Broadway fans likely know Foster for originating the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie and then reigning as The Great White Way's Permanent Leading Lady for many years after: following that Tony Award-winning turn in Millie, she starred in musical adaptations of Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek, in The Drowsy Chaperone and in the revival of Anything Goes, for which she won her second Tony.
Now TV audiences know her from the ABC Family series Bunheads, in which Foster plays a Las Vegas showgirl transplanted to a small town where, after some tragic occurrences, she gets a job as a ballet school teacher. Here's some more from my interview with her that appears in this week's issue; we talked about the differences between doing theater and television, what she's watching on TV and what audiences can expect from tomorrow's show.
Now the singer has doubled down, canceling a planned appearance on tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live because cast members from the Louisiana reality show Duck Dynasty also will be on Kimmel:
Morrissey says he can't perform on a show with what he called people who "amount to animal serial killers."
A&E's Duck Dynasty reality show follows a Louisiana family with a business selling duck calls and decoys.
A&E did not immediately respond to requests for comment from it and the Robertson family.
The appearance has been rescheduled, and surely Kimmel will ask the Robertsons about it tonight. In the meantime, read Lauren LaBorde's 2012 interview with Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson.
Stephanie Grace was on last night's Informed Sources, discussing her Gambit cover story "Jindal and the Pill," as well as Ray Nagin's appearance in federal court this week. Also on the panel: Informed Sources producer Errol Laborde, WWL-TV anchor Dennis Woltering, The Lens' investigative reporter Tyler Bridges and moderator Larry Lorenz. The video isn't embeddable, but you can watch it at WYES-TV's website.
With his frequency of pop-cultural-reference hoarding, it was only a matter of time before Seth MacFarlane indiscriminately shoved bounce music into a scene because someone says "butts." That happened on last night's episode of American Dad!, which cued up Mr. Ghetto's "Walmart":
Mr. Ghetto gave us a heads up in August:
I AREADY SIGN DA 20TH CENTRY FOX CONTRACT,,,,THEY WILL BE USE MY WALMART SONG ON THE AMERICAN DAD T.V SHOW DA LORD IS GOOD
Will we ever get to see the The Governor's Wife? After news that the premiere of the A&E reality series following former La. governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife Trina had been pushed from Feb. 27 to March 13, today the network announced the show won't air until sometime this summer.
According A&E's press release, the date chance is to accomodate a time slot shift by fellow Louisiana reality show Duck Dynasty, which premieres 9 p.m. local time Feb. 27.
"It was a decision made by the network," said Shaun Sanghani, The Governor's Wife creator and producer, in a Facebook message. "It is very common in the TV world for premiere dates to shift as they update and adjust their schedules."
Crowds swarmed Decatur Street on Saturday afternoon, gathering at the would-be entrance to Jackson Square — dubbed this week as "CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square." The network has taken over most of the park with four stages for sports, news and talk shows as the network home to Super Bowl XLVII. Across the street past Washington Artillery Park, the network's assembly of trailers, equipment and newsrooms. Tourists snapped photos past security to catch a glimpse of the CBS sports desk. Hare Krishnas followed a faux second line of San Francisco 49ers fans. Others wandered with Hand Grenades or Mardi Gras beads, and the street deadlocked traffic with pedestrians.
But inside the gates, dozens of CBS crewmembers worked silently as stages broadcast just feet from Andrew Jackson's statue.
Two TV cameras focused on Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, framing him against St. Louis Cathedral. His team on-set and plugged in from New York, where the show typically is broadcast, makes final adjustments down to the second before cameras roll. "There's a person in Los Angeles, probably a computer, ready to cut me off when it comes to that last second," Pelley says with a foot propped on a red steel utility box. Minutes later the show begins.
The headlines: a report from Mali, day five of the Alabama hostage, online hackers, and three stories from New Orleans — catching up with Russell Honore ("the man who faced down Katrina") inside the Superdome, a profile of Trombone Shorty by Michelle Miller, and a look at the Loyola streetcar line and economic boosts to the city ("they don't need a football game to tell them what they already know," reporter Jim Axelrod says).
"Beautiful piece," Pelley tells Axelrod. "Well written, nicely shot."
The broadcast wraps, and a "Krewe of CBS Sports" second-line emerges from Cafe du Monde outside the gates.
The premiere of The Governor's Wife, the A&E reality show featuring former La. governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife Trina has been moved to March 13, according to a Facebook post by show creator and producer Shaun Sanghani.
Sanghani's company, SSS Entertainment, was working on a show called Wanks, which would follow "the party-fueled lives of young guys and girls living on the West Bank of New Orleans, where every weekend is Mardi Gras." The show was sold to Oxygen in 2011 but the network never picked it up.
The Governor's Wife will follow "Trina as she attempts to fit into the former governor’s upscale world and busy social life while trying to get along with daughters twice her age and corral her teenage sons." The show airs at 9 p.m. local time, after fellow Louisiana-based reality show Duck Dynasty.
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Bar Rescue is a reality show in which a veteran bar manager and consultant swoops in and tries to renovate and rescue a bar in a just a few days. The third season begins airing on Spike TV on Sunday, Feb. 10, and it features a Bourbon Street bar. The season also includes an Uptown Bar.
"Anthena" Frangos sings and dances regularly in Bustout Burlesque, a monthly burlesque show at the House of Blues, in which she goes by the stage name Athena. Thursday, her American Idol audition in Baton Rouge will be broadcast on the show (7 p.m. on FOX8 WVUE). The season is just starting, but before the first episode aired, there was considerable talk about squabbling between celebrity judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
Frangos was one of thousands of would be contestants who showed up to open auditions for the program at the New Orleans Arena, and she was one of an estimated 50 who made it to a final audition in front of the celebrity judges in Baton Rouge in October 2012. At Bustout, she sings many songs by Etta James and Ruth Brown. But she was given a Carole King song to sing for the panel.
Frangos was born in Greece and raised in Kenner. She studied ballet for many years, and at 15 years old she sang with a touring Latin band, Fuerza Latina. More recently, she has appeared on MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen and O Music Awards and on HBO's Treme.
She next appears in Bustout Burlesque on Feb. 23.
Gambit political contributor Stephanie Grace was on last night's Informed Sources on WYES-TV, discussing the indictment of former mayor Ray Nagin with host Larry Lorenz, producer Errol Laborde and journalist Dawn Ostrom. The show isn't embeddable, but you can watch it on WYES' website.
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