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Emmy Presenters, Noms honored in NYC, Casting coups and More

Please be sure to cast your ballot in the 3rd Annual TRO Daytime Cybby Awards. For instructions on how to vote, and the official ballot, visit theCybbys Forum on the Turtle-Run Message Boards. Email your completed ballot to us by Thursday May 17, 2001

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Friday, May 18, 2001 from 9-11 PM. Stay tuned to Turtle-Run's Top of the Week for our continued Daytime Emmy coverage, starting today!

Television's Biggest Stars Join Kathie Lee Gifford as Presenters at The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Rosie O'Donnell, Al Roker, Martha Stewart, Kel Mitchell, Pat Sajak and Kelly Ripa are among the stellar list of presenters scheduled to appear at "The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on May 18. In addition, Bob Barker will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary television game show host Ralph Edwards. The live event, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, honors the most talented and versatile performers on daytime programming, as well as games, and will originate from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on NBC.

The telecast will also mark the highly anticipated return to the daytime scene of General Hospital's Ingo Rademacher (Jax). In addition, the show will feature presentations by soap stars including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Jay Johnson (Philip), from "Days of our Lives;" Galen Gering (Luis), Lindsay Korman(Theresa), Juliet Mills (Tabitha), Travis Schuldt (Ethan) and McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) from "Passions;" Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Josh Duhamel (Leo), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), and Mark Consuelos (Mateo) from "All My Children;" Terri Conn (Katie) and Paul Leyden (Simon) from "As the World Turns;" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget) from "Bold & the Beautiful;" Nancy St. Alban (Michelle), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny), and Ricky Paull Goldin (Guss) from "Guiding Light;" Erika Slezak (Viki) and Roger Howarth (Todd) from "One Life to Live;" Kiko Ellsworth (Jamal), Erin Hershey (Alison) and Brian Presley (Jack) from "Port Charles;" and Peter Bergman (Jack) Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Don Diamont (Brad) from "Young & the Restless."

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). NBCs broadcast of the awards will be produced by the dick clark production group.

Tickets to The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are available to the public through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available during normal box office hours at Radio City Music Hall.

NYC Mayor's Office Honors East Coast Daytime Emmy Nominees at City Hall Reception

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards festivities kicked off in New York at City Hall as the Mayor's Office honored the East Coast nominees on May 1, 2001. Karen Wolitzer, TRO's NY reporter, and former Features Editor for "Soap Opera Magazine," shares her take on the event.

For the past ten years I've been attending soap opera events (for various magazines), and I have to admit, I still get a little thrill every time I walk into a room full of soap stars. So, when Linda told me about an event at City Hall (in New York) honoring the Daytime Emmy nominees, hosted by Mayor Giuliani, and asked me to cover it, I said yes, yes, yes!

Some of my favorite daytime stars are up for awards this year, including Eden Reigel (Bianca, AMC), for her portrayal of a teenage lesbian, Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) who's had a great year, Josh Duhamel, (Leo, AMC) who makes you want to grab Leo every time he walks on screen, and Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose, ATWT) who's marvelously portraying two very different characters. I want all of them to win. And I looked forward to seeing each and every one of them at City Hall. Oddly enough, I was looking forward to seeing the Mayor, too. After all, NYC Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is quite a celebrity himself!

I had never been to City Hall before. The room the event was held in was beautiful. I was very impressed. Patricia Reed Scott, Commissioner of the Mayor's office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting (I had never heard of it) welcomed us and apologized for the Mayor, who was attending a funeral and couldn't join us. I had figured that some of the stars wouldn't be there, due to conflicting work schedules, but I was sure the Mayor would show up for his own party! I was disappointed, but not as disappointed as I was when I realized Josh and Eden hadn't made it either.

On the positive side, Susan Lucci was there -- charming and beautiful as ever. And Montel Williams, who is up for an award, was watching from the side of the room, looking extremely sexy.

The purpose of the event was to award certificates of honor to the nominees, and to thank them for helping to foster the television production industry New York City. Their being recognized for their work and achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in the form of their Daytime Emmy nomination makes the City proud.

After we were welcomed, Deputy Mayor Joseph J. Lhota joked that his speech wouldn't be up to par because his writers were going on strike, too. Then he told us that his mom is a huge ATWT fan. (My mom was a huge "Another World" fan.) I was hoping all the nominees would say something, but the entire event consisted of the nominees posing for photos with the Deputy Mayor and John Cannon, President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Needless to say, it wasn't the most exciting event I've ever been to, but it was affirming to see the City recognize and support the hard work of daytime television industry.

For me, the real fun began when the ceremony ended. Everyone went out into the rotunda for seafood and drinks. Thats when I got a chance to speak with AMC's adorable Jesse McCartney (J.R.), who told me he was at school when he found out he was nominated. (He's in 8th grade) "My dad came to tell me," he said. "They called me down to the principal's office. I was scared to death. But I was thrilled when I found out. I told my best friend and then they announced it on the loud speaker." Jesse's had a wonderful year, going from a little boy named Junior to a teenager who wants to be called J.R. AMC fans, stay tuned. J.R. is in for a roller coaster ride ahead.

I tried to talk with Susan Lucci, but she was surrounded by reporters with TV camera's and all I had was my little tape recorder. Rebecca Budig, who plays Greenlee, Erica's least favorite person in the world, was by Susan's side during the entire event. I couldn't get near her either.

I did get to speak with Martha Byrne, who looked gorgeous. She even shared some big news with us! "Paulo Seganti (Damian) is back, and I'm so excited to be working with him again," she told me with a smile. "I'm having so much fun. I love playing Lily because of her history -- and Rose is funny -- so I get the best of both worlds."

ATWT's Lesli Kay (Molly) was also at the event, but I didn't have a chance to speak with her. However, I did have the pleasure of connecting with ATWT's lovely Terri Conn (Katie). She wouldn't tell me what she was wearing to the Emmy Awards, but she assured me that her dress is beautiful. And as for her storyline, all she would say is "Henry and I go off on an adventure." My trip to City Hall was an adventure, too. Contributed by Karen Wolitzer

Robert Kelker-Kelly Joins General Hospital

In a casting coup, daytime veteran and fan favorite, Robert Kelker-Kelly, has landed the role of Stavros Cassadine, a character presumed to have died at the hands of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) nearly two decades ago! Kelly is known to daytime audiences for his multiple roles on "Another World," and "Days of our Lives" fans will remember his portrayal of Bo Brady from 1992-1995. He has also starred on the primetime series "Touched By an Angel" and "Maybe This time."

"The return of Stavros Cassadine, at a point when the Cassadine/Spencer feud is at the boiling point, will have explosive consequences in this generational and historical story," teased General Hospital executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps. "The role of Stavros is hugely pivotal to the current story, and Robert's talent and charisma will make Stavros' homecoming even more dynamic."

GH fans be sure to tune in as Robert Kelker-Kelly begins airing as Stavros Cassadine on Friday, June 1, 2001.

DOOL's "Bart" Stars in the Independent Feature Film, Ed Gein

Boy, and you thought Stefano and his henchmen had problems! Well, if "Days of our Lives" isn't gory or dastardly enough for you lately, and you still want to see one of your favorite actors, then have we got the perfect movie for you: "Ed Gein." Based on a true story (and the basis for such films as "Psycho" and "Silence of the Lambs"), Steve Blackwood (Stefano's henchman, Bart) portrays a hardware salesman who suspects Ed Geina psychotic mass-murderer of wrongdoing and will do anything to get to the truth. At a special April 25, 2001 screening of the film at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, Blackwood graciously took time out to discuss his "good guy role" in this film as well as the latest news on "Days."

Numerous friends, colleagues, and industry executives showed up for the screening and unanimously applauded Blackwood's realistic and compelling performance in the film. Although there are gory and gruesome situations galore, don't expect to see Blackwood duplicate his infamous "Days" character. "It was wonderful, because I'm a bad guy on ("Days")," he said. "But all actors love to show the other side of the coin. If you do comedy, can you do drama? And I love drama too, so this gave me the chance to really work out those muscles," exclaims Blackwood.

Speaking of his recurring four-year run on "Days," how was Blackwood able to juggle both roles at the same time? Interestingly enough, the shooting of "Ed Gein" corresponded with one of Bart's biggest storylines to date: holding Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) hostage and hanging up Bo (Peter Reckell) in the Paris turret. Blackwood explains, "I was the one who had the glasses and mustache on . . . going from one set to the other. (It was) so stressful, but 'Days' made it happen, which was great."

Now that his "boss," Stefano, is leaving the show however, Turtle Run inquired as to what this meant for Blackwood as well as Bart. "First of all, I love Joe (Mascolo, Stefano)" says Blackwood. "He's been like a father figure, a mentor to me and I'm going to miss him very much. He's a great guy and does wonderful work on the show. I know for a fact that there's a 4,000-signature petition going around saying don't have Stefano go. They'll recast the role if they have to, but it would be difficult seeing someone else play Stefano," Blackwood says. Not one to let the spotlight shine solely on himself, Blackwood has no speculations as to whether the departure of Stefano's character might lead to Bart fulfilling and taking over Stefano's evil ways. "I really don't know. Dr. Rolf (Will Utay) and I have a lot of stuff coming up and I don't know how that is going to affect my work. I'm not really sure and I can't guess. But if he's gone, I'll miss him a lot.that's for sure."

Whether or not Stefano is a part of the equation, don't miss "Days" the week of May 11, 2001. Blackwood returns and hints that Bart and Rolf are going to do something very bad to Salem. As to what exactly that is, Blackwood gives the "you'll just have to wait and see" look! Of course though, knowing the "Days" writers, there will have to be some humorous moments interspersed throughout the storyline. "They've had me in a dress, in an elf outfit, and they've had me do wonderful comedy and drama. (There's a big thanks that goes out) to Tom Langan and the writers for consistently coming up with clever things for Bart to say and do," Blackwood says.

Interestingly, the character of Bart was originally created to last a span of three days. "Fran Bascom ("Days" casting director), hired me to play Bart to build Susan's (Eileen Davidson) secret room so we could get rid of Susan in the mansion," explains Blackwood. As "Days" fans know, the character apparently caught on. Blackwood truly adores his fans and loves being a part of NBC's number one daytime drama. "It's been one of the most marvelous experiences in my life," he says.

For his role in Ed Gein, Blackwood studied the skill of hunting by actually going to the shooting range and learning how to use a gun. He knew some hunters and that helped him create the role. Blackwood says acting is all about imagination and then letting your imagination go. "It's like we're all children, playing in the playground, playing in the sand," he exclaims.

Along with his acting talents, Blackwood is also musically inclined. He sang the national anthem at the April 10th Los Angeles Lakers game in front of 18,000 people; Jack Nicholson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant among them. Blackwood admits he was petrified, but he came through with flying colors! If you are planning on attending the Days Fan Club Weekend in June, Blackwood, along with co-stars Kevin Spirtas (Craig), Patrika Darbo (Nancy), and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) among others, is in the midst of creating quite an eventful show -- singing included!

Visit Blackwood at: www.steveblackwood.com For more on Blackwood in "Ed Gein," also starring Oscar-nominated Carrie Snodgress and Steve Railsback, visit www.edgeinthemovie.com Contributed by Jessica Radloff

ABC "Soap Stars on Tour" Ends on the East Coast with Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC), Saturday, May 12th

"All My Children's" Daytime Emmy winner and current nominee, Michael E. Knight (Tad) appears live at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ for ABC "Soap Stars on Tour" presented by EAS on Saturday, May 12, 2001. As you know, Turtle-Run supported all the ABC stars (see Seeing Stars section below) as they appeared as part of this three month-long promotion that began in San Francisco on March 3, and concludes at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ (the New York metropolitan area) on Saturday, May 12, 2001. For this last event, however, we received a special "media alert" from the network reconfirming Knight's appearance and to spread the word! So, all you NY/NJ metropolitan area AMC fans get on out there and meet "Tad," who is actually taking time off from his vacation just to come out and meet you!

The two-hour event will consist of autograph signing, question-and-answer sessions, and the "Be A Star for a Day Contest." Come on, now! Wouldn't you just love the opportunity to act in a scene with the ever charming, witty, and currently heartsick, Thaddeus J. Martin? Take it from me -- someone who has run lines with MEK. It's a whole heck of a lot of fun, not to mention, rather awesome to observe! He metamorphoses from being Mikey -- regular, normal, down-to-earth guy -- to becoming the character of Tad. Right before your eyes! For the opportunity of a lifetime, entrants get to attend an acting workshop prior to an audition, and the winner will then rehearse with, and perform a scene on stage with, 2-time Emmy Award winner, and multiple Emmy nominee, Michael E. Knight! All as part of the official program. The winner will also have a chance to enter the Grand Prize trip for two to LA or NY to visit the set of their favorite ABC Daytime soap. How cool is that?

The actual event is scheduled from 2-4 PM. For those who are interested in the acting competition, we recommend getting there well before 9 AM. The audition line is scheduled to begin forming at 9 AM. The auditions start at 10 AM. The audition process and the acting class will occur between 10 AM-1PM. Aspiring actors should enter the Mall at the Lord & Taylor court on the lower level. For further info call 201 843-2404. Break a leg, and tell Michael I say "Hi!" :o)

Hispanic Talk Show Host Cristina Saralegui and Comedic Actor Emiliano Diez Guest Star on Passions

Passions features a Hispanic flair when it includes extended guest appearances by Hispanic talk-show host and media maven, Cristina Saralegui ("The Cristina Show"), as well as actor Emiliano Diez ("Los Beltran") as they make their acting debut in an English-language network daytime drama. Beginning in July, for 15 episodes, Saralegui will portray Tia Cristina while Diez will play Tio Francisco Lopez, a married couple who come to the quaint seaside town of Harmony to join in a celebration with their local relatives, the Lopez-Fitzgeralds.

Cristina Saralegui became a household name in the Hispanic community as host of Univision Network's "The Cristina Show," which continues its reign as the number-one talk show on Spanish-language television in the United States. Prior to being named as host of her own program, Saralegui was an extremely successful journalist working for three of the most successful magazines published in Latin America, and in 1979, was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan en Espanol. Today, in addition to her daily appearances on "The Cristina Show," Saralegui co-publishes a monthly magazine (Cristina La Revista), hosts a daily radio show ("Cristina Opina"), and continuously campaigns for AIDS awareness and education for Hispanics. To that end, she established "Arriba La Vida/Up with Life Foundation" in 1996 with her husband and manager, Marcos Avila, and is an active member of the AIDS charity AmFAR. Saralegui has garnered recognition around the world as a leader and role model for the Hispanic community as well as for her philanthropic efforts.

Diez, who is most recognized for his role as Manny Beltran on the Telemundo comedy series "Los Beltran," has also been featured in "Miami Sands," "Sins of the City," "seaQuest," and in the cable movie "So Be Hotel." He also served as co-host of "Mejorando su Hogar." His feature film credits include "The Last Marshal," with Scott Glenn, "Nostromo," and "Caf & Tobacco," among others.

Watch for Saralegui and Diez to begin airing on Passions on Wednesday, July 11, 2001.

One Life to Live's Gina Tognoni Goes off-Broadway for ZazAngels

This past Sunday, May 6th, Gina Tognoni (Kelly) starred alongside Blythe Danner, Brian Dennehy, Patricia Randell and CBS radio anchor, Charles Osgood in the Neil Simon Theatre production of M.Z. Ribalow's "The Nature of the Universe." The performance, hosted by ZazAngles, benefited the ALS Association, founded by the late Emmy Award winning, Michael Zaslow. Tickets were a tax-deductable $150.00 each.

Victor Webster & Forbes March -- Soap Hunks to Super Heroes! OLTL's Kemar de Los Reyes Dances de Salsa & AMC's Mark Pinter stars with Tom Cruise

According to "The Toronto Sun," the syndicated "Mutant X" television series will star Victor Webster (Days of Our Lives), Victoria Pratt (Cleopatra 2525), Lauren Lee Smith (Dark Angel), and Forbes March (All My Children) as genetically altered superheroes. Also "Daily Variety" reports that Anabeth Gish (X-Files) and Kamar de los Reyes (One Life to Live) will star in the VH1 telepic "When the Music Stops," a romantic drama set in the world of salsa dancing. Plus, AMC newcomer, Mark Pinter (Roger) has just completed work on director Cameron Crowe's latest film, "Vanilla Sky," starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz.

What's Up with The Sopranos?

Airing this week 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 next Sunday, May 13, 2001 is episode #38, titled "Amour Fou." In this episode, Jackie, Jr. is inspired by Ralph. As a result, he decides to "make his move" in organized crime. While over at the Soprano's, guilt prompts Carmela to make quite the interesting confession to her priest. Will Tony find out?

Chat Live with The Sopranos Young Heartthrob

Meadow may be head over heels for him, but is Jackie Jr. in over his head as he attempts to "make the move" into organized crime? Get the scoop on what drove Jackie Jr. to go against Tony Soprano's wishes when Jason Cerbone (Jackie Jr.) goes online for a live chat at www.HBO.com on Sunday, May 13 (10:00 p.m. ET). The chat begins immediately after the "Amour Fou" episode of THE SOPRANOS airs on HBO.

The Latest on SoapNet's SoapCenter

For those of you who subscribe to the SoapNet channel and regularly watch SoapCenter, you already know that executives have been retooling the shows format since early this year. With the announcements that Brooke Alexander and David Forsythe had been scrapped as hosts and the powers that be were taking the show in a new direction, SoapCenter has continued to air in the form of encore presentations.

However, as most of you know, Turtle Run continues to post the newest segments premiering on SoapCenter, even though no new episodes of the show are airing. We explained our confusion to SoapNet, who informed us that SoapNet is still creatively coming up with new ideas for the show. According to the spokesperson for SoapNet, the new SoapCenter segments are now airing in 1, 3 and 5-minute episodes throughout the day. There is no schedule for when certain segments will air. For now, you will just have to keep your TV tuned to SoapNet all day in order to catch your favorite segments!

The good news is that SoapCenter will temporarily return with brand new programming in time for the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Although an encore presentation of SoapCenter's coverage of the 2000 Daytime Emmy Awards will air on Emmy Night, Friday, May 18th, brand new episodes recapping all the winners and parties will be shown May 25th and June 1st. New episodes of SoapCenter will hopefully begin airing shortly thereafter.

In the meantime, keep enjoying SoapNet and we will bring you news of SoapCenter's new launch date as soon as it happens. Contributed by Jessica Radloff

Premiering on SoapCenter, Monday, May 7, 2001

Behind the Scenes - Who Killed OLTL's Colin? Colin is dead on OLTL. But while Ty Treadway's run as the villainous doctor is over, the intrigue and excitement surrounding Colin's murder is just beginning. Get a special sneak peek at all the suspects, the set-up and the scandal that will surely rock Llanview! "What about Bo," Treadway suggests. "Are we ruling Bo out? I went after his ex-wife, his ex-fiance, Lindsay, and his current fiance, Lanie. I got my eye on Bo!"

Emmy Spotlight #6 - Lead Actress Get closer than ever to the talented nominees for the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy: Martha Bryne (Lily/Rose, ATWT), Marcy Walker, Julia Barr, Susan Lucci (Liza, Brooke and Erica, AMC), and last year's winner, Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B). "This nomination is different because I've never been nominated in the Lead Actress category before," Byrne says. "I've been in the business and on the show since I was 15, and I think a lot of people still see me as a child as opposed to a young leading lady. Now, I am with the big guns!"

Feature Report -- ATWT Fan-Club Event Hot on the heels of the CBS show's 45th anniversary and 25 Daytime Emmy nominations, comes the festive annual fan-club gathering. The entire cast is invited for an afternoon of food, fond memories and fan interaction, and you'll get to share in all the excitement from the actor's point of view. According to Craig Lawlor (Adam), "Dude, these people are nuts! It's like going to a Yankee game; they're cheering and stuff. It's awesome, and it is just a fun thing to come to!"

Feature Report - Real-Life Soap Moms How do some of your favorite soap actresses balance real-life motherhood with the joys and demands of stardom? Some of their answers may surprise you. "I look at her and I see she's from China, and yet, really, when I look at her all I see is my daughter," says Jill Larson (Opal, AMC) of her adopted daughter, Anni-Ming.

Behind the Scenes -- Photographer John Paschal What is it like making your living taking pictures of the glamorous men and women of the soaps? Just ask veteran lensman, John Paschal, one of the top photographers on the West Coast. You'll hear from John and some of the talented performers that he photographs. What a dream job! "John makes actors comfortable," says "Soap Opera Weekly" photo editor Patricia J. Carroll. "He is very funny and personable, and I think that's part of the charm the actors relate to at the photo shoots."

**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.**

And Don't Forget -- The Unforgettable Weddings are coming!

In more SoapNet news, From June 4 - July 1, 2001, the cable channel will feature all your favorite weddings from ABC soap history. Highlights include "All My Children's" fairy-tale weddings of Nina & Cliff (1980), and Jenny & Craig (1984); Bo & Nora's rock & roll wedding on "One Life to Live" (1995); the weddings of Anna & Duke (1987) and Ned & Lois (1995) on "General Hospital" and Erica Kane's 1978 wedding to Tom Cudahy. But that's just the beginning. Stay tuned to Turtle Run for the weekly rundown of what wonderful and unforgettable weddings will air each week.

In the meantime, look for the selection of "All My Children" weddings to air the week of June 4th, "One Life to Live" weddings to air the week of June 11th, "General Hospital" and "Port Charles" weddings to air the week of June 18th, and the week of June 25th will be dedicated to five of Erica Kane's (AMC) wonderful weddings! The unforgettable weddings marathon will air between 6-7 PM ET (3-4 PM PT) Monday-Friday.

There will also be marathon recaps every weekend and SoapNet.com will provide in-depth synopses of each episode, chronicle the history of each couple, provide clips of the wedding vows, and more. Plus, SoapCenter will highlight each event week, featuring wedding stories involving the soap stars or soap characters throughout the month. Casting

All My Children: 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. Ellen Lancaster plays the recurring role of Mrs. Carter. Her first airdate is Wednesday, May 30, 2001. Tim Hopper plays the recurring role of Mr. Carter and will also begin airing on May, 30th. Catrina Ganey plays the recurring role of Nurse Zora. Her first airdate is Tuesday, June 5, 2001. Marguerite MacIntyre plays the role of Regina Caroll. She airs on Thursday, June 7, 2001. Alana DeLaGarza has been cast in the contract role of Rosa Santos. Her first airdate is Thursday, June 14, 2001. Jack Scalia has been cast in the contract role of Chris Stamp. His first airdate is Thursday, June 28, 2001.

Days of Our Lives: Kurt Sinclair portrays Sargent Combs of the Salem PD on Thursday, May 10, 2001.

General Hospital: Robert Kelker-Kelly has been cast as Stavros Cassadine. His first airdate is Friday, June 1, 2001.

One Life to Live: 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.

Passions: Cristina Saralegui has been cast in the recurring role of Tia Cristina, and Emiliano Diez has been cast in the recurring role of Tio Francisco Lopez. Their first scheduled airdate is Wednesday, July 11, 2001.

Port Charles: 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 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.

Days of Our Lives: 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: 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 AM 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. On Saturday, May 26, 2001 join Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) and Bruce Michael Hall (Reese) when they appear at Seventeen Magazine's "Best Friend Search" at the Charlestown Mall in St. Charles, IL. The event begins at 1 PM. The Charlestown Mall is located at 3800 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL. 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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