Ricardo  Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent (Manhattan Miami Real Estate)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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All the time.  My family or I have run into:

  • Nick Nolte
  • Tom Selleck
  • Sophia Loren
  • Robert Wagner
  • Tori Spelling
  • Most of the cast of Beverly Hills 90210
  • The cast of "The Guild"
  • Pam Anderson
  • Tommy Lee
  • Will Smith
  • Wayne Gretsky
  • Heather Locklear
  • Brittney Spears
  • William Shatner

We have a LOT of celebrities that live out here.  We also have the Kardassians.  We used to have Bieber.  My buddy's kid goes to school with the child of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.  Mel Gibson is out this way too, as is Cher and Zsa-Zsa Gabor (when she was alive).  David "Don't Hassle The Hoff" lives or lived out here too.

 

Then you have the lesser celebrities, such as winners of cooking shows and such that live out here.  Some Top Chefs, Cupcake Wars winners, etc.


Edit: How could I forget Joe Walsh, Nikki Sixx and Billy Bob Thornton (who is very undervalued as a singer BTW).  And Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (Jay & Silent Bob).

Nov 30, 2018 11:15 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Not so much in real estate out here, but years in the entertainment industry I more than stumbled into quite a few of them. As a very young DJ, sitting after my shift at 1AM on the terrace at a nightclub in Palm Springs, N Palm Canyon Dr completely without vehicles. Baby blue Ford pulled up, Bob Hope got out with his dog, said good-evening and walked his dog up and down the street, got into his car and left. He did that all the time because nobody bothered him.
Then the time that Cameron Mitchell got mad at me during a live remote and demanded that I be fired. The station owner told him to cut a trail. LOL old time stars back in the day ran things and were very curmudgeonly.
BUT the coolest experience that I had and it was something that shaped my life seriously, was when I went to radio school and Art Hannes, who was the voice of CBS (HUGE, the kind of gig we all dreamed of), noticed I had a red toothbrush sticking out of the pocket of my jeans. He stopped me, and asked me why I had a toothbrush in my pants pocket. I told him I drove in an hour each way, and had just come back from lunch and wanted to brush my teeth. LOL he then reached into his pants pocket and pulled out a red toothbrush.

He told me no matter who we are or how far we come in life, we still all have to brush our teeth. ❤❤❤

Nov 30, 2018 09:23 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
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I have not Ricardo Mello .  I do remenber a story of my uncle meeting Dolly Pardon about 30 years ago and she introduced herself to him and he had no clue who she was even after the introduction.

Nov 30, 2018 08:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Yes, many years ago checking into the Riviera in Vegas. The lady in front of me was Joan Rivers.

Nov 30, 2018 08:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Yes, Many Many, all that Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA listed plus many more, like Zubin Mehta, OJ Simpson, Walter Mathau, Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck, Betty White (we see each other often), Robert Redford, Paul Newman, ZZtop, Sting...etc  A

Did several business deals with many, but signed a confidentiality agreement.  The only one we can talk about is John Candy RIP.  A

Nov 30, 2018 01:24 PM
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Ricardo Mello In late August 1980, I was standing outside of The Hit Factory recording studio in Manhattan with a couple of musician friends when a silver Cadillac limo pulled up.

One of the guys commented, "Oh, here's John and Yoko."

I really didn't pay much attention since I thought his comment was a joke.

But, as I kept looking at the car, out stepped John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Even more stunning was that John (with Yoko on his arm) walked straight over to me while talking to me; it seems he thought I was someone else.

When he got within about 3 feet of me, he realized that I wasn't who he thought I was. Obviously embarrassed, he put his right hand on my left shoulder and with a big smile said, "Sorry, mate. I thought you were someone else."

I know I muttered something like, "Not a problem," but I was so stunned, I really don't remember.

He went on to tell me, "If you're going to be around for a while, stop by the studio. We'll be on the top floor."

Although I was 34 years old and had been in the music business since I was 14, and worked with a band that had several hit records of our own, and also worked with and became friends with several top name recording artists, I have to say this was the first time I ever found myself in awe.

It was just a few months later (December 8, 1980) when John Lennon, one of the people who's music strongly influenced the direction of my musical career, was murdered outside of his apartment building (the Dakota) in Manhattan by Mark David Chapman.

Nov 30, 2018 12:56 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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When I worked in Manhattan I saw celebrities from time to time. To name a few- Keanu Reeves, Eddie Murphy, Howard Stern, Metallica's James Hetfield, Musician Henry Rollins, KRS1, Kenny Rogers, Joan Rivers, Geraldo Rivera, then Governor of NY Mario Cuomo and I have gone past the Law & Order set while they were shooting.  

Nov 30, 2018 12:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Michael Jackson pulled up in a limo early in the dawn hours in Las Vegas, saw me and my brother and friend having a laughing good time and just walked over and joined us. We didn't even mention or notice him either. He also used to ride the rides at Disneyland when I worked there. Ran into Tom Hanks..decent fellow and Charlie Sheen and his dad too. Few others as well

Nov 30, 2018 10:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Kris Kristofferson at LAX. And of course I see myself every day.

Nov 30, 2018 09:57 AM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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I haven't met any but have seen a few.  I saw Michael Douglas in Seattle when he was filming, and in the Las Vegas airport, waved at the talkative one of Penn and Teller!

Nov 30, 2018 09:16 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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Lots and lots of them.  I used to work in the film industry in Hollywood.  Leave them alone!  Yes, they like to be recognized, but they can hardly make it through their dinner without somebody wanting their autograph.  I, on occasion, worked with some old timers and they had great stories.

Nov 30, 2018 08:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am 100% certain it would not be anything I would be impressed by or want to talk about.  I am just not impressed.  

Nov 30, 2018 04:27 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Although I am not graceful, I can't recall ever stumbling into a celebrity but as a native Californian I have seen real celebrities and those who exist in their mind only. I saw some Capital Hill "ccelebrities" when I lived in Washington,  DC too. They walk among us!

Nov 30, 2018 02:58 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
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Muhammad Ali - Many years ago.

Nov 30, 2018 12:42 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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I have seen a few around (since I grew up in LA County) and have a few classmates that got into the industry. My parents have a few celebrity acquaintances as well. 

Nov 30, 2018 11:42 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Sally Field and James Caan trying to get to my hotel in NYC!

They were filming Kiss Me Goodbye

Nov 30, 2018 11:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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just celebrity athletes....  

Nov 30, 2018 10:14 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     In 1981 or '82 I was living south of the football stadium while attending FSU.  My neighbor across the street was the late Pat Ramsey.  He played harmonica with Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers, et al.  Pat is in the Blues Hall of Fame.     

     One afternoon Pat saw me in my front yard, he invited me into his house to meet some people.  Those people were Dickey Betts and Butch Trucks!  They were planning a reunion tour or something and were talking to Pat about joining them.  We had a couple of beers... it was very cool!

 

Nov 30, 2018 08:49 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Yes, I worked with a couple Hollywood & Music Industry types so far and bumped into Joe Walsh of The Eagles here in San Diego. I've also met Brian Buffini, Jack Canfield, Dr. Ivan Misner (BNI) and Michael E. Gerber all here in San Diego.

Nov 30, 2018 08:40 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Used to do a lot of business travel so occasionally would encounter famous folks.  Joe Torre and Fergie the Duchess of York in airport lounges.  Oscar Robinson on a plane.  James Carville in an airport. 

A Bob Hope show was filmed at Annapolis, so we had Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Bernadette Peters, Roger Staubach, James Coburn and others.

But the closest was Ronald Reagan.  He was supposed to just shake hands with the top 100 grads of my Annapolis class in 1985 (which would have left me out), but he kept going until the entire class of over 1000 had graduated and he's shook hands with all of us.  Bill

Nov 30, 2018 08:24 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Was having dinner at Fudruckers just last week & someone walked up to my significant other & said 'Great job, love the show, keep up the good work man!'  We had no idea what he was talking about - I guess he's a celebrity.

Dec 01, 2018 05:48 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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I don't remember actually stumbling into a celebrity. I did see James Gandolfini in restaurant row in NYC years ago but he was just another person zipping into a restaurant to have dinner. Celebrities are just people who happen to be in a career that puts them in the spotlight. 

Now I'm off to read your post!

Dec 01, 2018 03:56 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Athletes & coaches mostly in my area. I did run into several on the streets of NYC when we visited there last year though. Not a big deal to me though - I'm not the least bit star-stuck!

As my mother used to say, "They put their pants on just like we do - one leg at a time!" LOL

Nov 30, 2018 07:34 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Numerous ones over the years. Never impressed or star struck.  

Nov 30, 2018 02:39 PM
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Bob Crane
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If I did then I did not recognize them.

Nov 30, 2018 01:59 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Yes.

Nov 30, 2018 08:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Here in NH stars are fewer than CA, NY or South Beach. But I see on a reguar basis Adam Sandler who comes back to visit family. Steven Tyler who lives here. Jimmy Fallon who has a lake house here. 

Dec 01, 2018 05:11 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Ricardo Mello locally, it is common to run into celebrities in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles Metro region.

Nov 30, 2018 07:56 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Not really. 

Nov 30, 2018 06:25 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I used to live in Manhattan, so my list is quite long.

Nov 30, 2018 06:23 PM
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Valeria Mola
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My mom always asked me why I don't post pictures with the celebrities I know... 

I don't. 

Nov 30, 2018 05:51 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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No stumbling, but I did used to see Woody Allen, Jackie Onassis, Bernadette Peters,  Robert Redford and a few others regularly on the streets in NYC as we all lived within a few blocks of each other in Carnegie Hill. I'd see Joan Rivers at the bar at the Carlyle Hotel, as well, from time to time. Stayed at the same hotel as Andre Agassi in Buenos Aires back in 1988.

Nov 30, 2018 02:20 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
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I don't think I have run into too many (randomly). I have seen many celebs at events and stuff like that. My best recollection is running into Jerry Springer (LOL) and Dr. J (Basketball Player).

My wife ran into Johnny Chan (the poker player) once in Vegas.

 

Dec 01, 2018 12:15 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I road the like ride at Knotts Berry Farm when I was 15.  It was hot and my friend and I splashed water on ourselves and the people in front of us.  When we got off, I found out one of those people was Tatum O'Neil (age 13).  Surprise, surprise!

Dec 01, 2018 12:07 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I worked in radio, so I ran into, and talked on the phone, with quite a few over the years.  However, a celebrity encounter that I had that I didn't realize until they had walked away were Magic Johnson and his wife, who found me crying in a hall of LAX airport and offered me a ride to my friend's house.  They could not have been nicer.  I just kept thinking, "This man is so tall," while they were calming me down.  (I was 19, just arrived in LA and my friend wasn't there to pick me up and I had no clue where she lived. )  

The funny part of that story to me now, is when I shared with my 13 y/o niece, she asked, "Why didn't you just call your friend with your cell phone?"  Life was a lot different before cell phones. 

Dec 01, 2018 11:48 AM
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Yes - Benny Hill - outside a theatre in London. Literally!! 

Dec 01, 2018 07:47 AM
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Sam Shueh
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If you live in LA chances of meeting entertainers in public place is great. My sister met a homeless who walked into a library looking at the movies they filmed and told her the story and her role. 

I walked into an Asian market and saw Zukerberg and his daughter Maxim inside a cart looking at Dim Sim not long ago.

My aunt was a restaurateur in NYC she mentioned all these famous actors and Broadway actors what food they liked. 

Dec 01, 2018 06:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Yes. 

Dec 01, 2018 05:22 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I was sitting outside at a bar on a warm sunny night in Seattle when Connan Obrian walked up the street. I recognized him as someone I knew and nodded to him, then he nodded back before I realized who he was. He was instantly surrounded by autograph seekers. 

I run into local sports celebraties from time to time. I sold a former Seahawk a truck, another a furnace and showed a backup quaterback a rental. 

Nov 30, 2018 10:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Nope.

Nov 30, 2018 08:30 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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John Elway 

Dec 04, 2018 01:08 PM
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Joan Cox
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We don't have many (if any) in the Denver metro area, but met Clint Eastwood here.

Dec 04, 2018 06:33 AM
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William Feela
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Not that I know of

Dec 02, 2018 06:48 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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I met Buddy Hackett and Don Henley at a golf course where I worked. Buddy had the foulest mouth and Don was a very nice person who asked someone for a chew. That's it, no feigned excitement or screaming fans asking for autographs, just two golfers out for the day.

Dec 02, 2018 10:17 AM