Tuesday, July 3, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Joanna Johnson Too Busy For B&B, New Mexican First Lady Is Telenovela Star

Joanna Johnson unavailable to tape more BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Johnson is currently producing the new CW medical drama, EMILY OWENS, M.D., and is currently unavailable to tape more episodes, which is all part of the long-running understanding she's had with B&B's executive producer and headwriter, Bradley Bell. That means the broader story being planned for Karen and Danielle may have to wait, for now.

"Unfortunately, Joanna's time is being taken up with this new show," confirms a show spokesperson. "Her storyline is not necessarily going away, but it's being refocused." On the bright side, the rep says fans can look forward to continuing to see more of Caroline's other mom, Dani, played by Crystal Chappell.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Kelley Missal cast in bullying film, The Contest
Kenton Duty, Katherine McNamara and Dan Flaherty head the cast of The Contest, a new feature that tackles the subject of bullying, which Percolate Productions has begun filming in New York.

Angelica Rivera, Mexico's New First Lady, Has A Soap Opera Past
Mexico elected a new president yesterday. During his campaign, 42-year old Enrique Peña Nieto used his youth and good looks to his advantage, glossing over his political party's reputation of corruption and promising a new future for Mexico. His wife since 2010, the famous soap opera actress and singer Angelica Rivera, was instrumental in his campaign.

As a telenovela actress, Rivera was praised for her sun-kissed skin, long brown locks and sexy, voluptuous style in roles on shows like ALCANZAR UNA ESTRELLA II and MARIANA DE LA NOCHE.

BREAKING BAD season 5 first clip: Walt's family reunites
In 90 seconds of spoiler-free footage from the opening moments of BREAKING BAD's fifth season premiere, Walter Jr. reacts to season four’s finale shocker.

Sigourney Weaver, Billy Magnussen among cast of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Sigourney Weaver (SOMERSET) will star alongside Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen in the New York premiere of Christopher Durang’s "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The cast includes Genevieve Angelson (ARMY WIVES), Shalita Grant and Billy Magnussen (AS THE WORLD TURNS). The play is presented in association with the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey, where it was commissioned and will run September 7 through October 7, prior to its New York engagement.

Alison Sweeney To Appear At MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run
Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Alison Sweeney (DAYS OF OUR LIVES)will join Major League Baseball, Hall of Famer George Brett, former Royals Mike Sweeney and Jeff Montgomery, and American Idol winner David Cook to show her support for cancer research and education at the MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike taking place on Sunday, July 8 in downtown Kansas City’s Power and Light District.

Celebrities Share Their Favorite TV Theme Songs
DAYS star Drake Hogestyn loves "Rawhide."

UK: TVChoice Awards Announces 2012 Shortlist

Bodyslammed!: The WWE And Second Screen Storytelling
Since the WWE's world of stories is built atop our own non-scripted world and its characters interact with the fans through social media, in-arena experiences, and elsewhere, the WWE provides a petrie dish for storytelling innovation from which the rest of the entertainment industry can learn.

Deadline.com’s Weekly YouTube Channel Rankings
Teen channel Awesomeness TV, which kicked off last Thursday, did that in a big way in our tally for the week ending June 27.

GLEE Cast To Return For Season 4, Chord Overstreet In Talks To Become A Regular
Leading couple Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are among those likely to be in most if not all episodes. Also coming back are Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Jayma Mays, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr and Heather Morris. Their workload will vary as the show once again will work to accommodate the large cast and make room for some new characters.

90210 Season 5: Trevor Donovan returning for multi-episode arc
He's already signed the dotted line to appear in the first two episodes of the season, and he could be in a whole lot more, contingent on his availability for filming.

Donovan is currently one of a handful of actors in consideration for the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, so his schedule beyond those first two episodes is up in the air at the moment.

Terry Crews to guest on THE NEWSROOM
Crews will be introduced in episode 6 on July 29. He plays a bodyguard — and unofficial life coach — for Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels). He’ll appear in five episodes.

Tom Cruise Forbade Katie Holmes From Doing DAWSON'S CREEK Reunion?
"[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie," a source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now). "Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad."

YouTube Launches 'Marketplace' to Connect YouTube Stars and Brands
The idea is to create a more formal revenue stream for the long tail of YouTube creators. YouTube has been very focused on launching and promoting its first 100 "Original Channels," but its message to VidCon is to the YouTube stalwarts: We're here for you, too.


  1. Gonna miss seeing the Karen Dani dynamic but I glad they will still be writing for CC. Congrats to Joanna. We will see you when we can : )

  2. Gonna miss seeing the Karen Dani dynamic but I glad they will still be writing for CC. Congrats to Joanna. We will see you when we can : )