Monday, December 14, 2009

Mixtape: Sabrina - The Disco Club Collection

Last year, italo disco star Sabrina Salerno released a greatest hits album called "Erase/Rewind". It included new remixes of her classic hits from the 1980's. Today, I made my own mixtape CD, called "The Disco Club Collection", an album I wished they would release officially, with original versions of Sabrina's hits. What do you think of the tracklist? I would also love a bonus disc featuring rare remixes.

"The Disco Club Collection" tacklist:

1. Boys (Summertime Love)
2. Sexy Girl
3. Hot Girl (New Version)
4. All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy)
5. Like A Yo-Yo
6. My Chico
7. Sex (Remix)
8. Doctor's Orders
9. Gringo
10. Yeah Yeah
11. Afraid To Love
12. Shadows Of The Night
13. Cover Model
14. Angel Boy
15. Rockawillie
16. I Love You (Remix)
17. Born To Be Alive
18. Erase/Rewind

The tracks weren't illegally downloaded, I have them all on CD.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Life UneXpected - New TV series

Check out the trailer for the upcoming TV series "Life UneXpected", starring hunky Kristoffer Polaha from "North Shore". It's scheduled to premiere on The CW on Monday, January 18, 2010. Let's hope this show runs longer than The CW's "The Beautiful Life".

New Lady GaGa album!

Don't forget to order Lady GaGa's new album "The Fame Monster"! It contains eight new electropop tracks, including the latest single "Bad Romance". There is also a special edition, including her debut album as a bonus.

"The Fame Monster" tracklist

1. Bad Romance
2. Alejandro
3. Monster
4. Speechless
5. Dance in the Dark
6. Telephone
7. So Happy I Could Die
8. Teeth

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dynasty and Hotel on DVD

I just wanted to tell you all that the complete season four (seven discs) of "Dynasty" has just been released on DVD in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The season is not divided like in the US. Volume two of season four won't be released in the US until February 2, 2010.

Also, if you love "Dynasty" as much as I do, you might also like the Aaron Spelling 80's soap opera "Hotel", starring James Brolin and Anne Baxter. If you do, please buy season one on DVD, to make sure that they release the full series! Rumour has it that season two is coming out in 2010.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Alcazar - Last Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Swedish disco trio Alcazar! They just released a new music video to their cover version of the Wham! classic "Last Christmas". The video was directed by Mattias Dahlqvist and filmed by Peter Knutson. "Last Christmas" is included on the new special edition of the album "Disco Defenders".

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Hazell Dean and Mandy Smith releases

According to Hazell Dean's official website, Cherry Pop is about to rerelease the 80's disco diva's debut album "Heart First", originally released in 1984. The album featured hit singles "Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)" and the Stock Aitken Waterman hit "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)". The rerelease will probably include rare tracks and remixes. I hope this means that her 1988 album "Always" also is being rereleased soon.

Also, all singles recorded by 80's disco star Mandy Smith is going to be available on iTunes before Christmas! "Don't You Want Me Baby" and the previously unreleased "Terry" were released earlier this year, including rare and unreleased remixes. By the end of the year we will have "I Just Can't Wait", "Positive Reaction", "Boys And Girls" and "Victim Of Pleasure" too. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

La Toya Jackson's new single dedicated to Michael

I just wanted to recommend pop singer La Toya Jackson's new single "Home". It's dedicated to her brother Michael and their family. You can buy the single off iTunes right now! All the money goes to the AIDS Project Los Angeles, an organization that Michael Jackson himself used to support. I alway want to recommend La Toya's pop albums "La Toya" (1988), "Bad Girl" (1989) and "No Relations" (1991). They are amazing!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Melrose Place - New Laura Leighton interview

Check out this new interview with fabulous Laura Leighton from "That Morning Show". She talks about bringing Sydney Andrews back from the death on the new "Melrose Place".

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dannii Minogue - New album re-releases!

In 2007, the wonderful Dannii Minogue released new deluxe editions of her classic pop albums "Girl" (1997) and "Neon Nights" (2003). Now, she does it again! On November 23, Dannii will release deluxe editions of her albums "Love And Kisses" (1991), "Get Into You" (1993) plus a previously unreleased album "The 1995 Sessions".

The rereleases can be pre-ordered from Amazon now. Don't miss them! And don't forget to order the deluxe editions of "Girl" and "Neon Nights", two of the best dance albums ever!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Melrose Place - Hearther Locklear Promos

Don't miss Heather Locklear's return to "Melrose Place" on November 17 on The CW. I'm so excited I can't breathe! TV Guide Magazine recently interviewed Heather about her return. Check out the interview right here.

They have also released two new promos to welcome Heather back, one trailer and one poster. Doesn't she look hot? The world of soap operas has really missed Amanda Woodward, the queen bitch!





Photo: The CW.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Dallas - Favourites original main characters?

Time for another one of my polls! Please vote for your three favourite original main characters on the cult soap opera "Dallas". Thank you!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

ABBA In Japan - New DVD

Don't miss the new DVD "ABBA In Japan", out now! It includes rare TV performances that ABBA made in Japan 1978. There is also a special version of the track "If It Wasn't For The Nights" included, not available anywhere else. The DVD is also available as a limited two disc special edition, featuring exclusive bonus material!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mixtape: Swedish 80's Pop

I made my own mixtape CD today, called "Swedish 80's Pop". It's a flashback for every Swede who grew up in the 1980's. The tracks weren't illegally downloaded, I have them all on CD. Enjoy!

"Swedish 80's Pop" Tracklist:

1. ABBA - Under Attack
2. Lili & Susie - Oh Mama
3. Style - Run For Your Life
4. Annie Anner - Night In The City
5. Pernilla Wahlgren - I Need Your Love
6. Ankie Bagger - Where Were You Last Night
7. Paul Rein - Lady-O
8. Carola - The Runaway
9. Troll - Jimmy Dean
10. Grace - Ingen Kan Älska Som Vi
11. Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night
12. Army Of Lovers - When The Night Is Cold
13. Britt Dahlén - Midnight Dancing
14. So What - I Was Lucky
15. +1 - Nevermore
16. Trance Dance - Don't Say Go
17. Agnetha Fältskog - Can't Shake Loose
18. Lustans Lakejer - Diamanter Är En Flickas Bästa Vän
19. Lisa Nilsson - How Could I Live Without You
20. Secret Service - Flash In The Night
21. Lena Philipsson - Standing In My Rain
22. Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson - Allt Som Jag Känner

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Desperate Housewives - What if it's all a dream?

What if Paul Young would wake up one day, walk into the bathroom, find Mary Alice in the shower and realise that the whole series was just a dream?

Sorry, I'm stuck in the 80's.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Melrose Place - Ashlee and Colin fired

Today, it was revealed that Ashlee Simpson and Colin Egglesfield are being fired from the new "Melrose Place"! The creators say that this was always the plan, but the fans think it's because of the criticism the actors have recieved. Violet and Auggie will probably leave the show in episode twelve.

I'm going to miss Violet. I know Simpson isn't the best actress in the world, but I don't think she's as bad as everyone's saying. Besides, I think her crazy character is very entertaining. She reminds me of Kimberly (Marcia Cross) from the original.

And now for some good news. Today, the series producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer told Entertainment Weekly that Heather Locklear's Amanda will play a big part of the series when she returns, and she will be around for a long time. This is the best news I've heard all year!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gossip Girl - Chuck's gay kiss

Check out Chuck's (Ed Westwick) gay kiss from the latest episode of "Gossip Girl". Hot, isn't it? We want more!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Samantha Fox & Sabrina Salerno 2009

Here is a beautiful new photo of the 1980's pop icons Samantha Fox and Sabrina, together again, in Vanity Fair! They have recorded a duet, a cover of Blondie's hit "Call Me". I am so excited about seeing my two big idols back together again. And they still look great! Click on the photo to see a larger version.



Photo: Vanity Fair.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Sandra compilation The Platinum Collection

I'm so excited! My idol Sandra, the German 80's disco icon, is releasing a new compilation box, "The Platinum Collection", on November 6. The compilation includes rare 7" and 12" mixes, previously unreleased on CD. I'm especially excited about the PWL remix of "Everlasting Love". The album has been added to the German Amazon shop. Don't miss it!

"The Platinum Collection" CD 1 tracklist:

1. (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena (Single Version)
2. In The Heat Of The Night (Single Version)
3. Little Girl
4. Sisters And Brothers
5. Innocent Love (Single Version)
6. Hi! Hi! Hi! (Single Version)
7. Loreen
8. Midnight Man (Single Version)
9. Everlasting Love
10. Stop For A Minute (Single Version)
11. Heaven Can Wait (Single Version)
12. Secret Land (Single Version)
13. Celebrate Your Life
14. We’ll Be Together ('89 Remix)
15. Around My Heart (Single Version)
16. Hiroshima (Single Version)
17. (Life May Be) A Big Insanity
18. One More Night (Single Version)
19. Lovelight In Your Eyes
20. Johnny Wanna Live (Single Remix)

"The Platinum Collection" CD 2 tracklist:

1. Don’t Be Aggressive (Radio Edit)
2. I Need Love (Radio Edit)
3. Steady Me
4. Mirrored In Your Eyes
5. Maria Magdalena ’93
6. Nights In White Satin (Radio Edit)
7. Won’t Run Away
8. Secret Land ’99 (Ultra Violet Radio Edit)
9. Forever
10. Such A Shame
11. Forgive Me (Radio Edit)
12. I Close My Eyes
13. Secrets Of Love
14. The Way I Am
15. What Is It About Me (Radio Edit)
16. All You Zombies
17. In A Heartbeat
18. The Night Is Still Young
19. What If
20. Tête À Tête

"The Platinum Collection" CD 3 tracklist:

1. (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena (Extended Version)
2. In The Heat Of The Night (Extended Version)
3. Little Girl (Extended Version)
4. Innocent Love (Extended Version)
5. Hi! Hi! Hi! (Extended Version)
6. Midnight Man (Extended Version)
7. Everlasting Love (Extended Version)
8. Stop For A Minute (Extended Version)
9. Heaven Can Wait (Extended Version)
10. Secret Land (Reverse Mix)
11. Everlasting Love (PWL 12” Remix)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Improve One Tree Hill

Teen drama series "One Tree Hill" would be so much better if they removed all the boring stuff about basketball. I mean, come on, who really cares about that? And am I the only one who thinks that Jamie Scott (Jackson Brundage) is taking up way too much of the main character's time? He doesn't need his own storylines! Besides, his character is very unrealistic for a kid.

Other than that, I like the show! My favourite characters are Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) and Victoria Davis (Daphne Zuniga). I loved Daphne on "Melrose Place". What do you think of "One Tree Hill"? Let me know!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The new Dallas spinoff series!

A new "Dallas" spinoff series might happen, according to Ultimate Dallas, the original show's official website! Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but Warner Brothers are planning to bring the rich Ewing family back.

This time, they will focus a new generation of Ewings, but some of the original cast will be brought back to guest star. Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy have already been approached.

I really hope that this will happen. It would be amazing! But they have to bring back my favourite, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). I also want Pamela (Victoria Principal) to return from the dead so that she and Bobby can end up together again. They were the perfect soap couple!

But we'll see what happens. I will let you know as soon as I have more information!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Kylie Minogue - My own X album

I love Kylie Minogue's 2007 album "X", but since I prefer electropop and dance I decided to make my own version of the album. I removed my least favourite tracks "2 Hearts", "Cosmic" and "All I See", an added some B-sides from the period instead. What would your own version of "X" look like?

My own "X" tracklist:

1. Rippin' Up The Disco
2. In My Arms
3. Speakerphone
4. No More Rain

5. Like A Drug
6. Carried Away
7. The One
8. Nu-di-ty
9. White Diamond (Disco Version)
10. Sensitized
11. Wow
12. Do It Again
13. Magnetic Electric
14. Heart Beat Rock
15. King Or Queen
16. Stars
17. Cherry Bomb
18. White Diamond (Ballad Version)
19. The One (Freemasons Radio Edit)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Kylie Minogue single - Better Than Today

The newspaper Mirror has revealed that the new Kylie Minogue single is called "Better Than Today", and that it's written by Nerina Pallot! The wonderful pop princess has performed the new song live on her US tour and the fans seem to love it. If you want to hear a snippet of the new song, just check out this funny video. God, I just can't wait for the new Kylie album!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Favourite Mandy Smith songs?

Please vote for your three favourite tracks released by the wonderful Mandy Smith in this poll! And keep following this blog to read my upcoming interview with the pop sensation.

Lili & Susie - Swedish italo disco

Listen up! All disco fans should download the new single "Show Me Heaven" by Lili & Susie, a popular Swedish disco duo. Lili & Susie, formely known as Lili & Sussie, had big success in the late 80's and early 90's with singles such as "Oh Mama", "What's The Colour Of Love" and the italo disco ballad "Candy Love". They made a huge comeback earlier this year in "Melodifestivalen", the Swedish pre-selection to the "Eurovision Song Contest".

The single "Show Me Heaven" is now available worldwide on iTunes Store and it's just as good as their songs from the 1980's. Don't miss it!



The official video to "Show Me Heaven".

Monday, October 05, 2009

Dallas Vs. Dynasty Vs. Falcon Crest

Which one of the big prime time soap operas of the 1980's is your favourite? Please vote in this poll. Even though I love all of them, I have to say that my all-time favourite is "Dynasty". Nothing can compete with that show's glamour, drama, fashion and cliffhangers!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Poll: Favourite Melrose Place characters?

As you all know, I'm working on a "Melrose Place" fansite. While waiting for it to open, please vote for your three favourite characters of the original TV series in this poll! So far, Amanda is in the lead, followed by Sydney and Kimberly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am Alexis

Dear, soap fans, it's official! I have legally changed my name. Per Dennis Svedberg Hellström doesn't exist anymore. Say hello to Dennis Alexis Hellström. I hope you like the new name as much as I do! As you might have figured out, I've taken the name Alexis from my idol Joan Collins' "Dynasty" character Alexis Carrington Colby.

I know, I'm obsessed with that show! If you want to you can now call me Alexis or Dennis Alexis. But Dennis is fine too. I removed Per because I never felt comfortable with that name, and I removed Svedberg out of personal reasons. I feel great about this!



Alexis and Krystle having a catfight.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jane Andrews Mancini's back!

I just found this video clip from the new "Melrose Place" episode. Josie Bissett is back as Jane Andrews Maninci, and she's blackmailing Ella into helping her make a comeback in the fashion industry. Doesn't she look good? I'm so glad Jane's back. I hope she'll get into a catfight with Heather Locklear's Amanda when she returns. This is from episode four, airing next week on The CW. Don't miss it!

All soaps about models are cancelled

Why is it that all good soap operas about models are cancelled? I think the only exception is "Ugly Betty", even thought it's more of a comedy-drama.

The CW is now cancelling the Ashton Kutcher produced drama "The Beautiful Life", starring Mischa Barton, after only two episodes. It's such a shame, because I thought it was really good!

Other great soap operas about models are 80's classic "Paper Dolls", starring Morgan Fairchild, and 90's classic "Models Inc." starring Linda Gray. They were both cancelled after only one season, even though they were really well-made. It's such a waste.

Shouldn't the fashion industry be the perfect place for a soap opera? Why do people prefer reality shows like "America's Next Top Model" over prime time soap operas about models?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heather Locklear is moving back to Melrose Place!

The news we've all been waiting for is finally here! Heather Locklear will, according to the New York Post, join the new "Melrose Place" spinoff. This is amazing!

Her character Amanda Woodward has always been my favourite so I hope she will be a regular. But considering Locklear's salary I guess she'll only return for a couple of episodes.

So far, these actors are returning from the original: Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Heather Locklear, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga. Rumour has it that Grant Show and Courtney Thorne-Smith are in negotiation too.

Who is your favourite "Melrose Place" character?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stéphanie of Monaco - New fansite

I have finally opened the Plastic Retro website! The first artist to get a fansite is italo disco singer Stéphanie, also known as princess of Monaco. Her most famous singles are "Irresistible" and "One Love To Give" from 1986. Click here to get to the fansite.







Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pre-order Sinitta's new album

The new release date of Sinitta's upcoming compilation "Right Back Where We Started From - Hits Plus" is October 19. I'm really excited about the new tracks and the rare and unreleased PWL tracks and remixes. Don't miss this, disco fans! You can pre-order it now at Amazon.



Sinitta's 1987 hit single "Toy Boy".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Melrose Place pilot

So, what did you all think of the new "Melrose Place" pilot? Please let me know! I personally loved it.

As a HUGE fan of the original, I was a bit sad to see a certain character get killed off, but I'll get over it. And who knows, maybe this person will return from the dead at the end of this season? This is "Melrose Place", for God's sake, anything can happen!

Some fans of the original are complaining about the new show, but I don't agree with them. This isn't the same show, so they can't keep everything the same as it was in the original. Times have changed so we have to accept change if we want the show to survive today. This isn't the 90's.

But I for one think that they've keep a lot of the original atmosphere. And I definitely don't think that Ashlee Simpson is as bad as everyone said she would be.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait

This is the official video to the 1987 Mandy Smith hit "I Just Can't Wait", written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Monday, September 07, 2009

The new Mandy Smith album

I hope you haven't forgotten to buy the 2009 rerelease of Mandy Smith's album "Mandy", originally released in 1988. The rerelease includes a full remaster of the original album, including Stock Aitken Waterman hit singles "I Just Can't Wait" and "Positive Reaction", plus rare and unreleased songs and remixes. This truly is a fabulous disco album, so order it now from Amazon!

"Mandy" re-release tracklist:

1. Stay With Me Tonight
2. I Just Can't Wait
3. Victim Of Pleasure
4. Duel
5. Boys And Girls
6. If It Makes You Feel Good
7. Positive Reaction
8. Say It's Love (Love House)
9. He's My Boy
10. You're Never Alone
11. Don't You Want Me Baby
12. Got To Be Certain
13. Terry (12" Mix)
14. Positive Reaction (Our Mandy's Extended Mix)
15. Boys And Girls (Acid Remix)
16. Victim Of Pleasure (Daize On Nights Mix)
17. Don't You Want Me Baby (Original Mix)
18. I Just Can't Wait (The Cool And Breezy Jazz Version)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

New Joan Collins interview

The fabulous "Dynasty" glamour diva Joan Collins was recently a guest on British talk show "Loose Women". They discussed everything from her love life to her phobia of kissing people she doesn't know (Lily Allen) on the cheek.

The best part of the show was when Joan said that she really misses the 1980's. I mean, who doesn't? She also said that she still loves 80's fashion, especially shoulder pads. I couldn't agree more!

If only we could see Joan back in shoulder pads, fighting Linda Evan.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts

The wonderful dance hit "Two Of Hearts" from 1986 is one of my favourite songs! Stacey Q is a musical goddess! Don't forget to order her new single "Trip", out now.

Dynasty - Full season 4 release

I have great news for all "Dynasty" fans! The complete season four of this wonderful 1980's soap opera is being released in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on November 25!

Unlike the American editions, that are split up in two, the ones released over here are complete, so don't miss them!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Samantha Fox and Sabrina Salerno duet

It's official! 1980's pop icons Samantha Fox and Sabrina are releasing a duet! This was announced in Italian magazine Tgcom. They are recording a cover version of Blondie's classic "Call Me". Here is a video clip with them both together in Italy, while shooting a music video. This is amazing news!

Tracklist to Madonna's new album "Celebration"

This is the official tracklist to Madonna's upcoming greatest hits compilation "Celebration".

"Celebration" CD 1 tracklist:

1. Hung Up
2. Music
3. Vogue
4. 4 Minutes
5. Holiday
6. Everybody
7. Like A Virgin
8. Into The Groove
9. Like A Prayer
10. Ray Of Light
11. Sorry
12. Express Yourself
13. Open Your Heart
14. Borderline
15. Secret
16. Erotica
17. Justify My Love
18. Revolver

"Celebration" CD 2 tracklist:

1. Dress You Up
2. Material Girl
3. La Isla Bonita
4. Papa Don't Preach
5. Lucky Star
6. Burning Up
7. Crazy For You
8. Who's That Girl
9. Frozen
10. Miles Away
11. Take A Bow
12. Live To Tell
13. Beautiful Stranger
14. Hollywood
15. Die Another Day
16. Don’t Tell Me
17. Cherish
18. Celebration

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Sally Shapiro album

Swedish italo disco artist Sally Shapiro recently released her second album "My Guilty Pleasure". You can get it on iTunes now.

"My Guilty Pleasure" tracklist:

1. Swimming Through The Blue Lagoon
2. Looking At The Stars
3. Love In July
4. My Fantasy
5. Let It Show
6. Moonlight Dance
7. Save Your Love
8. He Keeps Me Alive
9. Dying In Africa
10. Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me)
11. Miracle

Monday, August 24, 2009

The new Melrose Place apartments

Check out these photos of the new "Melrose Place" building! They have changed the building and the apartments quite a bit, but it still looks like Melrose, and the pool is still there. I would love to live there! Are you guys as excited as I am about this show?













Photo: The CW.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Melrose Place - Jo + Jake = Forever

I'm once again watching the first season of 1990's soap opera "Melrose Place". But I can't help feeling sad about Jake and Jo not ending up together. They were THE couple back then, going on again, off again.

Well, now Jo (Daphne Zuniga) is returning to the new "Melrose Place" spinoff and Jake (Grant Show) might show up too. Wouldn't it be great to see them both together again? If nothing else than at least for a couple of episodes. Just to give them a happy ending.

I understand why the upcoming show has to focus mainly on the new cast, I'm just afraid that they might niglect the old one, like they did on "90210". Does anyone else agree? Stay tuned to this blog for the latest news!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Bananarama album Viva

The girls of 1980's girl group Bananarama are back with the new album "Viva". Pre-order the CD at Townsend Records to get the bonus tracks "Voyage Voyage" and "Tokyo Joe". If you pre-order the album on iTunes you will get "The Sound Of Silence" and "Run To You" instead.

"Viva" tracklist:

1. Love Comes
2. Love Don’t Live Here
3. Rapture
4. Seventeen
5. Twisting
6. Tell Me Tomorrow
7. The Runner
8. Extraordinary
9. Dum Dum Boy
10. S-S-S-Single Bed
11. We’ve Got The Night

Pre-order Bananarama

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gossip Girl - Season 3 is coming soon

Don't miss season three of teen soap "Gossip Girl"! The new season starts airing September 14 on The CW. Hilary Duff and Joanna García will guest star in season three. Joanna is known for playing Megan on short-lived drama comedy "Privileged".

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Gossip Girl - Season 2 on DVD

The complete second season of sexy teen soap opera "Gossip Girl" is coming your way! Seven DVD's filled with bonus features are about to be released. If you have missed this guilty pleasure this is your chance to catch up! Here is a list of release dates.

Region 1: August 18, 2009.
Region 2: September 28, 2009.
Region 2 (Sweden): September 16, 2009.
Region 4 (Australia): November 18, 2009.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Top five soap actors

Who are your favourite soap actors of all time? Please, send me your top five lists by commenting this blog post! Here is my top five:

1. Joan Collins
2. Morgan Fairchild
3. Linda Gray
4. Heather Locklear
5. Lesley-Anne Down

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Falcon Crest released on DVD

As you might already know, season one of the classic 1980's soap opera "Falcon Crest" has been released on DVD in Europe. Here in Sweden it has sold lots of copies and season two is planned to be released in October 2009, according to FalconCrest.org.

Unfortunately, there are no news about a region one release yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I find out. Here are the opening titles to season one:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mischa Barton on The Beautiful Life

Former "The O.C." star Mischa Barton is starring on the new drama series "The Beautiful Life" as Sonya. The show is created by Ashton Kutcher and starts September 16 on The CW. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Victor Webster joins Melrose Place

Another hunk joins the new "Melrose Place". This time it's Victor Webster, known from "Days Of Our Lives" and "Harper's Island". He is, according to Soap.com, going to play Caleb, a gay publicist. Isn't he gorgeous? The all new "Melrose Place" airs on The CW, September 8.

80's soap Hotel on DVD

The classic 1980's soap "Hotel", starring James Brolin, Connie Sellecca and Anne Baxter has finally been released on DVD! The first season can be ordered from Amazon. The box also includes the pilot episode, guest starring Bette Davis and Morgan Fairchild!

90210 comes to DVD

The "Beverly Hills 90210" spinoff "90210" is coming to DVD! The region one box is released on August 11 and region two on August 17. The DVD's will include cast commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes on the show's music, fashion, sets and more.

Update: Season one is released on DVD in Sweden, December 9.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brooke Burns moves to Melrose Place

Actress Brooke Burns will, according to Access Hollywood, join the new "Melrose Place"! She will play Michael Mancini's wife Vanessa. Soap fans might recognize Brooke from the short-lived Fox drama series "North Shore" where she played Nicole Booth.

She has also starred on shows such as "Baywatch", "Miss Guided" and "Pepper Dennis".

Monday, July 20, 2009

Models Inc. on DVD?

Do you remember the 1990's soap "Models Inc."? It was a "Melrose Place" spinoff starring Linda Gray from "Dallas" and Emma Samms from "Dynasty". The show was cancelled after only one season but it still has lots of fans over the world. And we want the show released on DVD! Please sign this petition to help the DVD release happen.
Thank you!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Sinitta album with unreleased PWL tracks

The British 1980's singer Sinitta is releasing a new compilation called "Right Back Where We Started From - Hits Plus" in September. It includes her biggest hits plus the new single "The Day You Said Goodbye", and unreleased Stock Aitken Waterman tracks "How Can This Be Real Love" and "Do You Wanna Find Out".

"Hits Plus" CD 1 tracklist:

1. So Macho
2. Feels Like The First Time
3. Toy Boy
4. G.T.O.
5. Cross My Broken Heart
6. I Don't Believe In Miracles
7. Right Back Where We Started From
8. Love On A Mountain Top
9. Lay Me Down Easy
10. Hitchin' A Ride
11. Love And Affection
12. Shame Shame Shame
13. Where Did Our Love Go
14. How Can This Be Real Love
15. Do You Wanna Find Out (12" Mix)
16. Hitchin' A Ride (PWL 7" Mix)
17. Body Shopping (Pete Hammond Hi-NRG Remix)
18. I Don't Believe In Miracles (Merlin's New Hit Mix)
19. Shame Shame Shame (Alternative 12" Mix)
20. The Day You Said Goodbye
21. Toy Boy (Reloaded)

"Hits Plus" CD 2 tracklist:

1. Toy Boy (The Original Mix)
2. G.T.O. (Modina's Red Roaring Mix)
3. Cross My Broken Heart (12" Euro Remix)
4. I Don't Believe In Miracles (Club Remix)
5. Right Back Where We Started From (Left Back On The Side Mix)
6. Love On A Mountain Top (Promo 12" Mix)
7. Hitchin' A Ride (PWL Remix)
8. How Can This Be Real Love (12" Mix)
9. Body Shopping (Original 12" Mix)
10. I Just Wanna Spend Some Time With You (12" Mix)
11. You Keep Me Hanging On (12" Mix)
12. The Day You Said Goodbye (Pete Hammond's Empire Strikes Back Mix)

Jo moves back to Melrose Place

More great news! Daphne Zuniga is, according to Entertainment Weekly, joining the crew on the new "Melrose Place". She will once again play the photographer Jo Reynolds, who had an on-screen relationship with Jake (Grant Show).

Some of you also know Daphne from "One Tree Hill", where she played Brooke Davis' mother Victoria.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beverly Hills 90210 Vs. Melrose Place

This is a cute scene from the pilot episode of "Melrose Place" where "Beverly Hills 90210" character Kelly (Jennie Garth) crossover to promote the new spinoff series. She had a short relationship with Jake (Grant Show).

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bobby Ewing's back from the dead

This is the famous shower scene from "Dallas", where the popular Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) returns from the dead! It turns out that the last season was just Pamela's dream. You just have to love that!

The dream season is, by the way, one of my favourite "Dallas" seasons. More glamour, more drama, more female storylines, more "Dynasty".

Melrose Place - The explosion

This is one of the best soap moments ever. Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) blows up the "Melrose Place" building in the first episode of season four. This scene guest stars Morgan Brittany, known from "Dallas".

Monday, July 06, 2009

Dynasty catfight #1

This is the first catfight between Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans) on the number one 80's soap "Dynasty". I just can't get enough of these women, especially Joan. She's the queen bitch of soap operas. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hilary Duff joins Gossip Girl

The twenty-one year old actress/singer Hilary Duff is joining the glamorous cast of The CW's teen soap "Gossip Girl", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her character is going to be called Olivia Burke and move in with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).

Are you excited? I sure am! Let's hope they make Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) a regular in the new season too.

Greek - Season three coming soon

There will be a third season of teen comedy drama "Greek"! ABC has renewed the show and season three will start airing on August 31 in the US. Here in Sweden we're still in the beginning of season two.

While waiting for season three, don't forget to order "Chapter One" and "Chapter Two" on DVD, out now!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Paper Dolls

This is the opening to the 1984 soap opera "Paper Dolls", starring Morgan Fairchild, Mimi Rogers and Nicollette Sheridan. The show only lasted one season but it was a huge success in Germany and Sweden.

Let's hope it will be released on DVD someday! Morgan Fairchild is a goddess.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Joan Collins in Marple

The great soap diva from "Dynasty", Joan Collins, recently guest starred on the British murder mystery series "Marple". The episode was called "They Do It With Mirrors" and Joan looked glamorous as always! She played the part of Ruth van Rydock, Miss Jane Marple's (Julia McKenzie) old friend.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Jane is moving back to Melrose Place

Great news! Josie Bissett's character Jane Mancini is moving back to Melrose! People Magazine has revealed that Bissett is joining the cast of the new "Melrose Place" TV series, from The CW. This is exciting news for all "Melrose Place" fans. Let's just hope they bring Heather Locklear back too!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sydney is moving back to Melrose Place!

Some Swedish magazines just reported that Laura Leighton will return to the new version of "Melrose Place". This is amazing news! Laura will once again play the sexy and dramatic Sydney Andrews, sister of Jane Mancini.

I'm really excited, especially since her character died in the fifth season, on her wedding day! How are they gonna bring her back? Well, this is "Melrose Place" so anything can happen.

Thomas Calabro will also return to the new show, playing everyone's favourite bad guy, Michael Mancini.