Tuesday, November 20, 2007

News Brief

MovieWeb: David Hasselhoff (ex-Snapper, "The Young and the Restless") is currently in negotiations to appear in the upcoming remake of NBC's Knight Rider. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he would be reprising his Michael Knight character. "The Young and the Restless" star Deanna Russo (Logan) has just signed on as the female star of the upcoming pilot. She will be appearing opposite former "All My Children" hunk Justin Bruening. The two-hour telefilm pilot features Bruening as Knight's son. The show is set to go into production before the end of the year.

New York Time: The man at the center of the breakdown in the talks between the Broadway producers’ league and the striking stagehands’ union had one thing he wanted to say before the first question in an interview yesterday: It is not about him. “I don’t want this to be about me being a celebrity, about me getting my name in the paper,” said James J. Claffey Jr., the president of the union, Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. “I just want to get a contract for my folks. That’s why I do not look to the cameras. That’s why I have a publicist to do that. Most of the time, I’m paying my publicist to keep me out of the press.” Mr. Claffey also spent 10 years with “All My Children” on ABC-TV and worked on various television programs at the other networks.

Metro: Stars of "Eastenders" are threatening to boycott their Christmas party following revelations from BBC chiefs that they'll have to pay to take their partners. Cast and crew members have been sent invites that say guests will be charged £27 to attend next month's shindig. Former stars of the show will have to pay for tickets too, even though the show's insiders have said the event isn't held in an exclusive venue. A source told The Sun: 'It's mean to charge for our loved ones – completely bah humbug. We don't usually go anywhere fancy. It's usually just warm beer and karaoke.'

Daily Princetonian: For Princeton students, a career in law is a common ambition. But Vail Bloom '04 skipped the LSAT and found her way into a different kind of courtroom role: She plays assistant district attorney Heather Stevens on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." Bloom, who obtained a degree in architecture and was a member of diSiac Dance Company during her time at the University, became a campus celebrity her senior year when she won third place in Maxim Magazine's Hometown Hotties contest. Though she was shocked by the racy nature of her first photos, the publicity helped launch her acting career. Bloom moved to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue acting, and she started her role on "The Young and the Restless" in July.

NBC: This year's Christmas in Salem (December 26th) is filled with family drama as usual. Sami (Alison Sweeney) wants to have Christmas with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and the twins but Lucas says he wants to be with their other son Will, who's in Switzerland. Belle (Martha Madison) tries to hide her awkwardness around Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) on Christmas since she knows they are aware that she, Belle, cheated on their son, Shawn (Brandon Beemer). Meanwhile, Bo and Hope celebrate their Christmas Eve Wedding Anniversary and at the Salem Hospital Max (Darin Brooks) dresses up as Santa and Nick (Blake Berris) dresses up as an elf for a reading with the children. Deidre Hall, Joe Mascolo, Frances Reid, Jim Reynolds, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Scott, Jay Johnson, Lauren Koslow, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McCay, Frank Parker, Julie Pinson, Rachel Melvin and Shelley Hennig also star.

London Free Press: Alison Sweeney takes the contestants of "The Biggest Loser" to the set of her soap opera, "Days of Our Lives" on tonight's show. Their friends and family are there.

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