All My Children
: Rumor has it Rebecca Budig
— & aka Mrs. Bachelor Bob Guiney
— will likely opt to leave her role as the baby-hungry Greenlee Smythe Lavery when her contract expires this summer. While Budig tries her luck in prime-time TV and films, she'll still have her hosting gig on the WE channel's Full Frontal Fashion
to fall back on. Smart gal.
The Bold and the Beautiful
: Last week, you read here that B&B
settled on a name for Antonio Sabato Jr.
's mysterious new Italian stallion
character: Dante di Napoli. Well, "final" decisions were made to be changed, kids. He is now called Dante Damiano. (Much better. I enjoy the alliteration, don't you?) He first airs June 16. For more on Dante's inferno of passion, read Hunter Tylo
's dish in the latest Soaps Q&A
Days of our Lives
: Billy Warlock
) reprises his classic Days
role as Frankie Brady on June 24. Can't wait!
: Matt Marraccini
has been cast in the contract role of Jesse, a new boy who's helped out of a jam by Maxie and her little sister, Georgie. He first airs June 21. Coincidentally, Marraccini played Kirsten Storms
' boyfriend on her short-lived CBS series Clubhouse
. Might they pair up yet again?
: The Amazing Race 7
and Joyce Agu
will make a cameo appearance on June 15. The couple is greeted by Mayor Ross Marler and his wife, Blake, when they pass through Springfield. Cheesy? Sure, but just be grateful it's not Rob
The Young and the Restless
: Look for Lyndsy Fonseca
(ex-Colleen) to costar in the Lifetime thriller cyber seduction: His Secret Life
on June 20. She plays a high-school girl who's distressed by her boyfriend's pervy addiction to Internet porn. Join the club, honey.
If you missed Daniel's juicy Daytime Emmys backstage diary, click here.