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All New THE VIEW Premieres Monday! Will Rosie, Rosie, Nicolle and Whoopi Click With The Audience?

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The revamped and retooled The View has its season premiere on Monday morning, September 15th,  on ABC.  With a new executive producer in tow, a new studio home, a new look, and a brand new mash-up of co-hosts, can The View return to glory and enchant the viewers?

Whoopi Goldberg is the only remaining co-host from last season, and she will be joined by the returning Rosie O’Donnell, and first time panelists; Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace!  Just the other day the first group photo of the new The View gals was released (pictured here).

As well in some recent electronic press interviews, O’Donnell revealed one of her reasons to returning to the fold: “What drew me back was the opportunity to work with Whoopi Goldberg.  I have admired her since I saw her in her first one-woman show, back when we were both younger and less gray.”  Rosie also offered up  who’s trulu the brains of the new panel: “Nicolle is much smarter I ever will be.  She probably would kick my ass on the SATs.”

Nicolle Wallace offered up: “I’d love to hear what my co-hosts think about this country maybe having to do something to protect ourselves from these new terrorists Isis.  I think people want to hear what Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez think about things.”

So are you interested in hearing what the four ladies have to say about numerous topics each morning? Do you think this configuration will be a success?   Are you going to check the revamped line-up? Let us know!

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su0000
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su0000

lol!!!
yuck!
I have watched the view for about 10 minutes at different times..
It is noisy lol … they just talk about nonsense stuff.. ..
It was a bit horrible when they all laugh once at at each other.. LOUD!
I do not like it .. It is meaningless ..

I’m sure others enjoy it, but not for me ..

Harry
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Harry

Rosie looks great! I will give it a chance as I have not watched this show in years.

Amanda
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Amanda

This show is heading down the tubes and lost its freshness long ago. It seems like this is sort of a last ditch effort to save it. Honestly, how many times can the panelists, who always talk at the same time over each other, be changed on this show before most people are turned off of it?

Rosie O’Donnell, again? No thanks. I couldn’t care less what that overbearing loudmouth thinks about anything. She wore out her welcome years ago on her former daytime talk show.

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

Agreed – she’s totally obnoxious –
this show has had it – if ABC had half a brain they would bring back
a combo of ONE LIFE TO LIVE with overtones of ALL MY CHILDREN –
That’s what they should do, not this crap –

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Why on earth they would rehire Rosie O’Donnell is beyond me! The way she acted in that infamous show of her argument with Elisabeth Hasselbeck should have closed the View door to any return ever! I also expect her to butt heads with Whoopie. When Rosie was on previously, she was the moderator (in control of the conversation); she won’t want to take a backseat to Whoopie. I’m no fan of Whoopie either. Whoopie always makes sure Whoopie gets her points across and routinely cuts off the other panelists, particularly if they disagree with her. Whoopie also loves to play… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

The way Rosie acted? Listen, it’s TPTB from ABC who split the screen who are the real culprits here. They exploited the heck out of the fight between those two women while playing it for it is worth. Rosie is great, she looks great after losing the weight and today she seemed like she was trying real hard to tone it down. Whoopi also looked great and is always a sight for sore eyes. They paid a very touching homage to Joan Rivers and spoke of Robin Williams. I don’t watch The View but will try and tune in from… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Anyone who argues with Elizabeth Hasselbeck is okay by me. Go Rosie!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, James. I get what you are saying, but everyone deserves a second chance. As you have indicated, O’Donnell had a ‘beef’ with Elizabeth. They never did mesh. I like Rosie O and also like Rosie P. So, it remains to be seen…I hope it is all for the good. I am beyond happy to see Whoopi stay put. I love her so much…what a delight to listen to her no-nonsense comments….she is both honest and diplomatic…..and, lest I forget; her humor never gets old or mundane. If anyone can keep order in ‘the court’ that is the view, it… Read more »

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

The View is so bland now. Hot topics is so annoying, it sounds like a public service announcement.

Harry
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Harry

They’re just trying out their sea legs, Lou. It felt a little awkward but they’ll get there.
I think Whoopi is very sad about losing her very dear friend Robin Williams and she is just trying to hold it together. It can’t be easy for her.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Bland? Is that why a certain ‘TALK’ show mimics it?…. Down to the number of hosts (originally 5) to sitting at ‘THE’ table.
At least, there is always one panelist with a little more education than the school of Black Sabbath.

tyler
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tyler

These talk shows are full of narcissistic hypocrites who pretend their behavior and lives are much fuller and honest than the people they’re gossiping about. I’ll stick with Oprah, at least I know she’s coming from a good place.

Jared
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Jared

The only place Oprah comes from is narcissism. She’s the worst of them all.

tyler
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tyler

Oprah is an open book and far from narcissistic. There’s nothing wrong with having pride in your accomplishments, she went from nothing to a self made billionaire without stepping on any toes and she has always treated people with the upmost respect. These talk shows, news shows and radio shows believe humiliating people, gossiping, talking over one another and making assumptions about someone’s personal life based on tabloid rumors is entertainment.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Tyler…it is called entertainment…some of us like it, some of us don ‘t. That ‘s not to say I don’t miss Oprah…I love her to the hilt. But, she’s one of a kind and she is hard to compare to any other. There are a chosen few in this world….she is one of them.
I LOVE THE VIEW. By the same token, you are entitled to your opinion……let’s not call the kettle black….who is narcissistic ?

Charday
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Charday

A bunch of cackling hens talking over each other. I will only watch (on you tube) for the inevitable bitch-fight between Rosie O and Whoopi. You know it’s coming!

nancy
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nancy

I watched for awhile and then had to stop.There is no chemistry anymore.I felt so bad for whoppi.The show is horrible.

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Elite Advisors

Well I just finished watching it, as I taped it only for curiosity… it was dull and boring. A lot of forced happy smiles… I absolutely cannot imagine this show going past this year. They called it the new view, and the craziest thing was it opened by kissing Barbara Walters hand as she was seated in a throne, as the Queen. It was absolutely ridiculous! Whoopis face during that was hilarious, you gotta watch that just for the laugh! Can you even imagine? LOL! ABC better get ready to find another replacement. On another note, I also taped the… Read more »

Shelly
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Shelly

Quit watching Years ago. All they would ever do is scream and talk over each other. Plus I can NOT stand Rosie Odonnel! I got grass to watch grow instead of watch that!

Jared
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Jared

We live in a world where Rosie O’Donnell is on abc daytime and Erika Slezak is not. That’s sad.

Patrick
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Patrick

they need to get hack to the around the table… like adults and talk it out that seating setup was too much posturing…. staid… polite… and formal I don’t expect to see cat fights….. all the producers have to do is watch the talk.. and get that their 4 personalities manage quite well around the table in a close knit fit Whoopie, Rose P., and Rosie O… have wonderful personalities to share…. just cut to the chase and leap forward I also thought the set was too bright and colorful… if that’s the case… go with it…. enliven spar… shared… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like The Talk. That’s an example of four women with sometimes differing opinions/perspectives who manage to discuss it while being fun, funny and entertaining. For the most part a very feel-good show.

By contrast, I detested The View…opinionated, judemental, sometimes racist, sometimes anti-semitic…very combative.

mgb357
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mgb357

Why is this story even on this soap related website. I don’t care…

BUT — it would have been nice if ABC would have spent actual advertising dollars on the soaps. Maybe the audience wouldn’t have disappeared.. Just wish this show would vanish…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

As mentioned above I watched The View on off hours years ago. Started off good…degenerated quickly. I tuned in to see the new panel and for me, it’s not working. It’s uncomfortable…they’re trying so hard to not argue that it’s awkward. However, I saw a glimpse of what’s to come and I don’t like it. Example: The woman with the Republican point of view, Nicole Wallace, said she felt Joe Biden worked well with others because he genuinely liked people. Obama didn’t work well with others because she feels he doesn’t like people. Rosie O’Donnell’s response? (And I’m paraphrasing…) “So… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

It is just as bad when a certain panelist on THE TALK makes cultural slurs against Italians. My mother-in-law, who is Italian-born was so upset, she called the network in California. Of course, nothing was done about it because Julie Chen’s husband is the producer of that show. I live in Suffolk County, NY….which includes Southampton…..a lot of gossip circulates in these small communities.I had already stopped watching when Leah Remini and Holly Robinson were fired…..two reasons why I started watching in the first place….all because of behind-the-scenes politics. My point? It is the same anywhere and everywhere. I have… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I turned off Whoopi on several occasions: one when she resented non smokers having a problem with her smoking in her apartment building. I can tell you…smoke travels. She was quite selfish about it…also didn’t like the fact that smokers couldn’t smoke in restaurants, etc. I am ADAMANTLY against smoking…and I thought it was great when the law went into effect that smokers couldn’t smoke in the workplace, restaurants, bars, etc. It is the right of people to breathe healthy air; if smokers want to inhale cancer-causing substances they should gather together and live in the same building, go to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Of course I agree with you, rebecca. No one in my family smokes. Well, I need to back up……my sister and her husband started puffing on these ‘fake’ things….drives me up the wall….not cool. So, I understand, albeit Whoopi has stopped smoking, or so she says. She makes me laugh, and honestly I needed that….I went to hell and back during my pregnancy…I thank God for a healthy baby. The other stuff, I seem to be oblivious to it. I have never heard Whoopi support Mel Gibson…..surprising, since I think he’s not all there. I did not watch much TV… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi CeeCee…so funny running into you “here” instead of over “there.” LOL! So sorry you had a difficult pregnancy and congratulations on your baby! I’m surprised at your impressions of The Talk. I didn’t notice anything offensive…but we all notice different things depending on our sensitivities. As for Mrs. O…I do believe you can say whatever you want about Sharon…I won’t tell. 😉 I find her very blunt, crude yet entertaining. She’s also a hypocrite. I remember how she made dreadful fun of Susan Boyle. Do you know who she is? She won Britain’s Got Talent…very beautiful opera-type voice but… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hi CeeCee,

I just wanted to CONGRATULATE YOU on your recent bundle of joy…Ga Ga Goo Goo!!!!! Sorry…the BIG KID IN ME couldn’t resist…LOL!!!!! And I hope that your baby is happy, healthy and smiling. Yes. Again…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Take care, CeeCee. Peace.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@jaybird…thank you for your well wishes….peace out, right back ‘atcha’.

Patrick
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Patrick

The “View” : had it’s BEST season premiere ratings : in 8 years

thank you….. and thank you…. fans of

two Rosie’s

and I love them both
along with Whoopie

I’m just smiling… that Rosie Perez is ON an every day basis

she’s spitfire, present, adorable, and cute as a button

Laurie
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Laurie

Thank you, Rebecca1! In regard to Whoopi and her eye-rolling looks of disgust, my friends thought I was exaggerating. Some of it was during interviews on the couch w/guests as well, which is double rude. I couldn’t find anything wrong w/Sherri or Jenny’so line of questioning or conversations w/guests, I concluded it might be a control for individual air -time, a power trip, or backstage chaos. For years now the tension between the hosts on that set has seemed so palpable to me. Yikes! That must such for the guests. Meredith Vieira and Joy Behar were my favorites. I didn’t… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Laurie. You’re welcome! LOL…I don’t know how your friends could have missed the eye rolling (if they watched the show)…she did it every episode! Have to disagree with you though on Sherri and Jenny…and don’t even get me started on Elizabeth!!! Couldn’t stand any of them. Liked Sherri at the beginning. (Saw her in a few movies as well as DWTS and liked her as an entertainer.) But the more she talked about her religion and her son the more I couldn’t bear her. And anything racial was a very heated topic with her. Jenny? Once you make a… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hi rebecca1, 1. RIGHT ON about Meredith Vieira, Lisa Ling and Joy Behar!!!!! Meredith will always be my ALL-TIME FAVE!!!!! 2. I have been such a BIG FAN of Joy’s ever since her stand-up comedy days. 3. More and more, I L-O-V-E to watch Lisa on her current show Our America…which airs on OWN. I usually watch it on OWN On-Demand. Rebecca, if you haven’t seen it, here’s a brief rundown and all: Every week, Lisa Ling travels from state and state and all to do realistic and hard-hitting interviews. But, Lisa does this with A LOT of intelligence, sensitivity… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Jaybird369…

LOL…I’ve read some of your posts. To quote an old “groovy” expression…you’re a trip! 😉

Thanks for your response and yes…I agree with everything you said!

Lata!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey there Rebecca1,

My dear…more and more, your posts are PERFECTLY SPOT-ON!!!!! And…as far as I’m concerned, you REFUSE to hold back. Thank You. Girlfriend, personality-wise, you are A-C-E-S all the way!!!!! Not to get too personal or whatever, but, if you have a husband or a boyfriend…I hope that your fella knows how VERY LUCKY he is to have you in his life. Yes.

Rebecca, as I’m closing for now, as me and my people/peeps VERY RESPECTFULLY say back in Louisiana aka Cajun Country…LATER GATOR!!!!!

Peace.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Once again, jaybird369, you put a smile on my face! Thanks for the compliments…back at ya! Cajun County…I loved New Orleans…but spicy food, how shall I put this mildly (no pun intended…well…pun should be intended…kinda works!) burns my face off!!!! But those beignets and funky music…heaven!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Rebecca,

Hello, dah’ling!!!!! Emotionally speaking, you flatter me. Suddenly…I’m blushing…LOL!!!!! Anyway, at age 46, I STILL L-O-V-E spicy food!!!!! And, emotionally speaking…I CANNOT get W-I-L-D if my food is MILD!!!!! Oh, I am too much…LOL!!!!! Ah, yes…New Orleans. New Orleans aka my deceased mom’s (Rest In Peace, Ma.) hometown. Oh, the memories!!!!!

Have a good one, Rebecca. XOXOXOXOXO

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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