To sit in the bleachers at the Oscars, you need to register for a lottery
six months in advance, but there are plenty of other awards ceremonies in Los Angeles that are open to the public.Read More
Celebrity actors and directors often come out to support their films in local film festivals and LA has dozens of them. In addition to opening night, look for them at Q&A sessions after their films or as speakers on panels.Read More
Attend a Celebrity Fundraiser
Many celebrities who live in the Los Angeles area are also active with charities they support. You'll find them at gala dinners, walkathons, poker tournaments, green festivals and other events. Check listings when you know your travel plans.
Celebrities write books and come out to promote them at local book stores, book fairs. The annual LA Times Festival of Books
and the West Hollywood Book Fair
are great places to see celebrities, listen to them talk about their books and get autographs. On a regular basis, you'll find big name celebrities promoting their books at local book shops like Barnes & Noble
at The Grove.
There are almost as many celebrity-owned restaurants in Hollywood as celebrities. Most of them are only part owners and don't spend a lot of time at their restaurants, but do put in an appearance every now and again. You don't have to spend a fortune to eat at a celebrity-owned restaurant. Some of them are actually quite reasonable.
The hot nightclubs for A-list and B-list celebrities change so fast that it's impossible to keep up, but here are some staples that have maintained their popularity, even if star density waxes and wanes.Read More
This is certainly not a sure thing, but there are certain areas known for having a higher than average occurrence of celebrity sightings. Here are a few.
Photo courtesy of Cherie Currie Chainsaw Art Gallery
Artistic people are often artistic in more than one medium. Often actors and singers also dabble in the visual and tactile arts. Here are some galleries that represent the art of well-known actors and musicians.Read More
Starring You! lets you pose with your very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don't forget to dress the part!Read More
The Hollywood Autograph Collectors Show, AKA the Hollywood Show, takes place four times a year in Burbank, CA. Shows are usually held in February, April, July and October. The event gives fans a chance to get autographs signed and have their photo taken with a variety of celebrities. Each event has a different line-up of celebrities and features cast reunions from different classic TV shows, movies or music groups.
Check hollywoodshow.com for the next show date and details.