Friday, March 30, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Woman Skips Facial Injections Bill Using Fake Kelly Capwell Name, Kassie DePaiva on OLTL/GH, How HBO Makes Money

Woman Skipped Out on Paying for Facial Injections, Gave Fake Soap Opera Name, Police Say
Police in Culpeper, Va., are appealing to the public to help them find the woman they say received about $1,600 in cosmetic facial injections at a local spa, then skipped out on paying the bill.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 50s, gave the fictitious name “Kelly Capwell” when she arrived at the Med Spa in Culpeper on March 9.

Kassie DePaiva: My character was not invited to stay there, which I'm sure was based on story
"We're not talking about Llanview anymore; we're talking about Port Charles. If there's not a place for Blair at GH, then there's not a place for Blair at GH. I, personally, have no say in it whatsoever."

Christian Monzon joins GENERAL HOSPITAL
Monzon will debut in the role of Eddie Cabrera the week of April 16.

How does HBO make money on expensive shows only 3 million people watch?
The premium networks are in the business of selling subscriptions. A Showtime spokeswoman told Slate that the channel’s goal is to satisfy subscribers and to entice nonsubscribers to sign up. They keep their customers happy by allowing them to watch original TV series, exclusive movies, and sports programming whenever they want to—it doesn’t make a lick of difference to HBO if subscribers watch GAME OF THRONES the first time it airs or six days later. That’s why they repeat their flagship Sunday night shows so frequently and make them available to subscribers on-demand, online, or through services like HBO Go and Showtime Anytime.

Turkey: Conquering Middle East with new soap opera
FATMAGUL'UN SUCU NE? (What's Fatmagul got to do with it?) is confirming a trend seen as a neo-Ottoman cultural widening that is being met with some resistance.

THE KILLING: AMC Explains Why They Spoiled When Rosie Larsen's Killer Will Be Revealed
"When the series was launching, we made a very conscious decision not to tell people when the mystery was going to resolve because that just seemed counterintuitive," Joel Stillerman, AMC's executive vice president original programming, production and digital content tells "I think if people had known, I'm not sure how they would have responded to the series in the first place. We underestimated the hunger for closure on that show, and the combination of how we chose to tell the story and how we chose to market it."

ABC To Try Out ‘GCB’ At 9 p.m. On Sunday
ABC’s midseason dramedy GCB will test drive DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Sunday 9 p.m. time slot. On April 8, ABC will air two back-to-back originals of GCB.

Montclair celebrates world languages with soap opera
Students from the Montclair High School's Latin III honors class donned togas for an episode of DIES VITARUM NOSTRARUM, a soap opera they wrote and performed in Latin during the school's annual "International Night." The evening featured more than 20 songs, dances and sketches performed by the world language students in a variety of languages including German, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Latin.

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