"I don't often get those pinch yourself moments, but that was up there. I ended up chatting to Anne Hathaway, she looked amazing. She said she was a big fan of mine and I was gobsmacked. I mean, I've watched The Princess Diaries a thousand times. It's my go-to film." Singer Rita Ora was left starstruck after meeting her favourite actress Anne Hathaway at the Met Gala last week (05May14).
"YUP! This happened!!!! #StillScreamingInside" Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was left starstruck during a meeting with Beyonce at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (05Apr14). She posted a photo of herself alongside her 12 Years a Slave co-star Sarah Paulson, Beyonce, and her sister Solange Knowles.
"I melted away, the room melted away and it was just like, Oprah and sunlight and some kind of godsend. I had no idea that I loved her so much until I was in the same room with her. (I couldn't go up to her) because she's Oprah and I don't even know if she's real... I didn't think anyone could be that amazing and exist." The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield was left starstruck by Oprah Winfrey after coming face to face with her in a New York hotel recently.
Singer Ariana Grande was reduced to tears after meeting her "childhood crush" Jim Carrey during an appearance at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday (21Apr14). The Way hitmaker was left starstruck when she found herself in front of the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star, and in a video posted to Instagram.com, Grande can clearly be seen fighting back tears as she hugs Carrey.
She took to Twitter.com after the meeting and wrote: "met my childhood crush Jim Carrey. (couldn't) even speak. he was kind, warm and human. I'm so happy."
Grande was in Washington, D.C. to perform in the White House gardens, while Carrey read from his kids' book How Roland Rolls.
Actor Dax Shepard was left starstruck when his movie idol Brad Pitt complimented him during the Academy Awards last month (Mar14). The Parenthood star confessed his love for the Hollywood A-lister during an interview with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday (16Apr14), revealing he began idolising for Pitt 20 years ago following his breakout role in 1994's Legends of the Fall.
Shepard explained, "I have really strong, strong feelings about Brad Pitt... Always have. I really am obsessed with him. He has great taste, I love all his movies, he's a phenomenal producer, he's a philanthropist and he's aging so gracefully."
The first time Shepard met Pitt was at the Oscars, where he accompanied wife Kristen Bell, who served as a presenter.
Shepard admitted, "I had never met him, nor did I even want to, because I'd be afraid I wouldn't be able to talk to him... (At the Oscars) Kristen starts pulling my leg, and she goes, 'He's talking to you. He's talking to you!'
"And I turn around and Brad Pitt is talking to me from four rows up! He goes, 'We love your movie.' And in that moment I completely forget that I've directed a movie (2012's Hit and Run) because I just forgot and I go, 'What?'"
After Pitt clarified his comments, Shepard gave a simple 'Thank you' and sat down, but the memorable encounter couldn't have come at a worse time.
He continued, "I am not lying - the second I sat down, the In Memoriam segment stars up... I'm smiling ear-to-ear from the best compliment of my life, and the sad music starts and we start cherishing the folks we've lost.
"It was nearly impossible for me to not smile. And Kristen was like, 'Okay, get it together.' I never got it together! We left... there's photos of me leaving an hour later, like, still smiling."
The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield donned his superhero suit to surprise kids at a children's charity in London on Wednesday (09Apr14). The actor delighted youngsters at Kid City, an after-school organisation for children aged three to 11, as he wore his onscreen alter ego's iconic blue and red suit to meet his fans.
Garfield crashed their pizza party and later took to the basketball court for a friendly game in his Spidey suit with the eager kids.
He eventually shed the costume to sit down with his young audience, happily posing for photos and chatting with the starstruck devotees.
Later that night, he pulled off another surprise by making a cameo for The Punchdrunk theatre company's production of interactive play The Drowned Man.
"Whitney Houston was my biggest starstruck moment. I saw her in the hotel lobby and she started singing Say My Name and I went to my hotel room, put the pillow to my mouth and let out the biggest scream ever. And for my opening night of Aida on Broadway, she could not make it but she sent flowers and I still have the card." Destiny'S Child singer Michelle Williams on getting starstruck in front of her idol.
American football superfan Daniel Radcliffe was left starstruck after meeting one of the sports' top figures, New England Patriots Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady, at a party. The Harry Potter star has worked with some of the most iconic movie stars and thespians, but it was Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen who had him babbling like a smitten schoolboy.
He says, "(When) I get really starstruck I don't freeze up as much as I attack people with compliments. The worse it's ever been is I met Tom Brady once... I'm a big American football fan, I'm an obsessive NFL fan.
"He was with Gisele (and) I must have been the first person to totally ignore her. I just went, 'You're so cool, you're awesome. Just continue doing what you're doing,' and just left. I barely gave him the chance to reply.
"As I was walking away, I did hear Gisele go, 'He's so cute,' which I was like, 'Yes!'"
"The door flies open and Brad Pitt walks in and he's like, 'Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realise there was anything happening in here,' and then he goes, 'Oh, hey Nick,' and walks out. I'm like, 'Brad Pitt knows who I am, what?' I had no idea. I wanted to get up and chase him out of the room and ask him for a picture, but I played it cool..." Singer Nick Lachey was left starstruck after Brad Pitt once accidentally walked in on a meeting he was having with his manager and greeted him.
The Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy has added to her resume by becoming a volunteer teacher at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York. The actress is working with students, including Madonna's daughter Lourdes, to help them learn how to use cameras to perfect audition tapes.
She says, "I had a chance to work with the seniors on some theatre stuff... and I fell in love with the kids."
And Sheedy admits her students are only briefly starstruck by their famous teacher: "They saw (my movies), but there's all that for the first week, and then I start to annoy them."
An aspiring screenwriter meets a hunky, former teen idol and latches on to him. George admires Kyle so much that he'll do anything for him, no matter how degrading or illegal. In order to make ends meet, they concoct a plan to kidnap a celebrity's dog, ending up in big trouble.