Friday, July 22, 2011

NEWS: Corrie Game On Sale, Charles Shaughnessy's NANNY Reunion, Comic Con Previews

CORONATION STREET: The Mystery of The Missing Hotpot Recipe Now Available
Avanquest Software Publishing brings the drama of the street to the PC today, as "CORONATION STREET: The Mystery of The Missing Hotpot Recipe" is now available to purchase. The first game based upon the world's current longest running TV soap opera challenges players to solve the mystery of Betty’s missing hotpot recipe.

Fran Drescher spills details of THE NANNY mini reunion with THE BAY's Charles Shaughnessy on HAPPILY DIVORCED
"I wouldn't dream of having done the show without [Shaughnessy]. First of all, I love that man; he's so great. [Plus] he's good for ratings!" Drescher smiled.

Ex-Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Having Baby With NBA Star; Has To Leave Soap
Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera confirmed via a communique that she is pregnant by Puerto Rican basketball player JJ Barea of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Zuleyka, who had begun taping segments of the soap opera CORAZON APASIONADO. has been forced to put her professional career on hold while she completes her pregnancy.

"I'm sorry to have had to leave this soap opera, since it was another opportunity for my growth as an actress and reaching my professional goals," she said.

M-Net's TINSEL celebrates in style
It was all glamour at the 500th episode party of Tinsel, a soap opera on DSTV sponsored by M-Net Africa at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos. The cast and crew of the soap opera came in beautiful attires, savoring the popularity they have got through the soap.

MTV's AWKWARD has a strong debut
The teen comedy, which focuses on the teenage life of one Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), who wants nothing more than to fit in at her high school, attracted 1.7 million viewers.

PSYCH Psych First Look: The Season 6 Scene Everyone Will Be Talking About

Video Consumption: Longer & More Popular
Last week the numbers for online video consumption in the U.S. came out from comScore (basically, the internet-video version of Nielsen, but site-specific).

Two key takeaways:
- 6.3 BILLION viewing sessions. Everybody is watching internet video, and watching more and more of it.
- The average video duration is 5.4 minutes. It’s been climbing steadily from December 2007.

At Comic-Con, Some Shows Draw Double Takes
Comic-Con International, founded in 1970 as a gathering for comic book geeks, long ago grew into a multi-tentacled beast. Now the genres it showcases include animation, manga, horror, fantasy and science fiction.

GAME OF THRONES @ Comic-Con: Some Season 2 Scoop, Zero Beheadings
Some of the reveals: The casting of fan favorite Jason Momoa actually came from fans. If the show is lucky enough to get to a third season, it will not correspond with the books at that point.

Showtime releases full DEXTER Season 6 trailer

Daytime Soap Ratings Report for the Week of July 11-15, 2011
Y&R, GH and DAYS were up for the week. OLTL and DAYS are up year over year.

Details on Prospect Park Deal: Has ALL MY CHILDREN's Online Debut Been Moved to January? Is GENERAL HOSPITAL Already Part of Licensing Deal?!
DC's Jamey Giddens reports: "From what I've gathered, what's 'going on' is there is unfortunately no way Prospect Park can make good on previously reported plans to start airing ALL MY CHILDREN online just three days following the ABC finale. In fact, the online version of the long-running sudser likely won't premiere until January 2012."

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