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AMC's Susan Lucci set to write real-life memoirs!

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The Associated Press a few hours ago broke that the news that Susan Lucci (Erica, All My Children) will be writing her first book…her memoirs.  The publishing entity It Books, which is an imprint of Harper Collins, has said that Lucci’s memoirs are slated to be released next year in 2011.

Lucci’s memoirs are currently untitled,  but will be focused on her years of playing Erica Kane, and her year as a stage performers.  And yes, she will talk about winning the Lead Actress Emmy in 1999 after years of being nominated that it became the main draw of the Daytime Emmy Telecast year after year.  Would Susan win, or lose again?

So what do you think Susan’s memoirs should be titled?  Let us know.

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Keith
Keith

I think her memoir should be titled RAISING KANE. I really think her book could make for a great read, IF she is willing to committ and go there, tell many backstage stories. However, if she delivers a tome that is so clean and sanitized you know there is no dish in there, it will flop. Not saying she should do an expose on the soap industry, but she needs to deliver some suds. She could not work in this field, this long and NOT have some great stories to share.

Kirk
Kirk

Why not “All My Marriages, Lovers and Enemies”…Thanks for all the memories Susan. I was a diehard fan from 1975 through college graduation from UNC-CH in 1984. Don’t forget Larry Keith, Charles Frank, Nick Benedict and Richard Shoberg in those memoirs .Those guys were fun to watch with you. Erica’s marriage to Tom is my favorite because Erica put him through so much hell and he still was so in love with her. You’re one terrific lady, actress and human being!!! And by the way, you’ll always be my favorite Baby-Boomer!!!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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