Wednesday, June 3, 2009

News Round-up: Chrishell Stause, Taylor Miller, Emmys

AMC's Chrishell Stause Extends Again
Chrishell Stause (Amanda, AMC) has re-extended her contract to remain in Pine Valley through the end of the year. "Pilot season isn’t starting up until January, so I am not technically going to be missing out on a whole lot, business-wise, and just a few months of my life will actually mean a lot to the storyline," she tells Soap Opera Digest.

Chandra Wilson, Jim Parsons to Announce Primetime Emmy Nominations
GREY'S ANATOMY star Chandra Wilson and THE BIG BANG THEORY's Jim Parsons will announce the nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on July 16 along with Academy Chairman and CEO John Shaffner.

Deep Soap: The Missing Link
Sara Bibel is feeling "meh" about daytime and has suggestions on what she believes each show needs.

As Kingdoms Fall
Patrick Erwin writes: "I know it’s not a sunny view, but I ultimately think that soaps on broadcast television will shrink considerably or even disappear totally. If I was to guess what shows would still be on the air in ten years, I would only feel somewhat safe about betting on the Bell soaps."

Hannah Free premiering in San Francisco
The world-premiere screening of Hannah Free—a lesbian-themed film starring Sharon Gless that was shot in Chicago—will take place June 28 at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco's Castro Theater. Rosie O'Donnell will introduce the movie. The independent film shot in Chicago also stars Taylor Miller (ex-Nina, AMC; ex-Sally, AW), Maureen Gallagher, Ann Hagemann, Kelli Strickland and Jacqui Jackson.

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