Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia

Just as All My Children takes Bianca's new relationship to the next level, the Internet is abuzz with reports that Guiding Light is about to launch its own lesbian romance between Olivia and Natalia, the heterosexual — or so we thought — frenemies played by Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia.

Well, not quite. A GL publicist does acknowledge that the gals are growing closer and will form "a deep, rich, emo­tional relationship that will be very unusual for soaps." Word is they will also move in together in an upcoming episode. But, insists the rep, "this is not going to be a gay story line."

Too bad. I'd pay big bucks to see the audacious, impossibly brilliant Chappell play that.