Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEWS: Soap Fans Rally, Black Thursday, Max Adler, Mommy Bus

Soap opera fans protest at ABC's offices over cancellation of ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Daytime television buffs rallied in Midtown Tuesday to let ABC know that without their soaps, they'll have no lives to live.

A distraught group of 30 soap opera fans gathered outside ABC studios to protest the imminent cancellation of iconic soaps ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

"These Soap Operas are our lives," said Danielle Pope, 25, a child care provider from Brooklyn. "I grew up watching these soaps. These characters are like family. When they marry we celebrate. When they die, we mourn."

Jim Romanovich: Black Thursday Hits ABC Daytime
"If they tanked ONE LIFE which is doing well and kept AMC which is not doing quite so well, then that comes across as personal to the fans in the network’s thinking. The funny thing is that NOTHING is personal to the networks. It’s a strategy in programming I understand, but I’m not so sure about the actual replacement programs themselves."

EASTENDERS: Wedding Bells & Wedding Hell
"If nothing monumentally bad happens at the wedding of a Walford-based couple, it's highly unlikely to be shown onscreen. When it comes to happy days, it’s not considered interesting unless something explodes, someone drops dead or a long-standing relationship is terminated."

Mommy Bus Featured at 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada
Mommy Bus, located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, has been chosen as the first ever pet carrier to be featured at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. This stylish pet carrier for dogs, cats, and small pets has small pockets that eliminate the need to carry a purse.

“The best of daytime will be joined by the best of Las Vegas as some of the greatest entertainers in the world will join us for a celebration of all that is great about daytime television,” said Jack Sussman of CBS Entertainment. The event will be held at The Las Vegas Hilton. There will be 150 nominees, presenters and performers of this CBS Live Broadcast in an intimate setting while they receive a Mommy Bus.

“This whole event is so special to me for several reasons. I was in show business growing up. I actually played the daughter of the main character on a CBS soap opera when I was nine years old called THE SECRET STORM,” said Diane Dellefave, creator and President of Mommy Bus. “The Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is the perfect time to showcase Mommy Bus, because celebrities and their pets don’t show up to the red carpet in a run down, beat-up family car, they show up riding in some serious style.”

Max Adler: GLEE has the ability to change how people think
"I’ve heard from a lot of fans how important this character is for them because it’s important to watch the internal struggle, the confusion and the torture one person can put themselves through being closeted. I know a lot of fans have been waiting on pins and needles to see Karofsky become ok with who he is, accept himself, and come out because I think it would be a beacon of hope for everyone else who’s struggling. If Karofsky can do it, so can you. I hope that doesn’t sound glib but people do get hope from GLEE."

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Adds William Forsythe as Gangster for Season 2
The actor who played Al Capone will join the critically-acclaimed crime drama in a recurring role as a gangster from Philadelphia.

Bethany Joy Galeotti Signs On for Season 9 of ONE TREE HILL; Lafferty Back Part-Time?
The fact that Galeotti has reupped her contract for another season bodes well for the long-running drama's future.

Zulqarnain Haider inspired by Soap Operas
Runaway wicketkeeper, Zulqarnain Haider said that a TV channel (Star Plus) helped him during his asylum time in Britain.

He returned to Pakistan on April 25, 2011, after spending more than 4 months in Britain in temporary exile. Haider fled to Britain on November 8, 2010 after receiving death threats from bookies for not fixing the fourth One Day International (ODI) against South Africa in Abu Dhabi.

Indian soap opera crew films a week's shows in Switzerland
Swiss tourism officials have lured the cast of a popular Indian television series to Lake Geneva, Ticino and Lucerne for a week of intensive shooting.

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