Friday, April 29, 2011

NEWS: B&B Monte Carlo Nom, Chace Crawford, GREY'S, January Jones

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL again nominated for Monte Carlo Audience Award
It's a week of awards for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. The 'Telenovelas/Soap Operas' category of the Monte Carlo Audience Awards includes B&B from the USA, EL CLON, from the USA, Brazil and Colombia. The third nominee, ASI, comes from Turkey.

Y&R's Jeanne Cooper to appear at "all things she"
Finances, fitness, fashion and more presentations of "all things she" will be on tap this weekend at the inaugural Fashion & Passion lifestyle event expected to draw as many as 20,000 women from throughout San Antonio and South and Central Texas.

Chace Crawford strikes a deal in marijuana possession case
The GOSSIP GIRL star has to avoid trouble for the next year to get his Texas drug case erased.

GREY'S ANATOMY Season Ends With...
"Last year, we had a gunman in the hospital, and there was a shootout," reminds series creator Shonda Rhimes. "This year, there’s an emotional shootout when the season is done, and Meredith, Alex and Cristina are not left unwounded."

CW names former ABC big shot Pedowitz president
Mark Pedowitz, who spent five years as president of ABC Studios before becoming an independent producer, is joining the CW -- a joint venture between Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. and CBS Corp. -- just weeks before it announces a new fall schedule to advertisers. Dawn Ostroff, who has served as president of entertainment for the broadcast network since it launched in 2006, is resigning next month to relocate from Los Angeles to New York.

MAD MEN's January Jones Is Pregnant
"January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall," her rep tells PEOPLE.

Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears writes music for 'Tales of the City' musical
The show has been adapted for the musical stages and will have its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco June 1 with preview performances beginning May 18.

Twitter Debuts New Text Based Ads
You might notice a slight change in Twitter: Sponsored text ads now appear underneath the “trends” column on the Twitter home page. The format includes a URL linking to the sponsor’s site and a related Twitter hashtag to “follow the conversation.” That spot had previously been used to promote Twitter-related services or apps, but now links to third parties like the NFL.

Web Traffic Spikes for Royal Wedding
With the number of TV viewers for the Royal Wedding expected to hit record levels, a few early numbers are also showing that the event boosted live video streams to record levels for some providers, though North America numbers were hurt by the fact that the wedding occurred during early morning hours that normally see light traffic.

Akamai, which handled the transmission of live streams from the Royal Wedding for Fox News, CBS and about two dozen outlets from around the world over its network, reported peak traffic of about 2.9 million live streams over its network during the event.

Michele Bachmann: My Kids are Crazy About GLEE
New York magazine reports that Bachmann spent some time at the recent TIME 100 party stalking the cast of GLEE to get photos.

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