Day Three

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The day began at 5:30 a.m. with the Emmy announcements and me having to pretend like I was wide awake for radio. No big surprises but I was excited to see the adorable Hugh Laurie nominated for House. And what’s the deal with Eva Longoria not making it in the Best Actress category? That’s so very wrong. The MTV networks were first up. For some great laughs check out Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n Out on MTV July 28. If you’ve ever seen Comedy Sportz it’s kind of the same thing, but with a hip hop feel. Gene Simmons was here for Rock School. That’s where he turns children, who are classical musical scholars, into a rock band. Gene was his usual egotistical self, but the kids had a way of putting him in his place. Let’s see, D.L. Hughley, Adam Carolloa and David Spade all talked about their new shows. BBC America was here. I have no idea what they said, I get so caught up in the accents I forget to listen. :-) Not really, they’ve got two cool shows coming up Bodies and Viva Blackpool. Viva is a stand out musical/thriller/drama/comedy. Pretty cool stuff. And I’ve discovered that the shows, books and films that cross genres are more interesting than those that follow the straight and narrow. Peter Bowker who wrote Viva says he was inspired by Ally McBeal, the musical episode of Buffy and the episode of Six Feet Under where one of the characters wanted to be a rock star. I hope this mixing things up, works just as well for books. Because I always do it. I’m working on a gothic that also has horror and comedy. My book Charmed & Dangerous is paranormal chicklit, but I’ve managed to mix in comedy, mystery, romance and of course the magic. I also talk about what’s going on the world, without the boring parts. :-) Oh, I can’t forget the adorable Ted Danson. He’s playing that teacher who taught his students chess and changed their lives. Oh, I think the highlight of my day was when Criss Angel, his new show is Mindfreak, swallowed a bunch of pins and then pulled them out of his belly button with a string. Yep, I’ll leave you with that image. And yes, it was as gross as it sounds. Peace Out.

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About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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