HERE’S JOHNNY — Before Johnny Galecki became a star on TV’s biggest comedy of the 2010’s, he recurred on one of the biggest comedies of the 1990’s. The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki returns to the revived Roseanne next week, reprising the polite and sensitive David Healy character he played in 90-plus episodes from 1992-97.
Darlene, of course, is played by Sara Gilbert, who also stars in the hit new version of the ABC sitcom starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. Darlene and David were a couple back in the day and split up at least three times — but eventually they got married after Darlene had their baby. Here’s the network’s logline for the episode: David unexpectedly shows up for daughter Harris’ (Emma Kenney) birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family.
The 2018 Roseanne-reboot has slipped in the ratings after a phenomenal start, but continues to dominate Tuesday nights. The network renewed it for an overall 11th season three days after the premiere, with ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey saying, “We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes.”
KRESKIN SPEAKS — This week’s House and Senate committee testimony by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg precisely parallels a prediction made six years ago by the world’s foremost mentalist, Kreskin. The revelation arrives just as his new off-Broadway show, The Amazing Kreskin LIVE, opens.
In 2012, in a flurry of media coverage that included interviews in Forbes and New York Magazine, Kreskin issued a dark prediction for the future of Facebook and its billionaire founder. The bottom line of Kreskin’s prediction, he told New York, was that “in six yearsFacebook will not exist the way it does today.” He further elaborated “I do not see Facebook’s future being in the same condition, state or with the same image or persona that it possesses today…I predict a dramatic new turn which may not have the same face or recognition as we know it now.”
Bear in mind that Kreskin stated this prediction in 2012 and specified that it would see its fruition in six years. In other words, 2018.
While his prediction originally caught the media’s attention while Facebook was experiencing a lackluster IPO performance, Kreskin has on many occasions publicly stated: “I’m not a financial expert by any means.” Yet his comments on government activities, social movements, etc., have drawn attention all over the world. Scores of media outlets have shown interest in Kreskin’s perspective on Facebook. But it was only because of a constant barrage of questions dealing with Facebook that Kreskin decided to take on the scenario surrounding the development of Zuckerberg’s baby at the time. Kreskin credited the billionaire founder as a young man of “staggering success.”
Kreskin asserts that he was not consulted, nor did he offer the questions and interrogation that Zuckerberg received in the government hearing this past week.
His opening this week was packed with some familiar faces, including Tommy James; Good‘n Screwed’s Joanna Bonaro; producer Steve Garrin; and, super-manager Carol Ross.
5 MAC QUESTIONS — Terrific article in Billboard earlier this week from Melinda Newman on 5 Lingering Questions For Fleewood Mac in light of their rather hectic week. Must read-here it is: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8300503/fleetwood-mac-lindsey-buckingham-split-questions
SHORT TAKES — I love Jimmy Buffet, but when the cast of his new Escape To Margarataville appeared on NBC’s Today it was significantly tepid. It opened not to great reviews, with one cackling: It won’t even make it to last call. Funny, but biting …Here’s a great and exclusive pic from photographer Derek Storm of Julian Lennon and May Pang at the Build series in Downtown NYC. Great shot. Thanks Mr. Storm … Eppy’s My Father’s Place, the resurrection, officially opens June 29 with the always fascinating Buster Poindexter aka David Johansen. I’ve already purchased 4 tickets. Details to follow … Knight Rider’s Rebecca Holden will be honored with the American Legend Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the entertainment community. The award will bestowed at Project Mend – A –House’s annual gala. The award will be presented during an event ceremony a taking place Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Lorton, VA. For over 30 years, Project Mend-A-House has been successfully assisting seniors, veterans, the disabled and low-income residents in Northern Virginia. Congrats … Monday, April 30 CBS’ Elementary returns for its sixth season. This has been a terrific show, with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu just exceptional. Can’t wait for this one … June 8th sees the release of the critically acclaimed new Eric Clapton documentary Life In 12 Bars on DVD and Blu-ray. The accompanying 32 track CD soundtrack includes 5 unreleased tracks! Its original screening was on Showtime. We loved it; though a tad downcast at times, but scintillating … Check out the terrific article on Micky Dolenz in the Closer this week: http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/micky-dolenz-the-monkees-157767
NAMES IN THE NEWS: Steve Paul; Nat Weiss; Danny Goldberg; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Mark Bego; Debbie Gibson; Heather Moore; Iris Eplan; Joanna Bonaro; Buddy Casimano; John Fazio; Michael Moritz, Jr.; Gia Ramsey; Van Dean; Kreskin; Randy Alexander; and, CFS.