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GMA's Kish Rally Efforts: So how did it go? First Hand Account

So what went down at the Kish Rally in front of the Good Morning America ABC studios in New York this morning?  Jenna Michelle, the rally organizer filed this report for On-Air On-Soaps.  “We had a nice turnout. Really nice. There were people from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Belgium, Germany– all there to support Kish, equality, diversity in daytime, and gay representation in the media”

Jenna says weather was not cooperating with the protesters, “It’s just a shame that the weather was so terrible- it was pretty freezing and raining, and I know that prevented a lot of people from getting to the rally. ABC/GMA definitely seemed to try and avoid us. Most of us had gotten there really early, and waited with some other standbys, to try and get in the studio. Kishers were the only people there early, trying to get in, that were told “No”– so take that as you will. GMA seemed to avoid window shots, and if we did get a Kish sign on, they’d quickly cut away. But, we did get Kish signs on, a couple times at least. I’m really proud of everyone who helped and was supportive, and everyone who came out so early in the cold, wet morning, to help support Kish”   Here is an image above from GMA’s live shot.  If you look closely, you will see a solo Kish Poster all the way in the back. (far right in brown)

Jenna continues on some of her continued next steps to keep the fight for Kish alive, “Right now, our other major effort will be to promote and get donations for “Fish4Kish.” This effort is based off the Jericho “Nuts” campaign. It was the most successful fan campaign ever. Jericho fans used 10,000lbs of peanuts to persuade CBS to resurrect the canceled series. The leader of that effort, Shaun Daily of Blog Talk Radio’s “TV TALK” has been giving me some much-appreciated advice about how I can emulate his efforts for F4K. We plan to bombard ABC with Swedish Fish. We also have a PayPal account set up, a link is directly on the F4K entry on the website, where we will collect money to buy Swedish Fish in bulk and send a huge batch to Robert Iger in California one day, and Frank Valentini in NY another. The account will be up for a week now, come Sunday. We have about $1,000. We also want to encourage people who maybe can’t donate to the PayPal to send Swedish Fish on their own, in support of Kish.”

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Dr. Oz Set to Announce Candidacy For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat; Will Likely Take Break from Talk Show

(UPDATED) There is a new celebrity who has entered the political arena.  This time it’s Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

According to TMZ overnight, Dr. Oz will announce his intentions to run for the republican U. S. Senate seat in Pennyslvania.

Oz will run for republican Pat Toomey’s seat.  Toomey is set to retire.

Sources tell TMZ that Oz has already made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state for his political run, and that he make the official announcement on Tuesday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity,

The report also shares that Dr, Oz already has a  full campaign staff former National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Chris Hansen.

As to the future of the Dr. Oz show, it would appear that Oz would likely take a step back from the show over the next few months, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Since this posting, late Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mehmet Oz made his announcement that he is indeed running for the republican senate seat in Pennsylvania. Watch the video below, then share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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