EXCLUSIVE: Carolyn Hinsey Dishes Her Tainted Dreams Acting Debut! (VIDEO)


For eons, the phrase, "it's only my opinion", has had the power to cause a struggling soap starlet to shake beneath her extensions and falsies. Now it's Carolyn Hinsey's turn to be a dreaded newbie!

I caught up with the Soap Opera Digest columnist as she preps for her acting debut on the highly-anticipated soap-within-a-soap Tainted Dreams. Is Hinsey ready for her closeup?


Daytime Confidential: You've served as the go-to soap expert on numerous countdown specials, celebrity magazine shows and on SOAPnet's talk shows. Is it different to play a scripted version of yourself?

Carolyn Hinsey: Yes, because I had to remember lines written by someone else, although I did tweak them to sound more like me. It's much easier being a soap expert: I just have to spin the soap rolodex in my brain and try not to swear. 
 


 

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!




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!

Cady McClain and Michael E. Knight Reunite at Martin Family Holiday Party!




"Tad" (Michael E. Knight) and "Dixie" (Cady McClain) ended up in each other’s arms once again at the All My Children Martin Family Holiday Party on December 8 at Planet Dailies.  Knight and McClain were joined by their former AMC co-stars Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt), Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal Carey Martin), Amanda Baker (ex-Babe Chandler), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward), Terri Ivens (ex-Simone Torres), Danielle Parker (ex-Emma Lavery) and Tate Berney (ex-AJ Chandler).

See more photos from the Martin Family Holiday Party after the jump! 


Brian Gaskill Causes More Trouble For Bay City’s Youth in Darkside of The Bay

 


Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews) Lianna Ramos (Passions' Jade Harlow) and Will Campbell (Derrell Whitt) are on the wrongside of the Bay City tracks, and it doesn't look like special guest stars Brian Gaskill (Chase), Rib Hillis (Matthew) and Terri Ivens (Orchid) are going to make it very easy for them to get back home! Pay close attention to Whitt in this installment of Darkside of The Bay. Will's terror, while being held on the party boat is palpable. If I were a daytime soap casting exec, I'd wanna find out who's repping this kid. Watch Darkside of The Bay after the jump!
 

 

Port Charles Alum Brian Gaskill Terrorizes The Young’ Uns in Darkside of The Bay

 


Bay City, California's younger generation is in a world of trouble, courtesy of several, notable daytime soap alums! In the premiere episode of The Bay's summer spinoff, Darkside of The Bay, Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews), Liana Ramos (Jade Harlow) and Will Campbell (Derell Whitt) find themselves trapped on the wrong side of town.

That's multi-soap vet Brian Gaskill (All My Children, Models, Inc., Port Charles, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful as Chase Walker, the menacing dude Will runs into on the party boat. Hunky Rib Hillis (Port Charles, Passions, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) appears as gay nurse Matthew Johnson and former All My Children scene stealer Terri Ivens guests as a whacked out streetwalker named Orchid. Watch the premiere episode of Darkside of The Bay after the jump!   

Soap Stars Celebrate at 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception



General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).

Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!




Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens and Massi Furlan go to The Darkside of the Bay



Former Port Charles star Rib Hillis, ex-All My Children actress Terri Ivens and former General Hospital star Massi Furlan have joined The Darkside of The Bay. This is the latest offering from the folks that brought you The Bay and Far From The Bay.

Hillis will play Matthew Johnson, a “closeted nurse involved in an illegal escort service.” Ivens will portray a call girl by the name of Orchid.  Meanwhile, Furlan has signed on as Anton, the “wingman to the Darkside’s kingpin.”

Photo of Massi Furlan by PR Photos