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Judith Light Tweets On World AIDS Day: "Our Hearts Resonate With Remembrance Of Those We Lost"

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Today, December 1st is World AIDS Day.  Each year it as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV.  More than 35 million people have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.   There is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

So many of our favorite daytime stars past and present have rallied for the cause and been active in the fight against HIV/AIDS , but perhaps no one has been more involved with the LGBT movement and need for equality and the fight against AIDS than former One Life to Live and Dallas star, and current cast member of Amazon Prime’s amazing series, Transparent, Daytime Emmy and Tony winning actress Judith Light.

Today on this important day, Judith sent out this tweet:  “2day is World Aids Day.  So we connect 2 the whole world & recognize that we r 1 humanity.  Our hearts resonate w/ remembrance of those lost.”

Share your thoughts on” World AIDS Day, those who you have loved whose lives were cut short, and Judith’s powerful messaged tweet in the comment section below!

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Judith ROCKS!!!!

jaybird369
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Judith Light…as an openly gay man, I gotta tell ya’: You are A CLASS ACT and an A+ in my book!!!!! Judith, as far as I’m concerned, you (and your compassion for others) are making the world a better place. Thank you.

LOVE YA’!!!!!

Peace.

Claudio
Claudio

Judith Light is such a nice lady jaybird, I am a proud gay man . Love my boyfriend so much and I love everyone who supports gay rights and world aids day. Judith you are a classy, sassy lady. I love you so much Judith. Jaybird always love your comments on this site. You have responded to my comments many times, and you are a nice man. peace.

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Mary SF

The number of people who have died from AIDS is the roughly the entire population of Canada. Imagine if all of the citizens of Canada were to disappear overnight– the world would noticed. However, those who died from AIDS did not die on mass, but one by one, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, children, slipped away, noticed only by those who loved them. We cannot afford to become complacence until a cure is found, so I applaud those who make the effort to keep this issue in the minds and hearts of everyone.

Patrick
Patrick

Judith Light : Thank You, for your tireless affect in leading the march … you have shed so much LIGHT on hiv – aids

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Y&R and Dallas Alum, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Has Died

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George Kennedy,  the Oscar-winning star of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, which also starred Paul Newman has died at age 91, his grandson, Cory Schenkel confirmed.

Kennedy died in his sleep at his Boise, Idaho home early Sunday morning, the day of the Academy Awards.  He had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

In the soaps, Kennedy is most remembered for his guest stints on The Young and the Restless playing Victor Newman’s despicable father, Albert Miller.  Kennedy first played the role in 2003 and then reprised it again in 2010.   Victor’s relationship with his father gave Eric Braeden some of the finest material of his career as the complex Victor.  Albert had abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage.

CBS original primetime soap Dallas also featured Kennedy as Carter McKay, one of the Ewing families bitter enemies from 1988 to 1991.  Geroge also played the role in two follow-up TV movies, 1996’s Dallas: J.R. Returns and 1998’s Dallas: War of the Ewings.  In addition, Kennedy appeared in several of the 70’s major disaster films including the original Airport and several sequels, as well as in Earthquake.  In the 80’s, he would appear in The Naked Gun franchise of films along with Leslie Nielsen.

After the jump, watch George Kennedy as Albert on The Young and the Restless in scenes with Eric Braeden and Joshua Morrow (Nick).  Then share your thoughts on the passing of this talented actor in the comment section below! (more…)

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7th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations Announced: Winterthorne, EastSiders & The Bay Battle It Out In Drama Series! Van Hansis, Melissa Archer, Lilly Melgar, Kathleen Gati, Deidre Hall, Martha Madison,Tristan Rogers & More Soap Notables Score Nods!

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On Wednesday, nominations were announced for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards.  The ISA’s celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.  Nominations this year were announced in 30 categories.

Online series which featured stars of your favorite daytime dramas took three of the top four spots that led all fields in total nominations.  Michael Caruso’s Winterthorne scored a record-tying 13 nominations, followed by Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay with 12, and Kit Williamson’s EastSiders with 10.   The series Hollywood Wasteland also scored 11 nominations.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies on April 6th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and the awards show will be hosted by Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) starting at 8PMPST.

The nominations were revealed within a very special video presentation hosted by actress Jillian Claire, which features a cameo by Eric Martsolf.

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From Van Hansis, Elizabeth Hubbard, Deidre Hall, Eric Martsolf, John-Paul Lavoisier, Martha Madison, Lilly Melgar, Brianna Brown, Constance Wu, Tristan Rogers, Karrueche Tran, Linda Gray, Kathleen Gati, Carolyn Hennesy, Kevin Spirtas, Patsy Pease, Melissa Claire Egan, Melissa Archer and more, there is plenty of talent on the web these days and they all are ISA nominees this year.

Below is just a sampling of categories featuring daytime notables who received nominations.  For the complete list go to Serial Scoop and click here!  (more…)

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Former Dallas Star Josh Henderson Back With New Series From E!: The Arrangement

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We all loved Josh Henderson’s portrayal of John Ross Ewing on TNT’s defunct revival of the classic primetime soap, Dallas.

Since Dallas was never able to find a suitable home at another network, Henderson had teased via social media some time ago that he had something big in the works.

Now it is revealed! On Friday, E! announced plans for its second scripted series following The Royals.  The new show is called The Arrangement and stars Henderson alongside Christina Evangelista. The story revolves around a young actress named Megan Morrison (Evangelista), who auditions for a huge summer movie alongside top Hollywood action movie star Kyle West (Henderson). When Megan’s audition leads to a first date with Kylie, she’s presented with a contract that could change her life forever. But will she accept The Arrangement?   Michael Vartan and Lexa Doig also star in the series.

On his official Instagram account, Henderson shared his enthusiasm for the reveal of his next role: “Been waiting for bout 4 months till it became official.. And So excited today cuz I can finally announce I’ve got a new show coming !! 1st season will be 10 episodes on E! More to come soon.” (more…)

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