Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Gimme Your Questions for Luke Perry

Luke Perry is currently promoting his new movie, a Hallmark Channel original movie called A Gunfighter's Pledge. He plays a sheriff of a small town whose wife and child are killed. He goes to seek revenge and accidentally kills an innocent man in the process. It's a story of his self-discovery and redemption.

I will be interviewing him tomorrow at 12:30 EST, so if you have any questions you'd like me to ask him, gimme a holler at daytimedial(at) I will definitely be asking him if we'll be seeing him as Dylan in the new 90210, so submit any other question aside from that.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Emmy-Winning Scribe Shares Head-Writing Duties at Y&R

Hogan Sheffer is one of the most talked about head writers on the Internet message boards. You either love him or hate him. I personally think he's awesome. If I can't have Doug Marland alive and well or Claire Labine given total creative freedom, then I'll take Sheffer.

Sheffer was head writer of As the World Turns in the early 2000s. He was responsible for the kidnapped spa ladies storyline. (Carly, Rose and Emily were abducted by James Stenbeck when all three actresses were pregnant at the same time, so they were cloaked in fluffy white robes with towels on their heads.) He made Maura West front and center by writing storylines about Carly that were worth watching. He turned Barbara (Colleen Zenk Pinter) bad and showed us what a fabulous actress CZP is.

Then he went to Days of Our Lives, where he was promptly fired after the writer's strike. The ratings sunk when he was at the helm, but critics loved him. I actually thought the show was fantastic during his tenure (ducking from the tomatoes). ...

Now he has been named co-head writer of the No. 1-rated soap, The Young and the Restless, and I can't wait to see how he turns it around. The soap hasn't been the same since Lynn Marie Latham took over (she has since been sent her walking papers). I hope Sheffer can work his magic.

SPOILERS! Week of June 2nd

AMC: Annie is the latest female in Pine Valley who just has to have Ryan's baby--she visits a fertility clinic without his knowledge.
ATWT: That rat Cole shows up on Sofie's doorstep.
B&B: Katie decides to stop taking her medication just before her getaway with Nick.
Days: Nicole asks EJ to go home with her--or else??
GH: Maxie misinterprets Spinelli's advances.
GL: While Ashlee is distracted by a new man, Blake makes a move on Coop.
OLTL: Blair serves Todd with a restraining order.
Passions: Viki and Vincent hatch a murderous plan for some upcoming nuptials.
Y&R: Gloria says she's ready to confess her crimes.

Won't You Let Me Take You On A Sea Cruise?


Celebrity Cruises is already booking staterooms for its second Soap Cruise, which sets sail from Thursday, Jan. 22 - Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Soap stars who are scheduled to be in attendance are Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, AMC), Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester, B&B), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder, ATWT), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Black, Days), Greg Vaughn (Lucky Spencer, GH), Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley, GL) and just added: Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega, OLTL) and Brandon Beemer (Owen Knight, B&B), and many more.

(Go to for a complete list of stars.)


On the Soap Cruise, you will also have many opportunities to mingle with the soap stars from Days of Our Lives, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful.

The interaction will begin before the ship leaves port as you are welcomed aboard by all of the most notable names on daytime television.

* Meet and greet session including autographs
* Have your photo taken with stars
* Cocktail Party
* Soap Trivia Game
* Chance to create a soap script and act it out with the stars
* Plus other activities

The first cruise was a major success, rooms sold out QUICKLY, so go to the Web site,, for details and booking information. This is a chance to see the stars up-close, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There are no long lines in the hot sun just to get an autograph. You can expect some quality one-on-one time with your favorite actors, and get an awesome vacation in while you're at it.

Check it out, and plan your celebrity soap cruise today!

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

This Week:
• Sofie exacts her revenge against Paul and Meg.
• Lily catches Carly and Holden in a heated exchange.
• Noah gets one final chance to make things right with Col. Mayer.
• Brad comes to Janet’s rescue.
• Alison gets cut from the nursing program.

This Week:
• Katie’s health is rapidly deteriorating.
• Bridget performs a truly selfless act.
• Donna makes a life-changing offer to Marcus.
• A long-lost Forrester returns to town.

Next Week:
• Lucas tells Sami they’ve got nothing to say ‘til her marriage to EJ is dissolved in writing.
• Max rips into Dean Robbins.
• Bo and Hope arrive at the DiMera mansion with a search warrant.
• Daniel is called out on his feelings for Chelsea.
• John kisses Ava.
Thursday – Chloe warns Morgan to stay away from Philip.
Friday – Daniel diagnosis Kate with omental torsion.

This Week:
• The evidence in Jeffrey's shooting doesn't add up.
• Ashlee befriends a mysterious stranger.
• Dinah confesses the truth to Frank.
• Remy brightens up Ava's day.
• Mallet tries to start over.

Next Week:
Monday, June 9
• Gwen complains to Gertrude about Little Ethan.
• Luis and Miguel agree to go on the family trip.
• Juanita questions Kay.

Tuesday, June 10
• Ethan finds Theresa’s diary.
• Rebecca warns Gwen about her jealous behavior.
• Tabitha worries about Kay’s wedding.

Wednesday, June 11
• Gwen wants to move up her wedding date.
• Juanita plans to sabotage the multiple wedding ceremonies.
• Pretty vows she will not let Fancy and Luis get married.

This Week:
• Gloria’s prank accidentally puts Jeff’s life in danger.
• Trying to manipulate some alone time with Cane, Chloe plays sick.
• Jack makes a generous offer that causes friction in his relationship with Sharon.
• Victor asks Adam to be his best man, while Nick and Victoria continue to disapprove of Victor’s wedding to Sabrina.
• Adrian begins work at Restless Style. Will he again find himself attracted to Amber?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Interview: Days' Chloe Is Back and Sassier Than Ever!

Chloe Black’s return to Salem was veiled in mystery. Rumors were rampant that she had killed her husband, Brady. Even Chloe’s portrayer, Nadia Bjorlin, wasn’t sure if she was playing a murderess or a woman who simply was misunderstood. As it turns out, it was the latter.

So, what exactly spurred Nadia to return to “Days of Our Lives”? “I feel fortunate because they had asked me a few times to come back. Around September (2007) they approached me again. They told me that Chloe was going to be a little different this time around.”

Nadia was interested right from the get-go, because, as she says, “Many of us grew up on the show, and now that our characters are all grown up, we are more worldly.

Especially Chloe. Nadia was a bit hesitant to come back without Chloe’s husband, Brady. “It was a scary thought. I wasn’t sure how people would react. But they promised it would be a great story line. I’ve always enjoyed playing Chloe, so I put my trust in them.”

However, at first she was in the dark about the direction of her character, just like the audience was. “It was tough at first, being back without Brady. At first, the producers didn’t tell me whether Brady would be back or if they would recast. It was a bit of a risk.”

Nadia is happy that she ended up not killing Brady, as Victor had tried to imply when she first came back into town. However, now that Chloe is back, and alone, she is more confused than ever. “Right now is a grieving and processing time for Chloe. There wasn’t any closure. They were having problems, but she still loves him. She is truly heartbroken.”

Now that Brady wants a divorce, Chloe is looking for comfort, and she is finding it in the arms of Philip Kiriakis. “I don’t think it’s anything serious with Philip, at least not yet,” Nadia says.

Since returning, Nadia has enjoyed playing a “new” Chloe. “She was always likable, but she was a damsel in distress. And she is human. No one stays the same their whole life. I love the sassy Chloe. And I love all the catfights with Nicole. A lot of people are happy for me as Nadia the actress because I get to play new sides to Chloe.”

If fans want the opportunity to see a different side of Nadia, as well as other soap actors, they can get up close and personal with them this coming January for Celebrity Cruises’ Soap Cruise.

Nadia went last year (as a guest of boyfriend Brandon Beemer’s, ex- Shawn Brady), and is excited to return for the second voyage. “Last year we had a great time.

There is great food, sun, a casino, fan events – lots of ways to get into trouble. I would encourage people to come because this is unlike any fan event you’ll ever attend. For four days we are all on this ship together; there’s nowhere you can go!

“Plus, you never know who will show up. The more people who sign up, the more stars they will bring on to accommodate the fans.”

For more information, a list of stars scheduled to attend and to book your room on the cruise, visit Hurry – cabins are going fast.

Grant Show Update

As mentioned in a previous post, Grant Show was looking pretty rough in a "Where Are They Now?" article. However, I am happy to report that it would appear he was merely having an off day, as he is still as hunky as ever.

Grant is co-starring in one of CBS's new summer shows premiering June 5, called Swingtown, and he still looks mighty fine — save for the porn-star 'stache. However, since the show is set in the mid-'70s, all is forgiven on that front. Check him out:

Oh, thank goodness. All is right with the world again.

And watch Swingtown. It looks like racy, debaucherous fun.