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Here's an interesting tidbit of information. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bruce Rosenblum, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Television Group, the Time Warner Inc. studio that makes The O.C. is currently in talks with Sandy Grushow, chairman of News Corp.'s Fox Television Entertainment Group about releasing a DVD of episodes of The O.C. as early as next year. Mr. Grushow, however is arguing that the studio has to wait several years for any DVD release of the show. Apparently, who owns the DVD rights wasn't hammered out when they originally agreed to move forward with the show.

Be interesting to see what comes of this. (11/21)

This CNN story features The O.C.'s Benjamin McKenzie (who plays Ryan Atwood on the show) but also gives a favorable slant to both the show and to Peter. (10/29)

The regular O.C. season resumes on Wednesday October 29, 2003 at 9:00 PM with The Rescue. (10/26)

Peter's TV film Brave New World will air on the SciFi channel on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 11:00 PM. (10/26)

If you missed it when it was shown, before, Peter's latest Television movie A Tale of Two Wives (formerly known as The Other Woman) will be re-aired on the Oxygen Channel on various days and times during November. Check out Peter's TV listings to see the specific times. (10/26)

The futoncritic.com reports that FOX is rallying behind its summer drama The O.C., ordering five additional episodes of the series beyond the 22 already ordered. The news marks FOX's largest single season commitment to a scripted series since Beverly Hills, 90210's final season (also 27 episodes). Read more. (10/22)

The O.C. will be airing, again, on Fox starting Wednesday, October 29, 2003. So, stay tuned, for that. (10/19)

Peter Gallagher now has an official web site. The Peter Gallagher Official Web Site. Thanks, Fred, for the heads up. (10/17)

Fox has announced that The O.C. will now be airing on Wednesday night at 9:00 PM starting on October 29, 2003. The show's competition will be ABC's The Bachelor, CBS' The King of Queens and Becker, NBC's The West Wing, The WB's Angel and UPN's Jake 2.0. (9/30)

Check out these photographs of Peter as the cast of The O.C. signs autographs for fans, at Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach CA on September 9, 2003. (9/14)

Peter's 2001 mini-series The Feast of All Saints will be released on Region 1 DVD on October 7, 2003. You can pre-order it now from Buy.com. (9/12)

In Tuesday night's episode of The O.C. The Girlfriend continued to gain momentum with a series high 7.2/11 in the Nielsen Overnight Ratings at 9 p.m. -- 85 percent above lead-in Performing As... (#4: 3.9/6). Check out the Latest Nielsen Ratings. (9/10)

The Nielsen overnight ratings for the fifth episode of The O.C. The Outsider that aired on September 2, 2003, place the show first in the 9:00 PM hour and a season high, with ratings of 7.0/10 -- 46 percent ahead of lead-in Performing As… (#4: 4.8/7). (9/4)

Peter appeared on the Live With Regis and Kelly interview program on Tuesday, September 2, 2003. Quite a good interview! As my limited time, permits, will try to get it converted to a Quick Time movie, for your viewing pleasure. As well as the screen caps, for The O.C. Episode 5.(9/4)

Ep 3 - The Gamble

Here are two new The O.C. photo galleries for Episode 3 The Gamble and for Episode 4, The Debut.

The galleries will open up in a separate browser window. Be sure to check out the photo galleries for all of The O.C. episodes. (8/30)

Ep 4 - The Debut

TVWeek.com reports:

"Fox Orders Six More Scripts of The O.C.:

Fox ordered six more scripts of the Warner Bros.-produced drama The O.C. Thirteen episodes had already been ordered, bringing the total up to 19 episodes, which is just three shy of the typical full season order of 22.

Four episodes of The O.C. have aired on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., with ratings increasing each week. This week, The O.C. won its time slot in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.8 rating/11share and in total viewers with 8.7 million total viewers." (8/30)

The September 5, 2003 edition of Entertainment Weekly featuring Clay Aiken on the cover has a great feature story about The O.C. called Orange Alert. The story features some great quotes from Peter as well as some photos from all of the cast members. Get your copy while they're still available. (8/30)

In the Overnight Nielsen ratings for the fourth episode of The O.C. that aired August 26, the show hit a series high 6.8/10 at 9 p.m. -- 28 percent above the series premiere of Performing As… (#3 in time period: 5.3/ 8). In addition to winning its time period, The O.C. built in the second half hour by five percent (6.6/10 to 6.9/10). See the complete The O.C. ratings to date right here. (8/27)

How To Deal

How to Deal will be released on Region 1 DVD on December 9, 2003. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround, extras include audio commentary with Moore, co-star Alexandra Holden and director Clare Kilner, the featurettes Moore, Macon, To Be 'Clare', and How to deal with Young Adult Literature, four deleted scenes with optional commentary, two music videos, trailers and additional PC content including the complete screenplay, a still gallery and weblinks. Retail is $27.95. (8/27)

Here is a recap of the Nielsen ratings to date for Peter's new TV series The O.C. From the ratings numbers, it looks like the show is getting stronger as time goes on. Let's just hope the show can maintain this momentum when the series moves to the 9:00 PM PT/ET time slot this October. (8/21)

Marc Berman reports the overnight ratings for The O.C.'s August 19 original showing of Episode 3 in today's Media Week Programming Insider column, saying:

"In positive news for Fox, addictive new drama The O.C. is picking up steam with a second place 6.2/10 at 9 p.m. -- 38 percent above the season (or hopefully series) finale of American Juniors (#4: 4.5/7). Gladys Knight singing to the five winners last night - now that was a pip!

As for talk of Fox potentially keeping The O.C. on Tuesday after baseball season, I'm beginning to think there could be an audience on Thursday for the good-looking angst-ridden drama. And, yes, Russell Crowe look-alike Benjamin McKenzie actually cracked a smile last night!" (8/20)

A Happy Birthday to Peter who just turned 48 on August, 19, 2003. Best wishes, Peter, with the hope of many, many more birthdays to come. (8/20)

Marc Berman reports the overnight ratings for The O.C.'s August 18 repeat showing of Episode 2 in today's Media Week Programming Insider column, saying:

"Speaking of Fox, an encore of the moody (and addictive) The O.C. scored a 3.6/6 in the 8 p.m. hour followed by the slimy Paradise Hotel at a 4.7/7. Although moving to Thursday at 9 p.m. in October will be no easy feat for The O.C., I'm personally beginning to think there might be a small, but dedicated, available audience not watching CBS's CSI or NBC's Will & Grace." (8/19)

Episode 2 of The O.C.

Here is the photo gallery from Episode 2 of The O.C., The Model Home. The gallery will open up in a new browser window. (8/19)

This L.A. Times story as featured in the Mercury News reports that Peter has leased an oceanfront home on the Strand in Manhattan Beach at $10,000 a month for six months while he is in town filming The O.C. (8/16)

Fox will now be regularly scheduling The O.C. three times per week, with the new episodes first airing on Tuesdays, at 9:00 PM PT/ET and with two encore airings on the following Friday, at 9:00 PM PT/ET and on the next Monday at 8:00 PM PT/ET. (8/16)

People Magazine

Peter was featured in a great two-page story From Cad to Dad in the August 18, 2003 issue of People Magazine. The story recounted Peter's remarkable career and also included some great photos of him and his family.

Click here to view the photos from the article. (8/16)

Here's a great story about Peter and The O.C. from the TeeVee.org web site called This Is How We Do It In the O.C., Bitch.

And another one from the Slate section of MSNBC.com Rumble Fish by the Sea: Fox's O.C. brings back the tender delinquent. The latter story sums it up perfectly when it says, "What's best about The O.C. is Peter Gallagher." (8/16)

Here's an amusing recap of the Pilot episode of The O.C. from the Television Without Pity web site. Also, check out the Television Without Pity The O.C. forum. We should get some real Peter fans posting there! (There's a forum specifically devoted to "The O.F.," meaning the Old Folks on the show. (8/16)

The overnight ratings for the 2nd episode of The O.C., The Model Home, led the Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9 p.m. hour with a rating/share of 5.3/9. The show also came out on top in the advertiser-preferred age 18-49 category. (8/14)

The final Nielsen ratings for the week of August 4 through August 10 place the premiere episode of The O.C. in the #26 position, with 7.5 million viewers and a rating/share of 5.0/8. A respectable debut for the show. And considering that Fox aired the premiere twice more, on August 7 (4.2 million viewers, 2.9/5) and on August 11, quite a number of people tuned in. (8/14)

If you missed the 2nd episode, The Model Home, of The O.C., Fox will be repeating it on Monday, August 18, 2003 at 8:00 PM PT/ET. Check your local station for the time it will play in your area. (8/13)

Peter appeared as a guest star on Comedy Central's Roast of Denis Leary on Sunday August 10, 2003 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. (8/13)

Ep 1 - Pilot

Here's the photo gallery from the Premiere episode of The O.C. , originally broadcast on August 5, 2003.

The Photo Gallery will open up in a separate browser window.

Also, check out the complete The O.C. guide to the first season, with detailed episode listings, of the information known, so far. (8/10)

The O.C. Beach Bags

Check out the Warner Brothers The O.C. Web site. (8/8)

The Nielsen overnight ratings for the 1st episode of The O.C. are in from 8/5/2003 and according to Mediaweek.com:

Fox's The O.C. debuted at a respectable 6.8/11 at 9 p.m. -- 24 percent ahead of the last half-hour of lead-in American Juniors (5.5/ 9, 5.3/ 9 from 8-9 p.m.). The O.C. ranked first from 9-9:30 p.m. (the conclusion of NBC's Last Comic Standing inched past it at 9:30 p.m.), with virtually no tune-out in the second half-hour (6.8/11 to 6.7/10). Chances are The O.C. will have a solid Tuesday run on Fox this summer. What will happen once it heads to Thursday at 9 p.m. in October could be another story though. (8/6)

Well, I just watched The O.C. for the first time, tonight, like I'm sure many of you have. And for my part ... well done! Peter was great, as always.

Stay tuned for some photos from the first episode. (8/5)

Here's a story from the Associated Press Fox Puts Another California Milieu on Air with a bit more detail on the show. And the reviews are now coming in for the show, which for the most part are quite positive. Check them out: (8/5)

The Boston Globe

'O.C.' bubbles with soapy fare

Philadelphia Inquirer

Jonathan Storm | A juicy Orange County soap opera

San Francisco Chronicle

'The O.C.' tiptoes the line between drama and soap and doesn't lose its balance

USA Today

Juicy plots, pretty faces add to appeal of 'The O.C.'

The Seattle P.I.

Fox's handsome 'The O.C.' may be just what teens crave

The Seattle Times

Fox's 'O.C.' fills summer void with smart suds but no surprises

The Globe and Mail

Teen spirit: A hot Fox drama pulls back the orange curtain

The Houston Chronicle

'The O.C.' offers soap appeal

Time Magazine

The Same Young Story

Chicago Sun-Times

On 'The O.C.,' you can see a star arrive

MSNBC

The O.C.’ is no ‘90210’

The Washington Post

'The O.C.': Land of The Brooding Teen

The New York Times

Take One Enclave, Add Rebellious Youth

Toronto Star

Beautiful people have angst, too

Kansas City Star

Soapy `O.C.' is hiding a tender center

San Jose Mercury News

`O.C.' fits Fox tradition of addictive soap opera

The Houston Chronicle

Fox adds rich-folks drama 'O.C.' to its lineup

Pioneer Press

Fox's 'O.C.' surprisingly more than skin deep

The Beacon Journal

Fox may have winner with `O.C.'

The Herald Tribune

'The O.C.' faces uphill struggle on Fox

Zap2It.com

TV Gal Dives Right in with 'The O.C.'

Here's a new Reuter's review of the upcoming Fox series The O.C. (8/4)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bonnie Somerville (Friends) will recur as a lawyer on Fox's new drama series The O.C., which premieres Tuesday, August 5, 2003. (8/4)

Don't forget, Peter's new television series, The O.C. premieres on Tuesday August 5, 2003 at 9:00 PM PDT/EDT on Fox. Check out the Fox O.C. web site for more information on the show or The O.C. page on this site. (8/4)

Peter is featured in the August issue of InStyle Magazine, with a photo spread of his farmhouse in Connecticut.

It's a great story with lots of great photos so, get a copy at your newstand, now! (8/4)

Fox has announced that The O.C. will begin airing on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The show will continue in this time slot throughout the summer. When the Fall season begins, The O.C. will move to Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET/PT. (6/17)

Peter's new television series, The O.C. will air on Thursdays at 9:00 PM PT/ET, opposite Will & Grace and Coupling on NBC, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS and Extreme Makeover on ABC.

Check out the complete details for The O.C., which is scheduled to begin airing sometime in August. (5/15)

On May 9, 2003, NYC local Y.D. reported this Peter sighting:

"10 minutes ago, I was outside the New York Guiding Light studio when Peter drove up in a taxi. He got out, looked around, came up to me and my 2 friends and asked what the best place for coffee was around here. We pointed him to a good source and before he walked off, he smiled and asked us if we wanted anything from the place. We thanked him and said no. He smiled and walked away. 5 minutes later he returned with coffee in hand and went into our building.

We hadn't wanted to bother him as I am sure everyone asks him for autographs all the time. He sure appears to be a friendly guy." Thanks for sharing, Y.D.! (5/15)

The Learning Annex

On Thursday, May 01, 2003 The Learning Annex in Manhattan presented An Evening with Actor Peter Gallagher, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Peter Fan, Fred, was in attendence. Here is his report of that evening. Thanks, Fred! (5/4)

An Evening with Peter Gallagher

Peter and FredOn May 1st, 2003, The Learning Annex presented "An Evening With Peter Gallagher," described as a lively, informative, unscripted evening of stories and advice from the successful actor. Held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, the evening began on time at 7 p.m. Surprisingly the group was quite small ... about 40-50 people of all ages and both sexes. The crowd was made up of fans, friends, and young actors all eager to see this popular performer.

Peter entered and right away set the tone of the evening in his opening statement saying when he was first asked to do the class, he agreed although he was sure he'd be busy on a film or show or something. Then the time came around and he thought "Oh Shit .... what the Fuck am I going to talk about? I can't do this!" It was all in good fun and was very funny. It immediately put the audience at ease and Peter took questions from the start and had funny and interesting answers to each one.

Looking very casual in a black shirt and jeans with his long hair becoming a prop to cover possible nervousness, he did imitations of Peter O'Toole, Jimmy Cagney and Jack Lemmon that were hilarious and at times even touching. He repeated over and over again how lucky he felt he was to be a working actor and to have worked with great performers and directors.

Peter Gallagher and TinaHe willingly gave advice to the young performers in the audience who were very grateful to him. Several of us fans were just happy to be able to be so close to our "idol." The amazing thing about Peter Gallagher is how down to earth and friendly he is. He came from around the dais set up for him and just spoke one-on-one with people in the audience. He told some very funny stories about working with O'Toole and especially Baryshnikov on the hardly seen "Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" a semi-remake of the silent "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," which was also silent. While joking around on that set and pretending to perform ballet for Misha, Misha in turn pretended to tap dance in response. The next day, the newspapers ran a story saying "Peter Gallagher teaches Mikhail Baryshnikov how to tap dance!" You gotta love the press!

Another very interesting fact is that Peter recently appeared in a one-man show in Connecticut, doing songs that he is hoping to develop and bring to other places. This would be wonderful as Peter's musical talents are well known to those who have seen him in Guys and Dolls, Pal Joey, Annie Get Your Gun and Funny Girl here in New York.

After speaking to us and taking our questions for two full hours with no break, the evening ended, but Peter graciously allowed those of us who wanted autographs and photos to stay and was very charming and interested in us all. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know our favorite actor and The Learning Annex must also be commended for organizing the event very well. Our thanks to them and to Peter for an evening which will not be soon forgotten by anyone lucky enough to be there. (5/4)

The Futon Critic web site is reporting on the prospects of Fox's new TV series and mentions Peter's new series The O.C. saying:

"Key to all of its moves however are the early starts for its two new dramas The O.C. and Wonder Falls, both of which will likely bow in August. The late summer launches would help offset FOX's always troublesome October schedule when most series are pre-empted for weeks at a time shortly after their debuts in favor of baseball. FOX also hopes both series will help win back young, female viewers, many of whom were alienated by the cancellation of such series as Ally McBeal, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. Beckman says both shows are 'not very heavy, not dark shows,' a quality it hopes will attract the demographic." (4/29)

Peter's never theatrically-released movie, Other Voices, will be released on Region 1 DVD on May 20, 2003. You can pre-order the DVD from Buy.com icon for $15.99.

This is definitely a movie I'm looking forward to. Thanks, Eve! (4/26)

Peter will be featured at the Manhattan Theatre Club on May 5, 2003 at the Writers in Perfomance presentation of Erica Jong's Fear Of Flying at 30. Unfortunately, the show is already sold out!

But will be looking forward to the reports from any of you lucky Peter fans who managed to score a ticket. Thanks, Fred! (4/26)

The futon critic is reporting that Peter's new series, The O.C. has received an order for 13 episodes:

"THE O.C. (FOX) - FOX has given its drama pilot The O.C. a series order of 13 episodes. The Warner Bros. produced project, from Josh Schwartz and McG (Fastlane), is described by its creators as a "show about this world of Newport Beach where everyone is supposed to be an informed member of the community, but we find everyone feels like an outsider." The O.C. in the title refers to the Orange County area of greater Los Angeles.

FOX is hoping the series can be the next Melrose Place for the network as the soap will likely launch this summer to avoid being lost in the pack of the 30-odd series that usually debut in the fall.

Headlined by Peter Gallagher (While You Were Sleeping), the cast includes Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense), Tate Donovan (Mister Sterling), Adam Brody (Gilmore Girls), Kelly Rowan (Boomtown) and Benjamin McKenzie. Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) directed the pilot while Dave Bartis has signed on to the producing team of Schwartz, McG, Stephanie Savage and Joseph Dougherty.

Previously FOX had commissioned additional scripts of the project, a sure sign it was a frontrunner to make its 2003-04 schedule." (4/12)

This E! Online story mentions Peter's new series The O.C. describing it this way:

"Guaranteed to be equally spacey are the status-conscious teens on The O.C. (short for Orange County, California). Created by newbie writer Josh Schwartz, the sudsy series centers around privileged teens in Newport Beach. But this isn't just another Malibu Shores. The series has some serious street cred from coproducers McG (Charlie's Angels) and Doug Liman--the Go director helmed the pilot episode.

Accordingly, Newport's poor little rich kids will be seen through the eyes of a 16-year-old outsider, played by Hollywood newcomer Benjamin McKenzie. Peter Gallagher's name has also been tossed into the mix as an idealistic public defender, though we're not really sure how that fits into Newport's teen scene.

'Both shows have very strong female appeal,' Berman told the Hollywood Reporter (ah, that explains Gallagher). 'That's our goal for the summer—to be able to capitalize on the women (viewers) who have returned to the network for American Idol and other reality shows,' added the network prez.

Just keeping it real." (4/12)

On Thursday, May 01, 2003 The Learning Annex in Manhattan presents An Evening with Actor Peter Gallagher, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The course is $24 and you can register online at the Learning Annex - New York web site (do a search for Peter Gallagher to get to the registration form) or you can also register by calling the New York office at (212) 371-0280. Thanks Fred! (2/20)

Peter has been cast in an upcoming TV pilot episode for Fox called The O.C. that revolves around a street-smart teen who winds up in the high-class society of Orange County, Calif. Peter plays an idealistic public defender.

If the pilot is picked up by Fox, wouldn't it be great to see Peter on a weekly basis. (2/13)

Cupid & Cate

Peter's television movie Cupid & Cate has been released on Region 1 DVD.

You can order the DVD at Buy.com icon for $10.99.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment will be releasing the Region 1 DVD of Last Dance on April 8, 2003 for a M.S.R.P of $9.99. You can pre-order the DVD at Buy.com for $7.99. (1/24)

Last Dance
Summer Lovers

Tune in Tomorrow and Summer Lovers have been released on Region 1 DVD.

You can order Summer Lovers at Buy.com icon for $10.99.

You can order Tune in Tomorrow at Buy.com for $10.99.

(1/24)

Tune in Tomorrow
Andrea Conneely

Here's a great story from Andrea Conneely, who recently had this experience with Peter:

"I was trying to get a parking spot at the Danbury Mall (CT) when this Lexus Truck went by. I said to myself, "I know that guy." Then it hit me, he's a great actor. When I was approaching the store, he and his family were in the truck waiting for a parking space. I went by his window and just mouthed, "You are a great actor" - his wife said to him ("roll down the window.") When he did, I said again, "I think you are a great actor." He said, "Thank you, I am Peter Gallagher," and extended his hand and we introduced ourselves. Then he just said, "Thanks and have a happy new year." He was so nice and man oh man......GOOD LOOKING. He made my day --- I could hardly shop afterwards (and I can always shop) ...... Just thought you would like to know that Peter is a really nice man and has a nice family.......  I wish him all the success and good health in 2003." Thanks, Andrea! (1/9)

Page to ScreenPeter is the host of a new television show on Bravo called Page to Screen - From Bestsellers to Blockbusters. Here's Bravo's description of the show:

Peter Gallagher"Each week, Page to Screen will look at a different acclaimed novel and how it evolved into a big screen hit, with rare behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive interviews with authors, filmmakers, actors and critics, and a wealth of clips from the film itself. More than just a "making of," Page to Screen looks at the details of the book, including the author’s inspiration for the novel, and how they translated to the film – what was included, altered or omitted, and why. Hosted by Peter Gallagher.

Mondays at 8/7c & 11/10c

Check out the complete list of books/movies to be featured on the Bravo site. (11/25)

Peter was recently filming a Made-for-TV movie in Canada called The Other Woman. Here is a clipping from a local newspaper with a mention of Peter at a local restaraunt. Thanks, Fred! (11/25)

Peter is currently starring in a play called The Exonerated in New York City at the Bleecker Street Theater. Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, The Exonerated shares the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row. Their stories, told in their own words. One of the individuals featured in the play sent this email, saying:

"My name is Kerry Max Cook. I was wrongly incarcerated in Texas for 22 years innocent. Currently Peter Gallagher is playing my character in the off-broadway play, written by Erik Jensen and Jessica  Blank (directed by Bob Balaban) entited "The Exonerated."

He is a wonderful man and terribly talented. He brings my character to life. I invite anyone that is a Peter Gallagher fan to please come out and see him perform at 45 Bleeker Theater in New York.

Sincerely,

Kerry Max Cook (one of the six Exonerated featured in the play)"

It looks like quite a powerful play! (10/29)

Now it appears that Peter's appearance on the Contest Searchlight program on Comedy Central was just a spoof. This story in the New York Post explains it. Here's an excerpt from the article.

"In this week's episode, filming commences on a Greenwich Village street and, of course, everything goes wrong - including multiple vehicle mishaps and at least one brawl. ...

If you tune in this week, look for standout performances by Colin Quinn and Peter Gallagher, who play themselves." (8/24)

Well, the latest buzz is Peter's latest appearance on Comedy Central. Where, he apparently got hit by a car???!!!

I've gotten emails from many fans who've asked, what's up? But here's a great description, from Emma:

"The show is on Comedy Central, it's called "Contest Searchlight." Denis Leary heads a production company that runs a contest for young directors. The winner of the contest gets their concept produced into a show to debut in January on Comedy Central.

I thought Contest Searchlight was meant to be a documentary, but it's so outrageous, I'm hoping it's a parody. In the second episode which aired Wednesday, (August 21, 2002) Leary disappears and is later discovered to be in rehab (extra funny/sad since the show is sponsored by Mike's Hard Lemonade) and through a miscommunication, both Colin Quinn and Peter Gallagher are told they have been cast in the lead role of this new show, "Jesus and the Gang."

Gallagher is Jesus of Nazareth, dressed in cowboy chaps and a ten gallon hat because that is the director's vision. On the first day of shooting, Quinn has not been told that Gallagher has the role, and he shows up and winds up getting into a fistfight with the (jerk) assistant director. Then during the shoot, an actor fails to mention that he has never driven a car before, and so he hits the gas instead of the brake and plows into Gallagher.

Unfortunately, the fact that everything that could go wrong WAS going wrong was terribly funny. I laughed, not like ha-ha-that's-funny but like holy-crap-I-can't-believe-this-is-happening."

The burning question, here, WAS that Peter getting hit by a car?

Hey, if anyone has more, send it along! (8/22)

Peter's 47th birthday is coming up on August 19, 2002. Hey, for a month and a half, or so, Peter and I will be the same age!

I'm sure you all join with me in wishing him the greatest of birthdays. (8/15)

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and ThumbelinaI had the opportunity to watch The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, and I will say it was a delightful experience!

This movie is no Toy Story with cutting edge animation and an incredibly witty script. But what this movie does have is Peter, in his voice role as The Mole King. And he makes the show!

Peter, as the Mole King, provides all of the laughs! Plus, he sings this incredible song, as only Peter can sing. It's really great.

To all of you Peter fans, out there, rent/buy this DVD. You won't be disappointed. I just rented the DVD, but now, I'm going to buy it. (8/10)

Brave New World

The television production of Brave New World will air on the SciFi channel on August 24 and August 25.

Directed by Leslie Libman and also starring Leonard Nimoy, Rya Kihlstedt Tim Guinee, Miguel Ferrer and Sally Kirkland.

Based on Aldous Huxley's classic novel of an outsider whose presence disrupts the perfect order of a future society.

If you get the SciFi channel, be sure to tune in to this rarely shown television program! (8/2)

Mr. Deeds is scheduled to be released on Region 1 DVD on October 22, 2002 complete in a new special edition from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented in both anamorphic widescreen and full screen presentations with English and French 5.1 Dolby surround tracks, extras include an audio commentary with director Steven Brill and writer Tim Herlihy, two making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, a Dave Matthews music video, production notes, filmographies and trailers. Retail is $27.95.

While Mr. Deeds continues to do well at the box office earning $4,200,000 for the weekend of July 26-28, for a total cumulative of $116,100,000. (7/29)

Peter is going to be playing Nicky Arnstein in the one night only Screen Actors Fund Benefit of Funny Girl scheduled at the New Amsterdam Theater in NYC on Sept. 23, 2002. To date, the list of actresses in the role of Fanny Brice include Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Ana Gasteyer, Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, Megan Mullally, Donna Murphy, and Lillias White. Ticket prices will be $75.00  -  $2,500.00. Thanks, Fred! (7/29)

On the Tribute.ca web site, Bonnie Laufer talks to Peter Gallagher about his role in the romantic comedy, Mr. Deeds. Thanks, Libby! (7/29)

Lucky fan Fred, shown here with his sister, Sue, were lucky enough to meet Peter recently prior to a matinee showing of Noises Off.

Fred reports that Peter was just so friendly and nice and just an altogether great person. As you can see by this photo.

Peter will be leaving the show very shortly, as a new company is soon scheduled to take over, but it sure was great while it lasted. (7/3)

Sue, Peter, and Fred

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