Kelley Menighan Hensley

Did Kelley Menighan Hensley Squash Liquid Hot Emily and Casey Pairing on ATWT?

The other day you guys wanted to know how I felt about actors having say so over storylines re: Grant Aleksander asking that changes be made in Guiding Light's writers room before he would return. Yesterday I said I was all for it in cases like Aleksander's where Phillip, his once iconic character, had been all-but destroyed by an overzealous head writer.
Then there are cases like the one TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting today in The Suds Report, about Kelley Menighan Hensley READ MORE

Kelley Menighan Hensley at the Critics' Choice Awards

Check out this short clip of Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily Stewart, As the World Turns) at the Critics' Choice Awards. Kelley has been off screen for a while now, so it's good to know that she's still happy at ATWT.

She Screws, He Scores

Emily (Kelley Menighan Hensley) and Casey (Billy Magnussen) were one of the hottest couples of 2008 and I was a big fan. I can't say the same for this developing Alison (Marnie Schulenburg) and Casey pairing. In fact it will be a long time before I'll be able to accept either Emily or Casey with anyone else, and I ask you why is it that the Stewart women have to act like the Forrester men?

Are you enjoying Alison and Casey?

InFANity: Behind the Scenes at As the World Turns

TV Guide Network's InFANity was on the set of As the World Turns for a look behind the scenes and to interview the cast. It's obvious that they've used old and new material, because they used a couple of interviews with Martha Byrne. Some of the other stars that were interviewed are Van Hansis, Jake Silbermann, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Marie Wilson, Billy Magnussen and Michael Park. Parts 2, 3 and 4 after the jump. READ MORE

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Merriam Webster defines melodrama as

a work (as a movie or play) characterized by extravagant theatricality and by the predominance of plot and physical action over characterization.

With that in mind, I have to say I thought today's episode of As the World Turns was rock 'em sock 'em old school melodramatics, which is not a bad thing every once in a while! The events of today's episode weren't so much about advancing characterization as it was an opportunity for several plots to move forward, a few actors to shine, and history to replay itself. Although events on all fronts transpired at warp speed (as usual), they were still intriguing and a few managed to surprise!


Rating The Young Uns: Why Soaps Could Use More Actors Like Blake Berris And Less Hair Models

Okay you knew it was coming. Now that the Idiots In Charge of The-Soap-Opera-Formerly-Known-as-Days-of-Our-Lives have let the phenomenal Blake Berris go, I decided to start out doing a Wishful Casting about where Berris should end up, but it turned into more of an analysis of which soaps are managing to set things up for their next generation the right way, and which ones are getting it wrong, dead wrong.

Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime.  I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up. READ MORE