Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: EASTENDERS Wins 7 Inside Soap Awards; Plus, Kelly Monaco, Erik Valdez, John Driscoll

EASTENDERS wins seven gongs and is named Best Soap at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards
Here are this year's other winners:

Best Actor
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, HOLLYOAKS)

Best Actress
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EASTENDERS)

Best Young Actor
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, CORONATION STREET)

Best Newcomer
Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale, EASTENDERS)

Funniest Male
Ricky Norwood (Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb, EASTENDERS)

Funniest Female
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EASTENDERS)

Best Bad Boy
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, HOLLYOAKS)

Best Bitch
Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EASTENDERS)

Sexiest Male
David Witts (Joey Branning, EASTENDERS)

Sexiest Female
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, CORONATION STREET)

Best Daytime Soap

Best Daytime Star
Ryan Moloney (Jarrod 'Toadie' Rebecchi, NEIGHBOURS)

Best-Dressed Soap Star - Sponsored by boohoo.com
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, CORONATION STREET)

Best Drama

TWIN PEAKS, Where Soap Operas Go to Dream
Simply by virtue of its idiosyncrasies, PEAKS cult status was inevitable, and practically every fan has his or her own reasons for loving the show.

Erik Valdez (Trey) talks GENERAL HOSPITAL at Universal's Eyegore Awards
"Joe, Jr. has got a sweet side to him, and I think that sweet side was given to Trey, because deep down, Trey is a good guy. But I don't know that Joe, Jr. has really got it in him to completely convert. We'll have to wait and see."

Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy score 21.5 in DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL STARS debut
Seven years after winning the very first DWTS, Kelly Monaco hasn’t lost a step. Kelly and Valentin got sexy with their cha-cha, which impressed Carrie Ann. “You two have insane chemistry,” said Inaba, “it’s ridiculous.”

AMC Network casually confirms a fourth season of THE WALKING DEAD
The following was posted on AMC's website: "Just because the walkers are mindless flesh-eaters doesn't mean you have to be so inconsiderate. AMC and The Walking Dead are joining forces with the American Red Cross for a nationwide blood drive that, aside from being a great way to show your humanity, also might win you a 3-day, 2-night trip to the Season 4 production of The Walking Dead in 2013."

Dina Lohan regrets pushing ANOTHER WORLD child actress Lindsay Lohan into show business
“I was born into the business. My mother was an entertainer. It was natural. But yes, in the next life, I might not do it," she admitted to the New York Daily News.

DOWNTON ABBEY ratings dip on UK’s ITV for second episode
According to overnight figures, an average 8.14 million watched Sunday night’s installment, giving the ITV1 show a 30.7% share. It handily beat the competition but also fell about 600,000 short of its premiere last Sunday that drew 8.64 million viewers.

GUIDING LIGHT and YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS alum John Driscoll joins the military
The runners of his fan club Web site have announced that they will be putting the fan page on hiatus for the time being as Driscoll goes through training, which they expect will last for a year.

AMC/BUFFY/RINGER star Sarah Michelle Gellar Welcomes Baby Boy
The little boy is the second child for the actress, 35, and husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 36, whose daughter Charlotte Grace turned three earlier this month.

Bowl with the stars of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Actors from B&B are lending their star power to a worthy cause by participating in KiKi's 9th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge to raise money to improve the social health and quality of life for children, adults and families living with Sickle Cell Disease. Team Captain Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) will be joined by castmates Texas Battle (Marcus), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope) as Team Bold And Beautiful.

DAWSON'S CREEK Reunion: Joshua Jackson has "very nice" chat with Katie Holmes
Last week, Jackson sat down on the Canadian talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to promote the final season of Fringe, which premieres this Friday. Talk turned to his former DAWSON'S CREEK costar Katie Holmes, though, with Josh sharing that Katie contacted him after her split from Tom Cruise.

Canadian actor Dan Brown describes his character of popular Czech Republic soap ULICE
"Henry Rettig is an American from Texas who came to Prague shortly after the revolution, has a Czech grandmother, so there was a connection there, but didn’t speak the language. He worked – as so many expats here – in a whole pile of different areas, and eventually, with a love of jazz, opened up a small bar playing a lot of jazz and blues music."

JC Studios: Film production will mess up resident’s preparations for Yom Kippur, merchants claim
Residents claim that the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment gave a movie production company affiliated with JC Studios on Avenue M (former home of AS THE WORLD TURNS and ANOTHER WORLD) permission to film Gods Behaving Badly — a dramedy about Greek gods living in New York City starring Christopher Walken, Alicia Silverstone, John Turturro, and Sharon Stone — outside the Midwood film company near E. 14th Street today, knowing that Orthodox Jews would be unable to park near the bustling commercial strip as they prepare for Yom Kippur.

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding" returning to New York
Anthony J. Wilkinson's "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" will return for a limited Off-Broadway engagement at St. Luke's Theatre beginning November 3.

Presented by Bianco Productions, the production will be helmed by Emmy Award-winning director Sonia Blangiardo (ONE LIFE TO LIVE; AS THE WORLD TURNS) and will feature original music and lyrics by David James Boyd and original choreography by J. Austin Eyer.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Emmett J. Scanlan - Best Actor AND Best Bad Boy! - How true and so well-deserved!