Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NEWS: McTigue, DALLAS, Torpey, 3D, COVIES

Erin Torpey pregnant
ABC Soaps in depth is reporting the former ONE LIFE TO LIVE actress (ex-Jessica) and husband Hamilton von Watts expect their first child to arrive in the first week of June.

Ireland’s first online soap opera debuts Monday
Ireland's first online soap opera, set in Westport, Co. Mayo, debuts next Monday January 11, at 9pm on COVIES, shot in High Definition with a cast of over 60 actors over 40 locations in the county, is a unique collaboration between film maker Len Collin, the Westport Chamber of Commerce, and Westport Urban District Council. Each of the eight episodes in season one is 15 minutes long and the entire season was shot on a shoestring budget of €24,000.

UK: Soap opera filming disrupted by freeze
Filming schedules on soap operas CORONATION STREET and EMMERDALE have been disrupted by the wintry weather. A spokesman for the Manchester serial said it was the first time in recent years filming has been halted as snow covered the famous city centre set.

Twin child actors' birthday benefits hospital
When child actors Rory and Declan McTigue (Little Adam, AMC) of Chester celebrated their sixth birthday on Oct. 3, they decided to do something more meaningful this year than simply have a birthday party with friends and family. The twin brothers chose to forgo any birthday presents and instead asked their friends and family to make donations to Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla.

DALLAS Complete 13th Season Coming to DVD
The latest installment of the hot Texas drama, DALLAS: The Complete Thirteenth Season, arrives on DVD April 13, 2010 from Warner Home Video. With Ewing Oil on the verge of collapse, J.R. Ewing is busy as usual devising underhanded plans to bring down his enemies. DALLAS: The Complete Thirteenth Season comes in a three disc DVD collector's set featuring all 27 episodes and is priced to own at $39.98 SRP.

Writers: Open Net Does Not Equate With Piracy
WGAE tells FCC that commercial entities restricting access is best way to control piracy.

UGLY BETTY: 10 Quippy Gems
"My Photoshop life is so much better than my real one." —Justin

Discovery and ESPN each plan to launch 3-D channels
Discovery is teaming with Imax and Sony for a 24-hour 3-D TV channel, while ESPN 3D covering only live sporting events will debut on June 11.

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