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GL & AMC celebrate, DOOL is People's Choice & Star sightings

Dear Suds Buds!

January 2002 is quite an illustrious one for soapdom. "Guiding Light" celebrates its 65th broadcast anniversary on Friday, January 25, 2002, and "All My Children" celebrated it's 32nd anniversary on January 5, 2002. That means that when AMC debuted, "Guiding Light" was already on the air (in a combination of radio and television broadcasts) for 33 years! Who said soaps were a dying genre? Congratulations to "Guiding Light" and "All My Children" for celebrating monumental anniversaries this year. Congrats also go out to DOOL who won their third People's Choice award in a row! For all the rad details, my cyber Suds Buds, read on...

Third People's Choice Win for DOOL!

For the third consecutive time, "Days of our Lives" was named Favorite Daytime Dramatic Television Series at the Twenty-Eighth Annual People's Choice Awards, which was broadcast live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday evening, January 13, 2002. Deidre Hall and Executive Producer Ken Corday accepted the coveted award at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and were joined on stage by cast members Alison Sweeney, Austin Peck, Renee Jones, Matthew Ashford, Melissa Reeves, Matt Cedeno, Suzanne Rogers, Kevin Spirtas, Patrika Darbo, Lauren Koslow, Nadia Bjorlin, Kyle Lowder, Julianne Morris, Arianne Zuker, Farah Fath, Kirsten Storms and members of the producing team.

In her acceptance speech, Deidre Hall jokingly thanked Julia Roberts, "Days of our Lives'" number one fan, for voting six times. Prior to announcing the winner in the Daytime Dramatic Television Series category, Julia had just been named Favorite Motion Picture Actress and during her acceptance speech, Julia exuberantly declared her excitement over being seated directly in front of the "Days of our Lives" cast, a seating request made by Julia herself. Deidre then thanked the loyal fans for supporting the show and introduced Ken Corday as the person responsible for listening to the fans and giving them the show they want to watch. Ken Corday acknowledged the writers and the entire crew for producing 260 shows a year and over 9,200 shows total. Ken thanked his wife and children before poignantly paying tribute to his late parents, Ted and Betty Corday, who created the legacy that became "Days of our Lives" over 36 years ago. Ken graciously accepted the award on behalf of his parents.

Turtle-Run congratulates "Days of our Lives" for this amazing win! We joined the cast and crew on their soundstages on Friday, January 18, 2002 to share in the soap's lunch break celebration of their third People's Choice win. Stay tuned to Turtle-Run's Top of the Week next week (January 28, 2002) for the scoop on the party.

Kurth & Taylor do D.C.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) presents an evening of food and music with GeneralHospital star and singer Wally Kurth (Ned) when he performs with the Kurth & Taylor Band at the Birchmere on Sunday, February 10, 2002. 

Although best known for his role as charming Ned Ashton on GeneralHospital, the multi-talented Kurth plays acoustic guitar and shares lead vocals with Christian Taylor in their band, Kurth & Taylor. Their music has been acclaimed by Billboard Magazine as "engaging" with a sound "which will warm the heart." Kurth and Taylor began playing in Los Angeles coffeehouses nine years ago, and their group has grown to include three other musicians. They have performed in clubs, at major festivals and on television shows like "Regis and Kathie Lee," and TNN's "This Week in Country Music." The band also performs as Eddie Maine and the Idle Rich on GH. In addition, Kurth & Taylor have recorded 4 CDs. 

At this benefit performance, an auction of GH memorabilia and a tour of the GH set guided by "Eddie Maine" himself, will be held during the concert intermission. FRAC has been working to end hunger in this country. The Kurth and Taylor Foundation creates and supports programs that provide direct health and education services for children, youth and their families. To date, the foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to children's initiatives, including pediatric AIDS organizations, Operation Smile, and Mattel Children's Hospital. 

So, everyone in the Washington, D.C. area get on out and get down with Kurth & Taylor and help them continue to contribute to these worthy causes. The Birchmere is located on Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA. Call 202 986-2200 for ticket prices, sponsorships and other information.

Guiding Light Turns 65!

"Guiding Light," the longest-running daily program in broadcast history, marks its 65th year when the daytime drama airs its 16,293rd episode on January 25, 2002. Known as "The Guiding Light" when the fifteen-minute series premiered on radio in 1937, the show will also celebrate its 50th anniversary on television on June 30, 2002.  Created by Irna Phillips, "Guiding Light" was -- and continues to be -- produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, the company who put the "soap" in soap opera.

Over the past six decades, "Guiding Light" has led its counterparts in daytime and prime time drama in exploring a range of topical and timeless issues. Beginning in 1962, the series tackled it's -- and daytime's -- first social issue-driven storyline: the early detection of Bert Bauer's uterine cancer via a Pap smear. Since then, subjects addressed have ranged from organ transplant to Down's syndrome, substance abuse to domestic violence, birth control to adoption, and leukemia to cochlear implants. Of course, love, romance, family and community have always been at the core of the program.

On radio as well as television, "Guiding Light" has continually captured the hearts and minds of viewers with compelling storylines and enduring characters. Currently, the always adventurous Reva Shayne (played by three-time Emmy winner Kim Zimmer) is reclaiming the love of her life, Josh Lewis (Robert Newman), after an unconventional journey through time; friends Dr. Rick Bauer (Michael O'Leary) and detective Harley Cooper (Beth Ehlers) are considering marriage following the birth of their son, despite their attractions to others; the wealthy Phillip Spaulding (Grant Aleksander) is rediscovering love with his ex-wife, Beth Raines, unaware that she's actually grifter Lorelei Hills (both played by Beth Chamberlin); and San Cristobel President Richard Winslow (Bradley Cole) and his wife Cassie (Laura Wright) are the unwitting pawns in a plot to restore the island's monarchy to the rightful heir.

On "Guiding Light," audiences also got their very first look at many now-famous faces, such as Kevin Bacon, Tammy Blanchard (Me and My Shadows: The Judy Garland Story), Ruby Dee, Taye Diggs, Frances Fisher, Allison Janney, James Earl Jones, Melina Kanakaredes, Sherry Stringfield, Cicely Tyson, Cynthia Watros (Titus), Billy Dee Williams, JoBeth Williams, and Ian Ziering, to name a few. 

"Guiding Light" is the only daytime program inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame. The program has been the recipient of 54 Daytime Emmy Awards as well as numerous other industry accolades.

TurĂ´le-Run congratulates "Guiding Light" on its stunning history and heritage. Happy Birthday, GL!

"Hidden Passions" Released in Paperback

"Hidden Passions: The Secret Diaries of Tabitha Lenox" is now available in

paperback! The book, which made it to the "New York Times" best seller list, turns back the clock more than twenty years to expose the deepest and darkest secrets of Harmony's most upstanding men and women. The paperback edition gives readers something the hard cover edition did not...they can relive the early days of Sam and Ivy's romance in their private love letters! You can purchase "Hidden Passions" at your local bookstore or at the NBC store by visiting: www.ShopNBC.com.

Shemar Moore Departs Y&R as 2 Cast Members Get Engaged

Yes, it's true. After quite a successful stint in GenoaCity, Shemar Moore (Malcolm) is bidding adieu to the Young & the Restless.  January 11, 2002 was Moore' s final tape date, and set siders gave him a brief send-off. In a touching moment Moore took the spotlight and shared his feelings about Y&R and his future. 

"I was born and raised on this show," he confided to fellow castmates, crew, and producers. "Whether you knew it or not, you watched me grow up as an actor and more importantly, you gave me the chance to grow up and figure out who I was as a man." Moore continued by saying that it wasn't the Emmy's, it wasn't the fancy cars, or Soul Train, or the autographs, it's the fact that he can look in the mirror and be proud of who he is as a man. "This place is family," he said. "I appreciate all of you, and I'm going to miss you like nobody's business. So thank you for eight years of my life."

Moore joined Y&R in 1994. His final airdate is Thursday, February 14, 2002. As he trails off into the sunset, congratulations go out to Alexis Thorpe (Rianna) and David Lago (Raul) who got engaged over the holiday hiatus. No wedding date has been set.

And in more Y&R News...

Nancy Wiard has been promoted to a producer on Y&R. She served as Senior Coordinating Producer since 1999. Prior to that, she was coordinating producer since 1989, associate of the producer of the series from 1986-89, senior editor, CBS daytime program practices from 1981-86. In 1978 she was named associate producer and script supervisor. Wiard assisted in "The Young & the Restless" one-hour format in 1980.

Get Underdressed with Passions' McKenzie Westmore

McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) will be co-hosting "UnderDressed" with Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy, Weekend at Bernie's) on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at a Hollywood Hills multi-million dollar mansion. The $250 per ticket event will feature a lingerie fashion show and silent auction. Professional models and Los AngelesCounty firefighters will model undergarments designed by local and national designers. Guests from the fashion and entertainment industries will be among the guests.

"UnderDressed" will also feature a silent auction, which will include celebrity autographed and decorated underwear and donated items from movie sets. So far, autographed and decorated boxers for this event have been donated by Noah Wyle (ER), James Cromwell (LA Confidential, Babe, The Green Mile), Embeth Davidtz (Schindler's List, Thirteen Ghosts), Jacinda Barrett (The Real World, Urban Legends Final Cut), and the cast of Off-Centre, a new WB sitcom.

UndeShare, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to giving new underwear to service shelters for the disenfranchised. All donations made to the organization are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Undershare, Inc. has raised money for and donated numerous pairs of underwear and socks to local shelters in Los Angeles such as the LA Mission, WeingartCenter, Downtown's Women's Center, the WestminsterTransitionalLivingCenter and most recently the Union Station Foundation.

For information on how to purchase tickets to see McKenzie and contribute to this valuable cause, please visit: www.undershare.org or call (818) 219-0594.

AMC's Cameron Mathison on "The Job," Wednesday, January 30

Ryan fans set your vcrs! Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC) appears as Jan's new date on the Wednesday, January 30th episode of "The Job." In this episode, Tommy purloins a telescope from a crime scene, prompting hours of fun for the guys in the precinct, especially when they spy a topless, beautiful yoga practioner nearby. In the meantime, Jan tries "speed dating" and meets a good prospect named Brad. (AKA Cameron Mathison!) Also on the docket, Frank repeatedly tries to return a dead body to its rightful precinct. 

"The Job" stars Denis Leary (Mike), Lenny Clarke (Frank), Diane Farr (Jan), Adam Ferrara (Tommy), Bill Nunn ("Pip"), and John Ortiz (Ruben). Guest starring this episode along with Cameron Mathison (Brad) are Julian Acosta (Al), Keith David (Lt. Williams), Wenda Makkena (Karen), Elizabeth Hobgood (Daphne), Sam Guncler (dealer), Vinnie Argio (cop), Christine DiCaro (speed dating woman), Mike Buscemi (angry guy), T.J. Kenneally (eerie guy), Jimmy Smagula (passive guy) and Johnny Irion (folksinger). LOL Just from reading this guest roster, looks like one whacky episode! In fact, the episode carries an XXXX parental guideline. Due to adult subject matter and language, viewer discretion is advised. 

"The Job" airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 PM on the ABC television network.

SoapNet Celebrates the Rocky Road of Romance with ABC Soaps' Most Heartbreaking Moments

Many people look forward to reaffirming their love in February on Valentine's Day. However, as soap operas often prove, Valentine's Day is not always filled with hearts and flowers. SoapNet's Biggest Heartbreaks marathon celebrates the rocky road of romance on Sunday, February 10, 1:30PM - 6:30PM ET/PT with some of ABC soaps' most heartbreaking moments. SoapNet's "Biggest Heartbreaks" marathon lets you relive the anguish of love-gone-wrong with these five classic ABC episodes:

GeneralHospital: Luke returns from the presumed-dead and finds out that his best friend Robert has married Holly, his former lover.

Port Charles: Lucy is crushed when she realizes Scotty has returned to Port Charles without Baby Christina.

All My Children: Liza confronts Tad after finding out that he has been sleeping with her mother.

One Life to Live: Lindsay interrupts the Woman of the Year Awards, and Nora is forced to reveal to Bo that she slept with Sam. Bo is devastated, especially when he realizes Sam is Matthew's father.

GeneralHospital: Stone dies in Robin's arms.

In addition to the scheduled classics during the programming block, fans will have the opportunity to get into the act by revealing your own romantic trials and tribulations with fellow soap viewers. Does your love life resemble something ripped from the tabloid pages? Could your breakup or shake up tale be the next great soap storyline? If you answered yes to those questions, share your experiences online by logging on to www.SoapNet.com and submitting the story in 250 words or less. The soapiest epics may be selected to appear online at SoapNet.com or to be turned into interstitials that will actually appear on-air on SoapNet during the five-hour marathon on February 10. May the sappiest stories win! ;o)

More SoapNet News!

Can't get enough of your favorite ABC soap? Well sit back, relax and let SoapNet bring you even more airings of same day shows.  Why? How? When? Read on...

SoapNet will launch a west coast feed on Monday, February 4th to meet the growing needs of affiliates and advertisers on the west coast, announced Deborah Blackwell, General Manager of SoapNet. Currently available in over 20 million homes, SoapNet's west coast feed will be available on satellite Galaxy 10R transponder 11.

"SoapNet experienced the largest year-to-year and month-to-month percent gain in all of cable helping us ring in the new year with over 20 million subscribers. Soap fans are flocking to SoapNet because we provide the programming they want at the times they want them," said Blackwell. "This dual feed enhances our ability to super-serve our fans, affiliates and advertisers." 

The February 4th start date for the feed will coincide with a schedule change. Day and date ABC Daytime soaps will begin airing three hours earlier at 4:30PM both Eastern AND Pacific time, targeting the teen audience. The ABC soaps will continue to air during primetime and overnight, targeting adults. The revised schedule will increase the number of times the ABC Daytime soap operas air per day on the network.

Now on SoapCenter, as of Friday, January 18, 2002

With hosts Peggy Bunker in New York and Tanika Ray in Los Angeles

ATWT's Kelley Menighan Hensley: Making Room for a Career and a New Family

In Oakdale, "Emily" isn't the least bit pregnant. Not so for the actress who brings the character to life, Kelley Menighan Hensley. She is actually nine months pregnant with her second child. What it's like to be "in production" both on a soap and at home? We'll go maternity shopping with her and discuss her unique views both on being a working mother and on working with her husband and co-star, Jon Hensley ("Holden").

MeetOLTL'sBehind-the-Scenes Heroes

From Llanview's Favorite Stage Manager to its Top Security Guard, they are the unsung heroes of "One Life to Live." Cameraman Howie Zeidman, stage manager Alan Needleman and security guard David Coleman are the people who keep Llanview running. Learn what they do and how the stars couldn't imagine entering the studio without them. Some of their biggest fans are interviewed, including Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Erika Slezak (Viki), Mark Derwin (Ben), Erin Torpey (Jessica), Bob Woods (Bo) and Michael Storm (Dr. Larry Woleck).

Guiding Light's Jessica Jiminez "On Ice"

On screen, she brings much passion to her part as Guiding Light's scheming Catalina Quesada, but off screen, it's ice-skating that warms Jessica Jimenez's heart. Once a professional ice performer, she turned in her skates to act. Hitthe ice with Jessica, along with surprise visitor/castmate Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos). 

Daytime Star's Reveal Secrets to Learning Lines

When you have to learn 40 plus pages of dialogue each day, just how do you pull it off? From learning lines in the shower to the car, stars from all the soaps reveal their tricks of the trade. Interviews include David Canary (Adam/Stuart, All My Children), Kyle Lowder (Brady, Days of Our Lives), Ty Treadway (Troy, One Life to Live) and Sean Kanan (Deacon, The Bold and the Beautiful).

Premiering on Soapcenter Friday, January 25, 2002

B&B's Hunter Tylo Revealed

Here's your intimate look at one of daytime's most intriguingcharacters, In a rare interview, Hunter Tylo looks back at her colorful career and the 14 years she's played psychiatrist, Dr. Taylor Forrester. Also included, her recent highly publicized departure and return to The Bold and the BeautifulPlus, her best-selling autobiography and a look at the foundation she started in honor of her daughter, Katya,who is an eye cancer survivor.

Jacklyn Zeman Celebrates 25 Years at General Hospital

It's a trip back in time as we flashback to Jacklyn Zeman's (Bobbie) first days at GeneralHospital. In this special exclusive, she'll talk about her favorite memories of Luke, Laura, Scotty and more, and we'll see rare vintage clips that mark her silver celebration with the soap. Also, how her real life mother hated her playing a hooker. Plus, the private side of Jacklyn as she opens up about her two daughters and very special husband and manager, Glenn Gordon.

ATWT's Scott Holroyd's Real Life September 11th Drama

Many soap actors vividly felt a sense of loss on the tragic day of September 11th. For As the World Turns Scott Holroyd (Paul), he literally lost his home. Residing near Ground Zero, he and his roommate were asked to move for safety reasons. Now, he's moved back home and is ready to start over again. Here's your up-close and personal look at this courageous actor's journey back.

Madonna Inspires LatestPort Charles Book, "Secrets"

Pop music icon Madonna's 1994 hit single "Secret"has helped set the stage for Port Charles' newest book.  "Secrets,"which debuted on, Wednesday, January 2nd, promises much mystery, intrigue and suspense. Here's your chance to meet the three mystery women who will have a pivotal role in the daytime drama's sixth book.

**TRO Disclaimer: The above SoapCenter segments are scheduled in advance and may be bumped without notice for airing at a later date. The above segments may then be replaced with other segments. Check your local listings.**

Casting

As the World Turns:Larkin Malloy plays Dr. Weston, beginning Monday, January 21. Malloy is best known for his roles on The Edge of Night, Guiding Light and All My Children. Toni Lewis plays Adam's lawyer, Valerie Murphy, beginning Wednesday, January 23rd. Lewis is well known for her role as detective Terri Stivers on NBC's Homicide. Fabio Polanco plays Nelson on Wednesday, January 23. Don Stephenson takes a work-out with Katie, playing Julian on Thursday, January 24. 

Days of our Lives:Bryan Datillo's first air-date back as Lucas Roberts is slated for Thursday, January 31, 2002. On Friday, January 25, Chloe's dog Sugar returns after a long absence. (Okay, so it's a slow week in casting. LOL)

GeneralHospital: The role of Sarah Webber has been recast and will now be played by Sarah Laine. Laine has guest-starred on several television series including "SpinCity," and "Roswell." She had a supporting role in the feature film, "American Pie." Her first airdate is Tuesday, January 29, 2002.

Guiding Light: Kate LaRoss and Tamara Fay play fans of Richard's on Wednesday, January 23. Steven Guy plays a palace aide on Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24, 2002.

One Life to Live:  Tuc Watkins returns as David Vickers on Wednesday, January 23, 2002. 

Passions: A.J. Benza appears as Nick Corelli on Monday, January 21, 2002. Alisa Reyes has been cast in the recurring role of Kelly. Her first airdate is scheduled for January 23, 2002. Bradley Wright, DJ on LA's Star 98.7 returns as the radio announcer from Friday, January 18 to Wednesday, January 23. Al Pugliese and Don Moss play the cannery workers on January 21-23. Eric Wittgren and Christopher Johnston play Harmony Police officers on January 23. Sean Warner plays the rookie cop on January 18, 21, 22, and 24. Susan Martino plays the flight attendant on January 24, 25, and 28.

Young & the Restless: Michael Neeley appears as New Orleans attorney, Scott on February 1, 2002. Jim A. Howard appears as Paul's client, Doug, on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. Chad Gordon appears as Trop and Marc Santer appears as Jake on Friday, February 8, 2002. MichaelChinyamurindi as Isaac on Thursday, February 14, 2002. Kyle Santiago appears as Erica on Friday, February 15. Marc Senter appears as Jake, Stacie Riggs appears as Terri, and David A. Williams appears as Lois all on Wednesday, February 20. Chad Gordon appears as Troy on both Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21, 2002.

Seeing Stars

AMC: On Saturday, February 9, 2002 Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Michael E. Knight (Tad)  & Walt Willey (Jackson) appear at the 3rd Annual Valentine's Dinner With The Stars ~ Mote Marine Event. Also attending from One Life to Live are Mark Derwin (Ben), David Fumero (Cristian) and Catherine Hickland (Lindsay) at the beautiful Michael's on East, Sarasota. All proceeds benefit the Dolphin and Whale Hospital. Call 941-388-4441 Ext. 465 for additional information. (Some appearance info provided by SEAHAAS.)

As the World Turns:Trent Dawson (Henry) will star in Moliere's "The Miser" at the Geva Mainstage in Rochester, NY. Dawson plays Cleante in this snappy translation of the classic comedy. "The Miser" runs from January 8 to February 19. For tickets, call 585-232-GEVA (4382) or visit their website at www.gevatheatre.org. The As The World Turns Fan Club Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2002 from 12:00 to 4:00 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.

Bold & the Beautiful: SoapCity Live in Pasadena, CA has been postponed. Visit www.soapcitylive.com for info and to register for email updates for the rescheduled date.

Days of Our Lives:  Peggy McCay stars in "Imitating Sam" at the Egyptian Arena Theatre, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, CA from January 12 to February 10, 2002. Performances will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 PM with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. Admission is $18.00. For reservations, please call 323/960-8865.

On Saturday, February 9th at 200 PM, Matt Cedeno signs autographs at Macy's in Sherman Oaks, California (in Los Angeles) at en event sponsored by YM Magazine and Curve Fragrances. Joining Matt will be Passions' stars Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) and James Hyde (Sam). On Thursday, January 24th, Matt Cedeno (Brandon) will be hosting "Legendary Bingo" at 8:00 PM at DuPars Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA, located at 8571 Santa Monica Blvd. "Legendary Bingo" benefits Interno's Music Organization which provides music lessons to inner-city youth. SoapCity Live in Pasadena, CA has been postponed. Visit www.soapcitylive.com for info and to register for email updates for the rescheduled date. On Saturday February 23rd and Sunday February 24th, Matt Cedeno will be appearing at the world's largest custom auto show at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. On Saturday, Matt will be appearing from 1:00 PM -- 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM. On Sunday,Matt will be appearing from 12:00 PM -- 4:00 PM. On Saturday, February 23 Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) will appear at the Sears grand opening at the Warm Springs Promenade located at 1245 W. Warm Springs Blvd in Henderson, NV, 89014. They will be appearing from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. For more information call 702-855-5151

General Hospital: On Sunday, February 10, 2002 see Wally Kurth (Ned) and Kurth & Taylor at the Birchmere, Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA. Doors open at 5 PM for dinner with the concert beginning at 7 PM. For tickets, sponsorships and other info, call 202 986-2200. All proceeds benefit the Food and Research Action Center (FRAC) and the Kurth & Taylor Foundation that provides direct health and education services for children, youth and their families. 

Guiding Light:  Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny) will star in the exotic and engaging new play, "Pera Palas" by Sinan Unel on the C. Newton Schneck Mainstage at the Long Warf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Previews begin Wednesday, January 16, 2002. The show opens on Wednesday, January 23 at 8 PM and runs through February 17, 2002. The play is directed by "Guiding Light" director Steven Williford. Call the box office at 203 787-4282. Beth Chamberlin (Lorelei), Crystal Chappell (Olivia), Thom Christopher (Dax), Elizabeth Hobgood (ex-May Merisi), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus), Jessica Jimenez (Catalina) Oliver Macready (Romeo), Lindsey McKeon (Marah Lewis), Robert Newman (Josh), Saundra Santiago (Carmen), Nancy St. Alban (Michelle), Jerry verDorn (Ross), Jordi Vilasuso (Tony), Laura Wright (Cassie) and Kim Zimmer (Reva) will appear at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, NY on Saturday, February 9th for "Ski with the Soap Stars," a fund-raiser for the Fire Companies of the Town of Shandaken. For ticket information, call 845-254-5338 or 845-254-5600 ext. 447.

One Life to Live:Ilene Kristen (Roxanne) shares an evening at Arci's Place, 450 Park Avenue South, NYC with Tonja Walker (ex Alex) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 beginning at 8:30 PM. The ladies will perform individually and Ilene will be singing some of her own original material.   There is a $30 cover and a $15 minimum at the table. Call 212 532-4370 for info. Get Naked with Kassie DePaiva! Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL) released her debut CD, "Naked," last year and will now be performing her first solo cabaret act at Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret in New York City! Kassie will perform the following two shows: Thursday, January 31st at 7:00 PM and Thursday, February 7th at 9:15 PM. There will be a $20 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum. Danny's is located at 346 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave). For reservations call 212-265-8133. For more information visit www.kassiedepaiva.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  On Saturday, February 9, 2002  Mark Derwin (Ben), David Fumero (Cristian) and Catherine Hickland (Lindsay) appear at the 3rd Annual Valentine's Dinner With The Stars ~ Mote Marine Event. Also attending from All My Children are Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Michael E. Knight (Tad) & Walt Willey (Jackson) at the beautiful Michael's on East, Sarasota. All proceeds benefit the Dolphin and Whale Hospital. Call 941-388-4441 Ext. 465 for additional information. (Some appearance info submitted by SEAHAAS.)

Passions: SoapCity Live in Pasadena, CA has been postponed. Visit www.soapcitylive.com for info and to register for email updates for the rescheduled date. McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) will be co-hosting "UnderDressed" with Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy, Weekend at Bernie's) on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at a Hollywood Hills multi-million dollar mansion. The $25C per ticket event will feature a lingerie fashion show and silent auction. For info call (818)

219-0594. Marianne Muellerleile (Norma) has just finished taping a guest star role on "The Hughleys" which will air either February 4 or February 11, 2002 (check your local listings). Galen Gering (Luis), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) and James Hyde (Sam) signs autographs and meet fans on Saturday, February 9 from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. (James from 12 Noon to 1:00 p

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