Saturday, October 23, 2010

NEWS: LONE STAR, Michael Park, Sean Ringgold, J.R. Martinez

LONE STAR Creator Kyle Killen Still Hoping for Cable Pickup for Cancelled Show
Killen isn’t giving up. The creator-writer-executive producer of LONE STAR, the short-lived and critically acclaimed 20th Century Fox Television show about a Texas con-man, still believes the series could air on cable television. “We have 6 completed episodes that function nicely as a mini-season and we’d love to find a home for that,” Killen told Speakeasy on the eve of this year’s Austin Film Festival and Conference, where he’s speaking this weekend and the LONE STAR pilot will be shown.

Commentary: The social networks
Everywhere you look on TV, there are crowds of friends and extended families all together all the time. What does it say about viewers?

Sean Ringgold bumped up from recurring to contract status at ONE LIFE TO LIVE
An OLTL spokesperson confirmed to Soaps in Depth that Ringgold (Shaun) has been bumped to contract status. This comes on the heels of his onscreen brother, Terrell Tilford's upcoming departure as Greg. Ringgold, who has won over fans as burly, but lovable bodyguard Shaun Evans, first joined the soap in 2007.

Dan Lauria attributes much of "Lombardi" success to Judith Light
"She is a great friend and a pro. We have worked together before; I played her pimp in [the soap opera] ONE LIFE TO LIVE at one point, and by far she is the one who really has helped the play identify with a large audience."

Michael Park on playing a cop again in his new play "Middletown"
"I don't know what it is -- maybe I have a cop face. We were just laughing about that the other day. On the soap, I didn't play a beat cop, like I do here, I played a detective, and I've been staring at all these beat cops on the street trying to figure out what's on their belt. Maybe one day, I'll just go up and ask. After all, on ATWT, I was going into hostage situations without a gun, so maybe I shouldn't worry about the logic of things so much."

CW Gives Full-Season Orders To HELLCATS, NIKITA and ONE TREE HILL
No decision yet on the fourth CW series originally picked up with a 13-episode order, sophomore LIFE UNEXPECTED.

Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration
J.R. Martinez will speak on Saturday at the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors World Burn Congress in Galveston, Texas. The Phoenix Society works to prevent burn injuries and improve care for burn survivors.

"I know my scars are a powerful tool," Martinez said. "When I walk into a room, people are going to look at me. I use that attention to speak to them and educate them about my world, the burn survivor world."

Judge orders Lindsay Lohan to stay in rehab until January
If Lohan violates the rules of her rehab program or fails a drug test before her next court date on February 25, she will be sent to jail for 180 days, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox told her.

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