VoyForums
[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: [1]2345 ]


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 08:59:06 08/24/06 Thu
Author: Kacy
Subject: DJE on E! News last night!!!!

I was watching E! News last night and they did a segment on DJE! He discussed his new role on that CBS show(can't remember name). He said that it was like "walking into a new family." He said they've been "really nice and accomodating." He also gave a short little tour of his home. His old Jag uniforms are still hanging in his closet.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


Replies:

[> Apparently he also credited himself as the only reason for JAG's success. to quote "the burden of carrying the show..." I guess there was no other cast or leads on JAG...what an egostistical maniac! -- Shaking my Head, 14:30:35 08/24/06 Thu

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> I didn't see the profile, but depending on how he worded it, maybe he just meant in reference to the media spotlight? Because there was more media spotlight on him than any other cast member during the show's run. Maybe there was a lot of the media holding him accountable as to how the show did, and not thinking about the rest of the cast. -- Meg, 19:38:28 08/24/06 Thu

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> I've read the comments, and I too am hoping something was taken out of context, b/c what I've read it is a pretty arrogant IMHO statement. That's not saying DJE is arrogant but the statement IMHO was....that's why I'm wondering if there's more to it....As for the rest, when JAG was on, both CB & DJE were featured prominently on the entertainment shows...if CB or someone else had made those type of comments, you bet there would be an uproar, & rightly so. It was a team effort, they all carried the show for 9+ seasons on CBS, it wasn't just one man's load.... -- Jennifer, 19:46:22 08/24/06 Thu

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> CB was just as much in the spotlight and interviews if not more at times. Also in all the promos CB was included in them along with DJE. Jag had a great ensemble cast and wouldn't have made it without them or the creative team. It also was a Live interview and came right from his mouth, not on written paper, so you can't misquote him. If CB would have said something like that she would have been lambasted and served up as a sacrifice. He's done stuff like this before and he'll do it again, making excuses for him doesn't justify it or make him look good at all. -- afan, 09:42:55 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> That makes sense, but what about the reviews when JAG was on? Like if JAG dropped in ratings one week, did episode critiques seem to focus more on stuff in relation to DJE/Harm, or was there a mix? I know for me personally, when most of the season had Harm heavily featured and then they'd go do an ep with like four Harm scenes (and usually something light, not a case story-line, like the one with his stolen corvette), it didn't even feel like I was watching the same series. Plus, CBS cancelled the series shortly after DJE chose not to renew his contract. (inside) -- Meg, 21:27:32 08/25/06 Fri

Now I don't know if his action had any bearing on their decision or not, but I'd find it hard to believe it wasn't at least a small factor. So, anybody who worked on the show and who really knew it knew that it couldn't be done without anybody. But on paper, it's like the emphasis is being put on one character and one actor's actions. There was a gymnastics meet where the team's top athlete had a major error and comments were made that it was that athlete who'd cost them the medal, and a teammate said "Well, you can also argue that if three of us hadn't taken a step, it wouldn't have happened either."

Anyway, maybe it was less of a "I'm the one who was responsible for the show's success," and simply more of a "It's going to be nice to not be the one in the spotlight this time."

Having read so much where the cast seemed to really get along so well, this statement just seems incongruent. That's why I keep thinking there must have been something else behind it, but I could be wrong.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> [> CBS did not cancel JAG b/c of the DJE situation.....there were many many factors involved, & in fact that's why the final episode appeared to have been thrown together b/c CBS dangled the renewal carrott in front of TPTB noses. JAG's ratings had taken a consistent slide since being moved to Friday nights....And if you want to blame the S10 slide then blame it on the fact that JMJ was gone LOL! Inside... -- Jennifer, 22:18:09 08/25/06 Fri

JAG was an expensive show to produce....it cost around 2 million per ep to produce the show...DJE's salary was about 1/6th of that, and it was only garnering a small profit (when compared to other shows) margin for CBS....

The network gave TPTB the chance to try and bring up the ratings with a younger crowd, and probably something along the lines of "cut your costs" for any kind of renewal.

When compared to the shows that replaced JAG on Fridays, Threshold and Close To Home, they have done NO better ratings wise than JAG did.....but they were less expensive shows to produce which garnered more profits.

Sure its all about money....as for the eps and ratings you can factor in so many items....what time of year, what it was up against, was it pre-empted in some markets for sports specials and so on.....Maybe to you it wasn't the same show, but I enjoyed all the cast and loved episodes where Mac, Bud, AJ, Sturgis were featured. It was still JAG to me, but I know others have a varying opinion. Don't forget some of the Harm-lite eps you reference were because DJE wanted to DIRECT and DB gave him that opportunity....

JAG wasn't renewed solely b/c DJE's contract was up.....if that were the case, the network would've announced in January or earlier that the this was the last season, when it was known that DJE wouldn't be coming back...instead the network gave TPTB the chance, and didn't officially announce until like 3 weeks before the final ep aired, which is why IMHO we got so much Vic and others in the finale, instead of focusing on Mac & Harm...but I'm okay with the ending, because to me it ended with Mac & Harm together, happy at last.

The statement was just uncalled for and really insulting to the rest of the cast....every single one of them contributed and carried a burden, which is why the show was successful for the 9 years on CBS (you can't say it was successful on NBC because it didn't even last a full season before being yanked)....it was a team effort...a team load, not just one person.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]


[> I guess he's still carrying a grudge to DB? -- Jesse, 00:35:41 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]


[> DJE on E! -- dede925, 08:14:46 08/25/06 Fri

He didn't sound arrogant at all. He sounded more
relieved that he didn't have top billing. The first
name on the bill is considered the star.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]


[> [> dede925, I saw it and he was arrogant. You don't say something so blatanly insulting to the rest of the cast without a fat head, which he has. The audacity of him to say "He carried the burden of the entire show of JAG was as arrogant as he is. And the reason he said it was in preparation to cover his six if CTH should fail. CTH barley got renewed as it is because it's a snoozer show, but he's layinig the ground work that it's not his fault if it gets canned because he's not the star. He honestly believes he was the one man show on Jag, puleeze. -- afan, 09:38:03 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> Let's not go mountain climbing over molehills just yet. I have read and heard more than once about the public credit DJE has given CB for keeping the show going. But let's face it--his is the character the show was originally built around, and he is the only actor who was in every episode. That makes him the headliner, and that puts a great deal of the show's weight on his shoulders. Would you rather he ducked his head and mumbled, "Aw, shucks, I didn't do much"? That would be ridiculous! -- Deemus, 14:46:14 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> Hiya Deemus! I don't think anyone is saying that DJE wasn't the first billing or a star, of course he was, he was the male lead! But he didn't carry the show BY himself, there was a female CO-LEAD & a great supporting cast that all contributed. Inside.... -- Jennifer, 15:36:26 08/25/06 Fri

He didn't "carry" the show by himself....if that were the case there wouldn't of been ANY other actors....they ALL carried the show, they all contributed it just wasn't DJE. It was an arrogant comment & insulting to the rest of the JAG cast & crew. Like I said that doesn't mean DJE himself is that way, but the comment IMHO was arrogant. It makes it sound like DJE is the only who was on JAG, no one else contributed...he didn't carry the show alone, they all did. Yes it was only one statement, but it was an arrogant & insulting one.

Like I've asked before, if CB had made such an arrogant statement you bet she'd be called on the carpet for it...and probably would be crucified unmercifully.....and it would be just because that kind of remark is insulting to those affiliated with JAG, it would be discountined DJE, like I believe he's done with CB (and the rest)....The comment was not one of DJE's "finer" moments, and it should be alright to criticize him for making such an inane comment, just like I'm sure people would criticize CB or anyone else if they made the exact same comment.

It was a poor choice of words....I think we all at times say things that don't come out right, and I'm hoping that's what happened here...

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> [> Hi, Jennifer. I haven't heard the interview yet--I missed it, and I hope someone posts it--so I have to go on what I read. Certainly CB would be criticized for a comment like that, but she wasn't the character the show was originally built around. I would think that would be a huge burden, even if others share some the responsibility. In any event, I have no quarrel with your comments and your perception of the issue, since it was politely presented as your opinion, but the post I replied to was too bashing and insulting to let go by without comment. -- Deemus, 15:49:07 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> [> [> If you want to use the term burden, then it was a burden that they all shared. That's all I'm saying...to say that he "carried" it alone is ludicrous, to me its like he's saying "I'm the only one who mattered, it was because of ME only the show was a success..." and it wasn't. I'm not arguing the original premise of the show, & if the show had when CBS picked up went with ONLY one lead & no recurring characters kinda like the Fugitive then I'd agree with the statement. But there was a female lead (co-star) several recurring (including JMJ who was 2nd in popularity..Inside... -- Jennifer, 16:00:01 08/25/06 Fri

TPTB said DJE & CB were tied as most popular) & they all were a factor. That's all...it was a poor statement, & statements like this don't reflect IMHO very well on DJE...just like the wouldn't on CB if she had uttered the same thing. It was bad timing LOL!

Like I said, we all say things at times that we are like "did I just say that??" LOL! This may be one of those things, at least I hope. I don't think DJE would purposely discredit the contributions of the others, because it was all of their burderns to carry, they all made contributions, and its because of them ALL JAG was on the air for 9 seasons after initially being cancelled....JMVHO....

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Good points, including the one about, "Did I just say that?" I guess I'd better hold off on further comment unless and until I actually see the clip. -- Deemus, 16:50:43 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]


[> well he's not really a big star yet..for us Jag fans maybe he is but big star is all about Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman,Michael Caine, Jen Garner etc....he didnt word his line right. -- Vicky, 13:27:01 08/25/06 Fri

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]


[> I posted this thread, but I guess I didn't pay real good attention to the interview because I didn't even realize he said that! Just reading that statement on here, it does seem really arrogant. I don't feel that he carried the show at all..... -- Kacy, 16:11:57 08/25/06 Fri

I don't mean to ruffle any feathers, but I don't think that his acting was all that great and if it were just him on Jag, I wouldn't have watched. I watched for the pairing of Harm and Mac. I also don't believe that he was more in the spotlight. If you look around the internet and things you'll find that people are far more interested in CB. She was interviewed on Letterman and Howard Stern. In my opinion she seemed a bit more mainstream than DJE.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]





Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]

Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.