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Colleen Zenk, Michael Park
Longtime As the World Turns star Colleen Zenk to star in Hudson Stage Company production of "Other Desert Cities"
Zenk, who is currently playing Polly in a Nantucket production of "Other Desert Cities," will play the character again for Hudson Stage Company.

Preview Friday, Oct. 16th, opens Saturday, Oct. 17th and runs weekends only through Saturday, Oct. 31st. Evenings at 8 p.m., Matinees Sunday Oct. 18th , and Oct. 25th at 3pm (Q&A following the Oct. 25th performance) and matinee Saturday, Oct. 31st at 3 p.m.

As the World Turns alum Michael Park joins cast of Broadway's "Tuck Everlasting"
"Tuck Everlasting," the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel, has announced principal casting for the Broadway production. The show will star Carolee Carmello as Mae Tuck, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck, Michael Park (Jack Snyder on ATWT) as Angus Tuck, Terrence Mann as the Man in the Yellow Suit , Fred Applegate as Constable Joe, Robert Lenzi as Miles Tuck, Michael Wartella as Hugo, Valerie Wright as Betsy Foster, and 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster.

Meet an Inspirational Syrian Teenager Who Trekked 20 Days in a Wheelchair Getting to Europe
How did she learn to speak English so well? “At home with my favorite TV show, Days of our Lives,” she said, beaming. "I watched it for two years.”

“I was waking up at 8 a.m. some days to watch it. That’s a great show," she said. "But they killed the main character that I loved!”

Lexi Ainsworth returns to General Hospital as Kristina today
"I was pretty shocked when I got the call," Ainsworth tells Soap Opera Digest. "It was definitely a surprise, but I was very excited." She says she's grateful for the support she's received from GH fans both before and since the announcement of her comeback. "I'm pretty overwhelmed by the amount of love they show me," she beams. "It's so heartwarming."

Stephen Amell apologizes after his Ahmed Mohamed tweet receives backlash
The Arrow star sparked anger among some of his followers when tweeted about the 14-year-old Muslim boy in Texas who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school. “Stereotyping Texas isn’t any better than stereotyping Ahmed. Just so we’re clear,” Amell tweeted. Because of the backlash, Amell is taking a break from social media.

The View loses two advertisers over nursing controversy
Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best have opted to cut ties with the ABC talk show over the controversial nurse comments made by Michelle Collins and Joy Behar.

Judge dismisses charges against The Bold and the Beautiful alum Constantine Maroulis
The former American Idol contestant had been accused of kicking his ex-girlfriend and mother of his 4-year-old daughter.

Empire's "Batshit Crazy" Behind-the-Scenes Drama
It's TV's soap opera within a soap opera, a show so big even Lucious Lyon couldn't dream it up, with an A-list guest-star roster (Chris Rock as … a cannibal?), hints of a tour, a spinoff and Lee Daniels' defense of Terrence Howard: "He ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn."

FOX's Empire and Scream Queens will premiere globally on the same day
The season two premiere and series premiere, respectively, will bow internationally within 24 hours of their stateside debuts.

Scream Queens adds Chad Michael Murray
Murray will play the older brother of Glen Powell's frat bro character.

The Walking Dead casts Xander Berkeley
The 24 alum's role on the zombie drama is being kept top-secret.

American Horror Story launching a fashion collection
Hot Topic will host the collection, which will include at least one item inspired from each season.

Buffy’s Nicholas Brendon slams Dr. Phil over their disastrous interview
"It was extremely sad that the producers decided to sensationalize and exaggerate the already-disappointing events of the past year, Brendon wrote on Facebook, adding that he didn’t like Dr. Phil’s harsh words for his mom.

Game of Thrones enlists a Downton Abbey alum to play Samwell Tarly’s dad
British actor James Faulkner, who played Downton Abbey’s Lord Sinderby is joining the HBO drama for Season 6.

NBC plans to remake Hart to Hart featuring a gay couple
A reboot of the 1979-84 ABC mystery/adventure drama starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers would be made with the characters Jonathan Hart as the “by the book” attorney and Dan Hartman as a free-spirited investigator. Hart to Hart is from former CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.

TNT drama Home casts Broadchurch's Andrew Buchan as male lead; Somerset alum JoBeth Williams to co-star
Home centers on the not-yet-cast Rose Altman, an accomplished designer with a successful business who is expecting a child with husband Joe (Buchan), a highly regarded prison psychologist. But her image of her perfect family is shattered when she discovers long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy the very foundation of her life.

Hollywood Gets CPR Dangerously Wrong
If you watch shows like House or Grey’s Anatomy, your idea of CPR is probably all wrong.

Ian Somerhalder's Twitter Hacked! Vampire Diaries Actor Did Not Profess His Love for Ex-Girlfriend Nina Dobrev
Somerhalder's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday around 9:45 p.m. ET. The hacker tweeted for about 20 minutes before writing, "I am so sorry," and deleting the tweets. When the hacker first revealed that the account was seized, he or she asked his followers, "who even is ian somerhalder."

One of the tweets professed his or her love for Nina Dobrev, Somerhalder's ex-girlfriend and former co-star on the hit CW series.

Alison Brie is joining Tom Hollander and Ian McShane on Downton Abbey creator’s new ITV drama
Brie will co-star on Julian Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne.

The League’s Steve Rannazzisi admits to lying about escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11
The New York Times confronted Rannazzisi on his lie this week after finding evidence that “undermined his account" of his oft-told 9/11 story. The paper notes that Rannazzisi admitted his lie “after a day of deliberation….Actually, he had been working in Midtown that day, and not for Merrill Lynch, which has no record of his employment and had no offices in either tower.”

John Stamos teaches Jimmy Kimmel the art of a sitcom opening
Watch them re-create the “dying art" below:

1 comment:

  1. Great News For Both Michael Park & Colleen Zenk. Yay!

    Brian :-)