Rick Springfield, Jordin Sparks, Shirley Jones and More in Lauralee Bell's Quirky, Funny Family DinnerBy Jamey Giddens on November 15, 2010
Okay, full disclosure. I didn't like the first episode of Lauralee Bell's webcom Family Dinner when it premiered, so I didn't keep watching. Looks like that was a big mistake on my part, because the Funny or Die series has gotten a lot funnier! In the latest installment, Shirley Jones guests as a "musical therapist" resulting in the whacked out family members having some goofy-yet-humorous fantasies featuring their fave singers. Who knew Cricket Blair could be funny? READ MORE
Rocker and ex-General Hospital star Rick Springfield dropped in on The View to talk about his new book, Late, Late at Night, which is now available in book stores. During the visit, he recounts how he attempted suicide as a young person and encourages today’s kids considering suicide to “give it a moment or six weeks, because nothing remains the same.” Watch The View’s interview with Rick Springfield after the jump.
Melissa Parker: Will Eli Love or Noah Drake be back on General Hospital anytime soon?
Rick Springfield: No, kind of with the advent of stuff happening now like the whole Californication thing I’m focusing more there. I went back to General Hospital for a little bit and it was fun for a while but nothing is planned there for the immediate future.
Rick Springfield drops by Oprah tomorrow to make a guest's dreams come true. The episode in which the actor/singer appears features interior designer Nate Berkus participating in a makeover for a high school reunion. Later on in the show, the lucky viewer has a treat in store when Springfield belts out his classic 80's hit "Jessie's Girl" as part of her surprise. I wonder if he'll mention GH tomorrow.
In the 35th anniversary edition of People magazine, singer/actor Rick Springfield chats with American Idol winner, David Archuleta on the realization of being a pop superstar.
What was the moment like when you first realized that you were a musical idol?
Springfield:My first thrill was playing "Jessie's Girl" live and hearing the audience react. It was at a Beach Boys show on the Fourth of July. It was wonderful. The audience started cheering as soon as we played the riff.
Archuleta: For me, the thrill is just that people actually like it. It's neat to see people react to your songs the same way that you would react to someone else's songs.
To see the duo's photoshoot, click here