Austin Peck

ADONIS 2008 @ Soaphunks.net (Round 4)

Welcome to Week 4 Semifinals for ADONIS 2008!!

I apologize for the lateness of this. Voting has been going on for a few days now. But here we go!!

This weeks semifinals have been dubbed by some as the dark horse week. None of the contestants really have a "vocal" fan base in the chats we've had. But we do know that some have major fanbases elsewhere so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top this week. 

We've got a good mix of guys from both ABC and CBS shows. We also have a couple who are Days of Our Lives alumni. The Days fans have been out in force so far this competition so we'll see if that gives them the extra edge they need to make it through.

I'm gonna keep this short and sweet....what this poll is for is to see how the Daytime Confidential readers are voting this week. So vote here and then don't forget to go vote in the real contest over at http://soaphunks.net/vote 

Then make sure to come to chat at soaphunks.net next Wednesday at 10pmEST/7pmPST to see if your favorite has made it through to the finals. Two from this week will move on and the third place guy will move onto next weeks Wildcard week.

So will it be the Executive or Military hunk from One Life to Live, the Doctor or one part of the Bratie coupling from As the World Turns, the Prince, the new doc, or the Surgeon from General Hospital, or the Author from Guiding Light? Get to voting and we'll see.

Till next time...have fun!!

As The World Turns: Julie Pinson To Katie-"Brad's Just My Baby Daddy!"

It's a Days of Our Lives sibling-reunion...on crack on As The World Turns as the character Julie Pinson (ex-Billie, Days) will be playing, Janet "Juicy" Ciccone- turns out to be an ex-flame of Brad Synder, played by the suddenly hysterical Austin Peck. Did I mention, Brad and Juicy supposedly have a teenage daughter named Liberty who pops up in Oakdale next week before the post wedding glow has even left our spunky best gal Katie's face?

I know I griped about Pinson not  joining the show as a recast for Molly Conlin, but right now I am seriously okay with whatever TPTB choose to do with this character and storyline, since Brad and Katie's storyline is one of the best romantic comedies on television right now. Sigh, isn't it nice to actually trust the writers and producers of a soap to entertain you without having to bitch, boycott or jump into a water fountain and baptize yourself the Slut of the Internet? Don't act like I'm the only one whose done it!

As The World Turns: Terri Colombino In "My Best Katie Wedding"

Anyone looking for a really good romantic comedy to tide them over until Sex and the City: The Movie premieres on May 30 need look no further than As The World Turns. The Proctor and Gamble soap was firing on all cylinders this past week as Katie Peretti (Terri Colombino) prepared to walk down the aisle for a fifth time. This time the lucky guy was Brad Snyder (Austin Peck), brother to Katie's most recent ex-hubby Jack (Michael Park), who served as best man for the ceremony. The return to town of yet another former groom Mike Kasnoff (Jon Prescott) only complicated matters more for Katie who had to try and convince Brad, Margo, Lisa and most importantly herself that Brad really is "the one".

Lisa my dear, even with a shaky camera you look mah-ve-lous!

How great was it to see the legendary Eileen Fulton (Lisa Grimaldi), daytime's first vixen, doing what she does best, scheme her little Southern fried heart out? And doesn't Eileen look great? Not even that silly, annoying hand held camera crap could ruin the hilarious scenes with Lisa luring Mike to Fashions under the guise of a termite inspection, while all the while orchestrating his run in with Katie. Brad of course was having none of that when he arrived just in time to keep his lady love from wavering, or so he thought. Later a wedding gift from Mike, one of those gaudy, Dollar Store angels you buy for that aunt who comes home for Christmas at the last minute, caused Katie to become all confused and confumbled (word awaiting copyright), which of course led her straight to Snyder Farm to confront her ex. 

How do you talk to an angel?

After falling in Emma's pond and telling Mike she was no longer his angel, our plucky heroine was finally ready to marry Brad, on live TV no less. Not even a spat with mother hen/big sis Margo (Ellen Dolan) could keep a determined Katie from taking Brad to be her lawfully wedded goof. Unfortunately the hiccups, make that nerve-ups, could. Luckily Margo had an attack of sisterly conscience and arrived in time to yell "cellulite" ending Katie's dilemma. She was finally ready to go, then she fainted!

After it was all said and done, Katie finally managed to marry her guy, complete with a hilarious sermon from fill-in Minister Henry (also a Katie ex) that basically summed up the ups and downs of making a marriage or a TV series a hit. While all involved added to their Emmy reels last week, it was Terri Colombino who deserved the most kudos. This actress is without a doubt the Reese Witherspoon of daytime and its great to see TPTB at ATWT realize that.

Happy Birthday Austin Peck!

Happy Birthday Austin Peck! (Brad, ATWT; ex-Austin, Days)  He turns 37 today!

Wishful Casting: A Ted King and Tamara reunion on Days of Our Lives? Beemer steaming up Bold and the Beautiful?

What soap fan doesn't sit at home and play fantasy exec/writer? Lord knows I do, it's what gets me through plots about unaborted children, jerky camera movement and the lack of diamonds or cleavage in Genoa City. Tonight I feel like playing fantasy casting director and letting you know just exactly who, in my humble opinion, should play which roles on what soaps.

Ted King to Days as Lawrence Alamain

With all the talk about the notorious Alamain clan of Days of Our Lives coming up both on the show and here at Daytime Confidential, a thought popped into my mind about how awesome it would be for former GH baddie Ted King (ex-Alcazar) to reunite with his former leading lady Tamara Braun (ex-Carly, GH/Ava, Days) in Salem!

  King would be perfect as dastardly Alamain patriarch Lawrence. I loved Michael Sabatino, who originated the role, but he's been away from the soap for so many years and as the returns in recent years of Christie Clark, Austin Peck, Billy Warlock and many others have proven, having fan faves reprise their roles doesn't always lead to rating success for Days.

King and Braun were a hit with GH fans as Lorenzo and Carly. Those fans could decide to tune in to Days to see them reunited and raising hell. And while we're at it, why not throw in Ignacio Serrichio (ex-Diego, GH) as a recast for Lawrence's son Nicholas? READ MORE

As the World Turns: Colleen Zenk Pinter Answers Fan Questions in "Ask the Actor", Up Next Austin Peck

As the World Turns' launch of www.astheworldturns.net seems to be pulling  in the show's fans. Daytime Confidential listener and reader MarkDutchViewer sent in a question for Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara Ryan) and it ended up being one of the ones she chose. His question is #3 so be sure to pay special attention to it. Also up next is Austin Peck. You can send your questions for him to pgwebmaster@televest.com. 

Congrats to MarkDutchViewer!