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AMC's Vincent Irizarry on David Hayward through writing regimes & more!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Vincent Irizarry makes being bad a whole lot of fun to watch! As Dr. David Hayward on All My Children he causes havoc for most everyone in Pine Valley.  And that havoc paid off when last year he won an Outstanding Supporting Actor Daytime Emmy!  TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco Spoke to Vincent about AMC’s move west, his time as David Chow on Y&R,  Vince’s idols, and the change in writing regimes in Pine Valley.  Here are some excerpts below!

Irizarry on Lorraine Broderick’s scripts:  ” I love Lorraine! I don’t think a lot of people know this but Lorraine created my character. David was originally intended to be on the show for only three months. Six weeks into working with Lorraine, Megan McTavish came in. Every time I see Lorraine, I run up and thank her for creating this character but I haven’t spoken with her since she has come back. Any time our show was struggling with bad writing, I’d always ask [executive producer] Julie Hanan Carruthers why she wasn’t trying to seduce Lorraine into coming back to AMC. Just like Agnes Nixon, Lorraine knows the history of the show. As you know, Lorraine handles AMC with respect and affection. It was odd. Lorraine is an artist. I was lucky to work with her on GL for a period of time as well.”

Irizarry on how Chuck Pratt wrote his character of David: “I know people had issues and problems with his writing but I can’t complain. Chuck wrote David very well. So, personally, I can only talk for myself and not for anyone else. And I’m grateful to have worked with Chuck. As a result, I won an Emmy Award with his writing, so you’re not going to hear me bash Chuck.”

Irizarry on working with Beverlee McKinsey on Guiding Light and his other acting idols: “Oh my God. I love, love, love Beverlee McKinsey. That’s why I mentioned her in my Emmy acceptance speech. She was at the top of the list. She had such a significant effect on me as a young actor. I was 23! When they told me GL was bringing on McKinsey as my mother, I had no idea who she was because I didn’t know the medium. Everyone came up to me and said, “Oh my God — you’re so lucky. Beverlee is an icon.” We clicked immediately. I adored her. I respected her professionalism. In fact, to be honest, she defined that term for me. She knew her lines, was always prepared. As I grow older, I realize it’s people like Beverlee who have had the biggest impact in my life. Angela Lansbury is another hero in my life. I did a guest spot on Murder, She Wrote. I learned from Angela that you have to make it fun for the crew to come in to work. And they did have fun! Oh, they did. Show business is a team effort. I don’t understand why lead actors have to be jerks on set. Remember when Lansbury explains everything at the end of the episode of Murder, She Wrote? She did it all in one take. And the crew appreciated that, let me tell you. James Mitchell was another hero of mine.”

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Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest at The Oscars, as Consuelos Reveals First Airdate as Co-Host on ‘Live’

If you caught Sunday night’s 95th annual Academy Awards, you saw former All My Children alums, Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) and Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) walk the Oscars red carpet along with Ryan Seacrest.

Clearly, the trio was on-hand to not only promote Monday morning’s Live with Kelly and Ryan’s Oscar post-show, but the upcoming hand-off when Seacrest steps away from the show, and Consuelos takes his spot as co-host of ‘Live’ alongside his wife.

During, ABC’s The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95, Seacrest expressed that his upcoming departure is “bittersweet.” While Consuelos revealed his first airdate in the co-hosting chair.

Mark shared: “I am so excited, I start the show on April 17, which is a Monday, and I could not be more honored and excited.”

However, Seacrest and Consuelos made it clear, that Ryan still has a few key weeks to go on ‘Live’ before his final exit.

So, are you looking forward to seeing Ryan leave ‘Live’ and Mark as his replacement? Do you think the husband and wife chemistry between Kelly and Mark will work long-term as co-hosts?  Comment below.

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Ryan Seacrest Exits ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ as Mark Consuleos Becomes New Co-Host

In a surprise announcement, Ryan Seacrest is stepping down from his gig as co-host of the popular morning talk show, Live with Kelly and Ryan.

He revealed the decision on today’s episode.  With Seacrest departing, it was also announced that Kelly’s husband and former All My Children star as well, Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) will be joining the show in the co-host spot.

With Consuelos coming on to the series, the show will be renamed, Live with Kelly and Mark.  However, Seacrest shared he would return as a guest co-host from time to time.

Apparently, Seacrest and Ripa knew this day was coming for awhile, including last year, as they had several internal discussions between them.  However, Ryan revealed it was a tough decision to make.  Seacrest had spent much of his time simply commuting from his home base in Los Angeles to New York to host the show.

Ripa shared on Thursday’s show that with her real-life husband, Mark Consuleos, now being her new co-host, that it would be “the nation’s weirdest social experiment.”  But in seriousness, she added, that she felt Mark was the only person capable of holding Seacrest’s torch the way he held it.

After his six years on ‘Live’, Seacrest will still be the co-host for a few more months and plans to return to Los Angeles full-time when the new season of American Idol, in which he hosts, starts its live shows.  ‘Idol’ is about to start its 21st season with the first episode airing this Sunday, February 19th on ABC.

Live with Kelly and Ryan is currently the No. 1 daytime talk show in total viewers and women 25-54.

Watch Ryan’s announcement below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Mark joining Kelly as the new co-host of ‘Live’? Sad to see Ryan go? Comment below,

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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