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Cybby noms, Passions' preview event, From PC to primetime & more

Thank you all for nominating your favorites in the Turtle Run 3rd Annual Daytime Cybby Awards Fun Categories! The nominations are in. The votes tallied. Here are a few interesting tidbits!

NBC daytime garnered the most nominations in the Fun Categories with 37% of the total nominations. ABC daytime came in a close second with 36% of the total nominations. CBS daytime rounded out the pack with 27% of the total nominations. Days of our Lives fans you'll be happy to note that your favorite show received more nominations than any other soap. On the downside, Bold & the Beautiful received the least number of nominations.

This year we will do our voting for the Cybbys a little differently. For the official ballot -- and the results of the Fun Category nominations -- see the Turtle Run Message Boards. I hope that all of you will take a few minutes and vote. Voting begins today and ends on Thursday, May 17, 2001, the day before the Daytime Emmy broadcast on NBC. Email your ballots to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The results of the TRO 3rd Annual Cybby Awards will be posted shortly thereafter. Let's see if we agree with the Emmy committee in regard to the winners! Have fun everyone. I can't wait to see your votes. To vote in the 3rd Annual TRO Daytime Cybby Awards go to the Turtle Run Message Boards.

Speaking of the Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Honor Daytime Emmy Nominees

On Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at City Hall in New York City, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, in conjunction with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will salute this year's Daytime Emmy Award nominees. Certificates will be distributed to these well-known daytime stars in appreciation of their contributions to daytime television. Scheduled to accept their certificates in person are All My Children's Susan Lucci (Erica), Cady McClain (Dixie), Josh Duhamel (Leo), Eden Riegel (Bianca) and Jesse McCartney (JR), ATWT's Leslie Kay (Molly), Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose) and Michael Park (Jack), along with John Ritter, Montel Williams and others.

Passions Second Annual Fan Club Event

Passions fans you are not going to believe what's in store for this year's fan event. On Saturday, July 14, 2001 from 9 am - 12 noon, join the cast of Passions for a breakfast buffet at Universal Studios Hollywood as you meet and mingle with your favorite stars. There will be a formal Q&A with Passions actors. Plus you'll be treated to behind the scenes clips from the show including a preview reel of what's to come, a silent auction of props and memoribilia from the show, an autograph session, and a special gift bag. But that's not all. Included in the price of the ticket is FULL ADMISSION to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park for the day! Tickets are $60 per person for fan club members, and $80 per person for non-members. Send check or money order payable to "Passions Fan Club" to Passions Fan Club Breakfast, 4024 Radford Avenue, Administration, Suite 220, Studio City, CA 91604. On a separate piece of paper write your full name, address and telephone number. If you are a fan club member and want to bring guests who are non-members, they will need to pay the non-fan club member price. Seating is limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 818 655-5135.

ABC Daytime Garners 2 ALMA Awards

At the American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMA) ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA on April 22, 2001, ABC Daytime walked away with two awards. General Hospital was honored with the Outstanding Daytime Drama award, and A Martinez (Roy, GH) was named Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama. Martinez has won ALMAs for his work on General Hospital two years in a row. The 2001 ALMA Awards will air this summer on the ABC Television Network. Congratulations to General Hospital and A Martinez for winning this prestigious award. Check local listings for the show's broadcast time and date.

PC Fans - Are You Missing Dr. Matt Harmon?

If you've been missing Dr. Matt, fear not. Now you can see Mitch Longley beginning May 1, 2001 on the primetime drama Judging Amy. Longley plays a right-wing Republician lawyer that represents Maxine Gray (Tyne Daly). Longley was not available for interviews at press time. However, according to the spokesperson for ABC's Port Charles, he had a great time working on Judging Amy, and is very excited about his future prospects.

What's Up with The Sopranos?

Airing this week is episode #36, titled "To Save Us All From Satan's Power" where Tony's memories of Christmas, 1995 send him rushing off to see Dr. Melfi. We see Janice hosting Christmas dinner. Silvio dreams of missing cheese and a dirty rat. Then, Bacala reluctantly dons the Santa suit that Pussy used to wear for a party.

Premiering next Sunday, May 6, 2001 is episode #37, titled "Pine Barrens," where Paulie and Christopher endure a nightmarish journey in the wilds of South Jersey. In the meantime, Meadow harbors suspicions about Jackie, Jr. While across town, Tony finds that family demands are threatening to jeopardize a new friendship.

Premiering on SoapCenter, Monday, April 30, 2001

Josh Duhamel (Leo, AMC) Hard to believe that it has been more than a year since Emmy-nominated daytime neophyte Josh Duhamel joined the cast of AMC as the conniving (but charming) Leo DuPres. How has Josh's life changed? What's the best part about being a soap star? Has he made any mistakes? These and other questions are answered when SoapCenter visits Josh one year later. "The Emmy nomination has definitely been the biggest surprise for me," the actor tells us. "I had specific goals that I wanted to reach when I came (to AMC). I wanted to get nominated for an Emmy just to prove to people that I'm not some model trying to act."

Adrianne Zucker (Nicole, DOOL) Go horseback riding with Zucker! Plus, get the complete scoop on her riding prowess when you hear from Ari's trainer who has known the soap vixen since she was a young girl. "I get such an adrenaline rush from jumping and competing," Zucker says. "I love my horse. I love my friends out here. It's real, it's honest, it's fun!"

Beth Chamberlain (Beth, GL) Join special contributor, Mimi Torchin, as she welcomes this smokey-voiced actress into her home for a freewheeling conversation about her life and her character that takes a heartwarming turn. "I think (Beth) is clear when she looks at Edmund," Chamberlain says of her character's love interest. "Her role is to protect Edmund, but also to sometimes protect the world FROM Edmund!"

Emmy Spotlight No. 5 You'll find out everything you need to know about the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor when you meet Tom Eplin, Jon Hensley (Jake and Holden, ATWT), David Canary (Adam/Stuart, AMC), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), and John McCook (Eric, B&B). According to McCook, "The two best things you could have as an actor on television are: a long-running show, which I have, and an Emmy nomination, which I now have! I'm not certain what would feel better than this!"

Behind the Scenes at SoapCity's Wheel of Fortune Week With over a dozen of the soaps' biggest stars in attendance, SoapCenter was on the set of the hit syndicated game show as the stars spun the famous wheel to raise money for charity. There are interviews with Kim Zimmer, Lauren Koslow, Lynn Herring, Scott Reeves, Jay Kenneth Johnson and Adrienne Frantz. "I'm very nervous, there's ONE bankrupt on the wheel, and ONE loose turn," Lynn Herring (Lucy, PC) says, "I'm scared to death. I'd rather do Shakespeare in the Park than watch my wheel go bankrupt!"

Profile Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC) Everyone knows the TV character Tad Martin on AMC, but get ready for an intimate look at the beloved funnyman AWAY from the set. What are his favorite TV shows? What are his hopes, dreams and fears? And what foods do he and superstar wife (Catherine Hickland, Lindsay, OLTL) share in bed? You'll find out in this "can't miss" segment. "I just happened to get this job when I was 23 years old, and for 10 years I didn't know how lucky I was to have it," Knight says. "And now, at this age, I know exactly how lucky I am to have it. I go home in a cab saying, 'OH thank you God!'"

**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

All My Children: Peter Davies plays the recurring role of Dr. Bryant. His first airdate is Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Dana Wheeler-Nicholson plays the recurring role of Ilene Pringle. Her first airdate is Thursday, May 3, 2001. Robert Bogue plays the recurring role of Lars. His first airdate is Monday, May 7, 2001. Beth Crosby plays the recurring role of Phyllis. Her first airdate is also Monday, May 7, 2001. Don Burroughs plays the recurring role of Dr. Bob. His first airdate is also Monday, May 7, 2001. Katie Finneran plays the recurring role of Tonya also on May 7, 2001. Penelope Giorls plays the role of Katrina. She airs on May 11, 2001.

Days of Our Lives: This week John Flanders portrays David Mack, Bill Cross is Police Commissioner Samuels, Rolanda Watts returns as Cameron Reese, George Wyner is Judge Leon Stern, Nick Annunziata is Roger and Tania L. Pearson is Josie. Then, Adam Jefferies is back as Larry on Monday, April 30. David Ashew returns as the principal also on Monday.

General Hospital: Tamara Braun assumes the role of Carly. Her first airdate is May 2, 2001.

One Life to Live: Denise Burse plays nurse Hall beginning Monday, April 30, 2001. Newcomer Michael Tipps has been cast in the contract role of Al. His first airdate is Monday, May 14, 2001. Brandon Routh has been cast in the contract role of Seth Anderson. Routh has appeared in the television series The Gilmore Girls, MTV Undressed, and Odd Man Out. His first airdate is Wednesday, May 23, 2001.

Port Charles: Willie Carpenter plays the Chief, and arrives in Port Charles on Tuesday, May 1, 2001. Beverly Garland will be in cahoots with Rick Kyler on Tuesday, May 1, 2001. Michael Easton plays the recurring role of Michael. His first airdate is Friday, May 11, 2001. Kin Shriner (Scotty) crosses over from General Hospital on Friday, May 18, 2001.

Seeing Stars

AMC: On May 5, 2001 see Josh Duhamel (Leo) Soap Star on Tour, at the Northshore Mall, Boston, MA. Call 508 531-3440 for info. On May 6, 2001 see Walt Willey at Stress Factory, New Brunswick, NJ. Call 904 292-4242. On Saturday, May 12, 2001 see Michael E. Knight (Tad) Soap Star on Tour at the Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ from 2-4 PM. For info call 201 843-2404. May 18-19, 2001 join Walt Willey (Jack) at the Comedy Zone, Jacksonville, FL. Call 904 292-4242. May 18-20, 2001 see Susan Lucci (Erica) along with Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly) at Resorts International Hotel in Atlantic City. Call 609 344-6000 for ticket info and reservations.

As the World Turns: Oakdale Sets Sail May 5-12, 2001. Join ATWT fans and actors as Oakdale takes to the sea for 8 days and 7 nights aboard Celebrity's Zenith Luxury Liner sailing roundtrip from New York to Bermuda on May 5, 2001 to May 12, 2001. Keith Coulouris (ex David), Lesli Kay (Molly) and Michael Park (Jack) are confirmed for the cruise. Inside Cabins from $999 and Oceanview Cabins from $1,399. For info call Members Only Travel Club at 800 216-2171, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the ATWT fan Club Web Site at http://members.aol.com/Lwatwt1/atwtfc.html.

Days of Our Lives: On Saturday, May 5, 2001 Matt Cedeno (Brandon) appears at the Sears in the Westfield Shopping Town Independence Mall in Wilmingon, NC from 1-3 PM. On Sunday, May 13, 2001, Austin Peck (Austin) appears at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, WI from 2-4 PM. Call 800 729-7244. Also on Sunday, May 13, 2001 see Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI from 1-4 PM. On Sunday, May 20, 2001 Matt Cedeno (Brandon) appears at a celebrity auction for the Freehold Knights of Columbus in Freehold, NJ. Tickets are $55.00. Call 732 294-1682 for info.

Passions: See Galen Gering (Luis) as he participates in the Annual Soap City week on Wheel of Fortune, scheduled to air the week of April 30 - May 4, 2001. Gering will be playing for Passions' favorite charity, St. Margaret Mary School in New York. Wheel is a syndicated show, so check your local listings. Ryan McPartlin (Hank), Chrystee Pharris (Simone) and Deanna Wright (Kay) will participate in the Imagination Celebration with more than 5,000 students from Orange County elementary, junior and senior high schools on Saturday, May 5, 2001, "Cinco de Mayo" at the Santa Ana Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana. For info call 632-7770. Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar), Tracey Ross (Eve), Dana Sparks (Grace) and Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy) are official representatives of the 8th Annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women on Saturday, May 12, 2001 beginning at 8 A at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. For info on how you can walk/run with the women of Passions, or donate money, call the Run/Walk hotline at 310 393-6344. Travis Schuldt (Ethan) will air on the Game Show Network's hot new show, Lovers Lounge on May 23, 2001. See Galen Gering on Lovers Lounge on May 31, 2001. Check local listings.

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, 1268 East 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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

For those who are disappointed that NBC cancelled Titans, send snail mail to:
Mr. Scott Sassa, President, NBC West Coast, 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91523

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