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DALLAS Watercooler Moment Of The Week: Judith Ryland (As Played By Judith Light) Snorts Cocaine!

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Thus far, the soap shocker of the week it didn’t happen on daytime, but on TNT’s Dallas this past Monday night!  On the episode, it was the highly anticipated return of two-time Daytime Emmy and Tony winner Judith Light in the role of the deplorable Judith Ryland!

But what went down in the scenes featuring the incredible Light was a true watercooler moment! So much so that today, EW.com is featuring it with the video of the juicy scene where Judith Ryland meets with with a drug cartel in Mexico to assure them that she is handling the family transport business now and not her son, Harris.

The scene begins where Judith and Harris (Mitch Pileggi) go to a some rodeo to meet the cartel.  Once there to assure them she is not wired, she allows the head honcho to literally feel her up and frisk her!  Then she insists on product testing … the cocaine they are smuggling in the family transport business!  Not only does Ms. Ryland snort one line, but a second one, and then kinda seductively rubs the coke around her gums in front of the cartel guy!

As  a preview to Judith Light’s return for season three, Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre remarked that her return would be, “bigger, badder and more delicious than ever!”  And as of this week, it certainly has lived up to it!  Make sure to watch the clip!  Then let us know what you thought of the scene and Light’s performance!

 

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garnet mcgee
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garnet mcgee

what a delicious moment. Judith Ryland used to annoy me but now I’ve fallen in love with her character.

diane
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diane

Although she is rotten to the core I too like her a lot more after last night episode then I did last season. Only wish we could have watch her and J.R. fight it out. Still can’t stand her son tho, even if he’s not as bad as we thought

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Judith is amazing on this show. S3 is heaps better than last. I only hope they keep it and Judith going!

su0000
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su0000

This season of Dallas is top of the dramas !

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

That scene absolutely blew me away. Judith Light is fantastic.

Rose
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Rose

My water cooler moment was when Judith was under the strip search. This is when Harris found out what Mom was really made of. Great acting.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

HILARIOUS SCENE…LMAO..AND SQUIRMING LIKE EEEWWW

brian
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brian

Hmmm Erica Slezak would fit in nicely too.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I agree..Miss Ellie’s long lost given up for adoption sister. With a Jock temperament!!

JLH
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JLH

I agree–great scene. This was the first episode JL’s character actually interested me, too.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

As an actress, Judith Light TRULY ROCKS!!!!!

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

The only thing that upsets me about Judith Light being Mitch Pileggi’s mom is that she’s only two years older than he is, not 18-20 years older! But she sure plays the heck out of that part! Just wish she had an “age-appropriate” man playing her “son.”

Why the damned double standard for women in Hollywood?!?
wolfy

Faye
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Faye

I think Judith Light is great in this role but it’s hard to believe
Mitch is her son since they are really the same age!

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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