Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wopat does "Chicago" ... in St. Paul

We just love how Sheri keeps us informed of the movements of Tom Wopat of "The Dukes of Hazzard." Sometimes you sign up for an email news list and you never hear from 'em again, but that Sheri just keeps at it ...

We reported on November 20 that Tom Wopat has some performance dates coming up in New York and in Palm Beach, Florida. Now, he's got a date in St. Paul, Minnesota. On January 16-21, he'll be with "Chicago" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Check the website for more info.

BRBTV News Blog Blip: It's the policy of the BRBTV News Blog to concentrate on the professional careers of our stars and not their personal lives, so we'll make this brief, just in case you haven't heard it elsewhere ... Victoria Principal, our own Pamela Ewing of "Dallas," has divorced her husband of a whopping 21 years (and we applaud her for sustaining a multiple-decade marriage in Hollywood, for sure). Principal (whose birthday is today) and Harry Glassman were separated this past summer.

Spotted: A wonderfully young and handsome James Best of "The Dukes of Hazzard," long before Gy Waldron ever dreamed up our beloved CBS hit, on a vintage episode of "The Twilight Zone" during Sci-Fi's New Year's marathon Monday. We've reported here that we've seen him in other "Twilight Zone" episodes, but in this one he was the star. It was "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank," an episode we hadn't seen (and just how do they do that, anyway? everytime we watch, no matter how much we watch, there are always episodes we haven't seen! that's a "twilight zone" in itself), Best plays a country bumpkin type who dies -- apparently -- then pops up out of his coffin and goes right back to livin'. Many Rosco-like intonations were evident in his voice, and boy, was he spry. There was a bit of a dark side in his smiling character, at the end, too. Fabbo!

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