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My New BFF

While Calgary isn’t exactly an international mecca of film making and success, we do get a fair number of celebrities to this here city. The Restaurant where I work is sort of attached to one of the hotels where a large portion of them stay and directly across from another very upscale hotel.

We usually have all the football players in whenever there’s a game in Calgary (Roughriders, BC Lions, Alouettes etc. – for you Americans this means nothing), we’ve had Jane Seymour in (all the guys fell in love with her), Mila Kunis, Keisha Shante, LeAnne Rimes, Jason Preistly was in, Dean Cain, The Trailor Park Boys have been in twice (they are actually so funny in person). We’ve also had bands, musicians and dancers.

Some of the big names roll with an entourage but most of them just have a friend or two. Generally they come in, hang out and everyone leaves them alone.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have been spotted in and around town the last week or so. A few days ago they came into the Restaurant with their kids and a woman who was most likely the nanny. Of course everyone was like “omg it’s Tori Spelling” but no one really approached them.

Last night while I was working, I realized that they were sitting at one of my tables in the lounge, (sans kids of course). He is gorgeous; she is tiny and even with no makeup still really pretty. I went up to them and we started chatting about our wines and then Sushi (she had a craving). I was trying to act like they were just any other table.

After I poured their wine (Amarone – my favorite), he asked me what my name was. I introduced myself and he shook my hand and said “I’m Dean,” then she shook my hand and said “I’m Tori”. I felt like saying “Obviously!” but I just said “nice to meet you!”

They had a glass of wine each and were going to eat but decided to get some sushi. They had half a bottle left so I just left it behind the bar and told them they could pay when they got back.

Three hours later, they show up again. They remembered my name and started telling me how bad the sushi was. I joked that they should have just stuck with our soup like they had originally planned.

As they were leaving I told them to have a good time here and I overheard her say “that was really nice, we should come back here”. I couldn’t believe how nice and down to earth they were; she almost seemed shy introducing herself, and they were so obviously in love (he kept calling her “mama”) it was absolutely adorable.

Who says celebrities have to be snobs?

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