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Ever wondered what Timothy Gibbs...

Ever wondered what Timothy Gibbs (Kevin, One Life to Live ) might look like in his birthday suit? Fans will have an opportunity to sneak a peek at his bare assets in an upcoming episode of HBO's Sex and the City . According to the New York Post, Gibbs is the detective who investigates when sex scriptor Carrie Bradshaw ( Sarah Jessica Parker ) is mugged for her pricey heels. Gibbs shows off a glimpse of his bare rump when he winds up in bed with one of the show's four leading ladies — which one is still a mystery. Gibbs seems unfazed by his public display of intimate skin. He onced bared his bottom on an Italian soap opera back in the early '90s. "I think it's in better shape now," says Gibbs.… Rob Estes (ex-Kyle, Melrose Place) travels from the West Coast to the Eastern shore to make several guest appearances on the NBC hit drama Providence. Estes will play John Hemming, a physical therapist who turns to read more

This week on General Hospital...

This week on General Hospital Jax (Ingo Rademacher) experiences more than fond memories of Brenda, a role originated by Vanessa Marcil. Just as Jax seems content to find happiness with Chloe, he spots someone who looks a lot like Brenda in the villa garden. This brief glimpse leads Jax to believe that his beloved Brenda may still be alive.

It's been almost two years since Jax watched in horror as Brenda's mentally unstable mother made Brenda swerve the car off that cliff. Could the shadowy figure Jax sees around every corner be a prelude to Marcil (who most recently played Gina on Beverly Hills 90210) returning to daytime?

Fans have clamored for Marcil's return to the breakout role that rocketed her to stardom. The fact that Brenda's body was never found has always left the doors open for her return, and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Marcil could be reunited with Maurice Benard (Sonny), a romantic link that would create some ma read more

He's baaack! Soap hunk Steve Burton...

He's baaack! Soap hunk Steve Burton (ex-Harris Michaels, Days of Our Lives) will be steaming up Port Charles this summer with the return of his character Jason Morgan. "General Hospital is like a family to me, so it will be nice to spend time back home," Burton said in a statement. What will this mean for Carly and Sonny's turbulent romance? Only time will tell. Burton joined the cast of GH in 1990 as Jason Quartermaine and later evolved into the brooding Jason Morgan. Since taking time off from the soap world last year, Burton has been filming the upcoming TV series Semper Fi. Look for the sparks to fly starting Aug. 25. read more

Soap alum Hunt Block (ex-Guy Donohue,...

Soap alum Hunt Block (ex-Guy Donohue, All My Children; ex-Ben Warren, Guiding Light; ex-Peter Hollister, Knots Landing) returns to daytime this month as Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns. Block, in this contracted role, will portray Montgomery as he returns to make amends with his son Bryant (Todd Rotondi) and crosses paths with Carly (Maura West). Block reprises the role originated by Popular's Scott Bryce and will arrive in Oakdale on July 19. read more

STAGE AND SCREEN: Catherine Hickland...

STAGE AND SCREEN: Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL) returns to QVC on July 18 with her popular line of skin-care products.... Grant Show (ex-Jake Hanson, Melrose; ex-Rick Hyde, Ryan's Hope) and Eva LaRue (ex-Dr. Maria Santos-Grey, AMC; ex-Margot Collins, Santa Barbara) will star in the upcoming ABC thriller Ice. The soap vets play two of the last people on Earth in this made-for-TV movie airing July 22.... Days's Peggy McCay has been cast to play James Dean's grandmother in the upcoming TNT telepic James Dean: An Invented Life.... Daniel Hugh Kelly (ex-Travis Montgomery, AMC) has been cast as President John F. Kennedy in NBC's upcoming miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot. read more

In other GH news, Ingo Rademacher...

In other GH news, Ingo Rademacher will make the move to prime time next fall in the upcoming NBC series Titans. Rademacher will play David O'Connor in the Aaron Spelling drama about a wealthy Beverly Hills family. Rademacher will be joined by fellow soap vets Yasmine Bleeth (ex-Lee Ann Demerest Buchanan, One Life to Live; ex-Ryan Fenelli, Ryan's Hope), Perry King (ex-Hayley Armstrong, Melrose Place) and Victoria Prinicpal (ex-Pamela Jean Barnes Haynes Ewing, Dallas). read more

AMC: Eden Riegel has been cast...

AMC: Eden Riegel has been cast as the new Bianca Montgomery, Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) anorexia-stricken daughter. Riegel was in the movie American Pie and has had stints on Guiding Light and ATWT.

ATWT: Don Chastain (ex-T.J. Reno, Another World; ex-Dr. Tom Baldwin, GH) returns to the soap in the recurring role of Cooley who will bring dander to Simon and Lily. Chastain played a character named Logan Andrews in 1987.

Days of Our Lives: We'll finally catch a glimpse of the troubled Mimi's family when Robin Riker joins the cast as Mimi's mother, Maureen Lockhart, and Austin Wolff arrives as her brother Conner on July 11. Ian Patrick Williams, who played Dr. Brock in 1997, will appear as Mimi's father, David, starting July 21.

Guiding Light: Soap vet Michael Sabatino (ex-Peter, ATWT; ex-Phillip, Sunset Beach; ex-Dr. Jonathan Kinder, AMC; ex-An read more

Dear Soaps, I seem to remember...

Dear Soaps,

I seem to remember a story on Days of Our Lives quite a few years ago where someone raped Sami. Am I nuts, or did this happen?
— Sean

Dear Sean,
You're not nuts; Alan Harris raped Sami in 1994. She retaliated by shooting him in the groin.

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Dear Soaps, When did the daytime-soap...

Dear Soaps,

When did the daytime-soap version of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing air, and why was it canceled?
— Elena

Dear Elena,
LIAMST, which was created by Irna Phillips, ran from Sept. 18, 1967 to March 23, 1973. The cast featured such future soap stars as Constance Towers, Beverlee McKinsey, Leslie Charleson and Leon Russom. Christopher Schemering's incredible Soap Opera Encyclopedia reports that the show wasn't canceled due to low ratings; instead, Schemering says the show was dropped due to mismanagement. Sound familiar?

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Dear Soaps, Is Kim Zimmer the...

Dear Soaps,

Is Kim Zimmer the only actress ever to play Reva Shayne?
— Willie

Dear Willie,
Yes, yes, yes! Zimmer originated the role in 1983 and has played Reva on and off ever since.

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