DC #733: Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris Dish Dan Fogelberg Musical, Film Projects and General HospitalBy Daytime Confidential on August 30, 2013
The whimsical, haunting lyrics of late singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg have been "part of the plan" for legions of "DanFans" since the 1970's. Now, two amazingly-talented people are working to bring Part of the Plan: A New American Musical to the Broadway stage. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris to talk about their new passion project.
Atkinson, a prolific indie filmmaker, shares what inspired her to embark on bringing a jukebox musical, set to Fogelberg's music, to the stage. She also reveals what lead her to partner with veteran daytime and primetime drama scribe Karen Harris (The Incredible Hulk, Night Rider, General Hospital, All My Children, Port Charles) on the project. Speaking of daytime, Harris reveals she's running for the board of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) again and dishes her thoughts on the genre's resurgence. She also talks about her new gig as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University.
A major supporter of the "Scrubs" pairing when she wrote for GH, Harris also shares her thoughts on Kimberly McCullough's upcoming return as Dr. Robin Scorpio and weighs in on news of Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms' marriage and baby news. All this and much more in this fun, inspiring podcast.
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On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Character Redemptions. These are the soap characters who have been to hell and back before being redeamed for their actions.
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On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Character Assassinations in soaps. The DC gang has so many characters to choose from, whether on past soaps or on current series.
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On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Eileen Davidson has decided to leave Days of Our Lives to spend time with her family. Should Davidson return to The Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott ,or should she wait until it’s in better shape? If Davidson does return to Y&R,should she demand to see a full-fledged storyline projection first, so she doesn’t end up like Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden?
Who will fill Kristen’s bad girl stilettos when Davidson splits Salem? Teresa continues to drive Jennifer crazy on Days of Our Lives.
Luke wouldn’t mind having a Time Warner Cable blackout, if it means not having to watch last week’s painful The Young and the Restless. Adam was accused of rape by Lucky Charms. Does anyone care about Neil’s mystery? Chelsea gives birth. Why is Abby in such lame corporate storylines? No one wants to see the character of Carmine destroyed. Sharon has her eye on ex-hubby Nick.
William deVry is Julian Jerome on General Hospital. Is deVry age-appropriate for the role? Julian has connections all over the canvas, from Sam to the much missed Lucas. Is Ava a mob assassin? Holly and Luke hold up a bank. READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Sharon Newman has been gutted and Phyllis is drooling in a hospital bed. Why does what is happening to Michelle Stafford remind us of what happened to Genie Francis on General Hospital under Jill Farren Phelps?
Melodie goes off on Carmine’s twisted spiral and the kidnapping of Lauren. Is Steve Burton the star of The Young and the Restless? Dylan is getting more screen time, bigger sets and his own love songs, while Y&R vets are withering on the vine. The DC gang unleashes the dragons on the state of The Young and the Restless.
Adrienne caused chaos in Salem, when she turned in the video of Sami attacking Detective Bernardi. EJ threatened Adrienne. Justin warned EJ and Sami about revenge Greek-style. Brady fell for Kristen yet again. Kristian Alfonso re-inked with Days of Our Lives.
Jillian isn’t happy that Alice switched her vote and helped AJ beat Tracy. FrankenTodd underwent surgery. Is Emma Samms returning to General Hospital? Jack Wagner claimed his tweets were approved by God. Michael tried to get Brad to spill the truth about Britch’s baby. Does Roger Howarth need to be put on the backburner? READ MORE
He's b-a-a-a-a-c-k! The Young and the Restless fave Christian LeBlanc returns to the Daytime Confidential podcast. Find out how LeBlanc really feels about his alter ego, Genoa City legal eagle Michael Baldwin, being cheated on by Lauren Fenmore.
How did LeBlanc and long-time leading lady Tracey Bregman approach going from playing a happy, soap couple to bitter, estranged spouses? You'll have to download the interview to find out!
The actor also reveals his thoughts about on-screen interloper Carmine Basco and his sexy portrayer Marco Dapper, not to mention young adult phenom Max Ehrich, who plays the Baldwin's tormented son Fenmore. Always one to give back, LeBlanc dishes about his latest charity events, "Dining Out For Life" in New Orleans this Thursday, July 18, in support of the No AIDS Task Force and "Kate Linder's Tea With Friends" to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which will be held on July 20 in Vancouver.