Trevor St. John (Victor, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Wendy Moniz (Dinah, GUIDING LIGHT) will starring in the upcoming film The Grief Of Others. According to Variety, the daytime alums are set to join SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Rachel Dratch in the adaptation of Leah Hager Cohen's book about a couple (St. John and Moniz) whose baby dies soon after his birth and the parents struggle to put their lives back together. The emotional drama will begin filming in April in Nyack, NY.
Cady McClain (Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN; Rosanna, AS THE WORLD TURNS) is self-publishing her memoir, titled Murdering My Youth. And the actress is having a contest in which fans can vote on what the final cover will be! Click here to pick your favorite!
"The book is a series of my memories about growing up in an alcoholic environment," McClain shares with Soaps In Depth. "It is also a raw, brutally honest look at what being in 'show business' can entail for a young girl and the extremely close relationship I had with my mother."
The two-time Emmy winner says that she's been told that the book should come with a warning. "There's a lot of violence in it," she allows.
What led McClain to join the list of soap stars who've chronicled their life stories? "I was inspired by a woman who asked me to be the keynote speaker at her writers' conference in Kansas City called Write The Dream," she says. "She had followed my blogs throughout the years and offered to help me self-publish this book. Her encouragement was a huge part of me letting this story out into the world. I hope it inspires others to tell their story or at least to not feel so alone with their experiences."
McClain will be signing copies of Murdering My Youth at the Write The Dream Conference in Kansas City, MO, on Friday, March 7. Click this link for more information. And as the keynote speaker, she will be encouraging her audience to find their voice via a method she calls "dreaming your way to a great, personal story. It's basically like taking a person's psyche and putting it in the structure of a fairy tale or myth."
McClain say that she loves to teach and interact with other creative minds. Curious what else has been going on in her head? Then check out Flip Fantasia, her trippy short film about four young urban men coping with the tragic after-effects of a wild night out in New York City, when it screens as at the Macon Film Festival. Catch it at the Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, GA, on Friday, February 28 a 4:14 p.m. or you can watch it on YouTube by clicking this link!
Some newer viewers and even a few longtime ones have been asking questions regarding the paternity of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Ben, so we figured we'd help folks remember how this all went down!
First, the facts: Ben is not the son of Dante and Britt, no matter what the devious doc is telling people! The baby is actually Dante and Lulu's child. As of now, the only people who actually know that are Britt, Obrecht and Brad.
It just so happened that when Britt needed a baby in order to land Patrick, Dante and Lulu were attempting to have one via their surrogate, Maxie. That, you may recall, didn't end particularly well, as Maxie miscarried their child and then got pregnant with Spinelli's baby!
Britt, however, had better luck. She got a baby and at least briefly the guy. But from the beginning, smart viewers suspected that she'd stolen one of Dante and Lulu's fertilized embryos... and they were right!
With a little help from Brad, Britt managed to impregnate herself with Dante and Lulu's baby. But as of right now, what everyone believes is that Britt only used Dante's sperm sample. After all, you'll recall that Dante and his wife are under the mistaken impression that their remaining embryos were destroyed.
So while Dante now knows that he's Ben's father, there's still a major bombshell waiting to explode. How will Nikolas react when he finds out that Britt's "confession" was really just another in a string of deceptions?
Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a lively volley of back and forth bitch slapping! That's right, love was in the air for almost everyone in Port Charles. While GENERAL HOSPITAL's Duke was trying desperately to make up with Anna, Sonny was charming Olivia with a diamond necklace, Ava was seducing Morgan, Nikolas was preparing to propose marriage and Molly and T.J. agreed that they were ready for "that," Britt and Elizabeth were exchanging threats and handprints on the other's cheek!
The day began with Duke showing up at Anna's office with a gentle smile and huge red roses. But to his surprise he was greeted not with a "thank you" but with a look of absolute annoyance that he was to make amends. Anna had it locked in her head that as long as he worked for Sonny, their relationship was at an impasse. As she saw it, she couldn't be with a man who was a criminal by choice. He'd be happy to walk away from Sonny once he knew they were safe from Julian's threat, but not until.
"The Jeromes have to be vanquished and then we can go back to our regular lives where you risks life and limb and I wanders aimlessly around the streets looking for employment," Duke snapped. It wasn't until he asked if she was willing to lose what they had that she began to soften. He didn't let go of her during the 20 years he was captive in a Turkish prison and he wasn't going to let her go now. Tears rolled down Anna's face and she kissed him. She couldn't turn him away either.
Liz arrived at Wyndemere to talk to Britt, who knew something ugly was about to happen. Through a fake smile and condescending tone, Liz returned Ben's hairbrush, saying it must have accidently fallen in her purse. With a triumphant grin plastered on her porcelain face, Liz said, "Just like, accidentally, the other day, I picked up Dante's water bottle and then I accidentally took a hair from Ben's hairbrush and took it to the lab. And then I accidentally had it tested against Dante's DNA. And then... I accidentally read the test results." But Britt could dish it out as good as she was forced to take it, even calling Liz a lying, cheating whore! With that, Liz slapped her. Then Britt tested her by daring her to do it again. So Liz did! And Britt slapped her back!
Nikolas and Spencer brought V Day gifts to Dante and Lulu. Thanks to Spencer's overactive mouth, he let it slip that Nikolas bought Britt a ring. At first Lulu was surprised that he was going to propose to Britt, but then Nik not only assured her that he loved Britt, he even told her why. Lulu approved. When the two Cassadine men returned home, Britt was still rattled by her encounter with Liz and was prepared to tell him the truth about little Ben.
While, Molly and T.J. were profess sing their love and agreeing their first time had to be safe and special, Ava was handing over a flash drive to Sonny that had all of Julian's secrets. Morgan was impressed, Sonny not so much. He wanted to wait until the info checked out before passing judgment on Ava. But until that was done, he insisted Morgan treat Ava "like the enemy she is." Morgan agreed to that for all of two and a half minutes!
Next week, Franco fights for his life, Patrick learns the truth from Robin and Liz makes a move! Don't forget: 2:00 ET and 1:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
ALL MY CHILDREN's Natalie Hall (Colby) is headed back to high school in The CW's new drama, STAR-CROSSED, and she's okay with it. After all, she's playing that vivacious, popular girl that everyone wanted to be with one unique exception: She's sharing the hallways with aliens! "It's raw, edgy and dark." Hall previews. "It's a little bit District 9 and a little bit ROSWELL... it's really exciting to be a part of."
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Kimberly McCullough (Robin) is preparing to leave GENERAL HOSPITAL again, and has announced her "Not Good-Bye But See You Later Tour" which will comprise nearly a month of events allowing the actress to say farewell to her fans in person... and vice versa!
"Because I don't like good-byes, I'm saying 'See you later,'" McCullough explains. "Come have a blast with me, chatting about all things GH! There will be cool merchandise, new photos and an exclusive GH diary written by yours truly. Hope to see you there!"
The tour kicks off on Friday, February 21, in the actress' hometown of Fresno, CA, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A location will be announced closer to the date of the event, but seating is limited. Tickets will run you $100, and you can find a link to purchase them as well as more information about the event and future tour dates on McCullough's Web site at this link.
GENERAL HOSPITAL has confirmed that Natalia Livingston is returning to the soap as Emily! Unfortunately for fans, it will just be in spirit form for a brief stint, as the character was killed off in 2007. Livingston last brought Emily's ghost to Port Charles for a visit in April of 2013 for the soap's 50th anniversary when Tracy and Monica were visited by the spirits of Emily, Alan and Rick. Who will Emily appear to this time around? At this time, no further details are available, but we'll let you know as soon as we have any!
GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Kin Shriner (Scotty) and Lynn Herring (Lucy) are going to be holding some special fan events on the East Coast on Saturday, March 8!
First, at 2:00 p.m., the duo will be at Sutton Place in Long Beach, NY. Tickets are $65, and include a meet-and-greet, a Q&A session, photo ops and autographs. Then later that day, at 7:00 p.m., the daytime vets will be holding a private dinner in Astoria, NY. Tickets for that very special evening are $150.
For more information and to order tickets for these events or many others, call (718) 728-8581 or visit the Coastal Entertainment Web site.
What starts out as a guys' weekend turns into something far worse for a group of adventure-seeking friends in the new independent film Unidentified starring GENERAL HOSPITAL's Parry Shen (Brad)!
The sci-fi comedy follows four friends who must skip town in a hurry after getting into a heap of trouble with a loan shark during a wild weekend in Las Vegas. Yet as they try to escape their gambling debts, the pals discover that something unearthly is stalking them in the Nevada desert. (Think: The Hangover meets Paranormal Activity!)
"It's the first movie I ever produced, and I also co-wrote and star in it. I had my hands all over it, so it was very gratifying," Shen shares with Soaps In Depth.
Unidentified is available now on DVD or digital download through Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, XBOX, and PlayStation. The links for any of those platforms are readily available at www.unidentifed-movie.com. You can view the official trailer here, and Shen and his partners have also posted a 3-minute clip of how they really sent a camera up into space for the film, which you can view here!
Shen will be giving one lucky In Depth reader a personally autographed copy of the DVD, so be sure to enter our giveaway here!