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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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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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