It’s been another week full of celebrities here in London. Last Saturday Tom and I went to a taping of “The Voice”. We were meant to have seats but because the priority guests entered first, they were all taken by the time we got inside the studio. So, we ended up in the dancing section, which meant we were leaning right against the stage. I have not watched the entire episode, but we are featured here in this group performance video:
-At 0:14, there is a guy in a plaid shirt to the left of the frame. I am directly to his right (only the top of my head is visible) and Tom is directly to my right in a blue baseball hat.
-At 0:53, you can see Tom’s head and once the camera pans a bit more, my head is visible.
We were in other shots as well but it was too dark to make us out, I think. We ended up seeing recordings of two episodes- one live and one taped. Entertaining as it was, I did not enjoy standing for 5 hours while they filmed. And this was in addition to the 3 hours that we had to stand outside while we waited to get in. And did I mention that once the studio doors were closed we could not use the bathroom? That is the business they call show.
In addition to all of the contestants, we got to see Will.I.Am (of the Black Eyed Peas), Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, and Danny O’Donaghue (lead singer of The Script) and a performance from the Scissor Sisters.
A few days later, Tom and I spent the day in Central and I dragged him to the premiere of Snow White and the Hunstman. It was a last minute decision so we did not get close, but I managed to see Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
Because I can’t get enough, on Wednesday Tom and I went to the premiere of Men in Black 3. This one we were prepared for. After our warm-up marathon of standing at “The Voice”, we were well prepared for the 6 hours we stood in Leicester Square waiting for the celebs to arrive. It paid off- we got front row spots and I was able to say hello to Alice Eve, Josh Brolin and Will Smith. No, I did not get to tell him I’m from Philadelphia (nor did I get to let him know that the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song is the only reason people from Europe know where I’m from), but I did get to say hello. The audience went wild when he walked by our section and the poor man had enough people screaming in his face. I figured he didn’t need another.
Men in Black 3: Blue Carpet
Finally, to top it off, last night while I was walking around Covent Garden with some friends, we saw Imelda Staunton, who played Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. And Monday night, I will be spending a few hours with Jay-Z and Kanye West at their Watch the Throne tour. It’s a good week to be in London.