Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Matt Bomer to play Cheyenne Jackson's Husband, Sabato, Chris McKenna to 90210

PHOTOS: Antonio Sabato Jr. & Cheryl Moana Marie’s Sexy Photo Shoot
The former GENERAL HOSPITAL star does a shoot in the Pacific Ocean.

Matt Bomer to play Cheyenne Jackson's husband in new Prop 8 play?
According to a source: "They just finished final casting for the upcoming Broadway reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8 [a play about the fight for gay marriage].

"Joining Morgan Freeman (ANOTHER WORLD), Cheyenne Jackson (GLEE), Marisa Tomei (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Anthony Edwards, and Rob Reiner, will be: "John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford (THE WEST WING), and Matt Bomer (GUIDING LIGHT).

"Bomer and Jackson will be playing real life husbands Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, central litigants in the Prop 8 trials."

Chris McKenna joins the cast of 90210
ONE LIFE TO LIVE's former Joey Buchanan, Chris McKenna, has signed on for multiple episodes to play Patrick, a rich, powerful and very charming businessman who falls for Annie (Shenae Grimes).

GLEE Releases The First Season 3 Promo Video

Jane Lynch doesn't want to bore on Emmy night
Asked for 3 things the audience definitely won’t see on Emmy night, she said, “I probably won’t wear a track suit [like her GLEE character Sue Sylvester]. I won’t be doing an elaborate dance number. And I won’t bore you.”

Fantasy on TV: How GAME OF THRONES Succeeds Where TRUE BLOOD Fails
Both shows face the challenges of mustering very large casts in the service of complex storylines that are not always obviously related to each other, along with detailed magical mythologies and histories. But while GAME OF THRONES hewed closely to the original plotlines and pacing in George R.R. Martin's book, Alan Ball and his writing staff have diverged wildly from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire mysteries as they've moved deeper into TRUE BLOOD. Taken together, the two shows represent the perils and opportunities of adapting an existing fantasy franchise.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Halloweek Episode to air October 19
Per a Lucy Hale tweet: "New eps of PLL won't start airing until early next yr BUT we do have a special Halloween episode that will air Oct 19. Until then...reruns!"

Disney Launches Turkish Version of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Walt Disney Company confirmed it has begun production on a Turkish version of the hit show, called UMUTSUZ EV KADINLARI, together with local production house Medyapim. The series will air on Kanal D, Turkey's number one commercial network, later this year. Outside Turkey, Kanal D is a popular satellite channel with Turkish communities in Western Europe.

Crystal Chappell blogs about the new season of VENICE which goes into production September 1
"We are approaching production of VENICE Season 3. In all honesty, there was a period of time this summer, I wasn't sure it was going to happen. Changes in the company and changes in life created a bit of a stall and a lot of uncertainty. I knew the writers were creating beautiful words and relationships on the page but I wasn't sure you would see them performed. But after ironing out a few things, we have got our green light!"

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