Finola Hughes and Michelle Stafford Dazzle at Zero Dark Thirty Premiere


General Hospital’s Finola Hughes and The Young and the RestlessMichelle Stafford were among the current and former daytime stars who attended the premiere of Zero Dark Thirty on December 10 at The Dolby Theatre. Wendy Moniz (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), her hubby and former GL leading man Frank Grillo and E.J. Bonilla were also among the soap grads at the event. See more photos after the jump!




Will EJ Bonilla’s Marco Cause Nolan’s Kinsey Scale to Swing Again on Revenge?



Nolan (Gabriel Mann) hasn’t been the luckiest guy when it comes to love on Revenge. In Season One he slept with Tyler (Ashton Holmes), who turned out to be a lunatic. Iin Season Two, his CFO/love interest Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria inadvertently revealed one of his most closely guarded secrets — that Emily/Amanda’s (Emily VanCamp) father helped start NolCorp. Now he could lose it everything Grayson Global.

Enter former Guiding Light star E.J. Bonilla, who will debut as Marco, a man from Nolan’s past, on Nov. 25. Based on the trailer, Bonilla’s character just might just help Nolan’s Kinsey Scale score swing in the opposite direction from Padma.

Watch the trailer for “Lineage” trailer after the jump!



E.J. Bonilla Cast as Mystery Man From Nolan’s Past on Revenge



Former Guiding Light star E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe) has signed up for a juicy role on one of primetime’s top soaps. According to TV Line, Bonilla has landed the role of a mystery man from Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) past on Revenge.

The exact nature of the pair’s connection is unclear, but given the tech genius’ malleable sexuality it’s possible the mystery man is an ex-boyfriend. If so, that would add an interesting wrinkle to his current flirtation with his NolCorp colleague Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria).


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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 Two


The second 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.

Let me begin by making an audacious claim. In my opinion, the September 15, 2009 episode of Guiding Light — the fourth from its last broadcast ever — may just go down as one of the series' greatest episodes of all time. This is not hyperbole; maybe not top five, but certainly top twenty.

Picking up immediately after the magnificent double wedding, the expertly paced episode had everything: the heartfelt engagement of Phillip & Beth; Josh's bittersweet decision to leave Springfield and find himself; the advancement of the romances of the teenaged James & Daisy and the smoking hot Mel & Cyrus; the ongoing tease of a courtship between Frank & Blake; and the long overdue reconciliation of Lizzie and Sarah, as Jonathan gave the Spaulding heiress shared custody of their daughter.

Every actor was spot on, including the sometimes over-the-top Tom Pelphrey. However, if Monday's episode belonged to Tina Sloan (Lillian), Tuesday's honors were split between Robert Newman (Josh) and Ron Raines (Alan).

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.