ATWT and GL Vets Turn Out For Empire’s Season 4 Premiere


Former As the World Turns co-stars Colleen Zenk and Ellen Dolan and ex-Guiding Light onscreen mother and daughter Orlagh Cassidy and Caitlin Van Zandt (pictured above) were among the soap stars who joined the celebration of Empire’s fourth season premiere.

Tina Sloan, Bonnie Dennison, Lauren B. Martin and Barbara Rodell were also on hand. Empire's new season premieres July 17. Visit EmpireTheSeries.com for more scoop on what to expect. See more photos from premiere after the jump!


SNAPSHOTS: One Life to Live Newcomer Josh Kelly Checking Out Tom Degnan’s Band


It looks like One Life to Live’s Tom Degnan is making friends at his new TV home. OLTL newcomer Josh Kelly and former star Meghann Fahy (pictured with Degnan above) popped up at a performance of Reserved for Rondee, Degnan’s band with As the World Turns alum Billy Magnussen.

You may remember Kelly was originally slated to take over the role of Joey Buchanan before OLTL decided to cast Degnan in the role and give Kelly a different contract role. Former Guiding Light star Bonnie Dennison and boyfriend Matt Lowenthal also attended the December 17 gig at Fontana’s Bar in New York City.

See more photos from the Reserved for Rondee performance after the jump!





Billy Magnussen’s Reserved for Rondee Rocks Project Give Benefit


As the World Turns' Billy Magnussen and his band Reserved for Rondee performed at the Rose Bar in NYC on March 19 to benefit Project Give. Magnuessen's former ATWT co-star Tom Degnan (f. Adam Munson) is also a member in the band. Bonnie Dennison, Mick Hazen and ATWT newcomer Ben Levin also attended the benefit. Check out more photos after the jump and follow Reserved for Rondee on Facebook.

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part Four



The fourth in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th

The penultimate episode of Guiding Light was light on story, but extraordinarily high in emotion and closure — and there was one bit of ridiculousness about which, at this late date, I could ultimately only laugh.

Jill Lorie Hurst & Ellen Wheeler threw in so many twists, turns and delightful surprises that it was hard to keep up! Danny (Paul Anthony Stewart), Michelle (Nancy St. Alban) and Robbie moved back to Springfield! Remy (Lawrence Saint-Victor) found out that he and Christina (Karla Mosely) really weren't married — again, only to be informed by the not-Mrs. Boudreaux that she is pregnant! Mel (Yvonna Wright) & Cryus (Murray Bartlett) burned up the well-worn sheets at the Beacon! Even Daisy (Bonnie Dennison) got accepted to college, which was a delightful shock, given that not only did I have no idea she had applied to a university, but was more shocked that she actually could read!

In some ways these developments were mere appetizers for two of the biggest, most emotionally satisfying payoffs Guiding Light could have ever delivered for its long time, faithful fans!

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part Three


The third in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th.

The third from the last episode of Guiding Light was all about reactions and coming to grips with the demise of Alan Spaulding, mirroring the mixed emotions of the show's fans as the series takes its final bows.

As news of Alan Spaulding's (Ron Raines) death rippled through town, we were treated to one of the most honest portrayals of how people react in such circumstances as has ever been seen on daytime. Over the last 30 years, Alan had committed any number of heinous crimes against most of the citizens of Springfield and yet his passing left many stunned (Ashlee, Blake, Reva, Jonathan, Frank), some confused (grandson Rafe), and others shocked & saddened (Lillian, Buzz).

When all is said and done, today's episode was rocked by Grant Aleksander (Phillip), Zack Conroy (James), and Marj Dusay (Alexandra).

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part One



The first in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th.


These final weeks of Guiding Light have been pure torture to watch. I don't mean "the new production model" (a phrase I never hope to hear again in my lifetime) or Bonnie Dennison's (Daisy) futile attempts to remember her lines. No, what has been extraordinarily difficult for me as a viewer — who vividly remembers when Roger (Michael Zaslow) kidnapped Holly (Maureen Garrett) in the Caribbean and Ed (then Mart Hulswit) threw him off a cliff — is watching the series' stories come to their inevitable conclusions.