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ABC Daytime Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Finale! – Photo Gallery

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The curtain came down on a fantastic 7-year run for ABC Daytime Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event last night in New York when the stars of All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live headed to the stage to sing, dance, and perform their hearts out to a packed crowd.

We hear that over $301,000 was raised for this year’s event and that during the entire run of this special one night showcase, the event has now raised over $1.8 million towards the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Kudos to All My Children publicist, Michael Cohen for creating the ABC Daytime salute, and this year there were some fresh faces plus some of the regular ABC Daytime superstars who served up an entertaining evening.  Some of the highlights included: GH’s Tony Geary performing, I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles, Jonathan Jackson’s, Endless Night, OLTL’s Kristen Alderson performing, Trouble, and her on-screen mom, Kassie DePaiva singing, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.  Llanview’s resident heartthrobs, David Gregory, Nic Robuck, Lenny Platt, Tom Degnan, Josh Kelly, and Mark Lawson were involved in some solo numbers, and then some of the guys took to a skit titled, “Dude, Where Is My Shirt?”  Soap fan Jan Morrison won the opportunity to perform in it by being the highest bidder on the online auction for the event.  Susan Lucci made a very special surprise appearance near the end of the show.  It is  bittersweet to have to see this powerful and creative event have to come to a conclusion, but before we do, take a look at our special photo gallery below from the red carpet arrivals to the performances that rocked the house!

Remember to view the photo gallery slideshow in it’s entirety, you can hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the right of the + symbol to view all 23 images in the gallery, or, you can just let the slideshow play.  Enjoy!

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I would have given everything to see Tony Geary sing “I Am What I Am” in drag no less!…

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Can some of these people (Tom Degnan, Nic Robuck, and Josh Kelly) ACTUALLY carry a tune, or were they just good sports and winged it out for a special cause?

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OK, so I see JK’s picture above the article! So, is this guy really a good singer if anyone was there that night at BC?

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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WATCH: Live With Kelly And Ryan’s All My Children Halloween Reboot

In one of the funniest satires of a soap opera, Live with Kelly and Ryan annual Halloween episode had this year as its theme the trend in Hollywood to reboot TV shows and more.  So, what should they pick as one of the shows they spoof?  You betcha … Kelly’s first major acting gig on All My Children where she played Hayley Vaughan!

Joining Kelly in the  Halloween”Reboot” of All My Children were Ripa’s real-life hubby Mark Consuelos who played Mateo Santos back on the ABC daytime drama series.

Then, also joining in the throwback fun was none other than the original Kendall Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, the one and only Susan Lucci, reprising her role of Erica Kane, and All My Children Superfan, Bravo host and producer, Andy Cohen stepping in as a recast Mateo!

Ryan Seacrest wasn’t left out! He took on the role of Erica’s longtime love, Jackson Montgomery. In addition, Eva LaRue took part in the send-up reprising her role of Maria Santos, and then there is the mysterious Farfel Fargate! Who knew? Myrtle had a brother?

Watch the All My Children reboot below!  Then let us know what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

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