Thursday, November 21, 2013

NEWS: Paula Garces Welcomes Son; Kevin G. Schmidt Shooting 'The Hill'; Shonda Rhimes to Release Memoir in 2015; Is Josh Bowman Leaving REVENGE?

ALL MY CHILDREN aired for the final time on New Zealand's SABC3 on Tuesday
Lefa Afrika, acting head of SABC3 said; “Although it is a very well-made soapie, audience ratings have been declining on our channel and we have had to make a business decision to discontinue the show."

Paula Garces Welcomes Son Antonio Andres
The ALL MY CHILDREN and DEVIOUS MAIDS star, 39, and her husband Antonio Hernandez welcomed their first child together on Wednesday. Son Antonio Andres Hernandez was born at 4:40 p.m. weighing in at 7 lbs., 5 oz and measuring 20½ inches long.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS alum Kevin G. Schmidt shooting short film, The Hill
Schmidt portrays the main character, Jeff, once a high school sports hero.

“It’s about a high school football champion, who scores the winning touchdown for the championship game in the fourth quarter with 15 seconds to go,” producer Dana Altman explains. “We pick the story up after he graduated from high school. He marries young and has a child.”

Is Josh Bowman Leaving REVENGE?
"I'm trying to pitch a Daniel death by the end of the season," says Bowman, who plans to express his concerns to the producers. "I love working on the show, but I'm just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it's been so hard for me to play."

Shonda Rhimes to Release Memoir in 2015
“Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom,” said Rhimes, whose book will offer inspiration and advice along with tales from her personal life. “But I have made a lot of mistakes as a single mother and as a working mother and as a sleepless mother and as a dating mother. And I did all of it while running a bunch of TV shows. So I’m going to write about that and hope my kids don’t use it against me in therapy later.”

Elizabeth Hurley joins THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
Hurley is set to join the CW breakout hit in the voiceover role of Alice, the voice of ULTRA's very own super-computer who will stir up some trouble for our young paranormal gang when she makes her debut later this season.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Find out where and when next season will take place
Co-creator Ryan Murphy tells EW that he will begin dropping hints about season 4 around episode 11, but he will say that, “It’s not contemporary.” He adds: “It’s either going to shoot in New Orleans or it’s going to shoot in Santa Fe.”

Laurence Fishburne To Produce & Star In HBO Drama Based On Walter Mosley’s Socrates Fortlow Novels
The pay cable network is developing THE RIGHT MISTAKE, a drama series from Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Prods. and Fox Television Studios, which is based on the series of novels by Mosley featuring the character of Socrates Fortlow: an ex-convict who seeks redemption–while battling inner demons and external forces–after serving 27 years in prison.

Khandi Alexander Talks Secret SCANDAL Role
"Mark Wilding, the executive producer, called me and he said, 'I can't tell you anything about her, but you are going to play mama Pope. But you can't tell anybody. Yes or no?' It was a yes and I told no one. I was thrilled they called, I'm elated to play this role."

ONCE UPON A TIME stars Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin Expecting First Child
The co-stars first met on the series and went public with their romance in April 2012.

Leighton Meester Engaged to Adam Brody
The former GOSSIP GIRL, 27, and the former THE O.C. star, 33, whom sources confirmed were dating earlier this year, have been notoriously hush-hush about their relationship.

Ian Somerhalder’s Life Is Getting The Comic Book Treatment
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES star is getting his very own comic from Bluewater titled Fame, about his life as an actor, with a large focus on his environmental work.

Kym Valentine Settles Lawsuit With NEIGHBOURS Producers
Valentine spent a decade playing Libby Kennedy on the Australian soap between 1994 and 2004 before taking a break following the birth of her daughter, but returned to the show in 2007. She took indefinite leave from her work in 2011 after checking into a private hospital suffering from exhaustion and has not returned to the show since. In July, Valentine took legal action against NEIGHBOURS production company FreemantleMedia Australia, legal director Steven Rosser and the show's former producers Susan Bower and Neal Kingston, accusing them of unlawful discrimination.

Spontaneous recall of Nationwide marketing up 35% following ITV CORRIE product placement
Nationwide Building Society is this week celebrating two years of product placement during ITV's CORONATION STREET, with one in 10 viewers stating their opinion of Nationwide was improved or greatly improved over the period.

Since the deal began in 2011, ITV and Nationwide have worked with research specialists Nielsen, SPA, YouGov and IPSOS to understand the effect of the placement on viewers’ perceptions; and have discovered that the long term aspect of the placement has improved viewers’ perceptions of Nationwide’s brand fit with CORONATION STREET, with viewers significantly more likely to see the brand "as part of everyday life."

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