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Seen: Curt Schilling + More Celebs

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

 

From one game to another: videogame king Curt Schilling. Photo: 38 Studios.

One of the Red Sox’s most memorable pitchers has moved onto a different field—video game creation. Curt Schilling, retired World Series Champion pitcher, just saw the release of his first video game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, on Tuesday. With millions of dollars and many long hours spent at the headquarters of his game company 38 Studios, located conveniently here in Providence, the highly-anticipated single-player RPG has finally hit the shelves. Schilling worked with well-known fantasy author R.A. Salvatore and cartoonist/designer Todd McFarlane to develop the game. Over the past few days it’s gotten a lot of attention, including articles in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, so now we wait for it to become the next Star Wars of video games… 

Even though the Patriots couldn’t pull out the Super Bowl win, it didn’t stop some of them from partying like they were the victors. On Sunday night, team members attended a crazy post-game party on the field, where Rob Gronkowski and Matt Light were seen dancing shirtless, with music provided by LMFAO, Maroon 5, and Rhode Island’s most famous DJ Pauly D. Many of the players didn’t show up, like Tom Brady, Chad Ochocinco, Wes Welker, and Coach Bill Belichick, but others partied all night with the Kraft family and Steven Tyler. Good to see not everyone feeling so dejected after the bitter loss, and willing to celebrate the still-great football franchise… 

A whole other game: The Real World hunk Zach Nichols. Photo: MTV.

Debra Messing, the Will and Grace actress who grew up in East Greenwich, plays a Broadway lyricist on the new NBC show Smash, which just aired Monday night. The Steven Spielberg-produced show is already on its way to being a smash hit, with other starring cast members Katherine McPhee (American Idol runner up), Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, and Jack Davenport. And when Messing went on Live! With Kelly to promote the show, she was shocked to see her high school drama teacher Jim Metcalf in the audience. The video is charming and shows how important her Rhode Island upbringing was to her career and how much pride she has in the small state… 

Soon, members of the general public will be allowed to visit one of the most history-laden homes in America: the Kennedy family compound on Cape Cod.  A vacation home of former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy (who recently put his own Portsmouth home on the market), the place where the family gathered after JFK’s assassination, and the site of many other momentous occasions for the Kennedy family has been donated to the Edward M. Kennedy institute. It will host seminars, lectures, and charitable programs, and eventually be open to tours from the public. Converting the Hyannis Port home into an educational facility was always a wish of Ted Kennedy, so the family is just doing their part to honor his memory… 

Last week, Smithfield baker Ryan Cimorelli came close to a reality TV title, but came away with only third place. In the finale of TLC’s Next Great Baker, he lost out to New Jersey native Marissa Lopez for $100,000 and the chance to work with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. However, he and his wife Deana are still grateful for the opportunity and are looking forward to making their bake shop The Bakery Boutique even better for us Rhode Islanders… 

Hottie football player Zack Nichols from the most recent season of MTV’s The Real World was spotted last week at the Colosseum nightclub in downtown Providence. The athlete and physical therapist made some splashes on the San Diego-set show for his conservative viewpoints, but he didn’t seem so traditional while partying it up with the locals… 

And if you want to be Seen by us in the future, consider applying for a new reality show that’s planned to film in Newport this summer. Newport residents can check out details here about the show, which is reportedly “a TV docu-series about the residents and summer visitors of Newport, RI.” The show will air on a major cable network, and they are looking for Newport locals, socialites with summer homes, and visitors in rental houses. Perhaps it will be the next Jersey Shore? Well, the current Newport residents certainly hope not…

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Total amount of money GIVEN to 38 Studios = $75 MILLION
Total number of jobs created = who knows?

Comment #1 by Ned Rivers on 2012 02 08




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