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One Life to Live’s Michael Easton (John) was this morning’s guest blogger on USA Today’s Pop Candy blog, where he writes on his fusion of being a soap opera star and graphic novel author with his new work, The Green Woman, due out in October.  Here is an excerpt from Easton’s blog about meeting up his co-author, Peter Straub at One Life!

“Jump ahead to 2006, ABC Studios, New York City.  On the set of One Life To Live, where I now play a character named John McBain. On the way to the stage floor one day, I see a man and his daughter in the hallway.  They’re on a “behind the scenes” tour of the show.  He looks familiar.  I nod, and he says hello as I pass.  Later that night, I go to my mailbox at the studio to pick up my script for the next week. Instead, there’s a book. It’s inscribed: To Michael Easton. Best Wishes, Peter Straub. Twelve years later, Koko strikes again.  It takes me two months to write and say thank you.  It stirred up a lot of memories (or perhaps I’m just an inconsiderate jerk), but I like to think it was the thoughts of her.  I meet Peter for a drink and tell him the story. We have a few bourbons.  We both like Pappy Van Winkle.  We become fast friends. We have a few dinners.  I meet his family.  Peter actually watches One Life To Live.  I tell the producers, and they write Peter onto the show as a recurring character named Pete Braust. He’s a good actor right out of the gate.”

The Green Woman is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com, and Michael’s other graphic novel, Soul Stealer is also available on the Amazon website.

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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All My Children Weeklong Virtual Reunions Kick-Off With Ripa, Consuelos, LaRue and Penny

Beginning this morning, Tuesday, May 26th, a weeklong virtual celebration with the cast of All My Children is on tap for fans of the beloved ABC daytime drama series, featuring a “Who’s Who of Pine Valley”.

The weeklong event is brought to you by EW.com and PEOPLETV.com and starts at 10 am EST/PST.   You can watch it right here.

Featured in the first installments are  the Santos family which includes: real-life marrieds, who met on All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), as well as Eva LaRue (Maria) and Sydney Penny (Julia).

Episode 2 coming up on Wednesday will feature: Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby Chandler), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard).

The weeklong event is in support of Feeding America helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and how you can make a donation visit ew.com/allmychildrenreunion

So, let us know what you think of the first installment featuring the Santos clan from Pine Valley as they reunite for a good cause via the comment section below.

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‘Studio City’s’ Sean Kanan to Host Indie Series Awards Virtual Ceremony

Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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