Friday, June 12, 2009

Casting News

Beginning July 24th, Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy, GH/PC), pictured, will be appearing in the short-term role of Audrey, Henry's mother. Hot on her heels a week later is the addition of Michael Woods (ex-Dr. Ackland, Passions; ex-Alec Wallace, ATWT) as Jay, a man with a past connection to Audrey.

SPOILER ALERT: Fans of The Young and the Restless know that Mary Jane is not who she says she is. On July 2, we'll learn that Mary Jane is really Patty Williams (Paul's sister and Jack's ex-wife). We know this because Tammy Barr has been cast in the role of Young Patty. According to Tammy, she will be in flashback scenes playing a young Patty in Mary Jane's dream sequence.

Interview Outtakes, Part 2

Here are some blurbs from stars that did not make it to the print version of the interview, but were too good not to publish.

Jess Walton (Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless), pictured, on what she likes best about Jill: “I think it’s the humor, the way she’d call Katherine and old trout, her sarcastic tongue with Esther, and the strength that she never does stay down for long. I think people like that. I used to have women come up to me and tell me that they were trying to raise their daughters just like Jill. Now, of course, I thought that was going a little far, but I appreciated the sentiment and their love of the character.”

David Charvet (ex-Craig Field, Melrose Place) on competing on The Superstars, which premieres June 23: “Without giving too much away, there were a lot of interesting personalities on the show. Terrell Owens is just a ball. He is so much fun and so funny and just so sarcastic. He and (NBA star) Robert Horry would go back and forth. There were some events where we thought these guys were gonna whip our butts, but a lot of the celebrities held their own. It wasn’t all about physical challenges; it was also about using your head and figuring out a strategy with your partner. It was not just about being physical, but about being intelligent and just going for it.”

JoAnna Garcia (Megan Smith, Privileged) on her co-stars: “Lucy Hale (Rose) and Ashley Newbrough (Sage) are so good and so sweet and so driven. I couldn’t be more proud to work with them. They bring the levity to their characters as actors, because that’s how good they are. But then the heart of their characters is really what they are as people. It’s a nice combination of what these women are real life.

“With Laurel, Anne Archer’s character, what is so special is her strength and determination, and because of those things you see what that has afforded her. But then she plays this vulnerability that is just so heartbreaking and so touching. She is just a very real and a very powerful woman. She fights the stereotypes and isn’t afraid to make the tough decisions. But at the end of the day, she is really human. I couldn’t think more of Anne as a human being, and as an actress, I am just in awe of her.”

Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey, All My Children) on her favorite part of performing with the Divas of Daytime: “When you get a chance to do something you are proud of, it is very rewarding artistically — plus we have a good time with each other. The rehearsals are almost just as fun as the performances. Anything we want to do is on the table. It’s an opportunity to pull songs out of your repertoire that you’ve always wanted to do. We also experiment with doing songs differently.”

Bobbie also spoke about performing with her sisters when they were younger: “My sisters and I had an amateur group where we started singing in the neighborhood. And then it became semiprofessional as we became older. I’m really the only one who took it to this level, although a couple of my sisters also have been a part of different local groups in their different towns. All five of us were singers growing up.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Days: Such a Tease!


•Max says goodbye to Stephanie and warns her about Philip.

•At the hospital, Melanie runs into a handsome new intern, Nathan.

•EJ serves Sami with papers granting him full custody of Johnny.

•In anger, Will tells Sami he’s moving in with Grandma Caroline.

•Rafe (Galen Gering, pictured) tells Arianna about Sami being Grace’s biological mom.

Thursday – Stefano reminds Nicole why she must keep her secret.

Friday – Mia comes face to face with her past.

Jack Wagner and Ashley Jones, Come On Down!

CBS's Emmy Award-winning The Price Is Right, with host Drew Carey, hosts "The Ultimate Wedding Shower" for couples, to be broadcast Friday, June 19 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Jack Wagner and Ashley Jones of The Bold and the Beautiful make a special appearance to model wedding attire in advance of their characters' wedding, airing on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25. And in a special moment, one couple becomes engaged.

Dane Everly and Crystal Bryer from San Diego, are called to "Come On Down!" as contestants, and Dane takes the opportunity to get down on one knee in Contestants' Row and propose to Crystal, who accepts.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Casting News - Melody Thomas Scott Is Out!

It appears that contract talks between Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, The Young and the Restless) have hit an impasse, and Nikki is being written out of the show. Melody was offered a new contract at a slashed salary (because of the economic climate), much like what happened with Jess Walton, which she refused to agree to. They then offered her a recurring status so she would be free to pursue other acting venues, which she also reportedly refused, angry at the idea of being off-contract.

As of now, both parties appear to be at a stalemate. While the brass at Y&R have not issued a casting call to replace Melody (unlike they did when negotiations with Jess came to a standstill), there is still hope that the two parties can resolve this. I really hope they can, because I cannot imagine the show, and Genoa City, without Nikki Newman. I guess after 30 years, you tend to get attached!

Monday, June 08, 2009

GH: Such a Tease!

Sonny wonders if Ric is the father of Claudia’s baby.
Patrick and Robin are in a good place.
Jax has concerns about Michael.

Rebecca begins to try and win Jason over.
Tracy leaves Luke with an ultimatum.
Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst, pictured) doesn’t believe Rebecca’s as innocent as she claims.

Michael can’t control his rage.
Claudia fears she might have lost the baby.
Spinelli wants to figure out what Kate’s really up to.

Olivia shares her suspicions about Claudia with Sonny.
Michael’s homecoming doesn’t go smoothly.
Spinelli, Maxie and Lulu discover Kate’s secret.

OLTL: Such a Tease!

The peace between Todd and Blair is short lived.
Marty makes her feelings clear to John.
Dorian gets some news she doesn’t want to hear.

Natalie faces Michael and Marcie.
Cole (Brandon Buddy, pictured) and Starr find comfort with each other.
Jessica understands why Natalie did what she did.

Marcie wonders if she did the right thing.
Todd and Blair battle it out for custody of their kids.
Dorian feels more alone than ever.

Marcie surprises Starr.
Cole’s attempt to do the right thing backfires.
The judge lays down the law to Todd and Blair.

AMC: Such a Tease!

Liza makes a deal with David.
Annie’s (Melissa Claire Egan, pictured) new friend comes between her and Aidan.
Krystal doubts David’s innocence.

Someone comes to a suspect's defense for a crime they didn’t commit.
Ryan believes Annie could be on the road to recovery.
David gives Jesse his account of the night of the murder.

Liza ensures her secret is kept.
Liza makes an enemy of David.
Aidan conspires with someone to protect Annie.

Amanda gives birth.
An estranged couple grows closer.
Tad wants to know what Liza’s really up to.

B&B: Such a Tease!

•Ridge (Ronn Moss, pictured) reaches his breaking point.
•Taylor receives news that she has been hoping for.
•Stephanie’s unsympathetic words have an effect on Eric.

•Brooke realizes how much her actions may have cost her.

•Owen asks Bridget for a favor.

Y&R: Such a Tease!

•Victoria puts her life in danger when she makes a dangerous deal to go undercover.

•Adam blackmails Ashley's doctor to keep a secret about Ashley's pregnancy.

•Mac admits her true feelings for Billy. Will he leave his family to be with her?

•Mary Jane goes to extremes to protect her secrets when Paul gets too close.

•When Daniel (Michael Graziadei, pictured) is framed for murder he, Amber, Kevin and Jana do everything they can to prove his innocence but it may end up sending more than one of them to jail.

GL: Such a Tease!

•Beth (Beth Chamberlin, pictured) is horrified when she learns the jail time James could face.

•Rafe demands answers from Natalia.

•Jeffrey is rocked to find that Edmund's body is missing.

•Cyrus overhears a clue about the diamonds from Christina

ATWT: Such a Tease!

•Emily (Kelley Menighan Hensley, pictured) is caught off-guard by Bob's news.

•Rosanna comes to Paul's defense.

•Liberty is horrified by Parker's behavior at prom.

•Meg makes a decision about her relationship with Dusty.

Daytime Dial Blog Has a New Look!!

Hey all:

Dana and I are happy to announce that our blog is now sporting a new look and logo. Many thanks to Erika Botfield at Letter B Design for our awesome new logo. We absolutely love it!! Check out this talented designer's website for all your custom notes, design and photography needs. You won't be disappointed!

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