SHOOTING STARS EXTRA: Begley stalls (temporarily) on the road to Vegas

  Most of us have been here: car trouble driving through the desert. But most of us haven’t had TV cameras along for the ride.
  For actor/activist Ed Begley Jr., however, it’s all in a day’s work.
  Begley headlines the Planet Green reality series "Living With Ed," which chronicles the actor’s day-to-day, eco-friendly life with his wife, actress Rachelle Carson. On Thursday, Begley and three "Living With Ed" colleagues were on the road to Las Vegas on Interstate 15 when a vehicular breakdown hit a crew van.
  During a break in Barstow, Calif., when equipment and passengers were consolidated in one vehicle — a Toyota Prius hybrid getting 47.4 miles per gallon (or 190 miles per gallon if you factor in all four passengers, Begley figures) — the "Living With Ed" tour resumed its northward journey, Begley noted in an on-the-road interview.
  Scheduled stops include the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas Friday and an energy symposium in Pahrump Saturday.
  For more from Begley on "Living With Ed’s" Southern Nevada road trip, check out Monday’s Shooting Stars column.


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