When I moved to the Central Florida about 10 years ago, it was being touted as “Hollywood East” (or something similar to that). I’ve been out of the entertainment loop for quite some time now so I don’t know if that still holds true, but I’ve yet to see any really big movies filmed & produced here, or see any huge celebrities migrate to the area.
Why did I bring this up? Well, I was watching television recently and saw an interview with singer/actress Mandy Moore, who hails from one of our ‘hoods. This led me to thinking about some of the other more well-known celebrities to come out of the Orlando/Central Florida area.
Here’s a collection:
I’ve actually seen both Carrot Top and Lou Pearlman out-and-about…separately; they are both gross. Lou, of course, is now locked-away in jail so this “sighting” was a couple of years back. I also used to know exactly where *NSYNC’s JC Chasez lived (which I’m sure would’ve been information worth tons of money to many, many girls at the time).
Have you ever had a “celebrity spotting”? Do you have a favorite Central Florida-bred celebrity? If so we’d love to hear about it.