As the World Turns
Showtime’s fantastic dramedy Shameless returns on January 8 for its second season, and we can’t wait to see how Fiona Gallagher juggles her crazy family this time around. However, before Emmy Rossum landed the role of Fiona, her first SAG gig was on As the World Turns as Abigail Williams. Included in a profile of SAG lead actress contenders by The Hollywood Reporter, Rossum remembers her ATWT audition:
My First SAG Job: On As the World Turns. I played Holden and Molly's daughter Abigail. I desperately wanted the part. I was 11 and had been studying X and Y chromosomes, dominant genes and recessive genes. I watched the show the day before my audition and realized the two actors who played the parents both had blue eyes. I had just learned in school that two blue-eyed parents can't have a brown-eyed child. So I went into the audition and said if they wanted me, I would go get contact lenses to have blue eyes. They cast me and said, "Make sure she brings her contacts."
Martha Byrne ain’t in Oakdale anymore! Oh no she isn’t. Anacostia kicks off its third season with a hard-hitting hook that is sure to have fans tuning in for the rest of the season to find out what happens. I know I will. Watch the season three premiere of Anacostia after the jump!
Joseph Cilibrasi, the fromer business manager of Law & Order: SVU and ex-As the World Turns star Tamara Tunie, has admitted to stealing over $1 million from the actress, according to the New York Post. Reportedly, the crime took place over the course of a decade.
Prosecutor Peirce Moser said Cilibrasi stole from Tunie by opening a credit card account in her name and writing himself checks from her bank accounts. He used the money to invest in theater and movies, to fund his business and to take vacations, prosecutors said.
Cilibrasi will be sentenced on January 4.
Former As The World Turns show killer Chris Goutman may not have realized what a superstar he had in Martha Byrne, but Anacostia creator/star Anthony Anderson seems to have figured it out! The pair of creatives met when Byrne hosted the Second Annual Indie Soap Awards, sponsored by We Love Soaps. Anderson, who won for Outstanding Lead Actor that year, asked Byrne to appear in his series and lucky for us she jumped at the chance!
Check out the soapgasmic Season 3 trailer for the scandalous, urban sudser—featuring La Byrne like you've never seen her before— after the jump!
Former As the World Turns star Colleen Zenk (pictured above with Janine Davita, Eddie Korbich, Josh A. Davis and Emma Zaks) glowed at the opening night of her new musical Odyssey -The Epic Musical on October 23.
Based on the classic poem by Homer, ODYSSEY is a thrilling musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War. Join Odysseus as he encounters the lotus-eaters, outwits the Cyclops, resists the Sirens and battles the gods in a quest to return home to his wife and son.
To purchase tickets visit OdysseyTheMusical.com. See more photos after the jump!
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