Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chicago Tribune Interview with Agnes Nixon

Click HERE to check out the new interview with Agnes Nixon from the Chicago Tribune!   Very interesting stuff about not only AMC (and a big secret cliffhanger!) but about her life as well.  Ahhh I love Agnes!  

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CASTING NEWS: No Return for Leven

Sadly, Leven Rambin's (Lily) scheduled return to AMC before the show ends on ABC has had to be canceled.  The actress has a scheduling conflict with filming of The Hunger Games movie, where she plays the role of Glimmer.

Final Tape Day At AMC

The final hours are winding down.  AMC ends taping for ABC today and I've been watching the posts go by on Facebook and Twitter.

From Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake):  Hi live from the last day on the set of ALL MY CHILDREN!! Crazy emotional!! 

Denise Vasi (Randi):  Bittersweet feelings as I start my last day in Pine Valley! Big girls don't cry... or @ least they try not to ☺ 

Stephanie Gatschet (Madison):  "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." ~Alan Watts 

Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca):  taking it minute by minute today, but feeling grateful and truly proud.

Cameron Mathison (Ryan): Thank you all for the well wishes on this last day of taping All My Children . Let's hope we are all back together again in a few months! xxoo  

Vincent Irizarry (David) posted last night:  In the morn I'll go to work on AMC for the last time under ABC.  It's been a wonderful,even seemingly magical ride all these years.  As with all my fellow AMC actors,I don't yet know where we're going, but I certainly know where I've been.   What a privilege to have traveled this journey with many of you throughout these years, and equally so to have played such a rewarding character as Dr. David Hayward.  The depth of my gratitude is beyond measure, therefore, I thank you all ad infinitum. Keep the faith :)

And just posted from Soap Opera Digest online: Today marks the final day of taping for the cast and crew of ALL MY CHILDREN under the auspices of ABC. "It's not doom and gloom around here," Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers told Digest recently. "People are not walking the death march. I'm sure you know, August 30, when everybody walks out of here, we're going to go, 'Whoa, what happened?' But right now, nobody sees cancellation in their future [laughs]." There will be at least one honored guest present to bear witness to history; reports Julia Barr (Brooke), "Alexa Havins [Babe] is bringing the baby [one-year-old Lexington, with husband Justin Bruening, Jamie] in so we can all give her a kiss and a squeeze. It's hard to be sad when there's a baby around!"

For me, it's the end of an era.  I feel like I've made my peace with it going off the air and I'm not really sure where the PVB goes from here, after September 23.  The site will remain for the history and family trees, the board will go on.  But whether or not I follow the show to the internet is yet to be determined.  It's hard to imagine letting it all go after 13 years online and 30+ years of watching off an on.   But like I said, I have made my peace with it.  Whether I can stick to that is a different story.   I'd love to hear your thoughts... are you sticking with it through thick and thin?  Or have you made your peace with the end as well?

Cameron Mathison to Host New Series!

Cameron Mathison (Ryan) has be tapped as the host of a new online reality show for Yahoo called Ultimate Proposal.   In the series, a group of experts help men from all walks of life deliver the most memorable marriage proposals.  The show will be part of Yahoo's first foray into original programming to begin on October 3.

Monday, August 29, 2011

JR Martinez to Dancing with the Stars!!!

JR Martinez (Brot) has been named to the cast of the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars!  Following in the footsteps of other AMC dancers Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Susan Lucci (Erica), JR begins his dance journey on September 19 when the new season premieres.  To see the full cast list, click HERE

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of August 28!!

This weeks SPOILERS are posted!  With only four weeks (yep, 20 shows...19 if Labor Day ends up being a repeat), things are heating up!   This week JR threatens Marissa,  Cara worries that her cancer may have returned, Erica is determined to find out if Mike Roy really is still alive and the big reveal happens... Jesse tells Angie the truth about Maya and Lucy!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Soapnet Celebrates AMC!!!

Soapnet will be airing a weekend long tribute to AMC chock full of classic episodes!  Beginning on Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 pm EST, it's all about Erica!   The I Love Lucci marathon begins with the episode that originally aired on November 27, 1979 - Tom ends his marriage to Erica after discovering she's been secretly taking birth control pills (also featured in this episode, Langley tries to convince Myrtle that they have never met before).  

At 8:00 pm, the episode originally aired on January 19, 1996 has a very high on pills Erica accepting the "Media Woman of the Year" award (isn't that the episode when Erica very classically calls Maria, St. Maria of the Push Up Bra??).  

At 9:00 pm, the episode that originally aired on December 22, 2000 has Erica in full denial when Bianca comes out to her.  Also featured in this episode, Ryan and Gillian spend Christmas together as do Tad and Dixie despite Leslie trying to come between them.  Hayley wants to turn herself in for killing Arlene.

At 10:00 pm the episode that originally aired on December 27, 2004 has Erica urging Bianca to come out of her coma and when she does, Erica reunites Bianca with Miranda.  Also featured in this episode, JR is at his previous height of douchebaggery and tells Adam he is no longer his father.

And at 11:00 pm the episode that originally aired on May 24, 2005 has Erica and Jack finally walking down the aisle in Boca Raton.

And then on Sunday, September 18 Soapnet airs more classics in their Last Chance for Romance marathon.   Beginning at 5:00 pm the episode that originally aired on September 3, 1980 features Cliff and Nina's fairy tale wedding, one of the most iconic episodes ever! 

At 6:00 pm, the episode that originally aired on February 14, 1984 features Greg and Jenny's beautiful Valentine's wedding.  Also featured in this episode, Palmer finds out why the Chandler's really came to Pine Valley and Adam has eyes for Erica!

At 7:00 pm the episode that originally aired on March 4, 1993 features Tad and Dixie joyfully reuniting after Tad was presumed dead.  Also featured, Hayley and Charlie find Brian and Junior out on the run.

At 8:00 pm the episode that originally aired on April 9, 2001 features Ryan and Gillian's romantic wedding.  This episode also features David admits his guilt on the witness stand (ahh some things never change huh?) and Leo and Greenlee have a change of plans.

At 9:00 pm the episode that originally aired on July 15, 2002 features Leo and Greenlee's wedding at the boathouse with Anna and David in attendance.  Also featured, Tad and Brooke set out to find Maria.  

At 10:00 pm the episode that originally aired on December 15, 2005 features Zach and Kendall's romantic divorce.  Also featured, Babe goes to see Josh and is kicked out by Erica, and JR has a warning for Jamie about Amanda.

At 11:00 pm the episode that originally aired on February 18, 2008 features Angie and Jesses's emotional reunion at the train station.  Also featured, Erica is arrested at the Go Red fashion show and Greenlee informs Aidan that Kendall may be pregnant.

More Events Celebrate AMC!!

In addition to three NY/NJ events for A Tribute to Pine Valley in October, there will also be a Pine Valley tribute event, A Celebration of the Final Network Broadcast, held at Sidetrack in Chicago, IL.  In attendance will be Chrishell Stause (Amanda), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Terri Ivens (ex-Simone), Jeffrey Carlson (ex-Zarf/Zoe), Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby) and Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian).   The event begins at 11:00 am and will include a meet and greet and a viewing of the final episode on ABC.  Tickets will be on sale soon for this event that benefits Season of Concern.  Please check the Season WEBSITE for more information.

Unfortunately you are out of luck if you didn't get tickets to Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) and Alicia Minshew's (Kendall) event, Good Night Pine Valley on Saturday, September 17 at Prohibition Restaurant on Columbus Ave. in NYC.  This event is sold out.

Happy Birthday David Canary!!!

Happy Birthday to David Canary!   AMC's soon to be returning Adam Chandler celebrates his 73rd birthday today!

Happy Birthday Cameron Mathison!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Cameron Mathison!!!   He celebrates his 42nd birthday today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

David Canary Guests on Curb Your Enthusiasm!!

Wow, it was over a year since I first REPORTED this one!  David Canary (Adam) guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm last night (Sunday, August 21).  But don't worry of you missed it!   HBO replays their shows extensively, you can catch it on HBO On Demand or on HBO Go.  In the episode, David plays a viagra drug dealer!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of August 21!!

This weeks spoilers are posted!!  As the weeks wind down (5 more!) things heat up more and more.  This week Zach and Cara both align themselves with David.  Erica wants answers.  The truth about Lucy is revealed (is she not the cutest baby EVER!!!).  And Gillian appears!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

TV Guide Channel and People Magazine Pay Homage

As AMC gets set to leave the ABC airwaves in *gasp* a mere 5 weeks from now, two tributes are in the works.  The TV Guide Network will be paying homage to AMC with an hour long special, hosted by Cameron Mathison (Ryan) on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 pm EST.  The show will feature guest appearances from stars past and present.

And People Magazine has put together a Special Collectors's issue People Celebrates All My Children.  Set for publication on September 27, 2011 the issue is now available for pre-order via at a special reduced price of $13.57 (newstand price is set for $19.95).  The issue will feature new interviews, photos and much more!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Tribute to Pine Valley in NYC!!!

 A new event was announced this week... A Tribute to Pine Valley, Celebrating 41 years of AMC!  The once in a lifetime event will take place over three nights, ok so it's thrice in a lifetime event.  On Tuesday, October 25, the Tribute takes place at Town Hall.   On Wednesday, October 26, the event will be at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.  And on Thursday, October 28 the event hits The Theatre in Westbury, Long Island NY.   Joining in on the festivities are Walt Willey (Jack), Julia Barr (Brooke), Vincent Irizarry (David), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Jacob Young (JR) and Michael E. Knight (Tad).  More names will be added most likely so stay tuned!  To get all the info or to order tickets, check out the Tribute to Pine Valley WEBSITE.

Prospect Park Sends Out Actor Proposals!

Looks like things are moving along.  Walt Willey (Jack) via Soap Opera Weekly has said he received his first proposal from Prospect Park.  Walt seems optimistic that things will work out, with both AMC And OLTL starting up on the internet in January 2012.  I hope he's right.  So far Debbie Morgan (Angie) and Jacob Young (JR) have found new gigs, and several others have eluded to being ready to move on.  It will definitely be interesting to see who lands where in the coming months! 

Happy Birthday Taylor Miller!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Taylor Miller (Nina)!!  She celebrates her 57th birthday today!  Most recently, Taylor appeared in the play Plaza Suite with Walt Willey (Jack) in Ottawa, IL. 

Happy Birthday Candice Earley!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Candice Earley!!  She celebrates her 61st birthday today!  In the heyday of AMC, Candice played Donna Beck, the hooker with the heart of gold who got her happily ever after with her dream man, Chuck Tyler.  It was a rocky road, but they got there!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jacob Young Heading Back To B & B!!

Jacob Young (JR) rejoins the cast of Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Rick Forrester, the role he previously held from 1997-1999.  He begins airing on September 26, the Monday after AMC goes off the air on ABC. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Spoilers for the Week of August 14!!

This weeks SPOILERS are now posted and with one month and one week left before AMC leaves ABC, things are crazier than ever!!  This week, Kendall and Zach share an emotional reunion, Dixie tries to help JR crawl his way out of the bottle, many start to wonder who else David has hidden up his sleeve, Amanda waits for news after her surgery and Bianca and Marissa make love!  


Natalie Hall Cast in Miniseries!!!

Natalie Hall (Colby) has been cast in the Hallmark Channel original miniseries, Love's Christmas Journey, based on the books by Janette Oke.  The two hour, two part miniseries will air in November.  Hall plays Ellie King, a pioneer woman who has lost her husband and her daughter and goes to visit her brother, the sheriff of a small town (played by GH's Greg Vaughan) during the Christmas holiday.  While there she ends up helping a young man who was wrongly accused of catching the mayor's barn on fire, meets new friends and ultimately may find love again.

CASTING NEWS: Shannon Kane Returns!

Shannon Kane will make a return visit to Pine Valley as Jesse's daughter and Brot's love, Natalia next week.  After a whirlwind on the job training, Natalia was hired as a detective in nearby Philadelphia.

Monday, August 8, 2011

CASTING NEWS: Agnes Nixon On Screen!

Agnes Nixon will be appearing on screen as hospital board member Agnes Eckhart.  Her character first appeared in 2005 and this time she begins airing on August 31 when she is admitted to Pine Valley Hospital where Cara and David treat her.  While in the hospital she will have a big effect on all of the lives she interacts with, including Erica Kane.

In Honor of Dr. David Haywardstein

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Denise Vasi Guest Stars on The Protector!

Tune into the Lifetime original series, The Protector, tomorrow (August 8) night at 11:00 pm EST to catch Denise Vasi (Randi) in a guest starring role as Mary Jo Holder!

Spoilers for the Week of August 7!!

This weeks SPOILERS are now posted!  And it's a Zach attack week!  Greenlee sees Zach, Ryan sees Zach, Kendall sees Zach!!!  Tad and Dixie are reunited, so what happens to Cara?  Amanda and her mother share some bonding time.  And what the heck is JR doing coming on to Madison??

Happy Birthday Sydney Penny!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to one of my faves, Sydney Penny (ex-Julia).  Sydney has been keeping busy with her recent guest starring role on Drop Dead Diva and begins airing on Days on August 30.  She celebrates her 40th birthday today!  I'd be so happy if Dr. Haywardstein saved Julia!

Cameron Takes ET Canada on Set Tour!

Cameron Mathison (Ryan) takes ET on a set tour.  Loved the sofa bit!  LOL

Thursday, August 4, 2011

CASTING NEWS: Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns!

Wow, isn't that interesting twist!  Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) will be returning to AMC before it's ABC end.  As being reported everywhere, Gellar has made it very clear she won't be playing Kendall and that the role belongs to Alicia Minshew.  True.  It does.  But personally, I think this is very cool.   I think it's beautiful and amazing that so many people want to pay their respect to their soap roots and show their appreciation for the show and genre.  It's something ABC should be taking note of, since they have very little respect for either.  It's unclear who SMG will play, but she will be on for one day before the end in September.  Alicia responds via Soap Opera Digest!  SMG's comments are priceless!  UPDATE: SMG will appear on September 21 in a scene with real life gal pal Eva LaRue (Maria)

Happy Birthday Sabine Singh!

Happy Birthday to Sabine Singh!!  As the recast of Greenlee, she had a rough go of it but definitely won over some fans.  She celebrates her 37th birthday today!

Happy Birthday Abigail Spencer!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Abigail Spencer.  Ahhh remember the days when Leo and Greenlee had a bet that Leo could (or couldn't) get Becca's virginity?  Now Abigail celebrates her 30th birthday today and can currently be seen in Cowboys & Aliens.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Info on Soap Move to Internet

Maybe more info.  Who the heck knows.  DEADLINE.COM, the notorious site who broke the news that AMC and OLTL would be canceled before it was generally known, is now saying that Prospect Park is shopping the shows around to cable channels and getting some interest.  What does all this mean?  Who the heck knows anymore!  But I'd wager a guess that it means Prospect Park got in over their heads and didn't completely think through the extensive costs involved with delivering two soaps at the same quality they have now (which is what they promised to do).  Or maybe I'm just too cynical.  Stay tuned to the brand new soap... Where The Soaps Will Go for info as it comes in.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Adam Mayfield!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Adam Mayfield!!  Formerly Scott Chandler, Adam can soon be seen in the independent movie, The Preacher's DaughterHe celebrates his 35th birthday today.

Monday, August 1, 2011

CASTING NEWS: Esta Returns!!

OMG are you serious!?  Should we rename the town from Pine Valley to Zombie Valley?   SOAPS IN DEPTH is reporting that Esta TerBlanche is headed back to AMC as the supposedly dearly departed Gillian Andrassi Lavery.  You remember Gillian... the love of Ryan's life who was shot by an assassin aiming for Anna Devane, and then who's heart was donated to Laura English?   Ahh but here's the twist... David performed that surgery.   So that could mean she is alive after all.  I'm quite interested to see how this all unfolds.  I did love Ryan and Gillian!