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GH Stars and More Share Reactions and Remembrances on the Death of John Reilly

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Once the heartbreaking news of the passing of soap opera vet, John Reilly (Ex-Sean, GH. Alistair, Passions, Dan, ATWT) hit social media, there has been an outpouring of love, grief and remembrances shared from former castmates and producers, all whom had nothing but praise for John the actor, and the man.

Below are just some that have been posted in the last several hours.

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Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) shared: “Darling #JohnReilly 1st day at GH a tall handsome man in a leather jacket sauntered towards me & welcomed me to the show, claimed me as a fellow ‘Irish’ & assured me he’d take care of me no matter what. A kind, true friend who loved his family above all else. There’s no room on Twitter to say how deeply one feels for a fellow actor & friend passing. I spent so many years in #JohnReilly ‘s company, suffice to say he was a huge influence on me and I am forever grateful for his kindness and love. My heart goes out to his family.”

Hughes later added,Such an outpouring of love for a wonderful man #JohnReilly In watching some of these clips the true essence of this kind, gifted, generous and fun loving soul really breaks through the screen. His comedic timing, his gravitas and his charisma are evident in every frame.”

Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) expressed: “My good bud John Reilly is gone. I’ll never have the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail while just “shootin’ the shit” and listening to his comments on past times. RIP my friend, know your missed.”

Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH): Oh no! An incredibly talented and warm human I had the pleasure of working with as a young actor. All my love to Johns family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jack Wagner (Ex -Frisco, GH): “Really sad to hear about the passing of John Reilly, such great memories of #GH days. #RIPJR prayers for his family’s healing”

Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH): “A wardrobe polaroid from my collection. Sean Donnelly was Felicia’s father figure. He and Frisco protected the princess. Rest in peace John Reilly. YOU were a treasure. Sending love to his family.”

John J. York (Mac, GH):Such a good man, husband and father! Sooo many wonderful memories! God’s speed my friend”

Frank Valentini (EP, GH) :”The entire GH family mourns the passing of John Reilly #GH @GeneralHospital Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Gregori J. Martin (The Bay), shared:  “Condolences to the loved ones of the great John Reilly (Mortimer), an enormous talent with the heart of gold. You touched the hearts of so many and we are grateful to have you as a small part of our family, who left a big mark. Forever missed & loved.”

Wendy Riche (Ex-EP, GH and now The Bay): “I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John Reilly . He was a gifted actor and truly wonderful man . I am grateful for our time together and send my condolences to his family and to the GH Family. Safe Journey John.”

McKenzie Westmore (Ex-Sheridan, Passions): “Heartbroken at the passing of my onscreen dad – John Reilly. May he Rest In Peace”

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by so many of John’s co-stars? Comment below.

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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys Land Two-Year Deal At CBS; NATAS Reveals This Year’s Broadcast Set For June 25th

Some great news for daytime fans!  Following a deal announced today between National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and CBS, the network now has a two-year deal to broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS will present this year’s 48th Annual Daytime Emm Awards, on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and it will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.   This will mark the 15th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. CBS also aired last year’s Daytime Emmys amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, this is the first time since 2008 that one network will broadcast both the Daytime and Primetime Emmy awards in the same year. CBS last hosted both specials in 2005.

 

The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974.  The awards are presented to programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00PM, as well as all forms of children’s television programming and certain categories of streaming and syndicated content.

NATAS also revealed today that this year’s Daytime Emmys are the most competitive ever, with more than 3,100 submissions featuring content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI), which produced Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011 and 2020. Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer and director from ATI.

So excited about the Daytime Emmys will return to network TV for two more years guaranteed, and that we have a date for this year’s presentation this summer? Comment below.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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