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Iron Man 3's Boffo Box Office Weekend! Soap Pioneer P&G's Robert Short's 92nd Birthday! Wanna Know How These Are Related?

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Now here’s a bit of interesting trivia for movie and soap fans!  Let’s start with some facts!  This weekend Iron Man 3 opened to blockbuster numbers in the latest edition of the Marvel superhero’s adventures starring Robert Downey Jr. in the leading role.

According to Deadline.com this Sunday morning, Disney/Marvel Iron Man 3 kicked off the North American summer movie season in 4,253 theaters with $68.3M Friday and a very good -6% hold for $64M Saturday. ”

And in more good news, “With a -20% Sunday, that’s a $171M-$175M domestic weekend that puts Iron Man 3 on a path to the #2 biggest Friday-Saturday-Sunday opening ever (now occupied by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $169.2M).  Audiences gave Iron Man 3 a coveted ’A’  CinemaScore so word of mouth should stay strong.”

And while Iron Man 3 had a fabulous opening weekend, the movie’s producer, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (pictured here with Robert Downey Jr.)  also has more to celebrate! 

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His grandfather, Robert Short, the pioneer and visionary for the soap opera genre, where he was the executive in charge of programming for Procter and Gamble Productions for over 20 years, turns 92-years-old today!  On-Air On-Soaps wants to give him a big birthday shout out to him from us, and all the fans!  Short was the man behind iconic shows such as: Guiding Light, Search For Tomorrow, Edge of Night, and As the World Turns among others!

For a taste of Iron Man 3, check  out this trailer below!  Will you be going to see the movie asap? Let us know!

 

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Recent films have been getting a lot of backlash. iron man 3 is getting a lot of backlash for gwyneth paltrow’s elitism and strange opinions on food. She’s gotten a lot of hatred for the obvious ploy to help her image and promote her film when people named her “most pretty” actress. Same w/ amc alum amanda seyfried’s new film. It’s a remake of a french film where an adopted Vietnamese char is abt to get married. Stupid remake from hollywood changed the Vietnamese char to Latino bec hollywood is racist and obviously not comfortable w/ portraying an Asian american… Read more »

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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