“Ahhhh, wadda ya tryin’ to do? Be on time or something?”Told you I was caught up. Finally!I absolutely enjoyed the scenes with Zach (Thorsten Kaye) while he was watching Reese and Bianca (Eden Riegel) trying on their wedding dresses. I loved how Thorsten was interacting with Haley Evans who plays Miranda. I had to get the shots of Thorsten with the crayon in his mouth. As usual, the hype surrounding the ‘towel slip’ was built up as being something smarmy or calculated on Reese’s behalf, as if she did it on purpose to try to seduce Zach. It was really something innocent…however, Zach took a good long look at Reese. Interesting development indeed. This one is on Zach this time, not Reese. So any of those Reese haters and Zach lovers who think she’s after Zach, he didn’t look away now….did he?I’ve included some new articles for you to read. Enjoy.


But teacher, my dog really did …..”I used that one before, haven’t I?Some explaining here. My apologies for not having updates up for the past almost week, but I’ve had almost the entirety of the ten plagues from Egypt erupting almost simultaneously. With the water I had coming into my apartment last week from the pipe rupture in the unit above mine, to the intestinal bug I’m STILL suffering from, to my computer crashing on me last week, it’s been one hell of a few days. I’ve been working to get caught up for the episodes this week. I’ll get to the update so as not to belaver the issue….. Lots of news. I read on a couple of message boards that Tamara may have confirmed she’s leaving in April. I’m not totally sure about this, but when I find out for sure, I’ll post here. This does concur with a short-term contract of about six months, about as long as her contract on Days of our Lives ran.Reese’s mother has been cast. She’ll be played by an amazing actress named Laila Robins who’ll play Claire Williams. Ironcially, Claire was the name of the character Tamara played in the Pretender: Murder 101 episode. Laila is an accomplished Broadway actress who has been in many independent film including one called The Blood Oranges starring British actor Charles Dance. It was a really beautiful movie. If you can rent it from your local video store or from Netflix, I highly recommend it. Laila also guest starred on a very good episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit called A Single Life, playing a woman whose sister commits suicide in order to rip open the family secret that her father molested them as children. I have the episode and took the liberty of clipping up Laila’s main scenes for you to check out her work. You can find it here: L&O: SVU. Laila is also married to Robert Cuccioli, the star of the hit Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse musical Jekyll & Hyde. He played both of course. I’ll have the article listed below. My only gripe about Tamara’s short stay on AMC is that we won’t get any scenes with both Laila and Frank Runyeon with Tamara as a family. Also, we’ll never know if Reese has any siblings. I’ve also added an interview of Tamara’s to OBSCURE MEDIA that she did back in February 2008. It was a radio interview she did on Gulf Coast Radio with Walter Jay, Lou Vickery and Randy Berger. The interview was for Little Chenier and I had it up at the old OBSCURE MEDIA site and only just found it. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll have it up at the update below.I’m also in the process of moving my main files to another external drive and getting some order to my Tamara Braun files. I have so much material it’s been difficult to get it all together to get it up at both the main site and the media files up at OBSCURE MEDIA. I’m hoping to get the bulk of Tamara’s episodic television roles posted, then work on getting the rest of her ALL MY CHILDREN, DAYS OF OUR LIVES and her GENERAL HOSPITAL material up. I’ve had a few emails from visitors who’ve never seen Tamara as Carly and who are eager to see her as the former Mrs. Corinthos. I have several new articles for you to read and as usual, all the relevant scans are up in the gallery plus on the main article pages. Remember you can click on the thumbnail to bring it up larger.


Late again. What can I say? I think my name is “The Late” Dianne blah, blah, blah. So here’s the update for today.I’d like to know when exactly is Reese supposed to get some comforting? I know Zach (Thorsten Kaye) and Bianca (Eden Riegel) embraced her and gave her a small amount of notice, but then mention of Kendall (Alicia Minshew) and Josh (Colin Egglesfield) came up and suddenly she was left alone to go wherever she was going to alone. Bianca went off with Erica (Susan Lucci) and Zach went off to be with Kendall and nothing for Reese. Also I’d like to know where was the EMT care for her? She had blood on her neck. How did no one fail to see that and then where did it go later on? Zach could have possibly hit her and that’s where the blood came from, it may not have been Josh’s. I’d have thought when the EMT’s arrived or Jessie (Darnell Williams) at the least would have noticed and wanted Reese checked out at the hospital. She was clearly in a state of shock, or at tleast that’s the way Tamara played it. Reese should have been admitted for observations at the very least. Bianca got good treatment after her pseudo car crack up. Reese faced worse with Josh holding her hostage than Binks did after that car crash. In fact, Binks was so not banged up that there was no consternation in allowing her out to go back to Zach’s and talk to Reese who was packing to leave. So I ask again, when does Reese get anything else but grief from the citzens of Pine Valley? Just asking…..In this posting is the preview for this week. It’s also included in the sidebar to the left. And remember, no AMC today due to the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the United States’ 44th President of the United States of America. Congrats USA on such a great day. I’ll be watching with you from north of the border. [ 179 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 01/19/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/19/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: ALL MY CHILDREN PREVIEW WEEK OF 01/19/2009


I wanted to share this with Tamara’s fans. In the latest edidion of Soap Opera Digest, there is a letter from a fan who had this to say:GIRL POWERWords cannot express how amazed I’ve been by ALL MY CHILDREN’s Eden Riegel (Bianca) and Tamara Braun (Reese) recently. The range of emotions from both actresses from anger to hurt, is what makes their story real and relatable to the audience. I applaud AMC for making the effort to showcase that Bianca and Reese are not a picture-perfect couple because they, too, have issues that still need to be addressed to solidify their loving relationship. TJ, New YorkHad to share this with you. It seems Tamara and Eden are affecting how people view this storyline. I loved what TJ had to say about how real the actresses are making the story. I couldn’t agree more. Alongside all the other stuff they’re dealing with in terms of Zach’s brooding over Kendall’s condition and the whole thing surrounding Josh’s holding Reese hostage, I’d say that that word ‘real’ has been used many, many, many times in most of the positive things I’ve read both in print an online, speaks to the fact that lesbian/gay love is just as normal as hetero loe. Kudos to Tamara and Eden for showing us that. On another note, I thought I’d share with you what Tamara said about the upcoming spoiler about Zach catching Reese in the altogether. In the same SOD issue, Tamara said this: “There’s nothing between them but a close friendship.”That should put all those ugly things circulating on the internet about Reese being ‘bi-sexual/after Zach/after Kendall’s life/being a woman named Heather/a secret member of the Cambias family/a secret scheamer’ and any other number of silly comments to rest. Thanks Tamara for keeping to your guns and continuing to be true to both yours and Reese’s hearts.


I know, I know, “Girl, you got some splainin’ to do.” As you can tell, I’ve changed the banner layout. I hope you like it as it took me the better part of one and a half months to figure it all out. Parts of it I’m still in the process of tinkering with so I’m going to ask your indulgence until I get all the hinkiness worked out. Until then, I hope you like the new look of TAMARA OBSCURA @ tamara-braun.com. This will be up a while. Yours, Dianne


“Better late, than never!”My extreme apologies for not having these up on the day, but for some reason, life decided to take me on a different path these past few days. So I’m back, I’ve got updates and boy do I have updates. Read on McDuff…….Why is it some people are trying to link Tamara’s turn as Reese to that of Carly? I don’t get it nor do I completely understand it. The only thing they share is that Tamara played both. Nothing more. However as I glance around the web, there are some who are wanting to see the connection. I’m not naming names, just saying…. While I adored Tamara as Carly