The turbulent life and times of Anna Nicole Smith are set to play out onscreen yet again in an upcoming Lifetime telefilm called “Anna Nicole,” but this time, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Agnes Bruckner (ex-Bridget Forrester) will be in the (super high-heeled) shoes of the controversial public figure.
The 27-year-old actress, who’s also know for her roles on “Private Practice” and “24,” admits that taking on the role of the vivacious vixen was probably one of the more challenging things she’s ever done. “I was terrified; I had anxiety attacks before we started,” she recalls. “I had about two weeks to do research… and it was such a challenging role for me. I’ve never really played a character like this before, so I really just had to step back and tell myself, ‘It’s going to be okay.’”
It’s time to bust out your party hats, because “All My Children’s” Michael E. Knight (ex-Tad Martin) is finally back in the spotlight! As TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports, the ‘AMC’ veteran — who played Tad the Cad for nearly 30 years when the sudser was on ABC — has landed a guest-starring role on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”
“Passions” stars Natalie Zea (Gwen Winthrop) and Travis Schuldt (Ethan Winthrop) have sealed the deal and decided to get married! After 10 years of dating — which began when the couple met while filming for the now-defunct sudser — Schuldt finally popped the question.
Bad news, Kate/Connie fans: Word on the street is that “General Hospital’s” Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) is exiting the canvas! Soap Opera Digest broke the news that the actress, who began the role of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) fashionable childhood sweetheart in 2011, will soon be leaving the canvas.
“Days of our Lives” Eric Winter (ex-Rex DiMera) may have left Salem, but now he’s got some serious witches to deal with: He’s been cast as a series regular on Lifetime’s “Witches of East End!”
Longtime actor Jerry Ayres — also known as Gerald Holt Ayres, Jr — died of natural causes at his home in Valley Village, California, on May 14. Soap fans may remember Ayres as “Dynasty’s” Tom, as “General Hospital’s” David Hamilton, which he played from 1978 to 1979, or as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Conway Weston, which he played from 1987 to 1988.
Hot on the heels of TVGN’s “The Young and the Restless On-Set: inFANity” special celebrating the network’s acquisition of “Y&R” (whose same day evening episodes are moving from SOAPnet to TVGN beginning Monday, July 1 at 7PM ET/PT) comes the much anticipated “Countdown to the Young and the Restless” special, which features a live audience asking questions of the sudser’s biggest stars!
Oprah Winfrey has come through for soap fans after all! For a special summer soap opera event, the legendary daytime star’s network has acquired the rights to the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” both of which will air for an exclusive 10-week limited engagement.
She makes motherhood look effortless and just won her fifth Emmy, making everyone wonder if there’s anything “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Heather Tom (Katie Logan) can’t do. Well, apparently not, as she’s also quite the interior design expert, which she has proven alongside her husband, James Achor, in the pair’s new HGTV design show, “Renovation Unscripted.” But don’t fret if you missed the premiere of the fun reality series: HGTV is airing episodes this weekend!
If you loved her as “The Young and the Restless’” Mary Jane Benson/Patty Williams, you’ll love Stacy Haiduk in ABC Family’s “Twisted,” a murder mystery drama in which the actress has joined on a recurring basis.