Days Five and Six

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It’s been a crazy couple of days. PBS had the weekend and as always, they had some really wonderful panels. I really enjoyed Eric Idle with the Monty Python special. He’s one of those guys who is just naturally funny. I don’t think I’ve ever interviewed him where he didn’t make me laugh. There was also a panel on the AIDS epidemic, and I was able to do some research through those interviews for one of my upcoming books. My favorite interview of the weekend was Walter Cronkite. The man is ancient but he’s still got it. As quick as ever and so very funny. I’ve loved him since I was a child and I still do. Last night we made a trip over the set of “House.” I really like that show, and as you know, I have a huge crush on Hugh Laurie. The man’s blue eyes and that beautiful English accent just do me in. Any way, they set up it in a really fun way. As we made our way through the hospital they had stations set up with the prop departments, special effects and so on. It was really fun to see how they create beating hearts and such. Robert Sean Leonard (Wilson) and Jennifer Morrison (Cameron) took my little group on the tour. There was food and time for one-on-one’s afterward. I’ve done so many stories on Hugh that I didn’t really have a reason to chat with him, but I did lurk a bit while others were talking to him and listened to him talk. Sigh. I also talked with Jennifer and Robert a little more in depth. So I’m thinking I have a thing for guys named Hugh. Hugh Laurie, Hugh Dancy and Hugh Grant. And funny, they’re all English…

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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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  1. Yes, but Hugh Laurie won the Golden Globe last night!! Yay for sexy English guys!

    Though I first fell in love with HL when he was in Black Adder. Weird that he’s now sort of the nerd girl’s sex symbol… and in an American Drama. (He had a show with Stephen Fry, too, I think. I’m such a BBC-aholic.)

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