Friday, April 27, 2007

American Idol comes to B&B ... Sort of

Constantine Maroulis, best known for finishing 6th during the 4th season of American Idol, is slated to appear on The Bold and the Beautiful starting May 14 for a limited run. Early word is that his character will be named Constantine and he will be a musician (no joke). Gee, I wonder how Maroulis will prepare himself for such a stretch of a part, huh?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

POLL: Who Should Win Outstanding Younger Actor?

Passions Gets Picked Up by DirecTV

I just read this in Variety (thanks for the tip, FuzzyDave!):

Fans of witchcraft, crazy couplings, mermaids and half-men/half-women rejoice! Passions has been renewed for one full year, and starting in the fall, its episodes will be airing on DirecTV.

In an effort to bring in more women viewers (DirecTV already scores with the men ans all the sports offerings), DirecTV will be airing 52 weeks' worth of brand-new Passions episodes, however, instead of airing five days a week, production will be scaled back to four days a week. Also, its budget has been slashed by about one-third, so we might see some scaling back in the cast as well. No word yet on what else will be different, or who will be coming aboard or jumping ship, but as soon as we know, we will pass the word along to you.

For now, at least until Fall 2008, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Whew!

Monday, April 23, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of April 23rd

AMC: A distraught Krystal goes too far to get the truth out of Adam.
ATWT: Cleo's impersonation of Gwen is put to the test when she faces Will.
B&B: Brooke throws herself at Nick on his wedding day.
Days: Shawn and Belle find love on the run.
GH: Sonny is intrigued by an unexpected guest.
GL: Cassie asks Reva to be her maid of honor, unaware of her sister's betrayal.
OLTL: Todd is placed in a dangerous situation after he gets a tip about his son.
Passions: Fancy finds a way to get close to Luis behind bars.
Y&R: Nick learns about Phyllis' blackmail scheme. Can he get past it?

Sami Brady Teaches Crash Course in Motherhood

Tune in Saturday, May 12th, and watch SOAPnet’s tribute to motherhood. Well, how motherhood is on soaps, that is. A marathon will features episodes centering around the not-so-typical working mom Sami Brady and will be hosted by Sami’s portrayer, Alison Sweeney. All the fun, titled “You’ve Got a Mother Thing Coming,” takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on May 12th.

The featured episodes include:
9 a.m.: Lucas comes to Sami's rescue, and the two end up sleeping together. (Episode # 1995-7462, original airdate 2/1/05).

10 a.m.: As she prepares to marry Austin, Sami fights with Lucas. Austin overhears them and learns the truth about Sami. (Episode #2002-9273, original airdate 3/29/02).

11 a.m.: Thinking that Will's been kidnapped, Sami and Lucas go on live TV to plead for his return. (Episode # 2006-10408, original airdate 9/26/06).

So whether you’ve never watched “Days” before or make it appointment TV, Sweeney will appear between each episode to give you a quick course on the life of Sami Brady, fiance Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and son Will (Christopher Gerse). She’ll also share what it’s like to be a working mom and actress both on- and off-screen.