NEWS: Jonny Labey, Parker Posey, Autumn Reeser, 'Unauthorized Melrose Place' Movie

EastEnders' Jonny Labey: "Paul's romance with Ben blossoms, but it needs to be a slow burner"
“The romance with Ben blossoms over the summer, but I think it needs to be a slow burner. Their relationship needs to work on different levels as opposed to just Ben’s desperation and him feeling fed up. They need to learn to trust each other and Paul should allow Ben to feel he’s making the right decision and that he’s comfortable with who he’s having a romance with with. Ben needs to feel safe that Paul’s going to be there for him, so I think this all can’t happen at once.”

Unauthorized Melrose Place Story latest TV tell-all in the works at Lifetime
"Drawing from true stories and anecdotes from interviews with the original cast and crew, The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will highlight the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series — from early casting drama and Heather Locklear arriving to 'save' Melrose Place to the actors begging its writers for even wilder storylines to make them fan favorites," a representative for Lifetime told

Autumn Reeser will appear in The O.C. musical as Julie Cooper, not as Taylor Townsend
Autumn Reeser, who played overachiever Taylor Townsend on the beloved teen soap opera, will reportedly appear in The O.C. Musical, premiering in Los Angeles in August. But according to Us Weekly, Autumn will not reprise her role as Taylor and will instead take on the beast that is Julie Cooper, otherwise known as Marissa's mom (played by Melinda Clarke on the show).

New York Times profiles As the World Turns' alum Parker Posey's "Offbeat Glamour"
Posey enrolled in the drama school at the State University of New York at Purchase. “I was on probation for the three years I was there,” she said. “I was almost cut my first year.”

But she stuck it out and started freelancing with an agent, who had seen her in college plays. Her senior year, she landed a part on the soap opera As the World Turns.

She was offered a three-year contract (playing Tess Shelby, a conniving Kentucky teenager who fakes a pregnancy), but signed on for only a year and a half, not wanting to get tied down. It was a wise decision.

Pierson Fode film Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List to screen at Outfest 2015
Fode stars opposite real-life girlfriend Victoria Justice in the movie. He debuts later this month as the new Thomas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs
BBC director general Tony Hall announced today that the public broadcaster will be cutting more than 1,000 jobs as part of a restructure caused by a $234 million gap in license-fee income for 2016-2017. The shortfall in revenues has been blamed on more people using iPlayer, mobiles and online catch-up, leading to an unexpected fall in the the number of households owning televisions. Most of the cuts are expected to come from professional and support areas with management costs also being streamlined.

TV Land pulls Dukes of Hazzard reruns
The decision Monday comes as companies have begun distancing themselves from the Confederate flag following the racially motivated murder last month of nine members of a black Charleston, S.C., church.

While TV Land yanked The Dukes of Hazzard because of the flag, it hasn't decided whether or not the move is permanent, according to a source. The show was a new addition to the network; TV Land began airing reruns twice a day on June 10.

Telemundo will produce a TV newscast using only smartphones and tablets
Reporters and photojournalists will use smartphones and tablets to shoot all the video for the Monday, July 6, edition of Noticiero Telemundo, the network's evening newscast as part of "digital day" at the NBCU-owned network.

"We are changing the way news is made by embracing all aspects of digital technology," said Luis Carlos Velez, Telemundo's evp of news.

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