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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode # 8

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-hosts, Galen Gering of Days of our Lives and Michelle Stafford of The Young and the Restless are back for a very special holiday edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast. What do these four have in common? Maybe nothing or maybe everything! Find out when these four co-host the final episode of 2010!

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 #8

Welcome to the new holiday edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, Galen Gering, and Michelle Stafford.  This month the foursome welcome special guests: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Days of our Lives and Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin, The Bay and former OLTL star, Joe Lando, and Being Erica’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 hour-plus of fun on our super-sized holiday episode!

This podcast is best played on a high speed connection. However, if you have a slower speed connection, here are some tips: just wait till the buffering is complete and the audio file loads and begin playing. This is to ensure your listening pleasure.

On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #8 features the following segments:

  • Maurice Benard Interview – Our special podcast soap star call-in guest, daytime favorite Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) of General Hospital chats about the latest in Sonny’s romance with Brenda played by Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, Sonny’s women, his Daytime Emmy winning moment, and his on-screen alter-egos best moments of 2010. Plus, Maurice gives us some details on his upcoming east coast personal appearance swing which launches in January of the New Year! Starts @ 13:20
  • News & Views – James Franco’s just announced return as Franco on General Hospital around Oscar time, B&B gets ready to tell the next arc in their lung cancer story by bringing on to the show real-life cancer survivors for their 6,000 episode, and DAYS, Y&R, and B&B getting renewal pick-ups from the network are discussed and highlighted. Starts @ 29:05
  • Nadia Bjorlin Interview –Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Days of our Lives and Venice’s, Nadia Bjorlin chats on who is the better kisser of her on-screen romantic love interests, Shawn Christian or Jessica Leccia? Plus, we get a preview of the next beat in the Danloe story on DAYS, where we learn, disaster could be right around the corner. And, Nadia reveals what it is like playing the drunken Lara whose is at the epicenter of the end of season two of Venice! Starts @ 41:14
  • Power Performance of the Week- General Hospital’s Daniel Benzali as Theo Hoffman/The Balkan tops our list and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 52:11
  • Tracy Young Interview – Our next call-in guest, Tracy Young of Gilbert, Arizona won the first On-Air On-Soaps Podcast contest a few months back. As her prize, Tracy got to be our very special guest on the holiday episode. Tracy is a huge fan of GH stars, Jonathan Jackson and Carolyn Hennesy. And, she offers up what changes she would like to see to the Port Charles canvas in 2011! Starts @ 57:01
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her holiday Soap Thought of the Day titled: Ten Things That Viewers Want to See Santa Bring Down the Chimney and Put Under Their Soap Christmas Trees Starts @ 1:05:21
  • Joe Lando Interview – Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Joe Lando discusses his new role of Lee Nelson on the hit web soap, The Bay, his time as Jake Harrison on OLTL with Jessica Tuck, and his new upcoming Hallmark Channel movie which reunites him with his former co-star, Jane Seymour of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman titled Perfectly Prudence. Starts @1:07:19
  • Stump the Soapers –Being Erica and Skins, Dillon Casey, calls in from Toronto to try and trip up Carolyn, Michael, Galen, and Michelle with trivia questions in our podcast game show. Will our guest co-hosts from Genoa City or Salem win the battle of the soapers? Find out. Starts @ 1:17:32

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

Photo Credits for Podcast player: JPI Studios and Jim Warren Photography

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cinnamon
cinnamon

So great hearing everyone. I hope your all having a wonderful Christmas and are going to have a wonderful New Year.
The wedding was awesome. Loved the SAFE wedding

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

I love NB.She’s gorgeous talenetd,funny a real sweatheart

Heidi
Heidi

Thanks for a fabulous holiday podcast! Very fun! Loved the MB interview and Carolyn’s soap thought of the day! Agree with the power performance… Benzali is doing a great job as the Balkan and Theo! Merry Christmas everybody and Happy New Year! Can’t wait for the next podcast!

semaj
semaj

LOVE NB AND SC DANLOE ARE ENDGAME THEY ARE THE SEXIEST NEW SUPERCOUPLE ON DOOL DANLOE&parker endgame

jessica
jessica

loved the interview can’t wait to see the Danloe scene but in the end Danloe will prevail and they’re relationship will become stronger, thx Michael for doing this and Happy holiday everyone!

Erikk
Erikk

I wish some better and more informative questions were asked in the Nadia interview. I feel like it was really rushed along and too short. I wish Michael Fairman had asked Nadia what it was like working with Jessica Leccia(as actresses)? And asked Nadia how the chemistry and vibe is different between actors when playing a same sex romance. And asked Nadia her opinions on the Ani and Lara romance on Venice? And also should have asked Nadia about her big scenes at the end of this season of Venice while asking what’s in store for Lara in season 3. All of these questions should have been asked or touched upon. It would have made a much more entertaining and informative interview.

AlyciaRashea
AlyciaRashea

Love NB and SC… Love Danloe!! They have the most amazing raw chemistry on Days… Danloe and Baby PARKER are the cutest family… DANLOE are the end game!

Jennifer.
Jennifer.

Joe’s too gorgeous to be ignored!

Patti
Patti

Michael, just loving your interviews. Especially enjoyed Galen Gering my very favorite actor with Michelle and Caroline. It was positively awesome. It was a nice break
to kick back and listen to these wonderful talented people sharing time with all
of us. Thank you again for bringing the best of the best to us on pod cast.

Doe
Doe

Fun Podcast, Michael. It was jam packed with stars and to top it all off, Maurice Bernard. Are you kidding me? Loved it all. Michelle Stafford was a nice surprise. She had lots to talk about. Galen Gering is one of the most hansome men on TV. Carolyn is always fun, and I love her comic remarks.She is great on GH. And, it’s always fun to play the guessing game created byDillon Casey. I try to guess, but while I’m racking my brain for clues, you guys solve it. Also, Joe Lando was nice to hear from and all the projects he is working on. I hope we can se him because he is one handsome actor and I’ll also remember the scene at the window with Jessica Tuck on OLTL, just as you do, Michael. Keep up all the good shows that you do and your interviews, for your fans…

Erika
Erika

Carolyn Hennesy was my favorite part. Her wit is so great and she brings so much to the podcast. Can’t wait for the next one! Great job Michael!

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

NB,love her and her acting.such an talented and amazing aday

Heather CT
Heather CT

great podcast….great way to end the year……Canada is listening
thank you and Merry Christmas

NANCY
NANCY

i hope that danloe stays together no matter what but will their love survive even with the truth for when the truth about parker comes out what would daniel do if he knew itwas chloe that phillip cheated with i like chloe better with daniel eaither way

NANCY
NANCY

i love phillip he does not deserve this he has been down this same path before everytime he really loves someone he gets a slap in his face and a slap to his heart he could never do anything right or positive in his life

NANCY
NANCY

i like rafe he’s hot but he’s so boring too borning for sami rafe is more like sami’s father roman rafe has alot of heart but no excitment like ej rafe has alot of heart of gold he’s nothing like bo brady either bo is so reckless rafe is not at all i prefer ej for sami their’ alot of fire and dangerous type of passion and that really turns me on totally

jo
jo

only the first 14 minutes of the podcast will play/download. please fix this so we can hear the rest!:)

jo
jo

thanks for the reply. I do have a fast connection but for some reason only 14 minutes will download. I´ll try downloading it on itunes instead of saving the file. I Iove the podcast, you chose great guests and it´s a very enjoyable listen. thanks again:)

dominicsmythe
dominicsmythe

RE: MAURICE BENARD’S INTERVIEW… i felt carolyn hennesy was a bit of a show-off, always coming back to her character and complimenting herself in scenes with maurice, rather than interviewing him on HIS character and what he wanted to say about sonny. also, what right does ms. hennesy have to criticize vanessa (not brenda, vanessa) and call her “angst-ridden” and “able to split into a million pieces”? whatever her thoughts, that’s not cool to say about a co-star who never, ever talks badly about the people she works with. truth is, the best scenes maurice ever had were with vanessa marcil. i agree their chemistry had been off the first few months of her return, but from maurice himself said, that seems to be his fault. he said he tried to downplay his attraction to brenda because he was just with someone else. for vanessa to come in after 13 years of not having romantic scenes with maurice, then have him downplay it, and with co-stars like carolyn criticizing you publicaly — i feel for vanessa! all actors are a bit crazy, and vanessa is no different. maurice is freaking bipolar AND his acting is passionate but not imperfect. he has looked bored out of his mind on GH for years. the first time i’ve seen sonny with some spark back to his acting is now that vanessa is back. both actors should give her a LOT more credit. vanessa is contantly praising maurice and how much she learns from him. but the character of sonny only because popular when he was paired with vanessa’s brenda. maurice in a way owes his career to vanessa. BOTH are great actors who shine around each other. michael, what say you????

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WED NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nominations Special With Guest Co-Host DAYS’ Arianne Zucker


It’s almost time for Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s 6th annual Daytime Emmy nominations special!

Tune-in to listen to the livestream podcast on Wednesday night, March 20th beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST right here at Michael Fairman TV.com.

Make sure to come to this site a few minutes before showtime and settle in for this 90-minute plus special when we chat it up with several of the just announced daytime drama performer nominees who are going for gold at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, May 5th.

Joining Michael in-studio as special guest co-host will be Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).

In addition, we will be giving away 2 pairs of VIP tickets to the winners of our “Game Show Trivia” segment during the broadcast to Coastal Entertainment ‘s “Teals Got Talent” GH Fantasy Event in Philadelphia on May 4th featuring: GH’s Michael Easton, Lynn Herring, John J. York, Kathleen Gati, and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig all to benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The Foundation works every day to fund cures and foster community, and does so by supporting women fighting ovarian cancer and the friends and family who love them by standing together with every single person touched by ovarian cancer.  To date, they’ve invested more than $4.1 million in research through grants to scientists throughout the country. Soap Nation Live! is proud to support this worthy cause.

If you want to call-in to speak to the hosts, or nominated guests during our Daytime Emmy nomination special, please dial the exclusive listener line at 818-295-2130.

Throughout the broadcast, also visit the Michael Fairman TV official Facebook page for fun video updates direct from the studio, and keep abreast of what’s happening and who is chatting with us live via @michaelfairman twitter account throughout the show.

You can also live to the broadcast streamed live on the official Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com

To find out who’s in the running. make sure to tune in to CBS’s The Talk beginning on Wednesday afternoon (11amEST/2PMPST) when the nominees are unveiled for the first time.  Then, hear the reactions of several of your favorite soap stars that night on Soap Nation Live!

If you have any questions you would like to pose to our hosts, or any nominated guests, let us know in the comment section below and we just might ask it on the air!  More show details will be forthcoming.

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Kassie DePaiva Talks Eve’s Machinations & Eric Martsolf and Victoria Konefal Take You Behind The Scenes On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

Oh what a twisted web Eve Donovan weaves on current episodes of Days of our Lives.  Seems like Eve is in cahoots with Claire to have Haley arrested and deported all to help Jack advance in the Salem mayoral race and…  her quest to become Salem’s first lady?

On the latest all-new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, daytime favorite, Kassie DePaiva (Eve) talks with host Michael Fairman all about Eve and what she is up to, hiding, and how she is scheming to ruin the life of Jennifer Horton, and keep Jack under her thumb.  In addition ,DePaiva shares what it has been like to be reunited with her former One Life to Live co-star, Robin Strasser since both have been taping at DAYS recently.

Later, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman behind the scenes where the guys visit the hair and make-up department and get the lowdown on how the actors are turned into the characters they play, and the fast and furious life of a soap star, who has to get camera ready before they hit the set.

Finally, Michael speaks with Victoria Konefal (Ciaria) on how she “Becomes Ciara Brady” as we visit her dressing room and find out just how she gets that Ciara-look that turns the head of Ben Weston every time she walks in to a room.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming at NBC.com, the NBC app, and on the network’s You Tube channel.  The latest episode will be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms beginning on Monday, March 18th.

So what did you think of our chats with Kassie, Eric, and Victoria? Comment below.

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DAYS Deidre Hall On The Passing Of Jed Allan: “We’ve Lost One Of The Really Good Ones”

Over the last 24 hours, the soap world has been rocked by the passing of one of their favorites, Jed Allan.  On Saturday, Allan passed away at the age of 84.  So many of his co-stars and colleagues have posted their remembrances and their grief, which Michael Fairman TV had continue to add to the original post on Allan’s passing.

But on Sunday evening, none other than Allan’s most famous romantic scene partner, Days of our Lives Deidre Hall (Marlena) came forth and shared her touching thoughts on Allan’s passing via her Deidre Hall official Facebook page.

Deidre expressed: “We’ve lost one of the really good ones. It’s been decades since I stepped on to the NBC sound stage to screen test for Marlena on Days of our Lives. I was given a 4-page scene to memorize and perform with Days’ dashing bachelor, Don Craig, played confidently by Jed Allan. Jed made it all look easy with his dark good looks, deep resonant voice, a naughty twinkle, boisterous laugh and his characteristic swagger. He used his charismatic charm to win audiences as well as cast and crew. He never tired of my lack of experience and taught by example. He was deeply devoted to his sons and his darling wife Toby. When he lost her, we weren’t sure how he’d go on, but go on he did. Jed was a giant in so many ways, witnessed by the huge emptiness he leaves behind.”

Along with her sentiments, Hall posted a clip of her and Allan as Marlena and Don; when the couple was breaking-up on the series, which is posted below.

Following Hall’s remembrances on Jed Allan, several other DAYS cast members past and present also took to social media to express their thoughts and grief on the loss of Allan including James Reynolds (Abe) who noted: “Jed Allen was one of the first to welcome me to Days of our Lives.. I am grateful he took a young actor under his wing.”

Gloria Loring, who’s character of Liz Chandler was romantically involved with Allan’s Don Craig related: “I just heard that Jed Allan, the former Don Craig on Days, passed on. Rest In Peace, my old friend. I loved working with you and will remember you with a smile in my heart.”

So, what do you think of Deidre Hall’s remembrances and statement on the death of her beloved co-star from DAYS,? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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