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 had finally 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.
Dean Cain is trading in his red cape for a blue cap in CBS's new diamond-set drama, Clubhouse (debuting Sept. 26). The 38-year-old former Superman plays a local baseball star who befriends the team's impressionable batboy (played by Peter Pan's Jeremy Sumpter). But Cain, a former football pro, admits that playing an athlete isn't much of a stretch. "I don't have to do anything special but draw on my own experiences," he says. "I know these guys. I know the lifestyle."
TV Guide Online: Are you basing your character on anyone specific?Dean Cain: I'm taking a little bit from everybody — from people I knew in the NFL and NBA. But some of these guys' lives are just not that interesting. But there are situations that they can find themselves in that are interesting.
TVGO: Is the team on the show supposed to be the Yankees?Cain: The team is similar to the Yankees. But the field is set in Brooklyn, so it really isn't