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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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 writers…think… Making David responsible for everyone’s faked death is kinda not thinking outside of the box.

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.

Yay! She was always my favorite.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

Photo: JPI

IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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Soap Favorites Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young Visit the Michael Fairman Channel

On Wednesday night, February 28, Four for Fun, the movie written and directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas; ex-Matt, respectively), which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, Lucky, GH, and Rick, B&B), will have its premiere as part of The Golden State Film Festival.

If you’re in the Southern California area, tickets for the festival and to see Four for Fun showing at 7:30pm PT can be found here.

In the premise of the film, a dinner party between two couples experiencing eleven different endings, all of which points to the same conclusion – the best possible life comes from the one lived the most in the present. Sarpy and Young play one of the couples and actors Donovan Patton and Annika Foster, play the other.

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After its premiere at the festival, on the next night, Jason, Brytni and Jacob will visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream conversation about the making of the film, working with each other, and a discussion on their numerous soap opera roles and much more.

It all begins on Thursday night, February 29th beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Make sure to join us in the live chat, so you can ask your questions and share your comments with this talented trio.

Photo: FourforFun

Check out the trailer for Four for Fun below, followed by how to watch the livestream interview.

Then, drop any questions you would like us to pose to Jason, Brytni and Jacob in the comment section, and we just might ask it live on Thursday night.

 

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