Casting Corner

Guiding Light

JEFF BRANSON (ex-Jonathan, AMC) cast in the role of Shayne Lewis. Read the interview all about his new role: Jeff Branson Interview

DAVID ANDREW MACDONALD will return as Edmund beginning Thursday, January 22.

GRANT ALEKSANDER is back as Phillip Spaulding. The character hasn’t been seen since 2005 though Phillip has been a common conversation topic for those all over Springfield and fans can expect to see him reappear on Friday, February 6, 2009.

JONATHAN FRIED returns as Dr. Wenkel on Monday, January 12.

DANIELLE SLAVICK plays Ms. Jennings, Emma’s school teacher, on Tuesday, January 13, and Friday, January 16.

CLAYTON APGAR plays Hudson, a crooked contractor who is roughed up by Grady on Friday, January 16.

KAHAN JAMES plays Dr. Nealy, Rafe’s prison doctor, on Friday, January 16.

EVAN DICKSTEIN plays Derek, a classmate of Emma’s, on Tuesday, January 13 and Friday, January 16

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Ann Coulter On The View

What was the true purpose of Ann Coulter’s most recent appearance on The View? In addition to selling books, was it to boost ratings? She is clearly not a fan of theirs and vice versa, so wh even have her on? Both sides had an agenda and the only ones who “lost” her were the viewers who had to sit through the interview.

Top Ten Trends For 2009 Weddings

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1. ANNOUCING YOUR ENGAGEMENT ON FACEBOOK

In 2009, new technologies will help couples save money and reinvent the wedding etiquette landscape: from getting the wedding word out via Facebook to Twittering their potential dresses to polling guests on menu choices and music playlists on their wedding web pages, plus allowing guests to RSVP online.

2. DO-IT-YOURSELF WEDDING DETAILS

The spend-savvy bride is the smart bride. The crafty bride is even smarter. Using amazing resources all over the Internet, brides are making their own favors, bouquets, save-the-dates, wedding programs, seating charts and more. And when they can’t DIY, they head to Etsy.com for deals from other DIYers.

3. AIRY BALL GOWNS WILL BE BIG

When it comes to wedding dresses, big ball gowns will be all the rage. The key to this style? The right fabric: layers of tulle for summer, satin for spring and fall, and ultra-soft suede for a wintertime wedding. Also hot for ’09 fashion: sexy open backs, one-shoulder necklines and bubble veils. Brides on a budget will sign up for designer sample sales online.

4. RETRO-BEAUTY: MODERN BEEHIVES & PRISCILLA PRESLEY EYES

For hair, brides will opt for sweeping, “undone” updos (a modern spin on the beehive). Dewy wedding makeup will emphasize the eyes with lash extensions and a little eyeliner. Friends’ veils and headpieces will be the top “something borrowed” for the season—another style-savvy way to save!

5. GREEN WEDDINGS ARE GLAMOUROUS (AND MORE AFFORDABLE)

Staying in season for food and flowers. Internet (paper-free) invitations. Having your ceremony and reception in the same location. These wedding trends are not only eco-chic, they’re also easier on the budget. Check out TheKnot.com/greenweddings for tips and trends.

6. HOT COLORS: NAVY, RASPBERRY & YELLOW

The new, sophisticated version of something blue is navy. Other hot color combos: steel gray, buttery yellow and raspberry; cantaloupe, navy and lime; and navy, plum and creme brulee. And finally, swap out the chocolate brown for bronzes, coppers and even black. Want ideas? Search wedding ideas by color on TheKnot.com.

7. SMALL, ROMANTIC CEREMONIES

Up the romance and drop the tab: Have your ceremony with only your nearest and dearest and save your money for the reception. In New York? Hop over to City Hall (it just got a swank makeover) where you can tie the knot for $60 (including the $35 marriage license fee). Throw a raucous yet less-expensive-than-a-full-blown-reception cocktail party later in the year.

8. GAMING YOUR WEDDING

From Wii tournaments to Rock Band lounges, interactive hi-tech games will be a fresh (free) entertainment addition at receptions, engagement parties and after-parties.

9. VINTAGE WEDDING CAKES

Dessert alert! Save some cash on your catering bill by skipping the dessert course and eating your cake. Roll out an old-fashioned, sweet, three-tiered buttercream wedding cake crowned with a vintage topper. Looking for a wedding cake topper on a dime? Find one on eBay or borrow your grandparents’ to make it extra memorable.

10. HOME FRONT HONEYMOONS

Make like JFK and Jackie O who honeymooned in Santa Barbara’s exclusive San Ysidro Ranch: Skip the far-flung destinations and sequester yourselves in a honeymoon-worthy domestic locale. Take in five-star stateside cuisine and scenery—from the romantic wineries in Sonoma County, California, to the hot boutique hotels of South Beach, Florida, to a cozy lodge with a stunning view in Juneau, Alaska.

Dress Registry.com Lauched

It’s a fashion horror that haunts women everywhere — stepping confidently through the door at a special event only to spy across the room a woman wearing…the exact same thing.

And none are immune. First Lady Laura Bush appeared at the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors in 2006 clad in the same red Oscar de la Renta gown as three other women.

Finally, there is a remedy — http://www.DressRegistry.com. Created by Andrew Jones, the Dress Registry site enables women to record a variety of details about the gown they’re planning to wear to events ranging from charity balls to weddings to high school proms. For a look at the site: DRESSREGISTRY.COM

“What a brilliant website!” says famed dress designer Kay Unger, who created the dress worn to the Democratic National Convention by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Elect Joe Biden. “You never have to worry about being caught in the same dress as someone else ever again.”

Media outlets from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times to foreign press from France and China have raced to learn more about the newly released site, as have so many others. DressRegistry.com has logged more than 2.25 million hits from over 60,000 unique visitors in the first nine days of 2009.

“Originality continues to be valued by women everywhere,” said Jones, who lives on the east coast of Florida just north of West Palm Beach. “I’m happy to be able to help women in preserving it, and also greatly appreciative that all I have to do is put on a tux.”

Beyond its practical purposes for balls, charity events and weddings, the Dress Registry also helps exercise a bit of lifestyle voyeurism — giving us a peek at other’s wardrobes.

SOURCE: Business Wire