Sunday, November 3, 2013

NEWS: Lea Michele, Brandon Barash & Kirsten Storms, Derek Martin, Kerry Washington, Bobbie Eakes

GLEE's Lea Michele: Kate Hudson Helped Me Get Through Losing Cory Monteith
"I called her and said, I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]," Michele tells Elle in a new interview. "She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing."

Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms take in a World Series game
Since Brandon Barash just finished shooting an indie film, he decided to spend some down time at Busch Stadium watching his childhood team, the St. Louis Cardinals, in the World Series.

"I was born and raised in Creve Coeur," said Barash, who played Johnny Zacchara on GENERAL HOSPITAL from 2007 until this past season. "But my family moved, so I didn't do the St. Louis high-school thing."

Former EASTENDERS actor Derek Martin will reprise his role as cab driver Charlie Slater for Christmas
Details of the upcoming return are being kept closely under wraps, but the character's reasons for returning are expected to involve his daughter Kat Slater, played by Jessie Wallace. Martin has already completed filming his scenes for the one episode return.

Danny Dyer could become EASTENDERS' top earner - if he secures ratings boost
The 36-year-old could pocket up to £250,000 next year if fans like his Christmas Day arrival as Mick Carter, the new Queen Vic landlord.

SCANDAL's Kerry Washington talks lesbian rumors, homophobia in Hollywood, and her fierce commitment to fighting for equality
"For our show in particular, because it represents such diversity on so many levels, sexual orientation included, it means a lot," Washington said in an Advocate interview. "I always want to be a part of work that speaks to people across the lines that divide us. When fans came up to me, I used to play this game where I'd guess which of my movies they wanted to talk about. It was a totally horrible game based on outward appearances and assumptions about identity. Like, if it was an older black woman, I knew she wanted to talk about Ray. If it was a guy in his 20s, it was Fantastic Four. And if it was a lesbian, it was She Hate Me. But because it has such an amazing following that crosses age, race, gender, and sexual orientation, SCANDAL has changed the game completely."

"I've actually have been talking to them this season, because they're down in New Orleans and I'm in Nashville. I'm said, 'Okay, let's see if we can try to figure this out.'"

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. doing 'Thor' crossover directed by Jonathan Frakes
The ABC drama is doing a crossover episode with the upcoming film Thor: The Dark World. The episode is directed by Jonathan Frakes, who previously directed an episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creator Joss Whedon’s DOLLHOUSE.

All the Things SCANDAL Got Wrong About the White House Correspondents Dinner
US News takes exception with SCANDAL's take on the White House Correspondents Dinner including the location. The event has taken place at the Washington Hilton since the 1970s but SCANDAL had it taking place at the Kennedy Center.

Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama: "I’m totally prepared for howls of protest"
The man behind An Adventure in Time and Space says he wrote the BBC4 drama for everyone, not just die hard fans - "they'll complain about everything."

Bobbie Eakes: Still Bold & Beautiful
Come Friday, Nov. 8, Eakes returns to her songbird roots, performing at the Annenberg Theater inside the Palm Springs Art Museum for a show called Turn the Page.

“It’s a one-woman show, a retrospective of my varied musical tastes,” explains Eakes, a Georgia native. “It’s my first show of my own, just me and a back-up band. I’m starting a new chapter in my career—that’s why we’re calling it "Turn the Page."

Zombie/Horror Guru George A. Romero Turned Down THE WALKING DEAD: 'It's just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally'
"They asked me to do a couple of episodes of THE WALKING DEAD but I didn't want to be a part of it," Romero told The Big Issue. “Basically it's just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now."

AS THE WORLD TURNS and THE LYING game alum Alexandra Chando to channel Miley Cyrus/Lindsay Lohan on CASTLE
According to a report from TVLine, Chando will appear in episode 11 of the current Season 6. She will be "a Lindsay Lohan/Miley Cyrus type who had a big public meltdown. She's somebody who has turned from America's sweetheart into the kind of person who might twerk on MTV."

GLEE Is Considering Storyline Move to Russia
"We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt (Chris Colfer) to Russia," says one source, adding that creator Ryan Murphy and his production team are entertaining three possible ideas for the final year. One is to move the series' storyline solely to New York City. Another is to move Kurt to Russia. And another remains to be seen, but could possibly include McKinley High (the series' original home).

The series' direction has not yet been decided. And whatever happens, Glee's series production will definitely stay in Los Angeles for the final season, E! News has confirmed.

GLEE's Naya Rivera Was on Arsenio Hall's Show When She Was Four
Long before Naya Rivera was on GLEE, she landed a gig on the 1991 sitcom THE ROYAL FAMILY at the ripe age of four.

Group of 'Close Friends' makes it on the Web
CLOSE FRIENDS, which follows fictional characters' struggles with love, dating and their own friendships, is a weekly web series that attracts on average 20,000 to 50,000 viewers — with fans so engaged that a recent episode had more than 1,000 comments and 1,900 "likes."