Friday, November 18, 2011

11/18 Stana Katic, Fred Dryer, Jimmy Mac

Stana Katic of ABC's "Castle" talks with Mike Horn!

Stana starred in the Polish Brothers film "For Lovers Only.” Shot in the spirit of the French New Wave, "For Lovers Only” is a sexy love story set in Paris. Stana will also appear with Richard Gere in "The Double” as Amber, a tragic prostitute who leads Gere further into the Machiavellian world of Washington D.C. back-door politics. As the female lead of a much-anticipated third season of ABC’s "Castle," Katic plays Detective Kate Beckett (Katic), the foil and unwilling muse to crime-thriller novelist Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion). Witty rapport, a clashing of wills, and sizzling sexual tension fuel this successful, fresh mystery/comedy series. Stana appeared in Frank Miller's cult comic-book movie "The Spirit" opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes, where she delivered a quirky, sexy performance as rookie cop Morgenstern.
In the James Bond film "Quantum of Solace," Stana appeared as Corinne Veneau. Her other film credits include "Feast of Love," opposite Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear, and "Stiletto" with Tom Berenger and Tom Sizemore. Stana has also appeared on some of television's most critically acclaimed shows, such as "24," "Heroes," and "The Unit." She portrayed torch singer Simone Renoir in "The Librarian: the Curse of the Judas Chalice," garnering top cable ratings. Stana's own vocals were used for the sultry theme song. Stana currently resides in Los Angeles and holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.

Fred Dryer and Jimmy Mac join the gang for some football handicapping!

John Frederick "Fred" Dryer (born July 6, 1946 in Hawthorne, California) is an American actor and former football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). Dryer played 13 years in the NFL, playing 176 games, starting 166, and recording 104 career sacks with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. Dryer is the only NFL player to score two safeties in one game. Following his retirement from football, Dryer had a successful career as a film and television actor, notably starring in the series Hunter. His height (6'6" or 1.98 m) and physique was useful for his action roles.

Former bookie Jimmy Mac is a native of Jersey (“The only state which you don’t have to say the ‘New!’” as he’s fond of saying) and grew up with the real Sopranos. He even dated at least one of their daughters. His father owned a horsemeat slaughterhouse, so Jimmy is an expert with the ponies – though is still awaiting an endorsement deal from PETA. An accomplished wordsmith, he was excited to get into the publishing world but then found out what “bookmaking” really means. Nevertheless, it was a fateful miscommunication as he quickly discovered that his true talent was predicting the outcomes of sporting events. He is both feared and revered in Las Vegas, where he still receives comps from some of the best casinos in town. Though now retired from the bookmaking business, he runs a very successful light bulb distribution company and every week watches more college and professional football games than are actually played.

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