Thursday, October 21, 2010

NEWS: Agron Sorry, Beverley Callard, DAYS Book, Afghan Soap

Beverley Callard leaving CORONATION STREET after 22 years
The BBC quoted the actress as saying she will leave the role permanently next year because she wants to see "what life has to offer beyond Liz's famous mini skirts. I've loved every minute of my second stint on the STREET. It's always a difficult decision to make the leap. I'll miss everyone on the show, but I'm looking forward to some new challenges."

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Launches Book Reflecting 45 Years of TV History & Introduces New Social Media
As DAYS OF OUR LIVES celebrates its 45th year on television and in the hearts of loyal viewers, Executive in Charge of Production Greg Meng and famed art director Eddie Campbell will release a culmination of photos in a new book, Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos (SourceBooks). The release of the book is in conjunction with a new social media platform to connect with fans at

Frontline Podcast: MSF's radio soap opera in Kashmir
The MSF team in Kashmir produce a long running radio soap opera in order to try and promote understanding of mental health issues in the area. Called ALAW BAYA ALAW - Kashmiri for “Hello Brother, Hello”- it has broadcast since 2005. Years of violent conflict has resulted in a generation in which mental health problems are widespread.

Female Empowerment on Afghanistan's First TV Soap Oprea
Afghanistan’s first TV soap opera, THE SECRETS OF THIS HOUSE, is produced for Tolo TV. Abada has a small role as the good wife who comes back from America and is adapting to her new life in Kabul. Abada earns $100 an episode. It sounds lucrative, but there is no guarantee how long her character, and thus her job, will survive.

P&G Taps Shopper-Marketing Exec to Lead North American Media Team
Effective Nov. 1, Julie Eddleman becomes director-North American media and marketing and shopper marketing, overseeing the largest media budget in the U.S. at $2.7 billion last year, according to Kantar Media, plus billions more in shopper marketing and other communications outlays in the U.S. and Canada.

GLEE's Dianna Agron ‘Sorry’ For Racy GQ Photos
“I understand that in today’s world of advanced technology, the Internet, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But there are parental locks, and ways to get around this. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a pretty tame and easy-going girl my whole life. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am,” she continued in the lengthy blog post. “I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. GLEE is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don’t give them that same feeling. I understand completely.”

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood shooting Final Destination 5
She'll play Olivia Reynolds in the latest entry in the Final Destination franchise. Filming for the movie is currently taking place in Canada.

Downtown's Angels Flight Makes THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
"When I was home sick last week I watched the soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' One episode centered around a woman with cancer riding the Angel's Flight downtown. It was a really sappy segment with cheesy music above the Angel's Flight. I nearly choked on my chicken soup."

Victoria Rowell Won't Back Off Soap Racism Claim
Rowell's allegations have divided the soap community. Message boards have lit up with comments that run down the spectrum in support of and against her.

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