The campiest, kookiest party in soap opera history is under way in the latest episode of Empire. Ponzi schemer Irving Reed (Harlan J. Strauss) has gathered the Havens, Reeds and their various friends and foes for a celebration they won't soon forget, and I can't stop laughing!
Empire truly is delicious, soap spoof fun. Strauss chews so much scenery in this installment, he'd make several former One Life to Live villains bow at his feet. Watch the latest episode of Empire after the jump!
Nancy Lee Grahn and Anthony Geary were among the General Hospital stars who celebrated at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27. Their costar Kelly Monaco, who will be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing with the All-Stars against Pamela Anderson and Drew Lachey, also attended.
Former soap stars Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere, who star in ABC’s country drama Nashville also joined in the festivities. See more photos of current and former soap stars at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party after the jump!
Guiding Light Alum Brittany Snow, Ugly Betty's Michael Urie and More Hit OutFest Red Carpet For Premiere of Family Dramedy 'Petunia'By Jamey Giddens on July 18, 2012
Several daytime and primetime television alums hit the OutFest red carpet last week for the premiere of family dramedy Petunia. On hand were Brittany Snow of Guiding Light, American Dreams and Nip/Tuck fame; Ugly Betty alum Michael Uriel; Christine Lahti (Hawaii Five-0, Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby) and more.
Petunia, written by Ash Christian (who also directs) and Theresa Bennett, is the comedic saga of the Petunia clan of New York City. Brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian (Jimmy Heck) and Michael (American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas) struggle to come to grips with their respective love lives, amid all of the psychobabble their analyst parents, Felicia (Lahti) and Percy (All My Children's David Rasche) have filled their heads with for decades.
American Beauty's Thora Birch plays Michael's jaded wife Vivian, whose discovery that she's pregnant throws their relationship off balance. Charlie is dating bisexual George (Urie), who is also banging fitness nut Robin (Snow), as part of a polyamorous relationship. Meanwhile, Adrian is suffering from a sex addiction. This sounds right up a soap fan's alley!
Speaking of soaps, the film also stars one of the hungriest, hardest working, up and coming actors out there, Michael Emery. Emery, who has appeared on Guding Light, As The World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children, plays Larry in Petunias. "Like" this kid on Facebook. He's going places. For more pics from the Petunia premiere at OutFest keep reading!
That no good Theodora Grant Haven (Tina Sloan) is back causing havoc in Empire's upcoming season 4. In the latest trailer, the publishing magnate is dipping her well manicured hands inside the world of television entertainment news. Haven debuts TGH, a show which is a hybrid of E! News and TMZ , with a twist of her own special charm. Watch trailer below!
Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak and Cameron Mathison Celebrate Cancelled Daytime Soaps at The Daytime EmmysBy Jamey Giddens on June 24, 2012
The legendary Susan Lucci moderated a tribute to her iconic character Erica Kane, as well as several of daytime's recently cancelled soap operas, including All My Children, One Life to Live, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. To help her along, she invited OLTL's leading lady Erika Slezak and her former AMC scene partner Cameron Mathison on stage. While it was nice to see the soaps we've lost honored, it would have been cool if their had been video montages from those sudsers! Watch the tribute below.