Keeping up with the Guiding Light Alumni

This blog will now aim to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with the former GL cast members as they explore new horizons. Many of the stars you loved are involved in new projects, some in the genre, some on stage, while others have ventured on to something completely different! This blog is written and maintained by Tracey and Mike. If you have information you wish to submit for publication please contact one of us and we will consider your request!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Guiding Light Alums Get Emmy Prenoms

Several former Guiding Light stars received Daytime Emmy prenoms:
Leading actor: Jerry VerDorn for One Life to Live and Ricky Paull Goldin for All My Children
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni for One Life to Live
Supporting Actor: Rick Hearst for Bold and the Beautiful
Best Young Actor: Zack Conroy for Bold and the Beautiful

We Love Soaps Interviews Kim Zimmer

We Love Soaps posted an entertaining interview with Kim Zimmer about her Off-Broadway play, One Life to Live and her book set to hit the shelves in August.

Click here to read the interview.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oprah Tweets that Scripted TV is Too Expensive

When Oprah asked for soap fans to come forward and tell her why they deserved to be crowned "The World's Biggest Soap Fan" many fans began reading into it....far too much. A few days later she aired an episode of her show where she invited some of the soap world's biggest names to be her guests, including Susan Lucci. That same week she added a poll to her site asking fans to vote for their all-time favorite show....and again many fans began reading into what it all means.

I do not know Oprah Winfrey. I have no inside information, but it seems to me that she is simply looking to do a show on soap fans, and nothing more. In a Tweet earlier today Oprah had this to say when asked if she planned on adding scripted programming, "Not now, 2expensive, the network will evolve to be of service and self-help."

The fact remains that PGP who owns the rights to Guiding Light and As the World Turns and all of their characters has shown no signs of being interested in selling the shows off, even to the highest bidder. No one seems to know the reason why that is, but the fact remains the same, if they aren't for sell, no one can buy them and bring them back.

The sad fact is that for GL it has been a year and a half since it went off the air, and if it were going to be saved, it would have happened would have happened before it went off the air and everything related to it went up for sale and/or was destroyed. The same can now be said for ATWT, only six months after its last epsiode.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kim Zimmer Fans Invited to LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE


See Kim Zimmer in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Smash Sensation LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE for $45.

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, is the toast of Off-Broadway. Entering its second smash year at the Westside Theatre, this intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, directed by Karen Carpenter and produced by Daryl Roth, is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. Like the book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and poignant stories that everyone can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York. Joining Kim Zimmer will be Katrina Bowden ("30 Rock"), Sabrina Le Beauf ("The Cosby Show"), Orfeh (Legally Blonde the Musical), and Barbara Rhoades (The Goodbye Girl).
Kim Zimmer Fans don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of this special ticket price!
Use code LLSKZ75 to purchase tickets for $45
for performances February 16 to March 20, 2011. NOW ON SALE!
(Regular price: $79)