The GLEE Cast Sings National Anthem at the World Series Game

October 31, 2009

The talented cast of Glee performs the USA National Anthem live at the World Series 2009 Game 3 in the Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009.


Amber Riley (Mercedes) singing  lead is accompanied by the  rest of the cast who make up the high school Glee Club students. Joining Riley (front and center in the clip) are (L-R): Jenna Ushowitz (Tina), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Lea Michelle (Rachel), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Cory Monteith, (Finn), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Kevin McHale (Arty).

Glee airs Wednesday nights on Fox. View full episodes of the show at Fox.com/Glee

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All My Children Weekly Promo Week of October 26

October 27, 2009
Here is the promo for this week's All My Children. Emma blackmails Annie. Adam remembers and visits Stuart's grave.

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General Hospital Weekly Promo Week of October 26

Here is the new promo for General Hospital. Sonny gets proof of Claudia's involvement in Michael's shooting.

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Sneak Peek: Jonathan Jackson's first scenes as General Hospital's Lucky Spencer

October 26, 2009
jjacksonreturnxl01lEW.com has an exclusive look at Jonathan Jackson's first scenes in 10 years as Lucky Spencer. Jonathan's first air date is Tuesday, October 27.

Here's a look at the scene: VIDEO

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet.
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'White Collar's Matthew Bomer Talks with "My Take On TV"

October 25, 2009
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Reviews have been favorable for the USA Network's new show White Collar. White Collar tells the "Catch Me If You Can"-like story of a white-collar criminal who partners with the FBI to help them solve crimes. The series stars Matthew Bomer, Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Tim DeKay and Diahann Carrol. The website "My Take On TV" visited the New York set for an exclusive interview with the some of the cast and crew from the show.

When "My Take On TV" asked what were some elements that set the show apart from other crime dramas on currently on TV, Bomer said, "Well, I think—I always say I think before I say—please cut that out. [laughs]  Because it’s just—I should just say it.  The signature of USA Network is, characters welcome.  So, first and foremost, you’re gong to get all the great procedural stuff.  It’s really intelligently written.  We’re—I’m no fool, I know this is a writer’s medium.  You can put the biggest stars on the TV screen, but if the writing’s not there, the shows aren’t going to last and we’re so blessed to have Jeff Easton at the helm.  Because these scripts are really smart and fun and unique.  The White Collar world is unique, hasn’t really been completely explored yet and so you’re going to get all the fun procedural stuff, but at the same time, there’s going to be a lot of character elements that come into play as well.  That keep it light and fun and sometimes serious.  So, you do get more back story elements and a lot of interplay, fun interplay between characters that you might not get on a show that’s straight procedural."

Read the full article here: White Collar
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A Look Back: Soap Opera Recap Week of October 19, 2009

Here's what happened on your favorite soaps last week:

All My Children-- Kendall and Aidan hid in an abandoned church. JR and Marissa got married. The Hubbards learned of Madison's death. Emma revealed who killed Stuart. David asked Amanda to have another child with him in exchange for shared custody of Trevor. Liza feared Bailey would take Stuart from her.

As The World Turns-- Trapped all alone, Katie was forced to give birth to her son. Liberty miscarried. Brad got in the way of Jack and Ralph's gun fire. Lucinda tried to get Holden and Lily back together.

Bold and the Beautiful-- Bill proposed to Katie. Thorne learned of Stephanie's illness. Jackie and Owen made plans to start a family. Katie was announced as CEO of Forrester at a press conference. Eric cleared out his office.

Days of Our Lives-- Maggie caught Melissa and Nathan. Carly saved Rafe's life. Stefano woke up and demanded that Sydney be brought to him. Sami payed Nicole to leave town with Sydney.  Victor talked Hope into staying in Salem.

General Hospital-- Olivia and Johnny agreed to keep their dating a secret. Michael remembered more about the shooting. Lucky surprised Elizabeth with a surprise engagement party. Elizabeth agreed to marry Lucky. Jason found evidence against Claudia.

One Life to Live-- Blair and Todd kissed. Rex and Gigi started couples therapy. Layla pulled away from Cristian's kiss because she felt that she was betraying Evangeline. Nick asked Klye to marry him, much to Oliver's chagrin. Jessica was haunted by Nash. Rex agreed to help Natalie look for Jared. Tea kept her child hidden from Ross and Todd. Destiny asked David for help with Matthew. Sean woke up from his coma.

Young and the Restless-- Victor gave Ashley the ranch. Jack and Traci turned down Billy's loan request. Billy proceeded to buy Restless Style anyway. Sharon was affected by Faith's crying.

Hollywood Fest Honors Julianne Moore, Zachary Quinto, and Bradley Cooper

October 24, 2009
hollywood_film_festivalThe 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Academy Award winners Robert Deniro and Hilary Swank will be honored with the "Hollywood Actor Award" and "Hollywood Actress Award" respectively. Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore will be honored with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,"  and Christopher Waltz will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award". Actor Bradley Cooper will receive the "Hollywood Comedy Award," producer Ryan Kavanaugh will get the "Hollywood Producer Award," and actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, actress Melanie Lynskey, actor Paul Schneider, and actor Zachary Quinto will be honored with the Hollywood Spotlight Awards.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26, 2009.



DeNiro has won two Academy Awards for "The Godfather:Part II" and "Raging Bull". He has appeared in numerous films, including "Cape Fear", "Taxi Driver", "Meet The Parents", and "Goodfellas."

Swank has won two Academy Awards for "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby." She can currently be seen in "Amelia."


Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar(r) nominations in the same year -- for her performances in "Far From Heaven" and "The Hours". She has also appeared in "The End of the Affair" and "Boogie Nights."

Waltz starred in "Inglourious Basterds" and will be seen in the upcoming "Green Hornet."




Cooper was recently seen in the summer blockbuster comedy "The Hangover." He will star in the upcoming "New York, I Love You" and "Valentine's Day" in 2010.

Kavanaugh heads Relativity. Relativity is a media and entertainment company engaged in creating, financing and distributing first class, studio quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, entertainment-related companies and assets. As a producer, Kavanaugh's films include: "Brothers," "Dear John," "The Spy Next Door," and "Nine."


Aghdashloo earned an Academy Award nomination for "House of Sand and Fog." She will be seen in the upcoming "In Northwood."


Lynskey appeared in "Heavenly Creatures" and can be seen in "The Informant," and in the upcoming "Up in the Air."


Quinto appeared in "Star Trek," and television's Heroes on NBC.

For more information please go to http://www.HollywoodFestival.com
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Members of 'Twilight:New Moon' Cast To Appear at Nordstrom

twilight_new_moon_poster_0509 Nordstrom and Summit  Entertainment invite Twilight fans to take advantage of a special opportunity to meet select cast members of  The Twilight Saga: New Moon at select Nordstrom stores.  The cast appearances are being held to celebrate the highly-anticipated November 20 release of the second movie in Summit's Twilight film saga.  Nordstrom launched an exclusive clothing and jewelry collection inspired by the mood and spirit of the film in early October.
Customers can visit nordstrom.com/newmoon for more details about how to acquire VIP access on Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 a.m., to be one of 75 customers to meet the cast.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast members will visit the following Nordstrom stores:

  November 5- Topanga (Canoga Park, CA)**

    November 8- Park Meadows (Lone Tree, CO)*

    November 9- Natick Collection (Natick, MA)*

    November 10- The Galleria (Houston, TX)*

    November 11- Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)*

    November 11- Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA)*

    November 11- Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)*

    November 12- Perimeter Mall (Atlanta, GA)

    November 12- Southcenter (Tukwila, WA)*

    November 13- Aventura Mall (Aventura, FL)

    November 13- Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)*

    November 14- Fashion Place (Murray, UT)

* These malls will also host a talent question and answer forum in the mall which will be open to the public.

** 125 customer VIP packets will be available for the Topanga event only.  The mall will not host a talent question and answer forum.

The BP. department at select Nordstrom stores will also offer customers advanced movie screening passes as gifts with purchase (see nordstrom.com/newmoon for participating stores and details), and will host in-store styling parties on November 14 and 15.  Customers can visit nordstrom.com/newmoon to learn what events are taking place at their nearest Nordstrom store and sign-up for email alerts.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will be released November 20, 2009.  In the film, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of--only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.  Following Edward Cullen's(Pattinson) departure from Forks, Wash., Bella discovers his image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy.  In time Bella's frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception.  The third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

For more info:   www.nordstrom/newmoon.
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Daytime Drama Ratings October 12-October 16 2009

October 23, 2009
(Credit: SON)

Ratings for the week October 12-16, 2009

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers

1. Y&R 5,307,000 (+362,000/+646,000)

2. B&B 3,491,000 (+233,000/+87,000)

3. DAYS 3,039,000 (+24,000/+339,000)

4. AMC 2,602,000 (+129,000/+96,000)

5. GH 2,580,000 (+70,000/-111,000)

6. OLTL 2,567,000 (+165,000/-17,000)

7. ATWT 2,550,000 (+133,000/-5,000)

HH

1. Y&R 3.8/12 (+.2/+.4)

2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.2/same)

3. DAYS 2.2/7 (same/+.2)

4. AMC 2.0/6 (+.1/+.1)

5. GH 1.9/6 (same/-.2)

5. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/-.1)

7. ATWT 1.8/6 (+.1/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers

1. Y&R 1,220,000 (+97,000/+254,000)

2. DAYS 911,000 (-38,000/+62,000)

3. GH 890,000 (-6,000/+45,000)

4. OLTL 774,000 (+24,000/-15,000)

5. B&B 748,000 (+55,000/+61,000)

6. AMC 721,000 (+12,000/-4,000)

7. ATWT 570,000 (-4,000/-74,000)

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.8/11 (+.1/+.3)

2. DAYS 1.4/8 (same/+.1)

3. GH 1.3/8 (-.1/same)

4. OLTL 1.2/7 (+.1/same)

5. AMC 1.1/7 (same/same)

5. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)

7. ATWT 0.9/5 (same/-.1)

Girls 12-17 Viewers

1. OLTL 50,000 (+22,000/+26,000)

2. GH 40,000 (+9,000/+22,000)

3. Y&R 38,000 (-1,000/-10,000)

4. DAYS 33,000 (+5,000/-9,000)

5. ATWT 21,000 (+1,000/-24,000)

6. AMC 20,000 (+8,000/-11,000)

7. B&B 17,000 (-10,000/-17,000)

Women 18-34 Rating

1. Y&R 1.2/8 (+.1/+.3)

2. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)

2. AMC 0.9/5 (+.1/+.2)

2. GH 0.9/5 (-.1/same)

2. OLTL 0.9/5 (+.1/+.1)

6. B&B 0.7/4 (same/same)

7. ATWT 0.5/3 (same/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers

1. Y&R 1,280,000 (+112,000/+149,000)

2. B&B 804,000 (+138,000/+53,000)

3. DAYS 632,000 (+52,000/+127,000)

4. ATWT 547,000 (+68,000/+47,000)

5. AMC 493,000 (+5,000/-70,000)

6. GH 478,000 (+39,000/-24,000)

7. OLTL 456,000 (+30,000/-47,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC Monday: 2.1/2,704,000

Tuesday: 2.0/2,676,000

Wednesday: 2.0/2,694,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,551,000

Friday: 1.8/2,386,000

ATWT Monday: 1.8/2,669,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,384,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,637,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,660,000

Friday: 1.8/2,400,000

B&B

Monday: 2.7/3,806,000

Tuesday: 2.5/3,420,000

Wednesday: 2.4/3,446,000

Thursday: 2.6/3,544,000

Friday: 2.3/3,239,000

DAYS

Monday: 2.3/3,118,000

Tuesday: 2.2/2,985,000

Wednesday: 2.3/3,017,000

Thursday: 2.2/3,044,000

Friday: 2.2/3,033,000

GH

Monday: 2.0/2,621,000

Tuesday: 1.9/2,538,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,661,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,568,000

Friday: 1.9/2,509,000

OLTL

Monday: 2.1/2,665,000

Tuesday: 1.9/2,550,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,553,000

Thursday: 1.8/2,547,000

Friday: 1.8/2,521,000

Y&R

Monday: 4.1/5,815,000

Tuesday: 3.9/5,514,000

Wednesday: 3.6/5,048,000

Thursday: 3.7/5,222,000

Friday: 3.6/4,935,000
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Director Mira Nair discusses her latest film 'Amelia' starring Hilary Swank

October 22, 2009
CBS News talked with director Mira Nair about her latest film, "Amelia". "Amelia" stars two time Oscar winner Hilary Swank as legendary pilot Amelia Earhart. The film opens in theaters on October 23rd.

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ABC Daytime Stars Volunteer in Los Angeles and New York as part of SOAPnet's Soap Nation Tour.







abc-daytime-logoAs part of the Entertainment IndustryFoundation's iParticipate campaign, some of ABC Daytime's stars will participate in school clean-up projects on New York and Los Angeles on Saturday, October 24, 2009. The stars will work along side of fans who volunteered to help beautify a local school in each city. Stars from General Hospital, One Life to Live and All My Children will participate in a day of service on Saturday.

Stars excepted to participate in Los Angeles are from General Hospital are  Brandon Barash (Johnny), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Jane Elliot (Tracy), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), Kent King (Lainey), Lisa Lo Cicero (Olivia), Minae Noji (Kelly), Haley Pullos (Molly), Aaron Refvem (Morgan), Megan Ward (Kate), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dominic).

In New York, stars confirmed to participate from All My Children are Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake),  Thorsten Kaye (Zach), JR Martinez (Brot), Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie), Chrishell Stause (Amanda), Adam Mayfield (Scott), and Denise Vasi (Randi).

Participating from “One Life to Live” will be  Melissa Archer (Natalie), Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel), John Brotherton (Jared), Brandon Buddy (Cole), Austin Williams (Shane), Jason Tam (Markko) and Bree Williamson (Jessica). Please note that talent participation is subject to change.

The Soap Nation Tour is ABC Daytime and SOAPnet's ongoing initiative to bring more stars to more fans in more cities more often.

All My Children, General Hospital and One Life To Live air weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet.

For more info: SOAPnet


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Jonathan Jackson returns to General Hospital as Lucky

Daytime Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson returns to General Hospital after a 10 year absense in the role he originated,  Lucky Spencer. Lucky is the first born child of Luke and Laura Spencer, the most popular super couple in daytime television history.

Jackson replaces Greg Vaughn as Lucky. Vaughn played the Port Charles police detective for the last seven years. Jacob Young also played Lucky before landing the role of JR Chandler on All My Children.

Check out the promo running on ABC and SOAPnet announcing Jackson's return:

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Tina Fey, Usher, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Chenoweth Chosen as Peanuts Characters Look-A-Like As Peanuts Announces 60th Anniversary Look-A-Like Contest

October 21, 2009


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Peanuts, who introduced pop culture icons, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, announced the launch of its first-ever PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Photo Look-A-Like Contest, which will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org).



Peanuts fans of all ages are invited to submit photos of themselves or their children looking like one of these Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie or Pigpen, or one of Snoopy’s classic alter-egos, Joe Cool or the World War I Flying Ace. Submissions will be accepted through November 3.

Finalists, selected by a panel of celebrity judges, will be posted on November 11. The public will then be able to vote for their favorite finalist through November 30. The winners will be announced in December.

The celebrity judges include Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz; country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood; “Supernanny” Jo Frost; “America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker; and Victoria Recaño, co-anchor of KTLA 5 News at 6 and KTLA 5 News at 10.

“Throughout the years, the Peanuts gang has given people a sense of belonging—we can all identify with one or more of the characters and their life lessons,” says Jill Schulz. “This contest gives participants a chance to express their ‘inner Snoopy,’ so to speak, and I’m really looking forward to reviewing all the pictures and stories from our Peanuts fans around the country.”

The grand-prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid family adventure for four to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio (home to Planet Snoopy). Other prizes include a collection of Warner Home Video PEANUTS DVDs and a Peanuts holiday tree and ornament collection from Hallmark Gold Crown.

The Stars Come Out for Peanuts

Offering inspiration to contest entrants (including caption and costume ideas)—and amusement to everyone who visits the contest website—a Celebrity Look-A-Like Gallery features film, television, music and sports stars who have an uncanny similarity to a Peanuts character…whether in looks, talent or attitude! The famous Look-a-Likes were chosen by the Peanuts team for their “resemblance” to a particular character, and all the stars were delighted to participate.

“I wasn't entirely by surprised when I learned that the Peanuts team had selected me as their Charlie Brown look-alike, since the comparison had been made several times before,” says Simon Pegg, (“Star Trek,” “Shaun of the Dead”). “I even have a Charlie Brown yellow t-shirt with black zig zags, bought for me by a friend who was of the same opinion. Now I guess it's official. Word had come from the very top and who am I to argue. I look like Charlie Brown. Good Grief.”

The Celebrity Look-a-Likes are:

Charlie Brown, the underdog in the zig-zag shirt who never gives up:

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  • Simon Pegg (“Star Trek,” “Shaun of the Dead”)—chosen for his delightful comic befuddlement.


Snoopy, the imaginative beagle who ponders life from the top of his doghouse:

  • Will Ferrell (“Land of the Lost,” “Blades of Glory”)—chosen for his Snoopy-like mastery of disguise…and his ability to make millions laugh.


Lucy, who dispenses advice from her 5-cent psychiatrist’s booth:

  • Debi Mazar (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Entourage”)—chosen for her outspoken, opinionated charm.


Linus, the blanket-clutching philosopher who believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin:

  • Michael Cera (“Paper Hearts,” “Juno”)—chosen for his sweetly innocent philosophical humor.


Sally, Charlie Brown’s little sister, who’s (nearly) right about everything:

  • Kristin Chenoweth (Tony winner for playing Sally in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Broadway; Emmy winner for “Pushing Daisies”)—chosen for her Sally-like perkability and adorable self-confidence.


Peppermint Patty, who never met a school day she didn’t hate:

  • Shawn Johnson (gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast; winner of last season’s “Dancing with the Stars”)—chosen for her fun and funny attitude, and her fearlessness on the field of play.


Marcie, Peppermint Patty’s loyal sidekick, who’s smarter than Patty realizes:

  • Tina Fey (Emmy-winning star and creator of “30 Rock”)—chosen for her smarts, her humor, and her great look in glasses.


Pigpen, who travels with his own cloud of dust:

  • Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”)—chosen for being completely at ease while surrounded by dirt.


Schroeder, the mini musical genius who is rarely separated from his piano:

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Grammy-winning artist, Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor)—chosen for being a heartthrob at the keyboard.


Franklin, perhaps the only one who never has an unkind word about Charlie Brown:

  • Usher (Grammy-nominated artist)—chosen for his gentlemanly ways.


World War I Flying Ace, Snoopy’s dashing aviator persona:

  • Chesley Sullenberger III (heroic captain of US Airways flight 1549, which landed safely in New York’s Hudson River)—chosen for his high-flying style.


Joe Cool, Snoopy’s sunglasses-wearing ultra suave alter ego:

  • Seth Green (actor and creator of the super-cool “Robot Chicken” series)—chosen for representing a new form of 21st-century cool.


Woodstock, Snoopy’s trusty yellow-feathered friend.

  • Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar winner for “Ghost,” co-host of “The View”)—chosen for her distinctive hairstyle, flashing dark eyes…and chirpy personality?


Peanuts60Submissions will be accepted through November 3.

Finalists, selected by a panel of celebrity judges, will be posted on November 11. The public will then be able to vote for their favorite finalist through November 30. The winners will be announced in December. To enter the contest and for more information, visit: (www.peanutsphotocontest.com)

The Peanuts cartoon classic, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs on Wednesday, October 28th at 8pm/7pm central on ABC.
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Meryl Streep's daughter Mamie Gummer is engaged

Mamie Gummer

Oscar winner Meryl Streep's,  daughter Mamie Gummer, is engaged to be married. According to reports from People and Us Weekly Magazines, the 26 year old actress is set to marry actor Ben Walker.

Usmagazine.com says Walker asked for Gummer's hand over the weekend and gave the actress a  custom-made engagement ring.

"He did it on one knee," Gummer said in a statement to the website. "My mom loves him. We are very happy!"

According to People.com, the engagement ring has "an old-fashioned setting" that is slightly over-sized. Walker is said to be keeping the details of the jeweler who made the ring for his bride-to-be private.

The couple met on the set of a film. Gummer is the second-oldest child of Streep and sculptor Don Gummer.
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The Dancing and Music of Michael Jackson Celebrated On "Dancing With The Stars"



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Dancing With The Stars was a "Thriller" night on Tuesday as all of the professional dancers performed a special tribute to Michael Jackson. Performing in the tribute were Season 9 dancers Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Edyta Sliwinska, Anna Trebunskaya, Alec Mazo, Lacey Schwimmer , Jonathan Roberts, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Anna Demidova, Louis van Amstel, Chelsie Hightower  and Derek Hough. The show has danced to 17 performances over the years to songs of Michael Jackson. Clips and interviews were shown throughout the show with the professional dancers talking about Michael Jackson. " He is an inspiration to anyone who wants to dance " stated dancer Mark Ballas. Michael's siblings, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson also spoke on the taped tribute talking about Michael's love of dance and his love for the show Dancing With The Stars.

The dancers performed to "I Want You Back", Man In The Mirror" and "Thriller". Latoya Jackson introduced the musical tribute.

Along in the audience with LaToya Jackson were Michael's mother Katharine Jackson and brother Jermaine Jackson.

Dancing With The Stars airs Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.
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'Hairspray' director Adam Shankman to produce Oscars Telecast

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Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman will produce the 82nd Academy Awards live telecast in March of 2010.

Shankman is best known for directing the films "Hairspray", "The Wedding Planner" and "A Walk To Remember" and is currently lending his hand to developing new dancers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

"The last time I was on the (Oscar) show was as a dancer, and to come back as a producer is such an unbelievable honor", said Shankman.  "Simply put, there is no show like the Oscars, and I am thrilled to be a part of our industry's most treasured tradition."

Shankman's co-producer for the telecast will be movie executive Bill Mechanic, an independent producer whose credits include the animated movie "Coraline". Mechanic is a former chief of FOX and Disney studios.

"I think Adam has the perfect background and spirit to make the show both unique and fun to watch," Mechanic said. "Together, we will build upon the best traditions from the great shows of the past while helping pave the way to the future".

A host for the show has yet to be named. Hugh Jackson hosted last years awards show to great reviews and impressive ratings.

The 2009 Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 7 on ABC.
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Rihanna Releases 'Russian Roulette' from Upcoming 'Rated R' Album

October 20, 2009
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Rihanna released her new single, "Russian Roulette," from the upcoming album "Rated R".  The was single, written and produced by rapper Ne-Yo, was placed on Rihanna's web site, rihannannow.com. "Rated R", her fourth album, is set to hit stores on November 23. The video for "Russian Roulette" will debut on ABC.
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U2 to stream concert live on YouTube



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Rock superstars U2 has announced that their Los Angeles concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Sunday will be streamed live on YouTube. The band's manager Paul McGuinness said that U2 had "wanted to do something like this for a long time".  "Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 - this time U2 can go to them, globally", he said.

On Sunday October 25, the band will play live in Los Angeles. The webcast will begin at 8:30pm Los Angeles time. For more information, visit the bands official YouTube channel.  YouTube.com/U2
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One Life To Live Weekly Promo: Week of October 19

Here's the promo for this week's One Life To Live:

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General Hospital Weekly Promo: Week of October 19

Here's the new promo for this week's General Hospital:

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All My Children Weekly Promo: Week of October 19th

This week Stuart's killer is revealed on All My Children:

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First Look: Kate Hudson in 'NINE'

October 19, 2009
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The first photos of the much anticipated costumes from the movie "NINE" has been released. Academy Award winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) collaborated with Swarovski on "NINE" to create a show stopping spectacle that sparkles throughout. Over 1 million CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements are used to embellish the costumes of the all star cast.  Over thirty-six costumes were crystallized, including a crystal mesh dress worn by Kate Hudson, a basque worn by Penélope Cruz, an evening dress worn by Nicole Kidman and twenty-five showgirl outfits in the Folies Bergeres number. The dazzling costumes feature 9 different crystal applications in 31 styles and 22 various colours.

“Swarovski has given me great support with the finest crystal materials in the world to help create the costumes in NINE.” said Colleen Atwood, costume designer.

Rob Marshall, Oscar nominated director of Chicago, presents NINE, a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), a young American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson) and his mother (Sophia Loren). The original 1982 Broadway production of “NINE,” won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The 2003 Broadway revival of “NINE” won two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

"NINE" opens in theaters on November 25.
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Tuc Watkins Wins Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament





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One Life To Live and Desperate Housewives star, Tuc Watkins, can now add poker champion to his resume. He participated in a Celebrity Poker Tournament over the weekend. Children's Institute, Inc., held its "First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament" at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. Hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer). The fundraiser was to benefit children who have been affected by violence in their homes or communities. More than 20 celebrities supported the tournament including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy, Kevin Nealon, Joely Fisher, Mekhi Phifer, Cheri Oteri, Mimi Rogers, Allison Sweeney, Jennie Garth and Nicholas Gonzalez; four made it to the final table: Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Ricki Lake, Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins. Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins, both on "Desperate Housewives", battled it out as 2 of the final 3 players. Tuc Watkins ultimately won the grand prize.
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Mary J Blige, 'Glee's' Lea Michelle and Sara Evans to appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

October 18, 2009
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The 8th annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference will be held on October 29-30 in Beverly Hills.  The most highly anticipated panels at the event this year will be for the TV show "Glee", the movie "Twilight:New Moon", the Sara Evans and SOAPnet panel and Mary J. Blige's keynote panel.

The Glee panel will be called BACKBEAT: THE ANATOMY OF A TV SHOW- Fox's "Glee"
A look behind-the-scenes at how "Glee" uses music — from on screen in synchs to the soundtrack for stores. Adam Anders (Glee music producer) and Grammy winner Lea Michelle who plays Rachel on the show will be just a few who will be on the panel.

The "New Moon" panel will feature a discussion called SOUNDTRACK CASE STUDY:"THE TWILIGHT SAGA:NEW MOON". The masterminds behind the 2.1 million-selling soundtrack to "Twilight" discuss how they selected the bands and songs to appear on the soundtrack to film's sequel, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Paul Katz, music consultant of Summit Entertainment will be one of the speakers on the panel.

Day 1 Keynote Speaker will be country singer Sara Evans -- Multiple-platinum selling and award-winning country artist Sara Evans talks about her deal with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet for promotion, placement and tour sponsorship.

Day 2 Keynote Speaker will be R&B legend, Mary J. Blige.  --R&B legend Mary J. Blige discusses her career and  contributions to film and TV music, including a preview of the song she wrote  for Lionsgate's "PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY  SAPPHIRE.” The film, directed by "Monster's Ball" producer Lee Daniels  and adapted for the screen by Geoffrey Fletcher, stars Mo’Nique, Paula Patton,  Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introduces Gabourey Sidibe.  PRECIOUS will be in theaters  beginning on November 6, 2009. Blige's next album will be released this fall.

For more information and tickets: Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference
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Gerard Butler Takes Hilarious Turn As Host of SNL


Gerard Butler channeled his inner Hugh Jackson to host Saturday Night Live last night. The versatile actor, who has starred in every genre in movies from romantic comedy, to action films and musicals, was right at home in front of the live New York audience.

The first time host added funny man to his resume. In his opening monologue, he reminded us of his starring role in "The Phantom Of The Opera" with a sketch of him singing the signature "Music of The Night". As he sang, a group of assassins tried to kill him, including the Phantom's Christine played by Kristen Wiig.

Beauty & The Beast:


Butler held an impressive American accent for some of his sketches but spoke in his native Scottish tongue during a segment from Weekend Update in which Seth Meyers translated for the US audience--"I slept with a hooker last night", Butler told his mother watching at home through Meyers.

Other memorable sketches of the night were a spoof of "300" in which Butler, The General,
addressed his troops about his army's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. In it, he was surprised to find out that all of his soldiers were gay and Butler was as the hilarious "White Pete" in a sketch in which, Kenan Thompson hosts a talk show called called "What's Up, What's That" where he sings the opening theme song that never seems to end as guests (including surprise guest James Franco) look on, wondering if they will ever be interviewed. "White Pete" comes out and sings an addition to the theme song. Butler did his best soul crooner impersonation as "Pete" wondered "What's Up, What's That" in song.

International superstar Shakira was the musical act, singing two electrifying songs, including her hit song "She Wolf" and "Did It Again".

Trying out a new concept, the show had only one sponsor Bud Light Golden Wheat which allowed them to show limited commercials in favor of showing clips throughout the show of some of SNL's funniest moments and outtakes from the dress rehearsals with alums, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Chris Parnell.

The audience stayed energized throughout the 90 minute show which proved to be one of the funniest shows of Season 35 thus far.

The show will show repeats for the next two weeks before returning with a new show on November 7 with Taylor Swift pulling double duty as  host and musical guest.
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Johnny Depp Presents Keith Richards with The Rock Immortal Award at The Spike TV Scream Awards 2009

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The Associated Press is reporting that Johnny Depp attended Spike TV Scream Awards 2009.  The event, which was held Saturday at the Greek Theatre, honors the best in sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic-inspired movies and TV shows.

Fans voted online for the winners. Some of the year's most popular shows and movies honored were "Transformers 2," "Twilight," "True Blood" and "Star Trek."

Keith Richards received the Rock Immortal Award. The Rolling Stones guitarist and rock legend was welcomed with a standing ovation as Johnny Depp presented him with the award. The show airs October 27 on Spike TV.

For more about the awards show, see the full article: Scream Awards
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Daytime Drama Ratings October 5-9 2009

October 17, 2009
Credit to SON:

Ratings for the week October 5-9, 2009
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,945,000 (-19,000/+39,000)
2. B&B 3,258,000 (-3,000/-351,000)
3. DAYS 3,015,000 (+112,000/+519,000)
4. GH 2,510,000 (-125,000/-326,000)
5. AMC 2,473,000 (+25,000/+43,000)
6. ATWT 2,417,000 (+31,000/-223,000)
7. OLTL 2,402,000 (-63,000/-153,000)

HH
1. Y&R 3.6/12 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (-.1/-.3)
3. DAYS 2.2/8 (+.1/+.3)
4. AMC 1.9/7 (same/same)
4. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/-.3)
4. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/same)
7. ATWT 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,123,000 (+28,000/+28,000)
2. DAYS 949,000 (+114,000/+111,000)
3. GH 896,000 (-22,000/-32,000)
4. OLTL 750,000 (+2,000/-39,000)
5. AMC 709,000 (+40,000/-16,000)
6. B&B 693,000 (+40,000/-129,000)
7. ATWT 574,000 (+29,000/-126,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7/11 (same/same)
2. DAYS 1.4/9 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.4/8 (same/same)
4. AMC 1.1/7 (+.1/same)
4. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
6. B&B 1.0/7 (same/-.2)
7. ATWT 0.9/5 (+.1/-.2)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 39,000 (-10,000/+3,000)
2. GH 31,000 (-20,000/+9,000)
3. ATWT 30,000 (-3,000/+10,000)
4. DAYS 28,000 (-9,000/-1,000)
4. OLTL 28,000 (-6,000/+9,000)
6. B&B 27,000 (-8,000/+5,000)
7. AMC 12,000 (same/same)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (-.1/+.2)
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/same)
3. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. AMC 0.8/5 (same/+.1)
4. OLTL 0.8/5 (same/+.1)
6. B&B 0.7/4 (+.1/same)
7. ATWT 0.5/3 (+.1/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,168,000 (+2,000/-52,000)
2. B&B 666,000 (-35,000/-122,000)
3. DAYS 580,000 (-35,000/+113,000)
4. AMC 488,000 (+38,000/+28,000)
5. ATWT 479,000 (+9,000/-73,000)
6. GH 439,000 (+24,000/-48,000)
7. OLTL 426,000 (-4,000/-40,000)
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AFI Film Festival Hits Los Angeles October 30-November 7



 "THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX", directed by Wes Anderson and starring Jason Schwartzman is scheduled to open the AFI FEST 2009. The film is a stop-motion animated feature which will be screened at the festival's opening night at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The film also stars the voices of  George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Jarvis Cocker.

The Weinstein Company's “A SINGLE MAN” has been selected as the closing night gala presentation.  Sony Pictures Classics’ "THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS" has been selected as AFI FEST’s Centerpiece Screening Gala presentation. The film will make its US Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Monday, November 2, 2009.

"A SINGLE MAN" features the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford from his script adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s acclaimed novel. The film follows a day in the life of a gay British college professor in Los Angeles as he attempts to cope with the death of his partner. Ford’s work helming the project and Colin Firth’s lead performance in the film have received critical acclaim following screenings at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Ginnifer Goodwin also star in the film. The Weinstein Company release is due in theaters on December 11. Ford, Firth and Moore are scheduled to attend.

“It is exciting to champion a talented artist like Tom Ford as he moves beyond the boundaries of one medium into another. In "A SINGLE MAN", he delivers an elegant and beautiful personal story that will resonate with all audience members“ said AFI FEST Artistic Director Rose Kuo.

The Centerpiece Screening Gala presentation features the latest work by director Terry Gilliam. "THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS" follows the leader of a traveling theater troupe who, having made a deal with the devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations. The film stars Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Heath Ledger in his final role. The Sony Pictures Classics release is due in theaters stateside on December 25. Gilliam and Plummer are scheduled to attend.
“The mind-altering, looking-glass world that Terry Gilliam creates in "IMAGINARIUM" notes Director of Programming Robert Koehler, “is like a model for his ideal cinema, in which anything can happen and all rules are broken. If audiences thought that "THE DARK KNIGHT" was their last glimpse of Heath Ledger, then what Ledger brings to Gilliam’s fantasy-adventure will surprise them.”

AFI FEST has selected actors Christopher Plummer and Viggo Mortensen to receive tributes at this year’s Festival. Sponsored by the Skirball Cultural Center, Plummer’s tribute event will precede the screening of his film THE LAST STATION on Tuesday, November 3. Mortensen’s tribute will precede the US Premiere of the film THE ROAD on Wednesday, November 4. Both Tributes will take place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

One of the world’s most respected actors, Plummer has won two Tony Awards (for CYRANO and BARRYMORE), three Drama Desk Awards, the National Arts Club Medal and two Emmys.

"THE ROAD" is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Cormac McCarthy.  The film stars Mortensen as a father making his way with his young son across the scorched landscape of a post-apocalyptic world. Directed by John Hillcoat from a script by Joe Penhall, the film also stars Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce and Molly Parker. The Weinstein Company release is due in theaters November 25.  Mortensen, Hillcoat and Theron are scheduled to attend.

Mortensen’s career highlights include notable films roles in "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" TRILOGIES and, "EASTERN PROMISES" for which he received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

“Viggo Mortensen and Christopher Plummer are two actors and film artists of the highest order,” said Kuo. “They share that rare trait of being looked up to by audiences and film fans around the world as well as being greatly respected by their peers.”

Other highlights among the complete film schedule announced today include Jonathan Demme’s music documentary "NEIL YOUNG TRUNK SHOW" (with Demme and Young confirmed to attend) and the screening of two films connected by legendary art director and longtime AFI Conservatory Distinguished Lecturer Robert Boyle, who turned 100 on October 10. Those films are AFI Conservatory Alumnus Daniel Raim’s (Production Design ’99) documentary SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic NORTH BY NORTHWEST, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

On Monday, November 2, AFI FEST, in conjunction with Warner Home Video will present a special screening of Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST. The first Hitchcock film to be released on Blu-ray, the film has been restored and remastered for its 50th anniversary. As part of the Gala event, director William Friedkin will attend to moderate a Q&A with Boyle and the film’s stars Eva Marie Saint and Martin Landau.

AFI FEST continues its unique and successful association with the American Film Market with 23 of the features in official selection at AFI FEST represented by distributors at AFM, unfolding concurrently with AFI FEST from November 4–November 11.

AFI FEST 2009’s overall lineup will showcase 67 features (54 narrative, 13 documentary) and 27 shorts for a total of 94 films from 32 countries.

The Festival is headquartered at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. All screenings from October 30–November 5 will take place at the Grauman’s Chinese and Mann Chinese 6 theaters in Hollywood with the final two days of the Festival (November 6-7) screening at the Laemmle’s Monica 4-plex in Santa Monica.

A limited number of free tickets to all Festival screenings are available online at AFI.com/AFIFEST or by phone at 866-AFI-FEST . Early entry to all screenings can be secured by becoming a patron of the Festival and purchasing an AFI FEST Patron Pass. For more details, visit AFI.com.
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Days Of Our Lives Fan Event November 7 in Los Angeles

October 11, 2009
James Reynolds and Renee Jones as Abe and Lexie Carver Photo:NBC
Meet and Greet Days of Our Lives Stars at “Day of Days” Fan Event at Universal Studios Hollywood City Walk
All you diehard, loyal Days of Our Lives fans, here’s your chance to mingle with your favorite stars at the “Day of DAYS” Fan event on Saturday, November 7, from 10-5 pm at City Walk, Universal Studios Hollywood.

10 a.m. – Welcome and Cast Introductions

10:30 a.m. – “Meet & Greet” with the Stars

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:45 p.m. – “Meet & Greet” with the Stars

4:15 p.m. – Q&A Panel with the Stars

Meet all your favorite Days of our Lives stars, including:

Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Nadia Bjorlin , Molly Burnett , Shawn Christian , Bryan Dattilo, Casey Deidrick, Galen Gering, Mark Hapka, Lindsay Hartley, Shelley Henning, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Renee Jones, Lauren Koslow, Eric Martsolf, Joe Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Dylan Patton, Peter Reckell, Jim Reynolds Suzanne Rogers, James Scott, Taylor Spreitler, Alison Sweeney, Josh Taylor  and Arianne Zucker.

For more information on the event please visit them here...Day of Days Event.
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'Ugly Betty' is Back With 2 Hour Season Premiere October 16 on ABC.

October 10, 2009





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ABC's Ugly Betty is back for it's fourth season with a 2 hour premiere. The series,  starring Emmy Winner America Ferrera, enters it's new season on a new day and time. Also there will be a whole new look and a whole new job for the show's heroine Betty Suarez. Ana Ortiz, who plays Betty's sister Hilda, shared some details about Betty's new look during her guest co-host spot ABC's daytime talk show The View. "'They are coming off [in season four]", said Ortiz of Betty's signature braces. "Even in the first episode - it's a two-hour episode, it's brilliant - she starts to make the transition. It's really exciting."  Betty will also begin her new job as associate editor and will have a new co-worker when she shares an office. Actress Smith Cho joins the cast as Betty's office-mate. The new season of 'Betty' begins Friday, October 16 on ABC.

Check out a sneak peak at the season premiere of  Ugly Betty below:

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Marge Simpson Is Playboy Magazine's November Playmate



Marge Simpson November Playboy Photo: Reuters

Marge Simpson November Playboy Photo: Reuters



"The Associated Press" is reporting that The Simpsons star Marge Simpson will appear on the cover of the November Issue of Playboy Magazine. There will be a three-page feature of the iconic television character.


The Magazine said in a statement that the cover celebrates the 20th anniversary of the The Simpsons.


The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The Simpson family includes Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional city of Springfield.  The magazine hits newsstands on October 16th. The Simpsons airs Sunday nights on Fox.


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Daytime Drama Ratings: Week of September 28-October 2 2009

October 8, 2009
(Credit: SON)
Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,964,000 (-314,000/+25,000)
2. B&B 3,261,000 (-125,000/-324,000)
3. DAYS 2,903,000 (+39,000/+397,000)
4. GH 2,635,000 (-35,000/-310,000)
5. OLTL 2,465,000 (+3,000/-29,000)
6. AMC 2,448,000 (-74,000/+67,000)
7. ATWT 2,386,000 (-168,000/-346,000)


HH
1. Y&R 3.6/13 (-.2/same)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.1/-.2)
3. DAYS 2.1/7 (same/+.2)
4. GH 2.0/6 (same/-.3)
5. AMC 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)
5. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/same)
7. ATWT 1.8/6 (-.1/-.2)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,095,000 (-47,000/-5,000)
2. GH 918,000 (+46,000/-98,000)
3. DAYS 835,000 (-26,000/+4,000)
4. OLTL 748,000 (-24,000/-52,000)
5. AMC 669,000 (-78,000/-63,000)
6. B&B 653,000 (-21,000/-164,000)
7. ATWT 545,000 (-11,000/-185,000)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7/11 (same/same)
2. GH 1.4/9 (+.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.3/8 (same/same)
4. OLTL 1.1/7 (-.1/-.1)
5. AMC 1.0/7 (-.1/-.1)
5. B&B 1.0/6 (same/-.2)
7. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/-.3)


Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. GH 51,000 (+8,000/+27,000)
2. Y&R 49,000 (+20,000/+4,000)
3. DAYS 37,000 (+6,000/+8,000)
4. B&B 35,000 (+12,000/+3,000)
5. OLTL 34,000 (+8,000/+19,000)
6. ATWT 33,000 (+9,000/+10,000)
7. AMC 12,000 (-3,000/-20,000)


Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (+.1/+.2)
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2)
4. AMC 0.8/5 (same/+.1)
4. OLTL 0.8/5 (-.1/same)
6. B&B 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
7. ATWT 0.4/3 (-.1/-.2)


Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,166,000 (-131,000/+29,000)
2. B&B 701,000 (-46,000/-52,000)
3. DAYS 615,000 (+15,000/+74,000)
4. ATWT 470,000 (-70,000/-67,000)
5. AMC 450,000 (-21,000/-43,000)
6. OLTL 430,000 (+9,000/-11,000)
7. GH 415,000 (-70,000/-91,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 2.1/2,696,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,423,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,275,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,360,000
Friday: 1.9/2,485,000

ATWT
Monday: 1.8/2,497,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,179,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,585,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,287,000
Friday: 1.8/2,382,000

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,364,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,182,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,185,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,260,000
Friday: 2.4/3,315,000

DAYS
Monday: 2,2/3,163,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,900,000
Wednesday: 2.1/3,004,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,532,000
Friday: 2.1/2,916,000

GH
Monday: 2.2/3,013,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,645,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,649,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,300,000
Friday: 1.9/2,567,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.0/2,756,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,453,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,519,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,215,000
Friday: 1.8/2,380,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.7/5,278,000
Tuesday: 3.7/4,978,000
Wednesday: 3.6/4,882,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,699,000
Friday: 3.6/4,982,000
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Pedro Almodovar's 'Broken Embraces' opens the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

October 2, 2009
Oscar Winner BrokenEmbracesPosterPedro Almodóvar’s new film “Broken Embraces” will open the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The film stars Academy Awards winner Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano and Tamar Novas.

Opening night is Sunday, October 11 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA).
Festival Co-Founder Edward James Olmos says, “Almodóvar is truly one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. A true maverick in our industry, whose films have inspired many filmmakers in our culture, have ignited the careers of some of our brightest stars and has opened so many doors in the industry.”

The 13th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will run from October 11-October 16  at Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas in Hollywood. The festival will present feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings. In addition, filmmakers and the public will be able to participate in workshops presented by LALIFF-2009-Official-Posterthe Writers Guild and Directors Guilds of America as well as musical and arts events.

Festival highlights include: feature film "Down For Life" (USA) Screening Time: Thursday October 15 @ 7:00 Grauman's Chinese and documentary "Latino Music USA: Bridges- Chicano Wave" (USA) Screening Time:Wednesday October 14 @9:35 and Short Films in the comedy category:

EL TIO FACUNDO (MEX/CUB), Alejandro Cachoua,
NO SE PREOCUPE, (SPAIN) Eva Ungria Lupian
PORQUE HAY COSAS QUE NUNCA SE OLVIDAN (SPAIN), Lucas Figueroa
EL TRIP (USA), Ventura Montoya,
EL TUX    (USA), Paco Farias,
TWILIGHT TANGO (USA), Jason C. Sting
THE LAST WHITE DISHWASHER (USA), Claudia Duran

For more information on the LA Latino Film Festival and to purchase tickets, visit: LLFF
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Kathy Ireland Leaves 'Dancing With The Stars'

October 1, 2009
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Kathy Ireland is the latest celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing With The Stars. Kathy danced with Tony Dovolani who was previously partnered with Jane Seymour and Susan Lucci. 

“I wouldn’t change a minute of it,” Ireland,  told PEOPLE  Magazine. “To be able to work with Tony the past six weeks has changed my life forever. I can do so many things I never thought I could do. I feel like the biggest winner because I got him as my teacher.”

 There are 13 remaining couples dancing, including current front runners, Aaron Carter, Mya and Donny Osmond. Dancing With The Stars airs Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.
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