Another World

Daytime Community Mourns Irene Dailey

The daytime soap opera community is mourning the loss of Irene Dailey (Pamela, The Edge of Night; Liz, Another World). She was 88. While most Another World fans who grew up in the 80's and 90's like I did probably think of the names Cory, Hudson, Love or McKinnon when they think of the show's core families, however, it was the Matthews, led by the indominable Aunt Liz, who were the show's premiere clan. 

Snobby Liz looked down her nose on Russ and Pat, the blue collar niece and nephew of her late husband William, when the show first premiered in 1964. By the time this fan picked up his grandparents' AW habit in the 80's, Liz was the trusted secretary of Mac Cory (Douglass Watson) and a surrogate aunt to his children and grandchildren. "Aunt Liz" was that meddling, busybody aunt we all knew and loved from our own real life experiences. READ MORE

Welcome Back, Dusty!

It is absolutely wonderful to see Grayson McCouch back as Dusty Donovan! Oddly enough, he looks much younger than when he left World Turns. And maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me but with that mop top of curly hair Grayson looks like a slightly older version of his character Morgan Winthrop on the late Another World.

However as much as I've been enjoying the return of James Stenbeck, there is a problematic element with how Dusty's return has folded into the larger narrative. READ MORE

Don't Dress for Dinner Jeffrey Donovan

The midseaon finale of Burn Notice is almost here and its star Jeffrey Donovan is heading to Chicago to star in farce Don't Dress for Dinner at the Royal George Theatre. This according to the Chicago Tribune.

For those who may not know, Donovan once starred on the now canceled Another World as Dwayne 'Popper' Collins.

Y&R: Paul Rauch In As Executive Producer

It's official! According to this week's issue of TV Guide, Paul Rauch is the new executive producer of The Young and The Restless. Rauch replaces executive producer Josh Griffith. There some confusion on whether Griffith was let go or not, but it can now confirmed that he is gone.

Rauch is no stranger to daytime. He has written and produced for One Live to Live, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, and most famously Another World. Let's see what this soap veteran brings to daytime's #1 rated drama!

Inflate This!

Just a week after the Anderson Cooper vs. Lohan clan war over Ali Lohan, the youngest Lohan finds herself smack dab in the middle of another controversy and this time big sister Lindsay Lohan is coming to her defense.

In the latest issue of US Weekly, the magazine has an article about Ali's "overnight curves." After being caught on the street by photogs asking her  whether or not her younger sister had had a boob job an incensed Lindsay took to her Celebrity MySpace blog defending her sister.

It made me feel a bit sick to my stomach. My response simply was, 'Did you really just ask me that? She is a 14-year-old girl, and you are a pedophile!

All I am trying to say is that I was raised with a wonderful family surrounding me. Of course, we have our ups and downs, but all in all, my mother taught us to appreciate what we have been given. Nor would she ever encourage, or allow a 14-year-old child to alter her body. I am not judging people that do, but I am just saying that its not something that my family finds necessary to do, especially when you're not even fully developed yet!

Check out Lindsay Lohan's
blog for the entire post.

Happy Birthday Ilene Kristen!

One Life to Live scene stealer Ilene Kristen (Roxy) celebrates her Birthday today!  The soap vet (Ryan's Hope & Another World) turns 56 today. Happy Birthday Ilene!