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POP INTERVIEW: Christopher Gaida Is Red Carpet “Arm Candy”

Meet Christopher Gaida: as an escort, (not the sex kind!) he’s the Where’s Waldo of the red carpet! Somehow, he lived to tell about his experiences in his new book, Arm Candy.

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Meet Christopher Gaida: as an escort, he’s the Where’s Waldo of the red carpet! Somehow, he lived to tell about his experiences in his new book, Arm Candy. He was sweet enough to chat with me about his great new memoir and how he plans to hook me up with my man of obsession, some Titanic actor you may have heard of.

How was your January 31st book signing? Did anyone ask you any funny questions or did anything memorable happen?
My signing was INCREDIBLE! It was very overwhelming the love and support I received. There was over 150 people there and when I came out to speak everyone burst into applause. I had some amazing questions from people including something I had not thought of before which seems obvious… “What’s next?” I have been so focused on the book that i have not thought about it. I know there has been some great support and talks about a movie and other speaking opportunities, but I will just have to wait and see. I also have heard from a few magazines that I could possibly write for them. Only time will tell!

To clear this up, for whoever thinks being an escort means something else, what do you do in your modern day role as a red carpet escort?
It is a professional, NON-SEXUAL job where I navigate celebrities through the crazy backstage world of award shows. People don’t realize but there is a great deal of hard working people who are required to put together the great shows you see on television. We are a very small part of this group and we make sure both the Producers of the shows and the celebrities are happy. We communicate script changes, deal with timing issues and make sure the celebrity is where they need to be at the times they need to be. Its an always changing fun world.

Why would anyone hire an escort when they could have a friend or publicist bring them to an event if he or she feels nervous? Brag away about how great you are and impress us! 🙂
They often do come with a friend and/or a publicist. My job is in addition. A publicist handles only the red carpet, I handle the entire event. I make sure the star is where they need to be and handle all of productions needs for them. Also many publicist have many clients on the carpet and they can’t handle everyone at once so that is when I really help the star get interviews and pull them from interviews when its time.

Why is your job as you say, “always an adventure?”
There are always changes and new challenges with every award show I work. Unexpected issues and problems occur during the course of the day from a broken strap on a dress to a celebrity having to cancel at the last minute to rain pouring down on the carpet. Also when you are working with some many personalities, things can become difficult or really fun, but you never know what you will get.

Christopher Gaida / Paris HiltonIf you were to escort me, a 25 year old girl, what might you do differently? What if you escorted Brian Balthazar, my boss, how might the role change? What about an older woman?
For me personally escorting is different not just with each sex, but with each person. Everyone has different desires and needs and I am there to help them. Some people may want more press, some less. Some people may want to rehearse, some do not. Some may want five minutes of quiet before they go on and some want to chit chat so they don’t have to think about it. Every person is different.

You say you help people hold it together. Why does an escort do this and not a boyfriend or grandmother? And what exactly could go wrong, anyway?
People seem to be cool at awards shows. Anything and everything could go wrong. Someone could forget their lines or the teleprompter could break or the person scrolling the teleprompter could go too fast or too slow. they could trip on stage. Someone could shout from the audience and distract them. An escort can give them reassurance because we are not biased. A grandmother will always think their grandchild is perfect. Also we understand production and all the moving parts. We know how and who to communicate to prevent problems and to fix them if they go wrong.

Christopher GaidaYour book description additionally tells your party crashing tips. What do I need to do if I want to show up at the VMAs uninvited? My own rules are actually wearing really expensive clothes, possibly going with a jock in your arm and befriending security guards in advance. I want to know your additional secrets and how they absolutely belittle mine into dust.
In my book I go over 10 great secrets that I share with everyone that have always worked for me. I warn people though that you can get into trouble breaking into a party or place that you don’t belong so I am not encouraging anyone. Just sharing my personal stories and methods.

OK, I guess I won’t get an answer out of him regarding THAT. 😮  Darn it! Moving on.

What happens in the dressing room? And why is it acceptable for men to be in there when women are changing? *blush and slap you with a retro 1800’s fan* What funny things have happened there?
Lots of sitting around and waiting. I leave the dressing room when someone (male or female) is changing. Most of the time however we are watching the show on a monitor or just relaxing and talking. It is a fun time for me because that is where the star that i am with and myself really get to know each other. There are always private jokes and interesting stories and many times drinking!

Why did you want to write your book?
I wrote the book because I have such a unique career that so many people are interested in. Everywhere I go people want to know everything about it. I also wrote it not because I wanted to trash award shows or celebrities but to humanize them so that people know that not everyone is perfect. Celebrities make mistakes, get nervous and have worries just as the rest of us. No one is perfect and it bothers me when people try to be perfect or be like celebrities. I think people need to try to be the best at what they are passionate about, but not try to be perfect. Its impossible!

If you ever escort Leonardo DiCaprio, do you promise to put my phone number in his pocket mysteriously with a flattering, Photoshopped to tears photograph of yours truly?
No but if I see him I will 🙂

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Jason Momoa Was Hosed Down After A Dirty Dune Buggy Ride And The Photos Are As Hot As They Sound

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We couldn’t love him any Momore.

Social media is a bit of a double edged sword. Some days it feels like all there is to scroll through is overused quotes or endless tirades expressing personal opinions that no one cares about. But just when you think you might need to take a little social media sabbatical something like this happens.

Earlier today, Jason Momoa took to Instagram to share photos of himself being hosed off after a particularly messy round of dune bugging riding. And when I say hosed off I mean…shirtless…with a hose. Of the ride the Aquaman star wrote “like a pig in shit. 🤣🤣🤣hard to explain this one. but i had an amazing day. now i need a dune buggy. dune coming soon aloha j. @schaeffersgarmenthotel dirty pink 😭🤣😂” I fully support the idea of Momoa purchasing a dune buggy if it means he will share more content like this.

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Of course fans went wild for the sizzling pics. One Instagrammer asked “Where do I apply for the hose guy’s job?” Another pointed out the obvious by saying “good god that is a man right there.” And finally one brought offered this very sage advice and said “wash your hands like you’re washing Jason Momoa.” Definitely wouldn’t mind washing for the full recommended 20 seconds am I right?

To see more of the stars sizzling snaps click here!

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Disney+ Series ‘Muppets Now’ Reveals Shocking Detail About The Swedish Chef

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Bork, Bork, Bork?!

If you haven’t taken the time to check out the new Disney+ series Muppets Now, stop reading and start streaming! The improv sitcom is an unscripted, segmented series in which our favorite fur-covered friends put together a digital show. Think The Muppet Show meets millennials. I watched the first episode, which became available for streaming as of July 31st, and I smiled through the entire thirty minutes. It’s cute and campy and reminds us all why we love The Muppets so much. I was enjoying the childhood nostalgia of seeing Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang when suddenly our favorite gibberish-spewing chef came on the screen to partake in a cooking challenge. Of course I was prepared to giggle at the Swedish Chef’s horrendous attempt at cooking but I was immediately distracted and could only focus on one shocking detail!

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Did you see it? Can you see what I was distracted by?! The stached Swede is wearing a wedding ring on his left hand! The Swedish Chef is married?!?!

Credit: Muppets Now

I mean, sure, it’s not surprising with the sexy foreign accent and killer eyebrows but still, I would have never guessed the chef had someone waiting at home for him! Since the chef is one of the few Muppets to actually feature human hands, I first thought the ring might have belonged to a neglectful puppeteer who forgot to take off their ring. But I did a quick Wikipedia search and apparently the Swedish Chef has been donning the gold ring since 2010 and is known to be married!

I guess there truly is a lid for every pot.

Muppets Now is now available for streaming on Disney+.

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Martha Stewart Responded To Chelsea Handler Recreating Her Sultry Pool Selfie With Some Shade, Compliments And An F-Bomb!

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We are all Martha-Stewart-Livinggggg for this.

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart has turned into a spicy septuagenarian and it has only made her fans love her more. She is besties with Snoop Dogg, she has no trouble roasting celebs and most recently, she posted a selfie that left the internet buzzing. At 78, Stewart posted this stunner to Instagram earlier this week:

Peep that pout! It’s safe to say that any of us would kill to look this good when we reach our seventies. Hell I’d give my left foot to look this good now. It came as no shock that the selfie went viral, so viral in fact, comedian Chelsea Handler took the time to recreate the selfie. With a caption that read “I’m here to take @marthastewart48’s swimming lesson. If I look this good at 78 I better still have a pool to show myself off in” the 45-year old shared this to Instagram:

Along with tips for party throwing and scenic tablescapes, Stewart is also known to have quite the funny bone and can give a backhanded compliment better than most. In a response to Handler’s recreation Stewart wrote “Dear Chelsea, I’m so happy that you like my post well enough to emulate it. I do think my pool is a little bit prettier than yours and that my facial expression is a little bit more relaxed.” THE SHADE! “Nevertheless you are a beautiful girl and F–KING too young to be emulating me,” Stewart continued dropping a wholehearted F-Bomb, “Continue with your comedy, your humor, and your amazing ability to gather around you political liberals. We need it!” And because she is the queen of good manners, Stewart finished the comment with “Love Martha.”

All of this is just goals.

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