Regis and Kelly Publicist: "I'm Glad The Soaps Are Over"




 
Talk about kicking soap fans when they're down. Live With Regis and Kelly's PR rep Brittany Forgione rejoiced on Twitter about how happy she is All My Children was replaced by The Chew. The publicist tweeted:

Watching @TheChew right now on ABC. Looking good...and yummy. I'm glad the soaps are over.




While we have no issue with Forgione voicing her approval of The Chew, was it really necessary to slam soaps, considering they're the very entertainment medium daytime television was built upon? I don't remember reading any stories about all those talk shows and/or reality shows that made the jump from radio to TV, or that financed primetime television development for decades.

We're used to publicists associated with ABC Daytime not being the brightest bunch, but does Forgione realize there are still two soaps currently airing on the lineup where her Disney syndicated series airs, soaps that employ hundreds of people and entertain millions of viewers daily? Oh yeah, and saving the obvious for last, did this nitwit think at all about the fact that the "Kelly" in Live With Regis and Kelly is a beloved alum of the very soap Forgione is so glad is "over"? Talk about Dirty Soap...

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alstonboy4315's picture
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What an ignorant BEYOTCH!!!!

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LMAO What a tone deaf and ignorant way to promote the unwatchable The Chew.

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And you do think GH is going to make it? I thought Regis retired?

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Bitch needs a pink slip ASAP. PR is her field and she puts her foot in it on Twitter?

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A big F#ck you to whoever the trashy and tacky author is.

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Everyone should email/call/write/comment/Tweet her, Regis & Kelly, their show and staff and let them know they're not happy with this womans stupid comments.

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Guess what folks, she took her twitter account down and deleted it!

@BeeForge This user does not exist.

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How ignorant can a publicist be? Maybe she should use her time to try and get better publicity for the show that employs her. Ratings for her employer have been going down slowly over the past year and once Regis leaves, I for one will not watch anymore. Maybe she can join the unemployed ranks of those who have worked in soaps for years. As far as the Chew, never watched it...never will. Same for Katie Couric's show.

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Boy do I smell rat droppings and a lot rat kissing.I wont ever be there not even to watch once.I am a good cook and I don't even want to hear what I saw on the commercials.

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Where on God's green earth does ABC get their PR people from? It's almost unbelievable that these people are as bad at PR as they are.

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Quote:
Oh yeah, and saving the obvious for last, did this nitwit think at all about the fact that the "Kelly" in Live With Regis and Kelly is a beloved alum of the very soap Forgione is so glad is "over"? Talk about Dirty Soap...

That's the first thing I thought when I read this. What a moron this woman is. You're glad the soaps are over? Fine. Your prerogative. Nobody can challenge an opinion. You still sound like a bitch to me Ms. Brittany, but WTF ever. HOWEVER... YOU WORK FOR A FORMER SOAP STAR (and at times, her HUSBAND, WHO IS ALSO A FORMER SOAP STAR, WHEN HE IS A GUEST COHOST!) WHO WAS DEVASTATED BY THE CANCELLATION OF THE SHOW SHE ONCE CALLED HOME SINCE HER TEEN YEARS! THE VERY SOAP THAT WAS REPLACED BY "THE SHIT!", currently known as, "THE CHEW"! AMC IS THE REASON SHE HAS HER CURRENT JOB AND QUITE POSSIBLY WHY YOU DO AS WELL IN WORKING FOR HER, YOU IDIOT. KELLY RIPA IS ALL ABOUT THE DAMN SOAPS! WTF did this fool think "Dirty Soap" was??? An hour long Axe commercial???

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What a moron-the nerve!

Though I have to LOL, Miss Foot-in-Mouth shut off her twitter, no doubt from the barrage of tweets from daytime soap fans.

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ugh

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Sorry but I cannot separate the pr person from Regis or Kelly. I am sure that they are glad also. I don't watch the show because Kelly gets on my last nerve but if I did watch the show, I would stop.

I would call this a blunder. Besides why are people happy about the downfall of a genre anyway. I know people that feel bad it is going and they do not watch any of the shows. They are just sad that a part of history is fading. Why be glad? That has me stumped...

ABC has terrible pr and leaders. They are all uncool. No class to abc. It is all Disney.

Of course, I think cbs was just as cold blooded over gl/atwts. They must be enjoying the flack abc is getting. They are playing the sympathetic card a lot these days. I still do not buy it from them either.

Look out networks cable and online viewing is going to take your viewers one by one.

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Wow, this is a perfect example on why you should keep things to yourself, I wonder how Kelly feels about what this woman says, because I'm sure it's gotten back to her.

She basically diss Kelly and Mark's second family.

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Whether you like soaps or not why would you be pleased that an industry which has been an essential part of the daytime TV landscape of America for almost seventy years is going extinct?

Is she insensitive, vindictive, brainless, cocaine-addicted, or all four?

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OFF TOPIC

In case anyone was wondering what Martha Byrne (ex-Lily from ATWT), she was involved in some type of altercation on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

this is from another site:

Soap actress, Martha Byrne, who was at the show, was live tweeting through the event. She tweeted last night: “Fight in the bathroom,” adding minutes later – “Teresa in bathroom with ….” Martha, who also stated some of the fashion show drama was scripted, tweeted some photos from the event.

http://twitter.com/#!/MarthaByrne10

is DC going to make a post about this??

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Angry SHAMLESS, IGNORANT B---H!!....How much did Frons pay you to say that?

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I seriously want to know where ABC get's these people to staff their office? Brian Fronz, his whole PR team, these idiots... WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM? And does no one above Brian Fronz'z stupid ass care that they are making a mockery of ABC? Jesus in the morning.

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Am I mistaken, or doesn't Kelly Ripa and her husband have something to do with that E! series, 'Dirty Soap'? Kelly's publicist doesn't know that the woman she works for, is in her own way, trying to save the genre with this reality show?

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Your are not mistaken if it were not for AMC Kelly Rippi may not be sitting where she is right now.