Thursday, March 31, 2011

REMINDER: Susan Lucci on Rachael Ray!!

Don't forget to catch Susan Lucci tomorrow, April 1, on The Rachael Ray Show.   Susan talks about those pesky cancellation rumors and more!  The Rachael Ray Show is syndicated, please check local times and channel.

CASTING NEWS: Taylor Groothuis Joins AMC!

Taylor Groothuis comes to Pine Valley in the form of MaKenzie in mid-April.  Who is MaKenzie?  Some hints are that Taylor is 8 years old, so perhaps a friend of Kathy's or Miranda's or AJ's?  When I find out, you'll find out!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Mark Consuelos!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Mark Consuelos!!!  AMC's former Mateo celebrates his 41st birthday today!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Interview with Susan Lucci!! has a brand new interview with yes, you know her, you love her, Susan Lucci!   On the interview circuit for the new book, Susan talked candidly to Broadway World's Pat Cerasaro.  Check out the interview by clicking here.

Happy Birthday Christopher Lawford!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Christopher Lawford!!  The former Charlie Brent celebrates his 56th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Terri Ivens!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Terri Ivens!!! She celebrates her 44rd birthday today!!! Terri can next be seen in the latest Roger Corman creature feature, Piranhaconda, filming now.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Susan on GMA!

In case you missed it....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of March 27!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted.  This week JR continues his pursuit of Marissa, Kendall and Griffin come to a new understanding, Ricky is up to no good, and get your tissues ready folks, Angie and Jesse's baby is born and fraught with drama!    Hey you didn't expect it to go smoothly did you?  I'm going to be a mess!!!


CASTING NEWS: Shannon Kane Makes Appearance

Shannon Kane will be making an appearance as Natalia the week when she returns to Pine Valley for all the Hubbard family baby festivities!

Tons of Lucci TV Appearances!!

With the release of Susan's memoirs on Tuesday, March 29, she will be making the rounds of the talk show circuit this week to promote, All My Life.  On Monday, March 28, you can see Susan on Good Morning America, Access Hollywood and Nightline (ABC at 11:30 pm EST).   On Tuesday, March 29, Susan will be featured on  Live with Regis and Kelly.  On Wednesday, March 30 she will be featured on  Fox and Friends and The Nate Berkus Show.  On Friday, April 1, she appears on The Rachael Ray Show.  And on Tuesday, April 5, Susan will be a guest on The Wendy Williams Show.  All shows are syndicated (unless otherwise specified) so please check your local listings for time and channel.

To see a list of Susan's book signing appearances, click here.

CASTING NEWS: Mariah Buzolin Comes to AMC!!

Yes, this was previously reported, but the date has changed.  So now, instead of having started on March 15, Mariah Buzolin premieres as the new Chandler maid, Maya on Wednesday, March 30.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Susan Lucci is a Grandma Again!!

Susan Lucci (Erica) has become a grandma for the third time!!   Daughter Liza Huber gave birth to her third child, a daughter, on March 23 at 9:00 pm.  Hayden Victoria joins big brothers Royce Alexander (4) and Brendan (2).   Liza and husband Alexander Hesterberg III married in March of 2004.

Got a Question for Susan Lucci?

Have a burning question for Susan Lucci (Erica)?  Now is your chance to ask her!   ABC is taking question submissions for Susan for their Good Morning America segment on Monday, March 28, featuring Susan talking about the March 29 release of her new book, All My Life.  Click here to submit your question.

Justin Bruening Cast in Wonder Woman Pilot!

Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) has been cast in the NBC pilot for the new version of Wonder Woman, as Steve Trevor (played in the 1975 version by Lyle Waggoner).  Adrianne Palicki, who played Tyra in the fab Friday Night Lights, plays Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince (played in 1975 by Lynda Carter).   Ahh I remember that show so fondly.  A young Debra Winger as Drusilla (aka Wonder Girl?).  What camp, what fun!   I hope this show will be a bigger hit than the ill fated version of Knight Rider!

Justin will also be a guest on the ABC hit Castle, tentatively scheduled for April 25 at 10:00 pm.

AMC Fans - A New Soap Book Wants Your Memories!

Author Alina Adams wrote in to ask soap fans, "Which one moment from the past seventy-five years of broadcasting would you pick to demonstrate daytime drama at the very top of its game?" The memories chosen will be compiled and the finished book will be an electronic app, with the clips embedded right in the text, so that you can read about the scene, then immediately watch it on your computer or other electronic device.  Alina is no stranger to soap books.  She wrote the New York Times-best-selling As The World Turns and Guiding Light tie-in novels, Oakdale Confidential, The Man From Oakdale, and Jonathan’s Story.  Get all the necessary info for submissions here.  AMC has so many great definitive soapy moments...what to chose, what to chose!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The News is Good!!!

From Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) Twitter:  "AMC is not being canceled :)  But now is a great time to let the network know you'd like to keep it that way.  Thanks for all the support!!"

Phew!  Thanks Bobbie!

Happy Birthday Christina Bennett Lind!!!

With all the hubbub of the cancellation rumor, I forgot to post Christina's birthday!   Sorry Christina!!!   Happy Birthday wishes to Christina Bennett Lind!!!  AMC's Bianca celebrated her 24th birthday on March 22!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

I Guess I Have To Say Something

It's always been my policy to not comment or perpetrate rumors.  But with all the emails and questions I'm getting about the rampant rumor that AMC is getting canceled, I guess I have to say something.  Is it true?  I don't know.  Fact is, no one seems to know.  I have seen many articles online today about this rumor and not one of them had any basis in fact, credited a source, or gave any kind of specifics.  Does that mean it's not true?  Not necessarily because we all know where there is smoke there is usually fire.   But AMC or one of the ABC soaps being canceled isn't exactly a new rumor.  This has been going on for years.  So new information this is not.  Most of the articles I read state that AMC could be replaced with a talk show as soon as this fall.  So, if a cancellation is going to happen, it would seem that it is going to happen soon.  Until then, I chose to relax and wait for it to play out.  Panic,  petitions, threats and anger accomplishes nothing.  I'm taking the wait and see approach, but if you're so inclined to write someone, it's never a bad idea to drop a line to official outlets (SOD, SID, SOW, ABC) and let them know just how much the show means to you. 

Daytime Emmy's Find a Network!!

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on June 19!!!   This year, CBS is picking up the show and will begin airing live at 8:00 pm EST.  The nominations will be announced on May 11.

Happy Birthday Laura Allen!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Laura Allen!  AMC's former Laura Kirk English celebrates her 37th birthday today.   Laura was most recently seen in the Fox series Terriers.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of March 20!!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and it seems like a pretty action packed week!   Griffin finds himself in a heap of trouble, Bianca gets a shock from Reese, Caleb has all kinds of feelings and he's revealing them, Colby finds a backer for her blog, Erica and Liza go to war and Liza teams up with David!

Happy Birthday Michael Lowry!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Michael Lowry!    The former Jake, and now current law student when he's not acting, celebrates his 43rd birthday today!   You can also catch Michael around NYC with his AC/DC cover band, Done Dirt Cheap! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Denise Vasi Returns to Guest on White Collar!

Denise Vasi (Randi) will be returning to her guest starring role in the USA Network drama White Collar.  Her character, Cindy, appeared in the pilot two seasons ago and will once again appear this season.  No airdate is available yet.   But with the shooting scheduled in NYC this weekend, Denise will be unable to attend her galpal Stephanie Gatschet's Yogathon this Sunday in LA.

Congratulations Tate Berney!!!

As previously reported, several AMC kids were up for Young Artist Awards this week.   Tate Berney (AJ) went home the Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series (Young Actor 12 and Under) award!   Congratulations Tate!!!

Chicago Fans!! See Karen Lynn Gorney March 26 & 27!!

AMC icon, Karen Lynn Gorney (Tara) will be appearing at the Hollywood Collectors Show in Chicago, IL next weekend, March 26 and 27.   The show takes place at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare Airport HotelThe weekend promises to be action packed with tons of celebrities and celebrity memorabilia.  Get your early bird ticket and it's only $30 for both days!  For all the info, click here.

Happy Birthday Cornelius Smith Jr!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Cornelius Smith Jr!!!   AMC's Frankie Hubbard celebrates his 29th birthday today!!   

It is also the 4th birthday of Britton Reeder, who currently plays little Ian Slater!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Mathew St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy birthday wishes today to one of my AMC faves Mathew St. Patrick!!   I don't know about anyone else but I sure would love to see Adrian Sword back on my TV screen!   Mathew celebrates his 43rd birthday today.

Happy Birthday Amelia Heinle!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Amelia Heinle!!  AMC's former Mia Saunders can now be seen on Y&R with a whole lot of other former AMCers.  She celebrates her 38th birthday today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephanie Gatschet!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Stephanie Gatschet!!!  AMC's Madison North celebrates her 28th birthday today =)

Photos from ABC Daytime's Salute to Broadway Cares!!

As always, has beautiful photos of the big night, the final ABC Daytime Salute to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Monica Simoes took great shots of all our ABC faves!   Check them out here.

Happy Birthday Alexandra Daddario!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Alexandra Daddario!!  She played the high school girlfriend of JR Chandler, Laurie Lewis and BFF turned rival to Joni Stafford (Amanda Seyfried)!  Alexandra can currently be seen in the movie Hall Pass.  She celebrates her 25th birthday today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of March 13!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted and both Angie and Annie are back in town, but in Annie's case, not for long.  Colby posts another video, much to her mother's dismay.  Emma is not a happy little girl.  Ricky thinks he's succeeding in turning Kendall against Griffin.  And Amanda lashes out!


Cheer on Some AMC Kids!!

Tonight at the Empire Ballroom in the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel in CA are the 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards and AMC kids are representing!  In the BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME TV SERIES (Young Actor 12 and Under) Tate Berney (AJ) and Jake Vaughn (Spike) are both nominated.  And in the BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME TV SERIES (Young Actress 12 and Under) MacKenzie Aladjem (Miranda) and Danielle Parker (Emma) are both nominated!  Best of luck to all the talented kids!

CASTING NEWS: Mariah Buzolin Comes to AMC!!

Mariah Buzolin arrives in Pine Valley on Tuesday, March 15 as Maya, the new maid at Chandler Mansion.  The pretty young thing will share scenes with Colby.   The Brazilian native has previously been seen in the TV series Lie to Me, Zoey 101 and in the movie Hotel for Dogs, among others!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Help Stephanie Gatschet Fight Lung Cancer!

Stephanie Gatschet (Madison) has a cause that is near and dear to her heart, and incidentally to mine too.  When her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer 5 years ago, she began supporting the National Lung Cancer Partnership in an effort to educate people about the disease and raise money.  Says Stephanie: "The stigma of lung cancer being a smoker's disease really stands in the way of getting the proper funding and awareness," she points out. "And it's so unfortunate, not only because it doesn't really matter if a person smoked or not -- no one deserves to get cancer -- but more than half of the people diagnosed with lung cancer now are non-smokers! Everyone should know about that, and the more we can remove the lung cancer conversation from the smoking relation, the more progress we'll make in curing it."  And this is so true.  One of my very dear friends was diagnosed with lung cancer back in July and she never smoked a day in her life.  I can't thank Stephanie enough for her part in raising awareness of this disease and on March 20 she is organizing a fundraiser, the Free To Breathe fundraising yogathon at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA, which is actually where many of AMC's location shots are filmed.  Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca), Denise Vasi (Randi) and Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin) will all be taking part in the fundraiser with Stephanie and you can too!  Sign up or donate at

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeff Branson!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Jeff Branson!!!  Our former Jonathan Lavery can currently be seen on Young and the Restless. Jeff celebrates his 34th birthday today.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Castle Sneak Peak!

As previously reported, Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan) are among a group of soap stars appearing on the ABC hit series, Castle on March 21 at 10:00 pm.  Here's a sneak peak at the action!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of March 6!!!

Spoilers for this week are now posted!   Tad and Cara get married and Joe and Ruth are there to celebrate, woo hoo!!   Is it safe to say that seeing the two of them will be the highlight of the week?  I think so.  Also this week, Ricky amps up his efforts to find Zach's incriminating evidence, Cara confronts Amanda, FUSION is in trouble and Ryan is close to finding Emma!


Amanda Seyfried Talks AMC with Letterman!

I thought this was hilarious (aside from them wondering if AMC was even still on the air, come on!).  Amanda's (ex-Joni) so adorable and is definitely more at ease with the interview process.  I remember seeing her on The View when Mamma Mia just came out and the poor thing was so nervous she had hives! 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Congratulations Darnell Williams!!

Darnell Williams (Jesse) won the NAACP Image Award last night for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series!!!  Way to go!!  He beat out his on screen son, Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie) for the award.  The Outstanding Actress award went to Tatyana Ali (Y&R).

Big Birthday Day!

March 5 is big on AMC birthdays! Celebrating his 83rd birthday today, is Ray MacDonnell.  AMC's Joe Martin will be back in Pine Valley this coming week!.

Also today, newlywed TC Warner celebrates her 34th birthday!!


And last but by no means least, Bill Timoney celebrates his 53rd birthday today!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Darnell Williams!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to one of my faves, Darnell Williams!!   Darnell celebrates his 56th birthday today!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Trent Garrett!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Trent Garrett!!!   AMC's Asher Pike celebrates his 27th birthday today!!

Happy Birthday Richard Shoberg and Denise Vasi!!!

Sorry to be a day late with these two birthdays!  Sometimes life gets in the way.   But better late than never!!!

Happy Birthday to Richard Shoberg and Denise Vasi!!!!

 Richard celebrated his 61st birthday yesterday!   He was most recently seen on Oprah to surprise Susan Lucci and on the Feb. 25 episode of Blue Bloods!

Denise Vasi celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday!!!