Selfies: The New Autograph

While at my last premiere event for Million Dollar Arm, I came across many famous faces.  The more I have these incredible experiences, I am learning that some famous people really like selfies.

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Photo credit: Stefani Tolson of MommyEnterprises.com

Selfies: The New Autograph

What is a selfie?  A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone.  Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr.  They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror.

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Yes, selfie is a real word, Oxford Dictionaries announces selfie as their international Word of the Year 2013.  Who would have thought, right?

 

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Stars still sign autographs.  They are still a special memento from that time you met that famous person.  I feel selfies became more cool than annoying after that famous Ellen selfie, the one she tweeted from the Oscars creating over 3.4 million retweets.  Yeah, that one.

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Well, I decided to share some of my selfies, you know, the ones with some famous faces.  Ones that years ago, I may have asked for an autograph, but I chose a selfie; the new autograph.

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Madhur Mittal of Million Dollar Arm

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Tzi Ma also of Million Dollar Arm

 

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Vanessa Marshall of Star Wars Rebels

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Frankie Shaw of MIXOLOGY, Alexis Carra of MIXOLOGY, Patricia Heaton of THE MIDDLEToks Olagundoye of THE NEIGHBORS, Jami Gertz of THE NEIGHBORS , from the ABC TV Event, Girls Night Out Mixer: Moms Of ABC

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Atticus Shaffer that plays Brick Heck of ABC’s The Middle

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Good ole Goofy!

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Olaf got in there with some of my great friends!

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Mickey and Minnie wanted in on the action! (I got a selfie with Mickey and Minnie!)

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Grumpy Cat – She was not so bad in person.  😉

 

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Storm Trooper selfie taken at the Star Wars Rebel Event!

 

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R2D2 also at the Star Wars Rebel Event wanted to be in the fun!

 

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Jimmy Kimmel agreed to a selfie over the sweet blogger offering to take a picture of us.

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The one and only Marshall Weinbaum.  If you don’t know who he is…well, I will just say he kinda said, and I quote, “Selfies are the new autograph.”  I responded with, yeah, that’s going to be a blog post.  Besides that, he’s fun to follow for all things Disney – especially theatrical.

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Yes, he really is THAT gorgeous in person.  Justin Hartley, who is currently on Mistresses, but you may recognize him from Revenge, did the honors of utilizing his long arm to take a flattering selfie.

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Oh Jess, selfie?  Yes, Jess Macallan also of Mistresses blew kisses!

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Hey let’s do an “Ellen Selfie!”  Being a blogger gives me a ton of fun experiences, but all of them couldn’t possibly be nearly as much fun without people like these!  <3

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Marshall is dead on. They are the new autograph and I’m sure that people prefer it over actually signing. The main reason is because a selfie is personal and has meaning to the people in it. An autograph, unless it is personalized, is often for the purpose of value (can be resold).

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