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Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz - April 2008

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April 30, 2008

On April 14, ABC Daytime launched it's third original fragrance, "Charm! All My Children," based on the book "Charm," written by the AMC character of Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew.)  ABC/Disney sent Soapdom a sample of the fragrance. It's a bit too flowery and sweet for me, but it's light and airy as well. According to ABC, the fragrance is a captivating sugar floral scent, including an enchanting mix of Bergamont, Black Currant, Grapefruit, Star Orchid and Sugar Cane. Additionally, on each bottle is a limited edition Swarvoski Crystal Moon Charm that can be added to a pendant or charm bracelet.  The scent is available as fragrance, body splash, body lotion and shimmer powder puff.  Charm! All My Children was exclusively developed for ABC by Cosmetic Specialties, East, Inc.  The fragrance is now available at Sears, abc.com and soapnet.com.  Contributed by LMS

Murray Bartlett (Cyrus, Guiding Light) and Beth Ehlers (Harley, Guiding Light) discuss the new production techniques now being used by Guiding Light.  Check it out by clicking on their names in this blurb. Contributed by LMS

April 25, 2008

The Young and the Restless' Amelia Heinle (Victoria) and Thad Luckinbill (JT) are Ambassadors for the 2008 March for Babies (formerly Walk America) Campaign. March for Babies supports the mission of the March of Dimes which is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. They will be walking on April 26 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. For additional information, please log on to www.marchforbabies.org/TeamYandRContributed by LMS

Ricly Paull Goldin (ex Gus, GL; Jake, AMC)Beth Ehlers (Harley, Guiding Light)Now that Days of our Lives Jason Cook (ex Shawn) will be reunited with former love interest Kirsten Storms (ex Belle, DOOL; Maxie, GH) on General Hospital, could there be any truth to the rumor that Beth Ehlers (Harley, GL) could be following in the footsteps of her former love interest, Ricky Paull Goldin (ex Gus, GL; Jake, All My Children)?  When questioned about the possibility by the NY Daily News, Goldin replied:  "Beth is going to have no shortage of places she can go. Sometimes you've got to take a couple of punches before you wake up."  Apparently, Goldin is very happy with his new gig on AMC.  "...there's a beautiful sense of professionalism over here, Goldin shared.  "The production quality is really high. They want to make every scene beautiful. Besides their Steadicams and their lighting, the sets are pretty extravagant. It feels like a fantasy.Although he did not come right out and say it, it would appear that part of his reason for leaving Guiding Light was that he did not agree with the new production direction the show was taking. Contributed by LMS

Keeping it in the ABC family.  One Life to Live's Nathan Fillion (ex Joey Buchanan)is in negotiations for the lead in an ABC pilot presentation called, "Castle."  From ABC Studios, "Castle" is a comedic procedural about a famous mystery novelist (Fillion) helping the NYPD solve crimes. Fillion also recurs on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and recently wrapped the feature "Chilled in Miami." Contributed by LMS

April 23, 2008

Marj Dusay (Alex, Guiding Light)Personal Appearance Alert direct from Guiding Light’s Marj Dusay (Alex)
“Hi there, all you wonderful dyed-in-the-wool fans who are hanging in there with me!  I've been invited to appear at the Apple Blossom Festival in the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. Check this-- my title (la-dee-dah) is ‘court ambassador in the queen's coronation.’  This year's queen is the daughter of football star, Jerry Rice.  Since my own father was a football/basketball/track coach, I am especially proud to be a part of this.  The event begins on Friday, May 2nd and concludes on Saturday, May 3rd with the grand feature parade. For more information, you can check out their website at http://www.thebloom.com/  So, just in case anyone is floating around that area, come say "hi." Thanks again for all your love and support.”  Marj Dusay (Alexandra, Guiding Light) Contributed by LMS

April 18, 2008

Young and the Restless gets Hiltonized!  Paris Hilton’s real-life mom, Kathy Hilton, is set to play herself on May 13.  According to our sources, Hilton will find a magazine cover model for her friend Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman). Who knew Jack Abbott had such interesting LA gal pals?  In the story, Jack best watch out as Hilton takes over the photo shoot, infuriating magazine staffers. No stranger to television,  Hilton starred in her own NBC reality show in 2005, “I Want to Be a Hilton,” where contestants competed for a chance to live like a socialite for a year. It ran one season. Contributed by LMS

April 16, 2008

General Hospital's Jason Thompson will be off the canvas for four episodes - while he's away, the role of Dr. Patrick Drake will be temporarily recast by Ethan Erickson beginning April 23rd.  Jason will return to the role on May 2nd. Contributed by MM

April 11, 2008

Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti, Young & the Restless)Young and the Restless fans heads up.  Michael Graziadei (Daniel) will appear on “Criminal Minds” on April 30. Contributed by MM

April 9, 2008

As the World Turns Larry Bryggman stars with Mercedes Ruehl in Edward Albee's "Occupant" at the Signature Theatre Company, 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).  For ticket and other info:  http://www.signaturetheatre.org/onstage.htm  Contributed by CL

April 8, 2008

Matthew Florida (ex-Ford Decker of Days of our Lives) wants Buzz to know that he just booked a series regular role on a webisode hosted by www.cinsay.com called "Dan's Detour of Life."  "the show is written/produced/directed by the writers of 'That 70's Show,' so it's pretty funny and everything's very well organized to say the least," revealed Florida.  "Very much like my role of Brad Ecker on 'Ghost Whisperer' (relating to DOOL''s Ford Decker), this role and project also has many similarities to 'Days.'  My character's name is J.P. Ford , and the acronym for the show is, if you pay close attention  DOOL...how crazy is that? " I so now -- more than ever -- I'm surely convinced that I only need to go out for roles and/or projects that are going to have some relation to 'Days of our Lives.' (just kidding)."  You can go on www.cinsay.com to find out more on the show. "I start filming today, and I'm not quite sure the turnaround on episodes yet, so the website will keep you up to date on the latest.  Also, I forgot to mention that the most exciting thing about this project is,it has a very strong potential to get picked up by network tv and become a primetime spot," Florida said.  Soapdom congratulates Florida on his latest venture, and our fingers are crossed. Contributed by MEW

Beth Chamberlain (Beth, Guiding Light)Guiding Light's Beth Chamberlin (Beth) has released her first workout video, The Kettlebell Way To Your Perfect Body, a total fitness workout led by America's foremost kettlebell expert, Anthony Diluglio and kettlebell enthusiast, Beth Chamberlin.  For more information please visit www.beacon-fitness.com . Contributed by LMS

April 7, 2008

In some "Where are they Now?" Buzz, Jensen Ackles, who soap fans will remember from his role as Eric Brady on Days of our Lives (1997-2000) and current star of The CW's Supernatural, has just been tapped to star in the feature film, "My Bloody Valentine 3-D." Production is set to begin May 12 with a planned release date of January 23, 2009.  Soapdom congratulates Ackles in landing his first major feature.  Contributed by LMS

April 4, 2008

Kristian Alfonso (Hope, Days of our Lives)Kristian Alfonso (Hope, Days of our Lives) will be on HSN (Home Shopping Network)with some great "never been seen" pieces from the Hope Faith Miracles collection. Tune in on Sunday April 27, 2008 at 9AM and 3PM and on Monday April 28th at 12:00 (Noon) and 11PM Eastern Standard Time.  Back by popular demand, Alfonso will have the Hope, Faith, Miracles, and Believe Wooden Bracelets, and "brand new" semi-precious stretch bracelets. These are all part of the Mix and Match collection. Alfonso will also have "Brand New" necklaces, earrings and rings. Please tune in and let us know what you think! If you are unable to tune in please visit www.hsn.com under Hope Faith Miracles. Contributed by LMS

Julie Pinson (ex Billie, DOOL; Janet, ATWT) Buzz hears that Julie Pinson (ex-Billie Reed of Days) has joined As The World Turns in the contract role of Janet, set to begin airing in early May. Remember on Days, Pinson was sister to Austin Peck, who now plays Brad Snyder on As The World Turns. Will the two colide? Stay tuned.  Contributed my MEW

Congratulations to All My Children's Cameron Mathison (Ryan).  He is this year's recipient of The Linda Dano Heart Award.  A Board Member for over 10 years, Linda Dano presents the award annually to an individual or group in the Entertainment Industry who exemplifies a commitment to improving the lives of children. HeartShare Human Services of New York has Past recipients include Rosie O'Donnell, Susan Lucci, Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie on behalf of The View, John Edward.  The 2008 HeartShare Gala and Auction takes place Tuesday, April 8th at The New York Marriott Marquis.  See Soapdom's Seeing Stars Calendar for more info.  Contributed by LMS

Eileen Fulton (Lisa, As the World Turns) was nominated for a 2008 MAC Award in the category of Female Celebrity Artist. The Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at the BB King Blues Club in NYC. For more information visit www.macnyc.com Contributed by LMS

Guiding Light’s new theme song, Only Love, written and performed by Kati Mac, is available for purchase on her website, www.KatiMac.comContributed by LMS

April 3, 2008

Nadia Bjorlin (Chole, Days of our Lives)Days of our Lives' Nadia Bjorlin (Chole) has released a 4 song EP along with her brothers Ulf and Jean Paul Bjorlin, titled The Bjorlin Trio. “The music is best described as classical crossover, in the likes of Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.”   “We recorded these four songs because of the beautiful three part harmonies and of course it is accompanied by my brother Jean Paul on piano.” explains the actress.  The trio has been performing together since they were 5 and 6 years old all over Sweden, Europe and the States where they have all grown up. As they grew older, they went their separate ways with their individual professions. Nadia pursued acting in Hollywood, and in 1999 landed the long exhausted search for the character of Chloe Lane which she has portrayed on and off since that time. In between those stints on “Days of our Lives”, she starred in the 2007 feature film, Redline and has guest starred in such TV series as “Jake In Progress”, “Sex, Love & Secrets”, “Out of Practice” and “Complete Savages”.  Ulf is an accomplished musician in his own right and was named after their late father, Ulf Bjorlin, Sr., a world famous composer and conductor. Ulf has also followed in his sister’s footsteps in acting, co-starring in several films and TV projects. Jean Paul is a recent graduate of Juilliard with a Masters Degree in Piano and currently sings in various New York City opera companies.  Last year the three siblings – Nadia, Ulf and Jean Paul decided to reunite and reignite their passion for the music that their father had so inspired them to love and they recorded several tracks together for fun. The magic of the trio was there and ultimately the EP was born and of course they were encouraged to pursue this by their mother, Fary, and their three other siblings – Katja, Kaj and Kamilla.  The tracks on The Bjorlin Trio EP include “Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)”, “Dream A Dream (Pavane)”, “The Prayer” and “Cinema Paradiso.” The tracks were recorded at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood with two-time Grammy-Award winning producer, Rob Christie. The 4 song EP is available NOW on iTunes, emusic and Amazon.com and wherever digital downloads are sold.  The trio will be back in the studios in the next few weeks recording more songs to complete their forthcoming full-length CD to be released later this year.  VIDEO:  http://download.yousendit.com/7B777A9E7E406F6E   www.MySpace.com/nadia_bjorlin   www.Nadia-Bjorlin.com  Contributed by LMS

Bold and the Beautiful's Ronn Moss (Ridge) is selling stuff on eBay!  Want something personal of Moss'?  Check this out!    Contributed by DR

April 2, 2008

Kim Zimmer (Reva, Guiding Light)Kim Zimmer (Reva, Guiding Light) will perform in the Broadway Grand Rapids Annual Fundraiser, From Bawdy to Broadway, An Intimate Evening of Cabaret with Kim Zimmer on Saturday, April 26 at the private Lakewood Estate on Fisk Lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (616) 235-6285 or visit www.broadwaygrandrapids.com . Contributed by LMS

April 1, 2008

Congratulations to General Hospital. The soap celebrates it's 45th anniversary today!  Contributed by LMS



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