Monday, September 12, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Diana DeGarmo Joins Y&R, Emmy Presenters, Don Most to GLEE, Ratings

Final DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES cast photo revealed
DH returns for its final season on ABC Sept. 25 and will sunset in May.

She'll be playing Angelina, the Jersey-girl daughter of mob boss Angelo (Mike Starr). The actress-singer starts shooting the CBS soap the week of September 22 and is expected to hit the air late October.

NBC's THE PLAYBOY CLUB lands on the cover of Playboy
Laura Benanti, the Tony-winning star of NBC’s The Playboy Club (premiering next Monday, Sept. 19), has landed on the cover of the October issue of Playboy Magazine.

More Primetime Emmy presenters revealed
Rob Lowe, Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder are among the latest presenters.

CW lands SEX AND THE CITY prequel
THE CARRIE DIARIES will be brought to TV by the same team that brought us GOSSIP GIRL.

GLEE feud?: Cory Monteith is said to be clashing with Ryan Murphy
According to Page Six, Monteith has become a "de facto leader" complaining that not only is the cast overworked with recording sessions and touring, but they are not reaping the benefits of those extra activities.

SPARTACUS star Andy Whitfield dies of cancer
The 39-year-old actor succumbed to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Sunday in Australia.

GLEE casts Emma's parents
Don Most (HAPPY DAYS) and Valerie Mahaffey will play Rusty and Rose Pillsbury.

Daytime Soap Opera Ratings For The Week Of August 29–September 2, 2011
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS reached another new low in the Women 18-49 demo with 831,000 viewers. ONE LIFE TO LIVE was up in total viewers and every demo compared to the same week last year.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) to guest on THE MENTALIST
"It was his first audition in L.A. and he booked it," reports his real-life love Farah Fath (Gigi).

The CW has put the pilot episode on iTunes.

Ian Somerhalder talks about dating his VAMPIRE DIARIES co-star
Nina Dobrev, he says, "truly enjoys life. Her desire to experience and appreciate everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great."

TRUE BLOOD season 4 finale: Questions and cliffhangers
Cliffhangers and questions were everywhere in the season finale.

ABC Buys Jenna Bans/Shonda Rhimes Legal Drama Project
The untitled legal drama centers on a young, idealistic defense attorney who, after being ignominiously fired from his high-powered Minneapolis law firm, struggles to start his own firm with an eclectic group of lawyer misfits, while starting to realize that he may have been fired from his old job because he got too close to a deadly cover-up.

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