My one brush with fame story involves the green room at a national talk show. I was on a vacation in New York City, and I had two free tickets to the taping of a talk show. As most people probably know, these shows are usually taped in the late afternoon and then shown much later at night. I had time to go to the taping and then watch the show in my hotel room that night.
The guests that night included one of my Hollywood crushes, Reese Witherspoon, and the band Radiohead. I got to the studio really early and got into a friendly chat with one of the studio pages. She asked me if I wanted to take a quick tour of the backstage area, and of course I said yes. She gave me a visitor's badge and we walked through the hallways behind the set. We went right by the green room, and the door was open.
I found myself standing three feet away from Reese Witherspoon herself. She was busy talking to the lead singer of Radiohead, so I didn't want to bother her. She did look my way and smile, though.