Thursday, June 3, 2010

NEWS: Bob Guza on GH's Michael, Tuc Watkins, Nielsen

"I have never confirmed that [Michael] was [raped] and I'm not about to. Our focus right now is on the horrific experience of an 18- or 19-year-old who is thrown into a terrible situation like this. I just didn't want to make the story more specific at this point. However, that's not to say that I won't be getting very specific in three or four or five months down the line. This situation is going to rear its ugly head in a big way and Michael is going to have to deal with it. This is a story that needs to be parceled out."

INTERVIEW: New DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES series regular Tuc Watkins
“I love playing characters that – on paper – are completely unlikable and you have to figure out, ‘How do you translate this character to an audience and make them still root for the guy?’”

Vanishing in America 2010: New American classics in danger
WalletPop takes a look at ten "little pieces of American Life" that may be disappearing. Soap operas are included.

Nielsen seeks to raise $1.75 billion in IPO
Media measurement firm Nielsen has filed a registration for an initial public offering of up to $1.75 billion. The filing with the SEC didn't immediately mention a possible share price range. Since 2006, Nielsen, the former owner of The Hollywood Reporter, has been owned by private equity groups.

CORONATION STREET episode dropped over shooting storyline
ITV decided to dropped the scheduled episode of CORRIE last night featuring a shooting last night, Wednesday 2 June, following Derrick Bird's killing spree in Cumbria yesterday. CORONATION STREET is scheduled to be shown at 9 p.m. every night this week, with an ongoing storyline about Tony Gordon, played by Gary O'Brien, escaping from prison and holding hostages in the Underworld clothing factory, armed with a gun. Last night's episode would have featured a shooting incident.

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