Eric has been doing a great job in his role as Head Celebrity Watcher and has caught quite a few premieres in the past couple of weeks. Most recently, he hit up the We Bought a Zoo premiere, where he saw Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning. You know how we love a nice celebrity, so I have to be sure to give Matt Damon his due. Eric says he was one of the most gracious celebrities we have met in NYC. He spent an exceptional amount of time across the street signing autographs for fans and was very friendly and kind. In fact, he spent so much time in front of Eric signing autographs, Eric even got one for himself. You see, ever since David Blaine signed a playing card for us, we have thought it would be cool to get celebrities to sign playing cards to hopefully someday have a full deck of autographed cards. We took a little long to get on it, so I don't know if that will happen, but we now have Matt Damon's autograph on the four of hearts.
Oh, hello, Matt.
Clearly, this says "Matt Damon." Okay, just take my word for it.
Apparently, Matt also maintained his composure and good spirits in the midst of a mini-PETA protest, including people dressed in animal heads with signs saying "I don't want to be in your movie!"
Protesters at the premiere
Matt greeting fans amongst the madness
As an alternative to super-friendly Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson went straight inside and didn't so much as turn around to wave at the fans.
Scarlett Johansson inside the red carpet
I guess they all can't be Matt Damons and Seth Rogens and Daniel Radcliffes, eh?
Eric has also caught a couple of other premieres and events at (and around) the Ziegfeld, including the Hugo premiere, where he saw Tony Bennett:
...and the International Emmy Awards at the NYC Hilton, where he saw Wendy Williams and Ally Sheedy:
...and the New York New Year's Eve premiere, where he saw Jessica Biel, Lea Michele, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zac Efron.
Fuzzy cell phone picture of Zac Efron
Way to go, Eric! More celebrities to add to the list!