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Today in Soap Opera History (June 6)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Poppy caused trouble for Tom and Faith.

1988: Another World's Amanda gave birth to Alli.

1988: Days of our Lives' Tom was secretly a poet.

2002: Guiding Light's Reva sang to Josh."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1938: Local New York City radio soap opera Stella Dallas began airing nationwide on NBC Radio.

1938: Young Widder Brown premiered on NBC Radio. Stella Dallas
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James Cameron's "Fantastic Voyage"

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According to new reports, director Guillermo del Toro ("Pacific Rim") is in talks with 20th Century Fox, to helm a 3D reboot of the 1966 feature "Fantastic Voyage", to be produced by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, from a screenplay by David Goyer:

Screenplay for the original 1966 "Fantastic Voyage" was written by Harry Kleiner, from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby.

The movie also inspired an animated Filmation TV series and follow-up book series by author Issac Asimov.

In "Fantastic Voyage", both the Us and Russia work together to develop micro-technology allowing matter to be miniaturized using a process to shrink individual atoms. But the smaller an object is made, the quicker it reverts back to its original size.

"...Scientist 'Jan Benes', working behind the Iron Curtain, calculates a way to make the shrinking process work. With the help of the CIA, Benes escapes to the West,
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Ex-Super Bowl Champ -- Fired ... Over College Body Slam Video

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A former NFL star -- and Super Bowl champ -- has been Fired from his job as a college football coach after Body Slamming another man in the gym at Bowie State University ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... Bsu officials were investigating an October 30th incident involving former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant ... who was a volunteer linebackers coach at the school. Grant, 6'3" and 285 lbs, won a Super Bowl
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Ex-Super Bowl Champ -- Investigated Over Body Slam ... Allegedly Attacked College Student

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A former NFL lineman -- who now coaches college football -- is being investigated over footage that allegedly shows him body-slamming someone in the school gym ... TMZ Sports has learned. The man at the center of the investigation is Charles Grant -- a 2002 1st round NFL draft pick who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009. He's now the linebackers coach at Bowie State University in Maryland. Multiple witnesses tell us Grant
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Diana movie branded as 'fabulously awful'

UK critics have lashed Diana, the biopic starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, pouring scorn on the performances, screenplay and Oliver Hirschbiegel.s direction.

The film, which opens in Australia on October 10 via the Becker Film Group, was almost universally panned after its world premiere in London on Thursday night.

Stephen Jeffreys. screenplay based on the Kate Snell book Diana - Her Last Love charts the two years leading up to her death in 1997, focusing on her affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).

.Poor Princess Diana,. declared The Guardian.s Peter Bradshaw. .I hesitate to use the term .car crash cinema.. But the awful truth is that, 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death. This is due to an excruciatingly well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic about her troubled final years, laced with bizarre cardboard dialogue . a tabloid fantasy of how famous and important people speak in private.
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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season 5 reunion, part 2: Kim's return and 12 more top moments

After attempting to steal Part 1 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 5 reunion, Kenya Moore took a backseat this week while one of the show's original divas -- Kim Zolciak -- returned, sans wig, to address questions and controversies surrounding her departure from the series. Meanwhile, NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks reignited an old feud, Kandi Burruss gritted her teeth through Kim's turn in the spotlight and Porsha Williams barely said a word.

Let's break down the highlights of Part 2 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 5 reunion spectacular:

NeNe sees some of herself in Kenya: "When I would watch the show and I would be arguing and fighting I hated seeing myself like that. A lot of times when Kenya would get crazy I would want to pull her and shake her because I would hate for her to look at herself and see herself look crazy like that,
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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Shaping Up and Shipping Out

Tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Shaping Up and Shipping Out

We're headin' to Africa, y'all!

Well, not "we" as in you and me, sadly. (I'm a fabulous travel buddy, if I do say so myself.) The Real Housewives of Atlanta will be packing up their weaves and side eyes and making the almost day-long flight to South Africa tonight. You know what that means?

A whole lot of preparation.

Before any great battle royale happens, each fighter must get in their last minute training, so as to ensure victory. NeNe's plan to dominate the rest of these fools? Bring in reinforcements. Namely, Marlo Hampton, Atl "socialite", member of city "It Couple" with Charles Grant, and all around shady character. After patching things up last week, mostly due to their mutual love of money and brand name goods, NeNe and Marlo (Nelo?) have some tall sista solidarity going on,
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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Unlikely Duos

Tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Unlikely Duos

After a two week hiatus to get our donks in shape for the new year and practice wagging our fingers to "Who Gon' Check Me Boo?", The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns tonight having not lost a step.

Peter and Cynthia are heading to counseling for their marital problems, this time seeking the aide of the pastor that married them. If you thought a quick detour like this would soften Peter's notoriously hard head, you're sadly mistaken, as he deflects on telling his wife what he loves about her in favor of heading right to the negative. The fact that they both understand that they need help in their marriage is a great first step, but coming in with a nasty attitude, especially following poor behavior all season, doesn't exactly make it seem like he wants to stay with her.
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode Seven: Served. By Bob.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode Seven: Served. By Bob.

Tonight's special episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta made up for Sunday's snoozefest in abundance. Bob owned Sheree and Phaedra in the courtroom, the seeds were laid for a potential Sheree vs. Phaedra catfight, and... Charles Grant (and Marlo) got more screen time. Take a wild guess at which one of those highlights flat-out bored the hell out of me. In fact, let's just get that out the way first so I don't have to come back to it.

It's "The Charles Grant Show!" Starring Charles Grant (and Marlo)

So Charles (and Marlo) were "invited" to appear on Kandie's Kandi Coated Nights webshow and the topic quickly went to Charles's alleged fling with NeNe. Of course, Charles ate the attention up while Marlo sat there waiting until she was directly spoken to. When (finally) given the opportunity to shine,
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode Five: Whine With Your Shade, Madam?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode Five: Whine With Your Shade, Madam?

The fifth episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta finally introduced the world to this season's alleged pot-stirrer Marlo Hampton, who was originally groomed to be NeNe Leakes' nemesis this year. However, if you pay attention to the blogs and certain people's Twitter accounts, then you will know that the smoke will eventually clear between the two women, but it won't be a pretty road getting there. Shade was tossed around with a side of whine for good measure last night, but the overall product left me thirsty for more, and not in a good way.

Marlo, with her boyfriend Charles Grant, came onto the scene during a fashion show hosted by Cynthia (which I will get on later) and it didn't take long before Sheree, Phaedra, and Ms. Lawrence revved up the Gossip Express, sending it
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‘Rhoa’ Recap: NeNe Leakes Disrespects Her Only Ally Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia is NeNe's only true friend out of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast. So why is she so late to Cynthia's husband Peter's party? NeNe Leakes is supposed to co-host the sneak peek party for Bar One, the new bar that Cynthia Bailey's husband Peter is opening. But during The Real Housewives of Atlanta Dec. 4 episode, NeNe disrespects Cynthia -- who is her closest friend out of the Rhoa cast -- by showing up during the last five minutes of Peter's party. Is NeNe just trying to avoid running into her rumored ex-fling, Charles Grant -- or is she starting war with Cynthia? The episode starts off as Sheree Whitfield, Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo step out to support Cynthia as she hosts a fashion show. Poor Cynthia stumbles over her words. After the show, the girls sip on some drinks when Charles -- the
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta": Preview the Explosive New Season

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- the highest rated of all the "Housewives" franchises -- is back! Season 4 will debut November 6, and Bravo released a preview today. Check it out below: The video starts with the wives trip to Africa, but things get really wild when they return to Georgia. Kim Zolciak is expecting a baby with her new beau Kroy Biermann , NeNe Leakes is on the dating scene after separating from her estranged husband Gregg, Phaedra Parks fights with her husband Apollo Nida about opening a funeral home, Sheree Whitfield is still embroiled with her ex husband Bob over child support, and Cynthia Bailey's husband Peter is still feuding with her sister. Meanwhile singer-songwriter Kandi Burress is working in new genre: country music. Unlike New York, the entire Atlanta cast is returning, with the addition of Marlo Hampton in a recurring role. Marlo is involved with Charles Grant,
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So True? So False? Did NeNe Leakes Really Get Booted Off The Real Housewives of Atlanta?!

So True? So False? Did NeNe Leakes Really Get Booted Off The Real Housewives of Atlanta?!
It's one thing to get fired from Celebrity Apprentice, but is NeNe Leakes actually losing her gig on the show that made her famous in the first place? Thanks to a New York Daily News report, speculation has been running rampant today that the reality star won't be on your boob tube when you tune into the next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. What's more, there's talk that her replacement might be Marlo Hampton, who's engaged to NFL player Charles Grant. You know, the guy NeNe was believed to be dating after her marriage fell apart! Listen up, Kim Zolciak, because this rumor is... So false! "I'm happy to report that NeNe Leakes is still gainfully...
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Levy Sizes Up Cameron's "Fantastic Voyage"

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According to reports, producer James Cameron has hired Shawn Levy to direct his 3D reboot of the 1966 feature "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, from a screenplay by Shane Salerno ("Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem).

Screenplay for the original "Fantastic Voyage" was written by Harry Kleiner, from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby. The movie also inspired an animated Filmation TV series and follow-up book series by author Issac Asimov.

In "Fantastic Voyage", The Us and Soviet Union develop technology allowing matter to be miniaturized using a process to shrink individual atoms. But the smaller an object is made, the quicker it reverts back to its original size.

"...Scientist 'Jan Benes', working behind the Iron Curtain, calculates a way to make the shrinking process work. With the help of the CIA, Benes escapes to the West, but an assassination attempt leaves him near death, with
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Did a ‘Housewives of Atlanta’ star freak out over possible pregnancy?

HollywoodNews.com: While ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kim Zolciak seems happily pregnant, one of the other women on the show wasn’t so happy when she thought she might be expecting.

NeNe Leakes is rumored to have been worried recently about possibly being pregnant, states RadarOnline.com. It is alleged that she thought she might be pregnant with another man’s child, not one with her current husband Gregg.

She has been linked to Chicago Bears defensive end Charles Grant and if she were to get pregnant while dissolving her marriage, Gregg might be able to use this against her.

However, it seems it was just a scare and that there will not be two new children in the ‘Housewives of Atlanta’ family.

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'Eureka' - O Little Town

This article may contain spoilers. ? When last seen at the end of summer, .Eureka. was saying good-bye to the delightful Dr. Charles Grant (James Callis) and wiggling its way back through the worm-hole. Now permanently stuck in the alternate timeline where Fargo (Neil Grayston) is in charge at Global Dynamics, Jo (Erica Cerra) is chief of security, and Jack (Colin Ferguson) and Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) have decided to pursue a relationship, things are a little different in Eureka. So it came as no surprise that, just as Jack and Zoe (Jordan Hinson) were attempting to escape to spend the holidays with relatives, the world needed rescuing once again. In a funny approach to reinventing the story of Santa Claus, .Eureka. did it with a bit of panache and style. Taggart (Matt ...
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Leterrier Sizes Up "Fantastic Voyage"

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According to reports, producer James Cameron is looking at Louis Leterrier ("Clash Of The Titans"), to direct his 3D reboot of the 1966 feature "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, from a screenplay by Shane Salerno ("Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem).

The original "Fantastic Voyage" feature was written by Harry Kleiner, from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby. The movie also inspired an animated Filmation TV series and follow-up book series by author Issac Asimov.

In "Fantastic Voyage", The Us and Soviet Union develop technology allowing matter to be miniaturized using a process to shrink individual atoms. But the smaller an object is made, the quicker it reverts back to its original size.

Scientist 'Jan Benes', working behind the Iron Curtain, calculates a way to make the shrinking process work. With the help of the CIA, Benes escapes to the West, but an assassination attempt leaves him near death,
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'Eureka' - I'll Be Seeing You

This article may contain spoilers. Violation of the time-travel protocols is the least of our heroes. problems. From what we have seen, Dr. Charles Grant (formerly Dr. Trevor Grant) (James Callis) has been tinkering with time itself in order to get the result he wants. He may have hitch-hiked back to the future initially out of curiosity, but then, he went back to stop Adam Barlowe (Elias Toufexis) from stealing the Bridge Device blueprints and to save Allison's (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) life. However, if the baseball he gave Jack (Colin Ferguson0 and the opening scene where he was holding a clandestine meeting to prevent the atomic bomb from ever being built are any indication, Dr. Grant has returned to 1947 more than just once. Just exactly how is he doing that and to what end? Is ...
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'Eureka' Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

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'Eureka' Season 4, Episode 8 Recap
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('Eureka' - 'The Ex-Files') "You never said who you were seeing." --Allison Blake to Charles Grant

"Tall, leggy blonde, slinky red dress." --Grant

That, my friends, was a good one. In an obvious nod to James Callis's other little sci-fi and Syfy, role, the entire episode revolved around familiar faces making return appearances. Beverly Barlowe's return last week was apparently just the beginning of a whole slew of 'Eureka' return engagements. And that wasn't even the main story.

Giving Trevor, I mean Charles Grant a little more character, it turns out that he's against using research facilities like Global Dynamics for the purpose of creating weapons of mass destruction, or chaos, or anything else that the military and General Mansfield want the facility churning out like it's an assembly line.

 

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Eureka Season 4 | I'm the sheriff. I'm sheriffing.

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Eureka is a decent little show that's been puttering along on SyFy since the network had more i's and less y's back in 2006. The nominal premise is that there is a top secret town in the Pacific northwest run by the government in which many of the top minds in the world live and work. The pilot put the average Joe sort of Us Marshall Jack Carter (played by Colin Ferguson) into the role of town sheriff. The town frequently has conflicts between the military, which sinks enormous funding into the town, and the civilian scientists. The show has a basic formula in each episode: weird thing happens in town, Carter tries to figure out who's responsible, with help from the sciency sorts he narrows it down to a particular project having unforeseen complications, the complications threaten to go out of control, Carter makes an everyman sort of common sense suggestion,
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