Friday, August 31, 2007

DON'T FORGET: Passions Live Tonight

Just a quick reminder:

Don't miss Passions LIVE! hosted by Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop) today at 8 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST, on DIRECTV's The 101.

Guest co-Hosts for today's show will be Emily Harper (Fancy) and Erin Cardillo (Esme).

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ian Ziering Reunites with Former 90210 Castmate Jason Priestley

Ian Ziering to Guest Star on 3 Episodes of the Lifetime Series Side Order of Life Starting Sunday, September 23 at 10 PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - Ian Ziering (Dancing with the Stars) will guest star on three episodes of the Lifetime Television series Side Order of Life, which stars Marisa Coughlan, Jason Priestley, Diana Maria Riva and Christopher Gartin. He was most recently seen in the popular celebrity dance-competition show, Dancing with the Stars where he was a semi-finalist. Ziering was recently a front-runner to host the game show The Price is Right and just completed filming Azteca, an action-adventure film in which he stars. His next film, Step Seven, begins shooting this October.

Ian, of course, is most well-known to television audiences for his role as Steve in the hit FOX series Beverly Hills, 90210 in which he starred with Jason. In the Side Order of Life episode, "Awakenings," Ian will portray Brian Fowler, a man Jenny (Coughlan) thinks might be Cell Phone Man, the man she has been having a telephone romance with but has never met in person. The episode premieres on Sunday, September 23rd at 10:00 pm (ET/PT).

Below is a description of the episode "Awakenings": Jenny (Marisa Coughlan) overhears a nearby conversation and tracks downa man named Brian Fowler (Ian Ziering) who she thinks could be Cell Phone Man. Jenny's father Richard (Joe Regalbuto) leaves town. Ian (Jason Priestley) spontaneously proposes to Becca (Ashley Williams). Vivy (Diana Maria Riva) and Rick (Christopher Gartin) plan a road trip to Mexico to buy her expensive cancer drugs. Starring Marisa Coughlan, Jason Priestley, Diana Maria Riva, Christopher Gartin and guest-star Ian Ziering.

90210 Alum and AMC Star to Dance the Night Away!

The newest round of Dancing With the Stars competitors has been announced. They are as follows:

* Jennie Garth of Beverly Hills, 90210 will be paired with Derek Hough, a newcomer who is brother of Julianne Hough.

* All My Children star Cameron Mathison (pictured) with Edyta Sliwinska, who has appeared in all five seasons.

* Two-time champ Cheryl Burke with Wayne Newton.

* Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

* Sabrina Bryan of The Cheetah Girls with newcomer Mark Ballas.

* Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves with Julianne Hough. She danced with Apolo Anton Ohno, last season's victor.

* Billionaire Mark Cuban with Kym Johnson.

* Model-actress Josie Maran with Alec Mazo, who was the season one winner with Kelly Monaco (of GH).

* Boxer Floyd Mayweather with Karina Smirnoff.

* Marie Osmond with Jonathan Roberts.

* Model Albert Reed -- of Abercrombie & Fitch fame -- with Anna Trebunskaya.

* Actress Jane Seymour with Tony Dovolani.

The women dance the foxtrot or cha cha cha on Monday, Sept. 24. The men do the same routines on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The first results show and elimination will be Wednesday, Sept. 26. On the Sept. 26 show, Dolly Parton will sing 9 to 5 and Better Get to Livin'.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Real-Life Couple Has Split

Kyle Lowder (Rick, BB; ex-Brady, Days) and Arianne Zuker (ex-Nicole, Days), who married on Aug.3, 2002, have gone their separate ways.

The couple released this joint statement: "We are saddened to announce that after five years of marriage we will be amicably parting ways. This decision has come with great consideration and was not easy for either one of us. We continue to have tremendous respect, admiration and hold one another in the highest regard. We greatly appreciate all of the support we have received from our family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time and are grateful to everyone for respecting our need for privacy and healing as we move forward in this process."

This is truly sad news, as they made such a great couple. When I spoke with Kyle a few months back, he had nothing but praise for his soon-to-be ex-wife. He said: "At first, our characters (on Days), never spoke to one another, we never had scenes with one another. We started to date, and eventually married. Then, the writers decided to put us together. It was a little frustrating at times, because I felt like they were taking advantage of the situation. But it was all good. It was so fun to work with her. She is such an amazing actress -- nothing like her character on the show. It all worked out in the end."

I wish them both all the best and know that they will both be able to handle this newest obstacle with dignity and grace.

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



Stephanie squelches Donna's hopes for peace.


Andy and Ridge have an intense standoff with deadly results.

Eric is surprised by a phone call from Nick.


Next Week:

* EJ gets close to Sami while reading Colleen and Santo's love letters.

* Tony prepares to double-cross Stefano.

* Jett gets caught in the line of fire.

* Jeremy goes on the run.

* Nick doubts China Lee's claims of maternity.

Thursday - Colleen and Santo finally lose their inhibitions.

Friday - Rawlings forces Max and Stephanie to take a jump.


Next Week:

Monday, September 3
Tuesday, September 4
* Ethan wakes up from his coma.
* Sheridan tells Luis that their son, Marty, is still alive.
* Pretty poisons Fancy's lemonade!
Wednesday, September 5
* Whitney and Theresa have a tearful goodbye as Whitney announces she is leaving Harmony.
* Alistair orders a doctor to implant a device in Fancy's brain.
* Kay and Paloma worry that their relationships with Miguel and Noah could be in trouble.
Thursday, September 6
* Evil returns to Harmony - in more ways than one!
* Gwen tells Rebecca the truth about her secret love.
* Fancy's life is in danger during her surgery.
Friday, September 7
* Gwen ruins Theresa and Ethan's happy reunion with a big surprise.
* Sheridan gets proof that her beloved son is not dead.
* Tabitha, Kay and Miguel struggle to save Endora.


This Week:

* Phyllis is devastated as she receives her jail sentence. Upset, she clashes with Nikki about Summer’s future.
* Complications during Jana’s brain surgery put her life in danger, terrifying Kevin.
* Paul continues to help Heather with her legal cases, but will he reveal the truth about her paternity?
* Jill makes a deal with Ji Min to expose a secret that could destroy many in Genoa City, including Jack, Katherine and Nikki.
* Fearing she will be sent to prison, Amber searches for the missing money.
* Noah angrily lashes out after learning of Brad and Sharon’s affair

Holiday Pre-Emptions and Repeats

As you know, the Labor Day Weekend is upon us. For many, that means a day off work, bar-b-ques and beer. For soap fans, it means we don't get a new episode(s). Here is the following Labor Day Week schedule for the three major networks:

Monday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 7, all four shows (YR, BB, ATWT, GL) will not be shown, as the station will be airing the U.S. Tennis Open.

All shows will still air on Monday, Sept. 3, however, they will be repeats of a past favorite episode. AMC will be an unspecified encore presentation, while GH will re-air the show from Feb. 19, and OLTL will air an encore presentation of this year's Valentine's Day show.

Both Days and Passions will not be shown on Monday, Sept. 3.

Monday, August 27, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of Aug. 27th

AMC: Tad and Krystal surprise themselves with a kiss.
ATWT: Gwen finds herself back at square one.
B&B: Ridge grants Brooke her wish.
Days: Belle and Philip leave town together.
GH: Kate wants to know how Sonny really feels about her.
GL: Alan learns the truth about Jonathan.
OLTL: Blair tells Todd where his son is.
Passions: Fancy is kidnapped while making love to Luis.
Y&R: With her marriage on shaky ground, Nikki turns to David.