Monday, January 30, 2012
iReporter gets bleacher seat at SAG Awards

Kathi Cordsen has been star-struck since she was 10 years old, but she usually gushes over the celebrities from the black leather couch in her den.


On Sunday, she got to see her favorite stars in person.


CNN arranged for Cordsen -- a long-time contributor to iReport -- to snag a spot in the fan bleacher seats at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards at the Shrine Exhibition Center. Cordsen, 59, lives in Fullerton, California, and often recaps TV shows for iReport.


From her seat on the third row of the bleachers Sunday afternoon, Cordsen snapped 118 photos with her Cannon Powershot.


“The sun was so bright, I couldn’t tell through the lens what I was seeing,” she says. “I just snapped and snapped.”


Cordsen captured photos of the casts of "Modern Family," and "The Good Wife," Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, and other stars of the small and silver screens. Everyone went crazy when George Clooney and Brad Pitt showed up on the red carpet, she says.


“Brad Pitt, oh, that man is so handsome. In the movies he’s really handsome, but in person he’s unbelievable. Seriously! And Angelina Jolie, she just walks around looking like a queen ... Just a subtle smile on her face and when she looked at him, I swear, they’re so in love."


"It was so cute when Kyra was running her fingers through Kevin's hair," Cordsen said. "I had no idea she was married to him!"



Cordsen says she has loved Kathy Bates since she saw her in a Stephen King movie, and now watches her on "Harry's Law."


"She came down the red carpet and didn’t want to have her pictures taken. She just walked up to where the water was, got some water and started leaning on the statue," Cordsen says."She wouldn’t look at anybody. We were all yelling her name. All of a sudden she looked up and I just took a picture.”


Cordsen came home Sunday night feeling like she had run a marathon. But she has already told iReport, "if you need a seat warmer for the Oscars, let me know."

January 30, 2012
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:) Awesome coverage and what a dream for you! I hope you get into the Oscar bleachers too! U deserve it!

January 30, 2012
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Thanks Chris.  That would be a dream come true also!

January 30, 2012
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wow much congrats kathi! So happy for you!!!

January 30, 2012
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Thank you Arturo!!

January 31, 2012

Great coverage Kathi...Still wonder why Bates was so Grumpy!

January 31, 2012
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Videoman....Have you ever watched Harry's Law?  She's always grumpy...:)

February 1, 2012
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