NEWS: GLEE Album #1, Harvey, Finola, McCrary, Thaao

GLEE is Golden: Have Broadcast Executives Learned Anything from the Smash Success of Fox's Hottest Show?
One might argue that GLEE is so easy to promote because of its music, and that there would be a lot less to work with if it were simply a comedy about high school misfits. That may be true, but the Internet, digital media and social networking have made viral marketing a breeze - if viral marketers know what they are doing and if they have something special to work with.

GLEE's Madonna album hits #1
GLEE's "The Power of Madonna" soundtrack nabbed the No. 1 spot from Justin Bieber this week on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, selling 98,000 copies.

CORRIE writer plans a return to the stage
The new play by Jonathan Harvey, which is currently running at the Liverpool Playhouse, follows the lives of two characters, Tom and Billy, encompassing 50 years of British gay history. Harvey, who is himself openly gay, told the Guardian: “It’s my first full-length stage piece for almost nine years. I wanted to come back with a bang.”

Finola Hughes a hairloss treatment rep
Hughes has become a spokesmodel for a leading hairloss prevention company after turning to the experts when her locks started falling out in clumps when she became a mom. The English-born GENERAL HOSPITAL star was left devastated when she started going bald and admits there seemed to be no other alternative than to turn to wigs.

VIDEO: Watch the First Mini-Episode of TRUE BLOOD Here‎
To help promote the impending third season of True Blood, HBO has gone the special mini-episode route with ERIC & PAM, in which Alexander Skarsgård's and Kristin Bauer's characters audition go-go dancers for Fangtasia.

Katt Williams to host Darius McCrary's birthday bash
Katt Williams, one of Hollywood's most sought after comedians, touted as the next Richard Pryor, hosts Y&R actor Darius McCrary's Celebrity Birthday Bash at Hollywood's Haute. This star-studded bash will be held on Tuesday, May 4th 2010. Red Carpet begins at 9:30pm.

Frank Dicopoulos to present at the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund gala
His former GUIDING LIGHT co-star Melina Kanakaredes will all present at the event.

Thaao Penghlis Set for Charles Evered's "Class" at Cape May Stage
Heather Matarazzo and Thaao Penghlis will star in Charles Evered's "Class," to run May 14 - June 12 at the Cape May Stage's Robert Shackleton Playhouse. Roy Steinberg will direct the production.

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