I don't think that's an unflattering photo.
[quote]how come he ain't working?[quote]
He's probably typecast from playing Gay on the soaps. I barely see any of the former soap stars like Van Hansis in anything else since the soap ended, although he did post he may be doing a movie soon.
He is doing a guest spot on "White Collar."
That "White Collar" guest spot was filmed 6 months ago - in NYC.
His imdb page is pretty sparse. Can't his brother get him a cameo in "The Avengers II" ??
He has 3 strikes against him: he's not that good looking, he's a lousy actor, and he can't convincingly play straight.
Chandler and Freddie
Did he stay on OLTL right to the end. Or did he get canned before the show got canned?
[quote] he can't convincingly play straight.
I had no idea Bret Easton Ellis posted on DL
Didn't he for some reason bail on acting gig in some (low budget) gay themed movie?
r16, shit, he's here all day. Why are you surprised?
R15, he and his gay partner had a front-burner love story (including a same-sex marriage) but there was a big ratings drop and backlash, and both he and the other actor were dropped from the show about 18 months before the show left the air.
Senator Dorian Lord
Is Lt John McBain on the case?
Are he and Brett still together? I still all warm and fuzzy thinking about the post from a couple of winters ago from a viewer who witnessed them walking arm in arm in Riverside Park wearing matching Irish cardigans and drinking hot apple cider before retiring to Brett's apt. on the UWS. They sounded so happy together.
R22, how sad that we now know that the so-called hot apple cider was a potent cocktail of illicit drugs!
I told you he was fired for drug use.
r24 is a pathological liar. Isn't there a toilet you should be hunched over, dear?
[quote]He is doing a guest spot on "White Collar."
Wish it were me!
Guess he can still get arrested in this town. So his career isn't dead after all.
When will Seponski come to GH as Dillon Quartermaine?
that is a good idea actually
mmmm, I was kind of wondering that myself. :)
His brother is a huge asshole who outed him, so, nah..he isn't gonna try to help his brother!
I thought Scott and Chris were getting along now.
r22 Although those stories here on DL of Scott and Brett's romance were very well written, you do realize that was fan fiction.
Scott and Brett were not a couple in real life.
I want to know who's dick he's been sucking that got him such prime seats at the most recent Emmy awards broadcast.
Either he got dumped by that guy, or that dude couldn't hook him up with a reliable/discreet dealer.
Can we go back to figuring out what drugs Scott was trying to score when he got busted? My guess is that it was coke.
[quote]Scott and Brett were not a couple in real life.
No because Scott and Frank Valentini were hooking up. Totally casual and nothing major, but Brett alluded to it at public appearance and then it was confirmed by Robin Strasser.
He is already trying to deny it - calling it "ridiculous." Sounds like an addict in denial to me.
Wouldn't he be skinnier if he was a cokehead?
Actually I haven't seen a recent pic of him so that might not be fair. He could have trimmed down.
Will we see a mugshot eventually?
My cousin Tony was the clerk that processed him. It was meth & he was a complete jerk at first, but got nicer as he was processed. He also was under the influence.
Who's taking care of Sierra Rose while he's getting busted for drugs?
r43 Please elaborate. What's the scoop? How did Robin out Frank and Scott?
And who initiated this relationship? Frank or Scott?
Doesn't look like fucking the boss did Scott much good. He was never on contract. He still got written out. Hasn't been able to use those connections to get other work once OLTL axed his character.
[quote] My cousin Tony was the clerk that processed him. It was meth & he was a complete jerk at first, but got nicer as he was processed. He also was under the influence.
LOL! That so fucked up!
What is the deal with Valentini? Does he have a bf?
How sad that this is the most attention he's gotten since leaving the soap.
Always liked Scott but I had no use for that hair hopper Farah.
According to what I read, he's filming or has filmed a role in a Selena Gomez movie called..."Behaving Badly."
I've heard stories of him being a slut around town; I wouldn't be surprised if it was meth, but it would really disappoint me. Was really hoping for big things from him.
What is it with gay men and meth? Matthew Mitcham of all people was also hooked on this hideously destructive drug. Do they hate themselves so much that they risk their lives for a high so that they can have non-stop sex?
Who's had him? Guessing he's a bottom.
Guess nobody who's looking hot enough for slutty Scott is posting on Datalounge. I also doubt that Scott's using meth since he wouldn't be picky about his tricks then who could brag all about it ('I have had him and man, he was a HOT MESS!').
Frank was fucking Scott all over that set. Frank's a hot daddy, so I'm sure he gets holes presented to him daily. No big whoop. If someone is begging to be fucked hard, it would be impolite not to fuck them.
"If someone is begging to be fucked hard, it would be impolite not to fuck them."
Did Emily Post say this?
Frank likes the twinks.
I have a friend who worked on Dirty Soap, the reality show with a bunch of soap stars. He knew John Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath well. Said she was a pill and John Paul was sweet but dumb. Said JPL was "gay but didn't know it".
Great, now I have fanfiction running through my head of Frank Valentini "disciplining" jailbait Andrew Trischitta (Jack) after hours.
The charming Ms. Fath loved to show her appreciation to the fans by giving them the finger.
For the dish on Frank and Scott, call my hotline. I'll also have news about a possible role on Y&R, where my old buddy Jill has settled. Would love to work with her again....the smartest EP I ever worked with. She's doing some wonderful things over in G City. I'll also share some stories from Erika and Brian's holiday party this past weekend.
I arranged for him to be arrested. There's only enough room for one Harvey Fierstein voice in showbusiness.
This will all be cleared up very soon (likely this afternoon at a press conference). It was actually research for a big new role in a feature. Someone at LAPD did not get the memo and heads are rolling down at HQ as we speak. Talk of a lawsuit. Stay tuned...
JPL prefers not to wear underwear. Frank had to make him wear underwear in scenes because the camera picked up his package.
Frank and Scott have fucked, but it was nothing serious. Just too guys enjoying each others company. Remember that Frank was hired by Paul Rauch and Frank really respects him. Both Rauch and Frank are/were good looking men and so no issue with fucking the talent.
Frank treated Andrew like a son. The two are still close.
Robin made it difficult for Frank to bring her back at the end.
Both Robin and Kim Zimmer threw a major fit during the whole Spider-Man storyline. Those two bitches went off. Frank had to calm them both down. They held up production for hours, something unheard of on a FV set.
Erika did not like Ron C. personally.
If the show wasn't cancelled they would have recast the characters of Shane and Matthew. Destiny was supposed to get psychic powers.
R66= Nelson Branco
Frank is not into fat, hairy femmes. He likes smooth twinks, so he would never fuck Scott.
Well Anne Hathaway's gay brother would never be arrested for drugs, I'll tell ya. They come from a proper family.
Erika went on and on about RC many, many times in gushing detail for years.
When she doesn't like someone, she doesn't discuss them, or she waits. Years later she was very vocal about disliking Linda Gottlieb. RC she loved.
Did't he out himself as a bottom on grindr, A4A or one of those disgusting, disease-riddled hook-up sites?
r70, Erika spoke highly of Ron early on, but I would bet she had her problems with him and the writing by the end.
Editor, a SOAP THREAD!
Did Sleestak like anyone who came after Rauch? Ellen Holly has said that Sleestak loved Rauch's vision of a rich, all-white OLTL. Subsequent regimes diversified the canvass, and maybe that wasn't to her liking.
[quote] Did Sleestak like anyone who came after Rauch?
Jill Farren Phelps, which makes her a FOJ
Frank Valentini is a hot dish. I'd love to hear more about him - you never red or hear anything about his private life.
When you look like Frank, all of NYC is your carnal oyster, so no doubt he's a total slut. He's one of the few exclusive tops in NYC, which makes him much in demand.
I hate that people try to blame his not working much on playing and being gay. It's a ludicrous assertion. He's nothing special, that's why he's not working. He's only okay looking, he's a bit out of shape, his acting is just okay. And the problem is that he has that brother as a comparison. He';s lucky he got the soap role, frankly.
The other thing is that he's sloppy. His Grindr message was made public, as was his weird fling with Blu Kennedy. He lets his personal mess get put out there, and the business doesn't like that.
Frank wanted to put Scott on contract, but he asked for too much money, so Frons ended Kish.
This got boring fast. We've got Scott, Jail & Drugs ...and now all the posts are about the writers on OLTL?
Exactly r81. Let us refocus our attention on the chubby, meth addicted Scott!
Was Scott working on the 'Faces of Meth' campaign?
R81, go fuck yourself :)
Let me guess: Scott Evans was arrested because he's not a FOJ?
So, coke? Meth? Vagisil?
Frank is 50 or close to it, isn't he?
Uhh, R78/Rip Van Twinkie, Frank has been living in LA for the past year working on GH.
If Frank was fucking Scott, does that also mean he was fucking JPL, Tuc Watkins, David Gregory and any number of gay day players?
r89, DG is straight. You must mean Nic Robuck.
[quote]When will Seponski come to GH as Dillon Quartermaine?
This was something Frons wanted right before he was canned. Thats why it never happened. Too weird to have JP on GH as Dillon with Todd, McBain and Starr running around.
The only guy Frank fucked on that set was Scott. David Gregory was was Ron's boy.
So then, who was fucking Lenny Platt?
If Lenny is into cock, it didn't manifest itself on that set.
There was no way he was trying to get coke on the street. It was obviously meth.
[quote]he's sloppy. His Grindr message was made public, as was his weird fling with Blu Kennedy. He lets his personal mess get put out there, and the business doesn't like that.
Hooking up on Grindr, fling with a porn star, busted for drugs, poor chubby Scotty sounds like a mess. R79, can you provide more details?
What about Frank and Jason Tam?
Geez Scott. Just stick with coke, I could have kept you supplied for.
[quote]David Gregory was was Ron's boy.
Ohhh, do tell. Details. We want details.
What other "boys" did Ron have?
[quote]Under FV, GH's hair, makeup, wardrobe, lighting, editing and photography have all gone downhill, and its music sucks.
Are we sure this guy is gay?
Frank does things cheap chic. Thats why they love him. If JFP was Barney's, Frank is TJ Maxx.
I wonder if Scott let Frank fuck him raw?
I haven't noticed a huge change in lighting, clothes, hair, etc . - but one of the reasons Frank got the job is because when costs need to come down to stay profitable, when the network demands cost slashing, Frank knows how to do it without destroying the show in the process. It's not like things get cut, 'just because' or because he actually wanted it. He was brought in and that was ONE of his assignments. Find a way to cut budgets and still make it work. I"m sure he would love unlimited money for all kinds of things.
And what's all this stuff about Scott and grindr and blu kennedy and stuff? The poster said this as if its all common knowledge and I've never heard anything about it.
What gay guy hasn't been on Grindr? I'm sure even the Pope has.
If I recall correctly:
Blu Kennedy -- Scott and Blu are or were close friends, they were buds on that gay social site that went kaput (can't recall the name).
Grindr -- according to a thread posted here last summer, Scott was in P-town and constantly on Grindr offering up his ass for any users.
Over on the Towleroad website, they did a short piece about Felix, the new gay nurse on GH. The posters started complaining that Felix is an effeminate stereotype and what a horrible representation that is.
Then Ron Carlivati gets in there to defend the character. So, more posters start attacking Ron for four pages.
Great bitchfest. Worth a read.
Scott also made the rounds on Fire Island. He was the guest of some theater producer and gave it up to him and at least 6 others in a 4 day period. He has a hairy hole and loves to be pile drived.
Loves to be pile DRIVEN, R106.
r107 hasn't been pile drived in awhile.
I wouldn't mind pile driving his hairy hole.
So Scott is a messy pass-around bottom and a drug addict? Wow.
He's kind of ugly in that "so close to being handsome that the deficiency is glaring" kind of way. Actually, he has an almost Perez-ish monkey-face look to him, doesn't he? I bet he drools and sucks his thumb when he's bottoming. His brother got the looks in that brood!
R104 - that website was Connexxions.
And Scott's Grindr profile was active while he was on OLTL. Then it went away (obviously the producers asked him to take it down) but came back after he got the ax from the soap.
Then his profile moved from NY to LA, just like him.
And there are no pictures from this grinder profile?
He used a face pic on his Grindr profile?!
r103, thank you for contributing your stereotype to the discussion, Pat Robertson. No dear...not all gay men trick like pathetic sluits. Thanks anyway.
Still no mugshot picture???
TMZ has the latest on Scott in court.
Former soap actor Scott Evans -- younger brother of Chris Evans -- has been charged with trying to buy cocaine off an undercover police officer ... a felony ... TMZ has learned.
Evans -- who played Officer Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live" -- was arrested last week following the alleged drug deal.
A rep for the L.A. County District Attorney tells TMZ, Evans was charged with one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance. He's due in court today for his arraignment.
1:37 PM PT -- Scott just appeared in criminal court with his high-powered lawyer Shepard Kopp ... and pled not guilty to the cocaine charge. He's due back in court on January 14th.
Scott Evans is the guy who used to walk around in glasses and say things.
nothing better than a hot hairy hole
he offered his hairy hole at the FI meat rack many a night
Will Frank testify?
Thank you R117 for providing more info. So Scott was busted buying coke, not marijuana as some were hoping. Interesting.
About what, r121? Scott's hairy gaping hole?
On his profiles does Scott identify as top, bottom or vers?
[quote]according to a thread posted here last summer, Scott was in P-town and constantly on Grindr offering up his ass for any users.
That should answer your question, R124.
R125 he wrote that on his hook-up profiles? That he is a bottom?
Sounds like he went into a sex and drug fueled downward spiral after his breakup with Brett.
R128= writes bad frau romance fiction in her spare time.
He's a loser and a mess.
When Scott and Brett were on OLTL, the rumor was that one of them partied way too much and it was resulting in problems on the set and was close to getting the person fired. For whatever reason, it was assumed the culprit was Brett. Maybe it was Scott after all. Or maybe it was Brett and he 'sucked' Scott in to the drug world? Or maybe it was just gossip that just eventually came true.
Too bad they couldn't re-cast the role to keep the storyline going.
There was no recasting. Scott and Brett were let go (along with a handful of other characters) when OLTL refocused back on what was considered 'core' cast (after ratings were sagging). It was popular and convenient to blame the gay couple on the show for that decline, but many didn't take into consideration that a larger portion of the show was focused on another triangle - stacy / rex / gigi - which was wasn't popular at all. Viewers hated Stacy, while Gigi and Rex were either loved or hated but rarely ran in the middle - and that storyline was played a lot every week. At the time, it just seemed easier for the top brass to blame the gays.
I guess it didn't get better for Scott.
Van, relaxing in my dressing room between takes
I think he's cute, but he has those big Andy Cohen teeth.
Nice to see his brother coughed up the bucks for a high-priced lawyer; he sure ain't using his fame to help Scott's career...
Poor Scott - another D-level actor sucked into the Hollywood drug scene...
Uh, d list?
No, not even close to that.
Didn't Scott do a scene with the MaverickMen?
If that is true, you better post a fucking link!!!!
So, to clarify the *actual* news on this thread: Scott was busted for trying to buy coke. DLers have, however, built an entire storyline, if it were, that this alone means he's an addict, and that his drug addiction resulted in him being a pass-around party bottom on Fire Island last summer.
Really, bitches, it's too bad OLTL is off the air, because you come up with some amusing fiction...
The Fire Island pass-around bottom part of the story is FACT - it happened a few years ago when Scott was still in NYC shooting OLTL.
The drug bust is a recent event since his move to LA.
I'm surprised that no one has brought up Scott and Frank Valentini's little affair.
Scott is going through some similar turmoil in his role on OLTL (classic episodes on SoapNet) this week too.
On Friday Oliver woke up convinced that he could live a hetero life because he'd spent the night with Layla. He argues with Christian that the successful copulation nullified the deal they'd made to tell Layla that he's gay.
Later that day he ran into Kyle at the gym. While proudly boasting of his rug munching prowess the previous night, Fish continued to deny that he was ever warm for Kyle's form.
Kyle finally decided to give up the fight and let Fish live the life he's trying to convince himself is true. As a final indication of his feelings, he put his hand on Fish's shoulder and gently rubbed his arm while saying that he will always care for Oliver and he just wants him to be happy.
Oliver reaches to the hand Kyle has on him and rather than shoving it away, he cups Kyle's hand into his.
Cue for Christian (whose body clearly indicates he spends his time at the gym actually working out whereas Kyle and Fish have bodies that would indicate they spend their time cruising the sauna) to catch them in that tender bonding moment. Fish of course shoves Kyle off and insists to Christian that he was being assaulted.
Kyle leaves, but even before exiting the locker room he flirts with new guy Nick and they exchange digits. Once Kyle leaves Oliver also approaches Nick, and warns him about Kyle being bad news...even though we know he's actually battling the urge to keep Kyle for himself.
Kyle gets a phone call from whore Stacy who has him come over to the apartment where she plans on fucking him so she can get pregnant again (to keep the ruse going that she's carrying Rex's baby). Before he can even explain why he resists her initial advances, her whore friend Kim (later revealed to be Aubrey Wentworth) joins in trying to engage him in a three-way. Finally he spills that he's not interested in their rotten crotches and he's leaving to go try to sample some of new guy Nick's sausage instead.
So Stacy dialed the next phone number in her list of 'eligible' men she's met in Llanview. Oliver's phone rings and Stacy tells him she wants to meet up with him. Next week we'll see Fish nail her which eventually leads to the unfortunately named baby Sierra Rose.
Anyway, if Scott Evans is going through any drama or struggles on that level in his real life, I'd understand him needing a bump.
"The Fire Island pass-around bottom part of the story is FACT " - LOL! I'm not sure you understand the difference between fact and rumor. It's great gossip and may very well be true (we can hope for fantasy sake) but unless you were there passing him around or have the pics to prove it - its still just a great potentially true rumor. It ain't fact.
How will this affect the next Avengers movie? He's supposed to have this wholesome All-American image. He could be putting a million dollar franchise in danger.
That's the wrong actor, r144.
Scott is a former soap star now in trouble for the cocaine purchase.
His brother Chris is the star of Captain America and the Avengers.
Has Frank commented on this story yet?
I thought Frank was more into muscle twinks like Seponski. Scott's not his type.
Actually, R143 - I WAS THERE and it is a fact.
I've been enjoying the OLTL reruns on SN. I watch in the mornings while I'm having coffee and getting ready for work. In hindsight I have to say 2009 was a damn good year in terms of writing and stories, Morasco Fiasco be damned.
OLTL is coming back!!
Scott is fat and hairy, so is he considered a bear?
Cathy Craig, posting from Odyssey House
Oh, PLEASE say it's true, r150!!
I am DYING to find out what's been going on with all my favorite characters: Rex, Gigi, Stacey, Destiny, Aubrey, Cutter, Vimal, Rama...
He's got poz face
R153 you must be a parody post. THOSE were your favorite characters?
Well R153 stacey died a while ago, I liked cutter/rex/gigi but R155 has it
Viki/todd(victor jr)/blair/tea/brody/ford were probably my favorites
Not that I believe the show will be back, but OLTL will never survive simply in name only. They need to get the familiar, heavy hitters to sign first.
According to Jaimey Giddens new PP details have emerged. ABC has given PP until Feb. to get AMC and OLTL back into production. A studio has been leased in Stanford, CT and supposedly sets are being built. Four half hour episodes of each show will be produced a week. Allegedly talks are underway with several cast members.
[quote]A studio has been leased in Stanford, CT
Oh hell. Sounds like Peapack to me. I don't see how they could have this in production by February. And aren't they only going to use fi-core writers? That will be a fairly short list. IF it really happened it would probably be all the old timers (Viki, Clint, Bo, Nora), Blair maybe Tea and a bunch of recast newbies. And who would have the rights to Todd, McBain and Starr? How in the hell would they handle the Todd/Victor stuff???
I have a headache already
IF they actually manage to get either of the shows produced and available for viewing, I wonder how many people would be interested enough to pay a fee to watch them online.
Wasn't that the intent of the PP company? I don't remember ever reading specific details on how it would work or what would be charged (if anything). Could it be all sponsor/advertisement supported?
If there will be a fee, I'm no longer likely to be interested. Had they mounted the online show last year when it was initially announced, I would have been more likely to consider it, but I'm not feeling it as much anymore.
STANFORD is a university in California
STAMFORD is a city in Connecticut.
That is all.
Stamford, Stanford, who the fuck cares? Give me details on sex/drug addict Scott's fuck sessions with Frankie V.
I'm remembering now how torn I was about OLTL during the Kish storyline which is being replayed on SoapNet now.
Kyle and Oliver coming together after Fish finally decided to come out was good, but they also added the Dorian running for mayor and going with the publicity stunt of declaring she was going to marry her lesbian campaign manager. That part was so over the top ridiculous that I remember not entirely liking the show then.
I wonder if overplaying the multiple gay storylines at the same time is what turned some people off and eventually led to the change in direction and canning of Kish.
Yes, r167, but Blair's defenestration at the campaign rally was one of the most unforgettable moments of TV that year.
KISH got canned because Scott Evans wanted too much money - he was recurring before KISH started happening, and when OLTL offered him a contract, he asked for more than Frons thought he was worth.
Scott plead guilty to trying to buy cocaine.
No jail time, but he has to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings which he apparently has already started. Once he's attended 60 meetings in 6 months (and keeps a clean record) the case will be thrown out.
All that is according to TMZ.
Scott was the lead guest star this week on WHITE COLLAR - some interesting scenes with Bomer. Fascinating to watch two out gay actors interact together in scenes where sexuality isn't involved, but you know the backstage stories and can only wonder...
The episode was shot last summer. Scott isn't really very convincing as a heavy (pun intended); he was much better doing the dorky Fish thing on OLTL. He should stick to comedy, if he can get another job....
Will his character be on more episodes of White Collar, Roxy at r173? I mean did he die or anything? I remember they showed him just from behind on the fall finale and I forgot about trying to catch it when it started up again.
Actor? F list if at all.
He got carted off to prison at the end of the episode, so I doubt he'll be back R174.
OMG, he looks so fucking ugly in R172.
They did it!
Today SoapNet reran the episode when Fish and Kyle finally sealed the deal. I'd forgotten that it was New Years Eve, and that the next morning Foxy Roxy walks in on them in bed together.
Frank bailed him out.
OLTL returns via iTunes and Hulu:
(why would anyone pay to watch it on iTunes when they can watch it free on Hulu?)
There's already trouble behind the scenes. Co-HW Susan Bedsow Horgan it out. PP is saying she quit for personal reasons, but word is she was fired. The new OLTL looks dreadful. AMC actually looks pretty good.
I've heard one camp say that Susie's vision was clashing with the direction Agnes wanted them to go in. Another source said PP wanted more focus on the younger set and shot down a lot of Susie's plans. Could have been a bit of both.
I tend to believe the latter, r188, which sucks if they are already demanding the extreme focus on teens before it really even gets off the ground.
I don't know if there is any other related thread.
Pics from the premiere of OLTL/AMC.
Rich Frank and Jeff Kwantinetz were at the Daytime Emmys. Hopefully we'll get some gossip about PP's next plans and if this labor dispute is close to being resolved.
Took a peek at the rebroadcast PP episodes on the OWN network yesterday. I was curious how the shows would look on real TV, since I'm not a fan of online viewing. I thought they looked odd, though. Disappointing.
Agnes wants to bring the Siegels and the Woleks back to OLTL. She wants Julie Siegel Toland to be a stereotypical Jewish yenta and the role will probably go to Cynthia Watros. The part of her mother, Eileen, will be played by Kay Ballard.
For the Woleks, Larry Wolek will be Michael Storm again. Mike is in his early 70's, but still looks great. Mike had hoped the ABC end of OLTL would have reunited him with Judith Light as Karen. The part of Karen will return as well, with the 2nd most popular portrayer, Julia Duffy.
Look for a familiar name to play Wanda.
I'm avaialable for double duty.
PROSPECT PARK PRESENTS
ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Everlyn Johnson and Marcy Wade Burke
Frankie you know Marcy was killed off, oh that hardly matters does it?
How come Scott is fat and hairy while his brother is well-built and smooth? It's no contest who's the more fuckable.
Chris is very hairy too, r198 - any time it's smooth is only because he's shaved it.
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