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Daytime Emmy winner, James Pritchett of "The Doctors" passes away!

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Sad news to report, another legendary soap performer has died.  James Pritchett who for years played Dr. Matt Powers on the NBC soap, The Doctors passed away on  March 16th in New York City.  Pritchett was the fifth actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor Daytime Emmy in 1978.   Lydia Bruce was most also remembered in the role of his wife, Maggie Powers for many years.  Elizabeth Hubbard was another one of the main stars of the series as Althea Davis. The Doctors aired on NBC from 1963-1982.

Pritchett was born on October 27, 1922, in Lenoir, North Carolina.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Pritchett’s family and friends.

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Brian Greene
Brian Greene

As a little boy, I loved watching Mr. Pritchett play noble Dr. Matt Powers. Another class act has crossed over. RIP, James!

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I loved this show.He was a wonderful actor to watch and that show had so many great actors, Elizabeth Hubbard was one. that’s when TV offered quality instead of quantity.My condolences to his family and mr. pritchett, thank you for wonderful memories!!!!

A Baptiste
A Baptiste

Watching the show in reruns now, late ’60’s, Mr. Prichett was quite a warm as well as strong presence and his “Maggie,” Bethel Leslie was captivating. What a lovely man and actor.

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Brandon Barash Talks Stefan & Those Stabi Sex Scenes; Plus Freddie Smith & Acting Coach Maria O’Brien On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On an all-new episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Live Podcast, Brandon Barash is the special guest for the first time since taking over the role of Stefan DiMera, originally played by Tyler Christopher.

During Barash’s interview with host, Michael Fairman, the actor chats on being a replacement for a role on the soaps which happens many-a-time,  plus why he plays bad boys so well; given that daytime drama fans first were introduced to Brandon from his work as mobster Johnny Zacchara on General Hospital.

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Currently, Brandon is involved in the most steamy story on Days that of Stefan and Gabi’s (Camila Banus) contentious relationship.  While now Gabi has set out her revenge plan on Stefan; which included having sex with him, the tables are turning and these two bad apples are seemingly drawn to each other in more ways than just hitting the tabletops and desktops for a quick romp.  Barash fills the listener in on his take on the #Stabi relationship, and the trouble he has been put in thanks to the lies of Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Ted (Gilles Marini).

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Later in the podcast, Fairman sits down with Freddie Smith (Sonny) and the Days of our Lives on-set acting coach, Maria O’Brien, as the two of them gives listeners insight on how Maria works with the cast to get them ready to hit the soundstage to deliver their lines, their monologues and get to the heart and deep-meaning in their emotional scenes.   Smith and O’Brien delve into some of Sonny’s most emotional scenes, and the rigors of acting in a long-running soap opera which shoots at such a tremendously fast paced.

You can download the episode available now on iTunes here, or head over to NBC.com/Inside Salem and check it out there.

So, are you digging Brandon as Stefan O DiMera? Are you rooting for Gabi and Stefan to wind up together more than just sexually, but in perhaps in a serious relationship? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Elizabeth Hendrickson Makes Another Return To Y&R

There will be more drama surrounding Chloe on The Young and the Restless. Elizabeth Hendrickson, who just recently made a return to the CBS Daytime drama series after her year on General Hospital as Margaux Dawson, and who was key to bringing back Adam Newman to the canvas in Genoa City and the story surrounding him, is coming back for another round on the top-rated soap.

Hendrickson posted on her Instagram a throwback photo to her and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) with the following words in her post: “Found an oldie but a goodie! Who’s ready for some of this again?! Back at @youngandrestlesscbsand excited for what’s to come.”

In story, Adam (Mark Grossman) had Chloe kidnapped and has her man Kevin (Greg Rikaart) blackmailed to do his bidding in order to keep Chloe safe and from not having to serve time in prison for his attempted murder.

And there is still the unanswered question … if Chloe and Adam can co-exist in the same orbit, or if they will ever be able to get past the horrific moment in both their lives when Adam killed Chloe’s daughter in a hit and run accident?

So, glad to know there will be more Liz on Y&R? Share your thoughts below.

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‘Supernatural’ Stars Emotional At Their Last Comic-Con Panel; Matt Cohen Set To Direct Episode In Final Season

All good things must come to an end, and although the final season of CW’s Supernatural has yet to air, series stars; Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric, Days, and Dean Winchester, Supernatural), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Alexander Calvert (Jack) were overcome with emotion at Sunday’s San Diego Comic-Con Panel as the series is set to wind down after 15 seasons.

Throughout their panel, plenty of nostalgia, tears, and humorous moment ensued. The panel did not focus on spoilers for season 15, but showcased the iconic series for all its glory over its past 14 seasons.

Before the panel came to its conclusion, the cast could no longer contain their emotions and Padalecki even had tissues ready. “We were all backstage promising each other that we weren’t going to cry. And we all knew that we were lying to each other,” Misha Collins and Jared shared.

Ackles thanked the legions of fans in attendance and worldwide: “Thanks for showing up. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. It’s an amazing thing to see. We love you guys very much.”

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In addition to the tears, it was revealed that recurring Supernatural favorite and former General Hospital star, Matt Cohen (Ex-Griffin Munro) will be directing one of the episodes of the series during its final season.  Cohen had previously played a young John Winchester on the sci-fi series.  Jensen Ackles is also set to direct this season, as well.

Supernatural will have its season 15 premiere e on October 10th on the CW.

So, will you miss Supernatural? Comment below.

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