Monday, July 12, 2010

NEWS: Kalup Linzy, Daylighting, GET FRESH, Amber Riley

Performance artist Kalup Linzy "excited" to appear on GENERAL HOSPITAL
"I was so excited and so surprised to have been offered this role. It's a huge deal for me," Linzy said. "Everybody who knows me, knows that I've always had an interest in soap operas. Basically, I am playing a character that is a version of my work. It involves art and music--the things I love."

Are daytime soaps finally getting respect in Hollywood?
The current trend of daylighting stars seems to have been kicked off by — who else? — Betty White, whose recurring 2006-2009 turn as Ann Douglas on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL just helped win the show a Daytime Emmy for Best Drama Series.

CTV gets fresh for Dove branded content
CTV has developed a new web series called GET FRESH in partnership with Unilever’s Dove gofresh line. The GET FRESH program is the result of audience research conducted by PHD and Unilever that showed the target market–comprised largely of lifestyle-conscious women in their early 30s–spends lots of time watching online programs.

GLEE's Amber Riley will perform at MLB All-Star Game
Riley will kick off this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif. tomorrow, the Associated Press reports. Riley, who plays Mercedes Jones on the hit show, will sing several songs including the national anthem before the game begins.

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