Sunday, February 28, 2010

PVN Exclusive Interview with Lucy Merriam (AMC's Ex- Emma Lavery)

Check back to PVN Blog this Thursday March 4th 2010. For Pine Valley News Exclusive Interview with Lucy Merriam (AMC's Ex- Emma Lavery). After Lucy answers fans questions, She will ask her fans one question about herself and the first fan to answer her question correctly will win this cute as a button autographed photo of Lucy. You don't wanna miss this interview!

Don't Forget to Check back Thursday!

Rediscover Brooke!

One bold lady! Rediscover Brooke!

Click HERE to Watch All the Rediscover AMC Videos.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Suds Report: Feb. 26, 2010

Mark Consuelos on ‘Dancing With The Stars’? ‘AMC’s Stuart returns!

“It’s just as difficult to move down the block as it is to go cross-country.”
—One Life’s executive producer Frank Valentini at the soap’s block party as reported by Soap Opera Weekly

Translation: Tell that to Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew — and all the AMC crew members, which approximately total over 200 people.

“[When asked if I could briefly return to AMC during my mat leave,] I said [to my producer], ‘I don’t want to leave my baby right now, which she totally understood, but she told me that they would fly out my baby and my husband [on their own dime], so I said, ‘Yeah!’”
—AMC’s Alicia Minshew in Soap Opera Weekly
Translation: ABC just took the cash out of One Life’s budget.

All My Children, ABC, A — Dancing With Mr. Kelly Ripa?
• James Mitchell would’ve been proud. Check out Soap Opera Spirit nominee Jill Larson in Martin Scorsese's latest film, Shutter Island. Yikes — from Chucky Pratt to Scorsese. Despite the movie’s faults, Larson did an awesome job — as always! But be forewarned AMC-ers — Larson appears in only one scene in the flick, but may get more play in the DVD release. Which should be very soon …

• According to this week’s Soap Opera Digest and Michael Fairman’s On Air, On Soaps, there is a real possibility that a former AMC star may be joining Dancing With The Stars as a contestant? My bet? Mark Consuelos.

• Is Dixie whistling from heaven again? Yep! This week, Dixie’s ghost — and Stuart — appears to JR in heaven to urge her son to fight for his life. Zzzz … I’d love it if JR asked Dixie, “Why do you look like Skye Chandler and Liza Colby? Is there a hairstylist in heaven?” I had to write that before Soap Opera Digest’s Carolyn Hinsey did …

• More lies? AMC executive producer, Barbara Bloom, er, Julie Hanan Carruthers, claims it was David Canary’s choice to leave Pine Valley. Here, one of the worst producers in soap history, “spins” to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, saying, “We keep David so busy that he really hasn’t had a life outside our show. He’s been very loyal to AMC — and very grateful to [creator] Agnes Nixon — but every time his contract has come up in recent years, he asks himself, ‘Is it time for me to go? When do I get time for my life?’ Well, this time his contract came up and it was the right time. This has been in the works for a while. He really wanted to retire and I think, after 27 years, he’s earned that right.”

Funny, because that’s not what Canary told me at the Emmys, Julie!

FYI — Canary will continue shooting AMC into April. The story? Palmer’s death prompts Adam’s exit. Yeah, right — because Adam and Palmer hang out all the time! Word is that Adam will leave town with Brooke, so don’t expect Julia Barr to stick around for much longer. Really, Lorraine?

• It’s too bad Michael Cohen isn’t One Life’s publicist! Here is yet another AMC PR campaign in Los Angeles magazine featuring Cameron Mathison, Susan Lucci and Becky Budig. But don’t be too impressed — it’s a pretty unimaginative spread titled Drama Queens. There hasn’t been any drama or queens on AMC in about a decade!

• Speaking of favourite ABC children, to put the alphabet network’s discrimination in perspective, the other day I counted how many AMC promos aired during ABC’s daytime lineup, and those twits in Pine Valley easily won hands down. AMC even beat GH’s promotional efforts, hence their ratings increase. Heck, if you watch The View, you’ll notice there is practically an AMC promo every day!

• Remember when AMC used to cast promising new talent instead of blond hair models? Well, AMC’s last big find, Leven Rambin, last seen on Grey’s Anatomy as McSteamy’s daughter, has been cast on the Alphabet’s new show, Scoundrels, based on the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune. Rambin will play the daughter of Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen. Meanwhile, Kelli Giddish, whose show Past Life was recently cancelled by Fox, has joined Jerry Bruckheimer's drama pilot for NBC titled Chased.

Click HERE to read all "The Suds Report"

Who Is Your AMC Best Friend?

Pine Valley is full of a lot of things... Fortune 500 companies, families, oceanfront property (despite being a landlocked state), Erica Kane's exes but most importantly, it's filled with friendships. All kinds. Whether it be odd-couple gal pals Opal and Erica or BFFs Tad and Jesse, All My Children is built on friendships. So if you were to move to this sleepy (ha!) little hamlet, who would be YOUR best friend? Take SoapNet.com's quiz to find out.

Take the quiz HERE. I got Tad Martin, Who is your Best Friend in Pine Valley?

Dixie Returns!

Dixie returns, and the rivalries between Erica and Greenlee, and Brooke and Angie, heat up!

Spoilers for the week of March 1st 2010


JR's situation turns grave this week and while that might not be good for him, it's great for us. Confused? Well, let's clear it up: As JR hovers between life and death, he's reunited with DIXIE! Yes folks, Cady McClain returns to All My Children this week (and she's got great new hair!). And don't be surprised if JR sees another familiar face during his out-of-body experience. We can't wait to see much-missed blasts from the past but will reuniting with his loved ones cause JR to stop fighting and stay in the land of the angels?


We certainly hope not, especially since a bone marrow donor is finally found. Are you ready for this? It's Annie! Unfortunately, she keeps mum about being a match. Not only does her stepson hate her, but Angie tells her scary details about the painful procedure. However, once Annie notices her new husband getting closer to Brooke, being JR's donor might be exactly what she needs to hold onto Adam's heart forever ...


It's Round No. 1,987 of Greenlee vs. Erica this week, and it gets nasty. After Greenlee finds out about Erica's plan to get her out of Fusion (thanks to David), she's irate ... and completely ready to take down Ms. Kane. She heads over to her company to claim what's rightfully hers, and when Erica shows up, look for the gloves come off and someone to get slapped -- big time!


Meanwhile, Ryan, Erica, Jake, and Amanda all team up to take down David Hayward once and for all. How? Well, Nurse Gayle (who they have on their side) has exactly what they need: information that will send David to prison. (Remember, Nurse Gayle has the dirt on David's involvement in switching the DNA samples that led everyone to believe Greenlee was dead.) Look for all hell to break loose once Greenlee discovers this plan. We can't give everything away, but we will tell you that someone gets shot!

All this, PLUS: David blackmails Angie; Tad takes Damon in; and Frankie starts taking pain pills again.

Photos ABC

41st NAACP Image Awards Winners!

Big Congrats goes out to Debbi Morgan (AMC's Angie) & Cornelius Smith Jr. (AMC's Frankie)

Debbi Morgan, winner Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for "All My Children," onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards pre-tel show held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Cornelius Smith Jr. accepts the award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for "All My Children" onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards pre-tel show held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Susan Lucci & Cameron Mathison Talk Dancing With The Stars

Now that "All My Children" has moved from its Manhattan location to Los Angeles, two of its stars, both of whom are former "Dancing with the Stars" competitors Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison talk to ET about the possibility of dropping by the show when it returns on Monday, March 22, and possibly even co-hosting with Tom Bergeron!

Susan tells ET....
"I definitely want to be in the audience, I was so sad I could never come back and be in the audience, so I would love to do that. I also found out that they are looking for someone to host and they are looking perhaps to rotate people who have been on and that sounds like fun. To work with Tom Bergeron, he is so funny and quick, it would be great."
Cameron agrees, saying...
"If they do a bunch of hosts, I think they would talk to me. I might be in the mix. If they do one person, I think it should be Melissa Rycroft. I work with her on live TV on 'Good Morning America.' She is one of the correspondents, too. She does a great job. She is a real fan favorite. She has good energy. I think she would get along great with Tom and the other cast members."

Watch the video clip HERE...


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Click HERE for Cameron & Melissa's Clip on GMA.

All My Children's Shining Star of the Week!

Who do you think was All My Childrens Shining Star of the Week of Feb 22nd - 26th 2010?

Cast your vote HERE & Check back Monday for results.

Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

A preliminary drama performer ballot containing each of the six performer categories was assigned to all registered, eligible peer voters from NATAS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This ballot contained the full list of all entrants submitted from each show and each voter was entitled to select as many candidates as they believed worthy of Emmy® consideration. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes for each show in each category now advance to the final at-home screening round. This round, due to be conducted in March and April, 2010, will determine both nominees and winners.

The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be produced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in late June, 2010.

Here are the list of AMC Stars up for the award...

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
DAVID CANARY, as Adam & Stuart Chandler
THORSTEN KAYE, as Zach Slater
VINCENT IRIZARRY, as Dr. David Hayward

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
BOBBIE EAKES, as Krystal Carey
ALICIA MINSHEW, as Kendall Hart Slater

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
RICKY PAULL GOLDIN, as Jake Martin
JACOB YOUNG, as JR Chandler

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Annie Chandler
CHRISHELL STAUSE, as Amanda Dillon

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
BRITTANY ALLEN, as Marissa Chandler
SHANNON KANE, as Natalia Hubbard

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
DANIEL KENNEDY, as Pete Cortlandt
JR MARTINEZ, as Brot Monroe

Click HERE to view the full list of nominees.

NAACP Image Award airs TONIGHT!

The 41st NAACP Image Award airs tonight (Fri. Feb. 26th) from 8 - 10 pm EST on Fox. All My Children Stars Debbi Morgan (AMC's Angie Hubbard), Cornelius Smith, Jr (AMC's Frankie Hubbard) & Lamman Rucker (AMC's Ex-Garret Williams) are all nominated for awards.

Nominations as follows.. Debbi Morgan up for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, Cornelius Smith, Jr up for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series & Lamman Rucker up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Good Luck to Debbi, Cornelius & Lamman!
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AMC's Fan Blog Must See!


Pine Valley Bulletin has some great post today, Y'all really should check them out. Like this one HERE. It's about Myra Murdoch, Palmer Cortlandt's mysterious house-maid when Pete Cooney made his premier in Pine Valley.



Click HERE for Pine Valley Bulletin's Flash Back must reads!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Julia Barr Interview

Go behind the scenes with Julia Barr to discuss Brooke's past, present and future!

Aiden Turner in Primetime Series.

Aiden Turner (AMC's Ex- Aidan Devane) posted on his Face book page that he has been signed to a primetime series today, Stay tuned to PVN for more info.
"Hi everyone i hope you are well!!!! AMC was a great time, the cast and crew made it a home away from home and I miss it too. I am going to be on a new show coming on TV soon. Prime time i hope you tune in !!! should be great!!!"
Click HERE for Aiden's Face book Page.
Thanks Nancy for the tip :)

Leven Rambin (AMC's Ex- Lily) at Tarina Tarantino Beauty Launch Party.

Leven Rambin (AMC's Ex- Lily) and Markus Molinari pose at the launch party for Tarina Tarantino's new cosmetics line "Tarina Tarantino Beauty" held at Siren Studios on February 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

Celebrities, fashion stylists, and editors across the globe know Tarina Tarantino—the "Queen of Irreverent Luxury"—as the accessory designer who makes everything she touches sparkle. This fuchsia-tressed former makeup artist now shares her passion for self-expression and playfulness with a complete cosmetics collection, available only at Sephora. Inspired by her nostalgic-yet-modern jewelry line, Tarantino developed innovative products with high-quality, color-rich formulas and luxurious packaging.

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Who do you think you are?

Don't miss Erica Kane on All My Children!

J.R. Martinez to speak at NY University!

A few months after being deployed to Iraq in 2003, U.S. Army Infantryman Martinez was driving a Humvee when his left front tire hit a landmine. He suffered severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body as well as smoke inhalation. Martinez spent 34 months at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, undergoing 32 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery.

Now, he inspires the lives of others through his amazing story of resilience, perseverance and optimism.

Martinez will speak on Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms. in Potsdam, New York. His presentation, "Odds Are Life is Going to Throw You a Curve or Two: an amazing story of perseverance and resilience!," is free and open to the public.

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Soap Blog Coalition Links!

Daytime Confidential's Jillian Bowe catches up with One Life to Live's Gina Tognoni and previews "something going on" with Kelly and Todd. (Daytime Confidential)

Pratt's gone and there is much to rejoice about. Check out the latest Pine Valley Bulletin commentary and poll! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

The terrible writing for Jason and Sonny lately has forced the Serial Drama girls to re-evaluate their list of least favorite things. Also, when a soap comes out looking worse than the Kardashian sisters, well...that's a problem. (Serial Drama)

Soap Opera Examiner's Mary Montanari pens an open letter to Days of our Lives' villainess Vivian. (Soap Opera Examiner)

The Wubqueen is crushed to learn her favorite One Life to Live actress may be leaving, dishes about Robin Christopher returning to General Hospital and gives a fun weekend update of daytime's best tweets. (Wubs)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Josh Duhamel: A Dentist?!

Josh Duhamel (AMC's Ex- Leo) is in Scottsdale, AZ. for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He's playing today (Wed. Feb 24th)in the FBR/XEROX Silver Pro-Am at The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale.

Josh took some time to chat with AZfamily's Javier Soto, He tell's Javier that he planed to be a dentist when he first moved to LA. Javier caught up with him three hours before his tee time for a little chat. It was a great interview. (In the end, News anchor, Tara Hitchcock offered to iron Duhamel's pants.)

Watch the clip HERE...

AMC Look-A-Likes


Taking What's Theirs!

Pine Valley is full of catfights!

Kelly Ripa gets New Tattoo!

Kelly Ripa (AMC's Ex- Hayley) got a new tattoo and she showed it off on "Regis and Kelly" Wednesday morning. Ripa, who already has a flower tattoo on her inner ankle, got "Consuelos" on her wrist, as in husband-of-13-years Mark Consuelos.

Ripa said of the script, "It's a little inky but it will heal."

She said she got inked at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn.

Click HERE for a close up photo of Kelly's new tattoo.

FUN NOTE: Kelly & Mark's youngest son Joaquin celebrated his 7th Birthday Wednesday too.

Photo: Huffington Post

Kelli Giddish lands New gig!

Unemployment didn't last long for "Past Life" star Kelli Giddish (AMC's Ex- Di). Less than one week after FOX cancelled her paranormal procedural, Giddish has landed the lead in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced pilot "Chase."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Chase" centers on Annie Frost (Giddish), a U.S. marshal who heads up a Texas unit devoted to hunting down the U.S.' most dangerous fugitives.

Giddish played reincarnation-driven investigator Kate McGinn on FOX's "Past Life," which was pulled from the network's schedule last Friday after only three airings.
Click HERE for more on "Past Life"

Eva LaRue Loses Battle over Gate

Eva La Rue (AMC's Ex- Maria) has been ordered to dismantle a wooden gate she illegally constructed outside her North Glendale home. On Tuesday night, Glendale city council decided the gate must come down. La Rue built the gate in 2007 without permits in front of her North Glendale home. She says the gate was constructed to protect her and her daughter from a stalker. After the gate was cited by code enforcement officers for being too close to the public right-of-way, La Rue was granted a variance.

But, neighbors and homeowners' groups argued the variance was an unfair exemption for blatantly illegal construction. The variance was ultimately overturned and La Rue hired an attorney to appeal the decision and push the issue to the City Council, where it became the center of a heated debate.

City council voted 4-1 to uphold the Planning Commission's denial of a zoning exception. Last month, La Rue pleaded with the Glendale City Council to keep the gate. "I am asking please, please to keep my gate. I'm a single mom. I know that this gate can't really protect me from somebody that wants to do me and my 8-year-old harm, but at least it is some sort of barrier." It appears La Rue has moved out of the home and has been staying at an unknown location. It was not immediately known if she would appeal the decision.

Watch the video clip HERE..
 
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More on David Canary's Exit!

The lion king of Pine Valley is giving up his throne. David Canary, who has spent 27 years and won five Emmys as the caustic, power-mad Adam Chandler on All My Children, issued a statement regarding his retirement from the ABC soap last week. But the 71-year-old actor, who also played Adam’s late, sweet-tempered twin Stuart, didn’t elaborate on the reason for his exit. Here AMC executive producer, Julie Hanan Carruthers, gives TV Guide Magazine her take on the situation, and how she plans to get Canary off the canvas.
"We keep David so busy that he really hasn’t had a life outside our show,” Carruthers says. “He’s been very loyal to AMC—and very grateful to [creator] Agnes Nixon—but every time his contract has come up in recent years, he asks himself ‘Is it time for me to go? When do I get time for my life?’ Well, this time his contract came up and it was the right time. This has been in the works for a while. He really wanted to retire and I think, after 27 years, he’s earned that right.”

Canary will continue shooting AMC into April, then Carruthers will use the recent death of James Mitchell (who played Palmer) as impetus for Adam to leave town. “Everyone in Pine Valley will be greatly affected by the loss of Palmer, especially Adam,” previews the soap chief. “It will force him to face his own mortality, something that’s very rare for such a Type A personality.” And just like Canary, Adam will decide to go away and get some quality Me Time.

That’s not to say he’ll be going in peace. “If Adam’s no longer the king, who gets the crown?” Carruthers says. “There will be a struggle for power with the son, the daughter, the stepmother, the daughter in law, and all the other people who surround Adam. You’ll get a little taste of the Borgias, and it’s going to provide us with great story for a long time to come."
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Amanda Seyfried on Late Show Tonight!


Amanda Seyfried (AMC's Ex- Joni) will be stopping by "Late Show with David Letterman" tonight Tuesday, Feb. 23rd. Amanda will be chatting with Dave about her movie "Dear John" out in theaters now, her upcoming film "Chloe" with Julianne Moore (Ex- Frannie, ATWT). And the probably she will guest star on "Big Love" Season 5.


Also on "Late Show" tonight: Jamie Foxx & Robin Thicke.
Late Show with David Letterman on CBS 11:30 pm EST.

AMC Stars LA Meet & Greet!

AMC Stars Susan Lucci (Erica), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), and Denise Vasi (Randi) have now settled into its new digs in Los Angeles, it's high time the cast came out for a meet and greet don't you think? That's exactly what's happening on Wednesday, March 3rd at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Soap Nation will be hosting a autograph signing. They'll be signing copies of Los Angeles Magazine, whose March issue contains a photo spread featuring the AMC cast. March issue of LA Magazine is on news stands NOW! Autographs will be on a first come, first served basis.

Details on the location are as follows:
Wednesday March 3rd
5:30-6:30PM
Beverly Center, Grand Court, Level 6
8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

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AMC Stars behind the scenes photos in LA Magazine!

Four All My Children cast members Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery), and Denise Vasi (Randi Hubbard) grace the pages of Los Angeles magazine in march 2010 issue. The special eight-page fashion spread celebrates the ABC soap's relocation to Los Angeles as well as the hottest spring styles. LA Magazine is on news stands now.

Click HERE to view the behind the scenes photos of the AMC Stars photo shoot.
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Rediscover JR!

Rediscover JR! Still rebellious! Watch the clip HERE...

Click HERE to Watch All the Rediscover AMC Videos

Rediscover Tad!

Rediscover Tad! He's romantic even in 2010! Watch the clip HERE...

Click HERE to Watch All the Rediscover AMC Videos

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rediscover Jesse!

Rediscover Jesse! The most loyal man in Pine Valley! Watch the clip HERE...

Click HERE to Rediscover Angie!
Click HERE to Rediscover Greenlee & Ryan!

A Soap Star Whodunit And It’s Not A Soap!

As many of you heard in Michael Fairman's premiere episode of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast that All My Children’s Jacob Young, along with his producing and directing partner, Mark Rozzano, have launched the new Soap Star Mystery Theatre in Los Angeles, which features lesser known, yet wildly entertaining works of legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. I attended last night’s opening at the Writers Guild of America in Beverly Hills, where several of Young’s AMC cast mates and other soap and primetime notables headlined the reading of The Unexpected Guest. Jacob had a huge hand in casting the roles of unusual suspects for the play. So I had to ask when he looked at AMC’s Vince Irizarry (David) for the play, did he cast him against type, or can we expect to see his evil ways? Young responded, “He is playing his type.” (Laughs) Ah, my first hint that Vincent was going to end up being the murderer! Adam Mayfield (Scott) plays a servant/nurse who seems to be on the shady side, too! Then I had to ask, who else from Pine Valley would he love to see participate in a future reading. Young replied, “I was speaking to David Canary (Adam) and hopefully we can use him down the road.” Next, Jacob with pride and a bit of sadness also gave his views on Canary’s upcoming retirement from soaps. “He is at a point now where his home is in Connecticut. He has been stationary out here in LA for a while and it was always the plan for David to come out to LA with the move of All My Children for just a few months. Regardless, if he were on the east coast or here in LA, he would have probably retired at the same time. He has had such a wonderful run and is a talented man and a workaholic. He deserves a break. Maybe he will get restless, and knowing David as I do, he might. And I certainly do hope he comes back. Working with David has been such a thrill for me and he is such a giving actor. And I think his wrap-up story is going to be great. When I heard it, I thought it was fantastic.”

Click HERE for Michael's full post.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar: Domestic Duties

Taking care of her domestic responsibilities, Sarah Michelle Gellar (AMC's Ex- Kendall) was spotted grocery shopping at Gelson’s supermarket on Saturday (February 20).

The Ex- AMC babe looked lovely as she pushed her baby daughter Charlotte Grace through the Westwood store.

Amanda Seyfried & Pup go for a walk.

While out walking today actress Amanda Seyfried (AMC's Ex- Joni)came across a dog, stooped down and started making out with it. Ok OK..just kidding. It was Amanda’s dog and she stopped for a smooch while they were out walking with friends. Cute right? Click HERE for past photos of Amanda & her pup.

Leven Rambin joins "Scoundrels"


All My Children alum Leven Rambin, who just wrapped an arc on Grey’s Anatomy as Mark’s pregnant daughter, has joined the cast of ABC’s summer series Scoundrels.

The dramedy centers on the matriarch (Virginia Madsen) of a family of crooks who attempts to lead her brood on an honest, hardworking path after her hubby (Neal McDonough) is sent to prison. Rambin will play their dumb-as-nails, aspiring model daughter, Vanessa.

Scoundrels — which has been picked up for eight episodes (all of them slated to air this summer) — is based on the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune.

Results: AMC Shining Star of the Week

The Votes are in, And PVN's AMC Shining Star of the Week for the week of Feb 15th - 19th 2010 is...

Rebecca Budig (AMC's Greenlee Smythe)

Heres how the votes break down by state...

Check back again this Friday & We'll do it all over again :)

Todays AMC Birthdays!


Thorsten Kaye (AMC's Zach Slater) Celebrates his 44th Birthday Today.


Happy Birthday, Thorsten!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Daytime Confidential: Luke's 10 Ways to Fix All My Children

Luke Kerr from Daytime Confidential has posted his top 10 ways to fix AMC.
"Watching All My Children last week was like visiting a lush oasis after being stuck in a creative desert penned by Chuck Pratt. AMC fan are hoping what Lorraine Broderick has started will continue when former Guiding Light scribes David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski's episodes start airing. Given Kreizman's penchant for outlandish, over-the-top storytelling, it's no wonder people are a bit nervous, after seeing Broderick get the show back on track so quickly. That being said, I've come up with 10 ways to help keep things moving in the right direction in Pine Valley."

Click HERE to read Luke's 10 Ways to Fix All My Children.

Fox cancels "Past Life"

Past Life has taken its last breath. Fox has decided to pull the low-rated drama off the air, effectively canceling it. Original episodes of Kitchen Nightmares will fill the Thursday void beginning next week. Fox says Past Life will return to the schedule at a later date.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

You don't wanna miss a minute of StarDish Radio this week...

First off on Tuesday Feb 23rd Shannon Kane (AMC's Natalia Fowler) will be stopping by at 10:00pm EST. to chat with Stardish about receiving the Breakthrough Actress Award from the 2010 Capri International Film Festival for her stunning performance in Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, where she costars opposite Richard Gere and Don Cheadle. The feature, from Overture Pictures, is due in theaters March 5.


Then on Wednesday Feb 24th Jill Larson (AMC's Opal Courtlandt) will be chatting live at 8:00pm EST. with Stardish about her role in the Martin Scorcese Film "Shutter Island" & AMC's move to LA and what that means for Opal, as well as the passing of her long time co-star and dear friend James Mitchell, and the retirement of Pine Valley's most famous love to hate villain David Canary "Adam Chandler"


And on stay tuned to Stardish after their interview with Jill, Because at 9:30pm EST. Laura Bonarrigo (AMC's Ex- Rebbecca Fowler / OLTL's Cassie Cramer). Laura will chat with Stardish & Fans answering your your Questions, and to discuss a cause very near and dear to her heart.. "Feed your Mouth"


The Call in No# for Stardish Radio is (347) 945-5423
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Spoilers for the week of Feb 22nd 2010


Colby's plan to make Annie go completely nuts again backfires, but did you expect anything else? It seems like no one is a match for Pine Valley's newest Mrs. Chandler that is, until a former Mrs. Chandler returns to town. Yup ... kids, Brooke is finally back this week, played once again by Julia Barr! Great news for us, but awful news for Annie. See, Brooke wants her old job back as editor-in-chief of Tempo magazine, but surprise, surprise, it's a job that Annie also wants. Hmm ... which lady do you think Adam will choose?


Meanwhile, JR takes a turn for the worse, and it is bad ... really bad. JR doesn't even think he'll make it to AJ's (that would be the artist formally known as Little A) birthday, so the family celebrates early. There is a glimmer of hope when Adam learns Tad has tracked down a match who is part of the Chandler family. But just who is it? That's your cue to start going through the Chandler family tree ...


David Hayward may have met his match in Erica. After she kidnaps him, Erica pulls out her trump card: Nurse Gayle. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, that's for sure. Erica convinces David that Gayle won't go to the cops (because whoa, does she have evidence on him?) on one condition: David has to marry Greenlee and get her out of Pine Valley and Fusion. Something tells us Ryan won't be too happy about his ex-lover's scheme.


Speaking of Ryan, when he overhears the pain he's causing Greenlee, he makes the decision to take a step back. Not surprisingly, when the pressure is off, the former couple shares a sweet moment. Will it be enough to convince Greenlee not to marry David especially now that Erica is involved?


All this, PLUS: Damon has a lot of explaining to do; Frankie makes a fatal error; and Liza gets devastating news.

Photos ABC

Brooke English returns!

Brooke English returns, Greenlee wants to marry David to protect herself from Ryan, and Erica's at it again.

Todays AMC Birthdays!


Marj Dusay (AMC's Ex- Vanessa Bennett) Celebrates her 74th Birthday Today.


Happy Birthday, Marj!

Angie & Jesse back in Pine Valley 2 Years!

Sorry I'm a little late on posting this but we are still in the month of February so i wanted to post this about Angie & Jesse's reunited as a couple for the first time in 20 years. So take a read and watch the tear jerking clip and remember Angie & Jesse's return 2 years ago this month.

In late 2007 AMC announced Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan would return to Pine Valley as the beloved characters Angie & Jesse Hubbard, with long-term contracts. It was on December 14, 2007 that the official All My Children website posted an article with the headline Angie and Jesse return to All My Children! The article suggested that Angie's return would start with being called back to Pine Valley Hospital to assist on a case, where she would be reunited with a living Jesse Hubbard.

Viewers were skeptical of Jesse's return, since he had an onscreen death and appeared in ghost form several times afterwards on the series. There was sentiment that if Williams was returning as anyone, it had to be as Jacob Foster. Viewers wondered for weeks if Williams would truly return as Jesse or Jesse's look-alike Jacob. It was later confirmed, however, that Jesse did not die in 1988 after all and that Williams would be resuming the role. Morgan returned as Angie on January 18, 2008, and Williams returned as Jesse on January 25. To start the storyline where Jesse is brought back, the writers thought up a plot where characters Greenlee Smythe and Quentin contract a weird woods-related disease that triggers asphyxiation. Angie, now an infectious-disease specialist, is paged to Pine Valley Hospital to consult on the case: "Quentin" turned out to be Angie and Jesse’s son, Frankie, and noted that Angie’s adopted daughter, Cassandra, would also join the show.

ABC consulted with Agnes Nixon on how to resurrect Jesse, since he was shot to death in 1988: "We saw Angie sobbing on his chest, but I think the audience is invested enough in them as a couple that they will embrace our solution, We’re going to play that out for a couple of weeks. Rightfully, it’ll be Tad, to whom Jesse has appeared in spirit form, who reunites them."

Jesse attempts to leave Pine Valley on Valentine's Day, he attempts to leave town by train. Circumstance leads Angie to the Pine Valley train station as well, at approximately the same time. As she waits for her train, she sees Jesse sitting on another train as it is leaving the station. She chases the departing train, screaming Jesse's name, and collapses onto the tracks in tears when the train continues on and disappears from sight. Dejected, she walks back to the station. However, the train unexpectedly returns, and Angie is stunned to see Jesse step onto the platform, alive and well. Embracing each other, the couple is reunited for the first time in 20 years.

Watch this clip of Pine Valley's True Super Couple HERE.