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Is Destiny going to be pregnant with Matthew's child on OLTL? – Watch the Video discussion!

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One Life to Live once again addresses the subject of teen pregnancy beginning on the Friday, June 10th episode with the characters of Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) and Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson).  The story will also involve the character of Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) who was at the center of OLTL’s popular teen pregnancy story in 2008.  Starr becomes a voice of reason for Destiny, who recently shared her first sexual experience with Matthew, as Starr wonders if she could be pregnant.

ABC Daytime has a long history of entertaining while informing, using the strong foundation of a core characters to take the audience on an emotional journey while prompting discussion among our viewers.  With the support of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, OLTL’s 2008 teen pregnancy story explored 16-year-old Starr Manning’s first sexual experience and resulting pregnancy.

Kristen Alderson who has been hosting several of the video blogs on the ABC.com for the OLTL website hub,  sat down with Shenell Edmonds to talk about the issues facing teens these days, if they have had a sexual encounter.  For Destiny, the stakes are so high, as Matthew is in a coma clinging to life with barely any brain-activity.

Watch the discussion between Kristen and Shenell here!

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todd
todd

I don’t know how I feel about Destiny being pregnant. I’m glad she has story to play until the end. I hope she can pull it off. I hope it is part of a bigger story that is yet to reveal itself, because I am not looking forward to seeing this play out as such. She is a minor character and so far given little compelling story to play with lasting consequences. We will see. What social message is OLTL trying to tell. Starr just went through this. Langston learned the lesson and we saw how condoms became a norm for her and Marko. What is the point of Destiny being pregnant unless she decides to get an abortion after Matthew dies and Nora won’t let her.

Sue
Sue

Todd, Shenell Edmonds (Destiny) DID have a compelling story when she found out after all these years that her “brother” Greg is actually her father, her parents are really her grandparents. Ms. Edmonds played out the story excellently. You may be right in that Destiny will chose abortion and Nora fighting to make her take the pregnancy to term. While you may think Shenell Edmonds is a minor character, she’s ALOT more interesting than the Fords brothers, Starr, Deanna, Dani and Jack Manning. As for a “minor” character, Shayne (Austin Williams) bullying story is done well. Yes, Jack Manning doing the bullying, he’s just a follower. He’s doing the bullying because is friend, Brad goads him into it.

todd
todd

Hi Sue. I was let down by that conclusion that Destiny’s parents were really her Grandparents. Greg gets carted off to jail seconds later. That was rushed, and we never saw or cared where Des is living? Where is Shawn’s house. Is he ever there? Is Destiny alone? Shane is a major character because he is Rex and Gigi’s kid. We have grown to care about him already through his illness, his bonding with Brody, coming to terms with Rex being his dad. I like Destiny…don’t get me wrong. I just do not feel like the show ever had a real plan for her. She was tossed aside as soon as Dani showed up. I like Starr and James (better than Cole), and I am entertained by Bobby. I would rather see Destiny every day than Dani and Nate/Deanna. I was hoping Des would be tied into Evangeline in some way or another character (with a house). I think Shennel is adorable….she just doesn’t make me feel for her. I blame the writing because we know almost nothing about her. It would have helped if we saw even once where she lived. Did she make up with the grandparents? Is she looking up information on her birth mom? This is what I mean by underused. If she is gonna be pregnant and driving story…I better see her in her apartment or else. Lol.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I’M A DESTINY FAN. I’M NOT A FAN OF HER BEING WITH MATTHEW. SHE IS SO NEEDY OF HIM ALL THE TIME. I LOVED WATCHING MATTHEW INTERACTING WITH STARR, DANIELLE AND HIS PARENTS BO AND NORA. AND HIS COUSINS. I WONDER IF HE AND STARR WOULD BECOME LOVERS. I FEEL BAD DESTINY WHEN SHE FOUND HER BROTHER GREG IS HER FATHER. ONE THING I DO LIKE ABOUT GREG HOW HEW MANAGED TO SAVE SEAN’S LIFE. SOMETIMES I THINK DESTINY THINKS SHE OWNS MATTHEW. LIKE SHE WOULD’NT LET STARR SEE MATTHEW WHEN HE WAS IN A COMA. I DO LIKE EDDIE ALDERSON I ALSO LIKE ROBERT GORRIE.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I HOPE ONE LIFE TO LIVE WILL COME BACK IN 215. I WANT TO SEE IF STARR RETURNS. SHE CAN NOT ONLY WITH MATTHEW BUT ALSO WITHER HER SISTER DANI AND HER BROTHERS JACK AND SAM.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Expecting First Child!

Congratulations are in order to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) who is pregnant, and expecting her first child with her man, Elan Ruspoli.  The happy duo eloped back in July and now Jacqui is five and a half months pregnant.

Apparently, Jacqui shocked the cast during a fashion show catwalk scene when she made the announcement and said, “I just wanna let you all know: your girl is pregnant!”  ET was there and captured the moment.

However, B&B’sexecutive producer and head writer Brad Bell had a leg up on the announcement telling ET:  “She (Jacqui) told me about a month ago, and she told me in person and came up to my office.  I’m thrilled.  I’m a father of four kids myself, and she’s just fallen in love with her husband and now she’s falling in love again with a child. It’s just a wonderful, wonderful thing.”

Just if and how the pregnancy gets written in, or out of Steffy’s storyline remains to be seen.

Share your congrats to Jacqui and the happy couple for their burgeoning family via the comment section below, and according to the actress she will reveal the gender of the baby in two weeks!

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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