Though not a household name, actress Megyn Price was one of the more familiar faces in the world of television sitcoms. A gifted student with a mind for figures, Price initially embarked on a career i...
Fichtner, driving a Scion tC, finished three seconds ahead of second-placed Ken Gushi, a professional Japanese drift racer, after 10 laps of the Long Beach street course. Actor Michael Trucco was placed third, ahead of Muniz.
Green was eighth but showed he's a winner outright when his sexy wife Megan Fox showed up to support her man.
Following the race, modest Fichtner told reporters he was thrilled by the victory, stating, "I didn't even look in the rearview mirror. I just wanted to drive my car. I know there were many drivers in the pack who could've just as easily come out on top."
Gushi spent the duration of the race battling with Fichtner and Trucco after starting 30 seconds behind the stars - the race's traditional handicap for professional drivers. He scored the fastest lap time.
True Blood star Stephen Moyer was forced to pull out of the race after flipping his car during qualifying laps on Friday (15Apr11).
Other celebrities finishing in the top 10 were: Kim Coates and Daniel Goddard.
A charity auction winner called Jerry Westlund finished 10th, ahead of Megyn Price, wrestler Tito Ortiz, pop star Kevin Jonas and Djimon Hounsou.
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector opens with a man scratching his plumber’s-crack re-using a cotton swab to clean his ear and wearing the sleeveless shirt he uses as a towel. Naturally this is Larry (the Cable Guy) a health inspector. Halfheartedly inspecting the local food joints he’s leading the life that suits him well. But when his boss (Thomas F. Wilson) assigns him a serious-minded female partner (Iris Bahr) his world is turned upside down--or at least made less comfy. Larry’s called in to investigate “some fartin’ Jewish folks” at a swankier restaurant and learns that it’s not an isolated incident. While Larry’s unorthodox methods manage to arouse the interest of a waitress (Megyn Price) with bowel habits that he adores his tactics arouse the ire of the restaurateurs he investigates and it costs him his job. Now he’s forced to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence. Even the D-listers here must’ve gone straight to confession upon accepting these roles to help cushion their bank accounts. Let’s start with Larry the Cable Guy (of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour “Git-R-Done” fame) who is one of the most successful stand-up comics today. He’s right in his element seemingly with fart blanche on toilet humor but to the unconverted he’s a little more than grating. Speaking of grating the (hopefully) affected voice of Bahr makes the movie mostly unlistenable in addition to being unwatchable. But take pity on her for this is no way to jumpstart a movie career. Tony Hale clearly still reeling from the potential cancellation of TV’s Arrested Development (on which he plays Buster) also lowers his star and integrity with an ambiguous character here. And Joe Pantoliano shows his face. The once great character actor reaches a new low with this one even if his performance isn’t all bad. Health Inspector masters the art of the fart. But more disgusting than the settings with which the farts are juxtaposed is the ad nauseam (pun intended) level of over-usage. So congratulations go to along with fart Yoda Larry the Cable Guy director Trent Cooper who makes his feature directorial debut. And might we add what a fart-tastic debut it is! But it’s not all farts ladies and gentleman--all forms of gross-out humor are exploited unlike ever before. On the er serious side the collection of running jokes adds to a few legit laughs. Cooper helms a story that naturally doesn’t work deferring instead to Larry’s natural um charisma. The script offers no segue into Larry’s stand-up persona but anyone who sees this here flick ain’t lookin’ for no dang Oscar winner. Clearly Health Inspector will appeal to Larry’s following but is not meant for those of sound mind.
Made two appearances as a waitress in episodes of the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show"
Raised in Oklahoma
Played the producer of a nightly Washington, DC newscast in "Lateline" (NBC, 1998-1999; Showtime, 1999)
Cast as Audrey in the CBS sitcom, "Rules of Engagement"
Voiced Linda Memari on three episodes of "American Dad!" (Fox)
Returned to series TV as a wife and mother in the Fox sitcom "Grounded for Life"
Appeared as Jane in "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" starring Larry The Cable Guy
Began acting while in high school; selected as a Presidential Scholar in senior year
Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the CBS police show "Tequila and Bonetti"
Had roles in the feature films "Love Happens" and "Mystery, Alaska"
"Here Comes the Sun", a play she wrote while still in high school, produced at a regional theater
First role as a series regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Common Law"
Though not a household name, actress Megyn Price was one of the more familiar faces in the world of television sitcoms. A gifted student with a mind for figures, Price initially embarked on a career in finance before making the jump to acting. Her television debut on a final season episode of the sci-fi adventure "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993) soon led to more TV guest spots and a regular cast role on the exceptionally short-lived legal sitcom "Common Law" (ABC, 1996). Although Price occasionally picked up smaller parts in feature films like the Russell Crowe vehicle "Mystery, Alaska" (1999), it was on the small screen that she truly excelled. While another co-starring role on the Al Franken sitcom "Lateline" (NBC, 1998-2000) lasted a mere two seasons, Price's turn as thirty-something mom Claudia Finnerty on the family comedy "Grounded for Life" (The WB, 2001-05) helped establish her as a recognizable screen presence. Surrounded by a popular ensemble cast that included Patrick Warburton and David Spade, she enjoyed her lengthiest series run on the relationship sitcom "Rules of Engagement" (CBS, 2007- ) as matrimonial veteran, Audrey Bingham. Blessed with exceptional comic timing and an <i>everywoman</i> appeal, Price enjoyed a lengthy and prolific career in television.<p>Born in Norman, OK on March 24, 1971, Price and younger brother Joseph grew up in Seattle, WA. As a teen at Norman High School, Price was a high achiever. With a string of academic accolades under her belt, she was deemed the model of perfection by her classmates. A National Merit semi-finalist, Price also wrote plays, one of which, "Here Comes the Sun" landed her a Presidential Scholar accolade and a ranking in a <i>USA Today</i> list as one of 20 top high school students around the U.S. her senior year. Graduating in 1988, Price moved to California to study economics and communications at Stanford University. After graduation, Price started working as an investment banker at a private firm in Northern California's Marin County area. While studying at Stanford, she had acted in her off-hours at the American Conservatory Theater. She initially thought acting would be a poor career move, but a year into her job and unfulfilled, she realized that perhaps acting was a career she would actually enjoy. She contacted the one friend she knew in Los Angeles who could help her get set up. Price moved down the coast and began waiting tables to make ends meet. At a casual function, she met a casting director who steered her in the direction of the time-travel drama, "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993) and was soon cast as star Scott Bakula's daughter in a January 1993 episode "October 16, 1968."<p>Price smoothly segued from "Quantum Leap" to ABC's "The Drew Carey Show" (1995-2004). In September 1995, she appeared in the first of two episodes as a no-nonsense waitress who bantered with Carey's circle of friends. She made such an impression, she returned the following January for a second dose of wisecracking. In the fall of 1996, Price rose to series regular with the ABC comedy "Common Law" (1996). After playing rising young attorney Nancy Slaton for only four episodes, the series was pulled from the air. In her personal life, she fared better, having found love with sitcom producer Bill Lawrence, whom she wed. By now, the networks were paying close attention to Price's one-two punch of smarts and sex appeal. She landed another regular series role, that of dutiful producer Gale Ingersoll on NBC's, "Lateline" (1998-2000), an Al Franken vehicle about a fictional late-night news program. The show's curious, but brief run over two seasons culminated with Showtime buying several of its un-aired episodes. During the course of "Lateline," Price was also testing the waters of feature films, starring as the lead in the indie comedy "Love Happens" in 1999 and in a small role in the big-budget David E. Kelley-scripted comedy, "Mystery, Alaska" (1999), starring the up-and-coming Russell Crowe.<p>By 2001, Price and Lawrence were long divorced, but she was ready to marry her long-time boyfriend, Eddie Cotner, a UCLA resident. The two had been friends in high school and reconnected years later after a phone call. She landed her third fulltime television pilot just as Cotner was accepted into his medical school residency. The two bought a house in Los Angeles and settled into domesticity. Subsequently, it was the third series that proved the charm for Price, who found a comfortable groove on the pick-up, "Grounded for Life" (The WB, 2001-05). As Claudia and Sean Finnerty, Price and co-star Donal Logue ably complimented one another as the two youngish parents of three, who realize they are still coming into maturity themselves. Price's well-received portrayal went beyond the realm of typical sitcom moms and did its part to help the series run from January 2001 to January 2005. During its run, Price branched out into theater, acting in New York and Los Angeles in "The New Living Room" and in Los Angeles in Pamela Ribon's "Call Me Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues," which began in January 2003. In 2005, Price also put her humorous on-air presence to good use as commentator for several of VH1's "I Love the..." specials, sporadically lending her voice to episodes of Fox's animated satire "American Dad!" (2005- ).<p>After "Grounded for Life" bowed out from the airwaves, it was back to the big screen for Price once more, as she soon became a leading lady to another funnyman. As Jane, she turned on the charm, raising the temperature of smitten goofball health inspector Larry the Cable Guy in "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" (2006). Price soon returned to the world of television sitcoms on the comedy "Rules of Engagement" (CBS, 2007- ). As Audrey Bingham, she deftly maneuvered man-child husband Jeff (Patrick Warburton) as she delivered sage advice to their eternally engaged neighbors (Bianca Kajlich and Oliver Hudson) and endured the shenanigans of their spoiled bachelor friend, Russell (David Spade). Despite a rough tenure, hampered by a writers' strike in 2007 and repeated schedule changes, the show maintained a solid following.