Monte Carlo

12 Jun

I returned to Monte Carlo for their annual Golden Nymph Television Festival.

The celeb sightings started at LAX for us as Ice-T was checking in right ahead of us. Really a cool guy and a fan of the show. He pulled his camera out so I pulled out mine.

The festival had a lot of the same press that I had met in my previous trips. Including Tero Paloniemi who confessed that back at home he’s known as the “Hurley of Finland.” Here we are this trip.

And here we were two years ago.

Did I get taller?

47 Responses to “Monte Carlo”

  1. DaZuckero June 12, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    You didn’t get taller, it’s a known fact that the Finnish shrink.

    • Johnny June 12, 2010 at 3:29 am #


      What happened to GJB?

    • Johnny June 12, 2010 at 3:30 am #

      That wasn’t supposed to be a reply to you. Sorry, dude.

  2. Lisa June 12, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    maybe it’s the hair, it was standing up before and now it’s not. lol

  3. Ger June 12, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    If you are coming to Ireland again, we are in a funky little town south of dublin called bray. Would love love love for you and sidekick 22 to come visit!!!! 🙂

  4. paulyS June 12, 2010 at 4:47 am #

    Ice-T is THE MAN!

  5. Anfield Fox June 12, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    No, Jorge is THE MAN!

  6. pat June 12, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    ICE has had the same facial hair and pony tail for decades. That man is the real deal.

  7. ChiTown Girl June 12, 2010 at 5:16 am #

    He was probably wearing higher shoes last time (?)

  8. sunnydish June 12, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    Love the pic of you & Ice-T! Glad you decided to continue with your blog after the island and I agree…wordpress takes some getting used to – but you inspired me to set one up. 🙂

  9. mrcelofan June 12, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    Ice-T, gran personaje.

    En la foto de abajo Tero estaba de puntillas y en la de arriba lo estás tú, en realidad medís lo mismo.

    Esa es mi teoría 😉

    Un saludo.

  10. jackson June 12, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Ice ROCKS! And you can’t fool us, you were wearing heels, weren’t you?

  11. Ali M June 12, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    You might have a mild growth spurt Jorge!! Sounds like a fun trip. I still need a passport…

  12. sharon zimmer June 12, 2010 at 7:00 am #

    Cool-Keep em’ coming- 🙂

  13. moon June 12, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    The only way to know for sure is to take a picture with Ice-T in two years.

  14. Erin Woods June 12, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Haha! Maybe it’s dude’s hair??

  15. pamelalovescharlie June 12, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    That’s pretty cool…you and Ice-T! But Tero, he’s not a Hurley, he’s not cute enough and can he really be as nice as our Jorge? LOL…I think maybe you did get a bit taller or maybe he shrunk…or it’s his hair…I don’t know…I’m almost 5’2 so everybody is taller to me 😉

  16. KB June 12, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    I guess you’ve gotten it a lot Jorge, but I think I’d pee myself is someone I knew as famous wanted to take a pic of me.

    Me and you Pamela: Short people.

  17. Cindy June 12, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    I love Ice T, he is rad, but where was Coco? She’s the REAL celebrity! 😛

  18. Antonia June 12, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Come back to Brooklyn. We’re like the Monaco of…New York…?


    Didnt Michael just run into Brandy at LAX and she was too shy to take a pic with him?

  19. Antonia June 12, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    *I meant Monte Carlo* lol

  20. jessiescrazyland June 12, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    that is an amazing view in the first pic im jealous of your adventures Jorge 🙂

  21. IslandPearl June 12, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Monte Carlo is incredible, isn’t it? I’m not a high roller but I enjoy people watching and it’s always full of some very watchable people.

    And it looks like he shrunk and you lost some weight.

  22. yellowdog granny June 12, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    tell the truth Jorge…7-8 years ago..did you ever imagine the life your living now? happy for you

  23. Marta June 12, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Hey!! are u in Europe??come to Madrid to visit us!!

  24. Janet June 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Nymph Festival???? Arghhh!!! (kidding, sort of) Where there nymphettes traipsing about? What did Beth have to say about this event?

    (I love to tease people, so just ignore me, Jorge!)

  25. Sariel June 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Tero seems to be a cool guy! Long life to him!!!

    Jorge, I watched an interview of you from Montecarlo. Your description of the moment you were reading the script and you realized that you are (were?) the new protector of the island, was very touching.

    By the way, Jorge, you forgot to answer the question about your ethnicity!!!!!! Well, you have to understand… I’m chilean.

  26. Karen C. June 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    Love Ice-T, you know he had to have taken a lot of flack from his friends when he took the L&O gig – he marches to the beat of his own….drumkit?

  27. Jennifer Major June 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Ah Monte Carlo in June….I’ve always wanted to say that, but YOU can say it whenever you want! I bet no one ever says “ah Monte Carlo in June with a pink headed Finn”. I’m glad you’re writing more or your adventures.
    Question? Weirdest place for a celeb sighting ?

  28. derekbrink June 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    It’s kind of awesome that Ice-T seems like he was excited to meet you, isn’t it? I mean…that’s how you know you’ve made it, sir! 🙂

  29. Heather June 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    So cool that you met Iced-T! Love it!

  30. Heather June 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Oops, Ice-T. I always want to call him Iced-T.

  31. mostsedulous June 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Hope you rented a tux and done Monte Carlo James Bond style!!!!!

  32. melzie June 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    his hair is shorter 🙂

  33. Debbie M. June 13, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    I looked up the festival and it seems this is the 50th Anniversary of the Monte Carlo Television Festival where the best programs from around the world are awarded the Golden Nymph.

    Thanks for sharing your trip Jorge. You must be having a great time meeting others in the industry from all over the world. You had a great start meeting Ice-T.

  34. Pedro June 13, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    Jorge, estas en Montecarlo, porqué no aprovechas y te vienes para España a hacernos una visita? estas cerquita.

    Un saludo

  35. Lea June 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    It’s island height, Jorge.
    Looks like an intriguing trip~enjoy!

  36. Vicki June 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Maybe it was the hair!?!

  37. thespotlightreport June 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Hello there…You should come to visit us to Sydney!

    ps. Im originally from Chile too 🙂 UN ABRAZO

  38. harriet June 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi Jorge, although I do prefer Hurley.

    I started watching LOST a few days ago, but I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with the character you play!

    Anyhow, just wanted to drop a hi and say that I think it’s really cool that you have created a blog to talk to some fans. Not many celebrities do that!

    Peace out, and hope all is well.


  39. Amy Chamberlain June 14, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    Thanks so much for keeping in touch. What are you doing after Lost? Besides resting?

  40. sergio June 14, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    I listen to Body Count sometimes…Ice-T rocks…great photo!

  41. GroovyMom June 15, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    We all got such a kick out of the “Did I get taller” comment. Hope you and Beth are doing OK. Happy Travels!

  42. Nick June 17, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    …Of course you got taller Jorge…!!You’re now the protector and keeper of the Island,right?After all, maybe the Island itself played it’s magic upon you and got you taller (even if you didn’t actually need it in the first place)!
    …Or maybe Tero got shorter…who knows…!!!
    …Either way – Dude – you’re The One and Only!!! Hurley rules!


  43. Edna Burns June 17, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    As I say nearly everytime I post a comment to one of your blog posts, Jorge, THANK YOU so much for all the time you take to post about things you’re doing and people you see! Also, your pics and vids are GREAT! We Love You for the way you care about your fans!
    Great that you and Ice-T got to enjoy taking pics of each other and that the “Hurley of Finland” Tero Paloniemi and you got to meet again! Maybe you and Tero had on shoes with different thickness of shoes and Tero’s hairstyle change might have made a difference too… LOL! Thanks again!

  44. Hurley of Hell-sinki June 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    I’ve shrunk. That’s what we finns do coz we spend so much time in our saunas.

    Here’s my versions of our pics.
    This year:

    And 2008:

    Ohh, and check the little clip we did for our newspaper’s website promoting the last ever episode of Lost…:

  45. kelly July 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    So cool Ice-T pulled out his camera first! Great story!

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