Monday, November 22, 2010

NEWS: Daniel Benzali, Teri Hatcher, Kimberlin Brown, Larry Bryggman

Kimberlin Brown still enjoys acting (and golf)
"I’m really loving South Africa. The people are great. It’s going to be really sad leaving to go back to Los Angeles (today),” said Brown who was appearing at the Gary Player Invitational golf tournament. "I still enjoy acting but I’m also very involved in American Airlines Celebrity, which supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer."

Jeff Branson's I Spit On Your Grave coming to Blu-Ray on February 8
Branson stars in this graphic, shocking and undeniably disturbing new take on one of the most controversial films of all time.

Larry Bryggman starring in "The Collection & A Kind of Alaska: Two Plays by Harold Pinter"
Previews began on November 3 (tonight is opening night) and the show runs through December 19.

UK: TV drama 'misleading about mental health'
Television dramas too often give frightening and misleading portrayals of mental health and illness, a government-backed study has claimed. The report, commissioned by the Department of Health's Shift campaign, revealed that almost half (45%) of fictional characters with mental illness in TV soaps and dramas were portrayed as violent or posing a threat to others.

Some 63% of references to mental health in the shows were also "pejorative, flippant or unsympathetic", including use of terms such as "crackpot", "basket case" and "looney tunes".

GENERAL HOSPITAL First Look: Daniel Benzali comes to Port Charles ... as a hypochondriac!
The ABC sudser lassoed the veteran actor for a generous story arc that will stretch well into 2011.Benzali’s first air date is Monday, Dec. 6. He will play Theo, a hypochondriac patient who befriends Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) in her time of need.

PHOTOS: Soapstar Spectacular
Nine of CBS's most popular daytime TV personalities were on hand for the day long event at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium on Sunday.

Jeanne Cooper & Sharon Case miss Soapstar Spectacular
According to WRAL: "Jeanne had an excuse - she is ill with viral pneumonia, event organizers said. Being the trooper she is, organizers said Jeanne wanted to make the trip with her doctor, but they told her to stay home and get better. Fans signed large 'Get Well' cards for Jeanne.

"Sharon was more of an interesting story. Apparently, several of the soap stars had to work on Friday and had to catch a red-eye flight to make it to Saturday's fan event in Myrtle Beach, S.C. There were only three tickets left on the flight and they were all coach. Event organizers said Sharon told them she would not fly coach and therefore would not be attending the event."

Teri Hatcher quitting DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES?
According to the Daily Mail: "Teri has given in her notice and is making active preparations to move on."

Andy Buckley joins Alexandra Chando's new ABC Family show
THE LYING GAME centers on Emma (Chando), a kind-hearted foster kid who finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton that was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life until she goes missing and Emma goes on a quest to find her. Buckley will play Sutton's adoptive father, a happily married plastic surgeon.

1 comment:

  1. If it's true that Sharon Case refused to fly coach because she got to the airport late and missed an earlier flight, I'm embarrassed for her. That's truly bad diva behavior.

    As for Terri Hatcher quitting Desperate Housewives, what is she thinking. She makes $400,000/episode. It's highly doubtful that she will be able to strike gold in another series. A film career is also unrealistic given her age and Hollywood's infamous discriminatory behavior.

    I can understand about becoming bored at work, but why not talk to the producer and writers about giving her character a new storyline? What about cutting back on the number episodes she's in during the year, allowing her to work on side projects?

    The bitter truth is that most series pilots aren't picked up by the networks; those that are don't stand a great chance of becoming successful. Desperate Housewives is a rare success.

    Hollywood just doesn't treat actresses over 40 well. Desperate Housewives revived Hatcher's career, which was pretty dead after "Lois & Clark" was cancelled.

    Hopefully, she's saved her pennies. I just can't imagine leaving a job that pays $8 million dollars a year.