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Today in Soap Opera History (January 9)

1984: One Life to Live's Estelle was full of herself. 1985: Cruz

found Eden unconscious and tried to save her on Santa Barbara.

1986: Days of our Lives' Mike met Robin Jacobs.

1989: Delia and Roger were married on Ryan's Hope."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1958: On The Edge of Night, Virginia (Cathleen Cordell) bumped into John H. Phillips (House Jameson) and identified him as "Mr. X". Phillips told Virginia he wanted to keep his identity confidential to avoid making enemies with any of his clients. He wanted to remain politically neutral in their eyes.

1968: On Another World,
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Y&R's Michael Graziadei Sets Late Summer Return as Daniel Romalotti Jr.

Y&R's Michael Graziadei Sets Late Summer Return as Daniel Romalotti Jr.
The son will rise again on The Young and the Restless later this summer, as Michael Graziadei has signed on to reprise his role as Daniel Romalotti Jr., EW.com reports.

RelatedThe Young and the Restless Versus Victoria Rowell Lawsuit to Proceed

The actor, who received two Daytime Emmy nods for his work as the adopted son of Danny (Michael Damian) and Phyllis (now played by Gina Tognoni), will appear for a limited run beginning Aug. 25. (The CBS soap is slated to air its milestone 11,000th episode on Sept. 1.)

Graziadei’s return was likely engineered by new executive producer Mal Young,
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Keenan Kampa On Ballet, ‘High Strung,’ Co-Star Nicholas Galitzine [Exclusive Video]

Keenan Kampa, the classically trained ballet dancer, makes her feature film debut in Michael Damian‘s High Strung opposite Nicholas Galitzine. Keenan Kampa On ‘High Strung’ Kampa, 27, has been dancing since she was 4 years old. At 17, she became the first American invited to study at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. She […]

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High Strung Movie Review

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High Strung Movie Review
High Strung Paladin and Bloom Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Michael Damian Written by: Janeen Damian, Michael Damian Cast: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Sonoya Mizuno, Richard Southgate Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 3/8/16 Opens: April 8, 2016 “High Strung,” a title that could stand for both the neurotic personalities in the story and a principal’s violin, is all about the dance and music, but don’t expect your grandparents’ fox trot to be exhibited. Instead, director Michael Damian, whose previous movie “Love by Design” focuses on a Romanian-born woman living the dream in New York City until she is forced to go back to her [ Read More ]

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Paladin Nabs Dance Pic ‘High Strung’; FilmBuff Acquires Sister Dramedy ‘Jane Wants A Boyfriend’

Paladin Nabs Dance Pic ‘High Strung’; FilmBuff Acquires Sister Dramedy ‘Jane Wants A Boyfriend’
Paladin has acquired rights to Michael Damian's dance-driven drama High Strung after the pic premiered over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The plan is to release the film theatrically on more than 100 screens nationwide April 8. The Orchard has home entertainment rights and will launch the film later this spring. Bloom Media handled worldwide sales, with Disney International acquiring the majority of international rights. Written and produced by Damian…
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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires int'l rights to 'Courage'

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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires int'l rights to 'Courage'
Plus: Production begins on The Last Word; Keira Knightley circles Collateral Beauty; Music Box acquires Sundance entry The Innocents; and more…

Aaron Eckhart stars in Courage, based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story and Spotlight will commence sales at the Efm this week.

Angelo Pizzo directed the film about about a university athlete who receives a shocking diagnosis following an injury. Clarius distributed Courage in the Us last November under the title My All American.

Production is underway in the Los Angeles area on Mark Pellington’s The Last Word starring Shirley Maclaine and Amanda Seyfried. Bleecker Street will distribute the drama in the Us and Myriad Pictures handles international sales at the Efm. Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall and Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott round out the key cast.Kristin Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks and James Franco is attached to star in Jt Leroy, about
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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires international rights to 'Courage'

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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires international rights to 'Courage'
Plus: Keira Knightley circles Collateral Beauty; Music Box acquires Sundance entry The Innocents; Alcon sets writer for The Ice Twins; and more…

Aaron Eckhart stars in Courage, based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story and Spotlight will commence sales at the Efm this week.

Angelo Pizzo directed the film about about a university athlete who receives a shocking diagnosis following an injury. Clarius distributed Courage in the Us last November under the title My All American.

Kristin Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks and James Franco is attached to star in Jt Leroy, about the hoax female blogger who passed herself off as a transgender male. Lbi Entertainment /Aquarius / Rabbit Bandini Productions produce and Fortitude International represents international rights.Keira Knightley is reportedly in talks to star opposite Will Smith in New Line/Village Roadshow’s drama Collateral Beauty. Warner Bros will distribute in the Us on March
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Cannes: Germany's SquareOne takes 'Fifty Shades' comedy

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SquareOne Entertainment acquires Cannes Marche titles.

Independent distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to a comedy, thriller, sci-fi and dance movie coming out of Cannes’ Marche du Film.

The titles include spoof 50 Shades Of Black, acquired from Im Global. The film, a spoof of box office smash 50 Shades Of Grey, is in pre-production and stars Marlon Wayans. Director is Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House)

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu and Ingrid Pittana on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Michael Rothstein on behalf of Im Global.

SquareOne has also acquired sci-fi She Who Brings Gifts from from Altitude Film Sales. Currently filming with Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

Adapted by M. R. Carey from his critically acclaimed novel The Girl With All The Gifts, the story centres on a scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future who embark on a journey of survival with a
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German Distributor SquareOne Picks Up Marlon Wayans Comedy ‘50 Shades of Black’

German Distributor SquareOne Picks Up Marlon Wayans Comedy ‘50 Shades of Black’
London — Distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to eight films coming out of the Cannes Market, including Marlon Wayans’ comedy “50 Shades of Black.”

Other acquisitions include dance film “High Strung,” post-apocalyptic sci-fi film “She Who Brings Gifts,” and Erik Van Looy’s thriller “De Premier.”

“We are delighted to have acquired such a strong group of films from this year’s Cannes Market,” said CEO Al Munteanu. “A comedy, a thriller, a sci-fi and a dance movie — our selection could not be more diverse.”

“50 Shades of Black,” which is a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was acquired from Im Global. The film, which is in pre-production, stars Wayans (“The Heat”), and is directed by Michael Tiddes (“A Haunted House”). Producers are Stuart Ford, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. It was penned by Alvarez and Wayans.

She Who Brings Gifts,” which stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), and
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Cannes: Bloom Takes ‘High Strung’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: Bloom Takes ‘High Strung’ (Exclusive)
Alex Walton’s Bloom has boarded “High Strung,” handling worldwide sales for the dance drama.

Bloom has begun to introduce “High Strung” to domestic and international buyers at Cannes, where it is screening the completed film.

A dance drama that features 62 dancers from London, Paris and New York, “High Strung” stars Jane Seymour and introduces Keenan Kampa (the first and only American dancer at Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet) and Nicholas Galitzine (“The Beat Beneath My Feet”).

High Strung”is written by Janeen and Michael Damian, who produced under their Riviera Films banner. Michael Damian directed. Dave Scott (“Step Up 2: The Streets,” “So You Think You Can Dance”) oversaw the choreography.

In “High Strung,” a girl from the Midwest (Kampa), who has had a disciplined classical music education, and Johnnie (Galitzine), a laid-back, improvisational British street musician, are thrown together and have to prepare for a competition that could change their lives.
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Debbie Gibson Answers 4 Questions on Her 44th Birthday

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Debbie Gibson Answers 4 Questions on Her 44th Birthday
She was a teen star, releasing the triple-platinum Out of the Blue when she was just 16. In the subsequent 28 years, Debbie Gibson has had her ups and downs. Her career high: becoming the youngest person in history to write, perform and produce a #1 hit, with "Foolish Beat." Her low? Probably the entire season she competed on Celebrity Apprentice. On August 31, Debbie Gibson turns 44 - not that she's counting. "I'm not in any way ashamed of the numbers, but I've thrown them out in my daily life because they truly limit how we view ourselves and others," she tells People. "Tina Turner
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Debbie Gibson Answers Four Questions on Her 44th Birthday

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Debbie Gibson Answers Four Questions on Her 44th Birthday
She was a teen star, releasing the triple-platinum Out of the Blue when she was just 16. In the subsequent 28 years, Debbie Gibson has had her ups and downs. Her career high: becoming the youngest person in history to write, perform and produce a #1 hit, with "Foolish Beat." Her low? Probably the entire season she competed on Celebrity Apprentice. On August 31, Debbie Gibson turns 44 - not that she's counting. "I'm not in any way ashamed of the numbers, but I've thrown them out in my daily life because they truly limit how we view ourselves and others," she tells People. "Tina Turner
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Briefs: “Jesus: The Teen Years,” Chris Evans Is Cold And Grizzled, And Rory O’Malley Joins The Skivvies

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

“Who thought it was a good idea to let David DeCoteau direct a sequel to Donnie Darko?”

Thanks to joeyhegele for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Daniel Sharman (above) is 28, Carol Burnett is 81, Michael Damian is 52, Tom Welling is 37, and Sheena Easton is 55. And a special birthday shoutout to Tbl reader CCWayne!

Dan Savage on the “Gay Mafia.”

Uganda’s Tallest Peak Now Topped With Rainbow Flag

Fox is developing the “event” series Nazareth, which will look at the formative years of Jesus.

These 7 careers are allegedly no longer available to Christians thanks to the gays

You have to watch this Colbert vid to the end, as Stephen … deepthroats a burrito … with a hot beardo.

Coming soon to Ed Kennedy‘s neighborhood.

Here’s the international trailer for Snowpiercer,
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Dance Film Casting

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'High Strung' - Dance Film Casting

Legendary choreographer Dave Scott (Step Up 3D, Stomp The Yard, So You Think You Can Dance?) will be choreographing the routines for this ballet meets hip hop tale of a struggling British musician in New York and the talented American ballerina he meets who changes his world.

The director is Michael Damian.

Auditions: London: 12th & 13th February 2014

Rehearsals: Must be available to rehearse from w/c 17th February 2014, dates Tbc

Shoots: 17th March 2014 - 15th April 2014

Location: Bucharest, Romania and New York

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We Are Looking For The Following:

Johnnie Blackwell (Male) 19 - 22. Very good looking, brooding and street-wise, Johnnie can’t get a job without a work visa, so he takes up busking in the subways for cash. But when he meets classical dancer Ruby during a hip hop battle gone wrong, they immediately clash but he can’t deny the chemistry between them.
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What to Watch Tuesday: Y&R Honors Kay, Luther Is Back, Jon Stewart Returns to Daily Duty & More

On TV this Tuesday: The Young and the Restless remembers a great lady (and the woman she played), Luther is back on the beat, Jon Stewart reclaims his Daily Show throne and one of Lisa Kudrow’s Friends makes a Therapy appointment. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Check local listings The Young and the Restless (CBS) | The daytime staple honors its grande dame Jeanne Cooper (who passed away in May) with the first episode of a two-part memorial service for her character Katherine Chancellor. Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen (Psych) returns as Father Todd, who presides over the event,
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TVLine Items: Girls Season 3 Teaser, Y&R Plans Star-Studded Kay Chancellor Memorial and More

TVLine Items: Girls Season 3 Teaser, Y&R Plans Star-Studded Kay Chancellor Memorial and More
HBO’s Girls is going Instagram-wild in its new promo.

The following teaser for the acclaimed comedy’s upcoming Season 3 (bowing in 2014) is made up of an abundance of behind-the-scenes photos, seemingly pulled from the beloved iPhone app.

Press Play below for tons of little glimpses at Lena Dunham & Co. in action, then hit the comments with your snappy judgements.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

The Young and the Restless will pay tribute to late suds vet Jeanne Cooper’s Genoa City dame Katherine Chancellor with two alumni-packed episodes airing Sept. 3 and 4. Per TV Guide Magazine,
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Don't worry, Corey Feldman has finally been reunited with his Dream A Little Dream jacket

Like an elderly professor unexpectedly separated from his consciousness and somehow trapped in the body of a smart-aleck teenager, Corey Feldman’s leather jacket from the 1989 film Dream A Little Dream has spent the last two years wandering this world, uncertain whether it would ever get back home. Ripped away from Feldman at an L.A. House Of Blues show in 2011, the jacket has endured many a night since lying crumpled, cold and alone, softly singing Michael Damian’s “Rock On” at the moon, the lingering scent of Corey Feldman’s hair mousse growing ever more faint. Would ...
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Exclusive Young and the Restless Scoop From Lauralee Bell: Will Paul and Christine Reunite?

Longtime fans of CBS' The Young and the Restless remember when Lauralee Bell's character Christine Blair — aka Cricket — was the abstinence-promoting saint of Genoa City. But since she left home to become a hotshot Beltway lawyer, Cricket has been scandalously nutty in her occasional returns to town, drunkenly making out with Nick (Joshua Morrow) and hitting the sack with her ex-husband Danny (Michael Damian). Now this! On Nov. 16, Cricket shares a kiss with her other ex-hubby Paul (Doug Davidson), who is currently in love with her best friend Nina (Tricia Cast). What the hell is our girl thinking? TV Guide Magazine spoke with Bell about this jaw-dropper development and what it's like to remain at Y&R after her sister-in-law, Maria Bell, was ousted as exec producer.

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"A Princess for Christmas" Is One Gift You'll Hope You Never Get

Feel-good family-friendly Christmas movies are a dime a dozen, and so are films about independent young women unexpectedly becoming royalty through a “spontaneous” romance that proves she’s in love and not seeking riches and titles. A Princess for Christmas, directed by Michael Damian, blends these two genres together and comes out with a mangled, simplistic story filled with wooden acting, stilted writing, and a chain of events that make little sense save for the fact that they’re prerequisites for any basic “average girl becomes a princess” kind of film. It’s unfortunate that the basic structure and elements are so horribly executed because there are enough strong cast members, like Merlin’s Katie McGrath, Charlotte Salt, and Roger Moore, that a more talented director could have made a memorable holiday distraction.

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‘Cold Case’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Kathryn Morris and Richard Madden Add Indie Features

For fans of the TV drama Cold Case, here’s some news to keep you entertained; Variety reports that Kathryn Morris, who plays Lilly Rush on the show, is set to lead the indie rom-com Confections of a Discarded Woman, with Motion Picture Corp. of America producing.

Michael Damian will be helming the project, from a script he co-wrote with Janeen Damian. Morris will be playing “a pampered Manhattan housewife who has it all until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist. Faced with an airtight pre-nup” she is forced to take “a job making cupcakes at her father’s bakery in Hackensack, where she discovers that true love can be even sweeter on the other side of the Hudson.”

Now it may not be my type of movie, but this could be a good way for Morris to make a stamp on the big screen. She had a part in Minority Report,
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