Upoc, a wireless messaging service that distributes text and
voice info to cell phones, has a popular user group called “NYC Celeb
Sightings.” Two years old, with 1,846 registered members, the group sends
instant messages to each other about celebrity spottings in Manhattan. Here are
Sept 7, 1:19 AM, greg: Ozzy
Osbourne getting off plane from LA @ JFK – looks a little confused
Sept 7, 2:27 AM, supertoad:
Eric Nies (The Real World) @ China White – in bandana waving ladies over
Oct 11, 11:38 PM, Dens: Hugh
grant @ openair. Has an afro!
Oct 12, 2:47 PM, Teal: Ben
and Casey Affleck walking down Hudson @ Spring. Looking rested and happy.
Oct 14, 9:22 PM, lucy: Molly
Ringwald at Pastis, rather upset
Oct 20, 4:16 PM, julien: Catherine
Deneuve on Canal & Lafayette buying fake Vuitton bag
Oct 25, 1:55 PM, jimbabwe: sting
@ Bryant park selling windows xp
Oct 25, 10:39 PM, fddi: Bill
gates spills my drink @ xp launch, supper club
Oct 26, 12:44 PM,
aimlessagain: Walter Cronkite 58th near madison. (he looks good)
Nov 1, 11:50 AM, citigirl: Hillary
Swank on Madison and 51st, whining and complaining … not so swanky …
Nov 14, 9:15 AM, townsnda: John
Lithgow, Wash sq park, yesterday noon, wearing beret – undercover?
Nov 17, 9:47 PM, alex: Isaac
Mizrahi alone @ bar @ village restaurant. Looks crazy & skinny
Nov 21, 1:46 PM, runner:
Running next to Billy Baldwin at Equinox on UWS. Cute but slow runner
Nov 24, 9:35 PM, alex: Natalie
portman rushing her wee self up Lafayette on cell
Jan 12, 4:27 PM, alex: for
real: Kevin bacon on st marks/3rd, blue baseball cap. I’m 1 degree now!
Feb 3, 12:37 PM, citigirl: Benjamin
bratt @ Bubby’s … taller than expected.
Feb 7, 9:03 PM, Gordon: Henry
Kissinger rumbling about foreign policy at le bernadin
Feb 23, 5:21PM, bigraisin: Liv
tyler walking arm & arm with some guy on 9th st w vil.
Feb 27, 1:44PM, hnic357: Tom
Brokaw @ Citarella on 6th ave.
Mar 1, 5:55PM, bwkonash: Jerry
Seinfeld smoking a cigar in a new Porsche on Broadway and East Houston.
Mar 7, 1:31PM, TheBodie: Just
met Tiki Barber in RCS on Madison and 56th. Short convo. Very nice guy.
Mar 13, 10:19PM,
greymatter: Brendan Fraser at 57/57 bar right now
Mar 13, 10:30PM,
greymatter: 57 East 57th St, the Four Seasons Bar. He’s with his wife.
Mar 14, 12:55 PM, TheBodie:
Fisher Stevens on Madison & 58. Saw him years ago in Citibank on 6th
Mar 15, 3:02 PM, alex: Model
Ana Claudia walking into bar pitti with superscruffy boyfriend
Mar 18, 1:44PM,
aimlessagain: Barry Manilow at borders-now-57th and Park. Wearing a black
Mar 18, 5:53PM, janie13: barry
F#$king manilow? why would u tell us that?
Mar 18, 4:56PM, amart2: please
get me off this site!
Mar 18, 5:00PM,
aimlessagain: I knew some people would get ticked off by the Barry
A Few More Thoughts From Larry King jr.
Is acting hard or could about half the population do it?
Is there anything moredepressing than riding in a hot taxi cab on
a cold night, listening to 1010 WINS turned up too loud?
Guy de Maupassant gets no
It’sjusta thought, but maybe teenagers should be encouraged to
take drugs and have sex. That stuff gets harder to pull off the older you get.
Depression is actually normal. It’s not like we’re not going to
get old and die.
I keep buying bananas and I keep not eating them.
You don’t have to buy their albums but you have to respect
Don’t you just hate people?
With apologies to Janet Malcolm, I’ll take de Maupassant over
Now I feel kinda embarrassed about us getting all worked up and
kicking the Taliban’s ass like that.
Women: We love you, but you’ve got to speed it up when you’re
using public transportation. We want those MetroCards out of the purses before
you reach the turnstile-and no more lollygagging on the platforms.
My knowledge of science probably equals that of an average
European villager, circa 1750.
Look. Somebody must have dumped a big bunch of hummus on the
I am so mad at Sheryl Crow.
Don’t judge a one-legged man
until you have hopped a mile in his moccasin.
If you ever see me with a plastic fork in my shirt pocket and a
bag of takeout lunch in one hand, please shoot me.
Bad Steve Martin has taken the lead in his race against Good
If it wasn’t for scientists and other people who actually know
about stuff, the Taliban would have kicked our ass.
Imagine if this whole country were made up of guys like me and my
friends. We would be toast.
I don’t get what’s so great about photographs.
If I were to make a bumper sticker that read “I’d rather be
reading de Maupassant,” how many people do you think would buy it?
Dad, you’re the best. You got
the money after everybody counted you out.
Mangoes are a lot of trouble.
Still waiting for the Internet to change life as we know it.
Oh, my God, that’s not hummus.
-Larry King Jr.