Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Michael Damian & Lauralee Bell to Y&R, Whoopi Goldberg & Lindsay Lohan to GLEE

Lauralee Bell and Michael Damian Reunite on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Lauralee Bell and Michael Damian will finally re-team on the CBS soap for a major story development in May. Bell will hit the air May 17. Damian shows up the following day.

Ewa Da Cruz movie coming to DVD in April
In Dogs Lie, 8 patients and 2 clinicians (Frank Boyd, Samrat Chakrabarti) are thrown togther at a luxury New York sleep clinic for a night of observation and monitoring. As the night progresses dark secrets are revealed. The beatiful Lucia (Ewa Da Cruz) finds herself the center of attention as her life seemingly spins out of control. Romance, blackmail and murder ensue. Nothing is quite as it seems.

'Dark Shadows' reinterprets a favorite show from its director's and star's youths
"It's so nice to come to work here — not everything is green," director Tim Burton said last summer as he roamed the gothic, crushed-velvet trappings of the mansion that is home to Johnny Depp's aristocratic bloodsucker, Barnabas Collins. "It's a soap opera — or started as one — and that really means working with the actors. And the sets help everyone. And it's just more fun."

UK's Sky Atlantic to air MAD MEN premiere with vintage 1960s ad breaks
MAD MEN's attention to period detail will extend beyond the show itself when the long-awaited fifth season makes its UK debut tonight: Sky Atlantic will not air any current advertisements during the two-hour season premiere, replacing them entirely with classic promos from the 1960s.

SMASH Producers Weigh In on Season 1 Backlash and the Plan to 'Correct' Any Mistakes
Executive producer Neil Meron said, “It’s common for all first-season shows to go through a shakedown, and for a show to kind of find its footing. And I think what’s happened [with SMASH].”

The ray of light, he offers, is that “as the episodes continue, you’ll see certain things slip away, and focuses and emphasis shifted.”

Whoopi Goldberg joins cast of GLEE
Goldberg will play Carmen Tibideaux, a theatrical grande dame and a professor at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) who travels to Ohio to preside over Kurt and Rachel’s auditions — and apparently she sticks around long enough to deliver a verdict: I’m told she’ll appear in roughly three episodes, the first of which is set to air on May 1.

Lindsay Lohan will appear as herself on GLEE
Loham will serve as a celebrity judge at Nationals.

Nobody Wants to Talk to Their TV
Apple's big TV plans maybe might include Siri integration, but a recent survey suggests that bot-controlled television is not something people would want or use.

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