Since I was about 18, I have been working on a list of people I would invite to a fantastic backyard barbecue that I would host at my fantastic mansion with its Olympic-sized pool and Versailles-worthy gardens. Of course it would be catered. Sha. The list has grown and shrunk over the years. People work their way into my affections and just as easily out of it. They are celebrities after all.
There are a few that seem so interesting, though, and have stayed on the list for so long, that I would rather have a more intimate experience with them. Get your mind out of the gutter, not that kind of intimate. A quiet dinner, just my three besties and me.
Mae West. Yes, she's dead, but this is a fantasy, so the normal laws of nature don't apply. (I'm also a size 4 in this dinner fantasy.) She just seems like such a saucy, feisty broad. And she is so totally a BROAD. I can only imagine that things would not get boring with her around.
Cary Grant. Also dead. I seem to have a fascination with the classics. He was such a handsome, funny, charming, man's man. I have watched and rewatched his movies. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
The last would have to be a man, to round out the table. I've often thought I would like to meet Cher, but I just don't think she and Mae would get along, plus, you know, she's a woman, so we'll have to save her for another dinner. So my pick would be:
Will Smith. He's alive! And therefore the only one that maybe could actually happen. I love his rags to riches story. And despite his fame and wealth he seems to be a "regular" guy. Sure he hangs out with Tom Cruise and David Beckham, but whatever, he's cool. Plus, his love affair with Jada is so beautiful.
What three famous people would you invite to dinner?
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