Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Special Episode of ATWT

Hey, As the World Turns fans -- don't miss this Friday's episode. Dec. 21 is a special Christmas episode that brings a turn-of-the-20th-century dollhouse to life and depicts the residents of Oakdale in situations that might or might not be reminiscent of their own.

Sounds strangely weird, so I am definitely going to tune in, if only for the spectacle of it. Much like Guiding Light's superhero tie-in, the results of this should be interesting!

Susan Lucci Interview

Just as one would expect, Susan Lucci is super tiny in person, but the moment she begins to speak, her personality fills the room. I had the chance to catch up with Ms. Lucci at ABC’s Disney/MGM Super Soap Weekend in Orlando, Fla., last month. If you’ve never been or don’t know what it is, let me explain. It’s the mack-daddy of all meet-and-greets. All the hottest stars from the ABC soaps spend the weekend in sunny Central Florida for the main purpose of meeting, mingling with and entertaining their fans.

I guess I should say, their LEGIONS of fans. The numbers for any given day are in the tens of thousands, and they are all at MGM for one purpose — the chance to see their favorite soap star up close and in the flesh.

Susan has been a fixture at Super Soap Weekend since its inception 12 years ago. She’s seen it develop and grow into the fan-frenzy it has become today. So, how does this make the Diva of Daytime feel?

“I’m bowled over and so touched by the response. I am so grateful,” Susan says. With regard to the pandemonium surrounding the stars, Susan explains: “I couldn’t imagine it. During the Street Jam (celebration, which occurs each evening to close out the night), you look out from the stage onto the concourse and see 30 to 40 thousand people — isn’t that a giant stadium, like the Meadowlands or something? It’s truly incredible. It makes you breathless.”

Along with Susan’s immense appeal to her fans, her character, Erica Kane, has certainly made her mark on daytime television. What does Susan think leads to Erica’s lasting appeal?

“I’m sure that the fans have a better answer. I would love to hear what they have to say, because I really don’t know. Except that she is really unpredictable. And so there are things that she says that people want to say or do in their real life. Or they didn’t think of it until later, or didn’t have the nerve to try. Those kinds of things, I think, have been interesting to the audience.

“And her wardrobe’s pretty cute, too,” she adds with a laugh.

As “AMC” fans know, Erica Kane has been wreaking her own special kind of havoc in Pine Valley since 1970. She’s covered the gamut from kidnappings, pregnancies, multiple husbands, being scarred, finding a long-lost daughter, etc. Is their anything left for her that she hasn’t done already?

Susan replies: “Erica has done certainly a lot! I am sure that there are more fabulous things to do, and the writers will think of them. And I know Agnes Nixon (creator of ‘AMC’) is still very involved and hands-on — not in the daily production, but she’s certainly involved in the creativity. She created Erica Kane, so I am so happy that she’s there, and I’m sure her wheels are spinning.”

Justin Bruening Injured on Knight Rider Set

(from The star of the TV movie adaptation of hit 1980s series Knight Rider has been injured on the set. Actor Justin Bruening is recovering after getting hurt in a fight scene on Friday. Bruening injured his knee so badly he was hospitalized.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of Dec. 17th

AMC: JR gets his memory back about the night he was intoxicated. Watch out Adam!
ATWT: Craig slips Meg an abortion drug, but will he be able to go thru with it?
B&B: The shooter makes a confession to Brooke, and Stephanie visits Stephen in jail to gloat.
Days: Chloe and Philip figure out that two ridiculously attractive people shouldn't be sleeping alone.
GH: Maxie makes Felicia feel even more horrible for being an absentee mom.
GL: Creepy Will traps several Springfield citizens inside a shopping mall.
OLTL: Jared wishes he hadn't faked being a Buchanan when he gets jealous of "niece" Natalie's romp with John.
Passions: Luis tries to explain to Pretty that he loves only Fancy.
Y&R: Heather reaches out to Paul and offers to spend Christmas with him.

Happy Holidays From The Bold and the Beautiful

I got a holiday card in the mail from the folks at The Bold and the Beautiful (pictured "The Forresters" and their real-life families), and just had to share with you folks. Click on the picture to see them all up-close.

Early Happy Holidays!

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* Stephanie cancels Christmas.
* The shooter is revealed.
* Stephen receives a proposition from Stephanie.
* A new revelation rocks the Logan family.
* Eric has a special Christmas present for Donna.


Next Week:

* The Horton family joins Alice to hang Christmas ornaments.
* Stefano tells EJ that he has a plan.
* Belle publicly denounces Philip.
* Stephanie confides her secret in Kayla.
* Marlena lays into Chloe, demanding the truth about Brady.
* Max and Nick dress up to bring holiday cheer to the kids in the hospital.
Thursday - Ford's dad show's up at the Theta House to find his son.
Friday - Sami locates Lucas and Kate near the airport.


Next Week:

Monday, December 24
* Theresa fears that Ethan has chosen Gwen.
* Fancy and Luis are reunited.
* Residents of Harmony are reunited with their long-lost loved ones.

Tuesday, December 25

Wednesday, December 26
* Ethan defends Theresa to Ivy and Sam.
* Luis enjoys his Christmas miracle.
* Tabitha gets a warning from the dark side.

Thursday, December 27
* Gwen is affected by Theresa's selfless acts.
* Miguel has a shocking revelation.
* Ivy pushes Ethan to end things with Theresa.


This Week:

* Unable to trust Jack, Sharon decides to move out of the Abbott House and into her cabin at the Newman Ranch – with Nikki!
* The paternity of Victoria’s baby is revealed. Is Brad or J.T. the father?
* Cane comes to a painful realization about his relationship with Lily.
* Angry that Victor is calling in her loan, Nikki decides to sue him, and enlists some unlikely allies to join her.
* Daniel is suspicious of Amber’s spending habits.

Original Greenlee IS Returning to Pine Valley!

UPDATE: It's official. I just got the confirmation from AMC this afternoon. Rebecca Budig's first airdate as the new/old Greenlee will be January 16. While I do like Sabine, I must say that I am excited to see Rebecca on my TV set again. Stay tuned to see what she stirs up!

Soap Opera Weekly is reporting that Rebecca Budig is back as Greenlee on All My Children, and her replacement, Sabine Singh, is out.

Also, make sure you tune in to AMC next week for significant developments in the search for Zach and Greenlee that should have a major impact on future storylines.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Classic Supercouple Returning to All My Children

One of daytime's most popular supercouples from the 1980s -- which in my opinion is the golden era of the Supercouple! -- is returning to All My Children. Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan have signed contracts (not just recurring!) to return to the soap in January. The duo played the uber-popular Jesse and Angie Hubbard two decades ago. Sadly, Jesse was killed off. So does this mean he's returning as a ghost? It could be he's coming back in the form of his lookalike, Jacob, who surfaced on Loving/The City when Morgan's character relocated to that soap after Jesse died. I'll take him in either form, although I'm partial to him returning as his original character, Jesse.

Williams most recently played a bad guy, Griggs, on Guiding Light, and Morgan has a recurring role as an attorney on The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as a judge on the reality series I Wanna Be a Soap Star. She was also absolutely fantastic in the indie film Eve's Bayou in the 1990s and generated Oscar talk, but alas wasn't awarded a nomination. I'm thrilled to see both of them back on AMC.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

General Hospital: The Text Message Killer Strikes Again!

Don't miss General Hospital on Monday, Dec. 17, as the text-message killer claims another victim. Message boards are blowing up that the latest victim is Georgie Jones. (UPDATE: We were right. It was Georgie who succumbed the Text-Message Killer's rage.) This conclusion makes the most sense, as actress Lindze Letherman (left, image courtesy ABC) , who has portrayed Georgie since 2002, was set to leave GH earlier this year, but then had her contract extended by three months to tie up her story line.

Also, Georgie's mom, Felicia (played by Kristina Wagner) is set to return to Port Charles on Thursday, Dec. 20, for what we can assume is the bad news about the death of her daughter. She shares scenes with other daughter, Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who is upset by her mother's continued absence.

So, the slight good news for Jones Family fans: While you might be losing Georgie, at least you'll temporarily be gaining Felicia, if even for a short run.

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week

* Pam and Ann are keeping a deep dark secret.
* Stephen’s children question his innocence.
* Nick and Brooke’s private moment isn’t so private.
* Eric blindsides Stephanie with his plans for the future.
* An unexpected storm rolls into LA.


Next Week

* Sami confesses her feelings about EJ to Marlena.
* Billie goes to Maggie and asks for her help.
* Stephanie discovers that Cordy has gone missing.
* Max and Nick have a talk and decide to "man up."
* Marlena must clean out John's closet.
* Kayla is in full seduction mode when Steve comes home.
Thursday - Lucas makes an appalling confession to Kate.
Friday - Belle's jealousy flares when Philip publicizes his date with Chloe.


Monday, December 17
* Pilar tells Theresa about her past.
* Sheridan and Fancy catch Luis and Pretty in a kiss.
* Julian visits Eve in rehab.

Tuesday, December 18
* Ethan and Gwen panic when they learn the baby had trouble during surgery.
* Fancy is devastated after seeing Luis with her sister.
* Julian gets closer to catching Vincent.

Wednesday, December 19
* Little Ethan faces complications from surgery.
* Pretty hopes that she has gotten pregnant.
* Kay tries to keep Tabitha from causing trouble.

Thursday, December 20
* Ethan is confused by Theresa's mysterious actions.
* Luis tries to let Pretty down the easy way.
* Esme and Viki visit Santa Claus.


This Week

* Jack’s life falls apart as he is forced to resign his senate seat and his marriage to Sharon begins to disintegrate.
* Victor adamantly refuses to let Brad visit Victoria’s baby, while Brad continues to hope he is the baby’s father.
* Colleen reaches out to a devastated J.T., as Victoria remains in a coma and the baby fights for his life.
* Neil tries to persuade Victor not to call in Nikki’s loan, but Victor remains determined to get his revenge.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Passions: Has It Been Cancelled Again?

As of this writing it hasn't been confirmed by any of the top brass at Passions, but two of the shows actresses have confirmed on their Web sites that DirecTV has given Passions the ax. According to Liza Huber, who plays Gwen: "Yes, it is true that Passions will finish taping at the end of March 2008. We will start airing three days a week on DirecTV, which should last through summer 2008. It has been a wonderful ride (although Gwen has completely lost her mind!), and I want to thank all of you for your amazing support for Passions through the years!"

Fans had hoped that the switch to DirecTV this past fall might breathe some new life into the soap, and gain new fans. However, this particular gamble seems not to have paid off for the show. Passions has always been known for its outlandish story lines and characters, but in recent years, it has really gone wacko. Perhaps it is time to lay this old dog to rest. But, they gave it their best shot! And I will definitely miss Gratuitous Shirtless Scenes. Oh yes, I will miss those most of all.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Two Daytime Emmy Winners Returning to Soaps

I'm always amazed when one of soaps' best actors leaves daytime and doesn't immediately score the great part he or she deserves. Why doesn't the rest of Hollywood see what we see? That's where the element of luck comes in. If it were all based on talent, Tony Geary (Luke, General Hospital) would be tripping over his Oscars on the way out the door each day.

Two young stars with bright futures outside of soaps are coming back, although for how long isn't known. Both may have already nabbed their roles of a lifetime on their respective soaps, but let's hope not. The rest of the world needs to see what they are capable of -- but what are the chances of another part like Jonathan Randall for Tom Pelphrey, or another Carly Corinthos for Sarah J. Brown? I don't want to see Pelphrey or Brown yucking it up on some poorly written sitcom or TV movie of the week.

So catch these two on soaps while you can. Pelphrey is returning to Guiding Light in January to reprise the role of Jonathan, and on Sarah J. Brown's official web site,, there's a teaser that she's returning to General Hospital, with more details to come. However, word is she won't be playing Carly -- Laura Wright currently holds that role -- she'll be playing a new part.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Meet the New Casey Hughes

One sure way to tell when a soap character is being brought back is if he's suddenly mentioned by another character out of the blue. Margo Hughes (Ellen Dolan) recently hinted to husband Tom (Scott Holmes) that son Casey might be paroled in time for Christmas. Zach Roerig played Casey on As the World Turns but chose to leave when his contract was up. Thus Casey was sent off to prison for stealing Will's (Jesse Soffer) bonds.

Fast-forward a few months, and Casey will be back Jan. 29 and played by Billy Magnussen.

All I know so far about the actor is he was recently on Broadway's The Ritz, so if you have the talent to make it on Broadway, you're okay in my book.

Welcome NuCasey!

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* All evidence leads to Stephen.
* Pam returns to town with a whole new attitude.
* The list of suspects grows.
* Nick and Brooke plot behind Taylor’s back.
* The shooter is caught in the act.


Next Week:

* Shawn and Belle receive an award at the Salem High School reunion.
* Lucas is added onto the suspect list for shooting EJ.
* Steve admits to Kayla that he'd like to have a baby.
* Kate's gun is traced to a dealer in Cincinnati.
* Chloe makes her move to get closer to Philip.
* Sami confronts EJ about his baby monitor surveillance.
Thursday - The extent of EJ's injuries are revealed.
Friday - Philip challenges Hope to tell Shawn what she knows about him and Belle.


Next Week:

Monday, December 10
* Theresa tells Little Ethan the truth about his father.
* Alistair taunts Luis for cheating on Fancy.
* Timmy pays a visit to Tabitha.

Tuesday, December 11
* Gwen is forced to face the truth about Jonathan.
* Ethan is furious with Theresa's behavior.
* Luis reveals his escape plan to Pretty.

Wednesday, December 12
* Theresa worries as Little Ethan goes into surgery.
* Luis and Pretty are free from Alistair.
* Noah gives Paloma a special holiday treat.

Thursday, December 13
* Gwen is plagued by horrible nightmares.
* Luis develops a new admiration for Pretty.
* Sheridan threatens Spike.


This Week:

* Jack’s enemies testify at his Senate hearing, as Gloria uncovers damaging evidence against him.
* Nikki calls it quits with David and moves back into the Newman Ranch to be near Victoria, but can she tolerate living under the same roof as Victor?
* Cane, Heather, Lily and Adrian attend a fundraiser together, and Cane and Heather make an important decision about their relationship.
* Victor is furious as police arrive at his home with a search warrant. Will he be charged with killing Ji Min?
*Brad and J.T. hold vigil over Victoria’s baby, each man hoping he is the father.

Too Pretty For Math

I found a Cafepress shop that I absolutely love and thought I would share it with you. It's called "Too Pretty For Math," and that's pretty much how I feel, in a nutshell. They have many cute, humorous and sarcastic designs along with Too Pretty For Math, like "Picked Last In Gym," "God Is Embarrassed By You" and "It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Develops an Eating Disorder."

Also, if you see a design you like, but it's not on the T-Shirt you want it to be on, let them know and they will design one just for you. Talk about service!

So, go check them out at -- this is where Santa shops!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of Dec. 3rd

AMC: Fearing she'll lose Jenny, Krystal is forced to lie to Tad about her relationship with Adam.
ATWT: A beloved character collapses. Will he get the medical help he needs before it's too late?
B&B: Katie and Jake find photographic proof of who killed Stephanie Forrester.
Days: Someone agrees to turn herself in for the attempted murder of EJ Wells.
GH: Maxie accidentally leaks incriminating information about Coop.
GL: Edmund is pushed, but with his list of enemies, anyone could have done it.
OLTL: Cole is out to avenge the death of his mother and takes it out on poor Miles.
Passions: Crazy Norma and Mrs. Wallace pay their annual Christmas visit to Tabitha.
Y&R: Gloria's testimony outs Jack for tampering with his father's will.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* The search for the shooter is on.
* Taylor comes to terms with motherhood.
* Will Stephanie and Eric’s relationship be rekindled by way of crime?
* A familiar face arrives to take care of the victim.
* A suspect is read their rights.


Next Week:

* Ford and his malicious ways are stopped once and for all.
* Tony warns EJ to protect his son against Stefano.
* Philip fantasizes about Belle killing Shawn.
* Lucas walks in on EJ and Sami kissing.
* Bo and Hope strategize to find the final suspect involved in shooting EJ.
Thursday - The Theta girls summon Max to the sorority house for his help.
Friday - Roman comes to Marlena for her arrest.


Next Week:

Monday, December 3
* Gwen searches for alternative methods of saving her baby.
* Pretty kisses Luis.
* Tabitha's magic bowl predicts death is coming for Pilar and Theresa!

Tuesday, December 4
* Theresa decides to have Little Ethan tested without telling Ethan.
* Luis and Pretty continue to bond.
* Julian checks Eve into rehab.

Wednesday, December 5
* Gwen refuses to accept that her son could die.
* Fancy sees Luis and Pretty making love!
* A desperate Vincent tries to kill Eve.

Thursday, December 6
* Pilar's sister is murdered!
* Pretty fantasizes about a future with Luis.
* Tabitha plots to stir up trouble at the Harmony Christmas celebration.


This Week:

* Victor and Nikki take their conflict to court as they battle over the future of Victoria and her unborn baby.
* Brad has a surprising demand regarding Victoria’s baby.
* Jack enlists Ben’s help in an attempt to incriminate Victor, but will he damage his own career?
* Gloria and Kevin come one step closer to learning Jack’s secret. Meanwhile, Gloria schemes to throw Jeff’s suspicions on someone else.
* Cane encourages Lily to enter the “Face of Jabot” contest, while Amber is determined to compete despite Cane’s objections.

Monday, November 26, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of Nov. 26th

AMC: Richie's prison psychiatrist pays him a visit in Pine Valley. Will Ryan figure out what they're up to?
ATWT: Alison figures out who the birth mother (and father) is in Gwen's adoption.
B&B: The police search Stephen Logan's hotel room and find something of significance.
Days: Chloe returns to Salem and finds Belle acting suspicious.
GH: Despite being deceived by Elizabeth, Lucky tells her he still wants to raise Jake.
GL: Marina walks in on Cyrus and Harley during a close moment.
OLTL: Charlie arrives in Llanview looking for his son.
Passions: Eve urged "Valerie" to tell Julian she was really Vincent in disguise.
Y&R: Jack leaked a tape that could make Victor look guilty of murder.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

PICTURES From Super Soap Weekend 2007

Hey Guys!

I have finally uploaded, fixed and sorted my pictures from ABC's Disney-MGM Super Soap Weekend 2007, Nov. 9-11. Out of about 100 pics taken, these were the best ones -- ones that weren't too dark or blurry. I hope you enjoy them! (Also, I hope you've been watching the videos I've been posting!)

Here is the Shutterfly link to view the album:

Also, here is a taste of some of the pictures in the album:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Y&R: The Rescue

On Friday, November 23, CBS will air a special episode of The Young and the Restless entitled "Out of the Ashes: The Rescue," showing highlights from the series' recent week of episodes about the Clear Springs Building Collapse.

VIDEO: AMC Talk Show at Super Soap Weekend

Here is a snippet from the All My Children talk show at Disney-MGM's Super Soap Weekend 2007 (Saturday, Nov. 10). This outtake features Cameron Mathison and Melissa Claire Egan joking around on the set.

VIDEO: Kassie DePaiva Sings at Super Soap Weekend 2007

Kassie DePaiva (Blair, One Life to Live) sings her hit single, Too Little, at Super Soap Weekend 2007. Watch my video below:

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SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* Thorne and Felicia drag Donna into a steamy situation.
* Eric expects one thing but gets another.
* Someone attempts murder at the conclusion of the Forrester Fashion show. Who is the shooter and who is the victim?


Next Week:

* Kate tries to seduce Roman for her freedom.
* EJ tells Sami it's time for their son to meet Stefano.
* Hope tells Marlena about Belle's affair.
* Nick and Chelsea find disturbing evidence against Ford.
* The identity of the mysterious woman from Sami and EJ's wedding is revealed.
Thursday - Belle is surprised by Chloe's return.
Friday - Steve and Bo warn Ford to stay away from their daughters.


Next Week:

Monday, November 26
* Pilar is shocked that Gwen might allow her own son to die.
* Luis is kidnapped.
* Alistair taunts Sheridan about Marty.

Tuesday, November 27
* Ethan, Theresa and Gwen await news of a donor for Jonathan.
* Alistair holds Luis and Pretty hostage.
* Paloma catches Noah and Fancy in bed together!

Wednesday, November 28
* Theresa allows Jane to be Jonathan's donor.
* Pretty seduces an unconscious Luis.
* Tabitha's magic destroys Noah and Paloma's relationship.

Thursday, November 29
* Luis comforts an emotional Pretty.
* Wounded Spike believes Sheridan was behind his attack.
* Valerie threatens Eve's children to keep her quiet.


This Week:

* While Victoria and her child’s life hang in the balance, Nikki and Victor struggle to make a decision about whose life to save. Will they come to an agreement in time?
* Phyllis learns her appeal has been granted, leading to a bittersweet reunion with Nick, as the Newman family remains in crisis.
* Lily invites Cane to Thanksgiving but when the preparations don’t go as planned, Lily cancels dinner. Lily finds comfort from an unlikely source, but will she be able to pull together dinner in time?
* Kevin visits Jana in prison on Thanksgiving with the proposal of a lifetime.

VIDEO: Nathan Fillion - The Three Faces of Soap Acting

One Life to Live alumnus Nathan Fillion had some excellent advice for Ellen on The Three Faces of Soap Acting. It takes only 1 minute to watch, and it is worth every second (all 60 of 'em), trust me. (Thanks for the heads-up, Elly!)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

VIDEO: The Ladies of ABC Soaps Perform "Cell Block Tango"

The ladies of the ABC soaps perform their own version of Chicago's "Cell Block Tango." With Bobbie Eakes, Bree Williamson, Kristen Alderson, Tika Sumpter and Melissa Claire Egan. This performance was from Disney MGM's Super Soap Weekend Street Jam on Saturday, November 10.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Days Actor Let Go

In another casting upheaval at Days of Our Lives, Marcus Patrick, who portrayed Jett Carver, has been let go. His last day was yesterday. Rumors are swirling that he was fired because he posed for racy pics in Playgirl magazine. A Days rep adamantly denies those rumors, stating that the ousting is story-line dictated.

Of course, people who are looking for a juicy story will say that Days is covering up, however, I believe they are telling the truth. I interviewed Marcus a few months ago, and he talked openly about the Playgirl spread (a Days rep was on the phone with us). Days did not seem to have a problem with it, at least not one that they led on to me about. He was proud of the pics, and it would seem he would have downplayed the spread if he thought it might get him fired.

I think his leaving is just a part of the budget shake-up at Days. I mean, they had to let Drake Hogestyn go, for goodness sake! They are hanging on by a thread each year when it comes renewal time, which is a shame, since Days of Our Lives is an iconic American soap-opera! Hopefully things will settle down there soon, and we won't lose any more cast members.

OLTL Actor Let Go

As expected, Nathaniel Marston (left, with Trevor St. John as Todd), Michael McBain of One Life to Live, has been let go. The firing following the bizarre incident of last month where he went on what seemed like "a drugged-out rampage" according to witnesses, injuring innocent bystanders in NYC.

"Nathaniel Marston has been a valuable member of the cast of One Life to Live bringing Michael McBain to life for legions of fans," a OLTL spokesperson said in a statement. "He leaves the show with our sincere appreciation for his many contributions and our support as he addresses personal challenges. We wish him well."

After the news went public, Nathaniel had this to say on his personal Web site:

Now that ABC has officially commented, I can confirm that I have been let go from One Life To Live. I don't think of this as an ending, but rather the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Your support and encouragement have meant the world to me and have buoyed my spirits in a trying time. I know that my absence from the show will be a disappointment to many of you. All I can say is let the decision-makers at ABC know how you feel. I would also like to thank those of my co-workers at One Life To Live who took the time to get in touch with me to offer your friendship and prayers. You know who you are and let me just say that you are amazing people and I will never forget your compassion.

As you know, I did not start my career in soap operas, but in commercials, film and primetime television. I will continue to pursue these avenues, as well as any other opportunities that come my way. The best part of being on One Life To Live was that it gave me the chance to meet so many wonderful fans. Your energy and enthusiasm are truly awesome, and I hope you'll come along for the ride as I embark on the next phase of my career.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

VIDEO: Cameron and Edyta at Super Soap Weekend

I haven't had time to sort through and touch-up all my pictures from Super Soap Weekend yet, but, in honor of Cameron and Edyta's (premature, in my opinion) departure from Dancing With the Stars, I wanted to post this video of their performance this past Saturday night.


ER star, and former General Hospital heartthrob, John Stamos, was involved in a disturbance on a plane this past Monday.

According to "The unnamed woman reportedly shook the actor awake during the flight from Chicago, Ill., to Los Angeles, and then sat in, and refused to give up, his first-class seat when he went to the toilet. Stamos, who was traveling with a friend, was hit several times in the hand as the woman began shouting and threatening him. F.B.I. agents boarded the plane when it landed, as is standard procedure when dealing with a midair disturbance. The officials took statements from numerous witnesses, although it appears no charges will be filed."

First of all, someone needs to file charges -- this woman is evidently deranged. Second of all, how weird would that have been for John to suffer through? The man was just trying to catch some Zzz's. I know how I get when I am awakened -- imagine how it is to be awakened by a crazed fan?
OK, now here is E! Online's version, which doesn't sound nearly as weird as imdb's version of the events: "The ER star was involved in an altercation while flying first class from Chicago to Los Angeles when he was approached by a woman interested in chatting while he was trying to sleep. When the woman persisted in getting louder, airline personnel tried to quiet her, and as part of standard procedure, they notified authorities when the plane landed. The FBI took statements from everyone involved, but it appeared no charges would be filed."

Cameron Mathison Dances Into the Sunset

Cameron Mathison has made the soap world proud. He made it to the top 5 dancers on Dancing With the Stars, before being voted off last night. When you consider all he's been doing since he started the show, it's amazing he's still awake, let alone dancing up a storm.

As many of you know, Cameron has been filming everyday for All My Children, rehearsing for DWTS whenever he gets a break, and he is also doing all kinds of promotional events -- the most recent being Super Soap Weekend. I saw him upclose at SSW and can't believe how great he looks for being run so ragged. It just goes to show what eating right and exercise will do for you, that's for sure!

While I am bummed I'll no longer get to watch him dance, in a way, I am happy that now he'll finally be able to catch up on some Z's. But as he said last night, he wanted more than anything to be able to stay on and keep competing.

Most of us agree that Marie Osmond is the weakest dancer out of them all, and she should not have lasted past the third week. But those Osmonds have a HUGE fan base, and they keep saving her, since the judges have made it clear that she is not up to par with the rest of the dancers. Also, with the news of her father's passing, it would have been cruel to vote her off this week.

Now, I am wholeheartedly pulling for 90210 alum Jennie Garth. Please help me and vote for Jennie next week. We need to keep the great dancers on the show -- especially soap-opera alumni! -- and leave the mediocre ones behind.
(Photo courtesy of ABC Television)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* Push comes to shove when Stephen and Stephanie face off.
* A new face joins Forrester Creations.
* Donna and Eric’s sexual romp is interrupted by an unexpected guest.
* A dangerous weapon is brought into the picture.
* Eric asks his special lady to be part of his fashion show fame.


Next Week:

* Kayla catches Stephanie with a home pregnancy test.
* Suspects involved in EJ's shooting are revealed.
* The sorority girls post flyers to let others know Ford is a rapist.
* Philip is desperate for Belle to call off her wedding.
* Lucas asks Sami for primary custody of their daughter.
Thursday - Pre-empted
Friday - The family gathers for Belle and Shawn's wedding.


Next Week:

Monday, November 19
* Sheridan is torn between Marty and Luis.
* Valerie goes to Eve for an exam.
* Tabitha plots trouble for Noah and Paloma.

Tuesday, November 20
* Tabitha decides to spare Gwen any more grief.
* Luis must decide if he will sacrifice himself to save Marty.
* Noah and Fancy kiss!

Wednesday, November 21
* Ethan and Theresa wonder if Jane is a match for Jonathan.
* Sheridan fears she'll never see Luis again.
* Pilar's secret is finally revealed!

Thursday, November 22
* Gwen makes a shocking statement to Theresa.
* Tabitha has a sad Thanksgiving without Endora.
* Eve discovers Vincent is pregnant!


This Week:

* Paul comes clean to Heather, but will his revelations bring legal trouble for Michael and Lauren?
* Victor and Nikki are faced with an impossible decision when Victoria’s condition places her unborn baby in danger.
* Gloria romances Jeff, but fears he may know the truth about her guilt in the Jabot case.
* Phyllis’ appeal goes to trial. Will she finally be released from jail?
* Daniel clashes with Heather, but later sees her sensitive side.

Monday, November 12, 2007

McClain's World Stops Spinning Early

First she was poisoned by pancakes, now (I'm assuming) she's going back into a coma? However the writers decide to conclude Rosanna's storyline on As the World Turns, Cady McClain is making an early exit, as explained on her blog:

"I have sad news. TPTB are wrapping up the Rosanna storyline early. I was slated to work through February, but the story took a dramatic turn that will alter that plan. I have always been open to all possibilities, even this one, but I will be sad to have to say goodbye so soon.

Thanks for all your support during my brief return! Who knows where I shall land next. It’s gonna be an interesting 2008!
Love and gratitude always…

Darnit! I was hoping to see her interact more with Scott Bryce (Craig) and would have loved to see her with Wally Kurth when he debuts soon on the soap. Hopefully another soap will snatch her up, or perhaps All My Children will make up for their mistake and resurrect her after her death at the hands of Aunt Jemima. See you soon somewhere, Cady!

OK, so this is weird that Dana mentions this, because it made me remember something that happened at Super Soap Weekend that I did not think anything of at the time. During the AMC talk show, they were all talking, having fun, and I can't remember the context of it, but someone mentioned Cady McClain out of the blue. It got quiet for a moment, and then someone changed the subject really fast. Could one of the actors almost have slipped up and mentioned that Cady was coming back to AMC? Did I happen to hear a "kinda" spoiler? I hope so! If she does come back to AMC soon, remember, you heard it HERE first!

SPOILERS! Week of Nov. 12th

AMC: Jonathan offers to have Richie removed from Ryan and Annie's lives for good.
ATWT: Lily and Dusty rekindle their old romance, but how far will they go?
B&B: Eric makes his choice between wife Stephanie and trophy mistress Donna.
Days: Steve gets caught looking for his hidden firearm.
GH: Luke's heart stops when he's around Tracy, but not in a good way.
GL: Bill Lewis returns to Springfield and sets his sights on a certain pint-size Spaulding.
OLTL: Natalie enjoys making Jared jealous. Will these two kids finally get frisky?
Passions: After briefly mourning the loss of yet another lover, Esme turns to the Julian.
Y&R: Nikki puts aside her own wishes and announces that Victoria would not want her baby to die.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Kassie DePaiva Is the Awesomest

Quick post, checking in from ABC's Super Soap Weekend at Disney MGM Studios. Here's a shot taken after my interview with Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL). She is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. I heart Kassie! BTW, I am 5'8", so you can see, she is a tall one!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

From Harmony to Sin City

James Hyde, who plays the ruggedly handsome Sam Bennett, Harmony's fearless police chief on Passions, will be guest-starring on Las Vegas tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 9. He joins former daytime hunk (now nighttime hunk) Josh Duhamel.

While I'm not sure exactly what James' role is, here is the episode description: "The Montecito hosts an environmentally friendly conference, making Delinda realize everyone should do their part to protect Mother Earth."

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kirsten Storms Cops a Plea


General Hospital star Kirsten Storms had her own daytime drama play out in an L.A. courtroom today as her attorney, on her behalf, pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges.

The judge sentenced Kirsten to three years probation and ordered her to attend 12 AA meetings. That must start immediately, and she must attend two meetings per week. Storms' license was also suspended for six months, and she must pay a $390 fine.

If she fails to comply with these terms, she must serve 13 days in County Jail.

Storms was arrested in September after a CHP officer noticed a lit cigarette being thrown from her blue Mercedes. She was pulled over and the officer noticed an odor of booze in the car. After failing field sobriety tests, the actress was booked on DUI charges.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Former Soap Star Newest Addition to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Rib Hillis, who played Jake on Port Charles and filled in for Eric Martsolf as Ethan on Passions when he was on paternity leave, is now a carpenter on the reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Before that he traveled the world as a model. The multitalented Hillis has also sweated it up on two other home improvement shows: Model Citizen and Get A Grip.

He debuts on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Nov. 11th on ABC at 8 pm.

MILESTONE ALERT: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will celebrate it's 100th episode on Sunday, Nov. 25. Don't miss it -- like every episode, this one is sure to be special!

(photo credit: ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

Sami Brady Would Like to Buy a Vowel

Tune in to the syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune the week of Nov. 12th thru 16th for Celebrity Week. Contestants spinning the wheel will include a few soap stars among the mix: HGTV host Kristen Cunningham; celebrity chef Paula Deen; The Closer star (and recent Y&R guest star) Robert Gossett; Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother); Paige Hemmis (Extreme Makeover); celebrity chef Sandra Lee; Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU); Jeff Probst (Survivor); Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos); Sherri Shepherd (The View); Robin Strasser (Dorian, One Life to Live); Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days of Our Lives); Gina Tognoni (Dinah, Guiding Light); talk-show host Montel Williams; and Jacob Young (JR, All My Children).

SPOILERS! Week of Nov. 5th

AMC: Lily could find herself in over her head again when she takes a liking to psychotic Richie.
ATWT: Evan Walsh Jr. comes to Oakdale and asks Craig for a job. (InTurn winner Ryan Serhant makes his debut.)
B&B: Stephanie receives a delivery from a "secret admirer."
Days: The attempted murder of EJ has many suspects, and Lucas doesn't help his case by hiding his gun from Bo.
GH: Ric, Carly, and Maxie's lives are all in danger as a lunatic Zacchara is on the loose.
GL: Coop gets mixed signals as Ashlee pushes him away for his own good.
OLTL: Starr fears Cole met with foul play after what she discovers at his house.
Passions: Eve meets with the hospital review board in a drugged-up state.
Y&R: Paul finally comes clean with Heather.

Disney/MGM Studios Super Soap Weekend 2007 Is Upon Us

Well, I just received my Press Schedule for ABC's Super Soap Weekend, which takes place this weekend at the Disney/MGM Studios. More than 30 stars from the ABC soaps will be there, with plenty of opportunities for fans to get up-close and personal with their favorite actors. I can't wait!

In the meantime, I've been working in overdrive getting myself prepared for my various interviews that I have lined up, as well as a jam-packed schedule at the theme park. (So, if my blog posting is a little light this week, that is why.)

But never fear -- faithful readers of our Daytime Dial Web site will be getting exclusive news, and, even better, exclusive pics, of all the goings-on this weekend. I will be interviewing Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Laura Wright, Kassie DePaiva and Rebecca Herbst, and will be riding in a motorcade with Alicia Minshew! Plus, lots more!

I am especially excited about the Saturday night "Party With the Stars" dinner that I have been invited to. All the stars, executives and press will be attending this exclusive party. I'll be taking plenty of pictures and getting lots of first-hand scoop to share with all of you.

Shoot me an e-mail (, or respond in the comments section of this post, if you have any questions you'd like for me to ask any of the stars I named above. If appropriate, I'll try to fit them into my interviews.

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* Nick surprises Taylor with a special gift.
* Donna shows Stephanie who’s boss.
* Jackie makes a big splash.
* Stephen comes to the rescue.
* Stephanie receives a disturbing gift.


Next Week:

* A vision of Colleen influences Sami to help EJ.
* Roman discovers that EJ wasn't the only target at the wedding.
* Bo and Shawn are on the hunt for the shooter with many suspects in mind.
* Philip makes it clear to Belle that he will not give up on her.
* Cordy reveals that she will not testify at Ford's hearing.
Thursday - Sami tells EJ she loves him!
Friday - Steve falls into Bo's trap while trying to retrieve his gun.


Next Week:

Monday, November 12
* Tabitha makes Theresa an interesting offer.
* Gwen is horrified by Rebecca's actions.
* Noah and Paloma share a special date at the Blue Note.

Tuesday, November 13
* Theresa accidentally poisons Gwen's tea.
* Frantic Rebecca tries to take back her mistake.
* A mysterious caller has information for Sheridan and Luis.

Wednesday, November 14
* Tabitha continues to spread evil.
* Gwen fights for life.
* Spike and Esme get close.

Thursday, November 15
* Ethan shocked by what Theresa has done.
* The menacing white-haired woman swears her revenge on Pilar.
* Drunken Esme and Julian bond at the Blue Note.


This Week:

* Victor is devastated as blame for the Clear Springs collapse falls on him, while Victoria's condition continues to worsen.

* Determined to prove his own innocence in Ji Min's death, Jack tries to throw suspicion on Victor.

* Heather overhears shocking information that could put Paul behind bars. Meanwhile, Paul prepares to tell Heather the truth about her paternity.

* Enrique Iglesias performs at Indigo.Neil and Karen take their relationship to the next level.

* Painful memories trigger panic attacks for Lauren.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

AMC Alumnus Is the New Knight Rider

NBC has cast Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie Martin, All My Children) as the lead in a new Knight Rider 2-hour TV movie that, if picked up for the season, could revive the infamous '80 series, which featured Michael Knight and his talking Trans Am, KITT, fighting crime -- and looking foxy while doing it.

As reported in the Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old actor will play the son of Michael Knight, the character David Hasselhoff made famous.

The TV movie is being produced by The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. He also might direct the pilot, if he can fit it not his schedule. NBC is shooting the telepic as a so-called backdoor pilot, meaning if the ratings are solid, it could become a series. No word yet on whether the Hoff will make a cameo in the new TV movie.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Former "ATWT" Bad Boy Has Shown Gift for Comedy

Who would have thought that the guy who played hot-tempered Kevin Gibson, Frannie Hughes’s (Julianne Moore) on-again, off-again boyfriend on As the World Turns back in 1985, would become such a gifted comedy actor? Steven Weber started out on ATWT” playing bad boy Kevin (well, he did redeem himself by taking a bullet for Frannie), then spent many years on the hilarious sitcom Wings. Since then the series he’s been attached to haven’t had the same success “Wings” did, most recently the critically acclaimed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Now he’s partnering up with another gifted comedian, Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live“), in the lighthearted Lifetime holiday movie More of Me.

A quick synopsis reads: "Molly Shannon and Steven Weber star in this whimsical, lighthearted, and touching comedy about an overworked and overextended wife, mom and career woman who splits into three separate versions of herself with distinct personalities in order to manage her chaotic life."

"More of Me" premieres Sat. Nov. 17th at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

The Nonprofit Shopping Mall

Along with the stars of Guiding Light, you can benefit your favorite nonprofit organization by doing your holiday shopping through the Nonprofit Shopping Mall. Go here: for all the details. Join Robert Newman (Josh) and Nicole Forester (Cassie) and help out your favorite cause.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SOAPnet Sundays are Sonnylicious

Sunday isn't just for football. Fire up the grill and crack open a beer while watching the following "General Hospital" marathons:

· Sunday 11/4 10pm-12am – GENERAL HOSPITAL: PORT CHARLES HOTEL FIRE Mini Marathon
· Sunday 11/11 10pm-12am – GENERAL HOSPITAL: SONNYLICIOUS Mini Marathon
· Sunday 11/18 10pm-12am – GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIKOLAS, PRINCE OF PORT CHARLES Mini Marathon
· Sunday 11/25 10pm-12am – GENERAL HOSPITAL: TRAIN WRECK Mini Marathon

Contest: Dollars or Diapers - It's Your Choice!

Procter & Gamble Productions has announced its College Education Sweepstakes where you can win either $50,000 toward your child's education or a six-month supply of Pampers. To enter, watch "As the World Turns" and/or "Guiding Light" on CBS on the following three days: November 12th, 14th and 16th. Then answer the following question for each of these three days: Which character spoke the opening line of the show* that day? You can submit only one answer per day (one for "GL" or one for "ATWT") and all three answers need to be correct to qualify.

Visit by 6 pm ET on Nov. 21st to submit your answers and be entered into the sweepstakes. Approximate drawing date is Nov. 27, 2007. No Purchase Necessary.

*That day's episode; excludes previews or promos.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

SPOILERS: Y&R November Sweeps Teasers!

* Every parent's worst fear forces Nikki and Victor to fight against each other when a tragic choice must be made.
* A surprise decision could spell freedom for Phyllis.
* Everyone knew Jack had a motive to kill Ji Min -- but is someone trying to frame Jack?
* Will the chemistry between Cane and Lily be too hot to handle?
* Karen and Neil are falling for each other -- but can there ever be another woman for Neil now that he's lost Dru?

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* Eric delivers a shocking announcement to Stephanie.
* Ashley moves on.
* Brooke has something that Nick wants.
* The future of Spectra Fashions is decided.
* Will Taylor accept Baby Jack as her own?


Next Week:

* Lucas is desperate to call for an intervention for Sami.
* Shawn proposes a wedding date to Belle.
* Will admits he'd like to live with Carrie and Austin.
* Hope tells Bo about Philip and Belle's torrid secret.
* Max makes a stand when Ford shows up at the Cheatin' Heart.
* Kate warns Philip not to interfere with Shawn and Belle's relationship.
Thursday - All gather to watch Sami wed EJ.
Friday - Someone is shot at Sami and EJ's wedding.


Next Week:

Monday, November 5
* Gwen attacks Eve.
* Fancy catches Luis and Sheridan making love.
* Vincent makes a shocking discovery.

Tuesday, November 6
* Gwen and Ethan are furious with a drunken Eve.
* Esme pushes Fancy to fight for her man.
* Endora and Tabitha are reunited!

Wednesday, November 7
* Theresa slaps Pilar!
* Fancy is devastated when Luis leaves her to meet Sheridan.
* Tabitha targets Spike for her next evil spell.

Thursday, November 8
* Eve faces the hospital review board.
* Gwen blames Theresa for Baby Jonathan's poisoning.
* Pilar's guilt is destroying her.


This Week:

* The Newman family faces tragedy in the wake of the Clear Springs collapse.
* Accusations are made as the cause of the disaster at Clear Springs remains a mystery.
* Survivors pray for the injured and hold vigil at the hospital, while others must cope with horrific memories.
* Phyllis is frustrated by the restrictions of her work release.
* Gloria and Jeff continue to play cat-and-mouse. Who will come out ahead in their dangerous game?
* The ghost of John Abbott pays a Halloween visit.

Days Cast "Greened Up" North Hollywood Park

Press Release

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – October 30, 2007 – This past Saturday, cast and crew members from NBC's popular daytime drama Days of our Lives helped beautify the North Hollywood Park (11455 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA) at the first "Days of our Lives Adopt-a-Park" event in support of NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" campaign.

Throughout the day approximately 40 people attended the event including Days cast members Deidre Hall, Alison Sweeney, Stephen Nichols, James Scott, Nadia Bjorlin, Brandon Beemer, Darin Brooks, Blake Berris, Matthew Florida, Kristen Renton and their family and friends.

Wearing green T-shirts with the "Green Is Universal" logo the cast and crew planted approximately 15 trees, cleaned up several flowerbeds, picked up trash, and raked leaves.

"It was a pleasure working with the cast of Days of our Lives this weekend," said Tom Leveque, North Hollywood Park Maintenance Supervisor, Department of Recreation & Park, City of Los Angeles, "The staff and I really appreciated all of their hard work in helping to beautify the park and we look forward to their next visit."

Days of our Lives hopes that this event will encourage their fans to get involved in beautifying their own local communities, and suggests fans to contact their local parks’ department to find out about similar programs.

"Planting a tree is a gift we give to our children, our town, and our planet. If feels good on every level, and I highly recommend it!" said Deidre Hall.

Here are some pics from the event (courtesy NBC and Days of Our Lives):

POLL: Did Y&R's "Out of the Ashes" Live Up to the Hype?

Now that the initial disaster has passed (although many Genoa City residents will be dealing with the after-effects for quite some time to come), did the week-long catastrophe live up to all the hoopla?

For me, I say "YES!" I was very happy with how the disaster was handled. I like that each day featured a new set of characters to rescue, without a whole lot of dragging out and such. Everyone did such a great job "acting injured and scared."
Plus, as Peter Bergman told me many people told him during filming: I loved seeing Jack Abbott all filthy dirty! (see pic, courtesy You don't see that happen too often!