Category Archives: Soap Opera Actors

Actor Matthew Cowles { Billy Clyde Tuggle, All My Children} Has Died

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger


Posted: Monday May 26, 2014 @ 6:24 p.m PST


Matthew Cowles, was best known for his role as the villain Billy Clyde Tuggle on the ABC soap opera All My Children. Cowles invented and wrote that role. He played Tuggle in the late 70s, then again in the late 80s, and returned to the role briefly in 2013.

Cowles was also a playwright. He had most recently appeared on the big screen in a supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cowles and  Actress Christine Baranski married in 1983, had two children together, and were inseparable.

The cause of Cowles death is so far unknown and unpublished. He was 69 when he died.

His manager Tsu Tsu Stanton said of Cowles, “He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone.”



All My Children – One Life To Live .. Are Back

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: hulu

Posted: Monday May 27, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m PST


Soap fans of All My Children and One life To Live and now see full episodes on “hulu” Click on the below for details and show time.

One Life To Live and All My Children Are Back On “hulu”

Dylan Patton (Will Horton on “Days of Our Lives)” Arrested For Selling Cocaine

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Source & Credit: TMZ

Posted: Friday May 17, 2013 @12:05 a.m PST

Former “Days of our Lives” actor Dylan Patton had some visitors today — a bunch of L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies who raided his house and arrested him for selling cocaine.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops got wind that the 20-year-old was allegedly selling coke out of his Agoura Hills home, so they sent an undercover cop in a few days ago to make a purchase.  We’re told deputies then got a search warrant and raided the house this morning.

Patton is currently in jail.  Bail has been set at $30,000.

Patton made appearances on several shows throughout his career — including “Cold Case” and “That’s So Raven” — but he’s best known for the role of Will Horton on “Days of Our Lives,” starring in numerous episodes of the soap between 2009-2010.

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William Roache (Ken Barlow On Coronation Street) Charged With Two Counts Of Rape

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Source: Yahoo News

Posted: Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 6:33 p.m PST




William Roache, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of rape against an underage girl, British prosecutors said.

Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow in the popular soap opera “Coronation Street”, is the latest high-profile figure to be accused of sex crimes in Britain since the death of BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile in 2011.

Savile was one of the BBC’s biggest stars in the 1970s and 1980s, but after his death police discovered he had allegedly committed sex crimes on an unprecedented scale, triggering an investigation that has netted several other celebrities.

“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Roache to be charged with two offences of rape relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1967,” said prosecutor Nazir Afzal in a statement.

Tuc Watkins (One Life To Live As David Vickers Buchanan) Has Come Out As Gay

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Source: examiner

Posted: Saturday April 27, 2013 @ 1:51 p.m PST



Actor Tuc Watkins “One Life To Live” as David Vickers Buchanan has come out as gay.



















Jack Scalia 61, (All My Children) Arrested At LAX Possessing Concealed Handgun

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Source: Entertainment Tonight

Posted: Thursday October 25, 2012 @9:16 p.m PST



 Jack Scalia  who played  Chris Stamp on “All My Children was arrested this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of possessing a concealed handgun.


“Today at approximately 1:00 p.m., Los Angeles Airport Police officers responded to Terminal 7 for a report of a weapon at the transportation security administration screening station,” Sgt. Belinda Nettles of the LAX Police said in a statement to ET. “Our investigation revealed suspect, 61-year-old Jack Tomaso Scalia of Los Angeles had an unloaded weapon in his carry on bag.”

Scalia, was later booked at LAPD 77th Division.

John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine) Of General Hospital Has Died Age 84

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Source: US Weekly

Posted: Monday September 17, 2012 @ 9:25 p.m PST



Sad news coming from ABC’s TV drama “General Hospital, actor John Ingle aka Edward Quartermaine has died at age 84. The actor passed away Sunday September 16.

The actor “died surrounded by his family in California . . . after a courageous battle with cancer,” the network shared. “Ingle last taped General Hospital this year, on August 24, and his final appearance aired September 11.
RIP Mr. Ingle

JOHN INGLE AKA Edward Quartermaine HAS DIED

Nick Santino (Soap Actor) Commits Suicide After Puppy Euthanized

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Blog Source: New York Post – Josh Saul (Full Story Credit) TMZ

Photo Credit: New York Post

Posted: Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 8:34 am PST

Topic: Nick Santino


Soap Actor Nick Santino has committed suicide on his 47th birthday according to, New York Post. Brooklyn-born Santino whose TV credits include  “The Guiding Light” and “All My Children”

Santino adopted his dog Rocco from a shelter after being  raised in an orphanage and foster homes, he began to write about his pet on Facebook, writing, “I did not rescue Rocco, Rocco rescued me.”

But in 2010, his building at 1 Lincoln Plaza announced strict new dog regulations, including a ban on pit bulls. The ban didn’t apply to pit bulls already in the building, but friends and neighbors said Santino began to be harassed.

“People were complaining about his dog,” said neighbor Kevan Cleary, 63, an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. “It was open season on him.”

Rocco couldn’t ride in the main elevators and wasn’t allowed to be left in the apartment alone for more than nine hours.

Santino was then threatened with a $250 fine for having a barking dog, neighbors said.

“The dog was not a barker, but somebody complained that the dog would bark,” Cleary said.

“He felt like he was in this battle because he was the only guy in the building with a pit-bull mix,” Cleary added.

Another neighbor, Lia Pettigrew, who runs a pet-care company, said, “Everybody knows that he had been harassed by the building management.”

The building’s management refused to comment yesterday.

After months of increasing anguish, Santino had the healthy dog put to sleep Tuesday.

Neighbors said a tearful Santino brought dog treats to the building’s doorman and said: “Give these to the other dogs. Rocco is no more.”

Dog owner James Steven Grant said Santino left two rawhide bones on his doorstep and earlier was seen tearfully giving away Rocco’s fluffy bed.

“Rocco was the sweetest dog in the world. Rocco wouldn’t hurt a fly,” Grant said.

A veterinarian told Santino that Rocco was becoming aggressive — and Santino blamed it on his own depression.

He spent Tuesday in agony over what he had done to Rocco.

“He was distraught and remorseful about putting down his best friend,” Cleary said.

The last phone call he made was to a former girlfriend at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Later that day, police found his body in his bedroom. He had overdosed on pills.

Rocco has been cremated, and friends said Santino’s remains will be, too, and they will be reunited.

“One way or another, their ashes will be together forever,” Sarnoff said.

This is so sad,  Santino should have moved where he and Rocco both would have been welcomed with open arms or, give maybe find a temporary home for Rocco.  It’s a heartbreaking story on his birthday.

UPDATE: ACCORDING TO TMZ: A member of the condo board that Nick Santino said pressured him to euthanize his pit-bull — a decision that drove him to suicide — says the condo board is NOT responsible for his death.

Board member Marilyn Fireman says she is sorry that Santino is dead, but says it has nothing to do with the building’s no-pet policy. She tells the NY Post, “You just assumed that [his suicide] was a result of a board’s decision.”

Fireman did concede Santino routinely complained about the building’s anti-dog policies.

Santino’s sister tells the paper the family is holding off on funeral arrangements until the dead dog’s ashes are brought home … saying, “They’ll be buried together.”

Santino had his beloved and healthy pit-bull Rocco put to sleep on Tuesday, Santino’s 47th birthday. A few hours later, he overdosed on pills.

RIP Nick and Rocco – De De Tillman


Kristen Storms (Maxie) Not Able To Return To “General Hospital”

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Blog Source: SoapDigest – Guidinglight

Posted: Friday January 20, 2012 @11:57 am PST

Topic: Kristen Storms – General Hospital

According to SoapDigest,  BREAKING NEWS: “Kirsten Storms will not be able to return to GENERAL HOSPITAL as announced.” More info coming soon.



Patrick Muldoon Returned To Days Of Our Lives (Video Link-Interview)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger – De De Tillman

Blog Source: Patrick Muldoon

Video Credit: NBC

Video Credit: YouTube –tbdprods – Danielle Turchiano

Posted: Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 1:45 pm PST

Updated: Friday September 30, 2011 @5:30 pm PST

Topic: Patrick Muldoon

OMG! Actor Patrick Muldoon will be returning to Days Of Our Lives Monday September 26.  Muldoon’s character is “Austin Reed”  I will be glued to my seat awaiting his arrival.  Muldoon is one FINE , SEXY, HOT Man with a very sexy raspy voice. Please watch and support Patrick Muldoon on Days Of Our Live and other projects he’s working on.  I love his work!



Susan Lucci Blames Brian Frons For AMC Demise

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: IMDb –  Steve Pond

Posted: Saturday September 3, 2011 @ 6:40 pm PST

Topic: Susan Lucci – All My Children – Brian Frons

According to IMDb Actress Susan Lucci blames Chief Executive Brian Frons for being ignorant and arrogant.  According to the New York Post Lucci said in her memoir about Frons “I think our being in this position is the result of some very bad decisions by you.”   All My Children is set to end this month.

Dancing With The Stars Begins 9/19/11 (12-Stars Photo Slide)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: Yahoo

Posted: Tuesday August 30, 2011 @ 12:09  am PST

Topic: Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With The Stars will kick off-season 13 Monday September,  19.  Among the 12 contestants, some are stars and a few are non-stars.

The stars  includes Chaz Bono,  Ron Artest,  from “All My Children” J.R. Martinez and more.  I will be pulling for J.R. Martinez,  Chaz Bono and Ron Artest. I have to vote for my Maks!


James Franco Returns To General Hospital

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo – Wikipedia – IMDb

Posted: Tuesday July 26, 2011 @ 4:30 pm PST

Topic:: James Franco – General Hospital

Super star actor, director,  producer, student,  writer James Franco will be returning to ABC Daytime Drama “General Hospital”  in September.

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Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) Bring Him Back To “Days Of Our Lives” (Video)

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Source: Wikipedia/IMDB/Thaao Fans/Days Of Our Lives Fans/De De Tillman

Video Credit: YouTube – AntonyDimera

Posted: Monday June 6, 2011 @ 5:29 pm PST

Updated: Sunday July 31, 2011 @2:00 am PST

Topic: Thaao Penghlis – Days Of Our Lives – Tony DiMera


Actor Thaao Penghlis is a Soap Opera Veteran.  Days Of Our Lives was home to Penghlis for many years as “Tony DiMera”,  the son of  Stefano DiMera played by Actor Joseph Mascolo. Penghlis was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards for playing the role of  Tony DiMera.

His character was killed off, however, “We” the fans can bring him back!  The writers know what to do and how to write him back in. If not, just let me and the rest of Penghlis fans know and we will do the writing!

If you know of a Petition out there for Penghlis, please let us know so that we can get our “Tony DiMera” back.  He is a Villian that we love.  I would love to see (Louise Sorel) Vivian Alamain and Tony DiMera cook up a Salem Scheme!

All My Children & One Life To Live: FANS OUTRAGE (Petition)

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Blog Source: Soap Fans – De De Tillman

Posted Wednesday April 24 2011 11:43 am PST

Topic: All My Children – One Life To Live




  • Fans are coming out from all over the US voicing how they feel about ABC/Disney taking away All My Children and One Life To Live.  Petition and Boycotts are forming to let the network know that their fans are hurt and upset at this non-sense action and the fans are not taking it anymore.  Here are comments on what AMC and OLTL Fans have to say.

From: Mike Morelli

I hope that all our signatures will not only save One Life To Live but All My Children as well. To see either one or both of these shows go off the air is like losing 2 family members. The cast of both shows are amazingly talented, they are extremely educated more so than movie stars in movies. Movie stars make movies a few times a year. These stars make these shows everyday for 5 days a week, 12 months a year. They deserve to be treated with the highest of respect and not to be one day told that their hard work is no longer needed because their shows are going off for talk shows and food related shows. These new shows will undoubtfully have lower ratings and no other show will ever last 40+ years, I don’t care what they put on, they will never be another All My Children or One Life To Live. We will miss Tad, Greenlee, Ryan, David, Jesse, Angie, Madison, Randi and the rest of AMC, a wonderful gifted cast along with the wonderful cast of One Life To Live including but not limited to Robert S.Woods. Save these precious shows….nothing can take their place.

From: Dee

The producers need to wake up and smell the coffee. The viewers of All My Children are avid fans. They are tired of all the reality talk shows. Everyone is thirsty for an escape from the real world and the soaps allow us to do that. Now it’s being stolen from us without caring what the fans want and not even asking them. I will never watch your reality shows and hope that no one else does too. I hope all the commercials pull out too.
Wake up!!!!

From: Adrianna

leave our soaps alone I have tivoed then forever and would appreciate after a hard day being able to sit , relax and enjoy my show.

From: Delores Richmond-Ray

Please save one life to live I have watched one life to live for as long as i can remember. I am retired now and need my soaps moreso. John and natalie must get back together jessica and brody have to reunite. Vicky and clint need to get back together he is the only man can meet her standards. Todd has to get well and have a happily ever after with tea. Blair needs to find a true love maybe cristian ford and langstan.





All My Children Jesse And Angie Own TV Show

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Blog Source: De De Tillman

Photo Credit: Credit: Google Images

Posted: Thursay March 31, 2011 @ 10:54 am PST

Updated: Sunday October 23, 2011 @ 7:30 pm PST


Jesse and Angie Hubbard (Darnell Williams, Debbie Morgan) Of All My Children is the first Black Couple on Daytime Television that has expanded for so many years,  it is so sad that the networks are talking cancellation.   I would love to see Actor Darnell Williams (jesse) and Actress Debbie Morgan (angie)  with their own television show,  if AMC is no longer on the air,  black people will not have a couple they can look admire.

I know the show is built around Actress Susan Lucci and I have to admit I love Susan Lucci (erica kane).  We watched Jesse and Angie as teenagers on the show,   we were there when she got pregnant had a baby son,  go to medical school,  got married,  lost her husband, thought he was dead,  raised her son by herself to become and outstanding doctor.

Williams and Morgan should be picked and have a show built just for them,  they both can bring comedy or drama,   It’s nothing the 2 of them can’t handle.