Stars, They’re Just Like Us! (No, Really! I Swear!)

Stars, They’re Just Like Us! (No, Really! I Swear!)

Celebrities are human, and it's hard to realize that sometimes.

Just recently, I went to a showing for a movie called Shooting Clerks at the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City, New Jersey. The film was a biographical drama about, as one might be able to tell from the title, the creation of Kevin Smith’s famous first film, Clerks. And wouldn’t you know it, the actor who played Dante Hicks in Smith’s monumental work, Brian O’Halloran, was there! I expected to see at least one of the actors from Clerks there, so I came prepared: I brought my special edition tenth anniversary copy of Clerks and some Sharpie markers.

So, my dad and my brother pointed Mr. O’Halloran out to me from across the room, and I was suddenly so excited. I could hardly believe it. I was about to meet Dante Hicks, and he was actually supposed to be there that day! I waited for him to finish eating his food and then went over to him. I started talking to him, and he immediately started messing with me (jokingly, of course), so I went extremely pale. Then he stopped and agreed to sign my copy. We asked if he could take a picture with us, and he agreed. Look below to see how awesome my night was.

From there, my night was pretty darn great. We got to meet the creators of Shooting Clerks, all of whom were super cool people. But my reason for telling that story is to tell you that celebrities like Brian O’Halloran are just like us. They’re human. He saw me come up to him, gave me a bit of a ribbing and was really nice to us. You honestly don’t hear enough stories about this kind of thing.

There are, of course, celebrities who have let fame get to their head. But people do look up at these people like they’re so far above us and such. They’re human, and more people need to realize that. If I were celebrity, I’d definitely want people to know that I’m not some “larger-than-life” kind of guy—I’d want them to see me as a human, just like everyone else. I think walking up to celebrities should be much easier to the average Joe than it really is, because it’s honestly really simple: walk up, say hi, ask for a picture or autograph and there you go! Easy, right? In my experience, the more relaxed a fan is when they meet a celebrity, the more enjoyable the meeting is. So, don’t be afraid, since all you really need to do is act human. Because, let’s be honest: we’re all really the same!

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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