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BREAKING NEWS: Cameron Mathison & Lindsay Hartley first stars IN with AMC's move online!

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Breaking news this afternoon via TV Line. Looks like just as All My Children is about to say farewell to network TV this Friday, comes word out of Prospect Park that it has, pending a final agreement with AFTRA, signed its first two stars to continue with the series with its  move to the web. And, they are … Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Lindsay Hartley (Cara).

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Here is the statement from Prospect Park: “Pending a final agreement with AFTRA, Prospect Park has confirmed that … Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Lindsay Hartley (Dr. Cara Castillo Martin) have agreed to deals to join the company’s new production of All My Children.

This marks the first confirmation of cast members since Prospect Park began planning for the AMC production to live on the new online network beyond its final televised date on ABC this week.”

Prospect Park says it will announce the start date of AMC‘s new production in the coming weeks!

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DavidsMuse
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DavidsMuse

Congrats to CM and LH! 🙂 Now I need to hear that VI is onboard, so my wonderful David/Cara/Baby Dara saga continues! 🙂

Torrey
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Torrey

I think that they are going to try and groom Lindsay to be the new leading lady of AMC, since it doesn’t seem like Susan Lucci will be joining the cast. I just have a feeling that’s what’s happening. She is a talented actress, but those are hard shoes to follow….and notice I did not say fill, cause no one can do that.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Cameron & Cara–Yay! 🙂

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

I meant to say Cameron & Lindsay–Yay! 🙂

boes
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boes

I’m glad they’ve gotten LH to sign – and will be VERY happy if VI does too.

Not so glad about CM staying on, though. To put it mildly. His character has been overplayed, over-exposed, and over-acted for about the past 10 years. And “Ryan”, along with the other members of the sextet of suckage and the Carey’s are a large part (due to Frons’ insistence that they be the focus) of AMC’s decline.

I wish CM the best, but I deeply wish that meant we’d never have to see or hear Ryan Lavery ever again.

Judy
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Judy

Great news!

David
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David

Hope more actors sign on but the last few years — poor writing and moving from NYC to LA — have been hard on them.

Elaine
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Elaine

Happy about CM & LH. Hope they sign the rest. Especialy MK & CM. And of course WW, AM, etc. Maybe SL will change her mind. From what I read in her book, I’m surprised she hasn’t signed. Maybe that will change.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Mixed news. Glad some marquee stars are on board. As much as I like AMC, and VI, I could do without more of the David story. I will appreciate the “resurrection” plot line as a means to end a storied broadcast run for a fave serial, but for a relaunch, I would prefer a new start with Pine Valley citizens off the canvas. That way, we get history to link old and new, and focus on family and relationships. I tend to tune out when stories step far beyond the realm of reality, so my emotions at seeing AMC end… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

I agree with you. At this point, there are a lot of characters that I wouldn’t be sad to see go….. Starting with Marissa & Bianca. I can’t for the life of me, understand why AMC will not get rid of the Marissa character. I know that the last actress wasn’t that popular, but I don’t think this one is either….actually, I don’t think it has anything to do with the actresses…it’s just the whole character. And I don’t like or agree with how suddenly she and Bianca are an overnight item. I would love to see Colby, Liza, JR… Read more »

Jeffrey Moree
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Jeffrey Moree

This is good i hope they put out good writing and good acting. Would be nice to see some fact based stories that are true but hard to believe … Lindsey hartley is a good actress and i’ve grown fond of her character. I hope that opal lives on too.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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Soap Vet, Broadway Star and Artistic Director, Robert Lupone Passes Away at 76

Bob Lupone, the brother of Broadway Icon, Patti Lupone, and who is best-known to soap opera fans as con artist Zach Grayson on All My Children (1984-1985) has died at the age of 76.

The actor, and artistic director of Off-Broadway’s acclaimed MCC Theatre for over 40 years, passed away Saturday, due to complications from his three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Ironically, Bob was best known on Broadway as Zach in A Chorus Line which landed him a Tony Award nomination in 1976, and he also received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his other role of Zach on All My Children in 1985.  The murder of Zach Grayson was quite the murder mystery and trial; bringing in many suspects to the story.

In addition to All My Children, throughout his soap career, Lupone held roles on: Search for Tomorrow as Tom Bergman, Ryan’s Hope as Chester Wallace, Another World as Neal Cory, Loving as Leonard Brill/Charley Nichols, and Guiding Light as Leo Flynn.  He also appeared in primetime TV roles including: The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and several roles in the Law and Order franchise.

Lupone made his feature film debut in the 1973 musical adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar playing the Apostle James, and two years later got the Broadway role of his lifetime playing Zach in A Chorus Line after convincing creator and director Michael Bennett to let him play the part after the original actor departed the show.

A decade later, LuPone would co-found the Off-Broadway theatre company, MCC Theater, with Bernard Telsey and William Cantler.  MCC was founded as an artists collective designed to offer peer based classes and playwright development and has launched several successful shows that went on to great success.

LuPone is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Orlando; sister, Patti; and brother, William.

Below, take a look at the suspects in the Zach Grayson murder case on All My Children, followed by the 1976 performance by Robert and the cast of A Chorus Line on The Tony Awards, and last, a scene as AMC’s Zach around the 6 minute mark in the video.

Now, share your condolences to the Lupone family on Bob’s passing, and your remembrances in the comment section.

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