Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Showbiz411 Blasts Brian Frons! Would You Watch An AMC Web Show? 'Hitler' Soap Changes Name

Showbiz411 wonders if GENERAL HOSPITAL will kill off Robin Scorpio, blasts Brian Frons for destroying the ABC soaps
"Congratulations to Brian Frons, the ABC exec who over saw the dismantling. He masterfully figured out ways to drive fans from the shows in order to lower their ratings, and kill them. The good news is, whoever’s left watching ABC daytime will know how to cook a chicken and how to execute a wine reduction. This is valuable information."

Jason Thompson "Sad" To See Kimberly McCullough Leave GENERAL HOSPITAL
"We've had five, six years with a great couple. Kimberly and I have had a blast," Thompson tells Soaps In Depth. "Is it going to be sad? Absolutely. No doubt about it. I'm going to be sadder than anybody."

Would You Watch An ALL MY CHILDREN Web Show? Prospect Park Is Betting On It
"Soap actors can create blogs, use social media, or create videos, which they didn't do on mainstream TV," says Susan Miller, executive producer of the award-winning web series ANYONE BUT ME. The sense of intimacy will have fans asking, "Susan Lucci who?"

Why Is ANACOSTIA: The Web Series So Brilliant? It’s Only Sort of a Race Thing.
"The show’s grounding in soap-operatic traditions means its drama with a capital D is fun and intriguing, not melodramatic."

SyFy Orders BOOSTER GOLD Pilot
Eric Martsolf played the character on the final season of SMALLVILLE.

Chandler Massey has a new movie out in January
Directed by Adam Lipsius 16-Love will begin its U.S. theatrical release premiering in San Diego, Denver, and Washington D.C. and more than 10 additional markets. The film is also scheduled to be distributed internationally.

India's Zee TV to Change Name of Soap Opera 'Hitler Didi' After Anti-Defamation League Criticism
“Let’s preserve the name Hitler as a villain of incomparable evil and not trivialize his legacy or the Holocaust with a serial TV title,” ADL wrote in a letter that it said it sent to Punit Goenka, managing director and CEO, as well as Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment.

"We deeply regret any distress that this name may have caused and it is our intention to change the name immediately," Zee TV, a division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement. "It was never our design to cause any grief and for that we deeply apologize."

Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone welcome baby boy
"Lindsay and I are so excited to welcome our sweet little baby boy into the world," Stone Tweeted. "It feels so great to be a dad!!!!"


  1. So true about Frons.

  2. Just noting that Friedman's op/ed on Frons is actually at Showbiz411 (not Fox411). Recall, he was fired from Fox a couple years ago.