Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Constance Towers Returning To GENERAL HOSPITAL; Shobna Gulati Leaving CORONATION STREET; Melissa Reeves Talks DAYS

Constance Towers returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Helena Cassadine
Towers is reporting back to work at the GENERAL HOSPITAL set this morning.

Y&R's Joshua Morrow and his wife Tobe welcome new daughter
Morrow (Nick, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) and his wife Tobe welcomed their fourth child, a daughter, named Charlie Jo. "6 lbs 8 oz. 19 inches of pure amazingness," tweeted the actor. The latest Morrow addition joins brothers Cooper,10; Crew, 7 and Cash, 4.

Is Horror Too Scary for Broadcast TV?
Horror is arguably the most buzzed-about genre on television right now between the successes of both AMC's THE WALKING DEAD and FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM—and yet the closest thing NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox or the CW has to either show is SUPERNATURAL. Doesn’t that just seem wrong?

How DARK SHADOWS brought the supernatural to television drama
By the end of its groundbreaking, popular run, DARK SHADOWS had featured ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves, Satan, raising the dead, reincarnation, brain swapping, time travel, parallel worlds, and a very persistent dream curse. Part of the success of such outrageous storylines can be attributed to the show’s ability to anchor them by alluding to well-known literary works, including everything from Greek mythology to the macabre stories of Edgar Allen Poe, to the entire canon of Gothic novels like "Rebecca" and "Wuthering Heights." Yet even as much as the show looked to the past, it helped shape the future of its medium.

Hot Pants! Ricky Martin Drops Trousers for Charity, Posts Pantsless Pic
The 40-year-old will be auctioning off his trousers for charity to help benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit that's actively raised funds to help AIDS-related causes for more than two decades now.

"We even ended up auctioning my pants WTF!!! LOL Terminamos subastando hasta mis pantalones jajaja @BCEFA," the former GENERAL HOSPITAL actor tweeted.

Museum of Liverpool to celebrate BROOKSIDE's 30th anniversary
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a scale model of Brookside Close or hear Dean Sullivan reminisce about taking Cracker for his walkies, you’ll want to get yourself along to the Museum of Liverpool this weekend.

On Sunday, November 4 the museum is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Channel 4’s fondly-remembered Liverpudlian soap opera BROOKSIDE with a day of events and talks from actors and writers who worked on the show.

Shobna Gulati quits CORONATION STREET after playing Sunita for eight years
Leaving the Street to explore new career opportunities, the 46-year-old actress said that while she will be sad to say goodbye to Sunita, she is looking forward to focusing on comedy work in the future.

“I have loved playing Sunita but, having played the role originally from 2001 to 2005 and then returning to Corrie four years ago, I really feel the time has come for me to focus on other aspects of my career,” she said in a statement released on the official ITV website.

Melissa Reeves on Jennifer's Loss, And Losing It
"I think she's just at a breaking point," Melissa told us regarding Jennifer's emotional state. "She lost her grandmother; she's had such loss in her life, and her son doesn't live at home anymore. She has Abigail back. But I think she's just feeling this incredible emptiness and then this love for this man Daniel and not wanting to lose him."

Kelly Packard and Kristoff St. John emcee "Loving Silent Tears"
The musical's publicity materials said it would promote global harmony by bringing "16 countries" together on one stage. It would also celebrate the Supreme Master Ching Hai, Vietnamese-born spiritual leader who has bleached blond hair, owns vegan restaurants, designs clothes and is behind the satellite station Supreme Master Television. "Be Vegan, Make Peace" is her mantra, and 19 years ago the mayor of Honolulu named October 25 "Supreme Master Ching Hai Day." All the lyrics for the musical came from the her book of poetry, "Silent Tears."

University soap opera goes down under
An interactive ‘soap opera’ created by the University of Cumbria has become a worldwide hit. A number of universities in the UK and abroad have bought into the online ‘drama’ which was created by University of Cumbria health and social care experts to educate a global audience.

A college and a university in Perth, Australia, and a technical college in Canada are now using the online program, Stilwell, in their classrooms. Stilwell is a web based virtual environment initially designed to support health and social care students and Continuous Professional Development at the University of Cumbria.

Former Fort Lee resident appears on 'My Life Is a Lifetime Movie'
"I used to watch ALL MY CHILDREN all the time and say, 'Wow, these lives are crazy,' " Barbra Reifel says. "And all of a sudden, your life becomes a soap opera."

Her story, in fact, is a chapter of the new Lifetime series "My Life Is a Lifetime Movie," airing tonight. In 2008, Reifel — then Barbra Mastromarino, living in a $1.5 million home in Fort Lee — discovered that her husband was the mastermind of what would be called a "human chop shop."


  1. No horror on TV? Vampire Diaries? 666 Park Avenue? Keep in mind that network TV has more standards about blood and gore.

  2. No horror on TV? Vampire Diaries? 666 Park Avenue? Keep in mind that network TV has more standards about blood and gore.