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Casting News, Pease back to DOOL, Seeing stars & more

Linda Marshall-SmithDear Suds Buds,

It's been quite a while since we've showcased any of our visitor email. Not to worry. We are looking into your requests and questions and will report back soon! Stay tuned. This week, however, we are running an email from a diehard fan of the character of Kimberly on DOOL, played by Patsy Pease. Read what she has to say about her favorite star and character, below. Also, some big casting news this week in soaps. So, without further ado, let's get to the latest in soaps!

AMC Fans Gear Up! Special Episode to Air in August!

On Thursday, August 29, 2002, All My Children will air a special episode, which will include scenes shot in New York's Central Park. The montage of scenes will depict a flashback of Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) and Leo's (Josh Duhamel) honeymoon and the time the newlyweds spent in New York City. Stay tuned for a very special day of romance on AMC!

Fan Campaigns to Bring Patsy Pease Back to DOOL

Several weeks ago we received an email from an ardent fan of Patsy Pease (Kimberly) and Charles Shaughnessy (Shane), who has been in contact with Ms. Pease and shared with us her desire to return to DOOL. Pease guest-starred on DOOL several months ago, but would love to return on a more permanent basis, according to her fan friend, Debbie. Here is Debbie's email and plea for help to get Patsy back on DOOL. If are a fan of Kimberly, check out Debbie's website and consider participating in the campaign to bring Patsy Pease back to DOOL!

Hello. My name is Debbie and I am a long time fan of Patsy Pease (Kimberly) and Charles Shaughnessy (Shane), Days of Our Lives. I created a website (the 1st ever) to honor their work, since IMO, they were the greatest super couple of their era.  

As you know Patsy did a guest appearance on Days in May. Well, I have been in contact with her recently, and she very much wants to return to Days on a full-time basis. I posted a scanned copy of a snail mail card she sent me, and she and I are planning to set up an e-mail site for her fans to contact her directly.

 If you could look over the site and the card from Patsy, and place something directing your readers to here to help out, I would be very grateful. The web site is located at:http://www.geocities.com/kimberly_shane_4ever/index.html. When you get to the site, there is a flashing logo that says announcement and it reads from Patsy and to click on it.

I have also asked her to write an open letter to the fans, which I would post.

I hope you can help me, since I believe this is what Days needs, to link up the past, present and future, and what better way then to bring back Kimberly Shane. Thanks for your help, Debbie

Good luck, Debbie and give Patsy our regards!

Passions Casts NuChad!

Newcomer Charles Divins has been signed to the contract role of Chad Harris, the sexy and street-smart music producer with mysterious links to Harmony whose love for the beautiful Whitney Russell may tear her family apart, Executive Producer Lisa S. Hesser announced on Wednesday, July 24, 2002. Divins replaces Donn Swaby, who chose not to renew his contract with Passions.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Divins will first be seen as Chad Harris on Passions on Thursday, September 12, 2002 on NBC. His first tape date is August 8.

Divins comes to Passions at the height of a prestigious modeling career. He has graced the pages of many high fashion and contemporary magazines such as GQ, Gear, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Additionally, Divins is known for being prominently featured in many Tommy Hilfiger clothing and accessory ad campaigns. Passions will mark Divins' acting premiere.

Divins takes pride in his amateur photography and plays the bass guitar in his spare time. His birthday is January 29.

AMC's Julia Barr's Daughter Lands Role on Guiding Light

Allison Hirschlag takes over the role of Lizzie Spaulding on Monday, August 12, 2002 when the character is aged to 16. Her mother, All My Children star Julia Barr, says: "I am very proud of our daughter Allison and thrilled she landed the role of Lizzie on Guiding Light. She'll be playing the daughter of my old friend Grant Aleksander and I know several of the actors on the show, so as a mom I feel comfortable that she'll be working with people who are familiar to me! She has worked very hard in her development as an actress over the past several years and my husband Richie and I couldn't be happier for her. She will be attending college beginning in January, and since she may pursue a full-time career down the road as an actress, director or writer -- or whatever else will make her happy -- I think her experience on Guiding Light will be indispensable." 

Mackenzie Mauzy, who currently plays Lizzie, was last seen on air on Tuesday, July 2002.

Passions Fans! Shop with Soap Style on Shop NBC

What is SoapStyle? It is the exclusive place to get up close and personal--and shop--with NBC Soap Stars. It is interviews with your favorite Passions stars, sneak peeks at upcoming episodes, behind the scenes footage and special previews. Plus, it has the hottest jewelry that appeared on the soaps and other items for sale that are inspired by the world of Harmony. It's one hour of hot soap dish you won't find anywhere else.

See McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan/Diana) on SoapStyle on Saturday, August 10, 2002. SoapStyle airs every other Saturday, live at 1 PM Eastern (12 Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific). You can find ShopNBC TV at http://www.shopnbc.com for channel listings in your area. Direct TV subscribers can find ShopNBC on channel 370, and Dish TV subscribers should tune to channel 228. Also visit http://www.soapstyle.com.

SoapStyle debuts on Saturday, July 27, 2002.

And in more Passions news...

Passions Changes Airtimes in Selected Markets

KCRASacramento--Beginning on September 2, Passions will be seen at 2pm.

KHNLHonolulu--Beginning on August 12, Passions will be seen at 2pm.

KHBCHilo--Beginning on August 12, Passions will be seen at 2pm.

KOGG Wailuku--Beginning on August 12, Passions will be seen at 2pm.

Y&R Fans!

Here's what is coming up in Soap Opera Weekly's August 6, 2002 issue, which is on newsstands to cover the air week of July 29-Aug. 2. Enjoy!

*In the midst of taping his final scenes as Billy, an emotional David Tom talks about leaving Y&R behind.

*Victoria Rowell is back for the long haul as Drucilla. Hear what she has to say, and get first words from the new actress cast as her daughter, Lily.

*Why are Mac and Billy Soap Opera Weekly Losers?

*Find out whether your fellow viewers like Neil with Olivia or Serena, and tell us if you agree with Nikki's answer to Victor's marriage proposal.

*Shemar Moore gets all hot and bothered with his latest outfit. See what Dressed For Success authority Gabrielle Winkel thought of his outfit.

*Find out how Eva Longoria (Isabella) gives the term "crossing over" a whole new meaning.

*We've all gotten sunburn. Read how a couple of your Y&R favorites, Sharon Case and Susan Walters (Sharon and Diane) combat the pain.

*Other highlights in this issue include the popular Master List - the entire casts of all 10 daytime shows - and our coverage of the prime-time Emmy nominations.

*And as always, get previews on every show, and all of the latest television and event listings so you know where to see your favorite stars.

Casting

All My Children:Annie Golden (Broadway's The Full Monty) plays the role of a disgruntled Nanny. Her first airdate is Tuesday, July 30. Mitchel Federan has been cast in the recurring role of Petey. He likewise first airs as NuPetey on Tuesday, July 30, 2002.

As the World Turns: Mary Beth Evans reprises her role as Sierra Esteban Montgomery on Friday, August 16, 2002.

Guiding Light:Hayley Sparks fills in for an injured Beth Ehlers as Harley

Cooper beginning on Thursday, July 25.  Nathan Perez plays a thug beginning on Monday, July 29. Todd Gearhart plays Henry Marshall, a lab technician, beginning on Tuesday, July 30.  David Fonteno returns as Dr. Charles Grant beginning Tuesday, July 30, 2002.

One Life to Live: Jack Gwaltney plays Officer Roberts on Tuesday, July 30. Keith Glover plays a Llanview cop on Wednesday, July 31. Real-life firefighter, Leon Stephenson, plays a Llanview firefighter. Stephenson also recently played a firefighter on Third Watch. He first airs on Friday, August 2, 2002.  Keith Smith plays a radio announcer on Tuesday, August 6, 2002. J. Bernard Calloway plays a hospital security guard on Thursday, August 8. Daryl Edwards plays an Atlantic City Police Desk Sgt. on Friday, August 9. Cheryl Freeman has been cast in the role of Smokey Jones, a TV reporter. She airs on Tuesday, August 13. George Riddle has been cast in the role of Edgar T. Snow, a cabin owner. He airs on Friday, August 16, 2002.

Passions:Patrick Pankhurst portrays Dr. Andrews and Michelle Josette plays the Harmony Nurse on Monday, July 29, 2002.

Seeing Stars

All My Children:Walt Willey brings his comedy show to Zanie's Downtown in Chicago, IL on August 8 at 8 PM. For tickets, call (312) 337-4027. On August 9, Walt will be at Zanie's Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL. Call (630) 513-1761 for tickets. On August 10, Walt will be performing at Zanie's Vernon Hills, in Vernon Hills. For tickets, call (847) 549-6030. Also, on August 16-17, Walt will be at Chaplin's in Clinton Township, MI. For tickets, call (810) 792-1902. In addition, Walt will also be at ABC 12's "2002 Women's Expo" in Flint, MI. Check local listings to confirm appearances. Marj Dusay (Vanessa) appears in "The Tale of the Alergist's Wife" August 12-24 at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Call 877 385-3911 for tickets and other info. See James Kiberd (ex Trevor) as he does Shakespeare at the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA. Various performances all summer and into the early fall. Call (831) 622-0100 for info and tickets. On Sunday, August 25 see John Callahan and Eva La Rue Callahan at Visions: The Women's Expo at Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, TX from 2-4 PM. Call 214 977-6019 for info. August 27-31 see Cameron Mathison (Ryan) at the Tom Dreesen Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, Lake Geneva, WI. For more info visit http://celebtour.com. (Interesting. Read Mathison's bio on this site. He lists a number of his acting credits, omitting one major role. That of Ryan on AMC!) On Friday, September 21 it's the 3rd Annual Tea at the Marquis with Vincent Irizarry. Ticket prices vary depending on when you purchase. Call 614 899-1711 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for info. The 7th Annual AMC Fan Club Luncheon, Saturday, September 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, NYC. Fan Club members only. $90 per ticket. $20 to join fan club ($25 outside the US.) Make Money Orders for US funds only to Carol Dickson, 948 North Main Street, Glassboro, NJ08028-1319. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further info. On September 28-29, 2002 it's the first Annual Jack Scalia Fan Club Gathering at the Oglebay Family Resort & Wilson Lodge in Wheeling, WV. Movies, auctions, terrific food and more all weekend long to benefit Jack Scalia's "Lest We Forget Foundation" for the victims families of 9/11! Registration fee is $60 plus the cost of the room. 25 rooms are being reserved at Oglebay Resort at a cost of $99 per night. For info contact the Chrisagis Brothers at 740-859-2344. (Some appearance info provided by SEAHAAS.)

Days of Our Lives: On Saturday, August 10th,Matt Cedeno and Jason Cook will be appearing at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, CA (in the NapaValley) in conjunction with Soap Opera Festivals. Appearance times are 1 and 3 PM. Kyle Lowder (Brady) will sing the National Anthem at the LA Dodgers game on Thursday, September 19th. Game time is 7 PM. The Dodgers will be playing the Giants that evening. On Saturday, August 24th, Matt Cedeno (Brandon) appears at a Sears opening at the North Riverside Park Mall in North Riverside, IL. (The address is 7503 West Cermack N. Riverside, IL 60546.) Matt will be signing autographs from 1-3:30 PM. Call 708/588-6600 for info. On Saturday, August 31st, Matt Cedeno will be appearing at a Sears opening at the Riverdale Village Mall in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. (The address is 1273 Riverdale Blvd.Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Matt will be signing autographs from 2-4 PM. Call 763/483-3400 for info. Celebrity Softball Game and Events, September 29, 2002, in Greenville, SC. Scheduled to appear are Alison Sweeney (Sami), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Justin Melvey (Colin), Farah Fath (Mimi), Matthew Ashford (Jack), and more. Call 864-268-9232 for ticket info. Hotel accommodations by Hilton Greenville and TowersFor reservations, call864-232-4747. 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 25 and sail down to Baja and Ensenada, Mexico returning to Los Angeles on Monday, October 28. 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: Saturday, August 24, 2002 see Wally Kurth's (Ned) Kurth & Taylor Concert at GH Fan Weekend. This year, featuring Jaime Ray Newman and her Band. Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, Studio City, California. Tickets are $50 each. Send check or money order, plus SASE to Elana Bonaventura, P.O. Box 6566, Bakersfield, CA 93386.

Guiding Light: 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.

Passions: Soap Opera Digest hosts "On Stage Live with Soap Opera Digest," touring malls across America. Join Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, August 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (952) 883-8810 for info. Join Galen Gering (Luis) at The Mall at Stonecrest in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (678) 562-8955 for info. Look for more information in upcoming issues of Soap Opera Digest Magazine. Galen Gering (Luis) and James Hyde (Sam) will play celebrity golf to raise money for WeSPARK (which stands for Support, Prevention, Acceptance, Recovery and Knowledge) at actress Wendie Jo Sperber's 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday, September 21 at the Glen Annie Golf Club in Santa Barbara, CA. WeSPARK is a cancer support center that is devoted exclusively to providing emotional and spiritual support for cancer patients and their friends and families. For more information on how to support the Golf Classic, or WeSPARK call (818) 906-3022 or visit www.wespark.org. Join and support Andrea Evans (Rebecca), the City of Hope's Celebrity Ambassador for the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month. Andrea will be heading the walk at the City of Hope's headquarters in Duarte, CA on October 6. You can obtain more information or register online at www.walk4hope.org. More details to come as we get closer to this charity event.

Young & the Restless: DonDiamont (Brad) plays a supporting role in the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson film, "Anger Management." The film is still in production, so look for it to hit theaters, oh, I'm guessing something like Summer 2003. MichelleStafford (Phyllis) just completed production in a starring role in the independent feature "Lost," which will be touring film festivals. No release date is yet set. Peter Bergman (Jack) and Michelle Stafford will hit the "airwaves" when they host an upcoming "Eye on America" for CBS. "Eye on America" is broadcast on American Airlines. No airdate for this episode has been determined as of yet. 

Email the Stars

*Send email to stars of Passions This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . *Send email to stars of All My Children, One Life to Life, General Hospital, and Port Charles at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it *Post your comments to your favorite actors on Turtle-Run.com's Message Boards and we will email our contacts at the networks who will pass on your posts.

Bubbles Busted?  Snail Mail TPTB! 

All My Children: Audience Information, ABC TV, 77 W. 66th St, NY, NY 10023
As the World Turns: CBS TV, 51 W. 52nd St, NY, NY 10019
Bold & the Beautiful: CBS TV, 7800 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90036
Days of Our Lives: NBC TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91523
General Hospital: ABC TV, 4151 Prospect Ave, Hollywood, CA  90027
Guiding Light: CBS TV, 51 W 52nd St, NY, NY 10019
One Life to Live: ABC TV, Audience Information, 77 W. 66th St, NY, NY 10023
Passions: CBS Radford Studios, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
Port Charles: ABC TV, 4151 Prospect Ave, Hollywood, CA  90027
Young & the Restless: CBS TV, 7800 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90036

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