Paley Center hosts The Last Lost Weekend; A Celebration Saturday, May 22 in Los Angeles

May 15, 2010

The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is celebrating the end of the phenomenal television series "Lost." Which an afternoon of celebrations and screening of their "Lost" events since the series began.

From The Paley Center: ABC’s Lost is coming to an end after six glorious seasons (OK, five, but we forgive them for those cages!), and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh, because we are giddy with anticipation for the two-and-a-half-hour swan song on Sunday, May 23; cry, because how can life possibly go on without Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke, Hurley, Miles, Desmond, and—yes—even Ben?

Here’s the good news: The Paley Center for Media is going to help EASE YOUR PAIN with a fun-filled celebration featuring a slew of events, prize giveaways, and more. Join your fellow Losties for screenings of the PaleyFest 2005 and 2010 panels with the cast and creative team, plus the premiere of Lost: The Enhanced Pilot, which will be screened prior to its broadcast premiere later that evening. The two-hour pilot, directed by J.J. Abrams, will feature pop-up trivia facts from the executive producers.

So, if you love Lost like we do and want to celebrate (or mourn) with your fellow Losties, come to the Paley Center and share in the fun and games. After all, you’ll never have this chance again.

12:30 pm FREE Admission
PaleyFest05: Lost (The First Season)

See the cast and creative team back when it all began. The season one PaleyFest panel featuring J.J. Abrams, Carlton Cuse, Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Jorge Garcia, Dominic Monaghan, and Naveen Andrews.

2:00 pm FREE Admission
PaleyFest2010: Lost (The Final Season)

Didn’t get to this year’s PaleyFest? See it all now. Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and Ben (Michael Emerson) share the stage side by side at our February 27th event also featuring Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Nestor Carbonell, Zuleikha Robinson, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Jack Bender, Elizabeth Sarnoff, and moderator Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant).

4:00 pm FREE for Members, $10 Admission for General Public
Premiere Screening: Lost: The Enhanced Pilot

See the premiere screening of the new pop-up enhanced version of the J.J. Abrams directed Lost pilot before it airs on ABC that evening. The event is free to Members, but reservations are required.

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Daytime Emmys 2010: 'All My Children', 'Bold & The Beautiful', 'General Hospital', 'Young & The Restless' compete for Best Show

May 12, 2010
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards where announced this morning on The Early Show on CBS. The show be broadcast live from Las Vegas for the first time on Sunday, June 27th, 2010 over the CBS Television Network.

Agnes Nixon, creator of "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" will receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Susan Lucci. Dick Clark and "American Bandstand" will be honored for the show's contribution to daytime television be an all star line up, including Ryan Seacrest, cast of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys", Chubby Checker, Cher, Simon Cowell, Donnie Osmond, Marie Osmond and more...

The nominations for the awards has some of daytime's best shows competing against each other.

Nominations in the major categories are:

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, Y&R)
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, Y&R)
Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery, ATWT)
Michael Park (Jack Snyder, ATWT)
James Scott (EJ DiMera, DAYS)

Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara, GH)
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer, GL)
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey, AMC)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman, Y&R)
Maura West (Carly Tenney, ATWT)

Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, GH)
Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, GH)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin, AMC)
Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks, OLTL)
Billy J. Miller (Billy Abbott, Y&R)

Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines, GL)
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller, GH)
Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone, ATWT)
Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan, OLTL)
Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker, DAYS)

Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester, B&B)
Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin, OLTL)
Zack Conroy (James Spaulding, GL)
Drew Garrett (Michael Corinthos, GH)
Dylan Patton (Will Horton, DAYS)

Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer, GH)
Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton, DAYS)
Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson, DAYS)
Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, Y&R)
Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart, ATWT)

All My Children
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live

As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
One Life to Live
General Hospital

All My Children
As the World Turns
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

For a complete list of nominees, click HERE .

Former 'All My Children' star Kelli Giddish lands in Bruckheimer's 'Chase' for NBC

May 11, 2010

Former "All My Children" star, Kelli Giddish, is set to star in a prime-time series for NBC called "Chase" according to Broadcasting & Cable. Hollywood super producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, serves as executive producer.

NBC describes Chase as a fast-paced drama amid a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as a cowboy boot-wearing marshal from Texas. Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) also star as members of Frost's elite team.

The series is expected to be on NBC this fall.
(Photo: FOX)

Cast of 'One Life To Live' to appear on "The View"

May 10, 2010

The cast of ABC's Emmy Award winning drama, "One Life to Live" will visit the ladies of "The View" to perform a number from their upcoming musical episodes.

The soap will air a three-day musical event called "Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical." The shows, airing May 14th, 17th, and 18th, will feature original music as well as favorites that will center around the drama of prom night.

Look for the actors to sing and dance this Friday on "The View."

"One Life To Live" airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. "The View" airs weekdays on ABC.

Check out a promo from ABC daytime, announcing the musical episodes which begin airing Friday.

(photo: ABC)

'The Boondocks': Season 3 premieres Sunday, May 2 on Adult Swim

May 1, 2010

The critically acclaimed, entertaining and often controversial animated series, "The Boondocks" is back with all new episodes. Huey & Riley Freeman return in a third season that promises no shortage of kicking and screaming. Described as a a thought-provoking comedy brimming with social relevance and satire, "The Boondocks" returns Sunday, May 2 at 11:30p on Adult Swim.

'America's Home Videos' and Tom Bergeron celebrates 20 years on the air at The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media saluted twenty years of America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV), the longest-running prime-time entertainment show on ABC, this month, at the Beverly Hills location. This series has given away nearly twelve million dollars in prize money, while evaluating more than 800,000 videotapes from home viewers. Hosted by Tom Bergeron, AFV is a pioneer in today’s user-generated content world. YouTube creator Chad Hurley has mentioned the impact of the show by stating, “We are providing a stage where everyone can participate and everyone can be seen…We see ourselves as a combination of America's Funniest Home Videos and Entertainment Tonight.”
The popular show is finishing its twentieth season by donating its entire library of 465 episodes and specials to the Paley Center during the tribute to “America's Funniest Home Videos: 20th Season Celebration” to be part of the Paley Center collection of nearly 150,000 television, radio, advertising, and new media programs—the largest of such to be available to the public. The event included Bergeron, host of AFV for the past nine years, and executive producer Vin Di Bona with coexecutive producers Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway, who talked about the show’s development while sharing some of their favorite videos with special guests.
“It’s a huge thrill to be able to make available to the Paley Center the entire twenty year library of AFV,” says Di Bona."I am a firm believer that the history of our industry becomes the solid basis from which the next generation can examine both where we’ve been and see how they might improve on what we’ve done. For a student of television to be able to peruse through a body of work is always extremely valuable and knowing that a devotee of television is able to do the same is very rewarding. Perhaps someday my grandson Sam will be able to look at our library at the Paley Center and count the number of crotch hits the American public has endured over twenty years.”

During the event Vin stated that the show gives people the promise that they are going to laugh.

Todd added that the show has a little bit of something for every one.

When asked what is their favorite show clip moment is.

Tom said that his favorite (s) are of the kid with the lawn mower that is too strong for him and you see his mother with the camera saying "You gotta see this". Also one with a dog with the bone and his # 1 favorite is when you see the lady sky diving and her teeth flies out.

Michelle said hers is of a British older guy who sets the camera up to bench press and the bar lands on his leg and he still limps to turn the camera off.

Todd says that his is the wiener dog who runs with the fire crackers.

Vin said that his is the kid with the ogre and the little girl with the Easter bunny.

Vin said that the writing team is great and the writing at times is what makes the second joke.

When asked if they ever get any material they cant use.
Vin said all the time, they have a lot of clip that are very funny but it is bad parenting so they don't use them. Todd adds that the also have to double check that no one is hurt when viewing some of the clips.

In discussing the process, Vin said that they use to have three work cycles, 24 hours a day and 35 mail bags a day at the post office. Today it is leveled at 700- 3000 clips a day on line and 300 mail bags a week which makes it easier for them to play the clips.
(pictured:Tom Bergeron and Vin Di Bona photo:
Kevin Parry/The Paley Center for Media)