Six stand-up shows over the course of a weekend. How insane. I loved every single minute of it though and cannot wait to get on stage again soon. Marco Island and @CaptBrien treated me so well, but sadly my time there had to end. The airport was beckoning because I had a 7 a.m. flight to the concrete jungle… "where dreams are made of" (thanks Jay): New York City!
Pretty much before my plane finished taxiing I was on my way to one of the most legendary radio stations in America, Z100 (@Z100NewYork). I was given the honor to use the same microphone that Elvis Duran (@elvisduran) used to do my own radio show, Y100 (@y100miami). Even though I had hardly slept in the past couple days, those microphones gave me a whole new sense of energy! Let's just say, I definitely needed that to take on the rest of my day.
Crunch time. I didn't want to be tardy and risk getting a detention by a Bad Teacher, although, if it's Cameron Diaz then maybe I do! In any case I had an hour to slip into my "school uniform" and catch the "bus" to the premiere of the new movie opening this Friday.
I gave myself what I thought to be plenty of time to get to the premiere, I do want to be a star student, after all. I mean, this is not LA so how bad could the traffic be? Boy did I fail that exam. (That's right, I just cannot stop with the teacher puns!) It took me 30 minutes to wave down a taxi!
The scene at the Ziegfield Theatre, where the premiere was taking place, was nuts. It felt as if there were millions of fans lined up waiting to catch a glimpse of Justin Timberlake (@Jtimberlake), Jason Segel, Thomas Lennon (@thomaslennon) and the stunning Cameron Diaz as they strut their stuff down the red carpet. Luckily, I was able to make my way through to the carpet to interview these awesome actors.
If you can believe it, I have known and been interviewing Justin Timberlake since his N*SYNC days—wait, did I just give you a hint at my age? This guy is pure genius, though. He made such a smooth transition from singing to acting; I admire him tremendously. I mean, not many singer-actors can actually do this.
It was weird to hear that (spoiler alert) Justin felt the dry humping scene in Bad Teacher was one of the most awkward things he has ever done, but I was quick to remind him about his patent skintight rhinestone pants he used to rock back during his N*SYNC days, and he quickly corrected himself.
Oh and could more music be in the works for Justin? "Timbeland"… JT… just saying. Something could happen in the next year.
Even though I would have loved to just kick it with Justin for the night, the second I saw Cameron Diaz in the corner of my eye, I pretty much knocked Justin out of the way so I could get a look at her amazing legs but she was wearing a gorgeous Chanel dress.
If I had a beer, I would have given it to her. She is such a guy's girl. I was tempted to ask her if she wanted to ditch this event and go check out a sports bar, but that wouldn't have been fair to the other reporters, now would it? I did get the next best thing though because she and I actually shared a quick little dance together as we talked about the awesome cast of this movie.
As Cameron was escorted away, I saw the next best thing. My longlost brother. Seriously, if I had any siblings, I would want it to be Jason Segel. Hm, perhaps it could still happen, I’ll ask my parents about adoption later. We hung out a couple of days ago in Detroit on the set of his new movie, Five Year Engagement, so this was purely a catch-up session. He completely agreed with the fact that Cameron Diaz is smokin’ hot and that if his teacher from back in the day looked like her, he’d still be in school. Of course, we also talked Muppets. Seriously, his face lit up as though he was a five-year-old boy who just woke up to the sight of at least 50 Christmas presents under the tree. It’s always nice to see an actor truly dedicated to his work.
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