Celine Dion by Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com
And you thought the 1994 tornado was bad. This just in from ABC:"Grammy Award-winning superstar Celine Dion will be a guest star on All My Children on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The announcement was made today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. 'Celine Dion represents another of today's top recording artists who are tapping into ABC's prime ratings position and garnering a presence with our daytime audience. This is the perfect blend of the power of music coupled with dramatic storytelling and enhancing the visibility of our brand across multi-platforms,' said Mr. Frons. "Ms. Dion will appear as a featured guest on Erica Kanes (Susan Lucci) talk show, 'New Beginnings,' and in addition will sing the title track from her new CD, Taking Chances."
Natalia Livingston and Tyler Christopher by Ron Tom/ABC
As the World Turns: And Baby Makes Five Paul (Roger Howarth) and Rosanna (Cady McClain) get hitched, but Paul may have impregnated Craig's gal Meg. Naturally, somebody will mess with the paternity test. Holden and Lily head for divorce court. Nutty moms Barbara and Iris team up for villainy. General Hospital: Murder at the Ball Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) throws a black-and-white ball climaxing in the death of a top character. The story rewinds 11 hours, then each episode moves forward one hour à la 24 to reveal what really happened. Who's going bye-bye? There's much buzz that it's Nik's ex-wife Emily (Emmy winner Natalia Livingston), but ABC is strictly mum. One Life to Live: What a Drag Baby snatcher Marcie (Kathy Brier) evades the law via an offbeat underground railroad that finds her performing with drag queens in Georgia and getting help from a Katrina family in New Orleans. Plus, Tuc Watkins, briefly sprung from his gay-neighbor gig on Desperate Housewives, ...
Nazanin Boniadi and Jason Thompson in GH: Night Shift by Adam Larkey/SOAPnet
New View cohost Sherri Shepherd has joined the lineup for the 12th-annual ABC Super Soap Weekend, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Disney-MGM Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The complete list of talent includes these stars from your fave ABC shows: All My ChildrenSusan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, David Canary, Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Thorsten Kaye, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Aiden Turner and Jacob YoungGeneral HospitalBradford Anderson, Julie Berman, Tyler Christopher, Josh Duhon, Sonya Eddy, Rebecca Herbst, Kimberly McCullough, Kelly Monaco and Laura WrightGeneral Hospital: Night ShiftNazanin Boniadi, Dominic Rains, and Kent King will join GH regulars Thompson, McCullough, Anderson, and EddyOne Life to LiveKristen Alderson, Kathy Brier, Brandon Buddy, Kamar de los Reyes, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Easton, Forbes March, Erika Slezak, Trevor St. John, Tika Sumpter and Bree Williamson
Here's something you don't know about Cameron Mathison: The Canadian-born soap star was diagnosed with a degenerative hip condition (called Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease) at the age of 2. He spent six months in the hospital and the next three and a half years in steel-framed leg braces and crutches. And now, at age 38, he's on Dancing with the Stars.
"I think I'm ready," says Mathison, who has played Ryan Lavery on ABC's All My Children since 1998. "I think I'm in decent shape. But my hips are very tight. And my hamstrings. Between the traveling and juggling two jobs, I know that this is really going to kick my rear end."
It's certainly going to be a challenging schedule: Mathison will be spending three days every week in New York taping the soap (and rehearsing
Kassie DePaiva by Yolanda Perez/ABC
One Life to Live star Kassie DePaiva (Blair) is letting her 10-year-old son James Quentin aka JQ do a guest stint on All My Children. "But I'm not pimping out my child here!" she assures us with a laugh. "There were just too many positives about this to say no."JQ, who was born deaf, can hear with the aid of cochlear implants. The three-day role (airing Sept. 20, 21 and 24) ties into a plot that has Kendall (Alicia Minshew) devastated because her little son Spike has lost his hearing in an accident. "Kendall has a conversation with Jason [JQ] backstage at Erica Kane's talk show and thinks he's just an average kid," reports DePaiva. "Later she's shocked to find out hes deaf." Mom can't tout the implants highly enough: "Without them, JQ wouldn't be able to hear a bomb go off. With them, he's just a regular kid having a wonderful life. It's miraculous." Reporting by Michael Logan
Bree Williamson by Steve Fenn/ABC
One Life to Live's Bree Williamson (Jessica) is ready to walk the planks, having scored the role of Corie in a production of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, to run Aug. 23 through Sept. 23 at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island, TheaterMania reports.A few other soap-star sightings to keep an eye out for: Florencia Lozano (ex-Téa, OLTL) plays an affluent Manhattan mom in the CW's Gossip Girl (premiering Sept. 19).... Another Llanviewer, Trevor St. John, plays pop to Six Feet Under's Peter Krause in flashbacks in the pilot for ABC's Dirty Sexy Money (airing Sept. 26).... All My Children's Jeff Branson (Jonathan) makes a fleeting (yet hysterical) appearance in the indie film Delirious (now in theaters).
Laura Allen with Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, The 4400
USA Network's The 4400 tugs at the heartstrings this Sunday at 9 pm/ET when it stages a most unlikely reunion between the recently returned Richard and his late wife, Lily (who, in the guise of Tippi Hedren, died from old age at the start of Season 2). How can this be? It's The 4400! Still, TVGuide.com invited Laura Allen to shed more light on the emotional get-together, as well as tease the new-and-improved second season of FX's Dirt.
TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you got the call to swing by The 4400 again?Laura Allen: I heard about it this spring when I was in New York. I always thought there would be an opportunity to go back there, becaus
Alicia Minshew and Thorsten Kaye by Donna Svennevik/ABC
All My Children will cast deaf actors and actresses as part of its story concerning Kendall (Alicia Minshew) and her son Spike, who suffered extensive hearing loss in a car accident, as was announced Monday by ABC Daytime president Brian Frons. First up is Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor who will play Walter Novak on the Aug. 15 episode. "This story line gives us the opportunity to explore the emotional challenges and real-life decisions facing the parents of a child who has been permanently injured," says Frons in a statement. "We will go on a heart-wrenching journey with our characters as they learn about the medical options and obstacles facing their child."One Life to Live's Kassie DePaiva, whose son JQ was born profoundly deaf and at age 18 months received his first cochlear implant, has been consulting AMC, and JQ himself (now age 10) will appear as a guest on Erica Kane's "New Beginnings" talk show in the Sept. 20, 21 and 24 episodes.
Age of Love host Mark Consuelos
Does age matter? That's ostensibly the question at the heart of Age of Love, NBC's new dating series premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET. Hosted by former daytime star Mark Consuelos, the reality show takes 30-year-old Aussie tennis hunk Mark Philippoussis and sends him a-courting with women from two very separate age groups: the "kittens" (aka gals in their twenties) and the "cougars" (ages 38 to 48). TVGuide.com asked Consuelos, the man who gets to call Kelly Ripa his wife, for a look at the semicontroversial program.
TVGuide.com: The last we "spoke," it was you crashing my Q&A with Kelly, tryi
Chandra Wilson cohosts SOAPnet... Live from the Daytime Emmys.
She's not just blowing smoke. Unlike certain self-proclaimed soap nuts who don't really watch soaps (hi, Rosie), Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson takes in four hours a day: All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. And she's taking that passion to the red carpet. Wilson and former OLTL stud Ty Treadway will cohost the two-hour