Thursday, February 27, 2014

NEWS: Sean Faris, John Aniston, Viola Davis, Kirsten Storms, Brendan Coughlin, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson

Sean Faris joins SUPERNATURAL spinoff
Faris has been tapped to play a werewolf on SUPERNATURAL: TRIBES. Faris will star as Julian Durant, the son of a wealthy family of lycanthropes who has no love for the shapeshifting Hayden clan.

Viola Davis To Topline ABC Drama Pilot HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Produced By Shonda Rhimes
This marks the first series regular role in a decade for the two-time Oscar-nominated actress. The show is described as a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller that centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives.

Nina Dobrev and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Cast Mourn Crew Member's Tragic Death
Sarah Jones died tragically at the age of 27 on Feb. 20, when she was struck by a train while filming the Greg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in Georgia. Sarah was also a crew member on The Vampire Diaries, and stars like Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley have used the Internet to send out heartfelt messages honoring Sarah’s memory.

HOUSE OF CARDS, Viewer Numbers, at Least if Twitter Is Any Guide
General Sentiment, a social analytics company, measured the volume of activity on Twitter related to the Season 1 and 2 debuts for The New York Times and found that over a similar 11-day period, there was a 430 percent increase in tweets about the show from 2013 to 2014. Last year, the firm recorded 254,460 tweets; this year, the number was 1,350,400. In fact, more tweets were written about “House of Cards” 10 days after its debut in 2014 than on the day of the series premiere in 2013.

Taraji P. Henson Nabs Female Lead in Fox's Lee Daniels Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE
She'll reunite with her Hustle & Flow co-star Terrence Howard and play his ex-wife, while Jussie Smollet will portray one of their sons.

John Aniston says he's not retiring
Online rumors are swirling that John Aniston is retiring and leaving the role of DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Victor Kiriakis. Not so, reports the actor, who first joined the NBC soap in 1985. "Well, I am lost in the building, so I might as well stay," he quips to Soap Opera Digest.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES actor Brendan Coughlin welcomes a son
Coughlin (T) and his girlfriend, Teri Andrez (Robyn, DAYS), welcomed their first son, Sawyer Creek Coughlin, on February 24.

Kirsten Storms returning to work at GENERAL HOSPITAL
Storms has been enjoying her maternity leave bonding with newborn daughter Harper Rose, but now it's time for the actress to get back to work. Storms recently posted to Twitter: "Just spoke with [executive producer] Frank Valentini. Very exited to return to work next week. I wonder what Maxie has been up to on her vacation... "

GLEE's Jane Lynch to guest star on GIRL MEETS WORLD
Lynch was recently asked on Twitter if there was any truth to the rumors that she will guest star on Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD, the GLEE actress responded, “Yes there is truth.” Could she be a quirky neighbor? A love interest for Mr. Feeny? Let the speculation begin!

Justin Hartley & Ben Lawson Join DAMAGED GOODS
The show revolves around two damaged men (Hartley, Steve Talley) and two damaged women who explore the minutiae of love and relationships. Hartley’s smart and egoistic Tim is hit hard when his girlfriend and law firm colleague gets the promotion he expected to get. Childish and unable to applaud her accomplishments or be with a woman who outranks him, the relationship seems all but over — unless she resigns.

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