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.
-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