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Hoover exec Kirkendall elaborates on why he is pulling Ads off ABC!

Soap Opera Digest has a statement from Brian Kirkendall, Vice President of Marketing at Hoover, explaining why he pulled Hoover advertising from ABC once All My Children and One Life to Live were canceled.

Kirkendall stated on the Ad pull-out which starts on April 22nd, “I thought the stand we took was the right stand to respect what our consumers told us and to pull us out of the shows because that’s what they wanted. So that’s what I did. The response that we’ve gotten via email and calls and Facebook has been unbelievable. The soap fans are such a loyal group. I was just responding to what our consumers said and what the soap fans told us.” As of Tuesday evening, April 19, there have been 4,703 emails to the SaveTheSoaps@Hoover.com.

In additional news, Hoover supports the national charity. Cleaning for a Reason that cleans the homes of women undergoing cancer treatment for free. It just so happens to be Cleaning For A Reason Week, so Hoover has been encouraging people to post the charity logo on their Twitter profile, and donating $2 to the charity, up to $25,000, for each download. “So far, more than 250 people have donated, so all this buzz around the soaps is actually helping our charity partner, too,” says a spokesperson for Hoover.

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Dar
Dar

Thank You Hoover!

Lisa
Lisa

Wonderful article; Hoover is my hero

Brian T
Brian T

This is awesome. I hope more companies will follow.

shawn
shawn

i just saw a hoover commercial today around 2,so im assuming the ads are gonna be pulled soon

Doe
Doe

This is a man who is true to his word. I admire the stand he has taken and hope his mother wil get to see her favorite soaps once again…….

Carol B K
Carol B K

I am deeply saddened by the cancellation of OLTL I’ve been a fan since the late sixties when it started. I visited the studio in the fall and was impressed by all that I saw and the people I met. To think we need more shows like the type you are planning is ludicrous! I hope you reconsider this mistake. You will be losing a ton of viewers, myself included. My tv now goes on at ABC that will certainly be changed.

Jennifer McQuaid
Jennifer McQuaid

Hoover thank you for your support. It means alot to this loyal soap fan. My family has used your vacuums for the last 20 years. Were on our second one. The vacuum is so much lighter then others out there. Ive had three back surgeries so your vacuum helps me in my cleaning instead of hurting my back. Also I have three of your air cleaners. Love them for my allergies.

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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

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For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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