Friday, April 8, 2011

Deadliest Catch CatchCon 2011 - April 9th Live Event

How cool! I've never heard of this, but it is not the first one. There is a Deadliest Catch Fan Festival. This years event is at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle on April 9th from 12p-6p. I wish I lived closer to Seattle. I would be there! Go here to register for the event.

At Catch Con 2011 you get to meet some of the captains and tour the fishing vessels of the Deadliest Catch Crews and best of all its FREE. Yes free, you don't see that very often.

If your not in the Seattle area you can watch the event live by going to the Discovery site.

There are clips of the Deadliest Catch Catch Con 2010 up on the site now.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jake & Josh Harris Cornelia Marie Deadliest Catch People Magazine

I just ran across some information on Jake and Josh Harris of the Cornelia Marie in an article in People Magazine. I don't know when the article was published, but it had some interesting tidbits I thought I would share.

Jake did make it into rehab, shortly after the DUI incident for addiction to prescription pain medication, which he said he took because of sport and fishing injuries.  He spent a month and a half in rehab. Like I said I don't know when the article was published so I don't know how this times out with the Captain of the Cornelia Marie, Derrick Ray, calling the police on Jake in November 2010.  (Can find more on Derrick Ray incident in previous post)

While Jake was working on recovery, Josh was working on keeping the Cornelia Marie running. When Josh was finally able to take a break and grieve for his father, he said he had a nervous breakdown. Said his emotions were all over the place, even seeing a dog wagging its tail on TV would make him cry. He spent three weeks driving around Florida to clear his head.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Genie Francis Joins Young & Restless - Y&R

Wow this is exciting news!

Genie Francis will join the cast of The Young & The Restless at the end of May as Cane Ashby's mother. I can't wait, not only does this make her Cane's (Daniel Goddard) mother but Colin Atkinson's (Tristan Rogers) wife. I can't wait to see the two of them together again.

Let me back up a bit for those of you who don't know. Genie Francis played Laura on General Hospital. I think most soap watchers if they didn't watch GH have at least heard of the infamous Luke & Laura. I didn't watch GH back then, but have seen many clips of the wedding and more recently the return of Laura to General Hospital. This is exciting news.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One Life To Live Roger Howarth To Return - OLTL

Soap Digest announced today that Roger Howarth will return to One Life To Live (OLTL).

Roger Howarth previous played the role of Todd Manning, before Trevor St. John.

I have only watched OLTL while Trevor St. John was playing Todd Manning so he is the only Todd I am familiar with.  I must say I have heard a lot about Roger Howarth recently and have watched clips of him as Todd. He is quite nice to look at. Roger is due to appear on the show in May.

All of this brings up more questions than answers for me.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

AMC - All My Children Will Not Be Canceled

News was just released that All My Children will not be canceled.

Even more good news. A new head writer Lorraine Broderick has been named. Lorraine has worked in writing positions on soaps since 1979. She will be replacing David Kreizman and Donna Swjeski.

Well maybe the powers that be are listening. Many of us have voiced our opinions about needing better scripts for the soap stars and now we have it, at least on All My Children. Let's hope for the same result on OLTL.

For everyone who emailed and called Anne Sweeney to save the show, don't forget to thank her. A thank you can go a long way.

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