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Dear Soaps, Could you please let...

Dear Soaps,
Could you please let me know of an e-mail address for As the World Turns? I would really like to let them know how much I've been enjoying the show lately with Rose. Thanks. — Rwisac

Dear Rwisac,
ATWT is still in the process of creating an official website and e-mail address. In the meantime, you can contact the show through its CBS e-mail address: atwt@cbs.com to let them know what you think. If you want more info about the show and its actors, make a pit stop at the official ATWT fan club site online. You'll get information on upcoming fan events, cast lists, your favorite actors's birthdays and ATWT merchandise. The address (it's a long one) is http://members.aol.com/lwatwt1/atwtfc.html.

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Dear Soaps, I saw Bobbie Eakes,...

Dear Soaps,
I saw Bobbie Eakes, who played Macy on The Bold and the Beautiful, singing a country duet on Country Music Television (CMT) the other day. They even had a music video. Has she gone country? I knew Macy sang on the show, but I didn't know it was her actual voice. Did she leave B&B to become a singer? — TAZ

Dear TAZ,
Eakes has been developing her music career for some time. Yes, that was her voice you heard on the show all these years. The actress was hoping to juggle both B&B and her music this year until the show made the decision to write the character out. As no identifiable body was found following the car explosion, there's always the chance that Eakes and Macy will return to B&B. In the meantime, Eakes is on tour with country singer Collin Raye. They've recorded Loving This Way, the duet you saw on CMT. (MJM)

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Dear Soaps, Why has OLTL's PTB...

Dear Soaps,
Why has OLTL's PTB made Jessica seem as bad as Roseanne when she lied to Cristian about her feelings? The girl who once said she would never lie about her feelings has lied. I feel this is a bad route for the story. How are they going to clear that one? — Latoria25

Dear Latoria25,
A string of lies can make the most virtuous person do things that are out of character. Jessica thought Will had broken his promise when he left her, but he only left to make sure Jessica would return to her mother, who he thought was dying, thanks to Todd's lies. Feeling hurt and betrayed, she turned to Cristian for comfort. In my opinion, Jessica didn't really lie about her feelings — she did at one time love Cristian — but the emotions that made her accept his wedding proposal stemmed from misleading information. And then Cristian added fuel to the fire by keeping Will's letter away from Jessica. Once she learned the trut read more

Dear Soaps, Didn't Marlena (Deidre...

Dear Soaps,
Didn't Marlena (Deidre Hall) have a twin before on Days? I thought she did but can't think of the storyline. Thanks for your help. — Ddutch34

Dear Ddutch34,
A lot fans are racking their brains trying to figure out the Marlena/Hattie connection, so let me shed some light. Deidre Hall is not playing Hattie; her real-life twin sister, Andrea Hall-Gengler, is playing the role. This marks Hall-Gengler's return to the show. She first appeared as Samantha Evans, Marlena's twin sister, in 1977. Samantha was a struggling actress who liked booze and drugs, and much like Hattie, coveted Marlena's cushy lifestyle. Samantha drugged her sister, kept her held hostage in a sanitarium and pretended to be the good doctor until she was caught. But Samantha would soon sacrifice her own life to save her sister's, though involuntarily. Samantha fell victim to the Salem Strangler, who thought she was Marlena when read more

Dear Soaps, I am a bit confused...

Dear Soaps,
I am a bit confused over the "Nora's memory loss" story line on One Life To Live. I thought Nora and Sam knew each other in college — or at least before Nora married Hank. If Nora remembers Hank and their daughter Rachel, shouldn't she remember Sam? If they did not know each other in college, then please tell me when they did have a relationship (weren't they engaged?) Please help me get this time-line straight! — Kelley

Dear Kelley,
You know what I really think? Don't try to make sense out of a magic drug designed to induce selective amnesia. I was hoping Nora would remember she's really Margo Hughes from Oakdale. (MJM)

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Dear Soaps, The actor that plays...

Dear Soaps,
The actor that plays Simon on As The World Turns looks familiar. Was he one of the 3 main characters in the Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? Thanks! — Sally

Dear Sally,
Thanks to that sexy Australian accent, we know that Paul Leyden is from down under, but he did not star in the movie. Leyden does resemble one of Priscilla's leads, Guy Pearce, who played Adam Whitely/Felicia before moving on to star in the Academy award-winning film L.A. Confidential. Leyden did star in a four-hour miniseries called Tribe, shot in his native land, with soap alums Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH, ex-Jack, Melrose Place) and Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony, Days, ex-Victor, GH, ex-Marcus, Santa Barbara). (DD)

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Dear Soaps, I just started watching...

Dear Soaps,
I just started watching Passions two months ago, and I am confused about something. Have they ever shown Julian's father? I know he often calls him on the phone and we hear his voice, but have they ever actually showed him? Thanks. — Nancy

Dear Nancy,
Much like Charlie, the man who gave Charlie's Angels all their assignments without ever showing his face, we have never seen Alistair, the patriarchal voice behind the Crane family. We've only glimpsed his hands, feet and shadow, and heard his authoritative voice. That voice belongs to actor Alan Oppenheimer, who has done numerous voice-only parts and narration over the past fifty years. Need a visual reference? Oppenheimer also played network executive Gene Kinsella on the sitcom Murphy Brown. Passions's producers have said if Alistair ever needed to be seen onscreen, Oppenheimer may or may not be cast in the role. (Delaina Dixon)

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Dear Soaps, Don't you think that...

Dear Soaps,
Don't you think that Jax's departure on General Hospital was handled badly? After the buildup and then actually seeing Vanessa [Marcil] back in her role it was really stupid to not have a meeting between them. Please give your opinion. Thanks. — Katie

Dear Katie,
Your thought poses an interesting dilemma. If Jax had met up with Brenda, would he have had any reason to leave Port Charles to try and find her? But more to the point, Ingo Rademacher actually taped his last scenes in early August. Vanessa Marcil didn't tape her cameo until a few days before they aired (an unexpected surprise that was pretty exciting in its own right). Only time will tell if Rademacher's new primetime vehicle, Titans, will be a hit. If the show doesn't last, Rademacher may make his way back to the GH canvas. And after seeing Marcil once again on the GH scene, there's no doubt in my mind that she read more

Dear Soaps, On Port Charles, who...

Dear Soaps,
On Port Charles, who is Grace? What is her connection to Kevin that has Rachel wanting revenge? — LK

Dear LK,
Rachel is Grace's sister. Rachel blames Kevin for her death. It's a basic enough reason for revenge. Time will tell how new PC writers James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten handle this plot point. (MJM)

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Dear Soaps, On The Young and the...

Dear Soaps,
On The Young and the Restless the "Christine trying to have a baby" storyline is a little tired and boring. Do you think they will finally make her pregnant, which will cause some problems with Michael and Paul? — Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,
It may look like you got your wish — Christine just got the positive results with her home pregnancy test and Paul is thrilled — but is she really pregnant? Setside sources say that Lauralee Bell, who is expecting her first child next January, will not be pregnant onscreen. This plot twist might be a ruse to teach Michael a lesson. Or maybe Y&R is going to do one of their famous baby switches of a different kind. It would certainly get interesting if the character really is pregnant. Mary's been praying for another grandchild; it would be great to see that meddlesome mama finally get what she wants. And the under-used Lynne, who's likel read more

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