11/11: Steve Barnes in David Duchovny, Demi Moore film, more “Real Housewives” stuff
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Steve Barnes, former 99X morning host, got a speaking role in the current big-budget film shooting in Atlanta, “The Jones.”
On Friday, he had a speaking role with David Duchovny, whose character tries to sell him electronics. Demi Moore and Gary Cole were in the scene as well.
“I spent about eight hours knee to knee with him on the couch, and every woman I know is fighting for details,” Barnes wrote in an e-mail to me. “He was very ‘loose,’ which made it easy to work with him. No attitude and very professional.”
Barnes also hit it off with Moore, who he says looks about 30 although she turns 46 today. “She is the type of ‘A list’ star that you would think would be jaded,” he wrote. “She is NOT.”
The ubiquitous Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” were also on set that day. Zolciak, in an e-mail, wrote, “I am in 2 parts of the film, Demi was incredible she was so sweet and David was great. Demi and I talked outside for quite sometime she loves the Real Housewives.”
Sheree, in an email, noted, “I was on the set of the movie and did get in a few scenes. It was a lot of fun, met some wonderful contacts and Demi Moore was awesome! She was so down to earth, had a great personality and was very sweet. We even talked about our show and how she has been watching it and likes it. How incredible!”
Barnes noted, “they had a man servant in tow that constantly changed out their shoes [heels to flats] like a NASCAR pit crew tire changer!”
While in town, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were over scene at the Falcons-Saints game Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Tonight’s episode will feature Sheree and her clothing line, plus NeNe finds out about who her daddy is.
Essence.com posted part of an interview they did with Lisa Wu-Hartwell. Here are excerpts sent to me by email:
On Co-Star Kim: Let’s just say, Kim [Zolciak] pushed the wrong and the last button, which takes me there. Normally, I conduct myself professionally and I prefer to turn the other cheek, but you can’t allow people to continue to play with you because they’ll think they can do that all day, every day. So I’d say that people will be surprised because I was surprised and somewhat embarrassed myself, but I’m human and you have to let people know that they can’t just say whatever they want to you.
On Relationship with Keith Sweat: I’ll just say it was a very tumultuous relationship. I was very young and impressionable-20-when I married him. So it was a difficult marriage but it made me stronger and wiser. When you’re young and impressionable, you have to know who you are and love yourself, so you don’t accept anything less than love and respect. I don’t believe that I didn’t love myself, but I lacked confidence.
On Losing Custody of her Children: Until this day I still can’t believe I lost custody because they were convinced that because I was an aspiring actress and Keith [Sweat] was more stable and settled in his career than I was. So because I’m a working mother that means I’m a bad parent? I still don’t get it. It was an unfortunate ruling that was handed to me. It was devastating and if it can happen to me it can happen to Mary Poppins, because there was no [behavioral] misconduct on my part. I’ve never done drugs, I don’t party and I helped raise his kids. How do you take my kids when I’m raising yours?