Sunday, December 21, 2008

News Round-up

"You know, I had this overwhelming and gravitational pull to New York. I felt like I needed to move to New York, especially when my time was over on DAYS. I felt I needed to start over. And I did not leave the soap to not do soaps. I was looking at all roles. I wanted to do something different and move to New York. So, I went through pilot season. Then I took a meeting with Brian Frons (President, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet) and it all worked out. I was ready to leave LA. I had soaked up my LA sponge, if you will. I am young and not settled down at all, and I wanted to do something different. So, the adjustment was not so much. It was not a sad thing to move. I am having a lot of fun, and I have not looked back since."

CORRIE star Sally Whittaker loves being a scheming cow on TV
CORRIE star Sally Whittaker is used to being branded a snotty, stirring bitch - and relishes every minute of it. Not that the 45-year-old actress is anything like that in real life. But after 22 years as conniving knicker stitcher Sally Webster she is delighted to play a character with some of the soap's most memorable scenes.

She told The People: "Sally can be such a scheming cow but I love her when she's like that. When I get my scripts to learn I pray that there are going to be storylines where Sally is getting all of the others' backs up."

Sky prepares to take television into the third dimension
Sky television engineers are working to take 3D pictures out of the cinema and into our living rooms. Although the technology is still in its infancy, British Sky Broadcasting claimed a UK first by demonstrating the new form of TV to a select group of journalists at its research and development lab last week.

Skate With DEGRASSI Stars Tonight at Natrel Rink
Looking for something fun to do this evening? Strap on your ice skates and hang out with your DEGRASSI friends at the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre tonight. Harbourfront Centre's SK8 CULTURE program begins with classic DEGRASSI TV episodes screened from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Studio Theatre. Then stars from DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION spin music at a DJ SK8 Night from 8 to 11 p.m.

Former SUNSET BEACH Siren Is Now a PERFECT 10
Former SUNSET BEACH star Susan Ward is set to star in a new ABC Family drama, PERFECT 10. The show is set in the world of competitive gymnastics. Ward will play Chloe, a young mother challenged by the talent and maturity of her gymnast daughter.

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