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AMC's Julia Barr On Bringing Pine Valley Back To Life, Brooke & Adam and JR's Gun Shot!

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Daytime Emmy winner Julia Barr (Brooke English), along with many other beloved performers from the original All My Children have been getting their feet wet over the past few weeks in the iconic soaps new home and studio, through the efforts of Prospect Park to bring the fictional town of Pine Valley back to life!

In a new interview with TV Line, Barr spoke of the new sets, new production schedule, whom she has worked with thus far and that all important question; what happened to Brooke and Adam (David Canary), and the others, after JR fired a shot from a gun on the final ABC episode of AMC?  Here are a few interesting excerpts from Julia!

Julia on how when AMC fans last saw Brooke, life was good as Adam proposed to her, and then a shot rang out:  “That’s right. And it knocked a big old vase off the mantelpiece. (Laughs) I’m kidding. I’m sorry, I’m not at liberty to discuss what happened but it’s actually a great opening script that lets you know a certain amount of things that happened and who they happened to. It’s really good. It’s approximately five years in the future as far as [the show] wanting to age some of the kids. Of course, the adults did not age, and I’m so glad. (Laughs)”

Julia on how the first few days of taping went, and what can she tease about Adam and Brooke:   “Actually, not bad… But I have to tell you, Ginger Smith, who’s our executive producer… has pulled together a fantastic group of people… There’ll be some surprises. I was even surprised yesterday to hear about somebody that I’ll be working with on Thursday. She’s pulled together this group of not only directors we all know but camera people, production people… It’s really great. To step into something that is familiar and yet completely unfamiliar in a way, it’s great to have this going forward as a group… Adam and Brooke are engaged and still very much in love, so we’ll see what happens. And there’s a lot of intrigue about what actually happened at Adam and Brooke’s engagement party five years ago!”

So what do you think about Julia’s comments about what happened since we last saw Brooke and Adam and the characters of AMC?  How do you think the story will pick-up five years later after the JR incident?  Weigh-in!

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Brinard
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Brinard

The Five Year Engagement?

abby
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abby

i’m with you lol…dont you think after 5 years they would be married already…i mean they arent teenagers lol

BrookenAdamChandler
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BrookenAdamChandler

JR is in a coma. I knew that it would play out they delayed getting married. And I’m happy because I deserve to SEE the wedding I’ve waited decades for in its entireity.

jim
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jim

If you think 5 years is long to be engaged…my late uncle and his girlfriend took a little over 30 years b4 they tied the knot!!!

BrookenAdamChandler
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BrookenAdamChandler

Oh and this: “Adam and Brooke are engaged and still very much in love”

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Julia’s greatest quote since “Well, he always did love me best, anyways … ” On Brooke taking Adam away from Annie in 2010.

My babies.

Ina
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Ina

Wow! I didn’t know she said that , but I totally agree. He’s never loved anyone as much as Brooke! I can’t wait for the show!

Scott
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Scott

So the vase got it.NICE!!!!
Cliffhanger finally solved.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yea they are jumping 5 years ahead so they could age some of the kids of the show like Pete Courtland, Miranda, and AJ Chandler.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…And it’s really lovely because it envelops you in this comfort level, … ”

Julia Barr… speaking volumes…. etc: about, mixing it up with the newbies and veterans….

and, if I may…. ditto… I share her “thoughts” if you will…..

FANS have supported them ALL along the way….. adore Brooke and Ms. Julia.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I agree Patrick!

su0000
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su0000

I’m getting sooo excited !!

I wish there were a count down clock; counting the days until launch!!!

That would be exciting watching the count down..

jim
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jim

No matter how its coming back, its still coming back.

vik
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vik

Wonder if Hulus web page will crash, with all of us fans RUNNING to watch these shows! : )

SteveS
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SteveS

I hope they reveal soon when this show is coming back! I’m really glad that Julia Barr was asked to return after how unfairly ABC dismissed her. As Phoebe’s niece and Erica’s chief rival, I always thought Brooke was just as integral to AMC as Tad or Erica.

Patrick
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Patrick

geez! there’s so many levels… and/or layers…. hopefully, the writing gives…. Brooke….

we all know she has the acting chops… to bitch, diva, command, roast, rule, femme, mother, etc….

stand back Erica…. Brooke’s Home.

MarkInFLA
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MarkInFLA

Have they annouced the first webcast date?

Kit
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Kit

Have read April 29th starting at noon.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

Can’t wait till the abc now PP soaps are back. I will be watching.

Johnny
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Johnny

When we last saw Brooke, Adam had proposed to her and she accepted. Now, it’s five years later and they are STILL engaged? Well, they’ve only (the characters) known each other for thirty years, I guess they didn’t want to rush into anything. Just kidding, I think she is great, one of the truly fine actresses in Daytime Dramas – or whatever they will be called now, since our viewing won’t be strictly daytime. For years (and I mean YEARS) I recorded the shows and would watch them at night, due to work constraints, obviously. I’m glad that it really… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s my understanding… that if you choose to pay… ie: $ 7.99 @ month… for huluplus.com you have all the time to watch…

whereas…. FREE, http://www.hulu.com... you have minimal time… so… that mean’s – for me – i’m going to have to keep up….

i heard that you may have within or up to a week? to watch current episodes..

Rose
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Rose

It is basically up to the channel how long they keep it on Hulu and how many episodes they can keep on the site.

Patrick
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Patrick

thanks rose….

which means for me…

stop dilly dallying…. my mind wanders…. and keep up w/ AMC.

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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