Friday, October 24, 2008

News Brief

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' Gale Harold is out of intensive care
A statement from the actor's representatives, Nancy Seltzer and Associates, says "a full recovery is expected." Harold had swelling on the brain and a fractured shoulder after last week's accident.

Deep Soap: Cameron Mathison On Super Soap Weekend, The Tornado And Why’s He’s Crazy But Susan Lucci’s Focused
On the AMC tornado, Mathison tells Sara A. Bibel: "Our producer Julie Carruthers and our new headwriter Chuck Pratt gave the green light for what we call blue screen, but it’s similar to green screen technology which I think could make all the difference in the world for daytime television. We had very little set, very little visual effects. We had big fans and that’s about it. The rest was done on these screens. It just looked unbelievable. We’re so excited at ALL MY CHILDREN right now."

Fall spurs Rick to 'bring down' Ridge
Rick wakes up in the hospital Friday on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - paralyzed.

"He went head over heels off the Sky Lounge balcony during a fight with Ridge and hit the pavement," says Kyle Lowder (Rick) of scenes that aired Wednesday. "He wakes up out of it. He sees his mom, but he's slow to talk. The doctor comes in. He says, 'Let's check you out.'"

Rick tells the doctor to go ahead and "start the test," unaware he has already done it.

"They realize he has no feeling below his waist. Rick says, 'Oh my God. I can't move.'"

Brooke comforts her son as Ridge comes by to apologize.

"Ridge took away Rick's fiancée and his ability to walk," says Lowder. "He blames Ridge for making his mother miserable, for his own tough childhood and now for this paralysis. He has an overwhelming rage towards Ridge."

Rogers spoke with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco: "Sri made a fantastic story pitch, and it was very clear he had a solid understanding of the history of the show. If he hadn’t have had that knowledge, I doubt Sri would have gotten the job. After our first meeting, I was confident Sri was the right person to helm the series. Prime time and daytime heroes don’t get colon cancer. It’s just not done. It’s not glamorous. At that moment, I knew Sri was taking an enormous step forward in Robert’s journey so I decided to play the storyline with every single thing in my being."

INTERVIEW: DAYS star Bryan Dattilo
DAYS OF OUR LIVES actor Bryan Dattilo dropped by the "Daytime Confidential" podcast to visit with Luke and Jamey about hosting ACME This Week on Saturday October 25, 2008 at 8pm.

INTERVIEW: AMC's Tamara Braun
On taking on the role of Reese on ALL MY CHILDREN: "I was not very familiar with the storyline. I knew that Eden Riegel played a character, Bianca, and that she was a lesbian. And that she was the first lesbian on daytime TV. I had not followed it. When I was approached by Chuck, the head writer on AMC, he explained to me about the character and I was immediately intrigued. What’s mostly groundbreaking about this is that they are together and they are having a family. They have a baby together. And that is huge. Bianca already has a little girl, so these are two women are in a committed relationship and that’s the most relevant thing. They’re not just dating. They’re in a relationship and having a family together. And taking on that challenge in an authentic way."

"Soaps in the City" Red Carpet interviews
Several video interviews by Michael Fairman from the charity event last week.

NIGHT SHIFT 2 Served Up that Old GENERAL HOSPITAL Magic as its Sublime Second Season Came to an End
Ed Martin blogs: "The head writer and executive producer, respectively, of SOAPnet’s GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT have in recent months given me as much to smile about as any creative team presently working in television. They reminded me why I became a passionate fan of GENERAL HOSPITAL 30 years ago, and they did it in a manner nobody could have predicted, transforming what had been in its freshman season a perfectly putrid spin-off of a soap opera that is now a mere shadow of its fantastic former self into a sophomore series that embodied almost everything that was sublime about its mother-ship back in its heyday."

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