Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NEWS: DAYS Big Event, Patrick Muldoon Emotional, Why NBC Dumped Webisodes Unit

DAYS writer Marlene McPherson tweets about "big event"
"WOW!!! The big event is taping now! Old friends and new are all here! Get ready for big emotion, romance and fun! It's a brand new DOOL!"

Patrick Muldoon tweets excitement over returning to DAYS OF OUR LVIES set
"So great to see Ali-Christie. Kristian Alfonso just said "welcome home" I think I'm getting emotional."

Why NBC dumped its webisodes unit
NBC Universal had seemed to be on its way to cracking the code for online branded entertainment, but with its closure of NBC Universal Digital Studio, what's next for network-backed Web series?

Some in the creative community had decided that NBC Universal's Digital Studio relied too much on getting marketers to fund series ahead of time. "It really shows how the advertiser is in control of these enhanced digital content experiences," said one executive who worked with NBC Universal Digital Studio. "To come out with a slate all advertiser-contingent, that's very tough for any kind of content maker. The networks don't work that way on their TV business. It just shows how difficult it is to actually get projects in there and make it through the times. The networks doing this have to get really good at making this content with advertisers."

The Divas of Daytime are playing the Triad on August 14
The Divas are Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, AMC), Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL), and Kathy Brier (ex-Marcie, OLTL). The show will be held on Sunday August 14 at 7:00 pm at the famous Triad located at 158 W. 72nd Street, New York.

Taiwan orangutan imports skyrocket after soap appearance
There is an education effort under way to persuade families in Asia not to accept them as pets. Up to 2,000 infant orangutans were imported into Taiwan, where they became fashionable after a 1980s TV soap opera featured one as a pet.

Actress-Turned-Author Mara Purl Launches Kindle Single "When Hummers Dream" as Short Story
DAYS OF OUR LIVES actress-turned author Mara Purl is rapidly becoming one of the most successful women’s fiction authors in the U.S. Her book, What the Heart Knows, hits the market in September---as both hardcover and e-book. But, still some may not be familiar with her writing.

Christian Le Blanc in the Mockumentary "The Essence of Depp"
Christian Le Blanc plays Tussin addicted Bob Jr. - the founder of The ASSimilar School.

MODERN FAMILY's Jesse Tyler Ferguson upsets fans with soap tweets
It started with: "Controversial thought: As I am waiting for my car to be serviced I am catching a soap opera & wondering why we are just NOW canceling them."

And eventually led to him tweeting: "Sorry that I pissed of so many soap fans! No offense to many of the great actors on them... Soaps are obviously just not 'ma thang'."


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