Kelly Ripa Will Produce New Series Based on Tuner Rated P For Parenthood

first_img View Comments Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos are bringing off-Broadway to the small screen! The two will team up with writer Jamie Denbo to produce a musical comedy series on ABC Family based on the tuner Rated P For Parenthood, according to Deadline. The show originally played the Westside Theatre in February 2012. With a book by Sandy Rustin, music by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer and lyrics by Rustin, Lipton and Rossmer, the stage version of Rated P for Parenthood explores a variety of touching and humorous relationships between parents and their children through songs and sketch comedy vignettes. Rustin, Lipton and Rossmer will also serve as producers for the series. Under the direction of Jeremy Dobrish, the off-Broadway production starred Courtney Balan, Chris Hoch, David Josefsberg and Joanna Young.last_img read more

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Mackey attempts to continue legacy

first_img“I just found out I’m the only one here,” the 36-year-old said, as the smile spread across his face. “Things are looking good.” Two other top mushers pulled out of the race with injuries in what is proving to be one of the roughest races in years. Paul Gebhardt, 50, of Kasilof, who finished third last year and was runner-up in 2000, was second into Nikolai. He said he took a bunch of spills on 25 miles of trail that was nothing but tussocks. “It was really rough,” he said. “You would slip and then slide into the trees and off the trail.” Gebhardt said the frigid winds, which were pushing night-time temperatures to 40 degrees below zero, also is making for a miserable run. “It seems like it has been in our face the whole time,” he said. To make matters worse, Zirkle said a lot of the teams are going the wrong way out of Rainy Pass because one of the trail markers got knocked down. She went the wrong way, losing 11/2 hours of running time and forcing her to rest her team longer. In all, she estimates the mistake cost her three hours. “I was highly bummed,” said Zirkle, one of 10 women in this year’s race. Mackey, who is competing in his sixth Iditarod – the same number that was lucky for his father, Dick, and brother, Rick – said his chances of winning got better when Swingley and Jonrowe scratched. “Two spots opened up right there,” Mackey said. Mackey busted a sled runner when it tipped over going through moguls and around S-turns. He put together a temporary fix using a piece from a wooden cross-country ski. The fix held for about 21/2 hours. “It worked perfect but just not long enough,” he said. For the rest of the ride into Nikolai, Mackey said he just tried to keep going and figure out how to ride a sled with one good runner. Mackey didn’t have a replacement sled in Nikolai but hoped to borrow one, perhaps from Jonrowe who had a spare sled stashed at the checkpoint. Mackey, who just won the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race for the third time, said most of the 16 dogs in his team ran in the Quest. “This is one of the things people say can’t be done,” Mackey said of his chances of winning both the Quest and the Iditarod in the same year. “I’m trying to prove it can.” Two veterinarians who checked out Mackey’s team at the Nikolai checkpoint said his dogs looked good. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Four-time champion Doug Swingley, 53, of Lincoln, Mont., scratched after taking a spill in a stretch of icy trail a few miles before Rainy Pass in the Alaska Range. Swingley was second last year. DeeDee Jonrowe, 53, who finished fourth last year, also bowed out of her 25th Iditarod on Monday after taking several nasty falls on the same section of trail between Finger Lake and Rainy Pass. Aliy Zirkle, 37, of Two Rivers, who pulled into Nikolai at about the same time as 33-year-old Zack Steer, of Sheep Mountain, said the trail is treacherous this year. “I was lucky. That is the only thing I can say,” she said. “Somebody is going to get hurt.” center_img NIKOLAI, Alaska – Lance Mackey pulled into Nikolai on Tuesday with a full team of 16 dogs, a grin on his face and a busted runner on his sled. Mackey, who’s trying to become the third member of his family to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, was the first musher to arrive in the village on the Kuskokwim River, about 770 miles from the finish line in Nome. last_img read more

"Mackey attempts to continue legacy"