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On Thursday, Nov. 4, stars gathered at the offices of Creative Arts Agency (CAA) in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., for "Acts of Love: Parenthood," a benefit evening of music and dramatic readings by Word Theatre, that raised $100,000 for Autism Speaks, a national non-profit autism advocacy organization.
The night also honored Jason Katims, executive producer of the NBC series "Parenthood," an ensemble family drama. It includes a storyline about Adam and Kristina Braverman (Peter Krause, Monica Potter), parents dealing with a son, Max (Max Burkholder), on the autism spectrum, inspired no doubt in part by Katims' own similar experience with his teenage son.
For one attendee, the evening was a lot more than just raising money for a worthy cause.
"I got an email from one of our producers," he tells Zap2it, calling in from the show's Toronto location. "If I'd been on Twitter [as @Chris_Gorham], I'm sure I would have found out first through there, because that's where I usually find out the information on our ratings, before I hear from the producers or the network."
A veteran of several primetime shows -- including "Popular," Odyssey 5," "Jake 2.0," "Medical Investigation," "Out of Practice," "Harper's Island" and "Ugly Betty" -- Gorham has a theory why his latest show was picked up after only having premiered on July 13.
"The show has been reviewed so well, first of all, that even before we aired, we had value for the network," he says. "Because we backed it »
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Q: Remember the old expression that after a nuclear holocaust, the only thing living will be cockroaches and Cher? I think we can also add Ugly Betty hottie Christopher Gorham (“Henry”) to their ranks. How many series has been in now? – Blue, Milwaukee, Mi
A: By my count, at least eight: Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Ugly Betty, Harper’s Island, and a new show, Covert Affairs, running right now on the USA Network. And this doesn’t include his multiple-episode gigs on Party of Five and Felicity.
What the secret to his success? He doesn’t have a clue, but he is »
3 items from 2010
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