Aloma Wright

EXCLUSIVE: Days of Our Lives’ Aloma Wright Talks TV One’s Second Chance Christmas

Since her hilarious turn as Laverne Roberts, R. N. on the long-running sitcom Scrubs, Aloma Wright has been television's go-to lady whenever a series needs a nurse who can tell it like it is. This Saturday, Dec. 6, Wright—who has been serving up tongue lashings alongside tongue depressors as Nurse Maxine on Days of Our Lives since 2008—ditches her hospital uniform to play a social worker in TV One's new holiday flick Second Chance Christmas. I caught up with her to dish about the project.

EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Mathison Dishes Hot in Cleveland, Belle’s and All My Children

Cameron Mathison's work schedule might even make Ryan Seacrest ask how he does it all. The in demand actor and TV personality has more projects going than a New York City urban planner!

Tonight the All My Children alum guests on TV Land's smash hit sitcom Hot In Cleveland; then in February he will appear on the premiere episode of TV One's new laffer Belle's. Currently, he's in Toronto shooting a rom-com with Jennie Garth and has another flick coming out soon for GMC! Is it any wonder he and Prospect Park experienced scheduling difficulties when it came to booking him on their continuation of All My Children?

Don't be too bummed, Ryan Lavery fans. I recently caught up with Mathison for Daytime Confidential  and The Good Morning America correspondent is still hopeful he'll turn up in Pine Valley at some point.

Daytime Confidential: What can you tell us about your character?

Cameron Mathison: First of all, he’s written very funny. Right from the beginning, he cracked me up. He’s the best friend to Valerie’s [Bertinelli] boyfriend’s character. He’s a little bit cocky; he’s a little bit excited about getting named Cleveland’s most eligible bachelor. He’s got a little bit of a quirky thing about him. He’s a word shortener. He kind of does one of those cheesy words like, delicious is now “delish”, and expeditious is now “expidish”; he’s one of those guys. He’s also got an interesting characteristic, he’s only got one testicle! So his nickname is “One Ball Bill” and it becomes a bit of an issue with the girls and the guys. He doesn’t want anyone to know, but they’re talking about it behind his back. It’s kind of funny.

FIRST LOOK: All My Children’s Cameron Mathison About to Get SEXED Up by Basketball Wives’ Tami Roman in ‘Belle’s’! (VIDEO)


We may not know just yet if Ryan Lavery will be heading back to Pine Valley on the new All My Children, but his perennially-hunky portrayer Cameron Mathison is still causing women to throw themselves at him! Mathison guest stars in the Feb. 1 series premiere of TV One's new scripted comedy Belle's.

From sitcom legend Ed Weinberger (Taxi, The Cosby Show), Belle's centers on Bill "Big Bill" Cooper (Crash's Keith David), a widower who runs his family's upscale, soul food restaurant. In addition to keeping Belle's going, Bill must contend with two headstrong daughters: the sensible, hard-working Jill (Elise Neal) and vivacious sexpot Loreta (Basketball Wives' Tami Roman).

Belle's also stars Roc's Ella Joyce as Bill's sister-in-law Gladys; Juwanna Mann's Miguel Núñez as Cousin Maurice—the bartender and playa extraordinaire at Belle's—and newcomer Nadja Alaya as Jill's daughter Pam.

Watch an exclusive clip of the PR rep played by Mathison getting a bit parched, following an encounter with Roman's sex-sational Loreta, after the jump!


Soul Food Sisters Nicole Ari Parker, Vanessa A. Williams and Malinda Williams REUNITE For Premiere of TV One’s My Momma Throws Down!

Fans of the groundbreaking, black family soap Soul Food will want to tune in for the premiere of My Momma Throws Down tonight at 8 pm EST on TV One. TV's former Joseph sisters: Nicole Ari Parker (Teri), Vanessa A. Williams (Maxine) and Malinda Williams (Bird) are serving as guest judges on the premiere of the foodie competition show. The actresses will be joined by Dr. Jessica Harris as they are tasked with decided between the matriarchs of two rival families, who swear their respective mommas can out cook the other family's Madea!

I just published an interview on our sister site Pop Confidential where the host of My Momma Throws Down, comedian Ralph Harris, provides a sneak peek at the new reality show. Here's a snippet:

PC: With series like Chef Roble on Bravo and Sweetie Pie's on OWN, the market for cooking shows centered on people of color seems to be picking up. How will My Momma Throws Down stand out from the pack?

RH: I think it will stand out. I really don’t know those shows as well, but these are real moms that haven’t been running a restaurant or a catering business. They’ve really been at home feeding their families. One thing I love about the show is that they never know what dish they will be preparing until we tell them. So it’s like “Oh, we’re making squash casserole? I’ve never done that, but I can do it.”  It’s a fun show you can watch with your family. In fact, ever since TV One put up the Facebook page for My Momma Throws Down, we’ve had people wanting to know how they can audition their moms. Tonight’s episode is gonna be crazy. We have Vanessa Williams, Nicole Ari Parker and Malinda Williams from the TV show Soul Food—which is airing right now on TV One —as judges, along with Dr. Jessica Harris.

PC: Oh I love Soul Food!

RH: I just watched two episodes myself back-to-back!  We have quite a few guest judges this season from celebrities to athletes and again, I tasted everything!


Y&R’s Tatyana Ali’s Love That Girl Gets Full Season Pick Up!

Another one bites the dust,
And another one gone,
And another one gone,
Another one bites the dust

-Queen "Another One Bites The Dust"

Congratulations are in order for Tatyana Ali. Love That Girl, the four-episode, independent sitcom presentation the woefully-underused The Young and the Restless star appeared in earlier in the year, has received a 26-episode pick up from TV One!   Love That Girl revolves around Tyana (Ali) a divorcee who returns home to Los Angeles to start over fresh in her father's (Y&R alum Phil Morris) real estate firm and re-establishes old friendships. The series will return on Jan 10. Ali, alongside comedian Martin Lawrence and R&B singer/producer Raphael Saadiq serve as executive producers. To get a taste of what's to come, check out the clip below!