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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, Cast Updates and Scoop

    (News section last updated July 20, 2018)

    Jordi Vilasuso Joins Y&R

    (7/20/18) Daytime Emmy winner Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Dario, DAYS; ex-Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT) has been cast on Y&R in a new role. The actor will play a mysterious stranger named Rey who quickly finds himself immersed in the drama of Genoa City. Vilasuso will make his Y&R debut on Friday, August 17.

    Moon Bloodgood and GH's Billy Miller Join Apple's Are You Sleeping Thriller

    (7/20/18) Falling Skies alum Moon Bloodgood has booked a series regular role on Are You Sleeping, a thriller series for Apple’s yet-to-be-named, coming-some-day streaming service. Meanwhile, three-time Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) is set to recur.

    Based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, Are You Sleeping — which counts Reese Witherspoon among its EPs — centers on Octavia Spencer’s Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Lizzy Caplan plays Josie and Lanie, twin sisters whose father was the murder victim.

    Bloodgood will fill the series regular role of Poppy’s best friend, Cath, while Miller will recur as Lanie’s husband Alex.

    Additionally, Brett Cullen (Narcos) will recur as the father of convicted murder Warren Cave.

    Kelly Ripa Reveals She and Mark Consuelos Broke Up 1 Week Before Eloping in Las Vegas in 1996

    (7/15/18) Quick celebrity engagements are on their way to becoming a summer 2018 trend with couples like Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin putting a ring on it after whirlwind romances.

    But Kelly Ripa revealed that she and husband Mark Consuelos actually had a similarly nontraditional trip to the alter ahead of their May 1996 nuptials.

    “Right before we got married, we broke up,” the Live With Kelly and Ryan host, 47, told Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer on the debut episode of Betches‘ Comments by Celebs podcast, released this week. “We broke up and we got back together the day before we went off and eloped. Yeah, we eloped. We went to Vegas and got married.”

    Ripa and Consuelos, 47, met while working together on All My Children in the ’90s, and the soap opera actually brought them back together when they took that brief break after a year of dating.

    “We broke up the week before we got married … He popped the question the day before we got married, but that day, that very day that we got back together, we were at a taping of Regis and Kathie Lee,” she recalls. “It was their Mother’s Day special. They were pretaping it, and one of the dreams of one of the mothers was to meet Mark and me. We were her favorite characters on All My Children.”

    “She wanted to meet us, and I think we drove out a new car or pushed out a new pool table or something,” Ripa adds. “She got a present from her kids and we brought it out to her. It all is so connected.”

    Ripa, of course, went on to join Philbin, 86, as the cohost of Live in 2001, and she and Consuelos are now the parents of Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15. They couple also just announced that they’ll produce a TV series for Freeform together based on the How the Other Half Hamptons novel.

    2018 Primetime Emmy Nominations

    (7/12/18) (Former soap stars in bold)

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
    Pamela Adlon, Better Things
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Issa Rae, Insecure
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
    Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Donald Glover)
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish
    Ted Danson, The Good Place
    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Atlanta
    Bill Hader, Barry
    William H. Macy, Shameless

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Alec Baldwin)
    Louie Anderson, Baskets
    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
    Henry Winkler, Barry

    GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Dave Chappelle)
    Katt Williams, Atlanta
    Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
    Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Laura Dern)
    Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
    Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
    Merrit Wever, Godless
    Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Alexander Skarsgård)
    Jeff Daniels, Godless
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story<

    Freeform Developing Hamptons Series From Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & Kapital

    (7/11/18) Freeform has put into development How the Other Half Hamptons, an hourlong series from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions.

    Based on the book by Jasmin Rosemberg, which was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008, How the Other Half Hamptons explores the Hamptons sharehouse, an annual ritual with a camp-like culture that scores of Manhattan twentysomethings take part in every summer.

    Best friends Rachel (the good girl), Jamie (the wild one), and Allison (the suddenly single serial monogamist) are about to find out How The Other Half Hamptons. For 16 weekends, they’ll inhabit a 10-bedroom house with 40 strangers and juggle endless parties with regrettable hookups while dodging unexpected twists of fate. They’ll encounter shared bathrooms (three or more women to a mirror,) discover what passes for entertainment (beer pong,) and face sticky dilemmas (having your ex show up at the same house.) If nothing else, they’ll learn at least one valuable lesson — how to do it better next year.

    Kapital’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor are executive producing alongside Ripa, Consuelos and Albert Bianchini for Milojo Productions. As longtime New Yorkers, husband-and-wife Ripa and Consuelos have been Hamptons regulars and have owned a place in the posh oceanside enclave.

    Kapital has a long history at Freeform and its predecessor ABC Family that includes multiple pilots and two series, Chasing Life and Kevin From Work. Additionally, Kapital and Milojo have developed several projects together.

    Kapital Entertainment’s series portfolio includes A Million Little Things and American Housewife at ABC; The Neighborhood, Fam and Life In Pieces at CBS; Divorce at HBO; Santa Clarita Diet at Netflix; The Chi at Showtime; and Tell Me a Story at CBS All Access.

    Milojo’s TV credits include documentaries The Streak for ESPN and Off The Rez for TLC (both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival) as well as Fire Island on Logo. In the digital space, the company did Joffrey Elite for YouTube’s AwesomenessTV. At Freeform (then ABC Family), Milojo previously developed a musical comedy. The company is repped by CAA and attorney Jake Levy.

    Jacob Young Is "Pretty Sure" He Broke His Ankle!

    (7/11/18) Please join us in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacob Young (Rick), who injured himself shortly after returning home from filming a movie! “Dang!” he shared on Instagram. “Just arrived at home and started doing some work outside, rolled my ankle and pretty sure it’s broken.” But he also assured fans that he’s being well taken care of by his better half. “Christen Young has got it under control!” he promised. He also joked: “I’m sure I’ll milk it for all it’s worth.”

    It looks pretty painfully swollen, and fans flooded his comments with messages urging him to be careful and make sure to go to the doctor. Young responded that X-rays are definitely on the agenda for the following day. Hopefully he had returned home because he was all finished filming his upcoming movie, They Call Him Angel, where he’s playing the mysterious Mr. Jones.

    Young has been a part of the daytime community since 1997 when he first joined the cast of B&B. He has also played Lucky on GENERAL HOSPITAL and JR on ALL MY CHILDREN. He dropped to recurring status with B&B back in April in order to pursue outside projects like this film and his new music. With all of his other opportunities, hopefully this injury won’t keep him out of commission for too long! “All I wanted to do was be at home and sit back and put my feet up,” Young admitted. “Not like this!”

    Hopefully, the doctor will have some good news and it won’t be too bad. Get well soon!

    A First Look at GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maurice Benard in His Exciting New Movie Role

    (7/11/18) (Video, Photos) New York and New Jersey get ready — GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is heading your way! But this time around he’s not just in town for a couple of his rare personal appearances at fan events… he’s also filming a new movie! “The reason I’m going out is I got a movie that I’m going to be doing that week with Ice-T called Equal Standard,” the actor revealed in a Twitter video message. “Can’t wait to see you guys, I truly can’t.” Then he pointed at the scene from GH on the TV screen in the background of his shot and grinned. “Look what I’m watching. Oh boy… Max and Sonny. Yes!”

    Then on July 9, the Emmy-winning actor shared a shot of himself in costume side by side with the movie poster where he is featured prominently alongside the film’s other stars. “Always great to play different characters,” he confided. “In New York playing a police captain. Very cool and interesting script.”

    Equal Standard tells the powerful story of an off-duty New York City police detective who gets caught in an inner city brawl between undercover cops convinced he is a local street thug. The melee ends in a tragic death followed by an uproar within gangs and cops in neighboring communities and across the city. It is written by Taheim Bryan and directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane. In addition to Ice-T and Benard, the movie also stars Robert Clohessy, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tobias Truvillion (Vincent).

    East Coast appearances were once extremely rare for Benard due to his crippling fear of flying. But having worked through that, the GH star can now make the occasional trip East to meet and greet his fans. He’ll be appearing at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, for a personal appearance, and then later that evening, fans can join the daytime star for an intimate gathering at a restaurant in Astoria, NY. For more information regarding these fan events and to get tickets for yourself, please visit CoastalEntertainment.com.

    As Benard is only just now filming Equal Standard, a release date is going to be quite some ways off, but as more information about the movie and how you can see it is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    Dancing With The Stars winner JR Martinez weds Diana Gonzalez in Mexico after splitting briefly in 2014

    (7/3/18) (Photo) They split briefly in 2014 just three years after he came to fame as the winner of Dancing With The Stars.

    But over the weekend JR Martinez and his baby mama Diana Gonzalez-Jones proved they are not only back together, but ready to settle down for a lifetime as they made their union official by getting married in Tulum, Mexico.

    Also at the splashy beach nuptials was their daughter Lauryn Anabelle, aged five.

    The two have been dating for about a decade and became engaged in November 2017.

    Martinez, 34, an Iraq war vet, looked handsome in a light grey suit that was tailored perfectly. He added a pink tie and handkerchief with a rose in his pocket and went barefoot.

    But all eyes were on his lady love as she showed off her impressive curves in a low-cut white gown with a mermaid finish and plenty of lovely, feminine details on the fabric.

    There were crystals all along the neckline that went perfectly with her long diamond earrings and diamond bracelet.

    Her hair was worn down but pulled back on top. A long white veil flowed in the wind as she stood at the altar with her TV star love.

    And she had a pretty light pink manicure that went well with her overall look.

    In 2014, the sad news spread fast that he had broken up with the beauty.

    'J.R. called his team together on December 30 to discuss the breakup and how they planned to handle it with the media,' RadarOnline reported.

    'They didn’t talk about why the two broke up, but more how this would affect J.R.’s image.'

    'The shock breakup comes less than two years after the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Lauryn Anabelle Martinez, reported the site.

    One source close to the star told Radar, 'Gonzalez-Jones is taking primary care of their child in the wake of the split.'

    The beauty was often seen cheering on her boyfriend from the audience as he waltzed and tango'd with Karina Smirnoff on Dancing With The Stars, a show that won him a big fan following.

    'People change it's a part of life, but sometimes it's easier to hold on to the memories of who they were rather then to realize who they have become,' the actor wrote on Facebook.

    He also added, 'Our lifetime offers us unlimited opportunities for spiritual growth until the end, The Road Less Traveled. M. Scott Peck.'

    The Army corporal turned actor, who survived a 2003 Iraq bombing, has also appeared on the soap opera All My Children.

    The couple met in 2008 and two years later started dating.

    When he popped the question in 2017, he shared the news on social media. 'It wasn’t easy but we did it. Now we’re doing it. Who cares that our daughter was crying due to the fact that she fell right before and hurt her knee. We were basking in joy!'

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 14

    (6/30/18) (Listen / download) B&B star Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) about his four daytime roles, real-life fatherhood and more on the latest edition of Dishing With Digest.

    Maurice Benard Stars in an Exciting New Movie With Ice-T!

    (6/28/18) (Video, Poster) New York and New Jersey get ready — GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is heading your way! But this time around he’s not just in town for a couple of his rare personal appearances at fan events… he’s also filming a new movie! “The reason I’m going out is I got a movie that I’m going to be doing that week with Ice-T called Equal Standard,” the actor revealed in a Twitter video message. “Can’t wait to see you guys, I truly can’t.” Then he pointed at the scene from GH on the TV screen in the background of his shot and grinned. “Look what I’m watching. Oh boy… Max and Sonny. Yes!”

    Equal Standard tells the powerful story of an off-duty New York City police detective who gets caught in an inner city brawl between undercover cops convinced he is a local street thug. The melee ends in a tragic death followed by an uproar within gangs and cops in neighboring communities and across the city. It is written by Taheim Bryan and directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane. In addition to Ice-T and Benard, the movie also stars Robert Clohessy, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tobias Truvillion (Vincent). While the IMDb page doesn’t list Benard’s character, you can see him clearly in the movie poster along with the other stars of the film.

    East Coast appearances were once extremely rare for Benard due to his crippling fear of flying. But having worked through that, the GH star can now make the occasional trip East to meet and greet his fans. He’ll be appearing at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, for a personal appearance, and then later that evening, fans can join the daytime star for an intimate gathering at a restaurant in Astoria, NY. For more information regarding these fan events and to get tickets for yourself, please visit CoastalEntertainment.com.

    As Benard is only just now filming Equal Standard, a release date is going to be quite some ways off, but as more information about the movie and how you can see it is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    Teen Choice Awards 2018

    (6/23/18) The 2018 Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, Aug. 12 on Fox.

    Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)
    Anna Hopkins – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
    Cameron Monaghan – Gotham
    Gabrielle Anwar – Once Upon a Time
    Mark Consuelos – Riverdale
    Mind Flayer – Stranger Things
    Odette Annable – Supergirl

    'I ain't got a choice': Creed goes up against Drago in 'Creed II' trailer

    (6/20/18) (Video) Creed’s back in the ring and he’s about to take another swing.

    Thirty-three years after Rocky IV, Creed is going to square off against Drago … with a twist.

    In the new trailer for Creed II, Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, but this time he’s taking on Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) — a.k.a. the Russian boxer who killed Creed’s father in the ring in Rocky IV (oh, and he’s basically the best Rocky villain in the series’ history).

    Written and directed by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Creed reset the Rocky franchise in spectacular fashion when it hit theatres in 2015. Sylvester Stallone won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for his comeback as the character and the film went on to gross over $170 million worldwide.

    In the sequel, written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker and directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed wants to “rewrite history” and avenge his dad’s death at the hands of the Siberian Express.

    But Rocky Balboa warns him: “You got everything to lose. This guy has got nothing to lose.”

    “I ain’t got a choice,” Creed replies.

    Set to Kendrick Lamar’s DNA, the trailer shows Creed training and getting life advice from Rocky, but in the final frame we get a glimpse of the fearsome new Drago, and then a thunderous punch connecting with Creed’s jaw. Ouch!

    Creed II will mark the eighth time Stallone is playing the Rocky character. The 1976 original won two Oscars for Best Picture and Director. Tessa Thompson returns as Creed’s love interest Bianca and Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad (as Creed’s widow) also star.

    The Sun was on the set of the film in Philadelphia last month, so expect plenty of coverage before the film hits theatres on Nov. 21.

    Michael B. Jordan Goes Shirtless in Creed II First Look

    (6/19/18) (Poster) Michael B. Jordan is ready to get back in the ring in the first poster for Creed II.

    MGM and Warner Bros. released the first teaser for the upcoming movie sequel on Tuesday, which features a shirtless Jordan preparing for his next fight. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed in the film, set for release on Nov. 21.

    "Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life," the official synopsis for the movie reads. "Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family."

    Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa in the movie, which also stars Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad and Dolph Lundgren.

    Back in 2016, Jordan teased the Creed sequel during an exclusive interview with E! News. "The way those characters kind of left off and the way you want to see how they turned out—that new family between Adonis and Rocky formed with Bianca—you kind of want to see how that plays out," he shared at the time.

    Check out the movie poster above and be on the lookout for the first official trailer for Creed II, which drops June 20!

    MTV Movie & TV Awards: Michael B. Jordan Wins For Best Villain, Says He Thought “Roseanne Had It In The Bag”

    (6/18/18) (Video) Michael B. Jordan took the coveted bucket of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Villain for his role as the conflicted and vengeful Erik Killmonger. However, when he accepted the award, he didn’t think he deserved it.

    “I’m shocked that I won this award for best villain,” joked Jordan when he took the stage to accept the award. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.”

    Jordan’s epic shade thrown at the disgraced actress was unexpected and had everyone gasping with delight. Of course, the jab was referencing the uproarious backlash that Roseanne Barr has faced since tweeting the racist remark about Valerie Jarrett. Her ABC show has since been canceled and her reputation has been on a downward spiral.

    In addition to dragging Barr, Jordan took the opportunity to address the crowd who are overzealous with the “Wakanda Forever” gesture from Black Panther. Memes with Chadwick Boseman looking less-than-excited about the gesture have been spreading around the Internet to which Jordan joked: “Chadwick Boseman personally asked me to ask y’all to stop asking him to say ‘Wakanda Forever’ out on the streets — y’all are taking the forever thing a little too seriously.”

    Watch the video above.

    Amanda Seyfried wants to have a big wedding after all

    (6/18/18) Amanda Seyfried is open to having a large wedding after quietly tying the knot with actor Thomas Sadoski last year.

    “I love the big wedding,” the actress said on an episode of The DEN Meditation’s new podcast, “DENtalks.”

    “I mean we’re married so we don’t need to actually get married again, but it’d be nice to have a ceremony. I love the idea of family and friends gathering around to celebrate your love. Beautiful. Amazing.”

    The actress, 32, explained that she married 41-year-old Sadoski — who had been married before — just weeks before giving birth to their child so that she would be able to call him her husband when the baby arrived. The couple welcomed their daughter in March 2017.

    “It was just for us, we were just, it was, there were two strangers there, this wonderful woman, and in Topanga Canyon and her husband who so sweet, so sweet,” she revealed. “He took pictures with my, with my camera and, and then Finn [her dog] and it was just magic because we were there for an hour and it was just as we were talking to each other. I mean there weren’t even, we didn’t even have vows. We just stared at each other and it was really emotional and cool and it was, it was exactly, it was exactly as it should have been.”

    Jennifer Bassey: "Give me my Daytime Emmy"

    (6/15/18) Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian, ALL MY CHILDREN), who was next in line to receive the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Daytime Drama Emmy after Patrika Darbo’s (Mickey, THE BAY) win was revoked, has issued a statement about the controversy. “I would like to thank Patrika Darbo for setting the record straight,” said Bassey of the article that appeared on soapoperadigest.com. “As she noted, I was awarded the Daytime Emmy because Patrika was submitted in the wrong category — and then it was taken away by the Academy several days later due to my producer of ‘Anacostia’ unintentionally breaking the rules with my submission as well. However, Eric Nelsen’s [Daniel, THE BAY, who won for Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama] producers also unintentionally broke the rules with his submission, yet he gets to keep his Daytime Emmy and I don’t get to keep mine. Is this fair or gender bias? Either his Emmy should also be revoked or I should receive mine. So, #TimesUp, Academy. Give me my Daytime Emmy.”

    WGN America Picks Up ‘Gone’ With Chris Noth & Leven Rambin

    (6/13/18) WGN America is adding to its Prime Crime slate with the acquisition of two original series in the detective procedural genre — the comedic Carter, starring Jerry O’Connell (Billions), Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Chicago P.D.) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), which will premiere August 7, and crime drama Gone, starring Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino (CSI: Miami), for debut in early 2019.

    Carter and Gone are part of WGN America’s new programming strategy of cost-effective originals launched a year ago that involves acquisitions of already produced series, virtually all in the crime arena. The two new pickups represent a new element in the tactic. While all previous acquisitions have been foreign series — 2017 Canadian detective drama Bellevue starring Anna Paquin, 2015 Swedish-American thriller 100 Code, 2016 Canadian police series Shoot the Messenger and the 2017 Canadian drama Pure — Carter and Gone, while having international pedigree, both originated in the US.

    Carter was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks and is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. Gone is from NBCUniversal International Studios and is the first series to come from the company’s partnership with Germany’s RTL and France’s TF1 to produce U.S.-style procedural dramas for the global market.

    The 10-episode Carter was created by Garry Campbell (MADtv), who developed it alongside writer John Tinker (Chicago Hope). It revolves around Harley Mackay (O’Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he’s back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartstrong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun).

    Carter is produced by Amaze Film + Television and executive produced by the company’s Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther (The Stanley Dynamic). Scott Smith (The Magicians) directed the pilot.

    Created by Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) based on Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick, Gone follows the story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Pino), Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator’s mind to the team.

    Lopez executive produces with NBCU International Studios’ former EVP of Scripted Programming JoAnn Alfano, former Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton, Kim Moses and Barry O’Brien.

    “Carter and Gone are very exciting additions to WGN America’s superb Prime Crime lineup,” said Gavin Harvey, president of WGN America. “Both shows bring stellar casts and appealing stories to powerfully complement the network’s multi-faceted mix of hit procedurals, dramas and comedies.”

    Josh Duhamel Steps Out With Eiza González After Rumors: Inside Their Date Night

    (6/13/18) (Photo) Josh Duhamel and Baby Driver actress Eiza González were recently photographed together for the first time, on what appeared to be a dinner date, following months of romance rumors.

    The two had first sparked speculating they were dating in February, about five months after the actor and Fergie announced they had split after eight years of marriage. Duhamel, 45, and González, 28, have not commented on the nature of their relationship.

    They were photographed outside the Japanese restaurant Matsuhisa Beverly Hills on Friday. González wore a red pantsuit with a black top. An eyewitness told E! News exclusively that the two had dinner there and then left in Duhamel's truck.

    "Josh was trying his best to stay under the radar, but Eiza had her hand on his waist and a big smile on her face," the eyewitness said.

    On Saturday morning, the two went out for breakfast, the eyewitness said, adding, "Josh was wearing the same clothes that he wore to dinner the night before. They sat across from each other and talked intimately. They both wore baseball caps and were leaning across the table talking. Josh paid for breakfast and they left again in his truck."

    Maurice Benard Urges Those Suffering With Mental Health Issues to "Ask for Help"

    (6/10/18) (Video) Following the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, social media has been flooded with posts on the issue of mental health. And after retweeting and responding to an outpouring of messages from fans regarding their own experiences, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) has shared his own heartfelt message on the subject for anyone who is suffering or needs help.

    “I’d like to say a few words about the recent deaths,” Benard expressed backstage at the GH studio. “I don’t know if I can put it as eloquently as my daughter Cailey did, but I know as far as mental illness, bipolar, anxiety, depression… sometimes the pain can be unbearable. But it’s never too unbearable to ask for help. I think that’s the most important thing. There are organizations… go to your friends, your wife, your husband, your loved ones and just say, ‘I need help.’”

    Benard lives with bipolar and has brought the mental health issue to light on GH where his character of Sonny Corinthos as well as on-screen son, Morgan, were diagnosed with the disorder. The actor also speaks out about mental health issues whenever he has the opportunity, both online and at speaking engagements around the country. “Over 20 years ago, I made a decision to speak,” he confided on Twitter, “and every time I do, I know I can never stop. I will never stop speaking on the subject.”

    And with mental health issues in the forefront of peoples’ minds now more than ever, Benard will be able to use his celebrity to help bring even more awareness to the difficult subject.

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    Jennifer Bassey Married Actor George Bamford — Get the Romantic Details!

    (6/10/18) (Photo) Congratulations are in order for ALL MY CHILDREN actress Jennifer Bassey (Marian), who recently married fellow actor, LAW & ORDER alum George Bamford! The couple announced their engagement in November of 2016 and tied the knot on April 19, 2018. "They say it's never too late to love and be loved," Bassey tweeted. "I believe it!"

    The couple tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the City Clerk’s office in New York City. “We filled out the paperwork and went into a room and we were married,” Bassey told People. “After the ceremony, which was very short, I asked the officiant who married us what his name was. He said, ‘Angel.’ George turned to me and said, ‘We just got married by an angel.'" The couple then went to Little Italy for their first meal as man and wife.

    After Bassey’s husband of 30 years, Luther Davis, died in 2008, she took a grief recovery course and was inspired to help others deal with their own grief. One of the people she helped was Bamford, who was suffering after losing his wife of 50 years to cancer. One thing led to another and the pair fell in love!

    “Two and a half years later, here we are,” Bassey mused. “I never dreamed when I met George it would turn into this. From the first minute we met, it was very comfortable.”

    “She’s very giving and has a good heart,” Bamford said. “I sensed right away that she’s the kind of person who knows how to fall in love and has been in love, as I had. And once you’re in love and you’ve felt love, you miss it. And you long for it again and try to replicate it.”

    Such a beautiful and inspirational story — Our best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of happiness together!

    B&B’s Brown Advances In Congressional Race

    (6/7/18) Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, B&B) will advance to the next step of her congressional run, according to The Desert Sun. Based on preliminary returns, U.S. House member Raul Ruiz and challenging Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer are poised to advance to November’s midterm elections, where they will go head to head in the race to represent California’s 36th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ruiz garnered nearly 55 percent of the vote, as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with all precincts reporting. Brown Pelzer got nearly 23 percent, coming in far above other Republicans, who each earned between 4 percent and 8 percent of the vote.

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    Eden Riegel Opens up About Her New Kid-Friendly Career

    (6/6/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) As hard as it may be for those of us who remember ALL MY CHILDREN’s Bianca Montgomery as a shy teenager coming to terms with her sexual identity, her longtime portrayer, Eden Riegel, is all grown up now. What’s more, these days the married mother of two — sons Jack, 7, and Henry, 4 — is working on animated projects that even her kids can enjoy. “I have a youthful voice, so I tend to play young, brave princesses and roles like Kira on THE LION GUARD,” the actress, who’ll always be beloved by AMC fans for her run as the daughter of Erica Kane and Jackson Montgomery, told Soaps In Depth. “I also do a lot of video games.”

    Recently, Riegel took that career to the next level when she began voice-directing cartoons. “I work a lot for Disney, but my shows are not yet on the air,” she confided. “I’ve basically worked for ABC/Disney my entire career. I feel so at home there.” The job entails attending recording sessions and bringing all of the characters to life. “I love being a part of the process,” she shared. “I can use all of my own experiences on the other side to help the actors give the best performance they can.”

    That’s not to say that Riegel has given up her other career in front of the camera; rather, she’s just honed her focus. “When I was doing the soap, Bianca went through so many life-changing, horrific experiences, and I had to really channel all that pain, hurt, regret, loss and grief,” she reflected. “Because I have kids now and the stakes are so much higher in my personal life, I really like making people laugh.”

    To that end, she appeared this season on NBC’s new sitcom, A.P. BIO, and she can also be seen — along with DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ ex-Nick, Blake Berris — in the recent Amazon Video release Living Room Coffin. In it, a delivery sends her alter ego on a most unusual journey. “I play the woman who had ordered the coffin for her late husband,” Riegel explained. “We have a pretty funny scene where I’m in hysterical tears the whole time. She’s trying to get to the bottom of the mystery, and I’m incredibly offend-ed because I’m grieving.”

    Riegel is enjoying the place she’s at in her career and says that she definitely owes a lot to her AMC mom, Susan Lucci (Erica). “In all her 41 years of playing that role, she gave it her all every single day that she showed up for work,” Riegel reflected, clearly inspired. “That’s something that I try to do.”

    Michael B. Jordan only wanted to audition for parts meant for white men

    (6/6/18) During their interview for Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock, “Fahrenheit 451” star Michael B. Jordan told “Insecure’s” Issa Rae that after he finished working on “Fruitvale Station,” he told his agents that he didn’t want to audition for roles written for African-Americans.

    “I said, ‘I don’t want it.’ I want to only go for, like, [roles written for] white males. That’s it,” he said. “Me playing that role is going to make it what it is. I don’t want any pre-bias on the character.”

    Rae also opened up about the positive change that seems to be overtaking Hollywood’s perception of what a leading actress looks like following the success of movies like “Black Panther.” She that said early on in her career, her agents would send roles to her that Rae doubted she’d be able to land because of her race.

    “If it were a leading woman of a certain type, I just knew the type that they would go for, so I’m just not going to even bother,” Rae said. “People have been receptive. Even just the confidence that a movie like [“Black Panther”] and other films by other filmmakers of color that have come out have really just changed what people perceive as a leading lady, as the beautiful person, the daring or the bold action-adventure type. That just feels so dope to me.”

    The Emmy Award-winning series will air in two episodes on PBS SoCal KOCE, the first on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and the second on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Both episodes will stream on pbssocal.org following their premieres.

    SECOND ROUND OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TO APPEAR ON “THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS,” SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON CBS

    (6/5/18) A second round of artists have been added to appear on THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The star-studded lineup includes Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, Kerry Washington and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

    Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the show for the first time. As previously announced, Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer, Claire Danes, Armie Hammer, Tatiana Maslany, Leslie Odom Jr., Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells will also take part in Broadway’s biggest night.

    This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

    Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 19th consecutive year.

    Susan Lucci Adds Voice To WRECK-IT RALPH 2

    (6/4/18) Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially announced that the new theatrical trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be released online tomorrow. While it's uncertain what footage they'll show off, it seems more likely than not that they'll debut at least part of the hilarious Disney Princesses sequence, which was received extremely well at both the D23 Expo last year and during CinemaCon this past April.

    John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman will reprise their roles as Ralph and Vanellope, respectively, from the original 2012 hit and will be joined by a voice cast that also features Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, James Corden, Ana Ortiz, and Susan Lucci.

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    (6/1/18) @Jacob_W_Young .Tonight Whiskey Kiss is available!! Everywhere!! Check it out!!!#applemusic #itunes #Spotify #amazon #googleplay

    James Read Joins General Hospital

    (6/1/18) Days of Our Lives alum James Read will make his General Hospital debut as Gregory Chase, the father of Michael Easton’s Finn and Josh Swickard’s Chase, on June 6, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    FIRST ROUND OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®,” SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON CBS

    (5/30/18) Some of the biggest stars from stage, television, film and music will present at THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Set to appear are Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer, Claire Danes, Armie Hammer, Tatiana Maslany, Leslie Odom Jr., Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells.

    As previously announced, Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the show for the first time.

    This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

    Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 19th consecutive year.

    Winsor Harmon Arrested Again for Drunk in Public

    (5/27/18) (tmz.com) Winsor Harmon's gotta learn how to booze and head the hell home -- the soap star got arrested again for being drunk in public ... TMZ has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-'Bold and the Beautiful' stud was busted earlier this month after cops were called to check on a man sleeping in his car in a burb of the San Fernando Valley. Upon arrival, we're told cops discovered Winsor sleeping in his SUV.

    Sources say Winsor was passed out in the back seat, and that beer cans were all over the floorboard. One of the SUV's tires was also flat, apparently. Winsor eventually woke up, and appeared disoriented and inebriated after exiting the vehicle, according to police.

    Cops determined he was too drunk to care for himself, so they cuffed him and took him to jail. He was eventually released and issued a citation.

    Not much different from a few months ago when Winsor was initially arrested for drunk in public -- except this time there didn't appear to be any alleged public peeing. Dun-dun!

    Soap Vets Produce New Series

    (5/25/18) ALL MY CHILDREN vets and real-life couple Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are producing IT HAPPENED LIVE, a new docu-series about memorable live television flubs. Each episode will look at infamous moments that happened live on TV, including the 2017 Best Picture Oscars mix-up and Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl.

    The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons, GMA to Expand to Third Hour

    (5/23/18) ABC has had its fill of The Chew: The network announced Wednesday that its daytime lifestyle series will end after its current seventh season, to be replaced by a third hour of Good Morning America.

    “For seven years, The Chew has delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere,” Ben Sherwood, president of Disney-ABC Television Group, said in a statement. “We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and the entire cast and crew for their great work and amazing run. And we wish them the very best.”

    New episodes of The Chew will air as planned through September, at which point Good Morning America will kick off its third hour at 1 pm ET each day.

    Sherwood continued: “Over the past six years, Good Morning America has solidified its place as America’s No. 1 morning show. We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour. While this is the right decision for our business, it is also bittersweet.”

    Anchors for GMA‘s third hour will be announced at a later date.

    The Chew‘s cancellation comes five months after co-host Mario Batali was fired following allegations of sexual misconduct. Though ABC said it was “unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior” during Batali’s time on The Chew, the network ultimately severed ties with the chef, adding that “we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards of conduct.”

    Michael B. Jordan, Gina Rodriguez slated to present at MTV Movie & TV Awards

    (5/23/18) Presenters for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards include “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Kristen Bell, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez and Common, the network announced Wednesday. The ceremony, hosted by Tiffany Haddish, is scheduled to be held on June 18 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

    In addition, the show will feature musical performances from Mustard and Nick Jonas, whose just-released single “Anywhere” will be performed in its entirety for the first time (as opposed to their appearance on the “American Idol” finale in May 21, which saw an abridged version of the song). The video for “Anywhere” premiered on MTV on Tuesday. Newcomer duo Chloe x Halle are also set to perform.

    The awards show began including TV nominees last year and also replaced the best actor and best actress categories with non-gendered distinctions — best actor in a movie and best actor in a show — along with longtime fan favorite categories like best kiss, best hero and best villain.

    Executive producers for the 2018 edition of the MTV Movie & TV Awards include Joel Gallen/Tenth Planet Productions with MTV’s Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Wendy Plaut and Rick Austin. Vanessa Whitewolf serves as co-EP. Melanie Block is executive in charge of production. Amani Duncan is executive in charge of music.

    Jacob Young Stars In Two New Films

    (5/23/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) is keeping busy. The soap vet will star in the upcoming Lifetime movie DEADLY DESERT VACATION, which also stars Young’s ALL MY CHILDREN co-star Alexa Havins (ex-Babe). Young will also play the lead role in the upcoming film Faithfully.

    ‘Black Panther’s’ Michael B. Jordan To Star In Rooster Teeth Animated Series ‘gen:LOCK’

    (5/22/18) Michael B. Jordan, who portrayed the tortured villain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther and will reprise the title role in Creed II, will join Rooster Teeth’s animated series gen:LOCK to voice the main character, Julian Chase.

    The actor, whose star has been on the rise since his critically acclaimed performance in NBC’s Friday Night Lights and the indie breakout Fruitvale Station, will lend his considerable talent — though, alas, not his arresting physique — to the sci-fi series.

    “We are excited beyond belief to announce Michael B. Jordan as the voice of Julian Chase in gen:LOCK,” said Gray G. Haddock, gen:LOCK creator and head of Rooster Teeth Animation, who noted that Jordan’s “love of anime” that drew him to the project.

    In gen:LOCK, Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war, and recruits a diverse team of young pilots to control the next generation of mecha-giant, weaponized robot bodies. As Chase leaves behind his life as a fighter pilot to become the first candidate for the program, he finds his endurance, as well as his very identity, will be tested.

    The series will premiere exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service, which launched in 2016 and has attracted 250,000 subscribers with original content geared for a niche gamer audience. Jordan will easily be the most recognizable performer on the Rooster Teeth talent roster.

    Outlier Productions, Jordan’s production company, will co-produce the series along with Rooster Teeth.

    Rooster Teeth got its start producing Red vs. Blue, an online series that used video game characters as digital puppets in an original story. The machinima production is the longest running web series of all time. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group.

    Soap Faves In New Film

    (5/18/18) LANY Entertainment has acquired the star-studded psychological thriller JACK RIO from the independent motion picture company, Gruntworks Entertainment. The thriller is now available for the first time ever on Amazon Prime Video. Written and directed by THE BAY’s creator, Gregori J. Martin, JACK RIO tells the story of a famous actor named Tommy Jamison, played by Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian, ALL MY CHILDREN et al), who tries to escape his on-screen persona, the TV character that made him famous. A string of murders seem to follow in his wake begging the question, is this the work of an obsessed fan — or something worse? The film also features Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, DAYS), Brian Krause (ex-Matt, ANOTHER WORLD) and Tristan Rogers (Scorpio, GH; Lex, THE BAY).

    AMC Faves Reunite For New Film

    (5/4/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) is working on location in New Mexico on a new film project — and he shared on social media that one of his co-stars is none other than Alexa Havins, his on-screen wife in his ALL MY CHILDREN days (he played JR, she played Babe). “Guess who I’m working with on this movie!?? #reunion #babeandjr#newmexico #alexahavins,” he enthused on Instagram. Havins went on to marry Young’s AMC stepbrother, Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) and they now have three children.

    Jacob Young Reveals What's Next After THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (5/4/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) After almost 10 years playing Rick Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Jacob Young has decided to strike out and explore new career opportunities. However, while he’s no longer on contract with the soap, Young remains available to appear on B&B on a recurring basis, so this shouldn’t be the last fans see of Rick. “I’m pursuing wholeheartedly my other passions,” he told Variety, “but I’m still around.”

    Young has already begun releasing new music with the intention of producing an EP down the line, and has already landed a role in a new film, though he’s been careful not to reveal too much about it. “I am shooting a film currently right now in Albuquerque, and I feel that this is the first step of many steps in the right direction,” he revealed. “We’ve been hard at work as a team pushing to get these projects going, and as you know, work breeds more work, and right now I’ve taken those initial steps to continue doing so.”

    As an actor, Young is looking forward to really delving into a character and exploring all the layers, something that’s not always possible with the hectic pace of daytime. “Anybody who has an opportunity in TV, that’s fantastic, and we’re always grateful, but when it becomes a job, it starts to lose that pizzazz,” he confessed, “and it was really starting to become a job and it was starting to break my heart inside.”

    Another project Young is currently developing is about the legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. “I was dear friends with Jerry right up until the very end,” he explained, “and this is a project that we have a lot of interest from major A-list comedians that may want to [take on] this role. So yes, producing, developing, that’s the next step.”

    Having been in daytime for decades with roles on B&B, GENERAL HOSPITAL (as Lucky Spencer), and ALL MY CHILDREN (as JR Chandler), Young is eager to see what else is out there for him. “There’s just so much great content that’s out there right now through the streaming media outlets,” he admitted, “there’s a lot more risks that are being taken with the kinds of shows that are out there, so I’m open in general to exploring multiple possibilities. It’s not just two or three different roles. There’s just so much material out there!”

    Y&R Vet Moves to GH

    (5/4/18) Elizabeth Hendrickson — who played The Young and the Restless‘ Chloe Mitchell and All My Children twins Frankie and Maggie Stone — has joined General Hospital in a new, undisclosed role, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    Soap Stars Unite For New Film

    (5/4/18) Nightmare Cinema, featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Eric Nelsen (Daniel, THE BAY; ex-AJ, ALL MY CHILDREN, who just picked up the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama) and Mickey Rourke, will premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, which takes place from July 12 to August 1. When Digest spoke to Benard during filming, he enthused, “I can’t wait for everyone to see this one. It’s great!” For information on the festival, click here.

    Michael B. Jordan Meets Up With Fan Who Slid Into His DMs

    (5/4/18) Sylvia Wilson is inspiring social media users everywhere after meeting up with Michael B. Jordan.

    Earlier this week, Wilson, a 21-year-old Temple University student, decided to slide into the actor's DMs after hearing he was on campus filming Creed II. The best part? He responded and met up with Wilson and her friends!

    Wilson posted photos with the actor on Twitter on May 1, writing to her social media followers, "so I slid in his DM's, and then this happened." The tweet has since gone viral and Wilson is telling E! News all about their meeting.

    The college student tells us that after her athletic advisor informed her that Jordan was on campus, she decided to DM him to see if she could get him a smoothie in exchange for a picture.

    After sending the message, Jordan didn't respond right away, but then "my notifications went off and that's when I saw the DM," Wilson tells us.

    "I was like, 'Oh my goodness!' And just started freaking out," Wilson shares. "He was really nice about everything! He was like, 'Hey you don't have to get me a smoothie just come and take pictures.' But my friends were going to take pictures as well and he was like, 'You guys can all come together as a group.'"

    Wilson continues, "Then we worked out details to come. He made sure that security would let him know that we were there. He was really nice about it all, we went in and he gave us all hugs and he took pictures with each and every one of us. And then there was a group of people who saw us taking pictures with him and he didn't really want a crowd so he quickly got out of there, and I'm not sure if he took pictures with the other people but we just left."

    What made her think to offer a smoothie to the actor?

    "It was really hot outside and because I was doing my physical therapy and I figured he was training, I was like it's probably not right to ask him out for drinks or something like that," Wilson explains. "I was like I'll just see if he wanted a smoothie because I really wanted a smoothie. So I'm like, while I'm getting one for myself I may as well just see if he wants one."

    And the rest is history!

    Susan Lucci Loved Reuniting With Former ALL MY CHILDREN Castmate Francesca James

    (5/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) It was a mini ALL MY CHILDREN reunion when Susan Lucci caught up with former co-star Francesa James! “So great to meet the incredibly talented Francesca James for lunch today at Freds at Barneys,” she shared on Instagram. “Loved to hear about all she’s doing with her Transport Theater Company — Tennessee Williams’ ‘Summer and Smoke!’ Can’t wait to see it!”

    Lucci is legendary for her decades of playing Erica Kane on the much-missed daytime soap, and James actually played both Kitty Shea as well as her twin sister, Kelly Cole. (After she left the soap, Kitty was killed off, so AMC creator Agnes Nixon created a new character for her to play.) And when AMC returned for its short-lived online reboot in 2013, she played a third character, Evelyn Johnson!

    When James left AMC the second time in 1980, she pursued a career behind the scenes, directing at AMC and LOVING. After moving to Los Angeles, she became a producer, working on GENERAL HOSPITAL, SANTA BARBARA, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In the ‘90s, James returned to New York where she joined the production team of AMC. She is now on the board of directors for the Transport Group Theater Company

    Lucci and James crossed paths multiple times over the years in different roles, so it’s great to see them back together again! Keep scrolling down to take a look at some vintage pics from the AMC archives below of their past adventures in daytime!

    Netflix Wins ‘Failsafe;’ Teams Michael B. Jordan & ‘Black Panther’ Co-Writer Joe Robert Cole

    (5/1/18) Netflix prevailed to win an auction for Failsafe, a Vault Comics title that will be scripted by Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole as a producing and potential starring vehicle for Michael B. Jordan. Jordan and Alana Mayo will produce through their Outlier Society Productions banner along with Vault Comics’ F.J. Desanto.

    The project was pitched on the heels of the Black Panther’s record-breaking theatrical run, and numerous suitors emerged for a re-team between Cole, who wrote that script with director Ryan Coogler, and Jordan, who turned in a powerhouse performance as Killmonger. Sources put the deal in the seven figure range. Jordan, currently reprising in Creed 2 and who will be at Cannes when Fahrenheit 451 plays there, has set up numerous projects through his company. In high demand, he’ll decide whether or not to star when the script comes in. The subject matter certainly fits his wheelhouse.

    The protagonist is John Ravane, a legendary insurgent hunter who thought he had executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, in a personal battle that included the kidnap of his daughter. A decade later, it becomes clear that sleeper agents scattered around the country are activating, in an attempt to take over New York, and the government leader who pressed him into duty last time has been exposed as corrupt. The comic is written by Desanto and Todd Farmer.

    WME and Bloom Hergott rep Jordan and Mayo; CAA, Circle of Confusion and Jackoway Tyerman rep Cole, and Industry Entertainment and Weintraub Tobin rep Vault and Desanto.

    Justin Bruening on Grey's (5/17/18)

    (5/1/18) “All of Me” – Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white, on the season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    Guest starring are Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery, Justin Bruening as Matthew Taylor, Stefania Spampinato as Carina Deluca, Jake Borelli as Levi Schmitt, Alex Blue Davis as Casey Parker, Rushi Kota as Vik Roy, Sophia Ali Taylor as Dahlia Qadri and Jaicy Elliot as Taryn Helm.

    “All of Me” was written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Debbie Allen.

    Frankie Faison Joine Grudge

    (5/1/18) Sony is firming up the cast for its Grudge remake with the addition of two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, star of the Netflix series GLOW, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. The group joins previously announced cast Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho and Lin Shaye as filming is scheduled to start in May.

    Nicolas Pesce is attached to helm the piece, a reimagining to 2004 version (based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on) that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has the worldwide distribution rights while Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House with Romel Adam overseeing production for the company. Executive producers Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. Also overseeing the project is Brady Fujikawa from Good Universe.

    Weaver plays Melissa McCarthy’s mother in the soon-to-be-released film Life of the Party and will appear in Steve McQueen’s New Regency thriller Widows opposite Viola Davis as well as the Netflix pic, Bird Box alongside Sandra Bullock. Gilpin, who returns for the second season of the female wrestler series GLOW, will also be seen in New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic, out in February 2019.

    Faison is known for his roles as Sugar Bates on Cinemax’s Banshee and Commissioner Ervin Burrell on The Wire. Sadler credits include Power (Starz), Our Cartoon President (Showtime) the upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music film.

    Weaver is repped by ICM, Elevate Entertainment, and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson; Gilpin by ICM, Anonymous Content, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman; Faison by Vanguard Management Group; Sadler by INSURGE.

    Eva Green, Ed Skrein, Kathy Bates To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘A Patriot’

    (4/29/18) Eva Green, Kathy Bates and Ed Skrein are attached to star in sci-fi thriller A Patriot, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will launch world sales on in Cannes. Currently in pre-production, the movie’s screenplay comes from Dan Pringle (K-Shop) and Toby Rushton (Monsters) with Pringle also attached to direct. Project is being produced by Adam Merrifield (K-Shop) from White Lantern Film and John Giwa-Amu (The Machine) from Red & Black Films with Angus Finney (The Mother) executive producing.

    The script takes place in a future authoritarian state that has walled itself away from a world ravaged by climate chaos and resource wars. The story follows the unquestioning Border Corp Captain Kate Jones (Green) as she fights to defend the purity of the population, until a chance discovery makes her doubt the authorities she has pledge her allegiance and life to protect.

    The Exchange’s Cannes lineup includes Aja Naomi King’s A Girl From Mogadishu, Ethan Hawke’s Blaze and Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals.

    Sin City and Penny Dreadful star Green is represented by Tavistock Wood Management and UTA, Oscar-winner Bates by ICM and Deadpool star Skrein by 42, CAA and Bloom, Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

    45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show

    (4/27/18) 45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show: Video.

    Robert Scott Wilson Back To DAYS

    (4/27/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale tomorrow, Robert Scott Wilson confirms that he is back on contract as DAYS’s Ben. “I’m really grateful,” the actor tells Digest exclusively. “There is still so much with Ben; he’s so layered and such a fun character to play. I just like jumping back into him. I love what Ron [Carlivati, head writer] and the whole team has been doing with him thus far, so I’m really excited to see where they take him after this.” For the full story, pick up a copy of the new issue, on sale tomorrow.

    Justin Bruening on Grey's (5/10/18)

    (4/24/18) “Cold as Ice” – One of Grey Sloan Memorial’s own is seriously injured, making the team reflect on what is truly important to them. Meanwhile, Nicole Herman pays a visit to Grey Sloan and talks to Arizona about an exciting opportunity, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    Guest starring are Geena Davis as Nicole Herman, Justin Bruening as Matthew Taylor, Jake Borelli as Levi Schmitt, Alex Blue Davis as Casey Parker, Rushi Kota as Vik Roy, Sophia Ali Taylor as Dahlia Qadri and Jaicy Elliot as Taryn Helm.

    “Cold as Ice” was written by Bill Harper and directed by Bill D’Elia.

    Michael B. Jordan’s mom couldn’t handle him dying all the time

    (4/20/18) Michael B. Jordan‘s mom just wants to see him survive.

    Jordan, 31, first entered households as young Wallace on HBO’s hit series “The Wire” when he was just 15, but his character was killed off in the first season, much to the chagrin of his fans and his mother—and not because he was out of a job.

    “It started with my mom, who’s super-emotional. When I shot my death scene in ‘The Wire,’ she was on set,” Jordan recalled to the New York Times. “And the P.A.’s kept coming to me and saying: ‘You may want to check on your mom.’ I go see her, and she’s sitting there bawling. I’m just a kid. I’m going, ‘Come on, Ma. You’re embarrassing me.'”

    Jordan’s on-screen death proved to be too much for his mother to handle, but unfortunately, it wasn’t the only one of his career.

    “And after ‘Fruitvale Station,’ I was like, ‘Man, this is really affecting her,'” he shared.

    So, he started taking roles where he didn’t die. Jordan starred in “Creed,” “Fantastic Four” and “That Awkward Moment,” all roles where he’d remain alive when the end credits rolled; however, he had another reason for choosing roles where his character survived.

    “Look at Denzel [Washington]’s career,” he said. “I want people to see me win. I want audiences to see me ending up on top — not dying. I want to be the leading man.”

    Susan Lucci, 71, Has No Plans to Retire: "That Is Not a Word in My Vocabulary!"

    (4/18/18) (closerweekly.com) She has no plans to slow down! Susan Lucci recently sat down with Closer Weekly for an exclusive interview — and revealed whether or not she plans on retiring in the near future.

    The 71-year-old laughed at the question. "That is not a word in my vocabulary or my radar!" Susan gushed, adding that she's currently busy working on the launch of new workout line with QVC as well as Celebrity Autobiography, to name a few of her projects.

    The All My Children star shared that she doesn't even want to slow down at this point in her career. "I love what I do! I feel very lucky and grateful to get to do what I do," she added.

    Susan is most known for playing Erica Kane on All My Children from 1970 until 2011. And even though she held the role for 40 years, she admitted she'd be open to possibly doing a reboot of the hit soap opera one day. "I would be open to reconsidering!" the proud grandma told Closer.

    And that's not the only experience Susan would be happy to try out again. She also shared that she'd be interested in doing another season of Dancing With the Stars. "You know, I would do it again. It was a spectacular experience. I'm so happy I did it," Susan, who was partnered with Tony Dovolani in 2008, exclusively revealed.

    However, next time she'd want to do it when she's not as busy as she was a decade ago. "I was working in NY while I was doing DWTS in LA, so twice a week we were flying back and forth, and I was working on All My Children," she said. "So next time, if I ever did it again, it would be my only project!" We can't wait to see what's next for Susan!

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/17/18) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN - Bravo

    Tuesday, April 24 – KELLY RIPA and MARK CONSUELOS

    Amanda Seyfried Joins Milo Ventimiglia In ‘The Art of Racing In The Rain’ For Fox 2000

    (4/17/18) Amanda Seyfried is set to co-star as Milo Ventimiglia’s wife Eve in Fox 2000’s film adaptation of The Art of Racing In The Rain, directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold, Goodbye Christopher Robin).

    Based on Garth Stein’s 2008 bestselling novel which is about Enzo, a family dog who evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner Denny Swift (Ventimiglia), a professional race-car driver.

    Martin Donovan has also been tapped to play Maxwell, Denny’s father.

    Neal Moritz, Patrick Dempsey, and Tania Landau are producing the project.

    Seyfried will next be seen in A24’s First Reformed with Ethan Hawke, which will be released in June, and is reprising her role as Sophie in Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sequel pic, out July 20.

    She’s repped by Innovative and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz.

    Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling welcome first child

    (4/15/18) It’s a boy!

    Eva Marcille and fiancé Michael Sterling welcomed a new bundle of joy on Friday.

    The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 33, shared the details on Instagram noting their baby arrived at 5:59 p.m. He came in weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz.

    No name was immediately given.

    The couple announced their pregnancy news back in November. It’s their first child together.

    Marcille has an older daughter, Marley Rae, from a previous relationship.

    While Marcille is settling into her new role as mom of two, Sterling couldn’t get enough of the NBA playoffs.

    The “America’s Next Top Model” alumna snaped a photo of Sterling glued to the TV screen from the hospital room.

    “New parents, old habits watching the NBA playoffs while the Young Prince sleeps,” Marcille quipped.

    Susan Lucci, 71, Is Launching Her Own Line of Figure-Flattering Activewear with QVC

    (4/15/18) Many know Susan Lucci as the iconic, Emmy-winning All My Children soap star, but what you may not know that in the Pilates world, she’s somewhat of a legend. She’s been doing Pilates for over 20 years, still works out every day on her Pilates Pro Chair and at 71, is in better shape than some 20-somethings. And she just put her workout know-how to the test with her brand new endeavor — her own activewear line.

    The queen of daytime TV is launching her very first line of athletic wear with QVC called the Susan Lucci Collection, that features a mix of tanks, leggings and jackets (priced between $40-$70) that are all inspired by Lucci’s signature workout style.

    “It’s fan driven,” Lucci tells PEOPLE about the start of her new line. “I live in my activewear. I would go out to dinner with my husband in workout clothes, and people would compliment my outfit.”

    And it didn’t stop there. “During my Pilates Pro Chair segments viewers were asking what I was wearing and QVC heard that and now we’re responding to their requests by coming out with our own line,” says Lucci who regularly makes on-air appearances at QVC to promote the Pilates Pro Chair and her personal workout DVD, “Susan Lucci’s Favorite Moves.”

    Right away, Lucci knew her collection needed to address the main concern she has about buying pieces on TV — sizing. “I’ve been in the shoes of the consumer where I have purchased something from TV and I get it home and the sizing is not exactly what I thought it might be,” she says. “We tested it on models of different sizes, different ages and backgrounds and pieces fit the way they’re supposed to.”

    A great feature of the line is that it’s just not designed for people as petite as Lucci — it spans from XXXS to XXXL. “I can tell you from my own experience that every piece I have tried on the sizing has been what it’s supposed to be.”

    Ultimately, Lucci just wanted to create pieces that make women feel great. “I wanted all the fabrics and cuts to be figure-flattering, so you can feel good and look good while you’re trying to achieve your fitness goals.”

    She achieved that by paying close attention to design details and including longer hems on tanks that don’t show midriff (as seen in the Tank with Racer Back Stripes) and used design techniques like color blocking and ruching to flatter the waist (which you’ll find in the Colorblock Tank and Ruched Zip-Front Jacket).

    The line is built for women doing any type of excisse, though Lucci has been partial to Pilates for decades. “I started doing Pilates when I was in my mid 40s. I thought it was called ‘pie-lattes’ because I didn’t hear anyone talk about it, I just read about it. The All My Children studio was near Lincoln Center and I used to see all the ballerinas and the dancers and I thought I don’t want to bulk up, I want to have long, lean, toned muscles. And I found out that through Pilates you can achieve those strong, lean dancer muscles.”

    Now, we can all have that long, lean shape like Lucci with her flattering workout wear. The line launches on April 13 and Lucci will be on-air on QVC to kick it all off at 2 p.m. ET.

    Why Susan Lucci, 71, Wanted to 'Thank' the Paparazzi Who Photographed Her in Her Swimsuit

    (4/12/18) In February, paparazzi snapped Susan Lucci in a red-hot strapless bathing suit during her vacation in Barbados and it sent the internet into a frenzy. The 71-year-old soap opera star looked like no time has passed since her days as Erica Kane on All My Children. So when we recently caught up with Lucci, we asked her how she felt about all the attention the photos garnered.

    “I was so surprised, I didn’t know there were any paparazzi there,” Lucci tells PEOPLE, saying that once her friends texted her the photos circulating online she thought it was “so nice.”

    “I don’t know, this is probably not normal but then around day five I was looking for the paparazzi to thank them because they took really nice pictures,” the ever-gracious Lucci says.

    Despite wearing her strapless one-piece (by Eres — similar styles are still available to shop now), she says she still gets too timid to wear certain swimsuit styles. “I occasionally buy a bikini, but I’m too shy to wear it,” she reveals. “There are times we’re in a secluded place, and someone will come up to me on the beach. So I’m a one-piece person!”

    But even though she may not be comfortable wearing a certain bathing suit style, she encourages everyone to be open to trying new styles — no matter their age. “Sometimes we put artificial labels on ourselves and we think, ‘Oh this is appropriate’ and you can end up looking older than you are and nobody wants to do that. You don’t have to get doughty or suddenly because you have a new label on you, ‘Oh I’m 50 so therefore I have to be a certain thing. Follow your heart and look at your rear view as well as your front view!”

    For Lucci, she says she finds confidence by keeping the “inner monologue” she has with herself as positive as possible. “As women it’s easy to find the faults in ourselves. Be your own best friend: Don’t compare yourself [to others], and don’t be so hard on yourself.”

    Lucci is actually helping women feel more confident and stylish with her new figure-flattering activewear line for QVC, the Susan Lucci Collection.

    “I wanted all the fabrics and cuts to be figure-flattering, so you can feel good and look good while you’re trying to achieve your fitness goals.”

    Her collection of tops, leggings and jackets launch with Lucci making an on-air QVC appearance on April 13 at 2 p.m. ET.

    Justin And Chrishell Hartley Star In Indie Film

    (4/12/18) Justin Hartley (ex-Adam, Y&R et al) and wife Chrishell (ex-Jordan, DAYS et al) star in Another Time, a time-travel romance that will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28 as the fest’s Saturday Night Centerpiece. The film also features Mark Valley (ex-Jack, DAYS). Check out the trailer here.

    Michael B. Jordan Explains Why He Doesn't Want to Meet Michael Jordan -- Yet

    (4/10/18) Sharing a name with one of the most famous athletes of all time wasn’t always easy for Michael B. Jordan, but he found a way to turn his connection with the basketball legend into motivation.

    “I’m competitive. I want to compete in anything I do,” the Black Panther star, 31, told Men’s Health for their May cover story. “That came from my name. Growing up in sports and having a name like Michael Jordan and being teased, I had to compete. I couldn’t be the guy with the name and not be good at it. That carried over to everything. I’m like, I’ve got to be just as great if not greater than he was in his field.”

    Jordan still feels that competitiveness, and said he would not want to meet his NBA counterpart until he feels like they’re on more equal footing. “I never met Michael Jordan. I never want to officially meet him until I’m at a point where he knows who I am and I know who he is,” he explained. “And it would be our mutual respect thing. Until then it would just be a ‘this guy has your name, ha ha.’ I don’t want that. So that pushes me to keep working too. These things motivate me.”

    When Jordan was born in 1987, his namesake was already a budding star in the NBA and would go on to win the first of his five MVP awards the next year. But the actor’s name actually has nothing to do with the athlete — he was named after his father, Michael A. Jordan. “He didn’t really realize what he was going to put me through the first 26 years of my life,” Jordan told Jimmy Kimmel in 2013.

    Asked if sharing a moniker with Jordan is frustrating, the actor told the talk show host, “A little bit. It gets annoying.” Sometimes, Jordan said, people don’t believe that Michael Jordan is his real name. When one pizza shop over refused to place his order, Jordan said, “I actually went down there one time, slammed my I.D. on the counter. He gave me two free pizzas. It worked out.”

    Now, as one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars, Jordan is becoming a household name in his own right. He told Men’s Health that one of his main goals now is to ensure his success gets passed on to future generations. “Life is short, you know? I want to leave something behind,” he said. “A blueprint. A work ethic. Something that my great-grandkids and their kids and their kids can see: This is where it started. Lineage. Intergenerational wealth. Things that are here forever. All that.”

    Jordan, who earned rave reviews for his performance as the villainous Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, can next be seen in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, which premiers May 19.

    Susan Lucci to Kick Off Signature Activewear Collection With QVC

    (4/10/18) (wwd.com) BEND AND STRETCH: While some might argue that being a leading soap opera star for 41 years requires a certain stamina, Susan Lucci will soon be showing off her flexibility with a new activewear collection with QVC.

    Set to debut April 13 with an hourlong show, the Susan Lucci collection will not be the former “All My Children” star’s first go-round with QVC. A big fan of the Life’s a Beach Inc. Pilates Pro Chair, she has been an on-air guest for a number of years selling the exercise equipment and shows her strength in the 28-minute “Susan Lucci’s Favorite Moves” video. Her QVC fans and ones from her Erica Kane days can soon dress the part, so to speak, buying the eight-piece activewear. Cropped printed leggings, a racer-back tank, a cap-sleeve rushed top and a colorblock hoodie are among the offerings. QVC reaches more than 360 million homes.

    “It’s appropriate for lunching with your friends, going to the shops, picking your children up from school and not missing a beat and traveling on a plane. And I travel a lot,” Lucci said. “QVC has put me together with a wonderful team, and boy do they get it because the fit is so important.”

    Far from acting athletic, the Emmy-winning Lucci said she has practiced Pilates for more than 20 years. “Like most women in modern times, time is our most precious commodity. And to get such a great workout with one piece of equipment that doesn’t take up much room and saves me time was a real plus — and the results.”

    After a number of fans reached out to Lucci through her social media asking about her on-air activewear, she discussed the prospect of her own collection with QVC executives and six months later the first line was produced. QVC’s vice president of buying for fashion Rachel Ungaro said, “She’s been involved in everything from picking the fabric to approving the final samples. It was super organic and born out of her desire to want to service her customer with things that she liked to wear when she works out.”

    Trent Garrett Guests On Splitting up Together 4/24/18

    (4/10/18) “Street Meat” – While Lena gets ready to go out on a first date with a handsome man whose sexual chemistry is undeniable, Martin finishes his dance lessons with Charlotte and attempts to try to fix things with Lena on what would have been their 16th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Mason is being teased by his friends for not being as sexually active as they claim to be; and to prove that she would be a good mom, Maya attempts to watch over Lena and Martin’s kids, with questionable results, on “Splitting Up Together,” TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Splitting Up Together” stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Lindsay Price as Camille, Diane Farr as Maya, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.

    Guest starring are Trent Garrett as Wes, Kelsey Asbille as Charlotte, Jonah Beres as Jules, Joe Matthews as McManus, Izabella Alvarez as Hazel, Marco Khan as Amir, Victor Carrera as taco man and Jeff Bowser as Rudy.

    Morning Show Appearance

    (4/6/18) Today NBC

    Wednesday, April 11

    (9-10 a.m.) Megyn Kelly TODAY: Susan Lucci.

    National Women's History Museum and Omaze Make Women's History Matter

    (4/6/18) What do Ana Ortiz, Brianna Brown, Cindi Leive, Jackie Cruz, Jade Tailor, Jamie King, Kate Walsh, Keala Settle, Lisa Ling, Susan Lucci and Yvette Brown have in common?

    These talented actors and journalists have teamed up with the National Women's History Museum to launch their History Maker t-shirt campaign with the fundraising platform Omaze. Proceeds support the National Women's History Museum's efforts to educate, inspire, empower and shape the future by integrating women's distinctive stories into our nation's culture and history.

    "Our nation's greatest successes rest on American women's shoulders, and it's time to acknowledge their active roles in our history-the roles our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, granddaughters, daughters and nieces play in the workplace, community, and home," says National Women's History Museum Board Chair Susan D. Whiting. "We hope the Omaze campaign will help us bring to life a National Women's History Museum where visitors can expand their understanding of women's roles and leave with a more complete view of American history."

    How to Help: Join forces with these trailblazers, support this important cause and show what makes you a true history maker by purchasing your own shirt at www.omaze.com/historymaker.<

    About National Women's History Museum: The National Women's History Museum's vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, DC. The National Women's History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women's diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, K-12 educational programs, scholarship and research. Once housed prominently among the other great museums of Washington, D.C., it will create better understanding and greater partnerships among men and women. The National Women's History Museum will be the first museum in any nation's capital to show the full scope of the history of its women and will serve as a guiding light to people everywhere. For more information visit the National Women's History Museum.

    About Omaze: Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits, brands and donors to create lasting impact. In five years Omaze campaigns have raised funds and awareness for more than 220 charities and received donations from over 180 countries.

    Justin & Chrishell Hartley Mourn the Death of Their Dog, Memphis

    (4/5/18) Please join us in sending love to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam), who is mourning the loss of his dog, Memphis. The actor, who now stars as Kevin Pearson on NBC's hit primetime drama THIS IS US, shared a montage of pics of the cute little pup on Instagram with a heartfelt farewell message. “For Memphis,” he wrote. “One of the funniest, toughest and sweetest animals I ever had the pleasure of loving. Thanks for making our lives better. I really wish we had more time. Rest in peace, little dude.”

    Hartley and then-fiancée Chrishell Stause (ex-Bethany, Y&R; Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN) adopted Memphis along with Gracie at a rescue event on Dec. 28, 2016. Chrishell added some more details on her own Instagram. “Heartbroken to say Memphis went to heaven today,” she revealed. “His poor kidneys gave out and we are left with the love and memories he gave us in such a short time. He was 11 years old when we adopted him from Burbank Animal Shelter, so we didn’t know how long we would get to be his family but we know we would help make what time he had left the best we could. His personality was of a loving, sweet old man. He is dearly missed.”

    Our hearts go out to the Hartleys and their family during this difficult time.

    Jamie Luner's Sexual Assault Accuser Flagged for Filing Bogus Lawsuits

    (4/5/18) The man suing Jamie Luner for sexual assault is on a list in California exposing people who abuse the litigation system ... TMZ has learned.

    Anthony Oliver -- who claims the "Melrose Place" star drugged and raped him in 1998 when he was 16 years old -- is considered a vexatious litigant in the state ... according to court records. That means special approval is required by a judge before the courts have to accept any lawsuit he files.

    The reason -- Oliver has filed at least 22 wide-ranging suits over the past several years ... some of which have been deemed to be either unnecessary, frivolous or without merit. Here's a rundown of some of the parties Oliver has sued:

    -- County of Chatham, Georgia; claims he was beaten by a sheriff's deputy who used excessive force

    -- Target, Cox Communications and Premier Bankcard; claims former roommate stole his identity and racked up debt with these companies

    -- City of Oceanside; claims he was unlawfully arrested by cops who were harassing patrons, and they deleted his video footage of the incident and used excessive force

    -- Men's Wearhouse; claims text message ads are unlawful marketing and violates his privacy

    -- L.A. County, California Highway Patrol, T-Mobile, South Coast Medical Group and more for a variety of allegations

    We broke the story ... Oliver's suing Luner, claiming his experience with her in '98 messed up his life, and he filed a police report as well.

    Jamie's side says the allegations are "completely unfounded" and believes they are part of an extortion scheme ... and points to Oliver's long history of filing suits as proof.

    'Melrose Place' Star Jamie Luner Sued for $250 Million for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old

    (4/3/18) 7:04 PM PT -- Jamie's rep tells TMZ ... "All of these allegations are completely unfounded and we believe part of a targeted extortion scheme." The rep claims "Anthony Oliver has a history of filing lawsuits, and has filed 27 federal lawsuits in the past 8 years."

    "Melrose Place" star Jamie Luner has been sued for allegedly seducing a 16-year-old boy into a sexual act, and according to the lawsuit he was not her only victim. And ... he's suing for $250 million.

    Anthony Oliver claims back in 1998, he attended a house party thrown by Luner to celebrate the success of the show. He ended up at the party because Luner's makeup artist knew Anthony's brother and the makeup artist developed a crush on Anthony.

    Anthony says Luner saw him and called him "adorable." He says Luner asked if he wanted a drink, and he said he was only 16 but she had the makeup artist pour Anthony a Jack and coke. They drank and talked for 3 hours, went to her room, and he says she removed a small plastic bag of crystal meth from her purse.

    He says she told him, "It's going to make you real horny." He protested using the drug but instead asked for 2 Tylenols, which he says was laced with the crystal meth. His head began spinning and he says he became sexually aroused.

    The makeup guy told Luner, who was 26, to go to her room and put on her kitty cat outfit and went to a couch, and he says she began licking his neck, chest and arms and removed his belt, underwear and socks.

    He says she performed oral sex on him and took his penis out of her mouth and put it in the mouth of the makeup artist. He claims he ended up having sex with Luner multiple times, and claims she said, "come bend me over the couch and ram me."

    And there's this ... the plaintiff's brother had left the party, and when he returned he recorded Anthony and Luner having sex.

    Anthony says the experience messed up his life. The lawsuit says, "Plaintiff is left not knowing if he is attracted to men, women or both." He blames the experience for turning him into an alcoholic.

    According to the lawsuit, various young men came forward to the LAPD, claiming they were also sexually assaulted by Luner. He says 2 other men accused her of drug-induced sex.

    He's suing for sexual battery and emotional distress.

    Anthony has already filed a police report.

    We've reached out to Luner's rep ... so far, no word back.

    Kim Delaney Remembers Steven Bochco: “He Changed My Life”

    (4/3/18) There is no actor more closely associated with top TV producer Steven Bochco, who died Sunday, than Kim Delaney. She was a fresh-faced twentysomething when he gave her her first major primetime TV role, an arc on Season 2 of his NBC legal drama L.A. Law in 1987 as attorney Leslie Kleinberg. The same year, Bochco booked Delaney for a guest stint on another series he had on ABC, police comedy-drama Hooperman.

    Eight years later, Bochco brought Delaney onto ABC cop drama NYPD Blue, which he had created with David Milch, as Detective Diane Russell, a role that earned her three Emmy nominations and a win in 1997. Bochco went on to co-create a starring vehicle for Philadelphia native Delaney, the 2001 ABC drama Philly, which lasted one season but was well received by critics. Their collaboration continued through Bochco’s final series, TNT’s Murder In the First, on which Delaney did an arc two years ago.

    Like many who had been close to Bochco, Delanay was hit hard by the news of his passing after a long battle with leukemia. Here is what she wrote for Deadline about the three decades she had spent with him as her producer, friend and confidant and the best advice he gave her.

    Steven was so much to me. We were friends; it went way beyond the work.

    He believed in me from the start…

    1987 LA Law, Hooperman, then NYPD Blue, created Philly for me, Murder in the First.

    What made Steven special to me was not just him being a brilliant, Hollywood Legend; It’s him as a trusted friend, family man, confidante – always there for the good, the bad, and the ugly. All of it.

    I was at a major crossroads in my life. Steven sat with me and very gently said, “People say life is short…life is long. You can change at any time and make it what you want. Go live it.”

    Steven changed my life. He made me think, laugh, cry, do better, be better. My heart aches.

    Trent Garrett on Splitting Up Together 4/10/18

    (4/2/18) “Street Meat” – While Lena gets ready to go out on a first date with a handsome man whose sexual chemistry is undeniable, Martin finishes his dance lessons with Charlotte and attempts to try to fix things with Lena on what would have been their 16th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Mason is being teased by his friends for not being as sexually active as they claim to be; and to prove that she would be a good mom, Maya attempts to watch over Lena and Martin’s kids, with questionable results, on “Splitting Up Together,” TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Splitting Up Together” stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Lindsay Price as Camille, Diane Farr as Maya, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.

    Guest starring are Trent Garrett as Wes, Kelsey Asbille as Charlotte, Jonah Beres as Jules, Joe Matthews as McManus, Izabella Alvarez as Hazel, Marco Khan as Amir, Victor Carrera as taco man and Jeff Bowser as Rudy.”Street Meat” was written by Brian Rubenstein, based on the Danish format by Meeta Heeno, and directed by Dean Holland.

    Trent Garrett on Splitting Up Together 4/17/18

    (4/2/18) “Soups Jealous” – Lena goes out on another date with Wes, whom she’s smitten with; but unbeknownst to her, Martin is doing his best to take care of a sick Milo. Meanwhile, Maya makes a decision on whether or not to become a single mother, on “Splitting Up Together,” TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Splitting Up Together” stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.

    Guest starring are Trent Garrett as Wes, Alice Lee as Grace and TJ Alvarado as Alejandro.

    ”Soups Jealous” was written by Brian Gallivan, based on the Danish format by Mette Heeno, and directed by Helen Hunt.

    ‘First Reformed’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke & Amanda Seyfried In Paul Schrader’s Crisis-Of-Faith Thriller

    (3/30/18) (Video) “Even a pastor needs a pastor.” Here’s the inaugural trailer for First Reformed, the thriller from writer-director Paul Schrader that sees Ethan Hawke have a crisis of faith after encouraging his son to join the military and then having to bury him six months later. “I know that nothing can change,” he says, “and I know there is no hope.”

    Here’s the logline: Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church now is a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. Also starring Cedric “The Entertainer” Keys, it’s about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

    A24 acquired the film after its debut at last year’s Venice Film Festival; it went on the screen at Telluride and Toronto. It opens May 18. Check out the trailer above.

    Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tormented after bikini photos

    (3/28/18) Kelly Ripa showed off her ripped abs in a bikini picture posted on Instagram by her husband, Mark Consuelos, who dubbed her “the sexy one.” But it didn’t take long for internet trolls to interject.

    Consuelos’ picture of Ripa sporting a sun hat and a two-piece bathing suit during their tropical vacation on Sunday drew hundreds of comments. Many questioned why the 47-year-old host of ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” didn’t try to cover up more.

    “Kelly’s gorgeous, but isn’t there a cutoff age where age-appropriateness comes into play? Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should,” one Instagram user commented.

    The photo, some claimed, proves fame has “gone to her head.”

    “Not the sweet Kelly she was when she first started with Regis,” one user stated.

    Ripa fans were quick to shut down the haters, saying the photo, which received more than 70,000 likes, was a symbol of love between the pair and no one — at any age — should be critiqued for their body or style choices.

    “These are human beings, we are all human beings. If someone choose to show his wife or his foot or his face or his children, as long as they are not insulting or humiliating images, there is no reason to judge,” one Instagram user replied. “Women too often judge other women and people too often target people out of ignorance.”

    “The ones that tell your wife, she’s too old, she needs to eat, she has boy body, are the very same people that have a million insecurities,” another person wrote to Consuelos.

    But that didn’t stop Consuelos from posting more pictures on his Instagram story, with one simple word spread across the steamy photo: “Yep.”

    This isn’t the first time the couple has faced trolls.

    On March 9, Ripa posted a 2008 throwback picture of the pair, with the caption: “That other time we got fancy.”

    “Too bad he’s short when he tries to look taller. It looks funny. Just be who you are,” one woman commented, which has since been deleted, according to People magazine.

    “Please tell me how it is I can try to look taller,” Consuelos replied. “I’m dying to know.”

    Ripa added, “He’s tall where it counts, babe.”

    The couple has been married for more than two decades and are parents to Michael, 20, Lola, 16, and Joaquin, 15.

    Fahrenheit 451

    (3/24/18) HBO Films’ Fahrenheit 451, based on Ray Bradbury’s novel and starring Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), will premiere Saturday, May 19 at 8/7c.

    Matt Bomer buys out hometown theater for ‘Love, Simon’ screening

    (3/24/18) Matt Bomer and his husband, Simon Halls, bought out a movie theater in Bomer’s Texas hometown so that anyone who wants to see “Love, Simon” can watch it for free.

    “This is an important movie, and a really good one,” Bomer wrote on Instagram Thursday of the coming-out story. “I know you’ll love it so come watch for free this Sunday! #loveislove.”

    The 40-year-old actor bought out the AMC Spring 10 theater, located in the town of Spring, for the 4 p.m. screening on Sunday.

    “Love, Simon” stars Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel as parents to high school student Simon, played by Nick Robinson, who struggles to come out as gay.

    Bomer told Out magazine last year that coming out to his parents was incredibly difficult given their conservative Christian values.

    “There was radio silence for a long, long time, at least six months,” he said. “And then I came home and we had the blowup that I’d always feared. But we got that out of the way, and we got down to the business of figuring out how to love each other. I would say within a matter of years we started to figure it out. It was a struggle.”

    Megan Fox & Josh Duhamel To Star In DDI’s ‘Think Like A Dog’

    (3/24/18) Transformer stars Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel are reuniting for the family film, Think Like A Dog, written and directed by Gil Junger (10 Things I Hate About You). The pic, which hails from Double Dutch International, follows 12-year- old tech prodigy, Oliver, whose science fair experiment goes awry and creates a telepathic connection between himself and his dog, Henry. The connection brings them even closer as the duo join forces to comically overcome complications of family and school.

    Fox and Duhamel will play Oliver’s parents in the film. Production is slated to commence May 2018 in New Orlean. Andrew Lazar, the producer of the family picture Cats & Dogs, is producing the project, which is planned as the first of three movies in the Dog’s Best Friend franchise. Exec producers are Robert Engelman, Cory Chen of M-Star International, Jason Moring and Stanley Preschutti of DDI.

    Fox is repped by ICM Partners along with Duhamel who is also repped by John Carrabino Management.

    Jacob Young Releases New Single

    (3/16/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) has released a new song, “Fool For You.” He posted on Instagram, “ITS ARRIVED! I want to say a huge thank you to all the support y’all have given me! With out your kind words and belief in me, I’m not sure I would have had the courage to share my songs with you. I’m so blessed. I want to thank @christenyoung4 for helping me find the strength and showing me the way to happiness. A massive thank you to @thestevefreeman your amazing. @johnkennedyproductions And thank you to the big man upstairs! #foolforyou @cbstv @cbsdaytime @bold_and_the_beautiful @boldinsider.” You can download the song on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and Google Play.

    James Patrick Stuart Pens Heartfelt Goodbye to Beloved Family Pet

    (3/16/18) (Photo) It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a member of the family, but GENERAL HOSPITAL star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) shared a beautiful farewell message with a photo of his family’s beloved cat on Instagram. “Delilah was a rescue,” he wrote. “She’s been our good friend for 12 years and helped us raise our boys. She’s very sick and won’t be with us much longer, but I wouldn’t have changed a minute. #love”

    Stuart and his wife, Jocelyn, are both animal lovers, especially rescue animals like Delilah and their two puppies. “Wanted a retriever,” Stuart confided on Twitter, “but my wife wanted a Bijon. We compromised and got a Bijon. His name’s Flint and he’s a rescue.”

    The GH star also shared a video of a cockatiel named Mochi sitting on his knee in the living room as he tried to teach it to sing “Happy Birthday” to him (although it didn’t quite turn out as he’d hoped). He also posted another pic of a different bird just hanging out on his shoulder while he was trying to read his script!

    Pets are truly members of the family, and our thoughts go out to Stuart and his entire family during this difficult time.

    Josh Duhamel Calls Co-Star Jennifer Garner an "Incredible Woman"

    (3/15/18) Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner appeared to have bonded over their real-life roles as parents as they filmed their roles as a mom and dad in Love, Simon.

    The actor talked about their time working together in an interview with E! News' Zuri Hall at the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    "Her kids weren't on set, neither were mine. We were only there for I think, a week and a half, two weeks, working, but I went to Jen a couple times asking advice on certain things and she's an incredible woman, she really is," Duhamel said. "She's very, very smart. She's a lot funnier than I think people realize."

    Duhamel and ex Fergie are parents to a 4-year-old son, Axl, who is two years younger than Garner and ex-husband Ben Affleck's youngest of their three children, son Samuel.

    During the interview, Duhamel also talked about how he reacts to romance rumors that inevitably pop up about him and his co-stars, including Garner.

    "It does truly amaze me what some of the things that are printed," he said. "It's like, how is that even legal? I try not to comment on it. It is what it is and it's part of the business. We're in the circus and that's part of being in the circus."

    In Love, Simon, Duhamel and Garner play the parents of a gay teenage son named Simon, played by Nick Robinson. Simon has kept his sexuality secret, even from his family. Meanwhile, he has fallen in love with a fellow, anonymous closeted classmate after exchanging emails with them. Then a blackmailer finds the emails and threatens to out Simon.

    Love, Simon is set for release on Friday.

    Matt Bomer on Making His Directorial Debut in American Crime Story: Versace: 'Can We Sympathize With a Monster?'

    (3/14/18) Wednesday’s episode of American Crime Story: Versace marks the directorial debut of actor Matt Bomer, who — at the risk of sounding “so 2018” — says he was “truly blessed” to get to work on the FX drama.

    “When Ryan Murphy called and asked me to do this — after I passed out, regained consciousness and said yes — I knew that it was a serious responsibility,” the actor tells TVLine. “I’d been offered directing jobs before, but they were jobs I was also acting in, and I wanted my first directing experience to be the full-meal deal. I wanted to really do it, to be on the location scouts and design meetings and castings and really have the full experience.”

    Before stepping behind the camera for his episode’s three-week shoot, Bomer says he read “more than 3,000 pages of material on directing,” met with film and TV directors for guidance, did an intensive at the Director’s Guild of America and shadowed two different directors on three episodes of Versace. To say that he did his homework would be an understatement.

    “I wanted the producers to know I was taking this seriously, that they weren’t just putting the camera in the hands of somebody who was just hoping to cruise by,” he says. “I called my representatives who were talking about acting jobs, and I told them, ‘Put everything on hold. This is what I’m doing, this is it.'”

    Bomer’s episode — which airs tonight at 10/9c — chronicles Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan’s radically different upbringings, showing how “success brought out the worst in Andrew and the best in Gianni.”

    “We want to see [Andrew] as a three-dimensional human being,” Bomer says, “but the real challenge of this episode is: Can we sympathize with a monster and see that he was also a victim? We’re all ultimately responsible for the decisions we make and the actions we take, but this is someone who was near to violence at a very young age, who was treated like a spouse by both his mother and his father. The central question of this episode is: What makes one person a creator and one person a killer?”

    Location proved to be another challenge, as the characters’ parallel stories take place in “three different countries and five different cities,” all of which had to be recreated in the Los Angeles area. “And I had two child protagonists for the first half of the episode,” Bomer notes. “I was thrown a lot of the challenges you could have as a director, which I’m actually grateful for, because now I can check those off. When someone says I have to work with a kid, I can say, ‘Been there, done that.'”

    Bomer adds, “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be present for everything. It was very clear in the room when I was casting that Edouard Holdener was the right person to play young Andrew.”

    He also praises the work of Jon Jon Briones, the actor playing Andrew’s father, who was first brought to his attention by star Darren Criss and EP/writer Tom Rob Smith. “They’d seen him on Broadway in Miss Saigon,” he recalls. This was a guy who had been doing that show for over 20 years, but he was ready for this experience, and his audition was phenomenal. It’s a testament to Ryan Murphy that he’s willing to take a chance on new people who are ready for the experience and ready to serve the story in the best way possible.”

    Speaking of exceptional performances, Bomer says he feels “spoiled” that he had a front-row seat to Criss’ take on Andrew almost from the very beginning. “I knew Darren was a brilliant actor and a great artist, but there were times where I would watch him on camera and it was like he just suddenly was this person,” Bomer recalls. “It was bone-chilling to watch.”

    Still, it takes a village to put even a single episode of television together, and Bomer has a laundry list of people to thank: “The director of photography, Simon Dennis, was incredible; Jamie Walker McCall designed that incredible plantation set; Alexis Martin Woodall, what she does in the post department is phenomenal; and Shelly Westerman, who edited the episode, is one of my all-time editing heroes.”

    “I was really so lucky to work with Ryan’s people,” Bomer adds. “I’d worked with him for so long [on projects like Glee, American Horror Story and The Normal Heart] that I knew most of the camera crew from other jobs. But the level of professionals you work with in his world are top notch.”

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/9/18) THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, syndicated

    Fr 3/16: Kelly Ripa

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/9/18) The Talk – CBS

    Wednesday, March 14

    Actor Josh Duhamel discusses his new film “Love, Simon”

    ‘Salvage’: Joelle Carter & Evan Parke Join ABC Drama Pilot

    (3/9/18) Former Justified star Joelle Carter and Evan Parke (King Kong) have been cast as series regulars in ABC drama pilot Salvage from writer-producer Don Todd and ABC Studios. Charity Wakefield, Toby Kebbell, Jim Belushi, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Will Patton star in the pilot.

    Written and executive produced by Todd and directed by Uta Briesewitz, Salvage centers on ex-cop Jimmy Hill (Kebbell), who just wants to be left alone after moving back home to rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy (Sandino Moreno) and pitted against the powerful town patriarch (Belushi), outside criminal agents and his own father (Patton).

    Carter will play Sunny Daniels, Duke’s (Belushi) second wife. She’s also the town’s mayor. Parke will play Sheriff Ward, a good lawman, except for maybe being on the take to cover up Duke’s crimes.

    Carter starred as Ava Crowder on all six seasons of FX’s Justified and played a lead role on Chicago Justice. She’s repped by Innovative and Forward Entertainment.

    Parke recently recurred as Detective Norman Singleton on The Blacklist and guest-starred on NCIS: New Orleans, Bull and Blue Bloods. His feature credits include Django Unchained, King Kong and Planet of the Apes. He’s repped by KMR and Leslie Allen Rice Management.

    Michael B. Jordan Vows To Adopt Inclusion Rider For His Producton Company’s Projects

    (3/8/18) Days after “inclusion rider” was trending in the wake of Frances McDormand’s impassioned Oscars speech, Michael B. Jordan has made a promise. The Black Panther and Creed actor said in an Instagram post today that he will include inclusion riders for all projects made by his production company.

    “In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” he wrote. “I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”

    Jordan may be a trendsetter when it comes to implementing the inclusion rider at his production company. As McDormand shared backstage after winning an Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, an inclusion rider is a clause that allows actors to contractually demand 50% diversity on set. “The whole idea of women not trending, African Americans not trending; it changes now and the inclusion rider has something to do with that,” she said.

    ‘Grand Hotel’: Denyse Tontz To Star In ABC Drama Pilot

    (3/8/18) Denyse Tontz (The Fosters) has landed a lead role opposite Demian Bichir in ABC’s drama pilot Grand Hotel, executive produced by Eva Longoria.

    Written by Brian Tanen based on a Spanish format, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

    Tontz will play Paloma, the beautiful, smart, eternally optimistic, and faithful daughter who has spent her life trying to impress and please her mercurial father while taking care of everyone around her and dedicating herself to learning the family business. Although she’s often the family’s responsible “rock,” she’s more than willing to speak her mind and fight for what she believes in.

    Tontz, who’s also a musician, recently recurred on Freeform’s The Fosters and was seen in Syfy’s Ben Affleck/Matt Damon-produced series Incorporated. As a singer-songwriter, Tontz’s “Parachute” earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song in a Drama Series. She’s repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Underground and attorney Jeff Hynick.

    Brittany Allen Joins Nicholas McCarthy’s Untitled Horror Film

    (3/7/18) Actress Brittany Allen has secured a supporting role in Orion Pictures horror film, formally titled Descendant, from director Nicholas McCarthy. Starring Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott, the pic follows a mother who, concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior, thinks something supernatural may be affecting him. Jeff Buhler penned the screenplay for the film, which is expected to go before cameras this month in Toronto. Tripp Vinson is producing with Daniel Bekerman, Lisa Zambri, Nick Spicer and Buhler serving as executive producers. Allen, who is a Daytime Emmy-winner for her role in All My Children, stars in the indie film, What Keeps You Alive, which premieres at the forthcoming SXSW, and appeared in Lionsgate’s Saw franchise sequel, Jigsaw. She’s repped by Patterson Talent Management, Joseph Le Talent Agency, and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

    'Melrose Place' Star Jamie Luner's Accuser Claims She Plied Him with Drugs, Booze Before Sex

    (3/3/18) The man accusing "Melrose Place" star Jamie Luner of performing oral sex on him when he was only 16 ... claims she plied him with drugs and taped their encounter, but she's calling BS.

    Anthony Oliver tells TMZ ... he met Luner through his older brother in the late 90s. He was not an actor, but scored an invitation to a party at Luner's Studio City home in 1998. Anthony claims she loosened him up with the booze and the drugs before they went into a room with a third person.

    Anthony claims the other person was recording video while Luner performed oral sex.

    We broke the story ... Anthony filed a police report last month with LAPD. As for why he waited 20 years -- he says the therapist he's seeing for alcoholism suggested he report the alleged incident.

    He also says he told his family back in 1998, but because his mother was a local politician at the time ... they were hesitant to go public.

    Jamie's rep tells us she "emphatically denies these allegations."

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/3/18) Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC

    Wednesday, March 7

    Josh Duhamel (“Unsolved”)

    Kelly Ripa defends Ryan Seacrest on-air amid sexual harassment claims: 'You are a privilege to work with'

    (3/1/18) After days of silence and an awkward on-air dig, Kelly Ripa finally broached the topic of her co-host Ryan Seacrest’s ongoing sexual harassment battle with his former stylist.

    “I just want you to know you are a privilege to work with, and I adore you, and I am speaking on behalf of all of us here,” Ripa told Seacrest on the Mar. 1 episode of Live! with Kelly and Ryan.

    “I know what an easy, professional, great person you are and I feel very, very lucky to work with you each and every day,” she said, adding, “You are happiness.”

    As Radar reported, the exchange comes on the heels of Ripa, 47, seemingly alluding to stylist Suzy Hardy’s allegations that Seacrest pushed her head into his crotch while she was helping him tie his shoes.

    Ripa had removed her footwear on Feb. 28 for a Live! segment and Seacrest followed suit. But when he couldn’t get his shoes back on, Ripa offered to help.

    “Sweetie, do you want me to put your shoes back on for you?” Ripa asked Seacrest, who grew visibly uncomfortable.

    Seacrest, 43, has denied claims he sexually harassed his former stylist.

    “This person who has accused me of horrible things tried to buy her silence by asking for money on multiple occasions — I refused,” Seacrest said in a statement.

    “I have worked extremely hard to achieve my success and I don’t take my opportunities for granted. I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest.”

    Josh Duhamel catches mouse in ‘Today’ show green room

    (2/28/18) Josh Duhamel is a jack of all trades.

    The actor, 45, caught a mouse in the “Today” green room ahead of his appearance on Tuesday, and Al Roker shared the conquest on Twitter.

    Duhamel was on the show to promote his latest project, “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”

    He recently appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and defended his estranged wife, Fergie, after her disastrous national anthem performance. He was also seen bringing the singer flowers shortly after the NBA All-Star Game.

    Fergie, 42, and Duhamel tied the knot in 2009 and have one son, Axl Jack, 4. They announced their separation in September.

    Jamie Luner from 'Melrose Place' Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    (2/27/18) Jamie Luner -- you know her as Lexi Sterling on "Melrose Place" -- has been accused of sexual misconduct with an underage male ... TMZ has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a man in his 30s filed a police report with the LAPD alleging that back in 1998 Jamie performed oral sex on him when he was just 16.

    The nature of the relationship is unclear -- whether the man was a teen actor or just someone she knew. Cops are investigating like they would anyone who reports a crime, but their hands might be tied ... with the statute of limitations in California having lapsed.

    We've reached out to Jamie, so far no word back.

    Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan Brings Heat to Fahrenheit 451 Teaser

    (2/27/18) (Video) Killmonger is more a firemonger in the first teaser for HBO’s adaptation of the classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

    Premiering in May and based on Ray Bradbury’s novel of the same name, the HBO film presents future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.

    Jordan, currently heating up the blockbuster Black Panther movie, plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with both his role as law enforcer and with his “mentor,” played by Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire).

    Josh Duhamel reportedly linked to Baby Driver's Eiza Gonzalez

    (2/26/18) Josh Duhamel is reportedly dating Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez.

    The 45-year-old actor announced his split from singer Fergie in September last year, after eight years of marriage. The couple, who share four-year-old son Axl, actually split in February but stayed on good terms.

    According to Entertainment Tonight, the Transformers star has already gone public with the budding relationship with his friends.

    Gonzalez, 28, was most recently romantically linked to Calvin Harris in 2016, and Liam Hemsworth in 2013. The Mexican actress has starred in From Dusk till Dawn, the TV spin-off of the Quentin Tarantino movie, and in last year’s movie Baby Driver, opposite Ansel Elgort.

    Despite their sad split, Duhamel has been singing the praises of his ex-wife.

    “She’s an amazing girl. She really is,” he told Entertainment Tonight in November. “She’s an amazing girl and I think more importantly, she’s an amazing mother. She’s amazingly talented and we have a great relationship.

    “We are parenting our son as healthy as we can. And she and I get along great.”

    He also recently defended Fergie after her now infamous National Anthem performance at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game earlier this month.

    “I think she would probably admit that it’s not her best work. But the girl is crazy talented, she really is. She’s an amazing woman, an amazing human being, really,” Duhamel said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

    “It’s hard to see somebody you care about get beat up like that. But that’s the business. You’re in this business, you put yourself out there. Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t.”

    Josh Duhamel defends ex-wife Fergie's national anthem: 'The girl is crazy talented'

    (2/23/18) (Video) They may have split, but Josh Duhamel is still his ex Fergie’s biggest cheerleader!

    The actor opened up about how his former wife is holding up after she sang a widely panned version of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the recent NBA All-Stars Game in L.A.

    “I know she’s been slammed and hammered for this National Anthem thing. That must be hard,” Ellen DeGeneres told Duhamel on the talk show Friday.

    After DeGeneres, 60, asked how Fergie was doing, Duhamel leapt to her defense.

    “I think she would probably admit that it was not her best work, but the girl is crazy talented. She really is,” he said.

    “She’s an amazing woman — an amazing human being, really,” continued Duhamel, 45. “It’s hard to see somebody you care about get beat up like that. That’s the business, you know? You’re in this business. You put yourself out there. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.”

    As RadarOnline.com reported, Fergie, 42, said she was “honored” and “proud” to perform the National Anthem, even if her slowed down and jazzy take on the song wasn’t well received.

    “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone,” she later noted.

    The singer quickly realized just how bad her performance went over, and a former band member in the Black Eyed Peas previously told Radar that Fergie’s management team had to rush to her home “because she was a mess!”

    “She was crying hysterically and really thought that this was the end of her career,” the insider said. “Of course her friends and Josh told her she was being dramatic, but the truth is no one knows what the outcome will be. She is just really sad and does not want to even leave the house.”

    Duhamel, who also visited Fergie with a bouquet of flowers after the controversy exploded, told DeGeneres fans need not worry about how the singer’s doing.

    “Trust me, she’s fine,” he noted. “She is about as resilient as they come.”

    Diane Warren & Melissa Leo Among L.A. Italia Festival Honorees

    (2/23/18) Oscar nominee Diane Warren and Oscar winner Melissa Leo will be among the honorees of the L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Music Festival, the Italian-focused event that this year kicks off February 25 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

    Warren, nominated for her song “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall, will receive the fest’s Best Song of the Year Award, while Leo will be bestowed the Italian-American Artist of the Year. The honors are a part of the female focus of the 13 annual event, which will be dedicated to filmmaker Lena Wertmuller, Bernardo Bertolucci and Franco Zefferelli.

    In addition, Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, producer Marco Morabito, and Blade Runner 2049 set decorator Alessandra Querzola and production designer Dennis Gassner will receive awards.

    The fest opens Sunday with the world premiere of Simone Spada’s comedy Hotel Gagarin and the lineup includes the U.S. premiere of AMBI Media Group’s Beyond the Sun, a modern-day tale of faith, hope and courage written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez and featuring a special appearance by Pope Francis.

    L.A. Italia is the sister event to Capri-Hollywood: The International Film Festival, which takes place each December, and the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/23/18) THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated

    Mo 3/5: Michael B. Jordan

    Michael B. Jordan is a recovering pyromaniac

    (2/23/18) (Video) Michael B. Jordan is not only hot as fire these days, he’s got a love for lighting flames that few know about.

    “I was a pyromaniac growing up,” the “Black Panther” star, 31, revealed on the newest episode of “First We Feast.” “I used to live next door to my grandmother. And she used to always have incense. I used to light a match and I used to just spark that on fire. Just literally light it on fire.”

    But Jordan’s obsession didn’t stop there.

    “I would take the incense and poke it through the shower — the plastic shower curtains,” quipped Jordan, who played the Human Torch in the “Fantastic Four” movie.

    But Grandma wasn’t too pleased with his bad-boy behavior and swiftly took action. “I had my fair share of whoopings,” he laughed.

    Jordan also confessed to taking his parents’ car out to race around Jersey City, New Jersey. He said the “Fast and the Furious” franchise was his inspiration.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/18/18) THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated

    Fr 2/23: Josh Duhamel

    Soap star Chrishell Hartley doesn’t waste anything after growing up homeless

    (2/18/18) Soap star Chrishell Hartley knows the value of a dollar.

    “I was homeless a few times in my life and it was really hard growing up, but now I’m super grateful about everything,” she told Page Six via phone on Friday. “I’m still really cheap!”

    The actress-turned-realtor laughed while telling us that she still “finds [herself] doing the most ridiculous things” like reusing eye remover pads — much to the surprise of her new husband, “This Is Us” star Justin Hartley.

    “I put it back in the thing,” she explained. “I only used half of it! Justin came home from work and went to use one…he asked why there was a dirty one in there! It sounds embarrassing to say out loud, but I didn’t even think twice about it — it does sound gross! I have to reevaluate.”

    The 36-year-old also confessed via Twitter that she scrapes lipstick out of tubes when she can — but she’s still trying to solve another luxurious blunder. “I just realized you can’t take a bath bomb out halfway through ‘bombing?’ to use the other half later. It is MESSY. Need to cut it in pieces next time,” she wrote.

    The former “All My Children” regular told us that she was homeless “a few times at different ages” with the longest stint being while she was in the seventh grade. She was also homeless for “quite a bit” in the tenth grade.

    “As you can imagine, as a high schooler it wasn’t the coolest thing,” she said. “It was just really hard to live the lie at school and make sure no one knows and being really embarrassed about it. Even talking about it now I start to sweat.”

    “I definitely relate to any kid who has lived without running water or electricity or having to be the smelly kid going to school because you don’t have the resources,” she said. “It’s hard. I really relate to them and I want to help them as much as possible. It’s a unique situation that you’ll never forget where you came from.”

    Now, she works with Blessings in a Backpack and Upward Bound House to help others in similar situations to her upbringing.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/17/18) Today – NBC

    Tuesday, February 27

    (7-9 a.m.) Josh Duhamel

    Disjointed Cancelled at Netflix

    (2/14/18) Netflix has extinguished Disjointed. The streamer has pulled the plug on the Kathy Bates-fronted pot comedy after two buzz-deprived seasons, TVLine has learned.

    Co-created by Chuck Lorre, the series found Oscar-winner Bates playing the owner of a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary. The cast also included Mozart in the Jungle‘s Aaron Moten, The Flash‘s Tone Bell and Another Period‘s Betsy Sodaro.

    The show’s second season dropped last month. All told, 20 episodes were produced.

    After years of renewing even its lowest-profile shows, Netflix has entered the cancellation business in a big way of late. Recent terminations include Lady Dynamite, Love, Haters Back Off!, Chelsea, Gypsy and Girlboss.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/14/18) THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT - CBS

    Thursday, Feb. 22

    Christine Baranski

    GH Stars Are Counting Down To Killy Live

    (2/13/18) (Video) Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Billy Miller (Drew) have released a fun new video in advance of their “Killy Live” event on February 24 in New York City. Check it out below and for all the scoop on the event, check out the website here.

    ‘Judy’: Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley Join Garland Biopic Led By Renée Zellweger

    (2/13/18) American Horror Story’s Finn Wittrock has been set to play Mickey Deans, the fifth husband of Judy Garland, in Judy, the true story of the singer and actress’ final concerts in London. Also joining the cast is Beast‘s Jessie Buckley as Rosalyn Wilder, the production assistant who looked after Garland during those performances. Renee Zellweger is playing the legendary singer/actress.

    From Pathe and Calamity Films, Judy will be helmed by British stage director and Tony nominee Rupert Goold. The film is based on a script written by Tom Edge (The Crown) and will be produced by BAFTA winner David Livingstone (Pride) for Calamity. Pathé will distribute Judy in the UK, France and Switzerland and is handling sales throughout the rest of the world. It will screen footage for buyers in Cannes after shooting March-May.

    Set in winter 1968, the story takes place 30 years after Garland played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. When she arrives in Swinging London to prepare for a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town, she battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Deans. And yet Garland is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.

    The film will feature some of Garland’s best-known songs, celebrating her voice, capacity for love and the pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Zellweger notably showed off her pipes in 2002 musical Chicago, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.

    Wittrock (The Big Short, American Horror Story) recently joined crime thriller Semper Fi opposite Jai Courtney and Nat Wolff with shooting this month. He is repped by CAA and Weissenbach Management Ltd. Buckley has appeared in Steven Knight and Tom Hardy’s FX/BBC series Taboo and stars in Michael Pearce’s Beast which made a splash in Toronto and will be released by 30WEST and Roadside Attractions on May 11 domestically. She’s next up in Tom Harper’s Country Music and is repped by CAA and Lindy King at United Agents in the UK.

    Actor Patrick Boll Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute in Undercover Sting

    (2/13/18) Actor Patrick Boll (ex-Steve Phillips, As The World Turns/ex-lawyer, All My Children) was busted along with 5 others in a Florida prostitution sting.

    The actor, whose credits include "Gossip Girl," "How to be Single," and "Burn After Reading," was arrested in a Naples hotel. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70.

    Boll allegedly gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex from Det. F.S.S."

    He was booked for soliciting prostitution and has already bailed out.

    One of the men arrested -- Judge Jay Rosman -- was also booked for resisting arrest.

    The 6 men allegedly made contact with an undercover officer by text. They thought they were meeting a prostitute in a Naples hotel. The undercover officer, posing as a prostitute, negotiated a price with the men and at that point they were busted.

    Laurence Lau on Blue Bloods 3/9/18

    (2/13/18) “Tale of Two Cities” – Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a man who was living a double life with two separate families, and Anthony tries to resist when Erin asks him to help investigate his old partner, whom she suspects of stealing drug money. Also, Frank deliberates between two candidates for the chief of transit position, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Sean Kleier (Bobby Jones), Lauren Patten (Officer Rachel Whitten), Laurence Lau (Wayne Green).

    Jan Maxwell Has Died; Five-Time Tony Nominee Praised ‘Law & Order’ In New York Times

    (2/12/18) Jan Maxwell, a supremely gifted comic actress whose five Tony Award nominations included two in the same season, died today of cancer, her son, William Maxwell-Lunny, confirmed. She was 61.

    Maxwell was both talented and beloved, known for her professionalism and timing, whether it was for a sly patrician snarl or a bit of business put over with minimum exaggeration for maximum effect. Her notable musical comedy performances included roles in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies (which also ran in Los Angeles), the Sherman brothers’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. She most recently appeared as Hester Ferris in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Anthony Giardina’s The City of Conversation. Her many television series appearances included recurring roles on CBS’ Brain Dead and The Good Wife and WE’s The Divide.

    Maxwell earned Tony nominations for her performances in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005), Coram Boy (2007), Lend Me a Tenor and The Royal Family (2010) and Follies (2012).

    Maxwell also was one of countless New York stage actors who found crucial employment and paychecks in Dick Wolf’s Gotham-based cop procedurals, beginning with Law & Order. In a 2010 Op-Ed for The New York Times, she wrote, “We claimed the show as our own; not only did it give us stage actors a temporary job, but it also employed old theater pros, like Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston, in leading roles.” Some 700 speaking roles, she said, “played by actors from all walks of New York life, were doled out yearly by what we eventually called ‘the mother ship.’ “

    In the final paragraph, she described a scene with Waterston that had begun conventionally. “But then, he turns and walks away into one of the most beautiful New York snowfalls I’ve ever seen,” Maxwell wrote. “At that moment I fell in love with the city all over again, and with the show, too. It reminded me that for New York theater actors, Law & Order did more than just pay for dinner. It was a part of our family.”

    In addition to her son, Maxwell is survived by her husband, playwright and actor Robert Emmet Lunney.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/9/18) The View - ABC

    Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”)

    Winsor Harmon Is Starring in a New Movie!

    (2/8/18) Fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL who miss seeing Winsor Harmon as Thorne Forrester can look forward to watching him in a new movie titled Emer that he’s preparing to shoot overseas! “The dream is real,” he shared on Instagram. “Shooting in Scotland. I love my craft.”

    While it’s still too early for any details on the film by Ally McClelland, from the hashtags Harmon used, it’s a story about vikings and vampires. Which will he be playing — a viking, a vampire… or perhaps both? He used the hashtag “Faolon,” which could be the name of his character. We just want a peek inside that script to see what it's all about!

    B&B fans were upset when Harmon revealed in September of 2017 that the soap had decided to recast the role of Thorne, but he was supportive of his replacement, Ingo Rademacher, when the news broke. And he is clearly still beloved by his former castmates. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) commented “So awesome! Yay!” on his Instagram post about the news.

    As more details regarding Emer and Harmon’s role in the film are revealed, we’ll be sure to let you know. Especially if Harmon starts sharing photos from the set in Scotland! So stay tuned as this story develops.

    ‘The Village’: Michaela McManus, Frankie Faison & Jerod Haynes Cast In NBC Pilot

    (2/8/18) Michaela McManus (SEAL Team), Jerod Haynes (Southside With You) and Banshee alum Frankie Faison have booked series regular roles on NBC’s The Village pilot.

    Written/executive produced by Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it.

    McManus will play Sarah, a caring nurse and mother of a pregnant teen who was a teen mom herself. Haynes will portray Ben, a local police officer and tenant of the apartment building. Faison will play Ron, a man who’s very caring and willing to help anyone.

    McManus played Grace Karn on Aquarius and recently appeared as Alana Hayes on SEAL Team. She is repped by UTA and Principato-Young.

    Chicago native Haynes most recently appeared in the feature Southside with You and has guest-starred on Chicago Med, Sense8 and Empire. He can currently be seen starring in Blueprint for The Orchard, which Haynes co-produced and co-wrote and was directed by Daryl Wein. He next will be seen in Netflix and Blumhouse Prods’ Benji. Haynes is represented by WME, Marsh Entertainment and Patti Felker at Felker Toczek.

    Faison, known for his roles as Sugar Bates on Cinemax’s Banshee and Commissioner Ervin Burrell on The Wire, most recently recurred on Grey’s Anatomy and guest-starred on The Good Fight. He is with Vanguard Management.

    James Patrick Stuart Shooting a Pilot — See His Wild New Look!

    (2/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Fans might not recognize GENERAL HOSPITAL star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) with the new look he’s sporting for a project he’s currently filming in New York City! “And now for something completely different,” he tweeted with a photo of himself wearing glasses with spiked-up hair and a scruff of facial hair covering his chin!

    While Stuart hasn’t revealed any details regarding this new role, when someone on Twitter suggested he was playing a young Sigmund Freud, he replied: “Close! Very close!” The actor then followed up with another photo where he appeared to be in costume and without the glasses. “Abe Linkin?” he joked “Working on a pilot in NYC. Can’t tell you details.”

    Stuart does look a bit like a young Abraham Lincoln, but you can’t even tell from the photo if his costume is period or modern dress. He’s doing a very good job of keeping this secret project a secret! However, while he is delighted to be back working in New York City again (he starred on ALL MY CHILDREN as Will Cortlandt in the ‘90s), he still misses his home in California. “Miss my wife and kids,” he tweeted. “And my Land Rover. And Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Finola Hughes (Anna) and warmth.”

    Hughes replied: “Aw, James! Miss you back!” But since this is just a pilot, Stuart shouldn’t be away from GH for too long. Heck, with all the drama currently going on in Port Charles, viewers might not even notice Valentin is missing for a little while! Still, fans are hoping that whatever this mystery project is, it doesn’t take him away from the soap for an extended length of time because they want to see a lot more of Valentin!

    As soon as Stuart reveals more about his new role, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    ALL MY CHILDREN's Tad and Dixie on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — "I'd Just Love It!"

    (2/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) After James Patrick Stuart shared a photo of his wife with Michael E. Knight, a fan suggested that his GENERAL HOSPITAL character, Valentin, invite Tad and Dixie to Spoon Island for a dinner party! The actor joked: “How great would it be if Franco and Liz ran into them at a couple’s retreat?”

    Stuart worked alongside Knight as Tad and Cady McClain as Dixie when he appeared on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN as Will Cortlandt back in the ‘90s. And he’d love to see both actors back on daytime, especially if it was on GH! “Cady, would you ever consider a cameo on GH with Michael Knight?” Stuart tweeted to his former co-star. “I’d just love it if Maura West (Ava) ran into Tad and Dixie on a flight back from Miami Beach!”

    If Ava ran into Dixie, it wouldn’t be the first time that McClain and West would share the screen. The two actors appeared together on the CBS soap AS THE WORLD TURNS from 2003-2010 when McClain took over the role of Rosanna Cabot, sister to West’s Carly Tenney. “So glad I had the opportunity to play with her as an actor,” McClain tweeted back to Stuart. “And you, too, oh TV brother of mine! So many siblings!”

    If Tad and Dixie paid a visit to Port Charles and ran into Sonny, it would also reunite their portrayers with Maurice Benard, who before joining GH, started his acting career as AMC’s Nico Kelly! And if Dixie had to pop into General Hospital for some reason, she could run into Kevin Collins, who is played by McClain’s real-life husband, Jon Lindstrom (Who also played Craig Montgomery alongside her and West on ATWT!)!

    Unfortunately, this is all just a fantasy cooked up by Stuart, but it would certainly be a lot of fun to see Tad and Dixie again, even if only briefly. Especially for fans of AMC who have been missing all the residents of Pine Valley since the long-running soap came to an end in 2011. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility now that ABC has the rights to AMC and ONE LIFE TO LIVE back (Hillary B. Smith brought her OLTL character of Nora Buchanan to GH for a couple of brief stints), but it’s just a fun idea for now!

    Chicago Fire: NYPD Blue's Kim Delaney Cast as Kelly Severide's Mother

    (2/6/18) Chicago Fire is finally completing Kelly Severide’s troubled family tree, tapping NYPD Blue alumna Kim Delaney to play the firefighter’s mother, TVLine has learned.

    Delaney will guest-star in an upcoming Season 6 episode as Jennifer Sheridan, who is described as warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. Severide’s mom may have at one point partied like it was 1979, but she has now embraced the straight and narrow path. While she may claim to have moved on from the past and her messy divorce from ex-husband Benny (played by Treat Williams), old habits die very hard.

    As viewers might recall, Severide was raised by his mother after his dad left the family, but the young man didn’t have an easy home life. During high school, Severide lived with Chicago Med‘s April Sexton and her parents for a period of time.

    “We’ll have an explanation for why you haven’t seen [Jennifer] in five years that won’t be crazy,” executive producer Derek Haas previously told TVLine. When she comes back, “it’s not a shocker, it’s not a surprise, to Severide.” Haas also expressed her desire to get Williams back for the storyline, “but it’s hard because he’s not a regular on our show,” the EP noted.

    In addition to her role as Det. Diane Russell on NYPD Blue, Delaney’s many TV credits include Army Wives, The O.C., CSI: Miami and Philly.

    Chicago Fire returns with new episodes after the Olympics, on Thursday, March 1 at 10/9c on NBC.

    Laurence Lau on Blue Bloods 3/2/18

    (2/6/18) “Legacy” – Danny considers taking a new job that would ease his financial struggles after investigating the death of a wealthy man. Also, Nicky tries to avoid involving her family when she is sexually harassed by her boss (Sean Kleier) at her new internship, and Garrett advises Frank to regain the public’s trust after a rookie cop is caught on video questioning a pedestrian’s immigration status, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Sean Kleier (Bobby Jones), Lauren Patten (Officer Rachel Whitten), Laurence Lau (Wayne Green).

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/2/18) THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated

    Tu 2/6: Michael B. Jordan

    Susan Lucci, Ralph Macchio among LIers performing in ‘Celebrity Autobiography’

    (2/1/18) Celebrity autobiographies aren’t necessarily funny. Until, that is, they get into the hands of a show called, wait for it, “Celebrity Autobiography,” a Drama Desk-winning comedy show in which other celebrities read from the books, putting their own unique spin on the material.

    Coming up, some names with Long Island ties join the fun. Soap star Susan Lucci of Garden City, Huntington-born actor Ralph Macchio, TV personality John Fugelsang, raised in Setauket, and “Saturday Night Live” writer Alan Zweibel, who grew up in Wantagh and Woodmere, are set for upcoming shows. At the Triad in Manhattan, Lucci and Zweibel perform March 5 and Macchio and Fugelsang on March 10. At Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington on March 9, Macchio and Zweibel are scheduled. At various performances, they’ll be joined by, among others, Josh Lucas, who’s currently in “The Parisian Woman,” Janeane Garofalo and Cady Huffman.

    Among the books in the show’s crosshairs are those by J.Lo, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley. When the show played the Hamptons a few years back, Lucci, along with Christie Brinkley and Debbie Harry, had some fun with “Kardashian Konfidential.”

    For ticket and specific casting information, go to celebrityautobiography.com or landmarkonmainstreet.org.

    The Young and the Restless Actress Melissa Claire Egan to Exit CBS Soap

    (2/1/18) Melissa Claire Egan is putting Genoa City in her rearview mirror.

    The actress is leaving CBS’ The Young and the Restless after six years on the soap opera, she announced Wednesday.

    “I love the show (and this genre) so very much, and am so grateful to this amazing crew and cast, especially my beyond wonderful [co-star] Josh Morrow,” she wrote on Twitter.

    @MClaireEgan : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU52BDeU0AAbihi.jpg

    Egan joined the daytime drama’s cast as Chelsea Lawson in 2011. She previously played Annie on All My Children; her other TV credits include Bones and Men at Work.

    TVLine has reached out to Y&R for comment. No word yet on whether the role of Chelsea will be recast.

    Nominees Announced For The 9th Annual Indie Series Awards

    (2/1/18) The nominees for the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards were announced today, and LADIES OF THE LAKE, the series based on the book by DAYS’s Executive Producer Ken Corday, and helmed by DAYS alum Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, who is also nominated for Lead Actor) and Writer Michael Caruso, led the pack with 18 nominations, followed by THE BAY with 16. Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The nominated actors are:

    Best Drama Series
    Anacostia
    The Bay
    Giants
    L.A. Macabre
    Ladies of the Lake
    Riley Parra
    Running With Violet
    Teenagers

    Best Lead Actor – Drama
    Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
    Kristos Andrews, The Bay
    Aidan Bristow, L.A. Macabre
    Ryan Hellquist, L.A. Macabre
    Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
    Kyseem Roberts, Oldhead

    Best Lead Actress – Drama
    Tamieka Chavis, Anacostia
    Kate Conway, Out With Dad
    Marem Hassler, Riley Parra
    Jessica Morris, Ladies of the Lake
    Karrueche Tran, The Bay
    Corsica Wilson, L.A. Macabre

    Best Supporting Actor – Drama
    Raymond Ablack, Teenagers
    Brandon Beemer, The Bay
    Levi Jennings, At Bay
    Will Lash, Anacostia
    Eric Nelsen, The Bay
    Andreas Wyder, Or So the Story Goes

    Best Supporting Actress – Drama
    Olivia Baptista, Here We Wait
    Jillian Clare, Ladies of the Lake
    Jade Harlow, The Bay
    Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
    Maeve Quinlan, Riley Parra
    Brandy Redd, L.A. Macabre

    Best Guest Actor – Drama
    Tremayne Norris, Anacostia
    Thomas Calabro, The Bay
    Bruce Davison, The Bay
    Chad Duell, The Bay
    Ian Buchanan, Ladies of the Lake
    Paul Eiding, Riley Parra

    Best Guest Actress – Drama
    Jennifer Bassey, Anacostia
    Patrika Darbo, The Bay
    Patrika Darbo, Ladies of the Lake
    Dee Freeman, Anacostia
    Arianne Zucker, Ladies of the Lake
    Judi Blair, Anacostia

    Best Lead Actor – Comedy
    Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
    John Loos, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Dan Pearlman, Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Wesley Taylor, Indoor Boys
    Pat Thornton, Filth City
    Alex Wyse, Indoor Boys

    Best Lead Actress – Comedy
    Lisa Ebersole, 37 Problems
    Meghan Heffern, How to Buy a Baby
    Alesha Reneé, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Paula Rhodes, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare
    Rachel B. Joyce, Royally

    Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
    Gastón Armagno The Amazing Hoolister Park
    Michael Colyar, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Tom Costello, ThreadBare
    Percy Daggs III, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Andy King, Filth City
    Michael Perrie Jr., F’d (another effing web series)

    Best Supporting Actress – Comedy
    Juliette Danielle, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    June Diane Raphael, ThreadBare
    Kathleen Phillips, Filth City
    Victoria Rowell, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Medina Senghore, Friend Therapy
    Jacklyn Zeman, Misguided

    Best Guest Actor – Comedy
    Jim Beaver, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Devin Field, Doin’ It
    Frankie Grande, Indoor Boys
    Chris Kervick, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Michael Litchfield, Valet
    Zac Titus, Bad Timing

    Best Guest Actress – Comedy
    Patrika Darbo, Indoor Boys
    Emma Hunter, How to Buy a Baby
    Becca Levine, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Mindy Sterling, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    Caryn Ward Ross, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Leslie Watkins, Doin’ It


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    Facts

    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 normal...no 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 nanettelepore.neimanmarcus.com.

    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 (porridgeclothing.com) 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 www.RozaeNichols.com

    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 carriehaddadgallery.com.

    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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