May 19, 2008By Mara Levinsky Posted: May 19, 2008
I read my colleague Lauren Flynn's blog from last week with great interest. Our office went nuts when Snoop did his brilliant cameo on ONE LIFE TO LIVE (I still can't get his cover of the show's theme song out of my head!) and I'm glad to see that although it took some coaxing, her boyfriend (who I love) finally capitulated and treated himself to the fun episodes in which Snoop appeared. (And he even became intrigued by the other stories. Good job, ONE LIFE!) I've been talking up those eps so much that two of the men in my life are coming over to watch them tonight on my DVR!
Last week I hopped over to the ALL MY CHILDREN studio to talk to Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) and her husband, David Steen, about SORDID LIVES, a show he recently filmed for LOGO. Bobbie has a cameo in it (as a soap star), and the star-studded cast includes Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea and Olivia Newton-John. David's character is married to Caroline Rhea but having a steamy affair with Rue McClahanan, and it's obvious that he had the time of his life working on the project. Bobbie went to visit David on the set in Shreveport, LA, and when she was out to brunch in the town, who should she run into but Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca), who was there shooting the upcoming movie Day One with Jack Black and Michael Cera. Bobbie and David are one of my favorite real-life soap couples (and not just because they offered to dog-sit for my yorkie while I was away at my 10-year college reunion!) Their affection and affinity for one another practically radiates off of them, and it's heartwarming to see.
Speaking of my college reunion, when I was visiting the campus I'd called home for 4 years, I was awash in memories of wonderful times spent with friends, and it occurred to me that so many of my very best times there were spent in the living room of my dorm, watching GENERAL HOSPITAL with the other diehard fans. We were so wild for Sonny and Brenda in those days that we planned our classes around GH. I feel very blessed that even in my adult, professional life, I get to follow the wonderful world of daytime drama alongside an equally passionate and intelligent group of viewers ... but now they're my co-workers, not my classmates!