Thursday, August 16, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Telenovelas, Jon Hensley, Sex For DAYS' Will, Stafford Takes A Loss

Telenovelas Boom in U.S.
Telenovelas, those drama-soaked, tear-filled roller coaster TV soap operas, were traditionally produced in Mexico, but Hispanic actors are increasingly flocking to sunny Florida to film them. In fact, Miami is being called the new Latin Tinseltown.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Backtracks From Award-Winning Gay Storyline?
SPOILER ALERT: Will sleeps with Gabi after rejecting Sonny's kiss.

From Nuke to WilSon: The History of U.S. Daytime Gay Soap Kisses
August 17 marks the 5th anniversary of Luke and Noah's first kiss on AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Jon Hensley returning to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Hensley tweeted the news: "Hi All, B&B has invited me back for a few more episodes, i shoot them next week! No details yet!"

Another Casualty of War: Soap Operas
This year’s Ramadan is different. In the midst of a brutal civil war, Syrians are getting more than enough drama from real life. At the same time, Syrian production companies have shelved new shows; investors with ties to President Bashar al-Assad’s government have found their bank accounts frozen; and viewers throughout the Arab world have called for a boycott of Syrian satellite channels. A tax break issued by the government has failed to revive the industry.

Y&R actress Michelle Stafford takes a loss in Loz Feliz
Stafford sold her Los Feliz home for $2.145 million. The Daytime Emmy winner had restored the 1933 Mediterranean revival estate after buying it in 2007 for $2.525 million. Stafford listed it last year for $2.449 million.


  1. Hopefully Greg Meng has a "master plan" for Will Horton and the show isn't backing away from the storyline.