Thursday, June 27, 2013

NEWS: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Erika Slezak, Eric Winter, Michael E. Knight, Natalie Zea & Travis Schuldt

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood's next THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL appearances: July 11 & 12
"Wouldn't you like to know?" teases Scott Clifton (Liam), when asked where his storyline with Steffy was heading now that her portrayer, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, is technically off-contract with the show. "Let me be clear — she's not gone," he clarifies. "She'll be around. If you talk to her, she'll tell you she has no intention of, like, never showing up again. She's going to be coming back."

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Erika Slezak dishes on her Philly roots, says Viki will stay busy
Slezak had a rebellious streak during her time at the now-defunct Sacred Heart at Eden Hall in the Northeast.

"My best friends used to convince the teachers that we needed to go to the library in Torresdale to study," Slezak told me. "We would spend 20 minutes there and then we would go to the Mayfair Diner. We would eat hamburgers because the school's food would leave something to be desired."

So what's in store for Viki Lord? "[Viewers] can certainly expect the same drama that has surrounded her life since day one," Slezak said. "I have only read a few shows in the future, but I can see where it's going. She's going to be a busy lady."

Former PASSIONS co-stars Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt engaged
They met playing Gwen and Ethan on the NBC soap and have been a real-life item for 10 years.

Countdown to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS on TVGN with Joshua Morrow and Jessica Collins

Eric Winter Joins Lifetime's WITCHES OF EAST END
The DAYS OF OUR LIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS alum is joining the new drama in the series regular role of Dash, the JFK Jr.-esque fiancĂ© of Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s reluctant witch.

Michael Logan's 60 Greatest Soap Opera Moments of All Time
Are these the 60 greatest soap moments ever?

How The Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Could Change Television, From MODERN FAMILY To HBO’s OPEN
If both network and HBO dramas find themselves drawn to marriage as a subject in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, the impact on pop culture could be more than a Very Special Wedding episode here and there. Maybe, in the twilight of the anti-heroes, we’re ready to dispense with the New Jersey mob, the Albuquerque meth business, and focus not on whether we’re willing to root for a bad person, but the question of what it takes to build a good marriage.

Agnes Nixon Fast Facts
A look at the life of Agnes Nixon, creator of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Michael E. Knight Guest Stars on Drop Dead Diva July 14
He'll play Charles Van Horn, a lawsuit-happy curmudgeon who is representing himself in a court case involving his dog's unplanned pregnancy.

Hartley Sawyers talks about his career and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS


  1. Erika Slezak is such a treasure to watch on OLTL. The more Viki, the better!!!

  2. Wonderful ATWT mentions in The Greatest Soap Opera Moments (although I definitely would have rated Luke and Noah higher!). My Mom still talks about Jeff and Penny - and I don't think she has recovered yet from Jeff's death - or the scenes when Penny got her memory back!

  3. Cheryl, what about "Hello, Barbara." Hard to believe that one isn't there.

  4. Re: DOMA and TV. I remember when marriage equality briefly came to California back in 2008(before Prop 8), they had a scene on ATWT where Faith Snyder had learned about this development. The young girl was concerned that Luke and Noah might move away to marry there and was fearful that because of her own state's restriction, she could end-up losing her older brother. I've always felt that this element of DOMA, the one that can cause families to be torn apart, is ripe for soap opera coverage. Still is, since yesterday's court decision didn't address Section 2.

  5. Fox, I agree. This could be a fascinating and relatable story for viewers, gay or straight. It would be nice if there was a gay couple on B&B that would be impacted by Prop 8.

  6. Agree about "Hello, Barbara.", Roger. That was the one key ATWT moment that immediately came to my mind as missing from the list!

  7. From ATWT I was thinking of Steve and Betsy's wedding (highest rated episode of the series and 3rd highest rated daytime soap episode EVER I believe). And then Holden jumping out to meet Lily for the first time. One scene I have never seen (and probably doesn't exist anywhere) is Kim putting drunk Susan in the shower in the '70s. I figured Tom and Margo (the longest running soap couple to be married and stay together in soap history) might have a worthy moment as well.

    Since I picked the SoapClassics DVD episodes MANY, MANY moments from ATWT and GL come to mind that didn't make the list.

  8. Good morning, Roger! One last comment... couldn't agree more about the ATWT moments you mentioned. For Tom and Margo, I would probably say the scene in the hospital after Margo was assaulted. If memory serves, not a word was spoken as Margo cried and Tom held her. Brilliant. Also gotta mention Iva, protecting Lily from Rod/Josh with pitchfork in hand..."She's your baby!!"

  9. This week was the 26th anniversary of the Lily/Iva/Josh scene!

    And then there's Barbara in the bullring!

  10. Yep - The bullring! 26 It would be easy to go on and on naming great show moments! Have a great weekend!