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ABC & SOAPnet Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS events announced!

Broadwaycares.gifThe 5th Annual ABC & SOAPnet SALUTES Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has some nifty happenings around the March 9th Big Apple event!

First.  the producers are proud to announce a second day for fans of ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GENERAL HOPSITAL to meet and greet their favorite ABC Daytime stars.

The event, which is part of the Soap Nation Tour, will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the set of ABC’s THE VIEW, at 320 West 66th street in New York. There will be a minimum $10.00 cash preferred donation per person, with all proceeds benefiting BC/EFA. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as autographs are limited. Actors’ headshots will be provided.

Talent confirmed thus far includes:  Thorsten Kay, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams and Cameron Mathison from ALL MY CHILDREN, Kristen Alderson, Farah Fath, John-Paul Lavoisier, Erika Slezak, Trevor St. John and Bree Williamson from ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Tony Geary from GENERAL HOSPITAL (talent participation is subject to change).

Tickets are still available for the Monday, March 9 benefit performance at Town Hall in New York City, which is headlined by Susan Lucci and hosted by Cameron Mathison. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwaycares.org.

Also make sure to be part of the “Soap Power Couple” donations with the winner to be revealed onstage at Town Hall on Mondsy. Marcy 9, 2009!

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The Bold and the Beautiful Turns 33 Today; Thanks Fans For Tuning In Each and Every Day

Show your love for your favorite ABC Daytime “Power Couple” like AMC’s Erica and Jackson or OLTL’s Nora and Clint, or GH’s Sonny and Kate.  There are twenty-four classic ABC Daytime couples to choose from, each with their own web page where you can make a direct donation in their name to BC/EFA.  The “Power Couple” who raises the most money from donations will be named ABC & SOAPnet SALUTES BC/EFA “Power Couple of 2009”

PLEASE NOTE: All online donations are fully tax deductible. Eligibility will be all donations made online between 12:01am on November 15, 2008 through 11:59pm on February 27, 2009.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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Former All My Children Stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Donate 1 Million Dollars To Coronavirus Relief Efforts

We knew them when, and over the years, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have become households names since their humble beginnings as Hayley and Mateo Santos on ABC’s All My Children.

Now the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan along with her real-life hubby, and Riverdale star are swinging into action to help those in need affected by COVID-19.

According to PEOPLE: “The couple have donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts amid the ongoing pandemic.”

Kelly and Mark’s contribution will be allocated in part to the New York Governor’s Office for the purchase of urgently needed ventilators and additionally towards WIN, an organization running 11 women’s shelters across New York City.

New York has been one of the U.S. states hardest hit by Coronavirus, which as of Thursday had reported 4,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths.

Many celebrities and pro athletes are jumping into action, making donations and helping others including” Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Ciara and Russell Wilson, JJ Watt, Kristen Bell and this weekend Rosie O’Donnell with her live-stream talk show for the Actors Fund.

What do you think of the good will shown by Kelly and Mark? Comment below.

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Hallmark Channel Halts Production Of 'Home & Family' and New Movie Production During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Hallmark Channel Halts Production Of ‘Home & Family’ and New Movie Production During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the weekend, there were more announced changes to production schedules in Hollywood due to taking precautionary measures for those spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Crown Media Family Networks released a statement regarding its suspension of any new original movies (which usually feature many current former or current soap stars,) as well as its popular daytime lifestyle series Home & Family, hosted by All My Children’s Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos.  That series is filmed in Los Angeles

The official statement from the network read: “Our top priority is the health and safety of all cast, crew, and guests who are part of our productions. As new information becomes available regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided to suspend production on our daytime lifestyle series, “Home & Family,” which films daily at Universal Studios, CA. The earliest a new episode could be taped is March 30, though no decision has been made about when production will resume. We plan to air encore episodes at this time, and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and state officials to determine the best time to return and produce new episodes of Home & Family. Crown Media is also temporarily suspending production on its original movies, which are shot in various locations in the U.S. and around the world, and we will continue to monitor the global situation with assistance from health officials. The production pauses are a proactive measure to safeguard all involved.”

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So, what do you think of the halt for Home & Family and more, due to the COVAD-19 pandemic? Comment below.

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