Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Where's Vivian's Sugar Daddy?

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So since everything DAYS is going to be in a 1990s time warp this fall with the returns of Carly, Lawrence and Vivian Alamain…why not bring back Vivian’s wealthy husband/butler, Ivan? I would trade the sleep-inducing triangle of Chad/Mia/Will any day for a few scenes with Ivan. He could bring some much needed humor back to DAYS; and frankly how can Vivian Alamain survive without her trusted manservant? Surely he can’t rate too high a paycheck to break the bank.

A few fun facts about Ivan G’vera (Ivan Marais, DAYS):

The Czech actor was on DAYS from 1992 to 1999. At age 18, he fled Czechoslovakia during the Cold War for the United States. He was nominated for the "Outstanding Scene Stealer" Soap Opera Digest Award in 1998. Now, he is a naturalized citizen of the United States. He is slated to appear in the movie, TERMINATOR SALVATION (May 2009) as General Losenko. Previous to that some of his latest credits were HUSBAND FOR HIRE (USA movie, 2008) and CASINO ROYALE (2006).

Also, if you haven’t checked them out already, Louise Sorel has given two great interviews. First, a podcast with BUZZWORTHY RADIO which is worth listening to. She is quite a funny lady and a good storyteller once she has her morning cup of coffee. Also, an interview with SOAPS.COM where she mentions a website breaking the early news that she would be back (hmm...wonder who she was talking about?)

And since we’re bringing back 1990s DAYS stars, there were three others that were prominent during that time. What were their names again? Oh, yes…Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall and Thaao Penghlis. Hey, why not bring them back too?

43 comments:

  1. We need Ivan back ASAP with his Madame to save the snoozefest. The show is really boring.

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  2. Naw, keep Dee and Drake off the show. They cost too much and both sadly are far from talented, wait, they fit in with PASS. Maybe they should come back, Dee's gasping for every emotion and Drake's contorted facial expressions are perfect for the bad writing.

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  3. Drake and Dedra Hall are welcome back but the fans don't to ever see Thaao again. Thaao is nothing but an unprofessional, back stage trouble maker. If he's not sexually harassing young girls like Alison Sweeney - then he's traveling outside U.S. legal jurisdiction to places like Isreal, so he can spill storyline secrets.

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  4. Please, no Deidre and Drake; they're both horrible actors. Thaao, by contrast, is talented but not worth it if he's as unprofessional as reported above.

    An Ivan return would make me an very happy camper.

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  5. Actually, Thaao is a thousand times more popular backstage at DOOL than Alison. Alison's been in need of an attitude adjustment for years. None of the actors like working with her. Austin Peck has said so publicly that he would never work with Alison professionally again ever. Deidre's been known not to be very nice either.

    Thaao did not harass Alison. He asked permission to change the script in advance without her knowing and she flipped out. It was a misunderstanding, and it got resolved. It was in the context of Tony and Sami, not Thaao and Alison.

    Yeah the Israel interview broke online. He was told the interview would be printed after the reveal of Marlena as the serial killer on the show. They did not tell him they were going to put his interview online in advance of the print story. Basically, he got screwed over by the journalist.

    I see that the smear campaign against Thaao is still being brought by the J&M fans. Seriously, get a life. J&M is so yesterday.

    BTW, why would Thaao not be allowed back to the show by the fans? Thaao's been brought back to the show twice since all these false rumors happened. Corday told Thaao he can always come back. Did he say that to Dee and Drake? Seriously, don't believe everything you read online.

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  6. Wow. I haven't watched DAYS since the mid-1990s and haven't kept up with the backstage politics. It sounds like a miserable work environment. I hope the returning 1990s DAYS actors (my reason for tuning in again) are treated well.

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  7. Thank you for setting things right with the facts about Thaao in regards that unfortunate leak and what happened with Alison. It saddens me of the misinformation there is out there that people continue to believe.

    It's great that Ivan G'Vera appears to have kept busy since leaving Days.

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  8. "then he's traveling outside U.S. legal jurisdiction to places like Isreal, so he can spill storyline secrets"

    someone needs to stop displaying the fact that everything they learned about journalism and law they picked up from DOOL.

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  9. lmao! Someone's been watching too many Mickey Horton courtroom scenes.

    Thaao goes to the Middle East every year. He's there now. He frequently travels over DOOL's Christmas break. Last year he went to Sydney over Christmas.

    Actions speak louder than rumors. If there was a problem with Thaao, they would never have asked him back twice. Plus they also tried to bring him back in 2006, only a year after Andre was sent to prison. Thaao's problems with DOOL have to do with bitchy writers (JER) who didn't like him, and bitchy producers (Tomlin) who is a JER wannabe not issues of sexual harassment and leaky journalists.

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  10. Alison Sweeney has no problem with her costars stop the rumors. She is really good friends with Bryan Dattilo, Christie Clarke, Arianne Zucker and Galen Gering.. and Thao doesn't have problems with his costars either.
    The sexual harassment was a rumor about another actor when Alison was much younger (a teenager).

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  11. If Alison's not a problem, then why won't Austin Peck work with her again? He bashed her pretty good in SOD.

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  12. Maybe Austin Peck is the problem ?
    And you know it can always have some tensions when you work with a person all the time but in the end it is all right. Alison was much closer to Patrick Muldoon (first Austin Reed) like Christie Clarke, you can't be pretty good friends with everybody.
    But one thing : when Arianne Zucker came back in 2008 on Days the person she was most exited to work with again was Ali Sweeney !! Sole like she said (Sami/Nicole) so..i can't explain to you better.

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  13. And Austin Peck doesn't work on Days again because his character is not very popular (so not very interesting for Corday) and he is famous for being a pretty bad actor (sorry Austin) with just one expression all over his face in all his scenes (but ok for Corday acting is not the most important). The guy was pretty and his character had enough history for storylines so he stayed a long time.
    But strangely AS was maybe not his favorite costar but it was the costar with which he had the most chemistry (better than with Christie Clarke/Carrie).

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  14. I would love to see a return of Ivan. Days is in serious need of some comic relief. Just love the relationship of Ivan and his Madame. I had completely forgotten they were married now. Wouldn't you love to see Ivan going up against Stefano or Victor when they put the moves on Vivian LOL.

    Oh god is that Thaao story still out there. When are the J/M fans ever going to give it a rest. Corday would take Thaao back in a hearbeat. He has done it numerous times and told Thaao this last time he can always bring him back. Although Thaao will probably tell him to stick it. Corday has no problem with Thaao. They get along fine. It's the writer and producer who couldn't and didn't want to write for him.

    In regards to the Ali harassment story that was done in the context of a script with the characters of Tony and Sami. Thaao did a little ad libbing to add to the scene. Ali took it personaly. As a professional actress you would think she would know the difference.

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  15. Well some certain obessesed Thaao fans are out to distort the truth once again. The undinaiable truth is Thaao slapped Alison on the ass after forcing a kiss on her. The man is a total perv and I've heard all the younger actors are so glad he's gone because he creeped them all out.

    By the way, The Hoochies are very much an online cult... Just a modern day group of Kool-Aid drinking, Charles Manson type followers.

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  16. Well Said, it seems like all the kooks crawl out of the wood work like a bunch of Nazis to defend thier Thaao "Charlie Manson" P. anytime somebody has a negative to say about him.

    It's with little wonder that the Hoochies are the most hated soap fan base of all time.

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  17. As someone who is proud to call herself a Thaao Hoochie, I like to believe that I consider all the facts in regards to rumors about ANYONE before I make my opinion. If I believed Thaao was guilty of what's said in those rumors, I'd be saddened but I would admit it. As it is, I do not believe them.

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  18. "undinaiable" (even when spelled correctly) comes with evidence. Don't see that so far, just innuendo and name calling and from a couple with the same limited vocaublary. And speaking of creepy, and kool-aid, it's funny how comments smearing actors, be it Thaao or anyone else, just naturally pop up the minute someone suggests Deidre and Drake shouldn't come back. I could set a timer and collect bets it's so predictable.

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  19. Um no. The J&M fans are the most hated of all time. The Hoochies get along with practically everyone. There's a lot of J&M fans who are hoochies that refuse to join the J&M fanbase because they are embarrassed to be considered a part of that group. There's no rumors of the Hoochies giving actors black roses and spraying them with weedkiller.

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  20. Thaao asked permission to give Alison a tap on the behind and the kiss. He was given permission to do it. Alison wasn't told, and she flipped out. Thaao was hired back on the show twice since then, so I doubt there's a problem with him.

    The younger actors all look up to Thaao and appreciate his talent. He does hang out with some of them socially.

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  21. Imiss is a pedophileAugust 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    I see that the crazy J&M fans crawled out from under their rock. It has been so peaceful at the message boards lately without having to see those fools post about how much they want to go down on Deidre. Ken Corday got one thing right by firing that broad.

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  22. Still not quite sure how a blog about Ivan turned into a thread bashing and defending Thaao, but I am here for the latter. Ok again TONY slapped SAMI on the ass in the context of a script. Not sure what part of that crazy J/M fans don't get? From what I understand I don't think Thaao wants anything to do with kissing Ali LOL! As for the younger actors freaking out over Thaao it is probably because they know and respect what a great actor he is and know that he will frankly let them know what he thinks of their acting when doing a scene with him. He is a professionaly trained actor and one who doesn't just phone it in and he expects the same from the actors he works with. But honestly I never heard of any of the younger actors saying this at all about Thaao. In fact most every actor on the set was upset to see him go.

    Hmm as for the Hoochies being the most hated fanbase? Ahh sorry but J/M fans get that title. Just ask every other fanbase around. Hoochies were voted most fun bunch at Sony and during a recent fan event many fans were asking how they could become a hoochie and after meeting Thaao understood exactly what we were all about.

    Hoochies Rule!

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  23. Thaao = Charlie Manson? Now I've read everyting.

    Some folks need to get their Marbies and just turn off the computer.

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  24. I don't think it's fair to say ALL the Hoochies are the most hated fanbase out there. When in actuality, there's just one bad apple in the bunch who gives the rest of the Hoochies and Thaao a bad name. She's a nurse who lives in Iowa and has been banned from most every soap message board under the sun because she's a trouble maker with personal issues.

    Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Lee and some of the others close to Thaao haven't considered distancing themselves from her... or perhaps revoke her Hoochie membership.

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  25. I know the hoochie nurse from Iowa for almost 5 years, and she's never been banned anywhere. Seriously crawl your pimply ass back to about.days and leave my friend alone.

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  26. All this stuff about Thaao harassing Alison Sweeney is bull because he's not sexually attracted to women. I know because I've meet Thaao and his handsome African - American boyfriend, one day when they pulled up next to me at the Costo gas pumps. He was a very delightful person to meet.

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  27. David, it's time to get on your meds again.

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  28. I also know this hoochie nurse and she is a true hoochie who was never banned from anywhere. And the poster that said this is the bad apple over at about.com. Seems he wants Thaao as bad as the Hoochies do.

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  29. My name is Eric and I think Thaao is a gorgeous hunk of a man. Too bad he only has eyes for women. The hoochies are my idols.

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  30. Deb Dimera from Iowa is the owner of this board and she is the hoochie who has been banned from most every soap board under the sun. I guess thats why she started this board because she's not wanted anywhere else.

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  31. Sorry Eric but you have been misinformed. My name is Antwone, TP's Homosexual, African-American Lover. T.P. and I have been together for many years and I love him dearly... Even though he gave me Crabs and a V.D. that he got from a Transexual Hooker that he picked up on Sunset Strip.

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  32. No, Deb is not the owner of this blog.

    Days999, seriously, get a fucking life. We know it's you. BTW, your nickname amongst the hoochies is "idiotboy."

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  33. So what, your nickname on most message boards is Kathy Bates from the Steven King movie "Misery". By the way, I heard you were James E. Reilly's inspiration for the AXE murderer lady, Norma on Passions.

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  34. That's the worst trash talk I've ever heard.

    I should have known you're a JER fan. It proves your lack of taste. Go back to the about board and crawl back up in the mod's ass.

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  35. Must be slow at about.com. Is that bias board even still around? Idiotboy what are smoking because nothing you are saying is true. Get your fucking facts straight. You know nothing about Deb or Thaao. For someone that hates Thaao so much you sure spend alot of time obsessing over him. I think I hear the mods calling you over at about. It is time to take your meds.

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  36. You are one sick bastard 999. Go and crawl back under your rock. You have apparently been muzzled over on that pathetic about.com forum(so much for your ass kissing the mod) and now invade over here. You're nothing but a stinking, pathetic troll. Yeah, it is time to get back under your rock and stay there.

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  37. If I were Thaao I would be afraid that Deb might try to pull a "Kathy Bates" and kidnap me. Then tie me to a bed and break my legs with a sledge hammer, so I couldn't escape from her deranged nasty ass.

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  38. God help any patient who depends on that cold hearted, venomous, rattlesnake to be thier nurse.

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  39. idiotboy is my bitchAugust 9, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Don't you have a job or something? Why are you so obsessed with Deb? She doesn't post here. Don't be such a wuss. Go sign up at Beanie's and insult Deb there. See how long you'll last with a real mod.

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  40. Knowing Deb, if she had Thaao she would not break his legs. He would need them, and often.**winkwink**

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  41. I deleted a comment from the crazy stalker from about.days. Get a fucking life.

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  42. Oh, you deleted a comment by a poster??? Well that reeks of INTERNET FASCISM.

    Let me refresh your memory about your Mission Statement...
    "This blog is a place for others to comment uncensored. The Diva did not delete any comments, not even the sexist ones."
    --- The NON Diva's own words.

    You're nothing but a hate filled, fucking hypocrite !

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  43. LOLOLOL. GOod times. HAHAHA.

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