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I seem to remember a thread at the old site about this. Yesterday, we had Donald Sutherland in our store. Seems he was making a movie in the area. I guess he was in last weekend also but I missed it. Of course, I only saw the back of his head. He was going through the express and I was all the way down on 17. My GSA was funny. She circled the area "supervising" a few times while he was there.
 

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I worked at one store where there was a lot of country music artists. Did returns for Wynnona Judd. Saw Amy Grant and Vince Gill. Supposedly a TM tried to get Alan Jackson's autograph in the bathroom.

Casey Mears did a NASCAR promotion in one of my store's parking lots. Saw the local Public Access show guy who plays a local version of Larry the Cable Guy. Then several local TV anchors came in as well.

I had my 2nd job's TV station anchors visit my store between newscasts.
 
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Well, Donald was in again yesterday. Walked right past my register. I gather he tried to buy champaign and didn't have his ID on him. Don't know what happened. And the director of the movie came thru the register right in front of mine yesterday.
 

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These are Donald's current movies being filmed from IMDB...
Dawn Rider (filming)
Pop

2012 The Hunger Games (filming)
President Snow

My brother bought a beer for Keifer Sutherland in an Atlanta bar in exchange for a punch in the arm. Now he goes around saying Jack Bauer punched him.
 
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Famous people

I swear we had a thread about this but can't find it...

Anyway, Meredith from The Office (Kate Flannery) went through my line about 2 hours ago...
 
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Some jackass who plays for the Orlando Magic. I dont watch that basketcrap so I didnt know who it was. He was throwing footballs and kbasketballs toward the ceiling and catching them. Told my TL about it, he told me who the guy was and to let it go. IDC who you are you dont act like that in the store. Told him to knock it off and he did and left
 

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I did a return for Wynonna Judd. Then I have checked out local TV anchors. Some guy who holds a record for ripping phone books.

My first store is a well-known shopping mecca for country music artists. Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban.
 

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No nationally-famous celebrities in our store yet. However, we do occasionally get a visit from a provocative local politician who lives in and represents an urban district, but sometimes shops in the outer 'burbs where my store is located. I gave him Great Guest Service, of course, and addressed him by his political title. Though he's on TV and in the newspapers all the time, and relatively famous in our part of the country, he seemed surprised that I recognized him. The shopping in the 'burbs probably gives him a lower profile. Like most famous figures who have developed a public image for show, he's much different in person, very polite and friendly.
 
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I did a return for Wynonna Judd. Then I have checked out local TV anchors. Some guy who holds a record for ripping phone books.

My first store is a well-known shopping mecca for country music artists. Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban.
She's in our store at least once a year....
 
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My first store would get visits by the Duggar family (the ones with 19 kids on TLC). The mom would come in with a couple of the older girls once in a while. Her favorite department? Infants of course!
 
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In Miami all the Heat players and Mgt shopped at our store,all of them were fantastic with guests and tms,never once an issue with autographs or pictures,great business with basketballs sales.
 
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In my store (around the Nashville area), we get celebrities about once or twice a month. We have had Amy Grant, Wynona Judd, Carrie Underwood (our Security officer was actually sent to supervise her, because guests were pestering her), Bryan Head Welch (former band member of Korn, but now does some work for the band Red), and there have been a few others.
 
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Was going to make a new thread but I found this. I met Kristaps Porzingis during my shift today.

In the past, I've also seen JR Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire

Side note: Porzingis got Dr Pepper and Pringles and this was the third time I've seen him since he was drafted.
 
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Texas reporting - have had a couple of Cowboys players come through our store time to time. Last one I remember was Tony Romo, great person all around and was happy to take photos. Also had Hulk Hogan and his family come through one time, the store went crazy when he was at the checklanes and basically mobbed the guy.
 

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James Harden from the Houston Rockets came to my store a few weeks ago because he was in town for the weekend.
 
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Really?? j-hud mean? I never pictured that but then again I've encountered Helen hunt once ( not at a target) but at a Starbucks and she was really nasty.
 
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Well, Donald was in again yesterday. Walked right past my register. I gather he tried to buy champaign and didn't have his ID on him. Don't know what happened. And the director of the movie came thru the register right in front of mine yesterday.
Couldn't he have just pulled a copy of Hunger Games off the shelf, and pointed at his picture on the box?
 
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Yep. At first people didn't recognize him but then the Secret Agents got all tense and nervous once he gathered more attention and took him away and then they had to come back and bring him through TSC to the team lead office to finish the transaction. Poor guy only wanted a sonos.
Would not want to be around nervous secret service agents. Them boys and girls are a different brand of serious.
 
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Not sure who remembers the show Trading Spaces on TLC. Years ago there were doing an episode in a neighborhood about 5 miles for my store. The designer Vern ( Chinese guy don't recall his last name) came in our store. He was in a rush ( apparently the time lines on the show were real) However, he was very nice. Although, he was in a hurry he took time to talk to ppl etc. Also, a store that is about an hour from my store has a very famous author who comes in there all the time .
 
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No big names like T. Swift from my days at Spot, but we had a few actors every once in a blue moon that I got to meet. I rang up Dot Jones (from Glee) and saw Jason Dolley (Disney Channel). Also Shailene Woodley of the Divergent films and Emily Osment, also of Disney Channel fame and Haley Joel's sister.
 

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Just Rodney Stuckey and his ex-fiance (she was on the bachelor as well before she got engaged to Stuckey) that I am aware of at my store. That was when he was a Detroit Piston.
 
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... then the M*A*S*H* movie! We sell bucketloads of those on the daily!!
Yeah, I was talking to one of the young cashiers after that weekend and he had absolutely NO idea who Donald Sutherland was. I said he was in the M.A.S.H. movie. He thought I was trying to say the TV show. So I mentioned his son who was in 24 and he didn't know who he was. Then I gave up.
 
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Saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd's tour bus in the parking lot one day a couple months ago when he was in town, not sure if he went in to shop or not or if he was even in the bus.
 

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Would not want to be around nervous secret service agents. Them boys and girls are a different brand of serious.
oh dear god I get scared of cops. I couldn't imagine seeing Secret Service agents.

Then again, considering how some are supposed to look like actual citizens, maybe I can imagine it. Given my area (about an hour out of DC), they might have visited at some point.
 

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Yep. At first people didn't recognize him but then the Secret Agents got all tense and nervous once he gathered more attention and took him away and then they had to come back and bring him through TSC to the team lead office to finish the transaction. Poor guy only wanted a sonos.
That's pretty awesome. My friend says Mitt Romney visits his restaurant every Tuesday for a Turkey Avocado sandwich lol.
 

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the quarterback from the local team as well as many wwe superstars because we are close to a developmental center. Roman reigns Daniel Bryan Emma, husky Harris (now Bray wyatt) as well as the people that used to mentor them. Edge,Mick Foley etc.
We get local news anchors in regularly too. Not HUGE names but still feels good they chose our store
 
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