Jimmie Comments on the CMT Awards

One day til taxes are due! Ack! But on to even better news…

We have photos Jimmie Best took at the CMT Music Awards. Check out our gallery! He and his wife had a blast. I’ll let him tell you all about it in his own words…

 

Well, if you want to have an ego boost, just walk the red carpet going into the CMT Music Awards Show. Dorothy and I had the privilege to do just that Monday night, April 11.

I don’t know how many fans lined the red carpet leading into the Gaylord Entertainment Center, I can’t count that high. Inside was controlled pandemonium, with at least fifteen thousand screaming fans. It was just breathtaking to see such a sea of smiling and cheering fans for the Dukes of Hazzard cast.

The reception for the Dukes cast when we appeared all together on the stage was, as the younger set say “Awesome!” I really believe it was even more than that. It just verified what the cast has believed all along, that the fans of the Dukes of Hazzard are loyal to the core, and just down right dedicated to bringing the show back to what it was years ago in prime time.

It is third generation now, and going as strong as ever, and that is expressed by everyone we talk to. We are so proud that we were a part of television history that brought good clean entertainment to not only our great country, but to fans old and young all around the world. I thank God everyday that I was blessed to have been a small part of creating a television classic that can never be duplicated or ruined by copy cat take offs.

We created a show that was one of a kind and hope the fans will all agree. No matter what is presented as the Dukes of Hazzard, in the future as a movie, the fans will make their own judgment as to which is right for them and their children to view. We believe the original Dukes of Hazzard will be the one that really owns Flash and the General Lee.

All My Best,

James Best

We’d also like to mention that Jimmie and his wife are currently looking for investors for a film version of his critically acclaimed play “Hell Bent For Good Times”. It is a bittersweet and sentimental tale of an old couple, John and Ada, living in the Depression era South and struggling to raise their teenage grandchildren. The drama and comedy of this play could best be compared to the likes of On Golden Pond. Filming “Hell Bent For Good Times” has long been a dream of his. If you are interested in investing, please visit Jimmie’s site for more information.

Don’t Mess With The Classics

Ok, who all watched the CMT Music Awards last night? Wasn’t it great to see the cast back together again?! I think I agree with Jeff Foxworthy’s sentiment that you shouldn’t mess with the classics, but that’s just me. =)

-Meadowmufn

Rough Cut of Dukes of Hazzard Movie Trailer

Rough Cut of the Movie Trailer!

Well, some people have all the luck. AintitCool.com recently had a first hand witness to the rough cut of the Dukes movie trailer. After we were all essentially lied to about seeing the trailer during the SuperBowl, Dukes fans near and far have been anxiously awaiting the trailer and for the PR and advertising for the movie to get underway.

So we’re an impatient bunch. LOL

The release date of the film, meanwhile, is being bounced around like a bad game of ping pong. Initially it was thought to be July 29th….then June 24th….now we’re hearing August 5th. If any y’all out there work for Warner Bros., can I (MaryAnne) just say something?

FOR GOD’S SAKE!! YOU’RE KILLING US!!!  PLEASE PICK A DATE AND STICK WITH IT!!!

*Ahem* Excuse me there, didn’t mean to scream. ROFL

Anyway! Check out the link below with a few snaps from the trailer!

(Sorry, link no longer works.)

Also, before I forget…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN SCHNEIDER!! =)

Cast Appearance Section Added

We’ve added a Cast Appearances page for those of you who’d like to go out and meet your favorite Dukes of Hazzard actor. If any of you have info on a cast appearance not listed on the site, please contact us.

We’ve also archived old news from early March and before.

Dukes of Hazzard Cast on CMT Music Awards

This just in from ol’ Rosco himself…

Jimmie, Tom, John, Cathy, Ben and Sonny will be presenting an award at the CMT Music Awards on April 11th. There is also supposed to be a tribute to the Dukes of Hazzard during the show. Check your local listings for dates and times.

Forums Hacked

The forums got hacked again. Fortunately, we only lost a few hours worth of posts. We suggest all of you change your passwords as a precaution.

Jessica Simpson and Dukes Movie Interviews

Couple of Dukes movie news items for ya (nothing earth shattering here but the Jessica Simpson interview is entertaining. LOL Thanks to LoneRanger17 for the heads up!)

IGN.com Film Force recently posted this interview with Jessica Simpson conducted on the set in the last few weeks of filming.

On-Location Interview: Jessica Simpson Dishing with Daisy on the set of The Dukes of Hazzard.

IGN.com Film Force also posted up this tidbit back in January of a visit to the set…

The Dukes of Hazzard Set Visit Preview IGN was on the set with Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, and Jessica Simpson.
Depending which news and info sources you look at, the movie is either going to be released at the end of June or the end of July. We’re still awaiting early trailers and promotional segments. =)

Tom Wopat’s Latest Broadway Roles

Tom Wopat, who will be part of the starry cast of the upcoming revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, will make his debut at Birdland in April.

On April 4 the former star of Annie Get Your Gun and Chicago will offer an evening of Broadway and popular standards at the famed jazz club. Show time is 7 PM.

For more information, visit here.

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