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4/16: Morning Mash with Cadillac Jack, “Drop Dead Diva” casting call

CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Cadillac Jack, morning host at Kicks 101.5, plays a DJ in the Georgia Ensemble Theatre take on “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, running through April 26.

Outside a small bit in high school and modest speaking part on the sitcom “Hope & Faith” a few years ago, Cadillac has virtually no acting experience. “My stomach is in knots every night,” he said. In this case, he plays Hipockets Duncan, a DJ and manager/buddy of the late singer Buddy Holly. He has several speaking lines in a show that’s heavily music and dance. Caddy says he’s the only actor who doesn’t sing and dance (and he claims no talent in either category.)

He said Bob Farley, the director, came by the radio station last fall and when he saw Caddy in the studio, he thought he’d make a perfect Hipockets.

“It’s been awesome so far,” he said. “I’ve had a good time with it. I’m glad I took on this project. My family has been super supportive, as has Kicks.” He said his oldest son, age 10, has even helped him learn his lines.

He chose not to take the modest pay ($600), asking the theater to just funnel it back into its operation.

But tix here.

-A new Lifetime show “Drop Dead Diva” has started production here in metro Atlanta. The biggest name on the cast: comic Margaret Cho.

There’s a casting call this weekend at North DeKalb Mall for extras. Here’s the press release info:

The open call will be held, Saturday, April 18th, 2009 & Sunday, April 19th, 2009 from 10:00am to 6:00pm in the North Dekalb Mall located at 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA 30033. We will be in the Macy’s Wing, across from Ross: Dress For Less. No experience necessary.

If you are interested in being a background extra for this new series, please bring a recent Polaroid-sized photo of yourself.

And here’s the plotline, which seems to come straight out of “Heaven Can Wait”:

When beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb (Brooke D’Orsay) has a fatal car accident, she suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven’s gatekeeper, Fred (Ben Feldman), who declares her a self-centered “zero.” Outraged, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). A brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant (Margaret Cho), Jane has always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. Now, by a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, both personalities must learn to coexist in Jane’s plus-size frame in the ultimate showdown between brains and beauty.

-Mediatakeout reports that Kim Zolziak and NeNe Leakes got into some sort of physical altercation outside an Atlanta restaurant Tuesday night. Hmmm…

The top 7 primetime shows in Atlanta, the week of April 6:

1- “American Idol” (performance), Fox, 4/7, 672,000
2- “American Idol” (results), Fox, 4/8, 609,000
3- WSB tornado coverage, ABC, 4/10, 448,000
4- “NCAA Championship,” CBS, 4/6, 437,000
5- “House,” Fox, 4/6, 408,000 (surprise suicide episode)
6- “24,” Fox, 4/6, 374,000
7- “Dancing With the Stars” (performance), 4/6 351,000
SOURCE: Nielsen Media

Top 5 songs on Kicks 101.5 the past week, according to yes.com
1- “It Happens’ Sugarland
2- “She’s Country” Jason Aldean
3- “Nothin’ to Die For” Tim McGraw
4- “It’s America” Rodney Atkins
5- “Kiss a Girl” Keith Urban

Top 5 songs on 94.9/The Bull
1. “She’s Country” Jason Aldean
2. “It Happens” Sugarland
3. “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Jake Owen
4. “It’s America” Rodney Atkins
5. “Out Last Night” Kenny Chesney

Top 5 songs at 96.7/The Legend
1. “I Tell It Like It Used To Be” T. Graham Brown
2. “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days) – The Judds
3. “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” Mel Mcdaniel
4. “Lookin’ for Love” Johnny Lee
5. “Somebody’s Knockin’ ” Terri Gibbs

Top 5 songs at South 107.1
1. “It’s America” Rodney Atkins
2. “Here Comes Goodbye” Rascal Flatts
3. “She’s Country” Jason Aldean
4. “Nothin’ To Die For” Tim McGraw
5. “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Jake Owen

4 comments Add your comment

Lisa

April 16th, 2009
8:55 am

I am a season ticket holder for GET. I was so surprised at how well Caddy did in the show! Way to go! His character, as well as the others (especially Buddy & the Big Bopper) were spot on!!! This is the best production I’ve seen in a long time! Very enjoyable. I recommend it to everyone.

Vivian

April 16th, 2009
12:18 pm

I was listenting to the Warren Ballentine show this morning 4/16/2009 how can I post my comments directly to Warren Ballentine?

Vicki

April 16th, 2009
12:25 pm

I believe that all the gangs across America Black & latino were formed for a reason and not to claim territory or fight against each other, I believe the gangs were formed to fight the racial war that is about to take place. If the other racist groups are allowed to arm themselve’s and take down innocent people of color then yes I believe these gangs that already exist were put in place for a reason, they need to wake up now and realized they were put in place to protect their race and not hurt their race.

atl1000

April 16th, 2009
12:49 pm

**I believe that all the gangs across America Black & latino were formed for a reason and not to claim territory or **

uhh, hello security, we’ve got a live one over here please!