In this day and age of docu-soap TV, we are inundated with flipping tables, boo-boo-liscious hype, and crocodile hunters. And yet, I find myself blessed to be at the helm of a show that delivers on so many levels. After wrapping 10 Kids 2 Dads, I started working with Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza on their wedding special, airing tomorrow night on TLC. For several months we traveled to cake tastings, floral visits, boxing rings, bachelor parties, and several family events in between. It’s not easy to keep it real and genuine when you have cameras pointed in your face but, as you will see tomorrow, this couple did just that – with a lot of fun mixed in. To the crew that help us get through this ever challenging schedule, the editors, and the story folks, I thank you. And to Mario, Mazza and your entire family, thank you for your patience… I couldn’t be more proud of the show and am happy to have shared this journey with you. Besos… Tune in tomorrow, Saturday TLC- 8pm. (Photo: Kevin Weinstein)
What a star-studded gala this will be! A dear friend, David Youse, has organized a staged reading to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Robert Harding’s Steel Magnolias. BTW, I cannot believe it has been nearly 25 years since I fell in LOVE with Shirley McLaine’s Ouiser (the scene at the funeral is classic). The evening will not only celebrate this much-loved play but also raise funds and awareness for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Hats off to David for geting together such a stellar cast, all under the direction of Judith Ivey. It happens at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on September 9, 6PM. Click here for tickets and more information.
If you happened to miss the 10 Kids 2 Dads premiere last week, you are in luck. OWN is running the episodes again tonight. The series follows a suburban gay couple who always wanted a family so they adopted ten kids. The all-boy entourage, ranges from three years to 19… and they are a hoot!! As the Advocate expressed, “The beauty of 10 Kids, 2 Dads is not in activism but in the mundane details of their lives.” The episodes follow them as they tackle the daily issues of bullying, birthdays, road tests, and adoption. It was not only a pleasure working with them, but a great pleasure to bring this family to you. So come on, tune in tonight to see what a truly modern family has to say. 11PM on OWN.
I consider myself blessed by the projects that I work on at World of Wonder and 10 Kids 2 Dads is no exception. Not only was I lucky enough to work with them in Michigan, but through the magic of editing I spent the last four months up close and personal. I grew to love them – the charm of Clint, the subtlety of Bryan, and the spark that each of these boys posseses. I can only hope that America is as impressed with them as I have been. Congratulations, Clint and Bryan, you are the true heroes and we have been the lucky ones to share this journey with you. Tune in tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, 10PM on OWN.
Tonight’s finale of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood is again packed with events and fun twists and turns. There really is no event that can top the arrival of Hattie Margaret. Emotions are high as the whole family prepares but, as many know, you never can be prepared for a birth. Dean mans the camera and we get to witness Hattie’s first breath in the world. Unbelievable footage and, frankly, one of our best episodes.
On a personal note, tonight is the culmination of many months of story telling of Tori Spelling (Come on… I had to). In a world of highly produced television, it is a pleasure and honor to work on a show that keeps it real no matter what the circumstances. Tonight”s episode is no exception. Oxygen 10PM. Tissues optional.
Join in on a LIVE chat with Tori & Dean from their Hollywood home this Monday on OxygenLive starting at 9:30PM ET while you watch the season finale of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on Oxygen at 10/9c. Gusband Mehran will be chatting it up on the West Coast starting at 9:30PM PT. And don’t forget to RSVP for your chance to interact and ask questions.
Tonight’s episode of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood is a true family affair. Tori plans both Stella’s and Simone’s Birthday parties; the family packs up and travels to support Dean while he is working in Toronto, which brings up his past relationships with his sisters; and, lastly,Tori and her mom Candy say goodbye to the mansion! It is a roller coaster ride emotionally as Tori’s approaching the last weeks of her pregnancy. Catch it: 10PM on OXYGEN.
The second installment of the all-new season of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood airs tonight! Last week, Tori told Dean that they were pregnant. How do they keep this a secret while she produces several parties for a new party-planning book, makes personal appearances, and celebrates Liam’s birthday? The episode is packed with family fun and frolic. Watch it unfold tonight at 10PM. Oxygen.