She scored outrageous success with her landmark internet series Venice, now Emmy-winning actress-producer Crystal Chappell (Guiding Light, The Bold and the Beautiful) is about to bring us another web potboiler, Beacon Hill. The series, which begins streaming March 5, is set against the cutthroat world of Massachusetts politics and features lots of lesbian steam and a cast of daytime greats, including Sarah Brown (General Hospital), Alicia Minshew and Ricky Paull Goldin (All My Children), Tina Sloan and Ron Raines (Guiding Light), Melissa Archer, Jessica Morris and John-Paul Lavoisier (One Life to Live), Scott Bryce (As the World Turns) and Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives). TV Guide Magazine caught up with the über-busy Chappell to get an exclusive preview.
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This just in from ABC:"All My Children stars Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Farah Fath (Gigi) and John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) of One Life to Live, Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) from Guiding Light and Van Hansis (Luke) of As the World Turns will join Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Alison Sweeney (Sami) from Days of our Lives as The View hosts the live nomination ceremony for the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Wednesday, April 30."ABC will broadcast this year's Daytime Emmys live on Friday, June 20, from 8 to 11 pm/ET sharp, from Hollywoods Kodak Theater.
Susan Lucci by Kent Phillips/Disney
Let us all find some peace in the fact that there is at least one event Ryan Seacrest can't get his mitts on. All My Children star and daytime icon Susan Lucci will headline the 12th-annual ABC Super Soap Weekend, to be held Nov. 10 and 11 at the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Also already booked for the fan-tastic event are AMC's Cameron Mathison (Ryan), One Life to Live's John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and General Hospital's Jason Thompson (Patrick).
Forbes March and John-Paul Lavoisier, One Life to Live
One Life to Live lady doc Paige Miller (Alexandra Neil) recently revealed that she had a son with the evil Dr. Spencer Truman (Paul Satterfield) during their rocky marriage. Now Paige — who gave up the baby for adoption without telling Spencer of his existence — wants to locate him. And since this a soap, it will turn out that Paige's grown offspring is a Llanview lad she already knows!
In the Feb. 27 episode, the mystery of the boy's identity will be "narrowed down to three guys," OLTL head writer Dena Higley tells TVGuide.com. "Paige looks at some information in a folder. Then she looks up and sees three guys walk through the frame in slow motion and gasps, 'There's my son!' So it's like one of those reality shows. We'll leave that up in the air for a while and drop hints."
FYI, the trio of candidates are Rex Balsom (John-Paul Lavoisier), Nash Brennan (Forbes March
Renee Elise Goldsberry, One Life to Live and Tracey E. Bregman, Young and the Restless
All of soapdom was buzzing on Wednesday when the Daytime Emmy nominations were announced. Here's how your sudsy faves reacted to all the big news....
First-time nominee Renee Goldsberry (Evangeline) had a mixed reaction to being One Life to Live's lone acting anointee. "It's bittersweet because I saw some great work on my show last year," the supporting-actress contender told TVGuide.com. "I don't want to single anybody out, but I can't help it: Bree [Williamson, Jess/Tess], I thought was absolutely wonderful, [as were] John-Paul [Lavoisier, Rex], Robin Strasser (Dorian)... I also thought that Tari [Signor, Margaret], who was [pre]nominated in [my] category, was really, really great. Michael Easton (John) should get a little shout-out as well, because you're only as good as your partner."
"It was shocking that I was even nominated," said