Friday, September 29, 2006

Patrick Duffy in new 2007 project, and Spotted: Jack Coleman

Our handsome Bobby Ewing of "Dallas," Mr. Patrick Duffy, is working on a new project for 2007. It's a comedy movie called "He's Such a Girl." The film also stars Alexandra Paul of 1990s "Baywatch" and Ed Begley Jr. Duffy plays the father of the title character. The movie is being directed by Sean Carr and written by Jimmy Gleacher, and it's classified as in postproduction.

Spotted: Meanwhile ... did you spot Jack Coleman the other night on the brand-spanking-new "Heroes" TV series on NBC? The show, a drama about normal people who discover they have abnormal powers, just premiered and is already generating some buzz. Coleman, our own second Steve Carrington of "Dynasty," popped up as the father of the teen cheerleader who is invulnerable to physical injury (her, not him). It is a rather sinister role for Coleman, horned-rim glasses and all, with some decidedly darker hair, as well. "Heroes" airs at 9 p.m. EST Mondays. And thank-you, evolving technology! -- you can watch the whole episode on NBC's website.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Christine Belford takes on a "Ruffian"

Christine Belford just has one of those faces, you know? When you spot her in a scene, you just know you've seen her star in lots of other stuff. BRBTV just loved her in that "Wonder Woman" episode, "Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Paula Von Gunther." (Not to mention she has always had an uncanny resemblance to Jaclyn Smith!) Besides her role as Susan Farragut on "Dynasty," she's done a ton of other classic TV, like "Battlestar Galactica," "Barnaby Jones," "Fantasy Island," "Murder, She Wrote," "Family Ties" and so much more. Now, Belford has a new project planned for 2007.

Called "Ruffian," the TV movie offers "a look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s," according to its IMDb page. Belford plays a character named Barbara Janney in the film, directed by Yves Simoneau and written by Jim Burnstein and Ross Parker. Belford's husband, Nicholas Pryor, a prolific actor himself, plays Stuart Janney in the film. Sam Shepard is also among the large cast.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Love "The Dukes"? Share the love in a Yahoo group

OK, what we've got goin' for you today is your handy-dandy guide to a bunch of great Yahoo groups focused around "The Dukes of Hazzard." Here, you can discuss the Dukes, delight in the Dukes, display your love for the Dukes, and just all-around dip into Dukes lore.

These groups all happen to be from Mr. Paul Harrington, "Dukes" fan extraordinnaire in the Great White North of Ontario, Canada. ("Man, I need to get a life," he jokes about all these groups he's started over the years.) Paul's name has come up on the BRBTV News Blog before -- he contributed some great material to BRBTV's "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" reference guide, and he has a traveling museum of "Dukes" memorabilia, as well as a General Lee, a couple Hazzard County Sheriff's cars (series and 2005 movie), a Hazzard County Sheriff's boat and some other goodies. Learn more at

Here are the groups; check 'em out and join what may interest ya ...

(And don't forget -- if you're anywhere near the birthplace of "The Dukes," Covington, Georgia, this weekend, or you can be ... BRB will be at the car show in the historic square on Sunday, October 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., signing copies of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!")


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

BRBTV birthdays this week ...

- Heather Locklear, our own Sammy Jo of "Dynasty," and so many other things over the years, turned 45 yesterday, September 25.
- Shell Danielson, who was the later Laken Lockridge on "Santa Barbara," also had a birthday yesterday, September 25, turning 44.
- Bridgette Wilson, who was Lisa Fenimore on "SB," was our third birthday yesterday, September 25, turning such a young 33.
- A Martinez, who was Cruz Castillo on "SB," will turn 58 tomorrow, September 27.
- Steve Forrest, who was Ben Stivers / Wes Parmalee on "Dallas," turns 82 on Friday, September 29.

Happy birthday to all!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Archies: Chuck creates a "monsterpiece"

Coming up in Archie Comics... Chuck Clayton takes center stage as he goes to the Monster Museum, to work on his sketches of classic monster in the pages of Archie & Friends. Once there, Chuck and Archie stumble onto a real, live crime scene. Archie and Chuck lend a hand in trying to help recover the missing movie monster memorabilia.

If all of that wasn't enough to keep Chuck busy, his girlfriend Nancy decides to go "Goth."

Hilarious hijinks with Chuck and Nancy continue with a monstrous mishaps in Tales From Riverdale, in a story in which Chuck accidentally mixes up a picture he has drawn of Nancy with a picture he as drawn of a monster he did for art class. Will Nancy forgive this monstrous mistake?

Archie & Friends #106, shipping 12/20/06, 32-page, full-color comic, $2.25 U.S.
Tales From Riverdale Digest #17, shipping 12/27/06, full-color digest format, $2.49 U.S.

Meanwhile, in other parts of Riverdale ... Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette -- teen dream queens Betty & Veronica romp through this collection of new stories and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to “Find Your Name in Print!”

Betty & Veronica Digest #169, on sale newsstand October 3, 2006, full-color digest format, $2.49 U.S.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Richard Hatch has movie project

The rest of the world may confuse him with the very first "Survivor" winner of the same name, but those of us who well-remember Richard Hatch before there was any such thing as "Survivor" know him from TV's "Battlestar Galactica" (old and new). And we here at BRBTV certainly know him as Dean Caldwell on "Dynasty" and as the first Stephen Slade on "Santa Barbara."

Hatch has actually been involved in a great-many "Battlestar Galactica" projects over the years, and he's even written novels based on the show, a fave among sci-fi-ers. Now, Hatch's latest project, still classified as in production, is the movie "Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses." A sci-fi comedy, the film also features the well-loved John Astin of "Addams Family" fame. The plotline from the IMDb: "Three goofballs go back in time to save the Ramses Colony. Unfortunately, saving the colony screws up the future, so they have to go back in time to stop themselves from stopping themselves!" Hatch portrays a character named John Alpha (kinda like "Apollo," we're thinkin'?).

To learn more about all this craziness, visit the film's official site:

Thursday, September 21, 2006

John Schneider premieres new movie

OK, this one has been well-known to "Dukes" fans who frequent the message boards and other Hazzard County locales around the 'Net, but just in case there are some folks out there who aren't aware of it ...

John Schneider, our own handsome Bo Duke, will premiere his new film "Collier & Co." at the Big Cruisefest Stars, Cars and More show in Little Rock, Arkansas, next month. The annual event will feature a "Dukes Day" for a third time. And this year, it's bigger and better and heckin'-near a Dukesfest in its own right: Besides Schneider appearing, there will be James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane), Sonny Shroyer (Enos Strate) and Rick Hurst (Cletus Hogg), along with show stuntmen Corey Eubanks and Al Wyatt Jr., and mechanic Tom Sarmento.

The event itself is October 13 and 14, with the showing of "Collier & Co." on Friday, October 13. Though admission to the Big Cruisefest is free, tickets for the film premiere are $12.50, and they'll benefit a charity. Find out more at

Schneider will have another more "official" premiere of the film in Memphis later in the month.

"'Collier' is a fun script that is exactly what "The Dukes of Hazzard" movie should have been," Schneider says of the film, for which he's even gotten "Dukes" fan involvement. "Something for the whole family with me and lots of fast cars! A one-time top racecar driver fights to get his wife and daughter back from the bad guys. Lot's of fun, driving and laughs."


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Katharine Ross in new movie role

For a year and a half she was the much-put-upon Frankie on "The Colbys," and before that, she was well-known for her role in 1967's "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman and the creepy 1978 flick "The Legacy" with real-life husband Sam Elliott (yummy). Now, Katharine Ross has a movie out this year: "Eye of the Dolphin."

Directed and written by Michael D. Sellers, it's the tale of a young girl who learns she can communicate with dolphins. Ross plays a character named Lucy in the film. You can find the movie poster at the film's IMDb page, and learn more about it all at

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

BRBTV birthdays this week ...

- Ross Kettle, the quite European Jeffrey Conrad on "Santa Barbara," turns 45 today, September 19.
- Don Starr, our own Jordan Lee of "Dallas," was born on September 20, 1917 and died on July 11, 1995.
- The unstoppable Larry Hagman, who was, of course, the unstoppable J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," turns 75 on Thursday, September 21.
- Catherine Oxenberg, who played long-lost daughter Amanda Carrington on "Dynasty," turns 45 on Friday, September 22.

Happy birthday!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Coming up in the Archies in January ...

Archie & Friends #106
"The Monster Museum": Seeking inspiration for Chuck's comic books, Archie and Chuck visit the town's new "Monster Museum." It is filled with monster movie memorabilia… or at least it was, as the boys find out when they arrive to find a real live crime scene there! Meanwhile, Nancy feels so neglected she starts wearing "goth" outfits! Can Chuck help recover the museum's missing merchandise… and will he recover his original, NON-goth girlfriend, too? SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg. PLUS: SUPERMODEL KATY KEENE IN ANOTHER ALL-NEW TALE! "May I Have This Dance?": Katy's sister MacKenzie has a crush, but her crush has designs on Katy! Can MacKenzie find a way to swing the subject back around to herself? It's love in the "fashion lane" as only Archie Comics can deliver! SCRIPT AND ART: Andrew Pepoy.
On sale newsstand January 9, 2007
32-page, full-color comic
$2.25 U.S.

Archie Digest #231
The adventures of America's favorite teen continue with new stories and classic tales. SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"
On sale newsstand January 3, 2007
Full-color digest format
$2.49 U.S.

Betty & Veronica #223
Working Hand in Glove" A famous designer asks Veronica to give him a hand… as a hand model modeling his high-fashion gloves! "Instrumental to the Story": Veronica would rather listen to classic rock than classical music… but the hunky new Riverdale High tenor may have her singing a different tune! "Offering Lip Service": Archie refuses a kiss from Veronica because of his chapped lips, but Betty offers to share the last of her lip balm with Archie. Problem is, it happens to be on her lips, and when Veronica finds out they're smooching, guess who might get a fat lip?! "Don't Miss This": Could it be true – an all-new love triangle between Midge, Moose, and… BETTY?! You'll have to read this story to find out! SCRIPTS: Kathleen Webb. ART: Jeff Shultz.
On sale newsstand January 3, 2007
32-page, full-color comic
$2.25 U.S.

Betty & Veronica Digest #171
Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette-- teen dream queens Betty & Veronica romp through this collection of new stories and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"
On sale newsstand December 27, 2006
Full-color digest format
$2.49 U.S.

Betty & Veronica Double Digest #148
What's better than a digest full of those teen dream queens Betty & Veronica? A double digest full of them! Featuring new stories and classic tales. SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"
On sale newsstand January 9, 2007
Full-color digest format
$3.69 U.S.

Jughead #178
"The Competition": Fed up with their feuding, rival restauranteurs Pop Tate and Segarini each take a break… and put Archie and Jughead respectively in charge! Will the teens bring new marketing strategies and less tension to the neighboring eateries, or will the fast food wars be as fierce as ever? "The Jughead Zone": Five years ago, Jughead agreed to spend one whole day with Ethel in exchange for a piece of her homemade pie. That one day is today! Will Jughead be able to go through with it, or did he bite off more pie than he can chew? "One Step Beyond": Jughead owes Reggie money, and it's payback time. Only Jughead is broke! His solution: tail Reggie before Reggie can tail him! SCRIPTS: Craig Boldman. ART: Rex Lindsey.
On sale newsstand December 27, 2006
32-page, full-color comic
$2.25 U.S.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch #81
"Mortal Decision": After being imprisoned last issue for her unusual magical abilities, Sabrina decides to give up magic completely and live life as a normal mortal. Her decision causes quite a stir… from her aunts who believe her magic is something to be proud of and should be nurtured; to Llandra, who doesn't believe Sabrina will go through with it; and especially Shinji, concerned that Sabrina's anti-magic stance will put The Four Blades movement in jeapady! All this opposition simply strengthens Sabrina's resolve… but will she be happy with the results?! SCRIPT AND ART: Tania del Rio.
On sale newsstand December 27, 2006
32-page, full-color comic
$2.25 U.S.

Tales From Riverdale Digest #17
"Monster-piece Theatre": It's a "comedy of terrors" for Chuck when he accidentally mixes up a monster drawing done for art school with the flattering portrait he intended to give Nancy for Valentine's Day! SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"
On sale newsstand January 16, 2007
Full-color digest format
$2.49 U.S.

Veronica #177
"The Secret of Veronica's Diary": When Veronica's diary accidentally ends up in Reggie's hands, Veronica has a lot of explaining… and apologizing to do! SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent. "The Art of Doing Nothing": Tired of being overscheduled, Veronica will do everything she can to do nothing! SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Dan Parent. "Payback Time": The status quo of Veronica and Jughead's tense relationship is upended, as Jughead rescues Veronica from a boorish boy, and Veronica feels obligated to return the favor! SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Dan Parent.
On sale newsstand January 16, 2007
32-page, full-color comic
$2.25 U.S.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Diahann Carroll speaks at luncheon

If you're in the Metro Detroit area, or can be in early October, you can catch Diahann Carroll, our own Dominique Devereaux of "Dynasty," speaking at a benefit luncheon for Henry Ford Hospital. Carroll, who's a Tony and Golden Globe winner; an Emmy, Grammy and Best Actress Oscar nominee, besides a beloved "Dynasty" star, also happens to be a breast cancer survivor.

She'll speak at the Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Friends Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Shenandoah Golf, Banquet & Country Club, 5600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield, Michigan. It's a benefit for the planned Francee & Benson Ford Jr. Breast Care & Wellness Center at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Tickets are $75-$500. For more information about the event, call (313) 876-9237.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Linda Gray, Sheree J. Wilson to appear at fan convention

Two of our lovely "Dallas" ladies, Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing, who celebrated a birthday this week) and Sheree J. Wilson (April Stevens Ewing) will appear at a special Fan Appreciation Weekend presented by

The event, held over the weekend of October 13-15 at the Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, California, will even feature a "Dallas" panel. Gray and Wilson will speak at the panel as a special tribute to our beloved 1980s primetime soap. Also among the activities that weekend is a special screening of Wilson's new movie projects, "Fragile" and "Killing Down" (check the March 6 post of the BRBTV News Blog for more info on those films).

FanSource says its Fan Appreciation Weekend is unlike other celebrity events and conventions because it gives you some personal time with the stars. Joanna Cassidy, Robert Pine and Lindsay Wagner ("Bionic" rules, man!) are also scheduled to appear. For more information or to get tickets, check out

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

BRBTV birthdays this week ...

- Linda Gray, the unforgettable Sue Ellen Ewing of "Dallas," turned 66 yesterday, September 12.
- Mary Crosby, Gray's on-screen baby sister Kristin Shepard, turns 47 tomorrow, September 14.
- Henry Darrow, who played Cruz Castillo's father Rafael on "Santa Barbara," and even showed up on an episode of "Dynasty" and the "Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff "Enos," turns 73 on Friday, September 15.
- Janis Paige, the lovely second Minx Lockridge on "SB," turns 84 on Saturday, September 16.
- Kimberly McArthur, who was the second Kelly Capwell on "SB," turns 44 on Saturday, September 16.
- Morgan Woodward, who was Punk Anderson on "Dallas" and also made a couple guest appearances on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has a birthday on Saturday, as well, turning 81.
- Shalane McCall, our young Charlie Wade on "Dallas," is our final Saturday birthday, remaining so young at just 34.

Happy birthday to all!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Coming up in Archies next week ...

BRB is back in town after a trip out of state, and the BRBTV News Blog is back in action ...

“How to Survive High School”: Archie’s got all the answers a teen needs to navigate through the tricky world of high school … too bad his answers don’t match the teachers’ questions! SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare. ART: Stan Goldberg. “Feeling Fuelish”: Archie and his friends imagine a world without fuel… and it’s a “gas”! SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg. “Come Blow Your Horn”: Deciding a “new sound” is needed for the band, Archie takes up the Alpine shepherd’s Alphorn. One note is all it will take to determine if his choice was good or baaaaa-d! SCRIPT: Craig Boldman. ART: Stan Goldberg.
On sale newsstand September 19
32-page, full-color comic, $2.25 U.S.

Double your pages, double your Archie and double your fun in this double digest full of new stories and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to “Find Your Name in Print!”
On sale newsstand September 19
Full-color digest format, $3.69 U.S.

"Go for the Gold": Betty has decided to run in the Riverdale Marathon, and Mr. and Mrs. Lodge decide that's a good way for Veronica to get exercise, too. It seems the only way Veronica can cover any distance is if she's running to get a latte... or a bagel ... or the latest fashions, so Betty uses that psychology to help Veronica do well in the race! “Baker’s Half Dozen”: Veronica has finally baked a batch of cookies that didn’t burn… but can she get them to Archie in time to prove it? Find out how the cookie crumbles in this tasty tale! SCRIPTS AND ART: Dan Parent.
On sale newsstand September 19
32-page, full-color comic, $2.25 U.S.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Get a signed copy of "Dukes" guide in the show's birthplace

For those of you who are in the Covington-Conyers-Oxford area of Georgia, and those of you who plan to be or can be, don't miss the Southern Cruisers Classic Car Show on Sunday, October 1. The event, which will be at the Square in Covington, begins at 10 a.m. and runs through the day. You'll see all kinds of great classic cars, and you'll also see BRB, beginning at 1 p.m. near the A Touch of Country shop on the Square. She'll be signing copies of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!", the reference guide to "The Dukes of Hazzard." Covington is a special place for "The Dukes of Hazzard," as we all know, because the first five episodes were filmed in the area back in late 1978.

"Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" just released a second print edition, which added 42 pages and lots of photos to the book. With character guide, cast list, episode guide, a jam-packed trivia chapter and more, the guide is designed to be a fun fact book to have at your side while you're enjoying the beloved action hit on CMT or DVD! BRB will be signing copies of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., so come on out and say howdy!

For more information on the car show or other events in the birthplace of "The Dukes," contact the Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

BRBTV birthdays this week, plus a blip ...

- Roberta Weiss, the too-hot-to-handle Flame Beaufort of "Santa Barbara," turned 48 yesterday, September 5.
- Tom Wopat, our own Luke Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard," turns 55 on Saturday, September 9.
- Constance Marie, who played Nikki Alvarez on "SB," has a birthday on Saturday, as well, turning 41.

BRBTV News Blog Blip: A few weeks back, the Hallmark Channel premiered a great Western flick featuring two of the BRBTV stars, Patrick Duffy of "Dallas" and A Martinez of "SB." If you missed it, then set your TiVo for Friday, October 20, when Hallmark repeats the film "Desolation Canyon." You can also catch Duffy in a re-airing of "Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door" on Thursday, October 5 on Hallmark.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Archie Comics writer and artist answers your questions

A special newsflash from Archie Comics ...

From the Betty & Veronica Spectacular and the monthly Veronica comic to Archie's 65th Anniversary Bash!, writer and artist Dan Parent has made Veronica Lodge his business. Now, Parent is available to answer your questions about Riverdale's richest (and best dressed!) teen. As part of's new PodCast program, send your questions today to and they will become part of the Archie Comics PodCast with Dan Parent.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Jack Scalia: That pic is named!

On July 14, the BRBTV News Blog reported that Jack Scalia, our own Nicholas Pearce / Joey Lombardi on "Dallas," will star in a new Sci Fi Channel original movie (the kind they show on Saturday nights at 9, and the kind of truly, terribly entertaining flicks that BRBTV just loves). The movie, as of several weeks ago, was tentatively titled "Deadly Water." Sci Fi put out a call to viewers to give the film a better name. Entries were submitted on the Sci Fi website, and a winner was chosen. And the winner is ...

"Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep." The plotline: "A marine archeologist and a sailor team up to search for a priceless ancient treasure, only to find themselves in danger from a giant squid that seems to be protecting the treasure, and a ruthless rival who wants the artifact for himself." Scalia is the "ruthless rival," named Maxwell Odemus. Victoria Pratt of the syndicated sci-fi drama "Mutant X" also stars. The film has its world premiere on Sci Fi on Saturday, September 23 at 9 p.m. We'll be there!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Gordon Thomson keeps it going

After a minor speaking role in this year's disaster-epic remake "Poseidon," Gordon Thomson, our own Adam Carrington of "Dynasty" and third Mason Capwell of "Santa Barbara," has a small role in "Little Miss Sunshine." The film, starring Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin and new out this summer, is a comedy focusing on a dysfunctional family.

The plotline from the IMDb: "Olive is a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in far off California."