Friday, March 23, 2007

Some bits and pieces from around the web ...

- If you've been catching "Dallas" lately on SoapNet, then you just saw the episode where Jamie Ewing (Jennilee Harrison) was killed in an accident in California, accompanied by her friend Mary Elizabeth, who survived. Amy Yasbeck played Mary Elizabeth, and now she's on tap to star in a new pilot for an ABC comedy about a local TV news team in Phoenix. That pilot, from Ric Swartzlander, also stars "Veronica Mars" gal Julie Gonzalo. Yasbeck plays a co-anchor in the pilot, currently untitled.

- Ray Wise, who is a BRBTV double-shot as Spiros Koralis on "The Colbys" and Blair Sullivan on "Dallas," has a new pilot in the works, too. He'll star in the CW's "The Reaper" as, of all things, the Prince of Darkness. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Reaper" is a comedic drama about a slacker who somehow becomes the devil's (Wise) bounty-hunter. We dearly loved Wise on "Twin Peaks" and know that he does an evil turn just fine.

- If you catch "Illegal Tender" in theaters this summer, you'll catch our "Santa Barbara" toughie Wanda de Jesus, who was the fourth one to take on the role of Santana Andrade. She plays Millie DeLeon, mother of the movie's main character, Wilson De Leon Jr. The film, which shot in locales like Puerto Rico, Staten Island and New Jersey last year, has this plotline at the IMDb: "When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him, a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home." De Jesus has another project on the horizon, by the same director and writer as "Illegal Tender," Franc. Reyes: "The Ministers," which just finished filming in New York a month or two ago, according to The plotline from the IMDb: "A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers." De Jesus plays a police captain and shares the screen with John Leguizamo and Harvey Keitel for that one. The IMDb page has some nice shots of her; she's looking beautiful as always. You can read more about both films here and here.

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