The Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign are set to head outdoors for the Condorstown Outdoor Classic on Jan. 7, but it’d be hard to blame hockey-heads if they were more excited for the NHL Alumni-Celebrity game that will take place the day prior.
It was announced in late-November that the contest, which will feature greats from the parent teams of both AHL clubs, would be captained by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, with ‘The Great One’ leading the Condors in the head-to-head against ‘Lucky Luc’ and the Reign group.
Gretzky and Robitaille won’t be the only Hall of Famers who make their way to Bakersfield for the outing, though, as they’ll be joined by 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Rob Blake and 2008 inductee and six-time Stanley Cup champion Glenn Anderson, who will suit up for the Condors.
The sheer number of Stanley Cup titles on the Condors/Oilers roster is overwhelming, too. Beyond Gretzky and Anderson, who have a combined 10 championships, there are another 18 Cup rings to go around. That includes six-time champion Kevin Lowe, four-time winners Craig MacTavish and Duane Sutter and two-time champions Dave Semenko and Kelly Buchberger.
The Reign alumni won’t have near the championship pedigree in the outdoor game, boasting only four Stanley Cup winners on their roster. That includes Robitaille, Blake, Sean O’Donnell and Tomas Sandstrom.
Other notables on the rosters include Mike Comrie, who will be skating with the Condors, and Bernie Nicholls, Nelson Emerson, Kyle Calder, Jaroslav Modry and Jamie Storr, all of whom will be dressing for the Reign.
There are also several notables suiting up in the contest who’ve never suited up for either team, but have made the cut as part of the ‘celebrity’ portion of the game. For the Oilers, the notables include Wayne’s son Ty Gretzky and David Pelletier, the pairs figure skater who won gold at the 2002 Olympics. The Kings will have a few more non-alumni suiting up, including Bones star David Boreanaz, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum and E! News’ Ken Baker.
The outdoor games will both take place at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium, with the potential for 19,000 fans to be in attendance. Even if the stadium is sold out, it will be far from the most-attended in AHL history. The 2012 AHL Outdoor Classic between the Adirondack Phantoms and Hershey Bears drew an announced attendance of more than 45,000 fans to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
So yesterday I came online to a punch in the stomach…one of my favourite TV shows I have supported since it started and promoted as much as a fan can has been cancelled. I should be used to this after Firefly, Dollhouse, True Calling, Breaking In….and far too many to count. It seems like TV shows have 2 seasons tops and if they are not the top of the toppest they are cancelled and forgotten.
TV companies themselves say how hard it is to make quality TV and yet when they get gems like Impastor they do not give the writers time to explore the characters and they are deleted just as we the fans are getting to know the characters.
I know to TVland and these companies these shows are nothing but a chance to make money, but to us they are a chance to see our favourite actors on screen, a chance to make friends with other fans, a chance to make fanart or to write about our favourite characters. For me this was something I promoted so much I love Michael Rosenbaum (obviously) and I support him. But I came to love these characters, seeing the bloopers and the live facebook chats with Michael singing and it was a little light in my life and now I feel really sad that this is gone.
Now fans are calling to boycott the channel, a petition has been started and I beg you all to please SIGN HERE share this everywhere and tell everyone! We the fans need to show this channel that we will not let this amazing show be forgotten! And TVland please listen and give this a chance? Let us have this amazing show, get it up online, sell it to other countries, get some merchandise going and lets make this amazing
The cancellation — while not entirely surprising, given the show’s declining ratings — is sure to be a gut punch to devoted fans. Last week’s season series finale left Buddy standing over the dead body of Alexa’s husband, whom she killed before revealing that she’s basically been playing Buddy this whole time. (Season 3 could have been a real cat-and-mouse adventure, but sadly, we’ll never know.)
Source: TVline.com – Impastor cancelled
It has been years since Michael Rosenbaum portrayed Lex Luthor on “Smallville,” but fans still recognize the actor from his portrayal of the diabolical villain. He has the starring role in TV Land’s “Impastor,” where he portrays a low-life gambler hiding from loan sharks by pretending to be a small-town gay pastor. Born in New York and raised in Indiana, Rosenbaum, 44, resides in Southern California. Fans may follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mrosenbaum711) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMichaelRosenbaum/).
Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?
A. Disney World. Stay at the Animal Kingdom and get a view of all the awesome animals in the park. You can get your own private animal tour and it doesn’t cost much. Also, have lunch at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater. And don’t stop riding on Tower of Terror and Space Mountain ’til you puke.
Q. What untapped destination should people know about?
A. Vancouver, British Columbia, is pretty incredible. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s just absolutely perfect. I’ve never been to a cleaner place in my life. I’m sure God is proud of Canadians for keeping it so beautiful.
Q. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from your travels?
A. Always bring a Xanax and an Imodium and you’re good to go.
Q. Have you traveled to a place that stood out so much you thought you could live there?
A. I absolutely loved Australia. I was there three years in a row and it’s the only place I’ve loved enough to consider moving to. The people are amazing and there are a million things to see and do. I couldn’t stop doing an Australian accent. I’m not sure anyone really liked it.
Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A. Living in Los Angeles, I’m pretty close to Vegas, so it’s nice to have the option of getting a little dirty for the weekend. I just took a bunch of friends there to see Lionel Richie and Hall and Oates, actually. I also enjoy taking a quick flight to San Jose to spend a nice weekend with my pal Brent Burns, who plays (hockey) for the San Jose Sharks. He and his wife, Susan, are awesome and I’m like their third child. I love going up to Big Bear during Christmas, as well. Two hours away from L.A. and you can play in the snow and get a great steak and a nice crispy salad at the Captains Anchorage (http://captainsanchorage.com/).
Q. If you’ve ever gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?
A. I always remember going to New York for the holidays with the family. It was always hell, but there were a lot of good times. Just waking up at my grandmother Ruthy’s house in Long Island on Christmas morning and driving into a rarely empty Manhattan was pretty memorable. There’s nothing like New York during Christmastime — ice-skating, Central Park, hot chocolate, Macy’s, FAO Schwarz. I bought a fake Rolex on the street. It didn’t work then and it doesn’t now.
Q. What are your favorite cities?
A. Melbourne, Perth, Los Angeles, Munich, New York and Evansville, Indiana. I had to say since I grew up there.
Q. What would be your fantasy trip?
A. An all paid for trip through all of Italy, staying at great hotels, having a driver and just living it up. You said fantasy trip, right?
Q. What are your favorite restaurants?
A. I love this little Italian restaurant near where I live in Los Angeles. It’s called Pace (http://www.pacerestaurant.com/). You must go. I’m there every week. The food is out of this world and the ambience is very warm and relaxing. Great place to bring your girlfriend or family. The owner lets me bring my own wine. Don’t tell anyone. Get the cedar wood grilled salmon or the chicken and mashed potatoes, and if you can’t afford it, always hit the Olive Garden.
Q. When you’re on the road, what is your guilty pleasure?
A. Fast food. When I’m on the road, I don’t care. Don’t judge me. I’ll eat everything.
First hour: Ed welcomes actor, producer and director Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor, Smallville). New episodes of Impastor air Wednesday nights on TV Land. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon and the anniversary of the original 1966 broadcast of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Second hour: Ed welcomes back actress, author and teacher Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, Just Add Magic). Topics include one of Dee’s earliest and most important screen roles (an appearance on Lou Grant), her new children’s book, On Dandelion Seed (which she co-authored with Keith Malinsky), and Buppa LaPaloo, a stuffed teddy bear created by Dee that also serves as an important teaching tool for children ages four to seven. Dee Wallace will appear at the Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice, CA on Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 7pm. Also in this hour: Longtime radio personality Sam Yates shares a clip of an interview he did with Star Trek actor James Doohan in the 1990s.
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In the facebook live Michael did yesterday he mentioned that he wanted us to get #renewimpastor trending and for us all to help TV Land renew the programme. Now as we are all good friends of Michael’s I am sure we are all watching Impastor and helping to spread the word but we need to do more to support our guy!
So we need to post on facebook and tweet to @TVland and @Impastortv how much we love the show and why we want more series of it and remember to hashtag #renewimpastor on every tweet you send out about the show.
I watch this show with my husband every week and we love it so much, so please tell your friends and family if you are in the USA to watch it on TV Land and you can also watch it on the TVLand app! Spread the word and lets save this brilliant show!