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'Smallville' and 'Emily Owens' star Justin Hartley stops by 'Melissa and Joey'CW fan favorite Justin Hartley just lined up his next gig, and Zap2it has the exclusive scoop!
"Melissa and Joey" has tapped the former Green Arrow to guest star as Melissa Joan Hart's new boyfriend, Noah, on Season 3 of the ABC Family comedy.
Things get complicated when Noah's apartment floods and he's forced to move in with Mel a little too early on in their relationship. It's particularly awkward since Joe (Joey Lawrence), Mel's live-in nanny, is always around.
Hartley, best known for his work as Oliver Queen on "Smallville" and the dreamy Dr. Will Collins on "Emily Owens, M.D.," has also had memorable guest appearances on "Hart of Dixie," "Castle," and "Chuck."
"Melissa and Joey" returns on May 29 with brand new episodes. Look for Hartley to appear in the latter half of the season.
Eric Martsolf and Galen Gering Strip for a Cause on Days of Our Lives(tvguide.com) Only in Salem, kids, only in Salem. Days of Our Lives heartthrobs Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Galen Gering (Rafe) claim they had no problem shooting the soap's Magic Mike spoof airing April 23. But let's get real here. When you launch your career on Passions — as both actors did — you probably don't have much dignity left!
"Days brought in a choreographer who showed us a few choice moves, some of which are banned in certain countries," Martsolf tells TV Guide Magazine. "But Galen and I had no issues — certainly not after Passions where we'd take off our clothes for any mundane reason." He recalls one plot where he and Justin Hartley had to help a woman who'd been shot. "I used my shirt as a pillow, he used his as a tourniquet, then we hung around the hospital topless for six episodes asking about her condition. So this thing on Days? Business as usual!"
And it's all for a good cause. Two, actually. The men of Salem take part in the strip show to benefit Salem University Hospital but also to aid fellow stud Cameron Davis (Nathan Owens), who secretly moonlights as a stripper to pay his medical-school bills.
"Cameron's in danger of getting caught and losing his job as a doctor so his pals help him out by joining him on stage," says Gering. "If we all shake our tallywhackers for charity, how bad can it be, right?" The guys are dressed YMCA-style: Gering as a construction worker, Martsolf as a cop, Shawn Christian [Daniel] as a cowboy. "Eric clearly has a lot of experience doing strip shows," cracks Gering. "And I think Shawn was pretty drunk so he was having a good time, too. I was just trying not to embarrass myself but I kept remembering what they taught us in acting school: Dare to suck."
Naturally, the women of Salem show up. "There's nothing quite like taking off your clothes in front of Caroline Brady," says Gering of the character played by 85-year-old Peggy McCay. "It's even weirder when she starts shoving cash down your crotch. It takes your career to a whole new level."
Martsolf was having none of it. "I saw Peggy waving her dollar bill and giving me that look and I just couldn't handle it," he says. "I'm thinking, 'I can't do it! I just can't do it!' So I slowly made my way across to the other side of the stage. As an actor I'll try pretty much anything. You gotta accept this kind of stuff when you're a daytimer. It's what we signed up for. [Laughs] But guess what? I do have boundaries!"
Apparently, so does Gering. "Our choreographer was one of those Thunder From Down Under types who had absolutely no shame," Gering says. "At one point he had us rehearsing this dance where I was going, 'Whoa! I don't know about this. It looks like Rafe is [doing something sexual to] Daniel!' The choreographer said, 'No, no, it doesn't look that way at all!' But then I look over at the other guys and they're all going, "Uh, yeah it does." So we had to change that part but, otherwise, it all turned out great. I don't know why we never did this on Passions. I guess I was too busy doing bedroom scenes with an orangutan."
PDA of the Day: Jesse Metcalfe and Girlfriend Cara Santana Cuddle on the Court(Photo) Actor Jesse Metcalfe and his lady Cara Santana are very much in love, but there's no plan on walking down the aisle (just yet, anyway).
Despite being identified as his fiancée by some outlets, a source tells E! News that Metcalfe and Santana are happily dating, but the two have never been engaged.
Regardless, this duo lit up the basketball court with their sweet public displays of affection while rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers as they played the New Orleans Hornets last night at the Staples Center in L.A.
Metcalfe and Santana couldn't keep their arms off of each other—unless there was an awesome play that required a quick stand-up cheer—and even shared a smooch for the camera. "Omg! Kiss-Cam at Lakers game! #redfaced#embarrassed," Santana tweeted.
And although the constantly smiling pair seemed very interested in the game (when they weren't focusing on each other or the other courtside sights), Jesse made sure to point out that his loyalties lie elsewhere.
"But don't get it twisted. #knicksfanforlife," he tweeted.
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Field Announced!The red carpet and race cars are ready as Toyota announced today the participants from film, television, music, sports and the military who will compete for checkered flag glory in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The 37th annual charity race will take place April 20 on the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long Beach, Calif., as part of the 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The field of racers will navigate the new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles through high speed turns to benefit “Racing for Kids,” a national fundraising program supporting children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This year’s field of popular celebrity racers includes:
· Cristian Castro (@CristianCastro): Grammy Award-nominated and best-selling Mexican pop singer. Famous from a young age, one of his best known albums is “Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor,” with four singles in the top ten of Billboard's Hot Latin tracks. In April, he will release a new album “Primera Fila,” celebrating 20 years as a singer.
· Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo): Mexico’s most acclaimed actress, best known for her starring role in long-running mini-series “La Reina del Sur.” Other credits include “Under the Same Moon,” “Trade” and a guest appearance on the Showtime series “Weeds."
· Brett Davern (@BDavv): Actor who stars as Jake Rosati in MTV's hit series “Awkward.” Other credits include the film, “Beautiful Ohio” and appearances in “Cold Case,” “CSI: Miami,” “In Plain Sight,” and “Medium.”
· Jenna Elfman (@JennaElfman): Actress known for her quirky role on the TV series “Dharma & Greg,” which earned her a Golden Globe Award. She now stars as the first lady in the family comedy “1600 Penn.” Film credits include “Friends with Benefits” and “Keeping the Faith.”
· Jessica Hardy (@swimhardy): A multiple world record-holder in swimming and a 2012 Olympic medalist. A Long Beach, Calif. native, she also does motivational speaking and served as an ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee Team For Tomorrow.
· Jesse Metcalfe (@JesseMetcalfe): Actor best known for his role as a teen gardener on “Desperate Housewives” and who currently stars in the TNT continuation of “Dallas,” based on the 1978 series of the same name. Film credits include “John Tucker Must Die” and “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.”
· Dakota Meyer (@Dakota_Meyer): Former U.S. Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his 2009 actions in Afghanistan. He wrote, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War, fundraises with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Hiring Our Heroes program.
· Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone): Actor best known for playing Jasper Hale in the hit “Twilight” movie series. Other film credits include “The Last Airbender.”
· Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial): Film actress best known for her tough girl physical roles, including starring in the record-breaking sci-fi film “Avatar,” the successful “Fast & Furious” franchise, the 2012 hit “Resident Evil: Retribution” and as a tough LAPD cop in TV’s “Lost.”
· Jeremy Sisto (@JeremySisto): Actor best known for playing Billy Chenowith on the series “Six Feet Under.” He also played Detective Cyrus Lupo on “Law & Order” and currently stars in the series “Suburgatory.”
· Mark Steines (@MarkSteines): Emmy award-winning journalist and host of the Hallmark Channel’s new how-to show, “Home & Family.” He spent more than 17 years on “Entertainment Tonight,” establishing himself as a trusted and charismatic figure in entertainment news.
· Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes): Emmy award-winning comedian, writer and actress who ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She has hosted her own late night talk show, “The Wanda Sykes Show” and has appeared on TV shows including, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and films such as “Evan Almighty.”
· Michael Trucco (@MichaelTrucco): Actor best known for playing Samuel Anders on SyFy's acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica" and Justin Patrick on the USA Network series “Fairly Legal.” Other credits include appearances on “Revenge,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “One Tree Hill.”
· Rutledge Wood (@RutledgeWood): Auto racing analyst on Fox Sports/SPEED and co-host of “Top Gear USA.”
Pro drivers competing against the stars for the title include motocross champion and MTV’s “Nitro Circus” star Andy Bell (@AndyBell), 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race winner and comedian Adam Carolla (@AdamCarolla), Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary (@TylerClary) and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Melanie Troxel (@MelanieTroxel).
“This talented and inspiring celebrity group will not only help Toyota share the story of this long-running charity event, but they also will feel the rush behind the wheel on the famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach track,” said Les Unger, Toyota national motorsports manager. “The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race thrills both the participants and the crowds while giving back to kids in our communities through donations to Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.”
Rounding out the field is Glenn Faber, partner and general manager of Los Angeles area Keyes Toyota, as well as two charity auction winners: Dave Pasant, a retired insurance executive, and Carter Lay (@CarterLay), philanthropist and LAY'S chips heir.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race is one of the longest-running, corporate sponsored events of its kind. Since 1991, Toyota has donated more than $2 million to the Racing for Kids organization, on behalf of this race and its participants. In addition to Toyota’s contributions, a $15,000 donation will be made in conjunction with the 16th annual “People Pole Award.” Sponsored by People magazine, the award honors the pole-position winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race qualifying session on April 19.
To learn more about the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, visit toyotaracing.com.
Ryan McPartlin Joins TBS' 'Do It Yourself'Chuck alum Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank, Passions) has been cast as in TBS’ comedy pilot Do It Yourself. James Widdoes is directing the multi-camera pilot written by Walt Becker and Rob Long. Do It Yourself tells the story of Nick, a 20-something laid-off math teacher who finds himself thrust into the blue collar world when he gets a job at that most American of retail institutions: the big box home supply store. McPartlin, repped by Evolution and ICM Partners, will play Tyler, a handsome Home Time employee who works in the paint department where he gives several paint demonstrations a week. The John Barrymore of paint, Tyler considers himself an actor and an artist, and really throws himself into his “shows.” Since his five-season stint on NBC’s Chuck as Captain Awesome, McPartlin appeared in Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar biopic and will next stars in the indie The Right Kind of Wrong.
Dallas' Jesse Metcalfe on Christopher's Big RideJesse Metcalfe is feeling the need for speed. The Dallas star trained at Texas Motor Speedway to prep for the March 4 episode, which features his environmentally conscious-character, Christopher, stepping up his war against cousin John Ross (Josh Henderson) by competing in a winner-takes-all car race for a lucrative methane fuel contract. "This is my favorite episode I shot all season, primarily because it's all about me," Metcalfe says with a laugh. "But also because I got to learn an entirely new skill set."
Metcalfe — who clocked 120 mph and will compete in a Toyota-sponsored celebrity event in April — says, "It's a really big deal that Christopher win, because it would mean stopping the pumping of oil at Southfork."
Off the track, Christopher's long-absent uncle, Gary Ewing (Ted Shackelford), returns to town to help Bobby (Patrick Duffy) — and the episode ends with some troubling news about J.R. (Larry Hagman). His death the following week will lead to a shocking reveal that J.R. is behind the disappearance of Chris' mother, Pam (Victoria Principal, who last played the role in 1987).
"All hell breaks loose," Metcalfe teases. "As we peel back the layers of the onion, a lot of things come to light. J.R. was attempting to set something in motion, and that involved Pam. I can't reveal more, but I'm excited about the possibility of Victoria Principal coming back to the show."
PASSIONS Alum Welcomes Fourth ChildLiza Huber (ex-Gwen, PASSIONS) gave birth to baby No. 4 (and her third son), Mason, on February 6. Proud grandmother Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, AMC), Huber's mom, gushed on Twitter, "We are over-the-moon in love with this baby!!" Click here for her pic of the little bundle of joy.
'High School Musical' Star Chris Warren -- My Divorcing Parents Stole THOUSANDS from MeAs if his famous mom's divorce wasn't bad enough -- "High School Musical" star Chris Warren has now filed a lawsuit against BOTH his parents, accusing the pair of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of his child acting money.
Warren filed the lawsuit against "Passions" actress Brook Kerr and Christopher Warren Sr., claiming they established a trust for him back in 2001 for all the money he made as a minor -- and have been secretly dipping into the kitty ... big time.
According to the lawsuit, Chris paid into the account for years, but when he decided to make a withdrawal back in 2011 -- as a 21-year-old -- his parents refused to grant him access.
When pressed, Chris claims his parents admitted they had blown through hundreds of thousands of dollars of his money on their own personal expenses ... but refused to say how much was left in the account.
Chris is now suing his parents for all the money back ... even though he's still not sure exactly how much they took.
Reminder: Chris' parents are currently embroiled in a nasty divorce.
Neither parent has responded to Chris' lawsuit.
Strasser Signs On For Online OLTL!The Prospect Park casting news keeps coming! Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL/ex-Rachel, AW/ex-Christina, AMC/ex-Hecuba, PS) has announced via Twitter that she'll be reprising her beloved role as Dorian Lord for PP's online version of ONE LIFE TO LIVE. "PROUD & HONORED I promised if DEFINITE-YOU'd know! GIFT offered & ACCEPTED:)" she beamed. "#OLTL LIVES AGAIN thanx to FANS & PP I'm IN & GRATEFUL TY:) "
Balancing Hollywood And MotherhoodBalancing Hollywood And Motherhood by McKenzie Westmore (ex-Sheridan, Passions): Read the article here.
AMC: Hartley On Board?Lindsay Hartley (ex-Cara, AMC/ex-Theresa, PS/ex-Adrianna, Days) has reportedly inked a deal to appear on ALL MY CHILDREN, we're hearing Prospect Park has reached out to three other big name Pine Valley stars and has its sights on some OLTL biggies, too.
'Passions' Star Brook Kerr Divorce -- Help! My Ex is a Crack Head ... Who Owns a GunBrook Kerr's divorce is like something straight out of a soap opera ... the "Passions" star was recently granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband -- who she claims is a bipolar drug dealer with a history of threatening behavior.
TMZ broke the story ... Brook filed for divorce from Christopher Warren back in July, after 22 years of marriage ... and now things have taken a turn for the worse.
According to court docs, Warren has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Brook and the couple's 22-year-old son at all times.
The temporary restraining order was issued after Brook claimed her ex had been harassing her for months. Specifically Brook claims Warren broke into her house in November ... moved his stuff in without her permission ... and then got into a physical altercation with their son.
In the docs, Brook also claims Warren robbed her blind back in July ... stealing her credit cards, computer, Range Rover ... and then used their son's identity (who he shares a name with) to steal $8,000 (She doesn't explain how he obtained the money).
But that's not all ... Brook told the court Warren has a history of drug abuse with crack, cocaine and RX pills. She also claims he still deals drugs ... owns a gun ... and is prone to erratic, bipolar behavior.
The case is due back in court in January -- when the judge will decide if the restraining order should be extended.
We reached out to Warren -- so far, no response.
ATWT's Abigail Is A Mom Again!Congratulations to Kristina Sisco Romero (ex-Abigail, AS THE WORLD TURNS/ex-Charity, Passions) and husband Dan, who yesterday welcomed their second child, Camden Rae Romero into the world! The baby girl was 19 1/2 inches long and weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz. The couple already have a son, Chase, who turned two last month.
'Face Off' makes McKenzie Westmore 'feel like Marilyn Munster'McKenzie Westmore would be quite content to stay in the world of sci-fi, and Syfy, for some time to come.
The alum of daytime's "Passions" and scion of a legendary Hollywood makeup family, now in her third season of hosting the cable channel's Tuesday horror-makeup competition "Face Off," hasn't left her acting career behind. Having recently filmed a suspense movie titled "Vile," she says she'd be happy to remain in that realm for as long as it will have her.
"I would not mind going in that direction at all," the lively, friendly Westmore confirms to Zap2it. "It's a fun world. Horror and sci-fi are two of my favorite genres, and fantasy as well. With 'Vile," I got to play the bad guy. It's a very small role, but the story revolves around it, and it was fun to get to be someone you don't expect at all.
"It was nice playing sweetheart Sheridan Crane (on 'Passions') for nine years, but villains are much more fun. Once upon a time, people who did reality television couldn't cross over to scripted, and vice versa ... but everything is so gray now, there are no barriers anymore. I really feel confident and hopeful that something will come up at some point that I can jump into."
The daughter of Michael Westmore, who won an Oscar for Eric Stoltz's extensive makeup for "Mask," Westmore has completed production on most of the current round of "Face Off." She still has a big job ahead on Halloween night, though, hosting a live Syfy telecast of the season finale and announcing a winner chosen by viewers for the first time.
With more wild-looking "creatures" inevitably sharing the stage with her then, Westmore's perception of her present job is sure to be reinforced. "I feel like Marilyn Munster in some ways," she muses. "Here I am in this fantasy world, this long-haired, blue-eyed girl -- and with no tattoos, believe it or not."
'Passions' Star Brook Kerr Files For Divorce"Passions" star Brook Kerr is pulling the plug on her marriage, TMZ has learned ... but unlike her character on the show, her husband isn't also her secretly gay blood relative.
Brook filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court this month against husband Christopher Warren, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married 22 years ago, but separated in 2009.
Fun fact: the couple only has one son ... 22-year-old Chris Warren Jr. ... who starred in all three "High School Musicals."
Fun fact #2: Brook was originally cast as Tara in "True Blood," but was eventually replaced by Rutina Wesley.
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'Dallas': Jesse Metcalfe says Christopher Ewing is 'very much the rancher'Zap2it: You're playing one of the "good guys" on "Dallas." Is it tough to keep a character like that interesting?
Jesse Metcalfe: The great thing about my character is that although Christopher was introduced in the first series, you really don't know that much about him, so our very capable writers were free to create a character that was very compelling and at the same time very conflicted. I think as an actor, that's the kind of character you really want to play.
Zap2it: What's your take on Christopher?
Jesse Metcalfe: Christopher is introduced as the anti-Ewing. He's adopted, and he's coming back to Southfork after studying abroad and developing his alternative energy patent in China. When he comes back to the family, he is very much driven by his need to prove himself to his father and also to assert his position in the Ewing hierarchy. I was drawn to the character because he is intelligent and ambitious, but at the same time he's a chip off the old block.
He's a very compassionate and loving character, but he also has this whole other side: He's very much the rancher, just as his father is.
Zap2it: Did you watch the old series to prepare?
Jesse Metcalfe: There's 350-some-odd episodes, so it would be quite a task to watch every one of them, but I watched about 35 of them -- and if this show runs as long as we hope and think it will, I'll have time to catch all of those episodes!
"Dallas" airs Wednesdays on TNT.
'Dallas' Star Jesse Metcalfe I Sold My $1.7 Million Mansion Yeeeeehaw!Jesse Metcalfe (ex-Miguel, Passions) is too busy working on the remake of "Dallas" to be bothered with Los Angeles ... choosing to unload his so cal mansion for a cool $1.7 million.
The 33-year-old former "Desperate Housewives" star -- who has been in Texas filming his new show -- sold his 2,000 sq. ft, 3-bdrm, 3-bath Beverly Hills home recently.
The rustic mansion features hardwood floors, exposed dark wood beams, stone fireplaces, a built in BBQ, Koi pond and cascade waterfall for all you nature-loving zen seekers out there.
So sayonara Jesse ... don't let the Koi pond hit you on the way out.
'Days of Our Lives' Star Files for Divorce From 'Smallville' Husband"Days of our Lives" star Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa, Passions/ex-Cara, All My Children/ex-Arianna, Days of Our Lives) has filed for divorce from "Smallville" actor Justin Hartley (ex-Fox, Passions)... TMZ has learned.
Lindsay filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences."
The couple met back in 2003 while both starring on the soap opera "Passions" -- and were married a year later. They have a 7-year-old daughter.
Since "Passions," Lindsay has starred on "All My Children" and "Days of Our Lives."
Lindsay is asking for joint physical and legal custody. So far, no word back from Justin.
James Hyde films show with Lexington Minute MenActor James Hyde, best known as Sam Bennett on the television soap opera “Passions,” took on a new role this week as an honorary member of the Lexington Minute Men.
Hyde visited Lexington on Friday, March 16, to shoot a new episode for his web series “James Hyde Steals the Show,” featured on crackle.com. In the show, Hyde travel all over to “find the world’s most interesting performers” to learn more about the local culture. The most recent episode was filmed in New York City where Hyde rapped with Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan, among other things, according to his producer Mike Caruso.
His Boston episode features the historical reenactors from the Lexington Minute Men, who spent Friday showing Hyde the ropes before he dons the uniform himself and walks in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Hyde even got the opportunity to fire a musket on the Battle Green.
“I love to get into a bit of history to really indulge myself. Getting in to the uniform and firing a real musket from back then, it’s been amazing,” Hyde said. “[These Minute Men] are my guides … I’ve never been in a St. Patty’s Day parade [either], so I’m very excited about that.”
Adjutant Steven Conners of the Lexington Minute Men said he was thrilled when he heard Hyde was touring the area. Conners added he feels the show will portray Lexington, the Minute Men and local history in a very positive and accurate light.
“This is our town, our history,” Conners said. “It’s part of our mission as the Lexington Minute Men to get the word out.”
Musket Lt. Barry Cunha, who helped Hyde learn how to fire a musket, said he was excited to play a role in the episode.
“It’s almost embarrassing how little most people know about Lexington and the Revolutionary history,” Cunha said. “In Texas, they know about the Alamo. If they’re in South, they know about the Civil War … We want people to know about this.”
For the upcoming episode, Caruso said Hyde has also learned how to break dance with Boston’s Bboy El Nino and sang with a Tufts University a cappella group.
'Face Off's' McKenzie Westmore deems daytime soaps' plight 'heartbreaking' since 'Passions'McKenzie Westmore looks back on the 2008 cancellation of NBC's "Passions" as the start of daytime dramas fading.
Now the host of Syfy's Wednesday special-effects-makeup competition "Face Off" -- in tribute to her legendary family of Hollywood makeup artists -- the actress who was the soap world's Sheridan Crane Lopez-Fitzgerald tells Zap2it, "We started to see the decline, even on 'Passions,' as budgets started to get cut and things dissipated. It started toward the end of when we were going off the air, and to see it as it continued was heartbreaking to me.
"I even bounced over to 'All My Children' for a little bit, when it was still based in New York. I went over and did about six months there, and it was so sad to me to see them just go down in flames. I started on a soap opera at 20 years old with a three-year contract, then over the course of time, it became nine years total. It was a blessing for me."
Westmore adds, "There are so many fans who love the genre, and they're not getting the payoff they deserve. I wish there was a way to revive some of these shows, though I know the Internet isn't the way. 'Passions' was ahead of its time in some ways. There are times when I watch 'True Blood' and it's 'Passions,' but with the cable backing so they can go a little farther."
Devotees of the often offbeat "Passions" still recognize Westmore from her days as Sheridan, but she has a separate public identity now, thanks in no small part to the often-shown "Face Off" promo depicting her getting a major makeup job herself. And she really did sit in the chair for 12 or 13 hours to yield what amounts to 30 seconds or less on-air.
"I'll go in for coffee one day and one of the girls behind the counter will go, 'You're Sheridan Crane!,'" says the daughter of Oscar and Emmy winner Michael Westmore, granddaughter of Monte Westmore and niece of Marvin Westmore ... screen makeup veterans all, along with other relatives. "Then I'll be walking down the street another day and a guy will go, 'Hey! McKenzie Westmore!'
"It's so weird for me, because for years, there was no public identity of me. It was always the recognition for playing Sheridan. Now when I get recognized as me, it's like, 'Whoa! Wait a minute! You know who I am?' I'm happy and thankful for it, but it's definitely been a shift of gears."
Passion Recap - The Final EpisodeThursday, August 07, 2008
At the church, Kay zapped Father Lonigan into the chapel to baptize Tabitha. The Father refused to baptize a witch. He explained that he'd been told by an outsider about Tabby's supernatural leanings. Eve replied that if he didn't the volcano would kill them all. Tabitha was hurt by the Father's opinion of her, but her friends told him how she'd been the ones to save their lives. He apologized for misjudging her, but still wouldn't baptize her. Eve reminded him of the approaching volcano. "Have you been drinking again?" the Father asked Eve. "No!" she yelled. Julian and Tabitha backed her up. "It's already consumed my house," said Tabby. "Luckily, I've already sold it."
In the basement, Little Ethan finally fixed Sam's video camera; everyone heard Gwen and Rebecca's confessions about well, everything. Theresa was excited that she and Ethan could finally be together. Everyone was appalled as they listened to Becks and Gwen tick off their long laundry list of sins. Gwen looked like she wanted to crawl into a hole. After, Ethan confronted Gwen and Rebecca about sending Juanita after Pilar. Rebecca tried to get out of it, but dug herself in deeper. Sheridan was also furious with them for putting Marty in danger with Juanita. Ethan couldn't believe that it was Gwen who'd initially revealed his true paternity to the tabloids all those years ago. "You are an evil bitch!" he spat. "I hate you." Gwen and her mom then tried to deny that they'd said anything on the tape, stating that it was a fake. She blamed Little E and Theresa for putting together different clips of them speaking. No one believed them, but Ethan did believe his son. Everyone congratulated him and Theresa for finally being able to be together. Ivy apologized for believing Gwen over Theresa and gave Theresa her blessing to be with Ethan. Ethan then announced that he wanted custody of Jonathan since Gwen was an unfit mother. Sam arrested Gwen and Becks for bribery, blackmail and being an accessory to murder for Juanita killing Pilar's sister. "Can you at least do a strip search?" Rebecca asked. "Oh, shut up!" Gwen told her mother.
Meanwhile, the volcano continued to rage. Father Lonigan said he needed to hear Tabitha's confession before he baptized her. "It may take awhile," she warned him. Endora helpfully put things on "fast forward" to speed up time. "I may never recover," the Father said after. Everyone then came upstairs. "Oh my, Gwen and Rebecca are in handcuffs and not for fun!" Esme stated. Theresa happily announced that she and Ethan were going to be together. Julian was a buzzkill by informing them that a volcano was headed their way. Soon, the ground began to shake and rumble. Endora zapped the water so Tabitha could be baptized. Father Lonigan quickly performed the task, but the volcano still raged ahead. Esme filled them in on Endora and Kay being witches and Tabby being an ex-witch. The volcano then stopped erupting and a glowing light appeared. Everyone stood up and raised their hands toward the sky. "I'm truly happy for the first time in all my lifetimes," Tabitha stated and thanked Timmy. "There was forgiveness even for me."
Later, Esme brought out drinks for everyone. Suddenly, Gwen and Rebecca were zapped into prison clothing. Rebecca then reminded Gwen how she'd married another guy in Las Vegas a few years back. Gwen tried to strangle her mom. Ethan realized that if Gwen were still married to the other man, that meant that he could marry Theresa. Kay zapped Gwen and Rebecca out of the church. Endora then restored Father Lonigan's site. Finally, Kay zapped Theresa into a beautiful wedding gown. Tabitha then got a surprise when Timmy appeared (we saw his little gloved hand).... As Theresa walked down the aisle, Fancy whispered to Luis that she was pregnant, while Sheridan declared her love for Antonio. Paloma then informed Noah that she was pregnant, as well.... Kay then offered to magically fix Julian's penis for him. Ew! (And man, couldn't all these people wait until Ethan and Theresa finished their wedding? How rude!) Anyway, Theresa finally walked down that seriously loooong aisle and began her vows to Ethan. Of course, they were interrupted by Gwen and Rebecca, who demanded their happy ending. They promised the Father that they wanted to be good, too. A handsome cop suddenly appeared and asked Gwen to go on a date with him once she got out of jail. Esme then freaked out when she finished her bottle of wine. Okay, NOW Ethan and Theresa were able to say their vows. Whew! "Always follow your passions because that and that alone will lead you to your happy ending," Theresa told the camera. And that was it!
Good-bye, PASSIONS! Awww....
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