Can you believe DeVanity has already aired its second to last episode of its third season? Where has this incredible web sudser's all-too-short season gone? Maybe up Bianca’s (Katie Caprio) nose? Someone get DeVanity a 22-episode fourth season order already!
Featuring Days of Our Lives’ always fantastic Arianne Zucker as Julia Regis and Dallas icon Charlene Tilton as Francesca DeVanity, “Baby Bumps” was another must see episode of intrigue, cat fights and unexpected twists.
What will we do when soaps’ best fashion drama ends its run next week? It’s almost too much to contemplate. Watch “Baby Bumps” after the jump! READ MORE
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr and Regan Cellura dish the latest pop culture, movie, music, TV headlines and storylines, including:
Donald Trump and Bill Maher face off, again, over birth certificates. Los Angeles' D.A. wants to revoke Chris Brown’s probation.
Beyonce rocks the Super Bowl halftime show and reunites with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child.
30 Rock ends its run on NBC, as The Office prepares to say goodbye too. Smash returns for its second season after cleaning house. The Earl of Grantham and Countess of Grantham’s marriage continues to crumble beneath the death of their daughter Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey.
With Larry Hagman’s death causing Dallas to write off J.R., does TNT’s drama need to bring Victoria Principal back as Pamela Barnes Ewing? Spencer finds out Toby is an A on Pretty Little Liars. Jamey is still in love with NBC’s Deception. Which “on the bubble” shows could be cancelled soon? Secrets shake Scandal on ABC. Regan isn’t happy with Grey’s Anatomy, but Luke and Jamey are loving it.
Tim McGraw releases a new album and Warm Bodies tops the Box Office.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
If you watched the blockbuster two-hour second season premiere of Dallas Monday night, you may have caught the promo for TNT’s upcoming medical drama Monday Mornings. The Bold and the Beautiful favorite Jennifer Finnigan stars as Dr. Tina Ridgeway, alongside Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber as Dr. Tyler Wilson and Alfred Molina as Dr. Harding Hooten, in the series about doctors who push the limits.
Monday Mornings premieres on February 4. Watch Monday Morning’s promos after the jump! READ MORE
With PBS being most famous right now as the network of Downton Abbey for its American viewers, it's only fitting they should air a primetime soap special. Since 2008, the series Pioneers of Televsion has documented the early rise of various television genres.
On Jan. 22, audiences will see an episode entitled, "Primetime Soaps," which will examine the first love triangles, baby swaps and mental breakdowns to reach primetime viewers. Shows such as Peyton Place, Dynasty, Knots Landing, and Dallas will be examined. Watch the PBS promo after the jump! READ MORE
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Soap Bad Boy Victor Alfieri Talks Southland, Ron Howard and The Days of His Hollywood LifeBy Jamey Giddens on January 18, 2013
Italian cop-turned-Hollywood player Victor Alfieri's life would make the basis for quite the compelling character on a daytime soap opera. Maybe that's why he ended up starring in so many when he arrived in La La Land from Rome?
I recently caught up with the multi-soap alum to dish about his recurring role as passionate journalist Victor Cifuentes in TNT's Southland, which will premiere its latest season on Feb. 13. After he provides a sneak peek into what his character will be up to this season on Southland, talk turns to what a full circle moment it was for Alfieri to play a cop in 2009's Angels and Demons, the sequel to Ron Howard and Tom Hanks' monster box office hit The Da Vinci Code.
Alfieri also shares deets about his turn playing a billionaire who goes penniless per his dad's dying wish in the romantic comedy A Secret Promise. Then we chat about the multi-tasking star moving behind-the-scenes to write and direct his own projects. Oh and for any lady hoping to get next to Days of Our Lives' former Franco Kelly — you gotta be down with his dog!
Daytime Confidential: Soap opera fans know you from your turns as sexy, foreign villains on Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children and Passions. Now you're recurring on the hit cable drama Southland. What would you say is the biggest difference between doing a daytime drama vs. a primetime one?
Victor Alfieri: As an actor I find no difference, simply because I love acting and every time I have a chance to perform, theater, commercials, films or TV, I do exactly the same thing — express myself. I love it and embrace it. If I really have to pick a difference, then it's the time element. In primetime or film, we have more time to work on the material and more takes to nail our performance. In daytime everything moves fast. You have to be that good.
DC: Southland is set to return February 13 on TNT. Can you give us a sneak peek of what's in store for your character, journalist Victor Cifuentes?
VA: Victor is still involved in the Sammy/Tammi storyline. He is still in love with Tammi and taking care of her and the baby. She now lives at his place. That upsets Sammy who still comes around and gives her a hard time. I always liked the show, the way it is filmed. It is very close to reality.
DC: Prior to moving to Hollywood from Rome, you worked as an Italian police officer. Does being on the set of a cop drama feel like a full circle moment for you?
VA: Not so much on Southland, since I play a reporter, but it definitely felt that way when I played a cop in Angels and Demons. I remember the audition process in that movie, four times before I met with Ron Howard. After the meeting he told me, "Well, I guess life is coming full circle for you. Now you are going to play a cop in this movie." I learned a lot from Ron, from the audition process to the actual filming. READ MORE
producers quickly began crafting a proper sendoff — one that is rumored to feature a number of returning Dallas vets (including several that have not yet been seen on the TNT version.)