Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ June 2009


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June 24, 2009

Susan Flannery (Stephanie, Bold and the Beautiful)Hey, Bold and the Beautiful fans. Did you know that Fridays this summer are BBFFs?  Yup.  Every Friday, all summer long, Bold and the Beautiful promises something that can't be missed.  It's going to be

fabulous.  Fabulous Fridays.  Bold and the Beautiful Fabulous Fridays. BBFF! Stay tuned.  Contributed by LMS

June 23, 2009

Tuc Watkins (David, One Life to Live)One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins (David) is featured on the People's Choice Awards website. There's a blog all about him by resident pop culture expert, Fred Nelson, President of People's Choice, and a poll posing the question:  What is Tuc Watkins most memorable role so far?"  Be sure to vote for your favorite!  People's Choice Awards Contributed by JB

Love is in the air over at Days of our Lives.  The show has put together a few fun clips of romance in bloom, including John and Marlena caught up in the rapture. Check out Days Love Videos.  Contributed by LMS

Patrick Duffy (Stephen, Bold and the Beautiful)Bold & the Beautiful's Patrick Duffy stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18 for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents "A Salute to TV Dads" event.  Contributed by LMS

Young & the Restless' Michael Damian (Danny) is back out in the music world. Did you know that 20 years ago, he had a huge hit with a song called Rock On? Well, he's just re-released a new, contemporary version of the single and it debuted on the Radio & Records ational AC chart at #30!  Way to rock it, Mike!  His new CD, "Rock On 2009" is available now at itunes, Amazon, and www.CaptionRecords.com.  Damian is also directing a film "Flicka 2" for 20th Century Fox with singer Clint Black and Y&R cast mate Tammin Sursok (Colleen).  Contributed by LMS

ABC Daytime, SOAPnet and Soap Nation have just signed on as an official sponsor of the Sara Evans 2009 Tour.  That means that on the tour's August 8th (in Atlanta) and August 22nd (in Fort Worth, TX) stops, you can expect TONS of Soap Nation fun -- autograph signings, Q&A's, meet-and-greets, and more with All My Children, General Hospital, and One Life to Live stars. Just who will be there has yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep you updated. Check here for more Sara Evans tour dates.

The Young and the Restless has crowned Charlene Lee and Willie Williams from Bronx, New York as the winners of the show’s “Wedding of a Lifetime” contest.  The couple, who were selected from an eligible entry pool of 2,600 applicants, will receive their dream wedding in Las Vegas this summer.  The wedding will be witnessed by “The Young and the Restless’s” veteran stars, Christian LeBlanc (“Michael Baldwin”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Baldwin”), with Grand Prize packaging provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Grand Las Vegas.  Soapdom congratulates the winners! Contributed by LMS

June 19, 2009

Trent Dawson (Henry, As the World Turns)Soapdom sends out congratulations to As the World Turns Trent Dawson (Henry). Just in time for Father's Day, Petside.com has released its list of Top Celebrity Pet Dads, and ATWT's Trent Dawson ranks #5.  He is the proud owner of not one, not two, but three kitties, Samantha, Kaia and Mansfield.  He even sponsored a Katrina cat!  Way to go Trent. Contributed by LMS

June 18, 2009

Simin Hashemizadeh, Larry & Shawn King, Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R)Kate Linder (Esther, Young and the Restless) guests at Simin Hashemizadeh's fund raiser for the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.  The event was held June 13 at Hashemizadeh's beautiful Los Angeles home. Hashemizadeh's is the owner of the South Pacific Surgery Center in Encino and newly opened South Pacific Surgery Center in Beverly Hills.  Along with Kate Linder, the event was attended by Steve Valentine, Inna Korobkina, Lady Victoria Hervey, Cheri Shankar of The Humane Society of the United States, Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band, and of course, Larry and Shawn King. $40,000 was raised. Contributed by LMS

June 17, 2009

Debbi Morgan (Angie, All My Children)Soapdom congratulates All My Children's Debbi Morgan (Angie) who recently tied the knot with beau, Jeff Winston. The wedding took place in Maryland on June 6, 2009.  It was "a perfect day for a beautiful, sunset wedding!" said wedding guest and AMC co-starVincent Irizarry (David) who attended the festivities with his wife, Avalon.  Also there to wish the happy couple well were Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC), Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL), Darnell Martin (Jesse, AMC), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, AMC) and his girlfriend, Gretchen, Thosten Kaye (Zack, AMC), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, AMC), Susan Haskill (Marty, OLTL).  Contributed by LMS

June 12, 2009

Joshua Morrow (Nicholas, Young and the Restless)Uh oh. Things are about to get all topsey turvey in Genoa City. Soapdom has heard, although we are not at liberty to confirm at this time, that Nick is in for a few rude awakenings.  His very being will come into question. Not only will the paternity of Sharon's baby come out, but Nick himself will be thrown for a double whammy when he learns the truth about his own heritage.  It's gonna be a bumpy ride ahead!  Contributed by DR

We're all broken up about the end of an era with the cancellation of Guiding Light. Even CBS' 60 Minutes has taken notice.  Word is that Guiding Light and it's rich 72-year history will be an upcoming feature story on the network's premiere news magazine program.  Wonder if Andy Rooney will have a comment or two?  Contributed by LMS

June 11, 2009

She's an actor, a muscian, and an artist.  We speak, of course, of Cady McClain (Rosanna, As the World Turns) who will be showcasing her art work, including paintings and collages, at Marty's Cafe in Washington Depot, CT for the entire month of June. Contributed by LMS

Austin Peck (Brad, As the World Turns)Austin Peck (Brad, As the World Turns), Julie Pinson (Janet, As the World Turns), Murray Bartlett (Cyrus, Guiding Light) and other daytime stars will set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 until Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit www.soapcruise.com or call 1-888-381-4654 for more information. Contributed by LMS

Robert Newman (Josh, Guiding Light)Robert Newman (Josh, Guiding Light) will appear in a production of the musical Sessions beginning on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Algonquin Theater, located at 123 East 24th Street. Newman will be starring as Dr. Peterson Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm. For information and tickets, please contact Glenna Freedman (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone: (212) 764-7900) or visit www.sessionsthemusical.com. Contributed by LMS