Monday, June 6, 2011

NEWS: ABC Says Watch To Keep Show On The Air, Kassie DePaiva

ONE LIFE TO LIVE star from Union County, Ky., excited for career's 'next chapter'
"When I did get the part [of Blair] I was thrilled, but also a little bit shocked because I didn't think that I looked the part," said Kassie DePaiva, a native of Union County, Ky. The woman who held the role before her, Mia Korf, is Asian-American.

DePaiva is allowing herself "to go through the process of grieving the loss of the show," but is "also excited about the next chapter," she said.

"This has been an unbelievable experience for me, but it won't be the last thing on my resume, that's for sure," DePaiva said. "I'll continue to audition and then we'll just see where I land; I don't know."

Couric's deal with ABC puts cloud over GENERAL HOSPITAL
An ABC spokeswoman said the Couric news does not automatically mean the end of GENERAL HOSPITAL. "There are many options that could happen ... the best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it," she said.

New media changing ad industry face
Advertising agencies should learn effective ways to use social and traditional media to improve customer satisfaction and benefits, said Chaipranin Visudhipol, president of the Advertising Association of Thailand.

Harold Bishop Returns to NEIGHBOURS
Long-term character Harold Bishop returned in a full episode of Australian soap opera, NEIGHBOURS today, the start of a six-week stint. Harold has been called to the rescue of his old friend Toadie, who Harold has known since he was a school kid being fostered by Carl and Susan Kennedy.

GLEE, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, MAD MEN, ARCHER nominated for new Critics' Choice TV Awards
The awards will be presented June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel emceed by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE star Cat Deeley, nominated for best host of a reality TV show.


  1. I grew up with the soaps. At 52 I still look forward to the nightly drama that takes me away from my own and I am so angry that the soaps are being cancelled. This is an outrage. Loyal fans get what? The hard working actors get what? The boot? Really? In this economy, I can't pretend to know the politics, but it makes sense to opt for pay cuts rather than throat CUT!(s)I am so disappointed in the industry and how many more reality shows are going to be jammed down our throats. Our daily lives have enough thank you. LONG LIVE THE SOAPS !! BRING THEM BACK!!

  2. What is happening? It's the end of the soap world as we know it. I am only 34 and still, I look for the soaps on soapnet after hours just for the relief of my own daily drama. I am so sad this is happening, If there is a way to save the soaps, I hope they find it fast. Please don't cancel the soaps, it's what I have known from my childhood. We even still rent the Dark Shadows tapes from my parents time. SAVE THE SOAPS!!

  3. Why are the soaps being cancelled one by one? It's like the reality shows, Elimination. Who makes these decisions? What will the day's be filled with now that the soaps won't be there? How many talk shows can we stand? How many reality shows do they think we want to watch? NOT ME! I want the escape to the fantasy of what we all wish we had and it makes for a great relief of the dulldrums in an otherwise crazy day. Don't cancel the soaps, you're killing me.