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Glad to see KA saw the writing on the wall a few years ago and made alternate plans and not only rely on the entertainment BUSINESS.
Wasn't she supposed to be at Bloomingdale's this weekend to launch her jewelry? That's pretty high class! Good for her! And Mary Beth. And Arianne and the others who know just how vulnerable the entertainment industry is.
I'm going to read between the lines of your post and just say that if Deidre made a public appearance at Bloomingdales, they'd have to shut the store down. I think very highly of the other women you mentioned, but I think Deidre is in a different league. That's one of the reasons that the industry is reeling from this. I know, from having read your posts over the past two weeks, that you don't seem to think this is significant in the least, and I'm happy for you that the show will continue with the characters you like. However, I think it's safe to say that many in the industry don't share your preferences, and that's one reason I think Deidre's firing will have a grave impact on the show.
I don't believe the preferences of the "industry" matter much here. Not that anyone took a bullet poll to see what those were. :wink: It's that 18-49 viewer demo that all the advertisers want which pull the most weight. I'm not so sure the industry is "reeling" from this either. That assigns some sort of emotion to the soap media as an entity. However, I give major props to Deidre's publicist in getting this story so much attention -- because the character has been past her hay day on the show for quite a while.

I disagree that Deidre's firing will have a "grave" impact on the show. I see that kind of sentiment coming from her biggest fans, but not necessarily the general audience. She's been off the canvas before, and the show did fine without her. Just as the show did fine when Kristian, Mary Beth, Patsy and Missy left. I don't believe any one individual actor carries that much weight. It's the overall quality of the show that matters most IMO. These days it seems no one is happy with how their favorites are being written.

I know plenty of folks who were surprised about the firings, but they're not particularly upset about it. The DHs haven't had a good story in many years.
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