Q&A: ‘2 Broke Girls’ star, ‘Mob Wives’

Beth Behrs started in the­atre at age five

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E - RICH HELDENFELS

You have ques­tions. I have some an­swers.

Q: I think Beth Behrs of “2 Broke Girls” is a tal­ented come­di­enne. Can you tell me more about her?

A: Behrs, 31, was born in Lan­caster, Pa., and grew up in Lynch­burg, Va., says CBS. She be­gan per­form­ing the­atre at the age of five and con­tin­ued af­ter her fam­ily moved to Cal­i­for­nia.

She stud­ied act­ing in col­lege, acted in tele­vi­sion com­mer­cials and modelled in print ads. Her pre­vi­ous TV ap­pear­ances have in­cluded “NCIS: Los An­ge­les” and “Cas­tle,” and she was in the film “Amer­i­can Pie: Book of Love.”

CBS adds: “In ad­di­tion to singing and act­ing in mu­si­cal the­atre, Behrs is an avid run­ner and grew up play­ing com­pet­i­tive soc­cer. Through­out col­lege, she vol­un­teered with ‘Chil­dren of the Night,’ an or­ga­ni­za­tion that as­sists chil­dren who have been forced into pros­ti­tu­tion.

“Cur­rently, Behrs lives in Los An­ge­les. Her birth date is Dec. 26. She can be fol­lowed on Twit­ter @BethBehrs.” And, in July, she an­nounced her en­gage­ment to ac­tor Michael Gladis (Paul Kin­sey on “Mad Men”).

Q: I won­der if you could tell me any news about “Mob Wives.” Any new shows com­ing on?

A: No. VH1 can­celled the re­al­ity se­ries af­ter six sea­sons. There was a pub­lished re­port last year that it would be back for a sev­enth run on Bravo. But — as a Bravo rep­re­sen­ta­tive gen­tly pointed out to me — that story was the pub­li­ca­tion’s April Fools’ Day joke.

Q: We were re­cently watch­ing “Bones” and char­ac­ters were walk­ing past a store win­dow with the Mal­ley’s name and its CHOC sign. Since the show takes place in Washington, D.C., we were won­der­ing if they had filmed in the Cleve­land area since there are no Mal­ley’s that we know of in D.C.

A: The Mal­ley’s Choco­lates com­pany is in­deed a North­east Ohio con­cern (al­though out-of-staters can or­der their good­ies at mal­leys.com). It does not have stores in Washington, D.C., or in Los An­ge­les, where Bones is for the most part made. This is just a bit of TV magic.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the choco­late com­pany said, “A mem­ber of the Mal­ley’s fam­ily works on the set of Bones and thought it would add a nice touch to show a Mal­ley’s.”

Q: Is the TV show “Mo­tive” com­ing back? Loved it.

A: Your love is go­ing to be un­re­quited when it comes to more “Mo­tive.” Air­ing ini­tially on Canada’s CTV, it was shown for two sea­sons on ABC here; when ABC dropped it, the next two sea­sons went to USA Net­work. But the fourth sea­son was the last for CTV and, so far, for ev­ery­where else.

Q: My 93-year-old grandpa is in love with “The Curse of Oak Is­land” on the His­tory chan­nel. He would be so happy to know any one of th­ese ques­tions: When does the crew stop pro­duc­tion, spring or sum­mer? Do they ever find any trea­sure? Are the peo­ple on the show ac­tors or aver­age peo­ple? Why is Oak Is­land for sale for $7 mil­lion US on the In­ter­net?

A: The se­ries, which has a twohour sea­son fi­nale on Feb. 21, of­ten pops up in reader ques­tions, so here are the an­swers to yours. A His­tory rep says: “Pro­duc­tion goes on as long as Rick, Marty and their team con­duct their search op­er­a­tions each year.

They gen­er­ally be­gin in late spring and end to­ward the be­gin­ning of fall,” but with some op­er­a­tions in other parts of the year, in­clud­ing win­ter. They have found ev­i­dence and ar­ti­facts but the show can’t give away what, if any­thing, is found in the rest of this sea­son.

Rick and Marty are “ab­so­lutely the real deal.”

And, while there were re­ports a decade ago of the is­land hav­ing a $7 mil­lion US price tag, His­tory says the is­land is not cur­rently for sale.

MONTY BRIN­TON, CBS HAND­OUT

Kat Den­nings (left) as Max and Beth Behrs as Caro­line star in “2 Broke Girls.”

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