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Title: Alicia Witt?
Post by: JonahRank on October 15, 2012, 06:26:27 AM
I've noticed that Ben has been promoting/mentioning Alicia Witt a lot on Twitter. Anyone know if they've collaborated on something, or the heavy Twitter activity is account of their being fans/friends/something similar?
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on October 16, 2012, 06:59:13 AM
We were pretty sure we saw her in Detroit when Ben came out after the show. Friend/possible girlfriend was our current guess, though collaboration wouldn't surprise me at all either.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Kyle on October 16, 2012, 08:55:07 AM
Count me down for the good friend, possibly girlfriend vote.

http://twitter.com/BenFolds/status/256511659697401856/photo/1 (http://twitter.com/BenFolds/status/256511659697401856/photo/1)
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: meecrofilm on October 16, 2012, 10:17:56 AM
Well they have similar shoes, so... clearly.  #highschoolreasoning  :P
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on October 16, 2012, 11:01:06 AM
/something similar. love it.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Playhouse on October 16, 2012, 11:42:13 AM
Seems like they're rocking the friend thing, especially with her really getting into a music career now.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Playhouse on October 19, 2012, 01:45:42 PM
Ben mentioned during his Rhapsody Twitter session that he and Alicia recorded a song together this week.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Steady As She Goes on October 19, 2012, 02:45:05 PM
Alicia Witt is listed as 5'8 (in terms of height)

Judging by that picture, Ben's gotta be about 5'10-5'11.

Always wondered how tall he was.

ha
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Playhouse on October 19, 2012, 02:53:15 PM
Judging by that picture, Ben's gotta be about 5'10-5'11.

 :D

I've met Ben and shaken his hand.  He's actually about 5'6" or 5'7".  He's surprisingly small for how big a presence he can have.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Steady As She Goes on October 19, 2012, 06:08:18 PM
Judging by that picture, Ben's gotta be about 5'10-5'11.

 :D

I've met Ben and shaken his hand.  He's actually about 5'6" or 5'7".  He's surprisingly small for how big a presence he can have.

wow! doesn't look that short. and hes noticeably taller than Sledge. Robert must be a wee man
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on October 19, 2012, 07:15:45 PM
Ben is very firmly at the 5'9" range or so, because whenever I've seen him after shows I am easily looking him right in the eye. He looks just a shade taller because he's lost a fair bit of weight. There is no way he is 5'6" or 5'7" though.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on October 20, 2012, 12:46:59 AM
oh yeah, ben's taller than me and i'm jusssstt shy of 5'7"

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/989_631471540048_1082630294_n.jpg)
David, me, Ben, Stef, and Brooke
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on October 20, 2012, 06:39:48 PM
For the record, Ben does look about 2-3" taller than my 5'9" there. I am also slouching.

And for some god awful reason, I am squinting too. Dammit.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: zinefiend on October 21, 2012, 05:55:48 PM
Well they have similar shoes, so... clearly.  #highschoolreasoning  :P

Indeed.  So all you have to do is promote someone online and you're their significant other? I had no idea I was such a polygamist! or is that only when celebrities do it?  Do you have to be in a photo with someone AND talk about them to start dating them?  Because I have photos with a few creative folks I've promoted, and now I fear that I have multiple significant others.  I'll have to break the news to my husband gently. 
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on October 22, 2012, 12:35:15 AM
For the record, Ben does look about 2-3" taller than my 5'9" there. I am also slouching.

And for some god awful reason, I am squinting too. Dammit.

I also think you're closer to the camera. I think we weren't in a straight line - ben look's furthest back. The top of his shoe is just cut off from the photo, and you can't see my feet at all.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: ClareQuilty on October 23, 2012, 09:46:20 AM
The one time I met Ben in a parking lot somewhere back in 2009, I actually asked him how tall he was.

"I'm about 5'11."

There.

I meet my f*cking hero and all I can do is ask him how tall he is. Well, I asked him other things, too, but I asked him that for some reason.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: AlexKintzle on October 23, 2012, 04:39:58 PM
are we seriously discussing the man's height?
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: ClareQuilty on October 23, 2012, 04:58:05 PM
Yeah we are. Apparently, it's more interesting than talking about Ben's new Ladyfriend.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on October 24, 2012, 02:48:06 PM
Yeah we are. Apparently, it's more interesting than talking about Ben's new Ladyfriend.
qft.

ben's personal life doesn't really matter to me much, unless it starts to impact the business. i mean, i miss fleur, she was a fun internet friend, but, i don't know what happened there, i don't care to know what happened there.

until then, ben says he's about 5'11". alright. his brother's about the same height.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: makiko on November 06, 2012, 06:51:19 AM
She will open for BFF at Brixton Academy on December 4.
https://twitter.com/aliciawitty/status/265505445874126848
UK friends! It's official: I will be the first opener for @BenFolds Five at Brixton Academy Dec 4. You heard it here first!

And Alicia will be playing at Pure Pop Records in Melbourne on November 10. It would be nice if they played together at  Harvest (http://www.harvestfestival.com.au/venue/melbourne-site-info).
http://www.purepop.com.au/IndexFrameset.html
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Playhouse on November 07, 2012, 12:53:07 PM
The one time I met Ben in a parking lot somewhere back in 2009, I actually asked him how tall he was.

"I'm about 5'11."

There.

I meet my f*cking hero and all I can do is ask him how tall he is. Well, I asked him other things, too, but I asked him that for some reason.

I have a hard time buying Ben is 5'11". I'm 6'4" and I was significantly taller than him, moreso than five inches.

But, that's funny, because his height was the main thing that jumped into my head meeting him as well.  And I'd seen him live a number of times before that but it never really registered.  Saying hi and shaking his hand, though, just brought it down to ground level.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on November 07, 2012, 08:08:55 PM
I still stand by him being 5'9"
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on November 07, 2012, 11:37:39 PM
Ha. First time I met Ben I still had never had a front row ticket - in fact, never in the first 10.
All I could keep saying to whoever the girl next to me in the crowd to meet him was - I've never seen him real size before. Cause that's what came to my head in that moment.
Haaaaa
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on November 18, 2012, 12:11:19 PM
and confirmation:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/singer-songwriter-ben-folds-finds-love-with-us-actor-alicia-witt/story-fndo471r-1226517668898
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Steady As She Goes on November 18, 2012, 06:57:34 PM
well, good for ben for gettin back in the game. i certainly hope he doesn't get himself too into something serious too fast...
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Allison on November 19, 2012, 01:35:23 AM
and confirmation:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/singer-songwriter-ben-folds-finds-love-with-us-actor-alicia-witt/story-fndo471r-1226517668898


The most interesting tidbit in the article - Ben's had a phone conversation with Hilary Clinton. I'm far more interested with that.
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: DAVID on November 19, 2012, 04:14:18 AM
well, good for ben for gettin back in the game. i certainly hope he doesn't get himself too into something serious too fast...

I'm pretty sure we just need to expect this to be what happens, although now that he's publicly declared that maybe marriage isn't the best thing for him...
Title: Re: Alicia Witt?
Post by: Playhouse on December 13, 2012, 06:04:03 PM
and confirmation:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/singer-songwriter-ben-folds-finds-love-with-us-actor-alicia-witt/story-fndo471r-1226517668898

Aww.  Well, good for them.