David Keeps, host of World of Wonder’s Ovation series Art & The City, writes:
Famous for his roles on NYPD Blue and CSI: Miami, David Caruso is also a fan of a certain World of Wonder series. Oh, the hell with modesty, he’s a fan of ME. Yesterday, when I was on the set of a TV Guide photo shoot (as a journalist, not a subject) the red-headed thesp walked into the dressing room of the Quixote Smashbox Studios and said a cheery hello. “Well, we haven’t actually met,” I replied, because you know, I have that kind of face (the one that’s made for radio). “Oh, you’re on Ovation, man,” he shot back. “I love your show.” (Cue: giant feather knocking me over.) With that, he turned to his manager, my old chum Jason Weinberg, and announced, “This guy has the greatest job on TV.” Turns out Mr Caruso is a mad lover of paint on canvas. I told him about my plans for a “B” season of Art & The CIty: Brazil, Berlin, Beijing. “Oh, wouldn’t it be weird if you kept running into me in Beijing?” asked the actor, who collects contemporary Chinese art. Well, weirder things have happened. Like, for instance, the foregoing, which is 100% for realz.
– David A. Keeps
[Ed note: Art & the City is currently in reruns Wednesdays at 8PM)