Tuesday, August 12, 2014


                                         TALK TO ME TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014


Hi Dawn! Thank you for joining me on The Soap Spiel. It is an honor and pleasure to have one of my best friends in the world here.

Which events did you go to at the GHFCW?

Brian Craig, and Kelly Thiebaud event, Teresa Castillo, and Emme Rylan event, Main Cast event, Jason, and Dominic event, and The Karaoke event.... 

What was your favorite event at the GHFCW?

I gotta say the Karaoke event was by far the highlight of the weekend. If they have it again next year I'm definitely attending. 

There must have been lots of people there, Did you get to meet everyone you wanted?

Yes the whole weekend jammed packed with soap stars. I got to see everyone I wanted too...

Any moment during the weekend stand out to you?

Yep, meeting Ryan Carnes twice was what stands out to me. First encounter he thought we met before. He said to me "You look very familiar have we met before?" I told him "No, but I've tweeted to you." Second encounter he totally remembered my name and that made me feel good and he autographed 2 photos for me and on one he wrote all my love, and on the other photo he wrote Thanks for the love...

Amazing! So glad you had fun. Next year, I hope to join you! Thanks again Dawn! xoxo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014



Thank you so much Cody for being here!

I thought I would do something different, when I approached you, what did you think of my idea?

First of all, thank you so much for reaching out to me about this.  I've been a huge fan of this blog for a long time, and
I, again, appreciate the opportunity.  I honestly was completely shocked, but humbled, that you'd reach out to somebody
like myself, who, in no way, shape, form or fashion, is in the entertainment industry at all, so, just to know that I had
somebody out there who appreciated me and what I do enough to ask me to do something like this, is humbling in and
of itself.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do I start?  Ha.  I've been a soap fan for 10+ years.  I originally grew up an ABC Daytime fan, but, recently have branched out to other soaps.  I host a radio show called Weekdays with Murph, where I bring on actors from soaps to
chat with fans for about 30 minutes or so.  I enjoy it, it's just a little hobby.

What made you start your radio show?

Interesting question.  As I said, I've been a Daytime fan for a while, and an actor I follow on Twitter had tweeted out one day that she was going to be on a radio show.  I thought, "Okay, I'll tune in, just to support her."  I did, and as it turned out, I think
I actually ended up calling in to that show.  After the show, I thought about it for a while, and went, "You know what?  If they can
do this, I can do this".  I mulled it over for a couple months, and started the show on August 20, 2012.  We're about to celebrate our 2 year anniversary in a month and a half.  I also recently brought on a co-host, Emily.  I wouldn't trade anything about the show for the world.  It's afforded me so many opportunities to chat with some of the sweetest, most down to earth people on the planet.

What shows do you watch?

Aside from General Hospital, I tend to be all over the map with my shows, anything from reality to drama.  I have a policy with any new show, I'll give it at least an episode or two to see if I like it.  That's actually worked out for me pretty good.  Some of my favorite shows I still watch have started out with this thought, "Let me just watch this and see if it's any good".  To answer your question, I LOVE Nashville, this new reality show on ABC called Rising Star, GH, of course, and the list goes on.  We'd be here all night if I had to list them all.

Favorite interview?

That's like picking a favorite child, I can't do it.  I will say this, though:  A few interviews that are close to my heart are the first time GH's Kelly Thiebaud was on, and my interview with Kathleen Gati, who are two of the sweetest people you'd ever want to come in contact with.

Favorite character?

That's a tie between GH's Ava and Britt.  Both Maura West and Kelly Thiebaud are complete sweethearts.  With Kelly, you wouldn't think she'd be as sweet as she is simply because of the character she plays, but I can't say enough good things about her.

Least fave character?

Tie between Duke, and, I hate to say it, Sonny's been getting on my nerves a bit, lately.  I used to be a HUGE Sonny fan, now, not so much

Any more dreams you need to accomplish?

I am actually in the process of writing a book called "Throwing Curveballs".  I have a dream of seeing all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums by the time I'm 30 myself and I'm writing about my experience at every one, so I'm working on that, hopefully it will be finished within the next couple years, cross your fingers.  Other than that, just keep doing what I'm doing with the show and hopefully some good things will come of that.

Thank you so much Cody for doing me the honor. I am a huge fan of yours personally and professionally. All the best to you always!

Thank YOU for asking me.  Like I said, I've always been a huge fan of you and this blog and anything I can do to support you and your projects, I'm more than happy to.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Hi everyone! Hope all is well. There are a few things I wanted to discuss.

I don't have any current interviews back from the people I sent to, so I will be taking a small hiatus until then.

Thank you for all the loyal spielers and the support. Please share and spread the word.

If you are on twitter, follow us there @thesoapspiel. You can also find us on Facebook. I will be updating that daily or every other day.

Take care everyone and spiel!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Doing something different this week. One of my dear friends is a star to me. I do believe we all are and need to shine. Well, I am making my friend Daphne Mahotiere shine today. I am indeed her biggest fan!  She is beautiful inside and out and I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for joining me again Daph!
You have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. When were you diagnosed? Tell us briefly what that is and your experience.

I was diagnosed on 3/28/2012 after a grueling 8 months of doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me. The textbook definition of Crohn’s Disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus). The TMI definition is that your guts are turning inside out. To put Crohn’s into context, if you’ve ever had food poisoning multiply that by 100 then add the flu and multiply that by 100 and then add in how you would feel after working a 16-hour shift at McDonalds and multiply that by 10. That would be a general description of a day in the life of Crohn’s.

You love to travel. What places have you been blessed to visit?

Traveling gives me LIFE!! Since my diagnosis, I had to learn to appreciate my own life today and make my own dreams come true. I have been blessed to visit Costa Rica, Beijing, Xi’An, Shanghai, Manhattan, Vegas, Los Angeles, Cancun, Hawaii, Dubai, Abu Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Bangkok. I have a trip to Tokyo planned for October 2014.

What are your thoughts on being single? I ask this because I just love you and your words of wisdom regarding this subject.

Being single is a state of mind because I’m alone but not lonely. I used to be a relationship junkie until I became ill. That’s when I had to take the time to fall in love with me which is something I had never done in the past. I’ve learned to create happiness in my own life without being dependent upon someone else to do it for me. If I meet that special someone someday, great. If I don’t, that’s great too because I’ve created my own happiness and appreciation for my life.
You have started your own reality show. Tell us about that. Any words of wisdom to leave us with? I started a reality show with my family called Mingling With The Mahotieres aka #MWTM which is currently on hiatus. I have since formed a partnership with a production company called DaphRo Productions, LLC and we are working on a lot of exciting TV projects slated for release for the 2014-2015 season.

Love you and thanks so much! You truly inspire me xoxo

Love you too! Thank you for having me!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


                           MY INTERVIEW with JADE HARLOW (Lianna Ramos, The Bay)



 What was your experience like on Days?

It was Fantastic! I had a great time and loved the people I worked with on both sides of the camera.

Will we see Sheryl again?

I have no idea

 The Bay is on fire! What can we expect from Lianna in the coming eppys?

Thank You! Lianna is still trying to find herself. She's a person that truly has no sense of where she fits in the world. No sense of being loved in a way that matters. In this chapter, she collides with some new Bay City residents & tries her luck with both new and old acquaintances.
Working on any projects?

The only one I can talk about at the moment is a film I'm doing with Pascal Payant entitled "On the Horizon"

When I approached you about the fan club, what was going through your mind?

Somehow my mom has put her up to this

haha nope, all my idea ;)

Join the fan club everyone. It is free! Join in the fun!

Thank you Jade! All the Best to you!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Some of my faves pics/edits :)


The Soap Spiel would like to extend their condolences to Matthew's wife Christine Baranski and family on the loss of soap icon Matthew Cowles, EX Billy Clyde Tuggle, AMC