Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 4 Cold Open! Plus, Whoopi Goldberg to 666 PARK AVE, Kelly Monaco, Joe West, Steel Magnolias Lawsuit, GREY'S Spoilers

Whoopi Goldberg to guest on 666 PARK AVENU
In a December episode, Jane (Rachael Taylor) seeks out Maris Elder (Whoopi Goldberg) a mysterious shut-in and longtime resident of the Drake, who helps Jane understand her supernatural connection to the building by using a radical
method of hypnosis.

The Real 666 Park Avenue
Although few New Yorkers have heard of it, 666 Park Avenue does exist. It is one of the city’s most remarkable maisonettes, a subnumbering of 660 Park Avenue at 67th Street, built in 1927 for an owner who never occupied it.

Original Steel Magnolias producer suing Lifetime over remake
Victoria L. White -- executive producer of the 1989 film starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine -- filed suit today against Sony Pictures and Lifetime Television ... producers of the new TV movie starring Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.

Brother of EASTENDERS actor accepts responsibility for her death
Tony McCluskie will now face trial on the issue of whether his sister Gemma's death was murder or manslaughter.

Kelly Monaco's Quick Step Stumble
Last night on DANCING WITH THE STARS, Kelly Monaco (Sam, GENERAL HOSPITAL) performed a quick step with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, and their score of 22 has them down at the bottom just ahead of Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley.

Joe West, son of Emmy winner Maura West, to hit Broadway in "A Christmas Story, The Musical"
"After months of searching, we are thrilled to have found two exceptionally talented boys to play the role of Ralphie," producer Gerald Goehring said in a statement. "Broadway's newest 12-year-old triple threat, Johnny Rabe, graduated from the ranks of the kids' ensemble in last year's tour to become our terrific young leading man. And Joe West wowed us with his online video audition and now joins our fabulous company. We couldn't be more excited to be the first to share these two young stars with the Broadway community!"

Watch the New Cold Open for THE VAMPIRE DIARES Season 4
In our exclusive video below, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Stefan (Paul Wesley), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Caroline (Candice Accola), Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) all lend their voices to the narration that will kick off the upcoming fourth season. A variation of this will be used in each episode to catch viewers up on major plot points that have happened thus far.

Quite a lot has changed since the days that the Mystic Falls gang knew only about the vampires running around. Now the opening mentions werewolves, doppelgangers, witches and hybrids!

Brenda Song Returning to ABC's SCANDAL
Song plays Alissa, David Rosen’s (Joshua Malina) assistant on the show.

HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE Renewed For Fourth Season
“Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

5 Major Spoilers from the GREY'S ANATOMY Season 9 Trailer
1. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) returns to the scene of the crash. Not literally, but he does get to see the destroyed plane again.

2. Callie (Sara Ramirez) will do her best to take care of Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), but even that's not enough. We see that Arizona crashes while at Seattle Grace — is that where she loses her leg?

3. Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) are... getting married? Well, he asks her if she wants to get married, not to marry him, but she does respond with a kiss, so maybe wedding bells will be ringing soon?

Grey's Anatomy: Where were we and what's next?

4. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tries to convince Cristina (Sandra Oh) to stay in Seattle, but that clearly didn't work so well since the latter twisted sister is in Minnesota now. Still, Meredith appears to be fine, judging from the sexy times between her and Derek.

5. Cristina is catatonic following the crash, but it looks like things are on the up-and-up, considering we see her hooking up with someone — but is it Owen (Kevin McKidd)?

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