Saturday, July 9, 2011

NEWS: Eileen Fulton in "My Fair Lady", DYNASTY 5th Season DVD

VIDEO: Sneak Peak at Mann, Eileen Fulton in CRT's "My Fair Lady"
CRT is presenting Broadway legend Terrence Mann performing as Professor Henry Higgins leading a marvelous cast which also includes soap opera legend Eileen Fulton, who portrayed Lisa Miller Grimaldi on AS THE WORLD TURNS for 50 years, as Mrs. Higgins. Broadway star Charlotte d'Amboise, fresh from starring as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" on Broadway, will choreograph this beautiful production that will leave you wanting to dance into the night.

Health-inspired Latino soap plans sequel
Health officials say they got a resounding response from 2009's Denver-area series, titled "Encrucijada: Sin Salud No Hay Nada," or "Crossroads: Without Health, There Is Nothing."

Three surveys provided to The Associated Press this week on its impact showed that thousands of viewers called a help line to ask about issues on the show, and most said they found the show beneficial. One night, 35,000 households tuned in, according to Nielsen ratings.

Unrest across Syria casts shadow on soap operas
It appears that Syria's once-flourishing soap opera industry is losing its glory and sliding into a recession after Arab television networks and satellite channels declined to buy Syrian soaps in retaliation for Syrian actors' positions towards the country's current political crisis.

DYNASTY 5th Season Coming to DVD
This is considered by many the best year of this glitzy prime-time soap opera, which chronicles the back-stabbing social climbing of a family of wealthy oil tycoons and stars John Forsythe, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Heather Locklear, Billy Dee Williams and Diahann Carroll, among others.

Minka Kelly Cheers Boyfriend Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit
With girlfriend Minka Kelly (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) rooting from a luxury box, Derek Jeter got his 3,000th career hit Saturday with a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

The team captain, 37, became the first Yankee to reach the milestone and the 28th to do so in major league baseball.

US riveted over Casey Anthony's 'summer soap opera' murder trial
Her trial, spanning 33 days in an Orlando courtroom, has become a summer soap opera, a national obsession fed by a media circus. Dozens of TV tabloid and talk shows have made the Florida case – accompanied by lurid allegations of child abuse, incest and one contentious suicide attempt – their daily diet.

TOMS Shoes Partnering With An Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Group
Last week, TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie was a headliner at an event hosted by Focus On The Family. According to Christianity Today, Focus On The Family is "working to become a TOMS international distributor in Africa." Will canvas-footed progressives balk?

Since the departure of James Dobson, the group has modified their tone on polarizing topics, but not their positions on them: They still are anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-evolution, you name it.

Bree Williams: Need to busy shoes from another company
"I need to buy new shoes today from a company that does not support homophobic and anti-choice ideals aka not Tom's. Any ideas! #noToms"


Toms Founder Explains Focus on the Family Visit
"Had I known the full extent of Focus on the Family’s beliefs, I would not have accepted the invitation to speak at their event. It was an oversight on my part and the company’s part and one we regret. In the last 18 months we have presented at over 70 different engagements and we do our best to make sure we choose our engagements wisely, on this one we chose poorly."

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