* I just wanted to let you know I had a reader write in today and he said that Oprah’s producer’s contacted him for the first time TODAY. So some of you worrying about that second or third call, this is good news. Supposedly they have a lot of *calls to make he said. So don’t give up and give yourself a little pat on the back that you even got called…anywho, I just thought ya’ll might like to know. So good luck.
* On my own site I’m having a little fun with the Golden Globes with friends and family…and a few guest stars that will be sharing their picks for the best of the best…so far Mister Vilanch and Ms. Elinor Lipman (author of “Then She Found Me”) have sent in their choices which I’ll publish on Sunday. I’ll be working on getting some others, too. Who wouldn’t want to hear from my Mama D and Papa D and my brother Woody’s choices…and hopefully some other surprises.
Most of all I’d love for ya’ll to come over and make your choices. It’s easy to do even if you haven’t seen half the movies or TV shows…just pick your favorites or what you’ve heard of the most. Of course, this is really for those people who love movies and TV. Just go to www.thedivinemisterd.com and copy/paste the nominations I have up, make your choices, and then post in the comment box.
Unfortunately, they are not airing the Globes due to the writer’s strike, but they will be announcing the winners at a press conference within a day. Have your posts up by Sunday afternoon. I was thinking about giving out a small prize for the person who gets the most nominations right in the major categories: which would be the shows (Globes take into account movies and TV) best actors/actresses, supporting actors/actresses, best writers categories and directors. I can’t promise a prize (tight money and of course this little game is international…so we’ll see. This is mainly for fun. Here’s the direct link to the nominations…I should have the trailers finished by tomorrow which might help…as you can tell this is pretty last minute, but so what. For the direct link: Click Here
* I will be starting a videocast in a couple of weeks…this could be a real disaster I know, but I’m going to take the risk. A lot will depend on you. I’ll need questions from you…good, bad, ugly..I will try to answer what I can. Let me know whether you want your first name used or remain anonymous. I may start out the show with a live piano/vocal performance and then take reader’s questions.
For future episodes, Ms. Lipman will be answering questions via telephone close to the opening of “Then She Found Me,” and Bruce Vilanch may be on phone close to the opening of his next movie “Tru Loved.” And yes, you can write in your questions…you can make them Bette-related, but also remember to ask things about them, their creative process, and stuff like that there. I don’t really need to be telling you that anyway…so just tell me to “shut up.” If this works out, I’ll branch out into other areas that sometimes might not have to do with Bette…but usually I can work her name into everything…LOL I’d like to get some songwriters in the room with me. And hopefully it will just get better and better. Any good ideas for the shows name?