Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The NIght Of Thanksgiving Continue!

Didn't watch OLTL Today, too much going on.

GH: What the hell time of night is this? Robin's up on a dark bridge, Lucky brings in Cam to visit--Olivia and Steven eating. Whatever.

Steven and Olivia--hmmmm, so she's fainting all over-- don't you think she needs to get checked out? Or is that going away? She's not PG or so she told Steve--who made it clear he doesn't want a baby.

Maggie, Ok, I don't get it. Whatever. She's Lisa all over again. Why the hell was Lucky hanging at the hospital? Aiden was there in the middle of the night, or later because Sam said the sun was coming up soon!! Patrick is a doctor and brings Emma to the hospital for a stomach ache. :handsup: ahahaha she called Robin a Battle Ax!!

Mac Daddy was on, my favorite part!! That last scene with them was so telling *sobbing*

FRANCO said "Wuzzy Words" and I KNOW he was meaning WUBBY WORDS LOL!! cause he loves me so much... :)

Strippers at Jake's... they call Johnny "JZ" now! LMAO... Okay.... and why aren't they stripping?! Did you see the "gloves" on the table in the corner? I guess it can't be Mac stalking the girls.

Franco's DVD to Carly cracked me up: FATHERS.....FATHERS....... woooooooooo woooo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday: What's Coming?

Well, let's see...JJ is leaving, KM and now it looks like Bradford is going. Rumors of a leading man and lady heading off. GH will be such a shell by the time  it's canceled.  The serial killer rumor is a foot-- and I have some cool ideas on it but am saving it for later. I'm afraid if I spill they'll change it.  Seriously.
Ok, OLTL today was funny. Rick the porn man looked like Jim Carrey in that bed!! Destiny got Nora's number.  Matthew's face when the baby moved. Priceless.
Blair and Todd flashback. NICE--- both have long hair!!  eeeeee!!!  

I REFUSE TO COMMENT ON GH because I just can't. That's what it's come to. I'm just not commenting today. I seriously think they skipped an entire show when they ran  yesterday's. Dante all of a sudden in the apt--we didn't see Lulu find him. Did the burlger knock him out? Did he call the cops? Did he just faint? I missed it--totally. LOL 
Kate and Sonny--didn't see the scene she's talking about. They also change clothes 3x-- We didn't see Scrubs thanksgiving meal--Matt in his hat, then Robin mentions Emma making them. Nothing on the Q's. 
I can't stand shoddy stuff like this. There's no excuse SOOOOOOOOOO I'm taking a break today! I bet you're happy!

ABC just announced it was cancelling PAN AM btw.

Raven's Reporting that Spinelli is Gone....UPDATED

 Over on her Facebook page,  Raven is reporting that Bradford will be given a big story then written out. Raven doesn't ever name names unless she's 100% Sure. Someone that wanted this leaked must have done it for a reason. I guess we can try to write/call the studio but you know how that is turning out.

Excerpt: I am being told that Spinelli has a major story coming, and then he will be written out. Personally speaking, I adore Spinelli because he is so quirky, loveable, and unusual. Bradford Anderson is pure genus. They have taken away all his skills for a reason. He is being edged out for a reason (this will NOT be announced right away.

I love spinelli rumor days.. Thank you everyone for getting fiery!!! Word upstairs is that I'm safe. Take that Raven! Whoever you are..

Now this is me talking again:  --I still say that it was put out there for a reason. Raven doesn't do this unless something's up. Plot, she's thickening !!

General Hospital's Biggest Mistake of 2011...

Was it hiring Garin Wolf as head writer after Guza walked away? That's a biggie but I'm not choosing that.  Although I don't think Wolf is up to the task of taking over or 'fixing' much of anything, it's still not the biggest blunder. We did get some Monica scenes after all, that's something.

Vanessa Marcil leaving after a year's build up to a marriage that lasted a little longer as Kim Kardashians? Naw, I blame Guza for the way he brought her back in the first place --that was a freekin' waste of time to have her in Italy forever. Can't blame VMG for walking away.

Sonny taking up with NuKate after not having anything to do with her after she got plugged at their wedding eons ago? He waited all of 45 seconds before diving back into the Bensonhurst pain on that one. We even got a New Actress to play her! Nope--it's not the biggest one, although it comes really close. 

Jax leaving the show after how long? Tempting... Robin walking away? hmmmm...Lucky going off into the sunset? Nikolas leaving Port Chuck without even saying goodbye to Alexis and his other family member? Those four are temping but no.

Recasting Kristina comes close, but no cigar. That's an outrage more than a 'mistake'. Its' a stupid sexist move, not a blunder.

Hold on to your hat--but I think the thing that totally derailed GH in 2011 was...the return of Franco. Yep. You know I love my Franco and his Fronkey. It was cheesy the first time around but the story moved along. This year? Good Lord. You could have had a baby between the story and the actual action. It has to be one of the worst "villain" tales ever. He was on 3 times in 4 months for about 2.2 minutes. What a waste of time. Not really happy about the idea of him torturing Sam and Jason with the 'suspected rape' either. Rape is so overused on soaps it's not funny. We just go through Michael's, now Sam isn't sure she's been abused or not. AND she didn't even go to the hospital!! Given the AIDS storylines GH has had, that was a misstep that's so huge, it's negligent. Even Jason had the guard test Michael for HIV in the prison.  What should have been a happy time (the wedding) turned into WEEKS of Honeymoon hell, terrible pacing and continunity. Now we can see these two moping all over the place. @@
Why would they waste a cameo like Franco on this tripe?  Watching JaSam sit on the bed yesterday and mope around is just--ugh. Now we get to watch Jason track him down, fool around with mind games and Sam get all worried about whether or not she's PG with his kid.  Blood, Pain...Angst..Misery. Couple that with Sonny's 99th revisit of the Deke sheeze and we can buy stock in Puffs Plus.
Enough already. 

Robin Scoops & Rumors Came My Way...

Some spoilers are surfacing on Robin-- and I've put them up on the Wubs Net. Seems the Lisa murder heats up and Robin wants to deflect the focus, especially since she realizes she's ill. As more comes in, I'll let you know!! This story is EVOLVING however, so who knows where it will end up. Sources say Feb Sweeps will be "poignant".

Monday, November 28, 2011

Watch Genie Francis on Ep 3 of This Season's Pretty!

Too Fun for words! Enjoy!

7 More Weeks of One of the Best Shows on Television

OLTL is leaving us...and it's so sad. Did you see the Evan's family today?? MATTHEW!! Oh that was so good.... dang. PIE fight!! Loved the Evans family.
THIS is how a soap is supposed to be..take your breath away roller-coaster ride. I so hope Ron C and the whole OLTL writing team end up in a fab job. They deserve it. It will be so hard to watch these last few weeks. I was so excited to see what they would do online. 

GENERAL HOSPITAL:  Ingo is taping his scenes tomorrow...wonder what Jax will be up to this time!? More "kidnapping" more "Fake  Death"..what?

TV By the Numbers is saying The Chew posted all time highs during Thanksgiving week. Great. Whatever it still sucks the damn life out of Daytime TV.
Matt in the turkey hat. LOL 

Robin had her big boots on the bed. They talked about the Thanksgiving dinner that Scrubs had...and we never SAW IT!  ;/ That turkey hat Matt had on, EMMA made! Geesh, they could have shown it. Instead we got to see  SKate in the hotel room. wow, thanks

Sonny and Kate. I just. TOO SOON PEOPLE!! Kate said they did it in the back of a deli truck? Uh, they said about a million times she NEVER SLEPT WITH SONNY in HS!! God, makes me mad. "You left me standing on the street corner"-- ;/ really? NO, we haven't heard that 10 million times. They also went out TO DINNER when everyone else was going to BED! ahahahaaa.

JaSam: If Sam had found out if she was raped or not right after it happened, she wouldn't be all upset now! JASON--I'm MAD! MAD! Angry! I'm Angry!
Lulu and Dante--poor Lulu has to put a dang sweater on!! Geesh, it's November LOL 

Scrubs Angst over Lisa
Sonny Angst over Deke
Jason Angst over Franco
Lulu Angst over Cop Work
M&M Sex.

They are SO setting up an HIV story with Robin, they've mentioned it so much. She's got that wound, it won't heal. ugh.

Maurice Dishes on "Bensonhurst" Visit

Patrick Wymore/ABC
READ the whole interview on Entertainment Weekly 
Shooting has sometimes been intense, he says. “There’s a scene where Sonny sees himself as a little boy. And the young actor they got [Aramis Knight] was dead on. There was a point when he was bawling and it reminded me of my son crying. And I started crying.”
As serious as filming may be, Benard still manages to have fun on the set, thanks to the script itself. “It’s got kind of old-movie type of writing. We say the lines quicker. It’s fun,” he says. “And I’m working with an actress who, for me, is as good as it gets.”
Sullivan took over the role of Kate (originated by Megan Ward) this past September, and Benard says she was perfect from the start. “I had auditions with her and it was like, Whoa! My first day with her, we were feeling each other out. I knew she was good, but I didn’t quite know. But boy, in a matter of couple weeks we’re just clicking.”

Cyber Monday: Soap Style

Kirsten, Melissa  and Stacy in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Alberta's friends from Pretty The Series got to ride the pretty car in the Christmas Parade this weekend!! They'll be on the Hallmark Channel in December, along with soap stars like Steve Burton and Brandon Barash. Looks like a blast.

Vintage! Diva Dolls!

Cyber Monday!! Did you buy any soapy gifts? Speaking of soap, LUSH just opened  in our mall and WOWZA do they have FUN STUFF! Loved it in there. Bath bombs all over the place. Check out Amazon for soap gifts like DVDs and books to support the genre! Rick Springfield Merchandise has free shipping--coupon code CYBERMON11.

Check out these fun ideas for your soapy friends on Amazon:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Surgery: Dead On Arrival

Yet another article trying to explain the collapse of the online deal. This is from more of a media perspective in the New York Times. Bottom line--as in most of life, comes down to money. What gets me going is the fact that ABC had a chance to revitalize the soap genre all together with the advent of Soap Net. They never really did much with that channel. Put on a talk show...a "Day in the Life" but never really developed much else. There was a short-lived primetime show-- but they never did what really was needed. MOVE A SOAP that was in production over there!! If they would have moved one of the ABC soaps long ago, we would have bitched but made the adjustment. Not only that, if OLTL was allowed to go over there, with it's kick ass writers and producer, it may even have become a cult hit. They could do so much more on a cable net-- and with the right marketing? Hell. So much wasted opportunity. Why not put a "Dirty Soap" on there as well? A 'behind the scenes"...all of our great fan get togethers and charity events? Pay Rick Springfield and Jack Wagner to show concert footage. I have a million ideas. I'm sitting here in Rochester, NY and I have a hat full of them, don't tell me someone at Disney couldn't have thought of some great things to do. Instead, Soap Net stuck to showing reruns after reruns of old soaps, and not much else. Now, it too is going off into the sunset to make way for yet another kid's station. 

 The time to have saved the soaps was about 10 years ago-- the writing had gone downhill and then the block taping kicked in to save money. GH seems to have used it the most, making stories choppy and basically unwatchable sometimes. When I hear people say how "great" the show is they are usually younger and have no idea what real integration looked like. They think having 2-3 people talking in a room for days on end is the norm. Stories taking months and months to tell with little movement. Dropped characters are also everywhere. Too bad the don't show more of our old clips pre 1997-- jaws would drop. Families...core families together, celebrating. The shootouts came late Generation-Guza.  We didn't need that sheeze everyday to have a good time. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Email from 2003

In 2003, GH was letting many MANY legacy characters go... John Ingle was fired (and brought back) but many more like Kristina Wagner never returned. This was an email that went out to many fans that wrote regarding the show.  I thought you'd like to see it because it just...well, burns me up lol: 

I realize you have concerns about GH right now. However, the writers are trying to reduce GH to a core group of characters, for financial and storyline considerations. Because of that, several actors have been/will be let go. Change is hard, but GH will continue to be Must-See-TV in the new year, I promise you. Stay tuned. There is so much great stuff coming up.
Happy Holidays.
~Brian Frons

OLTL Wrap Party

Sam, Jack and Starr
The Boyz of Llanview

The OLTL cast had a fab wrap party to end the run of the beloved soap. To go out on top as they have, championing over both AMC and GH in ratings, is bittersweet There are 7 more weeks of the show to go-- you know I'll be tweeting/blogging about it!
Photos courtesy of Kristen Alderson, all rights reserved

Friday, November 25, 2011

Soap Net's Lucky Marathon: A Lesson in... Rewind?

W ho watched the Soap Net "Lucky Marathon"??!! WOW... what a serving of Retro-GH. Enough to make this Wubber just ... weep.  Even Guza's earlier years had a great flow and little misogyny. Then, something just snapped.
1999: Carly was Sarah Brown..and AJ was there too. Luke's Club was my fave place. It was such a great epi to remind people about early Carly and Jason. Hannah was the FBI girl from hell--ugh, hated her character.
Mike was on...Felicia...Genie and JJ were having tender moments and a good talk. GEESH. sniff. 

Emily, Nik...Liz and Lucky all had dinner at Kelly's!! Then Carly went talked to her MOTHER Bobbie at Luke's.  Sarah Brown and JZ were so awesome together. Alexis and Jax.  They talked about the Gatekeepers! Who remembers Nexis??!! I LOVED V... and Jerry was on (Julian Stone).

People gone from JUST THIS EPISODE: Emily, Nik, Jax, Georgie, Bobbie, Felicia, AJ, Ned, Mike, Jerry, Laura...and Lucky and Robin are leaving too. Families like the Scorpios, Q's and Spencers all disappeared.
Sets gone: Luke's Club, Webber House and Spencer House. Burned down. Nice. ALL BURNED DOWN

  "Your psycho blonde & your klepto waitress just stepped out in the alley" says Luke  to Jason and Sonny "And I don't think they are knitting" ...awesome line

This was hard to watch-- such a different show then. Such a hugely different show.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Soap Schedule For Today/Tomorrow

There's a JaSam Wedding encore and today and no soap tomorrow due to games. Soap Net will have a Lucky Fest however...
A 5 hour General Hospital marathon all about Lucky Spencer! Airs Friday, November 25, from 7PM-12AM!

To My Daytime Family

FOR TOMORROW... We fight for our Soap!

Stars React to Prospect Park Deal

It's coming down the's some reactions to the PP Deal.  I took these from Facebook in case some of you don't follow  them. I don't usually C&P right from their pages but this is important and I honestly don' think they'd mind. It's been a tough few days. Everyone is shell-shocked. All the bloggers are going to be coming out soon with their thoughts. You know I'll be saying things in Sunday Surgery. Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving. For those of us  in the "daytime business" matter how big or small are really hurt by this. For ALL of us, the viewers, it's enormous. GH was supposed to ride that train. Toot Toot. 
I know how disappointing this news is to many of you. We tried to fight the good fight, we fought to the end to get the ratings up, but it wasn't enough. We're sorry we let you down. I just wanted to thank you all for the years of kindness, love and support you've shown me and my family. If you get a chance at some point, maybe say a prayer for the wonderful crew members of "One Life To Live", many of whom are supporting large families, that they may find work soon. God Bless. Happy Thanksgiving.

Words just don't express how sad I am at hearing that Prospect Park has dropped the deal to move forward with "One Life". I think what upsets me the most is how this whole deal has been handled from the get go. I wanted more than anything not to have been canceled by ABC. I find it mind boggling that a company can spend 45 years building the strongest brand in daytime... launch a cable network to support it and then decide to cancel both broadcast and cable airings leaving the beloved fans with no where to turn for that brand. Then PP shows up out of nowhere as the great white hope promising to continue these shows.... I was happy to sign on. I love what I do and I'm proud to go to work everyday. I was asked to take a cut in pay and was happy to do it if it meant our show would go on. That was the first week of September. But other than a very quick speech on the studio floor by PP in late September the company did not give out any information regarding when and where we would be working. Last Wednesday the cast received an email telling us our dressing rooms must be cleared out by the 9th of Dec. or ABC would be tossing things out... and then to hear the official news today via a media report. The last 2 weeks have been emotional for me. The stories are rocking and show is so good. It is must see TV. Don't miss a day... don't miss a scene. My hat goes off to Ron Calivarti.... he has written really powerful stuff and I think the fans are going love it. I especially want to shout out to Frank Valentini... who has fought the hardest to make the transition happen. He has been amazing and I want you fans to know how hard he worked to continue giving you fans the show you deserve. He found out this wasn't going to happen just like I did...via a media report. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be grateful for but I must say I wish things had worked out differently. It's been the best 18 years of my life. I hope you will continue to watch "One Life" until the bitter sweet end.

Have a great feast. Lots of Love. No one in my family understands about this whole mess, only you guys lol. They look at me like I'm nuts if I try to explain how depressing this all is. I'm THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GH: The Way It Should Be

Want to be really sad? Watch this great clip of the Q's Thanksgiving in 1995, there is a WHOLE GANG there. You know, when the entire town actually did stuff together? So fun..

Soaps Today: OLTL SHOCKER of an ENDING!!

Ah, SO hard to watch..I read the Deadline article right before OLTL as  I was out shopping for new water glasses before that. I really had a tough time watching the last Turkey Day episodes.
OLTL  is family rich and having Matthew narrate the show was awesome. 

Roxy: "All fire and hot lather"-- she said about the volcano. She's so priceless. Loved her with Niles. 
Vicki's shirt was hideous though LOL...ewww. Wow, Jessica and Ford walked right in! The whole family together. awww. Jessica went to visit Brody.
Vicky's toast was so nice...Roxy and John hitting each other was cute. 
I cried when Shane went to see Brody-- and gave him the comic book!!! SNIFF good gravy, that did it. GREAT scene.

OMG..THE ENDING!!!!!!!! THE ENDING!!!!!!!!!! 
I had no clue. Thought he'd be back. WOW. That's a soap. I guess RC decided to let him go---just like the show.
THAT'S a soap...pathos, connected stories...and SURPRISING us good or bad. #OLTL deserves SO MUCH MORE.

I CAN'T EVEN SEE TO Talk about GH!! Geesh. Let's see, Tracy gets flowers from AZ... usual Q stuff going on...Shawn and Carly in Kelly's.  Sam and Jason talking about Franco. Sonny and Kate stuff. It's just like Brenda  all over again. WILL SHE LOVE  Sonny?? WILL the woman fall for the bad boy??!! Whatever. I don't care. Great Thanksgiving listening to them argue.
Sam wearing "An outfit" to go the the Q's-- and it's BLACK. ugh. Edward looks dapper but the Q house is basically empty because they are ALL DEAD. Edward knew about the tainted money. 
Joss is in a porta crib? What? uh..okay. Whatever.
THIS WAS A PATHETIC Thanksgiving show!! Who remembers when Mike would feed the dock workers and homeless on Thanksgiving?! 
My fave thing was Edward's periwinkle blue shirt and bow tie. That's it..oh and Tracy yelling at Jason. heh. 
TODAY'S SHOW WAS about Jason's sorrow and Sonny's angst. Nice. Great. Thanks. Oh, and Dante was hurt. ahahahaa.

Propect Park Deal Dead...2:55pm

Prospect Park released a statement that the online soap deal is done. So sorry for OLTL and AMC. Crews, actors, families... viewers. 
ABC should be ashamed. Why? They didn't give a damn about these shows..and they didn't even TRY to get SoapNet up and running properly. 

 The company released this statement: “After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive One Life to Live and All My Children via online distribution. It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get OLTL on the air in a reasonable time period following its Jan. 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible.

Deadline Reports NOT GOOD For Online Soaps

Hate to bring this now, but it's out there and it's not good:

DEADLINE: On The Brink

I hear that Prospect Park principals are still trying to find a last-minute solution to keep the soap online venture going but feel pressed into a corner after exhausting every possible avenue and may decide to pull the plug as soon as today.

GH Characters: What Are You Thankful For?

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing sings Edward...what are these Port Charles' residents thankful for this year?? 

Carly: A voice that doesn't give out
Michael: Coffee bean bags
Abby: Ricola drops
Josslyn: Her pink elephant
Sonny: His magical dimples
Kate: Sonny's magical dimples
Coleman: Everyone in PC needing to drink his booze
Lucky: Oyrish stew
Liz: Sedatives 
Jason: The stars 
Sam: The shells
Sam and Jason (A special tribute) The color black
Maxie: A whole new look instead of being sent away
Matt: Being included in any story
Lisa: filled hypodermic needles
Alkazar: Time space continuum allowing him to be several places in a blink of an eye  
Molly: Romance, any romance
Mac: his 4 scenes

Luke: his vacations
Monica: being unburied
Cam: Matches

Aiden: A disease that is cured in 1 episode
Olivia: Guitar Sex
Steve : Olivia Sex
Dante: Good public health plan
Lulu: Garter belts for the HoHouse
Spinelli: Retro-amnesia and the magical powers of Rain Man
Diane: Hair dye 
Alexis: Her boots
Brenda: Sleeves, really LONG sleeves 
Johnny: his sister's memory
Franco: Acrylic paint and robotic cameras 
Tracy: Well, it's NOT Luke!
Jax: false police reports of missing people
Mulva: A name like Dolores
Nikolas: Wyndemere's couch
Ethan: Lasha's portrait
Shawn: Big glistening muscles
Siobhan: lipstick  that writes on pillowcases
Epiphany: The rules and  Dr. Steve's cute butt 
Bob the Badger: Front row seat to Sonny's angst/barware throwing
Edward: Nothing, Dang Nabbit.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

JR Wins DWTS!!

Sorry West Coasters, I have to get to bed and can't wait to congratulate our boy JR from #AMC for taking home the Mirror Ball! Although I was sad Rikki Lake went first, I was so happy he took first place. Here's hoping he moves on to some great projects in the future!

GH and Showbiz 411: Not Pulling Any Punches!

Showbiz 411's headline reads: ABC Prepares General Hospital For It's End by Killing Main Character! READ  it all at the  link. 

ABC Daytime is just about over. They announced today that they’re writing out a major “General Hospital” character. Kimberly McCullough, 33,  has been on the show on and off since 1985, starting as a child.McCullough’s character, Robin Scorpio, became infected with HIV in the late 1980s from her boyfriend. Now it seems “GH” will likely kill her off from AIDS–and this should make everyone everywhere pretty angry since AIDS deaths have been reduced greatly over the years. The Robin character was a symbol of hope.

Congratulations to Brian Frons, the ABC exec who over saw the dismantling. He masterfully figured out ways to drive fans from the shows in order to lower their ratings, and kill them. The good news is, whoever’s left watching ABC daytime will know how to cook a chicken and how to execute a wine reduction. This is valuable information.

Great Interview with Kristen Alderson on the Eve of her Leaving OLTL

Great Interview with Terry Morrow on Tinseltown Terry's Blog.
Alderson: Last week, I taped a lot of scenes that will be among the last scenes that will air on the show with Kassie (Blair) and Roger (Todd). That was tough. The end of last week was just so emotionally draining. I was crying at the end of last week. This week was a bit easier because I must have gotten a lot of it out of my system. But it will all crack tomorrow (the final taping). It's weird. After this is alll over, it will be weird because it will feel like I am on vacation all the time. This is like family to me.

JJ and Kimberly Thx for the Memories

View this.. .. It's a trip down memory lane. It's Robin, Lucky and Laura up in the Webber-Scorpio house attic packed with old treasures and tales.  Robin and  Lucky grew up on this show, and both are leaving. yeah us.

Out Turkey Shoppin' today so...give me your best shots!

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's Official: Kim McCollough is OUT at GH

GH’S McCULLOUGH LEAVING: It’s true: GH’s Kimberly McCullough (Robin) is exiting Port Charles, but will air into the early months of 2012. “Kimberly McCullough has decided to pursue her dream of directing full-time, so she has decided to leave GENERAL HOSPITAL as storyline dictates,” says a show spokesperson. “Expect a poignant and must watch storyline for Robin and Patrick.” This announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) has also opted out.

Monday: Lady in White Debuts Dec 2nd

As I said on the Rumor page, Alysia Ochse is playing the "Lady in White" at Wyndemere. She could be Lulu's twin in looks! Nathan Parsons says:
"Alyshia Ochse is phenomenal! She's going to be a lot of fun for the audience to watch. She's a smart, impulsive actress who really challenges me, even though she hasn't even said anything yet! It'll take a while for her to speak. There's been so much tension building with this story. Ethan's been chasing this mystery being — they've been running circles around each other forever — and she is not what he expected.

So, it will be a cat/mouse game that will probably stretch on and on and on.. par for the GH course lately. RUMORS of a Laura recast are floating around. That's some BS if true. Will never fly.

OLTL: I totally thought Blair had on a NECKBRACE!! ahahhaaaa. IT WAS HER SWEATER! I was interrupted today during the show. Sorry I can't say more. I do love Dani and Tea though.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Instead  of a dress,  Sonny gives Kate a bikini ahahahaaa! Usually it's a damn dress...guess he's thinking ahead this time. Brenda sent papers over, and Sonny said "goodbye Brenda". Just. Like. That. He sent Kate a "scarf" that looked like a table runner. How can Kate say she doesn't want to be "one of the many" SHE IS ONE OF THE MANY!! geesh!

Fave part?? Sam almost pitches bitch Michael over the railing!!

I am liking Jen Lilly. No one can beat Kirsten but she's doing a damn fine job. She's getting less shrill and seeming to have more fun with the part. Loved when Kate walked in. 

Jason is totally obsessing over FRANCO which is just what Franco wanted. Smart Franco. They so should have taped more stuff to insert if this was lasting 6 months.  BORING!!
MONICA!!!!! Loved her coming in. She told Sam about Liz-- and invited everyone to turkey day. 

Shawn and Carly are having Thanksgiving together. I might like them if it wasn't so boring. HA! Carly find out Shawn is there because Jason asked him to watch her!! hee hee. whoops.

RentMaxie and NuKate look like mama daughter!! big time OR SISTERS!


BIG rumors on Kim McCollough leaving GH

There's a wave of rumors starting about Kim leaving GH.  SID has a piece about it  and so does Buzzworthy Radio. We know from spoilers she gets lab results, what's going to happen? Hmmm. She will be missed but it's not surprising. Kim has been doing directing projects for awhile now.

Another Casting Rumor...

I brought you Krys Meyer  as Shawn's friend's son TJ ...and now, rumor has it that April Gutierrez is coming on as the NuKrissy. I had heard this awhile ago, but wanted to see if it got any legs. She's a model, looks A LOT like KeMo--and has a ton of zexy pics all over the net:

In fact, many of them too racy to put on here, that's for dang sure!! They should have just cast Audrina Patridge, what the heck. Anyway, whether or not this girlie can act remains to be seen. We know she's got the "Assets" they are looking for. 

 Sonny's BadGirl Daughter?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lexi Ainsworth Movie Stills

Lexi filming "So This is Christmas" the movie--which wrapped last week. Check out those shoes! For more photos go go GH Spoilers Blog.

Sunday Surgery: Lasik Needed

LUKE pets BOB the Badger!!  

Ok, is it me or is GH darker than normal lately? I mean the LIGHTING, not the "Material". Good Lord, it's just making me think my TV is abnormal. Forget about Ethan in Wyndemere. I'm just  glad that FauxLasha has a white gown on or we'd never see her! 

This week we have a new doctor to talk about!! Yep-- Steven calls her in from Tennessee and spends his time scowling at her, yelling, acting all upset and --??? Why did you call her in the first place, dude? Robin doesn't like her "ROGUE" methods...imagine using the LAB out of turn!!! She eludes to doing something with another baby in Memphis--taking them to another hospital to treat them. Whatever. She looks so much like Lisa it's too weird of a coincidence. OR IS IT? Hell, she looks like RentAMaxie and NuKate as well. 

 Dead RINGER?? Newbie Maggie--Lisa Clone 

Of course, the let down of the week for me was not having the Luke/Laura 30th wedding anniversary be about that day-- and yes, I realize she's not on the show anymore but some dang flashbacks would have been nice. Then again, the entire Spencer house was burned to the ground, not sure what I expected.  Luke in a car driving for an hour to get to GH, Lucky in a plane talking to  his dead wife and Ethan in Wyndemere talking to a painting isn't my idea of a good story.  Luke's drinking/conscience angst has been done to DEATH.  ENOUGH we get it. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So Where is Dr. Ewan??

We've seen a chest...feet...and not much more. WHERE is this guy??
from SID: Nathin Butler is joining the "General Hospital" cast in the contract role of therapist Dr. Ewan Keenan. According to a recent tweet from the actor, he taped, "Moonlit beach scenes this week. Dreamy character intro," and will begin airing in a few weeks.

From Sept 28th. SEPTEMBER 28TH!!  Will this turn out to be another "Valentin"?? I thought maybe he WAS going to end up being Valentin Cassadine. He saved Liz, he's the mysterious footprints so why the big WAIT? ugh.

Taking bets ON WHEN we finally see him.... what say you Wubbers?? Christmas? New Years?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Last Day for OLTL Taping...

Sad, Sad day for One Life To Live fans. I will write a longer blog closer to the time that it actually leaves for good (January) but just knowing that taping has ending is cause enough to write some thoughts down.

OLTL was the 'sandwich' soap I'd watch between AMC and GH when I had the time. Always great for laughs and over the top crazy-plots, I guess I took it for granted.  Headed by Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, it's just been a joy to watch these past few years. Even when decisions were made to let cast members go (Robin Strasser), or stories fade (Kish), the writing remained so strong, I just keep on watching. This show still has Bo/Nora, Clint/Vicky-- most of the Cramer girls, cast vets that have been on for years and a hell of a great storytelling style. If you follow me on twitter, you know I'm screaming A LOT during the show!! 

So, as the lights dim in NYC on the OLTL we can at least be happy for a bang-up ending and great stories for a few more weeks. There's also the real hope that Prospect Park will get  it online as soon as possible.

From Kassie DePaiva on her FB Page:
This has been a sad day. I'm truly grateful for this awesome journey. I've had an amazing time in Llanview....and really hate to see it end. But it was great and my life is better because of the lives that have touched mine. Thank you OLTL/Blair fans for 18 years of goodness. It's because of you that it has lasted this long. Until we meet again... Xoxo

Nancy Lee Grahn:  I am heartbroken for the cast of OLTL today. My first tv job was on that show . My best goes out to the cast and crew. My hopes are that it resurfaces, as it should somewhere where it will be rightfully cherished

Yet Another Obligation this Friday!

OY! Passport day today--renewal. I hope I'll be back in time for GH, but not sure. I saw yesterday Monica was nasty to Liz--including saying something about her affair with Jason. AHAHHHAAA. Oh MONICA!! Really? You who slept with NED while married to Alan?? True, you didn't quite know who he was at the time but still.  You, my dear WERE  the Run-Around of PC (along with Bobbie). Ah, the good old days!!

Not very good news going around about the OLTL deal and Prospect Park online. Money issues, legal wrangling and a lot of other sheeze has just gotten in the way. Here's hoping it gets back on track!! I NEED MY ONE LIFE TO LIFE!!! Dang it. 

 I think I forgot something...hmm. 

I also heard that Olivia still hasn't taken that PG test yet. What day was it she was hiding it from everyone? Did she forget? What the hell? How long will it be until she pees on it??? LOL.  

WANT something FUN TO READ?? Dante Fans Puppet THEATER, it is HYSTERICAL. 
GH Puppet Theater

What about this Natalie Wood Sheeze?? GOODNESS!! COLD CASE o RAMA!! 

SEXIS!!  Yeah and Sonny asks her for her favor!!
Molly and Alexis going to see Krissy.  Alexis to Sonny "representing you is not an honor"! 
ETHAN mentions Gatekeeper!!! And wants to move to Wyndemere. And there's a HELENA mention! Ethan wants to live in Wyndemere.

Michael STFU-- hate you. Stay with the coffee beans!! Oh hell, Carly's a shrew too. IF they weren't on the show today I would be so happy. 
Dante, got enough chains on?

Steve and Molly--are SO Pat and Lisa. Ok, so..Steven BEGS her to come to GH.  Now he's snarky to her,is all pissy about her treating Aiden and says she snatched a baby to 'take to another hospital in Nashville".
STUPID. there I said it, makes no sense. Whateverrrrrrrrrrrr.

Kate and Olivia..why the hell hasn't she pee'd on the stick yet??  Now they are talking about Great Loves, and Sonny breaking up with Olivia and going to Kate. They must have been about 15 for godsakes.  how stupid. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. And that ending part totally could elude to something ELSE if you listen closely. ;/ 


Thursday, November 17, 2011

RATINGS Fall For GH...again...

With the ratings game getting more and more important, GH hits new lows in key demos--again. While OLTL  hit 2.0 for 3x last week, they get the honor of the one being cancelled. There's not justice in Mudville people!! 
READ all the stats at Soap Opera Network:

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,516,000 (+264,000/-477,000)
2. B&B 3,175,000 (+209,000/+126,000)
3. OLTL 2,524,000 (-95,000/+128,000)
4. DAYS 2,294,000 (+4,000/-204,000)
5. GH 2,269,000 (-124,000/-259,000)
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.2/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/+.2)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (same/-.2)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 907,000 (+80,000/-190,000)
2. B&B 642,000 (+96,000/-5,000)
3. OLTL 595,000 (-50,000/-84,000)
4. GH 571,000 (-57,000/-277,000) <—– new low *
5. DAYS 543,000 (-23,000/-178,000) <—– new low (2nd straight week) **

JJ Says GoodBye!

Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing support and heartfelt words. I'm truly amazed and grateful. Jonathan

This was on twitter at 12:50 today. 

 Also on twitter, Hillary B Smith from OLTL said everyone was asked to clean out their dressing rooms today, even those staying with PP. That's disturbing since they were supposed to stay right there. Someone I know is visiting the set today, Last day of taping for many actors and said it's horrible. I'm so sad. I have a bad feeling they may never make it to the net. BOOO!! I so hope they do, they'd do a bang up job if allowed.

Ok, I was at a brain trauma workshop today so I'll be missing OLTL and GH..I did DVR them!! Maybe Sonya and 2cents can give a rundown and everyone else too!?

This was fun:
Today's show was ___________________________ (OLTL)

Today's show was ___________________________ (GH)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SO: it was 30 Years and We Get..


Why didn't they just rerun the damn wedding? I would have loved it. Not talking about Luke's drinking. I couldn't even see the scene in the car.

I DID LOVE THE CUPIE DOLL!! best part of the show..although a lobster would have been more fun!! By the way, the hospital must have been about 50 miles away. GEESH And the "crash" Sorry, laughed.  It took him FOREVER to get there. 

Lucky on the plane..conversin' widt OYRISH. Hmmmm. Um.. Okay.  I'm tired of the depression, and other than "live your life" I didn't really get the point. Plus Lucky should have asked her why she sent him to Ireland to send him BACK HOME. OY! 

This Ethan thing is going to be so predictable..he's going to fall in love with Laura's look alike, who may or may not be a ghost. LOL. We did see her FEET. Maybe Nikolas got an operation and is back as his own MAMA? ahahha. Sorry.

FILL IN THE BLANK: "Today's Episode was____________________________"

Krys Meyer: New Kid at GH?

According to Facebook, he is!  We shall SEE!!! Remember, an African American kid is joining  the cast...he looks fun!! Shawn's Friend's son "TJ" might be coming to town.

Jonathan Jackson Dishes to TV Guide About Leaving GH

Oh yes... Jonathan Jackson's exit interview is a delicious read excerpts:  
Read the whole thing at TV

TV Guide Magazine: What brought you to the decision not to renew your contract? How was your exhaustion manifesting itself?Jackson: It's an interesting paradox. The storylines don't stay with me in the sense that I feel personally tormented by what my character is going through, but it does take its toll on me physically and emotionally. It's a real energy zapper and there are days when I feel like I have nothing left to give. And in this medium where you're dealing with a pretty insane amount of dialogue, day in, day out, the collision of a heavy workload and increasing exhaustion can make you a little crazy. I love to work hard but I've been at maximum capacity in terms of mental and emotional output for months on end and it has become too difficult. I am extremely thankful that they wanted to give me all those storylines with so much depth, but there's just no balance. Usually, you might get one or maybe two really good and intense story arcs per year. There's usually a cycle to this stuff on soaps. But this has been nonstop. There was just no reprieve. I have a wife and three kids and other things in life I have to think about. I just knew I couldn't sustain the schedule at GH and that kind of emotion for much longer. It was just too intense. MORE

30 Years of Luke And Laura...

 Cupcakes made by LauraAKB to celebrate the Day!

Ok, not 30 years..we know that. God forbid GH keeps vet couples on the show. It was 30 years ago that we watched Laura come down the aisle in her overgrown headpiece and puff-tastic gown. Just Post Princess Di, THIS WAS THE WEDDING to Watch!! Oh to be a teen then. Not only was there a royal wedding that year, LUKE AND LAURA finally tied the knot!

In the end, we won't get very much except Luke talking to "himself" and maybe a passing mention of Laura. They trashed her character in so many ways, I can't stand it. Last time when they had an "anniversary" Luke was married to Tracy and lied to Laura about it. *sigh* 

 Watch Part One here... Laura arrives and so does Helena Cassadine. This is when they had great shoots OUTSIDE. FUNKY '80's fashions!! Enjoy

Ethan Meets His "Woman In White"

Lady haunting Wyndemere: Alyshia Oche 
"It's not going to be a traditional soap romance, and I love that," says Parsons. "It's very Wuthering Heights, the kind of epic, fantastical mystery GH hasn't done in years. When Ethan and the Woman finally meet, it's all shock and awe. He is obsessed with her, though he's not even sure she's real."

Perhaps she ain't? "That could well be," says Parsons. "It's possible Ethan is crazy. After all, he's a Spencer. His father Luke (Tony Geary), is talking to himself and constantly disappearing. His brother, Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), is consumed with his dead wife." Adds Parsons with a laugh: "Maybe all the Spencers are going mad. If so, I'm happy to go there." 

RUMOR HAS IT:  Laura's long lost daughter??  Just another wandering Cassadine? An honest to goodness ghost?! Hmmmmmmm. This should happen around Dec. 2nd.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LAST Taping Week for OLTL ...It's KILLING ME!'s show was so great LOVED  Tina at the wedding! "No one is appreciating the flowers"!! AND CORD wants to marry her!! Oh swoon!! THIS IS SO SOAPY!! Thank you Ron C!!
Shawn with David Vickers the doggie!! Shaun and Nora betting. heh.
Natalie running to the airport!!!!! OMG!! :THUD: Very good scene . Michael Easton even had some expression

And Rex is there too--and Gigi/Stacey (I say it's Gigi), he finally sees her!! eeeeeee
OH NIGEL!!  Knocked out. Someone should have realized  crazy Brody was going to take the baby. 

OLTL is why I watch soaps. It makes me happy to watch almost every dang day. THANK YOU! 
I have NO IDEA what they are going to do in December because everything's happening today!  

GENERAL HOSPITAL: ZZZZZZZZZZZ WHATEVER!! Now we know Luke will take Aiden to the hospital, get in a fender bender.  Yada Yada. I guess another baby being sick is the way to go on here?!
Ethan had Stargazer Lillies  for Liz...they smell very heavy. Her whole room will be overwhelming soon. Ethan is obsessed with Laura now-- hence the lady in white look alike?
Sonny and Jason. Low Talkers as Seinfeld would say. Jason actually got a bit pissed with Sonny today. Sonny catches up with Jason on the stuff...but Jason's somewhere else.
Lulu was such a bitch.  Come on. "YOU OWE ME FACE TIME"!!?? Who says that?? Face time! 
NO ONE told Lucky about Liz, I find that funny.  Thank goodness his cell phone had great reception in the Oyrish graveyard!! I wanted him to dance to "Thrillahhhhhhhhhhhhh" in there. Heh. 
Lulu said Cameron had an inhaler...ummmm, since when? He's got asthma?? Huh? 

TODAY: Magical  RED Tam hat was all over the place!! Lucky's cell phone got great reception in the graveyard in the middle of Nowhere Ireland! Sonny and Jason have a chit chat. They are so IN WUB!! You can tell.

Ingo Has MORE News!!

Besides his Hawaii 5-0 stint, Ingo announced he's coming back to GH for a little bit in December!! I'm hoping it's not as bad as the last one, but we'll see. He also announced he and his wife are looking forward to welcoming their second child. Their first child, a son, is named  Peanut. Will this one be Jelly?! hee hee..

: Looking forward to flying back to LA for a little GH!!!! This December.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cady McCain and The Prospect Deal...

Cady McCain took to facebook to address some of the things she's been hearing about the Cyber-deal. Thought you'd like to read some of it.. interesting. Read it in FULL on Cady's FB Page
Okay, I just have to say that the news that "AMC didn't move on because of actor negotiations" is just totally wrong. First of all, when I was there at the very end, TONS of actors were asking each other, "have you been contacted? Has ANYBODY been contacted?" The answer was always, "No. What's going on? Why haven't they contacted any of us?"

Now comes the real question, why? Why weren't they asked? Is it true that PP was negotiating only with Lucci and waiting until that deal was done to contact anyone else? I do not know. She did not share that info with anyone as far as I know. I did hear through the grapevine (after the show ended) that PP did indeed contact her. Make of that what you will.

Is it true that PP showed preference for OLTL from the very beginning? Yes, I do know that because OLTL had higher ratings, PP felt they had a better bet with them. Other than that, I cannot guess at anything else, other than that PP only has so much money to go around, and this internet gamble is a huge one. My feeling is, when OLTL goes to the internet, it will have a only a FEW months to prove itself as a viable show. If it doesn't pull the ratings PP needs it to... it will not withstand the chopping block. If it DOES do well in the ratings, then there is a CHANCE that AMC will be pulled back into the mix.

Garin Wolf: Am I Afraid of the Great White Shark?

Translation: Katie Couric?! 
In Part two of his interview with GH Headwriter Garin Wolf, Terry Morrow of explores the notion that GH may not make it into it's 50th year on the air. Go to Tele-buddy's Tinseltown Tales for ALL the dish!!

LUKE Petted BOB the Badger TODAY!!

Natalie's Wedding!! What a show!!!! 
Thank GOD Roxy in her carnival outfit said something...THEN TINA BURSTS in just as John is going to see Liam!! Natalie remembering her convo with Brody at the diner and she knows he KNEW all this time!! Brody goes a bit wacko!!! 
John  then is at the airport same time Coma Gigi is there..ahhhhhhh
Oh yes, this show makes me swooooooooon!!

 GENERAL HOSPITAL TODAY: Ghost Siobhan... I still don't get the goose chase to Ireland for this sheeze. 'Jeek needs tah speek to dahs" Oh,  Oyrish. She even had her red tam on!
Mac! Too bad Mulva is on when he is! LOL...who killed Lisa? Who cares--she tried to kill Patrick and injected the boat crew--so, er... 
Johnny and Kate.  Um..and it's night again.  Whatever  Their scenes were are important as the scenes between he and  Abby.  I guess Johnny has to be obsessed with Sonny because Jax is gone now. It's also like Claudia just died or something! GOD!
Luke and Sonny LUKESON!  And  Luke petted BOB the Badger!! Ode to Bob!!! Eee!! They sounded so old.  LMAO!
Olivia and Steve--so don't care.  Sorry, this is going in circles.  Especially with Maggie. She looks so much like Lisa, she has to be related somehow. Or it's a total recycle bin job.
Liz and Jason --she's like: Weren't you on your honeymoon??  yeah LIZ-- like for MONTHS!! Monica and Jason hug!! She knows something is wrong...Jason has that Sex Abuse pamphlet to take to Sam. 
Steve FINALLY REMEMBERS Liz is in the hospital!! WOW..shocker. 
Lante are on baby patrol...and  Aiden has another bruise. You know Luke's going to give him marrow to save him, hence the redemption.
Mulva questioning Olivia--in the hospital HALLWAY...LOL. 
Didn't it sound like baby Aiden said "papa" when Lulu opened the door to Luke??awww

NEW Pretty is up!! Go to Pretty The Series dot COM.... and watch Genie and Denise  together being hysterically funny!!

Ingo's Episode of Hawaii 5-0 airs in 2 weeks!

That's right, you can see our own "Jasper Jacks" guesting on Hawaii 5-0 !! I hope he surfs...shirtless. He'll be on episode 211-so check to see if that's coming or interrupted by Thanksgiving. Remember there is also word he's coming back for a short stint on GH if they can work it out!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kelly Monaco Kirsten's replacement "Not Up to Par with Kirsten"

On Dirty Soap tonight, Farah Fath talks about the cancellation of GH and Katie Couric rumors with Kelly Monaco. Then they talk about Kirsten Storms. Fath says it's "Frustrating to get no news" about her illness. Kelly talks about her replacement Jen Lilley and even though they haven't worked together said "she not up to par with Kirsten". Both actresses said it's a tough position to be in, to take the place of someone like Kirsten with her hold on the character. Everyone toasts to her health at that point. I sure wish we'd hear about her situation soon. Her PR person could even put a small update out there to the mags saying "Thanks for the concern" or something!! 
Dirty Soap's finale was pretty dang dull. 

Sunday Surgery: Gallstones

 Frequent Flyer Miles? 
Oh, Lucky, stuck in that dang Oyrish Graveyard-- night after night after night (it did go from Oct 31st to Nov 11th remember) waiting for some wee folk to leave him a message. What did he get? 'GO HOME DADDY' written in stones. 
Now, think about it. He GOES to Ireland because of Siobhan, who then turns around and gives him clues to tell him to GO BACK HOME.
uh.... okay. No wonder JJ is running for the dang door.  Knowing he also wanted the Liz/Lucky redux warms my heart too.  That's the type of history I like in a soap. Childhood lovers, strife...reconciliation. *sigh* works every time. 

 More Wyndemere Skulking coming...

I took much heat on Twitter this week, enough for me to stop posting my opinions for a bit. Between  Sam's rape reaction and the full out Lisaon/JaSam crap, it just made me ill. I personally wish they had written Sam as a STRONG rape victim. Truth be told, I wish they'd never made her a rape victim at all. Soaps tend to lean on that storyline way too often. What gets me is the total lack of recognition to go to the hospital ESPECIALLY to get treated for an STD or have some HIV prevention. Whatever. Sam can throw presents, deny--be all upset and not tell anyone. I think it goes against character. Yes, many women react like that in 'real life' but a heck of a lot of them stick their necks out and go after their perpetrator and take care of their health. I saw Laura curl up into a ball-- Liz cry...followed by how many others. ONCE I'd like to see a "Burning Bed" issue.

Mysterious message? I'm going for: "Order me 2 Enchaladas with no hot sauce".
Writing is still all over the place. I'm still seeing that Wolf is trying to "fix Guza's mess"--but, how long will that take??!! A year??! Come on. I don't think Guza ignored time and space to write stories. 

Finally: Tracey

  Portia and Elizabeth at GH. Portia heard about Gregory.  Liz says the family is taking it hard. Portia asks what is wrong but Liz says she...