Friday, July 16, 2010

NEWS: Ferguson's ATWT Joke, Stamos, Tupper, Kurth

Craig Ferguson joked about AS THE WORLD TURNS on his late night show this week
"AS THE WORLD TURNS has been on for 54 years. Some of the cast members are really old. Although, on CBS, once you reach 95, you get to host 60 MINUTES."

This isn't the first time he has mentioned the soap. After the cancellation news, and in the height of the Tiger Woods drama, he said: "CBS announced they’re can­cel­ing AS THE WORLD TURNS. Don’t worry though, if you’re addicted to the twisted plots, the intrigue, the illicit sex, you can still watch golf."

Julie Chen/Sara Gilbert talk show a "promising" candidate to replace ATWT
Shot a few weeks ago in LA, the show would be "a topical roundtable show . . . all the women happen to be mothers, so it'll go through that filter," says one source.

John Stamos' extortionists found guilty
A jury said that Allison Coss, 24, and Scott Sippola, 31, tried to extort $680,000 from Stamos with threats of exposing his alleged use of strippers and cocaine. They each face up to five years in prison.

James Tupper joins GREY'S ANATOMY for at least two episodes
The MEN IN TREES and MERCY alum will play Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor brought in to help Seattle Grace with its recovery from last season's gunman.

Uncle who encouraged Wally Kurth has passed away
Earl Rosell, who died Monday just weeks before his 86th birthday, went to Hollywood in the 1960s to promote the Pryor Mountains and his ranch. Long before Montana established a film commission, Rosell believed the area perfect for filming. Rosell’s nephew Wally Kurth said his uncle encouraged his career path.

“He loved kids and our dreams,” Kurth said. “He took us to sets — imagine watching Dustin Hoffman or Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. Earl said, ‘Kids, they put their pants on one leg at a time. You can do it, too.’ ”

British viewer wins role in Aussie soap NEIGHBOURS
NEIGHBOURS -- consistently more popular in Britain than in its homeland -- has handed a new role to a UK competition winner, British broadcaster Five said Friday. Gabriella Darlington, 18, from Chelmsford, northeast of London, beat off competition from more than 1,600 hopefuls in Five's "Be A Star" contest.

Surviving Degrassi, a 'high school on crack'
The drama will now run four nights a week in telenovela format, allowing the writers to journey deeper into the show's dark world of suicide, rape, drug abuse and school shootings. It's this laundry list of topical teenage concerns, combined with the soap opera-ish romantic entanglements, that has won DEGRASSI fans on both sides of the border.

No comments:

Post a Comment