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  • Debuted on ABC: January 5, 1970
  • Final ABC Tape Date: August 30, 2011
  • Final ABC Episode: September 23, 2011
  • Debut on Hulu / iTunes: April 29, 2013
  • Debut on OWN: July 15, 2013
  • # of Episodes on ABC: 10712
  • Original Network: ABC
  • Created by: Agnes Nixon
  • Takes place in: Pine Valley, PA

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    (News section last updated May 23, 2019)

    20 Years Ago, Susan Lucci Finally Won Her First Daytime Emmy

    (5/23/19) (Video) Where were you when Shemar Moore trumpeted, “The streak is over!”?

    It was 20 years ago this week, on May 21, 1999, when the Daytime Emmys delivered their most memorable moment. All My Children star Susan Lucci was, finally, a winner.

    Hosted by Oprah Winfrey and held at The Theater in Madison Square Garden (and airing in primetime on CBS because, well, it was a different time then), the ceremony’s antepenultimate award found The Young and the Restless‘ Jeanne Cooper, As the World Turns‘ Elizabeth Hubbard, AMC‘s Lucci, Y&R‘s Melody Thomas Scott and Guiding Light‘s Kim Zimmer vying for Outstanding Lead Actress honors.

    At that time, Zimmer was 3-for-5 in career nominations, Hubbard was 2-for-9 and Cooper was 0-for-4. Scott was looking to convert on her first Daytime Emmy nod ever, while Lucci was facing no less than her 19th attempt to grab gold.

    Lucci was part of AMC‘s original ensemble when the ABC serial made its debut in 1970, and she was first nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1978. Over the first decades of her run, she in grande dame Erica Kane created what TV Guide Magazine called “unequivocally the most famous soap-opera character in the history of TV.”

    Yet as of May 1999, all she had to show for it — other than an industry-leading paycheck that reportedly exceeded $1 million per year — was a Best Soap Actress title per a People magazine poll and Soap Opera Digest‘s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.

    But that all changed minutes after Y&R star Shemar Moore took the stage to present the Outstanding Lead Actress award, as seen in the video clip above.

    What resulted was tears (from Lucci as well as many famous faces in the crowd) and a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes. Even in the press room afterwards (where I was based; Ausiello as Soaps in Depth’s news director was in the audience), the soap opera vet received a huge round of applause.

    What pushed Lucci across the finish line that year of all years? In past competitions, she tended to submit scenes from two unrelated storylines and sometimes featuring too much melodrama. But in 1999, Tom O’Neil (now the president and founder of sister site Gold Derby, then at the Los Angeles Times) observed, “She submitted two continuous episodes that showed off a diverse range of her acting skills, including, of course, three crying scenes and a diva’s best slap, but also convincing displays of tenderness, fear and love as she hovered over anorexic daughter Bianca in the hospital.”

    You can watch the Bianca intervention episode below: Video.

    Hulu Sets Animated Kids Series With Openly Gay Main Character; T.R. Knight, Bobby Moynihan, RuPaul & Others Add Voices ‘The Bravest Knight’

    (5/23/19) T.R. Knight, Bobby Moynihan, Storm Reid, RuPaul, Christine Baranski and Wanda Sykes are among the stellar voice cast set for The Bravest Knight, Hulu’s groundbreaking animated kids series based on Daniel Errico’s popular children’s book The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, from Big Bad Boo Studios. The first five episodes of the series will launch June 21 on Hulu June 21, followed by additional episodes later this year.

    The boundary-breaking new series features a household with two dads (Sir Cedric, voiced by Knight, and Prince Andrew), making it one of the first children’s television series with an openly gay main character. It chronicles a young pumpkin farmer’s adventure as he attempts to become the bravest knight who ever lived.

    In addition to Knight as Sir Cedric, The Bravest Knight stars Moynihan as young Cedric’s troll sidekick Grunt, Reid as Not-Yet-Knight Nia, and will also feature the voice talents of RuPaul, Baranski, Sykes, Wilson Cruz, Teri Polo, Steven Weber, Donna Murphy, AJ McLean, Dot-Marie Jones, Maz Jobrani, Chance Hurstfield and more. The Bravest Knight’s opening theme song was written and performed by Grammy-nominated musician, songwriter and activist Justin Tranter.

    Following the inspiring and perseverant former pumpkin farmer, Sir Cedric, now grown and married to the prince of his dreams, The Bravest Knight recounts personal tales of his journey. Sir Cedric shares his story with his adopted 10-year-old daughter Nia, on how he transformed from day-time farmer to full-fledged knight. Nia, who is training to become a brave knight herself, learns important values such as honor, justice and compassion; proving that knighthood is much more than slaying dragons.

    The Bravest Knight joins Hulu’s original kids series including Holly Hobbie, Find Me In Paris and Doozers, among others.

    Rebecca Budig On GH Return

    (5/23/19) Rebecca Budig, who played the role of Hayden on GH from 2015-17, tells Digest exclusively that when the show reached out to her about a possible comeback, “It was a very nice feeling and very flattering to know that they could see the potential story for Hayden and Finn. I think there is a lot left untold there.” Budig will be back on-screen this summer and says, “I am curious about how they are going to bring Hayden back and who I’ll be working with. It should be fun!” For more with the actress, check out the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale Friday.

    The Young and the Restless Adds All My Children Veteran Eva LaRue

    (5/16/19) Eva LaRue is returning to Natalia Boa Vista’s stomping grounds.

    The former CSI: Miami star will join the cast of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVLine has confirmed. In addition to her homecoming at the network, the move will mark LaRue’s daytime comeback: She played neurologist Dr. Maria Santos Grey on the ABC soap All My Children off and on over the course of 18 years. In 1997, she received a Daytime Emmy nomination for supporting actress for her work on the series.

    LaRue’s Y&R character, Celeste Rosales, is the mother of Lola (played by Sasha Calle), Arturo (played by Jason Canela) and Rey Rosales (played by Jordi Vilasuso). LaRue begins shooting in late May; look for Celeste’s first appearance to take place on Wednesday, June 26. first reported the casting.

    The actress’ other TV credits include Fuller House, George Lopez, Soul Food, Third Watch and Santa Barbara. At present, she hosts Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.

    CBS recently renewed The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful — as well as its entire daytime lineup, which also includes The Talk, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal — for the 2019-2020 TV season.

    Eva LaRue Mourns the Loss of Her Father, Luis

    (5/14/19) ( Please join us in sending love to Eva LaRue (Maria, ALL MY CHILDREN), whose father, Luis, has passed away. “I love you, my Daddy,” she shared on Instagram with a series of lovely photos. “Until I see you again, my five-year-old self will dance on your feet in my dreams.” The actress shared a shot of them embracing warmly, an old family photo from the ‘90s, and a solo photo of Luis. You can see them by swiping or clicking through her Instagram post here.

    Thanks to the loving support of her father and mother, LaRue grew into a lovely woman who has had quite the life. After her successful run on AMC, she left daytime to join the cast of GEORGE LOPEZ and then star on CSI: MIAMI. More recently, LaRue has appeared in FULLER HOUSE and MACK & MOXY as well as the films Urban Cowboy and Orphan Horse.

    General Hospital is bringing back Rebecca Budig

    (5/9/19) ( It’s finally happening: Hayden Barnes is coming back to Port Charles.

    EW has learned exclusively that Rebecca Budig — a.k.a. Hayden, that conniving little heartbreaker who ran out on Finn (Michael Easton) — will return to General Hospital this summer. The brass is staying mum about Hayden’s much-anticipated return, though it seems kind of obvious that she’s ready to introduce her baby to its father!

    Let’s recap: The last time fans saw Hayden was in September 2017, when she was writing an apology letter to Finn for leaving him at the altar. She was also clearly pregnant, even though she let Finn believe the baby had been lost.

    Since then, fans have wondered whether Budig would ever return and put Finn out of his misery. (Though he hasn’t suffered too much; he’s now in a relationship with Anna, played by Finola Hughes.) ABC executive Nathan Varni certainly teased the possibility earlier this year on Blog Talk Radio’s Daytime After Dark.

    “I think it’s definitely a possibility,” he said. “As you know, we left Hayden telling Finn she lost the baby, but the reality of the situation was that she did not lose the baby. So I think with that cliffhanger, there’s definitely room to perhaps one day play that again. Obviously no guarantees, but I think the writers did a good job of kind of tying that story up and leaving a lot to be desired, and that could be a potential obstacle down the road for Finn and kind of a big surprise. So we’ll have to see. But I think it’ll be a while, as we’re not quite yet to that point where we’re ready to return Hayden to the canvas.”

    Budig first joined GH in 2015. Before that, she starred as Greenlee Smythe on All My Children.

    She’s also set to appear in Charter Communications’ upcoming Bad Boys spin-off, LA.’s Finest. It drops on Spectrum’s On Demand platform May 13 and stars Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union.

    General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

    Ben Stiller may make documentary about his beloved parents

    (5/8/19) Ben Stiller wants to make a documentary about his parents, legendary comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

    “I’m actually right now putting [together] all footage of my parents [to] try and maybe make some sort of documentary,” he told Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival. “It’s crazy to watch it all. There’s so much stuff.”

    Stiller and Meara appeared on “Ed Sullivan” 30 times, and Ben said he watched them prep for the show: “Our living room was their office .?.?. I would hear them sort of working and improvising. Sometimes arguing. We didn’t know if the argument was a sketch or real.”

    Susan Lucci looks back on the cancellation of 'All My Children': 'There was a lot of anger'

    (5/5/19) ( For many, Erica Kane was All My Children. An original character, fans followed her antics, brought to life by Susan Lucci, for 41 years as she worked her way through all the men of Pine Valley. So when the show ended, there were initial feelings of "anger" which led to a period of "mourning" for the soap opera icon.

    In a conversation with Yahoo Entertainment ahead of the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, which take place Sunday, Lucci — who famously won her Lead Actress Emmy in 1999 after losing 18 times — recalled getting the news in April 2011 that ABC was ending the soap, which was a daytime staple for more than four decades.

    "When the announcement was going to be made that All My Children was going to go off the air, [creator] Agnes Nixon actually called me and told me she had heard this was going to happen,” Lucci recalls. She says Nixon didn’t want her to be “blindsided,” as the face of the show — and, arguably, daytime TV.

    Lucci says she suspected “something was up” anyway based on the number of executives on set that day. She was then called to the producer’s office, where the head of ABC Daytime, Brian Frons, broke the news.

    “I was very surprised,” she remembers, “and I asked him why and he said they were replacing us with a show that [cost] 40 percent less to produce,” referring to The Chew. (Lucci previously ripped Frons in her 2011 memoir All My Life for the seemingly gleeful way he delivered the cancellation news, writing, "An iconic show was losing out to greed. ... I watched Brian Frons’s decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country.” Frons left ABC in January 2012 after a petition demanded he be fired.)

    After spending her entire career on the show, Lucci admits that the cancellation left her hurt.

    "There was a lot of anger that day — from me and everybody else,” she says. “It was really a period of mourning because we went through all of those stages — the anger, the denial, the sadness, the missing of each other."

    However, she adds that the fans and their passion for the show "helped me get through that mourning period.” She says she’s come to realize that despite the show ending, “I do have [Erica] with me,” the soap icon says about her diva counterpart, adding, “There’s a little bit of Erica in all of us. It’s a matter of proportion and the day.”

    The final scene of the show, which aired on Sept. 23, 2011, centered around Lucci's character, who was planning to leave Pine Valley to move to Hollywood, causing turbulence with her on-again, off-again love Jack (played by Walt Willey). But it was a cliffhanger with Jacob Young, who played J.R., yielding a gun — where Kane and other popular denizens were gathered — with his target unknown.

    “The way the show ended was very interesting. Agnes ended it as a champion. She was so great the way she wrote," Lucci says of Nixon, who passed away in 2016. "There was a cliffhanger [and] to this day people will ask me: Who was in the crosshairs? Did Erica live? Did she go get Jack back? Did they get married? After we were canceled, Agnes still had storyline, so [we] both thought the show would come back."

    There was hope that it would continue online initially. It was briefly revived through the production company Prospect Park, but the new production was plagued with problems — financial and otherwise. Lucci never officially signed on and it was canceled — again — in 2013.

    Lucci says that despite All My Children ending twice, she has never completely ruled out bringing it back.

    “There is some conversation about a way to do it," she says with that Erica sparkle in her eye. "We'll see. I mean, we don’t know.”

    As for The Chew, which was the replacement for AMC with its lower budget, it debuted about a month after the soap went went dark. The food-centric talk chat show ran for six years before also being canceled in June 2018 — about six months after co-host Mario Batali was fired following sexual misconduct allegations.

    This Sunday, the 2019 Daytime Emmys honoring the four remaining soaps and the rest of the daytime programming will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., and will be hosted by Extra TV personality Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood from The Talk. However, there will perhaps be no moment quite as great at at the 1999 show — 20 years ago — when Lucci won her first Emmy, for Best Actress, after 19 nominations.

    Dishing with Digest - 5/3/19 - Sal Stowers

    (5/3/19) DAYS's Sal Stowers Traces Her Soap Roots (Listen / download) Sal Stowers talks about her emotional year as DAYS's Lani, her first soap job as ALL MY CHILDREN's Cassandra, winning AMERICA'S TOP MODEL AND MORE with Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also talk about the AMC and ONE LIFE reboots, and the comebacks of DAYS's Stephen Nichols and GH's Ingo Rademacher.

    GUIDING LIGHT Faves Headline New Play

    (5/3/19) GUIDING LIGHT alums Robert Newman (ex-Josh) Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip) have joined the cast of Perfect Crime, the longest running play in New York City history, at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in New York City. Newman will perform in the role now through May 8 and May 24-June 16 and Aleksander will perform in the role May 10- May 22 and June 17-June 30. For tickets go to or can call The Theater Center box office at 212-921-7862.

    Young and Restless: Melissa Claire Egan Set for Summer Return as Chelsea

    (4/30/19) ( Chelsea Newman is coming home!

    EW has learned exclusively that veteran soap actress Melissa Claire Egan is returning to The Young and the Restless to reprise her fan-favorite role. She’ll begin taping new episodes next month for an early summer debut.

    Egan told her fans via Twitter in January of 2018 that she was leaving the soap after “six wonderful years.” But she left open the possibility of a return to Genoa City. “This isn’t goodbye,” she wrote in her tweet. “Truly. Just goodbye for now.”

    The character of Chelsea was last seen in February 2018 when she left town with her son Connor to avoid jail time. Egan’s departure occurred during the stewardship of Mal Young, the sudser’s former head writer who reportedly left in December. Longtime Y&R scribe Josh Griffith is now running the writers room.

    Before joining Y&R, Egan played Annie on ABC’s All My Children from 2006 to 2011. She recently filmed a starring role in the Hallmark movie, Holiday for Heroes, that will air in November. Egan has earned five Daytime Emmy nominations.

    The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

    Presenters Announced For The Daytime Emmys

    (4/30/19) The list of presenters has been released for this weekend’s 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. At the Creative Arts Emmys on Friday, May 3, B&B’s Courtney Hope (Sally) and Annika Noelle (Hope), DAYS’s Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani), GH’s Josh Swickard (Chase) and Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and Y&R’s Sasha Calle (Lola), Hunter King (Summer) and Michael Mealor (Kyle), as well as DAYS alum Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig), who is nominated for his series AFTER FOREVER, will do the honors. At the May 5 ceremony, B&B’s Don Diamont (Bill) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt), DAYS’s Camila Banus (Gabi), Billy Flynn (ex-Chad), Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail) and Marci Miller (ex-Abigail), GH’s Steve Burton (Jason) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax), Y&R’s Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Melissa Ordway (Abby) will be presenting, as will S.W.A.T star Shemar Moore, who just reprised his role of Y&R’s Malcolm, and ALL MY CHILDREN alum Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan).

    Mark Consuelos thinks patience would help Hollywood marriages

    (4/26/19) For Mark Consuelos it’s all about patience.

    During a recent interview with Esquire, the “Riverdale” star, 48, said Hollywood marriages might fare better if people gave them a little more time because it takes a while to figure the whole thing out.

    “I’m an incredibly slow learner, so I feel like I’m just getting it. Like ‘Oh, this is what you’re supposed to do,’ or, ‘OK, sometimes yes means no,’” he told the mag. “After 23 years, I’m just learning that—so no, I don’t think I could give anybody advice.”

    While he may not feel comfortable giving people marriage advice, he does have an idea of what he’s talking about. Having met on the set of “All My Children” in 1995, he and wife Kelly Ripa are still going strong more than two decades later.

    He continued, “I guess sometimes you see these public marriages end and you wonder, ‘Really? You’re going to quit now? It’s just been a couple of years. Maybe you should try to stick it out.’ It’s kind of great to have a life together with someone. Of course, I’m not supporting staying in a horrible marriage. I’m just saying, if you can, maybe wait until it calms down a little bit. Wait until the magic happens.”

    Consuelos and Ripa also know that it’s not always good to act on impulse.

    In a February appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Consuelos recounted how the couple actually split up right before eloping in 1996. But the actor knew he’d found the right woman, and refused to let her slip away that easily.

    “So I followed her in Central Park,” he added. “And then we went back to my place and we got married the next day.”

    GH’s William deVry Heads To Philadelphia For A Good Cause

    (4/26/19) William deVry, a celebrity amabassador for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, is heading to Philadelphia for the 15th Annual Sandy Sprint Superhero 5k/10k, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event, which kicks of at 7:30 a.m., features runners, walkers and four-legged racers decked out in superhero costumes to honor the heroes impacted by ovarian cancer — survivors and patients, but also their caretakers, families and friends. For more information, visit

    The Good Fight Renewed for Season 4

    (4/24/19) Diane Lockhart & Co. will keep fighting the you-know-what, now that The Good Fight has been renewed for Season 4 at CBS All Access.

    In addition to The Good Wife alum Christine Baranski, the spinoff’s cast includes Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Sheen and Delroy Lindo. Leslie’s future with the acclaimed drama is, however, in question, given her character Maia’s increasingly reduced presence, the actress’ conspicuous absence from Season 3 key art, and an unemployment-related quip Leslie made during husband Kit Harington’s recent Saturday Night Live monologue. (CBS All Access has yet to comment on the original cast member’s future status.)

    “The Good Fight is in the middle of an incredible third season and continues to be a flagship original series for the service,” CBS All Access original content EVP Julie McNamara said in announcing the renewal. “Its visionary creators Robert and Michelle King and the extraordinary cast continue to explore the cultural climate with insight, humor and courage, and we can’t wait to see where these indelible characters go next.”

    Episode 7 of The Good Fight‘s current season releases this Thursday, April 25, with the season finale set for May 16.

    Chrishell Hartley Mourns the Death of Her Father

    (4/23/19) As many families around the world came together to celebrate Easter, Chrishell Hartley (Jordan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) joined her own family to say goodbye to her beloved father. “We lost you today but it was a long, terrible battle with cancer that started taking you years ago,” she shared on Instagram with a vintage photo of her dad. “I choose to remember you the way you were before it took its hold on you. You are at peace now, and ever the Catholic man at heart, I think you chose Easter for a reason.”

    The daytime star, who also appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Bethany and ALL MY CHILDREN as Amanda, clearly inherited her love for entertaining from her father. “I grew up in an unconventional family and my dad was a drummer — the heartbeat of the music,” Hartley explained. “Today we lost the heartbeat of our family but I am happy knowing he took his music to heaven. It just got a lot more rock and roll up there. We love you so much.”

    Tonya Pinkins in Bull 5/6/19

    (4/23/19) “When the Rains Came” – Bull helps mount a defense for Taylor’s brother-in-law, Ralph Kelly (Bobby Moreno), a prison guard charged with manslaughter for the drowning deaths of two inmates in the middle of a hurricane. During the trial, Bull aims to convince the jury that his client tried to prevent a “greater harm” when he abandoned his prison command to evacuate his own family, on BULL, Monday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Bobby Moreno (Ralph Kelly), Clara Stack (Hannah Kelly), Tonya Pinkins (Judge Maynard).

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/19/19) Today – NBC

    Wednesday, April 24

    (10-11 a.m.) Christina Baranski on The Good Fight

    Christine Baranski Recurs On The Big Bang Theory 5/9/19

    (4/19/19) “The Maternal Conclusion” – Leonard is pleasantly surprised when Beverly (Christine Baranski) comes to visit and she’s genuinely kind to him, until he finds out the real reason she’s there. Also, Denise and Stuart overstay their welcome at the Wolowitz house, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 9 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    The Boys in the Band Coming to Netflix From Ryan Murphy; Entire Broadway Cast of All-Gay Actors Set to Return

    (4/17/19) Following a successful limited engagement on Broadway last year, The Boys in the Band will bring the party to Netflix in 2020, Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday on Instagram.

    “Last summer, THE BOYS IN THE BAND were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth,” Murphy wrote. “THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event. The incomparable Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, will direct the film adaptation. The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play. … I will be producing the film with David Stone and Ned Martel. Look for THE BOYS on Netflix in 2020.”

    Reprising their roles from the 2018 Broadway production are Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Heroes), Andrew Rannells (Girls), Charlie Carver (Teen Wolf), Brian Hutchison (Madam Secretary), Michael Benjamin Washington (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Robin de Jesús (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), and Tuc Watkins (Desperate Housewives).

    Set in New York City’s Upper East Side, The Boys in the Band takes place over a single evening, as a group of gay men face uncomfortable truths at a friend’s birthday party.

    This marks the second Broadway production Murphy intends to bring to Netflix. Last week, he announced that new musical The Prom will be turned into a “movie event” for the streaming giant. Other upcoming Netflix titles from Murphy include Ratched, a prequel series about the iconic nurse (played by Sarah Paulson) from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Hollywood, a “love letter” to Los Angeles; and The Politician, a new series starring Ben Platt.

    Produced By Conference Adds Mindy Kaling, Nancy Meyers, Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo And More As Speakers

    (4/16/19) The Producers Guild of America has unveiled the second wave of speakers for the 11th annual Produced By Conference. Additions to this year’s event include Mindy Kaling, Nancy Meyers, Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo, Danny DeVito, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher, James F. Lopez, Michael Thorn,Tracey Edmonds, and Vernon Sanders. The event is set to take place June 8-9 at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles.

    The 2019 Produced By Conference will host several sessions that range from streaming, horror and social good to podcasting and OTT networks. This year’s session includes relevant topics affecting the industry including “The Streamers: Meet the Buyers” featuring executives from Amazon, Disney+, EPIX and Hulu as well as “Content with a Conscious: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms” with Michael B. Jordan. The conference will also delve into horror with “The New Age of Producing Horror” which will feature Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman), Kate Krantz (The Birch, Sunny Family Cult), Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep), Sam Shaw (Castle Rock, Manhattan), Dustin Thomason (Castle Rock, Manhattan), and Marci Wiseman (Sharp Objects, The Loudest Voice).

    Full details about the conference sessions can be read below.

    “Conversation With: Toby Emmerich & Peter Roth” features an in-depth discussion with the Warner Bros. heads of film and television about the future of development across platforms.

    “Conversation With: Mindy Kaling & Nancy Meyers sponsored by Delta Air Lines” invites Mindy Kaling, the skyrocketing writer and producer of the upcoming film Late Night, to her first appearance at the Produced By Conference alongside revered director and producer Nancy Meyers.

    “Conversation With: Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito” features a conversation with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito discussing their favorite stories from their decades-long careers, including their current work on the award-winning Netflix series The Kominsky Method.

    “Conversation With: Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman” will bring the Hollywood and tech industry moguls to the stage to talk about their streaming service, Quibi, and provide insights into how disruptive technologies are changing the future of the entertainment industry.

    “360 Profile: When They See Us” will bring Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan King & Berry Welsh to the stage to discuss the creation and exploration of important themes in the new Netflix drama, When They See Us, that exposes the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case.

    The conference will also include the following sessions:

    Conversation With: Toby Emmerich & Peter Roth
    Conversation With: Mindy Kaling & Nancy Meyers sponsored by Delta Air Lines
    Conversation With: Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito
    Conversation With: Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman
    360 Profile: When They See Us featuring Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan King & Berry Welsh
    The New Age of Producing Horror
    Content with a Conscious: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms
    The Art & Craft of Pitching
    The Keys to the Kingdom: Financiers & Distributors
    TV: Meet the Buyers
    The Streamers: Meet the Buyers
    Power of Podcasts: The Latest Way to Extend Your Story
    Live Entertainment Evolved: Scripted, Interactive and Beyond sponsored by Blackmagic Design
    Representation for Everyone: Why It Makes Sense Now More Than Ever sponsored by Freeform
    The Integrated Data-Driven Production: Efficiency, Economy and Quality sponsored by Cast & Crew
    New Technology: Balancing Creativity and Cost sponsored by Panavision
    Below you can read the list of additional speakers.

    Alana Mayo, President of Production and Development, Outlier Society Productions; Annihilation, Fences
    Berry Welsh, SVP, Production & Development, Tribeca Productions; When They See Us, The Irishman
    Chris Thomes, Vice President, Marketing Strategy, ABC Studios
    Daniela Hamilton; Telenovela Live
    Danny DeVito; Actor/Director/Producer; The War of the Roses, Matilda
    Gail Berman, President, Producers Guild of America; Chairperson, SIDECAR
    Ian Cooper,Creative Director, Monkeypaw Productions; Us, Candyman
    James F. Lopez, President, Will Packer Productions; Little, What Men Want
    Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WndrCo; Founder and Chairman of the Board, Quibi
    Jesse Sisgold, President & Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media
    Kia Kiso, Founding Member, PGA Social Impact Entertainment Task Force; Producer, Zaza Productions; Mile… Mile & A Half
    Kip Konwiser, Co-Founder, The Money Pool; Ana, Cigarette
    Leila Jarman, Producer/Director and Creative Director of Women’s Voices Now
    Lucy Fisher, President, Producers Guild of America; Partner, Red Wagon Entertainment; The Great Gatsby, Divergent series
    Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi
    Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment
    Michael B. Jordan, Principal, Outlier Society Productions; Black Panther, Creed franchise
    Mindy Kaling, Principal, Kaling International; Late Night, The Mindy Project
    Nancy Meyers, The Intern, It’s Complicated
    Steven Canals; Pose, Dead of Summer
    Tracey Edmonds, CEO and President, Edmonds Entertainment; Games People Play, Jumping the Broom
    Tricia Melton, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Freeform
    Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios

    Inside Salem Podcast - 4/15/19 - Chrishell Hartley, Wally Kurth, Judi Evans and Freddie Smith

    (4/16/19) (Listen / download) Chrishell Hartley Spills the Beans on Jordan's Secret Baby; Wally Kurth, Judi Evans and Freddie Smith Play "Dish, Dirt or Delight"

    Chrishell Hartley tells us everything she knows about Jordan Ridgeway's surprise baby and feelings toward Rafe. Then, Wally Kurth, Judi Evans and Freddie Smith join Michael Fairman in the studio to discuss the Kiriakis family dynamic and talk about their favorite cast members in a game of "Dish, Dirt or Delight."

    Actor Justin Hartley lands the role of homeowner in Encino

    (4/16/19) ( Actor Justin Hartley of “This Is Us” fame and his wife, Realtor and actress Chrishell Stause, have purchased a newly built home in Encino for $4.65 million. We’re betting they looked at the modern farmhouse-style single-story and said, “This is us.”

    Private and gated, the 6,762 square feet of open floor plan is crowned by high ceilings and exposed wood beams. A glass wall reveals the temperature-controlled wine room. The kitchen features both prep and eat-at islands as well as a glass-sided breakfast nook.

    A high-tech media room, a dining room, a butler’s panty, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms are among the other living spaces.

    The resort-like backyard contains a contemporary fire-pit area, a pool house, a swimming pool and a sports court.

    Hartley, 42, has television credits that include the daytime soap opera "Passions," the adventure-drama "Smallville" and the thriller series "Revenge." He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on "The Young and the Restless." He also is branching out to TV production with his newly launched ChangeUp Productions.

    Stause, 37, plays herself on the Netflix realty reality show “Selling Sunset.” Her television credits include “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless.”

    Ray Akbari and Cyrus Ahmadi of Standard Realty were the listing agents. Stause, who also goes by the name Chrishell Hartley, and Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group handled the buying side.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/7/19) Strahan & Sara – ABC

    Monday, April 8 – actress Lindsay Price (“Splitting Up Together”);

    Dishing with Digest - 4/5/19 - Chrishell Hartley

    (4/5/19) DAYS’S Chrishell Hartley Is Living Her Best Life (Listen / download).

    Chrishell Hartley talks about her new hit Netflix show, SELLING SUNSET, coming back to DAYS as Jordan, married life with Justin Hartley, the celebrity that made her starstruck and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss the latest casting shakeups at Y&R.

    Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 4/21/19

    (4/5/19) “Better Angels” – As Elizabeth prepares to leave the state department and announce her run for president, anti-globalist terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva who are there to sign the climate migration treaty, on the fifth season finale of MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, April 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Tracee Chimo Pallero (Nina Cummings), Will Chase (Senator Owen Callister), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson)

    Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi and Others Board HBO Miniseries I Know This Much Is True

    (4/4/19) HBO’s in-the-works miniseries I Know This Much Is True just added a lot of star power. Six actresses, including Rosie O’Donnell, The Good Wife alumna Archie Panjabi and Oscar winner Melissa Leo have boarded the project, TVLine has learned.

    Based on Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel of the same name, I Know This Much Is True follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey (both played by Mark Ruffalo) in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th century America.

    O’Donnell will co-star as Lisa Sheffer, a social worker at the Hatch Forensic Institute where Ruffalo’s Thomas is staying. Panjabi will play Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist, while Leo will play Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey (aka Ma), the twins’ mother.

    Also joining the cast: Juliette Lewis (Camping) as Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed graduate student hired by Dominick; Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife; and Imogen Poots (Roadies) as Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend.

    Ruffalo and Lamb will both serve as executive producers on the six-episode miniseries, as will writer and director Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines).

    I Know This Much Is True currently has a production commitment at HBO.

    George R.R. Martin's Soapy New Adventure

    (4/2/19) Andrew Miller, real-life husband of Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca, ALL MY CHILDREN, et al), is the showrunner of Hulu’s upcoming WILD CARDS series, based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R.R. Martin. In a big reveal that just so happens to fall on April Fool’s Day, Riegel, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (ex-Leo, DAYS) appear in leaked footage from the set of the new shows, which can be viewed on Martin’s official site at Tweeted Riegel, “I think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

    NAACP Image Awards: 2019 Winners

    (3/31/19) Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
    Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

    Talk Show Appearance


    Monday, April 1: guest Leven Rambin.

    Audiobooks Narrated By Soap Stars

    (3/29/19) The Secret Garden by Finola Hughes (Narrator) Frances Hodgson Burnett (Author) (Order here)

    People are naturally inclined to hand out the "instant classic" award to the books they like, but there are only a precious few books that can hold on to such a title for over a hundred years, (this was published in book form in 1911), and still stay fresh, engaging and appealing. This book is the source and template for so many children's lit conventions that it is hard to imagine a library without multiple copies.

    You can sample the book as a Kindle freebie or in some other downloadable form, since it's out of copyright and readily available. Then, and better yet, after you read it and discover its pleasures, look for a nice edition to give to each young reader you know. There are easy to read books that are shallow, and there are harder to read books with considerable depth, but this one manages to be accessible to a fairly young reader and yet still loaded with fine writing, style, character, mystery, romance, adventure and inspiration. An excellent choice.

    And while you're at it, take a look at Burnett's "Little Lord Fauntleroy". He's gotten a bad rap, (probably as a result of those Fauntleroy suits and haircuts that were the rage in the twenties), but he's actually smart , level headed, and shrewdly decent in unexpected ways. So go and get your Burnett on.

    Get your copy here.

    AMC Alum To Be A Dad

    (3/27/19) Eric Nelsen (ex-AJ, ALL MY CHILDREN) and his wife, Sainty, are expecting a baby girl — who it looks like they plan to name Molly based on the photo — later this year. Nelsen announced the news on Instagram, captioning the photo below, “Our biggest production yet ???? There has been one role I’ve wanted to play my whole life… just booked it! “ The actors tied the knot on November 29, 2013.

    Michael B. Jordan Takes On Age-Less Man Thriller ‘Methusaleh’ At Warner Bros

    (3/26/19) Warner Bros will re-develop Methusaleh as a star vehicle for Michael B. Jordan to play a man who has managed to stay alive for over 400 years. Jordan’s Outlier Society has joined as producers Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.

    Warner Bros has been trying to get this one up and running for years, with myriad writers and leading men that at one time included Tom Cruise. It’s got a Highlander-like mythology and franchise potential. The idea is for Jordan to play a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills. Zach Dean is among the writers who’ve written versions.

    Jordan is coming off the one-two punch of Black Panther and Creed II. Since signing a deal at Warner Bros, the studio acquired for Outlier Society to produce the Marlon James fantasy epic novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Outlier was just part of a New Regency deal for an untitled monster movie that will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Jordan is also attached to star in and produce Denzel Washington’s next directorial outing, Journal for Jordan, as well as the Gerard McMurray-directed Silver Bear for Lionsgate.

    Jordan is repped by WME and attorney Gregory Slewett.

    Warner Bros’ Animated Scooby-Doo Finds Its Fred & Daphne In Zac Efron & Amanda Seyfried

    (3/22/19) Zac Efron will voice the dapper Fred, and Amanda Seyfried the preppy Daphne, in Warner Bros Animation Group’s Scooby-Doo feature film Scoob.

    Tony Cervone is directing the feature, and Chris Columbus, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate are producing. Executive producers are Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire and Adam Sztykiel. Pic will open in May 2020.

    It’s the first time since Warners’ 2004 live-action take on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, that the Mystery Inc gang have hit the big screen. In the new Scooby-Doo movie they team up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly. Previously announced for the pic is Will Forte, who will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez is Velma, Tracy Morgan is Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scoob, having been the voice-over for the hound in the 1969-1970 series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

    Seyfried is repped by Innovative Artists and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, and Efron is repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

    Seyfried recently starred in Paul Schrader’s Oscar-nominated First Reformed, and the near $400M-worldwide grossing Universal sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She can been seen next in Simon Curtis’ The Art of Racing in the Rain with Kevin Costner and Milo Ventimiglia and David Koepp’s You Should Have Left opposite Kevin Bacon. She has a SAG ensemble nom for her work in Les Misereables in which she played Cosette and a National Board of Review ensemble win for the Tom Hooper feature musical. Overall Seyfried’s canon counts close to $3 billion at the global box office.

    Efron counts such hit franchises as The Neighbors and High School Musical series. He recently won great reviews for his turn as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile which made its world premiere at Sundance and sold to Netflix for a reported $9M. Efron recently starred in Harmony Korine’s SXSW world premiere The Beach Bum. Last year he starred in the Fox hit musical The Greatest Showman. Efron’s films have racked up close to $2.5B at the worldwide box office.

    Alla Korot on MacGyver 4/12/19

    (3/22/19) “Friends + Enemies + Border” – MacGyver and Desi help a group of Syrian refugees who are being pursued by human traffickers. Also, in Los Angeles, Bozer is trapped in Oversight’s car which is rigged to explode, on MACGYVER, Friday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST: Alla Korot (Dr. Arza Terzic), Andre Reed (Prosecutor), Faruk Amireh (Adnan).

    Tonya Pinkins & Brian Kerwin on Madam Secretary 4/14/19

    (3/22/19) “Carrying the Gold” – As Elizabeth prepares to officially declare her candidacy for president, she must deal with fallout from a news article alleging she had an affair with President Dalton during her CIA days. Also, Mike B. and Jay adjust to the growing pains in their expanded roles as campaign staffers, and Elizabeth calls for a UN criminal tribunal against Myanmar military leaders over their treatment of the Rohingya, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, April 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Pauley guest stars as herself.

    GUEST CAST includes: Skipp Sudduth (Peter Harriman), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Brian Kerwin (Deputy Secretary Steven Bailey)

    Susan Lucci hasn't told her mother about her heart surgery

    (3/19/19) ( Susan Lucci continues to thrive after having emergency heart surgery last fall to fix two blocked arteries and counts on all her loved ones for support — except for her mother.

    “You know, the truth is I didn’t tell her,” the 72-year-old soap opera legend told Us at the ADAPT Leadership Awards in NYC on March 14. “My mother was a nurse on top of it and I just didn’t want to scare her. She’s living in Florida.” The star’s mother, Jeannette, is turning 102 years old this week, Lucci said, adding, “We’re going down to see her, actually.”

    While it’s possible Jeanette would have heard about her daughter’s cardiac health scare on the news, Lucci is banking on the fact that she hasn’t. “We haven’t talked about it. I don’t want to,” Lucci said, explaining that her family’s health history kept her quiet. “You know my dad passed away from [heart disease], so I don’t want to bring it up. But he lived to be in his eighties.” Victor Lucci died in November 2002.

    n February, the soap star — famous for playing Erica Kane on All My Children for over four decades — opened up about her heart disease incident on Good Morning America. “I was actually in a boutique,” Lucci told GMA’s Amy Robach. “And I suddenly felt what I had heard someone on a TV interview years ago, a woman says that she, leading up to a heart attack, had felt like an elephant was pressing on her chest.”

    Lucci — who has been married to her husband, Helmut Huber, since 1969 — has revealed that her cardiac blockages were due to genetics, not her diet, which has always been healthy. “This was a DNA,” Lucci told Us March 14. “My dad, my wonderful dad gave me more apparently than his Italian coloring! He had calcium deposits in his arteries.” Lucci added that her family had assumed she was more aligned, healthwise, with her mom. “Because I never had any health issues, my whole family, we all thought I had all my mother’s genes, and it turns out that I got my dad’s heart genes.”

    Now, however, everything is back to normal. “I’m feeling wonderful Opens a New Window. . Thank you. I got very lucky. I’ve been in very good hands and I avoided a terrible thing and I’m so lucky to have managed that. I have great doctors and great people around me!”

    Abigail Spencer on Grey's Anatomy 4/4/19

    (3/19/19) “The Whole Package” – Owen and Teddy have to deal with the surprise arrival of Megan Hunt, who knows nothing about their situation. Catherine preps for her first surgery back on a war veteran who’s not emotionally prepared for his procedure. Meredith worries about DeLuca operating alone with Richard on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.

    Guest starring is Debbie Allen as Catherine Fox, Greg Germann as Tom Koracick, Abigail Spencer as Megan Hunt, Jake Borelli as Levi Schmitt, Chris Carmack as Atticus “Link” Lincoln and Jaicy Elliot as Taryn Helm.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 3/11/19 - Could AMC & OLTL Be Returning?

    (3/12/19) Could AMC & OLTL Be Returning? (Listen / download) With rumors flying that “there are talks” about the possibility of All My Children and One Life To Live returning, Richard and Charlie -- hosts of the Soaps In Depth Podcast -- discuss what the latest reboot might look like. Plus, they look at primetime soaps like Dynasty and The Haves & The Have Nots to figure out what their daytime counterparts might "borrow" from them. All this and more on this week's episode of the Soaps In Depth Podcast.

    ‘Until The Wedding’: Michael Stahl-David, Trent Garrett, Liza Colon-Zayas Among 6 Cast In ABC Drama Pilot

    (3/12/19) Michael David-Stahl (The Deuce, Chambers), Trent Garrett (Andi Mack, Here and Now), Liza Colon-Zayas (David Makes Man,Titans), Juani Feliz (Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods), Vered Blonstein (The Good Doctor) and Michael Benjamin Washington (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock) are set as series regulars opposite E.J. Bonilla, Olivia Thirlby and Britt Lower in ABC’s Until the Wedding, a romantic drama pilot from writer Becky Mode (Smash), producers Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly (Elementary, SEAL Team), Alon Aranya (Betrayal, Hostages), Israel’s Reshet Media and ABC Studios.

    The original series, created by Avner Bernheimer and Anat Weizman and produced by Ami Amir’s Matar Productions, aired on Israel’s Reshet 13.

    Based on the Israeli series of the same name (Ad Hatuna in Hebrew), Until the Wedding is the story of how one couple’s decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. The show will explore the intimate relationships of a group of friends/family as Adrienne (Thirlby) and Danny (Bonilla) are forced to reckon with their own romantic lives and come to terms with the realities of love and marriage.

    Stahl-David is Will, Adrienne’s (Thirlby) ex and an incredible surgeon. Garrett is Nick. Colon-Zayas is Nancy, Danny (Bonilla) and Laura’s (Thirlby) mother. Feliz plays Isabel. Bronstein is Laura, Danny’s (Bonilla) sister. Washington is Sam, Miles’ (TBD) husband.

    Mode is executive producing the adaptation with Susannah Grant who also directs, Timberman and Beverly via Timberman-Beverly Prods.; Aranya via his new production company, Paper Plane Productions; and Bernheimer & Weizman as well as Avi Zvi of Reshet Media, which holds the format rights.

    Stahl-David is repped by ICM Partners and Green Light Management. Colon-Zayas is represented by Stewart Talent. Garrett is repped by JR Talent Group. Feliz is repped by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates and Brookside Artist Management. Blonstein is repped by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates. Washington is repped by WME.

    Chrishell Hartley Stars in SELLING SUNSET

    (3/11/19) Soap fans have been enjoying her return to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Jordan Ridgeway, but actress Chrishell Hartley is also going to be starring in the new Netflix reality series SELLING SUNSET, premiering on Friday, March 22! “I had my work cut out for me in this group,” she tweeted.

    In addition to her acting career which has also included roles as Amanda on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN and Bethany on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Hartley also works as a realtor associate for The Oppenheim Group. And now everyone can watch her take on her new career in SELLING SUNSET. Jason and Brett Oppenhim are twin brothers who run a high-end real estate agency that sells incredibly luxurious homes to wealthy buyers in Los Angeles. And when they hire Hartley to join their staff, the other women don’t react very well to the newcomer, and that's putting it mildly. Take a look at this trailer for a taste of the drama to come!

    Although Netflix hasn’t revealed exactly how many episodes there will be in the series, you’ll be able to binge all of them beginning on Friday, March 22, when SELLING SUNSET premieres. And hopefully Hartley will manage to find her place among the cutthroat agents she’s working with! (Although given that she’s still an agent for The Oppenheim Group, we’re guessing they eventually come to an understanding? Hopefully?)

    The Sinner: Matt Bomer Set as Season 3 Headliner, Clearing Way for Official Renewal at USA Network

    (3/7/19) White Collar vet Matt Bomer is headed back to USA Network via a starring role in The Sinner‘s just-ordered third season, TVLine has learned. Bomer follows in the footsteps of Jessica Biel and Carrie Coon, who headlined Seasons 1 and 2 of the anthology-esque crime drama, respectively.

    Season 3 of The Sinner follows Detective Harry Ambrose (returning series regular Bill Pullman) as he begins what appears to be a routine investigation of a tragic car accident in upstate New York. However, Ambrose eventually “uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career,” per the official logline.

    Bomer, who can currently be heard and (sometimes) seen in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, will play Jamie, an upstanding (i.e. white collar?!) local resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of the aforementioned accident.

    Derek Simonds is back as Sinner‘s showrunner and will serve as an EP alongside Biel, Michelle Purple, Charlie Gogolak, Willie Reale and Adam Bernstein.

    Finn Wittrock & Josh Peck Pic ‘Locating Silver Lake’ Hits Digital This Month

    (3/5/19) Eric Bilitch’s coming of age film, Locating Silver Lake from Gunpowder & Sky will hit all digital platforms including iTunes on March 22.

    The Josh Peck and Finn Wittrock feature made its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival and its International premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival and went on to play the Newport Beach Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and many others.

    Locating Silver Lake follows recent college grad Daniel (Josh Peck), a brokenhearted aspiring writer, without a dime or connections, who heads to Los Angeles in the hopes of a new beginning. He quickly gets immersed into two very different worlds – one young, provocative and alluring; the other rooted in diversity, community and loyalty – both with their own unique appeals, advantages and dangers. Through his new experiences, he realizes who he is and where he belongs.

    Aubrey Peeples, Amaury Nolasco, Valerie Cruz, Zelda Williams, and Robbie A. Kay also star. Deborah Del Prete (The Wedding Planner, Ender’s Game) of Coronet Films produced. EPs include financier Visionary Media Group Ron Zamber and David Polemeni along with Doug Bilitch, Eric Bilitch, Monica Raymund and Wittrock. Wittrock is repped by CAA, Weissenbach Management and Relevant. Peck is represented by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment. Bilitch is represented by Cohesive Entertainment Group.

    Abigail Spencer Returning to Grey's as Megan — Will Nathan Be Joining Her?

    (3/5/19) Grey’s Anatomy is getting a blast from its recent past later this season when Abigail Spencer reprises her role as Owen’s younger sister Megan Hunt.

    An ABC rep confirms to TVLine that the Timeless actress will appear in a spring episode of the ABC medical drama. Plot details are being kept under lock and key, but this much we can share: Megan’s main squeeze Nathan (played by former cast member Martin Henderson) will not be joining her back in Seattle.

    Spencer assumed the role of the previously-MIA Megan from Bridget Regan at the start of Season 14, and went on to appear in five episodes. In her final episode (which aired in October 2017), Megan relocated to Los Angeles with fiancé Nathan and her son Farouk.

    Spencer broke news of her return engagement Tuesday on social media.

    Jon Lindstrom Reveals How He Fell in Love With Wife Cady McClain

    (3/4/19) ( The real-life love story between GENERAL HOSPITAL star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Cady McClain (Dixie) didn’t start simply because their AS THE WORLD TURNS characters, Craig and Rosanna, were paired together on the CBS sudser back in 2002. “It didn’t hurt that we were playing characters that were falling in love,” he conceded to Soaps In Depth with a smile. “But that’s not necessarily how it happened.”

    What happened was actually as New York as can be: The castmates fell for each other during their daily commutes from work! “ATWT shot on a stage way out in the middle of Brooklyn, and Cady and I both lived in Manhattan,” he explained. “We would finish our scenes and be done around the same time, so we often ended up taking the hour-long train ride back to Manhattan together and got to know each other that way. We got to be very very good friends before anything else transpired.” In other words, it wasn’t love at first sight — or first love scene! “Not at all,” Lindstrom said. “I just realized I’d met this really amazing person... who was hugely intelligent and creative.”

    One of the biggest thrills for Lindstrom in falling for McClain and marrying her in 2014 has been seeing her blossom as a director, producer, writer, artist and activist. The Daytime Emmy winner has earned film-festival awards across the country for projects like her short, Butterflies, and her documentary, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. “People have asked me if I ever expected Cady to do something like this, Lindstrom confided. “Yeah, of course! That’s who she is. If she needs to learn it, she will master it and get it done. That’s my wife. It’s pretty cool!”

    And Lindstrom, an award-winning filmmaker in his own right, is still keen to work with his leading lady anytime. In fact, after McClain directed him in the series, SWITCH, last summer, she pulled out one of his old scripts. “She said, ‘I think this is going to be timely,’” recounted Lindstrom. “And when Cady says something’s going to be timely, I listen! It’s like real estate. If she says a building is a good investment, I listen. She has incredibly good instincts for things like that. So we pulled that script out, and I’m getting some very good feedback on it. It turns out she’s right! It is very timely. I expect to direct it... I just don’t know when.”

    On His Birthday, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maurice Benard Shares a Heartfelt Message to You

    (3/4/19) ( (Video) (Photo) Normally on someone’s birthday, they receive special messages from their friends and loved ones, but GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) decided to switch it up this year, expressing his heartfelt appreciation to everyone on his March 1 birthday! “I didn’t know what I was gonna do,” he said of the Instagram video he planned to post on his big day. “Maybe sing? ‘Happy birthday to me…’ Nah, I’m not doing that. I didn’t know if I was gonna put a cool picture out or a fun video with the goats… but I’ve done that a lot. I love my goats.

    “I just wanted to say thank you to everybody,” Benard continued. “To my mother and father, my wife, my kids, my friends for their support. This has been an incredible year. And it’s not over… it’s just starting! But I’m so thankful and grateful. And I want to say that we all gotta love each other. Love makes the world go round. I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, but it is the truth. Alright, thank you. Bye.”

    That’s not to say that others didn’t have birthday wishes for Benard. His daughter, Cailey, shared some vintage family photos of her pop with her own loving message. “Talented + handsome + determined + strong + family man + hilarious = My Daddy. Happy birthday to the #GOAT and best dad you could ever want.” GOAT stands for “Greatest of All Time” and if you swipe through the photos she posted, you’ll see why she believes that with all her heart. That last pic is a doozy!

    Please join us in sending birthday wishes to Benard on his special day — hope it’s a great one!

    Susan Lucci dines in hotel where she first met her husband

    (3/3/19) Susan Lucci was overheard at the Red Salt Room restaurant at Long Island’s Garden City Hotel chatting about how she met her husband of 49 years, Helmut Huber, at the same spot.

    We’re told the couple met at the hotel when soap opera icon Lucci worked as a waitress and Huber was the executive chef.

    He proposed three months later, and they married in 1969.

    They have two kids.

    Meanwhile, Lucci is working on a project for the Hallmark Channel.

    The Dr. Oz Show - March 1, 2019

    (3/1/19) Susan Lucci Reveals the Emergency Heart Surgery That Saved Her Life

    Airing Mar 01, 2019

    Actress Susan Lucci opens up about the symptoms she experienced that led her to discover her hidden heart condition; CBD oil is all the rage, but consumers may be duped by fake products.

    Soap Alum To Appear On MILLIONAIRE

    (2/25/19) ALL MY CHILDREN’s Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan) will appear for his second time on ABC’s WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE on Tuesday, February 26. The actor will be playing for a charity close to his heart, The Legg Calve Perthes Foundation, a rare disease he suffered as a child. Check your local listings.

    Dishing with Digest - 2/22/19 - Emme Rylan

    (2/22/19) Emme Rylan On Why She Loves Playing GH’s Lulu (Listen / download).

    GH’s Emme Rylan dishes Lulu’s current tale, Dominic Zamprogna’s return as Dante, working with Genie Francis (Laura) and Anthony Geary (ex-Luke) and more with Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. Plus, we discuss the latest casting news, and whether AMC and ONE LIFE will return to TV.

    Michael B. Jordan Circles Denzel Washington-Directed ‘Journal For Jordan’

    (2/22/19) Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in Journal for Jordan, Sony Pictures’ adaptation of Pulitzer-winning journalist Dana Cadendy’s bestselling memoir that will be directed by Denzel Washington. Oscar-nominated Mudbound scribe Virgil Williams penned the script. Jordan will also produce this via his Outlier Society production company.

    The 2008 book tells of Canedy’s love affair with First Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who kept a journal of life lessons for their newborn son Jordan while deployed overseas. He was killed in Iraq in 2006 when Jordan was 7 months old, but his spirit lives on in his writings to Dana and Jordan.

    Sony tapped Williams for the gig a year ago. It will be Washington’s next helming effort after Paramount’s Fences, which scored four Oscard noms in 2017. Like that pic, Journal for Jordan is being produced by Washington and Escape Artists’ Todd Black along with Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

    Jordan most recently starred in Creed 2 and Oscar Best Picture nominee Black Panther.

    Michael B. Jordan Launches Outlier Fellowship Intern & Mentor Program For Underrepresented Youth

    (2/20/19) Michael B. Jordan and his Outlier Society production company continue to make waves and set the bar in the industry when it comes to advocacy and representation. It is launching the Outlier Fellowship, an initiative he announced Wednesday during the Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising!, a national event in Oakland that gathers My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance leaders, practitioners, and youth who are working to help young men of color achieve their dreams.

    The initiative, which comes during Black History Month, is an internship and mentorship program providing access, opportunity and community to underrepresented young people entering media, arts and entertainment. The Obama Foundation and MBK share Jordan’s mission of uplifting young people of color and will offer the first pipeline of candidates for the fellowship and help create a safe and supportive community as Outlier Fellows spread across the nation. The fellowship will draw high school and college students from underrepresented communities for a summer internship program that combines immersive work experience and mentorship/networking opportunities from leaders in the arts and entertainment community including Jordan himself.

    The announcement of this news is even more meaningful considering Jordan’s connection to Oakland. His relationship with the city runs deep as he starred in Bay Area native Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, which was based on the heartbreaking story of Oscar Grant, a young black man from Oakland whose death at the hands of a police officer was captured on video and sparked a modern movement to empower and protect young black men.

    Coogler joined Jordan onstage at the event for the closing conversation, “Changing the Narrative: The Story We Tell, and Who Tells the Story,” about the impact of media on boys and young men of color, the importance of inclusivity and representation in storytelling in all forms, and how to help our boys and young men adopt a positive narrative about their abilities and be responsible for telling their own stories.

    “Since Fruitvale Station, it’s been a dream of mine to use every opportunity I have to create pathways of success for young people,” says Jordan. “Outlier Fellows is a chance to find and cultivate a purposeful pipeline of talented and diverse minds from the next generation — the voices who will shape our community for years to come. Pulling up a seat to the table for the next group of cultural leaders is the greatest investment we can make as a community.”

    Jordan and Outlier Society Productions aren’t just talking about inclusivity in Hollywood, they are taking action. It also was was one of the first to step up and publicly adopt the much buzzed about inclusion rider to tell stories rooted in underrepresented and culturally significant spaces.

    The Black Panther star and his production banner have been making moves in 2019. In January, it was announced that Warner Bros made a first-look deal with Jordan and Outlier. Shortly after, they inked a first-look TV series deal with Amazon Studios for original series.

    More Oscar Presenters: Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Elsie Fisher, Michael Keaton Among Additions

    (2/20/19) The producers of Sunday’s Oscars have been mostly mum on plans in a wild year, but on Tuesday they unveiled the latest list of presenters: Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter, Paul Rudd and Michelle Yeoh are joining the live ceremony on ABC.

    Susan Lucci on Her Recent Runway Fall: 'I Twirled Myself Right Off My Feet in Excitement'

    (2/14/19) You can’t keep a good woman down!

    Susan Lucci opened up about the exhilarating emotion that caused her to fall onto her backside at the American Heart Association Runway on Feb. 7 at New York Fashion Week‘s annual Go Red For Women Red Dress fashion show.

    “I was asked to twirl and the dress lent itself to twirling but unfortunately I twirled myself right off my feet in my excitement,” Lucci told PEOPLE exclusively at the Woman’s Day 16th Red Dress Awards on Tuesday night at the Lincoln Center in N.Y.C.

    What was the 72-year-old thinking last week as she fell while modeling a Rubin Singer ballgown at the event? “I felt ridiculous and all that went through my mind is you have to get up now, get up!” Lucci said.

    The actress gracefully handled the tumble this past Thursday night by laughing before returning to her feet and walking down the rest of her catwalk.

    The resilient national volunteer told PEOPLE that the runway snafu will not prevent her from future catwalk spins because she’s mastered the technique. “I’ve learned that when you twirl, you still have to walk backwards to be careful not to catch your heel on the back of your hem as you’re walking the other way,” Lucci said.

    The 41-year veteran of All My Children is using her voice to raise awareness as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Following her emergency heart surgery in October, the legendary soap opera star revealed two stents were inserted into her arteries to increase blood flow back to her heart.

    “I’m not a nurse or anyone who can help in any real way,” she told PEOPLE, fighting back tears. “This is the way I can help. I can tell my story. Everyone’s symptoms are different but I felt compelled to share mine. Even if it’s one person I help. That is someone’s life.”

    NAACP Image Awards Nominees

    (2/13/19) 50th NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature and film will be unveiled March 30 at the Dolby Theatre in a ceremony that will air live on TV One.

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
    Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    Michael B Jordan – Creed II (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
    Denzel Washington – The Equalizer 2 (Columbia Pictures)
    John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
    Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
    Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
    Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Universal Pictures, Participant Media, DreamWorks)
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
    Winston Duke – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

    Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
    Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
    Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
    Widows (20th Century Fox)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
    John David Washington, Ballers (HBO)
    Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
    Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

    Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
    Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
    Woody McClain, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)

    Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
    Donald Glover – Atlanta – FUBU (FX Networks)
    Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – Chapter Seventy-Four (CW)
    Hiro Murai – Atlanta – Teddy Perkins (FX Networks)
    Ken Whittingham – Atypical – “Ernest Shackleton’s Rules for Survival” (Netflix)
    Millicent Shelton – Insecure – High-Like (HBO).

    Melissa Leo, Jessica Collins, thirtysomething Alums and More Join Netflix's Dolly Parton Anthology

    (2/12/19) Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will get a tug from Bellamy Young (Scandal) and Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest), among many other TV stars, later this year.

    Netflix’s Parton-centric anthology series — which will use music from the country legend’s songbook to inspire the plot of each episode — has recruited more than a dozen actors to appear in newly announced standalone installments.

    The roster also includes thirtysomething alumni Patricia Wettig and Timothy Busfield (who will reunite in the episode titled “Sugar Hill”), The Practice‘s Camryn Manheim, The Americans‘ Holly Taylor and Oscar winner Melissa Leo.

    Though character details have not been revealed for the new cast members, Netflix has provided episode titles and synopses, which you can view below.

    “Cracker Jack”
    Cast: Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins, Tammy Lynn Michaels
    Two stories — one past, one present — about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog, and that same girl, now grown, who questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear.

    “Sugar Hill”
    Cast: Patricia Wettig, Timothy Busfield, Virginia Gardner, Tom Brittney
    A married couple in their twilight embarks on a road trip back to the place where they first fell in love, along the way revisiting the history of their love story.

    “Down From Dover”
    Cast: Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim, Mary Lane Haskell
    After being shunned by her pious widowed father, a pregnant teenager finds support at a home for unwed mothers, where she hopes for the safe return, of the young man she loves, from the Vietnam War.

    “Two Doors Down”
    Cast: Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens, Michael Willett
    A family’s lifetime of secrets comes bursting out during a chaotic and comedic New Year’s Eve wedding weekend. Will they make it to witness the “I do’s” without killing one another?

    Previously announced stars include Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin (in an episode based on “These Old Bones”) and Grease: Live‘s Julianne Hough, who will fill the title role in an episode inspired by “Jolene.”

    Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premiere sometime in 2019.

    Abigail Spencer's Femme Fatale Drama Reprisal Gets Series Order at Hulu

    (2/12/19) Hulu on Monday greenlit two very different series about two very different kind of women.

    As announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, the streamer’s new series orders include Reprisal, a hyper-kinetic revenge tale that follows a relentless femme fatale (Timeless‘ Abigail Spencer) who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gear heads.

    Created, written and exec-produced by Josh Corbin (Crackle’s StartUp), Reprisal also stars Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Mena Massoud (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Madison Davenport (Sharp Objects), Rhys Wakefield (True Detective Season 3), David Dastmalchian (MacGyver), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) and Gilbert Owuor (Goliath). Hulu’s other series order is for The Great, a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia that chronicles the wildly comic rise of Catherine the Nothing (played by Elle Fanning) to Catherine the Great. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men this and that), Phoebe Fox (Close to the Enemy), Adam Godley (Lodge 49), Gwilym Lee (Jamestown), Charity Wakefield (The Player), Douglas Hodge (Catastrophe) and Sacha Dhawan (Iron Fist) also star.

    Obba Babatunde In ‘Miss Havisham’

    (2/12/19) Obba Babatunde (Dear White People), Ella Joyce (Set it Off), and Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man) have joined indie drama Miss Havisham Effect, which stars Rochelle Aytes and Brian White. Directed by Leila Djansi, the Lawren Henderson-written screenplay deals with Aytes’ real-life account of the long-term damage caused by a drug addict father and the toll it takes on a family. Aytes, White, and Ryan Daly from Zero Gravity Management are producing the project. Lou Ariola, Jenny Alonzo, Dave Ross, and Taryn Sims serve as exec producers. Babatunde is repped by Stone Manners Salners; Joyce by Arthur Toretzky and Landmark Artists Management; Jonathan by Innovative Artists & Marsh Entertainment.

    Josh Duhamel, Matt Lanter, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels and More to Star in Netflix Superhero Drama Jupiter's Legacy

    (2/12/19) Jupiter’s Legacy is likely to be a lasting one, given the sheer amount of star power in the Netflix superhero series’ cast. Josh Duhamel (11.22.63), Ben Daniels (The Exorcist), Leslie Bibb (American Housewife) and Matt Lanter (Timeless) are among the actors who’ve joined the upcoming comic-book adaptation, TVLine has learned.

    Jupiter’s Legacy is based on the 2013 comic written by Mark Millar and drawn by Frank Quitely. Per the official logline, the series “follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present day, they are the revered older guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.” Read on for character details, straight from the official descriptions:

    * Duhamel will play Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, the leader of the storied superhero team The Union. But times have changed, and he doesn’t understand the world we live in anymore. Or his own family.

    * Daniels will play Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave, Sheldon’s older brother. A man of vast intellect and cunning who, unlike Sheldon, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or bloody.

    * Bibb will play Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Sheldon’s wife and one of the most powerful heroes on the planet. She doesn’t always agree with Sheldon, but strives to balance his ideals with the reality of the modern, often violent, world they live in.

    * Lanter will play George Hutchence/Skyfox, who was Sheldon Sampson’s closest friend and ally before turning against him and the rest of his teammates in The Union. Now considered the greatest supervillain in the world, George plots his revenge on the teammates he believes betrayed him.

    * Elena Kampouris (American Odyssey) will play Chloe Sampson, Grace and Sheldon’s daughter. Rejecting everything her parents stand for, Chloe has forged her own hedonistic path far away from them — a path that threatens to go against everything her parents have sworn to protect.

    * Newcomer Andrew Horton will play Brandon Sampson, Grace and Sheldon’s son. In training to assume the mantle of The Utopian and become the new leader of The Union, he struggles to live up to his father’s mythic legend.

    * Mike Wade (For the People) will play Fitz Small/The Flare, the heart and soul of The Union. Despite suffering injuries that ended his career as a superhero, he continues to be one of the most valued members of the team, and is often the only thing holding them together in the face of an increasingly hostile world.

    In July 2018, Netflix announced plans to adapt Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus, a Spanish-English drama about a 12-year-old boy who discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ.

    Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s Daredevil) will executive-produce Jupiter’s Legacy alongside Milar, Quitely, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott. DeKnight, who will serve as showrunner, also will write and direct the first episode.

    Watch the ALL MY CHILDREN Reunion on STRAHAN & SARA!

    (2/12/19) Viewers haven’t been able to visit Pine Valley since 2013, but some beloved residents were back on TV when stars from ALL MY CHILDREN reunited for special segment of STRAHAN & SARA, the third hour of GOOD MORNING AMERICA (previously known as GMA DAY)! On Feb. 11, hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcomed Susan Lucci (Erica), Jacob Young (JR), Cady McClain (Dixie), Walt Willey (Jack), and Jill Larson (Opal). to reminisce about their days on the soap.

    The actors were obviously all thrilled to see each other again, and the hosts brought up Lucci's recent heart attack scare that thankfully she has fully recovered from. To then lighten the mood, Haines challenged the actress to name all of Erica's many husbands! “Oh, let me see," Lucci mused. "Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Roy Roy Montgomery Montgomery Marrick… this gets dicey towards the end. Marick Marick, there’s another Montgomery and then there was gonna be another Montgomery!”

    (Video) The former daytime stars all filled their fans in on what they were up to now, and in the end, Strahan and Haines brought out some of their crew members, who had also worked on AMC back in the day, and everyone was reunited!

    (Video) Then they had the actors recreate two memorable scenes from AMC. First up was Lucci and Willey performing Erica telling Jackson she wants to be with him but doesn’t want to rush into a wedding. After he walks off, things take an unexpected turn as the stars give the fans the ending to the scene they’d always wanted. Then McClain and Young re-enacted Dixie dying in JR’s arms, although they weren’t quite able to keep straight faces during the scene!

    The last time the stars of AMC reunited was back in February of 2017 when a bevy of actors from the ABC soap’s storied history appeared on Hallmark Channel’s HOME AND FAMILY to reminisce about the much-missed daytime drama. And in October, 2018, Lucci and Eva LaRue (Maria) joined their former co-star, Kelly Ripa (Hayley) and Ryan Seacrest to appear in a “reboot” spoof for the Halloween episode of LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN.

    Melissa Claire Egan Stars in the New Movie 'Holiday for Heroes'

    (2/10/19) ( It may be almost Valentine’s Day but it’s still winter, so what better time to think about Christmas movies? Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Chelsea, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is starring in the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie, Holiday for Heroes. “So excited I can announce this now!” she tweeted when the news broke. “It’s Christmas in February! So excited to be shooting Holiday for Heroes. And this guy’s pretty rad, too.”
  • The guy she’s referring to is her co-star in the seasonal romance, actor Marc Blucas, as she shared an on-set photo of them looking all ready to open some Christmas presents. While details regarding the film are still scarce, according to a report in Entertainment Weekly, Holiday for Heroes revolves around Egan exchanging letters with a soldier (Blucas) for a year before their worlds collide... and no doubt romance ensues!
  • Daytime fans first fell in love with Egan when she played Annie Lavery on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN from 2006-11. She then joined the cast of Y&R as Chelsea Lawson, where she remained until 2018. So fans who have missed seeing her on their TV screens can look forward to seeing her in this romantic new movie. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be premiering on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel until probably November at the earliest!
  • Don’t worry — we’ll keep updating you as more information is released, including an air date.

    Susan Lucci takes a tumble on American Heart Association runway

    (2/8/19) (Photo1, Photo2) Whoops.

    On Thursday night, Susan Lucci walked the runway for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show. However, the 72-year-old actress didn’t make it all the way.

    The soap opera star tripped and fell in the middle of her walk. However, she picked up her voluminous strapless gown by Rubin Singer, got back up and handled it with aplomb.

    Lucci is a national volunteer and spokesperson for the Heart Association’s campaign, and just before the show revealed that she underwent emergency heart surgery this past fall. When she finally went to the emergency room after feeling extreme pressure in her chest, doctors discovered she had a 90 percent blockage in the heart’s main artery — a condition often labeled “the widow maker.” There was also a 70 percent blockage in another branch of the heart.

    “We often put ourselves on the back burner,” Lucci said. “But if your body is telling you something, we need to pay attention.”

    Other celebrities who joined Lucci on the runway include Kylie Jenner BFF Jordyn Woods, singer Becky G, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley and gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

    Don't Miss the ALL MY CHILDREN Reunion on STRAHAN & SARA!

    (2/8/19) Viewers haven’t been able to visit Pine Valley since 2013, but some old friends are going to be back on TV when stars from ALL MY CHILDREN reunite for special segment of STRAHAN & SARA, the third hour of GOOD MORNING AMERICA (previously known as GMA DAY)! On Monday, Feb. 11, hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines will welcome Susan Lucci (Erica), Jacob Young (JR), Cady McClain (Dixie), Walt Willey (Jack), and Jill Larson (Opal). Plus, as Willey himself tweeted: “and who knows who else? Don’t miss this!” McClain was excited to see Young again. “My son!” she joked. “Can’t wait to see ya!”

    The last time the stars of AMC reunited was back in February of 2017 when a bevy of actors from the ABC soap’s storied history appeared on Hallmark Channel’s HOME AND FAMILY to reminisce about the much-missed daytime drama. And in October, 2018, Lucci and Eva LaRue (Maria) joined their former co-star, Kelly Ripa (Hayley) and Ryan Seacrest to appear in a “reboot” spoof for the Halloween episode of LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN.

    STRAHAN & SARA airs weekdays at 1 p.m. ET on ABC, so be sure to tune in and watch these stars get back together and talk about their days in Pine Valley as well as what they’ve been up to lately. And as Willey said, you never know who else might show up to join them, so make sure your DVR is set!

    Susan Lucci's Emergency Heart Procedure: 'I Feel Lucky To Be Alive'

    (2/7/19) ( The first time Susan Lucci felt a tightness in her chest last fall, she thought maybe she was just tired. “I told myself, it’s nothing, it will go away,” says the 72-year-old soap opera legend. “And it did.”

    About 10 days later, she felt it again, “radiating around my rib cage,” she says. “I thought maybe I had fastened my bra too tightly.”

    The third time was Oct. 23 — was different. On that day, while shopping at the Tory Burch boutique in Manhasset, Long Island, she says, “It felt like an elephant pressing down on my chest.”

    After Lucci sat down to catch her breath, the store manager quietly offered to drive her to nearby St. Francis Hospital. On the way, she called the hospital’s Head of Cardiology, Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, who told her to meet him in the ER.

    There, she underwent a CT scan which revealed 90 percent blockage in the heart’s main artery, often called “the widow maker,” and 70 percent blockage in another branch. Dr. Shlofmitz inserted two stents into her arteries to increase blood flow back to the heart.

    “Ninety percent blockage — I was shocked,” Lucci tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’m lucky to be alive.”

    Indeed, says her cardiologist Holly Andersen, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center: “Had she gone home, that 90 percent blockage could have become 100 percent and she could have suffered a significant heart attack or even sudden death.”

    Now Lucci, who starred as Erica Kane for 41 years on All My Children, wants to help others by sharing her story. “I’m not a nurse or anyone who can help in any real way,” she says fighting back tears. “This is the way I can help. I can tell my story. Everyone’s symptoms are different but I felt compelled to share mine. Even if it’s one person I help. That is someone’s life.”

    In so doing, Lucci — who strictly adheres to her Pilates regime and heart-healthy Mediterranean diet of fruits, vegetables and protein — is shattering the stereotype of who is at risk for heart disease.

    “As a woman you think about breast cancer, not a heart attack,” says Lucci. “Every EKG I had was great. My blood pressure was on the lower end of normal.”

    But as it turns out, Lucci was at risk due to her family history of heart disease. Her dad, Victor Lucci, had a heart attack in his late forties. As Dr. Andersen explains: “Her risk was due to her father’s arteriosclerosis, a condition that causes plaque buildup, which can cause blockage and hardening (or calcification) of the arteries.”

    As Lucci has learned, heart disease kills one out of three women — approximately 400,000 women a year, according to the America Heart Association.

    Now as a national volunteer and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Lucci is using her heart and her voice to raise awareness. “We often put ourselves on the back burner. But if your body is telling you something, we need to pay attention.”

    And by doing so, her doctors say, she saved her life. “The key thing Susan did was to seek help when she had symptoms, rather than think it would go away,” says Dr. Shlofmitz.

    Happily, he notes, “She has no damage. Her heart is pumping as good as when she was born.”

    “Susan telling her story will save lives,” notes her cardiologist Dr. Andersen, who adds, “Everyone should know how to save a life with Hands Only CPR. It takes only one minute to learn at”

    For more on Susan Lucci’s health journey, pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday.

    Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society & Warner Bros Take Film Rights To Novel ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

    (2/7/19) In the first acquisition since announcing their first-look deal, Warner Bros and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society have acquired films rights to Marlon James’ new fantasy epic novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

    Based in African mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf follows Tracker, who has a keen sense of smell. He’s hired to find a missing child against a backdrop of competing kingdoms and violent political upheaval. The story touts a wild cast of characters including a witch, a shape-shifting leopard, a murderous hyena, and conjoined twins. It’s the first book in James’ Dark Star Trilogy where African myth, fantasy and history come together.

    James will remain an EP on the project. Anonymous Content and Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group brokered the deal. The Riverhead Books novel hit shelves Tuesday.

    James is the Booker Prize-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.

    Jordan founded Outlier Society in 2016 with a focus on bringing eclectic and inclusive, diverse stories and voices to the market. It’s one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. Under the helm of production president Alana Mayo, Outlier Society has co-produced the Emmy-nominated HBO Films adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award.

    Their forthcoming projects include WWII action drama The Liberators, the anime-style 3D series gen:LOCK, the sci-fi hourlong series Raising Dion, and the OWN drama series David Makes Man from Oscar-winning Moonlight co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.

    Susan Lucci To Appear At The Red Dress Awards

    (2/6/19) Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson will be the headlining performer at Women’s Day magazine’s 16th annual Red Dress Awards, taking place Tuesday, February 12, at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. The awards celebrate people and companies who encourage American women to work toward having healthier hearts.

    Billy Joel‘s daughter Alexa Ray Joel also will perform at the event, which will be hosted by comedian, actress and author Ali Wentworth. Longtime All My Children star Susan Lucci also will make a special appearance.

    Among this year’s Red Dress Awards honorees are Oscar-winning actress Angela Bassett, Grey’s Anatomy star and director Chandra Wilson, and Girl Trek, a nonprofit public-health organization that brings African-American women to walk through their communities working on solving local issues.

    The ceremony also will be attended by the five participants in the sixth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge, which encourages women to lose weight and eat healthier.

    Ann Wilson, who continues to support her 2018 solo album, Immortal, currently has no upcoming tour dates on her 2019 itinerary. As previously reported, the record is a covers collection paying tribute to various artists who died over the past several years, including David Bowie, Tom Petty, The Eagles‘ Glenn Frey, Cream‘s Jack Bruce, George Michael, and Chris Cornell.

    Morning Show Appearance

    (2/5/19) Good Morning America – ABC

    Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Amy Robach sits down with actress Susan Lucci

    Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier & Amazon Ink First Look Deal For Original Series

    (2/5/19) No word yet how fast the end products will be delivered, but Michael B. Jordan is going into business with Amazon.

    Just weeks after signing a feature first look deal with Warner Bros, The Black Panther and Creed star’s Outlier Society Productions has now strategically inked a first look TV series deal with the Jennifer Salke run Amazon Studios for original series.

    Putting its morals where its money is, the deal is set not only to bring new series to the Jeff Bezos created streamer but also to enlarge the franchise, literally and figuratively. All projects between Jordan’s Outlier and Amazon will have an inclusion rider. This increasingly and thankfully more and more incrementally familer state of affairs in the industry mandates a specific level of diverse hiring on both sides of the camera for crew and cast.

    “It’s an exciting moment for Outlier Society,” Jordan said today in a statement of the deal with Amazon. “On behalf of myself and President of Production, Alana Mayo, we are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with Amazon Studios,” the EP of the upcoming OWN drama David Makes Man added. “In just a few short years they have become home to some of television’s most groundbreaking series and an extraordinary place for talent to create, with a cutting-edge business model that speaks to today’s audiences. Alongside the expert leadership at Amazon Studios, we can’t wait to unveil the fruits of this union.”

    Amazon are also pretty sweet on the union with one of Hollywood’s hottest talents. Jordan previously had a 2016 inked TV and film agreement with Skydance.

    “The key to Michael’s success, going back to the beginning of his career, has been his ability to elevate each role he has brought to life, often shattering stereotypes along the way,” Amazon Studio boss Salke, noted Monday “One of the reasons it’s so exciting to be in business with him, Alana and Outlier Society is because they are part of the new wave of creative talents emphasizing diversity both above and below the line, and using their success to empower others. We can’t wait to bring their vision to a global audience who is hungry for revolutionary, authentic content.”

    The announcement with Amazon comes one day before Jordan joins his fellow David Makes Man executive producer Oprah Winfrey at Times Square’s Playstation Theater for a sit-down one-on-one interview. The duo were supposed to be on stage at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend before last for a David Makes Man panel bit Ms. O had to beg off as moderator due to illness.

    The $200 a ticket sold out event on Tuesday will also feature A Star Is Born director and star Bradley Cooper, Melinda Gates and potential 2020 Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, as well as Jordan.

    Lawton’s star of the stage and screen, Candi Earley, dies at 68

    (2/4/18) Candice Earley Nolan left this life on Thursday, January 31, 2019, and slipped peacefully into Heaven while at home in her bed, surrounded by family after a brave, 8-year struggle with Multiple Systems Atrophy. She was born at Fort Hood, Texas, on August 18, 1950, the daughter of (Colonel, ret.) H.E. Earley and Jean Daily Earley. At a young age, her Father was transferred to Germany where she learned German in Kindergarten. Her Family was transferred to Ft. Sill, in Lawton, Oklahoma, when she was 5 years old.

    She was educated in the Lawton public schools, where she was an honor student, and was active in the theatre and arts programs. It was during these years that her 4-Octave coloratura soprano voice was developed and honed via voice lessons. She was selected Miss Lawton and was First Runner-up to Miss Oklahoma. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and from there left for San Francisco to begin her stage career. While there, she joined the Cast of Hair in 1969, and shortly was cast in the lead role of “Shelia”. From then on, and through all of her life, she was one of the proud and select members of the “Tribe”.

    At age 21, she moved to New York, and was a member of the Broadway “Tribe”. She was then cast as the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway. While eating lunch at Sardi’s, the Casting Director of ABC daytime television asked, “Who is that attractive mid-western looking type across the room?”. Shortly thereafter she was cast as “Donna” on All My Children, where she starred for 18 years. During this time on AMC, she continued her Broadway stage career playing the lead role of “Sandy” in Grease, and later played the role of “Nellie Forbush”, opposite Bob Goulet, in South Pacific. During her years in New York, she also starred in Summer Stock Productions of Oklahoma, Bells are Ringing, and Woman of the Year. While living in New York, she regularly returned to Lawton, which she considered “home”.

    On March 14, 1992, she married Robert C. Nolan. They met during an unplanned “kismet” moment 8 years earlier, by chance, on an airplane, and he immediately and forever fell under her spell. Prior to their marriage, Candi chose to retire from the screen and stage and move to El Dorado, Arkansas, where, in her words, she began the best role she had in her entire life. She brought enormous joy into his life, and his Family’s lives. All who knew her quickly fell under the charm, beauty, intelligence and sweetness of her being.

    She was a devout Episcopalian, and a lay-reader in her Church in New York. Her favorite hymn was “It is Well with My Soul”. Her headstone will proclaim the message.

    She was predeceased by her Father, Col. H.E. Earley, her Mother, Jean D. Earley, and brothers, Mike and Jack Earley. Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Robert C. Nolan, his children Rob, Justin, and Carrie, and their Families, sister-in-law, Lurlene Earley, niece, Rebecca Craven, and nephew, Dr. Wesley Earley, and their Families, and many, many friends in El Dorado, Arkansas, Lawton, Oklahoma, and New York. She will be desperately missed.

    Services will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

    Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, El Dorado, AR or the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR.

    An online registry can be signed at

    ‘You’: Ambyr Childers Upped To Series Regular For Season 2 On Netflix

    (2/3/19) Ambyr Childers, who recurred in the first season of You, has been promoted to series regular opposite Victoria Pedretti on the upcoming second season of the breakout hit psychological thriller on Netflix.

    Childers plays Candace, Joe’s ex-girlfriend. It really did not end well. He thought she was dead. Turns out, not so much. She’s alive, and feeling less than forgiving. She appeared in four episodes in Season 1.

    Developed by Sera Gamble & Greg Berlanti based on the book by Caroline Kepnes, You launched as a Lifetime series with Netflix as SVOD/international partner. Starting with Season 2, You will be a Netflix original. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Berlanti, Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo and Marcos Siega are executive producers.

    Childers’ previous credits include Showtime’s Ray Donovan Aquarius opposite David Duchovny, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Her other film work includes the indie feature, We Are What We Are, Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone; and 2015’s Vice opposite Thomas Jane and Bruce Willis. She’s repped by Luber Roklin, Buchwald and Dave Feldman.

    Good Fight Season 3 Premiere Date Set at CBS All Access — Watch Trailer

    (1/31/19) (Video) Diane Lockhart v. Donald Trump will reconvene in six weeks.

    The Good Fight‘s 10-episode third season will premiere March 14 on CBS All Access, the streamer announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour. And from the looks of the above trailer, the Christine Baranski-fronted Good Wife spinoff will not loosening its grip on the current administration.

    In Season 3, “Diane tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself,” per the official logline. Elsewhere, “Adrian and Liz struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts, and Lucca balances a new baby with a new love.” Maia, meanwhile, tangles with a Machiavellian lawyer (played by new cast member Michael Sheen).

    In addition to Baranski and Sheen, the Season 3 ensemble includes returning vets Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi and Delroy Lindo. As TVLine previously reported, Justin Bartha (Colin) will not be back.

    Dishing with Digest - 1/25/19 - James Patrick Stuart

    (1/25/19) (Listen / download) James Patrick Stuart Chats About GH And Music

    GH James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) opens up about his two daytime roles, meeting Rick Springfield (ex-Noah/Eli, GH), growing up with famous musicians in his house and more with Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss the pros and cons of showing characters grieve.

    Riverdale First Look: Kelly Ripa Is Packing Heat as Hiram's Mistress

    (1/25/19) (Photo) Watch out, Hermione: There might be a fresh target on your back.

    Next Wednesday on Riverdale (The CW, 8/7c), Kelly Ripa — Mark Consuelos’ real-life wife — guest-stars as Hiram’s alleged mistress Ms. Mulwray. And based on the first-look photo above, she’s not messing around, confidently clutching a pistol during what we hope is a friendly chat with Jughead. Consuelos’ character Hiram did take a bullet in this week’s episode… could Ms. Mulwray be the shooter?

    Consuelos shared his excitement about working with his wife again — he and Ripa first met while co-starring on the ABC soap All My Children — with TVLine during a recent set visit: “I’m really excited about her coming on the show. She’s always great to work with. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a chance to work together, but I’m looking forward to it.”

    Marisol Nichols, who plays Hiram’s wife Hermione, added that the reveal of Hiram’s mistress is actually “not surprising” to Hermione: “They have an interesting relationship… It’s going to be fun, but it’s not going to be as shocking as you might think for Hermione.”

    Elsewhere in the episode, titled “The Red Dahlia,” “Betty works with a surprising ally to piece together clues about a series of deaths in the town” and “a spiraling Archie sets out on a new path,” per the network’s description.

    SAG Awards Reveals Presenters For Sunday’s 25th Anniversary Show

    (1/25/19) The 25th annual SAG Awards has revealed a second group of presenters for Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton: Awkafina, Alex Baldwin, Matt Bomer, Laverne Cox, Richard Madden, Ricky Martin, Tracy Morgan, Chris Pine and Keri Russell.

    Eden Riegel Looks Back at Bianca's Unforgettable Coming Out Scene on ALL MY CHILDREN

    (1/24/19) ( It was on Christmas Eve 2000, that ALL MY CHILDREN’s Bianca — whom viewers had watched grow up — said the words that neither she nor her famous mother, Erica Kane, would ever forget: “Do you love me, Mom? Do you? I’m gay.”

    Bianca and Erica embarked on a long journey that night, but the way it began left an indelible impression. Eden Riegel, who played Bianca, recalled to Soaps In Depth that the moments after shooting it felt “like time had stopped. Susan [Lucci, Erica] and I both had tears streaming from our eyes and were totally wrung out. Sharing that was a real bonding moment in our relationship.”

    A press event had been planned for the night, and Erica had been eager to show the world what a loving mother and daughter looked like. She’d even arranged for her and Bianca to be dressed in identical, glamorous gowns. However, when it came time to leave, Bianca removed her earrings, undid her hair and stripped down to her slip. “I don’t want the world to see me, Mom,” she’d explained. “I want you to see me.” What followed was one of the most confusing moments of Erica’s life. She couldn’t stop worrying about her company’s image, honoring her fans and the waiting reporters. Clearly, Bianca had other plans. “Mother, look at me,” she begged. “I’m exactly who you always knew. I’m still your baby, and I still love you.”

    When Bianca finally put an end to Erica’s agony and spit out her truth, viewers held their collective breaths, waiting for the renowned diva’s response. Turning her back, Erica fiddled with the Christmas tree and urged Bianca to get dressed. But when Bianca wouldn’t budge, Erica’s words came in a torrent. She invalidated her daughter’s declaration, instead blaming the rehab center that Bianca had been in and surmising that Sarah had preyed on her there. Denying that, Bianca said that her relationship with Sarah was about love.

    Riegel’s older sister had been “out” for many years, so the scenario seemed foreign. “I just didn’t understand what the big deal about it was,” the actress admitted. But wanting to do the scenes justice, she’d made it a point to get her sister’s input. “I ended up learning a lot about her and other people in my life — I wanted to hear a lot of voices before portraying this moment.”

    Reflecting on why Bianca is still missed by fans, Riegel concluded, “She was brave, courageous and loyal, and she fought for the people that she cared about. She was everything that I would like to be.”

    Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Set In Warner Bros First Look

    (1/24/19) Warner Bros has made a first look deal with Michael B. Jordan and his Outlier Society banner. This comes after Jordan had a year in which he starred in Best Picture nominated blockbuster Black Panther, and reprised in Creed II. The deal with Warner Bros. Pictures Group was announced by its chairman, Toby Emmerich. This marks a continuation of their partnership following the unveiling of a joint production diversity policy in September 2018, the first of its kind. Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Just Mercy, a Jordan-starring and producing vehicle, became the first film under the new policy.

    “Michael has become a leading voice in a new generation of talent and is creating real change in the industry,” said Emmerich. “His talent is undeniable, and beyond that, his commitment and conviction around representation and inclusion are inspiring—he truly walks the walk. We’re extremely proud to be in business with him and excited about a number of projects on the horizon.”

    “Michael has been part of the WarnerMedia family since starring on The Wire for HBO when he was 15-years-old,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. “From our work with him on the two Creed films and more recently on Just Mercy, we’ve come to know him as someone who is thoughtful, focused and serious about making great films that are representative and inclusive of new voices and new talent on camera and on set. We’re honored that he’s chosen Warner Bros. as his creative home.”

    “Warner Bros. is the perfect home for myself, my brilliant president of production Alana Mayo and Outlier Society,” said Jordan. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for their visionary leadership and commitment to producing a broad slate of films, which gives us more range and more opportunity as producers. Most importantly, they share my passion for telling unique, creatively-fulfilling stories and giving a voice to the next generation of talent.”

    Courtenay Valenti, President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Pictures, worked closely with Emmerich on this deal, along with Jordan’s agency, WME, and attorney Bloom Hergott.

    Kaye Ballard Dies: TV, Film & Stage Veteran Who Starred In ‘The Mothers-In-Law’ Was 93

    (1/22/19) Kaye Ballard (Mrs. Remo, All My Children), a comic actress and singer who was a regular presence on TV for decades and starred in the late-’60s NBC comedy The Mothers-in-Law, has died. Palm Springs-area paper The Desert Sun reported that the star also known for The Girl Most Likely and a half-dozen Broadway musicals died Monday at her home in Rancho Mirage.

    Ballard had appeared on a couple of TV programs when she was cast as Marge opposite Jane Powell and Cliff Robertson in the 1958 big-screen musical comedy remake of The Girl Most Likely. She would appear in a handful of movies in the ensuing decades, but TV was her go-to medium.

    In 1967 she starred with Eve Arden in The Mothers-in-Law, playing half of an unconventional couple, the Buells, who was best friends with their very-straight suburban neighbors the Hubbards (Arden and Herbert Rudley). The series struggled to lure viewers in its 8:30 Sunday slot against CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show and ABC’s The F.B.I.

    Ballard would land a second series-regular role more than 30 years later, this time playing a pushy neighbor of star Stephen Dorff in the syndicated ventriloquist comedy What a Dummy. It aired two dozen episodes in 1990-91.

    She also recurred on The Doris Day Show in the early 1970s, made dozens of visits to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show and did more than a 150 episodes of The Hollywood Squares from 1967-69 and again in 1975., Ballard also guested on dozens of TV shows form the 1950s into the ’90s. Among them were such popular series as Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Red Skelton Hour, Police Story, Alice, All My Children, The Muppets, Due South and anthology series Love American Style, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

    Ballard’s stage credits stretch back to a 1946 national tour of Three to Make Ready, and she made her Broadway debut in 1952’s Top Banana, a musical comedy starring Phil Silvers, returning to the Broadway stage in 1954’s The Golden Apple. But her highest-profile production was 1961’s Carnival!, a musical written by Bob Merrill, directed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick. Her co-star was a young Jerry Orbach.

    A couple of short-lived Broadway productions followed before Ballard appeared in the most arguably successful — or at least highest-profile — stage production of her career: the New York Shakespeare Festival’s 1981 production of The Pirates of Penzance starring Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt. Ballard was among the replacement cast, taking over the role of Ruth from Estelle Parsons.

    Ballard also starred in the 1984 Off Broadway one–woman show Hey Ma…Kaye Ballard at the Promenade Theatre. In a touring production, she played Jeanette Burmeister in 2001’s The Full Monty, and at a 2002 New York benefit concert she played Mrs. Brice in Funny Girl.

    Born on November 20, 1925, in Cleveland, Ballard was onstage for a 2013 TV Academy panel called “Retire from Showbiz? No Thanks!” Indeed she was working on a feature at the time of her death titled Senior Moment, featuring such other veteran actors as William, Shatner and Christopher Lloyd, per IMDb.

    The Desert Sun also reported that Ballard attended a screening of a documentary on her career titles Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On, less than two weeks ago at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It said she was greeted by mobs of fans and that the showing was interrupted by spontaneous applause more than half a dozen times.

    Tune-In Alert! Soap Alums On THE BLACKLIST

    (1/18/19) AS THE WORLD TURNS’s Larry Bryggman (ex-John) and ALL MY CHILDREN alum Dorothy Lyman (ex-Opal) will appear on the Friday, January 18 episode of NBC’s THE BLACKLIST as a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In the episode, titled “The Pawnbrokers”, Red (James Spader) acclimates to his new surroundings in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival. Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

    ‘Gen:LOCK’ Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Suits Up For Rooster Teeth Series

    (1/18/19) (Video) The just-arrived trailer for the new Rooster Teeth series gen:LOCK suggests that the American anime movement is gathering steam deep in the heart of Texas.

    The Austin-based Rooster Teeth already created an international stir among anime fans with RWBY and now, with gen:LOCK, it has a potent-looking follow-up effort, especially considering its cast, which reads like a Comic-Con guest list: Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Dakota Fanning (The Alienist), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black) and Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).

    The premise of the series, as described by Rooster Teeth: “Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.”

    The sci-fi mecha anime series premieres January 26 with the release of Episode 1 and Episode 2 on Rooster Teeth, an SVOD available on iOS, Android, Xbox One, Apple TV and on Rooster Teeth’s own website. The first episode of gen:Lock is free; membership (which starts at $4.99 a month) is required for any subsequent installment. Gen:LOCK releases are planned for every Saturday through March 9.

    Jordan, one of the most in-demand rising talents in Hollywood, has been banging the social-media drum for the Rooster Teeth project. On Instagram the actor gushed about the trailer’s release: “This show fulfilled one of my life-long dreams of voicing a character on an animated show.” A few days earlier he cited gen:LOCK as a passion project that connects with his longtime interest in sci-fi and animation. “I’m geeked for you guys to see it. We’ve created something really special. (If you know me you know how much the project means to me).”

    The eye-catching project may encounter some turbulence with some anime purists due to its Lone Star State origins. The success of Rooster Teeth’s RWBY sparked some debate in fan circles about authenticity and appropriate semantics since the genre is so closely associated with its native Japan. Austin is also home to Powerhouse, which produced Castlevania, (which recently got re-upped for a third season on Netflix) and with Austin’s substantial game development scene the state capital has a strong local talent pool with anime-applicable skill sets.

    Check out the trailer above.

    Leven Rambin's Gone

    (1/17/19) Gone — the internationally co-produced crime drama starring Chris Noth (Law & Order), Danny Pino (SVU) and Leven Rambin (True Detective) — will makes its Stateside premiere on WGN America on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 9 pm.

    Ratched: Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock and More Join the Cast of Ryan Murphy's Cuckoo's Nest Prequel

    (1/15/19) If you thought the concept of Sarah Paulson playing Nurse Ratched — the iconic villain from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — was too good to be true, you’re going to lose your mind when you see which other stars Ryan Murphy has aligned for his big Netflix project.

    “Ratched on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks,” Murphy wrote in an Instagram post Monday. “On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson, who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast…a true murderers’ row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with.”

    Announced in alphabetical order, the cast includes Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sharon Stone and Finn Wittrock.

    And Murphy is just as excited as we are to see the cast in action, writing, “Sarah, Cynthia, Judy, Amanda and Sharon, all doing scenes together? I cannot WAIT.”

    Set in 1947, the series — which has already received a two-season order — stars Paulson as a younger version of Nurse Ratched and chronicles her evolution from fledgling nurse to full-blown villain.


    (1/14/19) CBS has announced the 12 Celebrity Houseguests who will star in the second celebrity edition of BIG BROTHER in the U.S. This season’s cast includes Olympians, a former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL running back, a headline-making political strategist, a former teen heartthrob, a GRAMMY-nominated musician, a former WWE wrestler and an infamous Houseguest, among others. BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION launches with a two-night premiere event Monday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, Jan. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen Moonves returns as the host.

    The following 12 Celebrity Houseguests will compete for $250,000:

    Jonathan Bennett (37)

    Hometown: Rossford, Ohio

    Current City: Newport Beach, Calif.

    Occupation: Actor/host

    Tamar Braxton (41)

    Hometown: Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia

    Current City: Los Angeles

    Occupation: Singer/TV personality

    Kandi Burruss (42)

    Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

    Current City: Atlanta, Ga.

    Occupation: Singer/TV personality

    Tom Green (47)

    Hometown: Ottawa, Canada

    Current City: Los Angeles

    Occupation: Comedian

    Lolo Jones (36)

    Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

    Current City: Baton Rouge, La.

    Occupation: Olympic track and bobsled star

    Kato Kaelin (59)

    Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisc.

    Current City: Los Angeles

    Occupation: Actor/host

    Joey Lawrence (42)

    Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Current City: Los Angeles

    Occupation: Actor/producer

    Ryan Lochte (34)

    Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.

    Current City: Gainesville, Fla.

    Occupation: 12-time Olympic medalist in swimming

    Dina Lohan (56)

    Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.

    Current City: Long Island, N.Y.

    Occupation: Momager

    Natalie Eva Marie (34)

    Hometown: Concord, Calif.

    Current City: North Tustin, Calif.

    Occupation: Former WWE wrestler/actress

    Anthony Scaramucci (55)

    Hometown: Port Washington, N.Y.

    Current City: Manhasset, N.Y.

    Occupation: Former White House director of communications/financier

    Ricky Williams (41)

    Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

    Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.

    Occupation: Former NFL superstar

    Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air for three weeks, with the two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Lindsay Hartley Previews Her New Movie, 'My Mother's Split Personalities'

    (1/12/19) ( Get ready to see a side of Lindsay Hartley you’ve never seen before — four of them, to be exact! She’s starring in the new movie, My Mother’s Split Personalities, premiering Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime! The daytime alum has appeared as Theresa on PASSIONS, Arianna on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and Cara on ALL MY CHILDREN, but at no point in her soap career did she ever get to play multiple personalities! “And I never got to play twins, either,” Hartley admitted to Soaps In Depth. “But I did do a Lifetime movie last August and I did get to play twins. That was super fun. So that was kind of the next step and then this one is the step after that!”

    In the film, Hartley plays Gail Price, a woman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is under the control of her new boyfriend, Warren, who hopes to get his hands on the money Gail inherited from her late husband. When Gail’s daughter, Julie, returns home, she is shocked to learn of her mother’s condition, and struggles to save her from Warren and get her the help she needs. “This criminal boyfriend knows about Gail’s mental issues and that’s their angle to get the inheritance,” Hartley previews. “They’ve been casing her and stuff. And when Gail is threatened, that’s when the alpha personality comes out to protect the other ones.

    “The first one, the little girl, comes out when Julie leaves,” the actress explains. “And then Madeline, the sexy, fun, romantic chick comes out when she meets Warren. And then the third one comes out when Gail is in danger. That’s Sadie, the dominant personality. The one that is literally the most dangerous. She will kill to protect the other personalities.”

    Soap fans are used to multiple personality storylines, and Hartley is thrilled she’s finally getting to tackle that particular acting challenge. “I was super pumped when [executive producer] Pierre David asked me to join in on this projet because it’s really cool to be able to throw so many people into a role, right? I hope you get sucked into Gail’s trouble, because she’s really messed up. She’s a really screwed up character.”

    Oprah Sets Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan & Beto O’Rourke Q&A For NYC

    (1/12/19) By next month, Oscar nominations will be out and 2020 Presidential ambitions will be crystalizing and Oprah Winfrey is bringing some of the biggest names in both categories to Times Square for a chat.

    A Star Is Born star and director Bradley Cooper, Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, and Texas Senate candidate and potentially high office seeker Beto O’Rourke will join the Queen of Talk live one-on-one in NYC on February 5, I’ve learned. Melinda Gates and Time’s Up President and CEO Lisa Borders will also be part of the event at the Playstation Theater with more guests likely to be announced too.

    Priced at $200 a pop, tickets go on sale next week on January 14 at 10 AM ET. Based on Oprah’s successful Emmy-winning SuperSoul Sunday series, the whole shindig will also be broadcast on OWN later this year and on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast for those who can’t make it to the Big Apple.

    Picking some of the most vocal and brightest stars in the cultural constellation, OWN says the event “will discuss how each of the guests created an impact and shifted the conversation in their respective fields of entertainment, politics and culture in the last year.”

    In terms of Cooper and Jordan, who also is an EP on the upcoming OWN series David Makes Man, the selection is obvious, as can be said of Gates and Borders. However, the inclusion of the admittedly charismatic O’Rourke signals a sturdy step by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supporter Oprah back into White House politics.

    Though the media mogul herself has ruled out a possible race against Donald Trump in two years, the former Lone Star state Congressman is already seen as a near frontrunner in some Democrat circles, despite coming up short in his effort last fall to unset Ted Cruz. An anointment of big stature legitimacy by Oprah could help push O’Rourke, who supposedly sat down with Obama privately in recent weeks, even further to the front of what looks to be a crowded Dems race to take out the former Celebrity Apprentice host.

    We’ll see in February.

    Supergirl Casts Jonathan Bennett as Anti-Alien Troublemaker

    (1/11/19) We sure hope Supergirl‘s grooming department got the memo about the show’s newest guest star: He looks sexy with his hair pushed back. Jonathan Bennett, forever known for playing Aaron Samuels in 2004’s Mean Girls, will appear in Episode 14 of Supergirl‘s current season, titled “Stand and Deliver,” TVLine has confirmed. (Bennett broke the news himself via an Instagram story on Wednesday afternoon.)

    Per The CW, Bennett’s character Quentin is a “wide-eyed government attaché who is grateful when Supergirl saves his life. However, when he shows his true colors by attending an anti-alien rally, Supergirl aims to prove to Quentin that not all aliens are bad.”

    Bennett currently hosts the after show for Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club on MTV, as well as several Food Network competition series, including Cake Wars and Halloween Wars. On the acting side, Bennett has recurred on shows like Awkward, Hit the Floor and Veronica Mars. And let’s not forget his stint on Dancing With the Stars; he and partner Allison Holker placed ninth in Season 19.

    Supergirl‘s fourth season resumes with new episodes on Sunday, Jan. 19 (The CW, 8/7c).

    Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Thriller Sometimes I Lie From Ellen DeGeneres

    (1/10/19) Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to star in and executive produce Sometimes I Lie, a limited series based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel. The series is being developed by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros TV whether the company is based. WBTV optioned the book on behalf of A Very Good Production, whose DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will executive produce alongside Gellar.

    In Sometimes I Lie, Gellar stars as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. The timeline alternates between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago.

    Sometimes I Lie is an international bestseller released in March 2017 by HQ/HarperCollins in the UK and Flatiron/Macmillan in the U.S. The book has been published in over 20 countries.

    This would mark a rare series-starring vehicle for Gellar, who has been sought after the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but has been very selective and has only done two series since — the CW’s Ringer and CBS’ The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams.

    Sometimes I Lie also marks a new step in the expansion of A Very Good Production. It would be the first limited/drama series for the company, which has produced a couple of comedy series, most recently ABC’s Splitting Up Together, now in Season 2; a number of reality series, including NBC hits Little Big Shots and Ellen’s Game of Games, which just returned for a second season. Additionally, A Very Good Production has animated series Green Eggs and Ham coming up on Netflix.

    Sometimes I Lie was packaged by ICM Partners. Feeney is repped by ICM Partners/Curtis Brown Group. Gellar is repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the UK and Morris Yorn Barnes. DeGeneres is repped by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn Barnes.

    A First Look at Rebecca Budig's New Role on L.A.'S FINEST!

    (1/8/19) ( Fans who miss seeing Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes on GENERAL HOSPITAL can take heart that they will soon be able to see her in a brand new series: L.A.’S FINEST! The drama series is slated to premiere this spring on Spectrum cable, and Budig is slated to appear as Carlene Hart. “I’m trying hard to stay off social media as an example to my daughter but checking in from time to time,” the actress tweeted back in November of 2018. “Loving L.A.’S FINEST. I’ll be in a few episodes. Can’t wait for you to see it next year!”

    (Photo) The series stars Gabrielle Union as Sydney “Syd” Burnett, the character she played in the 2003 movie Bad Boys II, and Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna, both LAPD detectives who don’t agree on much but find common ground when taking down dangerous criminals. The cast also includes actor Ryan McPartlin, who may be best known for playing Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb on the NBC series CHUCK, but who soap fans will remember as Hank Bennett on the NBC soap PASSIONS. And Budig has shared some images from the L.A.’S FINEST set alongside her co-star.

    (Video) Although Budig hasn’t said yet exactly what her role on the series is, she’s obviously sharing her scenes with McPartlin, and possibly playing his office co-worker, based on the Boomerang animation she shared (and taken by McPartlin) of her on set pretending to answer a call. “Answering phones,” she joked. “I do it all.”

    (Video) Over on his own Instagram, McPartlin shared a cute little animation from the set where the two of them looked at each other and then at the viewer as they waited for their turn in front of the cameras. But he also hasn’t revealed any details about their roles, so we’ll just have to stay tuned.

    Budig was already well known to soap fans for her roles as Michelle on GUIDING LIGHT and Greenlee on ALL MY CHILDREN when she made her GH debut as the mysterious Hayden in 2015. The character became a hit with fans, but was written out in September of 2017 leaving them waiting for her return, preferably with Finn’s baby in tow! Although Budig has told Soaps In Depth she would love to come back, and ABC executive Nathan Varni admitted Hayden’s return is “definitely a possibility,” there are currently no plans in the works. So fans will just have to keep an eye out for L.A.’S FINEST this spring. We will keep you up to date on a premiere date as well as any other projects Budig has in the works, so stay tuned!

    NYPD Blue Veterans Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup on Board for ABC Revival

    (1/8/19) ABC’s in-the-works NYPD Blue revival has apprehended two of the original series’ stars. TVLine has learned that Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup will reprise their respective roles as Diane Russell and John Irvin in the pilot, which is set to begin production next month. The duo will be billed as series regulars.

    As previously reported, the potential series centers on a now-adult Theo Sipowicz, who is attempting to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father Andy’s murder. Andy, of course, was played by OG cast member Dennis Franz. The role of Theo has yet to be cast.

    Delaney joined NYPD Blue as Det. Russell in its second season on a recurring basis. She was bumped up to a series regular in Season 3 and remained on the show for five additional seasons, during which she won the 1997 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Delaney returned as a recurring player for Seasons 10 and 11. Her post-Blue work has included a starring role in Lifetime’s Army Wives, as well as stints on The O.C., Murder in the First and, most recently, Chicago Fire.

    Brochtrup, meanwhile, appeared in 11 of the series’ 12 seasons (the final six as a regular) as John, the 15th precinct’s openly-gay PAA (and occasional babysitter to Theo). He has since recurred on Major Crimes and Shameless.

    Delaney and Brochtrup join a cast that also features franchise rookie Alona Tal (Hand of God, Supernatural) as Det. Nicole Lazarus, the only woman in the precinct’s core group of police officers and detectives.

    The revival is being shepherded by Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, both of whom worked on the original NYPD Blue. Jesse Bochco, son of late franchise co-creator Steven Bocho, will direct the pilot. Dayna Bochco, Steven’s widow, will serve as a producer on the project.

    Kelly Ripa: My body looks like Peter Pan no matter what I do

    (1/8/19) Kelly Ripa is happy with her body, even if it’s not the most curvaceous.

    The “Live With Kelly and Ryan” co-host, who always has been vocal about her passion for fitness, told The Cut she’s aware that her workouts haven’t built up her body.

    “I was talking to a cardiologist and he said to make sure your heart beats out of your chest every day. The more you exercise, the healthier it is. And I can be honest: My body looks like Peter Pan no matter what I do,” she said in a Q&A about how she “gets it done.” “I’ve never been a va-va-voom woman. I like to take AKT — which is cardio-based dance classes — about four to five days a week between 3 and 5 p.m. And I like to do SoulCycle on the weekends.

    “In the summer, I like to run in Central Park because I think it’s so gorgeous.”

    The 48-year-old talk show host, who is set to appear on “Riverdale” alongside husband Mark Consuelos as his character’s mistress, also said plenty of caffeine is what fuels her jam-packed schedule.

    “I make a ‘Bullet Coffee’ at home in the morning — it’s coffee, two shots of espresso and a tablespoon of ghee and then a packet of collagen powder … Then I blend it all together and have this frosty thick beverage,” Ripa detailed. “I have a Starbucks latte when I get to ‘Live.’ Then I will have a half a coffee after the show wraps. I have a great energy level. I don’t nap, and I fear that if I did nap, it would probably make me stay awake all night.”

    With that amount of caffeine, a nap might be impossible anyway.

    Maurice Benard Previews His New Role as John Gotti

    (1/6/19) ( Back in September of 2018, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard teased that he had an exciting new project he was working on that was later revealed to be a Lifetime movie titled Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, in which he would be playing the infamous crime lord, John Gotti. The film is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, and Soaps In Depth managed to chat with Benard about his role from the movie’s Vancouver set while he was filming it. “It’s a great role and I’m having a great time playing a real-life character,” he enthused. “This was a really great opportunity.”

    Thankfully, the filming of Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter coincided with GH’s summer break, so the Emmy-winner was able to schedule in this moonlighting with a little assistance from the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. “Frank was great,” Benard confided. “The timing worked out with the hiatus, and Frank was able to shift some stuff around to make it work.” Of course, it was still quite the whirlwind, with the actor on a plane to Canada just 48 hours after being cast as the Teflon Don. “I didn’t have time to think about stressing out,” admitted Benard, who notoriously hates to fly.

    Benard was joined on location with his wife, Paula, and when he wasn’t hard at work for director Catherine Cyran, the pair were able to take in the sights. “It’s beautiful up here,” he said of Vancouver. One one of his days off, they even rented a boat for what the actor called “a great, relaxing day.”

    But there was still plenty of hard work to be done, especially since Benard was tasked with portraying a real-life person. Thankfully, he did have the advantage of meeting John Gotti’s daughter, Victoria, on set to get some insight. “She gave me some great tips about her father,” he revealed, adding that playing such a larger-than-life historical figure was “very difficult but at the same time exhilarating.”

    As Benard said on Instagram, "Put it in your calendars" and be sure to watch in February. But you can get a sneak preview of the film right now courtesy of this trailer (Video)!

    AMC Alum Eva La Rue Debuts New Series

    (1/5/19) ALL MY CHILDREN alum Eva La Rue (ex-Maria) is the host of a new Saturday morning series on the CW, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S ANIMAL TALES, premiering on January 5. “I was so excited when they asked me to be involved because not only do I love animals — I currently have two dogs — but I’ve been wanting to do a project that’s uplifting and positive,” enthuses La Rue. “It’s a great show and it’s been a great experience so far!”

    Lindsay Lohan reunites with 'Mean Girls' co-star Jonathan Bennett

    (1/5/19) Lindsay Lohan is reteaming with her Mean Girls co-star Jonathan Bennett for her new reality show.

    The actor, who portrayed Aaron Samuels in the hit 2004 movie, has been tapped by Lohan herself to host the after-show to his former castmate’s new MTV series Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.

    The After the Show segment will air directly after the premiere of the new show on Tuesday, and the actress will join Bennett for a live chat with fans.

    Bennett and Lohan teased the get together on Friday by posting a reunion photo online.

    During their TV chat next week, Lohan will discuss her business interests and philanthropy in Europe, where the new show has been shot.

    The series, which revolves around Lindsay’s club in Mykonos, Greece, will feature the actress and staff at her new business concern.

    Meanwhile, Bennett recently reprised his Mean Girls role for Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next music video, and told Entertainment Tonight that tackling Aaron again for the promo was an unexpected treat.

    “It brought me back,” he said. “There was that moment when you’re sitting in the chair, they do your hair and makeup like Aaron Samuels, and they spin you around for the first time and you look in the mirror. That was the first time I saw him in 15 years, and it was like seeing an old friend. It takes you back to that time when life was just simpler.”

    Dishing with Digest - Linda Dano - 1/4/19

    (1/4/19) (Listen/download) Linda Dano Reflects On Daytime Career

    Beloved soap vet Linda Dano looks back on her ANOTHER WORLD years as Felicia Gallant, her friendship with Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass), her jump to ABC and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss Ingo Rademacher’s upcoming departure from B&B and what it means for the canvas.

    Golden Globes Awards: 2019 Presenters

    (1/4/19) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will bring their A Star is Born buzz to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday as presenters: The co-stars are among the second round of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

    Also included in the second presenters batch are: Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Olivia Colman, Taron Egerton, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Gina Rodriguez, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

    Today’s round of presenters joins those previous announced: Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Chastain, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Van Dyke, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons, Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Lena Waithe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the ceremony airing live coast to coast on Sunday, January 6, from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton.

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Susan Lucci

    (1/3/19) ( We’ve known and loved Emmy-Winning actress Susan Lucci for almost half a century now after her 41-year run on hit soap All My Children (1970-2011) playing the devious Erica Kane and starring role on Lifetime’s Devious Maids (2013-2016). recently caught up with the still-very-active and nimble ‘Queen of Daytime TV,’ best-selling author and entrepreneur, who at age 71 credits a passion for Pilates for keeping her looking young, fit and fabulous. While the soft-spoken actress, laughing, said “I really feel people know so much about me”—here are 10 revelations that may surprise you.

    1. Lucci loves knitting. “There was a time that I wanted to just get back to things I did growing up and I took knitting classes. I had to make three or 4 mittens to get two that looked similar, but I really enjoyed it! It’s grounding and very relaxing. When I was pregnant with my firstborn daughter, I bought some yarn, got home to knit and we’d lost electricity. Nobody would believe that Erica Kane was sitting knitting by candlelight.”

    2. She can drive a race car. Danny Sullivan (who won the Indy 500 in 1985) gave Lucci lessons in Bridgehampton for an AMC storyline. “Erica Kane couldn’t look like she didn’t know what she’s doing, now, could she!”

    3. Lucci spricht deutch. “I speak a little German—dangerously as I don’t know all the words. My husband is from Austria, and I don’t want to sit around and not know what the jokes are. Twice a week I went to Berlitz [Language Centers] to learn. My father’s of Italian decent and he would hear me say something in German and just shake his head.”

    4. She got her start in high school productions, she played Maria in West Side Story and Tuptim in The King & I.

    5. At 16, Lucci lived in Norway for three months as an exchange student. “I’d go out on my ‘Uncle’ Bendix’s fishing boat every morning to lay nets to catch shrimp which we’d eat for dinner—piled in large wooden bowls with their heads on! To this day, every winter I still wear the traditional Nordic sweater with pewter buttons and matching hat my Norwegian ‘mother’ knitted for me.”

    6. In her senior year of college, Lucci was a New York State finalist in the Miss Universe Pageant. But she had to drop out because the final competition was the same day she had to take her comprehensive exams to graduate—which her father categorically told her she must.

    7. The diminutive, slender actress has a passion for pizza and ice cream. “I love pizza like the rest of the world loves pizza.” Thin crust or thick? “A really thin crust margarita with a little Italian sausage.” Chocolate vanilla swirl ice-cream was her go-to until recently. “I discovered a delightful flavor in Las Vegas: Coconut Almond Joy—my favorite candy bar as a kid.”

    8. Lucci loves to ski and has had her share of accidents, including one nearly fatal in La Cortina, France. “I was on a double pummel drag lift—the ones where your skis stay on the ground and the long cord pulls you up the mountain. It was a long drag up with very steep drop offs. It took me four tries to get on the drag lift, and there were so many ruts on the trail I fell off halfway. My husband got off and we were in between mountains in the French Alps. Nobody going by can help, so we had to side-step up for an hour on our skis to the top of the next mountain to the nearest trails, where I slipped off a traverse ledge and slid all the way down thousands of feet, above the tree line, nothing to grab on to. It was frightening. I was very lucky.

    9. Lucci and her husband went to Russia this past summer during the World Cup. “St. Petersburg is gorgeous and our guide was wonderfully jolly. The World Cup going on certainly added an extra layer of excitement.”

    10. “Lastly, though you couldn’t know this as it hasn’t happened yet: It’s on my bucket list to go zip lining in the spring. I may do it in some place exotic, but not over river where the piranha might eat me. Here in New York is where I wanna do that first.”

    What’s next up for Lucci? She’s in a development deal on a series of movies for the Hallmark Network. Stay tuned, because this septuagenarian has no plans of stopping.

    AMC Alum Expecting Second Child

    (1/3/19) Denise Vasi (ex-Randi, ALL MY CHILDREN) and her husband, Anthony Mandler, are expecting their second child (daughter Lennox turns 4 next month). She shared her first maternity pics, as well as an essay about why she waited to reveal her pregnancy, on her blog; check it out here.

    Elizabeth Hendrickson Got Engaged to Rob Meder This Christmas!

    (12/26/18) (Photo) It was a very special Christmas for GENERAL HOSPITAL actress Elizabeth Hendrickson (Margaux), who became engaged to boyfriend Rob Meder over the holiday! “Officially my favorite Christmas ever!” she announced on Instagram with a pic of her holding up a glass of champagne to the camera, showing off her absolutely gorgeous ring. “I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year!”

    Meder shared the same image on his own Instagram, being sure to point out that selfie cameras on cell phones reverse the image so everything is backwards. “That’s Lizzie’s left,” he noted of the ring finger, “making for an extra special Xmas.”

    Hendrickson joined the cast of GH in May of 2018 as the town’s new district attorney, Margaux Dawson, but she was already well-known to soap fans from her roles as THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Chloe and ALL MY CHILDRENS’ Maggie and Frankie. Her Instagram is full of sweet pics with her romantic beau, and last Thanksgiving she expressed her love to Meder with a sweet message. “Thank you for always keeping me in check while simultaneously letting me be me,” she shared. “I’d also like to thank you for listening to all of my new karaoke song choices on repeat in the mornings. You’re a great man and an amazing partner.”

    Congratulations to the couple for a lifetime of happiness!

    Online Film Critics Society Nominations

    (12/26/18) Winners will be announced on January 2, 2019.

    Mahershala Ali – Green Book
    Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
    Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
    Steven Yeun – Burning.

    Michael B. Jordan and Dolph Lundgren had no idea they were at the same party

    (12/26/18) Fans of “Creed II” were doing a double take at LA hot spot Hyde Sunset, we hear — when Michael B. Jordan walked into a party just as his co-star Dolph Lundgren exited, and the two movie pugilists passed in the night.

    Said a witness at the club: “The two ‘Creed II’ stars had no idea the other was at the venue .?.?. Dolph left [via] a patio exit just before Michael arrived to a VIP table.”

    Lundgren, 61, originated the “Creed II” role of villain Drago in “Rocky IV.”

    Susan Lucci’s home has a closet just for gifts

    (12/19/18) ( If “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness is the self-proclaimed “worst Christmas present shopper of all time,” soap opera legend Susan Lucci just might be the best.

    “You know, I have a gift closet,” the “All My Children” alum, 71, told Page Six Style, adding that she has “probably around 20” presents wrapped and ready to go right now. “As a wife, a mother and a grandmother, I’m always so busy figuring out what I’m going to get everyone. And I’ve never given a blanket gift; it’s always something individual.”

    Lucci added that she starts her holiday shopping right after Labor Day, and that while she’d ideally like to hand-wrap each item herself — and keeps rolls of paper and ribbons in the aforementioned gift closet for that very reason — she’ll reluctantly allow stores to do it for her if she’s pressed for time.

    And while the actress admitted that she hasn’t given much thought to her own Christmas wish list, she does have her eye on something sparkly. “I tried on a really simple, lovely diamond necklace at Cartier in Las Vegas [recently], and also a beautiful diamond bracelet. But I haven’t even said anything to my husband about it yet,” she said with a laugh. “That said, my birthday’s on the 23rd, and I’d be open to a combination gift.”

    As long as it’s not a bath bomb, that is. “I got one of those [one year], and I have to say, the scent was so strong — and it never really bubbled!” Lucci recalled. “It just fizzed, and made this crusty thing on top of the bathtub. It was like getting into a tub full of Alka-Seltzer.”

    Jacob Young Opens up About Returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Lucky

    (12/19/18) ( Whenever GENERAL HOSPITAL mentions the character of Lucky Spencer, fans can’t help but wonder if he’ll be coming back to the canvas again. And one of the actors to play the role, Jacob Young, is available now that he’s off-contract at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL where he played Rick. “It’s always been on my radar,” the actor told Soaps In Depth of a possible return to Port Charles. “Lucky was a really special time and of course, I won the Emmy for that role, so that’s always gonna stick out in my mind.”

    Young joined the cast of GH as a recast Lucky in 2000, taking over for Jonathan Jackson. He played the role until 2003, taking home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2002. Young went on to play JR Chandler on ALL MY CHILDREN before returning to B&B in 2011. However, in May of 2018, the actor announced that he was not renewing his contract with the CBS sudser to pursue other opportunities. “If B&B doesn’t have any stories for me to play and GH does, then I am more than willing to,” Young admitted before adding, “I don’t see myself going under contract.”

    Having launched a talk show series on YouTube, a new album, and starred in a couple of TV movies, Young has definitely made the most of his available time and wants to continue to explore new paths. “It’s always a struggle,” he confided. “If there’s a storyline written on one of the shows, then I’m not going to be able to mostly likely be part of a film. So I don’t want to limit myself and I think that they understand that. But a lot of times they want you to sign a contract, so it’s a catch-22.”

    However, a short stint would definitely be doable if it worked with his schedule. “Yes, absolutely,” Young concluded. “And I’m totally open to that. I think [GH executive producer] Frank Valentini is aware of that, too.”

    Stay tuned to see if Young returns to either GH or B&B in the future.

    Maurice Benard Previews His New Role as John Gotti

    (12/19/18) ( Back in September, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard teased that he had an exciting new project he was working on that was later revealed to be a Lifetime movie currently titled Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, in which he would be playing the infamous crime lord, John Gotti. The film is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, and Soaps In Depth managed to chat with Benard about his role from the movie’s Vancouver set while he was filming it. “It’s a great role and I’m having a great time playing a real-life character,” he enthused. “This was a really great opportunity.”

    Thankfully, the filming of Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter coincided with GH’s summer break, so the Emmy-winner was able to schedule in this moonlighting with a little assistance from the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. “Frank was great,” Benard confided. “The timing worked out with the hiatus, and Frank was able to shift some stuff around to make it work.” Of course, it was still quite the whirlwind, with the actor on a plane to Canada just 48 hours after being cast as the Teflon Don. “I didn’t have time to think about stressing out,” admitted Benard, who notoriously hates to fly.

    Benard was joined on location with his wife, Paula, and when he wasn’t hard at work for director Catherine Cyran, the pair were able to take in the sights. “It’s beautiful up here,” he said of Vancouver. One one of his days off, they even rented a boat for what the actor called “a great, relaxing day.”

    But there was still plenty of hard work to be done, especially since Benard was tasked with portraying a real-life person. Thankfully, he did have the advantage of meeting John Gotti’s daughter, Victoria, on set to get some insight. “She gave me some great tips about her father,” he revealed, adding that playing such a larger-than-life historical figure was “very difficult but at the same time exhilarating.”

    As Benard said on Instagram, "Put it in your calendars" and be sure to watch in February.

    O Little Town of Bethlehem - James Patrick Stuart

    (12/16/18) O Little Town of Bethlehem - James Patrick Stuart: Listen.

    Facebook Q&A: Maurice Benard & Laura Wright

    (12/14/18) Facebook Q&A: Maurice Benard & Laura Wright: Video.

    SAG Awards Nominations

    (12/13/18) MOTION PICTURES

    The SAG Awards are January 27 at the Shrine Auditorium, simulcast live by Turner’s TNT and TBS. As previously announced, Alan Alda will receive the guild’s Life Achievement Award during the ceremony.

    Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

    A STAR IS BORN (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    DAVE CHAPPELLE / George “Noodles” Stone
    ANDREW DICE CLAY / Lorenzo
    SAM ELLIOTT / Bobby
    RAFI GAVRON / Rez Gavron
    LADY GAGA / Ally

    BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
    ANGELA BASSETT / Ramonda
    CHADWICK BOSEMAN / T’Challa/Black Panther
    MARTIN FREEMAN / Everett K. Ross
    DANAI GURIRA / Okoye
    MICHAEL B. JORDAN / Erik Killmonger
    LUPITA NYONG’O / Nakia
    ANDY SERKIS / Ulysses Klaue

    BLACKKKLANSMAN (Focus Features)
    HARRY BELAFONTE / Jerome Turner
    ADAM DRIVER / Flip Zimmerman
    TOPHER GRACE / David Duke
    LAURA HARRIER / Patrice Dumas
    COREY HAWKINS / Kwame Ture
    JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON / Ron Stallworth

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (20th Century Fox)
    LUCY BOYNTON / Mary Austin
    AIDAN GILLEN / John Reid
    BEN HARDY / Roger Taylor
    TOM HOLLANDER / Jim Beach
    GWILYM LEE / Brian May
    ALLEN LEECH / Paul Prenter
    RAMI MALEK / Freddie Mercury
    JOE MAZZELLO / John Deacon
    MIKE MYERS / Ray Foster

    CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    AWKWAFINA / Peik Lin Goh
    GEMMA CHAN / Astrid Young Teo
    HENRY GOLDING / Nick Young
    KEN JEONG / Wye Mun Goh
    LISA LU / Ah Ma
    HARRY SHUM, JR. / Charlie Wu
    CONSTANCE WU / Rachel Chu
    MICHELLE YEOH / Eleanor Young


    Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

    THE AMERICANS (FX Networks)
    ANTHONY ARKIN / Stavos
    SCOTT COHEN / Glenn Haskard
    BRANDON J. DIRDEN / Dennis Aderholt
    NOAH EMMERICH / Stan Beeman
    MATTHEW RHYS / Philip Jennings
    COSTA RONIN / Oleg Burov
    KERI RUSSELL / Elizabeth Jennings
    KEIDRICH SELLATI / Henry Jennings
    MIRIAM SHOR / Erica Haskard
    HOLLY TAYLOR / Paige Jennings

    JONATHAN BANKS / Mike Ehrmantraut
    RAINER BOCK / Werner Ziegler
    RAY CAMPBELL / Tyrus Kitt
    GIANCARLO ESPOSITO / Gustavo “Gus” Fring
    MICHAEL MANDO / Nacho Varga
    BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill
    RHEA SEEHORN / Kim Wexler

    ALEXIS BLEDEL / Ofglen/Emily
    ANN DOWD / Aunt Lydia
    O-T FAGBENLE / Luke
    JOSEPH FIENNES / Commander Waterford
    NINA KIRI / Alma
    ELISABETH MOSS / Offred/June
    BAHIA WATSON / Brianna

    OZARK (Netflix)
    JASON BATEMAN / Martin “Marty” Byrde
    LISA EMERY / Darlene Snell
    SKYLAR GAERTNER / Jonah Byrde
    JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore
    DARREN GOLDSTEIN / Charles Wilkes
    SOFIA HUBLITZ / Charlotte Byrde
    LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde
    TREVOR LONG / Cade
    JANET McTEER / Helen Pierce
    PETER MULLAN / Jacob Snell
    JORDANA SPIRO / Rachel
    ROBERT TREVEILER / Sheriff John Nix
    HARRIS YULIN / Buddy Dieker

    ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
    STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson
    NILES FITCH / Teenage Randall
    JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson
    FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson
    JON HUERTAS / Miguel Rivas
    CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson
    MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson
    LYRIC ROSS / Déjà
    CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon
    MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson
    HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate

    Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

    ATLANTA (FX Networks)
    KHRIS DAVIS / Tracy
    DONALD GLOVER / Earn Marks
    BRIAN TYREE HENRY / Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles

    D’ARCY CARDEN / Natalie
    ANDY CAREY / Eric
    GLENN FLESHLER / Goran Pazar
    SARAH GOLDBERG / Sally Reed
    BILL HADER / Barry
    PAULA NEWSOME / Det. Janice Moss
    JOHN PIRRUCCELLO / Det. John Loach
    STEPHEN ROOT / Monroe Fuches
    HENRY WINKLER / Gene Cousineau

    GLOW (Netflix)
    BRITT BARON / Justine Biagi
    SHAKIRA BARRERA / Yolanda Rivas
    ALISON BRIE / Ruth Wilder
    KIMMY GATEWOOD / Stacey Beswick
    BETTY GILPIN / Debbie Eagan
    REBEKKA JOHNSON / Dawn Rivecca
    CHRIS LOWELL / Bash Howard
    SUNITA MANI / Arthie Premkumar
    MARC MARON / Sam Sylvia
    KATE NASH / Rhonda Richardson
    WYATT NASH / Phil
    SYDELLE NOEL / Cherry Bang
    VICTOR QUINAZ / Russell Barroso
    GAYLE RANKIN / Sheila the She-Wolf
    KIA STEVENS / Tammé Dawson
    JACKIE TOHN / Melanie Rosen
    ELLEN WONG / Jenny Chey
    BRITNEY YOUNG / Carmen Wade

    JENNA LYNG ADAMS / Darshani
    ALAN ARKIN / Norman
    SARAH BAKER / Mindy Kominsky
    MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Sandy Kominsky
    EMILY OSMENT / Theresa
    MELISSA TANG / Margaret

    CAROLINE AARON / Shirley Maisel
    ALEX BORSTEIN / Susie Myerson
    RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel
    MARIN HINKLE / Rose Weissman
    ZACHARY LEVI / Benjamin
    KEVIN POLLAK / Moishe Maisel
    TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman
    MICHAEL ZEGEN / Joel Maisel

    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

    JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore – “OZARK” (Netflix)
    LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)
    SANDRA OH / Eve Polastri – “KILLING EVE” (BBC America)
    ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

    Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

    (12/12/18) The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live January 13 on the CW at 7 PM ET/PT.MOVIES

    Mahershala Ali – Green Book
    Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
    Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
    Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
    Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

    Black Panther
    Crazy Rich Asians
    The Favourite


    Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C. (FX)
    Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
    Noah Emmerich – The Americans (FX)
    Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
    Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)
    Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor (ABC)
    Shea Whigham – Homecoming (Amazon)

    Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
    Justina Machado – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Debra Messing – Will & Grace (NBC)
    Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

    Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
    Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

    Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
    Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO)
    Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
    Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)

    Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Actor and ‘Working Girl’ Star, Dies at 88

    (12/7/18) Philip Bosco, a Tony and Emmy-winning character actor who also starred in such movies as “Working Girl,” died Monday at age 88, according to his grandson Luke Bosco.

    Bosco received the first of his six Tony nominations for his Broadway debut, the 1960 drama “Rape of the Belt,” and his last for a 2004 revival of “Twelve Angry Men.” He won in 1989 for playing an outrageous opera company head in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.”

    He also appeared in more than 50 Broadway productions over his storied career.

    Though he told the New York Times in 1986 that he had turned down a seven-year contract with a Hollywood studio early in his career because he did not want to live in California, he did appear in many movies starting in the 1980s.

    Bosco had small but crucial roles in films like Mike Nichols’ 1988 comedy “Working Girl,” where he played the corporate honcho who fires Sigourney Weaver’s scheming executive and hires Melanie Griffith’s ambitious secretary instead.

    His other big-screen credits included Woody Allen’s 1997 film “Deconstructing Harry,” 1983’s “Trading Places,” the 1986 drama “Children of a Lesser God” and the 1997 rom-com “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”

    He also made frequent appearances on TV, from soap operas like “Ryan’s Hope” and “As the World Turns” to “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in which he had a recurring role as a judge. In 1987, he won a Daytime Emmy for an “ABC Afterschool Special” called “Read Between the Lines.”

    Lifetime Unveils Premiere Dates For Winter Movie Slate

    (12/4/18) Lifetime has unveiled the premiere dates for their robust slate of winter movies. From music icons to deadly cheerleaders to the daughter of a notorious mob boss, the network isn’t holding back when it comes to the drama — some based on true stories, some not — for 2019.

    Highlights of their slate include Love You to Death (January 26) starring Marcia Gay Harden, which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Also based on a true story is Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (January 19) starring Christina Ricci. The movie is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum. For something a little lighter, there’s Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (February 16) which follows the personal and professional journey of the titular Grease icon. Lifetime acquired the biopic for its U.S. premiere.

    Other features on the slate include Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (February 9) which is executive produced by the real-life Victoria Gotti. Lifetime will also bring back the cult classic Death of a Cheerleader (February 2). The remake will see the return of Kellie Martin, who starred in the 1994 original.

    Lifetime has also acquired Best Friend’s Betrayal and My Mother’s Split Personalities for January. The network will feature five weeks of premieres every Saturday at 8 pm PT/ET, beginning January 19.

    See the complete list and summaries of the features below.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
    Starring Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman
    January 19

    The Lifetime feature is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum and stars Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Christina Ricci (Monster), two-time Tony award-winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Light (Transparent, The Assassination of Giannni Versace) as Matron Grady and Josh Bowman (Revenge).

    On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after Nellie has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie’s unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady (Light). When Nellie captures the attention of Dr. Josiah (Bowman) who tries to help her, Grady’s barbaric tactics only intensify, leading Nellie to questions if she actually does belong in the asylum after all.

    A real-life hero, Nellie Bly’s expose was the first of its kind in America and inspired the global reformation of mental health care.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story is executive produced by Howard Braunstein along with Ricci of Grey Team Productions. Michael Tive, David Sigal, Peter Werner and Jonathan Baruch of StoryBy Entertainment also serve as executive producers with Karen Moncrieff as director (Petals on the Wind) with a screenplay by Helen Childress (Reality Bites).

    Love You to Death
    Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs and Tate Donovan
    January 26

    Inspired by a true story, Love You to Death is a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Camile (Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, Fifty Shades features, Code Black, Point Blank) and Esme (Emily Skeggs, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Mile 22) are well-known in their community – Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found stabbed to death in her home, and Esme has vanished, believed to be kidnapped by the killer. But when Esme is found, a terrible secret emerges. Esme was not kidnapped. Instead she ran away with her boyfriend (Brennan Keel Cook) after working with him to murder Camile. More than that, Esme is perfectly healthy, mentally and physically, and has been a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, forced to believe she was ill by her controlling, abusive mother.

    Tate Donovan (The Man in The High Castle) plays Travis, Esme’s estranged father who tries to reconnect with his daughter, despite her mother’s objections.

    Marcia Gay Harden is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment.

    Love You to Death is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment Television. Executive producers are Jordan Davis and John Davis. Alex Kalymnios directs from a script written by Anthony Jaswinski.

    Death of a Cheerleader
    Stars Kellie Martin, Aubrey Peeples and Sarah Dugdale
    February 2

    In a remake of the cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school’s most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. When Kelly rejects Bridget’s attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder. Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle-class community.

    Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.

    Death of a Cheerleader is produced by Just Singer Entertainment and Reunion Pacific Entertainment. Executive producers are Matthew O’Connor, Paddy Bickerton, Steve White and Sheri Singer. Paul Shapiro directs from a script written by Caitlin D. Fryers.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter
    Executive Produced and Narrated by Victoria Gotti and
    Starring Chelsea Frei and Maurice Benard
    February 9

    Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (played by Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband. Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is produced by Relevé Entertainment for Lifetime with Victoria Gotti, Jennifer Wachtell (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and Holly Carter (Home is Where You Find It) executive producing. Catherine Cyran (The Prince & Me) directs from a script co-written by Victoria Gotti and David Schneiderman (Chasing Liberty). The film is based on Gotti’s book This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti. Victoria Gotti will appear on camera narrating her story.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You
    Starring Delta Goodrem
    February 16

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world’s toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.

    Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem (House Husbands, judge on The Voice, Australia) stars as Olivia Newton-John and re-records her classic hits for the film. Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas, The Wrong Girl) is Bruce Welch and Todd Lasance (The Flash, The Vampire Diaries) plays Lee Kramer. Richard Brancatisano (Chasing Life) is featured as Matt Lattanzi, Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Revolutions) is Patrick McDermott, Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, The Sleepover Club) is young Olivia, and Georgia Flood (American Princess, Wentworth) is young Pat Carroll.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is produced by Fremantle with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria for Channel Seven. Lifetime has acquired the film for the U.S. premiere.


    Best Friend’s Betrayal
    Starring Mary Grill, Vanessa Walsh, Jaime M. Callica
    Premieres January 13

    Best friends Katie (Mary Grill) and Jess (Vanessa Walsh) are inseparable and have always had each other’s backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship with famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica), Katie is unsure of this new seemingly perfect man. Katie wants to support her friend’s newfound happiness but is fiercely protective of her. But Katie’s obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose this supposed ‘best friend’ before it is too late. Best Friend’s Betrayal is produced by Reel One Entertainment.

    My Mother’s Split Personalities
    Starring Lindsay Hartley, Kayla Wallace, Jefferson Brown
    Premieres January 12

    After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie Price (Kayla Wallace) has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail (Lindsay Hartley). But Gail is not herself these days, acting bizarrely and under the control of Warren (Jefferson Brown), a highly intelligent criminal, who has become Gail’s boyfriend and is plotting to get his hands on a vast amount of money left behind by her dead husband. As Julie investigates the cause of her mother’s strange behavior, she gets closer to the truth about Warren, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, in which the dark criminal operator will do anything to protect his payday. It’s up to Julie to save her mother from not only Warren but also from her own split personalities and get her the help she desperately needs. My Mother’s Split Personalities is produced by Reel One Entertainment

    Free Buffy, Angel, Firefly

    (12/1/18) Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel, plus creator Joss Whedon’s cult fave Firefly, are now available to stream for free in their entirety on Facebook Watch, per Variety.

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    1. Zach's Poem about Myrtle:

      (Zach's voice) Now who will lead our carnival?
      And who will make us stronger?
      Who will mend our broken sleep when she is here no longer?
      For who's part do we stand and bow?
      What stories do we tell?
      And will we memorize the day when great and greatness fell?
      Say will this valley overcome, and will these shadows fade?
      And will we lift our eyes to see the beauty that she made?
      The disappearing last of her that leads to worlds unknown,
      has left a path to softly tread when sadness wanders home.
      I'll meet thee where the highland winds divide wild mountain tyne,
      where I will be forever yours and you, forever mine.
      (Myrtle's voice) And, trust me, the angels are on your side.
      Watch the clip on Youtube at this link.

    2. January 5, 1970: Pine Valley and all its residents were introduced to the world when the serial debuted on ABC.

    3. January 29, 2001: Vanessa was shot by Adam’s private investigator, who mistook her for Arlene, who was really Hayley.

    4. January 1977: Mark Dalton, a promising composer, came to Pine Valley and discovered that the woman he was attracted to was his half sister, Erica.

    5. January 2000: Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) played Annie in the Broadway hit Annie Get Your Gun!

    6. February 14, 1984: Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner were married.

    7. February 1985: Tad and Hillary were married at Wallingford Mansion.

    8. February 1988: Erica gave birth to a baby girl, Bianca.

    9. March 2, 1988: Mark Dalton wed Ellen Shepard.

    10. March 8, 1984: Erica Kane and Adam Chandler wed for the first time.

    11. March 11, 1994: Edmund Grey and Dr. Maria Santos were wed in a fairy-tale ceremony.

    12. April 12, 1985: Daisy was found standing over Zach’s dead body, holding a bloody knife. Later, it came out that Marian had killed the pimp/gigolo.

    13. April 16, 1998: Erica was shocked when she came face to face with her presumed-dead ex, Mike Roy.

    14. April 28, 1993: Gloria Marsh wed Adam Chandler.

    15. April 1972: Dr. Joe Martin wed Ruth Brent.

    16. May 3, 1999: While trapped in Adam’s cabin during a storm, Liza went into labor.

    17. May 15: In 1989, Nico Kelly and Cecily Davidson first wed as a result of a business arrangement to gain access to her trust fund.

    18. May 21: Erica and Travis wed again, on this date in 1990, but this time for the sake of their daughter, Bianca.

    19. May 23, 1997: With the bride lying on a hospital bed, Hayley Vaughan wed Matéo Santos.

    20. May 26: On this day in 1988, Stuart wed Cindy after revealing she had been diagnosed with HIV.

    21. May 1984: Jenny died in a jet-ski explosion, which was rigged by her jilted fiancé, Tony.

    22. June 2, 1980: Langley Wallingford and Phoebe Tyler wed.

    23. June 7, 1996: Noah Keefer and Julia Santos had a Cinderella-style fairy-tale wedding.

    24. June 16, 2001: Hayley and Matéo wed.

    25. June 22, 1993: Erica wed the dashing Count Dimitri.

    26. June 25, 2001: Ryan watched as Gillian’s heart was given to Laura.

    27. June: In 1982, Jesse Hubbard and Angie Baxter shared their first kiss.

    28. June: In 1997, Erica finally returned baby Sonya to biological mother Maria.

    29. June: Frances Heflin, who portrayed Erica’s understanding mother Mona, passed away in 1994.

    30. June: Cindy, who passed away in 1989 of AIDS, appeared to son Scott as a ghost during the AIDS Day Of Compassion in 2000.

    31. July 4, 1996: Maria decides to flee the country so she doesn’t have to give up baby Sam.

    32. July 15, 2002: Ditching their lavish Pine Valley Inn wedding, Greenlee and Leo instead exchanged vows privately at the boathouse.

    33. July 15, 1998: Holidays, Hayley and Matéo’s bar, burned down due to Lee having tampered with the boiler to get even with Adam.

    34. July 27, Eden Riegel first aired as Erica Kane’s daughter, Bianca, in 2000.

    35. July 1994, A tornado tore through Pine Valley and leveled the Martin house, nearly killing Tad, who was crushed by the rubble.

    36. July: Chris saved Bianca when a fire broke out at SOS in 2001

    37. August 28, 1986: Wade Matthews conned Phoebe Wallingford into marriage.

    38. August 1999: Dixie suffered a miscarriage.

    39. September 3, 1980: Cliff and Nina Warner wed on the grounds of Cortlandt Manor.

    40. September 6, 1978: Erica married former football hero Tom Cudahy on the rebound from her affair with Nick Davis.

    41. September 28, 1999: Joan Rivers made a guest appearance in Pine Valley when David and Erica had a rendezvous in New York City.

    42. November 21, 1988: Jeremy Hunter wed Natalie Cortlandt while his presumed-dead ex-lover, Marissa, sat undetected in the back of the church.

    43. December 16, 2004 marks All My Children's 9000th show

    44. December 22, 1986: In a ritzy, black-and-white ceremony at NYC’s Tavern On The Green, Dr. Cliff Warner, for the third time, wed Nina Cortlandt.

    45. December 23, 1999: Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) began her Broadway run as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun.

    46. December 25, 1976: Phil and Tara wed.

    47. December 26, 1988: Nico Kelly (Maurice Benard) and Julie Chandler (Lauren Holly) were wed in a simple, country wedding. However, the wedding turned out to be invalid because the mayor who officiated at the ceremony was not authorized to perform marriages.

    48. December 29, 1989: Tad and Dixie first walked down the aisle to become man and wife. However, the groom had a difficult time getting to the church — he arrived dirty and disheveled!

    49. December 1976: Paul and Anne struggled to make future plans for their mentally handicapped daughter, Beth.

    50. December 1979: Ruth, while over the age of 40, gave birth to a healthy son, Joey.

    51. The location of Wildwind is Coe Hall at the Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

    52. Thorsten Kaye (Zach) just like his character is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings

    53. Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, AMC) was in the 1980's all girl band Big Trouble.

    54. Mischa Barton played Lily in 1993

    55. According to Jesse, Tad's sister Jenny said that you need three things in life to be happy: Something to do, someone to love and something to believe in.

    56. Jake Martin: Through the Years: Jake -- born Joey Martin on Christmas Day -- has a long and tortured history (It's Pine Valley; who doesn't?). Need a quick catch-up on Jake? Who he is, where he's been -- or been with? Here's a Jake Martin timeline!

      1979: Born to Pine Valley pillars Ruth and Joe. Ruth's advanced age caused some health worries, but Jake's birth was kidnappings or comas involved!

      1990-1991: Joey married Emily Ann Sago. Too bad Emily went mental after she found out her real parents were a pimp and his hooker! Joey left Pine Valley, divorced Emily Ann and went to med school.

      1996: Joey, now calling himself Jake, had a fling with Tad's ex, Liza. Liza freaked when she realized who Jake was and rebounded by marrying Adam Chandler. He got over her fast, and tried to push Jake and Liza into an affair to divorce Liza. It didn't work.

      1998: Jake agreed to be Liza's sperm donor. He was psyched when young Colby was born, but didn't realize Adam was the true dad; he switched sperm samples!

      2000: When the truth about Colby came out, a furious Jake left town.

      2000: Jake, doing aid work in Chechnya, was rescued by Gillian and Ryan. Jake's injuries and guilt kept Gillian and Jake married, but Ryan was too hot for Gillian to resist.

      2001: Jake started dating Greenlee Smythe. She couldn't get over her ex, Leo, so Jake dumped her.

      2002-2003: Jake went off to do some Doctors Without Borders work. Months after leaving town, Jake married fellow aid worker Carolyn.

      2008: Charity work has Jake captured in Sudan (what's with this guy and war-torn regions?) and needing rescue.

    57. Erica Kane's Rap Sheet: What makes a star? In today's world, charisma, money and talent are only pieces of the puzzle. Trouble with the law is the benchmark for celebrity and if Erica Kane's rap sheet is any indication, she's at the top of the A-list. Erica is facing insider trading charges (just like Martha Stewart did), but she's no stranger to jail cells. Take a look back at her ever thickening file with the Pine Valley police department:

      1977: Erica wanted Nick Davis for herself, but faced competition from the–as she saw it–gauche and inferior Claudette Montgomery. Naturally, Erica decided to frame Claudette for marijuana possession to get her out of the way. Too bad Nick turned the tables on Erica by planting the drugs on her instead.

      1982: "At the pinnacle of my beauty," as Erica once put it, she faced murder charges. She had discovered her lover and boss, Kent Bogard, was having an affair with her sister, Silver Kane. Furious, Erica confronted Kent with a gun and it went off in a struggle. Kent was killed, but Silver claimed she witnessed Erica murder him in cold blood. Erica was arrested, but went on the run disguised as a nun. Later, it was revealed Silver wasn't Erica's sister—she was a con artist—so Erica was cleared of all charges.

      1993: Erica was arrested for stabbing her husband Dimitri Marick. She wasn't intentionally homicidal, just a victim of her long lost daughter from hell, Kendall Hart. Kendall falsely accused Dimitri of raping her, sending Ms. Kane over the edge. A rape survivor herself, Erica flashed back to her own assault, saw Dimitri as her attacker and plunged a letter opener into his chest. To dig the knife in further (so to speak), Kendall perjured herself by denying any rape claim, making Erica's attack seem premeditated. Kendall's lies were exposed and Erica was acquitted—but she started opening mail the old fashioned way.

      1997: Warning: No man cheats on Erica Kane without consequences! Dimitri found this out the hard way after he slept with his sister-in-law, Dr. Maria Grey, and she found herself pregnant. Everyone, including Erica, wrongly assumed the child was Dimitri's. Stranded with Maria, Erica delivered the baby and rushed it to the hospital, only to drive off a bridge (oops). Never one to let ideal circumstances pass by, Erica allowed the world to think the baby had died. Erica believed the child would never be accepted because of her scandalous conception, so she kept the baby for herself. A true trendsetter, Erica helped start the celebrity adoption craze when she told the world that Maria's little girl was Sonya, a Russian infant. Erica eventually realized her wrongs and confessed. She was sent to prison, but paroled months later.

      1998: Erica found herself in the middle of a love triangle with Jack and Mike Roy, her presumed dead husband (sort of–the marriage was invalid). When Jack kidnapped Erica to shake some sense into her, she called Mike to rescue her. The resulting madness got the three arrested for disturbing the peace.

      2000: Adam begged Erica to speak on his behalf in his custody hearing for his daughter, Colby. Despite the judge's protests for order, Erica demanded to be heard and was arrested for contempt of court.

      2001: Erica's maternal instinct went into overdrive after the murder of Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone. Erica's daughter, Bianca, had nursed a longtime crush on Frankie. Since Frankie rejected Bianca, Erica assumed that Bianca must have murdered her. Ms. Kane confessed to the crime to divert suspicion away from Bianca, and even paid Kendall to return to Pine Valley as a negative character witness. When Bianca learned what was going on, she was able to clear up any suspicion, and the Kane women were cleared.

      2002: Erica was on a roll: Two arrests in one year! Erica was arrested for perjury and obstructing justice in her efforts to make herself appear guilty of Frankie's murder. Months later, Erica broke into Kendall's hotel room to try to dig for evidence that Trey Kenyon burned down her posh home, Linden. She was arrested for breaking and entering, and spent Thanksgiving in prison. Opal Cortlandt, Myrtle Fargate and Bianca spent the holiday in the cell with her.

      2008: Erica was arrested for insider trading, amidst claims that she unjustly used a stock tip from Adam Chandler. Samuel Woods, an attorney with eyes on a Senate seat, wants to make a high-profile example of Erica. But Erica Kane is nobody's victim. She's volunteered to go to prison to keep Samuel from getting the best of her. And just like Martha, she intends to come out a winner.

    58. All My Children celebrated the taping of the 10,000th episode of 'All My Children,' Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in New York. The 10,000th episode, featuring show creator Agnes Nixon playing the character of a ghost named Aggie will air on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    59. Angie and Jesse 101: Angie and Jesse Hubbard are coming back to All My Children! Need a quick refresh on their history?

      1982: Angie and Jesse's burgeoning romance was put on hold when Liza Colby falsely accused Jesse of raping her. When the charges were dropped, Angie and Jesse faced a bigger obstacle: Her father, Les.

      1983: The two eloped and Angie got pregnant. Fearing rejection, Angie kept the pregnancy secret and divorced Jesse. Angie gave birth to a boy just as Jesse found out about the pregnancy. He told Angie he wanted to raise their son together, but Les already gave the baby up for adoption. Angie and Jesse tracked down their son and kidnapped him from his adoptive parents. They named their boy Frankie. The couple remarried and went on the run.

      1984: The lovebirds were found and Jesse was arrested. Despite this, the couple sued for custody of Frankie and won. To make ends meet, Jesse began singing with a rising star, Yvonne Caldwell. Yvonne had eyes for Jesse, while his half-brother Eugene longed for Angie.

      1985: Eugene and Yvonne schemed to split up Angie and Jesse. They managed to dissolve the trust between them enough so the couple separated. Soon their manipulations were exposed and Angie and Jesse reunited. Angie prepared for medical school and was sexually harassed by her instructor, Dr. Voight.

      1986: Angie reported Dr. Voight, but he managed to dodge any charges. With Jesse's help, they took the dirty doc down.

      1987: Jesse discovered the head of a baby trafficking ring, "Mr. Big," was actually his father-in-law, Les! Jesse confronted Les, they struggled and Les accidentally plummeted to his death in time for Angie to witness all. Distraught, Angie separated from Jesse but when she thought Jesse had been killed, they reconciled.

      1988: Jesse was shot in the line of duty. He died in Angie's arms.

      2008: Jesse and Angie return to Pine Valley. Yes, Jesse's coming back, too. How? Their story starts on January 18.

    60. The Littlest Bird: The littlest bird peers over the nest and says, "What if I fall?" And Mama Bird says, "You'll fly when you're ready. You'll fly before long. You're little, my son, but you're oh so strong." He ruffles his feathers and puffs up his chest. Mama Bird says, "you can just do your best." Then the littlest bird looks up to the sky. "Please, oh please, allow me to fly." Then Mama bird says, "Don't look to the blue. All that you need is inside of you." "With that and a squeeze of his eyes so tight, the littlest bird makes his leap -- and takes flight."

    61. Q. What was the name of the song that Bianca sang at Myrtle's memorial service on All My Children? It was beautiful.
      A. The song is called "Once Upon a Time." Eden Riegel's (Bianca) recording of it is not commercially available, but other versions of the song are.

    62. Q. Wasn't Susan Lucci on Dallas?
      A. Yes! Susan Lucci guest starred in the 1990-91 season of Dallas as Sheila Foley, a woman who kidnapped Bobby Ewing's wife, April, and was ultimately responsible for her death.

    63. Q. Can you tell me where I can get the lavender sweater Greenlee wore on the October 13, 2008 episode of All My Children?
      A. The sweater is actually pale peach and was purchased from Nanette Lepore. It is available at Nanette Lepore boutiques as well as retail stores such as Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus and is available online at

    64. Q. Where can I find the red plaid dress All My Children's Greenlee wore with the blue sweater on Oct. 3, 2008?
      That multi-colored plaid dress is by LAMB and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue. The sweater is by Hoss and can be purchased as part of a two piece set online or in Hoss stores worldwide.

    65. Q. Taylor's dress at the Bella party on All My Children was so pretty. Where is it from?
      A. Taylor's dress is by Lodice, and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    66. Q. I loved Erica's dress on the 8/6 episode of All My Children when Erica visited Adam. Can you tell me who designed it?
      The designers were Tom and Linda Platt.

    67. Q. What was that song used during the Mardi Gras explosion episode of "All My Children?"
      A: It's called "How High The Moon." It was written by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis, arranged by Jerry Pilato and sung by Sophie Michalitsianos. Originally, when the song was written in 1940, it was a ballad. Interestingly enough, the song is now most often played as an up-tempo number -- but All My Children's arranger, Jerry Pilato, says, "We decided to arrange this as originally intended, to underscore the mood of the tragedy at the end of the Mardi Gras as the lyrics played against the destruction."

    68. Q. Where did the show get the beautiful red halter dress with flowers around the neckline that Angie wore on 7/18/08's AMC?
      A. Angie's silk twill halter dress is by Catherine Malandrino and can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    69. Q. Where did Babe get the tanktop she wore on AMC's 7/8/08 episode?
      A. It is by Marc Jacobs and was purchased at Saks.

    70. Q. What was the song that Ne-yo sung during Angie and Jesse's wedding on AMC?
      A. Ne-Yo performed two songs: "Stop This World" and "Closer." You can watch his performance of "Closer"

    71. Q. I'm getting married soon and would like to know how can I get the poems/quotes that AMC's Angie and Jesse read to each other as vows during their wedding? Can you give us the words?
      A. It's a series of quotes from Marc Chagall, Germaine De Stael, Victor Hugo and Adam Lang. Here's the dialogue from the show:

      In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning in life and art. It is the color of love. Love is the emblem of eternity. It confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

      Separated lovers find countless mysterious ways of corresponding. By sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars–all the beauties of creation. Love is never-ending, nor is it ever begging.

      A man is born. A woman is born for him. In the fight to find each other, the perfect moment awaits its destiny. When they meet they know. That's why love is never-ending, nor begging. It is always and forever.

    72. Q. On the April 28th episode of AMC, Amanda had on a white dress with flowers. It was absolutely beautiful. Can you tell me where I can purchase that dress?
      A. The white satin empire dress with oversized violet print and flutter sleeves is by Porridge. Porridge has their own website ( where you can locate a store in your area.

    73. Q. What was the song playing when Aidan got ready to leave and was kissing Greenlee goodbye on AMC?
      A. The song, "Tomorrow May Be Never," is from the ABC background library and not available for commercial release.

    74. Q. What song did B5 perform on AMC on April 25 at the Free Erica rally?
      A. The song performed by B5 is called "Erika Kane" (they took creative license with the spelling) and is from their album Don't Talk, Just Listen

    75. Q. On AMC's March 27th and March 28th episodes, Greenlee was wearing a black and white blouse with big fuchsia colored flowers, along with a black pencil skirt. Who is the designer and where can we purchase it?
      A. The seafoam and magenta vintage swirl pattern silk blouse is by Nanette Lepore. It was paired with a deep aubergine tweed pencil skirt, also by Nanette Lepore. It can be purchased at the namesake boutique on Broome Street in New York City.

    76. Q. What was AMC's Erica wearing on Valentine's Day 2008? It was a yellow dress and just perfect for spring!
      A. Erica's canary and lime print silk belted chiffon dress with Bakelite buckle is by Versace and was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman.

    77. Q. There was a beautiful white eyelet blouse with ruffled cuffs that AMC's Babe wore on February 21 or 22, 2008? Where can I get that?
      A. Babe's white embroidered cotton eyelet blouse is by Bell and was purchased at Anthropologie.

    78. Q. I loved the dress that Colby wore for Tad and Krystal's reception/wedding on AMC. Can you tell me where I can buy the dress Colby was wearing that night?
      A. Colby's royal blue and white watercolor print silk strapless dress is from Betsey Johnson, available at the namesake boutiques and major department stores.

    79. Q. The train station scene between Angie and Jesse on AMC was incredibly touching. Where was it filmed?
      A. Angie and Jesse's reunion was shot in New Hope, PA.

    80. Q. I loved all the red dresses that came out from AMC's Go Red fashion show, especially Colby and Amanda's. Who are the designers?
      A. Colby wore a custom dress by Betsey Johnson while Amanda's dress was made by Eric Gaskins.

    81. Q. What song was used in the AMC TV ad for Angie and Jesse's return?
      A. The song is called "Like You'll Never See Me Again" and it's by Alicia Keys. Watch out for it in future AMC episodes.

    82. Q. What kind of hat was Kendall wearing on the 11/21/2007 episode of All My Children and where can I buy it?
      A. Kendall's chocolate 1960s retro style cap was purchased at Club Monaco.

    83. Q. I loved the black and white dress that AMC's Erica wore on 11/30/07. Who is the designer and where can I find it?
      A. Erica's black, white and navy dress is designed by Narcisco Rodriguez and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    84. Q. Please tell me where I can buy that darling pink baby doll shirt Amanda on AMC was wearing on Nov. 26, 2007 when she visited Janet for Thanksgiving!
      A. Amanda's pink and vanilla chiffon floral print blouse is by Odille and was purchased at Anthropologie.

    85. Q. On the Wednesday, November 14, 2007 episode of AMC, Erica wore a black turtleneck dress with cut-outs at the shoulder. Can you tell me where I can buy it?
      A. Erica's "cold shoulder" wool turtleneck top was purchased from the Dolce and Gabbana boutique.

    86. Q. What is the name of the song Krystal sang to Tad at the surprise party on the Aug 31 episode?
      A. The song Krystal sang was a cover of the Gershwin piece "Our Love Is Here to Stay."

    87. Q. What is the name of the children's book that Lily gave Zach for Ian? Is it a real book?
      A. It's called the "The Littlest Bird," and no, it isn't a real book.

    88. Q. What is the name of the song played on Monday, July 30 episode of AMC, while Kendall's baby was having surgery?
      A. The song is called "Crossroads" by Don McClain.

    89. Q. I perform weddings and like the saying that Ryan said to Annie on the beach about sand.
      A. Here it is: "Each grain of sand is hard, scratchy. It's rough. Not so pretty. But put all those grains together, all those rough parts, and you have this beautiful beach. This smooth, soft, great beach. When it gets crazy, we have to put the sand together. Take back our own beach. I love you. We'll keep ourselves on the shore, even when the water's rough."

    90. Q. On the July 10, 2007 episode at the end of AMC, they played a beautiful song. Can you tell me the name or artist?
      A. It was "The Way Back Down" by Fooling April.

    91. Q. I really loved the song that played at the end of AMC on Thursday, May 24. Any info? A. The song is called "Closer" by Travis. The Album is The Boy with No Name.

    92. Q. Can you tell me how many times one person has played two characters on (AMC) and who they were?
      A. For anyone who missed it...Regularly appearing characters: Kitty and Kelly Cole (Francesca James), Adam and Stuart Chandler (David Canary), Natalie Dillon and Janet Green (Kate Collins), Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton (Leven Rambin), Cindy Chandler and Karen Parker (Ellen Wheeler), Elizabeth Hendrickson playing "Maggie" and "Frankie", Michael E. Knight has played both Tad Martin and Ted Orsini, and Finola Hughes played both "Alex" Devane Marirck and Police Chief Anna Devane Scorpio.

    93. Q. What is the name of the beautiful song that Zoe sang at Dixie and Babe's funeral?
      It was "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban.

    94. Q. I loved the dress that Erica was wearing on the 6/28//2006 episode of AMC. Could you please tell me where it was purchased?
      A. Erica's white cotton pique strapless dress with coral beaded trim is by Michael Kors and was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

    95. Q. On Friday, July 7th 2006, Erica was wearing a beautiful green & white sundress... Where can I find that dress?
      A. Erica's white and celadon print sundress is by Luca Luca and is available at the Luca Luca boutique on Madison Avenue in NYC.

    96. Q. What was the name of the song that was playing while Jonathan and Lily were in the park and exploring Manhattan on 5/26?
      A. The song is "On the Ride" by Aly and AJ, from their latest album "Into the Rush."

    97. Q. JR (on AMC) had on a t-shirt that had wings on it. Can you tell me where that shirt is from?
      A. JR's shirt is by Just Cavalli and was purchased at Bloomingdales.

    98. Q. Where can I find the sheer v-neck top Di was wearing at the bowling alley during the March 16th episode? She was wearing it over a black tube top and it's gorgeous!
      A. Di's top is designed by Rozae Nichols. Store locations can be found at

    99. Q. Where can I find and buy the print above Kendall's fireplace?
      A. The painting over the mantle in Kendall's condo is an original work of art purchased from the Carrie Haddad Gallery which is located in Hudson, New York at 622 Warren Street (518) 828-1915. It was purchased several years ago. The artist's name is Stevan Jennis. He is still represented by the gallery. There are five examples of his work which are available and which can be seen on the gallery's site

    100. Q. Who is the designer and where can I buy the pink coat worn by Kendall (AMC) on the 1/23/06 episode?
      A. Kendall's coat was by Tracy Reece. It was purchased at Bloomingdales.

    101. Q. I love the pink frilly scarf that Babe (on AMC) was wearing in the beach scenes with JR during the first week of January. Can you tell me where to buy it?
      A. It was from the Bloomingdales accessories department in New York. The tag has been removed, but we believe it was by BCBG.

    102. Q. What song was playing in the New Year's Eve 2005 episode in the scenes between Kendall and Zach (on AMC)?. The name of the song is "The Loneliest Star" by Seal.

    103. Q. Where did Greenlee's cute outfit for the Thanksgiving 2005 episode come from?
      A. Greenlee's outfit was by Tufi Duek, head to toe. That designer is a bit difficult to find, except for in NY and LA, but you could try doing a web search.

    104. Q. I was wondering where I could find the dress that Babe was wearing on the Thanksgiving 2005 episode?
      A. Babe's dress was by BCBG. The line is sold in many department stores as well as their own stores nationally.

    105. On the heels of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, All My Children’s Erica underwent TV’s first legal abortion in 1973. The daring plot of a married woman ending a pregnancy for the sake of her career didn’t hurt ratings, which climbed from 8.2 to 9.1.

    106. AMC introduced daytime’s first lesbian character in 1983 with Dr. Lynn Carson, played by Donna Pescow (Gertrude, General Hospital). Devon McFadden developed a crush on the doc and proposed having an affair. But Lynn realized that lonely Devon was straight and declined.

    107. 1996, AMC became the first soap opera to begin each episode with a recap of the previous day and to end the show with a preview

    108. Approximately 400 to 500 lights are needed each day to tape an episode of AMC.

    109. Erica Kane is the character who has the largest number of wardrobe pieces.

    110. Pine Valley's laundry is done in the basement of the ALL MY CHILDREN studio. Two washing machines are in constant use all day long!

    111. Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick) spent three years on As the World turns, where he played Kevin Thompson.

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