Wednesday, December 17, 2008

News Round-up

Packers' Woodson watching Y&R when he received Pro Bowl news
Greenbay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his 11-year NFL career, but for the first time since joining the Packers as a free agent in 2006. Woodson found out of his selection with a phone call, too. Only he wasn't as busy as Collins at the time.

"I think I was watching THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS when I got my news," Woodson said. "Not as exciting as Nick's story."

B&B's Ashley Jones to do six episodes on TRUE BLOOD
Anna Camp and Ashley Jones have joined the second season cast of Alan Ball's vampire drama TRUE BLOOD. Camp, who is currently appearing on Broadway with Daniel Radcliffe in "Equus," has secured a series regular role as Sarah, the wife of Rev. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian). Jones will star as waitress Daphne for a six-episode story arc. Her TRUE BLOOD role will not affect her filming schedule for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL..

Nielsens issue first DVR list
As if to certify that time-shifted TV viewing had attained techno-cultural significance, it's now the subject of a year-end top 10 list, as the Nielsen Co. has issued a ranking of the programs that saw the biggest increases in DVR use in 2008.

Mimicking their boffo live-TV performance, the Tuesday and Wednesday airings of Fox's AMERICAN IDOL topped the list, with live-plus-seven viewing adding 2.15 million and 1.95 million households, respectively, to their "live only" tallies. (Nielsen did not rank the shows by total viewers -- the more commonly used measurement.)

Seven of the remaining eight standouts were scripted dramas, including the sci-fi faves HEROES (1.83 million), LOST (1.79 million) and FRINGE (1.60 million). "House" (1.45 million), CBS rookie THE MENTALIST (1.45 million), SURVIVOR (1.40 million), GREY'S ANATOMY (1.36 million) and BONES (1.33 million) also made the top 10.

Fox TV delivers blow to SAG
On Tuesday, News Corp. said it would not rule out switching its current TV series from SAG to AFTRA contracts. SAG immediately blasted back, saying the company was using illegal "scare tactics."

90210 Threesome In the Works?
Jessica Stroup could be looking for a threesome. The 90210 starlet says she wouldn't mind if her character, Silver, got it on with boyfriend Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and new bisexual character Christina Worthy, played by Lauren London.

Todd Grinnell wins nods on HOUSEWIVES
"It's a neat experience to be on a show that's got this many viewers — people just love it," Grinnell said. "It's a totally fun role to play, and Marcia Cross, Kyle MacLachlan and Shawn Pyfrom, who I've been mostly working with, are outstanding actors and people. Everyone is totally welcoming, and it's a real treat to work with everyone."

Grinnell has shot four episodes of the show and three have aired, leading the actor to be recognized on the streets.

Cross named spokesperson for Mott's
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Marcia Cross' twin girls have helped her land a new role - as spokesperson for apple sauce giant Mott's. The 46-year-old actress and husband Tom Mahoney, who married in 2006, tried for a baby using in vitro fertilization, with Cross eventually giving birth to twin girls Savannah and Eden in February 2007.

And company bosses have touted the actress for refusing to hire a nanny, unlike so many other stressed out celebrity mums. Motts spokesperson Hans Dorsinville says Cross "is balancing her work and her life without surrounding herself with five nannies."

Lisa Rinna posing for Playboy?
Rinna told EXTRA's cameras, "I'm the worst liar on the planet, I can't lie, so... I think that could be a yes."

Soap and sex scandal could spell the end of Korea's adultery ban
A regional court Wednesday sentenced actress Ok So-ri, 40, to six months in prison for adultery, which is illegal here. The sentence was suspended for two years.

In the ruling at a court in Goyang, judge Cho Min-seok said, ``The accused deserves to be blamed. But we took into account her husband's indifference to his wife and she has already gone through immense mental agony since the trial started.'' Ok's husband, Park Chul, is also a famous entertainer.

Park filed for divorce in October last year after learning that his wife had had sex several times with the opera singer. On the heels of the end to their 11-year marriage, Park also filed a criminal suit against Ok for adultery.

In response, Ok sought to overturn a law that criminalizes extramarital affairs. She filed a petition with the Constitutional Court, claiming that the law violates the right to choose sexual relations. In October, the court ruled that it's constitutional.

They tied the knot in 1996 after falling in love through a popular soap opera, HERO DIARY, in 1994. They have a nine-year-old daughter, whose custodial right is under Park.

Egan appeared on "Stardish Radio" last night.

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