A few months ago, I engaged Daytime Confidential readers on Twitter to find out what they loved to read. It should come as no surprise, suds fans love themselves some steamy, romantic Harlequin novels!
While I didn't grow up reading Harlequins like a lot of DC readers—everyone knows I was all up in some Jackie Collins and Sidney Sheldon books as a kid—I decided to try out a few of the wildly successful publisher's tomes. I became immediately hooked by passionate, mocha-flavored works by such authors as Brenda Jackson and Rochelle Alers. I also got into Harlequin's steamy Desire series, featuring ruthless, alpha males and the women who do everything in their power to resist them! READ MORE
The flurry of wedding preparations are enough to stress out the best of soon-to-be brides, but what happens when a man from your past returns to town with an invitation that could turn your world upside down? That is the dilemma Gina Fotelli faces in the new novel by Renee Matteo, Break Your Heart.
The invitations for Gina Fotelli’s fantasy wedding are stuffed, stamped and sealed, but Grant Foster has returned to town with an invitation of his own…the one Gina knows she must finally address. Determined to move her heart and head in the same direction, Gina will set off closely guarded of both realizing neither may return fully intact. After all, it’s Grant.
Jesus in a manger! I always knew if Tyler Perry had the opportunity to get his hands on The Color Purple, he would somehow have that gun-toting Granny Madea in there. Well, the multi-hyphenated phenom got his recently chance, in a manner of speaking.
To promote Perry’s shows, Love Thy Neighbor and The Haves and Have Nots coming to OWN, Oprah Winfrey slipped back into her famous Sofia role from The Color Purple, and Perry transformed himself back into his breakout character. Winfrey revealed the picture on Twitter and stated:
We had a real LOL good time with this. #SophiaMeetsMadea tomorrow.
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Ryan (Kevin Bacon) was understandably depressed on this week’s episode of The Following. Even though his friend Tyson was going to be okay, Claire (Natalie Zea) had been taken, and they weren't any closer to catching Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).
Ryan sat drunk in front of a news report, as they rehashed the FBI’s ineptitude. Debra (Annie Parisse) came to check on him. She got him to come back into work, after admonishing his alcoholism and pointing out it was bad for his heart. READ MORE
Don't hold your breath, waiting for an Oprah Winfrey sit-down with troubled, R&B singer Chris Brown. During an interview on New York’s Hot 97 radio station, Brown admitted the Mighty O has reached out to him for a one-on-one, but he’s refused, out of fear she may attack him over his 2009 abuse of girlfriend Rihanna. Brown stated:
"I’ve been invited, I just say no at this point. I’ll go to people that I’m comfortable with. I never wanna be in a situation where I feel like I’m attacked or I’m gonna be trapped. I think I’m paying for whatever I’ve done and I’ve learned from it and I’m moving forward, so I only want to surround myself with the people that are about positivity."
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with creator Andrew Marlowe, Fillion and his co-star Stana Katic. The trio talked about the show's origins, the impact of the Writers' Strike and reaching the 100-episode milestone. Here's an excerpt:
THR: What's the secret to Castle's success?
Katic: It appeals to an audience that wants dessert after dinner. It's charming in a classic kind of way. I think people love a bit of heart, humor, drama and stakes, so I suppose it has a nice mix of a lot of different emotions.
Fillion: There are episodes where we do go pretty dramatic, but by and large, we don't take ourselves terribly seriously. We keep it fairly light. I think it makes it easy to like.
Marlowe: People have been responding to this love story between Castle and Beckett, and they are hungry for shows that make them laugh. Whatever bit of magic we happen to capture, hopefully we'll be able to continue. The chances of a pilot getting on air are slim, and to reach 100 episodes is a miracle. That's a result of a lot of people's hard work and also a lot of luck. It is harder and harder for TV shows to reach this milestone in an environment where you have Internet streaming, places like Netflix for shows, 100 channels of programs, cable. It just really gratifies us that we happened to find such a wonderful and loyal audience.
Watch the promo for Castle's "The Lives of Others" after the jump!