Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Rudolf Martin!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Rudolf Martin.  AMC's Anton Lang celebrates his 43rd birthday today!  Rudolf is currently filming the movie, Taking Capellera.

Wanda Dejesus Joins Cast of New Law & Order!

Wanda Dejesus (Mayor Blanco) has joined the cast of the newest Law & Order spinoff, Law & Order: Los Angeles.  She plays Arleen Gonzales, the police lieutenant in charge of the Robbery Homicide Division.  The show also stars Terrence Howard, Regina Hall and Skeet Ulrich.

Law & Order: Los Angeles premieres on September 22 and at 10 pm on NBC 

Alexa Havins in Dating Hell!!!

Well not really.   Really Alexa (ex-Babe) and husband Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) are expecting their first child very soon!  But last year, Alexa was part of a web series called Turbo Dates on  Here is one of her hilarious clips!

Friday, July 30, 2010

COMMENTARY: If I Had a Nickel...

I'm changing my name to Nan O. Tech
For every time Scott Chandler said the word "nanotech" I would have about $9.35 by now.  Scott, shut up about the damn nanotech!!  It's like his own little version of The Telltale Heart.  He hears the word nan-o-tech, with each step he takes.  He hears it in his sleep.  He hears it as he chews.  And when he's having sex with Annie, he hears her scream out NANOTECH, instead of his name.  Hmm... actually, that part might be true.   At any rate, Scott... either relieve your guilty conscience by confessing to stealing the idea, or shut the shut up!!!

All My New Children

There are a lot of kids on AMC... Trevor, Jenny, Kathy, AJ, Emma, Miranda, Gabrielle and soon Spike and Ian will be returning.  So who are all these kids?  Well here's what I can tell you.  Trevor is now being played by twin, Logan and Noah Ireland.  

Jenny is being played by Devon WoodsDevon has also been seen as Young Tara on Showtimes The United States of Tara.  

Kathy is being played by Dannika Northcott.  This young actress has a nice list of credits to her name, including recurring roles in ABC sitcom, In the Motherhood.

Miranda's new portrayer is Mackenzie Aladjem.  Mackenzie has appeared on Showtimes Nurse Jackie, as well as the now defunct soap, PassionsAerowyne J is the name of the new Gabrielle.

And the new Spike and Ian are.... Jake Vaughn as Spike and Britton Reeder as Ian.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"On The Edge" To Air Thanksgiving Weekend!!

ATI's Daytime Emmy winning special, On the Edge, a one hour special that follows Susan Lucci (Erica), Montel Williams,  and General Hospital's Anthony Geary and Kelly Monaco on their trip to Kenya to raise awareness of the poor and hungry for the charity Daytime Gives Back.  ABC stations in large markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland will all air the special Thanksgiving weekend.   Don't worry, the PVB will remind you closer to the actual airdate. 

Eva LaRue Attends CBS Summer Press Tour

And as always, looks fab!   Head to toe, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria) looks amazing.  Awesome dress, great shoes, nice bag and well... she's drop dead gorgeous.  Marriage certainly does agree with her!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's All About Susan

Susan Lucci (Erica) has signed a book deal with It Books, a division of Harper Collins, to write her memoirs.   The as now untitled book will be released next year.   Personally, I cannot wait!   I would love to hear her recollections about the early days of AMC.  This is going on my must read list!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

COMMENTARY: It's All David's Fault

David, David, David.  He is getting himself into a heap of trouble these days, some his own doing, some not so much.  But the bottom line is, if TPTB keep pinning every single thing that goes wrong in Pine Valley on David, he will end up being written into that proverbial corner that is very hard to get out of.  

Paybacks a bitch David, and so am I!

Let's break it down shall we?  David DID hire someone to sabotage Erica's plane so she couldn't get back to Pine Valley and Greenlee could take control of FUSION.  He did this.  We know he did this.  There is no justification for David on this one.  Did he mean to almost kill Erica?  No, of course not.  He wanted the plane grounded.  He didn't want her to get on it and crash!  Remember, he saves lives dammit, he doesn't take them, even though he's not a doctor anymore.  Still, he did hire someone to mess with the plane.   It was sloppy, especially for David.  He thinks of every scenario usually but he didn't think that Erica would insist on getting on the plane with no maintenance check.  Is it is his fault that Erica demanded to fly home?  No.  But it is his fault that the plane was not fully functional.   But in the end, there is an actual crime here.

Then there is Angie.  A young boy came into the ER after falling off his bike.  Angie just happens to be an infectious disease specialist.  Remember how she came back to Pine Valley? It was because Greenlee and Frankie (then known as Quenton) had a disease that no one could figure out.  Her expertise was needed so Joe called her for help.   So for Angie to see the signs that something else was wrong with this boy, other than his fall works for me.  

Angie Angie Angie... oh nothing, I just like saying that

What doesn't work for me is that she would try to treat him without taking proper precautions (such as mask and gloves).  Time was a factor, but no amount of budget cuts (David's fault) should hinder a doctor from protecting themselves from possible infections.  
I save lives dammit!
Angie treated the boy, and then did not immediately wash and sterilize her hands, and ended up touching her eye and giving herself the infection the boy was carrying.  David's fault?  Come on!  That's a bit of a stretch.  Sure he cut the budget but are they really trying to tell me that nowhere in the hospital was there one rubber glove?   Hey, go next door to Walgreen's people!  They sell them there.  I have to make this very clear, I love Angie and Jesse.  But Angie's insistence that Jesse will be furious because of David's involvement in her illness is probably the most ridiculous thing since Marissa, JR, Scott and Annie all living under the same roof.  Don't get me started!  But I'm sure somehow, some way the fact that Adam divorced Annie, that JR slept with her, that Scott is in love with her, and that Marissa is a mealy mouthed waste of space are all David's fault.

If you give me fake drugs, I'll help you in court, or may be do you on a poker table, your choice.
And what Liza? She's getting placebos from David that she can slip to Damon instead of his ADHD meds.  Not the smartest move for David, but a typical one.  David and drugs go hand in hand.  And when Liza ultimately confesses to what she's been doing, who do you think Tad and Jesse will immediately blame.  David, of course!  David the mad scientist behind the Libidozone fiasco.  Hmmm come to think of it, maybe he's been slipping it to Annie and that would explain why she's such a Chandler whore.   David?  Is this a new crime to add to you growing laundry list?   Oh shoot, maybe I should shut up.  I wouldn't want to give TPTB any more ideas on how to destroy one of the most complex and interesting characters they've ever had.   

And last but certainly not least, we have Ryan. 

Ryan, you're such a douchebag.  Takes one to know one Davey boy.
An argument in the park.  David is pissed because Ryan made arrangements with Greenlee to meet in the park.  Sure it had to do with Emma losing her Cinderella dress and Greenlee replacing it, but David's paranoia where Ryan concerned put all kinds of meaning on this get together.  Ryan is not interested in another go round with David.  David pulls the patented PV male move and grabs Ryan's arm.  Dang, I thought they only arm grabbed women on this show!  David's set a new precedent!   Anyway, Ryan is all, "get your hands off me Dave" and the argument escalates.  But then Ryan starts to clutch his head.  
Why do I bother?
David, still a doctor at heart, can see something is very wrong and asks him, albeit in a rather snotty tone, what is wrong with him.   And before we know it, Ryan is down on the ground.  David has that brief few seconds of "should I help him" and then kneels down to do just that.   This is when Greenlee

It's a long road for David.  And now that Greenlee is on the outs with him, that leaves no one in his corner.  David's eventual downfall with no chance to come back will be that no one is in his corner.  That he has no one to love, and no one loves him. Don't destroy David!  Pine Valley needs him!  Don't forget David's vulnerabilities.  It's those things... his desire to be loved and have a family, children, that make David the complex and interesting character he is.  Once those factors are gone, he's nothing but a one note baddie and that usually ends with being buried alive in a park or hanging on a hook, frozen in a meat locker.

In the words of Tim Gunn, let's make it work!

How Cool Is That?

AMC is using real, top of the line technology to help Ryan as he recovers from a brain aneurysm.  Hummingbird Synergy is the signature device by InnerSpace MedicalHummingbird Synergy is the only device to integrate the functions of intracranial pressure, ventricular drainage with access for a diagnostic probe through a single burr hole. What this means is that before this device, several holes were made in the skull to access all these different areas, but with this one device, only one hole is needed.  Kudos to AMC for educating viewers on a new, top of the line device!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of July 26!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and like a typical week in Pine Valley, it's full of mayhem and foolishness!  Greenlee and David separate, Damon and Colby make love,  Annie gets divoriced, Liza comes clean and Angie's pregnant!?  Say huh!?

CASTING NEWS: AMC Recasts Emma! is reporting that Danielle Parker will be taking over the role of Emma Lavery from Emily Alyn Lind beginning the week of August 16.  No word on why the change was made.

Happy Birthday Bobbie Eakes!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Bobbie Eakes!!!   AMC's Krystal celebrates her 49th birthday today!  Catch Bobbie and the Divas of Daytime at Wisconsin's Log Jam 2010 on Sunday, August 1!!  For more information check out the Log Jam website.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Walt and Julia Hit the Stage!!

Tonight is the night Ottawa, IL!  It's the first performance in a weekend long event starring Walt Willey (Jack) and Julia Barr (Brooke).   The two are joined by Howard Johnson in a WilleyWorld Production of the classic, Arsenic and Old Lace.  This evenings performance begins at 7:30 pm with a show tomorrow, July 24 at 7:30 pm and a Sunday July 25 matinee performance at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Please call (815) 434-2737.

Happy Birthday Beth Ehlers!!!

Happy Birthday wishes today to Beth Ehlers!   AMC's former Taylor celebrates her 42nd birthday today!  Was it a matter of bad timing or bad writing?  Maybe a combination of both.  And then the move to LA happened and the much touted coup of landing Beth on AMC ended up fizzling.  Sorry Taylor, I would have liked to know you better!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Jennifer Bassey!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Jennifer Bassey!!  AMC's Marian Colby celebrates her 68th birthday today.  Hey,  isn't it time to get Marian out of Oak Haven and back to Pine Valley??  I think Liza needs to be reminded again of just how much she hated her own mother after the Tad/Marian/Liza triangle.  Is that what she wants for Colby?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Chrishell Stause!!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Chrishell Stause!!!  AMC's Amanda celebrates her 29th birthday today.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Remembering Nicky (Larry Keith, 1931-2010)

Yesterday, the Pine Valley Bulletin broke the news of the untimely passing of Larry Keith, All My Children's debonair Nick Davis from 1970-78 (with multiple recurring appearances until 2005). When viewers were first introduced to the Main Line town, Nick Davis (or Nicky as old friend Mona Kane referred to him) was the Valley's "James Dean;" an outsider, projecting a captivating air of intrigue. Viewers could not help but fall in love with him... neither could Phoebe Tyler.

Despite Nick's numerous "relationships" with women (all of which seemed to have the surname Tyler) there was always one woman who could put him his place. Despite all he did when he was teen, Nick always had an ally in Ruth Martin, the adoptive mother of his son, Phil Brent. Though having a stormy start, Ruth and Nick found a middle ground when it came to their son. They were each others' pillars through some of the most trying of times, including Phil's enlistment and deployment to Vietnam.

My favourite Nick and Ruth moment (and one of the last between Keith and original Ruth, Mary Fickett) was at the Martin family housewarming, 24 years after the clip above. In 1994, it would be Nick who would pull Ruth out of her emotional slump resulting from the destruction of the Martin home earlier that year. Nick reminded her that despite the fact that a tornado took her home, she would always be warm in the memories they shared.

To Larry, thank you for the memories.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

AMC Loses Another Legend

It is with sadness that I have to report another loss to the AMC family.  Larry Keith (Nick Davis) has passed away this morning of cancer at the age of 79.  He began playing Nick, a Kane family friend, in 1970 until 1978 and then made many returns throughout the years.  A beloved friend and confidant, and former lover, of Erica Kane, Nick was always was a voice of reason to the often impetuous Erica.  Larry will be greatly missed.

Spoilers for the Week of July 18!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted!  It's an action packed week as Annie gets a proposal (or two... no make that one proposal and one proposition), Bianca moves into Wildwind, Ryan collapses, Damon and Colby get set to leave town, plus JR and Caleb come to blows!

Happy Birthday Ambyr Childers!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Ambyr Childers!!  AMC's former Colby celebrates her 22nd birthday today!!  Ambyr will be seen in the new movie Twelve, being released at the end of July. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Brent Weber!!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Brent Weber!   AMC's former Sean Montgomery celebrates his 30th birthday today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Erica Blogs!?

Who would have thought she'd have the time what with all her adventures, businesses to run, children's lives to meddle in, etc.  But she does!   And you can follow her blog at as she keeps us all up to date on the happenings in her and Jack's life while they are away from Pine Valley.  You can also follow her on Twitter

We Have A Winner!!!

Hopefully you all got in you entries for the latest PVB giveaway because the time has come to announce the winner.  *drum roll please*   The winner is Tori!!!!

Congratulations Tori!  Please email me at with your information on how to get the prize to you.  

Unfortunately I have to point out that the first two names randomly chosen as winners were not followers of this blog and that is a requirement to win.  So hit that follow button at the top of the page!

Happy Birthday Shari Headley!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Shari Headley!!!  AMC's Mimi Reed celebrates her 46th birthday today.  Apparently Mimi is still living in Hawaii with Danielle.  But Shari was most recently scene on ABC Family show, 10 Things I Hate About You.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Nick Benedict!!!

Dang!  I almost missed him on my calendar!   Happy Birthday Nick Benedict!!!  AMC's second Phil Brent celebrates his 63rd birthday today!   Nick as Phil most notably married first love, Tara Martin in 1976 after his divorce from Tara's rival for his affections, Erica Kane!


Pictured (from left to right) Kay Campbell (Grandma Kate Martin), Ray MacDonnell (Joe Martin), Karen Lynn Gorney (Tara Martin), Nick Benedict (Phil Brent), Mary Fickett (Ruth Brent Martin) and Larry Keith (Nick Davis).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ABC Daytime Goes Brenda Crazy!!!

Beginning July 17, Soapnet will be begin it's countdown to General Hospital's Vanessa Marcel (Brenda) return, with each day a relevant moment revealed.  But wait, there's more.  On August 10, all of ABC Daytime one both ABC and Soapnet will be devoted to Brenda.  Yes, AMC and OLTL will be pre-empted on Tuesday, August 10 and in their place will be GH reruns that feature Brenda as a lead in to the actresses return to GH on August 11.  Seriously.  I wish I was kidding, but I'm not.  I wonder if the person responsible for this overkill is the same genius who came up with "Real Greenlee Returns." 

Happy Birthday Carmen Thomas-Paris!!!

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to Carmen Thomas-Paris!    AMC's formerly and hopefully will be again, Hillary Wilson celebrates her 43rd birthday today!!   Come on AMC, bring back Carmen as Hillary!!  Let's get to the nitty gritty of why Hillary kept her and Tad's child a secret for so long.  Don't both Tad and Damon deserve to know??   If you want Carmen back as Hillary, click here for all the info!

Happy Birthday Lucy Merriam!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Lucy Merriam!!  AMC's former Emma Lavery celebrates her 8th birthday today :)


Monday, July 12, 2010

Susan Lucci is tssss Hot in Cleveland!

As previously reported, Susan Lucci (Erica) will be appearing on the hot new sitcom for TV Land, Hot in Cleveland!   She is set to appear on the season finale in September.  Hot in Cleveland airs on Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm on TV Land.  It stars Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White.  The show was recently picked up for a second season of 20 episodes that are tentatively scheduled to begin airing in January 2011.


CASTING NEWS - Kendall and Zach Return!!!

As previously reported, Alica Minshew (Kendall) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach) will be returning!!!  Alicia will be making her permanent return on August 9.  Thorsten will be back on August 16 for a short term stay. What do you think their storyline will be?

What if...

Erica Kane met Sonny Corinthos??  

What If....

Ryan Lavery met Carly Corinthos Jacks? answers that question for you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Spoilers for the Week of July 11!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted!  What a week...   is Greenlee starting to think maybe she belongs with Ryan after all, just as Ryan and Madison are moving forward?  JR and Annie will now be working closely together at Chandler, much to Marissa's dismay.  Caleb plants a liplock on Erica and then she hightails it out of town with Jack.  David continues to make trouble for the Hubbard's and may actually be on to Angie's condition!

And don't forget to enter the latest exciting PVB giveaway!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another Exciting Giveaway!!!

After the amazing success of the last giveaway, CSN Stores has come through again!  They have over 200 stores online that sell anything and everything!  From BBQ supplies to accent pillows. From chandeliers to dining room tables. You name it, they have it!  And this time, one lucky PVB reader will receive this beautiful 12 x 9.5 Le Creuset Black Onyx baking dish!   
CSN Stores are dedicated to building a lasting organization that shoppers will want to return to again and again.

To win this awesome baking dish, a $30 value, all you have to do is become a follower of this blog (click the follow button right above the PVB banner) and then make a comment to this blog post. Winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, July 15. Good luck!!!

Ricky Paull Goldin To Be a Daddy??

If you follow the PVB message boards, you've no doubt read this already.  But if you don't, it seems as though Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) is going to be a daddy!   Ricky's long time girlfriend and current fiance is expecting!   There's been no official word from Ricky on the matter, but a picture is worth a thousand words wouldn't you say?  Here is Ricky's fiance, Gretta Monahan, arriving at the Daytime Emmys on June 27. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Marissa Needs Maury!!!

OK, the promo is fake, but pretty hilarious!!!  Long time PVB Board Poster, Cheap21 made the promo and I just had to share.  Marissa's self makeover lasted about as long as probably the real ones that happen on Maury!  And while we're talking about Marissa's makeover, how strange was it that AJ saw her and was suddenly scared!   If a sexy dress and a little makeup are enough to scare this young man, then having Annie around all the time must be down terrifying!

Happy Birthday Jean LeClerc!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Jean LeClerc!   AMC's former Jeremy Hunter celebrates his 62nd birthday today.   It seems like only yesterday that Erica was busting Jeremy out of jail, in what I like to call, The Great Turban Rescue!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday James Kiberd!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to James Kiberd!!!  AMC's dearly departed Uncle Porkchop celebrates his 61st birthday today.