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After many weeks of of expectation, the first issue of Santa Barbara Anniversay magazine is finally released (see the News of 01/03) ! Realized by a German fan of Santa Barbara, the magazine contains thirty pages, with articles and interview, photos in colors and even a poster. Since January (the date it was awaited), the magazine has changed of cover... and of price. It can be ordered via the site of E-Bay.

Harley Jane Kozak as a writer, second part !


Harley Jane Kozak had promised it : her first novel, Dating Dead Men would not stay without a continuation (see the News of February 2004). One year later, is published today in all the good American bookshops Dating is Murder, the continuation of this first book. The ex-Mary DuVall of Santa Barbara finds again there her heroine of Dating Dead Men, Wollie Shelley, confronted this time to the disappearance of her best friend, but above all to the research of the ideal man who will make a perfect father for her...
A lot of humor and some very actual thoughts about the status of the single women and the drifts of the me
dias make of this second work a novel to enjoy without waiting anymore...

Roscoe Born is restless


The news will ravish his many fans in the United States : Roscoe Born (ex-Robert Barr and ex-Quinn Armitage) will rejoin The Young and the Restless. The actor will play there the character of Tom Fisher since April 07.
The Young and the Restless is always one of the last soaps not to have welcomed Roscoe in its walls. The actor has indeed already appeared in Ryan's Hope, One Life to Live (see the
News of January 2003), Santa Barbara, The City, All my Children, Days of our Lives, As the World Turns and Guiding Light (see the News of July 2001). Divorced with Roberta Bizeau Weiss (ex-Flame Beaufort) with who he has a daughter, Alberta Mary, Roscoe is now a single man.

The nominations at the 32th Daytime Emmy awards


The nominations at the 32th Daytime Emmy awards felt today. And guess who get nominated in the category of the best outstanding lead actress ? For the third consecutive year : Nancy Lee Grahn (for General Hospital) gets herself confronted to Kim Zimmer (for Guiding Light).
A little more of surprises on the other hand in the other categories, since Jack Wagner (ex-Warren Lockridge) is nominated for the Emmy of the best outstanding lead actor for The Bold and the Beautiful, Crystal Chappell (ex-Jane Kingsley) for the Emmy of the best supporting actress for Guiding Light, and Justin Deas (ex-Keith Timmons) for the Emmy of the best supporting actor, also for Guiding Light. Results of the votes on May 20, on the CBS.

Jack Wagner in songs


Jack Wagner as a singer ? The actor has already been seen in action in Santa Barbara and The Bold and the Beautiful (see the News of February 2004), but not on a scene. It is now done with two first lives organized in April in the United States.
The ex-Warren Lockridge went back also in studio in order to record a new album, named Dancin' In the Moonlight, which will contain Goin' Back Again, the song he interpreted last year in The Bold and the Beautiful.
Jack Wagner plays the character of Dominick Marone in The Bold and the Beautiful for almost three years.

On screens


A point on the cinema and television appearances of the formers stars of Santa Barbara in the weeks to come...
On February 24 is released in the United States The Mongol King, which marks the return on screens of John Considine (ex-Grant Capwell). The film, directed by Anthony Vallone, tells the investigation of a journalist on the past of one of her professors.
On March 02, it is the turn of France to welcome on its screens the last movie of Téa Leoni Duchovny (ex-Lisa DiNapoli), Spanglish (see the
News of 12/12).
Finally, the American televiewers will be able, on March 11 on Disney Channel, to discover Jane Sibbett (ex-Jane Wilson) in the TV movie Buffalo Dreams, where she plays the character of Blaine Townsend. Jane is besides currently occupied to double Joy, one of the characters of the animated movie Charlotte's Web, which will be released in June 2006 in the United States
. She then approaches, behind the micro, nobody else but Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates and Steve Buscemi !

Stephen Meadows divorces


On the main page of the wordly news : the divorce, after fourteen years of marriage, of Stephen Meadows (ex-Peter Flint) and his wife Leeza Gibbons. The couple has three children, Alexis, Troy and Nathan. The actor has not played in front of a camera since 1999.

John Callahan out of the door


It was for a year that ABC was launching rumours about this subject, it is now official : John Callahan is fired from All my Children. The ex-Craig Hunt of Santa Barbara played there the - very appreciated - part of Edmund Grey since 1992. It is besides on the stage of this soap that he had met, then married in 1996, Eva LaRue (ex-Margot Collins), before their divorce last year (see the News of August).
ABC explains its decision by economy needs, which push it to get separed of many actors of its daytime programs. The fans of All my Children stay without voice...

The book of the month


After six (long) months of wait, Jed Allan's autobiography has finally been released in the United States (see the News of July). Please, Spell the Name Right !, co-written with Rusty Fischer, recalls Jed's theatrical, cinematographic and televised career, Santa Barbara in head. Jed talks of course of his professional experiences in front of the cameras, but also of his colleagues, his friends and his family.
Published by McKenna Publishing Group, the book can be ordered from
the site of the publisher or

Homage : Virginia Mayo (1920-2005)


Virginia Mayo, named in fact Virginia Clara Jones, died this January 17. She was 85. Great American actress, she was, at the occasion of her last roles, the touching Peaches Delight in Santa Barbara in 1984.
Her carreer on screen begins in 1943 in the movie Jack London. Then follow between others The Princess and the Pirate, The Best Years of our Lives, White Heat, The Flame and the Arrow, Captain Horatio Hornblower,
King Richard and the Crusaders, where her partners are James Cagney, Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster or Ronald Reagan. In 1947, she marries the actor Michael O'Shea (deceased in 1973), with who she will have a daughter, Mary Catherine in 1953. These last years, she made herself more discreet, favouring her family to the stages of cinema and television. Virginia Mayo died in Thousand Oaks, California, of a heart failure.

Read also : an article about Virginia Mayo (1987)

On screens in the United States


Cinema and television : two screens to look for if you stay in the United States this month of January. First on January 14, Paula Trickey (ex-Tonya Vargas) will be Claire Harriman in the mystery TV movie McBride : Murder Past Midnight on The Hallmark Channel.
The following day, on January 15, it is Richard Hatch (ex-Stephen Slade) who will have the honors of the good theaters, starring in The Rain Makers, a dark and violent movie.
You will then have to wait until January 30 to refind Paul Johansson (ex-Greg Hughes), in the movie Farewell to Raskolnikov's. Paul plays there Jake Benjamin, an egocentric but talented writer who get proposed a weird deal from a publisher : he will be published if he accepts to make her a child. A strange film to discover...
Finally, we expect a lot of Nine Lives, the last movie of Robin Wright Penn (ex-Kelly Capwell), which will be presented in premiere on January 24 at the
Sundance Film Festival. Robin is Diana, one of the nine women of the title, who tries to escape from her everyday life, at the sides of Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Sissy Spacek (see the News of 08/30).

Marcy Walker reverses the engine


Marcy Walker has finally not finished the contact with All my Children ! Whereas she had refused the producers' offer to appear only occasionally in the soap and had prefered to leave definitively the program (see the News of 10/17), the actress came back on her decision at the end of December. Marcy has indeed accepted to play in a few new episodes which will be aired next week in the United States.
While waiting for some new sporadic appearances during this year ?

Professor Lane Davies


We knew Lane Davies as an actor, a singer, a theater director... He is now a professor ! The ex-Mason Capwell is indeed going to dispense some lessons of interpretation of William Shakespeare's works at the Dalton state college center for continuing education, between next March 07 and 28.
The actor will be also on stage on February 04 and 05 in the part Romeo and Juliet, at the
Scherr forum theatre of the countrywide performing arts center of the Thousand Oaks civic arts plaza, with his company, the Kingsmen Shakespeare company (source : Starring Lane Davies).



On a German fan's initiative, an English-speaking press magazine about Santa Barbara will be published this month : Santa Barbara Anniversay magazine has been especially created for the 20 years of the show. In full colors, it welcomes in its pages an "exclusive" interview of Lane Davies. A page of presentation has been created for more details. An initiative to salute.