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DOOL's Greg Vaughan Stars in New Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie!

Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler and soap opera fave Greg Vaughan are starring in a new Hallmark Channel movie, The Christmas Note, based on the New York Times Bestselling Novel by Donna VanLiere. 

The Christmas Note marks the fifth movie in The Christmas Shoes series.

The Christmas Note airs this Sunday, November 29th at 9/8c pm on Hallmark Channel Movies & Mysteries. Check out the promo below: 

UPDATE: Youthful Daze Creator Bryan James Suing GH's Bryan Craig

UPDATE: Bryan Craig reached out to me today via e-mail. He says he cannot talk about the case, but that the allegations are untrue. 

If you are following General Hospital's Bryan Craig on twitter you probably saw this tweet: 


If you are like me you wondered what it was all about, particularly since Youthful Daze seems to have no shortage of high profile actors wanting to be on the show. Clicking on the tweet to see the replies revealed that Craig is apparently being sued by the show's creator, Bryan James. Further details were difficult to find, so I went right to the source and talked to Bryan James about his lawsuit.  According to him, Bryan Craig was under contract with Youthful Daze and was paid a sum total of $20,000 in advance. A problem arose when, according to James, Bryan started making excuses not to come in to work. James accuses him of being in breach of contract for that and for not promoting the show, which is apparently also included in the contract. In addition, …

Broken at Love Season 3 Coming Soon!

Received the following press release from show creator/star Karolina Sivas. Season 3 premiere date will be announced soon! 

"Broken At Love," the award winning online series (Recently awarded Best Writing (Karolina Sivas), Best Lead Actress (Karolina Sivas), Best Supporting Actress (Pamela Bowen) by the largest international web series festival, LA Web Fest) is returning for Season 3. 

"Broken At Love" chronicles the life of idealistic college girl Vivienne "Vivie" Taylor (Karolina Sivas) who gets the rare chance to meet her celebrity crush, professional tennis player Holden Gregory, and her life is turned upside down. What starts as a crush turns into much more, with friends and competing love interests further complicating things along the way.  The first two seasons can be viewed at www.brokenatlovetheseries.com or subscribe at www.youtube.com/brokenatlove

The role of the charming heartbreaker Holden Gregory for Season 3 will be taken over by Bachelorette…

Y&R Alum Tammin Sursok Set to Begin Production on Web Series

Y&R Alum Tammin Sursok (Colleen) announced on her Instagram account today that because of her recent Indiegogo campaign and a new corporate sponsor she can now begin production on her web series Aussie Girl, which is loosely based on her life as an actress. No word yet on when she expects the show to be finished or who will be starring alongside her. For now, check out her full statement below and keep checking back here for updates! 





Paula's Pick: L.A. Macabre

For several months now I have been communicating with a lovely young actress on twitter named Kacy Tiller. She recently told me about this web series called L.A. Macabreand I finally got a chance to sit down and watch it. As you know I watch a lot of shows on television and the web and I have to tell you this is the most innovative show I have seen on either medium in a while.



L.A. Macabre is where reality and fiction collide in a smart, savvy, heart racing docu-style series. It brings notorious real-life crime stories from Los Angeles to the forefront of people's minds by spinning fictional tales that are eerily similar. The series begins with the characters trying to make a documentary about a disbanded cult; but on the quest for a story, they become the story themselves when former cult members begin stalking and harassing them. Because of the show's strategic use of web cams, night vision devices, and computers we experience things as they do, and feel everything they feel,…

Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Amy Lyndon Interview

My latest interview with actress, award winning writer/producer/director and international booking coach Amy Lyndon! (She'll be guest starring in season 3 of Broken at Love) 


Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Bryan James Interview

On Friday, I chatted with Bryan James, the creator and star of the hit web series Youthful Daze. We talked about everything from the show's upcoming storylines, his upbringing, and that twitter thing with Kristen Alderson. This interview has over 8000 views so far. Watch it below and see what all the buzz is about! 





Paula's Pick: South Beach

The last few nights I have been catching up on South Beach. You may recall this is the Hulu original series starring soap opera faves Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) and Jordi Vilasuso (Tony, GL; Griffin, AMC). South Beach is dark, gritty, sexy, and every bit a soap opera. It's like General Hospital on steroids, crossed with Empire, with elements of every primetime crime drama mixed in for good measure. 



Vilasuso is very convincing in his role as ruthless mobster Isaac Santero, claiming his territory on South Beach. Sweet, gentle, good-hearted Tony he is not. As you might imagine, a storyline like this includes violence; but perhaps the most violent aspect of this show is what the audience doesn't really see. The prospect of a serial killer is introduced almost immediately and it looks like one of the main characters has already become a victim. 




Jacqueline MacInnes Wood plays Samantha Lear, the daughter of a record executive, who hooks up with one of her father's…

Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Ben Taylor Interview

Here's my chat with Ben Taylor from the band Beecher's Fault! 

Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Jeannette Ronson Interview

Last week I chatted with the newly published author of Cinderella Borscht Belt, Jeannette Ronson. Check it out!






Paula's Soapbox LIVE: The Luck Interview

I recently conducted an interview with the brother/sister musical duo The Luck. I encourage everyone to check out their music!


Michael Easton Addresses Fans on His GH Exit

Prompted by his shocking GH exit, Michael Easton has taken to Facebook to express his gratitude to the fans who've been supporting him. Read his post below: 





He has also asked that fans send any questions they have to michaeleaston2015@gmail.com as a final interview.

Paula's Pick: Weight

With all of the tweeting I have done this past year, and the interviews I have conducted with Martha Byrne about her new web series Weight, it probably seemed like a given that this would be my latest 'pick'. However, I would not take the time to devote an entire post to anything I didn't fully believe in.

Weight premiered Sunday, August 2nd, and I'm happy to say that it exceeded my expectations. I knew the show would be funny and entertaining. How could a show about a weight loss reality show contestant not be? Daryn Strauss has created something so much more than a laugh-a-minute sitcom though. This show carries much more, dare I say, weight than that. The idea behind this show is inspired. Strauss has created a world that allows viewers to peek behind the curtain, offering a glimpse at one woman's so called Cinderella story. We get to see what happens after the happily ever after.

Three time Emmy winning actress, Martha Byrne plays Claire, a woman who competes on …

Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Martha Byrne Interview July 2015

My latest interview with the lovely, talented, emmy-winning Martha Byrne!

Weight is Here!

The much anticipated web series, Weight, starring ATWT Alum Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose) is finally here! It will debut on August 2nd at 7/6c pm. During that time the cast will be hosting a virtual release party via twitter. To participate in the discussion as you watch, be sure to use #weightcrazy.







Last year I had the pleasure of chatting with Martha about the series. You can view the interview in its entirety below:




Check out the trailer and a clip from Weight:

For more info. on Weight check out the following links:
facebook.com/weighttheseriestwitter.com/weighttheseries

TMI Hollywood Hosts 1st Soap Opera Episode at Acme Comedy Theatre

TMI Hollywood will be hosting the first ever soap opera episode at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, June 14th. Tickets are available at tmihollywood.com. OLTL, Guiding Light Alum, and star of POP TV's Queens of Drama, Crystal Hunt will be hosting. Several other soap opera faves will also be in attendance, including GH Alum Kelly Thiebaud, Passions, GH Alum and star of Queens of Drama, Chrystee Pharris, and OLTL Alum John Paul Lavoisier. Creator and star of the web series Broken at Love, Karolina Sivas will be participating as well. Check out the flyer below for more details: 



Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Didi Benami Interview

I recently had the chance to chat with American Idol Season 9 Alum and Tennessee native, Didi Benami about her life post-Idol. In case you need a reminder of who Didi is, check out the clip of her Idol audition below, then watch our interview. She's such a lovely, talented person.






Songs from GH and Y&R 5/11/15 - 5/15/15

The following is a list of songs that were featured on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless for the week of May 11, 2015. If I missed any please feel free to mention them in the comment section!


The Young and the Restless-

5/11/15

The Gray by Daena Jay

My Heart is Yours by Joseph Pfeifer

5/15/15

Dial Tone by Ren Martinez

Suddenly You by Kati Mac


General Hospital-

5/15/15

All Comes Down to You by Tyler Blackburn



Paula's Pick: The Misselthwaite Archives (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The Indiegogo campaign for this series has officially begun and there are great perks for donating! Make a contribution at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-misselthwaite-archives

As most of you know, in my spare time, I check out a lot of web serials and I love telling you about my new discoveries. Many people still think that if something airs online the quality must be low. I'm hoping to change that misconception, one review at a time.

My most recent discovery is a web series called The Misselthwaite Archives. From the show's title it may not be immediately clear to some viewers what it's about, but it's definitely worth your time to check out. The show is described as a modern-day adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which is right up my alley. Everyone knows I'm a sucker for shows that infuse fairy tales or classic pieces of literature into their storytelling.


The Misselthwaite Archives isn't a straight-forward retelling…

Help Broken at Love Reach Their First Indiegogo Goal!

AMC and Y&R Alum Elizabeth Hendrickson Launches Kickstarter for New Web Series!

AMC and Y&R Alum Elizabeth Hendrickson has created a new comedic web series called "30 Days Max" and she needs your help! The actress has launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund the show's first season. Over $1,000 has been pledged toward the $10,000 goal, which needs to be met by May 26th! And of course there are great perks for donating! For more details go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/784125068/30-days-max?ref=nav_search

Broken at Love Launches Indiegogo Campaign!

Broken at Love creator Karolina Sivas has set up an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the show's long anticipated third season. I spoke with her earlier tonight about it in a Google Hangout segment that is featured on the Indiegogo page. 

If you donate any amount in the first 72 hours of the campaign you will receive the first episode of season 3 before it ever premieres. Donations are being accepted now at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/broken-at-love-season-3 and there are many perks that you can earn with your contributions! So go help Broken meet their goals for season 3! 




















Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Ash Blodgett Interview

Earlier this week I chatted with writer, editor, producer, director, and vlogger, Ash Blodgett. She is also the co-founder of Laugh Stash TV.


Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Julie A. Smith Interview

ICYMI, here's the interview I did recently with Julie A. Smith, creator of the hit web series Fumbling Thru the Pieces. Please excuse some of the technical difficulties and my obvious distraction. Google kept blinking something across the screen, reminding me I needed some sort of update.


Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Tracy Melchior Interview

Last night I had the chance to chat with former star of The Bold and the Beautiful Tracy Melchior (Kristen Forrester Dominguez) about her book and her new movie "Do You Believe?" opening in theaters March 20th. Check it out below:






You can purchase Tracy's book, Breaking the Perfect 10  on Amazon 

Paula's Soapbox LIVE: Paula Rhodes and Charlie Bodin Interview

Earlier tonight I had a fun interview with actors Charlie Bodin (Chester, Hindsight) and Paula Rhodes (Wendy, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy)! Check it out!


ICYMI: The First Pajama Party of 2015!

In case you missed it, here's the first Paula's Soapbox Pajama Party of the new year featuring Liz Long, Karolina Sivas, and Laquita Cleare. We talked about Y&R, DOOL, Hindsight, Empire, The Librarians, Breaking Bad, Scandal, Blacklist, House of Cards, and much, much more!!! 



Classic Alice Needs Our Help!

You may remember a post I wrote last year about a web series called Classic Alice. Soon after that post I interviewed show creator and actress Kate Hackett, who plays Alice Rackham. I then went on to interview cast member Chris O'Brien who plays Ewan McBay. (You can view both of these below). The series just wrapped season 1 and the cast and crew are hoping to raise enough money for season 2. So far they have raised about $12,000 of their $60,000 goal. You can find more information on their fundraising campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/classic-alice-books-8-beyond. There is only about a month left to donate, with tons of perks when you do!

To watch the first season of Classic Alice go to https://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicAliceSeries

To spread the word about the campaign to save Classic Alice go to http://www.savealice.classic-alice.com





Corbin Bernsen on His Experience Purchasing Christian Mingle: The Movie

In a Facebook post earlier today, actor Corbin Bernsen wrote about the touching experience he had while attempting to purchase his new film Christian Mingle: The Movie.