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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #5

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-host, Dominic Zamprogna also of General Hospital,  are back for another edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast. What do these three have in common? Maybe nothing or maybe everything! Find out when these three co-host the latest 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 #5

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, and Dominic Zamprogna. This month the threesome welcome special guests: Sharon Case, The Young and the Restless, Florenica Lozano, One Life to Live, and Dillon Casey, Being Erica and MVP, for some entertaining and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss, General Hospital’s Fan Club Weekend 2010, soap’s hottest topics and news, battle in out in our soap trivia game show segment, name the Power Performance of the week, and much more.  It’s all in a jam – packed unique hour of fun in our new episode!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #5 features the following segments:

  • News & Views – Review and impressions of the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s return to GH, CBS replaces ATWT with new mommie gabfest, “The Talk”, Soap Opera stunt casting with James Franco, Eric Roberts, Sean Young and Susan Olsen, are discussed and highlighted.
  • Florencia Lozano Interview – Our podcast soap star call-in guest, Llanview favorite Florencia Lozano, previews Tea’s on-screen wedding to Todd Manning, and the challenges and the fulfillment of playing a dying with dignity storyline as Tea tries to put her life in order before she dies from an inoperable brain tumor.
  • Stump the Soapers – Dillon Casey, our usual podcast co-host calls in from Toronto to trip up Carolyn, Michael, and Dominic with GH soap trivia! Play along with us.
  • Power Performance of the Week – AMC’s Debbi Morgan tops our list, and you will know and hear why!
  • Sharon Case Interview – Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Y&R’s Sharon Case discusses the launch of her new jewelry line, POMP, which is set to premiere on QVC on August 10th. Plus, who will her alter-ego Sharon Newman choose to be with, in her heart of hearts, Adam, or Nick?
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her thoughts on the Las Vegas Daytime Emmy Fashion from the ladies point of view! Watch out gals.

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This is so cool, love Dom and love he metnioned the lante express shirts!

LOVE Dominic!!!

This is so Awesome, Michael you should have Dominic Zamprogna more often he’s great!! Carolyn is funny too.

Awww Carolyn walked out 🙁 YES I absolutely Love Dominic (Dante) he the greatest!! You should invite him more often Michael please pretty please.

You guys are amazign toggether!! Carolyn and Dom!!! LOVE Dante!!!

Hey, Michael. I just listened to your podcast and thought it was a lot of fun and entertaining.Having Dominick on was a surprise, but he seemed very comfortable with you and Caroline.I hope you have him on again. I do watch him on GH and his character of Dante is developing more interesting every day. It will be really great to see what happens with his newly found father, Sonny. Fireworks!! To be continued.. Looking forward ro next months podcast……

…just put Dominick’s voice on a continuous loop and I could listen to it 24 hours a day. He is so dreamy………..

Great podcast! I loved the chemistry between you Carolyn & Dominic. I think you make a great set!!! Make Dom a regular- please!

Michael fantastic podcast. Carolyn should be a regular co-host she is a natural at this. Dom did a fantastic job as well, the banter was fabulous! Well done! I loved the interview w/Sharon Case, what a gracious and kind woman, she never disappoints with her charm. Thank you for that and I hope in the future you have Case and Muhney both on to either co-host or for a joint interview!

Anytime Florencia Lozano speaks, I will listen! She’s both witty and insightful when it comes to discussing her character, Tea Delgado. Florencia and Trevor are amazing and so natural together! I would love to see them featured in an interview together!!! Thank you so much for this awesome podcast!

I just had to poke my head in and say that I couldn’t agree with you more! Whether it is her super intelligent, classy, intuitive insight into her character of Téa Delgado and who she is at her core, or her own reflections about that (incredible) self beyond and outside of the character, no interview with Florencia Lozano could ever be long enough for me! She’s absolutely captivating and Michael Fairman, you have been responsible for two of my most favorite interviews with her at this point—this one via podcast, and the video interview that you conducted with her in NY.

I love how deeply she knows this character, how she reveals the character’s soul and her own with so much grace, class, intelligence, and humor. Call me greedy, but there could never be enough interviews with her (or praise heaped on her) for me, especially not in the midst of this emotional powerhouse of a story and her stellar performances—so when can I expect the next one, Mr. Fairman? *rubs my hands together and starts tapping the desk*

And yes, as a Todd and Téa fan, I’m still waiting for Trevor to face the same music that Florencia had to in the video interview’s “What would Trevor say about you?” I’m throwing down the gauntlet and issuing the challenge—go get him, Michael! Please? 🙂

Can I just co-sign this girl? This is exactly how I feel. No one can captivate me like Florencia can. She is so smart,intelligent, insightful and has a great understanding of her character and the way she should play a story. She is just awesomely talented and incredibly gifted. She is the most fascinating person ever and I could listen to her speak forever. Michael, how incredible that you have interviewed Florencia so much. I am so glad that you take the time to do that and give her fans the chance to be amazed and fascinated by her words. Next up, Trevor. We need to hear from him on all things Todd and Tea and most definitely need his response to the question what would he say about Florencia and what does he think she would say about him. Keep up the great work Michael.

Florencia totally rocks all of her interviews. I was at work when I heard she was going to be on. I immediately stopped what I was doing to listen to the show. She’s so much fun to listen to, always entertaining. Love the rapport she has with Trevor. I love Floerncia.

florencia rocks

Hi Michael, great interview. I really enjoyed how you evoked Carolyn and Dominic’s irreverent sense of humor! Best part was your flirtation with Florencia, great job getting her to spill how her Tea doesn’t go too far & wish Todd move onto a new LOVE! That was very much in character and fun exchange. It’s so great to hear her insights & how comfortable she is talking with you really evident. Next up PLEASE get Trevor on the show.

Another fabulous podcast Michael! Thank you so much for these… they really are fun! Dom was great and as usual Carolyn was a delight! I especially loved the Florenzia interview as Tea and Todd are so great! Please don’t skip any more for awhile! Can’t wait to see more from the GH FCW! Thanks again Michael you are awesome!!!

Wow I loved it!! You should keep these two as your co-stars Michael. I find Dominic and Carolyn are very funny and witty. These two great!! Love Florencia always a joy to hear her as well as Sharon, Have these two (DZ&CH) back please Michael 🙂

First time listening to the podcast, really enjoyed it. Carolyn and Dominic were great as co-hosts. The Florenzio interview — loved it! More of OLTL interviews and guests would be great. I would love to see Dorian, Robin Strasser, sit in as a guest co-hosts. Good job guys!

Gosh, I am so out of the loop. I had no idea Carolyn Hennessey was a co-host on here. Michael, Carolyn and Dominic have a great chemistry. I’ll be sure to tune in more to this program.

What caused me to check in was word that Florencia Lozano, who is not only my favorite soap actress but the one who portrays my favorite soap character of all time, would be featured. I try not to miss anything featuring her, as she is simply amazing. I’ve been running around buying up every soap mag that has an interview of any kind with Flor but I must say, this interview is by far the best. The questions are pointed and insightful. You can tell that Michael is as passionate and engaged in this story as we, the fans are.

And this part…

Carolyn: Does she want Todd to love again?

Flor: Uh…I wouldn’t go that far”

LMAO. Short and to the point! I feel the same exact way. Let’s not get carried away now, lol. I am very glad the show isn’t going with that really cliche’ angle of Tea going out of her way to embrace Todd being with someone else. She wants him to be happy, period. So whatever that entails is fine but no need to stress that whole loving someone else point. Flor definitely gets it! Very refreshing.

Really great question about who Tea is based on considering RC is an attorney. Could be wrong but despite Labine (one of my favorite OLTL writers evah) creating Tea, I could have sworn RC was a writer on staff at that time. Regardless, it was a very good question, Michael. I had no idea that Flor’s sister was an attorney and who Flor, herself, based her portrayal of the character. That is a fascinating piece of info and explains so much regarding how authentic Tea comes off, especially in the courtroom.

I have been arguing that Tea and Alexis (my second fave character on ABCD) should do a What If due to their both being kick azz attorneys but didn’t even think about Diane. Tea and Diane may just be even more amusing cuz both Tea and Diane are a trip and a half. Hey, maybe we can get all three ladies going at it. Wouldn’t that be fun!

Anyway, thank you so much for doing this interview. I am loving the Tea, Todd, Dani s/l and agree with Carolyn, it is already one of the best summer soap stories. All I can say is they better not kill my Tea. OLTL will be one livid long-time viewer on their hands if they do that to me.

Loved, loved, loved the podcast with Caroline, Dom and Micheal! PLEASE have Dom back more often and I also want to add, Caroline is my girl!! She’s fantastic!

Loved the Podcast, especially with your interview of Florencia Lozano! Love to hear her thoughts on one of my all time favorite characters, Tea Delgado, and my all time favorite couple TnT. Really enjoyed the humorous banter between all of you. Definitely would love to get a chance to hear you interview Trevor as well. 🙂

LOVE It!! Dominic Zamprogna is the best! Caroly is funny sorry to hear she walked out. You should have him more often Michael, better yet make him PERMANENT co-host!!! Sharon so sweet love her! Florencia was fantastic, and love her laugh. Please Michael have Dominic back please!!! 😀

Florencia was awesome, I love Tea. Sharon was so sweet! Please Michael you have to promise us your going to bring Dominic Zamprogna back, please!!! CH was funny I like her character Diane always makes me laugh. But I absolutely, hands down, LOVE DZ!!!

My first time I listened to this show and loved it! Carolyn and Dominic were great and had chemistry with the Host. Can’t wait for another show !

General Hospital

Sonya Eddy’s Family Wants Her Daytime Emmy Received Posthumously; Instead of in Hands of Friend and Producing Partner; NATAS Weighs-In

A situation has been brewing for just who will have possession of the gold statuette won posthumously by General Hospital’s Sonya Eddy. The late actress won for her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performances as Epiphany Johnson at the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards back on December 15th, 2023, close to the one-year anniversary of her death.

Sonya died on December 19, 2022 from complications following a non-emergency surgery. Now, Eddy’s family wants possession of the Daytime Emmy that was accepted at the ceremony on Eddy’s behalf by her longtime business partner and friend, Tyler Ford.

According to TMZ, Sonya’s brother, Robbie Eddy shares that there are no plans to take legal action against Ford, but the entire family was working to get the Emmy into their hands.  The article cites that Eddy contacted the “Television Academy”, but the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences administers the Daytime Emmys, and that he wishes they would have informed the family she was going to win the Emmy beforehand, but as fans know, the Daytime Emmy winners are not known to the actors prior to the opening of the envelope on Emmy night.

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Apparently, the family wants Tyler to do the “right thing” and give them Sonya’s Emmy Award. While the outlet reports that Sonya’s 84-year-old mom will have the award, since she she allegedly helped “sponsor Sonya’s Hollywood Career.”

The report shared that their sources say that Sonya was actually “estranged from some family members when she died,” and that she “wasn’t getting along with her brother because they were fighting over who was going to provide and care for their mom, who has Alzheimer’s and dementia.” Sonya’s brother says they were working on repairing their relationship when she died.After the family dispute with Ford came to light, NATAS came forward an issued a statement, according to Soap Opera Network. 

The statement read: “Consistent with the Trademark Policy engraved on the base of each statuette, NATAS has made arrangements with the producers of General Hospital for the Academy’s safekeeping of Ms. Eddy’s statuette in her memory.”

Tyler Ford accepted Sonya’s Emmy at the 50th annual Daytime Emmys telecast and expressed: “Accepting these flowers is bittersweet. I know that Sonya would only relish in the sweet. I want to thank Frank Valentini more than anything for being a faithful friend, and Disney/ABC and the cast and crew of General Hospital for embracing her for 16 years. I want to thank the Academy for acknowledging her contribution and craft. Sonya never aspired to be an actor, and when while her talent was undeniable, I’m sure that she is more overjoyed by being remembered for how she made people feel on-screen and off. Thank you.”

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When Eddy passed away, Ford took to Facebook and shared: “People always leave. Whether by circumstance or cessation, endings are one of the consistent certainties of life. Time and time again I underestimate the gravity of dispossession. The darkest hours however are without question the most illuminating. It has been a year since the passing of my best friend, professional partner and creative soul-mate Sonya Eddy. Aside from my initial public statement to the press and various news outlets I have remained silent. Truth be told, my entire psyche was recalibrated. For the first time, I was adrift at sea without a shore in sight. Uncharacteristically purposeless and apathetic. We were partners, not only on paper but in life. Together, we forged through many fires and her resiliency was nothing short of inspirational. If I had one wish it would be for her to have experienced the impact she made. The adoration. The respect. The love. Silently and without conscious awareness, someday becomes today. And then someday becomes yesterday. And thus unfolds your life. While our unified force will never be replicated, I will do my best to honor your legacy and finish what we started.”

So, what do you think about this war over Sonya’s Eddy? Should it go to where NATAS said it will be stored at GH, with Sonya’s longtime friend and producing partner, Tyler Ford, or should it be given to Sonya’s seemingly estranged family? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Eastsiders

‘EastSiders’ Drops Trailer for Fourth and Final Season

While we all wait to find out just how Thom (Van Hansis) and Cal’s (Kit Williamson) tumultuous relationship and journey comes to its conclusion in the series finale, the EastSiders crew released their season four trailer!

As fans of the LGBTQ-focused series (written and created by Williamson) know, this will be the final season, and it looks to be a doozy! Several of RuPaul’s Drag Race stars are also in the mix.

In story, Thom and Cal look to be sleeping with other people, and having their moments of disconnect.  But will it end with them finally just being with each other? Their future is in question.

Those complex relationship woes are intertwined with the wedding planning of their friends; Douglas (William Belli) and Quincy’s (Stephen Guarino) nuptials. Things take a comedic turn when Douglas’ colorful bridal party reveals itself to include: Drag Race’s Manila Luzon (who also appeared on General Hospital) and Katya .  In addition, original Queer Eye culture expert Jai Rodriguez is along for the ride.

But there is more to the story: Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke), who are trying to raise a foster child are also trying to figure out their relationship. while while Ian (John Halbach) and girlfriend Hillary (Ex-GH’s Brianna Brown) deal with the news of Hillary’s bombshell .. she’s pregnant! But, is Ian also seeing someone on the side?

Check out the final season trailer of EastSiders and get ready for its premiere December 1st on Netflix.

So, will you be watching how all these relationships play out on EastSiders season four? Comment below.

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