Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bobbie Eakes Begins TAINTED DREAMS Tonight

Emmy-nominated Bobbie Eakes has arrived in New York City and begins filming TAINTED DREAMS tonight.

According to TD creator and executive producer, Sonia Blangiardo, “Eakes is playing Courtney Parish, a television network’s Vice President of Daytime programming. She’s strong, powerful and well-respected until one split-second decision changes everything.”

Blangiardo teases Eakes "first scenes are actually night scenes on location with her onscreen husband, Eddie, played by former One Life to Live heartthrob James DePaiva."

Though best known for her roles in ALL MY CHILDREN (Krystal) and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Macy), Eakes has enjoyed a rich and varied career in the entertainment industry. Her TV credits include many guest star roles on prime-time dramas and sitcoms. Throughout the years, Bobbie has also worked as a television host.

Her hosting credits include MTV, GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown and SOAPnet’s Live From the Red Carpet.

In the mid 1980s, Eakes auditioned for and won the job of lead singer in the all-girl rock band Big Trouble. This Epic Records’ band was created by television great Fred Silverman and produced by Grammy and Oscar winner Giorgio Moroder. The group recorded one self-titled CD and for Bobbie, appearing on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand was a highlight of the three years spent in the band.

In the early 1990s, Eakes and her B&B co-star Jeff Trachta recorded two CDs for European label Arcade Records. Their records achieved double platinum sales status and the duo toured and performed to thousands of fans across Europe.

In 2001, while signed to Sony Nashville, Eakes recorded a duet with Country Music superstar Collin Raye entitled "Tired of Loving This Way." While touring with Collin to promote the record, Eakes had the honor of performing at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Eakes resides in Palm Springs, California with her husband of 21 years, actor and writer David Steen.

Eakes joins a TAINTED DREAMS all-star cast which includes Alicia Minshew (ALL MY CHILDREN), Terri Ivens (ALL MY CHILDREN), Grant Aleksander (GUIDING LIGHT), Kelley Menighan Hensley (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Walt Willey (ALL MY CHILDREN), Natalia Livingston (GENERAL HOSPITAL), Marnie Schulenburg (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Michael Lowry (ALL MY CHILDREN), Austin Peck (DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Colleen Zenk (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Larkin Malloy (THE EDGE OF NIGHT), Tonja Walker (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), James DePaiva (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Ilene Kristen (RYAN'S HOPE), Dina Manzo (DINA'S PARTY and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY), Anthony Wilkinson ("My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and the new "My Big Gay Italian Funeral), Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLING and Big Brother).

TAINTED DREAMS began filming July 29 and will shoot for 2 weeks in and around New York City.

- Ilene Kristen, James DePaiva & Tonja Walker Join TAINTED DREAMS
- Larkin Malloy Joins TAINTED DREAMS
- Natalia Livingston Joins TAINTED DREAMS

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