Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ January 2011

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Happy New Year, Suds Buds!  Can you believe we are starting the second decade of the 21st century?  Time flies, especially in soapdom. So keep it right here for all your soap opera buzz.  Got Buzz to share?  Contact us.

January 23, 2011

Vincent Irizarry (David, AMC)Attention All My Children Vincent Irizarry (David) fans in the NY/NJ/CT area!!! Come out to see the devious Dr. Dave on 2/5 @ The Brokerage in Bellmore, NY, 1-4PM, 516-785-8655. Also on 2/6 @ Uncle Vinnie's in Pt Pleasant, NJ, 12-3PM, 732-899-3900. Irizarry "can't wait to meet you in person, take pictures with you, sign autographs, and to hear all your grievances regarding our unfairly maligned Dr Dave! : ) We'll have a blast!!!" he quipped on his Facebook status update today.

Congratulations to the Young and the Restless' Christian LeBlanc (Michael).  His contract is extended for three more years!

Beginning Monday, February 7th and running throughout the month of February for four consecutive weeks, viewers of ABC’s three daytime dramas All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will get the first-ever opportunity to watch a sneak peek clip of their shows on each weekday starting at 7:00 p.m., ET before it airs on the network.  We'll remind you again next month!

January 19, 2011

Ronn Moss (Ridge, B&B)Congratulations to the Bold and the Beautiful. The hot soap opera about the inner workings of the Los Angeles fashion world is coming up on a milestone.  B&B will air its 6000th episode on February 7th. That's one heck of a lot of love, lust, intrigue and mayhem.  Soapdom congratulates Bold and the Beautiful.  Stay tuned for more info on this monumental milestone.

Los Angeles area General Hospital fans, we have some disappointing news. The encore episode set to air today has been pre-empted due to KABC News coverage of a policeman being shot near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.  In this episode, Sonny dumps Lily to have a date with Brenda. It is unknown at this time if ABC in LA will air the encore episode today.  Thankfully, the police officer was wearing a protective vest and although he was shot at point blank range, he has survived.

January 18, 2011

The next season of Celebrity Apprentice has announced its list of has-beens, er celebrities.  You will recognize one especially from soapdom.  The women include: Hope Dworaczyk, La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor and Dionne Warwick. The men include: Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich. Can you pick out the former soap star?  Yup. It is Lisa Rinna, who stared as Billie on Days of our Lives, then co-hosted the Daytime Emmy nominated Soap Talk with Ty Treadway on SOAPNet.  She does have a fair amount of business experience. Along with her husband, Harry Hamlin, she owns the Belle Gray dress shop in Sherman Oaks, CA, just outside of Los Angeles.

January 14, 2011

Ted KingHe's back, but not on General Hospital. We speak of course of Ted King (ex Alcazar, GH) who will be heading to Llanview when he appears on One Life to Live. But before he makes waves in Llanview, he'll appear on The View on Wednesday, January 19th along with Hot in Cleveland stars, Valerie Bertinelli (a huge All My Children fan), Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick.

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet's Soap Nation tour team up with WXYZ-TV to bring General Hospital's Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and One Life to Live's John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI on Friday, January 21st.  As part of the "WXYZ Channel 7 Family Day," the actors will do a Q&A session, sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. John-Paul will appear from 12pm-3pm, and Lisa will appear from 3pm-6pm.

January 6, 2011

Congratulations to the Young and the Restless. For the week ending December 9, 2010, they reached the amazing milestone of being the number one daytime soap for 1,143 weeks.  That's 22 years!  Way to go Y&R.

AMC's Jacob YoungABC Daytime's Soap Nation is on the move in 2011.  To kick off Soap Nation appearances this year, All My Children's Jacob Young (JR) will be appearing in Rogers, Arkansas on Saturday, January 15, 2011.  Presented by Haps Foods, Young will be a featured guest at the  Northwest Arkansas Women's Living Expo.  Young will do a Q&A, sign autographs and pose for photos with fans, beginning at 1:00 PM.  The Northwest Arkansas Women's Living Expo is presented by 40/29 News. The Expo will be located at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, AR. For more information, visit

In more Young and the Restless news,  Maria Arena Bell has been named Executive Producer of the Young and the Restless, daytime’s Number One drama, it was announced by William J. Bell, Jr., President, Bell Dramatic Serial Company.  Find out more.

Y&R's Kate LinderAnd Y&R's Kate Linder (Esther) participated in nightly readings of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” during the Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Grinchmas™” celebration, from December 18 through January 2, 2011. Other celebs who participated inclulded Covert Affairs star Christopher Gorham; Alexandra Daddario of White Collar and Glee star Dot-Marie Jones, KNBC’s Today in L.A. traffic and weather anchor Sean Murphy, White Collar star Tiffani Thiessen, True Blood star Stephen Moyer, Jeffrey Tambor, who portrayed the Mayor of Whoville in the blockbuster film, “Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” star of the “The Breakfast Club,” Molly Ringwald and Glee star Iqbal Theba.  The purpose of the event was to encourage families to read together while sharing a little holiday spirit.