Sirius subscribers will have to wait until 2006 for the racy chatter of Howard Stern, but they’ll be able to cozy up with Robert Evans for two hours on Fridays beginning in February.
Radio satcaster has signed the legendary Hollywood producer to host “In Bed With Robert Evans,” a weekly show to air from his famous bedroom.
Evans will cover topics that go far beyond the movie business, promising to dispense hard-won wisdom on how to succeed in everything from work to romance.
Scott Greenstein, president of entertainment and sports at Sirius, made the deal. While at USA Films, Greenstein spearheaded the documentary based on Evans’ memoir, “The Kid Stays in the Picture.”
The show’s title comes from Evans’ preference for doing bedside business in his bedroom, which is adorned with provocative photos and paintings. When friends like Jack Nicholson, Jude Law or Daryl Hannah come over to screen a movie, they curl up on a French bedspread given as a gift to Evans.
“I’ve done everything from closing deals for ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Chinatown’ in this bedroom to writing my book,” Evans said.
“Have I made mistakes? You bet I have,” Evans said. “Nobody has been knocked down more times than me. But I’ve come through. I have never felt better or more on top of my game. I have learned enough to make those two hours as inspiring as they will be salacious.”
Film, B’way gigs
Evans certainly has a lot going on. As a producer, he just got Nicole Kidman attached to “The Wedding Season” at Paramount. He is completing another book and is readying a one-man Broadway show. Radio, he said, is more or less a way to give back by helping people navigate life’s bumpy road.
“I might do a show with five women who are unhappy with their husbands and figure out what can be done to awaken them,” he said. “Or five men who are wondering why, as soon as they signed the marriage certificate, lust turned into homework. This is not dependent on celebrities because I’m the fucking celebrity.”