Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Last TV Network Where Soaps Still Make Money, Stockings with Care, Emilie de Ravin

Inside The Last TV Network Where Soap Operas Still Make Money (Lots Of It)
On Univision, soap operas are a thriving, reliable ratings boon. Friday night is Univision's domain. Considered a dead zone for other channels, Friday delivers huge for the company thanks to its soaps -- it outperforms all other networks in the 18-34 demo.

LA FUERZA DEL DESTINO is led by David Zepeda (pictured right). Unlike English-speaking networks, Univision builds novelas around female leads -- so Zepeda and his success represent an industry rarity.

Kelli Giddish, Terri Conn, Austin Peck set for Stockings with Care's Celebrity Bartending Night
Celebrities will serve up drinks as guest bartenders for Stockings with Care's Celebrity Bartending Night Nov. 16 at the at Hudson Station Bar and Grill. The event helps raise funds for the non-profit organization Stockings With Care, which anonymously grants the Christmas-morning wishes of children from families in crisis.

Love’s Christmas Journey, a Hallmark movie featuring a number of daytime soap stars, premieres strong
Journey was the #1 rated ad-supported cable movie on Saturday.

Craig Finn takes inspiration from FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on solo LP
"Clear Heart Full Eyes" will be released Jan. 24.

ABC To Remake Hit Telenovela SOY TU DUENA With Eva Longoria Producing
ABC’s version will be co-produced by Televisa, the company behind the Mexican telenovela; Lionsgate TV; and ABC Studios.

Emilie de Ravin joins ONCE UPON A TIME
The actress has been cast as Belle, as in "Beauty and the Beast's" Belle,

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Star Vanessa Williams Signs Talent Holding Deal With ABC
The actress and the network are looking to extend their run together with a new series.


  1. Just who is this super-gorgeous-looking dude David Zepeda? Sigh--what pecs, what abs! Yikes!! :-):-)

  2. Doesn't it make you want to watch a telenovela? :)

  3. omfg! he's hot as hell!

  4. Yes, it's David Zepeda. I watch telenovelas all the time and he is currenty the it guy in telenovelas. He also was the lead on another telenovela -Acorralada. The telenovela was set in Miami so it has plenty of scenes of him shirtless and William Levy the other it guy is also on there.. Youtube some of the videos of him. ;)

  5. Thanks Roger & Anonymous--

    I'll definitely start watching telenovelas, especially the ones featuring David Zepeda. Imagine--I'm 55 years old & I'm reacting like a super-horny teenage boy--wow!