Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Breaking Dawn Movie Release Date

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Breaking Dawn Movie Release Date

Even though the new Twilight saga movie "Eclipse" opened today, there is more exciting news in the world of Twilight.

The release date of the next movie in the series, "Breaking Dawn" has been announced.

The final book in the series will be split into two movies. The first movie will be released November 18, 2011.

No date has been announced yet for the release of the second part, but it will likely be in the summer of 2012.

In related news, actress Ashley Greene has been confirmed as returning in the final installment, as will Kellan Lutz. The pair had been rumored to have trouble negotiating their contracts.

Fewer than 18 months until Dawn begins to break!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Daytime Emmys 2010

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Daytime Emmys 2010

The 2010 Emmy Award ceremony is being held tonight, June 27, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The telecast will air at 9 p.m. (live on the East Coast, tape-delayed on the West Coast) on CBS.

Among the highlights of the night will be a touching tribute to Dick Clark introduced by Ryan Seacrest. The tribute will feature Chubby Checker, the Jersey Boys, Donny Osmond, and Tony Orlando.

Among the award presenters tonight will be Rachael Ray, Rebecca Budig of "All My Children," Sharon Case from "The Young and the Restless," and Susan Lucci, also from "All My Children."

Good luck to all the nominees!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tony Awards

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Tony Awards

The 64th Tony Awards were given Sunday night. The ceremony included musical numbers from the nominees for musical and musical revivals.

Among the winners in the actress categories were Catherine Zeta-Jones for leading actress in a musical for her role in the revival of "A Little Night Music."

Scarlett Johansson took home the prize for featured actress in a play for her stage debut in "A View from the Bridge."

Viola Davis won the leading actress in a play prize for her role in the revival of "Fences," while Katie Finneran received the featured actress in a musical award for "Promises, Promises."

"Memphis" won best musical, while "La Cage Aux Folles" won best revival of a musical. "Red" won best play, and "Fences" took home best revival of a play.

Congratulations to all of tonight's winners!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stonehenge Apolcalypse

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Stonehenge Apocalypse

Tonight (Saturday, June 12) saw the premiere of the SyFy original movie "Stonehenge Apocalypse."

In the movie, the rocks at Stonehenge are actually part of some alien machinery that a group of archaeologists accidentally set in motion. This naturally could spell doom for the planet (hence the "apocalypse" of the title).

Mankind's only hope for salvation came in the form of Misha Collins of "Supernatural," playing a radio host reminscent of Art Bell, host of "Coast to Coast AM."

He got some help from Torri Higginson of "Stargate: Atlantis," Hill Harper of "CSI: New York," and Peter Wingfield of "Highlander: The Series."

Although the program premiered Saturday evening, it will air several more times. Check local listings.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Friday, June 4, 2010

Remembering Older Actress Rue McClanahan

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Remembering Older Actress Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, star of "The Golden Girls" passed away Thursday at the age of 76. McClanahan played the highly sexed Blanche Devereaux, who once made a date with a man at her husband's funeral.

Some critics see "The Golden Girls" as a progenitor of "Sex in the City," giving women smart, funny dialogue about sex (and other frank topics). McClanahan won a lead actress Emmy for her work on the show.

Before "The Golden Girls," she appeared on "All in the Family" and "Maude," which starred fellow Golden Girl Bea Arthur.

She also acted in movies and on stage, winning an Obie award for her work in "Who's Happy Now?" an off-Broadway play.

She also originated the role of Lady MacBird in "MacBird!" a play that melded Lyndon B. Johnson and Shakespeare's "MacBeth."

She was also pleased to have received a letter from Tennessee Williams lauding her performance as Caitlin Thomas, Williams' wife and Dylan Thomas' daughter in the play "Dylan."

Born Eddi-Rue McClanahan, her first performance was at age 4 in "The Three Little Kittens." "A character actor even then," McClanahan said.

Critic Edith Oliver said of her stage debut in "Who's Happy Now?" that McClanahan gave a “first-rate comedy performance that is always legitimate — no hokum, nothing but truth.”

She is greatly missed.

Gina Wilhelm Actress