Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spotlight On TV: Daytime Is Now Spotlight On Entertainment

As of July 1, 2009, this site will merge with its sister site and become Spotlight on Entertainment.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Birthday Babies

Happy Birthday to Daytimes Cancers and Leos born in July:

Photo: Elizabeth Hendrickson, Credit: CBS

July 3

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Abbott, The Young & The Restless)
Hunter Tylo (Taylor Hayes, The Bold & The Beautiful)

July 6

Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde, One Life To Live)

July 9

Ewa da Cruz (Vienna Hyatt, As The World Turns)
Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton, Days Of Our Lives)

July 12

Judi Evans Luciano (As The World Turns)
Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia Hastings, The Young & The Restless)

July 13

Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe, Guiding Light)

July 15

Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, The Young & The Restless)

July 20

Bryan Ditillo (Lucas Roberts, Day Of Our Lives)
Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns)

July 21

Crishell Stause (Amanada Dillon Martin, All My Children)
Patricia Elliot (Renee Buchanan, One Life To Live)

July 22

Terrell Tilford (Greg Evans, One Life To Live)
Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby Chandler, All My Children)

July 23

Beth Elhers (Taylor Thompson, All My Children)

July 25

Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey Hayward, All My Children)
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan, The Bold & The Beautiful)

July 27

Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, Days Of Lives)

July 30

Victor Alfieri (Giovanni, The Bold & The Beautiful)
Ilene Kristen (Roxanne Bolsom, One Life To Live)

July 31

Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis, Days Of Our Lives)
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold & The Beautiful

Casting Updates


John Driscoll has been cast in the role of Phillip Chancellor IV. His first airdate is July 16 when the character returns to Genoa City. Driscoll was last seen as Coop on Guiding Light.


Bad boy, Mr. Craig (AKA Jerry Jacks) is making another visit to Port Charles this July. Sebastian Roché is heading back to General Hospital.The summer is expected to be explosive as Jerry causes some serious trouble in July.


Michael Lowry, best known for playing Dr. Jake Martin on ALL MY CHILDREN from 1997-2000, has been cast in a recurring role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. No first airdate yet. Lowry's other soap credits include Les on AS THE WORLD TURNS from 2004-2005 and Dr. Hillman on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL in 2006.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SOAPnet renews Being Erica, Announces New Shows

Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group, announced the new series recently picked up by SOAPnet and the return of the critically acclaimed BEING ERICA.

, originally a one-hour special, has now being expanded to a 10 episode series. Each hour-long episode features two women who switch lives and date men in each other's towns. The women will communicate with each other as they hunt for true love. Series premieres July 29.

BANK OF MOM AND DAD, based on a BBC series, shows what happens when mom and dad move in with their twenty-something and thirty-something daughters who are in financial hell. Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi helps each woman plan a road map for the future. Ten episode series premieres Sept. 30.

The second season of BEING ERICA,starring Erin Karpluck (pictured above)returns in early 2010.

For more info: SOAPnet
(Photo: SOAPnet/ABC)

Days Of Our Lives Summer Promotion Ad

Days of Our Lives has focused heavily on family storytelling for years. Their promotional ad this summer reflects family, relationships and love. It the perfect time of an ad like this as the 4th of July holiday approaches. Check out the latest promo from Access Hollywood.

Monday, June 29, 2009

All My Children and One Live To Live Weekly Promo

Check out this week's promos from All My Children and One Life To Live

Crime Stories Combo:

Starr/Cole Wedding:

Days Of Our Lives Mark Hapka At Fatboy Furniture Promotion

Days of Our Lives actor Mark Hapka (Nathan) helps Fatboy USA furniture president Pam Masters introduce the Fatboy Furniture Bean Bag Marimekko Chair.

Fatboy Furniture products have been seen on reality shows The Real World and Big Brother.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Out and About: Daytime Red Carpet Style

Many people hit the red carpet and at celebrity events:

Attending The ACSAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

Pussy Cat Doll Member: Melody Thornton

Attending Lauren Hildebrandt's CD Release Party

America Olivio
(Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Christian Campbell (ex-Bobby, All My Children)

Attending The BET Awards

Talk Show Host Tyra Banks:

Tatiayana Ali (Young & The Restless):

The View's Sherri Shepherd:

Singer Ne-Yo

(Wire Image Photos: C. Lauren, Mayer, Turner, Philips)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Casting Updates

Photo: ABC

Here's a look at some casting news in the world of soaps.

Wally Kurth(pictured above) is returing to Days of Lives in the role of Justin Kiriakis. Kirth was also known to soap audiences for his roles on As The World Turns and as part of the legendary Quatermaine Family on General Hospital. Expect Kurth and Justin to set foot in Salem this August.

As her current soap sets to leave the air in September, Crystal Chappell will be leaving the Emmy winning Guiding Light to return to Days of Our Lives as Carly Manning.

Popular television actress Morgan Fairchild will have a guest starring stint on The Bold and The Beautiful this summer. She will share scenes with the show's mariarch Stephanie Forrester played by Susan Flannery.

Former Port Charles and General Hospital actress, Lynn Herring will appear on As The World Turns at the end of July as the mother of Henry, played by Trent Dawson.

Judi Evans Luciano, formerly of Days of Our Lives is set for headed for As The World Turns for a short term as well. She is set to play a character known as Maeve. Luciano's daytime resume is impressive having been on Another World and on Guiding Light. Look for the Maeve character to arrive sometime in August.

One Live To Live's John Paul Lavoisier Interview

One Life To Live's JOHN-PAUL LAVOISIER shares his thoughts with Michael Fairman on the Gigi/Rex/Stacy storyline, on working with Bob Woods(Bo)and on if and when we'll ever find out who Rex's father is. Read the full interview at Michael Fairman Read the full interview here: JPL INTERVIEW

A Look Ahead: All My Children

Aiden Turner as Aidan Devane Photo: Janet Mayer

Aidan and Ryan work together to prove that Annie killed Stuart.

Amanda tells Jake that she can't stop thinking about Liza's baby.

Madison tells Zach that her husband, DA Henry North cheats on her.

Scott and JR settle their differences.

Annie loses control when Erica confronts her.

Erica tells Adam she can prove that Annie is guilty of murder.

Jesse goes all out to protect Randi.

David believes that Jake and Liza are hiding something.

A Look Ahead: Bold And Beautiful

Lesley-Anne Down as Jackie Marone Photo:CBS

Owen goes to extremes to avoid being around Nick.

Stephanie urges Taylor not to give up on Ridge.

Brooke and Stephanie make peace.

Jackie and Owen marry in Hawaii.

Nick works to expose Owen.

Eric loses more both personally and professionally.

Nick's worst fears are realized.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eddie Cibrian To Join Cast of CSI: Miami

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Eddie Cibrian will be joining the cast of CSI: Miami when the show kicks off it's eight season this fall. He will play an officer from the Hollywood division that joins the Miami team. Cibrian, a series regular on Third Watch and most recently had a guest-starring role in Ugly Betty, was once in daytime, starring on the now defunct drama Sunset Beach. The eighth season of the series premieres on Monday, September 21 on CBS.

Monday, June 22, 2009

ABC Daytime Promos Week of June 22: AMC OLTL GH

All My Children: Amanda's Baby

OLTL: Gigi vs Stacy

General Hospital: Olivia and Johnny

Friday, June 19, 2009

OLTL Weekly Promo: Week of June 22

SOAPnet Honor's Father's Day With A Y & R Billy vs Cane Daddy War Marathon

SOAPnet plans to look at Father's Day in traditional soap opera fashion when it airs a five hour marathon of Young & The Restless. The episodes will follow Genoa City residents Billy (Billy Miller), Cane (Daniel Goddard), Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Lily (Christel Khalil)as they re-live the saga of who's the daddy and who gets custody of baby Delia.

Episodes air on Saturday, June 20th, starting at 4PM!

(JPI photo of Elizabeth Hendrickson and Billy Miller as Y & R's Chloe and Billy Abbott)

Dancing With The Stars Maksim Chmerkovsky To Appear On The View

The View welcomes, Dancing With The Stars, Maksim Chmerkovsky, Benjamin Bratt, Joan Rivers, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood on the program next week. Maks will be one of the contestants on the ABC summer show, Superstars premiering on Tuesday, June 23rd.

One Live To Live Offers A Look At Bonus Scenes

Emmy Winning ABC daytime drama One Life To Live is offering a look at bonus scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. Videos and promos from all ABC soaps, All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital are available at

And Baby Makes Three

Congratulations are in order for Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days of Our Lives) and her husband, Kyle Lowder (Rick, Bold & The Beautiful) are expecting their first child later this year. Her pregnancy will not be written into her Days of Our Lives storyline according to the shows executive producer, Ken Corday.


Often watched in syndication throughout the day on television sets across America, the popular 80s sitcom, The Cosby Show is still on the top of America's lists.
According to The Harris Poll, the top dad that Americans would like to have had when they were growing up brings back memories of sweaters and college sweat shirts. Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show tops the list. Coming in at number two is the Beaver’s dad, Ward Cleaver of Leave it to Beaver, followed by Jim Anderson of Father Knows Best at number three on the list. Opie’s dad, Andy Taylor of The Andy Griffith Show is in at number four while David and Ricky’s dad, Ozzie Nelson of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet rounds out the top five. There's no word on whether Homer Simpson of The Simpsons or Al Bundy of Married With Children made the list.