NEWS ROUNDUP: Y&R's Michael Graziadei Surprises Students, New Bailey Chase Show, DePaivas In Play

Y&R's Michael Graziadei surprises students on Skype
When Mario Rocchetta heard his students talking about careers in acting, he said he knew just who to call: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Michael Graziadei.

“(Graziadei) loved the idea, and the rest is history,” said Rocchetta.

The students, who are taking an evening course that gives them extra credit when they enter high school, were thrilled, though they were more familiar with Graziadei from appearances on CSI, CRIMINAL MINDS and THE SECRET CIRCLE than they were with Graziadei's role as Y&R's Daniel Romalotti.

10 Questions About DALLAS That You Can’t Answer
Take the D Magazine quiz.

Suburban cowboy: ATWT's Bailey Chase From Barrington kid to Wyoming deputy
Chase stars in the new A&E cowboy series LONGMIRE.

Photos: Cast of DALLAS takes in Big D before TNT premiere
A special event at the Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas gave special invitees a look at the first episode of DALLAS.

Nokia makes Lumia product placement deal with British soap HOLLYOAKS
The deal marks the first product placement partnership featuring mobile phones on a UK drama. Starting in July, Nokia Lumia smartphones will be integrated into storylines. The placement will feature a select group of Hollyoaks characters using the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones. In addition, poster ads featuring Nokia products will also be visible at the Hollyoaks village bus stop.

Pictures of ZAY EL WARD Ramadan Series Starring Dorra
The producers of the Egyptian 2012 Ramadan series ZAY EL WARD are placing their money and bets this year on their soap opera to compete against the biggest Turkish series, whether story-wise or regarding its length.

James and Kassie DePaiva to star in "110 in the Shade" May 2-12, 2013
TheatreZone brings well-known beloved New York soap opera veterans, husband-and-wife team actors/singers James and Kassie DePaiva, for the company's season finale "110 in the Shade."

"I'm very pleased to welcome back to TheatreZone New York actor Jim DePaiva and the TheatreZone debut of his wife actress/singer Kassie DePaiva in our production of '110,'" says Danni. Based on dramatist N. Richard Nash's 1954 play "The Rainmaker," "110" is an all-American love story about a con man who brings sweet relief to the parched life of a small-town virgin.

Aaron Sorkin On THE NEWSROOM: ‘None of the characters are inspired by real people, not even a little bit’
"The show takes place in a fictional newsroom, none of the characters are inspired by real people, not even a little bit," Sorkin said. "It’s entirely fictional. It isn’t meant to be anything on CNN, MSNBC or Fox, it’s generic cable news."

Tina Majorino joins TRUE BLOOD
She’ll play a key member of the Vampire Authority’s support staff who first appears in Episode 3, which is scheduled to air June 24.

TV Academy shortens Primetime Emmys (a little): Actor categories cut down
Beginning in 2013, there will only be two categories for actors who appear in telefilms – Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. No more supporting actor races.

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