Thursday, April 18, 2024

Larry Hagman: “Dallas” Reboot Should Be Shot in Dallas


Leah Sydney reports from the AARP celebrity dinner in Hollywood last night.

Larry Hagman is not happy. He says that the “Dallas” reboot series for TNT may not be shot in Dallas.

“They’re still deciding where we’re going to shoot it-they’re still dickering-and they might make up their mind tomorrow. I’m not happy about it-we should shoot there-it’s called “Dallas” for goodness sake.  Where the hell us should we shoot it?  I can’t believe this is even up for discussion.  It’s all about the hotels, the sets all that stuff-comes down to money. But I’d be less than thrilled if it was not shot there.  I mean, come on people –it’s called Dallas for a reason.”

Hagman did tell us which movies he liked this year. “Black Swan-different, dark –interesting.  I liked The Kids are All Right, too- quirky.  Love Annette Bening.“

Guests at the Beverly Wilshire dinner–hosted by Dana Delany and Peter Gallagher–included Tony Bennett, Mickey  and Jan Rooney, Susan Blakely, Penelope Ann Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Martin Landau, Andy Garcia, Peter Guber, Angela Lansbury, Ed Begley Jr, Rebecca DeMornay, Mimi Rogers, Michael Nouri, Cheryl Ladd, Jaclyn Smith, John Wells, Alan Thicke, Taraji Henson, Hal Holbrooke, Phylicia Rashad and sister Debbie Allen. Carl Reiner hosted and Robert Redford was honored (see next story).

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