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7 Celebrities We Want To Have Dinner With

Madison Kern |
April 23, 2014 | 1:38 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Celebrities parade around on the red carpet and the paparazzi snaps pictures of them everywhere they go. But, how would a few of my favorite celebrities fair at a party that was a little less glamorous, such as a dinner party in my extremely small, student housing apartment? Here are the seven celebrities I would love to set an extra place on the table for. 


1. Jennifer Lawrence

I feel like this one is fairly obvious. From watching a few (but actually, hours upon hours) of Jennifer Lawrence interviews and scrolling through the Jennifer Lawrence tag on Tumblr, I can say with absolute confidence that JLaw and I would be amazing friends. Our witty banter over pizza would rival Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's first time hosting the Golden Globes.


2. Robert Downey Jr./Tony Stark

Though there are haters out there who may claim that Tony Stark is simply a fictional character, anyone can see that the difference between RDJ and Stark is minor. RDJ is definitely the life of any party and could regale me with tales of his crazy life that would make me forget that I live in a dorm that is the size of a closet.


3. Kerry Washington

I doubt that Kerry Washington actually eats because she has one of the most amazing figures on television. Instead of dinner, Kerry and I would sit on my tattered university-issued couch while discussing meaningful world politics, all with a large, constantly refilled glass of red wine in a very "Olivia Pope" fashion. (P.S. Jake <3 Olivia 4ever)



4. Tom Hiddleston

To add a touch of class to a space where the former resident used empty beer cans as a decoration, Tom Hiddleston and I would discuss Shakespeare, with Tom spontaneously reciting poetry while I eat the food he so deliciously cooked. Sadly, I would probably ruin the food due to drooling while looking at his beautiful face.


5. Tina Fey

If you haven't read Tina Fey's "Bossypants" or watched "30 Rock," I feel bad for you. Besides the fact that Liz Lemon is my spirit animal, I admire Tina Fey in so many ways as a writer, a female comedian and a mom. She is like the cool aunt that I never had (sorry to any of my aunts reading this). Not only is Tina hilarious, but she also gives amazing advice about life. Imagine how great it would be to get career advice while munching on an entire Velveeta chunk of cheese.


6. Miley Cyrus

Before the assaults start and the haters muster their critique, hear me out; I have watched Miley Cyrus since I was in elementary school and I find her new transformation a bit fascinating. While I don't condone all of her recent actions, I would love to hear about what it was like growing up as a Disney kid as well as her gorgeous ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth. You can't tell me you wouldn't want to hear some of the crazy stories that she probably has while eating a bowl of ramen (I am guessing that neither of us can cook). 


7.  Taylor Swift

No matter how ardently you may deny it, T-Swift is a go-to artist for break-ups and relationship trouble, and there isn't a college student out there who doesn't know all the lyrics to at least one of her songs. Taylor and I would have a girl's night sleepover that involves a lot of ice cream, dancing and singing songs that lamented our exes. For the record, she may have a few more exes to complain about. 

Though the statistical likelihood of any of these celebrities ever gracing my apartment with their presence is zero to none, I can still scroll through their tags on Tumblr while I get microwavable mac 'n cheese, which is almost the same thing. Right? 


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