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The latest dish on your favorite stars and soaps
Mark Edward WilowsHot Tips, Rumors and Dish!

There's always something brewing in soapdom. Who's seeing who?  Who's getting the ax? Who's having who's baby? And we're not talking as part of a storyline. This is in real life! 

Soapdom's "King of Buzz," Mark Edward Wilows, along with Soapdom contributors and QueenRuler herself, LMS, shares the latest dish on your favorite soaps and stars!  We print it as it as it breaks. Check Buzz often! 

Got a tip to share? Want a rumor confirmed?  Buzz got you dissed?  Buzz got you jazzed?  Discuss the Buzz on the Message Boards


Suds Buzz January ~ June 2004
Suds Buzz July ~ December 2003

November 9, 2004

Buzz hears that at the Young and Restless a major star is ready to walk. Can it be Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki)? Published reports have stated that the actress threw a fit when the script called for her to do strip scenes. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

Over at Days Of Our Lives rumors are flying that the role of Mike may be recast in time for the holidays. (Contributed by MEW)

In GL Buzz, talk live with Laura Wright (Cassie) and Gina Tognoni (Dinah), Friday, November 12 at 3PM (est.) The stars will chat with fans during the course of the show, answering questions and offering commentary on their latest soap predicaments. For access to the chat room, go first to http://www.SoapCity.com/GL and follow the links! (Contributed by LMS)

In more GL Buzz, Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan) will bring his own snake
Mitch to the set of Guiding Light to appear as Jonathan's pet snake Lou on Tuesday, November 9.  And Stephen Martines (Tony) will have his own original compositions featured on Guiding Light on Wednesday, November 10. The songs that will be featured are "Can't Get Enough", "Through the Night", and "Stay." (Contributed by LMS)

Y&R won the Sentinel for Health Award in the Daytime Drama category for the "Lily and Kevin: The Danger Within" storyline. The awards were presented by Hollywood, Health and Society, a joint project of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute, on October 26 at the Writers Guild of America West in Los Angeles. Y&R Co-Executive Producer/Head Writer Jack Smith and Y&R Head Writer Kay Alden accepted the award. The awards recognize exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. Way to go Y&R! (Contributed by LMS)

November 5, 2004

It's official! Bailey Chase (Chris) of As The World Turns is leaving. The reason is storyline dictated. Buzz is that Chase also wants to explore other avenues. No last air date has been given. (Contributed by MEW)

And over at the Young and Restless, Joan Van Ark (Gloria) will be exiting Genoa City. Buzz is the actress was just restless with the role. The part will be recast. Also there is speculation that Michael Damien (Danny) will soon exit. Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW)

In Days of our Lives Buzz, the very pregnant Alison Sweeney appears on Fox's Good Day Live on Nov. 11. (Contributed by MEW)

November 4, 2004

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that When As The World Turns' Chris Beetem (Jordan) recently appeared in the Twin Cities for the state fair, the lines wrapped around the fairgrounds, noting that Beetam was "the main attraction."  Also, he was quite the ladies man at a local bar, if you catch my drift. (Contributed by MEW)

In more ATWT Buzz, be sure to tune in the week of November 15 to
participate in a "Watch and Win" contest, brought to you by Home Made Simple. The winner and a guest will receive a fabulous, 3 day, 2 night trip to New York for a behind the scenes tour of the As The World Turns set. The winner will also receive a professional makeover by the As The World Turns Emmy Award-winning hair and make-up artists, and an hour-long interior design consultation with As The World Turns' Emmy Award-winning production designer. For more information, contest rules and to enter the sweepstakes, please visit www.homemadesimple.com (Contributed by LMS)

Big buzz at General Hospital that Finola Hughes will return as Anna Devane, a character she originated back in the mid-eighties. She also played Anna's twin sister Alex on All My Children. Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW)

In other General Hospital news, Robin Mattson (Heather Webber) is out in early December. Mattson Played the role in the 1980's, and retuned this past summer on a short-term basis. (Contributed by MEW)

Over at Days Of our Lives rumors are flying that an old veteran from the 1980's is ready to sign a contract. Interesting! (Contributed by MEW)

Look for Eva La Rue (Maria) of All my Children to be branching out. A rep for the actress stated that she has joined TV's Extra as a correspondent, and is looking into other possibilities adding that Eva "likes to try new things." Will she land a regular gig, or become possible a weekend co-host? Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW)

While attending kindergarten and appearing on Guiding Light, five-
year old Nicholas Art (Zach Spaulding) has been traveling around the world shooting the upcoming movie Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. Art will be playing Matt Damon's son Riley. The movie is expected to be released in late 2005. (Contributed by LMS)

Celebrity Calendar Shoot  -- New York City (November 2, 2004)— Daytime’s most irresistible hunks come out to benefit Florida’s Hurricane Relief Fund with the Hottest Hunks of Daytime Calendar, 2005.  Mark Collier (Mike, ATWT), Greg Vaughn (Lucky, GH), and Justin Hartley (Fox, Passions), are just a few of the stunning men who will pose frame-by-frame to benefit the fund.  The calendar shoot is scheduled for November 2nd, from 1:00-7:00 p.m., and Wednesday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in New York City on 52nd Street between 2nd and 3rd. Rush to get first dibs on calendars that can be preordered starting November 1, 2004 while supplies last!  For more information, call 813.814.0301 or visit www.proeventsinc.com. (Contributed by LMS)

November 1, 2004

General Hospital's Wally Kurth Guests on Disney Channel's Higglytown Heroes

BURBANK, November 1, 2004 . . . Stuart Pankin is the Bus Driver, the hero who helps the Higgly kids when their walk is longer than expected, on a new episode of Higglytown Heroes airing Monday, November 8 (8:00 a.m., ET/PT) during the learning-based programming block Playhouse Disney on Disney Channel.  In the second story, soap opera actor Wally Kurth (Ned, General Hospital, SOAPnet's 1 Day With…) is the voice of the hero Optometrist who fixes Wayne's glasses just in time to see a shooting star after the glasses break during a camping trip.  Be sure to tune in with your kids to see a very animated Kurth on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 8 AM (ET/PT) on Disney Channel! (Contributed by LMS)

Over at As The World Turns, the soap's Emmy Award winning production designer, Patrick Howe, has written a how-to production design article that will appear on www.homemadesimple.com beginning November 2, 2004. (Contributed by LMS)

In Days of our Lives Buzz, it's Happy 39th Anniversary Days of our Lives Monday, November 8th as the show celebrates 39 years on the air! (Contributed by LMS)

And Congrats also go out to The Young and the Restless.  The denizens of Genoa City celebrate their 8,000th episode on Monday, November 1, 2004.  (Contributed by LMS)

Vote in the SOD Awards!  The Soap Opera Digest Awards ballot is in their issue date November 9, 2004 which is on the stands now.  Only votes cast on the official ballot form as printed in Soap Opera Digest will be accepted. Photocopies and faxed entries will not be accepted.  Ballots (one per person) can be found in the magazine or picked up at the office of Soap Opera Digest. All ballots must be postmarked by November 29, 2004. Contributed by LMS)

October 30, 2004

In AMC Buzz, there's a contract role starting in January - Megan Cole. To me it sounds like it could possibly be a Dixie recast. But that's just me. LOL I think everything sounds like a Dixie recast.  Far as the rumor goes, the character is supposed to be a contradiction. Sweet but bitter, etc. Appears to be about 30 but could be older. Hiding a secret. Trying to get close to JR... but has sparks with Tad. (Contributed by CG)

October 29, 2004

In General Hospital Buzz, there may be some BIG news regarding Constance Towers (Helena) with a project outside of daytime! Stay tuned!  (Contributed by LMS)

In One Life to Live Buzz, Kassie DePaiva (Blair), shown at right with co-star Trevor St. John (Todd),  is releasing her new CD, No Regrets, this November at Super Soap Weekend.  She will be having a CD signing on Friday November 12 at The Book Stop at MGM at 4 PM, then will be selling No Regrets throughout MGM during SSW.  No Regrets will become available online beginning November 15 at  The Official Website of Kassie DePaiva (www.kassiedepaiva.com) or by calling 1-866-KASSIE D. (Contributed by LMS

October 27, 2004

Dieting is the way to go on As The World Turns. Notice how slender Michael Park (Jack) is? The actor reportedly is giving credit to co-star Maura West (Carly) for getting him to go on a diet. West runs, eats well, and stays in shape and Park just decided to follow her regimen with a bit of weight lifting. (Contributed by MEW)

The rumor mill turns at Young and Restless that an old (literally) veteran will return for a few episodes, and buzz is that it is Quinn Redeker, who played Rex in the late 1980's. Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW)

October 26, 2004

Over at Days Of Our Lives rumor has it that a star who hasn't been seen in over 15 years was seen visiting the set and the powers that be. Interesting! Stay tuned. Maybe this time the living will surface. (Contributed by MEW)

October 25, 2004

Y&R Special Holiday Programming

CBS Daytime is offering a second helping for the Thanksgiving holiday when The Young and the Restless, offers fans a special encore presentation of Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Drucilla's (Victoria Rowell) wedding, on Friday, November 26. Originally broadcast on December 23, 2003, this wedding episode features a performance by Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore, and George Takei (Star Trek) guest stars.   Photo CBS

On Thursday, November 25, Y&R will be preempted for special holiday programming.  (Contributed by LMS)

In more Young and the Restless buzz, congratulations to the "Lily and Kevin: The Danger Within" storyline. It won the Shine Award for "Outstanding Daytime Drama" on October 16 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California.  Greg Rikaart (Kevin) was a presenter and Y&R Head Writer Kay Alden accepted the award. The Shine Awards recognize national and internationally televised films and programming for honest depiction of adolescent sexual health issues on TV and are presented by The Media Project, a program of advocates for youth. (Contributed by LMS)

Artist Ludovico Marenzi will be unveiling his “Soap Star” portraits, including one of Galen Gering (Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions) on SoapTalk with Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway on November 11, 2004.  A full exhibit of his paintings, which include Galen Gering, Maeve Quinlan (Megan, B&B), Kimberlin Brown (Paige, OLTL, ex Sheila, B&B), Jon Lindstrom (formerly of PC), Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DOOL) can be viewed at a special exhibition at The Pasadena Museum of California Art from December 11, 2004 to March 6, 2005.  The Museum is located at 490 E. Union Street, Pasadena, CA  91101. Admission is free. (Contributed by LMS)

October 22, 2004

This bit of Days of our Lives Buzz is official! Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and her TV mom, Patrika Darbo (Nancy), will be back for a few episodes in December. Will they return for good. Stay tuned. Also the show has cast a new Abby, Jack and Jennifer's (Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves) daughter, who has been aged a bit.  See Soapdom Casting for more. (Contributed by MEW)

Buzz at As The World Turns is that executives and the fans just adore Sarah Brown (Julia) that they may be talking contract. (Contributed by MEW)

October 21, 2004

Buzz at the Bold And Beautiful is that Colleen Dion (Felicia) is leaving the show by months end. The reason is that the actress lives on the East coast and B&B is shot in Hollywood. CBS would not confirm, nor say if the role would be recast. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

 

October 19, 2004

Go behind the scenes of Guiding Light as you never have before!  Want to know what life is really like day to day in Springfield?  Then check out brand-new, exclusive web-logs (blogs) by GL stars Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy) (http://sgatschet.blogspot.com/) and John Driscoll (Coop) (http://jdriscoll01.blogspot.com/)!  Get all the inside scoop, plus sneak peeks you won't see anywhere else, straight from the ultimate insiders' mouths!  More information available on the official GL site, SoapCity.com/GL (Contributed by LMS)

October 18, 2004

Rumors are flying at One Life to Live that a hot rhythm and blues band is about to step foot in Llanview. (Contributed by MEW)

And over at Days Are Lives rumors are running wild that Matt Cedeno, who returned this week as Brandon, may extend his stay for a bit. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

In more Days Of Our Lives Buzz, will there be a Sami and Lucas (Alison Sweeney & Bryan Datillo) wedding? Look for an interesting turn of events. (Contributed by MEW)

St. Jude's Benefit GiftBag Auction  Bid on one of the celebrity goodie bags gifted to nearly 100 daytime television actors at the 10th Annual Daytime Television Salutes St. Jude Benefit in New York! Each of the actors who supported the event - including Robert Newman, Justin Bruening, AJ Lamas, Tamara Tunie, Roger Howarth, Kyle Lowder, Kim Zimmer, Michael Park and many more - were presented with a gift bag to suit the lifestyle of a daytime soap star. The bag includes beauty and fashion products, dressing room snack treats, and even a two-night getaway to the exclusive Amara Creekside Resort in Sedona, Arizona. Live like a star and help St. Jude aid children in need at the same time. Auction is live until Saturday, October 23.  All proceeds from the auction go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Bid on a Gift Bag  (Contributed by LMS)

Autographed Scripts signed by the cast All My Children, Guiding Light and As The World Turns  Theatreworks USA will be conducting an on line auction. Proceeds from the live event support the many programs offered through Theatreworks USA, presenting theatre to schools across the country. We are adding new items to the website every day!  Soap Opera Fans, Check it out! (Contributed by LMS)

October 15, 2004

Over at As the World Turns, Buzz is on fire that Peyton List (Lucy) is out when her contract expires. Rumor has it that the actress wants to head to LA for pilot season and get into other acting jobs. CBS would not comment. (Contributed by MEW)

While on the west coast in Days of our Lives Buzz, rumor has it that Arianne Zucker (Nicole) -- the other half of Kyle Lowder (Brady) -- really wants to get into stage work. The actress currently appears in Pasadena, CA in a play called The Tangled Snarl, and Murder Me Once, directed by DOOL's James Reynolds (Abe), but wants more!!! You go girl. Find out how to get tickets to see Zucker The Tangled Snarl in Soapdom's Seeing Stars. (Contributed by MEW & LMS)

Speaking of The Tangled Snarl and Murder Me Once, patrons of James and Lissa Reynolds’ Fremont Theatre in South Pasadena can have their own permanent seat at the theatre by donating $750, which will go towards replacing the old worn seats.  A bronze plaque with their name will be placed on the chair.  The Fremont Theatre is a non-profit organization so the donation is tax deductible. Currently running at the theatre until Nov. 7th are The Tangled Snarl and Murder Me Once, two short detective-themed comedies.  They have been awarded Los Angeles Times Critics’ Choice, Back Stage West Critics’ Pick and recommended by L.A. Weekly.  (Contributed by LMS)

In Guiding Light Buzz, Soapdom's boards were humming with rumors that Marj Dusay (Alexandra) would be leaving the show. Not true.  Dusay ain't going anywhere. (Contributed by LMS)

 

October 13, 2004

In All My Children Buzz there is no truth to the rumor that Julia Barr (Brooke) is leaving. The Internet and emails are a buzz. Barr recently told TV-Guide, "I'm not leaving this show." So there you have it. You may now rest, and look for Barr to be involved in an upcoming interesting storyline. (Contributed by MEW)

October 12, 2004

Daytime took on a new dimension when B&B cast Lorenzo Lamas as sexy Hector Ramirez. Buzz over at CBS is that another Lamas is about to land a contract role, but this time, on an east-coast soap.  Stay tuned. (Contributed by LMS)

Ryan Cabrera Performs on ATWT's on Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Rising singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera to perform on As the World Turns, Tuesday, Oct. 12. Cabrera will guest star as himself and perform his hit song “On The Way Down” at Club Metro, a hip night club in Oakdale, U.S.A.

Cabrera is best known for his 2004 hit song “On The Way Down,” off his debut album Take It All Away, which has climbed to number 18 on the Billboard 200 Album charts.  Ryan co-produced this album with John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls.  Cabrera was recently named “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone Magazine. (Contributed by LMS)

October 11, 2004

Y&R taped its 8000th episode on September 27, 2004.  Peter Bergman, who plays Jack, has been in 4,000 episodes!  CBS Daytime VP Barbara Bloom noted that 8000 episodes would equate to over 363 seasons in prime time. Congratulations Y&R.  Here's to another 8K. (Contributed by MEW)

Speaking of Y&R, Janice Lynde, who was a part of the original cast of Y&R when the soap premiered 7999 episodes ago, is hosting a reception for the signing of her new book, Ten Minutes to the Audition, at the Samuel French Theatre & Film Bookshop on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, CA on Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 7-9 PM. (Contributed by LMS)

October 8, 2004

Big Buzz at As the World Turns!  Eileen Fulton is back as Lisa. The veteran beauty has been off the show because she is battling a blood clot. However, doctors gave the OK for her to return. And buzz is that a major storyline is brewing. Long live Lisa! The talented Fulton, who does a one woman show in nightclubs has put that on hold till at least December. (Contributed by MEW)


Passions and Days fans -- if you live in the New York Metro area -- listen up.  Due to the New York City Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 11, PASSIONS will move to OVERNIGHT on WNBC-TV.  Days of Our Lives moves to 11:00 a.m. Please note this is only New York. (Contributed by LMS)

October 4, 2004

NYC Days Fans -- Here's a heads up!  On Monday, October 11th, due to live coverage of the Columbus Day Parade (12-3pm EST), Days of our Lives will air at 11am EST on WNBC (New York City).  (Contributed by LMS)

In more DOOL Buzz, word is that Days is considering casting the role of Bill Horton last played by late actor Christopher Stone.  (Contributed by MEW)

September 29, 2004

On All My Children, Buzz is that a famous prime time ABC sitcom star was seen at the studio. Does that mean a cameo? Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

While over at Bold and the Beautiful, rumor has it that someone may be out at the end of October. Interesting! (Contributed by MEW)

Meantime, at Days of our Lives, Eric Winter (Rex) is doing double duty.  Eric Winter and Britney Spears together! Yes, but professionally. The handsome hunk just finished shooting a commercial with the pop diva for her new fragrance 'Curious.' Winter's role was meeting her in the hotel hallway. No air date has been set, but keep your eyes peeled. (Contributed by MEW)

And in General Hospital Buzz, Anthony Geary (Luke) is back October 8, but look for a mysterious appearance.  Geary told Soapdom at the Daytime Emmy's that his return will incorporate a few surprises. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

September 28, 2004

NY Fashion Week may be over but you can still check out the latest fall fashions!  SOAPCITY presents: Fall 4 Fashion.  Meet the man behind Days of our Lives’ fashion – find out this season’s “must haves” from the man who dresses your faves, costume designer, Richard Bloore. 

According to the network, CBS Daytime is number 1 for 802 weeks in a row! Talk about a streak!  Congrats CBS Daytime! (Contributed by LMS)


September 24, 2004

Now you can be a part of the glamorous life of your favorite All My Children characters when you wear Enchantment perfume. On September 27, you'll be able to buy the fragrance, "Enchantment," at your local Wal*Mart store. If that isn't cool enough for you, Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), and Alicia Minshew (Kendall) will be visiting some Wal*Mart stores to introduce you to the new fragrance! So head to Wal*Mart to bring a little Enchantment into your life and watch out for a store appearance near you! (Contributed by LMS)

September 22, 2004

Condolences to Linda Dano (ex-Rae of OLTL; ex-Felica of AW) on the passing of her husband Frank Attardi. He passed away September 15, 2004 of lung cancer.  To view Mr. Attardi's Memorial dedication page or send a tribute go to www.mem.com.  Type "Attardi" in the search box.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family during this trying time, and may Frank rest in peace. (Contributed by MEW and LMS)

September 21, 2004

ABC Primetime Hosts Daytime
In the biggest synergistic marketing campaign ever between Primetime and Daytime, the ABC Television Network has launched "Primetime Hosts Daytime." Stars of ABC's new fall primetime season are being featured in hosted wraparound interstitials on ABC Daytime during All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital.

Pictured at right:  Brian Frons,
president ABC Daytime

This is the first time the primetime and daytime areas of the network have created a synergistic marketing campaign of this magnitude. Talent from 11 primetime shows - dramas, comedies and reality - are appearing over a four-week period in thirty-second spots that run at the top of each of that day's daytime dramas. Each spot gives viewers a quick peek at the host's primetime series, along with a preview of that day's episode of the soaps.

Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, said: "This is a great bonus for our daytime fans to see their favorite primetime stars talking up their soaps, and also giving them a sneak peek at what's ahead for their evening viewing."

The campaign began September 13 with Mark Cuban of The Benefactor, and continues this week through October 8 with the stars of According to Jim, 8 Simple Rules, Rodney, Complete Savages, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, George Lopez life as we know it, Desperate Housewives, Less than Perfect, Wife Swap and The Bachelor appearing as part of "Primetime Hosts Daytime."  In addition, SOAPnet will play the interstitials during their primetime plays of the ABC soaps.

Septenber 20, 2004

Big Buzz at Days of our Lives.  Looks like Jack and Jen are in for a little teen angst. The character of Abby is being aged to 16 years old.  Jillian Clare, who has been playing Abby, has been let go. As of now, there is no word on who has been cast as 16-year old Abby. (Contributed by LMS)

September 18, 2004

In ATWTs Buzz, there are rumors that mention Cady McClain will be leaving her role as Rosanna.  I PRAY it's not true! (Contributed by sema)

 


September 17, 2004

Richard Steinmetz (Martin, Passions) does double duty as the real-life coach for the football team of Venice High School in Venice, CA! A game that is being played tonight, will actually air nationally on the Fox Sports network. Check your local listings and look for coach Martin, er, Steinmetz! (Contributed by LMS)

In a very cool move, ABC primetime stars are hosting the daytime line-up for the next three weeks. You'll see stars like Courtney Thorne-Smith and Jim Belushi of According to Jim, the delicious Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. And meet the new stars like Kelly Osborne from Life as we Know it and Rodney Carrington from his new comedy Rodney. Stay tuned to see what they have to say about ABC's soaps!  (Contributed by LMS)

September 15, 2004

James Reynolds (Abe, DOOL)  will be a presenter at this year's HAL Awards.  The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Crystal Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Last year, Reynolds was a recipient of a HAL Award, which honors Heroes and Legends in the entertainment, sports and business communities.  This year's honorees includes Craig T. Nelson, Iris Gordy, The Velvelettes and Teena Marie. (Contributed by LMS)

September 13, 2004

In ABC Daytime Buzz, there is still one week left to play OLTL Daytime Dilemma. You will be eligible for the chance to win a trip to Llanview to lunch with some stars from One Life to Live! When you see the Dilemma question after OLTL on Friday, go to ABC.com to give your answer and qualify to enter the sweepstakes. Even if you don't win the grand prize of a New York trip to the OLTL set, you could be one of the ten lucky winners who will receive a One Life to Live T-shirt. Watch OLTL every weekday, but make sure you tune in on Friday! (Contributed by LMS)

In DOOL Buzz, step back in time and learn about your favorite soaps in “Soap School 101.” Get a sneak peek of what is in store this fall.  There are Days 4 episodes for download. They include some of Salem’s most popular and disliked residents in their classic “returns”  Watch current and classic commercial free episodes at SoapCity.com or daysofourlives.com. (Contributed by LMS)

While in GH Buzz, it's Daytime to Primetime rides again.  On the Thursday, September 23, 2004 2-hour season premiere of Extreme Makeover, Sam Saboura gives Damen, a 25-year-old sales support manager from Sherman Oaks, CA, an amazing mini-makeover. In a fast and furious wardrobe/hair/makeup overhaul, viewers will see his amazing before-and-after results in the first half-hour of the show. And Sam dispenses his tricks and tips in the fields of fashion, personal style and grooming with “news you can use” to give yourself a whole new look without any plastic surgery. But here's the really fun part:  Damen dreams of becoming an actor, but never pursued anything because he was too embarrassed of his smile. See the exciting reveal where Sam turns Damen into a leading man and surprises him with a walk-on role on the hit soap opera, General Hospital. Interviews with GH cast members Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney) and Lesli Kay (Lois) as well as a behind the scenes glimpse of GH will be featured in the Extreme Makeover episode. Then, on Tuesday, Septemer 28, 2004 on GH, Damen appears as Delivery Person #1. (Contributed by LMS)

September 10, 2004

In As the World Turns Buzz, CBS has confirmed that Terri Colombino (Katie) signed a new contract and will be soon returning from maternity leave. (Contributed by MEW)

Big buzz over at General Hospital.  Rumor has it that Genie Francis (ex-Laura) was seen at the studio. Does that mean a possible return? ABC would not comment. (Contributed by MEW)

And at the Young and the Restless, it's official! Shemar Moore returns in November as Malcolm. He has been gone over two years, but the buzz is he will be incorporated into the story in a unique way. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

September 7, 2004

In All My Children Buzz, rumor has it that Michael E. Knight (Tad) is currently in production on a small budget feature film called Rounding First. He plays the character of John. Rounding First is a coming of age movie centered around baseball.  Does he play the all knowing and understanding Dad? Or does he play the jerk? (Contributed by LMS)


While in Guiding Light Buzz, theatre goers have not been that thrilled with Robert Newman's performance as Guido in Nine.  (Contributed by LMS)

September 3, 2004

Although the show spokesperson is still saying "no comment" in regard to Grant Aleksander's departing Guiding Light, the Buzz is the actor will soon leave the show's canvas in a highly riveting storyline that will keep viewers glued to their seats. Aleksander, who assumed the role of Phillip Spaulding from actor Jarrod Ross back in the 1980's has been with Guiding Light on and off for over 20 years.   According to reliable sources, Aleksander will continue on air for the next few months.  (Contributed by GC and LMS)

In ATWT Buzz, it  appears that the characters of Nikki and Walker may soon go the way of the dodo bird, as the storylines for Real Andrews and McKenzie Satterthwaite have failed to develop. Andrews, who relocated to NYC from LA and his role on GH as Taggert, must surely be disappointed.  (Contributed by LMS)

In One Life to Live Buzz it's -- Oh my God! the ever continuing saga of a soap within a soap. But it's official. ABC has confirmed that Kimberlin Brown (ex-Shelia of B&B) has been hired to play the role of Paige Miller. Mary Beth Evans, who plays Sierra Montgomery on ATWT was slated for the role, but has chosen to remain with ATWT. Brown debuts in October. (Contributed by MEW)

While on the Young and the Restless, another GH star is heading to Genoa City. Brad Maule joins the show in the recurring role of Reverend Palmer. And Buzz is that a big star is about to get the slip. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

August 30, 2004

In Days of our Lives Buzz, Soapdom can now confirm that Matt Cedeno is returning to Days in October. But Brandon is not the only character on his way back to Salem.  See Soapdom casting for more!

CBS Daytime will be preempted on Monday, September 6 and Friday, September 10 due to special CBS Sports coverage of the U.S. Open. But don't worry - you won't miss an episode and the CBS Daytime lineup returns to its regular schedule on Monday, September 13. Enjoy the holiday.

ABC Daytime will be pre-empted Monday, September 6, 2004.

In Passions Buzz, congratulations to the show, it's producers, writers and stars for winning it's 3rd Imagen Award.  Find out more! (Contributed by LMS)

In Guiding Light Buzz, rumor has it that Justin Klosky (Joey) may soon be off the show. It is not known if it is storyline dictated, or if the role will be recast.  (Contributed by LMS)

In more Guidling Light news, The Casting Society of America has nominated casting director Rob Decina for an Artios Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Episodic Casting. The 20th Annual Artios Awards will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Caroline's on Broadway in New York.  Soapdom congratulates Rob on this prestigious nomination. (Contributed by LMS)

August 27, 2004

The world is definitely turning. On As the World Turns, it appears that DJ Lockhart is out as Doc Reese, and his last airdate was Tuesday. Will the character be recast? Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

On Days of our Lives, Buzz hears that Matt Cedeno returns as Brandon Walker, but only for a few episodes. Just enough to create trouble in the already troublesome relationship of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas (Bryan Datillo). He will air in October.  For west coast viewers, Cedeno is most recently known as the Pollo Loco "el Caliente" guy.  "Taste the Fire!"  His pic is blasted all over the fast food chain and he airs in both TV and radio spots regionaly. (Contributed by MEW and LMS)

In Guiding Light Buzz, word is that Maureen Garrett will reprise her role of Holly. Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW)

While over at One Life to Live, it is rumored that Kimberlin Brown (ex Sheila, B&B, ex Dr.Rachel Locke, PC and a host of other roles on soaps like Santa Barbara and Another World) will take on the reigns of a doctor again when she is called in to treat Asa.  As of now, we hear her name will be Paige and she will ultimately have an encounter with Bo. She replaces Mary Beth Evens who was origianlly offered the role.  (Contributed by GC)

In more OLTL Buzz, watch for more of Marcie's family to show up in Llanview.  We hear her dad and brother are set to arrive in town by the end of September. Contributed by GC)

August 25, 2004

Mark Wilows recently chatted with B&B's Joseph Mascolo (Massimo) and the question of a return to Days of our Lives naturally came up.  Here's the Buzz:

Wilows: Soapdom needs to know, is Stefano going to return to Days Of Our Lives?

Mascolo: “You know...in soaps you never know. Brad Bell (Exec Producer of B&B) is aware of the aura of Stefano, but it is up to the powers that be,” Mascolo said. “I’m always open, and I think a guest appearance would be nice. I’m told that the storyline on Days still revolves around me. We’ll have to wait and see."  (According to Bell, he’d be open to the idea of a crossover, but said it’s hard to budge CBS). (Contributed by MEW and LMS)

August 24, 2004

In All My Children Buzz, a veteran performer is thinking of taking a hike. The reason? No airtime. Wonder who? (Contributed by MEW)

On As the World Turns, rumor has it that a core player will be getting some relatives, and maybe even an ex-wife that's been hidden from Oakdale. Can it be Jordon (Chris Beetem)? (Contributed by MEW)

Buzz hears that Kristen Storms (ex-Belle, Days of our Lives) keeps in touch with Salem.  In more Days Buzz, there is no truth to the internet rumors that Jason Cook (Shawn) is leaving because he's upset with the show. (Contributed by MEW)

While over at Young and the Restless, rumor is that a veteran of ABC was seen at the set. Interesting!  Could it be Jason Shane-Scott (ex Will, OLTL) who has already signed on to play a high-school crony of Nicholas'? We aready know that Kin Shriner (ex Scotty, GH) is making his way to Genoa City. Could some other ABC star be on their way to Y&R as well? Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW and LMS)

August 23, 20004

Crystal Hunt fans can get information and join her new fan club by visiting her website at www.crystalhunt.net. Those without internet access can join the fan club by sending a check or money order for $25 to Crystal Hunt Fan Club PO Box 6456 Shawnee Mission, KS 66212. (Contributed by LMS)

Last week we reported in Buzz that Mary Beth Evans (Sierra, ATWT) was on her way to Llanview in a recurring role.  Well, turns out that won't be happening. Could it be that ATWT is offering her a contract role after being on recurring so long as Sierra?  Or, is another soap interested? She's already appeared as Katherine, on General Hospital and as Kayla on Days of our Lives.  What could be next?  According to a published report from SID Online, ABC admits that Evans was in contention for the role on OLTL. "For a while there, it was true," SID Online quotes a network rep as stating.  But the Buzz is that Evans, instead of taking a recurring role on OLTL, is pondering a contract offer from another soap. What about the role Evans was to play on OLTL? Could be that OLTL is looking for another actress. Stay tuned. (Contributed by CG)

Speaking of ABC Daytime, Buzz is they are still aggressively seeking to recruit new fans from the NBC contingent.  "We're still on and they're still not!" says ABC. There's more "Wide World of Soaps" this week including locker room interviews and Up Close and Personals. Plus, the sizzling stories for this week. ABC Daytime says:  "So be sure to watch Host Bob Guiney as he gives you all the inside scoop on your favorite characters. And then stay for the on-going action - shockers, custody battles and a murderous game - all on your favorite shows. Don't miss a second of Wide World of Soaps, in its final round of competition!" (Contributed by LMS)

Plus Soapnet will repeat SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets on Wednesday, August 25, 2004.  Find out more about SOAPnet Reveals and Wide World of Soaps. (Contributed by LMS)

But Days fans fear not. SOAPnet's got you covered as well with the Days Decathlon and SOAPnet Reveals Days Return To Salem hosted by Deidre Hall (Marlena)  Find out more. (Contributed by LMS)

Buzz has learned that CBS will do a crossover between daytime and primetime with Y&R and Clubhouse, the new prime time series starring DOOL’s Kirsten Storms.  Watch for each show to feature a segment where characters are watching the other show on TV!  The Y&R segment airs Thursday, September 9, 2004. (Contributed by LMS)

In more CBS Daytime Buzz, CBS Daytime has joined forces with “Rock the Vote,” to encourage daytime viewers to get out and vote this November. (Contributed by LMS)

August 18, 2004

In OLTL Buzz, we hear that David Fumero (Christian Vega) is returning to Llanview.  And rumor has it that Lindsay (Catherine Hickland) leaves town after being blackmailed -- and may show up in Pine Valley!  If that's the case, will she work opposite real-life hubby, Michael E. Knight (Tad), something fans have been anticipating for years? Stay tuned! (Contributed by CG)

August 16, 2004

Don't Miss These Events on the ABC's "Wide World of Soaps" this week!

  • The Natural Born Hero Competition
  • The Tandem Baby Birthing Competition
  • The Mother/Daughter Mixed Signals Competition
  • The Scheme and Jerk Competition
  • The Strong, Silent, and Hunky Competition(Contributed by LMS)


In AMC Buzz, Cameron Mathison (Ryan) was the photographer at Rebecca Budig's (Greenlee) wedding to Bob Guiney.  Speaking of the nuptials, Budig and Guiney didn't tell his mom about the wedding til the day before! "We didn't want her to go all out,"  revealed Bugid.  The wedding was a small gathering of immediate family and a few friends -- per SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets). (Contributed by LMS)

SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets also clued us in to the fact that Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and his wife are expecting again, but this time -- it's a boy!  Benard is delighted as now, it's him against all the females in his life. He is anxiously awaiting  the arrival of a male ally.(Contributed by LMS)


In GH Buzz, as previously reported, Scott Clifton (Dillon) recently flew to Utah (Pleasant Grove… just outside Provo) to participate in an upcoming episode for the ABC Family series SWITCHED where he lived the life of 17-year old and professional ballroom dancer, Chaz Bodily, pictured here with Scott Clifton (Dillon) and Lindze Letherman (Georgie).  Likewise, Chaz visited Los Angeles the same weekend and learned first hand what it was like to be an Emmy nominated actor. The GENERAL HOSPITAL episode – with an appearance of both Scott and Chaz in Kelly’s – will air on Thursday, August 18th at 3PM ET, 2PM PT on the ABC Television Network.  (Contributed by LMS) 

In Days of our Lives and Passions news, the soaps may be pre-empted due to NBC network coverage of the Summer Olympics, but both shows have launched new websites!  Be sure to check out nbc.com/days and nbc.com/passions for a fix of your favorite shows while they are off the air.

Plus -- Starting August 30, 2004, Days of our Lives will be moving to 1PM in San Francisco, California, Phoenix, Arizona, and Houston, Texas. The show will now be seen throughout the country in the 1 PM time slot.  Also starting August 30, Days can be seen on WDTN on Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio. ((Contributed by LMS and MEW)

August 13, 2004

Huge Days Buzz.  Soapdom is on to a big surprise -- or maybe not such a surprise -- for Days of our Lives fans.  Stefano DiMeara fans beware. Will the Phoenix rise again?  Could be!  Looks like Stefano may be back!  Rumor has it that Joseph Mascolo is in talks to reprise his role as the evil Stefano, but only as a guest appearance. Mascolo currently stars as Massimo Marone on the Bold And Beautiful, and the powers that be, Brad Bell of B&B and Ken Corday of Days, may do a crossover and compromise. They did it before when Days lent Lauren Koslow back to B&B.  Is it B&B's turn to reciprocate?  Stay tuned! (Contributed by LMS and MEW)

For those of you who don't know, congratulations to Days of our Lives, Alison Sweeney (Sami) and her husband David. They are expecting their first child. (Contributed by MEW)

Big Buzz at One Life to Live.  Could be that Executive Producer Frank Valentini may be out. Stay tuned.  And -- It's offical! Mary Beth Evans has now joined OLTL. Evans, as shown at right, currently plays the recurring role as Sierra on As The World Turns will begin taping scenes in Llanveiw next month.  (Contributed by CG and MEW)

Speaking of As the World Turns, CBS confirmed that AJ Lamas, son of Bold and Beautiful's Lorenzo Lamas has joined the cast. (Contributed by MEW)

August 12, 2004

Big Buzz in regard to OLTL.  Rumor has it that Stephen Nichols (ex Stefan, GH, ex-Patch DOOL) is joining OLTL as Lindsay's brother, and possible love interest for Viki. But it's also been rumored that he's a love interest for Lindsay. So, how could he be her brother?  Stay tuned to Soapdom for more. Oh yeah, either way it doesn't look like Catherine Hickland (Lindsay) is leaving anytime soon! :)   (Contributed by CG)

August 9, 2004

In ATWT Buzz, it's official. There's a new Will in town. Jesse Soffer (ex-Max from
GL) has been cast as the new slightly aged Will Munson. No airdate has been given. (Contributed by MEW)

In GH Buzz, Scott Clifton (Dillon) recently flew to Utah (Pleasant Grove… just outside Provo) to participate in an upcoming episode for the ABC Family series SWITCHED where he lived the life of 17-year old and professional ballroom dancer, Chaz Bodily.  Likewise, Chaz visited Los Angeles the same weekend and learned first hand what it was like to be an Emmy nominated actor. The GENERAL HOSPITAL episode – with an appearance of both Scott and Chaz in Kelly’s – will air on Thursday, August 18th at 3PM ET, 2PM PT on the ABC Television Network.  As for SWITCHED, the very entertaining episode will air on Monday, October 11th at 3PM ET/PT on ABC Family. We'll have photos of the switch coming soon!  Stay tuned. (Contributed by LMS) 

Congratulations to AMC's Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) who was married to Bachelor Bob!  Yup. Bob Guiney, the unchosen bachelor on The Bachelorette, which led him to have his own The Bachelor show, married Budig in a recent ceremony. Guess that means Guiney is a bachelor no more!  But you will see him hosting ABC's Wide World of Soaps on Monday, August 16, 2004. Read more. (Contributed by LMS) 

In Passions buzz, the show may not be on the air for two weeks beginning August 16, but the official Passions website will keep you from going through withdrawal. Visit nbc.com/passions for exclusive video clips, pictures, sneak previews, and much more. You can even tell share how you are coping without Passions and they just might post your response!  Plus, you don't want to miss what Passions has in store for you beginning Monday, August 30!  It will be September to Remember on Passions! (Contributed by LMS) 

August 6, 2004

Rumor has it that there will be more surprise returns to Salem on Days of our Lives.  For example, with the return of Chloe, can her mom Nancy be far behind?  We think yes.  And why?  Because Buzz is that Patrika Darbo will be back for a few episodes.  We'll keep you posted as we learn more.  (Contributed by LMS) 

Big Buzz at B&B!  Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra) fell over the hiatus and broke her leg. What a shame. She is currently in the hospital. At the moment the powers-that-be are scrambling on how to rewrite the script. Will they somehow incorporate the injury in the storyline?  Stay Tuned!  Soapdom wishes Conley a speedy recovery. (Contributed by MEW)

In ATWT news, SPW reports that John James will be back on ATWT as Dr. Rick Decker for a few weeks during November sweeps and that he will be involved with Barbara Ryan.  (Contributed by CG)

On AMC there is lots of buzz surrounding the fate of Marcy Walker (Liza). She has not had a storyline of note for many moons.  And although the show is not commenting on her contract status, SOD is standing by a story that Walker is out at AMC.  (Contributed by CG)

August 5, 2004

Big Buzz surrounding ATWT.  A major player may soon be out.  "I don't comment on internet rumors," ATWT's rep told Soapdom. (Contributed by CG and LMS) 

No truth to the rumor that Hunt Block (Craig) is on the outs with  ATWT.  He is there and he's staying put. (Contributed by LMS)

One OLTL rumor has it that Ilene Kristen has been bumped to recurring.  Apparently her contract was not renewed.  (Contributed by CG)

In DOOL news, Julie Pinson (ex Eve, Port Charles) has been cast in the role of Bille Reed.  See Soapdom Casting for more info.  (Contributed by CG)

On Y&R ,it is rumored that Jack Smith has confirmed that Shemar Moore (Malcolm) is returning to the show. (Contributed by CG)

August 2, 2004

Passions Fans Heads up! Your show will air in a new timeslot in Houston TX, Phoenix, AC and Dayton, Ohio.  Beginning Monday, August 30 Passions will move to 2:00 p.m. in Houston, Texas on NBC Affiliate KPRC Local 2. Passions will move to 2:00 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona on NBC Affiliate KPNX Channel 12, and, beginning Monday, August 30 Passions will air on a brand-new NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, WDTN-TV Channel 2.  (Contributed by LMS)

I Want my Baby Back Baby Back...

Good Day Live on Monday, August 2, 2004 went backstage at All My Children. They talked with Eden Riegel (Bianca) and Alexa Havins (Babe).  Havens hugged Riegel and said she had just taped giving the baby back! I'm assuming AMC is taping about a month ahead... so this would air in late August/early September.  But then, I thought about it.  It can't be that Babe gave the baby back to Bianca.... because Eden Riegel didn't know. LOL Since there's a scoop that says either Babe or Bianca will kidnap the baby... I'm thinking Babe does (since they're completely rehashing Adam/Dixie/Tad from 1989) and has to bring the baby back and give it back to JR. Anyway... this is just my guesswork. But it sounds good! (Contributed by CG)

In ABC Daytime Buzz, tune in August 3-5 when ABC shows you highlights from daytime's "Fun in the Sun" event in Chicago. Five hot guys keeping cool (with their shirts off?), dancing with the fans, and saying things you won't believe! Watch host Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL) with GH stars Greg Vaughan (Lucky) and M'fundo Morrison (Justus), Jacob Young (JR, AMC) and Michael B. Jordan (Reggie, AMC). If you missed the fun in Chicago, you can see the best moments of the event without stepping on a plane. (Contributed by LMS)

In more ABC Daytime Buzz, Daytime Dilemma fans who missed out on the chance to visit the General Hospital set can get their answers ready and try for the chance to visit All My Children. The new Daytime Dilemma asks AMC questions that you can answer at ABC.com. Not only will you get to show off your Pine Valley knowledge to your pals, but you may be able to tell them you had lunch with AMC stars! Keep watching All My Children for this week's Daytime Dilemma. (Contributed by LMS)

While over at One Life to Live, rumor has it that Catherine Hickland (Lindsay) is OUT. It is believed that she'll exit quietly next month. Evidently, this isn't a shock to her and she's meeting with P&G soon and hopes to stay in daytime. Also read somewhere else that she wants to concentrate on the cosmetics. (Contributed by CG)

August 1, 2004

Over at One Life to Live there are strong rumors that  a behind the scenes shuffle is in the works.  If so, this would mean that Valentini is out as EP and Paul Rauch is back. And also that Malone is out as headwriter, and Esensten & Brown (former PC scribes) are in. (Contributed by CG)

July 31, 2004

According to his official website, William deVry returns to All My Children for three episodes beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2004.  deVry played the villianous Michael Cambias, but was killed off eariler this year for his evil ways.  Official word is he will be reprising the character. The source? deVry himself.  (Contributed by CG)

When William deVry first originated the character of Michael Cambias and started airing on All My Children, we had the opportunity to interview him, thanks to his loyal deVryettes.  Read it .

July 30, 2004

On As the World Turns, Soap vet Michael Lowrey (ex Jake, AMC) joins the show, but everything is quiet as to what character. Stay tuned.  Also, Miss America 1998, Kate Shindle, is a flight attendant next week. (Contributed by MEW)

Sarah Brown (ex Carly, GH) begins airing on Monday, August 2, 2004.  Find out more! (Contributed by LMS)

On One Life to Live, watch for Saundra Santiago to start airing in the role of Angeline on Friday, August 6, 2004. (Contributed by LMS)

In more network and actor switching, General Hospital vet Kin Shriner (ex-Scotty) joins the Young and the Restless in the recurring role of Harrison. His character will become involved with the Chancellor gals.  He debuts Sept 7. (Contributed by MEW and CG)

Stepping out to dance the day away with ABC daytime stars.  Watch for All My Children stars Walt Willey (Jackson), Aiden Turner (Aidan) and Justin Bruening (Jamie) as they join One Life to Live stars Robert S. Woods (Bo), and Matthew Metzger (Duke Buchanan) taking turns on the dance floor with the hosts of The View on Friday, August 6 on the ABC Television Network.  They will all be taught the latest smooth and sexy dance steps guaranteed to spice up any relationship.  Great fun. Don't miss it! (Contributed by LMS)

July 28, 2004

In ATWT Buzz it's official. Randolph Mantooth will replace Ben Hendrickson in the role of Hal, but it's not a contract role for Mantooth. Mantooth starts August 16. Is this only a temporary recast?  Stay tuned.  (Contributed by CG)

Big Buzz is that Rick Springfield (ex Dr Noah Drake, GH) may join ATWT.  A Rep for P&G responds " we don't comment on rumors." (Contributed by CG)

July 26, 2004

Win a trip to Super Soap Weekend! ABC Super Soap Weekend® is coming up faster than you think (November 13-14) and the sweepstakes is starting Wednesday. Four grand prize winners will receive a trip to the event at Disney MGM Studios® near Orlando Florida. In addition, you'll get deluxe hotel rooms, 3-day Park Hopper® passes that also get you into the SSW® events, a Disney VIP tour guide on Saturday, cool SSW® merchandise, and a chance to go on the "Tower of Terror" ride with one of your favorite soap stars! To get this celebrity treatment, enter to win on abc.com starting Wednesday.   (Contributed by LMS)

Meanwhile, on All My Children, Rumor has it that an old flame will return next month causing heartache (as if there isn’t enough) in Pine Valley.  (Contributed by MEW)

On As the World Turns, Buzz is that Randolph Mantooth is close to signing to be the new Hal Munson. Mantooth known for his role on Emergency is really interested in the part. Mantooth filled in in 2003 when Hendrickson was on a leave of absence. (Contributed by MEW)

While on the west coast at Days of our Lives, NBC has confirmed that Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) will return. However, she will bring devastating news to Brady (Kyle Lowder). Additionally,  there is no truth to the rumor that Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy) is in talks to return. Remember that Days will be off the air from Monday, August 16th until Monday, August 30th (Summer Olympic Games) at which point the story will continue EXACTLY where it left off.  Stay tuned to Soapdom for a special announcement regarding all the excitement that is in store this fall – you won’t want to miss a day!!  (Contributed by MEW and LMS)

Big news for a few NBC affiliates: on Monday, August 30th the following cities are changing their line-ups into pattern (Days at 1pm followed by Passions): Houston, TX, San Francisco, CA and Phoenix, AZ.  NBC also welcomes a new Dayton, Ohio affiliate into the family!   (Contributed by LMS)

Over at General Hospital, the fire is hot that Catherine Watkins (Mary) may soon get the pink slip. (Contributed by MEW)

On Passions, Miss Teen USA Tami Farrell appears as herself.  Passions also reminds us to Tune in to the Olympics on NBC the week of August 16 – 20.  "But be sure to log on to www.nbc.com/passions, daily, during the Olympics for special previews, bonuses and features all leading up to our return on Monday, August 30," said the show spokesperson. "It will be a week you CAN’T miss and will kick off PASSIONS’ September to Remember!"  (Contributed by LMS)

At the Young and the Restless, Jenna Dewan, hip hop dancer appears this week as herself.  (Contributed by MEW)

Meanwhile, stay tuned for a new character to emerge on Y&R that is well known to primetime audiences. Who could it be?   (Contributed by MEW)

July 20, 2004

In As the World Turns news it's congratulations to Terri Colombino (Katie) and her husband Artie!  They celebrated the arrival of their first child. Her name is Julia Catherine and she was born on July 8th. The baby girl is 19 inches long and weighs 6 lbs, 5 oz. (Contributed by LMS)

 

July 19, 2004

Over at General Hospital, congratulations go out to Robin Christopher (Skye Quartermaine) and her husband Matt Crane (recently Lt. Ross Duncan on GH). They welcomed a new addition to the family Friday, July 16th.  August Christopher Crane arrived at a Los Angeles hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds and 19 inches in length.  Mom and Dad and baby are doing well.  The cast and crew of GENERAL HOSPITAL are thrilled with the news of the newest member of our show’s family. (Contributed by LMS)


On As the World Turns, looks like there are definite plans to pair Dusty and Lucy. Watch for a new melody to come into play for Dusty and Lucy this week. Yup. That's right. They will have their own "theme song."  The song is called Older and will be performed on air on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 by Lava Records recording artist Cherie.  (Contributed by LMS)

July 16, 2004

On All My Children, rumor has it that now since Eva LaRue (Marie) and John Callahan (Edmund) have split in real life, the characters may also take a turn. Interesting!  All we can say is stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

Over at As the World Turns, it's been confirmed that long time show vet, Benjamin Hendrickson (Hal) is leaving the show because of a contract dispute. No word on his last airdate, but the role is being recast.  We hear that the recast is likely to be Randolph Mantooth (ex Alex, Loving), but this is not confirmed at this time.  Is Hendrickson only the first? Rumor has it that ATWT is under the gun to cut the budet. With Martha Byrne unhappy with her current back burner status, and Terri Colombino, now on materity leave, but whose contract expires in August, could they also be on the way out?  Stay tuned. (Contributed by MEW and CG)

At the Bold and the Beautiful, Buzz is hot that any day a core character may be getting the pink slip.(Contributed by MEW)

On Days of our Lives, Buzz hears that if Kristen Storms (Belle) new primetime show "Club House" set to air this fall on CBS doesn't work out, the door is open. Plus, we found out that Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) is returning. But for how long? NBC would not confirm, but said ,"Look for an interesting turn of events." (Contributed by MEW)

While at Passions,Rumor has it that this fall will be a writer shakeup. Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

Meantime, over at General Hospital, we can now confirm that Corbin Bernsen is joining the cast in a recurring role. His first airdate is Friday, September 3rd.  His character’s name is John Durant and he will eventually be found out as Carly’s dad.  Bernson, probably best known for his role as Arnie Becker in LA Law and the feature films Major League I, II and III, got his feet wet in daytime when he starred as priest, Todd Williams, on Young and the Restless earlier this year. Bernson's mother is Jeanne Cooper, long time Y&R vet, who plays Genoa City's Katherine Chancellor. (Contributed by CG and LMS)

July 12, 2004

Buzz at SOAPnet is that the cabler has laid out big bucks – to the tune of $9 mil – to get the exclusive cable “windows” to Spelling Productions, Beverly Hills 90201 and Melrose Place.  According to SOAPnet General Manager, Deborah Blackwell, the network picked up “off the net” rights for both shows for the next four years.

Daily Variety, the industry insider trade publication that broke this story late last week, reported that the deal includes the complete seven seasons of Melrose and ten seasons of 90210.  Variety noted that both shows will begin airing on SOAPNet’s Dysfunctional Family Saturday night.

But here’s the clincher.  Melrose had been airing on E! Entertainment TV and it’s offshoot Style network since 1996; and 90210 had been acquired by Fox’s FX network. Buzz is that neither placement drove many viewers.  But SOAPnet’s Blackwell believes that the primetime soaps will do better on SOAPnet, stating that of all the possible shows SOAPnet viewers could ask for, these two were the most requested. It made sense for the suds network to acquire them. (Contributed by LMS)

July 9, 2004

Congratulations to Passions' Lindsay Korman Hartley (Theresa) and Justin Hartley (Fox) on the arrival of their daughter, Isabella, on Saturday, July 3, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. (Contributed by LMS)

On All My Children, rumor has it that a major star is not only ready to walk, but go to another network. Wonder who? (Contributed by MEW)

While at As the World Turns, Buzz hears that a big star is not too happy with their role because of lack of airtime and feeling underused. Could it be Martha Byrne (Lily)? (Contributed by MEW)

On the west coast at Days of our Lives, Buzz hears that Alison Sweeney's schedule is so hectic between the show and promoting her new book, "All The Days of My Life (So Far)," that the actress doesn't have enough hours in the day. (Contributed by MEW)

Over at Guiding Light, when Beth Ehlers was interviewed recently, she was asked who her favorite co-stars were. Interesting that she neglected to mention her current love interest, Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus). Is there trouble in real-life paradise for these two? Do they not get along? Interesting. (Contributed by LMS)

At One Life to Live Rumor has it that a contract actor wants to relocate to the West Coast and give it a shot. But whom? Stay tuned! (Contributed by MEW)

And at the Young and the Restless there is no truth to the rumor that Christian LeBlanc (Michael) is unhappy with his role, or is planning on leaving. (Contributed by MEW)

July 5, 2004

B&B gets new creative input. Jerry Birn has joined the writing staff of the Bold and the Beautiful as story consultant.  Birn had been on the writing staff of the Young and the Restless.

Over at Passions, congratulations go out to James Hyde (Sam) and his wife Sue-Ling on the arrival of their son, James Moses, on Monday, June 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. (Contributed by LMS)

Passions Recieves Nomination from the Imagen Foundation

NBC’s hit daytime drama PASSIONS has been chosen as a finalist in the 19th Annual Imagen Awards in the category of “Best Daytime Drama,” it was announced by Imagen Founder and President Helen Hernandez and Latina actress Jacqueline Obradors.

The Imagen Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1985, encourages and recognizes the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media, and strives to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.

This marks Passions third Imagen nomination.  Passions was the recipient of the Imagen Award in 2002. The recipients of the 19th Annual Imagen Awards will be revealed at Imagen’s Awards gala on August 26, 2004 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  For additional information regarding the Imagen Foundation and its awards programs and a complete list of this year’s finalists, visit www.imagen.org or call (800) 311-3177.(Contributed by LMS)

In Days of our Lives Buzz, the New Music Weekly Magazine Awards were recently announced and congratulations go out to Kelly Moneymaker and her love ballad, “Can’t Live Without Your Love” on the award for favorite AC Top 40 Single of the Year.  This song has been featured on Days of our Lives as Bo and Hope’s love song.  For more information on NMW and the awards, please see www.newmusicweekly.com. (Contributed by LMS)

July 1, 2004

Congratulations to Passions!  On Monday, July 5, 2004, Passions celebrates it's 5th Anniversary!
(Contributed by LMS)

General Hospital's Stuart Damon stars in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the play.  It will be performed in Santa Monica, CA. Stay tuned to Soapdom for more!  (Contributed by LMS)

Look and Get Hooked this summer on As the World Turns and Guiding Light!  Stay tuned to Soapdom to find out how you can win a walk on role on ATWT or GL! (Contributed by LMS)


 

 

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