NEWS: Chandler Massey, Crystal Chappell, Jason Priestley, New ARCHERS Editor Sean O'Connor

Chandler Massey on leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES once his contract expires
"It began at the Emmys, where I commented that I want to go back to school, which I do, and everyone just assumed I’m leaving," Massey explains. “This is what I meant! My contract is up in December. Right now, I will tell you that no decision has been made. I will weigh all my options and hopefully work it all out. I will tell you, I love the show. I love the story and Will. No matter what decision I make, Will is always going to be a part of my life. But at this moment, nothing is official."

Crystal Chappell previews Season 4 of VENICE
"I always say to myself when I start the next season, I kind of want to scale if back because it’s a really big production, and I always end up going bigger. So there you go. You know what, there’ a lot of love in it. Just a lot of change. The entire family dynamic changes this season. It’s pretty pivotal. Ani, Lara, Gina, there is a lot of push and pull that will go on there. Ani’s brother Jake is heavily involved in that. Gina’s not happy that Sara is there, so there is a contentious relationship growing. There are some surprises with Sara as well."

Jason Priestley Signs to Write Memoir
The former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star promises to dish new details about his time on the iconic '90s show.

New editor of THE ARCHERS previously worked on HOLLYOAKS and FOOTBALLERS' WIVES
Sean O'Connor, who was on Monday given the top job on the long-running Radio 4 rural soap opera, includes stints making EASTENERS, HOLLYOAKS and FOOTBALLERS' WIVES.

"I'm honored to take the reins of our national epic drama and to build on the extraordinary achievements of Vanessa Whitburn who dedicated much of her career to this unique cultural institution," Sean O'Connor said.

Gwyneth Williams, the controller of Radio 4, added: "THE ARCHERS is our most loved and longstanding daily drama and the job of editor carries great responsibility and trust. Sean is steeped in story-telling and will be working with the immensely talented ARCHERS team in Birmingham so I am extremely pleased to be welcoming him back to Ambridge."

DOCTOR WHO writer Neil Gaiman: a black actor has already turned down the role of the Doctor
“I know one black actor who was already offered the part of the Doctor, and who turned it down,” said Gaiman, writing on his blog.

Pushed by a fan to reveal the name of the star, Gaiman added “You can ask, but seeing that it was something I was told in confidence by the actor in question, you won’t get an answer.”

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