Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Eddie Cibrian Injured on PLAYBOY SET, TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters

Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters
Included in the list are "The Soaps Homosexuals," specifically, Dr. Lynn Carson (Donna Pescow), ALL MY CHILDRE; Hank Elliot (Brian Starcher), AS THE WORLD TURNS; Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel and Christina Bennet Lind), ALL MY CHILDREN; and Luke Snyder (Van Hansis), AS THE WORLD TURNS: Carson and Elliot hold the honors of being the first lesbian and gay man to appear as regular characters on a soap opera. Montgomery married her girlfriend Reese Williams in 2009, although the marriage didn’t last. Snyder helped explore what it was like to be a gay teen, but set daytime history as part of soaps’ first LGBT “supercouple” when he hooked up with boyfriend Noah (Jake Silberman).

E! Entertainment Television Co-Founder Larry Namer Joins Advisory Board of SuperBox, Inc.
Among the other companies run by Namer was Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union, including the syndication of the popular soap opera SANTA BARBARA, which ran for 10 years in the region.

City Park students ‘pawsitively’ loves J. R. Martinez
“My students realized that even if you have something bad happen to you, you can still do great things,” second grade teacher Anita Smith said. “They were amazed that he went to the high school right on top of the hill.”

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Kristin Cavallari heads for the hills
J.R. Martinez will dance again next week!

GLEE's Harry Shum on Mike's Asian Anger, "Cool" Moves and Solo Singing Debut
"I'm definitely not a singer, and apparently I haven't been singing properly (laughs). I know this because I've been going to a vocal coach on my own. I thought if this time came, I wanted to be prepared. I am, after all, on a singing show."

GLEE Casts Love Interest for Coach Beiste
The show’s producers have cast Eric Bruskotter in what’s being described as a major recurring role of Johnny, a football recruiter who comes scouting for talent at McKinley, but finds he can’t take his eyes off the team’s gruff but big-hearted coach.

THE PLAYBOY CLUB's Eddie Cibrian injured at West Side studio
Cibrian injured his right heel while running down an alley on the show’s set at Cinespace Studios, 2558 West 16th. The actor received a deep gash on his heel after it caught underneath a 200-pound steel door, the source said.

Though the NBC show was cancelled after the third episode aired Monday night, the show’s production company had plans to continue filming in Chicago until Oct. 10 with the hopes of eventually shopping the series to another network.

Hugh Hefner thinks PLAYBOY CLUB should have been on cable
"I'm sorry NBC's 'The Playboy Club' didn't find it's audience. It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience."

90210's Tristan Wilds Remakes Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You" [Audio]
The budding star will release a free 7 song EP for fans in November and Ocean's track serves as a preview.

Kellie Pickler Brings Country Charm to 90210
Pickler's role wasn't too much of a stretch – she plays Sally, the country singer cousin of newcomer Justin Deeley's character, Austin.

Aaron Tveit returns for multi-episode GOSSIP GIRL arc
"No word on why he's back... but we're guessing his political aspirations may be taking a bit of a hit this season, given his family's involvement with gossip writer Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) and Dan's (Penn Badgley) tell-all book."

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