NEWS: Whoopi Goldberg Joins OUATIW; Jamie Dornan Lands '50 Shades of Grey' Role; Y&R Casting Call; Kin Shriner; ARCHER Season 5

Whoopi Goldberg joins ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
Goldberg will guest-voice Mrs. Rabbit in the freshman ABC drama’s eighth episode, in both the current storyline and a flashback to the furry-footed fella’s past.

Jamie Dornan Will Play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
ONCE UPON A TIME star Jamie Dornan has been tapped to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the Universal and Focus adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Former AS THE WORLD TURNS actor Billy Magnussen also screen tested for the role last week.

New THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Casting Notice for "Esmerelda"
The soap has released a casting notice for Esmerelda, a young model who "is always helpful in showing a 'newbie' the ropes."

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kin Shriner on Scott Baldwin's campaign to be D.A. of Port Charles
"Baldwin is exactly the guy to clean up the crime in Port Charles once and for all. True, back in his younger days, he was involved in some slippery stuff and was a mouthpiece for the mob but he's straightened out. Now he stands for justice. He deals from a clean deck now!"

How SCANDAL Beat HOMELAND At Its Own Game
On SCANDAL, the romance, character development, and themes are aligned. On HOMELAND, they’re torn in different directions. And one of the reasons that’s the case is that SCANDAL's alignment is based in clearer convictions. The show is clear-eyed about institutions and the people who run them, while HOMELAND keeps forgiving them.

ARCHER Takes Highway to Danger Zone With Season 5 Shakeup
When Archer returns in January, the show’s world will be shaken as it abandons the central premise — that the characters are incompetent spies working for ISIS — and send the cast on the lam, attempting to sell drugs after the government shuts down the agency.

Corbin Bleu’s DANCING WITH THE STARS Blog: Bringing GAME OF THRONES To The Ballroom
"The challenge was finding a way to marry the medieval and often barbaric adventure of THRONES with the elegant and romantic waltz. The result is pretty unconventional, but I believe it has turned out to be one hell of a dance."

UK soap star Michael Le Vell to seek sanctuary in Perth
Le Vell has played mechanic Kevin Webster on CORONATION STREET since 1983. But he was in the spotlight for different reasons earlier this year, when he faced 12 child sex charges, including five rapes. After a trial, which revealed personal problems including issues with alcohol and infidelity, Le Vell was cleared of all charges.

Unwelcome headlines continued, with reports of a social media campaign against Le Vell, and damage to his car, which was parked outside his home in Greater Manchester. London's Daily Mirror claims Le Vell is now planning to travel to Perth to spend time with his brother Phil Turner, a teacher, who supported him during the trial.

SABC canceling ALL MY CHILDREN! Again!
According to various source South Africa's SABC3 is planning on getting rid of the American soap in November, the second time it has canceled the series.

1 comment:

  1. Related to the "Fifty Shades of Grey" item, Luke Grimes (from primetime soaps Brothers & Sisters and True Blood) has been cast as the brother, Elliot Grey.

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