Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEWS: Eric Braeden’s 4 Tips for Surviving Soaps; Krista Allen Joins MISTRESSES; THE GOOD WIFE Adds John Leguizamo

Eric Braeden’s 4 Tips for Surviving Soaps
"The challenge in daytime in particular, I think, is to go against all the traditional clichés of daytime and try to make it real," THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star told Backstage. "That has been my motivating cause ever since I started 33 years ago in daytime." Back then, he found himself put off by the lack of rehearsal time and lengthy pages of dialogue to memorize, until his wife said, “Why don’t you look at this as a challenge?" The rest is soap opera history.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will and Sonny Finally Say 'Yes'
“Like Macklemore says, behind the keys of the message board people are doing it,” says DAYS star Freddie Smith (Sonny). “But I could never compare what I’ve experienced as a straight actor playing a gay part to what the LGBT community deals with. From the small sliver I’ve seen, my hat goes off to the LGBT community for showing such strength and courage all these years.”

Krista Allen joins MISTRESSES
Allen (ex-Billie, DAYS) will guest-star during Season 2 of the summertime sudser as Janine Winterbaum, a "real housewife" of Beverly Hills who enlists Harry and Joss to cater an elaborate soiree.

Comcast Deal Seeks to Unite 2 Cable Giants
Comcast announced on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country.

CORONATION STREET's Michelle Collins to publish autobiography
Collins, who has played Rovers landlady Stella Price since 2011, has already got her next project lined-up. The actress has been writing her autobiography, "Michelle Collins - From Walford to Weatherfield" which will be published on April 3.

Matt Willis makes EASTENDERS debut, to the surprise of many
His arrival in EASTENDERS hadn't exactly been kept quiet – but many viewers were still surprised when Matt Willis showed up on the soap. Willis is playing Stacey Branning's boyfriend Luke Riley. He appeared for the first time on Thursday night's episode as Kat continued her pursuit of Stacey.

Soap Opera Actress Punches Ex-Boyfriend George Soros in Face
That’s not an exaggerated headline at all: according to Manhattan court records, an angry Brazilian soap opera actress named Adriana Ferreyr literally punched her ex-boyfriend George Soros in the head during a deposition, and hit at least three other people.

As stated in testimony from Soros's lawyers, the punch-fest took place last week during a private deposition for a multi-million dollar lawsuit Ferreyr filed against Soros in 2011. Ferreyr, 30, is demanding that Soros, 83, give her the $1.9 million condo in the Upper East Side he promised her while they were dating.

Winter Storm Hits South – TV And Movie Crews Not Exempted
The CW's VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS shut down production in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Sunny Mabrey joins ONCE UPON A TIME
Mabrey’s Glinda the Good Witch of the South has been described as elegant, warm and benevolent, as well as wise, clever and shrewd. However, years of isolation have made her lonely and cautious — though at her core, she is a steadfastly filled with optimism.

Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Half-Hour Pilot BALLERS Picked Up To Series
BALLERS explores the lives of a group of former and current football players. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete. The cast includes Omar Benson Miller as Charles, an affable former pro athlete who is searching for his next career; Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington as Ricky, a highlyhbo45__130924185923-275x112 competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete; Rob Corddry as Joe, a financial advisor who tries really hard to fit in; Troy Garity as Jason, a top-tier sports agent; Donovan Carter as Vernon, a deeply family-oriented pro athlete; Jazmyn Simon as Julie, wife of an ex-pro athlete; Taylor Cole as Michaels, an ESPN sideline reporter who is romantically involved with Spencer; and LeToya Luckett as Tina, widow to one of Spencer’s closest friends.

John Leguizamo heading to THE GOOD WIFE
Leguizamo will play the Cook County State's Attorney who took over the role from Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) when he became governor. He's described as a well-liked leader, the son of blue-collar activist parents. He's intent on making the State's Attorney's office fair for everybody. Fairness is the name of the game when it comes to his character; it's like his religion.

1 comment:

  1. In other news, President Obama tweeted:

    Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama Feb 13
    Tomorrow: @HouseOfCards. No spoilers, please.

    Just so ya know .. lol!