Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NEWS: DAYS in Georgia, MAD MEN, Lynn Leahey, Jonathan Cake

PHOTOS: Fans get chance to meet DAYS OF OUR LIVES stars in Suwanee
“We went to the Peachtree International Film Festival last night, then made an appearance on the NBC (11 Alive) news, then visited the VA Hospital,” Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) said. “It was a wonderful experience,” she said of the trip to the hospital.

“I just kind of fell into the role,” said Chandler Massey (Will), who said that he will complete his college career as his acting career permits. “It may take a while, but I will finish.”

Photo by Jason Braverman

Digest/Weekly editorial director Lynn Leahey believes soap genre will live on
“The genre will survive, but not necessarily in its current format. The problem isn’t so much that viewers stopped liking their shows, they stopped being at home to watch them,” Leahy says. “Soaps started as 15-minute episodes, and we may see them go back to that, with viewers ‘snacking’ on soaps in 15-minute bites on their smart phone, rather than at home in front of a television. Web soaps are proliferating now, but they’ve yet to figure out a model that makes it a robust business.”

MAD MEN closing in on a (delayed) 5th season
AMC and Lionsgate are on the verge of completing a new deal with Matthew Weiner, but expect the 5th season to premiere even later than usual.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES gives Bree a new love interest
British actor Jonathan Cake will join the ABC series this year, and become a series regular next season.

Jon Cryer finds a new job on the New York stage
He's joining the New York Philharmonic's upcoming production of "Company."

Chris Brown freaks out after "GMA" interview, and smashes a window
The singer ripped off his shirt and stormed off set after Robin Roberts asked him about Rihanna.

DAYS' Shelley Hennig cast as coven leader Diana in CW's THE SECRET CIRCLE
Hennig, 24, will play Diana, the leader of the seven-member coven who has been dating Adam (Thomas Dekker) since childhood. Described as smart, sexy and a natural beauty, Diana immediately befriends new girl Cassie (Britt Robertson). As in the book series by L.J. Smith from which the TV series is based, Diana will clash with Faye (Phoebe Tonkin).

Serial drama persists at Marseille
Forget perfume, fashion and top-class footballers, France's most popular export is soap opera PLUS BELLE LA VIE. It is so beloved that one of its most famous viewers, the humourless ex-tennis star Justine Henin, happily ridiculed herself by appearing in it. Appropriately enough it is set in Marseille, a city whose football club probably boasts still more plotlines than the series, and where everyday reality is often stranger than fiction.

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