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 Joshua

Ryan or David? Who should Greenlee choose?

One of the biggest front burner story lines on All My Children is the Ryan/Greenlee/David triangle, and there are a few reasons why I like it.

I’ll be the first to say that I don’t like Ryan (Cameron Mathison). I like the actor, but the character just doesn’t do it for me, anymore.

When I first started watching the show, I really liked Ryan, but recently he’s become too much. The only thing they could do to make him more of the Super Hero, I-Need-A-Damsal-In-Distress kind of guy that they are making him into, would be if they dressed him in a cape.

Then there’s David (Vincent Irizarry).

If you caught Monday’s episode, Greenlee mentioned that David has done some rather, ahem, bad things in the past. But now, they are married out of convenience, and David has fallen head over heels in love (which can be a dangerous thing).

Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Vincent Irizarry (David) Photo: Adam Larkey/ABC

They have history too – he was once her brother-in-law, while she was married to Leo (Josh Duhamel)

Now, David and Ryan are fighting to be the man that Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) comes home to every night.

And here is why it’s a good story.

There are two distinct camps. Those who like Ryan and Greenlee (dubbed Rylee by fans) and those who like David and Greenlee (dubbed GreeD by fans).

Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan). Photo: ABC/Carol Kaelson

Both of these groups have a big following, and I can’t help but compare it to 2008 when there was a split between the Rylee fans and the Ailee fans (Aidan and Greenlee). That story was done nicely.

Now, the downside to writing this well: If Greenlee ends up with Ryan, GreeD fans will be upset; and if Greenlee ends up with David, Rylee fans will be upset.

So where do you stand on the debate?

Do you enjoy the breath of fresh air that is GreeD, or do you believe the history between Ryan and Greenlee will pull them back together?

Who is the love of Greenlee’s life?

I made my stand on who I think Greenlee should be with on my All My Children post about new couples, but where do you stand?

By Joshua

The new writing at All My Children is evident now more than ever with the heating up of couples we never would have expected.

When Adam (David Canary) and Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) got married, we all knew she’d cheat on him. But we all thought it would be with his nephew, Scott (Adam Mayfield), not with Adam’s own son, JR (Jacob Young).

David Canary (Adam), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) and Jacob Young (JR) Photo: ABC/Carol Kaelson

JR and Annie are, frankly put, hot.

J.R. isn’t as interesting when paired with boring Marissa (Brittany Allen). Not that Allen is a bad actess, but the writers didn’t need to make her Babe 2.0. She isn’t a very interesting character. And we know that they do have feelings for each other.

Then, we have David (Vincent Irizarry) and Greenlee (Rebecca Budig).

AMC is going back to basics in this marriage of convenience turned into a love story.

Hey, it worked for Zach and Kendall, why not for David and Greenlee.

I personally find David and Greenlee (dubbed GreeD by online fans) to be great. They’ve certainly mixed it up having Greenlee marry her former brother-in-law.

Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Vincent Irizarry (David) Photo: Adam Larkey/ABC

And even if the focus of this entry is about new couples, I’d like to give a final shout out to Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach) on their brief return.

Finally, there’s one last person to mention.

Since the new writing regime, we’ve been seeing a lot more of Jackson (Walt Willey). And he has been sharing screentime with Erica (Susan Lucci), of course.

But with Krystal (Bobbie Eakes) going to work for him, will Erica find competition?

Jackson (Walt Willey) and Krystal (Bobbie Eakes) Photo: Michael Yarish/ABC

AMC is changing it up in many ways, but will these new (and possibly up and coming) couples, will it enter a new era of greatness?