Friday, September 26, 2008

News Brief

Kiss between Jake & Taylor on AMC put on hold
ALL MY CHILDREN star Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) reveals that a key scene between Jake and Taylor set to air next week was rewritten at the last minute.

"We were scripted to kiss, but we all decided that it felt a bit rushed," Goldin tells the New York Daily News. "So we didn't actually touch lips."

Fans know that AMC scooped up Goldin and Beth Ehlers (Taylor) from their former soap (GUIDING LIGHT) after negotiations went south. The two, who played popular supercouple Gus and Harley, have been slowly integrated into AMC, where they will soon become a couple as well.

"We reblocked the scene," says Goldin. "I take her hand and end up slow-dancing with her. You can't force this stuff down people's throats."

Sarah Michelle Gellar making her TV comeback on HBO
The former ALL MY CHILDREN and BUFFY star is poised to return to TV with WONDERFUL MALADYS, a half-hour series about three adult siblings who lost their parents at a young age that was written with Gellar and HBO in mind. In her first regular TV role since BUFFY ended in 2003, Gellar will play a character who has "a kind of zealous immaturity -- like a drug addict with a to-do list," said the show's writer, Charles Randolph. Gellar, meanwhile, says the HBO project is "a terrific next chapter for me."

Kelly Ripa reveals her workout secrets on the cover Of Shape Magazine's November issue
A toned Kelly Ripa graces the cover of Shape magazine's November issue, wherein she shares her cooking secrets and her favorite workout routine.

The 37-year-old mother of three shares a little multi-tasking secret saying, "I'd say 99 percent of my cooking, I've either learned from the guest chefs on the show or from watching the Food Network while I'm on the treadmill."

INTERVIEW: ATWT legend Eileen Fulton
"When I went on the show was in black and white and all the sets were painted a dark green. Everyone had the same color walls in Oakdale, except one very rich woman, Claire Cassen. She had green and white wall paper. Irna Phillips (series creator and head writer for over 15 years) wouldn't even let us have flowers because we were supposed to be middle class and poor."

Larry Bryggman in "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing"
Emmy-winning television and film actor Larry Bryggman (the former Dr. John Dixon on AS THE WORLD TURNS) plays the husband and 'asdeftly adds a tension Mrs. Miller can't easily fix.' Mr. Miller, a resident of the Clairmont Convalescent Home, angrily accepts the reality of his circumstances that his wife refuses to acknowledge as she dabs at his mouth, and sings "Nearer My God To Thee."

Santos Ortega reference in Yankee Stadium article
John Hanlon was born in Chicago but moved to Tenafly, N.J., as a youngster after the death of his father. His mother, Virginia Maddocks, was a Broadway actress and friends with actor Santos Ortega, best known as Grandpa on AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Several times, Hanlon and Ortega’s son, Stephen, piled into Ortega’s Rolls Royce and headed off to the Bronx.

“When you’re 10 years old, do you know how incredibly cool it was to be taken across the George Washington Bridge to the greatest city in the world to the cathedral of baseball? I can still see the Rolls Royce, and off we’d go,” recalls Hanlon, 51, an attorney for the state appellate defender’s capital trial assistance unit in Springfield.

Days at Yankee Stadium meant watching boyhood idol Mickey Mantle — and some bad baseball, says Hanlon, as the Yankees had plummeted in the standings in the late ’60s.

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