TODAY | May 21, 2013
>>> get on the bus, people, sara has some of new york 's celebrity hot spots .
>>> if a few star sightings along the way. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> is that the guy from tmz?
>> oh, my gosh!
>>> our girl sara ventured around manhattan for a little star -gazing.
>> we heard you hit all the celebrity hot spots .
>> you probably heard about all of those hollywood bus tours in california. well new york city has a tour of its own, launched by none other than the celebrity outlet, tmz. and my host was harvey levin from tmz.
>> we're glad you could join us!
>> people can't get enough of tmz. what is this obsession in our culture right now with celebrities?
>> i think the reason that they're interested in what we put up is, it's not the publicity machine of hollywood that's putting all the stuff out. it's real.
>> are we going to see lindsay lohan .
>> this is going to be my first time on the bus and the guys said every time they drive around they see stars. they see pete r dinklige all the time.
>> i love him.
>> i will bang on the window.
>> let's do it.
>> so exciting.
>> as the bus takes off, our official guide, aaron, entertains us through our first stop, times square . his goal? to show us as many celebrity hotspots as possible.
>> welcome to chelsea, guys, one of the hippest neighborhoods in manhattan. speaking of the stars living in chelsea, see that building? katie holmes lives there, she paid over $15 million for that place.
>> the meat-packing district is next and in true tmz style, a true celebrity sighting.
>> to find out i'm not the father. which maury povich celebration are you going to do?
>> hey, josh? harvey levin with tmz. how you doing?
>> how are you?
>> this is the inaugural tour of the tmz bus.
>> tmz tour in new york .
>> wow. this is low rent.
>> as hellos were made, i had just enough time for my paparazzi moment.
>> got everything, here's a camera, guy.
>> i got nothing.
>> i got one.
>> boxers or briefs?
>> you went with both?
>> like -- yeah.
>> "the today show " gets so down and dirty.
>> i was trying to tmz it.
>> i like it.
>> she did well, that was good.
>> how do you think the tour going?
>> i don't want my money back yet at all.
>> we had a celebrity sighting, that's huge. on the right is where she had her 30th birthday party .
>> and don't forget tribeca.
>> ghostbusters go there.
>> here it is, coming up on our left. if you look outside, there's j and b's place. the gold brick place with the trim around it.
>> lastly, a location that could be the mother lode for tmz.
>> welcome to bar pitti coming up on your right.
>> where celeb sightings pretty much occur nightly. as we return up town after an afternoon of star-studded scenery. hey, look, i've spotted something else.
>> oh, this is my old apartment.
>> they're not covering it for some reason.
>> why don't you break the story.
>> she wouldn't stop bothering him.
>> i hope you have a great day in new york .
>> i think they saw the tour just to see where i lived.
>> there's harvey in the flesh.
>> he's a big fan of both of you.
>> harvey has been working out. he looks darn good.
>> i like that.
>> thanks, sara .
>>> we have a big show coming up tomorrow. what is in it?
>> my good friend's book called " divine intervention ."
>> and we're getting ready for the memorial day weekend . get ready, get your song on!
>>> medicated all the pollen. pollen