Daytime Gives Back

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Soap stars' rally, Fan Fest info, Dano's Lifetime Now & more

Dear Suds Buds,

It is truly heartwarming to be part of an industry that joins together to give back to the fans that support it.  In the recent past weeks, Turtle-Run has told you about many events where stars of daytime have given of their time, talent and celebrity to host and/or participate in fundraisers for the victims of "Tragic Tuesday," the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, and the in the air over PA on September 11, 2001.  TRO's editorial assistant, Jessica Radloff, attended one such star-studded event held in Los Angeles last week, and gives you the low down on the hoe down first up in Turtle-Run's "Top of the Week" column this week. 

My hat's off to everyone in daytime and the entertainment industry who has given of themselves to give back.  God Bless America.

Daytime Supports Acoustic Americans Unplugged Tribute & Benefit For The American Red Cross 9.11 Disaster Relief Fund

By Jessica Radloff

In wake of the September 11th tragedy, the American people have united to support one another and raise money for the families affected by terrorism. Always willing to help, the daytime community has shown why they are the best in the biz by organizing numerous fundraisers and benefits to support those in need.  Wednesday night, October 9th was no exception as "Days of our Lives'" Peter Reckell (Bo) and his wife, Kelly Moneymaker, organized a star-studded benefit in which stars from both daytime and primetime came to recognize heroes and raise money.

Held in Hollywood, CA, the "Acoustic Americans Unplugged Tribute and Benefit" raised thousands of dollars for the America Red Cross 9.11 Disaster Relief Fund.  Although the mood was somber, the stars were anything but.  Masters of Ceremonies Bob Saget ("Full House") and Rob Schneider ("Saturday Night Live," "The Animal") entertainedthe crowd of about 150 while some of daytime's finest performed songs, danced, and read touching tributes.  Days' Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Kevin Spirtas (Craig) were a popular duo as Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam.  The Young and the Restless' Lyndsy Fonseca (Colleen) performed a spirited dance routine to Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop (Thinking about Tomorrow)."  General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Stephen Nichols (Stefan) and Port Charles' Lynn Herring (Lucy) reminded everyone why they are so lucky to be Americans.  Young and the Restless star, and United Airlines flight attendant, Kate Linder, spoke elegantly about the co-workers who perished on United Airlines Flight 93 and why it is essential for the American public to keep flying.  Peter Reckell and Steve Blackwood (Bart, DAYS) also lent their extraordinary singing talents to cap off the event.  Y&R upstart, Lauren Woodland (Brittany), cheered on her fellow soap celebrities, and Lisa Fox from LA's top radio station, "Star 98," likewise stopped by to show her support.

Throughout the night, numerous items were auctioned off to raise additional money for the Red Cross.   Set tours, autographed guitars, and vacation getaways were all part of the plan to lure big spenders.  Days of our Lives stars Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Kyle Lowder (Brady), Drake Hogestyn (John), Peter Reckell (Bo), Austin Peck (Austin), Arianne Zuker (Nicole) and Passions McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) helped display the items up for bid. Zuker enjoyed her job the most when she helped take Kyle's shirt off as another item up for auction!  Chloe, watch out . . . might there be some competition for Brady!

All in all, the evening was a tremendous success and an even greater affirmation of why we are called the United States of America.

General Hospital Star Stands United

Real Andrews (Taggert) has teamed with a member of the "General Hospital" art department to create a "United We Stand" bumper sticker. 

"Angry and tired of these people capitalizing on the Trade Center Tragedy by charging outrageous prices for our American Flag and pocketing the money?" Andrews asks.  "My name is Real Andrews.  I play Taggert on the ABC Soap General Hospital. Clip Dox of the ABC Art department and I have designed a bumper sticker, so you can fly the American colors and show your support."   The bumper sticker commemorates the day by depicting the American flag with the phrase "United We Stand 9-11-01" superimposed over it.

Andrews vows that 100% of the proceeds will go to the fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, and loved ones who need and deserve it.  To order your bumper sticker and keep track of the money raised, visit

FanFast Cancelled

In a statement issued by NBC on Thursday, October 11th, one month to the day after the terrorist strikes on the United States, FanFest was cancelled.  NBC stated:  "In light of current world events, NBC regretfully announces that it has cancelled 'NBC Soap FanFest' which was scheduled to take place Nov. 3 & 4 at Universal Studios in Orlando.  However, we look forward to working with our partners at Universal Orlando to bring 'NBC Soap FanFest' back to Florida next year. We appreciate the continued support of all the devoted "Days Of Our Lives" and "Passions" fans who planned to attend this year's festivities and we hope they will join us again next year."

This comes as an unfortunate surprise to Turtle-Run, as NBC had just announced late last week, that they had some new and fun surprises in store for fans at this year's FanFest.  Surprises like trucking actual sets from DOOL and Passions to Universal Orlando so that you could have your picture taken with your favorite character right in his/her own environment.   My guess?  There will be sets trucked in next year, along with bunches of other cool surprises. As the spokesperson from NBC said to me, stay tuned!  :o)

If you have already made arrangements to attend FanFest 2001, call the Universal travel package hotline at 1-877-912-3838 to change your travel plans.

Linda Dana Returns to Lifetime Cable!

Actress and talk show host Linda Dano returns to Lifetime Television

with columnist, Sloan Lindemann, and actress Tanika Ray as hosts of the new weekly magazine show "Lifetime Now."  The new weekly series offers three unique perspectives on relationships, lifestyles and consumer issues

Well known to viewers for her ground-breaking crossover role on all four ABC daytime dramas, her long run as Felicia on the now defunct NBC soap, "Another World," and her successful six-year run as host of Lifetime Television's "Attitudes," Linda Dano returns to Lifetime Television as one of three hosts of the new weekly magazine show "Lifetime Now."   Dano's character on "One Life to Live," Rae Cummings, is a relationship expert.  Now, real life intertwines with soap life, as Dano will share her real-life thoughts on relationships, lifestyles and consumer issues with her co-hosts consumer advocate and attorney, Sloan Lindemann ("ABC World News," "Woman's Day TV" and New York Daily News Columnist) and actress Tanika Ray ("Wheel of Fortune 2000," "Living Out Loud").  Each host will offer her own "expertise" on a wide range of issues on "Lifetime Now," premiering Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM (ET/PT). 

Turtle-Run wishes Dano all the best as she begins this latest in her long line of career endeavors. Dano fans, be sure to tune in!

Which leads me to... side note. Turtle-Run cannot help but marvel at the sudden proliferation of "shared perspective" shows after the success of ABC's "The View."  Along with "Lifetime Now," there has been the recent major network launch of "The Other Half," the male shared perspective show.  However, "The View" has renowned journalist Barbara Walters at its helm.  Somehow, Dick Clark, the main headliner of "The Other Half," although an entertainment mogul in his own right, doesn't hold quite the same weight in my book. Are there any guys out there watching this show?  Are there any women out there gaining any insight into the male psyche from this show? If so, please share your thoughts on the Turtle Run message boards in the Criticize the Critic folder.

Passions Recipient Of 19th Annual Media Access Award

Last week we reported that Passions was nominated in the 2001 Media Access Awards in the category of Daytime Drama. Well guess what! Congratulations to Passions!  The show won!

The Media Access Awards were established in 1978 by the California Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons to honor members of the media and entertainment industries for their contributions toward improving the image and increasing the participation of professionals with disabilities both on camera and behind the scenes.

The Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons is a special project of the State Employment Development Department.

The 19th Annual Media Access Awards took place on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Universal Studios, Hollywood at The Grill.  Laura San Giacomo and Ricardo Montalban were co-chairs of this event and Gerald McRaney hosted the event. Passions Associate Producer, Denise Mark, was on hand to graciously accept the award on behalf of the cast, crew and staff of Passions.

OLTL's Kassie DePaiva in Concert

Kassie DePaiva (Blair) will be performing songs from her CD, "Naked," at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 27. The concert starts at 8:00 PM in the VanMeter Auditorium which located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The advanced seat tickets are $25 and the general admission tickets are $18.00. In addition to Kassie, her niece, Rachel Mills will sing two songs and the well-known and extremely popular band, The Curtis Mabry Band will performing as well. In addition to the concert, there will be a special private reception on campus at 6:00 the evening of the concert. It will be at the Faculty House (behind VanMeter Auditorium) and the private reception/buffet cost $50 per person.

Kassie is lending her time and talent to help Western Kentucky University raise scholarship funds for its forensic team. In high school, Kassie was a state and national champion in competitive speech and drama. She was the best high school actress at the South Eastern Theater Conference, won the State Drama Festival, and won over 100 trophies in the six years she competed. Tickets may be purchased by calling Judy Woodring at 270-745-6340. To listen to sample tracks of Kassie's CD, Naked visit

And for those of you who are O-Town and Brittany Spears Fans....

Making The Band Comes To MTV For Third Season

Reality Series Joins O-Town on Tour with Britney Spears

Season Premieres on January 4 at 8:00P (ET/PT)

On October 9, 2001- MTV: Music Television announced that the channel will be picking up the third season of the popular reality show. "Making the Band" previously aired on ABC.  The show will air weekly on MTV, beginning January 4, 2002, at 8:00 - 8:30 PM (ET/PT).

Making the Band, a real-life drama and breakthrough concept in music and television, will stick to its original format, chronicling the private and public moments of O-Town's five talented band members (Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller, Trevor Penick and Jacob Underwood) as they continue their ascent into pop stardom.  Following its premiere in March 2000 on the ABC Network, Making the Band has documented O-Town's formation, growing pains and rise - from casting calls; signing with Clive Davis' new label J Records in September 2000; and recording with music's hottest writers and producers, including Warryn Campbell (Brandy, Dru Hill), Steve Kipner (Christina Aguilera, 98 Degrees) and Desmond Child (Ricky Martin).  

Now, the series follows the pop quintet as they become one of the year's biggest success stories.  The audience will be privy to live performances and an up close and private account of life on the road when they join Britney Spears' tour on October 26th.  Additionally, the new love interests of O-Town will be revealed and viewers will get behind the scenes with Clive Davis as he determines whether or not O-Town's own songs will make the grade for their next album.

"We're thrilled to be bringing Making the Band to MTV," said Brian Graden, President, Programming, MTV.  "The show did incredibly well with our target audience when it aired on ABC, so it's a natural fit to bring this dynamic and entertaining show to MTV. This season should be especially compelling as the O-Town boys have reached new heights in their careers and are facing new challenges in their personal lives."   

Two years after its establishment, O-Town is a pop phenomenon boasting one of the year's best selling albums, a gold single, the summer's number one hit and two sold out concert tours.  Upon its release in January 2001, O-Town's self-titled debut album emerged at number five on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and to date has sold nearly two million records. Additionally, O-Town has just recorded a new song, "We Fit Together," which is featured on the Dr. Doolittle II soundtrack and has been added to their album.

20th Anniversary of Luke & Laura's Wedding

Turtle-Run recently reported that SoapNet will air a commemorative marathon of Luke & Laura scenes to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the famous soap wedding of Luke & Laura.  The 12-episode Luke & Laura marathon titled "Luke and Laura Through the Years," will begin airing on Friday, November 23, 2001 from 11 AM-11 PM ET and 8 AM- 8 PM PT. 

Highlights from the day will include Laura getting a job at Luke's disco; their summer on the run (including dancing at Wyndham's and their first time making love), and of course, the 2-part wedding episode itself which originally aired November 16, 17, 1981.  The marathon will conclude with the most recent event in Luke and Laura's relationship, their divorce, which originally aired this past June. The divorce brought the almost 20-year love affair to an end.

Now on Soapcenter as of Friday, October 12, 2001

Kim Zimmer ("Reva," Guiding Light) Guest-Host

At Home with General Hospital's Real Andrews - The athletic actor, who plays "Taggert" on "General Hospital," gives us a tour of his unique home--including a barn with a boxing ring.

Behind the Scenes: Orchestrating Mayhem on As the World Turns - Jake and Molly's wedding on "As the World Turns" was the backdrop for death and deception.  SoapCenter takes you behind the scenes for a look at how several different storylines intertwined for a dramatic conclusion.

SoapCenter Spotlight: Reva through the Years on Guiding Light - "Reva" is about to step into a painting on "Guiding Light" and begin an unusual and romantic time-travel storyline.  Actress Kim Zimmer discusses some of the highlights of Reva's life in Springfield.

Feature Report: My First Day - Every actor remembers their first day of work on a soap.  In this segment, actors from all three networks share their experiences of their memorable first day.

SoapCenter Spotlight: The Nerds of Days of our Lives - Soap fans are used to an influx of gorgeous teens on their shows every summer, but this year "Days of our Lives" ventured into uncharted territory by spotlighting two teens who feel like outsiders at Salem High: "Kevin" and "Susan."  This package examines why Days of our Lives chose to break the typical soap teen mold.

Premiering on SoapCenter Friday, October 19, 2001

Erin Hershey (Alison, PC) Guest Host

Spotlight: "Bold and the Beautiful's" Joseph Mascolo Actor Joseph Mascolo, who played the villainous Stefano DiMera on "Days of our Lives" for nearly 20 years, has joined the cast of rival soap "Bold and the Beautiful."  Mascolo tells SoapCenter all about his new enigmatic character, Massimo.

Feature Report: Familiar Faces on One Live to Live   Everything old is new again on "One Life to Live."  Over the past six months, popular schemers like Alex and Gabrielle have returned, unstable Allison Perkins has re-entered Viki's life and Ty Treadway has rejoined the show as Colin's hitherto unknown twin, Troy. Find out why it's déjà vu all over again in Llanview.

Spotlight: "As the World Turns" Anthony Herrera   He's back! Anthony Herrera who has played villainous James Stenbeck on and off for more than 20 years, is back on "As the World Turns."  As usual, James has a covert reason for returning to Oakdale; Herrera is less secretive about his mission. The actor speaks candidly with about his ongoing battle with cancer and the effect it has had on him and those he loves.

At Home with Allison Sweeney of "Days of our Lives" Allison Sweeney, the award-winning actress who plays scheming Sami on "Days of our Lives", gives you a tour of the recently renovated Los Angeles house she shares with her husband, Dave.

Feature Report: The Books of "Port Charles"  Last December, ABC's "Port Charles" began a bold experiment: producing storylines in faster-paced story arcs or "books."  The gambit proved to be a critical and popular success, and, starting October 23, SoapNet will rebroadcast book three, "Tainted Love."  How has the show changed in order to accommodate this new pace, and what are the decisions that go into "making" one of the books?  Tune in and find out!

**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.**


All My Children: The recurring role of JR (Adam Chandler, Jr.) has been recast. The role will now be played by Jonathan Bennett. Bennett's first airdate has not yet been set.  Lauren B. Maron has been cast in the recurring role of Susan.  Her first airdate is Monday, November 5, 2001.

As the World Turns:Margaret Hall plays Sister Mary on Monday, October 15.  Amanda Read also plays a nun on this date and Michael Rogers plays an Oakdale police officer.  GayleBrown plays Isaac's blind date, Janet, on Tuesday, October 16.  Also, Raul Reyes plays a Lakeview dining room waiter, and Ryan Michele Bathe and Rachel Hardin play Java Underground waitresses. Samuel Ting plays a masseur and Anna Carbonell plays a masseuse on Wednesday, October 17. Keith Lee Grant and Michael Landrum play Worldwide board members Mr. Tillson and Mr. Prendergast, respectively, on Wednesday, October 17.  Also on this day, Hal SmithReynolds and Victoria Hale play stockholders. On Thursday, October 18, JensMartin Krummel plays Nilson, a gardener, and Linda Miller plays a Worldwide secretary.

Days of our Lives: Eddie Valdez's says goodbye to Salem. His final airdate as Paul Mendez is Monday, October 15, 2001.  Helen Cates plays Jan's mother, Mrs. Spears on Friday, October 19, 2001.  On Thursday, October 25, 2001, Ryan Scott begins playing Harold.  The role is recurring.

General Hospital: Leslie Charlson leads SoapNet's team in the 2001 Komen Los Angeles County Race for the Cure at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, November 4, 2001 from 7:30 am - noon.  Sign up to race with Leslie at

Guiding Light:Mike Dooly plays a deputy on Monday, October 15.  Katherine Cunningham Eves plays a Robechaux servant on Monday, October 15. Michelle Ragusa plays a nurse on Tuesday, October 16.  Patrick Johnson plays Captain Norton on Wednesday, October 17. Stephen Zinnato plays Nolan on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.

One Life to Live:  Tuc Watkins repriseshis role as con man DavidVickers for several episodes beginning Tuesday, October 23, 2001.  Watkins play David Vickers from 1994-1996. Wortham Krimmer makes several appearances as Reverend Andrew Carpenter beginning Thursday, November 8, 2001.  Tonja Walker Davidson reprises her role as Alex Olanov beginning Thursday, November 15, 2001.  Walker Davidson played the manipulative Ales on and off from 1990-97, receiving a 1993 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  She last appeared on OLTL for several episodes in May, 2001.  Prior to joining OLTL, she starred as Olivia Jerome on GH, and Lizbeth Bachman on "Capital."  In addition to her daytime success, she has appeared in several primetime series, commercials, and feature films, starring alongside actors such as Matt Dillon, Bernard Hughes, Michael Nouri and William Shatner.

Passions:  During the week of October 15-19, Kimberly Lyon plays Lisa, J. Rene Pena plays the Crane maid, Dan Fagan is Waldo, a Crane servant, and Christopher Johnston is Ryan, a Harmony Police officer.  Jeff Brockton and George Lee Jones play the Zoo Guards, and Michael C. Mahon appears as the Zoo Keeper during the week of October 22-26, 2001.

Port Charles:  Veteran daytime actor Jed Allan (DOOL, Santa Barbara) has been cast as Ed. Ed is Rafe's boss in Heaven.  His first airdate is Tuesday, October 16.

Young & the Restless:  Rick Hearst appears as Matt and Dante Henderson appears as choreographer on Friday, November 2.  Anita Finlay is Dr. Nora on November 2 and 5.  Lise Simms is Connie on Monday, November 5.  Jonathan Bray is Johnny and Tracey Bregman is Lauren on Tuesday, November 6, 2001.

Seeing Stars

Daytime Unites on Saturday, October 20, 2001

From noon - 4 PM on Saturday, October 20th join Passions cast members McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan), Justin Carroll (David), Chrystee Pharris (Simone), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Dana Sparks (Grace), Deanna Wright (Kay) and Natalie Zea (Gwen) as they come together with cast members from the Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Boldand the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives to help raise money to benefit the children who were victimized by the September 11th tragedy. For your donation of $50.00 you will enjoy an afternoon of music, food, a silent auction and the opportunity to meet your favorite DAYTIME actors. Your tax-deductible donation will fund a college scholarship program for the children who lost a parent in the terrorist attacks, through the Children's Aid Society of New York. The event takes place at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences located at 5220 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. No reservations are necessary. Just pay at the door. I LOVE NY tee shirts will be on sale for your favorite DAYTIME STARS to sign.  Although there will be a silent auction, no other memorabilia will be signed at this event.

ABC's SuperSoap Weekend November 3-4, 2001. NBC's FanFest Cancelled

Join stars of the ABC Daytime lineup at Disney/MGM Studios for ABC's SuperSoap Weekend taking place November 3-4,2001 . For info on SuperSoap call the SuperSoap Hotline(407) 397-6806.  FanFest has been cancelled.  For travel arrangement changes call Universal travel package hotline at 1-877-912-3838.

AMC: See Walt Willey on October 21, 2001 at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, NJ. Call 732 545-4242 for info.

As the World Turns: Lea Salonga (Lein) has been cast in the leading role of Mei Li in "Flower Drum Song," which will open in previews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on October 2, 2001.  The opening is currently set for October 14, 2001. For further information call 213 628-2772.  Michael Park (Jack) and Anne Sayer (Mitzie) will appear at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Polaris Fashion Place, 1400 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH  43240 on Saturday, October 20 (new date) from 1:00-3:00 pm.  For more information, call 614/797-2054.  Paul Leyden (Simon) appears at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Polaris Fashion Place, 1400 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH  43240 on Saturday, November 10 (new date) from 1:00-3:00pm.  For more information, call 614/797-2054.

Days of Our Lives: On Saturday, October 20th, from 1-3 PM, Matt Cedeno appears at the Sears store in the Robinson Mall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Mall is located at 1000 Robinson Town Center Dr. in Pittsburgh. On Saturday, October 27th, from 2-4:00 PM, Matt Cedeno appears at the Sears Store in the St. Louis County Mall in St. Louis, MO.  The Mall is located at 250 S. County Center Way. On Sunday, November 18th, Matt Cedeno will be appearing at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  For more information, please call 888/732-4537. Your Holiday Wish Come True -- Our "Passions" for unity in America will guide us for all the "Days Of Our Lives."  A percentage of this benefit will be donated to the World Trade Center Relief Fund. Lunch, pictures, autographs, celebrity auction and much more! See Passions' JesseMetcalfe (Miguel), and DOOL's Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip), Jason Cook (Shawn), and Kyle Lowder (Brady) on Sunday December 2, 2001 at The White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa Point Pleasant, NJ from 12-4:00pm.  Tickets $85 per person.  Send S.A.S.E. to S.T.A.R.S., PO Box 195, Adelphia, NJ 07710  For further info call: (732) 294-1682

General Hospital: Tava Smiley (ex Chloe) will co-hosting an event with Hockey great, Mario Lemiuex, for the charity Cystic Fibrosis at the Winter Garden PGA in Pittsburgh, PA on November 2, 2001. To order tickets please call (412) 321-4422 Luke & Laura wedding 12-episode marathon Soapnet, November 23, 2001 from 11 am to 11 pm, ET.

Guiding Light: The 20th Annual Guiding Light Fan Club Gathering weekend will take place October 19-21, 2001 in New York.   Events did include the annual St. Jude's Fundraiser, but that was cancelled as a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  However, still scheduled -- REUNITED: Saundra Santiago & Paul Anthony Stewart Cabaret, Annual GLFC Bowling event and memorabilia auction, GL Actors Workshop Play Reading and the 20th Annual Guiding Light Fan Club Gathering.   For prices and ticket information, visit or write This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  The Guiding Light Actors' Workshop presents The Glass Menagerie with Robert Newman (Josh), Britt Newman, Eileen Fulton (As the World Turns' Lisa) and Wes Ramsey (Sam) on Saturday, October 20 at 7pm at 222 East 44th Street, New York, NY.  Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Jordi Vilasuso (Tony) appears at Sears, Roebuck & Co., The Mall at Robinson, 1000 Robinson Town Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA  15205 on Saturday, October 20 from 12-2 pm. Jordi Vilasuso (Tony) appears at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Polaris Fashion Place, 1400  Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH  43240 on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00-3:00pm. For more information, call 614/797-2054. Laura Bell Bundy (Marah) and Wes Ramsey (Sam) appear at Giant Eagle, 1760 Hillard-Rome Road, Columbus, OH  43228 on Saturday, November 17 from 12:00-3:00 pm. Jordi Vilasuso (Tony) appears at Sears, Roebuck & Co., The Mall at Robinson, 1000 Robinson Town Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 10 from 12:00-2:00 pm (new date). Laura Bell Bundy (Marah) and Wes Ramsey (Sam) will appear at Giant Eagle, 1760 Hillard-Rome Road, Columbus, OH  43228 on Saturday, November 17 from 12-3 pm.

Passions: Andrea Evans participates in the "Walk of Hope" in Chicago, IL on Sunday, October 21.  For information on how you can participate and raise money for the City of Hope call (800) 266-7920.  Jade Harlow (Jessica), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Chrystee Pharris (Simone) and Deanna Wright (Kay) will be celebrity participants at the LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE (ALS) WALK on Saturday, October 20.  It is a 3.1 mile walk and will take place at William Mason Park in Irvine, CA.  The walk begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. ALS is a progressive, fatal disease that attacks the nervous system.  For more information on this walk please call the Orange County ALS office at (714)

938-1080. Marianne Muellerleile (Norma) invites you to join her efforts in raising money for autism research at the 2nd Annual LA area WALF F.A.R. at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA on Sunday, October 21 at 9 AM.  Register as part of teamMark with Marianne as your team leader!  Call 310 230-3568 for info. Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) signs autographs and greets fans at the opening of SEARS in Wasilla, Alaska on Saturday, November 10 from 12-2 p.m. Andrea Evans (Rebecca) and Justin Carroll (David) sign autographs on Tuesday , October 23 from 12:30-1:30 PM at Bloomingdales in the Century City Mall.  October 23 is Bloomingdale's 'Breast Cancer Shopping Benefit' and a percentage of each sale made at Bloomies that day will go to various breast cancer research groups.  Andrea Evans is the 2001 Celebrity Ambassador for the City of Hope. Bloomingdales Century City is located in the Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. in Century City. James Hyde (Sam), Rodney Van Johnson (T.C.) and McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) will be attending "An Evening with the Stars" for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Saturday, November 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We will have ticket information available at a later date. Brook Kerr (Whitney) premiers in The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts' 'The Day They Shot John Lennon,' a play by James McClure.  Brook is one of the eight principal actors, starring as 'Sally.'  The production will run from October 12 - November 18, 2001 on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and group rates are available. For reservations call (818) 509-9651. The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts is located at 5124 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA.

Young & the Restless: Shemar