Friday, October 31, 2008

News Brief

Deep Soap: Veteran's Day
Sara A. Bibel blogs: "While not every older performer has the good fortune to have [Jeanne] Cooper’s health and energy, Y&R has shown that older characters can be used as more than just sounding boards for younger characters. Contrary to concerns that older characters do not appeal to younger viewers, season to date Y&R is up slightly among Women 18-24, while down in every other demo, including Women 55+."

AUDIO: "Daytime Democracy" on Air America
Nancy Lee Grahn appeared on a special episode of "CLOUT!" with Richard Greene on Air America radio called "Daytime Democracy". The show also featured Deidre Hall, Lesli Kay, Kate Linder and Kimberly McCullough.

Kiberd and McClain in Soldier's Heart

The Sedona International Film Festival proudly presents the exclusive Arizona premiere of Soldier’s Heart in a special one-night-only engagement on Wednesday, Nov. 12, just following the national observance of Veteran’s Day. There will be two screenings of the film at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres.

Star James Kiberd (ex-Trevor, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Hal, AS THE WORLD TURNS; et al) will be on hand that night to speak with the audience. Cady McClain also stars in the film.

Finola Hughes has a "passion for fashion"
"I grew up in London. It's such a fashion capital. There's so much street theater. You go out on the street and just walk around and look at people and what they're wearing. It's very much like New York and Paris, in that respect. I grew up very aware of how I liked to represent myself, even though I made tremendous mistakes during the '80s. I think we all did. I always had a passion for fashion as a way to self-expression."

Former BROOKSIDE locale a "ghost town"
Brookside Close - the set for the former Channel 4 soap - has apparently become a ghost town. The patio where Anna Friel's character Beth Jordache buried her abusive father Trevor Jordache is overgrown with weeds and the famous road sign is missing from its posts, The Sun reports. The cul-de-sac set has been up for sale since Brookside ended in 2003 after 21 years but has been left abandoned and neglected. Developers bought the street of real houses in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2005 and refurbished all 13. They reportedly hoped to sell each house for up to £300,000, but five years on the close is still empty. Now an auction firm wants to flog the entire close for £2 million.

INTERVIEW: GH's Rick Hearst
"It's not that he's got the wool pulled over his eyes about who Claudia is. That's actually kind of what attracted him to her — the fact that she knows the game that's played. She's dangling that carrot of 'You want me? You want certain things from me? You're going to go do this for me.'"

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