NEWS ROUNDUP: Female TV Stars Step Off the Scale; Scott Reeves Early Career; Susan Sarandon Casting Couch Treatment

Women On TV Female Stars Step Off the Scale
There was always room in comedy for a fat friend, but it’s only recently that overweight women started being cast as romantic heroines or sexual temptresses. Donna on PARKS AND RECREATION, who is played by the actress and comedian Retta, has an active love life and a naughty streak. (She reads “50 Shades of Grey” at the office.)

Society is beginning to be more honest about the price some women pay to stay thin, helped along by celebrities who almost daily confess to eating disorders like bulimia, most recently Nicole Scherzinger, former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.

GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Scott Reeves to head to W.Va. for Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Oct. 20
His first TV appearance was in 1984 when he was on the game show PRESS YOUR LUCK. He was 18.

"I racked up 10 grand, then got a Whammy," he said during a telephone interview from his home outside of Nashville, Tenn. "To me, that was like a million bucks. Then it all crumbled."

His first daytime drama appearance was in 1988 on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

"I played the spiky-haired punk," he said.

On the set he met Steve Burton, with whom he would later costar with on GH (Burton just left the show).

There he would also meet his future wife. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer). He said they didn't start dating until February of 1989. A month later, they were engaged. They married in 1990 and have two children, Emily, 20, and Larry, 15.

A WORLD APART alum Susan Sarandon Talks Assault; 'Disgusting' Treatment As Young Actress
The 66-year-old actress opens up to Elle magazine in the November 2012 issue about a “disgusting” casting-couch experience that happened in her younger years.

“It was not successful – for either of us,” Sarandon admits, when asked if she had ever had a casting-couch experience.

“I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second though, it was so badly done.”

NASHVILLE much more than country soap opera
"NASHVILLE is much more than a catfight set to good music, though. Rayna's past hounds her at every turn, and none of her relationships is simple. As her power-broker father, Powers Boothe brings his usual Old West-style malevolence to his attempts to bring his famous daughter back into the fold."

Christmas CORONATION STREET scenes rewritten after Sol Heras gets a black eye
“Sol turned up to work sporting a massive black eye but he didn’t want anyone to see it, so he went straight to make-up and got them to cover it up. He was trying to be discreet and said he had got the injury playing football. He then started filming his Christmas scenes at Nick’s Bistro, but when they were finished, production looked back at them and you could see it. In the end all the scenes he had just filmed had to be put in the bin and they had to re-write them around him. They told him to go home and come back when he felt better.”

ALL MY CHILDREN alum J.R. Martinez is a huge sports fan
"I grew up in the South, and I was born in St. Louis. So I like the (New Orleans) Saints and LSU - sorry Trojan fans and Bruin fans. NBA-wise I'm a fan of the Bulls. Growing up in Arkansas, we had no NBA team. I was a fan of what (Michael) Jordan was doing, so I fell in love with the Bulls."

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  1. In other casting news from across the pond, Hollyoaks fans may be interested to know that Digital Spy announced (10/12) that actor, James Sutton, is returning to his award-winning role as John Paul McQueen. ;-)