Friday, March 16, 2007

Eric Winter Cast on Brothers and Sisters

I recently spoke with Eric Winter (ex-Rex Brady, Days of Our Lives) to congratulate him on his new role on the nighttime drama Brothers and Sisters (which stars Calista Flockhart, Sally Field and Rob Lowe, to name only a few), and he had some things he wanted to share with our readers:

"I started shooting Brothers and Sisters this week, and I play Rob Lowe's younger brother, Jason McCallister. It's an amazing cast, and I'm really looking forward to working with everyone.

"I also am in the process of shooting a new pilot for CBS called Viva Laughlin!, which Hugh Jackman is executive producing. He's also playing a role in the pilot. The cast also includes Melanie Griffith. The writer created the showtime show Huff, and the director for the pilot episode directed The Pursuit of Happyness. So there are great people involved, and I'm really excited. I play the character of Peter Carlyle, a young detective."

Congrats on all these good things that have come your way, Eric! We'll be sure to catch you alongside another of our favorite heartthrobs -- Rob Lowe. Score!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Interview With Scott Bryce

Yesterday I had the privilege of interviewing Scott Bryce - the new-improved, original Craig Montgomery of As the World Turns. It was such a fun interview. Scott has a terrific sense of humor and a wonderful passion for the role of Craig.

While the interview won't be published until April 13, I will tell you that we can expect to see Scott's brand of Craig to return. Scott is interested in bringing the humanity back to the role. He doesn't just want to be the dastardly villain who twirls his mustache as he plans his evil mechinations. "Craig's desperate need and desire to excel, improve and find love" is what causes him to be who he is and act how he does. As an actor, Scott wants to "find the substance and the reason" behind the actions.

I was superexcited when I heard Scott was returning, and that feeling has only intensified now that I know the Craig we all remember will be back. Tune in April 10 to see Scott's first appearance. And as he said to me: "Please, grant me a little leeway at first. My first few episodes are like 'deer in the headlights,' I was so overwhelmed. Thank God I was working with Liz Hubbard ('Lucinda Walsh'). She made it a lot easier for me!"

No problem, Scott. You've been gone for more than a decade ... it takes some time to get your sea legs back!

POLL: If I Could Vote on the Emmy Awards ...

... here's who I would choose to win Outstanding Drama:

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

And the Nominees Are ...

CBS has dominated the soap categories for the 2007 Daytime Emmy nominations. One surprising omission was last year's winner for Outstanding Drama, "General Hospital." The nominees were announced on CBS's "The Early Show" this morning, Mar. 14, and the awards will be broadcast live Friday, June 15, on CBS. Here are the acting and show nominees for daytime dramas:

The Bold and the Beautiful, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless

Crystal Chappell (Olivia, “GL”), Maura West (Carly, “As the World Turns”), Kim Zimmer (Reva, “GL”), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, “Y&R”), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, “Y&R”)

Michael Park (Jack, “ATWT”), Anthony Geary (Luke, “General Hospital”), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus, “GL”), Peter Bergman (Jack, “Y&R”), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, “Y&R”)

Lesli Kay (Felicia “B&B”), Genie Francis “(Laura, “GH”), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, “GH”), Gina Tognoni (Dinah, “GL”), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline, “OLTL”), Heather Tom (Kelly, “OLTL”)

Trent Dawson (Henry, “ATWT”), Rick Hearst (Rick, “GH”), Dan Gauthier (Kevin, “OLTL”), Greg Rikaart (Kevin, “Y&R”), Kristoff St. John (Neil, “Y&R”)

Leven Rambin (Lily, “AMC”), Jennifer Landon (Gwen, “ATWT”), Alexandra Chando (Maddie, “ATWT”), Julie Berman (Lulu, “GH”), Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy, “GL”)

Van Hansis (Luke, “ATWT”), Jesse Soffer (Will, “ATWT”), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan, “GL”), James Stevenson (Jared, “Passions”), Bryton McClure (Devon, “Y&R”)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Shawn and Simone Take On Manhattan

This Thursday, March 15th, Brandon Beemer (Shawn, "Days") and Cathy Doe (Simone, "Passions") will be ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. To view the the ringing of the bell live, please view the link below.

Also on March 15th, Beemer will be signing autographs at the NBC Experience Store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC at noon.

Monday, March 12, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of Mar. 12th

AMC: Adam finds JR's actions (or lack of) unforgiveable.
ATWT: Brad reforms his way of thinking, becoming Luke's biggest defender.
B&B: Jackie involves Hope in her plan to reunite Brooke and Nick.
Days: Steve becomes more unglued and takes Kayla hostage.
GH: Mr. Craig threatens Nik into doing his bidding.
GL: Beth uses her old friend Rick to try to get knocked up.
OLTL: Cristian turns to another woman after seeing Todd and Evangeline together.
Passions: Julian and Eve learn their son was abused.
Y&R: Cane and Jill are put through the ringer when the DNA results come back.