On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC/PC gang return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on Sirius XM. During the laugh filled chat the gang discusses the recent renewals of The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. Jamey comments on Ken Corday’s handling of Days of our Lives and Julie Hanan Carruthers’ management of All My Children. Larry asks about the death of All My Children’s Zach Slater and comments on Alicia Minshew’s performance as Kendall. When a listener calls in, the group dives into the state of General Hospital. Of course, they had to discuss Sonny and Brenda’s reunion.
In the second hour the crew weighs in on Miley Cyrus’ recent bong incident. Is Miley doing this on purpose to change her image? Jamey sings the song he believes Taylor Swift will croon after she breaks up with Jake Gyllenhaal. Does Denzel Washington still have it? Larry doesn’t think so. Could Denzel save the black family drama from Tyler Perry? They also discuss the latest movies in theatres. Larry calls Luke and Jamey out for their Blair vs. Serena Gossip Girl argument. Jamey and Larry debate the merits of Robin Wright. Tori Spelling's “wonky titty” become a hot topic as Larry tries to get Luke to say “titty.” Larry dashes Jamey’s dreams of seeing Katy Perry perform live. With the holiday season is upon us, Larry asks what the DC/PC gang is looking forward to this season. READ MORE
Daytime Confidential/Pop Confidential’s Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan returned to Sirius XM's The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick Friday, November 5 for two hours of daytime and pop culture dissection with Flick and his partner-in-snark Keith Price.
In the wild first hour, Larry let loose with several comments about General Hospital’s Elizabeth Webber that had Jamey, Luke and Regan howling in defense of their sacred heroine, as DC's lone JaSam fan Jillian cheered. The return of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo as Brenda Barrett was also discussed. Does the veteran Billboard writer and radio personality feel the story is limping along like the DC'ers?
The discussion shifted to One Life to Live, the show Larry previously said should be canceled the last time the gang appeared. Has the return of soap superstar Kim Zimmer as Countess Echo di Savoy helped change that opinion? What about All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives? Don't worry, they all get plenty of raunchy, hilarious service!
During the second hour, Larry dives into Pop Confidential territory, taking Luke to task over his dislike of country's current teen queen Taylor Swift. Then, pop culture meets politics as Larry and Keith weigh in on the recent Pop Confidential podcast debate over former President George W. Bush saying Kanye West’ claiming Bush hated black people was the low point of his presidency. If you thought this crew was crazy by themselves, just wait 'til you hear Out Q's most outrageous duo added to the mix! READ MORE
DC EXCLUSIVE: Former ABC Soap Scribe-Turned-YA Novelist Francine Pascal Dishes Sweet Valley Confidential and Diablo Cody's Big Screen Version of SVH!By Jamey Giddens on September 09, 2010
One of the coolest perks to being a blogger is that it sometimes allows you the opportunity to chat with some of your childhood, pop culture idols. Recently I had the chance to do just that when I interviewed Francine Pascal, the prolific creator of the Sweet Valley series of novels, featuring Southern California's most soaptastic identical twins ever—Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield.
Pascal, who along with her late husband John, got their start writing for the ABC Daytime soap opera The Young Marrieds, and initially pitched Sweet Valley High as a daytime sudser, talks about her upcoming adult novel Sweet Valley Confidential, which will revisit the saga of Jess, Liz, their friends, lovers and frenemies, 10 years after they graduated from high school. Is Pascal worried fans of her original YA series will have a hard time adjusting to Liz and Jess now talking about and having orgasms? Not even!
Speaking of YA readers, one of the most successful authors of all time weighs in on the current phenomenon of novels aimed at teens and tweens basically kepping the publishing industry stable. She also dishes about her role as a creative consultant for the 2012 big screen adaptation of Sweet Valley High, which is being written by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody. The next few years will be the back-to-back Years of Sweet Valley and this fanboy couldn't be happier.Daytime Confidential: The Sweet Valley Universe is making quite the comeback! Diablo Cody is penning a big screen version of Sweet Valley High, and in March 2011, your long-anticipated novel Sweet Valley Confidential, which picks up with the lives of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield 10 years after they graduated from high school, will be released. How did these new projects come about?
Francine Pascal: I had the idea for Sweet Valley Confidential a long time ago. Of course, delving back into the world of Sweet Valley all these years later was a long and at times, challenging endeavor. But the process was quite magnificent and I’m hoping the fans will approve! As for Diablo Cody’s movie version, it all just fell into place naturally and I couldn’t be more thrilled!