Friday, September 7, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Bill Roache's Drunken Family Discovery; Plus, Jake Silbermann, James Franco, J.R. Martinez

Bill Roache's drunken family discovery
CORONATION STREET legend William Roache discovered his grandfather was a violent alcoholic while filming WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? and his mother had to be sent away from him when she was a young baby.

TV Writers Script Safe Sex 'Product Placement'
Earlier this year, RAISING HOPE's main character, who'd been a teen mom, caught a high school girl in bed with her boyfriend. "I'm gonna show you where this can lead to!" she screeched. "I'm your ghost of teen pregnancy future!"

The vignette that followed was a sort of teen pregnancy Scared Straight! And it was, in a sense, product placement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

"We met with one of the writers last summer," says Marisa Nightingale, the senior adviser of its entertainment media program. "And they came up with an episode that incorporates some of what we talked about but in the very irreverent, funny tone of the show."

Kelly Ripa Kicked Mark Consuelos Out Of The Delivery Room When She Was Giving Birth
"Mark would say helpful things like, 'A contraction is starting now,'" Ripa reported to new co-host Michael Strahan. "I'm like, 'Really? Thank god you're here. If you weren't giving me these fascinating updates I would never know I was in labor,"' she quipped.

First Listen: The GLEE Versions Of ‘Gimme More’ & ‘Boys’ By Britney Spears Hit The Internets
Two songs have been revealed from GLEE's upcoming "Britney 2.0" episode.

NYU professor sues James Franco for defamation
“Whoever was in Clint Eastwood’s chair at the Republican National Convention was more present than Mr. Franco was in my classes,” José Angel Santana told The New York Post, referring to the Dirty Harry actor’s “conversation’’ with an empty chair meant to represent President Obama.

Franco is "a bully," said the former full-time professor. “He uses the bully pulpit of his celebrity to punish anyone who doesn’t do his bidding.”

Long played Jack McCallister on the underrated JACK & BOBBY. On PRACTICE he will play a new doctor at St. Ambrose hospital.

Michael Muhney tweets excitement about new THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS producing/writing regime
"First airdate under new management: Oct 12th," he wrote. "There is a cohesiveness in the overall story telling. Things seem less disjointed. You can feel momentum build from page 1 to 60…. It seems as though the show is on track. It feels like a strong ensemble. I feel like it is classic old show mixed with classy new energy." Muhney went on to predict, "this show will be a beacon for CBS."

AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Jake Silbermann starring in new production of "Marie Antoinette" for the American Repertory Theater
Silbermann will be portraying a Swedish count who was historically alleged to be one of Marie Antoinette's lovers. "I'm honored to be playing the role of Axel Von Fersen," he reports, "who shares a complicated relationship with Marie. He is one of the few who understands her."

J.R. Martinez Talks Playing A Physical Therapist On ARMY WIVES Season Finale
“Being in recovery for two and a half years, I knew how therapists talked, I knew what they essentially would say to me to kind of motivate me or if I was having a bad day, so it was really easy to play that character and be that physical therapist,” he continued. “At the same time I was expected to be a motivator, which is who I am, it’s what I do, so, in a lot of ways, it wasn’t acting, it was me kind of having an opportunity to be myself.”

FRINGE finale set for February 1, 2003
Executive producer J.H. Wyman revealed the date on Twitter Thursday.

Carson Daly, Siri Pinter welcome daughter Etta Jones
"Tonight at 5:15pm we welcomed the latest addition to our family. Etta Jones Daly weighs 8lbs and is beautiful! Mom was a rockstar, Jackson James is a proud big bro, and dad's drinking a cold one. Praise God."


  1. Nobody deserves success more than the extremely talented Jake Silbermann - I'm thrilled for him!

  2. Hello Jake!

    Video about this interesting new play he's in at the A.R.T. website: