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September 2, 2015


Whoopi Goldberg going back to sci-fi

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 13th 2008 10:24AM
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg has had an interesting, diverse career. She started as a stand-up comic, went into acting, became one of only 13 people to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony, co-hosted the original Comic Relief with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, had a major recurring role in Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as being a series regular for one season for that show) and has been a co-host on The View (this is a synopsis. I know I'm leaving a lot out, including Hollywood Squares and a memorable appearance on Absolutely Fabulous).

While her star has faded somewhat, she keeps getting involved with interesting projects. Perhaps she feels she's conquered the mountain and therefore will try anything that comes along that piques her interest. With that in mind, she's starring in an online mini-series called Strange for FEARnet.com. She is also an executive producer.

Online-only series tend to not be as popular as their television equivalents, but kudos to Goldberg for her career experimentation.

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Soap producer Gloria Monty dead

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 3rd 2006 12:03PM

gloria montyThose of you who are a bit older than me might remember that in the late 70s and early 80s General Hospital began to get a bit, well, "weirder." Suddenly their were weird plots involving criminal master minds, aliens, and other wacky sci-fi stuff. I only know this because my mother watched General Hospital pretty religiously when I was growing up.

Well, Gloria Monty, the woman who was responsible for sending General Hospital in all those weird directions, as well as overseeing the show during the height of those steamy "Luke and Laura" years, passed away Thursday at the age of 84. Monty was called in as a producer in the late 70s when the show was experiencing a sag in ratings due to more women working outside the home. Her solution was to target younger audiences, thus the show got stranger. The producer character in the movie Tootsie was also based on Monty.

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