Thursday, December 20, 2007

News Brief

Deseret News: It's only 90 seconds of national recognition, not the 15 minutes of fame that American artist Andy Warhol coined in 1968, but it's still enough to satisfy guitarist Quint Randle and lead vocalist Jeff Hinton of the local band Joshua Creek — at least for now. Friday morning, a minute and a half of the one of the band's Christmas songs will be featured on the highest-rated daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless." Daytime soap opera fans will appreciate a special appearance by Orlando native Kristen Storms, who plays "Maxie Jones" on General Hospital, at the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines.

Belfast Telegraph: It was supposed to be a fitting end to a great year for the superstars at Manchester United Football Club. But a party that started for the players with an extravagant meal and an afternoon of gambling at a casino, and which reached its climax in one of Manchester's plushest hotels surrounded by scores of beautiful women, came to a bitter end with allegations of rape and the arrest of one of the club's most promising youngsters. In attendance were a number of former stars of the television soap "Hollyoaks."

DotMusic: Kylie Minogue plans to use her appearance on sci-fi series "Doctor Who" to re-launch her acting career. The Spinning Around hitmaker - who shot to fame in Australian soap opera "Neighbours" in the 1990s, is hoping her cameo appearance in the hit TV show will pave way for more acting offers.

Portsmouth Herald News: Combine a native New Yorker with a biology, real estate, acting, and production business background and you get Mark Avena, a Portsmouth resident with a closet business that grossed over $2.2 million in sales in 2007. Avena's business is called Coast Closets. Avena's acting credits include "Spin City" and "Guiding Light," and currently he is a day player on "As the World Turns" as Detective Vitale, a part he plays a few times a year after a big, juicy crime has taken place.

Soap Opera Digest: Reflecting on her long, luminous resumé prior to landing "General Hospital," Megan Ward dishes on what it was like to work with some of Hollywood's top leading men.

Advocate: Beloved for series such as "Homefront" and "Early Edition," Kyle Chandler scores a touchdown as Coach Eric Taylor on NBC’s critically acclaimed Texas-set high school football drama "Friday Night Lights," now in its second season. "I’m 42 now, and I find myself slowing down a little bit. Doing the show and flying back and forth from Austin to Los Angeles takes it out of you. And I’ve got a wife and a couple kids, so I have to deal out all my attention and time there. When the show shuts down, that’s when you get to reinvent yourself, recuperate, get back in shape, and get ready to do it all over again."

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