Wednesday, February 18, 2009

News Round-up

Is Edie Gonna Die? HOUSEWIVES Husband Shares His Take
"[Nicolette] is going to have a fantastic sendoff," her leading man Neal McDonough promises. "We've had a blast, and I'm going to be sadder than anyone to see her go."

Do women love sports more than soaps?
According to a 2007 study, about 30% of women age 18 and older consider themselves fans of college basketball and football - up from the year before. And another 2007 study revealed that 60% of women said they watched televised sports regularly, while only 42% watched soap operas regularly. In short: women love the drama on and off the court more than we love the drama in and out of GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Martha's Vineyard docu-soap planned
Referred to as a "soft-scripted docu-soap," THE VINEYARD will combine elements of reality TV and narrative drama, similar to MTV's THE HILLS, which documents the interconnected lives of affluent 20-somethings in Los Angeles.

CORRIE star "ejected" from pub
CORONATION STREET star Craig Charles was "ejected" from a South Lakes pub during Valentine’s weekend. The actor was suspended from the soap in 2006 after he was pictured smoking crack cocaine.

Edward Woodward joins EASTENDERS
Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning actor Edward Woodward has joined the cast of EASTENDERS. The 78-year-old - who is most noted for his roles in The Wicker Man and Callan - is to take on the role of Tommy Clifford, a charming man in his early 70s who appears in Albert Square in search of Minute Mart owner Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker).

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