Thursday, May 31, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: J.R. Martinez To Guest On ARMY WIVES; DEVIOUS MAIDS To Lifetime?; TRUE BLOOD Actress Returning

J.R. Martinez to guest on ARMY WIVES
The season 13 winner of DWTS will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans. As a former Army soldier and wounded veteran, Martinez’ character relates to the veterans while pushing them beyond the limits of their own expectations toward recovery. Martinez will begin filming his guest spot next month in Charleston. The episode will air at the end of August.

Lifetime considers Marc Cherry's rejected DEVIOUS MAIDS pilot (featuring Susan Lucci)
One key source stresses that talks are preliminary and that Lifetime is looking at a number of pilots that failed to pass muster with the broadcast nets this spring.

Actress returning to TRUE BLOOD
Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Alfre Woodard will return as Ruby Jean Reynolds, the schizophrenic mother of Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) last seen in season 3. Ruby Jean was a patient in a local mental hospital and under the care of Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), who later went on to have a tragic romance with Lafayette.

Study finds TV can decrease self-esteem in children, except white boys
If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today's electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you're a white boy, you'll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor.

THE WALKING DEAD to Premiere Black & White Version of Pilot
AMC is devoting the weekend of July 7-8 to a WALKING DEAD marathon that will include a special black-and-white version of the series pilot, created for fans of "The Walking Dead" comic book.

David Hasselhoff on Piranha 3DD, Saving Lives, and How Leonardo DiCaprio Dodged the BAYWATCH Bullet
"You know what, it was the best thing to happen to Leonardo DiCaprio. [Laughs] I saw Leonardo DiCaprio and I said, ‘You know what, that was the best thing that ever happened to you! You would have never gotten Titanic and have been this big star. You’d be like Jeremy Jackson and David Hasselhoff, looking for work.’ Ha!"

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