Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEWS: EASTENDERS' Ben Mitchell Comes Out, REVENGE, John Aniston Meets Justin Theroux

Ben Mitchell's gay storyline on EASTENDERS shocks dad Phil
Ben Mitchell, played by Joshua Pascoe, will come out and shock his hardnut family months after kissing pal Duncan. Dad Phil, played by Steve McFadden, will be distraught at the news later this year. Ben will be Albert Square's third gay character after Syed Masood (Marc Elliot) and Christian Clarke (John Partridge).

Ironically, his romance will develop after Phil encourages him to toughen up by going boxing with Duncan. But the lads end up being more than just sparring partners when they share a kiss (filmed yesterday). When shopkeeper Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) sees them, Ben is worried his secret will come out.

New Hamptons TV Show Won't Actually Be Filmed in the Hamptons
"She has a fortune. She has a motive. She has a Plan." No, not Cheryl Mercuris. This is in one of the trailers for REVENGE, a new nighttime soap opera on ABC that is loosely based on "The Count of Monte Cristo" that is supposed to take place on the East End. ABC has confirmed that filming will take place in Los Angeles with only a few cheap exterior shots filmed in the Hamptons.

B&B's Jack Wagner is WHEEL OF FORTUNE's second biggest winner of all-time
Wagner and his partner Christine Denos of San Jose, Calif., who won $142,550 in cash and prizes during "Soap Stars Week" in 2006. Like all celebrity contestants on the show, Wagner’s winnings went to charity: He donated his share to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Kenya launches a dramatic means of educating the population on social issues
Despite its recent economic surge and growth in tourism, it is a nation that still continues to be plagued with poverty, disease, and low life expectancy. Nearly 80 percent of the population live in rural areas, which through the years has made education on health, skills, and social affairs extremely difficult. That is, until TV executives decided to weave these issues into the unlikeliest of places - a soap opera.

Kenya: New Soap Hits Kiss TV Tonight
KAY TAGAL KANG HININTAY (The Long Wait) is a Filipino soap opera that follows the dramatic lives of twin sisters Lorrea and Lorrinda Guinto. In the series, Lorrea accidentally takes the place of her twin sister in the world of the drug lords. However, things heat up when the sisters fall for the same man Boris. Lorea takes on the alter ego of Red Butterfly, the mistress of a powerful and influential drug baron Henri Argos in the search of her son Andrei who is now called Yuri by his adopted parents.

DAYS star John Aniston meets daughter Jennifer's new boyfriend, Justin Theroux
"John looked very protective of Jen, and when Justin went to the restroom, he put his hand on top of hers," reveals the eyewitness. "It was sweet."

'Suite' cast party will assist Friendship House
A cast party with actors from the WilleyWorld production of "Plaza Suite" will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at JJ's Sports Pub and Grill, 104 W. Main St., Ottawa. Cast members to be in attendance will include Walt Willey and Taylor Miller of ALL MY CHILDREN and Kale Browne of ANOTHER WORLD.

1 comment:

  1. For goodness sake, Eastenders! Are there no gay women in Walford or London?!!!

    Corrie all the way!!