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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, welcome special guest co-host, The Young and the Restless Christian LeBlanc for the second season premiere of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast! After a several month hiatus one of daytime’s favorite online series is back, with much discussion on the end of All My Children on network television and its move to the web via Prospect Park along with One Life to Live, plus many special call-in guests and entertaining segments. So, what do these three co-hosts have to say about it all? Find out when you listen to our super-sized new episode!

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Christian LeBlanc. This month the trio welcome special guests: One Life to Live and Dirty Soap’s John-Paul Lavoisier, All My Children’s Cameron Mathison, Days of our Lives Patrick Muldoon, and Alina Adams, author of the new e-book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments for some entertaining, emotional, and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss the finale of All My Children, the latest on Prospect Park’s online venture, and the premiere of E! Entertainment’s new reality show, Dirty Soap. Then, Carolyn, Christian and Michael battle it out in our very special soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed hour and forty minute podcast special to kick off our new season!


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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12 features the following segments:

  • Patrick Muldoon InterviewDays of our Lives Patrick Muldoon talks about his return to the soap after 16 years away! What is his character of Austin Reed going to be up to as he integrates back into Salem? Is there a possible romantic entanglement on the way between former lovers, Austin and Sami? Patrick fills us in. Starts @ 11:20
  • News and Views – The final episode of All My Children, the announcement of Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley signing on to appear on AMC when it moves to the web via Prospect Park, OLTL’s Frank Valentini’s new position as VP Serial Dramas at Prospect Park, and the premiere episode of Dirty Soap are discussed. Starts @ 17:22
  • John-Paul Lavoisier InterviewOne Life to Live’s John-Paul Lavoisier chats about the latest perils of Llanview’s Rex Balsom including who is the “mystery patient” in Kentucky, and being a prime suspect in the murder investigation of Victor Lord Jr. JP also announces he is getting ready for the final weeks of taping as One Life gets set to wrap on network TV. Then, JP discusses being part of the cast of the new reality series Dirty Soap, with an update on his move from NYC to Los Angeles as documented on the show along with girlfriend, Farah Fath. Starts @ 31:21
  • Power Performance of the WeekAll My Children’s David Canary is the choice for this episode’s honor. When Adam wills his twin, Stuart back to life after believing he was “dead”, Canary gave another tour de force in the second to last episode of the network conclusion of AMC. Starts @ 43:55
  • Alina Adams Interview: The author of the exciting new e-book Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments calls-in to discuss how she developed this innovative new book for the soap genre, how to get your copy, and some of her favorite all-time soap moments. Starts @ 50:11
  • A Tribute To Pine Valley Ticket Giveaway Interviews – On the podcast, we gave away to two lucky AMC viewers, a pair of VIP Tickets to the city of their choice for the upcoming A Tribute to Pine Valley special event featuring Walt Willey, Darnell Williams, Cameron Mathison, Vincent Irizarry, Jacob Young and Michael E. Knight! Hear what the excited winners had to say! 1:01:53
  • So You Think You Know Michael Baldwin Do Ya? – In our game show segment of the podcast, Carolyn and Michael try to answer questions from emcee, Christian LeBlanc on the character he plays on Y&R …Michael Baldwin. Find out who really knows their Baldwin Trivia! Starts @ 1:09:56
  • Cameron Mathison InterviewAll My Children’s Cameron Mathison makes a very special call-in to the podcast to discuss his decision to be one of the first cast members to sign on with Prospect Park when AMC moves online, the emotional final tape day of AMC on ABC, and his myriad of exciting new projects! @ 1:15:35
  • Carolyn’s Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her Soap Thought titled: All My Children: How Sweet It Was! @ 1:32:02

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the October 2011 episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast call-in line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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I couldn’t care less about Cameron Mathison and why he is staying with Prospect Park AMC. I hate the character of Ryan Lavery, and I doubt I will watch AMC online with Ryan leading stories the way he led on ABC AMC!

This Podcast was great MF,specialy the poem that CH was reading at the end. Also nice that CLB was on this one. Hope your next PC will include Venice the series.

Thank you so much,


Great program!

I for one will be watching All My Children online, I started with them 41 years ago and will continue as long as I can keep on breathing. Cameron is a great guy and I happen to like his character Ryan very much. I just tired of all the negative talk out there. Let’s get on with some happy times. Thank you Cameron for staying on.

It was good to hear Cameron talk so positively about the new Prospect Park venture. I look forward to watching him, Lindsay and hopefully many others as they embark on this exciting new online venture. It’s still hard to believe that they replaced this great soap with the awful mess that is The Chew. After seeing how awful it was, I decided to eschew The Chew. Thanks for a great show!

Thanks a million for this fun podcast, Michael! 🙂

LOVE the podcast always but loved this one too! Carolyn Hennesy is a hoot & a pleasure to listen to! 😀

great podcast!

Great podcast except for Cameron Mathison part. I really don’t like Ryan, and I wish he wasn’t joining Web AMC.

Keep OLTL On ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t charge people to watch their soaps when they go on the internet this Jan.. It woould turn alot of pepole offf.. because it’s alway’s been FREE… Why change a good thing…THE CHEW should be cancelled now for low ratings ALREADY!!!!!That didn’t take long to happen……….Such a bad deceision putting in this show(THE CHEW) And another mistake coming is Revolution……….. SOAP FAN (upset soap fan)…B Frons take a poll and you will frind out what the VIEWERS WANT which is AMC & OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great podcast! Love Love Carolyn! I’m excited about OLTL continuing online, but AMC not so much.

Sorry Cameron, but Ryan sucks! I stopped watching AMC on ABC because of the none stop pimping of Ryan/Rylee. If Prospect Park AMC is going to continue the lame Ryan/Greenlee story. I will not watch AMC online!

Loved it and have been waiting so long to have you back… please do the podcasts more often! Christian is great with your already wonderful dynamic with Carolyn! There was a level of intelligence and similar experience that came through so much more so than with other guest podcast members. Please have Christian back! I loved that it was jam packed with all sorts of great stuff! Thank you so much Michael!

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

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Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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Jacob Young Shares Production Pic of Cast of His New Film Featuring Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin

Last month, during a livestream conversation on the Michael Fairman Channel, while promoting Jason Cook’s film, Four for Fun, and featuring soap notables Jacob Young (ex-AJ, AMC, ex-Lucky, GH, ex-Rick, B&B) and Brytni Sarpy (Y&R), Young revealed some intel on his upcoming movie project.

Jacob shared that he was set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film, Murder Between Friends shooting in Prague.

The actor/director expressed, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova). It’s very ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.”

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Young is currently shooting the film’s principal photography abroad through April 17th.

Over the weekend, Jacob took to his Instagram to share a photo with the cast of the film where pictured is former Dynasty star, Joan Collins (ex-Alexis) and former Days of our Lives star, Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe). In addition, former All My Children star, Trent Garrett (ex-Asher) is seen in director-mode kneeling.

Trent and Jacob are both co-directors of Murder Between Friends Joan Collins shared the pic on her Instagram citing, “This was the #secret I posted about several weeks ago!”

So, looking forward to seeing Jacob’s film when it is released with Joan, Nadia, and company? Let us know in the comment section.


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Barbara Rush, ‘All My Children’ and ‘Peyton Place’ Actress, Dies at 97

Veteran Hollywood actress Barbara Rush, known to soap opera fans for her recurring roles on All My Children as Nola Orsini, and on Peyton Place where she played Marsha Russell, died at 97 on Sunday, March 31st.

Her passing was confirmed by Rush’s daughter, Fox News Channel senior correspondent Claudia Cowan. In a statement, Claudia shared, “My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition. It’s fitting she chose to leave on Easter as it was one of her favorite holidays and now, of course, Easter will have a deeper significance for me and my family.”

Barbara had an extensive career in films and television that included roles in: It Came From Outer Space, The Goldbergs, 7th Heaven,  The Young Philadelphians, Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Young Lions, Batman (TV series ), The Bionic Woman, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and so many others.

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From 1968 to 1969, she starred in 75 episodes on Peyton Place.  In 1980, Rush also appeared in NBC’s primetime soap opera, Flamingo Road taking on the role of Eudora Weldon, who’s adoptive daughter was played by Morgan Fairchild.

Then, in 1992, she was cast as All My Children’s Nola Orsini. In the storyline, Tad (Michael E. Knight) had amnesia and washed ashore from a river and wides up in California. He gets a job at Orsini Vineyards, where the owner, Nola Orsini (Rush), says that he is the spitting image of her missing son, Ted Orsini, who was kidnapped as a child, and insists Tad is him. She takes him in, trains him to run the vineyards, and makes him her heir, completely convinced he is her lost son, and the story unspooled from there.

Rush is survived by her two children the aforementioned Claudia Cowan, and  Christopher Hunter.

Share your condolences for and remembrances of Barbara Rush via the comment section below.

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