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Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ October 2009

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Boo and other salutations of the season, soap fans. Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?   Before you stir up your witch's brew or go out trick or treating, don't forget to snatch up a goodie bag full of the latest Soapdom soap opera buzz.

If you've got soap opera buzz, scoops, or rumors to share, please use the contact form.

October 27, 2009

On October 22, Days of our Lives Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) sang a duet with disco queen Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive") at the Grammy Museum. They sang a song called "Tell Him" and you can see it here.

Constance Towers (Helena, GH) (c)ABCGeneral Hospital's Constance Towers (Helena) offers up a few tips for a spooktacular Halloween bash.  But wait!  Not only does Towers share some great ideas, so does her alter ego, Helena!  Check them out, but beware!  Ghosts and goblins will soon be afoot.

As previously reported at Soapdom.com, on Saturday, November 7th, Days of our Lives fans get to meet

and greet the entire cast of their favorite soap at the Day of Days event at Universal Studios, Hollywood.  Check out the sneak peek... Plus, here's a preview of today's Days episode.

October 25, 2009

Taylor Spreitler (Mia, Days of our Lives)Congratulations to Days of our Lives' Taylor Spreitler (Mia) who turned Sweet Sixteen. On Saturday, October 24th, she had a big birthday bash at Ecco Lounge in Los Angeles to celebrate.  Tons of up and coming young Hollywood stars and starlets were on hand to help Taylor ring in this teen milestone including soap stars Jillian Claire (ex Abigail, Days of our Lives), Molly Burnett (Melanie, Days of our Lives), Casey Deidrick (Chad, Days of our Lives) and Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, General Hospital).

October 16, 2009

Peter Reckell (Bo, Days of our Lives)Congratulations to Days of our Lives.  The soap is experiencing increased ratings in a number of demographics. For the week of October 5-9, Days of our Lives delivered gains -- versus the same week last year -- of 13 percent in women 18-49 viewers and 21 percent in total viewers. For the week of October 5-9, "Days of our Lives" (1.4 rating, 9 share among women 18-49, 1.0/7 among women 18-34) tied for #2 among network daytime series in both the women 18-49 and women 18-34 demographics. "Days" matched its highest women 18-49 rating in nearly 10 months (since the week of December 8-12, 2008), and matched its strongest women 18-34 rating in nearly four months (since June 8-12). Compared with the same week last year, "Days of our Lives" generated increases of 13 percent in women 18-49 viewers (946,000 vs. 838,000) and 21 percent in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.5 million). Season to date, "Days of our Lives" is tied for #2 in the women 18-49 race and ranks #2 outright in the women 18-34 category. Season to date, "Days of our Lives" is up 10 percent in women 18-49 (920,000 vs. 839,000), up 7 percent in women 18-34 (362,000 vs. 339,000), up 11 percent in women 25-54 (987,000 vs. 887,000) and up 17 percent in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.6 million). "Days" is generating the biggest year-to-year total-viewer gain of any daytime series on the major networks and is the only daytime drama up in women 18-49 viewers.  Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

Congratulations to Soapdom.com. We have been named as a Finalist in the 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the Website of the Year category. This is Soapdom's second Finalist distinction, having also been named a Finalist in 2006.

Snow White and the Seven DwarfsDisney has opened it's vaults again and Snow White  and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition is now available in a great value combo pack which includes a CD and a Blu-Ray of the movie, plus a lot of bonus features.  This is great news for Soapdom's Linda Marshall-Smith, who is actually related (through marrige) to the portrayer of the character of Snow White.  Her name is Adriana Caselotti and she is the voice and the visage of Snow White. Now get this -- it's kinda complicated, but here goes. Caselotti was the sister of Marshall-Smith's mother's brother's wife. She passed away several years ago but her voice and her persona will live on forever as Snow White.  See the clip where Snow White gets to know the Seven Dwarfs. Check out this fun Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs website.

October 12, 2009

The fourth episode of Lauralee Bell's (ex Christine, Young and the Restless) Family Dinner is now posted exclusively at Funnyordie.  Log in and share your comments.  Family Dinner at Funnyordie.

October 7, 2009

Ingo Rademacher (Jax, General Hospital)The week of October 19, 2009, ABC Daytime will incorporate the theme of volunteerism across all three daytime dramas ("All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital") in support of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's "iParticipate" initiative to mobilize the entire entertainment community around a ground-breaking, multi-year initiative designed to inspire a new era of service, promoting a new way of thinking about service and motivate millions more Americans to volunteer regularly.

October 2, 2009

Kate Linder (Esther, Young and the Restless)Congratulations to Young and the Restless' Kate Linder (Esther)who is to be honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the ALS Association. To mark the 25th anniversary of the St. Louis Chapter of the ALS Association, they are honoring the national organization's celebrity spokesperson, Kate Linder of "The Young and the Restless." The gala 25th anniversary celebration to benefit the ALS Assn St. Louis Regional chapter will take place at the St. Louis Club on Saturday, November 7th beginning at 6 PM. But here's the fun part. If you attend the event, you will get the opportunity to bid on a tour of the set of the Young and the Restless with Linder as our tour guide. Tickets are $250.00 per person and are available by calling Gale Ingram at 888 873-8539.

One Life to Live fans, keep your pants on!  Apparently, some of you are jumping to a way wrong conclusion. The internet has been a buzz with a rumor about OLTL moving to a new city. Well, Soapdom can confirm that the rumor is just that -- a rumor -- and there is no truth to it. According to ABC Daytime spokesperson, Jori Petersen, "The only upcoming move ‘One Life To Live' is making is to the ‘All My Children' stage after that series relocates to Los Angeles. This will give ‘One Life To Live' more room and increase their production value." So there you have it. One Life to Live is staying put in New York City. Where do these rumors get started?

Congratulations to As the World Turns.  Winners of the Hollywood Health and Society Awards were announced last week and As The World Turns took first place in the category for Daytime Drama for its storyline about alcoholism. For more information and a complete list of winners, please visit www.usc.edu/hhs.

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All My Children's Walt Willey opens up about being a stand up comic

All My Children may be off the air, but one of it’s most, charming, debonair, drop dead gorgeous, and hilariously funny stars, none other than Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery), is out on the road again doing his stand up comedy act.  On Sunday, May 18, Willey hits the Detroit area, starring for one night at Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, MI.  

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