Wed, 30 March 2011
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
It was a busy week of All My Children news. At the beginning of the week Deadline reported that All My Children could be in danger of cancellation, but by the end of the week actors were telling fans the rumors are not true. When a primetime series is in danger of being cancelled all the major entertainment bibles report the news, often inspiring fans to get motivated to try and help save their show. Why is there a double standard for discussing reports that a soap may be cancelled? We all know the genre is struggling, but can’t such reports help motivate soap fans to try and save their soap?
Taylor tries to cause problems for Brooke and Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful. Does Taylor need a home in Napa Valley, because she’s been doing a lot of whining lately? Katie isn’t happy with Bill. Steffy had better watch out.
Will Days of Our Lives do a gay storyline? If they do, should DAYS pursue a Chad and Will pairing or should they explore another couple? Luke can’t believe he’s beginning to enjoy EJ and Taylor like Jamey and Jillian do. What does everyone think of Dario?
The person responsible for baby Jake’s death has been revealed. Would there have been more long term storyline potential if it had been Carly instead of Luke who was responsible? Jillian and Melodie debate whether Robin or Lisa would take each other out in a fight. Find out whose Luke and Regan come down on. Tyler Christopher is leaving General Hospital as Nikolas Cassadine. Elizabeth Taylor, the original Helena Cassadine, passes away.
One Life to Live is telling a ripped from the headlines bullying story. The show aired a suicide prevention PSA, which has Regan and Melodie worried about Shane’s fate. Luke loves David and Dorian together again, but wants it to last. Nora gets most of her memory back as Rex closes in on the identity of daddy Ford’s killer.
The Young and the Restless’ Victor Newman takes Newman Enterprises public. How will this impact the lives of Genoa City’s leading citizens? Emily O’Brien is out as Jana. Jillian is enjoying the heat between Adam and Phyllis, but Luke refuses to give up his love Adam and Sharon.
Wed, 23 March 2011
On today Tuesday March 22 Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr returned to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and Keith Price to talk about the second season of Workshop, which premieres on Hulu on March 29.
During the first hour Larry, Keith, Jamey and Luke discuss the tragic killing of General Hospital’s baby Jake and the reports of All My Children’s possible cancellation. During the second hour, Workshop co-creator Nate Golon and Workshop star and Passions alum Phillip Jeanmarie join the party to preview the upcoming season of Workshop, their characters and what inspired the comedic webseries.
In the final half hour Larry, Keith, Jamey and Luke discuss the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, season finale of Pretty Little Liars and the latest from Showtime’s Shameless.
Mon, 21 March 2011
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast TV Guide's Michael Logan joins Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels to discuss all the latest soap opera hot topics and news, including:
Soap Opera Digest reported that Bob Guza could be on his way out, before the story was later discounted by ABC. If Guza had left General Hospital, would it have been a good thing or bad thing for the show? Logan weighs in on GH’s decision to kill off baby Jake and teases the fallout from the storyline.
Jamey asks Logan to provide insight into One Life to Live’s continued red herrings about Roger Howarth’s version of Todd Manning. Could Howarth still return to Llanview? ABC continues to develop talk shows, but will one of them replace an ABC soap? (Editor's Note: This podcast was recorded prior to Deadline.com's story about the possible cancellation of All My Children on March 21, 2011) Find out if Logan thinks All My Children should keep their current head writers.
Jamey is dreaming of DAYS with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn back in Salem where they belong, thanks to a Soap Opera Digest article. Get Logan’s take on whether or not they might return. Meanwhile, Jamey is warming up to Daniel and Jennifer (Shawn Christian and Melissa Reeves), but what where does that leave his love for Jack (Matt Ashford)? Logan ponders what the brass at All My Children thought when they learned Tamara Braun was interested in returning to soaps and had signed on to DAYS. Jillian is digging Natalia Livingston as Taylor.
The last time Logan dropped by the Daytime Confidential podcast no one was very happy with The Young and the Restless. Does the veteran soap journo think things have improved in Genoa City?
It appears Stephanie and Brooke’s (Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelly Lang) truce is over on The Bold and the Beautiful, thanks to Thomas (Adam Gregory) tonguing his stepmommy down in Paris. Jamey wants to see Thomas and Brooke get it on more now than ever. Logan discusses his recent interview with Brad Bell and whether or not Thomas could still end up being gay.
The Daytime and Pop Confidential gang love Showtime’s Shameless and it turns out the Logan does too! Also learn what he thinks about this season of Celebrity Apprentice, featuring former daytime divas Star Jones and Lisa Rinna, and so much more!
Mon, 14 March 2011
DC #610: Y&R's Christian LeBlanc on Newman Family Fued, Tennesee Williams' 100th Birthday and Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms
He's B-A-A-A-A-CK! On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome back the rascally Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restlesss. LeBlanc dishes his character Michael Baldwin's role in the explosive Newman arbitration story arc on Y&R, his upcoming appearances in celebration of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival (held March 23-27 in New Orleans) and even weighs in on those controversial Daytime Emmy pre-nominations!
Tune in to hear the multiple Daytime Emmy winner wax in depth about his gig reading from Tennessee's works on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm at the Petit Theater du Vieux Carre on Jackson Square along with Caroll Baker (Baby Doll), Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth), Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), Grace Zabriskie (Big Love) and John Waters (Hairspray).
LeBlanc also talks about judging the infamous "Stella" contest in Jackson Square on Sun. March 26 with Knight, all in honor of Tennessee's 100th birthday. Then he previews his hosting responsibilities for the Mad Hatter's Design Competition, sponsored by the Bayou Junior Women's Club of Thibodeaux, Louisiana on Sun. April, 3, with special guests Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days of Our Lives).
The hilarious thesp also reveals he has a few upcoming comedy club appearances with another of our favorite Genoa citizens, Sean Kanan (Deacon). The rowdy pair will be appearing at 3 pm EST on May 14 at the Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, New York ( 2797 Merrick Road), and then at 12 pm EST on May 15 at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club (520 Arnold Avenue) in Point Pleasant, New Jersey).
Then LeBlanc breaks down the complicated and ever-changing Daytime Emmy pre-nomination process for Luke and Jamey and issues quite a stern statement for actors who are complaining—get involved or stop bitchin'. Let's see if the DC boys can keep this podcast on the rails!
Sat, 12 March 2011
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan hang out with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the laugh-filled time they discuss everything from General Hospital killing off baby Jake to The Young and the Restless’ Sharon Newman being an expensive ho. Larry asks Jamey for an update what his sources are telling him about the possible fate of All My Children and One Life to Live.
Former The View host Star Jones stops by the Sirius studio to chat about Celebrity Apprentice, her new book Satan’s Sisters and heart health.
Then the gang dives into the latest in pop culture news, including; the Charlie Sheen fiasco, Showtime’s Shameless, True Blood, Whoopi Goldberg, Tennessee Williams and Luke’s love for Sci-Fi series such as Doctor Who, Torchwood and Battlestar Galactica,
Wed, 9 March 2011
They may play the best of frenemies on NBC Daytime's Days of Our Lives, but legions of fans are positively "Chill" with the possibilty of Chad and Will sharing more than a few benefits on the soap. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome Casey Deidrick and Chandler Massey, who this Saturday, March 12 at 7 pm PST, will co-host the hottest sketch comedy show in Los Angeles, ACME Saturday Night.
Casey and Chandler's co-hosting gig comes on the heels of their recent appearance in ACME's new improvisational showcase, Celebrity Improv Mashup. Are two of soaps fave teen hunks preparing for dual careers as comedians? You'll think so after this podcast.
Casey and Chandler also comment on the phenomenon that is "Chill", revealing their thoughts on the possibilty of their popular characters being Friends of Glee. Then they dish about the onscreen ladies in their lives, Camila Banus, who plays Will Horton's onscreen squeeze Gabi and newcomer Kate Mansi who plays Abby Deveraux, the newly-returned legacy character who has caught Chad's eye.
Chandler gives up deets on what it's like working opposite soap superstar Alison Sweeney, who plays his mom Sami on the sudser, while Casey reveals whether or not Joe Mascolo (Stefano) is as scary in real life as he seems on TV. Deidrick also waxes about working his new onscreen sibs James Scott (EJ) and Renee Jones (Lexie).
Luke gets to the bottom of why Chandler was given the nickname "Bam-Bam" in college, while Jamey and Chandler bond over their respective, brilliant turns in the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors. Jamey also gets Casey to open up about his real-life breakup with DAYS costar Molly Burnett (Melanie) and whether or not he'll be returning to the hilarious, webisoap Empire for another guest spot next season.
Tune in to this podcast to find out why Casey tweeted after the chat @ScuseCaseyD @jamey_giddens "Best. Interview. Ever". Be sure to check out Casey Deidrick and Chandler Massey this weekened co-hosting ACME Saturday Night, located at the ACME Comedy Theatre (135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036). Not in SoCal? No prob. Watch the show live at www.acmecomedy.com
Tue, 8 March 2011
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:
Kendall’s search to uncover what happened to Zach on All My Children. Luke and Jamey aren’t enjoying Tad and Cara’s fake relationship storyline, but Regan is. Jamey thinks AMC needs to go ahead and put Tad and Erica together.
Could The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas end up being gay? Should Thomas end up with Brooke or Dayzee? What will Ridge do when he finds out Thomas kissed Brooke in Paris?
Jamey is so sick of doppelgangers he is boycotting Days of our Lives until the Fake Rafe storyline is over. He refuses to watch any more doppelganger storylines. Dena Higley needs to go now! Would Megan McTavish be a good replacement for Higley?
Brenda and Sonny’s wedding pull in big ratings for General Hospital. Does this prove Guza still has it? Will fans, who tuned in just for the wedding, stick around? Regan discusses the latest online rumors about GH possibly killing off Elizabeth and Jason’s son Jake.
Wendy Williams makes her One Life to Live debut. What did the DC gang think of her appearance? Luke is enjoying Tess’s digs at Ford. Everyone enjoys Tess way more than Jessica. Is Tess being dressed up like one of the beauty pageant contestants from Toddlers & Tiaras? Jamey is enjoying Kelly and John together. Should Dorian have another young lover or is it time for her to find someone more mature?
Victor is fighting to keep Newman Enterprises in one piece, but needs Adam’s help to do it. Luke loved Adam’s pushing away Sharon to protect her. Luke’s love for Deacon and Nikki is shattered with the news Nikki and Victor are going to get busy. How will Meggie factor into things? Jamey wants Deacon to go back to The Bold and the Beautiful.
Mon, 28 February 2011
On today’s super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:
Jamey gives an update on his Special Report about the status of ABC daytime and a decision that could come down in the coming weeks. Find out the latest on what Jamey is hearing.
Then the DC gang dives into the 2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations. Hear their hilarious reactions as they debate the various pre-nominees. Which actors or actresses deserved their pre-noms? Which actors or actress didn’t deserve to be on the list? Which actors were overlooked or deserved to be on the list, but weren’t? How does cliquish behind-the-scenes antics impact who ended up on the list and who didn’t? Which actors actually have a chance of taking home the award if they earn a nomination?
In other hot topics; ABC announced Rebecca Herbst will be staying at General Hospital as Elizabeth Webber. Regan and Jamey react to the good news. Days of our Lives rehired Tamara Braun, but not in her Emmy winning role.
All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!