Thursday, January 3, 2013

NEWS ROUNDUP: DOWNTON's Lesley Nicols Visits ONCE UPON A TIME; DAYS Chloe Spoiler; DOCTOR WHO Stamps

DOWNTON ABBEY's Lesley Nicol to guest on ONCE UPON A TIME
Nicol has signed onto ONCE UPON A TIME for a mysterious upcoming role. “As a Huge #DowntonAbbey Fan I’m very excited @lesley_nicol is coming to #OnceUponATime!” tweeted Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming on the show (to which LOST showrunner Damon Lindelof replied, “It is unfair that England gets to see DOWNTON ABBEY before us because we beat them in a war”).

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Is Back — With a Bombshell

Chloe reveals to Daniel that Parker is Daniel's son. Bjorlin returns to DAYS OF OUR LIVES on Friday, January 4.

11 DOCTOR WHO stamps now available
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO, Britain’s Royal Mail is releasing a series of stamps featuring the 11 actors who have held the title role, the British postal service announced Wednesday. Everyone from William Hartnell, who first portrayed the Doctor from 1963-66, to Matt Smith, the current star, will be included.

BBC sees a big jump in Iplayer traffic
According to a blog post from the BBC, 77 million requests for TV and Radio programs were made between December 22 and January 1. DOCTOR WHO, with around 1.5 million views, was the most requested show followed by EASTENDERS.

HBO Sued Over Alleged Horse Abuse Cover-Up On LUCK
The former director of the American Humane Association’s film and production unit alleges she was fired because she urged the AHA to report the alleged abuse of horses on the set of the HBO series.

SVU Books Nia Vardalos and LOSTt's Harold Perrineau, Marcia Gay Harden to Return
Vardalos will appear in an upcoming episode as Counselor Minonna Efron, whose client is on trial for assault and murder. The episode is set to air on Jan. 30 and will also feature THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Victoria Rowell and a cameo by THE HOWARD STERN SHOW's Fred Norris.

Perrineau will play a career criminal named Brian Traymor on Feb. 6

AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Scott Bryce stars in "Small World" at Stray Kats in Newtown
The two-character comedy imagines encounters between Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky, centered on Disney's use of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in the groundbreaking film "Fantasia."

Prime Minister Finds Soap Opera’s Turkish Delights In Bad Taste
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist, was so offended by THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY that he recently vented his outrage, worrying that viewers at home and abroad might take this to be the real Suleiman the Magnificent.

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