Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NEWS: Wally Kurth, Hayden Panettiere, Jon Lindstrom, Joshua Morrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington

Wally Kurth
Wally Kurth returning to General Hospital for one day
Days of our Lives loaned Kurth to GH for one day so that he could reprise Ned and wrap up that character's storyline with Olivia. The actor announced on Twitter that he will appear in the Monday, October 19 episode.

Jon Lindstrom returning to General Hospital
Lindstrom is back on GH next week, reprising the role of Kevin Collins. He last appeared in 2014; earlier this year, the role was played for one day by Anthony Starke while Lindstrom was shooting True Detective. "I was very happily surprised to get a call from [Casting Director] Mark Teschner asking if I’d be interested in making some appearances,” he reports. “I was so pleased to go and romp with my old friends at GH again!"

Nashville production "adapting" after Hayden Panettiere takes medical leave
On Tuesday, reported that the actress “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression.” According to a Nashville insider, Panettiere was about to start work on Season 4’s ninth episode (slated to air on Nov. 18). It remains unclear if the show will temporarily write out her character, Juliette, or postpone filming of her scenes until she returns.

“It’s a fluid situation,” says the source. “But production continues.”

Panettiere gave birth to daughter Kaya last December.

The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow shooting a movie with All My Children alum Eva LaRue
Morrow (Nick on Y&R) tweeted that he’s using his one-week break from the soap to work with another daytime fave. The actor posted, "Shooting the film Knowing with Eva LaRue [ex-Maria, AMC] this week. She's a pro!" There are no further details about the feature or when it will be released.

Whoopi Goldberg On Viola Davis' Emmys Speech: "Not Sure What It Means"
"Well, I’m not sure what it means," Goldberg told "Opportunity to do what? Do you know what I mean?... The truth of the matter is there’s been plenty of opportunity. I mean, Scandal. Let’s just start with that. Kerry Washington is there and she’s working her booty off, okay? But they didn’t vote for her. So, maybe the question is, 'What do you have to do to get voted on?' That's the thing."

Ryan Murphy and Gwyneth Paltrow team up for a One Hit Wonders musical dramedy
Paltrow will play a 40-year-old woman, who 15 years after recording a hit song is broke, exhausted and the victim of cat-fishing by her roommate. Her fate changes when she gets a call from a record label looking to form a super group: her and two other singers who each had a hit song in the 1990s. Though the label has ulterior motives, the group takes off and the trio becomes an inspiration to women everywhere.

Sela Ward replaces Susan Sarandon on Epix's Graves
Ward will play the first lady opposite U.S. president Nick Nolte.

Denzel Washington directing Grey's Anatomy
Grey's star Ellen Pompeo said Washington "can boss me around anytime."

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