Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I LOVE THE SHOW "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT." THE GENIUS OF CREATOR MITCH HURWITZ IS DAZZLING. The network version of the show went off the air a while back, but the hard core fans wouldn't let it go. Now Netflix is streaming 15 new episodes starring the same cast--Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, my Jessica, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, David Cross, Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat. In case you've never seen it, go to Netflix and start watching. Your life will be enhanced immeasurably. As for Jessica.......she has always been known for her dramatic film and Broadway acting, but she is one of the funniest people in the world. All she has to do is say
"Hello" or any word she chooses to me, and I can't stop laughing. Jessica's husband, Ron Leibman was not there, but she was cheered on by her daughter Brooke Bowman, v-p of ABC Family and about to give Jessica her first grandchild, and her brother Richard, the star screenwriting professor at UCLA.

Yes, it was parked out front of the party

A screening of two of the new episodes was in the gorgeous landmark Grauman's Theatre. I will call it that no matter who owns it. I just pray that the upgrade it's about to receive isn't a downgrade. There are so many surprise star cameos that I don't want to spoil it for you. It was gasps and laughter all night.

After the screening we all went across the street to the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel. Gigantic plastic ducks were floating in the pool. Wild lighting and music took you into a crazy world--perfect for a crazy, brilliant show like ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.  Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were at the screening, but they had to go home right after because Ellen had a show the next day.

Jessica with Jeffrey Tambor

Ellen and Portia just got smashed by the crowd
Duck Pandemonium

Forget me, look at the ostrich. It's in the series, too

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