Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEWS: James Franco, Susan Dansby, Y&R to air in Netherlands

James Franco's Next Hosting Dream: The Daytime Emmy Awards'
The 127 Hours and sometime GENERAL HOSPITAL star told The Hollywood Reporter during the Palm Springs International Film Festival that he would love an invite to host the award show.

“Maybe next, I’ll get to host the daytime Emmys," he said. "Hey, if they ask me, I might do it. I would love that."

Y&R will start airing in The Netherlands
The show will debut on January 31.

Susan Dansby to write for Y&R in a six-week trial
Dansby -- the four-time Daytime Emmy winner and Writers Guild Of America Award recipient who was responsible for penning the final two years of AS THE WORLD TURNS scripts -- has been snapped up by THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. "I'm going to Y&R around February 6 to start writing," she tells Soaps In Depth of what will be a six-week trial. "I'm told Y&R has been doing this a lot lately. They put few writers under contract; [instead] they bring them in and see if they get a feel for it or not."

Filming in L.A. Soars 15% in 2010
Sitcoms, reality shows and the California tax credit helped attract new business.

AnnaLynne McCord goes Avatar blue on 90210 set to impersonate Na'vi Neytiri
McCord recently revealed that her character, Naomi, dresses up as Zoe Saldana's character to impress a geek she meets through MySpace.

VIDEO: Sofia Vergara helps GLEE stars poke fun of "Gleeks"
"It's Nuthin But a Glee Thang" with Heather Morris, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Harry Shum Jr, Matt Morrison and more.

Dr. Drew gets another show, for CW daytime
DR. DREW'S LIFECHANGERS will focus on personal transformation in back-to-back 30-minute epsiodes.

Shonda Rhimes insists OFF THE MAP isn't GREY'S ANATOMY in the jungle
"Believe me, this isn't GREY'S," she says. "For one thing, I'm not sure what an anesthesiologist would do in the jungle."

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