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A Wedding Story, Soap Talk preview, OTLT in Maui & more

Dear Suds Buds,

As I write we are gearing up to head on over to ABC Television Studios in Los Angeles to get Turtle-Run's exclusive preview of the making of SOAPnet's new show, SoapTalk. We are so excited about this new show and delighted to be behind-the-scenes for the very first ever taping. Co-hosts Lisa Rinna (Billie, OLTL) and Ty Treadway (Troy, OLTL) are such fun to watch, and the chemistry is undeniable. We'll tell you all about what went on during the taping of SoapTalk's first show in next week's column. 

If you're planning a trip to LA and want to participate in the live audience of SoapTalk call 323 653-4105 or visit http://www.TVTix.com (or more specifically, http://tvtix.com/show.php?eventID=141&scheduleID=8122 ) for tickets to the tapings! The Tickets are FREE! The audience capacity holds 80 fans, and in such an intimate setting, you'll get up close and personal with your favorite stars. Tickets for this show are hard to come by so don't reserve unless you are sure you can make it! The only restriction is that you must be 16 years old or more. Have fun!

In the meantime, scoll down for more about SoapTalk in this week's column. If you don't get the SOAPnet channel, call your cable operator and ask for it. Speaking of talking soaps, away we go....

Think Twice Before You Post

At Turtle-Run.com we have always recommended that although everyone has a right to their opinion, and should feel comfortable expressing their opinion at Turtle-Run.com, it's always better to think twice before you post and follow Turtle-Run's Golden Rule of posting: "Post Unto Others as You Would Have Them Post Unto You." There are ways to express your opinion and still treat others with respect and consideration, and then there are those who will simply refrain from using any sense of decorum and instead post nastiness and bashes. 

One of our loyal community members sent me the link to an article that ran in the Richmond Times Dispatch on the issue of freedom of speech on the internet. I recommend that all of Turtle-Run's posters read it. If this doesn't make you think twice about what you post about other community members, and or actors/producers, etc., nothing will. Remember, you may have a right to express your opinion, but when you defame another entity, they have just as much a right to come down on you for it. In the case of this Richmond Times Dispatch article, even resorting to legal action. 


Again, I stress, feel free to share your views and opinions, but do so with respect and consideration for the views and opinions of others. Stick to Turtle-Run's posting rules and regulations and you can't go wrong! ;o)


GL's Josh/Reva Wedding Featured on The Learning Channel's A Wedding Story

Promising viewers a little summer fun, The Learning Channel's daytime classic, A Wedding Story, is placing its tongue firmly in its cheek, filming the preparations and wedding of one of daytime drama's favorite couples: Guiding Light's Reva Shayne and Josh Lewis (Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman). 

In conjunction with Guiding Light's 50th television anniversary, A WeddingStory will cover the nuptials of this popular fictional couple, whose on-again, off-again romance has thrilled viewers since 1984, when the character of Reva first arrived in the town of Springfield. This couple, twice wed to one another, and each married to others as well, has a long and checkered past, providing a rich history upon which A Wedding Story can draw. As Josh and Reva head down the aisle once again, A WeddingStory interviews the actors who portray the fictional couple, their family and friends, thereby providing a unique love story in mockumentary style.

In addition, in true soap opera fashion, Guiding Light will give viewers a plot twist by incorporating A Wedding Story into the show's storyline. Viewers can see this special episode of A Wedding Story on The Learning Channel on June 6th at 3:30pm and again on June 8th at 10 pm. Guiding Light's wedding episodes air on CBS beginning this week on Thursday, June 6th and running through Monday, June 10th.

AMC's Mateo Gets New Portrayer on Temp Basis

All My Children announced last Tuesday, May 28, 2002 that the role of Mateo Santos, created and currently played by Mark Consuelos, will be temporarily played by Kurt Caceres.

Caceres is no stranger to daytime. He appeared on Young & the Restless in 1998 in the role of Randy. He can be seen in the role of Conrado Gonzalez in the PBS television series American Family. His other credits include the independent features Southside and First Watch, and guest starring roles in NYPD Blue, Jag, Resurrection Blvd, Higher Ground, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, and Silk Stalkings.

When queried on the whys and wherefores of this temporary re-cast, and more importantly, Mark Consuelos' and/or network reasons for Consuelos' leave of absence, the spokesperson for the show declined to comment.

The big question is, will Consuelos return and when, or will the role eventually be recast on a permanent basis? Time will tell. 

Caceres first airdate as Mateo is Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

NBC Daytime Shifts Timeslots June 13 & 14 Due to U.S. Open

Due to NBC Sports coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Tournament on June 13 & 14, the NBC Daytime lineup of Days of our Lives and Passions will not be seen at its regularly scheduled time. On those dates, Days of our Lives will air overnight at 1:00 a.m. in the Eastern and Central Time zones, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mountain Time zone and at 11:00 a.m. in the Pacific Time zone. Additionally, Passions will air at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern and Pacific Time zones and at 11:00 a.m. in the Central and Mountain Time zones. 

These scheduled shifts are subject to change, so please check your local listings.

SOAPnet's New SoapTalk Begins Airing in June

Beginning this month, SOAPnet will feature its second original series, SoapTalk, a one-hour soap-and-lifestyle-themed talk show. Hosted by daytime stars Lisa Rinna (Billie, DOOL), and Ty Treadway (Troy/Colin, OLTL) and taped in Los Angeles, SoapTalk will feature the latest and greatest from the world of daytime television with guests ranging from soap experts and costume designers to the biggest stars from the most popular shows.  SoapTalk premieres Monday, June 10 and will air daily M-F at 11 AM and again at 11 PM, and at 6 PM and Midnight on weekends.

Join us at Top of the Week next Monday, June 10th for Turtle-Run's exclusive coverage of what went on behind the scenes for SoapTalk's very first taping with featured star, Jackie Zeman (Bobbie, GH)! And tune into SOAPnet beginning next Monday, June 10 for your daily dose of SoapTalk!

OLTL Heads to Maui 

(For OLTL fans who prefer not to know what's coming up on the show, do NOT read this segment. Scroll to the next section! ;o)

One Life to Live makes its next bold move! The 33-year old daytime drama made television history when the show aired live for an entire week (May 13-17). On May 17, 2002, OLTL won it's first Outstanding Drama Series Daytime Emmy Award. And now, members of the cast and crew venture to the beautiful island of Maui for the show's first location shoot outside of New York in almost ten years!

OLTL has partnered with the Maui Visitors' Bureau and the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa and began shooting on Friday, May 24. Five actors and approximately 15-20 crewmembers from New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii are participating in the shoot. Executive producer Gary Tomlin and senior supervising producer Frank Valentini will direct the 7-day shoot.

Keri and Antonio (Sherri Saum and Kamar de los Reyes) venture to Maui on a romantic getaway and find themselves at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali Beach. During their stay, they discover the unexpected truth about Rae's (Linda Dano) past. Meanwhile Todd, Tea and Ross (Roger Howarth, Florencia Lozano and Shawn Christian) struggle to survive when a storm traps them on Paia Beach (Maui). The remote footage will first air on Wednesday, June 12.

Emmy Award-winning "One Life to Live," created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Gary Tomlin executive-produces and Lorraine Broderick and Chris Whitesell are the headwriters. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top three in the key demographic of Women 18-49. "One Life to Live" airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The oceanfront Hyatt Regency Maui has a half-acre adventure swimming oasis, an Asian art collection, exotic wildlife, and tropical landscape situated along Kaanapali Beach -- a three-mile stretch of coastline, which is Maui's longest crescent beach. The resort has guided wildlife tours, art and garden tours, catamaran sails, Tour of the Stars, a rooftop astronomy program and the oceanfront Spa Moana -- all open to the general public.

Hyatt Regency Maui is part of the Kaanapali Resort community, which includes Maui's only beachfront shopping center, championship golf courses and more than 35 restaurants. Kapalua Airport and the historic town of Lahaina are a 10-minute drive from the resort. For additional information, visit Hyatt Regency Maui's Resort & Spa's website at www.hyatt.com.

Doug Sheenan Now on Passions

Veteran actor Doug Sheehan joined the cast of Passions in the recurring role of Mr. Davis beginning on Monday, May 20. Davis is an attorney retained by Alistair Crane to represent Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in the case of the murder of Julian Crane.

Sheehan, who is remembered by soap fans as Joe Kelly on General Hospital in the late 1970's and early 1980's, also portrayed Ben Gibson on Knot's Landing. His other credits include the feature film "10," series regular on Clueless, Heavens to Betsy and Day by Day, many movies of the week and guest star roles. Along with Ted Danson, Sheehan is also well remembered as an "Aramis man."


All My Children: Frank Pellegrino "Frankie No" or Rao's Restaurant, will play the role of an Italian restaurant owner on Tuesday, June 4. J.P.Lipton has been cast in the recurring role of Marius Wolf. His first airdate is Monday, June 10. Clement Von Frankenstein plays the recurring role of Count Guy DuPres. His first airdate is Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Dylan Fergus has been cast in the role of Tim Dillion. His first airdate is July 3, 2002. Kurt Caceres has been cast in the role of Mateo Santos. It is a temporary replacement for Mark Consuelous. Caceres' first airdate is Wednesday, July 3, 2002. Jason Olive has been cast in the role of Frank Hubbard. His first appearance has not yet been announced.

As the World Turns: Micky Dolenz plays a Scottish vicar on Monday, June 3. Ana Lucero plays a flight attendant on Thursday, June 6.

Days of our Lives:Robert Benvenisti and Jennifer Gee return as Salem High students Kevin Lambert and Susan Adamson respectively, throughout the week. Lauren Reina and David Askew return as Ms. Perez and Mr. Woods respectively, Salem High's favorite faculty members. Helen Cates returns as Mrs. Spears, Jan's mother, throughout the week of June 3. Kathy Connell returns as Mrs. Lockhart, Mimi's mother, on Friday, June 7th. On Monday, June 3rd, Patsy Pease continues as Kimberly Brady and Lisa Trusel continues as Melissa Horton. On Monday, June 3rd, Jim Beaver continues as Father Jansen, who presides over Isaac's baptism.

Guiding Light:Daniel Cosgrove joins the cast as Bill Lewis beginning on Wednesday, June 5. Cosgrove's previous credits include Beverly Hills, 90210 and All My Children as well as the feature films Van Wilder and Valentine. Asa Somers plays a caterer on Tuesday, June 4. Hans Hoffman plays a lighting designer on Tuesday, June 4. Jeremy Fonicello plays a contractor on Tuesday, June 4. Maeve Kinkead and Gil Rogers return for Josh and Reva's wedding as Vanessa and Hawk, respectively, on Wednesday, June 5. Krista Tesreau (Mindy) and Morgan Englund (Dylan) begin airing on Friday, June 7.

One Life to Live: Jay Lee Carrado and Pete Corby have been temporarily cast as bodyguards. Carrado first airs on Tuesday, June 11 and Corby first airs on Friday, June 14, 2002.

Passions:Beginning on Monday, June 3, KNBC-TV and STAR 98.7 Radio's Traffic and Weather Anchor, Andrea Jackson, will begin a short- term recurring role (three episodes) as the "TV Reporter."  Eric Martsolf has been signed to the contract role of Ethan Winthrop. His first airdate as Ethan is July 8, 2002.

Seeing Stars

The Fourth Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game will take place on June 8, 2002, at Midwood High School Field in Brooklyn, NY. Gates open rain or shine at 11 AM. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the gate. Any questions can be emailed to Jodi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The following actors are scheduled to appear:

Melissa Archer - Natalie Buchanan OLTL
Matther Bomer - Ben Reade GL
Trent Dawson - Henry Coleman OLTL
Mark Darwin - Ben Davidson OLTL
Ricky Paull Goldin - Gus Aitoro GL
Steve Harris -Al Holden OLTL
Scott Holroyd - Paul Ryan ATWT
Lesli Kay - Molly Conlan ATWT
Laurence Lau - Sam Rappaport OLTL
Craig Lawlor - Adam Munson ATWT
Nathaniel Marston - Al Buchanan OLTL
Patricia Mauceri - Carlotta Vege OLTL
Sam Page - Trey on AMC
Michael Park - Jack Snyder ATWT
Taryn Reif - Shawna OLTL
Lamann Rucker - T. Marshall Travers ATWT
Saundra Santiago - Carmen Santos GL
Sherri Saum - Keri Reynolds OLTL
Ann Sayre - Mitzi Matters ATWT
Teddy Sears - Chad OLTL
Timothy D. Stickney - R.J. Gannon OLTL
Kristina Sisco - Abagail Williams ATWT
Kamar de los Reyes - Antonio Vega OLTL

All My Children:See Susan Lucci (Erica) in concert Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m., at the Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University, Valley Road, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. For ticket prices and further info call the TheatreFest Box Office at 973.655.5112. (Some appearance info provided by SEAHAAS).

Days of Our Lives: On Sunday, June 2nd, Drake Hogestyn will be appearing at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, located at 711 Paragon Place in Marksville, LA. Drake will be signing autographs from 1:00-4:00 PM. On Saturday June 29th, Jason Cook will be appearing at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, KY. Showtimes are 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM and admission into the shows is free with paid admission to the theme park. On Saturday, July 6th, Drake Hogestyn, Peter Reckell,Jason Cook, Matt Cedeno and Alison Sweeney will be appearing at an outdoor festival at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts (130 Sohier Street.) Showtime is at 7:00 PM and tickets are $48.50 and $39.00. To purchase tickets, please call 781-383-1400. On Sunday July 7th, Drake Hogestyn, Peter Reckell, JasonCook, Matt Cedeno and Alison Sweeney will be appearing at an outdoor festival at the Cape Cod Melody Tour in Hyannis, Massachusetts (21 W. Main Street.) Showtime is at 3:00 PM and tickets are $48.50 and $39.00. To purchase tickets, please call 508-775-9100. On Sunday, July 14th,Jason Cook and Kyle Lowder will be appearing at Canada's Wonderland Theme Park in Toronto as part of Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival. Show times are at 1:00PM and 3:00 PM. For park information, please call 905/832-7000.  ATTENTION ALLCANADIAN FANS: On Sunday, July 14th, Jason Cook andKyle Lowder appear at Canada's Wonderland Theme Park in Toronto as part of Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival. Show times are at 1:00PM and 3:00 PM. For park information, call 905/832-7000.
On Saturday, August 10th, Matt Cedeno and Jason Cook will be appearing at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, CA (in the Napa Valley) in conjunction with Soap Opera Festivals. Appearance times are 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. CRUISE WITH THE STARS: Set sail with the stars from Days and Passions for a Soap Opera Cruise Weekend aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship. Fans will depart from Los Angeles on Friday, October 25th and sail down Baja and Ensenada, Mexico returning to Los Angeles on Monday, October 28th. Actors scheduled to participate are Matt Ashford, Kyle Lowder, Kevin Spirtas, and Passions' stars. Fans aboard the ship will attend cocktail parties with the stars and take part in autograph sessions and interactive programs hosted by soap columnist Lynda Hirsch. Rates begin at $459.00 per person and can be booked by calling Landfall Travel at 1-800-835-9233 or by logging on to www.landfalltravel.com

Guiding Light:  The GL Fan Club Luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2002, from 12-4 PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC. Tickets are $90.00 for non-fan club members and $85.00 for current GL Fan Club Members. A $15.00 non-refundable deposit per person will reserve your seat in the order it is received. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

Passions:  The stars of Passions and Days will make an encore appearance in Nashville for Fan Fair 2002. Stars including Andrea Evans (Rebecca), Bruce Michael Hall (Reese), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), and Justin Carroll (David), will be greeting fans and signing autographs at the NBC daytime booth in the Nashville Convention Center, as well as making special appearances at various events throughout the weekend. The stars' return trip to Music City will be highlighted by an exclusive Fan Fair event, June 15 and 16. On Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, Rodney Van Johnson (TC) will be participating in the 13th Annual REAL MEN COOK for CHARITY, the largest, longest running, annual urban Father's Day event in the nation! Visit www.realmencook.com. ATTENTION ALLCANADIAN FANS: Galen Gering (Luis) and Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel) will make a personal appearance at a Soap Opera Festival on Sunday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Paramount Canada's Wonderland theme park in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. The appearance will be held in the theme park's 5,000-seat amphitheater and will be a question and answer session. For more information, call Wonderland Theme Park at (905) 832-7000. On Sunday, June 16, Amelia Marshall (Liz), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) and Deanna Wright (Kay) will act as the official hostesses for the opening night of the 2002 California Police and Fire Games, which will take place throughout Orange County, California from the dates of June 16-June 23, 2002.  Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Irvine. Admission is free. Ceremonies begin at 5pm. For further information call: 714/245.8653. 3rd Annual Passions FanEvent, Saturday, July 20, 2002, 8 AM-Noon at the Globe Theatre, Universal Studios, Hollywood. Confirmed attendance: Dana Sparks (Grace), James Hyde (Sam), Ryan McPartlin (Hank), Lindsay Korman (Theresa), Justin Caroll (David), Christopher Douglas (Brian), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Galen Gering (Luis), Jack Krizmanich (John), Amelia Marshall (Liz), Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy), Rodney Van Johnson (TC), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan), Deanna Wright (Kay) and Natalie Zea (Gwen), plus more to follow! Tickets are $75 for fan club members, $95 for non-members and include daylong admission to the theme park. Call 818 655-5135 for further info.

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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, 51 W. 52nd St, NY, NY 10019
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

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