Dear Soaps, Will Luis and Sheridan...

Dear Soaps,
Will Luis and Sheridan ever find true love on Passions? — Mandy

Dear Mandy,
There have been sparks between this supercouple-in-the-making since day one. I believe Luis and Sheridan have already found true love. The question is, will they ever be able to smooth things out long enough to enjoy it? Luis harbors such intense feelings of hate for everyone else in the Crane clan. And now that Sheridan believes that Luis said he was using her, thanks to her brother Julian's machinations, that may complicate things even further. Between Julian's schemes, Hank's infatuation and Roger's death threat, it looks like these two have some rough terrain to conquer to finally be together. But if history repeats itself (and on soaps, it often does!), true love will prevail. We'll just have to be patient and wait to see how long it takes before it happens. (DD)

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Dear Soaps, Has Katherine Kelly...

Dear Soaps,
Has Katherine Kelly Lang played Brooke from the beginning on The Bold and the Beautiful, or have their been other actresses? Thanks. — Banana

Dear Banana,
Lang did indeed originate the role of Brooke Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful 13 years ago. Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL) stepped into the role during the first few months of B&B for an ailing Lang — a treat for Hickland fans who were still bummed that her last soap, Capitol, had been canceled to make room for B&B. Sandra Ferguson (ex-Amanda, Another World; ex-Jade, Sunset Beach) took over the role for about a minute in 1997. Lang resumed the role and has happily been there ever since. (DD & MJM)

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Dear Soaps, Rose, the lady that...

Dear Soaps,
Rose, the lady that stole Nina's baby, is she actually Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful? And where is Nina's baby? Is it C.J. on B&B? — Toya.

Dear Toya,
Your eyes didn't deceive you. Before Darlene Conley made a name for herself as flamboyant fashion designer Sally Spectra on B&B, she made a name for herself as Rose DeVille, the unscrupulous pro criminal who stole the babies of scared, unwed pregnant teenagers, among other things. No, C.J. is not that long lost baby; Sally and her ex-husband Clarke Garrison are his parents. The location of Nina's lost child is still a mystery. On a lighter note, wasn't it great to see Nina flash back to her teen days, and actually see the original scene Tricia Cast shot years ago? It's good to know Y&R has decades of vintage video to create these "blast from the past" moments! (DD)

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Eileen Fulton (Lisa, ATWT), whose...

Eileen Fulton (Lisa, ATWT), whose credits include author, nightclub singer, fragrance designer and soap star diva, has added a new feather to her plumage: recording artist. Fulton has compiled some of her favorite performance pieces in a new CD titled, I Think About You. The chantuese threw a party at the opulent Regency Hotel in New York City to celebrate its release. "My music is an inspiration to live," explains Fulton. "[The album] is the music that I do in my nightclub act. People have wanted it for a long time, so I thought, well, okay."

Fulton, who had just returned from Los Angeles where she taped Hollywood Squares along with castmate Michael Park (Jack), looked radiant in a long, fitted black gown from Miriam Rigler. "That's where I've been getting all of my clothes for 42 years," she muses.

After pampering 50 plus guests with colorful crudités, finger sandwiches and champagne, Fulton took center stage. "I know I sou read more

The search is over! Nancy St....

The search is over! Nancy St. Alban will take over the role of Michelle Santos on Guiding Light from the departing Joie Lenz, whose last airdate is Oct. 4. St. Alban starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame's Durango. Look for her to begin Oct. 27. But don't expect Michelle and Danny to reconcile quickly — or easily. GL has cast Elizabeth Hobgood to play May, a sexy cocktail waitress Danny hires for the club who is certain to catch the lonely Santos's eye. Hobgood recently played a nosy reporter digging for dirt at Bianca's homecoming party on All My Children. She starts airing Sept. 26. read more

That's no apparition you're seeing....

That's no apparition you're seeing. Jensen Buchanan (ex-Vicky, AW) is returning to As The World Turns. She'll be reprising the role of Vicky, but this time Buchanan is back — as a ghost.

Vicky was last seen briefly on the ATWT canvas when she crossed over to the show with Tom Eplin (Jake) from the defunct Another World. Her character presumably perished in a plane crash late last year. But fans have been clamoring for her return.

Being involved in a supernatural storyline is nothing new for Buchanan. In 1997, she crossed over into the afterlife to be reunited with her love, the late Ryan Harrison, who reassured her she was still needed on earth. Could Vicky be returning to reassure Jake that she approves of his burgeoning relationship with Molly? Since Buchanan now resides in California, she'll be back and forth to New York shoot scenes, but could be on for a while, explains the actress's spokesperson. Buchanan will start in read more

Teenage heartthrob Billy Kay (Shayne,...

Teenage heartthrob Billy Kay (Shayne, GL) has been nominated for The Hollywood Reporter's Fifth Annual YoungStar Awards for Best Young Actor/Performer in a Daytime Series. The award recognizes children and teens for their outstanding work in film, television, stage and music. The presentation ceremony will be held on Nov. 19 at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, Passions), Justin Torkildsen (Rick, B&B) and fellow castmate Paul Wasilewski (Max, GL) have also been nominated in the category... Emmy award winner David Tom (Billy, Y&R) goes back in time and fights for his family's survival in the new DVD release Walking Thunder. Tom plays Jacob, a young adventurer who is traveling across the great American way in a covered wagon in the 1800s. In this family-oriented film, Jacob faces blizzards, bears and bandits as he tries to reach his final destination. The video also fe read more

All My Children: Kelly Overton...

All My Children: Kelly Overton has joined the cast as Rain Wilkins, who befriends Bianca at the community center. Overton begins airing Oct. 6.

As The World Turns: Thomas John McNeill plays Timmy and Halley Gross plays Becca on Sept. 29.

Guiding Light: Larry Pine plays Woody, a friend of Noah's, beginning Sept. 25. Henry Strozier appears as Dr. Howard, an economist Reva interviews on Sept 26. Frank Fortunato plays Geraldo, a Santos henchman, beginning Sept. 26. That's Horacio Le Don playing Mike, the man who has been appearing in Selena's flashbacks. He makes his next appearance Sept. 26.

One Life to Live: Robert Clohessy plays the recurring role of Colin's lawyer after Colin's arrest beginning Oct. 6. John Doman appears as mob boss Mr. Rourke beginning Oct. 6.

Passions: Late night comedy star Jay Leno makes a cameo on Oct. 13, and his appearance causes nightmares f read more

Mathew St. Patrick (Adrian, AMC)...

Mathew St. Patrick (Adrian, AMC) will soon be saying good-bye to his home in Pine Valley. St. Patrick has been cast in the new HBO series, Six Feet Under, a smart, dark comedy about a funeral home. The show is the brainchild of Alan Ball, who penned the Academy award-winning film, American Beauty. "Mathew is a very good, casual type of actor, and they wanted to see him. He went in and got the part," confirms St. Patrick's manager. On the new series, St. Patrick will play a Los Angeles police officer. "It's a huge departure from his character on All My Children." To facilitate his new shooting schedule, St. Patrick will be moving back to Los Angeles.

St. Patrick, who joined the cast of AMC in April 1998, has guest starred in several prime-time series including Beverly Hills, 90210 and NYPD Blue. This new role marks his first time as a series regular. Published reports say that Six Feet Under will premiere next sp read more

Dear Soaps, Is it just me, or...

Dear Soaps,
Is it just me, or are the writers of All My Children making Finola Hughes's character, Alex, very cold? Ever since Dimitri came back, she has not been the warm person she used to be and is treating Edmund like a piece of dirt. It makes the viewers wonder why Edmund would still want her. And Dimitri needs to leave the show for good this time. What are your thoughts? — Dianna

Dear Dianna,
First, I think the legion of Michael Nader fans who campaigned to get Dimitri back on the show would object to him leaving so soon. As for Alex's coldness, I can't say I've noticed it. She certainly must feel awkward for falling for Edmund so soon after Dimitri's "death." Also, the British can kind of come off cold and condescending in general. It's not their fault. It's that haughty-sounding accent. (Michael J. Maloney)

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