6 items from 2010
Warm up for the Thanksgiving feast with some bite-sized TV news.
Neal Baer, the long-time showrunner of "Law & Order: Svu," will leave the show at the end of the season for a new three-year deal at CBS Studios. Baer previously worked on "ER," where he developed a relationship with CBS Studios boss David Stapf and network head Nina Tassler, who were Warner Bros. TV execs at the time. [Variety]
Andie MacDowell has taken a lead role in ABC Family's pilot "What Would Jane Do," about a 16-year-old (Erica Dasher) who starts working for a fashion house when people there mistake her for an adult. MacDowell will play her "hard-nosed" boss. [EW]
Also at ABC Family, Meagen Fay ("Malcolm in the Middle") has joined the cast of Raven-Symone's pilot "The Great State of Georgia." TNT, meanwhile, has added Rhea Seehorn, Blake Clark, Bradford Anderson and Brett Rice to its cop-show pilot that »
Exclusive: Meagen Fay has been tapped for the last lead role on ABC Family's half-hour multicamera pilot The Great State of Georgia, while Blake Clark, Brett Rice, Bradford Anderson and Rhea Seehorn are set as the supporting cast of TNT's untntitled Allan Loeb pilot. The Great State of Georgia centers on Georgia (Raven Symone), an exuberant curvy performer from the south, and her science geek best friend Jo (Majandra Delfino) who try to make headway in New York City. Fay will play the flamboyantly effusive Aunt Honey, a Southern grande dame in a silk Open robe and fur-trimmed mules, who is Georgia and Jo's landlady and a dear friend of Georgia's late mother. Fay, repped by SMS and Main Title, recurs on Two and a Half Men as the mother to Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend and on How I Met Your Mother as Alyson Hannigan’s mother. Based on »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
No, you aren't wrong. It is really Tuesday. We know you have a lot to catch up on, so here's some celeb quick hits to make it easier.
How does Heidi Montag keep those G-cup breasts of hers soft, supple and looking oh, so natural? By giving herself soft tissue breast massages. She also takes hot baths to relax her jaw muscles. [Twitter]
Turns out Ben Affleck is gray. Really gray. We think it makes him look distinguished. [New York Daily News]
Minka Kelly freaks out on airplane when told to stow her dog for take-off and landing. [Gawker]
Police admit that Paris Hilton got special treatment following her cocaine arrest, including having her processing time cut down from the average six hours to three. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
"As the World Turns" took home some hardware in its penultimate Daytime Emmy ceremony. Michael Park and Maura West took home Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, which was his first win and her second. "Atwt" also took home Outstanding Supporting Actress for Julie Pinson (pictured).
Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Lead Actress
Bobbie Eakes as Krystal Carey »
Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Nominations have been announced for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. In the Outstanding Talk Show Category, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Ray and Regis & Kelly will be duking it out for the statue. This year, The Young and the Restless has 16 nominations, Sesame Street has 14 and One Life to Live has 13 nods. Check out the breakdown of some of the nominations below: Outstanding Drama Series: All My Children (ABC) The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS) General Hospital (ABC) The Young and the Restless (CBS) Outstanding Lead Actor: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) – The Young and the Restless Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) -The Young and the Restless Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) – As the World Turns Michael Park (Jack Snyder) – As the World Turns James Scott (E.J. Dimera) – Days of Our Lives Outstanding Lead Actress: Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara) – General Hospital Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) – Guiding Light »
With almost an equal number of partners, kids, and scandals between them, ever wonder what Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard) and Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) would have to say to each other? Well, ABC will give you a chance to find out with a series of 10 webisodes showing well-known characters from All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital interacting with one another. They’ll be taped this month but will air on abc.com and soapnet.com (and in shorter form on ABC and SOAPnet) beginning in July.
“We are always looking for ways to drive deeper viewer engagement with our fans, »
- Abby West
6 items from 2010
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