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Stars on the town, Interviews and DOOL's Cabaret

This is the last week to cast your ballot in the 3rd Annual TRO Daytime Cybby Awards. For instructions on how to vote, and the official ballot, visit the Cybbys Forum on the Turtle-Run Message Boards. Email your completed ballot to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by this 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.

Nominees, Presenters, and Castmembers Party for the Emmys in Los Angeles

From "Passions" new heartthrob, Ryan McPartland (Hank), to "General Hospital's" Marissa Rameriz (Gia) and Tamara Braun (Carly), "Port Charles'" Kiko Elsworth (Jamal), DOOL's Kevin Spirtas (Craig), and so many others, the daytime stars came out at night to celebrate the Daytime Emmys in Los Angeles. At a reception held on Sunset Blvd. at "fenix," a restaurant in West Hollywood's Argyle Hotel -- an art deco landmark with breathtaking views of the city -- there were no fancy ceremonies, no heartfelt speeches, no pomp and circumstance, just delicious hors d' oeuvres, tasty cold drinks, and lots of great conversation.

McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan, Passions), who is always delighted to see Turtle Run, looked absolutely ravishing in a silky, black, virtually skin-tight, strapless sheathe. Dazzling diamond earrings brought out the sparkle in her eyes. Erin Hersey (Alison, PC) also looked tres adorable, and was as bubbly and jovial as usual. I don't think the smile left her face the entire night. Tamara Clatterbuck (Barb, DOOL) was among the first to arrive, and also gave Turtle Run a big hello! The folks from B&B were late, as there was a major press conference held on the B&B set to announce the new Latino storyline. Stay tuned to B&B for some exciting times ahead. Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DOOL) was supposed to attend, but didn't make it. However, co-star, Kevin Spirtas (Craig, DOOL) was there as his usual charming and gracious self and filled us in on some of his latest endeavors. (See below.) Adrienne Frantz (Amber, B&B) received some home decorating advice from fellow Emmy Nominee, Christopher Lowell ("The Christopher Lowell Show") and for a little excitement, somehow, someone threw a glass of something into the pool!

Making a splash of our own, TRO took the opportunity to catch up with a few of the stars. Marissa Rameriz (Gia, GH) arrived with her significant other, Jack Cain, in tow. (Cain, by the way, could be a soap star himself.) Happy to be a working actor, Rameriz shared her sentiments about her current storyline. "I love being a vicious character. It is so much fun to play," she says. "(But) I think they are (now) making me be really nice and befriending Elizabeth, and pretty much everybody on the show. It's sweet for now, but I really hope that it changes back to me being a little vixen again!" Recognizing that it's good to have a vixen on any show, Rameriz confided that she has a lot of fun playing that kind of role. She also enjoys working with the rest of the younger crowd. "They call me 'the kid,'" she said with a laugh. "I love that. It makes me feel younger!" She says that although acting on a soap can be difficult, as it is work, she always tries to make the work as fun as possible. "You should always enjoy your work," she says. "And I do!" Rameriz was also excited to be heading east for the 28th Annual Daytime Emmys. "I am one of the few from 'General Hospital' who are going," she revealed. "A lot of people were not that happy that no one got nominated from GH. A lot of them felt that their work should have been recognized. But I am going to go and support the show because I am all about having fun in your job. It's not about winning an award. (The awards show) is just a big party, and I love to get dressed up and party. So I am going to be there." Born and bred in Los Angeles, Rameriz has never been to New York. "I am spending four days there and I am really excited about it," she says. Not sure what she will wear to the event, she felt she would most likely stay away from anything traditional. "I am bored with gowns. I will probably just go and be me. Like with something funky and comfortable. Look for something very different!"

With a tinge of shyness, a charming sense of humor, and drop-dead gorgeous good looks, Passions' Ryan McPartland (Hank) is a living doll. (No offense, Timmy! LOL) He just loves being the new Hank. "It was quite an adventure the first couple of weeks out," he said with a laugh. "I came in right in the middle of trying to save people from Hell! It was quite a start!" McPartland is as interested as everyone else to see how Hank is now going to impact the other lives in Harmony. "The thing that kind of worries me (as an actor) about the daytime world, is that everybody keeps you in the dark just as much as everyone else. Hopefully," he reflected, "I hope I will find a girl sometime soon, settle down and have a nice life (in Harmony)!" On the show a mere two months, McPartland felt comfortable fitting in right from the get go. "I've been on a number of sets since I've been in this town. It was like 'you're the new guy.' It's like being the new kid in school. With Passions I walked in and it was like I've known everybody for a long time," he said. "I sincerely mean that. Everyone was very kind and welcoming, and after one day, it seemed like I've known them for years. It was a great fit." Even though he knows he took over the role from someone else (Dalton James), he feels that the role of Hank Bennett was written just for him. "I've been doing most of my scenes with Galen (Gering, Luis) and McKenzie (Westmore, Sheridan), and obviously the people that you do your scenes with you get closest with, at least initially. Galen and McKenzie are great."

At this point, Rodney Van Johnson (TC) approached saying "Wait. What about Rodney Van Johnson?" McPartland blushed and laughed with a deep, sexy tone. "The one who guided you and pulled you over to the corner and told you about life, so why do you wanna dis me, man?" Van Johnson teased. "Right," responded McPartland, with a giggle. "Rodney has taken me under his wing. He's told me what it's all about!"

Van Johnson admitted that he missed working with Lena Cardwell (ex Simone). "You never want to see anyone out of work. I miss my Lena very, very much. But I love my new daughter (Chrystee Phariss) just as much. So, I am happy that someone is working, but at the same time, someone else is not working. You've grown an alliance with the first person, and I miss Lena a lot, but I am happy for my new daughter. We even found out that Chrystee's mother and my aunt went to the same college together. That is kind of nice." Plus, Van Johnson loves being on Passions. "It's a blast," he said. "It's the best job I've had in a while. It's a lot of fun!" He is also looking forward to going to the Emmys. "He is going to show me around New York," chimed in McPartland. Guess Van Johnson really has taken McPartland under his wing! LOL

Tamara Braun (new Carly, GH) is a sheer delight, and is so excited to be playing the role of Carly, even though she knows she has some pretty big shoes to fill. "I was terrified at first," she said with a laugh. "Now that my feet are wet, it is better. You go into a new environment, with people who have been there forever - old timers who are so good at what they do - but everyone has been so wonderful, it is comfortable (for me) now." Braun feels that she is blessed to be working with co-star, Maurice Benard (Sonny). "He is a sheer dream to work with," she said. "He is patient, and supportive and wonderful!" It will be interesting to see just how Sonny deals with Carly's betrayal. "I am not sure how that is going to impact their relationship," she admitted. "I would like him to be able to forgive her completely. I would love to continue to work with Maurice." Braun also let us in on a little secret. "I was more brunette when I first started on the show. Now I am much blonder. Everyone says that I look so similar to Sarah Brown (ex Carly). I do see a resemblance." Braun, who is working in daytime for the first time, would love to see the writers continue the Sonny and Carly love story. "I've seen some of the fan mail," she said. "Even though the fans are sorry that Sarah (Brown) left, they would rather see the character of Carly stay. (They say that) they love the love story. So, I don't know if the writers will continue to do (the Carly/Sonny love story), or if they can, that's up to them." Braun got the part after she was called in on a casting call by GH Casting Director, Mark Teschner. "Mark had seen me a couple of times. I always go in to see him. He is just the nicest man. The nicest casting director out there. I read for the part of a young, vivacious and feisty woman. It was a contract role. I didn't know it was for the part of Carly. I new nothing of what it was. I went in and auditioned three or four times, was (screen) tested, met with Maurice and did the scene together on a Wednesday, and I found out (I got the role) on the next Monday."

Kiko Elsworth (Jamal, PC) unequivocally has THE most sensitive, sincere, sexy sky blue eyes! We talked about his presenting at the Daytime Emmys. "I am not nervous at all," he said. "I am very, very excited about it. I haven't thought about it much because I have been working a lot lately, and a lot of things are going on in my life, but when I get on the plane and get to the hotel, that's when the excitement will really show through. I am really looking forward to it," even though he has no idea what category he will present! He does know who will join him as his date. "My mom!" he said with a big smile. Far as life in Port Charles, Elsworth feels that Jamal has been taken advantage of. "He's been made to look bad in front of Zach," said Elsworth. "Zach has slapped him in the face, and Jamal has turned his face one too many times. I'd really like Zach's karma to come around for him." In other words, Elsworth feels that Zach is due for a little payback. But will Jamal be the one to give it to him? We'll have to tune in and see. Elsworth enjoys working with Erin Hersey (Alison) and feels that their characters will continue to bond and grow closer as time goes on. "Even Amanda is on good terms with Alison now, so she will be coming back into our lives now, I think. But in a different light than we've seen her before," revealed Elsworth. He is also fond of the new 12-week story arc format of the show. "I love that," he said. "I am all about change and growth. Even if at the time it doesn't seem like it's for the better, as long as there is change occurring, that is what life is all about. That is growth right there in and of itself."

Kevin Spirtas (Craig, DOOL) told TRO all about the upcoming Cabaret with the Wesleys. "It's our third annual fan club extravaganza event. This year, we are continuing with the theme of collecting cast members who are interested in showing up and having a good time. It keeps the family morale going and it's a great way to give back to the fans!" It's a variety show where Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Spirtas host the singing and dancing. "We will do our duets again," said Kevin. "We will have a few solos, also. And Nadjia Bjorlin (Chloe) will sing, and Kyle Lowder (Brady), Kirsten Storms (Belle) and Farah Fath (Mini), Valerie Wildman and James Reynolds, Steve Blackwood (Bart), Tamara Clatterbuck -- it shows all the fans, who don't already know, that there are different sides to us." Spirtas, who started his performing career on Broadway, says that singing and dancing is where his true love lies. "It's where my heart is," he said. Spirtas is also now working with Ron Abel (a musical composer) on his next act, which he hopes to be performing in cities all over the U.S. "And casinos, cruise ships, I am really gonna try and get something going," he said with a laugh. He is also scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the LA Dodgers home game on August 2, 2001. Plus, St. Louis, MO fans, watch for Kevin to return to his hometown and sing the National Anthem at a home Rams game! "I am really excited about that," he said. Far as the way things are going in Salem, Kevin wouldn't mind a bit of an expanded role. "I have such a great time working with Patrika Darbo and Nadjia Bjorlin. We have such a great little triangle. I would like to see them really reveal the father at this point, so that we could have some good drama. I am looking forward to whoever the father is, and that reveal. And, I would love for the story line to open up and cross over to some other characters. Whether it is with Nancy going outside the relationship, or Craig. I think its time. We'll see!"

Daytime Emmy Creative Craft Achievement Awards Announced in Bi-Coastal Ceremony

On Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC and at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA, the awards for the Daytime Creative Crafts were announced. The Creative Craft Awards honor the behind-the-scenes artists and craftspeople that help make the show a reality each day.

"As the World Turns" won 4 awards: Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series; Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design; Outstanding Achievement in MakeUp for a Drama Series; Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series.

"All My Children" won 2 awards: Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series.

"One Life to Live" also won 2 awards: Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series.

"Guiding Light" won for Outstanding Original Song, and "Young & the Restless" won for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series. Congratulations to all the winners!

Presenters who had the honor of distributing the awards at the NY festivities included AMC's Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Eden Riegel (Bianca), Marj Dusay (Vanessa), J. Eddie Peck (Jake), Jennifer Bassey (Marian) and Laura Allen (Laura); ATWT's Martha Bryne (Rose/Lily), Terri Conn (Katie), Lesli Kay (Molly), Paul Taylor (Isaac), Kristina Sisco (Abigail), and Guenia Lemos (Ruby); GL's Laura Bell Bundy (Marah), Frank Dicopoulos (Frank), Victoria Platt (Vicky), Terrell Tilford (David), Jordi Vilasuso (Tony), Jessica Jimenez (Catalina), and Laura Wright (Cassie);, and from OLTL, Lisa Peluso (Gina), Mark Derwin (Ben), Gina Tognoni (Kelly) and Erin Torpey (Jessica) with special guest, Emeril Lagasse ("The Essence of Emeril").

On the west coast, presenters included, B&B's John McCook (Eric), Darlene Conley (Sally), Sarah Buxton (Morgan) and Sean Kanan (Deacon); DOOL's Patrika Darbo (Nancy), Kevin Spirtas (Craig), Julianne Morris (Greta), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), GH's Constance Towers (Helena), John Ingle (Edward), Marissa Ramierez (Gia); Passions' Ben Masters (Julian), Juliet Mills (Tabitha), Rodney Van Johnson (TC), Tracey Ross (Eve); PC's Alex Mendoza (Joe), Ion Overman (Gabriela), Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Kelly Monaco (Livvie) and Carly Schroeder (Serena);, and Y&R's David Lago (Raul), David Tom (Billy), Peter Bergman (Jack), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), and Bryant Jones (Nate), plus ex GH star Donna Pescow.

Stay tuned to Turtle Run for next week's Top of the Week where we take you "Inside the Bubble" at this event on both coasts. Plus, we have some interesting comments from many of the stars regarding their current storylines, so dont forget to check back with us next week!

Pre-Emmy Events in NYC!

Port Charles fans be on the lookout for Erin Hersey (Alison), Kelly Monaco (Livvie), Kiko Ellsworth (Jamal) and Brian Presley (Jack) at Planet Hollywood Times Square on Thursday, May 17, 2001. The Port Charles stars will be donating a motorcross outfit worn by Brian Presley on the show to Planet Hollywood's vast collection. The stars will arrive between 12:30 an 1 PM.

Y&R and B&B fans head on over to Rockefeller Center, and find your way to the NBC Building (30 Rockefeller Plaza) on Thursday, May 17, 2001 to catch a glimpse of your favorites from both shows as they celebrate the Emmys at their annual NYC Emmy luncheon. Look for stars to arrive from 12 noon on, and depart from about 2:00 PM on.

Damian Returns to ATWT

Last Thursday, May 10, 2001, Paolo Seganti returned to ATWT as Damian Grimaldi, reprising the role he played from April 1993 to January 1996 and briefly revisited in the summer of 1997. "When we last saw Damian," said ATWT EP, Chris Goutman, "he had told Lily that he was devoting himself to life in a monastery. His unexpected arrival in town calls his recent past into question, and brings with it an element of danger." Grimaldi returns to Oakdale with a personal agenda that immediately causes friction in the household of his ex-wife, Lily Snyder. Last Top of the Week we reported that Martha Bryne (Lily/Rose) couldn't be more delighted that Seganti has returned. "Im so excited to be working with him again," she told TRO.

Since Seganti's departure from daytime drama, he has kept quite busy being featured in the films "Tea with Mussolini," "L.A. Confidential," "Everyone Says I Love You," and "Still Breathing." His television appearances include episodes of "Babylon 5," "Nash Bridges," and "The Nanny." Most recently, he has been starring as the title character in Paramount's syndicated series, "Largo Winch" along with Sydney Penny (ex Julia, AMC). An international model, Seganti was featured in Chanel print ads and television commercials for their men's cologne, Egoiste. For his previous work as Damian Gramaldi, he garnered two Soap Opera Digest nominations. TRO welcomes Damian back to Oakdale. What havoc will he cause? We will all have to tune in to find out!

NBC Stars to Greet Fans In New York City

Deidre Hall (Marlena, DOOL) will be signing autographs at the NBC Experience in NYC on Friday, May 18, 2001, the day of the 28th Annual Daytime Emmys broadcast. The NBC Experience is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Also, on Friday, May 18th, Drake Hogestyn (John, DOOL) and Kyle Lowder (Brady, DOOL), along with Passions' James Hyde (Sam) and Travis Schuldt (Ethan) will be signing autographs at the NBC Experience. Then, join Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel, Passions), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, Passions) and Jay Johnson (Philip, DOOL) on Saturday, May 19th at the NBC Experience. All times will be announced. Check your local newspapers.

DOOL's William Utay (Rolf) Moonlights in 2 Features

Along with his storyline heating up in Salem, William Utay (Dr. Rolf, DOOL) is currently in production shooting roles in two feature films. Utay will appear as a fight doctor in the Michael Mann film, "Ali" starring Will Smith. Utay is also shooting the film, "Plague Season," directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kurt Russell. In the film, written by James Elroy, Utay plays a police detective in Los Angeles during the Rodney King verdict. Both films are scheduled to be released later this year.

What's Up with The Sopranos?

Airing this week 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?

Premiering next Sunday, May 20, 2001 is episode #39, titled "An Army of One," where Anthony, Jr. faces the prospect of military school. Later, Tony orders Ralph to deal with Jackie, Jr. In the meantime, Meadow reflects on the meaning of life and death in the Soprano family. This is the season finale, so be sure to tune in!

Get the Inside Scoop on The Sopranos with Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Melfi)

As Dr. Jennifer Melfi, actress Lorraine Bracco has probed the mind and dark world of Mafia boss Tony Soprano. Here's your chance to get Bracco's perspective on what it's like to be a major player in the critically-acclaimed series, when she goes online for a live chat at

http://www.HBO.com on Sunday, May 20 (10:00 p.m. ET). The chat begins immediately after the season finale of "The Sopranos " airs on HBO.

Premiering on SoapCenter, Monday, May 14, 2001

Emmy Spotlight: GL Costume Designer Shawn Dudley The talented Shawn Dudley takes soap fans backstage at "Guiding Light" for a look at how he and his staff dress the shows talented cast and prepare for glamorous events like last years wedding of Richard and Cassie-the event the designer has submitted to this years Emmy judges for consideration. Its a glamorous look at the goings-on at GL. The everyday [look of the show] starts with the storyline and then the script, and then we break it down to the scenes and try and get whatever emotions are happening, Dudley explains. We have to make sure were keeping the process of the characters growth in mind.

Spotlight: GHs Brad Maule The popular actor, who plays Tony Jones, is front and center on the "General Hospital" canvas with a compelling, emotional story. Maule gives an entertaining talk about Tonys new storyline. It feels like Im back home. Its just wonderful-just a happy, comfortable experience with all my old friends, he says.

Behind the Scenes: ATWTs Martha Byrne Does Double Duty Playing a frontburner role on a soap is difficult enough, but how on Earth do you play identical twins? For Emmy nominee Martha Bryne (Lily/Rose, As the World Turns), pulling double duty as a labor of love. Comebehind the scenes for an exclusive look at the technical magic and the acting chops that make those scenes between the twins so realistic. Plus: An interview with ATWT director Ellen Wheeler, who won an Emmy for portraying twins Vicky and Marley on NBCs Another World. I was thrilled when I found out I was playing two parts, Byrne says. I wasnt scared or concerned. I loved the story, I thought it was great from the beginning, and I was going into it 100 percent!

Feature Report: Stars Share the Emotion-OK, whats it really like to win an Emmy? What goes through your mind when your name is called? How do you stop yourself from shaking? In this package, Emmy-winning actors share the emotional roller-coaster ride that comes along with the Emmy. Includes interviews with David Tom ("Young & the Restless"), Sarah Brown (ex "General Hospital") and Tony Geary ("General Hospital").

At Home: Stars in Los Angeles Some of your favorite stars from Los Angeles-based soaps invite you into their homes for a special tour and share their favorite places to read, nap, relax or get romantic. This is where I love to come, especially in the summertime when the waterfalls are running, McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan, Passions) says. Its just so peaceful and serene.

On Friday, May 18, 2001 watch an encore presentation of the 27th Annual Daytime Emmy's that took place in May, 2000. The segment features interviews with the nominees and winners, man-on-the-street spots with Kevin Spirtas (Craig, DOOL), fashion review with Linda Dano (Rae, OLTL), and red-carpet arrivals with Walt Willey (Jack, AMC). Check local listings.

**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.**

 

SoapCenter Covers the Daytime Emmys

Premiering on May 25, 2001 and June 1, 2001, SoapCenter will feature special correspondents Linda Dano (Rae, OLTL), Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC), Kevin Spirtas (Craig, DOOL), and former Soap Opera Weekly editor-in-chief, and SoapCenter special contributor, Mimi Torchin reporting on the events behind the scenes at the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Linda Dano will focus on the stars Daytime Emmy-night fashions, Cameron Mathison will provide red carpet coverage and interact with fans (so get on out there fans, and meet Cameron! TRO recommends getting there about 3 PM in the afternoon this Friday!), and Kevin Spirtas will provide additional red carpet coverage and one-on-one interviews with the stars. Mimi Torchin will interview the nominees, presenters, and winners behind the scenes and back stage.

Correction on DOOL Sneak Peeks

In our May 7, 2001 Sneak Peeks we mistakenly said that Jen and Hope were discussing Hope's trip to Ireland, and the involvement of Hope and Collin. We received a number of emails letting us know our mistake. What really happened was thatHope and Jen were discussing Jen's trip to Ireland and Jen's relationship with Collin. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the correction.

Casting

All My Children: 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. JackScalia has been cast in the contract role of Chris Stamp. His first airdate is Thursday, June 28, 2001.

Bold & the Beautiful:Tracy Melchior has been cast as Kristen Forrester. Her first airdate is Monday, June 4, 2001.

Days of Our Lives:Don Frabotta is the Maitre D' at Tuscany throughout the week.

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. Also on May 23rd, watch for the first airing of Mariette Hartley who will play Sister Mary Daniel. Dody Goodman will then play Sister Michael Marie. Her first airdate is Wednesday, May 30, 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. Team Kawasaki racer Oakley Lehman, appears during the race sequences on Friday, June 1 and Monday, June 4, 2001. Also on the same days, watch for off-road racing champions Ty Davis of Yamaha and Destry Abbott of Team Kawasaki, along with "Factory Racers" Paul Krause and Jennifer Caputo. Motorcycle guru Rich Taylor, race and watersport competitor Clay Cullen, and stunt double Jay Lynch, will also air. Neil Tadkin makes the first of his June appearances as Don beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2001. James Henriksen reprises the role of PI Denny Marlo beginning Monday, June 11, 2001. Francis X.McCarthy has been cast in the role of Abe Kurland. His first airdate is Tuesday, June 12, 2001.

Seeing Stars

AMC:May 18-19, 2001 join WaltWilley (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. On Saturday, June 9, 2001, CameronMathison (Ryan) and Esta Terblanche (Gillian) appear at the Sears Roebuck & Co. on North State Street in Chicago, IL for an autograph signing from 1-3 PM. For more info call 312 373-6000. Also on June 9, 2001 see Walt Willey at the Comedy Palace, Andover, MA. Call 978 687-2442. On June 22-24, 2001Walt Willey appears at The Improv, Brea, CA. Call 714 529-7878.

Another World: On Saturday, June 9, 2001, Jonathan Sharp (ex Sergei Radzinski, now appearing in The Rocky Horror Picture Show) appears along with other actors at the 3rd Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Charity Softball Game at the Midwood High School Field in Brooklyn at Avenue K and East 16. Tickets are $10.00. Gates open at 11 AM, game begins at 11:30 AM. For info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Second Annual Another World FanReunion is scheduled to be held simultaneously on both coasts this year on June 23, 2001 in New York City at Blondies, 212 West 79th Street, New York City, and at the Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, California. Linda Dano will receive this year's Life Achievement Award. Former stars from Another World will be in attendance. For further info email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

As the World Turns: On Saturday, June 9, 2001, Kristina Sisco (Abigail), Cassandra Creech (Denise) and Michael Park (Jack) along with other soap stars appear at the 3rd Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Charity Softball Game at the Midwood High School Field in Brooklyn at Avenue K and East 16. Tickets are $10.00. Gates open at 11 AM, game begins at 11:30 AM. For info email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Days of Our Lives: On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 from 9 PM -1 AM see Steve Blackwood (Bart) jazzing it up at JAX in Glendale, CA. Call 818 500-1604. On Sunday, May 20, 2001Matt 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. Days Fan Weekend --June 1-3, 2001. Kevin Spirtas (Craig) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy) invite you to Cabaret with the Wesley's on Friday, June 1, 2001. Tickets are $55.00. For info visit http://www.kevinspirtas.com On Saturday morning, June 2, 2001 it's "Breakfast with Friends." Join the cast of the show for questions and answers, photos, autographs, raffles and tons of surprises at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, CA. Breakfast begins at 9 AM and lasts until 1:30 PM. $65.00 per person, including a de

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