Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NEWS: Eden Riegel On Bianca's Love Life, Alex Steele Leaving DEGRASSI, Bill Tarmey's Devastation, GH50 Interviews, GAME OF THRONES Renewed

ALL MY CHILDREN's Eden Riegel on Bianca's love life: 'They're being very secretive'
"They're being very secretive and I can't reveal anything and some of it has to do with -- Bianca was very affected by what happened at the end of the show -- the big cliffhanger and her family is very affected by it, so if I tell you what's going on with her romantically, it's a big reveal."

Soaps Remain the Main Event at Daytime Emmy
While this year’s program has not yet been set, Daytime Emmys senior exec director David Michaels says he doesn’t see that traditional lineup changing. And CBS senior veep of daytime Angelica McDaniel says it makes sense that soaps still get top billing when it comes to the awards show — not that other programs should be ignored.

Michael Le Vell told he does have a future in CORONATION STREET if cleared of child sex charges
In an emotional meeting, producers Kieran Roberts and Steve Blackburn hugged Michael and told him they would be supporting him.

Good feud guide: Tweet over food pic sparks CORONATION STREET stars' spat
Charlie Condou and Antony Cotton, who sources say do not see eye to eye, are said to have fallen out over an acid-tongued comment made online.

"He was devastated": Bill Tarmey's daughter reveals shocking effect son's brain tumor had on CORONATION STREET star
When Bill Tarmey left behind his beloved character Jack Duckworth after more than 30 years, only his family knew the real reason behind his decision to quit.

Cory Monteith's Rehab Stint: How GLEE Will Handle Finn's Storyline
Finn (Monteith's character) would have been in the final two episodes of the season had he not checked into rehab, which means storylines now have to be changed. The writers are finding an organic way to handle his absence, as when his character joined the army at the beginning of season four. The season finale will revolve around New Directions competing at Regionals, and production is set to wrap no later than April 24.

Alex Steele leaving DEGRASSI
Steele, who plays fan favorite Tori on TeenNick's long-running hit drama, will not be returning for the 13th season.

"I'm very proud of my time on DEGRASSI and feel very lucky to have worked with such an amazing cast and crew," Alex tells us in a statement. "I've decided to take on a new focus pursuing film. I have a few opportunities already in the works and am excited to get started!"

Meet the RAVENSWOOD characters
The new drama finds five strangers suddenly connected by a fatal curse that haunts the city, prompting them to dig into their hometown’s mysterious past before it’s too late.

TVLine got the scoop on three Ravenswood series regulars who will make their debut during PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’ third annual Halloween special, which will introduce the off-shoot’s titular city and its residents.

HBO’s GAME OF THRONES Renewed For Fourth Season
On the heels of its big Season 3 premiere on Sunday, HBO‘s hit fantasy series GAME OF THRONES has been renewed for a fourth season.

At Least 1 Million Nerds Pirated the GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Premiere
Approximately 1 million cord-cutters, using the speedy BitTorrent protocol, elected to illicitly download the television's show's season three premiere.

Bravo Discusses Mixing Advertising With Its Shows
Sponsorship agreements known as branded entertainment, content marketing and native advertisin, are becoming common on Bravo, part of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment division of NBCUniversal. And as the channel plans its programming lineup for 2013-14 during what is called the upfront season, more sponsorships that integrate advertising into shows are planned.

Hayden Panettiere’s New Interview: ‘I Was Born To Be A Mother’
"I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, ‘Your life ends—you’re never going to be able to do anything again!’ And I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."

Five Amazing, Ridiculous Soap Opera Plots
The Village Voice lists the most absurd soap storylines of all time (so far).

Selling Hulu Is Just One Way Its Future Could Unfold
Disney and News Corp. are exploring the possibility of selling Hulu, Reuters reported last week. It’s yet another turn in a very twisty road the streaming service has been on since its inception–but far from the only way this could play out, according to insiders.

Anthony Geary talks with USA Today about GENERAL HOSPITAL's 50th Anniversary (Video)
He also discusses his reunion with Genie Francis.

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson answer viewer Tweets

Finola Hughes Turns to Direct First Film 'The Bet'
"About five years ago I started directing theater in Santa Barbara, which is where I live, and out of the blue I was offered the chance to direct The Bet by Jack Presnal, the founder of CFSSB," Hughes told TV Guide. "I loved the idea that everybody on the film would be doing jobs they'd never done before -- no money, just for the love of it -- and what a great thing that would be for the community of Santa Barbara. I instantly said yes. Didn't think twice. There's great bravery in ignorance."

The SESAC Awards with the cast of NASHVILLE

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