If you're wondering why Daytime Emmy nominee Grayson McCouch hasn't been seen on As the World Turns much lately, it's because he's taken a few weeks off to audition for prime-time pilots in L.A., just like Mark Collier (Mike) did. Thus, his Dusty character will be presumed dead as of next week. No doubt the handsome Mr. McCouch — that's pronounced McCootch, not McCouch like the furniture — will pop up alive before long.
Did you know As the World Turns toasts a half-century of daytime television on April 2? "I don't want to go too epic on you," says Ellen Dolan (Margo), "but it's incredible that our show has been in American homes for 50 years. What a milestone!"
ATWT isn't waiting until spring to celebrate its birthday, though, since the CBS sudser just snapped up a slew of Daytime Emmy nominations, including outstanding drama, outstanding writing team and five acting nods.
"When I heard my name [announced] on The View, I was in shock," enthuses Jennifer Landon (Gwen), who's a shoo-in to win outstanding younger actress. "Mom was so happy. She didn't even say any words. She just screamed!" No doubt her father — the late, great Michael Landon — would be a proud papa, too.
"I was happy Jennifer was nominated because it would be
Fans of UPN's America's Next Top Model know this week's castoff, Catie Anderson — she's the petite, pixie-haired pain in the derriere. Tyra's brood of wannabe starlets is full of weepy, dramatic females, but Catie's had some memorable moments. Like throwing herself down on her bed in tears. Or aggravating the already difficult Camille. And stabbing Xiomara in the back. Here, TV Guide Online rings up Model's teen terror to dish her dirty work.
TV Guide Online: During the "Dear John Letter" exercise, why were the girls freaking out? I smelled ham. Everyone was too hysterically angry and crying.Catie: It was our time to vent. It was very surreal how looking at this blank sheet of paper could stir up so many emotions. We were all stressed out, frustrated and emotionally and physically tired to the breaking point. Those were very real emotions.
TVGO: Hmmm... My mom says women who live together often take on t