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Suds Buzz ~ March 2007

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It's the wearing o' the green this month, daylight savings three weeks sooner and tons of soap opera buzzy buzz buzz buzz 

March 29, 2007

Farley Granger (ex Earl Mitchell, As the World Turns), now 81, has written his memoirs, titled “Include Me Out,” co-authored by ex ATWT executive producer, Bob Calhoun.  The men are celebrating 45 years of "being together."  One of Hollywood's most handsome leading men, Granger's sexual preferences went both ways, with quite the A-List of Hollywood starlets notched to his bedpost.  On As the World Turns, his character, Earl, was married to Lisa and it is reported that he also dated Eileen Fulton in real life. According to the reviewer for Variety, "I just want to recommend Farley's life story. He tells it in the most unaffected manner and states right up front -- 'I have loved men and I have loved women.' (And, wow, the names of the women will stagger you.) Farley, who made many excellent films ('Senso' for example) and appeared in some terrific plays, says, when asked if he considers himself gay or bi-sexual? 'I'm too old to worry about that.' This book has class. It makes some points. It's a 'celebrity' story that is truly worth your while. And, of course, even at 81, Farley Granger is still beautiful."  Contributed by LMS

Lisa Rinna, formerly of Days of Our Lives (ex-Billie), Melrose Place (Taylor) and Soap Talk, is joining the ranks of HBO with a guest-starring role on the upcoming season of Mark Wahlberg's Entourage.  Us Weekly reports that Rinna will play the ex-girlfriend of Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon).  Contributed by LDB

March 28, 2007

Scott Clifton (Dillon, General Hospital)General Hospital fans, if you're in the neighborhood of Calabasas, California on Monday, April 2nd, 2007, Scott Clifton's Short Film "The Death Strip" will be shown at the Method Film Fest.
Information on the package that includes THE DEATH STRIP
Information about the Film Festival
For more information on the film   Contributed by LMS

On his myspace page, One Life to Live's Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio) thanks his fans for their well wishes as he continues to battle an illness.  Contributed by LMS

March 27, 2007

As previously reported in Buzz, As the World Turns Grayson McCouch (Dusty) has been picked up for a pilot show on Fox. Filming will not be interupted on ATWT but if the show is picked up, ATWT will write Dusty out. The show is called The Apostiles and is a cop drama. I can't wait, I hope he acts just like Dusty who is always cool and in control. Contributed by DR

Lee Phillip-Bell with late husband, Bill Bell, co creators of The Young and the Restles and The Bold and the BeautifulBeing the noble woman that she is, Lee Phillip-Bell, co-creator of Young and the Restless and Bold and Beautiful with husband, the late Bill Bell, recently spoke to Buzz, and when Buzz congratulated her, her answer was "For what?"  Of course we are talking about the Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented to her at the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards. "Honestly, I'm honored. It will be a fun evening, that I'm looking forward to," Bell said. Also she is quite the traveling lady. Recently having returned from Australia, in April she embarks on a trip to Greece. "I'm so looking forward to seeing the Greek Islands. It will be interesting to explore," she added.  Contributed by MEW

Phil Carey (Asa, One Life to Live)Phil Carey is leaving One Life To Live as Asa.  According to TVGuide.com, Carey refused after they proposed placing him on recurring.  Carey recently returned to OLTL after battling lung cancer. Contributed by LDB & LMS

March 26, 2007

On Tuesday, March 27, 2006 beginning at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (7:00 PM Eastern), Passions fans get the chance to blog live with James Stevenson (Jared). He'll be fielding your questions in the live blog format, which means you leave your questions in the comments, the community team will pull the questions that they think are the most interesting, and Stevenson will answer them for you. Make sure your questions gets answered.  Go post your questions on the Passions Blog now Contributed by LMS

March 23, 3007

Stay up to date with all the latest on the34th Annual Daytime Emmys straight from the broadcaster's mouth at CBS.com Contributed by CL

March 20, 2007

Constance Towers (Helena, General Hospital)General Hospital's Constance Towers (Helena) does double duty as she plays "Audrey Parker" in a Guest Star Leading role on USA Network's new show "4400." For the next week she'll be shooting the episode "Audrey Parker's Come & Gone" in Vancouver, BC (Canada).  She's excited about this role and hopes that  her fans will watch when the show airs later this year (No air date yet).  "I'm ecstatic about doing this," Towers shared with Soapdom. "It's a great script and I think the show is excellent.   It's a departure from Helena of course, but she's still my favorite character to play right now.  (But) I was really excited to get the Lead role in this episode and hope to do it justice."   Contributed by LMS

Y&R and B&B fans. Get a listen to Adrienne Frantz's soon to be released debut CD. Contributed by LMS

Alison Sweeney's (Sami, Days of our Lives) Sue Wong gown and make-up look from the Max Factor Salutes Hollywood Fashion Show are currently up for auction at Clothes Off Our Back along with other celebrity items.  Proceeds benefit children's charities.  Please bid and pass along the information.  The auction ends March 29th. Contributed by LMS

According to TV Guide’s Michael Logan, watch for Jennifer Landon (Gwen) to begin doing double-duty in Oakdale.  She is taking on the dual role of a character called Cleo Babbitt, a buck-toothed brunette with a lisp who becomes a pawn of Jade’s in order to get her revenge on Gwen.  Cleo sounds like a fun character. She is obsessed with bowling and experiences the occasional facial tic!  Contributed by LMS & CL

March 19, 2007

Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days of our Lives)It's all for a good cause, but ow, their aching butts.  On March 14th, EXTRA the televison news magazine show sponsored a fashion show for charity.  Carmen Electra wore a gorgeous blue chiffoney floor length gown that must have had a tad too much train to be manageable. She tripped and fell. Days of our Lives Alison Sweeney (Sami) was the next "model" up and came running from backstage to help Electra.  But she fell, too!  They brushed themselves off, stood up and took it like the performers they are.  In fact, Sweeney composed herself immediately and sashayed down the run way to model the beautiful mauve floor-lengh gown that she was wearing. See the videoContributed by LMS

As the World Turns fans, heads up.  SOD is reporting in its March 27th issue that Zack Roerig (Casey) is not renewing his contract.  Contributed by CL
I was checking out the message boards for CBS while watching a new episode of Cold Case on Sunday, March 18th, and the little girl that is the daughter of the victim is Abby; Ashley and Brad/Victor's daughter from Y&R. I guess we know now why she hasn't resurfaced in LA with Mom or back in Genoa City with either dad. She's hanging out with a homeless lady in Philadelphia.  Contributed by DR
March 15, 2007

Eileen Fulton (Lisa, ATWT)ATWT's Eileen Fulton (Lisa) is sponsoring a contest.  The challenge?  Write a fun storyline for Lisa.  The storyline that appeals most to Fulton will will a great prize!  The prize is "a gift basket of my favorite New York cookies as well as some autographed items - something I wore on the show  - and my books and CDs," Fulton tells her fans in her regularly posted Letter to Fans." Find out more at Eileen Fulton's official website. Contributed by LMS & CL

March 14, 2007

34th Annual Daytime Emmy nominations announced. Contributed by LMS

In some Where Are They Now Buzz, Nathan Fillion, ex Joey Buchanan, One Life to Live, stars with Keri Russell in the new feature film, Waitress, slated to hit theaters May 2nd.  Waitress is the story of one woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape.  Jenna's (Russell) secret ambition is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband (Sisto).  Jenna is a sharp, sassy woman with a gift for making unusual pies whose recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulations and circumstances of her life. An unwanted pregnancy changes the course of events giving her an unexpected confidence via letters to her unborn baby. Contributed by LMS

March 13, 2007

Finola Hughes (ex Anna, General Hospital & All My Children) will be hosting a charity event to benefit The Damazo Majak Foundation on Sunday July 15th, 2007 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Sportsman Lodge Hotel, 12825 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, CA.  Tickets are $70 if paid by money order and $75.00 if paid by paypal. Ticket requests and all additional information can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Interested parties may also check out the following web page: http://thefindom.tekcities.com/ .  For information on The Damazo Majak Foundation, you may go to their official website at: http://damazomajak.org/ Contributed by LA

March 12, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007 is episode 5023 which marks The Bold and the Beautiful’s 20th Anniversary!  Happy Anniversary B&B.  Contributed by LMS

In some Y&R Buzz, Judith Chapman will be presented with a Silver Circle Honor Award by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Pacific Southwest Chapter on Sunday, April 15 at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  These awards honor people who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.  For information and reservations, please call (760) 329-6036Contributed by LMS

March 9, 2007

Tracey Ross (Eve, Passions)Congratulations to Passions' Tracey Ross (Eve) on her win in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards.  The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, writers, producers and directors. Contributed by LMS

ATWT's Ellen Dolan's fundraiser scheduled for April 22 has been postponed. No reschedule date as of yet.  Meantime, all checks and money orders will be returned. Contributed by LMS

Speaking of Ellen Dolan, all of your favorite CBS daytime soaps will be pre-empted next Thursday and Friday (March 15 and 16) due to the March Madness Basketball Tournament. Contributed by LMS

March 8, 2007

Jennifer Landon (Gwen, As the World Turns)Hey ATWT Fans! Don't miss Friday, March 9th's episode of ATWT. Gwen is haunted by someone who knows the truth - and now it's payback.  Get a sneak peek of Friday's ATWT right here.  Contributed by LMS

Congratulations go out to Kristoff St. John who took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in literature, television, motion pictures and recording arts. The 38th annual awards were broadcast live on Friday, March 2. Contributed by LMS

In more Y&R Buzz, Tonya Lee Williams Returns To Genoa City as Dr. Olivia Winters in a two episode story arc. Her tape dates are March 6 and 7, to air on April 12 and 13.  Contributed by LMS

Kevin Spirtas (ex Craig, Days of our Lives)In some Where are they Now Buzz, Days of our Lives Kevin Spirtas (ex Craig) is the headliner on Saturday, March 31, as West Coast Singers presents a benefit concert that includes an elegant silent auction plus classy and fun music. This event will take place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Spirtas will be performing excerpts from his show "Night and Days," a musical journey celebrating his nights on Broadway and his days on Days of Our Lives.  General admission entry begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $25. VIP admission is $50 and provides entry at 6:00 p.m. for priority seating and early bidding at the silent auction. Other "perks" include a goodie bag, a hosted cocktail bar by "Premier Sponsor" Absolut, and hors d'oeuvres, once again provided by Food Fetish.  The silent auction will include an exciting array of items that will go to the highest bidders!  Parking is free.  For more info visit http://www.westcoastsingers.org  Contributed by MEW

March 7, 2007

Grayson McCouch (Dusty, As the World Turns)Congrats to Grayson McCouch (Dusty, ATWT) who has landed a leading role in a new pilot for Fox Television. It's called The Apostles and exposes the off duty lives of a group of Los Angeles cops. McCouch plays the role of a sergeant.  So far, the project has gotten a green light for a pilot only.  Will it get picked up by the network? Stay tuned.  Contributed by LDB

In some Where are They Now Buzz, Mark Valley (ex-Jack, Days Of Our Lives; Brad, Boston Legal) could be next season's McDreamy a'la Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey.  Valley will star alongside former Saturday Night Live funny man Horatio Sanz in NBC's "Business Class."  The pilot revolves around the adventures of two high-powered soda salesman, reports E Online.  Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein - the jokesters behind FOX's Simpsons' -- are at the show's helm. The question is what happens to Valley's character Brad on Boston Legal if Business Class gets picked up as a series by NBC?  Stay tuned. Contributed by LDB

Over at The Young and the Restless, Darcy Rose Byrnes (Abby Carlton) will appear in an episode of COLD CASE titled “A Dollar, A Dream” (1999), which will air on Sunday, March 18 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.  The plight of a homeless family living out of their station wagon becomes the Cold Case team’s focus as they investigate the murder of the mother – a woman who tried to keep hope alive in her daughter’s lives – who was killed in the process.  Darcy Rose Byrnes plays Abby Bradford, the victim’s youngest daughter. Contributed by LMS

March 3, 2007

Soapdom is delighted to confirm that Scott Bryce is back on As the World Turns in the role of Craig Montomery. Bryce originated the role in 1982 and played it on and off until 1994. He returns to the part of Margo and Katie's brother, replacing Jeffrey Meek who held the role since late 2005.  In a statement, ATWT's executive producer Christopher Goutman said:  "We are excited to have Scott Bryce back on As The World Turns.  He brings with him an invaluable understanding of Craig and the character's rich history."  According to the PGP Classic Soaps Blog, Bryce's history with the soap includes Craig's marriage to Betsy (then-Meg Ryan; Bryce made such a splash as soap groom that he took his act to primetime, marrying Jo on The Facts of Life, and Corky on Murphy Brown), his kidnapping of "their" daughter, Danielle, his hitting of teen Dusty with his car, arson, theft, blackmail, an affair with Lucinda, and redemption after falling in love with revolutionary Sierra and fathering Bryant and Lucy.  Meeks last airs on April 1.  Watch for Bryce to begin airing on April 10, 2007.  Contributed by CL

While over in Pine Valley, Soapdom is hearing that veteran scribe, Meghan McTavish is out at All My Children as head writer.  She's been on and off AMC since I've been in the biz which is 1995 or thereabouts.  She actually started on AMC in 1992 and stayed until 1995, then back again in 1997 to 1999. Rumored to have a bit of a drinking problem back in the day, McTavish bounced from ABC daytime soap to soap, doing a stint on General Hospital and One Life to Live, before returning to AMC in 2003.  Somewhere in between, she wrote for Guiding Light, but get this. Did you know that McTavish actually started in the daytime business as an actress?  Yup. She played Lola Fontaine on Guiding Light from 1983-1984.  We have no details yet on who will be replacing McTavish as AMC's head writer. That info will be released shortly. Stay tuned.  Contributed by CL

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