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Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina) will be playing Annie, an obituary writer who wants to be a serious journalist on ABC's new fall series "666 Park Avenue," beginning in the fourth episode. Also joining the show is Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah) in a multi-episode arc, beginning on October 14. The show premieres Sunday, September 30, at 10 p.m. ET.
Bonnie Dennison (ex-Daisy) is in the Chiller network's new original movie, Beneath, about a bunch of high school graduates whose lakeside celebration is turned into a horror show when a bloodthirsty underwater predator crashes the party. "Beneath" has started production in Oxford, CT, and is currently scheduled to debut on Chiller in the spring of 2013.
Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan, GL; ex-BJ, ATWT; ex-Oscar, B&B; ex-Rafe, PC; ex-Bobby, AMC) appears as Chase in the summer special "The Bay: Darkside of the Bay," beginning on August 9. Also appearing is Jade Harlow (ex-Jessica, Passions). Current and past webisodes of "The Bay" can be viewed at
Laura Bell Bundy (ex-Marah, GL) has been cast on the CW's "Hart of Dixie" as Shelby, a potential love interest for George, played by Scott Porter (ex-Casey, ATWT). She will appear in at least two episodes of the second season, which begins on October 2 at 8 p.m. ET.
Hayden Panetierre (ex-Lizzie) appears on "Project Runway" August 9 on Lifetime.
On Monday, August 20,  2012, ID (Investigation Discovery) launches a new daytime program "Days of Our Knives" from 1 - 4 p.m.
August 20 - 24 - Tainted Love Week hosted by Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL) and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, GL)
August 27 - 31 - Wicked Women Week hosted by Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy, GH), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GH), and Judi Evans (Adrienne, Days)
September 3 - 7 - Revenge Week hosted by Drake Hogestyn and Kristian Alfonso (John and Hope, Days)
September 10 - 14 - Bad Boys Week hosted by Matt Ashford (Jack, Days) and Kin Shriner (ex-Scott, GH)
September 17 - 21 - Double Lives Week hosted by Laurence Lau (ex-Greg, AMC) and Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, AMC)
September 24 - 27 - Family Secrets Week hosted by real life-duo Austin Peck and Terri Conn (ex-Brad and Katie, ATWT)
Adrienne Frantz (Amber, B&B) plays a well-intentioned troublemaker in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original "I Married Who?" It stars Kellie Martin as Jordan, a straight-laced bride-to-be whose bachelorette party in Las Vegas takes a seriously unexpected turn. Frantz plays one of the bride's BFFs, Claire, who ends up getting her into some trouble, so that she accidentally marries someone else during her really wild bachelorette party. Daphnee Duplaix (ex-Rachel, OLTL) plays fellow bridesmaid Jessica and Ethan Erickson (J, GL; ex-Patrick, GH) is the unwitting groom, movie star Matt Swift. It airs Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Matthew Bomer (ex-Ben) stars in the new hit USA Network show "White Collar." He also appears as Ken in the male stripper movie "Magic Mike."
Victoria Rowell (ex-Dru, Y&R) appears in a three-episode arc on the upcoming second season of VH1's hot drama "Single Ladies" as Veronica Vanderbilt, a stylish attorney who is working for Raquel played by Denise Vasi (ex-Randi, AMC). Veronica's ex-boyfriend, Sean, is played by Terrell Tilford (ex-David, GL; ex-Greg, OLTL). The show's second season began on Monday, May 28. Rowell's episodes will air toward the end of the season, likely beginning in early August.
Eric Roberts (ex-Vance, Y&R) plays a bad guy in the upcoming film West End, filmed in Asbury Park, NJ. His grown son is played by Neal Bledsoe (Gary, ATWT; Quinn, GL) and his ex-girlfriend is played by Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL).
In addition to "Venice," Crystal Chappell (Carly, Days; ex-Olivia, GL; ex-Maggie, OLTL) is helming another web soap this summer called "The Grove," and she'll begin taping a role in a third web series, "The Team," in June in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH & NS; ex-Colin, Y&R; ex-Hunter, B&B), David A. Gregory (ex-Robert Ford, OLTL), and Winsor Harmon (ex-Del Hunkle, AMC; ex-Thorne, B&B).
ABC's pilot "Nashville" has been picked up to series! The show is a musical soapy drama surrounding the country music community in Nashville, TN, featuring Hayden Panettiere (ex-Sarah, OLTL; ex-Lizzie, GL) as rising starlet Juliette. Jonathan Jackson (Lucky, GH) will play bad boy aspiring songwriter Avery.
Crystal Chappell is going to be joining B&B in a new lesbian storyline. She played Olivia on GL, Carly on Days, and Maggie on OLTL. Great actress!
Rebecca Staab (ex-April, Y&R, ex-Jessie, GL; ex-Elizabeth, PC; ex-Cecelia, Loving) stars in the movie "A Perfect Ending" to be released in June 2012.
Kim Zimmer (ex-Echo, OLTL; Reva, GL) and Crystal Hunt (ex-Stacy, OLTL; Lizzie, GL) are in Corbin, KY, this week filming the upcoming family movie 23 Blast, based on the true story of blind Corbin teenager Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, Days), who played football for his high school team. OLTL director Gary Donatelli is one of the producers. Zimmer will play Travis' mom, Mary. You can follow the experiences of the cast and crew on the 23 Blast blog here.
Fiona Hutchison (ex-Jenna, GL; ex-Celia, ATWT; ex-Gabrielle, OLTL) plays a mysterious character during Season 2 of the Web soap "The Bay" at the beginning of May.
Beth Ehlers (ex-Taylor, AMC; ex-Harley, GL) stars in the new socially conscious web drama series River Ridge.
Signy Coleman (ex-Hope, Y&R; ex-Annie, GL) stars in the new socially conscious web drama series River Ridge. She also appears in the movie "Bad Parents," released in November 2011.
Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL) joins the cast of the Web series "The Bay" in Chapter 8 in early May as Nathan Perkins, a hunky news reporter with a bad attitude who is willing to do anything for a story.
Actor/director/poet Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan, GL; ex-BJ, ATWT; ex-Oscar, B&B; ex-Rafe, PC; ex-Bobby, AMC) has recorded "Make It Real," a downloadable collection of 21 of his personal works. To preview and download "Make It Real" for yourself, visit
ABC Studios has cast Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH) in the central role of Avery, a sexy bad boy musician and aspiring songwriter, in the pilot for "Nashville," a drama centering around the Tennessee city's music scene and its rising and fading stars. Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie, GL) has also joined the show as teen sensation Juliette.
Tammy Blanchard (Drew) has been performing in the hit Broadway musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" for the past year, gaining a Tony Award nomination. She also has a pivotal role on the season finale of "A Gifted Man: In Case of Heart Failure," airing Friday, March 2, at 9 p.m. on CBS. She'll guest as Louise, a patient with a potentially fatal disease whom Kate discovers has a special connection to Michael, played by series star Patrick Wilson. On Saturday, March 10, her Lifetime movie "Of Two Minds" premiers, co-starring "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis, who also executive produced the film. It follows the emotional story of the relationship between Davis' Billie and her younger schizophrenic sister, Elizabeth, aka Baby, played by Blanchard.
Former Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps will be running a new soap for Nick at Night. It's the U.S. adaption of the telenovela "Alcanzar Una Esterlla" (Reach For a Star) about a girl who becomes a star and falls in love with her teen idol. Josh Griffith, who used to write for GH, Y&R and OLTL, will be head writer for the series.
The second season of Oxygen's docudrama "Jersey Couture" premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, February 7. In the second episode at 10:30 p.m., Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC) visits the Diane & Co. boutique in Freehold with Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, AMC; ex-Gus, GL; ex-Gary, Y&R) in search of some red carpet-worthy dresses.
Joe Lando (ex-Jake, OLTL; ex-Macauley, GL) has been cast on the CW hit "The Secret Circle where he plays the presumed-dead John Blackwell, black magic making father of Cassie (Britt Robertson).
Jessica Leccia (Inez, OLTL; ex-Natalia, GL) appears in Chase Freedom and Staples commercials.
Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth, GL) is joining the cast of CELL: The Web Series in its second season.
Paul Wesley (Max) stars in the hit show "Vampire Diaries" on The CW.
Marcy Rylan (Abby) posted on Twitter: Watch my latest film Impulse Black online in HD for free!
Terrell Tilford (ex-David) guest-stars on Lifetime's new series "The Protector", which airs starting June 12. He may be part of the regular cast (not sure yet).
Wes Ramsey (ex-Sam) stars in the NBC drama "The Playboy Club".
Video Promo: Former Guiding Light Actress Hayden Panettiere In Scream 4.
Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina) will guest star as a nurse on "The Good Wife."
Frances Fisher (ex-Deborah, "Edge of Night"; ex-Suzette, GL) will begin playing Gladys, Sami's neighbor, on "Days of Our Lives" in mid-February.
Liz Keifer (ex-Blake) appears in "Morning Glory" as Jeff Goldblum's character's wife in the new Rachel McAdams' flick, with Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford.
Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Mel) has a recurring role on "Blue Bloods" on CBS Fridays.
Rick Hearst (ex-Alan-Michael) guest-stars on "Castle" on ABC on an upcoming episode.
Tammy Blanchard (ex-Drew) joined the cast of CBS' "The Good Wife."
Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) and Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky) star in "The Gates" on ABC this summer.
Elizabeth Keifer (Blake) stars in a short film "Dinner for Two". It also stars Bonnie Dennison (Daisy).
For more info, visit
Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth, GL) joining the cast of CELL: The Web Series in its second season.
Brittany Snow (ex-Susan) stars in this mid-season show on NBC: HARRY´S LAW (DRAMA)
Harry's Law - Featurette
Three of the most unlikely people start a law practice in the most unlikely of places - a rundown shoe store. Imagine the walk-in clientele.
Jeff Branson (ex-Shane, GL; ex-Jonathan, AMC) joined Y&R as Ronan Malloy on Tuesday, June 22.
Marcy Rylan (ex-Lizzie) began playing an older Abby Carlton on Y&R, replacing Hayley Erin, around May 10.
Stephen Martines (ex-Tony) has a recurring role on "Vampire Diaries". More News
The first episode of Michael O'Leary (ex-Rick, GL) and Scott Bryce's (ex-Craig, ATWT) new mocumentary Web series, "Steamboat" is online.
Cynthia Watros (ex-Annie) joins the cast of "House." More info
Michael O'Leary (ex-Rick, GL) and Scott Bryce (ex-Craig, ATWT) have partnered up to write and direct, respectively, a new pilot called "Steamboat," which is described as a "The Office"-inspired mockumentary comedy that gives a behind-the-scenes look "at the desperate, dying days of a daytime soap opera." The series features O'Leary and his fellow GL alums Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth), Kurt McKinney (ex-Matt), Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva), Justin Deas (ex-Buzz) and Orlagh Cassidy (ex-Doris) plus Michael Park (Jack, ATWT), Tuck Mulligan (ex-Theo, The Doctors), and Jacquelina DeMarco. O'Leary is reportedly shopping the 30-minute pilot to various cable networks and says they "will have something on YouTube very soon!" Check out the Steamboat Facebook fan page for cast photos and other updates or visit O'Leary's Twitter at
Yvonna Kopacz Wright (Mel) appeared on the season premiere of "Damages" Jan. 25; it might be a recurring role.
Kurt McKinney (ex-Matt) joined ATWT in late February in the short-term role of Ellis, a devious business partner of Craig Montgomery.
Doug Hutchison (ex-Sebastian) appears in "24" this season as Davros, on FOX
Kane Menera (Grady) acted in and was associate producer on "Needle," a gory thriller, filmed in Perth, Australia
Martha Byrne (ex-Lily, ATWT; ex-Andrea, GH) has created and stars in Gotham: The Series, a web serial which debuted on November 23, at 8 p.m. ET on Kim Shriner (ex-Keith, ATWT; ex-Scott, GH & PC; ex-Harrison, Y&R), Kurt McKinney (ex-Matt, GL; ex-Ned, GH), Michael Park (ex-Jack, ATWT), Lisa Peluso (ex-Lila, AW & ATWT; ex-Ava, Loving; ex-Billie, OLTL), Anne Sayre (ex-Mitzi, ATWT; ex-Pam, AW), Brianne Moncrief (ex-Colby, AMC), and Maeve Kinkaid (ex-Vanessa, GL; ex-Angie, AW) also appear. Lisa Brown (ex-Nola, GL; ex-Iva, ATWT) is directing and sharing writing duties with Martha. Follow Gotham on Facebook!
Crystal Chappell (Carly, Days; ex-Olivia, GL; ex-Maggie, OLTL) is producing a web series named "Venice." Jessica Leccia (ex-Natalia, GL), Jordan Clarke (ex-Billy, GL), Hilary B. Smith (Nora, OLTL), Gina Tognoni (ex-Dinah, GL; ex-Kelly, OLTL), Galen Gering (ex-Louis, Passions), Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian, GL), Michael Sabatino (ex-Lawrence, Days; ex-Anthony, B&B; ex-Jonathan, AMC; ex-J.T., Passions) and Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Bill, GL; ex-Scott, AMC) joined the cast. Go to for more information.
Wes Ramsey (Sam) has a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" as Dave Benton.
Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy) is producing a new web series "Web-Locked," also starring Karla Mosley (ex-Christina).  The hysterical comedy which takes you on a journey through their first years of marriage begins on Monday, November 2. The cast includes other "Guiding Light" actors Yvonna Wright Kopacz (ex-Mel), Jason Robert Moore (ex-Tanner), Zack Conroy (ex-James), and Kim Brockington (ex-Felicia).. Watch their first promo here!
David Andrew Macdonald (Edmund) has joined the cast of Broadway's "Mamma Mia" as Harry at the Winter Garden Theatre in NYC. For more info. and to purchase tickets, click here!
Nancy St. Alban (Michelle) appears in a Lean Cuisine commercial.
John Driscoll (ex-Coop) plays Phillip Chancellor IV, the son of Nina Webster (Tricia Cast) and Phillip Chancellor III (Thom Bierdz) on Y&R. Since he left Genoa City in 2001, the character has been in the Army.
Frank Dicopoulos (Frank) is featured as the voice of “Dean the Dog” in the companion CD to the children’s book “Loukoumi's Good Deeds.” Other celebrities featured include Constantine Maroulis, Jennifer Aniston, Olympia Dukakis, and Gloria Gaynor. A portion of its proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, go to
Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy Foster) appears in the CW's "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight" and in the movie "Confession" released on July 2, 2010.
Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony Santos) appears in the movie "Fire Bay" in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. It was released in 2010.
Paula Garces (ex-Pilar Santos) appears in the recurring role of Tech Vizcarrando on NBC's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."
Ritchie Coster (ex-Alfred Randall) appeared as Captain Preston in the TV mini series "John Adams," now available on DVD.
Joie Lenz (ex-Michelle), who is now going by Bethany Joy Galeotti, stars in the primetime WB series "One Tree Hill."
Melina Kanakaredes (ex-Eleni) plays Det. Stella Bonesera in CSI: New York.



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Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2012
CW's "The Vampire Diaries" Convention
Saturday ~ Zach Roerig (Matt, ex-Casey, ATWT),  Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), & Michael Trevino (Tyler)
The above also appear at the Decade Dance & Cocktail Party on Saturday night.
Sunday ~ Paul Wesley (Stefan, ex-Max, GL), Torrey Devitto (Meredith), Daniel Gillies (Elijah) & Ian Somerhalder (Damon)
Hilton Parsippany Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany, NJ
Q&A's, autograph signings, photo opportunities, and merchandise available for purchase.
Purchase tickets here!
For more information, visit
Now - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Tom Pelphrey
(Jonathan, GL; Mick, ATWT) as Mickey Deans, Garland's much-younger fifth husband
"End Of The Rainbow" on Broadway
Belasco Theater, 111 W. 44th Street, NY, NY 10036
Tickets: $40.96 - $259.43       Purchase tickets here!
For more information, visit or call 1-800-BROADWAY.
Raid OLTL and AMC's wardrobe and accessories closets courtesy of It's A Wrap!, which is hosting a sale of designer duds and other choice items from the canceled soaps at their Burbank and Beverly Hills, CA stores.
For more information, visit
Wednesday, August 29 - Sunday, October 7
Kim Zimmer (ex-Echo, OLTL; ex-Reva, GL) has joined the touring company of the hit Broadway musical Wicked playing Madame Morrible.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Click here to purchase tickets!
For more info., visit


Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 p.m.
AMC Reunion Show
John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey, AMC; ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Keith Hamilton Cobb (ex-Noah Keefer, AMC; ex-Damon, Y&R), & Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby Warner, AMC; ex-Dylan, GL; ex-BJ, ATWT; ex-Oscar, B&B; ex-Rafe, PC)
AMC trivia, autographs, Q&A, & photo ops
Treehouse Comedy, Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, CT 06614
Tickets: $80, $115 VIP tix includes 1 hr. post mix/mingle
For more info., visit or call 203-268-5857.


Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
AMC Reunion Show
John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey, AMC; ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Keith Hamilton Cobb (ex-Noah Keefer, AMC; ex-Damon, Y&R), & Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby Warner, AMC; ex-Dylan, GL; ex-BJ, ATWT; ex-Oscar, B&B; ex-Rafe, PC)
AMC trivia contest with prizes, autographs, Q&A, & photo ops
Brokerage Entertainment Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY (Long Island)
Tickets: $84, $117 VIP tix includes 1 hr. mix/mingle after show
Purchase tickets here!
For more info., visit or call 516-781-5233.
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 11:30 p.m.
AMC Reunion Show
John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey, AMC; ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Keith Hamilton Cobb (ex-Noah Keefer, AMC; ex-Damon, Y&R), & Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby Warner, AMC; ex-Dylan, GL; ex-BJ, ATWT; ex-Oscar, B&B; ex-Rafe, PC)
AMC trivia, autographs, Q&A, & photo ops
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Ferrara's Cafe', 520 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ
Tickets: $75, $110 VIP tix includes 1 hr. mix/mingle
For more info., visit or call 732-899-3900.

Please email Gisele if you know of any upcoming "Guiding Light" appearances in person or on TV!

Appearances from SOW, SOD, various web pages and emails gathered by Gisele and Suzanne

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