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Did anyone ever see any famous figuires while vacationing in Aruba? Do tell!
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Sinbad.

He's not really a star, but I think it was Lloyd Benson the former secretary of the treasury.

Greta.

The real stars for me were people like Charlie Brouns, Jr., of Charlie's Bar.

Frankie the choller who once sang Christmas carols for half an hour straight, right down to the third and fourth verses.

Carlotta who told me stories that made the hair stand up on the back of my neck as well as those that made me laugh so hard I practically fell off the bar stool.

I know those don't count in the celebrity world but just wanted to mention them.
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Old Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, 08:45 AM
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My sister was at Seaport Casino playing the penny machines three Christmas Eves ago. This guy from the Yankees was playing a penny machine next to her. I think his last name was Posada. My sister asked if that was who he was. She said he answered her in a not understandable Spanish. It was him as people saw him after that in town with his wife & kids.
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Jorge Posada!? I love him! He gives his all every game and has set up a foundation for children with craniosynostosis, which his son had.

He was raised in Puerto Rico. Many Spanish dialects are different.
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We had dinner at the Old Mill Restaurant (which is no longer open) and Stephen King was sitting at the table next to us.
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Jorge Posada!? I love him! He gives his all every game and has set up a foundation for children with craniosynostosis, which his son had.

He was raised in Puerto Rico. Many Spanish dialects are different.
That's him. Though my husband and daughter are BIG Yankee fans I should have known his name but I'm not into sports.

My sister understands some spanish as she was a teacher in the Bronx board of ed. When she asked if he was Jorge Pasoda he could have said yes or no, but didn't. I guess he didn't want to be bothered. He was playing a penny machine right next to my sister. You would think he could afford to play more than pennies. Andrea who was at La Cabana at the same time as me is the one that told me that people at La Cabana saw him downtown with his wife & kids that week.

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That's him. Though my husband and daughter are BIG Yankee fans I should have known his name but I'm not into sports.

My sister understands some spanish as she was a teacher in the Bronx board of ed. When she asked if he was Jorge Pasoda he could have said yes or no, but didn't. I guess he didn't want to be bothered. He was playing a penny machine right next to my sister. You would think he could afford to play more than pennies. Andrea who was at La Cabana at the same time as me is the one that told me that people at La Cabana saw him downtown with his wife & kids that week.
Are you sure it wasn't Sidney Ponson? He was born and raised in Aruba.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...e?statsId=5984
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Are you sure it wasn't Sidney Ponson? He was born and raised in Aruba.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...e?statsId=5984
Not Ponson, it was Pasoda.
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Being a die hard Minnesota Vikings fan for the past 35 years, we began our 2007 vacation on a unexpected meeting. Upon arriving at the airport and waiting for our luggage to arrive I turned to see the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Brad Childress waiting along side of me. Star struck at first I was hesitant to approach him. After getting up enough nerve we began a conversation about the teams most recent draft pick, running back Adrain Petterson. Brad was such a down to earth guy and he didint appear to be bothered by striking up a "work" conversation with me.
Upon waiting for our flight back to Philly I again saw Brad and learned he was on the same flight back home.
He was kind enough to allow me to take a picture with him. The picture now hangs in my basement along with all my other Minnesota Vikings memorabilia. Needless to say this is one of my favorite additions to my vast collection.
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The best I can do for you on this is that we stayed at the Phoenix one year. While we were there, Sinbad was there doing his one hot summer show for HBO. He was staying next door at the Wyndham. We saw him out on that diving platform they have off the beach there, but the beach was packed with people and you could not get near him.
We also flew down on the plane with K C and the Sunshine Band on this same trip. They were quite nice to everyone.
There were a lot of other celebs there that week but I didnt recognize any of them anywhere.
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A friend of mine went to Sinbad's soul jam years and years ago and saw Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. (They were still married at the time, which gives you some idea how long ago it was.) Tom and Nicole were taking one of the boat excursions (sunset cruise or snorkeling trip or whatever) and my friend was taking the same trip. She said that Tom was really open and friendly but that Nicole was kind of aloof. Go figure.
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When I returned home, I read the local paper online which reported rumors that Paris Hilton had been at our hotel the same week. I still find it hard to believe that I would pass her in the lobby and not recognize her or hear about it from the staff. I can confirm that Bill Marriott was at the hotel because everyone was on their best behavior.
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He was playing a penny machine right next to my sister. You would think he could afford to play more than pennies.
Give the guy a break! Maybe he's not a gambler, and was just passing the time! (I'm a HUGE fan of his and feel the need to defend him!)
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Are you sure it wasn't Sidney Ponson? He was born and raised in Aruba.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...e?statsId=5984
Pretty sure Sidney was asked by the Aruban government to please stay away....
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Does anyone remember Bowser (Bowzer?) from Sha Na Na fame? A couple of years ago he was performing outside of the Marriott for some convention. His act was called Bowser's Rock n Roll Party.

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Pretty sure Sidney was asked by the Aruban government to please stay away....
I doubt it. He owns his big house and 2 family homes on the same quiet street in Washington. I have seen him quite often on Eagle Beach in front of the AM.
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Hey you Yankee fans...Sidney Ponson is now a pitcher for us!!!

Also, Paris was on Aruba with her new beau at the time Paris!!! Doubt they even left the room, LOL!

Ben Affleck(sp) was on Aruba for the Black Jack (or whatever game they were playing) tournment a couple of years ago. Stayed at the Radisson where the tournament was held!

Apparently when Tom Cruise and Nicole were on the island they were staying on the Scientology Yacht that was anchored down around the lighthouse!
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Hey you Yankee fans...Sidney Ponson is now a pitcher for us!!!
I'm not too thrilled about this! He seems to have a DWI/drinking problem. The Yanks must be desparate..........
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you are right corrine. that's why the orioles let him go. i hope he has been thru AA and is doing what he needs to. he can be a great pitcher but is a hot head.

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you are right corrine. that's why the orioles let him go. i hope he has been thru AA and is doing what he needs to. he can be a great pitcher but is a hot head.
He pitched great the other night, but those nights are few and far between!!
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I'm not too thrilled about this! He seems to have a DWI/drinking problem. The Yanks must be desparate..........
Do you think George and/or Hank would put up with that??? Hey they got Damon to cut his hair and Mattingly to clean up his look...I know they are 2 entirely different things but if anyone can get these guys on the straight and narrow its the Steinbrenners! IMHO!

Ok I know this is for a different thread! but I also thought he did real well the other night!
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Apparently when Tom Cruise and Nicole were on the island they were staying on the Scientology Yacht that was anchored down around the lighthouse!
I heard that Tom owns a house on Aruba but I have no idea if that is true.
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Ben Affleck(sp) was on Aruba for the Black Jack (or whatever game they were playing) tournment a couple of years ago.

That would be a Poker tournament, Liz.
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That would be a Poker tournament, Liz.
no wonder I always lose, I don't know what I'm playing, LOL!!!
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