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GH's Laura Wright Appears on The Chew to Promote Wine Business While Mario Batali Tries To Save Face with Soap Fans!



Daytime Emmy winner, and a nominee again this year, Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks) of General Hospital was the very special guest on today’s episode of the ABC foodie show, The Chew.   Wright was on to promote her increasing popular wine business, Standing Sun complete with a look at Laura and her husband John’s home and their winery.  After the very nice at home and business segment, Laura watched and assisted Chef and co-host Mario Batali cook a pasta dish along with Michael Symon.

What caught our eye was how Batali kept looking at his note cards, when asking questions to Wright or trying to sound informed about her soap life!  And then came Batali’s attempt for The Chew to save face for soap fans who may have tuning into to see the talented Wright.  Batali said,  “Daytime TV fans weren’t quite ready for us when they started, but I think we made some moves, and a lot of people that used to watch some of the shows find them at different times, and now we’re part of that same beautiful daytime pop culture which makes us very proud.”  One thing was for sure, the studio audience was extremely excited to have Laura on the show!

Then One Life to Live star, Robin Strasser (Dorian) took to her Twitter account to air her feelings on Wright’s appearance! Strasser tweeted, “Laura Wright is wrong praising the Chew, confusing protecting her own job with love/fun/or that bad food. 800 jobs lost when OLTL cancelled.  My Toxic tweet now out there, I’ll add that I think Laura Wright is talented, beautiful, and strong. Nobody’s perfect- The Chew is the proof.”

To us,  Wright was on the show to help promote her business venture.  Something that makes logical sense given the cross-promotion on the ABC lineup and Wright’s winery fits in with a food show.  However, some are skewing it differently.  Now, watch the two video segments with Wright after the jump! And then let us know about how you think Mario Batali did in the cooking segment with Wright!  And, your thoughts on Laura appearing on The Chew!


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  1. Sal Piscioneri

    May 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    sorry Laura, I won’t watch the spew………….even if you become a co-host. :<(

    • rebecca

      May 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      surprised she did the show. she’s apparently torn between beting a soap actress and promoting her wine business which she does all the time on Twitter. think it’s a betrayal to the soap audience.

      • rebecca

        May 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

        “being” not beting… a soap actress.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

      The cew doesn’t impress in the least…I find it GOOFY!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole package is kind of silly to me………………

  2. Nancy M

    May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I agree 1000% with Robin Strasser whom I miss very much. I am so glad I am not a writer because their jobs have been stripped from under them. The proof is the the loss of viewers for all of ABC shows except GH. They think they know the programming that we the viewers want to watch. They are dead wrong and are paying the price.

    • lipstickcat

      June 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Laura should not have done The Chew if she cared about the soaps, the fans ABC screwed, & her job! She is just encouraging them to cancel GH! What a traitor! I hate Mario with those stupid short pants & sandals! And he steals tips from his restaurant workers too! They sued him!

      • barbara t

        June 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

        Her wine business is doing ok she didn’t have to cross the line to go on the chew. She slapped the soap fans right in the face, we are all sticking together to trash those awful shows that replaced our soaps and unless she is living on mars she has to know that and doesn’t care, there is no excuse for her showing up on that garbage filled show, Robin Strasser said it best A lot of people are out of a job. I’m with you that Mario guy is a nasty looking clown with his shorts and those god awful shoes. Good grief abc put that dumb show on the food channel, bring back our soaps or your daytime and prime time ratings will sink we are not going to watch no matter who you put on. Those shows are cheap, cheesy, and above all else not watchable.

  3. Caroline

    May 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Mario still doesn’t get it about soap fans. I enjoyed the clips because I love Laura Wright, but I wouldn’t turn on The Chew if I were paid to.

    • SZima

      June 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

      I DVR’d the show just to watch Laura, and that’s all I watched. I couldn’t believe it when Mario said that stuff about daytime fans. He just doesn’t get it. I will never watch his lame show unless there is someone I really want to see, like Laura, but that is the only segment I will watch. And even that was painful once the idiot hosts started talking. The whole thing was awkward.

      I did enjoy seeing the recorded segment of Laura’s home, winery and family.

      • Lori S

        June 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        All I can say to the cast of that daytime show that took our show’s place is GO BACK TO THE FOOD NETWORK you guys, where you belong. And those of you who are 18-49 you need to let your voices be heard more. Laura has children to feed and a business to support, I get that but it really felt icky even just watching the clips.

      • Susan M.

        June 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        Yes they should go back to the food network…That’s where all the cooking show’s belong……The Chew makes me sick to my stomach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t stand their commericals either………………………..Again they belong on the food network.. We don’t want them on daytime programming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. LisaZee

    May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I didn’t even think about it when hearing Laura was going to be on The Chew. AMC was leaving , nothing could stop that, sadly. Something was going in that time slot and it happened to be The Chew which I think has turned out to be popular. Laura didn’t effect anything by appearing. I certainly don’t think it was wrong or a betrayal to soaps. The show that replaced OLTL bombed, but it doesn’t mean we get OLTL back.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:13 am


  5. Susan M.

    May 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I will never watch the chew…Haven’t watched it from day one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t like cooking shows and never watched one ever..They don’t interest me at all…………I can’t understand why this show is still on the air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everytime I see the comerical for the chew when I’m watching GH I change the channel………….This farce should have been cancelled long ago…I won’t watch it mo matter what guess actor appears on it……………………….

  6. gloria

    May 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    My reaction when I saw the promo of the Chew that Laura was gonna be on there was HORRIFIED. I thought oh no way. Why? They are obviously super successful & she does not need to be on this hideous show to promote anything-ESPECIALLY A SHOW THAT TOOK AMC for Pete’s sake.

    However, in the interest of trying to keep an open mind & not letting my disgust of the Chew get in the way-I forced myself to watch the clip (which is the longest time I EVER watched this show) and that awful blond girl licking her hand while the awful guy in purple narrated. The segment at Laura’s was wonderful but boy do I agree with Robin Strasser, 100% Laura Wright should not support this show or any other that replaced a soap. PERIOD. Oh Robin Strasser, I love & miss you so much.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

      I agree with your comment about Robin Strasser.. This did replace AMC….I wil not watch it for that reason………………………I miss her too.. DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. rebecca

    May 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    and…on anothe note…it’s a calculated move by ABC to draw the soap audience to The Chew. really pisses me off that Laura played along with them. very self-serving. (no food pun intended!) 😉

  8. Teresa

    May 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I agree. Thank you for the clip because I love Laura as well. But I will not be tuning into the Chew.

  9. KatR

    May 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I understand why she did it (and to be honest, she probably didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter. When your boss says, “hey will you…”, you do) but ABC Daytime Fans are never ever going to watch The Chew.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:17 am

      I agree with you……………

  10. melissa

    May 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I really love LW..Not crazy about her being on the Chew.Will never watch shows that take AMC/OLTL spots ever..I did watch the clip and what’s his name? seemed akward reading from his cards..Surprised she did it but still a huge fan of hers.JMO..

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

      I’m surprised also that she did it….

  11. david

    May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I couldn’t watch the clip once Batali started reading from his cards. Pathetic that he can’t prepare. I can’t believe Batali is still on television after settling out of court for $5.25 million for illegal tip skimming. I will never watch The Chew.

    I tend to agree with Strasser, but what choice did Wright have about appearing on The Chew when she works for ABC? She “outsources” most of her grapes? Not a bright comment to make when promoting a winery.


      June 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Laura Wright has choices, one being the Rachael Ray cooking show, that is still an ABC show…

  12. Helen

    May 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I agree with Robin Strasser! This was a slap in the face to all the fans working so hard to get their soaps back! I never have and never will watch anything but General Hospital or Oltl if we are fortunate enough to get it back!!! I have no respect for any actor that promotes anything on these inane replacement shows!

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

      I agree with you Helen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Your right Helen, And so is Robin Strasser.

      • gloria

        June 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm


    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 3:38 am


  13. mike

    May 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I think it was wrong for her to be on the show that killed AMC and could still kill GH to sell a few bottles of wine. I have lost all respect for her.

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Me to.

      • gloria

        June 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        Me three.

    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 3:39 am

      me four!


        June 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        Me 5…

  14. tim

    May 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I will never watch the chew but,I fully support Laura’s decision to promote her business on the program.GH isn’t going to last forever,and her main concern should be for the future well being of her family.

    • Ron

      June 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      But her wine business is already very successful so she did not need to go om The Chew to promote it! And how is her wine business any business of GH? How ABC force her to promote her private business on that piece of crap show?

      • gloria

        June 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        REALLY! Everyone who follows Laura & GH knows about her winery. Soap Opera Diget has mentioned it more than once & I’ve even looked at her winery’s website. It is no secret. I hate the effing Chew. Makes me want GAG.

      • tim

        June 2, 2012 at 4:17 am

        How do you know that GH “forced” Laura to appear on the Chew?

  15. ricardo

    May 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    robin strasser is a great actress. but robin you need to mind your own business. you are pretty nosy for making that comment. laura wright is promoting her wine on the chew. i did watch the chew today because of laura wright. robin strasser can be a diva sometimes. laura wright you are a smart lady to promote your wines on the chew. who knows how long general hospital will be on the air. alot of soap actors have jobs on the side. smart move laura wright. also i loved your work on guiding light loving and the city. you are a wonderful gorgeous actress.

  16. Debbie

    May 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I so agree with the prior post. I love Laura Wright but will never watch the Spew even if the entire cast of the ABC soaps past and present were on it. also, Mario said some unforgivable comments about daytime soap fans and has not made amends nor attempted to. I liked watching his show on the food network. He needs to go back there! I feel Laura was trying to promote her Winery but she should never have gone on the Spew. It just moved her down a peg.

  17. Nicki

    May 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Laura didn’t have to go on that horrid show to promote her winery! There are many other shows that she could have appeared on! I also agree with Robin and just because Laura was on that show doesn’t mean it got high ratings! As for Mario trying to save face with us was a crock just like those awful orange crocs that he wears! I will never like the hosts or watch that horrible show!!!

  18. Torrey

    May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Find another way to promote your wine business, Laura, because there is no way in hell I will ever tune in or support The Chew. I have yet to watch one second of that show, and I don’t intend on starting any time in the future. I’m actually surprised to hear of her appearing on this show. I know it’s all about business, and she is still a part of the ABC family, but as a soap actor I would think that she wouldn’t want to have anything to do with a show that was a part of the demise of one of daytime’s Iconic series. I don’t have any ill will towards her for wanting to promote her business, but just my opinion…. Down with The Chew!

  19. Debbie Harris

    May 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Love Laura Wright and understand that she wanted to go on Chewv to plug her wine business. But, I am still boycotting the Chew and anything else that took our beloved soaps places! Can’t blame Robin Strasser for her tweets. Lots of jobs were taken away cuz of Chew. Glad they at least showed clips of GH!

  20. Franny Wright

    May 31, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Laura was as sweet & lovely as always & I enjoyed the clips with her but Mario definitely failed at trying to appear like a soap fan.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Didn’t watch it……………I just can’t watch the chew……………..I am a loyal soap fan…

      • Franny Wright

        June 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        I’m a loyal soap fan too, watched AMC since day one & OLTL almost as long. I was heartbroken when they were cancelled. No one had to tune in to the show, Michael has the clips here on his site. Laura also promoted GH besides her winery. I am not a fan of “The Ewww” & do not follow it…..I would much rather see AMC back in that timeslot where it rightly belongs followed by OLTL!

      • barbara t

        June 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

        Susan m. I know that we have seen on several sights that abc renewed general hospital, But we never heard it from them, they never, that I am aware of, made a statement from their network that it was renewed. I go all over the net and I never seen a statement by them, they are getting rid of the revolution but they are replacing it with good afternoon america when that katie show starts in september where does general hospital go? On a brighter note I heard this morning that the chew isn’t doing as good as all my children, still, that is good and it proves our point that we want soaps on in the afternoon not garbage filled shows that make no sense to us. Abc/disney is loosing in the afternoon and I am happy that our boycotts are working, I also hope that general hospital went up this week in the ratings, I haven’t heard anything yet.

      • Susan M.

        June 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        Barbara t. You read about the ratings : GH shows gains in total viewers and key 18-49 women demo Gh did both adding 29,000 put GH in third place..That’s good news…Positive news for GH….This is for 6/2……….What do you think about this??????????????

  21. Heather

    June 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I’m not bothered by Laura Wright appearing on The Chew. CBS has its soap actors appearing all the time on The Talk and Let’s Make a Deal so it was only a matter of time before ABC did the same.

    I didn’t watched The Chew’s episode with Wright, just like I didn’t watched any of The Talk’s episodes with soap stars in them. A soap replacement remains a soap replacement no matters who are the guests. But I won’t disown soap stars who decide to appear on these talk shows. I’m not their mother and they’re old enough to make their own decisions.

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      That’s not the point, She went on a show that we are still boycotting, all my children was in that time slot and why should any of the fans be happy about what she has done, anyone who did watch because she was on is wrong for doing so. aren’t we the soap fans trying to bring the ratings down on that dumb show to? The soap stars know that and that is why I feel she made a big mistake going on that horrible replacement for all my children.God knows there are other food shows and talk shows that she could try to sell her wine to. and if this is a move by abc to bring the soap fans on to watch the chew it didn’t work it backfired every place I have gone to today there are posts a lot of them of the fans disappointed in Laura Wrights visit to the chew. Sometimes there is nothing wrong in just saying no, we fans are trying to save general hospital and the soap stars should not betray the fans her job at gh isn’t that safe, if it was, abc would have renewed for longer then a year and I never heard that abc did renew general hospital, They have never come out and said anything and that has me worried that we will loose general hospital, I hope I am wrong.

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        I think I read on this site that GH was renewed for another year………I read it a while ago . Michael had article on it…Yes I remember reading it…

  22. Misty

    June 1, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I feel from a business prospective Laura did what she had to do for her Winery. I personally don’t agree with her choice of shows. As part of the soap opera genre she should have been more considerate and supportive of her colleagues that lost jobs because ABC made these ridiculous choices Maybe promoting on the View or Live would have been a better choice. It seems like she is only trying to help her AMC boss’ get viewers for this “show”, Her business venture could have easily been promoted on another show and still showed ABC her support for the soap genre by NOT appearing on a show they cancelled it for. JMO

  23. ethel

    June 1, 2012 at 2:26 am

    mario is a straight up @$$ – he said that daytime tv fans that used to watch the different shows find them at different times………mario acts as if amc & oltl changed their time slots – he is just as delusional as ever!
    as far as laura being on the chew, i see it as free advertisement for her wine business……………..

  24. Theresa

    June 1, 2012 at 2:59 am

    What world does Mario live in!? What a load of cr*p! One of these days the spew will sink by the hands of soap fans. Pop culture indeed..there is NO comparison!
    Sorry Laura..didn’t watch and never would! I hope the show got low ratings.

  25. Elhu

    June 1, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I love Laura Wright and GH, but could not bring myself to watch her on The Chew, because I also loved AMC and OLTL. She has every right to promote her own business, and since the category falls under that of what The Chew covers, it does make sense, but I still could not tune in. I also see how ABC would want to mesh the two worlds (reality tv and soaps), in hopes of possibly getting the fans of either/both shows to tune in to the other, that does make sense, and I sure do hope Laura appearing on The Chew brings more fans to GH, but I highly doubt that soap fans will make the same jump to watching Batali and company, I know I will not !!!!!

  26. el

    June 1, 2012 at 3:57 am

    She seems very uncomfortable everytime they speak about the soaps. I have never watched this show and OMG i can not believe how freaking boringgggggggggggggggggg it is!!! Is the audience paid actors? they dont seem like they really want to be there if you ask is this crappy show still on air!!!!

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

      I don’t know either why this show is still on the air ????????????????? They should stick to the food network…That’s a good place for them….And leave daytime programming for OUR STORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Robbyrob

    June 1, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I’m proud that Robin Strasser had the gumption to speak her mind. Laura Wright made a bad decision here. Laura states that it was just to promote GH but why go on a food show & talk about was mainly about her side business of selling WINE! She even hawks it at her fan events. It’s too soon for any soap star to appear on THE SPEW. Sure, it won’t bring back AMC but it was symbolic that a current soap star would appear on the show that replaced a soap opera just last year! Mario probably wouldn’t have known who Wright was if it wasn’t for his note cards. His speech about slowly being accepted by daytime fans was nauseating to say the least. This is a big deal and I personally feel betrayed. I’m so happy that people are not being quiet about this.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

      She could have went on the food network to sell her wine for her buisness……….

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

      I am very upset about this I don’t know who to really be mad at, abc for telling her to do it, The people of the chew who put her on their dopy show, or Laura Wright for showing up, I guess all three, Abc is a deceiving network which will lie and yes, cheat to get people to watch their circus like shows. The hosts of the chew for pretending to be soap smart, Does that ass really think he is being accepted by the soap fans, I don’t think so. Now Laura, She could have just said no and went on some other dopy talk show to sell her wines. I am really upset in her crossing the line to go to the enemy, abc cancelled all my children and One life to live and they are working on getting rid of general hospital and she goes on that show that is the start of the killing of the soaps. Bad move on her part.

  28. ChrisCat

    June 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Enjoyed watching the clips. Thanks for that. I don’t ever watch the Chew nor did I watch the Revolution. I think Mario B is about as unlikable as a person could be, The rest of the cast of the Chew are not bad and likeable. As far as Robins S tweet she has the right to say whatever she wants but I think she should thought more about how it would come off. To me it was offensive. That said I sure miss OLTL but I am so glad we still have GH. Love that Ron C and Frank V are now helping to make the show better.

    • Ron

      June 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Robin and alot of actors lost their jobs so yes she should be offensive whenever she can. She deserves to vent whenever she can. ABC stole something very precious from us and we are not about to just accept whatever they want us to watch!!!

      • barbara t

        June 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

        Well said Ron. And I will continue till the day that I die to boycott abc/disney, that means I want my soaps back and general hospital stays put, if not, That network or anything disney will never be welcome in my home again. What Robin said was the truth and she did have every right to speak up, a lot of lives were turned up side down because of abc’s decision to kill the soaps.

  29. Brian

    June 1, 2012 at 5:43 am

    As much as i like Laura Wright, I wonder if she would have appeared if it had been General Hospital that had been cancelled.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

      That’s a good comment……………..Would she have???????????

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

      General hospital is not even safe right now, that alone should have kept her off that show.

      • kay killgore

        June 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        My sister came over and had a copy of June 11 Soap Opera Digest page 53. Laura Wright makes comments about how THRILLED she is to be working with the OLTL actors because all of the sudden their show was gone and they were out of jobs she also stresses how she is happy their fans get to continue to watch these characters they loved. So you are wrong if you think she is unloyal to her fellow actors on ABC. She is sure not responsible for the bonehead decision to cancel them & I am sure she is aware that they could do the same thing to GH. Cut the gal some slack!

  30. Mo

    June 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Mario, I can’t catch the soaps at diff times because SoapNet is now gone. Plus, for those who watched cancelled soaps, how are they going to watch them if they’re no longer on air?

    Granted, I don’t necessarily think it’s Mario or any of the other hosts’ faults the state of ABC. If they hadn’t taken those jobs, someone else would, but it would help if he had maybe embraced the soap community.

    I can see both points of view. Laura works for ABC and she is given an op to also promote her winery, but on the other hand, The Chew led to the demise of other soaps and could also have killed GH. I think she was probably between a rock and a hard place and at the end of the day, it was an op to promote her winery so she did it.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

      There are repeats of OLTL on the soap channel on the T.V. I have watched some of the old episodes of OLTL…The one about Tommy..Todd’s kid.. That Marcie is on the run with…And Todd is looking for her………It’s on at 7:00am & again at 8:00am…Check your listings..I probably have a different cable provider ..May not be on the same times………….MISS MY OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ron

        June 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        Alot of cable providers and satellite providers have dropped Soapnet as it is owned by ABCDisney! Ppl cannot watch their cancelled soaps on line if they don’t have internet!

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        Well I get the soap channel..I have Bright House Cable in Fl……..I watched it this morning (Fri.)……………………………..I guess I am lucky I still have that channel..And they show GH on it if you missed it …………And for the wk. too….

      • barbara t

        June 2, 2012 at 5:16 am

        I have direct tv in florida and I still have soap net.

      • Mo

        June 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

        I have Comcast and they told me Soapnet is no longer available–Disney has closed it down due to low ratings. Lady I spoke to said she was surprised it had low ratings since they have received A LOT of calls about it. I went to Soapnet site and it looked like it was still operating so I called again and was told it’s been shutdown. I don’t know what the real story is, but it’s gone.

        As for watching online, my computer chair is not that comfy that I want to watch online programming.

    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 3:59 am

      mario made it seem as if our shows continued on @ soapnet – any idiot knows that soapnet is only running reruns of amc & oltl…..this just shows how big of an @$$ he is…………smh
      laura did not need to be on the chew to promote her winery because she talks about it @ her fan events plus she mentions it on twitter 24/7………………….

      • Mo

        June 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

        I didn’t know Laura promoted her winery 24/7 until reading these posts. Since she does that, it’s no surprise that she went on Chew. I guess if you don’t like what Laura did, don’t buy her wine, don’t follow her on Twit, etc.

    • barbara t

      June 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

      mo, comcast is not being honest with you , I have direct tv and I just looked because of your post and I still have the soap channel.

      • Mo

        June 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

        That’s what I didn’t understand because I went to the Web site and it still looked like Soapnet was up and running and I also couldn’t understand why there weren’t any media reports of Soapnet going black. I guess I will have to give them another holler and be on hold foreva. Thanks.

    • barbara t

      June 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Good luck with comcast, I would give them a earful.

      • Mo

        June 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        It seems that Comcast decided to drop Soapnet sooner rather than later. Even though it is still on air, they’re not airing it. Don’t know why. I’m not the only who complained, but it ain’t coming back. I don’t know when it will go dark for all, but enjoy it while you can.

    • barbara t

      June 3, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Mo , I am hearing that soap net may be turned into disney family, I don’t know there are so many rumors I wish someone would just come out and say once and for all what will happen to soap net and when will it end, I think that abc has some real stupid pr people working for them.

      • Mo

        June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

        Yes, I know it’s going to be turned into Disney Junior at some point. An idea which I think sucks. Why can’t they air Disney stuff during the day and soaps at night? I wish another channel would take on airing the soaps. There is a demand for it. And even airing defunct and current soaps from the beginning. I don’t know when Soapnet will cease once and for all, but I just wish Comcast would air it until that day. Maybe Disney wanted them to pay some money. I don’t know. I was even willing to get another package if it meant I could get Soapnet, but Comcast is apparently not offering it at all. Guess I was lucky to have it for as long as I did.

    • barbara t

      June 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      I guess I should be happy I have soap net for now, I did hear that a lot of parents are ticked off at direct tv because they choose to not put on disney junior at this time so that means disney junior is up and running just not on direct tv they wanted to keep soapnet. I really wish that some one, any one would give us a soap channel, there are to many kid channels and a lot of sports channels, whats wrong with one soap opera network that will put on the old ones and produce new ones and bring back my one live to live and other soaps that have been cancelled.

  31. angela

    June 1, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I agree with Robin.God bless that woman she says it like it is!!! Laura should not have done that show. I realize she wants to promote her winery and she should, but not on a show that replaced a soap. I didn’t watch just because she was on and I am sure there are many others who felt as I do, There is NOTHING that would ever make me watch that show! No GH actor or abc actor past or present should make an appearance on that show. We should never let abc forget how they dissed their loyal daytime audience.

  32. TS1

    June 1, 2012 at 6:25 am

    After watching the recording it seems Laura was there to promote her wine business. Chew thought by putting someone from GH fans would tune in. They could have chose C. Mathison who works with GMA to be on the show, but than Mario couldn’t have made his Soapfan dig of being excepted in Daytime. Chew or Katie will never be accepted by “Soapfans”. We won’t give up the fight!

  33. lillysmoonfire

    June 1, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Mario will never get it about soaps because hes an idiot. I do not and will not watch the chew. its a boring mind numbing experience. Laura Wright can do as she pleases, promote her wine stuff where ever. Doesnt mean she will intice me to watch, nor will i purchase the products being shown on that vile show the chew. Mario is an arrogant bastard that really needs to get a clue. Just watching clips of the show as you have posted here is just boring. Its mind numbing. Give me action, love and adventure! Give me the keep ya on the edge of your seat, wait till tomorrow, programs that we all know and love for many many years. Give me back my OLTL and AMC! Robin Strasser!!!! I LOVE YOU MAN! Miss my Dorian! Im not a Laura Wright fan. I watch GH, have for my whole life, but OLTL is just better in every way.. More CLASS! MARIO BATALI can jump off the nearest cliff and it wouldnt matter to me one bit.

  34. barbara t

    June 1, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Talk about crossing the line and going to the other side, How sad is this move by Laura Wright, Robin Strasser is so right about her showing up on the chew and 800 people loosing their jobs, Talk about stabbing the soap fans and showing up on a stupid talk show for idiots that is part of the killing of all my children and one life to live and is she not aware of everything we soap fans are doing to save General hospital a soap that she is on? I am disgusted in her I can’t believe she doesn’t know what she is doing, even selling her wine is it worth hurting the fans she had like me who no longer has respect for her place on general hospital. Bad decision on her part to show up on that awful show, If abc asked her to do it, All she had to do is say No, I can’t see selling your ass to the network who is destroying the soaps because of money and she is making money on that show that has gone cheap, whatever I am disgusted, Wrong move on your part Laura.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

      I agree with you barbara t……………………………..Why didn’t she go on the food network !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was like a slap in the face her being on the chew …

      • barbara t

        June 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

        Susan m. She should have gone to the food channel, How many shows do they have? I am really upset that she showed up on the chew, Of all the food shows, How many months has it been since general hospital was renewed? she could have lost her job, This was a wrong move on her part. I really like Laura wright I can’t believe she did this.

  35. Susan M.

    June 1, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I don’t watch the chew….Not interested in cooking shows…Never watch them at all..Haven’t watched the chew from day one & never will..No matter what actor or actress is on this show I will NEVER watch it……………Why isn’t this show off the air by now…Soap fans don’t like the chew…I know that for sure..

  36. kay killgore

    June 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

    A great Winery & their is nothing wrong with being smart enough to have a backup plan if your acting job is stripped from you things happen she is one smart cookie . If you are in the area go visit. She was being gracious they invited her on and it is not her fault two soaps got cancelled on ABC implying she is a traitor is just stupid.

    • rebecca

      June 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      no she’s not one smart cookie…she disingenuous. she’s on Twitter primarily to sell her wine…she went on The Chew to do the same. but in a sense she “crossed the picket line…”

      if you’re an actress in a genre that is threatened with extinction, you show solidarity and support the fans that make you a “star” in the first place. If you want to prove to a network that The Chew and other reality shows can’t match the numbers of the soaps…you don’t go on the show which may in fact help boost their ratings when you’re on.

      No, the hosts of The Chew didn’t wipe out the soaps. They’re not directly responsible. But if a genre is to survice the network execs have to work with numbers. She shouldn’t be helping to boost the numbers of a show that has replaced a soap.

      There is no excuse really. Sure, promote your winery. But not at a time when execs are still looking at the fallout from the cancellations of the soaps.

      Strength in numbers…Laura just scored one for herself and The Chew. Not the soaps and soap fans. Finally, if she’s keeping up with the fans protests, she KNOWS that they don’t want The Chew…she KNOWS that they resent the show and any show that replaces the soaps, she KNOWS they still hold out hope of getting them back on the air.

      Really selfish move on her part…

      • barbara t

        June 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        Very well said rebecca. I agree with everything you said, she did cross the picket line and it was wrong on her part, She has to know what the fans are doing to save general hospital and how we feel about loosing all my children and One life to live she should have told the chew and abc, thanks, but no thanks.

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

        I agree with Rebecca…………………….

      • ethel

        June 2, 2012 at 4:05 am

        well said rebecca & i agree with you 100% – she better hope this doesn’t turn around & bit her in the butt – she could very well loose her fan base on gh over this…………

  37. cathy trinque

    June 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

    This made me feel ill. I can’t stand Chew people. Please don’t ask me to watch any of these stupid shows that replaced my soaps again! Obviously Batalli was told what to say!!!!

    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 4:07 am

      he is not even intelligent enough to remember what they told him to say – he had it written down on cards & they were lying on the counter…….

  38. Maria

    June 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I don’t begrudge Laura a chance to promote her winery and GH at the same time. In a way it makes sense to have soap stars go on other daytime shows as cross promotion. Yesterday was the first time I watched The Chew and the last time unless other GH stars do their show.

    With all due respect to Robin Strasser, she needs to STFU. Laura going on the Chew is not going change what happened with OLTL and AMC. LW was given a great opportunity to reach a lot of viewers about her wine and she’d be an idiot not to take it. Considering that GH could be cancelled in a matter of months these stars have got to look elsewhere for their livelihood. I don’t fault her for that.

    On a side note: I think Laura would make a great TV talk show host. She has that special quality.

    • Ron

      June 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      And you just boosted the ratings of that piece of crap show we want cancelled by watching it!!! If you were a true soap fan you would never say what you did!

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        Gh was renewed for another year.. By doing this it didn’t help GH ratings..She should have went on the food network…There are so many other cooking show on the T.V. I thought going on the chew was a bad move on her part..She could have said no to the chew….Doesn’t she realize soap fans are totally against the chew because of AMC which it replaced…………..

      • Maria

        June 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        Ron you really shouldn’t make generalizations like that about a person you don’t know. FYI I’ve been watching GH for over 40 years. I think that more than qualifies me as a TRUE soap fan. I’ve have NEVER tuned into the Chew before yesterday and don’t plan on viewing it in the future. I as a true soap fan was supporting GH by watching a GH actress promote the soap. Since the network barely promotes General Hospital, Laura going on the show was a way to support it. I really doubt that my 10 minutes of viewing the Chew will having them soaring in the ratings.


    June 1, 2012 at 8:54 am

    While I like watching Laura @ work on GH, there was absolutely no excuse she can give for going on The Chew, when only 6mos ago her very job on GH was threatened by ABC also. There are a hundred food shows she could have chosen from. ABC’s Rachael Ray show perfect to promote her wine. I have bought my last bottle of Standing Sun. She broke my heart.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      You said it all…………….DITTO………..

  40. Sara

    June 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Won’t watch for anything…………..

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Me too……

  41. Susan M.

    June 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Chaz

    June 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Look, a smart business person does whatever they can to promote their business. I look at this as a promotional event for her. I am sure that LW knows that her ass would have been called on the carpet had she arranged to appear on an NBC or CBS show. I have not, will not watch The Chew – MB is a gross man who gives me the willies – but, LW knows that one day she will no longer be a soap star….GH could be canceled, she could be written off, etc and she is building a business as an alternative income source.

    Much as I adore Robin Strasser, I think she let her emotions control her fingers in this instance. The Chew will be airing despite the cancellation of AMC & OLTL. LW appearing isn’t going to change that fact.

    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 4:16 am

      robin strasser had the guts to say what a lot of other soap stars were thinking & i applaud her for speaking her mind………..
      robin has always spoke her mind & thats why her character was ruined on oltl because she always called it like is & i respect her for that…………..

      • barbara t

        June 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

        I agree and respect Robin to. she spoke the truth and the truth does hurt sometimes.

  43. mary

    June 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I have never watched the Spew.I won’t even watch these videos.I love Laura,but she had to know that this would provoke the wrath of soap fans.We are still hurting over the loss of AMC and OLTL,and we will not forget what ABC/D did to us.I pray that Laura doesn’t have to find out how much this hurts.Stupid move,L.W.!

  44. Robynne

    June 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I LOVE both Laura Wright and Robin Strasser. I do not fault LW for going on the Spew, although I am not thrilled. I understand that she needs to do what is best for her and her family and since the continuation of GH is tenuous, I don’t blame her. I wish she didn’t go on or at least spoke up more in defense of us fans and her show.
    I also don’t blame RS for speaking her mind. She tells it like she sees it AND she made a point to say how much she likes LW anyway.
    I have only seen the clips above – won’t watch anything ABC/D except GH anymore – and I cannot believe this show is still on the air! Boring and bad are not descriptive enough! Mario’s comments were absolutely ridiculous and insulting. Find our shows at another time???? They were cancelled…and you know it! This makes me glad I have not watched before and furthers my resolve to never watch! What a jerk.

    • Christine

      June 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Robynne, I think you took the words out of my mouth. I feel exactly the same way.

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

        I don’t like the chew at all…………………………..Why is this cooking show still on the air??????????????????????? It should be cancelled ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Every time I see a commerical of the chew when I am watching GH I change the channel…LOUSY SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mario’s statement doesn’t make any sense what so ever ………….

    • Shelly

      June 2, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Agree! I also saw her interviewed on CBS’s Sat. morning show a couple of months ago. It’s obvious she’s preparing for a career beyond soaps which (I suppose) is the right thing for her

  45. Mary

    June 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This first clip of the Spew is the only time I have seen this awful show ( except for the commercials which are nauseating in themselves ). The whole thing seemed very awkward and even though I wish that Laura Wright or any other soap actor would refuse to appear on it, I was even more put off by Mario Batali. He is a disgusting man and obviously didn’t endear himself to soap fans with his inane comments and his note cards. ABC/D and this show killed AMC and OLTL, and I will never watch it , no matter what soap star might be on it, Why couldn’t LW do a guest appearance on The View, Live With Kelly, or GMA? I don’t watch those shows either, but at least those programs didn’t replace a beloved soap.

  46. MBmomof3

    June 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Have never watched the Chew, never will. That said, I am glad to see ABC cross-promoting GH because it needs all the exposure it can get! I thought Laura was a good choice.

    Mario Batali reading from note cards…pathetic. Shows, yet again, his lack of understanding or care for the daytime audience (or his guest). Insulting.

    Robin Strasser is entitled to her opinion and I am a fan. I don’t think she should be too mad at Laura for seizing an opportunity to promote GH or her wine business.

    If the Chew hadn’t replaced AMC, I might have actually watched it on, say, the food network or somewhere else. I like Michael and Clinton. I have no knowledge or use for the other 3 cast members. Don’t like Mario Batali at all. Blech!

  47. Iakovos

    June 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I have to think Laura Wright is playing the company way which anyone would in her position. She is top talent in the daytime drama world, a sphere that admittedly has spun wobbly of late thanks to influences from outside and from within. The GH cast and crew surely is working to be a good ABC player as to remain on the network and have it support. Wright also has a personal business to nurture she has every right — wright? — to do that. She has not betrayed us.

    THE CHEW is not a well done program, and it breaks no new ground. I would prefer it not exist and ALL MY CHILDREN remain in production. I do not choose — CHEWz? –to watch and you know? Maybe it says something that the program is reaching within its ABC arena to book guests. That is sort of sad.

    • Troy Turner

      June 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Like it or not, Laura HAS to play nice with ABC right now. She would have caught MAJOR flak from GH/network brass had she NOT done the show-as much as I would have loved to see it. Both shows need viewers, unfortunately. I don’t begrudge her for going on-I just wish there would have been another realistic option…

  48. Christy

    June 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    ooooh Laura! how could you??!!! boo hiss! Go sell your wine on the the Food Channel! Even QVC! shame on you! bad form! I agree with Robin Strasser! The Spew leaves a bad taste in my mouth and it can not be rinsed out with Ms. Wright’s wine! ha!

    • gloria

      June 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Good one Christy! I agree.

    • barbara t

      June 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      They did raise the ticket prices again at disney, I also agree what you said about Laura, the food channel, and qvc, she didn’t have to show up on the chew even if abc told her to do it. We don’t support the soap killers even if we have wine to sell.

      • Christy

        June 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        and you know as well as I do, we disgruntled OLTL soap viewers have more than enough WHINE to go around! bwahahahaha

  49. Christine

    June 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I have to agree that Mario and his orange Krocs have not been embraced by daytime television fans. If they have it is ONLY because our shows have been canceled. I have always liked him (as well as Clinton and Michael) on CABLE. I do not know the other two co-hosts. Clinton has a real presence and talent. He could be successful somewhere else.

    Mario is great for Food Network and other cable shows. I am afraid he is lost in national TV. I am third-generation Italian so I appreciate the Italian pronunciation, but I am sure it is lost on the many other viewers and I am sure they just do not care. His recipes are too sophisticated.

    And I do not know if I am the only one or not, but does anyone really like to watch PEOPLE EAT ON TELEVISION?!

    I can’t blame Laura for going on national television to promote her winery and/or to promote GH and/or to do what the ABC brass tells her to. In the end, she has her own family to think about.

    • barbara t

      June 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      No, I don’t like to watch people eat on television.

      • Susan M.

        June 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        I don’t like cooking shows at all…I find them BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never watched one and never will..That’s not ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Christy

        June 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        hey Barbara T, they should call this The Chow! I don’t know that I’d call what they do on that show ‘eating’ It’s more like ‘hurry – gotta cram something the size of my foot, into my mouth!’ te he he You chew a bite… you Chow like a horse!

        not appetizing in the least!

  50. Jan

    June 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Shame on her. She did cross the line, there’s alaways QVC or HSN.

    • Susan M.

      June 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      I agree……….There are so many other cooking shows on different channels..Food network………………………………………………………. Bad move on her part…Soap fans can’t stand that show…………………..Including me……..The chew should be cancelled……..It needs to be cancelled. It doesn’t belong on daytime programming….

    • ethel

      June 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

      she had better hope this betrayal doesn’t effect her gh fan base – outraged soap fans can be very damaging

  51. Ron

    June 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Did ABC force her to appear on that show? Does anyone know that for certain?

    • Mimi

      June 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Well she was promoting her wine which has nothing to do with gh or abc. No way would they tell her to go on a show for strictly self promotion. If gh/abc sent her the whole segment wouldve just been about gh.

  52. Robert

    June 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    She looked as uncomfortable on that Crap oops I mean the Chew as the paid studio audience is to sit there and pretend to enjoy this borefest!

    • barbara t

      June 2, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Doesn’t it make you wonder who watches this kind of programing. Its boring from the beginning to the end. I never watched it, the ads alone make me cringe because I don’t like food shows. And for abc to start throwing soap stars at us to make us watch is deceiving on their part, I will never, ever, give in to this kind of show, I like scripted drama or comedy, No food, talk, news 24/7, reality, or self image garbage, What is happening to our once viewing pleasure, watching television, abc’s love in the afternoon? Its gone because of greed and they have lost any class they had .

  53. rose

    June 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I have to think Laura was more than “encouraged” by ABC to appear on this show. Otherwise, why promote your winery on a show/network that has been boycotted by so many soap fans. That wouldn’t be a very good business decision. And I support Robin and her statements.

  54. Karen

    June 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I was really surprised she was going on the show until I realized it was to sell her wines. (Which she does with abandon on twitter and FB). She can do whatever she wants to but I didn’t watch and wouldn’t watch because of what the Spew represents. Her PR person should have known better. RS calling her out on twitter?? Left a bad taste in my mouth. She could have been a bit more sarcastic and fun about it.. that’s just me.

  55. Tina Gray

    June 2, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Oh Robin, Robin, Robin………… I love you and I miss you and One Life to Live, but the tweet was unnecessary. Did anyone ever think that ABC is MAKING the ABC stars show up on The Spew because the crossover on GH has worked? She probably had no choice – thus the stupid statement from Batali about soap fans changing their minds. NOT HAPPENING MARIO!!!! NOT HAPPENING ABC!!!! NOT HAPPENING DISNEY!!!!!! Release our soaps!!!!!! You are destroying your “product” with your stupidity. You are going to continue to tank. You can’t keep winning with only Dancing with the Stars.

    • barbara t

      June 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

      I agree with everything you said except I think what Robin tweeted about is a good thing she stuck up for the soap fans who are trying to bring back One life to live&all my children and trying to save general hospital. Laura could have told abc no, What are they going to do fire her? I don’t think so abc is in enough trouble with the soap fans hearing that they would be willing to fire her if she didn’t show up would make the soap fans even more angry then what we are now. Every move that abc does seems to backfire on them and I agree they can’t keep winning with dancing with the stars., they use to be #1 daytime and prime not any more they pissed off to many soap fans. and we are sticking with the boycott till the drama with our soaps ends.

      • Tina Gray

        June 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        Robin always tries to stick up for the soap fans. I love her for being so supportive of us, but that outspokeness is why we lost her before we had to on One Life to Live – and that hurt. If you look at the history lately of The Spew. ABC/Disney is trying to put popular stars on to draw viewers. I can guarantee, the way those $%^&* strongarm their employees, she really didn’t have a choice whether or not to appear. Robin, of all people, knows how those $%^&* work. I didn’t watch, I will not watch, but I will cut Laura slack. I’m sure it was all about GH. Didn’t it say that Batali tried (and failed) to acknowledge soap fans. Give it up ABC/Disney!!!! Release our soaps!!!!!

    • barbara t

      June 3, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Your Right about Robin, But that is why I have respect for her, she says the truth, she holds nothing back. All I have to say is abc/disney must be a bad place to work, If they are the ones who told her to show up on the chew.

      • alexis

        June 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        Robin is a REAL liberal who stand up for what she believes in. She and NLG have balls. LW, SB, CH, those types are out for themselves. No “greater good” in their vocabulary. They play ball with whoever is winning at the time.

  56. Mo

    June 2, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Considering The Chew could just have easily replaced GH, I do think it was wrong of her to go on the show. I guess she’s planning for the day when GH is cancelled. I wonder what her co-workers think of her appearance.

  57. Jeff

    June 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Oh She’s appearing to save face with soap fans on a show that replaced a long running soap well i think she is a traitor and should be fired from GH

  58. Jan

    June 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I never liked her in the first place but as I said before she crossed the line with QVC & HSN is out there to sell. I dont care about her business, as I read someone had said they didn’t blame her for using the show for exsposure.

    I think Kate and Carly should have fight now and Kate wins sending Carly off with a one way ticket.

  59. Barbara Darlin

    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

    She sold out soap fans to promote her business. She was cheering on the fan boycott of The Chew when she thought her job was on the line.

    She could have gone on any number of other shows to promote her wine business. Ironically it’s her fan base who helped grow her wine business.

    Next she’ll be on Good Afternoon America…the show that will probably end up replacing GH.

    • barbara t

      June 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Sad but very true. Your right there were other dopy shows she could have gone on to sell her wine. No one from any soap should go on a program that took the place of a long standing soap opera, the chew is taking over where all my children use to be and should still be. WE soap fans are trying to save general hospital and she has to be living on another planet to not know we are boycotting the chew, the revolution and any other crap filled show they put on where all my children and One life to live was. You bet she was wrong.

  60. Christine

    June 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I know I am sounding like a broken record, however …

    I keep hearing about GH’s demise – this time set for the middle of January. But this bit is interesting in that it could be GH or THE CHEW. I think it is IMPERATIVE that all of us do NOT watch anything but GH on ABC daytime. Take it with a big boulder of salt, but if GH gets better ratings, than The Chew could be sold into syndication and GH could stay. Otherwise it is bye bye, GH and hello Good Afternoon America (or whatever the heck they call themselves) and The Chew. Who wants that?

    • Susan M.

      June 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      I want The Chew to be cancelled not GH…………………………SOAP FANS DON”T WATCH THE CHEW NO MATTER WHAT STAR GUEST THEY HAVE ON. We want them to fail & be cancelled…And our soap GH to continue w/ the good ratings..SO EVERYONE WATCH GH …………And forget about the chew…Because we soap fans want this cooking show booted out of daytime programming……………………………………………………….

      • barbara t

        June 9, 2012 at 7:20 am

        I hit the net all day and I never remember where I read these things but yesterday I read that tv guide has 25 of the worst tv blunders and they have all my children and One life to live as One of them, Even the business magazines and newspapers think abc/disney hurt themselves in killing those soaps, they took generations of families watching these shows together and killed it and at the same time call themselves the family channel, those two soaps have more class then anything, Ever, taking there place in daytime television, Idiots work for the mouse house and If they ever want to save face they should get the big wigs together and figure out how to bring those soaps back to the grand way they were before frons and the other stooges axed them because if they don’t there afternoon lineups will continue to sink in the ratings and I also read yesterday the ratings for abc has gone down even further for the chew and the view, all I can say is lets keep the boycott going till abc has but a few fans left and they have no choice they have to fix the big mistake they made when they canceled our precious soaps.

      • Susan M.

        June 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        I agree..Your comment is very well put…..I agree on everything you said barbara t…………..You know that CBS network is #1………………ABC is low on the totem pole..And it is their own fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will keep the boycott goung on my end………………………………………………..Loyal Soap Fan Forever…………………….Love the STORIES………………..And I alway’s will…

  61. Darlene

    June 5, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Laura Wright’s appearance on the Chew was nothing more than a publicity ploy to benefit the Chew. I love Laura Wright on General Hospital, but will never watch her on the Chew. I agree with Robin . Laura being on the Chew was a slap in the face of the many soap fans that are boycotting ABC for cancelling AMC & OLTL. Those same fans are binding together to save General Hospital, by the way is hanging on by a thread. If it was not for the vocal fans, ABC would have cancelled all three soaps.

    • barbara t

      June 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

      I will bet that abc/disney was going to make general hospital the last soap they cancel but they never expected the soap fans to come back at abc like we did and that is the reason general hospital hasn’t been cancelled YET, I don’t trust them, a year renewal is nothing, means nothing. I agree with you about Laura Wright to and Robin was right to speak up, She told the truth. Laura Wright crossed the picket line, No one involved in the soap world including the fans should ever watch or show up on those hours that belonged to All my children and One life to live. Abc should put the soaps back if not no way will we ever watch their cheap network again, I’m not, I watch general hospital that’s it, when and if it’s gone so am I. And I really hate boycotting Mickey mouse, But I love and miss my soaps.

      • Christy

        June 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        hmmm I find it easy to boycott the Mouse! they just raised the price on a regular ticket (2nd time this year!) it’s now $87! a year round pass with parking is now $649! last year it was $499. oh my, oh my!

  62. Troy Turner

    June 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    For those people claiming that Laura should have gone on other shows/networks, where were those other shows inviting her?? She couldn’t very well demand to show up on these shows uninvited. I wasn’t thrilled about her appearance, but I also understand why she did it. If an appearance on the Chew helps ensure that GH stays on the air down the line-then I can live with it, and any real soap fan should live with it too.

  63. Dmitri

    June 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Guys, we succeeded in cancelling The Revolution. Now, we need to focus on getting The Chew off air. It is boring, a waste of time, and got AMC cancelled. Time for revenge, methinks!

    • barbara t

      June 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Agree, We have to work on the chew but that other dopy show that is replacing the revolution, good afternoon america, has to go to. I just don’t watch abc unless its 3 o’clock and its time for general hospital, I turn it on at three and as soon as it ends the channel gets changed again. They are a waste of time anything on abc is a waste of time.

    • Susan M.

      June 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Read my comment on 6/8 at 4:40pm………………..My response to these comments !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dmitri

        June 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        I’m with ya, Susan!

  64. Susan M.

    June 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    We got rid of The Revolution by never watching it so the same goes for The Chew…

    • barbara t

      June 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      I hear its gone down in the ratings.

      • Susan M.

        June 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

        good I hope The Cew FAILS MISERABLY…………The same goes for GMA….DON”t WATCH THESE MORN SHOWS…And they will be cancelled like The Revolution……………………………..If we all stick together we (soap fans) can get these moron shows off the air……………….DON’T WATCH THEM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Susan M.

    June 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The fight is on now to get rid of The Chew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • barbara t

      June 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      And good afternoon america.

  66. Susan M.

    June 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    JUST DON”T WATCH IT , we don’t want to boost their ratings one ioda !!!!!!!!!!!

    • barbara t

      June 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      WE have to continue to destroy abc/disneys new afternoon lineup. We want our soaps or we don’t watch.

  67. alexis

    June 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I can see her point. She’s a soap actress. She won’t be able to survive daytime collapsing, so she better start promoting herself in another profession any way she can.

  68. barbara t

    June 14, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Get ready general hospital fans its twitter thursday and of all people our Laura Wright will be the twittering this week, I wonder if any one will let her have it for appearing on the chew to sell her wine?

  69. joey

    June 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I have no problem with LW going on The Chew. And it doesn’t matter if soap fans boycott the replacement shows, ABC isn’t bringing back soaps whether we like it or not. Even with lower numbers, the chew is still making more money because of lower costs. It may suck but business is business.

    LW has the right to go on any show she wants. And I’m sure that ABC is encouraging all of their soap actors to go on as many shows as they can (soap actors aren’t exactly big draws on talk shows). Especially since GH is next on the chopping block you would think fans would be a little more supportive or lose the last ABC soap still on the air.

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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?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

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.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

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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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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