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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode # 9

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and Being Erica’s and MVP’s, Dillon Casey are back together again anchoring the latest 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 first episode of 2011 in our very special February Sweeps 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 #9

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Dillon Casey. This month the threesome welcome special guests: The Bold and the Beautiful and former Santa Barbara star, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer, and General Hospital’s Chad Duell for some entertaining and revealing interviews, and a look into February Sweeps hottest storylines. 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 and a half of fun on our fun, fabulous, February episode!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #9 features the following segments:

  • A Martinez Interview – Our special podcast soap star call-in guest, daytime favorite A Martinez chats about his new role on The Bold and the Beautiful as Dr. Ramon Montgomery, his most memorable soap role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, hoping to reunite on-screen with Marcy Walker some day, and the night he won his Daytime Emmy! Starts @ 19:11
  • News & Views – Soap Opera’s shocking exits are discussed including, Rebecca Herbst’s dismissal from GH, CBS Daytime Programming Executive, Barbara Bloom stepping down from her post, or did she? AMC’s Melissa Claire Egan’s decision to leave her role as Annie, Austin Peck’s return to daytime in a new role on OLTL, and the five actors who left DAYS for various reasons; Mark Hapka, Shelley Hennig, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Ty Treadway and Robin Mattson. Starts @ 30:13
  • Melissa Archer Interview –Our next podcast soap star call-in guest One Life to Live’s, Melissa Archer, discusses the perils of her character, Natalie Buchanan, whose life is about to become unraveled during February Sweeps! Melissa previews the double wedding of Natalie and Jessica and the sizzling fall-out!  Starts @ 44:59
  • Power Performance of the Week- The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby tops our list and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 57:31
  • Chad Duell Interview – Our final call-in guest of the podcast, Chad Duell of General Hospital reveals what it was like to play the emotionally heavy and key scenes that air in early February where his character, Michael Corinthos, admits he was raped in prison to members of his family. Duell also discusses how GH tackled this important social topic of sexual abuse. Starts @ 1:02:07
  • Stump the Soapers – Our podcast co-host, Dillon Casey, tries to trip up Carolyn and Michael with current trivia questions on soaps favorite couples in our Valentine’s Day edition of our podcast game show. Will Fairman win the game as per usual, or will Hennesy become victorious for the first time in Stump the Soaper history? Find out. Starts @ 1:15:15

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

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Angela
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Angela

Wow..thanks Carolyn for your take on R.Herbsts dismissal…it cleared alot up…I respect Becky as an actress and no I will NOT stop watching GH…this is my favorite show and has been since 1988!!

May Newquest
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May Newquest

I wanted to comment on Becky Herbst- I am very angry as a fan that they let her go, and I also tune in for her and probably won’t be tuning back in, as far as the other 40 actors, some I do like some I do not, for me it is the stories. I am just not interested anymore, Becky/ Liz was like the last thread holding me on. So in essence you are right something is wrong and it is with the writing and whoever is making these bad decisions. If they want this show to succeed, they… Read more »

MA Fan
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MA Fan

I got to tell you…I love Melissa Archer! She is such a sweetheart and a wonderful actress. I know Susan Haskell is a great actress too but I really think that Melissa deserves to get an emmy consideration this year. She has done fabulous work this past year, especially in her scenes with Susan and Michael.

ma fan#2
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ma fan#2

love melissa archer!!!!

Heidi
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Heidi

Another fun podcast! Thanks Michael, Carolyn and Dillion! Loved the interviews with Melissa and Chad the most. It is always great to hear about the news and from your perspectives. GH is my favorite soap and yes… I am terribly saddened about Becky Herbst leaving, and there are issues with them writing out the core characters and older characters. However there are so many talented people on that show whith some stellar performances that I agree with Carolyn’s perspective. Becky will get on another show and will make that show very successful. Chad’s performances this week have been so fabulous… Read more »

Erika
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Erika

Another great podcast, Michael! I love Carolyn as a co-host, she is so funny and classy! And Dillion Casey is pretty cool too. You all are just so funny together and I love listening to what you all have to say.

Doe
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Doe

Hey, Michael. This was another fun pod cast. I can always count on Carolyn to drop her subtle remarks and she is so sharp, plus talented in so many ways…her writing,etc. a very creative person. I thought your guests this month were just perfect. It was especially great to hear from A.Martinez,and to hear he will be back on B&B and as a doctor. I’m thinking maybe the Nick and Stephanie lung cancer story. Whatever it is he is welcome addition. Melissa is such a pretty girl and a terrific actress and I hope she gets an Emmy one day,… Read more »

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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