Thursday, July 31, 2008


Guiding Light's Natalia has had enough of sitting around and waiting. This week, she decides to get aggressive about the search for her son, Rafe.

Along the way, Natalia receives surprising support from Olivia, Buzz and Lizzie, not to mention a cryptic message from Alan.

Will Natalia locate her missing boy?

And what role will Harley's brother, Frank, play in her search?

Tune into GL this summer and find out!


Billy Magnussen and his band, The Dash, will perform on Friday, August 8 at 7:00 PM at The Underscore, located at 1733 1 st Avenue.

For more information, please visit .

The death yesterday of pioneer television journalist Edie Huggins, the first African American woman to report on the air in the city, has touched thousands of Philadelphians who admired her stories about ordinary people.... The versatile Huggins, who after college became a registered nurse, was an unofficial consultant for The Doctors and actually appeared as an actress on other soap operas, including The Edge of Night and Love of Life.

More here, here and here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Terri Colombino will host a comedy show, Mike Marino Live at the Asbury Park’s Paramount Theater on Saturday, August 9.

Doors open at 7:00 PM and show time is 8:00 PM.

For tickets and more information, please visit or or .

Austin Peck (Brad; ATWT) and Murray Bartlett (Cyrus; GL) will appear at the Beach Boogie Barbeque Festival at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on August 30, 2008 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM and again from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

For more information, please call (800) 356-3016 or visit .

Tuesday, July 29, 2008



Aaron and Alison.

Aaron, Alison... and Chris?

Both of these men are about to put their lives on the line for Alison. One of them may end up paying the ultimate price.

Who? Why? When? Where? What will happen next?

Find out only this summer, only on As The World Turns.

You be the judge...

And is that Doris, pleased as punch at the transformation?

Find out, only on Guiding Light!

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

And then, if you're there on August 2 from 12:45 to 1:45, stop by the San Francisco Marriott for the Romance Writers of America National Conference.

Susan Dansby, Emmy-winning As The World Turns writer; Amy Handelsman, Director of Writer and Creative Development at TeleNext Media; Julia London, author of Guiding Light tie-in novel Jonathan's Story and Alina Adams, author of ATWT tie-in Oakdale Confidential will offer a workshop on:

Non-Stop Romance
Soap operas have been telling tales of romance and passion for, in the case of CBS’s Guiding Light and As The World Turns, 71 and 52 years, respectively. They attract several million faithful fans on a daily basis. What can the world of daytime drama offer romance writers in the areas of character continuity, series structure and long-term story telling? The panelists -- best-selling romance authors, industry professionals, and a current writer for As the World Turns – will tell you.

More info here.

Monday, July 28, 2008


TeleNext Media, Inc. today announced that its two long-running soap operas Guiding Light and As The World Turns, plus the classic soap opera Another World, will be the first of the genre to make full episodes available for viewing on

Initially, viewers will be able to enjoy 18 full episodes of each show, with an additional three episodes going up on the site per week.
Guiding Light will debut on July 25, 2008, As The World Turns on July 28, and Another World on July 29.

“Our shows have always been media pioneers,” said Brian T. Cahill, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of TeleNext Media Inc., “We were the first to transition from radio to television and the first to podcast. We are proud to be first here as well, and happy to do it with such a great strategic partner as Hulu.”

Both Guiding Light and As The World Turns will debut on Hulu with episodes that originally aired on television on June 1, 2007.

Since Another World's removal from the SoapNet schedule, fans have been clamoring to see the remainder of the show's run. As per their wishes, Another World will debut on Hulu with the episode that originally aired on NBC on May 10, 1991 -- the last episode broadcast by SoapNet -- and continue from there!

Older episodes of Another World, as well as classics Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas are currently available on the AOL/PGP Classic Soaps Channel.

This week on As The World Turns, Emily and Casey have a spontaneous --

-- romantic idea.

Those aren't, however, the same adjectives that Margo and Tom will use to describe the situation. Once they learn about it.

What's got everyone experiencing such conflicting emotions?

Tune into ATWT this week and find out!

As promised last week, a photo of Guiding Light's entire Boudreau family, reunited in the face of Remy's greatest crisis.

Fasten your seat-belts for some intense father/son scenes, as Clayton helps Remy come to terms with the Max situation.

Not to mention the situation with Remy and Max's other dad.

In related news, actress Michelle Ray Smith, who plays Ava, gave birth to her own son, Jake, on July 8 (a fun fact: Michelle's on-screen mom, Crystal Chappell, also has a son named Jake, as does co-star Kim Zimmer). Below are some photos of Michelle's last day on the GL set before going on maternity leave.

Friday, July 25, 2008


There's hot.

There's sizzling hot.

And then there's Oh -

My -


As The World Turns stars Trent Dawson and Ewa da Cruz strike a post in anticipation of Henry and Vienna's upcoming storyline.

Now that Guiding Light's Ava, Bill and Remy have all gotten to meet "their" baby, here are some close-up pictures of adorable baby Max for the rest of us.

And one more thought for the day... This is a grandmother?

Thursday, July 24, 2008


When I was in elementary school, I would get off the bus in the afternoon and I would usually find my mother taking her daily break from being mom and relaxing for a bit by catching an episode of Another World. For those who don’t recall or were never exposed to it, it was a soap opera on NBC. I would see a bit of it here and there when I’d get home, usually the last half of the show.

Find out why this story is on, here.

Starting with their very first supercouple in the late 1950s, when seventeen year old Penny Hughes eloped with Jeff Baker only to have her parents annul the union because Penny was underage, As The World Turns has been a staunch supporter of young, slightly shocking love stories.

Penny's best friend, Ellen Lowell, was also still in her teens when she had an affair with a married man, gave birth to his son and surrendered the baby for adoption. That baby grew up (rather quickly; he was born on-screen in 1958 but turned 26 fourteen years later) to be Dan Stewart, father of Betsy and Emily Stewart, each of whom knows a little something about non-traditional young love affairs. Betsy traded in college for a sizzling love triangle with conniving husband Craig and smoldering step-uncle Steve (Betsy's dad, Dan, married Kim, who, after Dan's death, married Steve's brother, Nick, and raised Betsy with her new husband, thus making Steve a pseudo-relative). Emily did her half-sister one better and blew off high-school to become the much older, much more conniving James Stenbeck's mistress, then dallied with his teen-age son, Paul, on the side.

Also kind-of-related/kind-of-not, were Lily Walsh and Holden Snyder. Lily's biological mother was Holden's adopted sister. For a while, the incestuous overtones managed to keep our star-crossed couple apart. But they eventually got over it. And found other obstacles to keep them apart.

Frannie and Jay (or did you prefer Frannie and Kirk? Marcy and Kirk?), Andy and Courtney (or were you rooting for Andy and Julie?), Chris and Abigail (Adam and Abigail?), Aaron and Lucy (Aaron and Alison? Lucy and Dusty?), Gwen and Will (Gwen and Casey?), the list of ATWT's young couples can go on and on. Which one was your favorite?

And will Parker and Liberty join that list?

Let us know in the Comments section below!

P.S. Am I the only one who sees a resemblance between Teen Paul and Teen Parker?

Both Paul and Parker have some pretty intense relationships with their fashion designing mothers. And both their mothers were married to Hal Munson. And John Dixon. Parker's adoptive dad, Jack, came back from the dead. I don't think I need to draw the parallel to Paul's dad, there. Paul went on trial for shooting dad James, who was attacking Emily. Parker went on trial for shooting Sam, who was attacking Carly. They've both had psychic episodes.

Just something to think about....

And be afraid of.


Robert Newman will star as Charlie Anderson in the anti-war musical Shenandoah at The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan from August 5th through 17. for more info.

A synopsis of the musical, here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Larry Haines, a stage and television actor who gave a Tony Award-nominated performance as the humane Dr. Dreyfuss in Promises, Promises, a 1968 musical version of the Billy Wilder film "The Apartment," died July 17 in Delray Beach, FL. He was 89.... He brought in a steady income for 35 years playing the part of Stu Bergman on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow." The actor joined the show two months after it premiered in 1951. He won two Emmys as Best Actor on a Daytime Series, and had a dedicated fan in First Lady Pat Nixon, who called him her favorite soap actor.

Entire Playbill obit, here.

Larry also appeared on Another World and Loving, and originated the role of Joe Roberts in 1950 on Guiding Light's radio broadcast. In 1997, he was personally invited by the producers of the Daytime Emmys to introduce and voice a tribute package honoring the show's 60th anniversary.

The self-deprecating actor joked at the time, "I played handsome, dashing reporter Joe Roberts. Remember, it was on radio."

Larry was also known to primetime audiences for several appearances on the sitcom, Maude. (Details, here)

To see him in his signature role as Stu, check out the current episodes of Search for Tomorrow on the AOL/PGP Classic Soaps Channel.

All of us at P&G Productions send our heartfelt condolences to Larry Haines' family and his many fans.


Kim Brockington returns as Felicia and Emmy winning talk-show host Montel Williams takes over the role of Clayton on the Friday August 1 episode of Guiding Light. Both parts are recurring.

Check back to this blog in a few days for some more exclusive pictures of the reunited Boudreau family, including daughter Mel and son Remy!


Michael Park will star as Pharaoh in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at his alma mater, Nazareth College on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday August 3.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This week on Guiding Light, Ava goes into premature labor and gives birth. As she and Bill visit "their" son, Bill insists he still wants to raise little Max as his own.

But Remy has another suggestion.

As do Vanessa and Dinah.

Who'll have the final say about what happens?

Tune into GL this summer and find out!