Saturday, November 29, 2008

News Round-up

BOSTON GLOBE: Looking back on the good old DAYS
One of the grand dames of daytime will bid adieu early next year when Deidre Hall retires her beloved DAYS OF OUR LIVES character Dr. Marlena Evans, whom she's played on and off for 32 years. Hall and costar Drake Hogestyn, who has played John Black for two decades, were recently let go as a cost-cutting measure by the NBC soap. Sarah Rodman takes a look back at some small-screen highlights of Hall's life and "LIVES."

First Look: FNL's Taylor Kitsch as Gambit in Wolverine
Empire Magazine has the first official photo of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS star Taylor Kitsch as Gambit in Gavin Hood’s Wolverine.

Attendees at Comic Con were lucky to see an early preview of the film which featured Gambit in action.

Wolverine will be the character’s first appearance in a movie. The fan favorite has appeared in previous television cartoons and video game releases.

TOM CASIELLO: Mythbusters, Soap Style - Parts One and Two
Casiello begins a list of the five myths The Powers That Be have convinced themselves of with Part One and Part Two.

Eva Longoria: In Puerto Rico for wedding of two former soap stars
The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actress is visiting the island for good friend Roselyn Sanchez’s (ex-Pilar, AS THE WORLD TURNS) wedding. Sanchez is marrying former DAYS OF OUR LIVES hunk, Eric Winter (ex-Rex).

SIGHTING: Catherine Hickland in Vegas
ONE LIFE TO LIVE star Catherine Hickland, ex-wife of David Hasselhoff, attended "Mesmerized" at the V Theater (The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort) on Thanksgiving Day.

"The holidays always make me think about my Mom. She’s been dead for 14 years now, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Well, maybe a little bit. Still, I wish she was here to hug and talk to about life. She was a nutty babe. I never thought she’d be just a memory.

I often think about the little things she did to remind me that she loved me. She had her tough side, but her sweet side was pretty sweet. I thought it might be a nice thing to share some of what she did for me with the other mom’s out there. Now that my mom is gone, these little gestures are so nice to look back on."

THE NUKE FANCAST: Thanksgiving Episode
This special episode features a compilation of many of the memorable "How Nuke Changed My Life" segments from the past several months. It really shows the power a soap opera storyline can have on social issues if it is relatable and written well.

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