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Rebecca Budig reveals she wanted Leo & Greenlee to be together at the end of AMC!

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Everyone loved seeing Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) on-screen with Josh Duhamel when he returned for a brief stint as Leo du Pres, recently on All My Children. Problem was Duhamel’s return made Leo  just a dream and not one of the Pine Valley un-dead, care of the Project Orpheus.

Now Budig is admitting to TV Guide, just how she wanted Greenlee’s happy ending to turn out as All My Children bids farewell on network television on September 23rd. “You know how I wanted Leo to come back? I wanted him to be my ending,” Taking nothing away from Ryan (Cameron Mathison), but I wanted Leo and Greenlee to go through this whole thing. I wanted to be struggling because I find out he’s alive, and when I find him, he’s struggling because I’m the love of his life. In the end, I wanted them to go off together. The audience doesn’t know what’s going to happen to them, we just see them going away.”

Instead, of course, Greenlee woke up to find Zach (Thorsten Kaye), still alive after going down in a plane crash several months ago.  “It was a little bizarre. I was thrilled to work with Josh again, but it was sort of a tease, too,” Budig said.

The actress went on to admit, “I had something special with Josh that I’ve never had with anyone. It just felt really real and authentic and that’s hard to come by. I do feel that with Cameron, too, though. I don’t know — I got lucky.”

Would you have preferred a Leo and Greenlee reunion as AMC fades to black on ABC? Let us know!

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S&CILoveVilly

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say HECK YES!!!! Rylee is putrid disgusting crap that is insuluting to the longtime viewers of AMC. Heck, even the actors don’t like it. Put Greenleo and Ryan/Gillian together and call it a day.

Jillian
Jillian

Absolutely!!! Rebecca understands and knows the GreenLeo fans so well! As happy as I was to see Josh come back as Leo, it was a HUGE disappointment that the writers chose to have him come back simply as a dream. I mean, Josh returning was a GIFT, and that was the best they could do?! Seriously, Rebecca was so right. Her ending for Greenlee would have been THE perfect ending, not only for Greenlee herself, but for Leo & Greenlee together. After all, they were one of AMC’s most loved couples EVER! There’s no reason why they couldn’t have written that way. As far as I’m concerned, once again AMC blew it BIG TIME! I wish Rebecca all the best and I hope she gets a chance to work with Josh again some day, hopefully on the big screen. Their chemistry is too incredible not to be seen again!

Torrey
Torrey

Nice to see someone’s in touch with what the audience wanted. Why in the hell didn’t they write it so that Leo was alive and so that he and Greenlee rode off into the sunset? I don’t know how they are going to do the whole Gillian story, since it was released that she is coming back, but if she shows up alive and Leo isn’t that will be a real disappointment for me. It doesn’t make sense, since we all saw her die, go through the operation and be buried…..but Leo whose body was never recovered is dead? Greenlee should be with Leo!! Not Ryan….

Blake
Blake

It is funny how the actors and the audience know what’s working and what doesn’t but not the people in charge, Frons mostly (but then again he is the idiot who canned OLTL when it’s the highest rated soap on his network!!! Moron!)
I love Leo and Greenlee too, they were my favorite thing about AMC EVER!!! Seeing clips of them from the past shows me how perfect they were and how much Leo is missed!!! At least the actor came back before it goes off.

Kelli
Kelli

Perhaps Josh/Leo didn’t have the time or desire to come and stay. I have also missed him a lot. He and Greenlee definitly had chemistry.

Cath
Cath

Something tells me that Leo would have turned out alive if the Prospect Park deals hadn’t come into play. That said, even then, if Rebecca Budig was sure to not make the transition to the web soap, they could have worked out in time a GreenLeo happy ending.

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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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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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