NEWS: John McCook, Juan Pablo di Pace, Kelli Giddish, Sanaa Lathan, Julianna Margulies, 'Nancy Drew'

John McCook
The Bold and the Beautiful star John McCook visits WFMY News 2
On Wednesday, McCook joined Tracey McCain and Eric Chilton on the Good Morning Show. For 28 years, he's starred as The Bold and the Beautiful's "Eric Forrester" but his real names is John McCook. He talked about being in Winston-Salem to visit family and shared a couple things he likes about the Triad.

"It's the best job an actor can have," said McCook, of working on soaps. "The only better job in L.A. would be a sitcom."

McCook said all-time favorite episode is always the one he just did.

"I've had big drama with my sons," McCook explained. "I love those scenes, father-son stuff. That's the most effective stuff I get to do. When Susan Flannery was on the show, she played Stephanie. We had conflict every day because these two people were [going at it] all the time. I miss that with her. My favorite was when Eric was having an affair and he got stuck out on a window hiding, he was naked out there. They hired some Hollywood pigeons to walk on my feet."

McCook said there was one big similarity between him and Eric.

"We wear the same underwear," he joked.

Watch McCook's interview at the bottom of this post.

Does Watching Good TV Make You a Better Person?
In the findings of a study published last week in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, the authors claim that watching high-quality television dramas — things like Mad Men or The West Wing — can increase your emotional intelligence. That is, watching good TV makes you more empathetic.

Nancy Drew series in the works from Grey Anatomy's producers
CBS is developing a new take on the character from Grey's writers and executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, along with Dan Jinks, extending a recent frenzy of familiar titles put into network development.

The pitch: “A contemporary take on the character from the iconic book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world."

Peter Sarsgaard joins Twin Peaks
Sarsgaard will recur in a mysterious role on the Showtime reboot.

Fuller House casts Dallas alum Juan Pablo di Pace to play Kimmy Gibbler's ex-husband
di Pace, who played Nicolás Treviño on TNT's Dallas, will recur on the Netflix series.

FOX developing a racially-charged police shooting event series
In an event series ripped from the headlines, Sanaa Lathan is set to play an expert investigator who delves into a controversial police shooting in which a black Tennessee police officer kills a white teenager.

Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit
Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company’s 140-character limit, according to re/code.

The 140-character limit has been one of Twitter’s trademark features since day one. It has long been scrutinized by those outside the company, and many have argued over the years that Twitter should expand it. It has also been a topic of discussion internally at Twitter for years, according to multiple sources, and has resurfaced in recent months under interim CEO Jack Dorsey as the company has been exploring new ways to grow its user base.

Why The Flash is TV’s best superhero since Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Like Buffy, The Flash, says David Sims, "mixed small-change bad guys with a battle against a much bigger threat (resolved in a dramatic season finale). Even more importantly, it was about how heroes are defined by the support systems they build up around them. For all of its throwback charm, Barry’s blended family in The Flash—something Buffy had as well—was a quietly radical element in a genre that is usually anything but.”

Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis could have been the stars of Gossip Girl
They were originally considered to play Blair and Serena, CW casting director David Rapaport tells Buzzfeed in a profile on how he helped build the CW network.

The Good Wife is better than ever in Season 7
"The Good Wife dropped a plate or two last season,” writes Kevin Fallon, "which may be expected when a drama is six seasons in and still brimming with ambition. But with Sunday night’s Season 7 premiere, it becomes clear that maybe some of those plates could've used replacing anyway. Now that the shiny new ones are here and spinning, the circus act is all the better for it.”

Julianna Margulies insists there was no Good Wife feud but Archie Panjabi disagrees
Margulies cried sexism when asked about her differences with Panjabi. But Panjabi let it be known, via Twitter, that she was ready to film their scene together: "I was in New York ready to film the scene!"

All My Children alum Kelli Giddish welcomes her first child
Her SVU co-star Ice-T, who was at the hospital, was the first to announce the news of baby Ludo's birth.

The X-Files revival keeping the original opening credits
The first episode of the FOX revival was screened this week at the Mipcom television trade fair. The opening credits were the same as those that opened the 1993 pilot. “Those credits were on 202 episodes,” said series creator Chris Carter. "They belong on these next six.”

Ryan Murphy wants Lady Gaga for another American Horror Story season
Murphy tweeted the request: "Lady Gaga is so brilliant in AHS Season 5 that yesterday I officially asked her to join Season 6. Say yes @ladygaga!"

27 Bill Cosby Accusers Come Together for NBC Interview
Dateline will air the first joint interview with 27 women who accuse Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assault this Friday evening. NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow will sit down with the women and discuss their "personal recollections of assault, betrayal, and emotional distress," the network said in a statement.

Why The Affair Featured Full-Frontal Male Nudity
“That moment of male nudity (featuring Josh Stamberg's Max) in the premiere is very much about Helen looking at a new penis and it depressing her because it’s not her husband’s,” said creator Sarah Treem. “That whole first scene is about the experience of having sex with someone who isn’t her husband and how depressing it actually is. We felt the nudity was appropriate for where she was in that scene and that it would be an important thing about having sex with somebody new; there’s new genitalia you have to contend with and it can sometimes throw you.”

1 comment:

  1. Big Nancy Drew fan here and I'm not thrilled with this new pitch. Sounds like they're just doing a run of the mill police procedural and attaching a well known character name. How about Raggedy Ann, PI or Strawberry Shortcake, the hooker with the heart of gold?