The harrowing real-life case of Jodi Arias has gripped the nation for months, and hot off the heels of the 28-year-old woman’s conviction last week for murdering her former lover, Travis Alexander, comes a Lifetime original movie detailing Arias’ life and the details behind the killing that shocked America.
“Jodi Aria: Dirty Little Secret” stars Tania Raymonde (“Texas Chainsaw 3D,” “Switched at Birth,” “Lost”) as Arias, an aspiring photographer found guilty of murdering Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer; Will Munson, “As The World Turns”), who was found nude in his shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. Look for the horrifying movie, which also stars David Zayas (“Dexter”) and Tony Plana (“Ugly Betty”), to air on Lifetime on Saturday, June 22 at 8pm ET/PT.
Has VH1 declared war on daytime? That’s what it seems, as the music channel has added the talk show “Gossip Table” to its lineup, an addition that could give existing network talk shows a run for their money!
The pop culture morning show groups together five gossip columnists — Rob Shuter (“The Today Show”), Marianne Garvey (New York Daily News), Noah Levy (In Touch), Chloe Melas (HollywoodLife.com) and Delaina Dixon (DivaGalsDaily.com) — who will discuss breaking stories in the entertainment industry and beyond.
NBC’s popular comedy, “The Office,” just aired its final episode, but fans of the single-camera mockumentary may have something similar to look forward to: “Days of our Lives” stars Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) have teamed up with Jack Briggs and Nate Hartley to create “Addicts Anonymous,” a possible web-bound comedy that brings the Peacock Network’s Dunder Mifflin-based show to mind — with a slight “The Breakfast Club” twist!
The show, which will also star comedy veterans Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ted,” “The Hangover,” “Old School”) and Jerry Lambert (“Shameless,” Family Guy,” “Bad Teacher”), along with former “DAYS” beauty, Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Kiriakis), is about a group of college students — all battling different addictions — working through their problems in one room.
Soap fans certainly know Eddie Cibrian as “Sunset Beach’s” Cole Deschanel, but the hunky star is widely known for a slew of other roles in films and TV shows like “Third Watch,” “Vanished,” “Ugly Betty,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Playboy Club,” and “For Better or Worse.” And now the actor is adding yet another gig onto his resume, this time in a new Hallmark Channel original movie called “Notes From Dad.”
Fans who loved seeing Crystal Chappell (Gina Brogno, “Venice;” ex-Carly Manning, “Days of our Lives;” ex-Olivia Spencer, “Guiding Light”) as Jane in Steve Silverman’s Alfred Hitchcock-inspired series, “The Inn,” are in for quite a treat: The two-time Emmy Award winning actress is reprising the role in the second season of the dark drama!
“I’m so proud of this project,” Chappell says of the series, which follows the journey of a woman (Chappell) whose car breaks down off the beaten path and is forced to stay at the town’s local inn. “The role fulfilled my dream of playing a Hitchcock girl kind of character.”
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.”
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!
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.