Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Eva LaRue!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Eva LaRue!!  AMC's former Dr. Maria Santos Grey  (aka Saint Maria of the Push Up Bra - a classic Ericaism!) celebrates her 44th birthday today!  She can currently be seen on CSI: Miami.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of December 26!!

It's another short week but no shortage of spoilers!  Christmas has come to Pine Valley and no one is more affected by it then Kendall when she opens a gift from Zach.   Also this week, Marissa goes to see Scott in prison, Fr. Clarence visits all the Kane women, Annie is nuts, and Cara fights her feelings.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

ABC Daytime sent us a seasons greetings so I thought I would pass it along with a Happy Holidays wish of my own!   Hope everyone has a beautiful and memorable holiday however you celebrate.  Thanks for another great year with the PVB!!   xoxo


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Susan Lucci!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Susan Lucci!!!   Susan celebrates her 64th birthday today!!

Happy Birthday John Callahan!!

Happy Birthday wishes to John Callahan!   AMC's former Edmund Grey celebrates his 57th birthday today!   John has most recently been seen as Dr. Baker on Days of Our Lives and in the webseries, The Bay.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rebecca Wins Skating with the Stars!!!!

After the shocking elimination of Jonny Mosley last week, it was truly anyone's game and nothing was certain.  But our girl prevailed and took home the trophy!   Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) won the first season (maybe the only season) of Skating with the Stars!  Her two biggest competitors throughout the season were Jonny and Brandon Michael Smith.  Brandon dropped out after a few weeks when he fell ill with a stomach virus.  So it looked like it was going to be a Rebecca/Jonny finale.  But underdog Bethany Frankel's fans saved her and on to the finale she went when Jonny and partner Brooke were eliminated.   From where I'm sitting, it was a no brainer of a outcome but after what happened to Jonny, a win for Rebecca was far from a sure thing even though she was by far the superior skater.  But win she did!!! Congratulations Rebecca and my hometown boy Fred Palascak. 

Happy Birthday Amanda Baker!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Amanda Baker!!  AMC's dearly departed Babe Carey Chandler celebrates her 31st birthday today!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of December 19!!

Spoilers up!  There may be only three new shows this week, but that doesn't mean nothing is going on!  Annie drops the L bomb on JR while Marissa buys into his act.  JR suffers a big loss while Erica and Caleb do the happy dance.  Kendall has a hard time coming to grips.  And it's Christmas time in the Valley!!

Non-AMC Post.... in Memory of Bob Feller, Cleveland Legend

I was on my way home from FL back in May of '07, for good this time, after my dad's illness.  I had to get home and get my house ready because he and mom were moving in.  I was on stand by at the airport.  It's a little tricky in Orlando.  Tricky maybe isn't the right word, but there are a lot more people all trying to get home from Disney or whatever, so stand by could have you sitting there for who knows how long until you finally get on a plane.  I checked in and found a seat to wait out my fate.

I was just sitting there, kind of daydreaming about all that had happened in the last eight weeks when an older gentlemen sat down next to to me.  I glanced over at him.  Then again.  And then again.  And finally I said, "excuse me, but are you Bob Feller?"  He looked at me with a smile and said, "yes I am" and put his hand out for me to shake.

If you're not from Cleveland or not a big baseball fan, you may not know who Bob Feller is, so let me enlighten you.  Bob Feller is the winningest pitcher in Cleveland Indians history.  He is a Hall of Famer.  He was a living legend.  And he was my mom's all time favorite player ever and I've been hearing about how great he is my whole life.  In the days when mom took the bus to the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium and sat in the bleachers for 25¢.  If I heard that once, I heard it 5,000 times.

Bob Feller!!!   I was pretty excited.  He was known then as a curmudgeonly old coot who remembers ever single stat he ever put out.  But to me, he was nice as could be.  Not the least bit cranky or curmudgeonly.  We talked for a good 10 minutes.... about my dad, about his son he was visiting and the speech he had made while in Orlando.  About my mom being his biggest fan and about how I may or may not get on the plane.  He was so kind and very content to sit and talk to me until the plane started boarding.  He was in first class so he was called to board first.   And as he got up to leave, he turned back to me and said, "I hope you get on the plane."  I thanked him and resumed my wait.  I was so taken with just talking to him, I never even thought to ask for an autograph or to take a picture.  Doh!

A woman sitting nearby, who apparently witnessed my excitement at meeting him, turned to me and said, "Who was that?"  I looked at her with an "are you kidding me look" and said, "That was Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller!"  She replied, "well I guess that made your day."  Damn right it did!  Coming off the worst eight weeks of my life, and probably the most horrendous airport experience I will ever have (which is a different story altogether), hunkering down next to a legend is pretty sweet!  

I did get on that plane and when he saw me boarding he gave me a big smile and said, "you made it" with a thumbs up.  Bob Feller!!!   

He passed away this week at the ripe old age of 92.  Thanks for being such a great guy Bob and taking the time to just sit and talk.   A true legend, a gentleman and a beautiful memory I will never forget.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alexa Havins to Grey's Anatomy!!

Well we didn't get her back in the recasted role of Marissa, but Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) has landed a choice role on the ABC hit drama, Grey's Anatomy!  Beginning in February, she will be taking on the role of Thatcher Grey's (played by Jeff Perry) new girlfriend!  Thatcher is the father of Meredith and Lexie.  Is it safe to say they won't be too thrilled their father is dating someone so young?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Daniel Cosgrove!!!

Happy Birthday to Daniel Cosgrove, AMC once and current Scott Chandler!!!   Daniel celebrates his 40th birthday today and makes his AMC return on December 27.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

AMC's New Opening Credits!

TV Guide Online has shown us the first look at AMC's new opening credits, set to debut next week on December 22.   I don't know... it's nice and all, but it looks like Dynasty.  I'm glad they kept the same theme, but I miss the book!  It's classic.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

An AMC Christmas Classic!

It never gets old does it!?  LOL

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Soap Dishes Cookbook and Contest!!!

In case you haven't heard by now, the hot gift item this year for soap fans is the Soap Dishes Cookbook.  The book features 35 daytime stars who came together to share their fave recipes with you with over 200 recipes!  The book not only gives fans an inside look at what their fave stars like to cook, but it also donates to the Desi Geestman Foundation.  How can you miss?   

But there's more.... I'm actually in the running to win Soap Dishes contest, a trip to Hollywood!!!   With only two weeks left in the contest, you can  help me win!!   Just go to the Soap Dishes website and on the right side, where it says Get on our Insiders list, sign up to receive emails from Soap Dishes by putting in your name and email address, and then in the spot where it asks for your Referral Code, put in KathyPVB.  That's it!   Thanks!!

Spoilers for the Week of December 12!!!

Spoilers up!  This week is the week of Cara.  She and Jake come face to face.  Tad gives her a warning.  And she and Jake both have flashbacks of their relationship.  Also this week... Annie lashes out, Jack wants to set the date, Madison has to make a decision and Greenlee and Erica go toe to toe!

Thanks to all of those who inquired about my dad.  He's doing much better, I'm happy to report :)   He won't be home for some time, but he looks good and feels much better. 

Happy Birthday Teresa Blake!!!

 Happy Birthday to Teresa Blake!!!   AMC's former Gloria (GloHo as I always liked to call her!) celebrates her 47th birthday today!  Ahhh who could ever forget when GloHo went crazy and thought a pillow was her baby, Anna Claire.  Those were the days!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Michael Nouri!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Michael Nouri!!   AMC's mountain man turned lawyer, Caleb Cortlandt celebrates his 65th birthday today!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Meet Cara....

Effective Immediately Debbi Morgan on Leave!!

SOD is reporting that Debbi Morgan (Angie) is taking a leave of absence from AMC for personal reasons.  It's unclear how long she will be gone or when she will be back.  Hopefully all is well in her world and we'll see her back soon!

CASTING NEWS: Finn Wittrock Leaving AMC!!

So which is it?  SOD is reporting that Finn Wittrock (Damon) has decided not to renew his contract and  ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that he has been let go.  Either way, I can't say this comes as too big a surprise as his airtime kept dwindling and Colby is getting more and more interested in Asher.   I guess that means I'll never get my Tad/Hillary reunion!  And darnit!  He's leaving just when he got the haircut I've been waiting for!   Finn should continue airing into January. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of December 5!!!

This weeks spoilers are now up!  And what a week it is... Caleb and Asher bond, Cara comes to town, Madison is knocked up and friends and family gather for Zach's memorial service.

On a personal note, my postings for the next few weeks will be very limited (unless something really big happens of course!).  It's the busiest time of year for my catering/candy business and in addition to all the orders I am working on, my dad is back in the hospital.  He is stable and ok, but there for an undisclosed amount of time.   Have no worries, I will continue to post weekly spoilers, but smaller postings are probably going to suffer a bit.  Thanks for your patience and understanding!   xoxo

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Bevvy of Birthday Beauties

It's a big day for AMC birthdays!   Starting with one of the biggest new stars to come out of AMC, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni)!!   She celebrates her 25th birthday today.  She stars in the 2011 movie, Little Red Riding Hood, with Gary Oldman (one of my faves!).

Also today, Lauren Roman (ex-Laura) celebrates her 35th birthday today!!  Lauren has most recently been doing background and session singing.

And last but not least, Melody Anderson (ex-Natalie) celebrates her 55th birthday today!!  Melody's Natalie was most remembered because she got her sight back after wishing on the famous Dillon Christmas angel!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Former Alfred on Stage!!!

Bill Timoney (ex-Alfred Vanderpool) can be seen this holiday season at Arkansas Repertory Theatre,  performing in the stage version of one of my all time faves, the classic movie A CHRISTMAS STORY.  Bill and his wife, actress Georgette Reilly Timoney, are portraying the parents of young Ralphie,  Mrs. Parker and the Old Man,  the boy whose only request for Santa is to receive a Red Ryder BB gun rifle ("you'll shoot your eye out, kid!").  A CHRISTMAS STORY plays at Arkansas Rep in Little Rock from December 3rd thru December 26th. Ticket information and directions can be accessed at

CASTING NEWS: Fr. Clarence Recast

Never fear Pine Valley fans, Fr. Clarence (or as I like to call him, the Angel of Death) will be making his yearly appearance on Monday, December 27.  But he's going to look a little different this year.  In an emergency recast, Malachy McCourt has been replaced with actor Michael McCarthyMcCourt has played the jolly old spirit since 2003.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Kim Delaney!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Kim Delaney!!  Once our dearly departed Jenny Gardner, Kim celebrates her 49th birthday today.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of November 28!!

Spoilers up!  This week tensions flare.... Kendall tries to make sense of losing Zach, Madison faints in Ryan's arms, JR plots a way to keep his son and David is shot!

An Esta Update!

Well, there's a blast from the past!  I was kind of surprised and excited to see an interview and update on the elusive Esta TerBlanche (ex-Gillian) think this weeks Soap Opera Digest.  She is one of those actresses that people always seem to ask about and who I can never find any information about.  So what's Esta been up to?  Well according to the article, after leaving AMC she gave up acting for awhile and went through some bad times as she divorced her then husband Andre.  Currently she is back on the acting scene, having just filmed a pilot in South Africa.  She's also opened her own spa, siting her interest in the medical field and healing as the motivation.  But acting is where her heart (pun intended!  ha) lies and would love an AMC comeback.   Hey, if Mike Roy can come back from being cremated, Gillian can come back from being shot to death and having her heart donated to Laura!   Esta says that she's amazed by how many fans still remember Ryan and Gillian and want her to come back.  And she ends the update by reminiscing about how much of a klutz she was on the set and not at all the graceful princess she portrayed!  

Michael B. Jordan on Lie to Me!

The very busy, very talented Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) will be a guest star on the Monday, November 29 episode of Lie to Me, airing on Fox at 9:00 pm EST.   In addition this guest spot, Michael can be seen in the recurring role of Alex on the NBC drama Parenthood (Tuesday's at 10:00 pm EST) and as Vince on the fabulous Friday Night Lights, currently airing on Directv.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Marcy Walker!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Marcy Walker Smith!!!   The former Liza Colby celebrates her 49th birthday today!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from the PVB!!!

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for another great year!!   I am thankful for all of you!!!  xoxo

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Susan Lucci Takes Part in Disney Tradition

This year, Susan Lucci (Erica) will take part in a long running Disney tradition when she will be one of the celebrity narrators of the Christmas story during Disney World's Candlelight Processional, backed by an orchestra and large choir singing Christmas carols.  The event, which first began at Disneyland in 1958 and then at Disney World in 1971, begins tonight with narrator Isabella Rosellini.  Susan will narrate on December 5 and 6.  Head over to the Orlando Sentinel website for more information and read about Susan's own holiday family traditions.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You Can Thank the PVB...

... for David's return!    LOL  (thanks Cheap21!!!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

BIG Spoiler from Monday - LOOK AWAY If You Haven't Watched

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Living in denial has paid off for once!   lol

Cameron Mathison on Wendy Williams Show!!

Tune into The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, November 23 when Cameron Mathison (Ryan) will be a guest and dish on the show and on his holiday plans!   The Wendy Williams Show is syndicated, please check local time and channel.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of November 21!!

Spoilers up!  Please note that there will be an repeat of the episode that aired on September 7, when David dropped dead at the Yacht Club on Thursday, November 25 and on Friday, November 26 AMC will be preempted.  So with three shows this week, all hell breaks loose!   Kendall and the rest of Pine Valley find out about Zach's death and David's killer confesses!  Who do you think really did it?

Who do you think confesses?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Men of ABC Daytime on The View Friday!

Tune into The View tomorrow, November 19, to catch the hot men of ABC Daytime, including AMC's Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin).  Incidentally, one of my fave chefs will be on the same show, Lidia Bastianich will prepare an Italian Thanksgiving dinner.  Win win for me!   Hot guys and great chef!

Colin Egglesfield Arrives at GQ Party

Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) arrives at GQ's Man of the Year party last night looking as hot as always.  This years honorees are Jeff Bridges, Drake, Stephen Colbert and James Franco.  Look for Colin in the upcoming film Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson, John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Interview with Natalie Hall!! has a brand new interview with AMC Colby Chandler, Natalie Hall.   In the candid interview, Natalie talks about Colby's budding attraction to Asher, the Chandler family, and the future of soaps. 

Rebecca in Skating with the Stars Practice!

Monday, November 22 is the big debut of ABC's Skating with the Stars and our girl Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) as one of the stars!   Practice is intense.  Here's Rebecca and her partner, Fred Palascak, hard at work!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Michael Nouri Guest Stars on NCIS Tonight!!

Michael Nouri (Caleb) returns to NCIS tonight in the role of Ziva's estranged father Eli, a role he's played off and on for the past two years.   Nouri will also be on next weeks show, November 23.  NCIS airs on CBS at 8:00 pm EST.


Happy Birthday Alexa Havins!!

Happy Birthday wishes to new mom Alexa Havins!!  AMC's former Babe Carey Chandler celebrates her 30th birthday today!!   Don't forget to catch Alexa in an upcoming episode of CSI: NY!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Meet Dr. Griffin Castillo!!

Yowzer!   I'm in love already!  ;) 

Happy Birthday Josh Duhamel!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Josh Duhamel!!   AMC's Leather Pants Leo (lol) celebrates his 38th birthday today.   Josh was most recently seen in the film, Life As We Know It and is currently filming the latest Transformers movie, Transformers:  Dark of the Moon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of November 14!!!

Spoilers are up early this week and there is lots going on.  Griffin comes to town, meets Angie and Amanda, gets punched out by Jake and tends to Opal, among other things.  A plane crash rocks Pine Valley as the victim is revealed.  The verdict is in on David's murder trial.  And Ryan and Greenlee get down/make love.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Vincent Irizarry!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Vincent Irizarry!!   The devilishly delicious Dr. Devious (and yes, keeping with the D theme, I'm still in denial!) celebrates his 51st birthday today!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chrishell and Natalie at Humane Society Event!!

Chrishell Stause (Amanda) and Natalie Hall (Colby) attended the Humane Society of the United States event last night, Rescue Paws, the Humane Society's benefit to end puppy mills.

JR Martinez Blog!

JR Martinez (Brot) has a new blog at Global Grind.  JR recounts his horrible ordeal of being trapped in a Humvee and being burned while in Iraq.   Each photo posted continues his story in painstaking detail and with utter bravery.  JR is an inspiration!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alexa Havins to CSI: NY!

 The fab Daytime Confidential is reporting that Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) is currently filming an episode of CSI: NY.  No details are available on who she'll be playing, but she will be appearing in the 13th episode, tentatively scheduled to air December 16.    We'll post more info as it becomes available!

Happy Birthday Jack Scalia!!

Happy Birthday to Jack Scalia!   AMC's former Chris Stamp celebrates his 60th birthday today!  Jack has been consistently working in film and will next be seen in the thriller, The Second Time.