The first thing I notice when I stroll onto the Disney lot in Burbank is that it’s rather quiet. Seems it’s off-season there at the Mouse Factory.
While shows like “8 Simple Rules” (caught up with the wonderful James Garner there – basking in the sun between scenes) are still rolling, and Disney animation is as busy as ever – there’s more hammering, welding and prepping more than anything else. After all, it’s holiday time for hit series’ like “Alias”, which doesn’t return to air until January, so it’s all about backdrop not beauty at the moment.
One show that is still putting mag to lens though is hit sitcom “My Wife and Kids”, and that’s what takes us to the House of Mouse today.
We enter the Damon Wayans starring sitcom – not a huge fan myself, not that it’s not good, it is what it is, it’s just that I don’t seem to have as much time for the 22-minuter as I use to – from the back, where they’re smack-bang in the middle of filming a scene that’s seemingly set a few years back, with Wayans portraying his character as a younger man.
It’s a dance-off. A group of wannabe gangster-juniors enter the stage from far left, proceed to the middle of the dance floor and then show the room what they’re made of. Then – after a couple of takes – Wayans and his clan do their little rap, rhyme and rabid-movement. Quite funny. (Obviously the studio audience thought it ‘much, much’ funnier). Wayans is quite the rhymer, there’s an untapped talent there.
Whilst on the subject of sitcoms, a week or so ago I reported from the Warner quarters that Jennifer Aniston was spotted near the “Joey” stage. Her reps say she isn’t doing an appearance – yet, but we’ll see. adding more fuel to the rumour : Aniston and Matt LeBlanc have been spotted reading a script together.
One “Friends” reunion (of sorts) that is definitely going to happen is an Aniston-Courtney Cox reteam. Aniston’s looking for a project for her and her former onscreen bud to do together, and word is it may be a comedy in which they’ll play…enemies.
- Interview promo suggests Christmas day release still on!? - December 19, 2014
- Trailer : True Story - December 19, 2014
- Walt’s got the next Chipmunks sequel - December 19, 2014
- Team America plan f*cked, yeah! - December 19, 2014
- Trailer : A Little Chaos - December 19, 2014
- Trailer : Ana Maria in Novela Land - December 19, 2014
- Trailer : American Sniper - December 19, 2014
- Charlie Sheen reprising one of his classic roles - December 18, 2014
- Carell’s North Korea movie cancelled - December 18, 2014
- Stuhlbarg logs onto Jobs biopic - December 18, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.