Nancy Lee Grahn
Now that most of Garin Wolf’s storylines have wrapped or are evolving into something new, GH no longer feels like it's jumping from one thing to the next. We’re beginning to see umbrella storylines immerge. Before, I rarely watched General Hospital live. Now, thanks to storyline hooks, I’ve found myself watching it live more and more. With Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini firmly in place, it's time to infuse Port Charles with what made them so great in Llanview, their leading ladies.
At One Life to Live Carlivati excelled at driving storylines by capitalizing on the struggles, rivalries and love lives of its female characters. To me it was his biggest strength. Who didn’t enjoy his writing for Dorian (Robin Strasser) vs. Viki (Erika Slezak)? Blair (Kassie DePaiva) and Tea’s (Florencia Lozano) frenemy status was often more enjoyable to watch than in their opposite sex romantic pairings. Natalie (Melissa Archer) took on any woman in her path, even her sister. We may have called Jessica (Bree Williamson) “Messica" on the podcast, but even the men in that crazy character’s life revolved around her, not the other way around.
The men of General Hospital have led the pack for years. It's time for the ladies to take the lead and let Carlivati play up one of his strengths. READ MORE
Outspoken daytime thespian Peter Bergman doesn't mince words when talking about the most recent Daytime Emmy telecasts. The award-winning The Young and the Restless actor spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan regarding his take on the future of the telecast and its most recent incarnations:
It was a vulgar, Vegas nightmare. The awards need to return to what they were years ago, a private, elegant event.
Ouch! Meanwhile fans and actors alike are asking the question: Will the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards even be aired this year? Given the huge reform the pre-nominations recently underwent, it would be a shame if we didn't get to see our faves take home the gold this year!
Nancy Lee Grahn’s Alexis Davis is embarking on a menopause storyline on General Hospital. In an interview with TV Guide, Grahn discusses the new twist in Alexis’ life, whether-or-not Frank Valentini likes the Jill Farren Phelps approved storyline and her penchant for speaking out on Twitter.
TV Guide Magazine: You've blasted everyone from Vera Wang, because she's a soap snob who wouldn't make her dresses available to GH, to that poor girl who beat out Lexi Ainsworth for the Daytime Emmy last year.
Grahn: I was pissed! I saw those Emmy tapes. There was no contest. That award was Lexi's. It was like they were asking, "Who's prettier, Angelina Jolie or Phyllis Diller?" And then they opened the envelope and the winner was Phyllis Diller! Don't me wrong, I love Phyllis Diller. But, c'mon, let's be real here! And my Vera Wang rant was very well deserved. It reached 100,000 people. How else is someone like me going to reach that many? I'm not on magazine covers. I have no voice. Twitter is a place for me to say what I think and get some response back. [Laughs] It's a place for me to vent about the Kardashians. And I have very funny and intelligent people responding to me, so it's like an ongoing dialogue, a conversation. READ MORE
The ladies of The Talk and The View better take cover. Soap veteran Nancy Lee Grahn, along with comics Mo Gaffney and Morgan Walsh, are gearing up for Back Talk. It is a brand new web series for The Upright Citizens Brigade's online comedy channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will take aim at the backstage shenanigans on chatfests like The Talk and The View. Gaffney stated:
It’s everything you’ve always wanted to see behind the scenes at a women’s talk show … except the topless parts.
Back Talk begins shooting in March and is slated to debut in May on UCBcomedy.com.
Is Alexis Davis about to become the wittiest, most neurotic Mee Maw ever? The character's portrayer Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted she's hearing Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) is with child on General Hospital.
"I hear that Sam is Preggers. I guess me and Danny Devito (explains Sam's height) are gonna be Grandparents. Oh joy!" And "I hear the baby will look exactly like @1steveburton but have Franco's career."
Outspoken soap diva Nancy Lee Grahn set the Twitter world ablaze last night, by disclosing some shocking claims about former General Hospital scribe Bob Guza. Grahn told fans the reason the Alexis and Sonny (Maurice Benard) pairing was split up was due to Guza. According to Grahn:
The actress also stated: READ MORE