General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Lands Multi-Episode Arc on Californication!

One of daytime and "anytime" TV's No. 1 stunners is heading for pay cable. Deadline is reporting Roger Howarth has booked a multi-episode guest spot on Showtime's long-running dramedy Californication. From the article:

General Hospital and One Life To Live star Roger Howarth is set for a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s veteran comedy Californication. Howarth, repped by Gersh and Bob McGowan of McCowan Management, will play a yoga teacher in the class of Karen (Natascha McElhone), Hank’s (David Duchovny) longtime, on-again/off-again girlfriend and mother of his daughter.

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick Commits Californication

TV's Matt Mitovich has the scoop on our favorite Gossip Girl bad boy Ed Westwick booking a guest gig on Showtime's sudser Californication.

 The Showtime series returns for a third season this fall, with David Duchovny's Hank Moody trying his hand as a university professor. Westwick will play Balt, a student of Hank's — and one with a hunger for vampire lit. The British actor will first appear in this season's second episode."

Let's hope all those Roman orgies Chuck Bass has partaken in on GG has prepared Westwick for his stint on cable's most raunchtastic series.

Rick Springfield Cast in “Californication”

General Hospital 
alum Rick Srpingfield (Noah Drake) has been tapped to star in the Showtime original series, Californication. According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, the actor/singer has signed on to star in four episodes. The role calls for Springfield to play himself, but with a slight twist. 

Springfield will play an former 80's heartthrob, whose career has fizzled out, and is now working as a waiter. Get ready to take out your heart meds Noah Drake lovers, because Springfield has agreed to showing 'tasteful nudity" for the cable drama's love scenes. No word yet on when the episodes will air.  

Hollywood Soap: Are Fans Getting Their Fix From Real Life Supercouples?

The wildest soap town of the all, Hollyweird, is all abuzz about the break ups of A-list "supercouples" like Madonna and Guy Ritchie and Californication's David Duchovny and Tea Leoni (Lisa, Santa Barbara). Tabloids and gossip blogs on both sides of the pond can't get enough of every soapy detail of Madge and her Brit director's bust up. Was A-Rod involved? What's going to happen to the kids? Was their a pre-nup? Can Guy keep the cone bra?

Duchovny and Leoni's split is also causing tongues to wag and fingers to furiously type out speculation across cyberspace. Did Duchovny's role as a sex addicted writer on Californication spill over into his real life? Is Leoni banging Angelina Jolie's ex-Billy Boby Thornton? Who knows? Who cares? Funny you should ask. Apparently everyone one.

As magazines fold daily and newspapers lay off thousands of employees across the nation, the celeb rags have managed to flourish or at the very least remain stable. I'll tell you why, they have successful turned the lives of the rich and the wanton into real life soap operas.