Jimmy Mac joins the gang for some football handicapping!
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.
William Shatner's Stops by to Talk about his One-Man Show...
William Shatner is taking his show further on the road,
with a 20-city U.S. tour extension of “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in
The 90-minute, one-man show explores the 81-year-old actor’s life, playing Shakespearean stage characters, Captain Kirk and roles beyond.
The additional dates follow a three-week run at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre from Feb. 14 to March 4 and a 15 city run that ended in April.
Shatner's show received mostly positive reviews during its Broadway run.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times called the show "chatty, digressive and often amusing."
“Although he spends a fair amount of time getting in and out of a
comfy-looking desk chair, and regales us with the story of a riding accident that injured his leg, Mr. Shatner appears hale and full of energy as he reminiscences about his professional and personal lives,” he wrote.
In the New York Post, Elisabeth Vincentelli said: “It’s on the rambling, ramshackle side — think of it as ‘S#*! William Shatner Says’ — but the star’s admirers will gobble up this ham-and-cheese sandwich of a show."
Shatner, who has previously appeared on Broadway three times, said in a statement: “Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had as an actor.”
Here are the tour dates, cities and venues:
Nov. 8: Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre Nov. 9-10: Atlantic City, N.J., Harrah’s Casino Nov. 11: Easton, Pa., State Theatre Nov. 29: Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center Nov. 30: Newport News, Va., Ferguson Center Dec. 2: Newark, N.J. New Jersey PA Jan. 4, 2013: Aurora, Ill., Paramount Theatre Jan. 6, 2013: Galveston, Texas, Grand Opera House of 1893 Jan.7, 2013: Orange, Texas, Lutcher Theatre Jan.9, 2013: San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre Jan.10, 2013: Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre Jan.12, 2013: Nashville, Tenn., Tennessee PAC Jan.13, 2013: Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Center Jan.17, 2013: Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center for the Arts Jan.18, 2013: Santa Barbara, Calif., Arlington Theatre Jan.19, 2013: San Luis Obispo, Calif., Cal Poly Arts Center Jan.20, 2013: Mesa, Ariz., Mesa PAC Jan.22, 2013: Salt Lake City, Utah, Kingsbury Hall Jan.24, 2013: East Lansing, Mich., Wharton Center Jan.26, 2013: Lincoln, Neb., Lied Center
...Then catch up on Football as the guys go over their picks for the past and upcoming week!
On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Chef Claud Beltran will hold the 6th Annual “Mumbo Gumbo Fest” with live entertainment and dancing at the Boston Court Theatre Backlot (70 North Mentor, Pasadena). Beltran, Chef of Noir Food and Wine will prepare pot-loads of his famous Louisiana gumbo and buckets of his mouth-watering seasoned shrimp. There will be three outstanding bands shredding out classic Americana styles of blues, jazz and folk music. Proceeds from the 6th Annual “Mumbo Gumbo Fest” benefit Rosemary Children’s Services.
“We are so excited to be part of Chef Claud Beltran’s Mumbo Gumbo Fest this year,” said Jennifer Radics, Director of Development for Rosemary Children’s Services. “All funds raised in this year’s event will go towards our bathroom remodel project at the Cottage, Rosemary Children’s Services oldest and largest group home for 19 teenage foster girls.”
With an exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller for over three years, Chef Beltran’s passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure, makes Chef Beltran’s culinary dishes worth waiting for. Beltran is the Co-owner and Chef of Noir Food & Wine, Pasadena. In addition, he heads up Claud Beltran & Company Catering where he delights celebrity palates to creating memorable wedding events. Chef Beltran caters many events around Los Angeles to television segments, Chef Beltran “has pans will travel.”
Tickets for the 6th Annual “Mumbo Gumbo Fest” are $49.00 per person prepaid for all you can eat! Beer & Wine are $5.00/glass. Reserve a table for purpose of 10 tickets. Order and pay for tickets online at www.gumbofestpasadena.com. Tickets are available at the door for $60.00, cash only. VIP Table Sponsorships available for $1000.00 for a table of 10.
About Rosemary Children’s Services
Since 1920, Rosemary Children’s Services has been committed to providing compassionate and therapeutic services to “at-risk” children. Annually the agency serves over 450 children throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. Programs include: The Residential Treatment Program, Non-Public School, Mental Health Services, Foster Care and Adoption Services, Transitional Housing Program, Intensive Treatment Foster Care, and Therapeutic Behavioral Services.
To learn more about Rosemary Children’s Services or arrange a tour of its Pasadena campus, call (626) 844-3033 or visit the agency’s website, http://www.rosemarychildren.org.
Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, film director and musician. During his career, Sinise has won various awards including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1992, Sinise directed, and played the role of George Milton in the successful film adaptation of Of Mice and Men. Sinise was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Truman, as Harry S. Truman. In 1996, he played a corrupt police officer in the dramatic hit Ransom, Detective Jimmy Shaker. In 1998, Sinise was awarded an Emmy Award for the television film George Wallace, a portrayal of the late George C. Wallace. Since 2004, Sinise has starred in CBS's CSI: NY as Detective Mac Taylor.
Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Mylles S. (née Alsip; b. 1932) and Robert L. Sinise (b. 1931), the latter of whom was a film editor. He is of part Italian ancestry (from his paternal grandfather). He attended Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois. In 1974, Sinise and two friends, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Since its founding, Steppenwolf has showcased the talents of such notable actors as Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Gary Cole, Ethan Hawke, Glenne Headly, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, Jim True-Frost and most recently William Petersen. At Steppenwolf, Sinise honed his acting and directing skills, received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Lyle Kessler's play Orphans, that took him from Chicago, to New York City to London's West End, and worked on more than thirty of the company's productions.
In 1982, Sinise's career began to take off when he directed and starred in Steppenwolf's production of True West. In 1983, he earned an Obie Award for his direction and a year later appeared with John Malkovich in the PBS' American Playhouse production of the play. In 1988, Sinise directed Miles from Home, a film starring Richard Gere, about two brothers' fight against the foreclosure of the family farm. Sinise has collaborated three times with fellow actor Tom Hanks; they both star in Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and The Green Mile. Other noteworthy films Sinise has appeared in include Of Mice and Men (which he directed), Reindeer Games, Snake Eyes, Ransom, Mission to Mars, The Stand and Impostor. He narrated the audio books for John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley.
In 2004, he began his first regular television series, in the crime drama CSI: New York, in which he plays Detective Mac Taylor. He was credited as a producer from season 2 onwards and wrote the storyline of an episode. Several episodes have allowed Sinise to demonstrate his musical prowess, including a Season 2 episode where Mac Taylor plays the bass guitar in a jazz club with musicians Kimo and Carol Williams and Danny Gottlieb, members of the Lt. Dan Band, which Sinise and Kimo Williams co-founded in 2003. The band is named for Sinise's character in Forrest Gump.
Apart from his television and movie work, Sinise is the host in the video for the Epcot ride Mission: SPACE, at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, and a model for Baume & Mercier watches. He co-founded Operation Iraqi Children. Sinise said, "Iraq is in the news every day, and most of it is bad. But there are some positive stories. And how our soldiers are rebuilding schools and helping kids is one of them."
Sinise was the narrator for the Discovery Channel's mini series When We Left Earth in 2008. He was awarded the Presidential Citizen Medal by George W. Bush for work he did supporting the U.S Military and humanitarian work supporting Iraqi children.
Sinise narrated Army and Army Reserve Army Strong recruitment ads in late 2008. He is also the National Spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.
Sinise is the executive producer — along with David Scantling — of the Iraq War documentary Brothers at War. The film features an American military family and the experiences of three brothers: Jake Rademacher, Isaac Rademacher and Joseph Rademacher.
Since 2006, Sinise has co-narrated the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C., with Joe Mantegna.
Sinise serves as the National Spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. He spends much of his time raising awareness for the Memorial and other veterans' service organizations.
In November 2009, Sinise narrated the highly acclaimed "World War II in HD" on the History Channel. In 2010, he narrated the World War II documentary "Missions That Changed The War" on the Military Channel.
Since late 2002, he started the Cadillac commercials starting with the 2002–2003 Season's Best commercial and has been with the Break Through campaign since it started the campaign in the 2002 Super Bowl with Led Zeppelin's Rock and Roll then ended in late 2006.
Sinise has been married to actress Moira Harris since 1981 and they have three children: Sophie Anne (b. 1988), McCanna Anthony (b. 1990), and Ella Jane (b. 1992). In 2003, Sinise was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Amherst College. Sinise converted to his wife's Roman Catholic faith.
He has devoted countless hours to the National Vietnam Veterans Arts Museum now called the National Veterans Art Museum. On June 8, 2011, he put on a real space suit to become one of the few people to fly in a U-2 spy plane at up to 70,000 feet.
Sinise is also on the Advisory Council of Hope For The Warriors, a national non-profit dedicated to provide a full cycle of non-medical care to combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen from each military branch.
In August 2012, Sinise was honored by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West as an honorary Chief Petty Officer for his efforts in helping veterans.
Sinise's name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2006) that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
In June 2008, Sinise donated $2,300 to the Republican Presidential primary campaign of Arizona Senator John McCain.
Nicolle Wallace, a former adviser to George W. Bush and the presidential campaign of John McCain, stated in May 2009 that she believed Sinise could help bring about a resurgence of the Republican Party. Wallace stated, "The natural strengths that an actor brings to politics would come in handy to anyone going up against Obama in 2012. We will need an effective communicator who can stand toe to toe with Obama’s eloquence." Other names mentioned were those of Generals David Petraeus and Ray Odierno. Sinise narrates the online virtual tour for the Ronald Reagan Presidential library and spoke at the centennial celebration of Reagan's birth at the library in February 2011.