23 September 2006
Inspirational words were in the air Monday
night at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, all for the cause of curing
There were Keith David and Richard Schiff remembering the dreams of Martin Luther King and Albert Einstein; Samantha Mathis and Talia Shire reliving the words of Amelia Earhart and Lucille Ball; James Denton, Christopher Gorham, Amanda Seyfried, Nita Whitaker, Don LaFontaine and Elizabeth Perkins breathing life into dream memories of Oprah Winfrey, Carl Jung, Christopher Reeve, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King and many, many others in the two-hour program.
Gary Cole, who had a very personal reason for lending his voice and
support to the party, read from Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
"She's very high-functioning, and she's into this great performing-arts magnet school. She's completely into musical theater," he explained. "She's doing really well, but there's still a lot more we need to do to find a cure for autism."
A theater full of familiar faces agreed, as everyone from Brenda Strong to Scott Foley, Grant Show, Marc Blucas, D.B. Sweeney, Bahar Soomekh, Monica Potter and Jason Schwartzman soaked up the literary and musical moments, then gathered for dessert and drinks and a lot of un-Hollywood-like serious conversations about making the night's dream of an autism cure come true sooner rather than later.
Monica has a baby girl!
Former Boston Legal actress Monica Potter had a baby daughter last Aug. 3, her agent announced.
Molly Brigid Allison arrived weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz, and the family is doing "fantastic," according to Sarah Clossey. Potter's husband is Daniel Christopher Allison, Orthopedic Surgeon at USC County Hospital. The couple met at a mutual friend's party.
Monica Potter and her fiance Chris Allison, an orthopedic surgeon, are expecting their first child together. No due date was given. They are planning a June wedding.
Boston Legal producers have no plans to write her pregnancy into the show beyond a recently shot scene in which Denny Crane, William Shatner's character, calls her "chubby."
"There's no hiding it [now]," Monica tells TVGuide.com. "My gut's getting big... I could pass it off as beer and say that I've been out late [a lot], but I can't blame it on that."
How is Monica going to work her new baby into her career? She said, "I would love to strike a balance somehow. I always put my family first, and if it was possible to do both, that would be great."
Fortunately, David E. Kelley, the producer of the show, has a nursery at the studio for his employees' kids.
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20 October 2005
I have found a video with Monica Potter and Cary Elves (dr. Gordon in
Saw), where speak about their favorite scary movie.