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Does Dirty Soap Get Your Vote?




Reality TV factory E! debuted former All My Children supercouple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' docu-sudser Dirty Soap on Sunday night. The sexy, glossy series featured Nadia Bjorlin embarking on her last day on the set of Days of Our Lives as opera singer-turned-hooker Chloe Lane, supportive boyfriend Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold and the Beautiful) by her side.

Also from DAYS was Galen Gering (Rafe), whose wife Jenna Gering was tired of being the wallflower at cast parties, but was apparently even more weary of seeing her hubby kiss Alison Sweeney (Sami) on national TV (Uh, how long has Galen been acting in soaps? This is just now an issue?).

Bjorlin's former castmate and galpal Farah Fath was also on hand. The mouthy scene stealer was in the process of relocating to La La Land in the premiere, after her time as One Life to Live's Gigi came to an end (Or has it?). Meanwhile, Fath's real and reel life leading man JP Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL) was avoiding relocating from NYC to Hollyweird like the plague.  

Also in the cast were Fath and Bjorlin's former DAYS' costar Kirsten Storms (Maxie, General Hospital), whom Fath was nervous about bumping into, due to their complicated past.  Storm's homegirl in and out of the fictional town of Port Charles, Kelly Monaco (Sam) was also along for the "unscripted" ride, and finding it hard to ditch the belongings of some dude she'd dated since like The Fresh Prince of Belair was still in production.

I thought the show was a fun, splashy—if sometimes silly—hoot. I cannot wait to see Fath and Storms showing out this season on Dirty Soap, especially if liquor and nightclubs are involved! I also think it's hella cool that at a time when every single mainstream media headline is screaming "Soaps Are Dead," one of the hottest channels around—catering to the very demos soaps need to survive—is basically offering a 10-week promotional blitz for suds. What did you guys think?

Does Dirty Soap get your vote?

DC EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Monaco Gives Daytime Confidential a Shout Out and Dirty Soap Sneak Peek!

 


Can't wait to get get wet with E!'s upcoming reality sudser Dirty Soap? Daytime Confidential has your first look at the series everyone can't stop talking about! Get a glimpse inside the real-life dramas of General Hospital'Kelly Monaco (who gives DC a shout out in the clip!) and Kirsten StormsOne Life to Live's Farah Fath and JP Lavoisier; Days of Our Lives' Galen Gering and his wife Jenna and daytime's sexiest real-life couple, DAYS alum Nadia Bjorlin and The Bold and the Beautiful's Brandon Beemer. Watch the clip after the jump, and thanks to Kemo for the plug!

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Kelly Monaco on Why She's Doing Dirty Soap: "We Need Anything and Everything We Can to Save Daytime"

 




General Hospital's Kelly Monaco (Sam) recently did an interview with KTLA, where the soap starlet and Dancing With The Stars alum discussed her reasoning for signing onboard E!'s upcoming docusoap Dirty Soap. Monaco also shared deets about the recent, painful end of an 18-year-old relationship, which will provide fodder for Dirty Soap story arcs. Watch the interview after the jump! READ MORE

Soap Stars Get 'Dirty' For E! Reality Series From Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos!

 




First Prospect Park makes a deal that could save the ABC soaps by taking them online, now comes news that E! has picked up Dirty Soap, the much-buzzed about reality series about soap starlets! From Executive Producers Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Amber Mazzola, the eight-episode series will follow the lives of real life soapers Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Nadia Bjorlin (Days Of Our Lives), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Farah Fath (One Life To Live), JP Lavoisier (One Life To Live), and Galen Gering (Days Of Our Lives). 

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Lorenzo Lamas and Shawna Craig Say "I Do"

Maybe the fifth time will be the charm for Lorenzo Lamas? The former The Bold and the Beautiful star married his fiancée Shawna Craig during a wedding service in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on May 1, according to E! Online. Lamas’ daughter Shayne Lamas tells E!,


"They are both really excited and seem very much in love, so they of course have my blessing"

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Ashley Jones and Vail Bloom Attend QVC Red Carpet Style Party

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones and former The Young and the Restless star Vail Bloom popped up at the QVC Red Carpet Style Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on February 25. One Life to Live guest star Kourtney Kardashian and Glee’s Jessalyn Gilsig were also among the stars that turned out for the bash. Check out photos after the jump.

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