Saturday, February 7, 2009

News Round-up

Ex-BAD GIRLS actress to guest on EASTENDERS
Former Bad Girls star Sharon Duncan-Brewster is to make a guest appearance in BBC One soap EASTENDERS. The 30-something actress, who appeared as Crystal Gordon in series one to four of the now-axed ITV prison drama, will take on the role of Trina Johnson, Lucas Johnson's (Don Gilet) estranged wife.

NEW YORK POST: Slaughter By Soaps On Ropes
The economic crisis has finally trickled down to the soaps, whose producers can no longer afford top performers making up to $500,000 a year.

Since it's no soap without a romance, convoluted story twists have to be devised to get rid of couples.

Good seats still available for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
At its current pace, it will take the Dillon Panthers 24 games to match the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. Not in wins and losses, but in eyeballs. The 4 million or so viewers "Friday Night Lights" is drawing on NBC each week has fans crossing their fingers that it makes it through all 13 episodes of the third season.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Gaius Charles blogs last night's show
"Ever since the show premiered on Direct TV last year, I have tried to find the words to sum up how I've felt about having the opportunity to portray Smash Williams. And now that it has premiered on NBC, I find myself stumped once again. Blessed, honored, grateful, humbled, that's a start. In fact, the only tough thing about having to say goodbye to the show (at least as a regular) is having to say goodbye over and over again, lol. But maybe that's just a sign that my experience as Smash will live on in the heart and minds of us all for a very, very long time."

CORRIE game planned for Nintendo DS
Video game publisher Mindscape is to release a CORONATION STREET title on the Nintendo DS platform later this year. The product has been described as 'an adventure and task-based concept set within the theme of the famous fictional street'.

CADY MCCLAIN: What Makes You Happy?
"Frank and I were debating the ups and downs of life and the whole hoo-ha, and he had a great idea. Why don’t we each make a list of things that make up happy? Simple things, complex things, whatever. I know I have talked about this before, but I think it’s a good practice, and frankly, I like making lists. Call me compulsively organized."

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