Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NEWS: Gillian Wright Leaving EASTENDERS; Nia Peeples; CW Flash Series; Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Divorce; BREAKING BAD Exhibit

Gillian Wright leaving EASTENDERS
Wright is shooting her final scenes this week, with her last moments on screen due to air in October. Wright first appeared on the BBC soap as Jean Slater in late 2004, before being made a regular member in 2007.

The actress has won several awards for her portrayal of the bipolar disorder sufferer, including Best Actress at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Mom, Nia Peeples, Reveals Her Ultimate Beauty Secret: Love Yourself
Peeples said she had seen too many women measure themselves against picture-perfect images of TV characters, and she felt compelled to change the conversation about beauty.

“I just felt like this is really disingenuous. I felt like there needs to be a conversation about redefining beauty,” said Peeples, who was included among People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2008. “Health and beauty is not just about what you apply. If you don’t have it together on the inside, then nothing else is going to matter.”

CW Boss: Netflix Is Really, Really Important to Our Business Model
As a network, the CW loses money, since its overall low ratings bring in only modest ad revenue. But as Mark Pedowitz explained to reporters Tuesday at the TV Critics Association press tour, CW shows such as SUPERNATURAL and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES are actually very profitable thanks in no small part to a deal with Netflix that yields millions of dollars in extra revenue for the streaming rights to each season of those shows.

So what would happen if, as it recently did with Viacom, Netflix decided it no longer wanted to be the CW's streaming sugar daddy? Pedowitz said he believed the CW would survive "in some form," with another subscription video on demand service (such as Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus) making a deal for the CW's programming pipeline.

The CW Puts Flash on Fast Track, Hits Pause on Wonder Woman, Lets Fly With Big Arrow Spoiler
The DC Comics hero Flash is, fittingly, on the fast-track to get his own series on The CW, it was announced Tuesday morning at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour.

“We plan to introduce… the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen” — one of Flash’s multiple alter egos across DC lore — during Season 2 of ARROW, network boss Mark Pedowitz explained. Hoping to firm up The CW’s footing in the DC universe, “We felt this was a very organic way to get there.”

REIGN Star Adelaide Kane on Her Show: 'It's Not the History Channel'
The CW is turning its lens on history with period drama REIGN, the untold story of Mary Queen of Scots and her rise to power.

The series follows Mary's (Adelaide Kane) rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The drama is described as the secret history of survival in the French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue.

"In each episode, we'll educate people on what element of history helps our story," executive producer Laurie McCarthy told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. "There is a certain amount of latitude in terms of dramatizing events."

Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Divorce
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES star, 31, and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS actress, 29, met in 2007 on the set of their film Killer Movie. They were married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011.

Lifetime Orders Marti Noxon Drama Pilot UNREAL Based On Indie Short ‘Sequin Raze’
Marti Noxon and Shapiro wrote UNREAL, which goes behind-the-scenes of a hit competition dating show to follow the experiences of a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with (and among) the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s producers demand. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

Joe Dempsie remembers the SKINS legacy, Chris and screaming fans
"Skins was such a nuts period in my life and for everyone involved. None of us expected it to kick off in the way that it did. I think only now, with the return of some of the old characters for the new series, we can take a step back from it all and realize quite how much people did love that show and how much they loved the characters."

BREAKING BAD Fans Will Love the Museum Of The Moving Image NYC Exhibit [PHOTOS]
If you're a fan of BREAKING BAD, and especially of Bryan Cranston's iconic character Walter White, then you'll love the new exhibit "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad" at the Museum Of The Moving Image in New York City.

New Downton Abbey cast mates Nigel Harman and Raquel Cassidy seen in costume for first time in shot of servants
The new cast members, who will be taking part in life downstairs in the house, posed alongside their fellow servants during an event for Scope’s Britain Cares campaign for local care support for disabled people. Looking right at home the former TEACHERS actress and EASTENDERS actor were more than happy to do their bit in between filming for the fourth season of the popular ITV show.

Fans of THE BORGIAS took their Save The Show campaign to TCA, hiring a plane to hover over theShowtime-sponsored outdoor lunch
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins referenced the stunt during the network executive session, which followed. “I feel bad about the money being spent,” he said, adding that he also encountered what he described as a “paid protester” on his way in. Nevins also re-addressed the reasons for canceling BORGIAS and scrapping the idea of a movie that would wrap up the story. “We looked hard at looking a two-hour finale but the economics didn't make sense,” Nevins said. “It came to a good stopping point.”

Michael B. Jordan Tells Bill Simmons: I'm Making a Basketball-Themed TV Show
It's unclear whether the series would follow a high school, college or professional basketball team.

"I just think Detroit is such an interesting city. The automotive industry kind of destroyed that town when they went away and started outsourcing jobs and stuff like that. We'll talk," joked Jordan, who grew up in Newark, N.J., and considers himself a fan of Michigan State's basketball program.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sad to hear that Gillian Wright is leaving. She is such a phenomenal actress.