Friday, January 23, 2009

News Round-up

Fiona Hutchison returning to GL next month
In her New York Daily News column today, Carolyn Hinsey reveals, "Fiona Hutchison (Jenna) is coming back to GUIDING LIGHT for a big event next month. Meanwhile, former GL star Tom Pelphrey (ex-Jonathan) is this close to joining a different soap."

Senate Nears Deal to Delay Digital TV Transition
The Senate appeared close to agreement late Thursday on a bill to delay next month's planned transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 -- setting the stage for a vote early next week.

Broken penis episode of GREY'S ANATOMY sparks frantic internet search among men
According to the search engine Google, the two most searched terms at present are "penile fracture" and "broken penis".

FNL may convert from 3rd and long
"If this [production] model works for our show, then it could work for other shows," said Katims. "That would be a great thing to be a part of."

Rick Springfield to play Wildhorse Saloon
Springfield will return to the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon by popular demand. After packing the house twice in 2008, this heartthrob will no doubt win over more hearts during his two concerts, Feb. 13 and 14. A special Rick Springfield vacation package is available, with one-night accommodations at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Some karmic relief on ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Dorian comes up with a foolproof way to get her hands on David's inheritance next week on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

"She pretends to have a spiritual epiphany," says Robin Strasser, who plays the Machiavellian mogul. "For Dorian, that means wearing a weird Bollywood outfit and going to the ashram."

Where David is following a spiritual path to enlightenment, unaware that he has just become the sole heir to the Buchanan fortune.

"She says, 'I want to follow the spiritual path and you too, darling.' But David doesn't want to have physical relations because that's not part of the path. She's like, 'Oh, yeah? The path goes straight to the bedroom.'"

Not this time. David really has given up all his vices, as well as all his worldly possessions - which means Dorian has to pretend to do that, too.

ATWT's Luke and Noah in French paper
Luke et Noah, le couple gay hyper craquant du soap opera AS THE WORLD TURNS, sur CBS, a enfin consommé la relation entamée... en 2007 (lire article du 13 janvier). «Pas trop tôt!» s'exclame, soulagé, «Jag», le sous-titreur en français des deux tourtereaux. Depuis 14 mois, il traduit et diffuse sur les sites de partage vidéo toutes les scènes entre Luke et Noah, et il attendait donc ça depuis fort longtemps.

Chris Bisson heading for CASUALTY
Bisson - best known for playing Vikram Desai in CORONATION STREEET - takes on the role of Carl, a man who tries to inject a bit of romance back into his marriage.

INTERVIEW: Divas of Daytime
Kassie Depaiva, Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier appeared on "Stardish Radio" last night.