Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEWS: Julianne Moore as Palin, Sheridan Lawsuit, Barret Helms

PREVIEW: Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin for HBO's Game Change
Donning the trademark eyeglasses and up 'do, Julianne Moore is proving she’s more than all right as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Costarring Ed Harris as John McCain, the film follows the Arizona U.S. Senator's 2008 presidential campaign from his selection of Palin as a running mate to their defeat in the general election. Woody Harrelson portrays Steve Schmidt, McCain's senior advisor. LOST's Melissa Farman has also been cast as Bristol Palin.

Ex-DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES exec producer backs Nicollette Sheridan in her lawsuit
Emmy-winning producer Lori Kirkland Baker says Sheridan's versions of events in her sexual discrimination lawsuit against Marc Cherry are true.

Barret Helms joins the ONE LIFE TO LIVE cast
Helms has been hired in the contract role of Baz. In the casting breakdown, the character was named Robbie, a sexy and confident college student who interns at a well-known newspaper. Which Llanview residents Baz will cross paths with remains to be seen.

DirecTV may begin offering a Netflix-like service
For a flat fee, you can watch online streaming shows.

CW renews four primetime soaps
SUPERNATURAL, 90210, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GOSSIP GIRL all got renewed for another season.

GOSSIP GIRL's Blake Lively becomes a redhead
"I've had it for about six weeks now," says the formerly blonde star, who unveiled her new hair color at the Time 100 Most Influential People Gala.

Starz teases new TORCHWOOD
Check out a preview of "Miracle Day."

Demi Moore to make TV shows for Lifetime
Moore will create two scripted shows, plus an interview program called THE CONVERSATION.

Comcast Deal Gives It On-Demand Rights To All Four Broadcast Nets
Comcast has been busy in its quest to ramp up its on-demand platform and compete with the likes of Netflix and DirecTV. The latest move came today, when the cable giant announced it has reached a deal with ABC and Fox to add the networks' content to its Xfinity TV On Demand service. The agreement, which takes effect Thursday, makes Comcast the only pay TV provider to offer current shows from all four major broadcasters. Series will be available a day after their live broadcast and will be fast-forward disabled.

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