NEWS ROUNDUP: Jack Wagner, UK Soap Violence, Teresa Giudice, June Brown

Would Jack Wagner consider coming back to GENERAL HOSPITAL?
"Frisco's never dead, man, he's right here. Yeah!"

DJ John Manning: 'Dot Cotton' saved my life
85-year-old actress June Brown brought the DJ to London to spend Christmas with her and her family. She also gave him a tour of the Albert Square set, introducing him to fellow cast members. Now she will be John’s first guest when he takes to the air again next month following a two-year battle back to health.

Teresa Giudice Says Reality TV Is Like A Soap Opera
"Reality TV shows are our new soap operas, aren’t they? Although I have to say, it might be easier to watch when you know it’s all fake! The tabloids have already started printing fake stories so that is when I know things are starting to heat up for the show. The tabloids are also like soap operas and we don’t read them anymore because they write such inaccurate, absurd and sensational stories."

"Psycho Therapy," With New Director and Leads, Returns to Off-Broadway Stage, Starting April 8
Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Carlson star.

UK soaps told to cool it after scene that may have led to murder
Pressure group Mediawatch has pleaded with producers to take “greater responsibility”, stressing the dangers sensational storylines pose to young impressionable fans. In the past five years 18 murders have been committed in the UK’s three main soaps and TV watchdog Ofcom is to seek assurances from broadcasters about the levels of violence being shown.

Initially a spokeswoman for CORONATION STREET said “careful steps” had been taken and “the Stape murder scenes were fully compliant”. This week, after Bartlam was sentenced, the show refused to comment.

HOME AND AWAY stars Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell vacation at the beach
"The young couple looked very much in love as they splashed about at Freshwater Beach in Sydney."

Haverhill-based soap opera set for premiere
LIFE IN THE HILL a six-part soap telling the tale of two families in Haverhill, will have its first episode shown at the town’s Days Inn hotel on April 14.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Victoria Mallory
On working on soaps: "I loved it. Great variety, great people and steady ever changing work."

On, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:30pm at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present "Kurt Peterson andVictoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments)" for one night only as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


  1. Thank you Roger for sharing my interview with Victoria Mallory on "We Love Soaps." I hope everyone enjoy reading it! Thank you for taking the time to do so!

  2. I loved Victoria on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Are you in NYC? I'm going to try to go to this show.