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TONIGHT: Michael Fairman names the Best & Worst of Soaps 2010 Live on BlazinRy Radio – 9PMEST/6PMPST

Don’t miss On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman on a very special edition of BlazinRy Radio on the BlogTalkRadio network, when he reveals his picks for The Best and Worst in Soaps in 2010.  Be a part of this Year-in-Review  episode, as he and BlazinRy host, Ryan Holmes, ring out the old and ring in the New Year in soaps, and discuss the whirlwind year in daytime dramas and web soaps.  What and who will be his picks? Find out live tonight, Tuesday December 28th at 9PM EST/6PMPST for this hour long episode.

Ryan and Michael will also be taking listener call-ins throughout the show, so you can voice your opinions on the Best and the Worst of the Year, too.   Recent soap-related guests to BlazinRy Radio have included former As the World Turns stars, Van Hansis, Jake Silbermann, Eric Sheffer-Stevens, and most recently Colleen Zenk.  The listen call in line is 1-917-388-4131, and to go directly to hear the live show click here

And then that same evening, Tuesday December 28th, look for On-Air On-Soaps very special presentation of the Best and Worst of Soaps in 2010 as we countdown the moments we loved to love and the moments we didn’t love so much!

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mmc
mmc

I hope you mention Van Hansis wonderful acting skills this past year.Eric Sheffer Stevens too , but Van deserves an emmy.I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say and hope i can get to talk to you!

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

I totally agree that VAN HANSIS deserves all the recognition for his amazing work in ATWT.

bottomchef
bottomchef

Hansis would have a difficult time winning bec Jonathan Jackson has pretty much been declared the Supporting Actor winner. While Conroy could win the Younger Actor trophy w/ the right reel.

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

I don’t think so. Van Hansis is way better than this Jonathan Jackson. Van Hansis conveys emotions with so much more beauty than this guy! And Hansis’ acting is the best!

mmc
mmc

If you had seen Van Hansis acting skills this last year you might change your mind.He went through every emotion this past year, happy, sad. bewildered, angry , and at the end utterly devastated.Not to mention his beautiful smile and gorgeous face.When he smiles his eyes smile too.on his own he’s the best , but the love story with Eric Sheffer Stevens gave him more than enough material for 10 reels.He really deserves an emmy…i have never missed an actor like I’m missing him now!!!!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Jackson ranked higher than Hansis in their best moments of 2010 according to the On Air On Soaps team so they obviously think Jackson has the better reel. The Daytime audience has pretty much been proclaiming Jackson’s reel as the superior, winning reel for Supporting Actor. To each his own, but I think Jackson’s far better than Hansis and that Jackson will win since people like his acting. He’s reclaiming his throne in Daytime. He grew up in the medium and if they nominated him for not doing much when he returned, they would nominate him now for a reel people have been talking abt immediately after it aired. I would say Jackson will get nominated, but Hansis might not get nominated since ATWT has been axed and no P&G soaps are there to push for him. The CBS soaps will push for each other, instead of the P&G soaps, since they’re Bell soaps while the ABC soaps will push for each other.

HW
HW

If it’s the way it works, that’s totally unfair, because Van Hansis has been nominated three times for the Emmy Awards and should have won. During 2010, Hansis did the best work in daytime TV according to a lot of soaps magazines that told that Van Hansis did such an amazing work and had wonderful reels when Luke mourned the death of his boyfriend and when Luke confronted the doc back in May. Van Hansis deserves to win an Emmy in 2011 for his fabulous acting. He deserves it since 2006!

mmc
mmc

ATWT and its actors has been getting screwed for a long time by CBS and P&G.it’s a shame when they had some of the best actors on daytime.I respect your opinions but to me Van Hansis is superior to all the others.!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Jonathan Jackson potentially winning is not “unfair” to Van Hansis bec Hansis has been nominated a number of times. That’s ridiculous. It’s only a freaking award, so Hansis’s followers are overreacting. The soap press and soap audience are pretty much proclaiming that JJ could win either in Supporting or as Lead. According to many, JJ’s reel is that great that it could win in any category. How is ATWT “getting screwed” by CBS and P&G when Maura, Park and Pinson won recently? If Crystal Chappell could not win for the heavily hyped acting for Otalia, then I doubt Hansis win over Jackson.

mmc
mmc

bottomchef , we’re not overreacting, we just feel strongly that Van deserves to win.ATWT was not treated with the respect it deserved by P&G because they wanted out.Evidentally you are not a Van Hansis fan.but that’s ok because he has so many that love him and appreciate his work!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Here are who I think were the best and worst. Best younger actor goes to Zack Conroy. Conroy in particular did some very subtle, laid back acting w/c isn’t common in Daytime. If he was on Y&R, he would be engulfed by the graduates of the Christian Leblanc School of Scene Chewing. Conroy is a good actor, so it’s terrible that he’s supporting awful actors like Clifton and Frantz, since Scamber is once again, sadly driving storylines. Oliver should be driving storylines since Conroy is attractive and the better actor. Best younger actress goes to Kim Matula. She’s no Jennifer Finnigan, but she owns JMW and Frantz. Matula and Conroy should be nominated by the B&B cast. Best slapfest goes to Stephanie’s double slap. “That was for Bridget! That was for Hope!” Hilarious, campy, melodramatic, fun, soapy moment. And Brooke looked like she hit her head after the second slap. LOL. Flannery’s best acting is when Steph is a strong, antagonistic bitch. Best reveal goes to The Party Boink. Oliver realizing it was Brooke and not Hope was typical B&B. However, the follow thru was awful since Brooke thought Oliver was Ridge and B&B did not write a Ridge/Brooke/Oliver/Hope quad. Best recast goes to Maura West as Diane. Subtle acting from Maura is a good contrast to all the histrionic acting on Y&R from Bergman, Stafford, etc. Worst moments are more in number than best. Worst death goes to Franco on GH. That trainwreck of course landed on The Soup. Worst paternity storyline goes to Liam/Bill Junior. The bickering was so cringeworthy. It was meant to be comedic, but the acting was so awful from Diamont and Clifton. They should have scrapped this idea, and let Bill Junior have an unmentioned kid arrive in LA since Bill Junior was also a never mentioned Spencer. Instead it was months of this crap. 20 something Liam cowering from senior citizen Stephanie was hilariously bad. Worst Leading Actors goes to Don Diamont on B&B. Diamont can only do smug and more smug. Everytime he delivers his dialogue, it’s like soap acting at its worst. Bill cheering for the stunt of Thomas, Bill revealing his niece Bridget has a child w/ Howen, Bill arguing w/ Liam, etc were really crappy. Weirdest, Incestuous Moment goes to Steffy, Thomas, Thorne and Marcus cheering on Ridge to disrobe. What the hell were the writers thinking? Why would the children, brother and nephew of anyone do that? Steffy complimenting her father’s body was creepy. Runner up goes to Aggie touching her brother Oliver too much in front of her bf, Nick! Dumbest Moment goes to Statue Howen vs. Statue Rick for Jackie. I’m all for campy, frothy fun, but that was soooooooooo stupid. Lowder, LAD and Beemer were terrible. They get Worst Supporting Actors and Worst Supporting Actress for that crap. Worst in racial diversity goes to B&B. They finally put a black actress on contract after Lark Voorhies, who portrayed Jasmine before Thomas was even born. But… Read more »

mmc
mmc

Zack Conroy is a treasure for sure, while the character of Amber makes me want to dump my TV in the garbage.I like Don Diamont, he’s so devious he’s fun to watch.But and this is a big BUT, if you were a watcher of ATWT an award should go to my beloved Van Hansis.He was so good this past year….when he cries you cry and when he smiles you can’t help but smile.I could have watched his story and his story with Eric Sheffer Stevens 24/7. He truly deserves an award….to me he has it all…looks , great acting skills , and this year he proved he can do it all !

semaj
semaj

best actress dool nadia bjorlin and gh kimberly mccullough
best actor dool shawn christian and gh jason thompson
best storyline dool danloe and danloe baby gh scrubs storyline and sonny and brenda reunion
worst storyline sharon and adam y&rand nick and diane y&r horrible y&r pairing

sara
sara

Best actor DOOL James Scott, Y&R Christian Leblanc,
Best actress DOOL Ari Zucker , B&B Susan Flannery
Worst actor B&B Brandon Beemer, DOOL Galen Gering
Worst pairing DOOL Sami& Rafe B&B Aggie& Nick ,,,Owen&Jackie

sara
sara

Worst storylines is DOOL Johnnys cancer storyline horrible & DOOL Right now the writers have forgotten that you’ll see something that will ruin all the past storylines. Its not the actors job to correct but I’m happy they done it well (actors)

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

Best actress:Nadia Bjorlin(Lara on venice/Chloe on days)]
Best story:Lara’s alcoholism on Venice

That’s pretty much what interest me,Because Danloe’s sl wasn’t about Danloe.They were just there to give a sl to Carly/Melanie/Steohanei and Nathan…

Annieoh
Annieoh

Best actress : Jessica Leccia – Venice. She is sensational!

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

Van Hansis is certainly the Best Actor of 2010.

HW
HW

Totally true: Van Hansis for the WIN!

Epstein
Epstein

Jake Silbermann’s right up there with the best of the rest.

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

haha, are you kidding us? this guy is so bad!

HW
HW

Van Hansis is the best supporting actor. In fact, Hansis should be in the lead actor category but he is still too young, so in the supporting category, Hansis is the best!

mmc
mmc

you’re right…Van should be lead actor….if it wasn’t for him (and Eric) iI would have dumped my TV in the garbage.He is so deserving.And so nice! I’m missing him on ATWT…but watch some clips on you tube…some are so good and if you’re a crier like me you’ll cry tears of sadness and tears of happiness!i wish him only the very best! Happy 2011 Van …i know all good things will come to you!

Sandra
Sandra

I was looking at the list of Soaps on your page….& so sad to see how few there are.
It boggles my mind….& to think that they once ‘commanded’ Daytime TV. I am a long time
GH fan….& its so unsettling to see how low their ratings have become…especially with the BIG talent they have.

mmc
mmc

I called in to Blazinryradio and could not get through.there was something wrong with the phone line so you couldn’t get in to call much less to listen. .I turned on my computer and there’s something wrong with the sound so I couldn’t hear much but I did hear you mention Eric Sheffer Stevens and his great portrayal of Dr. Reid Oliver.I think you mentioned something about him being best supporting actor.Am i correct?His character was played beautifully, but Van as Luke was memorable with patience and love helping to make this snarky neurosurgeon into a real person.i couldn’t hear anything else after that so michael will you please post all your picks on this site for those of us that couldn’t hear what you said.I do hope your worst storyline will be Reid being killed by a train and Luke losing the love of his life and being alone.i love Eric and i love Van.Two remarkable actors ….two remarkable men!

HW
HW

Van Hansis played each emotion Luke went through with such beauty! If he wasn’t picked, I am very disappointed and I really don’t understand what Hansis did for him not being supported. I’m sorry but Ess acting was very one dimensional. VH worked his scenes with so much beauty and with realism.

mmc
mmc

Van deserves an award….he’s a joy to watch.I wish we could see him somewhere.i have never loved a character more in all my years of watching this soap.And as himself he’s so kind and nice…I hope he’ll get cast in a show soon!

todd
todd

My pick for best of the year are:

Best Show: OLTL — Tea’s death, Stacy drowning, Bo and Nora Wedding, Echo’s return, Clint’s transformation to Evil Asa Jr,the multiple unknown paternity questions around Jess and Nat, Marty’s meltdown, and finally a satisfactory resolution to Rex’s parentage.
Actor: OLTL Jerry Ver Dorn , DOOL James Scott
Actress: Susan Flannery B+B, OLTL Florencia Lozano, LAura Wright GH, Robin Strasser OLTL
Supporting Actor: Jonathan Jackson GH, Van Hansis ATWT, Eric Sheffer Stevens ATWT
Supporting Actress: GH Kimberly McCullogh. Younger Actress: Kristen Alderson and Kelly Missal OLTL. Kristen has never been nominated and has been leading story for ten plus years.
Younger Actor: Eddie Alderson OLTL, Chad Duell GH,

George
George

CG and JP (formerly on ATWT) should be rated the worst ever team in soap history. They compeltely deserve that dishonor after they destroyed one of the most beautiful love stories (LURE) to ever grace the soap screen, with the horrendous ending.

mmc
mmc

It really was the worst ending…wasn’t it?I’m still not over it after all these months.But Van Hansis really acted up a storm when Reid was dying and then died.ATWT should have ended happilly for everyone because it was going away forever and we wouldn’t be able to see how Luke managed to survive without the love of his life. Why did they choose this horrible ending ….i don’t think we’ll ever really know.Thanks for nothing, CG, JP, CBS, P&G and all TPTB! But Van does deserve an emmy….he should get one finally!!!!!

Doe
Doe

I’m all for Lexi and Haley from GH. They are wondeful young actresses. In fact, just this evening I saw Haley on a new episode of ‘House’. She was wonderful talking and listening to House talk about his girlfriend and giving him some advice on how to be nice to her. It was very charming! Haley really delivered. So, I would vote for her an any contest, and Lexi too.

Lauren
Lauren

right now, Nadia Bjorlin as Chloe is the most fascinating to watch on DAYS. The desperation of a woman and the combination of post pardum depression and the unraveling her marriage to Daniel. Her performance have been magnificent to say the least.

other great performers on DAYS are Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, Arianne Zucker, Suzanne Rogers, and Chandler.

Y&R is by far the most disappointing soap on the air. I have quit watching after 25 years.

GH= B
AMC=D
DAYS=A-
B&B=C+
OLTL=A-
Y&R=D-

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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

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