All My Kids has finally figured out how they are going to write off the popular character of Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig). Remember when I teased you with this blind item?
The upcoming exit of a popular soap character and the actress who plays her could result in a.) the character's iconic former love returning to escort her off the canvas. b.) the character being presumed dead in a very deja vu manner or c.) the character being killed off for real.
Well, it appears they're going with option b. TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting that AMC may have Greenlee die by falling off the very same cliff her one and only love Leo Dupres (Josh Duhamel) fell from all those years ago. Somebody has got to tell these soap divas to stay away from cliffs.
Luke has already begun the mourning process and as most fans already know, Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, All My Children) is heading out of Pine Valley. The actress confirmed the news herself in an interview with SOAPnet.com.
"It's true," Rebecca said with a little bit of sadness. "I'll be leaving 'All My Children." When asked why, Rebecca explained, "Well, my life is in California (where she relocated after leaving "AMC" in '06). I had hoped it would be a lot easier than it was to live bi-coastally. But it's really tough -- our (she and husband Bob Guiney) life is enmeshed there. We put down roots there."
For the full interview, check out SOAPnet.com. Budig is said to be leaving AMC in the early Spring of next year.
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I would be willing to bet that the most terrible words for daytime executives is "lapsed viewer." One might think that "cancellation" would be at the top of that list, but when a show goes off the air it is essentially a period at the end of sentence with everyone eventually moving on to something else. One also might think "lost viewers" might rank high, but the top brass is keenly aware that the television world has changed; viewers who have exited stage right have either different things to do or are far more selective with their viewing choices, two things that often go hand in hand.
As it turns out, the "lapsed viewer" is the elusive "independent" or "undecided" voters of the daytime world. Not unlike presidential hopefuls, network executives, producers and head writers stumble all over themselves to reel these people in to a new show or back into the fold of an old one. Their efforts vary from sincere to misguided to empty lip service depending on their audience or agenda. READ MORE
On October 11, 2008, Band from TV will be making their East Coast debut at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT.
What makes this newsworthy for DC is that Luke's all time favorite daytime actress will be joining them on stage. Rebecca Budig will be joining her husband, former Bachelor Bob Guiney, onstage for the gig. They will be joining band leader Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Jesse Spencer (House) and James Denton (Desperate Housewives). Also featuring special guest Adrian Pasdar (Heroes).
Check out the MySpace message and Band from TV on American Idol after the jump! READ MORE