Q and A A. Sad but true. It seems American TV watchers like their shows in 3D: Degrading, desperate and dumb. "The Bachelorette" has sparked four marriages. The show was suffered one suicide, one accidental sport death, 9 million tabloid stories and 17 …Read more. Soap Opera Summary "BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL": Wyatt is in complete and utter shock at the generous gift that was willed to him by an old friend. Deacon is impressed by Wyatt's determination when he learns how Hope's ex-beau plans to use his newly acquired gift to his …Read more. Gossip Memo to people who are not funny — "Don't make jokes," leave them to the professionals. We are going to do Jason Biggs (Ex Pete Wendell, "As the World Turns") a favor and make a house arrest of all his communication devices. That's right …Read more. Soap Opera Summary "BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL": Bill takes responsibility for Quinn being in everyone's lives. Horrified by Quinn's actions, Wyatt demands answers from her regarding her dangerous antics. Hope is having a difficult time dealing with the fact that Bill is …Read more.more articles
LYNDA HIRSCH ON SOAPS -- Q AND A
Q: I recently read that actress Sean Young was arrested during the Oscars. Didn't she do a soap opera? — Lauren K. in Portland, Ore.
A: Indeed, she did. Sean Young recently played Meggie McClaine on "Young and Restless."
There have been many stories about her arrest during the Governor's Ball. According to security guards, she was not invited to the party but decided to come anyway. A security guard told her to leave several times, but she refused. He claims at that point Young slapped him. Young says she slapped him because he had put his hand on her shoulder and caused her bruises. Young was arrested, pictures were taken of her black and blue mark, and she is considering suing the city of Los Angeles.
Young has had an up-and-down career. She has often created buzz in the press not because of her star-making roles, but because of her off-screen antics. Young was the first to be let go from "Ice Skating With the Stars," a "Dancing With the Stars" ripoff that did very poorly in the ratings. The actress, who appeared in the movie "Blade Runner," played Michael Douglas' wife in "Wall Street." Young found most of her scenes were on the cutting room floor. It seems Young and the movie's director, Oliver Stone, had several clashes on the set. So the director, who really does have the final say, left a lot of her stuff out of the movie.
In 1989, actor James Woods sued her for harassment.
Wanting to star as Catwoman in the "Batman" series, she marched into the studio during filming to show off her homemade Catwoman costume. She did not get the role.
Young tweeted that she was not drunk at the time of her Hollywood arrest.
Q: I saw an interview with David Hasselhoff. He mentioned being in a soap in the beginning of his career. He did not say which one. Which soap was he on? — Lauretta G. in Toronto
A: Indeed, he was. David Hasselhoff played the role of Dr. Foster Snapper on "Young and Restless." Yes, that was the character's name.
Snapper was a gynecologist, which made the name even more bizarre. Hasselhoff, who played the role for several years, replaced William Gray Espy. Espy left the show to work on his singing and prime time acting career. For a while, he worked steadily. In the '80s, however, his acting work seemed to drop off. Espy now lives in Dothan, Ala.
As for Hasselhoff, he recently made a return visit to "Young and Restless" when his mother Liz was dying and was at her bedside.
To find out more about Lynda Hirsch and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.
COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM