Spencer Grammer Joins Blair Underwood in NBC’s Ironside Pilot


Former As the World Turns and Greek star Spencer Grammer has landed the female lead in NBC’s pilot Ironside, opposite of One Life to Live grad Blair Underwood, according to Deadline.  Reportedly, Grammer “will play Holly, who stands up to Ironside and everyone else, and would be much higher up in the police department if she would distance herself from the criminals she grew up around.”
 

‘Greek’ Actress Jhoanna Flores Debuts as Adriana Next Week on The Young and the Restless


Noah Newman's (Robert Adamson) troublemaking, New York-based main squeeze Adriana hits Genoa City next Friday, Jan. 4 on The Young and the Restless.  Actress Jhoanna Flores (Greek, Criminal Minds) has snagged the plum role. With all of these fresh, new faces, this show just might start to resemble its title!


 

DC Exclusive: Yani Gellman Talks Going Gay on Y&R and Going Greek Tonight on ABC Family



In 2009 Yanni Gellman's boyishly-handsome face was splashed all over the pages of the gay press and online blogs (like this one) once it was spoiled Rafe Torres, the earnest, young attorney he portrays on daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, was set  to be involved in a gay storyline on the sudser. Now it's primetime Gellman hopes to make his mark on. 

On tonight's episode of ABC Family's hit dramedy Greek (10/9c), Gellman reprises the role of Pete, a nice, rich kid frat boy, who sparked an attraction with Ashleigh (Amber Stevens) in last week's installment of the serial. I recently caught up with Gellman, who shares what it's like woring with Stevens, as well as fellow daytime alum Spencer Grammer (ex-Lucy, As The World Turns), who plays Casey on the college soap. We also talk about his controversial Y&R storyline, and whether or not Rafe still has feelings for the dastardly Adam Newman (Michael Muhney).
  
Daytime Confidential: Tell me about your role on tonight's episode of Greek?

Yani Gellman: I play the character of Pete, who is from a rather well-to-do family, but he's pretty humble and doesn't like to show that off. He's a member of the Omega Chi fraternity, and in last week's episode he happened to meet the one and only Ashleigh, played Amber Stevens, at an interfraternity baseball game where sparks flew. Tonight's episode picks up from there.

21st Annual GLAAD Nominees Announced



The 21st Annual GLAAD Award nominees have been announced! Four  Outstanding Daily Dramas have been nominated. They are: All My Children (ABC), As the World Turns (CBS), Guiding Light (CBS) and One Life to Live (ABC).

On the Primetime side, the nominees for Outstanding Drama series are: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Mad Men (AMC), Skins (BBC America) and True Blood (HBO).

Outstanding Comedy Series: Beautiful People (Logo), Glee (Fox), GREEK (ABC Family), Modern Family (ABC) and United States of Tara (Showtime).

Stars Help Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless


The Young and the Restless' Kate Linder was one of many celebrities who turned out to help serve Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless. The annual event, hosted by Kirk and Anne Douglas and the Los Angeles Mission, brought out Greek's Gregory Michael, Vampire Diaries' Kayla Ewell,  recent Brothers & Sisters' guest Giles Marini, Desperate Housewives' Andrea Bowen, High School Musical's Corbin Bleu and Donal Logue among others. See more photos from Thanksgiving after the jump.

Why TeenNick Needs To Make A Soap!



So we all know the story of a modern soap opera fan right? For those of you who don't, here are the bullet points.

The soap opera genre is dying. It's doomed. The sky is falling, blah, blah, blah, blah. But in this day and age of the internet and cable television, is there any reason for this industry to die? Shouldn't this be the time for the industry to innovate and for this genre to kick into overdrive?

PETA Goes Bananas Over Jesse McCartney Eating Monkey Brains



Uh oh. It looks like soap stud-turned-pop star Jesse McCartney has run afowl, I mean afoul, of the good folks over at PETA. According to Allie Is Wired, the All My Children alum and Greek guest star has ruffled the feathers of the animal activism group by copping to eating monkey brains during a recent trip to Asia. Here's what McCartney had to say for himself: 
It was a little chewy and a little bland. It could have been seasoned a lit bit more to tell you the truth."

Poor kid. Someone should have told him it would have been a better career move to admit to doing heroin or cheating on his taxes than daring to admit to being a carnivore in Hollyweird. Here's PETA's statement:
You'd have to be bananas to eat monkey flesh or any meat. When it comes to the ability to feel pain and suffer, a monkey is no different from chickens, cows and pigs. All animals deserve respect, which is why PETA promotes a vegetarian lifestyle.