Ex-General Hospital Star Greg Vaughan to Guest on The Closer

ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting former General Hospital star Greg Vaughan has snagged a role on TNT's The Closer. The actor will play Officer Wagner along side Kyra Sedgwick. Said Vaughan:
"[The episode is] based on a true story about two cops who had an experience with a young man who was financially successful as a realtor. Then things went bad for him because he had a drug addiction, and he found himself on Skid Row at the bottom of the barrel. So I'm actually playing a portrait of a real cop.

Vaughan's episode is slated to air in Dec.

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Current and Former Soap Stars Light up Primetime Emmy Red Carpet

Former Another World star Kyra Sedgwick (pictured above with husband Kevin Bacon, who appeared on Guiding Light) took home the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role on The Closer, Sunday night at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Sedgwick and Bacon weren't the only former or current soap stars shining on the red carpet. Former All My Children favorite Eva LaRue, The Bold and the Beautiful guest star Betty White, The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder, former Y&R star and one-time Brenda Bot Eva Longoria Parker and AW grad Jane Krakowski were also on hand. Glee’s former Mrs. Schuester and Imaginary Bitches guest star Jessalyn Gilsig also looked fantastic on the red carpet.

See more Emmy red carpet photos after the jump!

66th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and in the TV categories former daytime star Kyra Sedgwick has been nominated as Actress in a Drama along with Brothers and Sisters' Sally Field. Also nominated, HBO's True Blood in the Television Series Drama category. General Hospital's Graham Shiels appeared on True Blood several times this season.

On the comedy side of things former Ryan's Hope star Mary-Louise Parker took home a nomination for Weeds while America Ferrera was nominated for Ugly Betty and Debra Messing earned a nomination for The Starter Wife.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Primetime Emmy’s Nominate Six Soap Alum

Six soap alum have received Primetime Emmy nomations in the major acting categories at this year's 60th Annual Emmy Awards. From left to right.
  • Kyra Sedgwick, the star of TNT's The Closer and who once appeared on Another World was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.
  • Rainn Wilson, star of NBC's The Office and who once appeared on One Life to Live as Casey Keegan was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.
  • Holland Taylor, who stars on CBS's Two and a Half Men as Charlie Sheen's mother once starred on All My Children as Jill Ollinger. Taylor received a nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy Series category.
  • Bryan Cranston, the star of HBO's In Treatment once appeared on One Life to Live as Dean Stella. Cranston received an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination.
  • Mary-Lousie Parker, the star of Showtime's Weeds and who once appeared on Ryan's Hope received an Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nomination.
  • Alec Baldwin, the star of NBC's 30 Rock and once appeared on The Doctors received an Oustanding Actor in a Comedy Series nomination.
Congrats to them all!

Stephen Martines on The Closer

Former soap star, Stephen Martines (ex-Nikolas, General Hospital; ex-Tony, The Guiding Light) has landed a recurring role on TNT's hit show The Closer starring Kyra Sedgwick (Julia, Another World).  Martines will play a news reporter who asks Sedgwick's character, Brenda, the tough questions.

The Closer returns to TNT on Monday, July 14th will all new episodes.

Bold and Beautiful: Robin Riker Joins Cast

Soaps.com is reporting that The Bold and the Beautiful has cast primetime TV star Robin Riker as Beth Logan. Reportedly her first appearance is in July.

According to IMDB Riker has appeared in a host of primetime TV shows including Big Love, The Closer, Boston Legal, Malcum in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Dragnet and Reba to name a few.

Now since bloggers like to dig up the old work of stars from their earlier days, I found this You Tube gem from Riker's 1980 film Alligator. Oh the cheesy goodness of the 80's.