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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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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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