Some soapy-interest around the net!
First up is James Franco making the cover (first panel!!) of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue!!
Huge honor, that one. Of course, he's looking dapper next to Anne Hathaway. He'll be on GH Feb. 24th and 28th, btw. This is before his longer stint later in the spring/summer.
Bree Williamson, (Jessica/OLTL) tells People about her Postpartum Depression.
After she had her son, McGreggor Edward, she experienced severe crying jags and mood swings.
“I was so shocked [about the postpartum depression],” the One Life to Live Star, tells Parent Dish. Her son got his name from Bree's mother's maiden name, btw. Hopefully she didn't use that as an answer to any password questions for security!!
Over on Daytime Confidential there's news that Charles Pratt's "The Lying Game" wasn't picked up by ABC Family. This was a vehicle for Tyler Christopher, btw...and I bet he's not too happy.
Carolyn Hennesy tweeted her character, Diane will be getting some new threads from wardrobe. She's off for a fitting today. Other actors are still filming that wedding. LOL...they have to be tired by now!!
Speaking of THE Wedding, there's a fun "Wedding Countdown" Page for you SnB fans out there. Go to the Sonny and Brenda Forum for photos, links and clips.
Lastly, read Soaps.com interview with Karen Harris, former writer at GH. Some of her stories are still airing but she left in December. Very interesting stuff. She address my big bug a boo...BLOCK TAPING:
It's the necessities of production, I guess. It started as a necessity of production and they liked having that schedule of knowing it's coming in every five days and that way they could pre-tape stuff and post-tape stuff and rearrange their schedules. Basically, it just serves production, in my opinion, with not a lot of thought about the consequences on the scripts themselves. So, you know, we all do the best we can and we did pretty good work regardless, but it's not conducive to creativity.
There it is folks...block taping screws with creativity. OLTL doesn't block tape have the stuff GH does and neither does AMC. You can tell- watch the sets and even the hairlines of actors. LOL. It also makes it so that characters are stuck 2-3 in a room over a period of days.
That's about it for today...See you around 3ish!