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Eden Riegel On AMC's Demise: "What a Colossal Shame!" Shares Favorite Moments As Bianca!

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The beloved Eden Riegel, (Bianca) of All My Children, took to Twitter this afternoon to recognize that the show has one again been canceled.   But in addition to relating her extreme sadness over the situation, Riegel chose to share with fans her favorite moments in AMC history as the groundbreaking Bianca, as she mourned the loss of the iconic show one more time and remembered the best of times!

Eden tweeted on the news of the demise of AMC, yet again:  “Damnit. What a colossal shame! The show we all loved, that had such success online, dead again.  Very sad I can’t return to my AMC family again and play the role I love so much. I’ll spend the day mourning and remembering the good times.”

And with that, a series of touching photos that will bring back so many memories for All My Children viewers came flooding on to Riegel’s Twitter account including images of Bianca with:  Leo (Josh Duhamel), Maggie (Elizabeth Hendrickson), Reese (Tamara Braun), Eden’s winning the Daytime Emmy, the Kane women, and finally the last cast photo of the 2013 revival of AMC via Prospect Park!

Let us know what your favorite Bianca moment was of all-time as played by Eden? And, what do you think about her tweets which balance the sorrow of this heartbreaking loss all over again for soap fans, but at the same times gives us long lasting memories to hold on to?

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Lin
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Lin

Best of luck to Eden. I hope to see her on TV, in movies, or maybe on an online show. Michael, can you ask Eden to post those photos here? Love you, Eden. My heart goes out to you and all of those actors now out of work. You deserve better.

chevjuls
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chevjuls

Prospect Park should be ashame of themselves, they have the actors telling fan that AMC and OLTL is cancelled. They can’t be MEN or WOMEN to do that themself and let fans know why they are cancelling these show, bad producers, management and business.

Now we should boycott their other show ROYAL PAIN on the usa network

carla
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carla

You are spot on. Soap fans are given no respect. Prospect park is spineless.

lisa
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lisa

We want more reality shows and talk shows. gh will be cancelled next year. a talk show, will replace gh. Prospect park had enough of all my children and one life to live. they were not making any money. good for prospect park. they don’t own anyone an answer. grow up people this is a business. soap watchers are normally insane and fat. get off the couch, and go excersise. then watch your talk shows. learn something about your self. go watch dr. phil the chew. the chew is a wonderful show. All soaps will be history too.

Johnny
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Johnny

Um…Lisa…..pardon???? More reality and more talk shows?? You are SERIOUSLY in the minority here pal. Talk shows are dropping like flies because viewers are NOT watching. And as for reality shows….what else do we possibly need? There is a reality show for every possible topic. I think….maybe…you’re an ABC or Prospect Park employee? Seriously…who goes to a chat room for soap lovers and starts ranting about how viewers want less soaps and more shows to replace soaps? LOL. Very peculiar.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Not defending PP, but it is the professional thing to do, informing cast and crew first, before making any official statement to the the public. It is better to hear it from your agent rather than learned about your job loss on the evening news. Unfortunately in this day and age of instant everything, it just takes one cast member to tweet the news to fans before PP can finish what they have to finish before any official statement is made– making them look like jerks. If they never come out with a statement then yes, I would call them… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

Exactly! Networks, etc. are bashed all the time because cast and crew hear via the media that their show is cancelled. PP lets everyone know before the rest of us, and people think they’re horrible for it. They can’t win! Kudos to them for giving it a go! I appreciated getting to see my shows again if only for a bit.

Brenda
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Brenda

I agree Mary. What a shame it is indeed to have AMC canceled. I really enjoyed the online version.

cindy
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cindy

we should boycott pp ….

Judy
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Judy

They are chicken s**** the way they have handled this. Nothing good to say so I’m done after 41+ yrs.

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

I can appreciate Eden’s thoughts and of course she made Bianca Montgomery a very memorable character. Right now I am so despondant and frustrated over the cancelling of ALL MY CHILDREN, and yet still no official word from Prospect Park which really ticks me off as I’m sure it does many other long-time Fans of the show – that I can hardly stand it. Like others, I too almost wish it hadn’t resurfaced if it was going to meet such an untimely demise. I don’t think it was even given a chance to “find it’s footing” as an on-line Presentation.… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am very patient and most accommodating but now I am at my limit. Prospect Park, regardless of the production and economic challenges it faces creating 2.0 versions of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE — and I realize there must be many — owes the audience who believed and supported Prospect Park an open honest admission of this news. It is difficult to doubt when three reputable actresses (including Riegel here) have shared this disappointment on their Twitter accounts in recent days.. .with no word from the company in charge. And there must be some fire where… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Thank you –

ditto!

“…When will people realize that audiences care and have an investment in the product? Money may be not be changing hands like at the store but there is time, trust, engagement, support, and advocacy we give to creative pursuits… even in commercial television, whatever evolution it’s experiencing.”

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this IS emotional upheaval … for, so, many, PEOPLE

Lew S
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Lew S

The situation with PP is very sad and bad. Sad that the shows are over or on the shelf and bad that the people in charge did not feel it was necessary to make an announcement. Once something like this happens the powers that be should have made some sort of an announcement, either refuting or confirmung it. Very bad business practice .

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually it is common practice to inform cast and crew of a cancellation before making an official statement. However in this day and age of Twitter and Facebook it only takes one cast member to prematurely announce the news to the general public. But the cat is out of the bag now, so PP should step up and make an official announcement soon— if they don’t they yes, that would be bad business practice, but I suspect when they get all their ducks in a row and craft a statement they are prepared to live with– they should break their… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

What about Bianca and Lena Kundera? Don’t forget Olga Sosnovksa’s contribution to making Bianca’s character arc a classic.

Johnny
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Johnny

That was creepy and gross. Lena looked like a 40 year old European predator creeping on a 20 year old girl.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

ABC should not get rid of SOAPNET and get AMC, OLTL and other online soaps like Venice. We do not need another Disney cannel that just repeats the same shows over and over again.

Kate
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Kate

Bianca was one of my favorite characters. I liked her with Reese. In my mind, since Marissa is shot by JR, Bianca gets back with Reese. Miranda goes back to being the age she is suppose to be. And Bianca, Reese , Miranda , and Gabby have a wonderful life in Paris. I hope to see Eden in other things. Thanks Eden, you did a wonderful job being Bianca!

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I loved Eden’s tweets today, and I especially loved that Alicia Minshew responded to two of them (photos of her with Eden as Kendall and Bianca), and shared in the sadness. I’m pretty sure we would have seen Kendall again had AMC returned for a second season and I feel robbed. My guess is that things with PP are more complicated than we’re being told and that while AMC has been cancelled in its current form, as Cady McClain said, PP is not quite ready to give up its rights to the shows. If they were, they’d announce it and… Read more »

kathryn
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kathryn

I agree, Prospect Park should make an announcement though this is coming as no surprise to me. I anticipated it. And while I supported both soaps and enjoyed the online versions, I wish they never would have been produced. It wasn’t fair to the audience nor the actors.

marco
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marco

Rumors i heard tonight, is that all my children might get picked up by a cable network. I heard this on the radio. no one wants one life to live. they only want all my children.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

I wish the clock could be turned back 20 – 25 years where soaps were extremely successful TV shows. The stories were simply amazing then. The current soaps are so bad that they are not worth investing any time. Most of the EPs and HWs are extremely, extremely bad. It will not be a surprise if the remaining soaps disappear in about 5 years time.

Margie-Rose
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Margie-Rose

Wonderful we had you back. I prayed for a longer time. Money was spent this year really feel a profit would comet next year. Someone please pick up our Famalia!

Patrick
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Patrick

The beloved Eden Riegel, (Bianca)

I feel compelled to post: In Loving Memory of Francis Heflin… “Mona Kane”.

4 generations of Kane Dynasty.

Mona
Erica
Kendell and Bianca
and the great- and grand’children of

collectively, embracing, (Take care) the generations and decades plus of cast and crew.

Eden Riegel – “heartfelt, Thank You” I sincerely appreciate your profession… your inner strength… your mindset…. to further along… LGBT cause and effect. notwithstanding… the life of Bianca is forever etched in our HEARTS.

“How I LOVED Francis Heflin. “Mona… I know the heavens opened up”

Jen
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Jen

Sigh. I kind of knew this was coming, but I was hoping for the best. When the reboots debuted, there were some obvious problems, such as the new characters, some lack of chemistry and such, but I thought it just needed a bit of time to work it all out. I was willing to wait. I enjoyed OLTL more, because enough of the key characters came back, and stepped up, despite the writing. All in all… everyone did the best they could with what they had to work with. We were lucky to have either of them back at all.… Read more »

Jack Parkins
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Jack Parkins

Well, I’ve heard through the rumor grapevine that it’s possible ABC-TV actually wants the shows back. Both Prospect Park and ABC are required by the Courts not to discuss the case in the Media, no easy feat these days. Would be nice if AMC could return as a half hour Lead-in program to General Hospital. Only time will tell what will happen down the road a bit.
Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of the residents of Pine Valley.
I am curious if Agnes Nixon has any comment regarding this latest development?

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The Fox drama, Our Kind of People (9 pm ET/8pm CT), will feature a reunion, of sorts, on tonight’s January 18th episode when Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie, All My Children) once again shares screen-time with her former on-screen soap opera love, Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, All My Children).

While mum’s the word as to Williams role, we know that Debbi plays Angela’s Aunt Piggy on the series, and in last week’s installment, Piggy went to the police station to turn herself in for the murder of her ex-boyfriend years ago.  However, Darnell’s character could hold the key as to what really went down in the murder.

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Debbi spoke to TV Line about acting again with Darnell: “We were shooting the scene when Darnell’s character walks through the door for the first time.  And it was the first time we see this character on the show, and I looked at him and shouted, ‘Jesse!’ The director had to yell cut and everyone fell out laughing. It was hilarious. I knew that wasn’t his name on Our Kind of People but I couldn’t help myself. We worked together for so many years as Angie and Jesse and that’s the first thing that came to my mind.”

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For those who have not checked out Our Kind of People, it takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years.

In story, strong-willed single mom Angela Vaughn (Ex-AMC star, Yaya Decosta) sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary hair care line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women, but she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.

The series is from writer and executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Grey’s Anatomy) and executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday).

So, will you be watching Debbi and Darnell together on tonight’s Our Kind of People? Comment below.

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Three-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Cady McClain, Reveals She’s ‘Back On Set’ But On Which Show?

After her Instagram post earlier this week, fans of Cady McClain have been attempting to dissect her cryptic tease of a message. McClain, a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, shared the good news with fans that she is ‘back to work’, except she didn’t share which show or project she is working on … just yet!

In her post, McClain teased: “Back on set! Fun to be working again on such a terrific show! Can’t wait to be able to share the news with you all soon! Meantime, hoping you are all taking good care of yourselves. Sending hugs!! ”

Now, it could be Cady is working on a primetime show, not a daytime show, but we shall see.

She has previously appeared on The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives of the four remaining daytime soaps.  On Y&R she played Kelly Andrews, and on DAYS, Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  And, as viewers of the NBC soap saw this week, Jennifer (in a short appearance by Melissa Reeves) returned to Salem with Jack (Matthew Ashford), only to tie-up loose ends over the holidays and exit the show.

Since DAYS still tapes months ahead, could McClain be returning there, or might she pop up on GH and B&B? The character of Kelly was killed-off of Y&R back in 2015.

Previously, Cady became soap-famous for her roles as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children and Rosanna Cabot on As the World Turns.

Share your thoughts on which show you hope Cady is working on, whether, primetime, daytime, or a streaming series, in the comment section below.

 

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‘Selling Sunset’ and Soap Alum, Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim Split

Chrishell Stause, best known to soap fans for her work on All My Children, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless, and currently seen in Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, is the romance break-up news this week.

Now comes word via PEOPLE, that Stause and Jason Oppenheim (Los Angeles real estate firm owner of the Oppenheim Group) have called it quits after five months of dating.

Oppenheim took to his Instagram Story and shared on the break-up: “While Chrishell and I are no longer together, we remain best friends and we will always love and support one another/. She was the most amazing girlfriend I’ve ever had, and it was the happiest and most fulfilling relationship of my life. While we have different wants regarding a family, we continue to have the utmost respect for one another. Chrishell is an exceptional human being and loving her and having her in my life is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”

Just two days ago, Chrishell shared an Instagram video with Oppenheim from the Selling Sunset makeup trailer just as the cast wrapped filming its fifth season.

Previously, Stause was married to This Is Us star Justin Hartley, while Oppenheim used to date another Selling Sunset star and Oppenheim Group employee. Mary Fitzgerald.

So, what do you think of the break-up of Chrishell and Jason? Comment below.

 

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