Look who's coming to the big screen! ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting Maurice Benard has signed on to star in The Ghost and The Whale. The film centers on a man who embarks upon a spiritual journey, trigged by his wife's mysterious death at sea which he is accused of. Benard will star as the lead in the film, which is being executive produced by his wife Paula. Filming on the movie begins Jan. 2013.
Former daytime queen Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities list, thanks to her earnings from Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, The Dr. Oz Show, O magazine and her satellite radio station. Reportedly, she earned $165 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Forbes warns that they expect her to fall next year when they will not include syndication money in their count.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest pop culture news, headlines and TV series storylines.
The Batman: Dark Knight Rises tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado rocked the country. The PC gang weighs in on the tragic event. Kristen Stewart was photographed cheating on Robert Pattinson and issued a head scratching statement. Are their relationship problems getting more coverage than deserved? The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off with a cameo by James Bond star Daniel Craig.
TV lost an icon with the passing of Sherman Hemsley and the PC crew shares their favorite memories from The Jeffersons and Amen. The team discusses the latest twists on TNT’s delicious Dallas. Political Animals reminds Luke of a political version of Brothers & Sisters. Does True Blood need to refocus because it has too much going on? Dancing with the Stars announces the returning cast list for Dancing with the All-Stars. The original Teen Mom is ending its run.
The Jackson family is acting out and Jillian says it’s a sad day when La Toya Jackson is providing the voice of reason. Is there a plot by Jackson siblings to get their hands on Michael Jackson’s money? Katherine Jackson went missing. Allegedly, Janet slapped Paris and Paris slapped Janet right back. Did Janet go along to protect her own fortune from her brothers? A judge awarded Tito’s son TJ temporary custody of Michael Jackson’s three children.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
Ex-All My Children actress Brittany Allen has moved on from crying over JR (Jacob Young) as put upon Marissa, to trying to stay alive in the new comedic horror flick Dead Before Dawn 3D. The story follows a group of college students who inadvertently set a curse free, which causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons aka Zemons. Watch the trailer below!
Former As the World Turns star Zach Roerig (ex-Casey Hughes) was joined by his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen (pictured above) at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Fellow soap grad and TVD star Paul Wesley (Guiding Light, Another World) also appeared at the annual convention with Nina Dobrev.
Cast members from Glee, Ironman/Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of Twilight were also on hand. See more photos from Comic-Con 2012 after the jump!