Archive for April, 2009
Arthur won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Vera Charles in the musical Mame, opposite Angela Lansbury. She is known to TV audiences as Maude Findlay from All in the Family/Maude and Dorothy Zbornak from The Golden Girls.
So today marks the 20 year anniversary of the retooled The Mickey Mouse Club, commonly referred to as the MMC, on The Disney Channel.
Daddycatcher would spend the afternoons glued to the television screens as the variety show introduced him to future stars: Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera, and JC Chasez.
However, what Daddycatcher remembers the most is the band, THE PARTY, that was comprised of 5 of the original MMCers: Damon Pampolina, Tiffini Hale, Chase Hampton, Albert Fields and Deedee Magno. Daddycatcher wore out their cassette tapes. Yikes, cassette tapes!
He also remembers crushing on ringleader Tony Lucca, who’s now an indie musician.
After the MMC ended, he starred with Keri Russell on the short-lived teen Aaron Spelling drama Malibu Shores. He played a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with a rich girl. It’s a tale as old as time.
Hugh Jackman to Parade Magazine:
“I’d be happy to go and deny it, because I’m not [gay]. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful. The questions about sexuality I find more here in America than anywhere else, because it’s a big hang-up and defines what people think about themselves and others. It’s not a big issue in Australia.”
Daddycatcher has found that sometimes life can so so stressful and taxing, that he can forget the pleasures that life can provide. Or that he can forget how to have fun at work. Yesterday morning, Daddycatcher was reminded why he does what he does.
And he is thankful for Cheyenne Jackson, Rosie Perez, and Bobby Cannavale for reminding him that, despite the stress, work can be fun!!! And it came from their own mouths too!
A double dose of daddy catch hotness at the opening night of Mary Stuart on Broadway.
John Benjamin Hickey, plays the Earl of Leicester, in the play.