Soap Opera Weekly Editor Carolyn Hinsey Fired

Breaking: Carolyn Hinsey, editor of Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest, was just fired, we're told. Hinsey is described to us as "a truly malicious, horrible human being." If true, then more of you must have stories!

Update: "Budgetary" reasons is one excuse being thrown around, which would mean SOW would have to replace Hinsey with somebody less experienced (read: cheaper) for that to pan out. Other possibilities for her removal? Numerous HR problems and complaints about Hinsey, who's said to be "a yeller and screamer" and a "bully." "Anger management classes were mentioned several years ago," says one well-informed source.

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Comments (2,032)

No. 1 Anna Devane says:

Yeah, probably both reasons are true, but more the latter. Everything you wrote about her is true. I'm sure there is much celebrating at the Digest/Weekly offices now (pizza lunch?! cupcakes?) - and among those who survived Hinsey and found better jobs elsewhere.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm
No. 2 Victor Newman says:

If you think I'm trouble, she made me look like Mr. Rogers in comparison!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm
No. 3 Scotty Baldwin says:

Anna Devane? Nice, love that reference. So working there's a real-life soap opera, huh?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 4 Bo Buchanan says:

Not only was she hell on wheels with the staff she abused (I can't tell you HOW many good, talented individuals SOW and SOD chewed through over the years because no one could stand to work with her), but she was also persona-non-grata with half the soap world.

For every actor she would brag about being BFFs with (and she LOVES to name drop) there would be at least 2 who hated her and refused to work with her. Even half the actors she claimed as "friends" couldn't stand her, and talked about her behind her back. They only made nice to her for professional and political reasons because she was head of the soap mag. But she was too narcissistic to know - or care.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:44 pm
No. 5 Anna Devane says:

You are correct, Mr. Mustache. And yes, Scotty, kind of like a soap, except instead of fear being instilled by Gloria Monty's clicking heels, it was Hinsey's booming voice.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
No. 6 Charita Bauer says:

Every nasty story you ever heard about Carolyn is probably true. She drove out everyone at Digest or Weekly who had talent (you can't do that without support from the top, however).

The "Big C" — as some referred to her as — was an ABC gal; she didn't even know who Charita Bauer was when it came time to do a GL anniversary issue.

She had rules for herself and she had rules for her staff — totally the opposite.

She stomped around on one set, acting like the actors were all her BFFs. They weren't. One stood behind her waving his arms at a publicst as if to say "Get rid of her!"

She had/has an obsession with one actress on a top-rated soap and always wrote about her in flattering ways. She REFUSED to write about a recast once because she "took" her "friend's" job.


She was very sensitive about her weight and size. Somebody made an on-air crack about her girth once and that person was "dead to her."

And when it came to the Digest awards, she steamrolled over other editors' choices so she could get her "friends" on the ballot.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm
No. 7 Stephanie Forrester says:

It WAS a real soap opera, but now the villain has been axed! that means no more apologizing for the big boss. won't that be exciting!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm
No. 8 Zenlover says:

About damn time! She trashed Kendall beyond all imagination & reason & then made all kinds of over the top insidious remarks that were entirely inappropriate. Good riddance & don't let the door hit ya!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:58 pm
No. 9 Charita Bauer says:

Oh, and if you don't agree with anything posted here, Carolyn, don't give it another thought.


It is, after all, ONLY OUR OPINION!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 2:59 pm
No. 10 Eric Faison says:

You people need to go out and try to remember where you left your lives. This shit is PATHETIC.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm
No. 11 Charita Bauer says:

And, yet, Eric, here YOU are posting.

Care for a cookie, dear? There are a few left in the Digest conference room.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm
No. 12 Stephanie Forrester says:

No, what's pathetic is how long it took for the PTB to sack that woman. I just never got why anyone would want a bulldog like her as the face, let alone voice, of the company!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:08 pm
No. 13 Eric Faison says:

Charita, are we fighting? :(

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm
No. 14 Charita Bauer says:

No, dear.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm
No. 15 Eric Faison says:

Good :)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:12 pm
No. 16 hatecarolynsomuch says:

I wasn't even going to comment, because after leaving Digest years ago because of the most evil woman who has ever lived on this planet — her name is Carolyn Hinsey, in case you didn't know it by now — I thought to myself: SHE WAS FIRED! KARMA HAS PREVAILED. WHY BOTHER TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS? THE WORLD IS NOW AT PEACE! But then I just had to shout it from the rooftops, to let others who have shared my grief know that they are not alone. I could write a novella (as I'm share we all can) at the humiliation most of us felt because she was so insecure about her gargantuan size that she felt the need to treat us like dirt on the floor. I don't even care that these might be run-on sentences. I am typing so fast at the exhiliration I am feeling today that after all these years, justice has been served. Granted, years and years and years too late — oh, Lynn Leahey and her blind eyes; nothing like wanting to come out looking like the good cop when everyone knew differently — but justice nonetheless. And if anyone comments disputing anything I've just said, it's just because they've been brainwashed to think that Ms. Hinsey actually has a career in journalism ahead of her and may just get them a job! A job at Blondie's perhaps, where I'm sure the wait staff hates her as well.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm
No. 17 The Wicked Witch Is Gone! says:

HateCarolynSoMuch, now's a good a time as any to point out that Carolyn's an owner or part owner of "Blondie's" bar and she would often promote the place in Weekly — but I don't think she ever mentioned the conflict of interest.

The least of her sins.

And you're right about Leahey's blurred vision. No teacher can abuse the student body if the principal's not looking the other way.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 18 RotInHell says:

Lynn Leahey is as much or even more to blame for Hinsey's treatment of others because Lynn Leahey ALLOWED IT with WIDE OPEN EYES!!!!!!!!! She should be the next to be shown the door!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 19 astitchintime says:

I'll always remember, back in the days when the SOD offices were in Chelsea, Ms. Hinsey would actually ride the elevator with her checkbook open, not even balancing it, so we could all see the tens of thousand of dollars listed. Pathetic.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm
No. 20 Eric Faison says:

Being someone who has a job, and I'm assuming you all do to, maybe you shouldn't hold on to so much hostility for someone who is not even in your life anymore. And don't talk about Lynn. Thats a fine, fine lady and I just can't have it.

P.S - I love you all.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm
No. 21 RotInHell says:

Karma is a BITCH … so is Hinsey!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm
No. 22 The Wicked Witch Is Gone! says:

Eric, I take it you've never worked for Lynn or Carolyn, have you?

Keep an open mind.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm
No. 23 Cesar Faison says:

Eric, are you my longlost son?

The article was right. Carolyn was a tyrant and a bully. Eric, I assume you had a good working relationship with her, which I respect, but please respect the fact that 99.99% of those who worked with/for her did NOT, and through absolutely NO fault of their own.

Her hostility and rage caused more staffers to pop xanax and go into therapy. It was a crime how she was allowed and enabled to literally give people ulcers and panic attacks. She should have been handled YEARS ago….that is the real travesty.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm
No. 24 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Oh, you are so wrong, Eric. Carolyn IS in my life. Every now and then, I will have a NIGHTMARE — truly — about her. I wake up sweating at the thought that I actually came in contact with her again. I actually dream sometimes that I am back at Digest and she is torturing me once morea. As for Lynn, if you think she's a fine, fine lady, please find someone to help you with that wool that seems to be over your eyes. But on another note: What scares me is that knowing Carolyn as I did, she is probably reading these posts. And unlike most of us — with hearts and souls — who would shudder if these horrific things were said about them, Carolyn is most likely smiling.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm
No. 25 RotInHell says:

Maybe she can finally get her dream job with the FDNY …

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm
No. 26 Lina says:

OF COURSE if she trashed the Queen Kendull then she should be gone.GOD FORBID someone speaks out against Queen Kendull.

It's not like we have world peace now that she's been fired, people are making TOO MUCH out of it.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm
No. 27 Eric Faison says:

Actually, Wicked, I worked for both of them.

Cesar - Daddy? The thing is, I don't ever see letting ANYONE drive me in to therapy or having a panic attack. I'm the master of my domain.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:37 pm
No. 28 The Wicked Witch Is Gone! says:

RotInHell, you're right about her fondness for fireman.

She wrote favorably about Victor giving Nikki the 'fireman's carry' up the stairs one time as the mustache literally swept Nikki off her feet.

It'd take the whole team at Ladder 49 to do that to her.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:38 pm
No. 29 TuckWadkins says:

Anyone want to guess that Eric Faisons real initials are ML?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:38 pm
No. 30 RotInHell says:

Hey Wicked, I think Hinsey has already DONE the entire team at Ladder 49

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm
No. 31 Eric Faison says:

Tuck, if by ML you mean EF, your totally right.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm
No. 32 The Wicked Witch Is Gone! says:

Eric, if you worked for both of them name some nice things that either of them did for people?

Can you explain the mass exodus of editors who've left those magazines over the years?

Clearly, we've all had different experiences than you have.

I can respect that you had a different encouter, but please don't deny what the rest of us experienced.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm
No. 33 Eric Faison says:

Uh, they gave me a job. I thought that was REALLY nice.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 34 Firemans Hose says:

Lynn is as much to blame for the years of misery and damage
Carolyn inflicted on people and the magazines. Criminal.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 35 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Eric couldn't have been an editor. In his last post, his use of your should have been you're.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 36 SOAP08 says:

I know for a fact Eric worked at Digest/Weekly. I did as well for many years before moving on by my own volition.
CH was polarizing to say the least. That said, if she liked you all was fine in the world. She was fair and friendly to those she liked. I was fortunate enough to say she liked me. It wasn't a horrible place all the time.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm
No. 37 Eric Faison says:

HA HA HA HA!!!! hatescarolynsomuch, your my kind of people.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm
No. 38 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Please spread the word to any colleagues who may have worked with Carolyn and Lynn. There could very well be a record number of horrific tales of mistreatment of employees by these two by day's end.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm
No. 39 Stephanie Forrester says:

Eric, i just don't believe you've never seen an email from CH in your cue and thought, as your shoulders inched closer to your ears, "Ah, shiat, what abuse awaits me now?" Frankly, I'd never let anyone drive me to therapy either and am positive to a fault. I would normally be HORRIFIED by this rant-a-thon, but not this time. Because what kind of boss regularly has staff members crying? Or screaming? Or HIDING! and likes it? what kind of editor is the ONLY person on staff that doesn't bother even emailing,let alone calling, to say goodbye to a great employee who is leaving?

and what kind of boss of bosses allowed this woman to spread her reign of horror over an entire industry?

I'm sorry, I support this rant. and i support this axing!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 3:55 pm
No. 40 RotInHell says:

That BITCH Editor at SOD also treats that staff like SHIT … however she uses her 2 dozen baked cupcakes as a smoke-screen for how "nice" she is … BARF!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm
No. 41 Eric Faison says:

I love a good rant just as much as the next guy. The minute you boss is making you scream or cry, its time to rethink you situation. Not to make light of anyones pain, but where would you hide? That's hardcore.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm
No. 42 CH isnotthatbad says:

I'm behind Eric 110%. C had her moments as we have all experienced first hand, but she was cool to me.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm
No. 43 Eric Faison says:

RotInHell, you have taken it too far. Those cupcakes are AMAZING!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm
No. 44 SOAP08 says:

I agree. You have taken it too far. The cupcakes are so damn good. They are amazing.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:10 pm
No. 45 "Lynn L." says:

Dear Readers,

It's always a great release when a soap opera villain or villainess gets what's coming to them! Remember Roger Thorpe falling to (what we thought) was his death on GL? How about when Marlena pumped lead into Stefano on DAYS? Or when DALLAS' Jamie Ewing smashed a whipped cream dessert into Cliff Barnes' face for being such an ass?

Well, someone at Soap Opera Weekly got her 'just desserts' today! The company canned Carolyn Hinsey, known to readers as the writer of the popular "It's Only My Opinion" column and to current and past editors of SOD and SPW as "that crazy bitch, who's ruining my life."

This non-sweeps moment caught many by surprise. (Especially Carolyn!)But not me. Now, ingenues that weigh under 175 lbs. will get a break in the magazine and head writers and network executives won't live in fear that their assistants will buzz them and say, "It's Carolyn. She wants to have drinks at Blondie's!"

Alas, Roger and Cliff are gone now, but perhaps someday Carolyn, like Stefano, will come bursting out of Marlena's amoire and scare the shit out of all of us!

In the meantime, dear readers, savor this moment, and turn to crinkly page 118 and read our answer to a question about how many actors played SANTA BARBARA's C.C. Capwell. (Two friends have a steak dinner riding on it!)

The answer may surprise you (Lloyd Bochner?) But, fortunately, there was only one Carolyn!

"Lynn L."
Editorial Director

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm
No. 46 Sonny Corinthos says:

::mumble stutter pause:: she….was…ok yaKnoWhatI uhhh mean.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm
No. 47 Vindicated says:

She is a pig and a hack. Good riddance!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm
No. 48 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Carolyn must be thrilled to know that several former Digest and Weekly employees are currently planning a celebratory lunch in her honor…or should I say her disgrace. To recap the horrors of knowing the most vile human ever born over some nice Pinot Grigio is a date I am so looking forward to!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm
No. 49 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Come on, Carolyn haters! Find your former colleagues. After years of living her life as the most evil, most hated woman in all the world, we can't stop now. There must be years and years of stories of torment to tell!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:25 pm
No. 50 Mary says:

I hope this isn't true. I think she is a good soap journalist and I always enjoyed reading her columns and interviews, even when I disagreed with her.

P.S. Some of the comments here are nasty. What does her weight have to do with it? If she is truly as evil as people here claim, why sink to that level? It makes you just as bad in my opinion.


Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:29 pm
No. 51 Smoky the Cow says:

Didn't she get into a shoving match at the Weekly with someone in art? "You wanna piece of me?"

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm
No. 52 RotInHell says:

Sadddam Hussein was angelic compared to CH

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:38 pm
No. 53 hatecarolynsomuch says:

No one referred to her weight at all. I'm quite sure that she is the proper weight for her 11 foot height!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm
No. 54 Irna Phillips says:

Mary (#50) it's ALL true.

Not many are taking swipes are her ability to write — no one ran a transcript better with an intro and a closing better than Carolyn.

Seriously, we are people who worked with/for her and we're saying she was a horrible, horrible person/boss.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 55 Victor Kiriakis says:

You little sluts should count your blessings that none of you work in fashion.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 56 Mason Capwell says:

I found this on the Daytime Confidential board. Seems as those some of the Weekly readers hated Carolyn as much as some of the current and former staff:


from DS9Sisko:

"If this is true, I must ask what in heaven's name have I and soap fans around the globe done to deserve such a wealth of sudsy blessings recently????

The fact of the matter is that Hinsey turned Soap Opera Weekly (which I have read religiously since its inception…at newsstand prices) into a fashion obsessed, rumor mongering, spoilerific bit of yellow journalism that barely managed to remain credible despite itself.

First, let me give a bit of credit where it is justly due. Hinsey did allow some readers who disagreed with her some space to rebut her in SOW. She also helped bring attention in the pages of SOW to some of prime time's best soaps/series including Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, and, yeah, Grey's Lobotomy…er, Anatomy. I have also found myself in agreement with Hinsey on some issues, like overzealous fans and the occasional specific opinion about this show or that storyline. Most importantly, after her most recent foray into trying to compete with OK! and US magazines, she (or somebody) recently returned more of a focus on soaps to the pages of the magazine.

But I have nothing but contempt for the way she helped turn one of the most respected soap publications into a little more than reflection of her own ego. While SOW's news and previews have been mostly solid, Hinsey long ago jettisoned the high journalistic standards set by Mimi Torchin and mostly maintained by Torchin's successors. I do not believe I ever saw as many retractions, clarifications or corrections from previous regimes as I did under Hinsey's. Long gone have been constructive and intellectual criticisms of the shows, only to be replaced by non-stop harangues that can be found on any Internet soap board including the ridiculous "Rage Page" that is dedicated to what people hate about their soaps without equal time given to what people love about their soaps.

Soap Opera Weekly used to have a substantial number of interviews with the biggest soap stars, working producers and head writers. But that has been replaced by asinine features like "Double Take" where you're supposed to spot the 10 differences in Photoshopped pictures taken from a soap scene, which is something I used to do in second grade with Weekly Reader. And, most offensive of all for this daytime fan, Carolyn's interviews with various soap celebs invariably have been more about what she wanted and didn't want to see as a fan as opposed to a credible soap journalist trying to gain insight into these people and various aspects of the genre.

And that has been the true problem with SOW for the last couple of years. SOW has become a reflection of Carolyn's "It's Only My Opinion" column in sister mag Soap Opera Digest that more often than not has belittled the very genre and industry it has covered rather than reporting soap opera news and providing critical insight into the shows and stories both negative AND positive. It is for this latter reason that Lynn Leahy, editor of SOD, has run rings around Hinsey as an editor and made SOD a much more insightful and credible publication than SOW.

When it comes to daytime drama journalism — now more than ever as the genre struggles to remain relevant and even on the air — there is a need for champions, impartial observers, and fair minded critics. Not frenemies like Carolyn Hinsey, whose editorial efforts at SOW have been as detrimental to the genre as any budget cutting producer, mob-obsessed head writers, or disgusted viewers.

I really hope this news is true. After all…it's only my opinion."

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 6:50 pm
No. 57 The Harmony PD says:

There is justice in the world! After trashing Passions mercilessly for 9 years, she is canned on the last day Passions is on the air.

Tabitha has had her vengeance! Say hello to the boys in the basement for us!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 7:06 pm
No. 58 Rachel Gannon says:

Congrats to those of you who worked with her and have been vindicated. I know what it's like to work for a really sucky boss. I wish I could buy a case of champagne for you.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 7:17 pm
No. 59 David Vickers says:

I wonder if her "husband" Frank Valentini will withhold OLTL news in protest?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm
No. 60 Stephanie Forrester says:

I've already had one colleague ask about hiring her! I forwarded her to this thread.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm
No. 61 Sally Spectra says:

Oh wow. I've never worked for the woman, but it's clear to me, that she's a b*tch on wheels. This blog has been very entertaining. Off to see what her former readers thoughts about the news.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 7:53 pm
No. 62 It's Only My Opinion says:

*I'm back from my three martini lunch at Blondies. Did you miss me?

*Kim Zimmer, Michelle Stafford, Cady McLain, Jeanne Cooper and I had a fabulous Ladies Who Lunch yesterday. Since Jeanne won the Emmy back in June, she was paying, so I had the surf and turf and creme brule. Lots of laughs and naughty stories were told, but I, of course, would never repeat them here. Wouldn't want to spoil your enjoyment of a show to know that an actor is hooked on meth and was arrested on the set in front of the entire cast for dealing drugs.

*On AMC, Thorston Kaye is the greatest actor ever to grace that show. He brings such class to every scene he's in. Despite being saddled with a snoozer of a storyline, he plays the throughline in every scene and you can always tell he's lusting after Erica.

*My husband Frank Valentini should get a statue in Central Park for the great things he does at OLTL. That show is on fire and its all due to Frank's genius.

*Even thought I often have to rewind the scene and turn up the volume to make sure I understand what Sonny is saying on GH, Maurice Bernard has to be the second greatest actor in daytimne, after Thorsten Kay.

*My pals Cameron Matheson and Ricky Paull Goldin are flying to Europe for the weekend and promised to bring me back some Belgian chocolates and French perfume. I told them to forget the perfume and double up on the chocolates. I asked Thosten Kaye to weigh in on this issue and he says he always prefers a pint of Guiness instead.

* A lot of readers have been *spamming* me about the state of Kim Zimmer's wardrobe on GL. As you know, I always ignore people who spam me, but did ask Thorsten Kaye to weigh in on the issue. He says, "Before long, she'll be able to fit into the 52 Regular suits I wear on AMC."

*Next week, we'll have an exclusive interview with Thorsten Kaye about what he thinks of the TV series Deal or No Deal. So make sure you buy it.

* Excuse me for a minute. My boss just called me into his office, no doubt to ask me to mentor some of the young 'uns here at the Digest offices.





Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm
No. 63 Sheila Carter says:

CH is the only woman even I wouldn't mess with. Wonder what she will do now?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm
No. 64 Anna Devane says:

That's funny Victor K (no. 55) because when I saw The Devil Wears Prada I remarked, "Oh, look, a nice Carolyn Hinsey."

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:16 pm
No. 65 Tracy Quartermaine says:

Now that CH has been fired, it's nice to know there's some capable of replacing me on General Hospital. (Don't forget - Tracy was originally a blonde!)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:19 pm
No. 66 Tabitha Lenox says:

Hells bells, my friends in the basement finally came through for me this time….ding, dong, the BLOND witch is "dead."

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:21 pm
No. 67 Anna Devane says:

Bring back Mimi Torchin!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:25 pm
No. 68 Iris Carrington Cory says:

How dreadful that Ms. Hinsey lost her job today.

Bitches like us are ALWAYS misunderstood.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm
No. 69 Wanda Webb says:

I will say this about her…





Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm
No. 70 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Are you still reading these posts, Carolyn? Now you must have known you were hated — not even you are that stupid. But did you have any idea that you could very possibly be more hated than any woman who has ever lived. More than Leona Helmsley. More than Eva Braun. More than… But like I said before, sad sad Carolyn Hinsey is most likely reading this and smiling still.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 8:52 pm
No. 71 carlo hesser says:

Trust me, this woman was EVIL. 15 years ago when i was just starting out as a writer I was interviewed by carolyn and lynne for a job and they suggested that perhaps, since i was so new to writing for soap mags (freelance at the time) that i should 'pitch' them 15-20 story ideas for the mag so they could get a sense of my knowledge of the genre. I did just that, and never heard back. I called to follow up but my one call to each of them was never returned so i just sent a thank you note for the meeting and moved on. THREE WEEKS LATER TWO OF THOSE FULLY-FLESHED OUT STORY IDEAS RAN IN THE MAGAZINE WITHOUT MY BYLINE. As the weeks passed TWELVE of the twenty stories i pitched ran in the mag. When i called again and got carolyn on the phone i said, VERY NICELY, "i just wanted to follow-up because obviously you liked my ideas because they ran in the magazine so is there any chance i could freelance for you in the future?" She FLIPPED out and said I was implying i was going to sue them and that "i'd just burned every bridge in the soap industry" a few years later, i was covering a CHARITY event for another magazine and carolyn had me and several other rival mag reporters ejected from the event so SOD had an exclusive. It was insane. She got away with MURDER and the whole industry let her. Good riddance you monster!!!! :)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:33 pm
No. 72 Helen says:

Hinsey a journalist? I can't imagine anyone really believes that. It's been over 4 years since I worked there and I still cringe at what a hateful, ignorant and twisted person she was and, clearly, still is. Hope an audit of her expense reports are next - maybe that's what's bringing the company down. Pity her next prey - shit like her tends to float.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm
No. 73 Megan Gordon says:

I agree with every negative thing said about carolyn and lynne, but you've all left the third corner of their sinister triangle out of the mix: STEPHANIE SLOANE! She was right up there with the two of them playing good cop to the hilt. She'd be sweet as pie but only too happy to watch carolyn bust the proverbial kneecaps of a colleague. And talk about conflicts of interest, does anyone remember the INSANELY FAWNING coverage Tom Eplin used to garner in digest while he was dating sloane??? It was ridiculous. I wonder who will win in the fight to stay a 'good cop' now that carolyn's gone and one of them will have to take the 'bad cop' role she vacated. That should be interesting!!!
And to every spineless weasel who has posted something along the lines of "well, carolyn was always nice to me…" let's be real — you obviously SAW/HEARD how she treated others so how could you just turn a blind eye because she wasn't aiming her wrath at you! There were LOTS of people like that in nazi germany who didn't care what happened to the jews so long as it wasn't happening to them. Sorry for the holocaust analogy but it does fit.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm
No. 74 Rose D'Angelo says:

YES! YES! I'm so glad someone is calling Stephanie Sloane on her part in this! She, Lynn and Carolyn were like the 'mean girls' only they got away with this crap for far too long!
Sadly, as much as i hate the three of them, carolyn is by far going to be the most lost without her SOD identity. I don't care who she works for next, she'll never again have the soap stars she loves pretending to be her friends. That's over because she has nothing left to offer them.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm
No. 75 soapstarr says:

Carolyn, if you really are reading this, can you please stop smiling and actually take a look at what people have said about you? I think you won't have to delve too deeply into your, um…heart?, to see that you could really benefit from this information. Do yourself a favor and CHANGE! You have truly been an awful person to an astounding number of people. What is wrong with you?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm
No. 76 Anna Devane says:

Touche, Megan. How can you respect someone who treats others like dirt? It's the whole bullying syndrome: People side with the bully because they're just glad they're not being picked on.

Well, hopefully, a lot of those victims played a part in CH's dismissal. From what I hear the new HR department called in a lot of employees who couldn't wait to tell the tales so many are telling here. The sad-sack Primedia HR department couldn't accomplish anything because those employees were constantly losing their jobs.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm
No. 77 Mic says:

Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm
No. 78 RIP Carolyn says:

As another former SOD employee…do any of my former colleagues remember Carolyn's original Thorsten Kaye obsession with Randy Mantooth? The sad part of that unrequited love was that she really thought she had a shot with him! She lived in another world — and not a nice one where the corys dwelled but a sick one where big bullies like her had steady employment for decades!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:02 pm
No. 79 Janet "From Another Planet" Green says:

Yeah, she's a dirty bird. She wanted to do a story about me…. setting off the explosives at the Mardi Gras Ball…. when she came to interview me at the nut house, all she did was make wisecracks about me throwing my sister in a well and posing as her for 9 months or murdering a couple people with a crowbar. Then when she brought up Harold the Dog, I had had enough.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:03 pm
No. 80 Miss A says:

This lady sounds like a real pest. Glad to see she got the boot. Bigger they are, the harder they fall. It sounds like she is making a real SPLAT!!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm
No. 81 Holden Snyder says:

I just keep picturing her face sitting poolside at the renaissance hotel in LA a few weeks ago with all her soap 'friends' laughing giddily around her. She'll be playing those scenes in her mind for a long time to come as they won't be happening in real life again! Wonder if any of her soap pals will continue to show up to tend bar at Blondie's now that it won't get them in the mag? Um…NO!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:11 pm
No. 82 Tom Eplin says:

Hey — Leave my ex alone! She was a great girlfriend and always made sure she and her bud carolyn wrote great things about me. And in return I made her feel like someone could love her. It wasn't easy, but I am a really talented actor.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:14 pm
No. 83 Carly Corinthos says:

whatever, people! Carolyn was always nice to me…although, i did always make sure to send her a box of ring dings every chance i got.
Makes you wonder what my friend Catherine Hickland must have sent her to get such great press for the last 20 years!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm
No. 84 Tom Eplin says:

I was trying to get a part on OLTL, what am I going to do now?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm
No. 85 JLK43 says:

I'm loving all these posts! Who knew i wasn't alone in my hatred for the carolyn/stephanie/lynn trio-of-terror! The three of them should lose their jobs and never work again, except to be hired by people more heinous than themselves who will torment them. Do people more heinous than these women exist?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:20 pm
No. 86 Jaffe G says:

Carolyn has been offered a new job. She will begin cleaning out the ABC studios, after filming has finshed for the day. That way she can see ALL her old friends.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm
No. 87 RotInHell says:

More than Hinsey's expense reports should be audited — word is Sloane's should be too with her all too frequent LA visits to the DAYS set. Sad at her age she's basically a glorified fan! She most certainly isn't talented enough to warrant being flown 3000 miles to cover a show that can be covered by the West Coast staff … she's PATHETIC!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm
No. 88 Carolyn H. says:

When I get my job back, everyone at SOW is getting fired. How dare you spread stories like this about me. You know better than to cross me or Lynn, and I will be returning next week. By the way, wasn't Thorston wonderful on AMC today.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm
No. 89 Scorpio says:

Any other former SOD-ers out there who remember Stephanie buying AW's hand-me-down clothes and then bragging "This dress was Donna Love's!" It was SO pathetic I almost felt sorry for her…and then I got to know her. Wow, what a loser. She and Carolyn should start their own magazine. Second thought, they should both just drive off a cliff a la Thelma and Louise.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:25 pm
No. 90 Steph says:

Please stop all these posts about Carolyn! I am getting to fly to the West Coast to do another story about Days. None of the writers out there know what the hell they are doing, so this old expert has to show them how it is done. By the way, wasn't Drake wonderful today on DOOL.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm
No. 91 Gina Meana says:

OOOOOH! I have the GREATEST dirt on Stephanie and her LA trips. Does anyone know who i could deliver it to at HR to make sure Steph gets what is coming to her???

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm
No. 92 HR Crew for SOW says:

Gina Meana please tell us all about it!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm
No. 93 RotInHell says:

Yeah, Gina! Isn't it true that Tom gave Steph something too?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:31 pm
No. 94 Come on, FAISON! says:

Give me a break, Eric. you must be michael logan or carolyn herself because who else could stomach saying something decent about her or lynne?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:31 pm
No. 95 Gina Meana says:

YES!!! HE DID!!! Oh my goodness, who are YOU rotinhell??? I suspect we know one another or did back in the day!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:34 pm
No. 96 RotInHell says:


Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:35 pm
No. 97 Former SOWer says:

It couldn't have happened to a bigger bitch! So happy to know that even if Carolyn is reading this from home (whilst she still can pay the electric bill) that she's probably starting to get a glimmer of the idea that her entire reason for being is kaput. No more set visits, no more faux-famous friends, no more unlimited expenses or soap star parties at her bar in NYC. Just a long, long, miserable existence of depression, rage, bitterness and (gulp!) weight gain!!! But stock in McDonald's cause girlfriend is about to hit that chain HARD!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:38 pm
No. 98 Gina Meana says:

Um…YEAH!!! But that's just a personal nugget on La Sloane. The shady business stuff is what HR would enjoy. I can help them out with a few things that i caught wind of while working at SOD a few years ago but i know that is the tip of the iceberg with stephie. She hasn't got a drop of morality or humility in her whole soap-obsessed (aging) body.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm
No. 99 "Lynn L" says:

Leave Stephanie alone!

She's as pretty as a soap star herself!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm
No. 100 ABC flak says:

I can tell you that YEARS ago when i was a publicist for a NY-based ABC soap, we literally laughed so hard at carolyn's antics that we'd be practically on the floor. She really DID think Randy Mantooth wanted her! She used to sail in and out of here like she was michael eisner, telling us who we could and could not work with (meaning the other 5 or so soap mags that were in existence a decade ago). Unfortunately, the higher ups always caved in to her and leahy for fear of losing coverage in their rag. Too little too late with this firing, but i guess better than nothing.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm
No. 101 Sloane-hater says:

Speaking of pathetic sloanes, anyone remember steph's equally pathetic sister? Publicist to the 'stars' leslie sloane? she was so gross she had her clients (rebecca gayheart and yasmine bleeth) stand up for her at her wedding along maid of honor steph. It was a joke. oh my god, why have these awful, sad, pathetic soap sycophants been able to make so many people miserable for so long! Truth is, living well is the best revenge and these bitches have no lives outside of their soap-obsessions!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm
No. 102 Nosybody says:

Since all of you are so tuned into the soap world. What is the most outrageous story you can fill us in on? Make it juicy!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm
No. 103 Linda Dano says:

Holden!!! You dawg! Were you sitting poolside at the renaissance hotel during emmy weekend watching GI-normous carolyn pushing around the pool tape recorder in hand getting 'interviews' with her pals. Poor hilary b. smith wasted all that time kissing up to CH for nothing! She must be kicking herself. At least K. Zimmer got out of there after a bit of CH's insanity.
WAIT! How about AMC's RPG delivering fruity drinks to queen carolyn that day at the pool???? He's disgusting! I mean, he has gotten fantastic coverage in SOD though so…i guess he got his money's worth and, unlike eplin, didn't have to see one of these ladies naked!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm
No. 104 G-Man says:

Yeah, RPG didn't have to see one of the SOD ladies naked…which is really good for him because ladies aren't his thang anyway! he's probably as obsessed with Thorsten Kaye as Carolyn is, if you know what i mean.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:03 pm
No. 105 Eric Faison says:

Im flattered anyone would think I care enough to come up with a real name, but I am most certainly Eric Faison. Stop talking about Sloane. Your starting to piss me off.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:13 pm
No. 106 Sloane-Hater says:

Suck it, Eric. Too bad if talking the TRUTH about sloane and these other low-life women is starting to piss you off. Your singing their (false) praises is pissing everyone here off!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:24 pm
No. 107 Gina Meana says:

Nosybody, here's a pretty well known bit of TRUE gossip: Beth Ehlers left her husband for matt bogue and then he ditched her and has hooked up with the actress who played her niece on the show!!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:26 pm
No. 108 Naked Lady says:

Wow, Gina — way to spill the beans! It was like reading an SOD blind item with the real names put in! MORE! MORE! MORE!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm
No. 109 Naked Lady says:

By the way, I know something about Ms. Ehlers too! A friend of mine was doing work on her neighbor's house and discovered (to his enjoyment) that the former GL star loved parading around her deck in the nude before and after hitting her jacuzzi…trouble is her deck is FIVE FEET AWAY from her neighbor's kitchen windows!!! Hey, the guys who did the kitchen renovation on her neighbor's placed loved the show as much as she seemed to love putting on said show for them.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:31 pm
No. 110 Eric Faison says:

Suck it? You suck it! That was mean. I shouldn't have come down to your level. I apologize. Why so angry Sloane Hater?

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:32 pm
No. 111 Nosybody says:

Any OLTL or GH gossip? You guys are incredible:)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm
No. 112 Tanya says:

She was very unprofessional and didn't know a thing about journalism.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:34 pm
No. 113 Sloane Hater says:

Eric, i apologize. You're right, that was nasty but you and i have obviously had very different experiences with these women. I personally have been screwed and treated terribly by them and over the years i've learned of many, many more of their misdeeds against people who ordinarily have not a bad word to say against anyone. So, I have nothing but disgust for sloane and hinsey (leahy too, but she's managed to keep her hands relatively clean by using her hit-chicks to do the dirty work). So, sorry for the 'suck-it' line but i really hope you look at all of these posts and see that this isn't just a few 'disgruntled' ex-colleagues venting here. This is really evidence of years of systematic abuse doled out by women who really abused people who wanted nothing more than to write about soap operas. Which is really, really sad considering that's all sloane and hinsey want to do as well. you'd think they'd embrace these people instead of trying to CRUSH everyone who crossed their path that they could. Are you friends with these people and if so had you really been unaware of the justifiably awful PR they have?? Believe me, every attack is warranted (maybe not the outing of the eplin-related STD, but the rest are!)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:40 pm
No. 114 megan Gordon says:

And eric, i know you said earlier that these ladies were nice enough to 'give' you a job, but isn't that because you deserved one? Do you think they'd hire you out of pity? You were probably a good writer so they weren't doing you a 'favor' hiring you, they were just trying to add a talent to their roster of writers. Why you are drinking their kool-aid so hard i don't know but don't sell yourself so short! :)

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:42 pm
No. 115 Donna Love says:

Carolyn Hinsey is pathetic and one of life's great losers. She's a tyrant, a bully and a bitch, except bitches have style so she's not even that, she's lower. She is VERY aware of what readers, executives, actors, press departments and the like think of her and deep down, she's a wreck. She lives a fake life, believing that she can create an image of power and success that will buffer her against the harsher realities of her existence. She is a deeply unhappy woman, SOD/SOW was her life and with her ouster from these publications one gets the sense that Ms Hinsey's life, essentially, is over as well. What has she got? Not a damn thing, that's what. And that's all she deserves!

My bet, however, is that she might just land on her (swollen) feet at SoapNet's website or at ABC in some capacity. CBS and NBC can't be bothered with her and she always was partial to Brian Frons' lot. Time will tell but thankfully Hinsey won't ever have the kind of power she used to wield! Off with her head!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm
No. 116 Miss A says:

Some of you are holding back. Tell us how you really feel.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:47 pm
No. 117 linda dano says:

Donna i too fear that she might land something on soapnet. maybe we should forward her many tirades against the network for their carrying 'newer' soaps that were not to her majesty's liking. hey, maybe she can now rewrite the abc soaps the way she's always wanted to. if that's the case AMC's dixie will soon awaken in thorsten's character's arms at a hospital in switzerland alive and well and ready to head back to AMC. That's all CH seemed to write about lately!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:51 pm
No. 118 Soap Lover says:

Brian Frons must be a kind hearted person since he also wanted to keep the hack Megan McTavish as consultant on ABC Daytime. She could end up on

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:51 pm
No. 119 Megan Gordon says:

Miss A, don't ask for what you can't handle! :)

Miss Carolyn, if you're reading this please enjoy it as it will probably be the last time you see your name in print anywhere other than your mail. Get ready for those credit card bills cause it is time to pay for the life you've been charging!!! G'luck.

Actually, give me your address i'll send you a few sympathy pizzas!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:53 pm
No. 120 Miss A says:

Carolyn was always saying she never got whar she deserved (basically Lynn's job). Well, she got what she deserved now!

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:54 pm
No. 121 TracyTurnblatt says:

Brian, kindhearted? Yeah, so long as CH continued singing ABC's praises in Digest's pages. Let's see how lovey-dovey they are now.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:55 pm
No. 122 Megan Gordon says:

True dat, Miss A. True dat.

Fingers crossed she'll get ALL that she deserves in the coming months.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:56 pm
No. 123 Sloane Hater says:

Hey, eric? Wha' happened to you??? I take the time to apologize and explain my heartfelt sentiments and you go MIA. Are you digesting the information and readying to admit that maybe these chicks give she-devils a bad name??

Sloane Hater

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 11:58 pm
No. 124 Tom Eplin says:

Lay off my former lady! Steph is crazy cool.

And yeah, maybe i gave her an STD but i also gave her plenty of Anna Stuart's old Donna Love clothes for cheap and i don't hear any of you talking about that! Give a guy some credit when it's due.

Now, who can i $%@^ to get a role on OLTL cause, i really need to work. I'll even lose weight if it comes to that.
I love you steph.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:02 am
No. 125 Miss A says:

Brian has single handedly ruined all ABC soaps, maybe he can give Carolyn a job mopping the floors at his office.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:03 am
No. 126 Melissa Thomas says:

Some of you are speaking out of school about a few of my former bosses. Please cut it out. They were (are) wonderful. Sounds to me like sour grapes.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:05 am
No. 127 Mishca432 says:

I feel so bad for all of you with your Carolyn hatred because I know Carolyn and my money is on her taking over SID and putting SOD/SOW out of business. They need her at the helm and she needs to finally get her own magazine. The people there will probably be grateful for her expertise.

Carolyn Hinsey
(Damn! I mean…Anonymous!)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:06 am
No. 128 Eric Faison says:

Sloane Hater,

I was digesting everything and I'm still sticking to my guns. I find it hilarious that I'm the only person on here that is using my real name. Anyone can pick up an issue of Digest or Weekly and see that I worked there. Im sure that I know some of you since I did work there. Why the secrecy? Name yourselves. Stand by your words.

- I'm glad we made up Sloane Hater!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:08 am
No. 129 Patrick Thornhart says:

Mopping floors, why not play to her strengths? I hear she sucks a mean soap dick.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:09 am
No. 130 G-Man says:

Melissa, go get help. You're suffering from the same disorder that Patty Hearst did while kidnapped and she joined them in robbing a bank. Stop fronting for these people.

Unless, by 'wonderful' you mean 'detestable' or 'abusive'.

You make me sick, Mel. So you cut out the love letters to these losers!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:09 am
No. 131 C. Hinsey says:

Patrick? Patrick? Is that you??? Thorsten! Please call me back.
I love you.


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:10 am
No. 132 Melissa Thomas says:

I am crying over some of the comments on this site about Carolyn and Lynn. You all should be ashamed of yourselves to write such comments about two professional women. This is a disgace.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:13 am
No. 133 G-Man says:

Yeah, meliss…a real 'disgace'

Get a life. If this stuff makes you cry there's no way you work with these women because you wouldn't have lasted a minute under their tutelage!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:16 am
No. 134 Sloane Hater says:

Eric, we may have made up but don't expect us to make-out anytime soon. I could never love a republican or a carolyn/stephanie apologist but i do wish you well.

And i'd totally fess up about my name…but I'm actually attached to a person or two who would deal with the fallout of what i'm saying via steph and lynn's wrath. I'm free, they are not and I don't want them getting punished for what i'm saying. And there WILL be punishments. Steph will go through these posts and try to narrow down who said what so she can get revenge. You know she's like that, right? Seriously, you really like these ladies? And really, you weren't aware of their pr or the truth about it?? I can't believe you really don't know about all the stuff they've done to people over the years and that if you do know you approve. not my eric. say it ain't so.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:21 am
No. 135 G-Man says:

Okay, you win Messier Faison, my name is….(drum roll) Mark McGarry.

Kidding. But if you ever get Mark to talk boy can he tell a few stories! Schorkie too. Believe me.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:23 am
No. 136 Carolyn Hinsey says:


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:24 am
No. 137 Linda Dano says:

okay, that beth ehlers stuff is off the hook! Is that true? I'd heard rumors but is it really true!?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:24 am
No. 138 TheCustomOfLife says:

Hinsey's fired! More twinkies for me!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:27 am
No. 139 In Private says:

I work with Stephanie, and I dare her to try and "punish" me. The way things look, she may be fired next. HR is dying to get something on her. Two ladies I work with are dying to spill the beans, if what happened last Tuesday, happens again. So if you do read this Step, zip your lip. You are about to get called on the carpet.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:27 am
No. 140 Gina Meana says:

Oh, here's another tidbit for anyone who cares: Which CBS soap stars play lovers on screen and recently began hitting the sheets off screen as well even though both are married.

okay, i can't keep a secret, it's ATWT's Paul and Meg!

Take that Roger "I-Hate-The-Press" Howarth. POW!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:28 am
No. 141 ABC Flak says:

ooh my! In Private, me-likey-your-revelations! Unfortunately i don't think HR wants to kill the mag by letting another of its dobermans lose. they got rid of CH and now maybe they think Steph will clean up her act a bit, but let's be real, they like SOD's strong-arm tactics. It gets readers.

And Gina Meana, my mouth is agape as I read your post! I wanna be your friend! What other info are you sitting on???

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:32 am
No. 142 megan Gordon says:

Stephanie's gonna get it! Stephanie's gonna get it! I'm salivating waiting to see the 'evidence' being brought out of her office. Will they have enough boxes??? She's such a pill.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:34 am
No. 143 Cesar Tio says:


Next you are going to tell us Van and Jake are gay. Be still my heart.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:36 am
No. 144 Anthony Geary says:

I wish SOD and SPW would report on all the behind-the-scenes hook-ups, like Christian LeBlanc and Greg Rikaart. And why is Jacob Young trying so hard to cover up? Who does he think he is, Tom Cruise?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:38 am
No. 145 Jake Silberman says:

Gay can also mean happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:38 am
No. 146 Former SOWer says:

geeze, g-man! You're not fooling around, huh? Throwing the names around! I think i know who you are and I'm a fan! I won't out you but answer this question for me so i can verify my suspicion:

Did you and I once have a conversation about RPG and a GH star?? yes or no will not do — i'm gonna need the GH star's initials, okay?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:40 am
No. 147 Cesar Tio says:

What about David Fumero and Keymar.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:41 am
No. 148 G-Man says:

good eye, former SOWer! You've found me out! Here's the answer to your query–yes, we chatted about RPG hooking up with RICK HEARST a few years ago after the emmys. Those dudes were going at it practically in public! So…now you know, and you also know why i'm keeping my identity secret. It's not about protecting myself. Email me, we'll chat!!! :)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:43 am
No. 149 Anthony Geary says:

RPG and Rick Hearst played a fun game together called Hide The Emmy Statue. I was busy with my own statue.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:44 am
No. 150 abc Flak says:

Rikaart and leblanc, SO hot. And how many interviews and features were there on them as being such great 'pals'. yeah, pals who rub on one another naked!
as for jacob young, he left GH after doing the nasty with nunikolas and the abc brass was like, "um, yeah, there's sexual chemistry that's coming through in your scenes…and you're brothers!" oops. jacob, come out!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:45 am
No. 151 G-Man says:

I have to say, hearst and goldin were super cute together. you KNOW they had to hook up again. they were too into each other to pass up another round of slap and tickle.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:47 am
No. 152 Cesar Tio says:

Whatis the dirt on Steve Burton? He looks very full of himself.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:57 am
No. 153 Donna Love says:

What's also entertaining are the soap stars who loathe Hinsey and didn't mind letting her know it, secure in the fact that they run their shows and nobody messes with them…Susan Flannery, Robin Strasser and Susan Lucci are the top three, none of them can stand Hinsey.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:05 am
No. 154 ItsonlyMYopinion says:

Everyone HATES those vultures. I know they are reading this and I want them to know that they should look at whose sitting right beside them. They hate you too!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:11 am
No. 155 Phoebe Tyler Wallingford says:

Langley! Fix me a drink!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:18 am
No. 156 Langely Wallingford says:

Coming dear!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:25 am
No. 157 "Michelle Stafford" says:

In Private,

As CH's "BFF" I'm just DYING to know: what exactly went down with SS at SOD last Tuesday that has everyone's knickers in a twist?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:35 am
No. 158 Count Antony DiMera says:

Hey SOD staffers,

Do you guys commiserate about SS's freakish obsession with DAYS the way we do here at the studio???

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:39 am
No. 159 "Alison Sweeney" says:

Hey SOD and SOW folks, I have a question for you:


CH, LL, or SS?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:40 am
No. 160 Francoise von Leuschner says:

Stephanie is VERY fond of covering "Days of our Lives."

She won't let anyone near it, including other members of the press!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:33 am
No. 161 "Carolyn Hinsey" says:



Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:44 am
No. 162 MegaStefanapoli says:

All I have to say (and this is a former Digest editor), wow…and it's about time. AND if the writing was as clear, bust-a-gut funny, intelligent and insightful on the soaps as it was in these posts, maybe the genre wouldn't be dying a slow, painful, horrific death…But I'm sure any minute now we will look up and hear Megan McTavish has been hired to kill another show. That is unless Dena Higley beats her to it. Well, what to expect, the same sonorous no talents keep getting hired by the same executive hacks. Back to the mags: The PTB that allowed this mean, vicious, unprofessional and 3rd-grade-like, ulcer-causing behavior to go on, so long, and unchecked…well, there is a special place in hell for people like you.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:24 am
No. 163 Rena Sofer says:

Wow… like other victims of abuse I kept silent thinking I was the only one terrorized by that horrid she-devil. I worked for SOD in the 90's and that banshee tried to secretly steal my byline on a Melrose Place story she didn't write just because it included her BFF (lesbo crush) Rena Sofer. I demanded my byline back or I'd quit. I settled for sharing a byline with Caroline and then soon after got canned by that triumvirate of wickedness. Best thing that could have happened to me…tho I still have to deal with the slightly uglier of the two wicked Sloane sisters. Their day will come too. Just have to add how fitting that this happened on the same day that Passions ended its run. Two pieces of shit long overdue for the axe!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:33 am
No. 164 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Wow! A lot of Hinsey haters must work the graveyard shift. Woke up this morning just to check to see how many CH victims have stepped up to the plate, and obviously overnight the woodwork is close to empty. Like I said in my very first post, it really doesn't matter now since justice has been served, but isn't it nice to know that a lot of us were in the very same boat? And now that that Titanic woman has sunk, we can all share our tales of when that iceberg first hit!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 7:19 am
No. 165 McInnery says:

WOW WOW WOW!!! This is message board nirvana!!! Can we all get together for lunch and keep this conversation going because it is music to my ears (well, maybe not the soap star gossip — you guys are bad!)
This is for the one or two 'bad apples' sticking up for the trio of terror. Don't say things like, "No one can cause me to need to pop a xanax" or "it's sour grapes" because that's not true. First of all, if you've landed what was to many of us a dream job covering soaps for the number one magazine in the genre you're going to do your best to keep that job. You jump through the hoops trying to keep your head above water only to have to deal with pettiness and pure evil from your bosses — three women who are so insecure they can't even share their soaps! And so it is not fair for us to have been subjected to this kind of unprofessionalism in the workplace when all we were trying to do was our job. SS and CH were trying to validate their own pathetic existences by seeming like they had 'soap' friends. So sad. And as for sour grapes, I'd venture to guess that most of us 'disgruntled' ex SOD-ers all quit as soon as we found another job. Some got the axe from the crazy ladies, but far more went on to much bigger and better and HEALTHIER workplaces. So if it is just sour grapes, how do you explain the insane turnover at SOD over the years and the number of voluntary exits from a place that should have been a soap writer's utopia? Get real, these women are the worst!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 7:46 am
No. 166 Anna Dimera says:

SS has caused even the nicest DAYS stars to get annoyed on a regular basis. I've seen Kristian Alfonso literally roll her eyes after encountering SS. And why wouldn't she? SS seems to have set out a few years ago to make herself into the REALLY poor man's Kristian! Too bad she ain't got a shot in hell of anyone ever even thinking she resembles her.
Want to see SS light up like a lamp? Tell her she's so pretty she could be a soap star herself. It gets the same look my dog used to get when i praised her for going on the paper. Get help, Steph. Real help, before you end up like CH. Oops, might be too late judging from the army of past and present SOD staffers who are practically salivating for your comeuppance!!!! Hey, maybe you can work for your sister! Does Rebecca Gayheart still need a press rep?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 7:53 am
No. 167 Hedda Hopper says:

I am a soap industry vet. When Carolyn came into SOD, I invited her out for lunch in friendliness. She looked right through me, proceeded to steal my whole act and then take over our beloved mag. I'm so glad I didn't have to work for Ms. Engulf and Devour. Her journalistic 'standards' really dragged all of us down who had worked so hard to make the soap press respectable and serious in prior years. She became the personification of a dumb dame editrex who "loved" soap operas–playing favorites, screwing the stars, posting her fat face everywhere. I don't think anyone in the biz will hire her now—and what else can she do? Work at the Vanity Fair? Finally the swift HARD kick in the ass called justice will come to her in the name of the people whose lives and dreams she crushed!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 8:42 am
No. 168 Louella Parsons says:

I'm with you, Hedda! And isn't it ironic that SS and CH are being discussed so in-depth on a message board by anonymous 'strangers' when posting anonymously is what they did best on the fan boards — going after their 'enemies' on the shows and puffing up their friends as well as just using pseudonyms to validate their own published opinions. I caught SS doing this several times and when i mentioned it to her one time she just gave me a little grin trying to play the mischevious little girl who'd never done anything like that before but we all knew better. The only difference between her and carolyn was that SS hid her fangs WAY better. She should, she learned at the knee of the master, Lynn Leahy.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:04 am
No. 169 Agnes Nixon says:

No.104, G-Man,

Actually, it's Cameron who has become RPG's Thorsten Kaye like obsession.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:08 am
No. 170 Louella Parsons says:

do tell, hedda! RPG does manage to 'get his man' more often than not so cameron had better keep his wits about him. then again, he could do worse!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:12 am
No. 171 Trish34 says:

Does anyone here know anything more about the leblanc/rikaart thing??? Are they still fooling around??? what is their deal. I used to see them around town but haven't in a while. Is leblanc kidding hiding in the closet? It's ridiculous. Plus he's married to a drag queen on TV anyway (no offense TB)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:15 am
No. 172 eric faison says:

Okay, I slept on it and you win. The ladies weren't always so nice and i do actually see the points made on this board, though they are very pointed.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:17 am
No. 173 eric faison says:

And what about RPG's obsession with Michael Park? Park was always clueless but RPG's tongue hung out whenever they were within 50 feet of one another.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:19 am
No. 174 RSchork says:

R.I.P. Carolyn. Hope to never see you or hear you again.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:20 am
No. 175 itsonlyMYopinion says:

ML/EF/ML/JL/MM/GW/DO - You know who you are. Each one of you has major horror stories to tell. Are you here already? No one know better than you what monsters these women are. The time to expose those three Nazi's is now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:22 am
No. 176 GWinkie-Bean says:

Yup, GW in the house but I'm just reading and won't be adding to this litany of charges. I think I'll keep my nose out of it.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:27 am
No. 177 G-Man says:

OMG! Can someone make sure SS and LL read this today!!! SS is a monster but she's so vain she'll definitely cry her eyes out over it and that's…priceless.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:30 am
No. 178 U Reap What U Sow says:




GET IT you 3 DUMB as DIRT ASS HOLES???????????? THE LAST LAUGH is on YOU 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:39 am
No. 179 Michael Logan says:

Now who's going to be my date for the Emmys next year?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:51 am
No. 180 mariah says:

She's a huge drunk too.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:51 am
No. 181 G-Man says:

key word: HUGE.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:58 am
No. 182 betsy a. says:

Of course she's a huge drunk. Why else would she write about soap drinking games in like every column! that's like saying, "she enjoys snacks" DUH! :)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:59 am
No. 183 Evangeline Williamson says:

Wow, I missed a lot. Damn coma!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:00 am
No. 184 SoapViewer says:

How was Mimi Torchin as Editor? Did the staff miss her when she left?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:07 am
No. 185 Rachel Gannon says:

Oh! Drunk stories! Please share drunk stories! You all must have plenty!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:18 am
No. 186 Nikki Munson says:

I witnessed her saddle herself up to the bar once at an ABC party and she was so drunk, that the bartender couldn't even decipher her drunken slur of a request.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:28 am
No. 187 A Curretn SOW Staffer says:

From what I heard this morning Lynn and Stephanie are beside themselves over this whole mess. This board is not helping matters. Let's let this matter drop. Both ladies are afraid for their jobs, and none of you are helping matters.

Lynn realized for years how badly Carolyn was treating employees, but feels she was powerless to do anything about it. She has been up the whole night over this situation.

Stephanie is sick over the whole thing for many reasons. She is afraid she will not be allowed to cover DOOL anymore and is having a hard time facing the fact that she is seen as a difficult person. She cannot understand why she is being lumped in with Carolyn. She feels she was only trying to do her job. She never did anything unprofessional or out of bounds.

So please stop all these posts.

A Current SOW Staffer

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:31 am
No. 188 U Reap What U Sow says:

Yeah … we bet LL/SS are SO SORRY NOW!! TOO BAD!!!

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:34 am
No. 189 Rachel Gannon says:

Current SOW Staffer, I'm not in the business but even I know that when this many people celebrate the fact that you've been fired, there's a reason.

Frankly I revel vicariously in the joy I see here. Please continue.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:38 am
No. 190 Give me a Break.... says:

Curretn Sow Staffer-keep it to yourself. This is not a place to pump up LL/SS. If they were SO upset why didn't they do something about it. What a load of garbage.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:41 am
No. 191 U Reap What U Sow says:

"CurrentSOWStaffer": You do not make anyone here feel better by ADMITTING that LYNN LEAHEY KNEW for YEARS (!!!) just HOW BADLY SHE was ALLOWING HINSEY to treat the staffs!!! Furthermore, should ANYONE here CARE if LL/SS FEAR for their jobs?? You've just made MANY people TRULY HAPPY!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for THAT!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:42 am
No. 192 itsonlyMYopinion says:

Current SOW Staffer, are you Eric Faison? I have no intention of feeling bad for those bitches.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:43 am
No. 193 hatecarolynsomuch says:

Lynn was POWERLESS to do anything about it? What information was Carolyn holding over Lynn's head that Lynn didn't have the backbone to get rid of this despicable human being who was driving everyone from what was once a prestigious magazine? Lynn DEFINITELY KNEW and didn't care. Lynn LOVED playing the good cop. But those who worked with Lynn knew the true Lynn. Kill them with kindness was an adage created especially for Ms. Leahey. So to you, CURRENT SOW STAFFER, I say, these posts will NEVER stop! Former co-workers of Hinsey and those currently and finally enjoying the work environment in your offices because the self-proclaimed queen has FINALLY been dethroned, have years of resentment to get off their chests. And to share them with the world is a joy that's been years in the making!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:45 am
No. 194 A Good Friend says:

Please stop all these posts. I have spoken to Stephanie and she is sick over the whole thing. Expect so big news this afternoon (after 3 p.m.). It will carry over through the weekend, and will be resolved on Moday.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:48 am
No. 195 U Reap What U Sow says:

"GOOD FRIEND": NONE of us GIVE a SH-T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SS/LL SHOULD be SUFFERING … THEY BOTH DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:49 am
No. 196 Harold the Dog says:

I'm a former SOW worker who escaped the madness (and, really, Primedia's meddling had a lot to do with that too — remember the venture that didn't help us any?). That said, some of the things being said here are worse (and seem more desperate) than any soap fan fan fiction from the crazy fans we all used to laugh at. Bringing Stephanie and Lynn into this just reeks of mob mentality that takes away from the impact of the person who was just (justifiably) fired. Was there a lot going down that needed to be addressed? Absolutely. But after a time, you had to know that no job is worth taking that kind of crap for. And you got out. And moved on. At least I hope. No person is worth hanging onto this kind of bitterness and anger.

Oh, and the "Nazi" references? Really gross, guys. You used to be more classy (and creative) than that.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:50 am
No. 197 Give Me a Break.... says:

SOW Staffer and Good Friend-give it a break, nobody is interested in your crap.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:51 am
No. 198 A Current SOW Staffer says:

I will express my opinions if I feel like it. I cannot believe the venom and anger directed at Stephanie and Lynn. What did they ever do to hurt all of you so much anyway. Carolyn may have the last laugh when this is through. Wait and see. Do not forget, your work computers can be checked to see who was sending some of these awful e-mail. That should fix a few asses.

With Love
A Current SOW Staffer.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:56 am
No. 199 SoapFanatic says:

As a soap fan of many many years who is enjoying this thread tremendously, I have to express puzzlement as to why not more of this juicy gossip makes its way to the world - at least online.
There are obviously lots of fun things going on behind-the-scenes. Why are not more people gossiping about it ? I guarantee you I am not the only one who is LOVING this.
It doesn't take a genius to figure that when an actress hired four months prior and thrown into big story is killed off SOMETHING happened. It does not take a genius to see an actor bloating or thinning to the point it is obvious there are on something. And so on.
So why does not more of it make its way onto the magazines or message boards ?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:01 am
No. 200 astitchintime says:

Let's get to the matter at hand, shall we? Just what did Carolyn do that finally tipped the apple cart? Was it really a heap of complaints to HR over many years? Or was it something else? Something bigger. Does anyone have any knowledge????

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:06 am
No. 201 A Current SOW Staffer says:

Don't worry about what happened, what's done is done.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:09 am
No. 202 SometimesSoapFan says:

As a person who quit my subscription to SOW/SOD years ago when I saw how much of a mean streak CH had with little talent to back it up. I am loving this thread. I wish I knew if the gossip stuff was through though. Us soap fans love behind the scenes gossip wish there was more.

I have this awful feeling though that like herpes Carolyn Hinsey will turn up somewhere else though.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:10 am
No. 203 SometimesSoapFan says:

I forgot to add that it's being reported that the decision was mutual and CH has other things "in the fire" and it's not clear whether or not she will continue to bombard us with her opinion in the magazine. TVguide is reporting that.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:13 am
No. 204 Goodie2Shoes says:

As a non-connected innocent bystander and soap viewer, I'm a little shocked and upset at this thread. While I can appreciate the ire directed at CH by former co-workers, the fact that others (who have done nothing malicious to the various and sundry posting here) have been brought up and raked through the mud that has been slung is off-putting. I get it, I get it, this is a gossip board, but this thread has been linked to several soap fan boards so everyone is reading it. It's very disturbing how easily people are outting others, casting doubt on the morals of some - hell just telling us they're bottom feeding freaks, and reveling in it asking others to post even more. I think you're damaging your own industry - if you're still working in soap publishing. Also, as someone who has become disenchanted with soaps in general I really wonder if SPW will exist for much longer. Circulation and ad dollars surely must be down since the shows it covers are having that same problem. Maybe SOD will absorb SPW… and then there will be two: SOD and SID. I remember when there were at least 6 soap magazines. And it wasn't that long ago! The industry is getting smaller, so why not show us the better side instead of reveling in it's seedy underbelly here.

Just a thought. I now return you back to your regularly scheduled gossip…

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:26 am
No. 205 mariah says:

Did Carolyn ever actually get laid? I feel even firemen wouldn't throw her down. She always seemed panting to have soap sex - a passionate masterful encounter. I remember her comparing racism to being a tall woman like herself watching tall men with short women. I am trying to think who would actually nail her apart from the sort of guy who actually would get in bed with Jill Faren Phelps.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:26 am
No. 206 Natalie Buchanan says:

As a long time soap fan and columnist for a soap fansite, I have heard most of these accusations before. It's just a surprise that it's taken this long for CH to get the heave-ho. Like many, I want to know what finally made Carolyn's bed for her and got her fired. I'm sorry if I offend anyone or hurt anyone's feelings, but the woman was a horrible, horrible person and lousy journalist (if you can't keep your bias out of your work, then you're lousy). I don't think it's stupid or wrong to know what finally happened after years of intimidation of SEVERAL employees to hoist the bully out of the playground.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:33 am
No. 207 SoapFanatic says:

I actually disagree Goodie2Shoez.
One reason there are only two magazines left - whose content is boringly similar - is because they whitewash everything.
There is a suddenly room for a People-style magazine for soaps such as SOD but I cannot understand for the life of me why it has never crossed the mind of any publisher or inside to start a magazine or online place for people who want to read National Enquirer style gossip on soap stars.
People are free not to read it but there is clearly a market for it.

And frankly, my French grandmother who watches a subbed version of the Y&R told me years ago back when Michael was trying to dig a hole to enter Christine's appartment that while she was enjoying the SL, it seemed to her it would be more believable if Michael/LeBlanc was digging the hole hoping to see Danny in a towel after a shower.
That such a beloved talented and industry-recognized actor as LeBlanc would feel the need to be in the closet elicits no sympathy from me. You would have to try really hard not to know about him.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:35 am
No. 208 SoapFanatic says:

The point I am trying to make above is not to put LB or anybody else on the hot seat. It is merely to say there is a point at which whitewashing everything backfires because readers can tell they are being taken for a ride.
Magazines announced Mallet and Marina were an item in real-life without reminding us of what someone who reads the magazines every week knows: that the former was married.
The cognitive dissonance is, frankly, insulting.

Same way for the coverage of Sabrina's exit on YR. It is quite obvious she was written out for specific behind-the-scenes reasons and yet the whole coverage goes on and on and on while not ONCE pointing out the obvious.

I dont know what CH was doing at the magazine and she certainly does not sound like a nice lady but one reason her column worked was because, vicious as it was, it called soaps and actors on their BS. Problem was that she was selective about that but at leaast it was a start. I don't really care to read articles about how every soap actor is thrilled, has a great life, loves his co stars.
Frankly when soap stars talk about how they hate a storyline after the fact when I perfectly remember their excited quotes in the mags back when it was unfolding, I feel like I am being taken for a fool and it does not make me want to pay 3 or 4$ a week .

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:47 am
No. 209 itsonlyMYopinion says:

Shut up goodie2shoes. Those two faced wenches at SOD deserve what they get. I'm looking right at you ML!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:47 am
No. 210 Sass says:

Goodie2Shoes-we are just getting started. This thread is so popular, has already listed a "best of" posting, for some of the snottier things written by non-CH fans. Wait until tonight, we are jsut getting warmed up. Some people are about to get yanked off their pedestals. It is a looong time in the making.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:49 am
No. 211 Goodie2Shoes says:

But soaps are a fantasy. None of it is "real" and their job is to sell me that fantasy. But outting actors counters that, IMHO. If you don't think women (and men) buy into fantasy despite "clues," look at how many women drool over Clay Aiken and become ClayMates. C'mon! It's not anyone's business but their own if these actors/entertainers want to be out or not.

But with the way this country (and others) revel in the salacious details of behind the scenes gossip at movies, I do believe that you're correct in saying that a scandal rag soap mag (aren't they all?) would do well. I'm just not in the demographic for wanting that.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:50 am
No. 212 U Reap What U Sow says:

Those high-heeled bitches are getting served their just desserts!! Speaking of … I wonder if SS has whipped up a few dozen cupcakes for her slaves today????????????????????

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:53 am
No. 213 Hot Stuff says:

Carolyn was taking very long luched with good friends at Blondie's.

She also came back to the office drunk as a lord, and fell in the hallway (twice). This was observed by a Primedia higher-up.

She made several inappropriate comments to several "stars" at ABC about their packages.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:58 am
No. 214 SoapFanatic says:

Fair enough.

*I* certainly am. And quite frankly knowing an actor is gay does not bother me one bit.
I know LB to be gay and because he happens to be a good, I totally buy what he is selling.
Put another way, we know quite a bit about movie stars and yet we go to the movies and enjoy the movies, right ?

But once again, there is pro/against spoilers and I guess pro/against gossip. Problem is there are places for both pro and against spoilers to go to but those of us who want the lowdown on the downlow of soap actors don't have anywhere to go and have to stumble upon a thread like this where soap staffers unload a bit to get a bit of gossip.
I am sure there is a way to be franker about behind-the-scenes without crossing a line. If an actor is arrested for dealing meth (WHO WHO WHO ?) or an actress is obviously fired because she is behaving badly, then I want to know.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:58 am
No. 215 Wicked Witch is Dead! says:

Sometimes a SoapFan at 203, it's never "MUTUAL" when someone leaves a top position like that; that's just something they say so that the AXED employee can save face.

This happened from what I hear b/c the new HR department wasn't going to put up with any b.s. like the old one did.

All I can say is "Bravo!" The schoolyard bully got what was coming to her; it's long overdue!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:59 am
No. 216 U Reap What U Sow says:

There are still at least 2 school yard bullies to deal with!! HR needs to subpeona people!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:05 pm
No. 217 Can't Say A Word says:

Guess who is also in trouble for the way she has been treating employees. Someone metioned in these posts already. Get ready for a big surprise next week. Some of you will be THRILLED!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:06 pm
No. 218 SoapFanatic says:

New post on the situation ! See you there biatches !

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:07 pm
No. 219 U Reap What U Sow says:

Hmmmmmm … CSAW … are initials double "S"???

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm
No. 220 Can't Say A Word says:

Reap What U Sow-Could be:)))))

You would not believe the way we are laughing about this whole thing today. I knew Carolyn was good for something. The posts from last night are the toast of the office. Thank you everyone for the humorous recountings of some classic stories.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:14 pm
No. 221 Erica Kane says:

"Mutual agreement" is PR-speak for "we fired her (or his) ass, SometimesSoapFan. As a business journalist who writes about hirings and firings on a daily basis, I hear it about once an hour. The only reason most publications will allow it is so they won't get sued for libel…even if everyone involves knows it's true.

I've never worked for or with Carolyn, Lynn or Stephanie, thank God — but there's no way this much smoke exists without some fire.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm
No. 222 Alice Horton says:

Here's some more dish. Remeber the Soap Opera Digest Awards? (aka the "Days of our Lives" rewards?)

It said in the magazine that the editors got together and hashed out names, debated back and forth, fought passionately and created a ballot.

Part of that is true. Editors DID get together and do that.

After that was over, of course, Lynn, Stephanie and Carolyn would RE-DO the ballot, putting on people THEY wanted for reasons that often had nothing to do with talent.

One year, the staff did NOT want to put Tom Eplin on in Lead Actor; the staff had reasons: a) he'd won the year before and b) he'd LEFT AW for 4-5 months to either try his luck in Hollywood or some other reason during the eligibility period.

The concensus among the staff (most of the staff) was to give another star one of the three slots on the ballot.

Someone (guess who?) FREAKED that Tom would be left off the ballot. HUGE drama at the magazine!!!

When it was over the phrase, "You are DEAD to me" was used many, many times.

As the coverlines often say: Relationships will change forever!

Tom got on the ballot, I recall, in Lead Actor.

Whatever year he did win, he didn't thank either his girlfriend or an editor at Digest (or anyone who happened to fit both categories), so you an imagine how devastating that was.

Another time a "Days" villainess was put on the ballot who hadn't done too much over another NBC star who'd done A LOT of evil, evil stuff (arson, attempted murder), but the former got the nod becuase she was "pals" with a particular Digest editor at the top.

Disgusting; the industry laughed at the mag's lack of credibility, but they didn't care.

It was all so high school and a lot of staffers decided to move on to college.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:16 pm
No. 223 U Reap What U Sow says:

"LOVES IT!!!!!!!"

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:21 pm
No. 224 Tittle Tattle says:

What Ever Happened to Tom Eplin? Did Steph get sick of him, or was it the other way around?

I want to hear more gossip. Aren't I horrible!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:21 pm
No. 225 SometimesSoapFan says:

Soap fans aren't Pollyanna. We are able to discern between on and off screen. So what if CLB is gay? He's a damn fine actor. I only recently discovered Tuck Watckins form OLTL was gay. Didn't make me stop wishing to see David Vickers in a towel or anything near naked. What goes on behind the scenes is just for those who like the gossip. The demise of the soap genre has nothing to do with behind the scenes it's due to lack of talented writers and the people in the magazines who keep saying how wonderful the shows are.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm
No. 226 Anthony Geary says:

That would explain why Stephanie Sloane was seated next to Tom Eplin at the Digest Awards in 1999 and why Louise Sorel complimented Lynn Leahey on how pretty she is at the 1997 awards. Louise Sorel, bless her heart, was nominated nearly every year even when Vivian Alamain was dressing up as Little Bo Peep!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm
No. 227 astitchintime says:

SS Can't Say A Word? She won't be back in the office until Monday, right?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:30 pm
No. 228 Alice Horton says:

Looks like Carolyn's column is still appearing in the Daily News.

But, gee, she left HERSELF out of the 'comings and goings' section.

Tsk, tsk, Carolyn!

You must give us an exit interview in your own newspaper column!

I want to know!

And that's not just my opinion.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:32 pm
No. 229 SoapFanatic says:

Amen SSF !

Someone on another board pointed out how we heard for months how wonderful and exciting Days was and then BOOM we had a cover that said "How to save Days".
Hum … WHAT ?

I have known about Tuc Watkins for a long long long time and to be frank, those are the people who, as a gay man, I think SHOULD be outed.
They are tremendously popular, tremendously talented and too high-profile to be fired. And quite frankly the closet thing does not come from them (Tuc does not hide or pretend to have girlfriends). So why in hell should we pretend we don't know when it would be a positive thing for them and for us and for the community in general ?
One of the hugest names and most prolific Emmy winners in daytime is a lesbian and I cannot for the life of me see why this gets unreported.

On the other hand, Marty "Wrestler" West who also was obvious but much less talented or popular was mercilessly mocked for his flaming fashion sense in the pages of the magazines (with caption like "Way to push metrosexual beyond what is tasteful, Marty") which meant that the closest they ever came to being honest about the homosexuality of an actor was by unsubtly mocking a minor unpopular and untalented actor.
Newsflash, guys. Gay men are one of the last bastions of soap watchers out there. Not a good move to offend or ignore us (which should be told to ATWT PTB but thats another issue)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:38 pm
No. 230 Can't Say A Word says:

Sit tight until next week, your patience will be rewarded. This story is about to get a lot bigger:) Bigger than Carolyn. Be a good employee today (and Monday) and get ready for a BIG, BIG laugh. Did you notice I used some words twice, that is because there may be two exits.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:38 pm
No. 231 Jack Forbes III says:

Current SOW staffer, you've got to be kidding!!! are you serious with the "please stop, you're hurting LL and SS's feelings??? Are you really reading these posts because if you did you'd see that LL/CH/SS all did way more than hurt a few peoples' feelings with post on a blog. They, for years and years and to countless employees and colleagues in the soap press, made it impossible in most case for people to simply do their jobs without being intimidated, harassed and basically forced to give up their jobs for their own sanity. no workplace should have even one of these kinds of animals on their staff let alone the three of them all pecking at the minions for fun!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm
No. 232 U Reap What U Sow says:

Dear CAN'T SAY a WORD - Don't know who the "F" you are, but YOU'RE my NEW HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm
No. 233 Can't Say A Word says:

You better act surprised:))))))))

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm
No. 234 U Reap What U Sow says:

My only "SURPRISE" is these 3 BITCHES keeping their jobs all these years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm
No. 235 And Another Thing says:

Her NY Daily News column closed on Wednesday; she got fired on Thursday.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm
No. 236 Simply Barbara says:

And how about the threats of retribution STILL (i.e. that posting about how your work email could be checked to see who is spilling the beans on these 'ladies') It just never ends. It's probably pathetic lynn and soulless stephanie defending themselves anonymously and they can't resist a threat while doing it!

I can't wait for carolyn to come out swinging — hopefully at her pals LL and SS!!! That will be GOOD!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:04 pm
No. 237 Can't Stop Crying says:

I cannot believe some of the comments in these posts. I just finished my lunch, and I feel sick to my stomach. CH, SS, and LL are great people who are were trying to run a very competitive magagazine, in a fading industry. I know all of them and they are wonderful. I think all of this is shameful, and some of you should be very embarassed by your "thoughts and comments". This is being spread around all the soap boards (soapzone, This has to be very hard for all involved parties, but a few minor and silly employees are making it worse. Some of you need to stay off these boards and get to work. Shame on you. After everything Carolyn did to help soaps, and this is the thanks she gets for it's "fans". Disgraceful.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm
No. 238 a Current SOW Staffer says:

Simply Barbara-Zip it! Your computer will be checked too. Get your resume ready, girl. Lynn and Stephanie know about my posts, but they are NOT writing them.

Much Love
A Current SOW Staffer

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. 239 Simply Barbara says:

Can't stop crying…um, is your name lynn, stephanie or carolyn??? Shame on you you freak. The people here are only speaking the truth.
And i don't care how competitive a market is, you don't treat people the way these woman have. They've threatened everyone from their underlings to soap staffers, actors, publicists and other magazine reporters and they've gotten away with it because of what their circulation USED to be. Guess what, those days are gone. And you don't abuse your position at the top of the food chain to make everyone else miserable. If you're number one you don't have to treat everyone else like…number 2! Now, carry on with your crying you wretch.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. 240 Simply Barbara says:

Are you kidding Current SOW staffer??? Really, STILL threatening us??? Those two won't have time to check my computer because they'll be gone by next week. And if they do get to check my email then…um, does anyone if SID is hiring??? :)
I'm laughing out loud here people! What a wonderful, joyous day this is!
Seriously, can we all get together real soon! I'm just lovin' you all to pieces! Except for the 'sympathizers' that is. No love for them.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 241 None of your Business says:

What's it going to take to get Brian Frons fired like CH? Seriously.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 242 lynnhater says:

And wasn't it the lovely yet heartless Carolyn who greeted guests outside the funeral home for her editor-in-chief's husband's much-too-early demise, with a big smile, chatting up the soap stars as if she was welcoming them to the Digest Awards? Talk about gratitude! I'm surprised she didn't give them 2-for-1 Happy Hour tickets for Blondie's! Oh, by the way, Carolyn, Randy Mantooth no longer requires your services, whatever those may be. I MUST ADD HOWEVER: Yes, everyone has their own take on the villainy of Hinsey and Leahey, but I will say this: I worked with Stephanie for years…and years ago…and perhaps her demeanor changed post-Eplin and post-promotion, but during my tenure, SHE WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO BE AROUND, A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR, FULL OF LIFE, and even made fun of the aforementioned Hinsey and Leahey and her ability to avoid the drama that those two created.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:13 pm
No. 243 Soap Spouse says:

My partner once worked under and was eventually fired by Ms. Hinsey for challenging her.
The anger in these posts is totally appropriate and accurate about the behavior of Leahy, Sloan and Hinsey.
Their use of fear and deceit as a management tactic was sub-human and the Nazi analogy is also appropriate.
To hear that the 2 remaining enablers are upset is immensely satisfying. There was never anything remotely professional about the treatment of the staff at either magazine. The other 2 should be called to task.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm
No. 244 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Hey, has everyone heard about the AOL chat forum last night that was populated entirely with people LL/SS/CH have abused over the years!!! Oh the stories we shared and it was so good to vent with fellow 'survivors'.
The things people are writing here are not isolated incidents otherwise why would there be SO many of us taking time out to share stories??? I hope the higher ups at Primedia get this whole thread and finish off LL and SS.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm
No. 245 Lucinda Walsh says:

Matthew, get 'Can't stop crying' a tissue.

She can't…stop crying.

She's slobbering all over my sofa with her crocodile tears.

Boo-hoo, dear. Get over it. Everything here is the truth!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:16 pm
No. 246 a Current SOW Staffer says:

What a bunch of lazy employees. You should NOT be openly critzing your bosses like this. As for the funeral, that is not what happened. I was helping out with the guests! Talk about thankless ingrates.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm
No. 247 Lucinda Walsh says:

Tom Used Stephanie, is there a transcript of that conversation?

I'd love to get it over to Marlow at the City Times!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:18 pm
No. 248 David Chow says:

Tom Eplin also cruised men. Think shower in locker room, "flash with clear intent", verbal follow-up. This would have been back when he was still fine (around the time of his AW debut). Upstate New York.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm
No. 249 U Reap What U Sow says:

From what was posted on these boards last night, I hope SS doesn't have a nasty "flare up" today!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:21 pm
No. 250 Ruth Galveston says:

Don't quip, U Reap What U Sow.

Nice girls don't quip.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 251 U Reap What U Sow says:

*Scratch, Scratch*

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 252 Felicia Forrester says:

"When he was still fine" ?

What happened to him ?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm
No. 253 Tom Used Stephanie says:

I haven't found that transcript yet, but if anyone has a link to it please post it!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm
No. 254 lynnhater says:

CURRENT SOW STAFFER: No one said you WEREN'T HELPING OUT WITH THE GUESTS, if that's what you want to call people who attend a funeral. Carolyn, who wasn't asked to HELP OUT WITH GUESTS, made sure that her presence was known (frankly, how could you miss her?), and like I said in my previous post, greeted the stars with a big, big, big, big FAKE AS ALWAYS smile.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. 255 Tom Used Stephanie says:

i love you lynnhater.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm
No. 256 lynnhater says:

I've just heard that this Jossip thread could very possibly have the distinction of creating more posts than any Jossip item in the website's history. Wow, I guess when you're hated and despised by hundreds of people… The only thing that would give me more pleasure than knowing that the greatest villainess that ever lived was FIRED yesterday would be knowing that same person is reading this thread. She must be talking to someone. Let us know how she's reacting. I'm picturing Glenn Close at the end of Dangerous LIaisons when she's booed by an entire audience throwing garbage at her when they've all been filled in on the treachery created at her hands and the lives she's ruined. Though, hopefully, most of us have been able to rise above the digusting demoralizing demeanor of this horrible, horrible, horrible woman!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm
No. 257 Lynn Sloan-Hinsey says:

FYI - PrimeMedia doesn't own the mags anymore.
Also, heard that Ms. Leahy dropped a pathetic thank-you note to the one supporter she had on this site.
Note to "Current SOW Staffer" play your cards right and you might move up the masthead next week…

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm
No. 258 U Reap What U Sow says:

Hey lynnhater - I picturee Hinsey to be more like Glenn Close at the end of Fatal Attraction: DEAD in the BATH TUB

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm
No. 259 G-Man says:

wow! this threat is outta control! lynnhater, you seem like you know stuff — please share more!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 260 lynnhater says:

Well, I would never wish death on ANYONE. Perhaps a dead career in journalism, which is apparently what she currently has.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 261 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Back to Stephanie, I feel as though we haven't discussed her in several threads and that's just too much of a gap!
Might she really lose her dominion over DAYS???? All the publishers have to do is make one call to the DAYS brass to find out what a joke she is over there. I can't tell you how many times I've heard actors wondering why stephanie has such a bizarre strangle hold on them. She makes sure they don't speak to ANYONE else, not even at her own magazine. The girl is sick. Okay back to Carolyn for a bit…

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm
No. 262 lynnhater says:

Oh, G-Man, I know a lot — a lot about Lynn, but her karma caught up with her several years ago. Let's just say that if it's true that Lynn is losing sleep, HALLELUJAH! That will never compare with the sleep most of us former SID/SOW employees lost every single weekday when we came to grips with the fact that until we found another job or were thankfully fired, we would have to face the tyranny of Leahey and Hinsey that very next day.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:48 pm
No. 263 Carolyn Watcher says:

I worked with Carolyn many, many years ago at the Daily News and I can tell you how she got her start — she cozied up to the publisher's daughter back then and ingratiated herself in with the family and the second she felt secure she started trotting all over everyone around her and for whatever reason it was allowed to go on. People actually left that newspaper not to have to deal with her in the entertainment section as well. Sounds like she only got worse from there.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:49 pm
No. 264 Lynn Sloan-Hinsey, RIP says:

I imagined 2 brawny security guards dragging Carolyn to the elevator by the ankles, writhing, kicking, screaming and clawing, knocking over cubicles and walls, rug burnt cheeks, Lynn and Stephanie stomping her fingers to loosen her grip on the elevator doors, thrown thru the plate glass windows of the lobby onto Madison Avenue, heaving into the gutter.
Ooh, my seat is wet…

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:50 pm
No. 265 G-Man says:

Lynnhater, you described that dread we've all felt while working under them perfectly.

oh please, oh please won't you share more???

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm
No. 266 Maureen Bauer says:

The news that Lynn lost her husband spread through the industry like wildfire that day.

I feel badly for the two children he left behind.

I'd never heard one word used so much that day.

It wasn't said with exclamation points or in a vindictive manner, more like people saying it in a normal voice, looking away, as if to say, "how sad, how truly tragic."

The word that was used by people was Karma.

I'm not saying I agree with it, but boy, did a lot of people that were treated like shit by Lynn and Carolyn use it.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm
No. 267 Megan Gordon says:

Okay, that last post describing how carolyn was ousted was hysterical.

but on another note, there had to be some great backstabbing leading up to this. Won't carolyn be gunning for leahy? and sloane??? she has to be. I hope she screws them the way they've screwed all of us.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm
No. 268 a Current SOW Staffer says:

I recieved a thank you e-mail from
Lynn, and she is very upset over the comments that she did "something" wrong. She had nothing to do with Carolyn's behavior. None of that can be proven.

As for Stephanie that has yet to be hashed out. Things do not look good for her staying with DOOL, thanks to a few of you on this board. As pretty as she is, I think it is horrible.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm
No. 269 Megan Gordon says:

okay current sow staffer, you're totally kidding and i think your superfunny.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm
No. 270 Carrie Bradshaw says:

For those of you who've never had 'the pleasure' of meeting Carolyn, just picture that OBNOXIOUS broad Kristen Johnson played in SEX IN THE CITY.

She was a loudmouth pig who fell out the high rise window of Candace Bergen's place.

If they ever do a movie on this, Johnson's got the role!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm
No. 271 WhathappenedtoGH says:

Sometimessoapfan, I couldn't agree more. It's the magazines propping up of bad story-telling that is destroying the genre. General Hospital, for example, used to be exciting and romantic, now all we get is mob crap and yet the soap mags say how wonderful it is. And the on-line polls are a joke! Why bother reporting results of a poll that is rigged by people who know how to erase cookies??? Oh, yeah, because the results agree with the choices of the editors. Just stupid.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm
No. 272 lynnhater says:

Lynn called a meeting one day. Conference room. Parapharasing: "Staffers, just wanted you to know that the magazine is doing extremely well. You are all to be congratulated. If any of you had plans to buy that condo or that car (like we made HER salary), I would say go right ahead and do it." Within six months, three people who were in that very conference on that very day, were collecting unemployment!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 273 U Reap What U Sow says:

I think Current SOW Staffer has a lesbo crush on Steph … be careful … you might CATCH something!! *Scratch, Scratch*

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:01 pm
No. 274 Lynn Sloan-Hinsey, RIP says:

Anyone want to meet up at Blondies this weekend for a Carolyn bashing party?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:02 pm
No. 275 ex-cupcakeEater says:

Dear Lynn. . . er, I mean, "CURRENT SOW STAFFER: CH's firing was about as mutual as Sheri Shepherd's. You Carolyn and Stephanie have treated us like shit, stolen our ideas, and made SOW into a joke with the people we were supposed to cover. You knew what Carolyn was doing because you saw her doing it, and you were doing it too. You don't like what's being said here? Well you gave us the material and we speak the truth. And Stephanie? I'd leave DOOL alone, because everyone there is reading this thread - RIGHT NOW, and it's a sun-shiny day here in L.A.

As for Carolyn's Blondie's payola scam. I hope people understand that if a soap star used (and had to pay through the nose for) Blondies for a fan event, Carolyn would cover it, and favor the star for the magazine. If they went somewhere else? Nothing. That alone should have been grounds to fire her, and in any reputable paper or magazine it wouldn't be tolerated. Just another reason to call your protests of innocence to be total bullshit. As was said upthread - YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm
No. 276 simply barbara says:

Does anyone have the email address for HR department that fired Hinsey??? they need to get a link to this thread because they probably don't have a clue and this might actually help to give them one or two!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm
No. 277 A Current SOW Staffer says:

On a totally unrelated note: the mob storyline is being dropped on GH, Thorston Kaye has been let go from AMC, and NUKE on ATWT will finally get a cover story on SOD and SOW.

Also soap fans will once again be treated with respect by both magazines. Considering we are the one buying the mags, it kind of makes sense.

BIG Fall Preview: Carolyn will be returning to SOW to lick the subscription labels before they go out to the subscibers. She will also be in charge of delivering them to the magazine stands.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm
No. 278 Betty Rea says:

Let's cast the movie!

Terminator: The Carolyn Hinsey Chronicles!

Starring Kristen Johnson as Carolyn "Terminator" Hinsey

Kristen Davis as Stephanie Sloane

Jean Randolph (Erika Slezak) as Lynn Leahey

Bill Pullman as the HR manager who'd had enough.

Dakota Fanning as Kelly, the NYU journalism grad/soap fan who landed her dream job at Soap Opera Weekly…


She met.


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm
No. 279 U Reap What U Sow says:

I don't think anyone here has touched upon how Hinsey would never attend nor buy a gift for anyone being given a wedding or baby shower in the office because (in her words), "WHY SHOULD I?? I'M NEVER GETTING MARRIED/HAVING A BABY!! I'M NOT SPENDING MONEY ON A GIFT FOR ANYONE ELSE!!!"


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm
No. 280 simply barbara says:

awww…sow staffer! You ARE funny. I wasted minutes disliking you thinking you were being serious only to now find we are more alike than different.

me, you, lynnhater and a few others need to book a vacation together. or at least dinner at blondies!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:11 pm
No. 281 lynnhater says:

This will be my last post for a while. Because despite the fact that Carolyn and Lynn tried to crush my dreams and made me feel as if my calling in life was to ask people if they'd LIKE AN APPLE PIE WITH THAT, I've overcome their evil ways and am happily employed in the field of journalism…and MUST get back to work. I must leave you with this: In this time of economic strife and political worries, the euphoria that I, personally, have felt in the past 25 hours is beyond compare. My dream has always been to win an Academy Award. As sad as this may seem to some, I can't imagine an Oscar in my hand feeling any better than knowing that Carolyn Hinsey has finally gotten her comeuppance. All right, winning an Oscar would be so much better — because then I could thank Carolyn and Lynn in my acceptance speech for giving me the drive and desire to prove them wrong as to my writing prowess. And how wonderful it would be if the audience and millions at home cheered at the mention of their names, because after this spread makes the rounds (I mean, if DAYS knows about it, why wouldn't Kristian or Drake or Deidre want to share with their friends and colleagues this hysterical thread about the most hated woman in the world?), everyone watching would know exactly who Carolyn and Lynn are — even in Bulgaria, no less. And I wouldn't even have to mention their last names! See ya!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:20 pm
No. 282 Rumor has it! says:

Guess who may be joining TVGuide to help out with their Soaps Columns. None other than Ms. C! I feel so sorry for that group of people over there. They have no idea. Does anyone know how we can get this thread to TPTB at TVG?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm
No. 283 lynnhater says:

Okay… one more thing: If what we're saying is true… that it's quite possible that Leahey and Sloane will be shown the door as well. Why did it take Hinsey's firing for all of this hatred to finally come out about her? We are so silly, people! We forgot the power of the Internet. We could have gotten rid of her ass years ago. I guess we were afraid, huh? Like she scared the crap out of us when we worked for her, huh? Okay. Now I really need to be done. It's just been years of pent-up anger and hatred that keeps me reading and posting and celebrating with others.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm
No. 284 U Reap What U Sow says:

People DID try to get her fired, but in turn THEY were fired for having spoken up!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm
No. 285 Hot Tamale says:

I have just been warned not to go on this site (or post anything about Carolyn/SS/LL). Got to go kids, will be on later to update what happened. Someone is about to get fired.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm
No. 286 Tittle Tattle says:

Who is going to get fired? You? We don't understand.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. 287 mariah says:

"Hedda Hopper" I know who you are and I love you woman!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm
No. 288 Tom Hughes says:

Whenever anything would go wrong at SOD, like an actor being unhappy with being misquoted or if Carolyn blasted someone unfairly in her column or whatever, Lynn had a habit of saying, "Oh, that was funny," or "just tell them we printed that because we thought it would be funny."

Lynn, we all think Carolyn being fired is freakin' hilarious.

Ha. Ha. Ha!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm
No. 289 Alma Miller says:

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.

Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,

Below - below - below.

Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know

The Wicked Witch is dead!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm
No. 290 Rose Dawson says:

SOW Staffer, bitch! You had me going! LOL Thorsten Kaye being let go from AMC. haha Very funny. If he was actually to leave AMC that would definately spell the end of a certain couple's board once and for all, if they all don't kill eachother first. Good riddance. Bunch of cry babies over there. I laugh at the hypocrisy of it all. MAYBE CH could get a job as a mod over there since from what y'all are saying she'd fit in so well with the current MOD of that board. Yeah, I'm looking at you and your gangsta crew JL.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm
No. 291 Henry Slesar says:

Post 300 approaches.

Will it be Carolyn herself?

It'd be a great Friday tag!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm
No. 292 Mic says:

What exactly does your problem with a mod at some random web site for a soap couple have to do with CH getting fired, the reasons why she might have been fired, or whether anyone else is getting fired? Hey, we've got plenty of (legitimate) grudges going on between CH, her bootlickers, her former employees and current employees without bringing unrelated grudges into it. ;-)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm
No. 293 Kevin says:

I can't believe anyone is dumb enough not to realize that more than half the actors (not actresses) on daytime soaps are gay….whether or not they're married. From Cameron Mathison, to Rick Hearst, to Ricky Paull Goldin, to Jacob Young, to Ingo Rademacher, to even ex-daytimer Josh Duhamel.

It's almost an exception when they're NOT gay.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm
No. 294 Rose Dawson says:

Hey Mic, in response to your question, no more than actors or actresses being gay, I suppose. I guess RPG being gay is CH's fault? And futhermore, I never said I had a problem with a mod so please don't go putting words in my mouth.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm
No. 295 RJ Gannon says:

Soaps are a dying medium. As well they should be with the one-note storytelling, and pandering to their 'coveted' yet 'absent' demographic. However even for the skeleton crew watching the snorefest on the tube, CH 99.9% got it wrong. Her snarky remarks and jabs at other actors was mean spirited and tacky. It only showed how a fat no talent bitch with a pen can be a waste. Firing her came to late. Damage done. Soap Rags have as much entertainment value as Happy Hour at Blondies…..pfft!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:36 pm
No. 296 Rachel Gannon says:

Uncle RJ! It's god to see you!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm
No. 297 Rachel Gannon says:

Oops! Slip. I mean *good* to see you.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm
No. 298 Thaao Penghilas says:

I have always found Steph to be friendly but CArolyn is a terror. Lynn reminds me of Laura Bush. She looks like she is on downers.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 299 Mic says:

Rose, RPG being gay isn't CH's fault or anyone's fault. And from what I've seen, most of the discussion around gayness on this board has been around whether CH "protected" gay actors she favored by not reporting on their antics in very public venues. (Whether it's a journalist's responsibility to do so is a different ethics question and one probably not appropriate for this board, since it's a) not a journalism ethics board and b) CH isn't a journalist by any legitimate stretch of the imagination.)

My apologies for putting words in your mouth; I guess I was confused by the way you used phrases like crybabies, hypocrisy and gangsta describing a board and the way it was modded. :-)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm
No. 300 Gwen Hotchkiss says:

You know as I type this from Harmony Jail. I've been called a B*tch so much in the last 3 days my head is still spinning. My former BFF wants nothing to do with me. My Mother told me I'm married to some guy in Vegas. My Rival has finally won my childhood sweetheart. All my sins and misdeeds have been exposed. No one in Harmony likes me anymore…and I'm still doing better than Carolyn Hinsely!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm
No. 301 Erica Kane says:

TV Guide's editor in chief is Debra Birnbaum and her email address is Perhaps someone should forward her a link? She may have second thoughts about her hiring decisions.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm
No. 302 Marcy Walker says:

If LLeahy or SSloane are weepy over recent events so typical. All the evil hacks in the industry are oversensitive to criticism and default to weepy self-pity at any provocation.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm
No. 303 Shawn Dunphy says:

Oh nooooooo!

Not my precious Carolyn. She was instrumental is helping me lie in print that I had received death threats from John and Marlena fans. And the minions who read SOD/SOW believed it! This gay boy will his fat fag hag. Good lucj girly in whatever you do.


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm
No. 304 Marlena Evans says:

This is a double-edged sword for me. Carolyn gave me a lot of press over the years in her column, but she only bashed me so that she would get a lot of my fans to write to her and complain, then she would have something to whine about the next week.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm
No. 305 Monday-Meow! says:

Just my two cents… this was a really interesting and fun read (and all too true), until people starting 'outing' actors and such. Not cool and not relevant. And before people start saying 'they are out' - some very well may be amoung their friends & family, but not in the public/audience/media/press circles they have to live in. (Aside from that, about half are not even true and/or just speculation). Having connections on the inside as many of you do, I will chime in to say that all that has been said about CH on this forum is very true and most of these posts were brilliant and uproriously funny. Poetic justice…the evil cow has been put out to pasture. Boo Moo!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm
No. 306 Henry Slesar says:

ITA Monday Meow.

This thread needs to stay on the correct path: rejoicing that that awful, bad person got what was coming to her.

How many people lost their livelihoods because of her?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm
No. 307 Tina Lord says:

You guys are absolutely divine.

THIS is what I call a message board.

What goes around comes around.

Maybe Ursulla Blackwell will get her comeuppance for that incident at the lighthouse.

~Sipping tea at Llanfair, as dear Viki is in Africa

Tina Lord
Llanview, Pa

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm
No. 308 ex-cupcakeEater says:

Dearest Tom uses Stephanie would you post the link to the AOL thread? Or anyone if you have it. Thanks.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm
No. 309 David Chow says:

We all would like the link to the AOL thread.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm
No. 310 ex-cupcakeEater says:

I just got it by Googling AOL Carolyn Hinsey.


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:32 pm
No. 311 MiMo says:

Oh my heavens! I'm no soap-insider, not by a country mile, but this is the MOST fun I've had in a long damn time. I just wish that out of this comes something better.

I've been fooled before, I danced when MMcT was let go of AMC and then was treated to the horror that it is now. I'm very afraid what comes next will be worse. I'm just going to see how it all sorts out.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:35 pm
No. 312 ex-cupcakeEater says:

Sorry guys, it didn't work. Anyone?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:40 pm
No. 313 lynnhater says:

Just have to ask: Isn't it true that you always have to take the good with the bad? Whenever I sign back on the Jossip site to see what new and exciting vicious things have been said about the even more vicious duo of Hinsey and Leahey, I find it by having to SEE THAT FACE! And now you must see it TWICE because of the two threads! That smiling face is very frightening!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:43 pm
No. 314 Patrick Thornhart says:

Two Threads?! What am I missing? (like I need to spend more time here, lol)

I don't have a problem seeing THAT FACE because it honestly makes me giggle imaging what THAT FACE looks like today. Tear stained, red and blotchy, bleary drunken eyes, snotty nose, frazzled hair, etc.

I would PAY good money and erect a statue in their honor for the person who ducked into Blondie's and snapped off a few quick shots of her slumped over her beer, and then posted them here.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm
No. 315 Alan Carter says:

I have the perfect replacement for all of them…Alan Carter. And yes, it's me speaking in third person! HA! (My friends will get the humor in that joke.)
The original author and creator of "It's Only My Opinion" (by the by)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 316 Joyous Day says:

I definitely agree with a previous poster who made mention of the fact that there is definitely a market for a much more honest soap press. Daytime has long been completely coddled and overprotected in every way. The shows and the stars control their media by saying they'll withhold access to the actors and breakdowns of future episodes that are so vital for the mags. In return the mags do what they are told for the most part and as a result of being controlled the industry has managed to lose several soap mags to be left with digest and weekly at the top of the heap. Enough with keeping these stars in the closet. If they can't stand to be portrayed honestly then don't be in the mag at all and see which other mags will care to work with you. Get real, mainstream media has NO interest in soap actors. The soap mags are all they have. How long are they going to hold out before they suck it up? And same goes for the nets. They have no audience but they'd withhold story breakdowns from the handful of fans they have left? Dumb. and in the end, fans won't miss story breakdowns if you can tell them that in real life Nora buchanan smokes like a chimney and loves her fur coat. Or that michael o'leary obviously has bad hair plugs that he got awhile back and they could put before and after photos side by side to illustrate the point. Or how about mentioning some of the really juicy stuff that just transpired over emmy weekend in LA? Aren't the soap 'reporters' enraged at having to watch these buffoons behave like drunken fools in front of them because they are safe in the belief that the soap press works for them. Hey, the enquirer, in touch, the star, they've all got an audience for a reason. Just do it!
Has stephanie been stripped of her DAYS credentials yet????

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 317 Felicia Forrester says:

Absolutely Joyous Day.
It is all the weirder to me for instance that they would use blind items to report actors/tresses mistreating fans at public events.
You would think that would deserve an "outing" and honest reporting.
If you prove yourself rude to fans at, say, ABC Soap Weekend, tough luck.
There is leeway between sucking up as they do now and reporting on people's penis sizes or something.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:09 pm
No. 318 Diva Marlena says:

Go look up the COW on IMDB. She's so narcissistic that all of her credits end saying "playing herself!" This heifer has been a nasty witch to everyone who ever met her. I met her in the mid 90's, she glared at me as if I was in her space, she mistreated several of my friends that worked at Digest in the West Coast Office. She gnawed the leg off of one ABC Casting Director who grew up with her. She is a horrible vicious, evil, slut who tried to make herself a lover of Cameron Mathison, Randolph Mantooth, Thorsten Kaye, you could go on and on. She was in love with Michelle Stafford for years, until Michelle got creeped out by her and what did the hippo do then? She started raving in her biased columns in both Digest and Weekly about Michelle's biggest competitor, Sharon Case being such a great actress. No one liked this horse, they just tolerated her because of her power. But power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Lynn and Stephanie are even worse! Both knew what she was doing and not only tolerated it and ignored it, but they condoned it. I feel sorry for every single person who ever had to work for this elephant. The only news that would make me more happy than this is if we found out that the U.S. captured Bin Laden yesterday too. But since we can't have that news, lets please rejoice that Carolyn Hinsey - the wicked witch is dead professionally. Don't worry, TV Guide's barely able to pay Michael Logan, they won't hire Carolyn Hinsey. Wouldn't we all love to see her fat face today? Bet her gummy smile is gone and she's probably drinking Jack Daniels now, since she can't afford her gallon martini today. Here's hoping that Lynn Leahey and superstar supermodel Stephanie Sloane are fired on Monday! Enjoy your time here, friends. You deserve it. All of you have been violated by the Queen of mean. Now rejoice in knowing - What goes around, comes around! Welcome to Karma Carolyn baby! Welcome to Karma!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:18 pm
No. 319 Geana Meana says:


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:23 pm
No. 320 Joyous Day says:

Totally Felicia — you're absolutely right. They don't need to rifle through someone's trash but if they do something as blatant as being rude to fans at a soap event then have at them. Why would that even need to be discussed — just go to print! The soap mags are like the fan mags of the 50s. So afraid of the studio and access that for the absolute most part they tow the line and enough is enough.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm
No. 321 Paulina Cory says:

And here's something funny about stephanie sloane…you think tom eplin was the only star she laid down for? Get real. Let's just say she knows her way around a few private parts, if you know what i mean.
Hey, no judgements about her getting around if she wasn't such a bitch but since she is i like throwing out there that she's a very desperate character.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm
No. 322 Freeman Gunther says:

Thank god. I thought that cow would never get ousted. love to all of you, many of whom I'm sure i know!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 6:48 pm
No. 323 Eden Capwell says:

Anyone find that AOL thread yet?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 7:14 pm
No. 324 Raven Alexander Swift Whitney Whitney says:

If what we see on screen was 1/5th as juicy as whats being talked about on this thread, soaps would be thriving.

Think of it –unrquited love, alcoholism, STDs, love affairs to advance a career, kickbacks from certain bars, abuse of special privleges, harrassment, protecting secrets of friends, exposing scandles of enemies, stealing story ideas and bylines.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 7:25 pm
No. 325 Marco Dane says: Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm
No. 326 Diva Von Dishwasher says:

Oh, did the fans ever hate her. Hey, maybe this guy will get his dream of taking over her column after all. http://thewreckcenter.blogspot.....ytime.html

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 8:37 pm
No. 327 U Reap What U Sow says:

If memory serves me correctly, I do believe it's Ms. Hinsey's birthday this month. What should we all get her?? HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm
No. 328 Soap Spouse says:

We need to be careful here - she may end up on a reality show doing better than before. Like a blond Gene Simmons…
Hi Freeman!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm
No. 329 Eden Capwell says:

So did Sloane and Leahey lose their jobs yet?

Don't stop now, I'm like a junkie needing a drug! More dirt, I want more dirt!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:10 pm
No. 330 Simply Barbara says:

I know, me too! Must have more information!!! Please!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm
No. 331 Friend of Digest EXES! says:

The guys out in the West coast office are celebrating at the Goucho Grill tonight. Oops, not Blondie's in NYC? TEE HEE! : ) This frumpy woman, Carolyn Hinsey treated those guys and all of the former employees like crap. Michael M. was very good at his job, she got jealous and drove him out. Then Allan Carter came in, she drove him out. Don't forget that wonderful lady Roberta, she drove her out. She and Stephanie Slug never wanted anyone at the West Coast Office who could top them, anyone who was a better writer that didn't suck on her hoof, she got out of there. What a devious winch. Isn't it great, guys!! She's gone. By the way, I have a friend who was having lunch with Brian Frons today. Hinsey the Hideous called him crying, slurring on her words, she was so drunk. He pretended to be shocked and sorry. Then immediately got on his blackberry,looked up this very site and laughed his butt off. Michael Logan also called her and told her he was shocked and sorry, then proceeded to call my best friend and laughed his butt off. The joke is on her. The only 2 men who pretended to call, frankly my dear Carolyn the Coward, they don't give a DAMN! And Cameron Mathison and Thorston Kaye are glad that they don't have to pretend to love you - COW anymore! I am sorry to see some of the actors who were forced to kiss up to her be outted on this site. Come on guys, that's not important who is gay and boffing who. What we should stick to on this site is making sure we celebrate that Gigantic Thing's demise at Weekly and Digest. At the hands of Lynn Leahey who gave her the POWER to destroy, oops, tried to destroy the careers of hundreds of people. Carolyn Hinsey. You are one big blob piece of "POOR WHITE TRASH!" You go girl! Next year you won't be in the pool drinking in your sex orgies with the actors before the Emmys. Guess poor Michael Logan will have to find another beard to go as his date to the Emmys? Even if he took a Panda, it would be an improvement from you! Carolyn, you are fat poor white trash!!! Get it? You dogged and destroyed so many people. How does it feel to read how many people hate you? I never posted in my life on these boards, but I now believe it's WORTH it. Carolyn Hinsey, did I tell you that you are one piece of POOR WHITE TRASH? Have a nice weekend, you big sloppy piece of POOR WHITE TRASH!!! Good night friends, enjoy your weekend, drive carefully and I know you are all celebrating but don't drink and drive. Oh Carolyn, did I tell you, that you are ONE BIG BLOB Of POOR WHITE TRASH?
Happy Birthday! HAAAAA!!! HAAA!!!! HA!!! HA!!!!!
All of the people who she either fired or caused them to quit or have nervous breakdowns. You are vendicated. Just remember, after her checking account is cleaned out by her having to pay her own bills now, she won't have to show people her check book in the elevator, she'll be cleaning the elevator out! Oh, did I tell you, she's (Carolyn, YOU are POOR WHITE TRASH!?)
Back to Long Island, Baby! And hopefully Lynn and Stephanie can join you in the Trailer Park that you are headed to. Carolyn, Did I tell you that you are POOR WHITE TRASH?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:19 pm
No. 332 Randolph Manhood says:

Boys, Carolyn Hinsey gives good SOAP HEAD TOO!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm
No. 333 OJ Simpson says:

Yeah dudes! She gives good KILLER HEAD too!That fat piece of S*(^&)!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm
No. 334 Jenny Gardner says:

Jase replacing Hinsey? Well, he's a good writer and he knows his soaps, which is more than I can say for The Ousted One. Had I not witnessed her treachery and its impact on someone I know and care about I would assume these stories to be exaggerations. But woe to any hot young soap stud who would not service her or at least stroke her exceedingly large ego.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm
No. 335 Patrick Thornhart says:

Randy, OJ….I concur. As I said upthread: she sucks a mean soap dick. Well, at least she used to.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:33 pm
No. 336 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

Look, i'm not into outing people just for the hell of it, but maybe if these cowards just came out themselves there wouldn't be the stigma of 'are they/aren't they' gay. CH and company loved holding that over their heads. They always acted like they were doing these closet cases a favor like, "hey, i'm totally cool with your deviant lifestyle but you know the fans…they're so ignorant and middle-american, they'd never understand and we don't want to see your career end." It's offensive as is lying about who you are. And don't tell me it is not anyone's business because the straight actors can all talk freely about what they look for in a girl, or stories about their first kisses or their current relationships or whatever. But the gay ones, its lie or don't even bring up the subject so that's clearly a double standard and that runs rampant throughout the media in general.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm
No. 337 G-Man says:

What a day! I've never seen such a happy bunch of people at work! Carolyn, who knew you could ever bring this much glee to people — all by having your life fall apart! yay!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:40 pm
No. 338 U Reap What U Sow says:

I want more from "Friend of Digest EXES" … you had me in tears of laughter!! MORE!! MORE!! YOU'RE BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm
No. 339 A Llanview Lady... says:

Whatever will Catherine Hickland and Hillary B. Smith do for positive press?? It used to be that Catherine just had to have CH over to her place to sit at the kitchen table and feed her junk about her co-stars to get positive mentions and countless plugs for her wretched CAT cosmetics line…Wonder if CH will be welcomed back to Catherine's abode now that the gravy train has run dry.
And as for Hillary B. Smith…she actually enjoyed CH, maybe because she's not so nice herself. I know during my time in CH's orbit she got a few nuggets of information from Smith and Hickland who loved to casually drop bombshells about other soap stars in CH's direction. Good for Robin Strasser for having none of it! Unfortunately, smith/hickland never missed an opportunity to trash her and her phone hotline to CH. Not nice people. I hope the truth comes out about you guys too!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm
No. 340 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

Can i just say that i won't be happy until stephanie sloane has suffered a similar fate to carolyn. I know i should just be happy with carolyn's comeuppance, but stephanie has SO much karma coming her way it would be a shame for it not to explode all over her…kinda like an STD. (couldn't resist)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm
No. 341 Mimi says:

I never quite understood her grudges. She despised Robin Christopher for some reason, I think related to some history going back to AMC between Robin and Maurice Benard, who was a favorite of hers. But the joke was, Robin was so uninterested in doing all the press that so many soap actors do that she didn't even know who Carolyn was, let alone that she had this weird grudge against her. I think that irritated her more than anything. She really needed that recognition for some reason; she fed on it.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:52 pm
No. 342 Tittle Tattle says:

I cannot believe all these comments about Carolyn. They are outrageous. Please keep it up, double-time.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm
No. 343 Gina Meana says:

Yes! I LOVED robin for being clueless about ch's ire!!! It was so brilliant! And that "you're dead to me" business that she always threw around. that was awful and she meant it. I swear hillary smith started using that too awhile back and the first time i heard it i knew right where it came from even though she often used it in gest.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:55 pm
No. 344 blondecrane says:

Thank you for firing this witch ,after trashing Passions for 9 years , this bitch finally got a good ol taste of KARMA

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:56 pm
No. 345 U Reap What U Sow says:


Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm
No. 346 Sassy Mouth says:

Maurice Bernard and his one-note performance need to be history. I cannot believe GH has put up with him all these years, They used to make stars years ago(Tony, Genie, Antonio Sabato Jr. Rick Springfield, Demi Moore, Jack Wagner, John Stamos), and he has been hogging and stealing the show for YEARS.

Oh, I am so depressed and dangerous, Look at me I'm Sonny. Give me a break.

Carolyn was CRAZY about him.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:00 pm
No. 347 Tom Used Stephanie says:

I just flashed on a classic carolyn moment: Last year's emmy weekend in LA, Renaissance hotel lobby bar, it was after the emmy parties and she and some other editors and soap stars were all returning to the hotel at the end of the night and the bar was closing and she freaked out "do you know who i am? do you know who these people are?" she basically tried to force her COMPANY CREDIT CARD on the poor bartender insisting he stay open saying she'd buy all the drinks for everyone because there was so much gossip to cull from the drunken returning masses. mind you, none of it would have made it to print, it would have just been behind the scenes fodder for her to hold over people and talk smack about them, so why she'd need to put that on a company card i don't know. But the bartender was like "gotta go" The guys lives in LA, what made her think he'd be impressed with an oversized mag editor and some lame daytime stars? He's gonna keep a bar open into the wee hours for those losers? but she didn't get it because in her mind the soaps and her mag were the center of the universe. to her, if you said you weren't impressed, you were lying.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:02 pm
No. 348 Disheartened says:

Sorry to hear that about Catherine and Hilary. I liked those bitches. Well anyway Andrea and Robin rule. Now those are some bitches!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm
No. 349 Disheartened says:

Tom Used Stephanie that story is priceless. Please keep it up!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:04 pm
No. 350 Simply Barbara says:

Another poster already mentioned this, but the astounding part to me is that unlike STAR mag's bonnie fuller or rolling stone's jann wenner or any other high-profile editors NO ONE OUTSIDE OF THE EXTREMELY SMALL GROUP OF SOAP PRESS AND ACTORS even knows who these three stupid women are and yet they've managed to elicit this kind of hatred — much of which i'm venturing to guess is being put forth from people who probably never post anything online but can't resist doing so now! Really, why have these three been able to go on as long as they have? Not only have they made all of us miserable, but they've also contributed greatly to the diminishment of the soap genre by pumping up their lame friends on the shows and insisting that this is what the viewers want — while never actually listening to the viewers and actually getting pissed when the viewers did speak up no matter how creative the campaigns to get SOD's or the network's attention.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm
No. 351 just a fan says:

OK, I know I am digressing, but for a long while I heard rumors that Brad Cole was gay. The rumors dried up when he married and produced a baby, but I just gotta know which way he swings?

Trivial? Sure.

BTW, I'm happy for everybody who is getting a bit of sweet revenge.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:09 pm
No. 352 Simply Barbara says:

yeah, i liked hillary smith too when i was in high school and watching her on ATWT. then i was 'lucky' enough to interview her for the mags and she was…abrasive. And then once i saw her comraderie with CH I knew who and what she was.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm
No. 353 Tina Lord Roberts says:

I feel that I only had my feet in the water with SPW/SOD. But I learned a great deal during that time period, thanks to wonderful mentors like GW, MM, and DE. I chose to scram really just as I had got off the ground.

I remain good friends with a couple of former editors. Though my exposure to Carolyn was minimal, I knew some of the shit my friends went through because of her behavior. (The overused phrase of "you're dead to me" - which was mentioned here earlier - certainly rings a bell.) She was demoralizing, and no position earns one the right to treat people the way she that she did.

I had more interaction with Lynn Leahy, and she was always nice to me, and even accomodated a situation to help me out, which I'll explain later. And like I said, I was never marked for death by Hinsey.

My curse was Stephanie Sloane, who I THOUGHT I got off to a great start with. I had the unique experience of working for both magazines simultaneously. But I was too green to realize the unspoken rules of the road. Sloane was my boss on one hand, and Linda Susman the other. Susman assigned me to cover an event… and the interviews I conducted generated an unexpected DAYS cover story (with MM co-writing) for SPW.

Suddenly, I was garbage to Stephanie. I used to be included with editors teleconferences, but I was "uninvited." I would agree to cover events, then be told after the fact that I would not be paid for them. When I congenially confronted SS about the sudden change in relationship, she suggested that quitting SOD may be better for me (even though Lynn Leahy, as I was told by LS, had setup my arrangement).

That said, weirdly enough, Sloane was right to suggest I leave. I did resign a couple of months later, amicably. She did make sure, a few weeks later via another editor, to let me know that I "was about to be fired anyway." No reason, since I was doing my job well… just because. Classy, huh?

So, to "Current Staffer" who was jumping to the defense, no, SS is certainly not roses and candy for everyone. I find her to be a petulant, emotionally vacant brat. And if it's true that she's really upset about people having negative perceptions of her, maybe she needs to spend less time crying and more time re-evaluating herself as a human being.

Leaving really was the best decision for me, because - as much as I love the soap genre - I had become uncertain that entertainment journalism was the right direction. Truly, I love writing dramatic and comedic fiction. And I have to say that there were some great, bright spots in my SOD time thanks to some stand-up people there. But I was sad to see the overall run end on such a lame note, especially since my experiences with the people at SPW were often so amazing (keep in mind that Hinsey was not in charge there at the time).

Whenever I think of SS (or even CH) today, all I think of is "STARF#@KER." Really, that's what they reduced themselves to. And as someone so astutely stated before here, those two really sucked the credibility out of soap opera journalism.

By the way, it's important to note that It's Only My Opinion was not the creation of Hinsey, It was originated by former SOD Editor Alan Carter… and it was wonderful, intelligent, and tasteful under his pen. When it went to Hinsey, I felt it lost what made it an insightful read.

I want to wish good luck to my friends and former colleageues who are posting here. You know who you are if you know who I am, and I totally adore you and am grateful to you for affording me an overall life-changing experience. To those of you who are still at the magazines, I hope this change (and any coming changes) bodes well for you. ~R

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm
No. 354 Alexis Dexter says:

Tom Used Stephanie! That story was dead on! I missed it but i did hear about it from several people, a few of whom were the actors who were mortified by carolyn's carrying on in the lobby bar as she waved her credit card around squealing, "I can't believe you don't want to make money! There will be a lot of drinking here and you don't want to make that money? I think your boss would love that move. You're lucky if you have a job here tomorrow honey!" It was really, really bad.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:13 pm
No. 355 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Tina Roberts — GREAT SUMMATION. That was vintage Stephanie. It wasn't often that she so blatantly showed her claws but it did happen enough.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm
No. 356 Drake Hogestyn says:

I loved Carolyn. She helped me bash my enemies on Days. Rock on Carolyn.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:25 pm
No. 357 Holden Snyder says:

I had a similar experience with SS. Years ago she played nice with me when I was freelancing for another mag because we'd had mutual friends. She told me to pitch story ideas to CH and her so they could see if i could write them for the mag. I did and they stole them and used them as their own. when I called her on it she spat back, "Did you just accuse us of stealing from you? You just shot yourself in the foot! You're done in this business!" That's bad enough…but the other foot dropped when SS had LL call the editor of the other mag i had been freelancing for to say that I had been behaving questionably at events i was covering for the rival soap mag. LL tried to pass it off as a 'friend' who didn't want the other soap mag to be dragged down by my bad behavior. Fortunately my editor, a great lady who long since got out of the business, chose not to believe the story even though she only suspected how devious lynne was and didn't really know for sure. She kept me working with her and even recommended me to other mags, even soap mags, and that drove Lynne crazy, and stephanie too…so naturally CH got on board and made sure to try and get me ousted from all future soap events. It got to the point that i was so nervous about what story they'd make up about me that i started to not cover events anymore because it just wasn't worth it. they are animals.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:25 pm
No. 358 HoldenlovesLily says:

Was your boss Mimi T? She rocks.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:28 pm
No. 359 Sassy Mouth says:

Sounds like some of the stars would kiss up to Carolyn to dish dirt on their co-stars. How disgusting.

You guys are really "in the know". Which stars are truely nice and down to earth? I would love to know.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:30 pm
No. 360 Eric Faison says:

I cannot believe the insanity that has taken over this board! I've heard some really distressing things today about how badly LL and SS are taking this and while I fear that might fill some of you with glee, I'm hoping that at least one or two of you might have a heart and just move on from this vitriol.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:30 pm
No. 361 Alan Carter says:

Tina Lord Roberts, I don't know who you are (even if I'm trying to figure out by the clues…lol) but thanks for the very nice shout out! Much appreciated.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm
No. 362 Holden Snyder says:

No, the boss i mentioned wasn't Mimi, but did wind up working with her and she was fantastic. I worked with another woman at a mag that only lasted 2 years.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm
No. 363 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Who's nice?
-Bob Woods
-Martha Byrne
-Kelley Hensley
-Kelly Ripa
-Susan Flannery
-Michael Park
-Judi Evans
-Peter Reckell
-Kristian Alfonso
There are many…these were consistently the tops though, for me anyway and for many of my colleagues

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:35 pm
No. 364 Tina Lord Roberts says:

Tom Used, thanks for the response… I have to admit that, at first, the experience with SS left me feeling really negative about the whole genre. I say that, really, because I want her (and others) to know that WE KNOW their appreciation for the soap medium isn't sincere. It's phony and self-serving. Hindsight being 20/20, I know I walked away a better person.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:36 pm
No. 365 Mic says:

Eric Faison says: "I’m hoping that at least one or two of you might have a heart and just move on from this vitriol."

I have a heart, Eric. I have a heart for all of the folks who were apparently and clearly victimized by women who got WAY too invested in their own pathetic power and turned into a bunch of Queen Bees and Wannabes. That kind of high school crap getting dragged into an actual professional setting pisses me off.

I get the sense that poor LL and SS aren't crying over all the bad things that happened, but they're really, REALLY sorry about getting caught. So if you'll forgive me, there won't be any sympathy for them coming from this quarter.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm
No. 366 Tom Used Stephanie says:

I agree. I'm glad i got out when i did. I still can't believe how much i am disgusted by these women all these years later! They're that awful.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm
No. 367 Tina Lord Roberts says:

Alan, you and I have never met. But I always appreciated your work. I think you were gone the year prior. DO always had great things to say about you.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:38 pm
No. 368 Drake Hogestyn says:

I find Peter Reckell egotistical and Kristian Alfonso a bulimic bitch. Deidre Hall has a big ego too. Mary Beth Evans is really nice, must be the cookies, but Stephen Nichols is a jerk. Makes a pass at everyone, including Deidre, and Kristian.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:39 pm
No. 369 Former Digest Insider says:

I remember a story that one time Lynn called in Stephanie and a handful of other junior editors and told them that none of them could write.

Later, a teary Stephanie asked Lynn how she could have done that to her in front of other people!

So Tina Lord Roberts calling her emotionally vacant and petulant sure rings true for me.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:40 pm
No. 370 Gina Meana says:

Drake, darling, I don't think you're for real but live and let live, that's what i say!

Yes, Kristian is a bit on the undernourished side, but there isn't a mean bone in her body. And Peter is very down to earth, he can just be a bit preachy (to some) about his environmental causes. he means well though.

Deirdre though…she's another story. Anyone care to discuss her relationship with Jane Elliott??? Come on people, let's call it what it is.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm
No. 371 Drake Hogestyn says:

The magazine really changed under Lynn. It was much better under Mimi.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:43 pm
No. 372 Tina Lord Roberts says:

Eric, maybe Stephanie will find some closure for her grief if she starts acknowledging and apologizing for the things she's done. Trust me, I'm not looking for anything from her, personally. I'm just making a suggestion that might help her deal with some of that stress you keep sympathizing about.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:44 pm
No. 373 Drake Hogestyn says:

Deidre has slept with everyone, both male and female. Stephen has slept with everyone, just female.

Kristian is a bitch. she slept with drake and peter still hates her. Peter is a jerk who yells at fans who aren't environmentally friendly.

Alison Sweeney is just a bitch.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:45 pm
No. 374 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

I remember stephanie and her crocodile tears to lynne. Happened more than once. What did she have on lynne that she bought that act every time??? Lynn wasn't dumb so what was the problem? I think she was a little obsessed with steph the way CH is with Thorsten Kaye.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:45 pm
No. 375 Drake Hogestyn says:

And how about Jensen Buchanan??? Big slut.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:46 pm
No. 376 Drake Hogestyn says:

Carolyn didnt' just like men. She had a thing for Lauren Koslow.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:47 pm
No. 377 McInnery says:

I remember, this is way back, but i remember a sunset beach party in NY where stephanie was so entranced by an actor's tight leather pants that she followed him around all night long and couldn't stop talking about it for a week. In the office people couldn't figure out why she was so into it and kept talking about this guy but it turned out she was only after him because one of his female costars who steph was madly jealous of (she recently turned up on OLTL playing marty and steph and CH wouldn't stop until she was ousted from the show!) was into him and steph wanted to get him so she could show the actress that she was desirable as well. She didn't get him but she held a grudge against the other actress for the rest of the decade and did wind up getting her booted from OLTL by making sure SOD took every opportunity to trash her as a recast character. CH was right in there because she was a recast for, drumroll please…thorsten's wife. insidious.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:53 pm
No. 378 Linda Dano says:

Jensen Buchanan! I haven't heard that name in a long time! She was practically responsible for AW's cancellation because she demanded so much money from P&G that they had to keep ousting other actors to make more money available for Jensen because god forbid they didn't have Vicki Hudson on the canvas. And then she had the nerve to refuse to play a dual role so they had to bring Ellen Wheeler back!
Speaking of Jensen…remember her co-star, paul michael valley! What a wacko that guy was. My friend interviewed him and he couldn't keep his hands off my friends legs and knees the entire time. Just kept finding reasons to touch said friend (a young, good looking man) and then he kept talking about his girlfriend while doing it! Another closet case.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:57 pm
No. 379 Linda Dano says:

By the way, anyone have info on whatever happened to make grant aleksander leave GL??? I was out of the business by the time that occurred and i'd heard lots of rumors about crystal chappell and beth ehlers being very integral to his ousting. They apparently did not like him at all, any truth to this?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 10:59 pm
No. 380 Sassy Mouth says:

What about the GH stars who is nice and who is naughty? Please tell.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm
No. 381 You Said It says:

What is the story with Van and Jake on ATWT?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:01 pm
No. 382 Sassy Mouth says:

Kelly Ripa seems like a sweetheart, and an honest to goodness nice person. What about her husband Mark (aside from being a male stripper)?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:04 pm
No. 383 Eric Faison says:

I really do hear what you all are saying, it's just hard for me to get it. Though…I am being reminded of a lot of familiar stories. Basically, I know LL and SS have a lot of issues to deal with but maybe this will bring them to a place to do that. We'll see. Until then, i'm signing off to leave this board to all of you. I don't think I have a place here.
best to you all.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:06 pm
No. 384 Maddie Colman says:

What's the deal with van, he's gay. Sweetheart of a kid, nice, nice guy. Jake, he's more of a question mark.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:08 pm
No. 385 A Current SOW Staffer says:

To back up what Eric has said, yes Lynn and Stephanie are very upset. More like fit to be tied that all this info had leaked. I heard today Stephanie was having a "meltdown", and blames most of this trouble on former employees, not herself or Carolyn. Big surprise. They have both seen this site, and are sick over the tales being told on them. TOO BAD!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:08 pm
No. 386 GL-er says:

speaking of the gays…and i love to do so, anyone care to chat about John Driscoll? GL's coop? he's a real straight arrow. Young republican (he'll talk your ear off about politics and he's very set in his beliefs) but if tom pelphrey ever for a second gave him the green light when the two were on the show together he'd have been on him faster than CH could get on a big mac. I know because…I know he fooled around with another recurring character on the show (played sam) and lots of their pillow talk seemed to come back to driscoll's daydreams about pelphrey. True story.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:12 pm
No. 387 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

I hope steph and lynn check this site every hour on the hour and that it makes them sick to death.
How sad that they are upset not over the facts of all the heinous things they've done but rather that it got leaked. That really does figure.
Lynn really should pat herself on the back though because though people dislike her and call her the phony good cop, she really did hang SS and CH out to dry. They're the ones getting all the really bad stories told on them! Bravo, Lynn.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm
No. 388 Eric Faison says:

Again, just try to find some compassion for these women. They aren't the she-devils they're being written as. And Stephanie isn't the total slut you guys describe either.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm
No. 389 Sassy Mouth says:

Keep that gay gossip coming! I cannot believe everything you guys know. You are my heroes. You all should be the ones running the magazines. Screw Lynn and Steph.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm
No. 390 Alan Carter says:

Tina Lord Roberts, thanks again for the nice words. You should know, any friend of DO's is a friend of mine. If I did one thing right at SOD, I made very smart hires, and all of those men are still my friends (I hope…lol). We bled together, they certainly bled for me. In ways I could probably never describe of fully thank them for. I fought for them, gladly, and kept them from the firing line on …well, more occasions than I even care to remember. But their loyalty to me was unwavering and I watched some brilliant, talented, amazing writers become even more brilliant. And considering the conditions they often had to work under, and the demands, and the rudeness and the weirdness and the pettiness, well, I commend them as writers and even more as people. And years later I still feel some guilt about leaving them to fend for themselves in the house of dysfunction. They're stronger than I will ever be and I'm glad to be able to shout that from the rooftops! Tina at the next function, please make a point of saying hello!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm
No. 391 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Um…yeah she is! Nice try though Eric. I don't even think you're buying what you're selling anymore!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm
No. 392 Sassy Mouth says:

Van does seems like such a nice guy. Great to hear!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:20 pm
No. 393 Gina Meana says:

All i know is that we are rapidly approaching the 400th posting and you don't get 400 posts without really pissing a lot of people off!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:20 pm
No. 394 Insider-ish says:

Wow, heard about this thread and had to see it for myself! I work at a rival mag and we're petrified that CH is coming our way in some capacity! The only thing we can hope is that we can't afford her otherwise…we're in big trouble from the rumblings we're hearing.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:22 pm
No. 395 CarloHesser2 says:

Thom Christopher will probably be sad to see CH gone. She really puffed him up in the mags for a long time.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:24 pm
No. 396 Trish34 says:

I feel really bad for the current SOD/SOW employees because from what i hear they are under a microscope now and HR isn't really helping them out. LL and SS are reading everything and trying to figure out who is posting what and that's really not fair at all.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm
No. 397 Mishca432 says:

Hey! Back on the gay gossip subject!!! Who else is gay and who is hooking up with each other! That's the good stuff!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:27 pm
No. 398 Mic says:

Gay gossip isn't really the point of this particular thread, is it? It's about Carolyn Hinsey, her ilk, and the terror they caused. Television without Pity has a behind the scenes soap opera gossip thread if you want to get into the whole "who's gay, who isn't, who cares" thing, right?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:29 pm
No. 399 Cheatin' Heart says:

Stephanie, have you heard from any DAYS folks yet??? Because if you have and they haven't mentioned reading these postings they are lying. I've seen three of them checking this out first hand.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:29 pm
No. 400 Simply Barbara says:

YAY I'm #400!!!!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:30 pm
No. 401 Simply Barbara says:

can you believe, 400 posts on these dregs of humanity!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:31 pm
No. 402 Nadine Cooper says:

What's the deal with CH and Nancy Lee Grahn?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:33 pm
No. 403 Tina Lord Roberts says:

Alan, I'm so out of the loop now, that I tragically don't even know what the next function is… I haven't spoken to D in almost two years, unfortunately… I'll hookup a link here in case you can use it to reach me. Otherwise, I'll try to look you up somehow! :-)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm
No. 404 A Current SOW Staffer says:

Lynn and Steph need to straighten out their acts or they will be shown the door next. Take it from me I know this personally. Don't believe for one second that HR does not know about this thread. Several comments are being looked into. Especially about West Coast jaunts (Days)and expense report mishaps. You know just what I am talking about. Everyone is responsible to answer to someone, unless they own the magazine. Put another log on the fire, it is just about to get good. A real "Daytime to Remember":)

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:35 pm
No. 405 Eden Capwell says:

Forgive my cluelessness but who is HR?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:37 pm
No. 406 A Current SOW Staffer says:

Human Resources-that is how this whole downfall for Carolyn started in the first place. They are not willing to put up with her mess anymore.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:40 pm
No. 407 Eden Capwell says:

So what was the straw that broke the camel's back?

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:41 pm
No. 408 Anna Devane says:

My head is spinning. When I posted the first comment — after seeing the item up for a while with no comments - I was expecting the usual 7-10 responses that Jossip gets. Four hundred plus comments later… When is someone going to go ahead and create a website for all of the Survivors.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:45 pm
No. 409 Natalie Buchanan says:

Yes, please- that's what I'm dying to know about!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm
No. 410 Simply Barbara says:

A web site would be fantastic!

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm
No. 411 A Current SOW Staffer says:

Countless complaints about her behavior and antics. She got too big for her britches (literally).

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm
No. 412 Soap Fan says:

i'm just a fan but this has been great to read! Keep sharing more "stories"! I don't care who is straight or gay but who doesn't love to know who is sleeping with who. Keep it up!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:01 am
No. 413 Simply Barbara says:

I'm going to bed but see what y'all can do about getting this thread to 500 postings by morning. okay? :)

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:04 am
No. 414 Bo Buchanan says:

A copy of WEEKLY: $2.99
SS's haircut: $200
CH's bar tab: $478
LL's salary: $300,000 (plus quarterly BONUSES)
Their collective comeuppance? PRICELESS!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:08 am
No. 415 RKK says:

That comparison to CH and the Sex & The City character was dead-on. No one's brought up the time Friends spoofed Stephanie with the Digest reporter (who looked just like her) who slept with Joey. Ya think even Jennifer Aniston heard SS tales from her pop? Nice letter Tina Lord Roberts. I think I know who you are.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:18 am
No. 416 GLFAN says:

As a soap fan, I never cared for CH's opinion. She won't be missed.

On another topic. What is the deal with Ellen Wheeler? Is her number one job responsibility to get GL canceled? The show is just awful. I'd love for the mags to tell us what is really going on backstage since the actors are so afraid to speak out. Why are they all of sudden rushing to put Reva and Josh back together?

Just wondering.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:18 am
No. 417 Lets Stay On The Topic Of Miss Carolyn "White Trash" Hinsey says:

Hey Guys, I am as fascinated intrigued by what actors are gay and what actors are not. But come on. They are not the reason for this Thread. It's the purebred "White Trailer Trash" Trollup Carolyn Hinsey herself. I won't pretend not to know her. Diva Marlena is like so many of the hundreds of you who have posted, who know this trick for what she is. Back in 1997, I had the luck of watching her at the Universal Sheraton Hotel when she was all over actors at the after party. She treated fans like DIRT. Yes, some fans were rude and crashing the party, but some were outside just waiting to get autographs. I remember seeing this trollup turn her nose up at them like she was the STAR. She was in fact the STAR Fu*(&er! She is a piece of white tornado bait trailer trash. Trust me, I am not making fun of those poor or middle class people, I am one of them. But she's the lowest of scum. She blackmailed stars and used everyone including the talent of many great writers like Alan Carter, Michael Maloney and god knows how many others on the east coast and she demanded the stars talk to her after they wanted to confide in how they could trust the writers and editors. She was like a SCIZOID. That bitch turns on everyone and now she's sitting on her couch with her fat White trailer trash ARSE and we are all loving it. How many people are so hated that in our economy when they get fired, people rejoice! That says a LOT about Miss Trailer Trash White Slut Carolyn Hinsey. Lynn Phony Leahey and the supermodel Stephanie Slug too. To think the two dim wits are at home or at work today whining about the coverage they are getting on the NET. Honey,Stephanie despite what her supporter previously says is the biggest slut in daytime. She makes Brooke Logan on B&B look like a Nun. At least Ridge, Thorne Eric et al didn't give Brooke herpes, like Tom Eplin gave Stephanie. Eplin, who by the way is GAY as a tooth fairy, just as his friend back at the San Francisco theater he learned his craft. But again, I apologize, it's not about the gay actors who had to hold their noses and sleep with Stephanie Slug, Lynn Phony or the Bessy the cow, known to all of us as Carolyn White Trailer Trash Hinsey. But this woman was vile and is a terrible person. I watched her fired or run off dozens of people since the 90's. While smiling in actors' faces they all hated her. Eric Braeden once said, he'd rather kiss a horse's ass than Carolyn Hinsey. Michelle Stafford and Lauren Koslow had affairs with her then got creeped out, when Stalker White Trash Carolyn Hinsey started squeezing them for more attention. Yes, Human Resources needs to check on Stephanie, but hopefully Primemedia will cut its losses and fire that HO and the Lead Terrorist of the bunch, Lynn, who is NO victim at all. Hinsey used her clout to cause publicists to lose clients! I can prove that. I used to know a very prominent All My Children star who got rid of his publicist just because this dragon ass b*(&h whined about his publicist. I know a wonderful photographer who didn't have a fan event at Blondies, and that Cow's ass, oh forgive me, she's the whole cow, isn't she? Well, Carolyn Hinsey told the photo editor (then at Digest) to send this photographers pictures back, never to use them. She turned on the Luke and Noah fans, she turned on the fans of a prominent GH actor. While laughing behind Maurice's back that he was a one note actor, she gladly giggled and hugged him in his face. Michelle Gross, yes, that's actually her name and her description used to make fun and mimmick her at parties they had for actors and crew at GH when she worked there. Carolyn, I wish I could think of one thing, only one thing to say nice about you or your lack of talent. But all I can say to you is, You White Trash piece of DIRT under our shoes! How does it feel to be the one fired? The one getting more press than Deidre Hall when she was fired from Days in the 80's? Hell, you got more press out of being a slut, HO, Bit*( and oh, White Trailer Trash, than Ingo Rademacher got for naming his little baby boy Peanut. Hell, People Magazine only gave Ingo 2 paragraphs. You got 2 Threads on this wonderful website that allows us to tell the WORLD what a White Trash Bimbo you really are. Wow, you weigh about 800 lbs now? Just think when you are out of work and drinking every day at Blondies and eating at Taco Bell and McDonald's what kind of HIPPO you will become. You deserve to lose your job! You deserve to be humiliated publicly. Too bad you can't fit a Scarlet Letter "A" on that Hunchback of yours! You look like the front end of a Camel that has been mated by a Rhino! Carolyn, I can only say that one thing remains the same. No, not your job, you lost that. Not your gums when you smile, you will most likely lose your teeth to syphillis, but your being WHITE TRAILER TRASH! Honey, that won't ever change. Oh and something else, it will never change that you are the most hated woman in the world! Have a great weekend watching this site fill with all of the people who know you for what you are. A conniving slut, with no morals, no empathy for the people you put out of work, you sack of horse manure. Nikki dumped David Chow's ashes in horse manure this week on Y&R. Just think bit!$#! in just a few days, you'l be out grazing with the cattle and they won't like you either. Cuz, you are 100% purebred WHITE TRAILER TRASH! Enjoy!
And since you are an advocate for FREE SPEECH, being a hack journalist. It's only the opinion of about 400 people so far and more to come after my post! Let everyone STAY on subject. Forget who sucked whose dick. Just know that no one sucked HINSEY's!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:26 am
No. 418 Keith Oberman says:

Miss Hinsey. I don't know if you are a HO or White Trailer Trash, but you are officially.. THE WORST PERSON .. IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:45 am
No. 419 Former Digest Insider says:

I agree with #417; let's keep the comments on Hinsey.

But I have to share one more about Lynn and Stefanie. And let's face it: neither Carolyn nor Stefanie would have been allowed to ruin people's professional lives if Lynn hadn't allowed them.

I worked for an editor who wasn't too bright but when she heard a co-worker get all snarky with some underlings, she took her aside and said: Don't ever talk to people like that again.

Had Lynn done that with Carolyn or Stefanie, they would have backed off most likely.

Anyway, one time Stefanie was complaining to Lynn that other editors were 'jealous' of her relationship with Tom.

I heard Lynn's response was essentially, "Well, of course. Look at them! What soap star would date any of them?"


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:47 am
No. 420 Donna Love says:

Lauren Koslow is one actress who didn't need to get manhandled by Carolyn Hinsey but for a few years there it was pretty intense. I recall a 'friend of a friend' (wink wink, nudge nudge) say that Lauren actually had her phone number changed to avoid Hinsey's love/wrath/obsession. Fortunately, Lauren Koslow is an absolute doll so even Hinsey had to just leave her be, after all, Lauren Koslow has a few well placed friends who aren't afraid to back her up without conditions.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:54 am
No. 421 Former Digest Insider 2 says:

Yes, I agree with #417 as well and #419 too. Like you, I was an insider and I agree. Lynn was the biggest problem. Carolyn Hinsey was an insecure overweight sleep around teen from high school who got to where she was by luck and on her knees. Stephanie was pretty before the cold sores took over, but Lynn was the most vile and evil one. And if Primemedia wants to become relevant in daytime again. Not only with the producers of soaps and industry people, but with fans, after they can see what conniving politics went on at DIGEST for decades, then Primemedia needs to send Stephanie out to audition for her next role, starring in "Stephanie Does Days Of Our Lives." XXX and then send Lynn home to raise her kids and pray that they don't end up like Lizzie Spaulding, Noah Newman or their mother! Primemedia, CLEAN HOUSE! These bitches have ruled the world too long. And like any serial killer or pedophile, Lynn and Stephanie I was told by an current Digest employee are both sitting around their laptops tonight crying and emailing each other, in shock that former and current employees think so little of them. You are right, they are the head of the snake, hopefully that part, which bites you will be gone on Monday. God knows Thursday Primemedia started the right process, they got rid of the horses ass, but it's time to get rid of the snake's head, Lynn. Because I've known her for years. She is ONLY going to cry and feel sorry for herself for a few weeks if left in power. Get rid of these HOOKERS. Let them work off Madison Avenue alleys where they have stiffed cabbies, shafted waiters and let them doll up on their high heel shoes and Lynn and Stephanie can sell their goods in Donna Love's beautiful dresses from Another World. The only way Carolyn will make any money as a HOOKER is if she wears a BURKA.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:57 am
No. 422 TRUE ex-employee says:

Hi Former Digest Insider.
Perhaps your current Digest informant should also inform you that Primedia no longer owns the soap magazines. They haven't for quite some time.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:01 am
No. 423 Former Digest Insider says:

"No. 166 Anna Dimera says:
Want to see SS light up like a lamp? Tell her she’s so pretty she could be a soap star herself. It gets the same look my dog used to get when i praised her for going on the paper."

Geez, Anna, that's gotta be the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time. SOD should hire you to revive Diva von Dish.

It's funny 'cuz it's true.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:02 am
No. 424 Monica Quartermaine says:

Cold sores????

2000 mcg Lysine morning and night at first tingle. The sores will not develop.

I can't believe anyone is ignorant enough to still get cold sores.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:03 am
No. 425 Donna Love says:

Because there has been much mention of Donna Love's beautiful dresses from 'Another World' that Stephanie coveted so damn much I feel obligated to mention that Stephanie felt that by wearing Donna Love's clothing she WAS Donna Love. That's how she conducts her life, like a B storyline soap diva. Honey, the only person who is fit to walk in Donna Love's stilettos is Anna Stuart.

And I LOVED the press release about Carolyn: that it was a 'mutual' decision and that she had 'other irons in the fire'. Folks, those irons are also known as Hot Pockets and they're available for 3.99 at the local mini mart.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:04 am
No. 426 Former Digest Insider says:

#422, note there's "Former Digest Insider" and "Former Digest Insider 2."


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:04 am
No. 427 TRUE ex-employee says:

Fair enough. And wasn't Tina Lord simply a former intern that moved back to the West Coast after his stint? Just curious is all.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:06 am
No. 428 RKK says:

"Simply" an intern? Interns, as well as all staff, press and industry professionals were respected during the Mimi Torchin regime. No one was "simply" an intern.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:11 am
No. 429 RKK says:

…and the Susman regime, although CH had her foot in the door then, so it wasn't the same.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:13 am
No. 430 Sally says:

She looks like a fat ugly and cheapd slart. Has she ever thought of plastic surgery? A bag over her head? Sterilization? Keep your legs crossed, you farken wh0re! We can smell you from here, you low-life slart.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:17 am
No. 431 Carolyn's Corner says:

I wonder how Carolyn's little lap dogs JDil, GWkel,JG and MB is taking the news? Oh to be a fly on that wall today. I went on and they still have her blog up. Remember her Soaptalk appearances? After those she would go out and completely get thrashed. She personally asked the behind the scenes staff of Soap talk where the nearest bar so she could in her words get fucked up. How classy is that? Stephanie looks like she is in the second stage of a face pull. She smiles like Heath's joker in Dark Knight. Lynn's letter to the editor looks like she got some bad botox on the lower eastside.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:17 am
No. 432 TRUE ex-employee says:

Wes all interns were treated well under all regimes. I was one myself. Simply an intern wasn't meant to offend interns or Tina Lord. It was meant to imply that that person was never on staff long term. In fact I believe this person was an intern way before Hinsey was involved with Weekly.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:18 am
No. 433 SimCitydude says:

I bet the fucken slut is a pedo as well.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:20 am
No. 434 Carolyn's Corner says:

I meant Lynn's letter to the editor picture looks like she got some bad botox on the lower eastside. Eric Faison if you are still out there you moved on the bigger and better things so stop trying to stick up for these bitches.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:20 am
No. 435 Former Digest Insider 2 says:

Look Miss True Ex Employee. I made the mistake. Fine. I didn't say that the current employee called the owners Primemedia, I did! That's who owned it when I worked there. So what is the big deal? You are after all - an EX too! Why are you picking on me? I didn't fire you or anyone. I didn't sleep my way through the Another World and Days cast, I didn't allow people to be humiliated and picked on. I thikn Former Digest Insider # 1 and 99% of the others on this board know that I as well as anyone else can make a mistake. However, Carolyn the COW, Stephanie the Slut and Lynn the Looney didn't just make mistakes, they forgot the the "golden rule." Do unto others as you would have those to do unto you! Or as my old granny once said, "Carolyn, You be nice to everyone on your way up, because you'll have to see them all, on your way down!" Oops. I guess her grandmother didn't tell her that? Hers told her to chew off Mark Teschner's leg and show the world what White Trailer Trash Can Do on your knees!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:22 am
No. 436 Tina Lord Roberts says:

RKK, I have to disagree: The "Digest Editor" on Friends is a depiction of what SS could only DREAM that she looked like! … Alright, I'll concede that she was like some "pretty version" cousin - and who wasn't nearly as passive-agressive.

Cool that you might know me. I'm not concerned about being anonymous or anything. I just didn't want to float my literal name or email around in print here on the thread.

But I just realized how any of you long ago friends / mentors can email me (Hey, Alan Carter, in case you're here again!): If you click my Tina Lord Roberts handle here, my name - weird spelling and all - comes up on that page. My email is my first & last name, no spaces, at AOL.

Bonus points if you remember why I chose Tina as the name here…

And that's only for the Digest/Weekly crowd… Please no strangers / random soap viewers asking who's really gay. I only blow that info to close friends! :-P

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:23 am
No. 437 Macca says:

Wow - she sounds like a real live Gwen Hotchkiss by what I've read so far. I wonder if she murders children and enables rape as well.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:28 am
No. 438 Tina Lord Roberts says:

"True Ex-Employee," I was an intern with SPW. I later took assignments, including covering events, and was paid for those. When I went back to LA, I became a "paid intern" - which really amounted to a part time editorial assistant - at the SOD office. When DJ left, I began a run of assignments for SPW in addition to SOD. I continued with SPW for a while after that.

I don't know what you consider to be long-term, but this spanned over two years, and during the hiring freeze. I don't think it takes anything away from what I've said here - which, by the way, included my explaining that I didn't work under Carolyn. I actually came in to SPW at the end of MT's run, and started within two weeks after her last day. I'll never forget what people went through during that time. It was surreal.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:31 am
No. 439 Former Digest Insider says:

FDI2, it's all good. I don't think anyone's attacking you per se.

We're united in our disgust over how CH treated people — I would LOVE to know if CH is reading this.


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:31 am
No. 440 Channing Capwell III says:

Even if CH ends up at SOAPnet — which I can't see happening — she'll have no real power.

That's more marketing for ABC, not journalism where you can write (some) what you really want.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:34 am
No. 441 TRUE ex-employee says:

All is good. Just trying to see if I remembered you correctly. I did.

I was suggesting long term in the offices at Madison is all. Was trying to pinpoint how long you were in there.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:34 am
No. 442 Tina Lord Roberts says:

And I hope that your name of "TRUE ex-employee" isn't a reference to me - because I was employed… truly.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:36 am
No. 443 Vera, the Spaulding Maid says:

This is better than the time at the Blue Moon when Billy Lewis was going to kill Roger Thorpe and my 'Peanut' (Alexandra) said to Billy, "Really? Then you're in luck! He's right outside on the deck."

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:36 am
No. 444 TRUE ex-employee says:

No more a reference to you than anyone else in particular. Just a name of someone who worked there for quite a few years and has a few stories. Some bad. However, many surprisingly good.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:37 am
No. 445 Tina Lord Roberts says:

Okay, if all is good with you, all is good with me. I was in the NY office for a little under a year. (Our last comments crossed each other, btw).

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:38 am
No. 446 Need Scoop on GH says:

No one will spill on GH. WHY NOT? Give us the Scoop!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:42 am
No. 447 Tina Lord Roberts says:

And thank you, RKK, for your comments about being an intern. I don't know if I ever worked with you, but I typically knew right off the bat those who welcomed me and gave me opportunities to work. By most, I was quickly made to feel part of the family. If I did work with you, I'm pretty sure you'd be one of those people I looked up to.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:45 am
No. 448 Stephanie Does Daytime XXX says:

What about the time Carolyn Hinsey followed Cameron Mathison to Florida to Super Soap Weekend. In 1999 I think. He was dating Jennifer Esposito of Spin City. Poor girl knew he was down there sleeping with female fans. Cam has been doing that since day one. He and Mark Consuelos were always comparing notes at the Reebock Gym in Manhattan, of which had the coolest or HOTTEST fans. Well, Hinsey got wind of it. She was also sleeping with Cameron. So who told her? Mother Superior, Lynn. Before long, Cam had to take Jen to Orlando for the weekend, she stayed by the pool, until Hinsey approached her and confronted her with the news that Cam was cheating on them. Yes, Hinsey was so drunk she slipped up and told Jennifer E. she was also having a fling with the hunk. Lets just say, Jen and Cam were open minded about fans, as long as he wore a raincoat, but when she found out he'd be so low and disgusting as to be with Hinsey, Jen quickly broke up with him after they returned to NYC. How does Cam keep it away from his beautiful wife Vanessa that he's still "doing" that dog - Carolyn Hinsey? He gave her his cell number, asked her not to call his home number. Guess what happened Thursday night when the Polar Bear couldn't find one friend to talk to? She called Cam's home number and now he's going to change both numbers on Monday morning to keep her out of his life. This woman is like cancer. She's dangerous, and maybe she'll use the dirt she has on all of the daytime actors to get them to fight for her and help find her a job? No, that won't happen. And besides, the entire FDNY want nothing to do with her either. They hope maybe she'll be under the next crane collapse in the city. Big fat piece of white trash! Yes, Carolyn, you!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:46 am
No. 449 Anthony Geary says:

Getting married and having a baby means nothing. Two words: Tom Cruise.

Jacob Young, Ty Treadway, Peter Reckell… anyone can do it. Even the leading ladies can… "Never Say Never"

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:46 am
No. 450 The Harmony PD says:

The real tragedy (other than the fact she clearly didn't treat people well) is that she is a MAJOR contributor to the downfall of our industry. Playing favorites, sucking up to certain actors and producers and then completely trashing others does nothing to grow our business and, in fact, has the opposite effect. What good does it do to daytime or the daytime magazines to be so negative about the business?? I appreciate honest criticism when it is fair and balanced, but Ms. Hinsey simply had personal favorites and that colored all her opinions. Is it any coincidence that shows and magazines have folded and disappeared in the years she has been "reporting" on the soaps??? She is a cancer on the industry and I hope she never returns to do more damage.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:49 am
No. 451 Carolyn's Corner says:

Remember when she had Thorsten rank and write about Cameron's apperances on dancing with the stars? I bet her seat got moist every week from the getting off on the fact that both Cam and Thorsten had to check in.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:52 am
No. 452 Grant Putnam says:

Wait…Ssriously, people actually still read SOW and SOD?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:01 am
No. 453 WhoMe says:

So, who besides uberdiva Alison Sweeney is co-writing Days behind Dena's back?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:06 am
No. 454 Need Scoop on GH says:

hahah..that's the only way Alison Sweeney's character would constantly be torn between two men.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:08 am
No. 455 Will says:

This is big news, wow, i'm really surprised, she's been around for a while and i thought she did a good job. I have met her a few times, and every time she was VERY nice and friendly.

I am surprised to hear these things, that's too bad.

Ellen Wheeler, don't get me started. She is the WORST, i love soaps, but CANNOT watch GL. Damn, she is such a horrible producer. And I ran into her once, she's a TOTAL bitch.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:23 am
No. 456 Borg Boy says:

So did CH actually like Maurice Benard, or from what I read here, laughed behind his back at what a truly lousy actor he is?

And any news of The Bobby Deniro of soaps *snicker* ever moving on to other projects where he doesn't have to stutter and trip over lines he obviously can't remember?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:24 am
No. 457 Will says:

This is a funny thread, btw.


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:24 am
No. 458 Will says:

My friend goes to soap events, after parties and stuff, she's not a fan, but knows a few actors.

She said at the Broadway Cares after party Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, GH) was a total bitch to everyone. I can't stand her on GH, her voice is really annoying and her storyline is beyond boring.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:26 am
No. 459 John Edwards, Whose Your Daddy? says:

I am so glad this Carolyn Hinsey woman has taken me off the headlines! We white trailer trash need to stick together. So Carolyn, Thanks! By the way, Carolyn Hinsey got inside information on Sunset Beach and even All My Children from her one time pal fellow dyke Kathleen Noone. Kathleen was always giving Hinsey information on costars and people in the industry even her BOSSES to keep in good stead with Digest. Hinsey also turned on Noone when she changed her phone numbers and email address because Hinsey was emailing her over the weekends in her drunken stupor. So guess why Miss Hinsey the SOW turned against Passions? Yep, you guessed it. Miss unbiased, fair and balanced helped destroy a daytime show (which was already bad) by damming it in her columns ever chance she got. Wow, she really felt like she was wielding power by destroying shows, didn't she? What a tramp. This woman treated employees like garbage. She is beneath contempt. I only hope she ends up under a park bench in Central Park. Heck, she's probaly too big, she'll end up being a park bench. Remember she was also sexually after Nathaniel Marston too. When he turned her down, she even called him "Crazy" in her "Only Her White Trash Opinion" column in Digest. I hope that everyone stops buying both of these rag tabloids until Lynn Leahey and Stephanie Slut are gone too. And all of their crying this weekend won't amount to anything. People, before you pity these clowns, remember the days you were losing cars, barely paying rent and had to call up relatives from NYC or Hollywood to tell your family back home that you needed help paying your bills until you could get another soap paying gig. These three hags, Lynn(Rose), Stephanie (Blanche) and Carolyn (Dorothy) won't be golden girls in daytime together. Now if Lynn, Carolyn and Stephanie run into anyone that they used to suck up to and pretend to be fans of. They will now wonder if the actors and producers and writers are actually laughing at them when they walk away. Sorry Carolyn, you look in the mirror, you must have always realized they were laughing at you. Even Michelle Stafford who used to pretend to love you "Babe!" is laughing at you toinght. Sandra Nelson, who you slandered in your column after Bill Bell hired her to replace Stafford who tried to jump to Aaron Spelling's Pacific Palisades is laughing at you now. Sandra's doing great, living in a beautiful home in Malibu. You? Eating a pizza that the pimple faced delivery boy from Dominos just delivered, you probably are still so evil, you didn't give him a tip. But I can give you a tip. You are a piece of worthless, pure unadulterated piece of nasty scuzzy WHITE TRASH! When you wake up in the morning, we'll all be beaming from our afterglow of another day of knowing that you are suffering. You deserve every bit of pain and public humiliation that you gave to Michael Maloney when you forced him out, Roberta, when you forced her out, and even though Tom and Devin have sucked up to you for a decade. Just know that they are at the Goucho Grill in the Valley tonight laughing and drinking and celebrating your downfall. Yes, your downfall. You did it to yourself. You walked around chewing up everyone like a great white shark. Well, whale, I hope you have enough blubber to keep your fat, NOT PHAT arse warm this winter when your landlord throws you out. Maybe you can yell, like we all heard you yelling at the hotel after the Emmy party. "Don't you know who I am?" They will know after this. The world will know. When you go apply for a job, just know that the recruiter has googled you and found you to be a worthless piece of white trash! Just think when you go into Starbucks Sunday morning in your sun glasses, that the cashier will know who you are. A worthless piece of white trash! Just think when you dump your trash on Monday, the garbage man will know who you are and he may be the ONLY one on this earth who feels sorry for you. But even he will know you are a piece of trash! When you go into Blondie's with your tear stained face on tomorrow night for Saturday free drinks, that they will smile and say, "Hi Carolyn!" But in thier minds, they will all have celebrated your downfall. What a worthless person you are. You caused all of this pain. But it doesn't compare to the pain you caused so many of us! The joy in our hearts is that you made us a better person. We simply made FUN OF YOU! But honey, you deserve it! You had this coming. Karma is a BITCH. But so are you!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:31 am
No. 460 The Harmony PD says:

Well, I THINK she was trashing Passions before Kathleen joined the cast….

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:03 am
No. 461 Gabi says:

I LOVE how when you google her name, this is the 3rd page that comes up - not only does it yell 'Carolyn Hinsey Fired' but there are nearly 500 testaments to her absolute atrociousness. No way to hide from this. :D

And I had never heard of her before today but now I can't help but want to join in with all this dancing on her grave, it's absolutely hilarious and so unanimous - keep it up!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:56 am
No. 462 Jackie Templeton says:

She was willing to kiss Maurice Benard's ass extra hard when her pal Nancy Lee Grahn wanted to be the new queen of GH and Sonny's next baby mama and after Sarah Brown first left. But CH turned on him almost as fast as he turned on Nancy when he figured out he couldn't control her and the new young Carly was actually popular. CH didn't have the guts to go after MB directly, but she certainly went after the new actress playing Carly at he time, Tamara Braun.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:07 am
No. 463 Wallingford says:

I feel bad there has been this unbelievable amount of venom spewed at someone over "gossip" that she has been Fired.

I want to read the actual NEWS STORY detailing her ouster into the GUTTER so I can CELEBRATE appropriately!


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:15 am
No. 464 And Justice For All... says:

Anthony Geary, you sound like you know where the bodies are buried — i know this threat is about ch, ss and ll but how about just one final who's gay!!! Just one list, maybe 20 names and then we'll be done with that topic, okay??? pleassssssssssssssse!!???

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:19 am
No. 465 U Reap What U Sow says:

As a former employee who worked in "the field" alot, I was constantly hit on by Steph's herpes-diseased boyfriend, Tom Eplin. Of course, he disgusted me and I never indulged (thankfully!). But Steph was aware of him hitting on me and I'm certain she hated me more for being what she deemed "competition" for her. No worries, Steph … I HAVE CLASS … YOU DO NOT … I would never lower myself to Tom nor any actor … I'm not a STAR F*CKER or SUCKER … I, like my fellow hard working co-workers, were there to DO OUR JOBS and just constantly got SHIT ON by the likes of YOU/CH/LL. I was use to working with CLASS whose name is MIMI TORCHIN!!!!!!!!!! All of you are just the DIRT beneath MIMI'S FEET!!! YOU ALL DISGUST ME AND ALL THESE OTHER DECENT HUMANS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME OUT OF THEIR LIVES TO COME TO THIS BOARD AND POST BECAUSE WE ARE ALL SO SICK and DISGUSTED with the RIGHT YOU 3 FEEL you've had ALL THESE YEARS to treat US like SHIT!!!!!!!!! Well, I can only hope HUMAN RESOURCES reaches out and makes some kind of POSTING on THIS SITE for those of us who would be MORE than HAPPY to take the time out from our daily schedules and MEET with the appropriate parties to get your ASSES FIRED, which should have been done MANY MOONS AGO!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:24 am
No. 466 Kevin Collins says:

Looks like a few people need sedatives and a trip to Ferncliff. Maybe you can negotiate a group rate?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:35 am
No. 467 Sleepless in Pine Valley says:

I just stumbled on this page while perusing Jossip and i'm floored! I actually know Stephanie Sloane! Not well, but i do know her. I haven't seen her in years and I can tell you that she was always a little shady in a 'mean girls' kind of way. I knew her after college through friends and I cannot tell you how many times she referenced her job at SOD. The few times i saw her she always managed to throw her job and ties to soap actors around like it was a badge! It was really weird, but in a way that then made me feel kind of sorry for her. Whenever anyone would talk about their 'dream job' she'd pipe right in with the story of how she was 'discovered'. You'll love this and i swear it's true as many of you have probably heard it firsthand, she said, "I was sunbathing with a friend on the roof of her building in NYC and we started talking to this man who was also sunbathing up there and one thing led to another and when i started talking about my love of soaps he said, 'you should talk to my friend lynn leahy' and the rest is history" SS used to love telling this story about serendipity because then she'd launch into, "you never know when opportunity will knock and you always have to be ready for it" And she was. She made sure to use any and everything to her advantage always as long as i knew her. She basically lost touch with the mutual friends we had as far as i know but did let everyone know when she was dating 'tommy' who we later learned was tom eplin, she thought she was dating a huge star but honestly none of the rest of us even knew who the hell he was. plus, he was awful to her and she'd put up with it just to say she was with him. Wow sounds like she may have been rotting from the inside out all this time. G'luck steph, i never really cared for you but it sounds like you've really got your hands full with enemies. And…don't be too mad but I HAVE to forward this on to everyone we know/knew who would also be fascinated to see what your up to!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:36 am
No. 468 Simply Barbara says:

I just can't stop reading this thread! Every time I think it's done MORE information comes out. Seems like the gist of it is that these women were even more hated than i ever dreamed.

Maybe Carolyn can get a job working for Jeff Lewis from "flipping out" — he seems like an easy-going employer if you don't mind picking up human poop.

I've long hated Carolyn but, oh my! Stephanie, you dirty, dirty dog! I always suspected that you were really seedy but who knew just how much! Let this be a lesson to you…if you were really pretty enough to be on a soap then you'd probably be on one already, n'est pas?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:45 am
No. 469 Big Girl(s) Cry says:

I just keep humming that song "Big girls don't cry" while i'm reading this and imagining carolyn sitting on her sofa staring at a dvr list that is full of soaps that she now not need watch!!! That's the best! Watching the shows now is going to probably drive her crazy(ier)!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:47 am
No. 470 Simply Barbara says:

I'd like to give a special shout out to two really lovely ladies who are reading this from time to time, and you know who you are, my sweets!
Your Auntie Barbara loves and misses you very much. The future is really looking rosie now that CH is gone. Time to open a bottle of bubbly in celebration!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:51 am
No. 471 Marcy Peeples says:

I never worked with CH but have several friends who have and I am thrilled that this gigantic monolith of a b***ch got what's coming. I only wish I could be a fly on the wall in the big pig's apartment today. Like is she crying acid tears? Does she feel any remorse? I just wonder.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:56 am
No. 472 Judith Clayton, host of Heart of the City says:

I'm wondering how many posters here are:

- ex-Digest and ex-Weekly employees on either coast who've had direct dealings with CH

- current Digest and Weekly employees

- current industry daytimers from actors to producers, makeup, hair, etc.

- fans

- Jossip site people who came upon this thread and just started checking it out

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:22 am
No. 473 Simply Barbara says:

Oh i've had direct dealings with all three and they're awful. I wasn't employed by SOD or SOW full-time but i did freelance for them and i also freelanced for their competitors once SOD began stealing story ideas and using them as their own, which i see from this thread is something they did to many of us.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:32 am
No. 474 Tom Used Stephanie says:

I worked with and for these women at different points in my career and if anything, these posts are gentle.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:33 am
No. 475 U Reap What U Sow says:

CH should get a job as a Correction's Officer in prison … she wouldn't have to worry about getting raped … who'd want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:47 am
No. 476 Carolyn's Corner says:

I worked there before. I know all three of those bitches. SS makes baby Jesus cries and Carolyn is the Devil wears Lane Bryant!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:50 am
No. 477 U Reap What U Sow says:

Unfortunately, I had work experience with all 3 BITCHES after they successfully got Mimi Torchin fired due to their JEALOUSY and knowledge that all 3 put together didn't have an iota of the BRAINS/TALENT/CLASS of MIMI! They were SO THREATENED by her!! Lynn chose to fill her lame-ass column with her own personal family photos and that of employees' (WHO GIVES A FLYING F*CK, LYNN??) because she isn't TALENTED ENOUGH to write such intelligent journalism as Mimi!! However, Mimi ALWAYS remained the LADY!! After going from working with Mimi to working with the 3 BITCHES from HELL, it was like going from eating FILET MIGNON to eating DOG SHIT!!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:01 pm
No. 478 Rose Dawson says:

I'm waiting for the 3 bitches to turn on each other to protect their own asses.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:10 pm
No. 479 Audrey Hardy says:

I have never even heard of this Carolyn Hinsey person, and I hate her, too.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:18 pm
No. 480 Susan Piper-posting from Hell says:


I have never seen such vicious gossip and just right out right bitchery in one place…please carry on!!!

Kittens, it does seem like the soap "industry," is similar to a high school theater group…you know, the ones who were picked on for being fat, weird, gay, whatever, and then found each other and reacted by being total bitches to the rest of the world and thought they were big fishes in their small pond.

However, how does such a horrid woman stay in her position for so long? And how did a woman, who looks at her best, frumpy, rise to that position in the first place? I can't believe that no editor, actor , producer, exec hell intern, didnt tell her to go fuck herself before now. Is the soap world that small and shallow that this behavior is tolerated?

And just a little side about Ellen Wheeler, akasoapkiller…didnt Ellie date Eplin for a while, and found him in bed with another guy? Or am I getting her mixed up with Marcy Walker and Billy Warlock..Dahlings, the soap world is full of queens marrying skinny fag hags that it just gets so confusing some times.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 12:57 pm
No. 481 writemewrong says:

i have taken carolyn's wrath and made every attempt to stay away from her. karma is a bitch carolyn and you are getting it in spades. the publicists she berated for no reason other than she could was completely completely unforgiveable. carolyn went after people just cause they got in her way — in her crazy, fucked up, my way or the high way, way.

my only fear is she ends up at another publication i need to deal with and i have to tolerate that poor excuse for a human being again.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm
No. 482 U Reap What U Sow says:

Yes, Susan Piper - Ellen Wheeler was actually married to Tom Eplin. Word is that he drove her to a nervous breakdown and she had to be hospitalized for a while. Because of Tom, EW was put in a rubber room and SS was put on penicilin.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm
No. 483 Mada Hari says:

I worked for these three Queen Bees. They are wannabe soap stars. I hated my job at Digest. Mimi Torchin was a class act. I never understood why Carolyn and Stephanie, who secretly hate each other, were always backing up the other to Lynn against any employee who dared to stand up for themselves. You'd get slapped down really fast. And don't ever have a show publicist suggest you for a feature on a star on their show. That was the kiss of death. I got yelled at by Carolyn many times. Once so loud that Stephanie said to me, she's going to get you. You'd better get another job. And how many of us had to apply for writing jobs or any job and on that application say, it was not all right to contact our current employer. I was shell shocked for years after leaving Digest's east coast office. The guys out west were petrified twice a year when Carolyn would arrive to yell for nothing and for days. Stephanie's trips to the Days set were eclipses by her possible arrival at the office out there. Stephanie is not nice. Mean girl? That's putting it mildly. Skanky and sleazy are her traits, but what she really is, is very sneaky and two faced. Lynn would sit through your evaluation looking stunned that Carolyn was yelling and lambasting you for everything. Then she'd tell you privately, we know how she treats people, management are aware of it. Bitch, weren't you management? You were supervisor. And do you ever wonder why Catherine Hickland and Dan McVicar are never on OLTL and B*B but always in the magaziine? They are the spies for Carolyn. Carolyn referred to McVicar as her fire hydrant. No, it's not because she peed on him, at least not that I know of, but it was because he would be filled to capacity with gossip about actors he hated and was envious of on his show, Ronn Moss, Hunter Tylo (who he leaked every detail of her suit against Aaron Spelling to Hinsey). That's why he went golfing with "Brad" Bell all the time. Getting information on his costars and calling Hinsey directly to leak details, like when Hunter was hiding her pregnancy with her last daughter Katia in order to SHOCK the jury and the other side in her suit. It was McVicar who called Hinsey. You wonder why Ronn Moss is bigger in Australia and Europe than America? McVicar turned Hinsey against him early on. His chief competitor. He also leaked information about Winsor Harmon's divorce from his second wife Candace, he leaked Susan Flannery's private relationship information to Hinsey, Lauren Koslow's medical information, John McCook's secret side. His revenge was having to marry Sally Spectra. He got that storyline for losing a golf game to Brad Bell. Catherine Hickland leaks all of OLTL's details to Hinsey too. Then there was the day Carolyn Hinsey said to me personally. "You are dead to me!" Well dear, you are now to all of us. And don't you worry, that old Queen Michael Logan is NEVER going to let that cow be hired at TV Guide, because that will be the end of his duties there. And their FAUX friendship. Don't worry, whatever job she gets, it will be a DEMOTION! The Devil won't be wearing PRADA anymore. She'll be wearing shoes from PAYLESS! I worked for this woman and a friend of mine worked for Bonnie Fuller. We compared notes. Bonnie at least had TALENT. This bitch has NONE. How many of the hundreds of us you attempted to destroy went on and made it in this field? You will become a drunk. Oops, guess you did that already. And the people you have spying for you on the daytime sets? They won't even call you now. As a previous poster said, you'll now watch the soaps and hate them, because you won't be able to inject your own ego into the lives of these characters and actors anymore. Lucci, Zimmer, Flannery and Strasser! They are the Queen Bees, my dear. You, Lynn the Lonely and Stephanie the Sneaky are not important and now that everyone including your FANS and readers get to see you for what you are. Worthless! It didn't have to be this way. You could have treated people with respect and we'd in turn do the same. You were envious and jealous of Mimi and anyone who had a life and talent. Linda Sussman tried to be like you and you see where it got her. Now look at yourself Carolyn! Look at how you are the most reviled person in the soap business. Oops, guess you are officially not anymore. I would love to see you make a statement and let us know what other projects you have in the works. That like your life is all facade. Now you don't have your company credit card and your business cards to make you feel whole and now you are worthless and alone. Oops. Guess you ere that from day one too. Never did I think when you told me, "You are dead to me" that I'd now be able to say officially, you are to me too! Bye Carolyn. I don't ever want to see your fat gum line in a photo again on a page in any magazine. Oops, guess that's a given? You are dead to me, Carolyn. The joke is, you are now to yourself. LOOK in the mirror if you can stand it and if you have one big enough so you can see your whole self. And say to that image in the mirror, even after it cracks. "You are dead to me." Or as your pal Michelle Stafford said about you a few weeks ago. "That Bitch is dead to me, Babe!" Maybe you can move into that run down apartment McVicar lives in? Maybe you can become the rep for Catherine Hickland's cosmetics business? No, alas you are back to being that overweight, oversexed blow job queen in the ghettos of New York, where you came from. Not even good enough to live in a trailer. The posters that called you white trash are wrong. That's too good for you. What you are is Carolyn Hinsey! That is real punishment. That is really pathetic! Any soap stars calling you? By the way, there are almost a dozen primetime or movie stars that started in Daytime that YOU, kept saying didn't want to do interviews with soap magazines. Therefore blacklisting them with their daytime following. Following, fans, people! She lied. What they didn't want, was to do any press with her. Carolyn, you are miserable and unhappy. There is no hope for you, you are not redeemable and no one feels sorry for you. You are dead to me and to all of us! Bye… Bye! Now here's hoping Lynn and Stephanie will follow you on Monday or SOON AFTER! Bye.. Bye!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 484 Susan Piper-posting from Hell says:


How devine!!!Now we have some clue as to Wheeler's fucked up taste and why GL has sucked under her tenure, the bitch is crazier then I am!!!Not that poeple havent called me crazy but it certainly wasnt imspired by a man, even one as hot as Eplin (sorry, chickens, I found him even hotter when he, shall we say filled out…thank goodness we never crossed paths or I would be scratching my cootchie and waiting in line for my shots along with this SS woman!!!

Back to point, CH's last published interviews with anonymous GL actors, wonder who they could be??? Did CH actually have the taste to detest GL as much as the viewing public, or was she just pissed that Wheeler got to ride Eplin for a while? These soap opera industry women sound so high school, whatever will they do when the industry finally collapses unto itself…and what a wondeful ideal for a book, "Who killed the soaps," kittens, what a way to spend a lazy afternoon, lounging on my leopard skin chase, sipping wine and reading about these horrid, stupid, silly people try to screw each other over while the roof collapses on them all! Please, insiders get to work on that!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. 485 Ghost of Another World Past says:

Does CH's firing really matter all that much since the soap mags are on their last legs too. Soaps are dying and when a few more of them go than the mags will follow into oblivion. Sad to say it…I love soaps but they're doomed. I predict that two or maybe even three soaps will be canceled in 2009. In just a few years the rest will probably follow.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. 486 Soaps May Have Last Leg says:

There will be some soaps that die. But Y&R, B&B and GH are huge overseas and they will last. Maybe even ATWT. As for Ellen Wheeler, yes,Carolyn Hinsey and Stephanie Slug both hate her. And yes, she caught Tom Eplin with a man in bed and it was not Carolyn Hinsey either. Hey guys, stay on point. This is about Carolyn Hinsey and all the people she screwed over. This is about whining crying Stephanie Slug being the tramp of Salem. This is about Lynn Loser who not only allowed Carolyn to malign us and harass us but also enjoyed it until the Human Resource people realized they had enough. Sooner or later they were going to have to face a lawsuit over the abusive language and ways that Hinsey harassed employees. It's pathetic. She yelled, screamed, threw things at people and even TRIED to destroy actors who didn't play her game. They have run Digest into the ground and Weekly too. Both are rags now. They tried successfully to put other magazines out of business. But what a shame. Maybe one of them would have this horse now? SID doesn't want her. They all remember how she took Bauer Publishing to court to try to keep from them being the same size as Digest. Like we have free enterprise in America, but not in those bitches minds. Carolyn you are miserable today and will be for the rest of your fat life. Lynn, you know your days of ruling the roost at Digest and Weekly are coming to an end. And Stephanie, you are cute, but not pretty enough to be a star. I remember one day she was on the Days set with Janet Diloser and other press and she kept saying to everyone,Stephanie that is; "Everyone says I should be an actress. But I wouldn't want to. It's a tough business. I have the best of both worlds." Yeah, honey. In your head! Lynn is the worst however. She was the vessel from which this whale and skank came from. She's the mother of these demon seeds. So it just would not be justice unless Lynn goes too! Say a prayer tomorrow at church for this. And for all of you fans and readers of Digest and Weekly who have been wondering why ONLY a few stars get all of the press. Now you know! If a star was unlucky enough not to kiss up to one of these 3 bitches, they didn't have a chance. Carolyn, you have no idea how many actors HATE your guts even while drinking with you. Stephanie, you have no idea how many of them know that you were on the down low with Tom Eplin as well as 2 stars from Days. Lynn, you have no idea how people saw your recent tragedy as KARMA. Can you 3 imagine what horrible people you must be that everyone is laughing at your downfall? Chucky (Maloney) from LA is vile and sneaky, but at least no one celebrated him leaving Digest, Soap Magazine and all of the other publications he worked for. At least he has talent. More in his pimpled face than you three have in your whole bodies. Well, Carolyn actually has 2 bodies!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm
No. 487 Alan Carter says:

Ghost of Another World, I've been sounding the death knell about the business of soaps and the mags for a while, myself…but (and maybe I'm an eternal optimist) but human nature hasn't changed. People have enjoyed being hooked on stories for thousands of years. The shows need to stop talking down to the audience … just because Maury and Jerry Springer are on at the same time, doesn't mean the soap audience is filled with a bunch of toothless morons. Class up the soaps, add some romance (funny notion, huh?), cut out all the mysogynist, inane, out of nowhere violence that doesn't ever advance plot (hi, General Hospital) and maybe, since this is 2008, a world that reflects the real world: I dunno, soaps with more black people, gays, Asians, Latinos and not just window dressing or the judge who says, "I'll clear this courtroom." might be a start. Anyone? Grey's Anatomy? It's not brilliant TV…it just makes people think…THAT is reality. I know those people. I hardly know the people on soaps. I don't live in a lily-white, mob-obsessed, bizarro world where people have brain surgery on Tuesday and on Wednesday they're boinking their best friend's kid. Leave that for Springer. For the mags…well, sorry to my friends at In Depth, but if you do one more coverline saying SOMEONE WILL DIE or THIS WILL BE THE DEATH OF WHOEVER Im going to fricking kill myself. Stop it. Its as effective as VCR Alert was 10 years ago at Digest when I BEGGED them to stop using it. We all have VCRs, we know what to tape. Stop wasting space on the cover. Clever. Funny, Punchy, Sexy. The covers never are, the stories are rarely. How can editors write about what is sometimes a sexy and funny medium and never have sex or humor in their copy. We had one editor at Digest who shall remain nameless that said the sky would fall if I used the word "bitch" in my copy. She preferred witch. If that editor is till touching copy, it would explain up close why those magazines are dying. Wake up, grow up and grow a pair. People use the word bitch. Watch The View? Daytime TV? TV? Be as smart and intelligent and insightful as your audience. And instead or worrying about getting into the actor's pants…try getting into their heads. THAT's what the readers want to hear about. This thread suggests there is still a hunger and passion and yearning for the days we ALL used to run home to watch this crap. Now I find myself running home to watch HGTV and Bravo and A&E. Dammit. I want to run home again to watch soaps. I wish for all of you who still work in the genre, and especially in the mags, that you too get back to a place where you want to run home to watch them and write about them. The fire has been dimmed for two many people working for people whose apparent goal was crushing the talented around them to keep the fact they were talent-free and insecure from surfacing. Well, surfaced it has. And I applaud all of you for sharing that wit, that venom and passion cause it lets me know this business is far from dead and the magazines are also not dead. But let's get is alive again…stat!
I'm Alan Carter, former west coast bureau chief of Digest and soap box writer for Entertainment Weekly, etc. And I approved this message. :)

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:45 pm
No. 488 Audrey Hardy says:

My older eyes would greatly appreciate a new paragraph, or even a space or two in between the lines of a few of the very insightful posts. :)

I apologize for interrupting the CH Festival.

Carry on.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm
No. 489 Need Scoop on GH says:


You're my new hero.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm
No. 490 Alan Carter fan says:

Mr. Carter, I applaud you. First, for being the first person who's not afraid to use their real name, and especially, for talking about the mysogeny, violence, white bread crap that soap fans are turning off their televisions on.

I love soaps. I've watched soaps most of my life, and I'm turning them off more and more.

I bought all the magazines for a long time. I stopped about a year ago, and haven't even stopped to flip through in the grocery lines.

The SID cover? Wash, rinse, repeat.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm
No. 491 JustAsking says:

I just wanna know…who is responsible for throwing the bucket of water? And what did they do with Carolyn's broom?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm
No. 492 SOD Survivor says:

I'm late to the party, but… I worked for SOD for 4 years, more recently than I think some of the other posters here. I was there when CH was moved from Digest to be the editor of Weekly. I never had any major run-ins with her but definitely witnessed her entitled behavior, her "dead to me" comments, etc. People have mentioned Michelle Stafford on here ad nauseum, but no one has mentioned that CH was great "friends" with Rena Sofer for a long time, and I think that relationship is quite kaput, too.

Whoever first used the "good cop" phrase to refer to Lynn was right on. In my 4 years at SOD she was always ensconced in her corner office. She came out to go to the bathroom, attend the weekly news meeting one day a week and sit in the art director's office to work on the cover, and that was it. She never deigned to socialize with the "little people." Oh, she would attend office bridal showers etc. but sit and chat only with Stephanie (I'll get to her in a minute) and not really talk with many others. I had a coworker tell me once, in all seriousness, that I should buy a particular name brand bag and Lynn and Steph would take more notice of me.

So… Stephanie Sloane. I am waiting with baited breath to see if she loses her job. What no one else has mentioned is that this is the only job she had held. Someone mentioned how she got the job, but didn't say that Steph started as Lynn's assistant/secretary and has worked her way up. It's one thing to work at one job/company for 20 years, people don't much do that anymore, but I would be so eager to see the culture shock she'd encounter working elsewhere after all this time. She was dating Tom when I worked there and oh my, watch out if he treated her like crap because it rolls downhill, you know? I liken her to Jekyl & Hyde, she would turn on a dime in terms of her attitude. She would take you by surprise and put you on the defensive in a really sneaky way if something went wrong (mistake in the mag, etc.). You just really never knew if she'd be like your buddy or would come at you from behind and ream you. Working there was really like some surreal sorority. (BTW I'm having cupcake flashbacks…) She and LYnn would definitely roll their eyes at CH's behavior but never do anything to stop it. Stephanie's method of management was completely that of a control freak. She wouldn't grant you an inch of independence in doing your job, so much so that I questioned myself for a couple years after I went to my next job, where I have a boss who is the complete opposite. When I left, I was soooo dying to send Steph an anonymous letter to let her know that a fellow editor on staff, whom she counted as one of her closest, bestest friends, would ALWAYS tell many other staffers all the supposedly confidential dirty details of all the problems Steph had with Tom and here would be everyone on staff knowing that he stood her up, didn't show up, whatever… I was at the viewing for Lynn's husband, I must not have been there when CH was there but I do remember several soap stars being there: Linda Dano and Kelley Hensley come to mind. Oh, and someone noted Nancy Lee Grahn — she is a friend of Lynn's primarily. And Steph considers Ali Sweeney one of her very best buds… wonder how reciprocated that is…

I can't wait to see if there is more news on this subject…

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:19 pm
No. 493 Susan Piper-posting from Hell says:

"Soaps Have Last Legs," …my intent was not to interrupt the delicious vitriol which is flying, but we already know that these three are nasty pieces of work,and while my post may have not have been entirely about CH, it did relate to her and SS. I am always amazed that CH (rightly so) sees the GL is a rotten piece of garbage, but that she finds that horrid GH better. Okay, so GH doesnt look like my nephew and his friends got drunk and filmed a bunch of haggard looking people at a park bench, and it seems to make some kind of sense, but it doesn't seem that much better then the other shows so I thought there had to be a history between these lovely ladies and the skeletal scarecrow with bad taste named Wheeler.

And thank you Alan for that insightful post. It seems the industry is too busy backstabbing each other, drinking, yelling at underlings and sleeping with actors to get their act together and save these pieces of shit that were formally our favorite shows.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm
No. 494 SOD Survivor says:

By the way, I meant to mention to Eric Faison: One or two of the women you worked with in the photo department felt just like many of the posters on here, about Stephanie in particular. They would be as nice as could be to her to preserve their jobs but would talk about how psycho she was behind her back, and there were many horror stories stemming from when Steph was a bridesmaid for a photo staffer who left before you started at Digest (Tom was her date and he arrived late and she had quite the tantrum after the ceremony about it and wondering where he was, but once he showed up she was as sweet as sugar). So I can't believe you have such a rosy view of Steph in particular, that your immediate coworkers didn't bend your ear about her tyrannical ways or at least give you an eye roll once in a while…

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:28 pm
No. 495 LilCupcake says:

Having worked under these 3 "ladies" years ago, a few things really stand out as among the worst of the worst:

1. The time CH did a split for the staff photo and then wrote for the caption: "Spreading some holiday CHEER." GAG me! Everyone I know who saw that was offended AND horrified. When my boyfriend saw it in the magazine he said "OMG I'm turning gay now!"

2. All the times LL would come into staff meetings commening on how she didn't like her $200 hair cut, or the $100/hr dog training lessons she was spending $$ on….meanwhile half her staff, especially the editorial assistants, have to wash and reuse their plastic forks and knives at home because they live with 6 other people and can't afford metal silverware on the pittance they're getting paid. NO sensitivity at all to the fact that not everyone is a millionaire like her making well into the 6 figures AND collecting quarterly bonuses from Primedia when there was a SALARY FREEZE in effect for the rest of us peons.

3. The way SS would always cause trouble between the two magazines, always trying to get WEEKLY in trouble with LL to she and DIGEST would look like the good/golden child.

4. CH's expense report hypocrisy….she's scrutinize people's reports and complain if they had a COFFEE while on a set visit yet she's racking up how many hundreds of dollars in bar tabs?????

I'd write the other 6 but I'm getting physically ill for remembering all of this. I'll write more later but for now I'd LOVE to hear everyone else's "TOP 10" worst experiences with these 3!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:28 pm
No. 496 Carolyn Hinsey Is! says:

Poster # 491, You want to know who is responsible for that witch? Herself. Miss Hinsey herself. She abused so many people, just think how many are celebrating from last night? Thanks Carolyn, for making daytime entertaining again! Love to Mr. Carter. He was one of the most brilliant people in the business, well, he IS, I should say. Unlike Carolyn Hinsey, he's not past tense. By the way, Mr. Carter, please write about this bit of entertainment news in Entertainment Weekly. Bonnie Fuller would win Boss of the Year compared to Carolyn Hinsey! What a misfit she is!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm
No. 497 Soap Lover says:

Where is Tom Eplin now?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:41 pm
No. 498 ValtrexRep says:

How about one of you guys in the know post some contact info on these bitches. I have some Valtrex samples and coupons I'd like to send Stephanie.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm
No. 499 Alan Carter says:

Need Scoop on GH, Alan Carter Fan (very flattered by that name here!) and Carolyn Hinsey Is….thanks for the nice shout outs. Maybe it is why I'm using my real name here though…I'm VERY past tense! I mean VERY. lol. I left Entertainment Weekly many years ago and haven't freelanced for them in at least five. Still have great friends there though. Im working on the Internet as a web producer for two local stations in Los Angeles and love it. It's such a nice and refreshing change to watch drama and not have to live it. My rare forays into writing about daytime these days is for CBS' WATCH…I appreciate the nice comments, but, please…call me Alan…Mr. Carter was my father! Thank you all for listening, letting me vent, and most especially for making my day…richer.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm
No. 500 Peek-a-Boo says:

This has to be one of the best threads ever…it is being mentioned all over the soap boards. These bitches wanted to be in the spotlight, well they sure are now:) I can only imagine the happy faces I will see Monday at work, and it looks like there are more surprises right around the corner. We won't have to waint until Friday for the big reveal. LOL

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:52 pm
No. 501 Alan Carter says:

and, oops…Susan Piper, missed you above. Thanks!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm
No. 502 Peek-a-Boo says:

Which soap stars will be the happiest now that Carolyn's ship has sailed? Here are my three guesses:

1. Stuart Damon
2. Robin Strasser
3. Phil Carey

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm
No. 503 Sassy Mouth says:

Why is Stephanie so crazy about Days? Hasen't she been watching it lately. Enough said.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm
No. 504 Sassy Mouth says:

Can we get this thread up to 750 posts by tomorrow night?

Could someone please print this out to be placed on Ms. Lynn/Stephanie's desks. I know they will want to read it over first thing with their coffee/tea on Monday. Thanks.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:01 pm
No. 505 Felicia Forrester says:

The Robin Strasser thing has been explained above.
The Phil Carey thing probably is related to that horrible column she ran when he walked out on OLTL (and that irritated interview in the last SOW was funny).
But what is the issue between her and Stuart Damon ?
I also love Lauren Koslow but the tids and bits we are getting are unclear. What was the issue there ?

PS: Loooooooooove the B&B gossip above. More ! More ! More !

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm
No. 506 Sympathizer says:

I have been reading these comments for two days now and I feel I have to chime in. I had never heard of Carolyn Hinsey before, but I did once work for a boss ( in a completely different industry) who was also pure evil. My co workers and I built her business for her while she was out parading around in the Chanel suits her nauseating PR consultant told her to buy. She would give us a bonus structure and change it if we reached it. She also had a sidekick like Stephanie Herpes, who did her dirty work and backstabbed her coworkers–yes these women need accomplices, don't they? She was the worst boss I ever had –stupid, incompetent, bitchy, moody, never willing to get her hands dirty when the going got tough…I'm sure you all get the picture.
To all of you who worked for CH, this piece of toxic waste, Congratulations! You have every right to revel in this turn of events. Tonight I am going to open a bottle of champagne and toast all of you SOD and SOW workers, who were so shamelessly abused by this poor excuse of a human and her partners in crime.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm
No. 507 Donna Love says:

Ahh yes Dan McVicar, definitely one of Carolyn's most loyal pets…unlike most of her 'pals' he never had a falling out with her, likely because as his role at B&B has become further marginalized he needs all the publicity he can get. He's over and he knows it now that his Carolyn Hinsey PR fountain has dried right up.

When Lynn's husband died Linda Dano went to the funeral/viewing and was actually quite genuinely sorry for Lynn. From then on Lynn became very protective of Linda and when Hinsey wanted to run an item about Linda's husband being terminally ill with cancer Lynn killed it.

A few years ago she appeared on 'The View' when the Daytime Emmy nominations were announced and pissed off each of the View Ladies (even Meredith who is one of the most wonderful people in the business) with her loudmouth bullshit. Barbara Walters had a meeting with her EP (Bill Geddie, another asshole of epic proportions) and blackballed Hinsey from ever showing her face on the show again.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm
No. 508 Donna Love says:

Dear Felicia Forrester,

The Lauren Koslow issue happened between 1999/2000. Hinsey's had a hard on for Koslow for decades (since she started on Y&R in '84). Koslow ended up meeting Hinsey at a photo shoot and hit it off, she appreciated the positive notice Hinsey gave her, especially the SOD Award nomination in 2000 for best supporting actress that had a lot of people scratching their heads, guess who made it happen?

Lauren Koslow is a NICE woman, she's not an ass kisser nor is she a gossipy bitch, she's easy to work with and a fun, uncomplicated person. Bill Bell thought the world of her, so much so that he hired her twice! She got back into the industry at DAYS because she had the Bell pedigree that Corday trusts and she's been at DAYS for 12 years because she's a great person and a great actress.

Well, Hinsey ended up getting a bit too close for comfort and Lauren's husband ended up speaking to her, Hinsey was livid, Lauren had her phone number changed and since 2001 Lauren's been 'dead to me' in Hinsey's eyes.

I don't know what medical issues Lauren may have had, by all accounts she's very healthy and happy, but if she even had something so simple as a cold you better believe Dan McVicar was on the phone. Now there's a gossipy bitch for you!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm
No. 509 Susan Piper-posting from Hell says:

She is the one who wrote that column about the vets????Oh if I was Phil Carey I would call CH up and have a "Come to Jesus," meeting with her about how she is old and dried up and how does it feel to be tossed aside?

I think Frances Reid should also call her and say, "Hey Bitch, I'm 320 years old and I still have a job, but I am looking for a home health care assistant, care to cut my toe nails!" Lord knows no one can cuss someone out like Alice Horton.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm
No. 510 Days Of Darkness Starring Tom Eplin says:

Alan, We'll have to call you that then. Not Mr. Carter. You did such rich and entertaining pieces in Digest in the 90's. We miss you. The guys there now are great writers and wonderful!!!!!! people, but they write in that same Vein that Maloney used to call, "The Bible." Carolyn Hinsey turned all of the magazine's writers into her clones. So that no one would write like you and that Adam Kelley guy, out of the box. Most of Weekly's and Digests' writers were and are very talented. Here's hoping many of you, especially, Alan will come back and take over when Lynn and Steph are gone. The other poster who mentioned Rena Sofer, oh yes! She got sick of Carolyn Hinsey calling her. That's why when Wally Kurth was on ATWT recently, he told everyone in NYC to please not give Carolyn Hinsey his number. She called the publicists at ATWT/Televest and everyone to get it, claiming she was Wally's old friend, Carolyn. They all knew her GAME! Nancy Lee Grahn is friends with Lynn, but was with Carolyn for a while. Carolyn got jealous that Nancy was also leaking GH news and how much she hated Jill Farren Phelps to Michael Logan too. So Carolyn got fed up and stabbed Nancy in the back. She tried to do that with Lynn and Louise Sorrell but that never worked. Louise baby was a lot more treacherous and smart than Carolyn ever was. Eplin finally got tired of sleeping with women and he's no longer handsome, so he's done 1 project in 5 years and still out of work. He played Jake Kennedy in some silly movie that went right to DVD called - Days of Darkness. NO JOKE! Look it up on It's a hoot. Steph's favorite show is Days of Our Lives, so her herpes-partner stars in Days of Darkness! TEE HEE! These people are beyond pathetic. And Kristin G. used to always smile in Steph's face and laugh behind her back. Stephanie Slut is in for a rude awakening when she goes out and have to get a REAL JOB! Can you imagine her next interview? What did you do for Soap Opera Digest? "I slept with every gay actor that would lower himself to have me!" Lynn at her next interview, "I was the Queen of Digest and Weekly. I allowed my underlings to abuse the peons in the office. I pretended that I was an important woman with my $200.00 haircuts." Carolyn on her next interview? Oops. Guess there won't be one! When the recruiter sees her LIFE STORY on she won't get a call back! HA! HA! HA! Oh, did I also add, Happy Birthday Jenny the Hippo! That's you Carolyn, if you are able to decipher! Bring back Alan Carter and let him whip Digest back into shape! Like Carolyn wishes she could be! In shape that is!TEE HEE! This is so much fun! Guys. Be sure to go to all of the show's message boards and tell all of their fans that this soap is so much more exciting!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm
No. 511 ex-cupcakeEater says:

Does anyone know why CH hated Dan Gauthier? After he was fired she practically wrote a poem celebrating his dismissal. It was so sad, because DG was great, and Hinsey was really cruel. She got slammed by fan response, but she was unusually vindictive about it, even for her.

I know Dan is married, maybe he wouldn't fuck her?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 4:54 pm
No. 512 No Life To Live says:

Carolyn, If you go out tonight on your balcony for fresh air, do remember, you have NO LIFE TO LIVE! JUMP! You are no longer just Young & Worthless, as you make My Stomach Turns, But your days of being the Bold & the Bitchyare over. Just like Daniel McVicar, the Louella and Hedda of the run down region of Santa Monica, no, not Santa Barbara, Carolyn, when you are on your balcony at the Edge of Night, please- JUMP! And when Lynn calls you on Monday to see who your employment counselor is as she'll be needing a Guiding Light, I am sure your Passions for that booze will make you think you have All Your Chillins under control, oops, you don't! We all quit or got fired. Anyhow, please, get a copy of Tom Eplins DVDs, The Days of Darkness and after you finish watching it, go out on your balcony and JUMP!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm
No. 513 Felicia Forrester says:

Thanks for the explanation.

I am a simple fan but I do love Lauren K. on-screen a lot so I was curious.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm
No. 514 Herpes Is Rampant In Daytime says:

Tom Eplin's not the only one who gave the Digest Diva Stephanie Slug the BIG "H." Dan McVicar slept with an intern at B&B in the mid nineties. She was my cousin. Barbara Fetum. She was highly unstable and he took total advantage of her. He was sleeping with her and his wife at the time. Wife since divorced the jerk. But when my cousin Barbara got diagnosed and she'd only been with Dan that whole summer. She confronted him. He laughed in her face, admitted he had it and told her, anyone can live with it. It's not AIDS. She got upset, he got her fired. Frank Tobin did the dirty work. So you see, daytime is full of diseases, at least Lynn Leahey cut out one piece of the cancer that is wrecking the soap genre. Hopefully Lynn and her pet Steph are next. Awful people!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 5:46 pm
No. 515 Cia Baby! says:

Dan McVicar, where do you start? He tried to sell a story about Ronn Moss getting a divorce from his wife Sherri at the time to a tabloid in Italy. Ronn's more popular than the Pope there, so they called the show's publicist at the time, Frank Tobin. He was almost as cruel and horrible to employees as Carolyn Hinsey. Unless you were a cute gay guy. They all wanted Todd, but got stuck with David. Anyhow, back to McVicar, he also tried to sell a story to a tabloid in Italy on Susan Flannery being gay in Hollywood. Well, one of Susan's former girlfriend's happen to work at that tabloid, so they told her. He tried many times to get rid of Hunter Tylo. Dan's a real FAG and he hated a woman on the show as beautiful as he thinks he is. Hunter got Gloria Allred to write Dan a letter in 1997 and Dan faxed that letter to Carolyn Hinsey. Dan also tried to sell out his own boss, Rhonda Friedman. Her then cheating hubby John C. from then Y&R was sleeping around and when Dan tried to seduce him and failed, he ran to Carolyn Hinsey and told her John C. was cheating on his wife. Dan also is very envious of Winsor Harmon. He jokes about Winsor's hick cowboy southern accent and has made dang gone sure that Carolyn Hinsey refused to cover Winsor in her papers. The Bells have class, so they never liked Carolyn Hinsey, which is why Digest and Weekly cover the # 2 rated show so rarely.
But this beats all, about Dan McVicar! In the mid 90's, the prick went to Italy and because B&B is so huge there, he went shopping and got about $17 grand in clothing. He then brought them back to the States, how he got them past customs is beyond anyone. He then was sent a BILL$ Yep! The store sent him a bill. He went off. He called my friend Lauren Koslow and she and her husband laughed for months about it. Dan called the store and complained, that Ronn Moss was given free clothing and cologne etc…. Well, the store's manager in Italian reminded Dan that he was NOT Ronn Moss. To make a longer story short, Dan had to go to B&B and ask Bradley for the money to send the clothing back. The Bells used their connections and sent the clothing back themselves.
McVicar is an old Queen, that never even made it in Carolyn Hinsey's blind item. She called him up and told him that he'd surely have to give her some good gossip for the next few months to make up for her not printing it.
You know what McVicar did? He told her that Winsor Harmon was wearing lifts in his shoes, since he hated being so short around Ronn and Dan. So that item ended up in Hinsey's attack rag Digest at the time.
Also, it was Dan McVicar that leaked to the press including the tabloid STAR MAGAZINE that Kimberlin Brown was returning as Sheila along with her daughter Mary, now Erica. That got Frank Tobin PR diva and screamer FIRED from Bell Phillip Television Productions. Hinsey celebrated that too. Wonder if she's so happy right now?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:13 pm
No. 516 Natalie Buchanan says:

I will never forgive that vapid cow (oh which cow? Yes, CH) for her treatment of the very talented and sincerely NICE Dan Gauthier. I'm with you, ex-cupcakeEater- I think he turned her down flat.

Any word on this situation would be greatly appreciated.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm
No. 517 Rachel Gannon says:

I get the impression that Dan Gauthier was hardly the only OLTL man who turned down CH's invitation to the "Soap Opera Open" if you know what I mean. Does "the moon and the stars" sound familiar?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm
No. 518 Drake Hogestyn says:

Lauren is nice but she isn't above sleeping with others to advance her career. She was very friendly with Carolyn Hinsey when she was sleeping with Drake Hogestyn. They promoted John and Kate although fans hated it. And Carolyn helped them.

Deidre Hall wasn't too happy about it. She and Drake had a off and on relationship for years although Deidre also has had a relationship with Jane Elliot.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:35 pm
No. 519 Drake Hogestyn says:

Also, Hunter Tylo slept with Stephen Nichols when she was on Days. She denied it but it was true. She then tried to sleep with
Bradley Bell to save her job a few years ago but it didn't work. He brought her back when the story called for it.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 pm
No. 520 Judith Clayton, host of Heart of the City says:

I remember Lauren and Drake being hung out to dry in the fall of 2005 in some Digest news story. It was such a personal attack — like someone at the magazine didn't want John and Kate to be a couple and used her influence to champion John and Marlena.

Doesn't everyone know that it's the longing and yearning for a couple to be together that keeps fans tuning in?

Victor and Nikki divorced in the late 80s and re-wed in like '02 or '03, yet Y&R was number one (and still is) all that time!

Editors who use their mags as a power base to fuel their own desires is pathetic.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:18 pm
No. 521 Wise Sage says:

I have spoken with a few of the people mentioned frequently in the "blog". They want all the comments to stop, as of today.

This has gotten out of hand, and many people are very upset over the ongoing "revelations". I can see why! Have some respect for yourselves and your previous employers and cut it out! What a group of spiteful people you all turned out to be.

You are all adults, acting like spoiled children. I can certainly see why some of you were fired/asked to leave your jobs. If the behavior seen in this "blog" is typical of your job performance, I understand why you had to go!. How unprofessional.

Leave Carolyn, Stephanie, and Lynn alone and go on with your lives. You are all dead to them anyway, and you know it!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:19 pm
No. 522 David Vickers says:

Wise Sage shut the f*ck up.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:21 pm
No. 523 Wise Sage SHUT the F*CK UP says:

'nuff said, BITCH!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm
No. 524 Wise Sage SHUT the F*CK UP says:

This blog will go on at least until STEPHANIE SLOANE and LYNN LEAHEY are FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:25 pm
No. 525 Natalie Buchanan says:

Uh…of course they want these comments to stop- it isn't favorable to them.

I'm sorry but like a poster above said already- when there's this much smoke, there's a fire somewhere.

Carolyn Hinsey must have done some bad, bad stuff and if this hurts her feelings, maybe she should have thought about that when she was acting a fool.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm
No. 526 Sage Advice Should Have Taught The Fag Hags The Golden Rule says:

Damn Carolyn, What the F*Y* did you do to make so many people hate you? I am over 50, never watched a soap in my life. I knew that there was backstabbing, bedhopping and hatred, but thought it was only on the Tube. Didn't these 3 Broads learn the golden rules as young girls? Make more friends than enemies, do unto others, blah blah? When my mom started working outside the home in the early 50's, she told my sisters how tough it was for a woman out in the work force with so many men. That when they grew up that they'd be better off because they'd have the opportunity to work for women and women would understand them better. Hell, not these 3 women. They run a Sweat Shop, it looks like! I found this site, because I was online playing Poker with some guys and all they are talking about on that site is this Jossip site, which we'd never heard of and some manly broad getting fired and dudes giving her STD's. This is some entertaining shit, I can tell you. Keep it coming! Or cuming as Stephanie would say. Hey Steph, you want to come over for a party in Greenwich Village next week? Oh sorry, my buddy Hal just told me, you are the zeezy one! Maybe Carolyn would like to come over, strip for us and jump out the cake? Oh, sorry, you are the one with the eating disorder. You eat everything in sight. Lynn, you busy? We having a stag party. You can be the STAG! Have fun, be nice to each other and if you 3 Broads ever get another job, remember, be nice to people. Payback is a bitch!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm
No. 527 benjamin says:

Just to clarify on something, I actually was a big fan of Kate and John. I thought they were hot together. Of course, we all want Marlena and John to end up together but if you are going to threaten and break them up for a while, I thought the chemistry between the actors were phenomenal and I would find it so much more believable if tough-new-John would hook back up with evil Kate rather than crazy Ava if he is not going to be with Marlena.
And don't mistake vocal Marlena-John fans with all viewers.

Anyway that's too soap-oriented for the thread but I wanted to say it.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm
No. 528 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

benjamin…. are you CH? She had a habit of bringing J&M fans into her columns too. And don't mistake all Kate/John fans with all viewers. ;)

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:29 pm
No. 529 Hecuba says:

Sadly, this is the most fun I have had in an ages. Who knew that all the behind the scenes machinations of a few women could control the already horrible state of soaps?

Well apparently most of you did, but not I!

It's only Saturday and I expect this Fun to continue all weekend.

And anyone losing their job in this economic climate…well it IS a horrible thing. Can't they transfer Ms Hinsey to another position in the company? Maybe cleaning the office restrooms?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:40 pm
No. 530 Eden Capwell says:

What is really going on at Days with the Higley/Ed Scott/Diva secretly writing thing? Obvously we're not going to hear the real story from SOD as long as the Days cheerleader Stephanie is still there.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm
No. 531 Wise Sage, AKA: An Enabler says:

If Wise Sage isn't actually Lynn trying to be her normal passive/aggressive self, it's one of the 3 or 4 enablers she has under her skirt. Careful not to catch anything contagious under her skirt! Anyone with a brain and wise sage doesn't have one, could put 2 and 2 together and realize that this many people cannot all be wrong about these gangbangers. Glad people are finally able to stand up to power and celebrate the downfall of a tyrant. This is better than Saddam Hussein's punishment. Hanging was too easy for a tyrant, this tyranical bitch Carolyn Hinsey is getting a public outing. She is finally getting what she's been dishing out for decades. A TASTE of humiliation. Is it as delicious as that apple crumb pie you just bought down the street Carolyn? Yep, we know who you are! You were just in this store and trying to act nice. Hey guys! Whoever you all are, you ex employees! She looks like she's been crying all night. And eating for 50 years! Whew! Cow is an understatement! MOO! MOO!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 8:57 pm
No. 532 Hedda Hopper says:

I thank God 529 times (one for each post here) that I quit Weekly just as Lynn and Carolyn were starting their Reign of Terror there. They hated that the original staff had integrity and the freedom to say whatever we wanted. More sacred to them (especially more than the brains of their readers) were their pals, like Ken "bully" Corday and the wants of Carolyn's crotch. Thanks to this Jossip blog, I now know that getting out of Weekly so long ago for me was literally was a lifesaver!

However FIRED Carolyn will pay now because she'll find out that her friends in the biz (especially the actors and the net execs) were NOT and are NOT her friends. That will be worse than being electocuted alive for her. I'm sure she's minutes away from starting her own Blog ("Carolyn is a Blob Blog")as you read this. Only she'll find that the money blogs make won't even buy her blonde hair dye once a month. This is the kind of person whose job was her Whole Life (as my mother would say, "she never got married") and life without soaps and inside the industry power will be death for her. Remember, you heard it here first!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm
No. 533 Emmy Statue says:

Let's not forget the times that loudmouth stood up and cheered at the Emmys when her faves won.

Talk about a lack of objective journalism!

I pity the poor sap who got stuck with the obstructed view seat behind her.

Stick a fork in her. She's done.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm
No. 534 Reva Shayne says:

Wow, this has been an enormously entertaining, interesting and cathartic thread!

To those of you who actually suffered under the psychosis of CH and her partners in infamy, please accept my sincere condolences and my heartfelt congratulations on a long-awaited sweet moment of vindication. Savor it; they don't come along often enough.

I was a soap fan for most of my life but the whole enterprise has degraded so badly that I can't bring myself to watch anymore. I was a GL fan who watched Ellen Wheeler run the show into the ground and treat viewers with disrespect and a palpable hostility. As I watched travesty after travesty unfold with no payoffs, endings that gutted all that had come before, and writing that was clearly about isolated Emmy reel scenes rather than story-telling, I looked in vain for some kind of press recognition that what I was watching was as nonsensical to others as it was to me. SOD and SOW both would consistently champion things that made no sense whatsoever and would only run article praising awful choices as brilliant with actors gushing about how great it was to play out a story or ending that was clearly insulting, or lame or out of character. I would be left scratching my head thinking the entire genre was populated by morons.

THIS, the stories in this thread, explains SO MUCH.

Thank you! I know you were venting your own pain, rage, frustration and humiliation, but I want you to know that it was also mirrored in small part by those of us who once cared for soaps and have been watching them erode with no sense of support or recognition. We've been out here on the other side of things wondering what the hell is going on and how did we fall down some kind of rabbit hole where nothing seems to be how it is anywhere else in the world? The dysfunction you all suffered under translated in the larger forum as well and left many of us feeling frustrated and betrayed. We've long had a sense that whatever was happening behind the scenes must be screwed up indeed and far more of a drama than anything we were being presented as entertainment.

Little did we, or do we, know. I am sure this is just the tip of a very big ice-berg.

I too have worked for an insecure, mean-spirited, insane woman who threw tantrums, made passes, and routinely threw me under the bus whenever she felt threatened, which was most of the time. She was a miserable bitch who actually thrived on human suffering - it energized her and made her feel important and successful. It was a tragedy of sorts in it's own right, but not one to which I was at all sympathetic. She was a screwed up mess, but she spread her disease around instead of taking responsibility for her own misery and seeking help. I was fired after I caught her giving a blow-job in her office. There was no mistaking what had been happening but she acted as if nothing had happened and within days I was handed a severance package. Sadly, that was the least of the things that made working for her insane — the BJ was pretty straight-forward compared to her usual neurotic reign of evil.

I mention this only to express understanding and sympathy and to say I can so, so understand the glee and thrill of vindication you all feel. It is such a rare thing to see a person who spreads such damage and ruin and destruction finally get taken down with such a resounding thud — a major public pratt-fall in front of all the central players in her own most self-important fantasy. Hee, Hee, Hee. It helps me imagine my own CH getting such a take down and that pleases me.

And to those few posters who weighed in saying this vitriol was uncalled for, all I can say is "Bite me." I never worked for the woman but I know her ilk and it is a genuine kind of everyday evil that creates real human suffering. If you weren't a part of it, or if you were one of the 'favored' ones, then you have no right to say what is and isn't too much for any of the people who suffered under the combined dysfunction of these three.

This is their moment, not yours.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:21 pm
No. 535 Marcy Peeples says:

I'd love to see Wise Sage make an emotional, weepy YouTube video a la Chris Cocker entitled "Leave Carolyn alone!"

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:22 pm
No. 536 Hawk Shayne says:

God Bless you, "Sister!"

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:25 pm
No. 537 Carlotta Vega says:

Are BethAnn Bonner and Bree Williamson dating? They gave a rather odd interview with SOD recently and when the interviewer addressed the rumors about them dating, neither actress exactly denied it.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:26 pm
No. 538 My Eyes! My Eyes! says:

Carolyn gone from Digest and Weekly.

That's the best "split" she's ever done.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm
No. 539 benjamin says:

No. I am not. I was making a point and I completely agree I don't think the fans overall were majorly in favor of Kate/John. I was just saying the anger was particular vocal from one end of the debate, that's all.
And I could say the same thing about fans of all kinds of other supercouples who are always very vocal about their couples being seperated and then complain when the couple is together and they become boring.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm
No. 540 Felicia Forrester says:

To 538. Yes, they are. Bree W. left her husband for her a while ago (there even was a blind item about it in SOW).
Which makes the picture of Bree and her "boyfriend" they keep running in SOD (the same one, you will notice) even more insulting when they so clearly are together and quite unashamed of it (they are obnoxious but good on them on that count).

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:37 pm
No. 541 between-the-sheets says:

I also came to post in support of those of you who had the misfortune to work with the evil CH et al; but, my words pale in comparison to the eloquent words written above by Reva Shayne.

Through my own small part of the soap world, I have also dealt with the bs/crappola of SOD/SOW. Years ago I met CH and found her to be a ladder climbing, crotch sniffing dog completely full of herself. Further, many times I read utter lies about actors in her magazines–which is why I stopped subscribing to them!

Someone mentioned princess NelsonB earlier. What a joke! He couldn't find his way to a genuine scoop if you led him by the hand to it. His weekly column is filled with so-called "news" that is already known and printed elsewhere! Why folks still look up to and follow him blindly is a mystery.

As for RPG, he is a sleazy horndog who will screw anything, anywhere. His good buddy, BE, is too.

Thanks for letting me have a say in this magnificent thread!!! I look forward to reading everyone else's extraordinary comments and can't wait to see who else is fired on Monday!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:48 pm
No. 542 Carlotta Vega says:

Thanks Felicia Forrester. There was speculation that the Bree and BethAnn interview was a mandate from ABC to squash the rumors of them dating. I don't know if that's accurate or not. But that interview was very very strange.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm
No. 543 Rachel Gannon says:

I though Bree and Beth Ann broke up. Regardless, that interview was nauseating, either admit it or not but stop playing Xena and Gabrielle. OK?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 9:54 pm
No. 544 Samantha Cassadine says:

Anyone brave enough to talk about what is really going on with Steve Burton and the quad that ate GH?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm
No. 545 Need Scoop on GH says:


I have been asking about scoop on GH (hence the handle). No one has taken the bait. Maybe there is nothing to tell. Yeah right.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm
No. 546 Kelly Adams says:


I think it has been mentioned, several times, that folks are trying to avoid soap scoop and stick to the mess at hand. Although, it it is connected to what's going down with CH et all…it seems to be allowed. It's a slippery slope.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm
No. 547 Terry Brock says:

Surely Carolyn Hinsey must somehow be responsible for the continuing employment, bewildering as it is, of Bob Guza as head writer at General Hospital?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm
No. 548 Yeah, Please, Lets Stick To The 3 Wicked Witches says:

Steve Burton is a very nice guy. There is plenty of gossip with all of GH. But trust me, the real story is how Carolyn Hinsey made a move on Maurice and it sent him into one of his manic depressive states. She didn't give up, she tried again, until his wife Paula put her foot down. Then Michelle Gross (yes, her name and description, who now works for Ellen's show) told Lynn to keep Carolyn back east and let Kristin in the NYC office or Tom Stacy in the LA Bureau come on the set. That Maurice and his family were very icked out by Carolyn on the make. In 1997, she broke all of her own rules and let almost a dozen of Ingo's entourage, called "Ingo's Angels" into the After party for the Digest Awards just so that she could put the moves on him later. Ingo had more class and also, as handsome as he is, he was not impressed with her spare tires and her ugly personality and her reputation is well known and deserved as a Star Fu^&! er all over the industry and so when he turned her down, she made sure that he was not in Digest or Weekly anymore. The joke is, she's the fool. He's one of the most popular stars on daytime and putting him in the magazine more would have sold more copies. Alas, the 3 witches of Digest/Weekly fame didn't care about sales as long as Lynn got her quarter bonus for ad sales and sales of the issues. Carolyn Hinsey, Stephanie Sloane, Lynn Leahey, you wanted fame. Have you had enough? Or are you begging for more? All of you 3 putting your BOTOXED faces all over the magazine, poor Lynn's kids had to even join in. We have Nicole Kidman and other actors saying no to photos of their kids and poor demented Lynn so desperate for a BONER she puts her kids in the magazine. Sort of like the guy from college who took his nephew or niece (TODDLER) to the park to pick up chicks. These sicko women make what is going on behind the scenes at GH seem like a picnic. Genie's back and wonder if Lynn will go big on that? Problem is, who would ever want to be on the cover or in Digest or Weekly anymore after these rough trade women have ruined the magazines with their hormones!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm
No. 549 Alexandra says:

Never mind GH: can anyone explain why Ellen Wheeler is still running (ruining) things at GL?????

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:43 pm
No. 550 Bitches from Hell says:

The question is: Will CH down an entire Carvel Ice Cream cake for her birthday??

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm
No. 551 Eden Capwell says:

Am I correct in assuming this woman got her scoops from certain actors by threatening to reveal some dirty little secret about them?

Makes me wonder what the hell these people know about Ken Corday of Days that keeps that cast from talking to anyone else in the press.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:06 pm
No. 552 Karma_isaB says:

First of all, If it is true, I am happy as heck!! The last straw for me as a subscriber of the soap magazines, I read in SOD, where she also did a column, said some very mean comments about the veteran actresses of GH and went on to comment on how they need to leave their faces alone. What one does with ones face is their business, and I guess she was never taught that if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all. I emaild both her and Lynn, the editor of SOD, and I even asked, IS THIS MAGAZINE edited?? Needless to say, I did not get a response. My friends emailed them too, and they didn't hear back either.
Oh, well, I have since canceled my subscriptions to those magazines.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:23 pm
No. 553 SometimesSoapFan says:

You know as a fan of soaps (sometimes) who truly was annoyed by that cow years ago this does me so good. So many of the soap fans are thrilled she's gone. Many of us are even considering renewing subscriptions. I think I quit reading her in 2005 and I only started to read her the year before…took me a whole year to realize she is full of sh#T. Seemed to me she loved JPL (Rex) on OLTL and I couldn't figure out why. The actor may be a sweet man but he's not a great actor and his character is useless. I knew she liked CH and MA from OLTL as well. I didn't realize she was a fan of HBS too. Not too sure how she feels about ME as I used to think she loved him then she seemed to have turned on him at the end of 2004 or so…OLTL was the only soap I watched at the time so that is all I read about. But she was so super nasty about things it annoyed me.

But as I said most of the OLTL boards are rejoicing about her demise. Maybe except for the fans of MA and her onscreen pairing with ME. But everyone else is THRILLED TO PIECES!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:23 pm
No. 554 GuzaSucks says:

"Nancy Lee Grahn is friends with Lynn, but was with Carolyn for a while. Carolyn got jealous that Nancy was also leaking GH news and how much she hated Jill Farren Phelps to Michael Logan too. So Carolyn got fed up and stabbed Nancy in the back."

What did Carolyn do to Nancy?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:35 pm
No. 555 scorpiofan1 says:

Why did CH hate Finola Hughes?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:43 pm
No. 556 Need Scoop on GH says:

I have a question for you insiders. Color me clueless, because I am only a soap fan. I do however, work in corporate america, and believe me, the hijinx don't start and end in the entertainment business. People are the same everywhere. I was wondering, though. Do you think the rumored firing of CH will have an effect on the soap operas themselves. Storylines are cyclical. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they aren't. You just kind of hang in there until something you like comes back around. But I've been on some of these soap message boards and the anger against CH and TPTB from the networks seems to have a long history and is deep rooted. It took a while for this rumored change to happen. Does anyone really expect changes not only from behind the scenes of the soaps but in what we will actually be viewing?

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm
No. 557 Chris Crocker!! says:

How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Carolyn after all she has been through.!

She lost her job, she went through a drunken stupor,She killed two fucking magazines.

Her journalism career turned out to be shit, her "soap friends" are laughing at her, and now she's going through a nasty roasting section on this board. All you people care about is… seeing her downfall and making fun of her.

SHE’S A HUMAN! (ah! ooh!) What you don’t realize is that Carolyn is making you all have all this fun and all you do is write a bunch of crap about her.

She hasn’t been a unbiased journalist in years. Her column is called “it's only my opinion” for a reason because all you people have is OPINIONS! OPINIONS, OPINIONS!.

LEAVE HER ALONE! You are lucky she even wrote for you BASTARDS!


Alan Carter talked about professionalism and said if Carolyn was a professional she would’ve pulled it off no matter what.

Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publicly bash someone who is going through a hard time?

Leave CAROLYN Alone Please…. !
Leave CAROLYN HINSEY alone!…right now!….I mean it.!

Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me, because she is not well right now.


Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:50 pm
No. 558 Eden Capwell says:

Karma, I sent SOD a nastygram myself after they ran an interview with a then-Emmy nominated GL actor in which they pretty much interrogated him about past problems in his personal life instead of, HELLO! Talking about the Emmy nomination. Like they were his freakin' parole officers or something. I told them that the interview was very unprofessional.

I never heard a peep out of them and when my subscription ran out, I never renewed it.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:53 pm
No. 559 Eden Capwell says:

Chris Crocker,

You're kidding right? What are you going to do, call the internet cops?

She left this industry in shambles and she's getting what she deserves.

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:55 pm
No. 560 More From The Peanut Gallery/Carolyn Hinsey hates GH Stars, Because ... says:

On what Carolyn the Tyrant did to Nancy. Michael Logan got a scoop from Nancy about Jill sleeping with Tyler Christopher. Michael loves to be FIRST and # 1 in everything. So he told Carolyn, and she pretended that Nancy told her first, even though Nancy hadn't spoken to her. When Nancy got livid after Michael Logan blasted her. Nancy called up her GOOD FRIEND Lynn, who told her, sorry, you know how Carolyn is! To this day Michael Logan is angry with Nancy for nothing. As for why Carolyn hates Finola Hughes. It goes back decades. Carolyn had the HOTS for Tristian Rogers, who did NOT have the hots for her. But whenever she gets turned down (which is a LOT, look at the BIG THING), she takes it out on either the spouse of the actor or in this case, the leading lady. When this BITCH gets a grudge against you, she makes your life/career hell for decades. That's why there's so much hatred on this board for her. TRUST ME FANS!!!! We all have a GENUINE reason or 10 to hate this bitch. Most of us are very kind people and don't go around treating others the way we are celebrating this Ho's demise as a Soap Goddess! OOPS. Soap COW! But this winch deserves our ire. She deserves also to be flogged in the streets. Since we cannot do that, please let us enjoy our short time of joy on this THREAD. It's very important and healthy. I had to take anti-depressants a decade ago just to get along in my job under her. Now this is better than any Prozac anyone could prescribe! Carolyn Hinsey, how does it feel to be hated by the actors you called your "Friends" in your columns. You and Michael Logan will truly be "Dueling Divas" if you dare try to get a job at TV Guide. Don't worry people! That won't happen. Anyone at any company will see this board and call her former employer and realize all she was good at was giving a blow job to Thornston Kaye and Cameron Mathison and sneaking around with Dan McVicar to sabotage the Bell EMPIRE overseas! She failed at that. She got angry because they give the Italian press BIGGER scoops than they give her. They had to. Their shows are big overseas and behind us in airing. She never quite got that the world didn't reolve around her. What a Bull Moose!

Posted: Aug 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm
No. 561 11YRGHFAN says:

Hi…Im really enjoying these posts…call me mean spiritied, whatever…it sure is entertaining, and it does answer some questions I've had over the years.
Such as why does SOW, who used to run in the past very creative cover pictorials, now resort to cutting and pasting photos to make a cover story and/or are using screen stills for their cover stories..SOD too.
It honestly never occured to me (and I never really gave it much thought to be honest)that the people running the magazines are these backstabbing, self absorbed, wannabes with no human decencey or compassion, who have the actors wanting NOTHING to do with them, therefore not even wanting to do cover pictorials for their magazines. (just a hunch)
Anyway, I just look forward to the day when every other week isnt a will vanessa come back/insert character's name from Days comes back from the dead/will they stay or go/everything changes forever/someone dies this week cover story from one of these mags.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:03 am
No. 562 Chris Crocker!! says:

Um Eden calm down and go to youtube and put my name in along with britney spears. Duh

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:03 am
No. 563 Marcy Peeples says:

Eden, Chris Crocker is kidding! Remember Chris Crocker, he is the whack job who got famous by making that weepy "Leave Britney Alone" video and putting it on YouTube? A few minutes ago I put up a post asking Wise Sage to play the role of Carolyn's Chris Crocker.

By the way, Chris Crocker I loved your faux impassioned plea for us all to leave Carolyn alone! I think I really will leave her alone now…. until tomorrow.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:05 am
No. 564 Eden Capwell says:


My apologies!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:08 am
No. 565 Karma_isaB says:

Amen Eden Capwell! How terrible of them to treat him that way!!

Again, she should not have ragged on the GH veteran actresses and their faces!! And though it was called only her opinion, there are ways to express an opinion without being UGLY to other human beings!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:10 am
No. 566 Curious George says:

Back to Carolyn and her cohorts for a moment, that Catherine Hickland sounds like a real piece of work. Pretends to be all sweet/zen/nice, but she sounds like more like a desperate, jealous phoney. How did she snag Michael Knight and manage to stay married to him for so long? From what i can see, he seems nice and they seemed happy. It's obvious there's some kind of weird, unspoken tension and disdain on OLTL going on with Hilary Smith & Bob Woods for years (who I have heard is a doll) - but I wonder if he feels the same about CH (Hickland) and just tolerates her?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:17 am
No. 567 Kelly Adams says:

I have found this thread to be incredibly interesting. I am astounded at the level of hostility that CH has brought upon herself after years of monstrous behavior. Carolyn sounds like she suffers from a not only a host of personality disorders but from the largest ego every to walk through the SOD doors.

That said…I am beginning to feel sorta bad for her. I don't work in the industry. I am just a fan who has been reading this thread and picking my jaw up off the ground with new loaded post that I have read here.

I am sure she is suffering quite a bit. And if she is as ill as is demonstrated in the almost 600 posts above (that must be a record), there is a real threat of her doing something to herself. I suspect, a lot of posters would feel bad if that transpired.

Just throwing it out there. I work with high school girls and some of this seems very familar.

OK, going back to lurking. Please don't bash me.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:18 am
No. 568 Eden Capwell says:


CH should've remembered that the actor you bash publicly today will undoubtedly be the actor that tells your magazine to screw off when asked for that interview tomorrow.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:23 am
No. 569 CH is a BITCH says:

Don't worry Kelly … CH is WAY TOO EGOTISTICAL to kill herself. In terms of death, she never cared for anyone in the office who experienced the loss of a loved one … in fact, she went out of her way to avoid them when they returned to the office from burying/mourning their loved one. Sometimes, she'd even give an employee grief for taking the days of "mourning" off … as if it were your fault that your loved one died. NO ONE HERE who KNOWS HER will EVER FEEL SORRY FOR HER!! You shouldn't either! It's a wasted emotion.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:24 am
No. 570 Karma_isaB says:

You said it, Eden Capwell.

My sister always told me Karma is a bitch, well, it's indeed very true!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:34 am
No. 571 Karma_isaB says:

Hi CH is a Bitch, I don't know her, and I don't feel sorry for her. She dissed my faves on GH, so now, I am celebrating!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:38 am
No. 572 Carly Tenney says:

Can someone tell me why CH hated Kelly Monaco so much?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:40 am
No. 573 dennyrialti says:

Listen, I'm no fan of CH, but USE YOUR REAL NAMES PEOPLE. No one respects a coward. And why is it taking you until now to spill the beans? Stand up and be proud of your opinions. That will go a long way in this fight.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:44 am
No. 574 One Life Insider says:

Regarding the topic a few posts above re: Catherine Hickland & Hilary B. Smith, from what people have told me over the years, RSW cant stand HBS and rightfully so. She's one you have to watch your back with (while she smiles to your face), same goes for C Hickland. Anyone who could be buddies with the likes of Carolyn the wench Hinsey all these years, it doesn't take a lot to figure… birds of a feather, etc. Dont know much about CH & MEK except that I heard he prefers to stay home and out of the soap-social mix, while Hickland cant seem to stay out of it.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:45 am
No. 575 Geraldine Whitney says:

I would think CH hates Kelly the same reason she hates any young, talented, beautiful woman. She's young, talented and beautiful and at her rotten core CH had to know that all she had to offer the soap hunks she went after was good ink in her magazine.

I heard once that Randy Mantooth was moving and that Carolyn was going to help him.

(Insert piano joke here, please.)

The reason this thread is reaching (and will likely surpass 600 responses) is because for YEARS good, hard-working, soap-loving employees of Digest and Weekly and other industry folks were mercilessly ABUSED by Carolyn.

Lynn L. looked the other way, thereby encouraging Carolyn to ruin people's work lives.

She allowed it to happen and now Carolyn's been shown the door.


This is better than the time Viki and Dorian went at it on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 12:51 am
No. 576 Karma_isaB says:

LMAO Geraldine Whitney at the Viki/Dorian comment!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:01 am
No. 577 Brian Frons says:

Drink up Carolyn. You blew Cameron, but Toasty "blew" you off, hence the slurs against the lovely and talented AM.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:08 am
No. 578 Forget Chris CrAcker Stay on Top, Carolyn Hinsey is a HOG! says:

Come on guys, don't make it about that silly Chris person. Yes, the person is joking, but we need to stay on Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie the STD Queen of Daytime. Seriously, Kelly, you have no clue. I was a show publicist. These witches, all 3 made my life hell. They lied on me, told actors that I didn't suggest them for cover stories, even though magazines know that the producers of our shows decide who is on the cover, it's storyline driven. They have made fools of themselves. Most of the actors don't do photo shoots with Digest and Weekly anymore. Why? Carolyn the Crap or Stephanie the Slut would show up and pester actors while they are doing photos. Photographers would get fed up and tell them to go away. Then they'd go right back to Lynn, who not only didn't just turn her head and ignore, but enabled these Hookers to be slime balls. She would then call the photographer's agent or their agency and complain and try to blacklist them. Trust me Kelly, you can feel sorry for this witch, but she wouldn't appreciate it and I would not compare young teenage girls that you deal with to this seasoned slut, who cost hundreds of people their jobs. She and the 2 ticks stuck on her, Lynn and Stephanie caused more damage throughout the industry than any soap producer in history. They got actors fired, lied on them to fans, slandered them in their columns if they dared not to sleep with one of these trollups and skanks or dared to be a better actor than someone they liked better on the show. As for Robert Woods, he detests both Hillary and Catherine. Michael E. Knight is a nice man, a bit full of himself, but not too bad at all. Catherine was more in love with herself than him. Don't you remember when Catherine and Michael broke up, how Carolyn Hinchman was in her column talking bad about "Tad?" That's her style. So Kelly if you feel sorry for this HO, you just stop reading the posts and stay off the site, because I can tell you about 50 people that I know personally who she stabbed in their backs. She got stabbed in her back, but not by us, not by one person on this Thread, but by her mentor Lynn Leahey. Here's hoping that Lynn and Stephanie get the shaft come Monday. They are both as vile and contemptable as the bitch who lost her job on Thursday and get no sympathy from anyone in the industry. Carolyn, STOP calling Cameron's house. His wife is going to call the police if you don't stop it! You are behaving like a stalker now. Remember you called a few soap fans stalkers to get them blacklisted from ABC events, just because they didn't have their fan events for stars at Blondie's! Stop calling Cameron. He doesn't want you anymore! He never did, no one did. I hear your mother didn't either. I hear she left you on the steps of a zookeeper, hoping the lions and tigers would eat you! I hear you woke up, threw your pacifier out of the basket and ate the tigers and lions instead! YOU MISERABLE PIECE OF CRAP! I ALSO REMMEBER YOU CALLING NATHANIEL MARSTON A NUT! Hopefully you'll be in the adjoining rubber room.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:18 am
No. 579 dennyrialti says:

The Weekly and Digest staff are freaks in their own right. Want stories?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:27 am
No. 580 Eden Capwell says:



Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:31 am
No. 581 Karma_isaB says:

LOL Eden!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:34 am
No. 582 TheCarolynHaters says:

Just got back from my first celebratory get-together with my former SOW colleagues. We went out for karaoke and called our group The Carolyn Haters. Met up with some people who don't know CH or even watch soaps and were interested in this thread. Everyone has a boss they hated and of whose comeuppance they dreamed.

Mada Hari, who are you? We must know each other. I have my suspicious and I hope they are true. I'm hoping that you are the double-agent in the office who is showing your true colors: your hatred of Carolyn. Keep it up! Don't be gloomy in the office, let your true feelings show.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:45 am
No. 583 dennyrialti says:

Mark McGarry, Robert Schork and his mysterious "bf," Lara DeLush, Jonathan Reiner, Jenn Reinhardt, Adam Kelly, Meredith Berlin, Robert Rorke, Michael Logan, Susan Rohall, Patti Carroll, Gabby Winkell, oh, the list goes on… AND oh, it's good! Makes CH and SS both look like amatuers.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:54 am
No. 584 Cora Miller says:

Denny, you have no power here!


Before someone drops a house on you, too!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:58 am
No. 585 dennyrialti says:

OH, really…. don't tempt me.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:03 am
No. 586 Mada Hari's Revenge! PAGE SIX Wants You, Carolyn! But Not As A Story, Not A Writer! says:

Hi Carolyn Haters! Yes! Indeed we all know one another. Your party sounds great. Isn't it wonderful how many people Carolyn Hinsey may actually get to watch soaps now? Now that she's HISTORY in Daytime! Yes, we do know each other. And yes, I hated Carolyn as much as every one of you! We had better days at that magazine before she turned it into a cheap rag. She, Lynn and Stephanie plotted for years to get rid of Mimi and they did, but they failed at running the magazine. Glad you are meeting new people who are interested in this Thread. I was out this evening too. I was at a coffee shop with dozens of teens on their computers. I went to each and everyone and told them to look up Jossip. Most knew what Jossip was, but none knew who Carolyn Hinsey and the two sociopaths Lynn and Steffy were. They do now. They emailed all of their friends to tell them to look it up and they did. They all asked, what took her so long to come down? I told one college kid. It's like a hot air balloon. It goes up and stays up a long time but when it comes down, it comes crashing down. Glad you have a new fan club for Carolyn. Keep up the great work. Go to EVERY soap site and let them know. I hear PAGE SIX is planning a BIG EXPOSE', they are talking to some former employees and one current employee that is NOT afraid of the terrible threesome anymore.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:07 am
No. 587 Eden Capwell says:

I'll tempt you!

Keeeeeeep going!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:08 am
No. 588 TheCarolynHaters says:

Denny, go away. You have no business being here. You are slandering good people. And to top it off, you spelled some names wrong. CH would have sent this email back to you with an email all in UC saying: YOU SPELLED TWO NAMES WRONG, BUT I'M NOT TELLING YOU WHICH ONES. FIX IT, STUPIDASS!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:15 am
No. 589 Forgive me Carols! Page SIX Wants to do a BIG STORY ON YOU! says:

Big, since you are so big, you need the whole page! TEE HEE!
They want to hear from all of us, they will keep your identity secret. Email:
and please email JOSSIPS and give them all the details we haven't been able to put on this board. Forget Denny Rialti. What a joke. She's about to scare NO ONE away!!! You Go Away, Girlfriend! We have the real juice here. You start talking about any ONE of those people and I'm going to unleash some REAL Hinsey news on this SITE! BREAKING NEWS will be henceforth if you keep threatening those people. I know something on Hinsey and Leahey that will finish them professionally. Oh, guess that's already done! Well, keep it up girlfriend!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:16 am
No. 590 Nelson Butthole says:

Denny? Are you Nelson Butthole?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:18 am
No. 591 Cora Miller says:

This thread is going to last longer than the masquerade ball on OLTL over 25 years ago that climaxed with the death of Olympia Buchanan (it took a MONTH, kids!)

To quote the old ABC Daytime ad campaign:

"Can you feel it? Can you feel it?


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:23 am
No. 592 TheCarolynHaters says:

Good guess, Nelson Butthole (love that name!). I think you're right about Denny.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:24 am
No. 593 Nellie Oleson says:

I finally figured out what this reminds me of — there was an episode of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in which there was a BIG BULLY in the classroom.

I think he gave Albert a black eye and was menancing the rest of the kids, too.

The bully's brother or uncle refused to let the adults intervene. He said this was up to the kids to resolve.

So Laura (or someone) got the idea that all the kids — even the little ones — would surround the bully, which they did and they attacked him en masse.

This is what this group is like. Individually, Carolyn could attack any one of us, but as a group, we can unite and defend ourselves.

Come to think of it, the bully on LITTLE HOUSE was an obnoxious self-centered a-hole, too.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:35 am
No. 594 soap fan says:

I am just a fan of gh and ROBIN & ANNA I think they are very very nice people and thousands of fans cant be wrong we all have good and bad days. I object to unkind words spoken about them. MO is that they are very lovely ladies.However, all the posts about private lifes of actors it's their business.To say things that could hurt a family is not my idea of what is right. I don't know this lady and I have no comment about her
I am sorry that so much anger is spoken about her. Karma, is real but hurt and cruelity solves nothing.If we are hurt nothing is solved by causing hurt to another life is too short. I will never accept cruelity ever especially when wifes and children are involved. I wish this woman a better future and I really think this kind of anger and hurt should stop. MO Life is difficult so why bring more hurt on another. Just MO. Human beings deserve a right to their privacy and why invade that space with words that might hurt others they love and care about GOSSIP is a word that needs to be removed from daily living it can only cause hurt.PEACE just a soap fan

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:38 am
No. 595 Brooke English says:

Soap fan, I'm sorry, too.

It would have been a better world if CH hadn't been such a bitch to people.

But she chose to do it. She chose to be that way.

And, now, she's getting hers in this forum.

(And you're right about KMcC and FH; both are nice, ESPECIALLY Kimberly.)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:46 am
No. 596 Karma_isaB says:

Well, why don't you ask those veteran actresses of GH how they felt, if they indeed read her comments on how they should leave their faces alone, and how they looked like wax figures, I think is how she described them. If her feelings are hurt now, who cares?? She was not worrying about those actresses, whom I have admired for over 30 years, and never took their feelings into consideration. Why should we care about CH's feelings. Like my mom says, what goes around…… Comes around!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:47 am
No. 597 Not Sure What MO Means! says:

Soap Fan. I don't know what MO means, but I agree that the actors private lives should not be posted on here, guys! Except for idiots and spies like McVicar, Hickland and Smith. They helped destroy their shows and their costars trying to suck up to this FAT ASS COW Carolyn Hinsey who only wanted to be famous and abusive. So if you, fan, don't like cruelty and that's your right, turn off your computer and the TV. Because the world is filled with cruelty. Not calling Hitler and the Nazi's vile isn't not being cruel. It's calling them what they are. Lynn is Hitler and Carolyn and Slutty Stephanie are Nazi's. So we are going to FIGHT THIS WORLD WAR whether you like it or not. You go put your head in the sand and believe that people like Lynn, Slutty Stephie and the Eating Woman Carolyn will respect you. You can say that, because you never worked for these horrible creatures. When you do, believe me, you won't be whining about how cruel we are to a witch that fired over 200 people and forced as many to quit and then laughed her way through the cheesecake while watching All My Children and rubbing her crotch everytime Cameron Mathison and Thornston Kaye were on the screen. Think of how Jennifer Esposito felt when Cruel Carolyn told her that Cameron was sleeping with her too. Think of how the stars felt when she made fun of one star's plastic surgery in her column and said about others, "Take this person off my TV screen!" Now the fat bitch doesn't have a job that she has to ever watch a soap again. So she got what she wanted. We hate her for good reason. GO AWAY!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:49 am
No. 598 CamFan says:

Hey, I'm the last one to say anything nice about CH, but did she REALLY bag Cameron Mathison? I'm a guy and I wouldn't mind licking on a piece of that myself. Now that I know he has absolutely no taste, morals or scruples, I might make a move when I see him next! Anyone know how she did it…booze? Cash? Begging? I'll do two outta three. I'm not proud!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:59 am
No. 599 Hecuba says:

So if it was so well known within the soap world HOW these women were for all this time, why didn't the shows, EPs, actors, heads of daytime, etc band together to bring all this unprofessional at best behavior out long ago? What made them so damn special? Were sales that great during a time when viewership keeps going down? What kept these women in power? And why now has the hatchet begun to fall? Not that I'm complaining.

I guess if a network like can allow a HACK writer to decimate a show into a misogynistic laughable cartoon for over a decade, anything IS possible…

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:03 am
No. 600 Jerry Lewis says:

Ladies and gentleman, the TOTEBOARD, please….

We now have a grand total of 600 posts!

Please, keep your posts and pledges for posts coming! We're trying to reach our goal of 1,000 by Monday morning.

Our CH memorial Post-A-Thon continues…..

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:07 am
No. 601 SlapShot says:

I agree with the bashers!!

I am a soap fan and I am glad she is gone out of the magazines!!

Bye, Bye, Carolyn!

It's only my opinion.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:26 am
No. 602 dennyrialti says:

She is gone, but we have to deal with it all Monday, which will be insane. People are planning to call in sick, as I am. The mag is a mess now. And more will come out of this scandal, so it'll get ugly. Jenn Landon be very afraid. And all the dirt will come out. We still have to work there.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:38 am
No. 603 We are Halfway to that Hippo's Weight. Another 600 To Go! says:

Yes, She weighs 1200 pounds. Isn't it great that we are now at 600! I guess I'll be 601 or 602?
Well, to your question #599. The EP and Writers or stars have NOTHING to do with the soap magazines. That is another part of the industry. The reason they were left in power had nothing to do with the soap producers, it had to do with the Idiots in Charge at the publishing companies. Lynn was pretty good at laying down with Advertisers and for years, the fans had NO clue how vile these bitches were. So they were buying the magazines because they wanted to see and hear from the stars. What has happened in the last year is that the Executive Producers and stars have decided that they didn't want to play ball with these vicious nasty 3 Whores. So that's when Carolyn the Coward got even more brazen and written nastier things. That is not however the shows or producers fault or issue. They are battling to save their sagging ratings, they just all got sick of her. But the younger STARS and desperate elders like McVicar, Hillary B. Smith, Hickland and some others, decided if their costars and shows would not deal with this rag team of bitches, that they would in fact give them more DIRT on their costars and get pages and pages of items in the rag. Dan McVicar has only been on 3 episodes of B&B this year (2008), yet every week he's in that rag. Devin Owen also calls him for scoops on the stars. Michael Maloney too. But they don't write the crap that Hinsey writes. The business is yes, interrelated but it's separate. The Executive Producers figured that sales of these rags would cause the publishers to pull the plug on Hinsey and that's what happened. The marketplace took care of the issue. And people get fired all the time at these magazines. For years fans didn't know who we were, didn't really care. But when a Big Fish, like Whale Carolyn Hinsey got fired, it brought it to the attention of this WONDERFUL SITE: Jossip. Lets give them a hand guys! They took a chance with this story. That's what real journalism is and they've given a voice no one else has given us. Thank you, JOSSIP! Thank you! Jossip rocks! Now fans are learning what the EP's and stars always knew. That Carolyn Hinsey is a bottom sucking two faced back stabbing UNEMPLOYED bitch! Lynn's not only an enabler but is equally responsible for the abuse and if she had any morals, she'd resign on Monday and not try to take out any revenge against those in the offices, she thinks leaked stuff! Sorry Lynn, I know you have no morals, I worked for you for months. And Stephanie is going to be a victim. That's what she does! That's who she is. These heifers won't ever change. They stay the same. They are the same! But most importantly, CAROLYN! DID YOU EVER THINK THAT LYNN LEAHEY WOULD BE THE ONE TO CAN YOUR BIG FAT ASS? :)
Oh and like the previous posters have said, LETS ALL SAY TOGETHER… HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLYN! LEO THE LION IS NOT ROARING, SHE'S CRYING! You big fat loser. When Alan Carter quit, I was in the office and Carolyn begged him on the phone to stay. The second she hung up, she went into Lynn's office and said, That Al Roker Idiot won't work in this business again. I'll see to it! Well, now you can see Alan Carter is still remembered and beloved. While you will be forever in HISTORY on these Threads that Jossip was kind enough to let us tell the truth about you. You COW! I know you are sitting up reading this tonight. Before you turn off your computer. Let me assure you. Cameron Mathison's wife Vanessa says that you had better STOP calling her house and hanging up when she answers. Bitch! Don't you know about Caller ID? He doesn't want you! You pig, he used you, just like you used him. He loved the attention and the pages he got, but that's it! Get a LIFE! Oh, sorry, you only had one that was tied to Daytime. Now you are lost! Sorry, I swear, I cannot find a tear for you. I even smelled an onion. Remember when you used to bring those stinking smelling onion rings into the office and made crude jokes about it smelling like a woman's private parts? Could it have been Catherine Hickland or Hillary B. Smith it reminded you of? Or Lynn, herself?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:39 am
No. 604 GLFAN says:

I am so enjoying reading all of your comments here. I have told many friends to take a look as well.

Can I ask you guys one favor? Please use paragraphs. It is so hard to read when it comes out in one big block.

I know you all want to stay on topic about CH so does anyone know if there is a site out there that discusses the behind the scenes happenings? I just want to know WHY EW is still the EP of GL.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:59 am
No. 605 Alan Carter says:

Wow #603, thanks for the inside info. You know stuff that I know to be true. After I quit Digest, and let's be clear, I DID quit, I know for a fact that the triumverate went on a disinformation campaign and spread false and malicious gossip about me to stars, writers, columnists, editors, producers and network execs. How do I know this? A) because its what they ALWAYS do when people quit. I witnessed it first hand. And B) They did it to me. Because at the very same time flowers from LL were arriving in my office with a note BEGGING me to stay…I was hearing from a DOZEN said stars, publicists, actors, editors and colleagues who were telling me…oh, did I know I hated women? Was anti-semetic? Taking drugs? Abusing alcohol? Fired? Hard to deal with? A hot head? Abrasive and people hated me? Was sleeping with Jeff, my then assistant? I suppose if I wasn't black, they would have also accused me of hating black people. The absurdity and childnessess and pettiness of it all! Because I chose to leave the school yard playground mentality that was Digest, — dubbed by me later not so affectionately as The Viper Room — you three (led by CH and SS) wanted to destroy my career and my chance to make a living. The truth was too much for them to handle…I couldn't handle watching them berate, belittle, manhandle, star fuck (and sorry Tom Eplin, you never did anything personally to me, but for chrissakes, if you're going to BE a starfucker, FUCK a real star!), manipulate, crush and rob people of any shred of dignity. How they destroyed the Digest Awards and made that a popularity contest for people they liked, well, that's a whole OTHER thread. The truth be told, all of us who survived the ordeal of working in that insane environment know the truth. AND to this day, I thank the people who bravely came forward then to tell me about the kind of stupid, ridiculous and repugnant gossip they deal in. One of them was STUPID enough to lie to one of my best friends, not knowing we knew each other. I threatened them once, and I shall do so again. Should I ever hear my name uttered by ANYONE with a false or defamatory accusation again, I won't turn the other cheek next time. I'm no longer the nice guy I once was. And to the complete FOOLS who EVER believed any of the nonsense they spread about me, or Robbie Kaploe, Michael Maloney or any of the other scores of good people who had the good sense to ultimately say sayonara, well, as best as I can say it, you are FOOLS. Let's all be clear…ladies (and I use the term most loosely) your days of gossiping about people and trying to ruin them are over. You've all had your Joe McCarthy moment. In the now immortal words of Joe Welch, to the three of you, someone has to finally ask…"Have you no decency…no decency at all?" Don't bother to reply. I know the answer.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:18 am
No. 606 Soap Residue says:

Lynn Leahy, Stephanie Sloan and Carolyn Hinsey cost 500-600K plus all those future healthcare costs (obesity, stds, mental health problems, booze, etc). Can the other 2 immediately - "Budgetary". Rehire Mimi Torchin and Kate Walsh - 200K/150k and gain back some credibility and management. Hire Nelson Branko at 200K but fire him the next day - have security rough him up and call immigration. Close the Digest which cannibalized the Weekly and sucked. Sort thru the editors. Treat the Soap genre honestly, and ethically. The soaps that improve survive, the others die. Problem solved. And can Gabby Winkel- she's a sneak and a traitor.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:18 am
No. 607 From # 603 - MR. Alan Carter! says:

I used Mr. because we have respect for you. But before I get to you, let me tell # 606, sorry if Gabby's turning. That happens, but don't worry, she can suck up to them now, Lynn is NOT NICE. So don't worry, she'll be the first one they destroy. That's the way they work. Alan, and I hope I can call you that? You barely know me, but we've talked before. You were a TREAT whenever you'd call the NYC office. You were respected more than you know. You protected Tom adn Devin and Jeff, yes, Carolyn did tell everyone you were sleeping with him. Stephanie also lied and said it. That whore would come back from LA with her seemingly weekly Days set visit and talk and lie about you all. She was saying orgies were going on there, Carolyn and LYNN also told people at CBS, ABC and NBC, but especially CBS that you were on drugs and yes, hated Jews. When everyone in LA knew that many of your friends were Jewish. You have a humor that you love to tease everyone, including blacks and yourself. But they lied. They lied on Maloney too. We didn't like him in the NYC office, we called him a weasel, but truth be told between his two key sources Dan McVicar and Peter Bergman, there was NEVER anything at CBS he couldn't get. But that aside, you were always kind and respectful and we wondered why you never sued them. That's the joke about all of this. They cannot go to court with clean hands and claim slander. Because everything is TRUE on this Board. I'm saving something that Lynn and Carolyn recently did that can SINK them and the company they work for. I'm holding it with all I have to use the proper way. They need to go to court and be forced to face the horror they've inflicted on others. Lynn was cursing up a storm after she used her crocodile tears to beg you to stay. I remember that day clearly. She called you nasty names and we were all like, "NO WAY! Alan Carter is not!" I apologize that like the entire staff, I did not stand up for you then. You were going and I needed the job. But I regret every day the unprofessional behavir at the office that I tolerated just to pay the bills. Do you remember whenever you'd be at a SET or having an interview and Carolyn would call and leave 10 messages withJeff and on your voice mail? She knew you were out. But would still call up STARS!!!!!!! and Producers and complain, "I cannot find Alan, guess he's out buying crack again!" Did you know she did that? Alan, I know where you work now. So I will be in touch with you there. I will testify against these lying whores anytime you need me to. Everyone is tired of the slander they inflicted on others and when I hear strangers who never met these nasty sluts whine about us being mean or cruel, it makes me want to throw up. Carolyn had no respect and has none for nice people. She hated you for being nice and LOVED. Stephanie hated everyone, she was always trying to sleep with Jason Cook and then when he turned her down, she ran around the office calling him a "faggot." She is vile too. Don't let Lynn fool you. She was the head of the problem. Carolyn is just the malicious one that loved doing the dirty work. Yelling at Maloney even though he was not just Bureau Chief but for his last month, he was doing 99% of the writing in Digest, as he'd just hired Devin and Tom. Alan, you protected your staff. I just wish that I'd had more courage to say something to Stephanie Herpes, Lynn Lunatic and Carolyn the COW. Has anyone noticed the initials for Soap Opera Weekly? SOW! Yes, that's Carolyn, a pig! Alan, you are a really classy guy and even though those bitches lied, everyone KNEW that they were lying. Now those very people are at home laughing at them now. Digest was once the magazine to be in. It turned into Carolyn Hinsey's fan club newsletter for Thornston Kaye, Cameron Mathison or any man who would let her suck their dick. Only for her to come into the office and then go to the bathroom and rinse her mouth out and come back and put lipstick on in front of everyone and tell Stephnie in front of us all, what someone said about her sucking skills. Well, now suck on this Carolyn. Can you handle it? It's the TRUTH!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:44 am
No. 608 Lynn's Soap Opera In Digestion says:

The Digest (read Lynn / Stephanie / Carolyn) paid ($) for their defamation of Mr. Carter They should have been jailed then.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:54 am
No. 609 Alan Carter says:

Thank you Ms. 603!
I appreciate your sentiments and good words. And, like all of us, we kept silent because we needed the gig. You have NOTHING to apologize for then or now.
I hope you DO find me in my current gig, no, let me amend that…I insist you find me, and lunch or dinner will be on me when you visit LA. Of course, if Im out bagging my assistant Jeff, scoring crack, drinking or writing anti-Semetic comments on walls someplace, you will have to wait! Im hard to find, doncha know!
I can laugh at it … now. But my goodness. If those three untalented hacks put THIS kind of attention into running a magazine, maybe it would be selling better. One down, I say two more to go.
Thanks again #603 for your honesty and spirit!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:25 am
No. 610 Victoria Lord Reilly Burke Reilly Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson says:

If everyone in the industry is reading this thread, and I have no doubt that they are, then it has the potential to shake up a lot of things. Not just at SOD and SOW, but also at the shows too.

I certainly look forward to reading the Page Six article that's coming out of all this. But, of course, The Banner, would never run anything as scandelous as this. However, my brother Todd would make it front page news in The Sun. Of that, I am sure.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:17 am
No. 611 Gia Campbell says:

No. 599, Like you, I'm wondering why the hatchet is just falling now on so obviously abusive managers. Then I learned that new owners have just been in place for about a year. It often happens that what was allowed to be overlooked under one ownership isn't overlooked under another. Plus, budget considerations ARE probably a factor as well. Carolyn and her buds were there a long time, probably have huge salaries especially for their dwindling magazine revenues. If the magazine was still pulling in a major profit margin, Carolyn may have continued in her position, no matter what disdainful rumblings the new management may have heard. But since that isn't the case either, she was cut.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:33 am
No. 612 GuzaSucks says:

"On what Carolyn the Tyrant did to Nancy. Michael Logan got a scoop from Nancy about Jill sleeping with Tyler Christopher. Michael loves to be FIRST and # 1 in everything. So he told Carolyn, and she pretended that Nancy told her first, even though Nancy hadn’t spoken to her. When Nancy got livid after Michael Logan blasted her. Nancy called up her GOOD FRIEND Lynn, who told her, sorry, you know how Carolyn is! To this day Michael Logan is angry with Nancy for nothing."

Even if that is true why would Nancy even tell them that. It is not something that would ever be put in print?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:28 am
No. 613 Karma says:

What a morning read this has been! I may be one or two degrees removed from Sleepless in Pine Valley, as this link was forwarded to me last night.

I have no experience with Ms. Hinsey, but I have had dealings with Stephanie Sloane. I found her to be completely self-interested and unprofessional. I can also confirm that she is two-faced, because she would in one instance be contrite and then, in the next, would be haughty and dismissive.

Given my experience with Stephanie, I was curious as to what kind of operation was being run over there. I looked into the magazine and found it to be operated like a junior high school yearbook. I feel for those of you who had to deal with these individuals on a day-to-day basis or had your careers in their hands.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:45 am
No. 614 FormerSOW reader says:

This former SOW reader is loving this thread. I've missed Mimi Torchin for many years. This thread has just confirmed all the reasons that I no longer read SOW. She only covered her favourites, over and over again. On that note, what on earth has Kate Linder done to deserve being in every other issue? Was she CH's source for Y&R?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:53 am
No. 615 Finally! says:

I wonder now who Elizabeth Korte is going to ring up when she has dirt on the GH stars that she doesn't like. She used to call up CH and blasts GHers personal business.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:53 am
No. 616 Jill Abbott says:

I sort of second GLFAN either.
I watch all soaps and I understand this is about CH but you guys are cruel to give us all kind of teases of information about soap stars without giving out much.
We want more ! :)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:59 am
No. 617 RU4R? says:


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:17 am
No. 618 Alan Carter fan says:

I don't care if Thornsten's name is spelled wrong, but when #548 said that Ingo Rademacher got the "dead to me" in 1997 and no more coverage in SOD I have to wonder. He won the Hottest Male Star in 1997 and 1998. I have to wonder how that slipped by (unless it's just a simple error and #548 meant 1998?).

I want my gossip, but journalistic integrity (something SOD/SOW know nothing about) should win out.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:24 am
No. 619 DingDongTheBitchIsGone says:

#140- Tell us more! Im positive you have 15 years of gossip on him.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:40 am
No. 620 Vanessa Sterling says:

618, I'd like to add to your comments. SOD gives Ingo plenty of coverage. He had an interview in there not too long ago (May or June I believe). He's been on the SOD cover within the past year or two as well.

As for Dan MacVicar, somebody claimed he trades dirt for coverage not commensurate with his insignificant daytime standing. I read both SOW and SOD every week and I've never noticed MacVicar getting any coverage at all in either one of them except perhaps in the most remote passing that is entirely commensurate with his standing.

Somebody is either exaggerating or outright feeding us disinformation in this thread.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:13 am
No. 621 Vanessa Sterling says:

619, let's stay on topic, hmm?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:15 am
No. 622 Jill Abbott says:

I actually second 619 but I understand the thread needs to stay on points. Which is why it would be great to open that kind of thread some time some where :)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:29 am
No. 623 SometimesSoapFan says:

so other than CH and HBS no OLTL gossip? Still need to know what she finds so wonderful about JPL and MA…and why she turned on ME and DG?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:55 am
No. 624 Tina Lord says:

I am extremely disappointed that Hilary B Smith and Catherine Hickland are such terrible gals. I am big fans of both of them. HBS herslef has said in interviews that people either love her or hate her. I liked her honesty and had read elsewhere that she can be abrasive or totally cool- but always outspoken.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:01 pm
No. 625 Eden Capwell says:

So what's going to happen come Monday? I know the company has a want-ad posted for the copy editor of SOD (dated August 8)but that's not Lynn Leahey's job is it?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm
No. 626 Brooke English says:

Tina, don't take everything you're hearing about the actors at face value.

They have good days and bad, just like everyone else.

Well, except Carolyn.

She only had bad days — and took her crappy mood out on her staff and anyone else that she could.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. 627 OLTL Fan says:

So what impact, if any, will OLTL feel from this?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 628 Carla Scott says:

OLTL and all the shows will rejoice knowing that Carolyn's not around to take cheap shots at them.

I WILL say she made some good points in her column every now and then, but so did a lot of fans on message boards. Her abusive tactics will NOT be missed.

By anyone!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 629 Eden Capwell says:

I was just reminded that CH actually made an appearance on GH and her scenes were with the guy that played Kevin. I wonder what the poor man did to deserve that.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:29 pm
No. 630 Observer says:

If what everyone is saying is true that we can tell by the magazines who are these bitches favorites, what the hell is the deal with Laura Wright. Why is she in these magazines on a weekly basis?? I've heard she's another big mouth who gives them gossip but could never get that confirmed. Is it true?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm
No. 631 Renata Corelli Sutton says:

As long as we're making requests, I'd love it if anyone would shed a little more light on the relationship between CH and Brian Frons. I get the impression that they are twin demons who inhabit the same space who don't really know they are the same creature a la Glory/Ben.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm
No. 632 Nancy says:

Off-topic, but since we're talking about the people who've destroyed daytime, yet aren't even network employees. There's the demon-seed Debby O'Connor who leached herself onto a bunch of ABC stars (especially GH) as their personal fan club president/event organizer. Unfortunately, the woman is a psycho who manipulates for her favorites behind the scenes, and even tries to stir up negative campaigns against actors/actresses who turned down her attempts to organize clubs for them. The woman is a nut. A stalker-fan who was given a little bit of power thanks to running fan clubs.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:43 pm
No. 633 NUKE and OLTL Fan says:

I myself noticed that Dan McVicar seemed to get a LOT of press in SOW and SOD. Now I know why. He was busy tattling on co-stars to CH and co.

I cannot believe about HBS and CH on OLTL, I have always likes and respected them as actresses. This sure does change my opinion. I also understand why DOOL and GH are always on the damn cover of boths mags. Fan favorites my ass. Both of those shows are only half as good an OLTL has been the past few months.

It did not make sense to my why OLTL did not receive at least a cover story for their 40 years on air last month. Now I know why! If Michael Easton had been involved in that, I am sure they would have had him on the cover "Michael Easton Saves One Live, and Things Will NEVER Be the Same". LOL

I also could not understand why NUKE on ATWT never seem to get that much coverage. I mean Van and Jake were both in Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly for crying out loud. The actors must have wnated nothing to do with Carolyn. I knew they were as smart as they seemed:)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 634 Squealer says:

Blind Items:

1. Which SOW Editor got the big boot after tormenting employees for countless years with her tyranical behavior? This is the same one who thinks Thorston Kaye on AMC is the cat's meow.

2. Which other two employees from SOW/SOD are due to be fired for sleeping with soap stars, and playing favorites for years to further there own agendas? One of them continues to praise DOOL, even after wayching all the "green" Public Service Announcement Storylines. Ugh!!!

3. Which soap stars tattled on their fellow cast members to get publicity in the magazines headed by the answer to questions 1 and 2? (multiple answers).

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm
No. 635 Maxie Jones says:

Do we win a prize if we get the correct answers?

Oh wait, we've already been amply rewarded!

And it will be even better when the other two sides of the Triangle of Terror are given their walking papers - that is going to happen, right??

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm
No. 636 ABC soap fan says:

I used to be a Roger Howarth fan and although hearing about him with Marie Wilson is heartbreaking I'm kind of surprised no one else has been talking about it. Was this already common knowledge and no one cares anymore?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm
No. 637 The Lord says:

I work in mysterious ways. No wonder I took Lynn's husband away at such a young age. He is happy and at peace in my Kingdom now. Amen.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm
No. 638 Real Fan says:

The fact that actors/resses names are being miss spelled, people can't and/or refuse to stay on topic, people are being outted left and right, lives are being destroyed, reputations left in shreds by nothing but Jerry Springer like lynch mobs, I can't help but wonder how much of this thread is even real.

I think there are some if not VERY VERY few real SOW/SOD employees here, past or present that are in fact speaking the truth. But this thread has lost all credibility with me for the aforementioned reasons.

You want to lynch CH, LL, SS, fine, do that. Apparently you have justifiable reasons. But why the hell are you bringing everyone else into the fray?

Don't you realize that people's lives and employment are at stake here? You have fans that will actually believe the maliciousness because they're too stupid to understand what you're really doing.

What started out as vindication for years and YEARS of abuse at the hands of a witch and her monkeys has now turned into a malicious free for all.

If anything, CH, LL, SS are probably doing the complete opposite of what you think they are doing. You are badmouthing people and taking down some innocent bystanders at their expense. You're doing their dirty work for them!! They don't have to get retribution, they just have to sit back and let this shark infested thread get it for them.

Publicity whether it is good or bad, is still publicity. And even worse, this thread is FREE publicity they don't have to pay for.

I know some of you don't give a damn that you're spreading lies about innocent people, but I do. I don't even work in your field. I'm just simply a fan of one soap and one couple. But I am a compassionate human being who wouldn't do what you're doing. I doubt what I'm saying will even have an effect.

So you can tell me to go away or STFU or whatever else you tell the people on this thread to do when they go against what you're saying. Because what you're saying won't have an effect on me because I can tell the difference between bullshit and roses.

Shame on some of you. You know who you are.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm
No. 639 David Vickers says:

I also like Roger Howarth but it seems like in this industry the people with morales and common sense are few and far between. If he had any common sense he would return to One Life:)

To the Lord-that has to be the meaniest and funniest thing I have EVER read.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm
No. 640 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Since there are so many SOW/SOD ppl here, can someone please confirm or deny whether Drake Hogestyn from DOOL was really fired or was it a huge publicity stunt that failed since it didn't affect the ratings any?

Do you know how many times I wanted to hurl when CH said Drake was the star of DOOL? Really the star of DOOL has the most appearances of any actor on DOOL and the ratings suck? How can that be? lol

BTW, if SS gets fired from DOOL, can we please stop having J&M SOD covers about nothing? They were on the cover at least twice if not three times, two summers ago for being on vacation for two months. Big deal. And the ratings went up! lol

And guess who the biggest J&M fanbase ass kisser is?;fpart=1

Notice how SS is kissing up to Jiggs, the biggest psycho of all the DOOL fans. This person has been rumored to have stalked people in real life who have disagreed with her. She was banned from the Soap City board at least 5 times for being a freak.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm
No. 641 Carolyn says:

Tell Thorston "hi" when you see him tonight. LOL

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm
No. 642 Sergei Radzinsky for Mr. Alan Carter says:

Alan, just another off-topic voice to say how much you are missed.

While we're dishing here and unearthing old skeletons, I'd SURE like to know what REALLY happened at and Gosh, I visited those daily.

Also, in the final days of that site, you ran these AMAZING shots of Jonathan Sharpe. I was foolish not to save them…have wished for them every day since…but the image of them in my minds eye STILL stir me.

Come back to SOD/SOW, Mr. Carter. There is a vacancy. Like the other posters, I cannot call you "Alan" because I REALLY do respect you THAT much!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm
No. 643 ABC soap fan says:

Real Fan, I wonder the same thing.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm
No. 644 Maxie Jones says:

Real Fan does have a point. This thread is about CH and the other two witches of Digest - and their victims.

What say we leave the unproven actor gossip out of it? Just a thought.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm
No. 645 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

To Real Fan-"lives are being left in shreads". Have you considered writing for the soaps, you are much more entertaining then DOOL or GH. Thanks for the post.

Tell Lynn and Steph to get their offices ready to be cleaned out.

The Real Fans of Soaps have spoken (and we are just getting started).

Love and Kisses

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm
No. 646 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

Calliope Jones, get you facts straight, I'm laughing. You don't even know Jiggs. Did it ever occur to you that you are the one that sounds like a psycho.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm
No. 647 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Did she not get banned from the SC 5 times? Does that sound normal to you?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. 648 Real Fan says:

645, Get your quotes straight. I didn't say "lives are being left in shreads" (learn to spell too while you're at it).

Your post makes no sense.

Thank you 643 & 644.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm
No. 649 Kay Bennett says:

What's this about a Page Six story? Is that NY Daily News?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm
No. 650 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

Calliope Jones, the actor who has appeared the most is Peter R. He also has the most appearances for July. Drake has the most for June and before that is was James Scott and Kristen Alfonso. Anyway I'm not going to talk about Jiggs. I know her, you don't and I'm going to leave it at that.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm
No. 651 Alan Carter says:

Hi Sergei and ABC Soap Fan, thank you for those nice and kind words.
Three of us put our hearts, and souls and desires into SoapStarWorld. As best as I can put it, without rattling the bones of too many old skeletons, two of my business partners (including one who remains one of my best friends in this business, actually he is more like a brother to me) got into a kind of knock-out drag out fight for supremacy of the site. I got caught in the middle of it. It got nasty. And one partner, an actor, decided to use tactics employed by LL/SS/CH to put us out of business. I believe he said we "embezzled" were into "child porn" and alcoholics and even got us banned from the network he worked at. Hard to do business that way, to say the least. Here is the ultimate irony, we have ALL kissed and made up. Said actor and I are going to have dinner sometime soon. While I toiled for years in the business of kooks and liars and people who did the intolerable, I've always prided myself as a live and let live kinda person. I dont admit this to many people, but after 9-11, I even reached out to one of the aforementioned Terrible Trio to try to patch up our past differences. In affect, I wrote that life was too short, and we HAD been friends, and while I thought was she did was unconscionable, I could move on. Well, she wrote a note back, basically apologizing. And I thought THAT was the end of it. Less than three weeks later, while visiting in LA, she went on three different sets and, lets just say, the stuff that got back to me, about me, made me see she wasnt ready to end the feud. So sad. So unreal. Ultimately my point? It's sad to me that this thread is more interesting than ANYTHING happening right now on daytime TV. ANYWHERE.
I'm so happy where my life is now…to want to step back into the cesspool that is daytime TV, well, someone better have a lot of chlorine before THAT happens! Keep the faith guys. It has to get better!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm
No. 652 Page Six is the NY Post. says:


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm
No. 653 Maxie Jones says:

Calliope is right about the fact that SOD writes about John and Marlena a lot but it usually ends up amounting to zilch on screen - remember the much-hyped love scene that wasn't?

I wonder whose idea it was to lie to the fans like that?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm
No. 654 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Right Maxie. They get the cover for absolutely nothing.

To the J&M fan, I believe Drake is number one for the year in episodes. Either way, the ratings did not go up with his return.

About Jiggs,I've known her for awhile too. I've heard about her heckling actors at fan events. She's notorious. Back to the topic at hand, why does SS kiss this crazy person's ass on SOD's own message board? Is she afraid Jiggs is going to stalk her next if she says anything negative about J&M?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm
No. 655 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

Maxie Jones, I do agree there are a lot of stupid headlines on the cover of SOD for John and Marlena. Especially the last few. As a fan, it made me laugh. I didn't see the point. That cover promoting John/Ava sex with the disclaimer that Marlena fans should be happy. And the much-hyped love scene that wasn't, I suspect that was some executive who cut it. As a fan, I don't believe anything anymore until I see it. The industry believes fans are stupid, all they have to do is look at the ratings to know that is not so.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm
No. 656 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

CP… Jiggs doesn't go to fan events…next?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm
No. 657 Online Journalist says:

Mr. Carter,

It is my true belief that daytime would welcome you back with open arms. For every back stabber and basement dweller, there are actually a lot more wonderful people like you.

And call it a pipe dream but this industry would be thriving if everyone in the media just remembered that we are all soaps' children.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm
No. 658 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

and no Peter R. is number one in episodes for 2008. Check out Jason's site,

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm
No. 659 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

Calliope, why are you stalking Jiggs on this thread?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm
No. 660 Just my 2 cents says:

#637 - that comment was really unnecessary. LL loosing her husband - or more importantly, her children loosing their father - is/was devastating. Believe me, I will not stick up for LL's defending CH all these many years and the abuse she allowed on her employees, however let's keep this thread on a more professional note. We've all lost loved ones and it's very difficult … no need for jokes about that.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm
No. 661 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Jiggs did go to a fan event. I know eyewitnesses who saw her.

BTW, do you think it's normal for SS to kiss the ass of a fanbase who has been known to take weedkiller to fan events? Didn't SOD publish a photo of the weedkiller? How about give black roses to an actor? Does that sound normal to you? Yes, of course it sounds normal. *gasp*

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm
No. 662 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

Sorry, CJB, but Jiggs does not go to fan events. Nice try though.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm
No. 663 From # 603 - MR. Alan Carter! says:

To address some of what's been said.. # 612. Have you ever read Hinsey's columns? Doesn't she clearly state, she hears gossip at the Emmy parties, etc… and other events and then says quote, "I won't share it with my readers." This is why Carolyn and Michael Logan and all o fthem want to hae dirt. They just want to have it to use against the industry execs or the actors! Hello!

# 611, yes, you are right, the new owners were very unhappy the past year with the sales of ADS and magazines. But if sales were brisk and high, they would have done just what the previous owners did, IGNORE all of how these witches treated all of us!

#613, how right you are. These two publications are run like Jr. High newsletters. They love to backbite and stab everyone under them in the back and their peers in the industry too. They have no peers. Everyone else is far above and beyond them in talent and morality. Which is why 99% of the good people left, Alan Carter, Robert Waldron (although he's always late on his deadlines), the list goes on. The worst you could say about these people who left is nothing compared to the 3 hookers who stayed and who ran the company. Like you, I believe Stephanie Herpes is just about the most two faced person I have ever met in my life. Carolyn hates you to your face and behind your back, Stephanie is very passive/aggressive and did I say slutty?

#614, No, Kate is not a spy. She's actually a VERY nice person. Peter Bergman's the gossip queen at Y&R. Melody to a point, but she is Queen Bee so no one cares. Kate gets in the magazines all of the time because she's literally at every event and she runs her mouth about the events to every member of the press. She works the room as we say, she doesn't snub people in the press. They love her, she's a characature!

#620, IS Dan McVicar himself. He loves these message boards and goes on them constantly and puts information on them about how Clarke is missed. Anyone in the BIZ has NOT refutted Dan McVicar as the source of EVERY B&B leak in the past 20 years. Everyone including the Bells know it. So no exaggeration, JUST TRUTH. Go away! McVicar is not even important here. It's his leaking it to the SOW AKA Carolyn Hinsey against his cast and crew that is important and what she does with it and FOR HIM! SCAT!

#623, please say names. These initials take too long to figure out who ME and ZZ is, etc.. Well, ZZ is just an example, it stands for Zee Zee Sloane

#626, YOU ARE RIGHT! Stop taking everything about the actors at total face value. Hillary and Catherine are over 40 women in a TOUGH business. They get their edge in the press by sucking up. It's what goes on in the business. It's like don't hate an actress who plays a bitch. That's a role. Actually, there lives in real life are roles too. They are forging ahead trying to get back on the show or a storyline etc.. and stabbing someone in the back is just expected in this business, it's not selling Tupperware. The problem is, these hookers Lynn, CAROLYN and Stephanie made it personal and used thier POWER in the press to destroy good people. NOT only employees, but lots of people, actors, etc… When I was a kid a STAR was a star. Now a daytime STAR, has to kiss Carolyn's ass, smile at Stephanie and send Lynn a Christmas gift! (Have you fans any idea what Christmas looks like at the Digest/SOW (love calling her a SOW) offices? You would be mortified that these high paid stars and staff of soaps aren't sending this to a food kitchen or to the Salvation Army to help the poor. They send these nasty skank bitches tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, the top 3 dogs pick through what they want and then would give us peons a bottle of olive oil or something they didn't want and smile and say, "Merry Christmas!" You need to know, this industry needs to change. No more kissing thise asses, they need to kiss the fans asses and write better shows!!!! Also, Ingo is in the magazine (DIGEST) because he's so popular, but Carolyn doesn't like him. Remember the important things fans, go back and READ these posts. LYNN is the BOSS. All of this evil and abusive shit to the fans/readers and especially the stars they didn't like got OK'd by LYNN! Would Alan Carter who is more articulate try to explain this please!!!!!???

#628, YOU are 100% right, OLTL and EVERY OTHER SOAP is clapping and jumping from the rooftops today. Every actor on a soap is in church today, even Beth Ehlers, though probably NUDE, because firing Carolyn is a BLESSING. No more of having to kiss up to this FAT ASS BITCH to be favored in Digest or Weekly or NOT have her out you or say something mean about your face or your costar in her nasty columns. Did you notice how many times Michelle Stafford was the dueling diva in Weekly? Even though Michelle hates Carolyn, you don't dare turn her down. She puts that in the column too.. "Such and Such didn't come this week and debate with MEEEEE because she's afraid!" That was one SKANK BITCH! She's history! Lets just hope Lynn and Stephanie will be SOON!

#629! INSIDE INFO! Carolyn did appear on General Hospital. Know who she grew up with and went to school with every day? MARK TESCHNER! CASTING DIRECTOR! Remember Lisa Lord? This is how the industry is worked. NOT talent, FAVOR! Lisa rocked as an actress, but when she broke up with Mark Teschner, Nurse Grace was killed off of Port Charles within days!

#630, Laura Wright does TELL ALL! Especially to Carolyn. She lived in NYC while on GL for years!!! Her hubby was a NY Polciceman, Carolyn kisses those asses firefighters and police! She used to rave in the office about a secret fantasy of being with both at the same time! We had to smile and giggle and then take malox!

#632! I won't call her name. She doesn't dignify by being put here with bona fide employees. Yes, off topic. But I have to CONCUR! She's a REAL piece of work. Not a sleep around, but a con artist!

#633! You are for real a READER. The previous post that supported poor McVicar WAS ACTUALLY MCVICAR and trying to throw things off. Yes, did you notice how much Press he gets. Yes, he's the CBS snitch. Bells know it too, that's why Clarke is never on. Other than to be humiliated. Didn't you love it when Ridge got fired, they hired Clark and all the characters kept saying in his face, "Clark is not Ridge, he's a hack! His designs are outdated!" That killed Dan, but he's so broke, and needs the money$, so he goes on the soap when Brad Bell is in a bad mood and writes a lot of kick Clark while he's down stuff. I loved it when Sarah Buxton was on and her character Morgan Dewitt took Clark a MAN down with a python. Brad loved those scenes. He plays them every week to this day on DVD in his office with the Balcony on the third floor! It's a hoot! People in the office tell everyone what a mean streak he has and how he loevs to get even with Dan/The Snitch! And how right you are! Van and the other actor were in Newsweek, in Entertainment Weekly and on ET!! But you see, fan! This is the vileness of Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie. They get it in their heads that someone is not their favorite and they don't write about them. Despite as a Journalist it's your job to cover ALL of the stars in daytime. They have been allowed to run this fucking magazine like it's their fan newsletter. They are vile. I hope Stephie and Lynn are gone by the end of tomorrow! It cannot be too soon!

Fans, be VERY WEARY of any Pro-Dan McVicar post. It's McVicar. He's on Earthlink look him up. He's always posting everywhere! And by the way, you guys ROCK. But please, lets not worry about the stars as much as making sure that the TRUTH comes out about Carolyn Hinchman, Lynn Layanyone and Stephanie Slut! These people are the CANCER. Not the stars. When they are all gone, some of these stars will be reined in by their AGENTS, Producers and by just themselves. People like HIllary, Peter and Catherine will have to learn how to play fairly with the press. Dan? Well, beside the fact he's a known sociopath all over the B&B set and CBS lot, he's a roach. He's going to live in that dump he lives in and connive just long enough to pay his child support for as long as possible. He works part time at a Burger King in Santa Monica!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 664 NoMoreJiggs says:

Can we please get back to the topic at hand? Whack job fans are a whole other topic, LOL.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 665 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Oops, my bad. Drake is number 2 in episodes, 3 behind PR. lmao.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 666 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

#664 that would be great.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm
No. 667 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

She went to one fan event. Made a total ass out of herself. She lurked in the back. From what I heard, she's not a looker. lol Anyway, why is SS kissing her ass?

Anyway, I'm glad for the employees of SOD/SOW for being rid of CH. I'm very lucky to have not worked in that bad of an environment. I hope things change for the better for both mags. Hopefully now, the coverage will be more fair for all soaps and actors.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm
No. 668 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

CJB.. again you heard wrong.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm
No. 669 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

No, I did not. Several people saw her. You know it too. It was a Deidre fan event wasn't it?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm
No. 670 To Alan's # 651 Post! says:

Alan, This is so the FACT! These few (and thankfully only a few maybe 2) people that have dared to go on and say, how cruel we are all being to Stephanie, Lynn and CAROLYN are fools. I too tried to make up to them after 9/11. Lynn ignored me, Carolyn laughed at me and Stephanie wrote back and called. Only to be out in LA 2 weeks later on the Days set telling everyone I was dying of AIDS. Which is NOT ture. That's how horrible they are. Carolyn also contacted my former employer in the BIZ and said, she's working for another rag now, if you deal with her, you'll be ruined by the Daytime Brass. Huh? You cannot be nice to these people. These 3 people are EVIL! They are Evil doers and they will continue to do evil until out of power like Carolyn is! I spoke with a star from GH today and one actress from AMC! They are all jumping for joy. They wish we would leave their names out of it, but still feel it's better to OUT the mess, so that the industry can clean itself up. This is like Iacoca taking over General Motors. He had to get all the BAD rubbish out of the company and deal with the morale of the workers (US) before it could be salvaged. What a shame it's all coming out, but these 3 whores worked for decades to set themselves up in a position of power and destruction. They have finally NO power! They finally lose! This is like the fall of Saddam. It took a mighty army to go in and destroy before the people who supported and had to work for Saddam finally turned on him and then they did. That's how we feel, lets keep letting EVERYONE know what these women are really like. Maybe Lynn and Stephanie will be packing up their boxes tomorrow! If not, then Digest and Weekl readers just won't buy the rags anymore! If you like an actor/actress that is one of their favorites, don't worry. One day they won't be and these bitches will be slandering them. That's what they do!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm
No. 671 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

CJB… sorry again, no cigar.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm
No. 672 Alan Carter says:

Ms #603…I'm hardly more articulate than you, and you have new fans on this thread (me especially!)

You are TOO funny … but to put a serious note on it, I know a lot of the humor is clearly laced with pain. That Christmas scene is and was unreal…but totally in character for the three women you describe.

They used to ask me why I answered the phone…? Uh, cause it RANG? No, my assistant was always supposed to answer it. What nonsense. What stupidity. The phone rings, you answer it. They hated me for stuff like that. Truth be told, I suppose I hated them for thinking they were better than their staffs.

I could out write them, all three of them, with a blindfold on and my ass in a sling, two arms in a cast and three broken fingers … and I still think it was okay to answer the damn phone when it rang. They also hated me for giving people time off, comp time, lunch, and rewards for a job well done. You know…like in REAL companies.

It didnt help that between the three ladies (again, using the term loosely) they only worked in two places … they are a little insular, to say the least.

#603, I wish for you a speedy resolution to all this nonsense and drama and hope your next boss treats you and your fellow workers with the obvious decency, class and respect you so CLEARLY deserve!

I do applaud you for sticking it out. I took it for a little more than 2 years (ah, the call I once got asking me who made a long distance call to Azusa…I think for $1.49, and I believe my, "you have to be fricking kidding me…while Im having a meeting"…might have been the beginning of my wanting out…but there were so many inane moments, I think I need to grab a little Maalox myself as I relive them.)

Here's wishing tomorrow you at SOD and SOW get the news you long for.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm
No. 673 Vanessa Sterling says:

WRONG, #663. Laura Wright's husband is not a cop. That's Martha Byrne. Laura Wright's husband is an architect.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 674 Call em as I see em says:

Good try, Mr. 663, but Laura Wright is married to an architect and they didn't live in the city.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:49 pm
No. 675 ABC soap fan says:

Actually, I was just wondering how much of the "outing" people was true. I don't doubt any of the rest that is said about CH and from what I'm getting here, she deserves it all.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm
No. 676 Rolf says:

"645, Get your quotes straight. I didn’t say “lives are being left in shreads” (learn to spell too while you’re at it)."

It's 'learn to spell COMMA too COMMA while you're at it.'

It is amusing when the Spelling Police make grammatical errors.

Back to Carolyn.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm
No. 677 DrakesHugeEgo says:

Hey #665
PR may have beat DDH this year but usually, especially during the Reilly years, it was the John Black show and DDH dominated along with DH. Then he seemed to get obsessed with AS.
Seeming the show is more balanced now.
It would seem CH loves her some JB.
As for crazy fans, yea, the J/M base seems to have their fair share. But they're not the only ones. They just seem to get more press. Again, wonder why?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm
No. 678 Sergei Radzinsky for Mr. Alan Carter says:

Mr Alan Carter, thank you for your honesty. Your actor partner is now working on some new radio (?!? WTF?) venture with Mr. Michael Fairman. Isn't radio so 1970s? Radio, for example, doesn't offer those Jonathan Sharp photos LOL.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm
No. 679 Maxie Jones says:

My guess is SS is the one that has it bad for Drake H.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm
No. 680 Helena Cassidine says:

Post from another board:

"My former partner did some occasional freelance work for SOD a few years back. He had met Carolyn Hinsey once before but made the mistake of having drinks with her and a few others and brought up the fact that a popular soap guy was gay. Carolyn Hinsey called my partner a cum-guzzling scumbag and asked him to leave. (given that my partner was out, the name calling was just silly). The guy my ex-partner 'outed'? Tuc Watkins in 1995 or so, when EVERYONE knew he was gay and Tuc wasn't hiding anything. Carolyn was the only one who seemed to have a vested interest in believing that Tuc was straight…it would have been funny if it wasn't so pathetic."

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:59 pm
No. 681 JustWondering says:

What did the witches do to Randee Dawn to run her out of Dodge on a rail? She was a talented writer.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm
No. 682 Eden Capwell says:

Mr. Sergei, I believe it's internet radio (which is starting to explode) and not really radio per se, but I could be mistaken.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm
No. 683 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Yes she was at a Deidre event. I'm asking my sources now what year that was. I'm assuming 2002 or 2003. Btw, have you ever met Jiggs? Just curious.

My point is, again, that SS should not be bending over backwards for any fanbase. Look at that SOD thread. She was taking orders from the J&M fans on what should be in the mag. And she delivered the very next issue time after time.

She even kissed their asses in Deidre's latest full interview saying how devoted her fans are. BTW, doesn't Dee know Jiggs? I heard that Deidre publicly spanked her on her message board because Jiggs and the other J&M fans were bashing Deidre's friends to tptb and the soap mags.

So why is SS catering to these nutjobs? Did anyone forget the cover story over DOOL giving the sheets to Steve and Kayla when they were bought for J&M by their fans? Is that really cover story material? GMAFB

How about we get some new people running these mags so we can get some real stories, not "sheetgate."

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm
No. 684 Oh Brother! says:

OK, Laura Wright's husband is an ARC.. and not a COP. Look, all of these people lived on the EAST coast. That's the point. I was saying how they know her and I don't care what her hairy faced ugly husband does. If we'd stop talking about actors, you 3 fans wouldn't have to correct everyone about someone's profession. WHO THE FUCK CARES!!!!!!!!!!!! Let these INSIDERS tell their stories without all the nit picking. We are not in high school. I'd say the former employee at Digest that you are correcting is making valid points and who the fuck cares what Laura's husband does. The point? Jeez! 3 fans are on here that everytime someone makes an error, they correct them. The only corrections that you are not making is that those 3 women have run the daytime industry into the ground. Stop being so petty and caring to correct someone and READ what these women are doing to your favorite stars. That's what COUNTS! Get a life!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm
No. 685 ILoveCalliope says:

Calliope, that is a good point. Where are the real stories, the real in-depth interviews (save Tom Stacy's)? Why cover up Higley-gate when we KNOW something is going on? You'd think this mag was pressed for coverage but there are other soaps on the air besides Days.

I guess that's what happens when you let a fan-girl be the editor.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm
No. 686 Have Some My Dear! says:

Hands Oh Brother a bottle of Maalox.

Cheers, darling!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm
No. 687 ivnkplng says:

Hinsey has been pandering to Kim Zimmer's lunatic fanbase for years as well, to the detriment of GUIDING LIGHT.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm
No. 688 Former Digest Employee says:

I'm getting the impression there are PLENTY of ex-employees of SOD and SPW on this board.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm
No. 689 DrakesHugeEgo says:

Wow, I must have missed some good DAYS gossip.

The topic at hand: the implication is clear. Because of these women, apparently untalented actors could get a lot of press and thus coerce writers and producers to give them more when talented actors who are not into "kissing up to SS or CH" get ignored.

Not a surprise there. Some of the best talent has on the soaps has been ignored for years by the magazines. I always suspected something odd was going on but I guess now I know. I also stopped believing in the SOD awards, SOD weekly polls a long time ago. They seemed fixed. People complained when fans could vote for anyone. But now they seemed to be the most honest awards. I guess that's why the best really did win in the beginning. No kissing up necessary.

Makes me wonder about the how much kissing up goes on with the EMMYs.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:22 pm
No. 690 Cassie Winslow says:

Well we are not going to rehash the list of gay actors and actresses but let me put it this way. A lot of the people mentioned as gay/lesbian in this thread really are. If more than one commenter mentioned them, you can count it as more than a rumor. Don't pay attention to the comments that give you a long list of random names that noone else has mentioned but those who are specific are right on the money.

And no, the random comments on an obscure - but fun - thread on an Internet gossip site is hardly "ripping a life to shreds"

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm
No. 691 Response to Alan # 672 says:

No Alan, You are much more intelligent than I am. And take the compliment. Everyone in daytime loved you. I was at CBS once and even Mr. Bell hmself mentioned to one of his Producers, "That Alan Carter guy has class in addition to talent. He doesn't try to belittle the work of a show's writer or the actors who use their own interpretations in a role. He gets it. He's good for daytime!" Well, sorry! One of Digest's East Coast bitches happen to be visiting that week and she heard that. They hated you in the office for months over that!

Christmas was VERY depressing for us. Jeff, Tom adn Devin would call to wish us a Merry Christmas and rave about how you split all of the gifts you guys got in fours. You'd take a nice one, give them 3, then take a lesser one and give them 3 NICE gifts. That never happened in our office. I got a can of popcorn once after Carolyn took out all of her favorites. Even though she and Lynn had their own can. I didn't care at the time, I needed a raise, but it just showed they were elitists and thought they were much better than the rest of us. Actors would say on the set in January when we'd return, did you get the gift? We'd have to lie and say yes. Carolyn, Stephanie and Lynn had gotten everything. One year (2002)Lynn's husband hauled a U-Haul to the door to get her STASH!

And yes, we had to answer the phones even when they'd know it was you returning a call. We were the peons and we knew it!

One time I had a dentist appointment and needed to go. I was late for it because Carolyn sent me out to pick up lunch. Even though there were over 2 dozen people in the office willing to do it. She wanted me to know later. She told me,and I quote. "You live this job. This is your fucking life. If you have things more important, then you'll be just like those loser fish wives who buy this fucking magazine! You get it? I was shocked." Which is sad when someone makes a mistake on this board it's the VERY FANS that attack us and say, you don't know more than me. That's not the point. I never covered GL or GH, s I don't always know who someone is married to. I do KNOW that I was forced to answer Carolyn's phone so that she could tell he friend Laura on many occasions. She's one of my assistants!

I am sure Lynn will be giving us all polygraphs tomorrow. I frankly don't care. I am ready to stand up to these women, now that Josef Stalin is fired. But trust me fans. Stop hacking at us. I feel like I'm a veteran of the Iraq war with these women. They are not ladies, they are not even human. And as for the one fan who keep saying, "stop being mean about her husband's death." Sorry, it was not me and I agree with you, but I also know the person who is making fun of it, as you think or say. And when her mother died, Carolyn not only didn't go to the funeral but told her to go on with life or take a leave of absence without pay. Lynn didn't even send this woman a card or flowers to the funeral as a show. So people, you work for these terrorists and then comne back on this board with your holier than thou attitudes. We are not your enemies. They ARE! We want the soap world and these magazines to make it, but they won't until Lynn and Stephanie are long gone.

Lynn makes Richard Nixon look like Bill Gates! She is the most vindictive of all bosses!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm
No. 692 Norm De Plume says:

Can we please take the high road and lay off Stephanie's alleged condition?

Unless you're having sex with her, it doesn't really affect you.

Whether she affects you professionally is a totally different story.

The bottom line is that neither she nor Carolyn (and Carolyn was far, far worse) could have hurt people the way they did unless Lynn looked the other way.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm
No. 693 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

IA with Ilovecalliope. Why isn't anyone reporting the Higley stuff? No one has answered my initial question on whether Drake Hogestyn was really fired even though he did not miss a single paycheck. Plus he took acting classes to act like the New John.

Yes, SOD is too DOOL centered. There are other soaps that don't get any coverage. Why didn't Passions get the cover for the last week on the air? I don't watch that show, but you'd think that would be a no-brainer.

IDK, it just seems like real stories don't get covered like some of the silly crap does because of the obvious favoritism towards some fanbases. Just tell us what's going on without favoritism towards writers' favorites and favored fanbases. Did SOD really need to publish 3 pro Daniel/Chelsea letters last week? I have never seen 3 letters from one tiny fanbase published like that before. I believe SOW published two pro Daniel/Chelsa letters also.

So anyway, as a fan of soaps, what can we do to help fix the mags?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:29 pm
No. 694 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Yikes to #691, sorry to hear about them stealing gifts. That is so low!

Seriously, as fans what can we do with to "fire" these hacks?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm
No. 695 Eden Capwell says:

"…loser fish wives who buy this fucking magazine!"

Oh yeah, that makes me want to run right out and by a copy of SOD or SOW.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm
No. 696 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Ok, my sources tell me that Jiggs was at Deidre's event in February 2003. She said so herself at the SC in a post.

Sorry about the off-topic stuff. I just don't get why SS kisses this woman's ass when Deidre condemns Jiggs' behavior.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:39 pm
No. 697 Monica Quartermaine says:

Did someone earlier on say 700 by Monday?

I'm trying to figure out what awful thing Laura Wright did to Response to Alan to be reported as a snitch.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm
No. 698 Sergei Radzinsky for Mr. Alan Carter says:

#682 Eden Capwell, I don't think Alan Carter's former actor partner's new radio venture with Michael Fairman is INTERNET radio.

They are asking traditional over-the-air radio programmers to buy their show here:

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm
No. 699 Eden Capwell says:

Thanks for clearing that up Sergei.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm
No. 700 Natalie Buchanan says:

Gee whiz, no wonder soap fans are trreated like poo- some people on here are fighting about people no one knows about. Who cares? Carolyn and her dogs have finally been exposed! That's something to rejoice about!

Alan Carter's on here- that's just so cool and some current staffers, too. I can't wait until some of them post about tomorrow in the office. This is good stuff!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:51 pm
No. 701 Alan Carter says:

Ms. 603, thanks again for your honesty and bravery.
I adored Bill Bell…I couldnt even attend his funeral I was so broken up about him dying. For him to call me class? Wow. He was one of the best men I knew in this business. He was always so nice, so fair, so smart. He always had time for Digest. When I was leaving he called me to offer me good luck in whatever I was doing and always to call him. Such a good man.
When I mention the cesspool of daytime, of course, I dont include the hard working people like 603 or the generous bosses like Bill. Daytime changed so much when he left Y&R and I dont just mean the writing talent.
That reminds me of the time I was actually asked "why did people like me so much…why did so many people on the East coast offer to come West to work for me?"
Uh, isnt that a good thing? People like me? lol
I think anyone can ask the guys who worked with and for me….I jokingly fired them every six minutes, but working together was a BLAST. And writing about soaps should be fun. Not a drama.
If by some miracle Lynn and Stephanie survive this, and I sure as hell hope they dont, I DO hope (but, remember, Im an optimist) they will take a lot from these threads…of course the Easter Bunny is more likely to show up pulling a sled with Santa Claus and a unicorn in the back…and maybe even a week on GH — aka Sopranos-lite — without a shooting…I know…fantasy world! A kiss between the two men on ATWT thats more passionate than the goodbye kiss I give to my Aunt Erma? Maybe, possibly! A return of the Soap Digest Awards where…Im about to faint…the people who are nominated deserve to be nominated and not cause they put out?! Tune in tomorrow! As they used to say…

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm
No. 702 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

If you go to (OLTL message board) someone had done a mock up of the cover of SOW showing Miss Carolyn getting her ass fired. It has to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It is under the thread New Soap Opera Weakly Cover. You will love it! It is a major shame we could not see that on our local news stands.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm
No. 703 destructioncomplete says:

Okay people. It's quite obvious that there's nothing more to say about these three women. Okay, there probably is — but no one is saying anything new. I have posted several times under a different name, but now it is time to face the facts. No one despised Carolyn and Lynn more than me. While I liked Stephanie during my tenure, it's quite clear that many of you did not. But this thread is no longer fun. It's quite clear that Carolyn's journalistic life is over — many years too late — and if Lynn and Stephanie are still employed by week's end, they may as well be wearing Scarlet letters for the rest of their lives. Revenge can be sweet, and the last four days have been a complete and utter chocolate delight. We all served our purpose. We were treated like dirt under their feet most of the time during our time at SOD and SOW. And while no one should be treated the way we were treated, I do believe that it's time to get back to our lives — especially if this thread takes unnecessary cheap shots at actors' sexual preferences, actors' sexual diseases (and those who loved them), actors' demeanors and even the fact that fans are involved who didn't even know these women. I know someone is going to say SHUT THE F UP like one did to Wise Sage, but I am so unlike Wise Sage, who wanted us to lighten up, grow up and start acting like adults. Hey, I didn't comment then, but do Carolyn and Lynn act like adults? More like two high school girls who wanted to have the schoolyard all to themselves and run everyone out of town. See how easy it is? I want to stop, but I can't. However, I will. And you should to. Based on today's postings, there really is nothing more to say and do but wait and see what four days of the most horrific employment stories I've ever read will result in. Find solace in the fact that Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie are as hooked on this thread as we are and have had the worst weekend of their lives…with only more to come. We — their peons, their animals in a cage, their prey — have all prevailed. We survived their wrath. It wasn't fun while we were being held helplessly captive, but I trust that all, if not most of us got out alive and found better employment elsewhere (even if those three women made us believe that our talents were a waste and we were completely unemployable). So, let's get on with our lives and enjoy the fact that we came to our own defense — years too late — and have figuratively put these women behind jail for the rest of their lives. Trust me when I say that this thread has reached further than even I could have imagined. But enough. Our lives and our careers were hanging on a thread when we were innocently hired to come work for Digest or Weekly, not knowing the dreadful consequences, but WE ARE FREE! Maybe not free of the memories, but free of knowing why Carolyn Hinsey is still employed after treating people like crap for years. REJOICE! Enjoy your Sunday night. Turn off your computers. Go out to dinner. Have a drink or two! And wait patiently for the NEXT thread, because, personally, this one has run its course and is merely hanging by one. Love to the persecuted, as I was one. Sorry for what you endured. Find strength in what's left behind!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm
No. 704 # 694, You Can Do This! says:

The best thing you can do is STOP buying these rag magazines until Lynn and Stephanie are axed. Even if thayt means we are axed too. Daytime is struggling in the ratings and the soap magazines should be making the fans WANT to see the shows. They shouldn't be a magazine for 10 stars who are stupid enough to suck up to these whores. Cameron Mathison has money and is wealthy aside from being an actor, so I never figured out what is agenda kissing Carolyn's ass was. He lost out a lot of mainstream press when he was doing Dancing With The Stars because he was giving quotes to his friend Carolyn all of the time. Wasn't the purpose of being on that show to get him outside of daytime? Did you notice Kelly Monaco who actually WON the year she was on didn't get any press much from Carolyn aside from the occasional swipe? Well, she hates any woman who is pretty and talented and loved by the fans. Kelly doesn't know this, but Carolyn tried to leak Kelly's nude pics to the Star and Globe magazines when she was just on Port Charles and becoming popular. Then she would rail against the tabloids if they wrote something about one of her icons or suck ups. The reason she was so into Tuc was that he is handsome and flirted with her. He didn't mean to lead her on. A man cannot be nice to these prostitutes. Lynn thinks she's Lucci, Stephanie Herpes (Sorry, people, that's how vicious she is and would be to you) was always trying to be Kristian Alfonso or Anna Stuart and Carolyn was always in love with the newest hunk on the show. She was drunk one night at a party and told Thorston's wife, "You know, I am his wife too!" Yes, his wife laughed it off, because at the same time she was trying to get back on OLTL and was needing and using her friend Carolyn's help to do it! But to the wonderful fan who wants to help? STOP buying the rag. Go to the masthead get the name of the publishers and write letter to them and tell them that you will NOT buy it anymore until they clean house and get rid of the last 2 of these pandering whoremongers.
And yes, they didn't so much steal gifts as they just took everything for themselves. The 3 of them never did file all of those gifts on their taxes. I know a former employee of theirs who works for the IRS and is starting an investigation of it. These women need to go down!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm
No. 705 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Alan-you have to admit the kisses are getting more passionate between Luke and Noah. These two guys have chemistry to spare, and are damn hot. I do not understand what ATWT is thinking not to feature them at least 3 days a week.
Oh well:( They are the only reason I started watching ATWT, and will continue to do so as long as they a represented in a fair and honest manner. I have a feeling the are going to be getting more airtime in the near future, but that's just my opinion:)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm
No. 706 Payback says:

Oh, so Stephanie, Carolyn and Lynn are reading this thread? Good.

As someone said upthread, you reap what you sow. And if you don't like what has cropped up (pardon the pun), you only have yourselves to thank. You have mistreated good employees, trashed actors and stomped on any other members of the media that dared to get in your way. You three women have all but destroyed daytime journalism.

I hope you are upset. Very upset.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm
No. 707 Alan Carter says:

#703, you make many good points. I'm about to go out to lunch myself…with non soap-knowing friends.
But Destruction Complete? That's like Bush saying Mission Accomplished. I dont think for a lot of people they will think Destruction will be Complete until all three heads of the hydra are cut off.
Please allow those with sharpened knives to carry on the works of those who want to see it happen…and like I said before, ALL this venom means one thing…there is a passion for these shows and these magazines that people have not been able to express FOR YEARS. Give them a weekend to let it out.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:04 pm
No. 708 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Lynn and Stephanie are FURIOUS about this thread. Carolyn is too beside herself to read it.

As for the people who keep telling us to stop posting (Wise Ass, etc…), then get of the damn board and do something else. I have had years of other people telling me (and others)what to do, those days are over!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm
No. 709 destructioncomplete says:

Alan. I know it's ONLY YOUR OPINION…and I agree! I can't argue. I was like a pig in you know what when I found out the news on Thursday. It's been said before, but the song DING! DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD! was never more appropriate. As much as I hated Lynn, I really only truly wanted Carolyn to take a fall. I hardly dealt with Lynn because like another poster said, she hardly came out of her office and had Carolyn do all her dirty work (which I guess I knew, but what can you do when a monster-sized woman is in your office with her fingers in your face, screaming at you, ripping you a new one? I was never the type to run to Mommy!) So, I guess for some, destruction is NOT complete until LL and SS hit the unemployment line. Let's wait and see. Enjoy dinner, Mr. Carter!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:10 pm
No. 710 KSJSJS says:

CH told me that Natalia L from GH has been whoring around and has been with over 10 guys since 2006

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:10 pm
No. 711 destructioncomplete says:

And I knew that LL and SS were reading it, but I thought they'd be more teary-eyed at what they've done to their lives than to be FURIOUS, as #708 states. Well, no matter what they're feeling — especially that two-faced Lynn Leahey — they only have themselves to thank!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:13 pm
No. 712 AExsoapfan says:


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm
No. 713 Brooke Logan Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester says:

10 guys in two years in whoring around ?
Gee. What does that make me then ?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm
No. 714 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Why the hell did she let go of Tyler (Christopher) Baker? He is as hot as a firecracker. As if she would leave Nik, for Sonny. Give me a break. I am so glad she is off GH. Amber T. Rules.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm
No. 715 #703 is ready to move on, but I personally know more is to come MONDAY! says:

It's great that # 703 is fine and ready to move on. Not me. I still have stories to tell and I know many others do to. So #703 thank you for your honesty and support. But you are a much better person than I am! This thread is just beginnig! But you are right, enough with who is gay or not. Carolyn Hinsey deserved to get fired and tomorrow hopefully the last 2 will go! This is even big news in Europe now, guys! Jossip is being linked all across the planet! Carolyn, your weekend is about to get worse. The NIGHT is not here or over yet, BABE! As your pal, Michelle often said. Don't you find it funny that she is not calling you? She was at Moonshadows last night laughing her ass off with Peter and Mariellen Bergman. They all know you are a joke. Don't forget, Peter knew you from his days on AMC as Cliff Warner! Everyone is laughing at you, Carolyn! Everyone! Even your own family! You are officially the laughing stock of the industry. The industry that was YOUR LIFE. You pathetic vermin. That was sad, you had no life, guess that means without your gig, you have no life! I heard you called Lynn begging to keep your "It's only my opinion" column, so that you could save face! Lynn hung up on you. She blamed you for putting her in this mess. That's how sick you drowning rats are!!! You will eat each other the way you ate everyone of your peons for years! By the way, I am one of the ACTORS that you slandered for a few months! You are now wondering which one? You slammed so many of us, honey. You keep guessing! I am dancing on your grave! You fat hunk of lard. You never remembered, we are the actors, the fans love us, no matter how many photos of yourself you put in the magazines, look at how people are laughing at you! Ha! Ha! Ha! A hint for you! I was invited to the celebration last night!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm
No. 716 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

This thread has taught me one valuable lesson never screw with soap press, fans, and friends. The 3 idiots should have learned that years ago.

As for them telling people other people are HIV+, how ignorant. They need to worry about looking for new jobs.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:18 pm
No. 717 destructioncomplete says:

Now that's what I'm talking about #715. You want to give me great stuff like that, then bring it on. You still have stories to tell? Well then, let's get going. I don't care about anything but those kind of stories on this thread…and half of them were off-topic and a waste of my time. I've waited a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY LONG time for Carolyn's destruction, and while I knew I was not alone, it's both a joy and utter sadness to hear fellow colleagues tell their tales of SID/SOW woe. The joy you can understand. The utter sadness lies in the fact that these women were able to pull out treating people in this world the way that they did for TWO DECADES and get away with it… UNTIL NOW!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:21 pm
No. 718 Simply Barbaraf says:

For #638 — I don't think any of the actors being discussed for the deals they cut with SOD or the way they traded gossip on their co-stars to CH is such a terrible thing at all. Their hands are dirty and they should be called on the carpet for it. Give me a break, they've been coddled and protected long enough.
As for outing them, they shouldn't be so ashamed of their sexuality and if they are that's their problem. All of this "it's none of anyone's business who they sleep with' is garbage. If that's the case then have all the straight ones stop wearing wedding bands or display photos of them and their spouses on vacation in the mag or even talking about what traits they look for 'in the opposite sex'. If it's no one's business then take it off the table completely — at which point you'll see how stupid that is and realize it actually does leave out a pretty large and important part of someone's life so don't claim to be doing a profile on them and not include something as important as if they hope to find the man or woman of their dreams some day.
And finally, as for questioning the reliability of many of the posters because they made spelling mistakes while quickly typing away feverishly on this thread…did you notice that you wrote "miss spelled" instead of misspelled? See, even sincere geniuses like yourself can make a mistake from time to time — doesn't mean you're a liar, right? You pompous dumb ass.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:22 pm
No. 719 Thne Real Fans of Soaps says:

"She blamed you for putting her in this mess". Miss Lynn better think about how she put herself in this mess. Time to take some responsibility girl, before you leave you job.

I wish the actors and actresses would post some more comments. I bet they have some STORIES to tell.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm
No. 720 Marian "Liza, Darling" Colby says:

703, Carolyn didn't join Digest till AFTER PB was playing Jack on Y&R.

Are you sure he knows her back to the AMC days?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:26 pm
No. 721 KSJSJS says:

Real fan of soaps

Natalia dumped Tyler after he asked her to marry him

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm
No. 722 Shutter Bug At Digest! says:

I used to work in the photo dept. at Digest and I can attest to previous posters of how these women behaved like teenage girls around actors. It was sickening! But the most shocking thing I saw, was once an employee was pregnant, she was a bit older, so she was having a hard time with the pregnancy. She was afraid to take off too early, even though he doctors wanted her on bedrest. She was always threatened with, "there are people out there that want your job and will work for free to get in here!" So the lady was complaining that she was going to have to be on bed rest soon. Carolyn said and this is accurate, because I heard it with my very own ears. "You'd better learn to swallow. That hunk you have will be offered pussy around every corner." We were in between giggling and shock. Giggling because we were waiting for the punchliine to be compassionate, and shocked because she knew this woman's husband and it was always said that she wanted to sleep with him. Needless to say, the woman left, I left, everyone eventually leaves! Nasty piece of work that Carolyn is. Oh, and for you people who feel bad that Lynn is reading this THREAD? When the woman later told Lynn, Lynn replied, "Oh my. Well, you know how she is. Just don't let that bother you." Yeah, I heard it myself. Too bad we didn't stand up sooner and sue the company and make this public. But since we didn't, thank you JOSSIP DOT COM for giving us this space. We are in your corner! We expect the company to threaten and bully you tomorrow, they will be getting yelled at by the studios and soaps themselves. But remember ONE thing. These people won't sue. They threaten people, they are bullies, because if they sue, all of us will gladly testify and even more is coming out! I know a previous poster from last night that threatened MORE shocking news will be forthecoming. She's RIGHT! Much more! So you go to bed # 703… we are fine here and have taken enough orders from people. We are all grown up now and payback is at Hand! Hear that Carolyn, Lynn and Herpes Brain!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm
No. 723 Simply Barbara says:

Oops! See, I even made a spelling error in my own name in the above post, IT HAPPENS! :)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm
No. 724 ohdee says:

As a SOD reader, I'm shocked. I thought Carolyn just wrote a column - didn't know she had any "power" in SOD or the Soap Opera Industry.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm
No. 725 Ex Digest Employee # 314 says:

I remember also getting the 'don't let it bother you' line from Lynn about Carolyn.

That's not being a leader. That's not being a manager.

That's letting a BULLY run wild.

Hey, Lynn, upset by all these posts?

"Don't let them bother you."

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm
No. 726 And the Winner Is... says:

This is more embarrassing than the time one of the soaps was caught buying a few hundred (thousand? hundreds of thousands?) copies of SOD to win the Digest awards.

I heard one show was FURIOUS; an exec/owner called up Lynn and said, "Fix this or WE'RE NOT COMING."

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm
No. 727 Thne Real Fans of Soaps says:

Bravo #722 Shutter Bug. You rock! No time for sleep tonight.

Let it be known if anyone is threatened at work tomorrow we will double our outstanding efforts to have these ladies called on the carpet. No one should be threated at their jobs!

We need to know who owns SOD/SOW to get them this thread. They need to know what the hell is going on in that office, to the incredible employees (with the exception of two "ladies") they have working there.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:37 pm
No. 728 JeffreyMixed says:

Jeff here, former assistant at the West Coast SOD offices who used to work for Alan Carter.

For the record, Alan and I never slept with each other. If Carolyn and Stephanie were, indeed, responsible for spreading that lie (which would also provide some added color as to why I was laid off shortly after Alan quit)then I truly feel sorry for them.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:38 pm
No. 729 Nancy says:

Source Interlink owns SOD and SOW.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm
No. 730 # 726 is right! says:

Yes, Lynn was very close to Wendy Riche and told her to buy the extra copies. Lynn was just jumping for joy, knowing that Wendy would do so and Lynn would get her BIG QUARTERLY SALES BONUS! Well, Ken Corday put his foot down. Lynn did NOT enjoy the show that year, but she still spent her bonus! Oh Lynn, that's right what #725 says. "Honey, don't let this all bother you."
Or as Carolyn said to me many times, three times in your presence. "You are DEAD TO ME!"

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm
No. 731 Leyla Drake says:

NAZA won't leave till she's ready.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm
No. 732 destructioncomplete says:

Well, I certainly wasn't giving any orders that we should stop and desist. I was merely saying that there was a lot of fodder and no new insight into this evil triumvirate. So, Shutter Bug at Digest, please forgive me if it seemed as if I were ordering. Trust me, no one was ordered by Hinsey more than me back in the day! And if people like you have new stories to tell, bring them on! I am all ears and eyes. In fact, I have a new story, but my Chinese food just arrived. Later!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:45 pm
No. 733 Augusta Lockridge says:

Nancy, you mean this Source Interlink?

Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
Human Resources Department
27500 Riverview Center Blvd.
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

or is there another one?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm
No. 734 HI JEFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

Long time no hear! We loved you. You are or were so cute!!! So nice. Gay or straight, we don't care, all of us ladies in the east coast office wanted to sleep with you! OK on the note of your post. Yes, Carolyn and Stephanie told everyone that you were sleeping with Alan and that you had no talent. Further, Stephanie said that she was out there once and was in the Valley, you know Burbank. And that she saw a billboard and that you are now a porn star in Chatsworth. Stephanie said you told her that. Now, we don't care, but if it's true tell us where we can see that incredible hunky body on video. We want to see you. If it is not true, it would not be surprising. Carolyn and Stephanie are nothing but liars. Once when my coworker quit, Carolyn told all of us, she was let go because she was HIV +. When we told her, Carolyn said that I told the woman and like she has told dozens of people, I was dead to her. We celebrated her demise on Thursday! She is very upset, but yes, she's still reading this THREAD. In her sicko brain, she thinks she's famous! Fame! She's INFAMOUS! Great hearing from you, Jeff. And don't worry, we didn't believe that lie. You and Alan were too professional. But I'll sleep with you! : )

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 735 Nancy says:

Augusta Lockridge,

That's the one.

Here's there main phone number: 239-949-4450

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm
No. 736 Nancy says:

Oops….for the spelling police, I meant "their"

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:53 pm
No. 737 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Tine to send this thread to

It should give them something to read tomorrow morning. I am sick thinking more employees will be bullied tomorrow over the content of this board. If anything, employee should be recieving bonuses and apoligies.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:53 pm
No. 738 Nancy says:

Here's their PR person's info:

PR Contact
Dean Heine

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm
No. 739 Real Fan says:

Simply Barbara f or not, thank you for your input. My feelings have not changed.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 5:59 pm
No. 740 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Carolyn should be mortified, not feel famous as a result of these posts. Looks like our job is not over yet.

Stephanie and Lynn need get their wings clipped next.

All aboard, we have only just begun.

Start e-mailing and make your soap voice heard loud and clear. Send copies of the thread.

You are doing this for all the people who have not had voices over the years at SOD/SOW.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm
No. 741 JeffreyMixed says:

To post #734 (HI JEFF!!!!!!!!)

OMG - If that LIE was literally said out of Stephanie Sloane's mouth then I am almost to the point of being speechless. I have NEVER done porn (LOL at the thought!!) and why the Fuck would I have told SS if I had?? That would make NO damn sense LOL!

This just gets better and better. You ladies were very sweet and glad I had made a nice impression (with some anyways). Daytime soaps used to be my life. When SOD let me go, my passion for them died with it. No regrets though and I should almost thank SS/Lynn for giving me the boot. My life is a good one now and the jobs I were offered post-SOD were more gratifying then I could have imagined.

I have to note though that working with Alan, Will, Devin and Tom were some of the best times of my life. We truly were a "family" in a sense. Alan fostered a great, collaborative environment where we all worked as a team.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm
No. 742 Monica Quartermaine says:

Okay, I sent the link with the subject line: Jossip: no more suffering in silence.

I'm not in the industry and they can't do a damn thing to me.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:10 pm
No. 743 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Me too, I guess us fans are more than "stupid housewives". We actually know how to use computers.

Everyone should do the same.

I have had miserable employers and have witnessed a few of them get their just desserts. I would like to see these employees treated failry. They have given me such enjoyment for years with their contributions to SOW/SOD (except for that damn It's My Opinion Crap).

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:17 pm
No. 744 Fan Of Jeff's! says:

Jeff, Well, we don't judge, so no worries. We figured she was lying. I remembered telling a lady next to me. If that BITCH Stephanie had seen a billboard with a former Digest staffer on it, she would have taken a photo of it. Then I realized and said quickly. Stephanie, Lynn and CAROLYN never even speak to people once they leave. So why would Stephanie and Jeff be talking!? Never made sense. AS Judge Judy says, "If it doesn't make sense, it isn't so!"
On a SIDE NOTE!!!! Former employees… Dr. Phil's producers are reading this board and are interested in doing a show on the dysfunction in the DIGEST/Weekly workplace. I am sure the corporation won't let that happen, but we'll see. They don't own Paramount. After Lynn and Steffie are done, this rag won't be able to own anything! A friend of mine who is close to that bitch Lynn says, she's prepared to go in tomorrow and take a paycut to stay! So please people, keep emailing the above links. Please let Source Interlink know what is going on and get rid of these 2 evil doers!
Great hearing from you Jeff! By the way, to those of you outside of the BIZ, this guy is a REAL HUNK. He could make us all forget about every hunk on daytime! Jeff, you were so sweet and glad to see you still are! If you see Stephanie out in the Valley, give her a kick in her diseased ASS!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm
No. 745 U Reap What U Sow says:

If SS/LL have any dignity left, they should resign pronto. But since their egos exceed their intelligence and talent, they won't leave until they're forcibly removed by HR. Pathetic creatures!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:19 pm
No. 746 SometimesSoapFan says:

so what I'm hearing is no one has OLTL gossip as to why that cow hated Dan Gauthier, turned on Michael Easton, seems to love John Paul LaVoisier or Melissa Archer?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:23 pm
No. 747 Any Days Of Our Lives Fans Out There???? says:

Does anyone care to hear what Carolyn and Stephanie did to a fan favorite of many years ago??? On DAYS?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:24 pm
No. 748 DrakesHugeEgo says:

#747 Do tell us. I think many would like to know.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm
No. 749 Observer says:

Who runs SID because their obsession with certain actors seems to run just as deep as SOD/SOW.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm
No. 750 Nancy says:

BTW, here's the guy in charge of the Source Interlink division that oversees SOD/SOW:

Steven Parr
President, Source Interlink Media

I don't know his email address, but based on the PR person's addy (first initial + last name), it's probably

No guarantee that's the right email for him, though.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm
No. 751 No need to put SID in, They are not biased, They are Just silly! says:

SID loves certain stars, but it's a German owned publication just in the American market for financial reasons. They actually DO NOT sleep around and curry favor with stars. So please, LETS STICK to DIGEST and WEEKLY. I can verify these two are vile and underhanded. SID is run by a very professional team of journalists. Oh, I guess that means Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie are hacks? That's RIGHT!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm
No. 752 Augusta Lockridge says:


Would we find out if that's the right email by using it and seeing if the email bounced back to us or not?


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm
No. 753 Nancy says:

SID is published by Bauer Publishing.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:38 pm
No. 754 Nancy says:

Yes, if it doesn't bounce back, that has to be the right one.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:44 pm
No. 755 How Soap Opera Digest's Carolyn Hinsey Destroyed The Career Of A Daytime Star! says:

The Days Scoop. Do you remember when Jeff Griggs was on DAYS? I think he played Jude? Don't yell and say I am wrong like you did my friend who got Laura Wright's UNIMPORTANT husband's career wrong. Please. I am not a fan of Days, I never covered that show, I just answered the phones as a peon of Carolyn the Cow. Anyhow, Jeff Griggs came on and Stephanie didn't like him at first. Then when she went out to LA to do a set visit. She did one every week it seems. We all celebrated when the bitch left and always got depressed when she'd call and say, "I landed safely!" Back to the point. Jeff was told by Kristian that Stephanie didn't like him. He was shocked. He had not even met her nor vice versa. Kristian liked to have Bo and Hope break up and shook up a little. It made you fans watch and root for Bo and Hope to get back together again. So she really wanted Hope to fall for Jude. Anyhow, he decided to charm Stephanie's pants off. Oops. Well, literally. He took her out to dancing and dinner and then slept with her. She became a fan of Jude's from that moment on. She came back to the office and I remember thinking, have you no decency? You are suppose to be a journalist lady! As Alan says, lady is stretching it. Well, Carolyn the Cow got so furious that Steffie got laid and she didn't get him first. All of a sudden, Carolyn planned a west coast trip out of nowhere to check on the west coast office. She had to get to the bottom of making sure they were working. They were. She went on the set of DAYS FIRST! Even though she loved going over to see her pal Michelle Stafford at Y&R. So she took Jeff Griggs out. He didn't bite the bait. Or her! So she came back, she had a friend in the PI business out in LA and she ragged on Jeff Griggs so much, the guy found out that Jeff Griggs had (sitting down ladies?) done GAY PORN before he joined DAYS. Carolyn picked up the phone and demanded to speak with Ken Corday. Ken ignored her calls. She then called Paulette Cohn the publicist for Days. Paulette was livid that a member of the soap press would not only find this out but then demand a statement. So Carolyn backed off. She used it to her advantage, she only wanted to in her sicko brain get even with Stephanie for beating her to Jeff Grigg's (PENIS) first. So she picked up the phone, called GLOBE TABLOID and gave them the information and names of the movies. She watched the films in the office for hours and made Steffie livid. Stephanie had no clue. To make a long story short, Globe wrote the story, Jeff got the SHAFT, AGAIN! And for about 2 years Carolyn could look in Stephanie's face when angry and remind her that she has fallen for a gay porn star. Carolyn didn't care that she destroyed the career of a soap star that was trying to change his life and do mainstream work. These are the games the idiots at the office play-even today. Lynn among them. Don't be fooled. She knew all of this and it was she who calmed Paulette down and denied right to Paulette's face (on the phone) that Carolyn had not leaked that to the tabloids. Then she called Carolyn in her corner office. They laughed like teenage girls. Carolyn came out of the office with the tapes in hand and proceeded to show us the scene they thought was so funny. Jeff on skates as a waiter asks one of the patrons, "So what do you want on your weaner?" Then has his well, endowment in a hot dog bun. Then the sex proceeds. I had never seen a gay porn film before and I thought, what handsome guys, but why are we celebrating in the office the downfall of a soap star. Why are we destroying soap stars and then soaps? Aren't we next? When I brought it up to Lynn. She agreed. Two hours later, Carolyn called me into her lair and warned me to mind my business, make sure I stop making grammatical errors in my writing (which I still do) and to keep my fucking big mouth shut or she'd shut it for me, FOR GOOD! Her words exactly!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:48 pm

It's time to contact SourceInterlink about what you know…don't just post it here. Send it to where it will MATTER and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

TPTB need to hear all the TRUE information about what has gone on there for the past decade+.

Everyone needs to email them and offer them clear, calm, un-embellished FACTS AND ACCOUNTS of what they know and what they have experienced. There is NO need to embellish - THE TRUTH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

Now, finally, is everyone's chance for THE TRUTH to be told. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you FREE.

AND PLEASE–NO fans. We don't want serious, sincere efforts by employees and industry professionals, who have been wrong, abused, mistreated and victimized for years, to be jeopardized or discounted. This is, FINALLY, their chance to be heard, without fear or retribution.

SEND YOUR EMAILS TO (create new, anonymous email addresses for this, if you're still understandably concerned about retribution/retaliation):

Steve Aster (VP OF BOTH MAGS):


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:57 pm
No. 757 speckles says:

Re: #744

Dr Phil Show?

What's that episode going to be called? Abusive bosses and why smart people stay with them?

Part of a one hour show (heck even if the whole hour was devoted to you) will never convey how dire your situation was and may still be if the rest of the house doesn't get cleaned.

Please, please, please don't consider this.

You guys just got rid of one whore (and maybe a couple more shortly), don't be getting messed up with another one.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm
No. 758 To Answer #750 and #752 says:

Check out #756 for proper email format.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm
No. 759 Heather Webber says:

I'm not sure Dr. Phil wants to open itself up to a show like that.

From what I hear, some of the staffers of Dr. P may want to come on as guests!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:05 pm
No. 760 speckles says:

exactly, Heather.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:07 pm
No. 761 U Reap What U Sow says:

If the Steve Aster mentioned above is the same Steve Aster who worked for Primedia at one time, he's nice but not all that helpful (in my personal experience). I left Weekly/Digest a few years ago and met with him at that time to give him an earful of my work experience - he responded with a lot of "uh huh's" but didn't seem all that concerned. Perhaps the masses getting in touch with him will make more of an impact (I pray!).

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm
No. 762 But You Fans Can Make A Difference Too! says:

Where I agree with # 756 that only employees should tell their TRUE stories to these people. That is correct. And the truth is all we need to tell, that's horrible enough. However, I disagree. FANS - Readers who are mortified by this, they need to write as well and say that unless Lynn Leahey and Stephanie Sloane are fired that they will NO LONGER purchase these two publications SOW and SOD! Please! Everyone write and do not worry, no one is interested in Dr. Phil. I'm more interested in the story Page SIX with the NY Post is working on for Wednesday! These people have abused everyone, including you fans/readers. Now you see why your soaps have been destroyed. It's these 3 WOMEN! Leave the posts and comments to these 3 PERIOD! There's another trash in thier lives to keep us busy. Don't worry about who is or isn't gay. That's what these 3 have done to destroy people in the industry. I can VERIFY # 755's CLAIMS! AND then some!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:13 pm
No. 763 Peyton Flanders says:

After just leaving an office like the one described AT SOW and SOD-

Its a shame that in such a short lifetime- (What do we get- 70-75 good years if we are lucky?) that human nature can be so vicious and backstabbing. Such a waste of energy and time.

And that journalists(even of a soap mag) could go against so many principles of that field to satisfy their own infantile/high school insecurities and immaturity.

These woman have personality disorders of various degrees and how they have lasted in their positions- in particular Carolyn and Lynn- is beyond my comprehension.

And shame on the corporations who allowed this to happen.

And I am sorry for all of these employees who were treated beneath contempt- Corporate cultures in America are some of the most "high school" places on earth.

Hinsey should be ashamed of herself as should LL. LL should give her resignation and leave with some dignity.

What goes around comes around-


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:16 pm
No. 764 speckles says:


'AND PLEASE–NO fans. We don’t want serious, sincere efforts by employees and industry professionals, who have been wrong, abused, mistreated and victimized for years, to be jeopardized or discounted. This is, FINALLY, their chance to be heard, without fear or retribution.'

Fair enough.

But, should it come down to someone not caring because they think the fans didn't know what was going on, don't hesitate to ask us to help.

We may not have known the horrible conditions you all were working under, but we certainly recognized magazines and award shows becoming very one-sided and not longer of interest and we showed it by spending our money elsewhere.

Many feel that the soap opera genre is dying. While that may be correct, there are still plenty of us out here who are trying our best to keep it alive, applying viewer CPR if you will.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:18 pm
No. 765 Nancy says:

Steven Parr is Steve Astor's boss, so if you email Astor, you should email Parr, too.

Based on other Source Interlink emails, Parr's email could be lots of things…,,

I'd try all of 'em.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:18 pm
No. 766 U Reap What U Sow says:

IMPORTANT - Re: the spelling of Steve Aster's last name … it's "Aster" with an "er" NOT an "or"

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:23 pm
No. 767 CraneCop says:

Does anyone know why CH hates Passions? Does she hate any actors? If so, who?

Same goes for Days!

Thanks in advance!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:28 pm
No. 768 Speckles is RIGHT! says:

Yes, I think that post came off a way the author didn't intend it. What the author meant to say was no one needs to make anything up and say they were an employee. There are plenty of employee stories. But YES!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!fans write and email, call too. We can together make a difference. I'll be honest, some of the soaps won't make it, but some will and they will ONLY when we have the professional press doing their job. NOT sleeping with and destroying stars and making 20 columns in a weekly publication for Carolyn and her 10 favorite stars and fuck everyone else. Yes, please call, write, email and complain and if anyone give you rudeness or guff? The best way to make your point, FANS is to NOT buy the damn rags. Weekly and Digest. That will make them pay attention. Trust me. Fans have ALL of the power. We employees have complained for years and I am sure I'll be fired tomorrow. Lynn and Stephanie will be releentless. They are NOT nice people and they are evil and the only way we can win this is if YOU FANS fight with us and make sure to stand up against this. The corporation pays attention to the BOTTOM LINE! Not us! Thank you for caring!!! About us as well as your soaps. I have been touched beyond words by 99% of the fans on this thread! Thank you! Thank you! To the FANS and JOSSIP! You guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:32 pm
No. 769 U Reap What U Sow says:

CH hates everyone … she's despicable.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:32 pm
No. 770 Nancy says:

Here's the list of key execs at Source Interlink, but I don't know any of their emails, although it's probably in the same format as the others:

Mr. James R. Gillis , 55
Co-Chief Exec. Officer, Director and Chief Exec. Officer of Source Interlink Distribution

Mr. Alan Tuchman , 49
Co-Chief Exec. Officer and Exec. VP

Mr. S. Leslie Flegel , 71
Founder and Consultant

Mr. Marc Fierman , 47
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Exec. VP

Mr. Steven R. Parr , 49
Exec. VP and Pres of Enthusiast Media Division

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:38 pm
No. 771 Nancy says:

BTW, Parr being president of Enthusiast Media Division means he's top dog there, over Steve Aster. But both of them are probably good to contact.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm
No. 772 Monica Quartermaine says:


No fans, huh? First let me ask HOW you are going to guarantee "no retribution"???

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:50 pm
No. 773 Vocal John-Marlena fan says:

sorry, post #696, Jiggs was not at Deidre's event in 2003. Your source was mistaken.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm
No. 774 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

I just e-mailed Perez Hilton about this story. I asked him to check out our thread. A little more press could never hurt the cause to stop these employees from being bullied. I suggest everyone do the same.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm
No. 775 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

If there is retribution that is covered under the "Whistle Blowers Act", and you could have one hell of a lawsuit.

Especailly with the testimony of some former employees.

You all could end up owning SOW/SOD!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm
No. 776 Truth About Tom says:

So it seems that SS used her powers for good in regards to her "boyfriend" Tom Eplin. But, we all know he used her too, right? He as much told me so many years ago. Were it not for her keeping all the bad things about him out of the magazines then everyone would know the truth about his love of fans, the younger the better (and I do mean YOUNG) as well as the real reason he left ATWT (sniff, sniff).

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm
No. 777 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

I don't remember the character of Jude on DOOL, but that is awful what she did to him.

Wasn't there a recent SOW cover story about a current soap actor who did a gay love scene in a movie in the 80s? What was the point of that article other than to embarrass the actor?

Glad you guys are being pro-active on this. Good Luck!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm
No. 778 Number 776 Is Right! says:

He used Stephanie and she deserved it. She knew he had a penchant for the young, but then she started covering it up. They outed and destroyed actors they didn't like but ones they liked, wanted or slept with. Stephanie and Carolyn were just in awe of! Eplin admitted to many people afterwards that he used Miss Steff!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm
No. 779 Reva Shayne says:

It is more than shameful that this woman was allowed to continue unchecked for years and years, it is literally actionable. The sexualizing of the work place and the displays of rage and abuse of power are all actionable under Equal Employment Opportunity laws as well as a host of civil tenets. The parent company will be leaving themselves vulnerable if they don't fire LL after firing CH. LL was her boss and she was and is responsible for the operational climate of the business she runs. She isn't simply in power; she is accountable. She fostered a demonstrably hostile work environment that included routine bullying by those under her supervision and she protected two senior management employees who indulged in sexually inappropriate behavior and made it part of the workplace. Now that the wall has toppled down, they would be insane to keep her in place. She is a triple strength liability.

By firing CH they have opened the floodgates and leaving LL in place makes them a sitting duck for a lovely, lovely law suit with strength in numbers. LL is their Achilles heel — I can almost guarantee she will be canned.

I think they would be wise to fire SS as well. While she doesn't bear the same level of responsibility as LL, she has a demonstrated history of sexual relationships that affected the workplace. She's a significant liability.

I do hope the CEO, CFO, and the legal department of the parent company have a nice long read for themselves. If even a portion of what's reported here can be substantiated, they need to thoroughly clean house and commit to creating a work place that won't get them sued.

After learning the full extent of the workplace abuses, if they don't get rid of LL and SS they will become complicit in their misdeeds by keeping them on. It wouldn't take much to organize yourselves and document the abuses and harassment and move forward with the demand that they be fired or you will take action as a group. There is strength in numbers and this stuff goes beyond simple personality clashes or difficult working relationships. This stuff was routine, it was tolerated and rewarded and it is ILLEGAL.

Remember that.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm
No. 780 ohdee says:

OMG, I can't believe there's nearly 800 posts!

BTW, I came from the Media Domain site (AMC) - never heard of Jossip before but it's now bookmarked on my Taboo page.

I always wondered about the Poll page in SOD - it always has the same names as most popular. I wonder if the names listed are SOD's editor's favs rather than the fans…

Also - I read all 779 (so far) posts and am still not sure what the final straw was that made CH unemployed. Was it based on an audit of her expense reports?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm
No. 781 U Reap What U Sow says:

#780 - I believe it had something to do with her drunken state/inappropriate behavior in the office in front of someone from HR.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:28 pm
No. 782 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Just e-mailed and about this thread.

Do your part and e-mail to your favorite gossip sites.

Time to get the word out!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:32 pm
No. 783 The Bitch Fell In The Hallway Drunk In Front Of A HR Person says:

That is correct. That was the final straw. Plus Weekly's sales are in the toilet. I don't know why Lynn didn't realize since Carolyn's head was always in the toilet hung over or cursing, that she would ultimately put the paper in that too.

Yes, on the SOD Poll page, they are Carolyn's, Lynn's and Stephanie's favorites. Do you really think Y&R fans think Phyllis is the top and most popular character? And Thorsten's character is above everyone else on AMC?

She uses Thorsten and Cameron to get the other jealous! She hates Kelly Ripa. Mark Consuelos slept with Stephanie too, when he was on AMC. Kelly despises those bitches at Digest.

Carolyn won't live past 100 now that she has no life and isn't hearing from the stars anymore. Lynn needs to go, as poster # 779/Reva Shayne so eloquently pointed out. Hey guys, what we went through is against EVERY employment law on the books. Sex, sexual harrasment, discrimination, lets not even get into how Carolyn and Lynn feel about the black employees and how they called Elaine Flores a nappy headed HO once, after Imus did it. It was a day that she called in late and they smiled and made all sorts of cracks. Lynn is beyond vile to people behind their backs and then when Carolyn is around them, she abuses them further. Stephanie would sit around and gloat. Do you know how many times I heard her say, "You should quit, Carolyn's out to get you!"

I am rambling. Yes, Carolyn showed her true drunken whore side to a HR representative. But it was actually what came out of her mouth that got her in the most trouble. When some peons went to help her up, she mumbled, "It was the best fuck I ever got." Then laughed, all the while sloppily drunken on the floor.

HINT!She had just been on an AMC set visit and it wasn't to interview Susan Lucci either!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm
No. 784 Days/GH fan says:

First of all, this thread has been the most entertaining read I have had in ages! This has all been so much juicier than anything daytime has given us in I don't know how long!

Secondly, I really wanted to express my sympathies and congratulations to all of the former and current employees that have had to endure these 3 awful women. I have a whole new respect and admiration for you all, truly. As a fan of soaps, I truly appreciate the hard work you all tried to accomplish, despite dealing with a hellish work environment. I appreciate the obvious love and respect for the genre that you all must have/had in order to put up with such abuse. I have felt the giddy glee and excitement right along with you, as I read through every last one of the posts in this thread. I am merely a fan, but I feel for you all.

I have watched soaps for over 20 years. I stopped buying SOD years ago, partially due to the bad taste it usually left in my mouth after reading some "opinions". Additionally, I was introduced to soap message boards and that was all I needed. Ms. Hinsey mistreated soap fans as well. She treated Lucas and Sami fans terribly. It might be just me, but I don't think blasting an entire fan base for e-mailing and writing in to campaign for their favorite couple is smart business. But I digress.

Since I stopped buying SOD/SOW years ago, I cannot do much to help in that way, but I will be happy to write/e-mail whomever I need to in order to show my support. I just wanted to let you all know that I am another fan that suppports and appreciates you all. I wish you the best of luck!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:41 pm
No. 785 Relieved Soap Fan says:

I sent and e-mail to SOW and SOD telling them I will no longer be buying their publications until Lynn Leahey is fired.

I did my part. Now let's let the party continue, shall we?


Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:46 pm
No. 786 Kelly Adams says:

I thought the fan bases voted on the polls. Is this not true? John and Natalie have been on the top of those polls forever.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm
No. 787 JustAnotherSoapFan says:

I e-mailed my distaste to the company e-mails presented here to show my support for the workers at the magazines.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm
No. 788 Devon McFadden says:

For Sometime Soapfan who asked:

so what I’m hearing is no one has OLTL gossip as to why that cow hated Dan Gauthier, turned on Michael Easton, seems to love John Paul LaVoisier or Melissa Archer?

Easton quit talking to her because of crap she had pulled and no one could make him. And she was always suggesting his character be paired with BW's Jessica. You noticed he gave an interview to SID recently which is the only magazine that bitch is not associated with. She loved JPL because he was a friend of Catherine Hickland when they were briefly paired on screen and Hinsey promoted him back during a time when he was working once or twice a month.

I don't think it's true that she liked Melissa Archer. Was always trashing her.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:57 pm
No. 789 Sergei Radzinsky says:

I'm going to add a source of disillusionment here: All these years, when SOD/SOW had done things like criticize the actress who replaced Lesli Kay on ATWT, and then replaced Susan Haskell on OLTL…I assumed that criticism was LEGITIMATE. In other words, I too saw what they were talking about, and so I ADMIRED the papers for telling the truth…rather than currying favor with the shows.

Now you tell me here (and I feel so stupidly naive!!!) that these were PERSONAL agendas.

I cannot see how I can trust these magazines again unless there is leadership change or an upfront rebuttal.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:59 pm
No. 790 Reva Shayne says:

Just curious, but how OLD are these three?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:01 pm
No. 791 SOD fanatic says:

I love love love my soaps. I am a truly devoted fan. I can't believe how much favoritism and many self-serving vendettas went on behind the scenes of these magazines. I kind of wish I had never found out about this woman Carolyn Hinsey and about all of the misery and negativity that she heaped upon her employees. It is sad and depressing. I hope that you all find comfort in sharing each others' horrible experiences!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:11 pm
No. 792 3 Bitches says:

Reva - the 3 bitches are 35-48'ish

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm
No. 793 Bob Barker says:

792, Higher! Higher!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:19 pm
No. 794 Reva, Please don't make fun of Fans! Please! says:

If you think I am angry and have hatred (rightly so) for Lynn Layanyone, Stephanie Slut and Carolyn w(H)ore, I have disdain for anyone who is rude to fans. Look, they are not stupid, they are naive and weren't we all. When I started out at Digest years ago, I was the same way. I assumed things were LEGIT in the mags. The reason they are naive is because they were unaware of all the hell we were going through and not just US, but the STARS themselves.. Posters #: 785 and on and on.. thank you for WRITING the letters and emailing them, thank you for SUPPORTING us peons but also your love for the soaps is what we started in this business for. Reva I know you are jsut being funny, but it's NOT.. They have been mistreated and ridiculed enough by people that make you look like a Saint. So please do NOT continue to demean and harass fans on this board. We are all fans at heart and I for one am grateful that they are STANDING BEHIND US! Alan, hurry up and get back from your lunch/dinner. We need you to tell the FANS that it is all for them!

Trust and BELIEVE. The STARS are reading this too and they are also touched by what you are saying about these rag and hag rag editors. I have gotten four calls from Y&R to Days to GH stars who were so touched in the last 20 minutes by your posts, PLEASE keep supporting us and anyone, like Reva who wants to humiliate or make fun of people, PLEASE don't do it to the fans.

We employees took the shit long enough! Heap out your disdain on the losers Lynn, Carolyn and Stephanie!

These fans who have emailed, thank you, It's YOU that will keep us from getting fired tomorrow morning. It's you the actors and show producers LOVE..

Lets not turn on the fans on this BOARD! PLEASE! Reva, I didn't insult you, I am saying it nicely, PLEASE! Turn your treats to the ones who deserve it!

Love YOU FANS so much!

Employee of Digest!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm
No. 795 Sorry, OLTL FAN, Here's Some Insider Stuff says:

If ever I felt guilty, it's now telling you so much that goes on behind the scenes. But my roommate is sick from seeing the pain you fans are feeling. So let me give some insight into OLTL and Carolyn's hatred there. She did NOT like the Show Editor for our magazine. When she doesn't like you, YOUR SHOW suffers! She will do anything to make you persona-non grata at the set you have to cover. She didn't mind that our editor for that show had to feel bad everytime she went to the set to cover a story. She reveled in knowing the editor was suffering and stars would shun the editor.

As for Michael Easton. Carolyn the Whore was having one of her events a year or so ago and Michael agreed to be a part of it. Carolyn makes a bundle off her events, which is why she hates all the actors and show fan club people. They cut into her GRAVY TRAIN! THE BITCH! Well, Michael wanted to be a part of the auction date with the stars night thing.. it didn't come off, Carolyn blamed him for it. Because she was telling fans who were going to attend the event that the money was going to charity, but only maybe 5% of it would be.

When Michael found it out, he not only said to her, all of the money has to go to charity, but also we pick our individual charities. She went off. She called his costars and AMC stars and other stars and they all banded with Michael and said no to her event, which she'd planned on making tens of thousands for herself and a few hundred for charity.

She hated him ever since then. The reason she likes the guy who plays REX on OLTL is that he covered her head with a BAG (I guess) but he slept with her. So once you sleep with her or flirt hard enough with her, she loves you forever.

She hated Melissa Archer, don't be fooled, but the show's editor rightly gives her credit for incredible work she does. Carolyn's forced to tolerate some of it…

She is a sleazy, nasty nut job! Please FANS! ALL of you, email the company so they will get rid of Lynn or Lynn will get rid of some of us and cover up her mess and continue on for decades more! She is evil too!

Stephanie without Lynn will quit, who else will cover up for her unprofessional and lacking talent?

Thank you FANS! You are loved. We don't meet you often enough. Thank you!

But until Lynn is gone, please do NOT buy these 2 rags! Buy SID if you want to buy anything! Do NOT buy Digest or Weekly! Blood money$ is what it is!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:34 pm
No. 796 Peyton Flanders says:

I think this story is going to be bigger than anyone imagined.

And I hope it brings good things to alot of people

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:40 pm
No. 797 Truth About Tom says:

I didn't mean to come off as so mean about Tom in my last post. I was just showing examples of how these women treat some people completely different than that do others. If a star that was not sleeping with SS had behaved the way Tom did they would have been vilified by these three. But, because he's smart enough to get on her good side, SS sees to it that his sins remained cloaked. She had to have known she was being played. Why else would he have slept with her? No other reason than the glowing press she made sure he received.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm
No. 798 SSLL says:

SS Nor LL is getting fired tommorrow. Mark my words!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm
No. 799 Blair Cramer says:

So RH left me behind and is sleeping with his new costar? Does his wife know what he is doing?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm
No. 800 Reva Shayne says:

794, what are you talking about? I am not harassing or demeaning ANYONE.

I can only imagine you must have misinterpreted my question when I asked "how OLD are these three?"

I meant how old are CH, LL, and SS. I was just curious to get a better idea of them.

I'm sorry you thought I was suggesting the previous posters were naive, but believe me, I wasn't.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm
No. 801 Rachel Gannon says:

I don't know about some of you, but I am looking forward to seeing what happens this week with a suspense I haven't felt toward any soap in YEARS!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm
No. 802 Marian Crane says:

This thread has made my weekend!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm
No. 803 Dr. Eve Guthrie says:

This woman and her partners in crime are a bunch of disgusting bitches. If I had to work for any of these hags I would have went postal a long time ago.

My hat goes off to everyone that survived these horrible skanks.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm
No. 804 Simply Barbara says:

Almost 800 posts! Come on, that's got to be a jossip record, no?

I'm LOVING this thread, more than I should! My partner can't wait for SS and LL to get the boot so I'll maybe get off the computer and be done with this (he misses me!) but i have to tell you, i'm starting to get a little nervous about something. The way we've all been talking about how CH has a lot of dirt on the soap stars and the insane 'devil wears prada' like atmosphere of the SOD/SOW offices I hope we're not enticing some publisher into offering CH a book deal to dish all the dirt. That would break my heart because, though i'm not a vicious person, I'd love for CH to never work again and to soon find herself living in a box down by the east river. A really, really, really big box.
Then again, who besides all of us cares about soap gossip! Even if everyone on this thread only wrote one post, that's still only 800 of us and that does not make a bestseller.
Just an FYI, stephanie — I particularly hate you so all the filthy details of your chicanery just keeps luring me back to my computer like a siren's song. What a venomous, evil bitch you are. You did some shady stuff to me, but i was young and not totally sure how the real world worked. I was just trying to break into soap writing and was so excited to be introduced to you. You stole stories from me EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A COUPLE OF VERY MUTUAL FRIENDS WHO'D PUT US TOGETHER. How was I a threat to you? If anything I looked up to you! I thought you were going to mentor me, not SCREW me (not literally, but figuratively). What makes a viper like you tick? You should be happy. You have what can only be described as your dream job yet you seem to spend more time making sure people who weren't a threat to you and your happiness suffered. It's just so weird to me. Lynn is a loser, fine. She was 'smart' enough to hire scum like you and CH to do her bidding whilst she sat in that office collecting presents. CH was a total freak show who was clearly an ugly gargantuan from birth and therefore validated herself by becoming 'friends' with all the soap stars who she in high school probably sat in front of the tv watching because she had not a friend in life. That's their bag of crazy. But you, Stephanie, you're another story entirely and you hid your deviousness so well. SO sinister you are. I love watching CH's downfall and Lynn, well, whatever happens to her she deserves but you…this whole thing won't be done for me until you have to go out and look for your SECOND job. Your sister will probably help you find something so you won't even be unemployed long but still, you know you'll be mortified by the way this went down and that makes me smile. That and your STD and the fact that all these people know about it now. :)
And now, to drag myself out of the gutter where you people live and finish on a high note: Jeff, you sound like a really nice guy, as do you Alan Carter. The disgusting, despicable things these women said about you both to your friends and colleagues is beyond reprehensible. I'd like to wish you both the best going forward but it sounds like you've both already found much well-deserved happiness as have many of the SOD/SOW survivors.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm
No. 805 I Beg To Differ says:

I'm offended that some posters here think so little of the fans they "write" for.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm
No. 806 SSLL says:

SS Maybe next to go but not until december.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm
No. 807 To Poster # 797 says:

Hey, You didn't come off wrong. You made perfect sense previously. Let me explain a mental condition in this business. Stephanie Sloane is a STAR FUCKER! That's the type of whore who runs around with anyone famous or as Tom Eplin was, semi-Famous soap stud. The women or men who sleep with these people, yes, know they are being played but they think that being on their arm is more important than not being. But you are right, any old dog who used his dick to play with one of these three sluts was safe. Dan McVicar was running around on his wife who was living in a dump in Santa Monica with two kids, but did Digest or Weekly under Hinsey and Leahey out him? Tom Eplin's running around giving young girls and boys and Digest Editor Stephanie Sloane herpes, but that was swept under the rug. Cameron Mathison is sleeping with fans, that doesn't even make it in a blind item, because he sleeps with Carolyn Hinsey, that's covered up! Eric Braeden beat the living shit out of Peter Bergman on the set of Y&R over a decade ago and that never got covered! He wasn't sleeping with Carolyn, but they liked him. He would do an interview and shoot from the hip, so they loved how he'd dish on his costars and writer even. It's a game, these people play and then if they turn on someone like Leslie Charlson or Jackie Zeman who have BEEN GREAT to the fans for 3 decades, that fat gummy bear bitch says, they look like wax figures and stop getting work done on their faces.

You see the game they played?

Fans! Anyone who thinks this is unprofessional, unfair and should stop! Please!!!! Write to the emails above for the company! Please…

You can save our jobs, not that you us us anything. But you can make Daytime better. It may seem tawdry and gossipy what this THREAD has on it, but it is necessary to get the DIRT out and the DIRTY people like Lynn and Stephanie out in order to clean this industry up and salvage some of our shows that can make it still!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm
No. 808 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

December is too long of a wait. No more SOD/SOW for me until some serious changes are made.

Soaps In Depth here I come.

Thank God Andrea Evans is back on OLTL.

Thank God for Van and Jake on ATWT. They are paving the way for showing gay people in a more positive light. They need to be on at least 3 days a week, and the ratings will improve:)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm
No. 809 December??? says:

Cecember? You have to be shitting me? No way. Uh huh.
Okay, then hit them in the pocket book. Dont buy any of these mags until their is a change at the top. I cancelled my subscription months ago and would buy it only when it intrigued me on the newsstand, and that is less and les lately as the days go on. And it surely is goingto be less now that I know what bitches run the place. I surely wont have any fun reading about soaps knowing how horrible the conditions these people work under. December? Oh, so Lynn can ripoff more Christmas presents from the people who do the actual work. The executives of this company should be ashamed to have these dirty birdies repping their company.
Bring back Mimi Torchin or any number of the good, talented people they screwed over. Anyone who wont let their crotch make their editorial decisions.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm
No. 810 U Reap What U Sow says:

WTF?? DECEMBER?? I don't know where you're getting your info SSLL, but that's sickening!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm
No. 811 Reva, My GREATEST Apologie To You! says:

Yes! When you said, how old are these 3. I thought you meant the posters before you. Please accept my apology, I retract everything I said. Sorry! I thought you meant the 3 posters. You meant the 3 HOOKERS!
Carolyn is 52, Lynn 48 and Stephanie about 33 or 34.
All going on 15!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm
No. 812 Jenny Gardner says:

Why does CH hate Dan Gauthier? It should be pretty obvious to you after reading all these posts about her M.O. She hates gorgeous soap hunks who are faithful to their wives.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm
No. 813 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Someone has to post tomorrow to let us know the atmosphere in the office, and if you are being threatened.

There are strength in numbers and this time you are not alone!

I have been e-mailing my fingers off tonight to every gossip site/news agency to try to get this story additional attention.

You are not alone, the end of this abuse in nearer then you think.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm
No. 814 Holly Lindsey says:

Viva la revolucion! I LOVE this thread. I may "just be a fan", but I'm always glad to see power hungry assholes get their comeuppance.

The corruption at SOD & SOW doesn't surprise me in the least. It seems like the whole industry is tainted with it these days, and that has much to do with why the genre is dying. It's the same old blood, up to the same old tricks, and they're all so insulated that they can't see the trees for the forest at this point.

If a few more incidences like this shake the canvas, I can only believe that it will mean good things for soaps at large in the end.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm
No. 815 Dr. Eve Guthrie says:

If they thought the sales were down before just imagine how bad they will be if these two hags are still in place.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm
No. 816 Holly Lindsey says:

Oh, and if anyone has anything more on what the hell Ellen Wheeler thinks she's doing to GL, please, don't hold back.

Also, ivnkplng, as a fan of MG's, I really enjoy your blog.

Continue onwards, former SOD/SOW prisoners! Let this thread of freedom continue! LOL

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm
No. 817 Itchy Crotch says:

If SS is staying through December, we'll need to gift her with Valtrex for the holidays.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm
No. 818 Vanessa Sterling says:

Something to help you all put this in perspective.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm
No. 819 Simply Barbara, You Should Get Stephanie's Job! says:

But be sure to throw her chair out. I'm sure the STD at this point is highly contagious! Anyone as evil has her would have a really bad strain of it!

Simply Barbara, You know what? I have to agree with you. Carolyn Hinsey spent her childhood being a freak, that turned her into a freak. Yes, she should have never enjoyed destroying people. But when I look at her I realize she really did hate herself, who wouldn't if you looked like that.

This bitch went from NOT wanting to be seen on a soap set to then falling for her own hype, seeing soap goddess when she looked in the mirror instead of Elephant with gums!

Lynn was a failed actress. Mimi Torchin wanted to be, but when she didn't make it, she became a respected seasoned professional, who ran her staff with class and grace and TALENT! While Lynn worshiped Louise Sorrell, by the way, Louise is laughing her fat ass off at Lynn. Lynn's been on her phone for 4 hours this afternoon and Lynn also is in denial. But don't get me wrong, she's VILE and evil and needs to go!

But like you, I will enjoy Stephanie's firing a LOT more than anyone else's. And no, her dear sister Leslie can't get her a job. Look at this site. It's being linked to EVERYTHING! Even some soap sites that never talk dirt has this stuff all over it.

Stephanie, from Barbara, who I do not know and me, who you see EVERY DAY! When I look at you this week, your tear stained face and ask you, "Stephanie, are you ok?" You will wonder, is it me? Is it the second person that said it this morning? Do I really secretly enjoy it?

The answer is, YES! I enjoy seeing the pain you caused me heaped on you shovels full. I will never forget when you said to me, "I would quit. Carolyn's going to get you." Then you smiled and walked away and went to lunch with Carolyn!

I was frightened then! Now? You and Lynn can fire me tomorrow. I won't care! The entire industry knows you for the sleazy slut you are now. That is well worth it. For the rest of us, getting a second job was right out of high school and before college. For you?

You won't be able to be Lynn's Princess at your next place of employment. And everyone there will know the BI-Sexual sleazy Tom Eplin gave you a GIFT for life!

For any fans reading this and think gosh, what a awful person (I) am. I was not until those monsters attacked me every day for years. Now? I want Stephanie to suffer the ways she and Lynn let Carolyn do to me and hundreds of others!

You sluts never figured the golden rule did you?

Oh and Stephanie. This THREAD has been sent to another people, thanks to our wonderful fans that you and Carolyn called nuts, sluts, fish wives, phonies, fools and idiots - that HR will be looking into your "expense account filings" now. And people. Don't worry. If Lynn keeps her job for a while, just know that allof the stealing and cheating that Stephanie does on her LA trips is going to come back to haunt her!

I thank Carolyn that she went through the rest of our reports like clock work. She made us HONEST! You, you little whore, she allowed to steal and cheat. So now the BIG SHOTS will look into it!

Bet you won't get a credit card at your next job!
Bet you won't have a next job!


Oops, now let me put alcohol on my lips so I don't catch your germs!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm
No. 820 ivnkplng says:

#816 Holly Lindsey–

Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback. It's a labor of love. You can expect some good Holly stuff coming up later this month.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm
No. 821 Reva Shayne says:

811, thanks for the apology; I will admit I was a little stunned by your upset since I couldn't understand where it was coming from. I understand this is an overwhelming time for you and you are a bit rattled.

Thanks for the age info, someone else responded with an age range but it's nice to get the facts.

It's obvious you have been laboring under a real burden and that you've been stressed and upset and that you are someone who feels passionately. I know seeing Carolyn finally get knocked down is a vindication, but it's also stressful in its own right. It lets loose a lot of pent up feeling and that rush of feeling is a kind of stress in itself.

Please know I will keep you in my thoughts tomorrow and will hope all goes well. It's not the same as it was — too many people know the truth now.

Be good to yourself; try to get a good night's sleep and take strength from the good wishes around you.

Be well.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:23 pm
No. 822 Tom Used Stephanie says:

Okay, over 800 posts in like 3 or 4 days there has to be a much bigger story in this. I really hope some other venue in the press picks up this story and delves even deeper into it. No offense to Jossip, which has been FANTASTIC in writing the initial story and the follow story ABOUT the tremendous response, but i really want to see these three women have their names and reputations dragged through a much larger outlet now. I need for them to be laughingstocks on a grander scale. It's great for us, all of whom work in the tiny genre that is the soap industry — or are fans in the ever-shrinking audience of that genre but what a kick people who are not in this tiny, insular world might get out of hearing how self-important and delusional these three women are. It's really such a fascinating story, how this situation was allowed to fester for this many years.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:29 pm
No. 823 Kelly Adams says:

Why would CH hate Melissa and Michael and continue to fix the SOD polls? All of this bothers me but as a fan who votes and as a reader who is sickened by the back story, I was hoping there would be one aspect of the magazine that I could believe.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:40 pm
No. 824 VSterling - Bitch, PLEASE! says:

Oh good grief. I'm a lifelong fan of soaps, educated, and concerned w/the planet and what's going on in the world. The people who have been dealing with hostile job environments such as the ones being discussed in this conversation (and yes, it IS a conversation), have been just as violently violated as anyone involved in any war. Your effort to make any reader here, be they fan, current or former employee of these harpies, or actor/writer/producer of any soap, is irrelevant.

I stopped subscribing to SOW years ago due to its obvious pandering and yellow journalism. I'm deeply offended by the allegations being discussed because I love the soap genre and have since I was a child. I absolutely believe that the these persons being so reviled with such eloquence in this space have been and are currently detrimental to this form of entertainment I have loved so long. Continuing stories about people in one community are successful because they reflect people's real lives. Or they should when done well.

Eudora Welty's collection, The Golden Apples, was about one community. Flannery O'Connor's stories often were too. Even William Faulkner, the most studied American writer on Earth (yes, even more than Twain or Hemingway, thanks), focused largely on Yoknapatawpha County and its denizens.

But that's delving into non sequitor territory.

My point is, and yes I have one, is that the idea that these people have helped destroy this genre and did so merely to fulfill their immature, greedy, insecure selves. I'm ashamed they are female and even moreso that they purport to be writers/journalists.

Have at them and know that I shall be sending intelligent, thoughtful emails and paper letters to those mentioned above. I'd also like to suggest that fans should write the production companies and networks of their preferred shows in HARD COPIES. If we object to our shows giving the time of day to LL and SS with passion and numbers, perhaps they'll begin to comprehend that we are NOT fishwives or eejits or uneducated.

I love soaps and don't want them to fade away. SS and LL, however, need to exeunt. NOW.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm
No. 825 #821 Is Simply Marvelous! says:

Thank you for understanding. I did misunderstand you. It's so weird, I am happy and exhilerated but yes, stressed. It's been many years of abuse and I have to sit and listen to these Hags slander and defile fans all of the time, so I just thought you Reva was talking about the fans before you, so sorry! Well, thank you for being in our corner. I do know that you are right. Now we have #'s. I really don't care if I get fired, but if I do, I will file a lawsuit and I'll come to Jossip to get my story out. I also hope TMZ and others get this THREAD. Jossip is helping to get the word out of the soap industry. Lets keep emailing everyone and every gossip site, someone will take off with this. CNN, FOX, you name it. EMAIL this thread.

The fans are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm
No. 826 The Real Fans of Soaps says:

Tom Used Stephanie-I could not agree more. Everone needs to forward this thread to news outlets/gossip site, etc.

It is bound to get picked up, and with all the effort you put forth it will help those who have had to suffer this type of abuse.

Do you think SOW/SOD will be doing a story about Carolyn leaving, and the reaction?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm
No. 827 Brooke Logan Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester Forrester says:

Far from me to defend them but I wanted to respond above to the commenter who said CH attacking Jackie Z. or Leslie C. from GH because they "look like wax figures" was a personal vendetta.
Maybe. But she had a point. Jackie Z. looks ridiculous - and I say that as someone who still would love to see more of Bobbie.

On the other hand, the number of covers Eric Braeden gets in a year keeps astounding me. Do fans really care about Victor that much ? Say what you want about Peter Bergman's big mouth but my sense is he is better-loved by the fans, Jack is a more interesting character and, dare I say it, he is a much better actor.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:45 pm
No. 828 Holly Lindsey says:


I can absolutely tell that it is a labour of love for you. There are a lot of people, like me, who appreciate your doing it. Since I don't post comments, I wanted you to know that I do read each entry and very much look forward to the clips. They bring back great memories, and I'm always glad when you present footage that is new to me!

Did you (or anyone else for that matter) read the interview Mimi Torchin did a few months ago? She mentioned something about wishing she still wrote a soap column. It might be completely far-fetched to hope for, but perhaps the current turn of events will bring that to fruition!

Since it appears Carolyn and Co. might be reading this thread, I'd like to personally inform them that their that demo research is a little incomplete. I am not a brain-dead, fish housewife. Sorry! I am an Ivy League educated WRITER, who enjoys soaps in her spare time, and hasn't bought a single issue of your hacked up, pissant rag for years. Why? Well, Carolyn, because while your "opinion" may be thematically valid for, oh, say a family newslet, it is NOT a fruitful base for an entire magazine.

Moreover, I'm pretty sure that if we polled the fans who have posted on this thread, most of them will not fit into the charming image you've held on to for so many years. So from all of us, to all of you (and all the other soap PTB who believe we're too stupid to understand what is compelling, what is complex, and what we want to see/explore on our screens): FUCK OFF!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programme. . .

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:46 pm
No. 829 We're Here...and We're Pissed Off!!!! says:

I'm very glad we're all out-loud-and-proud now, telling the tales of torment and such but i really wish we could have all banded together years ago and that it would actually have done something. Back then there was an incident that i was involved in where CH had used her clout to eject every reporter from the rival mags out of an event by saying we were all harassing the stars. And she got away with it because the stupid publicist handling the event wanted to keep CH happy (SOD had a significantly higher circulation than the other mags and so it was always worth it, it seemed, for publicists to simply service SOD and screw the other mags if that's what CH wanted — and she always did). Anyway, all weekend long the reporters and i were in touch and we were also in touch with our editors about what had happened. All outraged. All determined to see that she was not going to be allowed to get away with this. Monday came, my editor and another editor called lynn to complain about what had gone on, lynn was shocked at the allegations and claimed we'd all been ejected because of the way we'd been behaving, the publicist would gladly attest to it…blah, blah, blah and the whole debacle was dropped by lunch. NO ONE had a backbone to deal with them and so they got away with it again and again and again. It was then that i knew I would not be putting myself in situations like that again. In fact, I was invited to Martha Byrne's annual St. Jude's Children Hospital event about two weeks later and by that point I was so pissed about having to deal with SOD diva behavior at events that I called Martha up and said, "look, i've been invited to and covered a few other events, some for charity, that SOD then claimed to have an exclusive on and threw the rest of the press out — can you guarantee me that that won't happen?" Martha was lovely and said that that would not happen but just the fact that i actually made that call turned my stomach and i knew then that i needed to get out of that realm completely. I have to say, i really enjoyed all the people i worked with at the soap mags (and i literally worked with every mag either full time or freelance) but unfortunately all of my editors and co-workers were of the ilk who preferred "not to make waves" and so it went. No one ever wanted to fight back beyond calling CH a bitch from 200 feet away. And of course, what was there to really do anyway. Her publisher would not have been upset to hear that the reason their magazine had the highest circulation (as a result of its getting constant exclusives from the nets and big-name interviews and breaking casting news) was because of the strong arm tactics employed by the venomous trio at the top of its masthead. As you can tell i'm still bitter about the whole situation all these years later though I definitely moved on to much better and more gratifying employment. The public airing of CH/SS/LL's dirty laundry really does help with the bitterness though, i must say!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:46 pm
No. 830 VSterling - Bitch, PLEASE! says:

Oops. I became a tad enthusiastic up there. I left out a couple of words. It should read: . Your effort to make any reader here, be they fan, current or former employee of these harpies, or actor/writer/producer of any soap, feel bad about spending time participating in this discussion is irrelevant.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm
No. 831 ohdee says:

What's so disappointing to me (as an AMC fan) is the thought of Thorsten & Cameron having sex with CH because of her position at SOD.

And after reading the posts here, now I'm wondering how the Editors' Choice soap and the Performer of the Week is chosen. I'm getting the feeling that the shows' acting &/or writing doesn't have much to do with it!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm
No. 832 Miranda Mona Montgomery says:

If Carolyn H were to ever write a "tell all" book, she would never work anywhere again and would most likely have more lawsuits against her that she could actually count.

As a soap fan, the idea that someone would behave in such an unprofessional manner, well, let me just say this: Karma, you done good, girl. REAL GOOD…

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm
No. 833 ohdee says:

p.s. Please, please, PLEASE single or double space between paragraphs. Thank you.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:53 pm
No. 834 I Beg To Differ says:

#831….I don't believe it for a minute. As a matter of fact, I find it hard to believe that these two big ABC stars with tons of fans would have to "please" her in order to stay in the press. They've had front burner story lines ever since they started acting which is way before Carolyn was around. They'll be just as popular and still at the top of the polls. They certainly don't her for that.

I believe they're both happy she's gone.

I think this is one of the times that you shouldn't believe everything you read, I know in this case, I don't.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:56 pm
No. 835 Carrie says:

I understand why some of you who were most directly affected by the reign of terror by Hinsey do not want this thread to get hijacked into a behind the scenes gossip fest. I am sorry for what you all had to endure.

But to me the issue is bigger than the hostile workplace which was obviously created and flourished under the 3 Hags.

As a soap fan, I am appalled that these women seem to have had the ability to affect what appeared on my television screen. The fact that the genre is in such a decline is a big enough indictment (if the lack of morality and abuse of fellow employees wasn't enough–and trust me–it was)of those 3 and of the whole system. As much as I hate what has happened to the quality of soaps, especially in the last 4 years,and believe me, I LOVE soaps, that is not even the most important thing to me.

If even a small portion of what has appeared in this thread is accurate, these 'journalists' didn't report on Soap news–they manipulated it for their own personal benefit and it appears, financial profit. This lack of integrity doesn't just affect the people who work/worked for SOD/SOW and its readership, or even soap fans and those who are professionally connected to the soap world. This has implications for all of journalism and our rights to unbiased news and infomration.

For the sake of SOW/SOD employees and people connected with the soap industry who have been victimized and terrorized, these women need to be gone–permanently. For the sake of the rest of the world, we need to look at this situation and make sure it doesn't happen in the rest of the world.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 10:58 pm
No. 836 I'm Bitter 2! says:

I had the same experiences as #829. Yes, if someone worked for Digest, they apologized that their Queen Carolyn was a bitch. But they all stayed at least 200 feet away from her when they said it. Publicists treated other magazines badly, we had Update, Magazine,News. They all went out of business because of Digest's strong armed tactics. Not because they were better, they were first and they put a nasty Pit Bull/Hinsey in charge. Carolyn once approached me. I told her I'd tell Lynn. She knew I was scared as hell. Do you know what that sloppy bitch said to me. "Yeah, I tell Lynn what to do, now get the fuck out of here or I'll have you banned from future events."

I stupidly left. Like any shark that tastes blood in the water, she proceeded to call up other shows and get me blacklisted!

I thank her. I moved on, got married and have 2 children and a great husband. But I will never forget that experience. She had a sense of entitlement that was bigger than the Royal Family of England.

She also had a wide load! BIG ASS WITCH!
You GOT FIRED! And Donald Trump wasn't the one who fired you. It was your good friend and the bitch you told me, that you told what to do!

Wonder how your drunken ass felt about that?

By the way, I live in the same building as Cameron Mathison and his wife Vanessa! Vanessa's reading this posts and she's highly upset with you. So people, no more about Cameron, if possible. But I'm only asking, not bossing. Unlike Carolyn Hinsey I don't think I'm Secretary of Defense.

Carolyn, when I am going down the street in a few months and I see you there in a BIG HUGE BOX AS BIG AS ONE THAT 4 Refrigerators come in. I'll laugh and tell you, Be away from this sidewalk, you slut. Or I'll have you removed!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:01 pm
No. 837 Tom Used Stephanie says:

I beg to differ, i beg to differ with you…kind of. I'm not totally sure that Cameron Mathison or Thorsten Kaye ever let CH do the nasty to them, but you are completely wrong about them being around with frontburner storylines since way before CH was on the scene. She predates both of them. I remember attending the emmys as a reporter for one of the mags and being introduced to new cast member Cameron Mathison. That was…I can't remember the exact year but you could look it up on IMDB, i can tell you that it was the year BEFORE lucci one (of course i missed that year!) And thorsten had not been around so much before that. And trust me, CH had already been running roughshod over the rest of the industry at that point. Seriously, i too question whether or not anyone actually slept with her because she is so violently offensive physically. Pictures actually do her justice because if you saw her in person you can taste the vomit well up in the back of your throat. (gross, i know) Her shape is insane. This very bizarre exaggerated pear shape that is not found in nature, but i digress. Surely there are some inaccuracies on this board but i'd say i'd take about 95 percent of it as true. Just from my own personal experiences of things that were done to me that people would really think i was exaggerating for effect, i'm hearing the exact same types of things that happened to many, many other people. It's clearly a systemic behavior on their parts and based on that shared truth i'm really wondering about the exchanges of sex for space in the magazine. It sounds so crazy…but it is insane the amount of power SOD held over the industry so I would not rule it out. Just wanted to share my two cents on that one. Actually, i posted so much in this one that maybe you got a dollar fifty!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm
No. 838 Memories, er Nightmares says:

Cam Mathison came on the soap scene around 1997 …

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:10 pm
No. 839 Tom Used Stephanie says:

thank you for that, #838…yes at that point CH had been around for awhile already and SOD was well at the top of its game.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:11 pm
No. 840 Holly Lindsey says:


I completely agree with you. Whether you're the editor of a soap mag, or a head of state, the irresponsible indulgence of one's own sense of power grows from the same mentality. It happens every day, in all microcosms of life; from the very small, to the very large. It doesn't make it right in either case. People lose their jobs, people lose their lives, and it all comes down to the fact that some walk amongst us believing that their vision and need trumps everything.

It doesn't.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm
No. 841 Memories, er Nightmares says:

I remember because we - SOW - had just moved into our new digs on Madison Avenue and shortly thereafter did a "Hunks of Daytime" photo shoot with Cam … actually, it was more like Spring of 1998

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm
No. 842 We're Here...and We're Pissed Off!!!! says:

Thanks for sharing the sentiment Bitter! And good for you on what you've moved on to! I actually also have two children now and a wonderful husband as well (I swear, i know it sounds like i'm saying, 'me too! me too!', but it's totally true!) I always told myself that living well was the best revenge and i've been blessed enough to see that it is true. That said, i still revel in the fact that carolyn and stephanie (whatever, lynn, who cares about you!) go home to no one every night to catch up on episodes of soaps by themselves. And as someone who grew up watching soaps, has watched every soap on tv, primetime and daytime, and covered four different soaps for the mags i can say with absolute certainty that having them come home to watch those soaps might be punishment enough! Really, these shows blow now! I long for a knots landing rerun when my kids are napping! It's poetic justice that they've been forced to watch every second of the crap they helped to put on the screen through their fixed polls, manipulation of fan feedback and playing faves with the actors. Well…maybe not punishment enough but it's pretty funny!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm
No. 843 We're Here...and We're Pissed Off!!!! says:

Memories, er Nightmares, was that the photo shoot of cam in gray boxer briefs on venice beach??? I was at SOM at the time and we did that one but i think there was discrepancy over who was going to use the photos of him first. Oh my god, this industry is so lame!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:20 pm
No. 844 I don't Believe It.. That's too Bad! The Truth IS Out There! says:

# 834, Who doesn't believe it. That's why people don't talk. Whistle Blowers are not the ones believed. Luckily 99% of the fans here believe what we are saying. Further, Mr./Ms. I don't believe. Go to any soap star's website this very second. Your favorite, pick one. The first thing you see is them asking you to write to their EXECUTIVE Producer, Brian Frons, if they are ABC and then the list of MAGAZINES begin. If these magazines didn't have clout, why would your favorite stars BEG you to write to them? See!? Go ask them. Don't take our word for it, go ask your favorite daytime STARS, why EACH and EVERYONE of them ask their fans to write Soap Opera Digest!!!! And Soap Opera Weekly!

People who live in denial just do so at their own peril. That's why the nation is in decline. Thomas Jefferson often said, uninformed people are what will destroy this country!

We have no reason to tell you, Don't BELIVE IT .. that the magazines play favorites. Any fan on this board can go to their favorite stars' websites and look for themselves!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm
No. 845 Memories, er Nightmares says:

HA! No, Pissed Off … Robert Milazzo did the photo shoot in his studio in Chelsea, NY … FAR AWAY from Venice Beach (I WISH!!). : )

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm
No. 846 Tea Delgado says:

I understand the desire to keep this thread from turning into general "dish and dirt." But speaking as just a fan, part of what's so hard to stomach and what makes me keep wanting to ask about this or that actor is not just the obvious damage these three individuals did to actors but then the damage some of these actors did to each other. It's just a sick game of dominoes. The husband beats the wife, the wife beats the kid, the kid kicks the dog.

There's a lot of people in front of and behind the scenes who deserve some apologies because they weren't really that "demanding" or "hard to get along with" or "blowing up on the set" and the fans will never get to know just how many lies we may have been fed.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm
No. 847 Simply Barbara says:

You people are all just wonderful. Really. I'm enjoying the hell out of this thread. I'm honestly pitching it to some friends of mine in he media to see if anyone will take this to the next level…alas i have to go to sleep…i'm hoping to see you've broken through 1000 posts by morning! Don't disappoint me!!! :)

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:24 pm
No. 848 Brooke English says:

No, 845, there was a shoot with Cam out in LA; I'm not sure who shot it, but he was in sunny LA, I'm pretty sure.

I believe the photos ran in Soap Opera Magazine.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:25 pm
No. 849 Memories, er Nightmares says:

I'm sure you do remember, Brooke … however, I'm speaking of the shoot we at SOW did with Cam. He does many shoots (and many Editors, apparently … ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!). : )

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:26 pm
No. 850 Memories, er Nightmares says:

I just remember shirtless boys … I think David Fumero participated in the shoot too.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:29 pm
No. 851 Billy Clyde Tuttle says:

Man, this is one of those campy HBO movies just waiting to happen. Or a big ass Vanity Fair article.

I'm also curious about the editors choice columns and how those polls really work.

Anyone care to shed light? It does relate to the subject at hand.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm
No. 852 Alan Carter says:

Thanks #804, Simply Barbara!
The good news is, Jeff and I have both moved on to great stuff. We are both in that happy place, and Will, he worked with and for me, too…Will just got a HUGE job at TV Guide…
But I am distressed to read the supposed date of December for the ouster of the other two in the trio of trouble.
Who else can I write to…what other rooftops can I shout from?
December????? People who work in both places shouldn't have to deal with this crap for 12 more HOURS let alone 12 more WEEKS.
Having grown up in NYC, I know when you turn the light on, cockroaches scatter. At least, finally, the light at SOD and SOW has been turned on.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:36 pm
No. 853 HillaryBauer says:

There was a rumor years ago that CH got called on the carpet for her coverage of Sonny/Carly (GH) when Tamara Braun was playing Carly. Was that rumor true?

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm
No. 854 Kinda-in-the-know says:

To the poster above named I-beg-to-differ, I totally agree with you, re: CH and Cameron Matheson/Thorsten Kaye. (PULEEEZE) The only time that ever happened was in Carolyn Hinsey's booze induced dreams. Just putting my two cents in here, had not posted anything yet, but I felt like I had to.

I am someone who happens to have several friends that are soap stars,(and I don't mean phoney acquaintances or friends like CH's supposed soap star 'friendships' - I mean REAL friends) - more than a handful. I also have connections in the industry in several capacities, been to the parties, etc, the whole deal. I've seen it all and heard it all. I know more things about many of these people than I care to know. And that being said, I would bet my entire bank account, cut off my right arm, and eat a scorpian if the allegations about CH and CM/TK were even remotely true. It is beyond laughable and absolutely henious. The tale of Thorsten Kaye (or many others for that matter) giving into the feminine wiles of Ms. Hinsey - please give me a f***ing break. IN HER DREAMS. The poster said it well above that this is one of the cases of 'Don't believe everything you might read' - BINGO. This is one. Not in a million, bazillion years.

I feel bad for a lot of the actors who have been dragged into this and didn't ask to be. No wonder Cameron's wife is upset. This is where I think the postings took an ugly turn, BS like this, outing actors who didn't ask to be outed, in which some are true and some are not even true, etc. Just my opinion (don't shoot me for using that phrase!) but everyone should stick to the original agenda - what a beast Carolyn Hinsey is, and the other two cohorts in crime, and that they finally got what's coming to them.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:42 pm
No. 855 U Reap What U Sow says:

I totally agree with you #854 … I know many of these actors whom have been "outted" here and I don't think it's fair to them (nor necessarily true in several cases). CH/SS/LL are the only BEASTS to be OUTTED!!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:47 pm
No. 856 I Beg To Differ says:

My apologies to how long Carolyn's been around, but unless you've got proof,(I shudder to think about it), I don't and won't believe it's true. That has to be in the 5% that you say is inaccurate on this board.

And yes, I have seen her. That's why I'm questioning it in the first place. I think you all should leave Cameron and Thorsten out of this. They did nothing to you and constantly bringing them up in this demeaning way isn't helping your cause. It's only turning me off both of your magazines. I don't think I'll buy either of them again. Thanks for that.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:48 pm
No. 857 speckles says:

'the feminine wiles of Ms. Hinsey'

There's an oxymoron if I ever heard one….

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:51 pm
No. 858 U Reap What U Sow says:

I agree, speckles … an absolutely horrifying thought. I will most certainly have nightmares tonight!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm
No. 859 We are here for teh TRUTH says:

I Beg to Differ, You are taking the same attitude we get from Carolyn Hinsey! You know everything, you know how long Carolyn's been here, Cameron etc…

We are telling the TRUTH about the situation and frankly if you don't want to see Cameron's or Thorsten's names, go to another site. They are part of this situation. We are using lots of other names too, so if you don't like them, go away!

This is silly, you are as bossy as Carolyn Hinsey. Incredible! How someone like you can come out of the woodwork and tell others what to do or say. Ain't Gonna Happen!

Bye! No more responses to you!

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:55 pm
No. 860 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

The hook up's are hard for me to take as well. I wonder if CH SAID this stuff happened but, in fact, it was another lie.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:55 pm
No. 861 I Beg To Differ says:

Thank You #854 and #855. That's all I'm trying to say.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:56 pm
No. 862 Sad, Sad, Sad says:

I dont know what is worse — if Hinsey slept with Cameron or Thorston or she lied about it. Both scenarios are pretty pathetic if you ask me.
I agree its time to let the actors speak for themselves. Id personally like to hear them come on here and deny it. Or discuss it even.
But we have what sounds like 3, 4, 5 current and former staffers reporting first hand Hinsey making these claims in front of them. Classy by the way.
The idea that anyone who went to journalism school or had aspirations for working in the mainstream media had to work with these three — pros or should I say professionals? — is disturbing to me.
Im a soap fan who also works in the mainstream media. Its not like this all over.

Posted: Aug 10, 2008 at 11:58 pm
No. 863 Need Scoop on GH says:

Geez, people. I go away for 12 hours and the board gets even BETTER! I have sooo enjoyed reading these posts these past 2 days. For those of you who are actually in the business, I hope you see some positive changes across the board. Soap Operas are a wonderful form of entertainment. I would hate to see them go away. As far as the 'outted' actors/actresses listed here..I'm taking it with a grain of salt. Ain't none of my business. I do however believe it's okay to tell of those who are trading info about their costars for writeups in the magazines. I've always suspected the editors had their favorites and used their own personal agendas to get actors/actresses storylines and even jobs. That's why it's so important as an individual to think for yourself and not allow your thoughts to be dictated in any shape form or fashion.

Done preaching:) Back to the task at hand. Can anybody PUHHLLEEZZEE give me info on the brilliant move Beverlee McKenzie made when she left GL?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:01 am
No. 864 I Beg To Differ says:

#859…I'm attacked because I don't blindly believe everything I read? Wow! And you accuse me of being like her? Don't let my little opinion get to you.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:02 am
No. 865 Todd Lord says:

I am just a fan who doesn't know anything, but I have no sympathy for Cameron and TK. Whatever the truth about their relationship is, they are as odious as Carolyn is. They kissed her butt for good press in the magazine. Maybe that is the way the game is played, but they seem to have benefitted more then others. So now CH is gone and dirt is being thrown. They are the ones who figuratively (or literally) got into bed with her.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:04 am
No. 866 Kinda-in-the-know says:

In reply to … EXACTLY. I mean, come-on. I'm not saying that stuff like this does not happen, it does of course, especially in this kooky industry. And very much of what's been said on this board is true. I'm just saying that in this case(some of the hook-up tales mentioned above, re: CH) - it most certainly did not.

Aside from all that, it is obvious that Thorsten Kaye doesn't give a rat's patootey about press for himself, or lack of, etc. I think it's safe to say that he is one of the rare ones with little ego, who happens to have a very dry sense of humor and is there because he loves acting and needs to make money/support himself & his family like anyone else. It's only my opinion! (ha ha)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:05 am
No. 867 Todd Lord says:

KITK, I don't believe that TK slept with CH, however, I don't believe he doesn't care about press for himself. If that was the case, why was he always talking to CH? He was always in her column and it was clear she had a crush on him. At the least, he used that to get good press and to get his message out there.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:08 am
No. 868 To # 863!!!!! says:

How refreshing. Someone who isn't defending people that they only see on TV or fan events as if someone called your mother's name. These are actors, people! Read up in Hollywood History books. Joan Crawford slept with women, Rock Hudson fooled women for decades, he was GAY, you don't actually know these people, so hearing Cameron slept with Carolyn Hinsey should not ruin your life. Good grief! He slept with fans too! I guess you are shocked that Elvis and Mick Jagger did so too. Go get an encyclopedia and see how young Priscilla was when Elvis met and slept with her! Get a life!!! Please! Unless I beg to differ is Cameron's mother, get over it!

But to the sensible one, #863! Beverlee Rocked. She was perhaps the most talented actress in daytime. She was a strong person too. When she saw the writing on the wall, that Kim Zimmer and others had the CLOUT on that show, she just said, I've had enough. Don't get me wrong, Kim loved her. But when you are a caliber of the actor Beverlee was, you want to be on top.

More from # 863- PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enough with Cameron's mother!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:10 am
No. 869 Alan Carter says:

And up until two days ago, I believed John Edwards would NEVER cheat on his wife who is dying with terminal cancer.
What's the point of saying you know for a fact someone DIDN'T sleep with someone. I wasn't in the bed with any of these people. I don't know WHAT the truth is.
But you DO have people claiming to be in an office with someone who apparently didn't care about being discreet with what she was purported to be doing with actors she was supposed to be recording on tape and not putting on the make.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:11 am
No. 870 Tea Delgado says:

Now I'm starting to feel sorry for CM and TK. It's bad enough they had some power hungry narcissist with borderline personality disorder climbing in their laps. But now strangers on the internet are saying they "asked for it." I don't even know this woman and even I know how happy that would make her.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:14 am
No. 871 Kinda-in-the-know says:

Ooops, my message above got cut off a little bit… It should have started with: In reply to -No. 860 Doubtful about a Cam hookup.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:15 am
No. 872 Live Near Bonita Beach and Want To Help says:

As my name implies, I'm near the SOD/SOW owner's offices, so if there's anything I can do to help please don't hesitate to ask. I'm a former fan and I miss when soaps were good. I also have not been able to stand SOW in a long time, and I remember back when I used to buy that rag faithfully.

I've also had to deal with a bitter, jealous boss before (a heffer that weighed 300 lbs. and wanted to get rid of me for getting pregnant). So I know how it is.

I have one question I am dying to know–Why do those horrid actors Maurice Benard and Steve Burton (who hasn't done much more than blink for the last six years) always being praised so much and getting so many covers in the mag? Are they doing something for that or are the higher ups at GH doing something to get it for them? Thanks.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:15 am
No. 873 I agree with # 868 says:

I Beg To Differ is like my aunt. Her husband cheated on her all the time. But she didn't want to hear it. As long as she didn't hear it, it wasn't happening.
Come on people. Lets support these war worn soldiers who have worked for these 3 tasteless women and stop asking them NOT to name your favorite star becuase you don't want to hear it or not believe it. It's their stories. We are not working there and don't even know these stars. Let the soldiers talk! Please!

If Cameron didn't sleep with her or Thorsten, tey are welcome to POST on this site, their own websites or go to the media and give a statement. It's not up for us to be the keepers of their reps. We don't know what they have done.

Something is obviously wrong when you read Weekly and Digest. And this is one side of the story. Let Cameron, not his mother tell his side!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:15 am
No. 874 Need Scoop on GH says:

Thank you #868:) I always loved Beverlee. I followed her from Another World to Texas (haha..anyone remember that?) to Guiding Light. I was sad when she didn't return to the show, but I was so tickled when I read a rumor years later that she'd stuck it to the powers that be.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:18 am
No. 875 GLFAN says:

Any chance this Jossip subject will make it into the mag? Ha Ha.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the cable news networks didn't pick it up for a quick laugh at the disgraced editor.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:29 am
No. 876 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Before I go to bed, what is a "fishwife"? I never heard that used before. I am a college educated fan.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:33 am
No. 877 Reva Shayne says:

863, here's an article on her death that contains an old interview with her about her move that outsmarted Jill Farren Phelps.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:36 am
No. 878 Thank You Bonita Beach and Alan! says:

Alan, You are right, who knows. But you at least are considered a SEASONED journalist. Can you say you haven't been shocked by who has been boffing someone? Besides, have you seen that HAG John Edwards cheated on his poor sick wife with? She's not Miss America. She'd scare my grandpa's scarecrow right out of the garden.

And Bonita Beach. Please - go to the posts above, these are so getting out of hand and silly in defense of actors they don't even know.

Go above and please email each and everyone you can and ask that Lynn Leahey and Stephanie Sloane be released before you would think of buying Soap Opera Digest or Weekly again!

It's terribly sad what Lynn has done. As Alan says, look at the one that works in an office and makes such statements. We weren't in their bed, but we saw behaviior on their parts and hers that give us more of an ability to make an educated guess!

Lets stay on topic! 3 Witches riding all over the staff, using their clout to get favored treatment. Treating other actors on shows like dirt if they didn't at least suck up to them.

Whew! Alan, I guess the only reason they believe Tom Eplin and Stephanie Sloane is because Tom left her with EVIDENCE of their flings!
: )

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:36 am
No. 879 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

It's not a news story.This does not fit into a two minute story. It would take too much set up.
Now, Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood, maybe.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:37 am
No. 880 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

I meant TV news story…

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:39 am
No. 881 Reva Shayne says:

876, a fishwife is a hag — a coarse, shrewish woman — much like dear Carolyn. Ironic, no?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:40 am
No. 882 My Connected Cousin says:

Okay, listen up people, I spoke to a distant cousin who has a friend who works for Source Interlink - the company that owns the mags. I thought it was still Primedia but its not.
The guy Aster you are writing to, apparently says cuz used to work at Primedia and is friends with LL and SS. Writing him will do NOTHING.
Write to his boss says my connected, handsome one.
He thinks its - thats Aster's boss and will make sure someone at the company knows what is going on. I dont know if Aster isnt okay with their screwed up behavior. Go over his head!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:40 am
No. 883 Fellow Fish wife! says:

That's a derogatory term for a squealing woman, uneducated who goes on in life uninformed and stupid.

Carolyn Hinsey felt she was above such people. She in fact was beneath every person who ever read the magazine.

Sorry, but none of the employees other than the 3 Queen at the top looked down at anyone. Believe me, after the way we've been treated for years, we don't feel better than anyone. Which is sad why we have women fighting us on here for soap actors instead of sticking it to Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie!

Carolyn told me one day in front of 2 of her ACTOR friends. No it was not the beloved greek gods Cameron and Thorsten, that if I didn't learn how to write better or suck cock better that I would end up married to some plumber in Michigan and being a fucking fish wife!

Exact Quote!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:44 am
No. 884 Need Scoop on GH says:

Thank you, Reva Shayne. It would have been nice if the mags had done a nice memorial type writeup after she died. Instead, we get cover stories of dancing with the stars. Yikes.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:44 am
No. 885 so thats what happened says:

It just sickens me to think that the abysmal writing on the soaps (particularly GH) is due to the reinforcement of bad writing/fanwankery from these 3 women…and not because the fans were clamouring for it via their (fixed) polls and (CH/SS/LL) "fan favorites"

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:47 am
No. 886 EXTRA! says:

I know someone with EXTRA! I'll be sure to send this THREAD now.
Yes, lets go to the BIG BOSS - Steve Parr!
Thanks to Connected's Cousin!!
Thanks for staying on this topic. It's so vital. We shouldn't be fighting women among each other. Lets leave that to the 3 Hags! Carolyn, Stephanie and Lynn!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:48 am
No. 887 Father McShane says:

Bless the former and current underlings of CH, LL, and SS.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:50 am
No. 888 Beverlee The Legend! says:

Hey GH Fan, You get to see what the employees were trying to get out! Yes, Digest and Weekly should have covered the death of a legendary star, a veteran of Another World. Someone a Soap (TEXAS) was created for. You remember her in that?
Anyhow, Beverlee was not a man who was or could have slept with one of these 3 sorry sisters. So she didn't even get a mention, except for some quarter page box in the mags.

That's what we are up against!!!

Beverle was a LEGEND!

But Cameron jumping around on Dancing With The Stars was more important or Thorsten's opinion of it.

We are in the last DAYS! Of Digest and Weekly.

Please write your soaps and tell them how unhappy you are with these two rags!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:54 am
No. 889 Thank You, Father! says:

We need prayers. You can see what we'd be up against with a civil jury. Say one name that they think is out of bounds and a stack of books come crashing down on your head.

Pray that Americans will start to feel some compassion for the victims of violence, even verbal and emotional violence instead of having love and empathy only for the famous and powerful.


Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:59 am
No. 890 Joseph and Vera says:

I don't think Weekly even did a box or mention on Beverlee passing.

Digest did a full news page.

(Soaps In Depth did a four page feature, btw.)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:04 am
No. 891 SID - ROCKS! says:

Yes, SID did a four page spread. People may complain that their covers stay the same, but they cover different people inside every issue and cover them equally.

Whenever a show publicist or producer contacts them to do a feature on someone, they do it. They don't bargain and play games!

Beverlee deserved BETTER!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:08 am
No. 892 I lLOVED BEVERLEE!! says:

Beverlee surely deserved better from SOD
Maybe if she had a penis, she would have gotten more space in the mag

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:24 am
No. 893 reese marshall says:

haha ATWT is perez hiltons new sponsor. the ad isnt even as good as some of the recent ones. i bet thats costing them an arm and a leg!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:26 am
No. 894 Finally!! That Biiotch Is Gone!! says:

This is great news!!! Adios Psycho

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:37 am
No. 895 Perez! says:

Hey Reese, Thanks for alerting me to that.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:41 am
No. 896 WhathappenedtoGH says:

Kelly Adams says:

I think it has been mentioned, several times, that folks are trying to avoid soap scoop and stick to the mess at hand. Although, it it is connected to what’s going down with CH et all…it seems to be allowed. It’s a slippery slope.

Kelly, you've confused me. How is her firing related to what is happening at GH? And what is the quad that ate GH?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:01 am
No. 897 I Beg To Differ says:

"Sorry, but none of the employees other than the 3 Queen at the top looked down at anyone. Believe me, after the way we’ve been treated for years, we don’t feel better than anyone."

Really, then why all the posts with attacks against someone who questions what they are saying? Who took this site off topic in the first place? Not the fans!

Whatever! Is that the rule of this thread? If you all say something is true, then it must be true. Got it.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:06 am
No. 898 Donna Love says:

Here's another juicy Carolyn Hinsey moment. Back in 2002 Joan Collins joined the cast of GL for a limited run under much publicity and a hefty salary. Well, Joan had it in her contract that she had press approval regarding who could interview her. Collins' representatives spoke to Paul Rauch, GL's EP at the time, to figure out the publicity schedule. Rauch listed off a number of people to speak to and Joan did all the press like the pro she is. The one person Rauch didn't recommend: Carolyn Hinsey. To everyone's surprise, Joan had a sit down with Hinsey and within 10 minutes shattered Hinsey's fragile self worth, Joan's opening line to Hinsey: "Well you're certainly not Beth Chamberlin are you dear?"

The next day a bottle of Dom Perignon was waiting for Joan in her dressing room from Paul Rauch with a simple tagline on the card: "Well Played"

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:21 am
No. 899 Thank you ALL, Fans and Former Employees says:

The morning is coming soon. So I am off to bed. But wanted to say thank you on behalf of all of us employees who will go face the Devil herself - (Lynn Leahey) tomorrow. If anyone of you is not working, please take the time to send the emails and thank you for your support.

Stephanie will be even more cut throat than ever. But we are given strength by so many wonderful supporters and fans.

When we came out to tell the truth about Carolyn Hinsey, Lynn Leahey and Stephanie Sloane, we knew we'd be attacked by their supporters, we didn't quite realize the extent we'd be attacked for telling the truth about the stars that are connected with the crew. But we respect that you love your stars and that's fine.

Though many actors and actresses are responsible in some small part for what has been leading up to this reign of terror, it is not their total fault. It is the fault of 3 wicked, demented, evil, domineering, controlling women. Those named previously.

We know that we'll be treated like slaves that ran off from the plantation tomorrow, but knowing that we are not alone, having so many of you wonderful former employees say, yes, we are telling the truth, we are not crazy, means so much to us.

But having you fans, who love the soap genre means even more. Though we beg of you to use your might and your clout as fans, and you have more than you realize, to fight the establishment at the company we work, we do ask you not to blame your show's producers and writers and the majority of actors/actresses like Susan Lucci, Susan Flannery, Robin Strasser and some others who refused to play these dirty games with Hinsey, Leahey and Sloane.

These 3 women are having a reality check thanks to JOSSIP's website and you strong and loyal fans/readers. Unfortunately Lynn and Stephanie won't get it fully until you help us to get rid of them from their seats of power at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly. But it's not right that they want to stay until December. Please help us.

Thank you and may god bless you all. This is America. All of the hell we've discussed with you doesn't and should not happen here. The land of the free, home of the brave. And the best fans in the world are daytime fans. Keep hope alive.

You fans are beyond awesome! Thank you for your support. And please, support your soaps, don't let them pay further for what this company did to the daytime genre. And help get Lynn and Stephanie out of here! Night.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:22 am
No. 900 You are not getting it, but most of us do! says:

# 897, Clearly the person you disagree with was the BIGGEST supporter of fans. Did you hear her lambaste someone earlier who she thought attacked the fans?

NO one is saying you have to believe everything. I think all she said to you was, "You have no right to say don't mention Cameron again."

For the employees, they are telling the stories of what happened (their view). You cannot bring us fans into this. You are not the hall monitor. I hate to agree with the lady but you are really passive aggressive and bossy and you say no more, it means no more. That's not what this is all about.

This is about people (the 3 witches) mentioned today that are destroying daytime. You have no knowledge of Cameron or Thorsten and you may very well be right. But they have direct knowledge of this situation.

Lets stop the bickering, you are not the boss, nor is she or the other employees. Jossip is. Don't get off of what we are all in agreement with. It doesn't matter who is sleeping with whom, it matters that 3 women are allowed to treat employees this way and that they used their positions to help certain actors while destroying others.

If they slept with or didn't sleep with Carolyn Hinsey is not the point. No one is trying to hurt your feelings. Lets stick together against the horrible people. So whether that includes the 2 men you favor, fine, it doesn't matter.

They too are victims of these 3. So lets stay strong and #897. You are very smart, you speak strong. Lets speak against these vile people, not against each other.

These people have had a tough weekend, while we have had fun and been educated about daytime. Lets leave it at that. Go to sleep, know we are all here for each other and move on. Lets waste our energy battling the evil 3. OK? You Rock # 897. Now hang in there. Get over it and lets move on.

Lets hope that we hear by tomorrow this time - that the evil 3 are History!
I am not trying to offend you, nor was the lady that works there. I think having only 1 argument over a weekend among us, we are family says a lot about us! Lets stick together.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:34 am
No. 901 ohdee says:

Goodness, there are now over 900 posts!

As I said previously, I've never been here before - I hope Jossip has no affiliation to SOD or SOW because I'd hate to see this thread pulled. (I'm copying it anyway, lol).

As a fan (and someone who had a boss similar to the 3 witches mentioned here), I applaud those who have had the courage to speak up here to let us "regular folks" know what's going on with our Soaps.

To those who still work for SOD, good luck tomorrow. And while I'd love to know what's happening there asap, please take care not to post from work as your computer usage can (and probably will) be checked by TPTB.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:47 am
No. 902 898 Is Dead On! says:

Joan Collins had played the studio system game, became the highest paid actress in TV history (on Dynasty) and Carolyn Hinsey got put in her place and then some!

Joan was great. I remember that moment. She put that SOW in her place but good!

Carolyn then proceeded to say for weeks how bad she was as Alexandra. She was wrong, as she is 99% of the time. Joan's words to that Cow? Priceless!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:47 am
No. 903 Blessed Be All of You says:

Best wishes and all good things to those who enter the fray later today. I am not one of you, I am a soap fan who has read some of your work (and probably more of your work that these bitches have taken credit for), and I applaud your efforts. What I do have in common with you is our love for soaps, and our desire to see them regain at least some of their former glory.

I have worked for people such as these and you have my heartfelt sympathy and respect. I have never understood people in positions of authority who felt so threatened by their subordinates that they abused that authority to demean and destroy those subordinates. It is not logical or reasonable behavior. They have the power and authority, what are they so afraid of? Why don't they understand that they need us minions to do the actual work? It never made sense to me when I was in that situation and it still doesn't.

Know that later today, many of us will stand with you in spirit, we have your backs and you have our love and respect. There will always be those of us for whom doing the right thing is paramount, and these three should be afraid of us and our ilk. They should be very afraid.

True power is NOT having the means to destroy, and doing it. True power is having the means to destroy, and RESTRAINING one's self from doing it.

May you all be blessed, and may they all three be gone long before December.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:55 am
No. 904 Nicole Walker-Kiriakis says:

Calliope Jones Bradford - a fishwife is a coarse, loud, bad-tempered or shrewishly abusive woman. For example, Jiggs. You are correct, this individual was banned from Sony 5 times before it was made permanent. Yet over at the Days NBC board, they saw fit to make her a moderator, despite being made aware of her abusive, bullying behavior.

Back on topic, CH sounds like a prime contender for Queen of the Fishwives. My sympathies to all of you who've had to live under her thumb. I wonder if People Magazine would be interested in this story?

Like CJB, I'm also curious: why does SOD keep doing cover stories about DOOL that on closer inspection, are total non-stories, usually catered to a select group of fans? I'd much rather read about the struggles currently going on behind the scenes, instead of hearing that Deidre Hall is going on vacation again. Who cares? That's not a story.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:01 am
No. 905 I Agree With Bless Be All Of You says:

You are so right. We've all had horrible bosses for which power is a tool they use to destroy. It's an awful insecurity.

I'll say however, although some disagree about who is doing who. That this trio of demons seem to be very much guilty of a LOT of things. No one really defended them, only to say, "leave them alone." There is no way all of this is untrue. Every nugget and detail may not be true, but most of it is.

Where there's smoke, there usually is fire. I am always amazed at the very powerful being the most insecure and most devastating to people. Who'd think working as a writer/journalist in the soap world was worst than working in a meat factory.

This Carolyn Hinsey woman sounds absolutely disgusting. I know a Veteran actress on "Y&R" and she said several years ago that Carolyn Hinsey was rightly the most hated woman in daytime. I didn't quite know who she was and what that meant. But when you read the heartwrencing stories pouring out of people who obviously are not usually on these message boards, you have to take into account that something must be true.

Lynn is typical of the top dog at a company where bad things happen. She seems to ignore it and play good cop. She is not good. And this poor Stephanie creature just sounds like she was given no self worth as a little girl. That being said, she's an adult woman now and no one but Stephanie herself is responsible for this type of trampy and evil backstabber she seems to be now.

Makes Sheila Carter look like a real victim of the world. These women victimized and abused on a level that hopefully some Federal agency will even investigate.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:26 am
No. 906 Reena Dekker says:

Over 900 posts! Who would have imagined when this thing started on Thursday afternoon that it would go this high. Clearly a lot of people have been waiting to share the dirt of Carolyn and all the SOW/SOD antics.

I'm a journalist. I have covered soaps from time to time, but never had the displeasure of experiencing the "lovely" Miss Hinsey.

And I must say the fact she owns a share in Blonides and never disclosed that in her column is a *serious* break of the most basic journalistic standards. The way she promoted Blonides in her column so regularly is a HUGE conflict of interest. That alone should have warrented a serious investigation.

But it seems there were no journalistic standards going on at SOD or SOW (after Mimi was ousted). And these two publications are supposed to be the journals of record for the soap industry!

It's no wonder the soap industry is in such bad shape when the watchdogs of that industry (SOD and SOW) are even more corrupt.

Speaking of corrupt, what exactly did Carolyn do in 2007 to get banned from the View? Must have been something pretty outrageous.

Carolyn's buddy Brian Frons oversees ABC Daytime (which incldues The View as well as the ABC soaps), so it's especially surprising that he would allow her to be banned. But I guess if Barbara Walters was pissed about Carolyn, even Frons acquissces to her.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:36 am
No. 907 A View From The View says:

I am a production assistant that works for The View. Only part time. Carolyn was vile. She talked over Barbara and the other ladies. She had been told in the green room not to speak over people. She went on and basically just promoted herself and not daytime.

She's an awful person. Before I worked for The View, I did a summer intership for Soap Opera Weekly. She was truly awful. I heard her yelling at women in the office calling them Cunts. I heard her make sexual statements about sleeping with Cameron Mathison, Thorten Kaye and many others. Yeah, many may be lies, but I saw Cameron bring her flowers and then the door was closed for over an hour. She bragged about it all day in the office.

I asked one staffer if that was normal? She said, totally. That Cameron was a horn dog and Carolyn was desperate and she and Stephanie over at Digest were always bragging about all the soap hunks they could get. I asked, why would a hunk want her. The lady replied, they are more desperate for publicity, good publicity, consistent publicity and attention.

She also said that everyone, including over 9 soap men that are sleeping with her hate her. I can see why. On my last day of my internship, she told me, Bitch,you have a degree? You are dumber than anyone I have ever met. Get the fuck up out of here!

I left and never looked back. Some months later while I'm at the View she shows up and like clock work she was rude to me even then. She is a contemptable witch. I feel so sorry for the people who have to work for her and although no, I did not see them at it, you could hear what was going on throughout the office, she made sure of it.

I hope that all of the current employees will be fine in the morning. How they didn't snap is beyond me. Gross and disgusting women at these magazines. Some really nice people but they are underlings to these horrible women.

Carolyn Hinsey has a special hole waiting for her in hell, I'm sure. Lynn is called "frosty" at the office and Stephanie is always being talked about behind her back. They call her Lays of her Life. I guess making fun that her show is Days of Our Lives?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:48 am
No. 908 Ruby Dee says:

I don't know any of these people or employees. I am a lowly soap watcher. I watch all CBS shows. I've had my suspicions about some of the actors Hinsey raves about and like one of the previous posters, I have seen her go on and on about Blondie's in her column.

Free publicity for herself! She's a piece of work. Even if only 1% of this is real and honest about her, she should be run out of town along with the other two women. Though I believe 100% of it.

I am calling them tomorrow first thing. I will cancel my subscription to Soap Opera Digest. These people should not be rewarded for the treatment of others.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:57 am
No. 909 Reena Dekker says:

Oh, forgot to say this.

Right now, Digest and Weekly are the laughing stock of not just the soap industry but the publishing industry. This thread is being read far and wide throughout the industry. If Digest and Weekly want to recover from this, they're going to have to do some serious housekeeping and set impecable standards of journalism.

I suggest hiring Mimi back immediatley. And bring back Alan Carter pronto. Both are highly regarded and do have high journalistic standards. Both are sorely missed. And get Connie Pasquella (sp?), better known to most people as Marlena de la Croix, back too. She's got experience running a soap magazine (she did Afternoon TV back in the early 80s).

And try to get back some of the SOW staff Carolyn ran off. Mark McGarry was an excellent reporter. Robert Schorck also did some fantastic work. Freeman Gunther. Many, many others who worked under Mimi whose names escape me at the moment.

Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada has been mentioned before. Nelson's a good reporter, a very good one in fact. I admire much of what he does. However, lately he seems headed down the road Carolyn paved with all the name dropping, inside jokes and fantasies he incorporates into what are supposed to be news reports.

Best of luck in recovering from this Digest and Weekly. You were both once great, respected magazines. Hope you can be again.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:09 am
No. 910 ohdee says:

Time for bed… I wonder if this topic will hit 1000 by the time I log in tomorrow?

I don't know if the stories about Cameron & CH are true - if they are, though, I'm not sure who is the bigger whore.

BTW, my SOD subscription expires in Sept - perfect timing! I absolutely refuse to support a company which allows this kind of office terrorism to happen.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:22 am
No. 911 Brook Logan says:

no 907, A View from the View.

Eewww! Disgusting.

But thanks for that report. Guess the casting couch is also a publicity couch.

My opinion of Cameron, which was never very high, has gone down tremendously.

This woman is truly a mess. The Devil Wears Lane Bryant indeed! Sorry it took this long for her to be exposed.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:25 am
No. 912 Reena Dekker says:

And good luck to all current Digest and Weekly employees. I know Monday is going to be a tough day at the office.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:03 am
No. 913 Bob Guza says:

One note of caution to subscribers considering cancellation. At GH, we would consider those cancelling now to be SUPPORTERS OF CH who were angry about her firing rather than subscribers who were DISGUSTED BY her. So think carefully about the timing and way to let SOW and SOD know how you feel.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 6:07 am
No. 914 Evangeline Williamson says:

Good Luck to all the SOW/SOD employees who were brave enough to speak out against the 3 in this thread. I hope all goes well for you.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but listen to Bob Guza. Sorry, Bob. I'm not a big GH fan at the moment. Give Elizabeth a story line! Sorry I disgressed.

I think he's right. Don't cancel your subscriptions to SOW just yet. In fact, I hope that the first issue that doesn't have her name on it as editor, sells out. I hope it's the biggest selling issue in history.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 6:43 am
No. 915 Need Scoop on GH says:

Darn. I hate that I missed the SID article on Beverlee McKinsey. I by that magazine maybe twice a year. I buy the SOW mag every week. Not anymore, though. I think I'll just wait to see what happens.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 7:16 am
No. 916 Relieved Soap Fan says:

I have no idea if CH slept with CM or TK. More disappointing to me is how they sucked up to her knowing how what she was like and how she treated people.

It's just disappointing is all. But it's only my opinion.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 7:21 am
No. 917 Bob Guza says:

Thanks Vangie — you know I'm right, babe. All I ask for GH is that you give "The Big Pussy" a chance. Seems he'll fit right in with CH.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 7:56 am
No. 918 Sad For Soap Fans says:

What started as a heavenly choir of voices uniting in joyous celebration of the devil's downfall has, almost inevitably, turned into a funeral mass for the soap industry so many of us love. Make no mistake: Carolyn and her co-horts are evil and brought upon themselves everything they are and will get. But at the same time, they can't be held responsible for the death of the industry.

There's a lot of blame to go around where that's concerned.

Why does SOD put John and Marlena on so many covers? Because that is what sells. That's why every magazine, from Digest to Weekly to In Depth to People… they put on their covers what people buy. That's how every aspect of the entertainment industry works. Do you think the staff at Entertainment Weekly put The Hills on the cover a week or so back because they think the show is fantastic? No. Because they know it will sell.

Sadly, the soaps have completely forgotten everything they ever knew about romance. Even Y&R, which was once the epitome of swoon-worthy TV, now gives us ridiculous crap like Restless Style, the Grudgeon Reliquary, etc.

GH has completely given up on romance in favor of violence, misogony and killing off legacy characters such as Georgie and Logan.

Someone earlier asked why Passions never got a Digest cover. Um, because nobody watched the show. Why would you put the lowest rated show on television on your cover when you could put DAYS or Y&R there and sell five times as many copies?

While we're talking about people who helped kill the industry, let's not forget:

*… the publicists, who were just as guilty as Lynn in letting Carolyn get away with the crap she did. Despite everything Digest did, even when there were five or six more magazines on the market, they always got the best covers. Their behavior was basically rewarded.

*… The Powers That Be who have allowed actors to become so powerful that they control storylines. Ever wonder why some of daytime's most popular characters don't reunite despite the fact both actors are still on their shows? Because the powerful actors are childish and refuse to work together.

* … the executives who refuse to hire GOOD writers and then — and this is an innovative thought — let those writers actually WRITE the shows. More than one headwriter has been told, "Okay, I like what you've got lined up for November sweeps… now… can you throw a tornado into the mix? Or maybe a train wreck?"

*… those same execs, who REFUSE to listen to what the fans want. In their pursuit of young viewers, they completely ignore the fact that in the old days, when soaps told good stories, all kinds of viewers — young, old, men, women — were tuning in in droves. Now, the execs have effectively driven away millions upon millions of viewers, and then shrugged and said, "Blame the OJ trial." No, the blame rests squarely on the soaps and those who run them and the fact that they wouldn't know a decent story if it bit them on the ass.

Should we celebrate the final downfall of Carolyn and company? Without doubt. Should we blame them for everything that is wrong with the industry today? Not by a long shot.

And that's NOT only just my opinion.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:03 am
No. 919 I'm With U, Relieved Soap Fan says:

I totally agree, Relieved Soap Fan. It truly does not matter if CH ever had any sex at all with Thorsten Kaye or Cameron Mathison — both men DESERVE to be called on the carpet for the insane amount of kissing up they did to this woman. How can anyone say thorsten wasn't interested in press and had no ego — if that's the case then why was the guy sitting down with her for carolyn's corner all the time and always quoted in "it's only my opinion"? He especially knew what he was doing. I don't care if he let her fondle him or not, its sleazy. It's back to the u reap what you sow philosophy. They smiled at her and chatted her up and let her constantly publicize them in glowing terms and they looked the other way at the shoddy 'journalism' and how she and SOD/SOW treated their castmates and colleagues because they care only about themselves. They're just as bad as Lynn in my book. Sex or not, they're still whores.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:10 am
No. 920 Megan Gordon says:

Sad for Soap Fans, that was a terrific posting. You hit every point perfectly. It's such a shame. The entire industry used to be a HUGE moneymaker for the networks. Daytime was the most profitable division for the three nets back in the 80s…now they are practically bleeding cash. And the way each show now has cut their casts and sets down to nothing it's like watching a super low-budget high school drama where the same six people, who are often related, wind up sleeping with, marrying, divorcing, remarrying, divorcing and cheating on each other because there's no one else in town to do anything with or to! Remember not so long ago when there were scenes set at lunch at GL's country club? There would be 20 cast members spread out among different tables and interacting. You got the sense this was a real town and it was fun watching everyone interact because that's what soaps are about: seeing how people deal with one another in good times and bad. It was fun. Every show had its Mona Lisa or Doug's Place or Ruby's or Tops or The Colonade Room and they were always having big parties and bringing their 40+ cast members together to see who clicked with whom and which couples might take off and which friends viewers wanted to see more of. All gone. Now a few people sit in a room and look at a slate of a pathetically shrunken cast and say, "okay…this character can't be romantically linked to character A because that's her brother and character B is her father and character c is her son…but character d, who was her son in law last month and is now her best friend's husband, she can get with him." who cares. It all happens so fast that you can't even care and it's very, very lame. It might seem like i'm digressing here but the point is that CH and SOD have a huge part to play in this decline in the industry and that's why we're all here.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:21 am
No. 921 Question says:

Another board is claiming that Carolyn Hinsey fed scoop to a rival fanbase. Doesn't sound like she would have time for that with all her other antics or that she had high regard for the "fishwives". Anyone have confirmation that she did this stuff?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:32 am
No. 922 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

Hey, just asking: any chance steph gave TOM the STD and not the other way around??? I mean, the girl did give it up to every dude who had two lines of dialogue on a soap!!!

Remember that song, "blister in the sun". I love it but now it reminds me of little miss herpes so that stinks.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:39 am
No. 923 918 Fan says:

Excellent post. Copying, pasting, printing out and sending to anyone who might listen. Well said.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:40 am
No. 924 Call em as I see em says:

I'm With U, Megan Gordon, and Sad for Soap fans:

How can the same points you're making be so crystal clear to everyone except the people working in the industry?

Apparently, working for the magazines is survival of the fittest. Lynn Leahey filled her inner circle with people who had the same sadistic control freak tendencies as she did. Talent wasn't appreciated - it was pushed away. Hard work was expected from the rubbish.

The networks are not better. Fire a soap writer today, and the networks replace them with someone who was fired from another show for being a failure. The same thought process applies to the producers. Jill Farren Phelps and Bob Guza have run General Hospital into the ground, but they have a stranglehold on the show that not even annual ratings drops can break.

The networks are just recycling the same tired, washed up writers and producers from one show to the next. They bemoan the future of soaps, but when was the last time fresh meat was brought into the shows?

It's time to face the future with new ideas, new stories, and stories that haven't been done on every show already. It's not that hard! Fan fiction writers can do it. Why can't the writers?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:42 am
No. 925 Marty Saybrook says:

No. 919. Agreed. Thorsten Kaye knew exactly what he was doing. Does anyone recall how Carolyn gleefully reported in her column about the 2007 Emmy awards that TK called her while she was at the hotel pool (no doubt chasing stars around with her tape recorder while sipping fruity drinks) and invited her to sit with him at the Emmy show. She was so happy to get to sit up close to the stage rather than way in the back where they put the rest of the press.

Yes, TK knew what to do to get good press from her.

And on a related note about the Emmys. Don't think its been mentioned here yet. But in 2004 or 2005, Carolyn missed the Emmy ceremonies (being held in NYC that year) because she was a bride's maid in a wedding in LA that weekend. She talked about that some in her column. But what she never disclosed was that the bride at that wedding was Rena Sofer!

Yes, GH's Lois Cerullo, the real-life ex-Mrs. Wally Kurth, had Carolyn as one of her bridesmaids. They became buddies back when Rena was playing Rocky on Loving.

Although reading some of the postings here, it seems Rena and Carolyn are no longer BFF.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:47 am
No. 926 Blow Me, Stephanie says:

And one more thing. Stop trying to make every show into another "laguna beach". It doesn't work. go back to being a friggin' daytime soap. I don't need the jerky camera moves on GL (not to mention the ridiculous settings of one character after another just having random conversations out in a field. ATWT is turning over more and more airtime to that as well. How many times can characters chat in front of the local school or in parking lots before it gets really old. I'm here to tell you that it's already gotten really old. and I don't need the new mtv-style look of B&B either. I have to say, OLTL is just about the last soap to actually look and feel like a soap these days. not that it is great by any means, but it does nostalgically remind me of when i was watching soaps 20 years ago. they have more than three sets and a decent sized cast — that's more than most do today.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:48 am
No. 927 Good Morning, Lynn and Steph! says:

It's almost 9….do you know what the rest of the industry has been reading and laughing their asses off about all weekend long??? That's right, it's jossip's thread on you two losers!

Hold your heads up high as you head into the office, 'ladies'. I mean, what else can you do? It's not like you can dispute one iota of what's on here, so just try to make believe it's not happening (only it certainly is!!!) hee, hee.

a former abused underling!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 8:52 am
No. 928 speckles says:

Good morning!

Just a quick not to send some positive energy to everyone who is heading back to work today. It's going to be an interesting day for you all. The air will feel alot fresher but the tension will still be thick.

I hope you will come back here and tell us how it went.

Last night I sent emails to the various people mentioned here with strictly a fan's observations of how the magazines and award shows have changed during these women's reign and this morning I'm headed to the post office to follow it up with some snail mail.

I made no comment about the behavior of the actresses and actors mentioned in all these posts, my personal feeling is that they alone are responsible for their own behavior. I will admit that I will look at TK (and others) with a little more of a jaded eye (even if all they did was some major butt kissing and nothing more). I am under no illusions. They are working in a business that has different, shall I say, steps to success. It would be easy for me to judge them but I can't, I haven't walked in their shoes. I will say though, I'm glad I'm not the one who has to get up and look into their mirror everyday. I don't know that I'd like what I saw. But that's me.

I am very impressed at the caliber of all of you who are working behind the scenes, aside from the bad behavior, it's hard being everyone else's secret keeper. You all are fabulous and you have my gratitude.

I'm sorry that you all had to put up with so much for so long and I believe a better day is upon us all.

This 'fish wife' loves her soaps!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:10 am
No. 929 KPfeiffer says:

I've been watching this since the first few posts and am delighted you have this catharsis. Please forgive the length of this post.

I am but a fan and one out of the "desired demographic" but should not be as I am most assuredly a consumer of products sold by these shows and the magazines (until I was completely turned off…will expand later on that! *).

I am e-mailing the publishers in question to support the good, honorable, decent staff who have tried to fulfill the nitch for Daytime fans and their shows to be properly covered. ALL those in management who permitted this inexcusable behavior need to be removed if not sued and reported to the proper agencies that are designed to make a workplace other than this travesty. All three specific individuals must, in good conscience, be removed and never again placed where their poison can be administered.

To the stars "outed"…actually to those who did no evil against their fellows that is…fear not. Most fans are far more sophisticated than given credit for being. Few are the drooling village yokel so many in the "business" think we are. If you are nervous because your sexuality is now public knowledge, don't be. Indeed I pray you find the self confidence to embrace your true selves like other performers like John Barrowman or Ellen Degeneres have done. We CAN tell the difference between the performer and performance and you can play leading man/lady in a hetro role and have your fans accept that AND you fully. Those of you syncophants and weasels who have made life hell for YOUR co-workers deserve the fallout!

Now for the threatened expansion * LOL. I started watching soaps as a child with Another World in the 1960's. I have watched every show for one period or another with some becoming "family" like DOOL, OLTL and fact I watched (note the ed) GL for over 30 years. On RARE occassions I tune in now but my stomach hurts too much by what I see. History ignored/rewritten, hack writing, "pretty" trumping talent and so on and so on. THIS is what is killing the shows, just ask us why we stopped watching after YEARS of faithfully watching or taping to view later! Hell, my husband was a fan of DOOL and GL so it isn't just "fish wives", he's a successful business owner!

Reading these posts I now understand the answer to the question I have had for ages, "What in the hell happened to my shows?" The sorts of things happening behind the scenes are KILLING the very medium you all profit by! That is idiocy. I am sincerely glad that one chief idiot is out and pray the other two are soon to follow. Maybe the shows can clean out the rats that are gnawing at the infrastructure of their shows too.

As for the magazines…I started reading and subscribing to SOD with the FIRST issues. I devoured each issue and even saved ever so many issues from years gone by that had "special" meaning to me and my shows. I stopped the magazines not because of the cost or even that my particular favorites were shut out over and over (Digest awards…what a JOKE, we all figured that out) but because the quality, frankly, sucked. Now I see why! How could even a future Pulitzer quality writer produce anything worthwhile under this trio? For a while I would pick up the odd issue of SOD or SOW but noted both going the same direction…again, now I have the answers.

I would LOVE to have my shows back and the press that cover them (hell even "lightweight" entertainment stuff like "In Touch" or "Us" would suffice). BUT under NO circumstances will I purchase either of these as long as LL and SS are still affiliated with either publication and should they become employed by another publication it will be off my reading list as well.

In an economy where the consumer is becoming more and more careful of where their dollars are being spent I can but hope the publishers will listen and not permit this situation to continue.

You have our support!
Kathleen Pfeiffer (not ashamed to put my name on this and hoping you will be freed of the threat of retaliation to use your own names one day as well.)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:43 am
No. 930 SOD Survivor says:

Gotta correct at least Stephanie's age. Someone above said she's 33 to 34. Nope. Her birthday is in early January, and in 2008 she turned either 39 or 40, I think it was 39. And I'm not sure CH is quite 50 yet — when I worked at SOD she celebrated her 40th and that was not 12 years ago. I'm not sure of Lynn's age but I think she's very close in age to CH.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:46 am
No. 931 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Thanks for everyone for the definition of "fishwife." Around here, we just call them "trash." It has nothing to do with being married or watching soaps. "Trash" is just ignorant people who refuse to grow in any meaningful way. I, obviously, know a lot of soaps fans. Most of the women are white collar and educated, half are not married/no kids.

About the J&M covers, yeah, SOD published recently that the J&M fans admitted to buy 3 issues every time they are on the cover. So yeah, the J&M fanbase is 2/3 smaller than it claims to be. lol

Go look at the SOD message board Stephanie thread. She was taking orders from them. With Drake being number two for the year for number of episodes, and yet the ratings are lower now then they were last year when his character was in a coma for half the year.

So why all the J&M covers? Is it because SS is a blatant J&M fan? Or are Deidre/Drake kissing someone's butt at SOD? Or is it because the J&M fans buy so many to overinflate the size of their fanbase? Just from the obvious fawning CH did over Drake in SOD and SOW, you can't tell me he didn't kiss up to her.

Why is no one commenting on whether or not Drake participated in a phony publicity stunt last year with his fake firing? If it was a real firing, say so. DOOL ex-writers have said they were writing John's return while the funeral was airing, so obviously his return was planned all along. Fan and media outcry had nothing to do with his return since it was in the cards all along.

I disagree with the person who said casts sizes are small. DOOL's is way too big. Half the cast doesn't get any airtime at all. Plus the show is constantly adding actors who are under the age of 25 with no acting experience, who end up bombing with the audience. These newbies usually get rewarded with constant frontburning storylines while veterans get stuck with maybe two episodes a month if they are lucky.

B&B is too small cast-wise, but it's only a half an hour show.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:51 am
No. 932 Itchy Crotch says:

Yeah and by the looks of SS' photo on the SOD site, she's aging like the old herpes-diseased whore she is!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:52 am
No. 933 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

As for Nelson Branco, I'll spork my eyes out if SOD or SOW hires him. All of his articles are about himself and which guy he thinks is the hottest on soaps. SOD/SOW would turn into "Daniel Goddard Digest."

He's just as bad as SOW with the blind items on who is gay or not. Most of his breaking news comes out the Friday after SOD and SOW are already on the newsstands. It makes me laugh when I have already read the "breaking news" several days before he puts it in his column.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:56 am
No. 934 President of United Fishwives Union says:

I would love to be a fly on the wall at the SOD/SOW offices right now.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 9:59 am
No. 935 Good Morning, Lynn and Steph! says:

Speaking of phony firings and even phonier fan outcries…is anyone out there old enough to remember when Deirdre's Marlena was found 'dead' on the floor of her apartment at the hands of the salem strangler one friday afternoon??? There were photos of fans protesting outside the studio (those photos still turn up in mags in stories about either deirdre's die-hard fan base or the power of fans to effect change on their shows). the 'story' went that fans inundated the studio with calls horrified that marlena was killed off and that the show then called in the cast to RESHOOT scenes on saturday or sunday to make the storyline that marlena's twin sister samantha was actually killed and marlena was alive and well — that episode aired monday. Many people believed, and the media happily went along with the studio's and deidre's tale that it all happened over a weekend as a result of the fan's outcry for marlena not to die. Many days veterans roll their eyes upon hearing the story now. actually, just about the only days vet still around from that time is suzanne rogers — if anyone cares to give her a call to comment i'm sure she'd say it was never true at all. The rest of the cast really resented the way deirdre used the plotine (which had long been planned and shot — i mean, do people today really think they would have rewritten, reshot and got to air a completely different storyline in one day when they always shoot ahead of time???? it's ridiculous.) But …i'm referencing this to illustrate the thing with drake hogestyn that he and SOD milked the stupid "john dies" plot for publicity and SOD goes along with it to sell mags. never mind the truth.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:01 am
No. 936 DrakesHugeEgo says:

Yea, I remember that. It was laughable even then and I could not believe fans bought it. But what's even more laughable is that they bought it with John's last death. Hahaha. That was so preplanned. Only an idiot could not see through that. The so called DHs have got to have dueling egos. I am guessing THAT is why there is no love scenes between John and Marlena, not that they were cut. And who suffers? Other actors, other fans and the show. It's would be no surprise that CH and company were in on the joke and do their bidding. The notion that this ancient couple sells magazines makes me laugh and the "love scenes between them are "hot" speaks to the bullying of a few fans with the help of the actors.
No, no proof. Just spend a minute at one of DAYS fan gathering to understand what bullying of fans means.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:37 am
No. 937 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

no. 934, love your s/n! lol where can I join the Fishwives union?

I'm too young to remember the Deidre publicity stunt. Now, shows shoot 2 1/2 to 3 weeks ahead of airdate. Every veteran of DOOL says they only shot one episode a day in the 80s, so they had to have an even longer turn around than that.

Drake had less than 10 fans protesters outside of DOOL's studios last Fall. lol

Does anyone remember Drake shit stirring at his fan event in June 2007? He was hinting then that his days were numbered. Then the "John dies" storyline was leaked online in August. I have also heard from a very reliable source that DOOL themselves leaked the screencaps of John being hit by the car online.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:40 am
No. 938 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

I forgot to add, that SS claimed to try to get the "cut" love scene of J&M's from DOOL to put on the SOD website. WTF? Would she have done that for any other fanbase? No. Of course, she could have been just bullshitting all along to curry favor with the J&M fans. It's in her SOD/DOOL thread. Those are her words.

I don't know if the scene was cut or not, but Deidre does tend to exaggerate in interiews on how "hot" her love scenes are. She's 60. She's been know to use body doubles. GMAFB

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:44 am
No. 939 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

Um…why are there posts trashing John and Marlena of DOOL and by extention the actors? That sort of thing should stay on the show's message boards and not, IMO, on this thread. I don't want the show and would prefer to see us stay as close to the subject at hand. Thanks!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:50 am
No. 940 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

I meant to say that I don't "watch" the show.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 10:51 am
No. 941 DrakesHugeEgo says:

Because the facts are the facts: SOW and CH and SOD and LL and SS seem to be complicit in covering lies for certain actors and/or shows. I would bet a year's salary, the death of John was a planned gimmick and CH and DDH were a party of it. I would also bet another year's salary there were no "CUT" love scenes. It was just another come on implying favoritism on the part of CH and the press. How many times do a certain fan group scream "They sell magazines" therefore they should get the frontburner all the time. It was bogus. And people should know the truth even if the ugly truth included actors culling favoritism to get the press to push the myths.
Truth is truth. DAYS is no different than AMC or any of the NY shows. Games are played behind the scenes and honest actors and their fans get screwed when some kiss up and get lies and spin to push their agenda.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:00 am
No. 942 Zarf says:

I love that there's almost 1000 comments here!

We can all guess the "big news" coming - the possible exits of Leahey and/or Sloane, because of one big huge event - Soap Opera Weekly is going to cease publication and/or be combined with Soap Opera Digest.

We need a good thread summarizing all of the actors who are Teh Geigh!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:02 am
No. 943 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

It has to do with SOD/SOW giving all their attention to one soap couple. If you have read SOW at all the past year, CH called Drake "the star of DOOL." The attention he got from her is on par with TK and CM. If TK and CM were kissing her ass literally or figuratively, why can't we question if he did also? If he didn't then someone can say so. Drake did everything he could this past year to draw attention to himself. The soap mags helped him accomplish that. Why can't we question why he got all that attention?

If Drake's firing was phony, then why didn't the soap mags report it instead of going along with it? It has to do with journalistic integrity. Obviously SS and CH have none. Hopefully SS and LL will be let go too. Under someone else's helm, are we going to get journalistic integrity or more spin from actors/journalists/studios?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:05 am
No. 944 Zarf says:

Re: GH and DOOL monopolizing covers

This is hardly a new event. I stopped reading Digest for many years in the 1990s because DOOL was the ONLY magazine they would ever have on the cover. I used to call it "Days of Our Lives Digest" because there was literally a DAYS cover every damn issue. (Until the whole late 1990s kerfuffle with Ken Corday, where the show wouldn't give the magazine any scoop.)

Weekly used to at least feature some of the other shows from time to time.

Regardless of ratings, GH and DOOL have had the most intense fanbases for a long, long, LOOONG time and they have always pulled in a big chunk of the covers. Y&R would maybe be the only other show that pulls in the sales and the covers.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:06 am
No. 945 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

As a DOOL fan, I do think it's ridiculous the amount of covers they get. Almost every week, DOOL, GH, or Y&R are on the cover. B&B is number two in the ratings, and the biggest soap in the world, yet doesn't get a lot of covers.

DOOL's second to last in the ratings recently, but gets a lot of covers. I know DOOL is number one as far as soap based websites/message boards are concerned. But Deidre Hall not being on DOOL for two weeks, and bitching about it, isn't cover worthy. Half of the cast of DOOL isn't on once every two weeks.

I'm sure as soap mags fan we can all agree that soap mags need to stop with the phony covers of actors being "out" when it just means they aren't filming for two weeks. They do that with several shows. It's so annoying!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:13 am
No. 946 Need Scoop on GH says:

Please don't shoot me down, but I have a question about 'fan bases'. Okay, so from a couple of posts here, GH and DOOL have the most active fan bases. People are writing in letters, calling the networks, and such. Then why are they experiencing the lower ratings, and have been for a long time. Y & R has been a top show for years, and you don't hear much about their fans. Well, maybe I don't pay attention because I don't watch the show. Should the networks immediately respond to outcry from fans or take a look at the quality versus the quantity of fan reactions? I've been to some of these soap message boards and have noticed, the same people post over and over and over and over again. 5 unique users posting 200 times does not a groundswell make. 200 users posting 5 times a piece sounds a little better. Just wondering.

Now back to the real focus of the board. Any news yet? Are LL and SS still afloat?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:17 am
No. 947 soapdude2008 says:

So it was mentioned that Van was gay (which I knew) but Jake is a question mark. Can someone explain that?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:25 am
No. 948 Susan Piper-Posting from Hell says:

Good lord, is anyone suprised that the overly tanned and primped Cameron Matheison, publicity whore extrodinare, might be sleeping with someone to get ahead (or get head.) The man can't act his way out of a paperbag!!! If it is true about the sex, these actors have no one to blame but themselves…yes it is a tough business but good lord, for your own sense of decency and self respect, go out and get a real job where you dont have to sleep with fat cows to get a mention on a magazine that a very small percentage of the population buys.

I would think brick laying would be preferable to whoring out for a photo in a dinky mag. But then I suspose your might mess up that plastered on hair and you wont get the attention you desperately crave!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:29 am
No. 949 Alan Carter says:

To any and all posters here who have mentioned my name in the same breath as Mimi Torchin, you have no idea how that makes my face light up.
Mimi is and will always be the classiest woman in this business. She is warm, intelligent and how about this for a novelty - smart and interested in putting out a good product.
Over the years I would marvel at how her staff, and rightfully so, would work their tails off for her. Because she respected and appreciated them so.
Meanwhile, Digest had a revolving door at the front exit from all the people who found themselves at the mercy of the Talent-Free Trio.
If anyone from Sourcelink Media is reading this, hear this well, Mimi can save your publications and they need saving. Now more than ever.
For the record, I'm very very happy in Los Angeles and while I'm flattered people have put my name into the mix of "what if", I am not interested in any role that would require me being in the same room as Lynn Leahey or Stephanie Sloane.
I hope my good friends at the magazines today are being protected my tyranny, insanity and ridiculous game playing. They deserve as much.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:42 am
No. 950 Yet Another Soap Fan says:

I'm just a soap fan, but I'm not surprised about the unimagible crap that has gone on between, about and by these 3 women. I work in corporate America and I've experienced similar treatment. Sad to say, it goes on everywhere.

I'm in total solidarity with all of you.

That said, and imagining the unimaginable - that TK and CM had anything to do with the 3 Witches at all - brings to mind the old days of Hollywood, where people had to be nice to Hedda Hopper, Walter Winchell and Louella Parsons in order to get any kind of good press.

I can't blame them (or anyone else) if they felt that this was something they had to do to pave their way to bigger and better things professionally. Who among us hasn't done something in our professional life that was abhorrent, just so we could move to the next level?

So, to the stars that played that game - please know that this fan (and others I'm sure) don't really give a damn.

And to those who were outed on this thread, please also know that the majority of us want only great stories on our screens.

We want you to be happy, out and proud!

Once again, I'm only a soap fan who felt the need to contribute to this thread. I'm posting in solidarity with my sisters and brothers of the soap world who have been treated so badly.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:44 am
No. 951 Art Smith says:

I freelanced for Weekly, SID, Soap Opera News Weekly and was a full-time employee of both Soap opera magazine and Soapdish magazine over a decade ago.

I can attest to much of what has been said on this board. I too was asked to pitch SOD stories and they did in fact steal those pitches, never giving me credit at all let alone offering me freelance work after the fact.

Carolyn Hinsey personally threw me out of a fan event snarling in my face that it was because i had called her on stealing my story ideas. She was and is a complete, disgusting pig.

Ms. Leahy called my then boss, Joanna Coons, at Soapdish and insisted that I be fired for calling Carolyn "a bitch" at said event. It was a lie and Ms. Coons was smart enough to see right through it. She kept me on board but dealing with the SOD crew never got easier and their shenanigans continued to cause problems and aggravation for most people in the industry who weren't on their temporary and short list of pals.

It's frustrating to me now that so many of the people they've wronged are still afraid to go on the record with their name here even as their feelings and stories are being validated one post after another.

So many people lived in fear of her and continue to do so and that's the real crime here. Like so many others in this tiny industry, I decided to leave once i realized how the game was played. I loved my soaps but I loved my self-esteem and having a normal, healthy career much, much more.

I'm writing under my real name because a former editor of mine explained that many who are still in the business (not working for SOD or SOW even, just at rival publications) must remain anonymous on this board in order to protect their bread and butter. When I said that was ridiculous and that things would never change if that was STILL the prevailing attitude I thought I should put my money where my mouth was, like my new idol, Mr. Alan Carter!

So here I am, Art Smith, I've been out of the soap magazine business for well over a decade, and very happily so.

Good luck to those of you who are still at the mags, you'll need it since I'm betting (hope I'm wrong) that Stephanie and Lynne won't be fired anytime soon. And, if my former editor is right, Ms. Hinsey will soon be employed again at a high profile post.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:49 am
No. 952 Jamie Saunders says:

Hey Carolyn, no doubt you're reading this, or at least hearing about this. There's a place where this level of hatred won't find you. Where people have their own baggage, as well as former colleagues, lovers and friends who hate them. A place where people will give you a chance based on what you have done TODAY. I'm a new member of a group called Alcoholics Anonymous, and it has CHANGED my life. The level of hatred being thrust your way on this board is something I can relate to. But there is hope. If you decide that AA is for you, there are meetings all over Manhattan. I was a miserable prick six months ago and people were afraid of me. Today, I'm no longer miserable and people aren't afraid of me. Nobody deserves the public flogging you have received. I always looked for those yellow pages in Soap Digest so I could read your column first. I loved it and I will miss it. Please know that the Hell you are in now will pass. I'll pray for you and I hope you get some much needed luck and joy soon!!! All the best, Jamie

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:52 am
No. 953 Linn Lay-hee-hee says:

After so many days of reading these horrible, mean postings here I felt obligated and compelled to speak directly to YOU dear fishwives, I mean readers!
I want to speak directly to some of the charges being made against me and Stephanie Sloane, who is so damn pretty! Isn't she?
Let me answer these charges one by one. And I know there are nearly 1000. Please forgive me if this takes a moment.
*Ive cried all weekend at the notion I am out of touch and don't know what's going. The 1,357 people I fired in the past five years didn't just walk out without me knowing, okay?
*Out of touch! Que nonsense! I was just talking to whatshisname, the producer of "Edge of Night", and they're going to be on the cover very soon!
*Well, first we have to do another "Days" cover. Stephanie is featuring all the men on the show she hasn't tried to bang.
*It's also alleged here I know nothing about managing people. Please! I read Marie Antoinette's "Keep Em Down, Keep Em Happy!" Let them eat (cup)cake!
*Im rude to the staff? I laud over them how much money I make? That is ridiculous. If they actually knew how much money I made, they would burn this mother down! (See, I don't always sound so ladylike! I can make a joke!)
*Isn't Stephanie pretty? I know I said that before…but I hadn't said it a minute.
*I vehemently deny saying Elaine Flores was a "nappy headed ho." For one thing, I love that colored girl! And, her hair isn't nappy. It's not pretty either, but I digress.
*Speaking of colored people, Elaine, Andrea, Alan…everyone who has worked for me who is colored's name has started with a vowel! Why do those people do that? Maybe another time, another thread. But Im curious!
*In closing, I want to address these ridiculous rumors about Carolyn orally servicing actors in her office or their dressing rooms! The idea that she put anything in her mouth besides a box of ring dings (you expected me to say ding dongs, didnt ya!?) is ludicrous. Besides, when did she ever stop screaming and yelling enough to put anything but food in that pie hole!
Okay, Ive done enough. Time to dash. Stephanie and I are going for matching haircuts! She is trying to look like Kristian Alfonso - the Falcon Crest years and I'm going for a simple bob in the style of my favorite current actress on soaps Beverlee McKinsey!
Signing off, till December!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:53 am
No. 954 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Need Scoop on GH, icam with you. TPTB on the soaps and the soap mags are not paying to the true number of fans to their shows. If SOD and SOW were paying attention, they would not have published 5 letters from the Daniel/Chelsea fans on DOOL last week. Go to DOOL/Soap City board. They only have 5 fans or so. Most of the fans think this couple is pretty gross. Yet they get published. This couple until the past few weeks, have been on the front burner for months.

As far as Y&R goes, only the Shick and Phick fans seem to be vocal.

BTW, I want to make sure that no one thinks that I am insinuating that Drake or Deidre did anything sexual with CH or anyone else in the mags. I was just questioning why the mags won't blow the cover on the phony Drake firing last year.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:54 am
No. 955 Sympathazer says:

"Nobody deserves the public flogging you have received" There are many, many people who would beg to differ, Miss Jamie.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:56 am
No. 956 Payback says:

Art Smith, I hope you're wrong about the remaining two in the Trio Of Terror not losing their jobs. At the very least, SS should have the vise grip she has on DOOL taken away from her once and for all.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 11:58 am
No. 957 Sergei Radzinsky says:

As someone who DEEPLY understands the closet, let me reiterate to the actors here that our love and support of you will not diminish one whit. Whether you confirm or ignore, it has become irrelevant. Truly, you will not lose a single fan because of this…it has become SO passe and trivial to soap viewers. That said, the "outing" attempts here reflect a community whose desire for honest information has been suppressed for far too long (read Sara Bibel's blog today to see it written right!), and this is a reaction to too much "party line" for too long.

Like many of you, I am waiting breathless here for the next act, in the hopes that honest journalism…less interested in spoilers…more interested in letting us into the minds and hearts of our actors, writers, directors, producers and so forth…emerges from these ashes.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm
No. 958 Positive energy to SOD/SOW underlings says:

I wanted to check in and see if there is any news and I see there's not. Feh.

Employees of the harpies, don't risk getting yourself in trouble by posting here from work. Even on a cell phone. DO, however, find a cyber cafe durihng your lunch break and fill us in. But if that's too risky, wait until you get home.

I'm angry that these people have been in the public purview for so long and disappointed in the soap industry. I miss the great P&G soaps like Search for Tomorrow and AW. Lord knows that ATWT and GL are floundering.

To the harpies — I suggest you all find psychiatrists immediately and also seek addiction counseling and treatment. Even this fishwife can see that you are all damaged goods and are in need of in depth analysis and behavior modification.

So to all employees, know that we fans have your back. I stopped my subscription to SOW shortly after Hinsey began her reign of inanity. I promise that as soon as the other two bitches in that imaginary triumvirate are unemployed that I will subscribe again.

God bless you all and have faith that we fishwives really do care.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:03 pm
No. 959 Ryan from SF says:

I am sorry to see Carolyn go. I'm sure saying that will get me flamed but I'm gay so I'm used to flamey so I don't care.
She is one of two soap journalists (Michael Logan is the other) who has the balls to call things out and say it like it is.
Even when it isn't pretty.
And there is a lot of "not pretty" on soaps right now.

Everything said about Carolyn on here is hearsay to me. I don't know her personally. I don't work at Digest in New York. Maybe this is all true. Maybe it's not. I don't know.

But I will miss reading her every week in Digest.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:04 pm
No. 960 Alan Carter says:

Art Smith! Welcome to the board, and thanks for also putting your name out there.
And thanks for making me your idol! :)
Hi Sergei, good to see you here this morning, too. You always make such good points. Maybe when this is all said and done and the losers are kicked out of jobs they've had too long, you and Art will find yourselves writing about soaps!
And to Positive Energy, you said it best –people shouldn't post from SOW or SOD — I know they will be cracking every cyber code they can to find out who is posting info here. The truth apparently DOES hurt.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm
No. 961 IHeartAlanCarter says:

Mr. Carter, we need fine people like you back in this genre!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm
No. 962 Alan Carter says:

Ryan, I AM gay and I worked for Carolyn. At the next Homosexuals Meeting I'm going to get your card revoked.
Maybe it's true? It's hearsay? Remind me NEVER to want you on a jury of my peers.
There is a difference between writing about things that "aren't pretty" and being vile. Get back to me when you know the difference.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm
No. 963 Mason Capwell says:

To Reena Dekker: I positively love your screen name. Carla Borelli and I salute thee!

To Other Posters For Whom This Thread Has Turned:

It seems that the intent and focus of this thread has badly strayed from it's original target of Hinsey and the related targets of Sloane and Leahey.

I feel compelled to point out that a lot of the criticism being leveled at certain actors for promoting themselves, their careers, and their respective characters is somewhat misplaced. After all, this is what actors DO. By and large actors do not become actors so that they can merely perfect their craft; many (most?) also want fame and fortune or, at the very least, to further their careers.

Stars and actors cozying up to entertainment journalists is nothing new. And they have been doing it since time immemorial, probably since William Lincoln invented the zoopraxiscope. So if a star is using his or her pull to promote themselves and their projects, there isn't anything particularly wrong with that. And it is nothing new about stars leaking gossip to soap columnists; Hedda Hopper, Luella Parsons, Walter Winchell, Page Six, Ausiello, and the whole historical lot have their "BFF's" who leaked info in order to get good press. All of them can't be Sissy Spacek retreating to the hills of West Virginia or somesuch. Hell, even SHE has appeared on The View to promote a Hallmark movie or two. Acting at its heart is an egocentric business, not something that performers do solely to appease the fans and they are not necessarily betraying you or me by furthering their careers.

Having said that, stars have also crossed the line, often tattling about the private lives of the ones they didn't like, betraying each other to Joe McCarthy, helping blacklist their peers. So, please don't confuse with what I'm trying to say here as a defense of any particular actor or even their practices in general. But I don't necessarily see the news value here in whether or not Drake (and DOOL) milked John's death for publicity of a storyline or whether or not Koslow or Thorsten or Cam of John Paul Lavvossier did deeds with Hinsey that are more suitable for a Saw sequel.

What IS the point — and "it's only my opinion" — is that Hinsey, Sloane, and Leahey abused their power and position to put stars of any gender in the positions they were in to get coverage.

Or how the journalistic integrity of SPW established by Mimi Torchin (who I have called "the gold standard" for years) was systematically dismantled and tossed in the trash heap in favor of turning that magazine into a twisted reflection of Hinsey's egocentric dementia.

Or how Hinsey, Sloane and Leahey wielded enough power and influence to put those stars, publicists, and producers in the positions that they wound up being in….regardless of whether they chose to play their game(s) or not.

Or, most importantly, how Hinsey (and Sloane and Leahey) were tin pot tyrants who abused staff and other employees who had wanted to love their jobs as much as the genre they covered.

I'm not telling anyone to shut up or to go away or not express their opinion. I only would ask that those who feel that "letting the cats out of the bag" about certain actors or actresses rethink those positions and consider that a lot of these so-called revelations could be just as detrimental to your favorite shows and characters as anything Hinsey, Sloane and Leahey have done. NBC is itching to pull the trigger on Days. GL is hanging by a thread and ATWT's survival is rumored to be tied to the former's fate. ABC is behind its three shows, but with SoapNet becoming less soap-centric by the day and the costs of their shows not shrinking considering the expensive talent employed, this could be the excuse to get rid of a number of actors (read expensive or deemed expendable)…some of whom might not even be involved in this mess. Given the precarious position the entire soap industry is in these days, these kinds of "revelations" — whether true, false or in between — might be just the motivation that some network executives wold need to pull trigger on characters, actors or even a show or two. So please consider this before taking a bludgeon to the stars and shows.

It's my belief that the focus should be on these three harridans more so than the actors and actresses. Hinsey, even more than Sloane or Leahey, has helped damage and contributed to the destruction of the very genre she — as a gatekeeper of one of its leading publications — claimed to love.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm
No. 964 Art Smith says:

Thank you Mr. Carter. You are a class act all the way!

I'm not going to post again, though I'll definitely keep reading this thread! I just wanted to make one final plea to anyone out there who has a legitimate beef with one or all of these three women. I understand if you are currently employed by SOD or SOW that you cannot at this time freely come forward on a message board to air your grievances with your real name above them, but that is not the case with many others out there who have been reading and posting all weekend.

There have been many calls to forward the thread to HR at Sourcelink or hopes that future prospective employers of Lynne, Stephanie or Carolyn might stumble upon this thread and rethink hiring them. All I can say is that all of the complaints listed here in these almost 1000 posts will carry far more weight if they have your real name attached to them. Please, if you're at a rival publication, a network, out of the business, maybe even an actor who was on Carolyn's bad side — you don't have to dish every last gory detail, but please just get on here and say, "Yes, this is true. It happened to me and it shouldn't happen to others."

Otherwise this whole thread just comes off as sour grapes, which isn't the case, or as a bunch of posts about who is and is not gay (which, I admit is also a lot of fun!).

And on that note, regarding outing, if your an actor and feel that you need to stay in the closet then rethink going into a business where you're doing interviews with the press about your personal life all the time. I don't want to hear you tellin a reporter about the kind of wife you're looking for while we all know you have a boyfriend. It's insulting and safe-hating.

Okay, I'm stepping off the soapbox now. Carry on!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:28 pm
No. 965 Fan Bases says:

I was under the impression that AMC had the most active fan base for Zach and Kendall. I believe they've been mentioned more than enough times. You can't tur They write, call, send the actors that portray Zach and Kendall hundreds and hundreds of gifts. Also, these 3 bitches benefited from these "campaigns" because they are on the lists. I agree with the 200 posts by the same 5 people reference. That is what has happened at a few of these boards thus the reason I've left most of them.

Don't get me started on my feelings about fan based boards. The crap that goes on behind the scenes of these boards would fit in very well with what is going on at the mags. Especially one star's personal "official" board and the another one he is a focus of. You think you have 900+ posts here? Start one about fan boards and watch what happens.

Any way, sorry to get off topic. Back to CH and her monkey butts. Any word on the atmosphere at the office? Its probably nearly impossible to get on the site as I'm sure the monkeys have the internet being policed. I can just picture people smuggling their phones into the bathroom and checking in with us to let us know whats going on!!

Hang tight people! We're right there with you, backing you up!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm
No. 966 Alan Carter says:

Art Smith! I think we have just traded idolotry!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:31 pm
No. 967 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Oh please. If NBC pulls the plug on DOOL, it won't be because of something posted here. NBC wants to get out of soaps, period.

Corday doesn't help things by sacrificing good, consistent writing, for quick publicity stunts. DOOL went down hill when they brought back several characters back from the "dead" 4 years ago. It made the whole show an even bigger joke than it already was.

He never takes the blame when a fan fav gets killed off, he blames the writers. When the actor gets rehired and the character comes back from the dead, he gets all credit! Corday is ruining the show, not the fans on a message board. Why should the fans care when someone gets killed off when they know that character will return a few months later? Corday made DOOL a joke.

I will buy subscriptions of the mags to my friends if once they called Corday out on his shit instead of just repeating his spin.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm
No. 968 Carla Scott says:

Bravo, Mason Capwell!

Very eloquent.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm
No. 969 Lesley Webber says:

Mason, darling, if you have left the West Coast for the City, please refer to the AA information above.

Perhaps if you were off the bottle (a reference to the moniker you chose), then you would have read Donna Love's post at 508 and realize the Koslow reference was in regards to Hinsey's infatuation with Koslow and not to some alleged deed by Koslow.

Also, you're point is off the mark as it is also the fault of certain actors that the shows are in the mess they are in. Actors who have used SS, CH or LL to perpetrate lies about their own popularity and defraud their fanbases into being that they have "saved" their jobs and therefore wield power with the shows are just as destructive. They reinforce the crazy fans into believing that by spamming polls and mailing items en masse to the show and hijacking message boards, they will be rewarded. Enough is enough. It's time the lies are brought to light. Further, the full misdeeds of SS, CH and LL cannot be revealed without their accomplices being exposed.

There's a difference being being nice to reporters or taking them out to lunch and using magazines as a smoke screen to pull the wool over the audiences' lies. If we, the fishwives, just sit and take it and not call 'bullshit' when we see it, then we, ourselves, deserve that unflattering moniker. So, no, the actors who tried to manipulate the system do NOT deserve a pass. Sorry. They made their beds . . .

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm
No. 970 Alan Carter says:

Calliope Jones Bradford, Reena Dekker, Mason Capwell…I wish you guys were writing for the soaps…or even the soap mags! Perhaps you are. But if you aren't you should be! Your posts are insightful and well-written and thought out and making me realize I need Starbucks in the worst way! I cant keep up. :)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm
No. 971 Sergei Radzinsky says:

Alan Carter says: "–people shouldn’t post from SOW or SOD — I know they will be cracking every cyber code they can to find out who is posting info here. The truth apparently DOES hurt."

True! But I am worried that renewed isolation will put these people back in jeopardy. SO USE YOUR BLACKBERRYS. Just to say you are okay!

IHeartAlanCarter says: "Mr. Carter, we need fine people like you back in this genre!!" I'm gonna join the chorus, even though Mr. Carter has made it clear he doesn't want this. I'm telling you: Esoapstar and Soapstarworld were AMAZING, and they are proof to me of what is possible. Mr. Carter would understand online/print synergies far better than the current crew.

I'm not trying to draft Alan Carter…but I think he represents the *sensibility* needed.

Even the "gay" thing is germane: I think part of what we saw from the previous SOD/SOW was a misogyny, borne by professional women who had disdain for the housewives they believed to be their audience. They never sought audience expansion, to broaden their base.

A gay male soap viewer/writer understands that a RAINBOW is watching these shows, and they could appeal to an even bigger rainbow of viewers. I think someone with a broader sensibility could help open up the market. A gay male viewer has fought to love his soaps, even when the world has said it is wrong. THAT is an ardent fan (maybe with a bit of tough love to offer)…and that is someone who will use the pulpit of the mags as an advocate for genre.

I am very tempted to day to call the fulfillment house and cancel my SOD subscription. However, I'm leery of this being interpreted as a protest of the firing. So I'll hold on and give Source Interlink A LITTLE time to get their house in order.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm
No. 972 Lesley Webber says:

Eyes not lies.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm
No. 973 carolynwishshedbangedme says:

can't touch this
na na na na

hahahahhaha so we get the last laugh you fat ugly bitch , bake as many cupcakes as your fat ass can handle thats the only comfort you will get!!!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm
No. 974 Alaye says:

Wow! I always thought came across as a not so nice person but I had no idea. Does anyone know why she trashed Renee Elise Goldsberry the who time she played Evangeline Williamson and Shemar Moore the who time he played Malcom. She has never given any praise to any performer of color. She never said one anything I read about Debbie Morgan or Darrell Williams coming back to AMC. They are fantastic actors. Was she also prejudice?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm
No. 975 Lesley Webber says:

Sergei, don't fall for that. Those two back-to-back posts were the result of damage control by the magazines. Can't you picture Lynn writing the first and Stephanie the second?

There's no way in the world that a cancellation would be attributed to Carolyn's firing, not with the existence of this thread.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm
No. 976 Jake McKinnon says:

So true carolynwishshedbangedme!

I am getting worried about the employees of SOD/SOW. It's about 1pm and haven't heard anything. How can we be sure they haven't been taken hostage?

Has anyone sent this to TMZ yet?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm
No. 977 Mason Capwell says:

Alan, Carla, thank you both. Alan in particular I have held in the highest regard for years. And, no, I don't write for a soap magazine or site…but that may change soon.

As for those who "disagreed" with me, I would like to clarify what I think was either a failure of communication on my part or slight misunderstanding on yours:

• I do not let any actors or actresses "off the hook" or absolve them of anything they may have directly contributed to this awful mess.

• I have not said that a show will be cancelled or actors fired specifically because of allegations made here.

In both instances, I maintain that in the former there isn't much value to these stories when they STRAY AWAY FROM Hinsey herself. And in the latter, I maintain that this stuff could be an EXCUSE to pull the trigger on an actor or show, not the actual reason. I did say rather explicitly, "…stars have also crossed the line, often tattling about the private lives of the ones they didn’t like, betraying each other to Joe McCarthy, helping blacklist their peers. So, please don’t confuse with what I’m trying to say here as a defense of any particular actor or even their practices in general."

The FOCUS should be on Hinsey and Leahey and Sloane and specifically how they have contributed to the crises that is the current state of soaps and the utter decimation of editorial integrity of SPW and SOD, which is the very reason for this thread in the first place.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:04 pm
No. 978 Alan Carter says:

Sergei, I'm putting a check in the mail to you right now. lol
You flatter me and I appreciate it.
I'm with Jake. WHAT is going on there? I hope everyone is okay. But if history is being repeated, they are being yelled at, belittled, told how useless they are, how they can be replaced "like that" and how they have no value. Probably too many on staff believe that stupidity.
Hopefully, they said enough is enough and Lynn and Stephanie are duct taped to chairs. Being forcfed cup cakes until they go into a diabetic coma. A guy can dream cant he?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:06 pm
No. 979 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Lesley Webber, you rock the casbah.

Alan Carter, you've got some balls using your real name. God bless you. Thanks for the nice compliment.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm
No. 980 IHeartAlanCarter says:

I still love you Mr. Carter!!

Oh please come back to soaps!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm
No. 981 DingDongTheBitchIsGone says:

#621, it is on topic. Wasn't there a denial @ SOW from Marie Wilson? Was CH covering her best pal Rog’s ass? Who is lying?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm
No. 982 Mason Capwell says:

To Lesley Webber:

If you think that I'm Stephanie or Lynn "posing" on this thread, I'm a 6 foot tall, 43 year old Black man who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Personally, I don't see the resemblance between myself and the three witches from The Tempest. But if you do, either you need your eyes checked or I need a good plastic surgeon. LOL

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 983 Alan Carter says:

No, thank you Calliope and I HeartAlanCarter (I should be this popular in my personal life, lol)

Alan, and his balls, have to ring off and go to my job. Where, fortunately, I will be treated with dignity, respect, and my bosses at some point in the day will tell me how much they admire and appreciate me (even if I have to remind them to.) HA!

Please everyone, send good thoughts to all our friends who need it. And if we are going to draft anyone to take over the mags, I've made my nominee clear…Mimi Torchin, through any good or bad times Ive had in this business, Ive always looked to her as my figurative guiding light - as sappy as that sounds. She truly is the gold standard.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm
No. 984 Sergei Radzinsky says:

Mr. Alan Carter (I love that phrasing–like a Southern Belle–maybe AW's Lila), no check is needed for my sincere positive thoughts. On the other hand, if you DID want to repost those Jonathan Sharp photos…well, that would be very kind of you LOL. (They have essentially disappeared from the internet, which is a horrible shame).

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm
No. 985 Alaye says:

Can Soap Opear Digest and Weekly be save?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 986 Lesley Webber says:

Mason, you're confused, darling. Please reread my post.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. 987 Sergei Radzinsky says:

No #985 Alaye: "The plan to save SOD/SOW". That is more like it…

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:25 pm
No. 988 IHeartAlanCarter says:

Sergei, did you guys do Soap Opera Update? Their photography was spectacular.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm
No. 989 Steppany Sloan says:

Linn told me not to post here today as I have been crying so much she says "I am not pretty right now."
That is utter nonsense! I am always pretty. And I told her so. Pretty enough to be a soap star.
So I want to post, not because Linn told me not to, but because I am tired of the lies being purppertratred (can someone from copy spell that for me?) on this site about me! I am not an ugly person, I do not do ugly mean things. I am pretty!
So, let me answer my critics right here and now head on. (Linn did tell me not to use the word "head" but she didn't explain why.)
Anyway…here goes.
*I cannot defend Carolyn Hinsey. I never liked Carolyn Hinsey. She isn't pretty.
*I have not had sex with the entire cast of Days. Well, not the current cast. (Do extras count?)
*Cupcakes? Okay, confession time. I dont even bake the fricking things. The only thing I can get hot in the kitchen is a man. I buy them at Gristedes and slap my label on them. Silly staff!
*Oh, and lets be perfectly clear. Tom, my dear Tom, never gave me HERPES. He gave me HERMES. He has such nice taste you know.
*It's in my contract that Days has to be on the cover every nine out of ten covers. So?
*And even if I did have herpes, why would people write such not pretty things?
*For all the people supposedly in the industry reading these posts and "laughing" at me, I want you to know I have a very long memory. I was just telling that to some guy I did, his name escapes me, yesterday. He looked like my Tommy and I figured, oh why not.
*As for charges I have been rude or haughty or aloof to the staff! Please!I make it a point to talk to at least one female staffer PER WEEK. And if we had more straight guys on staff, I'd bang them, too! Please. Do you think I LIKE having to fly to LA for sex every two weeks!?
I have to run. Im on deadline with yet another interview with Drake. He is going to mention how he loves baseball. He bores me silly, but love the chest hair! Tom never was very furry!
Bye Peeps!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm
No. 990 Mason Capwell says:

Lesley, let's just say that my original post on the subject and my clarification were clear enough.

Everything else is becomes "I said, but you said" and it's counterproductive.

Suffice it to say I am beyond thrilled Hinsey has been fired and I hope that Leahey and Sloane are next. Can we at least agree on that?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm
No. 991 Alaye says:

Wow this real life drama sounds better than the one's on T.V. expect Y&R right now.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. 992 speckles says:

'Probably too many on staff believe that stupidity.'

I adore you Mr. Carter but I have to take issue with your statement.I don't think they believe, it's more like they've been brainwashed. What's it called? Stockholm syndrome?

If it all changed today, the fact remains you still have all these abused people, some of whom who have been working in this enviornment for so long that they don't know or don't remember anything else.

Like others who have posted here, I wish you or someone like you, who recognizes this could take charge and guide this group of hard working talented people as they relearn the meaning of mutual respect. You'd certainly provide a calming, uplifting influence.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm
No. 993 Lesley Webber says:

Mason, one last post and hopefully this will clear the matter up completely and without need to hijack this thread. When speaking to Sergei and referencing two back-to-back posts, I was referring to two posts early this morning that were, truly back-to-back. The first cautioned people to not cancel their subscriptions, the second to chime in with agreement to the former post. I do believe that those two posts were likely damage control by the magazines. It was a joke to say that it was actually Lynn and Stephanie, though it is not too far-fetched to believe that one or the other director a staffer to post them. I did not imply, nor do I believe, that you are either of those two ladies. I was not referencing you in my post ot Sergei. Clear?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm
No. 994 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

LOL to Alaye. Instead of the annual, "The plan to save DOOL," we can help save the soap mags. The plan is simple. Get rid of the other two heads of the hydra. Then start reporting facts and not spin and bullshit. The truth is always more shocking than fiction. The soap mags should act like a watchdog over soaps instead of just being a spin machine for them. They need to stop offering coverage for gossip for actors too.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm
No. 995 Alaye says:

I remember when Tom Eplin was engaged to Tracey E. Bregman in the early 80's. I heard they broke up when took up with Ellen Wheeler.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 996 Lesley Webber says:

Steppany, not for a second do I believe it's you. If it had been, the post would have sounded more like:

Stephanie: How did you feel this weekend when hearing about this thread?
Stephanie: My feelings were hurt. People are jealous, of me, I know, but I never realized how jealous.
Stephanie: Would do you want to say to your critics?
Stephanie: That's it's all so untrue. And I'm sorry if I ever offended anyone.
Stephanie: Will any employees be retaliated against?
Stephanie: Of course not. Lynn and I strongly believe in our employee's first amendment rights.
Stephanie: Really?
Stephanie: Oh, absolutely . . . Are we off the record? I'm going to hunt down the rats and castrate them myself. That didn't record, right?

I've read the woman's interviews. She doesn't know how to write. She only knows how to hit record on a tape recorder and transcribe. Or does she have an underlying do that, too?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm
No. 997 Mason Capwell says:

Lesley, the attribution of exactly what and who you were talking about did indeed clear it up.

Back to our regularly scheduled program…

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm
No. 998 Sergei Radzinsky says:

Not just watchdogs. Sara Bibel talked today about an in depth story that was done about Hogan Sheffer when he first started. Just this weekend, New York magazine did a more detailed (albeit not sufficiently critical or analytical) article on Ellen Wheeler's GL.

THAT is what the soap press should be. Analysis, criticism, interviews that get us INSIDE the HEADS of the creative people…including the actors (but not exclusively the actors).

I'd also burn spoilers forever.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:47 pm
No. 999 destructioncomplete says:

Let's stay on topic…and we all know what that is. Any new stories to share?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:49 pm
No. 1000 Alaye says:

Hogan Sheffer was a great head writer on As The World Turns. But I heard he could not write his vision on Days of Our Lives cause Korday interfered with it. I think he is doing a good job on Y&R because he is not writing the whole show. Hogan likes to focus alot on the new genration instead of alot of verterns. I am glad Maria focus on verterns.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm
No. 1001 ex-cupcakeEater says:

I sent this thread to TMZ, Jake. Hope it works. I had to deal with them as a publicist working for individual actors. They were horrible. I was told point blank by Carolyn that if I didn't use Blondie's for my actor's fan event, SOW wouldn't cover it - we were based in L.A. She was a vile, unprofessional drunk at the event, took over Q&A, and was really nasty to fans who were paying a lot to be there. The actor and I reported all this to my boss, who then spoke to LL, who in turn did nothing except tell Carolyn. She called the office and told us that we were all "dead to her", and "don't think that cunt you represent, or any of your clients, will ever get shit in our magazine." Well, the actor is now in primetime, and the office refuses to represent any soap people. It's just not worth it. There is more that I've been told 2nd hand about Stephanie, which pretty much is what has already been said here: That she bangs actors, and she's a hated pest on the DOOL set. The thing is, I was new in the business, and I loved soaps, so I was thrilled to be doing this. I work in publishing now…much easier and, you know, PROFESSIONAL.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:53 pm
No. 1002 Trisha Alden says:

#999, actually there are still some hanging questions that could use an answer. Namely regarding how the "performer of the week" got chosen. And even though the polls are clearly fixed. Are they fixed by fanbases or the mags themselves?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm
No. 1003 JustAFanofOLTL says:

Is CH the real reason OLTL was hardly ever mentioned in those mags? And I want to know if she had anything to do with the demise of Evangeline Williamson/REG and her romances with John/ME and Todd/TSJ were hot. She had a huge fan base but for some reason…..we are not heard!!
Can someone please say something about this…if you know anything?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm
No. 1004 Max Holden says:

How wonderful. How wickedly delightful. Finally the fall of the "evil" reign held by Carolyn Hinsey on the Soap World for far too long. Bu even better, the utter shattering of the smoke and mirrors of the entire soap communitity. It has been fantastic to see the insiders, finally standing up and speaking out. Why should these things stay hidden in our crazy little communitity? i say, BRAVO, to each and every one, speaking out and marking the last days of the 3 witches reighn with full exposure. And for those of you, crying about the cruelity of the TRUTH being exposed, I say "horse manure". Our industry has been dying for far too long and perhaps this "kick in the ass" will awaken the soap community for it's blind stupor. Let's keep this board going, shake the entire community as a way of celebrating a new era in the name of the wicked witch. If your gay, deal with it, if your a leaker , let it be known. Everone speak the hushed truth and have some fun, in what's become this pompous community of control and secrets. As for you fans out there, you are truly loved but PLEASE try to refrain from posting on this particular page, as not to dimenish upon it's impact. Read, enjoy, and celebrate this new day of truth. Insiders, blast away. Ding dong the witch is dead. ;-). Let's shake up this community like an earthquake in Harmony. LOL.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm
No. 1005 Calliope Jones Bradford says:

Sergei, I just read the GL article. It was very good. Ellen got to have her say. The magazine posted facts of their own. They weren't part of the GL spin machine from what I read.

GTG DOOL was excellent today, btw. No spin! lol


Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 1006 Devon McFadden says:

Just remember for every subscriber who complains about the rag, CH's fan buds i.e. Marcia from Arkansas are probably flooding the mailboxes complaining about the mistreatment of poor Carolyn.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:01 pm
No. 1007 JustAFanofOLTL says:

Also… guys have gotten rid of your/our wicked witch(with her "ugly step sisters) soon to follow…… can we help ABC to get rid of Brian Frons?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm
No. 1008 Cousin of a Digest Employee says:

Alan, I hope my cousin and all of the employees are being protected! I agree with you, Mimi Torchin could SAVE both of these publications. The idea of destroying daytime TV just to hold on to these 2 witches is outrageous. I hope that the studios and shows are calling the company to get Lynn Leahey and Stephanie Sloane out of there!

They have used their clout to make love matches for themselves and to promote 10 stars and 2 shows while destroying everything else in their path. They are Tornado Bait!

My cousin hasn't been answering her phone or cell phone. Here's hoping for good news inside of those offices and not more abuse. Don't be fooled, people, Lynn can be very abusive too. I am worried, but will keep you guys posted when I hear something!

Thanks for keeping this Thread/Board going and it's you fans that are keeping these underlings safe. Alan may not want to comment, but Alan, I admire you because you kept your staff Will, Jeff, Devin and Tom safe from the vulgar cursing and violent attacks from the NYC office/Carolyn and Lynn.

Though you say you are happy in LA, I think you should be hired in NOT just an editorial sense but also as a Human Resource mediator, the staff would feel safe with you and Mimi running things. I am sure my cousin will be axed today, but she is still proud she stood up and spoke on this board.

Keep them in your thoughts today, fans!

Oh, unlike what someone said, Yes, DO cancel your subns to these 2 magazines. When you call to cancel, they will ask you why you are doing so. They just don't do that without your opinion. You tell them you will never buy the magazine until Lynn and Stephanie and Carolyn are gone and stay gone. You cannot trust what you are reading until then!


Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm
No. 1009 Alaye says:

Well I don't believe everything I read or hear but it seems in this case however she was not very popular to say the least. It sounded like power went to her head and she got burned.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm
No. 1010 Just_Wow says:

De-lurking to say I have really been enlightened about this Soap world. I mean, WOW! Not judging (who am I kidding, of course I'm judging!) — I don't even watch soaps but this shit is CRAZY! I may have to start DVR-ing some of these shows! :) Seriously tho, I am pretty worried about the people who still work at SOD and wonder why none of them have posted so far today. STAY STRONG, GUYS! YOU'LL BE OKAY!! Let us know how you are!! I can just see that Stephanie chick and her minion Lynn (or is it the other way around? I lost track) holding them all hostage in a staff meeting room at gunpoint, demanding to know who posted on this site! Farfetched? I think not. I'm scared for them!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm
No. 1011 Alaye says:

What bothers me is Brian Fron and Jill Phern Phelps and Bob Guza are still roaming around cauing all kinds of hell. When will they get there as well.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm
No. 1012 Felicia Jones says:

Gay -
Mark Valley
Ricky Paull Goldin
Christian LeBlanc
Jacob Young
Greg Rikaart
Rick Hearst
Eric Martsolf
Jane Elliott
Tuc Watkins

should we expose more?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm
No. 1013 SOD Survivor says:

Lesley Webber, Stephanie did have an underling transcribe her recorded interviews, at least when I was there and until things got slightly shortstaffed.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm
No. 1014 Alaye says:

Eric Marsolt and Rick Hearst? What?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm
No. 1015 Tony Jones says:

No, Felicia, but thank you for asking. That is not the point of this thread.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm
No. 1016 Peyton Flanders says:

I really hope some SOD employees will start posting this evening as this thread is turning into a typical soap message board. I suggest the fans stop outing actors and stop asking about backstage dish on GH and OLTL and stick to the topic at hand. We don't want this to turn into a joke.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:20 pm
No. 1017 soapdude2008 says:

Basically Felica, I just want to know about Jake SIlbermann. Earlier some said he's a question mark. Can you clarify that?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:22 pm
No. 1018 speckles says:

'should we expose more?'

Why? Shock value?

I'm betting those of you in the industry already know and we 'fish wives' really don't care if the person can act.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm
No. 1019 Bitch, PLEASE says:

To Max Holden –

As a soap fan for 35 of my 45 years, I resent your implication that we should not be involved. We DO matter and it is only by letting TPTB know that we care about the genre and it's media coverage that the genre will survive.

I've worked under despots such as CH and passive-aggressive insecure women like LL and SS. While I may not be part of the industry, I am relevant, as are the other fans who care enough to pay attention and exhibit concern.

Your post shows little regard for the people who keep the genre and it's affiliated publications going and implies that you are no better than CH, LL, or SS. I suggest you reevalute your position and embrace the fans. We DO matter, sir, and don't you forget it.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm
No. 1020 Kay Bennett says:

This thread is linked all over the internet. So naturally there will be people here wanting to read all the actor dish.

Let's keep the focus on the three witches, which is the purpose of this thread. Hopefully we'll hear from some SOD/SOW employees and even more hopefully, they stood up and banded together!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm
No. 1021 Doubtful about a Cam hookup says:

I agree with Tony Jones. I don't want or need to know. Take it to the TWOP gossip thread. If you really want people to pay attention to this thread, it needs to sound less like a gossip-fest on soaps and more about the issue at hand.
TMZ or any serious major outlet is NOT going to want to weed through a bunch of "outing" of soap stars to get to the real story.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm
No. 1022 Eden Capwell says:

Now I know why those rags only covered 2 shows and about a dozen actors. Everyone else was dead to them!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:27 pm
No. 1023 Alaye says:

I wonder where Carolyn will land next hopefully far away from the soap world.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:29 pm
No. 1024 Carrie says:

I hope that we do hear again from SOW/SOD employees later today so we can know what, if anything, will be the fall out of Hinsey's dismissal and hopefully 2 more to come.

I understand why some might think this isn't the right place for the following comment, but I will make it anyway simply because it seems clear that people with the ability to affect change in the soap industry are reading this:

Soaps are in trouble because the writing has been terrible. It is why I stopped watching ATWT. It is why my interest in GL is hanging on by a thread. It does not and never has depended upon any one actor or character or couple on the show. In fact, too much of any one actor, character or couple quickly becomes unwatchable, no matter who–even my very favorites.

Fans respond to integrity of writing and respect of the genre. This is sadly lacking at Guiding Light in the last 4 years (with some recent improvements) and other soaps from what I can tell. If you want to win back fans, please write stories that are realistic, that speak to universal themes of relationships between all sorts of people, not just random hook ups, which is what a lot of the pairings these days seem to be.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm
No. 1025 Just_Wow says:

Seriously, I don't care who's gay or not. That "outing" stuff just sounds vindictive and immature to me. I want to know how the current employees are all doing today! Are you guys out there????

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:32 pm
No. 1026 Max Holden says:

To 1019,

I'm afraid you misunderstood my position. I adore soap fans, and over the years have been one more often then not. I simply want the fans, to understand that if constant posting is done on this thread, with inquires and comments, such as "I want Marlena back with Roman", that it will weaken the impact of this ground breaking thread. Please read all, enjoy and relish, but please understaND HOW TRULY important and impactful this thread is and that while there are 1000's if not millions of places to vote your voices for characters and show comments, this is the first and only, open to the public thread that is finally speaking behind the scences TRUTH. If you want to continue to enjoy the exposure and web of control and deception by these industry witches, please don't tarnish it with "I love Sami" content, which will only drive away the inseiders telling the FANS the scoop. Hope that this clarifies for you my position. Soaps only exist because of the fans, i know this, now here's your chance to hear the REAL behind the stage antics. Real LIFE/not character life.

Max Holden ;-)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm
No. 1027 Alaye says:

I am sure we will hear from them. My guess is they can not log on here at work.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm
No. 1028 Just_Wow says:

What time do they get off work? Man, this is better than any soap I EVER watched in college! Soap writers out there: here's your Emmy-winning storyline, baby!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm
No. 1029 Dr. Eve Guthrie says:

I fear for her next employer(ees). These three "women" should be sent to a deserted island with no food.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm
No. 1030 Goodie2Shoes says:

Seriously, as I posted days ago, I don't see what "outting" actors has to do with CH getting fired. Who cares? Stick to the topic.

Hopefully, all the workers at SPW are doing fine and just busy? I hope.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm
No. 1031 Sergei Radzinsky says:

Yes, at this point the outing is almost an attempt to derail the thread and subject it to ridicule.

Most of us are just hanging on to hear something from the staff, I think…to know they are okay.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm
No. 1032 Reva Shayne says:

1019, Bitch, please — no one said you didn't matter in the larger scheme of things, of course fans matter.

I agree with Max, however, that allowing this thread to devolve into a typical message board free for all of fans trolling for gossip, especially about who's gay, or sniping at and baiting one another and getting huffy with one another, will do NOTHING but diffuse the very REAL topic at hand which is that an industry's publication of record was co-opted into a glorified fan club newsletter, and it's workplace turned into civil rights abusing cesspool.

That's all that was intended. Fans ARE central to the industry, and THAT's what has been forgotten and it has helped lead to the gutting of soaps. But in this particular instance, this thread needs to stay focused on professional misbehavior and abuses. Anything else drains its impact.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm
No. 1033 Just_Wow says:

This is so crazy that I'm actually afraid for those poor people! Even the ones who were sucking up to those awful women Friday are probably getting reemed. I have two words for the current employees: hidden camera!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. 1034 Reva Shayne says:

Sorry Max, I should have known you would speak for yourself. I didn't mean to intrude; my trigger just got tripped. Sorry.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm
No. 1035 Just_Wow says:

Reva Shayne: I totally agree! The only outing that needs to keep taking place is the outing of civil rights abuses these terrible women have doled out to innocent people for years. Creating hostile work environments is ILLEGAL, and in my opinion, Carolyn, Lynn and Stephanie should GO TO JAIL! Yes, ladies, if you're reading this, and you're so vain and insecure that I know you are, you could be facing criminal prosecution in the future. Sleep tight!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm
No. 1036 Miranda Mona Montgomery says:

Seriously, #1025. I honestly could care less. I'm interested in the actors, I want to love the CHARACTERS that they play.

It's so not important, I think it's kind of ridiculous, actually. Why should I care if someone is gay or otherwise? They are ACTING with the "pretending".. Sheesh. Sounds like the networks are about 15-20 years behind the soap fan.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm
No. 1037 Dana Carvey says:

I agree with Reva and the other posters who say that this thread should stick to the matter at hand — the firing of Carolyn and the abuse that she heaped upon workers and the fact that Leahey allowed it and Sloane did her own damage.

Other sites will be happy to speculate on sexuality and storylines.

I am hoping that current staffers aren't in danger for the following reasons:

A) The greatest threat to their safety — Carolyn — is gone.

B) I'm sure Lynn and Steph are too concerned about Carolyn herself showing up at the office with a rifle — or a set of brass knuckles or a roll of quarters in her fist — than they are in blasting co-workers.

They still have two magazines to get out; and Carolyn was indeed a work horse — emphasis on…oh, that's too easy, forget it.

Hopefully, they're throwing themselves into work.

Meanwhile, the rest of us wait for news from our sources, posts on this board and the NY Post story on Weds.

Stay the course, people.

A thousand (plus) posts of light.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm
No. 1038 Trish, Eric Forrester's ex-secretary says:

What do you bet that security at SOD/SPW has a picture of Carolyn at the desk with orders not to let her in?

Heck, orders to call 911 if they see her at all!

Hopefully, they have her height and weight info, too, so in case Carolyn tries to sneak in dressed up like Massimo Marone they can stop her.

I really wouldn't put it past that loon to show up, ready to take people out. She has no more clout. She's lost her salary, her so-called power, and her 'friendships' with the soap stars.

And here's the best part: she may still have her column at the Daily News BUT she isn't going to want to watch about 40 hours worth of soaps a week for that one little column.

It benefitted her to keep up on all those shows when she ran Weekly and did the 'Opinion' column but now…all that's gone.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm
No. 1039 Buzz Cooper says:

Trish, Carolyn does have time on her hands right now, what with being unemployed and all. Want to or not, she does have the time to watch 40 hours worth of soaps a week.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm
No. 1040 Trish, Eric Forrester's ex-secretary says:

Sure, Buzz, she has the time, but to make that kind of investment when all she's getting is her NY Daily News fee?

As opposed to her big fat check from Weekly and Digest?

Plus, she's not going to be able to call show editors and get verification on specifics.

Believe me, she's going to hate it.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

(Can't believe I haven't seen that line already in this thread, but I don't think I have.)

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm
No. 1041 Alaye says:

This is too deep for me!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm
No. 1042 It all is beginning to make sense says:

I'm curious, with all the "threat of outing" coming from those witches, is this why there was hardly any coverage from these mags regarding the POZ event held at Prohibition this year and last? I barely saw a mention. Lots of money was raised by individuals, fan bases and corporations yet NOTHING was mentioned in the magazines.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm
No. 1043 An Insider says:

Hello Posters, I work for one of the soaps. I can assure you that if you keep this board to the point of - these three horrible women, you will not only do daytime justice, but would be helping the current SOD and SOW employees.

There are meetings going on today throughout the industry. A very "High" rated soap, not the one I work for has decided they did not want to give DIGEST their major cover story that would be going to press this week. They are losing their clout and everyone at the soaps, all the soaps want this behind them. That means Lynn and Stephanie have lost thier "cover" and I can assure you Carolyn Hinsey will not be landing on her feet.

So please, I know it's fun to out and tease the actors and it's fine to discuss the ones that used their "assets" to get favors from these 3 horrible women, but don't devolve into a gossip thread. You are winning the battle but you will lose the war like this.

Again, you don't know me and you don't have to trust me. But think about it. Yes, it's fun and exciting and entertaining, but a lot of people's jobs are at stake today and we need to be in solidarity behind them.

IT is fun and entertaining because it's about soaps and Hollywood, but these peons at SOW and SOD are suffering and your support of them is needed.

And support your shows!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm
No. 1044 ex-cupcakeEater says:

Forgot to add to my 1001 post: I had also carefully arranged to have other soap press cover my client's fan event at Blondie's (Soap Opera Update? can't remember the others) and Carolyn wouldn't let them IN. According to her it was supposed to be exclusive. When I booked the place I was very clear that other press would be there, and was told there was no problem.

Anyway, I agree with the above posters, that this has to be about the abuse of power of these three women, and perhaps the actors who did dirty for her. The "who's gay" stuff is a private matter, and should stop. And take the fan couple questions to TWOP. Thank you.

I'm really worried about the staff. Hope they're ok.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm
No. 1045 IckyBang-Bang says:

I agree with the non-outing position. This is not the place to "out" actors - it is the place to "out" and expose the horrible, awful, abusive treatment these three soap hacks have done to the magazines and the soap genre as a whole. The fact their circulations suck is why people are finally listening. Their product sucks. They don't have to be mean to their people on top of it.
I dont want to see anymore outing on this site about gay actors. But their being gay does mean ONE thing. They never had to put out for these three wickedly-untalented, vain, ugly dames. Who ever said any of them were pretty? If this is pretty, I will become gay my damn self!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm
No. 1046 Father McShane says:

**flicking holy water on the SOW/SOD office bldg**
**flick** **flick**

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:23 pm
No. 1047 ZipITFelicia says:

#1012 Felicia. Congratulations! You have dragged this very worthwhile board into the mud with your "Gay" list, which by the way, is inaccurate. Jane Elliot? Sorry, but you are wrong. For decades, Ms. Elliot has kept her head above the fray. Instead of trying to get her name in the soap press by becoming a loose-lipped tattle-taler a la Hickland and Bailey-Smith, she has chosen to concentrate on her Emmy-winning work and her family (two terrific kids). By not playing the game the way that the three witches want her to play it, Jane has no doubt been the victim of their heinous lies and whispers.

So enough with the gay witch hunt — let's keep this board focused on the injustices that have been dealt us by the triumvirate of real witches we know and dislike so well — COWryln Hinsey, Stephanie Sloane and Lynn Leahy.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:26 pm
No. 1048 ohdee says:

I have to admit the reason I subscribed to SOD was Carolyn's column. Of course, I didn't know the behind the scenes b.s. going on.

I used to wonder, though, why she seemed to always put AMC down. Considering what I've read here about her "relationship" with TK & CM, I still wonder… unless she did it because she didn't like their storylines.

Also, I don't understand why AMC has been filming outdoors so much since it's got to be more expensive than studio filming. Since the Soaps are having financial problems and all, why would they do that? It doesn't seem to be improving ratings.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:28 pm
No. 1049 Alaye says:

I read her column one time and that was enough for me. I was only interested in cover stories and scoops.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm
No. 1050 Tammy says:

Wow! I have wondered forever about the appeal of CM. He is PAINFUL to watch but It's only my opinion….Sorry, I regress.

The animosity that these women have inspired from people with such a love for the industry blows my mind. They should have been our voice (particularly before the internet). They did not represent us well.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm
No. 1051 KPfeiffer says:

Wouldn't the whole "Use Blondies or else no publicity" scheme be a form of payola? If so wouldn't it be wise to send first hand information to the N.Y. State Attorney General's office for investigation?

I completely agree that all three of these women need to be removed for gross violation of many labor laws not limited to sexual harassment as covered in title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:

* The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
* The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
* The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
* Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
* The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.

The entire atmosphere described by those unfortunate enough to work under these women is charged with sexual overtones and the publishers should fear a class action lawsuit by current and former employees if they allow SS and LL to remain in their positions even if only until December.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:46 pm
No. 1052 Just_Wow says:

The only actors/actresses who should be "outed" are the ones who had sex with and sucked up to those women to get their faces on the covers of those mags. How completely desperate and disgusting! Seriously, that's exactly like prostitution! I think it's pretty funny that they're being publicly busted for that kind of behavior! THAT'S the kind of outing I can get behind!

Still worried about the staffers! We're behind you guys!! Stay strong!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:47 pm
No. 1053 Alice Horton says:

OKAY, donuts anyone? I'm sure the offices at SOW and SOD are celebrating with them today.

What a big payoff for us soap fans and "insiders"…Carolyn Hinsey getting the ax…who would have seen that coming!

Now what about Stephanie Sloane? Wearing "grandma" outfits at the Daytime Emmy events? What is up with that? And she's sniffing everybody's ass at DAYS except mine!!

We had to ply her away from Alison Sweeney or was it Alison Sweeney kissing and sniffing her ass??

Whatever the case the politics at these mag rags have been going on forever and many good journalists have been looked over on more than one occasion.

Queen Bee Sloane may not get the ax soon because she at least has class doing her politicing.

Except ONE time I asked her prior to a Daytime Emmy Show who she thought would win? She replied or snipped at me " I Don't play those sorts of games!!" "I think everyone is deserving of thier Emmys"….wah wah wah!!! Meanwhile she's backstage blowing Tom from ATWT. That's history and I have not seen him work lately!!!

BTW - how appropriate is it that Alison Sweeney host a show called THE BIGGEST LOSER, oh it's about weight loss!!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm
No. 1054 Just_Wow says:

KPfeiffer: I TOTALLY agree! Ex- and current staffers could have all three of these women thrown in JAIL! You have more than enough evidence, and you would be totally justified. No one should have to be afraid of their boss or be subjected to verbal and emotional abuse at work. DO IT!! SEND THEM TO JAIL!! At the very least, sue the publishers for punitive damages for allowing them to stay in "power" for so long when it sounds like EVERYONE knew what they were doing. Hit the publishers where it hurts and things will change immediately!

Ladieeeeeees, you could be facing jail tiiiiiiiiiime! Carolyn, how do you look in orange jumpsuits, darling?? Stephie, do you drop the soap often???? Lynn, babe, do you like women????

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm
No. 1055 It all is beginning to make sense says:

So am I to assume that because POZ didn't use Blondie's that is why there was no publicity granted to it? Must have really pissed off the COW when not only did they NOT use her cash cow facility, but used Alicia Minshew's fiance's establishment instead.

Yeah, what is the Atty Gen's phone number?

All the Alicia/Kendall bashing makes much more sense now.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 3:59 pm
No. 1056 Bitch, PLEASE Eats Crow says:

Gah. I overreacted - I suppose I didn't want to be lumped in with the people who are asking for gossip and got defensive. I am only interested in the shenanigans in re: CC, LL, and SS. As a writer and former actor of absolutely no importance, I'm appalled by the cited behavior of these harridans.

Forgive my lapse, please, Max Holden and Ms. Reva. But please don't deride all the fans who are reading and regard us all as gossips craving dirt. I, for one, would like to see the the soap media become legitimate again. Nothing would please me more than to read interviews with more behind-the-scenes people about how they're dealing with budget cuts, cranky talent, dropped SLs, and retcons of show history. Whether actors are gay or not is immaterial and I am fully aware of that, so let's please forget my hissy fit and be friends. XOXO back, hon.

Meanwhile, I am on tenterhooks waiting to find out if those ill-abused by the three weird sisters are okay. My purpose here is to offer them moral support.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm
No. 1057 Arlene Lovett says:

How do you think the magazines will address this? Will every mention of her just disappear like in Stalinist Russia?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm
No. 1058 Trisha Alden says:

As much as people are focusing on the sex, it might be more prudent to look at who cost CH money by not knuckling under to her Blondie's shakedown. Easton clearly didn't and it sounds like Minshew helped funnel some money away from her too. I wonder who else had the "temerity" to decline Blondie's? And how did it effect their coverage in the mag?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm
No. 1059 It all is beginning to make sense says:

Speaking of Blondie's, does this mean no more Celebrity Bartending event??

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm
No. 1060 Alaye says:

What is Blondie's is that a bar or something?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm
No. 1061 Um, whaaaat? says:

Let's not take this too seriously folks….

This is a GOSSIP website. Trying to worry about what subject to talk about on here is a bit ludicrous.

It's like going to McDonald's and then saying how horrible it is to eat french fries.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm
No. 1062 Just_Wow says:

Man, with all of that Blondie's shakedown stuff PLUS the workplace violations and expense account fraud, Carolyn is in a LOT of trouble. This board has mainly been focusing on how much of a terrorizing maniac she has been to all of you, but she has actually broken the law repeatedly and knowingly. That's very serious and should be investigated by SOMEONE.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm
No. 1063 U Reap What U Sow says:

CH's many important "industry contacts" … meanwhile, we workers (aka - "peons" to CH/LL/SS) were all saying behind LL's back, "One day CH will become LL's biggeste liability!" Who would have thought just HOW BIG!! Well, Lynn … I hope it was worth it to you to have kept CH around ALL THESE YEARS for her many important "contacts" while you F*CKED the rest of us over … now the 3 of you are getting your just desserts!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:15 pm
No. 1064 U Reap What U Sow says:

Hmmmmm … tech error above …full message should have been: All these many years, LL wouldn't fire CH due to what she claimed to be CH's many important "industry contacts" … meanwhile, we workers (aka - “peons” to CH/LL/SS) were all saying behind LL’s back, “One day CH will become LL’s biggeste liability!” Who would have thought just HOW BIG!! Well, Lynn … I hope it was worth it to you to have kept CH around ALL THESE YEARS for her many important “contacts” while you F*CKED the rest of us over … now the 3 of you are getting your just desserts!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm
No. 1065 Alaye says:

Expense account fraud damn!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm
No. 1066 Greenlee Smythe-DuPres says:

Love all the CH hatred in this thread. It's fantastically juicy.

As for others getting offended to the "outing" of actors, come on. We all suspect that 80% of them are gay anyway! Lighten up, pansies.

Someone asked a while back - "What did she ever do to you?" As if we don't have to worry about the degradation of soaps by the (for the most part) dreadful head-writers as it is, the soap mags have been turned into gossip ridden, fashion obsessed, one sided tabloid trash single-handedly by CH, with help from SS and LL.

THAT'S what she did to us.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm
No. 1067 KPfeiffer says:

REAL information on scams and harassment SHOULD be sent to be investigated.

NY State Atty Gen office complaint website

Executive Offices:

Albany (main office)
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
(518) 474-7330

New York City
120 Broadway
New York City, NY 10271
(212) 416-8000

55 Hansen Place Suite 1080
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1523
(718) 722-3949

Nothing says "Do something to plug this witches" to the corporate offices (publishers) better than a real legal threat.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm
No. 1068 Alan Carter says:

On my lunch hour here and trying to catch up on the posts.
Well said Cousin of Digest Employee and thanks for the mention. I dont know what your cousin ever told you but I rarely even involved my staff with the idiocy they would have been subjected to. I took it. But Im a professional. I tried to keep my office professional. Even if petty bullshit was hurled at us several times a day.
A little tidbit here. I actually got so sick of CH's rudeness and meddling and belittling comments to the staff, I got LL to agree that she was no longer able to call our office. It got that bad. But CH seeing an opportunity decided FAXES didnt count. Had to give her points for that sick creativity.
Which brings me to people saying I have "balls" for using my real name. That got me to thinking. Not really. Those three Talent-Free insecure women did more to sully my reputation spreading lies and crap than I ever could have ever done to damage my own reputation. And, yeah, they did it as recently as 2004, the state of limitations on libel hasn't elapsed. Listenin' ladies (again, using the term loosely.)
Balls? No, THEY had balls…to try to damage me. Fortunately, most thinking intelligent people knew better. Ive worked professionally for nearly 30 years now, and have EARNED my great reputation. I didnt get my start suntanning or looking pretty.
Save for a job I'm pretty sure I lost at Days because of lies and innuendo, and being let go from a clip show at Soap Net (a clip show? which I could write in the tub underwater?) due most likely to another vendetta from a certain executive who didn't like a review I wrote in PEOPLE magazine 23 years ago (talk about holding on to a grudge), I dont think exposing stupidity, tom-foolery, rudeness, libel, scandal, or treating employees rudely takes balls.
But for the years I've put up with your stupid whispering campaigns, and bullshit innuendo dropping and ridiculous charges (that maybe TWO stupid executives believed, and frankly, thats not many overall), I know I am the victor — now and always. The people on this board indicate as much. And I dont know these people. The jobs Ive gotten the past ten years since I was fortunate to leave all your pettiness and horrible management behind indicate not a lot of people believed your crap.
However, the fans here DO now know you three for the contemptible bunch of gossip mongering shrews the daytime community has long come to loathe. The difference is, you lied, I've told the total truth.
And Stephanie dear, read THAT closely. It says SHREW, not JEW.
You hear me?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:24 pm
No. 1069 Peter says:

You people seriously need to get a life! Enough already. If you posted 1 comment on your feeling about what had happened, things would look validated. But the fact that you're going on & on is no better then some fan board boards bitching because they're favorite couple are on the rocks. Have you ever thought that your comments could be causing trouble for other people who work in that office & don't deserve to have this kind of thing hanging over their heads? Think how you would feel if you were in that kind of situation in your office. You all keep saying that you feel bad for all the people who have formerly worked or currently work in that office. So if that is truly the case, have some respect for them & end this already.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:24 pm
No. 1070 Gina Wes says:

Jake Silberman is not gay, but Van Hansis defiantly is.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm
No. 1071 destructioncomplete says:

I said it last night, and I'm saying it 24 hours later. Practically all of these postings are so off-topic. No new insight is being offered on these three women. So let's just give it up. We've destroyed the SOD/SOW triumvirate deliciously, but this thread is no longer fun. All great things — and those former and current SOD/SOW employees who posted terrible tales of the ladies can attest — MUST come to an end. Perhaps tomorrow there will be more tales to tell of today's activities on Madison Avenue, but right now, BORING!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm
No. 1072 Gina Wes says:

Peter shut the fuck up.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm
No. 1073 ex-cupcakeEater says:

I was very new, as was my client. The event was shared with some other L.A. people - I don't want to say too much more because some are still in the business. I didn't have the experience or clout to stand up to an editor. I considered it to be payola, but when you have a young, just getting started actor, there is really nothing you can do. There was nothing in writing. She was careful about that.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm
No. 1074 Erica Kane says:

Kathleen is absolutely, totally correct. And be sure to copy Steve Parr at SourceInterlink — Make him see that this problem isn't going away until Lynn and Stephanie are also out the door. I've also forwarded links to this thread to several journalist friends who cover the media beat.

Current staffers — stay strong, we're behind you!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm
No. 1075 SHUT the F*CK UP PETER says:

'nuff said!!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm
No. 1076 Just_Wow says:

Peter - Former and current people are posting here and we're simply voicing our complete sympathy and support for them. They don't have a problem with our posts, so I don't see why you do.

destructioncomplete - If it's not fun for you any longer, don't read the board. Very simple.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm
No. 1077 Alan Carter says:

Peter, you'll pardon me, but you didn't have these three try to run you out of town … for the transgression OF LEAVING your job. That's sick and fucked up. So you'll forgive me if several years of pent up rage about it foment a little bit. I no longer have to wonder if I DONT get a job, did some bullshit stupid thing Stephanie Sloane to someone get me blacklisted. I wont have to give her, or LL or CH any more thought. Period. But I had years of it. You had two days of it. Politely, if you are so bored, go back to porn. I'm just getting started.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm
No. 1078 Dr. Eve Guthrie says:

Peter this is thread is actually helping the people in the offices of SOD/SOW. Since these vile bitches actions have been exposed they will not be able to get away with all of the abuse and corrupt behavior mentioned in this thread.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm
No. 1079 Just_Wow says:

I love you, Alan Carter!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm
No. 1080 Trish, Eric Forrester's ex-secretary says:

I honestly think they're too busy getting the magazines out to start blasting the few staff members they have left.

Peter, were you one of Carolyn's victims?

You have to let people post what they want on this topic; if you don't like this thread, you don't have to read it. But posting to end it is just, well, your opinion.

This is better than the few times Cliff Barnes actually got to stick it to JR!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm
No. 1081 It all is beginning to make sense says:

What time do these brave workers get off work?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm
No. 1082 Sergei Radzinsky says:

Dr. Eve Guthrie # 1078 says "[This] thread is actually helping the people in the offices of SOD/SOW."

I wish I knew if that were true. The silence after last night is worrisome. It strongly suggests further suppression and "our eyes are watching you".

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm
No. 1083 Erica Kane says:

If they're worried about "our eyes watching you" (which I would be if I were in their shoes) they're probably just waiting to get off work and get home before they post. It's not even 5 pm here on the East Coast, so it may be an hour or two until any of the East Coast staffers can post anything.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm
No. 1084 Friendly Advice says:

Another option for staffers, in addition to the great info from KPfeiffer, is the Department of Labor. They are mandated to investigate all complaints and you can ask to remain anonymous (for fear of retribution). I can almost guarantee you that Source Interlink does NOT want a DOL investigation. The plus side? If they find evidence of wrongdoing of any kind, they will bring in other departments of the government as necessary to investigate.

If LL and SS aren't gone yet, it may be easier (and ALOT cheaper) to "release" them than face a goernment investigation and risk what they may find out. Sometimes the gov't does serve a purpose!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm
No. 1085 Trisha Alden says:

I agree Erica Kane, then give them another hour or two to get drunk. If anybody deserves a nice long happy hour, it's these guys.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:03 pm
No. 1086 Just_Wow says:

I think I'm going to get drunk tonight in honor of them, too!

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm
No. 1087 Erica Kane says:

Hell, I'd buy them all a round, for sure. I've worked for some lunatic…I mean, challenging…bosses in my nearly 20 years in journalism, but my nightmare bosses look like Mary Poppins in comparison to the trio of terror.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:06 pm
No. 1088 Alan Carter says:

Would you all please have a drink on me, too. I don't drink, by the way — despite being routinely painted by the Terror Trio in the soap community as a (okay, get ready, this is lenghthy) alcoholic, drug-taking, Jew-hating, women-bashing, orgy-throwing, Camel-humping, abrasive, Crack-smoking, porn-loving, Assistant-screwing, power-mad, Svengali.
Okay, to be fair, they never said I humped Camels, I threw that in to be funny.

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm
No. 1089 Rachel Gannon says:

So Alan, essentially they painted as the male version of themselves. Is that what you're saying?

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm
No. 1090 Alan Carter says:

LOL Rachel and Just Wow! Im sending the love right back atya. thanks!!!

Posted: Aug