NEWS: Freddie Smith, Stephen Schnetzer, Angell Cornell, Victoria Rowell, JWoww, Ryan Murphy, BEACON HILL, UK Christmas Ratings

DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Freddie Smith: 'I Was Nervous' About Will Recast
"I was nervous going into it," concedes Smith, who worked with Chandler Massey for the past two-and-a-half years. "But Guy Wilson is a great actor and person."

Smith did his best to bond with his new love interest immediately.

"We actually got lunch and hung out a couple of days before our first episode," he says. "Then, the week we started work together, we hung out every day. We really tried to get to know each other as quickly as possible and tried to get right into [Will and Sonny's relationship]."

ANOTHER WORLD's Stephen Schnetzer on NBC's power play to take the show off the air, and on Jill Farren Phelps
On the cancellation of ANOTHER WORLD: "NBC was tired of being associated with P&G. They constantly fought about storylines…what was too much and what was not enough. So they didn't want to be in bed with anybody anymore. NBC wanted to produce their own show."

On Jill Farren Phelps: "Jill is a great producer. She shakes it up. If things aren’t working, she has the guts to pull the plug on very important characters. You need to maintain that kind of objectivity, I think…and that’s why I couldn’t be a producer or an exec, because I think you need to be able to do that and I think I’m too soft."

EASTENDERS loses UK Christmas Day crown to MRS BROWN'S BOYS
1. MRS BROWN'S BOYS (BBC1, 9.30 p.m.) - 9.4 million viewers
2. DOCTOR WHO (BBC1, 7.30 p.m.) - 8.3m
2. CORONATION STREET (ITV, 7.30 p.m.) - 8.3m
4. EASTENDERS (BBC1, 8.30 p.m.) - 7.8m

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS' Angell Conwell (Leslie) chats about her movie career, daytime soap acting
For the most part, we shoot everything in one take on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, which makes it unlike anything I’ve ever worked on. It’s a great adrenaline rush!

Former Y&R actress Victoria Rowell on her current projects
"I just wrapped up a movie in Atlanta titled What Love Will Make You Do. That is upcoming. I'm going to be working with Harry Lennix, who I've worked with on a number of occasions in the past. He stars on the TV show THE BLACKLIST and he was also in Man of Steel. I'm working on a biblical project he's directing this month called Gospel of John. We worked together on DIAGNOSIS and we've worked on a movie in the past. We adore each other."

Ryan Murphy on how GLEE was supposed to end with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
"The ending of GLEE is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it. I've always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star. At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]'s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser. The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end.'"

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Jennifer (JWoww) Farley reveals she's pregnant via Christmas
Farley announced that she is expecting her first child with fiancé Roger Mathews.

BEACON HILL The Series Is Full of Steamy Love Scenes
The premise of the show centers on two female leads, Sara Preston and State Rep. Katherine Wesley—former lovers—played by Alicia Minshew and Sarah Brown, respectively.

Check out the latest promo for BEACON HILL below:

1 comment:

  1. didn't anybody bother tell them there was already a soap called BEACON HILL?