Kristian Alfonso at Sony Party

Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell and Peter Bergman attended the Sony Pictures Television TCA cocktail party at Bar 210 at The Beverly Hilton hotel on August 3, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

TV writer Jim Halterman did an interview with Kristian and Peter Reckel at the event: www.jimhalterman.com

Earl Hamner Blog

Falcon Crest creator Earl Hamner has posted a new entry on his blog. In a lovely and humorous way, he talks about the world we are living in, how things have changed, nowadays values and fasttalking people. It's worth a visit: http://www.earlhamner.blogspot.com

Joanna Cassidy joins cast of "Body of Proof"

Joanna Cassidy (Boston Legal, Six Feet Under) has joined the cast of ABC's new fall drama Body of Proof, the network confirmed to TV Guide Magazine exclusively.

Cassidy will appear in the third episode and play the yet-to-be-named mother of Dana Delany's medical examiner, Dr. Megan Hunt.

"I get this weird chill when I write scenes for the two of them, it's a wonderful dynamic," creator Christopher Murphey tells TV Guide Magazine. "I think Megan and her mother have a wonderful back story that we will be basically mining over the first few episodes. You're going to be finding out a lot about Megan."

Body of Proof premieres Friday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on ABC.

Falcon Crest Stars at 2010 Feel Good Film Festival

The 2010 Feel Good Film Festival, running August 13-15, 2010 at the American Cinematheque’s famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, has revealed this year’s lineup of films that are “aimed at both adult and family audiences [and] that highlight positive themes, happy endings, laughter, and capture the beauty of our world.”

Stars dotting the 2010 FGFF schedule include Gregory Harrison, Cliff Robertson and John Saxon.

Jane Badler joins 'V' Remake

Last spring, the remake of "V" finished its somewhat uneven first season with a visual allusion to the red dust of the original series.

And while announcements like the coming three-sided war between the Visitors and two different factions of the human resistance have been encouraging; the most recent news should prove even more intriguing.

Jane Badler, who portrayed the Vistor leader Diana in the original "V" miniseries and TV series has signed on to join the cast of the new "V," according to Deadline. Badler will play the mother of Anna (Morena Baccarin), whose name is also Diana.

Badler will make her debut in the second season premiere. The move is being compared by Hollywood observers to Richard Hatch's stint on the "Battlestar Galactica" remake after starring as Apollo in the original series.

Following her original run on "V," Badler went on to appear in "The Highwayman," "Jake and the Fatman," "Falcon Crest" and the '80s remake of "Mission: Impossible" before moving to Australia and continuing her acting and singing career there.

Badler is the first star of the original "V" to return to the new series.

Dana Sparks sells Home

Dana Sparks and her husband, Steve, a private equity and film investor, have listed their waterfront Lake Sherwood contemporary at $2,399,000.

But don't call the moving van just yet. A ferry may make more sense. They plan to stay on the lake.

"There is a home available we have been coveting for many years," Dana Sparks said. The couple's two-story house, built in 1960, has large windows taking in the lake, sunset and mountain views.
Its 3,280 square feet of living space include a family room with a fireplace and bar, a den, four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

The home has a stone patio along the shoreline where Dana Sparks likes to spend her spare time - "that is, when I'm not in the water," she said. "We love to have people over for a floating dinner on the pontoon boat," said Sparks, who transformed the house from a country charmer to what she calls a "comfortable contemporary," putting in a new kitchen, floors and decks. "We entertain a lot here. The guest room is always ready."

The Sparkses bought the house as an investment but later turned it into their primary residence. They paid $1,925,000 for the property in 2005, according to public records.


Susan Sullivan at Disney ABC Summer Press Tour

Susan Sullivan looks as gorgeous as always: 4 days ago, she attended the Disney ABC Television Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Gina Lollobrigida receives Award

Last month, Gina Lollobrigida received an award at the 2010 Globo D'Oro Awards at Villa Massimo in Rome, Italy.
Three days later, the actress celebrated her 83rd birthday.

Here are some pictures from the event. On one photo she poses with her grandson Dimitri Milko.


Kim Novak at Movie Screening

Over 700 people showed up at the Egyptian Theatre for a sold out "Platinum Tribute" to Kim Novak celebrating Sony's release of "The Kim Novak Boxed Collection" DVD set on July 30, 2010.

There was a private reception for Kim earlier at the Essex Public House on Hollywood Blvd.
Her movies were shown for four days. On the opening night, "Bell Book and Candle" was shown, followed by a Questions and Answers part with Kim.

Here are some pictures and a video from the Opening Night: