Friday, April 11, 2008

Jack Wagner Hosts the 2nd Annual Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic

Emmy-nominated actor, recording artist and philanthropist Jack Wagner (Nick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful) will host The 2nd Annual Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic, benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), it was announced today.

“I lost my father in 1990 to multiple myeloma and in 1999 my brother Dennis was diagnosed with leukemia. He has relapsed four separate times, during each of which he endured chemotherapy and the challenges that come along with recovery. In 2007, Dennis received a complete bone marrow transplant and is still fighting a daily battle against complications associated with this procedure,” said Wagner. “Let Dennis be an example to us all that our efforts truly make a difference. He is still with us today because of new life-saving treatments, but we must still push for a cure.”

Wagner, who was named the number one celebrity golfer by Golf Digest and winner of the 17th Annual (2006) American Century Tahoe Celebrity Golf Championship, approached LLS to create a golf event in support of the Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. In its first year, The Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic raised $320,000 to fund critical cancer research and patient services.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at The Valencia Country Club in Valencia, CA. Celebrities scheduled to attend include: Marcus Allen, Alonzo Bodden, Vince Coleman, Tom Dreesen, Kenny G, Brett Hull, Heather Locklear, Kyle Lowder, Jack McGee, Jerry Rice and Jack Wagner. The schedule of events includes breakfast, a shotgun start, golf tournament, a Million Dollar Shoot Out sponsored by Ritz Carlton Club, and a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards dinner and a live auction. The event is not open to the public. The Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic is generously sponsored by Toyota Financial Services, The Bell Family Foundation, Parks, Palmer, Turner, and Yemenidjian, The Valencia Country Club and American Airlines. All proceeds will go directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 5.1 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. For more information on LLS please visit:

Veteran Actor Comes to Days

On Days of Our Lives, the role of Martino Vitali, Ava’s father, will be played by Joe Penny. Joe's first airdate is Friday, May 2.

Joe is known to most audiences as Jake Styles from Jake and the Fatman and Nick Ryder from Riptide. He also has guest-starred on many popular TV shows, such as The Sopranos, Diagnosis Murder, Touched by an Angel and CSI.

This is Joe's first foray into daytime television, and I wish him luck. Days is lucky to have him!

(Photo credit: Jean-Paul Aussenard/

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stanley Kamel (Days, Melrose Place, 90210) Passes Away

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Stanley Kamel, who played Adrian Monk's long-suffering psychiatrist on the TV detective show Monk, has died. He was 65.

Kamel was found dead Tuesday of a heart attack in his Hollywood Hills home by his agents, publicist Cynthia Snyder said.

Kamel, born on January 1, 1943, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, had a nearly four-decade acting career, much of it on television. He had a recurring role as an unscrupulous psychiatrist, Dr. Graham Lester, in the 1995 television series Murder One, and other recurring roles on Days of Our LivesMelrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210, as well as smaller roles on many other shows.

Kamel began acting off-Broadway and got his first television break playing Eric Peters on Days of Our Lives in the 1970s. He appeared in several movies.

For several years, he portrayed Dr. Charles Kroger on the USA Network series Monk. As Kroger, he dispensed advice during weekly therapy sessions to Monk (Tony Shalhoub), a brilliant but neurotic private detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

GL and ATWT Cast at Soapfest

Stars from As The World Turns and Guiding Light will head down to Marco Island for the Southwest Florida Soapfest Celebrity Charity Weekend on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday May 18. 

Events include a celebrity bartender bash and a cruise with the stars. 

Celebrities tentatively scheduled to attend include Van Hansis (“Luke”) and Marnie Schulenburg (“Alison”) from As The World Turns and Mandy Bruno (“Marina”), John Driscoll (“Coop”), Jordan Clarke (“Billy”), Caitlin van Zandt (“Ashlee”) and Michael O’Leary (“Rick”) from Guiding Light. For more information and tickets, please visit or call (239) 394-4559.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

CASTING: Tina Lord Is Back!

With Passions having wrapped filming for the series, Andrea Evans didn't have to look for work for very long. It appears that One Life to Live has scooped up the talented actress to reprise her role of Tina Lord. As if she wasn't causing enough trouble in Harmony: Look out Llanview!

Her first airdate has not yet been announced. Stay tuned!

Charlton Heston: Movie Star and Soap Opera Patriarch

While he was known to the world as Moses from The Ten Commandments, as well as Judah Ben-Hur from Ben-Hur, many soap fans will always remember him as Jason Colby from Dynasty and The Colbys

In 2002, the actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. On April 5, he passed away at his Beverly Hills home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, by his side. The cause of death is currently unknown. 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan (who died in 2004 from complications of Alzheimer's disease) said that she was "heartbroken" over Heston's death. Reagan released a statement, reading, "I will never forget Chuck as a hero on the big screen in the roles he played, but more importantly I considered him a hero in life for the many times that he stepped up to support Ronnie [Ronald Reagan] in whatever he was doing."

Charlton Heston was 83.

CONTEST: Win Autographed Pic of Your Fave B&B Star


Participate in B&B's new Interactive Series "10 Questions." Here is your chance to get up close and personal with the stars of the hottest daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful! Ask your favorite star a question you've been dying to know the answer to. The 10 best questions asked to each actor will be featured in an upcoming episode of B&B's new interactive series "10 Questions," exclusively at

If your question is chosen, you'll receive an autographed headshot of the actor to whom you asked the winning question. Winners will be notified via e-mail by April 30.

How to Play: Go to and click on the section titled BLOG at the bottom of the page. Each actor has a section set up where you can enter your e-mail address and ask him or her your question. Click on the actor to whom you want to ask a question. Enter your e-mail address and a password. and post your question in the section titled "Comment." Make sure you enter the correct e-mail address so that Bell-Phillip Television Productions Inc. will be able to contact you if your question is chosen.

When you are done typing your e-mail address, your password and your question, hit the button that says "Submit Comment."

All questions will go through an approval process by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc. before being posted on the site. Questions that are deemed inappropriate by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc. will not be approved.

Please allow up to 24 hours for your question to appear on the Web site. Each person is allowed to ask up to five questions per actor. Any questions after five, asked to the same actor, will be disregarded.

Contest Dates: April 3 — April 14 at

SPOILERS: ATWT, B&B, Days, GL, Passions and Y&R

This Week:
* Katie is blown away when Mike makes an appearance at her engagment party.
* Lily breaks down when a package arrives from Dusty.
* Alison gives Chris a window into her world.
* Paul plays nice on Meg's behalf.
* Alison confronts Emily.

This Week:
* Taylor refuses to give Rick up.
* Katie acts on impulse and is surprised at what she does.
* Brooke goes to extreme measures to keep Taylor from getting custody of Baby Jack.
* Bridget is convinced that Nick has another woman.
* Storm has a new infatuation.

Next Week:
* Nicole asks John out on a date and he accepts.
* Chelsea collapses and Kate calls Daniel for help.
* Ava shoots Hope.
* John asks Marlena to explore a new relationship with him.
* Max tries to comfort Stephanie as she worries about her parents.
Thursday – Chloe returns to the mansion and gets into a cat fight with Nicole.
Friday – The love story of Ava and Patch is revealed.

This Week:
* Natalia rails at Olivia for her ungratefulness.
* Ava fears the jig is up when Bill demands a pregnancy test.
* Reva puts two-and-two together and confronts Dinah on her scam.
* Daisy and Cyrus play nice on Harley's behalf.
* Springfield honors Gus.

Next Week:
Monday, April 14
* Gwen lashes out at Little Ethan.
* Eve gives Pretty some shocking news.
* Noah fears he will lose Paloma to Roberto.
Tuesday, April 15
* Ethan and Gwen have a date at the Blue Note.
* Luis and Fancy wonder how Pretty’s news will affect them.
* The Demon Elf targets Noah and Paloma.

Wednesday, April 16
* Gwen and Rebecca want to send Little Ethan away.
* Sheridan confronts Pretty.
* Viki worries about being exposed.

This Week:
* After returning from their romantic trip to Los Angeles, Victor and Sabrina make love.
* Gloria finally gives in to Jeff’s advances, only to be interrupted by a very angry ex-lover.
* Lily gets shocking news that could destroy her modeling career.
* Nick becomes annoyed with Adam’s actions toward Phyllis.
* Michael serves Jack with lawsuit papers, but Jack is determined to beat him at his own game.

Monday, April 07, 2008

O' Say Can You Sing?

Kyle Lowder is a gifted actor with a great set of pecs, er, pipes, and as fans of The Bold and the Beautiful know, he and his character, Rick Forrester, certainly can sing -- even while lifting weights!

Before becoming a television actor, Lowder studied music theory and sang in operas. He's proud to announce he has been asked to sing The National Anthem at the opening of the L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game on Thursday, April 24. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. For information on purchasing tickets visit

You can also visit Kyle's website, to learn more about the multi-talented star.
NEW! Kyle will also be meeting and greeting fans, and signing autographs, on Saturday, May 10 at two locations in Toronto. He will appear at The Westwood Mall, located at 7205 Goreway Drive in Malton (Missisauga) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and at Shopper's World Brampton at 499 Main Street South in Brampton, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nick and Phyllis of Y&R to Be on Beauty and the Geek

Tune in to Beauty and the Geek on Tuesday, April 8 (8:00 PM ET on The CW) to see Michelle Stafford and Joshua Morrow (Phyllis and Nick Newman) offer the beauties and geeks advice while they film a cameo on the set of The Young and the Restless.

Meet Days' Chloe and Shawn This Thursday

WHO: Nadia Bjorlin ("Chloe") and Brandon Beemer ("Shawn") from Days of our Lives

WHAT: Meet & Greet

WHERE: NBC Experience Store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City

WHEN: Thursday, April 10 from 10am - 12pm

SPOILERS! Week of April 7th

AMC: After his conversation with Annie, Zach isn't sure he can trust Kendall anymore.
ATWT: Carly makes a final decision about her marriage to Jack.
B&B: Bridget gets a clue and senses something is up between Nick and Aunt Katie.
Days: Anna gives Marlena a glimmer of hope about John.
GH: After Nadine is injured on his property, Nikolas asks her to stay the night.
GL: Reva realizes Dinah has been manipulating Alan.
OLTL: Dorian discovers Gigi could be telling the truth about Shane's father.
Passions: Eve does irreversible damage to Julian's most treasured possession.
Y&R: Colleen stumbles on Brad and Heather having lunch together.