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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?

Courtesy/MarvelStudios

Courtesy/MarvelStudios

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 Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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