Fans came out in droves to the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh this weekend for the So Long Springfield event, saluting 72 years of The Guiding Light. Since the event was sold out, it was clear that it would be crowded, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the amount of people who turned out to say goodbye to something that they hold so close to their hearts. READ MORE
Seems like the gang over at Venice are playing a game of Red Rover. Soap Opera Digest is reporting Jeff Branson is out as Owen in Venice and now Days of our Lives screen gem Galen Gering has been tapped to take over the role. A few months ago, Daniel Cosgrove was slated to play the role in Crystal Chappell's web series, but had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict, resulting in Branson taking on the role.
Wow, look what happens when you read the newspaper. Six stars from Guiding Light will make appearances at Panera stores around the Pittsburgh area to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, October 1...that's tomorrow soap fans! Catch KDKA's Pittsburgh Live, then hit the road with your best suds buds. More information after the jump. READ MORE
I have some bad news. Danny C is unavailable to work in October. Busy actor! He sends love and regards to Venice. And promises to jump aboard next season!
Fear not fans! Chappell snagged another former co-star from Guiding Light, Jeff Branson! Says Chappell,
We have Jeff Branson! And I cant tell you how happy that beauty, Emmy winner is with us.! Jeff's a friend!
If you can't make it to Pittsburgh, then head on down to the next stop, Atlanta. An afternoon and evening event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7. The website has important information, so click HERE to get the scoop before you make your plans. Don't miss out on your chance to say so long to Springfield!
We're very excited to have the lovely and talented Gina Tognoni join Venice. She'll play Owen's love interest, Sami. Sending Gina T. love!
Tognoni and Daniel Cosgrove (Owen; Venice) as love interests? Hmm, this could be very interesting....