Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Susan got raves from Carrie Ann and guest judge Michael Flatley for her Mambo. Bruno wasn't as complimentary but he still scored her well. It was during the "old skool hip hop" dance number that Susan stumbled quite a bit. I give her a lot of credit for going out and doing it. Cloris just stood on the stage and posed. It was well past Cloris's time to be eliminated and thankfully she was.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Cameron Mathison (Ryan) will be the only cast member at the small family oriented affair but only in an official capacity. Cameron served as photographer at Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Bob Guiney's wedding several years ago and Alicia loved the pictures so much, she wanted him to take the pictures at her wedding too!
While Kendall is in a coma Alicia will be taking a short hiatus from AMC to get married, honeymoon and just spend some time with her new husband and her family. But she will be returning! She has just signed a new contract with the show.
And check back this week, a new Editorial is coming :)
It's been three years since Edmund's murder in the Wildwind stables, and since then John Callahan has kept busy in plays on with a role on the telenovela, Watch Over Me. But now he's headed to Salem! John takes on the role of Dr. Baker on the NBC soap beginning November 24.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Best wishes to AMC's young Pete Cortlandt! The youthful Daniel celebrates his 25th birthday today! What a great addition to the AMC cast he is. To me he's got a very Matthew Broderick, circa War Games, vibe.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Call me crazy but to have Toni get the ax over Cloris Leachman seems like a big injustice. Cloris's entertainment value ended after the first day for this viewer, and the schtick has worn out it's welcome. It's time to send Cloris packing and let the real contenders duke it out!
Don't forget to vote for Susan and Tony at (800) VOTE 4 11!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
And if you can't make it at that time, you can download the interview to listen to later.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Only two original cast members remain, Susan Lucci (Erica) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe). But just what AMC has in store for viewers for this milestone, we're going to have to wait until November to see! But here's a taste, to Susan's right is AMC creator, Agnes Nixon, who will be appearing on the 10,000th show as the ghost of one of the first settlers in Pine Valley.
Tony Dovolani has definitely had the home field advantage while teaching Susan Lucci all the dance moves. But Susan returned the favor by bringing Tony to her turf... the set of AMC!!! The week of October 27, Tony will appear on the AMC as a tornado survivor where he runs into Erica Kane in the ER.
Don't forget to vote for Susan and Tony by calling 800-Vote-4-11 or visiting the DWTS website.
Just in... Susan will be attending the final Super Soap Weekend in November! But due to her schedule, she will only be appearing on Saturday, November 15.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thank you all for your kindness, compassion and patience while I continue to deal with the devastating loss of my Grandmother.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Eileen was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 8, 1918. She studied theatre and appeared in small roles in movies. But she got her big break when she was cast opposite Laurence Olivier in the film version of Hamlet in 1948. She played Hamlet's mother Gertrude even though she was 13 years younger than Olivier!
She appeared on Broadway as well, most notably in the musical Take Me Along which she was nominated for a Tony for.
In 1976 she made the leap to the small screen and debuted as former carnival worker, Myrtle Fargate. She endured everyone as the ultimate den mother at the boarding house where just about everyone has lived at one time or another. And has been surrogate mother to, most recently, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and confidant to Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye).
In 1984, 1985 and 1986 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Best Supporting Actress category. And she is one of only a few actresses ever to appear on the three soaps (AMC, Loving and OLTL) as the same character.
Eileen has been married, but was divorced and has no children. She is survived by her brother Alfred as well nieces and nephews.
Eileen's legend will live on in the hearts of AMC fans who will never forget Myrtle's wise advice and calming influence in the chaotic world of Pine Valley.
Please enjoy this wonderful scene between Myrtle and Zach. Their scenes always brought a smile to my face.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Fr. Clarence, who usually makes his yearly visit to Pine Valley around Christmas will appear earlier this year. Seems a Pine Valley resident will really need the help of an angel. Look for him to appear in late October.
Also cast is Laura Koffman as Rebecca, Natalia's mother. The woman from Jesse's past comes to Pine Valley on October 28. Laura has appeared on OLTL (as Cassie) and on Another World.
The event takes place on November 15 and 16 at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, FL.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
She came to this country from Sicily as a small child and then helped to raise her six siblings. Married at 15, a mother at 16 and very little education, she was the smartest person I have ever known. She lived through the Great Depression and one of the things she took from that was deep dislike of ground meat. It was the only meat available to them and for as long as I have known her, the only time she would ever touch it was when she was making meatballs for pasta. But she would only taste the mixed meat raw and that's all. She never ate those delicious meatballs she made for the rest of the family.
She began working later in life and driving even later, not getting her drivers license until well into her 50's. She worked into her 80's. A funny little story I just recently was told was that when she was 80 and working in a pizza parlor doing what she did best, cooking, she asked for a day off to go to her son's 65th birthday party. Well her boss thought SHE was 65 so he asked her how she could have a son who was 65 if that's how old she was. My quick thinking Grandma said, "he's my husband's son." She went to the party and she continued to work.
She was sharp as a tack until the very end. She knew everyone who came to visit her. She knew what was happening to her. She was aware that her condition was very bad. I sat at her side every single day, held her hand, soothed her and told her how much I loved her. And even though she could not speak, I could see in her eyes that she was telling me she loved me too.
I am who I am today because of the love of this wonderful woman. And my heart aches with sorrow at how much I will miss her. But yet, I know I'm lucky. Believe me when I say that because to be 42 years old and have a loving Grandmother in my life is practically unheard of. My whole family is lucky, especially my mother who, at 78, has had her mother her whole life. Which reminds me of another little story. Two years ago my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Grandma asked me to take her shopping for a card. When we got to the card shop she looked around and looked around. Finally she said to me, "I can't find a 'To daughter and son in law on your 50th wedding anniversary' card" I smiled and looked for another card for her. It just never dawned on her that most people don't live to see their children celebrate 50 years of marriage so a card like that most likely does not even exist.
I can go on about her forever. Her love for her family was unparalleled. But I will leave you with a thank you for all the beautiful emails and messages. For all the prayers and condolences. For being the most thoughtful people in the whole world and always making me feel special. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and end with the poem that reminds me of my beautiful Angelina and if I have the courage, will be reciting it at her funeral on Saturday.
i carry your heart with me
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)