Ways to Hobnob With Celebrities

Make your Hobnobbing with the Stars Fantasy Come True!

Today Jill Dobson of Star Magazine came on and told us how we can hobnob with celebrities.

Step 1: Visit L.A. or New York

Step 2: Know where to go late-night. Jill told us that magazines like hers often have photos with captions of "Lindsay Lohan leaving Hyde nightclub in L.A." and "Britney Spears at NYC hotspot Tenjune." So when you're in NYC, go to one of those places; that's where the celebs hang out. Of course, you'll have to get past the velvet ropes…

Jill’s Tip: Dress young and make sure you have more women than men in your group!

Step 3: You can find the celeb-frequented restaurants and shops the same way. The Ivy in L.A. always has someone famous eating there, so you are sure to have fun people watching.

Jill’s Tip: Make a reservation 5 months ahead if the restaurant you want to dine at is a place that's notorious for being a celeb hotspot, because chances are they have a very long waiting list. Unless you’re a celeb, you won't be successful getting a last-minute reservation during the lunch rush.

Step 4: Attend a Lakers or Knicks game. There's a Knicks game Friday night and chances are Spike Lee will be there. Jill said she saw Mandy Moore at the last game she attended, along with stars from Saturday Night Live and other TV shows. Jack Nicholson is always at Lakers games, and Eva Longoria is most likely to be on the Spurs sidelines, cheering her fiancé Tony Parker.

Jill’s Tip: Again, planning ahead is the key. Don’t show up to the games hoping to get a ticket in the parking lot. Order tickets in advance, and try to get the best seats as you can get to insure celeb spotting, since they tend to sit courtside.

Step 5: Buy a ticket to an awards show. Though some of the biggest awards shows, such as the Oscars and Grammys are invite-only, many others (such as the Emmys) sell tickets to the general public.

Jill’s Tip: Check the Web site for the show of your choice two to three months before the big day to see if tickets are available and how to buy them.

Step 6: Be a seat-filler. More info on seatfiller.com. Jill sited a rule listed on seatfiller.com: "Do not speak to talent unless they speak to you. Approaching the talent could cause for removal from the theater." Remember this rule (and follow it)!

Jill’s Tip: You should make sure to follow this rule in all situations where you might bump into celebs: Be cool. Don't ask for an autograph or a photo — it's an unwritten (and sometimes written) rule at places that cater to celebs that harassing the celebrity is not OK. The restaurant/club/theater owner would rather kick you out than let you make a celebrity uncomfortable and cause him/her to stop frequenting the place. Celebs are normal people (really!) and deserve some time to unwind, too... so if you give them some space you might be able to help them reach their wildest dream — an evening without posing for photos!!

Tanning Salon Addicts

Today Dr. Manny came on to tell us about a growing addiction among teens and young adults that is poses serious a health risks.

A recent survey showed that tanning can be an addictive behavior, and even though the risks of sun exposure are widely known by the public, these tanning salon goers actively choose to ignore these well-known health warnings. But why?

Is it for the High?

Research suggests that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light (from tanning beds or the natural sun), causes the release of endorphins, know to produce euphoric sensations. The euphoria experienced from UV light has been compared to the "runner's high" that people often experience after an intense exercise session.

Think you’re a tan addict?

To test if you think you might be addicted to the tanning salon take this quick test. It is adapted from a screening tool for alcohol abuse, CAGE Questionnaire or "Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-opener." If you answer "yes" to two or more questions, you are considered to have a positive screening. (and positive in this case is a bad thing… it means you most likely need to modify your behavior.)

Here are the questions:

  • Have you ever felt you ought to cut down on tanning?
  • Have people annoyed you by criticizing your tanning?
  • Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your tanning?
  • Have you ever thought about tanning first thing in the morning?

If you answered “yes” more than twice, don’t feel too bad, you’re not alone.

The Facts

  • Indoor tanners are more likely to report problematic tanning behaviors than outdoor tanners
  • Almost 1 in 10 intentional tanners report tanning more than 20 times a month
  • 3 out of 4 tanners said they exposed their skin to UV light to look better
  • 41% of tanners said they go tanning to relax
  • 22% said they tan to feel healthy
  • 1 in 5 tanners think they tan too much. The same amount said they feel guilty about their tanning.
  • About 1 in 10 said they’ve been annoyed by people's criticism of their tanning

Tanning Alternatives

Bronzer: Instead of going to tanning salons and possibly endangering your health, try switching to a cosmetic tanner. There are many tinted cosmetics that can give your skin the same healthy-looking glow without the danger of skin damage.

Self-Tanner: We’ve all heard horror stories (or maybe have some of our own) about self-tanning sessions going horribly wrong, with someone ending up orange or splotchy. But thanks to technology, at-home tanners have improved drastically. Buying your tan in a can has never been so easy and looked so real. These tan treatments last about a week and are much safer than heading to the salon.

Spray on Tan: If you like going to the salon to get a tan, consider getting a spray-on tan. Many tanning salons across the country are adding this service to their tanning options. The spray tan will last for about a week, and it only stains the surface of your skin, which is much safer for your health than tanning by UV light. It is the same technology as an at-home tanning session, except you have professionals assisting you to ensure you get an even color.

E.D. Hill anchors 'FOX News Live' weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon ET.