Day Two Press Tour


I’m tired tonight so forgive me if I forget — a lot! :-) The day started with NOVA panels about science and spies. Those are always fun subjects for me. I asked a question about dark energy, which I actually wrote about in The Demon King and I, before I knew anything about it. See me, on the cutting edge I tell you. Then there was a session about why we love cats and dogs, which I facebooked and twittered and had some great responses. (You can get to that thru my website

There was a Chinese in film/tv session, which had some great stars. BD Wong (Law & Order: SVU) and I had a moment in the elevator later that day, but it’s off the record so sorry. :-) He’s a funny and cool guy. (And yes, I know I say that a lot.)

Cable started with WE TV’s new show with a diet and nutrition expert Charles Stuart Platkin. That was the lunch session, which was weird. He’s the one who chose the menu and since we didn’t a real dinner I’m kind of mad at him right now. I’m so hungry. :-) Then it was Sundance Channel with their Green programming. It always makes me feel guilty about what I’m not doing when these people talk. I am going to check out (I missed the first season) Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno show, where she shows us how marine animals mate. Um, she has costumes and everything. She said she gave up fish, which she was eating because she thought it would make her beautiful and healthy, but since doing her show and watching others she now knows that fish isn’t always the healthiest choice. I only like my fish unhealthy in the way of fish and chips. :-)

IFC was here with ZRock, which I just don’t find funny and I have pretty warped sense of humor. I am interested in Chris Kattan’s Bollywood Hero which begins in June on IFC. He’s going to India to search for a lead roll and must learn all things Bollywood.

Next up was my buddies from Breaking Bad. I know this is awful, but I love that exec prod. Vince Gilligan remembered me. I was on the set the day Bryan Cranston shaved Vince’s head in a show of solidarity. I love this cast. After seeing the first two episodes, before the show even aired, I told Bryan that he would be nominated for an Emmy. He said, “No way.” He owes me $20. Sir Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Lennie James and the rest of the cast from “The Prisoner” were here. I never saw the original, but the premise sounds really interesting.

The day ended with National Geographic talking about Blue Whales, and this cool fully intact Baby Mammoth, even though it’s been dead for 37,000 years, they found in Siberia. Interesting stuff. But the real fun was on the Inside Guantanamo Bay panel. I thought there was a chance for a real smackdown. There were extremists from all sides, as well as really knowledgeable folks. Much more interesting than I thought it would be and it led to a great debate.

So that was my day. I’m trying to decide if I want to go eat an appetizer in the bar or maybe just eat an Odwalla Bar. :-) The MTV networks and HBO are tomorrow. It should be interesting. :-)


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.

5 responses »

  1. You’ve never seen the original The Prisoner? Wow. Cult Classic! It’s so weird and I never did really understand what any of it meant but I love it anyway. *g*

  2. re twitter and NASCAR wives: what did they not understand?

    Stephen says I have cute boots and a dress. I reminded him he does not like only turing left…..F1 wives maybe……

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