Wednesday, April 9, 2008

News Brief

Kate Linder never quite her flight attendant day job
I think it's plenty safe to say that Kate Linder is the only active flight attendant for a major airline who is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kate, who plays the part of Esther Valentine on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, never quit her day job after being cast on the CBS daytime soap 26 years ago this week. "In the beginning, I didn't know what was gonna happen so I didn't tell anyone at the show that I was a flight attendant because I thought they might not take me seriously as an actress."

She currently works for United Airlines and has been a flight attendant for nearly 30 years. But her secret double life ended when co-star Jeanne Cooper ended up on the same flight from Colorado. "I told her the truth and she thought it was really great," she said. "I do the show during the week and fly on weekends."

AUDIO: Interview with GH's Josh Duhon
Buzzworthy Radio interviewed GENERAL HOSPITAL star Josh Duhon on last night's show.

Celebrities and pros go for a spin on the track
If the sounds of roaring engines and screeching tires are any indication, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is here. While Tuesday's media day won't match the excitement of the marquee races April 17-20, it did give drift drivers an opportunity to burn some rubber, and allow many of the drivers for the Celebrity Race to practice for their race on April 19.

Among the celebrities who got behind the wheel of a 2005 Scion tC Sports Coupe were Raymond Cruz, Eric Dickerson, William Fichtner (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Daniel Goddard (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Drew Lachey, Brad Lewis, Jamie Little and Wilmer Valderrama, charity auction winners Craig Barto and Sarena Traver, and Toyota dealer Bud Gordon.

B&B announces interactive series, "10 Questions"
Here is your chance to get up close and personal with the stars of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL! Ask your favorite star a question you’ve been dying to know the answer to. The ten best questions asked to each actor will be featured in an upcoming episode of B&B's new interactive series "10 Questions" exclusively at If your question is chosen, you'll receive an autographed headshot of the actor whom you asked the winning question to. Winners will be notified via email by April 30, 2008.

A taste of the South West for EASTENDERS
Stars Robert Kazinsky and Rita Simons have joined their EASTENDERS colleagues for filming in Weymouth. The duo, who play Sean Slater and Roxy Mitchell, link up with Barbara Windsor and Samantha Janus for the five-day shoot.

Screaming Robert Kazinsky fans halt EASTENDERS filiming
Hordes of screaming females forced filming of EASTENDERS to stop after besieging hunky actor Robert Kazinsky. Fans rushed to Weymouth beach in Dorset after word spread Kazinsky, who plays Sean Slater in the BBC1 soap, was recording a scene. As they began heckling him, the crew had to postpone the shoot, also involving Barbara Windsor, Samantha Janus and Rita Simons. Kazinsky was said to be so angry he kicked the sand and swore.

FORBIDDEN LOVE's Ollian versus ATWT's Nuke
Michael Jensen takes a look at FB's Olli & Christian versus AS THE WORLD TURNS couple Noah and Luke.

Tickets onsale today for ATWT's Bryggman in Edward Albee's Occupant
A quick sell-out is expected today for the world premiere run of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee's new play, a two-actor portrait of famed 20th-century artist Louise Nevelson. A sales frenzy? Edward Albee's Occupant is not only a new work by a master (in an intimate Off-Broadway theatre, with marquee stars attached), but the tickets are going for $20 each. Tickets go on sale 1 PM today for Signature Theatre Company's May 6-June 29 world premiere, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Tony and Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl and Emmy winner and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman (AS THE WORLD TURNS). Opening is June 5.

A Critfan Yearns for the World As It Was
Henry Jenkins blogs about a Lynn Liccardo commentary on the state of soaps in which she says: "Sad to say (sad for soap viewers, anyway), these days the only place to see this kind of character-driven drama routinely played out, with the depth and intimacy that used to be the hallmark of soaps, is on primetime: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; UGLY BETTY and DIRTY SEXY MONEY are three examples of the best of what primetime has to offer. In these shows, as in the soaps of old, conflicts between and among characters begin with the emotional conflicts within the characters; as the audience watches the former unfold, they are never permitted to lose sight of the latter."

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't this written by a woman named Lynn and merely quoted by someone else?