Tuesday, October 25, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Melody Thomas Scott Talks Nikki Return, Freddie Smith Previews DAYS, Mitch Laurence Back?

Old Navy, Telemundo launch fashionable Internet soap opera
Fashion and drama. That’s what Old Navy and the Spanish-language television network, Telemundo, have created with its first digital Spanish-language soap opera. ESTILOS ROBADOS (translation “Stolen Styles”) isn’t your traditional telenovela. Each week viewers get to choose the fate of the lead character by selecting which Old Navy outfit she will wear on the episode. That’s right, the outfit you pick will ultimately determine the show’s ending.

J.R. Martinez: Still DANCING WITH THE STARS' Man to Beat
“J.R., you just keep on keeping on,” Len Goodman said with a rare smile. “You are truly relentless! Tonight, you have really come up a notch."

Danielle Parker dresses up for Pioneer Day wearing something extra special
Danielle's pioneer outfit included something extra special. That straw hat is a Bobbie Eakes' hat. Danielle and Eakes, at one time, had been on the same soap together - ALL MY CHILDREN.

VIDEO: DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Freddie Smith previews upcoming storyline
The actor shared what he could about Will and Sonny's upcoming storylines. He also shared what it means to him as an actor to land memorable gay roles back to back. (Smith appeared last season in five episodes of 90210 as a love interest for Trevor Donovan’s Teddy.)

"There's a lot more characters coming into Salem so it's going to be interesting to see who Sonny ends up with."

Is a Sonny-Will coupling going to happen? "I don't think so."

Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott previews Nikki's return
"It's going to be very interesting. I think people think they know what's going to happen...but they are wrong. We want to keep people on their toes!"

Dr. Jennifer Ashton Leaves CBS News for ABC Daytime
ABC continues to retool THE REVOLUTION (as it did with THE CHEW) before it even airs.

Roscoe Born returning to ONE LIFE TO LIVE?
Mitch Laurence may make one final appearance on the show before it leaves ABC.

Linsday Lohan To Pose Nude For Playboy, Earning A Cool $1 Million
There have been talks for months about the deal, but Lindsay refused the initial $750,000 offer because she wanted a million dollars for the spread. Hefner and Co. recently went back to Lindsay with an offer less than her asking price, but close enough for her to sign on the dotted line.

Tristan Rogers working on a new web series
"In THROUGH THE WIRE I want to split the envelope. When your subject matter is Big Oil, drugs, prostitution, and illegal aliens. You gotta show. The important thing here is a major balance between story and character. This is not 'your mothers soap'. In fact it isn't a soap at all."

AMERICAN HORROR STORY is now FX's highest-rated series premiere ever
DVR viewership pushed the pilot past THE SHIELD.

Shonda Rhimes: My actresses can wear whatever they want while having TV sex
"If someone wants to do a love scene in a turtleneck and parka, that is fine with me," says the GREY'S ANATOMY and PRIVATE PRACTICE honcho.

The show is a docu-soap about four beautiful and successful best friends who help each other navigate the tumultuous waters of love, celebrity life, and the entertainment industry.

NBC is having a disappointing fall season
Ratings are down 16% in the key 18-49 demo from last year.

Lifetime Orders Drama Pilot; Melanie Griffith To Star And Produce With Antonio Banderas
The show centers on a mother of two children who has conversations with her inner voice while dealing with one of her kids leaving home for college and the other remaining at home.

HUNTER's Stepfanie Kramer coming to THE SECRET CIRCLE
Kramer will play Gale Harold's mom.

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