2001-05-03 / Arts & Entertainment

Soap Bubbles

©2001 Tribune Media Services
By Toby Goldstein
Soap Bubbles By Toby Goldstein ©2001 Tribune Media Services

COMING AND GOING IN LLANVIEW: With the return of Gabrielle to "One Life to Live," daytime newcomer Michael Tipps has been cast in the contract role of Al, her and Max’s son. He debuts Monday, May 14. The following Wednesday, May 23, Brandon Routh makes his first appearance in the contract role of Seth Anderson, an old friend of Cristian’s. Routh’s credits include "MTV Undressed" and "The Gilmore Girls." Meanwhile, David Fumero’s time on "OLTL" as Cristian will come to an end sometime this fall. His contract ends this month, but the ongoing story line involving the character will not be wrapped up for a while. And the manipulative Lindsay will be sticking around to cause more trouble, with Catherine Hickland signing to remain in her role.

As the plot involving Matt and Sharon reaches its action-packed conclusion, it will mark the end of Rick Hearst’s time on "Young and Restless" as the villainous Matt/Carter. His final air dates are expected to be at the end of May. Hearst took over the part in October.

Actor Michael Easton will spend the summer in Port Charles. He joins "Port Charles" Friday, May 11, in the recurring role of Michael and is expected to stick around for several months. Easton is well-known to daytime viewers for his role as Tanner on "Days of Our Lives," which he played from 1989 to 1992. The multitalented actor has also appeared on several nighttime series and telefilms, has written and directed a movie for the Sundance Film Festival, published a book of poetry and written the script for a biography of Montgomery Clift. Currently on "Days," Lindsay Hollister plays the overweight teen Susan, who has found a friend in Chloe.

"Passions" stars Eva Tamargo Lemus, Tracey Ross, Dana Sparks and Kim Johnston Ulrich (Pilar, Eve, Grace and Ivy) are the official representatives of the 8th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women. The May 12th event in Los Angeles will raise money to fight breast and ovarian cancers. To donate, log onto www.revlonrunwalk.com.

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