The Young and the Restless' Daniel Goddard and Sharon Case, along with Cougar Town star Carolyn Hennesy and former Days of our Lives star Kristen Renton, who now appears on FX's Sons of Anarchy, attended the 2009 World Magic Awards on Saturday at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. See photos of Case and Hennesy after the jump and watch red carpet video too. READ MORE
Cougar Town and General Hospital star Carolyn Hennesy visits with Our Prattville's Melissa Parker about Cougar Town, Pandora and whether or not she'd consider quitting General Hospital.
Melissa Parker (Our Prattville): Would you like for your recurring role to turn into a regular one on Cougar Town? If so, would you consider quitting General Hospital?
Carolyn Hennesy: Absolutely, I would love to be a series reg. But this whole “quitting” thing is just not in the lexicon regarding soaps. Once the soap world has you, they don’t let go. I could be doing CT for seven years, and the next year “Diane” could be back in Port Charles … having just returned from doing missionary work in the Congo. Or some such act of martyrdom and selflessness.
Vivica A Fox hosted the Candy Ice fine jewelery launch party, which brought out Victoria Rowell, Cougar Town's Carolyn Hennesy and Paris Hilton, among others. See more photos of the Candy Ice launch party after the jump. READ MORE
Before jumping on a Delta 747 headed for SoCal last week, I caught up with the deliciously-funny and ferociously-talented Carolyn Hennesy, who was recovering from a bronchial infection after a grueling stint promoting her Pandora Gets series, via a marathon session of readings and fan events in Athens, GA.
Hennesy was also gearing up for the Sept. 23 premiere of Cougar Town, the much-buzzed about Courteney Cox vehicle about a 40-something single mom who starts dating younger men. Though on recurring status with the show, Hennesy had already lensed the first three episodes (including the pilot), and was slated to appear in episode four, bringing to life what is sure to be her breakout role as Barbara, an uptight real estate broker by day and "the Queen of all cougars" by night.
And of course she's still adding a much-needed dose of heart and humor to ABC Daytime's General Hospital anytime she appears on the soap as no-nonsense legal eagle Diane Miller. Five seconds after talking to this lovely lady, it's no wonder why fans and show runners alike adore her so much.
Daytime Confidential: So you've been doing a book tour while sick? Bless your heart!
Carolyn Hennesy: Oh, I know, I've have a major bronchial infection. Do I sound okay?
DC: No, you don't but don't worry; this is for the website, not the podcast.
CH: Oh good! Yeah, I did eight schools in two days in Athens, Georgia. I ate at my new favorite restaurant, The National and visited a town called Social Circle, Georgia. Isn't that just the best name for a town you've ever heard? READ MORE
Nathan Fillion and Carolyn Hennesy fans have something to look forward to. ABC announced the premiere dates for most of its lineup, including Fillion's Castle and Hennesy's Cougar Town. The sophomore season of Castle premieres on September 21. Cougar Town –in which Hennesy has a recurring role– has its series premiere on September 23.
Check out this preview of ABC's new Courteney Cox comedy Cougar Town, which features Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, General Hospital). Hennesy appears near the end of the clip in a hilarious scene.