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Polar Bear Sightings, Cedric Performs for the Troops, and Emily Bergl’s L.A. Cabaret Show

A couple of days ago, there was a rash of bipedal polar bear sightings in Seattle, Washington. This polar bear’s exodus from the Arctic may be symbolic of the majestic species’ cry for help in an ever-changing global climate, or it may be this bear just needed some work during the recession and GRASSROOTS was casting a stand-in. Actually, what most people don’t know is that Polar Bears have sophisticated cultural taste and one rogue animal has chosen eclectic Seattle as its favorite getaway. Her name is Veronica. She’s an Alaskan Polar Bear, an actress and definitely a scene-stealer wherever she goes. “I love drinking coffee and listening to Modest Mouse, riding the Monorail, hanging out at The Comet, and the beauty of the Sounds,” Ms. Bear explained when asked about her motives. “When Stephen Gyllenhaal called to hire me again as a Polar Bear double in the film GRASSROOTS, I jumped at the chance to return to Seattle!” Check out this local news article (full with pictures) on the recent polar bear sightings here:

Moving on to updates about a couple of our human cast members, Cedric the Entertainer will be teaming up with Sean “Diddy” Combs, his new band Diddy—Dirty Money, and World Wrestling Entertainment for their eighth annual “Tribute to the Troops” December 18 on NBC (9pm EST and PST/8pm CST). Ariel Winter from television’s “Modern Family” will sing the National Anthem, Diddy—Dirty Money will perform their single “Coming Home”, and Cedric the Entertainer will perform his riotous brand of stand-up. The “WWE Tribute to the Troops” was taped at Fort Hood and will also chronicle various WWE Superstars and Divas meeting with the troops and their families during the holiday season and will conclude with a live, in-ring performance in front of thousands of military personnel.
The lovely Emily Bergl will bring a special holiday version of her acclaimed cabaret show, “Kidding on the Square” to Los Angeles this Saturday (12/18) at the Gardenia Room located at 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. (cross-street: La Brea Ave.). The show starts at 9pm, with doors opening at 7pm for an optional dinner. The cover fee is $20 and the show will feature guest-star Daniel Bess on the ukulele. Reservations can be made by calling (323) 467-7444. Now, this is the same night and around the same time as the “WWE Tribute to the Troops” so if you’re in the L.A. area and want to see a great cabaret show, reserve your seats and DVR the “Tribute to the Troops” so you can catch both of them!

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