It's about that time soap opera fans. Victoria Rowell's long-awaited premiere novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva will hit bookstores on May 4 (you can pre-order the tome at Amazon.com), that's less than two months away! Judging from the saucy synopsis of the book, featured on the official Simon and Schuster website, we're in for one soaptacular ride!
Calysta Jeffries is the hottest black actress in daytime and the diva of the soap opera world, known for her role as Ruby Stargazer on television’s most popular soap opera, "The Rich and the Ruthless."
After fifteen years, three returns from the dead, two failed pregnancies, one alien abduction, and overcoming retrograde amnesia, Calysta still hasn’t managed to snag the biggest award in daytime drama: the Sudsy. Now is supposed to be her moment. But Calysta’s onscreen/offscreen rival Emmy Abernathy wins the award for the fourth time. The drama begins when journalist Mitch Morelli asks Calysta for a quote after the award show and her true feelings for her costar slip out.
Ripped from the headlines of Soap Opera Digest and straight off of the television screen, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva will give readers plenty to talk about as they try to guess where the real world ends and Rowell’s imagination begins.
I cannot wait! Check out the hilarious video below where the former The Young and the Restless star and her alter ego Calysta Jeffries aka Ruby Stargazer dish the life of a soap opera diva!
Is former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell about to be diagnosing some ghostly murders? Rowell— who gltized up Genoa City as Drucilla Barber Winters for the better part of two decades on Y&R, in addition to starring for eight seasons on the hit, primetime series Diagnosis Murder— is returning to her old CBS primetime stomping grounds tonight.
The actress is guest starring on an episode of The Ghost Whisperer, opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt. Never one who likes to wait and see, I contacted the multitasking star (her first novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva is on presale at Amazon.com) to get the skinny!
'It's art imitating art," Rowell teases. "Remember the fabulous actress who played Devon's social worker on The Young and the Restless? Well I'm basically playing that role on Ghost Whisperer tonight! Watch and see!"
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to see Rowell back on the screen tonight where she belongs! Check your local listings, but before you do that, take a look at the sneak peek below, courtesy of CBS Digital:
Check out this FIERCE pic of ultimate daytime drama queen Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla, The Young and the Restless)! The photo, by famed celebrity photographer Derek Blanks, is inspired by Rowell's upcoming novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, on sale May 4, 2010. The scene has Rowell posing as not one, not two, but three characters from her sure-to-be dishy tome. Check out those dancer's gams! To pre-order your copy of Victoria's Secrets go to Amazon.com. For more of Blanks' amazing work click here.
Popular urban blog DimeWars.com has posted a clip of Wendy Williams discussing those Victoria Rowell to The Real Housewives of Atlanta rumors. From the looks of the clip (after the jump) , Ms. Williams would we be down for seeing the soap opera diva mixing it up with the housewives! Williams did try to diss Rowell's Emmy Awards Obama dress though. Don't hate Wendy, don't hate! READ MORE
Oh my damn, oh my damn! Remember our 300th episode of Daytime Confidential's podcast, where former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) informed us that Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) had improvised a "spit take", drenching her scene partner? Well, we received a tip, that Kenny over at Daytime Royalty found it, and the DR board posters weren't sure if it was the scene or not. Yep, I can confirm it is the infamous clip! Now I searched for this clip high and low following our blockbuster interview with Rowell, with no luck. Mad props to Kenny for digging it up! Y'all better look fast though, 'cause five will get you ten, Sony will yank this puppy soon! Now more than ever I cannot wait to read Rowell's upcoming novel Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva when it drops in March! Have y'all pre-ordered your copy yet? Clip courtesy of TheYRFanO9. See You Tube video after the jump. READ MORE