Friday, December 23, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Ethan Wayne, Ted King, Michael Easton, HELL ON WHEELS Renewed

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Former BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL star Ethan Wayne (ex-Storm)
He's president of John Wayne Enterprises, the company that manages John Wayne's image and the merchandising that goes along with it, from Wayne-inspired Western wear to small-batch Bourbon and organic beef jerky.

He also heads the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

John Wayne recovered from having lung cancer in the 1960s, but died in 1979 from stomach cancer. Before he passed, he decided to help others suffering from the disease.

The foundation funds awareness programs, support groups, cancer research, trains oncologists through the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

"In my opinion, my father's greatest legacy is helping people who are sick," Ethan Wayne said.

Wayne also hasn't left Hollywood completely. He's currently writing a screenplay.

"I am concentrating on this, though I am working," he said. "It's a human story about choices that we make when we're young and how they affect us when we get older ... the emotional consequences of turning right or left. It's set around a life that's somewhat adventurous."

Is Ted King returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL... With Michael Easton in tow?
Word is that both actors have a tentative start date set for late January. It's unclear whether King will return as an Alcazar brother, or his OLTL role. And while this would also be a return trip to Port Charles for Easton, who played vampire Caleb on the GH spinoff PORT CHARLES opposite Kelly Monaco's Livvie, one source reports that he'll likely be appearing as his Llanview Police detective alter ego.

AMC Renews HELL ON WHEELS For Season 2
The period Western soap got off to a strong start in November. It debuted with 4.4 million viewers, ranking as AMC’s second-highest-rated series premiere behind THE WALKING DEAD in total viewers as well as adults 18-49 and 25-54.

Erika Slezak wants to work
From her new holiday newsletter: "I have no intention of retiring voluntarily, so hopefully some kind soul will find a nice job for me somewhere."

Bockmail, Roundsearch, and Other Websites TV Made Up This Year
A list which includes:
FacePlace: Facebook for soap opera characters. (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)

STAGE TUBE: Indie Soap Award nominee Jackie Hoffman Visits THEATER TALK
Hoffman chats about Hugh Jackman, roofies, and more.

1 comment:

  1. I've said it before-- I'll watch any show that Erika Slezak appears on!