As we’ve previously reported, “Days of our Lives” Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) teamed up with Jack Briggs and Nate Hartley to create “Addicts Anonymous,” a single-camera mockumentary, and the comedy series is now available for viewing via the web!
Originally planned for primetime television, the series — which stars Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Jonas, “DAYS”), Lori Loughlin (“Summerland,” “Full House”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ted”), Jerry Lambert (“Shameless,” “Family Guy”), Christian, Smith and more — is now being offering via the show’s official website. Episode one (“Admitting”) and episode two (“Support Buddy”) are available now. Subsequent episodes will be released as follows:
- Tuesday, December 10: “Mistakes”
- Tuesday, December 17: “Boot Camp”
- Tuesday, December 24: “Pride”
- Tuesday, December 31: “Choices”
“We’ve all written the scripts together, which is really fantastic,” says Christian, who also serves as the executive producer for the series. “We all filmed it together, and it’s so funny. It really is just fantastic.”
Fans have seen “The Young and the Restless’” Lamon Archey (Mason Wilder) tackle some pretty dramatic material in the year he’s been a part of Genoa City, but the actor’s latest role just may have the power to put those scenes to shame: He’s been cast as a lead in the indie short ‘The B Word,’ which brings awareness to the disease bulimia nervosa.
Written by sisters Nakisha and Nichole Aliece Ceilstan, the film (which is based on a true story) centers around two sisters and how their relationship is affected and threatened by the horrific disease. Archey plays Rashid, a husband to one of the sisters.
For more information on ‘The B Word,” visit the film’s official Kickstarter page.
It looks like “The Young and the Restless’” Summer (Hunter King) has one more name to add to her Christmas gift list this year: Esmerelda, her new friend/fellow model!
Briana Nicole Henry is the lucky girl who’s been cast as Summer’s new pal and will make her daytime debut on Thursday, December 12, a rep confirms. As for what you can expect? Watch for Esmerelda to mix it up with Summer as the modeling world begins to play a bigger role in the ingénue’s life. (Or, in other words, let the trouble begin!)
With autopsies now completed, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has announced the cause of death of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving, who both died on Saturday, November 30 after their vehicle, a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, crashed into a tree and exploded. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle while Rodas was behind the wheel. According to the Coroner’s office, Walker died from “the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” while Rodas died as a result of “multiple traumatic injuries.”
Toxicology results for both Walker and Rodas won’ be available for at least 6 to 8 weeks, said the coroner. Meanwhile, the Medical Examiner stated that both deaths have been officially ruled an accident.
Netflix announced today that the second season of its critically acclaimed hit series, “House of Cards,” will premiere on Friday, February 14, 2014. Those lovebirds looking for something special to do for the most popular date night, Valentine’s Day, will be given the opportunity to tune into all 13-episodes of season two which will become available instantly in all territories where Netflix is available. Starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”), who both received Emmy® nominations for their performances in the first season, “House of Cards” tells the story of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. political circles.
Fans of daytime “bad boy” Trevor St John (ex-Victor Lord Jr./Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) knew it was only a matter of time before the actor landed a primetime gig, and it seems his latest role is just as dark — or maybe even more so — than his former soap gig!
Former “All My Children” actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) may be co-hosting “The Better Show,” but that doesn’t mean she’s retired from scripted acting. In fact, the actress will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods!”
Titled “Ties That Bind,” the episode shows Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) loyalty being tested when he’s assigned to the case of a childhood friend, Mickey (Tom Cavanagh), who is under investigation for having ties to an infamous mob family. Budig plays Connie, Mickey’s wife.
Look for the episode to air on Friday, December 20.
The multi-million dollar battle between Prospect Park and ABC over “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” isn’t the only soap opera drama the Los Angeles courts have been dealing with as of late: Apparently, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz has taken his own company to court over non-compete clauses!
According to Deadline Hollywood, the producer/talent manager has filed a complaint against the company and ABRY Senior Equity IV, L.P., ABRY Investment Partnership, L.P., and ABRY Senior Equity Co-Investment Fund IV, seeking a “declatory judgment over non-compete clauses in a December 31, 2012 employment agreement he signed with Prospect Park when the Boston-based investors came on board late last year.” Or, in other words, Kwatinetz would like a judge to decide whether or not the non-compete clauses in the agreement will prevent him from working for another company for the five years stated in the contract, and whether or not PP and ABRY could force him to continue working for them for the next five years whether he would like to or not.
While Juan Pablo Galavis wasn’t the lucky fella to win the final rose and the heart of Desiree Hartsock during last season’s edition of “The Bachelorette,” the former Venezuelan soccer player instead won the hearts of countless viewers across America and ultimately landed the coveted role as ABC’s next bachelor. On Sunday, January 5 and Monday, January 6, 2014, the network has scheduled the two-night season eighteen premiere of “The Bachelor” with Galavis gearing up to take center stage while 27 women vie for his attention. Starting with Sundays edition titled “The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo,” America will be introduced to all the bachelorette’s looking to put a ring on their finger before the man of their dreams spots his potential cinderella. Previous “Bachelor” Sean Lowe will make an appearance as he offers some advice to Galavis on what he can expect from his upcoming adventure now that he’s on the other side of the rose decision process. The countdown special episode will air beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Meanwhile, in its regular timeslot on Monday nights (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT), “The Bachelor” continues with just 18 women remaining.
From Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17, former “General Hospital” star Ronnie Marmo (ex- Ronnie Dimestico) will be MC’ing a weekend of comedy on Princess Cruises Lines Sapphire Princess cruise ship as it heads down to Mexico. Joining the actor as performers will be comedians French Stewart (“The Middle,” “3rd Rock From the Sun”) and Mo Collins (“MADtv,” “Parks & Recreation”), among many others.
“Hasta Linguine… I mean Luego… An Italian on a Mexican cruise. Go figure,” said Marmo in announcing the gig. For more information and to book your trip, go to www.CruiseGuysBH.com or call (310) 777-7474.