Tuc Watkins Wins Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament


Tuc Watkins (Photo: ABC/Yolanda Perez)

Tuc Watkins (Photo: ABC/Yolanda Perez)


One Life To Live and Desperate Housewives star, Tuc Watkins, can now add poker champion to his resume. He participated in a Celebrity Poker Tournament over the weekend.  Children’s Institute, Inc., held its “First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament” at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. Hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer). The fundraiser was to benefit children who have been affected by violence in their homes or communities. More than 20 celebrities supported the tournament including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy, Kevin Nealon, Joely Fisher, Mekhi Phifer, Cheri Oteri, Mimi Rogers, Allison Sweeney, Jennie Garth and Nicholas Gonzalez; four made it to the final table: Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Ricki Lake, Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins. Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins, both on “Desperate Housewives”, battled it out as 2 of the final 3 players. Tuc Watkins ultimately won the grand prize.

Susan Lucci announced as one of the presenters for the Daytime Emmy Awards

51052111VB034_emmynomPresenters for the “36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” have been announced. The ceremony will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 on the CW network. Vanessa Williams is the host. There will be a one hour Red Carpet Pre-show right before the ceremony, hosted by Lara Spenser and Kevin Fraiser.

The presenters include: Kristin Alderson (“One Life to Live”), Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”), Tyra Banks (“The Tyra Banks Show”), Brandon Buddy (“One Life to Live”), Patrick Duffy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”),Melissa Claire Egan (“All My Children”), Colin Eggelsfield (“Melrose Place”), Jennie Garth (“90210”) and Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”).

Other presenters include Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (“The Young and the Restless”), Bindi Irwin (“Bindi the Jungle Girl”), Jay Kenneth Johnson (“Days of Our Lives”), Katherine Kelly Lang (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lori Loughlin (“Melrose Place”),Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars”), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven”) and Chris Massey (“Zoey 101”).

And finally there is Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”), Dr. Phil McGraw (“Dr. Phil”), Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless”), Ronn Moss (“The Bold & the Beautiful”), Robert Newman (“Guiding Light”), Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”), James Scott (“Days of Our Lives”), Jake Silbermann (“As The World Turns”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Dr. Travis Stork (“The Doctors”), Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”), Betty White, Montel Williams and Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”).

Kassie DePaiva, Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier Host The Divas of Daytime TV-All Vip Event In New York

Daytime of Divas TV: Kassie Depaiva, Bobbie Eakes, and Kathy Brier - Photo by Steve Fenn, ABC

Daytime of Divas TV: Kassie Depaiva, Bobbie Eakes, and Kathy Brier - Photo by Steve Fenn, ABC

Performing in their third New York City concert, The Divas of Daytime TV will be appearing on Sunday, September 13, 2009. This event will coincide with the annual All My Children Fan Club Luncheon and will include a Meet and Greet, Q&A and photograph session with the Divas. Emmy nominated actresses Kassie DePaiva (Blair; One Life to Live,) Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey; All My Children,) and Kathy Brier (Marcie Mc Bain; One Life to Live) will dazzle audience members with everything from Loretta Lynn to 38 Special. Each Diva has their own unique voice and together they create musical magic. Don’ t miss this must see extravaganza.

9/13/2009 6:00 PM at THE DIVAS OF DAYTIME TV – ALL VIP event!
CRASH MANSION – 199 BOWERY, New York City, NY,
Cost: $55.00 in advance online/ $75.00 at door… Buy: Tickets

The Comedy of Walt Willey Comes to Beach Haven On August 3rd

Photo: ABC/Yolanda Perez

Photo: ABC/Yolanda Perez

Daytime Television’s Walt Willey comes to Surflight Theatre for one night of Comedy on August 3rd.  To return this fall to star in Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple’ (October 21 – Nov 1)

Walt joined the cast of ABC’s All My Children in 1987, originating the role of lawyer  “Jackson Montgomery”.  Walt celebrates his nineteenth year on this popular daytime drama. He is one of the many men in the life of Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci. Many All My Children fans feel that Jackson is the love of Erica’s life.

Walt branched out into stand-up comedy in 1990 entertaining  across the country,  headlining at such famous comedy clubs as “Caroline’s” in New York, “Zanie’s” in Chicago, and the “Comedy Store”in California.  He continues to tour nationally. In 2006, Walt raised many eyebrows with the release of “Wild and Willey”, his first comedy DVD.  For those who have known him from his portrayal of   “Jackson Montgomery” and his on-air hosting stints, this DVD was a bit of a shock.  Walt invokes both of his major influences, Richard Pryor and Robin Williams, with his take on life, love, sex, kids, and celebrity.

Comedy Show at 8pm,  Tickets $30  call:609-492-9477

Surflight Theatre  is the only professional theatre in Beach Haven, Ocean County, NJ.  Surflight has been producing ‘Broadway at the Beach’ since 1950.  Full scale productions of musicals and play run from April through December.  An impressive array of headliners take the stage in an extraordinary Concert Series. .Summer Children’s Theatre rounds out the season.

Walt Willey Pre Show Party:  6:00pm – 7:30pm  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served,
Photo Op with Walt.  4 x 6 picture taken by professional photographer Martin Cominckey of Story Tale Weddings.  These pictures will be printed on site and available for you to take home.
Question & Answers.  Mr. Willey will take questions from   guests during the cocktail reception.
Cost $35.00 per person
For more info: http://www.surflight.org www.storytaleweddings.com http://www.willeyworld.com