Fact: Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce is returning to the Christopher Durang's play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a director for the show's Los Angeles premiere next year (14). The actor took a leading role in the production when it opened in New York last year (12), and now he's replacing director Nicholas Martin for the show's Mark Taper Forum run, which will star Christine Ebersole.
Quote: "I watched hours of Frasier. I'd sit there and just watch Frasier continuously; I'd never seen it before." British actor Nicholas Hoult on how he prepared to play Hank MCCoy/Beast in X-Men: First Class. His character was a younger version of the one Kelsey Grammer played in X-Men: The Last Stand.
Fact: Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce managed to double his money on the sale of his Los Angeles mansion. The actor purchased his home in Los Feliz for around $3.6 million (£2.3 million) in 2003 and sold it last month (Jul12) for just over $7 million (£4.4 million).
Fact: Former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer has reportedly spent $6.5 million (£4 million) on a lavish new pad in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles for him and his pregnant wife Kayte Walsh, who is due to give birth to twins later this year (12). The Mediterranean-style mansion boasts six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a swimming pool and a guest house, according to Realtor.com.
Quote: "Just as when I sat down to do the first read-through with Frasier there was that indefinable something where you get butterflies in your tummy because you know it is working, we had the same chemistry and butterflies in the Hot In Cleveland read-through." British actress Jane Leeves was convinced her new U.S. show would work out well.
Quote: "Peri travelled to London with me. We both had big birthdays this year, I just turned 50... so we're having a little bit of a girls' celebration." Actress Jane Leeves is marking her recent milestone birthday with a fun trip to the U.K. with her former Frasier co-star Peri Gilpin, who turns 50 on Friday (27May11).
Fact: Former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer has launched a production company to focus solely on reality TV. G3 Productions' first project will be a show revolving around the three single girls who founded New York social commentary website ThatsNotOkayNY.com, according to Tmz.com.
Quote: "After all this I still believe in love, and while I am focusing on my kids and work at the moment, I hope I meet someone in the future." Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille is refusing to let the end of her 14-year marriage to the Frasier star taint her outlook on love and life. The former couple's divorce was finalised on Thursday (10Feb11).
Quote: "This year's journey is about enhancing love in my life, and Kayte is responsible for a great deal of that." Former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer lavishes praise on his fiancee, KAYTE WALSH, for turning his life around.
Quote: "I mean we're close but we don't hang out or anything. But I'd love to go to the wedding Kelsey!" Actress Bebe Neuwirth makes a public appeal to her former Frasier co-star Kelsey Grammer for an invitation to his upcoming wedding to KAYTE WALSH.
Quote: "We have dinner all the time, we saw each other a few weeks ago, we're just not together on camera." David Hyde Pierce insists he remains close to his Frasier co-star Kelsey Grammer, six years after the hit TV sitcom came to an end.
Fact: Actor David Hyde Pierce is to receive a special humanitarian honour at this year's Tony Awards. The former Frasier star will pick up the Isabelle Stevenson award at the annual ceremony in New York on 13 June (10), for his work in fighting Alzheimer's disease and his longtime involvement with the Alzheimer's Association.
Quote: "I wish I had done one more year so I could have beat James Arness for longest-running characters (on television), but tying was an honour. And it was time to move on." Kelsey Grammer has a few regrets about not playing TV shrink Frasier CRANE for one more season of FRASIER.
Quote: "I never actually watched that show (Frasier). But he has a very distinctive voice. It was actually more like 'SIDESHOW BOB is THE BEAST?' That was cool." X-MEN star Anna Paquin loved working alongside Kelsey Grammer's dulcet tones.