NEWS: Drew Cheetwood, Vanessa Williams, Balthazar Getty, Bren Foster, Anjelica Huston, John Stamos

Drew Cheetwood. Photo Credit: Jeremy Fraser
General Hospital's Drew Cheetwood moving to Michigan, but still hopes to appear on the soap
"I gave [executive producer] Frank Valentini the rundown of where my heart was," says Cheetwood, who plays Milo. "He said that he understood 100 percent because he has a ton of family on the East Coast that he misses every day. I said, 'I hope it doesn't mean that Milo can never be a part of the show again. If you guys can group some shows together, maybe I can fly out.'" Valentini let Cheetwood know there was a very good chance that could happen.

Blood & Oil gives North Dakota oilfields soap opera treatment
"We were really interested in the modern-day version of the 1849 gold rush, in that theme of boom and bust" Josh Pate, the show's co-creator, told Reuters.

Balthazar Getty joins Showtime's Twin Peaks
It’s not clear if Getty is playing a new character or taking over an existing one (rumors abound that at least one major role from the original series has been recast).

Vanessa Williams to recur on The Good Wife
Williams will appear in multiple episodes as a love interest for Alan Cumming's character, Eli Gold.

Does all the chatter about a show on social media actually help a network make money on said show?
Anecdotally, the robust social presence for shows like Scandal and Empire seems to have helped pique interest among some viewers — Empire's social engagement numbers, at least, rose in step with its Nielsen ratings. But whether there's a direct, cause-and-effect relationship between the two is still very much an open question.

Kevin Michael Martin and Bren Foster become The Last Ship series regulars
Martin, who recurred heavily in the first two seasons, plays Eric Miller, the well-intentioned seaman and youngest member of Cobra team. Foster (ex-Quinn Hudson, Days of our Lives) plays Senior Chief Wolf Taylor, an Australian naval operator who joined the crew in Norfolk this past season.

Cosmopolitan magazine is set to become an NBC drama
The No. 1 women’s magazine’s editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, will serve as executive producer on a fictional take on her magazine and her staff.

Smash star Anjelica Huston joins Transparent
Huston will play Maura’s “new friend” in three Season 2 episodes.

Primetime Emmy Awards sinks to its lowest-ever ratings
About 11.9 million tuned in Sunday night while more people were watching the NFC Championship game rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. That’s down nearly 4 million from last year’s Emmys, which aired on a Monday and aired before the NFL season began.

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald calls General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn a "Twitter troll"
Tweeted McDonald: "So annoying that the day that @violadavis and @UzoAduba made history some Twitter troll is the one trending for trying to tear them down."

Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen tweeted some advice for Grahn: "Nancy Lee Take the pill darling Just take the pill..... #teamviola"

John Stamos: Ex-wife Rebecca Romijn stopped me from starring on Nip/Tuck
Stamos claims Ryan Murphy wrote one of the plastic surgeon roles for him, but his then-wife considered the script too demeaning to women.

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