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Catherine Hickland on her return as OLTL's Lindsay, the prison break & standing up for the fans!

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Soap fans are in for a real treat on next week’s One Life to Live when the Statesville prison break takes front and center stage depositing some of the show’s greatest all-time baddies smack dab in front of, and causing havoc for, some of the major citizens of Llanview! Among them, the fantastic Catherine Hickland as Lindsay Rappaport who  is back, and whose long running feud with Nora Buchanan is soap-legendary!

Hickland spoke with TV Guide to reveal some details on her return, and for sticking up for the fans right after and through the gut-wrenching cancellation and decision by ABC to rid the daytime line-up of two landmark shows: All My Children, and One Life to Live.   Here are a few excerpts below!

Catherine on how Lindsay makes a beeline to former flame Bo Buchanan after the prison break:  “It’s sort of ambiguous. I’m not being coy. I really couldn’t tell from the script. But, yeah, I got to work with Bob and Hillary B. Smith [Nora] and Ty Treadway a bit. For me, it was a satisfying ending for my character. I liked the idea of playing Lindsay one more time. That character has a place in history on that show, that’s for sure. Though, at that point, Prospect Park was still planning to take the show to the Internet. I was happy to wrap it up, or leave it open. Whatever they had in mind.”

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Catherine on being so vocal on her blog and throughout the devastating news of the cancellations of AMC & OLTL, and taking part in the picket lines:  ” I was happy to be out there! I didn’t really care if I ever acted again so, for me, it was no big deal. Everyone else at OLTL and AMC was under gag order and had the fear of God put into them. There was nothing keeping me from telling the truth.  When I saw our wonderful viewers being yanked around like that I just couldn’t take it anymore. They are the bread and butter of this business, the very reason soaps have remained on the air for decades, and they deserved to know what’s really going on. I guess that was the reason behind my snap, so to speak. I just didn’t have any idea it would be so far reaching and cause such a fuss. I was just saying my thoughts, blogging like I have for ages. I spent a lot of years at OLTL being told, “Don’t say this. Don’t say that.” This is America, may I remind everybody. To not be able to speak your mind is very frustrating. If you don’t let your feelings out, that’s where sickness lies. I had already moved on. It’s not like I felt anyone owed me a career. It wasn’t about that at all. I just felt that the audience was owed simple respect, something we all owe each other — in business and in life.”

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Are you excited to see Catherine as Lindsay for an encore performance next week?  Let us know!

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Torrey
Torrey

Love, love, love Catherine…..and I can’t wait to see Lindsay again!

jp
jp

You go girl! Thank you for sticking up for us OLTL fans. I can’t wait to see your return as Lidnsey. I am hoping you and Nora have one more classic cat fight.

Diane
Diane

Looking forward to seeing you Catherine. I appreciate your openess and sticking up for the fans. Along with being heartbroken has come the frustration of not hearing what is really going on. It was very obvious there was a gag order in place and of cousre I understand the pressure many must have felt. Still I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the potential (have not given up) ending of our soaps.

Lew
Lew

I love Catherine Hickland! She has spunk and tells it like it is. I can’t wait to see her episodes!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I am sooooo looking forward to seeing Catherine as Lindsay on OLTL next week! Yay!! 😀 😀

Blake
Blake

Love her! Can’t wait to see Lindsey again! And I pray she and Nora have it out one last time!!!

gloria
gloria

Can’t wait to see her too! What is up with this awful ticker ticking down the time left for the show! This is very stressful & depressing to me. What is the point of it?

barbara t
barbara t

forget the ticker ,on monday they are playing a repeat or its not on at all.that means we only have 10 more days of new shows ,cant wait to see lindsay hope she and nora have a few words to say to each other.but its only bringing us closer to the end.

Jan
Jan

Thank you

Susan M.
Susan M.

Is OPLTL going on another cable channel or not??????????Please let me know!!!!!!!!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I’m trying to figure that out myself. 2 weeks ago, and on this site (comb the site and you will see the write up about prospect park looking for investor’s out of the country…. I haven’t heard anything since, and that was on this site 2 weeks ago… Every other day, I am checking in with this site and checking in on the internet trying to find out the update… People are moving on. Maybe folk are tire. Keep me posted if you here any anything as well.

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

The soaps are off for good! The phoney deal fell through. ABC owes us two 2 hours movies, one for each show, to end the shows right!

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

The deal fell through so the soaps won’t be coming back! I think the whole thing was a fake to begin with! ABC owes us two 2 hour daytime movies, one for each show, to end them right! Thanks for everything Catherine!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I loved Lindsey Rappaport. Catherine is cor rect. She does have a place in History on that show. I didn’t think she would last very long on that show, BC it was evident that Bo and Nora would be a couple that the show couldn’t break up forever….. and THEN, what would Lindsey do? Lindsey lasted ALONG time on that show BC she was so DAMN good.

Heather
Heather

Welcome back Lindsay! Glad to see you back on OLTL.

Jan
Jan

The guy playing Cole, Branndon Buddy’s part actually looks good.
Coles back take Starr and Hope away.
James bye bye.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

EXCELLENT!!!! REALLY? She’s going to be on??? What a great surprise!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! And Thank you Catherine Hickland for speaking out! THANK YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!!!!!!

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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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Y&R’s Elizabeth Hendrickson Gives Birth To Baby Girl

We are so happy to hear the news and to report that The Young and the Restless’ Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is a mom!  The actress and her husband Rob Meder are the proud parents to their daughter named Josephine James.

Josephine weighed-in at 6lb., 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long.  The joyous moment for Liz and Rob  didn’t come without some hiccups, especially for Liz entering the UCLA Santa Monica hospital amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

PEOPLE had the exclusive pics and statement from Hendrickson who expressed: “We are thrilled to introduce our little Josephine James Meder to the world – she’s perfect in every way,”

Earlier  week on her Instagram. Liz revealed: “We’ve decided to induce labor with everything moving so rapidly. We felt it was safest to get her here safely before Rob wasn’t allowed in the delivery room like they’re doing in San Fran and NY.”  However, she later added,  “20 mins before we walked into the hospital the midwives were notified that after delivery only the mother is allowed with the baby postpartum. Rob has to leave. We are heartbroken but we also feel like I’m in incredible hands. My midwife Didi is a dream and my nurse Andra is so awesome!” she wrote. “I know i will be well supported by everyone in the maternity ward.

Share your congrats and well-wishes below for Liz and Rob and their new family member, daughter Josephine!

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DAYS’ Christie Clark Shares Coronavirus Health Update

Days of our Lives fans love her as as Carrie Brady, and are often very happy when they find out Christie Clark is back for a visit taping episodes of the NBC soap opera.  But that’s not what’s happening right now.  Right now, we need Christie to get all her strength back.

Clark shared via her Instagram today a health update on her battle with the coronavirus that hit both her and her husband while they have been living in the United Kingdom.

Christie expressed: “Oh my goodness, just starting to feel ok on this end. My husband Tom and I have had coronavirus fairly bad. Not as bad as some, no hospital needed. Hope your all well! I’m sure at this stage you all know of someone with it? When you get it, you can’t call the grandparents for help, cause they will get sick. We know about 10 people in our little circle that have had it. Like clockwork, Day 7,8,&9 were tricky and haven’t been able to taste food for a while. So excited to be in the land of the living again & start exercising…soon. Thanks for all the love. Stay safe!”

Send your well-wishes to Christie and Tom as they are on currently getting stronger and recovering from the virus via the comment section below.

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