Thursday, December 07, 2006

MY CELEBRITY STUDDED MORNING

What a day it's been and it isn't even noon yet.

If anyone read my post last week, WHATS ON MY DESK TODAY, you'll recall that I was cultivating an ant farm for an appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly. Well that appearance was today and I just got back to the office.


I met my boss, the Toy Guy, at 7:30 this morning at the ABC studio where Live with Regis & Kelly is shot. We were going over the toys for the Toy Guy's segment with Gelman, the producer, when Regis arrived to say hello. Later I was asked to join Kelly in her dressing room to show her how to work a Spy Camera toy, which she then took on the show during the opening chat section and took pictures of Regis, the audience, and her desk (that one was a mistake, I think). At one point during the show, the Toy Guy and I were in an empty make-up room using a TV to set up a digital makeover toy when Rob Lowe walked in. Apparently we were in his dressing room. He was very excited to see the toy we were working with and wanted his own digital makeover. He looked great after we gave him eye shadow and high arching eye brows.

Next, I had to help Regis & Kelly put on their Happy Feet tap dancing penguin feet and after that, I helped Regis get into an inflatable Superman suit. As the suit's muscles were inflating, he kept shouting "Am I inflating, am I inflating!?" I guess he thought the bulging muscles were his own.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the other guest on the show - The latest winner of Americas Top Model. She seemed nice and not as tall as I would have expected.

After the show, I snuck back stage to retrieve my ant farm. I'm happy to say the ants did a great job on the show and are now back on my desk basking in their new celebrity. They just got an offer to guest judge an episode of the next American Idol.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:22 PM

    OH. MY. GOD.

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  2. Anonymous5:53 PM

    WOW! Rob Lowe? Do it for Johnny man, do it for Johnny.

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  3. JDizzle5:55 PM

    How cool. You have the best job in the whole world.

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  4. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Rob Lowe never uttered "Do it for Johnny" -- that was Matt Dillon. Seriously, Jeff, if you're going to start rubbing elbows with the US set, you've got to get rid of friends that make those kind of gaffes. The last exciting thing Rob Lowe did was show his ass in Youngblood.

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  5. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swazye, what difference does it make? Wait, wasn't Patrick Swayze in Youngblood too? Things that make you go hummmm.

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