Monday, June 16, 2008

Redneck Roundup: Cooter's new book makes the rounds

Ben (Cooter Davenport) Jones of "The Dukes of Hazzard" is causing a media splash, conveniently just before the annual and wildly popular DukesFest event right here in Hot-lanta, with the release of his new autobiography, "Redneck Boy in the Promised Land." Jones just published this tale of hard-livin' and Hollywood through Harmony Books a couple weeks back and is making the rounds with signings (see the schedule at Cooter's Place).

"I'd wake up in jails just wondering how I got there. Vomit on my shoes and blood on my shirt," he tells the Associated Press of the rock-bottom point of his life, just a year before nabbing the TV role that would change his life forever.

Here's a roundup of media coverage for the book:

Spotted: Peter Mark Richman

We delight in seeing the structurally solid Lou Ferrigno at pretty much any comic con we go to nowadays, but unfortunately we just haven't seen "The Incredible Hulk" classic TV show since it originally aired. Of course, with the new movie treatment just releasing this past weekend, there's green everywhere you look. In honor of that, Sci Fi indulged us on Friday afternoon with a 1981 episode of the show, "Triangle" -- and whom did we see but our own BRBTV Everyman, Peter Mark Richman! The prolific actor, whom we know as Maynard Anderson on "Dallas," Andrew Laird on "Dynasty" and the original (screen) C.C. Capwell on "Santa Barbara," played it civil but sinister as rich tycoon Ellis Jordan, making the moves on the much-younger Gale Weber and running David Banner out of town in the process. Wearing suits, of course. Sigh ... and hearing that somber music at the end just made us depressed for David all over again ...

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