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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-host, Eric Martsolf of Days of our Lives 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 #7

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, and Eric Martsolf. This month the threesome welcome special guests: Pop/Rocker and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield, One Life to Live’s, Kristen Alderson, The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard, and Being Erica and MVP’s, Dillon Casey, for some entertaining and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss, soap’s hottest topics and news, battle it 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-plus of fun on our new episode!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7 features the following segments:

  • Kristen Alderson Interview – Our podcast soap star call-in guest, Llanview favorite Kristen Alderson, discusses the latest perils of her alter-ego Starr Manning.  Find out her thoughts on Hannah and Eli’s kidnapping plots, the upcoming creepiest One Life to Live episodes of the year, her new co-star, Nic Robuck (James), and saying goodbye to her long-time on-screen love interest, Brandon Buddy (Cole). Starts @ 10:07
  • News & Views – Primetime episodic actors in new roles on the soaps, Soap opera Budget cuts and how they are affecting the soap stars and the production values of your favorite daytime dramas, Terri Colombino lands new role in Llanview, plus the latest OLTL male casting switcheroo involving the role of Joey Buchanan, Ex-ATWT and DAYS star Austin Peck and Big Brother’s Jesse Godderz new PEC-tacular DVD and television pilot, and soap stars speaking out about the rash of teen suicide via bullying in the news are discussed and highlighted. Starts @ 21:53
  • Power Performance of the Week – Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper tops our list, and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 38:23
  • Rick Springfield Interview- Pop/Rock and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield is this week’s very special guest.  Currently out on a promotional tour promoting his new memoirs Late, Late At Night, Rick discuses his battle with depression and suicide, his time working with the legendary Gloria Monty on GH, the casting of Jason Thompson as his on-screen son, and his upcoming cruise, Rick Springfield and Friends 2010 and much more. Starts @ 40:28
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her thoughts on her new Soap Thought of the Day titled: The Ten Things I Have Learned from the Soaps! Starts @ 54:36
  • Daniel Goddard Interview– Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Daniel Goddard discusses the recent Tornado scenes on The Young and the Restless and previews what could be next for Cane and his cattle rustling past.  Plus, Daniel tells us about his upcoming appearance on the next voyage of Soap Cruise 2011, featuring many of your favorite stars from your favorite daytime dramas. Starts @ 56:57
  • Stump the Soapers – Dillon Casey, our usual podcast co-host calls in from Toronto to try and trip up Carolyn, Michael, and Eric with special Days of our Lives 45th anniversary trivia questions.  Will our co-host from Salem win the game? Find out. Starts @ 1:07:09

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

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Doe
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Doe

Another good one, Michael. What a coupe to get Rick Springfield! He sounds like he is handling his depresion, and should be inspiring to the many others out there who have the same condition. He is still quite a guy. I just bet those cruises are plenty wild….but fun. Carolyn was in rare form, as usual. Also thought that Eric wa a welcome addition to the show. Your topics, especially about bullying and the heartbreaking results of so many young people was good to bring out to your fans. Everyone should be wiser and kinder in all situations in life.… Read more »

Heidi
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Heidi

Thanks for another great podcast! I love the revolving male cohosts! Makes it fun! Especially liked the Kristen Alderson interview. Would love to have you interview Trevor St. John. I love your relationship with Carolyn!

toptim
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toptim

Michael
I am so amazed at the Rick Springfield conversation. I’m glad he’s on a promotional; tour I loved Dr. Noah But I really think you and he did a great service by talking about his depresssion and suicide attempt. You really helped open the door for people not to be ashamed and people we think have it all also suffer. Kudos to you and especially Rick.
Can’t wait to read his memoirs would love to hear him sing too

Doe
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Doe

Hey, Michael. I forgot to mention in my first comment, that I loved Ktisten Alderson. She is so engaging in your interview. I really hope that she doesn’t end up with James. But, she seemed to indicate something horrible wil be be happening this week. My mind is going crazy thinking of so many things that can go wrong in her rescue. Anyway, she is a very competant actress for such a young age. We’ve all known her a long time. Also , Daniel Goddard’s story seems to be unraveling. I can’t quite figure out what it is exactly. But,… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

1.summer breeze

2.a love of mojitos

3.nightmare about hannah being with cole, and james being the one to save, and then cole being with her. cute guys fighting over you. hannah has read the killing club. -she’s going to hint and dig it,

4.had kids-came along and unsure about, wasn’t interested, took the show, needed the money

5.speedo- ed hardy

6.seven and a half episodes

7.chapel

8.carolyn hennesey

9.DARIC- supercouple acronym of Eric and Daniel

10.lawrence stopped the wedding and announced nicky was their son

HARRIETT
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HARRIETT

HOPE YOU NEVER END LIKE AS THE WORLD TURNS

mepariseau
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mepariseau

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. digs a grave
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 7.5
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

mepariseau
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mepariseau

Loved the podcast Michael.

Tracy
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Tracy

1. summer breeze
2. a love of mojitos
3. sounds like she is going to bury Star alive
4. For the money
5. Ed Hardy Speedo
6. 7 1/2 episodes
7. The hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. It’s the “supercouple” acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Laurence crashed the wedding and announced Nicky was their son

Sarah
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Sarah

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Star has a nightmare Hannah is with Cole, then Star found a clue from Hannah reading the Killing book, and said Hannah was going down and dirty, possibly burying Star in the attic in a grave,
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6.5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Sarah
Guest
Sarah

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Hannah makes Starr and Cole dig their own graves
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule, and progress of storylines
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Heidi
Guest
Heidi

Can’t wait for the next please don’t skip November!

Breaking News

Melissa Reeves Has NOT Been Fired From Days of our Lives

A technical error caused a bit of a firestorm on Monday night, and a retraction early Tuesday morning when an item appeared most notably on TV Line’s partner’s feed, Yahoo News, that had a headline stating that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) had been fired from Days of our Lives.

If site visitors and readers looked closely, there were actually two versions of the opening line that appeared.  One of which was noting that Reeves was apologizing for “catching heat” from co-stars and fans for backing a post by Candace Owens that was Anti-Black Lives Matter, and the other one that she was fired from the NBC soap opera.

TV Line early Monday morning issued this statement to clarify what happened and confirmed that Reeves had NOT been fired from DAYS: “Due to technical error, a story was briefly published on TVLine on Monday evening — and has since surfaced on several of our partner feeds, most notably Yahoo — that erroneously claims Days of Our Lives has fired Melissa Reeves. The story is false. Melissa Reeves has not been fired from Days of Our Lives. In the meantime, we apologize for the error.”

So, what do you think of the mix-up? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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