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B&B's Susan Flannery's heartfelt speech to cast, crew & especially Katherine Kelly Lang!

Earlier this week, On-Air On-Soaps attended the on set celebration at The Bold and the Beautiful in honor of their 14 Daytime Emmy Nominations including Series, Writing and Directing nominations for the pivotal plight of the homeless episodes featuring Susan Flannery, Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) that also told the story of Stephanie’s battle with cancer.  Executive Producer and head writer of B&B, Brad Bell presided over the celebration and introduced his acting nominees one by one.  At which time, Susan Flannery, nominated for Lead Actress was the first called up to the podium where she made an incredibly moving speech to the cast and crew.  Towards the end of it, Flannery, holding back the tears, honored her long-time scene partner, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). Here is Susan’s speech below.  We thought it was exceptional and wanted to share it with you.

Susan Flannery: “I am not going to wait and take my chances in Vegas. I am really thrilled that this show has been acknowledged by so many different groups, and we have gotten so many awards.  I think we are all so lucky to have been included to work on the series of shows dealing with the homeless. For that, I am really indebted to Brad Bell.  I think we really accomplished something that was really wonderful without preaching and brought to the audience as social issue that was really important at the time.  But, I would like to acknowledge four people.  I am thrilled to have been nominated, but I think Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) has about 25% of that nomination with me.  I was very concerned when they said they hired somebody new. She turned out to be just sensational. I think she has a long wonderful career ahead of her. I want to thank Mike Stitch for his directing and editing.  And I told him when I first saw rough cut, that he really enhanced my performance and Kristolyn’s performance  in the way he shot and edited the show.  I am very indebted to you and congratulate you on your well-deserved nominations. And, without a wonderful story and wonderful scripts we would not be anywhere. So Brad, thank you for intrusting me, Kristolyn, and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) with telling this story for you.  It was really an honor.

And just quickly, I am thrilled for Scott Clifton (Liam) for being nominated for his acting.  He is a wonderfully talented guy and you deserve it and I hope you win.  I am thrilled for Heather Tom (Katie), because I don’t think there is a more gifted and talented young actress. You are so subtle and so intelligent and thoughtful. I wish you the best, and I hope you win too. Last but not least, I want to thank Katherine Kelly Lang. (Susan gets teary-eyed) She is just the best, and I have been so lucky to have her as my acting partner for 24 years. Katherine babe, I do not know what I would do without you.  You are the cat’s meow, kid!”

For our interview with Susan on her thoughts on her Daytime Emmy nomination, make sure to visit our 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Hub and the Nominee Reaction Page!

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson Reveals Pregnancy

Well, the cat is out of the bag, sort of speak.  GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) took to her Instagram to finally reveal that she is pregnant in real-life!

That comes on the heels of General Hospital fans watching the story unfold on-screen where Sasha learned she was pregnant with Brando’s  (Johnny Wactor) child.

Mattsson shared a photo of herself with her baby bump expressing: “BIG things happening!! 🙈 So happy and excited to finally share this (almost ready to pop) bump with everyone!! 🥰❤️.Kept it a secret for a while to not spoil anything for GH viewers, but now that miss Sasha Gilmore’s pregnancy is in full force I can finally share that I’m so grateful to be sharing this pregnancy journey with her! ❤️”

Sofia is married to actor Thomas Payton.  This is the couple’s first child.

So, share your congrats to Sofia and Thomas for their baby on the way via the comment section below.

 

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

Share your condolences and remembrances of John via the comment section below.

 

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