Saturday, October 24, 2015

NEWS: Tristan Wilds, Kristen Alderson, Agnes Bruckner, Tony Roberts, Alison Sweeney, Mario Lopez

90210's Tristan Wilds stars in the new Adele music video for "Hello."
"Do You Know Me?": Tony Roberts memoir includes Edge of Night/Larry Hagman stories
Tony Roberts reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen in the new memoir "Do You Know Me?" It became available as a hardcover book through Amazon.Com and an audio book from, read by the author himself, on October 6.

A vivid and charming raconteur, Roberts describes his love of acting, the transformative power of theater, and how both were inspired by his ruthlessly innovative teacher Alvina Krause ("The purpose of acting," she said, "is to illuminate and enlighten. The theater is the last, best chance to save the world.") He shares stories of his first major role in the soap opera The Edge of Night with Larry Hagman and his busy days as an in-demand Hollywood actor ("I crack under leisure," Roberts once notably quipped).

Alison Sweeney looks back on Days of our Lives as the soap celebrates 50 years
"I’ve always felt so lucky to have been a part of the Days of our Lives story and the legacy. 50 years is pretty amazing for any broadcast, so to be part of that story and to have been in Salem for so long has always meant a lot to me. I’m very proud to be a part of the 50th celebration."

"I’m on for a couple days this month and a couple days in November. They didn’t want to do just one event, they wanted to make an ongoing spectacle and make it a bigger deal for the 50th."

Indie film thriller House of Last Things to screen at West Slope Library
House of Last Things stars Portland actor Randy Schulman as a music critic with a dark secret who takes a recuperative trip to Italy with his wife. Lindsey Haun (True Blood), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), and Blake Berris (Days of our Lives) star as the young house-sitters who soon find themselves drawn into a web of disturbing revelations that cause them to second-guess what is real as they lose themselves to the house. Eschewing gore and cheap scares for mood and surreal imagery, Bartlett's film will linger in the minds of viewers long the credits roll.

ABC trimbs Blood & Oil episode order from 13 to 10
The series will continue to air through the end of the calendar year in its current Sundays at 10 p.m. slot, at least for the time being. Sources say creator Josh Pate's (Moonlight) vision post-pilot never was fully embraced by the network, which was looking for more "OMG" moments a la Scandal. That didn't work with the emotional soap that showrunner Cynthia Cidre (Dallas) and her team had written, which led to Jon Harmon Feldman (Dirty Sexy Money) being brought in to try and create what the network wants. The series — which also underwent numerous recastings — now is said to have two writers rooms, one led by Feldman and the other, featuring Cidre, given little to do.

General Hospital alum Kristen Alderson tweets goodbye to the West Coast
Alderson (ex-Kiki, GH; ex-Star on both GH and One Life to Live) announced she was leaving Los Angeles and moving back to the East Coast: "Goodbye LA & to a beautiful chapter in my life. I'll always love you @duelly87 thank you for being my best friend.💛"

Former The Bold and the Beautiful actress Agnes Bruckner expecting first child
Brucker (ex-Bridget, B&B) is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alefaio Brewer.

Mario Lopez joins Grease: Live
The actor, Dr. Christian Ramirez on Bold and the Beautiful, will play Vince Fontaine on the live musical event.

Shondaland developing Romeo & Juliet sequel series for ABC
A series adaptation of Still Star-Crossed, based on the 2013 book of the same name that picks up after Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending, has landed at ABC from Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and scribe Heather Mitchell.

Empire Season 2's Latino Factor
With five episodes in, it has become clear that producers and executives have harnessed celebrity cameos and a heavy influence of Latino actors and Latino-themed story lines.

Why Latinos? It makes sense all-around. Apart from the power of the demographic as a whole, most young Hispanics tend to be very in touch with the urban scene of pop culture, both in the mainstream market or the insular Spanish-language landscape. The influences of African-Americans on Latino youth are too clear to question. From music (reggaeton) to movies (watch any Franc. Reyes film), many of young Hispanics identify themselves with what Empire has to offer.

Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen's FABLife a ratings disaster
Sources tell Page Six the Disney/ABC daytime talk show won't make it to a second season unless things get more fabulous quickly.

The Wire and 90210 alum Tristan Wilds plays Adele’s lover in her new music video
The director of the "Hello" music video, Xavier Dolan, says of casting Wilds: “This is not about an interracial relationship, but the fact that it is mattered to us. We were excited about that because it feels just normal to say: ‘This is society, this is how we live.’”

Watch "Hello" below:

No comments:

Post a Comment