Friday, January 30, 2009

Former AMC Actress Nominated For An Oscar

Actress Melissa Leo has received her first Oscar nomination for the film Frozen River.
Back in the 80's, Melissa played Laura Warner, sister to Cliff Warner played by Emmy winner Peter Bergman. Peter now plays Jack Abbott on The Young and The Restless.
Good luck to Melissa on Oscar night.

Frozen River" is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new double-wide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

Watch The Trailer:

photo: wire image

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bonnie Hunt Show Sponsors Rock The Soap Cruise Contest

Are you the biggest soap opera fan? Do you want to spend 4 days hanging out with all your favorite
soap opera stars? Then tell us why we should pick you to be our guest on the ‘Rock the Soap’ cruise.

Winner of this contest will receive:
* Roundtrip airfare for two (within the 48 contiguous United States) to Los Angeles
* Ground transportation to and from the chosen Los Angeles airport to the cruise ship dock
* 3 nights accommodations onboard Carnival Paradise
* All meals & snacks
* Coffee, tea, iced tea & juices
* 24-hour room service & pizzeria
* Full use of ship facilities: three pools, whirlpools, fitness center, salon, spa, casino, library, duty-free shopping & all Carnival events

Private Event Pass which will include:
* Rock The Soap Welcome Cocktail Party with open bar
* Rock The Soap Party with DJ Aiden Turner
* Rock The Soap Talk Show with celebrity interviews, clips and stories
* Rock The Soap Meet and Greet Session with all your favorites
* Rock The Soap Fantasy Camp where fans act out scenes with celebs
* Rock The Soap Trivia Contest with special prizes
* Rock The Soap Concert with your favorite soap stars & Bob Guiney Band
* Rock The Soap Karaoke Contest and Duets with your favorite stars
* Rock The Soap Farewell Cocktail Party with open bar
* All events hosted by TV Personality Bob Guiney
* Full Access to all of Carnival's activities and facilities!
* Chances to enter other onboard drawings for exclusive Rock The Soap Events!
* An appearance on The Bonnie Hunt Show, immediately following the cruise, to share the experience with Bonnie and her viewers (which includes potential additional hotel stay and ground transportation)

1. Your entry to this contest will be judged, based on the following criteria:
* The enthusiasm with which you’re able to relay your passion for soap operas
* The creativity and originality of your entry
* Your ability to share how ‘soaps’ have touched your life, with an added comedic or heartwarming touch
* How well we feel you’ll be able to relay your experiences aboard the cruise ship with Bonnie, in-studio

2. We will begin accepting submissions on January 28th at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, and we will continue accepting submissions through and until February 25th at 9:00 PM Pacific Time.

3. You must be 21 years or older and US Citizen who resides in the 48 contiguous United States.

4. Employees and their immediate family members of Time Warner, Soap Networks and Jet Blue Airlines, and all of their affiliated companies and entities are ineligible.

To enter the contest, click here: Rock The Soap Contest

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thorsten Kaye Fans Charity Auction

Charity starts at home...

Thorsten Kaye Fans website will be auctioning off a series of items autographed by Thorsten Kaye who stars as Casino Mogul Zach Slater on All My Children. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
For more information, visit: Thorsten Kaye Fans Website

To bid on the auction items:Auction Items

Thursday, January 22, 2009

ABC offers The View and General Hospital Online

ABC Daytime is now offering same day episodes of The View and General Hospital online.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Former General Hospital Star on 24

Viewers may remember Annie Wersching as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital as Sam McCall's tough but vulnerable television producer. Annie is now in a more challenging visable role as FBI agent and unexpected allie of Jack Bauer on 24.

24, starring Kiefer Sutherland, airs Monday nights on FOX.

Source: buddy tv

Casting Corner

Guiding Light

JEFF BRANSON (ex-Jonathan, AMC) cast in the role of Shayne Lewis. Read the interview all about his new role: Jeff Branson Interview

DAVID ANDREW MACDONALD will return as Edmund beginning Thursday, January 22.

GRANT ALEKSANDER is back as Phillip Spaulding. The character hasn’t been seen since 2005 though Phillip has been a common conversation topic for those all over Springfield and fans can expect to see him reappear on Friday, February 6, 2009.

JONATHAN FRIED returns as Dr. Wenkel on Monday, January 12.

DANIELLE SLAVICK plays Ms. Jennings, Emma's school teacher, on Tuesday, January 13, and Friday, January 16.

CLAYTON APGAR plays Hudson, a crooked contractor who is roughed up by Grady on Friday, January 16.

KAHAN JAMES plays Dr. Nealy, Rafe's prison doctor, on Friday, January 16.

EVAN DICKSTEIN plays Derek, a classmate of Emma's, on Tuesday, January 13 and Friday, January 16

Ann Coulter On The View

What was the true purpose of Ann Coulter's most recent appearance on The View? In addition to selling books, was it to boost ratings? She is clearly not a fan of theirs and vice versa, so wh even have her on? Both sides had an agenda and the only ones who "lost" her were the viewers who had to sit through the interview.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Susan Lucci, Kathy Brier, Jason Tam To Perform At Broadway Cares

ABC-TV's annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be held in March at Town Hall.Entitled "ABC & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares," the star studded concert is scheduled for March 9 at 8 PM. Cameron Mathison will host.

Actors from such ABC daytime shows as "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" will offer musical numbers and skits. Confirmed talent currently includes Emmy Award winner Susan Lucci; Melissa Claire Egan, Bobbie Eakes, Ricky Paull Goldin, Vincent Irizarry, Chrishell Stause, Aiden Turner, Darnell Williams, Walt Willey and Jacob Young from "All My Children"; Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Bonner, Kathy Brier, Scott Clifton, Kassie DePaiva, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood from "One Life to Live"; and Bradford Anderson, Anthony Geary and Kimberly McCullough from "General Hospital."

Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, said in a recent statement, "The annual ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit was created as a way for us to give back to the community and support a great organization. This event also provides a unique outlet to extend our brand while providing our loyal viewers the opportunity to see their favorite stars perform live on Broadway."

To date the ABC fundraisers have raised a total of one million dollars for the charitable organization.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.

Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and online contests are available by visiting

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street.


Thursday, January 8, 2009


Bryton McClure
Debbie Morgan

The 40th NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced today during a press conference at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Corbin Bleu, Audra McDonald, Keke Palmer, Nate Parker and Regina Taylor joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Thursday, February 12 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-delayed) on FOX. [SOURCE]

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Bryton McClure – "The Young And The Restless" (CBS)
Cornelius Smith, Jr. – "All My Children" (ABC)
Dan Martin – "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Montell Williams – "The Guiding Light" (CBS)
Texas Battle – "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Christel Khalil – "The Young And The Restless" (CBS)
Debbi Morgan – "All My Children" (ABC)
Eva Marcille – "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Nia Peeples – "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Tonya Lee Williams – "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Young & The Restless Actress Engaged

Young and the Restless Star Eva Marcille Has announced her engagement to to her beau since 2007, actor Lance Gross of Tyler Perry's House of Payne. The couple were engaged at Big Bear Lake, CA over the Christmas.

Eva was also the inagural a winner of America's Next Top Model. America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille (formerly Eva Pigford) said yes when Tyler Perry’s House of Payne star Lance Gross popped the question Christmas Eve.

The couple, who met at an audition two years ago, were surrounded by family and friends when Gross went down on his knee, they told Essence.

“I cried,” the bride-to-be said. “It was totally unexpected. I’m still in shock. I could not even sleep because I was afraid that I might wake up from the most beautiful dream ever.”

The handsome pair are considering a summer 2010 wedding.