2008 January | SIMA

LB, JB and I went to see 27 Dresses Friday night–and we all loved it. Katherine Heigl has so much going for her as an actress. She’s gorgeous in a “real girl” kind of way, wonderfully expressive, and has really excellent comic timing.

And how stunning does she look at her own wedding to musician Josh Kelley? Even in a questionable ruffled gown, she looks perfect.

I’m a little bit jealous.

I have a little bit of a history with Josh Kelley: When I lived in DC, a friend and I went to see him perform at a small club in Virginia. I think it might have been the Birchmere, and it was probably sometime in 2003. I’m not even sure if Amazing, his debut single, had hit the air waves yet. It was a standing-room-only type of place, and naturally we stood in the very front, smack in the center. My friends know this about me–I refuse to stand anywhere except front and center at a concert, and I will get to that spot even if I had to push my way through.

Anyway, after the show, we stuck around to say hi to Josh and get an autograph. Not knowing what to say to him (I feel so cliche telling actors or musicians how much I love their work), I decided to give him some pointers about performing live since he was new to the whole scene. I told him that during his set, he never looked down and made eye contact with anyone standing in the first couple of rows. He was always looking straight back, and the entire time, I was hoping he’d make eye contact with me at least once.

I’d like to think that because of my advice, he corrected this bad habit, which allowed him to win over more fans, sell more CDs, make a music video starring Katherine Heigl, fall in love, and get married.