Tuesday, October 14, 2008

News Brief

Silbermann, Cruz and Clunie for Obama
The Obama campaign previously state it would court the LGBT vote and one venue to do this was at OutFest in Philadelphia. While Obama himself did not attend the festival, held this weekend, his celebrity surrogates were there working to sign up volunteers. Jake Silbermann from AS THE WORLD TURNS, Michelle Clunie from QUEER AS FOLK and Wilson Cruz from MY SO-CALLED LIFE were on the scene to talk to the crowd about Obama.

Laura Bell Bundy and Crystal Gayle to Appear in "Kentucky Girls" at Feinstein's
Feinstein's at Loews Regency, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post, will continue their 10th Anniversary season with the debut engagement of Grammy Award winner (and ANOTHER WORLD guest star and theme singer) Crystal Gayle and Tony Award nominee and former GUIDING LIGHT star Laura Bell Bundy, appearing together for the first time. “Kentucky Girlfriends” – which celebrates their home state and their southern heritage – will make its world premiere at the club from October 28 to November 1. All shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

In “Kentucky Girlfriends,” Ms. Gayle (hailing from Paintsville, KY) and Ms. Bundy (raised in Lexington, KY), pay tribute to their roots with songs ranging from “Blue Moon of Kentucky” to "That's What I Love About the South" to "My Old Kentucky Home."

Bonnie Hunt seeks DAYS OF OUR LIVES correspondent
What could be better than reporting back to talk show host Bonnie Hunt? How about winning a trip to Los Angeles, spending a day interviewing stars from DAYS OF OUR LIVES and then reporting back to Bonnie Hunt as a special correspondent on her talk show?

That is the opportunity one fan will receive. But to be considered for the “job,” you have to “apply.” Go to www.bonniehunt.com to enter the contest and get the official rules.

The special correspondent will be covering the inaugural “Day of Days” event Nov. 1 at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood. Stars from the Emmy-winning daytime drama DAYS OF OUR LIVES will be on hand to meet and greet fans, sign autographs. answer questions and much more.

Susan Lucci has to "reel in the wind-up"
Susan Lucci channeled her soap opera persona Erica Kane on last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS in a dazzling tango that had Bruno gushing she was a “tough broad,” while Carrrie Ann Inaba equated the dance to “moving art.” Lucci later said of the pair’s dramatic tango slap, “It did come pretty easy to me, because I’ve done my fair share of fake slapping.” But it turns out Lucci had to take a bit off of her accustomed swing. “This wasn’t meant to be a knock-out punch,” the soap star said. “For the sake of the dance, I had to reel in the wind-up.”

Spike to make brief HOLLYOAKS return
HOLLYOAKS actor Tom Vaughan is to make a brief return to the Channel 4 soap with the hope of a more permanent role thereafter, Digital Spy has confirmed.

The 23-year-old, who plays Spike, first appeared in the Chester-based soap in March last year as a plot device when he became involved with John Paul McQueen (James Sutton). After a brief fling, John Paul embarked on a relationship with best friend Craig Dean (Guy Burnet), leaving Spike high and dry without revealing the truth to him.

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