Friday, November 9, 2007

News Brief

Orlando Sentinel: For actress Alicia Minshew, working the ABC Super Soap Weekend is familiar ground. Long before she landed the role of Kendall Hart Slater on All My Children, she was a regular at Walt Disney World. "I really do feel like I'm coming home," says Minshew, who was born in Plantation and went to high school in Stuart. Her father drove her and her sisters to Central Florida "every single year," she says. "Some of my best childhood memories are going to Disney World. It truly is a big part of my growing up," Minshew says.

AfterElton: SPOILER ALERT: Word has it that on Wednesday "As The World Turns'" Luke will get the feeling back in his legs! It's a miracle! A sweeps' miracle.

Fayetteville Observer: Bob Bloodworth is a retired Methodist University professor who acted on New York stages and played Dr. Carl Hessler in the soap opera “As the World Turns.” What’s your favorite court-themed movie? “A Few Good Men” and Paul Newman’s “The Verdict.”

New York Daily News: SPOILER ALERT: Lucky finds out little Jake is not his son next week on "General Hospital." "It happens at the Black and White Ball," says Greg Vaughan, who plays the unlucky Lucky. "Everything is in chaos. People are being speared and gashed and cut. Lucky takes Sam to the stables for safety. Turns out a lot of people are out in the stables." Including their exes, Liz and Jason. The 100 Most Memorable Moments in Soap History. Luke and Laura's GH wedding #1.

Mansfield News Journal: Mary Buhler is a huge fan of "Days of Our Lives." She's watched the soap opera since the 1970s. On Wednesday, the Mansfield woman appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Los Angeles under the guise of giving a testimonial to "Days" as it celebrates its 41st anniversary this month. Little did she know, she was the only "Days" fan there. Buhler eventually found herself sitting on stage between Days' star Allison Sweeney and DeGeneres at a Wednesday taping.

Kennebec Journal: Hollywood writer Jeff Gottesfeld remembers walking through the lounge in the Foss Woodman dorm at Colby College in Waterville years ago. "I was looking at the girls watching soaps like 'The Young and the Restless.' I was feeling so superior. I thought: 'They're watching the soaps? You've got to be kidding!' Now, here I am writing it," said Gottesfeld, a 1977 Colby graduate. Today, he lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where he and his wife Cherie Bennett are associate head writers for "The Young and the Restless." On the white board behind his desk is outlined episode 8,796 of the daytime TV soap opera. That script, turned in only one day before the Hollywood writers' strike, may be the last episode they work on for some time. On Monday, they joined 3,000 of their fellow writers on the picket line after the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers failed to cut a deal on how much writers are paid when shows are offered on digital media, such as the Internet and DVDs.

New York Post: CRATE-throwing soap star Nathaniel Marston has finally been fired from "One Life to Live." The troubled actor who played Dr. Michael McBain on the popular soap was arrested last month for allegedly attacking three people and then fighting with cops who tried to arrest him in Manhattan. He will be replaced by another actor, ABC sources said, adding that the producers didn't want to add to the confusion that has already been caused by a writer's strike.

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