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Esta TerBlanche to return to All My Children as Gillian!

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We had heard this was in the works once All My Children began to come up with a way to bring back and reunite longtime super couples and characters, but this should be very interesting.

ABC Soaps In Depth is confirming today that Esta TerBlanche will be making a return appearance as Gillian, Ryan Lavery’s beloved princess who died and her heart was then donated to Brooke’s daughter, Laura!

SID also is reporting that Esta has already picked up and received her scripts.

Ah, but here is the kicker! AMC viewers recall that guess who performed the surgery? That’s right… Dr. David Hayward.  So considering all these former dead peeps are somehow being resurrected, it would be safe to assume that Gillian is just another link to the dastardly doc’s “Project Orpheus”!

So, is the plot that Ryan reunites with Gillian and Greenlee reunites with Leo (Don’t miss this week’s August 4th episode) just a part in cementing Ryan and Greenlee as a couple or will this break them apart?  Stay tuned.

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ryanandgreenleeforever
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ryanandgreenleeforever

These are just pure stupid. I thought bringing back the old writers would make the show better, but if this is what they had it mind, then they’re just as bad as the recently fired writers. Agnes how can you allow this to happen to your show. I mean, come one you can get away with this once, but not every single person coming back to life at the hands of dr. hayward. It insults our intelligence, and frankly this is not the scifi channel.

AMCFANFROM DAY1
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AMCFANFROM DAY1

I respectfully disagree with the above comment. I absolutely love the way the show is being written now. It is the perfect “swan song” for Dr. Death & for all of the characters. Brava Ms. Nixon & Ms. Broderick

Bianca
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Bianca

Well, if they’re going to bring back every person who’s ever previously appeared as an angel, I’m glad they’re bringing Esta back! I’ve never liked Ryan more than when he was with Gillian :D.

Soaps have been bringing people back from the dead from their inception. The difference between good soap and bad soap is not whether they use cliches, but how well those cliches are written.

Torrey
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Torrey

I will have to tell my sister about this. She stopped watching AMC, when they killed off Gillian. This is sure to make her happy. Gillian was the only woman that I thought Ryan was at his best with. Ever since they killed Gillian off, it’s been one nauseating story after the other, with Ryan. Although, I will say this, they need to hurry up and let Dixie get her act together….this whole catatonic state that she’s in, is getting old real fast, and we don’t have that much time left.

Torrey
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Torrey

And I forgot to mention, a long time ago, I stated on a blog that they should bring just about all of the characters they are currently bringing back. Although, I would have had Vanessa be responsible for Leo’s disappearance. That would have made more sense for me. She could have pulled him out of the falls, after he suffered a head injury, and brainwashed him to think that they were back to their old antics of conning the people of Pine Valley. Plus, she could have been behind Erica’s kidnapping….cause we all know that Vanessa hated Erica Kane. Think… Read more »

zippity58
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zippity58

It has always been Ryan and his Princess. Their chemistry is out of this world.. Haven’t watched AMC in years but I’ll tune for this couple.

Carmen
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Carmen

Yay! She was always my favorite.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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Soap Vet, Broadway Star and Artistic Director, Robert Lupone Passes Away at 76

Bob Lupone, the brother of Broadway Icon, Patti Lupone, and who is best-known to soap opera fans as con artist Zach Grayson on All My Children (1984-1985) has died at the age of 76.

The actor, and artistic director of Off-Broadway’s acclaimed MCC Theatre for over 40 years, passed away Saturday, due to complications from his three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Ironically, Bob was best known on Broadway as Zach in A Chorus Line which landed him a Tony Award nomination in 1976, and he also received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his other role of Zach on All My Children in 1985.  The murder of Zach Grayson was quite the murder mystery and trial; bringing in many suspects to the story.

In addition to All My Children, throughout his soap career, Lupone held roles on: Search for Tomorrow as Tom Bergman, Ryan’s Hope as Chester Wallace, Another World as Neal Cory, Loving as Leonard Brill/Charley Nichols, and Guiding Light as Leo Flynn.  He also appeared in primetime TV roles including: The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and several roles in the Law and Order franchise.

Lupone made his feature film debut in the 1973 musical adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar playing the Apostle James, and two years later got the Broadway role of his lifetime playing Zach in A Chorus Line after convincing creator and director Michael Bennett to let him play the part after the original actor departed the show.

A decade later, LuPone would co-found the Off-Broadway theatre company, MCC Theater, with Bernard Telsey and William Cantler.  MCC was founded as an artists collective designed to offer peer based classes and playwright development and has launched several successful shows that went on to great success.

LuPone is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Orlando; sister, Patti; and brother, William.

Below, take a look at the suspects in the Zach Grayson murder case on All My Children, followed by the 1976 performance by Robert and the cast of A Chorus Line on The Tony Awards, and last, a scene as AMC’s Zach around the 6 minute mark in the video.

Now, share your condolences to the Lupone family on Bob’s passing, and your remembrances in the comment section.

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