November 6, 2014 – I’ve been reading that Kevin is going to be filming a movie based on the meeting between Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House. I’m not sure which would have been more alarming. That Kevin would be Nixon or that Kevin would be Elvis. He is going to be Nixon from what I read so far. Interesting.
October 18, 2014 – I never expected to see Kevin’s name and picture in an article about Ebola. President Obama appointed someone to oversee the current health issues in the US concerning the virus and that someone was portrayed by Kevin in the film Recount.
Now that I have finished a shawl and a lovely scarf (don’t tell my sister, the scarf is for her birthday) I am trying scrumbling!
Kevin’s fundraiser was a big hit by all accounts, btw. Also btw, this program I use for the site is no longer supported by Microsoft using Windows 8.1 and while I’m able to use it using 8.0, my computer is trying to automatically upgrade. This could be interesting. The site will be 14 years old in another week (so hard to believe) and I was really aiming for the big 1-5 next year. I’m planning to add a countdown clock for that so Microsoft better not screw things up!
August 29, 2014 – According to the Shakespeare Theatre site linked to below, the $104 tickets have all been sold but there are still VIP tickets available. They say that more tickets are to be released for sale but to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive future updates.
On the 27th you could buy tickets online. On the 28th you had to call the theater or email for ticket availability and now today they say to just email. That kind of sounds to me as if this thing is going to be sold out. The KS Foundation site has removed the “Buy Ticket” link, btw.
August 26, 2014 – Kevin did not win an Emmy last night for his role in House of Cards but he was wearing quite a tux. You don’t normally see tails at the Emmy’s.
If you have the evening free, Kevin will be performing a concert on September 29, 2014 to benefit the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Youth Arts Programs. It will be at the Shakespeare Theatre, Harman Hall at the Harman Center for the Performing Arts. Spacey fan Laura has checked pricing and the ticket for just the concert is $104. Sponsor levels offer much, much more such as a pre-concert reception and after-party. Concert starts at 7pm and runs approximately 90 minutes. For more information and tickets:
I was fortunate enough to see Kevin in concert in Atlantic City when he did a tour singing Bobby Darin classics when Beyond The Sea was in theaters and he is great in person. I’m still plugging away taking crochet lessons at Craftsy only now I’m learning how to make hats. I still haven’t mailed Kevin’s birthday card. I wonder if he’d like a crocheted earflap hat to go with it?
August 3, 2014 – I haven’t updated since May??? That would mean for the first time in YEARS I did not get the annual birthday greeting to Kevin from the fans at DMS on to the site. Or in the mail. I am ashamed. But in my own defense, just before his birthday, my father who has been battling cancer for the past few years ended up in the hospital unexpectedly. He is doing much better now and has been back home since last week. Then later in the week last week my mother wasn’t feeling well and it turns out the pharmacy put the wrong pills in the bottle and she had been taking the wrong medication for 3 days before the mistake was discovered and she was having side effects but she is also now feeling much better.
And can you believe that the Spacey birthday I missed was for his 55th! Good grief that means he will be 60 in 5 years. Wow. He was still a very young soon to be 40 when I saw him in The Iceman Cometh in NYC. How is it he has aged but I have not? Funny how that works.
I must confess that since I missed Kevin’s birthday I also missed the birthday he shares with his #1 fan, the great KevieBear. I didn’t even wish the bear a happy birthday on Facebook because I knew I was in big trouble.
I won’t bother to update the Spacey news at this point because I am so far behind but you can always Google him or something. There was something about PETA being on his case about the chance to have a meal with him at a barbecue place in Maryland while filming House of Cards but I think that’s being ignored by him.
I have been trying to calm my nerves these days by taking up crocheting again. I have taken a few classes on Craftsy that were a lot of fun and I learned a lot. So far I have made a baby cardigan which was the first time I made something that wasn’t a scarf or a hat that somehow turned into a oversized tote. That was a great class taught by Linda Permann. I also took a class by Kim Werker that was teaching granny squares which for some reason I have never been able to get the hang of but now am finally getting there. These classes inspired me to throw my crochet inhibitions to the wind and try some new things so for the past few days I have been learning some new stitches and have been working on some different styles of washcloths. So far I have finished one and am working on 2 more.
I wonder if it’s too late to send Kevin a birthday gift? He could be the proud owner of a blue baby-sized sweater or a washcloth made of pre-scented yarn that is supposed to smell like chamomile but really smells like rose-scented powder your grandma has left over from 1965. That cloth is lovely though. It is a blush colored yarn with an edging of muted pastel ombre yarn. I can pretty much guarantee that no one else has ever given Kevin Spacey either of those items for his birthday.
Remember these? A verrrrry long time ago fans sent me birthday greetings for Kevin and then I transferred them to little scrapbooks and sent them to Kevin at his agency in California. I have no idea if he ever got them but let me tell you, they were awfully cute! I made them in my scrapbooking days and I hand-wrote most of the messages in them and added other fun things. They were very up-lifting messages. I’ve often wished I’d kept the books for myself but really, what would I have done with 2 books of birthday messages addressed to Kevin Spacey? I hope he got them and looks at them every now and then. *On book 2, I wasn’t saying he was old. That was supposed to go with “VIC” but I didn’t realize how it looked until it was too late to change the stickers.
May 31, 2014 – I’m thinking of doing something wild and crazy like buying some expensive personalized bookplates and devaluing my best books. I did not know that was such a controversial thing to do.
May 30, 2014 – Kevin has been getting great reviews for Clarence Darrow.
May 22, 2014 – I’m waiting for Big Fish to get the Dark Manor game up and running again so decided to try to do a quick update while I wait.
It is official. Kevin is leaving his job as Artistic Director of the Old Vic in the Fall of 2015. They announced his replacement. Matthew Warchus. He directed Kevin and Jeff Goldblum in Speed-the-Plow.
As many of you know, Kevin’s number 1 fan and good buddy KevieBear wrote to the Old Vic almost 7 years ago offering to appear in the play in place of Jeff Goldblum and only asked for a few things like his own dressing room since sharing makes him queasy, first class air fare and a supply of antihistamine because plowing makes his allergies flare up. But for reasons only they know, KevieBear never heard from Kevin or the Old Vic. Maybe they didn’t have any stamps. Or perhaps KevieBear’s assistant failed to mail the letter in the first place. Here’s a copy of the letter if you missed it the first time around.
I had really hoped to see Kevin in a production at the Old Vic. That doesn’t look too promising since it looks like his last play there will be Clarence Darrow which starts in less than a week! Maybe he’ll be back in the future.
My only question now is where will fans be able to write to him once he’s no longer at the Old Vic? KevieBear does love to send greeting cards to him twice a year.
Have you seen Kevin is embroiled in a scandal? Some reporter in Mexico says that Kevin was paid $8 million dollars to meet the president of Mexico, have his picture taken with him and tweet about it. Kevin says it ain’t so. Ok, as far as scandals go that’s not very exciting and I’m not sure what the actual point of the scandal is but it’s all we’ve got.
Have you seen Kevin’s in that video game whose name escapes me at the moment? I don’t know how you’d have missed it, it was all over YouTube a few weeks ago. I think it’s also featured on the main page of Kevin’s own site.
While working on trying to get the yard in shape, I twisted my knee and my back. The knee healed in about 3 days but the back strain was a killer. It’s taken about 10 days to be able to bend without pain shooting up my back. While laying in bed feeling sorry for myself I was able to stream NOW a few times. I enjoyed it. And not just because I was on pain medication. Some critics were kind of harsh. Any of the Spacey fans who had been around the Spacey chats and message boards in the past would have told you I can be very critical of things Kevin Spacey does that I don’t personally care for but I don’t get the criticism that this documentary was all about Kevin. I guess the critics missed the part where one of the actors in the play was talking about having breast cancer. You rarely hear of men with breast cancer. Very touching segment. I also enjoyed seeing the bits with Haydn Gwynne who was in one of my very favorite episodes of Midsomer Murders. Ghosts of Christmas Past.
I also bought the mini poster from his site’s store one day when I was getting up to take my meds. It came fairly quickly in the mail. I still think he should sell Spacey magnets and key rings.
May 13, 2014 – Spacey fan Esther wants Kevin to host the Oscars. She has started a Facebook page.
April 29, 2014 – Look for the following TV spots:
The Today Show on May 2 The Tonight Show on May 2 CBS Sunday Morning on May 4 Ellen (First time on this show!) on Tuesday, May 6.
NOW The Film is available for digital download in the US on May 2. More information about theaters, times, dates and downloads for the US, Canada and the UK is on Kevin’s official site. www.kevinspacey.com
March 12, 2014 – Kevin will be appearing in concert with the Henry Mancini Institute Big Band Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center Gala at the Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County on Saturday, April 5, 2014. It’s a black tie fundraiser so if you have money and a tux (or evening gown) here’s some info from the press release:
The event’s attire is black tie. Limited table and sponsorship opportunities are available for $50,000 and $25,000 and individual tickets are available for $2,500. Info links are no longer working.
March 3, 2014 – For the first time in years I not only managed to stay awake and watch the entire Oscar telecast, I also managed to stay awake through the local news afterwards and was fading waiting for Jimmy Kimmel’s special to start so while I waited I wandered over to see if anything new had been added to Kevin’s new site and noticed the new link for a skit he had done as Johnny Carson with Jimmy Kimmel as a Tonight Show guest. So I posted about it on my Facebook page. Then about a half hour later, Kevin was on Jimmy Kimmel telling people to go to his new site to see a clip of Jimmy Kimmel on the Tonight Show which was just put up. In my sinus medication drug-induced state it struck me as funny that I had told people to do that before he did.
Did I mention my facial pain, fever and headache which required me to take the sinus meds? I thought that brought on the following but Spacey fan Sabine points out that it really happened. Follow the link to Ameowdeus. There is a very special piano playing cat. You can also find 3 clips of Kevin’s actual interview from last night at YouTube as well.
So when is Kevin ever going to do the Ellen DeGeneres show? I’ve wondered that for a long time now.
March 2, 2014 – Kevin has been all over the Oscars this year.
February 28, 2014 – As you probably noticed, Kevin was not on Jimmy Kimmel the other night but Jimmy did say he was going to be on the post-Oscar show on Sunday night (or Monday morning depending on what time the Oscar telecast ends).
Today is a very special day. For the first time in YEARS I have moved some of the news at the bottom of this very long page to the Spacey Archive section. Now on to the last quarter of 2008! One of these days I’ll be all caught up.
While I’m thinking about it, on Kevin’s new web site, you can pre-order a documentary (for streaming or download) he made that focuses on the world tour they did with Richard III. It looks great. I don’t know when the thing will actually be available though. The site is still under construction and changes are being made so be gentle.
That new picture on the front page is an older picture from 2005 by the way.
I have started a new page of old photos. It’s called Publication Photos. You can find it on the Map page.
February 25, 2014 – Don’t forget! Tonight on ABC, Kevin will be on Jimmy Kimmel. Speaking of Jimmy Kimmel, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Kevin will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars on Sunday night. Kevin will also be a presenter at the awards show it was announced today. No word on which award he will be presenting.
Eagle-eyed Spacey fan Laura came across this: http://www.kevinspacey.com/ Kevin has his own website now! Fans of a certain age will remember that years ago, Kevin had to sue to claim his domain from a man who was using Kevin’s name on a sales site. Kevin is now using his own domain for himself. Go figure.
February 19, 2014 – There is a front page article on today’s Washington Post newspaper titled “Dark U.S political drama plays well in Beijing” which is about the popularity of House of Cards in China, partly due to how badly it portrays democracy.
There is also a short piece in the Style section on a company that is selling HOC-inspired cufflinks. You can give the man in your life his own F U.
And there’s also a small bit, also in the Style section, about a local stage actress who is finding fame in a small part in an episode of HOC.
February 16, 2014 – Will this long winter never end? For some added sunshine, House of Cards Season 2 is now on Netflix. They have also signed up for a third season.
Kevin is supposed to be on the George Stephanopoulos show this morning on ABC. He will be on Letterman tomorrow night, The Daily Show the following night and Jimmy Kimmel on the 25th.
End of 2014 news