August 30, 2013 -
A very Happy 55th Anniversary to my parents Gail (yes, my
grandmother thought she was having a girl and refused to change the
name) and Barbara!
If you missed the
TimesTalks streaming interview a few nights ago, you can still catch
August 26, 2013 -
Spacey fan Jen found this on the The Wrap website today:
'House of Cards' to do NYT's First On-set TimesTalks (Exclusive)
Spacey and Robin
Much more about
August 21, 2013 -
You might also have missed Kevin on the Charlie Rose show on PBS
this week. I'd find a link to it somewhere for watching online, but
since you're already online, I guess you could Google it just as
easily, right? Speaking of PBS, the other day I was looking around
at the PBS thing on my Roku, and the War Letters episode of American
Experience was on there. Kevin is one of the speakers. Or is that
readers? You get your Spacey fix right from the top no matter what
they call them. You can also watch that episode online at PBS. It's
letters from soldiers to loved ones at home.
Got unused money
laying around? The following auction item might interest you.
Opening Night Gala - August 26, 2013 at 5:15pm - The President's
Suite - Arthur Ashe Stadium
Oscar Award Winner Kevin Spacey on the Set of “House of Cards”
Value set at $10,000.
Thanks to Kelly.
August 15, 2013 -
I am so far behind on current stuff that I completely forgot to tell
everyone that Kevin was going to be on the Colbert Report last
night. Fortunately, you can watch it online already.
On the Colbert
Nation web site:
Full episode -
Just Kevin Spacey
I am just not
getting Kevin's new hair.
July 26, 2013 -
Happy Birthday Kevin Spacey! And Happy Birthday KevieBear!
Kevin and House of
Cards are basking in the glow of Emmy nominations these days. I
believe the show pulled in 9 nominations. Kevin for Best Actor in a
Drama Series. The awards are telecast on CBS on September 22. I
haven't read whether Kevin will appear but it seems likely. Maybe.
They made history, BTW, for nominations for a TV show not on TV.
I haven't posted
since FEBRUARY?? Gosh. Ok, let's see what have we missed...
Washington Correspondents Dinner. Filming another season of House of
Cards. Webby Award. His hair. He has a new puppy named Boston.
http://www.jamesonfirstshot.com/. Telstar and Looking For
Richard are on Netflix. And some other stuff.
I changed the
contact webmaster info back to the aol account. The email button
hasn't been working so the direct address is
There will be a
portrait of Kevin as Richard III at London's National Portrait
Gallery coming in September. His portrait is part of the
Portraits exhibit running from September 11, 2013 - January 5, 2014.
I hope to have
more info later today. A link for the gallery:
I wanted to take a
second to mention the passing of one of Kevin's British fans. Spacey
fan Vivienne who people may remember being mentioned in older news
items used to send me (and the site) little Spacey tidbits that she
found in her local papers and saw on TV. She once sent a letter to
Kevin complaining about the seats she had at the Old Vic and got a
signed picture in the mail in return. We had a big laugh at that! We
also shared a love of gardening, mostly her garden and my complaints
about mine. She supported me in my yearly fight with my sickly
Abraham Darby climbing rose. She passed away this past weekend and
I'll miss being an email friend. I wish I'd had a chance to meet her
in person. Good-bye Vivienne.
New! More about the Jonathan Yeo
Wednesday 29 May 2013
NEW PAINTING OF KEVIN SPACEY AS RICHARD
III... NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY ANNOUNCES JONATHAN YEO PORTRAITS
Display supported by the David
Ross Foundation and The Tony Banks Memorial Trust Ltd
Kevin Spacey by Jonathan Yeo © Jonathan Yeo
A striking new portrait of Kevin
Spacey as Richard III will be one of several new works by Jonathan
Yeo to be included in a major display of the artist’s work at the
National Portrait Gallery this September, it was announced today
(Wednesday 29 May.)
The large painting shows Spacey in
role as Shakespeare’s notorious king, amongst his most acclaimed
roles, during his tenure as artistic director of The Old Vic
Theatre. Painted during the run of Sam Mendes’s 2011 Old Vic
production, the oil-on-canvas work draws on the great tradition of
the theatre portrait. Believed to be the actor’s first ever portrait
Spacey is shown in full costume having been painted by Yeo both in
his studio and on stage. Yeo saw him play the role both with and
without an audience, and sketched and took photos of him working
backstage. Dominating the canvas, Spacey wears a rakishly tilted
crown and peers directly at the viewer.
Jonathan Yeo says: ‘When Kevin
came to London to take over the Old Vic, critics were lining-up to
predict that he'd only last a few months before jumping straight on
a plane back to Hollywood. The fact he has stuck at it for 10 years,
revitalising the international reputation of British theatre, made
him an obvious choice for inclusion in my first display at the
National Portrait Gallery.
‘We decided to put him in
character as Shakespeare's notorious villain, partly as a nod to the
tradition of theatrical portraits of the past, and partly as a
celebration of what may go down as his most memorable stage role.
The main dilemma with painting a great actor in a role is knowing
how much you are portraying the man and how much the character he is
playing. In the end I tried to leave it to the viewer to decide for
themselves. It’s been Richard III’s year, from being unearthed in a
Leicester Council car park to being on display at the National
Portrait Gallery. Not a bad showing for someone who's been dead for
Jonathan Yeo Portraits (11
September 2013-5 January 2014), the National Portrait Gallery’s
first display dedicated to the artist’s work, will include
innovative portraits – all produced from life – of some of today’s
leading cultural, media and political figures, many of whom sat for
portraits for the first time with Yeo.
The display will present an
overview of the artist’s work to date, beginning with the drawings
he made of the party leaders on the 2001 campaign trail, and
including private studies of his family and portraits of well known
figures such as media mogul Rupert Murdoch, model Erin O’Connor,
artist Grayson Perry and actress Sienna Miller.
Sir Michael Parkinson
by Jonathan Yeo © National Portrait Gallery, London; Grayson
Perry by Jonathan Yeo and Erin by Jonathan Yeo
© Jonathan Yeo
Jonathan Yeo is one of the most
highly regarded portrait painters working in Britain today. A
regular exhibitor in its BP Portrait Award, the National Portrait
Gallery commissioned Yeo to paint a portrait of broadcaster Sir
Michael Parkinson in 2010.
Jonathan Yeo Portraits is curated
by the Gallery’s Contemporary Curator, Sarah Howgate, whose
exhibitions include the highly successful Lucian Freud Portraits
(2012) and David Hockney Portraits (2006).
She says: ‘We are excited to be
showing Jonathan Yeo's portraits as part of our ongoing series of
projects with contemporary artists from Alex Katz to Humphrey Ocean.
Yeo is remarkable in the range of sitters he portrays from life and
this display will include some surprising contemporary figures who
have never sat for a portrait artist before.’
Jonathan Yeo Portraits, supported
by the David Ross Foundation and The Tony Banks Memorial Trust Ltd,
is in the Contemporary Collection displays on the Ground Floor
Lerner Galleries, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 September
2013-5 January 2014. Admission free.
A new fully-illustrated book The
Many Faces Of Jonathan Yeo with texts by Martin Gayford and Sarah
Howgate, will be published by Art/Books in Oct 2013. With
contributions from Alastair Sooke, Tim Marlow, Philip Mould, Giles
Coren, Shebah Ronay and Michael Parkinson it is available at £24.95
For further Press information and
image requests please contact: Neil Evans, Press Office, National
Portrait Gallery Email:
National Portrait Gallery, St
Martin’s Place WC2H 0HE, opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm (Gallery closure commences at 5.50pm)
Late Opening: Thursday, Friday: 10am – 9pm (Gallery closure
commences at 8.50pm) Nearest Underground: Leicester Square/Charing
Cross General information: 0207 306 0055 Recorded information: 020
7312 2463 Website/Tickets:
~ Thanks to Neil and Simone at the
National Portrait Gallery.
I reeeeally need to format this
News page and move everything but the past 6 months to the archives!
February 9, 2013
What a treat! Kevin was in my
Sunday newspaper supplements that are delivered on Saturday. He is
on the cover of the Sun Magazine along with an article about House
of Cards. Several color pictures inside. The picture editing program
on my new laptop isn't great and the wand scanner I have wasn't
quite big enough for full size magazine pages but it will have to do
February 8, 2013 Anyone
seen House of Cards yet? Personally, I would have put them out there
a few episodes at a time to get people to come back again and again,
but that's just me. There is going to be a second season.
For some reason I
can't see the site entrance page banner when I log on to the site
using me new laptop. I don't know if it's a computer setting or
what. The only thing I know for sure is that I am hating Windows 8
with a passion. Maybe once I've had the laptop for more than 16
hours it will get easier to use. My biggest hope is that I will be
able to update the site more regularly now and that it won't
vaporize the first time I try to update. If it does, you won't have
been reading this!
February 1, 2013 Wow.
February already. Kevin will be returning to Letterman tonight so
don't miss that. His quick on and off last night was funny but
tonight he'll be a "real" guest so will be on longer. His bald spot
was also back. Someone must have found it and returned it to him. I
wonder if he had to pay a ransom?
House of Cards was
reviewed in the Washington Post this morning. All 13 episodes are
available from Netflix starting now.
January 31, 2013 - Spacey
fan Liz tells us that Kevin is to be on the Today show tomorrow
(Friday) morning. No idea which hour.
Kevin was in the
Washington Post Style section again this morning. This time at a
screening of House of Cards at the Newseum.
30, 2013 Kevin was on Hardball w/ Chris Mathews last night. I
couldn't get the channel to come in. I think I need a new cable box.
He is scheduled to be on Letterman tomorrow (Thursday) night.
Which brings me to
this... Kevin Spacey what in the world have you done to your hair??
Or should I say where did you leave your bald spot and thinning
hair? Have you checked the lost and found at the last airport you
were at? Is Grecian Formula a show sponsor? Hair Club For Men? The
pictures from the last few appearances have been alarming to say the
Kevin and House of
Cards were on the cover of last Sunday's Washington Post Sunday
Style issue. The Washington Post called it an on-demand thriller.
I'd have mentioned it on Saturday when I got the Sunday newspaper
supplements with the Saturday paper but I don't have a computer at
home these days and I can't update the site on my Nook.
was quite surprised and excited last week to receive an autographed
picture of Kevin in the mail. As to be expected this made him
totally unbearable to be around and I promised to post the picture
on his website but since I haven't updated his site in a few years I
couldn't remember the password and well... here it is now. Obviously
this is a picture from House of Cards since as we all know Kevin
Spacey doesn't have that much hair. Or he didn't. But we definitely
know it's not that color!
January 2, 2013 The
cataract surgery went very well with no complications. Now I'm just
waiting to get my glasses back which should be within the next few
days. I only needed to switch out the left lens but they couldn't
get the same kind of lens to match the right lens so I had to get
new lenses for both sides and since my "old" frames were just over a
year old, I had them use those instead of buying new frames and have
been wearing an older pair of glasses which have been giving me some
eye strain which has been causing some headaches.
What a pain!
The hit counter
doesn't work on the entrance page anymore. Curses.
November 15, 2012
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
House of Cards/Netflix
Then, if you can't
get the trailer to play at Netflix, you can try watching it on the Empire
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 seems
to be the case. My own family got by with flickering lights, rain
that seemed 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
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 and Noble this morning. I'm
sure I'm not the only one.
October 26, 2012
Someone is feeling
very old today and it's not Kevin Spacey. Today is Driving Mr.
Spacey's 12th birthday! Pay It Forward was the movie that was out
when the site started.
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.
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
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
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
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
1. What led you to
2. How often
did/do you journal?
3. What tools or
techniques help/helped you to journal?
4. 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
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
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:
Thanks for the
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
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 below is from
the Baltimore Sun newspaper last week. I scanned it with my new
scanning wand while laying in bed with tonsillitis.
December 7, 2011
Margin Call will be in the theaters in the UK on January 13. You can
find their UK release Facebook page
I need to stop
updating the news page in the wee hours when I can't sleep. I just
noticed that a few things I've posted lately make no sense. I've
corrected those things.
I saw the Father
of Invention DVD at Target when I was doing some Christmas shopping
a few days ago. I was hoping someone would get it for me for
Christmas but I don't think I ever told anyone. Maybe I'd better
According to an
online article, Kevin is supposed to be staying on some fabulously
luxurious and expensive yacht suitable for big parties while he's in
Australia for Richard III. Did anyone else get an invitation for a
party on a yacht? I never got one.
December 4, 2011
If you don't follow Kevin
on Facebook you may have missed the following. A chance to direct
him in your own short film. Be sure to check out the rules and
regulations to avoid disappointment at a later date.
Have some money
laying around and you don't know what to do with it? Say between
$1,250 and $50,000? How about attending the Old Vic New York Benefit
Gala in NYC next month? I'm not sure what type of tickets or size of
tables are still available but according to the letter I received,
you can contact Marianne Carey Hayes at (212)245-6570 Ext 16 or fax
at (212) 581-8717 or email
They can tell you
what benefits you get by purchasing individual tickets or
November 20, 2011
I have added a new test page that will have some Spacey holiday
videos that I made on JibJab.com. The 80's hair band video is the first one I
did this season and the mouths are not quite where they should be
but enjoyable anyway. Sometimes the videos load, sometimes they
don't. I'll be adding a few more in the next few days.
the American Airlines commercial above with singing Spacey elves. I
hope it works. If the video doesn't start quickly, try again later.
One time it started immediately and the next time it counted 1
minute and 26 seconds. I'd suggest hitting play and going to get a
cup of coffee. Same with the videos on the tester page if they don't
start immediately. My sister likes this one. At the end of the video
it has a button for making your own at Jibjab but the link takes you
to an error page. So you would want to go to
November 15, 2011 -
I have updated the Links page. I have added a few newer things and
deleted some old links that are no longer working. if there is a
link that you think should be listed, let me know. I have also made
a few updates to the site FAQ page.
I have also
noticed that the links bars on some of the pages are sending people
to pages that are not connected in the navigation chart for the
site. I'd suggest using the UP button on the tops of the pages to
take you back to the index page instead of using the back and next
link bars until I figure out what is going on.
**I think I have
the navigation link bars fixed now. What a mess. Only about half of
the pages on the Map page were connecting to the next page in the
series so many sections of the site were only available through the
Map page. Kevin's tribute to Jason Robards is now back in the
Theatre section where it belongs as well.
November 11, 2011 - A new
commercial campaign for American Airlines starring you know who
starts on UK television tomorrow but I'm being allowed to offer a
peek of it on Driving Mr. Spacey today. **The commercial had to be
sacrificed to make room for the singing Kevin elves.
I hope it works!
Thank you to Emma. There are a few more smaller spots that you can
find once that commercial plays, btw.
If you are looking
for Margin Call at a theater near you, you can find the current
availability at the following link. Thanks to Kimberly for that
Find a theater near you.
October 17, 2011 -
Kevin is on the
schedule for tomorrow morning's Live w/ Regis & Kelly. I guess he's
winging his way across the country for his stop in San Francisco.
Check your local listings for the time in your area.
Oh, he's also scheduled for the Today show tomorrow morning. No idea
which segment though.
New film Margin Call premiers.
October 5, 2011 -
will be available on Movies on Demand starting October 11th. Thanks
to Rossana for the info.
23, 2011 -
It has been hinted
to me that perhaps I could mention that Richard III is not a one man
show. That there are other actors involved. Well, I guess I could
mention that but why would someone be looking here for information
on other actors and their performing schedules?
Attention all of you fans in the Asturias region of Spain.
Kevin and Richard III will be at the Centro Niemeyer in Avilés next
week from Wednesday (September 28!) through October 1.
Gonna be in Italy in October? Kevin will be too.
The Napoli Teatro Festival Italia will be presenting Richard III.
October 14 and 15 at the Teatro Politeama. I guess that would be
More info and tickets can be found at the following link:
Teatro Festival Italia
Maybe you'd prefer
to meet up with him in Sydney, Australia?
The Lyric Theatre
at Star City. December 1-10, 2011
China might be
fun. Singapore is still part of China, isn't it? Was it ever? No, I
don't think it is. I'll have to Google that. Anyway, how about the Singapore Repertory Theatre between November 17
and November 26?
*** According to Spacey fan Joyce,
Singapore is not in China but Beijing is which is where Richard III
will be found November 11 - November 13, 2011 at the National Centre
for the Performing Arts. Link for ticket info below:
I think I have all
of the correct dates and times. Some of these may be sold out. I had read that the San Francisco and Sydney venues might
Thank you to
Joyce, Valerie and Laura.
September 9, 2011 - What a
horrible month! Mother briefly but unexpectedly in the hospital,
East Coast Earthquake of 2011, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Lee,
slipped on the marble floor of the lobby at work when I stepped on a
wet spot (and man, am I sore and bruised), lights flickering at
home, losing power at the office, ceiling at the office leaking
during huge rain downpour on Wednesday, lost the flash drive with
all of the files for the site and couldn't update until today
(!!!)... so how are things where you are?
and Lisa from a few years ago? At least I think it was a few
years ago. Let's say it was a few years ago however long ago it was.
You can watch it
here if you missed it
the first time around. Thank you to Hamish for the link. There are
some other Spacey/Old Vic related videos to be found there too. Very
clear and sharp.
Richard III is
wrapping up at the Old Vic on Sunday and the play is going on the
road. A Spacey fan reminds me that I had not posted that it is going
to be performed next month in San Francisco. Confession time - I
lost her email which she sent me quite a while ago so I don't
remember her name just that she has tickets for October. Thank you
Spacey fan... er, Jane? Julia? Update - Turns
out that was Valerie.
2011 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.
Spacey fan Carla
directed me to a great review of the play. You can read it
here. Thank you Carla.
July 2, 2011 -
There is a
full page article about Horrible Bosses in tomorrow's Washington
Post newspaper. One large picture that does not contain Kevin Spacey
although the painting behind the other people looks like Kevin, a
dog and a woman.
The reporter was
interviewing some of the cast members on a conference call. This is
the only part of the article that mentions Kevin:
Kevin Spacey plays the most horrible
boss of all: the unethical,
mean-spirited psycho who turns the life
of Bateman’s character into the office
equivalent of daily waterboarding.
go back to that conference call.
Even though Colin Farrell’s character
was willing to let people die in — where
was it, Bolivia? — Kevin Spacey is
definitely the one who does the most
psychological damage to his employee.
Bateman: I may have just been more
effective at playing hurt and vulnerable
than you guys.
It could all be Bateman’s performance.
Sudeikis: Spacey [is the most
That’s two votes for Spacey.
Bateman, again to reporter: Basically,
just to sum up the answer — and I don’t
mean to write for you but — Bateman is a
on there, Bateman. In an economy where
good jobs are rare, let’s let the
reporter do her job.
makes this summer the ideal time, climate for
‘Horrible Bosses’ by Jen Cheney.
Full article plus
a few pictures (#2 is the one in the paper) can be found
here. You may need to
sign up to read the article.
I've made 3 whole
updates to the Old Vic News page! If you're interested, the link is
on the black box under the picture at the top of the page.
June 29, 2011 -
official website for Horrible Bosses can be found
Trailers, wallpaper and the usual
I was going to use
the picture above (or to the side depending on how it's showing up!) for Richard III
as the site entrance picture. Maybe
I'll move this once Horrible Bosses has finished it's run.
April 6, 2011 -
Washington Post, Style section, page C2 -
Source by Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
Stars - they
have so much to teach us. And pretty much any day of the week,
they're in Washington to tell us how to do better. Tuesday's
visitor: Kevin Spacey.
House Office Building
Cause: A breakfast
kicking off the annual Arts Advocacy Day.
What he wants:
More 2012 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts than the
proposed $67.5 million.
How he looked:
Sleek in a gray suit.
late-arriving Alec Baldwin, whose flight was weather-delayed.
congressional committee where Spacey was scheduled to testify had to
cancel because of the larger budget debate, reports our colleague
Jacqueline Trescott, so he used his talking points at the breakfast.
Sound bite: "An
NEA grant isn't about the art itself - it's about our country
sending the elevator back down so that a new creative idea can get a
chance to prove itself."
Whom we passed up
to see them: "Law & Order: SVU" star Tamara Tunie testifying on
child abuse deaths.
picture of Kevin and Alec Baldwin in the print edition of the paper.
February 26, 2011 -
Kevin Spacey Foundation
actors, writers, directors and producers.
Spacey fan Vivienne and her husband Bob tipped me off to this:
Kevin will co-host an 80th birthday celebration for Soviet
ex-President Gorbachev next month in London.
Tomorrow night: Oscar chat! DMS chat room anytime during the awards.
With any luck the room will be working!
January 13, 2011 -
Kevin is scheduled
to be on the Colbert Report tonight. Check your local listings for
the time in your area. Thanks to Jennifer for the reminder.
Kevin will be a presenter on the Critic's Choice Movie Awards on VH1
tomorrow night at 9pm EST. Thanks to Zannie for that info.
Picture above from the Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award which
honored Kevin this year.
You don't know how bad I want to make a hobbit/Lord of the Rings
sequel joke after seeing this picture:
Kevin Spacey, Armie Hammer, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg at
the 2011 Board of Review of Motion Pictures gala in New York City on
January 3, 2011 -
2011 is shaping up to be very Spacey. New TV slots swiped directly
from Casino Jack via Spacey fan Joanne at Facebook:
Tuesday night (1/4) - NBC - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (this is on
right after Jay Leno)
Wednesday (1/5) - Syndicated in the AM - Live w/Regis & Kelly
Wednesday (1/5) - E! - Chelsea Lately (check the listings for that
as it's on several times in the evening.)
Thursday (1/6) - The less said about this the better. I am very
envious of the fans going to see him in NYC.
Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin's co-star in The Usual Suspects and The
Shipping News has died. I always enjoyed watching him.
need to go through all of the old movie sections and delete the old
links for official movie sites that are not on the web any longer.
The Shipping news site is gone now but I'd hate for a repeat of the
"ex-Beyond The Sea site is now a porn site" mess to be repeated.
December 19, 2010 -
Happy Birthday to my sister Suzanne who wishes to remain anonymous!!
Last year she was in the hospital having her second surgery in less
than a week and there was a blizzard swirling and now it's been a
year and she hasn't been back in the hospital since. Very good news!
missed Kevin on Keith Olberman several days ago and then barely
caught him on the Today show and he has now posted at Facebook that
he has an appearance on Conan coming up fast. I'll have to find out
There is an article about Kevin in today's Washington Post
newspaper. The Arts section. Usual stuff except for the very large
color picture of Kevin and the smaller still from Casino Jack. I'll
post more about that after I get back from shopping.
December 8, 2010 -
Kevin is scheduled
to be on the Jimmy Kimmel and the Tavis Smiley shows next week. I
assume he's still supposed to be on Kimmy Kimmel next week. He's
showing on their web site for next Tuesday but Kevin has posted on
Facebook that he did the show last night. I'm hoping he filmed
something for later. I've posted the links to both shows on the
site's Calendar page (link in the black box above) so you can check
for times and channels in your area.
December 2, 2010
interview at the NYT Arts & Leisure Weekend next month is sold out.
There are no more tickets available.
Tickets for the London production of Richard III at the Old Vic
Theatre go on sale next month. January 31, 2011 on the Old Vic web
site. The play will run there from June 18 - September 11, 2011.
The play will also
be at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York in 2012,
running from January 10 - March 4, 2012 but no date has
been announced for when tickets go on sale.
I have updated the
Calendar page to reflect these new dates.
big computer died and hasn't been replaced and I've been doing site
updates using a tiny notebook so can't tell how things are looking
in a more regular size so if anything looks kind of "off" that is
why. My favorite picture program that I used on my old computer is
not usable on the notebook so I haven't been able to make any new
collages so am being forced to recycle old ones. This is why the new
entrance page picture may seem familiar.
Someone emailed me a month or two ago to tell me how her friends had
managed to get her Kevin's autograph after seeing him in person and
I have lost the email and never replied back to her. Was that email
from...Julie or Julia? I'm still trying to find your email, but if I
don't I was going to tell you that this was very exciting news for
you and that you are very lucky and you have nice friends.
November 13, 2010 -
This next bit has nothing to do with Kevin Spacey other than while
I've been searching online for a K-PAX screensaver I have also been
watching E.T. on HBO. I must say that times sure have changed. Mom
leaves 5 year old Gertie home alone (or so she thinks) while she
goes to Elliott's school and tells Gertie to stay in the house.
Today the only way a 5 year old girl would be left alone in a movie
would be because she was going to be kidnapped, murdered or set the
house on fire trying to deep-fry a turkey while her mother runs to
the store to buy some extra cranberry sauce so the mother could be
hauled away by social services leading to a very dramatic courtroom
conclusion as the mother tries to get her child back.
Not long ago I was watching an old Lana Turner/Bob Hope film in
which Bob was a writer living in a new suburban neighborhood which
looked eerily like the neighborhood that E.T., Mom and Gertie lived
in 15 16 or 17 years later. In one very shocking scene, a little
neighborhood girl even younger than Gertie was waiting ALONE IN A
CAR OUTSIDE A SUPERMARKET and Bob comes along and the little girl
GETS OUT OF THE CAR AND GOES INTO THE STORE WITH HIM and when the
mother sees her little girl with a strange man she asks the child
why she wasn't waiting in the car like Mommy told her to! Then, even
though the mom has never met the man before, when the little girl
tells her mommy that she's going to help the man shop, the mommy
says that's ok, that she'll be in another part of the store! Surely
even back in the very early 1960's mom's didn't let their little 4
year olds walk off with strange men. The times weren't *that*
different than they are today.
November 12, 2010 -
Spacey fan Laura
has informed me that you can get tickets to see Kevin in person at
the New York Times 10th Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend on January 6,
2011. Click on the link for more info and to buy tickets. Sadly,
(sniff) I will be unable to attend so that means there's still one
unsold ticket (sniff) to be found. If you're lucky enough to attend,
just remember who told you about it.
Kevin Spacey representing film.
Thursday, January 6, 2010
The Times Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
Tickets are $30. Non-refundable
Now, on to local Casino Jack news. Apparently, Kevin hosted a
special Washington, DC showing of Casino Jack on Wednesday night.
There was a large mention of this in today's Washington Post Style
The Washington Post
Style, page C2
The Reliable Source
by Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
jury of their sneers
in front of a
Pretty much the
That was the
at an E Street
of the Kevin
sponsored by the
Jane Harman and
Ben Bradlee in
You didn't have
to be a
expert on the
schemes of the
wince at the
Bob Ney getting
the halls of
in town"? Don't
is Hollywood for
hour where a
for his links to
gets slugged in
the face by
line: "You just
reporter for The
There was just
too weary to
take it all on
Q&A, so he let
Spacey off the
hook with mild
"How'd ya get
shoot on the
the MSNBC anchor
"I think we call
it CGI," the
dryly. "We shot
it all in
The movie was
meant to "shed a
light on a
process that is
a culture," said
Spacey. "When we
look at the kind
of money that
needs to be
maybe we can
make some points
Well, what kind?
begin by cutting
back on costly
could serve the
campaign ads for
then "run them
don't know how
to do that.
Because of the
The mood was a
little flat, as
been at many
two weeks ago in
Denver at age
47. Spacey said
the movie for a
"He was finally
as a great
A man in the
said he was a
just a heavy,
"he was dorky,"
the friend said.
"He was a dorky
guy. I thought
you did a
There is a nice picture of Kevin and Chris Mathews on the paper's
site but it is different from the picture in the newspaper. The
picture in the paper shows Kevin and CM facing a handful of
The Posts's link doesn't work so go to The Washington Post, Arts &
Living, Style, the article about Kevin and Casino Jack.
The movie chats
are back for the holidays. I'll be posting a schedule on the chat
entrance page. Tomorrow night's movie is The Ref. 9pm EST.
November 10, 2010 -
Kevin is going to be on Hardball w/ Chris Mathews
Kevin is supposed
to be on Andrea Mitchell's show on MSNBC at 1pm EST today.
A spacey-ish type fan saw it earlier while watching MSNBC. It's supposed to be part of his Casino Jack press. I don't know if
he's live or pre-taped though.
Kevin says (ok, I stole that from a post he made on Facebook)
there's a Trigger Street Productions comic book on the stands at
Wal-Mart starting today. Their tagline is:
"When aliens wipe out Earth’s superheroes, the worlds’ super-villains become mankind’s last hope in defeating the alien invasion."
November 9, 2010 -
Hmm. Unusual new
look Kevin was sporting yesterday. I'm hoping he was caught in the
wind because as a new look, this one just doesn't work. From Los
Angeles last night where Casino Jack had it's premier.
November 5, 2010 -
was in L.A. yesterday to be a presenter at the BAFTA LA 2010
He seems to be
wearing a tiny version of his CBE award on his lapel. This is going
to be shown on the TV Guide channel on November 7. 8pm EST with a
half hour red carpet pre-show. International info below this lovely
I've been informed that the awards
will be seen in France, Canada, the UK, Poland, Belgium, the
Netherlands, Luxembourg; Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and
throughout the Pan Asian territories including Singapore, South
Korea and more so check your own TV listings and networks if you are
outside the United States. Kevin is there to present an award to
Jeff Bridges for the
Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Thanks to
Allie for the additional info.
It was nice of Kevin, BAFTA LA and
the TV Guide network to give me an early birthday gift of his
presence on American TV!
November 4, 2010 -
The official website for Casino Jack:
had an exciting day yesterday. He received an honorary CBE
(Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to
drama in England. Thanks to Sue and Laura. Click the link for
November 2, 2010 -
This would have
been fun for Halloween... 60 minutes of Spacey Brain Picking!
"Last night, Krug hosted the annual Krug Mind Share auction at
Sotheby’s, London, auctioning the world’s greatest Minds from the
fields of finance, business, politics, art and entertainment.
This project brought together individuals who, through a quest for
excellence, ambition and often a maverick spirit have succeeded in
their given field - the very traits that drove Joseph Krug when he
started Krug champagne in 1843. This year, Minds have generously
given up one of their most treasured resources - their time, for
100% of the auction proceeds to be donated to their charity of
Carphone Warehouse owner, David Ross bought Kevin Spacey for £9k,
with the auction proceeds going to the Old Vic Trust."
wonder what I'd want to know from Kevin if I only had 60 minutes to
talk with him? Thanks to Kaydine for that info.
Planning to be in London on November 21 and have some time and money
available? You could go see the 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic. From
the Old Vic:
A host of
acclaimed actors, directors and writers will generously lend
their extraordinary talent to write and rehearse six short plays
before performing them on The Old Vic stage, all within 24
ultimate theatrical challenge that culminates with an exclusive
post show party for our valiant participants.
donate their services to The Old Vic so the final cast, which
depends on artists' availability nearer the time, is announced
during the month of performance.
The 24 Hour
Plays Celebrity Gala is in aid of The Old Vic Theatre Trust and
is the chief fundraiser for Old Vic New Voices, our
entrepreneurial department which works in schools and the
community to address poverty of aspiration and supports young
Since The Old
Vic receives no government subsidy, this event is vital to
enable this on-going work.
appreciate your support in enabling this brilliant work to
develop by buying tickets for this event.
As well as
tickets, there are unique opportunities to bid on our silent
auction, including the chance to bid for The Golden Ticket,
which will provide
a chance to be involved with all 24 hours of The 24 Hour Plays
information please visit
www.oldvictheatre.com or contact Tamsin on 020 7401 9280 or
October 26, 2010 -
Today Driving Mr.
Spacey! is 10 years old. I'm trying to find the picture I used as
the first entrance page photo. I'll post it once I do.
October 23, 2010 -
feels the need to email me, the Halloween picture on the entrance
page is just supposed to be fun for Halloween. It's not supposed to
be satanic or demonize Kevin. I always enjoy it. Funny that I
usually get a few complaints about *that* picture but I don't recall
ever getting any negative feedback about the 2 pictures (below)
which I had used at various times on the Spacey Halloween poll
confirmation page. That would have been waaay back when the polls
were working, of course. It's too bad my favorite old photo program
won't work on the computer I'm using now.
Old Driving Mr. Spacey! Spacey poll trivia - The top 3 multiple
choice picks for the question "Why is Kevin afraid of Halloween?"
1. He hates it when he eats all the Halloween candy he bought in September
and has to go back and buy more in October.
2. Last year when he handed out sticks of sugar-free gum, a little girl
kicked him in the shins.
3. When he was 14, he caught a bad cold waiting in a pumpkin patch for the
Great Pumpkin to appear.
And the most common write-in answer for what costume he should wear?
His birthday suit.
October 2, 2010 -
I've been reading a lot of great things about Social Network. There
have been articles in the local paper. But one thing has been
missing for the most part. References to the executive producer and
his production company.
Having said that,
you can catch an interview at the following link. Kevin was part of
IMDB's anniversary video of the day thing. Trigger Street's Dana
Brunetti is also interviewed. Thanks to Jennifer for the info.
And this is the
link for the official site:
September 22, 2010 -
For fans who will
be in London on October 3, 2010!
2 tickets to hear Kevin Spacey talk about his life at London’s
Criterion Theatre on Sunday 3 October at 8pm.
Or buy tickets –
there’s 20% off all seats costing £25, £50 or £60 or £120 for
the exclusive pre-show champagne reception and ticket. Offer
To buy tickets visit
www.beatbloodcancers.org/kevinspacey or call 020 7685 1022.
If you could
ask Kevin Spacey anything, what would it be?
Send us your
question for a chance to win two free tickets to ‘A Special
Audience with Kevin Spacey’. Who knows, you may get a chance to
ask him on the night!
We will pick
2 winners who will
each receive a PAIR of
To enter, send your
question, along with your name, email address and contact
telephone number to
Competition closes 4pm,
Tuesday 28 September with winner announced on Wednesday 29
(Be sure to use the email link mentioned above and not the email
link to contact Driving Mr. Spacey. The site is not affiliated with
the event, I'm just passing along the info.)
September 14, 2010 -
I've started a new
page. Since the site celebrates it's 10th anniversary next month,
I've decided to share some old Spacey things that are found
elsewhere on the site as well as some of my own reminiscences from
the years past.
September 8, 2010 - Gonna
be in London next month? I got the following info in an email this
morning (BTW, spellings are British):
Hollywood and theatre star, will share stories in a special
‘Audience with’ event to support Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Kevin will be interviewed at the evening, hosted by Alastair
Campbell and Ed Victor. The intimate ambience of the Criterion
Theatre means the audience can put their own questions directly to
Kevin during the evening.
‘A Special Audience With Kevin Spacey’ will take place at the
Criterion Theatre on Sunday 3 October at 8pm. There are a limited
number of tickets including a champagne reception hosted by Alastair
and Ed from 6.30pm available for £120 each. Seats for the show only
are for £25, £50 or £60 depending on their location in the theatre.
For further information and to book, please contact Sophie Garrett
on 020 7685 1022 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
August 27, 2010
Sad news. Kevin Spacey has
no interest in recording a Christmas album. I know, you're all as
devastated as I am. No CD with a cover shot of Kevin in a bulky
sweater sitting in front of a roaring fire. No accompanying DVD sold
only at Target. No singing a selection from the album on a Macy's
Thanksgiving float. No stops off at local PBS stations to showcase a
pre-recorded TV special. No Kevin Spacey Christmas Extravaganza
tickets being given away with a pledge of $500 or more. I guess
we'll just have to make do with Johnny Mathis this year.
August 26, 2010
news! Something to look forward to. Kevin will be appearing in a
stage production of Richard III at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's
Harvey Theater in New York from February - April of 2012 followed by
a short international tour winding up at the Old Vic in May of 2012
for 4 months followed by a longer international tour. More details
will be coming later. This is very exciting news! This announcement
has been on many news and gossip sites today. Thanks Linda.
August 24, 2010 -
expected to be at the Toronto International Film Festival next
month. Thanks to Spacey fan Carla for the following link.
Guests at TIFF 2010
August 19, 2010 - HBO has
snapped up the developing rights for a new Triggerstreet TV show.
Which could possibly star none other than Kevin himself if all the
news blips on the web are true. It's currently called The Crux and
will be about the leader of a high-profile cult. I hope this gets
made and that Kevin will star in it.
I just noticed
this entry on the Calendar page:
TV - PBS - Kevin narrates On Record:
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (Fall 2010)
I haven't seen
anything else about this since I originally added it to the calendar
but Fall is right around the corner. Hopefully it won't be on during
August 16, 2010 -
I am going insane! I've been trying to get the polls and Feedback
pages working again but so far they are resisting every attempt.
I've removed the link for the Feedback form from the Map page for
I've moved some of
the news from the bottom of this page to the news archives pages.
Now this page just goes back 2 years! I'll be moving more to the
Only 70 days until
the site will celebrate it's 10th birthday!
August 13, 2010 -
Kevin says on
Facebook today that he signed both letters. I may have to set up
side by side comparison photos and poll the readers.
August 12, 2010 -
Kevin thanks his fans at Driving Mr. Spacey for the birthday card
we sent. He's a fun guy. I really need to either get my scanner
fixed or buy a new one.
Shhhh ...Don't let on
to the bear but that' doesn't look like Kevin's signature. Someone else must have signed
the letter in his place.
August 11, 2010 -
I'm loopy after having dental work so hopefully this will be
coherent. If not, I'll fix it tomorrow!
KevieBear received an exciting piece of mail. From London! It's a
thank you letter from Kevin, for the birthday card KevieBear sent to
him. As you can imagine, K-Bear is now impossible to live with and
is ignoring the fact that the signature on the letter does not look
like any Spacey signature any of us fans have ever seen before.
KBear thinks it is some kind of secret code, but hasn't figured it
Did you catch Kevin on that AFI tribute to Mike Nichols that was on
TV last month? I thought at the time that it must be a rare occasion
these days when he finds himself to be the youngest person in the
May 31, 2010
is going to be hosting a 192nd birthday bash/fundraiser for the Old
Vic Theatre on July 1st. There will be a champagne reception,
dinner, art auction and a very special musical performance by Paul
McCartney. Fans who are too young to know why he is such an
impressive guest, he was the Justin Bieber of a 1960's singing group
called The Beatles. Big bucks will get you a premium table! Ticket
info on the Old Vic web site. Click on the pic to the left to take
you to the OV site.
Reports say that Kevin has signed to do a film called Margin Call
which will co-star Stanley Tucci, Carla Gugino and Zachary Quinto.
other film news, Target was selling Men Who Stare at Goats for $10
May 23, 2010
Kevin is now the voice of KAYAK as well as the voice of Honda.
Some have reported seeing his commercial while watching manly
sporting shows on ESPN. I however came across it during an episode
of Say Yes to the Dress.
in the Garden of Good and Evil is being re-released on DVD Tuesday,
It appears to be a repackaging of an earlier version but this time
will be part of a Clint Eastwood collection. MGGE can be purchased
as a separate DVD though. I've seen it advertised at Amazon and
Barnes & Noble. The descriptions at both places just say that there
are subtitles, widescreen and full screen versions on the disc. The
lovely new cover is very striking though, as you can see for
few weeks ago, I received in the mail, a small note card from Kevin
thanking me, his fans at Driving Mr. Spacey, the chat room fans,
KevieBear and my sister for the annual Christmas card. I posted a
tiny piece of the card at Twitpic since KevieBear was quite excited
to see part of his name in Kevin's own handwriting.
April 1. 2010
These stories get weirder and weirder. Now the Old Vic has announced
that they have taken legal action against a man who claims to be
Kevin's son. He'd been seen lurking in the park near the theater and
has tried to enter the theater while trying to catch Kevin when he
was at work. The theater spokesman said that while he does look like
Kevin, Kevin denies being even remotely related to the man and has
said he'll take him to court and force a DNA test if he doesn't
stop bothering Kevin and his friends and family. The official
statement is here.
March 30, 2010
Kevin's picture was in this morning's Washington Post newspaper and
this time they didn't use the picture of him with socialite poodle
Campari. No sirree, they used a very tiny color headshot. And it
even has his name under the picture this time!
The Washington Post, Style, page C2.
The Reliable Source by Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
This Just In
Another long-awaited film - "Casino Jack," in which Kevin Spacey
plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff - has found a distributor,
Metropolitan Inc., which announced Monday that it will release the
movie in theaters this fall, Variety Reports.
have just one small complaint. OK, more than one small complaint.
First, Kevin's picture is smaller than the one used of that annoying
Rod Blagojevich who is only shown because he's on Celebrity
Apprentice and second, Kevin's picture is the only one from the
paper which is not shown on the Post's online site. They have a
large picture of Jack Abramoff instead. BTW - I was going to tear
out the small item for posterity but decided that the entire page
might be worth saving. I mean, how many times are we going to see
Kevin Spacey on the same newspaper page as Kukla, Fran and Ollie? I
won't even mention that K,F & O have a much larger picture and an
entire article devoted to them.)
was reading an online article the other day that was saying that a
new Superman film was in the very early stages of pre-pre-production
but no word on whether any of the actors from the previous film,
such as say, Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, will be asked to return to
reprise their roles. His being in Superman Returns was the only
reason I saw that one.
The Men Who Stare at Goats is now available on DVD and you can catch
Kevin on the "making of" type thing on it.
March 29, 2010
Kevin has taken to Twitter and Facebook to refute the odd rumors
that Kate Moss is going to be in a play at the Old Vic. This is not
March 12, 2010
London's Apollo Theatre will play host to a
star-studded, one-off theatre show celebrating the
evening will feature performance of tribal prose and
poetry from some of the UK and Hollywood’s leading
actors and musicians including
Julie Christie, Mackenzie Crook, Sinead Cusack, Colin
Firth, Emilia Fox, Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Mark
Rylance, Danny Sapani, John Sessions, Juliet Stevenson,
Ken Stott, Zoe Wanamaker, and James Wilby. There will
also be a performance by Bruce Dickinson, Jon Lord and
unique theatrical event is inspired by the words and
images of tribal peoples featured in the recently
published book ‘We Are One – a celebration of tribal
peoples’ to mark the 40th anniversary of Survival
International, the world's foremost tribal rights
The event will be held on Sunday April 18th.
Thanks to Matthew of Survival International for the info.
January 17, 2010
Kevin tweeted on Twitter and posted to Facebook last night that he
has been traveling to LA, NYC, London and will be heading to China
There seems to be some question about whether he is really on
Facebook and which Kevin Spacey on Facebook he really is. Yes, he is
really on Facebook. He took over one of the fan-started Kevin
Spacey's and is now that Kevin Spacey himself.
real Kevin Spacey on Facebook
Watched Moon last night. I enjoyed it. The company that released it
should have had a competition to get people into the theaters to see
it when it was out. There could have been a fabulous prize for
whoever correctly guessed how many times Kevin said the word "Sam".
People would have been forced to see it more than once since they'd
have forgotten they were counting.
January 16, 2010
Wow. I can't believe how long it's been since I updated the site!
Let's see... Kevin's play ended. He went on vacation.
Moon is available on home video now. I rented it from Netflix. Gonna
watch it tonight during the chat if anyone else wants to join me.
9pm EST in the chat room. Link on the map page. Entertainment Weekly
says that Moon is probably going to become a cult classic.
need a fantastic new picture for the entrance page. I'll have to go
through my old magazines and find one. One of the (few) complaints
that I receive about the current one is that it doesn't look like
Kevin Spacey. I disagree. I think it does. Granted, it's a few years
old but it's not like he's not recognizable in it.
November 11, 2009
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.
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!
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
Driving Mr. Spacey! will be 9 years old on Monday. That is so hard
August 13, 2009 -
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.
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
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.
Friday 28 August 1/4
11:30am-12noon BBC RADIO 4
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
More info found at
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 -
rumored to be on Letterman on July 21. Thanks to Joanne.
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 -
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 -
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!
6, 2009 - Kevin has announced that he has withdrawn from the Tony awards
You can own one of Kevin's ties! Pictures are up and to the right!
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:
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:
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.
golfing for his current movie role.
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
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
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 -
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:
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 -
Kevin's red socks last night when he was on Leno.
May 9, 2009 -
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.
Conquests have 7 nominations for the Tony Awards. Big Thanks to
Kevin himself for tweeting everyone the news.
May 2, 2008 -
a new look to his web site these days. Plus I've added a new (short)
adventure there instead of to the site here.
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:
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
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
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 -
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 -
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. I've been trying
to figure out what to do for his birthday this year and I have one
idea. I've put it on another page. You can check it out and let me
know what you think.
March 30, 2009 -
yesterday, officially Kevin does. He had about 3300 followers at
lunch time today.
KevieBear is also on Twitter. He's very cutting edge as anyone will
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
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 -
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.
Playbill News: Kevin Spacey to Receive Eugene O'Neill Theater
Center's Monte Cristo Award
Movie Chat -
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.
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
Kevin Spacey, got it?
In spite of some earlier problems, Kevin's new directorial effort
Complicit is on at the Old Vic.
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 -
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 -
- 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
Thanks to Matt for
#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.