Monday, January 28, 2008

Evening News

Variety: Hollywood remains guardedly optimistic about an end to the writers strike, now entering its 13th week. Informal talks between the studios and leaders of the Writers Guild of America are expected to continue today. Both sides continued to observe the news blackout, instituted last week when the WGA accepted the majors' invitation to start meeting. The sessions -- widely viewed as de facto negotiations -- have apparently been productive, but the outcome remains uncertain. There's another sign of a thaw in the chilly relationship between scribes and congloms: With no advance fanfare, CBS Corp. supremo Leslie Moonves broke bread with WGA leaders Patrick Verrone and David Young on Friday. The trio, along with CBS labor relations chief Harry Isaacs, had dinner at a private dining room inside the Four Seasons Hotel.

NBC: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno tonight on NBC.

CBS: VIDEO: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS recently traveled to Atlanta to conduct a screentest in search of one talented actress to appear on an episode of Y&R. Actor Michael Graziadei was there to lend his expertise. Go behind the scenes in Atlanta and find out how things went!

Theater Mania: Full casting has been announced for Casa Manana's production of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, to run February 12-17. The show will star Margaret Colin (ex-Margo, AS THE WORLD TURNS) as M'Lynn, Ruta Lee as Claree, Sally Struthers as Truvy, June Squibb as Ouiser, Jennifer Blood as Annelle, and Erin Krakow as Shelby.

X17 Online: Fans of ONE LIFE TO LIVE ought to be excited - there's a possibility that soon, the soap opera might become a Snoop opera!

Merry Media News: Former EASTENDERS star Shane Richie is returning as a game show host again.

The Sun: Ex-EASTENDERS star Gary Beadle is starring in a raunchy new comedy series that’s so hot, you can only see it on internet TV.

What's On TV: Ex-EASTENDER Phil Daniels has apparently revealed that he left because of all the 'bad stuff' that happens on the show. The 49-year-old actor, who left the BBC1 soap over New Year when his character, Kevin Wicks, was killed off in a car crash, reportedly admitted it was all the doom and gloom in Albert Square that made him quit.

Student Operated Press: GENERAL HOSPITAL'S Jason & Elizabeth: Daytime's Next Supercouple, Part II.

Variety: Crash, the 2005 best picture Oscar winner, will become a 13-episode TV series for John Malone's Starz, the network's first original drama ever. Lionsgate, which distributed the film, is co-producing the series with Starz. Don Cheadle, a star-producer of Crash, will work behind the camera on the series along with Paul Haggis, the director, producer and co-writer of the movie, and four of the other producers: Bobby Moresco (also co-writer of the movie), Bob Yari, Mark R. Harris and Tom Nunan.

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