Forgive me for my righteous indignation but the mere thought of Melanie (Molly Burnett) donating anything, as Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) suggested getting tested for today, to Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow), whether it be an organ, blood or a bad cold is like hearing someone scratch a chalkboard but visually.
Sure, pairing a newbie like Molly Burnett with an Emmy winning veteran like Suzanne Rogers and then having Melanie donate anything to Kate is a tried and true soap formula. In fact it's pretty darn dear close to what All My Children did with Babe but in a different type of storyline. Problem is, Molly Burnett doesn't have an ounce of the personal appeal, charisma or talent that Alexa Havins did, which allowed the viewer to hate the character but like and/or respect the actress.
The character of Melanie is quite literally becoming the character that ate Salem alive. Truth be told she should be called The Salem Slayer because that's what she's doing, slashing, hatcheting and stabbing her way through every storyline and scene with a bloody gusto unmatched by even the Saw movie franchise. READ MORE
The Associated Press (AP), has picked up on All My Children and One Life to Live's, creator-turned-consultant Agnes Nixon's confirmation of her pay cut, as well as those of AMC actors, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Ray MacDonnell.
According to the AP, an ABC spokesperson states that the network will,
carefully and responsibly managing our costs, which include some production cuts, but in ways the audience will not see on screen.
Like most Days of Our Lives fans, I'm still reeling from the news that we are losing Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (Marlena and John), however the news that my all-time favorite soap opera supercouple Beauregard "Bo" Brady and Hope Williams Brady (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso) will be sticking around gives me well, hope.
Since Dena Higley can't be bothered to watch the current air shows she gets paid an obscene amount of money to write—who could blame her? They're dreadful— I figured she just might be able to squeeze in a few of these clips— in between blog posts of course— to see why this couple is so iconic and magical to millions of soap fans. READ MORE
John and his "Doc" may be on their way out of Salem, but Days of Our Lives fans—those who plan to keep watching post Corday's 2008 Thanksgiving Massacre— still have their Fancy Face aka Hope Williams Brady (Kristian Alfonso) and her dutiful beau Bo Brady (Peter Reckell), for now at least. My favorite soap heroine shares with Carolyn Hinsey her reaction to the firings of long time costars Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall.
"Everyone was aghast when we heard about Dee and Drake," she says. "Drake came up to me the other day and said, 'It's been so great working with you.' I said, 'Don't you dare say goodbye to me.' I felt tears starting to well."
Alfonso also reveals how she has gotten her entrepreneur on by taking her jewelry line, Hope, Faith, Miracles, to the next level. Check out this Must Read for fans Alfonso here.
Since news of Days of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday's unheard of move to fire his soap's two top stars first broke online, the big question has been, were Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn offered the opportunity to take a pay cut? According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Weekly, they weren't.
Setsiders report the veteran stars, both of whom command big salaries, were informed they were being written off the show sans negotiation."