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Erika Slezak Interview: OLTL Icon Shares Her Thoughts on Her Daytime Emmy Nomination & More!

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The one and only Erika Slezak found out her name was called this morning when the nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys were revealed!  And what a bittersweet moment this is for the six-time Daytime Emmy winner, who will now go for her record setting seventh win in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Viki on One Life to Live.

On-Air On-Soaps received a call from Erika this morning just shortly after the nominations were announced and she shared her reactions and thoughts and what she submitted that got her the nomination.  Plus,  she commented on OLTL’s Emmy snub for Best Show and Writing, and the DID storyline on GH where they have referenced Viki!

Here’s our chat with Emmy nominee, Erika!

Congratulations on your Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress! How did you find out you got the nod?

ERIKA:  I was a judge, so the Academy had sent me an email last week saying the nominations were supposed to be announced Friday, but now they will be announced sometimes next week. And then I had not really followed it, and then my daughter Amanda called me this morning, and she said, “Mom! Congratulations.”  So she figured it out and she was watching it on The Today Show.  So I was absolutely delighted it came from her.

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What did you submit for the final round of voting?  It has to be the 40th Anniversary show! It was one of your greatest performances ever on OLTL!

ERIKA:  Yes.  I submitted my 40th Anniversary show.  I wanted to submit a different show that I just loved because it was so good and that was when Viki walked in on Charlie and Echo in bed.  But they split that into two shows, but we taped it as one show. There was so much material in it, so Frank Valentini said we are going to cut it into two shows.  I couldn’t submit it because it was not a full show.

But for the pre-nominations, didn’t you go with a two-minute piece from the episode where Viki walked in on Charlie and Echo at the motel?

ERIKA:  Yes, that is what I did.  Again had that been one show, I probably would have submitted that because there was so much in it and Brian Kerwin (Charlie) was so lovely and Kim Zimmer (Echo) was amazing.   So I submitted my show instead, which is just me! (Laughs)

What a tour de force watching you play, Viki, Niki and Jean.  The 40th anniversary episode was an actor’s dream show!

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ERIKA:  It is an actor’s nightmare and dream show! (Laughs)  The nightmare part was playing all the different alters all together. Listen, I am not complaining.  I loved every second of it! But it was a great deal of work. The problem with doing that show was because we had two doubles, we had to shoot it as if it’s in Viki’s mind.  We had to have all three of us, (the three alters), and so I had to have doubles who would be playing the other characters. So when I would be playing Viki someone else would be playing Jean, and someone else would be playing Niki.  When I was playing Niki, someone else was playing Viki and Jean, and it was very complicated.  I had to know what I was going to do in order to react.  So I had to ask these ladies, “Please don’t do anything.  Just say the lines flat.  I cannot react to you, because I have to know what I am going to say.” (Laughs)  That was the only way I could react to them.  We started with Viki, and then Jean, and then finally Niki.  I was scared to death,  and it was shot out of order.  It was scary and thrilling!  I thank God for Larry Carpenter’s directing.  Frank Valentini was there overseeing everything as well.  I thank God for that, too.

It would be amazing if you were to win your record seventh Daytime Emmy for playing Viki and accept the award on the year when One Life was canceled!

ERIKA:  Yes, but we will see what happens.  I am just glad OLTL got a bunch of nominations and we will be there to represent the show!

So from here on out till June 23rd, will it be a nice time for you to enjoy this Emmy ride?

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ERIKA:  I have made the reservation to Los Angeles with the family and we are going to have a whole week there and make it a vacation.  So that will be nice.  I am looking forward to it.

One Life to Live was left out, snubbed again, out of the Drama Series and Writing categories, in a year when there submission was great!  I am so disappointed!

ERIKA:  Me too!  I was very disappointed that One Life to Live, did not get a Best Show nod. I mean, c’mon.  There were only six shows.  It’s a damn shame.  And I am really sorry about that.  I know what they submitted and I thought it was great material and very different.

Have you checked in to see General Hospital lately and the telling of the Kate/Connie DID storyline?  And, how they mentioned Viki in it?

ERIKA:  No, but someone emailed me and went, “Oh my God.  Viki and Jessica wrote a book together about DID.”  I thought, “Oh no!  That would never ever happen.”  It was something so private between the two of them.  But anyway, it’s Ron Carlivati’s idea and he worked it in to GH, and that’s fine.   I am just waiting for my $25.00 dollars, for when they use a picture or photo likeness of you. (Laughs)

I believe that the Viki/Jess book referenced on GH was unauthorized and not authored by Viki and Tess, but I could see where it could have been interpreted that way!  (Laughs) Finally Erika, what do you think about the other ladies in your Emmy category?  Pretty great group!

ERIKA: I  know them all! They are all awesome. Every single one of them is a wonderful actress.  Laura Wright won last year.  Crystal Chappell, I think submitted an awesome tape and Debbi Morgan as well.  Heather Tom, who I dearly love, is always wonderful.  It will be great to be there at the Emmys with all of them.

What do you think of Erika’s Daytime Emmy nomination for her 40th Anniversary episode? Are you rooting for her to win?  Let us know!

 

 

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Christina
Christina

Damn skippy I’m rooting for Erika to bring home her 7th Daytime Emmy. I would love for Tony Geary to win his 7th as well. LOL.

glori
glori

Vick is the best-I don’t get Patrick w/idonelikevicki thing going on- He dosn’t obviously know whats good Vick wanna see you or Donna in a character soon?? please do I hafta beg now?! lov ya girl, please don’t go far-come back to show of your acting skills hioney!! .

barbara t
barbara t

Oh my god I love that woman, I want her to win so bad she deserves it, I hope we get to see her win, Along with robert woods and eddie alderson, it’s a shame that one life to live is not up for best drama series and writing, Im still trying to figure that out. But I love my Erika slezak and I want her to win, I miss vicki buchannan, and all the rest of the cast. In my heart they deserve the gold and I want her to win the 7th one.

Heather
Heather

You’re so right. Eat you heart out Susan Lucci

barbara t
barbara t

And your right to about Susan lucci eating her heart out.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Susan Lucci has plenty of money……….She doesn’t need a award.

JENNIFER
JENNIFER

So happy for Erika! I hope she wins!!! Lucky #7. I can’t believe OLTL didn’t get nominated for best show or writing!? WTF? OLTL was the best show last year, period. AMC, really? Pull your heads out of your asses daytime emmys.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I have to agree. As much as I love and stuck by AMC, even through their long, downward spiral into creative-death, OLTL has consistently hit the high note with incredible stories and actors to play them out. OLTL should’ve been nominated if only for the touching reunion with Shane, Gigi and Rex.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I agree with you Mitchell………………………………OLTL was the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kay killgore
kay killgore

I am going to disagree on this one regarding Susan Lucci she has always been very gracious about Erika Slezak’s wins she even made a small speech about how she respected her work at an emmy telecast.

Heather
Heather

Best of luck to Erika “Vicki” Slezak in getting her 7th (and last) emmy trophy. And again, thanks for all the memories.

kay killgore
kay killgore

I do not know yet what the others submitted but as I predicted I think she will probably take this one home! The only reason I can figure out on why OLTL did not get an emmy nom for Best Show is maybe they judges did not get the Fraternity Row episode I thought it was good, I think probably GH will take it for the episode with Lukes intervention.

Casey Costello
Casey Costello

Yes, I am thrilled that Slezak was nominated again! No one deserves that award more than she does for that brilliant 40th anniversary show performance she gave! I so hope she wins. But Michael, by the way, next time you talk to Erika, please tell her that the book they used on GH with her picture on it was not supposed to have been written by Viki and Jessica–the book was called “Oh Yes They D.I.D.! – The Unauthorized Biography of Victoria Lord and Jessica Buchanan”. So Slezak need not be concerned that they are compromising Viki’s character!

Robin Fletcher
Robin Fletcher

She is THE greatest actress in TV history, daytime or primetime. Good luck, Mrs. Selzak Davies. This will be your chance to break your own record. You deserve it.

barbara t
barbara t

Your right Robin Fletcher, And she was the heart of One life to live for 40 years.

MaxDaddy
MaxDaddy

I so wish in the interview Erika would have been asked “are you considering joining any other soaps?” I would love for her to move to GH. Todd and Thea are there, Starr… why not Viki! She could give that show a huge boost. I’d start watching it daily!!!

Liz
Liz

Her nomination *almost* makes up for the #OLTL snub. I’m so glad she submitted her 40th anniversary episode because it was a tour de force. I’ll definitely be pulling for her come Emmy night!

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

OLTL never gets many nominations. I thought this year might be different but it wasn’t. I hope they win all 11!

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

I am praying with all that is in me that Erika Slezak wins. Erika is still tops when it comes to soap operas. I really miss OLTL. I always counted on seeing Erika at 2pm. I am not alone. There are millions of OLTL fans hoping she wins. I hope OLTL , AMC & GH win every emmy. That would show ABC/D how stupid they were to let them go. Congratulations to Erika Slezak-Know You are a winner!!

Joe
Joe

I want her to win! Did anyone else think her comments about the DID book on Gh were a bit odd? I miss Viki and wonder what she is up to these days. One thing we know for sure she isn’t doing is a book tour! 🙂

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I didn’t find them odd at all. As an actress, Erika would know what her character would and would not do. And Viki would certainly not write a book about a chapter in her life she’d soon not think about!

barbara t
barbara t

Why did you think it was odd? I didnt, However, Heres my Idea, Vickis book becomes a #1 best seller and she goes to port charles for a book signing, Visits Todd, Starr, John and tea, she likes it so much she stays in port charles, The quartermaines need another rich family living next to them, Clint is in london working on his company and will join her soon. I miss Ericka Slezak and I would love to see her on general hospital.

Joe
Joe

RE: I just thought it was odd about the $25.00 comment but I guess she was just being funny! lol!
YES please come to PC and bring Tina with you!

RON CARLIVATTI: Cant you just see Tina and Luke involved in a jewel caper!!!! HELLO! This story is just waiting to be written!!!

heidi
heidi

hope she wins!!!

Emily
Emily

Love Erika Slezak!!! She’s gonna take it. I LOVED the scene where she found Charlie and Echo in bed. I felt all of her emotions, they bounced off the tv screen. So palpable, then when she slapped the snot of out Echo….sweet!!! The woman can act in her sleep. Miss Vicki.

Hope u get all these messages and well wishes.

All the best Ms. Slezak

Susan M.
Susan M.

I want Erika Slezak to win her 7th emmy.. she is so talented and I adore her……………She was the HEART of OLTl……………………..She kept her family & friends close to her heart….And giving her wise advice to them…….That beautiful SMILE!!!! A lot of emotinal seens & I got caught up in them each & every time….She is a very talented & pretty woman…She is my #1 favorite from OLTL………………..ERIKA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily
Emily

I totally agree. I know she was to go on to PP b4 the deal fell through. I wonder how she’s doing? IF she went through major withdrawls on not playing Vicki? I wouldn’t be surprised if she guested on GH.

Emily
Emily

I like too that they always gave her a love interest. Seems like w/most soaps when u reach a certain age they treat u like furniture. Like you’re not a person anymore and b/c u can’t do those hot love scenes, no more love interest for u. OLTL did not do that to them, to Vicki. Loved that:)

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

I truly hope she wins this award. Erika is so talented and deserves this award. I was only a One Life to Live fan for a short time (after ATWT was cancelled) but I fell in love with the show immediately. It was so easy to get into because of the multi-generational storytelling. I miss it quite a bit and would love for ABC to see the error of its ways and bring back Erika and the Buchanans.

Bonnie Delray
Bonnie Delray

ABSOLUTELY ! Bring them back.!!!

David Larsson
David Larsson

It would be an absolute crime if Erika didn’t win.

David Larsson
David Larsson

I’d also just like to mention how much it pisses me off that Erika Slezak is out of a job while people like the Kardashians are still on-air and earning millions by doing nothing other than prostituting themselves.

david
david

Yes, it is nauseating and it sucks big time. It’s one of the reasons I loathe talk shows and celebrity culture. There is no end to the sleaze appearing on television–from the New Jersey Shore to the California Kardashians–the country is deluged with garbage.

Ginny
Ginny

I totally agree with you. I don’t watch non-scripted television. I want to be entertained, not horrified by the lowest common denominator. If not for the second tape no one would know who they are. Erika Slezak deserves her seventh emmy. Break-a-leg Erika!

Ginny
Ginny

Sorry “SEX TAPE”. I hate auto correct.

barbara t
barbara t

Makes me sick to, To much garbage taking over Our time to enjoy good entertainment, I wonder about the people who watch those dopy reality shows and how can they respect the kardashians, they got started because of a porn flick. thats sick. If the reality, talk, food,self help trash takes over what we have left to watch My t v is gone, or I get more dvds and buy the shows and movies I want to watch. I read that lucy and ricky ( I love lucy ) couldnt sleep in the same bed, look at the filth they show now. Its like we lost our morals in this country and slowly we are loosing the good and the bad is here to stay until we do something about it,I guess the only way we can get even is to shut it off,Whats sad is that there are more that keep it on. Hollyweird is evil.

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

I can’t stand those annoying Kardashians! I don’t understand why people watch! Their voices alone are enough to drive you nuts!

gloria
gloria

Oh, David & David Larsson, why did you have to put it that way? It just sickens me even more (if that’s possible). I CANNOT tolerate & avoid every single reference to the KARTRASHIANS or KAR-FAT-ASS-IANS as I refer to them. You are so right-the most awful of people dominating the airwaves & raking in millions while our poor soaps go by the wayside.

Just seeing a picture of Erika Slezak or seeing her name in print or the name Viki brings tears to my eyes. I love & miss her & our show so much. It really HURTS me!

Watching GH today-the scenes with Tea, Starr & Todd just tore my heart out. For just a few minutes I actually pretended that I was watching OLTL. I know, I sound like a nut. But this whole cancellation/lack of nominations has bummed me out beyond comprehension.

barbara t
barbara t

No gloria your not a nut I did the same thing, It was so good to see them all together again.

david
david

Gloria, there’s nothing wrong about missing something you love. OLTL was part of our lives for decades. It has only been gone for four months. I miss our Llanview family too and it is still painful. Watching GH today with OLTL characters wasn’t that great for me, although I was happy to see Tea pregnant. There is no way their appearance on GH is anything as great as OLTL was and I can’t force myself to pretend otherwise. And the lack of nominations further adds insult to injury. I want everyone in Llandview back in Llanview, not Port Charles with GH’s storylines.

I think about a post you made months ago after receiving the OLTL cast picture and you mentioned about 16 people were missing. Would you please post the list? I am curious.

gloria
gloria

David, I am listing everyone who is in the picture & then who I think should have been. I had 16 at first then when I got to making the list thought of several more. I don’t know how they decided who got in the picture-maybe it was just whoever was available that particular day. I am pretty sure the picture was made before the awful news from Prospect Park on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone looks gorgeous & happy in this photo.

In- Nigel, Delphina, Destiny, Matthew, Cutter, Aubrey, Rama, Shane, Jack, Gigi, Rex, Tomas, Tea, Blair, Todd (Roger), Sean, Vivian, Starr, John, Dani, Nate, Brody, Jessica, James, Ford-they are all standing. Then you have a chair with Asa’s cowboy hat sitting in it & a big picture of Phil Carey! Then Renee, Nora, Bo, Agnes Nixon, Viki, Clint (they are all sitting together in the front row) then there is a club chair with Natty & Roxy sitting together-so sweet!

People who should also have been in-DORIAN (they should have had her on the other side of Agnes Nixon), David, Tina, Cord, Joey, Kelly, Kevin, Mo, Noelle, Sam, Todd (Trevor), Charlie, Destiny’s mom & dad, Addie, Echo, Cole, Hope, Marty, Vimal, Marcy, Michael, Troy, Lindsay, Mitch, Cristian, Carlotta, Antonio & Jared.

Just writing this all down makes me miss everyone even more!

gloria
gloria

Oh yeah, the picture was made in the library at Llanfair!

barbara t
barbara t

Is this the picture of the last cast photo? Where can I get one? I would really love to have it.

gloria
gloria

Yes it is. Remember the day the OLTL cast was on the View? At the end of that show they said you could order the picture from ABC & as much as I hated to pay ABC anything I did. It is a numbered photograph-there were only so many available. I don’t know if they are sold out or not. You will just have to do some searches online I guess & see what you come up with. It will be worth it if you can get it. I have mine framed & hanging in my bedroom like family photo which it is to me. It is on good quality paper & came numbered with a certificate thing & was in a nice heavy cardboard roll. It is not as big as I was expecting-I was thinking poster size (I wish) but it is about 11 x 17 I think. Good luck-I’ll let you know if I come across one.

Rodd
Rodd

Prue graciousness. What a class act! She deserves to win after the year’s worth of performances she gave.

Terri
Terri

I am also exited to see Erika’s nomination. I hope she wins. I hope all ABC soaps take all the awards home. AMC and OLTL should never have been cancelled. We miss them both so much. I also feel that they should have been nominated for the best drama series too. We are all routing for you Erika. You are the best always have been and always will be.

ricardo
ricardo

erika slezak will take home the emmy. i miss her so much. please bring viki to general hospital. she would bring more life to general hospital.

Blake
Blake

She is always a class act. And I really hope she wins the Emmy and that OLTL wins all the other awards they are nominated for!

Jared
Jared

Erika Slezak = CLASS ACT. I hope you win #7, my dear. God bless.

Brandi
Brandi

So unbelievably excited for Erika! No one deserves it more! She is an amazing actress with unbelievable talent! We will all be cheering her on! Can’t wait to see her again!!!

Doe
Doe

Yay! Erica Slezac will conquer all> She is the best actress from daytime soap. I would be very mad if she is not rewarded for all she has brought to OLTL. She could teach a Master Class. Maybe she should. She has never missed a beat all the years I have witnessed her perfection as Vikki/NikkiJean/and any other alters. It would be intersting if she came on GH and maybe help Kate/Connie. That could be very powerful. There can only be one winner for that Emmy, and it will be Erica Slezac………….

Sarah
Sarah

I want Erika to win. She was incredible in that episode.

I am disappointed that OLTL did not get a writing or show nod.

Michael Cahn
Michael Cahn

Erika Slezak is such a class act!

Tony M
Tony M

Amen she is a very classy Lady.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Yes she is.. I agree with Michael & tony about Erika Slezak!!!!!!!!!!!!! She had that certain style about her…………I want her to win that EMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss seeing her on OLTL…There will never be another soap like OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s unreplaceable……………………………………………………………. Yes, it was truely a class act SOAP OPERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ethel
ethel

erika can act circles around the other nominees – don’t get me wrong they are are good BUT erika is the best!

Matt
Matt

Erika is the best actress on daytime, past or present. I wish GH would find a way to bring her on short-term with the Kate/Connie story.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Go, Erika, Go–Yay! 😀

Tony M
Tony M

She has to win she is the best Actress to ever be on Daytime TV!

Jared
Jared

I wish Erika would do a cameo on GH when she is in L.A., maybe visit Starr or something like that.

Susan M.
Susan M.

So would I like to see Erika pay a visit to Port Charles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She could give Starr good advice about her situation..That only VIKI can do. And she does it so well………………….ERIKA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim
Jim

That is exactly what I was thinking when I read the part about her getting her tickets to Los Angeles. GH needs to use her.

Marisa
Marisa

Other shows have their Diva’s, OLTL had the Queen of Daytime Dramas. OLTL’s Queen could act and outshine any of the daytime Diva’s with style and grace. Hail the Queen! Long live the Queen!

Marty
Marty

Thank you Erika for every second you brought Viki, Niki, and all the others to life on OLTL. You are amazing an actor and such a very classy lady. I definitely have my fingers crossed for your 7th and much earned win!!!!!!!!!

I will never get over the loss of our beloved OLTL and all the wonderful characters and stories you’ve told over the years. I’ve always said OLTL has the strongest cast of any show on TV and that fact remained true at the finale.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Go Erika. Can’t believe OLTL got snubbed. I’d like to know who the lame judges were. They don’t know talent or entertainment. ABC/D yahoos maybe?

david
david

Apparently one of them was Erika, but who were the rest of the judges?

barbara t
barbara t

David, Just go to u tube,I just write in vickis voice over, soap opera’s are about families one life to live. Its so sad I forgot how or where I got the info but its there and it was done so beautifully, very sad. I would like to find out who wrote it, Let me know if you found it I tried to get a link to you but it didnt work.

barbara t
barbara t

Isn’ it the most beautifully written truth about the soaps. Its also sad .I want one life to live back, It had more heart and soul more then any other soap has or ever will have.

Dan E.
Dan E.

I am SO happy that Erika is nominated and she should win hands down. Can she be nominated again next year for the episodes that aired in January? Her work in the last two episodes, especially the speech about what soap operas mean to us, was stellar.

barbara t
barbara t

I am hearing that she can, And I agree about the speech she did about the soap operas and what they mean to us, I went to u tube to see it again a few days ago, sad.

david
david

Which speech and video? Can you provide a link or more information so the rest of us can find it too?

david
david

I think this is it: “Viki’s Speech – OLTL”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcuT2iHGemk

david
david

Yes, it is the most beautifully written truth about soaps, but especially OLTL, and it is sad. I cried as I watched it and it brings tears to my eyes to think about it. I feel the same as you about OLTL.

I don’t think there’s much hope of OLTL returning while FV/RC are doing GH. However, if GH is canceled at some point in the future, freeing up FV/RC, OLTL could be revived, possibly in a shorter or less frequent format on a cable network. It doesn’t matter if the sets and costumes are gone. All of this could be reconstructed. If many of the actors are unavailable, you start with who is available and more would join over time.

dominicsmythe
dominicsmythe

there’s a reason susan lucci and maurice benard have 1 emmy each (after years and years and years of screen time!!), whereas tony and erika have 6 each. that 5-emmy gap is the difference between popularity and talent. no doubt, susan and maurice have some talent, but both have their popularity to thank for their longevity more than any other factor. but erika slezak and tony geary are the true queen and king of daytime in terms of pure acting talent. for that reason i’m rooting for erika’s 7th win as her swan song!

barbara t
barbara t

Your right about that, I to will be rooting for Erika Slezak to win her 7th emmy and when it happens I hope we get to see it, Still no word whether any network will show it and we are running out of time.

Patrick Trubia
Patrick Trubia

Absolutely and Definitely! It would only be fitting for Erika to win her record seventh Emmy award since OLTL should have never been cancelled in the first place, but mostly because Erika did an outstanding job on the 40th Anniversary show! It was wonderful! ! Love you Erika.

David
David

So glad Erika received this nomination. However, is there any word on her future plans? I keep searching google in hopes of hearing she is going to be on GH or another Soap.

Kira
Kira

Thrilled Erika was recognised for her incredible acting. OLTL is terribly missed . I refuse to watch ANYTHING ABC puts in its time slot – ever !

lyn
lyn

I love Vicki, I have watched this show since gillian spencer was “vicki”, this show has been a part of my whole life, I cannot watch anything on abc, except GH now! I am that hurt because of the canceled show! Katie is the final knife in the heart reminder of my show being canceled, how about you, do any of our loyal fans feel this way?

Bob Bateman in Boise
Bob Bateman in Boise

I watched One Life to Live in the second half of 20 years. Erica, you are a superb actress! I miss OLTL and I hope it gets back on ABC soon! When a person watches for so many years, he obtains a real love for all the actors … as if their roles are real. I have tried to watch General Hospital, but just can’t seem to get interested. I am so partial to One Life to Live! Just before the show was cancelled, I sent a letter to Michael Easton (John McBain). I flew down to Phoenix to sing for the wonderful Desert Shadows Assembly of God Church: and I got to meet Catherine Hickland (Lindsey) at her hypnotist show! I told her that I have sung for Jesus Christ for 47 years and she showed interest in me and promised to call me. I have not heard from her yet.
Then when I arrived home, there was an 8 X 10 color SIGNED picture from Michael Easton with a nice letter: I was thrilled and put his picture in a frame, now hanging on my bedroom wall, and I pray for him every night for there is his picture to remind me. Well, ERICA: if you would give me a call, that would put the icing on the cake for me! I recorded a professional Gospel album in Hollywood which I would send to you with your mailing address. The title song of the 8 songs is greatly needed today: “America, It’s Surely Time to Pray”: coming from Second Chronicles 7:14. I could write a million words of my love for America. The only answer to save our nation is for God’s Christian people to repent, call on Jesus to heal our land: and if we do this DEEPLY — then Jesus will heal America! ERICA: My phone for you is 208/’342-4889. Sincerely praying for you and your family. I am Bob Bateman, Singing Evangelist! JESUS IS ABOUT TO RETURN!

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Kelley tells E! “I won’t be returning for Season 2.”  She went on to say as of the fate of Cristal:  ” Is it a coma? Is it death? … I actually don’t know. But I know that I’m not going to Atlanta in July, that I’m staying (in Los Angeles) … I’ve got my life back.”

Dynasty returns for its all-new season beginning on Friday, October 12th.

So, disappointed to hear there will be no Nathalie on season 2 of Dynasty?  How do you think they will write Cristal out of the story:  Coma … her body found will not be found … or is she truly dead?  Share your theories in the comment section below.

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ABC Officially Picks Up ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, ‘The Conners’ With No Roseanne Barr Participation

Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

So, glad to hear The Conners will continue sans Roseanne? Comment below.

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Eva Longoria Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

Wonderful news for Eva Longoria and her husband Jose “Pepe” Baston.  The duo welcomed into the world their new son on Tuesday named, Santiago Enrique Baston.

The little man he was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Santiago weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth.

“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

As many know, the former The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, EP of Devious Maids, and star and creator of the comedy sitcom Telenovela, and the soon to be seen EP of Grand Hotel, married Baston back on May 21, 2016, and announced that they were expecting their first child together in December of last year.

Share your congrats and well-wishes in the comment section below for Eva, Jose, and Santiago,

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