Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Great Michael E. Knight Interview!!

It's not often that Michael E. Knight (Tad) does interviews, and certainly not as in depth as the one posted today by Smashing Interviews.  What a great read and a nice walk down memory lane with Michael!  Check it out at SMASHING INTERVIEWS.

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Interview with JR Martinez!

Seems appropriate to post a new interview with JR Martinez (Brot) today, Memorial Day, and that is just what his hometown newspaper, the DAILY CITIZEN in Tennessee did.  He talks extensively about his time on AMC and the ending that will be happening in September.  Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Birthday Tonya Pinkins!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Tonya Pinkins!!  Legal Eagle Livia Frye (who Pine Valley could use right about now with all the people in need of lawyers!) celebrates her 49th birthday today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of May 29!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted!  Ricky's reign of terror is finally over and everyone tries to deal.  David is getting suspicious about Faux Erica but so are Jack and Opal!  Madison and Ryan come together to say goodbye to Sara.  And Marissa and Bianca share a "moment" hmm


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Alicia Minshew!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Emmy nominated Alicia Minshew!!!  Seriously how amazing were the showdown scenes between Icky Ricky and Kendall this week?   A.Maze.Ing!   

Alicia celebrates her 37th birthday today.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Lee Meriweather!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Lee Meriweather!!  AMC's current Ruth Martin celebrates her 76th birthday today!   Hope we get to see her again before that big day in September.  Happy birthday wishes also go out today to Dondre Whitfield (ex-Terrence - he most recently had a recurring role in NBC's The Event) who celebrates his 42nd birthday today.  And Paige Rowland (ex-Kit) celebrates her 44th birthday today.

Aiden Turner Lands Recurring Role on Single Ladies!!

Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) will be a recurring on the new VH-1 drama (drama?  Remember when VH-1 and MTV used to actually play music?  Is Frons in charge over there too?  It sounds like him to take music channels and turn them into all this other crap?... sorry got off track) Single Ladies.  The show premieres on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 pm EST but Aiden doesn't start airing until June 20.  He plays the role of a male model named Sebastian Caliente (Caliente means hot and Aiden certainly fits that bill!).

Susan Lucci on The Talk

Susan Lucci (Erica) was on some show called The Talk this week.  She talks again about the cancellation and it's all pretty much the same stuff she's talked about on other shows, but hey I never tire of hearing her!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ABC Changes AMC Rerun on Memorial Day

Due to real life circumstances of the many tornadoes that have hit of late, ABC has decided to pull the scheduled rerun of the October 17, 2008 episode when a tornado hit Pine Valley.  Instead, ABC will air the AMC episode that aired on March 8, 2011, the episode when Tad and Cara got married.  It would have been nice if they had gone for something older but at least we get to see Joe and Ruth again!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Alexa Havins in Torchwood Promo!!

As previously reported, Alexa Havins (Babe) has landed a role in the Starz series Torchwood - Miracle Day.  The show is set to air July 8 at 10:00 pm EST.  Sure wish I had Starz!!   I watched Torchwood - Children of Earth on BBC America and LOVED it!  I heart Jack Harkness!


Make it Happen AMC!!!

Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo) had yet another hilarious interview on Ellen last week.  Ellen is definitely on to something here though and Josh seems up for it.  After watching a clip, Ellen suggested that, since Leo's body was never found, that he return before AMC goes off the air!  Come on AMC, make this happen.  I know I'd love it! 

Happy Birthday Mary Fickett!!!

AMC's original Ruth Martin, Mary Fickett, celebrates her 83rd birthday today!!!  Mary has retired from acting and is living in Virginia with her daughter.

FLASHBACK: Trevor and Laurel Wed

On May 23, 1995, Trevor Dillon married Laurel Banning.  After a brief marriage to Jackson Montgomery (in which he adopted Laurel's autistic daughter Lily), they divorced and Laurel wanted to make things right between her and the Dillon's after she was caught embezzling money from Trevor's wife Natalie's foundation.  It was Laurel who first discovered that Jane Cox was really Janet Green.  She became suspicious of Jane when she grew so attached to Trevor's children so soon after they started dating.   She looked into Jane's past and discovered she was Janet Green, Trevor's former sister in law.   But having gotten wise to Laurel's investigation, Janet cut the brakes on Laurel's car so she couldn't tell Trevor.  What Janet didn't know was Harold the dog, the dog she sent on a cross country journey, was back!  He stopped the wedding and at the hospital Laurel filled Jack in on her findings.  Jack was able to get to Trevor in time before he married Janet.  From there, Laurel and Trevor grew closer and closer and eventually wed.  Of course that wedding wasn't without incident!   Bitter and angry that Laurel foiled her plan to marry Trevor, Janet set a bomb in the church they were to be married in but when Janet saw that Amanda was in the church, she quickly ran in to disarm the bomb.  When running out of the church, Janet was struck by lightning and everyone thought she was dead.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of May 22!!

Spoilers up!  This week, Madison and Ryan struggle with their emotions at the funeral for their daughter.  Jake and Cara heat up.  Jane is screwing up and in front of all the wrong people (read: David!).  And it's a showdown between Ricky and Kendall!!   Bring it on!


CASTING NEWS: Eddie Matos is Outta Here!!

Yep, you read that right.  Things come to a head this week between Ricky and Kendall and it leads to his departure.  Eddie Matos will continue to air as Ricky until June 2.

Congratulations Eden Riegel!!!!

Congratulations to Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) and husband Andrew Miller!!!   Eden tweeted that son, Jack Oscar Miller was born yesterday afternoon at 4:07 pm.  He weighed in at 8 lbs., 14 oz.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Me and Susan Lucci, Sympatico

Which is kind of an interesting play on words no?  I say that because in Nelson Branco's no holds barred interview with Susan Lucci (Erica) she and I agree, and just for chuckles, Nelson's article is on Sympatico.ca.  Please check out his NEW INTERVIEW with Susan, where she talks about a lot and (here's where we agree) puts some blame on Pratt for the demise of AMC.  What she said about him just furthers my disgust for the man.   And even though I had heard it before, to hear from Susan herself is almost shocking.  After reading it, more than ever before, I heart Susan Lucci.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Tate Berney!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Tate Berney!!!  AMC's AJ Chandler celebrates his 8th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Leven Rambin!!!

Happy Birthday to Leven Rambin!!  AMC's Lily (who I'm hoping makes an appearance before the end) celebrates her 21st birthday today.   Leven was recently cast in the movie version of The Hunger Games.

Happy Birthday Nathalie Paulding!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Nathalie Paulding!   Nathalie played a young Bianca on AMC during the pivotal anorexia story and she has sure grown up beautiful!!

Happy Birthday Paige Turco!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Paige Turco!  AMC's former Lanie celebrates her 46th birthday today.  Paige was most recently scene on an episode of Blue Bloods on CBS.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of May 15!!

Spoilers up and things are heating up!   Asher is hurt in the explosion.  "Erica" comes home.  Ricky proposes and Kendall accepts.  Dixie returns???  And things are not good with Ryan and Madison's baby.  


Friday, May 13, 2011

Wonder Woman Pilot Can't Find A Home

Back in March the PVB reported that Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) had been cast in the pilot for the new Wonder Woman series.   This week NBC turned the pilot down.  No word yet as to if another network will pick it up, but it's not looking too good. 

CASTING NEWS: Thorsten Kaye Returns!

As previously reported, Thorsten Kaye (Zach) expressed interest in returning before AMC ends in September.... September 23 being the final airdate, and it's going to happen!   No details or a first airdate have been released but the official word is that Zach will be returning this summer.  Cady McClain's (Dixie) return will be a bit sooner, with her first airdate being next week, May 17.

Happy Birthday Jamie Luner!!

Sorry to Jamie for being a day late... Blogger was being a little temperamental yesterday.  Jamie celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday!  Also celebrating a birthday yesterday...  Linda Dano (ex-Rae) celebrated her 68th birthday.  Christian Campbell (ex-Bobby) celebrated his 39th birthday.  And Forbes March celebrated his 38th. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Daytime Emmy Nominations Updated!!

Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning.  This year the Emmy's will be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19 with Wayne Brady as the host.  AMC received a total of 13 nominations.  Not too shabby for a canceled show.  So without any further ado, here are the nominations.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
The Bold & the Beautiful
The Young & the Restless
All My Children
General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor

Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake)
Michael Park (Jack, ATWT)
James Scott (EJ, Days - formerly Ethan on AMC)
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)

Outstanding Lead Actress

Alicia Minshew (Kendall) 
Debbi Morgan (Angie)
Colleen Zenk (Barbara, ATWT)
Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)


Outstanding Supporting Actor

Jonathan Jackson (Lucky, GH) 

Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH)
Brian Kerwin (Charlie, OLTL)  

Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) 
Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R - formerly Richie on AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Annie)
Julie Pinson (Janet, ATT)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Bree Williamson (Jessica)
Tricia Cast (Nina)


Outstanding Younger Actor

Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Chandler Massey
(Will, Days)
Chad Duell
(Michael, GH)

Outstanding Younger Actress

Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa)
Lexi Ainsworth
(Kristina, GH)
Emily O'Brien (Jana, Y&R) 

New Approaches

"What If..." AMC, OLTL and GH web series
B&B's Clarence Update

Outstanding Promotional Announcement -- Episodic

GH's "Brenda's Back"

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design


Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director

Judy Wilson, AMC
Mark Teschner, GH
Julie Madison, OLTL
Camille St. Cyr, Y&R

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

David Zyla, AMC
Birgit Muller, B&B
Mary Iannelli, GH
Jennifer Johns, Y&R

Outstanding Directing Team


Outstanding Writing Team


Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime

Gotham, the Series

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling


Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction


Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing


Outstanding Achievement in Makeup


Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing


Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition


Outstanding Original Song

"Bad for You," GH
"Home Again," GH
"Starr X'd Lovers," OLTL

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Susan Lucci on The View - Wednesday

Tune into The View tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11.  Susan Lucci (Erica) will be a guest on the show to talk about her book and most assuredly the cancellation.  The View airs on ABC at 11 am EST. 

Are the Big Returns in the Works?

It looks like they are!   With Cady McClain's (Dixie) return already confirmed, fans are wondering who else AMC plans to bring back before their swan song in September.  Although there is no official word yet, Thorsten Kaye (Zach) revealed on his official website yesterday that he is bringing Zach back to Pine Valley, alive and in the flesh this summer.  

And what about David Canary (Adam) and Julia Barr (Brooke)?  With Agnes Nixon and Lorraine Broderick back in the drivers seat at AMC, it seems there is a good chance we will see these two AMC icons before the end.  Storyline penned by Broderick and overseen by Nixon begins airing on May 27.

Happy Birthday Laurence Lau!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Laurence Lau!!  He celebrates his 57th birthday today.  Hmm, maybe Greg Nelson needs to come to Pine Valley before September. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of May 8!!

Spoilers are now posted!  This week, Erica comes face to face with her captor and who she sees is a shock!!  Marissa comes to Bianca's defense, Madison finds out about Scott and Greenlee's deal from a rather unlikely source,  Jack, Caleb and Asher are caught in an explosion and Icky Ricky wants to get down/make love with Kendall.  EW!   Seriously, it's pretty amazing how they've made this hot guy so repulsive.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Michael E. Knight!!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Michael E. Knight!!!  One of my personal AMC faves, I can never get enough Tad (especially when paired with Jake!).  Michael celebrates his 52nd birthday today.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Kate Collins!!

AMC's Janet from Another Planet, Kate Collins, celebrates her 53nd birthday today!!!  I wonder how she likes  having Annie as a roomie.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

AMC Stars Attend Something Borrowed Premiere!

Chrishell Stause (Amanda) and Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Annie) went out to the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 3 for the world premiere of Something Borrowed, starring former castmate Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh)!

Finn Wittrock Hits Off Broadway!!

Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon) has been cast in the off Broadway production of Tony Kushner's The Illusion.  The play centers on a lawyer who searches for the son he drove out of his life years earlier and meets up with a wizard who shows him the amazing life his son has lived without him.  It is adapted from Pierre Coneille's L'Illusion Comique.  Performances begin on May 17 at The Peter Norton Space at 555 W. 42nd St with opening night on June 5.  For tickets, visit The Peter Norton Space website.

Finn pictured with Artistic Director James Houghton

Happy Birthday Danielle Parker!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Danielle Parker!!  AMC's Emma celebrates her 9th birthday today!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of May 1!!

This weeks spoilers are now posted!   It's a big week and the start of sweeps so get ready for non stop action as Kendall sets a trap for Ricky, Erica tries to outsmart her kidnapper, Ryan finds out about the secret Greenlee's been keeping, Scott and Madison make love for the first time and much more!


FLASHBACK: AMC's First Opening

In the coming months, as AMC winds down its historic 41 year run, the PVB will do it's best to bring you some great memories of a great show.  The first one is AMC's first opening sequence.  It sure has changed hasn't it!?  

CASTING NEWS: Cady Confirms Return!!

As previously reported, Cady McClain (Dixie) has been in talks to return to AMC before the finale in September.  She has confirmed via Facebook and Twitter that she will be back.  No details of course, just a confirm.