Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Kelly Ripa's "Mom" Returning to Daytime

Okay, that headline is a stretch, but I was feeling nostalgic. (Anyone else remember when Ripa first debuted as Hayley on All My Children with that hideous long, black wig??)

Olivia Birkelund, who once played Arlene Vaughan, Hayley's alcoholic mother and one of Adam Chandler's (David Canary) many ex-wives, is back, but in a new role. She's been cast on Guiding Light as Phoebe, a woman once scorned by Cyrus (Murray Bartlett), and Harley (Beth Ehlers) is not going to like what she has to say. Look for Birkelund to debut on March 11.