Blogging With Janet
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jul 29, 2010
Many a Will has come and gone over the years on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, but never has an actor fit the bill so perfectly as Chandler Massey. Blonde haired, blue-eyed Massey really looks like he could be Alison Sweeney's (Sami) son — okay, except for maybe the age thing — and his acting is fueled with the same fire as his TV mom, too.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Mar 18, 2010
GENERAL HOSPITAL appears to have cornered the market on impressive young talent. Day after day I'm blown away by the stellar performance of Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina); particularly during her current abuse storyline.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Dec 23, 2009
Just when I got totally invested in newcomer Tucker McCall, actor William Russ's instant fireworks with Jess Walton (Jill), and the potential for some dynamite storytelling, YOUNG AND RESTLESS pulled a fast one on me: they recast the pivotal role.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Oct 29, 2009
The DAYS OF OUR LIVES wardrobe department really deserves kudos for their adept job at camouflaging actress Arianne Zucker's (Nicole) burgeoning belly. The actress is 7 1/2 months pregnant, but you'd never know it. You can barely tell on screen.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Sep 10, 2009
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jul 28, 2009
There's been an influx of Harmony onto DAYS OF OUR LIVES over the past few months. First, Eric Martsolf, formerly Ethan Winthrop, was given new soap life as John Black's number one son, Brady. Then, leading man Galen Gering, formerly super cop Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, transformed into Salem FBI man Rafe.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jun 18, 2009
The twistedness of the whole Phillip III storyline on YOUNG AND RESTLESS is so crazy and complex that it's hard to follow who's who and what's what. Is the real Phillip dead?
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: May 28, 2009
YOUNG AND RESTLESS owes a major debt of gratitude to ALL MY CHILDREN. It all started back in 1989, when [AMC] fired Peter Bergman (ex-Cliff Warner). Y&R wisely scooped him up to play Jack Abbott. Three Emmy awards later — Bergman won outstanding lead actor honors in 1991, 1992, 2002 — they're still reaping the benefits of landing one of the most premiere talents in daytime.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Apr 20, 2009
Score one for every women scorned out there! Nia Peeples seriously brought down the house with her final performance on YOUNG AND RESTLESS.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Mar 13, 2009
Why does DAYS OF OUR LIVES persist on depicting Lucas as such a clueless fool? Chloe dumped him; then, came running back to him after he was hurt in a explosion, and there were no real questions asked.