Friday, January 22, 2010

NEWS: Deidre Hall, Nielsen, David Lago, Kevin Schmidt

Nielsen Disputes Kaiser Findings on Youth Viewing
Nielsen is disputing the results of a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation which found that live TV viewing by youths between the ages of 8 and 18 had dropped by 25 minutes per day in the last five years, Multichannel News reports. Nielsen said its digital meters showed that viewing by the group during the five-year period had actually gone up, by a few minutes.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Former soap casting director Jimmy Bohr now OSU professor, director
He brought his talent to Columbus in 2006 when he joined Ohio State’s Department of Theatre. Bohr earned an award in December from The Columbus Dispatch for directing “Frozen,” which was recognized as one of the best plays of 2009. Before coming to OSU, Bohr worked as an assistant casting director for AS THE WORLD TURNS and ANOTHER WORLD.

Deidre Hall To Host Celebrity Charity Ball
DAYS OF OUR LIVES legend, social activist and Operation Smile Ambassador Deidre Hall will be hosting the 2010 Valentine’s Charity & Celebrity Ball, an Emerging Magazine Celebrity Production. The event is set to raise funds for the charity, Operation Smile.

BBC to ask homophobes what they think of its coverage of gay people
The BBC today launched a major research project into what its audiences think about its portrayal of gay, lesbian and bisexual people on TV and radio – which will include asking people who hold homophobic views that they think.

Kevin Schmidt taking a break from Y&R
Kevin Schmidt (Noah, Y&R) is taking a break from the show. He reports on Twitter, "Shooting my last Y&R for a couple months. Gearing up for the new Cartoon Network series, UNNATURAL HISTORY. A huge thank you to the incredible cast & crew as well as the dedicated Y&R viewers/supporters. Look for 'Noah' back in G.C this Summer!"

Y&R's David Lago joins "Million Dollar Quartet"
David Lago (ex-Raul, Y&R) will be part of the new "Million Dollar Quartet" cast in Chicago.

Celebrities (like Connie Fletcher) interested in Regina woman's Booby Trapper
Marketing her breastfeeding cover-up at the Boom Boom Room — a "gifting" suite held in Beverly Hills two days before the Golden Globe awards, Nancy Armstrong was thrilled many at the star-studded event were pumped about her creation. Connie Fletcher (ex-Erin, AMC) was among the stars that provided her home email address to Armstrong.

Felisha Terrell has violent past with Rihanna's new boyfriend
Star Magazine is reporting that Rihanna's possible new boyfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp, has a violent history of his own seeing that his former girlfriend Felisha Terrell (ex-Arianna, DAYS) has filed a restraining order against him back in 2008. In the papers, Terrell confessed that she suffered "constant verbal abuse and threats", adding that Kemp "is violent and I am afraid".

1 comment:

  1. David Lago is also the sexy star of the steamy thriller THE COMMUNE, just released on DVD!