Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Deidre Hall To Visit Southern Women's Show, Sean Kanan On GH Return, Keith Hamilton Cobb Does Mamet

Deidre Hall to appear at the Southern Women’s Show at the Orange County Convention Center
“I always talk about women’s friendships,” she said in a phone interview. “The two books I’ve co-written with my dearest friend come out of the friendship. I have such a strong belief in women’s ability to sustain each other. When I do these events, I’ve been at the convention a day already. What I’ve seen is an endless parade of best friends.”

Hall said the working title for her book “How Does She Do It?” was “Does This Mascara Make My Ass Look Big?”

“We lost our courage at the last minute,” she said. For her beauty tips, she drew on 35 years in front of the camera.

“I call it camera survival,” she said. “We as adults rarely see ourselves shot from every angle. I’ve learned survival secrets from being on camera, and then translated them into everyday life.”

Sean Kanan on his return to GENERAL HOSPITAL: 'I have been sworn to secrecy'
"I have been sworn to secrecy," the 45-year-old son of Dale and Michele Perelman of Neshannock Township said with a chuckle. "I’ll just say that I am really looking forward to my role."

"I’ve had a lot of different life experiences," he added. "It’s nice to feel like things have come together in your life and you’re in a really good place."

Keith Hamilton Cobb delves into 'Race' at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Cobb realized he was fed up with Los Angeles the day he found himself auditioning for a "mobisode" — a three-minute scene meant to be watched on a mobile device such as a cellphone.

"I thought, 'I want to do a show. I don't want to do three minutes," Cobb recalls. "I wouldn't appreciate it if I got it. I don't belong here. I don't know how to play this game."

Cobb wanted something he could sink his teeth into. In David Mamet's "Race," opening Friday, Oct. 12, he has found it.

NASHVILLE: “All About Eve” goes honky-tonk
"However toxic Rayna and Juliette’s relationship gets — and it looks to get pretty toxic— as on all great shows, casting is destiny. (Brilliant showrunners don’t write in a bubble, but with an awareness of the actors they have.) The facts on the ground are as follows: Juliette needs a mother figure, and Connie Britton has delivered the earthiest, sexiest, most appealing maternal figure TV has ever produced."

Social workers outraged by EASTENDERS storyline about baby Lexi
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is engaged in a battle with the BBC over a storyline in EASTENDERS. Last Friday, the TV soap featured a social worker removing a baby from a teenage mother, Lola, apparently without sufficient grounds to do so. The BASW immediately condemned the plot. It accused BBC producers of being "too lazy and arrogant" to get their portrayal of the child protection process right.

Madchen Amick, Glenne Headly Join Lifetime's WITCHES OF EAST END
TWIN PEAKS alum Amick will guest star as Wendy, who is described as being a beautiful and funny witch who takes the form of a cast -- complete with nine lives.

Friday Night Lights and the Politicians Who Love It
“Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” has been used by both Presidential campaigns but now the "Friday Night Lights" author has endorsed Mitt Romney.

New GREY'S ANATOMY cast photo
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes tweeted a new photo of the cast.

CW Buys Modern-Day ‘Great Expectations’ Executive Produced By Reese Witherspoon
Written by feature scribe J. Mills Goodloe, EXPECTATIONS centers on a small town girl with big dreams of making it in the city who is quickly disillusioned by the harsh reality of living in San Francisco, until her fortunes unexpectedly turn thanks to an anonymous benefactor.

THE NEW NORMAL takes on One Million Moms
The socially conservative organization One Million Moms — which first made waves protesting Ellen DeGeneres’ role as a spokesperson for JCPenney’s — is not a fan of the Ryan Murphy universe. Over the summer, the protested his yet-to-be-seen sitcom, THE NEW NORMAL, saying, “NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture.” On tonight’s THE NEW NORMAL, Murphy responds.

The latest target of One Million Moms is Jennifer Lopez's upcoming lesbian drama for ABC Family, THE FOSTERS.

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