Strasser, Bonner and Williamson Glam it up at Night of a Thousand Gowns


One Life to Live's Robin Strasser hosted a live auction at the Night of a Thousand Gowns ball in New York City on March 27. The gala, which helped raise money in support of Broadway Cares /Equity Fights AIDS and God's Love We Deliver, also featured current and former OLTL stars Bree Williamson and BethAnn Bonner, who sang the Canadian National Anthem. See more photos from the event after the jump.


Soap Stars Help Stuff Stockings With Care


New York soap, primetime and Broadway stars turned out for the Stockings with Care celebrity bartending event at the Stitch Bar & Lounge on November 11. The event, which helps raise money to buy holiday gifts for children whose families cannot afford to celebrate their holiday, brought together stars from All My Children, As the World Turns, One Life to Live and former Guiding Light stars.

See photos of Adam Mayfield, Austin Peck, BethAnn Bonner, Brandon Buddy, Bree Williamson, Brett Claywell, Brian Kerwin, Brittany Allen, Daniel Kennedy, Daphnee Duplaix, David Fumero, Grant Bowler, Jason Tam, Jesse L. Martin, Mandy Bruno, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Mark Lawson, Melissa Claire Egan, Melissa Fumero, Meredith Hagner, Michael Urie, Murray Bartlett, Robert Bogue, Stephanie Gatschet, Terrell Tilford, Terri Colombino, Trent Dawson, Vanessa Williams and more after the jump.

One Life to Live Stars in “Queen Bea”: A Soapsical


Current and former One Life to Live stars spoofed the genre will all know and love this past Nov. 1 in "Queen Bea": A Soapsical, at the Laurie Beecham Theare in New York . Bree WilliamsonMark Lawson, BethAnn Bonner and Chris Stack starred in the musical comedy about a down and out soap diva. Renee Elise Goldsberry, Melissa Archer, John Brotherton and Jason Tam were also in attendance. 

See more photos of your favorite current and former One Life to Live stars at "Queen Bea": A Soapsical after the jump.

BethAnn Bonner to All My Children?


One Life to Live's loss is reportedly All My Children's gain in the form of talented actress BethAnn Bonner. A little birdie tells me AMC actors received an email in their in boxes asking them to welcome the actress, who played the popular role of Talia on One Life, to the canvas. Reportedly, the I Wanna Be a Soap Star contestant, who was last seen terrorizing Murray Bartlett on Guiding Light, has booked a recurring role that could turn into a contract gig on the West Coast-bound sudser.
Photo Credit: ABC
 

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...

Real Andrews: New York Bound?

Remember Taggert? Real Andrews portrayed the tough as nails Port Charles police officer on General Hospital that was constantly a thorn in Sonny's side and gave Jason Morgan his "anger boy" nickname. According to Andrews himself, he is New York bound to the set of One Life to Live. The actor updated his twitter profile twice today:

Going to New York with Son to audition for "one life to live"

All done with the auditionthanks for your well wishes in Ggos hands now on my way home oh by the way the best part is time with my son

Of course I had to check with my girl Tina to get the scoop and see just what role Real could be auditioning for. The RUMORS have two possible characters. One would be a new cop hitting Llanview to replace the exiting Antonio and Talia (Kamar de los Reyes and BethAnn Bonner) or he may have auditioned to play Rachel's boyfriend.

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