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By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Jan 15, 2009
Some days are crazier than others at the Digest, and yesterday being our weekly closing day, I revisited this blog entry multiple times before finishing it. What were my distractions, you ask? First, a call from the folks at Radio Disney, who are helping to hook us up with some big-name talent for Digest's and Weekly's shared venture, Pixie.
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Jan 14, 2009
I am mixed with excitement and disappointment as I anticipate Sunday's premiere of the final season of THE L WORD. This Showtime series, now in its sixth season, is about as soapy as it is risqué, and I strongly urge soap fans to check it out if they can. It focuses on a community of fabulously diverse and successful lesbians, all with their own lovable personality quirks and separate challenges.
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Jan 7, 2009
In the 1/6 issue of Digest, we asked actors what their New Year's resolutions are and what their characters' would be, and while I can think of a few for ONE LIFE TO LIVE's writers (e.g., hold off on any baby switches, custody hearings, kidnappings and paternity disputes for a while), I can't say I've made any resolutions for myself. Something I like to do instead is make a little list I call, "Highlights And Lowlights," so in honor of 2008 reaching its completion, here are a few things I got to experience as a Digest editor. The highlights list could go on, but trust me, those five lowlights were the only lows.
Highlights of Working at Soap Opera Digest in 2008
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Dec 24, 2008
Santa came early this year in my house! On a snowy day last week, the cable gods bestowed upon us a satellite dish at an insanely affordable price, and it's amazing. I've been reintroduced to the wonders of Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, just in time for all those heartwarming holiday movies, and having SOAPnet at home, which allows me to catch up on the early years of ONE TREE HILL and the ALL MY CHILDREN episodes I missed while watching YOUNG AND RESTLESS and BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL here. But the greatest gift of all was three hours of THE HILLS on Monday.
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Dec 17, 2008
Wasn't today's Christmas episode on ONE LIFE TO LIVE kind of bizarre? It was just very different from the usual holiday fare, although a departure from the norm is certainly not a bad thing in a genre that has as many recycled plots as it does.
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Dec 10, 2008
While having an enlightening conversation with my co-workers Erika Martinez and Elaine Flores, we decided that there must be soaps in heaven, and our moms are watching them (hopefully together, even if they don't know each other).
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Dec 3, 2008
Now that Christmas is creeping up, it's time to make that list and check it twice. If iPods didn't break on a yearly basis, I'd probably be asking for something else this year, but now that I've vowed to ditch the bus and walk to my subway in the morning, I'm going to need some tunes! In an upcoming issue of Digest, we ask stars what they hope to find under their tree, but what if we could ask their characters the same question? I think it would go something like this:
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Nov 6, 2008
Hey, soap fans! Sorry I am a tad late with my blog this week. I've been busy getting busy while my daughter is about to give birth to the grandchild I plan to steal. Oh, wait, that's OLTL's idiotic Todd, who I just don't feel sorry for. Ever.
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Oct 29, 2008
Monday's Feast With Famous Faces event was so yummy it made me want to dance with joy, just like the High School Musical kids in that Sara Lee commercial that's been running incessantly in the afternoon. I was going to blog about the feast, but you know the drill — good food, good-looking stars — so instead I've compiled a special list for soap watchers who don't "zizz" through the commercials, as my mom used to say. Here is my Top 5 Commercial Jingles Implanted In My Brain From Watching Soaps. (Note that some of these are no longer airing due to false advertising.) Feel free to add your own in the comments section!
By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Oct 22, 2008
After watching all this pre-wedding madness on GENERAL HOSPITAL, I’m wondering why Patrick and Robin have to get married, like, this very second. For the last two years they’ve been taking their sweet time making a commitment and even when Robin found herself accidentally pregnant by him, they still couldn’t reach an agreement on how to proceed.