Thursday, January 31, 2008

News Brief

AfterEllen.: Pat Benatar hits THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS with her best shot on February 14th and 15th.

PGP Blog: Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE star Kevin Stapleton appears on GUIDING LIGHT as Preston and goes on a date with Harley (Beth Ehlers) on Wednesday, February 6. DAYS OF OUR LIVES guest star Shirley Jones is interviewed. "I came away with great admiration for everybody who does this. It's a lot of memorization. I just enjoy doing it."

Centre Daily Times: On Wednesday, General Mills announced Laura Wilson of Irving, Texas as the winner of the Curves Foods Real Change, Real Women contest, a national search for the most inspirational weight management story among American women. Spokesperson for the contest, Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress and DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Judi Evans, who publicly struggled with weight management for years following the birth of her son, congratulated Wilson on her contest win, "Your story will touch so many and inspire them as well. Embrace this moment and treasure it!"

Santa Barbara Independent: Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE star Tommy Lee Jones will be presented with the American Riviera Award and chat with Pete Hammond on Friday, February 1, at 8 p.m., in the Arlington Theatre.

Las Vegas Sun: Trivia: If you still can’t get the infernal theme to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS out of your head, that would explain it. It was renamed “Nadia’s Theme” after the 1976 Olympics and released as a single, making it to the Top 10.

This is Nottingham: EMMERDALE star Matthew Wolfenden is reportedly keen to set up a computer-gaming league between rival soaps. Matthew, who plays bad-boy David, apparently came up with the idea afer ITV1 bosses treated the Emmerdale cast to a new console. He told The Sun: "It's great as we've got a new games room and we love playing ten pin bowling and tennis on the Wii. "I'm not that good myself, but I'm getting in plenty of practice. Matthew Bose, who plays Paul Lambert, is the highest scorer. "It's fantastic as you can play the games online." Matthew added: "I think it's time for a soap championship against CORRIE, EASTENDERS and HOLLYOAKS.

The Sun (UK): Steamy soap love triangles.

All3Media: VIDEO: Father Kieron tells John Paul a few home truths on HOLLYOAKS and the young McQueen is left realising he doesnt know as much as he thinks.

Eclipse Magazine: A recent episode of CSI in which ALL MY CHILDREN star Rebecca Budig appeared will be repeating tonight on CBS.

All American Patriots: From the time she first appeared on GENERAL HOSPITAL at age seven, through becoming a lead doctor on SOAPnet’s highest rated original show, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT, the character of Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) has been a fan favorite. This Valentine’s Day, take a look back at her loves in a special programming event, as SOAPnet premieres its Valentine's Day special, "Robin Unwrapped," on Sunday, February 10 from 10 AM–1 PM ET/PT.

Episodes featuring the loves of Robin's life will be wrapped with clips of some of Robin’s milestone moments. In addition, fans are invited to submit their personal Valentine love letters, stories and proposals. Kimberly McCullough will select her favorites to read on air. Fans are invited to submit their personal letters online at from January 21st through February 1st.

"Robin Unwrapped" Sunday, February 10:

10AM – Episode #1995-08361 (OAD 11/29/95) Stone sees Robin clearly one last time before he dies.

11AM – Episode #1996-08480 (OAD 5/16/96) Robin and Jason sneak into the Quartermaines' lake for some swimming and romance.

12PM – Episode #2006-11170 (OAD 11/7/06) Patrick declares his love for Robin outside her window.

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