A popular Instagram account is sharing people’s favorite celebrity encounters, from Nicole Kidman helping a child find her dog’s poop to Diddy allegedly paying for a stranger’s Vegas hotel room. OverheardCelebs, a collaboration between Comments By Celebs and OverheardLA, sources its submissions via direct message before sorting through them and posting the ones that seem most likely to be true. There is no surefire way to know if someone is lying, but some people have included photos as proof while A-list stars like Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner have confirmed that the stories about them were true. Click through to see some of the best posts…
Fun: The OverheardCelebs Instagram account is sharing people’s celebrity encounters, including this one about Matthew McConaughey asking for ice in his beer to ‘hydrate’.
Sometimes celebs respond to the funny stories about them, including McConaughey himself, who commented on the post ‘true story’.
Unforgettable: Instagram user @melamberperry recalled how Nicole Kidman helped her find her dog’s poop in the early ’90s… even though she didn’t know who the ‘majestic human’ was at first.
Continuing the story, the person said: ‘Only a week later did I learn that Tom Cruise was filming ‘Interview with The Vampire’ in my neighborhood, and Nicole Kidman had come to visit him. So, it was then I realized that Nicole Kidman had in fact assisted me in finding my own dog’s [poop]’.
‘I used to be a runner, but after a decade of colon problems – leading to having it removed in 2011 – I had to stop. My body couldn’t handle it. So, when I finally got healthy, it was a joy to get back to running,’ Instagram user @sbasilone wrote. Continuing (not pictured) the user said: ‘When I see a big SUV and a guy in a tuxedo up the street. As I run closer to it, the guy in the tuxedo sees me and he lifts his arms and starts cheering me on. Shouting “looking good man! Get it!” It was silly, but it really gave me a boost…’
It turns out, the cheerer was none other than the late actor Chadwick Boseman. ‘We had an epic high-five as I went by,’ the user said.’ We both laughed, and he did a little boxer move as I kept going. That little lift gave me such a boost… later that night at home, I watched Boseman at the Oscars and it finally dawned on me – that’s why he was in that tux.’
Anne Hathaway shared words of wisdom with a fan while taking a selfie at a campaign event with the user, reflecting that she still thinks about the actresses advice every time she goes after something I want.
Pictured: Anne Hathaway and the fan in a selfie at the campaign event.
Another user said: ‘A number of years ago I left my iPhone unattended in the same room as Tom Hanks. The next day, I found this photo in my camera roll. To be clear: I’ve never met him. But I do believe he is exactly who we hope he is, and I don’t want to know if I’m wrong.’
Pictured: The selfie Tom Hanks took on the user’s phone.
‘I was outside a restaurant in Hollywood trying to pick up my take out order, but couldn’t go in because I was with my puppy,’ one user reflected. ‘Harry Styles saw my predicament, tapped me on the shoulder and said he could watch Oscar while I went in. What a guy’.
Naturally, the moment was documented with a photograph.
Dad on duty: Channing Tatum was a charmer when he met another parent at the park.
The actor even ended up in the background of a family photo.
Sweet: Jennifer Garner got a blast from the past from a fan who has the same first name as her character in 13 Going On 30.
Jennifer commented on the post: ‘How can I be this old and still feel like I remember meeting this lovely person?! Ahhh to be Jenna Rink for a day… she had good clothes.’
Helping out: Elizabeth Banks helped rescue a mother in need during a flight.
Elizabeth Banks responded to the story saying: ‘Guys if you get the opportunity to help a mother out- always help a mother out. Hi @official.izzya I hope your kid has grown out of that throwing up all over you phase.’
Another user detailed a strange encounter they had in an elevator with Diddy.
A good sport, however, the user continued the story detailing how Diddy just wanted his security to press the elevator floor button for him. ‘Realizing he wasn’t talking to her, she [the girl] gets up and Diddy is trying so hard not to laugh. The door opens and they left the elevator. The next day when we checked out, Diddy had paid for our stay.’
He was a Christina fan! Instagram user @ChadHugghin shared insight into Prince’s musical taste.
Of course the music icon had good taste in music.
This user detailed how she got fired for trying to sell Brie Larson’s drink cup on eBay.
True story: The person even shared screenshots of the eBay listing.
Zach Braff made this girl’s flight unforgettable.
The story continued: I followed him to first class and see that seated next to him was Rachel Bilson! (Keep in mind: this was at the height of The OC). I got both of their autographs and still tell this story 15 years later.’
Never hurts to ask! One person’s mom asked Rob Lowe if he needed help learning his lines, and he took her up on her offer.
You’re welcome, Rob Lowe!
One user was pleasantly surprised when he realized the diva who was taking his photo with Lady Gaga.
Pictured: The user and Gaga.
Relatable: David Spade made the best of an embarrassing situation for a young teen.
David Spade responded to the story: ‘This sounds familiar. I’m fun.’