RUMOR REPORT: Beth Ehlers OUT at All My Children?





Well placed sources are saying Beth Ehlers (Taylor) won't still be a cast member at All My Children once the soap jumps coasts this Winter.

"Beth is out, but JR Martinez is staying," says one mole. "The show is going ahead with the Brot/Natalia pairing, so JR and Shannon [Kane] are both expected to be relocated."

What about the planned "big romance" for Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Taylor? You ask. According to setsiders, AMC is scrapping that storyline and plans to put Tad back with Krystal (Bobbie Eakes).

This past June, Ehlers gave an explosive interview to Stardish Radio criticizing both Martinez and AMC head writer Chuck Pratt. Keep checking back to Daytime Confidential as this story develops.


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Setting the character issues aside, I seem to remember that Ms. Elhers is divorced with two kids in NJ, so there may have been "real life" issues as well as "storyline dictation."

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What do you bet that Beth will head to ATWT or OLTL??

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Ehlers is a great actress but the writing team really hasn't embraced Taylor. If she is let go, I am sure she will find work in daytime again. While she may want to stays in New York, I think she would make a good recast for the role of Jennifer Horton on DOOL.

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Beth is a great actress but I am sure her speaking out about her pairing and Pratt's writing a while back is what has her in this boat now. I bet she is wishing she would've taken the role as Patti on Y&R now.

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You live, you learn. I am sure she was frustrated when she spoke out about the writing at AMC. She left GL thinking she was moving on to something bigger and better..only to be let down and not used much. With that said, you should always be professional and if you choose to let your guard down and say some critical things about where you work, you have to be ready to pay the price.

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AMC is a joke and will soon be off the air along with OLTL and ATWT. Beth Ethlers just got her ticket off a sinking ship. Soaps are a dying breed but thankfully we still have good actors to celebrate like Crystal Chappell, Anthony Geary, and Michelle Strafford to name a few!

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TAD AND KWAK!!!! Are you kidding me. They bomb every time BRING BACK DIXIE!!!!!!!!

Why do i care. its not like I watch anymore anyway.

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This character never clicked for me and I had a feeling that in terms of storyline their really werent options for both BEs they would stick with the BE that didnt run down cast members and trash tptb. (esp. once they fired my beloved WW :0( ) Why they didnt try Taylor with Jackson or leave Taylor with Tad and put KWAK with Jackson and really fueling the KWAK/Erica rivalry I will never know.

And this gets to back to my post in the GL edition wishful casting addition. One of the reasons BethE's character didnt catch on is because viewers didnt really want two brand new characters coming on for romance while CS's Amanda Dillion sat on the backburner. Remember the beginning of that story was Jake dumping Amanda to pick up with the woman Amanda took in to her home no questions asked. If tptb want to effectively pick up talent from other networks they cant just displace their own people to do it. If for example they bring on GA as to GH as say Jeff Webber and pair him with Alexis, have him turn out to be Sam's dad, thus really giving Lizard and Sam something to be love/hate rivals over I think the fans would be far more accepting because it would fuel story for favorites vs. bringing him on as Tom Hardy and having to cast a wife and kids too. Yes its a core family, but no one would know his version of tom nor would they care about the people around him. I could just see the backlash now...fans of Patrick and Matt wondering why if there is a medical story its going to a new person and not featuring their characters or fans of Lainey saying if you are going to write for a 30 something african american female doc, why write for Tom's wife (no matter who they would cast) and not for the criminally underused character of Lainey. In the case of Jeff Webber vs. TOm Hardy, it would be the same actor playing a similiar character but I think one would fly and the other not so much. If BE is truly OUT, that just further supports my theory.

Oh and she aint going to OLTL. I would bet the farm on that one.

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Maybe she's decided to do Shakespeare?

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Well, the writing has been just terrible for her and her character, so whether it's her choice or not it's a better option to give up on AMC. On top of that, she was pretty mean about Martinez considering the level of acting of so-called "actors" on that show. Martinez is WAY better than the woman who plays Randi, or even "veteran" Tammy G. I can see both AMC and BE wanting to part ways at this point.

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THANK GOD SHE LEAVING!!

she and her character have been boring/lame/eyesore's ever since she started.

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I got say, I don't really like Beth that much. I think she is very full of herself but nevertheless she is a good actress and I don't feel bad saying ha ha a little. Just cause she screwed GL (after they screwed her, I know I don't need a recap)

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Never was a fan of her character and thats Pratt and the writings fault they should of never introduced her as a new character but I also gotta say never been a fan of Beth's (for reasons mentioned already) I do hope she finds employment because she's a good actress.

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Maybe they can use her paycheck to bring someone back we actually care about.

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I hope this isn't true. I like Beth E.

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See Bethie, you shouldn'ta never left Peapack! Well, I guess you'd be out of a job there too, but still. Dumb bit. That's what you get for trying to go be Ms. Superstar and jumpship.

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Luke you arent having daydreams about Greenlee again are you LOL.

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I actually was very upset that they didn't give her any type of storyline. I kept waiting to see her with David or Zach. They just brought her in and did nothing for her. I wish her the best of luck wherever she goes. She will always be Harley to me. Hey, She would make a great Julie Snyder on ATWT.

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AMC brought her over for the hype and when she didnt spark with RPG again they shuffled her aside. I love Greenlee but bring back Bianca...wait bring back Bianca and give her a new writer.

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If this is true, I am not surprised. I don't think that Beth or Taylor click with AMC viewers. Pratt and his writing team really screwed her by making a new character for her rather than having her as Liza or even Hayley like it was originally planned. I am sure what she said about Pratt's writing and JR not being a real actor a while back didn't help much. For the record, I think Pratt's writing has been horrible and I love JR, he is better than about half the people in that age group on there (the actresses that play Randi and Colby to be exact.) I think that she is a great actress maybe CBS will bring her back on to one of their remaining soaps.

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Love Beth Ehlers but hate how woefully misused she was on an AMC. I don't care what the actress said on the radio, we need good actresses like her in this industry with all of the hairmodels running a muck. Put her on another show where she will be better utilized pronto!

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she deserves better. AMC's writing is just awful and they are keeping actors around that are just hair models and do nothing for the audience. she should go to a soap that would use her. i could see her on ATWT, Days, or Y&R doing so much better than what AMC did. Frons only brought her on b/c of her name & Ricky Paull Goldin. they didn't give her any real material to work with and they just wasted her talent. it's AMC's loss cause she'll definitly find more work.

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It's a shame that Beth might get let go from her job, but this really could be the best thing for her.

She really should go out to Hollywood and try primetime again. Sitcoms have changed a lot since the early 90s when she went out there last, and her neurotic, girl-next-door style would be perfect for a "Samantha Who?" or "Cougar Town" type sitcom that is very urban, offbeat, and modern.

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Hope Jamey does a wishful casting for her now! I wish she'd end up on OLTL, but I don't think they can afford any more people. Taylor was just an ill-conceived character from the start, unfortunately.

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You're right, she deserves so much better. She(and Ricky Paull Goldin)was one of the absolute best things about GUIDING LIGHT in an otherwise desert of near-bankrupt creativity in recent years. Even sadder knowing she can act circles around 75 percent of the actresses AMC has employed right now--I'm talking about you Denise Vasi...and Melissa Claire Egan...and frankly even the untouchable Alicia Minshew, who for my money is only decent on her best day(and don't get me started on that automaton who plays her husband...ugh). Personally, I'd rather watch Ehlers, Goldin, Michael E.Knight, Vincent Irizarry,Jamie Luner, Debbi Morgan, and Darnell Williams do a round table reading of the phone book for an hour each day than watch the hot mess this show has deteriorated into.

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BE has a big mouth. She is a good actress but really.....She hogged a lot of airtime at GL...Then, she 'jumps ship' to be with her former co-star and gives interviews critical of GL. Never satisifed. Joins AMC and sounds off about the writing and her co-star's acting abilities.

Where do these soap stars get the idea that they can trash their show and bosses and expect to get more airtime and bigger paychecks?

That doesn't happen in any other line of work....

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Well many have speculated that the move to LA was so that the show could legally break the $$$ contracts of the vets. They figured they would pull a "Days", fire the long time vets, then retool the show to success.

THE PROBLEM IS...DAYS AT LEAST HAS COMPETENT WRITERS! ALL MY CHILDREN HAS THE WRITING EQUIVALENT OF CHARITY RAHMER AT ITS HELM.

I think the latest round of cuts we are seeing is because many of the AMC vets have decided to stick around. Frons, Carruthers, and Pratt were so sure Thorsten, Alicia, Susan, etc...would leave. Now that they are staying, Frons and Co have to start cutting other contract players.

Also, don't forget that they probably blacklisted the actress when she did that interview and said that Chuck Pratt didn't know how to write daytime(we know that to be true, but you can't tell the truth at ABC). My thing is...now the show will feel even MORE EMPTY and HOLLOW. Bad enough we only see 5 - 6 actors on the show day in and day out...now the cast can be further shaved down.

Oh, and P.S. I don't want Greenlee back! I don't give a flying flip about Bianca. Babe can stay dead, and Jamie was nothin but a meat stick. I'd rather have Taylor, and Aiden.

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That is not what soap sites are reporting...as I understood it they didnt expect tk, am and SL to all say no and thats where they were heading when tptb offered those 3 sweetheart taping schedules to make the commuting reasonable and an expense account for commuting. I also heard that it wasnt about breaking the contracts so much as they new that certain vets wouldnt WANT to make the move and therefore would bolt, thus freeing them from HAVING to break the contracts...like DC because of his help issues, RayM, and WW.

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Thank god someone finally said it I watched AMC for three months when Bianca came back and Alicia Minshew was average at best I can't believe the hype she gets. She is a second rate actress on a lousy show!

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i completely agree with you californiaguy. right on I think she thinks she is going to get the star treatment for her and Ricky's "emmy" lol No, I just think she lets her popularity go to her head and thinks she's a hotter commodity than she is.