“It’s now been announced that we are getting a Smallville virtual reunion! This will be a private reunion that will bring together series stars Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, and Kristin Kreuk. This reunion is being set up by Omaze and the proceeds from the charity will go to Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, there will be only one winner that will be able to bring a guest.”
According to Omaze:
- Video chat with Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum—the stars of the longest-running Superman television series
- Ask them all the burning questions you’ve been holding in since the series finale 9 years ago
- Support the children and families at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House
what you’ll do
We’ve got something really super for you… a virtual cast reunion with Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum! That’s right, the trio you knew and loved for 10 seasons is hopping on a video chat together to hang out, talk and answer all your questions. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite episodes (you know the ones you watch over and over again). Find out their first impressions of each other—and how they changed after working so long together. Ask them what they miss most about the superhuman super-awesome show. Needless to say, you’ll be in for a memorable reunion.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you’ll help
Right now, our friends at Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles really need our help. For 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles has provided free housing, meals and support for families from around the world when their kids are getting life-saving treatment at our local children’s hospitals. With the financial uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, donations are down and the charity is in need of support. Funds raised will provide urgent relief to the families that call Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles their home away from home.
The Omaze press release indicates [and thanks to a reader who pointed this out] that you must enter by May 27.
The lucky winner will be announced on June 10. It appears that there will be only one winner who can invite a guest.
One doesn’t need to donate to enter the chance to win the opportunity to have the virtual chat.
GeekTyrant adds a little more commentary: “I would love to see these three get together to offer commentary on each of their favorite episodes of the series at some point. That’s something I know the fans would be interested in seeing.
“I wonder if someone will ask them about their co-star Allison Mack, whose life went in a crazy and very different direction than anyone expected.”
I think, if it were open to questions, it’s quite likely someone will ask the stars about Mack unless, of course, all questions about her and Nxivm are barred, which is quite possible.
Mack is currently subject to home detention, replete with an ankle monitor, as she awaits a sentencing date for her twin felony convictions: racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. She avoided the bigger sex trafficking charges through a plea deal – and her sentencing guideline appears to be in the 3-5 year range, though the judge is free to sentence her to more or less prison time. The maximum sentence he can impose is 40 years, a highly unlikely outcome.
Her co-star in the show, Kristin Kreuk, is the one who recruited Mack into the deadly cult. Kreuk escaped, leaving by degrees, starting in 2013, before the cult started blackmailing and branding women as slaves.
It appears Kreuk finally left for good in 2016 – and her career as an actress remains largely unblemished by her eight years or so in the crazed cult.
Kreuk has come under some criticism for her failure to speak out against Nxivm or to offer any help to Mack.
I predict that this virtual chat will be tightly managed to avoid any questions about Nxivm, Kreuk’s role in it, and anything controversial about Mack.
On the other hand, it’s possible that Kreuk might take a moment to offer words of commiseration or even sympathy for her fallen colleague.
Kreuk might one day bravely come forward to offer help to the victims of Nxivm, some of whom were recruited indirectly because of her. Kreuk’s name and likeness were frequently used to normalize and recruit into Nxivm.
Recruiters always bragged that Kreuk [and Mack] were coaches in Nxivm – and they used that information to try to disprove the negative stories about Nxivm being a cult, their argument being “would Krisitn Kreuk, a big star, take the courses if it were a cult?”
Heretofore, Kreuk has only made one Tweet, a fairly misleading one, wherein she said she merely took a few classes, failing to disclose that she was a Nxivm coach [which meant she took a lot of classes], failing to mention that she was the virtual poster girl for Nxivm recruitment, and giving what might be a misleading date about when she actually left Nxivm.
Her tweet, released just three days after her cult leader Keith Raniere was arrested:
My prediction is that there will not be a single mention of Nxivm and quite possibly not even a mention of Allison Mack at the virtual get together.
Here are a few more details on the virtual chat.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (“Designated Grantee”)
All donations are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (“CAFA”) and will make a grant to the Designated Grantee of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign. For every dollar donated, 60 cents goes to the Ronald McDonald House and 25 cents goes to pay for advertising, payment processing and the costs of running the campaign.
Approximately 15 cents goes to Omaze.
Grand Prize Details: Winner and Guest will virtually hang out with Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum.
It does not say for how long.
Age to Enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win.
Ineligible Countries: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand.
Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release. .
Entry is subject to all local laws. See Omaze’s Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details.
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com to utilize any of our methods of entry.. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries held.
Winner Confirmation Process:
Within 10 business days of campaign close, Omaze says it will use “an automated random drawing process to draw a potential winner … A confirmation process, which may include a background check, will then take place … Winner and, if applicable, their guest(s) agree to cooperate fully with Omaze in Omaze conducting any background check(s)…. [If] in Omaze’s sole discretion… the potential winner or … guest… pose a danger to or may harm the reputation of any person or entity involved in the sweepstakes, Omaze may disqualify said winner and move on to the next randomly drawn potential winner.”
Omaze adds, “NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contributing will not improve chances of winning.”
Once again to get in on the chance of a virtual chat with Welling, Kreuk and the other guy, visit Omaze.