I was watching the Today Show on NBC this morning. What happened during Matt Lauer's interview of Josh Duhamel made me laugh. Matt Lauer asked Josh about the hot on-screen romance between Duhamel and his gorgeous co-star Julianne Hough.
After blushing and briefly trying to avoid the question, Duhamel filled us in. Apparently, Josh had an uncomfortable talk with Ryan Seacrest about the romantic scenes that he shares with Ryan's girlfriend Julianne. After all, following other Nicholas Sparks' movies, the stars of the films often ended up dating each other.
What was said between Duhamel and Ryan Seacrest? According to US Magazine, it went something like this: (Josh) "These movies are very intimate. But you don't have to worry about a thing." Duhamel added that it was a very awkward conversation, but Ryan seemed pretty cool about it.
After viewing a sneak preview, there's obvious chemistry on screen between the two co-stars. What remains to be seen is how big the movie will open on Valentine's Day. One thing is certain; this will be a very hot DVD rental. And, it would be understandable if both men and women wanted an extra viewing of Duhamel and Hough and those steamy love scenes. The movie is rated PG-13.
I can almost feel it. Baseball season is just around the corner. Have I mentioned that baseball is my favorite sport? I played my first Little League game at eight years-old and continued to play until I got to college and suddenly fell in love with radio and TV broadcasting.
My father grew up in Ohio. Although it was closer to Cincinnati than Cleveland, he was an American League fan. Once we moved out west to California, the Angels became our team. In fact, for many years, I spent every Spring Break in Palm Springs watching the Angels get ready for another baseball season.
Do you enjoy watching a baseball game? I'd rather be playing, but as the song "Boys of Summer" proclaimed, it's a sport for men a bit younger than me. I still love going to the ballpark. I’ve even see games in Chicago, St. Louis and Baltimore. But, the cost of a baseball ticket has certainly changed from my youth.
If you think about it, it's a mystery what your ticket has purchased until after the game has been played. I've watched many record setting performances (both the Angels and Dodgers) and look forward to another great year of baseball in 2013. How about you?
At one time, I thought I would like to be a music producer. It all began, when I watched a well-known artist mixing an upcoming album at RCA Records in Hollywood. In addition to all the other perks, it looked like real fun!
Have you ever experienced the inside of a recording studio? It can be addictive, especially if you're a weekend musician. But, how do they keep all of those flashing lights, switches and knobs correct?
Perhaps, being a top-selling recording artist would be a bit more glamourous. Also, how many days would you want to spend in a room with no windows and padding (but no pictures) on all the walls?
My mother once offered me the sound advice, "Don't believe everything that you read." I should have paid closer attention. Apparently, fortune cookies are no exception to the rule.
So, what happened? I was supposed to win! Which leads me to a rather curious question. Have you ever had a hunch, a clue or a premonition that something good was about to happen ... and then it really did? Share your story.
I love attending sneak previews of upcoming movies. This week, my wife and I enjoyed our own date night in Hollywood. And, if you're looking for that perfect Valentine's date, you'll find the new release of "Safe Haven" (based on the current best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks) an exciting romantic adventure.
Safe Haven features the multi-talented Julianne Hough as a beautiful and mysterious stranger who suddenly appears in a quaint southern seaside town. Safe Haven has been one of the most anticipated new movies for good reason. The film is full of surprising twists and turns, charming outdoor scenery and the ever-popular Josh Duhamel who plays the recently widowed father who falls for the mysterious young visitor (Julianne Hough).
The PG-13 rating is earned for adult themes and dangerous situations that sometimes keep you on then edge of your seat. But, there's plenty of romance, too. Plus, if you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks previous box-office blockbuster "The Notebook", you'll find more than a few touching similarities.
This movie has something for everyone, including a happy ending. Perhaps, that's why the entire theater (men and women) erupted in applause during the closing credits.
Meanwhile, make yourself familiar with Julianne Hough. She has the charm and genuine qualities that spell upcoming superstar.
What souvenirs have you saved from your childhood? Do they bring back special memories for you? When I was in elementary school, we had a program called Junior Fire Marshalls. We had a checklist to give to our parents - a safety list for avoiding a fire in our homes. After doing the safety check with Mom and Dad, we could bring the signed note back to school and receive a special Junior Fire Marshall ring. It's funny how such a little thing can be so important to you when you're a little kid.
If you're wondering why the sun finally came out today, it might be the festive Sunshine Millions Day at Hollywood Park. I've been handicapping horse racing for many years. While I don't always catch a winner in every race, I can honestly say that I do have a great time at the race track. Recently, I was asked by Hollywood Park to present a trophy to the winning owner of their feature race. That was quite a thrill. And, it didn't hurt that I had four winning tickets out of eight races that day.
It seems a little early for Spring cleaning. However, we're touching up the KOST studios with brand new walls today. When I arrived at work this morning, the drills and hammers had already begun. It added an interesting background to my midday show - similar to living in a city under construction. It reminds me of the way too many times I've stayed in a hotel that was being re-conditioned. There's nothing worse than waking up to jackhammers at 6am. Has that ever happened to you?