July 18, 2005
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I am BACK from a weekend with my family
in Texas and so grateful to be in my sweet home again. I hate leaving it
and have no intention of doing so for a long, long time.
As far as the visit went, for now, let's
leave it at "you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, you won't likely
pick your friend's nose and you sure as hell can't pick your family." NEXT
SUBJECT! (OK, the short version is that Kye and Vince blew the money, are
nearly homeless and I'm the bad guy. Go figure. Who knew I could get
even lower on the totem pole? Pftt)
BUT, we were talking about soaps, right,
which are far more interesting than mundane, real life drama. It's what we
use for glorious, ultimate escape!
What is more of a glorious escape than
our intrepid EOS reporters who voyaged to darkest Studio City into the depravity
of Hollywood to collect stories for the eager eyes of those of us who stayed
home (or at least didn't go with them)? Oh yes!!! I am told the
write ups will be flowing in through the next week or so and I am waiting as
excitedly as you are to read them and see the photos!
Sherry Mercurio of EOS was home base
during the events of the weekend and did a marvelous job of posting updates
phoned in by the ladies of EOS.
You can read those
One particularly persistent rumor
involves the cancellation of Tamara Braun's event at the last minute. The
buzz speculated that it wasn't her movie project that determined the
cancellation, but a lack of ticket sales. My boss, Katrina Rasbold, verifies
that the event was experiencing anything but a lack of ticket sales and
that it truly was nothing more than an unfortunate scheduling conflict that kept
Tamara away. She very much wanted this movie, thought she'd lost it
because the powers that be wanted a true Cajun actress to play the part, the
other actress backed out, the part became available and Tamara jumped at it when
offered, but had to move fast because taping was imminent. Katrina was
there when refunds were being given and they were conducted graciously and
smoothly despite the disappointment of the TamFans. Most were completely
understanding and supportive of this exciting move in her career. The list
for refunds was plenty long, so lack of ticket sales was definitely not an
issue. Kill the rumor, folks.
One GH Fan Weekend standard that was
conspicuously absent this year were the delightful spoilers that stars tend to
drop here and there. The actors were all uncharacteristically reticent
this year and few nuggets were dropped. Although Nancy Lee Grahn led the
attendees of her Goddess Party in a vow to keep all that was said "in this
room," she didn't really divulge anything that would be risky outside of the
room. Typically the one who is the loose cannon by her own admission, she
was unusually concerned about what should and should not be said, galvanizing
the rumor of the set being on complete lock down spoiler-wise.
The only real reveal of the weekend came
from Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco at their individual events, both of whom
confirmed that fans will HATE the upcoming story (and they do as well) that
"takes Jason and Sam to a new place." The words "Sam has a twin" were
actually breathed and Kelly Monaco stated, "I must apologize in advance for what
you will see."
Big Daddy John (Corbin Bernsen) was
forthright and bold at the NLG event, quickly identifying what was wrong with
soaps in their current form (get back to the romance and refocus off of "The
Sonny Show"). Far from a newcomer to the genre, Bernsen played
Todd Williams on Y&R in 2003 and 2004, plus there's that little item of his
mother, Jeanne Cooper, having been in soaps since 1973, playing Kay Chancellor
on Y&R. He knows from which he speaks.
The breakaway hit of the weekend was
Larry Poindexter, who plays Dr
Thomas. By all accounts, he was much more charming and handsome than he
appears on TV!
In more of the story that just
we learn that Ryan is actually faking
his death with Zach's help, presumably all for the love of Greenlee. Be at
peace, gentle readers. Daddy Frons himself has promised that the love of
Greenlee and Kendall will cause the scales to drop from Ryan Christ's eyes,
he'll see the error of his ways and be healed of his violent tendencies.
Of course, finding Jonathon and Erin alive and well adds some flavor to the
Lavery Redemption Pie as well...
As My Darling
Kate pointed out this week, Greenlee spends some
time thinking she's a widow AGAIN, thanks to Ryan The Selfish and Oh So
Tad as vigilante. Sigh.
For those of us who feared OLTL would
whip out some ludicrous last minute resolution to The Killing Club murders, we
may now rest easy knowing that we are NOT just paranoid, we were right.
Dumb and dumber.
Turns out, the main killer is Hayes
Barber, who is an old nerd classmate of Marcie's who had plastic surgery but
still feels nerdy. The Killing Club is real and psychotic nerds meet to
wallow in their nerdery and plot revenge on the pretty people of the world.
Should Marcie feel offended that she's invited to attend?
So yeah, it's a whole nest of Nerd
At least it's not Killer Clowns.
Have I mentioned I'm afraid of clowns
for no reasonable reason?
Tess and Nash and Nash and Tess and Niki
and Vinnie and my head hurts. Someone bring me a drink and make sure Tess
is nowhere near it, please.
Sweeps next month, anyone?
Something around here definitely needs to be cleaned up.