Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Pop Culture Nerd
Ready for a little glimpse of what a freak I am? Watching the Oscars on Sunday I noticed a familiar face in the audience when they showed the nominees for best original song. It was going to bug me until I figured out who it was. My first guess was James Naughton who played Miranda Priestly's boozy husband in The Devil Wears Prada, but I found nothing in his listing on imdb.com that would explain what he was doing sitting with songwriters from Dreamgirls. Last night while I was looking through the "to-do" list on my Tivo I saw that CSI:NY is on tonight and that's when it hit me. It was Robert Joy who plays Sid! Wait a minute! Why would he be sitting with the Dreamgirls crew? Well, I looked him up on imdb and found a link to an interview with Henry Krieger, the composer of the original Broadway musical and the new songs for the film, explaining that Robert, his life partner, would be his date last Sunday! What a relief, I can stop wondering who that was. Good for them! But aren't I scary? I wish my brain could focus on more important things instead of placing faces seen on television.