Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ July 2010

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July 29, 2010

Be sure to tune in to The View Thursday, August 5th when General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) appears as a guest.

As previosuly reported at, Atlantic recording artist Jason Castro guest stars on The Bold and the Beautiful, Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30, on the CBS Television Network.  Castro, third runner-up on the seventh season of "American Idol," will perform "Love Uncompromised" off his recently released self-titled debut album.  He will appear in scenes with Kim Matula “Hope”, Zack Conroy “Oliver” and Sarah Joy Brown “Aggie” as “Oliver” attempts to romance “Hope” back into his life after a terrible misunderstanding tore the two young lovers apart.   Castro's current single, "That's What I'm Here For," was heard in a recent episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

July 21, 2010

Alison Sweeney (Sami, DOOL)Soapdom is delighted to share that NBC has announced the 3rd Annual "Day of Days" Days of our Lives fan event. This year the event will celebrate th 45th anniversary of Days of our Lives!  Meet the stars at Citywalk at Universal Studios Hollywood this November.  There will be a Meet and Greet, Q&A and many more exciting activities with your favorite Days of our Lives stars as they celebrate their 45th year.  The 3rd Annual Day of Days fan event will take place Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Citywalk at Universay Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA.  The list of actors attending has not been released so stay tuned to for all the latest news on this amazing fan event for Days of our Lives fans.

July 19, 2010

James Franco (Franco, GH)Tune in this week for the climax of the Franco storyline on General Hospital shot on remote at the MOCA (Museum of Contempory Art) at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.  With Franco’s return to Port Charles, the multi-award winning daytime drama kicks off its summer story as the wickedly brilliant Franco takes the town's citizens on a wild ride of mystery, music, murder and mayhem. As the artist continues his obsessive vendetta against 

Jason (Steve Burton), enemies will be forced to work together, Jason and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) will pursue a tangled web of clues Franco has laid out, the hospital will be in peril, and in a chilling climax, the viewing audience will be treated to performance art the likes of which they’ve never seen before.  All we can say is hold on to your remotes, General Hospital fans. You are in for a wild ride...

July 16, 2010

"Good Morning America" weekend co-anchor Bianna Golodryga recently sat down with award-winning actor James Franco in Los Angeles, where he was filming a scene for "General Hospital" at the Pacific Design Center. Reprising his role as artist "Franco," the actor discussed what draws him to the structure of soap operas, telling Golodryga "...there are performances with different levels of intension, different levels of being 

genuine, that can get audiences thinking in a different way than just about a fictional story. And I thought...if I went on a soap opera, maybe that would add something, maybe that would shake something up." He also discussed his return to school and his reputation as a "renaissance man," who's not only an actor but a director, producer, and artist as well.

Back The Bay's finale episode this season. Yup, that's right you and your soap fan friends can back the production of The Bay's season finale. The Bay is a new web series staring a literal plethora of soap opera stars from Mary Beth Evans and Charles Shaughnessy, to Tristan Rogers and McKenzie Westmore. They are planning quite the season ender, but need some additional support to complete production. It's easy for you to contribute and be a part of this fun, fab web series. Just go to Kickstarter, The Bay the Series Season Finale to find out more and pledge your support.

Bold and the Beautiful CDThe Bold and the Beautiful has launched its first album of originally composed songs from the series on iTunes, it was announced today. Appropriately titled "Music of Passion and Romance," the Bold and the Beautiful album consists of 22 songs originally composed by the Emmy®-Award winning music team of Jack Allocco, David Kurtz and Bradley P. Bell. The album has been in the works for well over a year and includes fan favorites as well as new titles that span from Season One to present. "David Kurtz and I are so very pleased to share some of our favorite music from The Bold and the Beautiful," said Allocco. "In so many ways it has been the soundtrack of our lives." "We have been able to record this music with some of the finest orchestras and players in the world. We hope the score will conjure up our fans' favorite scenes," said Kurtz. Allocco and Kurtz have been The Bold and the Beautiful's composers since the series inception in 1987. Emmy®-Award winning Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell continues, "This is an album of love, of passion, and of extraordinary beauty. It holds some of the most romantic music ever heard on television and we are pleased to be able to offer this to our fans." Tracks include "Mother's Plea", "Martini Sunset", "Wine Time", "Alluring Vamp Sultry", "Hold Me", "Forrester Theme", "Flying Bold", "Moonlight Promise", "Bedtime Stories", "Raindrops", "Rick and Steffy Theme", "Beautiful and Bold", "Bridge Theme", "Never Go Home", "Jackie M. Theme", "Tantra Mantra", "Paulina's Big Smile", "Black Night Blues", "Beyond Brooke", "Affairs End", "Tuesday's Rain", and "Bold and Beautiful Waltz". The album is available for $9.99, and each song individually for $ 0.99 at itunes.