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ATWT's Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans hit their mark for fundraising campaign!

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Last evening at 11:50PM eastern time, the fans of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens made their goal of reaching $15,000 for the charity Doctors without Borders to help those in need.   The fundraising effort tipped the scale after the television audience watched Sheffer-Stevens take his last breath as the character of Dr. Reid Oliver on yesterday’s episode.

Congrats to all involved!

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Thanks for updating, Michael. In an unprecedented outpouring, fans continue to give. We are well on our way to $16,000. Fans loved Reid so much and want to show their appreciation for Eric and their affectionn for each other. The donation site will continue to be open until August 2011 to raise funds for this very wortyh cause!

Michael Thank you so much for reporting and Colleen thank you of this great idea that was the best way to honoured one of the best actor and character in daytime(we love you ESS and wish you the best) and of course LuRe fans you guys are just AMAZING. sooo happy to be part of this fan base

Thank you Colleen for letting us know that the donation site will be open for another year. That is so awesome!! I have donated to honor Eric and his amazing portrayal as Reid. He definitely won my heart in such a short time!! Eric is an awesome actor! I will always be a fan of his!

Thank you for posting this!! I was soo very happy when I got the news last night that not only did we make our goal, but over it and we’re not done yet! We plan to keep this effort going for Doctors Without Boarders. Thank you to all who have helped, I am SOO PROUD to be a part of this fan base!!!

An amazing group of fans. I am so proud to be a part of this group. To be able to channel our anger and grief to a worthy cause. It has made the ending to this storyline easier to bare.

What an extraordinary way of turning something sad…the end of ATWT and the death of Reid…into such a positive. I am certainly impressed with the fans who came together to make this happen.

You guys did an amazing job! Congrats to everyone who conceived this effort, and gave ATWT fans a chance to show their appreciation for Eric Sheffer-Stevens’ phenomenal work, while doing something to help others at the same time. Well done!

Thanks Michael for posting this (and for every mention that you have given our fundraising). I was so excited when I saw it hit $15000 last night. There was no other day that would have be more perfect to have reached the goal then the day Reid took his last breath. The tears in my eyes were from pure joy in what we had done in such a short period of time.
As ESS has given us so much in his role of Reid, I am so proud that we are able to show our appreciation to him in a way that helps to many others.
LuRe fans are fantastic.

Thank you for mentioning this! I am still in shock. I am so insanely proud of this group… I am so impressed and honored and thrilled and every other positive emotion! <3

Thank you so much for mentioning this on your site. For the fans of Dr. Reid Oliver and Eric Sheffer Stevens to come together in this way is amazing and to make goal on Tragic Tuesday was fitting. We found a way to channel our anger and grief in a positive way by helping others. The new goal is 20,000 and I know it will be reached before the end of the show on Sept. 17.

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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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