Monday, October 1, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12,000th Episode To Air Jan. 11, 2013! Plus, Florencia Lozano, Lane Davies, Greg Rikaart, Darcy Rose Byrnes

DAYS OF OUR LIVES to air 12,000th episode on January 11, 2003
The cast and crew of NBC's Days of Our Lives gathered on Friday, Sept. 28 to celebrate a remarkable TV milestone — the filming of the soap's 12,000th episode. Days icons Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John), seen here, were among those on hand, along with executive producer Ken Corday whose late dad, Ted Corday, was a cocreator of the show. Episode 12,000 will air on January 11, 2013.

Anthony Geary: 'When I'm threatened or uncomfortable, [Luke Spencer] takes over'
"I can flip into 'Luke Spencer,' and I'm sure any of us can flip into our 'characters' at a moment's notice. I know how he feels, and when I'm threatened or uncomfortable, he takes over."

ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Florencia Lozano: 'Tea was a blast to play'
"Tea was a blast to play. People always ask me, "Was she good or was she bad?" And I say "She did some questionable things because of her damaged heart." Who can't relate to that? I loved how psychotically driven she was by work and by ambition and by her loyalty to the people she loved. That was really fun to play. She was complex, and we don't get to see complex women often enough."

THE BAY's Lane Davies visits Azerbaijan
Saying he got familiar with Azerbaijan via the videos on CNN the actor, Davies noted that the aim of the visit is to get better acquainted with Azerbaijan. Davies highly appreciated the modern and ancient buildings in Baku, Azerbaijan’s cuisine and the people’s kindness, AzerTAj reports.

Shonda Rhimes’ Company Sells Talk Show Dramedy & First Comedy Project To ABC
I Hate L.A. Dudes centers on an aspiring journalist, new to Los Angeles, who becomes the lone female voice on a budding, male-driven Internet talk show, while learning to decode the often humiliating and exasperating rules of the LA dating scene.

Nolan Gerard Funk joins GLEE
Canadian actor-singer Nolan Gerard Funk — whose credits include the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular! and the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie — is joining the cast of Glee as the Warblers’ new frontman, Hunter.

LOST's Ken Leung to Recur on NBC's Midseason Drama INFAMOUS
INFAMOUS is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective (played by Meaghan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in – as the maid’s daughter – to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Leung will play a fellow detective working the case.

GLSEN Respect Awards To Honor Harvey Weinstein; Y&R's Greg Rikaart & Clementine Ford among the attendees
The GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles is an annual gala to recognize the exceptional efforts of individual and corporate leaders who have made a significant difference to ensure schools are safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies.

New LGBT-themed drama DTLA premiering on Logo October 24
Logo will premiere the new scripted ensemble drama DTLA on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 p.m. with a one hour premiere and the rest of the season being comprised of seven weekly 30-minute episodes. DTLA follows the relationships and lives of eight friends of varied cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations who work and live in downtown Los Angeles, and comes from L WORD Executive Producer Larry Kennar. Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc) stars with a supporting cast including big names such as Melanie Griffith, Sandra Bernhard and Jeremy Jackson.

For Web Video Viewing, TV Now Eclipses the PC

Darcy Rose Byrnes supports Relay For Life with her original song "Last Chances"

Bill and Susan Hayes book tour hits Louisville
The Hayes signed autographs in celebration of "Trumpet," a historical novel telling the tale of a young, aspiring actress navigating the high-stakes world of the stage in the Regency era.

Eddie Rabbitt’s ‘Radio Romance’ Turns 30
The late Eddie Rabbitt released his eighth album ‘Radio Romance’ on Oct. 1, 1982 via Elektra Records, so it’s celebrating its 30th birthday today. It yielded two more No. 1 country singles for the singer, ‘You and I,’ — a duet with Crystal Gayle and a crossover pop smash that was used as the theme song for a couple on the daytime soap opera ALL MY CHILDREN — and ‘You Can’t Run From Love.’

Kelly Ripa Style Evolution: From Hairspray-Loving Soap Star To Sleek Co-Host
As Ripa turns 42 on October 2nd, a look back at those awkward, yet awesome early years.

1 comment:

  1. Issa Rae of the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl will be writing and co-exec producing I Hate L.A. Dudes. Congrats to Issa and Shonda made a wise move in working together with Issa Rae, who is a very funny lady!

    On another note,
    Man, has Darcy Rose grown!