NEWS ROUNDUP: ARMY WIVES Cast Changes? Plus, Victoria Rowell, Nancy Lee Grahn, Hayes Book Tour

Kim Delaney Poised To Exit Lifetime’s ARMY WIVES; Will There Be More Departures?
ARMY WIVES was renewed on Friday, but the original cast’s contracts were up at the end of Season 6, and, besides Catherine Bell, who was signed by ABC to a new two-year deal in May, the rest don’t have agreements to return. Also locked in for Season 7 is Kelli Williams as she just joined the show last season.

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nancy Lee Grahn: 'I feel like what happened was we flat-lined'
"I feel like what happened was we flat-lined," Grahn said about GENERAL HOSPITAL. "Then the new network people, producer and the new writer came in and put the [de]fibrillator on us."

Later, answering "speed round" questions, Grahn was asked what her character, Alexis, would say to Sarah Palin. Her answer: "What the f*ck is wrong with you?"

Victoria Rowell salutes ‘extraordinary’ women at YWCA luncheon
"You just couldn’t hold this woman down," said Rowell Friday at the Grand America Hotel. "I don’t sit here alone — I sit here flanked by extraordinary women." The YWCA focuses on "eliminating racism and empowering women" with community education, leadership training, transitional housing, a domestic violence crisis phone line and shelter, and more.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES stars Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes begin their book tour today in Cincinnati
They will talk about their historical novel “Trumpet,” the tale of an early 1800s teen-age actress in London and Egypt who meets Beau Brummel, Lord Byron, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington.

ALL MY CHILDREN alum Walt Willey performing "Wild and Willey"
"My career and my life have been so dominated by coincidence, serendipity, happenstance — call it what you will — that I don't choose to ignore it."

Primetime Emmy Awards could crown new winners
For the first time, Emmy darling MAD MEN competes with DOWNTON ABBEY.

JoBeth Williams joins MISTRESSES as Alyssa Milano's mom
Williams will appear in Episode 9.

TREME Returns for a Third Season, Still Stubbornly Committed to Trumpeting Its Own Importance
"It’s odd to see a show so concerned with pleasure be so unable to communicate it. Simon is a brilliant man with nearly impeccable taste, but once he strays south of Charm City, he seems unable to get out of his own way."

Gabby Douglas Meets Her Celebrity Crush Ian Somerhalder
The 16-year-old athlete made good on her promise when she filmed a cameo on Somerhalder's THE VAMPIRE DIARIES September 19. The leading man, 33, tweeted a picture with Douglas from the show's set in Georgia. "Eating Gabby's gold medal!" Somerhalder wrote. "Yum."

EASTENDERS claims first September ratings victory over CORONATION STREET
Friday's Syed-centred episode drew 7.02 million viewers (31.8%) at 8 p.m., and 354,000 (2.3%) for BBC Three's 10.30 p.m. repeat.

CORONATION STREET leads the nominations for Inside Soap Awards 2012
This year's 'Best Actor' category has CORRIE's Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) up against EASTENDERS' Shane Richie (Alfie Moon), EMMERDALE's Steve Halliwell (Zak Dingle) and HOLLYOAKS' Emmett Scanlan (Brendan Brady).

The 'Best Actress' category is a battle between Weatherfield's Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre), Walford's Linda Henry and Gillian Wright (Shirley Carter and Jean Slater) and departed HOLLYOAKS favorite Karen Hassan (Lynsey Nolan).

The winners will be announced on Monday, September 24 at One Marylebone in London.


  1. RE: Army Wives...I'd hate to see too many of the original cast members leave. It was such a great cast and they have slowly been dropping off. I realize this is the way it is on army bases, but it's sad to see many of them go. What DID happen to Kim Delaney? I would have thought she'd be there for the season ender..

  2. Kim had that incident around the time she was on THE VIEW with AMC stars. Hope she is healthy.

    Go Nancy.