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TODAY's Venice Webisode 9 – Brilliant, Wickedly Funny & Poignant!

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Those who subscribe to Venice the Series were in for a real treat when they watched today’s new webisode, the 9th installment of the third season of the Daytime Emmy winning series starring, produced, and written by Crystal Chappell!

The set-up: the funeral of Amber the hooker who died at The Colonel’s (Jordan Clarke), and whose body was disposed of thanks to Gina (Crystal Chappell) with a major assist from best friend, Jamie (Harrison White). With Guya (Hillary B. Smith) trying to help her sister, Katie, (Liz Keifer) pass-over to the afterlife, Owen (Galen Gering) along for the ride at the funeral (to keep sister, Gina and stick it to his pop, the Colonel) the hilarity ensues.  DAYS fave, Susan Seaforth Hayes appears in the episode as a man-crazy mother of the deceased, too.  How funny this woman is!

But, what most people will remember from this installment was Harrison White’s musical funeral rendition of  ” Paid to Get Laid” which had us bursting out into laughter, as well as watching Chappell and Gering’s priceless reactions! Finally,  kudos must also be given to the wonderful Hillary B. Smith who somehow manages to be just as masterful and adept at comic brilliance as she is with poignant moments.

This was a Venice classic! And we won’t tell you more … but if you haven’t subscribed to this season …you can still do it now and catch up and see the first nine episodes of this season by clicking here.

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If you saw the new funeral webisode, let us know what you thought of it!

 

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Mel
Mel

This was the best episode Venice yet! I laughed so hard. The song was so awesome. Then the fantastic emotional scene with Hillary and Liz was a great way to finish the episode.

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

I couldn’t agree more….

tricia
tricia

This show gets better and better! Not only was Paid To Get Laid hysterical but it was beutifully sung by Harrison White.Also, when everyone started clapping along with the music, I was LMAO.Susan Seaforth Hayes had me cracking up with the line to Peter Reckell, “Your friends are odd”! Hillary B. Smith and Liz Keifer had me laughing then crying at the end. Crystal Chappell really knows how to bring the right people together! Brava!

Candy
Candy

It was brillance at it best Hillary(Guya) had me laughing then crying at the end.

BrookeL
BrookeL

Laughed and cried. Happy and sad. This epi was everything a good soap should be. Crystal is truly a fantastic storyteller. Although I miss seeing her on my tv daily, I’m so glad we have Venice to look forward to every week. Such a treat to see this much talent in one place. Hilary Smith was BRILLIANT in today’s epi. Loved seeing Susan Seaforth Hayes!! What a treat. I hope they find a way to keep Liz Keifer around. Her and HBS are awesome together. Harrison White killed it today! So happy for him.

Though my Bo & Carly heart can’t let go of the delusion, I AM LOVING PETER RECKELL on Venice. LOVE him ALWAYS! So happy to see him work with Crystal again and SO EXCITED about what’s to come 🙂

Natalie
Natalie

This was an awesome Venice Epi! Paid To Get Laid was hysterical! Brilliant performance by Harrison White and some cracking reactions from Crystal Chappell and Galen Gering . Susan Seaforth Hayes cracked me up with the line to Peter Reckell, “Your friends are odd”! Hillary B Smith is just brilliant at the comedic stuff and so moving at the end! Loved it!

A fan
A fan

It was boring, not funny at all, the forced laughing was a bit much for me. A merciful end to a pitiful storyline.

Let’s hope that Venice comes back to some actual exciting stories in the last 3 episodes.

Michele S
Michele S

This shows continues to amaze me! Brilliant once again. Harrison white did a fantastic job with that song! Love Susan Seaforth Hayes and Hillary B Smith! perfect cast, priceless performances,Crystal Chappell shows clearly why she and Venice are Emmy winners!

cyrstal
cyrstal

This was the worst episode ever. Terrible acting and terrible writing.

Appleridge
Appleridge

Best Episode Ever Of Venice. The Funeral Song Was The Best

liz
liz

LOL Venice was awesome today. CC sure knows how to cast the right people, and write an awesome story. The funeral/memorial was amazing. just the right amount of awkward mixed with hilarious. I didn’t know whether to burst out laughing or just cringe at some points. That song was genius, and everyone’s reactions were priceless. Susan Seaforth Hayes’ “Your friends are odd” line had me on the floor laughing. I also love that in the midst of this chaos they still managed to add a little mystery to the Gina/Richard storyline. GO CC. Venice is amazing this season, and only keeps getting better.

Eire
Eire

I actually felt that this was the WORST episode of Venice that I have ever seen. I was bored silly and found nothing funny or worth watching. Way too much alcohol consumption. Apparently Lara is not the only alcoholic on Venice. Everyone but Ani needs AA. The acting was either flat or over the top. The stories were a total bore. It was a bust. Easily the worst episode of Venice. Its a crying shame that with only 12 episodes of Venice a year we have to endure episodes like Ep.9 that are nothing but long winded boring filler episodes. At this rate I seriously doubt I will be back for Venice 4 if it ever happens. Its not worth it. Fairman should have written reviews of V3 episodes 3, 6, 7, and 8 as those were easily the best episodes that this very lackluster season of Venice has had to offer.

Susanna
Susanna

I just keep thinking “Am I missing something” cause that was, in my honest opinion, the worst episode ever and I was cringing through it. The laughter was really forced and not believable and whilst Harrison has a great voice, the song was terrible and not funny, just lame. It was stupid. Susan Seaforth Hayes was brilliant but not enough so to save the episode. I don’t know, I honestly do sit here and think “huh” cause I don’t see the brilliance that everyone else is seeing, I didn’t find it funny in the slightest.

Dani Austin
Dani Austin

Thanks Michael for highlighting this episode. After the setup last week, I was anxiously anticipating the payoff with the funeral. They did not disappoint. What can you say about a song titled “Paid to Get Laid” at a funeral for a hooker? Priceless! Harrison did a fantastic job. I have missed Gina and Owen scenes so much and their reactions to the song further highlighted the amazing chemistry between Crystal and Galen. Hillary B. Smith and Liz Kiefer were fantastic and that final scene had me teary eyed. Jordan was fantastic with his quiet, brilliance as always. Was never a fan of Daniel on DOOL but I dig this witty, foul mouthed cop Shawn C. is playing and I think he and HBS have good chemistry. But the surprise of the episode was Susan Seaforth Hayes. Man they gave her great lines and she delivered. The making a drunken play for Richard (Peter) was priceless. I loved Richard’s reaction. Comments about the attendees were great zingers. But my favorite line of Susan’s and the ep was when talking to Guya about her connection to daughter Amber she asks “are you a colleague of hers… or a client.” LOL! HBS’ reaction was priceless too. Great job to CC and Jill Lorie Hurst for the writing and as Crystal tweeted Susan Flannery was one of the directors. And to the cast in this episode, all were fantastic. Best episode this season and there have been some great episodes this year so that is saying alot.

Ellen
Ellen

I thought it was boring, boring, boring. Really forced humor. The only good thing was that the dead hooker story ended.

Faith
Faith

Wow is all I can say about this episode. I’m a Carbo fan and I was amazed with CC/PR storyline. I smell a sibling coming on and Richard is on the case. Left for a year; stayed away until she missed the family; Guya and Owen already know. So many clues. Does this have anything to do with Molly Burnett’s character? I think one of these episodes that hasn’t aired will be her emmy win for this year. Gina will have to come face to face with her secret and Richard. This is must see tv.

Andrea
Andrea

Best episode of Venice ever IMO. I have watched all three seasons. Season 3 is by far the best. Hillary B Smith was brilliant as always and I adore her with Liz K. I also loved the Susan Hayes scenes and Harrison White is always a treat. I even watched twice.

Steph
Steph

This was the best episode yet of the show. HBS was outstanding, she is completely stole the whole show. Hillary was at the top of her game in this episode.
That song was too much they really need to make that available to all of us. I was LMAO for the whole show and the end was so touching. I just love how well HBS and Liz Kiefer work together.

Leigh A
Leigh A

Loved this episode!! I thought the cast did a fabulous job. Hillary had me cracking up then emotional at the end with Liz Keifer. I’m actually loving the Colonel this season too. He seems to be softening a bit!! Great episode!

Sharon
Sharon

In my opinion this was the best episode. Hillary B Smith is simply brilliant. She had me laughing so hard I cried. And I adore her with Liz Keifer and Shawn Cristian. This cast is wonderful and this episode proved they can do comedy as well as drama. Hats off to the team of Venice.

thankfulmom
thankfulmom

Hillary stold the show! She’s soooo good!

Lowynjean
Lowynjean

I’m in between about this episode. It had some great moments with Hillary and LIz. I also thought some of the scenes with Gina and Owen and Jamie were funny. Also, the stuff with the Colonel and Stella was sweet. However, there was something about the episode as a whole that seemed just a little off to me. To me the song just didn’t feel right in that scene. Maybe if I know more about Amber’s character, it would have been funnier to me, since then I would see how the song fit in with her funeral. It’s kind of like watching a scene in a movie when someone slips on a banana peel. If you know the person falling is pompous or did something foolish, etc., to cause the slip, then it’s funny. If not, then it’s just a bad accident.

Anyway, I am still enjoying this series. It has improved each season. Not everything is perfect, but CC seems like she is learning more and more as she goes along. I certainly feel that I have been getting my $10 worth in entertainment.

nat
nat

i didnt like the episode either. i was skipped the song, didnt like his voice. there were some very amusing parts on it but all together it was the worst epi ever. it was laking so much. the story was unbelievably long. at the end i was feeling like i missed something and that its all been a waste of time. i wanna see lani again and their problems. gaya was great but come on. 38 mins for a memorial WTH?!

Kate
Kate

The episode was actually 26 min not 38. I would like to point out that some fans watch for reasons other than the triangle of Gina, Laura, Ani. I am one of them. All soaps should show a balanced cast to have broad appeal to viewers. Personally I am ambivalent toward Laura and Ani. Just like some are ambivalent about the dead hooker storyline. But there needs to be balance for the show to be successful. I think Venice is achieving this balance because overall I have really enjoyed season 3.

Dani Austin
Dani Austin

I agree Kate. I would be so bored and uninterested if this show focused on only one storyline. It wouldn’t be a soap opera which is what it was always intended to be. This ep featured the characters it needed to and did a fantastic job of it. I am glad we got a break with this episode from that tragic romance. I think we needed it storywise.

Candace
Candace

I like drama, angst, heartache. I am not a fan of over the top comedy. So this episode and all the family drinking scenes with Gina, Guya, and Owen are not for me. And in case anyone wants to reply to my post and condescendingly point out that some fans watch for whatever other reason – I don’t really need to be told that but thank you!!

Nelson
Nelson

Exactly, balance, this episode was boring because it was static. They should have had some drunk Laura in there for fans of romance and drama, not unfunny comedy.

nat
nat

oh dont get me wrong i dont just watch cuz of the lani or giani triangle. i watch cuz i like it, it was just my opinion that this episode didnt do anything for me. it they had put something else in it too, it might have. they focused just way to much on the memorial for my taste. i love the interaction between gaya, owen and gina..always makes me smile.
on the other hand there are other ‘couples’ that dont do anything for me. its just like that.
as u have ur opinion that it was a great show, it wasnt for me..i just pointed it out and didnt diss CC’s hard work for us.

Nelson
Nelson

Worst episode ever. Boring and not funny. Forced laughter and the song was tacky. Thank god this is over. Worse storyline in Venice.

Chrissie
Chrissie

I thought this episode had some good spots: Guya saying goodbye to Katie/Amber, Jamie and his scene with Drew, and the Colonel/Stella friendship. Otherwise, I thought this was overall a boring, filler episode. Most of the scenes ran too long, with no real drama or point, imo. Most of the humorous scenes were not funny at all. I feel like it could have gotten a lot of the storyline moved along in half the time. I just hope that the last few episodes focus on Gina/Ani/Lara, some more on Stella/Colonel, Van, and Sami.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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While the daytime dramas are still not back in production due to the coronavirus pandemic; morning and afternoon talk shows are finding a way to deliver new episodes or some new content to inject into previously aired shows.

CBS’ The Talk returns today on Monday March 30 with the hosts doing their thing from their homes.  The series has a temporary new name as well The Talk@Home

According to Deadline: The ladies of The Talk: Sharon Osbourne, Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will be live using Zoom technology – allowing all of them plus their guests to be featured on screens together while in separate locations.  The Talk staff will also continue to work remotely.  Guests for this week will include: Wayne Brady, Sean Hayes, Terry Crews, Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, Dr Oz and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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In addition, syndicated freshmen hits The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall show will both feature new content filmed by their hosts while they have been quarantined at home during the pandemic

Clarkson, who is Montana with her family will add some home segments to air on the daily broadcast.  The Kelly Clarkson Show has been airing original episodes that had been filmed before the production shutdowns. (Many had been previously  preempted). The week of April 6, the show had announced plans to air some new original episodes plus newly filmed content from Montana.

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Also beginning today, Tamron Hall will have new content focused on the latest with COVID-19, and that will be followed by encore segments from previously aired episodes of her talk show.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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