Josh Griffith

#NaNoWriMo Exclusive: Josh Griffith on Writing Novels, Soaps and Why Hollywood Heights Needs a Sequel

November is National Novel Writing Month. To mark the occasion in a soapgasmic way, I interviewed some of our favorite soap industry professionals who have redefined their careers by becoming novelists. First up is Josh Griffith.

RUMOR REPORT: Is Josh Griffith IN or OUT at The Young and the Restless?!


Bell family friend, Tommy Lightfoot Garrett has had the internet buzzing with reports of alleged tension between head writer Josh Griffith and showrunner Jill Farren Phelps behind the scenes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. The latest post on his website, Highlight Hollywood, alleges Griffith has already sent a goodbye email to members of his writing team. Truth or fiction?

The Bannen Way Co-Creator Takes Spooky Thriller ‘The Night Visitor’ to Kickstarter! (VIDEO)

 


The creator and star of one of my fav-o-rite web series ever has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his latest creative effort. The Bannen Way's Mark Gantt's next project, The Night Visitor, is sci-fi-meets-horror-meets-thriller.

Starring Hollywood Heights' Brianne Davis (also an executive producer), Tara Buck (True Blood) and Vedette Lim (True Blood, Hollywood Heights), The Nigfht Visitor is already in post production. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Dark Angel) directed a script from The Marcus Brothers

The found footage-style digital feature is hoping to raise $12,500. Check out the trailer and additional video content for The Night Visitor after the jump!

 

Ex-OLTL and Hollywood Heights Star Brittany Underwood Debuts New Music Video!


Former One Life to Live and Hollywood Heights star Brittany Underwood has released the music video for her new song “Flow.” The video features an appearance by her former OLTL co-star Kristen Alderson, General Hospital’s Chad Duell and Hollywood Heights’ Ashley Holiday. The Young and the Restless’ Robert Adamson directed the video. Watch the music video after the jump!




Hunter Haley King and Robert Adamson to Go From Hollywood Heights’ Teen Lovers to Young and Restless Siblings!


Following in the grand tradition of Jane Elliot and Wally Kurth, who played adulterous lovers on Days of Our Lives before appearing as mother and son on General Hospital, a Hollywood Heights teen couple is about to play sibs on The Young and the Restless! Hunter Haley King, who portrays Adriana opposite Robert Adamson's Phil on HH, has been cast as Noah Newman's little sister Summer on Y&R.
 

NYU Professor Sues James Franco For Defamation


James Franco is about to go from Hollywood Heights to a court of law. According to the New York Post, the movie star/scholar/novelist/artist/soap opera guest/future telenovela producer is being sued by a former NYU professor for defamation of character.

José Angel Santana reportedly gave Franco a 'D' for missing his film classes while enrolled at NYU. As a result of this, Santana is claiming Franco defamed him, leading to the educator's termination. Said Santana:
Whoever was in Clint Eastwood’s chair at the Republican National Convention was more present than Mr. Franco was in my classes,” José Angel Santana told The Post, referring to the “Dirty Harry” actor’s “conversation’’ with an empty chair meant to represent President Obama

Franco is “a bully,’’ said the former full-time professor. “He uses the bully pulpit of his celebrity to punish anyone who doesn’t do his bidding.”