Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NEWS: Amanda Peterson, Kelly Rowland, Matt Dallas, Colleen Zenk, Corbin Bleu, Adan Canto, 'Queens of Drama'

Amanda Peterson
A Year in the Life actress Amanda Peterson dead at 43
Amanda Peterson, a TV and film actress best remembered for playing the love interest of Grey’s Anatomy‘s Patrick Dempsey in 1987’s Can’t Buy Me Love, has died at age 43.

Though a cause of death has not been confirmed, Peterson’s family tells TMZ that she recently suffered from several medical issues, including pneumonia, sleep apnea and sinusitis. Her body was discovered on July 5.

Peterson’s most notable television work was as on NBC’s A Year in the Life, which started as a 1986 miniseries before being turned into a drama series the following year.

Adan Canto joins ABC primetime soap Blood and Oil as series regular, replaces Yani Gellman
Blood and Oil follows Billy (Chase Crawford) and Cody Lefever (Rebecca Rittenhouse) who dream of a new life beyond their working-class roots and move to The Bakken in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.

Canto will play AJ Menendez, and take over the role previously played by Yani Gellman (The Young and the Restless) in the pilot.

Kelly Rowland joins Season 2 of Empire
The 34-year-old R&B singer will play Lucious Lyon's mother in a flashback.

'Queens of Drama' returning for second season?
The show released a casting call for two name soap actresses of any ethnicity in their early 20s-early 60s to join Donna Mills (Madeline, GH) and the cast on Pop's "reality" series. The show is scheduled to begin filming in mid to late fall for 6-10 episodes, and the pay rate is listed at approximately $40,000.

Colleen Zenk, Corbin Bleu, Randy Brooks among best in Dayton’s 2014-15 Theater Season
Bleu (One Life to Live) was nominated as Best Leading Actor in a Play for his work in "Family Shots," while Zenk (As the World Turns) and Brooks (The Young and the Restless, Another World) were nominated for their work playing Bleu's parents.

Orange is the New Black filming fourth season in Rockland County, New York
According to reports, the hit Netflix series is already shooting episodes for season 4 at the abandoned Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg.

Amazon and Netflix pass on picking up Hannibal
Executive producer Bryan Fuller tweeted the news this afternoon, adding: "We're still investigating possibilities."

Lifetime renews UnREAL for second season
Lifetime has renewed its critically acclaimed primetime serial for a 10-episode second season.

Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton. Photo via Instagram
Kyle XY star Matt Dallas marries musician Blue Hamilton
The 32-year-old actor broke the news on Instagram with the caption, "Introducing Mr. & Mr. Dallas."

Mr. Robot gains viewers with second episode
The USA drama's second episode shot up 13% over its premiere.

Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné are still sticking up for Bill Cosby, despite his Quaaludes admission
On The View this morning, Goldberg, one of Cosby’s "most vigorous defenders," and former Cosby Show star Raven-SymonĂ© said their minds weren’t changed by Cosby’s revelations from a 2005 deposition.

FBI raids Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home as part of a child porn investigation
FBI investigators and Indiana State Police served warrants on Fogle early this morning. Earlier this year, the executive director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation was arrested in a child pornography case.

1 comment:

  1. Chuck Pratt, Y&R's head writer: “I never want to plan things out too carefully"

    Joshua, disenchanted longtime Y&R viewer: "No shit."