Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Denzel Washington at Target in South Asheville

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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denzel_washington_asheville_2014Denzel Washington, one of Hollywood’s A-list actors, was spotted at the Target store in south Asheville this afternoon. Word on the street has it that Washington was casually shopping – not trying to hide his identity – and ended up buying a couple of dog dishes.

Washington is widely respected for his film work. His awards include Golden Globe awards, a Tony award and two Oscars – one as best supporting actor in Glory and one for best actor in Training Day.

Just yesterday, Washington celebrated his 60th birthday. He is married to Pauletta Washington, his wife of more than three decades, who hails from just over in Catawba County.

The spotting of Washington in Asheville caps a HUGE year in local celebrity watching. Go here for my Year in Review of celebrity spotting in Asheville.

Image link for Denzel Washington from IMDB.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. tobes January 1, 2015

    Ok…we need to stop seeming so star struck…it looks lame…Asheville is a badass town…chill

  2. RedHotPoker December 31, 2014

    LOL…glad he was here shopping but we have lots of other celebrities around, and then there’s always the rumor of the Obongos moving here …lol…

    Andi McDowell grew tired of Biltmore Forest and fled with her international debutante daughter 😉

    1. hauntedheadnc December 31, 2014


      Please explain.

      1. AVL-fan January 1, 2015

        “Obongo” a patently racist term for Obama or African Americans. RedHotPoker knows this…………

        1. hauntedheadnc January 1, 2015

          I know, and I know that Mr. Fisher Caudle is well aware of that fact. I’d just like to see him try to talk his way out of it.

          1. RedHotPoker January 3, 2015

            Why would anyone think ‘Obongo’ is a racist term? It really means he’s a 1960s hipster, which he is, right ?

            So, haunted head …email me at
            [email protected] and let’s talk…K? Your ball if you have the guts to ID yourself…

          2. hauntedheadnc January 3, 2015

            “It really means he’s a 1960s hipster”?

            That’s dumb, even for you. I look forward to the verbal gymnastics you’ll need to do to explain that one.

  3. Sean December 30, 2014

    Casually shopping? Well that’s no fun. I was hoping that when he saw that he was recognized, he started yelling “I’m putting charges on all you bitches!”

  4. smytty December 30, 2014

    I saw Scarlett Johansson at the J&S Cafeteria in Mills River refilling her sweet tea

    1. NFB December 30, 2014

      Meryl Streep was in Beds, Bath, and Beyond. She needed a new set of bath towels.

  5. NFB December 30, 2014

    Oh, please.

  6. cormac December 30, 2014

    I think that wikipedia section might be out of the date. Denzel actually has three oscar nominations. He was nominated for Best Actor in 2012 for Flight.

  7. jonathan wainscott December 29, 2014

    OMG! Look Who’s Coming to Dinner is one of my favorite movies!!!


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