Drop Dead Diva
A Much Needed Moms' Night Out with a Dash of Diva!
Any mom will tell you that parenting is a full-time job - and it seems that our demands as mothers tend to change with the seasons. The school year, for instance, is filled with the business of packing lunches, ushering children off to their respective schools at respectable times, picking them up at the right times and chauffeuring them around to their various after-school activities, making healthy dinners and making sure that everyone has their homework done so that you can all wake up and do it again tomorrow. During the summer, it becomes filled with summer camp, trying to organize educational activities to keep their brains working, organizing play dates and traveling.
So far this summer I have done all of those things with our kids - and last Sunday morning I arrived back at LAX with my daughter in tow after a long 4 hour flight back from visiting family in our hometown of New Orleans. My husband and stepson had stayed behind - my husband for work and my son so that he could attend camp - but I had officially been on hard-core mommy duty for almost 3 weeks straight. I was in good spirits - my 6-year-old daughter had been on her very best behavior and even napped on the flight home (a small miracle) - but I was also excited because I knew that evening I would be embarking on a much-anticipated Moms Night Out and I couldn’t wait.
Thanks to my work here at Lifetime Moms I was offered the chance to attend the Season 5 premiere party of Drop Dead Diva at the members-only Soho House in Los Angeles. I had previously had the opportunity to have lunch at the Soho House New York so I was excited to see what the west-coast version held for me. I, of course, was not disappointed. After checking in at the front desk I was ushered into an elevator and sent up to the penthouse - where I checked in yet again before being shown back to the party. I was handed a glass of champagne and welcomed warmly as I was invited to mingle with the cast and crew of Drop Dead Diva.
I think I did a pretty great job of keeping my cool, but as I made my way through the crowd and spotted actor Lex Medlin I really wanted to hug him and say “Owen - I’m SO glad you’re ok!” Instead I just smiled politely, took a sip of my champagne, and kept moving. Not long after my arrival everyone gathered together to hear Josh Berman, the show’s creator, give a short speech about the show and the journey of the past 4 seasons. We watched the gag reel from season 4 - which is always one of my favorite things to see - and then we all eagerly settled in to watch the premiere of Season 5.
About 30 minutes into the premiere I realized that the handsome man seated in front of me was none other than Justin Deeley, the actor who plays the part of Jane’s new guardian angel Paul. I have no doubt that after seeing the premiere of season 5 most women will have much trouble remembering anything other than Deeley’s winning smile and um, well -- his finely tuned physique. Deely humbly accepted applause and kind comments from his castmates during his debut scene and I have no doubt that his character Paul will be an extremely entertaining addition to an already hilarious cast.
After the premiere of the episode was over there were lots of cheers and clapping and then the party started winding down as people made their way to dinner. Exhausted from my long day of travel I headed back down the elevator to hop in my car and make my way home. I am now even more excited than ever for season 5 of Drop Dead Diva and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us. What do you think the real Jane is going to do when she finds out what has been going on in her life since she has been gone? I’m not sure what to expect, but I know that the cast and crew promise it is not to be missed!
Catch Drop Dead Diva Sundays at 9/8c. on Lifetime!