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GH's Kelly Monaco: "We Have To Save Daytime" & Behind-the-Scenes of DIRTY SOAP!

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In a new interview out from Insider.com, General Hospital and Dirty Soap’s, Kelly Monaco  talks about the current state of daytime soaps, plus the drama on E’s! new reality series featuring her and some of daytime’s most notable young stars.  Here are some excerpts below from the conversation with Kelly on her relationship with high school sweetheart, Michael Gonzalez, the ongoing friendship drama between Kirsten Storms and Farah Fath, and life in a shrinking genre.

Kelly on the mood at the GH set nowadays! “It’s a sink or swim kind of attitude at work right now. We’re all pretty realistic about the state of daytime and the generation of this genre. We’re trying to keep it on the air, and everyone, from top to bottom, is stepping up to put our best foot-forward. We have got to make people tune in and save daytime. We’re very aware that we could be pulled at any time, it’s the reality of the times. But we’re hoping to make daytime cool for a generation that may not know we exist.”

Kelly on her thoughts on why Kirsten and Farah’s relationship went south as illustrated on Dirty Soap! : “It’s so weird that it’s so unclear what went wrong. I feel like both of them are still kind of shadowing the real problem because, from my stand point as a logical human being looking at it, I can’t see where the issue is. Did they just grow apart or did something sabotage the relationship? I feel like there’s something underneath the covers that isn’t being shown. I would love to see them be real about what happened. You don’t just fall apart like that without something big happening. It seems like something more substantial had to have happened to ruin such a dear close friendship. I don’t know what the f*** is going on with these girls [laughs].”

Kelly on letting her personal relationship with Mike Gonzalez being documented on the reality series:  “I’m pretty aware of what I’m allowing out there. I’ve allowed my experience with my relationship to become public because I am in a healthier place with it and think people can really relate to my struggles. It seems shameful to have a platform to discuss and heal and evolve but not use it. We all go through it, this may be to the extreme, but it happens to everyone.”

So what do you think of the drama between Farah and Kirsten and Kelly and Michael? Let us know.

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  1. aria

    October 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    farrah seems very catty and paranoid, and insecure, and her two guy friends are really arrogant and toxic, I really thought she was a more positive person but the show makes her come across as insecure w/ the people around her. and the way she is w/ her boyfriends mom just speaks volume on her.

  2. Elhu

    October 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I agree with Kelly, that there must be more than meets the eye going on between Kirsten and Farah. I like both Kirsten and Farah, but feel that Farah did initiate some type of communication, and Kirsten blew it off. Maybe she had good reason for doing that, I don’t know. Farah did seem quite genuine this week in her concern for Kirsten’s well being. I hope they patch things up. Longtime friendships don’t come along everyday, and are certainly worth patching up – if possible. As for Kelly, I also like her, and feel she was quite brave and honest to put her broken relationship out there, not to mention her innermost feelings during her most vulnerable time. Kudos to her, and I am very happy that she is healing and in a better place now. I enjoy Dirty Soap, and all of the cast!!!! I wish them all much luck on the show. I also wish Kirsten a speedy recovery, I am sure what she is going through (as a young woman), is not easy at all. I am also a longtime ABC Soap viewer (AMC, OLTL and GH), and certainly hope that GH remains on ABC Daytime, and I look forward to Prospect Park putting AMC and OLTL on the internet.

  3. Carole

    October 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’m finding the show fascinatin and addictive. Well we all want to know what goes on behind closed doors and here we are. I love Kelly, Galen n Jenna and Nadia n Brandon esp. J P you need to grow up and as for Kirsten n Farah, I also think something major happened and we may just find out. Farah’s two gay friends need to butt out. I’ve always thought that Kirsten’s may be bipolar. I know she has huge trust issues. Can’t wait to see more. Maybe adding to the cast and finding someone better for Farah?

  4. Jenna

    October 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    HATE Dirty Soap. Hate all Reality Television because it is just a load of cheap, crass, bunk.

  5. Donna

    October 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I really enjoy watching Dirty Soap. I think Kelly is a great person. I think Farrah and JP make a great couple. Loved them on One Life also. Hope Kristen gets better fast.

  6. Roxanne

    October 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I like Dirty Soap. Great reality show for soap fans. Wish everyone on the show well and thank them for sharing their lives off the shows with us.

  7. DD

    December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Can’t imagine my workout without GH! Love the GH cast and Dirty Soap has even made it better!

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

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Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

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Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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