NEWS ROUNDUP: Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio To Make Opry Debut, Roma Maffia Joins GREY'S ANATOMY; 'Right Ending' For Christian & Syed

Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio to make Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturdya, November 17
Their duets "If I Didn’t Know Better" and "When The Right One Comes Along" will be featured on the NASHVILLE soundtrack alongside tracks performed by other cast members including Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton and Charles Esten. Bowen and Palladio will sign advance downloads of the NASHVILLE soundtrack after their Opry performance at Opry Originals located in downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway area at 300 Broadway. Charles Esten made his Opry debut on November 10.

Extras needed for ABC's NASHVILLE
The show is looking for fans of the show to participate as volunteer extras in a series of concert scenes on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Producers are looking for anyone over the age of 18 who is available to work from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. next Tuesday.

Hayden Panettiere Says NASHVILLE Is True-to-Life
"One of the things about this show that's so awesome is how real is it," the 23-year-old actress said on Wednesday's LIVE! WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL. "It truly is a behind-the-scenes of the music industry of what goes on."

GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Poster Released
The artwork provides no hints about what's to come on the show - all it shows is the premiere date, March 31, set in front of a slab of stone. This season of GAME OF THRONES will be based on the first half of "A Storm of Swords," the third book in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

NIP/TUCK's Roma Maffia Lands Multi-Episode Arc In GREY'S ANATOMY
Maffia will play Roberta, a member of the hospital's board, who will first appear in the Nov. 29 episode. With the plane-crash lawsuit ramping up, it seems likely that Roberta and the rest of the board will be pulled into the fray.

EASTENDERS' John Partridge: 'Christian, Syed get right ending'
Speaking on LOOSE WOMEN this afternoon, Partridge confirmed that Christian and Syed won't be leaving in a black cab. "We do not go in a cab, but I'm not saying we go off together either! Whatever the ending is, it is the right ending. It may not necessarily be the ending that people want to see, but I think it's the right ending."

Billy Dee Williams to guest in MODERN FAMILY
In the episode, titled “New Year’s Eve,” Jay (Ed O’Neill) crosses paths with Williams over a game of cards during a family trip to Palm Springs.

Tom Eplin & Lisa Whelchel in a 1985 episode of THE FACTS
OF LIFE that repeated on The Hub on Wednesday
Actress Lisa Whelchel of THE FACTS OF LIFE says she has West Nile virus
The 49-year-old actress, who is competing on SURVIVOR this season, used Facebook and Twitter to announce her illness. Whelchel, who lives in the Dallas suburb of Flower Mound, said a doctor called her Tuesday with blood test results. She says she’s “fine, just tired” and expects to take a year to fully recover.

Liz & Dick exec: 'Producing a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart'
“When we finally decided to hire her, we had serious challenges to deal with… due to her probation and her history,” Larry Thompson said matter of factly, about Lohan. “We had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if’ clauses…What if there is a car accident, What if there is a violation of her probation [and] she would be incarcerated. Those 'what ifs' were plenty.”

Grace Gummer To Recur On THE NEWSROOM
The latest addition to the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s cable news drama is Grace Gummer, who has been tapped for a recurring role playing Hallie Shea, an embedded reporter covering the Mitt Romney campaign.

Aaron Sorkin won't cover General Petraeus story on THE NEWSROOM
"Knowing as little as I do now, which is very little, what I see on the news, read in the paper, I think it’s a great example. Gen Petraeus plainly is a hero in the classic definition—not mine—a physical hero. He puts himself in harm’s way, he’s led men, won battles, protected us. But in a Shakespearean twist, he made a terrible mistake. He made a very human mistake. That is what at least in the short-term he’ll be known for. There’s some evidence that people who have done that can be rehabilitated [ed: cites Bill Clinton], so frankly it’s a story I would love to take on. Unfortunately season 2 of The Newsroom, which began shooting this week, our timeline literally ends the day before the Petraeus story broke, and I can’t include it. Otherwise, I would go there."

Google TV Gets Voice Search and New ‘PrimeTime’ TV Guide

Behind the scenes of NASHVILLE with Jonathan Jackson, Charles Esten & Eric Close
“When the words are as good as these songs it's the easiest thing to do,” explained Charles Esten. “When you have a song that great, and when the scenes are this great, it’s the easiest thing to do.”

1 comment:

  1. RE: EastEnders .. Since we know Christian's on his way to America, I'm guessing we might get a location shoot at Heathrow. They've been known to film there before, as in 2009, when Jack rushed to the airport to stop Ronnie from leaving by grabbing a microphone and screaming "I love you!" over the P.A. (Fingers crosssed.)