Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Linden Ashby; Liberace; Terri Conn & Austin Peck

TEEN WOLF's Linden Ashby on working in daytime soaps
"I started out in theater and then I got a job on a soap in New York. With a soap opera, its everyday, all year long- there’s no downtime and you’re shooting a show a day. You really watch people go through this process; I think I had a twitch in my eye for about the first three months I was on this thing because I was overwhelmed. There is no time to mess up, there’s no time for it, there’s no patience for it. You better be ready to play ball before you walk on that floor. And you see some of the best actors who you will ever have the pleasure to work with and then you see guys who learn tricks to get through the day and everything that you do becomes magnified. The good actors become great and the bad actors become really, really bad."

Movement underway to convince BBC to revamp defunct soap opera ELDORADO, labeled the biggest flop in BBC history
One BBC member told the Daily Telegraph: “There are a lot of us who want Eldorado back. “It was given the chop too quickly and the ratings weren’t that bad and were stabilising just when it was axed, so a lot of people are emailing the new director general to let them know we want it back. If he is brave enough to bring it back I think he will see record audiences.” A spokesman for the BBC said, however, that there were no plans for the soap to return at present.

First Look: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Go Retro for Liberace Biopic
The HBO flick, directed by Steven Soderbergh, finds Douglas tackling the role of Liberace opposite Damon's Scott Thorson, the flamboyant pianist's much younger lover who successfully sued for palimony shortly before Liberace died of AIDS in 1987. Liberace guest starred on ANOTHER WORLD in May-June 1985 and February 1986.

Terri Conn and Austin Peck expecting first child together
Peck (ex-Brad, ATWT; ex-Austin, DAYS) Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT; ex-Aubrey, OLTL), who just celebrated their first anniversary on July 1, are expecting their first child together. "It's official! We [are] having a baby girl!!" Peck posted on his Facebook page. Peck has two sons: Aidan, 10, and Roman, 7 and Conn has a daughter, Julia, 8, from previous marriages.

B&B's Ronn Moss injured in car accident
Moss (Ridge) and his wife Devin DeVasquez suffered injuries when they were involved in an eight-car accident on Friday, July 27. The couple spent the night in the ER but were not significantly harmed.

Josh Charles to Make Directorial Debut This Season on THE GOOD WIFE
Charles will helm this season’s sixth episode, which marks the arrival of recurring guest star Amanda Peet.

The 20 Most-Watched Ads Ever on YouTube
No. 1: Angry Birds Trailer with 74 million views.

AMC says "Put the zombies back on TV", Zombies take to the streets of New York City

Y&R's Jeanne Cooper on why she wrote a book
"I got so tired of people saying, 'Write a book,' 'Why don't you write a book?' and I could finally shut them up," she says with a throaty laugh. "I swear to heavens if they asked one more time, 'Why don't you write a book?' I thought I'd throw up."

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