Rue McClanahan, best known as Golden Girls' man-hungry Southern debutante Blanche Devereaux and Maude's scatterbrained Vivian Harmon, has died. She was 76.
McClanahan suffered a massive stroke and died at ...
From the Los Angeles Times:"Beverlee McKinsey died May 2nd, 2008, in Los Angeles from complications due to a kidney transplant. She was 72 years old. Ms. McKinsey was an actor best known for roles in daytime television. She created the character Iris Carrington on NBC's Another World, and played the part from 1970-1979. She also created the role of Alexandra Spaulding on CBS' Guiding Light, and performed it from 1984-1992. In 1980, NBC developed the program Texas to capitalize on the popularity of her character, Iris Carrington; and Ms. McKinsey was the first and only performer in the history of daytime drama to receive star billing. "In 1998, the editors of Soap Opera Magazine voted her the best actor in the history of daytime television. TV Guide's Michael Logan wrote of her in 1992, 'For my money, Beverlee McKinsey is the greatest actress ever to grace daytime drama.'"GuidingLight.net will feature a vintage "Alexandra" clip in the coming weeks as a tribute to McKinsey.
Prison Break may have killed off half of its cast members last season, but that just means more room for new interesting characters in upcoming episodes.According to Prison Breaks star Wentworth Miller, Another Worlds Jodi Lyn OKeefe will join the cast as a mysterious woman named Susan B who interacts with Dominic Purcells character. The two of them apparently have a great amount of chemistry on camera, Miller says.Inside the Panama prison where Michael Scofield (Miller) is incarcerated, The Wires Robert Wisdom will join the cast as Panamanian drug lord Luchero. British import Chris Vance will play an inmate named Whistler, a guy who might have something to do with the conspiracy that got Michael into this mess. And for once Michael will not be the man with the plan. Michael has always been the smartest guy in the room, but now its about improvisation and thinking on his feet, Miller says. It raises the stakes for him...
And now for today's classiest Soaps News item: Heidi Fleiss (aka the infamous "Hollywood Madam") has tapped a former soap actor to join the stable of studs at her new all-male brothel in Pahrump, Nev. Per GlitteratiGossip.com, the services of Les Brandt — who played bad boy Rafael Santiero on Another World from 1995 to '96 — are available to female clients for just $250 an hour. "I love to love women," the website quotes Brandt as saying. "I always have. I've loved women for free so far, so why not get paid to do something that I really enjoy and am good at?"
OK, maybe I'm demented, but I wonder if Les would be willing to make love to Crystal Gayle
theme song, upon soap fans' request. "When I'm with you, you take me awaaay
to Another World
Carly Schroeder got her first big break when she was spotted in a Shake 'N Bake commercial by Kin Shriner and subsequently went on to play the soap vet's angelic TV daughter, Serena, for six years on the General Hospital spin-off, Port Charles. Schroeder has also shared girl time with Hilary Duff in The Lizzie McGuire Movie and "lisp-synched" Cindy Brady in the TV-movie Growing Up Brady. Now, the 15-year-old lovely is playing Harrison Ford's spunky daughter in the hostage thriller Firewall (in theaters today). Here's what Schroeder had to tell TVGuide.com about leaving soaps to cross Hollywood's velvet ropes.
TVGuide.com: Firewall was your first big Tinseltown movie premiere, right?Carly Schroeder: Yes! Jessica Mc