Thursday, April 30, 2009

Enjoy the Next Installment of AMC: Pratt Falls!!

Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers and Head Writer Chuck Pratt continue to be fodder for those hilarious women who bring us Pratt Falls! Enjoy :)

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Former Guiding Light star John Driscoll is joining the cast of The Young and the Restless as Phillip Chancellor IV. (Daytime Confidential)

Michael Fairman's exclusive interview with the creators of the online parody sensation, Pratt Falls, Ellen and Portia. Plenty of laughs, just in time for Bianca and Reese's exit from Pine Valley! (Michael Fairman Soaps)

This week the Pine Valley Bulletin asks "who do you think really tried to kill Babe but got Dixie instead"? Take the latest poll and tell us who you think was the real deliverer of the dastardly dish!? (Pine Valley Bulletin)

In their latest Soap Opera Digest column, the Serial Drama girls take some new-to-them soaps for a spin for a week. Check out their thoughts about As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Guiding Light and One Life to Live. (Serial Drama)

Everyone has problems, but the average soap character doesn't ever have to acknowledge or respond to the likes of a global health issue, a shrinking economy, elderly care issues, the Craig's List Killer or swine flu. (Soap Opera Examiner)

In an exclusive interview, Evan Alex Cole talks with We Love Soaps about his role as Hunter on As The World Turns. (We Love Soaps)

Want to Twitter? Find out all about the Soap World and Twitter Nation! Fastest way to get scoops and star sightings. (

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two Michael Fairman Interviews!

Leading soap guru Michael Fairman has recently interviewed several big names with AMC. Check out the indepth candid interview he did with Tamara Braun (Reese) for The Tamara spells out her feelings about the direction the Bianca/Reese storyline took without casting blame or throwing anyone under the bus. A lesson a certain AMC writer needs to learn, a little something called class.

And he also interviewed those wacky women over at Pratt Falls (yeah, I called them "big names")!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who Really Did It??

This week Alexander Cambius Sr., declared "Some fool out there decided to take advantage of the lesson in pain i was teaching my son, and i was greatly insulted to be blamed for this ridiculous crime. Poison pancakes. This was the work of an amateurish clown. I vehemently disavow any involvement in the murder of Dixie Cooney Martin."

So apparently we're to take the word of a raving lunatic who killed a bunch of women to teach his defiant son a lesson. If that's the case then who really did try to kill Babe but instead killed Dixie? Remember, the intended victim was Babe so the person in question would be after her, not Dixie. Unless of course, the killer was Babe herself. Then she, knowing she had poisoned those pancakes, would happily talk her mother in law into taking the rather disgusting sounding breakfast for herself while Babe watches her choke to death. But no, I don't think Babe did it. But who did?

Was it Alexander all along and he's just lying to cover up for the fact that this death was not his finest hour? Or was it Adam? He couldn't stand Babe, and well he couldn't stand Dixie either. It was a win-win for him. But would Adam risk Babe or Dixie giving a few bites of the filthy flapjacks to Little Adam? Or what about JR? He's tried to kill Babe before, what was to stop him again? He said he loved Babe, but he's said that before too. But would he risk Little Adam taking a taste of the grotesque griddle cakes?

Let's move on to the Kane family. How about Erica? She hated Babe for stealing Miranda. Sure Bianca forgave her, but Erica, not so much. Besides that Babe was making Kendall's life miserable by her presence at FUSION. And then there is Kendall herself. It's a known fact that Alicia Minshew's (Kendall) favorite food is peanut butter. Was this a little nod, a little clue? Then again, perhaps it was Zach. He could have done it for his wife, or his sister in law. Or for no reason at all. Or what about Bianca? Sure she forgave Babe for stealing Miranda, on the surface anyway. Did she really? Plus she's already killed before. All these years of love and forgiveness and maturity could all have been a big facade. The show is right on the precipice of destroying Bianca completely so why not finish her off by making her the perpetrator of the hostile hotcakes?

Was it one of these people? Or someone else? Someone like David perhaps? David has no motive. He loved both Babe and Dixie, and would never put Little A in danger. Yet, he's almost completely been turned into a one dimensional baddie that he must be considered.

The possibilities of foolishness are endless! It could be someone I mentioned or someone else entirely. And while I am no Dixie fan, it's very clear that this plotline was one of the worst ever (and that's saying a lot considering the show that actually brought an abortion back to life!). So vote, and then leave your comments on the blog post (as opposed to the poll itself, more people can see your comment this way)

Who really tried to kill Babe, but ended up killing Dixie?

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Vote for Eden!!!!

Eden Riegel
(Bianca) has been nominated for a Webby
Award, the awards that are given out to the best of web content. She is nominated in the Best Individual Performance in the online film and video category for her performance in Imaginary Bitches. All you have to do is go to the the Webby's website, sign up and vote! Don't delay, this is the final week of voting.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rebecca Budig Primetime Appearance!!!

Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee) will be a guest star on the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother on Monday, April 27!!! The show airs at 8:30 pm EST.

Spoilers for the Week of April 27!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted!! And well, I just couldn't help myself as I ranted about the happenings in Pine Valley. So much to rant about including the return of the Satin Slayer, Adam's possible involvement in a promient PV death, Kendall and her unending neediness and much more! Opal is having more visions, Amanda's in love and Tad's on a mission!

Friday, April 24, 2009

You Can Help Too!!

The PVB has joined forces with the creative geniuses behind Pratt Falls to bring you Pratt Falls: The Store. Let every one know that 'a fan without hope is a fan without fear' with apparel and goodies featuring your favorite moments from this acclaimed YouTube series (Grief Sex Journal anyone?). 100% of all proceeds go toward the Invalidate Prop 8 campaign.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Enjoy the Next Installment of AMC: Pratt Falls!!

Yes Pratt, it's the power of the pirate shirt that makes you so um... appealing! lol

Soap Opera Mania Tour Canceled!!!

Citing the economic climate as the cause, the Soap Opera Mania Tour has been canceled, affective immediately. The writing was on the wall from the onset of this event. One of the first events, in my own hometown of Cleveland, was far too expensive for me to attend ($100 and only one AMC star in attendance). The event cost changed to $90, then soon after the event here, it dropped down to $79. Still fans must not have been attending in droves! Fans who have already purchased tickets will be issued a refund. Check the Soap Opera Mania website for more information.

There seems to be a big lack of understanding in what soap fans want, but Super Soap Weekend in Orlando, Florida (also canceled) fit the bill very well. Every year it got bigger and bigger, with more fans and more stars. Speaking for myself I can tell the organizers of such events that this fan likes the opportunity to see lots of her favorite stars from her favorite soap. I realize that not all fans are like, and only watch one soap so the opportunity to meet more stars from more shows is a plus for them. But that is why SSW was so great. Lots of stars from lots of soaps.

The idea to bring the stars to the fans instead of having all the fans converge in one place, Disney World, sounded good on paper. The reality didn't work. It's time to cut your losses and bring back SSW both in FL and CA!!!!

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens has another edition of his "Wishful Casting" and this time he has his sights set on former General Hospital star Amber Tamblyn. (Daytime Confidential)

The Serial Drama girls are trying to be open minded about Jamie Luner's version of Liza, but the AMC writers are making it very hard. (Serial Drama)

Guiding Light's Frank won't give up without a fight and Olivia tells Natalia there is no 'us.' (Soap Opera Examiner)

With the cancellation of "Soap Mania" is the Daytime World on High Alert? This is on the heels of ABC pulling the plug on Disney's Super Soap Weekend. Read about this and Kelly Monaco's PeepShow News plus a few new inside tidbits! (

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

FLASHBACK: April, 1972

We here at the PVB, love to take trips down memory lane. So today we celebrate the 37th wedding anniversary of Joe and Ruth Martin!

Widower Dr. Joe Martin and Nurse Ruth Brent worked side by side at Pine Valley Hospital. But since Ruth was married, Joe could only be her friend and kept his growing love for her a secret. Still they grew ever closer as Ruth confided in Joe how her marriage was falling apart. And then when Joe's daughter Tara began dating Ruth's son, Phil, they had even more to talk about and listen to each other about.

Tragically, Ruth's husband Ted was killed in a car accident. It paved the way for Joe but ever the gentleman, he was there for her when she needed him. And I don't mean in a grief sex kind of way! Back in 1972, that particular act wasn't all that common. But as time went on, they grew closer and closer and before long they were the couple to go to if you needed advice, comfort, or friendship.

Everyone in town knew that someday they would marry and in April, 1972, in the Martin living room, around friends and family, they finally said their "I Do's." Joe's mother Kate welcomed Ruth into their home and family with open arms.

As the years went by, Joe and Ruth became a mainstay in Pine Valley society and as the stalwart couple that everyone respected. They have had their ups and downs, don't get me wrong. But love has always prevailed for these two and they remain the longest married couple in Pine Valley.

Today, they still live in Pine Valley, still work at Pine Valley Hospital but with significantly less hours and still try to help their children with their problems, especially Tad and Jake. And those boys could use all the help they can get!

So Happy Anniversary Joe and Ruth!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Alexander Cambias Returns!!!

Ronald Guttman
reprises his role of Alexander Cambias Sr., aka the Satin Slayer, next week when Ryan goes to see him in prison. Alexander spills some big news this week in a tell all memoir about his days as a killer. And next week confirms it to Ryan. When last we saw Alexander, he was paralyzed from the neck down and unable to harm anyone anymore.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of April 20!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted! As usual, it's an action packed week... Alexander Cambias makes a shocking claim, Frankie is jealous, Kendall is even more jealous, Krystal's got a big secret, Bianca returns and much more!!!

Two New Episodes of AMC: Pratt Falls!!

Enjoy two more episodes of the hilarious web series AMC: Pratt Falls. Inspired!

And listen carefully to this next one... is the poll being discussed here are very own PVB poll??? Sure sounds like it to me!

The crazy creative women behind this dementedly genius series answer questions on YouTube. Check it out here and here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jamie Luner on The View!

AMC's new Liza Colby, Jamie Luner, will be a guest on The View on Friday, April 24. The show airs on ABC at 11 am EST. Check local listings.

Happy Birthday Tamara Braun!!!

The PVB wishes a very happy birthday to Tamara Braun (Reese)!!! She celebrates her 38th birthday today!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Hilarious Web Series!!!

This new web series on YouTube puts out there what a lot of fans are thinking! Recently in an interview with TV Guide, AMC Headwriter, Charles Pratt, Jr. blamed star Eden Riegel (Bianca) for the problems with the Reese/Bianca storyline. This is not sitting well with fans and one took it to a whole new level!!! Check out the hysterical AMC: Pratt Falls and sit in on a conversation between AMC EP Julie Hanan Carruthers and Mr. Pratt.

And next up... Pratt and Carruthers discuss some of the other problems with AMC. This is inspired!!!!

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Soap Opera Digest offers this May-related spoiler: "A horrific murder will happen. The victim is one of the central characters, who is both most loved & hated". Let's play Pine Valley police -- let's hear who you think dies. (AMC Superposter)

Phyllis isn't losing her man without a fight on The Young and the Restless and DC has the blow-by-blow coverage in their new The Young and the Restless Daily Recap (
Daytime Confidential)

GHOFS has an all-new exclusive interview with the legendary Constance Towers, just in time for her return to General Hospital! (
General Hospital Online Fan Site)

Finally the man in the middle of all this speaks! Joshua Morrow talks all about the hot button issues and terrific storyline between Phyllis/Nick/Sharon. (
Michael Fairman Soaps)

The Serial Drama girls understand very little about General Hospital these days, but they can still sense that it is bad (
Serial Drama)

Crystal Chappell's performances carrying off this storyline have been nothing less than stunning. The heart that came from Gus could come full circle because Natalia will eventually mend that tattered ticker. (
Soap Opera Examiner)

The fight all of the Robin/Patrick/Scrubs fans have been waiting for...give your first impressions! (
The Scrubs Hub)

We Love Soaps takes a look at some recent examples of good and bad product placement on the soaps. (
We Love Soaps)

Is General Hospital in the upswing? Wubqueen thinks it might be! Monday's show was back to the drama. Tidbits, News and a Sarah Brown tweet! (

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of April 13!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted! Don't miss a minute this week as Adam blackmails Krystal, David goes after Adam, family and friends gather to say good bye to Frankie, Jake and Amanda grow closer and Zach meets and beds a mystery woman!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New PVB Poll!!!

I know just about everyone has posted a similar poll, but the results seem to be varied. So in the interest of science, the PVB is conducting their own poll.

Are you happy to see Ryan and Kendall back together?

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Bianca/Reese Auction Benefit!

Yesterday began the first day of an auction by a group of AMC fans in conjunction with Eden Riegel (Bianca) and Tamara Braun (Reese) in an effort to raise money to help support defeating Prop 8 in Califorina and support gay marriage. The first round of items went up for bids yesterday on Ebay, and will remain for seven days. You can see all the items up for bid by clicking here. If you are unable to bid, you can still get a chance to help out this very worthy cause! There will be raffles on a series of photos, magazine covers and "Defeat 8" posters signed by both Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel, and just signed by Eden Riegel. For every $5.00 donated, it will get you 3 raffle tickets and chances to win one of those prizes. The raffles will run from the April 17 - 29. For more information check out the Bianca and Reese Blog

Sarah Michelle Gellar Expecting First Child!!!!

Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) and husband of six years, Freddie Prinze, Jr. are expecting their first child! They expect their bundle this fall. Sarah is set to start shooting a pilot for HBO titled The Wonderful Maladays. Freddie has recently completing shooting on a new pilot for ABC titled No Heroics. Congrats to the happy couple!!!

Happy Birthday Alexa Gerasimovich!!!!

You may not immediately recognize her real name, but you know her as Tad and Dixie's long lost daughter Kate... now known as Kathy. Alexa celebrates her 7th birthday today!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesse McCartney!!!!

Happy Birthday to former JR and current teen heartthrob, Jesse McCartney! He celebrates his 22nd birthday today. Jesse can currently be seen as Andy in new season of ABC Family's Greek. The show airs Monday nights at 8:00 pm EST on ABC Family.

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Blake Berris (ex-Nick, Days of Our LIves) talks with Daytime Confidential about his Days of Our Lives exit, his recent appearance on The Mentalist and his role on The Starter Wife. (Daytime Confidential)

The new General Hospital set is the big topic of conversation this week! We have pics, video and more, plus more GH NEWS, SPOILERS and RUMORS. (GHOFS)

Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer (Reva) in a new interview discusses the state of soaps, GL, and how she would like to see Reva's end game play out. (Michael Fairman Soaps)

Do you remember Anita Santos? Catch up with another former AMC cast member, Darlene Tejeiro! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

The Serial Drama girls argue that a broken television isn't so bad, especially if it means you don't have to watch All My Children. (Serial Drama)

General Hospital Goes we care? The lingering Tom Pelphrey rumor and other weekly round-ups. (

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of April 6!!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted. Holy moly what a week! David saves Ian and the bond between Kendall and Zach seems far from broken, Erica keeps a secret for Adam while Adam keeps a secret for Krystal, Randi surprises Frankie, Scott comes home and just what the heck is wrong with Adam?!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Aiden Turner!!!!

Birthday wishes to Aiden Turner. The AMC hottie and soon to be new dad celebrates his 32nd birthday today!