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?
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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.
So yesterday Dante and Lulu had a really serious discussion about Maxie being their baby’s surrogate, but who the hell could pay any attention to what they were saying what with Dante’s little nugget popping up like that in his sweat pants? I ASK YOU. And it looked to me as if the actress who plays Lulu just RAMMED her elbow all up in that shit, like SHE KNEW it was getting hard, and HE KNEW it was getting hard, and they both just decided to EASE INTO IT and play the scene as if nothing was going on. It was all VERY TENSE and VERY EROTIC and probably THE MOST fabulous thing that’s happened on General Hospital since the Ice Princess, so when I tell you I didn’t get a MOMENTS sleep last night, you’ll understand why. And I’m sorry these blurry screen grabs from YouTube don’t really do it justice. It was SPECTACULAR. You can watch the scene here (from 4:20 to 4:50)
After almost a year of furtive glances and tentative starts and stops, Will and Sonny finally hit the sheets November 14, because we all know how teenage boys like to take their time really getting to know one and other before having sex (*rolls eyes*). According to Freddie Smith, the actor who plays Sonny, the delay was intentional and that cast and crew intended to build the relationship between the two characters before the much-anticipated scene. ”It’s allowed the audience to get to know our characters and to get to a place where they are really rooting for them to get together,” Smith said. “This isn’t a story about two gay guys. It’s about two human beings who truly love each other.” OK. Here’s a preview of the moment they take off each other’s shirts and fall into bed, just as the camera pans away. Yes, the camera usually lingers a beat or two longer for heterosexual couples, but I believe Will’s father is about to break down the door, and that’s where the scene might be gong. And as for the general awkwardness, it should be noted that Smith is straight, and even though he seems to play gay a LOT (he was Teddy’s boyfriend on 90210, remember), it’s still gotta be sort of weird for him. And WHAT is that music? (via HuffPo)
Bad writing, bad storytelling, bad idea, BAD SOAP OPERA. Today on Days of Our Lives, Will slept with Gabi, and I say: FOR SHAME. Can we take away their GLAAD award? Seriously. Can somebody start a petition to take away ALL their awards? Such a boneheaded move on the part of head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell shows such a profound lack of understanding of the most basic fundamentals of human sexuality as to be positively REPUBLICAN in its thinking. NOBODY switches their sexual orientation because they’re having a bad day. NOBODY. If ANYTHING, Will would go to the local gay bar, get drunk, and pick up some hot dude… then beat himself up over it for six months. But no. Instead, he falls into bed with GABI. We all remember when they were dating (back when Will was trying to be straight) and he could barely touch her. But now, out of the blue they have hot ex-sex. HUH? And we all know where this is going: Gabi gets pregnant. OF COURSE. And Will will have to give up Sonny and marry her and it’s going to be like Jodie on SOAP all over again because even though it’s almost forty years later NOTHING HAS CHANGED ON TV. Nobody is willing to write believable stories for gay characters. FOR SHAME!
Eric plays Trey, the secret lovechild of fashion editor Kate Howard and her gangster rapist Joe Scully. Of course Kate left Trey in a drawer after he was born and then took on another personality – as you do – so she only JUST remembered him, and thinks he’s dead, which could be sort of interesting down the line when she discovers he’s alive and dating her boyfriend’s daughter. In the meantime, he’s sort of a little bitch, but he takes his shirt off once in a while, so I’m hooked. (via Groopi)