Who doesn’t love Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin on All My Children and Natalia Livingston as Emily (before her demise) on General Hospital?
Arguably, Tad and Emily are two of the most beloved characters in the soap world.
At least in my opinion.
And I guess my opinion counts right now because I’m the one writing this blog.
If you haven’t listened to Jo Ann’s soap star interviews on Stardish Radio , Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day) at 10 p.m. EST would be a good time to start.
That’s when Jo Ann will interview Knight.
And I can promise you, because I’ve met him and seen him in action at Super Soap Weekend, he is a lot of fun. So I expect it will be a good interview to catch.
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Tad and Kathy on AMC
Go to the website at www.stardishradio.com and it will give you directions on how to listen in and even ask some questions. It’s called BlogTalk radio, which is an interesting concept.
You also can go into the archives and listen to her past interviews and she has a pretty impressive list of interviews to date, which include
Jo Ann has gotten a lot of soap stars, including David Fumero (Christian, OLTL), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (Jagger, GH and GH Nightshift, season 2) and the list goes on and on.
So boot up your computers Monday night and listen to Jo Ann talk to Michael E. Knight.
Regarding Natalia, I know that many Emily fans (including me) have been missing her big time since she was killed off of GH back in November, although, luckily, we did see her as Nikolas’ hallucination for six months after her death.
And many Natalia fans have been wondering what she has been doing since her 5-years with GH ended.
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Wonder no more.
There is a really good interview up on the Natalia Livingston website. Go there and click on updates. The latest update is an interview conducted by Jennifer, who runs Natalia’s site at www.natalia-livingston.com.
The entire interview is interesting.
But there was one portion that was particularly fascinating to me about the possibility of her return to GH.
I’m not going to spoil it for you.
Go to the Natalia board and listen for yourself.
And then let me know what you think.

Just when I thought General Hospital couldn’t sink any lower…
Surprise!
It does.
Sink lower, that is.
Is it me, or does it seem like the writers and producers really want to alienate the fans?
Because I’m pretty alienated right now.
I swear, I am really, really disgusted with the show.
After 35 years with the show, I’m SO fed up!
First they kill off 30-plus year vet Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon).
Then they murder two of the most beloved characters: Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) and Georgie Jones (Lindze Letherman) strangled by the Text-Message Killer.
As already mentioned in a previous blog entry, I absolutely hate that they killed off Georgie….and not only killed her off, but they did so in such a violent, disgusting way and then left her contorted body outside on the steps….
They did this to lovely, beautiful, kind, caring, wonderful Georgie.
Then her slutty, lying sister Maxie (the one who should have died) has a less-than-illustrious homecoming with wayward mom, Felicia.
Kara hit the nail on the head about Felicia’s return in an earlier blog.
I hoped that the show would give my favorite female character – the truly good, truly honorable, Georgie – the dignified and beautiful tribute that she deserved.
The funeral service began beautifully when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered a touching and heartfelt eulogy, recognizing those important in Georgie’s life…Mac, Dillon, Bobbie, Robin, Spinelli…
But when Maxie turned her attention to her mother, that’s when it became the eulogy from Hell.
Maxie publicly humiliated and degraded Felicia (Kristina Wagner) for abandoning her and Georgie. Click here to check out the video.
“To me getting dumped wasn’t the worst part. It was the way she forced my sister to be okay with the abandonment to make herself feel better.keep believing she was progressive and unconventional, instead of a selfish bitch who didn’t want anything to do with her own children.”
Mac pleaded with Maxie to stop, saying that she wasn’t honoring her sister by humiliating her mother.
But Maxie didn’t stop.
She asked Felicia to leave the funeral or she would. And Felicia got up and left.
It was absolutley horrifying to me that Maxie degraded her own mother at her sister’s funeral. If she wanted to have it out with Felicia, she should have done it in private.
Inappropriate to say the least.
Not to mention it degraded Georgie’s memory….Georgie the forgiving one, who loved her mother unconditionally.
So not only has GH alienated its fans by killing its beloved characters – it compounds the alienation by ruining Georgie’s memorial.
The only comfort one can find in Georgie’s death is the wonderfully touching and beautiful performances by John J. York (Mac Scorpio), Scott Clifton (Dillon Quartermaine) and Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli).
Mac….we’ve seen so very little of him in the past few years because GH so underuses its vets.
York truly delivered a powerful and moving performance.
His grief was heartfelt and genuine.
Clifton. I’m so glad to see him back. He is a joy to watch onscreen.
And Anderson.
I’ve said over and over how much I just adore him.
Who doesn’t?
He delivers each and every day no matter how much or how little material he’s given to work with.
So now that GH has killed off Alan, Emily and Georgie AND has broken up Robin and Patrick (Scrubs) and Sam and Jason. What’s left?
Not much as far as I’m concerned.
Especially given the latest slap in the face to fans; young Michael Corinthos (Dylan Cash) aspiring to be a mobster like his father, Sonny.
Ugh!
I can’t even believe it.
A mini-mobster!
If they continue to pursue this storyline, it might just be the nail in the coffin for me.
I can’t bear to watch this youngster follow in his father’s mob footsteps.
Enough of the mob already!

Mourning the death of a beloved soap character is like mourning the death of a close friend.
And I have to say, General Hospital’s writers have taken me through the gamut of emotions over the past few days of mourning, followed by the funeral, for Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston).
There was nostalgia.
The return of Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) and Dillon Quartermaine (Scott Clifton) felt like old home week.
I so enjoy these two actors and their respective characters. Kurth makes reoccuring appearances, which are not often enough for me. Clifton left the show awhile back, so it was a pleasant surprise to see him return.
Heartwarming describes the scenes between Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) and her grandson Michael (Dylan Cash) and his brother Morgan (George Juarez). Monica, wallowing in grief over her daughter’s death, was briefly brought out of her pain by the children’s visit.
I have to say, Charleson turned in some of her most powerful performances.
She went from one emotion to another seemlessly.
She lashed out with untamed anger at Sonny and Jason.
Then there were the tender moments with Bobbie Spencer (Jackie Zeman). The two share a common bond of both having gone through the heartache of losing a child – in Monica’s case two.
There was a nostalgic nod to history when Leslie Webber (Denise Alexander) and Monica hugged in sadness over Emily’s death, acknowledging the irony of their long ago bitter rivalry over the affections of Rick Webber.
The eulogy given by Elizabeth Webber, (Rebecca Herbst) was honest and moving without being over-the-top emotional in her delivery. She quietly and methodically described how Emily touched everyone’s lives.
“Grace. Dignity. Kindness, Generosity. Unconditional Love.”
That’s how Elizabeth described her best friend, Emily.
And that’s how we’ll remember her.