It's a Days of Our Lives sibling-reunion...on crack on As The World Turns as the character Julie Pinson (ex-Billie, Days) will be playing, Janet "Juicy" Ciccone- turns out to be an ex-flame of Brad Synder, played by the suddenly hysterical Austin Peck. Did I mention, Brad and Juicy supposedly have a teenage daughter named Liberty who pops up in Oakdale next week before the post wedding glow has even left our spunky best gal Katie's face?
I know I griped about Pinson not joining the show as a recast for Molly Conlin, but right now I am seriously okay with whatever TPTB choose to do with this character and storyline, since Brad and Katie's storyline is one of the best romantic comedies on television right now. Sigh, isn't it nice to actually trust the writers and producers of a soap to entertain you without having to bitch, boycott or jump into a water fountain and baptize yourself the Slut of the Internet? Don't act like I'm the only one whose done it!
With his wife Julie Pinson (ex-Billie, Days of Our Lives/ex-Eve, Port Charles/ex-Shiloh, Young and the Restless) heading East to assume the role of Janet Ciccone on As the World Turns, industry observers can't help but wonder if and when Billy Warlock (ex-Frankie, Days/ex-AJ, General Hospital/ex-Ben, Y&R) will pop up on one of the New York-based sudsers. Any of the four Gotham-based soaps (All My Children, One Life To Live, ATWT or Guiding Light) would definitely benefit from an actor of Warlock's caliber, so this Wishful Casting session is dedicated to helping daytime's answer to Michael J. Fox land a new gig.
A Chandler Homecoming on All My Children?
Ricky Paull Goldin is soon to make his first appearance as the youngest Martin son Jake, so that All My Children clan seems to be in good shape, meanwhile the Chandlers could definitely use some fleshing out. Why not bring Warlock on as Stuart Chandler's long missing adopted son Scott? READ MORE
On today's show Mike, Jay and Luke discuss Days of Our Lives rumors including the possible arrivals of Alexa Havins and Roscoe Born. Jay's thoughts on Tamara Braun's Ava and what is going on between Max and Nick?
As always, the topic of Gloria vs. Genoa City is a hot topic and we're wondering who TPTB might pair Felicia up with. Could it be Brad or Nick or do Jamey and Mike have other possibilities in mind?
As the World Turns' is selling off the Snyder farm but we're more worried about where the Walsh mansion and Lily's mansion are. Could this be a blatant plot point to bring Mike back into the picture? Julie Pinson joins As the World Turns but it doesn't look like it will be as Molly and we're a bit bummed.
The Bold and Beautiful's Susan Flannery finds herself smack dab in the middle of an AFTRA/SAG battle over the potential Actors Strike and our predictions of what is going to happen in the fast developing Pheobe/Rick/Taylor triangle. Also, why is it that almost every character on the show is acting as if they are in heat?
It's been a few weeks and Guiding Light's new filming format is beginning to reveal the flaws in the system. We love the out door scenes but the indoor scenes need some improvement. Gus bit the dust in a motorcycle accident and we discuss Olivia receiving his heart and much, much more.
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Okay can we here at Daytime Confidential call 'em or WHAT? Hot on the heels of the announcement that Noelle Beck, one of our early picks for a Lily recast on As The World Turns, was in fact assuming the role, comes word a SECOND pick on our list, Days Of Our Lives alum Julie Pinson, is joining the Proctor and Gamble sudser as "Janet"! Thanks MarkDutchViewer for the tip!
Wishful Casting Update: Could "Janet" just be a smoke screen for Carly's cousin Molly Conlin? Daytime Confidential's BFF Nelson Branco reported a few weeks back in his column for TV Guide Canada The Suds Report, that Leslie Kay (ex-Molly, ATWT/Felicia, B&B/T&R) had been in talks to resume her old role, but ATWT decided not to bring her back. I think Pinson would make the PERFECT Molly and take some of the the pressure off Noelle Beck as the new Lily.
Soap Opera Weekly Online Update: SOW's Online site is reporting that Pinson's character Janet has a last name, "Ciccone" and that the part is recurring. Sigh. What is it with As The World Turns getting brilliant actresses (Robin Mattson anyone?) and wasting them in recurring roles? Pinson would be the perfect choice to recreate Molly Conlin! Oh well, maybe with the last name Ciccone she'll be related to Madonna instead of Carly?
Alrighty, I couldn't in good conscience go past posting some screencaps from today's Days Of Our Lives episode... from cheesy goodness to a veteran favorite farewell... let's start with some cheesy goodness!
(someone please caption this - to me he looks a bit like the Fonz.. ehhh!)
Anyone else suspicious that we be heading towards another Roman/Kate pairing? If they can also involve Tony and Anna in this, I'm all for it. They should have made more of that s/l potential way back in the summer storylines when Anna and Kate were first introduced in the Brady Pub.
The Kiriakis Intimidation technique working nicely here
(I wanna be related to Victor please)
And then a farewell to Billie Reed (sob)
Bye Julie, we'll miss you!