Wednesday, March 5, 2008

News Brief

TV Guide: Ricky Paull Goldin, who it was only recently announced is exiting GUIDING LIGHT when his deal runs out later this month, has been cast on ALL MY CHILDREN in the contract role of Dr. Jake Martin. Jake, of course, is the younger brother of Tad, and in his last two incarnations was played by Michael Lowry and J. Eddie Peck's impeccable hair. Jake's love interests have included Liza, Gillian and (of course) Greenlee.

Towleroad: The fan protest over CBS treatment of gay characters Luke and Noah on AS THE WORLD TURNS has been getting loads of attention, since word of the online petition broke in late February.

New Jersey Star-Ledger: Soap fans wonder what happened to the kiss (between Luke and Noah).

OnMilwaukee: Catching up with Martha Smith: "I am acting only sporadically -- after "Animal House" I starred in a few TV pilots, then I finally got to do my starring role on a soap opera in 1982 -- as Sandy Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. My character cried every day on that show."

PGP Blog: Van Hansis (Luke) and Jake Silbermann (Noah) of AS THE WORLD TURNS will be presenters at the 19 th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Monday, March 17, 2008.

Gainesville Times: UGA honors one of its own, country music legend ‘Whispering Bill’ Anderson, who starred for three seasons on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Buzzyworthy Radio: AUDIO: Interview with PASSIONS hunk Eric Martsolf.

Broadway World: Former THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL actor Mario Lopez joins the cast of "A Chorus Line" on April 15th.

Now Magazine Online: HOLLYOAKS' Summer Strallen received a standing ovation when she debuted as Maria von Trapp in "The Sound Of Music" at the London Palladium on Monday night.

Marketing Week: The Government should use popular soap operas such as CORONATION STREET and EASTENDERS to educate consumers about financial services, according to a new Treasury-backed report.

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