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Is JR The A-Rod Of Pine Valley? Is Brooke Into Dimitri? Are Pete and Celia Siblings? – Listen to TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman AMC Special!

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On last night’s edition of the BlogTalk Radio series, TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman, All My Children’s Julia Barr (Brooke), Rob Scott Wilson (Pete) and Ryan Bittle (JR) took part in a broadcast centering around the Chandler Media Gala, where the trio talked about all the events surrounding their characters hot storylines unraveling during the big event featuring the entire cast!

When asked by Michael, if JR (who is quickly becoming addicted to performance enhancing drugs (PED) or steroids from his explosive temper, frequent injections, and stealing a prescription from Cara’s prescription pad) is becoming the A-Rod of Pine Valley? Ryan Bittle responded, “The A-Rod of Pine Valley? (Laughs) That is saying something! I think it’s great, who wouldn’t? (Laughs) When I was first approached about this role, I was very excited when I learned about this character. The writing staff did such a wonderful job of putting together so many great moments for him, and it’s never dull.  So, I actually enjoy it.  It’s quite a blast.  And, I remember, I have had to pull my pants down several times on set, and it was quite interesting, and as long as Ryan doesn’t get suspended for 211 episodes, we are going to be OK! (Laughs)”

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Julia Barr also related how she feels about what looks to be a potential new love interest for Brooke in Dimitri Marick (Michael Nader)! The Daytime Emmy winner said she was shocked on Nader’s return to AMC:  “I am reading a script and it says, ‘Brooke goes to the door,’ and she is in the Chandler mansion and she opens the door and goes, ‘Oh, my God.  I never thought I would see you again!’  Now, this is Julia reading the script, and I am like, ‘Who is at the door?  I immediately called our EP, Ginger Smith and went, ‘Who is at the door?’ She goes, ‘I can’t tell you yet!  I go, ‘Oh, my God.  So a couple of days later, Ginger says, ‘We think who is going to be at the door is Michael Nader! And I said, ‘I can’t believe it!’  Michael hadn’t been on the show for ten years and he moved out west.  But she enticed him, and he showed up, and we are having a great time. I love him dearly. We have been around enough to not get to uptight about things, and yet we care, and have a great time playing off one another.  I think it was great that they brought him back. ”

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Now as to the very bizarre looks Opal (Jill Larson) gave Celia (Jordan Lane Price), when she entered the Chandler Media Gala via the red carpet (and then seemingly wanted to keep her son Pete away from the gal he carries a torch for), fans have been speculating all week long, that perhaps there is a twist coming! Could Pete and Celia actually be half-brother and sister?  Rob Scott Wilson would only offer up this:  “I have no words for that! But Pete and Celia have kissed quite a few times so that would be kind of awkward.  Hey listen, I will go with whatever, but keeps Pete Cortlandt’s name clean!  (Laughs) ”

Listen to TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman and the stars of All My Children below, which also includes the scenes named as the “Power Moments of the Week” from One Life to Live! And if you are a Roger Howarth fan, you will want to hear the choices, as well as the ‘Power Moments’ from this week’s All My Children.  Plus, one lucky caller was the recipient of an AMC cast signed poster and a three-month subscription to Hulu Plus for getting our AMC trivia contest questions all correct!

What did you think of the TOLN Soaps Live episode? Do you think JR is becoming the A-Rod of Pine Valley? Do you like the idea of Brooke and Dimiti as a couple?  And, what on earth is going on with who Celia is related to?  Share your thoughts!

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amc’s jr is a rod of pine valley? Did jr date non vocalist and worst actress madonna who then ruined his career? That’s the running joke among sports world that madonna destroys every athlete she dates. Sports and pop music think madonna’s a joke. Giggles. Sports media much like mainstream media and entertainment press tend to hate on athletes of color and actors of color a lot more than white athletes and white actors. It’s typical of sports media w/ how much hatred a rod is getting from them compared to lance armstrong. And yet armstrong was much worse bec… Read more »

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I’ve waited this long to speak about Ryan Bittle. JR.

He’s hot

handsome man he is: I wait his response. LOL…. tease… hot… tantalizing… smokin’.

He got me in the mix.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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