Thursday, April 21, 2011

NEWS: Frons in Hot Water, Bruce Weitz, Chris Colfer, SHUGA

Bruce Weitz Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Mobster Anthony Zacchara
"Anthony loves the fact that Claudia is dead and he doesn't care who did it. He got rid of her and he didn't have to do it himself, so he's fine with it. Anthony has nothing against Michael except that he's Sonny's son. If he weren't, he'd probably like the kid. Anthony is only using Michael as leverage against Sonny."

"I have to be honest. I had a talk with [head writer] Bob Guza and nowhere did he mention anything about a mob war. I've been shooting for about three weeks and haven't seen any of that yet. They're very hesitant to let us actors know what's going on. I hear they've had complaints about storylines from certain actors in the past but everybody should get down on their knees and thank God that they have a job. It's such a blessing to get to go to work these days and if you also have fun, which I do, then that's just icing on the cake. The people at GH are terrific. Really nice. I have yet to meet a prune."

Brian Frons in Hot Water?
ABC Daytime honcho Brian Frons is in hot water over the cancellation of ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN, sources said. After Hoover announced it will yank ads over the soap axing, other advertisers like Hershey's and L'Oreal are getting heat from consumers to pull ads. Insiders are pointing at Frons, with whispers he may be in his final days. And Kelly Ripa and THE VIEW hosts have been told to cease their death-of-the-soaps talk. An ABC rep said Frons "is not leaving the network . . . There has been no directive to the ladies of THE VIEW or Kelly Ripa."

MTV’s SHUGA: An HIV/AIDS Soap Opera in Kenya
The BU Medical Campus will host a one-episode screening of SHUGA today, part of a new campaign from MTV that addresses HIV/AIDS in the lives of young people in Kenya. Doors will open at 5:00 with an introduction by Georgia Arnold, Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. The evening will focus on the SHUGA campaign, one component of the larger MTV initiative on HIV/AIDS.

EASTENDERS' Jack 'to have one-night stand'
According to The Sun, the grief-stricken character will turn to Rainie (Tanya Franks) for comfort amid his devastation over wife Ronnie's dramatic baby swap confessions. While Ronnie spends time in jail for her crime, Rainie apparently gives Jack (Scott Maslen) a shoulder to cry on, which soon leads to them spending the night together.

AS SEEN ON: “Soapy Roots”
Dartmouth's Allison Levy writes: "For as large a role as TV plays in many American’s lives, many of us know surprisingly little about the history of the medium. Unaware of the historical value of the soap opera, it is easy to overlook the 'good' of soap operas."

Over the Fence: With ‘Children’ gone, it’s the end of an era
"Someone once told me, 'content is King.' Well, not anymore. Content costs money, so away we go with that theory."

Among Alec Baldwin's favorite 30 ROCK scenes, his Mexican soap actor
"Among the ones I like the most was when I played the Mexican soap opera actor, and when I'm doing scenes opposite myself, when they do that computer-generated thing."

Chris Colfer Sells Pilot To Disney Channel
Not only has he scripting an indie movie shooting this summer, but he has penned a pilot that the Disney Channel is about to shoot. It's called THE LITTLE LEFTOVER WITCH, based on a children’s book of the same name by Florence Laughlin.


  1. I hope Frons in hot water! I am very upset that he is canceling the soap shows!!! Stupid move, since most viewers are the baby boomers. I and 1000's of other fans are boycotting ABC until they decide differently about canceling these shows and working hard to get the sponsors to pull out of advertising this network!

  2. I also hope Frons gets the boot. The nerve of him to say this is what the public wanted, then joke about having to join witnes protection program because of his decisions. That comment there proves he KNEW the fans would be upset. I hope everyone boycotts ABC primetime programming especially Dancing With the Stars, maybe it will help Frons get out of here sooner.

  3. Disney, FIRE Frons or Sell ABC to someone who will!

  4. About Brian Frons and his ego, look at the link below where Frons appears on the soap Santa Barbara in the role of God: SANTA BARBARA 'WAS PROPHETIC

    by pierin26

  5. Fire Frons, bring in someone who will love soaps and keep them. We are soap fans who have money and will use or not use according who is supporting soaps. Bing back AMC and OLTL in 1/2 hour segments.

  6. Love my soaps history unreal how this could happen. We watch live or Dvr buy products . Ask real live soap watchers!! I for one of many am not giving up!!! SAVE OUR SOAPS!!!!!!"

  7. Frons Need To Go Worse Enough He Got Rid Of All My children/One life To Live, I Already Read That Sept 2012 General Hospital Will Be gone, So brian Frons needs To go.

  8. ABC need to ask the audience what they want! If they dont want to continue with the soaps, sell them to a cable network or someone who will do them justice and keep everyone IN A JOB! Economy is terrible and i cannot fathom all these wonderful talented people being out of work when we the viewers want them to stay! We dont need any more Reality tv. I dont watch much of that as it is. How can they kill off what is a tradition to all of us! Milions of fans who not only watch when the shows air, but also DVR them to watch them later. i myself do both. My husband like to watch them when he gets home from work. We, the viewers, should have a say in what we want in our homes via the television. And we do, because remember ABC/Disney... WE ARE THE HOLDERS OF THE REMOTE CONTROL!

  9. Frons might end up being the scapegoat but he'll take a huge chunk of cash with him .
    Hush money is at a premium these days the higher ups wouldn't want him to finger them as the author of this tragedy .
    They might let him go but the soaps will also be gone .
    A lot of us believe that he was hired for the purpose of destroying and disposing of our soaps .
    It's been asked why do you have the right to cause ABC/disney trouble TV shows are canceled everyday .
    AMC/OLTL aren't ordinary TV shows they are a part of the family to so many .
    I will not be watching ABC once the soaps are gone .
    I will not buy anything disney nor will I watch their movies & TV shows .
    Fire Frons hire competent writers pay cast & crew the wages they deserve .
    I bet if you took Fronsies wages and put them toward the soaps the whole money problem would be solved .

  10. Frons has been pushing his fav actress. S/L's have been pretty much ruined. Jake death, Aiden's birth, Sam and Jason ugh. I want them to reunite Jason and Liz. Lets see Ethan be free to establish a more than friend of Kristina. Let Michael change his attitude making him mad and let him want to be something. Intern at ELQ. Some mob and more love in the afternoon. Let Carly and Liz become friends. ETC.