Month: December 2010

“Take Two, Mary Beth Evans Exclusive,” Canyon News, December 30, 2010

Take Two, Mary Beth Evans Exclusive Posted by Tommy Garrett on Dec 30, 2010 – 11:52:33 AM MALIBU—In our second part to Mary Beth Evans’s exclusive interview, the beautiful self-proclaimed beach girl discusses her work on the hit internet sensation “The Bay.” I caught up with the popular and talented star while she was on her way to the Rocky Mountains for the Christmas holiday. Mary Beth and I joked about her being too young to be a matriarch on a show like “The Bay.” “Initially it was a bit jarring, but then I read the script. Now I embrace it, Tommy. I get to work with Joe Lando, Tristan Rogers and Matthew Ashford, who I have known for decades, as we both were on ‘Days of Our Lives’ at the same time. So now, I’m playing my age, so to speak. It’s actually very liberating. Women in Hollywood find it difficult to get older, but I’m just going with it,” said Evans. Evans finds herself returning to the popular role of Kayla Johnson this month on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” “I love returning in these recurring roles on the show. Right now I have so much going on in my life that it’s a perfect fit for me. I am just glad that the show’s producers and writers still like Kayla and it’s always exciting going back....

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“Mary Beth Evans, The Bay’s Leading Lady,” Canyon News, December 26, 2010

Mary Beth Evans, “The Bay’s” Leading Lady Posted by Tommy Garrett on Dec 26, 2010 – 3:00:00 AM MALIBU—Hollywood icon and one of our favorite leading ladies Mary Beth Evans spoke exclusively with Canyon News just before taking off to Colorado for her Christmas holiday with her handsome husband and family. The elegant, brash and exciting leading lady, who has starred on “Days of Our Lives” as Kayla Brady and “As The World Turns” as Sierra Montgomery is always witty and fascinating to talk to. Mary Beth is one of the most unaffected stars in the industry, and modest about her extremely powerful persona on screen and off. The star was voted Best Actress by her fourth grade classmates in Orange County. From there the blonde beauty, self-described “beach girl” set her sights on a performing career. At the age of 14, she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes. Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Mary Beth spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory. In the 1980s Mary Beth became half of the huge daytime super couple Patch and Kayla on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” Though very modest, Mary Beth is truly one of the first to be called a hot daytime ingénue, and now after 25 years of television...

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“Happy Holidays,” Hybrid Mom Blog, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays! Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 It is so funny how things are now. My kids are coming home from far away places to gather for the holidays…Geez it seems to happen so fast that we as parents are sitting on “the other side.”  Just this week we heard our youngest son got into college and then… that’s that for pete sake….empty nest is around the corner. What happened to my babies? Of course we all know what blood, sweat and tears goes into raising our children, but hind site is so blury for me.  Now my husband and I are so sentimental about little kids. Last night he invited this adorable family to our house for dinner.  Their kids are 3 and 20 months. My two older kids shared the fun with us and we all sat at the table and enjoyed lasagna I made since their mom told me it was one of their favorites.  Their 3 year old daughter did a mini concert of Christmas songs for us and we were all in love.  What a treat!  I thought about how much fun they will have at Christmas!  With my “old kids” we have to wake them up Christmas morning or it easily turns into the afternoon before we see them.  The years of “holding them back” was so fun! Enjoy those little ones – they will be all grown...

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“Holiday Traditions,” Hybrid Mom Blog, December 9, 2010

Holiday Traditions Thursday, December 9th, 2010 As you may or may not know, my husband and I have raised our children Jewish. I was not raised Jewish and actually had little knowledge of the faith, customs or heritage. Not to mention the FOODS of the holidays. As the years passed I learned a lot alongside our children. I cannot read from the Torah like my kids but I can make a mean brisket and an even better Kugel.  I could write about so many things I have learned and enjoyed over the years but the list would be too long. I will say I love that many of the Jewish traditions and holidays are celebrated at home. There are 4 families that we are very close to that just one of the two parents are Jewish. We get together for a big passover meal in the spring and I get out my books and make sure I have all the symbolic foods placed on the Seder plate. A couple of years ago I even made my own Haggadah. I always felt that my husband skipped over the important parts so I searched the internet and pieced my own together. It was awesome and has become the traditional one we use every year. In the beginning years I will admit it was all so daunting. But I embraced it, researched...

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