Celebrities are regular people just like you and me. They have jobs, bills to pay, family to take care of and the same ups and downs that everyone in the world experiences. One big difference between us and celebrities is that when a celebrity shows up at a local restaurant people get excited and it makes the news.

This Hunger Games actor was recently spotted at restaurant in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, just and hour from Albany.

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Celebrities live, work and play in and around New York State so it's no surprise that there have been several celebrity encounters in the last year. Before we get to the most recent, here are a couple from 2023. .

JIM CARREY - In October actor Jim Carrey visited Sound Healings Adirondacks for a Soundbath.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ - In July former Major League Baseball player A-Rod was spotted at The Merc, 430 Broadway in Saratoga.

On Sunday January 14th, actor Elizabeth Banks showed up at her hometown hot dog place, the Hot Dog Ranch on West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, MA. Yes, the Lego Movie, Hunger Games, Love & Mercy actor Elizabeth Banks is from Pittsfield, MA.

Rumor has it that Elizabeth and her family had a private party at the Ranch in celebration of her father's birthday.

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