NEWS ROUNDUP: Lisa Rinna Leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Plus, Freddie Smith, Dianna Agron, Christel Khalil, Ray Romano

Lisa Rinna leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES
“She's leaving so she can do all of the 500 other things she loves to do. [She's working on] her Belle Gray line for QVC, she’s writing another diet and fitness book, plus she’s developing a vitamin supplement line and lingerie line,” a friend of the actress said. “She’s also in talks to do a panel-type talk show.”

Freddie Smith on Bullying, Bare Chests, and Going Gay for DAYS OF OUR LIVES
"It is very important to bring awareness to bullying. It has such a huge impact on the youth, and we need to show how it negatively affects others. Nowadays there are many ways that kids are getting bullied — through the Internet, school, work. We need to step up and start making a change, and one way the entertainment business and media is helping is by bringing it into everyone's home with great storylines on TV shows and movies."

GLEE's Dianna Agron Stars in Shocking New PSA
The PSA uses the jaw-dropping scene from GLEE, showing Quinn on her way to Rachel and Finn’s (Cory Monteith) wedding when she receives a text. She takes her eyes off the road to read it and type “On my way” — but in her distraction she swerves out of her lane and is hit by an oncoming vehicle.

Christel Khalil on leaving THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
"I want to stay," Khalil said. "I heard a rumor someone said I was deciding to leave, but it's not really working that way. There's something I want that they don't want to give to me. It hurts. I thought I would be worth what I thought I was worth to them, but I guess I'm not."

Marshall Hilliard cast as new GENERAL HOSPITAL cop
"I call him Officer Marshall," jokes the actor. "I've shot eight episodes so far and I'm working with Michael Easton [John]," he reports. "And let me tell you, they run a great production over there. Frank [Valentini, executive producer] is so artistic." His first episode will air on August 30.

Sneak Peek: Ray Romano on PARENTHOOD
When Romano's character, Hannk, hires Sarah (Lauren Graham) as his assistant, it could spell trouble for her relationship with younger boyfriend Mark.

Netflix and DirecTV each eye revival of axed AMC drama THE KILLING
A rep for Netflix declined to comment, while a DirecTV spokesperson said, “We are constantly having conversations about bringing new shows to Audience Network, and we do take a look at everything that is available, but we haven’t made any decisions this summer in regards to new programming.”

EASTENDERS: Gary Lucy to come between Syed and Christian?
"He'll ruffle a few feathers and Christian and Syed's relationship will be tested."

Cardiff to get its own radio soap
You’ve heard of THE ARCHERS – but now a radio soap opera set in the cosmopolitan streets of Cardiff Bay is set to hit the airwaves. The show, named SOPHIA SQUARE, charts the lives of residents in a fictional square in the heart of the city’s old Docklands community.


  1. Didn't know Rinna was still on DOOL.

  2. Both of Lisa's returns, unfortunately, have not worked. Probably a good thing that she goes.

  3. They have done ZERO with Billie since she's been back. But I guess with Bo going she's really become unnecessary. I hope we at least get a goodbye scene.

  4. Freddie Smith is pretty damn awesome. He needs to have a chat with a certain castmate about bullying.