Sunday, March 22, 2009

News Round-up: GL/Morrow in FL, Elizabeth Hendrickson

PHOTOS: GUIDING LIGHT stars come to Universal Orlando
The stars of GUIDING LIGHT have been filming at Universal Orlando this week. The shows will be shown in April. They held a one hour meet the stars in the Fear Factor stadium Saturday morning.

FNL finishes in fourth place on Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT LIHGTS fell to fourth place this week, scoring 3.84 mil (down 13 percent from the previous week).

INTERVIEW: Y&R's Christel Khalil (Lily)
“I love working with Elizabeth (Hendrickson, Chloe), because she and I are such great friends. It’s so fun to have fighting scenes with her because we love each other so much.

Also, I miss working with my family. I never work with my family anymore; I’m always with Cane’s family. I miss working with Kristoff (St. John, Neil). And I love working with Bryton (McClure, Devon), because he and I are really good friends too.”

Y&R's Joshua Morrow at SWFLA mall
Joshua Morrow was signing autographs and took pictures this weekend at the Miromar Outlet Mall. It was part of the shopping complex celebrating its 10th anniversary weekend.

Some fans drove hours to see the soap star in person. Morrow told WINK News he was surprised so many people show-up to see him, "To see this kind of fan response is amazing, I didn't know our show did so well here. So, it feels good to have this may people come out and tell you they like what you do."

EASTENDERS chiefs 'plot Jacksons comeback'
EASTENDERS chiefs are hoping to lure the Jackson family back to Albert Square, a report claims. The plan would see Dean Gaffney (Robbie), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia), Lindsey Coulson (Carol), Howard Antony (Alan) and Devon Anderson (Billy) reunited on-screen for the first time in twelve years. Patsy Palmer has been a hit with viewers since reprising her role as Bianca Jackson on the BBC One soap in 2007.

"Bosses believe bringing back the entire clan would be fantastic for viewing figures," a source told The People. "And it would allow more storylines involving Bianca, particularly as she has been so popular since her return."

VARIETY: Hollywood's blog smog
In the entertainment field, many executives, agents and members of the creative community are intimidated by the proliferation of manipulative and quarrelsome bloggers. The level of competition among bloggers is reminiscent of the early days of tabloid journalism: Potential news sources are subject to veiled threats -- to "cyber-bullying" -- yet also tempted by the opportunity of payback for past slights.

Brazil's passage to India
A new soap opera showcasing Indian culture and the love story between a Dalit boy and an upper-caste girl is causing a stir in Brazil. Written by celebrated telenovela author Gloria Perez, CAMINHO DAS INDIAS — roughly translated as ‘A Passage to India’ — is being shown Monday through Saturday on Brazil’s largest TV channel (TV Globo) and has become the latest mania in the country.

EVENT: "As the Epic Turns"
Martha Byrne, Paolo Seganti and Tamara Tunie, all veterans of the daytime television drama AS THE WORLD TURNS, will participate in "As the Epic Turns," a two-night benefit for the Epic Theater Ensemble on April 17 and 18. The benefit will support the Shakespeare Bridge Project, which joins professional actors, playwrights, directors and designers with students from the city’s public schools to collaborate on adaptations of classic plays.


  1. i went to the guiding light event to represent team otalia and the rest of the big purple dreams otalia fan forum. i had the best time.

    i was very thankful that GL decided to invite non-annual pass holders into the Q&A session. i (and my sister) were both able to ask questions to jessica leccia and crystal chappell. both were exceptionally personable and even made an effort to seek us out after the session and speak to us about the board.

    we returned for the autograph session and were treated again to a family environment from the girls and even frank dicopolous. met jess's husband, hung out with marcy rylan for a little while, met a lot of other really nice GL fans.

    i am new to guiding light, but i am really loving all the story lines over there (especially now that the kidnapping is over). i came for otalia but i am staying for phillip and dinah and bizzie.

  2. Thanks so much for the update. I'm really happy you were able to attend and I'm sure everyone at GL appreciated it especially Crystal and Jessica. :)