You Heard It Here: In The Beginning — 13 Comments

  1. What a wonderful story Dee…There are still many of those good people around and when you least expected it they pop up at just the right moment to help.
    I have heard that he is a decent guy!
    Make the most of your weekend….and how about this blessed rain…needed it badly. Cheers!


    • Hi Marie,
      Yes! This weather is perfect! I’m loving it! Finally, fall has arrived! Let’s just hope it sticks. And I can’t believe I haven’t told this story sooner. Don’t know why I didn’t think of it until now. I would love to run into Arsenio again one day to thank him. Who knows… stranger things have happened. Thanks for coming by!

    • Hi Kate,
      He had a talk show (The Arsenio Hall Show) that got picked up for a second season, then the network (CBS) reversed course and canceled it. (Doesn’t get much worse than that!) I hope he finds a new home, I think he’s terrific.

  2. That’s a cool story; good to hear there are nice people in the business. And of course my editor at Harlequin helped me reach a big milestone in my life by buying my first Harlequin Intrigue after judging it in a contest! 🙂

    • Hi Carol,
      There are plenty of nice people in the business. Of course, there are some real stinkers too. Haha. I try to stay clear of the stinkers! Yes, we love those editors who buy us, don’t we! Especially the first! Thanks for dropping in!

  3. That’s a beautiful story, Dee J. I love being around happy people, and I always loved his big grin. Hope Arsenio finds a new happy place real soon.

    • Hi Robena,
      Thanks. I hope he lands somewhere soon too. He was a sweetie back then so I have fond thoughts of him. I only hope he’s the same genuine dude. Thanks for dropping in!

  4. Hi Dee J.,

    Arsenio comes across like that kind of guy–the one who shows up with positive energy, a sense of fun and a generous spirit. Thanks for the story!

    • Hi Sam,
      Yeah…he’s one of those that is what he appears to be. And that is not always the case in this town! I was sorry to hear his show was canceled. Hoping he lands on his feet soon. Thanks for dropping in!

    • Hi Kady,
      Thanks! Glad you liked it! You’re probably right… I’m sure it’s still hard to get into the union. I think the requirements have changed, but I’m not sure how. Thanks for coming by!

  5. Great story, Dee! Yes things have changed with the double Union. My son, Christopher Corbin, had to pay a 3,500 initiation fee when he was cast in Jane The Virgin and day rates have not kept up with the initiation fees. Fortunately they cast him in six episodes.