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Top 5 Spots to Stalk Celebs in Oct.

October is an exciting month for celebrity events in New York City. With the wide range of television shows and movies that are constantly being filmed here, it is entirely possible you may accidentally run into someone famous on the street. If you want to know exactly who to stalk, umm meet, and when you can stalk -- darn it! -- meet them, here is a list of events and filmings that are taking place next month.

 

Stephen Colbert

1. Stephen Colbert Book Signing
As part of Barnes & Noble’s ongoing “Meet the Writers” series, they are offering the opportunity to get your copy of Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't signed. As an actor, writer, and comedian, meeting Colbert will no doubt spruce up your book buying experience!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7pm
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th St.
New York, NY 10003

 

Richard Belzer2. Richard Belzer Book Signing
Here is your chance to meet the actor, author, and comedian best known for his role as “Law and Order: SVU” detective John Munch. He will be signing copies of Dead Wrong, his novel about America’s controversies concerning the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King Jr., the Kennedys, and many more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6pm
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren St.
New York, NY 10007

 

Christian Louboutin

3. The New Yorker Festival
This festival, which draws some of the biggest names in journalism, politics and the arts, is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors, musicians, chefs, poets, and actors. Among those attending will be Patti Smith, Christian Louboutin, Joyce Carol Oates, Norah Jones, Ben Stiller, as well as a performance by “Portlandia” stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein...just to name a few!

Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, 2012
Various Locations (see website for details)

 

Elmo4. New York City Comic Con
Comic Con isn’t just for the nerds! With some of the biggest names in movies, television, comic books, video games, and and toy manufacturers attending you can meet celebrities such as Carrie Fisher, Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Bacon, Julianne Moore, and even Elmo.  Other guests include Grant Morrison, Ben Templesmith, Cory Doctorow, David Mack, Anne Rice, and countless others.

Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
Javits Center
655 West 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

 

Anthony Bourdain5. New York City Wine and Food Festival
If comic books and video games aren’t your cup of tea, the Food Network’s fifth annual Wine and Food Festival is the place to be. There are opportunities to interact with your favorite celebrity chefs such as Andrew Zimmern, Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain and Guy Fieri throughout a weekend full of fun events, wine tastings, cooking classes, and more.

Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
Various Locations (see website for details)

In addition, if you would like the opportunity to catch some celebrities filming on set, check out these locations.

1. 666 Park Avenue
Trying to catch of a glimpse of Rachel Taylor, Dave Annable or Vanessa Williams? This new television drama will be filming on 99th St. and 1st Ave. on Monday, October 1st through Wednesday, October 3rd.

 

vanessa-williams2. Blue Bloods
A police drama starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou will be filming on the corner of Norman Ave. and Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Monday, October 1st.

3. Golden Boy
Monday, October 1st is your chance to see Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany or Stella Maeve on 7th St., near Tompkins Square Park.

 

Blake Lively4. Gossip Girl
Keep your eyes out for Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen or Ed Westwick on set on Tuesday, October 2nd on Lexington Ave. between 72nd and 74th St.

5. Boardwalk Empire
Here’s your chance to see the crime boss, Steve Buscemi, in person. A wrap party will be taking place at 10 Desbrosses St. on Friday, October 5th at 8pm.

-- by Katerina Spasov

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