Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Young and the Restless) will serve as host and producer of the 2006 ALMA Awards, which air June 5 on ABC. The awardsfest celebrates Latino artistic achievement in TV, film and music, as well as positive Latino images in Hollywood. FYI, the muy caliente nominees for outstanding performance in a daytime drama are All My Children's Eva La Rue (ex-Maria) and One Life to Live's Kamar de Los Reyes (Antonio) and Melissa Gallo (Adriana). "I'm glad my performances on AMC before I left still fall within the eligibility period," La Rue enthuses. "This is such an honor."
Finola Hughes, General Hospital and Renée Elise Goldsberry, One Life to Live
"Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" Tornado season arrives during May sweeps on ABC's One Life to Live, and Llanviewers will literally be swept off their feet.
"There's a tornado happening after Michael and Marcie's wedding," Renée Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline) tells TVGuide.com. "I am going to go blind. But you know what? Somehow I plan to have hair that looks good windblown. The blind thing will be realistic, but my hair is always gonna be too good to be true. It's a soap! You have to keep it glamorous."
The divine Ms. Goldsberry — who is a Daytime Emmy contender for Outstanding Supporting Actress — says she snagged her nomination by submitting tape of Vangie's breakup with supercop John McBain (Michael Easton). But will Vangie ever find a man to call her own? Hey, she may soon get two! OLTL executive producer Frank Valentini hints to TVGuide.com that she'll be torn between Todd (Trevor
This week TVGuide.com reported that Guiding Light is killing off Ross Marler, who has been MIA in Springfield since Jerry ver Dorn jumped to One Life to Live last fall. This classic character's off-screen death is a downer indeed, but there is an upside: Liz Keifer — who plays Ross' redheaded wife, Blake — gets sprung from story-line limbo.
"This opens the door for Blake to be a free agent again," Keifer tells TVGuide.com. "She has been paired with Ross for 14 years. We've been known as 'Bloss' for a long time! Jerry and I had so much fun playing together. He's such a professional; I learned so much from him. Of course I'm sad that's over, but I prefer confronting the loss of Ross than continuing to pretend he's still here and everything's fine."
The best part of soap widowhood? "I've never had a story that was about me
Jerry ver Dorn, One Life to Live, and Kim Johnston Ulrich, Passions
Last September Jerry ver Dorn left his signature soap role as politician Ross Marler on CBS' Guiding Light to step in as the new Clint Buchanan at ABC's One Life to Live. Since the move was abrupt, GL covered for Ross' absence by explaining that he'd gone off to Washington, D.C. Next week viewers will get the sad news that Ross has died in an off-screen plane crash. TVGuide.com asked GL's longest-running cast member how he feels about his character's grim exit.
TVGuide.com: How has the news of Ross' death hit you?
Jerry ver Dorn: I feel kind of bad about it because I invested 26 years, but there's no way the show could have given me resolution to the character. Even if they wanted to, there's no way I could've gotten out because Guiding Light took me off contract, and two days later I was on contract with One Life to Live. It's sad.
TVGuide.com: It sounded like GL hoped to retain seve
All My Children is SORASing some Pine Valley kids.... As the World Turns is seeking new actors for two key roles.... General Hospital is seeking a young hottie to play Lulu's (Julie Marie Berman) love interest.... One Life to Live has cast Dorian Lord's new assistant.... Young and the Restless stars Shemar Moore (Malcolm) and Victoria Rowell (Dru) will be honored at the NAACP Image Awards tonight at 8 pm/ET on Fox.... Not only is Lisa Rinna fixing to cohost Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars, the Soap Talk sasspot will be Access Hollywood's
One Life to Live has cast Brandon Victor Dixon as Daryl, Dorian Lord's (Robin Strasser) new assistant at Craze magazine. The actor, who first airs March 13, will be doing double duty as Harpo in Broadway's The Color Purple. Incidentally, Daytime Emmy nominee Renee Goldsberry (Evangeline) was part of that same production's original cast, in which she played Nettie.
Forbes March and John-Paul Lavoisier, One Life to Live
One Life to Live lady doc Paige Miller (Alexandra Neil) recently revealed that she had a son with the evil Dr. Spencer Truman (Paul Satterfield) during their rocky marriage. Now Paige — who gave up the baby for adoption without telling Spencer of his existence — wants to locate him. And since this a soap, it will turn out that Paige's grown offspring is a Llanview lad she already knows!
In the Feb. 27 episode, the mystery of the boy's identity will be "narrowed down to three guys," OLTL head writer Dena Higley tells TVGuide.com. "Paige looks at some information in a folder. Then she looks up and sees three guys walk through the frame in slow motion and gasps, 'There's my son!' So it's like one of those reality shows. We'll leave that up in the air for a while and drop hints."
FYI, the trio of candidates are Rex Balsom (John-Paul Lavoisier), Nash Brennan (Forbes March
Anthony Geary, General Hospital
It's easy to grouse about the annual Daytime Emmy nominations: "One Life to Live's Robin Strasser was robbed! Why is Passions treated like the stepchild of soaps? And who voted for that so-so star(let)?" But nobody could object to the outstanding-lead-actor nod for General Hospital's talented Anthony Geary. In this exclusive interview, TVGuide.com asks the most recognizable man in daytime TV about Emmy, the return of Holly and Robert Scorpio, and those endless Genie Francis rumors.
TVGuide.com: Congrats on your eighth Emmy nom! You've won four times. Are you still surprised at this point?
Anthony Geary: Thank you. I'm always surprised.
TVGuide.com: What did you submit for your prenomination reel?
Geary: I used the
Renee Elise Goldsberry, One Life to Live and Tracey E. Bregman, Young and the Restless
All of soapdom was buzzing on Wednesday when the Daytime Emmy nominations were announced. Here's how your sudsy faves reacted to all the big news....
First-time nominee Renee Goldsberry (Evangeline) had a mixed reaction to being One Life to Live's lone acting anointee. "It's bittersweet because I saw some great work on my show last year," the supporting-actress contender told TVGuide.com. "I don't want to single anybody out, but I can't help it: Bree [Williamson, Jess/Tess], I thought was absolutely wonderful, [as were] John-Paul [Lavoisier, Rex], Robin Strasser (Dorian)... I also thought that Tari [Signor, Margaret], who was [pre]nominated in [my] category, was really, really great. Michael Easton (John) should get a little shout-out as well, because you're only as good as your partner."
"It was shocking that I was even nominated," said
Three cheers for three more years! Soap star Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio) tells TVGuide.com that that's how long he has agreed to stay at One Life to Live. For fresh dish on Kamar's life in Llanview, read our exclusive Soaps Q&A.