Monday, January 31, 2011

The First Time...

Check out's new web series, The First Time and relive some classic AMC moments.   Up first, the first time Angie and Jesse met.  *sigh*   Those were the days!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of January 30!!

Spoilers up!  This week, a lot hits the fan... it's sweeps baby!   Jack gets the truth, Annie gets more and more unhinged, and most of all this week it's Kendall, Kendall and more Kendall!!   She remembers, she collapses and her life is in jeopardy!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Keith Hamilton Cobb!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Keith Hamiton Cobb!!   He always holds a special place in my heart as one half of my all time favorite AMC couple, Noah and Julia!  Keith celebrates his 49th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Karen Lynn Gorney!!!


Happy Birthday Karen Lynn Gorney!!!   AMC's Tara Martin is still acting in movies and in plays and was last scene as Lady Belaria in Shakespeare's Cymbeline in NYC.  Karen celebrates her 66th birthday today!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

And the Winner is....

The lucky winner of the latest PVB (and CSN Stores) giveaway is post #29 ... David!

 Congratulations!!!  And happy birthday :)   Please email me for your prize!

Jill Larson Gets "Desperate"!!

Jill Larson (Opal) has landed a guest starring role on the ABC drama, Desperate Housewives!  She steps into the role of a less than kindly nun who is a former teacher of Gaby's (Eva Longoria).  This is Jill's first primetime appearance.   Check out Soaps In Depth online for more information and tune into Desperate Housewives on Sunday, February 20 at 9:00 pm EST to see Jill in action!

Happy Birthday Paulina Gerzon!!!

Happy Birthday to Paulina Gerzon!!!  The former Maddie Grey celebrates her 16th birthday today!!   Paulina was most recently seen in the CBS drama, The Good Wife.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Walt Willey!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Walt Willey!   As AMC's Jackson Montgomery, he's got his hands full with the ever fickle Erica Kane.  But Walt's got it going on!   Walt was once again tapped as this years host at the final ABC  Daytime Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit on March 13 with co-host Bobbie Eakes (Krystal).  For tickets and details click here.  Walt celebrates his 60th birthday today!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Natalie Hall!!

Happy birthday wishes to Natalie Hall!!!   Natalie celebrates her 23rd birthday today!   But it's not all cake and  ice cream for poor Colby... oh wait until she finds out what her former beau did with her mother!   Ouch!  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of January 23!!

This weeks spoilers are up!  Secrets come out!!  Cara reveals her past to Jake and Tad while Asher finds out a big secret.  Brot and Natalia go public and Jack is concerned about the growing closeness between Caleb and Erica.  Annie is koo koo and soon everyone will know it.  And Damon leaves town (Finn Wittrock's last airdate is January 28).  And in case you haven't done it yet be sure to enter the latest PVB giveaway!! 

Friday, January 21, 2011

PVB Exclusive: One on One with Laura Allen!

I recently had the chance to go one on one with Laura Allen (ex-Laura Kirk).  What a sweet, down to earth woman she is!  Check out the PVB exclusive interview by clicking here!

It's Giveaway Time!!!

After the amazing successes of our previous giveaways, CSN Stores has come through again!  They have over 200 stores online that sell anything and everything!  From furniture to cooking supplies. From chandeliers to swing sets. You name it, they have it!  And this time, one lucky PVB reader will receive a $75 gift certificate to any of the CSN Stores!  The $75 does not cover shipping costs but can be used in any of the CSN stores.  

Here's the nitty gritty.  Make a comment to this blog and your entered to win!  The only catch is that you have to be a follower of this blog.  You cannot win this prize if you are not a follower.  It's easy, just click the word "Follow" at the top of the page (just above the PVB banner).  

The winner will be chosen at random on January 27.  So hurry!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

CASTING NEWS: Melissa Claire Egan Opts Out!

With a front burner storyline going full on, it seems an odd time for Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) to leave the show.  But leaving she is.   Posted today on her Facebook page, Melissa had this to say:

My dear fans,

After 4 and a half incredible years as a member of the All My Children cast, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave the Pine Valley family that I have come to love and respect so much.

It has been an amazing 4 and a half years for me! I have had the privilege and honor of working with the most talented and fun cast, crew, producers and directors imaginable. I have learned so much from them and am forever indebted. To wake up each morning and love going to work is a true blessing for which I am unbelievably grateful!

But after much soul-searching, I feel that it is time to spread my wings and open myself up to new challenges and adventures.

And you, my beloved fans……Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support and encouragement over these past four plus years. You have inspired me to give my all to the “complicated” character of Annie Novak McDermott Lavery Chandler Chandler (hehehe, it's always fun to say that ;-)), and I hope to have lived up to your expectations. You will always hold a special place in my heart, and I hope you will wish me well in my future endeavors!

With much love and gratitude,


No word yet on how and when Annie will be leaving Pine Valley but it's a good bet with how crazy she's been, that she ends up in a room at Oak Haven next to Janet from Another Planet!

Monday, January 17, 2011

And The New Spartacus Is...

... unfortunately not Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan).  As previously reported, Aiden was in the running for this amazing role, vacated by the ailing Andy Whitfield.   But unfortunately the role went to Liam McIntyre.  Hey that just means there's something even better out there waiting for Aiden!

Spoilers for the Week of January 17!!

This weeks spoilers are now up!  At long last, David is awake!!  Erica continues to cover for Kendall.  Damon and Colby have some decisions to make.  Ryan proposes.  Scott continues to woo Madison.  And this week, ABC will be airing repeats on Wednesday, January 19.  The AMC episode is a classic, the 2003 Fan February episode that centers around Tad and his many loves. 

Debbi Morgan's Leave...

 Debbi Morgan (Angie) recently revealed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that her leave from AMC is due to contracting Lyme Disease.  The infection, caused most often by a tick bite is being treated and she should be returning to the studio the second week of February, putting her back on screen in early March.

Friday, January 14, 2011

CASTING NEWS: Real Andrews Joins AMC!!!

Real Andrews has been cast in the role of Agent Trumble on AMC!!  Scheduled to appear in seven episodes beginning February 18, I can't be the only one who hopes that turns into something more permanent!  

Happy Birthday James Scott!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to James Scott!!!  From the dearly departed Ethan Cambias on AMC to EJ DiMiera on Days where you can still see him!    James celebrates his 32nd birthday today.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two New Roles for Leven!!

Leven Rambin (ex-Lily) has been cast in a recurring role on the CW series One Tree Hill.  She will make her first appearance in the 19th episode of the season, tentatively scheduled for March 15.  She plays a character that befriends Brooke.  One Tree Hill airs on the CW on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm EST.   Leven is also scheduled to appear on several episodes of CSI: Miami this season, tentatively beginning January 30, alongside fellow AMC alum, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria).  Leven plays Molly Sloan, a trace evidence technician who catches the eye of Ryan Wolfe (Jonathan Togo).  CSI: Miami airs on Sunday nights on CBS at 10:00 pm EST.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

AMC Gets Some Nominations for NAACP Image Awards!

This years NAACP Image Award nominations are out and AMC, past and present, is represented nicely.  Debbi Morgan (Angie) was nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series category.  And for the guys, Darnell Williams (Jesse) and Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie) were both nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.  In addition to our current cast members, Lamann Rucker (ex- Garrett) was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.  The awards will be handed out on March 4 and will broadcast live on Fox beginning at 8:00 pm EST.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Colin Egglesfield - Cover Boy!

Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) graces the cover of the new issue of Bello Magazine.  The issue will be available for download at Itunes store next week.  But you can go now and get the current issue with another former AMCer on the cover, Sam Page (ex-Trey!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of January 9

It's spoiler time!  This week Ryan investigates his suspicions about Zach's death, Greenlee goes to see Scott in prison with an offer, Annie becomes more and more unstable, and Damon and Liza hit the sheets!   

Carrie Genzel Guests on Castle!

Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye) will be a guest on this week's (Jan. 10) episode of Castle.   The episode, "Poof, You're Dead" centers around the mysterious death of a magic shop owner who dies in Houdini's water torture tank.  Carrie plays the role of Naomi Dahl, former model and the wife of a billionaire philanthropistCastle airs at 10 pm EST on ABC.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Esta TerBlanche!

Happy Birthday wishes to Esta TerBlanche!!   AMC's Gillian Andrassy Lavery Martin Lavery (lol is that right?) celebrates her 38th birthday today.  In case you missed it, here's an Esta update I posted back in November!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wedding Bells Are Ringing for Rebecca Budig!

Christmas time was engagement time for Rebecca Budig (Greenlee).  E! Online reports that she and boyfriend Michael Benson, a TV Marketing exec,  are going to be tying the knot!  She divorced Bob Guiney last year after 5 years of marriage.  No wedding date has yet been announced but the E! source described the ring as platinum, yellow gold, ruby and diamonds, circa 1935... sounds stunning!   Congratuations!!!

Jacob Young Appearance in Arkansas January 15!!

Jacob Young (JR) will be appearing at the Northwest Arkansas Women's Living Expo on Saturday, January 15 in Rogers, AR as part of the Soap Nation tour.  He will be participating in a Q & A, sign autographs and take pictures with fans beginning at 1:00 pm at the main stage.  For more information, check out the Women's Living Expo website.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Alexa Havins is on a Roll or Maybe a Role! has revealed that Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) has landed a lead role in the BBC hit drama Torchwood (seen stateside on Starz).  Alexa is playing the role of Esther Katusi, a CIA Watch Analyst who is also an eternal optimist and has the hots for colleague Rex Matheson (played by Mekhi Phifer).  Rex and Esther team up with Torchwood vets Captain Jack Harkness (played by John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (played by Eve Myles).  The series returns in the summer.

AMC Stars get "Hot in Cleveland"

Last season, Susan Lucci (Erica) did a blink and you miss it cameo on the TV Land hit sitcom, Hot in Cleveland but this season will be even better!   Susan, Michael E. Knight (Tad) and Darnell Williams (Jesse) will all be appearing on Hot in Cleveland as themselves and Wendie Malick will appear on AMC as her Hot character Victoria Chase!  The story has Victoria butting heads with her nemesis, Susan Lucci in a continuation of the storyline that began last season.  The two part Hot in Cleveland episodes will air on February 16 and 23 at 10 pm EST on TV Land.   Wendie will appear on AMC as a character named Gertie who works as a bartender at ConFusion after being fired by Erica.   That episode of AMC will air on February 24 at 1:00 pm EST on ABC.  Sounds like fun!

Happy Birthday AMC!!!

Happy 41st birthday to All My Children!!!   It started as a half hour show with a sassy high school girl named Erica Kane.   41 years later, Erica Kane is still front and center and that fact was driven home on Monday's exceptional Emmy worthy show!  Susan Lucci still shines as Erica and continues to remind me why she is the Diva of all Divas!   Happy Birthday AMC!!!

Happy Birthday Ricky Paull Goldin!!

Happy Birthday wishes to one of my AMC faves and new daddy Ricky Paul Goldin!!!  Our current Jake Martin celebrates his 43th birthday today!

Aiden Turner - Entrepreneur

Tomorrow, January 6,  Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) will be attending the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as co-founder of Ty, a sleek, unique device that is a cloud and Bluetooth enabled disc, the size of a poker chip, that attaches to personal possessions and keeps track of the things valued most.  The device won the prestigious Innovation Award!  The award recognizes the top ideas and designs among thousands that are exhibited at the show.  Ty slips into your bag or wallet and it snaps together with Ty designed accessories, such as a keychain, to attach to property and clothing. By downloading an app to your phone you can actually keep track of up to 7 items you want to Ty.  For more information Ty, check out the website or Facebook page!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Look at Alexa on Grey's!

As previously reported, Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) will be a guest star on Grey's Anatomy.  She will first air on February 10.   Here's a first look at Alexa as Danielle, Thatcher Grey's much younger girlfriend!  Grey's Anatomy airs Thursday nights at 9:00 pm EST on ABC.

CASTING NEWS: Shannon Kane Departs AMC!

It probably comes as no big surprise (especially considering she did not make it to the new opening credits), but Shannon Kane will be leaving her role of Natalia.  Opting not to extend her contract, Shannon's last airdate is February 4, but it's not final.  She will be returning from time to time.  She joined the cast in October of 2008 and it's taken until recently for her to find love with Brot Monroe.  Poor Brot, finally gets a love and off she goes!   Shannon's blossoming movie career is likely a big reason for her exit.  Up next for the busy actress is the film S.W.A.T:  Fire Fight to be released this year.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of January 2

Spoilers up and we are back to full weeks.  A very full full week actually.  Damon and Colby are on the outs and Liza is there to comfort him; the real shooter of David is revealed (I know, I know.. say what!?  real shooter!??); Annie becomes increasingly more unhinged (I see a wedding dress and a bloody knife in her near future!  lol); and Monday's show is all about Erica.... she's kissing Caleb, she's taking the heat and she's going toe to toe with Liza!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Eden Riegel!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Eden Riegel!!!   AMC's former Bianca celebrates her 30th birthday today.   Eden can currently be seen on Young and Restless as Heather.