On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels are joined by Joseph Kapsch, newly-installed executive editor of Celebuzz, to talk about his decision to leave The Hollywood Reporter for his new gig at Buzz Media. Kapsch also dishes the latest in primetime TV, music, movies and Hollywood gossip with the PC gang.
During the podcast, the panel dives into TNT’s Dallas, True Blood, Snooki & J-Woww and other series on the boob tube this summer. Then they tackle the latest in celeb gossip, from Chris Brown and Drake's nightclub brawl, to the most recent Kardashian and Lohan dramas.
Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike premieres this weekend, and is sure to have the ladies—and more than a few gentlemen—snapping up tickets to see Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez strip down to their G-strings. Will you watch?
The summer music scene is heating up and Kapsch reveals he’s a “Belieber” in Justin Bieber’s new album.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.
Daytime vet Brian Gaskill recently held an event for a good cause. This past May, he was named the director of Garden State Players’ (a non-profit theater company in New Jersey) inaugural summer theater camp. Celebrating his new spoken word poetry album, Make It Real, Gaskill held an intimate reading at Keyport’s luxe Trinty Resturant, a staple of the quaint Bayshore town. Proceeds from this night of poetry went to help fund the company’s production of Footloose. The musical’s profits will then go towards benefitting a local children’s hospital.
I chatted with the Models, Inc., All My Children, Port Charles, Guiding Light, As The World Turns and The Bold and the Beautiful alum before he took the stage to perform the material in front of an audience for the first time. Gaskill shared the details of his new gig, as well as what he thinks about the current state of television, and the fan efforts to resurrect daytime soaps.
Daytime Confidential: How did you become involved with Garden State Players?
Brian Gaskill: Lauren [Raad], who runs it, is somebody I went to high school with. She was actually a freshman when I was a senior at the performing arts school at Red Bank. I had started posting stuff on Facebook of these pamphlets that I made up in trying to pursue teaching. ‘Cause I’ve done it at Red Bank Regional, and other places; I’ve had other workshops at places. When she saw this thing in this organized fashion, and I started to put it up there, she said, “Hey why don’t you come back home to New Jersey and teach for the summer? We want to start a school for the theater company,” and I was just excited about it. I wasn’t sure I was going to come at first, but then I decided that [I could] continue [to] do what I’m doing, and could pursue my career, but also broaden my life. In the sense that when I’m waiting for other jobs, I don’t want to be a waiter, who’s you know, it’s okay to do that, but I’m 42 and I have other things to offer the world, and I love working with kids. I just always wanted to make it [teaching] a part of my life. Even when I just did it—showing up and helping places, being there for kids, especially for high school—it is something that I’ve always been drawn to. So, it’s just being part of an artistic community, and starting with her company at the ground floor and helping build it up to do more. Right now they’re doing Footloose, but then in the future to do more original productions, and make it a real theater company, and help be a part of it.
DC: You grew up around here, right?
BG: I did. I grew up in Neptune and Ocean Grove, and I was bussed to Red Bank. READ MORE
All My Children grad Ambyr Childers has joined the cast of We Are What We Are, according to Deadline. Reportedly, the thriller is “is based on the 2010 Mexican film and Cannes Film Festival entry Somo Lo Que Hay.”
Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl. That’s the “nutshell” premise for a show based on Anna Godbersen’s YA book series, The Luxe. Would this premise intrigue you enough to watch its potential television adaptation?
The Luxe series includes four books published from 2007 through 2009. In addition to being well-received by readers, the series has garnered generally positive reviews among critics, with The Luxe even spending time on the New York Times Bestsellers list.
The first novel focuses on the elite of New York society around the turn of the 20th century, and their help, including numerous social climbers. At the center of it all is the beautiful Elizabeth Holland, and her free-spirited younger sister, Diana. The Hollands have never recovered from the death of their patriarch, and Mrs. Holland is quickly trying to marry her eldest to a wealthy suitor. The extremely prominent Henry Schoonmaker is a bit of a reckless playboy, which troubles his father because he has political ambitions. He desires to clean up Henry’s reputation by marrying him to the image of propriety, Elizabeth, to the pleasure of Mrs. Holland. READ MORE
Remember when Amanda Seyfried portrayed sweet little Joni on All My Children opposite Michael B. Jordan’s Reggie? Boy oh boy has she grown up! The Red Riding Hood and Dear John actress plays porn star Linda Lovelace—who rose to fame with the adult film Deep Throat—in the upcoming movie Lovelace. The official poster for the flick has been released, teasing audiences with the juicy tagline “X Marks the Legend.”
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dive into TV’s latest buzz worthy headlines and storylines.
Did Glee’s Whitney Houston tribute live up to the PC Gang’s expectations? Who do they think will die in Grey’s Anatomy’s season finale? Luke and Jillian have a theory about who is behind the battle between the President and Olivia Pope on Scandal. Can Once Upon a Time maintain its premise or will it run out of story? Melodie is in love with The Secret Circle’s twists and turns.
Luke is enjoying Uma Thurman’s guest stint on Smash, but Jamey hates it. However, there is one thing on NBC’s Broadway-based drama that unites them. Tune into find out what.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta ends its season with a blockbuster reunion, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns for more drama on Bravo. The Kardashians land a three-year agreement to stay with E!. VH1’s Basketball Wives battles a boycott.
The LA Complex bombs on The CW.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!