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ATWT Online Reunion On The Way With Van Hansis, Jake Silbermann, Agim Kaba & More

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The blast from the pasts. and Oakdale hits just keep a-coming, thanks to former ATWT and GL publicist, Alan Locher, who has been putting together and scheduling livestream events featuring various members of the cast of the two beloved CBS daytime dramas.

Now comes word that the next As the World Turns reunion will be this Friday, April 17th beginning at 2 p. m. EST/11 a.m. PST).

This time, calling all ‘Nuke’ fans!  Here is your chance to see Van Hansis (Ex-Luke) and Jake Silbermann (Ex-Noah) together again, well, almost, remember its a virtual conversation during this COVID-19 pandemic!.

Van and Jake will take part in this reunion along with their former ATWT castmates including: Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), Agim Kaba (Ex-Aaron) and Marnie Schulenberg (Ex-Allison).

To watch the livestream on Friday click here!

So will you be checking out Van, Jake, Agim, Marnie and Alexandra’s reunion as they share stories from their time in Oakdale and more? Comment below..

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You betcha! I’m loving these on line reunions and am so thankful to Alan for arranging them!

I can’t wait until Friday. These are a real treat each weekend. I’ve kept up with Van Harris’s projects over the years, but it will be good to hear the latest for all of them. And then Alan’s questions are perfect for discussion (e.g., do you remember your first day).

I can’t wait! Luke and Noah reunited once again. Twice in less than a year. XOXO

These reunion interviews are great. When can we expect to have Larry Bryggman, Elizabeth Hubbard, Kathryn Hayes, Eileen Fulton, Marie Masters, Patricia Bruder, or Kathleen Widdoes participating? I appreciate the actors who are showing up but, to be candid, the actors who spent decades on the show likely can offer more interest observations than someone like Chando or Kaba, who were on the show less than 5 years in the “dying decade.” My favorite interview so far was the first one with Don Hastings and Martha Byrne.

I totally agree. So happy I still get to see Maura West on General Hospital. Such a wonderful actress.

What about Kim Zimmer. She brought Reva Shaye Lewis to life. What a character.
I first started listening to on the radio when I was a young girl and continued from 1st to last tv showing.

I also listened to GL on the radio, and remember them referring to Billy in the playpen, and later after he grew up, they called him Ed, Dr.Ed Bauer.
I also listened to a lot of others. Do you remember Lorenzo Jones, Portia Faces Life, When A Girl Marries,Backstage Wife, to name a few? Those were the days. Fifteen minutes each, all day

Enjoyed the conversation even with some technical issues. Would love to know the actor that Van said had his script on the floor as a prompt for his lines. The others wanted to know who it was, and Van said he’d tell them after. Like everyone, they love gossip. It’s almost like it wasn’t ten years ago, and they could pick up where they left off with ATWT.

The thing I love the most about these is when they are trying to remember something (like the coffee shop Java), then one person remembers and they are all excited.

And everyone loves Don Hastings. They all lit up when Alan mentioned Don was in the first one.

Many more please.

Paul H
Do you remember seeing Don Hastings as a very young man on Edge Of Night? Seems to me he played Mike Carr’s first wife’s brother. Memory not so good, was a long time ago. Would also love seeing old episodes of Edge, great show, shades of Perry Mason.

I only watched the opening and closing of The Edge of Night in the ’60s. I loved the dramatic music and the announcer. I don’t think these episodes exist anymore … what a shame. There is a montage of the openings through the years on this website; it was fascinating to hear the music and changes through the years.

I watched The Secret Storm with my mother in the ’60s. I started watching The Edge of Night in the late ’70s, and watched it until the end.

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

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