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Dear Soaps, Why are the writers...

Dear Soaps,
Why are the writers letting Bridget make such a big deal out of Brooke and Thorne being together when they didn't over Brooke and Ridge? The relationship of Thorne to Bridget is the same as Ridge to Bridget, but she didn't mind her mom and Ridge? — Rhonda

Dear Rhonda,
Ridge is also Bridget's half-brother, so it would certainly seem that Bridget should have been as upset over his relationship with her mom as she is over Brooke and Thorne. But I have a few theories of why she's more vocal about the latter. One, Bridget is now old enough to understand the implications of her mother dating her half-brother (How do you explain that one to your temperamental teenage friends?) Bridget spent the first several years of life, 'til about 6 or 7, believing that Ridge was her dad until a second paternity test proved Eric is her true father. She may see Ridge as more of a paternal figure. And don't forget, Bridget's disdain is being fueled b read more

Dear Soaps, On All My Children,...

Dear Soaps,
On All My Children, wasn't Jake married to Emily, that girl who went loony? If I am right, how come they always act as if Jake was never married and they never talk about it? — Elizabell

Dear Elizabell,
You're absolutely right. In 1990, Jake, then known as Joey (and played by Michael Brainard, who went on to play Ted on the late Santa Barbara) fell for Emily Ann Sago. They married at an early age — and against his family's wishes — after Emily Ann was traumatized when she learned that her birth father was pimp Billy Clyde Tuggle and that her natural mother Estelle and her current mom, Donna, had both been hookers. The young married couple almost broke up, but reconciled when Emily Ann learned she was pregnant. Sadly, when Emily Ann lost the baby, it became too much for her, and she was committed to a mental institution. Under the circumstances, is it really so hard to believe that Jake wou read more

Dear Soaps, Could you tell me...

Dear Soaps,
Could you tell me if Billy and Brittany were ever intimate on The Young and the Restless? If they were, I'm thinking that she'll become pregnant by Raul and then blame Billy. What do you think?
— Rcatherine

Dear Rcatherine,
I don't believe Brittany and Billy were ever intimate that way. There's always the possibility that the writers could go down this path. Remember when it was revealed that Cole and Nina had had sex after the fact? But Billy and Mac have plenty of problems with Brittany's jealousy and Jill's dislike of Mac. That particular teen story's been done a lot over the years. But could you imagine Kay ribbing Jill over her becoming a grandmother again? That would be pretty funny. (MJM)

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Dear Soaps, I remember that Alan's...

Dear Soaps,
I remember that Alan's lover/Jason's mother was Susan Moore on General Hospital. When Jason decided to distance himself from the Quartermaines, how did he come up with the last name Morgan?
— Lacy

Dear Lacy,
Morgan is Lila's maiden name and is shared by her niece Chloe Morgan. (MJM)

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Dear Soaps, Is Francesco Quinn,...

Dear Soaps,
Is Francesco Quinn, who plays Tomas del Cerro on Y&R, the son of actor Anthony Quinn? If not his son, is there any relation? There is quite a resemblance between the two and I was just wondering. Would you be kind enough to let me know, please. Thank you. — Enrea

Dear Enrea,
That strong resemblance is no coincidence. Cerro is the oldest child of Iolanda and actor/producer/director Anthony Quinn. The senior Quinn, who has been making films since the 1930s, has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Son Francesco was born in Rome. Francesco has had the opportunity to work with his father on several occasions, among them NBC's The Old Man and the Sea and the PBS special O'Henry's Christmas. Francesco starred as a young Antonio Stradivarius, the legendary violin maker, in Stradivarius Crenonese, where his father played the lead role. (DD)

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Dear Soaps, I'm not sure if this...

Dear Soaps,
I'm not sure if this was mentioned on General Hospital when Felicia was introduced, but who are her parents and what happened to them? I know her grandmother Maria raised her. Thanks. — Cheryl

Dear Cheryl,
Felicia Cummings (Kristina Wagner) was introduced on GH in August 1984, looking for an Aztec heirloom — a ring she thought Frisco Jones had. All we were told about her was that she descended from a line of Aztec princesses and, as you said, was raised by her grandmother Maria in Texas. Perhaps exploring her heritage would be a good future storyline for Felicia! (DD)

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Golden Globe Award winner Russ...

Golden Globe Award winner Russ Tamblyn joins real-life daughter, Amber Tamblyn (Emily) with a guest appearance on General Hospital. The versatile actor plays Dr. Rose, who treats an injured Emily at a local clinic. His performances will run September 15, 18 and 19.

Fans may remember Tamblyn's first appearance on General Hospital during the fifth annual Nurses Ball. Tamblyn appeared in Emily and Edward's (John Ingle) I Don't Need Anything but You number dressed as an ice-cream man. Tamblyn's return to the show will be the first time he and his daughter work dramatically together on television. "I am extremely proud of the work that Amber has done on General Hospital and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her," says Tamblyn in a statement.

Tamblyn has an intensive list of film and television credits. He's starred in the movie versions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, West Side Story and others. Tam read more

As The World Turns: Kitty Lunn...

As The World Turns: Kitty Lunn (ex-Dr. Jill Rosenstein, Loving) joins the cast in the role of Sally, Kim's assistant at WOAK, beginning Aug. 30. At Kim's request, Sally will encourage Andy to attend a support group for people who are disabled. Lunn, who is wheelchair bound due to an accident in 1987, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Infinity Dance Theater, which showcases performance artists with disabilities and non-disabled artist over the age of 40.... Chad Tucker returns in the role of Curtis beginning Aug. 29.... Chuck Wagner (ex-Randall, GH) plays a preacher and Luba Mason his wife who preside over a Las Vegas wedding ceremony starting Sept. 1.

Guiding Light: Philip Anthony will play Diego, a construction worker, beginning Sept 7. Anthony made his lead role daytime debut as Bernado on ABC's The City.... Chris John plays the stalker after Cassie and Ron Matthews steps in as Rourke, read more

E! presents an intimate portrait...

E! presents an intimate portrait of the life of The Bold and the Beautiful star Hunter Tylo (Taylor) in its Celebrity Profile series. Tylo gives a candid peek into her personal life as she discusses on her court battle with television titan Aaron Spelling and how she coped with the devastating diagnosis of eye cancer for her youngest child. The program also explores the strain small screen success put on Hunter's marriage to fellow soap actor Michael Tylo (Sherman Gales, B&B) and how they overcame it. Tylo's Celebrity Profile premieres Sept. 6… If you live near Lenox, MA, and love the sound of a harmonious voice, you're in luck. Ron Raines (Alan, GL) will sing with The Boston Pops at Tanglewood on Aug 28. An accomplished performer, Raines has performed on Broadway and with the New York City Opera. Raines can also be heard singing his favorite tunes on his solo album, Broadway Passion. For information, contact 4 read more

This week on Passions, Ethan makes...

This week on Passions, Ethan makes a shocking confession as Theresa's life hangs in the balance. Ethan learns that a young woman has been injured in a motorcycle accident and takes off to look for Theresa, who was in a distraught emotional state after Ethan told her he doesn't love her in a romantic way. "Ethan's trying to tell Theresa that he's going to marry Gwen and she runs away," says his portrayer, Travis Schuldt. "He overhears Miguel saying that his motorcycle is gone. So Ethan kind of puts two and two together. He comes up on a scene of an accident; a car and a motorcycle that were in a wreck. He ask the bystanders and they say a girl that was actually on the motorcycle was taken to the hospital."

At the hospital, an unconscious Theresa fights for her life. The doctors advise that a testament of love may save her and Ethan admit his feelings, but does he mean what he says? "At first, Ethan's doing it because he wants Theresa to live, he doesn't want her to di read more

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