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NBC To Resurrect ‘Murder, She Wrote’ with Octavia Spencer

Now, I love Octavia Spencer and she’s an excellent actress, but this just screams “hot mess”.

What ever happened to new ideas?

And Angela Lansbury is only 88 and doing 8 shows a week on Broadway as recently as the last year or so, so I’m not sure she is ready to give this role up.  She may have been planning some specials or movies or something over the next few years….

From Variety:

Turns out, you can’t kill “Murder, She Wrote.”

NBC is reviving the onetime Universal TV series that aired for years on CBS, placing Octavia Spencer in the starring role once held by Angela Lansbury and giving the project a put pilot committment.

David Janollari and Alexandra Cunningham (“Desperate Housewives”) will exec produce the drama, which will aim for a light, contemporary feel, according to NBC. Spencer will play the hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her first mystery novel, then becomes an active participant in true crime investigations.

via NBC To Resurrect ‘Murder, She Wrote’ with Octavia Spencer | Variety.

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Gomer Pyle Gets Hitched: Jim Nabors Marries His Longtime Male Partner

Well, no one saw this coming….

That’s sarcasm, in case you missed it….

Anyway, congratulations to Jim Nabors!

Mayberry will never be the same….

From WBTV Charlotte:

Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” married his longtime male partner early this month, he told Hawaii News Now Tuesday.

Nabors, 82, said he married his companion of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, who’s 64, in Seattle on Jan. 15.

Nabors declined an on-camera interview but spoke to Hawaii News Now by phone.

“I’m 82 and he’s in his 60s and so we’ve been together for 38 years and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors said. “I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed.  And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.”

Nabors said he and Cadwallader traveled to Washington state, where gay marriages became legal in early December 2012. They were married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

A judge performed the marriage ceremony in the privacy of their hotel room with a couple of friends who live down the street from them near Diamond Head as witnesses, Nabors said.

Before they were married, Nabors said, “It’s pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you’ve been together 38 years, I think something’s got to happen there, you’ve got to solidify something.  And at my age, it’s probably the best thing to do.”

via EXCLUSIVE: Actor Jim Nabors marries his longtime male partner – WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC.

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‘Honey Boo Boo’ is More Popular Than Republicans

This is a little dated, but I just saw it…

I really try to pretend I don’t know about Honey Boo Boo as her whole show/concept really scares me….

Funny….I would assume Honey Boo Boo and the GOP drew from the same Red State demographics, but she’s the clear winner….

It’s sad when more people want to see Honey Boo Boo Child than the Republicans’ convention.  Sad for the GOP….

Of course, she seems much more real than Mittens…

And maybe the working class folks are finally catching on to the GOP lies and tuning them out for something else….

Honey Boo Boo has become more relevant than the Republican Presidential Nominee….

Funny world….

From ABC News:

 

 

Mitt Romney and company couldn’t beat the allure of a self-proclaimed “redneck” family. According to Nielsen overnight ratings, TLC’s controversial reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” drew 2.9  million viewers Wednesday night at 10 p.m. In second place: Fox News’ coverage of the Republican National Convention, to which 1.2 million adults tuned in.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Honey Boo Boo” scored more viewers in the key 18- to 49-year-old  demographic than the RNC coverage on any one of the  individual broadcast networks.

via ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Ratings Top RNC’s – ABC News.

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Political Animals

There is a new series called “Political Animals” premiering on USA Network Sunday night….

I heard an interview with Sigourney Weaver on NPR this morning and I’m intrigued…

It also stars Ellen Burstyn….

Hard to tell how it’s going to turn out from what I’ve seen and heard so far, but I’m going to try to watch and find out….

It’s probably either going to be total trash or extremely good….or both!

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New Cheyenne Jackson Video!

Really cute new video from Cheyenne Jackson- one of my Broadway favorites- for his new Pop Song Single:

What a nice way to start the weekend!

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Did Nancy Grace’s words kill ‘Vodka Mom’?

I’m sorry, but I think Nancy Grace is evil….

She is the most uptight, white woman who ever lived…

And, god knows, that is saying a lot…..

This woman had big problems.  She made some big mistakes.  But Nancy, aka, God, judged her in the Court of Public Opinion and cause Her judgement to be rendered…

I’m sorry, but someone needs to remind Nancy her name is Nancy and not Jehovah…..

The best thing CNN could do to start to regain respect would be to dump this crazy uptight woman…but then, I’m sure she does bring in some cash…

Judge not, least ye be judged…..

From the Examiner:

The 29-year-old mother was drunk when she rolled over on her 3-week-old baby. The incident had her facing charges and looking at facing judicial consequences. However friends say the mother became distraught after Nancy Grace, the HLN talk show host mentioned on her show that she was the “Vodka Mom” and questioned why the mother wasn’t being charged with first degree murder. Using a vodka bottle as a prop and carrying on, Grace brought pressure to the case of maximum proportions.

via Did Nancy Grace’s words kill ‘Vodka Mom’? Fans irate at HLN anchor – National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com.

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Happy Birthday, Jennifer Saunders! Edie Monsoon of “Absolutely Fabulous”

Edina Monsoon, of “Absolutely Fabulous” fame, is 54 today….

Only a few months older than me….

Jennifer Saunders is a comic genius…

And not just because she so accurately portrayed me in my 30’s and early 40’s….

And I had several friends trying out for the role of “Pats”….

One was more successful than others….but wait for the book!

 

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