As promised, for Season 4's "After the Episode" series, it's not just "Drop Dead Diva" creator Josh Berman who will be answering your Qs from Facebook and Twitter. For this week's installment, I proudly present Grayson himself, Jackson Hurst. So without further ado, here are Jackson's answers to all your questions about "Drop Dead Diva" Season 4, Episode 2:
Joan on Facebook wants to know: "Grayson tends to gravitate towards women with model good looks on the outside with little within the inside. Can Grayson handle what Jane has to offer?"
I beg to differ. Grayson has dated an array of women, some very interesting and with depth. (Bt yes, they were easy on the eyes). And he especially loved Deb, saw something well below the surface that he wanted to experience for the rest of his life. He naturally sees the same in Jane and is falling for her. Granted, she's not your conventional beauty, but Grayson sees well beyond that.
Adriana brings up a good question: "If you were in his position in real life would you handle it the same way Grayson has?"
No, I wouldn't hesitate. When you love someone, when you want something so bad, you gotta go after it. Life is short. (Editor's note: Aww! <333)
Facebooker Rosemary asks, "Do you have any input as to how the Deb, Jane and Grayson is going to play out?"
Grayson will always love Deb. Trust me, the death of someone close only strengthens your love for them. I think Grayson will fall for her as Jane, regardless of his beliefs or lack thereof in the supernatural.
Christina says that Grayson is "sweet, innocent, handsome and a man with a good heart." But she is curious if Grayson has a "dark side"?
Dark is subjective. He's troubled, he's been through the ringer, his upbringing was not ideal, but he powers through. He's become hardened, but still has a heart. The fight, the battle that's what people want to see and actors want to play.
Joann simply asks, "What's been your highlight being on the show?" It's my first time doing TV and honestly, working with different scripts, different directors and different actors it keeps you on your toes, keeps it interesting. It's like playing a 4-month ball tournament, minus the elbows to the head.
View more photos from Episode 2 below:
Tune in to "Drop Dead Diva" Sunday nights at 9/8c on Lifetime, and visit the Official "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook Twitter pages Mondays after the show to ask questions about "Diva"! Next week, April Bowlby will be answering Qs!
To celebrate Season 4 of "Drop Dead Diva," we're giving you access to the show's all-knowing executive producer and creator Josh Berman! Josh is answering all of your questions from Facebook and Twitter after each new episode, and in the upcoming weeks, there will be special guest dishers also answering your Qs. (::cough cough:: "Diva" cast members ::cough cough::) Here are Josh's answers to your questions about the Season 4 premiere:
Karen, along with MANY other Facebook fans, want to know, will their beloved Fred come back?
Fred will absolutely come back this season, but we’re not going to tell anyone when he’s coming back because we want viewers to enjoy the surprise The reason he’s comes back will be one of our best twists and surprises ever.
Christina on Facebook was curious about the significance of Nikki (Kim Kardashian) and Stacy accidentally switching phones.
The significance of the phone switch, which only about half the audience caught – so for the viewers that caught that, you’re the smart ones – it will pay off in the very next episode. It has to do with the new Nikki and Stacy relationship.
Speaking of Nikki, "Diva" fan Christine "didn't get" how Nikki was "supposed to be a relationship expert, but makes a living selling muffins." Can you explain, Josh?
We all have our strengths no matter what we do and there’s always that one person in the office that you go to for advice, and Nikki is the person at the juice bar that you go to for advice.
Melanie "loved the banter between Luke and Jane" and thought it was a "nice introduction for the two of them." And Tracy thinks that Luke has "potential." But Carri wants to know, "Can Luke become Janes new love interest?"
We always played Fred more as Jane’s litte brother and Luke is a man with his own agenda. I’d like to think of Luke as a guardian angel with balls. He’s not scared to go toe-to-toe with Jane, and I think you’re going to see a lot of colors on this guardian angel. He comes on strong and in truth, Jane comes on strong. So I think they’re going to be good together.
Facebooker Tracie got straight to the point when asking Josh her question, "If Grayson asks her, is Jane going to have to deny being Deb?"
I think our cliffhanger this week was one of our best cliffhangers and one of the first times we’ve ended and episode on Grayson instead of on Jane, And that whole story line gets paid off next week. How Grayson deals with this information is permeated throughout this coming Sunday’s episode. I think this coming Sunday, if you’re a true Jane/Grayson fan, is an episode not to be missed. It takes their story further than we’ve ever gone before and the last scene is my favorite scene that we’ve ever shot. The cast loves this episode. It’s really, really emotional.
And last, but certainly not least, it's time to give an old guest star some love! Judy, who I can only assume is a huge Claymate, asks, "When are you going to have Clay Aiken again?" Clay Aiken and I have actually have become good friends thanks to “Drop Dead Diva.” At the moment we don’t have plans to have him come back. But I love the guy, so if he wants to come back, he can.
View more photos from the Season 4 Premiere below:
Tune in to Season 4, Episode 2 of "Drop Dead Diva" this Sunday night at 9/8c on Lifetime, and visit the Official "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook Twitter pages Mondays after the show to ask Josh questions about "Diva"!
Now that Season 4 has officially premiered, I'll be premiering exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew hanging out in what I like to refer to as Divaland! Today's photo is of none other than Jane herself (aka Brooke Elliott) getting her last look makeup touches done.
To see more photos, keep checking back this blog and "Drop Dead Diva's" official Facebook page. "Drop Dead Diva" airs Sundays at 9/8c!
What did you think about the season premiere of "Drop Dead Diva"?
Photo: Josh Parker
Everyone is buzzing about reality queen Kim Kardashian's guest appearance on the first three episodes of "Drop Dead Diva" Season 4. (I saw the first episode and guysssss, she's legit funny on it!) But no one is talking about it more than the stars of the show! In this week's Diva Dish, Josh Berman and April Bowlby lay it on the line and tells us about what is was like working with Kim K... and their answer may actually surprise you!
April Bowlby: "I had a great experience with Kim. You kind of already have in your mind what it might be, but it was anything but. Like, she came, she was really serious, she had her acting coach, she wanted to do a good job, she showed up on time, she knew her lines. She’s beautiful. Like, I couldn’t stop looking at her face and I would always, like, watch her makeup artist and then be like, 'What is he doing to her. Why does she look so glowy?' She was really great and I think she had a really good time. She’s a lovely businesswoman and it was a real pleasure to work with her."
Josh Berman: "[She was] professional, appreciative and surprising."
Seeee??!! If it's coming from April and Josh, you know it's true!
But I couldn't just leave you with those two quotes for the week. So in the spirit of all things that are divalicious (plus the fact that I'm feeling extra generous this week), I give to you a bonus Diva Dish quote straight from the main Diva herself, Brooke Elliott. Brooke spilled on what lies ahead for her and Greyson.
Brooke says: "That’s so confusing for Jane. Her love life is going to be such a rollercoaster this season. I’m actually really excited to hear what the fans think about it. You know, she’s with Owen. We left her at the finally of Season Three going off to Italy with Owen and that relationship does blossom and move forward. And, you know, and yet there’s Grayson and he kind of keeps popping in every once in a while. Grayson’s feelings actually start to change a little bit. He starts to entice Jane and while Jane doesn’t really see that at first, she obviously always notices Grayson. But, so, again, she's torn. She’s always torn because she really does love Owen, but Grayson’s kind of always in the back of her heart."
You better be pumped for Sunday's big premiere where all will be revealed! I know I am!
After you watch the Season 4 premiere on Sunday, come back here and comment with your burning questions for Josh! He'll answer them for next week's Diva Dish!
Did someone say P-A-R-T-Y?! For this Sunday's Season 4 premiere on "Drop Dead Diva," many of the "Diva" cast members will be live tweeting during the show... a Twitter party, if you will. And they are:
So make sure to tweet at those cast members and hopefully your premiere questions will be answered live! If you're feeling extra excited, click here to see what other "Diva" cast and crew members are saying about the premiere.
Happy tweeting and don't forget to watch the Season 4 premiere of "Drop Dead Diva" this Sunday, June 3 at 9/8c!
Are you going to join the "Drop Dead Diva" Twitter party on Sunday?
For Season 15, "Dancing With the Stars" is bringing back fan favorites to compete for the mirror ball trophy again and our very own Margaret Cho is vying for a spot! And really, I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to see her shake her thang in another crazy costume! (Hello, rainbow dress!)
Since fans get to cast the season, Margaret needs your votes to secure a spot. Click here to vote for Margaret under the Comedian category. Vote all day, every day, okay? Thanks.
What kind of dance would you like to see Margaret do if she returns to "Dancing With the Stars"? Mambo? Tango? Waltz?
Forget barbecues and the beach this weekend, it's all about "Diva"! Starting Saturday, May 26 at 8 pm/7c, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) is airing eight Season 3 episodes in a row. Episodes include: "The Wedding," "Dream Big," and "Hit and Run."
For more information about LMN, click here. Season 4 of "Drop Dead Diva" premieres Sunday, June 3 at 9/8c.
What's your favorite episode from "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3?
Ask and you shall receive! Fans on the official "DDD" Facebook page definitely had a lot to say about our first official look at the first episode of Season 4. The photo features April Bowlby and guest star Kim Kardashian at the juice bar, Main Squeeze. (Above, duh.)
I couldn't get over your LOL-worthy comments. So, in no particular order, I give you the best captions:
Best Movie Reference goes to... Narmaly: "I love those earrings... where'd you get them from?"
Best Reality Show Reference goes to... Kathryn: "Stacy is saying, 'Are you lost? The 'Jersey Shore' set is thataway...'"
Best Kim Kardashian joke goes to... Tina: "Really these chairs are too much they squeeze my butt! The chairs have got to go. Oh, and the color doesn't go well with my outfit. I guess that's why they calll this place Main Squeeze."
Best Diva Plug goes to... Karen: "Stacey: 'Fred?? Is that you?? What, what??' Kim: 'I have some explaining, I know. You have to understand Stacy, being a guy was just too hard so I thought I'd try this angle.'"
Best Random Observation goes to... Dana: "I think they're discussing why the font of the store name is Disney font."
And please keep them coming. Your comments are the only things holding me over to the "Drop Dead Diva" Season 4 premiere on June 3 at 9/8c. Another First Look photo will be revealed on the official "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook page on May 25, so keep checking back!
What do you think Kim Kardashian's character, Nikki, and Stacy are talking about in this photo?
When divas collide! Joan Rivers is set to make her "Diva" debut on a July episode of Season 4!
Joan wil play Jane’s subconscious in two episodes and will first appear in Jane's dream as a therapist. "You’re just like Madonna with her 23-year-old boyfriends. You’re not fooling anyone,” she tells Jane.
New episodes of "Drop Dead Diva" start June 3 at 9/8c! Catch up with the show by watching the "Drop Dead Diva" marathon on June 2 starting at 11 am/10c.
Since Joan Rivers is playing a shrink, what kind of advice do you think she'll give Jane?
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Who said you need to wait until the Season 4 premiere on June 3 to get a little "Diva" in your life?! On June 2, starting at 12 pm/11c, Lifetime will be airing four episodes from Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva" back-to-back, ending with the jaw-dropping Season 3 finale at 3/2c.
And once your finish your "Diva" refresher course, make sure to tune into the Season 4 premiere on June 3 at 9/8c. Read our exclusive Season 4 teasers from creator and executive producer Josh Berman here:
-Diva Dish Week #1: Josh Berman Spills Season 4 Secrets!
-Diva Dish Week #2: Josh Berman Sounds Off on Abby Lee Miller!
Are you going to watch the "Drop Dead Diva" marathon on June 2?