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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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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, 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, Please tell me who...

Dear Soaps,
Please tell me who One Life to Live's Max Holden has been married to and his children's names. I'm pretty sure he has one boy with Gabrielle and then he has a set of twins (a boy and a girl I think), but I can't remember whom they were with, or how their mother passed away? Thank you. — RF

Dear RF,
Your assumptions are correct. Currently Max is married to Blair. In the past, Max was married to Luna Moody and Gabrielle Medina, and he almost married Tina Roberts, Todd and Viki's sister — but when she called him by former husband Cord Roberts' name during the ceremony, Max put a halt to the wedding. Years before Max and Gabrielle married, she had their son, Al Holden. Twins Frankie and Leslie Holden are Max's kids with his beloved late wife, Luna Moody. Soon after their birth, Luna was killed by a member of a Llanview gang. Max could be singing the praises of fatherhood again if Blair has her way. She currently cl read more

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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Mary K. Wells, former daytime...

Mary K. Wells, former daytime actress and Emmy Award winning writer for All My Children, died last week from a colon infection. Wells was 79.

Wells, a Nebraska native, expressed her interest in acting at an early age. She moved to Hollywood in her early twenties and landed small roles in several films, but would soon discover her true calling in the world of daytime. Wells began her soap career as a featured performer the NBC anthology serial, Modern Romances, which brought stories from the magazine of the same name alive on the small screen. She played several soap roles including Ellie Crown on Love of Life (1955-56), Louise Cole on As the World Turns (1956) and Nola Hollister on The Secret Storm (1971). Wells is best remembered as upper-class suburban housewife Louise Grimsley Capice on Edge of Night, a role she assumed in 1961 and played until 1970.

After a 20-year career portraying soap characters, Wells decided to mak read more

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

The newest crop of daytime performers...

The newest crop of daytime performers is coming from a most unusual source — reality based programming. Taking advantage of breakout stars from shows like CBS's megahit Survivor and others, daytime is giving these overnight sensations a chance to bring their natural spark to the soap canvas.

Mark Paredes is joining the Days cast in the role of Vito, an Italian chef. Casting director Fran Bascom called in Paredes after learning the former U.S. diplomat has a flair with languages-he speaks seven. Paredes had coincidentally just appeared as a contestant on the Fox game show Greed. Paredes will be whipping up exotic dishes at Moroni's restaurant in Italy, where he'll no doubt spice things up for Brandon and Sami. Paredes has some acting credentials to back up his newest role. He's been a soccer commentator in Mexico, a DJ in Italy, and a tour guide at Disney World. Survivor castaway Sean Kenniff will also grace the daytime scr read more

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