July 7, 2003
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Wie geht's, meine Schatzie?
It's time to belly up to the buffet and languish over your
weekly fill of schnitzengruben from your old pal, Sage. It's good to be
with all of you again and I truly hope your July 4th celebration was a sight to
The fireworks that has erupted in the sky ain't nuthin
compared to the explosions going on behind the scenes on the ABC soaps, so I'll
get to all that in just a bit.
First off, I hope everyone has enjoyed their week of NO
POPUPS on Eye on Soaps! Does everyone have have popup killer to the point
that it doesn't really make a difference? :) Did anyone notice?
If you did and would like to keep it that way, I want to make sure everyone
knows that we're getting down to the wire on EOS donations for July. Our
expenses will be due the end of this week and with Katrina's husband still laid
off and me still trying to take care of Ma, we're definitely needing to still
rely on our readers to keep Eye on Soaps alive! We're so grateful for all
of the donations we've received this year and trust that we'll be able to keep
going. If you were thinking of contributing to Eye on Soaps this month,
now would be the best time to do it to make sure there is enough fundage in the
bank when the charge comes through to the account. For this
particular month, if Katrina and I have to scrounge to get enough money in the
account at the last minute, you're likely to get a big ol' "Page Not Found"
prompt for a little while at least. Just so you don't think we're the only
bums on the net, the Sonny and Carly fansite,
No Ordinary Love
and the super popular
Wubs.net (formerly Gedstern's) also rely heavily on reader contribution, as
do a lot of other sites. It's a tough and expensive world out there and
we're working hard to provide you the very best in ABC Soap and off topic
commentary on the net, as
well as spoilers and
other fun stuff. We'll keep doing our part if you'll help us stay here to
do it! We definitely have no interest in becoming a "members only" paid
site and fully believe we can do this on voluntary donations only. Contributions
that happen after the expenses are paid help toward next month and reimburse our
groceries if we have to dip in to keep us afloat! Our readership is up
almost 25,000 above what we were 3 months ago. We LOVE that we are growing
so much and we are very, very grateful that our readers are so dedicated about
helping us stick around! Each month when we think we aren't going to make
it, some last minute help comes in and there we are again!! With your
ongoing support, we'll always be here and for that we are truly grateful!
Now, one other thing before we get into the dish!!
As you know, there
are a LOT of fan events coming up this summer and as you also know, I'm stuck
here with Ma, feeding, tending and listening to her fuss! Here is a way
that you can take me with you to those events you're going to and let me live
vicariously through you! It's THE SAGE STICKER!! I have a few things
in my store, mostly because it's a pain in the ass to create things and my
computer time is limited, not to mention that the stuff in the store has such a
high base price that no one can really afford it. This is cheap and fun!
If you click on the sticker to the left, you'll get to the page on my store that
has them and they're only like $2.50 each. You can stick me on your shirt
(next to your warm pillows o' love - or, should you be a masculine sort , your
pectoral rocks of Gibraltar) and I can say "Hello Darlings!" to everyone you
meet! The spycam set up in the cat's glasses will transmit to me all that
you see and the cigarette holder is actually a microphone!! That will let
me hear as well! It's like you're undercover for Sage! (And the
Captain Morgans that is burning nicely in my tummy tummy makes that just a
lovely thought right now!) OK, I made up the spycam microphone stuff, but
who knows? Maybe it's really there and I'm making up the making up part!
Just in case, be sure and talk into your boob from time to time and tell it that
you love it! I'll hear!
Speaking of the Cap'n (and I don't mean Crunch, Bebe), I
got the most geeelorious motherload today from my favorite bartender, Dutchie,
who loves me almost as much as I love her and sent me a buttload of cannies for
my birthday!! Like, she and Katrina were the ONLY ones who gave me
(but I got a monster
buncha cool cards cyberwise and I thankee all VERY much!!!) presents and I love
them for it! I shan't talk about how my family (that'd be the false family
that birthed me, not my real family online) forsook me and abandoned me because
then I'll ruin the perfectly spectacular buzz I have going on right now.
But DUTCHIE sent me all this faboo candy AND this bottle of Captain Morgan's
which is now half gone. Since I do NOT abuse alcohol (as in spilling it),
I can ass/u/re U it was
put to good use. The bitch of it is that after she sent my goodies, to
prove no good deed goes unpunished, poor Dutchie's house tried to burn down, so
she's all homeless and all until January when her house is rebuilt and ready for
her Queenliness to re-inhabit. Thank da Gods no one was hurt, but her
house is icky and I want all several thousand of you guys to gather round her
and give her a big ol' cyber Sage's Darlings hug and a little butt cuddle while
I crown her Queen Dutchie, the most beautiful homeless chick I know. Don't
worry about my girl. She is staying with her sis and all is well, but man,
did her week go awry or WHAT?? Lovin' my Dutchie! (apologies to the
rose queen whose head I stole for that picture. Sometimes, you just gotta
take one for the team, Rosie). Keep an eye on my girl, Lenore, my Precious
NOW on to the babble about the show.
The official stuff is so nonexistent that I'm going to
have to go with the "talk" that I'm hearing from around the set, so this is all
just gossip and get off that "but you SAID, *huff*huff" and "Sage's shit never
happens *blah*blah*blah*" because this column is all about just yakking it up
(like a hairball, I guess) on the idle crap I've heard.
Oddly, I heard that almost no one involved was happy with
Jeddy Peck's return as Jake. Some folks thought it was too short, others
thought it was poorly done and basically unnecessary, others (wow) really didn't
want him back and were glad when he was gone again. I wouldn't look for a
redux anywhere soon.
Rumors persist of David Canary leaving, possibly through a
violent end for both Adam and Stuart together. This leaves Liza and Mama
Marian in a wicked turmoil of guilt and mess, especially if the show follows
through with an idea that was tossed around of Marian actually causing their
deaths inadvertently. Frons is very much in an "off with their head" mode
and although ABC is bane to lose any more star power to other networks, we
should still look for serious cast changes all across the board on all shows.
Nothing is sacred and decisions are being batted back and forth through the
chain of command like a Norwegian volley ball. We're still hearing that
Canary has been entertaining offers from other networks and may just walk away
In a meow, meow moment, I heard that art imitates life in
the story about AMC man (character) most likely to be murdered. He Whose
Name Shall Not Be Mentioned on My Site is likely to be killed off and quickly
forgotten as Miscellaneous Bad Guy in the lost anals (spelling intentional this
time) of AMC history. Turns out the brass doesn't like the way he and his
reps have been interacting with the fans and a few of the cast members aren't
happy with his attitude either, so plans for a long term story with the actor in
question have been nullified, at least for the time being. Seems that the
guy seriously overestimated his popularity with fans and his standing on the
show and like the snake who doesn't realize he's been cut in half, the actor is
the last to know and just keeps wiggling. Is it really so hard to believe
that decisions are made in in place long before an actor or their "people" are
aware of it? Pfft, NO. If you don't believe it, just watch GH this
summer and see what happens.
There have been a few rumbles of bringing back the Santos
family, now that Maria has her eggs back in her basket and is a full fledged
NotMaureen again. With Kelly and Mark out of pocket, the idea of recast
was declined, as was the thought of bringing back Julia and Noah, recast.
Instead, they opted for the cheaper, less satisfying meal of bringing back what
is likely the most despised member of the family, Rosa, previously played
lacklusterly by Alana de la Garza. Definitely a recast and possibly a
reverse SORAS as they intend to stick her with the ever so blah teen AMC scene.
With Laurie on the way out and Petey and Jamie being SORAS'd into god knows
what, it's hard to tell where she's going to fall. Since Frons was just
babbling in his embarrassingly inane Soap City interview about the browning of
ABC, I'm sure it's a move to say, "See? See? We have not-so-white
people on our shows!"
Recasting Leo??? That's what I'm hearing.
Greenlee and Carlos (or "Gros" as they are called in my house) didn't spark as
hoped and nothing short of a resurrected Leo, in the form of a recast since Josh
Duhamel is firmly wrapped up in his new prime time series, "Las Vegas," will
thaw the heart of ice maiden, Greens... although...
Yes, it's true! A primal, heated romance between
David and Greenlee was definitely planned and may still happen. David has
not yet finished his descent into grief and what comes of it, I'm told, will
shock us all. Not sure if they've yet figured out what that will be, but
it's gonna shock us!
I also hear that Mama 'Nessa might be not quite dead just
I hear that the powers that be are so impressed with young
Michael Jordan who plays Reggie Porter that they have long term plans for
keeping him around.
When Roscoe Born left the role of Mitch Lawrence (last
aired June 30th), many on the cast were sorry to see him go as the actor was
very well liked. He enjoys playing Mitch to the hilt and when the future
of the character was discussed with him at a critical turning point (around the
time when he went blind), it was decided that rather than continue on with his 3
year contract and allow Mitch to be redeemed by Jessica's love and hesitant
devotion, that Mitch would slide full scale into madness and be killed off.
They took his wishes seriously and respected his decision and the parting was
mutual. Seems they may have learned their lesson by losing fan fave, Roger
Howarth (Todd), who said, "No, really, I'm not kidding, I don't dig playing Todd
as romantic lead or family man."
Speaking of Todd, the big question on everyone's mind is
whether or not Walker is really Todd himself. Seems that decision has not
yet been made and hinges on whether or not a suitable recast for Manning can be
found. If not, the foundation is in place for Walker to become even more
Toddian than he is currently. The cast has been told specifically NOT to
discuss that possibility. The subject is off limits.
The other big issue involving OLTL is the rumor
circulating that it is going to be dropped down to a half hour show. Let
me assure you that it this point, that is rumor only, stemming from some hair
brained notion ABC has of developing a daytime reality show and moving it into a
half hour left by Port Charles and a half hour of OLTL. Someone speculated
that the show dropping ratings would be axed to a half hour and someone else
filled in the blank that it would have to be OLTL and suddenly the rumor was
everywhere. For now, it's nothing to get twisted up about and is just an
idea that is floating around.
Brian Frons got his Prez of ABC Daytime alligator boats
lodged firmly into his store bought teeth when in a recent Soap City USA
interview he described Kathy Brier (Marcie) as "...not beautiful...
overweight..." Fans erupted in anger over such a callous remark of the
size 10 Brier and furious e-mails from fans were answered by a bevy of Frons
Flunkies with the cut and paste, "Sorry
to offend. My point was that Kathy is not the typical soap opera beauty (size 0,
blonde, etc), yet she is a great talent and VERY POPULAR and I am very proud to
have her on our network. Brian." Yeah, keep digging, Brian.
I'm betting his birth name was "Richard." I won't even dignify with
comment the other bullshit he blathered on about in regard to the ABC soaps.
Be sure and take some anti-depressant and let it reach therapeutic value before
you read it if you come across it.
Rumor has it that Bruce
Michael Hall is already being recast out of the roll of Joey. Bad news,
blame the actor, I guess. Maybe they'll cast his twin brother.
The intended re-romance for
Roxie and Max may or may not happen. James Depaiva has been hitting the
wrong side of the powers that be lately and isn't sitting as pretty as his
lovely wife, Kassie, these days. It's getting to the point that parting
with a handshake might be the best way to go.
Look for Jack Manning to also
get the SORAS treatment soon. Babies on the set aren't a fave these days.
I ain't got nothing to say
about this show. Let's laugh at it instead, shall we?
And with that, Big Daddy's out of
here for another Monday. Much love through your week, darlin's!