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AMC's Ricky Paull Goldin heartbreaking account of the final tape day, "It was like a crime scene!"

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All My Children’s Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin) was present at the final tape day of the series network television run this past Tuesday. And as Goldin reveals exclusively to the New York Post, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

An emotional Goldin said of the devastating experience of watching the end of Pine Valley as we know it, “I can’t even begin to tell you how many tears there were — more than your average soap. Everyone was crying. At one point, I was taking people on a little tour of the set on the final day — I wasn’t allowed to do that, but I forgot — so I snuck ’em through the sets and I started to get very emotional.  I saw some of our sets coming down and ‘my’ loft, Jake’s loft, was gone and the Martin living room [set] was scaled down and Tad’s living room was stripped down and some of the other sets had tape across them.  It was like a crime scene! I turned around and saw the sets as they were and got choked up and emotional, really for the first time, since it hit me that this was really happening.”

“When we did our last scene for the show forever, after they said ‘Cut!’ on that scene we all got together for a photograph of the entire cast and crew,” says Goldin. “We all got together in Erica Kane’s penthouse and took the cast photo — including all the multiple kids in the show — and I went to the top of that sweeping staircase and looked out at everybody. It was very surreal, very Fellini. Everything just went in slow motion. It just broke my heart.”

However on the flip side, Goldin revealed that he has a new web-series for Disney called CeReality set to launch next month, which is a soap-spoof/reality series! Ricky describes the show as “a-high-concept, over-the-top comedy.”

“Last year I would’ve said, ‘An Internet comedy? I’m not interested.’ But what’s happening is, I’ve got a newborn son, Kai, who’s 10 months old and by the time he’s 5 or 10, it’s all going to be blended. You’re going to walk up to a flat-screen TV, touch a button and watch what you want. It’s happening already.”

What do you think of Ricky’s account of the final tape day of AMC? Heartbreaking, yes?  And, are you intrigued by his new web soap spoof? Let us know your thoughts.


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ML Burks
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ML Burks

I am absolutely heartbroken. This is losing a whole family of dearly beloved. I am crying and cannot imagine life without AMC & OLTL. I will search out all shows with my beloved and follow them forever. They have brought joy to my life for decades. Thank you Ricky and please tell my love and thank yous to your cast members. I will never forget you.

Rebecca Haynes
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Rebecca Haynes

It was the scene of a crime. Of ABC killing our soap. I am glad that you will be on internet, and I hope cable. Once our soaps are gone on ABC so are the fans. Love you Jake, stay with Amanda.

Carole
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Carole

It’s too bad he’s going to work for “Disney the evil soap-killing company.”

marva
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marva

I won’t be watching any Disney Crap….sorry

Fran
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Fran

I cry just thinking about it. 41 years with my soap opera family is a hard breakup. It’s like going to a funeral I thought about all of them on Tuesday and l although I am not an actor I could see the tears of everyone and the job losses for those who really need to work. I am so heart broken that All My Children is gone. Will it really come back and how will it succeed?. These last few months the show has been outstanding and I am not looking forward to September 23rd when the lights go… Read more »

Kim Anderzak
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Kim Anderzak

Even as they were “wrapping” things up, millions of fans across the nation were feeling the heartbreak in their own homes. With such emotional scenes that were aired that same day, I don’t think there was a dry eye in ANY of our homes. AMC’s actors, writers, producers, directors, & crew have given us 4+ decades of OUTSTANDING entertainment…and, I’m so PROUD to call them “FAMILY”!! I will miss you all, but I plan on returning to Pine Valley in a few months…I hope to see each and every one of you there!! For now…See Ya Later!! So much love… Read more »

Mona Prager
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Mona Prager

I am just heartbroken hearing of Ricky Paul Goldin’s account of the final day at ABC. My thoughts were with the cast all day. I can just imagine how heartwrenching it must have been, especially for dear Susan Lucci. I feel shocked and surprised that Ricky Paul Goldin would accept an offer with the devil who killed off AMC! Why wouldn’t he accept an offer with Prospect Park and continue on AMC in January? Since this new show he’s going to be on is on the internet, this makes absolutely NO SENSE to me. He could at least start there… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

RPG announced in May that heis “retiring” from daytime soaps after spending 20+ years in the genre. He wants to try new and different acting and directing opportunites. Which is exactly what he is doing with this on-linecomedy venture and I wish him ALL the best!

Deb
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Deb

I wish all the cast and crew well. I am happy that Ricky will be seen again. I;’m looking forward to seeing this very much.

Karen Severino
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Karen Severino

You have to know the fans are crying too…we hate to see such talented people be at the end of an era. You all have so much to be proud of and the hard work you have given your fans, as well as ABC. The thought of such sadness makes all our hearts sad with you. However, come September 23, when that last show you taped airs…the tears from the fans will surpass the floods from Irene. I will drink a toast to all of you on that day and pray for better things to come to each and every… Read more »

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

How very very sad. I can well imagine the emotions that day. All these years and it stops just like that. Just because ABC says. Not what the fans wanted, but ABC? They wanted it. So important to put yet another stupid reality show on. ABC didn’t even have the decency to wait until a day or two later to begin taking down the sets. How uncaring! Well the fans of all these soaps are also uncaring (for ABC) and we will be the first ones to shout for joy when The Chew flops on its a**! Their fans will… Read more »

Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

i was with him until he said he signed on with DISNEY to do a web series…like Ron Carlivati anyone connected with AMC or OLTL that continues on with ABC is a traitor in my eyes! they cancel two of the most beloved shows in soap history to put on garbage like The Chew with a big queen in orange crocs? Disgusting! OK Ricky you enjoy more time with the evil mouse but I want nothing to do with them or you anymore!

Judy
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Judy

Very very sad! It’s like losing family…. This should have never happened!!!!!

Carol
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Carol

My heart is breaking and I can’t stand the thought that All my Children will be gone, This is just wrong to treat fans this way but I feel mostly for the wonderful actors who gave their hearts and souls with their dedication. I hope all return in January to Prospect Park. We love you!

Karen
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Karen

I remember Michael Park talking about ATWT last day on the Emmys. He said much the same and hoped “no one else ever had to go through it”…
Sad, sad. I think the online soaps will look very different from our soaps. Not that that’s a bad thing, just different. *sigh*

ethel
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ethel

i have got tears in my eyes just reading what ricky said………………..
this is so devastating for me because i have watched amc since the beginning……….smh

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

While I do love RPG and he grew up next door to my best friend, I can NOT watch his new show, as I am boycotting ABC/ Disney, and anything related to them. I am outraged at the gall of SERIAL KILLER BRIAN FRONZ to put more food shows (that belong on the Food Network) in place of our beloved soaps we sat down and watched with our grandparents. Just bc the Tivo’s, DVR’s and Hulu/ABC.go don’t register exactly how many watch, or maybe an office that many people watch, they think nobody watches anymore. BS!!! They did this for… Read more »

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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