Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NEWS: TV's Highest Paid Stars; Jessica Stroup, Dylan Bruce, Lindsey Morgan Land New Roles; Store Clerk Injured During Hoff Sign Theft

TV's Highest Paid Stars: What They Earn
A full list of salaries for more than 150 stars appears in this week's of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, August 22.

Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy): $47 million
Katie Couric (Katie): $10 million
Michael Strahan (Live with Kelly and Michael): $4 million
Sharon Osbourne (The Talk): $1 million
Aisha Tyler (The Talk): $500,000

90210's Jessica Stroup becomes series regular on THE FOLLOWING
Stroup will play Max, the niece of Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). She’s an NYPD cop, currently working in the Intel Division. Max reconnects with Ryan and she becomes a valuable ally.

Dylan Bruce joins Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic
AS THE WORLD TURNS alum and ORPHAN BLACK star Bruce will play Bartholomew “Bart” Winslow, the trophy husband of Corrine (Heather Graham), a recent widow who puts her four children into a pretty terrible situation at her parents’ mansion after their father’s death. A disturbing family secret causes the children’s grandmother, Olivia (Ellen Burstyn), to lock the children in the attic, where the oldest boy (Mason Dye) and girl (Kiernan Shipka) develop an inappropriate bond.

Former GENERAL HOSPITAL actress Lindsey Morgan joins CW's THE 100
Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship called the Ark housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.

Morgan will play the "smart, skilled and fiercely determined Raven, the youngest mechanical engineer the Ark has seen in 52 years," according to the official character description. "Upon learning about the 100, she is desperate to be reunited with with her friends on the ground."

Alexander Skarsgard's TRUE BLOOD Season 7 Fate Revealed
Showrunner Brian Buckner tells TVLine: "I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of TRUE BLOOD. He will be a series regular."

Store clerk critically injured after another David Hasselhoff sign theft
The Hoff signs feature the Y&R alum advertising iced coffee. Officials say more than 500 of them have been stolen from stores in several states in recent months.

Authorities say a 36-year-old clerk at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton saw a man put the signs into an SUV shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the worker was struck and dragged by the SUV and landed on his head.

Police say the clerk is hospitalized in critical condition, and authorities are looking for the suspects. The employee's name hasn't been released.

Two new dramas move into a BREAKING BAD studio in New Mexico
ABQ Studios said an NBC drama called THE NIGHT SHIFT and a new ABC series called KILLER WOMEN will be produced at its massive soundstage facility.

Judd Nelson to Go Undercover for Major NIKITA Final Season Arc
Nelson is joining the CW spy thriller for its final season, playing a deep-cover operative working for the nefarious duo of Amanda and The Shop’s Mr. Jones.

GAME OF THRONES recasting Tommen?
According to, the role of Prince Tommen Baratheon has been recast for season 4 and will now be played by an older actor, Dean-Charles Chapman.

Rashida Jones Developing CW Dramedy With Sister Producing
LADYBALLS, , which hails from Warner Bros. Television, revolves around two twenty-something estranged friends in search of love in New York who are reunited after learning that they've been dating the same guy. When their plot to humiliate the two-timer goes viral, they realize the "payback" business is a lucrative one and set up a clandestine business to continue bringing down the hand of justice for those who have been wronged.

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