Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NEWS: Kyle Chandler, Lucci & Grout, Lesley-Anne Down, Mobile

Kyle Chandler Courted For FX's POWERS
Chandler — who turned down a slew of offers for broadcast pilots this season — is now being courted for FX’s drama pilot, POWERS. Based on the graphic novel series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. It centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, in a homicide department that specializes in cases involving "powers."

Number of Americans Watching Mobile Video Grows More than 40% in Last Year
According to a new mobile video report from The Nielsen Company, the number of U.S. mobile subscribers watching video on their mobile devices rose more than 40 percent year-over-year in both the third and fourth quarters of 2010, ending the year at nearly 25 million people. These mobile video users watched an average of four hours and 20 minutes of mobile video per month in both the third and fourth quarter of 2010–a 33 percent and 20 percent year-over-year increase in each quarter respectively.

Forty Years Later, Lesley-Anne Down Looks Back on UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS
"The pay was truly horrendous! I was making only 300 pounds per episode on the hottest show in the world!"

Susan's Lucci's first NYC job - at a grout company
"In 1969, I answered phones at a grout company. I didn’t even know what grout was. I was a temporary employee, so I knew nobody would expect too much from me so I could run out the door and go to auditions."

VIDEO: Susan Lucci Gives Brian Kilmeade Kissing Lessons on FOX & FRIENDS
"First of all there’s a lot of eye contact, Brian," Lucci said, giving him the full Erica Kane treatment. "You don’t know what’s happening, you don’t know what’s coming, but you’re looking forward, you hope so, but you’re looking, and you’re looking, and that’s a lot of eye contact and, it depends on the guy on how the kiss is really going to go, and then…"

JUSTICE: New BBC Daytime Drama With Robert Pugh and Gary Mavers
JUSTICE is a five-part play due to be shown on consecutive days on BBC One starting on Monday 4 April 2011. Each 45 minute episode will look at a different case brought before the Doverfield Public Justice Centre, a novel one-stop shop for crime and punishment run by Judge Paddy Coburn, played by Robert Pugh.

OLTL's Austin Williams to be honored
Williams (Shane) will be honored for his portrayal of his Llanview alter's emotional storyline, which highlights the harsh, negative realities of bullying, at the 7th Annual Prestige Awards. The awards salute individuals in the arts and entertainment who are making a difference in society or giving back to communities. The awards will take place in Poughkeepsie, NY, on April 3, 2011.

GLEE: : Jonathan Groff Returns to [Major Spoiler Alert]!
“He’s back to apologize to Rachel,” confides a source close to the show, “and perhaps get her back.”

Soap stars to attend the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack, Kerry Daveline Memorial, Celebrity Golf Classic
Celebrities including John Schneider, Galen Gering, Leann Hunley, Kate Linder and many others have been confirmed for the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack, Kerry Daveline, Celebrity Golf Classic ( at El Caballero Country Club on Monday, April 18th, 2011. The event kicks off at 11:00am with a shotgun start.

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