Charity Events

Bobbie Eakes and Kassie DePaiva at Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS

All My Children's Bobbie Eakes and One Life to Live's Kassie DePaiva attended the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS charity event.  Since the two lovely ladies are pictured together I thought I'd see whose outfit everyone likes best.

Whose outfit do you like best?

 

All My Children: Turning Point or Idiocy?

AHHHH - Medicated - the only way to watch All My Children........

Has All My Children hit a turning point? Or are we going to be subjected to the same old recycled lack-luster storylines? I am asking this because for the first time in a long time, I could not wait to see what happened next on my favorite soap. In case you did not figure it out, I am a long-time and long-suffering watcher of AMC. I was a teenager when Angie and Jesse were the super couple. I cheered for them to make it, and they did. For a while at least. I was watching when he was shot, and when he died. I cried along with Angie, as she said goodbye to her soul mate, and the love of her life. I mourned along with the characters, my heart broke right along with Angie’s. READ MORE

All My Children: Watching Through the Medicated Eyes of an AMC Girl

Usually, when I sit down to write my blog, I have a hard time figuring out where to begin, and what the tone is going to be. Sure, while I am sitting in front of the boob tube, watching All My Children, the ideas come to me fast and furiously. But sit down with the laptop? And my overly medicated mind draws a complete blank. I am warning you all, due to severe muscle spasms, I am medicated. But, I ask you, is there any other way to watch All My Children without slamming your head into the television?

So, that being said, I will start at the beginning. No, not the historical beginning of All My Children, but the beginning of the show itself. Have you seen the opening lately? Did you notice that on Rebecca Budig’s first day back as Greenlee, Sabine Singh’s character portrayal shot was replaced with hers? It was immediate. So, I put this question out to you - How long are we all supposed to wait before we see the other new or returning characters added to the opening? Where are the opening shots of Debi Morgan or Darnell Williams? Angie and Jesse were far bigger than Greenlee ever was, or will be. So, why weren’t their shots added on Day 1?? If I were those actors, I would be adamant to get the same treatment as Rebecca did. Because to be quite honest here, All My Children will get far more long time viewers back showcasing Angie and Jesse, then parading Greenlee around. Also, are we going to see more of Frankie Hubbard now that his parents are in town? Or will he be faded into the background with the likes of Jonathan or Sean Montgomery? Both of whom have been ousted by the show.

While I think it is great that they are bringing back a popular veteran couple, I do not see success in their return. I can only hope and pray that All My Children can learn from past mistakes, and actually write a decent story for a veteran character. The reason I hold no hope is simple. Look at Adam Chandler, for example. What does he currently have as a storyline? Not much from where I stand. We have a powerful business tycoon, who upon getting his company back, does nothing to stomp on the person who put him in the predicament in the first place. Instead, we have Adam hiding bugs in rings to spy on JR. Please somebody over there at ABC, take Adam Chandler off the sedatives, and unleash his all to well known fury on Pine Valley. It is overdue, and very needed to help pick this soap up.

Another thing I do not understand is why they brought in the character of Samuel Woods as a love interest for Erica? Sorry here folks, but I do not see anyone as an adequate partner for Erica other than Jackson. Why make a big deal about Erica’s 10th marriage if they were not going to make it last? So, I suppose now they are going to make Erica into a Martha Stewart type, selling off tons of stocks. Is this why her accounts are frozen? Also, WHY are they bringing this character in when there is still a spark between Erica and Jack, and there is so much story there to be told. I am warning you now, if and when they pair up Samuel and Erica, I promise you I am NOT going to have anything nice to say about it. Please feel free to call me on that, should I go back on my promise, which I won’t.

There are so many veteran actors on this show, and no matter the writing team they have over there writing, nobody seems to do them justice. Gone are the catfights, jabs and one-liners of Erica & Brooke. The witty reparte of Palmer and Adam. Tad and anyone, for that matter. I did see some of the old chemistry sparks between Tad and Jesse, and alas that gave me hope. Hope that maybe for once the idiots at ABC are listening to us the viewers and maybe are bringing us back to family-centric stories.

While that sounds like a great idea, I somehow doubt this will ever come to fruition. Why should it? They have a bad habit over at All My Children of showcasing stories they THINK we want to see. Here are a few examples -

THEY THINK: we want to see Kendall’s infidelity over and over.

WE WANT: to see Kendall and Zach with their children as a family unit. Happy. Draw your stories from that.

THEY THINK: We want to see Ryan and his bulging eyes every day on our screen, being the saviour of women and all in Pine Valley.

WE WANT: To see Ryan bedstruck with a blinding debilitating disease, with his eyes bandaged. Unable to save anyone, except us the viewers from having to look at him EVERY DAY.

THEY THINK: we want new characters brought in, and shoved in our faces.

WE WANT: Old favorites brought back, and actually written for in entertaining and challenging, and keeping us on the edge of our seats.

THEY THINK: we want to see the Kendall and Greenlee Show

WE WANT: to actually see other characters on the show too.

And lastly, before I re-medicate so I can sit through yet another disappointing hour of All My Children -

THEY THINK: We are loyal to watching.

I’M THINKING - Is there anything good on another channel?

So smarten up AMC Executives, remotes are very easy to use these days, and does not take any effort to change the channel. I wonder what is on NBC at 1 pm eastern time???

Before I Leave you this week, I would like to ask each and every one of you to please support Campbell’s Go Red for Women’s Heart Health Campaign.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women, but it's also largely preventable. Campbell, a proud supporter of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, is committed to empowering women with knowledge and tools so they can take positive action to reduce their risks and protect their health.

Please visit http://www.goredwithcampbells.com/ for more information, and be sure to click on this years winning red dress, for which Campbell’s will donate $1 for each click.

It takes a moment of your time, but can give back a lifetime of moments for every woman they help. Thank You.

~AMC Girl-A heart disease survivor.

  

Jason Thompson's Biggest Organ

Well here's somethig I'm sure many of you have fantasized of starting the morning off with! Jason Thompson and Marc Jacobs have a REVEALING new T-Shirt available to help promote the fight against skin cancer and needless to say its a bit revealing.

Needless to say, I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular T-Shirt and raise lots, and lots of money.

Win Lunch with Days' "Patrick"

Lunch in Los Angeles with "Days of Our Lives" Actor Brody Hutzler (Patrick)

Days of Our Lives fans compete to win a lunch in Los Angeles with "Days of Our Lives" Actor Brody Hutzler (Patrick).

If you're a fan of Daytime television, then chances are you've seen Brody Hutzler, who is currently on "Days of our Lives" playing Patrick Lockart, brother of Mimi and son to Bonnie.

Other television credits include “7th Heaven,” “I’m With Her,” “She Spies,” “Ally McBeal,” “Charmed” and “Angel”.  Film credits include “Totally Blonde” and “Legally Blonde.” Most recently Hutzler was seen as “Cody Dixon” on the CBS daytime drama “Young and the Restless” and has also appeared in “As the World Turns” and “The Guiding Light.”

The auction ends today!!!!!!

Set visit for Bold & The Beautiful

Set Visit to The Bold and The Beautiful in Television City, Hollywood For 2 - With Gift Box!

The lucky winner of this auction lot will receive, along with one guest, a personally guided tour of “The Bold and The Beautiful,” the “most watched daytime drama in the world!”

You’ll spend an hour backstage at “The Bold and The Beautiful” set, meeting the stars of this award-winning series while they tape an episode at Television City in Hollywood. You’ll have the rare opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at the daily production of a soap opera. Have your picture taken with one of your favorite “B & B” stars working that day, and take a peak at the fabulous wardrobe and make up departments.

What’s more – you’ll also take home the gift box of goodies! Items include:

• The Bold and The Beautiful 20th Anniversary CD Case
• Jack Wagner CD: Dancing in the Moonlight
• The Many Faces of Sally Spectra Fan – with reproduced Darlene Conley Signature!
• The Bold and The Beautiful T-Shirt in Black – Size Women’s XL
• The Bold and The Beautiful Straw Mat with red trim
• The Bold and The Beautiful Heart Boxer Shorts- Size Women’s XL
• The Bold and The Beautiful black canvas tote bag

More auction info here!