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While on Stern’s radio show this morning, Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, asked the America’s Got Talent judge if he would consider being his running mate in the 2016 US Presidential election.
Stern replied calmly, “I usually don’t play second fiddle, but in this case, I might.”
Ventura, who is toying with the idea of running as an independent in 2016, didn’t hide his enthusiasm about having someone who carries the weight, and the cache of Stern, the world’s best known radio personality.
“With my new gig on America’s Got Talent, I’ve got mass appeal now. The people will vote for me," said Stern.
Ventura first entered politics in 1991 as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He then ran for Governor of Minnesota under the Reform Party, winning the race in 1998 and serving from January 4, 1999 to January 6, 2003. Ventura declined to run for a second term due to health concerns for his wife.
“Look at my political history. I only do one term. I did one term as mayor, one term as governor. You could end up being President,” said Ventura.
When Marvel announced that they were initiating “Phase 2″ of their shared-universe cinematic saga, there weren’t too many surprises. A Captain America sequel, a Thor sequel, an Avengers sequel — check, check, checkeroo! And then there was the wild-card project Guardians of the Galaxy, a spacefaring adventure based on a decidedly off-mainstream comic book series featuring a warrior tree and a gun-toting raccoon. Well, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie just got even more interesting: Director James Gunn just announced on his Facebook page that he will be directing the film. Gunn has a devoted cult following for his films, including the horror-comedy Slither and the superhero riff Super. But Guardians will be his largest undertaking yet — by comparison, Super had a budget of $2.5 million, which will presumably pay for about three minutes of Guardians screen time.
Here’s Gunn’s Facebook post, where he also mentions that he’ll be doing a rewrite on the Guardians script, presumably to add in more tentacles:
For a month or so there’s been a lot of Internet speculation about my involvement with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Until now I haven’t said anything, because I’m trying to be less expulsive about this project than I am about the rest of my life. But last night I got the go-ahead from Kevin Feige to let you all know that, yes, indeed, I am rewriting and directing Guardians of the Galaxy. As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics, AND raccoons, this is the movie I’ve been waiting to make since I was nine years old. Kevin, Joss, and all the folks at Marvel have been amazing collaborators so far, and we’re committed to bringing you something majestic, beautiful, and unique. I am incredibly excited. I am also incredibly grateful to the fans and the press for all their words of encouragement and support regarding my involvement with this project since the news first leaked. Thanks – you have, honestly, touched and overwhelmed me. And that’s it for now. Other than the occasional photos of my dog and cat here on Facebook, I’ll talk to you again in August 2014 when Guardians is released!
This is very exciting news, since the last time Marvel handed the reins of a mega-franchise over to a beloved cult auteur, the result was The Avengers. It’ll be interesting to see how Gunn’s eccentric vision and the intrinsic weirdness of the original Guardians comic book will mesh with the natural urge to set up the Guardians movie as a blockbuster franchise kickstarter. But here’s the good news: The odds that Michael Rooker will play Rocket Raccoon just increased exponentially.
The show that was supposed to be streamed live yesterday, is already available online. From Nelly's FB page:
I love this woman. I love her 'Parking Lot' mv and her album is flawless. This era could have been bigger, but the "Big Hoops" and "Spirit Indestrucrible" were released as singles. Anyway, are you buying it, ONDT?
It's the battle of the bling.
We got our first glimpse of Blake Lively's engagement ring yesterday, and Ryan Reynolds did a mighty fine job—but then again, he's done this before (hey, it's true!).
So how did his new wife's diamond compare to ex-wife Scarlett Johansson's rock? Designer Chris Capri of Capri Jewelry Inc. talks to E! News and breaks down the deets on these different jewels.
"It seems to me the ring is made of rose gold with the little diamonds on the sides of the ring being set micro-pavé style," Capri tells us of Lively's ring. "She has three rows of diamonds set on the ring. The center diamond is around 10 carats in what seems to be a light fancy pink oval-shape diamond. So the combined total carat weight between the small diamonds on the ring and the main diamond should be around 11 to 12 carats."
The jeweler also guesstimates how much moolah Reynolds put down for the ring. "I think he paid around $2 million, maybe closer to $3 million because of the color and size. It's definitely not a common diamond within the industry due to it's size, shape and especially it's color."
As for Scarlett's ring, it seems like Ryan chose to go the more traditional route.
"Her ring is a lot more common due to the color, shape and size," Capri tells E! News. "It looks to be three carats, round brilliant-cut shape, and it's set in yellow gold. Again, due to not knowing the clarity of the diamond, I can only guesstimate the value of the diamond being between $100,000 to $300,000 depending what the clarity is because it's definitely white in color."
Which sparkler catches your eye?
It's basically just 'Sterek'/ Dylan+Tyler H.
gemma/tig, my heart.
Actresses Lauren Miller and Ari Graynor appeared on "The View" last Friday to promote their phone sex flick "For a Good Time, Call..." In the interview, Miller (who also co-wrote the script) and Graynor discuss female friendships in film, talking dirty in front of their parents, and how to make phone sex sexy (which Whoopi Goldberg seems to have down pat). Check out the interview below.
This movie was hilarious. Check it out if you have the chance.
She sounds so much better with this song, than when she sang Call Me Maybe vocally. Cute little performance!
Rihanna was seen yesterday (September 17) in Los Angeles while waiting for her ride to grab something to eat.
The Guardian Magazine Interview
No longer ‘the third twin’ to child fashion moguls Ashley and Mary-Kate, Elizabeth Olsen is making a name for herself as a rising star in Hollywood. And nepotism has nothing to do with it, she says.
It’s day seven of a debilitating August heatwave in Los Angeles, but Elizabeth Olsen – deftly put together in an Annie Hall outfit of white shirt, light, puffy skirt and secondhand sleeveless vest (“I don’t know what this thing is… but it cost three dollars!”) – looks freezer-fresh. Blond-brown hair that should be stringy, damp and shapeless instead bounces against her round cheeks. Her face – like her physique – is marginally fuller than the rail-thin look favoured by her famous older twin sisters, the tween-moguls Ashley and Mary-Kate.
No one had heard of Elizabeth Olsen before Sundance 2011, when she took the festival by storm playing an escaped cult member in Sean Durkin’s unsettling indie drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Also playing that year was Silent House, a psychological horror movie designed to look like a single unbroken shot, which featured Olsen in every frame. Martha Marcy May Marlene proved that here was a young actor – she was barely 22 when she made it – ready for anything you could throw at her: trauma, brutality, a creepy rape scene, ambiguity, hints of mental illness. Meanwhile, Silent House involved repeated retakes of lengthy tracking shots over the course of three weeks. “It’s something I’d never do again,” she says, “but I learned a lot about temperament and how to keep your cool. You have to talk about all the technical things, and also perform at the right pitch without bumping into the cameraman, who’s always right there.” She holds her palm inches from her face. “But when you hit minute 10 of a 12-minute scene and something goes wrong, and you have to start from the beginning… Everything you did till then is just for nought. So that can be heart-wrenching to deal with.” She laughs, with a note of weariness at the memory. “Especially when you have to do it over and over again.”
Martha was the breakout film of the festival that year, and suddenly Olsen, hitherto patronised as “the third Olsen twin”, was crowned “Little Miss Sundance”. “I never thought I was going to go home from Sundance and find my whole life had changed, and honestly, it didn’t. I just went home. But it was exciting. I had been nervous about putting myself out there on film. Theatre seemed so much safer at that point. But people loved the movie. And you can’t say that about a lot of the work you do. Sometimes it all looks good on paper, but it doesn’t come together, or it’s great as a movie but the experience of making it wasn’t. That time, it all happened the right way. The first time!”
Her latest movie, Liberal Arts, is the first project that she actively pursued. “Until then, I had been out on casting calls and theatre and movie auditions. That was how I got cast, not because anyone was looking or asking for me in particular. I’m the kind of theatre person who loves auditions – I really do – whereas for a lot of actors it’s just a nightmare, all nerves and panic. Me, I just love to watch everyone sizing each other up, warily looking around the room to feel out the competition, how people’s faces look when they go in and then come out of the room.”
Shot mostly at Kenyon College, Ohio, Liberal Arts sees 34-year-old Nat (writer-director Josh Radnor) return to his old college and fall for his old professor’s hyper-intelligent 19-year-old niece (Olsen). The role lets Olsen do debonair and witty, as Radnor tries to follow her advice to say “yes” to every new experience.
“I liked that about it – the yes/no angle – because there’s always one time when you end up having to say no, and then you can really find out some things about yourself,” she says. “Liberal Arts is also the first movie where I spoke up for myself getting the part, instead of taking it because I needed a job.”
Although we’re having lunch in Hollywood, Olsen is really a Valley girl, born and raised in the suburb of Sherman Oaks with her older twin sisters Ashley and Mary-Kate and brother Trent.
I expect a sigh when I mention her sisters, but she’s easy with it. She has said that she almost reconsidered acting as a career back in 2004, when the media had a weeks-long feeding frenzy over rumours of Mary-Kate’s anorexia. I’m more interested in the weird notion of growing up alongside twin sisters who were multimillionaires before they hit puberty.
“I never thought about working on movies or television as something super-special that all these super-special people get to do. Neither did my sisters, and they were on camera from the age of a year old onwards [both played the youngest child on the 1987-95 network hit Full House]. My parents had very little to do with my sisters’ job really, at least not after getting them that first job. They always did what they could to hook them up with the right people to handle things, like being child stars and managing assets and running production companies and so on, but they never pretended they could do it well themselves.”
Which is a good thing, right? Nothing’s worse than stage mothers. “And my parents were so not that at all. My mother’s a ballet dancer – which isn’t what you call a job – and the mother of four children, and my father works full-time in real estate. My sisters run their own thing now. They have since they turned 18.”
Still, the shadow of her sisters’ success and fame must have dogged her early on, I suggest. People used to come to her room at NYU, pretending to knock on the wrong door just to stare at her, didn’t they?
“Oh absolutely. But their fame made me more determined to study. I knew I wanted to be an actor, but I also didn’t want to start working when I was under 18. These days, my sisters are mainly an inspiration as business people, and whenever I feel like I’m ready to package some project of my own, they’ll probably be the first people I’ll talk to for advice. Also, I love their fashion lines – I practically live at their clothes company when I’m here.”
As a child, Elizabeth appeared in small roles in several of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s straight-to-video tween-pics. “Oh, I really got to exercise the acting muscles there – you can’t imagine the awesome thespian demands on the kid playing Girl In Car in How The West Was Fun!” she guffaws affectionately. “And my biggest scene was getting bubblegum out of my hair!”
Wait, didn’t she “retire” at the age of 10?
“I did! My parents made me write down a pros and cons list. And the cons just piled up. So I figured I’d keep acting as a hobby until I was older. Because I felt that pressure, and that people would say, ‘Oh, that’s nepotism.’ I decided that as long as I felt confident and worked hard for it, instead of having it handed to me, no one could take that away from me. I don’t have any insecurity about it. I never got any job because of my sisters. I could have pulled a few strings through them, but I never needed to.”
At 17, Olsen moved to New York to study acting first at the Tisch School of the Arts, then at NYU. The city has been her home for six years. “I like being young and social there. I like meeting my friends in a bar, going to dinner, playing pool, I like the pace of New York. I’m a theatre kid, and the centre of that world is there, not here. The moment I get tired of it I come back here. When I’m in LA, I’m the total homebody: clubs, bars, the Hollywood scene, premieres, none of that really interests me. But it’s the place I best know how to unwind in.”
Not all of Olsen’s movies have been great – the limp comedy Peace, Love & Misunderstanding took lots of flak, though she enjoyed working with Jane Fonda. (“Best raconteur ever! Then I saw her on Oprah and she told all the same stories again!”) But she’s at the start of a career that promises to be a thing of wonder. Soon we’ll see her as Zola’s sexually ravenous Thérèse Raquin: “I didn’t have a day off. At the end it felt like a real physical feat, and I’m proud of whatever becomes of it, even though I haven’t seen it yet.”
As we part, and she’s climbing into her neat black Prius outside, she tells me her autumn project is a remake of Oldboy, co-starring Josh Brolin. “There’s no reason to remake it unless you can do justice to the violence – and the original is one of my favourite movies. Ours is even more twisted in the way it wraps up.” Murder, mental illness, kidnapping, amputation, incest – sounds like a gas, I say.
“Oh, what’s wrong with a few more months of pitch-black emotional darkness? It’s just work.” She laughs and roars away.
Anderson Cooper slammed Lindsay Lohan on his daytime talk show on Tuesday.
It all started when talk on “Anderson Live” turned to Amanda Bynes, and how Lohan took to Twitter to complain about her.
You’ll recall, Lohan tweeted on Sunday, “Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?”
The Mean Girls star was referring to Byne’s legal issues, which include her car being impounded on Sunday after having previously been pulled over while driving with a suspended license, two separate hit-and-run charges, and being arrested for a DUI.
Cooper noted on his show that he does not know Lohan, and “I feel bad for her” and “wish nothing for the best” for her, but felt the “Liz & Dick” star should butt out.
The talk show host said: “If I’m Lindsay Lohan, I would just be quiet and just do your job,” adding, “Get off Twitter, just stop hanging out,and just do your job and comeback. Everyone loves a comeback. Everyone’s rooting for you."
New and improved Starbucks Rewards program
The Starbucks Rewards program has been changed for the better or bad? It has the following changes, most of them are good:
* No more annoying cards.
* You get free drinks after every 12 stars.
* Rewards can be used for both drinks as well as for food.
* Free Birthday drink or Free Food item
* No free syrups and soy, or a free tall beverage with a whole bean purchase.
Starting on Oct. 16, Gold members will earn a free reward every 12 transactions instead of every 15 and now you’ll be able to redeem that free reward for a free drink or any food item. The new “Free Food” benefit applies to nearly all food, including muffins, scones, oatmeal, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and snacks of all sorts are all included. But so are bistro boxes, wraps and paninis. We are excited to be able to give our customers this flexibility in their rewards.
M.I.B., Dal Shabet and Norazo at the 30th Annual Korean Festival this Sunday!! All of them were nice. Dal Shabet's Jiyul was the sweetest girl ever. She waited and took a photo with me twice because the first photo i took was an ultra zoomed in photo of her face lol. Dal Shabet's manager is pretty cool too. She took my friend and I's Dal shabet photos backstage so that the girls could sign them. I almost took a photo with each member of M.I.B., but they were so nice I felt bad asking.
Cream from M.I.B. 5sic is in the background
failed attempt at a photo with Jiyul
(They're kpop artists)
The first trailer for Michael Hoffman’s Gambit, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman debuted this morning on ITV in the UK. This rip is a little rough so it will be replaced with the official trailer as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime check out what is shaping up to be a great British comedy.
Director: Michael Hoffman
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman
Based on the 1966 British caper comedy which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, “Gambit” centers on Harry Deane (Firth), a London art curator who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Diaz) in a scheme to con the richest man in England.
Plus, new/old stills of the fantasy short film Dust starring Alan Rickman.
TODD, a 60-something loner with a twitch, follows young JESSICA (7) and her MUM home from school. He waits for nightfall and breaks into the house. While Mum's distracted in the bathroom, Todd creeps into Jessica's bedroom, where events take an unexpected turn...
DUST stars Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy winning actor, Alan Rickman, alongside the critically acclaimed Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, St Trinians, Venus), and introduces 7 year old Lola Albert.
DUST is a 6-7 minute short film, written and directed by us, Ben Ockrent and Jake Russell. We met at secondary school and have remained friends since, in which time Ben has become an established scriptwriter while Jake has created video content for brands and online.
Thank you all again (and hold tight for the finished film - just a little while longer to go)
Posted: Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 - 09:41
To everyone who so generously supported us and helped make DUST a reality, we'd like to say thanks again for getting behind us, we really couldn't have come this far without you.
We're aware we haven't made any updates recently and this has left some people wondering what's happened, and we're sorry for the radio silence, but please know it's only temporary.
The edit of the film is almost done. We've got a final day booked in with our tremendous editor Mark, in 10 days time, where we'll be laying down the music. At that point the film will be ready to go into Post-Production where all the CGI, compositing, colour grading and other such technical wizadry takes place. This will take 5 weeks to complete, but unfortunately, due to the schedules of the people involved at this stage, those 5 weeks will take about 8 weeks in total to complete (if that makes sense).
So, while we know you're all probably eager to see the finished film (believe me, we're very, very eager too!) and to receieve the rewards you're all entitled to, we ask for a tiny bit more patience while we work with the schedules of the various artists and technicians involved at this stage. It really is the final push and we're so close to the finish line, but there's still a little while to go yet.
We promise to keep upating you as we go, but for now please rest assured that everything's happening as it should, but these things can't be rushed.
We'll check in again soon.
Thanks a lot for your understanding.
Jake & Ben
As rumors of a weekend wedding swirl, so do reports that Justin Timberlake brought his sexy back with his bro team in Las Vegas.
Us Weekly reports that the 31-year-old groom held a rambunctious bachelor party at the Wynn hotel's Tryst nightclub on Thursday with about 20 male friends. And while a rep for the venue described JT and his boys as taking "over the dance floor," there were no "Hangover" type shenanigans here. Timberlake "was a good boy," the report claims. "It was just him and his guys."
Timberlake proposed to longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel, 30, in December 2011 while vacationing at a mountain resort in Jackson, Wyoming (not far from the mountains of Montana, where the pair are rumored to be marrying ). The couple have been dating on and off since 2007. In a June 2011 interview with Vanity Fair, Timberlake said of Biel: "She is single-handedly the most important person my life… In my 30 years, she is the most special person, ok? I just don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me -- for instance, her."
The marriage will be the first for both parties.
Source - Huff Post
Young and the Restless scoop: Eric Braeden (Victor) signs new multi-year deal!
Genoa City may be losing some attractive denizens (Goodbye Genie Francis! Farewell, Marcy Rylan!) but at least one longtime resident will continue holding court at the Athletic Club. Eric Braeden — aka Victor Newman to his fans, and The Mustache to his enemies — has signed a new deal with Y&R’s production company Sony TV that will keep him on the sudser for years to come.
“Very glad we got the negotiations successfully behind us,” Braeden said in a statement (which could certainly double as a terse little tweet). Terms of his multi-year deal were not released.
Braeden’s new contract should come as good news to fans who may be worried about new Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps and how many roles she will cut to save the soap some cash. Earlier this month, she made the decision to bid farewell to Francis, who has played Genevieve Atkinson since May 2011. Rylan, aka Abby Newman, is also out the door. More changes could be on the horizon.
“I’m going into Y&R not with a hatchet but with a scalpel in order to make it function as a more economical show,” Phelps told TV Guide earlier this month.
“We have a cast of really wonderful actors but, at the end of the day, we need to look at the entire canvas and decide who is catching fire with the audience. And where can we create fire where there isn’t any?”
This appeared to be a rather uneventful renegotiation between Sony and Braeden, who has been on the show since 1980. In September of 2010, Braeden walked off the set of the soap after contract talks blew up with Sony. The production company wanted the actor to take a pay cut but he opted to leave, instead. Both parties made nice a month later.
Lindsay Bushman is the latest actress set to leave THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. She has played an aged Summer Newman for the past few months.
The actress seemed happy with the direction of Y&R and her story on Sunday when she tweeted the following: "Keep an eye out for some maniacal storylines coming up :) with mi amigos @maxehrich @rgala #YR"
But just days later she had been replaced in the role tweeting: "Ahhh! #YR is being invaded by #HollywoodHeights and has replaced yet another actress on YR. Guess who?! Me. Haha well onward and upward ^"
Hunter Haley King, who played Adriana on HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS will be the new Summer.
New Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Josh Griffith took over the show this summer after working with Sony on HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS. Robert Adamson was the first actor they brought over (to play the new Noah).
In addition to Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan and Marcy Rylan leaving, actress Cooper Harris has tweeted about joining the soap but no word yet on who she will be playing.
Soapie The Bold and the Beautiful is racking up astonishing ratings for Ten in its afternoon time slot.
Last week The Bold and the Beautiful averaged a whopping 431,000 viewers double the figures for rivals Seven (216,000) and Nine (215,000) 4.30pm news services.
It is also around 150,000 more viewers than Ten's prime time dud I Will Survive rated last week.
On Monday, it averaged 467,000 viewers a mere 16,000 less than Ten's prime time reality show Don't Tell the Bride.
The ratings are amazing for a US soapie that has been on air for more than 25 years.
Media analyst Steve Allen says Ten's is reaping the benefit of fast-tracking and a stable time slot.
"The Bold and the Beautiful in Australia is only a couple of weeks behind America,'' Mr Allen says.
"Other US soapies such as Days of Our Lives can be a year behind.
"The Bold and the Beautiful also condenses its drama into a potent half-hour. Days of Our Lives stretches it out to an hour per episode.''
The Bold and the Beautiful is reportedly the most-watched soapie in the world, with an estimated audience of 26.2 million viewers.
SUSAN LUCCI is now on Investigation Discovery Channel’s new Saturday night show “Deadly Affairs.” We all love Susan. I asked her reaction when ABC suddenly axed her longtime daytime soap.
“Very sad. Disbelief, anger, tears, all of that. Hard even now for me to say ‘All My Children’ in the past tense. It was a dreadful mourning period. I was incredulous. Took a year to get over it. Understand, I played Erica Kane 41 years. I started on the program’s 10th day.
“Soaps served a purpose for millions of multigenerational passionate fans. Every day someone tells me they miss it. One man said: ‘Cotton is not the fabric of our lives. In our house it was ‘All My Children.’ It was a constant for his wife, who he knew always watched. Back from Afghanistan, the show was their conversation starter.
“I’m still not sure why it stopped. I had no heads up when it was going off. I learned when everybody found out, and there wasn’t even time to collect mementos. I only managed to get a red and white T-shirt that read ‘Free Erica Kane from jail.’
“Now I’m still an early riser, only not 4:30 a.m. anymore without an alarm clock. Now it’s more shopping, enjoying family, seeing a movie.”
And shooting 10 episodes of this new show all summer all around New York. Also, Marc Cherry, who created “Desperate Housewives” shot a new series pilot. It’s about Latina maids in LA households. Susan is one of the Beverly Hills ladies.
The late John Ingle had an even longer-running role than he did as Edward Quartermaine in GENERAL HOSPITAL, and it took place in a classroom. Before becoming a full-time actor in the mid-1980s, the native Oklahoman spent 30 years teaching drama to students at Hollywood and Beverly Hills high schools, and moonlighting at Los Angeles City College in the evenings. During that time, he helped nurture the careers of a multitude of future stars.
Here are 12 of his most outstanding pupils:
1. Nicolas Cage. The Beverly Hills High alumnus, who went on to star in hits ranging from Moonstruck and Leaving Las Vegas to the National Treasure films, apparently thought so highly of his former teacher that he showed up to introduce Ingle as master of ceremonies at a 2001 Los Angeles arts festival.
2. Swoosie Kurtz. The star of the TV shows SISTERS and MIKE AND MOLLY took Ingle’s acting class at Beverly Hills High, and in a 1982 interview recalled Ingle as “a great man who really tapped something in me.”
3. Julie Kavner. The Beverly Hills High alumnus appeared in RHODA in the 1970s, but achieved her greatest fame as the raspy voice of Marge Simpson on the long-running animated sitcom THE SIMPSONS. In a 1992 New York Times profile of the actress, Ingle recalled her as a late bloomer who was “excellent at improvisation, but she wasn’t an ingenue.”
4. Richard Dreyfuss. In a 1985 interview, Ingle recalled that he told the star of movies such as Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind that he wouldn’t make it “unless he lost some of his brashness,” adding: “Fortunately, he didn’t listen to me.”
5. Albert Brooks. The comedy director (Defending Your Life, Lost in America) and actor (Broadcast News) paid tribute to Ingle via Twitter: “R.I.P John Ingle. General Hospital star and my high school drama teacher. Wonderful guy.”
6. Linda Evans - The actress starred in DYNASTY as Krystle Carrington and in THE BIG VALLEY as Audra Barkley.
7. Barbara Hershey - The actress won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for A Killing in a Small Town. She won two consecutive Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for Shy People and A World Apart.
8. Mike Farrell - The actor's 50 year career includes his signature role as Captain B.J. Hunnicut in M*A*S*H.
9. David Schwimmer - The actor is best known for his role as Ross Gellar in FRIENDS.
10. Stefanie Powers - The actress is probably best known for her work in the 1980s crime drama HART TO HART.
11. Meredith Baxter - Most famous for her role as Elise Keaton in FAMILY TIES, the actress is also beloved for her work as Nancy in FAMILY.
12. Jonathan Prince - The producer/writer/actor was the executive producer of shows like AMERICAN DREAMS and CANE.
What are the greatest television shows of all time? Who are our favorite TV mom and dad? Who is our favorite television host of all time? A collaboration between ABC News and PEOPLE magazine gave TV fans the opportunity to vote online for their favorites of all time. With more than one million votes cast, the results in some categories are being revealed during a two-hour broadcast, a special edition of 20/20, "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time with Barbara Walters," airing Tuesday night.
The viewers choice for best soap opera is being revealed online. Watch Barbara Walters count down the The Top 5 below:
This isn't the first time Days of Our Lives buddies Will and Sonny have technically locked lips. Their first kiss, which aired last month on the NBC soap, was such a hot awkward mess it sent Will straight to bed with (gasp!) a girl.
But TV Guide Magazine now has the first look at the real deal. And it's going to change Days history.
The scene, airing Friday, features Will (Emmy winner Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) in a smooch that will officially launch their long-delayed, star-crossed romance.
Warning: It may take a while for the boys to hit the sack. Check back during November sweeps!
Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps told TV Guide that some changes might be made to save cash. "I’m going into Y&R not with a hatchet but with a scalpel in order to make it function as a more economical show,” she said.
Genie Francis has been let go from her role as Genevieve!
According to our sources, Francis (who joined the soap in 2011 as Cane's mother) was informed that she was being let go for budget reasons.
A spokesperson for Y&R reminds that the show does not comment on contracts.
Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) has been put on recurring status with the show. The actress herself confirms it, but confesses she doesn't necessarily mind!
"I'm so happy to be here," she enthuses. "Every time I come to work, I'm excited to see Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine] and Stephen [Nichols, Tucker] work. This show has changed my whole life. It's really cool. These are the hardest working actors in show business."
Marcy Rylan (Abby) has also been let go from the soap.
The actress was cast in the role of Victor and Ashley's daughter in May 2010, shortly after wrapping her stint as GUIDING LIGHT's Lizzie when that show went off the air. Nonetheless, the actress seems to be taking the news in stride. "I had a blast at Y&R and I'm taking all those awesome memories with me!" she tweeted. "I am so excited to see what will come next! Love you all!"
Debbi Morgan's days of playing THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Harmony are coming to an end.
Morgan has announced that she has been fired as well.
"To all my twitter fans," Morgan posted last night. "Wanted to B the first to tell you the new regime has let me go from Y&R. Will tape my last show Oct. 5th & I move on!"
We're hearing is that Jennifer Landon, who only just joined the cast of in June as the latest Heather recast, has also been let go.
There are also rumors that Michael Graziadei (Daniel) and Billy Miller (Billy) will be exiting the soap when their current contracts are up
The exits come just as the Y&R cast is beginning to shoot the scenes written by new scribe Josh Griffith (his episodes begin to air on October 12), and there may still be more cast cuts to come.
Stars both in and out of Daytime TV took to Twitter on Monday to mourn the death of GENERAL HOSPITAL actor John Ingle, who passed away at age 84 over the weekend. Below is a sampling of the response:
Albert Brooks @AlbertBrooks (Academy Award nominee)
R.I.P John Ingle. General Hospital star and my high school drama teacher. Wonderful guy.
Jason Thompson @MyJasonThompson (Patrick, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
I will say it again today more profound than before..John Ingle is a legend. Love this man. RIP my friend. X http://instagram.com/p/Pr5pEcgK6A/
Maurice Benard @MauriceBenardMB (Sonny, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
John Ingle was a class act, a professional and the sweetest man you'll ever meet
Steve Burton @1SteveBurton (Jason, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
A great husband. A great father. A great friend. A great actor. A great man. We love you John.
Bradford Anderson @BfordAnderson (Spinelli, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Mr. Ingle, I have such admiration for the way you lived your life. You will be missed sir.
Frank Valentini @ValentiniFrank (Executive Producer, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family.
Erik Valdez @erikvaldez (Trey, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
RIP John Ingle. The #GH family and indeed the entire entertainment world has lost a wonderful, talented, human being.
Billy Warlock @BillyWarlock (ex-A.J., GH; ex-Frankie, DAYS)
It's true.Today is the saddest day of my life. My friend and mentor John Ingle passed away last night. I'll miss him more than words can say
Jonathan Jackson @JonathanJackson (ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Our hearts and prayers are with the Ingle family. John was so loved and will be missed by so many. His gratitude for life was inspiring.
Andrea Bogart @AndreaBOGART (ex-Abby, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
My time working with John was not as long as many but nothing short of Delightfully Significant. He made me smile...
Chad Duell @duelly87 (Michael, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
RIP John Ingle. You were so amazingly sweet and big hearted. The world lost a great man, but heaven gained one.
John J York @JohnJYork (Mac, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
John Ingle my dear friend, so full of love kindness generosity & humor I will miss u dearly love and deep condolences 2 his beautiful family
Jen Lilley @jen_lilley (ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Oh my goodness. John Ingle died :( #RIPJohnIngle! What a blessing to have him on GH one last time.
Farah Fath @FarahfromKY (ex-Gigi, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
John Ingle was amongst the greatest people I've ever known. He lit up a room & had an aura that was magnetic. My thoughts are w/his family.
Kelly Sullivan @KellySullivanNY (Kate/Connie, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
I had the privilege of talking with John Ingle a few weeks ago when he was on set. He was a kind man. I'm humbled to have known him.
Jason Cook @ThisisJasonCook (ex-Matt, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
ill miss you Mr. Ingle
Sean Kanan @seankanan (ex-A.J./TBD, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
John Ingle has passed away. He was a kind man who taught me a great deal about what it means to be an actor and a man. Rest well my friend.
Lisa Locicero @lisalocicerogh (Olivia, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
A better mix of artist, humanitarian, and friend has never existed. One complement from him I'll keep forever. #JohnIngle Miss you already
Adrianna Léon @adriannaleon (ex-Brook Lynn, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
My heart is broken by the loss of a great man, an inspiring talent, a wonderful mentor and a classy spirit that is so rare in this world. Rest peacefully John Ingle... You were adored and will be greatly missed....
Scott Reeves @reevesforreal (Steve, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
John, I love you friend. My prayers are with your family. It was an honor to know and work with you. Heaven's gain.
Vanessa Marcil @VanessaMarcilG (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
So sad today 'Gmar Chatima Tova'. I love you John ingle.
Laura Wright @lldubs (Carly, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Mr John Ingle you will be missed-- we were all blessed to know him--and work with such an amazing man
Martha Madison @Marth27 (ex-Elizabeth, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
So glad I had a chance to cross paths with #JohnIngle. Such a sweet man with a lovely disposition. You will be missed by so many! #RIP
Chad Brannon @chadbrannon (ex-Zander, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Saddened, he was great to me. RT @MicheleValJean: We lost a wonderful kind gentle man. RIP, #JohnIngle. You'll be missed.
Martha Byrne @MarthaByrne10 (ex-Andrea, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
RIP John Ingle....It was a pleasure knowing you and working with you.
Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
I'm holding the most beautiful thoughts of a magnificent man in my heart today. I know for a fact that John Ingle loved his fans. Send him a thought full of love when you think of him and think of him often. xo
Michael Saucedo @MichaelSaucedo (ex-Juan, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Your door was always open ... you led with a smile and a kind word ... I can still feel your hand on my shoulder ... my heart is heavy with your passing but joyful knowing that you are back in the arms of your love - Thank you John Ingle for all you were and all you gave. God Bless your family.
Antonio Sabato, Jr @antoniosabatojr (ex-Jagger, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Rip John ingle you wear truly a class act a fun loving person u will be missed , thank you my friend
Ingo Rademacher @IngoRademacher (Jax, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
So sorry to hear my dear friend john ingle has passed.I didn't get a chance to say hello on my last visit.I will miss our conversations.RIP
Sebastian Roché @sebroche (Jerry, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
RIP John Ingle, the sweetest of men and a true gentleman, take care sir, you will be missed.
Lindsey Morgan @linzzmorgan (Kristina, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
RIP John Ingle. never had the pleasure of knowing him but his work speaks for itself. A class act GH will be missing.
Tyler Christopher @Tyler2929 (ex-Nikolas, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
John Ingle should be remembered as a man, husband, father and friend we should all strive to be as his kindness was unmatched by any other human being i have ever encountered. #ghlegend
Nathin Butler @nathinbutler (ex-Ewen, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
#GHLegend #JohnIngle May you rest in peace brother
Scott Clifton @CliftonsNotes (ex-Dylan, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Oh wow. RIP John Ingle. I wish I had stayed in touch. Never had a granddad, but he was the next closest thing, for me. I'll miss him deeply.
Tristan Rogers @tristanrogers (ex-Robert, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
So sorry to hear of the passing of John Ingle. Always a gracious gentleman.
Darin Brooks @THEEdarinbrooks (ex-Max, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
We'll miss you John... RIP...
Ricky Paull Goldin @rickygoldin (ex-Jake, ALL MY CHILDREN)
We have lost a wonderful gentleman. Very sad about John Ingle.
Michelle Stafford @TheRealStafford (Phyllis, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
RIP John Ingle.A class act to the end.
Ingle last taped "General Hospital" this year, on August 24, and his final appearance aired September 11, fulfilling a wish to play Edward one last time. And with a simple "I love you, too," a thumbs up and a smile, we say goodbye to John Ingle's indelible depiction of Edward Quartermaine. His bigger than life portrayal will live on in the hearts of countless fans.
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Congratulations are in order for GENERAL HOSPITAL's Chad Duell (Michael), who married finacée Taylor Novack this past Saturday, September 15. The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends at a private residence in Cave Creek, Arizona. The actor admitted the weather was a bit on the hot side, but declared, "It was an amazing day. Unbelievably beautiful. It was great having our families come together to share it with us."
Sean Kanan appeared at the end of today's episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL as Deacon Sharpe, but it's a former character he may be reprising that was the bigger surprise of the day. According to TV Guide Magazine, Kanan is heading back to GENERAL HOSPITAL where he played A.J. Quartermaine in the 1990s.
Kanan first airdate is scheduled for October 29, but what role will he be playing? A.J. (then played by Billy Warlock) was killed off the soap in 2005.
"This is all pretty surreal and utterly unexpected — in fact, I thought it was going to take an Act of Congress to get me back on GH!" Kanan told the magazine. "GH is one of those places I never thought I'd see again and that makes what's happened even more exciting. My life has changed completely since those days. I'm newly married and have a baby on the way. I also have an 11-year-old daughter and four stepchildren. I'm not the guy I used to be."
Kanan signed a contract with GENERAL HOSPITAL. His former TV brother, Steve Burton, exits GH and the role of Jason Morgan on October 22.
Will A.J. be resurrected?
GENERAL HOSPITAL star Ingo Rademacher mentioned taping an appearance on THE CHEW recently on Twitter and now ABC has revealed all the details of a "Behind the Soap Screen" series on ABC Daytime food/talk show in a new press release:
Beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 fans of “General Hospital” have another reason to celebrate as “The Chew” pays house calls to some of the popular drama’s most celebrated stars. “General Hospital” airs at 2:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT, immediately following “The Chew” on ABC.
Gordon Elliott, executive producer of “The Chew,” announced today that The Talk & lifestyle show will launch a four-part series next week entitled “Behind the Soap Screen,” featuring an in-depth look into the lives of Julie Berman (“Lulu Spencer”), Finola Hughes (“Anna Devane”), Ingo Rademacher (“Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks”) and Erik Valdez (“Trey Mitchell”). The stars will open their homes to “The Chew” for a glance into their private, off-screen lives, sharing recipes and hobbies.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our neighbors from Port Charles,” said Elliott. “Daytime television is all about showcasing personalities, building relationships and storytelling, and many of the ‘General Hospital’ actors are closet gourmets. We are looking forward to having them on the show.”
An outing to Julie Berman’s home includes a peek at her kitchen, where she and husband, Michael Grady, prepare one of their favorite dishes, a grilled chicken and basil pizza.
Finola Hughes proudly displays her green thumb as she tends her impressive vegetable garden in Malibu. The actress, who grows apples, plums, peaches and avocados, prepares a mouth-watering feta, cherry tomato, kalamata olive creation with flatbread, all with ingredients from her garden.
Ingo Rademacher unveils his breathtaking Hawaiian home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Rademacher’s trip includes his backyard, where he grows avocados and raises livestock. He shares his recipe for the perfect avocado and scallion omelet, and takes fellow “General Hospital” co-star Sebastian Roché (“Jerry Jacks”) for a paddleboard lesson.
Texas born and raised Erik Valdez cooks a dish he learned from his grandmother. He puts his own spin on her classic ground turkey taco recipe with guacamole, Pico de Gallo, rice and beans, and cooks for his “General Hospital” co-star, Lindsey Morgan (“Kristina Davis”).
Hennesy tweeted the news: "Morning...almost afternoon muffins! Well, for those who guessed GH...you are correct! Diane is coming back to PC!"
Alfonso is enthusiastic for the upcoming storylines at Days of our Lives. The soap recently underwent another regime change by welcoming back Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell as co-headwriters. "I have to say, I'm enjoying the scripts! I love the dialog; it's snappy, quick and heartfelt."
The actress confesses that she's also fascinated with storylines across the board, "Something happens with Daniel, so I was talking to Shawn [Christian] about it and said 'Oh my gosh! I can't believe that happens with Nicole!' He's like, 'What?' I haven't read it yet! It tells you how much we're all enjoying the writing and stories."
While regime changes have been quite common at the NBC soap, the biggest change coming up will be the exit of Peter Reckell, who plays Hope's leading man Bo Brady. While Alfonso inked a new deal to stay on, Reckell decided to leave when the actor and Sony could not agree on salary. While it came as a shock to fans, Alfonso knew Reckell's exit was a possibility. "Peter told me four months before he was leaving. We had many conversations about it. One day he was staying, then he wasn't...then it was a maybe. We have all had to take cuts. This was his choice and he seemed happy about it."
Reckell is set to exit later this fall. Alfonso admits she can't exactly say when, as the show tapes three months in advance, but Bo's exit is coming up. "He was really emotional on his last day. I remember holding him during our last scene, and I could feel the emotion in his body and his eyes filled up a little bit with tears. I said, 'Do you want to take five minutes?' He replied, 'No, I'm good.' So we did our last scenes together and they were beautifully written. Peter did a phenomenal job. I will definitely miss Bo and Hope."
While most fans can't imagine Hope without Bo, Alfonso is looking to the future. "We've worked individually before, without one and another, so I think it's going to be okay. I'm excited about stories that are going to come into fruition [because of Bo's exit]. They have a lot of great ideas. I'm excited to see what lands on the pages."
Daytime’s top-rated soap, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, will celebrate a milestone 10,000th episode on Thursday, September 27 on CBS. The show will also celebrate its 40th anniversary next March.
In the episode, surprises await the characters as they gather for the funeral of presumed dead billionaire Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
“We’re proud to have reached this milestone,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior VP, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. “10,000 episodes of a show is almost unheard of in television, and on behalf of everyone at CBS, Sony and the Bell Dramatic Serial Company, congratulations to the wonderful cast, the crew and the fans of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. We have many more stories to tell and are excited for what lies ahead.”
“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS marking its 10,000th episode is a testament to the solid storytelling, compelling characters and the production elements, earning the loyalty of daytime audiences for over four decades,” said Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television. “We honor all of the producers, writers, actors and crew who have contributed to this amazing achievement.”
Audrey Landers will be reprising her role as Afton Cooper in Season Two of DALLAS.
"I do not know for how many episodes or when, but it's a definite," she told TV Guide Magazine. "I do know it's not going to be in the beginning of the season. I am just really, really excited, because it feels like going back home. I'm also so happy for the fans who have been so persistent all these months. Now they won't be disappointed!"
At the end of Season 1 it was revealed Rebecca is actually the daughter of Cliff Barnes and Afton.
Originally, there were plans to lighten Kelly's load at work, but the impending departure of beloved GH star Steve Burton, who plays Sam's husband (although they're divorcing on the show), Jason Morgan, has meant more material.
"They're wrapping up a nine-year relationship," Kelly said.
Steve, who plays lethal killer Jason on the show, is moving with his family to Tennessee after more than two decades on "GH," and Kelly doesn't even want to think about her co-star leaving.
"Man, I haven't even been able to cross that bridge yet. I don't like goodbyes," she said. "I'd like to think that he's just gonna take a little vacation and come back. I know it might be wishful thinking."
Kelly has an inkling of how Jason will exit Port Charles, and she said it's likely to be "pretty dramatic."
DAYS OF OUR LIVES actress Lisa Rinna is shaken but okay after a scary car accident Friday morning.
toofab spoke with the actressafter the collision. Rinna said she was driving down Mulholland Drive after dropping her daughter Amelia off at school. A driver in the left lane next to her made a sharp right turn into Rinna's Mercedes 400. Her car was pushed off the road.
The damage to her car was pretty severe, but she was able to drive home because she lived nearby. She had her car towed from her house to the body shop.
"I'm very lucky," Rinna said. "He hit me pretty hard." She's experiencing soreness in her neck and body and plans on visiting the chiropractor to get checked up.
Because there were no severe injuries and the other driver was insured, no cops were called.
Rinna took to Twitter to thank her fans for all their concerns: "Thank you for all of the lovey messages I'm good and a car can be fixed! Thank my angels for keeping me safe and no kids in the car!"
"It's a very interesting storyline," Hogestyn says. "She comes back, and John's accepting her at face value. She says she's changed, but there are some indicators that's she's back for something more. So right now, it's been very interesting. We're happy to have [Eileen Davidson back] because Dee and I are now in a very strong storyline, and that's good. The audience is really going to be onboard with it."
"I actually just shot an episode for the sitcom ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS with Bo Burnham for MTV which was amazing! And I just started filming for a movie for Hallmark called This Magic Moment with Vincent Spano, Travis Schuldt, Charles Shaughnessy and Aliana Huffman which I'm so excited about since it's my first movie!"
In the midst of all the firings from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, it seems that a new face will soon be joining the cast of the show: actress Cooper Harris.
Harris posted the news on her Facebook page that upon returning to Los Angeles from New York Fashion Week, she learned that she starts filming on Y&R this week. "This tickles me; I'm kinda obsessed with soaps," she wrote. Meanwhile, on her Twitter feed, pals began to congratulate her on her Y&R role. "Thanks!!! Excited to get on a soap before they all leave us like beautiful prehistoric beasts."
Although Harris is teasing that the character she'll be playing in Genoa City must remain a mystery, buzz is that she'll be interacting with Daniel Goddard's Cane and Christel Khalil's Lily. The Facebook page for THE GREATEST ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY WOMAN -- an upcoming Web comedy series in which the actress and producer stars -- says that she'll be recurring in their post touting her casting on the soap.
Ingo Rademacher wraps up his current visit to General Hospital as Jasper Jacks next week on September 26th, but a show source has hinted that the popular leading men may be coming back to Port Charles for more visits down the road!
In the meantime, in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the actor had the opportunity to clear the air in regards to his controversial tweet that he put out in January, when it was announced that then One Life to Live’s Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati were moving over to General Hospital as executive producer and head writer, respectively.
In the tweet, Rademacher seemed to also take to task the handful of actors that were also coming with Cartini to Port Charles. The tweet in question read, “It seems like the new show should be called, “One Hospital To Kill” Oops to late … I tweeted that. I’ll take the blame. Just kidding Not.”
Rademacher now tells SOD what he meant by his words: “It was a more of a go at the network because they were killing everything. I was sitting there one day thinking, this would be appropriate for what they’re doing. That’s what it seemed like. Now they did a lot of firing. It was way overdue for a change there. So my new name now for the show is ONE HOSPITAL YOU CAN’T KILL. I think they’re realizing that those talk shows and cooking shows and stuff, it’s just too many of them right now. You had The Revolution and The Chew and they’re both the same almost.”
“There’s a lot of soap opera fans out there and you really notice it when you get around the country. Everywhere you go people watch the show. It would be a real shame if they got rid of them altogether. Maybe people will get more into it now because there aren’t as many choices. Hopefully, it will pick up more viewers.”
According to the official fan page of John Driscoll (ex-Chance, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; Coop, GUIDING LIGHT), the actor has recently joined the military! The runners of the fan club Web site have announced that they will be putting the fan page on hiatus for the time being as Driscoll goes through training, which they expect will last for a year. Our best wishes to Driscoll as he serves his country.
Brooke returned to Pine Valley. Erica agreed to star in Kit Sterling's movie about Erica's life. Jack was disappointed when Erica revealed that they would have to postpone their wedding while she worked on the movie. David was arrested after he admitted to Zach, Ryan, and Greenlee that he had known that the casino partners had intended to kill Zach. Ryan secretly recorded the confession, and then turned the tape over to Jesse. Natalia quickly forgave Brot when he told her that he had helped Jesse to cover up Ellie's stillbirth. Dixie suspected that Babe was one of the two patients that David had in hiding, so Dixie and Tad decided to pay David a visit in jail. Tad warned David that, if Babe were alive, it wouldn't be fair to keep her from AJ and Krystal. JR was stunned when Dixie suggested that Babe might be alive. JR realized that David had had ample opportunity to save Babe following the tragedy, so he arranged for someone to follow Griffin when David asked Griffin to take care of David's two mystery patients. Cara told Griffin that she was pregnant. Cara went to see David to say goodbye and to tell him about the baby. Colby advised Maya to move out with Lucy because it would make things more difficult on Angie the longer that Maya waited. Colby invited Maya and Lucy to move in with her and Liza. Colby decided to fight for Asher because she was certain that they had something special. Scott was delighted when Madison told him that she wanted them to start over. Angie was overjoyed when she realized that her eyesight had returned.
Anthony's prediction that a mystery man would also show up at her door came true when Thorne arrived with good news. He advised that if Taylor combined Steffy and Thomas' shares of Forrester, she would own 55 percent of the company. With majority shares, she could be a decision-maker in who led Forrester -- with a vote on who became president and vice president. Taylor and Thorne vowed to rule Forrester together, and they kissed. Hope returned from a successful promotion trip for "Hope for the Future" in Paris. She and Rick advised that the international market felt that Steffy's lingerie line was too provocative, and Steffy was furious. Ridge agreed that if buyers wanted it toned down, Steffy would have to comply. Thomas begged for another chance to market the Taboo line, but Ridge turned it down. Ridge angered both Steffy and Thomas. Steffy and Bill collaborated on the idea that Steffy would seduce Liam because Steffy professed her love for Liam. Bill felt that Hope was too immature for Liam. At a press conference with Liam in the wings, Hope told the press that she planned to wait for marriage for sex. Liam was embarrassed by the attention, and left the conference. Steffy followed him home and promised that he wouldn't have to wait another night for sex.
Dario said goodbye to Melanie and his family to start his new job in Argentina. Maggie found a way to boost Melanie's spirits. Chloe identified Gus as the person that had attacked her on the pier, but before the police could arrest him, he took Nicole as a hostage. E.J. realized he still had feelings for Nicole. Nicole's brush with death caused her to reflect on her past mistakes with a renewed interest for a better future. Roman handed Chloe the reward check for leading the police to Gus, and then Brady offered her a chance at a new life with Parker in Chicago. The police released Quinn and offered to drop the other charges against him if he agreed to leave Salem. Ivan returned to his Madam a wealthy and powerful man and invited Vivian to leave Salem with him. Taylor and Quinn admitted they loved each other, and then left Salem with Vivian and Ivan. Carly finished rehab, made amends with Jennifer and Daniel, and then left Salem with Nicholas to start a new chapter in her life. Lexie convinced Abe to run for re-election and offered to help him with his campaign. Jennifer coached Sami on the art of the job interview. E.J. and Stefano were certain that E.J.'s big announcement would catch everyone off-guard. Jennifer received a number of strange calls on her cell phone. A bearded Jack Deveraux checked into the Salem Inn. Bo, Hope, Jennifer, Maggie, Doug, and Julie reminisced about Tom and Alice Horton's life together and their love of family. Bo and Hope kept secret about the details of the celebration to dedicate and revive Horton Square in memory of Tom and Alice, as well as the surprise guest list.
Franco returned to Port Charles to stir up trouble. Spinelli's cyber skills continued to elude him. Johnny murdered two of Anthony's henchmen after Maxie and Elizabeth escaped captivity. Lucky managed to kill Darryl as Darryl closed in on Elizabeth with deadly intent. Anthony paid a doctor to give Lisa an experimental drug protocol. Lisa moved her fingers after the first treatment. Kristina was elated when the feeling in her right leg returned. Edward gave Jason a ring that Edward had given to Lila on their wedding night. Sam was touched when Monica gave her Alan's wedding ring, so that a piece of Alan would always be with his son. Sam became overwhelmed by the wedding preparations, so Jason whisked Sam away to spend some time at a Chinese restaurant. Jason and Sam were surprised to learn that the owners of the restaurant had a grandson who was an ordained minister. Jason and Sam decided to get married on the back terrace of the restaurant with the elderly Chinese couple as witnesses. Dante proposed marriage to Lulu. Lulu couldn't give Dante an answer right away, so she went to Crimson to talk to Maxie. After a heart-to-heart talk with Maxie, Lulu decided to accept Dante's proposal, so she enlisted Maxie's help to arrange a special evening for Dante. Dante and Lucky realized that Sonny's enemies might use Jason and Sam's wedding as an opportunity to make a move against Sonny. Johnny plotted to have Anthony's drugs offloaded from a ship in the harbor, and then planted in the Corinthos-Morgan warehouse. Things went awry when Anthony slipped into the warehouse and then shot Dante.
Jack watched as Todd was arrested for Victor's murder based on Jack's lie. Téa questioned the validity of Jack's story. Todd realized that Irene was behind Louie's disappearance. Irene offered to help exonerate Todd, in exchange for Todd returning the microchip that he had taken. Dani paid her father a visit in jail to talk to Todd about Victor's murder. Dani began to have doubts about Todd's guilt. Brody proposed marriage to Natalie. Natalie initially turned Brody down, but she had a change of heart after overhearing John tell Roxy that he didn't love Natalie. Roxy knew that John was lying, but Natalie didn't stick around to hear John admit that Roxy was right. Kim managed to get her hands on the gun that Cutter had hidden in Morris. Kim decided to use the gun as leverage to blackmail Echo into persuading Rex to sign the Buchanan fortune back over to Clint, so that Clint could take care of her friend's medical bills. Rex refused to consider Echo's advice. Rex followed the clues to Kentucky. Kim convinced Rex that the patient in the Kentucky hospital was a friend named Annie who had been the victim of an abusive husband. Roxy and Echo breathed a sigh of relief when they learned of Todd's arrest. Cutter was stunned when he tracked down his sister to a hospital in Kentucky. Kim convinced Cutter to keep her secret about the true identity of the patient, whom she claimed was her friend Stacy. It was revealed in a flashback that Shane had knocked Jack out moments before Victor's murder. Shane remained troubled as he looked at one of his comic strip drawings, which depicted the killer standing over Victor's bleeding body.
Kevin was uncomfortable pretending that he was Delia's bone marrow match. Victor threatened to reveal Billy's crime in Asia if he reached out to Victoria. Ronan tried to get Ashley to confess to killing Diane. Tucker warned Devon that Kay was using him to get to Tucker. Heather and Ricky clashed about his not informing her that he was working for Avery on Sharon's case. Colin unlocked Genevieve's hidden safe and learned that she was on a mission to drain his secret bank accounts. Avery was able to undermine Adam's testimony against Sharon. Abby admitted that she'd worn a wire for the cops to entrap Tucker. Jill and Cane found Colin trapped in the wine cellar. Ashley sided with Tucker against Abby. Phyllis refused to let Avery near Lucy. Sharon turned down a plea bargain when Nick showed up in court with Noah and Faith. Jack realized that Victor had lied about looking for Billy. Jill forgave Colin and they had a romantic reunion. Cane broke into Genevieve's safe to find evidence to nail Colin. Daisy schemed to befriend Sharon. Billy watched Victoria with Sam after Victor led him to believe they were romantically involved. Lily admitted to Lauren that Cane still got to her.
Sami shares her concerns with Marlena; Kate intervenes when Rafe and E.J. again nearly come to blows; Gabi gets closer to Nick
Melanie reels when she hears that Chad attacked Nick; Gabi confesses; Rafe kisses Sami; Jennifer tries to protect Daniel.
E.J. asks Sami about her date with Rafe; Chad tries to apologize to Nick; Melanie decides to go to Europe
Rafe snaps during a conversation with Sami; Chad blames Gabi for his breakup; Melanie apologizes to Nick; Brady vows to always be there for Marlena.
Will encourages Sami; E.J. blackmails Rafe; Chad shares news with Brady; Melanie says goodbye to Daniel, Maggie and Brady before leaving town for awhile
9/24, Emotions resurface between Jason and Sam; Sonny and Alexis are stunned by Kristina's decision.
(Where is Heather?)
9/25, Maxie confides in Mac about Kate; Patrick goes out on a date with Dr. W.
9/26, Sonny warns Johnny to keep his distance from Kate; Liz and Jason anxiously await the word on Téa's baby's DNA test results.
9/27, Maxie hosts a bachelorette party for Kate; Sonny and Trey get into an argument at Sonny's bachelor party.
9/28, Sonny puts pressure on Trey about Joe Jr.'s location; Dante tries to get information from Michael.
Steffy is happy to be back with Liam; Katie worries about a premature delivery.
Bill faces a difficult decision; Thomas confesses his feelings to Hope.
A tragedy forces Donna and Pam to put aside their differences; Katie's health rapidly declines.
Liam has a change of heart about his relationships with Steffy and Hope.
Bill plans a surprise for Katie; Steffy tries to lift Liam's spirits.
Jack is faced with financial ruin; Genoa City is rocked by an explosion in Los Angeles.
The Newman's struggle with a devastating loss; Tucker has a shocking offer for Sharon.
Sharon's behavior angers those around her; Katherine gives a heartfelt eulogy.
Victor's return shocks everyone.
Jack comes up with a plan; Michael and Lauren are baffled by Daisy's disappearance.
Lynyrd Skynyrd wasn't bothered by Watergate, but now they're sheepish over their use of the Confederate flag.
The Southern rock band has long been known for its '70s-era hits like "Sweet Home Alabama" and defiant embrace of Old Dixie imagery. But the group's lone surviving original member, Gary Rossington, recently told CNN that the band, recognizing the stars-and-bars flag's offensive and racist undertones, will cease using it as a stage decoration at concerts supporting its new album "Last of a Dyin' Breed."
"Through the years, people like the KKK and skinheads kinda kidnapped the Dixie or Southern flag from its tradition and the heritage of the soldiers, that's what it was about," Rossington said. "We didn't want that to go to our fans or show the image like we agreed with any of the race stuff or any of the bad things."
This apparently didn't sit well with some of the band's fans back in Dixie, who have taken to the comments section with pained vitriol.
"Good luck with your next release 'Sweet home Massachusetts.' I am sure it will climb the charts with a bullet in Yankee-land," said one. "This isn't the real Lynyrd Skynyrd anyway. They should have taken a name like 'Obama's Politically Correct Sell Your Soul Make Believe Impostors' or something," opined another.
In an era of globalized and inclusive pop music, the fact that Lynyrd Skynyrd can adapt to changing attitudes about race and art is heartening. Maybe next they can hit the road with Neil Young?
Article Source - LA Times
After two semi-successful attempts at bringing Bruce Banner’s The Hulk to the big screen, most everyone agreed Joss Whedon finally got it right in The Avengers. However, the argument was maybe it worked this time because Hulk was a supporting character instead of the star. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige didn’t agree with that and threw around the idea of possibly making another standalone Hulk movie in the future, this one starring Mark Ruffalo who is under a multi-picture contract with Marvel.
The questions are when would that happen and what story would it tell? In a new interview with MTV, Feige said he’s still interested in doing a Hulk movie but that it would likely be after The Avengers 2, making it part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three. He also said popular comic book storylines such as Planet Hulk and World War Hulk were definitely possibilities. After the jump, read his exact quotes and how these stories could lead into The Avengers 3.
Here’s Feige’s quotes about the Hulk from MTV, separated for dramatic effect.
Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in ‘Avengers’? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until ‘Avengers 2.’ So there’s a lot of time to think about it.
Considering, as far as we know, a solo Hulk film doesn’t even have a screenwriter attached and Phase Two already has four, maybe five movies, before 2015′s The Avengers sequel, this statement was already pretty obvious [He's also already said as much, I know.] But it does raise questions of, if Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy and maybe Ant-Man are all doing stuff before The Avengers 2, what has Bruce Banner been doing? Maybe we’ll see something in one of those movies as a reminder, or a larger role in The Avengers 2 to set up the standalone movie.
As for what that could be?
I don’t think there’s a lot that we couldn’t do someday, as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe. ”Planet Hulk’ is a cool story, ‘World War Hulk’ is a cool story. I think there’s pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself [with those cosmic projects]. It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I’d say everything is on the table.
Planet Hulk, written by Greg Pak, was a storyline which saw a group of Earth bound superheroes (including Iron Man and Dr. Strange) fed up with Hulk’s actions and send him into space. He encounters a worm hole and ends up on a planet where he leads an uprising and becomes the King. The follow up to that, World War Hulk, sees Hulk return to Earth and retaliate on the heroes who sent him into space with his new found followers.
Either of those sound like a pretty excellent and exciting way to give Hulk something new and fresh to do in a film. Picture this. The Avengers are fighting Thanos in The Avengers 2 along with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Hulk does something really really bad, maybe kills a major character, and after the battle, the Avengers vote for the Guardians to send Hulk away. End of Avengers 2, beginning of The Incredible Hulk 2 in space. In fact, if Planet Hulk turns into Incredible Hulk 2, World War Hulk could pretty easily be The Avengers 3. Hulk and his alien minions fight The Avengers on Earth.
Of course, this is all total and utter speculation from someone who knows very little of those books, but if the general idea of the stories are on the table, as Feige says, it’s certainly a possibility. And a cool one at that.
Do you think The Incredible Hulk will still work as a standalone with Mark Ruffalo in the part? Do these storylines fit?
Despite playing the superserious Stefan on The Vampire Diaries, star Paul Wesley is kind of a ham. When he stopped by The Tonight Show last night, Wesley had a couple of funny anecdotes for Jay Leno, including an encounter he once had with the talk show host himself. It's cute to hear him tell his stories, but if you watch, you get an added treat of seeing an old photo of Wesley from his days of being a faux gangster.
Funny tidbit...the sign he's flashing in the picture he shows to Jay is a secret sign used in my former sorority. Not very gangster.