Thursday, September 22, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Doug Hutchison Reality Show, TV Ads In Demand, Farewells to AMC

As expected, Doug Hutchison's marriage to a teen bride has landed him a reality series
Courtney Stodden and her 51-year-old husband Doug Hutchison are coming to the small screen.

The 17-year-old bride and the former GUIDING LIGHT actor will be working with Merv Griffin Entertainment and Roy Bank on an upcoming reality project that has yet to find a network.

According to one study, TV's Still the Best Way for Marketers to Burn Ads into Your Brain
According to a Wall Street Journal story, the continued growth of spending on TV advertising follows the simple rules of supply and demand. With the supply of commercial time on TV dwindling, demand is on the rise and prices are following; the opposite is true for internet ads.

Jonah Hill vs. Matthew Morrison
Hill called out the GLEE star on Jimmy Fallon's show last night for mocking him.

Minka Kelly: At 19, I turned down free plastic surgery and a Playboy opportunity
Kelly tells Leterman about a former Playboy Playmate, who made her an offer to work for a plastic surgeon in exchange for free surgery. "All I needed was lipo, fake breasts, a few veneers and all kinds of stuff," she said.

CORONATION STREET star Andrew Lancel: 'Frank's a monster!'
"There is going to be a lot of controversy with Frank. For me, and I’m sure for Alison, they were incredibly hard to play because they were delving into real darkness. I was having to pull out this monster that I’ve always known was there. And more than ever, they’re the scenes where you really see Frank."

Soap star Walt Willey shows comic side
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 3333 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets: $17/$19. Information: (941) 925-3869 or

Future uncertain as ALL MY CHILDREN signs off
Reality television, which occupies much the same pop-culture head space, feels gross and unboundaried by comparison. Some of us would rather be kidnapped, held captive by an evil prince, escape him and seduce our ex-husbands away from the twin sister who poisoned us on the soaps, than be Snooki from JERSEY SHORE in real life.

Soap opera's end signals small death for longtime fan
"There was a time when I wouldn't admit to being a soap fan. I still sometimes hear the defensive tone in my voice, as if daytime serials are something to be ashamed of. We created the stereotype of the soap watcher - a bored, dull housewife who ignores the cleaning and neglects her children. That has never been me or any of my friends."

Over the Fence: I’m crying over the loss of ‘AMC’
"I will be saving these episodes on my DVR. It is all I have left of the show, that has been such a big part of my life for 41 years. I have purchased special publications on AMC to keep in my library. I have a long history with this show. I will miss it. And, even if it does go on with Internet episodes, I am still done. It will never be the same."

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