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Emmy tickets, GH Tennis Auction, GL's ALMA nod & NBC goes country

Tickets to The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are currently available to the public through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available during normal box office hours at Radio City Music Hall beginning Thursday, April 19, 2001. Call the Radio City Event line for further information at 212 247-4777.

General Hospital Stars Headline Annual Tennis Auction Ball

Tava Smiley (Chloe) and Wally Kurth (Ned) will be the special guests at the Cystic Fibrosis Annual Tennis Auction Ball on Saturday, April 28, 2001 in Pittsburg, PA at the Omni William Penn Hotel's Grand Ballroom. The cocktail hour and silent auction will be held at 6-7 PM, the grand prize and live team auction will be held from 7-8 PM, with dinner at 8-9 PM followed by the smooth sound of Jimmy Sapienza's Five Guys Named Moe. This two-day event culminates in a pro/AM tennis tournament at Oxford Athletic Club East which starts at 11 AM, on Sunday (I think! Be sure to call to confirm this). Franco Harris is one of the featured players along with many professional and amateur players.

But the real treat for GH fans is the special guest appearances of Tava Smiley (Chloe) and Wally Kurth (Ned). As you all know, Chloe burst into Port Charles in the spring of 1999. She brings a unique energy and sense of whimsy to the landscape. Chloe recently married the enigmatic Ned Ashton through a madcap turn of events, but her play to keep her company may cost Chloe her heart's true desire the charismatic and dashing Jax! Along with her work on GH, Smiley has guest starred on Beverly Hills 90210, Nash Bridges, the Pretender, Baywatch, and Pensecola. She also appeared in the Mike Figgis film, One Night Stand, before landing the role of Chloe on GH. She most recently finshed shooting a supporting role in the independent feature Solid Ones. Smiley and her cat, Maria Bean, reside in LA.

Wally Kurth, Ned, is a man truly cut from the 'Quartermaine' clothe. Clever, ambitious and indefatigable in his business objectives, his inherited business ferocity took a heavy toll when his beloved wife, Lois, left the confines of the family mansion with their baby daughter to keep her safe from the family toxicity. Along with his role on GH, DOOL fans remember Kurth as Justin Kiraikis. He joined GH in 1992. His popularity is evidenced by being selected in 1996 as the Most Valuable Player on GH by readers of Soap Opera Update magazine. He was also nominated Hottest Male Star by Soap Opera Digest in 1996.

Kurth was born in Billings, Montana and grew up with a strong interest in acting and music. He is also active in the LA Equity waiver theatrical arena where he has worked as an actor and director along with writing and performing music with his partner, Christian Taylor. Their two albums, Kurth & Taylor and Half & Half, have received critical praise from Billboard magazine. Currently, Kurth and Taylor are touring the country promoting their new album, Nashville.

All you Pittsburgh, PA GH fans get on out and meet Chloe and Ned this Saturday, April 28th. Call the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 412 321-4422 for further information.

Guiding Light Gets ALMA Nod

Guiding Light has been nominated for Outstanding Daytime Drama by the National Council of La Raza for the 2001 ALMA Awards (American Latino Media Arts Awards). In addition, Miriam Colon (Maria) and Saundra Santiago (ex Carmen) have also received nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama. The 2001 ALMA Awards ceremony will tape on Sunday, April 22, 2001 in Los Angeles, and will air Friday, June 1, 2001 on ABC.

Meet Port Charles Michael Easton

On May 11, 2001 Port Charles fans will be treated to the first appearance of the character of Michael. He will complicate lives in Port Charles throughout the summer. Played by actor Michael Easton, the character of Michael is sure to cause a bit of a stir.

Days of our Lives fans will remember Easton as Tanner Scofield, a role he played on DOOL from 1989-1992. His extensive list of credits include lead roles in the television series 413 Hope Street, and Total Recall 2070, as well as the upcoming mini-series, Diamond Hunters. He has also starred in a number of MOW's such as The 70's, What We Did that Night, Shadow of a Stranger, and Dazzle. However, my most favorite of his past performances include his guest-starring roles on Ally McBeal (and subsequently, The Practice) where he played a rather well-endowed nude male model named Glenn, who caused Ally's eyes to open wide in art class!

But acting is not Easton's only entertainment industry pursuit. In 1995 he served as writer/director/producer/editor on the Sundance Film Festival motion picture Daedalus is Dead. He also penned the script for Monty, a biopic for one of his earliest heros, Montgomery Clift. In addition to writing screenplays, the talented actor published a book of poetry in 1997 titled Eighteen Straight Whiskeys.

NBC Daytime Goes Country

In an unprecedented coup, and for the first time in event history, The Country Music Association announced a partnership with NBC Daytime for Fan Fair, 2001, the "world's biggest country music festival." This marks the first time the association has selected a broadcast network as a partner. For this event, eleven of NBC's daytime stars from Passions and Days of our Lives are scheduled to appear. DOOL fan favorites like Peter Reckell (Bo), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) and Passions Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Travis Schuldt (Ethan). Dana Sparkes (Grace) and McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) will be on hand to take part in numerous activities, including autograph signings, attending concerts, conducting media interviews and making special appearances and performing at the NBC Daytime Fan Fair After Hours party.

"We are thrilled to have the exclusive opportunity to bring NBC Daytime stars to Nashville to meet the many fans of country music who also love DOOL and Passions," said Sheraton Kalouria, SVP, NBC Daytime. "It is a unique and exciting opportunity to connect with our dedicated viewers."

The event is set for June 14-17 in downtown Nashville. For further information and all the latest schedules visit . Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster, or 866 Fan Fair.

Rodney Van Johnson (TC, Passions) Named Cancer Research Advocate

Rodney Van Johnson has been named the pancreas cancer research advocate for the National Familial Pancreatic Tumor Registry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Van Johnson will be making public appearances and appearing in print ads, making an outreach to the African American community to register with NFPTR. For more information on the NFPTR (the National Familial Pancreatic Tumor Registry) visit .

Jay Picket (Frank) helps Port Charles Celebrates 1000th Episode

On Friday, April 20, 2001 Port Charles aired episode 1000. Original cast member, Jay Picket (Frank) was available for interviews to commemorate this great day for the up and coming soap. We learned that on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 (this Wednesday!) Frank and Karen finally cement their feelings for each other and make love! Two days later, Frank realizes that his actions over the past few months have led to a disastrous event that has caused him to alter the lives of Port Charles residents and lose Karen, possibly forever!

Jay Picket originated the role of Frank Scanlon, the complicated older brother of Joe. In Pickett's skilled hands, Frank has been transformed from an average medical technician to a complex and driven figure. Frank's animosity towards those who get in his way makes for a volatile and unpredictable blend of intrigue and danger.

Picket was born in Spokane, Washington and grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. He received his B.A. degree in acting at Boise State University, and his M.F.A in acting from UCLA. He appeared in numerous theatrical productions at both schools. Breaking into television, he guest-starred in the television miniseries, Rags to Riches, and followed with roles on such series as China Beach, Mr. Belvedere, Dragnet, Jake and the Fatman, Days of Our Lives, Perry Mason, and Matlock. Married with two daughters, Picket resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys most sports, including football, basketball, and skiing. He is also an expert roper and western rider. His nephew Cody Pickett is a quarterbck for the University of Washington. His birthday is February 10.

Lemus, Ross, Sparks and Ulrich Walk with Avon

Eva Tamargo Lemus, Tracey Ross, Dana Sparks and Kim Johnston Ulrich are the official representatives of the 8th Annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women, presented by The Entertainment Indusrty Foundation on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 8 PM at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. One of the nation's largest 5K events, the 8th Annual Revlon Walk/Run is designed to raise money for research, education and preventaion of breast and ovarian cancer and has raised over $17 million to date. The Passions stars will join this year's host, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, and Karen Duffy in helping raise money for this very worthy organization. Call the Walk/Run hotline at 310 393-6344.

PC's Victor Collings Moonlights!

Veteran actor Nicholas Pryor (Victor, PC) stays quite busy these days between shooting scenes for Port Charles and guest starring on a number of shows. In case you missed it, Pryor appeared on Gideon's Crossing on April 2, 2001. He played the high-powered, egocentric physician opposite series star Andre Braugher. He also just wrapped shooting a television sitcom pilot called, Bliss. In Bliss, Pryor again crosses into medical territory as an eccentric doctor. Bliss centers on the lead character played by comedian Debbie Gutierrez. The show also stars Teri Garr and Susan Ruttan. Pryor can also be seen in an upcoming 2-part role on Diagnosis Murder. Check local listings.

What's Up with The Sopranos?

Airing this week is episode #35, titled "The Telltale Moozadell" where Tony is king of the road when he checks out a new Mercedes, and the Mercedes-Benz dealer, Gloria Trillo. Could Tony's interest in the car saleswoman lead to a collision at home? Later, Tony gives Carmela a sapphire ring for her birthday, and Christopher gives Adrianna her very own music club. In the meantime, Anthony, Jr. is busted for vandalizing the school swimming pool.

Premiering next Sunday, April 29, 2001 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 on SoapCenter, Monday, April 23, 2001

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, PC) The Port Charles original cast member and former GH star reflects on the highly dramatic and always riveting life of his on-screen alter ego.

Alan Oppenheimer (Alistair, Passions) Patriarch Alistair Crane rules Harmony with an iron fist, but viewers have never seen his face. Only his voice is heard, provided by veteran character actor, Alan Oppenheimer. Well, viewers still won't see Alan's face in this profile, not even his profile! However, SoapCenter takes viewers behind-the-scenes at Passions for a very different kind of interview! "It's like radio you don't know what the fella looks like, and everybody's interpretation of what Alistair looks like is a little different based on your experience and your imagination," Oppenheimer tells us. "And I think that is very, very powerful."

Terri Conn (Katie, ATWT) Special Contributor, Mimi Torchin, has a fun-filled, and at times, very emotional, chat with first time Emmy nominee and bride-to-be, Terri Conn. "Last year (at the Emmys) everybody looked at us like, 'Who are you? Oh, As the World Turns? Is that still on the air?' We weren't treated very well, so this year, we're gonna live it up," Conn promises.

EMMY Spotlight # 4 This time SoapCenter salutes the five handsome and talented actors nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy: Josh Duhamel, Michael E. Knight (Leo and Tad, AMC), Michael Park, Benjamin Hendrickson and Hunt Block (Jack, Hal, and Craig, ATWT).

Real Andrews (Taggert, GH) The handsome actor is on a crusade to raise money and awareness for cancer-related charities in honor of his recently deceased brother. In a highly emotional interview while at a photo shoot for his upcoming calendar (proceeds benefit his brother's favorite charities), and through private family pictures and tender recollections, Andrews pays tribute to his brother and the fans that have supported his charitable endeavor. "My brother passed away a year ago and I promised to keep raising money for cancer in his memory," Andrews says. "He was going through (chemotherapy) at that time and he said what really made him sad was to see the kids that didn't know what was going on in their life, just walking around, smiling and thinking life was normal when it wasn't"

**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: Colleen Dion's (Leslie) last airdate is Friday, April 27, 2001.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.

As the World Turns: Mary Beth Evans' last airdate as Sierra is Wednesday, April 25, 2001.

Days of Our Lives: This week Robert Benvenisti continues as high school nerd, Kevin Lambert and Lindsay Hollister continues as plus-size high school student, Susan Adamson. John Apicella is the diner owner where Katie works. John Flanders is David Mack. Bill Cross portrays Police Commissioner Samuels. Rolanda Watts returns as Cameron Reese, Brady's lawyer, and George Wyner is Leon Stern, the judge presiding over the arbitration.

General Hospital: Sarah Brown's (Carly) last airdate is April 24, 2001. Tamara Braun assumes the role of Carly. Her first airdate is May 2, 2001.

Guiding Light: Samuel Baum and Terrence Riordan play palace guards beginning Monday, April 23, 2001.Frederick B. Owens and Dominic Fumusa play Hank and Lou respectively on April, 25, 2001. Trish McCall returns as Mrs. Weymouth on Thursday and Friday, April 26, 27, 2001. Marguerite Macintyre plays an associate of fashion designer, Priscilla on Friday, April 27, 2001. Ken Barnett plays a palace aide on Friday, April 27, 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.

Passions: Ryan McPartlin joins the cast as Hank Bennett. His first airdate is Thursday, April 24, 2001.

Port Charles: Kevin McCorkle will be a bartender on Monday, April 23, 2001. Laura Skill has been cast n the role of Summer and appears on Tuesday, April 24, 2001. 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.

Seeing Stars

AMC: On April 28, 2001 see Cameron Mathison (Ryan) at Funny Farm Comedy Club at the Holiday Inn in Youngstown, OH. Call 330 759-4242 for info. Also on April 28, 2001 see Josh Duhamel (Leo), Soap Star on Tour, at the King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia, PA. Call 610 265-5727 for info. Again on April 27-28, see Walt Willey (Jack) at the Comedy Forum, St. Louis, MO. Call 636 498-1234. 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.

As the World Turns: On Saturday, April 28, 2001 in Naples, FL at the Forest Glen Country Club, and on Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the Eagle Creek Country Club, join Michael Park (Jack) along with many cast members from Guiding Light (see Guiding Light below) for the Celebrity Pro-AM Golf Tournament beginning at 8 AM each day. For info call 914 642-3378.

Days of Our Lives: On April 28 Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip) and Bruce Michael Hall (Reese, Passions) play charity basketball with the Hollywood Hoopsters at Ruskin HS in Kansas City, MO. Call 818 752-2265 for info.

Guiding Light: On Saturday, April 28, 2001, Lea Salonga (Lien) performs in concert at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ beginning at 8 PM. For ticket info call 800 736-1420. On Saturday, April 28, 2001 in Naples, FL at the Forest Glen Country Club, and on Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the Eagle Creek Country Club, join George Alvarez (Fr. Ray), Frank Dicopoulos (Frank), Mark Dobies (Noah), Maureen Garrett (Holly), David Andrew Macdonald (Prince Edmund), Michael O'Leary (Dr. Rick), Victoria G. Platt (Vicky), Susan Pratt (Claire), Wesley Ramsey (Sam), Brittany Snow (Susan), Nancy St. Alban (Michelle), Terrell Tilford (David), Jordi Vilasuso (Tony), Kim Zimmer (Reva), plus Beth Ehlers (Harley), Justin Deas (Buzz), Laura Bell Bundy (Marah), and Michael Park (Jack, ATWT) for the Celebrity Pro-AM Golf Tournament beginning at 8 AM. For info call 914 642-3378.

Passions: On Thursday, April 26 see Deanna Wright (Kay) at the Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball game at Moorpark HS, Moorpark, CA. For more info, visit . On Friday April 27 and Saturday, April 28, join James Hyde (Sam) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA for Fit Fest, sponsored by NBC 10. Hyde joins Pat O'Brien from Access Hollywood, Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DOOL) and other celebrities to meet and greet fans. For more info, visit On April 28 Bruce Michael Hall and Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip, DOOL) playing charity basketball with the Hollywood Hoopsters at Ruskin HS in Kansas City, MO. Call 818 752-2265 for info. On April 28, 2001 join Natalie Zea (Gwen), Dana Sparks (Grace), Jade Harlow (Jessica), Deanna Wright (Kay) Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Galen Gering (Luis), James Hyde (Sam), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar), Ben Masters (Julian), Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel), Tracey Ross (Eve), Travis Schuldt (Ethan), Rodney Van Johnson (TC), and McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for William Shatner's 11th Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. Tickets are $15, $25, and $50 (including dinner). Call 818 840-9066. 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. Join the entire cast of Passions at the 2nd Annual Passions Fan Club Event on Saturday, July 14, 2001. Stay tuned to TRO for further details!

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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