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Lynn Leahey steps down at Soap Opera Digest & Weekly!

Well the soap genre is churning and turning and now one of our dearest compatriots, Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly’s famed Editorial Director, Lynn Leahey has chosen to step down and leave the magazines she made a success.

Leahey sent out these comments to all that have known her and worked with her: “I’m writing to let you know that after 27 (!) years I am leaving Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly, effective June 1. It has been a wonderful ride, and I loved working with all of you, and the incredible staffs at the magazines. Daytime is an industry filled with committed, passionate, talented people, and I’ll miss being part of it, but I feel now is the right time for me to try something new.

Of course, I’ll still keep up with my shows through Digest and Weekly, which will undoubtedly be better than ever with Stephanie Sloane at the helm, and the magazines’ team of dedicated editors. I thank all of your for your help over the years, and wish you the very best in the future!”

And as Lynn departs, we congratulate hard working SOD Editor, Stephanie Sloane in her new position as Editorial Director!

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lew
lew

You will be missed. You did a great job with both magazines. It is a shame what is happening to our soap world.

Lori
Lori

I do believe she had one time step away for bit.But she just didn’t like how the magazine was being run and she came back.Well it will be sad to see her leave the magazine world.But if that is what is going to make her happy then I truly hope she has done the right thing for herself.

Doreen Davidson
Doreen Davidson

Dear Lynn, I don’t know if you will remember me but I worked for SOD many yrs ago, I remember the day you joined the staff, you were always so nice to me, I thought you had the perfect look to be a soap star, I wish you all the luck in your new adventure, I enjoyed working with you, Meredith, Coleen, Robert and the list goes on! I’ve been away from NY many yrs but I continued to read SOD and to see what my old pals were up to, good luck to you, my regards to all my former co-workers at Soap Opera Digest. Doreen.

Mary ann Leahey
Mary ann Leahey

Hello Lynn I been wanting to write you for years, I Think you are my cuz, My Aunt Wilma said you were is your mother Julieanna ? And you live in Calf. Please let me know. I have been looking for my Aunt & Cousins. Write soon, Mary

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Nathan Fillion Talks His Start On OLTL On ‘The View’ With Whoopi Goldberg

On Thursday’s episode of ABC’s The View, Nathan Fillion visited the show promoting his series, The Rookie.  But during the beginning of his conversation with Whoopi Goldberg, he talked about what he learned from his humble beginnings in show business as Joey Buchanan on the beloved One Life to Live.

Of course, OLTL fans recall that Nathan was involved in a romantic storyline with Llanview icon, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and played the on-screen son to another icon, Erika Slezak (Viki).

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Fillion shared about this time on One Life: “Everything I did and everything I do I learned on that show.  I never speak poorly on daytime … it was such a warm kind place to be.   I learned everything there.  I don’t know where an actor can go and work with people that have worked in the business for 25, 35, 40 years, and I had no idea what i’m doing …and they said, ‘no problem here is what you do’.  So, it was very good people.”

Goldberg also alluded to that she “missed the soaps” meaning All My Children and One Life to Live that shot right where they are in New York City at the ABC studios on 66th and 67th street.

Watch Nathan talk his early career and more with the ladies of The View below.  Then, let us know what you think about the sentiments he share from his time at One Life to Live via the comment section.

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Y&R’s Thad Luckinbill To Produce ‘Postscript’ The Film Adaptation of Sequel To “P.S. I Love You”

We all know that Thad Luckinbill (Ex-J.T Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless) wears many hats in the entertainment industry.  He acts, he writes, he produces, he sings … is there anything that this talented guy doesn’t do?

Now comes word that Luckinbill’s production company (with his brother Trent and Molly Smith), Black Label Media, in conjunction with Alcon Entertainment, has secured the rights to the the novel Postscript and will turn it into a motion picture.

Postscript is the recently released sequel to Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 debut novel, P.S. I Love You.  The original movie starred two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank as Holly who loses her husband tragically when he dies from a brain tumor.  Then, a grieving Holly discovers that her husband has left behind 10 letters designed to help Holly overcome her sorrow and transition to a new life.

According to Deadline, who broke the news of this film deal: In, Postscript (which hit book stores this week in the U.S.) the story picks up Holly seven years after her husband’s death with Holly having peacefully moved on with her life.  However, when Holly’s sister asks her to tell the story of the “PS, I Love You” letters on her podcast — she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. Soon after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they’re terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones.”

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According to a report here, Swank will reprise her role as Holly in the new movie.

Luckinbill’s Black Label Media recently produced the war movie, 12 Strong in which he co-stared, while he was also one of the producers on the hit movie, La La Land.

Intrigued to see how Postscript turns out? Wish Thad would return as. J. T to Y&R for a another stint? Comment below.

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OLTL Alums & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Melissa and David Fumero Welcome Their Second Son

Llanview’s Carrr-lott-a should be happy about this, even if it’s ‘bitchy bangs’ who is the baby mama!

News over the weekend has former One Life to Live and star of NBC’s comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (Ex-Adriana) giving birth to her second child, and on Valentine’s Day, no less.

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Melissa and her husband, the former Cristian Vega of One Life to Live, (and more recent cast member of the drama Power), David Fumero, welcomed into the world their new son.

The beautiful couple named their newborn, Axel.  They already have a a 3-year-old son, named Enzo.

The proud parents each to to their Instagram accounts with a special photo and a message. Melissa shared  “Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙,”

While David shared: “I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20″

Congratulations to Melissa and David on the newest addition to the Fumero clan!

Share your well-wishes for Melissa, David and little Axel via the comment section below.

 

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💙 Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙

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I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20

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