NEWS: GLEE Episode Hits Close To Home For Newtown; Alicia Minshew Headed To "My Big Gay Italian Wedding"; Cady McClain Talks AMC Return

The Newtown Bee: GLEE May Be A Little Close To Home Tonight
In its three-plus seasons to date GLEE has dealt with the issues of suicide, bullying, and domestic violence. School shootings, unfortunately, are not unheard of in this country. Andrew Paley just thinks it’s a little soon for the subject to be covered by a show with such a young fanbase, including many residents of Newtown.

“I think it’s terrible that the writers and producers of that show didn’t think to contact someone in Newtown to let us know this was coming,” Sandy Hook resident Andrew Paley said of his hope to spread the word to fellow residents. “A lot of people watch that show. They shouldn't be upset by it.”

HBO has announced a partnership with Eleni's New York bakery to launch a line of cookies based around some of the network's most popular TV shows.

The cookie sets can either be purchased online, at HBO's New York City store or on Eleni's website. They range in price from $10 to $55 and are said to be fairly large in size. Eleni's promises that all of the bakery's cookies are peanut and tree-nut free, and made in an OU Kosher Certified facility.

How much good TV is too much?
TV critic Alan Sepinwall writes: "This used to be a pretty simple job when I first became a TV critic. There were the Big Four networks, plus the WB and UPN and the occasional HBO or PBS production that demanded a write-up. It was easy to stay current with all the new shows. Then HBO got more serious about original scripted programming, and the rest of cable followed, and suddenly there were new dramas and sitcoms popping up all over the place, even as the original broadcast networks were shifting more towards reality TV. This TV season is the first time I've began to feel like there may, in fact, be too much good TV."

Cady McClain on the Return of ALL MY CHILDREN
What was it like reuniting with old co-stars such as Julia Barr [Brooke], David Canary [Adam] and Ray MacDonnell [Joe]? "I love these people on a very deep level. I've known them since I was a teenager! And they didn't need to come back. I have a feeling they returned because the show meant something to them, the way it means to me. It was also a sign to me that things were going to be done the right way this time and that the vets would not be standing around serving tea and only talking about their kids. These shows are grounded in generations of fans and their families. In my opinion, Prospect Park really understands this, but they also, along with Agnes, understand that ALL MY CHILDREN is about being modern and progressive. I feel like there is a good balance of all things right now."

ALL MY CHILDREN's Alicia Minshew to perform in "My Big Gay Italian Wedding"
Minshew will take over the role of Aunt Toniann in "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" on May 4 and 11. Minshew is taking over for Kim Sozzi, who will take a short leave of absence. Directed by Sonia Blangiardo, written by Anthony J. Wilkinson and featuring music and lyrics by David James Boyd, "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" is currently playing at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre.

Survey: TV Boosting Same-Sex Marriage Support
The survey by Ipsos MediaCT found that 18 percent of viewers 13-64 say that TV has changed their opinion of same-sex marriage in a positive way. Ten percent said TV affected their opinion negatively.

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