Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jeff Goldblum to Star in Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue in the West End

Jeff Goldblum will star as Mel in The Old Vic's revival of Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, to run June 30-September 11 at the Vaudeville Theatre. 2010 Tony Award nominee Terry Johnson will direct the production, which will feature designs by Rob Howell and lighting design by Neil Austin.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bad News: Law and Order Canceled

It's official. Law and Order, after 20 seasons has been canceled. Will keep you updated on Jeff's future projects and let you know if there are any big developments or updates on NBC's decision.

Such a shame Jeff's character was so short-lived.

"It’s now official: NBC has pulled the plug on Law & Order just shy of a record-breaking 21st season. The series finale will air on May 24. The network also announced the renewal of Law & Order: SVU and the pickup of new spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles."

Get the full scoop at Entertaintment Weekly.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jeff Goldblum Defends Law and Order as Fans Complain About Cast Changes

When Jeff Goldblum replaced Chris Noth last year on Law & OrderCriminal Intent fans were concerned about what they considered a lighter tone and significant cast changes that followed. In a recent interview, Goldblum talked about his new partner, claims that the show has become The Jeff Goldblum Hour, and offered words of encouragement to wavering fans.

Jeff Goldblum on Saffron Burrows

This season, Goldblum’s detective Zach Nichols will get a new partner, played by Saffron Burrows. The British actress is best known for her work in films like Deep Blue Sea and Troy. She follows up the short-lived series My Own Worst Enemy with her new role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
When asked about the new team, Goldblum replied: “We’ve done several cases together. And we work beautifully together, very dynamically. I think she’s great… And it’s, as much as anything, even given the dark and horrific and nightmarish circumstances that we’re always faced with, dead bodies and gruesome places and gruesome events, we seem to both get a thrill out of the fun and the adventure of the hunt, hunting down the bad guy.”
He continued to describe the basis of their chemistry saying, “But it’s beside that, a personal thrill for me... And a personal kind of side and overall contextualizing investigation to deepen my understanding of the deeply criminal types and thereby all of us and me. I’m on a kind of psycho spiritual investigation that fascinates me and that’s infinitely mysterious. And she and I become partners in that. And it’s absolutely thrilling.”
Jeff Goldblum Talks About the Atmosphere on the Law & Order Set

In addition, series’ stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian left the show. Goldblum discussed the atmosphere on set amidst the changes, “It was all different cast members [last] year. But the stories and the quality of the writing and the high quality of the production and the crew is still the same. So it feels familiar but… I miss the cast members who are gone… But it does feel like a new show in a lot of ways.”
Has Law & Order Become The Goldblum Hour?
Die hard Law & Order fans have complained that the series has become The Jeff Goldblum Hour. They worry that the show is forgoing the darker edge that had made it a success. Goldlum understands concerns but defended the show saying, “I’m doing the best that I can and I know the writers are trying—there are some very heavy and gruesome episodes that we’ve done.”
Still, Goldblum doesn’t deny the show’s lighter tone admitting, “But it’s true. I think part of their idea about my character is that... I’m very passionate for the work… Even in these gruesome circumstances... It feels like an opportunity to Zack Nichols to find what’s important in life and find the deeper meanings in life in a very enjoyable way. And I like solving the puzzle, too.”

Jeff Goldblum Reassures the Fans

And Goldblum has words of encouragement for disgruntled fans, “I totally understand you’re upset. Those were as fantastic a bunch of characters as I’d ever seen… And I’ll be watching for all of them wherever they go… I’m doing my best and I’m enjoying it no end. And I think the writers, who are terrific, have written different characters but fascinating characters, at least to me…
As to why fans should tune-in, he explains, “I would recommend and as part of this grief counseling of the loss of the old show and the old characters, I would recommend that they consider appreciating Saffron Burrows and Serena Stevens… And then, let me encourage them to get into Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio… She is spectacular, as talented deeply, richly talented and an actor as there is. Given to a rainbow of color choices in her paint box.”
Fans will be able to judge for themselves with the Season 9 premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent this Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 pm on USA Network.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Switcheroo - "The Baster" Becomes "The Switch"

Just a heads up, the title of Jeff Goldblum's upcoming film starring Jennifer Anniston has just had a title switch. Previously called "The Baster" the movie is now listed as "The Switch." It has also been listed as completed.

Still no word on Jeff's character name, nor have any on set or promotional pics of Jeff surfaced. If you come across any, send them my way.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thought You All Might Get A Kick Out Of This

Check out this REAL ad on craigslist,

"I've seen you twice standing at the bar, and I love how you wear a blue all-terrain coat when everyone else wears serious and somber black. Everyone is serious about coffee there, and so are you. In fact, you stood there for an hour while I tried to make eye contact with you and pretended to study. Next time we're there together, think about me and not the coffee."


So at least we know there is at least another Jeff Goldblum look alike out there, eh? Good luck to the poster of this ad. ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tenspeed And Brown Shoe - The Complete Season Coming To DVD

From TVShowsOnDVD.com comes the following news:

Two months ago Cannell Productions and Mill Creek Entertainment announced a new DVD distribution deal for Cannell's programs, including one series that will be entirely new to DVD. Todayan Amazon pre-order listing was added for that show: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe - The Complete Series, showing that this will come home on March 9th. The short-lived series (13 episodes, including the double-length pilot) starring Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen will come on 3 discs running 720 minutes, costing $14.98 SRP. 

Read it at the source here.

I am not familiar with the series myself, but from the pics I've seen and what I've read I am intrigued. Jeff is so cute! Now if only they would do the same with Raines...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jeff Goldblum To Ring In The New Year Behind Piano

According to an Indian news site Jeff Goldblum will be ringing in the new year (2010) behind the piano at a hip Hollywood club. The club was not named and I wasn't able to find any other news about the "event." Sounds like a fun New Years Eve to me though. If you happen upon any more info, don't forget to send it my way.