Thursday, June 24, 2010

NEWS: Performance Driven Emmys, Jon Lindstrom, 'ENDERS

ATI's David McKenzie on "performance driven" Daytime Emmys
"It's a very performance-driven show as we try to tie in the Vegas vibe," McKenzie says. "It's two hours of nonstop entertainment with awards. It's going to be fun."

Jon Lindstrom on replacing another actor in a soap role
Lindstrom notes that he replaced another performer in a soap role “once before, way at the beginning of my career (RITUALS), but it wasn’t a really well-known show nor a well-known character. The fact was that I was doing my first regular job on television, and I just wanted to get it right. This time, though (AS THE WORLD TURNS), I have to admit that it was like stepping into the shoes of James Bond or something.”

Hollywood & Bing: Microsoft Enables Users To Sample TV, Movies, Music Via Search
Microsoft rolled out a section related to entertainment on its Bing search engine Tuesday night that allows consumers to watch television shows, get movie information, play games and listen to music without leaving the page. The step aims to make it easier for consumers to click, play, listen and watch.

WWE Now Offering Full-Length Episodes on YouTube
The newest addition to YouTube's short menu of premium full-length programming is the sports entertainment company WWE, which just announced a deal with the web video giant that will make a handful of its popular pro wrestling shows available for streaming to U.S. users.

Pedophile jailed for 18 years after victim sees child abuse storyline on EASTENDERS
Raymond Sharratt, 37, had abused young girls at a string of addresses, but terrified them into silence and managed to get away with his crimes for almost 15 years.

He was only brought to justice after one of his victims, now in her 20s, saw an episode of the BBC soap in which Bianca Jackson's boyfriend groomed and sexually abused her stepdaughter. The grim plot - which sparked 200 complaints from viewers - was so realistic the woman decided to finally report Sharratt to police.

Debbie Gibson, Tiffany to battle in Syfy movie
The network promises an epic battle between the former teen pop stars, who will co-star in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.

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