NEWS ROUNDUP: Glamour Praises DAYS, Pay-TV Cost On Rise, Jeff Tracta, Sarah Glendening, Francophrenia

Glamour: Why All of a Sudden, We Can't Stop Watching Days Of Our Lives (Again).
Glamour magazine kicked off its DAYS OF OUR LIVES coverage on Monday: "You're going to see super fun videos brought to you by the hottest stars on the show (just you wait until you see what Patrick Muldoon, Galen Gering, Molly Burnett and Casey Jon Deidrick are up to), but for now, I want to focus on the storyline that, in my opinion, has never been done better--not on primetime, daytime, or in feature films."

5 Ways DAYS OF OUR LIVES Got the "Will Horton is Gay" Storyline Right:
1) Chandler Massey
2) Deidre Hall
3) The writing
4) The humor
5) The Supporting Cast

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story came out a few days after DAYS fired its head writers and on the same day four cast members were let go.

Average monthly pay-TV bill to hit $200 by 2020
Household incomes in the country have stagnated in recent years, but cable, satellite and telco bills have not. The monthly rates for pay-TV have jumped an average of 6 percent per year, the firm finds.

"The increase sounds slight, but it's really not," Russ Crupnick, an entertainment industry analyst at The NPD Group, told TheWrap." Consumers are going to have to decide when they get that bill for $100 or $200 if cable can be one of their most valuable entertainment expenses going forward."

If rates continue to climb at that pace, The NPD Group predicts that the average monthly pay-TV bill will reach $123 by 2015, up from $86 last year.

Films "Shift" to Crowdfunding For Revenue
Sarah Glendening — best known for her role in ALL MY CHILDREN — is now working on a film called “Angry Video Game Nerd” which is being touted as one of the largest crowdfunded film projects yet, lending hope for success.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: B&B's Jeff Tracta (ex-Thorne)
Comedy impressionist Jeff Tracta has landed a run at the Pearl in the Palms.. He plays several characters, and he’ll dance and sing in different voices when he performs. It’s a new electronic twist on impressions and impersonations.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: “Francophrenia” (or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)
"From the start, the viewer follows Franco’s usual routine. He arrives on set, gets prepared by makeup artists, signs autographs for fans, waits around for his scene and finally acts out his part according to the director’s demands. By adding a subjective internal monologue (spoken by Olds playing the voice of Franco), the film tricks us into believing that we have access to Franco’s most intimate thoughts."

Jimmy Fallon and Brooke Shields get 'DOWNTON' in LATE NIGHT spoof
On Thursday's show, Shields will play the spitting image of Cora Crawley and a wigged-out Fallon stars as the Earl of Late Night.

The Best Male-Female Friendships on TV
Peggy and Don from MAD MEN are on the list.

AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Jennifer Ferrin joins cast of Syfy’s two-hour pilot, REWIND
REWIND revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Ferrin will play Bryce, a brilliant scientist who graduated MIT when she was 18; the smartest person in the room who is obsessive and driven and doesn’t really care what people think of her.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great update on Jeff Tracta. I'm very glad for his progress as a performer--Yay!

    Brian :-)