A big Hello to the WOW report. I work for a company that does decor for corporate and charity events, plus I’ve done a few stints as an Xtra in several movies, so I’ve had a few celebrity encounters while living a life on the Z-List. I’ve been lucky though – all my encounters have been good ones. So I don’t have any real dirt to give, but here are pictures from some of my run-ins and a few tidbits to add to the flavor.
– Wayne Anderson
On set of the new RuPaul Movie Project with RuPaul and Candice Cayne. Ru was everything you would think: funny, gorgeous, and surprisingly courteous (even taking the time to pose for photos with a lowly Xtra like me). The one thing I learned that surprised me: Ru does not like junk food at the craft services table. There was plenty to eat or drink, but everything was healthy. Juice not soda. Fruits not chips. And nothing fried or covered with fat.
Backstage at Madison Square Garden for the Concert for 9/11 with Halle Berry. I worked on the decor for the party and managed to snag a backstage all-access pass. I always thought she was gorgeous, but even up close, her skin is flawless!! She has a very hearty laugh, and was very easy to approach and chat with.
Parker stunned me few years later, backstage at a charity event I was working. We spotted each other and she said, “Hey, didn’t you work on Party Girl with me?” I was so thrilled to be remembered that I almost wet myself.
Demi Moore and I at a wedding party in Sonoma, California. She is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and, to my delight, she can dance her ever lovin’ booty off!! We tore up the dance floor at the wedding reception, and it remains one of my fondest celebrity encounters.
I had been canoodling with my boyfriend backstage at yet another charity event, and Cyndi Lauper was there. I finally worked up the courage to introduce myself, and asked if she would let my boyfriend snap a picture of us. She smiled sweetly and said, “Sure, I’ve always got time for a photo with a fan, especially the cute gay ones.” You couldn’t have wiped the smile off my face if you had tried.