DC Exclusive: "John Black" Co-Creator Reacts to Days' Shocking Firings of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn!By Jamey Giddens on November 25, 2008
Thom Racina, the man who wrote the ratings juggernaut wedding of a couple of soap opera characters named Luke and Laura (Tony Geary and Genie Francis) on General Hospital, before moving on to Days of Our Lives, where he and fellow co-head writers Sheri Anderson and Leah Laiman continued the supercouple craze, penning lush, romantic storylines for Patch and Kayla (Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans), Bo and Hope (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso), Shane and Kim (Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease) and John and Marlena (Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall), speaks exclusively to Daytime Confidential.com about the shocking ouster of Hogestyn and Hall.
Read why Racina believes Ken Corday's move to fire Days of Our Lives' most popular couple, reportedly to trim costs, was the "wrong way to fix what's wrong" with the NBC sudser. Find out what Racina feels Days can learn from his most recent employer, The Young and the Restless, in terms of rebuilding itself by focusing on core characters, as opposed to focusing on younger viewers. When you're done, go back and listen to our podcast interview with The Father of the Modern Soap Opera Supercouple (DC# 191). It's a true can't miss Thanksgiving treat for a soap fan.READ MORE
Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) worked himself back into the Quartermaine mansion at least long enough to get a massage by Big Alice. Take your best shot at this Caption This.
Here's the Scoop! 11.14.08
It's a quiet Friday morning. Not too much to SCOOP for ya so you all know what that means.... It's Q&A Day! Ask away and I'll answer what I can.
Kelly's is trashed, Mike is beaten up and Jason cancelled on Elizabeth. It's aftermath day today on General Hospital. Maxie will go to the Jackal and Stonecold to tell them about the Russians. Jason is not happy with Maximista and tells her so. She was asked to keep her trap shut but she couldn't resist getting that verbal jab in on Elizabeth. The Russian baddie saw Maxie though and RUMORS have them following her from Sam's place too. READ MORE