November 15, 2012 – Thanks to Rachel and Mindy there are a few new things to see today. First, Netflix is adding more info for House of Cards including a trailer for the series. You can find that here:
Then, if you can’t get the trailer to play at Netflix, you can try watching it on the Empire magazine site:
November 2, 2012 – Some said that Maryland mostly dodged a bullet with the hurricane earlier in the week but a writer (for a Baltimore paper I think it was) said that Central Maryland dodged a rocket launcher and that certainly appears to be the case. My own family got by with flickering lights, rain that seemed as if it would never stop and terrifying winds but never fully lost our power, no trees are down and the basement didn’t flood as we were afraid of. I was sure the roof was going to go flying or a tree was going to land on the house but that never happened. We were very lucky.
BTW #1 – Thank you for the encouraging words, Spacey fan Erika. I hope you are right! I look forward to not squinting and seeing double in one eye, that’s for sure.
BTW #2 – I am royally pissed at Barnes & Noble this morning. I’m sure I’m not the only one.
October 26, 2012 – Someone is feeling old today and it’s not Kevin Spacey. Today is Driving Mr. Spacey’s 12th birthday! Pay It Forward is the movie that was out when the site started.
Kevin continues to be seen out and about in Maryland. Over the weekend he took in the Navy vs Indiana game in Annapolis. Local news reports claim he did pushups with the midshipmen and some people may be asking why he would have been doing that. OK, I’m probably the only one who was asking. He is still filming House of Cards.
I can remember Marie Osmond once saying that she had reached the point in her life when adults were telling her that their parents met at one of her concerts waaay back when. And David Allen Grier has said that women in bars tell him that their grandmothers used to watch him on In Living Color and I wondered if Kevin looked at some of these kids and thought how he was old enough to be… never mind. I was probably the only one thinking that as well.
This has been a weird month for me. In less than a 4 day span I found out I’m going to need to have cataract surgery on one eye and my tonsils removed. I thought only old people had one and only kids had the other. I was wrong. Now I’m squinting at the screen and rubbing my throat. I’m tackling the eye thing first. This requires a lot of advance planning and if the looming BIGGEST AND MOST HORRIBLE HURRICANE W/SNOW EVER SEEN BY MANKIND fails to materialize on Monday, I have to have my eye measured for the lens replacement surgery which takes place the week after Thanksgiving. My father may start his cancer treatment again but that is currently on hold while he recovers from a few set backs.
All has not been health related. I *did* get a lovely surprise in the mail earlier in the week. On Tuesday I received a note from Kevin himself thanking his fans at Driving Mr. Spacey! (and the bear as you can see) for his annual birthday cards. I take no responsibility for what the bear wrote when he signed his card but I do know that he would no doubt say that once again his idol is copying his style because as everyone knows, KevieBear often signs his own name as K Bear.
BTW – If I can ever remember how to change that video above the news, I’ll try to change it to one that is a bit more in line with whatever the current holiday is at the time. With any luck it will involve turkeys and pumpkin pie and not jingling bells and candy canes.
It is once again time to drag out the Halloween pictures that have received complaints over the years. I couldn’t decide which one to use this year so decided to use them both on the entrance page. The picture on the left was made from a photo for Richard III and the other was used as the confirmation page for the old Spacey Halloween poll. I enjoyed them but some people said they were evil.
July 25, 2012 – If you missed it on PBS recently, you can now buy the Spacey narrated “American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” on DVD and Blu-Ray. According to a reviewer on Amazon, the DVD includes a Spacey bonus. A 6 minute “Behind the Scenes with Kevin Spacey which shows him recording the narration, giving his reflections on Johnny Carson and shows a clip of his only time on the Tonight Show when Johnny Carson was host.
If I don’t have a chance to post anything tomorrow, July 26th, let me take this chance to wish Kevin Spacey a very Happy Birthday. And a very happy birthday wish for KevieBear too. Can’t forget the bear!
July 13, 2012 – Nothing to report except Kevin’s birthday is on July 26 again. Just like last year!
July 5, 2012 – I finally managed to remove the Christmas video and have replaced it with the above Fourth of July video my sister sent me. Hope you enjoy it even though it’s a day late!
June 20, 2012 – Does anyone journal? Did you in the past? Short story – taking an online journaling class to relieve stress and anxiety. Class causing stress and anxiety because first lesson requires asking 3 people who journal a series of 4 questions, and then using those responses to the questions and the things I learn in the first lesson to make 3 goals that I hope to achieve with this course. Small problem – I don’t know anyone who journals. I’ve read that Kevin keeps a journal but by the time I could write to him at the Old Vic, that letter get forwarded to him, maybe he replies or maybe he doesn’t… class is long over. KevieBear journals but well, I’m not sure I want to put in writing that he replies to my questions, if you know what I mean.
If anyone does journals and wants to be kind enough to answer the questions, you could email the answers to me here at the site’s email addy. You don’t have to give your name or anything and the answers go no further than me. I read them and then formulate my own goals. The answers don’t need to be very long or involved either.
The questions are as follows.
- What led you to journaling?
- How often did/do you journal?
- What tools or techniques help/helped you to journal?
- What benefits did/do you receive from journaling?
Do you know what next month is? That’s right! Kevin’s birthday! He’s going to be, let’s see.. um.. 59 from 100 is 41 and then add the 12 you get when you subtract 2000 from 2012. He’s going to be 53 years old. Hard to believe he was mere days or weeks from being 40 when I saw him in Iceman in NYC way back when. How weird is it that he’s 13 years older but I’m not? Go figure.
June 11, 2012 – You might have seen this pop up if you were watching videos on You Tube yesterday. It was one of their featured “ads” when you loaded a video. Kevin in The Ventriliquist. I had clicked on a video and the Trigger Street logo came on screen and I was wondering if it was going to be something Kevin was in and yes, it was.
May 25, 2012 – I’m still here. Kevin has been very busy but I don’t have the energy to post the info. My father hit a very rough patch in his cancer treatment a few weeks ago and his care has taken every bit of my time. I haven’t had a single chance to work on the sister site or this one either, for that matter. It’s enough to get out of bed in the morning! Nurses and professional caregivers do not get the appreciation or the salaries they deserve, let me tell you. Frankly, I don’t know how they do it day in and day out. I’m pooped. With any luck I’ll be able to do a few updates within the next week. I was telling my sister that I am so exhausted and she asked if I was feeling my age and I said no. I was feeling hers and Kevin Spacey’s which was worse.
I received Telstar from Netflix but haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.
There was also something about a movie in China that I was going to mention but can’t remember why.
March 23, 2012 – I completely forgot to send closing night flowers for the end of Richard III! They would have been beautiful, whatever they were. I’ll have to plan for next time. Once I figure out how to take the Christmas video off, I’ll move it somewhere else.
February 27, 2012 – I’ve been working on the new sister site but the launch is going to be put off for a while because my father has been diagnosed with cancer so that is going to be taking most of my time for a while. Working on the site has always given me a good break when I need one so hopefully there will be some things to add here and there.
On to Spacey news. Something new for the U.S. fans – Telstar is finally coming to DVD! Release date is March 20, 2012. If you missed hearing about the film, you can still catch the movie’s web site from the UK theater release here: http://www.telstarthemovie.com/
Thanks to Mindy for that info. (I think it was Mindy, my mind has been a bit all over the place lately.)
I’m going to have to change the info on the FAQ page about the location of Kevin’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is in front of what used to be called the Kodak Theater where the Oscars are held each year but as part of their bankruptcy reorganization, Kodak is being allowed to drop the name from the front of the theater, saving them an estimated $4 million a year. Once I know what else to call it, I’ll make that change.
February 9, 2012 – It’s always a thrill when I can post news without something going wrong. The following info just came to me:
Kevin will be participating in the OSC Master Class on Richard III in NYC on Wednesday, February 22 at noon. He will also conduct the Q&A. You can find more information here: http://www.shakespeareclass.org/Shakespeare_Class/Master_Classes.html
Thanks for the info Ron.
January 26, 2012 – I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do about expanding on to another site or changing formats but I am currently working on a temporary site at WordPress.com which is not available for public consumption yet because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m taking a short course on using WordPress but so far am only on lesson 3 of 12 so have a way to go. Once I decide to go public with it, it will be found at http://www.drivingmrspacey.wordpress.com/
I’ll let everyone know how that goes.
A bunch of Spacey fan ladies and at least one husband are going to see Richard III tonight. I hope you all have a fantastic time! Too bad the function afterwards was cancelled.
Kevin is going to be a guest at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on March 10. Not as a guest of the hotel. He will be a at the Make It Right charity gala to raise money for the building of sustainable, affordable homes for families who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina. The gala will also promote sustainable housing in Newark, NJ and Kansas City, MO for disabled veterans and disadvantaged communities.
January 16, 2012 – For future reference, I may be starting another Driving Mr. Spacey site in the very near future as a continuation of this one because of a publishing problem I am having due to a trojan that messed up some of the site files. It would be found at either drivingmrspacey.net or drivingmrspaceytwo.com, I haven’t decided which one to use yet. Probably the .net. This site would still be here at the current address, I just wouldn’t be able to make changes to it which is why I’d have to pick up where this one leaves off.
Kevin will be filming his new TV show House of Cards in Baltimore starting in March. I guess it’s called a TV show even though it’s supposed to be filmed specifically for streaming by Netflix. Picture is from the Baltimore Sun newspaper last week. I scanned it with my new scanning wand while laying in bed with tonsillitis.
I had to lay it on a box of Kleenex to scan it, which is why it’s a tad wrinkled.
I do it all for you!
End of 2012 news