Susan Sullivan at Hollywood Christmas Parade

Susan Sullivan and her Castle co-star Molly Quinn joined the Hollywood Christmas Parade at Hollywood Boulevard on November 28 in Los Angeles.


Merry X-Mas

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011!

Enjoy the holidays!


Falcon Crest vs. Golden Girls

Just a little joke: Angela and Melissa with the voices of Sophia and Blanche... Sorry, I think this is only funny for German fans. I had to take the German voices... They're too funny...


Falcon Crest Theme: Chill Out Version

This is a new version of the Falcon Crest Theme I've created. It's a kind of a Chill Out Version. So relax, sit back and have a good time.


Jane Wyman at the Golden Globes in 1984

There's a great video on youtube! Jane Wyman receiving the Golden Globe Award for Falcon Crest in 1984.

"I'm such a bitch!" :-) Hilarious!


Ana-Alicia singing "Let it be"

More from Ana-Alicia:
There's a great promo music video with the stars interviewed by the guys from Gylne Tider. They're all singing "Let it be". Watch for Ana at 3:05


Ana-Alicia: She's back!

Yeah, so great to see Ana-Alicia returning to the public. She gave a nice interview and talks about her kids and her comeback to acting.
Let's keep fingers crossed we will see her again on screen in the near future!


Kristian Alfonso and John Callahan at Party

So funny to see Eric and Pilar together: John Callahan (FC Seasons 5 - 7) and Kristian Alfonso (FC Seasons 8&9) attended the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Celebrates

Celeste Holm as Special Guest at Arlene Dahl Gala

Yesterday, Celeste Holm (93) was a special guest at the Broadway Salutes, Arts Horizons Annual Gala where Lorenzo Lamas' mother Arlene Dahl was honored (see our news dated 2010-09-22).

Cliff Robertson at Paley Center

Cliff Robertson (85) attended the celebration of the historic television series 'General Electric Theater' at the Paley Center For Media on October 12, 2010 in New York City.

Here are some pictures with Piper Laurie ("Twin Peaks"):


Chao-Li Chi passed away

Again, very sad news: Chao-Li Chi passed away on October 16, 2010.

The 83 year old actor was born in Shansi Province, China. His family arrived in New York City in 1939 as a result of the Japanese invasion of China.
Chao-Li received his B.A. from St. John's College, his first Masters degree from New York University, and his second Masters from The New School for Social Research. He passed on his learning throughout his life, both informally at his home and formally, teaching university extension courses in philosophy, the Tao te Ching, and the I Ching. He moved to Los Angeles in 1975 and established the Taoist Sanctuary. He is credited with being one of the first people to introduce Taoism to America. He practiced what he taught, and lived by the Daoist philosophy of modest behavior, humbleness in your heart, and an honorable career for the purpose of service, guidance and encouragement to others.
Chao-Li's performance career began with the East and West Association, under the direction of Pearl S. Buck. He was a featured performer in Maya Deren's 1948 avant-garde short film, Meditation on Violence. He was a regular member of Mara and her dance troupe, and it was while on an engagement in 1967 with Mara that he went to Dayton, OH, and subsequently became the Dance Director of the Living Arts Program and developed its' Dance Department. He was a practitioner of modern dance, Judo, Ai Ki Do, Tai Chi, Ballet, and fencing. His Broadway credits include the original Rogers and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song", travelling through 48 states with their National Tour.

As an actor, Chao-Li is perhaps best known for his role as "Chao Li" in the television show Falcon Crest (1981-1990), becoming one of the first native Chinese actors to break into Hollywood. He has appeared in over 51 movies or television programs, including Big Trouble in Little China, M*A*S*H*, The Joy Luck Club, The Nutty Professor, and, most recently, The Prestige, Wedding Crashers, and Pushing Daisies.
Every Saturday morning for almost 30 years he taught Tai Chi in the beautiful courtyard of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, continuing his tradition of teaching Tai Chi that began back in New York in 1948. His students, many of whom studied with him for years, also learned Qi Gung and the Tao te Ching under his tutelage. He also taught Tai Chi at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (LA) and Cal State LA.

He is survived by his widow, daughter, and step-son.

Chao-Li was a wonderful person, full of spirit and happiness. We will miss him very much.

There is a website where you can leave your condolences.
Thank you for everything, Chao-Li.


Kim Novak diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Actress Kim Novak is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Novak's manager says the 77-year-old "Vertigo" actress will receive "minimal" treatment, as the cancer was caught early by a routine mammogram and that she is in "fantastic physical shape."

Manager Sue Cameron says Novak works out with a trainer three times a week and rides horses daily.

Cameron says Novak is expected to "be just fine."

Falcon Crest Reunion: Video

This is great. A wonderful video with the memories of Earl Hamner, Abby Dalton, Ana-Alicia, Lorenzo Lamas and Margaret Ladd


Simon MacCorkindale passed away

Actor Simon MacCorkindale has died aged 58 after suffering from cancer.

His publicist, Max Clifford, said he died in the arms of his wife, actress Susan George, on Thursday night in a London Clinic.

The actor revealed last year he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2006, but was told it was terminal after it spread to his lungs a year later.

He spent six years on the BBC medical drama as Dr Harry Harper.

He was also known for starring in 1980s series Manimal and appearing in the 1978 Agatha Christie film Death on the Nile.

Ms George said: "No-one could have fought this disease any harder than he did since being diagnosed four years ago.

"He fought it with such strength, courage and belief. Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms.

"To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart. He will live on in me forever."

Born in Cambridge, MacCorkindale intended to follow his father into the RAF, but his deteriorating eyesight meant he had to follow an alternative path.

He began his career in theatre, making his West End debut in a production of Pygmalion, before moving to the small screen.

He moved to the US after the success of Death on the Nile where he had roles in various TV series including Dynasty, Hart to Hart and The Dukes of Hazzard before securing the lead in adventure series Manimal.

'Amazing energy'

After being diagnosed with cancer while working on Casualty, he left the drama and returned to the stage in the West End production of The Sound of Music until its closed in February 2009.

His last television appearance was on BBC series New Tricks earlier this year.

John Yorke, controller of BBC drama production, said the actor was owed a "massive debt" for his work in Casualty.

"Not only was he a fabulously iconic consultant, he was also an inspirational team leader," Mr Yorke said.

"One of the reasons so many people have loved working with him on Casualty is because of the tone he established on the shop floor - always welcoming, always disciplined, always quietly the leader.

"Simon had an extraordinary career encompassing - amongst many other things - matinee idol, Hollywood lead, film and theatre director, film producer and horse breeder.

"That amazing energy and appetite for life remained with him to the end."

Simon will be missed!


Falcon Crest Reunion: Lorenzo Lamas Interview

Lorenzo Lamas talks about his Falcon Crest colleagues, about Jane Wyman and about being on the set.

Falcon Crest Reunion: Jamie Rose Interview

Jamie Rose talks about her Falcon Crest experience and about her upcoming book

Falcon Crest Reunion: Earl Hamner & Abby Dalton Interview

Earl Hamner was at the Falcon Crest Reunion, too. Here's a small interview with the creator of the show. Abby Dalton is also joining him. Very sweet to see them together.

Falcon Crest Reunion: Ana-Alicia Interview

A great interview with Ana-Alicia. She talks about Falcon Crest, about her personal life and her return to acting:

Falcon Crest Reunion

Finally, the Falcon Crest Reunion took place. So great to have them back.

Thomas J. Pucher, the president of the Falcon Crest Fanclub was at the event in Los Angeles and shared some nice stories and photos with us at the Official Falcon Crest Homepage www.falconcrest.org.

I also have some great photos for you:


Ken Olin - Brothers and Sisters Season 5 Premiere

Ken Olin (Father Christopher from Falcon Crest's Season 5) attended the 'Brothers and Sisters Season 5 Premiere' Party presented by Bacardi at the Penthouse of the Haas Building on September 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Olin is not only producing the series, he's also starring as Rebecca's dad David along with his wife Patricia Wettig.

Here are some pictures:


Falcon Crest meets Hotel

I've tried a new theme-swap: This time it's Aaron Spelling's 'Hotel'. If the Falcon Crest Opening would have been done by the Hotel People, maybe it could have looked like this one ;-)

Have fun with this.


Gregory Harrison on "CSI: NY"

Gregory Harrison (60) has landed a new role on "CSI: New York".

Harrison will appear in Season 7’s fifth episode as Roland Carson, New York City’s top criminal defense attorney, Fancast has learned. When a violent heist takes place at Carson’s Manhattan penthouse, the high-priced lawyer must field questions from Mac and his team.

‘CSI: NY’ premieres its new season on Friday, September 24.

Season 2 available on DVD in the US

Since yesterday, Season 2 is now available on DVD in the United States. As you can see, the cover is different from the European release.

Unfortunately, the set is only buyable from the WB Shop as an MOD (Made to order DVD)

Celeste Holm as Special Guest at Arlene Dahl Gala

Arts Horizons will honor stage and screen star Arlene Dahl (Lorenzo Lamas' mother) and composer and music icon Paul Simon at Broadway Salutes, a gala to be held at The Edison Ballroom, on Monday, October 25, beginning at 6:30pm. The honorees are being recognized for their contributions to the Arts and dedication to humanitarian causes.

Simon will give a special performance. There will also be a performance by Trapper Felides, along with Broadway stars, to be announced. Academy Award winning actress Celeste Holm (Falcon Crest's Anna Rossini from Season 4 & 5) will be among the special guests at the gala, which will be hosted by Marc Summers.

Arts Horizons provides innovative arts-in-education programs to underserved public schools in the tri-state region.

For more information, visit www.artshorizons.org.

More Stars to attend Falcon Crest Reunion

On October 12, a Falcon Crest Reunion will be held at the Paley Center for Media (see our news dated 2010-07-15).

These Falcon Crest Cast and Crew Members have accepted the invitation and will be there to answer questions and to look back on one of the most popular and exemplary shows of the decade.

Earl Hamner, Creator/Executive Producer
Susan Sullivan, "Maggie Gioberti"
Lorenzo Lamas, "Lance Cumson"
Abby Dalton, "Julia Cumson"
Ana-Alicia, "Melissa Agretti"
Jamie Rose, "Vickie Gioberti"
Margaret Ladd, "Emma Channing"
William R. Moses, "Cole Gioberti"

Additional panelists to be announced.

If you live near LA, you'll have the chance to be there! Tickets are still on sale!

So great to see them all together again. Can't wait!


Susan Sullivan at Castle Season 3 Premiere

Looking fabulous as always, gorgeous Susan Sullivan (67) celebrated the 'Castle' Season 3 Premiere in Los Angeles on April 13, 2010.

Castle's third season airs tonight at 10:00 pm on ABC.

Here are some pictures from the party:

And some new Castle Pictures: