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Stars Strike Out Child Abuse

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Jen Lilley (Theresa, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is hosting a star-studded bowling tournament to benefit Childhelp, America's largest and longest-running nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. The event will be held on Sunday, October 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at PINZ Bowling in Studio City, CA.

Amongst the celebrity guests are daytime stars like Chrishell Stause (Jordan, DAYS; Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN), Kelly Sullivan (Sage, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Connie, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, DAYS), Ian Buchanan (Duke, GH), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS), Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS; Blair, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Kristian Alfonso (Hope, DAYS), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS; Pete, ALL MY CHILDREN), Camila Banus (ex-Gabi, DAYS), True O'Brien (Paige, DAYS) and Lauren Koslow (Kate, DAYS). "Jen is so nice -- she extended the invitation out to all the cast of DAYS and other people," Banus relates. "I'm so excited to be a part of it, to help spread awareness, to be able to be part of a great cause, and also have fun!"

For more details about the event, order tickets or simply contribute to the cause, click here.

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Obrecht: "I'm Za One Who Keeled Your Foddur!"

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Did GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nathan walk under a ladder or break a mirror or something, because he's had a really rotten few days? To start with, the judge from hell ruined his great date with Maxie. Already sullen because of that, the last thing he needed to see was a cheery Obrecht at the PCPD. It was understandable why she was happy; she was being released. Nathan didn't even know why she was arrested in the first place. After he pushed incessantly, she finally admitted, "I'm za one who keeled your foddur."

If that wasn't enough to make Nathan's head spin, she insisted that she killed Victor for Nathan. As she saw it, as long as Victor was in his life, she couldn't be certain Nathan was safe. "I'm your mudder," she smiled proudly. Yeah, well, that didn't thrill him much. His "first mother," Madeline, put his "sister" in a coma after lying to him his entire life. And Obrecht, she did one better by killing his father! "I just traded one crazy for another!" he said, storming out.

Wanting to explain everything to her son, Obrecht later went to his apartment, knocked on the door and pleaded for him to open it. And open, it did. But on the other side wasn't Nathan... it was Madeline!

Across the pond in Amsterdam, Sam and Patrick sat in a café, waiting for Tracy and, eventually, Luke. Sam was distracted by her call earlier from Silas. She was still angry that Silas kept putting his formerly comatose wife first. Oh, Sam, do you ever listen to yourself? Tracy finally showed up and, shortly thereafter, the door to the café opened. They all looked at each other like, "What the...?" Was it Luke? Or the real head of the Jerome crime family?

Over at GH, Nina was feeling frisky and wanted to "make a baby" on the spot! "I want you now and I won't take no for an answer." Apparently, she meant those words because she found a supply closet and pushed him in! She started pawing him like he was a cashmere sweater. He stopped her, which made her think he was sleeping with someone else. He assured her that wasn't the case and that he didn't hate her. "Good," she said. "Because if you hated me, I don't know what I'd do." Our best guess is that it'd be a felony of some sort.

Meanwhile, Liz was hanging out at Jake's bedside. No surprise there, right? It took some persuading, but she convinced him to have the PCPD run his fingerprints to, hopefully, learn his last name. At the same time, Epiphany was dressed to the nines for her date with Milo, unaware that their evening was going to be in the boxing gym. At first she played along, but then she was hurt beyond belief. She felt as if he was trying to get her to lose weight. He apologized said sincerely, "I wouldn't change a thing [about you.]" Awwww.

Monday, Obrecht and Madeline have a tense reunion, Silas has a chat with Nina's physical therapist, and Tracy, Sam and Patrick have a chat with "whoever" came into that café! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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GH's Eddy Plays Lunch Lady!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) drops by the Disney Channel teencom GIRL MEETS WORLD tomorrow night. In "Girl Meets The Forgotten," when the kids are assigned a special lesson on appreciation, Riley and Maya are forced to work in the school cafeteria -- and things don't go too well while the girls are filling in for Eddy's lunch lady! (Does anyone else hear Adam Sandler singing in their head right now?) Tune in on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. EST.

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Chabert Explores The Single Life

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In real life, Lacey Chabert, who began her career playing a young Bianca on ALL MY CHILDREN, is a happy newlywed. However, in her upcoming film, Christian Mingle, she'll play a career woman taking on the challenge of finding an honest relationship. "It's about a girl who's unlucky in love and decides to go online and try [dating Web site] Christian Mingle, even though she's not a Christian," Chabert reveals. "I've never done it personally, but I think it's a great way for people to meet. We do everything else on-line, why wouldn't we want to meet someone?"

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Cast Your Vote #43

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Who do you want to see Nina pursue a relationship with?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, October 16. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on an ABC, CBS or NBC soap, please mail your choices to:

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Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Hobnob With The Stars!

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Spend an intimate eventing with your favorite daytime and Broadway stars at the annual Jane Elissa Extravaganza For Leukemia And Cancer Research! The event will be held at the Time Square Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Monday, November 17.

Numerous soap stars are slated to attend, including honorary chairperson Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Alicia Minshew (Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN), Sean McDermott (Hart, GUIDING LIGHT), Sonia Satra (Lucy, GL), Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and David Andrew Macdonald (Edmund, GL).

There will be special performances, auctions, a raffle and goodie bags. Tickets range in price from $125 to $500. For more information and ticket purchase, call Jane Elissa at 917-732-1085 or Lauri Landry at 646-732-9397.

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"It's Just Sex" For One Of Sonny's Old Flames!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL fans will remember Dahlia Salem as Claire, the federal prosecutor who first tried to send Sonny to jail for murder only to end up (surprise, surprise!) falling for the mobster. But now, Los Angeles-area fans can see the actress dealing with some very different relationship issues in the play It's Just Sex.

"The play is a comedy, which is always good and fun," Salem tells Soaps In Depth. "It's about six friends — all couples — who get together and something goes very askew on the night they meet up." There's no special occasion that draws the pals together. "They just haven't seen each other in a long time. They've been busy with kids and work and they all let loose when they get together while having some drinks and getting a bite."

Salem's character and her husband appear to be a content enough pair — but are they? "We do sound like a happy couple," the actress laughs. "Lisa definitely wears the pants in their relationship, which is fun to play."

Treading the boards again has been adventurous to say the least! "I haven't been on stage in 15 years," Salem says. "I'm really returning to my roots. Theater is where I got my training and where it all started for me. It's exhilarating and you have to be on your toes and be in the moment."

It's Just Sex is set to run at The Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood through Sunday, November 2. For more information on the show and to order tickets visit the play's Web site.

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Sonny And Carly: Busted!

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In Carly's world, love means never having to say, "Did you keep the receipt for this oogly necklace?" If only she had said what she was thinking, her and Franco's day would have gone so much better!

Everything looked to be going Franco's way as he and Nina spied on Carly via his phone app and the nanny cam necklace he gave his bride-to-be. She was alone in Michael's apartment with Sonny, who had his fingers crossed that she was going to tell him she was leaving Franco. But he wasn't even close. "What I wanted to say..." Carly said, speaking slowly and deliberately, "... is that you're a son of a bitch." Not quite what Sonny was hoping for, but the afternoon was young!

Nina grabbed Franco's phone and told him, "Carly passed the test. Stop obsessing." She offered to take him to lunch but he had to leave the phone behind. He whined about being phoneless but ultimately agreed. While they were away, the tone of Carly and Sonny's conversation shifted. Drastically! Sonny poured out his heart to Carly, and it worked. She stepped closer and they kissed. And they did other things, too. Right there on Michael's sofa.

When Franco and Nina returned from lunch, he picked up his phone and turned off the video feed. Unfortunately, Carly spoke, and Franco heard something he didn't want to hear. "I spent the afternoon in my son's apartment having sex with you and my fiancé has no idea." She was wrong.

While Maxie was getting advice from Lulu about her hesitation to meet Nathan for a date that evening, Nathan was filling in Dante. After the Levi debacle, Maxie wasn't ready to trust her heart again, even if it meant losing Nathan. Lulu was not going to side with her BFF on this one. Instead, she encouraged Maxie to go for it. Later, Nathan sat alone at a Metro Court table for what seemed like forever. Certain he was being stood up, he was about to leave when Maxie arrived looking gorgeous.

Sam and Patrick were on their way to Amsterdam, but the flight was the last thing on her mind. She couldn't stop thinking about Danny's pull to the John Doe in ICU. She and Patrick talked about their dislike for each other when they first met, about Jason and, finally, that he received Robin's signed divorce papers. He went on to assure Sam that he got the message loud and clear that they're just friends and not to worry, he wouldn't kiss her again. Bummer.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth sat tirelessly at an unconscious and bandaged John Doe's bedside. Unaware she was talking about Jason, Monica popped in to say "John Doe" had a healthy heart. She and Liz talked about A.J. and, yes, Jason. A nurse came in later and told Liz to take a break. But the minute Liz headed for the door, the monitor beeped and Jason began to move. He was coming to!

Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, it's date night for Maxie and Nathan, Franco freaks out and Silas finally learns the surprising truth! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Sneak Peek: Benard On OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Take a minute right now and be sure you set your DVRs for this Sunday, October 5, because GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is one of the celebrities featured on the new episode of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Along with his family, Benard will appear on the popular Oprah Winfrey Network series as a follow-up to his 2004 interview with the queen of all media herself, discussing his daily struggle with bipolar disorder.

Now that you have your DVRs set to record the episode (airing at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST), Soaps In Depth has two sneak peeks for our readers!

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Baby On Board!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL star Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and his wife, Brienne, have a second child on the way! "Thank you all for the great baby wishes!" the actor tweeted. "Coming in May." The couple are already parents to son Greysun James, who celebrates his 5th birthday tomorrow, October 3. Congratulations!

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