HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital’s Tristan Rogers Speaks Out on MonaVie-Gate Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 51 Comments Daytime Confidential’s 2008 Male Performer of the Year, Tristan Rogers, has spoken out on his MySpace blog about this whole MonaVie situation. It’s one thing to sell a product to John Q. Public. There is nothing implicit in this arrangement other than the product is what it is and does nothing more or less than what it is advertised to do. It’s another thing all together to sell the same product to a group of people who look up to you, and perhaps worth ship the ground you walk on. When dealing with people at this level it is MOST important that you are not seen to be “selling” something. Rather, the product is presented in a sincere way and it is presented for what it is.Questions regarding this product must be answered in a way that do not infer the product could be something more than it appears to be." Click here to read the rest of what the General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift star has to say about MonaVie-Gate. 51 Responses season1217 March 11, 2009 Who the hell does he think is? Ingo Rademacher?:P Log in to Reply TV Gord March 11, 2009 This is all news to me. I Google MonaVie and found out a bit about it, but nothing I could find explains to me why Rogers is commenting on it. Pardon my being out of the loop, but I can’t find a connection. Can anyone help? I’ve only been a DC visitor for a couple of weeks, so if this has been discussed before, sorry for being a dunce. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake March 11, 2009 Well, Steve Burton and a few others on GH sell it, but I only know about SB, maybe someone knows more. I know he sells this at his fan events and has flyers printed up and passed out at the annual GH event. I remember seeing pictures of that. It’s a pyramid scheme and he’s gotten flac for it. I applaud Tristen for saying this, I think selling to your fans at a fan event is wrong. Especially if you saved up to go because buying a ticket to a fan event is expensive and most people can’t aqforsd to spend $40 on flavored water. Log in to Reply katclaws March 11, 2009 Isn’t it interesting that in the last issue of abcd SID they did a story how Steve’s involvement with MonaVie & a portion of proceeds will be used to support his charity work? I also heard rumors that Anne Sweeney was up in arms about the scene they did with Jason, Clawdia & Spinelli & the healing magic juice. Rumor was that Tropicana, a sponsor, was upset & pulling their ads & that “heads would roll” (oh please let it be Frons & Guzas) Again, take this with a grain of salt. I don’t think IR should be making any comments since he already has a sweet deal with GH for all the time he takes off. And TR, thankfully, always speaks his mind & doesn’t care who he might piss off. I think he was mostly looking at the legal implications. jmho Very interesting post, Jamey! And I love the Jackie Zeman interview as well. Great to hear from of the “original heart & soul” of GH! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 11, 2009 kat I am going to have to go look up that article. What percentage? Pre-tax or does it give Burton a tax benefit? It may not be that much going to charity when all is said and done Tons of folks at GH sell this and I guess I have mixed feelings about it. If it effects storyline – ie: the star of the show saying I want more scenes with Spin, Max, or Lizare to keep them front burner or if they are pushing it on fans at events ie: oh you bought a bottle, lets take a picture, then yeah I am a little uncomfortable with the idea of it. Log in to Reply OldGHFan March 11, 2009 Who cares about monavie! Emma Samms (Holly Scorpio) is coming back to GH and from the sound of Tristan’s twitter comments, it looks like he won’t be too far behind! Log in to Reply Tina March 11, 2009 Well, when you check out this site, http://monavieonthemove.com/fieldleaders.php you will see quite a few GH faces and names on there. They are among the top sellers and leaders in the Monavie pyramid. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Tons of folks at GH sell this and I guess I have mixed feelings about it. If it effects storyline – ie: the star of the show saying I want more scenes with Spin, Max, or Lizare to keep them front burner or if they are pushing it on fans at events ie: oh you bought a bottle, lets take a picture, then yeah I am a little uncomfortable with the idea of it. *** Droves of fans want the "star" in scenes with Spinelli and Elizabeth. It has nothing to do with MonaVie. Log in to Reply disillusioned GH fan March 11, 2009 The fact that ABC allows it’s employees to push a pyramid schemes and said products on it’s fans kind of shows their lack of professional standing. If I went to work and pushed this on clients, I’d get written up or fired! The whole MonaVie pyramid scheme is a total scam. I got cornered by these people on vacation once when they were having a convention… it’s a way to make a buck as long as you don’t have a moral conscience to peddle a useless product. (I guess that includes most of the product industry in and of itself-LOL!) Log in to Reply TV Gord March 11, 2009 Thanks for all the info, everyone! I can’t believe I never heard about this before. I agree with those who show up at a fan event to be hit with an unexpected infomercial. I’ve “been invited to dinner” twice in the past, only to learn that I was being “Amwayed”. No, thank you! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 11, 2009 Jamey thats why I said IF, I am not talking about what the droves of fans want (or DONT WANT) I am talking about how the Monavie pyramid scheme calls into question why certain actors may want a particular co-star or storyline…because it helps put monavie money in their pockets Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Jamey thats why I said IF, I am not talking about what the droves of fans want (or DONT WANT) I am talking about how the Monavie pyramid scheme calls into question why certain actors may want a particular co-star or storyline…because it helps put monavie money in their pockets *** I don’t think it calls that into question at all. I think the whole "Steve uses MonaVie to control story" is all based in online rumors and gossip used to fuel the notion that Steve wanted to work with Becky out of some nefarious instinct. I don’t deal in rumors or innuendo, I deal in the facts when it comes to this stuff and the fact is, Frons came in and demaded that Steve be put back in a story with Kelly, that Maurice and Sarah work together again and that Claire, Greg and Rebecca be backburnered. My sources, the same ones who told me about the ABC-wide paycuts days before Ad Age, Conde Nast, or anyone else reported it, haven’t failed me yet. Frons plays favorites, often times to the deteriment of this three shows. That’s the story, not Steve Burton’s fruit juice. Sure, it’s a PR nightmare because TIIC were dumb enough to let him coax them into writing it into the show, but they weren’t allowing him to use MonaVie to dictate storylines. Liason was just as popular as JaSam, and Steve actually liked working with Rebecca, as opposed to Kelly. That isn’t a slam against Kelly, and I am not even saying that it is right, but it is a fact. He doesn’t enjoy working with Kelly. He killed their last storyline. Kelly, meanwhile was in a popular pairing with Greg. Frons just made four actors and half his soap’s fanbase miserable, and for what? The ratings are down. Sure the JaSam fans can rejoice that their couple is on the way to a reunion, but the Liason fans, myself included, have basically tuned the show out. The major story here is how Frons wants these shows to resemble his own pervy fantasy of what’s hot and what isn’t. If he doesn’t see the heat in a pairing, he kills it, fanbases be damned and that is where the problem began. If Steve wanted to push storylines because of MonaVie, why didn’t he insist or more of the Ric vs. Jason rivalry? I think this kind of stuff is reaching and speculative. I don’t deal in speculation, I get my stuff from people in the know. This isn’t just about GH. Frons is doing it at OLTL too. Why do you think we have Crystal Hunt forced down our throats in her panties? Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 11, 2009 So if Monavie has absolutely nothing to do with certain actors pushing for certain things and fan access being tied to monavie, why on earth would tristan and ingo speak out? If everything is on the up and up, why would they comment at all – since its mostly a pr nightmare because their own people are concerned. Lets not make this about Jiz PLEASE. I dont want to have this debate for the 100th time. I am talking about Monavie. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Lets not make this about Jiz PLEASE. I dont want to have this debate for the 100th time. I am talking about Monavie. why on earth would tristan and ingo speak out? *** Um…they both said why. It was because they think it is irresponsible for an actor to use his fan’s adoration to hawk a miracle elixer. Neither said anything about story control, or Burton using it to push Liason. *** LMAO You make it about Liason ETT, everytime! LOL You keep bringing up the "rumors" about Steve using MonaVie to push Liason. As if the couple’s legion of fans aren’t enough. You can’t throw out innuendo and the say keep that out of the debate. Ingo, according to Nelson’s sources, said it wasn’t right for Steve to film MonaVie commercials at the GH studios or to sell it to fans claiming it was a miracle cure. Tristan said the same thing. Neither even hinted to this asinine "Steve is using MonaVie to push Liason" nonsense. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura March 11, 2009 Guza drinks the juice as well… that’s how they easily had it written in during that ridiculous virus thing with Spin, Jason and Claudia. A lot of GH castmembers peddle it, not just Steve or Rebecca’s husband. Is it right to suck your fans into your "business venture?" Not in my opinion, no. But these fans are adults who make their own decisions. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 11, 2009 I read Tristan’s blog and loved it. IA’s likability factor jumped up about 100 points after he spoke out, and the same goes with Tristan. I like the fact that both of them seem to be looking out for fans and understand that w/ fame comes a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly OT: Comment #12 is one of the most infuriating things I’ve read in awhile. Jamey is going to make me pop a blood vessel one of these days! But I’ve learned you can’t argue with Fanfic… Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Jamey is going to make me pop a blood vessel one of these days! But I’ve learned you can’t argue with Fanfic… *** Fanfic? When have I posted fanfic in regards to GH? Of course, what I say infuruated you, because it’s always me who starts the Liason vs. JaSam stuff right? Right. Sure. We can go with that one. Go back and read the thread. Am I going to debunk rumor and speculation that I know not to be the case? Sure, but I didn’t make it about those two fanbases. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 11, 2009 Fanfic? When have I posted fanfic in regards to GH? Well there’s this: http://www.daytimeconfidential.com/2009/02/breaking-news-sam-mccalls-hot-tub-confiscated-by-the-wsb-is-this-ghs-march-sweeps-storyline Also, I would say that unless you can prove that SBu doesn’t like KeMo, doesn’t like working with her, killed her storyline, and that KeMo is (briefly) front burner again because of her breasts – then I *can’t* call it fact – I call it Fanfic. Of course, what I say infuruated you, because it’s always me who starts the Liason vs. JaSam stuff right? Right. Sure. I never said that it was always you who starts stuff. When did I say that? There have been plenty of times when I’ve started it. I said your post was infuriating – I’m a Sam/KeMo fan so *of course* it was going to upset me. This surprises you? Besides, I don’t know what you’re so upset about. I’m the one that’s going to die of a popped blood vessel! (the coroner will surely call it Death by Giddens!) Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 11, 2009 I think what is infuriating about it is the statement that Steve doesn’t like working with Kelly. I certainly don’t have inside sources like some people do, so I can’t say that its not true, but I just don’t know if *I* believe it. And to read about it again and again, and having it brought up when talking about Liason vs. JaSam, just makes me extremely sad. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Daisy Clover I can’t "prove" he killed the story any more than I can "prove" what was happening at Days or that ABC was gonna have massive paycuts, because I heard them from sources, and my sources told me Steve killed his last story with Kelly, which by the way, I don’t condone. I don’t believe in actors killing stories because they don’t like working with someone, but it happened. Don’t believe me, LOL, I am used to it. Maybe Agnes Nixon can go to a magazine and make that one all of the sudden "true" too… Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 I think what is infuriating about it is the statement that Steve doesn’t like working with Kelly. I certainly don’t have inside sources like some people do, so I can’t say that its not true, but I just don’t know if *I* believe it. And to read about it again and again, and having it brought up when talking about Liason vs. JaSam, just makes me extremely sad. *** This really isn’t a secret. He has alluded to it at fan events, not to mention the interview he and Rebecca gave Digest a few months back. No he didn’t talk about not wanting to work with Kelly, but he talked about how "bummed" he was that Liason was ending and how he didn’t want Jason falling in love with anyone else anytime soon, an interview by the way, that he and Rebecca caught hell for. They were supposed to toe the company line and pimp their new pairings. Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie March 11, 2009 Wasn’t that hot tub post a tongue-in-cheek posting? Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Wasn’t that hot tub post a tongue-in-cheek posting? *** Yep, all four cheeks! The Spam-a-holics tend not to respond to my particular brand of humor. It’s an acquired taste. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 11, 2009 It may not be a secret, but its really hard to hear. I know about the interview and I know that both Steve and Becky have made their love for Liason known, but it just makes me, personally, upset that he doesn’t enjoy working with Kelly. I guess I don’t believe (or want to believe) that Steve Burton is that type of person. Of course they’re bummed, their couple never had a chance to ACTUALLY be a couple lol. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 Is it right to suck your fans into your "business venture?" Not in my opinion, no. But these fans are adults who make their own decisions. *** TO me it’s no different than Kristian Alfonso and her costume jewelry, Eric Braeden and his DVD’s, or Susan Lucci and her miracle face cream—plastic surgeon not included—every star has a side hustle. As for it making promises it can’t keep. You mean like Slim Fast, The Hollywood Diet, and that contraption Suzanne Somers says putting between two gigantic thighs will suddenly make them slim? What’s the difference? And as for them letting him film it there, didn’t Donna Love from Another World hawk those Caruso Hair Curler informercials from the hairdressing room at the show’s old studio? Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 I guess I don’t believe (or want to believe) that Steve Burton is that type of person. *** Just because he doesn’t like working with someone doesn’t make him a bad person. Certain people gel together, others don’t. It doesn’t make either bad people. My all time favorite supercouple EVER, Bo and Hope, (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso) hated each others guts in the 80′s when I adored them. Same for Nancy Lee Grahn and Lane Davis on SB. It happens., not saying Steve and Kelly hate each other, but he did kill their storyline. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura March 11, 2009 Very true Jamey and that’s pretty much my point. If you watch the news, you’ve heard of these pyrmaid schemes before. I’ve seen them in other avenues like gas and phone service providers. These fans are adults who ultimately make their own decision to join up. Is it slightly different then celebrity endorsed products? Yes because you sign up to sell Monavie as a source of income. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 11, 2009 They’re selling that mess in Wal-Mart. They’re calling it Fruit-a-VIe. I busted out laughing when I saw it and thought of this wacky website. Then I snuck a bottle under my shirt and ran like the Dickens! Too bad the 80-year-old security guard tackled me to the ground, making my pants fall down around the ankles. All’s I remember is the bottle crashing to the floor and people getting down on the ground to lick it up. True story. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 11, 2009 Oh by no means am I saying that he is a bad person lol, I just didn’t think that he would kill their storyline. I dunno, I guess you could call me naive to want to believe that everybody loves working with everybody lol. Am I making any sense?? Haha lmao about the Wal-Mart story. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 11, 2009 Jamey, you mentioned something about you’re being used to people not believing you… Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t help but feel this is a reference to how the “mainstream” soap press often dismisses scoops by online soap journalists/bloggers. But I don’t see how that’s related to what I’m saying. Whenever something isn’t proven, then it’s a rumor, IMO. And I decide whether *I* think it’s true, false, partly true, etc… I don’t just automatically believe everything I read. That’s not an insult to you or your reporting…I mean, I’m assuming you question everything that’s told to you, right? Hasn’t there been times when a fellow blogger has told you something and you doubted it because it just didn’t sound right to you? Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 12, 2009 OMG you may have two dead bodies on your hands…I have a throbbin bobbin in my head right now. UGGH Jamey, I said IF….I cant believe once again I have to quote MYSELF LOL I am going to ask you to pay special attention to the words TONS OF FOLKS (since I wouldnt consider just Becky and Steve “tons” of people) the words MIXED FEELINGS…the word IF (IF Steve’s or any member of the cast really) are motivated by monavie sales to try and effect story or if THEY (meaning the cast selling monavie) are doing a quid pro quo thing THEN yeah I am a little uncomfortable. Its not about JIZ at all, its about a bunch of issues, however it seems that of those that sell the juice the only guy with behind the scenes clout to effect anything would be Steve. And it seems to me that the volume of monavie sales that he does makes it a huge factor and can SEEM inappropriate. Whats wrong with asking that question…. O.P. by me )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Tons of folks at GH sell this and I guess I have mixed feelings about it. If it effects storyline – ie: the star of the show saying I want more scenes with Spin, Max, or Lizare to keep them front burner or if they are pushing it on fans at events ie: oh you bought a bottle, lets take a picture, then yeah I am a little uncomfortable with the idea of it. Log in to Reply Johnathon March 12, 2009 Okay well I am going to make the body total 3 lol but I think it will be called the "EEDCJG EXPLOSION!" (Hum that doesn’t sound really good, but probably better then something Guza would write lol) Now first off everyone calm down (How come that seems to be my tag line these days? *sigh* So wait is that going to be the crappy thing i am known for? The calm down guy? oi -.- btw love the Office :) okay back on subject) First off, the whole Monavie thing i don’t really understand, so because some actors sell some Gatorade knock off crap they think they can dictate storylines? "If you don’t do as I say I will take my juice and leave you! YOUR SHOW WILL BE NOTHING WITHOUT ME!" *storms off* Seriously I dont understand what the big deal is and why this is even a issue. Anyways I think we all just need to relax, realize its not that important and try and understand where everyone is coming from, and not attack each other for having an opposing view. I do not agree with everything that is said here, I am not picking sides but we are better then this, and I think we can have a good debate without resorting to name calling, (And I KNOW we can do this, how many pages long is the Great Sam Vs Liz Debate?) So let’s just talk about the subject that at hand MonaVie and how amazingly awesome it is! *This message was not brought to you by MonaVie but can be for a super cheap price of $1.000.000.000 and complete and utter storyline control on my favorite soaps :) no not just one i want it ALL Suckers! ……………I just lost the deal there didn’t i?* Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 12, 2009 Jonathan, there is no need for a "calm down" guy on any thread, ever. We are all adults, and unless I am mistaken, Daisy Clover, ETT, me and everyone else are perfectly capable of expressing ourselves without being told to calm down. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 12, 2009 Awww…WikiJohn is now PeacemakerJohn! No wait, KumbayaJohn, lol. You’re right. It’s not a big deal and it certainly isn’t important. Besides, didn’t I make a resolution to stay out of all this? Actually, didn’t I say 100 times that I wasn’t going to argue w/ Jamey anymore? What happened to that? lol Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 12, 2009 Daisy Clover I too take things I read with a grain of salt, everyone should, but you claimed what I wrote is "fan fic". Fan fic is purely made up, soooo, that isn’t the same as me not agreeing with something because I am not sure if it is true. That is basically saying I am making it up. I don’t make up things and say I was told them by sources. I have much to much integrity for that. Sources told me Steve killed the story and that he doesn’t like working with Kelly. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 12, 2009 Well, if things ever do get too out of hand, its nice to know there is someone there to calm things down, thanks Jonathon!! lol. Granted, the discussons get very heated, but I don’t think they have ever been realllyyy that bad lol. Haha daisy, I try not get involved, but sometimes I just can’t help it haha. Well, I haven’t been around as long as some of the people here at DC have, but I’m sure there will be many more heated arguments to come…lol. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 12, 2009 I’m sorry if you felt I was calling you a liar. Just to clarify, I don’t think you’re lying. I think you do have a source/sources and they did tell you those things. I just don’t think it sounds right, plus I’ve heard things that contradict that… But whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’m back in the “I’m not arguing with Jamey” mode. *However* I use the word “fanfic” pretty regularly, and I’m not giving it up, lol Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 12, 2009 But whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’m back in the "I’m not arguing with Jamey" mode. *However* I use the word "fanfic" pretty regularly, and I’m not giving it up, lol *** I’m not asking you to change anything. I don’t use my personal offenses to try to control what others can or can’t say, that ain’t my thing. LOL I stand by my sources and will continue to do so. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 12, 2009 Haha daisy, I try not get involved, but sometimes I just can’t help it haha. Well, I haven’t been around as long as some of the people here at DC have, but I’m sure there will be many more heated arguments to come…lol. Oh yeah ashlovesgh, there have been some real verbal smackdowns on here! I, of course, have always been a completely innocent bystander (kidding, kidding! lol) There may be more heated arguments to come, but I’m staying out of it. I refuse to fight about this stuff anymore…and even though I’ve said it 100 times before, I *really* mean it this time, lol. Jamey: I don’t suppose any of your sources know Billy Warlock personally and could possibly introduce me to him?? OMG, if you could arrange that, then I would totally be a Liason fan for life. Not that you would want me on Team Liason, but at least I wouldn’t be a pain in the *ss anymore, lol Log in to Reply Jorpa March 12, 2009 “Jamey: I don’t suppose any of your sources know Billy Warlock personally and could possibly introduce me to him?? OMG, if you could arrange that, then I would totally be a Liason fan for life. Not that you would want me on Team Liason, but at least I wouldn’t be a pain in the *ss anymore, lol” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Daisy, Daisy, Daisy. Your desperation is showing. LOL Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 12, 2009 Ohhh lol daisy, you crack me up. I will try to follow in your footsteps and be a good little bystander hehe. Uh-oh dais! Don’t tell me you are trading in your tequila shot glasses for…umm…uhh…something Liason related?? Lol I can’t for the life of me think of something Liason!! Haha anyways, you, a Liason fan? Never!!! I refuse to believe it!! Please don’t abandon Team JaSam!!! We need you!! Ahh lmfao!!! Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 12, 2009 DC, if I ever am in six degrees of soaperation from Mr. Warlock, I will gladly hook a sistah up! LOL Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 12, 2009 Jorpa: I *am* desperate and I don’t care who knows it, lol! ashlovesgh: Girl, JaSam is awesome, but I loooove Billy! I would totally trade in my commemorative JaSam Tequila Shot glasses, just to meet him, lol Jamey: Thank You!! And I’m going to hold you to that! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 12, 2009 Well since neither of you commented on my post, I will take that to mean that Jamey now sees that what I posted with not Jiz related. As for sources telling you Steve doesnt like Kelly, as I understood it, in the past it was just that he likes Rebecca more. I dont doubt that to be true, given that they grew up together on gh. I also understood it as he felt the story was getting repeatative – again not sure I doubt that either, pairings get to be a little stale from the actors perspective after awhile. Finally, I heard a third rumor about his wife being a bit on the jealous side over Kelly. I wouldnt be surprised if that was part of it…but really who cares. This is about juice. In politics its not about impropriety, its about the appearance of impropriety. When so many of the cast members are making such a sizable amount of money from the same source, it raises questions. It doesnt mean that anything wrong is going on necessarily, it just means that it calls into question motivations. I also dont know (although I am going to the gh fan club event in July so hopefully I will see team monavie in action) but I think there is a difference between susan lucci selling face cream on tv and someone that you admire foisting it in your hand and encouraging you to get involved in something where you profit from their labor, esp. if you then get a special picture and get fussed over in proportion to your buy. Its a slippery line and one that I think IR and TR were right to advise caution about. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 12, 2009 Lol daisy…I love me some Billy Warlock too!! I might just trade in my shot glasses if I had the chance to meet him. Lol I might!! EET…great posts. I admire how opinionated you are. Awww I just got sooo serious!!! Lol. Log in to Reply sueboo54321 March 12, 2009 Why would any woman be jealous of an actress over the man who comes home to her every night? If you imply that Steve’s wife is jealous of Kelly, you imply that Steve has somehow behaved in a manner that is unfaithful to his wife. That would in turn imply that Kelly has also behaved inappropriately with Steve which would be unfaithful to her long time relationship. It does take two to tango. If you cast aspersions on one, you cast them on the other. His wife married a man who is an actor. The actor was involved with love scenes prior to the marriage. It was part of the bargain. Why would it be OK for him to have love scenes with Becky and not Kelly? Becky is a close friend. If a woman gets jealous over love scenes, I would think it wold make it more difficult if the woman involved in the love scenes was a friend instead of an acquaintance. I have always thought that if Steve had expressed more interest in Liz/ Jason instead of a Sam retread, it was because of an interest in helping Becky get more screen-time and an interest in just doing something different. Jason with Sam is all mob while Jason with Liz has the potential of being more family oriented. I am not saying that is how it turned out but that if it had been written different it could have given him more emotional story. He probably didn’t count on the bad writing which is silly because that is all these writers seem to be capable of lately. There seems to be an assumption that Steve was dissing Kelly by pushing for Liz and Jason. That does not have to be the case. The actors on the show may not have any interest in the Liz/ Sam debate. They most likely could care less. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens March 12, 2009 Not saying he doesn’t like Kelly, he doesn’t like working with her. Just want to clarify that. Maybe he hates the storylines? I have no intel that he actually hates Kelly personally, so I want to clear that up. He didn’t like working with her, which could be the JaSam storyline or any number of things. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 March 12, 2009 Lol daisy…I love me some Billy Warlock too!! I might just trade in my shot glasses if I had the chance to meet him. Lol I might!! ashlovesgh, you’re a Billy W fan too?! YAY!! Have I ever told you that you’ve got *Fabulous* taste?! Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie March 12, 2009 I don’t think the juice selling was dictating storyline at all. I may be way off base, but if a star is selling something at a fan event and a fan goes to listen to the sales pitch/testing the product and it gives said fan some face time with the star, is that the attraction here (bonus if fan likes the product and buys it)? If I’m off base let me know and my bad if I am. It’s not something I’d do but to each his own. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin March 12, 2009 I just dont care, one way or the other. I am weary of the debate…but to those who shall remain nameless…do I win a cupie doll for my extremely accurate prediction?? LOL I called it, just sayin ;0) Log in to Reply ashlovesgh March 12, 2009 Oh yeahhh daisy, I love Billy!! And thank you very much, you totally have amazing taste too!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.