(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Each week Entertainment Weekly puts together “The Bullseye,” a gathering of images in which “pop culture news that was right on target” for the week comes together leading to the “events that missed the mark.” For its October 7, 2011 issue, the magazine placed a “Bullseye” on “The Chew‘s” Mario Batali.
The caption read “You are no Susan Lucci.”
In addition to the “Chew” piece, the star of primetime soap “Pan Am,” Christina Ricci, received the largest notice from the magazine with the caption “No full-body scans, free food: Finally, flying is fun again.”
“The Bullseye” appears on the last page of every issue of Weekly.
“The Chew” has experienced a ratings downward trend since debuting on Monday, September 26. “All My Children” aired its series finale on Friday, September 23 with some of its highest ratings in more than four years.
NBC’s “Days of our Lives” has cast newcomer Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a character previously known as Fletcher in a recent casting call according to Soap Opera Digest. The character is described as being a “charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed.” The World Tae Kwon Do Champion’s first airdate will be in May and he’ll share his first scenes with Nadia Bjorlin‘s Chloe Lane.
Prior to joining “DAYS,” Foster is probably best known for his roles in the Australian soap “Home and Away” and drama “Sea Patrol.” He recently completed work on two American films, one called “War Flowers” where he played the role of John Ellis, a confederate sergeant alongside actors Christina Ricci and Tom Berenger, and “Bad to the Bone” where he portrays the title character Donnor ‘Bone’ Mason. He appeared regularly in the short lived National Geographic series “Fight Scene,” which delved into the world of mixed martial arts, fighting back and special ops.
Foster was born in London and moved to Australia when he was three years old. He started his acting career while in high school.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Gilmore Girls” bad boy Milo Ventimiglia has joined the cast of NBC”s ratings deprived “American Dreams.” Ventimiglia, who played Jess on the WB drama series, will star alongside former “Guiding Light” actress Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay), who plays Meg Pryor on the series. He will portray her love interest, who is described as a radical high school senior whose family moves in next door to the Pryors.
In addition to his work on “Gilmore,” the actor was signed on to star in it”s 2003 midseason offshoot tentatively titled “Gilmore Girls: Spin-Off.” More recently the actor appeared in the ABC pilot “Gramercy Park,” which was not picked up by the network. The pilot also starred Travis Schuldt from NBC”s “Passions” and Samaire Armstrong from FOX”s “The O.C.”
The actor can next be seen in the new Wes Craven feature film as Bo in “Cursed,” which will be released in theaters on October 1. The film is about a serial killer stalking women in Los Angeles, California who finds himself cursed by a craving he cannot define, a change he cannot describe, and by the relentless sounds he hears each night.
“Cursed” also stars Christina Ricci as Ellie Hudson (“The Opposite of Sex“), Corey Feldman as himself (“Blown Away“), Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie,” “Scary Movie”) as Becky, Scott Foley (“Scrubs,” “Felicity”), Scott Baio as Himself (“Charles in Charge”) James Brolin (“Pensacola: Wings of Gold,” “Hotel“) and Joshua Jackson (“Dawson”s Creek”) as Jake.
“Cursed” is being released by Dimension Films, a division of Miramax Film Corp.