Blogging With Janet
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jun 3, 2008
I tuned into GENERAL HOSPITAL the other day and was pained to see sweet, angelic, fill-in-your-own-adoring-adjective Nikolas spending time with mafia slut Claudia Zacchara. Surely, this cannot be the pairing of the future?
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: May 20, 2008
YOUNG AND RESTLESS has always been a cutting edge show — timely storylines, crisp dialogue, impeccable wardrobe, and, above all, lively, up-to-date sets.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: May 6, 2008
After a couple of years of sputtering about and losing its focus, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS appears headed for a resurgence now that Maria Arena Bell has taken over the reins, and one character benefitting from the change is Jill Abbott.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Apr 29, 2008
I really hate it when writers try to shove a soap couple down my throat and will more often than not absolutely rebel against it, just because I can. For that reason as much as I adore Brandon Barash as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Johnny Be Bad, I'm not a Johnny/Lulu fan. Why?
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Apr 24, 2008
Despite the thousands of stories I've written on actors over the years I have to admit receiving a phone call or note to say thank you happens rarely. Sure, you always hear about it when a performer doesn't like something the magazine has written. And there have been numerous times I've had to say, "I'm sorry," for an article I've honestly had no part in. If only saying "you're welcome" to a performer's "thank you" happened nearly as often.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Apr 15, 2008
Interviewing Drake Hogestyn (John, Days of our Lives), be it in person or via the phone, is always easy and fun. There's no pulling teeth to get good quotes out of him.