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Soapdom Soap Opera Buzz ~ January 2010

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It's 2010! Seems like it was only yesterday when we were all worried about the Y2K glitch and here we are, a decade later! But that's not gonna stop us from digging up all the latest soap opera buzz, news and scoops. Got soap opera news, scoops or buzz to share? Contact us!

January 29, 2010

Congratulations are in order!  Jennifer Gareis (Donna, Bold and the Beautiful), and her fiancé Bobby Ghassemieh, are pleased to announce that they are expecting their first child, a boy, in early summer 2010.  “It’s a very special time in our lives,” said Gareis. “Bobby and I would like to thank everyone for all of their support and warm wishes of congratulations.”

January 26, 2010

Ronn Moss (Ridge, Bold and the Beautiful)Get this!  The Bold and the Beautiful's Ronn Moss (Ridge) is a contestant in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars called "Ballando con le Stelle."  In the first episode, a dapper Moss, dressed to the nines in a tux, wowed audiences with the Quick Step.  In fact, he achieved the highest audience numbers of the show with a peak of 7.3 million viewers. (36.54% market share. The show began with a 32.19% market share with 6.2 million viewers.) In the end, Moss was tied with three other competitors for 7th place after the technical jury's scores were tabulated, and was not in the bottom four. After the final audience voting tabulations were combined with the jury scores, Moss was not eliminated. He did not achieve immunity. Moss has largely been the main focus of the reality show's media campaign, and has graced several covers, including GENTE (the first time ever that a B&B actor has graced the cover of this magazine). The magazine Gioia covered Ronn Moss with a four page feature, and this is the first time ever that this magazine has covered an actor from B&B. For the next few weeks, Moss will be one busy soap star. He will commute back and forth from Rome, Italy, where "Ballando" is broadcast live every Saturday evening, to Los Angeles, California, from now until the end of March, in order to continue taping episodes of "The Bold and the Beautiful."  Here is a fun behind the scenes video of Moss on "Ballando."  But be advised -- it's all in Italian. Even Moss' comments are dubbed in Italian!

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Our friends over at Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has a brand new interview with Stephen Nichols who debuts tomorrow on the Young and the Restless in the new role of Tucker McCall. There is audio and a transcript of the interview.  Also, there's a new interview with Susan Lucci, and a wrap up of the All My Children party at the Paley Center in LA.

Soapdom has learned that NATAS will hold this year's Daytime Emmys in June. They have not yet found a broadcast home, yet, however, but ATI, the production company that produced the show last year for The CW is on the case.  As soon as we know if the show will air on a network, we will let you know.

A few days ago in Buzz (scroll down), we shared a way cool photo of All My Children's Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) which was taken as part of a photo spread for Los Angeles Magazine.  The photos will be published in the March 2010 issue. If  you are not in the LA area, you can still purchase the magazine. Here's how...

January 24, 2010

James Mitchell (Palmer, All My Children)Soapdom has just learned that the reading of Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest" at The Writer's Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on February 20 and 21 for Soap Fan Mystery Theatre is being dedicated to the memory of James Mitchell (Palmer, All MY Children) who passed away Friday in Los Angeles.   According to co-producer, Mark Rozzano, Mitchell "was a good friend and part of my 'family.'  He's actually how I met (co-producer) Jacob (Young) in the first place.  It's a difficult loss for all of us who were close to him, so it's been a sad weekend.  Jacob and I are dedicating the production of 'The Unexpected Guest' to the memory of our friend, James Mitchell."  Soapdom sends our deepest sympathies to Mitchell's friends, family, and co-stars.  They continue to be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

January 23, 2010

McKenzie Westmore (ex Sheridan, Passions)McKenzie Westmore (ex Sheridan, Passions) tweeted a home remedy tip for hair care today, Westmore said that "a great way to brighten color on untreated hair is tea or coffee! For a rich dark add, make drip coffee or a dark tea, let cool. While cooling, shampoo and condition and rinse ur hair -- with either the coffee or dark tea.  Rinse it thru ur hair from root to end. Wait about a minute then rinse fully. For blondes use

camille tea or one of the lighter herbal teas. This all sounds crazy but I tried it and it worked!"  Thanks for the tip, Mac!

January 22, 2010

Crystal Chappell (Carly, Days of our Lives)"Days of our Lives" star Crystal Chappell stopped by "The Bonnie Hunt Show" on Thursday, January 21 to talk about her current storyline in the daytime drama as well as her new web series, "Venice."  But that's not all. Several lucky fans got VIP tickets via Twitter.  Part of their VIP experience was to take a photo with her and Bonnie Hunt, too!  Photo (c) Warner Bros./ Mark Davis.  Chappell's appearance on the Bonnie Hunt Show airs on Monday, January 25, 2010. Check local listings.



Crystal Chappell, Bonnie Hunt and Twitter Fans

January 21, 2010

Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, All My Children)All My Fashion! -- Photographer David Drebin captures Susan Lucci, Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison and Denise Vasi on the brand new Los Angeles set of the award-winning daytime drama, All My Children.  The whole scoop:  When the groundbreaking soap opera All My Children moved to LA on the eve of its 40th anniversary, Los Angeles magazine--itself celebrating its 50 years as the city’s premier magazine--got out the cameras. To mark this historic move--no soap opera has ever before moved its cast and production across the country--Los Angeles magazine set up a fashion shoot using top designer clothing on All My Children cast members Susan Lucci (Erica), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and former fashion model, Denise Vasi (Randi). Photographer David Drebin captured the top daytime drama stars in make-believe moments behind the scenes on the set: Susan Lucci practicing her scene alone by an exit sign; Rebecca Budig studying her lines from a script; Denise Vasi waiting for her cue; and Cameron Mathison preparing for a makeout session with Lucci.  “It was a dream come true,” says Laurie Pike, Style Editor for Los Angeles magazine and a lifelong All My Children fan, “to mix spring’s hottest fashion with actors who are lusted over every weekday on television.”  All My Children cast members model in Los Angeles magazine’s 8-page fashion shoot for the March 2010 issue. Be sure to check it out!

Kristoff St. John (Neil, Young and the Restless)

Young and the Restless' Kristoff St. John is recovering after tendon surgery. He posted to his Facebook friends and wants everyone to know that this 1st surgery "went off like gang-bustas! Femeris Tendon is strapped back to da bone! Nerve Block is weird. Its like a dead leg. Pain Meds suck!(strength) gonna grit my teeth. Gotta pee! uh-oh. Thanks for prayers and support. Deep, spritual, smokin' thanks to Dr. Neal ELAttrache/Kerlan Jobe,... and big ups, love, hugs to my best friend, Daniel G!"  Soapdom wishes St. John a speedy recovery.

January 20, 2010

Ashley Jones (Bridget, Bold and the Beautiful)On Friday at the Kari Feinstein Golden Globes Style Lounge, dozens of celebrities – including Ashley Jones (Bridget, Bold and the Beautiful), Paris Hilton, Lauren Conrad, Rex Lee, Bill Maher, Ryan McPartlin (Captain Awesome on Chuck and former star of Passions) and many others stopped by the Cash4Gold “melt room” to help the company donate funds to the Red Cross.  Celebs tossed gold coins into the melting pot to help contribute to the efforts supporting earthquake victims in Haiti.  Many are photographed here assisting with the fundraising efforts and trying on some Cash4Gold bling.

Lots of soap opera mystery afoot. There's the Soap Fan Mystery Theatre and now, Days of our Lives Mystery Theatre! Join the cast behind-the-scenes as they try to figure out “Where’s the baby?” (This is quite hilarious.)

Bid to own a signed sports pack from Galen Gering (Rafe, Days of our Lives), Greg Vaughan (ex Lucky, General Hospital), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex Dante, Bold and the Beautiful and more and it's all for a good cause -- the March of Dimes.  Find out more.

January 19, 2010 and earlier this month...

Linda Dano is back on QVC on Thursday, January 21, 2010.  Get the schedule here.

Congrats to General Hospital's Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) who is again expecting!  No word yet on whether they will write the pregnancy into her storyline, or if she'll be hiding behind large plants and fluffy pillows. Stay tuned.

Speaking of General Hospital stars and babies, congrats also go out to Greg Vaughan (ex Lucky) who is the proud father of Cavan Thomas Vaughan. Turns out that baby Cavan was born with the same stats as his big brother, Jathan James.  They were both 7 lbs 15 oz - 20 in long.

Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, AMC) with Bob GuineyWord on the street is that All My Children's Rebecca Budig and hubby, ABC Goldin Boy and ex "The Bachelor," Bob Guiney, have split.  Although the network is remaining mum ("We don't comment on our actors' personal lives"), People.com has reported that the two have definitely parted ways. If it's true, does that mean that Guiney will still be hosting Rock the Soap cruise?  Time will tell.

One Life to Live fans be prepared to be missing Viki for a few weeks.  According to her portrayer's website, Erika Slezak will be dealing with a chronic back problem when she has back surgery later this month.  While she's recovering, Viki will leave Llanview to take a trip to London.  The plan is that she's hoping to return when the show starts taping in it's new studios, the ex AMC stages in NYC. Soapdom wishes Slezak a speedy recovery.


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