Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NEWS: Joseph C. Phillips, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Lucci, Phil Morris, Guillermo Díaz, Peter Krause

Joseph C. Phillips
General Hospital alum and Cosby Show actor Joseph C. Phillips says Bill Cosby is guilty
Former The Cosby Show actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Denise Huxtable’s husband Lt. Martin Kendall on the NBC sitcom, has pointed a finger at his former TV father-in-law in a column on his website titled, “Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty!”

In the lengthy blog post, Phillips recalls that, during his Cosby Show tenure, “my attitude was that if Bill was cheating on [his wife] Camille, I am fairly certain Camille knew. Hey, if everyone who claimed to know actually knew, then certainly Camille knew, and had long ago made her peace with it.”

Phillips was a three time NAACP Image Award Nominee for his portrayal of attorney Justus Ward on ABC soap opera General Hospital.

The Bold and the Beautiful's Scott Turner Schofield speaks transgender truth to 30 Million
Schofield proudly describes how in a recent scene he got to explain to B&B's huge worldwide audience that “violence against trans women is often at the hands of their intimate partners.”

“Getting to say something like that to almost 30 million viewers? Hello!” he says, his husky voice jumping up again into a delighted laugh. “If this was on prime time [television], people would be losing their minds.”

George Lucas, Susan Lucci named as Disney Legends
The man who brought us Star Wars and the woman who was Erica Kane are among the eight people that will join the ranks of official Disney Legends this year. George Lucas, Susan Lucci and the rest will be honored in a ceremony next month during the D23 Expo. Each of the incoming Legends receives a 2-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture and will participate in a handprint ceremony at the August 14 event. Those prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at company headquarters in Burbank, Calif.

Wentworth Miller confirms Fox is in talks to bring back Prison Break
Both Miller and his Prison Break brother Dominic Purcell, who have reunited on The CW's Legends of Tomorrow, say Fox is seriously considering a revival of the 2005-09 drama series. "Conversations are happening," Miller tells TV Line, adding that the conversations are "assuming Michael is still alive."

Peter Krause to star in Shonda Rhimes' The Catch
The Parenthood star is playing a con man, co-starring opposite Mirielle Enos on the ABC drama. She plays a successful fraud investigator who becomes the victim of fraud by her fiancé, played by Krause. He replaces Damon Dayoub, who was originally cast in the role for the pilot.

Anna Camp joins Amazon pilot The Good Girls Revolt
The Good Girls Revolt is set at national weekly news magazine in the late 1960s in the middle of the Women’s rights movement. Camp is going to play Jane, a highly skilled, couture wearing and straight arrow star researcher at the mag.

TNT orders drama pilot from Chad Hodge starring Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery
Good Behavior is based on the Letty Dobesh novels by author Blake Crouch, who also penned the Wayward Pines book trilogy, and Dockery will play the title character. The series will tell the story of Dobesh, a thief and a con artist fresh out of prison whose life is always one wrong turn and bad decision from implosions — just how she likes it. However, when she overhears a hitman being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, launching her on a collision course with the killer, entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.

NBC's Aquarius, Hannibal downgraded to Saturday
NBC has run out of patience with its low-rated Thursday drama tandem, revealing Monday that they will move over to little-watched Saturday nights.

Voting now open for the Inside Soap Awards 2015
Nobody can argue that the past 12 months have been some of the most dramatic and spectacular in the world of the great British soap opera. With one massive birthday live week, 12 murders, 4 deaths, 4 births, 5 weddings, a shooting, a train crash, a fire and more car crashes and other disasters than we could shake a stick at, the competition is fiercer as ever. Vote here.

A look back at UK adult soap opera The Box
from 1974 until 1977 Crawford Productions was breaking new ground and blowing traditional taboos sky high with its raunchy adult soap opera The Box.

The series followed the lives, loves and passions of the staff of Channel 12, a fictitious television station in Melbourne. When the program launched newspaper advertisements warned viewers to prepare themselves for the ‘hottest and most provocative series on Australian television.’ Expectant audiences were not short changed, from day one they were treated to an array of deviants, bare backsides, ample breasts and outrageous happenings.

Mexican singer Joan Sebastian, known for love songs, dies aged 64
He also starred in Mexican soap opera Tu y Yo.

"The Unauthorized O.C. Musical" cast includes Tilky Jones, Molly McCook, Brendan Robinson
Tilky Jones will play Ryan Atwood in a cast that includes Pretty Little Liars' Brendan Robinson as Seth Cohen, The Flash's Rick Consett as Sandy Cohen, Jersey Boys’ Drew Seeley as Luke Ward, Step by Step's Christine Lakin as Kirsten Cohen, BuzzFeed editor Jarett Wieselman as show creator Josh Schwartz, Awkward's Greer Grammer as Summer Roberts, and actual O.C. star Autumn Reeser as Julie Cooper. Molly McCook, daughter of The Bold and the Beautiful star John McCook (Eric), has been cast in the Mischa Barton role of tragic popular girl Marissa Cooper.

Cast members from The Wire give back to Baltimore
This weekend, Sonja Sohn and many of her fellow cast members from HBO's Baltimore-set show The Wire are reuniting. The goal of Saturday's theatrical event at the Lyric, called "Wired Up," is to help the people of Baltimore express what they experienced this spring.

"Season 5 fitting #Scandal" Guillermo Diaz wrote
on Instagram.
Spoiler Alert? Did Huck survive the Scandal finale
It looks like Quinn (Katie Lowes) didn't actually kill Huck (Guillermo Díaz), based on a new behind-the-scenes photo. Díaz posted an Instagram on Tuesday of him posing in front of a rack of clothes for a wardrobe fitting.

Richard Jenkins has joined the ensemble cast of Epix drama Berlin Station
Berlin Station is a 10-episode contemporary spy tale that is Epix's first drama series. Jenkins will portray Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station. It’s the first series for the actor since playing the deceased patriarch of the Fisher family on HBO's Six Feet Under.

Tarsem Singh to direct NBC's Emerald City
A variation of The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City centers on 20-year-old Dorothy Gale. She tries to break into an underground facility in the Midwest, but things don’t go according to plan. She manages to escape, stealing a police dog in the process, but her getaway route puts her right in the path of a nasty tornado. When she wakes up, she’s in Oz, but this time around, the fabled land is packed with dark magic and lethal warriors.

The Young and the Restless alum Phil Morris narrates Ken Burns-style Game of Thrones Castle Black battle retelling
Morris is now finding online fame in fictionalized retellings of fake battles from films and television shows -- a la Ken Burns-style documentaries -- including Star Wars, Pacific Rim and The Avengers.

Now, the Battle of Castle Black is retold as Game of Thrones steps into the spotlight. Instead of concentrating on Jon Snow or the Night's Watch, the video tells the story from the perspective of one of the giants.


  1. Joseph started in soaps on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW as "Cruiser," part of the teen storyline involving Jane Krakowski. Other characters names at the time included "T.R." (short for Teenage Runaway, later amended to Tawny Rebecca, then Theresa Regina), "Ryder," "Sailor" and "Kentucky Bluebird." And yes, we thought it was nuts at the time, too!

  2. In some other news, Season 3 of East Los High premieres on Hulu today. There's an official trailer out there, but this exclusive clip at "People en Español" is fun. ;-)

    East Los High