Monday, July 11, 2005

The stars at night are big and bright...

Lindsay Lohan is in the Twin Cities filming the Prairie Home Companion movie (she's been seen out shopping at vintage stores in Minneapolis). And last week I saw something random in the People and Places section of the Pioneer Press (or the Star Tribune, or the other one--there's like 50 daily publications here and I can't keep them straight). The short blurb mentioned that John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph and some dude were spotted during July 4th weekend eating on the patio of La Grolla--an Italian restaurant that's within crawling distance from my apartment (literally). Now, Maya Rudolph I couldn't give a crap about (although she did interview Amy Sedaris for BUST magazine, which was cool), but I'd have died to meet John C. Reilly. Not that he's hot or anything, he's rather odd-looking. Most people probably remember him as Renee Zellweger's husband in Chicago, but the most awesome-est John C. Reilly movie is, of course, Boogie Nights, one of my favorite films in the whole history of the whole history. Dude, he was Reed Rothchild, a.k.a Chest Rockwell!!! I can't believe he was at La Grolla.

If I'd have happened by, I totally would have embarassed myself by staring like an idiot. I also would have tried to come up with some Boogie Nights quotes, thus embarassing myself further, but I'm not sure I'd have been able to stop myself. Like, "People say I look like Han Solo," or "That's not an MP, that's a YP--your problem!" Or "You're not the king of Dirk!"

Such a cool movie.

5 comments:

Marcus said...

I was at a party recently and someone told me I reminded them of John C. Reilly. I didn't know whether to be impressed or horrified. I went with impressed since he's one hell of an actor.

"You got the touch! You got the power! Yeah!"

andiepants said...

It's more like "You got the touch! You got the pow-eeeeeerrrrrr!" And "Heeeeeeeeat will rock you, and heeeeeeeat will roll you...." Mark Wahlberg is a fine singer.

Ms Sparrow said...

If they were gonna make The Prairie Home Companion movie today, I wonder how much of that cast would be in it.
Much as I like the radio show, I was disappointed in the movie.

Carol said...

Hi Andie
Are you the Andie who was conned by Simon Reid? Carol

andiepants said...

Yes I am! Check out the post dated 8/2008--that's the post where I outed him and got the ball rolling.