NEWS ROUNDUP: J.R. Martinez, Bobbie Eakes, Steve Burton, Terri Conn, Jennifer Hudson

J.R. Martinez returns to Fort Campbell
Martinez will be at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line Friday to sign copies of his new book, "Full of Heart," his personal story of survival and recovery after being injured in Iraq. He once served in the 101st Airborne Division.

ALL MY CHILDREN alum Bobbie Eakes participating in "SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert"
The holiday season kicks off Wednesday, December 5 with the return of "SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert" benefiting Desert AIDS Project at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, CA. An all-star cast brings together performers from the worlds of film, television, Broadway and the music industry to get you in to the spirit of the season as they perform your favorite holiday songs at this one night only "cavalcade of stars" extravaganza.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Eakes is currently starring in indie soap hit FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES.

NASHVILLE Check-in: The Best New Drama of the Fall Is Still Singing
"Like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS before it, NASHVILLE has the subtle temerity to treat its characters like adults. And, in doing so, it treats its audience the same way."

Mansion from NASHVILLE on sale for $19.5 million
Built in 1999, the 20,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home features a chic rustic interior. The mansion belongs to character Rayna James on the show.

Is NBC in Legal Trouble Over Ray Romano's Character Name on PARENTHOOD?
According to the U.S. Trademark Office, there are about 250,000 new marks registered each year. Everytime a TV show writer creates a character name, there's a chance of stumbling upon a surname that is not only protected, but has the potential of causing confusion.

For the past few weeks, NBCUniversal has been trading letters with an attorney for Rizzoli Publications, a publishing house that specializes in coffee table books on art, architecture, interior design and, oh yes, photography.

Rizzoli Publications claims that PARENTHOOD has spawned a character that infringes upon its trademark rights to "Rizzoli."

Duke has a class on THE O.C.
"THE O.C. and the Self-Aware Culture of the 21st Century."

Deidre Hall Cosmetics
“We all have flaws: imperfect skin, dark circles, thinning lips, etc. Having spent 35 years being shot from every angle by an unforgiving TV camera, I have learned a great deal about beauty survival. To my delight, these ‘secrets’ translate easily into a woman’s everyday life. I feel strongly that there are certain products that are essential to every beauty regimen. With the help of my friend, professional make-up artist Michael Marcus, I have created a convenient travel-size bag of essentials that is perfect for every woman who wants to improve her appearance and retain a youthful look.”

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Scott Reeves and Steve Burton join Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Burton tweeted: "As you know, there are many victims of Sandy and tremendous devastation. A lot of people are still without and will be for months to come. My prayers have been and still are with them. My good friend Linda Rohe @coastalent1 and her neighborhood in East Atlantic Beach, NY is suffering. I'm not there so I don't know the reality of the struggles, only what Linda has told me. If she says it's bad, I know it's worse. Linda has continued to work and has been driving out there to help. I want to help. I want to be there, but due to my schedule I cannot be. A lot of you have been asking, so here's the plan. Gift Cards. I'll be sending gift cards from Costco and Target. We have determined that this is the best way to get them what they need. So if you would like to help, please send a gift card from one of these places, Costco or Target. Linda will not only buy supplies but also give out the cards to those who are in great need. Every little bit helps. Please send gift card if you can."

Austin Peck and Terri Conn welcome baby girl
Keira Grace Peck weighed 7 pounds.

SMASH's Jennifer Hudson, MODERN FAMILY's Sarah Hyland Join Five Sequel at Lifetime
Five 2 will address mental illness and, like the first collection of shorts, be exec produced by Jennifer Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri.

Samm Levine, Sunkrish Bala and GREY'S ANATOMY's Chelsea Harris have joined the drama from American Pie 2's David H. Steinberg.

SCANDAL President a little bit of Obama & a lot of Clinton
"I just thought this was such a great, fun piece of material and a potentially fantastic role that I just wanted to give it a shot," Tony Goldwyn says. "And when I heard that Kerry Washington was going to be playing Olivia Pope, I barely had to read the script."

Lindsay Lohan’s New PR Team Rogers & Cowan Pulls Her Out Of Barbara Walter’s ’20/20′ Interview At The Last Minute
Lohan was scheduled to be on the show November 16 for an interview with Walters.

Ashley Judd for U.S. Senate?
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D., Ky.) tells the Louisville Courier-Journal that Judd's fame would ensure that campaign funds would "pour in" for her.

Men of CBS "Shirt Off" Feature

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