Friday, January 30, 2009

News Round-up

Kendall wakes up on today's AMC
Kendall wakes from her coma today on ALL MY CHILDREN, and she'll be wide-eyed at all the goings-on while she was sleeping.

"The first thing she finds out is that she had a heart transplant," says Alicia Minshew, who plays Kendall, to the New York Daily News. "Dr. David comes in and she says, 'What the hell are you doing here?' He tells her, 'Calm down. The transplant went well. You have a new heart.' Um, okay."

"After that, Bianca comes in with Zach. Bianca says, 'I want you to meet someone' and she brings in Reese. Kendall has nothing but nice thoughts: 'Oh, my sister has a girlfriend.' Then it's 'Oh, by the way. About that heart donor. It's Josh.'"

And it's not over.

"Zach says, 'I'm sorry I kept this from you,' and tells her about the baby."

The news that Zach donated sperm so that her sister Bianca could have a baby with Reese does not sit well with the volatile Kendall.

DAYS' Thaao Penghlis fired?
"Count Antony DiMera will be killed in a whodunit murder mystery during March sweeps. The first lead actor Emmy nominee in twenty years, Thaao Penghlis, has been fired."

Feel free to jump into FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
"FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is now well into its junior year, but if you haven't found the time to watch, please don't think this is one of those TV dramas that's too late to jump into if you weren't there at the beginning."

Raleigh-Durham's WRAL pre-empts GL today.
"GUIDING LIGHT, which normally airs at 3 p.m., has not been rescheduled." The station will cover the funeral of longtime North Carolina State women's basketball coach, Kay Yow, in GL's timeslot today.

Top 10 Reasons To Watch GUIDING LIGHT Right Now
J Bernard Jones says: "GL needs viewers not tomorrow, but today and here are ten reasons to tune in right now!"

Paris Hilton disses EASTENDERS
Hilton is visiting the UK and says she's picking up the lingo by watch the soaps. "I haven’t seen much British TV yet because I’m always out partying. But I’ve seen a bit of EASTENDERS. It looks like it’s set in 1988."

Joshua Morrow on the cover of Soap Opera Digest...AGAIN
The headline is: SHARON AND NICK HAVE SEX! My latest rant on this subject: Even though the "Nuke" sex wasn't spoiled, supposedly it would have been cover worthy had Digest known. Yet three weeks later, the only mention of it in Digest was a side comment that it was no big deal. It was to fans, as that video has over 300,000 views and is, by far, the most watched soap video of 2009. It was a huge milestone for soaps and is one again is being ignored by the soap print press, who has completely failed to report on the impact of stories like Luke and Noah, Bianca and Reese or Natalia and Olivia. There is such an opportunity for real journalism there. But I guess Nick and Sharon having sex for the millionth time is supposed to be major news? Sure, it's a reunion long in the making, but we all saw it coming a mile away. It's not suprising or big news. People who want to read about soaps enjoy spoilers and pictures, but also are educated, intelligent people who want real commentary about real issues. Surely a better mix can be found.

CADY MCCLAIN: I Don’t Watch Soap Opera’s But My Evil Twin DOES!
"We had the storm here today and although it was pretty it wasn’t very interesting to me somehow. I feel terrible for anyone without power, of course. That must have SUCKED the BIG WAZOO. I, however, cleaned more, more and more, and watched AS THE WORLD TURNS, AMERICAN IDOL, OPRAH, LIFE TO ME and CNN. What I have learned is there is not much of a difference, except that ATWT was more honestly entertaining."

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