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  1. When you want to post a soap topic for discussion but you don't because you just know the trolls are going to want to post in the topic thread.

     

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm not sure if unsightly avatars and disagreeable posts on a public forum actually merits banishment though.  I don't engage with them. Yeah, it is kind of sad but it's a public forum, there's always going to be some drawbacks.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      It's the overall disruption and the fact that it's an existing known troll derailing discussion after discussion. I think that more than warrants. If it hadn't we wouldn't have been rid of J*NNY to begin with.

    4. AlexElizabeth

      AlexElizabeth

      Yep. Every thread I post in has been derailed by the one troll. If you don't agree with their crazy opinions (which most people don't), get ready for 5 pages of the thread being derailed.

  2. The Atlantic provides a deep-dive analysis of what likely happened to Malaysian flight MH370 and even though the conclusion made about the pilot was what I suspected from the beginning, it is nonetheless a chilling account.

     

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      It does seem very...brief, to say the least.  The one aspect that both men appear to agree on is that Malaysian authorities appear to have been less than forthcoming in the aftermath.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      It just seems emotion based and outraged. The rebuttal is weak.

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Yeah, I definitely sense some professional rivalry and defensiveness in that rebuttal post.  Even after reading the first piece, it did occur to me that it seems unlikely that we'll ever truly definitively know what went on in the mind of that pilot, we can only really surmise what could he have been thinking of.

  3. Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

  4. Doris Day recently celebrated her 97th Birthday.  R.I.P.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I first heard Doris Day's "Secret Love" in The Celluloid Closet, 25 years ago. Unless you were there, it's hard to really explain the emotional impact.  

       

    2. Khan

      Khan

      R.I.P. Ms. Day.

  5. Aww, Harry looked over the moon reporting on Meghan and their new baby boy's progress.🤰

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    2. marceline

      marceline

      Barack T'Challah Sussex has a nice ring to it.

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      :lol: @marceline.  Not for nothing though, I did find myself thinking about Barack as a name this morning.;)

    4. victoria foxton
  6. Now Peabo Bryson has been hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack. Today has been too much and I'm only half-way through the day. 

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    2. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      Hopefully he will recover. He's got a wife and child that he tweets about sometimes and seems quite happy.

    3. xtr

      xtr

      DramatistDreamer,

       

      Unfortunately, I do think that the story about Larry King is true. TMZ has often been right about things like that. I hope he ends up having a good recovery and will be okay. But that is definitely another scary situation. 

    4. Khan

      Khan

      It's bad enough that 2019 claimed James Ingram -- now it's coming after Peabo!

       

      I just hope Lionel Richie and Jeffrey Osborne are doing okay.

  7. Things are not looking good for John Singleton unfortunately.  EDT: See the update below.

     

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm wary of posting things before they're confirmed but from what I'm hearing, the prognosis is grim.

    3. Vee
    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Wow @Vee you're making me want to see this film all over again- it's been many years. Gentrification is happening in earnest in Oakland these days.

  8. This is just so bizarre.  Can't have nice things anymore, not even during Easter.

     

  9. Just sad for the people of Sri Lanka right now.

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      Me too. What a nightmare.

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      And there's just been a report of another explosion. :(

  10. Looks as if film director John Singleton suffered a mild stroke.  I think the silver lining in this is that because it was mild, he was able to check himself into the hospital because he was aware of the signs. 

  11. For years I've been saying that a revamped Capitol would not be out of place in today's political environment.  This definitely goes with the times.⬇️

     

    1. Khan

      Khan

      LOL!!

       

      But seriously, if not a CAPITOL reboot, then a new, political-themed soap certainly would be successful.

    2. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      Glad to see a soap meme coming out of this mess. Politics is a soap opera right now and the material for adaptation is almost endless.

  12. Hilarious and just the laugh I needed today!

     

  13. Video Soul with Donnie Simpson is getting a reboot!

  14. Half-Pint Ingalls spills such strong TEA on her Instagram account!:excl:

    1. dragonflies

      dragonflies

      I'm not seeing anything?

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      It's an older post (well, not that old, from a few weeks ago) that includes a picture of her an Bette Midler where she recounts her on again off again relationship with Rob Lowe.  Nothing really new but it's funny that she casually mentioned Rob's cheating with Princess Stephanie of Monaco which caused a temporary breakup before they got engaged.  They were at some event featuring Prince when Midler randomly asks her something like "So, Princess Stephanie...what the hell was that?" and Melissa Gilbert laughs and flashes her engagement ring.  What's hilarious to me is that she tagged Rob Lowe in addition to tagging Bette. :lol:

      Well, at least she's not gossiping behind his back.  And I guess after he tried to drag her in his first memoir, she's more than entitled to return the favor, lol.

  15. Am I the only one who didn't know that Jada Pinkett-Smith was named after her mother's favorite soap opera actress Jada Rowland? I'd love to see Ms. Rowland as a guest on Jada Pinkett-Smith's Red Table Talk series as I honestly don't know much about her (Ms. Rowland).

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I didn't know that either. Wow. I would love to see her interviewed. I have some old '70s interviews but that's about it.

      I wonder if anyone has told Jada Pinkett about the Doctors reruns with Jada currently airing.

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I wonder if they ever met.  From what I read Ms. Rowland is an artist, a painter.  I'm not a member of Facebook so unfortunately I can't post there.  Somebody should mention it though, lol.

    3. ~bl~

      ~bl~

      I only heard that recently. I doubt that Jada and Jada ever met, so it would be interesting. 

  16. Happy International Women's Day and OMG!

     

  17. I was Today Years Old when I found out that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' current girlfriend Lauren Sanchez' ex-husband is the brother of soap writer, Christopher Whitesell.  Apparently, Patrick Whitesell is one of the most powerful "figures" in Hollywood.  Draw you own conclusions as to Christopher Whitesell's viability in the industry and the reasons behind it.

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I don't think so.  It appears that Patrick Whitesell was only ever married to Lauren Sanchez (they have three kids) who now dates Jeff Bezos.  According to IMDB, Evans was married to a guy named Robert Eth before her current husband, an actor.

    3. YurSoakinginit

      YurSoakinginit

      Their other brother, television director John Whitesell, was EP of Another World and Search for Tomorrow in the mid-late 1980's. He also worked as a producer on Guiding Light and Texas.

       

      Their late brother Sean - an actor / writer himself, was married to Sanchez's former KTTV Fox 11 news colleague Maria Quiban, until his death in 2015.

       

      Chris and John's work in soaps / TV in general started before Patrick's career really took off.

    4. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      With the possible exception of his time under Marland, Chris Whitesell's work on ATWT was not good. 

  18. Nathaniel Taylor, best known as "Rollo" on Sanford & Son died on February 27th.

     

    1. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      My sister loved her some Rollo.  Fred couldn't stand him and it was hilarious!  

       

      RIP, soul man!  🙏

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      My grandmother used to watch Sanford and Son reruns every day. It had such a good cast. 

    3. All My Shadows

      All My Shadows

      RIP. The ensemble from Sanford and Son is so easily overlooked but they were great.

  19. Today is basically Misdemeanor and Felony Friday with all the people facing criminal charges today! I'm looking at you too, New England Patriots owner.:ph34r:

  20. This Black History Month has been trying my patience.  I think I'm going to need another month.

    1. Khan

      Khan

      Chances are, though, as soon as we get that second month, Congress will pass a bill to banish it from the yearly calendar.

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      In this day and age, I wouldn't put it past anyone to propose it.

  21. If you would've told me that Warner Wolf's actions would be one of the highlights of Black History Month so far this year, I would probably have said "Whaaat?!"

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Apparently, he had been pleading with the Homeowners Association to remove it and they kept telling him they'd look into it.  I can't blame him for wanting to tear it down.  Don't think I could live in a place that calls itself a Plantation.

    3. ajsp35801

      ajsp35801

      I was looking for a new house early last year. My white realtors asked me about "Kelly plantation" subdivision. I told them me and my daughter can't live on a plantation. They got quiet lol

    4. DramatistDreamer
  22. A lawsuit alleges that Jerry Seinfeld tried to sell a fake Porche? Sounds like an episode of Seinfeld, except it would be George Costanza or Kramer doing the selling.

  23. So, am I going to get daily e-mails saying "New Device Login" every time I log in using the Incognito option of my Chrome browser?  I've been logging in this way for years yet suddenly I'm getting daily messages about this.

    How do I stop the daily e-mails?

     

    1. AlexElizabeth

      AlexElizabeth

      I am too. I log in from my computer every day and get an email every single time.

    2. Khan

      Khan

      Same here.

  24. 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

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