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Antonio Sabato Jr. On His Way To Be Part Of Trump Inauguration: Set To Appear At Great American Ball

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While reports continue that may celebrities have turned down invites to appear at the presidential inauguration for Donald Trump Friday, as well as other groups  set to boycott the event, one celeb that is on their way to participate in the affair is longtime soap star, Antonio Sabato Jr, (Ex-Jagger, GH, Dante, B&B).

As daytime fans know, Sabato Jr. has been an avid suppoter of Trump, and endorsed him through the primaries and spoke at the Republic National Convention, along with another former soap star, Kimberlin Brown (Ex-Sheila, B&B and Y&R).

Now, Antonio took to his Twitter account to share that he is participating in the Inauguation and will be present.  First expressing he in route to Washington DC: “On our way , can’t wait to support our military our country our next President @realDonaldTrump”

In addition, the actor announced that he will indeed be part of inauguration night appearing at The Great American Inauration Ball. Antonio shared: “Excited to be part of @GrtAmericanBall – Fri Jan 20 (Inaugural Nite – honoring US Military & Charities) @MGMNatHarbor

So, what are your thoughts on Antonio appearing at, and supporting Donald Trump, during the president-elects big day on Friday?  Share your thoughts below.

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Mo
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Mo

Have fun.

su0000
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su0000

Oh well to each their own, when it comes to Trump, but it goes to show.

I could puke over that filthy piece of crap living in the prestige white house, and his wife doesn’t want to leave NY and her Golden Tower to live in the lowly white house in Washington DC LOL .
His little son doesn’t want to leave his own floor, yes he has a floor of his own in the tower, to go to the white house. LOL .
Crazy stuff ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yep. There’s NOTHING a soap could write that would match the criminal//horror show that’s about to unfold…

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Rebecca…OH, I AGREE!!! And it’s only gonna get WORSE!!! God Help Us All……….

Addison
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Addison

Yes, indeed. I don’t even think Ray Bradbury, HP Lovecraft and Stephen King could have come up with this script!

Justin
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Justin

Agreed!

Celia
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Celia

Hey SuzieQ, The prestigious White House has house many a lecherous President through the centuries. And, Mr Trump’s wife will remain in NYC so that her young son can finish the school year. Just as the Obamas will remain in DC for the exact same reason. As far as music of the 60’s….the music today would have had a different face had it not been for the 60’s music revolution, sex revolution and the feminist movement. All part of history. Tony Orlando is not a has been….he has dedicated his life and music to US Veterans, dating back to the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hello, su000….I’m just wondering, would you be happier if the Trumps kept Barron in a room the size of a broom closet, made him live in a cardboard box or perhaps his father (aka, “The President”) could just stash him under his desk in the Oval Office, ala “John-John???” Would that make your life better??? Honestly, class envy is so unattractive! This lovely boy is the first young male since the aforementioned JFK Jr. to be part of a First Family….can we not just appreciate the historical aspect of his existence and let him be as he adjusts–at his own… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Antonio, you have my love and respect brother! You will probably never work in Hollywood again but at least you had the red, white and blue balls to stand up for what YOU believe in! God bless you and lets make America Great Again on January 20th 2017.

Brian
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Brian

America is already great.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

And Antonio hasn’t worked (other than his home remodeling show) for years. But he’ll continue to say he was blacklisted…lol…

Who knows? Maybe if he keeps repeating his lies (about being blacklisted) like Trump does, the “supporters” will believe him and “demand” that someone hire him. Maybe that’s Sabato’s plan to FINALLY get some work.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes but soon it will even be greater, my friend!

Addison
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Addison

America is already great!! And the “again” part worries me because it suggests a desire to go back to the days of Jim Crow.
And judging by his cabinet picks, it looks like America will become greater for white billionaires while the environment, public schools, first amendment rights and social causes will be hurt.
But let’s not despair. Participate in those marches, write and call your local congressman–stay involved and use your voice! Just do not acclimate to this insanity and do not accept this as the new normal. This is not normal

rebecca1
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rebecca1

No it’s not, Addie…It’s the furthest thing from…It’s surreal. Truly. Why do good soaps get cancelled and the one that’s about to unfold have a four-year-run. “Even with bad approval and low “ratings.” Sigh. Let’s hope for early cancellaton on this reality show.

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Timmm! Welcome to the “Great American Renaissance!!!” We came so perilously close to forever losing the heart, soul and character of this country, so to witness Donald J.Trump taking the oath of office as our 45th President is beyond special and inspiring…it’s faith-restoring! I’ve never been more proud and touched to hear Lee Greenwood’s live rendition of his signature anthem than at yesterday’s inaugural event…God Bless The USA!!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I couldnt have said it any better Shay. A virtual hug to you and all true Americans! I cannot wipe the smile off my face, my chest is sticking straight out and I am shedding red, white and blue tears of joy!

Harry
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Harry

I don’t want to fight with anyone. I really don’t. But all I can hear ricocheting in my head are the lines from John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale.” In other words, “My heart aches and a drowsy numbness pains my sense as though of hemlock I had drunk.” I did not watch the inauguration today but instead, had TCM blasting on my channel. “Breakfast at Tiffanys” was playing. While tending to chores around the house, I heard Audrey Hepburn sweetly singing,”Moon River” and I broke down in tears. This song sort of captured the emotional tone of this day.… Read more »

JK
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JK

THANK YOU SHAY AND TIMMM…..RIGHT WITH YOU…..NOW, FINALLY AGAIN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay and Timmm, Were you waiting for me? Hey, my head is not so swelled to even think that, LOL. Well, c’est moi! I have just returned from DC, this afternoon. My family and I were honored to be in attendance ……it was extraordinary, profoundly humbling. Proud to be an American. Something my son will always remember….he cannot stop talking about ‘the fun’. No one should be shamed for exercising his/her civil rights. We, Trump supporters did not committ a crime. I would have accepted anyone who won the office of the Presidency. I am so sick of the… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Timmm…I really meant to keep out of this, but…I am another True American who like the popular majority did not vote for this man, and find his rise to power a regression of a sorts the U.S. has never experienced…certainly not a renaissance. Why do you think there is such a visceral reaction to this man, his cabinet/advisor picks, projected policies, etc. And it’s not being a sore loser, believe me. I’m from Woody Hayes/OSU country so I learned about winning, losing and character at a very young age. But the damage this man can inflict between games is beyond… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Celia last post ever blocking and erasing my e mails accounts ! The women’s march nothing more then a pro murder march abortion is murder!! Theses women are beneath contemot

k/kay
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k/kay

Contempt

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Rose and Harry. It is beyond exasperating to come on here and hear idiocy being spewed. The utter crap about “patriotism” and hearts swelling with pride as this (?) took office is disgusting. The man is a con. Pure and simple. You can read his biography, watch his biography, listen to his jumbled words, read his idiotic, infantile tweets, laugh as he fights with Saturday Night Live, the cast of Hamilton because his widdle feelings are hurt…while he sees nothing wrong with mocking others, calling them ugly, fat, pigs, losers, etc. He’s a hypocrite, an ego-maniac, a narcissist. And the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh and…”the average Joe” just got his health care repealed and mortgaging a house just went up about $500…”In one of his very first substantive moves as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will result in a hike to many first-time homeowners’ mortgage bills.

I repeat…what a guy….

Timmm
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Timmm

Rose, lets face it. Michael Fairman put this post up to get peoples juices flowing. I am happy the election went “My Way” but I am not gloating. I sat through the Obama years and waited and waited for good things to happen. I never protested or missed one day of work because I was depressed. The country spoke in 2008 and 2012 and I accepted the results. All I am asking you and others is to give the guy more than a day in office before you write him off. Give him his 100 days and see how he… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl….(and Timmm, too!!! Thank you for your “star-spangled” reply! JK, too….)..Reunited and it feels so good…and if not for this joyous occasion, than when, I ask you???? Where to begin, where to begin??? Okay….Yes, I do believe I may have spotted you at the inauguration! Something just told me you were there, and I do recall when the parade of fashionable attendees was pouring in before the cameras, that I noted a particularly attractive young blonde in a smashing red ensemble, and I even thought to myself then, wow, that could actually be CeeCee…no kidding! So, did you… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Shayster and my dearest Celia, I have ONE question, where were all the women with their “P” hats back in 1998 when the Lewinsky scandal hit with our “Beloved” President William Jefferson Clinton? Why were these women not outraged? Why didnt they march against Bill and his outrageous behavior? Why didnt Hillary throw his ass out of the White House? [Well, we kind of know why] I was heartbroken as an American when “Our” President cheated on his wife! He or and married person should NEVER be trusted again!

rose
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rose

Timmm…I agree MF has put this post up ” to stir the juices.” I fact I’ve tried to stop commenting on it few times, but blame it on passion, love of country, or, borrowing from Shay, “the heart, soul and character of this country” as I’ve grown up to see it. And I, too, like “Moon River,” but did not “delight” in regarding Trump supporters as she described in her comment. Frustrated, even angry, “Yes.” But not delighted. But right now I’m more inclined to be like what Harry originally said…”I don’t want to fight anymore.” No one’s winning, or… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, Timmm….If memory serves, those femmes that were actually alive back in the Bubba Days were too busy partying with him, praising him and promising him “favors” (ala Monica and Madonna…) for passing those pet policies they promoted with passion. In other words, they were so engaged in being his adoring groupies they had neither time nor inclination to find fault with what they considered to be his “charming peccadilloes.” Nope, no “P” hats back then!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Madonna makes my blood boil! If she was playing a free concert in my backyard I would call the police! You can take her, Rosie, Amy Schumer, Ellen, the goof ball Judd and sadly, Scarlett Johansson and dump them on the other side of the WALL.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Do we really want to go down this road again?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

so no…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, Rebecca. The bad feelings on display during the last political discourse here were unfortunate. Let this ex-soap star do whatever he wishes. Other than this current foray, he really isn’t in the public eye anymore and definitely not involved in soaps.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…as always, A-M-E-N to what you’re saying here!!! As far as I’m concerned, this is one road to AVOID…ALTOGETHER…PERIOD!!! Y-e-p.

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, Brother! I believe that discussing daytime drama is admirable in and of itself, without creating drama among the posters by slugging it out politically. Perhaps it’s more admirable to avoid lightning rods…

Rhonda
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Rhonda

If you rewrite the headline to read,”Ex Soap Star Honors Ex Reality TV Star” it’s really a lot less controversial.
I don’t mind if folks discuss politics in this case because it’s in keeping with the blog Fairman posted. What I hate is when someone throws in a political dig when the subject at hand as nothing to do with politics.
Yes, sometimes I would like to escape this political horror show!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m sorry, James (hanging my head)… 🙂 I agreed with you and I meant it. That was my first instinct when I saw the headline. “Uh-oh…here we go again…that can of worms…”

But then, lol, I succumbed. Forgiveth me. (With that said…TV’s off tomorrow!!!) 😉

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

No need to apologize or hang your head, Rebecca, for speaking up for what you believe in. 🙂 (As you know, with me, you are speaking to the choir!) It’s hard not to speak up when you feel so strongly. I’ve been there, too… But my brief advice (Do we really want to go down this road again?) is not what I followed the first time out. I try to avoid conflict, and I try to not to engage those on the other side. — I make enough enemies here by my comments on the GH Sonny character! 🙂 I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, James! LOL…I haven’t mastered the art of not engaging yet. My dismay/angst/disbelief is stronger…

Sonny? Compared to Trump (and Carly, lol) he’s up a notch. 🙂

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Rebecca, now more than ever we need to speak out. Since posts about Trump are on topic in this regard, I think it’s perfectly fine for you and the other to voice your opinion about our 45th president. You seem to do so in a temperate and a non insulting way. It’s hard to remain civil because we have never really had a president who predicated his entire campaign on hate, separatism and ignorance (ie: denial of climate change and man’s contribution to it). The only time I object to political posts is when the blog Fairman has written or… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks again, Rebecca. I always enjoy reading your posts! Take care, Friend!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rhonda… I agree with you; not only do we have to take a stand for our rights but there’s comfort in solidarity. The only reason James brought it up and I agreed was because last time Sabato was mentioned on this site it caused major arguments (not like we need an excuse…this site can be a hotbed of opposing views when it comes to GH and its “citizens.”) So I guess we felt like it was just reopening a can of worms by mentioning Sabato again. And going round and round again. To no avail. Sigh… Nice to know… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca…saw his game-changer, spinner, alternate facts, spokesperson on Meet the Press Sunday. Couldn’t help but notice how low her blouse was cut, showing cleavage. Oh well, what is okay for her doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone I guess.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Rose…Ha! Well, ya know…she’s not Alexis. Maybe she’s still the proper age category? 😉 I’m still dealing with her Nutcracker outfit! Nut…being operative word.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I also agree with you Jamesj75…This site is about daytime dramas for where we want to escape…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, Kevin. An “escape” is exactly what I need!

Rose
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Rose

Hey everyone…I needed an escape, especially today. And I am trying to keep my politics out of MF’s page. As others have said easier said than done. Luckily a local ABC affiliate in my area wasn’t broadcasting the “festivities” and instead did a GH Christmas-time rerun…Laura and Kevin making up/ making out, toys for tots at the hospital, Anna and Alexis pooling info on Valentin, etc. I could even handle Sonny and Carly talking things over about Morgan’s death (? Still don’t think he’s gone forever)

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for your reply, Rose! Kudos to that ABC affiliate in your area!

Addison
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Addison

Bah ha ha!!
Meanwhile Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have canceled.
Opps, I mean a COVER band of Bruce Springsteen has canceled their appearance at the inauguration. They call themselves The D Street Band.
Even the D listers want no part of this circus.

su0000
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su0000

from online=
The Latest: Tony Orlando to perform at the inaugural ball ((from the 60’s …
And– that other guy that Sam Moore who was one half Sam and Dave duo from 1961 (in his 80’s)
how much worse can it get for him .
—— Nursing Home Night Inauguration … ahaa!

Most that voted for Trump weren’t even born when those guys were doing their thing.. They as me– ((who are those guys?))
EMMBARRASSING FOR TRUMP– ((I never heard either of them))

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…did you hear Alec Baldwin’s latest? It was hilarious! …”…Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence will be at the inauguration… courtesy of Madame Tussauds.”

rebecca1
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rebecca1

And you know what’s even more pathetic? Aside from the fact that out of the approximately 53% of the country that even bothered to vote…and this buffoon is going to run a country when he actually lost by three million of that small percentage that voted…but I digress…what’s pathetic is that many of those shouting to repeal Obamacare are probably on it and don’t know it. They didn’t know Obamacare is the same as the Affordable Care Act! So, those that should have signed up and would have been qualified didn’t realize they could get it…and many of Trump supporters… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Amen, SuOO and Rebecca.
Alec Baldwin is doing a great job. I just wish the president elect could learn to laugh at himself the way Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, senior and junior, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama did when SNL parodied them.
Instead, he is so thin skinned and egotistical, he throws tantrums on Twitter. When will he realize that until he learns to laugh at himself we the American people will continue to laugh at himself.

Addison
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Addison

opps, at him, not himself. Sorry!

Rose
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Rose

Hey Rebecca, is there still original Harry? Because I responded to a Harry who sounded like the old Harry, and commented on another MF story. Or is he the mysterious Addison? What do you think?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rose. Happy New Year! Long time…(haven’t been posting as much…lots going on.) LOL and I don’t know! Harry/Addie has got us goin’ round in circles! hahaha…I’ve been asking said person (s) to fess up but to no avail. I guess, as I mentioned earlier, if you’re going to change your identity there’s no point if you then reveal said identity! I think they’re one and the same. Addison sounds like Harry and hasn’t questioned me with a “what are you tawkin’ ’bout” every time I ask, so I’m going it’s the same person, Give me am H for five… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Addison, aka, “Harry”…..Thank you for your heartfelt reply. Despite the fact that we will just have to “agree to hugely disagree” on the subject at hand, I nonetheless always send my best to you, as evidenced from my previous holiday greetings. At least we have a shared love for “Moon River”…let’s focus on that! Take care, my friend.

Timmm
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Timmm

Andy Williams kicked ass on that song BUT seriously, check out the Clay Aiken version, not bad!

blake
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blake

Very cool. He’s still hot as hell! yum!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Who? Donald or Antonio?

Celia
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Celia

Rhonda, you are a breath of fresh air. Re, to your comment on the bottom of page, thank you for mentioning the rights that the First Amendmend affords us. But, there are many on this very site who have tried more than once to shame me for voting for Trump. I am not ashamed. I did nothing untoward. My choice, my right. I feel for Hillary the same way the other less than a quarter per cent feel for Trump. I was ready to vote for Hillary, but, after weighing the issues, I went with him. Does that make me… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL Rhonda!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No words.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

You said a mouthful.

Charday
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Charday

Wish I could go to the Ball with him!

JK
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JK

GOOD FOR YOU….HONOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR MILITARY!

Janet
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Janet

Yes have fun. While this country is based on our freedoms , speaking, voting.
This is the free world not third world country. Trump should be able to enjoy his day.

mgb357
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mgb357

dittos

Shay
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Shay

You are so right, Janet! It was an absolute shame that President Trump and those of us who supported him were not granted the same courtesy of a joyful, stress-free celebration over his inauguration that the previous occupant and his followers were allowed by those of us who were equally less than thrilled with the outcomes of the 2008/2012 elections…It just goes to show that there are always two sets of rules for different people (and political parties) when it comes to enjoying victory. It was particularly galling that certain performers were bullied by the left into not appearing on… Read more »

robbie
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robbie

What a Huuuge star for the event

Addison
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Addison

I smell sarcasm!
What will he do for an act?
Pose and preen in his Calvin Klein underwear.

Celia
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Celia

Perhaps he can be two people, Harry: Victor/Victoria.

Linda
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Linda

that is up to him if he and other celebrities go to this event. Trump will make sure nobody outshines him. I won’t bother to watch any of the inauguration and will be at the gym Friday. Too bad GH won’t be shown on my local ABC alternate channel. I have a feeling everytime Trump wants to “speak” to the press, GH will be pre-empted. I’m so sick of him!

Timmm
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Timmm

Hey Linda your FORMER president Obama interrupted GH repeatedly for EIGHT years and he had to do it ONE more time on Wednesday for his EXIT speech!

Addison
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Addison

I am totally fine with Trump interrupting our soaps just as I was fine when the other presidents did so.

Celia
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Celia

Incredibly true and profound post, Timmmy. I go far and above the call of duty helping the needy. I have been fortunate in many ways. I have also lost so much in life…..some things are worth more than any amount of money. I have more than I need, but I help those less fortunate than I. These issues which are being protested are age-old….they have been around forever. Nonetheless, all the problems have been lain on Trump’s shoulders, who has barely stepped into the presidential shoes. He did not create all these issues. The timing of these protests is sooo… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Not a Trump fan at all,,,,,but, NEITHER he nor President Obama ( nor any other president) makes the decision to interrupt programming….that falls to the networks to decide. So, wanna complain, complain to your local stations….they choose to cover or not.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Thank you, Chaz. That needed to be said.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with you Linda. This narcissist will probably be “interrupting our regularly scheduled programs” every other night! Seriously…who tweets and does a “victory tour?” LOL. He NEEDS attention; we’re going to be catching up on every show on any time of day or night. If it wasn’t so frightening it’d be hilarious.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh…one more thing. Not sure if we have to worry about him “speaking to the press” as he has distanced himself from what he calls…”false news.” So, basically, every time he utters a falsehood, exaggeration, incorrect info…he’ll insist it’s the truth and the actual truth is “WRONGGGGG.” But no doubt even without the press he’ll be “addressing” his ‘court’ on a continual basis. Stay tuned. (ummmm, well, not to the inaug…)

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Well, I give the man two years before he is impeached and forced out of office.

Karen
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Karen

Have a safe trip. Good for him sticking to his guns. (No pun intended)

k/kay
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k/kay

Tired of the vile filthy talk as of tomorrow I am closing all e mails except for my personal business account! Maybe you posters think this is fun but I think it is sick makes me sick to my stomach ! Got two words for this nation! Get Jesus!,,

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Kay, I really hope you change your mind about truncating all communication, albeit I understand how you feel. Some stuff that is said by fanatics and done radical actions disturbs me, as well….people seem to forget some have no cause or purpose. I will come on the GH site sparingly….as it is the only site where the conversation does get vile by a distinct few. No respect for anyone, or his/her opinion. We should all be able to state our thoughts without having a lynch mob after us if what we say does not match up with said mob.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Religion and Politics are always going to a hot button issue. I never judge anyones choices unless they boast about “Their” candidate or “Their” God. To each his own. If we disagree we move on. Sometimes people will NOT let it go. To those who shoved Obama down my throat for eight years are the same azzholes who will not give Trump ONE day in office. Get off the streets, put your signs away and clean the house, walk the dog or go back to work, quit breaking windows, starting fires or hurting our wonderful police! I have an OPEN… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Just as an aside, to those here who delight in regarding Trump supporters as somehow lacking in knowledge or possessing less intellectual gifts than they whilst smugly decrying our new president and his proposed agenda in the most condescending of terms, let me assure you that everyone with whom I am acquainted is quite aware of the policies of the past administration and what they entail….in large part, that is precisely why we voted the way we did this time around…we are not interested in having the personal aspects of our lives micro-managed by the government on a cradle-to-grave basis.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats one of my favorite things about President Donald J. Trump, he is NOT a lifer, a Washington insider, he has no Azz to kiss, he does what he believes is best for the country and not whats best for his future political agenda. He is a billionaire. I believe that all the campaigning that he did, and he did a lot, he met folks that he would never get to know while living in NY, flying in his copter or golfing at one of his courses. He has had a wonderful silver spooned life and through this campaigning experience,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Damn it, how could I leave Madonna off the “Hollywood Hypocrite” list! She leads the pack as one of the biggest haters out there! She is a mean mean women who fans are suppose to lean on EVERY word she says as being gospel. IF you disagree, you are deemed a loser. And get this, she is a “Mother!” I have more respect for a Kardashian than I do for a 80’s has been!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Well I find it interesting that Trump supporters are criticizing Trump protesters for their ill behavior…which by and large was committed by a very few of the vastly huge population of anti-Trump people here and abroad…they seem to have a short memory of the abhorrent acts committed by anti Obama protesters who shouted the “N” word…threw nooses around trees, burned down a black family’s home, set fire to a newspaper of an Obama supporter and taped it to her home, another shot two Latino women. In all, the Southern Poverty Center counted more than 200 “hate-related” incidents around the election… Read more »

penny
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penny

Thank You for speaking the truth. Selective memory has always been as easy escape for trump and his minions. One thing I do know for sure, Trump is the most hated President Elect in American History. That will be his legacy and the only selective memory I’ll have of him.

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022 

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Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

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The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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