She is taking Debra Monk''s part. Why would they think of Kim for Deb''s part?\
The two look nothing alike?
Adorable David Elder as Bobby Pepper!
It''s an awful show. A real slog.
Kim Zimmer is a soap actor.
[quote] She is taking Debra Monk''s part. Why would they think of Kim for Deb''s part? The two look nothing alike.\
Are you kidding? They have the exact same body silhouette.... BLIMP.\
I guess this means she''s done in Llanview, along with Chuckles.
WOW - Robert Newman''s pitch problems are quite severe, aren''t they?\
Now where''s the youtube of Ron Raines with Bernadette in FOLLIES in DC?
David Elder is HOT. Who''s got dish on him?
I want to smack that fucking choreographer. SHUT THE FUCK UP BITCH. That is so disrespectful, shouting that nonsense at them while they''re also singing and (presumably) acting. Reinforces my belief that dancers should never, ever become directors.
R5- It''s only a two or three week run. She''ll be back in Llanview soon enough.
Met David last summer when he did CRAZY FOR YOU at Music Theatre of Wichita- a delightful man and wonderful performer. I hope he comes back this summer.
I saw Kim Zimmer, Linda Dano and Eileen Fulton in a production of VANITIES at the What Did I Do to Deserve This Theatre in Purgatory, IL a couple years ago. It was worse than it sounds.
Isn''t this a co-pro with Paper Mill? So it''ll be coming our way soon! And I think they''re using the Broadway sets and costumes.%0D\
Which one is David Elder? The lead dancer?
Robert Newman is a sweetheart but god love him, this is not a part for him, Can''t sing and can''t dance.
When did Kim Zimmer turn into a cube frau?
Is Newman gay?
Yes R12-- the dark haired chap in the front who does the handstand. He is playing the role of Buddy the lead dancer. He replaced Noah Racy in the Broadway production.
David Elder photo%0D\
He was in TITANIC and 42nd STREET (revival) on Broadway.%0D\
He was in the WHITE CHRISTMAS tour winter 2009 with Lorna Luft.
Kim was great. David Elder was a dream. Robert Newman was AWFUL! He''s no David Hyde Pierce. He''s no comedian.
Now that OLTL is canceled, how nice that Kim has her regional theater career to fall back on.
6-time Emmy Winner Erika Slezak
So what''s Kim going to do now? Maybe she could play the title role in a revival of Titanic on Broadway?
[quote] Houstin''s Theatre Under the Stars\
Yes Oh dear! troll, OP here. I made a mistake. And I was in Houston last week and saw the show. But I did botch the spellin''%0D\
Anybody buying Kim Zimmer''s new book?
There won''t be any curtains left by the time that over-the-top hag chews them all.
Is she still fat?
Is "Curtains" an ode to Kim''s career?
Melody Thomas Scott
Has anyone read her new memoir?
She chews Ellen Wheeler up. Blistering comments.
[R31] Oh yes and it was FAB. \
She talks (without naming names) about Beth Ehlers, who played Harley, and about how she fucked all her coworkers. \
She incinerates Ellen Wheeler as a bobbleheaded yes-bitch who drove the show into the ground. \
Best line is when she talked about how Reva somehow got all the men on the show: "Reva''s got a golden pussy!"
Is the book worthy buying retail?
More like BEEF curtains!%0D\
Of course she has convenient amnesia about how horrible a bitch she was to Cunthia Watros or Crystal Chappell.
She doesn''t spill about my indiscretions, does she?
[quote] Of course she has convenient amnesia about how horrible a bitch she was to Cunthia Watros or Crystal Chappell.\
She actually wrote nice things about about Crystal and Cynthia.\
Her real feud was with Michelle Forbes. Now I would love to know the real story about that relationship!
[R38] I know, that was my point. She wrote nice things, but she had vicious rivalries with them.\
Particularly Cynthia. I think at the end of the day Kim made up with both of them, but Kim is just intensely competitive and jealous of anyone who steals her spotlight. \
It got pretty bad with Cynthia (their purse fight). She tried that shit with Crystal but Crystal is an even bigger and more ferocious bitch than Kim and she shut Kim down. (Crystal was the "snake in the grass" when Grant Aleksander got fired - she was a big part of that whole controversy.) \
You are right, [R38] - the real nasty rivalry was with Michelle Forbes, and that never got resolved. According to Zimmer, Forbes is batshit crazy.
I''d like to have Grant Aleksander''s snake in my (gr)ass.
He''s got a big snake, too!
[quote] Crystal is an even bigger and more ferocious bitch\
If anyone can take on Deidre Hall, after Zimmer she would be a piece of cake.
Speaking of Dee Hall....\
Here she is....without her magic amber light overhead. Love the bags under your eyes, Miz Hall!
[R45] and [R46] She was buddy buddy with Ellen Wheeler, and EW either wanted to get rid of Grant or, as I suspect, had pressure from higherups to fire him. He was expensive and also, he was an actor who would question their bad choices. (I loved him for caring.)
Anyway, there was some big hubbub over the story where Harley masqueraded as "Ruth" to spy on Philip and stories were planted in the press about shit Grant supposedly pulled backstage. Most of it was BS but apparently the damage was done.
I heard directly from friends who worked there in hair & makeup that Crystal was the troublemaker there. She and Grant had a nasty falling out and she helped Ellen work the rumors until it gave Wheeler "reason" to fire Grant.
But it was obvious to anyone who could read the soap mags. When Grant was fired, Beth Ehlers (Harley), Beth Chamberlin (Beth) and Liz Keifer (Blake) all said wonderful things in his defense. Only one female GL costar of Grant's still on the canvas at that time stayed silent....hmmm...wonder who. LOL
Cynthia Watros as Annie Dutton - queen of psychosis!
R48, I find it hard to believe that either actor in the follow scene could have a problem with the other.
I'm not saying I don't believe it; I just find it bizarre that actors would try to get each other fired.
If I were an ep and an actor tried to get another one fired (particularly a really good one like GA), I'd tell that actor: we understand you can't work with him.
"We'll miss you."
wasn't it the witness stand scene that won her the Emmy, too?
I have to say I thought for the most part Watros was too over the top ("REVAH!REEE-VAAAH! REEEE_BAAHHHH!!!")
But she nailed the courtroom testifying scene; Jerry verDorn was brilliant, too, as always.
I would have liked to have read some Sonni/Reva dish in Zimmer's book.
Pam Long told one of the soap mags when GL was going off the air that she knew that Sonni's story was working "when Zimmer got jealous!"
They submit two episodes for consideration. One of them was when Annie got drunk and tore up the cabin
What's the real story behind her pulling her son off ATWT just before they were about to launch the gay storyline? Is she homophobic?
I don't think she's homophobic; her kid was too young to handle such a heavy storyline.
Didn't Kim famously wish she'd been included with the Otalia thing?
[R56] CC and Grant got along in the beginning - and God knows their characters worked well together, at that time.
Something happened at some point, though.
[R62] Kim wants to be included in any storyline that isn't currently about Kim.
It's a double edged sword, though. At GL, If they wrote for Kim she complained she's overworked or that she hated her story. If they didn't write for her she complained they aren't writing for her. If she's doing too much she complained that fans will hate her for The Reva Shayne show, if she wasn't she complained she's the star of GL….blah, blah, blah.
(and I had to go back and change my words…I was writing that as if the show was still on. sadly it's not)
The thing about Kim is - she seems like the sweetest, most wacky and yet fundamentally spontaneous actress and yet when they brought Reva back in the mid-90s, they made her into this kind of conservative romantic heroine/grande dame that totally warped Kim's persona with the fans. She was not playing to her natural ability which as a Reva that was outcast and on the fringes, the Reva that Alex, India and the like enjoyed slagging off on a regular basis.
I think had Kim been playing the 80s Reva - her screen overtime would have digested better with those of us who cared about the show as an ensemble piece.
Gah. I LOVED that character.
Hell….I ***was*** that character!
R66, excellent analysis.
GL watcher from the late Dobson-era till the (sad) end.
[R68] Wow, a long time viewer. I started in the Marland era and rode it till the end.
I miss GL and AW more than any soap.
I even ordered the new GL boxed set. They plan to release an AW box set next.
[quote]You are right, [R38] - the real nasty rivalry was with Michelle Forbes, and that never got resolved. According to Zimmer, Forbes is batshit crazy.
Would love to hear what else you know. Forbes was really, really young. I can't imagine why a woman in her mid-30s would create this rivalry with a 20-year old.
From what I remember [R71], that storyline got very negative and I think at some point Forbes just really let her frustrations with Zimmer fester and spilled out all that negativity in the character - which scared the fuck out of Kim.
The shame of Zimmer's book is that she didn't talk about that or the Cynthia Watros feud.
I managed to have a listen to a taped interview KZ did for Soap Opera Digest c 1988 and she relentlessly trashed her female castmates. She specifically singled out Beth Ehlers, who hadn't been there for more than 6 months. She said "That girl really needs to calm down." I remember thinking pot, kettle, black.
Jack Wagner off Bold and Beautiful
Figured that jacks days were numbered
Didn't Lesley Anne-Down and Brandon Beemer also get canned last week?
Yeah, B&B sucks ass. It's all about the Forresters and it's just ludicrous. That better soaps were cancelled for that drivel is amazing.
It's rather extraordinary how B&B has played out the same storylines for 25 years with just a key group of characters.
I think that speaks to knowing your audience wants familiar faces (sets, too, that Forrester living room hasn't changed.)
I tuned into the last few months of GL and barely recognized anyone.
If they'd kept familiar favorites like Ed, Vanessa, Holly, the show might not have tanked in viewers and been forced off the air.
I would be happy to see B&B with those same folks if all of them were great or even proficient actors.
But Ronn Moss is horrible, as is Hunter Tylo. Susan Flannery is divine, but she can't be on all 18 minutes.
I agree [R80] that GL changed too much and tried to make changes back too little too late.
Meanwhile…Kim's son (Jake Weary) in his new music video.
Dare I say it? He sounds kinda not so bad bordering on good. Catchy song.
Where is Houstin? Suburban Houston?
Debra Monk did not get the role because she looks like a fatter, older Anita Gilette. She got the role because she sucked up to Fred Ebb for so long that even after his death she seemed to deserve it.
I'm tempted to write in the comments 'Annie Dutton disliked this 4 times' but I don't want to be mean.
I think KZ should be brought on B&B as Sally Spectra's sister Sabel.
Hmm you may be on to something r85. That could work.
Flannery would never stand for it.
I don't think it would be disrespectful to Darlene Conley. To me it would be a bit of an homage. Or are you saying Flannery would simply object to Kim Zimmer?
[quote] If they'd kept familiar favorites like Ed, Vanessa, Holly, the show might not have tanked in viewers and been forced off the air.
Sorry no. My show focused consistently on the veterans (40 years on daytime!) and still got canned.
It's all about the economics. Soaps are just too expensive (so they tell me).
[R88] To quote Helen Lawson: The only star of a Susan Flannery show is Susan Flannery!
Imagine the rivalry that Dee Dee Halls would start if Zimmer were cast on Days.
Lots of fur would be flying.
It would have to be fur. Dee Dee couldn't be muff diving on Kim. Kim loves cock and Dee Dee would have to lift up Kim's massive gunt to even find her vageene.
r89 - Viki you cunt, what the fuck do you call the Ford Brothers??
Tina and Gabrielle, kept out in the cold
R89, actually outside of Viki, Bo and Dorian there were few actors from the '80s still on the show.
OLTL was climbing in the ratings the last year; if the ABC execs were interested in working hard they could have found a viable economic business model.
I'd take actors reading monologues in front of a black cloth drop over the chew and the revolution.
Kim will never have a chance to become Ruth Warrick. Is that a good or bad thing?
Now that GH is bringing back Heather Webber, they could cast Zimmer as Diana Taylor.
Think of all the scenery Zimmer could chew while explaining that she really didn't die after all.
Alternately, since Rachel Ames has retired, the could cast Zimmer as Audrey Hardy.
[R95] Ruthie was Reva Shayne in her private life, honey. She was fuckin' em left and right.
Kim may not wear the furs and the airs - she's really a middle class frau with a slightly wild streak - far more tame than Reva!
And a new Reva video.
Cue Kim complaining she isn't getting a cut of the profits in 5…4…3...
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