Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy hottie Jai Rodriguez is once again dipping back into the soap world. Rodriquez announced via Twitter he snagged a guest role on Days Of Our Lives. The actor tweeted:
Yay! I booked a great new role on Days of Our Lives!!! I start shooting in one week. Details to come!!
So far the show is staying mum on his role and when is airdate is for. This isn't Rodriquez's first daytime stint. In 2005, he appeared on One Life To Live as Andrew.
Zap2it is exclusively reporting former Access Hollywood reporter Nancy O'Dell and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy alum Carson Kressley have been tapped to host Your OWN Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel. Kressley, who has appeared frequently on Winfrey's daytime talker—currently in its final season— recently appeared on the second season of ABC's True Beauty. According to Zap2it, the news will be officially announced on tonight's Entertainment Tonight. READ MORE
Cable network Lifetime is looking to beef up its original daytime content. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cabler has ordered a pilot for a potential daytime talker starring Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley.
This development sees Kressley enter into the realm of Cameron Mathison, Ryan Seacrest and Vivica A. Fox in competition for being the hardest working person in showbiz, as Kressley is also set to recur on Logo's Sordid Lives: The Series.
THP reports the cabler is wanting to replace its longtime sitcoms-during-the-daytime format as sure bets like The Nanny and The Golden Girls will end their syndication deals with Lifetime next season (:-().
Since Lifetime wants to get into the daytime talker business, they should also stronger consider original daily soaps.The network has had runaway success with its original primetime sudsers (Army Wives, Any Day Now) and I believe Lifetime would be the perfect venue for smart, character-driven (read: no returns from the dead, amnesia or terrorist female rapists) five-day-a-week dramas. They could even bring in best selling authors like Jackie Collins or Nora Roberts to create them. READ MORE