Thursday, July 30, 2009

Passions villain Phillip Jeanmarie talks Workshop The Series, gay firsts and James Reilly with Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens. (Daytime Confidential)

Poor Annie...she's been accused, threatened, framed. And Kendall, she's so mixed up at this point she thinks she really did kill Stuart. Revisit a the PVB "Who killed Stuart" poll and tell us who you think it is, if you even care anymore! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

Save the Date - October 15th at 6pm! This year the annual 'Love Out Loud' POZ charity event for AIDS Walk LA will be held at Hollywood's current "it" spot h.wood. Check out who's already on the list and stay tuned for more announcements. (Scrubs Hub)

The Serial Drama girls have come to realize that Bob Guza and Charles Pratt are trying their hardest to write the most depressing shows on television. (Serial Drama)

It's Soap Opera 101, every soaps chick certainly needs a supply of DNA Collection kits, a pregnancy pillow and of course a fake preggers false results testing kit, but they all need their cover girl bag of cosmetic tricks. (Soap Opera Examiner)

ATI president of Worldwide Media and Entertainment Jim Romanovich spoke with We Love Soaps about this year's Daytime Emmy telecast airing on August 30 on The CW. (We Love Soaps)

The Wubqueen dusts off her Wub-Writing and delivers her parody: Part One of the Karaoke WUB..catch the "guest star" at the end. (Wubs)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Poor Poor Put Upon Annie

As the "Who Killed Stuart" saga drags on, one thing is clear... nothing is as it seems. Kendall is so freaked out by her visions of Stuart that she thinks she actually killed him. Did she? Is her memory so skewed from that night that she only thinks she ran before the shot was fired? Maybe she fired then ran and blocked that little piece of vital information out. Who knows.

What we do know is that Kendall has a lot of people in her corner. So much so that her "honorable" husband Zach has taken it upon himself to make Annie look like the killer herself. It's an established fact that she was there that night so why not. Ryan's sure Annie did it. Erica's sure Annie did it. JR is sure Annie did it. Zach is sure she did too. Hell even Jesse is in on it. And hey, we all know that Annie has killed before. Pet Peeve time... whenever Annie's history as a killer is brought up, only Richie is mentioned and then Annie is quick to tell whoever will listen that if she didn't kill Richie first, he would have killed her. Who knows anymore if that's true. But the point I'm trying to make here is that she killed Di too! So why, when
Annie is making her excuses for killing Richie doesn't someone, anyone, say... "oh? And what about Di?"

So now she's being framed and it's oh so sad for poor Annie. Is she innocent really? True she doesn't seem to have a motive for killing Adam. Is she protecting someone, the person who really did it because she saw the whole thing? Was it Emma? Was it Adam himself? This much seems clear.... Annie knows who did it, whether it was her or not. The way she asked Emma that night to forget what she saw. The way she got very nervous when Emma told her she remembered who shot Stuart and then the relief that washed over her when Emma said it was Kendall. All very curious don't you think? So, we did a poll before but with new information coming to light, lets do a new one.

Who killed Stuart?

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of July 27!!!

This week there are tons of spoilers for all you spoiler junkies out there! Don't miss a minute as Annie is framed for attempted murder, Kendall is sure of her guilt, the Hubbards deal with a devastating loss, Scott, Natalia and Jack all come to Annie's defense and much more!

CASTING NEWS - James Mitchell, Will He Return??

Reports have been circulating this week that perennial AMC (and my personal) fave, James Mitchell, has permanently relocated to his winter vacation spot in LA. It's unclear at this time if the octogenarian will return to NYC to continue his role of Palmer Cortlandt. Stay tuned for more info as it comes available!

CASTING NEWS - Beginning of the End for Jack??

Coming soon, Jackson Montgomery will be leaving Pine Valley and head to Europe for an undisclosed amount of time, making it impossible for Jack to represent Annie (which he offers to do this week). Is this the beginning of the end of Walt Willey's 20 year stint on AMC? The folks at AMC won't say, so stay tuned!

Happy Birthday Bobbie Eakes!!!

Happy Birthday wishes (one day late again! Sorry) to Bobbie Eakes! She celebrated her 48th birthday yesterday!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennifer Bassey!!!!

Happy birthday wishes a day late to the incomparable Jennifer Bassey!!! What more can be said than AMC needs more Marian!

Happy Birthday Beth Ehlers!!!!

Happy Birthday wishes today go out to Beth Ehlers (Taylor)!!! She celebrates her 41st birthday today. And note to AMC... it's way past due to heat up her storyline!

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

What is the hardest thing Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens has ever had to do? Find out at Daytime Confidential. (Daytime Confidential)

Take me to the GH Fan Club Weekend 2009! - Event coverage, photo gallery, and video interviews from one of soaps biggest fan fests of the year at Michael Fairman Soaps. (Michael Fairman Soaps)

Have you wondered how General Hospital managed to sign Sarah Brown to the poorly written, bizarre role of Claudia Zacchara? The Serial Drama girls have a theory about how it went down. (Serial Drama)

General Hospital's Spinelli and Maxie have managed to create a sort of love buzz progression that works for some but not for others. GH fans are simply polarized where this couple is concerned. (Soap Opera Examiner)

Last weekend's GH Fan Club Weekend was a blast! Come and relive some fun moments with us. (The Scrubs Hub)

The week's episode of We Love Soaps Radio features a fascinating interview with legendary Another World writer Harding Lemay. Plus, find out what Newcomb, Jacob and Goldberg think about the latest soap news and hot topics. (We Love Soaps)

Some General Hospital scoop about the "on the run" story and a great video link up with Julie Marie Berman and Kirsten Storms answering fan questions (Wubs)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Chrishell!!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Chrishell Stause!!! She celebrates her 28th birthday today :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Congratulations Alicia and Richie!!!!!!

Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and husband Richie Hershenfeld are expecting their first child, a little girl, in November! The couple married on October 26, 2008. At this time the pregnancy is not expected to be part of storyline. Congratulations!!! (photo courtesy of Linda Lenzi)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of July 20!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and as usual of late, there is tons happening! Emma seems to hold the key, or does she? Kendall and Zach share some words and more. Jake and Amanda have a new plan. Madison pushes Randi to her breaking point. And an angry Marian pays a visit to Liza!

Josh Duhamel - Cover Boy!!!

Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo) appears on the cover of the July/August issue of Men's Health magazine. In addition to the glorious eye candy of the photos, Josh talks about, among other things, his career, his life with wife Fergie, and being a target of the paparazzi. The mag is on newsstands now!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tamara Braun Gets Cast on Saving Grace!

Tamara Braun (ex-Reese) has been cast in a recurring role of Renee Ellen on TNT's hit primetime drama Saving Grace. She show stars Holly Hunter (who has just been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Grace Hanadarko). The show airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm EST. A first air date for Tamara has not yet been announced.

Amelia Heinle Expecting!!!!

Amelia Heinle (formerly Mia, now Victoria on Y&R) is expecting her third child, a daughter with husband and Y&R co-star) Thad Luckinbill. The two have a one and a half year old son, Thaddeus Rowe. Amelia also has a 13 year old son, August, with former husband Michael Weatherly. Congrats!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Sources very close to the set of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have revealed the amazing cat-ress who plays Kitty Benson is thisclose to walking amid tense contract negotiations! (Daytime Confidential)

This week the Pine Valley Bulletin examines Madison North. Is she pretty smart? Or pretty stupid? Will she go down for her husband's murder? Take the PVB poll and share your thoughts! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

Stop by and check out our images and video of Rick Springfield at the O.C. Fair! (Scrubs Hub)

The Serial Drama girls reinstate the General Hospital Week in Review, and upon review conclude that pretty much the entire show -- except for karaoke night and Alexis and Diane -- is still terrible. (Serial Drama)

Days of Our Lives' Kate is in the closet and EJ's is determined to get revenge against Sami. (Soap Opera Examiner)

The week's episode of "We Love Soaps Radio" features Days of Our Lives' Taylor Spreitler and Terry Serpico from Army Wives. Plus, find out what Newcomb, Jacob and Goldberg thing about the latet soap news and hot topics. (We Love Soaps)

Karakoe Success, Nancy Lee Grahn event info and a cool summer poll for you to take! (Wubs)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Anatomy of a Spurned Wife

Madison North. Gambling problem. Bad marriage. Rich. Quite brilliantly portrayed by Stephanie Gatschet.

Is she that smart? Or is she that stupid? We know she killed her husband. On the smart front, she saw her opportunity and took it, not that killing your husband is smart mind you. The smart part is that she saw an opening and took it. Henry was already down after being bonked with a bookend by Randi when he tried to force himself on her. Madison, already smarting from not being the woman he loved, decided to finish him off and gave him a second bonk with the bookend.

On the stupid front, she pretty much makes it known she's involved in Henry's death by telling Zach that her husband will no longer be a problem for Kendall. Of course Zach knows she knows more than she is saying. And then to add more stupid to the mix, she offers Zach all of Henry's files on Kendall. Madison doesn't know what Zach tends to use these information to his advantage, just ask Liza!

And more on the stupid front, she goes to Jesse and tells him she knows that Randi killed her husband. Sure, she thinks her tracks are covered because she (quite smartly) stole the surveillance footage of the hallway outside Henry's room. But seriously, if you just killed your husband, wouldn't you keep yourself on the down low? That may just be her undoing.

So what do you think?

Will Madison ultimately go down for Henry's murder?

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Lucy Merriam!!!

A very happy birthday wish goes out to little Lucy Merriam, who plays the adorable Emma Lavery! Lucy celebrated her 7th birthday on July 13!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

CASTING NEWS - New DA Takes Over Stuart's Murder!

Lorenzo Pisoni has been cast as Assistant DA Willis. With the death of Henry North (Kiernan Campion), the ADA steps in on the case against Kendall. He begins airing on July 13.

Spoilers for the Week of July 13!!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted. As usual, the week is action packed as Annie and Adam come together, quite literally. Tad and Taylor go out on a date. Emma fingers Kendall for Stuart's murder. David gives up his obsession on his baby just as Amanda is reunited with the child!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Want to know the latest on General Hospital's murder mystery, a possible JOlivia triangle and if Elizabeth might expose Rebecca? Find out the latest General Hospital spoilers and rumors. (Daytime Confidential)

How well do you know Robin & Patrick? Finish our crossword puzzle and find out! (Scrubs Hub)

General Hospital may be lacking in romance, continuity and plausibility, but the writers hope we'll be too impressed with their outdated pop culture references to notice. (Serial Drama)

When real life is stranger than a soap. How fabulous it would be if soap opera viewers had the power to file ridiculous storyline charges, (RSC) against the powers that be as their favorite soaps character. (Soap Opera Examiner)

Damon L. Jacobs recently spoke with veteran actress Patsy Pease and has a revealing interview with the former Days of Our Lives star. (We Love Soaps)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How Cute is This?

We sure have some talented singers in our ABC Daytime line up!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday James Kiberd!!

Happy birthday wishes to James Kiberd, AMC's dearly departed Trevor Dillon. Ahhh but Amandable could sure use some sage advice from her father right about now couldn't she? James celebrates his 60th birthday today!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spoilers for the Week of July 6!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and can you believe it, another murder rocks Pine Valley! This one is no mystery though, it will be very clear who's dead and who did it. So, Erica and Ryan grow closer. Randi informs Frankie he's going to be a daddy. All this and more, and if you can believe it, Annie and Adam have sex!

**PLEASE NOTE** ABC will begin coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service on Tuesday at 10 am/PST - 1 pm EST.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This week from the Soap Blog Coalition!!!

Should SOAPnet produce a splashy Santa Barbara miniseries or movie? Jamey lays out the evidence why he thinks they should. (Daytime Confidential)

Check out the latest rant on the PVB regarding how low can SOAPnet go. Do you agree with Kathy, has the station has "jumped the shark"? (Pine Valley Bulletin)

As the malpractice suit/murder mystery on General Hospital trudges along, we've been entertained by some great quote worthy moments, here are some of the best (Scrubs Hub)

In their latest Soap Opera Digest column, the Serial Drama girls focus on veteran characters. Some shows, like All My Children and The Young & The Restless, use them well and give them great stories, and then there's General Hospital and what they have done with Luke Spencer. (Serial Drama)

I was compelled to pause the DVR after being so totally outraged over the scene that took place at the Chancellor estate. If Neil genuinely recognized the fact that Mrs. "C" was in trouble, he should have called 911 immediately. (Soap Opera Examiner)

Lisa LoCicero just got a contract on General Hospital. Will it matter? Either way, we're happy! (

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rant on.... What's Become of Soapnet!?

In my opinion, Soapnet, the 24 hour all soap channel has officially jumped the shark. In fact, I'd say this happened several years ago when Soap Talk, the gabfest starring Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway was cancelled. This was a show for soap fans, starring soap stars. That along with Soapography and One Day With..., which have also disappeared, were what I believed a soap channel should focus on.

But after those shows left the air (granted you can see Soapography and One Day With... reruns in the middle of the night or in the wee hours of the morning if you're so inclined. But no new shows have been made) Soapnet went further and further away from it's soapy roots as they took on Lifetime movies, bumping some of the soap marathons that soap fans had come to rely on. Then it got worse and worse, as Soapnet then delved into reality shows. Sure, I Want to be a Soap Star makes sense. And I'll even give them their own soap, Being Erica. But when things like Southern Belles: Louisville started to crop up, my ire at the network grew. Yet another show about spoiled rich women??? Does the world need this? Doesn't Bravo have enough of those inane shows to sate people's need to know how the other half lives?

My disgust reached a fever pitch when Soapnet would not pick up the broadcast of this years Daytime Emmy's while the show floundered looking for a network to show it. How is it possible that the only soap channel on cable would not pick up the broadcast! Seriously, I'm flummoxed by this!

Today, a new press release came out announcing two new shows for Soapnet. One is Holidate. It was originally supposed to only be a one-hour special, but now has been expanded to a 10 episode series. Each episode will highlight two women who switch lives and date men in each other's towns. The women will communicate with each other as they hunt for true love. I'm going to be sick.

Next up is Bank of Mom and Dad. This show, based on a BBC series, shows what happens when mom and dad move in with their twentyish and thirtyish daughters who are not making ends meet on their own. Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi chimes in with help. I'm talking serious disgust here now.

Thank you Mr. Brian Frons. Thank you for changing a once great channel into yet another cesspool of reality nonsense. Thank you for removing shows that interest soap fans and replacing them with inane crap. Thank you for contributing to the downfall of soaps. This soap fan would much prefer to see classic episodes of my favorite soaps over this drivel. Where did Ryan's Hope go (oh wait I know, it's shown at 5 am now)? Why aren't you showing Another World, Edge of Night, Dark Shadows, Somerset and other soaps that are gone but not forgotten? Why are poorly made Lifetime movies on in place of classic soaps? Why all these new far from reality television shows? Am I really off the mark here? Do people... do soap fans who are supposedly the bread and butter of Soapnet, really want to see pseudo reality shows about snotty rich people and their catty arguments with other snotty rich people or their spoiled kids. Maybe I'm out of the loop. Maybe this is what soap fans want these days. All I know, this soap fan does not.