What Celebrities Have You Encountered? Back in like 2005, I was biking down a pathway along the waterfront in Alexandria, VA, and I saw that I was approaching CNN personality James Carville (who was jogging in the opposite direction). He was taller than expected (a little over 6 feet). I had a smirk on my face and was considering saying something smartass to him because I never could stand the dude. As I got closer, I could tell that he noticed that I had recognized him. He grimaced and looked down at the ground, as if to brace for something I was about to say. I just laughed and kept biking past him.