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One reason I’m hesitant to leave Manhattan is that I’ve never seen Sarah Jessica Parker in person. It’s just ridiculous because we both live in the West Village, we both have long hair and we are both HUGE movie stars.

How have we not connected?

But it has just not happened. I’ve seen the actor Oliver Platt about 47 times and no disrespect to Oliver Platt, but who the hell cares?

So while I try to come to grips with that fact that SJP and I are star crossed, my husband is having no problem getting chummy with HUGH JACKMAN.

Yes… People’s Sexiest Man Alive. I don’t completely agree. Like if I went out on a blind date with Hugh, I would think, “Not my favorite name but hey this guy is pretty cute. Maybe we’ll do dinner and drinks and then make-out,” but I would not be thinking, “Oh totally sexiest, hottest, smokin’ guy alive. He’s never going to call me.”

But I know some of you really dig him. So for this piece, any references to Sexiest Man Alive pertain to Hugh Jackman.

So anyway…

My husband has been between jobs (that’s a fancy way to say laid off).  Thankfully, he rejoins Fox News Channel on Monday.  But in the meantime, he’s had time to meander around the neighborhood. Yesterday, he was sitting outside a local coffee shop, next to another couple, just relaxing and reading news articles on his phone.  It was unseasonably warm.

Then Hugh Jackman and his wife walk by and they happen to know the couple next to Rick.  So they sit down too.

So there is Sexiest Man Alive and Mrs. Sexiest Man Alive chatting it up with this couple… and Rick manages to effortlessly work himself into the conversation when topics like children and local schools come up. All of this is happening while the paparazzi is snapping away.

So Rick will probably end up in the background of some photo in People magazine.

And then today, Rick CASUALLY mentions to me that he just saw Sarah Jessica Parker.  A couple of weeks ago.  During his lay off.  While taking Summer to the doctor’s office.


Ok fine. But has Mr. Celeb Magnet had the chance to see Oliver Platt 47 times? I don’t think so.

44 Responses to sexiest man alive

  • Julia says:

    I’m just watching Sex and the City reruns right now. In my mind you kind of ARE SJP. I can’t believe you guys live such glamourous  lives to just interact with the sexiest people alive like they really are “just like us!”

    Maybe if you stop working so hard you’ll be able to mingle with the celeb crowd. I don’t think that would work for me in Utah, although they did just finish filming “Dad Nappers” (Disney channel movie) pretty close to where I live.

  • PAPA says:

    For me, it was always I wanted to run into my ex at the time.
    We rode the same N/R train in Astoria and yet it never happened.
    Did she date a taxi driver?  Did she walk?  Take that tram thing?
    I never saw her.

    Now, of course, there’s Facebook.

    Found her.

  • kristen says:

    I admit that one of my favorite things about the city, is the star sightings. my friend and i have a point system – points accrue for the situation where you spy the star and what they’re wearing.

    i don’t have a lot of points, but for awhile there, i was seeing julianne moore and her hotty husband around town – now talk about a looker…

    i really think our husbands would hit it off – M is the one that’s always like Rick, casually in conversations or around someone famous that i’d give my left one to be in.

    see how shallow i am?

  • Bitsy says:

    Not fair!!
    I will look forward to seeing your husband back on Fox News.  I’ll have to cut down on CNN and MSNBC, but I can do that.
    Who is Oliver Platt?

  • Gabrielita's mom says:

    As I read “Mr. Sexiest Man Alive” I thought you were talking about Rick (he probably did too?) too bad no pictures from him in here. He could start working on the side for TMZ since he’s a major celeb-magnet too!  Wishing you all health and prosperity!

  • Kere says:

    hilarious. but really? SJP? over rated. And Hugh is really NOT the sexiest man… as you stated, cute,  but not someone I’d think would be sexier than the usual Brad or George for their ages.

  • Cathy says:

    OMG–how could he keep that info from you?? But my husband  would not bother to tell me if he saw her even though it would be a much bigger deal b/c he’s a not a celeb magnet.  🙂

  • christy says:

    I’d be mad at him twice: One for not calling the second he saw SJP, and two for not calling or at least texting during the conversation with Sexiest Man Alive and getting photographed by the paparazzi!!! You should develop a one word code so he could text you in future celebrity spotting emergency situations like this one!

  • Sandrine says:

    Kelcey I’m so glad your husband has his job again, so stressful.
    So it’s totally him right? in that video Nancy posted, saying bye to his best friends!!!!

  • Daphne says:

    What a chore, being so fabulous, people begging for autographs all day long. And all I want to do is eat my lunch with my famous, fabulous self. Sigh.

  • rick says:

    Nancy, good job hunting down the video clip.  Sandrine, Nice catch spotting me saying goodbye to my new friends, the Jackman’s.  We had a lovely brunch together.  Actually it was more like a 10 minute coffee.  But fun, nonetheless.   Hugh’s daughter wound’t touch the egg sandwich he’d bought for her, and it looked so good!  Wish I’d had the nerve to ask for a bite. 

  • mackbeth says:

    Please don’t leave until you see her! the laid off lifestyle sounds pretty glamourous in NYC! I just heard that J Lo and Marc were in my neighborhood for the DNC – the owner rented their home to them and had to keep it hush hush until post convention.  I would have walked the streets of Denver 24 hours a day if I had known!

  • johanna says:

    Being able to see SJP might just be worth being laid off 🙂 I never get to see anyone fabulous…then again there aren’t too many of them trolling around the CT suburbs! 

  • ErinB says:

    i rode the elevator with tori spelling when i was interning at NBC in college…not really SJP level but at the time 90210 was the rage so it was pretty exciting!  she had bodyguards so we didnt really get a lot of one on one time.
    I would FREAK out if I met/saw/walked by/ was on the same block as SJP- she just rocks. Maybe she will buy your apt?

  • Suzie says:

    Sorry about the layoff, but WOW! SJP & HJ sightings? That’s impressive.  I don’t even know who Oliver Platt is…must Google.  With Rick back on TV, you two will have to start watching out for those pesky papparazzi soon! 🙂

  • aimee says:

    I think you’re pretty safe to say you saw SJP–with all those similarities, who’s going to question you? (Except, of course, all your blog readers 🙂

  • merlotmom says:

    When I lived in NYC I was obsessed with Matthew Broderick.  Then I saw him walking around Washington Square during my lunch hour.  I followed him for like five minutes, poor guy was thin, pale, and on crutches, just had that car accident in Ireland.  But I looked just like Jennifer Grey at the time and I wanted him to notice me, get hot for me and ask me to lunch.  Yeah.  Nope.   So now I’m in love with SJP.  Do you think she’d fall for me?

  • Jordana says:

    Saw SJP at Lenox Hill when Ava was in the NICU. Her sister was having a baby. Oh yeah, we chatted it up. Saw Clive Owens at Nobu last Saturday night. See how casually I said that, like I’m always hanging out at celeb hot spots. So not. See Ethan Hawke all the time looking pale and stinky. An old guy with a young Asian gal – oh wait, it’s Woody and Soon Yi. Seen Kevin and Kyra, of course – but you and Rick are already way close with them.  Saw Will Farrell dining at an outdoor cafe near my apartment.  Ricky Lake at brunch…gotta love NY!

  • Rhea says:

    I’d love to see SJP. She’s awesome. I’m not a huge celeb fan, but there are a few I find intriguing. I’ve seen Lance Armstrong.  And the Dells (computers).  But only because my sons went to preschool with their kids in Austin.

  • Jacquie says:

    I saw SJP right before I moved!  Not seeing many celebs here, but did spot “Tyra” from Friday Night Lights and Drew Barrymore in the same restaurant/same night here in Austin.  (They weren’t together.)  You should definitely camp out in front of SJP’s house!  Nice video clip of Rick!

  • ella says:

    Ack! so funny–I laughed all the way through this post. When I VISIT New York City, I’m always hoping to bump into SJP. Like she’ll just be hanging out in the JetBlue food court. You never know.
    It is certainly a good thing I don’t though, I’d vomit all over myself. I hung around after a B’dway show last Oct., met this actress I admired and promptly go so tounge-tied you’d have thought I was 13 and not 43.

  • Jessica Bern says:

    I once got out of  car here in L.A. and there were paparazzi everywhere waiting for God knows who. I said to them, ‘Relax I’m here”  you could hear the crickets.  Humorless a holes they are

  • Shani says:

    I think HJ is pretty hot.  And glad hubby is back to work.  Send some of those vibes to my own hubby, would you? 🙂  I can’t believe how this is going around!  Hope you are having a great Sunday!

  • Kate says:

    My only celeb sighting was Garfunkal from Simon and Garfunkal.  Kind of creepy!  Who would you want to see even less than Oliver Platt?  Garfunkal.  I win!

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