Monday, May 31, 2010

NEWS: Hillary B. Smith, Amazon CEO Watched DAYS

INTERVIEW: OLTL's Hillary B. Smith (Nora)
"I was a big soap viewer before I was on them. I always dreamed about being on a soap. I did not watch the younger story lines. I was more interested in what was going on with my parents’ generation. There was more at stake. The young kids get their hearts broken and move on. The older couples were much more serious, much more deep and interesting. I always migrate that way. It’s great to have younger storylines – we have some great kids on the show. The generations are very intermingled."

Will EASTENDERS star be fired due to behavior?‎
According to the Daily Star, 17-year-old Melissa Suffield, who plays Lucy Beale in the soap, was recently issued with a final warning from producers after attending a London nightclub while underage. Melissa has been hauled before bosses on a number of occasions for her behaviour and attitude outside work. In the end they made the decision to let her go."

Amazon CEO spent summers watching DAYS OF OUR LIVES with his grandparents founder and CEO Jeff Bezos encouraged graduates yesterday to take risks, follow their passions and make choices with compassion as they embark on the next phase of their lives after Princeton University. Bezos told the story of spending summers with his beloved grandparents on their ranch in Texas, fixing windmills, watching soap operas like DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and taking cross country trips with them as they towed along their Airstream trailer.

INTERVIEW: Producer Lauren Schnipper
"The Web series today is what the pilot presentation was in yesteryear."

Canadian actors to protest U.S. TV purchases
Canwest Global Communications Corp. is to draw top Canadian TV stars to its fall 2010 schedule rollout on Tuesday, not to praise the domestic broadcaster, but to protest its recent Los Angeles Screenings purchases.

ACTRA Toronto, the local branch of Canada's actors union, on Monday issued a call to its members to rally outside the Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville as top Canwest Global execs unveil their latest American TV buys to the national media.

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