Friday, June 7, 2013
Each year the Kennedy Center Honors is awarded by the President to those who have committed their lives in excellence for the arts. Vincent Irizarry (AMC's David) took to Facebook yesterday encouraging everyone to take a moment and submit Agnes Nixon for this award which included Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, and Natalia Makarova as last year's recipients. To help submit Nixon for this honor please click HERE!
Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal) will be returning to host the Miss VA Pageant this year and this time she'll be bringing Walt Willey (ex-Jackson) with her! From Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29 the pair will be co-hosting the pageant at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Don't worry if you aren't in the area to see the show, it will be shown live online all three nights, with cost. You can watch a promo for the show HERE!
All My Children is currently topping the Social Power Rankings at TV Guide! They've beat out shows such as Burn Notice, American Idol, and Game of Thrones. You can view the list HERE!
Natalie Hall (ex-Colby) will be doing a mutli-episode arc when Drop Dead Diva returns for an all new season later this month. Natalie will be playing the role of Brittney, who ties into the “New Jane” vs “Old Jane” storyline. Look for her beginning on June 30th while the show's season premiere airs on Sunday, June 23 at 9/8c on Lifetime.
Elizabeth Hedrickson (ex-Maggie/Frankie) will be participating in the performance of Pieces (Of Ass) at the Hollywood Roosevelt on June 21st. The show features "pieces" delivered by actresses as they explore what defines the attractive woman, both the perks and problems. The show is at 9:00 pm at Beacher's Madhouse in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA, for tickets and more information click HERE! Make sure to use the code SOAP 20 to get 20% off!
“As a result of a dispute with the I.A.T.S.E., The OnLine Network is beginning a long-planned hiatus for both ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life To Live’ tomorrow instead of June 17. The hiatus is scheduled to end on August 12 pending resolution of this labor issue. Right now we have 40 episodes of each show ready to post through September, and if we can resolve this issue by August, we can get back into the studio on time so audiences will enjoy uninterrupted postings of their favorite shows.
We believe we have met all contract requirements with I.A.T.S.E, and as an internet start-up, and per our contract with the I.A., we cannot afford, and our business model cannot sustain, traditional broadcast rates.
The writers, directors, actors and rest of crew have been supportive of the shows and our success. Both ‘One Life To Live’ and ‘All My Children’ consistently earn top rankings on both Hulu and iTunes since launch just over a month ago. The popularity of the shows is matched by the continued passion and excitement from the fans. We are committed to these shows, and to the nearly 300 jobs they produce, thus we are exploring every legal and logistical option to maintain our production schedule.”
Please note that it was always planned that One Life to Live would end their round of taping in June and the next round for All My Children would begin in August. Other sources are telling Soap Opera Network that the shows could move states, "They would move and then start production. Other states have approached them."
Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee) can soon be seen in the action film Getaway! She plays the role of Leanne, the kidnapped wife of Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke). The trailer has just been released which you can watch HERE and the movie is set for an August 30th release.