NEWS ROUNDUP: Justin Hartley To Guest On CHUCK, ANYONE BUT ME Top 10 Million, Debbi Morgan

Former PASSIONS star Justin Hartley will guest star on CHUCK. Local church turns movie set for new Genie Francis Hallmark movie. 'Death' becomes B&B star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. New German soap app developed. GILMORE GIRLS creator adapts THE NANNY DIARIES for ABC. Debbi Morgan meets with girls at "Saving Our Daughters" event. Indie Soap Award winner ANYONE BUT MET tops 10 million viewers. Dana Delaney says, "I plan to return to DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES." BOARDWALK EMPIRE releases Season 2 trailer.

Former PASSIONS star Justin Hartley will guest star on CHUCK
On the second episode of the new season, LOST's Jeff Fahey will play Karl Sneijder, the president and CEO of diamond giant Natal Jewelers. Although he’s been under CIA scrutiny in the past for alleged criminal activity, nothing has ever stuck. He comes to Chuck and Sarah’s spy shingle Carmichael Industries for help when his innocent little brother, Wesley, is kidnapped. The little brother role will be played by Hartley. CHUCK's fifth and final season kicks off Friday, Oct. 21.

Local church turns movie set for new Genie Francis Hallmark movie
Bright lights and lots of equipment invaded St. John's Anglican Church Aug. 9 as Front Street Pictures set up shop for a day, filming part of the third picture in The Note saga, which has been one of the Hallmark Channel's highest-rated offerings.

'Death' becomes B&B star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
MacInnes Wood co-stars in the horror comedy, Final Destination 5 (in 3-D and IMAX formats), which opens Friday.

"I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it," says the actress, now based in L.A. "This one has the fun, but it also has the suspense. I like the shock and awe of it."

Germany: Convisual develops soap opera app for ProSiebenSat.1
German mobile marketing services provider Convisual has developed a mobile phone app for broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for the HAND AUFS HERZ (Hand on the Heart) soap opera that is broadcast Monday-Friday at 18.00 hours. The app supports an existing mobile marketing campaign for the soap opera, and is available for devices with the iOS and Android operating systems.

GILMORE GIRLS Creator Adapts THE NANNY DIARIES for ABC
ABC is close to ordering a script from Amy Sherman-Palladino through its sister studio, ABC Studios, which is behind the project. THE NANNY DIARIES centers on a group of nannies who work for upper class Manhattan parents; Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus wrote the book, which was published in 2002.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Katherine Kelly Lang visits Sydney
Lang was spotted lunching at The Winery in Surry Hills yesterday and has apparently heard nothing but great things about Australia from her on-screen love, Ronn Moss.

ALL MY CHILDREN: Lifelong Fans Become Part of a TV Family
A look at two fans who recently won a set visit.

Debbi Morgan meets with girls at "Saving Our Daughters" event
To highlight bullying awareness and education, ALL MY CHILDREN actress Debbi Morgan met with two girls from Maryland, including 11-year old Deer Park Middle School student Natalia Graham, at the Lake Presidential Golf Course Resort in Greater Upper Marlboro.

Morgan is the national spokeswoman for "Saving Our Daughters," the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that produces a book series by the same name which provides girls with inspiring tools and celebrity stories to combat issues surrounding bullying.

Gloria Steinem hopes for TV boycott of THE PLAYBOY CLUB
Veteran women's rights campaigner Gloria Steinem said on Friday she hoped TV viewers would boycott the upcoming show, calling the 1960s nightclubs tacky and far from the glamorous places depicted in the show.

Is Stacey Dash out on VH1’s SINGLE LADIES?
There are unconfirmed rumors around the Web that actress Stacey Dash, a key lead on VH1’s first fully scripted drama SINGLE LADIES, is being replaced for season two.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Season 2 Trailer
Nucky and the gang are back this fall. Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire premieres on September 25th.


Dana Delaney: I plan to return to DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
"We don't know if it's for sure – it's all about scheduling," says the busy "Body of Proof" star. "We'll make it happen. I just want to resolve things. I would like Katherine to be happy. And gay – I want her to stay gay."

Indie Drama ANYONE BUT ME Hits 10 Million Views
In three years, the show has uploaded 25 installments across three seasons (the last of which was partially supported by fans), which all together across all the show’s distribution outlets have accumulated nearly 11 milion views. Not bad for an independent web drama!

Publishers Are Information Marketers
The trend towards “brands as publishers” over the past year has an increasing number of businesses entering the world of content in ways that are creating new opportunities for online marketing. The notion of brands publishing editorial is nothing new of course and has been known as Custom Media or Custom Publishing for years.

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