Sightings are sent in by readers and posted constantly to our Gawker Stalker Map. This is our occasional, retro compilation.
In this long-overdue edition of Gawker Stalker 1.0: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Parker Poesy, Johnny Depp, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Tobey Maguire, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Rosario Dawson and Jason Lewis, Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Sedaris, Mike Myers, Jerry O' Connell, Mandy Moore, Liv Tyler, Paris Hilton, Kate Beckinsale, Chelsea Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Keri Russell, Hilary Swank, Anne Hathaway, Steven Segal, Judith Regan, Naveen Andrews, Vincent Garber, Robert Downey Jr., Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper, Andrew McCarthy, Queen Latifah, Liza Minelli, and Bob Saget.
I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman walking down St. Marks this afternoon, between 2nd and 3rd, with Parker Posey. Some Midwestern tourist dad with a bunch of kids ran up and asked if they could take his picture. Seymour said "I appreciate that, but no!" and kept walking.
Saw Johnny Depp eating an ice cream cone outside the Carlyle hotel just now at 830 pm. Said hello and he nodded.
Monday, June 26th, 6:45pm; 72nd Road and Metropolitan Avenue/Kew Gardens, Queens. Spotted Zach Braff along with a huge film crew taking up the intersection between Eddie's Sweet Shop and the Cinemart Fiveplex movie theatre. He had a khaki pants on with a striped button-down shirt that had fake blood on one elbow. He also had a blood smear across one cheek. He was smiling and laughing at something as he crossed the road. Gobs of film lights and people everywhere as they were setting up some kind of shot inside Eddie's at the counter. Zach looked entertained by something...maybe it was the scary-looking child actor kids and extras who were hanging around.
As an addendum to the 6/23 Zach Braff sighting at the Keane show. Zach was there rocking out with none other than mochabear himself — Donald Faison. I didn't realize the two were such good friends off of the show.
Tues morning (6/26) 12:40 am: A rinky-dink second unit film crew is shooting a small scene for Spider-Man 3 in Kew Gardens, Queens. The scene requires Tobey Maguire to ride up and down a short strip of Austin Street on his goofy Peter Parker moped. He looks small and pasty and terrified at all the kids screaming "Peter Parker!" on the street.
Sunday, June 25 at 1 am, Christina Aguilera in a caba a at G-Spa. Short and super skinny, much more so than I thought. Kept to herself and chatted with a girlfriend all night.
Saw Lenny Kravitz at Nobu57 last night, at around 9pm. He was leaving with a few ladies. He was looking fine, with a wide hair comb on the back of his head.
Saw Patrick Dempsey on Bleecker and Hudson Sunday at around 11am. He was looking casual in jeans in a baseball cap, which he took off for a minute to run his fingers through his hair as it rained on him. Wow. I usually don't approach celebrities, but as I was still intoxicated from the night before I thought it would be a really good gag to get a
picture with McDreamy himself. He said no, that he had somewhere to be and ran into the deli.
Saw Josh Lucas yesterday (6/25) at brunch in Nolita with what seemed to be his girlfriend (who looked a LOT younger than him). They were cuddled up in a corner and he kept leaning over to kiss her on the check, head, etc. I didn't even notice him at first, but once I caught a glimpse of those eyes I knew it was him. Looked exactly as I would have imagined—had on cargo style shorts, an old Texas style snap button shirt, very Southern-rugged boy.
Sunday night (6/25), around 11pm, Rosario Dawson and Jason Lewis were celebrating Jason's birthday with a bunch of friends at Bao 111 on Ave C. All seemed super low-key and really nice. They were just enjoying themselves and having a great time.
Saw Julia Roberts this afternoon on 19th between Broadway and Park. Sunglasses & cell, of course.
Saw Kirsten Dunst walking west on Houston between Thompson and Sullivan on Friday night (6/23) around 10 p.m. Skinny as hell, pale (almost gray) face, wearing a denim miniskirt and blazer, with hair pulled back in a ponytail. I can't tell if she saw me see her from behind my wafer cone of Cookies & Cream Tasti D'Lite, but either way she had her NYC mask on tight—marching quickly ahead with a "don't recognize me" look in her eye. I like her OK but when I've seen her in movies, I've kind of wondered what the big deal is about her... and seeing her in person reinforced this feeling. I see 20 non-celebrities a day in New York whose beauty and style turn my head way more.
The following morning, an unconfirmed sighting of Amy Sedaris in the East Village (4th Street between 1st and A), riding a bike, with a baseball cap pulled down low over her face. It really looked like her but I didn't get a good enough look to be sure. Can't wait for Strangers with Candy!
Getting closer to an answer: saw Mike Myers last night. 6:30 pm. corner of Norfolk and Rivington, yellow t shirt, carrying hockey stick. 10 minutes later he's gone, but an enite hockey team, wearing the same yellow tees that read TUQUES, carrying hockey sticks, walk by.
Passed right by Jerry O'Connell last night walking down 17th St just outside Union Square yesterday at 8:00pm. He was holding 2 full bags of groceries and marching along quickly with a mean look on his face like he didn't want to be bothered by anyone. He is much taller than I expected.
Mandy Moore was at MisShapes this Saturday, dancing with two friends near the DJ booth but not in it (bless her heart). She was just there having a good time. Beautiful girl, so nice, and taller than expected.
Saw Liv Tyler walking her dog on Charles and W. 4th Sunday around 3pm pushing her (really cute) baby in his stroller, just blocks from the chaos that was the pride parade.
Saw either Paris Hilton or her identical twin with her head down and her blonde extensions covered by a NY Yankees cap on Astor Place walking west. She actually doesn't look that much like her dog in public.
Kate Beckinsale was at Fiddlesticks Bar at Greenwich Avenue watching the England - Ecuador World Cup game at around 11am. She was with her daughter and friends.
On Sunday 6/25 in search of a cocktail somewhere without throbbing club music, we walked right past Chelsea Clinton near the intersection of Charles and Greenwich in the west village. She had her hair up and was very pretty. She was walking with a guy who my friend noticed (I didn't, I was stuck in slo-mo trying not to stare but wanting to confirm it was really her). She was walking in the direction of the waterfront, though I can't imagine she was heading out to the piers to hang out with the outer-borough homies who were congregating en masse after the pride
Saw Anderson Cooper Friday afternoon on 82nd Street and Columbus. Had a deli bag in his hand and was wearing a gray tee shirt, jeans and a baseball cap. Couldn't miss the gray hair underneath - quite handsome in person!
Saw Keri Russell at the juice bar in lifethyme market on Greenwich ave around 5:30 pm.
Spotted Hilary Swank dining in the back corner of Babbo Friday night, 6/23. She was with a mystery man - the jury's out on whether it was a date or not. Was very pretty and feminine in person and they seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Saw Anne Hathaway on June 25, 2006 at 1PM. She was walking on Greenwich Street between W. 10 Street & Christopher Street about a half hour before the Gay Pride marchers were to arrive. She was accompanied by a man with shoulder length hair and sunglasses. She definitely needs to wear makeup to look good.
I saw Steven Seagal at the Affinia Dumont on 34th street and Lexington just now. He was getting into his car.
Saw publishing titan Judith Regan dining with 3 people Saturday night at Dressler, the new restaurant across the street from Peter Luger's in Williamsburg.
June 24th, 7pm, Hudson & 14th Sts: Saw Lost's Naveen Andrews outside a corner deli. He looked exactly like Sayeed, down to the ponytail with a flop of hair hanging down in the front. He smiled, went into the deli, and browsed the beverages.
Vincent Garber, Jennifer Garner's dad on Alias, walking into Balducci's at 14th & 8th at 11am...
Robert Downey Jr at Mo Pitkins on Ave A for his father's birthday party, Sat 8pm. He was very social and easy going while taking pictures with guests and in an all round fantastic mood. Super fucking handsome.
Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper dancing on tables at Mo Pitkins after the Murray Hill show Sat, 1am. Cyndi looked amazing in tight jeans and top...looks like she's 25 years old. Allen sported a mohawk and held court with many queens celebrating Gay Pride weekend.
Blast from the past! I just stood in line next to Andrew McCarthy at the Green Market Deli next to the W Hotel in Union Square. Gotta say, still looking good after all these years. He must have had a headache though, he purchased those single dose packets of Tylenol.
6/23/06 (Hudson River Park near Christopher): Hanging out along the Hudson River Park while taking a break from a bike ride, a super friendly Queen Latifah, setting aside her cell phone (mid conversation) to say hello to a very sweet and good looking yellow lab named Daisy. So nice!
My wife and I sat right by Liza Minnelli and galpal in center row D at last Thursday's performance of Threepenny Opera at Studio 54. The facade repair was impressive as was the jet black hair. She came back from intermission noticeably happier, leading her even to yell "BRAVO!" at Cyndi Lauper (as Jenny Diver).
Um are you kidding me? Bob Saget at the W hotel on his cell phone eating nuts. Definitely one of America's funniest home videos.