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.

GL: Such a Tease!

• Lizzie gets good news.

• Reva makes a big decision about her baby.

• Beth is busted by Buzz.

• ­Christina learns Remy (Lawrence Saint-Victor, pictured) didn’t submit the annulment papers on time.

ATWT: Such a Tease!

• Josie reveals a connection to another man in Oakdale.

• Emily gets the cold shoulder from Casey.

• Dusty starts to put the pieces together.

• ­Janet (Julie Pinson, pictured) makes nice with Carly.

Y&R: Such a Tease!

• Sharon (Sharon Case, pictured) is furious when she finds out Jack is keeping more secrets from her.

• Phyllis and Brad form an alliance that can destroy Sharon and Jack’s marriage.

• Tyra’s Thanksgiving takes a turn for the worse when social services show up.

• Kay is more confused than ever when she starts her first shift at the diner. Will she be able to assume Marge’s identity much longer?