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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.



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 🙂


Nick Lachey Rewrites Hit 98 Degrees Song Amid Coronavirus Quarantine



This video will remind you of two things: Nick Lachey is actually a gifted singer. And at age 46 he is still quaran-FINE!

Picture it. The year is 1998 and the boy band craze is at its peak. You turn on the radio. Your ears perk up as you hear the four beautiful men of 98 Degrees sing about the torture of having to let down their side pieces so they can try to be true to the girlfriends that love them. The word “coronavirus” has never even been uttered. It was a simpler time.

Fast forward to 2020 when it seems like you can’t turn on the tv without some sort of news break interrupting your scheduled programming to warn you about the latest dangers of the viral pandemic. With the spread of the virus ever growing, celebrities have been taking to social media to urge fans to isolate themselves so we can all stay safe and healthy. Nick Lachey, 98 Degrees heartthrob and host of the new dating show Love Is Blind, is the latest Hollywood star to jump on this bandwagon.

Lachey took to Instagram to debut his updated rendition of “The Hardest Thing,” the boy band’s certified gold single. “Yeah, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. To stay stuck in our house, just watching all this bad news. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to try. To stay six feet apart when we go outside,” the blue eyed beaut sings. “Nothing to do, no sports on TV. Washed my hands so much that they started to bleed. Damn this quarantine. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. But in the end it’s worth it. Together we will get through” he continues. The video ends with Lachey reminding fans to stay safe before being jumped on by his enthusiastically adorable son.

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When the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do…. is stay home.

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Danny DeVito Passionately Urges New Yorkers To Stay Home…And Twitter Agrees!



For the love of Danny DeVito, stay home!

The world is in a dark place right now and I am not sure how much more bad news we can handle. That’s why when I saw Danny DeVito’s name trending on Twitter I froze. Our great nation could very well crumble if anything bad was to happen to such an icon right now. With extreme trepidation I clicked on the social media link and was relieved to see that good ol’ Danny boy is just strumming up hype because he is passionately urging New Yorkers to stay home.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been driving New Yorkers to stay home and has taken every precaution short of shutting the state down completely to help prevent the virus from spreading. Because New Yorkers can be hard headed, it doesn’t hurt to have some famous friends reiterate your message. Big names like Lala Anthony, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller have all made appearances on Cuomo’s social media pleading with New Yorker’s to heed the governors warning. Only one celebrity was able to make it to Twitter’s trending page however and that was none other than Danny DeVito. DeVito’s message is simple…stay home! In the two minute video, DeVito reminds fans that it’s not just up to the elderly to isolate themselves. “Young people can get it and they can transmit it to old people and the next thing you know – I’m out of there” says the actor. We must save him!

Twitter went into a frenzy with many users agreeing that we need to stay home for Danny. One user wrote “When Danny speaks, I listen.” Another passionately wrote “If you idiots kill Danny DeVito I SWEAR TO GOD.” One promoted DeVito from the icon status I previously awarded him and said “WE GOTTA PROTECT WORLD TREASURE DANNY DeVITO.” 

Take a look at the video below and for the love of the newly minted national treasure, stay home!


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Amy Adams Has Finally Joined Instagram And She Is Melting Our Hearts!



The world has endured raging brushfires, rising floodwaters and a viral pandemic…and that’s just in these three short months of 2020. From every devastation, however, a hero emerges…and today that hero is Amy Adams.

Amy Adams has finally joined Instagram and not just to post selfies or pictures of her dog…although a cute dog pic can definitely brighten anyone’s day! Instead, Amy has joined Instagram to partner with her friend, Jennifer Garner, on Save With Stories, a place to watch celebrities read children’s stories. The goal from these posts is to attract donations to raise funds for Save The Children and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Amy outlines how the donations will  “make sure that families know how to find meals when schools are closed, support mobile meal trucks, food banks and other community feeding programs, provide educational toys, books and worksheets, and support out-of-school-time programs to help kids make up for lost time in the classroom.” These efforts are especially needed right now as school closures can affect nearly thirty-million children.

In the nearly 8-minute video, Amy reads The Dinosaur Princess, a story written by her daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo. Amy also flashes pages from the story which are artfully illustrated by her husband, David Le Gallo. I hope melting of the heart is not a symptom of the coronavirus because mine is officially a puddle!

I am all for being social media positive while being socially distant! Check out Amy’s first Instagram post below!



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I’ve decided to finally join to shine a spotlight on kids across the country who need our help and support during this difficult time. My friend @jennifer.garner and I are launching @SAVEWITHSTORIES – a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books. We are galvanizing as a community to support a new fund for a combined effort between SAVE THE CHILDREN and Share Our Strength’s NO KID HUNGRY (and a big thank you to our founding publisher, Scholastic♥️). ⁣ ⁣ THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN in the United States rely on school for food. School closures will hit vulnerable communities hard and @savethechildren and @nokidhungry are on the ground and ready to serve. They just need our help! ⁣ ⁣ These funds will help us make sure that families know how to find meals when schools are closed, support mobile meal trucks, food banks and other community feeding programs, provide educational toys, books and worksheets, and support out-of-school-time programs to help kids make up for lost time in the classroom. ⁣ ⁣ If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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