Star Trek Movie Promotion Kick-starts 2009 Summer Movie Season

From: Hollywood Reporter

Paramount already has hit warp speed with its high-profile relaunch of the “Star Trek” franchise.

For its first 2009 venture, the studio has taken the unprecedented step of rolling out a full-scale promotional tour of the J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” nearly six months before its May 8 release.

Soap Cruise With Your Favorite Daytime Stars

Celebrity Attendees From the 2007 cruise
Soap Cruise, a Caribbean cruise featuring meet and greets, autograph sessions, trivia, cocktail parties and more.

Thursday, January 22 2009 through Monday, January 26 2009.

Aboard Celebrity Cruises Century ship departing from Miami, FL, bound for Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.

For more information, visit: or call (248) 855-7918.

Hosted by Cameron Mathison (All My Children)

Also sheduled to appear:

Austin Peck (Brad Snyder;ex-Austin Reed of Days of Our Lives) As The World Turns

Greg Vaughan )Lucky Spencer) General Hospital

Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega) One Life to Live

Please note that Alicia Minshew (Kendall Slater will no longer be attending this cruise)

Don Diamont(Brad Carlton)The Young and The Restless

Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester) The Bold and The Beautiful

Lesli Kay (Felicia Forrester) The Bold & The Beautiful

Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin; ex- Gus Aitoro, The Guiding Light) All My Children

Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) The Young and The Restless

Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler) All My Children

Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli) General Hosptial

Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis)Days of Our Lives

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) Days of Our Lives

Murray Bartlett Cyrus Foley) Guiding Light

Brandon Beemer (Owen Knight) The Bold & The Beautiful
(ex-Shawn Brady of Days of Our Lives)

The soap stars provided on the list have all agreed to participate in the Soap Cruise.
However, a celebrity’s involvement is subject to change due to professional obligations out of our control.

All My Children Gets Some Passion

Mckenzie Westmore will join the cast of All My Children in the role of Dr. Sheridan, a psychiatrist who will treat Annie Lavery when she is committed to Oak Haven.

Westmore, who lives in Los Angeles, is thrilled to be working in New York at All My Children which she calls a working vacation. “I hadn’t thought out it [working on an East Coast soap], but since we were going to be back here for the holidays, I thought…why not?”, Westmore tells Soap Opera Digest. Her being cast for the role was a whirlwind experience. ” I found out on a Friday that I got the job, got on the plane on Sunday and was at the set on Monday.”

Westmore is no stranger to daytime viewers. She played Sheridan on Passions who was one-half of the shows popular super couple, Luis and Sheridan.

Look for Dr. Sheridan to have a love life as well as the doctor is rumored to cross romantic paths with both Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner). Her first appearance will be sometime in December.

All My Children airs weekdays on ABC; weeknights and in weekend marathons on SOAPNet.

ABC Cancels Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money

From Entertainment Weekly Online:

Quality television took a serious hit this evening with news that ABC has opted not to order additional episodes of Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money for this season. The network isn’t commenting, but multiple sources confirm that all three shows have “effectively been canceled.”

The one bright spot: The ratings-challenged trio will complete production on their 13-episode orders (Daisies already has, while Eli and DSM have an episode or two to go). Of course, completing the episodes and actually airing them are two totally different things.

“It’s all true,” Daisies creator Bryan Fuller tells me. “I’m so very proud of this show and grateful for everyone’s hard work in bringing it to life.”

Meanwhile, an ABC insider is confirming several long-rumored midseason scheduling tweaks. Among them:

* Private Practice will move to Thursdays at 10 p.m./ET following Grey’s beginning Dec. 11.

* Life on Mars, which just got picked up for four additional episodes (bringing its Season 1 total to 17), will shift to Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET following Lost beginning Jan. 28.

* Scrubs will join the net’s Tuesday lineup on Jan. 6 at 9 p.m./ET.

Happy about Life on Mars and Scrubs. Totally bummed (but not surprised) about everything else.