Sunday, January 14, 2018

Favorite Pic of the Day for January 15th

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Darren Criss in The Assassination of Gianni Versace

'Fear and Prejudice... unfortunately, are always in fashion.'
Darren Criss

Last year, images of actor Darren Criss, in his pink pouch hugging speedo's, and in nothing but a towel and some tanning oil, were all over the web. The images, were part of the actors prep for playing serial killer killer Andrew Cunanan in the second season of American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Well, the results of all that tanning are in, with a couple of teaser pics of Criss from the first hour of the nine part series that premiere's this Wednesday. Darren's derriere doesn't disappoint and I'm looking forward to some better caps after the episode is broadcast.

Blast from the Past: Ted Wass

Blossom (1991-1995)

The other, while flipping TV channels I noticed the 1991 comedy Blossom had replaced Everybody Loves Raymond on one of the comedy networks I check out. I never watched the sit-com when it first aired, although I do remember crushing over Joey Lawrence. My connection to Blossom was mostly the images and pin-ups of Lawrence I saw in teen magazines. I watched a few minutes and although Mayim Bialik is talented and engaging, I am a little old for the show now, guessed I missed my window...

But... I watched enough to be reminded of hot hot Blossom's day Nick Russo was, in his tight, yet high waisted mom-like jeans. Most people most like know actor Tedd Wass from his time on Blossom or his time playing Danny Dallas on Soap, a show I was too young to watch when it aired, but keep meaning to check out on DVD.

The tall, lean, sexy and talented Wass got his start on stage and made his Broadway debut as Danny Zuko in the original Broadway production of Grease. Wass trained as an opera singer but moved mostly to performing rock as both a lead singer and guitarist. Wass' music background was used for his role on Blossom character who was also a musician. After appearing on Soap, Wass moved to the big screen with a series of relatively high profile roles through out most of the 80's.

Soap (1977-1981)

By the late 80's, Wass was back on television, and his role on Blossom was actually the actors last acting role ever. Wass directed quite a few episodes of the sit-com and when it was cancelled in 1995, he moved behind the camera permanently. In addition to Blossom, Wass has directed episodes of Coach, Caroline in the City, Spin City, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place, Two and a Half Men and most recently Last Man Standing, Mom and The Odd Couple.

With Soap co-stars Billy Crystal and Richard Mulligahn

Baby Sister, TV Movie (1983)

Oh God, You Devil (1984)

Sheena (1984)

It didn't appear Wass had done any on screen nudity when I first searched, but then discovered he had very (very) brief butt scene in 1984's Sheena: Queen of the Jungle. The scene, in the Tanya Roberts led flick, featured Wass buried naked underground for some tribal ritual, with only his head above the ground. He is pulled out and you briefly get a quick glance of Ted's toosh.

Curse of the Pink Panther (1984)

Although not naked, I think one of Wass's hot scenes was in 1984's Curse of the Pink Panther. In the scene, Wass is in a teeny tiny pair of white undies when the woman he is about to have sex with is shot in the neck.

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