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  1. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Amber Tamblyn has continued with an op-ed piece in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/opinion/sunday/amber-tamblyn-james-woods.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
  2. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Wow, Amber Tamblyn (GH) had a lot to say to and about James Woods: https://www.facebook.com/officialambertamblyn/photos/a.448610989953.233351.175297439953/10155776515804954/?type=3
  3. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Over the years, between acting, directing, producing, voiceovers, hosting and, of course, all things Trek related, I imagine he's got a pretty nice nest egg. They seem like they live comparatively modestly, actually. I wonder if they kept their house in Maine. She had a store there.
  4. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Genie Francis and hubby Jonathan Frakes have some gorgeous new digs: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-jonathan-frakes-woodland-hills-20170912-story.html
  5. Ryan's Hope Discussion Thread

    I think, also, it spoke to Jillian's own fears of, perhaps, losing her independence. As much as she proclaimed her devotion to Frank, even while getting involved with other men, her telling those men about loving Frank...it all gave her an out. She didn't have to commit to any one man 100%. Frank was unavailable, marriage-wise, for a long time but she still had him, more or less. Seneca was willing to be devoted to her but she drew up a "marriage contract" making sure he never forgot he wasn't her great love and what that may have implied for the future. Then, as soon as Frank is 100% available, she sabotages things by being with Ken, all the while telling Ken, like Seneca, he's not her grand love...in fact, totally compartmentalizing the two relationships. At least, when she was with Seneca, she and Frank were on the outs and she thought her baby was Seneca's. She felt she needed Seneca even if she didn't like that fact very much. I remember catching the show when I could during its original run (in between school) and really liking Jill. I thought she was smart, professional, beautiful, kind of bohemian. I thought she was stronger than most female soap characters were portrayed at that time, without be the "bad girl" or villain. I guess I still thought that watching again much later...even though I got really sick of hearing Frank this, Frank that, Frank, Frank, Frank coming out of her so much.
  6. Battle of the Network Stars: Discussion Thread

    At 86 and overweight, and having seen Shatner travel Asia last year (on "Better Late Than Never") and just completed filming another traveling adventure, the guy's still got some stamina. He could probably take a few of these folks on.
  7. Didn't know quite where to ask this but I seem to have reached my quota size of attachments. It tells me to "manage attachments to free up space." I would like to delete some photos I used in older posts. I noticed just deleting the images from the posts they were in doesn't do it. I can still see them on the My Attachments page. What I don't see is a delete button next to any of them. I'm using Chrome if that matters.
  8. Another classic tv star gone, most familiar as Oscar in The Six Million Dollar Man & The Bionic Woman series. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/richard-anderson-dead-six-million-855240
  9. Battle of the Network Stars: Discussion Thread

    I watched the Sci/Fantasy vs Cops episode to see Lou Ferrigno smoke the competition again in the Tug of War, which he did. But, overall, the episode was kind of disappointing. They modified the rules of two of the games because the 2 "cop" women didn't want to swim so that was all male. And the scifi team had Ferrigno and Sorbo with bad knees so the teams ran as 3 rather than 4. With such small teams, it's pretty noticeable when certain people compete (or whine) more than others. In this episode, especially, there seemed fewer people choosing to do the more physical events. Lou purposely lost the dunk tank game because the girl who was afraid of heights and didn't want to swim was terrified to be dropped. And having now seen Adrian Zmed, I actually think William Shatner could take him. I get that, in wanting to capitalize on the nostalgia factor with the older folks, they are sacrificing some level of athleticism and competition. But when you have the younger people whining about what they can't or don't want to do, you're like, wth did they come on the show for...money?
  10. GH- Forgot Brenda & Robin. They treated each other like sisters. (At least they did back in the day...haven't watched in ages so don't know if that still holds/held true.) I guess the same could be said for Brenda & Lois. I always thought that one of Brenda's better qualities was that she was a pretty loyal friend.
  11. GH - Anna & Felicia had a nice friendship in the 80s. Course, this was the era of the adventure and intrigue storylines so they (Anna, Felicia, Robert & Frisco) were like a crime-fighting team. Not your average friendship but still enjoyable to watch.
  12. AMC Tribute Thread

    I remember at the time wishing that Jenny & Jesse had been more than best friends. But I knew the show was never going to take them there.
  13. Licensed music and daytime soap operas

    The couples, especially, Luke & Laura, had their "theme songs." L & L had several, actually, together and individually. They also had "Fascination", which they danced to in Wyndham's and at their wedding. When Laura went missing, presumed dead, it was "Think of Laura." When Luke & Holly met, theirs was "Baby, Come To Me." Robert & Anna in flashbacks had "All In Love Is Fair." And Jack Wagner sang a couple of songs on the show, "All I Need" and "Lady of My Heart", which then hit the charts in real life.
  14. Ryan's Hope Discussion Thread

    The Soapnet run would recycle at the very beginning of the Egyptian storyline.
  15. Ryan's Hope Discussion Thread

    I think it's like DeliaIrisFan said. RH was trying to emulate what the other ABC soaps were doing successfully, as well as copying movies (Jaws with Joe & Siobhan, King Kong with Delia). That period of 1979 through the mid-1980s saw the ascendancy in popularity of GH, mainly due to the story of Luke & Laura and them running away from the mob. AMC had the youth storylines featuring Jenny, Jesse, Tad, etc. OLTL had the Buchanan cowboys. This was also the time of Dallas & Dynasty, so there'll eventually be more wealthy people showing up on RH, which kind of took the focus away from the Ryans, not mention the creation of the Crystal Palace...somewhere else for the characters to go than Ryan's Bar. There's even an Egyptian queen storyline coming up later which, I imagine, was influenced by the King Tut exhibit and fascination in the late 70s. I think they were in an unenviable position. The other soaps seemed to have found their sizzle. If RH stayed too close to its original style, maybe they would bore the audience by comparison. If they strayed from it, they risked alienating them.