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The vote took place Friday on the opening day of the biennial SAG-aftra National Convention in Los Angeles at the Universal Sheraton. The four-day event is closed to the news media.
The exec VP slot is the second-highest elected post in SAG-aftra and shall act in the place of the president if the president is absent.
Damon has been in the exec VP post since April, 2016, succeeding Gabrielle Carteris in the slot. Carteris became president after Ken Howard died, serving the final 16 months of his term and was re-elected in August over Esai Morales and three other candidates. Damon has also been serving as acting president of the New York local since Mike Hodge passed away last month.
“It is my honor to continue to serve the members of SAG-aftra as executive vice president and »
- Dave McNary
Actor John Wesley Shipp is well-known for a variety of television and film roles. He was born on January 22, 1955, in Norfolk, Virginia. His first role in television was playing Dr. Kelly Nelson, a regular character on a daytime soap opera called ‘Guiding Light’. However, it is ‘The Flash’ for which he is best-known. In this CBS series, he played Barry Allen and The Flash between 1990 and 1991. He was cast in a mysterious role in the CW series ‘The Flash’ in 2014 and this character was later revealed as Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen/ The
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- Nat Berman
Melina Kanakaredes’ new TV role works out great, since she probably still has leftover scrubs hanging in her closet.
The CSI: NY and Providence alum has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming medical drama The Resident as a series regular, according to our sister site Deadline. Kanakaredes will play Dr. Lane Hunter, a top oncologist who’s harboring dark secrets that set off a thriller arc in the show’s first season.
According to a recent report from the folks over at Soapcentral, the NBC “Days Of Our Lives” crew has decided to cut actor Jordi Vilasuso aka character Dario Hernandez from their roster. So, Dario will be no more here shortly. Poor Jordi hit up his official Instagram account to say,” Yes, it's true- my Days are numbered. I've been wanting to speak on this for awhile but out of respect and love for the show I've stayed quiet." He went on to say that the show brought him a lot of joy. It was a pleasure to work with the entire cast and crew. At one point, he said he wished they had taken Dario in a different direction. However, he’s still happy to have been a part of the Hernandez family. He also noted that he’s grateful to the women that managed to escape Dario’s grasp. »
J’onn J’onzz’s lady love on Supergirl has found a new network to call home.
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Instinct follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart (The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming), a former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer. He is lured back into his old life when tenacious »
NatGeo is filling the ranks of its new miniseries with some well-known names.
Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break, The Walking Dead), Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) are among the actors who’ve signed on to The Long Road Home, an upcoming eight-episode event at the basic cabler, per The Hollywood Reporter.
RelatedIsis Scripted Drama Ordered at NatGeo
Based on Martha Raddatz’s book, the mini will concern itself with April 4, 2004, aka “Black Sunday,” on which a Texas platoon form the 1st Calvary Division came under attack in Sadr City, Baghdad. Noel Fisher »
Based on a Korean format, the 10-episode summer series — from writer Stephen Tolkin (Legend of the Seeker) — follows a news producer (Patton) who knows exactly when, where and how her daughter Serena will be murdered. The catch? She’s clueless about why and who the killer is, and nothing she does seems to change Serena’s unmovable fate.
The Writers Guild of America East has selected soap opera writer Courtney Simon as the recipient for its Richard B. Jablow Award for service to the guild.
Simon will be honored at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Feb. 19. The Jablow award was established in 1978 to recognize service and created in honor of Jablow, who helped found the WGA East, authored its constitution, and served as its first counsel.
Simon has been a WGA East member since 1980. She has written for 12 different daytime dramas, including “As the World Turns,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” and “All My Children.” She has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild Awards.
Simon has served on the WGA East Council since 2007 and has been active in lobbying efforts to promote a diversity-based tax credit in the state of New York. She co-chairs the Wgae Diversity Coalition, is »
- Dave McNary
Days of Our Lives fans, you might want to sit down for this one.
Speculation about what Megyn Kelly‘s official new role at NBC will be has been running high since her exit from Fox News was announced Tuesday — but what could that mean for the network’s long-running daytime drama Days of Our Lives?
A source connected to the beloved soap opera tells People that several cast members have been told that this upcoming year of the series will likely be its last.
Days is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday since Nov. »
- Aurelie Corinthios
9 items from 2017
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