Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: GCB's White Marriage, Kristin Responds To Newt, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS, TRIC Awards

'GCB' introduces concept of 'a white marriage'
The premiere episode of "GCB" clued viewers in that Blake is gay and Sunday night's episode revealed Blake's wife, Cricket (Miriam Shor), signed on to the marriage with the understanding that he'd be having sex with men on the side. The couple even share opposite sides of an extra-wide bed.

Kristin Chenoweth Defends GCB from Newt Gingrich Attacks: ‘Don’t Talk About My Show!’
Chenoweth was shocked by Gingrich’s comments, considering the actress is a Christian herself. “I was like, 'No, Newt, don’t talk about my show!'” Chenoweth told “I would never do anything that would make fun of my own religion! I don’t think [GCB] does that.”

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS alum Gaius Charles joins NCIS
Charles has been cast in the potentially recurring role of Jason, a charming, likable and keenly intelligent Baltimore native whom Tony (Michael Weatherly) saved from a fire years ago. Now an arson investigator and still haunted by the death of a family member years ago, Jason is driven — perhaps too far — to do his best work and try to save as many lives as he can.

Latin star Carlos Ponce joins Jill Farren Phelps' Nick at Nite soap HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS
Ponce is set to play father to Eddie Wild, a rock star who strikes up a friendship with a young high school senior and aspiring musician Loren (ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Brittany Underwood) after the girl wins a songwriting competition.

HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS follows a smart, shy and independent high school senior, Loren, who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Wild. Loren’s wildest dreams come true when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren’s potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe is revealed, Eddie and Loren’s friendship blossoms.

After Third Death, HBO Suspends Use of Horses on LUCK
The incident happened early Tuesday when the horse suffered an accident while returning to its stall. The show, currently filming its second season, had to put down two horses that were injured during the filming of Season 1.

BTC Sponsors 1st Bahamian Evening TV Soap Opera: GIPPIE'S KINGDOM
Written and directed by Dr. Ian Strachan and co-produced by Travon Patton, GIPPIE'S KINGDOM is an eight-part series which tells the story of three generations of the Gibson family. The soap opera features more than 30 actors and creatively probes social issues currently facing Bahamian society such as crime, domestic violence, Haitian-Bahamian conflict and marital affairs. Taking its audience from the “classroom to the courtroom,” GIPPIE'S KINGDOM promises to be a roller coaster ride of raw emotions.

Actor Has Fun with Controversial Character on Soap Opera
Gabriel Coronel sees his work on the soap opera RELACIONES PELIGROSAS, here he plays a young man who is pursuing a controversial romance with his female teacher, as an opportunity to connect with young people, overcome taboos and send a positive message.

Laurence Lau to do another run of "Psycho Therapy"
Performances will run April 8 through May 26 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, New York, NY).

EASTENDERS, DOWNTON ABBEY among winners at TRIC Awards
TV Soap of the Year - EASTENDERS
TV Soap Personality - Betty Driver (CORONATION STREET's Betty Williams)
HD Drama Programme of the Year - DOWNTON ABBEY

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