Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday William Christian!!

Happy birthday wishes today to William Christian!!!  AMC's former Derek Frye celebrates his 55th birthday today!!  William can be seen in the upcoming movie, The Au Pairs, that stars another former AMCer, Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh).

Happy Birthday Matthew Cowles!!!

Another belated birthday wish goes out to Matthew Cowles!!  Matthew celebrated his 66th birthday on September 28!!!  Matthew has been married to another former AMCer, Christine Baranski (ex-Jewel) for 27 years.  As Billy Clyde Tuggle, Matthew may just be the most evil villain in Pine Valley history.  Who are your top 5 villains?  I'd have to say from five to one... Michael Cambias, Adam Chandler, David Hayward, Ray Gardner and Billy Clyde.  Off the top of my head. 

Happy Birthday Melissa Claire Egan!!

Happy Belated Birthday to Melissa Claire Egan!!!   AMC's crazy (and oh yes, she's still nutty as a they come!) Annie celebrated her 29th birthday on September 28!!!  Sorry Melissa!   I guess I was asleep at the switch this week.  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of September 27!!!

Spoilers up!  This week Chandler vs. Cortlandt goes into overdrive!!   Asher's identity is revealed (and many of us already guessed it... come on AMC, don't make it so easy!), Marissa takes JR to court, Natalia and Brot finally make a date and more!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Crazy and Appropriate Ad in Soap Mag

I was perusing through my latest copy of ABC Soaps in Depth, when I came across this advertisement for the DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit.  At first I thought it was a joke.  It had to be!  Paternity testing at home?  How crazy and how very soapy is that?  But the more I looked at the ad, trying to find the punchline, the more I realized there wasn't one.  It was real!  So if you're sitting around wondering if the man you always believed to be your father is really your father, or if that long lost brother you thought died in childbirth suddenly arrives at your door, this is the product for you!  The kit costs $29.99 and includes 3 packets of cheek swabs, 3 specimen envelopes, 1 order form and one postage paid envelope.  So don't delay!!  Get your kit at a local pharmacy and wait no longer to find out if your mom is really your mom or if she's actually your best friends mom and your best friend is really your sister!  The possibilities are endless.  But don't forget, there is an addition $119 lab fee that goes with this kit.  You didn't think it was going to be that simple did you?  If DNA tests only cost $30 now, Maury would be out of business!

Fun with AMC Stars at Fan Club Weekend!

Stephanie Gatschet (Madison) posted a video of her, Brittany Allen (Marissa) and Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) singing karaoke last night at one of the Fan Club Weekend events!  Check out this gals singing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody!

Keith Hamilton Cobb Comes Out!

The fact that Keith is gay may or may not be shocking to some.  But what really has stunned me is something else he's come out about, that he and Sydney Penny (ex-Julia) hated each other!  This can't be so!   They were perfect together.  My illusions are shattered.  Check out Keith's interview with SocyBerty for all the details.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin Bruening!!

Happy Birthday wishes to new dad, Justin BrueningJustin celebrates his 31nd birthday today.  I know I've said it before, but isn't it time to bring Jamie back from Africa?  Justin most recently starred in the Hallmark original movie, Class.

Happy Birthday Larkin Malloy!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Larkin Malloy!   AMC's dearly departed Travis Mongomery celebrates his 56th birthday today.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CASTING NEWS: Cosgrove in!

Hot off his stint at ATWT, Daniel Cosgrove returns to AMC as Scott, replacing the departing Adam Mayfield.  No specific airdate is yet available, but he is set to begin airing in December.  Daniel previously played Scott from 1996 - 1998. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CASTING NEWS: Kimberlin Brown Joins AMC!

Soap vet Kimberlin Brown has been cast as a judge who will oversee David's murder trial.  The role is short term and begins airing on October 18.   Kimberlin is best known for her role of Sheila on both Y&R and B&B.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Debbi Morgan!!

Happy Birthday to Debbi Morgan!!!   While Angie Hubbard is in her mid-40's, today Debbi celebrates her 54th birthday and is as gorgeous as ever. 

Happy Birthday Anne Meara!!

Happy Birthday to Anne Meara!!!   AMC's former Peggy celebrates her 81st birthday today!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of September 20!

Spoilers posted!  This weeks David's murder takes center stage as Greenlee pulls out all the stops to ensure Ryan's innocence.  Also this week... Asher goes too far while spying on Caleb for JR, Angie gets frustrated, Kendall gets sentenced and Randi warns Madison.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chase Premieres on NBC September 20!!

As previously reported, Kelli Giddish (ex-Di) stars in the new NBC drama, Chase.  As Annie Frost, Kelli plays a US Marshall in Texas dedicated to finding the most dangerous fugitives.  The show premieres this Monday, September 20 at 10:00 pm EST on NBC.

Happy Birthday Carrie Genzel!!

Happy Birthday to Carrie Genzel!!  AMC's former Skye celebrates her 39th birthday today.  Carrie was most recently seen in the Hallmark Channel original movie, Lies Between Friends.

Happy Birthday Maximillian Alexander!!

Happy Birthday Maximillian Alexander!!  AMC's former Carlos celebrates his 34th birthday today.  Ahh the Reyes brothers... Carlos and Juan Pablo.   Has there ever been two bigger character failures in AMC history?  

Double the Ricky Paul News!!

Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) will be a guest on The Rachael Ray Show on Thursday, September 23 with his lady love Gretta Monahan.   As previously reported, the couple are expecting their first child and will be talking about their journey to parenthood on the show.  This will be the first time the couple has talked openly about this subject!    The Rachael Ray Show is syndicated, please check local listings for time and channel.

In other Ricky news, he will be appearing at the 2010 Portland Women Show on Sunday, October 10 at the Oregon Convention Center.  Tickets are $9.   For for more information please check the Portland Women Show website.

AMC and GH Team Up For Benefit

Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Natalie Hall (Colby) and Jamie Luner (Liza, taking the place of Chrishell Stause who had a scheduling conflict) will be performing along with General Hospitals Bradford Anderson and Brandon Barash in the ABC Daytime and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center benefit performances of Kander & Ebb's musical revue, The World Goes Round.  The shows will be held at the Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday October 7 hosted by Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Chrishell Stause (Amanda), Saturday October 9 hosted by Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) and Sunday October 10 hosted by Walt Willey (Jack).  Net proceeds of the event will benefit the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic.  Ticket prices start at $50 and go up to $200 for VIP tickets.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

CASTING NEW: Vilasuso and Hartley In!

Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony, GL) has joined the cast of AMC as Griffin Castillo and Lindsay Hartley (ex-Arianna, Days) joins as Cara Finn.  Both characters will factor into Jake and Amanda's story.  Cara?  Hmmm... could she be Jake's ex-wife Carolyn?   Guess we will find out when they make their way to Pine Valley.  Jordi arrives on November 15 and Lindsay debuts on December 8.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CASTING NEWS: Allen and Mayfield are out!

Just released today, Brittany Allen (Marissa) and Adam Mayfield (Scott) have been let go from AMC.  Official word is that the show wants to take the characters in a new direction.  Does that mean recast?  Who knows!  Both Allen and Mayfield joined AMC in April of '09 and both will continue to air into October.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Shannon Kane!!

Happy Birthday Shannon Kane!!!  AMC's Natalia Fowler celebrates her birthday today.  In addition to AMC, Shannon will be appearing in the upcoming movie, S.W.A.T: Fire Fight, due out in 2011.

Happy Birthday Tanisha Lynn!!

Happy Birthday Tanisha Lynn!!!   AMC's former Danielle celebrates her 32nd birthday today.  Tanisha will be appearing in the new webseries, The Bay along with former AMCers Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian), MacKenzie Westmore (ex-Dr. Sinclair), and John Callahan (ex-Edmund)

Happy Birthday Anthony Addabbo!

Happy Birthday to Anthony Addabbo!   Anthony celebrates his 50th birthday today.  He appeared as the recast of Dimitri Marick in 2001. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

One of My Fave Sites

I don't know how many of my PVB folks know that I have another life.  Well several, but the one I'm talking about in particular is my foodie life.   I own and run a catering company out of my house.  I write a food blog.  And I read lots and lots of food blogs.  Blogs about food.  Blogs by people in the food industry.  Blogs by chefs.  Today I want to introduce you to one of my faves, The Pissed Off Chef.  It's got it all, food, humor, heartbreaking honesty and is just a really all around interesting site to read.  And the author is Italian, that alone is reason to check it out! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of September 13!

Spoilers up!  David's dead and I'm in total denial.  It just cannot be.  He's just too good.  He's got far more mayhem and havoc to wreak.  But for now, I'm just going to play along.   Elsewhere in Pine Valley, Liza annoys everyone while doing her job as DA, Angie's job is on the line and JR gets an ally in Asher!

Do you think David is dead?

Performer of the Week

I know I don't do this as often I used to anymore but it can't be denied that Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) is this weeks PERFORMER OF THE WEEK.  From the shock of David's death, to her incredibly moving talk to him while he lay dead at the Yacht Club, to her attempts to protect Ryan, to her talking to David in the morgue, to the flashbacks of her relationship with him, to his haunting her mind.  Through it all, Rebecca's been heartbreaking as she revealed Greenlee heartbreak to us.  Bravo!

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Boathouse

It seems that one of the most used sets on AMC didn't make it to LA with the rest of them and with the cast.  The Boathouse on Adam Chandler's property.  Everyone went there to cry, to mourn, to laugh, to celebrate, to marry, to hide.   It was a one stop mecca for all things.  And now, sadly, it's disappeared.  Where has it gone!   Is Pine Valley, PA no longer on the ocean and therefore, the idea of a boathouse unnecessary?   No that's not it, Pine Valley still has the Yacht Club for all your oceanic voyage needs.  Alas, the park has taken the place of the all but forgotten Boathouse.  Well I didn't forget you Boathouse!   I remember Greenlee and Leo getting married there.   I remember Bianca and telling Leo she's gay at the Boathouse.  I remember Brooke spying on Adam and Dixie at the Boathouse.  I remember Aidan finding Lily at the Boathouse.  Oh so many Boathouse memories.   Where have you gone old friend!?

CASTING NEWS: Jeff Phillips to AMC

Jeff Phillips (ex-Hart, GL) has been cast in the short term role of Nick Pearson.   Nick plays a part in the investigation of Ryan as David's killer.  He makes his entrance on October 13 and is scheduled to appear on six shows.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Is Vince Neil Crushing on LaLucci?

You never know what you're going to find when surfing the net and well this gave me a nice little giggle today.  I was reading an interview with Vince Neil (of Motley Crue fame) about his new book Tattoos & Tequila.  I'm not even sure why, since I'm not, nor have I ever, been a fan.  But my curiosity paid off.  The whole interview is a fascinating and funny read, but one part in particular caught my attention....
 This past June, Neil was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas, where he lives. “I was at the Emmys, somebody handed me some Champagne, and I was like, ‘All right.’” He shakes his head. “At the after-party I was talking to Susan Lucci and I just kept telling her how pretty she was …”

Even drunken rock stars aren't immune to the charms of Lucci!!   LOL

CASTING NEWS: Get Ready for a Zach Attack!

As previously reported, Thorsten Kaye will be returning in October... October 22, to be exact (well as exact as it can be without unforeseen pre-emptions and the like) for a limited run.  What exactly does this mean?  How long is he sticking around?  The answers to these questions and many others are yet to come!

CASTING NEWS: They're baaaaackk!!!!!

October 6 marks the return of Jack and Erica after their extended pre-wedding honeymoon.   Susan Lucci and Walt Willey will be back in action and oh the things they've missed in Pine Valley. What will they think of David's "death" (yeah I'm still in denial about it)?  Come to think of it, that's about all they've missed.  Wow, summer in Pine Valley sure isn't what it used to be.

Happy Birthday Jacob Young!!!

Happy Birthday to Jacob Young!  AMC's JR Chandler celebrates his 31st birthday today.  And while we're talking about Jacob, check out this charity auction!   Bid to win lunch and a set tour with Jacob!  Bidding ends on September 16 so hurry and get yours in.  Good luck! (thanks Libby!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thorsten Kaye in Detroit!

Thorsten Kaye (Zach) will be guest host of the Hilberry Theatre Company's 48th season preview on Saturday, September 25.  As a 1994 graduate of Wayne State University, Thorsten makes his return to the Hilberry Theatre to host as the company presents scenes from five upcoming shows on the 2010/2011 schedule.  Tickets start at $50 and go  up from there.   Cocktail reception is at 7:00 pm with show to follow.  To purchase tickets, visit the event website by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And So It Begins...

The Bring Back David campaign has begun!   Check out the Facebook page and support Vincent Irizarry's return as the devilish, devious, delicious Dr. David!  (Thanks Sample!)

Who Killed David?

That's easy, it was David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Natalia Cigliuti!

Happy Birthday to Natalia Cigliuti!!!   AMC's former Anita Santos celebrates her 32nd birthday today!!   Natalia most recently starred in the TNT original series, Raising the Bar and has appeared in several recent independent movies.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of September 7!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and it's all about the shocking David death aftermath.  Ryan's arrested for his murder?  Three Pine Valley ladies visit Ryan in the clink.  Someone else is arrested.  Angie gets bad news.  And what's up with Asher?  Programming note - ABC will air a repeat on Monday of the show that aired on June 10 - Jake and Amanda's wedding.

More Irizarry News

So many things about this do not add up.  I addressed some of them in my most recent commentary, but there's more to explore.  First of all, there's the little matter of how Vincent Irizarry's departure as David from AMC wasn't announced until the day it actually aired.  That rarely, if ever happens.  There's always a leak.  But let's just say for arguments sake that everyone on the set was sworn to secrecy, signed papers and were threatened with lawsuits.   It still doesn't add up.  Losing David essentially ends several major storylines.   Why get Caleb involved in the David vs. the Hubbard's story a week or so before David is to be killed off?   Why start a potential love match between David and Liza if David was to be killed off?  Why do Fall previews include David?   Is it all smoke and mirrors?   Is it a big joke?  What's the deal people!   Well could this statement on Vincent's Official Facebook page shed some light perhaps?  You be the judge.

Hello everyone -- We can now confirm and tell you that Vincent is still in negotiations, as the end of his contract is up shortly. The show has added this plot twist, but as I expressed below, please continue to tune in and make your thoughts, wishes, and voices known. Like many of you, I feel there is much more of D...avid's story that needs to unfold and we would love to continue watching Vincent's amazing portrayal of the most complex character on the daytime canvas!

Negotiations?  Really.  Interesting.    The statement goes on to say: 
Vincent passed on at how touched he has been by the overwhelming support and outpouring of messages that he has received over the past few days from all of you. Vincent writes, "I can't say enough how appreciative I am of all the comments on websites and message boards that have been written in support of my work and my character. There would be no doubt to me whatsoever, if I do return to AMC, it will be in greater part because of this wonderful outpouring from all of you who love the show and David as much as I do. I am forever grateful to all of you..."

If?   Honestly are the writers at AMC on crack?  They lost David Canary (Adam).  They lost, for the most part, Thorsten Kaye (Zach).  Are they really ready to give up Vincent Irizarry too!?  If Vincent wants to leave and go back east, I think most fans, myself included, would accept that.  But the writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski have called David's death as "storyline dictated" which means, they don't know what else to do with him, where to go.  Those two words drive me crazy.  You wrote him into that corner, it's your job to write him out.   So will AMC write (yeah, I did that on purpose) this wrong? 

Friday, September 3, 2010

CASTING NEWS: Are You Freakin Kidding me!?

Soap Opera Digest magazine is reporting that Vincent Irizarry is out as David!!  In a move the writers called "storyline dictated" (read: we can't think of another excuse), David meets his maker at Palmer's party.   Can this even really be?   Writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski defend their decision to dump one of the most popular actors and characters on the show, for the very same reason I speculated that he needed to stay... his hand is in too many pots.  So if it's really true, and David isn't faking his death, who becomes the antagonist of the show?  JR?   Please.  Junior cannot compete with the likes of David or his own father Adam for that matter.   I hope this is all a bad dream, and that David is doing what David does... playing everyone in town!  Otherwise Mr. Kreizman and Ms. Swajeski, you are not making fans, you are losing them.

Happy Birthday Haley Evans!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Haley Evans!!   AMC's former Miranda celebrates her 7th birthday today :)

Happy Birthday Jesslyn Wanlim!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Jessalyn Wanlim!  She played Zach and Kendall's former nanny Rachel, and currently can be seen on the ABC show, Scoundrels (with former Lily, Leven Rambin!)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Alicia Minshew Interview

Alicia Minshew (Kendall) talks about her move out west (temporary!?), adjusting to motherhood and much more in this really great interview with     Love the gorgeous family photo!

David Canary Reads for a Good Cause

David Canary (Adam - still can't bring myself to call him "ex") will be participating in the second annual Read-a-Thon sponsored by the FSW Literacy Volunteers on Wednesday, September 8 at Barnes & Noble in Westport, CT from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.  David, along with Senator Toni Boucher and other area celebrities and volunteers will take turns reading from their favorite books.  The Read-a-Thon's strives to raise awareness of illiteracy.  You can contact the store at (203) 221-7955, for more information.