Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Alicia Minshew's New Film Role, Tamara Tunie's New Cabaret Act; Plus, Wendy Moniz, Noah Newman Recast

Tamara Tunie to Bring New Cabaret Act, "Yes, I Sing!" to Feinstein's
Tunie will bring her act, titled "Yes, I Sing! to Feinstein's at Loews Regency, for one week only, October 30-November 3. The concert will feature re-imagined show tunes and jazz standards. Mike Renzi serves as musical director.

ALL MY CHILDREN's Alicia Minshew nabs lead in Desires of the Heart
Minshew will play the lead in the film Desires of the Heart, which began production in Savannah, GA, on Monday. Her character, Madeline, is an artist who lives in Georgia and catches the eye of a psychiatrist (Val Lauren) visiting from India. However, as the duo begin to develop a relationship, the psychiatrist is sent home to India to marry a woman chosen for him by his parents.

Will The Combination Of GENERAL HOSPITAL And KATIE Make ABC's Afternoons Hot Again?
Ed Martin writes: "Interestingly, some of the strongest support for KATIE could be the lead-in provided by GENERAL HOSPITAL, the show ABC once hoped to kill off to make room for Couric, but that will now move ahead one hour to become its all-important lead-in."
EDITOR'S NOTE: As a syndicated show KATIE will air on many ABC stations after GH but not exclusively on ABC in every market.

GUIDING LIGHT alum Wendy Moniz land multi-episode arcs on the new ABC drama 666 PARK AVE
Moniz will play Ingrid, the therapist of Drake resident Nona (Samantha Jade Logan). Despite Nona's resistance to dig deep in their sessions, Ingrid shows a genuine concern for her young patient and hopes that if Nona cannot trust her, perhaps she can open up to the trusting Jane (Taylor). She'll first appear in the Oct. 14 episode.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS recasting Noah Newman again
Actor Kevin G. Schmidt tweeted today: "Hey @Official_YandR! How many times you gonna try and bring in a "New Noah"? There's only one! Sorry to those who watch for me. #Peace @CBS"

Kellie Shirley returning to EASTENDERS for two episodes
Although her storyline is being kept under wraps, it is understood Carly will return to Walford to visit Shirley after the truth about Heather Trott’s murder is revealed.

CORONATION STREET's Michelle Collins gives court evidence to help jail child abusers
The Mail Online reports that Collins met the children at a church lunch and took them to the cinema "because she felt sorry for them" She gave evidence as a prosecution witness during the trial of the parents. But the parents claimed they were victims of a conspiracy - and even alleged that Michelle Collins was involved in a witch hunt against them and wanted to "steal" their children.

Is THE WALKING DEAD: The Movie in the works?
Rumor now has it that AMC wants to make a movie version of Robert Kirkman's comic.

Julie Gonzalo Had to Keep DALLAS Finale Bombshell a Secret
"Obviously the crew knew," the actress, 30, tells PEOPLE. "It was kind of amazing when everybody got the final script, and I'm like, 'Ha ha, I knew that!' I'm very good at keeping secrets sometimes."

NBC Developing Super Villain Drama From Alexandra Cunningham And Film 44
Written by Alexandra Cunningham, HENCH is based on the comic by Adam Beechen and Manny Bello’s comic and centers on a regular guy who, in order to support his family, gets jobs temping for super villains.

GLEE's New Directions to perform 'Call Me Maybe' in season four premiere
The episode, fittingly called “The New Rachel,” will find the series characters dealing with the aftermath of graduation.

Michael Nardelli joins REVENGE
Nardelli (CSI: NY, THE CLIENT LIST) has been cast in the recurring role of Trey, a preppy misfit who befriends Jack’s younger bro and then proceeds to get him in a world of trouble.

Kristin Chenoweth still in a neck brace a month after GOOD WIFE injury
"Chenoweth -- who just quit THE GOOD WIFE after suffering a devastating injury on set last month -- was out and about in NYC today .... and by the looks of it a lawsuit may be looming."

Michelle Dockery, on DOWNTON ABBEY and period dramas
“I think some period drama can be quite alienating, but DOWNTON isn’t,” Dockery, who stars as Lady Mary on the PBS drama, said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. “This is going to sound quite, um, pretentious, but someone said that it’s like a soap written by a poet ... I used to get quite defensive of people saying it’s soap-like, but it kind of is."

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