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.
Guiding Light fans on the West Coast will now have a chance to say "So Long Springfield" when the event makes a stop in Las Vegas. The hot Nevada destination will mark the third city on the tour that plays host to popular GL stars, following Pittsburgh and Atlanta. Appearances by twelve stars are scheduled for Saturday, December 5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for an afternoon and evening session. More details 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!
The first in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th.
These final weeks of Guiding Light have been pure torture to watch. I don't mean "the new production model" (a phrase I never hope to hear again in my lifetime) or Bonnie Dennison's (Daisy) futile attempts to remember her lines. No, what has been extraordinarily difficult for me as a viewer — who vividly remembers when Roger (Michael Zaslow) kidnapped Holly (Maureen Garrett) in the Caribbean and Ed (then Mart Hulswit) threw him off a cliff — is watching the series' stories come to their inevitable conclusions. READ MORE
Didn't have time to watch the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live? Check out the acceptance speeches for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress, Outstanding Younger Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Outstanding Directing Team and the salute to Guiding Light after the jump.
Of course the most sought after clip will be of Brad Bell's unaired acceptance speech, cut off by The CW unceremoniously in interest of time. READ MORE