brushes with greatness

Actress Lindsay Sloane Eclipsed by New York’s Biggest Stars

The density of celebrities in New York and the fact that pretty much everyone walks everywhere means the chances of a civilian-celebrity encounter are dangerously high. Sometimes, these encounters can be exhilarating or heartwarming. Almost always, they are awkward. Today, New York’s Rebecca Milzoff wanders into an area in Tribeca where Gossip Girl is filming, pops into a restaurant for lunch, and finds herself in the middle of a New York celebrity maelstrom. Feelings were hurt, but there were several Brushes With Greatness.

Neighborhood: Tribeca
Venue: Bubby’s
Date: October 6, 2009
Time: Lunch hour

Notes: We go into Bubby’s and see lots of paparazzi outside but don’t see any actors. Then, once we’re seated, we see Blake Lively and Chace Crawford with what seem to be Chace’s mom and grandma, eating at a table totally in the middle of one of the rooms at the restaurant. Chace was drinking iced tea and coffee, and wearing a navy V-neck sweater, looking normal and adorable. Blake had her hair in a braided ponytail, with scarf, blazer, wacky netted tights and boots. Everyone seemed to be laughing and having a good time and no one was wearing sunglasses or anything. Meanwhile, the paparazzi outside were increasing in number. Then, actress Lindsay Sloane (from last week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, and an old fave from Sabrina the Teenage Witch) comes in with a friend, and proceeds to look really confused and annoyed about all the cameras at the window. We almost felt sad for her as she gradually realized they weren’t there for her — she looked a little emotionally bruised.

Earlier: Daily Intel’s Brushes With Greatness

Actress Lindsay Sloane Eclipsed by New York’s Biggest Stars