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|Matt||Nov 15 2009, 01:54 PM|
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WHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE: THE BEST AND WORST OFF-CAMERA|
BIGGEST STINK ABOUT A STORY LINE
GENERAL HOSPITAL fans were outraged by the insensitive way the show handled Holly's death. GH made up for the error in judgment later, but before the tender good-bye aired, viewers lit up switchboards with their complaints.
MOST IMPRESSIVE FILM PERFORMANCE
Robin Wright is charming as the beleaguered Kelly Capwell on SANTA BARBARA. But Kelly's problems couldn't compare to those of Buttercup, the fairy-tale heroine Wright played so enchantingly and to critical acclaim in the film, The Princess Bride.
MOST HEATED POWER PLAY
In the heat of a battle for creative control of SANTA BARBARA, co-creator Bridget Dobson reportedly was not allowed on the SB set. The issue involved the interpretation of Dobson's contract with the show.
What really happened the day THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS's Brenda Dickson (ex-Jill) walked off the Y&R set for good? Dickson released a list of grievances to the press concerning Y&R's mistreatment of her. CBS issued a more restrained statement. Those on the scene were diplomatically silent. Was Dickson difficult to work with, or was she unjustly fired? The answer depended on the source.
MOST SCANDALOUS DIVORCE
Joan Collins's tumultuous DYNASTY affairs were mild compared to her real-life divorce from cash-hungry Peter Holm, who took Collins to court but not to the cleaners. Holms's outrageous alimony demands and tacky publicity stunts made the tabloids but the court ruled in Collins's favor.
MOST CURIOUS NEW TREND
A bride adopting her husband's surname is traditional. But changing her first name, if it's Deborah, is a baffling new development. CAPITOL's Deborah Mullowney (ex-Sloane) married James Farentino. Credits for her new show, HOOPERMAN, advised viewers that her new name was Debrah (no "o") Farentino. Deborah Morehart (ex-Robin) went even further after marrying ALL MY CHILDREN co-star Michael Tylo (Matt). These days she's known as Hunter Tylo. Catchy, but why?
New York's Lincoln Center provided an imposing backdrop for GUIDING LIGHT's elegant fiftieth anniversary party. The affir was a fitting tribute to an enduring show.
WORST FASHION DISASTER
ANOTHER WORLD's Linda Dano (Felicia) was all set to unveil her new line of clothing last fall when a warehouse fire consumed some of her creations. All was not lost, but the show was postponed.
MOST FAMILIAR WEDDING DRESS
Kristian Alfonso (ex-Hope, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) wore something borrowed in her real-life wedding -- her dress. Actually, the gown, which she wore in her on-screen wedding to Peter Reckell (Bo), was a gift from DAYS.
WORST TIMING FOR A BREAKUP
The sparks that flew between FALCON CREST's Lorenzo Lamas (Lance) and Robin Greer (Dina) ignited offscreen, too. Before long the stunning couple announced their engagement. But when the wedding was off, so was Robin, who in an unfortunate coincidence found herself written out of the show.
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