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.