BY DANA BLOCK
Special to the Times
'OLTL' vet not diving into another role yet
Q: I heard that Bree Williamson is joining the cast of General Hospital. Is she going to play a new character, or is she a recast of someone from the past?
A: Ever since the cancellation of One Life to Live and All My Children, fans have been speculating which popular actors will be snatched up by the four remaining daytime soaps. After rumors began circulating fiercely around Williamson (ex-Jessica, OLTL) heading to Port Charles, the actor took to her Twitter page to set the record straight. She said not only is she not joining GH, but that the "only person I'm 'in talks' with is my son about a diaper change. And the deal stinks."
Daytime guy stillon the dark side
Q: Is Zach Roerig still on the series Vampire Diaries?
I don't watch the show but liked him on As the World Turns.
I seem to recall him in the cast photos when the series debuted, but have yet to see him in any magazine articles or advertisements since.
A: Yes, Roerig is still among the cast of the hit CW series Vampire Diaries, which also stars several other former soap actors, including Paul Wesley (ex-Max, Guiding Light), Susan Walters (ex-Diane, The Young and the Restless) and Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin, The Bold and the Beautiful).
Casey Hughes wasn't Roerig's last soap role. After ATWT, he played Hunter on OLTL, before turning up on the critically acclaimed prime-time drama Friday Night Lights as Cash.
Hunt is on for soap scrapbooks
Q: What was the name of those coffee-table-style books on each of the daytime soaps about 10 or 20 years ago?
I used to have a couple but regrettably sold them back to a used bookstore. Are they still available?
A: It's hard to believe it's been almost 20 years since the books you remember were published, but you still can find some copies of the following on Amazon.com or Ebay.com:
General Hospital: The Complete Scrapbook,One Life to Live: Thirty Years of Memories and All My Children: The Complete Family Scrapbook, all written by Gary Warner; The Young and the Restless: Special Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition, by Barbara Irwin and Mary Cassata; As the World Turns: The Complete Family Scrapbook(Special 40th Anniversary Edition), by Julie Poll; Guiding Light: The Complete Family Album, by Julie Poll and Caelie M. Haines; Another World 35th Anniversary: The 35th Anniversary Celebration, by Julie Poll; and The Bold and the Beautiful: A 10th Anniversary Celebration by Robert Waldron.
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