Friday, May 29, 2009
ATWT's Holden Snyder with daughters Faith and Natalie...
And actor Jon Hensley with daughter Sophie May (mom is Kelley Menighan Hensley, who plays Emily).
Vanessa. Alan. Billy.
Only next week, only on Guiding Light.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
BethAnn Bonner (ex-Talia; OLTL and a contestant on I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3) appears as Natasha, Cyrus’ accomplice, on the Tuesday, June 2 episode of Guiding Light.
Buzz is surprised to run into Cyrus at Coop's grave, but he'll be even more surprised when he learns what Cyrus and Natasha are really doing in town. Plus, Cyrus goes to work for Marina... will their past get in the way?
Find out, only next week, only on Guiding Light!
COLLEEN ZENK PINTER HONORED
For her work promoting oral cancer awareness, Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara; ATWT) was awarded the prestigious Strusser Memorial Award for Public Service at the New York University School of Dentistry’s graduation on May 26.
Zenk Pinter is a national spokesperson and a longtime public health activist on behalf of a wide range of health issues. Zenk Pinter was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2007, and went public with her private battle by partnering with the Oral Cancer Foundation. She convinced As The World Turns to write her cancer into her character’s storyline. Hollywood, Health and Society honored her story in 2008. Since her recovery she has lectured on behalf of Yale New Haven Hospital and the Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her cancer returned in the fall of ‘08. She is now cancer-free.
“Zenk Pinter’s willingness to share the story of her personal struggle with the disease and her determination to have oral cancer incorporated into the “As The World Turns” storyline, gives her acceptance of the Strusser Memorial Award special resonance,” says NYUCD’s Dean Charles N. Bertolami.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sgt. Riley Morgan, as played by Tom Degnan, begins airing Wednesday, June 3, when he comes bearing devastating news about Adam Hughes Munson to Tom and Margo.
Because of Adam being raised for years as Tom's son despite his biological father being the late Hal Munson, Adam is connected to a plethora of characters on the canvas, including grandparents Bob and Lisa, great-grandma Nancy, half-siblings Casey Hughes and Parker Munson Snyder. (He is also Johnny's uncle through Jennifer, though, in that case, it was Jen who wasn't Hal's biological child.) His off-canvas siblings include Lien, Nikki, Will and Daniel.
The reprucussions from Adam's death are going to be devastating.
Only next week, only on As The World Turns.
Along with Danny and Michelle, Thursday July 2nd is the day Krista Tesreau returns to Guiding Light as Mindy Lewis.
Mindy may have been out of town, but she hasn't been out of touch. Check out her Twitter account for the latest updates at http://twitter.com/MelindaSueLewis.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The woman who has a busier social life in prison than most of us do outside of it.
Only this week, only on Guiding Light!
It’s a lot of fun and one of the most glamorous parties of the year but that’s not the half of it. The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund (HTSF), which held its 18th Annual Gala on Saturday, May 16, at the New York Marriott Marquis makes a lasting difference in the lives of outstanding Greek-American students from across the country by awarding educational support to these future leaders of the Greek American community and the world at large.... Guest host was Frank Dicopoulos, star of the daytime drama, Guiding Light, who was also a scholarship presenter along with FOX-5 News anchor Ernie Anastos, CBS News anchor Alexis Christoforous, Meteorologist Nick Gregory, CSI:NY star Melina Kanakaredes, Judge Nick Tsoucalas, and big-screen presenters actor/singer Constantine Maroulis, and actresses Elizabeth Perkins and Nia Vardalos.
Episode #4 of Another World Today is now up, here.
See who viewers voted on as the mysterious person watching Grant and Carl's malevolent confrontation.
Plus, Rachel issues an ultimatum, Charlie covers up a secret, and Cass dresses as a nun... yet again!
What will happen next? You tell us!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
His romantic foil, Deb, Alexandra Chando (As the World Turns), definitely had a challenge as she was forced to spout out the word “major” as the new “like” in describing everything from music, to bands, to life. Her character feels, at times, out of place, like an 80s throw-back sent into the future without a comb or a contemporary vocabulary. Bottom line, she would’ve been “majorly” more effective if the word “major” had never existed.
Dorothy M. Bryce, an actress who with her late husband Ed, graced the stages of Broadway and local theater for more than 50 years, died today at her Westport home. She was 85.
Bryce, who was active in the Saugatuck Congregational Church as well as many local causes, including the Westport Historical Society, had appeared on soap operas such as “The Guiding Light” and “The Doctors.”
Survivors include a son, actor Scott Bryce, a former longtime cast member of the soap opera “As the World Turns.”
Entire obituary, here.
Ed Bryce played Bill Bauer on Guiding Light. Scott Bryce played Craig on As The World Turns.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
ACTOR APPEARANCE: ROBERT NEWMAN (JOSH; GUIDING LIGHT)
Emmy-nominated "Guiding Light" actor Robert Newman will join the Off-Broadway cast of Sessions, which currently plays the Algonquin Theater.
Newman, who begins performances May 29, joins a cast that includes Tony nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella, The Rocky Horror Show), Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Side Show), Maya Days (Aida), Bertilla Baker (Titanic), Al Bundonis (Whistle Down The Wind), Scott Richard Foster (Brooklyn the Musical), Kelli Maguire (Swingtime Canteen) and Sky Seals (Much Ado About Nothing).
While ATWT's James Stenbeck is best known for his frequent returns from the great beyond, actor Anthony Herrera has also wrestled with and beaten death on his own terms.
He speaks to Cathy Doheny at Examiner.com about his experiences battling mantle cell lymphoma, here.
According to BackStage.com:
Actor Ricky Paull Gordin has worked on soaps on all three networks for the better part of two decades. When he switched from Guiding Light to All My Children two years ago, he voluntarily took a 22 percent pay cut. "I would rather work and have a contract for less money with more stability and less stress in my life," he said. And, despite the precarious position daytime drama is in, he prefers his current situation to sweating out pilot season every year, hoping a nighttime series not only gets picked up but runs for more than 13 episodes before being cancelled.
"A daytime series is the only job in the world where you can turn around and the guy in the cast with you has been on the show 27 years," Gordin said. "It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, trust me. But it is about the work and is about the longevity, and it's still entertainment, and you're still in the top 6 percent of the people in the world who try to go after this. The long and short of that is, I feel blessed."
Wonder if he knows Ricky Paull Goldin?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Along with the previously reported Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan), Nancy St. Alban (Michelle) and Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny), Peter Simon (Ed) will also be back in Springfield this summer.
To read about Ed's history from the time of his on-camera birth to now, click here, here, here, and here.
RHYME AND REASON
Allyce Beasley begins appearing as Edna, a woman with a secret connection to Rosanna -- and potential threat to Paul -- on As The World Turns this coming Tuesday, May 26.
Beasley played the Coach's daughter on Cheers, performed voice-work for Duckman, The Wild Thornberrys, Recess, and EverQuest II, but is best known for her role as Moonlighting's rhyming receptionist, Agnes DiPesto.
Perhaps, in honor of her most famous creation, Edna can offer the good people of Oakdale the following poetic advice:
If you're tired of woe
If you're tired of heart-ache
If you're tired of your love life
Always being a mistake
If you're tired of perennially
Getting stuck with a louse
Just listen to me:
Pick and stick to one spouse!
(As regular readers of this blog know, I like rhymes.)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Always in love with Amy!
www.AnotherWorldToday.com presents 'Where Are They Now' with Amy Carlson (Josie; Another World)!
AWT: Do you remember your original audition for AW back in 1993? Since it was a recast (although Alexandra Wilson hadn't played her since 1991), what did they tell you about the character? What do you think you did in your audition that made it clear you *were* Josie?
AC: I remember my original audition. I flew in from Chicago and they tested me with Matt Crane (Matt) and two other girls for Josie. I just played my interpretation of the character. I remember they said that she was fleeing some torrid problems and returning home. Later, when I got the job, Dennis Cameron, a long-time stage manager for AW and still a friend, told me that as he was stage-managing the auditions, he thought, 'No way they'll hire this girl, she's playing her Josie like she would have sex on a pool table!" (Dennis is outrageous, he has a real sense of humor!) But I was playing her loose and wild and as it turns out, Josie had changed quite a bit from her days when Alex played her. Call-girl services, etc... will do that to you!
Read the entire interview, here!
We received a request below to find out which episodes our Emmy-nominated actors submitted this year.
For Guiding Light:
EJ Bonilla (Rafe) - After scenes with Buzz, Rafe realizes he has to be a man and take the plea, even though it means going to prison. Rafe convinces Natalia he's doing the right thing and wants her to stop trying to fix his life and start living hers.
Jeff Branson (Shayne) - Shayne wants Jeffrey to help him get back to Afghanistan, but Jeffrey reveals to Shayne that Reva's cancer is back. Reva and Shayne have a heart to heart, but Reva still can't get Shayne to open up. Episode ends with Shayne parked on the railroad tracks.
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill) - Bill and Ava's wedding. Bill learns the baby isn't his from Lizzie, but tells Ava they're going to get married anyway and he will raise this baby as his own.
Stay tuned for info from As The World Turns!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Does Amanda leave well enough alone, or does she stick her nose into Jamie's business?
Does the Convent of the Sacred Heart hold the key to Jenna's mysterious parentage?
Has Carl Hutchins really renounced his evil ways?
Find out at www.AnotherWorldToday.com!
From 1994 to 1995 (not 1991 to 1993 as indicated in the article below), stage and screen veteran Claire Bloom played Orlena Grimaldi, Damian's beloved "mama" on As The World Turns.
Orlena disliked Lily. A lot. (Lily doesn't get to defend herself by pointing out that her other mother-in-law, Emma, adores her. Emma is also Lily's grandmother. I know. Don't think about it too hard.)
When Lily made plans to leave Damian and take the newborn Luke with her, Damian spirited Lily off to his family's home in Malta, where Orlena was only too happy to help her son keep his wife in a drugged and helpless state. When Lily attempted to run off with Luke, she and Orlena struggled and her mother-in-law ended up falling off a cliff. (It happens.) After Orlena accused Lily of shoving her on purpose, Lily lost custody of Luke to Damian.
Unsatisfied, Orlena continued drugging Lily, but Damian accidentaly ingested the narcotic, began hallucinating, tumbled over a railing and ended up in a coma. When Damian recovered, a by now utterly unginged Orlena locked him and Lily in a basement so that she could keep Luke for herself.
Ultimately, it was revelead that Orlena was not Damian's biological mother. It turned out that Orlena's mute servant was actually Damian's father's first wife.
Orlena, who'd been Damian's nanny, had drugged the woman into a psychotic state in order to have Damian for herself. (Why Orlena didn't just kill her, instead of keeping her around and lurking for thirty years, nobody knows. Obviously poison was her modus operandi of choice. She even used it to knock off Damian's cousin, Eduardo, because he knew her secret, when she turned up the drugs in his IV.)
But if you think Orlena led an exciting life in Oakdale (and Malta), check out this profile of Claire Bloom at Wales Online!
From a review by The Washington Times of a new play, Legacy of Light:
The lover and muse of Voltaire (a commanding Stephen Schnetzer, known best to daytime drama fans for his roles on the soaps "One Life to Live" and "As the World Turns" and seen earlier at Arena in "Noises Off"), Emilie embodies the Enlightenment in the rigor of her thinking and the classical grace of her bearing.
I feel like that list of his credits is definitely missing something... Anyone else?
From Pittsburgh Tribue-Review:
His life is like a soap opera.
The thousands of baseball fans streaming into PNC Park for Pirates home games likely don't recognize the tall, thin, friendly guy shouting directions through a bullhorn, but he once was one of America's heartthrobs.
Tony Craig grew up in McKeesport and as a boy was inspired by former All-Star shortstop and 1960 MVP Dick Groat to dream of becoming a Pirates shortstop. Instead, he became an English teacher, and then a cab driver and bartender in New York, before landing a starring role on a long-running soap opera.
Years later, after his career on camera waned, he headed home to Pittsburgh and landed a job in guest relations for the baseball team.
"It's been wonderful, great," said Craig, 62, of the North Side. "To have lived this kind of a life — who would believe it?"
Read the entire article via the above link.
The PGP Classic Soaps Blog interviewed Tony in 2007, going into depth about his time on EON. Read that interview, here.
Friday, May 15, 2009
AWT: Is there anything that you would like to say to the fans, who are still passionate about Another World 10 years after it went off the air?
LD: I will say this: I have been on practically every show. (After AW ended I went to ABC and worked on all of their shows.) And I have to tell you: AW was one great show. It was really beautifully acted, well-written and well-directed. It had a heart that just had a kind of little beat that went on and on and on.
Read the conclusion of Linda Dano's (Felicia) five-part interview at www.AnotherWorldToday.com.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
From Soap Opera Digest, your Daytime Emmy nominees are:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, AMC)
Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, DAYS)
Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, GH)
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis, GL)
Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, AMC)
Maura West (Carly Tenney, ATWT)
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, B&B)
Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke, OLTL)
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, AMC)
Jacob Young (JR Chandler, AMC)
Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, ATWT)
Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, GH)
Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis, GL)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery, AMC)
Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, AMC)
Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone, ATWT)
Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali, DAYS)
Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan, OLTL)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Meredith Hagner (Liberty, ATWT) - CBS
Rachel Melvin (Chelsea, DAYS) - NBC
Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) - ABC
Julie Berman (Lulu, GH) - ABC
Emily O'Brien (Jana, Y&R) - CBS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie, AMC) - ABC
Blake Berris (Nick, DAYS) - NBC
Darin Brooks (Max, DAYS) - NBC
EJ Bonilla (Rafe, GL) - CBS
Bryton McClure (Devon, Y&R) - CBS
Congrats to all the nominees!
My entry: "You slept with Lily while she was on a Holden break, but then she dumped you and went running back to him anyway? Hey, me, too!"
Now let's hear your suggestions.
And make sure to tune into ATWT next week to find out what they really said!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Break out the champagne!
Cady McClain returns to the role of Rosanna Cabot beginning on Wednesday, May 20!
Only next week, only on As The World Turns!
This summer, look for Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny) and Nancy St. Alban (Michelle) to return to Springfield.
Only on Guiding Light!