Thursday, July 12, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Man Kills 5 After Watching Turkish Soap, Most Shocking TV Moments; Plus, Jake Silbermann, Terrell Tilford, Mark Consuelos

Yemeni kills five people after watching Turkish soap opera
A Yemeni man has been executed after murdering five people, among then one woman, in an effort to imitate a Turkish soap opera.

Mohamed al-Ali al-Azab, 31, admitted before a crowd of tribal chieftains, who gathered to witness his execution, that his crime was inspired by the Turkish TV series VALLEY OF WOLVES.

The incident began with a dispute between Azab and another man in the Dawran district in the western governorate of Dhama and culminated with Azab killing five people, amongst them the other man’s mother in a shootout.

After a lot of resistance, Azab finally ran out of ammunition and had to surrender. He was then sentenced to death in a tribal trial. The sentence, said tribal chiefs, was aimed at stopping the vendetta expected to follow the murder and which would likely take many more lives.

Y&R's Danield Goddard on soap writing: It's like Zulu Dawn, the movie where you have thousands of Zulu warriors charging down at 200 soldiers
"Personally, if I was running a show that I knew was going to be terminated, I would start bringing in writers who are either young, worked in primetime, are cutting edge or have written for cable and ask how we could bring in the young crowd."

Denise Vasi gets engaged
The SINGLE LADIES (and former ALL MY CHILDREN) stars is marrying longtime boyfriend, music video director Anthony Mandler, who popped the question during a romantic vacation in Greece.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Terrell Tilford shooting FOX series pilot THIS AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
The project stars Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, and begins filming this December.

Jake Silbermann on “3C”, “ATWT” & His Blue Plate Special
If Silbermann could be any classic character from TV, who would he be? "Bea Arthur’s character on GOLDEN GIRLS. She really gets me. Or JR."

PHOTOS: Eddie Cahill, Anna Chlumsky And Jake Silbermann Invite You Up To "3C"
"3C" closes on July 14.

Mark Consuelos To Serve As Guest Reader at Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre on July 18
Actor and producer, Mark Consuelos, best known for his role on the long-running soap favorite, ALL MY CHILDREN will read a portion of the book "SKIPPYJON JONES" to audience members at Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre, many of whom are children who have never been to a live theatrical performance.

Study: Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are most memorable TV event of past 50 years
The mesmerizing slow-mo “chase” by police of the white Bronco containing O.J. Simpson, just days after his ex-wife Nicole had turned up dead, is ranked No. 6, though Nielsen and Sony called it a “high speed” chase.

GLEE's Chris Colfer originally auditioned for Artie but didn't land the role
But Ryan Murphy saw that Colfer's true story, as a young gay teenager who loved theatre, and who'd been bullied, was perfect for the show. Colfer explained: "So they invented a character for me. They created Kurt specifically. There are two experiences in my life that I just cannot wrap my head around. That's one. And the Golden Globes was the other. I just cannot believe they happened."

TEEN WOLF Renewed for a Super-Sized Season 3
The commissioning of 24 new episodes represents double the order of either of the show’s first two runs, while the third-season pick-up marks a first for any scripted MTV primetime series.

TIME: Go Ahead, Binge-Watch That TV Show
Is TV produced on the assumption that you’ll watch it once a week? Sure–though not as exclusively anymore. (Producers make TV for networks, but they’re well aware of the DVD and on-demand audience, especially if they work for cable networks.) But it’s become a thing you can consume much more like a novel, a portable, sumptuary pleasure. As soon as it comes out. Or years later. Over a rainy weekend. Over months, after you put it down and forget it. On a plane. In a dark room, alone. You can sample it daintily, a teaspoon at a time, or shovel it from the carton, soup spoon in one hand, whipped-cream can in the other. Read more:

Dennis Haskins to guest star on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Haskins, best known as Principal Belding from the 1990s teen sitcom SAVED BY THE BELL -- will guest star on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS this Friday, July 13, playing a priest.

Amanda Peet will recur on THE GOOD WIFE
Peet ctress will play a Lockhart & Gardner client — a military lawyer who sues a contract worker for an attempted sexual assault. After trying to pursue the case pro se, she hires Alicia as her lawyer and the two become confidants and then friends.

BREAKING BAD creator Vince Gilligan: 'I would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off'
“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off show when it’s all said and done,” Gilligan tells EW. “I think that would present itself pretty nicely, storywise. While BREAKING BAD is by design a show that is finite and limited in its scope — it’s a story of transformation that cannot go on forever — I think a Saul Goodman show could have great legs. I love the idea of a lawyer who will do anything to avoid going to court. He’s always going to settle on the courthouse steps.”

1 comment:

  1. Jake Silbermann = one astoundingly talented man. He is AMAZING!