Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taking Her Comedy From "Ugly Betty" to a new NBC Dramedy

Becki Newton and UPenn and Ugly BettyWith the recent news of "Ugly Betty" being canceled, Penn alum Becki Newton (C'00) is quite the hot property!

She has received 11 offers since the show got canceled and will be starring in a new dramedy pilot for NBC called "Love Bites". The show weaves together modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating."

In the show, Becki will play Annie, an upbeat social worker virgin.

More of my Becki Newton posts HERE


Monday, February 22, 2010

These Austin Musicians Are Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize (VIDEO)

Back in August, we started a new exclusive DT monthly Vlog series documenting the life of 2 Penn graduates who are embarking on a music career, so that others can learn from their experiences.

UPenn Austin musiciansIn their 6th episode, Ben Naecker (C'09, Water Polo) and Blake West (W'09, Jazz Combos) talk about their transition living in Austin from bad times to good times.

Per Blake,
"For roughly the 8 weeks hiatus, things were looking bleak. Ben was running out of cash, my main source of income was leaving in months, still no new band members, and we were unsure what to do next. We were losing momentum, but we took some specific actions to help us get through which we'll share as part of our 6th lesson, and give some positive updates about what's been going on as of late!"
Watch Episode 6: "Bad Times, Good Times"!

*On a related note, check out "One and the Sun", the song Blake and Ben created originally for the first episode of their Vlog series here on DT.  Since their first episode, they have turned it into more of an actual piece and it's available for purchase here.

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