Chapitre 8: A Célébrité Sighting in Hollywood, CA

“Ah, Hollywood, it’s good to meet you, finalement .”

*The Hollywood sign might be small, but it’s there!

My French students seem to think that célébrités are all over the place in Hollywood, California. Well, I was there…and I saw 1 célébrité. So, obviously, I beg to differ.

In 2008, I (and the dizaine de paparazzi next to me) had the plaisir of seeing Lindsay Lohan while she was filming…some film (it’s not like I could’ve asked her the titre of the film).

While I don’t care much for Lindsay Lohan, I certainly enjoyed the “paparazzi” experience.

5 Raisons You Probably Won’t See a Célébrité in Hollywood:

  • Although many célébrités live in Hollywood, they are rarement prancing around the city. Unless you show up to a Star Unveiling Cérémonie, you’re not likely to see a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Their homes are gated. In fact, you can barely see through the gate’s entryway. Or, in some cas (such as that of Ozzie Osbourne), the gate doesn’t have holes to pear through.

Ozzie’s house in 2008 (it was on the marché in 2008).

  • The property they inhabit is quite vast. Their mansions sit far enough away from the gated fence that not even a person with 20/20 vision can spot a célébrité by peering through the front gate.
  • Most of the time, they aren’t even at home. They are either working on a film or an advertisement, faire un apparition (making an appearance), or traveling (for whatever raison).
  • They don’t randomly shop anywhere. In fact, most célébrités hire assistants to do their shopping; however, when they décident to shop themselves, their dizaine de bodyguards surround them. This article in the LA Times might be able to help you encounter a célébrité while shopping; however, don’t count on it.

Seeing a célébrité is difficile – and for good raison! They deserve some “alone-time” as much as you and me. Plus, there’s much more to see in Hollywood than célébrités: For exemple, there’s the Hollywood sign

or the hike…

to the Griffith Observatory…

and the vue of LA from the observatoire.

However, if you really want to see a célébrité, visit this website for some pointers. ♦


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.

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