The "Drop Dead Diva" fans are always asking me how I can get them on the set of their favorite show. Well, people, how about I bring you behind the scenes and straight to craft services aka the coolest (and most delicious) place to hang out on any television and film set?! Here, one of the crew members sets a delicious spread for everyone working on the show. We'll take a Lara Bar... an orange... okay, okay, and a donut I at least have to pretend like I'm watching my carbs!
And because I love yall so much, I'll let you in on a fun Season 3 scoop-filled fact: for the episode of "Diva" that this pic was taken during, I've got photos of a scene that features another food spread... but it's a little fancier than this one and more of a party. Want to know what the heck I'm talking about? Guess you'll have to tune in to Season 3, Sundays starting June 19 at 9/8c on Lifetime!
Now it's your turn to Diva Dish: If you could have a job on the crew of "Drop Dead Diva," what would you do? And remember, if you have questions for "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer, Josh Berman leave them in the comments below!
What "Drop Dead Diva" fans want "Drop Dead Diva" fans get, and what you all have been asking for is a marathon before the Season 3 premiere. Well, fabulous fans of the best show ever, you're in luck!
Mark your calendars and tune in to the "Drop Dead Diva" Season 2 marathon Saturday, June 18 from 11 am/10c to 5 pm/4c on Lifetime. And of course, don't forget that this is leading up to the Season 3 premiere the next day, Sunday June 19 at 9 pm/8c!
The Season 2 Marathon will include the following episodes:
11:00 am: Season 2, Episode 1 (Premiere)
12:00 pm: Season 2, Episode 6
1:00 pm: Season 2, Episode 7
2:00 pm: Season 2, Episode 11
3:00 pm: Season 2, Episode 12
4:00 pm: Season 2, Episode 13 (Finale)
Maybe because it’s “Friday, Friday, Friday” or because I’m feeling extra girly in honor of the wedding-and-sundress-and-barbecue-filled long weekend ahead of us, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at how the stars of “Drop Dead Diva” get all glammed-up in today’s Diva Dish!
Behold: actress April Bowlby gets a last-minute touch-up of her makeup on the set of Season 3. Looks like she’s ready for her close-up (although this naturally lovely lady would probably be anyway)!
I’ll let you all in on a little secret; the last few days I’ve been watching a lot (read: more than usual…) of the show in preparation for a special surprise for our biggest “Drop Dead Diva” fans out there, and I have rediscovered how amazing Stacy is! I know how could I forget in the first place? But, seeing her grow from a sweetly-shallow ingénue to the confident, take-charge woman at the end of Season 2 really inspired me. We could all learn a thing or two from Stacy and I know we could all use a friend like her! I wonder which of my friends would believe me if I died in a horrific citrus accident and came back to life in someone else’s body…
Now it's your turn to Diva Dish: What is your favorite Stacy moment from Seasons 1 and 2? And remember, if you have questions for "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer, Josh Berman leave them in the comments below!
From Jane's future love interests to what it's like working with the cast and crew, we've gotten some serious Season 3 scoop from "Drop Dead Diva" executive producer and creator Josh Berman (pictured at left with star Brooke Elliot!) these last few weeks. Now that we're less than a month away from the big Season 3 premiere (June 19 on Lifetime, duh!), we're going to be serving up even more piping hot Diva Dish for you. So keep your eyes peeled for photos, videos and more — and don't forget to leave your questions for Josh in the comments below!
Twitter and Facebook has been blowing up with questions about all of the "Drop Dead Diva" couples. One of our social media BFFs Cynthia asks Josh some toughies: "Will Fred and Stacy finally be together? Will Jane and Grayson be together or is Grayson still going to marry Vanessa? Does Jane finally tell Grayson she is Deb?"
Josh Dishes: "These are big questions. I can't answer them all here but I can tell you that most of them will be answered in Season 3. The first four episodes build to an amazing climax. Big secret: In Episode 4, one of our characters will go away forever and another's life will be dramatically changed."
Well, as much as I am D.Y.I.N.G. to know more (and more and more and more and more) of the deep, dark details, I'm sure it will be worth the wait! One of our fabulous Tweeters, gomobile79 asks Josh: "Are any of the writers really attorneys? I’m so impressed by how this show uses real law and not just policy issues!"
Josh Dishes: "Thank you! Yes, I am a former attorney and so are three of our other writers and writers' assistants. Expect more in-depth legal stories in Season 3. In fact, one of our new writers was a former NY Prosecutor who wrote on "Law & Order" for 18 years."
Your turn to dish: What questions do you have for Josh? Write them below and he just might answer them in our next Diva Dish! Plus, stay tuned here on the Diva Blog for more behind-the-scenes news from the show.
Don't freak out or anything, our fabulous and faithful "Drop Dead Diva" fans, but have WE got some seriously good behind-the-scenes photos for YOU. As we get closer to the "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3 premiere Sunday, June 19 on Lifetime, we've got sneak peek pics and behind-the-scenes looks at the cast and crew working on the show in our Diva Dish series. It's the next best thing to sneaking on to the set and hiding in Josh Stamberg's dressing room/napping on a pile of his recently-pressed suits. Not that we would know...
Today's Diva Dish comes in Grayson flavor! Check out the above photo of actor Jackson Hurst going over a scene for Season 3. We love seeing him back in the courtroom again looking like the dreamy justice-seeker we fell for in Season 1. Who doesn't love a heart of gold and a strong jaw?
Now it's your turn to Diva Dish: What was your favorite court case of seasons' past? What would you like to see in Season 3? If you have questions for "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer, Josh Berman leave them in the comments below!
The beautiful April Bowlby, known as bubbly BFF Stacy in "Diva"-land is featured in Maxim's June 2011 issue! The article's lucky author takes Miss Bowlby on a first date and gets the scoop on what kind of guy the star goes for (hint: sounds like she could fall for a Fred in real life!), what her drink of choice is and first date no-nos.
For more, pick up the June 2011 issue of Maxim on newsstands now and watch April discuss her character Stacy below:
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• Creator and Executive Producer Josh Berman on Twitter
Which "Drop Dead Diva" star would you like to go on a first date with? Dish below!
Each week leading up to the "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3 premiere Sunday, June 19 on Lifetime, we will be giving you sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at the cast and crew working on the show. From the props department, to wardrobe, to the actors, crew members and more — so much work goes in to each episode. Diva Dish will be your exclusive backstage pass to all of the excitement.
Today, we have a little teaser for you all — a photo of the wardrobe rack from on set! If you look closely, you can see all of the actors' names where their clothing for that scene was hung. Pretty cool, huh?
Now it's your turn to Diva Dish: What are you looking forward to seeing in Season 3? Do you have questions for "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer Josh Berman? Leave them in the comments below!
Last week, we brought you the first ever Diva Dish post — with very special guest and "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer Josh Berman! With Diva Dish here on the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog (and, as always "Diva" on Facebook and Twitter!) I'm happy to hand over all of the exciting news and updates on Season 3 leading up to the premiere of Season 3 airing June 19 on Lifetime! Today, Josh Berman will be answering more fan questions about the show. Submit yours in the comments below!
Our Facebook friend, Lindsey P. starts us off with a good one! Lindsey asks Josh: "How much fun is it working with your crew?! Brooke, Jackson, Ben, Kate, Margret, April?! They seem like a crazy fun bunch!" Editor's Note: OMG, right? Best coworkers ever or what?
Josh Dishes: "I've been writing television for 14 years and this is the greatest group of actors I've had the pleasure of writing for. They all love the show and get excited about each new script. They're all extremely close in real life and have great respect for each other. It's a joy to be around them and I miss them when we're not in production."
Aww, we all miss them when they're not on our TV screens so I can only imagine what it's like if you actually get to hang out with them! Another Facebook Diva brings us back to Season 1 for a sec... and makes our heart thump for our ultimate "Drop Dead Diva" crush. Heaven-Leigh Angel asks Josh: "Why did you decide to send Fred back after his first date with Stacy, and wipe everyone's memories?"
Josh Dishes: "That's a complicated question. The actor who plays Fred was not originally conceived to be a series regular. However, we loved him so much that we wanted to keep him. He had some other commitments and wasn't able to be with us for the full season. However, we now have him full time and he's not going anywhere anytime soon. In real-life, the actor who plays Fred, Ben Feldman, is one of the most talented comedians I've had the pleasure to work with. His enthusiasm is contagious."
Your turn to dish: What questions do you have for Josh? Write them below and he just might answer them in next week's Diva Dish!
Your favorite Lifetime stars were rocking the red carpet last night at the 2011 A&E Upfronts, where some exciting future programming news was announced. Click through the photo above (or on this link here!) to view more pictures from the event featuring the lovely Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho, plus "Army Wives" actresses, "Project Runway" personalities and more oh, also Demi Moore!
And don't forget stay tuned to the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog tomorrow for our second installment of Diva Dish, where the heavenly show's creator and executive producer Josh Berman answers fan questions.
Since the number one question on your minds is usually "what will happen in Jane's love life?!?!" I know I'm not the only one who would die to intervene and play Cupid for some of our favorite "Drop Dead Diva" characters. But in Season 3 (premiering June 19!) it's time for the real deal, Ms. Millionaire Matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger to do the deed as a guest star on Season 3 of the show!
TVGuide's William Keck exclusively revealed today that Patti will appear on a Season 3 episode of "Drop Dead Diva" as a dating-show guru who makes enemies with Harrison & Parker's true dream team: Jane and Teri.
But will she be fixing up any of your favorite single (or taken?!) Divas? Read more about Patti Stanger on Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva" here on TVGuide.com!
UPDATE, 6/2/2011: It looks like Patti Stanger may be doing more than just working her matchmaking magic on the show today, actress Kate Levering (who plays Kim on the show!) Tweeted that she was getting some "fabulous love advice" from the dating diva herself! Ooo, us next, please?!
Which "Drop Dead Diva" character do you think needs the most help from Patti Stanger?