Thursday, July 30, 2009

News Round-up: Lau, Gorham, Tam, Spreitler

Leslie Charleson inks new deal with GH
Soaps In Depth is reporting that Leslie Charleson just signed on the dotted line to stick around as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Monica for another year.

Christopher Gorham cast in USA spy thriller
Christopher Gorham (Henry, UGLY BETTY) has been tapped to star opposite Piper Perabo in USA Network's spy thriller COVERT AFFAIRS. The casting is believed to lift the contingency on the pilot. Written by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, AFFAIRS centers on Annie Walker (Perabo), a multilingual CIA trainee who joins the agency still reeling over a mysterious ex-boyfriend who appears to be of particular interest to her bosses. Gorham will play Auggie Anderson, a CIA military intelligence/special-ops agent blinded years ago on an assignment who is helping Walker navigate her new job.

LETTER FROM NEW YORK 7: Ben Bernanke and the "improving" economy
"In the early 1980’s, we became a bi-coastal family, when I accepted a job in Los Angeles writing first GENERAL HOSPITAL then DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I quickly realized that buying a car for your teenager was not the perk of a spoiled child but an absolute necessity, granting the adults in the family a modicum of freedom from the constant chauffeuring obligatory in a society where you could be questioned on the street by a policeman because you were… walking (yes, it did happen to me)! The lifestyle didn’t suit us and when my contract expired, I sought work in New York and with great relief, we sold the house and the cars and came back to New York."

Jason Tam lights up movie, Broadway and TV
"The pace of living [in New York] is completely different (compared with Hawaii)," he said. "Everything is so fast here. Nobody looks anyone in the eye or says, 'Hi,' but there's so much being created here all the time. It's a really cool energy to be around."

REVIEW: "August: Osage County" has acid tongues wagging in Denver
"It must be said that seeing Greg from ALL MY CHILDREN's Greg & Jenny (Laurence Lau) playing the resident pervert is, for some inexplicable reason, indescribably awesome."

Dot Branning to come to nasty end?
EastEnders legend June Brown has said that if the soap's bosses ever decide to kill off her character Dot Branning, they'll probably start by making her a villain.
The actress told The Sun: "If they want to drop you, most often they will give you a rather unpleasant storyline. The public always equate the character to the actor - and then everyone says, 'Oh I don't like him at all - I'll be glad to when he's gone'."

INTERVIEW: DAYS' Taylor Spreitler (Mia)
Spreitler appeared on "WZAP Radio" on Wednesday evening.

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