Thursday, November 3, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Agnes Nixon, Judith Light, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hal Holbrook, Kalup Linzy

Agnes Nixon will appear on ONE LIFE TO LIVE in January
Nixon will make an appearance on OLTL playing Agnes Dixon, creator of the show's soap within a soap, FRATERNITY ROW. Nixon will shoot her scenes November 17 and hit the air the week of January 9. Nixon last appeared on the show in 2008.

Judith Light is NOT Returning For ONE LIFE TO LIVE Finale
According to Daytime Confidential, Light turned down an offer to reprise the role of housewife-turned-hooker Karen Wolek.

GOSSIP GIRL: Michelle Trachtenberg Returning For [SPOILER]
“Her first episode back is our 100th episode,” exec producer Josh Safran reveals of the show’s milestone outing, which is set to air in early 2012. “Her arc is unlike anything that she has done before on the show. Of course, she still is Georgina and all that implies, it’s just taking that in a new direction.”

Hal Holbrook brings his Mark Twain to San Antonio
Holbrook had gotten a job on the soap opera THE BRIGHTER DAY and had planned to leave Twain behind. Instead, a friend who sang at a club suggested that he do his Twain act there.

Kalup Linzy has turned a lifelong obsession with soap operas into a career as a well-regarded artist
"In high school, I ran track and watched the GUIDING LIGHT [once home]," he says. "The days I made an error on the VCR and it didn't record, I was so pissed off, because you were never going to see it again."

Langford on Soaps: John Partridge Exits EASTENDERS
Things are about to get very messy on EASTENDERS next week when gay Christian Clarke played by out gay actor John Partridge is accused of molesting teenager Ben Mitchell, played by Joshua Pascoe. And viewers will be shocked when as a result of the allegation, Christian will leave town.

Charisma Carpenter Joins ABC Family's THE LYING GAME
Carpenter is set to play Annie Sewell, the oft-mentioned estranged aunt of Sutton's friend Char. Annie's presence in town will turn the pressure up on Alec and Ted that much more, as there's a reason she's been gone for so long and it may have something to do with how much she knows about what happened with Annie Hobbes.

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