In my day job, performing for folks is a gas, and I am very tickled to make a nice living as a professional jackass, but it is the production of sawdust and shavings that brings me the most profound satisfaction
Starz is ending “Spartacus” after the upcoming season. Maureen Ryan spoke with Steven DeKnight about the reason the gladiator drama is ending.
I would never want any show that I do to become a chore to watch, and I’ve watched and loved shows like that, where, honestly, towards the end, it was more of a test of wills than actually appointment television. So that was part of it. There were many, many factors that weighed in on the decision to make this the final season. Obviously, Andy Whitfield’s passing influenced how long we wanted to continue the show. And, you know, there’s always economic factors with a show moving forward, especially a show like this that gets more and more massive.
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" breakout star Rosie Pierri on why she decided to come out on TV.
Last season, they flashed me in a few times on the show and I knew I was going to be caught on camera again ‘cause I’m with my sister and the kids and Richie [Kathy’s husband] a lot. So the viewers — it’s not rocket science to figure it out! So I figured they’re gonna see some things, maybe [the tabloids] would say some things or whatever. And the kids, I was getting worried about that.
I didn’t want them to find out that way. I would rather them be talked to about it before they hear. They’re very innocent children, even though they are older. Victoria was 17 and Joey was 15. They didn’t know. They don’t look at me like that; they look at me as their Aunt Rosie. They see as me as funny, happy, having a good time, kidding around. That’s what they see. They don’t see somebody who is gay or not gay; they have a loving heart.