He just told ESPNDallas as much. Despite the NFL lockout, he’s allowed by the league to be at the Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s nuptials, which are taking place Saturday at Arlington Hall in Dallas’ Lee Park. Drove by there on my way to work and a massive tent structure was already well on its way to completion.
Jerry also offers this note about his ticket to the affair: Â ”one of prettiest invitations I’ve ever seen.”
Congratulations, Candice. You made the boss happy.
Tim doesn’t think this is real. Something about the kid being too close to the bench, and his hips look funny, and Tim fancying himself (could just end there) as some sort of Photoshop expert. Like, “WAIT — the shadows don’t match.” We already have a Photoshop expert around here, sir, and I don’t see you wearing a vest, so it’s obviously not you. Anyway, that clip comes via the great J.E. Skeets of The Basketball Jones. GO MAVS.
As Bethany noted, last night’s storms caused a little havoc at the Rock of Ages show at the Winspear Opera House. What you didn’t know is that the need to take refuge from the weather brought together the rare confluence of A, B, and C list celebrities that you see above.
Here’s how it was described by the PR rep who passed along the photo:
While taking shelter from Tuesday night’s tornados backstage at the Winspear Opera House, ROCK OF AGES star Constantine Maroulis, got a visit from the Romo/Crawford clan gathered in town for this weekend’s nuptuals. Â Pictured from left are Chace Crawford (brother of the bride), Maroulis, and Tony Romo. Â Also spotted backstage were bride-to-be Candice Crawford and her parents. Â ROCK OF AGES plays the AT&T PAC thru Sunday.
Must be a good day for new beginnings. Chris Heinbaugh, who’s been at Dallas City Hall for nearly four years, says he’s been tapped to become director of external affairs at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, starting June 9. The PAC also recently named Mark Weinstein its new president and CEO, effective next Wednesday.
In his new position Heinbaugh will oversee the PAC’s governmental relations, “institutional” media (in other words he’ll be publicizing the center itself, not specific shows) and community outreach. A reporter for seven years at WFAA-TV (Channel 8), Heinbaugh left there to become Mayor Tom Leppert’s chief of staff, then stayed on as a media and policy adviser to Mayor Dwaine Caraway.
Uncle Barky’s reporting that ex-WFAA and ex-KTVT anchor Scott Sams will be back on the air, sorta. Instead of being on local television screens, he’ll be heard from 5 to 10 a.m. on KRLD with Alice Rios and Mike Rogers starting June 1.
Scott is replacing Ernie Brown, who left in April for a job in Washington, D.C.
The thing to do tonight is not hide in your closet/bath tub/basement/apocalyptic bomb shelter. Meanwhile, I have a crick in my neck from falling asleep cuddled up with my shoe collection.
Right, so, a survival celebration might be in order. If you find yourself in Lower Greenville, you have plenty of options, the first being The Grape’s come-as-you-are wine dinner. I like the restaurant for nostalgic reasons (my first fancy dinner date ever), but it’d be nice to enjoy the food here in a more casual fashion. You get three courses paired with French wines (a white, a red, and a sweet, fortified red blend) for $45, which is not a bad deal. If you prefer hops to grapes, Libertine Bar is doing their own dinner in honor of dearly departed American Craft Beer Week. I’m trying not to make bad A Christmas Carol jokes about the ghost of pilsners past, but there I go. You can still get reservations for both dinners.
And since it’s still only Wednesday, find comfort in the knowledge that there’s an office more hellacious than yours. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical is on at the Music Hall in Fair Park. The film is farcical genius (three female employees “accidentally” kidnap their obnoxious boss), so I’m interested to see how this touring production holds up without the car scenes. Interestingly, the theater scene feels a little bit like an American Idol reunion right now. Constantine Maroulis is holding court in Rock of Ages, and season three runner up Diana DeGarmo is playing Parton’s roll in 9 to 5.
For more things to do with your storm-free evening, go here.
Last night, several hundred people went to AT&T’s Performing Arts Center to see “Rock of Ages,” which I heard is good if you like American Idol and Journey. I kid. I hear it is good. Period. But especially if you like American Idol and Journey.
Anyway, the PAC is all glass, right? When word came that giant hail and big wind and possibly tornadoes were swirling around out there, building management apparently put the lockdown on the place, not letting anyone leave the auditorium for fear they would be sliced and diced, presumably, by theoretical flying glass.
A theater-going FrontBurnervian describes the scene thusly: (more…)
Storms Blow Through North Texas. I followed most of it online, because my TV kept losing signal, or my house kept losing power, or Channel 8 kept refusing to leaveÂ Dancing With the Stars. More wrap-up here.
County Commissioners Threaten to Dismantle Constable’s Office. I don’t have much to add to this, but I think commenter Ben Edmondson said it best when he wrote, “THEY WANT TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION TO STALL THE PROCESS AND NOT GET FIRED, A PEACE OFFICER IS SUPPOST TO FOLLOW ALL LAWS AND CARRY THEM OUT THAT IS THEIR JOB AND NOT LIE AND SAY THEY SERVED THE WARRANTS IN THE LATEST SCANDEL THAT IS GOING ON, ONLY REASON THAT THEY DID IS SO THEY COULD KEEP THEIR JOBS AND NOT GET FIRED, THEY ARE SUPPOST TO SET AN EXAMPLE TOWARDS THE TAX PAYERS AND THE COMMUNITY, AND IF THEY BREAK THE LAW THEY SHOULD PAY THE PRICE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON IS TREATED.” I mean, right?
Josh Hamilton Makes All Rangers Fans Crazy Nervous. He keeps sliding headfirst, even though that’s how he got injured the first time. But, you know, whatever. [Ron Washington catch phrase goes here.]