Months ago, yummy Catholic priest Father Eric was drugged and raped by the twisted Kristen DiMeara for reasons that would take too long to explain here. But she did it, and she made a sex tape of their encounter, and that sex tape was accidentally played at Kristen’s wedding to Brady, which was being officiated by Father Eric. AWKWARD. Especially because it all came as A COMPLETE SURPRISE to Father Eric (who only remembered bits and pieces in dreams). The fallout has been RATHER SPECTACULAR. The best part, though, is how HOT Father Eric looks in these episodes – all wounded and psychologically damaged, with his hair a mess and those circles under his eyes … It’s TOO MUCH! Greg Vaughn, the actor who portrays him, is always hot, but dear god, this past week he has just been BEYOND HOT.
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After briefly finding life again online, Prospect Park producers are said to be pulling the plug on venerable soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children. According to Showbiz411: “Throughout the [40-episode] run on The Online Network, via Hulu, the company had problems. They cut back from four episodes a week to two per soap, claiming viewers couldn’t keep up with the pace. Producers also conducted a war with ABC, which licensed the show to them. Prospect said they had trouble writing One Life to Live because ABC had killed off three of their characters on General Hospital. Once Prospect sued ABC it gave them an excuse to shelve OLTL.”
Soap Opera Digest is awaiting official confirmation, but staffers reportedly got word yesterday, and one behind-the-scenes player posted on Facebook, “It was fun while it lasted…”
It’s a shame. So many people out of work and so many fans disappointed. And it sure doesn’t bode well for the NEXT company that tries resurrecting a show online. This will always be brought up as an example that it can’t be done.
After being betrayed by his father and having his new wife leave him for his (super-yummy) brother (there, in the pink shirt), hunky Morgan Corinthos saw no other option than sleeping with his MUCH OLDER mother-in-law. Of course, as sooner as they had they finished, his wife and brother burst in on them. As you would hope.
His name is Guy Wilson, which is funny because “WilSon” is the couple name DoOL fans have given to Will and Sonny. He’s cute, I suppose, but I can tell from these pics that he lacks that certain tragic vulnerability that Chandler Massey brought to the role. Chandler always looked like Bambi discovering his dead mom in the woods. This kid looks like a Santa Monica hustler looking to party. I’ll give him a chance, I SUPPOSE, but I’m not happy about it. More pics at SuperHeroFan
Vulture sought out Erica Slezak, who portrays Viki Buchanan on One Life to Live, to get her take on what Megan Draper on Mad Men might be going through as a soap actress in 1968. Here is just a bit of that conversation:
Megan is now playing two characters and she’s having a hard time of it. Having played two characters yourself, can you relate to that experience?
Yes, absolutely. The first time I had to play Niki, we were doing a flashback. And I had never played the character; I knew very little about her. And they said, “Just be the exact opposite of Viki.” So [Niki] became trashy. So for Megan, the maid is a nice character, and then when she plays the opposite, that can only be fun. But you do have to find the differences. It’s a different look, it’s a different attitude. For Megan, that may be difficult for her. But it’s a good thing for her, too, because it means there’s more story for her.
Don does say to her, when she expresses some concern that everyone thinks she’s an idiot, “They just gave you a second part” — as though that’s job security. Is it? Or is Megan right to be worried?
No, no, no. That’s a good thing. When suddenly you’re playing two parts? That’s a very good thing.
There’s a sense that Megan isn’t respected for her talent, but for her looks. Like she’s getting these story lines because Arlene and her husband —
They want to sleep with her.
Right. And when Megan refuses Arlene’s latest advance, Megan basically says, “How am I supposed to know I won’t be punished for this?” What’s your instinct there?
She could lose the job very quickly. It depends. In television, everything depends on the audience: If they like you, you’re going to stay. If they don’t like you, you’re gone yesterday. It doesn’t matter, really, about the writers, especially in the early days; the networks were in charge of everything. And I’ve seen cases where an actor was just useless and despised by the writers and everybody else. But he had a very high Q rating. So you can’t get rid of him; you cannot. Even though he was a pain in the neck and difficult to work with. Every single actress and actor has a Q rating. There is a company who will go around and randomly ask focus groups or whatever, “What do you think of this actor? What do you think of this actress?” If your Q rating is high and favorable, they will keep you on the show no matter what. For Megan, if her characters are popular, it almost doesn’t matter what she does. They can try to write her out, but the network could step in and say no.
Don was threatened by Megan’s love scene. Were a lot of husbands like that?
Sure. But as soon as they say “Cut,” it’s over. “Goodbye.” “Nice to meet you.” It is part of your job. And it’s kind of a weird job, but it is part of your job.
What would your advice to Megan be, insofar as juggling her work and her marriage goes?
That’s hard. My advice is: Don’t marry somebody in advertising. You know, it helps to have a spouse who understands what you do, and who is either a part of the world or just understands it and is very nonchalant about it, I guess. I’m married to an actor, so he gets it. I don’t think my husband ever watched love scenes, because he didn’t have to, he didn’t particularly want to. But he understands what it is.
Well, this is sad. Former DOOL actor Dylan Patton was arrested today for selling cocaine, after LA County Sheriff’s deputies raided his house. According to TMZ: “Cops got wind that the 20-year-old was allegedly selling coke out of his Agoura Hills home, so they sent an undercover cop in a few days ago to make a purchase. We’re told deputies then got a search warrant and raided the house this morning. Patton is currently in jail. Bail has been set at $30,000.” Patton, who was brought on to reboot the character of Will Horton as a humpy young wanna-Beiber, was let go after one year due to his listless performance and mumbly line readings. (Ironically, a little cocaine might have helped his performance.) He was replaced of course, with Chandler Massey, the dynamic young actor who skyrocketed the character to front-burner status by becoming the first gay character in the show’s history. But I digress. Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for poor Dylan. What happens when your acting career AND your dealing career go kaput?
Soap opera legend Jeanne Cooper, who for nearly four decades played grande dame Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless, died this morning after “a long uphill battle for an undisclosed illness,” according to her son, actor Corbin Bernsen. She was 84. Cooper joined the soap opera six months after it debuted in March 1973, and eventually earned 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in 2008. In 1984, Cooper’s real-life facelift was televised on the show as her character underwent the surgery at the same time, and is considered a revolutionary milestone in daytime television. ”It opened up reconstructive surgery for so many people, youngsters getting things done,” she said. “To this day, people will come up to me and say, ‘Thank you so much for doing that. My mom or I had something done, and not just cosmetic surgery.’ That was an incredible experience in my life.” Now watch this priceless ’80s-era clip from the show featuring Jeanne and the incomparable
Deven Green Brenda Dickson. Read more at Fox and Wikipedia.
I haven’t seen it yet, but from the look of things, I’d say Will and Sonny are back together again! And Sonny has shirt off! It was getting a little weird for a while there, because the actor who played him gained a few pounds so Sonny was always having sex in a tank top. Glad to see he’s feeling a little more secure about his chestal region. Also, there’s a bonus image at the bottom of nerd-turned-psycho Nick (Blake Berris) wearing a box of chocolates. Yum. And more images of Will’s shower pounding at Superherofan.
UPDATE: The shower scene turned out to be just a fantasy sequence, but that’s OK. Soap operas having gay fantasy sequences is still a great step forward. And Nick’s not wearing a box of chocolates, it’s a pillow. My bad.