Friday, January 18, 2013

NEWS ROUNDUP: Meredith Vieira Daytime Talker? THE GROVE To Screen In Macon! Robin Givens Joins 90210

Meredith Vieira in Talks with NBCU for Daytime Show
Meredith Vieira, the former co-host of NBC’s TODAY show, is in talks with another division of NBCUniversal about hosting a syndicated talk show.

The daytime series would start no sooner than September 2014, people with knowledge of the discussions said. The people insisted on anonymity because the discussions were private and could end without a deal for a new show.

Crystal Chappell to screen THE GROVE at The Macon Film Festival
Chappell will screen the pilot episode of her latest web series THE GROVE at the Cox Capitol Theatre, on Friday, February 15.

Robin Givens to guest star in 90210
[SPOILER ALERT] Givens is set to take on the role of Cheryl, Elizabeth (Keke Palmer) and Jordan's (Robbie Jones) sophisticated East Coast mother who is on the fast-track to political greatness. Cheryl is willing to go to great lengths to protect and preserve her pristine family image.

Jones is set to make his debut on the CW soap as Jordan, an intelligent publisher who may be a potential new love interest for Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) in the second half of the season.

CORONATION STREET actor Andrew Lancel in court over child sex offenses
Lancel, 42, from Gateacre, Liverpool is accused of five counts of indecent assault on a child under 16. The actor, who played Frank Foster in the ITV soap, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Liverpool Crown Court under his real name, Andrew Watkinson.
His next hearing will be April 15 when he will be expected to enter a plea with a trial date set for June 3.

Scandal Postmortem: Shonda Rhimes Answers Burning Questions
Telling Mellie he wants a divorce was not a fleeting comment. "We will see him make an effort to see if divorce is possible," executive producer Shonda Rhimes told reporters. Still, not everyone will believe him. "Some people will assume this is part of the accident and some people will think that it is very, very real. I think he's done pretending. For a very long time, he's been a man who has wanted to be done pretending and hasn't had the opportunity to walk away from this life that he feels caged into. He's a man who has everything and hates having everything. He tried to do it once last season, but now he feels that this is really his chance."

Matt Bomer Launches WHITE COLLAR Inspired Clothing Collection
The line will be available to the public this Tuesday. Look out for his collection of ties, bow ties and pocket squares at the Gilt Groupe. All proceeds for the sale go to Project A.L.S.

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