Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Lockhart Celebrates 90th Birthday in Beverly Hills

June Lockhart receives B-Day cake from Conductor, Gary Greene (left) and 2x Oscar winning composer, Richard Sherman (right).  Photo Credit: Sheri Determan
Hundreds of people filled Beverly Canon Gardens on Thursday evening, June 25 to honor actress June Lockhart on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Gary Greene, Esq. and His Big Band of Barristers played the classic songs from the big band era as members of the audience sang and danced. Beverly Hills City Councilmember Nancy Krasne presented Lockhart with a proclamation and noted that Lockhart resided in Beverly Hills for more than two decades from the 1940s to the mid 1960s.

Krasne said, "This proclamation is to recognize the 90th birthday of June Lockhart, an entertainment industry icon."

"Ten days of parties! If I had known turning 90 was going to be this much fun, I might have arranged to do it sooner," says Lockhart.

Composer Richard Sherman (Mary Poppins, It’s A Small World and dozens of Disney classics) was on hand to wish Lockhart a Happy 90th.

Actress Marta Kristen who played Lockhart’s daughter in the television series Lost in Space came for the festivities.

Greene and his Big Band of Barristers played a new arrangement of "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise," a piece composed by Lockhart’s father, Gene Lockhart.

Greene said, “My band and I were thrilled to perform for June’s 90th birthday in a magical setting before such a large and loving audience. June is an amazing woman who touches the lives of millions of people of all ages. It was an evening we will all treasure.”

Greene, who MC’d the program, told the audience about the new award his Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic (the big band’s umbrella organization) presented to Lockhart at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 13. The new award joins the Tony, Emmy, Oscar and Grammy, and is called the “Junie.”

Greene said, “This annual award will be presented to an individual like June who has made significant contributions for the betterment of our world.” And the first recipient of the crystal and marble statue that bears an image of the actress was the actress herself.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Anthony Geary Exits 'General Hospital' as Luke Spencer on July 27

Anthony Geary taped his final episode of General Hospital on June 23. Photo Credit: ABC
After originating the character of Lucas Lorenzo Spencer 37 years ago, acclaimed actor Anthony Geary says farewell to General Hospital, Monday, July 27. Members of the “General Hospital” cast and crew gathered on the GH sound stage to celebrate and say farewell to Tony on his last tape date, on Tuesday, June 23.

AMC Releases 'Fear the Walking Dead' Comic-Con Poster

AMC released today Fear the Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2015.

The image will appear around the fan-based convention from July 8-12. A Fear the Walking Dead Comic Con panel with the cast and executive producers will take place on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. PT in Hall H.

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Bravo Media Greenlights 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season Eight, Premieres 100th Episode 'Watch What Happens Live' Special on July 12

Bravo Media is celebrating a major milestone for its sassy Southern ladies with the debut of The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 100th Episode Watch What Happens Live Special on Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special will take a trip down memory lane and relive the series' most unforgettable and buzziest moments. From shady digs to an array of wigs, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen pulls back the curtain on one of reality television's most-talked about shows and sits down with Housewives past and present to get the scoop on how the series has affected their lives.The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which launched in 2008, averaged nearly four million total viewers an episode this past season and has been picked up for an 8th installment, coming this fall.

Additionally, memorable clips from the past seven seasons will be featured alongside candid interviews with former and current Housewives including Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Claudia Jordan, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Deshawn Snow, Porsha Williams and Kim Zolciak Biermann. From new and untold stories to reflecting back on all of the drama that has ensued between these feisty women, viewers will hear it all from their favorite Georgia Peaches. Leading up to the premiere, Bravo will roll out classic, fan-favorite episodes, reunions and specials throughout the week of July 6. For current listings, visit BravoTV.com.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+7 data.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sneak Peek: First Footage from Upcoming Janet Iacobuzio & Nelson Aspen Series Released

From left to right: Anne Howard, Nelson Aspen, Stephen Schnetzer, Colleen Zenk, Ryan Brown and Anna Holbrook.
The very first footage from the upcoming Janet Iacobuzio and Nelson Aspen series has been released. While the sneak peek doesn't give much away, it does give us a glance at some of the beloved soap opera stars in the cast, including Colleen Zenk, Anna Holbrook, Ryan Brown, David Forsyth, Marcia McCabe, Stephen Schnetzer, Anne Howard and Denise Pence, along with the two newest additions to be announced: Anna Stuart and Alice Barrett Mitchell.

"I never got to work with these talented ladies during my stint at Another World, so we're making up for lost time," Nelson says of Anna and Alice. "I actually first fell for Anna when she was a temporary recast as Vanessa Chamberlain on Guiding Light, so that's how long I've been a fan!"

Janet agrees, "It's a dream come true to work with Anna and Alice again [after Another World]. What pros!" Alice just filmed an episode of Donny Deutsch's upcoming comedy series, Donny. Anna is practically a newlywed after marrying award winning actor James Cromwell in 2014.

Adds Janet, "It's a dream come true to work with Anna and Alice again [after Another World]. What pros!" Alice just filmed an episode of Donny Deutsch's upcoming comedy series, Donny. Anna is practically a newlywed after marrying award winning actor James Cromwell in 2014.

The sneak peek video also offers a glimpse of Marc McClure (Superman I, Superman II, Supergirl, Apollo 13, Back to the Future), Amy Freeze (ABC Eyewitness News) and Yvonne Goutman, the daughter of Marcia McCabe and Christopher Goutman.

Check it out below:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

MTV To Invade San Diego Comic-Com 'Teen Wolf', 'Scream' and 'The Shannara Chronicles'

MTV will take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with the return of Comic-Con favorite and hit drama series Teen Wolf for the sixth time and convention debuts of highly-anticipated shows Scream: The TV Series and “The Shannara Chronicles.”

For the first time in network history, MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive experience when they hit the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be treated to exclusive swag and the opportunity to meet and get autographs from a slew of MTV talent set to stop by.

In addition, MTV will once again sponsor the SDCC wi-fi. Attendees can log on to the site for a full schedule of MTV events.

Below is the schedule of panels. The signing schedule for the MTV booth will be announced via the wi-fi splash page.