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Mark Edward WilowsThere'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

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March 29, 2006

 hspace=10 src=Michael Park and Colleen Zenk Pinter will appear on the following CBS affiliates live on Thursday, 3/30 to promote ATWT's anniversary:
9:20 - 9:25 AM on KMAX-TV Sacramento, CA
9:45 - 9:49 AM on WREG-TV3 in Memphis, TN
10:50 - 10:55 AM on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, PA
12:10 - 12:14 PM on WWMT-TV Kalamazoo,MI
12:15 - 12:19 PM on WTVR-TV Richmond, VA
12:50 - 12:54 PM on WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC

Heads up B&B fans. You fell in love with Felicia and then, she upped and died on you. Well, guess what?  Soapdom has learned that Felicia is on her way back to B&B.  We don't know how or why or when, but we do know it looks like it's gonna happen. Stay tuned!  (Contributed by LMS)

 hspace=5 src=In ATWT Buzz, it is being reported in the latest issue of SOD that Paul Leydon is on his way back to Oakdale as Simon. The show, however, has no official comment at this time, but we have a sneaking suspicion that Leydon's Simon may be making a comeback. Stay tuned.  (Contributed by CL & LMS)

 hspace=10 src=DOOL's Patrika Darbo along with ex soapers Janice Lynde (Y&R) and Barbara Niven (OLTL) star in TRC Entertainment's VDAY West LA 2006, a Victoria Leigh Russell Production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  Directed by Harold Cronk and produced by Rita J. Runyon, the production also stars Susan Blakely, Denise Crosby, Alexandra Hedison, Amy Hill, Alice Hirson, Adrienne Janic, Sally Kellerman, Brook Lee, Dinah Lenney, Jane Lynch, Cindy Pickett, Maria Quiban, Deanna Raphael, Doris Roberts, Donna Scott, Laurette Spang and Joyce Van Patten. This is a benefit production of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at Tim Robbins' The Actor's Gang at The Ivy Substation, in Culver City, CA on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 7:30pm to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and benefit Break the Cycle and Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Childen.

TICKETS: General Admission: $55.00
VIP Tickets: $135.00 includes the Perrier Jouët™ Fleur de Champagne VIP Reception following the performance.
Contact: Victoria Russell (310) 985-1076
For more info visit http://www.celebrity-network.net/vday/

"Because of your efforts V-Day, and the spirit, energy and movement to end violence against women and girls,has spread wildly around the world. Last year there were 2300 events, celebrations, in over 1100 cities, villages and towns. From Delhi to Detroit women took back their bodies and their lives. V-Day is an outrageous, global, personal, anarchic unstoppable movement. There are thousands, if not millions of us. We are everywhere. We have humor, intensity, sorrow, grace, and perseverance. We are having an impact. Go further. Work harder. Believe deeper. Be bolder. Speak louder. We will win." Eve Ensler, V-Day Artistic Director and Founder, Playwright, Performer, & Activist.  (Contributed by LMS)

March 28, 2006

 hspace=10 src=Per the actress' official website, Kari Wuhrer (ex-Reese, General Hospital) and husband James welcomed a baby girl into their lives on March 27th; the little one weighed in at 8 lbs and 10 ounces.  No name was available at press time. The couple already has one child together-  a son named Enzo, born in January of 2004. Currently, Wuhrer is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with the soap in which she claims that she was unfairly terminated after disclosing her pregnancy.  Wuhrer filed the papers earlier this year in Los Angeles.  (Contributed by LDB)

As previoiusly reported in Buzz, Days of Our Lives Allison Sweeney (Sami) will rock out in the kitchen!  The daytime star joins supermodel Naomi Campbell, rap artist Ja Rule, and Roseanne's famous ex, Tom Arnold, for NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown, produced by the ubiquitous Sean 'Diddy' Combs.  The reality series debuts April 17th and just as quickly bows on April 21st.  The cooking frenzy is hosted by Alan Thicke and Food Network hostess with the mostest, Sandra Lee. (Contributed by LDB)

All the bruhaha over As the World Turns turning 50 on April 2nd is overshadowing the fact that Y&R just turned 33 and B&B turned 19. Y&R cast and crew celebrated in chic Asian style at a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, while the cast and crew of B&B rocked out at the House of Blues in Hollywood.  From ATWT to Y&R and B&B, Happy anniversary to everyone!  (Contributed by LMS)

March 27, 2006

 hspace=10 src=The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Alison Sweeney (Sami) of Days of our Lives is one  of the celebrities that has been tabbed by Sean Diddy Combs to appear as a guest on his "Celebrity Cooking Showdown," a show that Combs is producing. The show is expected to air on NBC the week of April 17th.  (Contributed by MEW)

This week on Guiding Light's Inside The Light:  Fighting back tears, Dinah tells Mallet she is done competing with Harley and throws him out. But Mallet, tormented by his past screw-ups, won't give up on their relationship. He decides to come forward about his infidelity with Harley, hoping his honesty will earn him Dinah's love.  (Contributed by LMS)

As The World Turns is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with TV Guide magazine. Visit www.tvguide.com/world to enter the "TV Guide What a Wonderful World Sweepstakes" for your chance to win a 3-day/2-night trip for two to New York for the ultimate As The World Turns experience!  (Contributed by LMS)

Speaking of ATWT, everyone is talking about "Oakdale Confidential," the new book that spills all of Oakdale's juiciest secret.  But why does the author wish to remain Anonymous?  How does he/she know so much about the good citizens of Oakdale?  And, most...




...importantly, how will the secrets revealed in the novel influence the relationships of couples already on the canvas?  While Oakdale ponders these questions, fans can too.  Pocket Books releases "Oakdale Confidential" by Anonymous at bookstores everywhere on April 4, 2006.  (Contributed by LMS)

And in more ATWT Buzz, which ATWT couple, Carly & Jack or Katie & Mike are destined to be together forever?  Your answer to that question could win you a trip to New York and an exclusive tour of the ATWT set! Visit http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?sid=33&pid=516815, website of Pocket Books, publisher of "Oakdale Confidential," the original mystery novel featuring your favorite Oakdale characters, for your chance to win!  "Oakdale Confidential" available in bookstores everywhere April 2006.  (Contributed by LMS)

While over at Y&R, Karen Rea has been appointed casting director. Rea brings a wealth of casting experience to the show.  Her television credits range from network to cable, including "The District" on CBS and "Tales from the Crypt" on HBO.  Just a few of her notable feature casting credits include:  "My Fellow Americans," "Greedy," "Death Becomes Her," "Far and Away," "Article 99," "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Gung Ho," "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."   (Contributed by LMS)

March 25, 2006

 hspace=10 src=According to SOW,  Martha Byrne (Lily, ATWT) and husband Michael McMahon are thrilled that she's having a baby girl this time.  With two older brothers (Michael 7 and Max 3) the baby girl is planned as Byrne's last.  Not wanting to know the sex at first, Byrne's recent level two sonogram forced the gender on the expectant mom and she's now glad she knows.  "I would have been shocked if they said it was a boy," Byrne confided to Weekly.  "It felt like a girl."  (Contributed by CL)

March 23, 2006

Featured Song to Highlight a Lily and Daniel Love Montage on Y&R

SoapSongs.com offering a limited time exclusive opportunity to obtain the new album from xSIVE, the newly-discovered power-pop band from Chicago. The album features the hit song "It's All Because Of You" which backs the Daniel-Lily montage scene in The Young and the Restless episode first broadcast on CBS March 24th.

New York, NY March 23, 2006 -- SoapSongs.com today announced another in a series of special promotions for fans of new songs premiered on the daytime soaps – a limited time, exclusive opportunity to obtain the new album "Three Generations Of Rock" by the Chicago-based power-pop band xSIVE. The album includes the hit single It’s All Because Of You, featured in an extended Daniel-Lily montage sequence on the March 24th episode of CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. In the three-minute sequence, Lily and Daniel begin to dance, but their passion soon overtakes them and before long their slow dance excalates to lovemaking. 

In making this announcement, Barbara Jordan, head of A&R for the specialty label Songs Of The Soaps, said “This new promotion is one in a developing series of specialty releases of songs by independent artists heard on the various daytime dramas. We know how much many of the show’s fans would like to have their own recordings of these songs, and we are doing our best to help them get them. The montage featuring It’s All Because Of You will have phones ringing off the hook at Y&R and Soapsongs.com!”

During the months of March and April, interested fans can purchase "Three Generations Of Rock" exclusively at www.SoapSongs.com, along with specially-priced volumes of Songs Of The Soaps, including Favorite Songs Heard On The Young and the Restless. “This promotion is part of our continuing effort to make many of the great songs heard on the soaps available to more of the fans,” Jordan said. “It gives us an opportunity to tell them ‘it’s all because of you’ that we launched this label. We look forward to promoting many more great singers and songwriters through our web site and more CD releases of Songs Of The Soaps.”  For more info, visit http://www.soapsongs.com(Contributed by LMS

On Thursday, March 23 in NYC, The Museum of Television & Radio will help ATWT celebrate it's 50th Anniversary. A webcast of this museum members only event will be available for all on http://www.mtr.org beginning 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 24.  (Contributed by CL)

March 21, 2006

 hspace=10 src=And guess who made the buzz? In Stella Foster's column in the Chicago Sun-Times, Foster writes... AROUND TOWN: "As the World Turns" soap star Eileen Fulton was seen dining with Soapdom.com writer Mark Edward Wilows at the Big Downtown in the Palmer House. Fulton, who's been in the role of Lisa Grimaldi for 46 years, was in town to sing at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret event. (Contributed by MEW)

March 20, 2006

In Where Are They Now Buzz, Rena Sofer (ex Lois, GH) has been tapped to star opposite Diedrich Bader in ABC's comedy pilot called, Mr. Nice Guy.   Eric Winter (ex Rex, DOOL) is now coupled with Without a Trace's Rosalyn Sanchez. (Contributed by LMS)

 hspace=10 src=This week on Guiding Light's Inside The Light: Olivia is spending more and more time with Buzz and finds herself unclear of her feelings. However, when Frank suffers a close call on the job, he too is reminded of how much he wants Olivia and goes to tell her so.  (Contributed by LMS)

March 19, 2006

At the recent taping of the ATWT 50th Anniversary special on SOAPnet's SoapTalk, it was revealed that fan favorite, Paolo Seganti is on his way back to Oakdale as Damian.  Stay tuned! (Contributed by CL)

March 16, 2006

In some behind the scenes Buzz, Karen Rea has been appointed casting director of Y&R. Rae's wealth of casting experience will be a major asset."  Her television credits range from network to cable, including The District on CBS and Tales from the Crypt on HBO.  Just a few of her notable feature casting credits include:  My Fellow Americans, Greedy, Death Becomes Her, Far and Away, Article 99, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Sleeping with the Enemy, Gung Ho, Ghostbusters and Stripes. (Contributed by LMS)

March 14, 2006

 hspace=5 src=Passions Vendetta premieres March 14, 2006 on NBC Daytime Online. It's a new mystery that you can only see online.  Plus, you can gather online clues for a chance...




.... to win Mabelline-Garnier products.  Find out more(Contributed by LMS)

 hspace=10 src=ATWT is throwing an on-air launch party for its new book, Oakdale Confidential featuring several publishing industry types. The episode is scheduled to air on April 10.  Plus, the book's publisher is sponsoring a contest where you can win a trip to Oakdale! Find out more. (Contributed by CL)

March 13, 2006

This week on Guiding Light's Inside The Light:  Cassie goes on a crusade to prove once and for all that Jonathan is not the prince Tammy needs him to be. She takes her on a trip back in time, demonstrating her own experiences with loving the wrong man. But, Cassie's work is done for her when Jonathan comes through with a shocking revelation. (Contributed by LMS)

The taping of SOAPTALK scheduled for March 18th at 10AM will be a VERY SPECIAL TAPING! On this day, SOAPTALK will be celebrating the 50th Anniversery of the long-running soap opera AS THE WORLD TURNS! Special Guests Scheduled to Appear:  MARTHA BYRNE, MICHAEL PARK, MAURA WEST, ELIZABETH HUBBARD, COLLEEN ZENK-PINTER, DON HASTINGS, KATHERINE HAYS, and HELEN WAGNER.  SoapTalk tapes at The Prospect Studios, 4151 Prospect Ave, Hollywood, CA.  Order Tix (Contributed by CL & LMS)

March 11, 2006

Rumor has it that Days and Passions will again participate in the CMA Music Festival in early June. Stay tuned to Soapdom for further details. (Contributed by LMS)

March 10, 2006

Congratulations to Lee Meriwether (Ruth, AMC) who is being presented the Eternity Award by the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Over the years, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has acquired an international reputation for presenting over 300 of some of the best and most fascinating work by women who act, write, produce, direct, dance, choreograph, and perform musically. In addition to actors, there are performance artists, dancers, comedians, storytellers and singers. The women are a diverse group, representing a wide range of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. They are superlative artists from Los Angeles and around the world. “Festival 2006: Solo, But Not Alone” takes place at Highways, the interdisciplinary arts center in Santa Monica.  The Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. with its  traditional Opening Night Champagne Gala and Awards Ceremony, recognizing four distinguished women for exceptional achievement in and commitment to theatre. Freda Payne, Ada Luz Pla, and Maria Costa are also being honored. The theme is “BRAVA!” and performances  include dancer  Sri Susilowati who performs “Love’s All Worshipped Tomb,” a piece exploring the emotions and feelings surrounding the experience of breast cancer; and actor Megan Sullivan in “I Hate Musicals,” in which a musical theatre performer gets more than she bargained for at an audition.  In addition to her role on AMC, Lee Meriwether is a member of Theatre West since its inception over four decades ago. She appeared with Betty Garrett in “Spoon River Anthology,” with Richard Dreyfuss in “Aesop in Central Park,” and with  Carroll O’Connor in “The Ladies of Hanover Street.” She was Miss America 1955, the original Today Girl on NBC and subsequently starred in nine other TV series including “Barnaby Jones." She appears this June in the Theatre West production of “Nunsense” at the Madrid Theatre. Highways, the performance venue, is located at 1651 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Admission to the Gala Opening Night is $30 per individual ticket, $50 a pair. Tickets for all other programs are $20. Student, senior and industry tickets, $18. Reservations: (818) 760-0408. Online reservations will be available at http://www.lawtf.com (Contributed by LMS)

March 9, 2006

 hspace=10 src=Eileen Fulton (Lisa, ATWT) confided to Buzz that the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the show will have some special episodes. "You know I can't say much, because it's really a surprise. However I will tell you that I'm in a bus scene with Helen Wagner (Nancy), Kathryn Hayes (Kim), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda), Marie Masters (Susan), Kathleen Widdoes (Emma), Colleen Zenk-Pinter (Barbara), and we're with a bear. That's right! I said a bear." Fulton also said that she was in awe of the set that was created, and it's likeness to the outdoor setting of being stranded in the middle of nowhere. She also added that it was a time to let it "hang down," referring to her pulling off her false eyelashes. (Contributed by MEW)

Soapdom has learned that 70's heartthrob, Patrick Duffy of primetimer "Dallas" fame, has just landed a daytime role on The Bold & the Beautiful.  He's slightly older, a tad more grey, but just as gorgeous.  What character will he play and what lives will his character impact?  Stay tuned.  More on this as it becomes available. (Contributed by LMS)

ATWT will be preempted in the following areas on Thursday, March 9th:

WIBW Topeka
WBTV Charlotte
WDBJ Roanoke
WRAL Raleigh
WCSC Charleston
WTVR Richmond will air Thursday’s episode early morning Thursday, March 9 at 3:05am
WFMY Greensboro will air Thursday’s episode on Saturday, March 11 at 2am

ATWT will be preempted in the following areas on Friday, March 10th:

WIBW Topeka
WBTV Charlotte
WDBJ Roanoke
WRAL Raleigh
WCSC Charleston
WTVR Richmond will air Friday’s episode early morning Saturday, March 11 at 3:05am
WFMY Greensboro will air Friday’s episode on Saturday, March 11 at 3:00am

Please note that CBS Daytime will be fully preempted on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17. But don't worry - you won't miss any episodes and the regular lineup returns to its normal schedule on Monday, March 20.  (Contributed by CL)

March 6, 2006

In some Where are They Now Buzz, Paolo Seganti (ex-Damian, ATWT) plays Laertes in a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The show is currently in production at the...




... Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles and runs through Sunday, March 19, 2006. For info and tix call (323) 871-4849. (Contributed by CL)

 hspace=10 src=As previously reported at Soapdom.com, DOOL's James Reynolds (Abe) has just directed a rather risque play called "Herotique-aahh)" starring 3 Blaque Chix at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA.  Low and behold, one night, singer/songwriter/Grammy winner, Stevie Wonder was in the audience.  On Wonder's seeing the play, Reynolds said: "I have run into Stevie Wonder a few times and I am always pleased that a legendary musical artist is so supportive of the other arts." Pictured here are James Reynolds, Lola Love, Stevie Wonder, Mariann Aalda and Iona Morris.  (Contributed by LMS)

This week on Guiding Light's Inside The Light: Beth has had enough of Alan and Gus and decides to leave them in the cabin to die. But, when she gets shocking news from Rick, she is forced to re-examine her decision.   (Contributed by LMS)

March 3, 2006

 hspace=10 src=Soapdom has learned that Martha Stewart will be heading to Pine Valley on All My Children.  She appears in scenes with Susan Lucci (Erica). It's talk show to talk show as Erica visits Martha on the set of her talk show in New York City for a segment to be featured on Erica's talk show, New Beginnings.  Martha Stewart appears on AMC on Tuesday, March 28, 2006.  Photo credit: Anders Krusberg/MSLO
(Contributed by LMS)

In some Where Are They Now Buzz, Scott Holroyd (ex Paul, ATWT) has landed a pilot for NBC. It's a comedy called Alpha Mom.  (Contributed by CL)

NBC Daytime will introduce a line of clothing inspired by  "Passions" character, Fancy Crane, and sold only through cranecouture.com, a site that is set to go live on April 6. Stay tuned to Soapdom for more. (Contributed by LMS & CL)

March 1, 2006

This week on Guiding Light's Inside The Light: Alan-Michael prepares to assume his new position as CEO of Spaulding Enterprises. He recalls all the times he was made to feel second best behind Phillip and just when he is about to grab the reins, Alan's will reveals a shocking blow and Marina is left to deal with a fuming Alan-Michael.   (Contributed by LMS)

 hspace=10 src=It didn't take long for Justin Hartley (ex Fox, Passions) to break out and seize Hollywood by storm!  E Online reports that the former Passions star has been hired to portray Aquaman in the highly-anticipated Smallville spin-off.  Hartley replaces the previously-announced Will Toale in the role.  (Contributed by LDB)

In more Passions Buzz, Galen Gering (Luis) and his real-life wife, Jenna, are happy to announce that they are expecting a baby boy in August.    (Contributed by LMS)

Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finalist, Actress and SoapTalk Co-Host, Lisa Rinna, Returns to Access Hollywood as Fashion Correspondent at the Academy awards

Fan Favorite Brings Charisma and Fashion Flair To the Red Carpet

BURBANK, Calif. -- February 28, 2006 -- "Dancing with the Stars" semi-finalist, popular television actress and host Lisa Rinna will return to "Access Hollywood" as fashion correspondent at the 78th Annual Academy Awards(r). Segments highlighting her charismatic coverage can only be seen on "Access Hollywood" Monday, March 6, 2006 (Log on to AccessHollywood.com to check local time and station). After adding flair to the Golden Globes(r) red carpet as "Access Hollywood's" fashion correspondent, Rinna's returning with similar duties including interviewing celebrities as they arrive on the red carpet, as well as providing commentary on what the hottest trends are for this year's Academy Awards(r). "We are thrilled to have Lisa back on the red carpet with us," says "Access Hollywood" Supervising Producer Ryan Patterson. "Her unbeatable charisma and natural charm had the stars lining up to talk with her at the Golden Globes(r). The fun she has with each star will give our viewers a unique experience and both the stars and our viewers will have another fantastic time with her on the red carpet." No stranger to the fashion industry, Rinna co-owns the hip Los Angeles-based boutiques, belle gray, with her husband Harry Hamlin. On the television side, she recently amazed everyone with her performances on "Dancing with the Stars" as she went all the way to become a semi-finalist. Previously, she was already winning over fans for her acting on both daytime and primetime TV as well as for co-hosting on SOAPnet's "Soap Talk," which garnered her three Daytime Emmy(r) nominations.   (Contributed by LMS)


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