Saturday, November 13, 2010

NEWS: Marcil Giovinazzo, Charles Keating, Tina Sloan, MIchael Muhney

Y&R's Michael Muhney asks Raleigh fans not to grope him
“Don’t grope me,” Muhney said during a phone interview Friday afternoon with “No groping and we’re all good.”

Muhney said he attends about three to four soap fan events every year.

“It’s always a fantastic opportunity for me. I love the interaction with the fans. I love hearing what they have to say,” he said.

NPR AUDIO: Tina Sloan Plays Not My Job
NPR invited Sloan to play a game called "How can it be an opera if it's over in just an hour?" Three questions about musical operas.

MTV Pilot PATITO FEO Casts Its Lead
Benita Robledo has landed the lead in MTV's half-hour pilot presentation Patito Feo. Based on the hugely successful Argentinean format, PATITO FEO centers on a Mexican teenage girl (Robledo) who moves to Florida with her mother and grandmother only to discover that the reality of high school in America is nothing like she expected when she crosses paths with the Queen Bee and accidentally sets off a war at school.

GILMORE GIRLS Cast: Where Are They Now?
Quite a few former GILMORE GIRLS cast members have been all over primetime TV lately.

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo "Glides" into the holidays
Oral-B-Glide, along with GENERAL HOSPITAL star Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, Mario GGodiva (Fitness Expert) and April Le (Operation Smile) kicked off the "Glide Into The Holidays" program benefiting Operation Smile by offering a day of free skating on Novermber 11 at New York's Wollman Rink in Central Park.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Charles Keating
Keating performed in Selected Shorts "Something Like That" on November 10 at Symphonyspace in New York City.

Newsweek & Daily Beast Announce Merger
Both media outlets are money-losing ventures, with Newsweek losing about $20M a year, and the Daily Beast about $10M this year.

Two new DAYS OF OUR LIVES books mark anniversary
Executive producer Ken Corday's gentlemanly memoir, "The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family's Dream and the Untold History of Days of Our Lives," provides an insightful look at how this program has survived. A companion volume, "Days of Our Lives, 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos," is larger in format and pretty much all pictures.

Nelson Aspen shows off Mary Stuart's omelet pan
Never one to miss an opportunity, Aspen worked the legendary late actresses omelet pan into an entertainment segment on WPIX this week.

Erika Slezak's November Newsletter - Slezak on Kim Zimmer
"It is delightful – absolutely delightful. You know, I said to her, 'I can’t wait to hear that big ol’ laugh of yours!' She’s just a joy and she is so professional. She knew exactly how to do it and what to do. It was a little different for her because she has spent the last couple of years practically on location. She said, 'Oh, it is so nice to have a studio.' And she’s just been wonderful."

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