Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NEWS: Lucci, Mathison, Budig, Frantz/Bailey, Reckell

AMC's Susan Lucci: Erica and Ryan aren't 'long-term'
"I think in the beginning, the press thought it was a cougar storyline," Susan Lucci told reporters at the Winter TCA. "I didn't know what to expect. I don't think the audience believes in it as a long-term relationship, but I don't think the characters necessarily do either, but it's a genuine feeling for each other. So it is different from the expected."

Earlier in the day, Lucci said she believed that Greenlee is Ryan's great love.

"I think that's probably the case," Cameron Mathison agrees. "I think Erica and Ryan are extremely connected deeply in many ways, but as far as a true love for each other? I can't imagine that Erica would say the same about Ryan. I think Greenlee is Ryan's true love, yeah."

More from ALL MY CHILDREN at the Winter TCA Tour
Agnes Nixon on her role on the show: "I don’t think I have to give advice to the new writing team because the new writing team are still very seasoned writers. And my position now is — first of all, I still have a very good memory, so I’m sort of the historian. And I think my forté is the complexities of people and the stories they cause by their own good and bad traits, and so I’m a consultant. I think that’s my title."

AMC Writer Announcement Expected Soon
AMC EP Julie Hanan Carruthers told reporters at ABC’s Winter 2010 TCA Press Tour on January 12 to expect an announcement regarding the show's new head writer shortly. "Right now we have a fabulous transition team filled with writers that know the foundation and history of the show," she said. "And within a few weeks, I think we’ll be ready to announce the head writing team."

Rebecca Budig and Bob Guiney release statement on marriage
The couple tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement: “We love each other very much. We are best friends and don’t know what the future holds.”

Y&R's Adrienne Frantz Engaged to GL's Scott Bailey
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS actress Adrienne Frantz and former GUIDING LIGHT hunk Scott Bailey got engaged during the holidays.

New cheating shocker in EASTENDERS
The Daily Star reports that newlywed Amira Masood (Preeya Kalidas) will find herself drawn to new Albert Square arrival Danny Mitchell (Liam Bergin).

DAYS star Peter Reckell on Bo, Hope - and Carly
"Carly has her drama and the hell she's going through and I've got my drama and the hell I'm going through. We can support each other and the relationship itself is kind of a haven. We can just be ourselves with each other. We understand the other person so it makes it that much easier."

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