Mon, 30 August 2010
On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey and Jillian choose the actors and actresses they believe did an outstading job and debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions!
Fri, 27 August 2010
The Daytime Confidential/Pop Confidential peeps made their way back to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on Friday, Aug. 27, and man, woman, child was it a crazy time!
In between listening to the golden oldies Larry Flick and his partner-in-snark Keith Price spin on Flashback Fridays, Luke, Jamey and Jillian fielded questions about all the biggest stories happening in soaps and the rest of pop culture.
Which soap does Larry feel should have gotten the axe before As The World Turns? The answer makes the DC/PC peeps come out swinging! Has The Bold and the Beautiful really improved—as Jamey, Jillian and Luke maintain— or are they just so used to eating spam, they don't recognize steak anymore? What about the heavily-hyped return of "The Goddess" aka Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo to General Hospital. Is the slow build working, or are soap fans' attention spans simply too fried, dyed and laid to the side for dragging out a reveal these days?
In the second hour (That's right peeps, The Little Podcasters Who Could, got TWO HOURS on Sirius Radio!) Larry and Keith pick the DC/PC'ers brains about Lindsay Lohan's latest comeback possibilities, this weekend's Primetime Emmy Awards and Larry reveals he loves it when Jamey bursts out into song on podcasts. Doesn't everyone? After you listen, be sure to sign up for a free trial subscription to Sirius so you can sample this insanely funny morning show for a month! You can also follow Larry and Keith on Twitter. Take it from us, you won't be sorry!
Fri, 27 August 2010
In what may be the wildest Daytime Confidential podcast episode since, well Michael Muhney (sidenote: What IS in the water in Genoa City?), Luke and Jamey welcome Christian LeBlanc aka bad boy-turned barrister Michael Baldwin from The Young and the Restless, who this Saturday night, August 28, 2010, will be hosting the hottest sketch comedy show in Los Angeles—ACME Saturday Night at the ACME Comedy Theatre (located at 135 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood).
Honey chile, the spirits of Tennessee Williams, Faulkner and Margaret Mitchell were all circling the roof of the "DC Studios", as Luke tried to keep up with two bad ol' boys from the South! When Jamey and Christian weren't cuttin' up, talking in affected, over-the-top Southern accents about sketch comedy, the theatre, the fine art of Southern fried put downs and sugar tits, Christian managed to reveal which of his 3,745 Daytime Emmys means the most to him. He also waxed poetic about the art of transforming a dastardly soap villain into a beloved hero. But does he miss "Evil Michael"? His answer may surprise you.
LeBlanc also talks about what it's like working with several of his lovely leading ladies, Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Michelle "The Staff" Stafford (Phyllis) and Lauralee Bell, who recently reprised the role of Michael's one-time stalking victim Christine "Cricket" Blair Grainger Romalotti Williams. He also discussed his thoughts on the Sarah Smythe storyline and Michael and Lauren's current scenes opposite the newly-christened Jill Fenmore (Jess Walton).
Is he excited about former As The World Turns' leading lady Maura West coming to Genoa City as Michael's former co-conspirator Diane Jenkins? You'll have to download the podcast to find out. Speaking of World Turns, what are LeBlanc's thoughts on the soap where he got his start, coming to an end this September?
The New Orleans native— who still owns property there— also speaks to the amazing resilience of his people, who are continuing to rebuild the Crescent City after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina five years ago. This Podcast on a Hot Tin Roof will go down as one of the most insanely-soaptasic hours Luke and Jamey have ever attempted to host.
Mon, 23 August 2010
Soap superstar Mary Beth Evans may just be the hardest working woman in daytime. On the heels of recently reprising the role of Sierra on As The World Turns, one last time, Evans is set to return to her breakout role as Days of Our Lives' beloved Kayla this fall, but that isn't the only thing she'll be doing as the leaves begin to fall. Evans is also starring in and producing one of the most highly anticipated web soaps ever—The Bay.
On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey talk with Evans and Gregori J. Martin, the prolific creator of The Bay. The enterprising duo provide a sneak peak of The Bay's dysfunction-yet-delicious core family, the Garretts, headed by socialite Sara Garrett (Evans). Evans reveals how Martin's intricately-woven back story for the characters he created hooked her on The Bay's mythology, and caused her to decide to sign on with the project.
Lifelong soap fan Martin, who got his career start working in production for Another World, reveals which soap supercouples inspired and informed him in creating The Bay. Hint: One Life to Live fans just might want to tune in when The Bay premieres in five weeks!
Evans also discusses in depth her storied career in daytime. From syndicated soap Rituals, to DAYS, World Turns and General Hospital, she's created memorable varied characters fans have adored. Can she do it again with Sara Garrett? After listening to this episode, we bet you'll come away hoping The Bay is as big a hit as the DC crew predicts it will be!
Thu, 19 August 2010
On today's Daytime Confidential Top 5 episode Luke, Jillian, Melodie and Belinda count down their Top 5 Returns to soaps. Whether a soap character's return is shocking, long awaited, tear inducing or periodic they often bring with them great scenes and storylines. What are your Top 5 Returns?
Mon, 9 August 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
Alicia Minshew returns to All My Children this week as Kendall, but why do they insist on using Kendall to pimp a couple AMC fans loathe like Ryan and Greenlee? Amidst a terrible storyline Debbi Morgan has been delivering standout performances. Belinda weighs in on the new dynamic at Chandler mansion. Is it even worth it to keep Scott Chandler in the mix?
The Young and the Restless signs As the World Turns star Maura West to play the role of Diane Jenkins. Molly calls off her wedding to Holden. Lucinda’s master-plan of revenge against Craig is falling into place.
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Hope is beginning to spin out of control as she grapples with what her mother and boyfriend did. Taylor, Stephanie and Steffy rip into Brooke. What will Steffy do now that Taylor has given her share of Forrester?
Days of our Lives ratings continue to sag, but what can they do to get back on track? Is their front burner Nighttime Hope storyline to blame or do they need to pick up the pace? Luke believes there is a lack of intensity to DAYS storylines and that they don’t give fans a reason to be invested. After lasting way to long, but the Nighttime Hope storyline is beginning to wind down.
General Hospital’s Brenda returns to Port Charles this week. Will her return be everything the network hopes or could her return kick off with a bang and then fizzle? Belinda doesn’t think Brenda is the end all be all. Claire started out as such a good character, but now she’s fallen for Sonny’s charms. Could Claire end up sidelined like Kate Howard or Hannah?
Todd and Tea’s wedding was great on One Life to Live, but was the picture of Roger Howarth foreshadowing something? If it wasn’t, should it be? Jamey believes that Howarth’s return is one of the few things OLTL could do to get a sustained ratings boost. The Elijah mess just keeps getting worse and worse. Why can’t Blaire catch a break when it comes to men? OLTL says goodbye to Evangeline.
The DC gang digs into Maura West news. Is the role of Diane Jenkins the right one for West or is The Young and the Restless playing fast and loose with Diane’s age? Jill betrays Billy yet again. Who won’t she betray to get what she wants? Should Lauren be in jail for pushing Jill into the grave? Phyllis and Nick’s marriage is crumbling, but Michelle Stafford is delivering great performances. Did Phyllis revert back to her old self after getting a haircut?
Fri, 6 August 2010
Fasten your seat belts Daytime Confidential listeners. You're about to download one of our wildest podcasts ever! The Young and Restless game changer, Michael Muhney drops by to chat will Luke, Jamey and Jillian about what it was like to takeover one of the most controversial and complex roles in recent daytime history, VIctor Adam Newman, Jr.
The veteran of primetime's cult hit Veronica Mars reveals what made him go out for a part on a soap in the first place, when so many actors see daytime as a "stepping stone". Muhney shares how any initial reservations were quickly snuffed out after a few days of working with such enormous talents as Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman and others.
He also spills the tea about what he believes makes Adam tick, citing Shakespearean themes and psychological underpinnings that has the DC crew wishing Muhney were not only starring in a soap, but helping to write his storyline!
Muhney also gets real about the contract issues that almost led to his saying goodbye to Y&R and Adam for good. What led him to stick with the role? You'll have to tune in to hear him tell it in his own words, that is when he isn't matching the gang snark for snark and Jamey, impersonation for impersonation.
Tue, 3 August 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian discuss the latest in All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
Angie and Jesse’s What If episode opposite of One Life to Live’s Starr Manning. Doesn’t Angie’s pregnancy and illness storyline remind us of Reva Shane’s on Guiding Light? Is Stephanie Gatschet starting to act again?
The Paley Center says goodbye to As the World Turns. Holden and Molly’s celebrate their engagement, but should Holden and Lily be together in the end?
The fallout from Steffy’s video continues as Steffy tries to clear her name. Is Brad Bell back in the groove of things at The Bold and the Beautiful and are Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss stepping up their game? Is there a connection between Liam and Bill?
Melissa Reeves returns to Days of our Lives as Jamey’s beloved Jennifer Rose. DAYS’ casts Robin Mattson opposite of Stacy Haiduk. Gabriela Rodriguez is a goner. Why should they recast the role when they could make Chad and Will a couple?
Jamey is going coco for cocoa puffs over Vanessa Marcil’s return to General Hospital. Sam and Jason share some nice scenes.
The world closes in on One Life to Live’s Elijah. Jamey argues for Blaire over Tea as the love of Todd’s life against Luke, Jillian and Mel. Todd testifies for Cole.
Sharon shoots Adam on The Young and the Restless. Y&R snags another guest star, Elinor Donahue. Jillian, Mel and Jamey discuss whether-or-not Sofia’s behavior is reflective of how African Americans act in a corporate environment.
Mon, 2 August 2010
Tune in to today’s Daytime Confidential episode to hear Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian as they are interviewed by The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick on Sirius Out Q 109/XM 98. Listen to the hilarious discussion as they cover everything from which of General Hospital’s Carly is the best, why Larry doesn’t watch The Young and the Restless, Frankie’s death on Another World, Luke’s relationship with All My Children to the state of soaps and more.
In the second hour as guests the fun continues as a lively discussion of Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail, the Mel Gibson tapes, the pros and cons of the different Real Housewives franchises, True Blood and Montana Fishburne’s sex tape ensues. Jillian’s mom Mrs. Bowe is also in studio and makes a surprising revelation about her daughter.
We know you’ll enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick.