Friday, February 11, 2011

AMC and OLTL Stars in Tulsa

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet's Soap Nation tour team up with ABC 8 to bring "All My Children's" Jacob Young and “One Life to Live’s” John-Paul Lavoisier to the Women’s Living Expo on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in Tulsa, OK. The heartthrobs, who play JR Chandler and Rex Balsom on the popular daytime dramas, will do a Q-and-A and sign autographs with fans. Young is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, and Lavoisier is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Sunday.

"All My Children" can be seen weekdays at 12:00 PM on ABC 8 and at 8:00 PM on SOAPnet. “One Life to Live” can be seen weekdays at 1:00 PM on ABC 8 and at 9:00 PM on SOAPnet.

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Tulsa Women's Living Expo, presented by ABC News Channel 8, is located at Expo Square, Tulsa, OK (Expo Square is located one block west of the corner of 21st and Yale)

Chat With Your Fave GH Stars

As the multi-award-winning General Hospital celebrates the February wedding of super couple Sonny and Brenda, a week-long event on entitled “Watch With the General Hospital cast” will begin Monday, February 21st where fans and viewers will have the unique opportunity to chat and ask questions with their favorite actors from the daytime drama while the show airs. In addition, talent will give exclusive “behind the scenes” commentary of that day’s episodes.

For an hour each day during the network broadcast, the following talent will participate (subject to change):

February 21st at 3PM ET — Watch with Laura Wright (Carly Jacks)
February 22nd at 3PM ET — Watch with Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett)
February 23rd at 3PM ET — Watch with Steve Burton (Jason Morgan)
February 24th at 2PM PT — Watch with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos)
February 25th at 2PM PT — Watch with Kimberly McCullough (Dr. Robin Scorpio)

Users can log on to on conversation day to participate.

Days Contest!

Now until February 16, you can enter to win a breakfast with Camila Banus, Casey Deidrick, Natalia Livingston, Eric Martsolf, Chandler Massey and Arianne Zucker (pictured)! If you are in the Coconut Grove, Florida, encourage them to enter now for a chance for you and a guest to enjoy breakfast with them on Sunday, February 20, 2011! In order to enter, you have to be participating in NBC’s Fan It Rewards program, which is easy to enroll in if you aren’t signed up yet. You can get all the details here:

Interview: Jennie Garth 'Accidentally' Finds Love

Jennie Garth will probably forever be known as Kelly Taylor from both incarnations of “90210,” as well as for her comedic turn on the sitcom “What I Like About You.” But she is also the mother of three adorable daughters and the wife of actor/writer Peter Facinelli, who is best known for his role of the compassionate vampire “dad” Carlisle Cullen in “The Twilight Saga” phenomenon.

Years ago, Peter got an idea for a screenplay, with the thought that it could be a project for himself and his wife. But “Twilight” and other responsibilities made it impossible for Peter to act in his movie, “Accidentally in Love,” but the project went full speed ahead with Jennie in the starring role of single mom Annie, who finds herself falling in love with an actor who’s hiding a secret identity. “Accidentally in Love” premieres Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9/8c, on Hallmark Channel and runs throughout the weekend (check your local listings).

Daytime Dial: When your husband wrote this movie, he wrote it with both of you in mind, but it turned out he couldn’t be in it. Were you sad because you’d like to act with him, or were you a little relieved because you don’t want to mix business with pleasure?

Jennie Garth: No, I’d love to work with him, but it would have been a different movie if he’d have done it. It was funny because, like you said, he wanted to play the role of Eddie, and I told him, “You know, I don’t really think you’re right for it.” He said: “What? I’m not right for my own movie?”

DD: What are some aspects of Annie’s personality that you can relate to and empathize with?

JG: Of course, the mother aspect — the love for your child and protecting your child. I like that she’s a hard worker, and she works as a waitress and has a real life. I gravitate toward real people in general, real American working people. I really have a fondness for that life, and so I loved playing someone like that. My life, as real as it is for me, is probably not what some people would consider to be normal. So I loved that sort of “Everywoman” aspect to her.

DD: Of course you are a professional, but was it weird for you to be kissing another man, ironically because of something your husband wrote?

JG: It’s always weird. There is never a time when it’s not weird doing love scenes or being romantic with a stranger, especially when you are married and your kids are going to be seeing it. Peter wasn’t on set during that scene. I was on the phone with him going: “Oh, I don’t want to do it. It’s weird.” It is NOT my favorite thing to do.

DD: At least your co-star, Ethan Erickson, ain’t too bad-looking, and is quite the charmer, so that must have made it easier.

JG: He’s a doll, and just so respectful of me and my husband and our family. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-star.

DD: Speaking of co-stars, your other co-stars were wonderful — Marilu Henner, Fred Willard and Dannika Northcott.

JG: Weren’t they great? I was shocked that Marilu was going to be my mom, because she’s so young and foxy. But we have so much in common. I had an instant fondness for her and just wanted to hear all of her stories — and she has a lot of stories. And also having Fred Willard there, I was like: “Are you kidding me? Fred Willard’s going to come in and play this?” That was so exciting for me working with him. Dannika, who played my daughter, is a sweet friend of my family now. She is such a gifted, very natural actress.

DD: What do you hope the audience takes away from this movie?

JG: The message from Eddie’s character is pretty profound: You can have money and all the accolades and success, but until you have someone to share it with, you’re really nothing. And for Annie to let her guard down and be lovable, to try to move forward and find love again was a challenge for her.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tune-In Alert: Soap Legends Invade The Oprah Winfrey Show


Wednesday, February 9  From the wedding of supercouple Luke and Laura — and Erica Kane and her numerous husbands — to the iconic Mrs. Chancellor, the "Oprah" show brings together some of daytime's biggest stars for a celebration of the legendary soap stars audiences love. Daytime icons Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan, Michael E. Knight and Jeanne Cooper join Oprah for the hour. Plus, for the first time, Susan Lucci is reunited with all eight of her “All My Children” husbands!