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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Monday, 31 August 2009

Holiday Time

All is quiet in the Fame World, the school is empty and the students and faculty are off enjoying the summer break. Actually I'm off on holiday myself where I'll be travelling round the U.K. visiting friends and family for a couple of weeks so sadly there are no new posts at the moment.

However, I shall return and the new school year kicks off on September 21st when the first new posts will be published, so just in time for the release of the new movie on the 25th, which I'm really looking forward to. It'll be the first movie I've seen at the cinema in years!

Thanks for all the messages and support over the last 6 months and although I won't be posting over the next few weeks I will be thinking and planning a head about what fun stuff I'll be posting for the rest of the year and enjoying the new season 2 DVDs.

So I'll See You all soon,

Best Wishes,

Love Mark.
P.S. Vote for Kids From Fame Media at the blogger awards 2009!

FAME 2009 Listening posts

Here's you can listen to each of the songs on the soundtrack to to the new Fame 2009 Movie to get you in the mood for the release of the film on 25th September. The album is widely available both instores and online to download. Enjoy!

Back To Back


Big Things:


Black and Gold


Can't Hide From Love


Fame


Get On The Floor


Hold Your Dream


I Put a Spell On You


Ordinary People


Someone To Watch Over Me


Street Hustlin


This Is My Life


Too Many Women


Try


You Took Advantage of Me


You'll Find A Way

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Fame 2009 Theme Video Naturi Naughton

Here's a clip of the video for the fame 2009 single by Naturi Naughton. Why it's not the full track I don't know.

Kay Panabaker Interview Fame 2009

Meet the stars of Fame 2009. Here's a brief interview with Kay Panabakern who plays Jenny in the new movie.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Kristy Flores Interview Fame 2009


Meet the stars of Fame 2009. Here's a brief interview with Kristy Flores who plays Rosie in the new movie.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Naturi Naughton Fame Bimbo Jones Radio mix

This is the Bimbo Jones Radio edit of the "Fame" theme performed by Naturi Naughton from the new Fame movie.

To downlaod the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?hzt3y9mcr0n

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Inside Fame Book by Michael Hoey Press Release

I've received an email from Fame Producer Michael A Hoey concerning his forthcoming book. MacFarland Publishing have issued the following press release. With the book now scheduled for release in early 2010. I'm very excited as the book features a quote from yours truly :)

Inside Fame on TelevisionA Behind-the-Scenes History Michael A. Hoey
ISBN 978-0-7864-4665-0 photos, bibliography, indexsoftcover 2010
Buy Now!
Price: $35.00

Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2010

DescriptionFame, the hugely popular 1980 musical film inspired by New York’s High School of the Performing Arts, was adapted as a weekly NBC television series in 1982. Though cancelled by the network after two seasons, the TV version of Fame rose from the ashes to enjoy a long and successful run in syndication. Among the series’ cast members were such gifted performers as Debbie Allen and Janet Jackson.For five of the six years that Fame flourished on television, Michael A. Hoey was closely involved in the series’ production. He has written a compelling behind-the-scenes history of the trials, tribulations and triumphs surrounding the filming of the hit series, interviewing a number of the creative principals as well as recounting his own experiences.

About the Author Michael A. Hoey is a multi-award-winning film editor, screenwriter, director and producer. His numerous credits include six Elvis Presley films, the TV series Dallas and Murder She Wrote, and the annual Creative Emmy Awards presentation. He lives in San Clemente, California.


For more information and to pre-order the book click the link to go MacFarland Publishing:



To discuss the book click below to go to the forum:

http://www.atfreeforum.com/kidsfromfamemed/viewtopic.php?p=139&mforum=kidsfromfamemed#139

Janet Jackson U.K. Radio interview 2006

Janet Jackson 2006 radio interview with Scott Mills on Radio 1.

To download the MP3 click the link below:


http://www.mediafire.com/?5hlnmwonikn

To listen click the play button below:

Scott Mills - Janet Jackson Interview
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Meet The Cast of Fame 2009

Brief interview with Naturi Naughton, Kherrington Payne , Paul McGill and Asher Book from 2009 movie remake of Fame.


FAME NEWS

The dynamite NIA PEEPLES returns to Brandon's Buzz!
Length: 1 hr 30 min 09th October 2009 18:00 hrs

Her February appearance remains the most listened-to episode in the history of Brandon's Buzz, and now she's back for an encore! The extraordinary NIA PEEPLES is stopping by the Buzz to discuss her role in the upcoming Hallmark telefilm "Citizen Jane," as well as her departure from "The Young and the Restless" and the incredible longevity of her nearly thirty-year career!




Thanks To Brian Mattocks who reported that he had a recent chat with Erica Gimpel on Facebook where she stated that she is hoping to release her first solo album in October 2009.

Directed by Debbie Allen, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, the Tennessee Williams play that enjoyed a sell out run on Broadway, has confirmed that it will open at the Novello theatre this December, where the previously announced cast of James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Adrian Lester will be joined by Tony nominee Sanaa Lathan.The all-black production of Williams’s familial drama will open on 1 December, following previews from 21 November, and play a limited season until 10 April 2010.

For Tickets and more information

Monday, 24 August 2009

Behind The Scenes of The Heart Of Rock n Roll Concert


This footage was filmed behind the scenes at the Heart of Rock n Roll concerts in 1984 and features mini interviews with Janet Jackson, Valerie Landsburg, Billy Hufsey, Nia Peeples and Jesse Borrego.

With thanks to Brian Mattocks for providing this footage. Add Image

To download the video click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dzmyxmjgj2n
To discuss the video click below to go to the forum:

http://www.atfreeforum.com/kidsfromfamemed/viewtopic.php?p=138&mforum=kidsfromfamemed#138

Fame Movie 2009 "Friends" Trailer

Another Trailer to build the excitement for the new movie. This one features new clips and scenes featuring Debbie Allen. It's all still looking very good to me.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

FAME 2009 Soundtrack Preview update

You can preview all the songs on the new Fame movie soundtrack at:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002DYKW86/sportgallery-20
Album is due for release on August 25th in U.S. and August 24th in the U.K.

A video I found on You tube featuring the samples of each song from the soundtrack.

01. Fame 09 Intro - Naturi Naughton
02. This Is My Life/Cafeteria Jam - Hopsin, Ak’sent, Tynisha Kelly, & Donte
“Burger” Winston
03. Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
04. Ordinary People - Asher Book
05. Can’t Hide From Love - Naturi Naughton & Collins Pennie
06. Out Here On My Own - Naturi Naughton
07. You’ll Find A Way [Switch & Sinden Remix] - Santigold
08. Get On The Floor - Naturi Naughton & Collins Pennie
09. Street Hustlin’ - Raney Shockne featuring Stella Marie
10. Back To Back - Collins Pennie
11. Try - Asher Book
12. What A Mighty God We Serve - Pasadena Community College Gospel Choir
13. You Made Me Love You - Raney Shockne featuring Oren Waters
14. You Took Advantage Of Me - Megan Mullally
15. Someone To Watch Over Me - Asher Book
16. I Put A Spell On You - Raney Shockne featuring Eddie Wakes
17. Too Many Woman [Damon Elliott Remix] - Rachael Sage
18. Hold Your Dream/Graduation - Naturi Naughton, Asher Book, & Kay
Panabaker
19. Fame 09 - Naturi Naughton

Asher Book Interview Fame 2009


Meet the stars of Fame 2009. Here's a brief interview with Asher Book who plays Marco in the new movie.


Friday, 21 August 2009

Carlo Imperato Interview Kids World 1983

Carlo is interviewed for American childrens TV show Kids World.

With thanks to Brian Mattocks for this footage.

To download the video click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?mjmwzjmeozk


Debbie Allen More Than A Man

"More Than A Man" comes from Debbie's 1989 solo album "Special Look" and is written by Nick Trevisick & Matthew Garey.


To download the MP3 click the link below:

The Real Cost Of Fame


Daily Express 10th August 2009 article on all 10 members of the original Fame Cast and what happened to them after the show.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Jesse Borrego Loco De Amor

"Loco De Amor" comes from the season 6 episode "That was The Weekend That Was" and is performed by Jesse.

To downoad the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jvmytkliknh

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Nia Peeples 2009 Interview Daytime Dial Part 2

In This 2009 Interview with Daytime Dial to promote her new TV film role on crime drama "Citizen Jane" Nia discusses beauty, fitness and helping others.

To read the interview click the link below:

http://sites.google.com/site/fametvseriesepisodeguide/Home/interviews/nia-peeples-2009-daytime-dail-interview-part-2


To discuss the interview click the link below to go to the forum:

http://www.atfreeforum.com/kidsfromfamemed/viewtopic.php?t=31&mforum=kidsfromfamemed

Valerie Landsburg Love Song

"Love Song" comes from Valerie's 2001 solo album "Grown Up" and is written by Lesley Duncan.

To download the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?g2mr3zilmzx

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Carrie Hamilton Home On The Range

"Home On The Range" from 1988 film "Tokoyo Pop" and is performed by Carrie.

To download the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jj2ohztnotz

To download the video click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?zvyzjmyhoql


Janet Jackson 1984 Wins her First Award

Janet wins her first award beating the likes of Anita Baker as best new comer. This was before Fame. Now I love Janet but I'm sure without the Jackson surname she'd never have got this award.


Friday, 14 August 2009

Cynthia Gibb If Momma Was Married

"If Momma Was Married" comes from the 1993 TV film version of the musical Gypsy and is performed by Cynthia Gibb and Jennifer Beck.

To download the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?yeydoyoqvyt

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Naturi Naughton Fame Paul Oakenfold Club Mix

This 2009 Fame theme remix is the Paul Oakenfold radio mix and comes from Fame the remixes volume 1.

To download the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?mgkupfznscy

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Place Where We Belong


"A Place Where we Belong" comes from the Season 5 episode "A place To Belong" which is the August episode of the month. It is written by Matt Vernon and Michael Bradley, although the performer is unknown.

Download MP3 


Nia Peeples 2009 Interview Daytime Dial

In This 2009 Interview with Daytime Dial Nia discusses her new TV film role on crime drama "Citizen Jane" and the importance of female friends.

To read the interview click the link below:

http://sites.google.com/site/fametvseriesepisodeguide/Home/interviews/nia-peeples-2009-daytime-dial-interview

To discuss the interview click the link below to go to the forum:

http://www.atfreeforum.com/kidsfromfamemed/viewtopic.php?t=31&mforum=kidsfromfamemed

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Irene Cara Slow Down

"Slow Down" comes from Irene's first album "Anyone Can see".

To download the MP3 click the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?wbwjdnmwmzd

A Place To Belong - Loretta Chandler



"A Place To Belong" comes from the Season 5 episode of the same name which is the August episode of the month. Written by Diane Louie and performed by Loretta chandler.

Paul McGill Interview Fame 2009

Meet the stars of Fame 2009. Here's a brief interview with Paul McGill who plays Kevin in the new movie.


Monday, 10 August 2009

A Cats Medley


The "Cats" Medley comes from the Season 5 episode "A Place To Belong" which is the August episode of the month. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot.

Download MP3

Lee Curreri 2009 FIND Interview

This 2009 interview with Lee comes from the Film Independent magazine where Lee talks about composing music for film and TV.

Read Interview 

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Kherington Payne Interview Fame Movie 2009

Meet the stars of Fame 2009. Here's a brief interview with Kherington Payne who plays Alice in the new movie.



Saturday, 8 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

Eric Pierpoint Interview 2008 about Alien Nation


Interview with eric Pierpoint I found on You Tube bout his excellent sci series "Alien Nation".



Thursday, 6 August 2009

Billy Hufsey The Making Of a Better Man

The Making of Billy's single "A Better Man" from the VH1 show "Confessions of a Teen idol". The Song is also Written by Billy.




Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Debbie Allen Interview AT Berry Gordy Tribute 2008

Debbie Allen interviewed at the 2008 Berry Gordy Tribute. Debbie mentions her favourite Motown song is "Stop In The Name Of Love".




Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Kids From Fame Media Now On Facebook


You can now link to Kids from Fame Media on Facebook or just add me a friend.

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Jesse Borrego Interview Denver Post 2007


Q&A: Actor Jesse Borrego By John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic
Posted: 11/28/2007 01:00:00 AM MST

This short Question and Answer session comes from the time of the Writers strike in 2007 just as Jesse had joined E.R.

Read Interview 

Monday, 3 August 2009

Debbie Allen Interview Daily Mirror & Where Are They Now 2009


Debbie was interviewed by Caroline Hedley for the Daily Mirror 23rd February 2009. Debbie Talks about the new movie:

"The actors are different but the storylines are true to the original.. it's still very relevant"

The article also features a where are they now section for some of the other cast members.

Sam Sparro Black & Gold

The brilliant "Black and Gold" is written and performed by Sam Sparro and comes from the soundtrack of the new Fame 2009 movie.


Sunday, 2 August 2009

Valerie Landsburg Metro Interview 2001


Great interview with Valerie Landsburg By JAMIE WALTERS from a British newspaper The Metro - September 26, 2001

Valerie talks about Fame reunions and getting suspended from her Beverley Hill school for being a bad girl!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Nia Peeples Hurricane


"Hurricane" comes from Nia's 1991 self titled album and is written by Nia, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers.