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Celebrity Watching & Researching

Written by September 23, 2013

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People watching is one of my favorite past times, the other is celebrity watching.   One of the best places to get a front row view of celebs in their element is of course televised award shows. Every fall, I can count on award season to feed my celeb-watching craving.  The Emmy awards show is always up first and the finale is the Oscars. If you were one of the 15 million watching this award show last night, you may have been surprised by a "what the" few moments.  Given a few media headlines, it seems you weren’t alone.

Top surprise moments of the Emmys:

-When Jeff Daniels won for best lead actor in a drama for The Newsroom, his opening remarks were, “well, crap!”

-When Merritt Wever took the stage to accept best supporting actress in a comedy series, "Thank you so much! Um … I gotta go. Bye." (literally exited the stage)

-Watching Tony Hale (after winning an Emmy in his category) jump into his Veep character to take the stage to hold Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ clutch and whisper reminder talking points for her speech as she accepted her award for best actress in a comedy (“Veep”). Classic!

Celeb watching is always enhanced by second screen viewing (using a smartphone or tablet).  I keep my ipad near to check out additional information on celebs as they take the stage. While search engines or social networks are commonly used to gather intel, another free research tool is Spokeo. Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris for hosting another fun show, I do love that guy!  Happy award show viewings to you, we’ll be back with more thoughts and reactions as we experience award season.


( Photo credit: Chris Pizzello / Invision / Associted Press / September 22, 2013 )

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Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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