Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Carlos Bernard Joins DALLAS, GLEE, J.R. Martinez, Bobbie Eakes, Amherst Soap

24’s Carlos Bernard Joins the New DALLAS in a Recurring Role
Bernard will play a suave Venezuelan businessman trying to hammer out a deal with J.R. He debuts early in the season.

Ryan Murphy discusses the GLEE "First Time" episode
“We were talking about it [in the writers’ room] like, ‘Why shouldn’t [Kurt and Blaine] lose their virginity at the same time?’” Murphy said. “Everybody has seen a straight couple losing their virginity, but has anyone dovetailed the gay and straight stories together and given them equal weight? That seemed like an exciting choice and a new thing.” According to Murphy, the four actors’ only worry was that they look good in the love scenes: “The first thing they all said was ‘Do we have to go on diets?’”

Web soap pokes fun at politically correct Amherst
SILENT H, DEADLY H is produced by Side of Toast and is billed as a comic soap opera that pokes gentle fun at Amherst – the community known for the motto “Amherst Where only the H is silent.”

J.R. Martinez continues on DANCING WITH THE STARS
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus were eliminated on Tuesday night.

J.R. Martinez to be guest at Lady in Red Gala
The event is a fundraiser for the American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial.

Kelly Ripa Signs New 5-Year Deal For LIVE!
Ripa has signed a new five-year deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television that will start in fall 2012, when the talk show host’s current pact expires.

Bobbie Eakes to perform at "Sparkle" concert
"Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert," benefiting the Desert AIDS Project, will be held Dec. 7 at the Annenberg Theater inside the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Google+ vs. Facebook: More Passive Aggression & Creepiness in Tech Soap Opera
Google’s Bradley Horowitz responded to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent verbal jab that Google is just “building their own little Facebook” in a interview. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg stopped by the Charlie Rose show to make a few insinuations of his own about just how underhanded and sneaky his rivals are. Grab the popcorn, folks, and set your BS detectors to full bore.

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