Question: Has there been any word on whether or not Soapnet will buy the rights to air Santa Barbara? — Tanya

Ausiello: I pester them about this at least once a month, and every time I get the same icy response: "No, sorry." Rumor has it the show's hit-rich soundtrack is rendering the whole thing cost-prohibitive for the fledgling suds network. I'm thisclose to buying the whole damn library myself and hosting a Santa Barbara Festival in New York City's Bryant Park this summer.