Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NEWS: Real SMASH 'Hit List' Concert; TV's Highest-Paid Actors; Casey Jon Deidrick on Leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES; DWTS; Scott Evans

DOWNTON ABBEY Characters Drawn As "The Simpsons"
Amazing cartoons by Belgian artist Adrien Noterdaem.

SMASH Musical 'Hit List' Is Actually Happening
"Hit List," one of the musicals that took shape during Season 2 of SMASH, is becoming a real show. SMASH stars Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus are attached to star in a "Hit List" concert at 54 Below in New York.

According to 54 Below, the "Hit List" concert will feature a score written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, and Lucie Silvas. Look for the special shows to include additional songs from the composers that were intended for the show but never made it to air.

Ashton Kutcher Tops Forbes List Of TV's Highest-Paid Actors
Patrick Dempsey ($13 million) and Michael C. Hall ($10 million) made the list.

Netflix Pursues Deals with U.S. Pay-TV Operators
Netflix is in talks with several U.S. cable operators, including Comcast and Suddenlink, to make its streaming service available as an app on distributors’ set-top boxes, WSJ reports. The operators believe Netflix users are more likely to buy more expensive, faster broadband connections, and believe joint-programming deals with Netflix may offer a way to gain leverage in their carriage negotiations with programmers.

Garrett Clayton joins THE FOSTERS
Clayton has joined the hour-long drama in a recurring capacity as Chase, a handsome and charming high school senior who recruits Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) to join the crew of the school play. He first appears in the second episode of the winter season, which kicks off in January.

Casey Jon Deidrick on leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES and the role of Chad DiMera
“I think that Chad is a very important role," he told Soap Opera Digest. "I feel like carrying on the DiMera name is important for the show. If the show decided to recast Chad, I wouldn’t be opposed to it. The show must go on. But if they ever asked me to come back and do a couple of episodes here and there, I would never be opposed to doing that.”

Hector Elizondo returning to GREY'S ANATOMY as Callie's Father
Elizondo will appear in a Callie-centric episode slated to air in November, but further details on why Carlos resurfaces are being kept under wraps.

Corbin Bleu's DANCING WITH THE STARS Blog: A ‘Most Memorable’ Dedication
"At the end of the day, yes I want to score high and have the correct technique for the Foxtrot, but my true number 1 priority when it comes to this dance is letting my sisters know how much I love them."

EDITOR'S NOTE: In case you missed it, here's Elizabeth Berkley & Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Jive to "I'm So Excited," inspired by Jessie Spano's caffeine pill freakout on SAVED BY THE BELL.

Soap stars spice up new online show BEACON HILL
Crystal Chappell, Ricky Paull Goldin and Sarah Brown were among the stars filming scenes last week for the original online series set to debut next spring.

“I’m totally in love with it,” Chappell told the Boston Herald during a break in filming on location in Lincoln last week. “We have such incredible freedom to tell the story we want to tell.”

THE GOOD WIFE: Kalinda's New Love Interest Cut From Season 5
Juliet Rylance — who was set to debut in last month’s premiere as Holly, a whip-smart Assistant State’s Attorney who shares a past with Kalinda — will not be turning up after all.

Rylance did shoot several scenes for the Sept. 29 opener, but they were cut for time, per a Good Wife insider, who stresses that the English actress was technically only committed to doing one episode (with the possibility of it evolving into a recurring gig).

ARCHER's Jessica Walter Joins TV Land's JENNIFER FALLS
Created by Matthew Carlson, JENNIFER FALLS revolves around Jennifer, a career woman and mother (Jaime Pressly) who must move back in with her own mom with her daughter in tow after being let go from her high-profile job.

Walter will play Maggie, Jennifer's mother, described as a charming, narcissistic psychotherapist with boundary issues who's warm and welcoming to her daughter -- but maybe too welcoming.

The CW trims REIGN masturbation scene
The pilot for 16th century-based castle drama REIGN featured a steamy masturbation scene in the version that was sent to advertisers and media after the show made the network’s schedule last May. But the final cut of the episode that was recently sent to critics and will air on the network this week has been toned down.

Christopher Cousins joins REVOLUTION
The ANOTHER WORLD and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum will play high-ranking Patriot Victor Doyle, who’s on a collision course with Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito).

ALL MY CHILDREN alum Denise Vasi gets married
Denise Vasi (ex-Randi, ALL MY CHILDREN) and acclaimed music video director Anthony Mandler tied the knot on October 12 in California. Jennifer Hudson, who serenaded the bride as she walked down the aisle, tweeted, "Congrats! Honored to sing for your special day!" Vasi's close friends Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Madison, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) were among the attendees.

10 TV characters who never change their clothes (and why)
Examples from current shows including GAME OF THRONES to THE WALKING DEAD to AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

'Goodfellas' Duo Prep Mafia Drama for Discovery
Discovery Communications is teaming with Academy Award-nominated Goodfellas duo Irwin Winkler and Nicholas Pileggi for its first scripted drama series, THE FIVE FAMILIES. The drama marks the first series to invoke the real figures and actual events in the history of the Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo Mafia families -- also known as the famed five crime families of New York.

Amazon Moves in With P&G
The e-commerce giant is quietly setting up shop inside the warehouses of a number of important suppliers as it works to open up the next big frontier for Internet sales: everyday products like toilet paper, diapers and shampoo.

Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE actor Scott Evans (ex-Fish) posts nude selfies online
Be warned if you click the link. Evans lets it all hang out.

1 comment:

  1. Chris Evans is not so much hanging out as he is poking out....