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EastSiders Starring Kit Williamson and Van Hansis Wins Best Web Series Drama From LA Weekly!

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Last night, in a ceremony hosted by Michelle Visage and James St. James at Hollywood’s Bardot, LOGO’s beloved indie dark comedy web series EastSiders, starring former As the World Turns Van Hansis (Thom) and the talented Kit Williamson (Cal), won the honored with the award for Best Web Series- Drama  from LA Weekly.

The crowded category included gay favorites: The Outs and  Hunting Season, H+ (from producer Bryan Singer), Blue  (starring Julia Styles), Halo 4 (from Machinima), and The Vault.   EastSiders writer, director, and star Kit Williamson is also the star of the romantic comedy web series Hipsterhood, which won the award for Best Web Series- Comedy.

Kit Williamson related on his shows victory,“I think it’s amazing that a publication like The LA Weekly is taking notice of new media. It’s an honor to be listed alongside such great content creators and I’m grateful to everyone who voted for us. It’s also very exciting to see three gay web series nominated for best web drama, rather than being isolated into their own category. I think it’s a testament to LGBT content creators being at the vanguard of the medium.”

So what do you think of EastSiders winning the award for Best Web Drama Series?  Would you like to see a new season of EastSiders which centers around the relationship of Thom and Cal?

 

In a ceremony hosted by Michelle Visage and James St. James last night at Hollywood’s Bardot, LOGO’s beloved indie dark comedy web series EastSiders won the award for Best Web Series- Drama. The crowded category included gay favorites The Outs and  Hunting Season, “H+” (from producer Bryan Singer), Blue  (starring Julia Styles), Halo 4 (from Machinima), and The Vault.

 

EastSiders writer, director, and star Kit Williamson is also the star of the romantic comedy web series Hipsterhood, which won the award for Best Web Series- Comedy.

 

Kit Williamson related on his shows victory< “I think it’s amazing that a publication like The LA Weekly is taking notice of new media. It’s an honor to be listed alongside such great content creators and I’m grateful to everyone who voted for us. It’s also very exciting to see three gay web series nominated for best web drama, rather than being isolated into their own category. I think it’s a testament to LGBT content creators being at the vanguard of the medium.”

 

 

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I’m delighted by this, it so deserves it. I thoroughly enjoyed the series and hope there will be more.

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“… It’s also very exciting to see three gay web series nominated for best web drama, rather than being isolated into their own category. I think it’s a testament to LGBT content creators being at the vanguard of the medium.” — ABSOLUTELY!

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wonderful news….so well deserved !

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A bit off topic, but is there a way to check this out in Canada? The official site (through Logo) like all of their video content is region blocked to the US (which seems counterproductive for a webseries.) Congrats regardless, though I was hoping for The Outs out of the ones I was able to watch.

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Van Hansis always does does his best when he acts, so this is no surprise to me.

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As the World Turns ‘CarJack’ Virtual Reunion Announced with Maura West & Michael Park

Next Friday, June 26th is going to be a big day, as not only are the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS that night, but now newly-announced during the day is a reunion of two Daytime Emmy winners.

Three time Daytime Emmy winner, Maura West  (Ex-Carly) and her former and longtime As the World Turns co-star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) will be part of a virtual conversation with Alan Locher on his Locher Room You Tube channel.

The duo was so popular as Oakdale’s “CarJack” that it will be wonderful to hear them share their stories and memorable moments from working with each other.

West, currently stars on General Hospital where she is again nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series in her role as Ava Jerome, while Park has had a hugely successful career in New York in the theatre, and in film and television.

The reunion goes down on Friday, June 26th starting at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST.  Don’t miss it.

So what would you love to ask Maura and Michael about their time together or favorite storylines from the past from ATWT? Comment below.

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ATWT and ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum, Zach Roerig Arrested For DUI

Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

ATWT fans will remember Zach as part of the younger set in Oakdale comprised of: multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Landon (Ex-Gwen), Jesse Sofer (Ex-Will) and Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), all who went on to primetime fame during their careers.

So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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Michael Swan and Margaret Reed Set For ATWT Reunion

More As the World Turns former cast members come forth during the COVID-19 pandemic to participate in Alan Locher;’s weekly ‘Locher Room’ virtual chats.

Newly announced on Thursday are former on-screen lovebirds, Michael Swan (Ex-Duncan) and Margaret Reed (Ex-Shannon).

Look for the twosome to appear on the upcoming Thursday June 4th edition of the reunion series, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a. m. PT.

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Remember Duncan and Shannon’s ATWT love story? Looking forward to seeing Michael and Margaret? Comment below.

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