By Michele Dargan

Hey Gang!

I’ve got a really great soap opera event to tell you about.

Have you ever wanted to hear the Divas of Daytime and meet them in person?

Divas of Daytime: Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, Bobbie Eakes

The Divas consist of three uber-talented singers who also happen to be soap stars: Kassie DePaiva (Blair/OLTL), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal/AMC) and Kathy Brier (Marcie/OLTL).

How would you like to meet the incredibly talented Vincent Irizarry, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of the devishly endearing Dr. David Hayward?

Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward/AMC)

You’ll have the opportunity to do all of the above if you attend the December 18 Concert and Meet and Greet from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.) in Largo, FL.

You can attend the concert and meet the stars in an intimate setting at the East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo, FL.

Sisters Barbie and Patti are running the event.

And let me tell you – they KNOW how to put on a first-class event and they give you the most one-on-one time with the stars than other fan events that I’ve attended.

I know this because I attended an event they ran in Largo last November. Vincent was there, along with Walt Willey (Jackson/AMC) and Forbes March (Nash/OLTL).

It was sooo much fun!

They don’t rush you in terms of spending time with the stars.

And they have great raffle prizes with the money going to a fantastic charity.

Read below for details on how you can attend this super event!

Advance ticket purchase is $85 per person, and the reservation deadline is December 12th. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door, if available, for $100. All tickets are non-refundable.

Forms of accepted payment are check or money order, made payable to: PATTI WERNYSKI, and mailed with a SASE to the following address:

Ms. Patti Werynski
10215 Regal Drive #5
Largo, FL 33774

VISA or MASTERCARD payments over the phone are also accepted. For more information, please call Patti at (727) 410-0427. You may also send inquiries by e-mail at: designers.image@hotmail.com.

A receipt will be mailed back to you. Your name/table assignment will be at available at the registration check-in table, on the day of the event. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

Portion of the proceeds to benefit ‘My Hope Chest’ – a nonprofit organization that provides funding for reconstruction surgery to women who have survived breast cancer.

Raffle gifts and auction items will be offered at the event.

There are available hotel rooms, which were set aside for this event at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Be sure to say you are with the “Soap Star Event”!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Largo Central Park
Phone: (727) 581-3900
210 Seminole Blvd.
Largo, FL 33770
Fax: (727) 581-3933
Website: http://www.hiexpress.com/largo-clrwater

If you’re on Facebook, click here for the Divas Facebook page.

Seats are limited and going fast!

By Michele Dargan

Would someone please tell me how Ross Rayburn went from this laid back sorta simple guy to a psycho abusive nut job in what seems to be seconds?

I don’t recall a character doing a 180 degree personality turnaround in such a short time.

Because last time I checked Ross (Michael Lowry) was this surfer dude living on the beach in Tahiti.

And before that, Ross spent some significant time stranded with Tea (Florencia Lozano) on that deserted island.

But, as far as I could see, there was no evidence of violence in his personality.

Au contraire!

He appeared to be understanding and even romantic towards Blair in the beginning.

Of course the writers only let that last for a nano-second before changing Ross into a raving lunatic!

First of all, there’s a lot of chemistry between Michael Lowry and Kassie DePaiva (Blair).

And I really thought they were going in the direction of putting those two together.

But no. That would have made sense.

Instead, TPTB turns Ross – in a matter of days – into a domestic batterer – nearly beating and choking Tea to death.

Then, he breaks out of jail and kidnaps the kid he’s supposed to love at gunpoint and then kidnaps Blair too…

Huh?

Ross holds a gun on Blair (ABC/Lou Rocco)

Ross holds a gun on Blair (ABC/Lou Rocco)

It just doesn’t fit AT ALL!

I mean does anyone else buy this complete and utter turnaround???

And the way that things are going, I don’t think it’s going to end well for Ross.

Which is a real shame, because I think there was a lot of potential and possibilities with his character.

But THAT would take a liiiiiitle bit of creativity, some good character development and good writing!

Have you seen the latest SOAPnet promo for the ABC soaps?

It’s many of the ABC daytime actors singing and mugging to “Jingle Bell Rock.”

It is so hysterical!

And I love that they have Bo and Nora dancing!

Check it out below!