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"The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?," hosted by Michele Merkin, follows the search to find the best celebrity impersonators from across the country with a live finale in Las Vegas. Jeffrey Ross and Elon Gold join actress-comedian Lisa Ann Walters as judges.
Although this Cookie Box ad is weird, it's been in print and renewed for a cookie company out of Puerto Rico. They felt it promoted healthy snacking "Madonna Style" with a disclaimer that the look alike on the box actually does have hands proportionate to body-size (the hands were superimposed in Puerto Rico to demonstrate how "Madonnalicious" the cookies are)- I DID mention weird, didn't I?!
LATE DECEMBER 2006: I have had some really excellent shows this month for several holiday parties! I am going to name one of my favorite as a construction company out of Maryland, Shade Construction. The employees there were just great to perform for and enthusiastically enthralled with the 80's Madonna theme. The women did me proud with their fully accessorised "Material Girl" rendition. It was quite a gathering and another reminder that this character is so much fun to portray! Photos to be posted soon.
MID DECEMBER: I worked with Bobby Brooks Hamilton, a fabulous talent out of Las Vegas who does many characters and sings live very well! He was Little Richard and Stevie Wonder. Really great to meet him. I also worked with top Joan Rivers Look Alike Dee Dee Hanson and her cute-as-a-button husband! She is dynamic as Joan - truly one, if not top in the nation. She is a lovely person and I hope to see them again soon!
Wes Johnson of WesJohnson.com is a friend and probably the most talented voice-over artist I have ever known. He has done video games and movie trailers... He suggested I try yet another character to round out my Madonna, Marilyn (& on occasion Gwen Stefani) acts... with - get this... A Hillary Clinton Impersonation. I like a good challenge. Look for me to perfect my Hillary Character in 2007 (just don't tell my husband ;)!I'll probably need a good amount of time to get the act down, so it is not going to happen right away... I will also continue to improve my stilt-walking skills too.
NOVEMBER: I did a really cool show for Sirius Radio's CEO and Alumni last week. It was an era themed event - the 50's and 60's and I did the 80's... Cher did the 70's... anyway it really was fun I was very surprised how progressive and great Louisville, Kentucky is... "Paradise City" by Guns & Roses was written about that place and now I know why!
MAY 2006: I SAW MADONNA'S CONCERT IN BOSTON THIS MAY AND WAS _LITERALLY_ 8 FEET FROM THE STAGE (PARELLEL TO THE DISCO BALL BEHIND ME - LOOK AT HOW CLOSE I AM)! THE AUDIENCE ASSUMES SHE DROPS DOWN IN THE DISCO BALL FROM THE CEILING IN THE OPENING NUMBER, BUT I FIGURED OUT THAT SHE COMES UP THROUGH A TRAP DOOR IN THE FLOOR... THAT'S ME CHOMPING ON GUM AND THAT'S MADONNA OF COURSE - RIGHT BEHIND ME! IT WAS STUPID FUN TO BE THAT CLOSE!
PEOPLE ACTUALLY RECOGNIZED AND APPROACHED ME AT THE SHOW - CITING SOME TV SHOWS OR PERFORMANCES THAT I DID YEARS AND YEARS AGO. GO FIGURE?!! IT FELT GOOD TO KNOW MY WORK IS APPRECIATED BY PEOPLE WHO LOVE MADONNA AND VALIDATED MY 23 YEAR HISTORY TO MY HUSBAND WHO HAD NOT YET BEEN EXPOSED TO "REAL" FANS OF HERS. WE BOTH FOUND HUMOR IN IT!
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