Follow Entertainment Tonight co-host Kevin Frazier as he travels to a new city armed with cool and unexpected recommendations from the celebrities he has interviewed. Hole-in-the-wall restaurants, undiscovered dive bars and all kinds of fun hangouts and activities are on the celebrity itinerary, and Kevin hits them all to see if they are worth the hype. Each place is affordable and accessible to the average traveler, you just have to know where to go, and with Kevin's help, now you will!
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My Celeb Travel Agent - Victoria Principal - Netflix
Vicki Ree “Victoria” Principal (born January 3, 1950) is an American actress, entrepreneur, and author, best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the American prime time television soap opera series Dallas that aired on the CBS network from 1978 to 1991. She spent nine years on the long-running Dallas series, leaving the role in 1987. Principal is a two-time Golden Globe Award nominee. After Principal left the Dallas TV series in 1987, she began her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions, producing mostly television films. In the mid-1980s, she became interested in natural beauty therapies, and in 1989, she created a self-named line of skincare products, Principal Secret. Principal became a best-selling author, writing three books about beauty, skincare, fitness, well-being and health: The Body Principal (1983); The Beauty Principal (1984); and The Diet Principal (1987). In the 2000s, she wrote a fourth book Living Principal (2001). After 12 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list in the general non-fiction category, The Body Principal was the first “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” No. 1 bestseller when that List debuted January 1, 1984. In 2018, Principal is currently in the process of writing her fifth book, as yet untitled.
My Celeb Travel Agent - Dallas - Netflix
When Principal obtained the pilot audition script for Dallas, her academic career ambitions changed, and she decided to return to the full-time acting profession. As Principal explained to TV Guide Network in 2004, "I had left acting to be an agent and was on my way to law school, but when a friend dropped off a Dallas script, I read it. When I finished, I knew my life had changed - that part was mine. So I called the [casting] person and said, “I'm sending someone in.” She said, “Who?” I said, “Just put down my name. It will be a surprise.” And it certainly was a surprise - I showed up with me! I sent myself in for it!" Principal landed the role of, Pamela Barnes Ewing, on the long-running prime time TV soap opera series Dallas that aired on the CBS network from 1978 to 1991. Principal explained to People Magazine in 2018, "When I went in for the part on Dallas, I had already fallen in love with the show and with the part. So my feeling from the moment I read it was that it was incredibly special and that I really, really wanted to be a part of it. I could not imagine not being Pam.” As Principal told TV Insider in 2018, “I believed that Dallas would be a hit from the moment I read it. In fact, I turned down a major role that would have conflicted with Dallas in the belief that I would be offered the role of Pam. So that happened!” Principal was her own manager in contract negotiations with the CBS network and with Lorimar Productions, which produced Dallas. When Principal signed her Dallas contract, she omitted the clause that would have given the network the right to consent and profit from her outside endeavors. She explained, “As a result that's why, you can only notice in hindsight, I was the only person in the cast who did commercials, who was doing movies of the week, who wrote books and these all belong to me. I retained the control and ownership of my image. No one owns me.” The prime time television series Dallas — which won four Emmy Awards — was mostly an ensemble cast, with Larry Hagman as oil barron J.R. Ewing, Barbara Bel Geddes as family matriarch Miss Ellie, Jim Davis as Ewing patriarch Jock, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Shepard, Charlene Tilton as Lucy, and Steve Kanaly as ranch foreman Ray Krebbs, all of whom resided at the Southworth family ranch, Southfork, Dallas. Principal portraying Pamela Barnes Ewing, played opposite her on-screen oilman husband, Bobby Ewing the youngest Ewing son, portayed by Patrick Duffy; and she shared many dramatic scenes with Pamela's on-screen lawyer brother Cliff played by Ken Kercheval. Dallas became a global phenomenon with the 1980 “Who shot J.R.?” cliffhanger mystery reveal, at the time the highest-rated aired television episode in U.S. history. Titled “Who Done It” the episode is the fourth episode in the fourth season (1980–1981) of Dallas, which remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever. In 1983, Principal earned her second Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Television Series for her role in Dallas. Principal also took to other ways of improving her character, such as taking voice lessons to perfect a Texas accent. Principal's character Pamela Ewing's relationship with Duffy's character, Bobby Ewing, was a central component to the series. When Duffy returned to Dallas in 1986, after being killed off a year earlier, the entire previous year had been written off as Pam's dream. This season of Dallas is known as the show's "Dream Season,” in which the entirety of the ninth season was revealed to have been a dream of Pamela Ewing. Recalling the first days of filming on the Dallas 1978 mini-series set, Principal stated to TV Insider in 2018, "What I remember most about the first day of shooting Dallas was an unexpected feeling of déjà vu. Everything was new to me; I was nervous, and yet I felt strangely sure that I was where I was supposed to be and with the people I was supposed to be with as though this had happened before. I remember looking at Patrick [Duffy] when he did not know it and thinking, 'this is a nice person.' And that made falling into his arms and our love scenes that day so much easier and natural. Describing the on-screen relationship between Principal and Duffy, or Bobby and Pam, Duffy stated to The Huffington Post in 2017, that "We had great chemistry on the show and that just fell into place. It was the luckiest bit of casting, I think, that has occurred in a long time on television. Everybody was absolutely perfect for the parts they played. For a Romeo and Juliet basically subject matter for Bobby and Pam, we were absolutely the most comfortable two actors when we were working together. Victoria had a wonderful sense of humor. We could just go crazy between takes and then get right back into the moment. Over the course of her nine year run on Dallas, Principal found worldwide fame. After nine years on the series, Principal left Dallas in 1987, after a two year decision to prepare with the series' producers for the final season of her character's arc. However, as an actress, she intentionally worked on separating her own persona from that of her on-screen character, as she explained in 1987 to The New York Times in an interview during her final week of shooting on the Dallas set, “A lot of work has gone into keeping Victoria Principal separate from Pam Ewing. To stay on the show any longer would really seal my fate in the industry.” Reflecting on her time at Dallas, Principal stated to People Magazine in 2018, “At year seven, it was time for me to renegotiate my contract and I was very candid about my concern and my disappointment; that we had had such good writing and so many wonderful plots, and that when the time came to renegotiate the writers' contracts, I felt that a number of writers had left because they had not gotten the right deal." As she further explained to Entertainment Weekly in 2018, “The first five years on Dallas were so unbelievably wonderful — then some key writers departed, and by year seven there was a decline in the writing, which was an enormous part of my decision to leave. I informed the producers during renegotiations in the seventh year that I would only stay for two more. They wanted a longer contract, and I said no. I was completely transparent. I learned a lot from playing Pam. She was someone with such innate goodness and who was courageous in fighting for what she believed in. It was really a privilege to play her.”
My Celeb Travel Agent - References - Netflix