Alicia Minshew

AMC Star Alicia Minshew Is Having a Baby!

Congratulations are in order for one of the hardest working women on ABC daytime.Soap Opera Digest is reporting All My Children star Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and her hubby are expecting a baby girl. The bundle of joy will make her debut in November, and there are no plans to incorporate Minshew's pregnancy onscreen, according to the magazine.


AMC: One Town, Two Shocking Crimes (Video)

Could there be evidence clearing Kendall (Alicia Minshew) of Stuart's (David Canary) murder? If so, who is responsible? If that isn't enough to get you to watch All My Children maybe Jesse (Darnell Williams) covering up a crime is. Da-da-da-dum.

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Don't Cry for Me, Argentina

NAME THAT PLOT: An ambitious, publicly principled but morally crippled politician with aspirations for higher office has a hidden but longstanding extramarital affair while in office. His wife, moneyed or ambitious in her own right, not only knows of her husband's indiscretion but also puts up with it as long as it does not bring embarrassment to her or damage her own priorities. Is it...

A) All My Children's DA (Kieran Campion) and wife Madison (Stephanie Gatschet)
B) General Hospital's Mayor Floyd (John Bolger) and wife Andrea (Martha Bryne)
C) South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and wife Jenny
D) All of the Above

Here's a hint: the correct answer is not A, B, or C....(continued) READ MORE

More Random Thoughts About Five Soaps

My absence from Daytime Confidential lately has not been due to the usual business of family and work taking up a lot of my time, but rather a certain lack energy to post about practically any of the daytime serials that clog up my DVR from day to day. This is neither a positive nor a negative thing because there are frequent periods throughout the year when shows kind of coast along and do their their thing, usually between sweeps.

At these times, there is little for the viewer — if that viewer is me — to get all worked up about this plot twist, that character's action, some couple or another or even a whole show's direction. Normally, this state of affairs hits one or two shows at a time. Every once in a while like the last couple of weeks, the stars align and all the serials get caught in the same momentum of drift. All that is required of us is to watch and see where it all goes.

In that spirit, my brain plays a little game of soap opera hopscotch, taking in odds and ends big and small. There is no great elaboration on anything here, just a quick rundown of things I like and not like so much. Your mileage may vary... READ MORE

All My Children Preview: Zach and Kendall Get Married, Again

A murder trial is coming to Pine Valley and Zach (Thorsten Kaye) and Kendall (Alicia Minshew) have found a loop hole. Da da da dum...They "must" get re-married. So now the couple who never should have broken up in the first place is getting married again, not because they love one another, but to protect themselves. It sort seems a bit hollow to have Zendall reunited this way and I can only imagine what the Rendall fans must be thinking. 

Are you glad that Zendall is remarrying?  

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night...

Even if you do not follow literature, you are no doubt aware that the title of this post is a phrase associated with the worst kind of lazy, pedestrian, obvious writing imaginable. "It was a dark and stormy night..." is, to put it bluntly, synonymous with the word "bad."

Bad in and of itself isn't always a bad thing, as there are varying degrees of badness from which to choose. For example, there are things that are "so bad they are good," like The Pussycat Dolls and RuPaul's Drag Race. There are other things that are really bad, like white people dancing to "Push It" and Julie Chen hosting Big Brother. Then you have things that are so atrocious, inspiring more WTF moments than a Samantha Harris post-performance interview on Dancing with the Stars that you question your sanity for sitting through it without clubbing a baby seal.

By "you" I mean "me," and it might not take too much of a stretch of the imagination to guess how I felt about Friday's abominable, lobotomized episode of All My Children that climaxed with the shooting of "a legendary character." READ MORE