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Katherine Kelly Lang Talks On B&B's 7000th Episode Milestone, Her DWTS Italy Experience & Brooke's Return!

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It’s a big week for CBS’ The Bold and the Beautifu1!  On Friday, January 23rd, the show will air a very special original retrospective featuring the cast and notables to honor the series 7,000th episode milestone!  But before that on Thursday, January 22nd, long-running series star Katherine Kelly Lang returns as Brooke after three months away from the canvas.  In story, Brooke left for Milan … and in real life Katherine ventured to Italy during her hiatus from the soap to appear as a celebrity contestant on the Italian version of the hit ballroom dancing competition series, Dancing with the Stars.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Katherine last week at CBS at the dedication ceremonies of Stage 31, which is now known as the Bradley P. Bell studio, and as B&B marked the occasion of their 7,000th episode achievement.  Katherine shared her thoughts on this important event in the history of the series, what she hopes will happen when Brooke returns on-screen and becomes fully engulfed in story, and we discuss the way that she was treated, or shall we say mistreated, at the hands of the judges of DWTS Italy, something that the savvy KKL fans have been following on social media, right along with us.

Always one to give a 110% percent in all of her endeavors on-screen or off, we’re glad to have Katherine back with us on the CBS Daytime drama to see what will befall Brooke next!  Here’s what she shared during our conversation below.

7,000 episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful … and your boss Brad Bell’s (executive producer, and head writer) speech was so touching as he addressed the cast, crew, his family, the press, the network, and those in attendance.  Were you choked up like the rest of us?

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KATHERINE:  During Brad’s speech I started to tear up when he was talking about his father Bill Bell having the stage across the way dedicated to him, and now he has one across from him at CBS for The Bold and the Beautiful.  Brad was so cute and emotional and usually he doesn’t let himself get like that … it was a nice speech!  And the speeches from his wife Colleen Bell, and Angelica McDaniel (CBS Entertainment Senior Vice-President Daytime) were great as well.  It was a beautiful moment for Brad and for our show.

You and John McCook (Eric) have been here the longest, and from the very beginning!  How does that feel knowing the show in which you have been with since the start has reached this milestone, and you have been such an integral part of its success?

KATHERINE:  It’s nice and feels good, and I like it!  I have to pat myself on the back for that. (Laughs)  It’s been a long time, but it doesn’t feel like it, or that has it has been forever.  However, when you say 28 years that’s a long time.  But, it’s really exciting to be a part of it, and the show keeps getting better and better.

So, when did you start working back on B&B after your return from Italy?

KATHERINE:  I started back to work two weeks before Christmas.

Once this whole situation with the judges went down on Dancing with the Stars Italy, where you were treated so appallingly, were you just ready to come back and just jump right back into work on B&B?

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KATHERINE:  Oh, yeah!  I was so ready to come back.  I didn’t understand why they would want to bring an internationally known actress, and a star that they love over there and then … just demolish her.  It’s a reality show, and I get that.  But I have to say, it felt inhumane the way they were treating me, and not just on the stage, but within some parts of the production.  Everybody who worked on it was very nice though such as:  the VIP’s, and the dancers and their partners.  They were all terrific.

I saw video clips where you would have this earpiece on, and they were translating to you what the judges were saying in English.  And there was the injured leg incident, which the judges had a field day with, and slammed you for it!

KATHERINE: Yes. They ignored the injured leg.  I had talked to the producer and she said, “Don’t worry.  We will take care of your leg.  We will play it up and the judges will feel bad for you, and they will understand and give you a little break.”  I said, “OK, because I really don’t want to push it and tear it more.”   Then she said, “Well, just go get a cortisone shot.”  She wanted me to do that so I don’t feel it, or feel the pain when I dance.  And I am thinking, “Why would I not want to feel it, and then I end up tearing my leg, and I would wind up having to have surgery?”  So I said to her, “I am not getting a shot.”

Did they understand that you are very athletic in real life?  You do ride horses, and are a triathlete.

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KATHERINE:  I said, “I do Iron Man races!  This has never happened to me.  It’s you guys, and the way your are doing business here, and the production.”  Many people were injured during the course of the show.  One guy got injured and had to pull out.  I tried to pull out, but couldn’t because of the contract.  I was concerned.  I am athlete, and I truly did not want to injure myself further.  I am still frustrated by the whole experience.   I was eliminated, but then had to come back in and train on a Monday to learn a whole new dance to get back in.  And even if you are eliminated, you are still dancing every week to get back in, and then when you get back in, you are competing against people who have been in the competition the whole time, and their dances are just getting better and better.   I just couldn’t move my leg very well, and I would favor it.  Then, I got back in and got disqualified again!  Then, once myself and others were out of the competition completely, we then had to still learn group dances.  So, I was still practicing 3 to 5 hours a day.  It was crazy for three months.  So, I couldn’t wait to get home.

It seemed the judges were gunning for you from the start, but that also seems part of how they do the Italian version of DWTS, which is very different than the American version.

KATHERINE:  It started on my very first dance, and then I hurt my leg, and the judges almost got worse. They didn’t bring up my leg, and so I had to bring it up, and then when I brought it up, it was like, “Well, she is trying to play the sympathy card!”  No, I really tore my leg! Let me show you my leg muscle! (Laughs)

What were the Italian fans reaction to you and what happened on DWTS?

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KATHERINE:  They were so upset.  They said, “Please don’t let this show be a reflection on the Italian people and what Italy really is, because we know you love Italy, and we hope this doesn’t spoil your feelings about Italy.”  And honestly, it did.  When I got back to the United States, I said, “I don’t want to go back.”  But now, I am suppose to go back to do a movie this month! (Laughs)  So for that, I will go back! (Laughs)   You know the nice part of being in Italy during Dancing with the Stars was that I got some alone time with my boyfriend Dom (Dominique Zoida), and my daughter Zoey, who is living in London.  She would come over to Italy on weekends to visit, and that was so nice.

In your absence on B&B, the characters have been shaken up quite a bit, and the canvas has changed somewhat.

KATHERINE:  I think things like that are great, and help break things up so we don’t get stuck in a pattern.  When Brooke went off the canvas, it allowed other people to sort of switch around, and they could tell different stories.  By the time I came back, everything was all turned upside down and different (laughs), but that is good!  I thought it was great, because it also helps my character go in a different direction, because I also felt that Brooke was spinning her wheels.

Coming up, do you think viewers can expect big story ahead for Brooke?

KATHERINE:  I think so!  Brad Bell has been announcing that he has something in the works for Brooke that is the biggest and the best stuff for the character ever.   I am like, “Bring it on!”  I am excited and I can’t wait. I hope it’s something crazy, or different, or something I have never done before, instead of bouncing back and forth over a man.  I mean, that can be a secondary story for Brooke, but I want her to have her own story that is not about a man – the man can be somewhere down the line.  I mean like, down the line! (Laughs)

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What did you submit for the Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms this year?  Was it when Brooke got drunk and talked to the portrait of Stephanie at the Forrester mansion and admitted, that yes, she was just, “A slut from the valley”? (Laughs)

KATHERINE:  I did.  I submitted that scene and the one before it where I am talking to Bill (Don Diamont) about how Katie (Heather Tom) was with Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), and Brooke was very upset by that. Then, I had the scenes where I was drinking the wine, and then she goes over to the Forresters, and then she gets drunk drinking the vodka. So, it’s from that scene to that scene where Brooke passes out on the floor.

Maybe, Brad will make Brooke an alcoholic!

KATHERINE:  I would love it, and I think it would be fun to play.  It’s tricky too as an actor to play that.  Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) plays that very good.  My favorite show is Shameless and William H. Macy is so good as a drunk!  When talking about that, he says, “I don’t do anything, I just do it.” But watching people like that does help inspire you.  My fear with that is that you do have to sort of overact to make it work, but you still have to make it seem natural.

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Do you think when it gets back to Brooke and a man, do you think it should be … Brooke and Bill?  Brooke and Ridge …or … Brooke and someone new?

KATHERINE:  I think she should be alone for awhile.   I hope she doesn’t have to play those feelings, and say, “Screw men!  Forget it … they are not worth it!” (Laughs)

So B&B fans, looking forward to Brooke’s return? What do you hope is her next big storyline that you think would be exciting and different?  Will you be watching B&B’s 7,000 episode celebration? And, what did you think about the way Katherine was treated on DWTS Italy?  Comment below!

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Jimmy
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Jimmy

Honestly, it’s been nice not having Brooke on screen for the past few months, same with Hope. The stories on B&B are always around Brooke or Hope, to the point where not having them on the show probably makes Brad think “Wow, I actually need to write for other characters!” And that’s what’s happened during Brooke and Hope’s absences, other characters have had front-and-center stories, like Rick. Jacob Young is shining right now, and I’m really excited to see where this story goes. I hope when Brooke returns, she doesn’t get into a relationship with anyone for a long time,… Read more »

berlie
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berlie

pfff n importe quoi
Brooke et ridge ou brooke et bill remettent ensemble ils sont les meilleurs couple de B&B .

AJ
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AJ

I am glad to be both Hope-free and Brooke-free. This current set of actors on screen are just stellar. The writing is up several notches. Right kind of story balance needed on the show. Enuf of the constant bed hopping and wedding planners from Brooke/Hope.

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ForeveBrookeLogan

Lol..:maybe you should check out the Religious shows..it’s a Soap Opera take a chill pill!

penny
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penny

I agree AJ. Right now B&B has a great story going on between Rick/Maya/Ridge/Caroline. I hope they let those talented actors continue to shine once Brooke & Steffi come back on the scene.

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree although its nice to have Brooke back. It was a nice break from her & Hope. Lets give Ridge & Caroline a chance and Bill & Katie.Want to see Rick & Maya kicked to the curb maybe Steffi take over Forester.

penny
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penny

Some people get comfortable with the same old crap, it’s all they know.

richard
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richard

I for one, CANNOT wait for Brooke Logan Forrester to return to LA!!! The character definitely needed a break. SO much has happened on the canvas since she left! She is going to be gunning for Quinn upon her return, and I am sure she is going to have meaty scenes with Rick, Caroline, Bill and Katie as well!! On the romance front, I wish the would give her and TK’s Ridge a chance to go at it. Ridge and Brooke are endgame and these people are clear into their 50s. Let’s stop all the bedhopping and have the next… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I am definitely NOT ready for Hope to come back! She JUST exited the show, and since her departure, there has been a much greater story balance, with the whole Rick/Maya/Ridge/Caroline story taking the lead. I would like to see Julie Berman in the role, but not yet, I think Hope needs longer to recover from her miscarriage, and when she returns (just like when Brooke returns) I don’t want her to be with anyone for a long while. I totally agree about Bridget though, she needs to return! I love Ashley Jones in the role, and I never understood… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

I have been much more interested in the show since they’ve been mixing it up with other cast members. KKL is beautiful –and she IS internationally known and she IS a star, but I was a little taken aback to hear her describe herself that way.

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TeamBrooke

I am glad Brooke will be back on my screen. I agree, no man for a while. Let KKL have a good challenge, something Brooke will have to overcome. I think alcoholism has been done enough, give Brooke her own thing. Sickness maybe? RUNNING FC maybe (wink wink). Let her do something empowering!
Glad to see ya back Kelly!!
Oh yea, and I agree! When it’s time BRING BACK BRICKY!! <3

Wanda
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Wanda

Love KKL and have been a fan since day 1. She was the underdog!! She has grown as an actor, and would love her reunited with Eric, and be Matriarch of the Forrester Family; with that in mind the position of CEO will be up for grabs. The character Brooke started as a scientist in the Forrester Lab; and had made many contributions since then. It is time for her to run the show (at Forrester Creations) with Eric behind her! Welcome back Kelly!!

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ForeveBrookeLogan

I can’t wait for Brooke’s return .. I’m tired of those kiddies & their shenanigans .. Looking forward for some grown folks stuff .. You were missed KKL.. Ignore the Ihaters .. Life is too short !

Nikki
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Nikki

Maybe you should take a chill pill and watch a religious show! Your’s has been the only hater one here as of yet.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Maybe Brooke found her long lost son Jack in Italy-and will bring him home. Whatever did happen to that kid anyway?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

He went the way of Nick to the land of Far Far Away without an explanation. It really is disappointing that B&B has such a rich history of characters that are never used, but really should be! I would LOVE to have Nick, Jackie, Bridget, Thorne, Taylor, Steffy, Thomas, Amber, little Jack and R.J. back on screen. I also find it shocking that Brooke rarely, if ever, mentions that she has two other sons out there – hell, she barely even mentions Bridget! Imagine, Thorne and Ridge team up as brothers to start a new fashion house to get out… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Who was Jack’s father> Anyone remember?

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Nick Marone is his father.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I have not missed Brooke and Hope. But I do welcome a return of Brooke. Sometimes a break is a good thing. My hope is that Brooke returns refreshed and renewed by her time away from the dysfunction. I agree with Miss Lang that a story for her character that is not romantic would be welcome. I want to see Brooke be more than a wife, mistress, girlfriend. I would like to see more mothering. I would like to see her be strong and find a way outside Forrester and those handsome but problemtatc men!

Caroline
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Caroline

The show has been fantastic without Brooke being on everyday. Other actors got the time to shine. I hope they stick with that.

Nikki
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Nikki

Im so glad she’s back but I hope she doesn’t interfere with Ridge & Caroline. I would love to see her kick that son of her’s (Rick) out on his duff with his Maya & her ugly photo.

penny
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penny

Maya’s portrait is beautiful. Haters will spew their hate every chance possible.

Nikki
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Nikki

No hate, Maya is a beautiful woman, but she plays the role of someone who is not on the same level of Caroline or in the same league (education, public standing, popularity etc.) That said the portrait is awful. She had beautiful photo’s taken when she model in the show. I just don’t like the way the hair is stuck out on all sides. BTW When people have a different opinion than the one you have it makes it just that (difference of opinion) that does not mean they are haters!

penny
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penny

Zzzzzzzz!

BoomBaby
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BoomBaby

Keep Ridge and Caroline together, please! Let Brooke be without a man for awhile, and then work her way back to Bill or Eric.

Marie
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Marie

Yes kick out Rick and Maya. Rick cant design and Maya is opportunist and a gold digger. Let Rick realize his mistakes for treating Caroline like a piece of dirt. Rick committed adultery in a marriage. Caroline and Ridge didnt hop to bed. It was just a kissed. Caroline should play it hard to get from Rick. He is such a loser and both Rick and Maya are user. They deserved each other. Caroline deserved better than Rick.

karen
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karen

Time to stop watching again….I started back watching after the departure of Brooke and Hope….in my opinion, with their absence, the show was much much better. …..bye……wouldn’t be watching anymore…..had enough of Brooke and the controlling role she plays….always think she is entitled to everyone husband or boyfriend.
..bottom line. …the character Brooke is not a likeable character.

penny
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penny

Rick and Maya are so Hot together. This is by far the BEST pairing B&B has ever had, IMO! Keep up the good work you wonderful & talented lovers.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I am definitely thrilled that Brooke is back on the show! KKL is a terrific actress and a sweet person.

As far as the last few weeks are concerned, the Rick/Myrna/Caroline/Ridge quadrangle has been too over the top and all-consuming. Even other characters (Ivy, Carter, Aly) have been commenting on it, with no end in sight. It’s nice to spread the storyline around. As far as I’m concerned, KKL as Brooke is the star of the show. It will be great having Brooke on the canvass again!

lizzy
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lizzy

I hate to say it but I agree with Karen above. The show has been way better without Brooke and Hope as well for that matter. Right – Brooke thinks she is entitled to anything or anyone she wants and Hope was a real chip off the old block. Who does Brooke think she is coming in and telling everyone where to get off AND what the H was up with the snappy fingers. “I can have Ridge back just like that, like that, just like that, that, like that. . . . if I were Caroline I’d would of… Read more »

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2023 CRITICS CHOICE TV NOMINATIONS: Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Murray Bartlett, Amanda Seyfried, Renée Elise Goldsberry Score Nods

TV nominees for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday, which featured nominations for This Is Us favorites in their final season, Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore, plus soap opera alums, Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, GL). Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni, AMC ex-Lucy, ATWT) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline, OLTL).

ABC’s Abbott Elementary led all the nominations with six, followed by AMC’s Better Call Saul with five nods.  The Talk Show category featured nominations for daytime favorite, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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The awards will be handed out in ceremony that will air live on Sunday, January 15th at 7pm ET/6 pm CT on The CW.  The second part of the nominations for the Critics Choice in films will be revealed on December 14th.

Check out the just announced TV categories featuring the aforementioned nominees below:

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Diego Luna, Andor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Antony Starr, The Boys

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
Laura Linney, Ozark
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Kelly Reilly, Yellowstone
Zendaya, Euphoria

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Girls5eva
Devery Jacobs, Reservation Dogs
Jean Smart, Hacks

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Amber Midthunder, Prey
Julia Roberts, Gaslit
Michelle Pfeiffer, The First Lady
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales
Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
Matthew Goode, The Offer
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Ray Liotta, Black Bird
Shea Whigham, Gaslit

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BEST TALK SHOW
The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

Check out the full TV nominations here

What do you think about the TV nominations for the 2023 Critics Choice Awards? Happy to see some of your favorites from This Is Us, and those who started in daytime and went on to success in primetime received recognition? Comment below.

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Hollywood Reacts to the Death of Former ‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley

Over the last 24 hours, friends, colleagues and former co-star have paid tribute to Kirstie Alley, the former Cheers and Veronica Closet star, who passed away at age 71.

On Tuesday, a rep for Kirstie Alley confirmed to PEOPLE.com that the actress died from complications from Colon Cancer.

Alley rose to fame in 1987 as Rebecca Howe on NBC’s Cheers. For that tole she earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series in1991. In 1994, she received her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother.

Some of her other roles included: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who’s Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

Alley also starred on in other TV sitcoms such as: Veronica’s ClosetFat ActressKirstie and Scream Queens.  She later appeared on two reality series: A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life and was a celebrity competitor on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Alley’s children, True and Lillie broke the news of their mother’s death via an Instagram post: “To all our friends, far and wide around the world. We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered. She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

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Kirstie’s controversial relationship with Scientology had been much talked about in the press and through her years in Hollywood.  The late actress shared in the past that through Scientology, it gave her the strength to climb out of her drug addiction and depression. In her 2012 memoir, The Art of Men, she noted that she stumbled upon Scientology at a very dark period in her life; that for 26 days, she drove from Kansas to Newport Beach, California, to visit a Scientology center, stopping periodically along the way to buy drugs.  After, she said Scientology helped her kicked her addition, Kirstie then became a devotee and spent decades publicly defending the church and building friendships within it, but later in life, she found some of those relationships fracture such as with Leah Ramini.

Below are some remembrances from stars from daytime, primetime, and motion pictures that offered up their sentiments on Alley’s sudden passing:

Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS): “I am beyond thankful to have had the pleasure to embrace your love, laughter & kindness!!! All my love & prayers”

Finola Hughes (Anna, GH): “#rip #kirstialley one of a kind”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy (DWTS) “My dearest Kirstie, We haven’t spoken lately and I’ll tell you everything when I finally see you, but for now I want to say that I love you very much and I wish you the most peaceful rest. You were one of the most unique people I have ever met and easily one of the brightest moments of my personal and professional life.  Some of our relationship is heavily documented. Most of it is known to select few. All of it was like a wild rollercoaster. From Maude to DJ Lil Buttercup you were always all in for life. As I’m typing this, memories of our time together rush to my head, I remember how absolutely wild you were and I start to tear up. Something you’d absolutely hate. And now I can’t help but smile because I remembered exactly what you wanted me to say at your funeral. Don’t think I can do it here… I thought you’d be around forever.  I wish we spoke often. Thank you for everything. I love you Kirstie Alley”

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Ted Danson (ex-Cheers, ex-Mr. Mayor, ex-AW):  “I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. “I watched an old episode of Cheers.  It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it. Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny,  She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”

Kelsey Grammar (ex-Cheers): “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.”

Rhea Perlman (ex-Cheers): “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers. She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created.  She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much.”

John Travolta: “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had.  I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

Jamie Lee Curtis: “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in Scream Queens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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DAYS Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Le0) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) talk with Michael Fairman on the series move to Peacock and their latest storylines.. Leave A Comment
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