She was a huge fan fave as All My Children hell-raiser Greenlee Smythe. Now Rebecca Budig is creating a little slice of heaven on The Better Show, the syndicated spinoff of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, now in its sixth season. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Budig about life away from AMC plus lots more, including that diss from Prospect Park, her various husbands and the Emmy-winning soap star who keeps stealing from her!
TV Guide Magazine: Look at you being Martha Stewart! How'd this happen?
Budig: Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with [co-host] JD Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I've always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They're really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it's a great show. I love improving people's lives. [Laughs] Especially my own! ...
All My Children has already left the TV airwaves, but are the residents of Pine Valley headed for a more permanent (and unexpected) ending?
Plans to continue the ABC soap online in 2012 have been put on hold, ABC Soaps In Depth reports.
All My Children: How did it all end?
Prospect Park, the company behind the online productions of both All My Children and One Life to Live, has decided that it only needs...
Cameron Mathison says there's still hope for Ryan and Greenlee to be together when All My Children premieres online.
"[Rebecca Budig] is open to ... possibilities," he says. "I would say to the fans to try to be patient."
All My Children comes to an end: Creator Agnes Nixon and the cast look back
All My Children
After nearly 42 years of scandalous affairs, decades-long rivalries, fairy tale romances, kidnapped babies, serial killers, resurrected loved ones and the occasional Pennsylvania tornado, All My Children as fans have known it will come to an end on Friday. Two weeks before production wrapped, TVGuide.com spent a few days behind the scenes of Pine Valley as writers, producers and cast performed something of a three-ring circus, rallying to deliver what they hoped would be a satisfying conclusion for their loyal viewers.
During one morning meeting, longtime director Steven Williford planned out the moment in which Angie (Debbi Morgan) would get her sight back, enacting how she would stumble, joyful and teary-eyed, toward Jessie (Darnell Williams). Downstairs on set at the Pine Valley police station, Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie (Cady McClain) -- together, at last — confronted David (Vincent Irizarry) perhaps for the final time, begging to know
Before All My Children signs off on ABC, TV Guide Network is looking back at the beloved daytime drama with a special tribute.
Hosted by Cameron Mathison, the one-hour special features ...
SOAPnet will mark the ending of All My Children with a two-day marathon the weekend before the final week of episodes on ABC.
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Rebecca Budig and Josh Duhamel
Sadly, All My Children's Leo du Pres was not one of the lucky, formerly-late Pine Valley citizens resurrected by David Heyward in recent weeks. Instead, Josh Duhamel returned as Leo for a single episode this month, appearing to Greenlee in an all-too-brief dream in which she imagined he'd been saved by David and hidden away all these years.
At least there was smooching before she woke up though, right? Still, it's not exactly what Rebecca Budig had in mind. Last week on location at the Descanso Gardens, Budig, who joined the soap as Greenlee in 1999, told TVGuide.com that she had envisioned a different "ever after" for her character
Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig
ABC's Castle is having a little fun with star Nathan Fillion's beginnings on the soap opera One Life To Live with an episode titled "One Life To Lose." The episode, which will air this spring, involves a murder on the set of a fictional daytime drama called Temptations.
Just cast are All My Children favorites Cameron Mathison and Rebecca Budig, as well as L.A. Law veteran Corbin Bernsen, who has been popping up as a priest on The Young and the Restless for several years...
Rebecca Budig and Michael Benson
The year is off to a good start for All My Children star Rebecca Budig: She's engaged to television marketing executive Michael Benson, People reports.
"He's an amazing man and we're just really happy," Budig told the magazine.
Nobody needs a Christmas miracle more than All My Children's Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew). She's about to receive one — but it's not the one she's hoping for. On the soap's December 27 episode, the Pine Valley heroine, still in deep mourning over the plane-crash death of her husband Zach (Thorsten Kaye), has a visit from Father Clarence, the magical, mystical priest who always appears on the show at holiday time to help those in need. (The terrific Malachy McCourt who played the role for many years had to bow out this time. He's replaced by Michael McCarthy).