PC #60: EXCLUSIVE: Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Author Josie Brown Talks Upcoming Primetime Soap Adaptation

She's a writer who has everyone talking, and Hollywood making deals! On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens goes one-on-one with Josie Brown, whose steamy novel Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives is being adapted by mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC.

Find out what Brown makes of Bruckheimer, known for producing action-charged procedurals and big budget blockbusters, transforming her novel, about oh-so-desperate housewives in a posh gated community, into a primetime thriller/soap. She also reveals which of her other fiction tomes has Hollywood salivating.

Brown, who has also written non-fiction extensively, goes on to share the differences and similarities between writing truth versus fiction. This chat is a must listen for all aspiring writers!

Visit Josie Brown at www.josiebrown.com. Check out her blog at www.authorprovocateur.com and find her on Twitter @JosieBrownCA.


Who's Down for Some Girl Talk With Laura Wright?

General Hospital
’s Laura Wright is set to appear at the Second Annual New Jersey Women’s Expo on Saturday.  She will talk about her life and career in soaps, to be followed by a “meet and greet” with fans. READ MORE

Mark Consuelos to Headline ABC Scripted Comedy

Mark Consuelos is not letting any grass grow under his feet. Deadline is reporting the All My Children alum will star in an upcoming comedy for ABC. The series will focus on a Queens handyman and his son, who get swept up into the uber rich world of the Upper West Side as they both become part of a non-traditional family.

Consuelos and wife Kelly Ripa will serve as executive producers for the project along with writer Peter Murrieta and Aaron Kaplan. Fans missing the actor can catch him on the new season of FX's American Horror Story: Asylum

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PC #59: Nashville, Arrow, Bobbi Kris, RHONJ and The Clash of The Lohans

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture headlines and TV storylines, including:

Did Bobbi Kristina Brown actually get engaged, or was it all a publicity ploy for her Lifetime reality series? Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina Lohan stirred up more drama. Justin Bieber pulls a prank.

Gossip Girl and 90210 returned, but their ratings were down. Are fans falling out of love with the shows? Nashville, one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the season, premiered. Find out what the PC gang thought of its first episode. The CW debuted Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. ABC’s Revenge and Once Upon a Time continue to have the PC crew in their clutches. Can Luke and Regan ever eat soft serve ice cream again without thinking of The Good Wife? The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season finale was packed full of jaw dropping drama.

All this and Melodie’s thoughts on Austin City Limits 2012 on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.


Check Out ATWT's Tamara Tunie With Denzel Washington in Flight Trailer!

As The World Turns fan favorite Tamara Tunie is returning to the big screen! The actress snared a plum role in the upcoming Denzel Washington  flick Flight. The movie centers on an investigation involving a commercial airline pilot's (Washington) emergency landing which saved all on board.

The praises turn to accusations after the pilot's blood is discovered to contain alcohol around the time of the trip.  Tunie plays Margaret, a flight attendant on the doomed aircraft. The movie is  the same film soap veteran Debbi Morgan had to decline due to her commitment to The Young and the Restless. Watch the trailer below! READ MORE

Tamara Braun to Guest on Castle Tonight


Soap veteran Tamara Braun will appear on tonight's episode of Castle. Braun will play city council woman and bar owner Natalia Roosevelt, who gets tangled up in Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett's (Stana Katic) murder investigation in the Hamptons.

Castle airs Mondays at 10 pm EST on ABC.