As the World Turns
One daytime soap alum recently appeared in a project which scored boffo ratings for Lifetime, while a vehicle featuring a few other soapers—one being the genre's biggest star ever—didn't do so hot for the cabler.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, starring Tania Raymonde and As The World Turn's grad Jesse Lee Soffer, was watched by 3.1 million people on Saturday night. The ripped-from-the-headlines confection of lurid sex and bloody murder now ranks as the No. 2 original cable move of the year, following Lifetime's equally-tabloid-inspired, Prosecuting Casey Anthony. READ MORE
There must have been something in the water in Oakdale, Illinois. The fictional burg from CBS Daytime's defunct sudser As The World Turns proved quite the training ground for future film starlets like Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan and Parker Posey.
Now a new generation of ATWT grads are taking Hollywood by storm, including Vampire Diaries hunk Zach Roerig and one of pilot season's most in demand actors for the past few cycles, Jesse Lee Soffer.
A month doesn't go by without an item about Soffer being written up on Deadline or The Hollywood Reporter's website. With impressive acting chops and a chiseled, slightly-freckled, alabaster body to go along for the ride, Soffer has booked steady work since vacating the role of Will Munson on the CBS Daytime soap.
Most recently, he's been getting ink and/or HTML code due to his turn as murder victim Travis Alexander in Lifetime's upcoming Jodi Arias biopic, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret. In the flick, premiering Saturday at 8 EST, Soffer stars opposite LOST's Tania Raymonde.
Guiding Light fan favorite Grant Aleksander is heading back to soaps. Aleksander has landed a role on the upcoming web dramedy Tainted Dreams, as Adam Clark, the executive producer of the fictional series, Painted Dreams. Sonia Blangiardo, the mastermind behind Tainted Dreams and supervising producer of the online version of All My Children said in a released statement,
In a bit of art imitating life, Grant has been focusing behind the scenes honing his directing skills, and we are thrilled he has agreed to step back in front of the camera to play the executive producer of Tainted Dreams fictionalized soap 'Painted Dreams'. READ MORE
A sexy newcomer is headed to Llanview, Pennsylvania, one who looks an awful lot like a former resident of Oakdale, Illinois — by way of Malta. Check out the first snapshot above of popular As The World Turns alum Paolo Seganti as One Life to Live's art enthusiast Arturo Bandini. READ MORE
Haves and Have Nots' John Schneider: "This is a Show About People Who Think They Have Life by The Balls"By Jillian Bowe on May 28, 2013
Bo Duke has left the building! Dukes of Hazzard alum John Schneider’s latest role, in Tyler Perry’s highly-anticipated soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots, will definitely make viewers of the 80’s series do a double take.
I'm usually cast as the guy who lives on a dirt road — the one who'll be there to sandbag your house when you need help. That ain't Cryer. READ MORE
Get ready to see some familiar faces return to daytime, er, "anytime" this summer. The Online Network announced former Guiding Light star Ron Raines, along with As The World Turns’ Paolo Seganti and Marnie Schulenburg are joining One Life to Live.
Raines will play Carl Peterson, an enigmatic financial benefactor to Jeffrey (Corbin Bleu). Seganti will slip into the role of Arturo Bandini, a rich patron of the arts. Schulenberg has signed on to play Jo Sullivan, a producer of David’s (Tuc Watkins) new reality series. READ MORE