My pal/entertainment reporter guy/Star Wars maven Steve Iervolino once told me a story about asking Billy Dee Williams for an autograph at a movie junket. Steve’s a huge fan of the franchise, so getting Lando Calrissian to sign something for him was a big deal and totally not something he was looking to resell for a quick buck. So it was a big shock to him when BDW asked him for $25 right there and then to sign a poster.
Word comes today via Perez Hilton that Brooklyn Heights resident/actor/Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti is reportedly doing the same thing but in this case it’s $5 to take a photo with him. Is he being serious (like BDW) or ironic or is it totally made up?