“I Never Paid Attention To The Extras Until I Was One:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Jesse Heiman, Part 2

Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman: The World's Greatest Extra

TDQ: What’s a typical work week like for you as “The World’s Greatest Extra?”  I assume you just drive unannounced to different lots where they’re filming different shows and say, “Hey, it’s me, Jesse. I’m here and ready to do a scene.”

Heiman: I get called in to work usually every day of the week, sometimes all on one show, sometimes I’m working five different shows. The days are typically long, 12-14 hours of work and that equals good money and fun times on set, but it’s a professional job. It’s just as hard or easy as your job but we all try to have fun while doing it.
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FOX Gives Green Light To New Reality Show, “Under Cover Spouse”

Undercover Spouse

Undercover Spouse: Be careful what you say around that new acquaintance! They might be your spouse!

Los Angeles—FOX announced yesterday that it had ordered 13 episodes of a new reality program called “Under Cover Spouse” that is slated to begin airing this summer.

In a press release, FOX said, in part, “From the producers who brought you ‘Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire’ and ‘The Simple Life’ comes a brand new, groundbreaking reality show, ‘Under Cover Spouse!’ It’s one part ‘Wife Swap,’ one part ‘Under Cover Boss’ and all parts fun!”

The premise, as FOX painfully explained it, will be that either a husband or wife will dress up in disguise and pose as a new co-worker of their significant other. A film crew will follow them around during the work day and record the “unsuspecting spouse dishing, and sometimes dissing!” on their spouse.
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“Every Now And Then, We Re-enact The Dead Body Scene From ‘Stand By Me’ At The Park:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Chad Jamian Williams

Beverly Hills Cop

Chad Jamian Williams teams up with his favorite actor Jaleel White in an artist's impression of what would be an awesome movie.

This week, The Daily Quarterly spoke to actor and Coke Zero spokesdrinker Chad Jamian Williams. Chad gave us the skinny on David Boreanaz, has some advice for aspiring actors aaaaaaand addresses the rumors about his involvement in “Goonies 2.” Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Chad Jamian Williams:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Chad Jamian Williams: Through the ad you guys stuck on my windshield that rain and heat has prevented me from removing.

TDQ: How excited were you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?

CJW: So excited that I skipped “The Talk” to be with you guys today.

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

CJW: Believe it or not, mostly by watching Michael Jackson videos. When I was eight years old, I was acting a’fool in the backseat of my parent’s car, so they purchased me Michael Jackson’s Dangerous cassette. So, instead of sports or normal eight-year-old stuff, I just watched his movies and listened to his music. And that eventually brought me out to Hollywood. Think of the beginning of “The Jerk.” Continue reading

TDQ Investigates: Adrianne Palicki

Wonder Woman Show Notes

Some leaked show notes from NBC executives. Click to enlarge.

When we first discussed this piece in the TDQ conference room hours after NBC declined to pick up “Wonder Woman” for the fall schedule last week, we thought about just running a few pictures of Adrianne Palicki in the “Wonder Woman” costume, and not actually putting a story out. We certainly couldn’t blame you for not reading this and just looking at her.

But journalistic integrity won out, and we felt it was our obligation to explain and expose the real reason that NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt elected to pass on the series. It wasn’t that it “just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing,” as Greenblatt told the press after NBC announced its fall schedule. Continue reading