Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kelly Monaco Scores 27, CORRIE Construction Woes, Matt Bomer Reflects, OLTL's Joey Buchanans Join Forces

Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft soar to the top of the leader board on DANCING WITH THE STARS
Kelly Monaco &d Val Chmerkovskiy: This season’s pair with the best chemistry chose Maks and Laila Ali’s Paso Doble from season four. “I think there’s a new matador in town,” Val said confidently of their choice. Did the judges agree? Bruno exclaimed, “That was your defining performance. I’m tingling with pleasure!” Carrie Ann said that they were the couple to watch and Len liked their expression and musicality. “Where have you been?” he wondered. Score: 27.

GUIDING LIGHT alum Matt Bomer Opens Up About Growing Up Gay
"When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind," the 34-year-old WHITE COLLAR star said Friday at gay student advocacy group GLSEN's Respect Awards, where he and his partner, Simon Halls, were honored with the Inspiration Award. "So I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would do—I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.

"When that happens, when you aren't allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or who you're attracted to, feels invisible," said Bomer, who publicly came out in February. "GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country."

GOSSIP GIRL Boss Reveals Final Season Secrets and a 'Satisfying' End
"What we tried to do for this season -- we knew we only had 10 episodes – is bring the characters where we felt they should be and where their hearts would take them, along with their minds. In the first episode, you know Blair and Chuck made a pact. They’re going to try and keep that pact. They love each other. They’ve said they love each other, and they’re going to try to be together. What we all hope and what we all tune in for, is that the world – whatever happens within that – doesn’t screw it up for them."

"It always had style, but at first, not much of a story. That isn't a problem anymore. The new episodes hit new highs of feral intensity, as the writers wisely zero in on Nucky, and Buscemi makes him more complex than ever. Now that he's committed murder, he's become a different man, and in Buscemi's hands, a more terrifying and haunted one."

NASHVILLE rises above country soap opera to be must-watch drama
"ABC's gripping, soapy new musical drama is one of the best new shows of the season. It pits an old-school purist against the kind of overproduced crossover act responsible for watering down the genre while taking it mainstream. The battle for the heart of the city will be waged in dressing rooms, bedrooms, recording studios, voting booths and the parking lot of the famous Bluebird Cafe."

Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE "Joey" actors reunite on CASTLE
In a new post on his Twitter account, McKenna confirmed that he was on board the show filming an episode for the November sweeps, and it just so happens to be the one that revolves around Castle and Beckett attending some sort of science fiction convention that is in many ways loosely inspired by Comic-Con. So what sort of role is McKenna going to have in the proceedings? According to reports, he is set to play the part of Simon, a superfan of the fictional show “Nebula9″ at the center of this episode. It is also believed that he was romantically involved with the victim of the case, which almost immediately makes him a suspect.

McKenna played Joey in ONE LIFE TO LIVE before CASTLE star Nathan Fillion.

Mace forced to rebuild CORONATION STREET studio
Part of the new CORRIE television studio being built by Mace in Manchester will have to be pulled down following problems with the steel frame. The problem first surfaced this summer on the £30m scheme at MediaCityUK which will become the new home of the soap opera. Construction Manager Mace has now confirmed that part of the studio will now be taken down and replaced.

THE GOOD WIFE and its Kalinda problem
Is this the season Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) peaks, as a character?

30 ROCK First Look: Bryan Cranston and Catherine O'Hara Come to Town

GAME OF THRONES Releases The Official Season Three Cast Announcement Video