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  1. The Captain of Captain & Tenille has passed away.  He was the same age as Bob Einstein and Gene Okerlund.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/daryl-dragon-captain-tennille-dead-76-n954036

  2. Getting a bad vibe on this board today, for some reason.

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    2. Faulkner

      Faulkner

      Hmmm. Does it involve someone with an avatar of a woman with badly botched plastic surgery?

    3. DramatistDreamer
    4. Vee

      Vee

      I see it too. We can't allow him back, @Errol.

  3. At least there are no notifications from people on the Ignore list.  I can't see them quoting me unless I venture into the actual thread as I've just discovered.

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    2. Vee

      Vee

      He tried to send me a slew of PMs explaining how I should post. I tried to patiently explain the reason his attempts at condescending to the entire board and passing incorrect info on the soaps have alienated everyone. He apparently has a long history of this elsewhere and ragequits the forums each time.

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Are you serious??  He tried to tell you how you should post??! Hot A*s*s Mess!  

    4. Vee

      Vee

      It's all he ever does to people on SON since his arrival not long ago, so I wasn't surprised lol. From what I've heard it's his M.O. anywhere. That and passing along wildly incorrect info (like when he claimed the Bells still have some control at Y&R, and when he said HWs have to get their plans past the creative consultants).

  4. So is it true that Sony is surveying people to find out what they think of a cooking show?

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    2. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      It crossed my mind that it could be Y&R. Days just seemed more likely because they've been on the block for so long. I wouldn't be truly surprised by any soap cancellation at this point.

    3. Errol
    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Interesting article/concept. I don't know what specific questions/feedback were but it wouldn't surprise me if some type of food show were created to promote this on some platform.

  5. Another Twitter death hoax. This time involving the offspring of an actress who once did soaps, Maggie Baird who played Dr. Taylor Baldwin on As The World Turns, but apparently had made appearances on Another World and Days of Our Lives.  Why do people do this?  It's sick.

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      I agree.  The internet has made me see that I just don't understand people.

  6. Why am I seeing posts by people that I've put on Ignore previously?

  7. So what's the best way to embed You Tube videos this time?  The old methods no longer seem to work, at the moment.

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      :lol: :lol: I will probably wait too because I don't like just posting the link without at least a thumbnail image and I'd prefer the entire video being accessible within the post.

    3. Soapsuds

      Soapsuds

      Hmmm....still working for me...let me see.....

       

       

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Thanks @Soapsuds Maybe it's been fixed since I last tried.  I'll try a little later.

  8. Nikki Minaj needs to ask herself if she's got a Fast Car...fast enough that she can dodge that oncoming lawsuit.

  9. Did we all forget to mark the 88th anniversary of the Soap Opera?  It happened yesterday according to WLS.

     

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      Soaps were so important to people back then, helping millions with the pain and toil of an uncertain life. I wish that people in the industry knew even today soaps could have that power. We need them more than ever. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Yes, me too. 

      Even when the genre was at its height, the execs behind the production companies did little to promote the art of the daytime drama, other than as a cash cow.  

      The people in the industry have been actively diminishing their own product for about a good twenty years now.  

  10. Did Judy Garland really curse out Grace Kelly for "stealing" what Garland thought was her Oscar from for A Star Is Born

    1. Khan

      Khan

      I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

    2. BetterForgotten

      BetterForgotten

      Judy wasn't even at the Oscar's that night (she was in the hospital giving birth to her son), but she was a raging alcoholic (not to mention her pill addiction) at the time so it wouldn't be a surprise. By all accounts, it was Judy's increasingly difficult reputation in Hollywood that cost her that Oscar - most critics seem to agree she deserved it over Kelly, but Kelly was America's sweetheart and the ideal American beauty at the time, so she was a safer choice than Judy. 

       

      Poor Judy was eaten and spit out by the industry that made her and also broke her. 

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      This is what I mean by awards and awards shows being a flawed measure of greatness (see: Greatest Soap thread remarks) but folks keep going on and on about how awards are some objective metric of quality.  They're not, they're totally subjective and biased, just like much of how we evaluate art.

      Thanks for proving my point @BetterForgotten:wub:

  11. Watching this interview with Kathy Griffin and it has the frankness that you'd expect but it's provides a very informative play by play on recent events in her career.

     

    1. DaytimeFan

      DaytimeFan

      Loved this interview. The Breakfast Club did a great job and they clearly understood and liked her.

  12. Honestly, if any producer of daytime soaps had a lick of sense he/she would've rebooted a revamped Capitol at least two years ago!

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      As long as they avoided the usual broadcast network suspects, the show would stand half a chance. 

      Politics are the new soap opera and have been for at least two years now.

    3. DRW50

      DRW50

      I think this would be a great idea for something like OWN. The main networks wouldn't have the guts. 

    4. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      Good point. Politics is full of drama as it is so the writers would have little trouble coming up with scripts.

  13. Help: Is there a way to ensure AutoPlay is off when embedding a video into thread posts?  Sometimes when I embed a video, the video plays on a loop and I haven't been able to stop it from playing over and over.

    Can someone help? Is there something in the Source code that can help?  

    Halp! Please.:unsure:

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    2. DramatistDreamer
    3. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      Awwwww :( 

      There has to be some tekkies in here with some input.

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      At this point, I feel like it's Streamable's fault.  I did a quick check online and I'm seeing that all videos that used Streamable software play on a loop! 

       

      It's a shame because Streamable was so easy to use, but I unless someone from the company gets back to me with instructions on how to make sure the video doesn't keep looping, I'll have to find another free software to use (preferably one that I don't have to download and take up space on my computer).

       

      This is becoming too complicated just to post/embed some clips.

  14. Sally Field is relieved that her forthcoming memoir won't be read by Burt Reynolds.

    Sally Field Talks About Her Life ‘In Pieces’

  15. R.I.P. to the Village Voice. I have memories!

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      The first time I ever heard of it was when I used to watch The Gossip Show (I loved that show) on E, and Michael Musto was on there every week with his catty tidbits. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      TVV had some of the most insightful articles on NYC politics and culture, especially when it intersected events on the national stage.  The paper had a broad scope, while being very much rooted in NYC culture and politics as a local paper (that is, until corporate owners began to strip the paper for parts).  

      The strange thing is that the paper almost had a dual identity.

      Being a periodical that could keep its reader engaged and well informed on every level-- I can remember reading high-quality investigative reporting, provocative pieces about art and culture and also looking for jobs and apartments in the classifieds. 

      But then there were those ads in the back- Ick! 

      Once you got beyond a certain section of the paper, it felt really embarrassing to be in possession of the paper in a public space. 

      I remember being on the subway, engrossed in the articles and then suddenly feeling self-conscious, wondering whose eyes were on me to see if I was going to look at those awful ads toward the back of the paper.

      The sad truth was, that The Village Voice was likely relying on those ads toward the back of their paper to fund their publication-- those unseemly ads were probably paying for much of the newspaper's operation, evident what resulted from the removal of those ads.

      Anyway, even those memories of sitting on the subway, wanting to dump the scandalous ads in the back makes me giggle a little now, in retrospect.

  16. Hawaii doesn't want LANE either.  Lane Lane go away!

  17. As Scott Bryce's Craig Montgomery once said to Finn Carter's Sierra Montgomery "[Honey] can we please get this guy outta our lives?!"  That's how I feel today.

  18. A movie that Kevin Spacey co-starred in made $126 at the Box Office.  Not 126 million dollars, 126 Dollars!  

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    2. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      I'm sure they got paid, but it must be disappointing for them that all their work on this film has more or less been in vain because of Spacey's behaviour. Something they had no control over.

    3. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      Not arguing with you at all, but I can't imagine anyone involved has not moved on since making this movie. Ecpectations should have been non existent. 

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm wondering whether his castmates and crew would rather everyone forget they made this movie and are eager to move on.  It went to VOD first, never a sign of confidence.

       

      Also, the movie was made two years ago, why didn't they release it a year and a half ago at least?  Perhaps they never believed the movie to be worthwhile to begin with?

  19. Wow, the login page for this site looks a mess right now.

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    2. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      I still get a wonky first page and it says "A configuration or server error has occurred"

    3. Taoboi

      Taoboi

      That's what I was getting. It seems fixed on my phone now so hopefully...

    4. DramatistDreamer
  20. Honestly, though, what a cute kid!

     

  21. Y&Rs 'Hilary' death scenes aired today, CBS stock plunges today.  Karma?

  22. Did anyone see the fan film that Nathan Fillion just starred in?  I'm not a part of that whole fanboy/fangurl comic book culture but the fact that this was essentially generated from outside of the studio system, honestly, tickled me. 

    Would Fillion like to produce a similar effort with a few defunct daytime dramas? ;)

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      You know what? I think I vaguely heard something about it some time ago and I never checked on it again but this sounds familiar.

    3. Wendy

      Wendy

      He does. About a guy who becomes a cop at 40, called "The Rookie". It airs on Tuesdays this fall on ABC.

    4. Taoboi

      Taoboi

      And they are busy putting his image on the side of Petco Park here as I type for this year's San Diego Comic Con. ;)

       

       

  23. Television executive once called the sitcom Friends a soap opera and he wasn't being sarcastic or facetious. He meant it as a compliment when he described Friends as a "brilliant, twenty-something soap opera...and it was funny!" 

    Too bad other the production companies that produce the daytime soaps don't seem to see it this way.

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    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      It's fitting as many of the same criticisms I've heard of it also tend to be criticisms of soaps.

    3. BetterForgotten

      BetterForgotten

      Friends was over-hyped [!@#$%^&*] - fitting it came about in the mid-90's when soaps were starting to deteriorate at a rapid pace. 

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Of course Friends was overhyped and overrated as hell but at least NBC knew they had a hit and promoted it as such.  I've read articles from soap actors claiming to beg for better promotion and the production and network executives dismissed them without so much as listening to prospective ideas.

      And daytime dramas (in their heydays) came into people's homes on an almost daily basis and had even more opportunities to leverage their popularity to affect change but chose not to.   And to a certain extent, this includes the performers.

       

  24. Question: Where is Sharon Brown from Generations these days?   A quick search uncovered this photo from 2015 (she looks great!).

    So she's married to Billy Blanks Jr.?  Maybe a reunion with her previous co-star Kristoff St. John is due!

    fun-girl-and-husband-duo-pic.jpg

    1. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      She's also a pretty good singer and does a nice "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls.

       

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Oh yeah, I remember her singing abilities.  I'll always remember that episode of A Different World where her character scoops Whitley and Jaleesa for that spot as one of Gladys Knight's backup singers when she blows the competition out of the water once she starts to sing.:lol:  Brown also displayed nifty comedic timing in that episode.

       

      I wonder whether she's still acting (non-musical). Sally Sussman should've reached out to her duing Sussman's HW stint on Y&R. Neil Winters could've used a love interest after Leslie got married off!

       

      Thanks for posting @ReddFoxx.

       

    3. Khan

      Khan

      I'll never forget her as Michael's paraplegic c.b. radio friend on "Good Times," or as young Louise on "The Jeffersons."

  25. R.I.P. Kate Spade

    This particular tweet grabbed my attention, for obvious reasons.

     

     

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    2. dragonflies

      dragonflies

      So very sad :( She's David Spade's sister in law?

    3. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      Yeah, I never made the connection but he looks just like his brother. 

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I didn't know that either @dragonflies.

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