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Jess Walton Featured In CBS Cares PSA For American Heart Association As Jill Learns Of Her Heart Condition

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This week on The Young and the Restless, Jill Abbott Atkinson suffered a heart attack.

The warning signs were all there, but ignored.

It is a very common fact and reality that hits women suddenly.  For this story as we previously posted, Y&R partnered with the American Heart Association and gave venerable and beloved actress Jess Walton (Jill) the nod to be the vessel to tell this story on-air on the number one soap opera.

Following the episode that Jill learns what she now must live with a heart condition; a PSA from CBS Cares and the American Heart Association was played featuring Jess.  In addition, throughout the week there were several key touching and informational scenes between Jill and her on-screen son, Billy played by  Jason Thompson.

Watch the PSA here and then after the jump some of the scenes surrounding the aftermath of Jill’s heart attack after the jump. Let us know if you are enthusiastic that Y&R is again telling an important medical and social issue of our time in the comment section below and using the character of Jill in which to tell it.

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Jess Walton, if you’re listening, I love you and your brave performance was spot on.
You are also finding your stride with your on screen son, Billy. I completely buy you two as mother and son.
Bravo. I love to see good acting merge with good writing. These episodes reminded me of why I became hooked on soaps in the first place.
Keep up the good work, Y&R!!!

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Having a heart attack during a blowout fight, over wrought, is not all that common.. Most die in their sleep, in the kitchen, in the garden, or watching tv etc. What needed to be shown is WHAT TO DO;; Like encouraging to call the ambulance , what to do while waiting if conscious, show the importance of a life alert device for older and alone people. Show- to have an emergency call list on your refrigerator if living alone. Also– I’d believe not many soap watcher have a live in maid/cook to care for them when returning home. They would… Read more »

su0000
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One of the symptoms of certain classes of massive heart attack is an irresistible desire to defecate.
So people head for the bathroom and die on throne.
((not mentioned but an ordinary symptom))
take your phone to bathroom when feeling not right..

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

My mom died on the throne while having a massive heart attack in a casino bathroom.

Celia
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Celia

That’s exactly what happened to Elvis Presley, su.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Suoooo, your comment was very informative and Scarey, but honestly, as an older person, having indigestion ,etc. you can’t be expected to call the paramedics every time you have a stomach ache or have to have a B.M. So, how long do you wait before symptoms worsen and you drop dead? As far as Jill’s heart attack, a lot of us old or young, live alone and do not have the luxury of live in help, also do not even realize they are having an attack, until its too late.

Celia
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Celia

Good one, su. Loved this post!!!!!

Rose
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Rose

Su..It’s good to see your ” heart” showing as opposed to some of your previous comments. Maybe medical advise shouldn’t be put into a soap, but story telling still provides a great way to highlight med problems/”what to do”as you said, and get people thinking when an actual psa comes on. For me , better than a pharma ad which can be very ominous, and a turn off, as opposed to Jess. I’m more inclined to listen to her.

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think of Jill as “elderly”.

Anyway, I too would have preferred that Jill has the symptoms when doing nothing. That is what happened with me. But everyone is different and this is a soap so okay.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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