November 11, 2009 – Still haven’t scanned the picture from last week and now will have to add the artsy drawing that accompanied the review in the Washington Post on Friday morning. The reviews have been mixed but the critic for Entertainment Weekly said that Kevin wore the worst hairpiece of his career in “Goats” which obviously means the critic never saw Edison.
Kevin told his Facebook followers that he quit smoking back in June. Congratulations and good luck with that, Kevin.
November 1, 2009 – There is a picture of Kevin from the upcoming Men Who Stare at Goats in today’s issue of the Washington Post Magazine. Color pic, page 53. I do take exception to the fact that the accompanying mini review says that the movie stars George Clooney, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges. Kevin’s name is only listed at the very bottom where it says who is in the picture. I’ll scan it later today.
I recently noticed that I never changed the address for the polls when I switched host companies. I’ll try to fix those this week. Maybe start a brand new poll.
October 24, 2009 – Good grief, I had no idea it had been so long since I had updated the site!
I have been seeing TV commercials for Men Who Stare At Goats. Looks pretty funny. Kevin looks a bit like Hitler. I am guessing that this is part of the plot.
Kevin is currently in London performing in Inherit The Wind at the Old Vic Theatre. Unfortunately I won’t be able to go to London to see it. Maybe he’ll come back to the US and do another play here.
Tonight there will be a SHRINK movie chat at the site chat room, 9pm or thereabouts. I don’t know if we’ll be doing a special Halloween movie chat next week. Christmas seems to have come to all the stores around here already, so maybe The Ref would be appropriate for Halloween!
Driving Mr. Spacey! will be 9 years old on Monday. That is so hard to believe.
August 13, 2009 – A few updates. We’ll get to Kevin in a minute but first and more importantly, when I got home from work last week, mixed in with the junk mail and catalogs was an envelope addressed to me and the site. It had been metered at the Old Vic so you know what that means.
The handwriting was not Kevin’s but I still didn’t want to damage the envelope so I opened it with a knife. Inside was a small cream colored note card with “The Old Vic” embossed in silver in the corner and in glorious blue ink, a handwritten message from Kevin Spacey addressed to the fans whose names were on the annual DMS birthday card! Along with a thank you for his unique one-of-a-kind, only one like it in the world, secret message birthday tie. There was a paperclip indentation at the top and, oh, you probably want to see it for yourself. Here you go.
What a nice surprise. The writing is an interesting mix of caps and lower case, as someone told me. What that means I have no idea. I guess it was just an observation.
Now on to Kevin. SHRINK is in very limited release right now. If you can catch it in the theater, please do. If not, it’s going to be released on DVD at the end of next month.
I’d read somewhere that a cast addition had been made to Inherit The Wind but it hasn’t been posted on the Old Vic site yet and I can’t recall the name. Someone will no doubt remind me.
This next is new – From the BBC Radio press office web site.
The Pickerskill Reports Friday 28 August 1/4 11:30am-12noon BBC RADIO 4
Ian McDiarmid stars as Dr Henry Pickerskill, the retired English master of Haunchurst School for boys, in a new series of The Pickerskill Reports, which also features cameo performances from Kevin Spacey, Joss Ackland and Peter Bowles.
More info found at the following link. Scroll down the page to find it. Don’t know which of the 4 eps Kevin would be in. Thanks, redsman.
July 21, 2009 – Don’t forget. Kevin will be on Letterman tonight and is scheduled for The View on Friday morning. TV listings indicate he’s advertising Shrink which opens on Friday in NY and LA.
July 9, 2009 – Kevin is rumored to be on Letterman on July 21. Thanks to Joanne.
Kevin’s birthday card and very special gift from the fans at Driving Mr. Spacey were mailed to him at the Old Vic a few days ago.
June 29, 2009 – Kevin is now filming in New Orleans.
I will be mailing the birthday card and very special gift on Monday. If you have sent me your name for the card, it has already been added. If you haven’t, you have another week to do so.
June 7, 2009 – Ten years ago, Kevin was starring a Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh. This caused quite a sensation among his fans and many went to see him and then shared their experiences and photos with the rest of the fans at the message boards, fan sites and email groups. I had tickets to see him the night after the Tony awards (for which he had been nominated) and we drove up to NYC on Sunday morning. You can read all about it here: My trip to see Iceman in 1999
I hate looking at some of the early sections of the site. I see so many things that need to be done over and better!
June 6, 2009 – Kevin has announced that he has withdrawn from the Tony awards tomorrow night.
You can own one of Kevin’s ties!
Kevin signed and donated an Armani tie to be auctioned for charity. You can read about the organization and find a link to the auction here: www.CareerGear.org
The auction ends June 14, 2009 at 11:59pm EST.
Don’t ask me why but while some people have been able to access DMS today, others get nothing but a blank screen and an error message saying that Driving Mr. Spacey has been suspended. I’m trying to find out how it can be offline and online at the same time. Could it have something to do with DNS servers?
June 5, 2009 People tell me that everything was *not* working as the site was offline briefly last night. I hope this isn’t going to be a recurring problem every time I update the site!
The site link for Kevin’s upcoming Shrink movie: http://www.shrinkthemovie.net/
The only thing there so far is a link for viewing the trailer which requires QuickTime 7 to view.
I’ve updated the Old Vic Theatre news page with a very brief bit of info on their new season. Link found in the black box above.
Kevin’s been golfing for his current movie role. Golfing
I saw a commercial on BBC America last night for a new talk show starring Jonathan Ross. Perhaps Kevin may show up there some day in the future?
June 4, 2009 – I moved the site last week but was only offline for a brief time so many may not have realized the site had been moved. Everything seems to be working.
Kevin tweets that there will be an announcement tomorrow about the next season for the Old Vic. Kevin says he will be in the first play. More tomorrow! I guess I’ll have to update the OV news page. It’s uh, a few years out of date.
Kevin has been filming a movie in Canada but will be returning to the states to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our summer of love. More commonly known as “On Sunday, it will be exactly 10 years since I went to NYC to see Kevin in Iceman and watched the Tony awards on TV the night before.”
If asked, he would no doubt tell you that he is going to be in NYC on Sunday night to present at the Tonys. It’s all in the way you look at it!
I think CBS usually shows the Tony awards.
You can read all about the trip back in 1999 in the theatre section of the site.
*A bit of Spacey trivia – Kevin celebrated his 40th birthday at the end of the Iceman run back in 1999.
I am still adding names to his 50th birthday greeting card, so there’s still time if anyone wants to add theirs.
May 24, 2009 – I’ve decided to wait until Tuesday to move the site. I decided a holiday weekend might not be the best time to be dealing with problems that arise from doing that!
Fans have asked me how to find Kevin on Twitter. He is here: http://twitter.com/KevinSpacey
Kevin is currently filming Casino Jack and it has been announced that he will be doing Catalonia with Colin Firth. I don’t know when that starts filming.
May 19, 2009 – I’m going to be moving the site on Sunday so it will probably be off the air for at least a few days afterwards.
This morning I was reading Kevin’s tweets from last night and I was getting annoyed. Good thing tweets can’t be long because it forced me to keep my own tweet to KS to the point. Or to one of the points anyway! It will probably get lost in the crush of tweets he gets but I hope he reads it if he comes across it.
I’m going to go mow the lawn before I get the urge to write an open letter to Kevin right here where I’m not limited to 140 characters only!
I wanted to let everyone who has so far sent their name in for inclusion on the annual birthday card, that I have their names.
May 14, 2009 – Liked Kevin’s red socks last night when he was on Leno.
May 9, 2009 – Spacey fan Linda tells me that she read a snippet that says Kevin has left the William Morris Agency and will now be with Creative Artists Agency. If this is so, the WMA address will no longer be a valid address for writing to him.
May 6 – Spacey fan Linda tells me that Kevin is supposed to be on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno next week on the 13th. This is also showing up on TV NOW.
The Norman Conquests have 7 nominations for the Tony Awards. Big Thanks to Kevin himself for tweeting everyone the news.
May 2, 2008 – Listen up Spacey fans. Kevin’s birthday is in less than 3 months.
April 27, 2009 – Kevin has been travelling around accepting various honors and awards. His trip to the Washington, D.C. area over the weekend for one honor didn’t make the local DC paper, but there was the following snippet in today’s Washington Post, The Reliable Source columns:
HEY ISN”T THAT…???
Kevin Spacey and a bunch of business types lunching Saturday on the patio at Stars restaurant on P Street, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures. The Academy Award winner is playing Jack Abramoff in a new biopic: he visited the convicted lobbyist Friday at Cumberland Federal Prison.
The snippet included a tiny b/w picture of Kevin next to a tiny picture of Abramoff looking like Charles Grodin in a fedora.
One item I read about the film is that it’s title is to be ‘Casino Jack’ which is Abramoff’s nickname.
Kevin’s upcoming film ‘Moon’ got a brief mention in last week’s Entertainment Weekly. No picture of Kevin accompanied the mention.
April 19, 2009 – Kevin tweets that he’s going to be on the Today show on Tuesday morning during the 8:30 hour which I presume to mean between 8:30 and 9am EST. Just a guess on my part.
I’m going to be making some changes to the site here and there as I have some time in the next 6 weeks in preparation for attempting the site without FP Extensions in June.
April 2, 2009 – I never thought I could hate a commercial more than those astonishingly annoying “cavemen” commercials until I was watching TV one night recently and was bombarded with the most grating commercials I have ever been exposed to. They’re for Comcast. You probably already know which ones I mean. They feature people and singing in a monotone. I kept having to mute the sound every time one came on. And to make the torture worse, they’re even on the radio. I’ve been taking to turning off the car radio whenever one comes on and changing the channel when I’m watching TV. I’m not sure that’s the effect they were going for!
Kevin tells us that he’s going to be doing another film called Father of Invention. A Triggerstreet production.
April 1, 2009 – Announcement on the future of Driving Mr. Spacey! – As some of you know, my web host has informed me that as of July 1, the program that I use for the site will no longer work with their service. I’m looking at having to start DMS over from scratch due to the fact that the program I use is nearly obsolete and I’m having trouble finding a new web host that will be compatible. The site is very large and I don’t know how to use any other program so to start over would be very time consuming. So sadly, I’m afraid that when my hosting agreement runs out in June, that may be the end of Driving Mr. Spacey!. It’s been a fantastic run of over 8 years but things come and go and times change. I’m sad that this all is happening just when Kevin is having a big birthday, but hey, them’s the breaks. *This is not an April Fool’s joke.
March 30, 2009 – Do you TWITTER? As of yesterday, officially Kevin does. He had about 3300 followers at lunch time today. Kevin on Twitter
KevieBear is also on Twitter. He’s very cutting edge as anyone will tell you.
New commercials Kevin may be the voice of Honda in the U.S. but he’s now the face of American Airlines in the U.K.! You can see the commercials online here.
TV Spot Kevin will be on Tavis Smiley next week. Probably Monday the 6th. Check for the time in your area on the PBS web site. Thanks Molly.
March 11, 2009 – Congratulations to Kevin – According to PLAYBILL, Kevin is going to be presented with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Monte Cristo Award in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments and contributions to the American and international theater community. April 26th in New York City. More at the following link.
Movie Chat – Swimming With Sharks, a fan favorite. If you have the DVD with the commentary by Kevin, even better. Saturday night at 9pm in the site chat room.
March 2, 2009 – I’ve been out of touch because my father had a double bypass earlier in the week but he’s home now and doing very well and I’ve almost got enough energy to check the site mail. Or I will until I go outside and start shoveling all that snow we got last night and this morning! Hope to update the site this evening.
February 21, 2009 – It’s that time of year again. Time for me to make my Oscar predictions based on nothing due to the fact that I haven’t seen any of the movies.
Actor in a Leading Role – They’ll go for either Richard Jenkins for class and dignity or Mickey Rourke for a wild and crazy choice.
Actor in a Supporting Role – Oscar loves a dead man who gave his all for a role so I predict the late Heath Ledger.
Actress in a Leading Role – Everyone expects it will be Kate Winslet but I will say Melissa Leo. Am I the only one who remembers her from Homicide: Life on the Street?
Actress in a Supporting Role – Penelope Cruz because the Academy voters seem to like foreign actresses for this award.
Amy Adams for a surprise twist.
Best Director – Everyone says it’s going to be the director for Slumdog Millionaire so I predict the Academy voters will go for that Benjamin Button movie that no one I know had any interest in seeing.
Best Film – See Best Director prediction.
February 17,2009 –
Boy, I can’t believe how far behind the news I am already this year! I guess I’ll just have to start with new news.
Need a shrink? If you are on Facebook, you can be a fan of Kevin’s new film SHRINK. Go here: SHRINK
They have some nice photos of Kevin to look at there even if you aren’t a member.
*Disclaimer – I used a picture of Kevin holding KevieBear as my Facebook photo on the suggestion of Spacey fan Laura. I am NOT Kevin Spacey, got it?
Complicit – In spite of some earlier problems, Kevin’s new directorial effort Complicit is on at the Old Vic.
Old schedule page – Yes, I do know that I haven’t updated the schedule page in a while. Or the polls. I’ll try to get to those this week some time.
February 14, 2009 – Great news for chat fans! I finally removed the Christmas music and picture and movie chat schedule for December 13th off of the chat entrance page! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh! Did I mention that KevieBear has a girlfriend? I’ll introduce her to everyone in a few days.
January 6, 2009 –
#1 – Barcelona, Spain. February 16-20, 2009. Kevin will be appearing at GSMA’s Mobile Film Festival as festival host and keynote speaker for the MOFILM Mobile Short Film Festival. Kevin will present the prize for the best short film of 5 minutes or less in length and will participate in an interview on February 19.
Chevrolet is the main sponsor but we won’t tell Honda.
BTW – If you have a short film, they’ve extended their deadline. More info about the festival and a cute picture of Kevin can be found here:
Thanks to Matt for the info.
#2 – Spacey fan Laura shares the following Charlie Rose link with us. You can watch Kevin’s old Charlie Rose interviews there. If you are a newer fan, you have a treat in store. If you’re an older, er, fan of longer standing, they’re still fun to watch again.
#3 – I don’t know if Kevin has any plans to attend the Golden Globe awards. I think they are this coming Sunday.