Saturday, May 14, 2011

NEWS: Marie Wilson, Jody Latham Arrested, Not Your Abuelas Novela

EASTENDERS actor Jody Latham arrested in cannabis probe
Police officers attended a call at his house in Bacup in the early hours of Friday morning following a report of an assault.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police confirmed Latham, who plays Rob Grayson in the BBC One soap, had been arrested and later released on bail.

Marie Wilson to appear in "A Flea in Her Ear"
Paul Stroili will play the dual roles of "Victor-Emmanuel Chandel" (the faithful husband) and "Poche" (a drunken hotel porter who bears a striking resemblance to "Victor"). Wilson co-stars as Chandel's mischievous wife "Yvonne". The show will run at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, California. Dates for the extremely limited engagement are June 2 - 12, 2011.

Jencarlos Canela premieres MI CORAZON INSISTE in Miami
"This is NOT your abuelas novela! The storylines are steamy and provocative while still finding ways to be funny and heartfelt."

Why Watch The Soaps When You Can Watch Google and Facebook Instead?
"Facebook’s underhanded tactics have completely taken the spotlight away from its intended target. Whatever public outcry it expected to create against Google has been rather sidetracked by the outcry against a company that would hire a PR firm to conduct a possible smear campaign against a competitor. As I said, it’s a soap opera. Do you think they will kiss and make up next season?"

Míriam Colón to guest on HAWTHORNE on June 28 episode
Míriam Colón, who is current shooting The Southside with Gregori J. Martin, is set to guest-star on the upcoming third season of TNT’s HawthoRNe as the ailing mother of Marc Anthony’s Detective Nick Renata.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Asia’s Multi-Channel Opportunity
Fifteen years ago, the retail scene in Asia was, in most countries, dominated by traditional open food or “wet markets” and independent stores run by the nice couple down the street. These outlets provided just about everything the typical shopper needed. Fast forward to today, where increasingly affluent consumers have become more discerning about where they spend their money and have expanded the types of goods they buy. In short, “one size” shopping no longer works for many consumers, and retailers are adapting to win a bigger share of wallet.

Weeklies Score with Weddings, Bin Laden Coverage
Celebrity magazines should stick to celebrities. News magazines to news.

That’s one conclusion to be drawn from mags' royal wedding and Osama bin Laden coverage. People magazine scored with sales of as much as 2.5 million copies of its royal wedding issue, compared to an average of 1.3 million sold from newsstands in a more typical week. That puts the issue up there with some of the celeb weekly's biggest sellers of all time. Meanwhile, OK! Weekly, which did an about face from its usual fluffy celebrity coverage, had a dud on its hands with its cover featuring bin Laden news, according to industry sources with access to figures.

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