‘Dorothy Must Die’, YA Novel From Ex-Guiding Light Writer Hits NYT Best Sellers List


Who better than a ex-daytime soap opera writer to turn the beloved world of Oz on its head, rebranding beloved Dorothy—she of the scruffy doggy and Kansas coming of age—as a ruthless, power-mad villain?

Former Guiding Light script writer Danielle Page has a bonafide YA hit on her hands with Dorothy Must Die, the first book in a trilogy revisiting the Wizard of Oz mythology. The saga of Amy Gumm, another Kansas teen, chosen to go to Oz and defeat a now-machiavellian Dorothy, recently hit the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Is MSN Holding Out For a ‘Heroes’ Reboot Via XBox?


If Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and DirecTV can all dive into original scripted programming, why not XBox? TVLine's Michael Ausiello is hearing MSN is in talks to reboot superhero sudser Heroes for its gaming console.

Said Ausiello:

Details remain sketchy, but sources confirm that MSN is interested in relaunching the once red-hot NBC Universal franchise with new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast (schedules and interest permitting). The talks are said to be in the preliminary stages.

Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson Get Their Honky Tonk Suds on in Nashville Teaser!


ABC has released a first look at their highly-anticipated country music soap Nashville. The freshman series revolves around Rayna (Connie Britton), a country superstar who starts to lose her luster, while younger singing sensation Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is on the rise.

General Hospital alum Jonathan Jackson also stars as Avery, an aspiring musician, who is a bit of a bad boy. Check out the preview after the jump!

Guiding Light, One Life to Live Alum Hayden Panettiere to Get Her Honky Tonky on in ‘Nashville’ Pilot


As if soap fans didn’t have a good enough reason to tune into ABC’s pilot Nashville, thanks to the news former General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson will be in the potential series. According to Deadline, former Guiding Light, One Life to Live and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere has joined the pilot’s cast as teen sensation Juliette Barnes, whom the show’s lead character, 40-year-old fading country queen Rayna James, is forced to tour with or lose her tour altogether. 

Hayden Panettiere Auditions for Footloose Remake


Hollywood keeps digging into the past as they search for the next big box office hit of the future. E Online is reporting Hayden Panettiere auditioned for a role opposite of Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford in the upcoming remake of Footloose.
Panettiere, my source says, recently sang for filmmakers (the new Footloose is being turned into a full-blown musical à la the Broadway version). "They were really impressed," the insider gushes. "No one realized what a good singer she is."

Do you want a remake of Footloose or should they leave it alone? What do you think of Hayden possibly being in the remake?

Hayden Panettiere Among Forbes’ “Hollywood’s Most Valuable Young Stars”


Forbes magazine has named Hayden Panettiere one of “Hollywood’s Most Valuable Young Stars.” The former Guiding Light star ranked No. 5 on the list, which is determined by Forbes' Star Currency survey.

1. Daniel Radcliffe
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Dakota Fanning
4. Abigail Breslin
5. Hayden Panettiere
6. Emma Watson
7. Freddie Highmore
8. Keke Palmer
9. Emma Roberts
10. Anton Yelchin