Binge on First Three Episodes of Tainted Dreams (VIDEO)



Tainted Dream—the soap-within-a-soap featuring Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, All My Children), Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily Stewart, As the World Turns)—has released the first three episodes for fans to binge on. Watch them after the jump!




Was Paul Rauch Trying to Reboot Guiding Light Before His Death?



Just how close was Paul Rauch to getting Guiding Light back on the air before his death? In an interview with Tainted Dreams' Carolyn Hinsey, former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander reveals it was "pretty far."

“Oddly enough, Paul was working on getting the show back on the air before he died,” reveals Aleksander. “He had gotten pretty far with that, he was talking to big network executives. P&G was interested. When you look at what’s going on in Stamford right now [where AMC and OLTL have been filming], I don’t think P&G will just sit on a creative property if there’s a profit to be made.”

Tainted Dreams Brings Together Soap Favorites (PHOTOS)



One Life to Live’s Marnie Schulenburg, former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander and General Hospital andDays of Our Lives favorite Natalia Livingston were among the soap stars on set for Tainted Dreams’ first week in production. Check out more photos after the jump!

Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander Joins Tainted Dreams


 
Guiding Light fan favorite Grant Aleksander is heading back to soaps. Aleksander has landed a role on the upcoming web dramedy Tainted Dreams, as Adam Clark, the executive producer of the fictional series, Painted Dreams. Sonia Blangiardo, the mastermind behind Tainted Dreams and supervising producer of the online version of All My Children said in a released statement,

In a bit of art imitating life, Grant has been focusing behind the scenes honing his directing skills, and we are thrilled he has agreed to step back in front of the camera to play the executive producer of Tainted Dreams fictionalized soap 'Painted Dreams'.

GL’s Blake and Ross Reunited and They Look so Good!


One Life to Live's Jerry verDorn may not have been able to return for the Guiding Light finale to reunite Ross with Blake (Elizabeth Keifer), but GL fans who attended the "So Long Springfield" event at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino on March 7 were treated to just such a reunion. New mommy and soon-to-be The Young and the Restless star Marcy Rylan also participated in the event, along with Beth ChamberlinKim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Jessica Leccia, Bradley Cole, Grant Aleksander, Justin Deas and Michael O'Leary. See more photos from the "So Long Springfield" event after the jump.


So Long Springfield Heads to Connecticut


Get ready East Coast Guiding Light fans. The "So Long Springfield" tour is coming to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The cast list for this gathering features some new additions including: Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines), Liz Keifer (Blake Marler), Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding), and an old favorite Jerry VerDorn (Ross Marler). So if you want the chance to meet your favorite stars, get autographs, take a few pictures and hear what it was like to be on the set straight from the actors' mouths be sure to attend the event on March 7, 2010. For more information visit the "So Long Springfield" official website.

 

DC Interview: Grant Aleksander on How So Long Springfield Reminds Him of the 80’s

He returned to Guiding Light during it's final season with the Herculean task of  helping to try to keep the soap that made him a star alive. Unfortunately, not even the dashing, good looks and tremendous talent of Grant Aleksander could keep the light burning in the end, not that the actor has any regrets about reprising his signature role of Springfield's (and Alan's) favorite son, Phillip Spaulding. 

At the recent So Long Springfield event in Pittsburgh, Aleksander spoke with Daytime Confidential about how grateful he was to come back for the show's final months, and filled us in on what he's doing next, and no it doesn't involve any fishy business ventures with Michael O'Leary! 

Daytime Confidential:  What have you been up to since Guiding Light ended?

Grant Alexsander: Um, Michael O'Leary and I opened that tropical fish store.

DC: Wait, Seriously?