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Posts Tagged ‘Hugh Laurie’

Latin American Correspondent Happy to Sign Fake Hugh Laurie Autographs

The wonderful website PopMatters.com recently caught up with Santiago, Chile based journalist and author Jonathan Franklin (pictured) for the latest in its series “20 Questions.” His new book, 33 Men, is all about the rescued Chilean miners.

Right off the bat, in answer to question #1, Franklin recounts the tears of laughter he shed while reading recollections by Keith Richards in Life of an overly talkative parrot. He also shares this bit of cheeky airport behavior:

“I must look like Hugh Laurie, as I was swarmed in Los Angeles International Airport by Japanese schoolgirls who thought I was him. I even signed autographs as Dr. House. When I go to weddings, they think Laurie showed up. I should ambush one of his award ceremonies and make a mad acceptance speech on his behalf.”

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The Man Behind the Ed O’Neill Misquote

So who is this Greg David (pictured), the TV Guide Canada critic who forced his bosses to apologize today for the way he mangled Ed O’Neill‘s recent LA press conference words about Glee star Jane Lynch?

Based on a fall 2009 interview at Toronto’s Ryerson University, he seems like a decent enough guy. He’s actually been with TV Guide since 1991 (!), working his way up through the production and research departments.

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Legend Lines Up For TV Guide Bash

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Okay, so it’s not the Oscars but Emmy night is still one of Tinseltown’s biggest post-awards party nights. And the race is on to see who will get the prize for best bash on Sept. 16.

TV Guide is tossing its hat into the ring with a Les Deux-set soiree that will feature a “special private performance” by John Legend, the mag announced this week. In addition to the Grammy winner, the small-screen publication has again recruited the “Band From TV” to hit the stage for a second year in a row.

In case you don’t know, that group consists of TV regulars-turned-rockers Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Greg Grunberg and Bob Guiney with lead vocals by Bonnie Sommerville, star of the upcoming Cashmere Mafia on ABC. Oh, and if that’s not enough music for one night, celeb DJ Samantha Ronson will be in the house as well.

- CHRIS GARDNER