Monday, November 9, 2009

News Round-up: Ackles, Philly, George, FNL, Auggie

CBS3 anchors get chance to ‘soap’ things up on ATWT
A couple of weeks after inaugurating Channel 3’s PHILLY TALK format at noon on weekdays, anchors Pat Ciarrocchi and Ukee Washington have a different kind of gig. They play news reporters, not out in the field for EYEWITENESS NEWS but as a one-off for a segment of AS THE WORLD TURNS.

How the Web Is Won
How hard can it be to create a web series? All you have to do is come up with a good idea, write a bunch of scripts, find a cast and crew who will work for food, cook the food, make the sets, create the costumes, shoot the episodes, build a website, post the shows line, and then dance a magical jig to the Internet gods in hopes that somebody somewhere will watch what you post and tell a few thousand other folk to watch it as well. And even better, you get to pay out of your own pocket for the chance to do all this. What could possibly go wrong?

VIDEO: New MELROSE PLACE Clip Reveals Sydney's Killer?
The clip doesn't exactly prove anything except that Auggie is the next to be penned a primary suspect. While it would make sense considering Colin Egglesfield is set to depart the show very soon, it seems far too obvious and the writers have worked far too hard to keep the viewers guessing to make the killer's identity such a no-brainer.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Lights, Camera...Filming
Cast, crew and crowds gathered at Harvard Square on Saturday evening for a filming of an upcoming episode of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, a television serious about a high school football team in Texas.

Producer Nan L. Bernstein said that the FNL shoot was the last of a series of scenes that took place in a number of colleges in the Boston area, including Boston University, Boston College and Tufts University. Actresses Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden were present at the set.

Former EASTENDERS star Mohammed George makes charity single
Proceeds from "Broken" will go to the Ben Kinsella Trust, which works to stop gang violence. Ben Kinsella, the 16-year-old brother of former EASTENDERS star Brooke Kinsella, was the innocent victim of a fatal knife attack in June 2008.

George told Now: "I knew Ben well, we were all Arsenal fans and I went with their family to matches. If there was anything I could do to help, I wanted to."

Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Engaged
Former DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Jensen Ackles and his longtime girlfriend Danneel Harris are engaged, her rep confirms to

Blogger Seized From Streets of Havana, Beaten, Released
Trail-blazing Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez says she was headed to a peaceable march against violence with friends in Havana Friday when she and fellow writer Orlando Luis Pardo were confronted by three men in plainclothes presumed to be state security, forced into a car, and assaulted.

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