Friday, June 12, 2009

Dr. Katerina Carly Manning Von Lueschner Alamain

ShareGee I'm so glad 3 supercouples left the show to bring back a character that most fans preferred 6 feet under. The Diva absolutely loved the "Carly Buried Alive" storyline mostly because I hated Carly and wanted her to suffer and die. Also the true star of that storyline was Louise Sorel, Vivian Alamain. I loved Louise as Augusta Lockridge on Santa Barbara. The Diva totally cheered Aunt Viv on during the entire storyline. Also, I cheered her on with her pursuit of Victor. Kate/Victor/Vivian triangle totally rocked. And wow, they were all over the age of 40, imagine that!

Speaking of that, does Corday, Tomlin, and Higley know that Crystal Chappell is over 40? The Diva is going to be catty here for a minute, bash me if you will I don't care. I never got the appeal Crystal. I never watched her as the often married woman who switched teams in her 40s on GL. Her face always bugged me. It's too wide. Her eyes are too far apart, and she always looks drowsy. That could be botox, she's admitted to using it. Or it could be just her eyes. She's not thin either. Yes I know she's an emmy winner. But since when did DOOL care about Emmy winners? Peter Reckell is the only nominee the past two years who is still on the show. Everyone else quit or was fired.

Do we really need another "Billie" to break up Bope? Bope is about exciting as a box of rocks. I don't see such a non-excitable actress as CC shaking them up any. She makes me want to take anti-depressants. There's also Dr. McSleazy they can put her with. At least Dan would be dating someone his own age that he didn't fall in love with as patient of his. So basically, she's not his type. lol That would be another awful couple. At this point, I can quite honestly say that Dan, Chloe, or Carly in any relationship with anyone is FF material for me.

Eventually the show is going to have to go gay. All the other soaps going gay are getting massive press. CC already has experience as a kissing lesbian. So maybe Carly is coming back to Salem hitting for a different team. A lot of you guys know her real life hubby was Carly's husband, Lawrence Alamain. So I guess he'll be back soon.

This whole thing makes no sense to me. Without S&K, J&J, or any of the Von Lueschner/Alamains, wth is the point? Who is she going to hang with? The show pretty much got rid of everyone over 40, she won't look right with anyone under 40. I hate when shows bring back characters without really thinking first on who they are going to interact with. Yes I noticed the JER fans are all thrilled with the news, no surprise there. But the show is catering to them anyways.

No, I'm not tuning in for this. I was a naughty Diva and didn't watch the show this week either. I heard the Grace stuff was good. The Diva is not interested in crying spells right now. lol

30 comments:

  1. Well, I hated Carly for being St. Carly, friend to everyone, before Lexie she specialized in everything. Then she knew that Lawrence knew what she looked like, but she let Jennifer think that Lawrence thought she ws Katerina. This lead to Jennifer being raped, Jack, Jennifer, Bo, Shane, Kayla, Julie and Mrs. Horton nearly dying -- I do not include Freakie von Loser Frankie Brady, he fit in with his equally overly perfect, one note sister.

    Back in the day my mother said she always looked constipated, and on the net we called her Gnarly or Camel, since she had that one solitary camel expression.

    Lawrence should have been brought in in 2006, Jack, Jennifer was there and Steve and Kayla returned. They could have investigated, with Bo and Hope, what he did to Steve for all these years -- since he took Steve not Stefano. Also, it could have brought back the fact that Jennifer was raped by him, and that Jack raped Kayla which could have then been discovered by Abigail and Stephanie. Matt having to play Jack reliving the rape would have been fabulous, and Matt always wanted the rape to be part of Jack and not forgotten.

    Though there are polls all the time and for women Missy and Mary Beth get top nods, then Leann and Dee, but I saw few who ever asked for CC's return.

    And she is expensive, but they cannot afford the others. And GL was watched by how many people, and she is that popular to bring over massive numbers of GL people, I do not see it. And if she is there for Bo that will alienate one of the last groups of long time viewers, the B/H fans. And again, I got the impression that CC and PR were that friendly towards each other.

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  2. ITA. DAYS can't afford the talented popular vets they had...but they can afford to bring back a highly-paid actress over 40 whose character hasn't been on since 1993 or so?! The hypocrisy and lies are thick!

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  3. Back when Carly first came on she was only on a short while before I stopped watching Days. I wasn't around for the buried alive stuff. What pisses me off about this is that she is probably getting some really good $$$ especially since her storyline on GL is really hot now, but they couldn't afford to pay the vets that were on. What a crock of shit. And she'll probably be an interloping in Bope, which is the only thing that the HW over at Days knows how to write.

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  4. I never watched CC on GL but I do remember her as Carly. She always seemed to speak in a monotone. I don't care if she is an award winning actress. IMO it was probably the writing that won it for her. I say forget CC. Bring back Thaao, Leann, Stephen and Mary Beth. Use them with some good writing and they'll bring the fans back.

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  5. Also the fact that CBS has four soaps, and many actors who have been acting for years and thus are members of the (Emmy) voting body, so more people to vote for her.

    Diva, it came to me, I might be confusing CC with someone else, but wasn't she recently asked -- after it was announced about GL's demise -- she was asked about returning to DAYS and she said NEVER and was really emphatic about it? Or am I confusing her with someone else?

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  6. Oh, bring back Matt Ashford too, and if she wants Missy. They can borrow Jughead from LOST and go back to 2003 before all the crap happened.

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  7. I did not hear any ex DOOL actor say they wouldn't return. Sorry.

    I'm all for bringing Jughead to Salem right before either of JER's reigns.

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  8. I much prefer 93, then none of Jennifer stuff going crazy, and no Faux Jacks, Tony with Kristen, and being made a fool by John, Tony returns with Anna, not Kristen, no demonic possession. Actually, can we go back and Langan never comes, no return of Dee, because after that many lost out, and instead of Dee return MBE and SN returned, it was only a year after his death. Oh, and none of Jack losing his money, no losing the paper, no Hawk, and instead on J/J's honeymoon, they discover Steve/Hope/Tony on some Island -- where they went, a real location honeymoon, not Universal Studios.

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  9. If you haven't seen CC's work as Olivia Spencer - you really are missing out. She is just excellent. Of course, Olivia is a much different character than Carly. Carly was much more the classic soap heroine type thing - Olivia is not. I'm just hoping CC gets to bring some humor to Carly this time around. She is someone who has chemistry with just about anyone. If you haven't seen her since her first stint on DOOL - then you've missed her development as an actress. She is well worth checking out! Though, I doubt DOOL is worthy of her.

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  10. But they fired three of the shows top actresses DUE TO FINANCES, and then they go crazy on a casting binge, and bring back a character which was never missed, an actress who NEVER appears even on long lists of those fans want back. It shows that TPTB are liars, want to reinvent the show with THEIR people, and are too lazy to do research. That ticks me off.

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  11. No one knows how much she is getting paid. And I think the firings were also due to the fact that these actors were not being written for, why pay them their base if you don't plan on using them. She is a much better actor now than when she was first on DOOL, you have to remember she was just starting out. As for the character I think she is more popular than you think, its just that its been so long who ever thought she'd come back.

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  12. Well, as much as you may hate losing 3 supercouples in order for them to bring Carly back, I bet I hate losing MY supercouple Otalia even more.

    Trust me.

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  13. And, they were not being used not because of no stories, because the hacks did not want to. They could if they wanted to do so, if they listened to the fans. But they did not want the actors and the characters they played. So they did not use them and then lied about why they fired them. They sure are pushing their worthless crap creations and to what a 2.0 ratings.

    And Carly CC was not that loved I wasn't loved. And I think fans will see why the character was hated she was a bore, too perfect and took over the show. And I cannot believe CC's constipated acting has improved that much. Being on a CBS soaps gets awards for the mere fact they have the voting block.

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  14. Instead of making judgements about CC's acting without actually seeing it, you might make a better argument if you actually put some effort into checking out what she has been doing with the Otalia storyline.

    If you aren't moved by the Guiding Light 4/14/09 and 4/15/09 confession episodes, then there's nothing I can do for you.

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  15. Wow, hate on women much? CC's over forty and not thin enough for ya. Hollywood's got impossible standards, encouraged by vapid twits who buy into that culture of self-denial. I think CC is scorching hot. She doesn't look rail thin to me, but then again I don't like seeing people's sternums and such. I like looking at people who are healthy. ITA with 12:09, DOOL is probably unworthy of her.

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  16. Well, look on the bright side if CC is put in a storyline (please no more physic friends,) with PR and KA at least they will be on screen more. I like CC's look and her acting. And having seen her on Days and beyond, I can say if they write for her she will hit it out of the park.

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  17. I doubt that she's getting paid all that much. Times are tough all around, and I understand there had been cuts at GL, too. But even if she IS getting paid well, I think the people looking at the financial side of this are seeing it as a wise investment. I tuned into GL just for the Otalia storyline, and am impressed enough with CC, a realistically (as opposed to the usual rail thin humanoids on many soaps) attractive, hot, over-40 woman, to follow her to DAYS, at least for a bit. And I doubt I am the only one.

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  18. And I think more people are ticked off that their favorites were fired due to finances and then an actress who had only a short run on DAYS is brought back. And again she may have some fans but she was not loved by many, and it is not as though GL has enough fans who watch who will go to DAYS to make up for the disgruntled fans who quit.

    And again, I do not remember any love between CC and Peter, so it will be the same as with Kristian, if the reports are true.

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  19. It's sad seeing people having a hard time separating character from actor - story from real life. There's a thin line between these two dimensions. When we cross that line, everything becomes blurry - instead of becoming objective, we tend to fall into criticisms that leads to nothing positive or worth building upon at all. For instance, attacking Carly and/or not being happy or bothered by her future presence in DOOL is one thing, but aiming at CC and getting personal about her is just way off. An actor acts and Carly is part of that act. Carly was written a "saint" and as a "saint" she could get along with everybody in the story - wasn't that written into her caracter? Wasn't that part of her storylines? Wasn't that what the writers wanted? Who wrote those scripts - CC? Blame the "creative" writers of DOOL for creating a dull, boring Saint Theresa kind of character like Carly - not CC. When a character in a story makes you feel all the things you've described about her [RE Carly], good or bad, and still even after so many years you still feel uncomfortable about her return to Salem, because what is she going to be up to - here's where the true actress actually steps in. She made you believe, feel, and see so many things beyond text. That's what a good actress is all about and CC has done a terrific job! I, for instance, loved DOOL, hated Carly, but watched GL only because of Olivia Spencer.

    As Uta Hagen once said: " More than any other Performing Arts, the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic."

    And last but not least, Botox. Please, do mention how many actors, actresses, plus just plain simple everyday people like you and me, because of their jobs, personal needs or comfort, don't use Botox. She's an actress - it's a job, too. Making harsh or downright unfair judgements based on her physical aspect, doesn't add to anything but pointing fingers directly at those in DOOL who might be using Botox or not as well - and that doesn't do any good.

    Peace!

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  20. Actually, beyond the buried alive s/l, I don't really remember a damn thing about Carly other than the fact that I didn't like her and enjoyed watching her suffer. lol

    I'd rather have actresses on DOOL be CC's weight than KA's. IMHO, she's not better looking than the 3 vet actresses with actual DOOL fanbases, Deidre, Mary Beth, and Leann.

    I understand CC has a lot of GL fans. She's not playing Olivia on DOOL. It's apples to oranges. Does anyone really think that Higley is going to write Carly as an interesting character?

    As far as botox goes, if someone wants to inject themselves with biotoxin, that's up to them. But it does make your eyes droopy. She's admitted to it, good for her for admitting to it. That's all I was saying.

    Who the hell is Uta Hagen, and why should I give a fuck about his opinion? This is my blog, I can comment on whether or not an actor can act. Just like anyone can comment on whether an actor can act in this comment section. At a lot of DOOL boards you cannot comment negatively on someone's acting. I allow fans to do that here without fear of being banned or bashed.

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  21. Uta Hagen was famous for acting and teaching an acting style.

    But my point is again, they say they had to fire the top rung salaried actors due to finances, that the show's budget was cut 40% (or more). Then they go on a hiring frenzy. They create a non-existent Horton-- no way Melissa had a kid she was on the show for years after Pete left, left for about a year returned with no kid, then left in 93. They bring back KaterinaCarly a character which never appears on a list of those characters fans want back in that age group and older. The lists I see are Jack, Jennifer, Steve, Kayla, Shane, Kimberly, Tony, Anna, John, Marlena . It just shows that the lack of respect for those actors who were loyal for years, it shows the lack of respect for what the fans want, it proves they lied and the firings were more about getting rid of vestiges of DAYS to create a new more PASS-SuBe type of soap -- hot bodies, hot sex with no substance, no need to do character studies or research history, just a series of sex scenes and over the top melodrama in the deluded belief that will negate the crap of the rest of the year to get the show an Emmy; the soap industry is not that dumb, they know DAYS is crap, do not respect Corday and thus DAYS or even the deserving actors on DAYS; Tomlin and Dena definitely are not respected members of the soap world, either.

    And how many fans watch GL, and how many are CC fans, or are willing to watch a show like DAYS. It will be another gimmick to get ratings which will bomb. Like his gimmicks to fire favorite actors to get ratings or to kill a child -- and Corday said it was done to get ratings when he fired the cast from 03 through 04, and when he had this baby killing last week; he did not do it for good soap or bother for good writing.

    So, yes, my favorites were fired, treated like dirt, though loyal for decades, CC was barely on the show, and not that popular, Carly was not Bo's main love after Hope that was Billie. Jennifer and Jack are gone the two characters she had a story.

    And thank you Diva for allowing us to criticize acting. They are professionals, they should have talents, and if we do not think they do they should be called for it. It is done all the time by movie and TV and theater reviewers, by restaurant critics, and a person goes has someone fix something in their home and that person is terrible, is that person going to refrain from not telling others the one hired did a bad job, because it might hurt the repairperson's feelings, like hell not. So, soap actors who supposedly were trained and hired for being more talented than someone else should be criticized as well. If they cannot take the heat they do not deserve to be acting, especially if they cannot act.

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  22. I have no problem with people criticizing someones acting. It just seems to me that the actress is being blamed for taking a contract that was freely offered.

    It wasn't like she meet with them a year ago and demanded so much money that they had to fire people. Those people were going to be fired anyway because the idiots in charge decided that they could save money and not lose ratings without them. And appearently they were right. I think that they just wanted to get rid of them and did so, and even if they didn't hire CC and made a huge profit they still woundn't hire them back. Think about from their point of view. Fire 6 highly paid stars hire a bunch of cheap newbies and one semi highly paid star and still save alot of money.

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  23. And CC unlike the fired actors was not loyal to DAYS, nor the DAYS fans. And CC was not that great an actress she had only one expression. And they are even stupider than I know they are if they think CC will save the show. Because GL has had continuously horrible ratings despite CC being on that show. And the fans they alienated are not going to be made up by hiring folks for GL and SuBe and PASS three of the bottom dwellers in the ratings.

    And what are they going to bring back Lawrence without Jack and Jennifer the two people he really had stories with or even John who turned out not to be his brother, or is his brother considering whoever is writing at the time.

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  24. I'm sorry that CC has to come into the show with fans upset,and I realize that isn't her fault but I'm not going to pretend it's ok for the writers and producers of this show to ignore the work put in by the actors that were fired either and I hope she's aware of that. Tomlin has already said that talent is NOT important. With a boss like that, the only thing that matters is the ratings and I don't see that CC has been bringing for GL.

    She could be extremely talented and it's not going to matter because the people running this show couldn't give a damn about quality. Its all about money to them. CC has my pity.

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  25. I don't necessarily think CC is a bad actress really; and while I had some issues with Carly, I'm pretty indifferent to her return, especially as long as Hope's still around. But I think DAYS is making a bad decision with the hiring. They could hire Meryl Streep right now, and I'd think it was a bad decision after what they did with the vets!

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  26. Now, Wally Kurtz is reported by SOD to be returning in August. I actually liked Justin, but come on he is not one of the actors and characters the fans want back. And he is not cheap either, what about Cordays sob story that he did not want to fire the actors but had no choice he was forced to do so because they cut 40% of the budget. But since that time the are bringing in more and more people on a monthly basis and now two actors who played characters who are the ones fans want.

    Also, what happened to the Hortons. I do not mean this non-existent son of the idiot Pete, or the drip Melissa, I mean real Hortons, or if you have to make one up there are numerous Grandchildren of Alice who have not been seen in over 25 years who easily could have kids and it would not be rewriting history. And it would be a BLOOD Horton.

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  27. Oh I don't know, I look forward to seeing CC and KW on DOOL. Right now the only character that get me tune in is Samantha Jean. I can even tune in for Bo and Hope with this crazy storyline. Hopefully the two additions will help PR & KA get a better storyline.

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  28. Thanks for the Wally Kurth info. Is Judi coming back too? I've been telling the Diva Spy Network that the show missed out by not having Wally back when Judi was on. Philip and Brady need someone to kick their asses a little.

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  29. I've been watching some old Carly & Bo clips because I was still real young when she was on but I'm finding her way more enjoyable than I've ever found Marlena and John whether they are together or apart.

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  30. it's pretty wild isn't it, how the Carly character has been brought in and has intersected with almost every storyline AND spread destruction throughout? Destroyed Bo/Hope; shot Mel during the wedding; pretty much screwed up Dan/Chloe; she even is inserted into the Rafe/Sami storyline - just hasn't gotten around to screwing them yet...give her time. The worst character choice ever to bring back ever!

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