DC #818: Varni-gate

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Daytime Confidential

Daytime Confidential

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Sara Bibel, Mike Jubinville and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Liam’s amnesia storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful is a cartoon. The soap could have told the same story much more cleverly. Is Katie becoming a drunk?

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Days of Our Lives is renewed for a 51st season. Jamey serves tea about renewal negotiations. The DC gang shares the one thing each of them would like to see improved. Could Chandler Massey (ex-Will) be returning to DAYS and should he fire his publicist?

RELATED: Chandler Massey's PR Rep Fuels DAYS Return Rumors With Cryptic Tweet

Ron Carlivati wins the Writers Guild of America Award for General Hospital. GH and Rebecca Herbst reach an impasse during contract negotiations. Days of Our Lives is interested in bringing her to the NBC soap. 

RELATED: Ron Carlivati and 2015 General Hospital Writing Team Win Writers Guild of America Award

Why is Nathan Varni privately messaging General Hospital fans about Herbst’s contract negotiations? What happened to soap executives telling fans “no comment?” More importantly, why is Vicki Dummer allowing Varni's behavior

RELATEDWhy is Vicki Dummer Allowing Her Current Series Executive to Privately Message GH Fans About Actor Negotiations?

Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman are ripping off their  The Young and the Restless storyline centered on Kay's will. Now it's GH's Laura Spencer's turn to wonder about what Helena left behind.  

Melodie is loving Stacy Haiduk’s performance as Patty Williams. Doug Davidson always brings the tears as Paul Williams. Is Jason Thompson’s Billy bringing out the Phyllis in Gina Tognoni? Does anyone want to see a romantic pairing between Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Dr. Neville (Michael E. Knight)?

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.