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December 28, 2006

Tamara Braun (ex-Carly, General Hospital) continues to add on to her resume since leaving the sudser in 2005.  The Emmy nominated performer's latest television appearance comes via CBS' critically acclaimed drama, Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.  In the episode entitled "Deja Boo" airing January 12, Braun portrays the character Brenda Sanborn.  Contributed by LDB

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas! 

December 22, 2006

Sydney Penny (Julia, AMC)TVGuide.com is reporting that Sydney Penny (Julia, AMC) is pregnant.  This is the first baby for Penny and her husband of 11 years, artist Robert Powers.  It is yet unknown whether Penny's pregnancy will be written into All My Children. The baby is due in June.  Contributed by LMS

Lee Phillip-Bell, co-creator of Young and Restless and Bold and Beautiful, tells Buzz that this Christmas the family will be spending the holiday in Aspen. "We look forward to it, and it gives us time to all be alone and together," Bell said. Also, this season Bell has spent a great deal of time Christmas shopping. And why not with all those grandchildren? Buzz joked with Bell that pretty soon the family Christmas card will have to be portrait size.  Contributed by MEW

Stuart Damon (Alan, GH)In some shocking General Hospital Buzz, I heard through the grapevine that Stuart Damon was next to be axed on GH.  Alan Quartermaine will be killed off!  Is no one safe?  How disrespectful.  Contributed by LDB

Spokesperson for Linda Dano (ex-Rae,OLTL; ex Felicia, AW) said that after the death of her beloved husband, Frank, and her mother a few years ago, Dano is getting back into the swing of things and starting to enjoy life again. This year the veteran actress is putting up some holiday decor, taking in the beautiful New York sites, and decorated a beautiful Christmas tree in her New York apartment. (Check it out at lindadano.com .  Dano will also be entertaining about 60 quests at her beautiful Connecticut home. Dano is not only one classy lady, but a true inspiration.  Contributed by MEW

December 21, 2006

Jennifer Landon (Gwen. ATWT)Happy First Day of Winter!  Lot's going on for Procter & Gamble soaps.  First up, you can now download “Slide” the single from Jennifer Landon (Gwen, ATWT) as a ring tone for your very own phone! For details, please visit modtones  Contributed by LMS

Speaking of Jennifer Landon's “Gwen,” she will return to the recording studio on Thursday, December 28th to record her new song "I Saw Love."  Landon went into a NYC recording studio on December 6th to record the song written by Nini Camps and published by Cherry River Music (bmi)/Lovepie Music (bmi).  The song will be available for download at iTunes.com as of December 28th.  Contributed by LMS

In some Guiding Light Buzz,l og on to http://www.cbs.com/daytime/gl/behind/specials
to see exclusive webisodes of “The Law,” a reality cop show based in Springfield and starring Mandy Bruno (“Marina”), Robert Bogue (“Mallet”), Gina Tognoni (“Dinah”) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (“Remy”). New episodes will appear every Wednesday until January 3rd.  Contributed by LMS

Then, on January 3rd, 2007, in honor of its unprecedented 70th anniversary, the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light will launch www.FindYourLight.net .  The website, along with Guiding Light’s January 3rd television episode, will introduce the show’s yearlong “Find Your Light” theme, which hearkens back to the show’s original themes of community and brotherhood. Just how this will impact storyline is anyone's guess, so be sure to stay tuned.  Contributed by LMS

December 19, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006 is B&B New Year’s Eve Episode. However, B&B will be pre-empted on the West Coast only on Friday, December 29th.  But not to fret. You can see the entire episode on CBS.com/innertube .   Contributed by LMS

December 15, 2006

In some where are they now Buzz, Nathan Fillion, who starred on One Life to Live as Joey Buchanan (#4) from 1994 to 1997, has just landed the lead role in an new drama series for the Fox Network called "Drive."  Produced by 20th Century Fox, Fillion plays the character of Alex Tully, a charming landscaper, who is a bit of a rogue. When his wife is abducted, he is coerced into joining the race to find her.  Here's what's of interest.  The original pilot for the series starred Ivan Sergei.  Apparently, Fillion has been approached to do the pilot last spring, but was busy filming "White Noise 2: The Light," slated for release January 5, 2007. "I was a little disappointed because Tim is a friend, and there is nothing better than working with people you know and like," Fillion told the Hollywood Reporter. As he is personal friends with Tim, one of the executive producers, they approached him again this summer, showed him the pilot, and he was smitten.  "I was so excited about it," Fillion said of his first reaction to the tape. "He has some really talented actors lined up in it, and it's exciting to get to meet them and work with them." Meantime, poor Ivan Sergei.  Contributed by LMS

December 12, 2006

Adrian Bellani (Miguel) and Ben Masters (Julian) of Passions will be hosting a live chat on...



...Thursday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. (PST).  For more information go to www.nbc.com/passionsContributed by LMS

December 8, 2006

Victoria Rowell (Dru, Y&R)Y&R's Victoria Rowell (Dru) steps out of her Winters clothes to take on the role of Penelope in the feature film, "Home of the Brave," starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson.  The film chronicles the lives of four soldiers as they journey from the ravages of war abroad only to return home plagued with a myriad of psychological and physical injuries.  Jackson plays a captian who is a surgeon. He returns to his family a changed man.  Rowell's character does her best to understand the horror that he's faced.  The film also stars Jessica Biel, 50 Cent, and Chad Michael Murray.  Opening in both NY and LA on December 15, "Home of the Brave" gets a national release on January 5, 2007. Rowell's Y&R co-star, Thad Luckinbill (J.T.), came out to the LA Premiere which was held December 5, 2006 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills to show his support.  Contributed by LMS

The third annual "ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" Benefit, hosted by All My Children's Cameron Mathison, will be held in New York City on February 25, 2007. Stars from your favorite ABC shows will be signing and dancing on Broadway for one night only in support of this great cause.  From AMC:  Jeff Branson (Jonathan), Justin Bruening (Jaime), Jeffrey Carlson (Zarf), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Alexa Havins (Babe), Cady McClain (Dixie), Cameron Mathison (Ryan) Sydney Penny (Julia), Eden Riegel (Bianca), Aiden Turner (Aiden), Walt Willey( Jackson) and Jacob Young (JR).  From OLTL:  Kristen Alderson (Starr), Kathy Brier (Marcie), Kassie DePaiva, Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline), Catherine Hickland (Lindsey), Erika Slezak (Viki), Trevor St. John (Todd) and Robin Strasser (Dorian).  From GH: TBD  Tickets are available now by visiting www.broadwaycares.org. Contributed by LMS

Brittany Snow is certainly carving out quite a nice career for herself in Hollywood.  After wrapping starring roles in both a successful primetime series ("American Dreams") and feature film ("John Tucker Must Die," which also starred ex-soaper, Jesse Metcalfe who originated the role of Miguel on Passions), the former Guiding Light beauty who played Susan from 1998 to 2001, preps for her most risque part yet as a stripper in the independent picture "Finding Amanda" opposite Matthew Broderick.  Shooting begins early in the new year.  Contributed by LDB

December 7, 2006

Natalia Livingston (Emily) and Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) of General HospitalIt's love at first sight for General Hospital's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas).  Per his official website, Christopher confirmed his engagement to sports reporter Brienne Pedigo. Pedigo is 25 years old and was introduced to Christopher on a blind date.  After a monthlong courtship, he popped the question in October.  The raven beauty was born and bred in Indiana.  The actor had been most recently linked to co-star Natalia Livingston (Emily); the pair dated off and on for much of 2004 and 2005.  This will be the second marriage for Christopher - he and Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria (Gabriella) divorced in 2004.  The Emmy-nominated star was also previously engaged to Vanessa Marcil (Samantha Marquez, Las Vegas; ex-Brenda, GH). He met Longoria when she worked as Marcil's stand in on General Hospital.  Contributed by LDB

"For The Birds:" BIRD TALK Magazine, the world’s most widely read pet bird publication, announced it will run its exclusive interview with General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) in its January 2007 issue, currently on newstands. In the interview, Benard allowed BIRD TALK into his Hollywood Hills home, revealing insights into life with his wife, Paula and their three children, Cailey, Cassidy and Joshua, as well as the clan's extended wildlife family. Benard reveals his interest in birds, and why Tito, his African grey parrot, is his favorite. The magazine is available at PetCo and PetSmart.  Contributed by LDB

And in a tad more GH Buzz, Tamara Braun (ex-Carly) makes a special appearance on CBS' December 10th episode of  Cold Case, airing at 9pm EST.  Contributed by LDB

December 6, 2006

In some Where Are They Now Buzz, Dan Wells, (ex Stan/Sami, DOOL) premieres tonight in in the My Network TV Drama “Watch Over Me."  He stars along side Casper Van Diem and Dayanara Tores.  Along with his former role on Days of our Lives, Wells was also in the Fox Comedy “Free Ride” as the character of Steve Moss.  Stay tuned to Soapdom for more on Well's new gig.  Here's what we can say so far.  He's looking hotter than ever!  Hubba. Contributed by LMS

Marilyn McIntyre, Watch Over MeSpeaking of Watch Over Me, another ex Days of our Lives star, Marilyn McIntyre, is also starring as a series regular on the nighttime serial drama.  The show airs six nights a week with original episodes Monday through Friday and then wrap-up episodes on Saturday nights. The show is on for 13 weeks, 66 episodes. McIntyre stars in 32 episodes playing Helen Porter, the mother of the hero-lead, Jack Porter, and the sexy troublemaker, Caitlin, and wife of Richard.  According to McIntyre, "These serial dramas are all shot in and around San Diego. Rehearsals and filming for Watch Over Me started in July and we wrapped the first week of November. It¹s nice to be back in LA full time for the holidays." Watch Over Me airs on MyNetworkTV, the new Fox hi-def network (channel 13 in LA.) Check your local listings under MyNetwork or MNTV. Contributed by MEW

GL fans heads up.  Tune into the 2007 People's Choice Awards on the CBS television network and log onto www.PCAVOTE.com on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 to see Gina Tognoni ("Dinah") and Rob Bogue ("Mallet"). Check listings for show times.  Contributed by LMS

December 5, 2006

According to CBS, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Linden of Barney Miller fame will join The Bold and the Beautiful for a limited run in the role of Jerry Kramer, a mysterious man from Jackie's (Lesley-Anne Down) past. Jackie's son, Nick (Jack Wagner), will begin to have....



....flashbacks of Kramer, and be puzzled by these memories. Linden's episodes begin airing Tuesday, December 19. What is it with all these former prime time stars coming to daytime? Contributed by MEW

December 4, 2006

David Fumero (Cristian, OLTL)"Manhattanites," an independent feature film starring David Fumero (Cristian, OLTL), Ilene Kristen (Roxy, OLTL), Forbes March (Nash, OLTL), and Aiden Turner (Aidan, AMC) among others has one more week of filming in NYC. Co-written and executive produced by Roger Newcomb, the film is directed by Gregori J. Martin and Darnell Williams. Martin also has a starring role and a co-writing credit.  Contributed by LMS

On Christmas Day, Monday 12/25 from 7pm-12am, SOAPnet will air a SOAPNET SELECTS… THE BEST OF ‘06 marathon with a repeat from 12am-5am.  There will be no new programming on ABC, CBS or NBC daytime on Christmas Day, so SOAPnet is doing the next best thing. "Best of" episodes have been assigned but are not being revealed to the public so that you may tune in to see what shows made the cut. Have any good guesses?  See if you're right on Christmas night on SOAPnet. Contributed by LMS

December 3, 2006

Kristian Alfonso (Hope, DOOL)Days fans heads up. Looking for that perfect soap opera inspired gift for yourself this holiday season?  Well, you're in luck.  Kristian Alfonso (Hope, Days of our Lives) has just launched a jewelry line with a product that is very near and dear to her heart, and just in time for the holidays.  "At an early age, my mom introduced me to what has over the years become my trademark, the Fleur de lis," Alfonso tells us.  "The body symbolizes hope and the two branches: faith and miracles. The Fleur de lis has always been the symbol of my inspiration. For years, I have received letters, e-mails and calls to NBC about my jewelry and where to find it. Thank you for inspiring me to create the Hope Faith Miracles Jewelry Collection." Get yours at hopefaithmiracles.com Contributed by LMS

December 1, 2006

Soapdom has learned that another sexy Aussie is about to hit the daytime airwaves. This time it's Y&R who has tapped a hunk from down under.  Daniel Goddard (“Home and Away,” “BeastMaster”) comes on board as Cane, a handsome bartender with a mysterious past who befriends Amber (Adrienne Frantz).  His first airdate is January 12, 2007.  Contributed by LMS

Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC)According to Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC), All My Children has teamed with Avon and Yahoo Auctions to raise money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! "There are little teddy bears with tags signed by many stars of daytime, primetime, even theater, as well as a pair of Everlast Pink Boxing Gloves to 'Knock Out Breast Cancer,' signed by many 'All My Children' cast members including Susan Lucci, Jeff Branson, Terri Ivens, Chrishell Stause, Ambyr Childers, Jill Larson, David Canary, Alexa Havins, Colin Egglesfield, Connie Fletcher and more," Minshew said.  Plus from AMC, there are Teddy Bears for: Jeff Branson (Jonathan), Justin Bruening (Jamie), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Kelli Giddish (Di), Terri Ivens (Simone), Thorsten Kaye (Zach), Alexa Havins (Babe), Sydney Penny (Julia), Laurence Lau (ex-Greg), Mark LaMura (ex-Mark); and, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse).  Other soap stars also have signed bears as part of the auction.  Check out the auctions, get yourself a cute, cuddly momento, and help raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. AMC Auctions for Breast Cancer  Contributed by LMS

Scissor Sisters will be taping all day Tuesday, December 5, on the set of Passions to air in an episode in early February 2007. Soapdom will be on hand on Tuesday to capture all the dish, buzz and what have you. Stay tuned.  Contributed by LMS

As previously reported by Soapdom, the Daytime Emmy's will again be held in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre on Friday, June 15, 2007 and broadcast this year on CBS from 9-11 PM.  The Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented at a non-televised ceremony on Thursday, June 14 in Hollywood, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.  Nominations for THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS for all Daytime Programming except Childrens Programming will be announced live from New York on CBS News' "The Early Show" on March 14, 2007.  Contributed by LMS

Soapdom is saddened to report that Anne Howard Bailey, who won a daytime Emmy in 1989 as a head writer on the now-defunct NBC soap "Santa Barbara," passed away from congestive heart failure at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA said her friend, Dr. Aidan O'Brien. She was 82 years old.  Contributed by LMS

Martha Bryne (Lily, ATWT)As previously reported in Buzz -- and if you've got the stomach for it -- watch Martha Byrne (Lily, ATWT) give birth to her third child Annmarie McMahon on The Learning Channel's A Baby Story on Friday, December 8th. Check local listings.  Contributed by LMS

Passions' Charles Divins (Chad) and James Stevenson (Jared) will be hosting a live chat on Thursday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. (PST).  For more information go to www.nbc.com/passionsContributed by LMS

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