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Stephen King’s Dark Tower To Be Directed By Ron Howard

Fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series are going to be very happy.  Why?  Because, not only are things starting to move on the impending movie trilogy and TV series, but the horror author has also announced that he will be adding yet another book to the already wildly popular series.

Not too much is known about the movie as of yet.  However, Ron Howard is slated to direct at least the first movie and first season of the TV series.  And, recent reports say that Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) may be close to closing a deal that will land him the lead role in both the movies and the TV series.

As for the TV series, it has been said that Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden, who will also serve as executive producer, will co-write it.

King gave a bit of a sneak peek into The Dark Tower:  The Wind Through the Keyhole.  Apparently, readers will get a chance to learn things they never knew before about Mid-World.  

Hmmmm…

The book will be released in 2012.

The Royal Wedding Is Just A Week Away

After months of hearing about it, the Royal Wedding is just about a week away.

Like most people, you probably won’t be in attendance to witness the royal nuptials firsthand.  

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the wedding while comfortably lounging on your couch.

Set your TiVo now, because several major networks will air an array of coverage.

TV Network for Primetime, Daytime and Late Night Television Shows - NBC Official Site, ABC, CBS, FOX, and CNN will give viewers their fix of Prince William and Kate through various specials, live feeds, commentary, documentaries, and fave shows broadcast from London.

It is expected that the event’s global audience will reach about 2 billion, which is more than twice the amount reached during 1981’s wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

All My Children and Days of Our Lives Replacement Shows Named

Oprah is leaving.  Regis Philbin is leaving.  Could it get any weirder for the daytime line-up on ABC?  Yes!

It has been announced that two long-running soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live, have been canceled.

AMC will end its 40+-year run in September, while OLTL will go a little further, airing its final show in January 2012.

So far it looks like General Hospital will remain on the network’s line-up, so soap fans can at least still get their afternoon drama/romance fix.

The Chew, which sounds like a talk show with rotating chef hosts, and The Revolution, featuring lifestyle consultants, will replace the two soaps.

Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites.  She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.

Contact Valerie at writerval@comcast.net

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