Inspirational words were in the air Monday night at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, all for the cause of curing autism.
There were Keith David and Richard Schiff remembering the dreams of Martin Luther King and Albert Einstein; Samantha Mathis and Talia Shire reliving the words of Amelia Earhart and Lucille Ball; James Denton, Christopher Gorham, Amanda Seyfried, Nita Whitaker, Don LaFontaine and Elizabeth Perkins breathing life into dream memories of Oprah Winfrey, Carl Jung, Christopher Reeve, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King and many, many others in the two-hour program.
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As the Goodyear blimp buzzed overhead, guests gathered on the field at the Rose Bowl as CBS celebrated its portion of the summer TV Critics Assn. press tour Saturday night.Stars, producers, execs and journos gathered under the lights of the stadium while the UCLA marching band serenaded them with renditions of popular hit songs. Grooving to the beat were CBS leader Leslie Moonves and his wife, “Early Show” co-host and “Big Brother” host Julie Chen; “Shark” star James Woods; “The Unit’s” Dennis Haysbert; and “Two and a Half Men’s” Charlie Sheen.
Also watching — or perhaps even taking part in — punt, pass and kick games on the Rose Bowl gridiron were “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan; “How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segal and exec producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Meanwhile, at the 30th-anniversary party for Showtime on Friday, network chairman-CEO Matt Blank toasted his own 30th year in pay cable. “I started at HBO in 1976, before moving over to Showtime 18 years ago,” Blank said. Coming off one of the cabler’s less hostile Q&As with the press during the biannual TCA tours, Blank said he’s stuck around for both the ups and the downs. “The thing about TV is tonight’s product didn’t exist yesterday. It’s always fresh in this business, and that really keeps me going.”
Showtime entertainment president Robert Greenblatt and thesps Elizabeth Perkins, Michael C. Hall, Michael Ealy and Oded Fehr were among the partygoers.
I’m extremely happy to announce you about our Elizabeth Perkins has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series at 58th Emmy Awards. Also, Weeds has 4 more nominations: Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series & Outstanding Main Title Design. All the best for you Elizabeth and Good Luck!!!
Starring: Mary Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk, Romany Malco ..
Released: 11th July 2006
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced season one of Weeds which stars Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Romany Malco & Kevin Nealon,. The set will be available to own from the 11th July, and should retail at around $39.98. Each of the episodes will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround tracks. Extras will include six commentaries with cast and crew, some “Smokey Snippets”, a “Smoke and Mirrors” Original Marijuana Mockumentary, Agrestic Herbal Recipes, some Showtime Original Content Including Special On Suburbia, and a music video.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
– “Smoke & Mirrors” – original marijuana mockumentary narrated by Romany Malco
– Agrestic “herbal” recipes
– Smokey Snippits – humorous “extras” from cast interviews
– “Suburban Shakedown” featurette
– Six individual episode audio commentaries with show writer/creator Jenji Kohan, actors Kevin Nealon, Romany Malco, Tonye Patano and Craig X.
– Showtime Original Series Shorts 1 & 2 – individual Q & A’s with the cast
– Showtime Original “Weeds” Special
– “More than a Friend” by All Too Much music video