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Shapiro to ABC Family, Glorious Nights, Bottled messages & more

Dear Suds Buds,

Guess what everyone! I have just been cast as the new Dixie on All My Children. Yes, they said they weren't going to recast the role, always keeping the door open for Cady McClain to return, but they took one look at my audition tape, and that, as they say, was all she wrote! I fly to New York to begin taping the first of May. 

April Fool! :o) Did I have you going there for a second? Heehehehe. I just couldn't resist pulling your collective legs. After all, it is April Fool's day.

Happy belated Easter and Passover, everyone. I can't believe that I completely forgot to wish everyone a happy holiday last week. Duh. Talk about one's brain totally leaving the building. LOL Hope you all enjoyed good fun, family, and chocolate! Looks like Spring is here! Yippee. Wonder if we will see Spring fever, young-love-in-bloom-stories on our favorite soaps. I've got my fingers crossed. Speaking of our favorite soaps, let's get down to it....

Gearing Up for TRO's 4th Annual Cybby Awards

With the Emmy nominations announced, it's time once again to gear up for the Turtle-Run Annual Cybby Awards. As you know, the TRO Cybbys take the Daytime Emmy nominations and pose them to you to pick YOUR favorites for the winners. In addition, we include our "Fun" Categories for which you nominate your favorite actors in each category. This year, we are giving you yet another way to voice your opinion. Below is the list of our Fun Categories. Along with beginning to think of who you want to nominate in each category, let us know if you'd like to see some other fun categories added! 

If you have an idea for a fun category, email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will add up to FIVE more fun categories as suggested by YOU! Once we have all the categories, we will ask you to nominate your favorites for each. Have your suggestions for Fun Categories to me no later than Thursday, April 4, 2002. Here's the list of the current Fun Categories: 

*Most Elitist Snob
*Cutest Smile
*Most Endearing Imp
*Most Devious Doctor
*Best Performance While Hiding A Pregnancy
*Best Performance Playing Pregnant When You're Not
*Tears For Careers: It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Get Paid To
*Oh Brother: Best Sibling Rivalry
*Most Missed Missing Veteran
*Old Dog, New Tricks: Best Veteran On A New Show
*Most Chiseled
*Best Return Of A Character
*Best Performance From A Hospital Bed
*Best Kisser
*Grandest Grande Dame
*Best Bad Guy
*Maid With The Mostest
*Sense Of Humor
*Character You'd Most Want To Bring Home To Meet The Parents (Male)
*Character You'd Most Want To Bring Home To Meet The Parents (Female)
*Wooden Spoon Award: Character You'd Like To Bop Upside The Head
*SuperCouple Of All Time
*Best Soap of All Time

ABC Daytime Prez to Disney Family Channel

Angela Shapiro, president, ABC Daytime, and president, Buena Vista Productions, has been named president, ABC Family Channel, effective as of Thursday, March 27, 2002. Announced last Thursday by Steve Bornstein, president ABC Television Group, Shapiro will continue in her current role at ABC Daytime until a successor is named.

As president of the ABC Family Channel, Shapiro will be responsible for the channel's day-to-day operations, including creative direction, programming, business affairs, finance, scheduling, on-air promotions, marketing, publicity and research. In announcing Shapiro's appointment, Bornstein said "Angela has done a tremendous job leading ABC Daytime, which has been number one in the key demographic of Women, 18-49 for 25 years, and continues to make ratings history for the daypart. As head of BV Productions, 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' she has achieved top ratings and she has developed important new talent for syndication. She brings a vast experience of bold, successful and innovative marketing and programming, which will play an integral role in building ABC Family into a top-tier cable channel."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help brand and program ABC Family Channel," said Shapiro, "and work to establish it as a strong complement to the ABC Network." 

As president of Buena Vista Productions, Shapiro was responsible for all new development and programming for syndication, cable and daytime. Recent projects include the development of the upcoming talk/variety show hosted by the multi-talented Wayne Brady, and the syndicated version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." She also provided creative oversight for current shows such as "Live with Regis & Kelly," ABC's "Millionaire," "Ebert & Roper," and "Win Ben Stein's Money." 

Shapiro became president, ABC Daytime in August 1998, where she is responsible for all aspects of daytime programming on the ABC Television Network. The current daytime lineup is comprised of "The View," "Port Charles," All My Children," "One Life to Live," and General Hospital." Shapiro is responsible for introducing creative programming changes to the lineup, most recently developing a telenovella hybrid format for "Port Charles," along with a production model unique to the soap genre. Under her leadership, "The View" has been the most successful program in its time period since 1994, consistently reaching over one million Women 18-49.

Shapiro drew on her experience in direct response to develop a successful business with the Home Shopping Network called "Shop the Soaps" and worked to help develop the ABC Soap Opera Bistro at Disney's California Adventure, the first soap-themed restaurant of its kind. Most recently, Shaphiro was responsible for the daypart's ground-breaking multi-million dollar deal with Revlon to integrate the brand into a daytime storyline.

Shapiro joined ABC Daytime in 1995 as senior vice president, marketing and promotion, where she was responsible for developing on-air and marketing strategies, as well as coordinating and supervising its advertising, promotion and licensing. Shapiro was responsible for implementing the first network storyline 'recaps' and 'teasers' into the soaps. She also developed the annual "Super Soap Weekend" at Disney/MGM Studios, a successful fan event which has recently been expanded to include weekends at Disney's California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort.

Prior to joining ABC, Shapiro had a distinguished career in advertising. She was co-founder and publisher of Soap Opera Digest, and in 1988 became co-founder and publisher of Soap Opera Update. In her new role as president, ABC Family, Shapiro will report to Bornstein, who has direct oversite of the channel.

DOOL's Darbo & "365 Glorious Nights of Love and Romance"

"Days of our Lives" star Patrika Darbo has become one of daytime television's most popular and - at 5 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds --sexiest actresses. Darbo has succeeded in the world of the super-thin, where being a perfect size two is the norm. In "365 Glorious Nights of

Love and Romance," written by Patrika Darbo with Lorraine Zenka (ReganBooks; May 2, 2002; $24.95/Hardcover) Patrika blows through the skinny stereotypes to show how women of any shape and size can have the life, love and romance of their dreams. 

When Darbo landed the role of shrewd and sensuous Nancy Wesley on Days of our Lives in 1998, she won rave reviews for her portrayal of a full-figured, opinionated goddess. In 1999, Entertainment Tonight and TV Guide simultaneously named her one of the 16 Sexiest Stars of the Year and in 2000, Patrika was nominated for a daytime Emmy in the Supporting Actress category.

In "365 Glorious Nights of Love and Romance," Darbo invites her fans into her personal life. She goes behind the scenes of her marriage, her

career, her sex life, and her journey to accept her body as beautiful -- no matter what size it may be. She writes about her struggle with weight from her heaviest at 220 pounds to her lowest weight of 140. She offers advice, not for losing weight, but for gaining self-confidence, a positive outlook, and a winning attitude. She writes not about dieting and cutting back, but about finding out what is best within each of us and letting it loose.

Darbo's writing is totally straight-from-the-hip, girlfriend to girlfriend. From emotionally touching to hysterically kinky, "365 Glorious Nights of Love and Romance" tells it like it is and gives proof that sexy self-confidence comes in all shapes and sizes.

Co-author Lorraine Zenka wrote the New York Times bestseller "Days of our Lives: The Complete Family Album." She was the former West Coast editor of Soap Opera Update and her work has also appeared in Mademoiselle, People, and Women's World.

"365 Glorious Nights Of Love And Romance" by Patrika Darbo with Lorraine Zenka is a ReganBooks publication. Publication Date: May 2, 2002 ISBN: 0-06-001382-6 $24.95/Hardcover, 288 pages

Amber Tamblyn (Emily, GH) Hoping to Return

According to Tiff, the AMTAM lead board monitor at http://www.amtam.com, Amber Tamblyn's official fan club website, Ms. Tamblyn is interested in returning to General Hospital for a short-term stint. Word has it that Tamblyn is talking with GH in this regard, and the moderators of her fan club are requesting that all you GH fans who would enjoy seeing Emily back on the show, even for 2 or 3 months, should please write in and make your feelings known to the powers that be at GH. Send snail mail or call the View Feedback line:

Jill Farren Phelps
Executive Producer
GENERAL HOSPITAL
ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90027

Angela Shapiro, President ABC Daytime
c/o ABC/Disney
500 S. Buena Vista Ave.
Burbank, California 91521

Viewer Feedback Line:
323-671-4583

Write a Message in a Bottle to Passions

On Wednesday, March 27, Passions Online launched "Message in a Bottle!" Be one of the first to read the message from Luis that Sheridan finds out at sea! Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to read a never-before-seen letter from Brian (Antonio) to Sheridan!

And, to make this bonus even more exciting and personal, there will be an interactive component in which you, the fans, will be able to "be" Sheridan and write back to both Luis and Brian. The best letters will be posted on Passions official website at www.nbc.com/passions.

DOOL's Jason Cook Accepts MAGGIE Award

Jason Cook traveled to Washington DC last week to accept the Maggie Award, which recognizes outstanding coverage of reproductive health issues in television programming. The Maggie Award was presented to Days of our Lives by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Days of our Lives was honored for several episodes which aired during the summer of 2001 that dealt with Shawn and Belle, and Mimi and Kevin contemplating having sex for the first time and discussing contraception and testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the gala dinner, including leaders in the arts, members of congress, and Planned Parenthood chief executive officers and board presidents.

In his acceptance speech, Jason acknowledged the writing team, the producers and the directors of Days of our Lives that made great efforts to portray the teens in a realistic manner and to not gloss over the issue. In fact, when Jason took to the podium, he joked that the award will probably be taken away from Days of our Lives due to the clip that was just shown of a scene where Shawn was berating himself for almost having unprotected sex with Belle. In character, Jason said that he learned his lesson and he would be prepared next time. Jason wrapped up his speech by expressing how proud he and his co-stars were to have had the opportunity to collaborate on telling these stories that hopefully made teenagers think twice before rushing into a sexual relationship.

Passions Dana Sparks Hosts Shambala Preserve Tour

Join Dana Sparks (Grace) and Tippi Hedren, plus Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar), Tracey Ross (Eve), Robin Strasser (Passions and One Life to Live) and Karri Turner (JAG) in their passion for the animals. Sunday, April 28, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for an afternoon on a safari. Create a lifetime memory by visiting with these endangered and threatened species, meet the Big Cats of the world as well as African Elephant, up close and personal. $50.00 per person (tax deductible) 501 © (3) non-profit corp. Fed. Tax I.D. 95-3868718. Please include your phone number or e-mail for confirmation that your name is on the list. Your day will include: Tours throughout the preserve, lunch, silent auction with celebrity items, gift/goodie bag. Please make checks payable to: "The Roar Foundation" c/o Dana Sparks, PO Box 2188, Aguora Hills, CA 91376-2188. Checks must be received by April 15th, cashier checks by April 23rd. For more information go to www.danasparks.com. Hope to see you there!

Guest Information - All guests must be 18 years old. NO EXECPTIONS. Please wear flat shoes. Do not wear shorts! No pets allowed. Please no petting of animals. Bring a camera for your personal use. The Roar Foundation" Shambala Preserve - Tippi Hedren, founder and President of the "THE ROAR FOUNDATION" began her love for the big cats in

1969. Since she has made the Shambala Preserve her home. As "den mother" and friend to sixty felines and one pachyderm Tippi finds time to support other various charities.

Shambala's needs are many and varied, as they try to provide the best possible world for our beautiful "Wild Ones," as well as educate those of us in our own world about the plight of the animals. Please remember that all gifts are charitable tax deductions. Shambala Preserve, 6867 Soledad Canyon Road, Action, CA 93501. Phone - 661-268-0380, Fax - 661-268-8809, www.shambala.org.

As the World Turns Fan Luncheon News

It's getting close to the ATWT fan lunch and to date, the following stars have tentatively confirmed attendance: Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose), Michael Park (Jack)Terri Colombino (Katie), Ellen Dolan (Margo), Kathryn Hays (Kim), Anthony Herrera (James), Scott Holroyd (Paul), Lesli Kay (Molly), Paul Leyden (Simon), Peter Parros (Ben), Anne Sayre (Mitzi), Kristina Sisco (Abigail), Eileen Fulton (Lisa), Hunter Garner (Billy), Napiera Groves (Bonnie), Craig Lawlor (Adam), Helen Wagner (Nancy), Brett Groneman (Will), Peyton List (Lucy), Christopher Tavani (Luke), Paul Taylor (Isaac), Chad Tucker (Curtis), Virginia Williams (Brandy), David Varnay (Matthew), Colleen Dion (Dahlia), Trent Dawson (Henry), Jon Hensley (Holden), Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily), Scott Holmes (Tom), Don Hastings (Bob), Agim Kaba (Aaron), Cole Kachelhoffer (Parker), Maura West (Carly), and Marian Tomas Griffin (Mary Dolan). For the latest info see "Seeing Stars" below and visit: http://www.atwtfanclub.com

Passions Fan Event News

Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar), Ben Masters (Julian) and Juliet Mills (Tabitha) have joined the list of your favorite Passions actors who will be on hand to meet, greet and mingle with you at the 3rd Annual Passions Fan Club Event!  Others already confirmed include Dana Sparks (Grace), James Hyde (Sam), Ryan McPartlin (Hank), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Justin Carroll (David), Christopher Douglas (Brian/Antonio), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Galen Gering (Luis), Jack Krizmanich (John), Amelia Marshall (Liz), Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy), Rodney Van Johnson (TC), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan), Deanna Wright (Kay) and Natalie Zea (Gwen). More of your favorites to be announced as they confirm. Stay tuned! For further info on the Fan Event see "Seeing Stars" below.

Paying Respects

For those Guiding Light fans who live in and around the New York Metropolitan area and would like to pay their respects to the late Mary Stuart (GL's Meta), a memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5 at 10:45 AM at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue, New York City. A tribute to Mary will appear on-air on Thursday, April 4. Set your VCRs.

Happy Birthday ATWT

As the World Turns turns 46 on Tuesday, April 2. Happy Anniversary to the denizens of Oakdale! Here's to many, many more. 

Passions Fans -- Here's a Sneak Peek at Soap Opera Weekly's Next Tales of Passions!

In the new issue of SOAP OPERA WEEKLY, dated April 9 (Coverline: "SOAPS' GREAT DEBATES), check out a revealing interview with Harmony's newest hunk, Christopher Douglas (Antonio). Plus, read about how Zombie Charity plans to bed Miguel! - Will Kay stop her, or get Miguel for herself?

Casting

As the World Turns:Actor/Singer Peter Noone joins the cast as Paddington on Wednesday, April 3. Agim Kaba joins the cast in the role of Aaron Snyder on Friday, April 5. This is Kaba's first major television role. 

Trent Dawson reprises the role of Henry Coleman on Monday, April 29th.

Days of our Lives: Tanya Boyd returns in the role of Celeste Perrault, beginning on Tuesday, April 2nd. The role is contract. Beginning on Thursday, April 4th,M.C. Gainey and Robert Madrid portray Big Chauncey and Chico respectively, two mobsters who become involved with Jack in Las Vegas.  Austin Peck's (Austin) final air-date is Friday, April 5. Ryan Scott returns in the role of Harold for several appearances beginning on Thursday, April 11. Deborrah Fairweather first airs as Caprice, the former nanny of Belle and Brady, on Friday, April 12th. The role is recurring. On Monday, April 8th, Daryl Anderson portrays the tabloid reporter who gets some dirt on Bo and Hope. Tim Thomeson continues as Oliver Wentworth throughout the week of April 8. Fran Bennett returns as Judge Ross on Wednesday, April 10th, to rule in JT's custody case. Kevin Eubanks, the Tonight Show Band Leader, portrays Vegas musician Eubie Banks for three appearances beginning on Monday, April 15th.

Guiding Light:Valerie Geffner plays Maria's nurse on Tuesday, April 2. Tim Artz plays Clint, a mechanic, on Wednesday, April 3. Eric Lautier plays Father John on Thursday, April 4. Paul Sparks plays a priest on Friday, April 5. Chieli Minucci plays the guitar player at Tony and Catalina's wedding on Friday, April 5. Minucci performs with the contemporary jazz group Special EFX and has recorded with such artists as Celine Dion, Jewel and Jennifer Lopez.

Passions:Julia Fowler plays a flight attendant on Monday, April 1. Morgan H. Margolis plays the Bermuda resort desk clerk and Conroe Brooks plays the Bermuda resort bellhop on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. Mark Bennington portrays the recording studio manager on Friday, April 5. Lisa Hoyle plays the 'succubus' on Tuesday April 2, Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4. Michael McClure portrays the ER doctor on Wednesday, April 10. Michaelangelo Kowlaski plays the drug dealer on Thursday, April 11.Cynthia Mann portrays the Crane maid, Phyllis, beginning on Wednesday, April 10, 2002.

Young & the Restless:Renee Ridgely appears as Sydney on Monday, April 1, 3-5. Carolyn Hennesy appears as Carrie on April 4, 5, 8 and 9. Michael Medico appears again as Jason Hoyt on Thursday, April 4. Sally Champlin appears as Judge Pat Stewart on April 4,5. Adam Ambruso appears as a court clerk on April 4, 5. Tadashi Kondo appears as a delivery guy on Friday, April 5. Barbara Crampton returns as Leanna on Friday, April 5. Jennifer Gareis returns as Grace on Monday, April 15.

Seeing Stars

All My Children: Super Soap Weekend West!  See Susan Lucci (Erika) and just about everyone on the cast! Disney California Adventure, April 6,7.See Vincent Irizarry, April 13, 2002 from 11am-3 p.m. (Doors open at 10:30am) Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, 6600 North Manheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. $58 per person, includes luncheon, autograph reception, Q&A session, raffles, and auctions. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity, International. Sponsored by Friends Of Vincent Irizarry (FOVI), Vincent's official fan club. To order tickets, send check or money order payable to: Friends Of Vincent Irizarry, P.O. Box 139 Warrenville, IL 60555 Include SASE. For further info visit www.vincentirizarry.com. On April 20-21 join John Callahan (Edmund) and Eva LaRue Callahan (ex Maria) at the Children's Cancer Foundation Charity Event, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD. For tickets and info call: 410 486-4744. SeeSusan Lucci (Erica) in concert Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m., at the Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University, Valley Road, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. For ticket prices and further info call the TheatreFest Box Office at 973.655.5112. (Some appearance info provided by SEAHAAS).

As the World Turns: Paul Leyden (Simon) will appear at Sears, located at Valley Mall, 17318 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, MD from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 6. Michael Park (Jack) will appear at Sears, located at Harford Mall, 658 Bel Air Road, Bel Air, MD from 11 AM-1 PM on Saturday, April 6.  For more information call, 410/588-5000. The As The World Turns Fan Club Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2002 from 12-4 PM. The luncheon will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Tickets are $90.00 for non-fan club members and $85.00 for current ATWT Fan Club Members. A $15.00 non-refundable deposit per person will reserve your seat in the order it is received. Checks and money orders are payable to: As The World Turns Fan Club Luncheon Tickets, P.O. Box 647, Merrick, NY 11566-0647. Colleen Zenk Pinter ("Barbara Ryan") and her husband Mark Pinter will perform a reading of Love Letters at the Marco Island Film festival in Marco Island, FL on Thursday, April 18.  For more information call 941-642-3378. Terri Conn (Katie) and Paul Leyden (Simon) will host Comedy Night at Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, NY on Saturday, May 4 at 5:00 pm. For ticket information call, 516-785-8655.

Bold & the Beautiful: On April 20-21 join Sean Kanan at the Children's Cancer Foundation Charity Event, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD. For tickets and info call: 410 486-4744.

Days of Our Lives: On Saturday, April 13, Arianne Zuker and Kyle Lowder will join soap stars J. Eddie Peck, Cameron Mathison and Coltin Scott for Soap Stars and Supper, to be held at the East Windsor Ramada, in East Windsor, New Jersey. The event is from 7pm-11pm. Tickets are $100. To purchase tickets, send a self addressed envelope to S.T.A.R.S. PO Box 195, Adelphia, New Jersey 07710. For information and credit card sales, please call 732/294.1682. On Saturday and Sunday April 20 and 21,Kevin Spirtas appears at Children's Cancer Foundation Charity Event, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD. For tickets and info call: 410 486-4744.  Days Fan Club Breakfast, Saturday June 1 at the Sheraton Universal, Universal City, CA beginning at 9 AM. Tickets are $85 ($65 for students and fan club members) and can be ordered by mailing a check or money order to Days of our Lives Fan Club, PO Box 11085, Burbank, CA 91510-1085.  ATTENTION ALLCANADIAN FANS: On Sunday, July 14th, Jason Cook andKyle Lowder appear at Canada's Wonderland Theme Park in Toronto as part of Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival. Show times are at 1:00PM and 3:00 PM. For park information, call 905/832-7000. CRUISE WITH THE STARS: Set sail with the stars from Days and Passions for a Soap Opera Cruise Weekend aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship. Fans will depart from Los Angeles on Friday, October 25th and sail down Baja and Ensenada, Mexico returning to Los Angeles on Monday, October 28th. Actors scheduled to participate are Matt Ashford, Kyle Lowder, Kevin Spirtas, and Passions' stars. Fans aboard the ship will attend cocktail parties with the stars and take part in autograph sessions and interactive programs hosted by soap columnist Lynda Hirsch. Rates begin at $459.00 per person and can be booked by calling Landfall Travel at 1-800-835-9233 or by logging on to www.landfalltravel.com

General Hospital: Super Soap Weekend West. See just about everyone on the cast! April 20, 21 at Disney California Adventure.

Guiding Light:  Ricky Paull Goldin ("Gus") will make a personal appearance at the Sears store in the Arrowhead Mall, 7780 West Arrowhead Town Center Drive, Glendale, AZ from 12:30 - 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 6. For more information, call 623/776-4500. Matt Bomer (Ben) appears at the Giant Eagle store in Frederick, MD, 1305 West 7th Street from 3-5 pm on Sunday, April 7 . For more information call 301/733-5220. The Marco Island Film Festival in Marco Island, FL will host "Brunch in Springfield" on Sunday, April 21 . For more information, call 941-642-3378. The GL Fan Club Luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2002, from 12-4 PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC. Tickets are $90.00 for non-fan club members and $85.00 for current GL Fan Club Members. A $15.00 non-refundable deposit per person will reserve your seat in the order it is received. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

One Life to Live:Super Soap Weekend West. See Erika Slezak (Viki) and just about everyone on the cast! April 13, 14 at Disney California Adventure.

Passions: Rodney Van Johnson (T.C.) will be the celebrity guest at the Center for Youth Empowerment's 2002 Spring Reception and Silent Auction on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester, Ohio. There will be hors d'Oeurves, cash bar, door prizes, silent auction and music. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information contact The Center for Youth Empowerment, P.O. Box 602, Mason, Ohio 45040 (513) 398-3946 or visit www.cyeonline.org.

William Shatner's 12th Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 27that the BurbankEquestrianCenter. New confirmation Ryan McPartlin (Hank) will join previously announced cast members Justin Carroll (David), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, Amelia Marshall (Liz), Marianne Muellerlielle (Norma), and Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar) as they come out to meet and greet fans, sign autographs and help raise money for worthy charities. Please note that Lindsay Korman (Theresa) and Dana Sparks (Grace) will not be able to attend the Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show as previously announced. For ticket information, please call 818/509.2290. Dana Sparks (Grace) will be hosting A Passionate ROAR luncheon on Sunday, April 28 from 11am-3pm. Proceeds from the event will go towards animal preservation. Tickets are $50.00. For more information visit www.danasparks.com. The stars of Passions are participating in the Make-a-wish® Foundation and Snuggle® Fabric Softner Celebrity Soft Tee charity event. During the month of February, stars signed and decorated a t-shirt that will be auctioned off on eBay on May 6, May 13, and May 22. You can link directly to the auction by logging on to snuggletime.com. The stars of Passions and Days will make an encore appearance in Nashville for Fan Fair 2002 . Stars including Andrea Evans (Rebecca), Bruce Michael Hall (Reese), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), and Justin Carroll (David), will be greeting fans and signing autographs at the NBC daytime booth in the NashvilleConvention Center, as well as making special appearances at various events throughout the weekend. The stars' return trip to MusicCity will be highlighted by an exclusive Fan Fair event, June 15 and 16. On Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, Rodney Van Johnson (TC) will be participating in the 13th Annual REAL MEN COOK for CHARITY, the largest, longest running, annual urban Father's Day event in the nation! Visit www.realmencook.com. ATTENTION ALLCANADIAN FANS: Galen Gering (Luis) and Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) will make a personal appearance at a Soap Opera Festival on Sunday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Paramount Canada's Wonderland theme park in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. The appearance will be held in the theme park's 5,000-seat amphitheater and will be a question and answer session. For more information, call WonderlandTheme Park at (905) 832-7000. On Sunday, June 16, Amelia Marshall (Liz), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) and Deanna Wright (Kay) will act as the official hostesses for the opening night of the 2002 California Police and Fire Games, which will take place throughout Orange County, California from the dates of June 16-June 23, 2002.  Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Irvine. Admission is free. Ceremonies begin at 5pm. For further information call: 714/245.8653.  3rd Annual Passions FanEvent, Saturday, July 20, 2002, 8 AM-Noon at the Globe Theatre, Universal Studios, Hollywood. Confirmed attendance: Dana Sparks (Grace), James Hyde (Sam), Ryan McPartlin (Hank), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Justin Caroll (David), Christopher Douglas (Brian), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Galen Gering (Luis), Jack Krizmanich (John), Amelia Marshall (Liz), Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy), Rodney Van Johnson (TC), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan), Deanna Wright (Kay) and Natalie Zea (Gwen), plus more to follow! Tickets are $75 for fan club members, $95 for non-members and include daylong admission to the theme park. Call 818 655-5135 for further info.

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