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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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Colleen
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Colleen

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!

amy
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amy

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

Wendy
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Wendy

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!

Kat
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Kat

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!!!

kwbalan
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kwbalan

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.

Maureen
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Maureen

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.

Nicole
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Nicole

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!

Mary P
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Mary P

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… Read more »

Ripley
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Ripley

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

teresa
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teresa

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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Three-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Cady McClain, Reveals She’s ‘Back On Set’ But On Which Show?

After her Instagram post earlier this week, fans of Cady McClain have been attempting to dissect her cryptic tease of a message. McClain, a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, shared the good news with fans that she is ‘back to work’, except she didn’t share which show or project she is working on … just yet!

In her post, McClain teased: “Back on set! Fun to be working again on such a terrific show! Can’t wait to be able to share the news with you all soon! Meantime, hoping you are all taking good care of yourselves. Sending hugs!! ”

Now, it could be Cady is working on a primetime show, not a daytime show, but we shall see.

She has previously appeared on The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives of the four remaining daytime soaps.  On Y&R she played Kelly Andrews, and on DAYS, Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  And, as viewers of the NBC soap saw this week, Jennifer (in a short appearance by Melissa Reeves) returned to Salem with Jack (Matthew Ashford), only to tie-up loose ends over the holidays and exit the show.

Since DAYS still tapes months ahead, could McClain be returning there, or might she pop up on GH and B&B? The character of Kelly was killed-off of Y&R back in 2015.

Previously, Cady became soap-famous for her roles as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children and Rosanna Cabot on As the World Turns.

Share your thoughts on which show you hope Cady is working on, whether, primetime, daytime, or a streaming series, in the comment section below.

 

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‘As the World Turns’ Alums Try to Stump Contestants On All-New Episode of ‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Game Show

In the sixth episode of the virtual game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All four fans battle it out over their knowledge of deep trivia of daytime and primetime soaps, exclusively on the Michael Fairman Channel.

For this edition, the game show’s host, Michael Fairman, welcomes longtime soap fans: Robert Evans, Nancy Levy, Matthew Preston, and returning champion, Michael Cochran.

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During round one of the game play and throughout the episode, former stars from the beloved CBS soap opera As the World Turns appear and participate trying to stump the contestants including: Maura West (Ex-Carly), Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily/Rose), Van Hansis (Ex-Luke), Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara), Christian LeBlanc (Ex-Kirk) and Trent Dawson (Ex-Henry), and later in the show, look for a special guest appearance by Days of our Lives favorite, Blake Berris (Ex-Nick Fallon) in the ‘Knock Out Round’.

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The contestants knowledge of the following soaps were put to the test during this sixth episode: All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful.

As the game show series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the game show episode below.

Now, play along with us, and let us know in the comment section how many answers you had correct, and if you enjoyed the show!


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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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