Former “Days of our Lives” star Heather Lindell (ex-Jan Spears) and husband Josh Boyd welcomed their first child, Desmond George, who was born on Monday, August 27. Desmond George weighed in at 6 ½ lbs.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Lindell appeared in the 2010 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical “La Cage Aux Folles” with Harvey Fierstein and Kelsey Grammar. She can currently be seen in the independent film “That’s What She Said,” which was directed by Carrie Preston (“True Blood”).
Lindell posted the first picture of her baby boy on her Facebook page.
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.
Former “One Life to Live” star Brandon Routh (ex-Seth Anderson) and wife Courtney Ford (“True Blood”) have welcomed their first child, reports People Magazine on their website. Leo James Routh, born Friday, August 10, weighed in at 8lbs. and measured 20 1/2 inches.
“We’re in awe … we can’t take our eyes off him!” the two said in a joint statement to People with Routh adding his wife is a “rockstar.”
The couple will celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary in November.
Since leaving “OLTL” in 2002, Routh became a household name in 2006 when he starred as Clark Kent in “Superman Returns.” Although he is not returning as the man in the blue tights when Warner Bros. Pictures releases “Man of Steel” on June 14, 2013, Routh can next be seen in the new CBS primetime comedy series “Partners.” Based on the lives of creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick as two life-long friends and business partners whose “bromance” is put to the test when one of them becomes engaged, “Partners” stars Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) as Louis and David Krumholtz (“Num3ers”) as Joe. Louis is “spontaneous, emotional and prone to exaggeration,” while Joe is an “accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, especially in his love life.” Routh portrays Wyatt, a vegan nurse and Louis’ partner in life. “One Tree Hill’s” Sophia Bush stars as Ali, Joe’s new fiancé and a “sophisticated jewelry designer.”
“Partners” premieres Monday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Update, Wednesday, August 8 5:41 PM ET: Soap Opera Network has learned Shiels will be portraying the character “Moran” in his scenes with Braeden and Francis.
Previous, Tuesday, August 2 3:07 PM ET: Soap Opera Network has learned that actor Graham Shiels, who most recently appeared in an episode of TNT’s “Leverage,” has booked a recurring role on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”
While his character name is being kept under wraps, Soap Opera Network has learned that the role may vacillate between perceived enemy or ally and that Shiels will appear in scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) and Genie Francis (Genevieve Atkinson). His first airdate is scheduled for Monday, September 10.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On tonight’s episode of CBS’ “CSI: Miami,” former “General Hospital” and “General Hospital: Night Shift” star Graham Shiels will appear as Michael Galliver, an out-of-work construction worker with no criminal history who, to feed his young family and pay his mortgage, turns to crime.
In the episode entitled “Dead Ringer,” Horatio (David Caruso) finds another corpse with missing eyes. While everything points to his nemesis, “The Taunter” – he has an airtight alibi.
“I got to work with the incredibly generous, classy, and talented Emily Proctor for my biggest scene,” said Shiels when asked about his appearance on the veteran crime procedural.
In addition to his role on “GH” and “GH:NS,” Shiels appeared in episodes of HBO’s “True Blood,” NBC’s “The Event” and ABC’s “The Whole Truth.” Earlier this year Shiels appeared on CBS’ “The Mentalist” as Officer Tom Rowley, who pulls over Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as Jane’s day goes from “bad” to “worse.”
“CSI: Miami” airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “General Hospital” and “General Hospital: Night Shift” actor Graham Shiels (ex-Cody Paul) is set to appear in tonights episode of CBS’ “The Mentalist” as Officer Tom Rowley, who pulls over Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as Jane’s day goes from “bad” to “worse.”
“I try really hard to take down that smug, charming Aussie,” said Shiels. “It’s hard though.”
In addition to his role on “GH” and “GH:NS,” Shiels appeared in episodes of HBO’s “True Blood,” NBC’s “The Event” and ABC’s “The Whole Truth.”
See below for a summary of tonight’s episode and a clip of what to expect.
THE MENTALIST: RED ALERT
Patrick Jane and others are taken hostage by an armed man accused of murder, Jane must think quickly to defuse the situation on the next episode of The Mentalist.
“The Mentalist” airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS.