One Day Before Winspear Event, Jamie Foxx Cancels Due to Work on Tarantino Movie

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Dwaine Caraway will be disappointed, if nothing else.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is about to send out a formal release, but long story short: Jamie Foxx isn't coming to the Winspear Opera House tomorrow night after all. The Terrell native was supposed to take part in the Brinker International Forum, for a Q&A hosted by none other than Gordon Keith. But it's off. And sources say there's no talk of rescheduling the event. Far as they're concerned, it's canceled.

Why the no-go? Well: Initially, the Foxx event was supposed to take place December 8. But in October, the AT&T Performing Arts Center sent a note rescheduling the event to December 1, saying that his work on the upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained, in which Foxx will play the title character, necessitated the move. Now, that's that. The AT&T Performing Arts Center only found out last night. I'll post the official announcement to Mixmaster as soon as it arrives.

Update: Here's the Official Word from the AT&T PAC, which includes ticket-refund info.

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J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

The picture of Gordon in a tie is freaking me out.  Taken at Crowley, I assume.

Restaurantqualityblender
Restaurantqualityblender

Good old Todd "Gordon" Keith. A truly funny man, but he needs to  shave that passe, far too manicured, beard. Jamie Foxx and an unscripted, public Q&A doesn't seem like a match made in heaven. He's an actor. Where there's no script, either silence or stupidity follows. See Di Nero for the former, Alec Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer, or Sean Penn for the latter. I imagine he bailed out when the reality of the thing became real, and not another movie. The man would have to "play" himself, after all.

Max
Max

I think it was precisely that a Keith Gordon was going to interview him that he had to "cancel".  He's never heard of him.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

If theres any consolation, I heard theres a grocery store opening somewhere that gordon could cut the ribbon on...No, wait, JD Ryan is doing it between his shifts at the Gas Station...

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Django Unchained - With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.

IMDB shows the usual Tarantino suspects plus some interesting additions. Shockingly,  Pam Grier does not show in the cast list.

Texaspainter
Texaspainter

I bet it took about 3 minutes to call everyone who had purchased a ticket.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hopefully gordo didnt put the down payment on the pool already planning on this big check for his x-mas

Vinny
Vinny

Maybe Jamie had to take time off to find the right outfit to wear for when he comes bursting out of the closet.

Rooster
Rooster

Are we sure he didn't cancel because he found out it was being hosted by the Great Gordo?

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Should someone tell Gordon?

MakeARTnotWar
MakeARTnotWar

Lol Jamie Foxx is a stand-up comedian, singer..turned actor. He is excellent with Improv, the unscripted and I'm certain would not be silent, or stupid.

By the way, who is Gordon Keith?   

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Whitt would be happy to do that. He'd come dressed like a douche free of charge too.

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

Is he in closet in term of sexuality? I could care less as long as he continue good work.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I asked that very question. The answer was inconclusive.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What if Mushmouth hosts instead, would Jamie reconsider?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I was told: Yes, that would be acceptable, if not "preferable."

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