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Former OLTL Star Brandon Buddy Breaks His Silence: "About 7 Months Ago, I Was Breaths Away From Death And Now I'm Stronger Than I've Ever Been!"

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One Life to Live fans remember the heartbreak, drama, and romance between Kristen Alderson’s Starr Manning and the original Cole Thornhart played wonderfully by Brandon Buddy.

However, when fans last heard about Buddy it wasn’t good news. Brandon got busted for a DWI, and spent time in jail from an incident in Texas back in January of this year.  Cops allegedly found a semi-conscious Buddy at that time.  And that followed an earlier situation in the month, when police reported that Brandon was under investigation for possessing dangerous drugs, which were prescription medications.

Today, Buddy emerged on his Twitter page for the first time since December of 2014, sending out an update on his life when he tweeted: “The beautiful thing about being lost is that then you can be found!!! About 7 months ago I was breaths away from death and now I’m stronger than I’ve ever been!!! I want to thank you all for your prayers!!! Words cannot describe how sorry I am for all the broken promises, for letting you down and for the hurt that I might have caused!!!! I have been blessed with a fresh start and understand the importance of it!!!….I was rescued from the pit of my hell not to better my life but to help others! Thank you all for your love and support. Talk to you soon!!”

What do you think about Brandon’s heartfelt tweets? Do you hope this will be a brand new beginning for Brandon? Would you like to see him return to acting?  Share your thoughts below!

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SZima

I remember liking him as Cole.
I hope this has been a wake-up for him and he has truly turned his life around. Sounds like he has. I wish him well and if he chooses to return to acting, I’d be happy to see him on my screen again.

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Sole_Hope

I take it to heat…he knows that he reached a low point and took those actions into account. Brandon took it all to heart and let the ones that love him know that yea I had a crazy moment but I’m back and better than ever. I would to see him be acting and to have Brandon and Jristen together be wonderful.

Dana
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Dana

Everyone deserves a second chance. Glad Brandon learned from his mistakes. Wish him a very happy and prosperous life.

Rodd
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Rodd

Good for him. It takes courage to emerge from the pits and go on, renewed. Best wishes!

Shelly
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Shelly

It sounds like he’s in a good place right now and that’s the best we can hope for. I thought he was a great actor and enjoyed his time on One Life but the most important thing for him is to be healthy and happy. This business isn’t the be all, end all. It has it’s highs that can be very rewarding but just living and authentic life can be a reward in itself. Many blessings to him on his journey…

Liz
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Liz

I wish him all the best.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

so happy to hear he’s doing well. I really enjoyed his work on OLTL and missed him on the finale. Wishing him light & peace.

Brandon, its not how far you fall but how high you bounce that counts – Zig Ziglar

Stay strong.

Rosalie
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Rosalie

I wish Brandon nothing but happiness! I’m glad he’s getting his act together. He is always in my prayers!

louisa
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louisa

Glad to hear he is doing better! I miss OLTL.

JLH
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JLH

I’ll always remember him for his time on/with OLTL and sure wish him the best.

Jason
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Jason

I’m glad he’s doing better, and hope he continues too do so. Even saw that Kristen is proud of him as well.

Justin Jo
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Justin Jo

Whoot!!! Go Brandon!!! I still love this man and I’m relieved to hear that things are going better and he has actually spoke out.

Joe
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Joe

Alot of the best have been through this and pulled them self back together. You are not alone and you deserve another chance. Wish you the best.

Jane
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Jane

I hope he truly finds himself better and better as months go by. I hope he’s seeing someone and some VERY good. Each day throws something different but stick to it.
Believe me you won’t be happy every moment but knowing you’re alive and can look out your window and maybe smile when you see a bird , just nature can make you appreciate a lot.

blake
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blake

Good for him. Many of us have to go through the bad and hit rock bottom to get better. And if that’s a new pic of him he looks better than ever now.

Linda Ziemak
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Linda Ziemak

I wish him the best . Stay strong

Lilly Baird
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Lilly Baird

I’m only 15, and I’ve been watching all the OLTL episodes that feature Starr and Cole. Brandon’s wonderful actor, I love him! I wish the best for him, and I hope someone comes up with a thing for Starr and Cole to reunite!

Stay Strong Brandon!

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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