News Nuggets: Grammy nod for 'Journey' is a milestone for video games

Daytime Emmy winning producer Paul Rauch dies at age 78: "Daytime Emmy winner Paul Rauch, executive producer of daytime dramas 'Another World,' 'Santa Barbara,' 'One Life to Live,' 'Guiding Light' and 'The Young and the Restless,' died Sunday. He was 78, and reports of his death on websites devoted to soap operas described him as legendary. Rauch won two Daytime Emmys, sharing one for 'Another World' in 1976 and another for outstanding children's special for 'Run the Wild Fields' in 2001. He was nominated for a total of eight Daytime Emmys, most recently in 2011 for 'The Young and the Restless.'" Variety 104 scores eligible for Oscar consideration: "The list includes Jonny Greenwood ('The Master'), whose efforts in a previous Paul Thomas Anderson film, 'There Will Be Blood,' were disallowed per Academy rules. 'To be eligible, the original
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TV on Tap: A Potential "Downton Abbey" Departure, Brenda Song is "New Girl"'s New Girl and the Beekman Boys Bake Cookies for the "Amazing Race" Competitors

I guess ABC doesn't worry about Apartment 23 mocking Dancing with the Stars with these ratings.


Over at the website for their farm, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge write a thank-you post to The Amazing Race team along with pictures of gingerbread cookies inspired by their Amazing Race competitors. There's something encouraging about the sight of Brent's imperfect icing.

Speaking of The Amazing Race, Jaymes has set up a website to take donations for his father's battle against cancer.

Deadline adds to the story about that remake of The Saint that's in the works. Eliza Dushku has joined the pilot as a love interest for the lead character.

Brenda Song is heading to a recurring role on New Girl according to EW. I'm more than a little mixed about the news, I like Song, I like that she'll be playing a love interest for Winston — but I hoped
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'One Life to Live' exec producer Frank Valentini staying at the helm -- Exclusive interview

'One Life to Live' exec producer Frank Valentini staying at the helm -- Exclusive interview
When so much of the news about soaps these days has to do with endings, One Life to Live executive producer Frank Valentini’s story seems to give hope to the genre. Valentini, 48, has spent all of his 25-year television career at Oltl, working his way up from assistant to the executive producer, and recently re-upped for another two-year stint as showrunner.

When he joined the show in September 1985 as assistant to then-ep Paul Rauch, Valentini had no real exposure to soaps and definitely didn’t foresee it being such an integral part of his life. “I was just a
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