July 15th, 2012
Source : We Love Soaps
With a couple movies out this year, huge clothing and perfume lines, a new greatest hits album about to drop and a summer concert tour, Jennifer Lopez is busy. Soap fans are busy, too. Let’s join her as she jettisons the sclerotic AMERICAN IDOL (three weeks of satire, three weeks of farce, with several weeks of nap time in between) for an exciting new ABC Family venture featuring “a new kind of family” indeed – one with same-sex parents, adopted twins, a biological son and a new, teenage homewrecker.
That sounds to me like a recipe for some fabulous family drama – and another ABC Family hit that just happens to be a soap opera.
2012 has seen a steady flow of high-profile soap opera projects backed by big names from the entertainment industry. Let’s take a look at the latest. Read more »
July 6th, 2012
Source : Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez is developing an hour-long drama for ABC Family. The so far untitled series is about a lesbian couple who suddenly have their already child heavy household turned upside down when a wayward teenage girl moves in. One of the mothers is a cop, the other is a private school teacher. They have one biological son and adopted teen twins, one a boy, the other a girl. The American idol judge is said to be planning to guest star in the show. Lopez will executive produce the series, which the network is fast tracking, with Simon Fields, her partner at Nuyorican Productions. Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg, the creators and writers of the show, will also executive produce. Greg Gugliotta, who has worked with ABC Family before on movies like 2003’s Beautiful Girl, is also on board as an executive producer on the show. Executive Mina Lefevre is shepherding the show at ABC Family. Lopez is repped by UTA and managed by Benny Medina.
June 5th, 2012
Source : Gay Star News
But missing from the reunion is Gale Harold who played Brian Kinney
By Greg Hernandez
Most of the cast of Showtime’s Queer as Folk, the 2000-05 series about the lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, are gathering this week in Cologne, Germany for their first official reunion in seven years.
‘Can’t believe I am about to get on my flight to Germany for the first ever QAF Convention,’ Peter Paige, who spent five seasons playing Emmett Honeycutt posted on Twitter Tuesday (5 June). ‘Can’t wait to meet the fans.’
The event, called Rise n’ Shine 2012, will begin Friday and run through Sunday. Read more »
June 5th, 2012
Source : Gay Socialites
For the first time in seven years, the cast of the hit Showtime drama Queer As Folk (2000-2005)will all be together again this weekend, minus one. Gale Harold, who played Brian Kinney, backed out at the last-minute due to “a wonderful work opportunity that has come [his] way.” Joining Hal Sparks (Michael), Randy Harrison (Justin), Sharon Gless (Deborah), Peter Paige (Emmett), Scott Lowell (Ted), Robert Gant (Ben), Michelle Clunie (Melanie) and Thea Gill (Lindsay), will be Harris Allan who played Michael and Ben’s HIV+ son Hunter. But there is one catch. Read more »
April 25th, 2012
Source : Huffington Post
There are no more movie stars. No disrespect to Meryl and Julia and Brad and Angie, who come close. But the simple truth is there is no one who, solely by virtue of being in a film, guarantees that you will get up off your couch, stop watching your highly compelling television with nine hundred channels, turn off your computer and get to the theater. Clooney: you think, George Clooney — but did you see The American? I didn’t think so.
I blame TMZ and its reality show brethren, who have taken all the mystery out of celebrity. When people as innocuous as the Kardashian sisters and “The Real Housewives of Who Cares” can ascend to the pinnacle of fame simply by being willing to share their most embarrassing home videos with the rest of the world, well, the whole thing loses its charge, doesn’t it? And when you can turn on your TV or log onto a website and track even the most mundane comings-and-goings of say, Jennifer Aniston, what’s left to compel you to go see her in a movie on Friday night? Read more »