As many of you know, Soapdom experienced a major hard drive failure on Sunday, January 4th. This resulted in a total crash of the website. We were able to get the homepage back on line within a day or so, but the programming for the rest of the site was compromised. We were back up and running by Tuesday, January 13, but suffered a database crash (likewise resulting from the hard drive crash) on Friday, January 16. We did not get the site back up until Monday, January 19. Yesterday, we also experienced some downtime. We regret the inconvenience. If you vi sit Soapdom and the site is down or not working properly, please just give us a little time to get things back in order again. Thank you for your patience. All I can say is, what a cruel way to start the New Year! Hope 2009 is treating you all a bit better. Like I always say, technology is grand, except when it doesn't work. Contributed by LMS
As the site was down for the most part of this month, I've been saving Buzz and have added it all below! Enjoy.
Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow will be on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT on Friday, February 6 to begin his birthday weekend (his birthday is the 8th) by being the lucky celebrity who receives a $1000 check for his favorite charity. Joshua chose The V Foundation, which he supports. For more info on the charity, check out www.jimmyv.org Go here for an expanded version of Morrow's TV Guide story . Contributed by LMS
One Life to Live fans! Check out Ilene Kristen (Roxy) performing at the Triad in New York City. She may be wild and whacky Roxy in Llanview, but she sizzles in this jazz club!
GH fans! Read all about Natalia Livingston's return to General Hospital. Contributed by LMS
And baby makes five for As the World Turns star. The 2/10 issue of Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Maura West (Carly, ATWT) and husband Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy, ATWT) will welcome baby No. 5 later this year. The couple's kids already include Joseph (nine in March), Katherine (seven), Basil (two); and, Benjamin (12, from West's first marriage.) Question is will Carly be pregnant, too? According to Digest, word is that the pregnancy will not be written into the storyline. Looks like we're gonna be seeing Carly carrying lots of fluffy pillows, tote bags, and hiding behind tall furniture later this year. Stay tuned. Contributed by LMS
Days of our Lives' James Reynolds (Abe) received the Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award on Sat., Jan. 17 from Living the Dream, Inc. in Topeka, Kansas. Awards are given each year to honor the community’s youth, people who have contributed to the betterment of the city, and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Reynolds picked up the award on his way to the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Contributed by LMS
Guiding Light's Beth Chamberlin (Beth) has released her second fitness video, The Kettlebell Way to Your Perfect Body, Volume 2, The Empire State. For more information and to order the video, go to www.beacon-fitness.com Contributed by LMS
On Thursday, January 15, Natalia Livingston (ex Emily) returns to General Hospital and begins airing on in the new role as Rebecca. GH fans will remember that Emily was murdered, then later appeared as an appiration on a number of occassions to Nikolas due to a head truma he suffered. Once the condition was operated on, Emily disappeared forever. Contributed by LMS
Days of our Lives fans rejoice! Days of our Lives finished the fourth quarter of 2008 tied for #4 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic, while ranking #1 outright in the valuable women 18-34 category, according to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. Days (1.4 rating, 8 share among women 18-49, 1.2/7 among women 18-34) equaled its ratings for the year-ago quarter among women 18-49 and women 18-34 and is up 5 percent in total viewers (with 2.8 million persons versus 2.7 million). Days also increased its audiences among working women 18-49 and females 18-24, 12-24 and 12-17 versus the year-ago quarter. For example, for the week of December 22-26, Days (1.3/7 among women 18-49, 1.1/7 among women 18-34) tied for #4 in the women 18-49 category and ranked #2 in the women 18-34 demo. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date and fourth-quarter figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day." Contributed by LMS
Some interesting news for AMC and GL fans. There is word spreading around the internet that John Driscoll, currently Coop on Guiding Light, may be heading for ABC Daytime pastures in the role of Sean Montgomery (last played by Breng Webber in 2007). We cannot confirm this rumor at this time, we are just putting it out there and saying where there is smoke there can be fire, or maybe not. In more news for AMCers, looks like we will be seeing more of Tad in the upcoming months and Kendall will be regaining consciousness soon. Contributed by LMS
We are sorry to inform you that the Soap Cruise is cancelled for May, Memorial Day Weekend. We are still planning on doing something that same weekend, here, in the Tampa Bay area. There just weren't enough reservations coming in for the cruise. Thank you to those that made a reservation. We hope this hasn't inconvenienced anyone. Contributed by LMS
Frank Dicopoulos is featured as the voice of “Dean the Dog” in the companion CD to the children’s book “Loukoumi's Good Deeds.” Other celebrities featured include Jennifer Aniston, Olympia Dukakis, and Gloria Gaynor. The book will be on sale April 1 and a portion of the proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, go to www.Loukoumi.com. Contributed by LMS
Orlagh Cassidy will appear in Aristocrats, opening January 25 at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York City. For more information, go to www.irishrep.org. Contributed by LMS
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