6 Jun - The 'Larry Crowne' premiere

June 6th, 2011.

So I was at the premiere for Kung Fu Panda 2 yesterday but when it rains it pours, so I was right back again the next day for another premiere, this one the World Premiere for Tom Hanks' new film "Larry Crowne". Sure, you call it a world premiere - but where was the lead actress? And why were there about FIFTY paparazzi in the Paparazzi Pen for this premiere?

Here's how it went - oddly - down.

Another Vue Westfields premiere, making this sign for Leicester Square TV kind of ironic. Meanwhile, "HEY U GUYS" is a channel??

Another Vue Westfields premiere, making this sign for Leicester Square TV kind of ironic. Meanwhile, "HEY U GUYS" is a channel??

I don't know this guy's name, but I'm willing to call him the Most awesome Paparazzi EVER. I don't think I even saw him hold a camera. THAT'S how cool he is.

I don't know this guy's name, but I'm willing to call him the Most awesome Paparazzi EVER. I don't think I even saw him hold a camera. THAT'S how cool he is.

Meanwhile, a few questions : Hair -- real or not? Tans -- real or not? Teeth colour -- real or not? I say not, not and maybe not, respectively...

Meanwhile, a few questions : Hair -- real or not? Tans -- real or not? Teeth colour -- real or not? I say not, not and maybe not, respectively...

Damnit, even in black'n'white, this dude's fake tan looks better than my real one... and the hair? Well.. 'real' or not, it's still some kind of thing. Also, congrats on finding exactly the same look of disdain I was going for, whoever you are!

Damnit, even in black'n'white, this dude's fake tan looks better than my real one... and the hair? Well.. 'real' or not, it's still some kind of thing. Also, congrats on finding exactly the same look of disdain I was going for, whoever you are!

Tom Hanks - two Academy Awards, an animated voice, now directing his own film and getting a London world premiere. But how were The Hoff, Cheryl Blair and Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood connected? Still nobody knows

Tom Hanks - two Academy Awards, an animated voice, now directing his own film and getting a London world premiere. But how were The Hoff, Cheryl Blair and Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood connected? Still nobody knows

Time for another round of everyone's favourite Premiere Game : who's famous - Him? Her? Both? Or Neither?

Time for another round of everyone's favourite Premiere Game : who's famous - Him? Her? Both? Or Neither?

Two of the film's producers are happy to be led to the Paparazzi scrum. I didn't catch their names, but I think one had a French accent.

Two of the film's producers are happy to be led to the Paparazzi scrum. I didn't catch their names, but I think one had a French accent.

Perchance the lady remembers me from yesterday's premiere - Kung Fu Panda 2? (Perchance not...)

Perchance the lady remembers me from yesterday's premiere - Kung Fu Panda 2? (Perchance not...)

"I'm here tonight at a premiere to interview a man who is not the actor, director, producer, dual Academy Award winning guy whose movie we're having a premiere for : SAY HELLO TO THE HOFF!!! David, I hear you cured world peace?"

"I'm here tonight at a premiere to interview a man who is not the actor, director, producer, dual Academy Award winning guy whose movie we're having a premiere for : SAY HELLO TO THE HOFF!!! David, I hear you cured world peace?"

"And so I turned to him and I said 'Mr Gorbachev, bring down this wall' - true story".

"And so I turned to him and I said 'Mr Gorbachev, bring down this wall' - true story".

Another random attendee - Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. And here he is with his .... erm...?

Another random attendee - Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. And here he is with his .... erm...?

.... his..... erm....?

.... his..... erm....?

"Come on, guys. You're saying "OLD ENOUGH TO BE MY GRANDDAUGHTER" like it's a bad thing"

"Come on, guys. You're saying "OLD ENOUGH TO BE MY GRANDDAUGHTER" like it's a bad thing"

I'm not sure why the former PM Tony Blair's former wife Cherrie is now a page 1 celebrity, but then I just saw a Rolling Stone and a Hasselhoff so not a lot is making sense. Also, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is doing a mini-concert before and after just to add to the proceedings.

I'm not sure why the former PM Tony Blair's former wife Cherrie is now a page 1 celebrity, but then I just saw a Rolling Stone and a Hasselhoff so not a lot is making sense. Also, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is doing a mini-concert before and after just to add to the proceedings.

I feel like I should know who this is, and by default I'd guess he's the director but imdb informs me that Tom Hanks is the director of this movie... and this is not Tom Hanks.

I feel like I should know who this is, and by default I'd guess he's the director but imdb informs me that Tom Hanks is the director of this movie... and this is not Tom Hanks.

I'm going to say "they're a girl band whose identity I'm probably meant to know, but I'm sorry I can't be bothered to find out". Which is sad... I mean... Wireimage and Getty are right there online to tell me these things...

I'm going to say "they're a girl band whose identity I'm probably meant to know, but I'm sorry I can't be bothered to find out". Which is sad... I mean... Wireimage and Getty are right there online to tell me these things...

I love how four people are totally engrossed in what Tom Hanks is about to say ...while a fifth is probably texting through his KFC order for dinner..

I love how four people are totally engrossed in what Tom Hanks is about to say ...while a fifth is probably texting through his KFC order for dinner..

"TOM! TOM!! I loved you in The Lady Killers!!" "The what?" "Oh right" Personally, I think Apollo 13 is his best film.

"TOM! TOM!! I loved you in The Lady Killers!!"
"The what?"
"Oh right"
Personally, I think Apollo 13 is his best film.

Tom Hanks! He's won two more Oscars than David Hasselhoff, but has he brought down a wall and freed Nelson Mandela?

Tom Hanks! He's won two more Oscars than David Hasselhoff, but has he brought down a wall and freed Nelson Mandela?

"And so I said to Benjamin Netanyahu "yo, Ben...." "

"And so I said to Benjamin Netanyahu "yo, Ben...." "

"So the Hoff said to Benjamin Netanyahu "Yo, Ben...". .... And also, I have a movie out."

"So the Hoff said to Benjamin Netanyahu "Yo, Ben...". .... And also, I have a movie out."

The Hoff is walking my way! What do I do?? Offer him blood? Sign whatever he puts in front of me? I don't know... you generally don't get training in that sort of thing...

The Hoff is walking my way! What do I do?? Offer him blood? Sign whatever he puts in front of me? I don't know... you generally don't get training in that sort of thing...

With all due humility, this is possibly the greatest photo taken by anyone, ever. Insofar as, if any photo of any sunset doesn't also include The Hoff.... it by definition can't be the greatest photo taken by anyone ever.

With all due humility, this is possibly the greatest photo taken by anyone, ever. Insofar as, if any photo of any sunset doesn't also include The Hoff.... it by definition can't be the greatest photo taken by anyone ever.

Sadly, possibly only the second greatest photo taken by me today.

Sadly, possibly only the second greatest photo taken by me today.

... it's now time for a small concert from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. (And with the crowd winding down, maybe get a chance to return some circulation to my legs.)

... it's now time for a small concert from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. (And with the crowd winding down, maybe get a chance to return some circulation to my legs.)

"This one goes out to The Hoff, who saved the White Tiger and stopped logging in the Amazon. And to Tom Hanks if he's around"

"This one goes out to The Hoff, who saved the White Tiger and stopped logging in the Amazon. And to Tom Hanks if he's around"

"If you want me to do some freestyle gangsta rap, lemme her you say Waaaaay-O!"

"If you want me to do some freestyle gangsta rap, lemme her you say Waaaaay-O!"

Okay, maybe not.....

Okay, maybe not.....

Sorry for the length of this one : but the weirdness kind of needed all the photos (if not more!) I was able to provide. Come on : The Hoff AND The Hanks (AND ... 'The 'Wood?)

Until next time!

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