In an interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, former Another World and Loving star Lisa Peluso discusses her upcoming role in Martha Byrne's Gotham and what she's been up to since her departure from daytime.
TVGuide.ca: Where in the world has Lisa Freakin’ Peluso been all this time?!
Lisa Peluso: Where have I been? [Laughs] I’ve been raising my two children. Since Another World, I had my son, Parker, who is now seven. My nine-year-old daughter, Phoebe, was born around the time I did One Life To Live as Gina Russo [Ed. Note: she had previously played Billie Giordano in 1987]. I’ve just been enjoying being a mom and wife. I have also been selling real estate.
TVG: Now you’ve joined Gotham. I think Martha Byrne made a very wise choice in casting you because we soap fans have missed you terribly. You are one of my all-time favourite soap actresses. Who are you playing on Gotham?
LP: Thank you. That’s nice to hear. As for Gotham, all I know is that I’m playing Michael Park’s ex-wife, Veronica. I haven’t received a script yet so there isn’t too much I can tell you.
After the jump watch clips of Loving with Amelia Heinle, Laura Wright, Catherine Hickland and Noelle Beck, among others. READ MORE
Rosie O'Donnell honored Queen Latifah at this year's Rosie's Broadway Extravaganza, a benefit for Rosie's Broadway Kids at the Double Tree Hotel in New York City. Featuring performances by Shoshana Bean, Nikki Blonsky, Melinda Doolittle, Montego Glover and Norm Lewis, the benefit brought out stars such as daytime favorite Linda Dano, comedian Judy Gold and Chita Rivera. See more photos from the event after the jump.
After getting over the shock of The Young and the Restless making the boneheaded decision to recast Malcolm Winters, one of daytime's most popular hunks ever, with Family Matters alum Darius McCrary, an actor about as physically dissimilar to Shemar Moore—the Emmy-winning, wildly popular stud who originated the role— as humanly possible, I couldn't help but recall other ridiculous recasts soaps have attempted over the years. Some worked. Some didn't, but one thing is for sure, this is nothing new for daytime! READ MORE
No. 10: Mitch Laurence and Allison Perkins—One Life to Live
It does't get much more frightening than Mitch Laurence, the twisted ex-boyfriend of Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) whose first reign of terror in Llanview started way back in 1985. Following a stint in prison for murder, Mitch transformed himself into a religious cult leader finding a devoted worshipper/willing accomplice in bat shit crazy Allison Perkins (Barbara Garrick). Rape, murder, kidnapping, you name it, Mitch Laurence and Allison Perkins have done it all, mostly to Viki Lord (Erika Slezak) and her twin daughters Jessica (Bree Williamson) and Natalie (Melissa Archer). Eterna only knows what Mitch and Allison have in store for the Lords and Buchanans this time around!
Horrifying Mention: Victor Lord.