Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NEWS: Rodriguez, Urie, SECRET LIFE Renewed

Nicholas Rodriguez: His role in 'LIFE'
“They were already split up,” says openly gay actor Nicholas Rodríguez in defense of his character in the Kyle/Fish story on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. “In his mind, he was the new boyfriend — though the old boyfriend hadn’t quite left yet.”

At the moment, while waiting what’s next for Nick, Rodríguez is playing yet another gay “husband” in the comedy THEN WE GOT HELP, a weekly Web series he said was about “four dysfunctional couples who can’t afford couples therapy.” The series has been nominated for an Indie Soap Award by the Web site We Love Soaps.

Glasgow-based internet soap opera in the pipeline
An action-packed online drama aimed at 16-25-year-olds is to be based in Glasgow it has been revealed. BEING VICTOR, which is being made by Shed Media Scotland, will consist of 20 five-minute episodes that will be screened on the internet.

Norwich teens to film soap opera
Teenagers in Norwich are set to star in, write and film their own soap opera - and viewers will be able to decide the plot themselves. The groundbreaking project will see media-savvy youngsters working together to film a mini series focusing on teenage life in the city.

INTERIVEW: UGLY BETTY's Michael Urie (Marc)
"I’ve never said I was straight, and I’m not saying I’m gay now. I never lie, and I’ve never shied away from the topic. I’ve certainly chosen through my work to do things that promote the rights of LGBTQ people. I am not a hypocrite -- certainly not now."

Streamy Awards — Last Chance to Submit
Submissions close Jan. 22. Nominate your favorite web series (including WE LOVE SOAPS TV) and the people behind them at

ABC Family renews SECRET LIFE and MAKE IT
ABC Family has renewed two successful series -- THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER and MAKE IT OR BREAK IT. SECRET is being renewed for a third season; BREAK for a second. Both are set to return this summer.

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