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Crystal Chappell Co-Hosts the 25th Annual Emery Awards to benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute!

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Photo Credit: Thomas Evans Photography

The 25th Annual Emery Awards, held on Thursday, November 10th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, was a celebration to remember. The event raised $1.3 million for the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Venice creator and star, Crystal Chappell, who is also a HMI Ambassador and Good Morning America’s Sam Champion co-hosted the awards ceremony that honored Newark, NJ Mayor Cory A. Booker, Charles Fagan of Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s, whose award was accepted by Jeff Gennette of Macy’s, Inc. Joining them on stage was Kenneth Cole, Gayle King, and Ralph Lauren. NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Harvey Milk School alum Kerry Neal gave a heartwarming special tribute to Fred Goldhaber – the first teacher of the Harvey Milk School who passed away last year. Alan Cumming and Christie’s Brian McComack auctioned off a trip to Parrot Cay and 25th Annual Emery Awards Legacy Plaques. HMI youth groups Stars of Change and CHAT stole the show with their performance that honored the adults who have made a positive impact in their lives. And, to cap off the event, Tony award winning actress Betty Buckley reprised “Memory” before the after party, Après Emery, got underway.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.  Founded in New York City in 1979, the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) provides a comprehensive counseling, case management and after-school environment for over 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families from over 300 surrounding zip codes.  HMI’s mission of Empowerment, Education and Advocacy fosters healthy youth development via direct services and referrals as well as innovative social service and academic enrichment programs that other organizations around the country now use as models.  HMI is a registered 501 (c) (3) supported by government, private sector and individual supporters including HMI Ambassadors Andy Bell, Crystal Chappell, Judy Gold, Tim Gunn, Cheyenne Jackson, Heather Matarazzo, Carole Pope, Kimora Lee Simons, Robert Verdi and BD Wong.  For more information please visit www.hmi.org!

 

 

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Welcome To The New Michael Fairman TV: A Note From Michael Fairman

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

With gratitude,

XO

Michael

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Hunter King Returns To Y&R On Contract

It’s going to be a long hot summer when Hunter King reprises her role of Summer Newman on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

 The actress, whose primetime comedy series Life in Pieces has been renewed by CBS, is now set for double duty. She will return to her daytime beginnings when she first airs on Monday, June 4th. The news was first reported by TV line. King is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

When we last saw King in 2016, the character of Summer took a break from her college studies to travel the world. When she returns, she will waste no time digging in her heels and getting into all sorts of trouble. What will happen when her mother Phyllis, played by Gina Tognoni, finds out Summer is back in Genoa City? Stay tuned.

So, are you excited to hear that King is on her way back to Y&R? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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