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Sacha Baron Cohen Caught Relaxing At Airport

September 5, 2007 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (0)


Traveling like a celebrity can be hard work, especially when you have to stop to say Jagshemash to all your fans along the way. The comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who instigated a nationwide rise in lawsuits last year as the Kazakh reporter Borat, was recently spotted relaxing with a chair massage at Vancouver International Airport. He no longer sports the bushy mustache of his alter ego, but fans spotted him anyway, according to the New York Daily News.

Of course, if Baron Cohen was handling his own luggage--as he is in the above photo, accompanied by actress-fiancee Isla Fisher--maybe he deserved that massage.

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Airport Photo Shoot: Charlize Theron at Vancouver International (YVR)

December 1, 2006 at 1:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Charlize Theron was trying to get some shut-eye at the Vancouver International Airport before dashing off to catch her plane. The "Monster" star has been in Vancouver while filming "Battle in Seattle" about the 1999 World Trade Organization riots. We're just surprised she's slumming it with the little people by the gate. Aren't Oscar winners supposed to hang out in the "exclusive" airport lounges?

[Photo: Gossip Rocks]

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Chasing Vancouver: In Which We Are Rude to Renee

September 21, 2006 at 2:55 PM | by | Comments (0)


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Ah, making fun of celebrities: it's been fun since the dawn of time, and with every new advance in technology, we can do it better and more effectively. For instance, makeup, lighting, and airbrushing all conspire to make Renee Zellweger attractive, making unstaged shots of her all the more delightful, in an evil sort of way. All of this has nothing to do, really, with her movie shooting at the Vancouver Art Gallery, but odd-looking celebrities are more interesting than art, anyway.

One could argue that becoming more unpleasant the more famous you get is also an art form, in which case we submit Exhibit A: Jessica Alba. No tales of bitchery yet this week, but she's back in town shooting Fantastic Four. We won't have to wait long before she unleashes herself upon the public again. And Mark Wahlberg, who seemed perfectly cordial during his stay in Vancouver, ended on a down note when he was a total poopy pants at his wrap party - and we have photographic evidence!

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Chasing Vancouver: Jessica Alba Goin' Back To Cali

September 7, 2006 at 11:29 AM | by | Comments (0)


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Chasing Vancouver is back from our break and it looks like Vancouver was full of location spotting over the long weekend. While multiple tipsters informed us that Good Luck Chuck was set up and filming at Howe and West Hastings over the weekend, there is a reason none of you spotted Jessica Alba. She has taken her dog, and her boyfriend, and gone back to Cali. Yup, the photo above is actually of JA in the comfy surroundings of So Cal. That's right Vancouver, you don't have Jessica Alba to kick around any longer, er or maybe you won't get kicked around by Alba bitchiness any longer, at least until she returns to BC to film Fantastic Four II. That is if they don't make all of FF2 on a computer.

Voncouverites also gave Andy Samberg some love this past weekend, but one tipster who shared drinks with Mr. Samberg at Columbia wants him remember he owes a couple folks a drink or two up there.

While some folks were spotting filming locales, others were beginning to plot their party crashing strategies for the Vancouver International Film Festival, which kicks off later this month.

Learn how to crash VIFF parties post jump.

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Sleeping with the Fishes in Vancouver

August 29, 2006 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (0)



The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a rather unassuming luxury hotel--certainly one of the nicest ones that you'll find connected to a terminal--but it has a special feature that we are quite sure Jessica Alba will not be availing herself of anytime soon. Because many of their clients go fishing as part of their visits to Vancouver, the Fairmont has their own fish freezer.

While it's not quite the same as a fish concierge, they will also prepare the fish for you, should you wish to eat it at the restaurant in the hotel. Otherwise, they'll just keep it chilly for you until it's time to go home.

Speaking of chilly, the Chasing Vancouver map is on ice for the week, and will return after Labor Day. If you see Jessica Alba sex hair or anything else of note up there, though, don't hesitate to send us a tip.

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Chasing Vancouver: Mark Wahlberg, Hockey Player?

August 25, 2006 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)



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As if to prove that movies aren't just filmed in Vancouver because it's cheap, this week various productions did location shoots at landmarks unique to the city. Mark Wahlberg was shooting scenes at GM Place, headquarters for west coast hockey, and a plain old huge stadium. Pierce Brosnan shot at the Hotel Europe, which isn't actually a hotel anymore but is still considered architecturally important, as an early and prime example of a flatiron building. Finally, Vancouver is known for its beaches, so the Jessica Alba and Dane Cook movie Good Luck Chuck took advantage of that with a shoot at one of Stanley Park's more historical beaches.

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Chasing Vancouver: Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan Won't Stop Eating

August 24, 2006 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (0)



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Man, those celebrities sure are hogs! Big fat gluttonous pigs who won't stop eating! Just look at Halle Berry - give the chewing a rest, lady!

All kidding aside, she's living proof that some people just have faster metabolisms. She showed up in Vancouver last week and apparently hasn't done anything but eat since then. She's been joined in gluttonous bliss by Jessica Alba, Mark Wahlberg, and Benicio del Toro; in fact, they were all at the same restaurant within a few days of each other. It must be a light work week because they celebrities are just hanging out in Vancouver - Hayden Christensen was out on the beach enjoying the weather. And eating a hot dog, because that's what celebs do in Vancouver, apparently. But the King of Gourmandville crown goes to Pierce Brosnan who apparently like-a da pasta. Everywhere you look he's checking out a new restaurant, but he does appear to have a favorite: he went back to West Restaurant with his coworkers after, as we reported, checking it out last week on his own.

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Oh, and did you hear us waxing poetic about Chasing Vancouver on the radio yesterday? We spent "seven minutes in heaven" with Priya Ramu on CBC. Thanks to Chasing Vancouver tipster Dane, who joined us on the radio.

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Chasing Vancouver: Pierce Brosnan Has a Hot Assistant

August 22, 2006 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (0)




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We have exciting same-day news: today Good Luck Chuck will be filming at the Coal Harbour Community Center today, so those who want to head over have a good shot at a Dane Cook or Jessica Alba sighting. Bring your cameras, but remember, don't make her mad! She bites.

Once again, the movie and celebrity action is concentrated in the West End, which we are sure is a lovely place, but c'mon, Vancouverites - let us know about other awesome neighborhoods in your fair city! David Duchovny arrived early in Vancouver to check out the scene before he starts work on Things We Lost in the Fire, while Pierce Brosnan just keeps on charming the locals. He's even doing the men of Vancouver a favor by introducing his reportedly comely assistant to all and sundry. Thanks, Pierce! Remember to zoom in on the map - with so much happening in one neighborhood, it's easy to miss a map point.

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Chasing Vancouver: Marky Mark and Ice Cube Keep It Real in Gastown

August 18, 2006 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)




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Vancouverites are noticing more and more productions going on around them, and this week really proved it.  People checked out the huge skate ramp that's been built for the Andy Samberg movie Hot Rod at some suburban fairgrounds, while up in Gastown people spied on Ice Cube and his castmates shooting scenes for Are We Done Yet. For some people the most exciting thing is to know about a location shoot beforehand, so they can plan a picnic and go on down to watch.  The Mark Wahlberg vehicle Shooter has signs around Gastown alerting people to some rather exciting action sequences to be filmed on the 24th. We hope some of you will make it down there and send in any snapshots you capture!

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Chasing Vancouver: Ice Cube Finally Shows Up

August 17, 2006 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (0)



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Ice Cube is in town...but it's not quite the party it might once have been. Mostly he's been shooting scenes in tranquil Deer Lake Park, a thoroughly charming Vancouver suburb.

Pierce Brosnan is the big spender this week, going out to West Restaurant and Bar, where it's quite easy to drop hundreds on dinner.  However, Joe Fortes, the seafood place we mentioned before, seems to be the place to go, according to The Vancouverite: Jessica Alba and Edward James Olmos got their grub on there.  Ice Cube did go out to the Sutton Place Hotel, which previously hosted Kristin Davis and Matthew Perry. Copycat! Speaking of which, Jessica Alba and Rachel McAdams shots scenes at the Hollywood Theatre. With any luck, Rachel was there first and left a Miss Manners book as a gift for Jessica.

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Chasing Vancouver: Jessica Alba Has No Manners

August 15, 2006 at 3:51 PM | by | Comments (0)



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It's a battle of suger versus spice up in Vancouver right now, as various starlets swan about the city making friends and/or enemies along the way. Kristin Chenoweth took time out of her day to chat with fans, and managed to stay pleasant about it, whereas Jessica Alba can't even shop on the company dime without being rude to people. She just strides up and down Robson Street leaving a trail of murderous Canucks in her path. She might want to take a few pointers from Rachel McAdams, who's keeping busy at work - she might not get out much, but across the board people think she's lovely--she is also Canadian so that helps. She shot scenes with Pierce Brosnan at the Ovaltine Cafe, which gets a rather atmospheric write-up here that's probably a good indication of the tone of their movie.

The sets are moving farther and farther out in to the suburbs, but the downtime action refuses to leave the West End. Be sure to scroll up and down and all around on the map so you don't miss any of the travel tips!

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Chasing Vancouver: Jean-Claude Loves Ginger 62

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August 10, 2006 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (0)



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This week had actors jumping all over the great city of Vancouver, as they went on location in quirky outlying neighborhoods like Burnaby and Westminster Quay. Burnaby is a quaint little suburb with ducks in ponds and trees and parks - the kind of place where people do a lot of strolling. Westminster Quay, on the other hand, is an industrial area right on the river. It's gentrifying (of course), but people there have calloused hands and hearts of gold.

Seeing so many actors hard at work really highlighted the division between those who get work, and those who just don't. Jean-Claude Van Damme, we're looking at you. It seems as though he's determined to keep partying in Vancouver, probably taking advantage of the exchange rate. At least he's moved on from karaoke and now is hitting up bars favored by the "Sex and the City" ladies. A ClubZone user has a review of the bar, called Ginger 62:

The perfect sized venue for an intimate feel. Great decor with good lighting. The music consistently works the room and the hot crowd without all the little kiddies is a bonus. Mix it all up and the result is a great atmosphere.

On the other hand, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Wahlberg were all spotted hard at work on their movies. Rachel and Pierce have to withstand heavily starched period costumes. Mark has to run around drenched in blood. Which would you prefer?

Will somebody put Jean-Claude in a movie so he can have a reason for his West End antics. Just a cameo? Something, please.

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