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Good news for tumblrites: we can now also be found on tumblr, though we don’t have a friggin’ clue how it works, but ever since when has this kept us from doing anything?

http://goodboysparky.tumblr.com/

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This looks very promising – first look at the complete cast! Just click the picture below to watch the clip:

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Over at NBC, things are moving fast!

THE OFFICIAL NBC SMASH WEBSITE

is online, and provides some pictures, information and clips. And believe it or not, they already have a message board, though the show won’t air before fall. Click here if you dare.

Of special interest is the clip with Derek (Jack Davenport), who seems to have his own ideas about how auditions should be held… please click the screwed up embedding code below to watch:

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/5-0/swf/DirectWidget.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&configXML=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbc.com%2Fservice%2Fvideowidget%2Fparams%2FdmlkZW9faWQ9MTMyNzM4MQ%3D%3D%2F

Ah, isn’t he a wonderfully snotty git! And there’s no American accent this time, which means I am happy and New Jersey is grateful. Sacrificing that squeaky bone to the TV Gods wasn’t in vain, after all.

I’ll update the “Smash”-section of the website later this day, and have for now added a link to NBC’s official website to the navigation bar.

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Two posts in one day?

But now for something completely different:

HAY FESTIVAL WALES

will screen a preview of Jack Davenport’s new movie “Mother’s Milk” on

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 8.15pm. Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

You can buy tickets for the event from the website.

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Ok, ok, maybe I got a wee bit carried away there, but whether thousands or millions cheer:

NBC PICKS UP “SMASH”

Ensemble drama “Smash” is a show-within-a-show vehicle about a group of people who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe-themed Broadway musical. Anjelica Huston, Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Raza Jaffrey co-star in the hour, from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and creator Theresa Rebeck.

And for our German friends: Deutsche News.

The news doesn’t really come as a big surprise (not that I’d put it beyond NBC to turn down Steven Spielberg, but come on…), but it’s great news nevertheless.  Go, Sparky, go!

Edit 1:

Whoo boy – there’s already a fansite for the show! Now that was fast!

Son of Edit:

Premature Infatuation: SMASH

(They get bonus Sparkypoints for calling Jack Davenport their favourite casting decision…)

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