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Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz - May 2008

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The April Showers have given way to the May Flowers, not to mention all the latest soap opera scoops and buzz.

May 30, 2008

As the World Turns fans, here's a heads up. Visit the www.astheworldturns.net video vault to see a special feature with Austin Peck (“Brad”) as he introduces his newest co-stars, Julie Pinson (“Janet”) and Meredith Hagner (“Liberty”). Also on the site are interviews with 2008 Daytime Emmy Award nominees with commentary by Executive Producer Chris Goutman. Contributed by LMS

May 23, 2008

Days of our Lives fans, there is a rumor floating around the net that NBC has picked up Days of our Lives.  Great news, yes?  However, let's not count our blessings just yet. According to our sources at the network, no decision on the fate of Days has been reached as of press time.  But hang tight. Sometimes, the fact that these "rumors" are beginning to surface, may indeed mean that the net is deciding in Days favor. Stay tuned to Soapdom for more on this breaking story. Contributed by LMS

Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex Dante, Bold and the Beautiful)Soapdom has learned that there may be a second season of SOAPnet’s “GH: Night Shift.”  We also hear that General Hospital is interested in resurrecting the character of Jagger Cates and may be reaching out to Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex Dante, B&B) who starred as Jagger on GH from 1992-1994 and again in 1995. Apparently, they want Sabato, Jr. to reprise Jagger Cates on the nighttime spinoff.  Stay tuned. Contributed by LMS

In some Where Are They Now Buzz, Soapdom congratulates All My Children alum, Justin Breuning (ex Jamie Martin).  His pilot of the Knight Rider sequel has been picked up by NBC as a series for the fall season.  It debuts Wednesday, September 24 from 8-9 PM.  Contributed by LMS

The Daytime Emmys are fast approaching.  Be sure to tune in to "SOAPNet Live from the Daytime Emmys," premiering on Daytime Emmy night, Friday, June 20th from 6-8 PM with repeat airings as follows: Friday 6/20 11pm; Saturday 6/21 4pm; Sunday 6/22 12pm; Monday 6/23 1pm. Contributed by LMS

Tune into As The World Turns on Thursday, May 29, Tuesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 5 to see the three CBS Inturn finalists battle it out for their chance to win a thirteen-week contract on the show. Voting will commence on Friday, June 6 on www.cbs.com.Contributed by LMS

Julie Pinson (ex Billie, Days; Janet, As the World Turns)Visit the www.astheworldturns.net video vault to see a special feature with Austin Peck (“Brad”) as he introduces his newest co-stars, Julie Pinson (“Janet”) and Meredith Hagner (“Liberty”). Also on the site are interviews with 2008 Daytime Emmy Award nominees with commentary by Executive Producer Chris Goutman.  Contributed by LMS

Soapdom congratulates Guiding Light’s Jessica Leccia ("Natalia") and Brian Malloy. They  were married on May 3 at the Gran Melia Resort in Puerto Rico.  Joining Jessica and Brian were some of her Guiding Light co-stars (Murray Bartlett (Cyrus), Beth Ehlers (Harley), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, All My Children; ex Gus, Guiding Light) and Caitlin VanZandt). Contributed by LMS

May 19, 2008

Congratulations to One Life to Live's Kristen Alderson (Starr). She celebrates her 10th anniversary with the soap this summer and on Friday, August  15 from 6 to 9 PM, fans can celebrate the milestone with her at The Fountain Room at The New York Marriott East Side. For more info, check Soapdom's Seeing Stars Calendar for August! Contributed by Tonya & LMS

Deidre Hall (Marlena, Days of our Lives)Days of our Lives Deidre Hall (Marlena) is a bridesmaid!  Her good and longtime friend, actress Lonnie Anderson, is getting married for the fourth time and according to Anderson the fourth time will be forever. Her husband to be is none other than her high school sweetheart! Hall was at the bridal shower and is reported to be on the reception line as a bridesmaid.  Contributed by LMS

Mark your calendars! The third Anuual SOAPnet "Night Before" the Daytime Emmys Party is June 19, 2008 from 6-9 PM at Crimson & Opera in Hollywood, CA.  Everyone who is anyone in soaps attends.  Come on out to catch a glimpse of your faves!  Contributed by LMS

As the World Turns fans, heads up!  Check out this fun As the World Turns  behind-the-scenes video clip featuring Michael Park (Jack), Kelley Meneghan Hensley (Emily) and more.  Contributed by CL

Soapdom is saddened to report that actor, John Phillip Law, has passed away. Along with memorable roles in feature films like Barbarabella (with Jane Fonda) and The Russians are Coming (with Alan Arkin), Law did a stint on The Young and the Restless as Jim Gringer in 1998. Contributed by LMS

May 14, 2008

Soapdom has heard that the character of Michael (played by Dylan Cash), who is currently in a coma on General Hospital, will be recast. In fact, as we understand it, the call has gone out for a replacement -- but not for an older actor. For a younger one.  General Hospital wants to keep Michael at around age 7!  This is a case of SORAS (soap opera rapid aging syndrome) in reverse.  Contributed by LMS

May 13, 2008

Young and the Restless' Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chole; ex Maggie, All My Children) has her very own YouTube channel and she just started doing a video blog. Her plan is to take us behind the scenes on Y&R.  Her first video blog reveals that she is in Tracey E. Bregman's dressing room. Since Hendrickson is not a contract player, she gets to share dressing rooms with actors who may not be working on the day(s) she's working. In this particular video blog, we learn that she is on set to tape not one, not two, but three episodes... check it out ! Contributed by LMS

Eden Riegel (ex Bianca, All My Children)Speaking of former All My Children stars and YouTube, Daytime Emmy Winner, Eden Riegel (ex Bianca, AMC) also has a YouTube channel.  Check in with Riegel here . Contributed by LMS

Which brings me to this. Cady McClain, who has recently returned to All My Children in the role of Dixie's Ghost, is only back for an 8-week stint.  If it goes well, however, she is not against making a more permanant arrangement with the show.  She noted to the NY Daily News that AMC producers recognized the error of their ways in killing her off thanks to poisioned pancakes in early January 2007. So, who knows, maybe Dixie will come back from the dead for good a second time.  Stay tuned. Contributed by LMS

May 12, 2008

Tina Sloan (Lillian, Guiding Light)Tina Sloan (Lillian) is celebrating her 25th anniversary with Guiding Light this month.  Tina joined the show in 1983.  Beth Chamberlin has played her daughter since 1989 and had this to say about Tina:  “To say that Tina is the best TV mom anyone could ask for, doesn't begin to touch just how much she has meant to me over the years.  She has protected me, mentored me, inspired me and prodded me (I occasionally need this).   By her example, she has taught me to be a better actress, friend, and co-worker.  She is gracious, elegant and vivacious.  I consider it one of the great good fortunes of my life to have been put into her beautiful orbit.” You can visit www.guidinglight.net to see a vintage “Lillian” clip in the Whats News section. Contributed by LMS

The Los Angeles Times has reported the passing of Beverlee McKinsey who played Alexandra Spaulding from 1984 until 1992. Guidinglight.net will feature a vintage “Alexandra” clip in the coming weeks as a tribute to Beverlee. Contributed by LMS

May 9. 2008

In some Where Are They Now Buzz, "As the World Turns" Jennifer Ferrin (ex Jennifer) is now appearing in  Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," at Broadway's Cort Theatre. "A dizzy delight and an ingenious spoof," The Daily News' Joe Dziemianowicz reviewed. Contributed by LMS

As Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, All My Children; ex Gus, Guiding Light) assumes the role of Jake Martin on AMC, Jake's most recent fomer portrayer, Michael Lowry, is appearing in a number of prime time guest starring roles.  This week alone he played a no-nonsense homicide detective in CBS' "Two and a Half Men," on Monday, May 5, and on Thursday, May 8, he had a memorable, albiet it brief, stint on CBS' "Without a Trace" as an angered man whose car was about to be repossesed.  Soapdom congratulates Lowry on landing these prime time gigs.   Which brings us to this.  Ricky Paull Goldin is taking over as AMC's Jake after number of other actors -- in addition to Michael Lowry --  dallied in the role, including Michael Brainard, Michael Scalera, and J. Eddie Peck. Wil Jake be long lived in Pine Valley this time around?  Stay tuned... Contributed by LMS

May 8, 2008

Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara, ATWT) and Dr. SonAs the World Turns Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara), long time Redding resident and star of the day time drama, As the Word Turns, was recently the guest speaker at a dinner hosted by Yale-New Haven Hospital to celebrate construction progress of the new Smilow Cancer Hospital. Zenk Pinter is an oral cancer survivor and spoke about her personal experience and the expert care she received at YNHH. She is pictured here with one of her treating physicians, Yung Son, MD, a radiation oncologist who also spoke at the event.  For more on Zenk Pinter's stuggle with oral cancer , read this Soapdom's exclusive. Contributed by JB

May 2, 2008

Restless Style Logo Heads up Young and the Restless fans.  The countdown continues.  What are they counting down to? Here's a little clue for you all ... Restlessstyle.com   Find out what it all means on May 16th.  Contributed by RestlessChick



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