YouTube channel WIGS announced last week that it has picked up Season Two of its web series, “Blue,” and “All My Children” alum, Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) will appear alongside the series’ star, Julia Stiles (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “10 Things I Hate About You”)!
Written and directed by WIGS co-creator, Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”), “Blue” follows Stiles’ as the title character, a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret life as an upscale escort. The show also features Holly Robinson Peete (“Mike & Molly,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”), Uriah Shelton (“The Glades”) Kathleen Quinlan (“Apollo 13”), Carla Gallo (“Bones,” “Men of a Certain Age”), James Morrison (“Revenge,” “24”), as well as Karen Graci as co-writer of the series.
Deadline is reporting that “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp has landed the female lead role in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster film starring hearthrob Chris Evans as the title character. This would will mark VanCamp’s first major motion picture since 2005′s “The Ring Two.” Marvel Studios, part of the Walt Disney Company, has slated April 4, 2014 as a release date, but production has yet to begin. The film is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russ. Scarlett Johansson is expected to reprise her role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow from “The Avengers,” which became the third biggest film after grossing over $1.5 billion in worldwide box-office in 2012.
CBS announced today that it will broadcast the 39th Annual “People’s Choice Awards” Live on Sunday, January 9, 2012 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Additionally, fans of TV, Music and Movies can begin voting on 15 potential new categories to be added to this years telecast. Voting is now open at www.PeoplesChoice.com/pca/categories.
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THE “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013″ TO BE BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK LIVE JAN. 9 FROM THE NOKIA THEATER L.A. LIVEMark Burnett to Return as Executive Producer of “People’s Choice Awards 2013″Category Voting Launches Today at www.PeoplesChoice.com and Via Social Media PlatformsCHEAT TWEET: .@peopleschoice Awards will be broadcast LIVE on CBS on January 19. Vote for categories at www.PeoplesChoice.com!
The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live onWednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will serve as the kick-off to the 2013 awards show season. ”I am so thrilled and fortunate to be once again producing this year’s ‘People’s Choice Awards,’” said Mark Burnett, PCA Executive Producer. ”Passionate and devoted fans are what make us successful and it is an honor to give them a chance to celebrate their favorites in entertainment.”
In People’s Choice tradition, fans will once again have the opportunity to weigh in on new PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS categories. Starting today, 15 categories are eligible for voting on www.PeoplesChoice.com/pca/categories and the top vote-getters will be added to the pool for the 2013 show. Potential new categories include Favorite On-Screen Romance (Movies), Favorite DJ (Music) and Favorite Ensemble Cast (Television), among others. Fans also have the opportunity to write in their own submissions for a special award that honors celebrities who have given back to their local community.
“One of the greatest aspects of the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ is that fans have a say throughout the entire process,” said Fred Nelson, President of People’s Choice. ”From categories to nominees to winners, the people are in charge. We’re excited to once again empower the fans to create the show they want to see on January 9.” Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Hyunjoo “Kimmie” Kim will join Burnett on the 2013 People’s Choice Awards production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as executive producers, with Kim as co-executive producer of the telecast.
About People’s Choice
Now in its 39th year, the People’s Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People’s Choice official Web site atwww.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales and PeoplesChoice.com data, and then vetted through EPoll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG], which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production.
CATEGORIES UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013
Favorite ANIMATED CHARACTER
Favorite COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION
Favorite FACE OF HEROISM
Favorite ON-SCREEN ROMANCE
Favorite FACE OF POP MUSIC
Favorite FAN FOLLOWING
Favorite FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Favorite COMPETITION/REALITY SHOW JUDGE
Favorite ENSEMBLE CAST
Favorite FACE OF FEARLESSNESS
Favorite NEW TALK SHOW HOST
Favorite YOUNG TV STAR
Web site: http://www.PeoplesChoice.com
In its newest issue, TV Guide Magazine has revealed some of televisions highest paid stars. As you can imagine, the list comprises of former daytime soap stars who’ve either gone on to host their own talk show or headline a top ranked primetime series, or in the case of primetime soap stars – gotten richer!
Kelly Ripa tops the list of stars with a soap opera connection as the host of the daytime talk show “Live with Kelly.” According to TV Guide, the former “All My Children” star rakes in an estimated salary of $20 million per year. Meanwhile, Michael Weatherly went from “Loving” in the 1990′s to “NCIS” agent for a cool $175,000 per episode. Mark Harmon, Weatherly’s co-star on “NCIS,” generates an estimated $500,000 per episode and is the highest paid actor (scripted). The magazine, however, does not make note as to whether that amount includes his executive producer credit or if it is based solely on appearance alone. Harmon starred in the short lived 1980′s primetime soap “Flamingo Road,” which preceded his ground breaking role in “St. Elsewhere.”
“Guiding Light” turned “White Collar” star Matt Bomer makes an estimated $110,000 per episode of his uber popular USA Network series. Also hailing from “Guiding Light” is Hayden Panettierre, who will take in an estimated $75,000 an episode for her starring role in the upcoming new series “Nashville.” The show stars Connie Britton as a fading country star, but Britton will take in $100,000 per episode for her efforts.
The stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” recently renegotiated new deals to continue on the series for another two seasons. With the shows ninth season debuting in September, stars Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo will now make an estimated $350,000 an episode.
Although he hasn’t appeared on a soap for some time, Alec Baldwin gained notoriety in the 1980′s after starring in the daytime soap “The Doctors” and the primetime soap opera “Knot’s Landing.” Now starring in “30 Rock,” Baldwin commands an estimated $300,000 per episode. “30 Rock” is expected to complete its seventh and final season with just 13 episodes beginning October 4. Mariska Hargitay, who recurred on primetime soap “Falcon Crest” in 1988, is the highest paid actress (scripted) taking in $385,000 per episode for her work on “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit.”
What follows is the complete list of salaries of stars with soap opera connections:
- Kelly Ripa (“Live with Kelly”) $20 million per year
- Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) $500,000 per episode
- Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”) $385,000 per episode
- Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) $300,000 per episode
- Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”) $175,000 per episode
- Connie Britton (“Nashiville”) $100,000 per episode
- Terry O’Quinn (“666 Park Avenue”) $100,000 per episode
- Vanessa Williams (“666 Park Avenue”) $100,000 per episode
- Larry Hagman (“Dallas”) $75,000 per episode
- Lea Michele (“Glee”) $75,000 per episode
- Hayden Panettierre (“Nashiville”) $75,000 per episode
- Madeleine Stowe (“Revenge”) $75,000 per episode
- Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) $75,000 per episode
- Dave Annable (“666 Park Avenue”) $65,000 per episode
- Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”) $55,000 per episode
- Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”) $50,000 per episode
- Josh Henderson (“Dallas”) $50,000 per episode
For a complete list of stars and their salaries, pick up your copy of TV Guide today or head on over to the magazine’s website.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Revenge” is one of television’s biggest new hits and a critical darling. Unfortunately, we at Soap Opera Network have not been giving it the attention it so rightfully deserved, until now. As one of the only dramas ABC can cite as a success on its new primetime schedule, the network has put together a lengthy “catch up” montage for viewers who have yet to discover this little gem of a soap opera.
“Revenge” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on the ABC Television Network.