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It’s As the World Turns and EastSiders Favorite Van Hansis Birthday Today!

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Happy Birthday to former As the world Turns and star of Logo TV’s EastSiders, Van Hansis!  The popular star is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, according to a post at TheBacklot.com, (formerly After Elton)!

In fact, the website has a 32 image photo gallery of Van’s career with steamy GIFS of his days as one half of soap super couple, Luke and Noah (Jake Silberman), and much more!

The post says while they eagerly await season two of EasrSiders “Van celebrates his 32nd birthday today, so here is a collection of pics and gifs from over the years, that celebrate his many, many, many different looks.”

Do  you still miss Van as Luke Snyder on As the World Turns? Are you looking forward to a second season of EastSiders? Would you like Van to appear on another soap opera?  And, what is your birthday wish for Van? Comment below!

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Soap and ex-soap actors have birthdays everyday yet you don’t post things like this for them. Why the special treatment for Van? If you wanted to honor someone from ATWT you could have done so for Billy Magnussen, for instance, when he had his birthday in April. He is an alum from the show who ACTUALLY has a thriving career right now. What does Mr. Hansis have going right now? Oh that’s right, nothing!

The site is called “Michael Fairman, On Air On Soaps”. That means Michael has the creative license to post what he wants. When you get your own blog site then you can feel free to post what is important to you Marie.

Clearly it’s a site biased towards Van, that’s for sure. Maybe one day he’ll actually do something to give Michael something worthy to post on this site. I feel sorry for the hard working soap and ex-soap actors doing great things but get passed over because they aren’t Mr. Fairman’s favorites. So much for fair and equal treatment here.

Maybe on Days Of Our Lives…i know he is a bit older and looks nothing like the exiting actor but id like to have seen him as Chad Dimera…he couldve taken the character in a different direction…maybe be more Dimera…a bit of a schemer perhaps…i dont know…it might have worked but i feel Chad is going to be killed off, and Abby will marry him b4 he dies then discovers she is pregnant and Stephano will be determined to raise his grandchild…

Very happy birthday to Van! I miss him truly so much as Luke on ATWT. When I was coming out, I had Luke in my life to kind of relate to on some level. I do wish EastSiders a second season, and possibly a spot on another soap opera. Maybe DAYS? I just need more Van in my life right now.

Luke and Reid were my favorite gay couple on TV, and still are. I also liked Luke and Noah; but as you can see from my screen-name R and L are my eternal favorites. It’s a thorough shame that the ass-hat EP and HW of ATWT gave all the 3 gay characters a horrible ending. I don’t think there will ever be a better gay love story on soaps than L and R. I love Van as an actor. I wish him all the very best life has to offer. To someone who said in an earlier post that Van has got nothing going on; please be more supportive. The Economy and Market are bad, especially for TV actors. Let’s hope and wish that this talented actor will get permanent and well-paying employment. He has brought joy and cheer in our lives and has enthralled us by his good performances. It is fitting that he has our support and has a good career. Will always love you as a person and an actor, Van.

My wish for my IDOL van hansis are to nominate again to emmy ang won,to stay humble,life goes just go with the flow..im sorry for late greetings for your birthday but im searching many times in google just to greet you.happy birhtday vansis your achievement is make me happy..hopefully you can read this message.again belated happy birthday..godbless

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

So, looking forward to the Golden Globes and seeing Justin and Amanda? Comment below.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

Share your well-wishes for a speedy recovering to John via the comment section below.

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