I'm bored and can't sleep and this probably officially makes me a tool, but here goes:
I talked to Steven Tyler on the phone several years ago. My mom used to write for an alternative weekly in Tulsa, and she was supposed to do a by-phone interview with him.
I was at home by myself, and she hadn't gotten home from work yet, but the phone rings, I pick it up, and hear a raspy voice say
Steven Tyler: "May I speak to Crystal?"
Me: "Um, she's not quite home yet... wait a second, is this Steven Tyler?"
ST: (chuckles) "Yes it is."
Me: (sounding like an over-enthusiastic asshole) "What's up man?! I'm gonna see you at the OKC show next week. You kick ass."
ST: (laughter) "Thanks. What's your name?"
ST: "Josh, huh? You sound a little nasally."
Me: "Yeah, I've got chronic allergy problems."
ST: (hard laughter) "You sure you haven't been snorting any of that nose candy?"
Me: (beat, incredulous) "uh, No man. Not today."
ST: "Well that's good to hear. When should I call back?"
Me: "Probably, in like fifteen minutes."
ST: "Alright, thanks bud."
And that was that. So no matter what happens in life, I can know that Steven Tyler once asked me if I had been snorting coke.
In addition, I've met Ethan Hawke, Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Danny Glover. I talked to a famous supermodel (I don't remember her name) when her and her very expensive shrink came down to the office I was working in and asked to borrow a pen so she could write him his check. That was actually really funny. She was going on to him about how she really thinks she's made a breakthrough but she's still feeling anxiety about this and that and the other and so on. Stupid neurotic supermodels.
I walked and talked with an old journalist from Life magazine who told me funny stories about Billy Wilder and then let me see his (Wilder's) old office. I touched Billy Wilder's workdesk. I thought that was pretty cool.
Me and a buddy were on the roof of the LA Film School across the street from the Catwoman premiere at the Arclight. When Sharon Stone got out of her limo, my friend yelled "Hey Sharon! Show us your snatch!" And I swear to god she looked up and shot us a dirty look.
Also, I saw PTA in his car at an intersection in Beverly Hills.