June 11, 2013 |
Soap opera actress Tracey E. Bregman has listed her Malibu estate for sale at $5.5 million. Casa de la Bella Mare sits behind gates on about 1.8 ocean-view estate acres. A tree-lined driveway leads to the 7,148-square-foot Mediterranean-style house, which features a grand hallway entrance with a skylight, an office with built-in desks, six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The formal living and dining rooms open to a swimming pool with spa and an outdoor entertainment area. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?
April 10, 2013 |
IFC announced a development slate of 11 projects on Wednesday, three pilots and eight scripts, and based on their descriptions, the channel appears to be going even more idiosyncratic in its projects. Among the projects possibly coming soon to the channel are an '80s-style soap opera animated entirely with baby dolls and a buddy comedy about a struggling comic-book illustrator befriending a vampire from the future, titled "Jetpackula. " PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The three pilots IFC has commissioned include "Timms Industrial Piping," the "Dynasty"-inspired series about the residents of Timms Valley, Wis., dealing with the disappearance of the founder and CEO of the town's biggest employer.
March 30, 2013 |
From the nation that brought you "Are You Being Served?" comes "Mr. Selfridge," a loose dramatization of the founding of a British retail institution, the Selfridge & Co. department store, familiarly called Selfridges. Its eight-part run begins Sunday, under the colors of PBS' "Masterpiece. " Starring Jeremy Piven as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the American who brought recreational shopping to Britain, it is neither a miniseries nor a biopic, but a full-on, open-ended TV series - a second season is already slated for 2014 - which, like "The Tudors/The Borgias," takes real people from a real place and time and embroiders their lives with the sort of things you watch television for. There are resemblances to "Mad Men," as well, in that it is a period piece about the business of selling and the dreaminess of buying; and of "Downton Abbey" because it is concerned with social mobility at the end of the Edwardian era and ... big hats.
March 29, 2013 |
Fifty years ago, a gallon of gasoline sold for 29 cents, the Beatles were preparing the release of their first song in the U.S. and "The Beverly Hillbillies" loomed large as the No. 1 show on television. And ABC's "General Hospital" debuted on April 1, 1963. Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the show -- the longest running soap opera currently in production - after 12,776 original episodes. PHOTOS: 10 long-running soap operas A year ago, fans fretted that ABC would cancel "General Hospital" following the demise of the Walt Disney Co. network's two other signature soaps, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live.
February 1, 2013 |
Prospect Park wants its soap opera stars back -- but the company said it is willing to share some of them with ABC. The production company has requested the actors from "One Life to Live" make themselves available as the company gears up to produce Web versions of two canceled ABC daytime dramas -- "One Life to Live" and "All My Children. " Two actors, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson, have been appearing on ABC's widely watched "General Hospital" since "One Life to Live" went off the air last year.
January 7, 2013 |
The production company Prospect Park, having secured agreements with Hollywood guilds, plans to revive the canceled ABC soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" as Web productions. "We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, 'All My Children' and 'One Life To Live' as the anchor programs on the Online Network (TOLN)," the company's principals, Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, said in a statement. The privately held firm said it had arranged financing and signed pacts with the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)