Tim Gunn, Kimberly Locke
Reality producer J.D. Roth had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.
Thursday's ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live and 41-year-old All My Children. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL in January, says he first brought The Revolution to ABC more than a year ago.
Hot to rock Gina's attire? Think you'd look rad in Blake's plaid? Need one of Haley's skirts for a belt? Beginning today at ClothesOffOurBack.org, the "Kimberley Locke & Idol Friends" charity auction is putting up for bid favorite wardrobe pieces from this season's top-12 finalists and previous players (Carrie, Ruben and Clay included), as well as items chipped in by Ryan, Randy, Simon and Paula. (Despite the host site's URL, however, there is nothing from Antonella.) Proceeds benefit Camp Heartland and other children's charities.