Saturday, October 20, 2007

News Brief

Washington Post: The teenage son of "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Hunter Tylo, who once won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the late TV mogul Aaron Spelling after she was fired for being pregnant, has drowned in his mother's swimming pool.

National Ledger: Writing a soap opera column for over 25 years gives one the right to get on a soapbox at least one time. So, here goes. On the daytime scene, there have been three actors arrested for drunk driving -- Kirsten Storms (Maxi on "General Hospital"), Sean Kanan (formerly A.J. on "General Hospital") and Wole Parks (the new Dallas on "As the World Turns"). Parks was not only a drunk driver, he killed a girl and left the scene of the crime.

Digital Spy: Sienna Miller has revealed that she would like to be offered a role in "EastEnders". The actress plays a soap star in her new film INTERVIEW, and has admitted that she would love to have the opportunity to appear in a serial drama for real. "I haven't been in England for a long time so I don't really know what's going on in most of the soaps but I love EastEnders," Sienna explained. "I would love to do a turn on Albert Square. I'm quite good at the, 'Alright darlin'."

Orlando Sentinel: Will "All My Children" star Cameron Mathison dance his way to Disney-MGM Studios?

MyWestTexas: Tim Baker, executive director of Midland's Springboard Center, was in Los Angeles last month to meet with actress Jeanne Cooper, national spokeswoman for the center. The star of the daytime TV drama, "The Young and the Restless," Ms. Cooper is hoping to have other cast members accompany her to Midland in late November or early December for the groundbreaking for the center's inpatient treatment facility. She is using her television contacts to spread the word about the local center and its programs for those with addictive disease. She strongly feels that it is a model that may be duplicated in other areas of the country.

New York Times: If there is a Writer's strike, daytime shows would suffer. Soap operas like “The Young and the Restless,” viewed by some six million people a day, typically have a monthlong backlog of episodes. Because of their serial nature, soap operas do not perform well in repeats. Networks say they would try to maintain ratings during the day in the event of a strike by substituting more news and sports programming.

Jamaica Gleaner: New episodes of "Passions" available by subscription.

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