Soaps: "Young and Restless" Courts Paris Hilton Mom Kathy
By Lynda Hirsch
Apr 27, 2008
"Young and Restless" could not go to Paris, so they went to her mom instead. Paris Hilton's mom, Kathy Hilton, is set to guest star on an episode airing Tuesday, May 13. Hilton, who invented style before her daughter, plays herself. As a favor to her dear friend Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), she finds the perfect model for the cover of the new magazine, Restless Style.
"All My Children" is taking another trip down memory lane. This time, Greg Nelson -- former boyfriend of Tad's sister, Jenny -- returns. Laurence Lau, who played the character until 1986, is set for a brief encounter starting May 20. In the '80s, the couple were considered the show's Romeo and Juliet, a teen version of "General Hospital's" Luke and Laura.
According to a spokesperson for AMC, "Greg and his sweetheart, Jenny Gardner (Kim Delaney), were one of AMC's greatest love stories: He the privileged boy next door, she the girl from the wrong side of the tracks." In real life, Lau looks barely a year older despite being gone from the show for 22 years. After AMC, Lau spent four years on "Another World" and then played Sam Rappaport on "One Life to Live" from 2001-2003.
After a six-year run, Dylan Cash (Michael) has been fired from "General Hospital." How do you fire a 13-year-old? It is not easy, especially when he acts more maturely on the set than his some of his adult counterparts. Off camera, Cash said the cast was always nice to him. How can you be mean to a kid who started on the show at age 6?
"My favorite person on the set is Steve Burton (Jason)," Cash revealed at a friend's bar mitzvah. "He always had time for me. Steve taught me that whatever you do, 'learn your lines and don't be a smart ass.'"
Burton, who began on GH when he was 16, knows what he is talking about. "Dylan grew up with me," explains Burton. "Well, he grew up. I am heading toward 40 and I still love to play video games with him." Burton thinks the young man is a terrific actor and will find a job if he wants to.
Kevin Dobson (Mickey Horton, "Days of Our Lives") is keeping it all in the family when his son Patrick plays a police officer on the show on May 2. Dobson said in a recent interview, "If I had my way, my son would not have gone into acting. But what parent has his way? While acting has been good to me, I also know that it is a tough business.
It's not as if you graduate with a degree in pharmacy and have a job for the rest of your life. In acting, no matter what the gig, it always ends. So you know you will always be looking for another job."
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