Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday James Mitchell!!!

Although he doesn't have an actual birthdate this year, leap year baby James Mitchell celebrates his 89th birthday February 29!!! Palmer has always been one of my all time favorite characters!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Tamara Braun (Reese) attended the fundraising event, Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert - A Celebrity Benefit for Equal Rights on Monday, February 23. The one night only event was held at the Gershwin Theatre in NYC. Stars of both the stage and the screen came out for this worthy cause, benefiting several equal rights organizations. $400,000 was raised!!!!

(photo courtesy of Linda Lenzi/

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Editorial Posted!!!!

A brand new Editorial is now posted! This week I'm talking about the Bianca and Reese's wedding, Greenlee's death and more!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Where Are They Now: Richard Shoberg (ex-Tom Cudahy)

Any longtime viewer will recognize Richard Shoberg for his almost thirty year run as Tom Cudahy on All My Children. The Daytime veteran sat down with The Pine Valley Bulletin for an in depth interview about his life outside of the Valley.

Check out his interview HERE.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of February 22!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted! It's another crazy week in Pine Valley as we bid adieu to Bianca, for now, the Go Red Ball is action packed, Ryan vows revenge and Reese proves to all that she is no pushover!

Stacy Haiduk to Y&R!!!

Stacy Haiduk, who played Hannah Nicols, Zach's former lover and Ethan's mom has landed on Y&R! Hannah was yet another casualty of those dreaded Pine Valley cliffs and falls that claimed Maria and Ryan (Maria came back to life later, Ryan only staged his death there), Leo, Vanessa and now Greenlee, First airing on March 18, Stacy plays the role of Mary Jane, a PR rep for Jabot.

Happy Birthday Thorsten Kaye!!!!

Happiest of birthday wishes to Thorsten Kaye (Zach). He celebrates his 43rd birthday today!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Marj Dusay!!!!

The fabulous Marj Dusay (ex-dearly departed Vanessa) celebrates her 73rd birthday today!! Maybe she needs to rise from the dead so she can annoy the heck out of her son David in Pine Valley!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FLASHBACK - February 19, 1999

It was a snowy snowy day in Pine Valley. The bride almost didn't make it to the church on time. But with the help of a horse drawn sleigh, the Queen of Hearts made it to the alter in time to marry her King. Stuart and Marian were wed on this day, 10 years ago in a beautiful heartfelt ceremony where the couple said their own vows. After Marian poured her heart out to Stuart, Stuart surprised his bride by singing "My Cup Runneth Over" from the musical "I Do, I Do!" Was there a dry eye on the house on that day?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael Nader!!!

Birthday wishes go out today to Michael Nader (ex-Dimitri). He is celebrating his 64th birthday. To me, Dimitri was the true love of Erica's life. Their romance was epic!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Looking for Hope in a Past Uncertain

Earlier this year, TC Warner (ex-Kelsey Jefferson) released a novel, Now Silence.

Now Silence is a historical fiction account of life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during World War II. The plots jumps between scenes in the United States and Nagasaki, Japan, where the second atomic bomb was dropped. Warner illuminates not only the bravery of the American soldiers abroad, but those they left behind.

Warner's story also juxtaposes the atrocities against American POWs in Japan with the Japanese internment camps created by Americans in reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The story came about from Warner's own childhood experiences. She had lived in Japan with her father, before moving to Santa Fe. She quickly recognized how both cities had been affected by the war.

Warner is also working on a film adaptation of her book, to be shot on location in Santa Fe, where she still resides. While not working behind the camera, she is completing her MBA.

To purchase Warner's novel, check out

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Say Good Bye To Eden, For Now...

Eden Riegel will last air as Bianca on February 24. But it seems the departure is temporary. Bianca packs the kids up and heads to France without Reese. Reese will stay in Pine Valley and try to put the pieces of her shattered life back together. Bianca fans fear not though! She will return to Pine Valley sometime this spring to continue her story with Reese. No actual airdate has been released yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we do!

As One Doctor Leaves, Another Enters

McKenzie Westmore will soon be departing Pine Valley as Annie's crazy shrink, Dr. Sinclair when her plot against Annie is revealed. Her short term role began in December and ends next week.

That paves the way for a new doctor for Annie as she continues on at Oak Haven. John Behlmann has been cast as Dr. Burke. Behlmann will arrive around the first week of March. He has previously been seen on Guiding Light and is currently seen on the big screen as Mr. Brace in Revolutionary Road.

Spoilers for the Week of February 16!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and sounds like another action packed week in the Valley! How about a wedding, a death, and some good old fashioned blackmail for starters!

Genzel Takes on the White House in WATCHMEN

Vancouver native Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye Chandler) stars as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the highly anticipated movie Watchmen. This is not the first time the similarities between Genzel and Kennedy have been noticed. Photographer Robert Milazzo did a recreation of Ron Galella's famous "Windblown Jackie" shot with Genzel as the model in 1997.

The movie takes place in the 1960's when the USSR and the USA were caught in the cold war. A series of strange happenings eventually ends the conflict, but at what cost?

Fans can also spot Genzel in an upcoming episode of Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. Genzel has two movies coming out as well: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus with Colin Ferrell and Jennifer's Body with Megan Fox.

Genzel on the set of Watchmen.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Congratulations Debbi Morgan!!!!

Debbi Morgan (Angie) won the NAACP Image Award last night for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama!!! As previously reported, both she and Cornelius Smith (Frankie) were nominated. Cornelius lost out to Y&R's Bryton.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Colin and Michael!!!!

Very happy birthday wishes to two former AMCers today... Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) celebrates his 21st birthday today!!!

And Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) celebrates his 36th birthday today!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of February 8!!!

This weeks spoilers are intense!
Consider yourself warned! If you don't want to know what happens, please do not visit the link. This week, a wedding, a death, lots of fights and drama is happening in Pine Valley!

Brainard Reflects on Life on the Coast

AMC's original adult Joey Martin, Michael Brainard, will be a guest on Brandon Buzz Radio this Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 8pm PST. He will reflecting on his time as Santa Barbara's Ted Capwell.

The last time the PVB caught up with Brainard, he was still acting and working as a woodworker in Los Angeles, CA. You can read our in depth interview with Brainard HERE.

Ricky Paull Goldin in New Orleans!!

This year, on the night before Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) will be on hand to ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade through downtown! He is only one of the many stars that will be participating this year in the annual event. For more information check out the Krewe of Orpheus website.

And for many more appearances, check out the newly updated About Town page. AMC fans in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee you have events coming your way!!

Third Time is Not the Charm for LaRue!

As previously reported, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria) was set to wed businessman Joe Cappuccio this June. But the wedding has been called off. Eva has cited the grooms commitment issues as a big part of the cancelled nuptials, but still considers her almost groom a "good guy."

Happy Birthday Julia Barr!!!

Happy birthday wishes to the much missed Julia Barr. She celebrates her 60th birthday today!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Where Are They Now?

A cast member seen here in the 1982 cast photo sat down with the Pine Valley Bulletin for an in depth interview about life in the Valley.

To see who's talking, check out the interview HERE.

Sometimes, Life's a Beach

If you are spending time this President's Day Weekend in Santa Monica, California, you may see a familiar face on the beach instructing kids on how to have a sound body, mind and soul. Former All My Children star Carmen Thomas-Paris (ex-Hillary Wilson) has found her calling as founder and instructor of Venice del Play, a weekend camp introducing children to yoga and life on the beach.

Paris has been running the camp since the summer of 2006. "I did not want to have a job where I have to pay someone else to raise my kids," Paris said. The camp schedule allows Paris to bring her children, Sabine and Georges, to work with her when they are on holiday from school.

All My Children is never too far from Paris' thoughts. "Once in a while, I become very nostalgic. It is funny how that all works. I had not thought about the show in so long when I watched (the other) day," Paris said.

For information on Venice del Play and how your child can be part of their President's Day session, check out Paris' website.

For more on what Paris has been up to since leaving All My Children in 1988, stay tuned to the Pine Valley Bulletin for an in depth interview.

Paris at one of her summer sessions.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We Hart Kendall Marathon!!!

This Saturday, February 7, Soapnet will air a four episode marathon of memorable episodes featuring Kendall they are calling the "We Hart Kendall" marathon as part of Soapnet's Sugar Free Valentine's. Beginning at 3:00 pm EST, the marathon starts with the day Kendall returned to town (original airdate, Jan. 9, 2002) and meets her new neighbor at the Pine Cone, Ryan Lavery. At 4:00 pm, Bianca is stunned when Kendall announces that she is pregnant (original airdate, Nov. 14, 2003), and then later a very emotional Kendall explains why she is laying. At 5:00 pm, Kendall offers to be Greenlee's surrogate (original airdate Aug. 15, 2005). And at 6:00 pm, romance wins out as Kendall and Zach are set to divorce (original airdate Dec. 15, 2005).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Shoberg seeks the truth in "Perfect Crime"

Richard Shoberg will forever be recognized by All My Children fans for playing the role of resident hero Tom Cudahy, where he last appeared onscreen in 2005. Shoberg has a new stomping ground and new victims to save as Detective Ascher, the lead in Warren Manzi's Perfect Crime.

Perfect Crime is the longest running dramatic play in New York City, with over 8,898 performances. The show still features original cast member Catherine Russell as psychologist turned murderer Margaret Thorne Brent. The show plays at Snapple Theatre Center off Broadway in New York City, New York.

On how Shoberg landed his new role, he said, "I was trying to find something in New York or California. I had done regional theater and would like to do it again. At this juncture of my life, I wanted to limit the amount of time I am out." He has been with the show for almost two years now.

Shoberg describes his new character as a, "Small town detective that comes into a situation where he is to investigate something that doesn't seem to be real." Shoberg said, "As he gets deeper into it, he sees little clues and sees that things are not as they seem."

Shoberg is not the first All My Children alumi to star on the show. He was actually the understudy when Michael Minor (ex-Brandon Kingsley) played the role of Detective Ascher. "Minor and I also worked together on The Edge of Night on CBS," Shoberg said. "I did the understudy for six months, doing all three male parts from time to time."

The theater was what originally sparked Shoberg's desire to become an actor. Shoberg saw his first Arthur Miller play in college. He decided then to become a theater major. Then, Shoberg landed a spot in the prestigious fine arts program at the Great Lake Colleges that brought aspiring artists to New York City to work in apprenticeships within the entertainment industry. Shoberg worked at the Actor's Studio under Lee Strasberg.

"After that, I never left," Shoberg said.

While not on stage, Shoberg can sometimes be spotted at his wife's Thai restaurant in New City, New York called Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant. "I am not there as much as I used to be," Shoberg said. "I have helped out hosting, bartending, whenever I can."

For more information on Perfect Crime and how you can buy tickets, visit their website.

Also, stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the AMC Alumna only here at The Pine Valley Bulletin!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of February 1!!!

The spoilers for this week are now posted and it's another crazy week in Pine Valley!!! Kendall comes home, Kathy is missing and Bianca and Reese have to find a new place to stay!!

Laura Koffman OUT!

Jesse's love while on the run ends her time in Pine Valley early next week. Laura Koffman's short term stint comes to an end when Rebecca's condition takes a turn for the worse.

Happy Birthday Vasili!!!!

Vasili Bogazianos (ex-Benny) celebrates his 64th birthday today. My favorite Benny memory was his deep love for Phoebe, his dutchess.