The Morasco Fiasco came to an icy end this past week on One Life to Live as Stacy (Crystal Hunt), the little sister from hell, delivered Fish's (Scott Evans) daughter Sierra Rose before ultimately drowning in a frozen lake. Now the question on everyone's mind is, with Stacy now turned into a stripper-cicle, can OLTL's once-star crossed couple, Rex and Gigi (played by real life lovebirds John Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath) find their way back to one another?
I recently caught up with Fath, at the faboosh party OLTL threw to celebrate moving into their new digs and got the skinny on a possible Rex and Gigi reunion and so much more! I found out what's next for everyone in Llanview whose lives were ripped apart by Stacy's lies. I find out who wants to raise Baby Sierra Rose now that the "truth" is out about the baby's paternity. Does Schuyler (Scott Clifton) even stand a chance with Gigi, since his part in Stacy's monstrous lies have been revealed? Not to hear Fath tell it. In fact, all Sky has to look forward to from the once and future scrappy waitress is one helluva custody battle, which she previews for Daytime Confidential in this revealing interview.
Daytime Confidential: Now that Stacy's lies have been revealed, will viewers see Gigi reuniting with Rex?
Farah Fath: If they do it won't be for a while. She's very much heartbroken by Schuyler and his lies. Rex is definitely there for her through this situation and you can tell they might want to try to work things out.They have a very open, communicative conversation about their future, which is really healthy. They are very honest with each other about the possibility that they may or may not get back together, because they have so much to work on and they both have to start over and work on their trust issues. So far in the scripts they haven't even kissed. It's not like they are jumping back in the saddle together; they're not. They are rebuilding their friendship, which I think is great. READ MORE
A source close to Daphnee Duplaix is saying the beautiful actress has been let go from One Life to Live, where she has been impressively portraying the role of Nora's (Hillary B. Smith) daughter Rachel since April 2009. Don't jump to the conclusion that this necessarily means curtains for Rachel's love interest Greg (Terrell Tilford), however. The word is, Greg may stick around Llanview to serve as the town's resident doctor-of-all-specialties. I don't know about y'all, but I am bummed to think about Duplaix leaving Llanview. I hope it wasn't that Chicken McNuggets commercial!
DC Exclusive: Melissa "Bitchy Bangs" Fumero Dishes OLTL Return, Being Haute & Bothered, and Serving Beer in HellBy Jillian Bowe on January 29, 2010
Ah those Cramer women from One Life to Live, here it is almost a month after I met with those wacky dames in New York and I still still find myself discovering gems from my various chats with Robin Strasser and Co.
One of my favorite conversations was with our girl, Melissa "Bitchy Bangs" Fumero, where I get the scoop on what she's been doing since leaving Llanview, like her Teen.com web soap Haute and Bothered, and her recent appearance in the Frat Lit movie I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. I also find out if Fumero, who returns to OLTL as Adriana this February Sweeps, will ever make a more permanent return engagement.
Daytime Confidential: So what brings Adriana back to Llanview this time?
Melissa Fumero: It's a serious family emergency. Kelly and Adriana have been hanging out in Paris, and I get a call. We come back to Llanview together actually.
Daytime Confidential: You know fans are still clamoring for you to return full time. Do you ever see yourself bringing Bitchy Bangs back to Llanview permanently?
MF: [pauses] It's not in the cards right now, but I believe in never saying never. It's been left open; it's always been left open for me thankfully. READ MORE
From her first scenes as Josh and Reva's hellcat daughter, Marah Shayne Lewis on CBS Daytime's Guiding Light back in 1999, Laura Bell Bundy has had people paying attention. Not only did the striking blonde look like she could be Kim Zimmer's real life daughter, she also possessed the same fiery, emotive acting style which made La Zimmer a daytime legend. It's no wonder the two bonded for life.
After leaving Springfield in 2001, Bell Bundy— who has been appearing on stage since she was a kid— found fame and immense popularity on the Great White Way, starring in such Broadway hits as Hairspray and Legally Blonde: The Musical, the latter in which she made the role of Elle Woods, first played by Reese Witherspoon on the big screen, her very own. Now, with soaps and Broadway conquered, Bell Bundy is poised to take the world of country music by storm, releasing her first major label CD, Achin' and Shakin', onMercury Nashville (relase date: TBA). I recently caught up with Bell Bundy, as the video for "Giddy On Up" (see the making of below), the first single from her new dual CD, became the most streamed video at CMT.com, even making a fan of the likes of Perez Hilton!
The multi-talented starlet shares with Daytime Confidential.com who some of her country music "sheroes" are. She also talks about how her love for movie musicals informs her entertaining music videos. The singer/actress then opens up about why Guiding Light's 60 Minutes special and final episode made her "bawl like a baby", what it was really like working with Zimmer and Robert Newman (who played her dad Josh on the soap) and if she would have returned for the sudser's finale.
Daytime Confidential: You're primarily recognized for your amazing work on Broadway. After doing show tunes for so long, what made you decide to go country?
Laura Bell Bundy: Honey, I’m from Kentucky! I’ve been loving and singing country music since before I ever did a Broadway show! This is actually the second country record I’ve released. The first one was released in 2007. It was an independent country album, and before that I was in a country duo band with my friend Amber Rhodes that began in 1999, before I did my first Broadway show. I have been singing, writing and seriously pursuing county music for over 10 years, since prior to Hairspray which was in 2002. This is just the first time that I have had major label support and thank God for it! I have finally made the record I’ve always wanted to make! READ MORE
Whether she's working a con, protecting her kids or reinventing sex in the afternoon, Blair Cramer does it all in style. At the recent Cramer Women's Luncheon in NYC, I got the chance to talk to Kassie DePaiva, the Southern bombshell, who as Blair, has been scheming and loving her way through the fictional town of Llanview, PA since 1993 on ABC Daytime's One Life to Live.
DePaiva revealed to Daytime Confidential why she thinks Blair will never stop meddling in Todd (Trevor St. John) and Tea's (Florencia Lozano) relationship. She also discusses the explosive chemistry Blair has with brothers Ross (Michael Lowry) and Elijah (Matt Walton), and why Ross's personality shift "bummed her". DePaiva also talks about the cancellation of her first soap home, Guiding Light and shares once and for all what a man like Todd Manning has that keeps Blair and Tea so hot and bothered!
Daytime Confidential: Blair has given up Todd, who many would say is the love of her life, though personally, I always thought Max was; is this the last of Blair mixing it up in Todd and Tea's relationship?
Kassie De Paiva: Blair will never stop mixing it up with Todd and Tea. I do believe that she's just taking a break for a while. READ MORE
A little birdie just landed next to my laptop and whistled a nice, little song about famed General Hospital executive producer Wendy Riche being thisclose to inking a deal to return to ABC Daytime. Sorry GH fans, we're hearing it isn't the soap she successfully helmed from 1992-2001 that Riche will be assigned to. Instead she would fill the second-in-command producer slot at All My Children, recently vacated by Lisa de Cazotte, who decided not to stay with the sudser once it made the move to La La Land.