Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ February 2011

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Ground Hogs, Valentines and 28 days.  Yup, it's February and good news is ole Punksatawny Phil saw his shadow so there are only six more weeks of winter.  For now, stay warm with your soap opera Buzz.  Got Buzz to share?  Contact us.

February 25, 2011

Luner, Strause, EganSome of Hollywood's hottest talent – including soap opera alum McKenzie Westmore, Greg Vaughan, Tika Sumpter, and Antonio Sabato, Jr.; AMC stars Jamie Luner, Crishell Strauss, Melissa Claire Egan; and new Y&R regular Angell Conwell turned out at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood last night (Thurs., Feb. 24) to support the newly announced American Idol Top 24 at "Idol Prom" hosted by AT&T.  At the event, the Top 24 were surprised with the news that they were receiving the brand new Motorola Atrix 4G, complete with a lapdock and multimedia HD dock, and one year of free wireless service from AT&T.  In addition to the Idol Prom, Idol fans learned yesterday that, for the first time ever, American Idol will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at Sponsored by AT&T, online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Tuesday, March 1 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines, as well as unlimited text-message votes for AT&T wireless customers during the voting window (standard text-messaging rates may apply).  Visit for additional information regarding AMERICAN IDOL voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.

Susan Flannery, Brad BellCongratulations to the Bold and the Beautiful.  On Sunday, February 20th, members of the B&B  family attended the 18th Annual Catholics In Media Associates (CIMA) Awards.  During the ceremony, Susan Flannery (Stephanie) presented Executive Producer Brad Bell with the 2011 Humanitarian Award, recognizing B&B's ongoing storyline about the homeless population of Los Angeles.Way to go B&B!

February 18, 2011

Congratulations to Gregori Martin and the stars and crew of the web series 'The Bay.'  They have just been picked up by ATI -- the same company that saved the Daytime Emmys several years ago.  Find out more on TV Guide.

In the Los Angeles Times, Times Select magazine in conjunction with, All My Children's Susan Lucci (Erica) shares how to "Live Happily Ever After."  "In challenging times, remember the reasons you fell in love and never take them for granted."  Lucci has been married to husband and manager, Helmut Huber, for 40 years.

Bold and the Beautiful fans, here's a heads up. On Monday, February 21st, The Bold and the Beautiful will debut new opening titles at the beginning of the episode. Take a trip down memory lane and then see the new opening sequenc in the making, thanks to TV Guide Magazine!

February 15, 2011

JoAnne Worley (president, Actors and Others for Animals), Kate Linder (Esther Valentine on The Young and the Restless and spokesperson for the ALS Association) and Christine Devine (new anchor/reporter, Fox 11 and My13 and producer, Wednesday's Child, an ongoing child adoption segment) met with non-profit organizations at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to talk about "How Hollywood and Celebrities Can Be A Force For Good" at the monthly Print Interactive Radio and Television Educational Society meeting ( Photo: Steven Rosenthal

Joanne Worley, Kate Linder, Christine Devine

February 8, 2011

Days of our Lives fans!  From 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! If you are in the Coconut Grove, Florida area -- or can get there -- 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 at Fan It.  Don’t forget about the Florida Meet & Greet February 20-21! RSVP today:

February 7, 2011

Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R)Fans of The Young and the Restless are mounting a campaign for the show to keep Daniel Goddard (Cane) in Genoa City.  To find out more, visit the campaign's Facebook page and join up if you want to make a difference and have your voice heard!  Don't be shy.

Soapdom visited Stage 31 of CBS Television City to help the Bold and the Beautiful celebrate its 6000th episode.  "When we started this, we never even figured we'd be here ten years," said B&B executive producer, Bradley Bell in regard to the show rapidly approaching its 24th anniversary.  The Bold and the Beautiful celebrated today with a cupcake display spelling out the number 6000.  More to come. Stay tuned.

February 3, 2011

Kathryn JoostenPrimetime Emmy winner® Kathryn Jooston appears on The Talk on Friday, February 4, 2011 promoting tune-in to the Bold and the Beautiful's 6,000th episode that will air on Monday, February 7, 2011.  In the special 6000th episode, Joosten, along with other real life lung cancer survivors, join with Stephanie (Susan Flannery) in an intervention for Nick (Jack Wagner)Find out more.