Patsy Pease (Kim) and Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) are headed back to "Days." They have been back before but for very short stays. He said he would return again only for a longer stay and a real story. No one is saying what it is, but it is said to be major. Jen Lilley, who plays their daughter, Theresa, is exiting the show. They may be part of...Read more
It's sad to hear that Michal E. Knight (Neville) has been let go from "The Young and the Restless." The decision was made before Jill Farren Phelps was axed as the show's executive producer. Maybe the new executive producer will change that. Or perhaps "Days of Our Lives" will cast him in the role of a doctor with a past. The casting call ...Read more
The death of Muhammad Ali this week had me relive a precious day.
I was in Chicago doing an appearance with Ruth Warrick (Phoebe, "All My Children"). We were staying at the fabled Ambassador Hotel. Everybody who was anybody dined at their famous Pump Room. And if you were really somebody, you got to sit at table one. From Frank ...Read more
The character Nikolas' past is all soap opera. Nikolas came to town when he learned his half sister, Lulu, needed a bone marrow transplant. Although Luke was grateful that Nikolas saved his daughter's life, he hated him because he was the biological child of Laura and Stavros Cassadine. When Luke told Laura she had to choose between Nikolas ...Read more
"Days of Our Lives" star Deidre Hall, who has played Marlena on the show for nearly 40 years, will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hall's star will join over 2,500 others. The attraction draws nearly 26 million viewers each year.
The road to getting one's name on the famous street is a long one. Nominations can come from fans...Read more
On Friday, as Ripa was discussing ways divorced parents can raise their children, she decided to mention Strahan's two divorces. The smile on his face turned to "what?" He clearly had no idea she was going to mention this. And then she pointedly brought up her 20-year-long marriage to Mark Consuelos.
The show is up for the best talk show ...Read more
With the Daytime Emmys being handed out on May 1, nearly every soap site has posted a list of the nominees and the reels they put up for contention. Soap Central, online for over 20 years, goes so much further. It offers a link to show who entered what. Seeing the nominees out of context can make the clips almost worthless. So Kroll also gives...Read more
According to Soap Opera Digest, "General Hospital's" co-stars Brandon Barash (Johnny) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), his wife of two years, have filed for divorce. The actors have stated that the most important thing is to be good parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Hunter. The toddler plays Maxie's daughter on "GH." Without going into ...Read more
An Act of WarMichael K. McMahan
When Lt. Travis Kelly kills a North Vietnamese officer near the Cambodian border in 1969, he tries hard to put the incident--and the rest of the Vietnam War--behind him. But like so many of Travis's experience in the war, this one comes continues to haunt him decades ...
When "Days" decided to make a head-writers switch I was confused. The show's ratings were up. Many of the stories were terrific. Then they did the "who's John's father?" plot. Over the years, John has discovered many men that could be his father. I thought John being raised by wolves was the low point.
Then along came Yo Ling: John's father ...Read more