News Round-up: Scott Evans, Michael Urie, Heather Locklear

Can Heather Locklear save MELROSE PLACE again?
Alan Sepinwall writes: "At this stage in the MELROSE doom spiral, bringing Locklear back makes as much sense as anything else. I’ll just be very surprised if lightning strikes the same swimming pool twice."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Look for a Locklear discussion on the new episode of WE LOVE SOAPS TV coming later today.

21 Top TV Bitches
MELROSE PLACE's Amanda Woodward made Entertainment Weekly's list along with Alexis from DYNASTY, Abby from KNOTS LANDING, and Brian from QUEER AS FOLK.

Kirkwood to 'sex up' EASTENDERS?
Incoming EASTENDERS boss Bryan Kirkwood is reportedly planning to 'sex up' the BBC soap. According to the Daily Star, the former HOLLYOAKS producer, who replaces Diederick Santer as executive producer on February 20, is planning to poach a number of the sexier stars from the Channel 4 serial to "inject young blood" into the BBC's flagship soap. Names on his wish list apparently include screen McQueen sisters Gemma Merna (Carmel), Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes) and Claire Cooper (Jacqui).

OLTL's Scott Evans endorses Mike Capuano for the US Senate
Scott Evans is Mike Capuano’s nephew. At the same event, Scott’s brother Chris also threw his support behind his uncle. This is the race for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.

Rick Hearst presides over Hitchcock Gala
Alfred Hitchcock's long career was the inspiration for the Alfred Hitchcock Legacy Tribute Gala, the inaugural fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter, held Nov. 7 at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios, home for more than 40 years to the iconic director. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Rick Hearst (Whip) presided over the doings. Also on hand, his colleague from his GENERERAL HOSPITAL days, Carolyn Hennesy (Diane).

Michael Urie To Star in Reading of Brian Sloan's "WTC View" at Player's Theatre
UGLY BETTY's Michael Urie (Marc) is headlining a reading of Brian Sloan's "WTC View" on November 22nd at the historic Player's Theatre in Greenwich Village. The play was originally staged as part of the 2003 NY Intl. Fringe Festival , with Urie originating the lead role. It was adapted into a 2006 film, directed by Sloan, a New York-based writer/filmmaker ("Boys Life", "I Think I Do"). Now, the play is back on stage with its eye on a 2011 production in New York City for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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