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ATWT's Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans reach $20,000 mark for Doctors Without Borders!

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The fans of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Reid Oliver) did it again!  They hit their new goal of raising over $20,000 for the non-profit medical organization, Doctors without Borders, less than a week after ATWT had it’s final episode!  This fantastic news now should by now come as no surprise.  It seems after each time ESS fans strived for a fundrasing goal, (to deal with their grief over losing their beloved on-screen Dr. Oliver), they get it, and then set new heights for themselves.  It has been an incredible and thoughtful way of honoring their favorite actor.

Eric Sheffer-Stevens himself gave kudos to the group  on their accomplishment, and passed along this message to them:  “I’m amazed by and extremely grateful for this movement to raise money for Doctors without Borders. The fact that the initial goal was surpassed in such a brief time, and the amended goal accomplished in an equally brief time, is a testament to the strength and generosity and good spirit of this group working together. I know that the point of the movement was to work together to channel collective energies and emotions for a good cause at the end of this chapter, and I’m humbled and moved that it was done in my name. My very best wishes to all. Eric Sheffer Stevens”

On-Air On-Soaps says, “Way cool!”  And, you still have time now if you are interested in donating to the charity in Eric’s name by clicking on the hyperlink above for Doctors without Borders.

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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, I am honored to be a part of this amazing fan base. We have incredible people who worked hard to make this successful. I’m thankful to the ladies who worked to set it up, to everyone who donated and helped to promote it and to you, Michael for supporting it all along the way. Thanks also to Eric Sheffer Stevens, who inspired us with his great work and suggested Doctors Without Borders. I’m proud that I could be a part of such a great effort to support a wonderful organization that does such great work all over the world.

Michael, thanks for helping us get the word out to more fans than those we had access too. I feel really blessed to be a part of this group and accomplishing something that is so beneficial to a worthy organization.

On another note.. our next project isn’t a charity, but we are trying to get the word out about Parrish Hurley’s new project. Parrish was part of the cast in Vermont Shakespeare Theater’s production of Much Ado About Nothing along with Eric Sheffer-Stevens. Parrish is very talented and he wrote the script for this pilot. Not safe for work, but please check it out at http://www.the718.net/gogiants.html. The password is brooklyn.

It’s dark and witty, as Parrish describes it ‘very Flight of the Concordy’.

Thank you again, SO much, for helping us get the word out on this fundraising endeavor & helping it to become the kind of success it’s become. So very, very proud to be an active part of this & this generous, amazing group of people I’m proud to call my friends. Because of the kindness of the group & others who donated, SO many people around the world will now be getting the medical supplies they so desperately need, and everytime I think of how many people this will benefit, it makes me even more proud of this accomplishment & puts everything into perspective.

I think it’s pretty impressive & downright cool that this all started because we were all so inspired by a character on a soap opera (Reid Oliver) and by ESS’s portrayal of said character. We could’ve all just sat on our behinds and been sad about the ending, but we DIDN’T. We acted & we acted in a big way that will have far-reaching impacts for quite a while to come.

Also, just wanted to let you guys know that a friend of Eric’s from Vermont Shakespeare Company, Parrish Hurley, has a project that he’d really like you all to check out called The (718). It’s brilliantly written, hysterical, witty, full of awkward dating situations, etc. Everything regarding this can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=33705456&v=wall&story_fbid=156607654366979&ref=notif&notif_t=like#!/pages/The-718/152013184833670?ref=ts

Thank you Michael for helping us getting & keeping the word out about the DWB fundraiser we were involved in for ESS. It’s because of you keeping it front & center that we were able to reach more fans than were on facebook where we started it.
Alot more people will be helped following natural disasters because of this & the page will be open until August 2011 so if you haven’t donated yet you still can.
You definitely need to check out Parrish Hurley’s new project The 718, it is really good.

Grateful Thanks That This Good Cause Will Meet Its Goals! 🙂

Thank you again Michael for staying on top of this and posting this wonderful news. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing fan base. It makes me feel really good to know that we have made a difference in so many lives of those less fortunate than us. And it definitely helps to ease the pain of losing the character that we have grown to love so much. I am honored to call the incredible people of this fan base my friends.

Thank you again Michael!

Because Eric and Van and their characters of Luke and Reid are so loved, their charities are reaping the benefits.Vans school and Erics DWB.I have never seen so much support because we love these guys and the great performances they gave us.

Michael,
Thanks so much for helping spread the word for this cause as well as relaying Eric’s message to his fans. It has been a great time getting to know some great people and sharing the experience that was Dr. Reid Oliver. I look forward to seeing Eric’s future works, and am so proud of the work that was done in his name.

Thank you SO much, Michael, for your coverage on this campaign! It has truly made a huge difference. I am so proud of this group and all we have accomplished. First we raised $1,500 for the Vermont Shakespeare Company in Eric’s name in about a week’s time [and after some chaos concerning where to donate and how.. goodness], now we’ve surpassed our second goal at $20,000 for Doctors Without Boarders… it’s just amazing to me. This is a passion and giving group of people to say the very least. This fandom is such a beautiful place made up of equally beautiful people and I am so proud to be a part of it.
Thank you everyone involved with this campaign and thank you Eric for inspiring us!
<3

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Jon Lindstrom and Cady McClain Announce They Have Ended Their Marriage

After much speculation, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) and Cady McClain (ex-Jennifer, DAYS, ex-Rosanna, ATWT, ex-Dixie, AMC et al) have officially confirmed and announced they have gone their separate ways and have ended their marriage.

For months on social media, it was clear that the two were seemingly apart, not appearing pictured in any of each others posts.

Now, on a mutually shared Instagram post, Jon and Cady made an official statement on the status of their relationship, beginning with “Cady and Jon here. We are taking this opportunity to make a short statement about our relationship status. It may be obvious to some based on our posts that we’ve taken some time apart. After serious consideration we have decided that our goals have been taking us in different directions and to end our marriage.”

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As to the future, Jon and Cady explained, “We remain friends and wish each other every happiness. As people who work in the public eye, it can be difficult to have a private life. Regardless, we ask for your kind consideration in this matter.”

Jon and Cady met when they both appeared on As the World Turns, he as Craig Montgomery, and she as Rosanna Cabot. After four years together, the couple decided to get married in 2014.

Share your well-wishes for Jon and Cady’s separate futures as they ask for privacy on this matter in the months ahead via the comment section below.

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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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