Monday, December 29, 2008

Y&R: Such a Tease!

•Jill is terrified when Kay breaks into the Chancellor mansion. Will Kay be able to prove her identity?

•Tyra contemplates telling Neil (Kristoff St. John, pictured) her true feelings just before he’s about to wed Karen.
•Amber refuses to back down on her conspiracy theory about Kevin and may lose important relationships because of it.

•Phyllis’ scheme continues as Brad and Sharon share an intimate moment on New Years’ Eve

­­•After seeing Kay, Gloria devises a plan to use Kay’s memory loss to her advantage.

ATWT: Such a Tease!

•Lucy blows her cover.

•Katie (Terri Colombino, pictured) makes a difficult decision.

•Maddie is heartbroken at the sight of Casey and Alison together.

•An angry Noah storms out on Luke.

GL: Such a Tease!

•Bill reveals the truth to Lizzie.

•Alan proposes to Beth.

•Daisy (Bonnie Dennison, pictured) gets caught stealing.
•Frank surprises Natalia with a romantic dinner.

B&B: Such a Tease!

* Stephanie and Eric call a family meeting and deliver shocking news to their children.

* Thorne comes clean about his misdeeds.

* Pam frightens Donna before giving her a special gift.

* Owen (Brandon Beemer, pictured) and Donna’s “surf line” fashion show has an unexpected show stopper.

* Stephanie is left heartbroken on New Year’s Eve.

Interview: Soap Stars Share the Magic of the Holiday Season, Part 2

Allyson Rice (ex-Connor, “As the World Turns”): I LOVE Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. I put up an absurd amount of lights in my yard and on my house, including an 8-foot-tall inflated Santa on the roof. They go up immediately after Halloween (none of this after-Thanksgiving nonsense!). Starting last year, I decorate my car in lights as well. I wrap about four strands of multicolored lights all over it and plug them into an adapter inside the car. I have actually started to keep lights up in my house and one strand on the front and back porches throughout the entire year now. It just makes me happy to look at them. I say, Why limit the wonderful festive feeling of the season to only a month or two out of the year? I also make handmade Christmas balls (pictured) that we decorate our tree with, and I give them to family members as Christmas gifts. My grandmother started the tradition, and my dad and I, and now my youngest niece, are the ones who have kept it going, thanks to my mom’s encouragement after my grandmother passed away. I put up an art studio in my backyard earlier this year, where I have all my jewelry-making supplies, and I’ve set aside one corner of the place for my Christmas-ball-decorating supplies as well, so that I can make them year-round, whenever the inspiration hits. And of course I play the Christmas playlist I created on my iPod while I make them (I have more than 400 Christmas songs on it!).

Kassie DePaiva (Blair, “One Life to Live”): Normally I spend Christmas up in the Catskills with my immediate family, and between Christmas and New Year’s, I have cousins who come up from Atlanta with their children, and we just sit by the fire, play in the snow, snow-ski, and just eat, drink and be merry. It’s all a very fun, family time that has become tradition for the past 15 years. Usually there’s a lot of good snow, and there is always a lot of good fun.

Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, “The Bold and the Beautiful”): I spend the holidays with my family. It’s family and friends and a lot of food, a lot of cocktails and a lot of love.

Murray Bartlett (Cyrus, “Guiding Light”): It’s about being with family. I usually spend the holidays with family. Because it’s the middle of the summer in December in Australia, I’ll spend the holidays with family on a beach or something. It’s beautiful where we go — there’s the beach and the ocean, there’s tropical rainforests. Also, I remember back in 2000, I rang in the new millennium on a sand dune with my best friends. We just hung out there and waited for the New Year. That is my perfect kind of holiday.

James Reynolds (Abe, “Days of Our Lives”): Every Christmas when my son was young was a special Christmas. A child’s excitement on Christmas morning goes deeper than just getting things. There is a sense of magic and fantasy in the anticipation of this special day.

John O’Hurley (ex-Jim, “The Young and the Restless”): We are developing a family tradition. We just bought a place up in Vermont in an effort to return to authenticity. We’re now going to be spending our holidays up there; it’ll be our return to an authentic Christmas. It’s going to be spent in Vermont rather than L.A. I think Vermont is such a beautiful state, and the holidays are more special up there.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

GH: Such a Tease!

Jason and Sonny remain at an impasse.
Jax comforts Carly on Michael’s birthday.
Sonny and Carly reach a new understanding.

A power outage draws Jax and Carly closer together.
Spinelli’s timing couldn’t be worse.
Luke wins Tracy over.

Claudia scrambles to cover her tracks.
Johnny finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Nikolas and Nadine (Claire Coffee, pictured) make a surprising discovery.

OLTL: Such a Tease!

Marty sets out to even the score with Todd.
Asa’s lawyer has some disturbing news for the Buchanan clan.
Viki and Charlie confront Dorian (Robin Strasser, pictured) over her misdeeds.

Llanview rings in New Year’s Eve with a performance by Puddle of Mudd.
Todd hopes Marty will give him another chance.
John shares his plans for the future with Blair.

Marty pulls the rug out from under Todd.
Cole and John are unsettled by Marty’s actions.
Dorian gets quite an earful from Alex Olanov.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Annie confronts Ryan and Greenlee.
Krystal finds comfort in David’s arms.
JR (Jacob Young, pictured) defends Amanda from Adam’s accusations.

Ryan pops the question to Greenlee.
Zach and Reese share a friendly kiss.
Bianca gets an unexpected visitor.

Opal takes a peek into Greenlee’s future.
Zach and Reese want to put their kiss behind them.
Aidan makes a surprising discovery.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Daytime Dial wishes you and yours a happy holiday season!!!

Cindy & Dana
(and Butkus & Bernie)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Days: Such a Tease!


* Philip asks Stephanie to ring in the New Year with him.

* Rafe tells Sami he’s happy to spend the holiday with her.

* Chloe warns Brady to steer clear of Nicole.

* Kate urges Lucas (Bryan Dattilo, pictured) to move up her wedding date.

* Max and Chelsea share a New Year’s kiss at midnight.

Thursday – Pre-Empted

Friday – EJ proposes to Nicole.

Monday, December 22, 2008

GH: Such a Tease!

Jax and Carly end up under the mistletoe together.
Time is running out for Sam.
Luke and Robert remember old times.

Robin’s Christmas wish comes true.
Maxie and Spinelli team up to help Santa give everyone what they want.
A lonely Tracy (Jane Elliot, pictured) watches Luke from afar.

It's Robin and Patrick’s big day.
Jason asks Sonny to stop working for the Zaccharas.
Sam and Lucky reach a decision about their relationship.

OLTL: Such a Tease!

Starr takes a stand against her father.
Rex comes clean with Gigi.
Tess is no match for Bess.

Starr proves to be a thorn in Tea’s side.
Jared asks Clint a very important question about his future.
Tea clearly has her own agenda.

Todd despairs over losing Marty.
In a surprise move, Dorian comes through for Rex.
David Vickers (Tuc Watkins, pictured) returns to Llanview a changed man.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Ryan’s impressed by Greenlee’s kindness.
Taylor (Beth Ehlers, pictured) gives Brot a dose of tough love.
Zach hopes for a miracle.

Ryan and Greenlee act on their feelings.
Amanda sets out to get JR to fall off the wagon.
Krystal realizes that David has been drugging her.

Ryan and Greenlee can’t deny what they feel.
Annie escapes from Oak Haven.
A guilt-ridden Amanda pushes JR to drink.

B&B: Such a Tease!

·Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang, pictured) puts her relationship on the line for her son.

·Taylor and Rick share a cathartic moment.

·Phoebe’s absence weights heavily on the Forrester’s Christmas celebration.

·Nick’s practical joke turn serious.

·Donna opens the door to her worst fear.

Y&R: Such a Tease!

•Kay’s memories begin to flood back just as the Chancellor family prepares to spend their first Christmas without her.

•Lily (Christel Khalil, pictured) unravels a secret that will impact her relationships with both Billy and Cane.
•After a final plea from Adam, will Victor turns his back on his son?

•In a conversation with Ashley, Victor recounts painful memories from his time in Mexico.

­­•Michael has an extraordinary experience that teaches him about how important he is to the people he loves and how different their lives would be without him.

ATWT: Such a Tease!

•Lucy returns to Oakdale on a mission.

•Vienna discovers Henry’s (Trent Dawson, pictured) secret.

•Lily and Bonnie try to keep the truth from Jade.

•Carly lends Craig a shoulder to lean on.

GL: Such a Tease!

•Shayne (Jeff Branson, pictured) and Dinah start a fire to destroy the evidence against Bill.

•Buzz divulges Coop and Beth’s affair.

•Remy must choose between Ava and Christina.
•Olivia and Natalia mend their roommate problems.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Interview: Soap Stars Share the Magic of the Holiday Season, Part 1

Alison Sweeney (pictured, Sami, Days of Our Lives): I get to experience the magic of Christmas all over again with my son, Ben. A funny memory I have of Christmas last year is Ben kept saying to everyone “Very Christmas!” instead of “Merry Christmas!” It was the cutest thing!

Eric Winter (ex-Rex, Days): My favorite Christmas tradition was always the part where I’d wake up and my mom — or was it Santa? — would place my stocking on my bed for me to have when I’d wake up. For some reason, the fun stuff I’d get in my stocking would be more exciting than actually sitting around the tree and opening gifts. To this day I still get a stocking from my mom.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley, The Young and the Restless): I was born and raised in Southern California, so snow around the holidays just never happened. In fact, I had never seen snow before. So when I was about 8 years old, my mom and dad took me and my six brothers and sisters up to the local mountains (about a three-hour drive from home) for a week over Christmas. They had rented a log cabin for us. We got a tree from the forest and woke up Christmas morning to a blanket of white snow everywhere. It was a very magical Christmas!

Marsha Clark (ex-Hillary, Guiding Light): Since GL taped a month or so in advance, we always got a jump-start on the Christmas merriment. Because the sets were decorated for the season and story lines were involved with the holiday festivities, our Christmas celebrations (in Springfield) started in November!

The wonderful Charita Bauer, who played matriarch Bert Bauer, was our “Santa,” distributing her own thoughtful hand-picked gifts to the cast and crew when Christmas actually arrived (in New York) in December.

Charita and I both lived near each other and would often leave work at the same time. Some of my fondest yuletide memories are of walking home from the studio with Charita through the snowy streets of Manhattan, listening to her hilarious stories and peeking at the holiday audio-animatronics displays in the store windows. Actually, Charita’s warmth, kindness and humor kept the holiday spirit going year-round!

Kyle Lowder (Rick, The Bold and the Beautiful):
I moved to New York with my family when I was 3 years old. I believe there is no place like Christmas in New York. I know I am not the only one who feels that way. It is the absolute tradition — I’ve been doing it ever since I moved away from home, and now my wife joins me on the trip. Always Christmas in New York with the family. My parents live only about 30 miles north of Manhattan in the suburbs. So we’re always down to Manhattan seeing the Rockefeller Center tree, the 5th Avenue windows, and everything you can do tradition-wise in Manhattan, we are there doing it. That is something I make an effort to do every year. I’ve missed only two Christmases in New York since 1985, and that’s because my parents were living in Tokyo for my dad’s job. But if they are here, I am in New York with them, and I hope that’s a tradition that never ends.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

DAYS: Such a Tease!


Melanie guilts Max into inviting her to the Brady Christmas gathering.

Maggie gives Chloe a new ornament, but Chloe drops and breaks it.

Theo runs away from Lexie and gets lost.

Doug dresses as Santa to read the Christmas story to the kids in the hospital.

Victor fires Brady and Philip from Titan.

Thursday – Stephanie admits that she’d have a problem with Max moving on with Chelsea .

Friday – The killer pinpoints Rafe’s (Galen Gering, pictured) location.

Monday, December 15, 2008

B&B: Such a Tease!

· Brooke is determined to put a stop to Stephanie’s vendetta.

· Bridget searches for the truth.

· The Forresters gather for an emotional “goodbye.”

· Thorne’s (Winsor Harmon, pictured) secret comes back to haunt him.

· Rick ignores his family’s request.

GL: Such a Tease!

•Natalia and Olivia settle on a new living arrangement.

•Lizzie suffers a mental collapse.

•Daisy decides to move in with Grady (Kane Manera, pictured).
•Shayne proves to be a danger to himself.

ATWT: Such a Tease!

•Brad discovers Craig’s ruse and prepares to go to the police.

•Meg (Marie Wilson, pictured) goes to rescue Paul, but ends up needing rescuing of her own.

•Lily opens a door to Derek’s past.

•Katie breaks down, unsure of what to do­.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

GH: Such a Tease!

Jason is offered the deal of a lifetime.
Sonny and Claudia get to know each other better.
Lucky reaches the end of his rope with Sam.

Sam makes a daring move.
Claudia tells Jason it’s too late to make peace with Sonny.
Tracy doesn’t fall for Luke’s latest stunt.

Sonny starts to warm up to Claudia.
Johnny and Maxie (Kirsten Storms, pictured) try to put their awkward moment behind them.
Robin and Patrick plan their first Christmas as a family.

Jason realizes that Sam could be in danger.
Claudia is chilled by a message from Jerry.
Tracy isn’t buying Luke’s declaration of love.

Time is running out for Sam.
Jason tries to make a deal with Sasha.
Jerry plays a deadly game with Claudia.

OLTL: Such a Tease!

Tea (Florencia Lozano, pictured) causes a commotion at Todd’s arraignment.
Brody inadvertently causes Tess to come out.
Rex faces financial troubles.

Tea is Nora’s worst nightmare.
Tess tries to trick Brody into doing her bidding.
Cristian makes a surprising announcement.

Brody turns the tables on a vengeful Tess.
Tea is up to something.
Bo lights the Christmas tree in Angel Square.

Marty squares off with Tea.
Blair can’t ignore John’s interest in Marty.
Moe helps Dorian do a little bit of soul searching.

Tea grills Marty on the witness stand.
Cole threatens to kill Todd.
Sarah has it out with Cristian about Vanessa.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Bianca gets an earful when she drops in on Reese’s (Tamara Braun, pictured) father.
Taylor opens up to Frankie about her feelings for Brot.
Amanda tries to get JR to fall off the wagon.

David reminds Erica that she owes him one.
Krystal wants to know what David’s up to with Amanda.
Annie attacks Ryan when he visits her at Oak Haven.

Aidan fills Annie’s head with lies about Ryan.
Bianca’s insecurities about her and Reese’s relationship grow stronger.
David blackmails Joe to get what he wants.

Zach and Reese are forced to reveal their secret to Bianca.
Jake and Taylor run interference for Brot.
Randi’s past catches up to her.

Myrtle’s family and friends remember her with love and affection.
All of Pine Valley gathers to pay tribute to Myrtle.
Zach ensures that Myrtle will never be forgotten.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Interview Y&R: Eric Braeden Is Righting Wrongs

Eric Braeden has played the debonair billionaire Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless for nearly three decades. Now he also has taken on the role of executive producer and star of the feature film The Man Who Came Back, which was released on DVD this past Tuesday.

In the movie, Eric plays Reese Paxton, a Civil War hero who returns to the South after the war, only to discover that grave injustices are still happening toward the recently released slaves. His compassion for the ex-slaves leads to devastation in his family life.

Eric tells me: “When I first read the story, I liked it. What I liked was the revenge part of it. That is what attracted me to the story in the first place, but I wanted to give it some historical context. I wanted to deal with the race relations of that period and the relationship between plantation owners and those who worked for them. Then we found out about a labor strike in the South in 1887, and we went from there.”

Eric can personally relate to Reese on many levels. He confesses: “Personally, I have a deep-seated anger for someone who uses his power arbitrarily. When I see injustices committed, I just get angry. I have an innate feeling against bullies. I’ll fight them. I want to right those wrongs. And that stems from my childhood: I got into a lot of fights as a kid. My father died early on, so my upbringing was rough in that way. And we had teachers who came back from the Second World War, and they had dark eyes.

“So, you know, Reese was wizened by his experiences in the war. He had seen too much killing. He worked behind the scenes as an assassin, and he had seen too much of it. There are two ways to come out of an experience like that: You become worse, or you become better.”

Working on such a powerful story was bound to grab the attention of first-rate actors, and Eric considers himself lucky for the company he got to keep on this film. “It attracted a lot of good actors who were wonderful. They did me an enormous favor by working with me, from George Kennedy to Billy Zane, Armand Assante, Sean Young, Carol Alt and James Patrick Stuart. I’ve never enjoyed anything as much as I enjoyed doing this film.”

As executive producer, Eric had the final say in casting, music, editing — everything. “And I would do this again only under those circumstances,” Eric explains. “I’ve been in the business too long, and one knows too much about it. And I don’t want to be told by the people anymore, you know?

“But I love the whole process, and the people were so kind and so generous, the people I worked with down in Texas. I was impressed by the hospitality there. It was a labor of love, really. The director worked his ass off. A lot of passion went into this film. I’ve enormous respect for filmmakers. The whole post-production part was just as tough, from editing to sound design, music — just everything.”

So, when you rent or buy this movie, Eric has only one request: “I just want you to be entertained. Be entertained and maybe have some thoughts afterward. I want whoever sees this to be emotionally involved and moved. If they learn something, fine, but I want them to be moved.”

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kassie DePaiva Celebrates 15 Years on OLTL

This week marks 15 years that Kassie Wesley DePaiva has been playing Blair on One Life To Live. Those at her official fanclub have made a very special guestbook that they want her to read the week of December 11. Please take the time and drop Kassie a note to let her know what she has meant to you all these years. She just keeps getting better with age.

Here is the link:

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

OLTL: Such a Tease!

Rex makes inroads with Shane.
Brody puts Jessica at ease when he tells her what Tess did to him.
Jared and Natalie have their hands full watching Bree and Chloe.

Family and friends gather to mourn the loss of Starr’s baby as Andrew presides over her funeral.
Jessica has a big reaction to the news of Hope’s funeral.
Marty reaches out to Cole (Brandon Buddy, pictured).

Nora challenges Todd to do right by Marty.
Andrew gives Marty insight to her past.
Lola asks Langston to hide her so she won’t be deported.

Tea’s going to help Todd whether he likes it or not.
Vanessa has a surprising proposition for Cristian.
Nora throws the book at Todd.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Angie realizes how much she’s missed out on with Jesse.
Jake won’t compete with Brot for Taylor’s love.
Krystal and Bianca (Eden Riegel, pictured) end up snowbound with David at Wildwind.

David sets up an elaborate plan to lure Tad out of town.
Natalia accuses Angie of wanting Rebecca dead.
Bianca suspects Reese is lying to her about something.

Ryan commits Annie to Oak Haven.
Zach and Reese keep their secret alive in front of Bianca.
David questions Krystal about her and Tad’s relationship.

JR tears into Krystal when he finds her with David.
Reese is surprised to see her father in Pine Valley.
Zach demands that David perform a miracle for Kendall.

GH: Such a Tease!

Jason takes the blame for putting Jake in danger.
Sonny wants vengeance for the attack on Olivia.
Jax admits he still has feelings for Carly.

Sam wants to set the record straight with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn, pictured).
Nikolas is a fish out of water.
Maxie and Lulu make unlikely roommates.

Jason and Sam dodge a bullet.
Claudia grows suspicious of the sudden change in Sonny.
Olivia leaves Sonny with a warning.

Sam puts herself in danger.
Jason and Elizabeth seal the fate of their relationship.
Sonny uses kindness to manipulate Claudia.

Days: Such a Tease!


* Daniel (Shawn Christian, pictured) shows up at the Horton Cabin and gets an eye full of a teddy-clad Chloe.

* Philip quits his job at Titan.

* Marlena invites John to spend Christmas with her.

* Max gives Theo the toy dog from Trent.

* Sami takes a tumble and worries her baby is in jeopardy.

Thursday – Philip and Stephanie share their first kiss.

Friday – Dr. Baker shows up at the DiMera Mansion demanding money from Nicole.

Monday, December 08, 2008

B&B: Such a Tease!

• Ridge is the bearer of grim news.

• Rick’s innocence is in question.

• Grief pushes Steffy to the edge.

• Brooke learns the truth about Rick’s misdeeds.

• Stephanie seeks justice for her granddaughter’s ("Phoebe," MacKenzie Mauzy, pictured) death.

Y&R: Such a Tease!

•Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson, pictured) ends up in the emergency room after a confrontation with Lily.

•Billy learns the truth about Chloe’s baby, but will he keep it to himself?

•Will Phyllis admit what she witnessed in Paris when Nick finds out she was there for a photo shoot?

•Jeff creates a scheme to bring Gloria down after seeing her testify on River’s behalf.

­­•Victor gives Adam one last chance to save himself -- will he take it?

GL: Such a Tease!

• Dinah seeks out the true identity of her new confidant.

• Eleni returns to Springfield to surprise Marina.

• Coop divulges his affair to Buzz.

• ­Lizzie hires Cyrus (Murray Bartlett, pictured).­ ­

ATWT: Such a Tease!

•Dusty is surprised by Craig’s offer.

•Carly has a hard time as Jack and Janet’s wedding day approaches.

•Josie tells Meg the truth about Paul.

•­Luke (Van Hansis, pictured) meets a woman from Brian’s past.

Friday, December 05, 2008

GH Show Songs for Sale

By popular demand, ABC is releasing some of your favorite songs from General Hospital.

Mirroring the story lines of the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama, these songs are about undying love, heartbreak, lust and loss. Many of the songs have been themes for couples like Jason and Liz, Luke and Tracy, Jax and Carly, and Lulu and Logan. Hearing these songs will take you right back to the excitement and romance your favorite daytime drama brings you each and every day.

Some of the songs (and the characters) include: "Ours to Keep" (Jason and Elizabeth); "So Right" (Luke and Tracy); "Patience" (Jax and Carly); "Something About You" (Lulu and Logan); "Just Close Your Eyes" (Nikolas and Nadine) and "One Thing On My Mind" (Ric and Claudia), among others. Watch for more upcoming releases!

Each of the songs are available for purchase via iTunes starting December 15th for the price of 99 cents each. Log on to, or

SOAPnet Airs Three Classic Eps of GH for Christmas


Holiday Interstitials Hosted by Kirsten Storms and Bradford Anderson

After a long day of presents, eggnog and fruitcake, SOAPnet invites viewers to celebrate the season by relaxing and revisiting the best "General Hospital" Christmas episodes with "The Most of Christmas Past" marathon, airing December 25 from 8P – 11P ET/PT on SOAPnet.

Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli) will host holiday-themed interstitials throughout the marathon.

List of Episodes:
8PM – General Hospital Episode #1996-8637 (original air date 12/24/96) — Sonny helps out by taking over as a Christmas tree salesman; Jax and Brenda spend the holiday together and Jason shares special Christmas wishes with Lila and Robin.

9PM – General Hospital Episode #1998-9151 (original air date 12/24/98) – Lucky and Liz say they love each other for the first time and then exchange gifts with Nikolas and Emily; Monica asks Edward to play Santa and Alan to read the Christmas story at the hospital party.

10PM – General Hospital Episode #2004-10689 (original air date 12/24/04) – Ric and Alexis are rescued from the woods in time to celebrate Kristina’s Christening with Sonny and Carly; Emily shares Christmas dinner with Nikolas, who’s in jail.

Own a Piece of the Days Theme Song


SongVest®, the company that recently reinvented the music memorabilia business by offering the ultimate fan collectable — the songs themselves — has announced their next major online auction with a twist. Beginning on December 17, 2008 and ending at 3 pm EST December 20, 2008.

SongVest presents fans with the incredible opportunity to own a percentage of the writer's share of royalties paid by EMI Music Publishing on the opening theme song to the long-running NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives. By auctioning off a portion of her share, Caroline Boyce, widow of the song's co-songwriter Tommy Boyce, is giving fans an unprecedented chance to participate in the legacy of one of the most popular TV shows of all time. As SongVest is now adding additional shares with lowered percentages - equaling lower auction reserves for select items - the opportunity is within reach of all fans, and just in time for the holidays.

Terms for SongVest's Theme from Days of Our Lives holiday auction include:
* "(Theme from) Days of Our Lives"
* (10) Numbered, limited-edition .25% shares

In addition to a share of the royalties generated by the Days of Our Lives theme song, the high bidders will receive a limited-edition, personalized and numbered album award.

Song revenue information can be found at

GL Casting News!

Michelle Ray Smith (pictured) returns as Ava Peralta on December 19 and 23.

David Andrew MacDonald will return as Edmund Winslow on Jan. 22nd.

Interview: (Y&R) Victor Newman Finds Love Again

When Victor left Genoa City earlier this year, his young wife, Sabrina, was dead, his family had betrayed him and he was suspected of murder. Now that he is back in town, it’s business as usual. His nemesis, Jack Abbott, is trying to bring him down yet again; this time with the help of Victor’s son, Adam, and a certain forged diary. Victor has also found love once again; this time with an old flame.

Eric Braeden, who plays ruthless billionaire Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless, is excited about his new story line and anxious to see how Victor is going to handle it all. Regarding Jack’s duplicity, Eric is certain of one thing: “Oh, he’s gonna get it. You know Victor doesn’t leave any stone unturned. Jack is definitely gonna get it.”

When it comes to Adam’s part in the betrayal, according to Eric: “Victor feels an enormous betrayal. But that’s not really his son, not really. Victor was never really a father to him.”

But Victor’s return isn’t without his fair share of baggage. Eric explains: “He is in an emotional hell because of an accumulation of things. The whole thing with Nikki and her getting involved with a guy (David Chow) who Victor suspected from the beginning (as being bad news), and his estrangement from his children — that all started before Sabrina’s death. It was exacerbated by her death. It was one of those critical moments in life, where he essentially wanted to be left alone.

“With Sabrina, there was an enormous, sudden surge of love that he felt with a much younger woman, and it sort of rejuvenated him for a while. She gave him unrestricted love. I think it mesmerized him. The reality of her death had not sunk in yet. He was still very much in love.”

Now, with the help of his rediscovered love for Ashley Abbott, Victor is back, he’s strong and he’s ready to stand up to his accusers. Eric says he is “excited to explore that relationship again. And also for the audience who was used to it. A lot of the audience sort of felt there was unrequited love — it was always sort of there and alluded to, but never really realized. So now, it finally is, hopefully.

“Frankly, I think they missed a chance a few years ago to pick up on that relationship, when she came to him finally and told him how much she loved him and he turned her down, which I think was a mistake at the time, but those were different writers. I think it’s natural for them to find one another again — and at the same time it’s tragic for Nikki. It’s complicated, isn’t it?”

While life has never been without complication for Victor and Nikki, he doubts this antagonism between them will last. “It never has been peaceful between the two of them. But, I don’t think this is a permanent parting of the ways. I certainly hope it isn't. I love working with Mel. But, well, it’s drama.”

During one of Eric’s breaks from the drama of Y&R, he executive produced and starred in the Western drama The Man Who Came Back, which will be released on DVD Tuesday, Dec. 9. In the movie, Eric plays Reese Paxton, a man who stands up against injustice and seeks revenge against those who have wronged him. Catch Part 2 of this interview next week when Eric talks about the movie, the star-studded cast and his chance to get physical and kick some bad-guy butts.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Longtime Y&R Vet to Leave

While officially there is no comment from TPTB, word is that Don Diamont, who has played Brad Carlton since 1985 on The Young and Restless, is leaving. We will give you more information as this story develops.

Days: Such a Tease!


* Nicole drugs Brady’s drink.

* Bo falls off a ladder and hits his head.

* Stefano (Joseph Mascolo, pictured) counsels EJ to make things official with Nicole.

* Melanie tells Max about seeing Philip and Stephanie almost kissing.

Thursday – John runs into Dr. Taylor at the park and professes his trust in her.

Friday – The killer finds Rafe and stabs him.

Monday, December 01, 2008

GH: Such a Tease!

Elizabeth tells Lucky he was right about Jason being too dangerous for her.
Carly (Laura Wright, pictured) sets out to settle the score with Kate.
Sonny asserts his new power.

Ric keeps Claudia at arm’s length.
Tracy tells Luke she’s calling it quits for good.
Kate wants to make Sonny suffer for breaking her heart.

Jason and Sam are a step closer to finding Jake.
Robin’s frustrated by Patrick’s natural ability with Emma.
Luke vows to win Tracy back.

Nikolas has a surprising announcement for Nadine.
Claudia’s impressed by how well Sonny deals with his enemies.
The fate of Luke and Tracy’s marriage rests on a card game.

Jason and Sam are in a race against time.
Sonny reminds Anthony that he’s calling the shots now.
Carly gets her revenge on Kate.

OLTL: Such a Tease!

All of Llanview celebrates Thanksgiving.
Viki is bowled over by Charlie’s unexpected surprise.
Blair and Starr reach out to Michael and Marcie.

Starr confronts Todd about his wanting to steal her baby.
Roxy sticks her nose in John’s love life.
Dr. Joplin makes an unsettling discovery.

Tess demands answers about Jessica’s baby.
Viki rips into Todd for what he did to her family.
John and Nora (Hillary B. Smith, pictured) give Marty more details about Todd’s misdeeds.

Marty and Blair have an awkward encounter.
Bess takes charge before Tess spins out of control.
Todd takes advantage of his chance to escape.

Marty vows to make Todd pay for what he did to her.
Dorian thinks she’s the answer to Vanessa and Lola’s problems.
John gives Todd a taste of his own medicine.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Ryan has his hands full with a crazed Annie.
David anticipates JR’s imminent demise.
Erica’s life is on the line.

Frankie tells Jake and Taylor that Brot is alive.
Bianca covers Erica’s back at Fusion.
Zach takes his anger and frustration out on Reese.

Aidan wonders if Annie is as insane as she claims.
Taylor and Brot come face to face.
Greenlee wonders how she and Ryan can ever be happy.

Zach confides his secret to Reese.
Brot pushes Taylor away.
David is the bearer of devastating news.

Annie learns what her future holds.
Adam (David Canary, pictured) warns Amanda to stay away from JR.
A grieving Krystal finds refuge with David.

Auction: Spend the Day With Susan Lucci!

Time is running out to bid on an All My Children experience generously donated by Susan Lucci to Rosie O’Donnell’s “Rosie’s Gala: Building Dreams for Kids” online auction.

The auction is currently live on and proceeds go toward Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation — a non-profit organization dedicated to support the intellectual, social and cultural development of disadvantaged children throughout the United States.

The donation includes: a day on the set of All My Children and lunch with Susan Lucci. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and any soap-opera fan would kill for this experience. Valid for 2 people, for one year, based on availability. The link to the detailed auction page is:

So, please visit the site and bid if you can. This is for a wonderful cause!

Ex-Days Actor Marries Longtime Love

AP News Report:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez has gotten married at a historic San Juan fort in front of 250 guests that included Eva Longoria Parker.

Sanchez and actor Eric Winter (ex-Rex, Days of Our Lives) arrived Saturday at the San Cristobal fort in a white Mercedes Benz. Guests also included actor Amaury Nolasco and Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila and his family.

Sanchez wore a princess-style dress with hand-embroidered pearls and diamonds created by Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez. Winter wore a Calvin Klein suit.

The couple expects to honeymoon in the Mayan Rivera.

The 35-year-old Sanchez appears in the CBS series "Without a Trace" and produced the 2007 movie "Yellow."

Interview: Susan Lucci and Tony Donolavi

Soap fans were disappointed earlier this month when everyone’s favorite diva, Susan Lucci, was voted off “Dancing With the Stars.” I had the chance to catch up with Susan, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani, during their stop in Orlando, Fla., for Super Soap Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Cindy Elavsky: How did the opportunity come about for you to be on “Dancing With the Stars”? It must have been such an honor to be asked, since everyone wants to be on the show.

Susan Lucci: I was thrilled to be asked to be on the show. To be perfectly candid, they had asked me before to be on the show — actually, twice before — and I didn’t think that I could handle working on “All My Children” and flying across country for “DWTS.” I didn’t think I could do it all. And then I saw Cameron (Mathison) handle it so beautifully, and it made me feel like I was a wimp. Plus, I felt like I had missed the opportunity of a lifetime. So, when they came to me this summer and asked me if I would be interested in doing it, I knew I had to do it.

CE: Who else on “AMC” do you think would be a good candidate to participate on “DWTS”?

SL: I think a number of people honestly would. The cast is fantastic. Whoever does, I would just tell him to know that your time to learn the dances is that much shorter (since “AMC” tapes in New York and “DWTS” is based in LA). You don’t get four days. You can’t dance all day and all night. For me, I felt like I would have liked to have had the option to dance more hours a day. Also, this year was the first year they decided to do a team dance, and score us on it. I was not on the same coast as everyone. And we did the cha-cha, which is a syncopated dance, and you need to be together to practice, and I was not on the same coast. Tony and I were in third place after the pasodoble, after our individual dance, but the scores from the team dance brought us down and that’s why we were voted off.

CE: Are you going to keep dancing after all of this?

SL: Oh, I definitely intend to keep on dancing.

Tony Dovolani: Even after the show is done, Susan and I will continue dancing, because I intend to continue teaching her. She deserves to learn ballroom dancing the right way. Where there is no pressure, and she can just learn the art form the way it is supposed to be. She’s the kind of person who ballroom dancing was made for. She embraces it with her entire body and her entire soul, and she should definitely learn every dance there is.

CE: What was your favorite dance to perform together?

TD: I’ve watched them all and by far it’s between the two of them: the pasodoble and the rumba. (To Susan) I thought your rumba was spectacular.

SL: Thank you. Looking back, I love the rumba too.

TD: You looked incredible — you danced, you moved your hips, you were very relaxed. You were completely embracing the dance. Everybody says that the mark of a good dancer is whether they can do a decent rumba. And you didn’t do a decent, you did a great rumba. Rumba exposes people’s flaws. You can always camouflage things, but if you are not as good a dancer, the rumba will expose that. Remember, it’s the kiss of death.

SL: Thank heavens I didn’t know that before we did the dance!

CE: What is something you would like to see Erica Kane do in the future, something she has never done or tried before?

SL: I think Erica Kane needs to learn how to ballroom dance. We’ve seen Tony as an injured handsome man on the show. We need to see him survive, get well after the tornado, and everyone is like, “Who was that man?” It could be like that wonderful movie, “Shall We Dance,” but in reverse. Erica has a very stressful life, we all know this, and it would be fun for her to learn to dance, with Tony teaching her. And Adam and Jack could get all jealous, and it could be a lot of story line there.

B&B: Such a Tease!

· A broken family is reunited.

· Phoebe (MacKenzie Mauzy, pictured) returns and tries to put her past behind her.

· Family and friends gather to celebrate upcoming nuptials.

· Katie notices Nick’s wandering eye.

· Rick learns the extent of the damage he caused.