Soap Shrink at Sea: On Deck With As the World Turns’ Van Hansis

Thinking Van Fans on Mr. Hansis' sea-going chat: Morgan D. enthuses, "Van is amazing, but we all knew that. But look how much brighter he shines when he is asked INTELLIGENT questions" ... Mary says, "It's always nice to hear an actor be able to really understand his character" ... while Tom confirms, "As someone who has met, and talked to, Van at … [Read more...]

Marlena in New York Magazine

Thinking Fans Comment Update Aug. 15: The judges' hits and misses, according to Dale, Cherry Ames, Purple Haze et al. See Comments below.  _______________  As a longtime soap opera journalist, I was asked by New York Magazine this week to be one of five judges to pick five of the most promising young soap opera stars.  Yes, that's moi, … [Read more...]

Marlena’s Emmy Picks in 2008’s Humpty Dumpty Soap World

By Marlena De Lacroix I'm not overly excited about this week's Daytime Emmys. I could be fluffy and say it's because they moved the ceremony  to L.A. several years ago and I don't get to go and to buy a dress, and to me (I attended here in New York 23 years in a row) the Daytime Emmys was always about The Dress.  But the truth is, daytime drama, … [Read more...]