Thursday, October 27, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Diana DeGarmo Channels Inner Snooki, Halloween Songs on Y&R, Judith Light Never Wanted To Do a Soap

Diana DeGarmo talks about channeling her inner Snooki on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
“I would equate this to guerrilla theater. It’s very fast. You do your presentation and you’re done. It keeps me on my toes. I have to give my best performance at that very moment.”

Truckee songwriter will have two Halloween songs featured on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
“Monster Halloween Party” and “Monster Halloween Rap” will be featured on the Halloween episosde.

Judith Light: I said that I would never do a soap opera
"At the beginning of my career I said that I would never do a soap opera, that I would never do a sitcom, and I would never marry an actor."

"After discovering that those were the things that actually gave me this wonderful life I now have, I realized that I probably shouldn’t be trying to 'choreograph' my choices but just leave it all up to the Universe. If I were making specific requests for roles, I don’t know that I would have the wisdom to want Vivian Bearing, or Marie Lombardi, or Silda Grauman."

GLEE will try to keep graduating seniors around next season
Ryan Murphy: "I think that just because people graduate, which I thought was very important to the show, that doesn't mean they're not on 'Glee' or not a part of the GLEE world."

Adele approves GLEE mashup of her songs
The cast today filmed the 300th musical number on Wednesday.

Harry Shum Jr.: The Man with No Bones
"I'd rather dance in a corner than dance in a circle."

GLEE bringing back Jonathan Groff
Jesse St. James will return this season with Vocal Adrenaline.

Marketing Conservation: BIRIBIREBA Generates Buzz in Ghana
BIRIBIREBA is a new radio drama to promote conservation that began airing this month in Coastal Ghana. The drama is part of a three-pronged program -- radio serial drama, interactive talk show and community mobilization campaign -- to promote coastal resource management in the region.

Prospect Park ALL MY CHILDREN Update: Still up in the air, Jacob Young short-term with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
It was news to Darnell Williams that PP-secured co-star Lindsay Hartley (Cara) had revealed on Twitter that he had signed on ("I didn't know I was announced") and cautioned that the "new" AMC "is still way up in the air." Mathison, who has also made a deal with PP, stated, "It's only a question of when, not a matter of if," while acknowledging that there are "things to get over to make it a reality." All six actors expressed hope that the show would indeed go on. "I don't know if I'll be on the show, but I'm excited to see it!" joked Willey. As for Young, he let it slip to fans that his deal with B&B is short-term, and seemed open to the possibility of reprising the role of JR down the line. "Let's see what these Prospect Park guys can bring to the table," he said.

China Soap Opera Ban: Bad Idea
China’s Ministry of Propaganda, officially known as the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television SARFT), announced that beginning on January 1, 2012, the Chinese government will forbid the so-called over-production of Chinese soap operas, family shows, comedies, reality shows, game shows and all other forms of entertainment TV shows.

Instead, all Chinese TV stations will be required to promote “socialism” and broadcast documentaries that praise the idea of Red China that includes “Red Tourism,” along with films and documentaries about the Chinese Communist Revolution.

Ad Rates Could Rise as China Culls TV Shows
China's new limits on broadcast media may force companies to pay higher prices for advertising time on the popular television shows that remain, media experts say, as the central government tightens its control of the nation's cultural landscape.

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