Marvel’s “Iron Man 3″ kicked off the summer box-office season on Friday raking in $68.3 million, which according to Deadline Hollywood is expected to translate into a weekend haul of between $165 to $170 million for the third installment in the popular film franchise. So how does the films massive success relate to soap operas?
It’s only been a few weeks since Brandon Barash announced that he was ending his six-year stint on ABC’s “General Hospital” as Johnny Zacchara and the actor already has a primetime role in the works: He’ll be playing a stripper on FOX’s crime comedy-drama, “Bones”!
A rep confirms to Soap Opera Network that in the episode (appropriately titled “The Party in the Pants”), Barash portrays a good-looking yet aging exotic dancer who previously helped the episode’s victim get into stripping. Read More >>
Cutie pie Molly Burnett left her role as “Days of our Lives’” Melanie Jonas in September, and the actress is already bringing her signature sunshiny smile elsewhere: To MTV!
Burnett stars as Ashley Bloom in the network’s new “Made” movie, “Ladies’ Man,” which follows a college freshman (Dave Davis) who enlists the help of his former babysitter (Burnett) — now the campus sorority queen — as well as Jill (Melia Renee) to teach him how to become the ultimate wooer of women. The film also features rising stars Ryan Guzman (“The Last Exorcism Part II”), Mark Daugherty (“Awkward”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Cole Escola (“Jack in a Box”), and Jeffery Self (“Desperate Housewives”).
Disney/ABC Domestic Television announced today that Cedric “The Entertainer” would be replacing Meredith Vieira as host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” beginning with the shows 12th season scheduled to debut in national syndication this Fall.
“We are thrilled to announce that Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ will be at the helm as our new host of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,’” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, in a statement. “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.”
As we reported last week, “General Hospital’s” Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) is currently part of a four-episode arc on the web comedy “Old Dogs & New Tricks,” which follows the misadventures of four middle-aged gay friends in West Hollywood. He now has two episodes under his belt, meaning half the fun is yet to come!
For those that don’t know him or have yet to discover him, Robert Scott Wilson is both a model and an actor. In September 2012, Wilson won the coveted position as the first-ever male model on “The Price is Right.” The game show hosted by Drew Carey, currently in its 41st season on CBS, issued an open casting call for male models in Los Angeles in August of last year and hundreds of hopefuls showed up. After being narrowed down to just 26 individuals, the men competed in a series of challenges that were featured on priceisright.com. Such challenges included writing and singing original lyrics based on the theme music from the iconic series. Ultimately, Wilson beat out finalists Clint Brink and Nick Denbeigh and began a week-long stint in mid-October, which has since turned into a regular gig. When news first broke that Wilson would be joining the cast of “All My Children” in the contract role of Peter Cortlandt, one could only wonder if he would be departing the game show after such a short period of time. Wonder no more as the actor tells Soap Opera Network, he’ll be doing both!
On Tuesday, March 12, during the east coast broadcast of ABC’s “General Hospital“” (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT), fans of Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) will be able to tweet live with the soap star as she discusses her characters. Yes, her characters!
In the episode, Connie Falconeri is releasing her first novel titled “Love in Maine,” which is in actuality a corporate tie-in with Disney/ABC Television Group’s Hyperpion Books, and the site of the launch event turns into a scandal when Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos) and TJ (Tequan Richmond) show up with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Shawn (Sean Blakemore) to assert their claim that Connie didn’t write the book – Molly did. Will Kate back them up? Meanwhile, Sonny has a hunch that Connie has reemerged and goes in search of her. Who will he find when he finally tracks her down? It is a book launch party that cannot be missed!
The web comedy “Old Dogs & New Tricks” is in the midst of its second season, and guess what? Not only is “General Hospital’s” Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) popping up on the series as Christoph, a Hollywood photographer who becomes a romantic alternative for one of the show’s leads, but it was “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) who convinced him to join the show!
Blake Berris may be best known for his role as Nick Fallon on “Days of our Lives,” but the young actor has been busy trying to make a name for himself via other avenues, as well. He’s recently made headway in the indie film circuit, and his latest project is Jane Clark’s “Meth Head,” a story about a man named Kyle, played by Lukas Haas (“Lincoln,” “Inception,” and “Brick”), who loses control of his life after becoming addicted to methamphetamines.
Trevor St. John is returning to Lifetime’s “The Client List” and he’s ready to start some trouble. In the season two premiere episode entitled “‘Till I Can Make it on My Own,” which airs Sunday, March 10 and picks up where the season one finale left off last June, St. John’s character, Officer Nathan Young, finds himself interrupting Riley (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Kyle (Brian Hallisay) as Riley is about to reveal her little secret to her husband.