Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Sue Johnston Loves Being Back At CORRIE; Plus, Patrick Duffy, Jean Bruce Scott, Michael Learned, Jordi Vilasuso, Brian Gaskill

Sue Johnston: Why I love being back on CORONATION STREET
“She’s sort of an ageing hippy and likes to say it as it is, which for me means she’s totally insensitive to other people, particularly her daughter. She’s very different from a lot of the characters I’ve played because she’s not a very nice mother, either. She doesn’t exactly build Stella’s self-esteem, she’s very critical and she’s got quite an acid tongue."

Patrick Duffy: New DALLAS is 'as good as the old'
"Linda and I are the closest friends ever and as soon as I was done reading the script I was on the phone to both of them going: ‘This is the best script ever, it’s right up there with the best that we ever did on the show. I’m in you guys, I’m definitely going to do this if you guys will do it.'"

Michael Learned to star in Wilmington play "The Outgoing Tide"
Starting Oct. 10, Learned will play the role of Peg, the wife of a man struggling with Alzheimer’s disease who hatches an unconventional plan to safeguard his family’s future. The three-actor drama inaugurates the DTC’s 2012-2013 season. After its three-week run, it will move off-Broadway to 59E59 Theaters in New York for six weeks.

Jean Bruce Scott returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES on August 31 after 30 years away
Scott is now the executive director of Native Voices, the country's only Equity theater company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American playwrights.

Brian Gaskill will make an appearance at FAAN Walk for Food Allergy
"I was asked to be a part of the Walk and of course agreed because I want to give back. To get by in this world we find ourselves taking a lot, so when someone offers you a chance to give back, you do it," Gaskill said. "Although I have not had many dealing with food allergies, I was shocked to hear how prevalent they are, especially here in Jersey. I recently taught a young girl here who has food allergies. It affects her life in such a dramatic way, always on guard, being careful, protecting herself, not anywhere near as free as a little girl should be. It seems debilitating to her life, so I want to help and I want to learn more about it.”

GLEE Season 4 Portraits
Fox has released the official GLEE cast portraits for the show’s upcoming fourth season.

GLEE's New York Set Spills Secrets of Season Four
After spending time on the show's new "New York City" set in Hollywood, and seeing some of the scenes in store for season four, it's evident GLEE will be a mix of two distinctly different and separate worlds. While most of the first few episodes will focus on what goes down in New York City—where Rachel (Lea Michele) starts classes at NYADA and is soon joined by Kurt (Chris Colfer) and presumably Finn (Cory Monteith)—we'll also see what happens to the underclassmen who were left behind in Lima at McKinley High. (Spoiler alert: The ones with significant others who are MIA do not take it well! Brittany aka Heather Morris was shooting a scene face down sobbing on her bed, presumably because Santana is no longer in Lima.)

Soap alum Jordi Vilasuso gets married
Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT) tied the knot with his fiancée, Kaitlin Riley on August 18.

DALLAS casting two new characters
Known by his close associates as “Drew,” Elena’s brother has a big personality and a little bit of a past: He witnessed his father’s death as a young man and grew up to be a lost, angry, bar-fighting, drug-taking screw-up. After a tour in Iraq, however, Drew got his affairs in order and, according to producers, has “spent the last 10 years bouncing around the world working oil rigs in exotic locales.” He’ll return to Southfork to “to drill the land his father died drilling,” but there’ll still be bitterness bubbling underneath Drew’s stated desire to continue dear old dad’s legacy.

Emma Brown is described as a classic beauty who’s been able to travel throughout Europe since she was a toddler, and was raised by her grandmother to be poised, graceful, and slightly aloof — and to look like a million bucks on horseback.

Wendy Crewson joins REVENGE Season 2
Crewson will play Helen, a powerful business executive who has dealings with Conrad (Henry Czerny). Helen exudes power and can easily dominate anyone who makes their way into her office.

THE WALKING DEAD Actor Scott Wilson Arrested for DUI
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 70-year-old actor told the cops who pulled him over for speeding at 2 a.m. on Aug. 18 that he had imbibed scotch and wine at the Founders Restaurant & Bar in nearby Senoia, where the third season of the hit AMC series is currently shooting.

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