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BABY NEWS! Rebecca Budig and Husband Michael Benson Welcome Daughter Charlotte Jo!

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Fantastic news for one of daytime’s favorites Rebecca Budig! The former star of All My Children and Guiding Light, and current co-host of The Better Show alongside JD Roberto, gave birth yesterday to her first child!

Budig and husband Michael Benson welcomed their daughter Charlotte Jo and then Benson snapped an Instagram photo for all the world to see stating:  “Welcome to the world, Charlotte Jo Benson. Mom and daughter are doing great!”

Rebecca best bud, The Young and the Restless Greg Rikaart (Kevin) had his own brand of congrats to offer Rebecca and Michael via Twitter saying:  “SO happy for you, Michael! @RebeccaBudig, not so much.”   He then followed that up with how ecstastic he and his partner Rob are to meet the new little bundle of joy, “All kidding aside, congrats @RebeccaBudig & @hurrybackusa! Way to go! Rob and I are excited to meet Charlotte Jo.”

Congratulations to Rebecca and Michael from On-Air On-Soaps!  Now share your well-wishes for the happy family below!

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LindaTNo1
LindaTNo1

On my birthday too. Yesterday, September 8 was my own birthday. My fellow Virgo September babe, Ms Char Jo. Someday we can share our birthday together and party on. I guess if there were bets placed, I would have won since I would have picked Sept 8 (my birthday). Congrats to the happy family.

Rapids
Rapids

I’m thrilled for the new parents. Rebecca is one of the few I miss from the old show.

richard
richard

Now she needs to come back to soaps!! Bring Greenlee to Port Charles with David Hayward in tow!!! David could wreak havoc at GH and reunite with Anna!!!!!!

Omar
Omar

Congratulations..I knew Rebecca personally when she was in NYC..She is lovely and wonderful person..So happy for her and her hubby.

Sandy
Sandy

Oh Rebecca, congrats on having your first baby and a happy marriage. You are sorely missed on the soaps. Wish you would come back as you shined playing Greenlee. Be happy and healthy.

KateA
KateA

Oh how I still miss AMC!

jaybird369
jaybird369

CONGRATULATIONS to the proud parents!!!!!

margaret ks
margaret ks

Congratulations to Rebecca and her husband!! If i recall correctly, isn’t Rebecca’ s middle name Jo also? Rebecca is an exceptional actress. So many wonderful hours watching her shows throughout the years. Hope that they enjoy parenthood and their precious daughter.

Rosemary
Rosemary

Congratulations, I’m sure she is beautiful like her mom. Miss you on the Better Show, you & J.D are great together.. When will you be back?

Annie DeVito
Annie DeVito

Congratulations and best wishes to you! Much happiness too!

Linda Collins
Linda Collins

Congrarulations Rebecca and Michae for your new baby girl.

We really miss you on the better show
are you coming back soon hope hope so
love from Indpls In

Priyanka Chaturvedi
Priyanka Chaturvedi

Rebecca, congrats on your first child. Charlotte is very adorable. Michael must be proud to be a father. I remembered you as the nameless teen girl Chris o’ Donnell’s character Dick saved in Batman Forever. I couldn’t believe your character was harassed by the neon gang. I also enjoyed your other characters Greenlee, Michelle, Hayden and Holli.

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TODAY: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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