Monday, February 14, 2011

NEWS: Naked Cowboy, Radionovela, Taxi TV, Elizabeth Mitchell

Naked Cowboy's Lawyer: Blatant Disregard for Brand
“It's a blatant disregard for Mr. Burck's brand, which he has worked very hard on for the last 13 years come rain, sleet or snow,” said Todd Rubenstein. The cowboy, Robert John Burck, 40, who protects his brand like the cavalry defending a wagon train from Apaches, says that B&B's Oliver dresses in briefs, a cowboy hat and acoustic guitar—Burck's trademark uniform—is depicted as a "fool" and acts in a "drunken and sexually charged manner," according to the suit.

Radionovela Portrays Latino Teens Coming Out
San Francisco State University is partnering with Proyecto Poderosa and Radio Bilingüe on a new “radionovela” (a Spanish-language radio soap opera) that addresses LGBT issues in Latino communities. The new series, entitled BIENVENIDOS A CASA (“Welcome Home”), is airing on eight Radio Bilingüe stations in California’s Central Valley through March.

Survey Says: Cab Riders HATE Taxi TV
Only the cost of cab fares is disliked more than Taxi TV—36.8% of respondents cited the fare as their biggest beef, while 31.3% said those annoying TVs were the worst.

V's Elizabeth Mitchell to Appear on LAW & ORDER: SVU
She'll be starring alongside returning guest star Jeremy Irons, who appeared earlier this season as the colorful Dr. Cap Jackson. Elizabeth will play an unmarried piano teacher who was the last person to see one of her students alive.

SMALLVILLE's Michael Rosenbaum Back for Series Finale: 'I'm Doing It For the Fans'
“I’m delighted to return for the series finale,” Rosenbaum tells TVLine. “I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made SMALLVILLE the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness, and even their threats. Ha ha.”

New Wonder Woman to Have Three Identities — and Three Love Interests!
In addition to Wonder Woman's mousy alias, Diana Prince, she will have a third, more powerful persona named Diana Themyscira, the confidant C.E.O. of Themyscira Industries. But it appears this Diana has placed her company in the hands of trusted confidant Henry Demeter, a 40-something man who runs Themyscira's day-to-day operations. While this fella has been a father figure to Diana, he could be a future contender for her heart. Also vying for Diana's affections is Ed Indelicato, a blue-collar tough guy slightly younger than Henry who has close ties to the police department. But it appears this stoic hunk is too devoted to his job to show Diana much attention beyond professional devotion.

Stockard Channing To Star In Ron Moore's NBC Pilot
Channing has signed on to star in NBC's pilot 17TH PRECINCT, an ensemble cop drama with supernatural elements from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA developer/executive producer Ron Moore.

Spencer Grammer gets married
One day after Kelsey Grammer's divorce from wife of 13 years, Camille, 42, was finalized, the former FRASIER star, 55, headed to NYC's City Hall for his daughter, Spencer's, wedding.

James Franco Returns (Again!) to General Hospital
"Working on GENERAL HOSPITAL was a great experience," he told PEOPLE at the time. "I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me."

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