Sunday, July 29, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Jeanne Cooper Slams Mayor Bloomberg, Tammin Sursok Film, DAYS Home For Mary Beth Evans

Jeanne Cooper's memoir, "Not Young, Still Restless," is out this week
In addition to revealing that she bedded her soap son, actor Beau Kazer, 21 years her junior, Cooper slams Mayor Bloomberg in a 2004 Daytime Emmys incident at Gracie Mansion. Herded in for a photo op, she writes, “The mayor made the mistake of reaching out and grabbing my arm to pull me into place. I reflexively yanked my arm away, looked him in the eye and growled, ‘Don’t touch me’ . . . I have my limits when it comes to being treated like a prop.”

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS alum Tammin Sursok chases destiny in film
Her passion is working behind the camera, so the 28-year-old has started a production company called Charlie Baby Productions with writer-director husband Sean McEwan. They're now in pre-production on a film, Whaling, written by Sursok, who also plays the lead in the dark comedy about a brother and sister.

"In this day and age you kind of have to do it yourself, sometimes you have to create your own destiny and we feel like we are doing that right now," Sursok said.

Mary Beth Evans: DAYS is my home
"It’s funny because my husband often has gotten patients with the name Kayla, and he’ll say something like, 'Where did you get that name?' They’d reply, 'Oh, my mom always loved the soap character.' He’ll go, 'Well, you know, you’re not going to believe this, but that’s my wife.' So when those patients come back, he’ll tell me, 'You need to come in and say hi to them.' So, I’ll go in and take pictures with them. It’s pretty funny."

UK: 27 million Brits watched the Olympic opening ceremony
The last time a show had higher ratings was 26 years ago, when 30 million watched on Christmas Day 1986 as Den Watts served Angie with divorce papers in EASTENDERS.

THE EDGE OF NIGHT, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW alum Anita Gillette is the go-to lady when it comes to casting Mom
When casting agents need someone to play the lead character’s mother in a film or television project, they often look no further than Anita Gillette.

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