Thursday, June 10, 2010


Whatever happened to Andrew Stevens, who'll be 55 today? It seems he's become quite the prolific producer, actually.

I probably first saw him in 1978's The Fury. That was back when I went to movies like crazy, from 1977 through the early '80's. Andrew struck me as almost too pretty for words. He was still pretty ten years later on Dallas, and in between on Battle of the Network Stars.

He's not stopped acting, but just does it less. I hadn't realized until I looked him up on IMDB how much stuff he's done behind the camera. Pretty don't last forever, so it's nice to know he's smart too.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Glee - Journey's End (until the fall)

What a beautiful episode. It's so refreshing to see a show actually wrap up story lines at the end of a a season, and Glee did so with several, very satisfyingly. About the only low point for me was the Vocal Adrenaline performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody". It was so stagey and artificial. Technically done well, but the feeling was lacking. It's everything I hate about Riverdance and Celtic Woman and all that kind of stuff.

The high point was near the end, when New Directions sings... no, I won't spoil it. You can watch it yourself. I'll just say it's a song from a '60s movie, and is perfectly placed, plotwise. And if you're like me, you'll bawl like a baby. I just watched it again, and the tears, they were a-flowin'. Can't wait until the fall. Plus they'll be adding John Stamos to the cast! The show keeps getting better and better.

Monday, June 7, 2010

WoW - Wallpaper of the Week

Today is Kiwi Karl Urban's birthday. He's most likely known now for playing Éomer in the The Lord of the Rings films and Bones in that movie. But I'll always think of him as Cupid on Hercules and Xena. As a blonde, he's blistering. And I can't get over how tiny his waist was. Or were his shoulders just that wide. Mmmmm. He also played Julius Caesar, which is as diametrically different as you can get from Cupid. Man's got chops. Before all that, he was, like young Adam, on the long-running New Zealand soap Shortland Street.

Thursday Jonathan Bennett will be celebrating. He did some early work on All My Children, playing JR Chandler. Not bad, considering some of the other guys who've played him. It looked like he'd go big after Mean Girls. I remember him from Love Wrecked, which I watch sporadically for Chris, but found myself liking Jonathan better. Then he became prequel guy, doing the ones for Dukes of Hazzard and Van Wilder. Not good, when the only work you can get is straight-to-DVD. Boy can do better, so here's hoping. More to see here.

GAY ROLES (Urban): Shortland Street

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