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Michael Zaslow Tribute On Tap Featuring ‘Guiding Light’ Stars

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He was one of the all time greats to ever grace the soap opera genre, and now he will be remembered and celebrated  by many of his former Guiding Light cast mates and real-life daughter.

Circle next Friday, March 19th at 4 p.m/EST and 1 p.m./PST for a special tribute episode to Michael Zaslow (Ex-Roger) of The Locher Room with former GL publicist and host, Alan Locher.

The virtual remembrance will feature Guiding Light’s Maureen Garrett (Holly Thorpe), Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw), Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe), Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Sherry Stringfield (Blake Thorpe) as well as the aforementioned, Marika Zaslow.

Michael passed away from ALS in 1998.

To view the upcoming tribute episode click here.

What was your favorite performance of Michael as bad boy Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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Oh, how my mom and I both adored Michael Zaslow. The first really sexy (though not traditionally ‘soap’ handsome) bad boy. I’ll never forget the episode when he assaulted Rita Stapleton with that ominous, “You owe me. And I’m collecting.” We figured that was the end for Roger; you don’t come back from rape. But…they softened Rita’s response later on, as I recall, and Roger got the second of many chances. A memorable character from a gifted, unique actor. We even went to his theatrical movie, the dreadful “YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE”. Now that’s dedication!

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Not only is it awesome that Alan Locher is having a Michael Zaslow tribute, but getting Sherry Stringfield in on it is blowing my mind! She has always been a favorite of mine as Blake Thorpe. She played the female version of her daddy, Roger! And adding Kimberley Simms to the mix? I’m going to faint! Her Mindy with Roger had crazy, sexy chemistry. They were HOT as the older businessman and young blonde bombshell!

Fiona Hutchinson and Maureen Garrett on it also? Perfection!!!!

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Remembering Michael Zaslow as Roger Thorpe brings back so many of my favorite memories of The Guiding Light which was its title when I watched it as a child. I can’t list a favorite episode because I loved everything about his acting. He was one of the actors who I loved to hate because he was excellent at his role playing. The Guiding Light made many mistakes with some decisions that it made regarding the show : one is killing off Maureen Bauer’s character and the second is the disrespect it showed Michael when he was diagnosed with ALS. That… Read more »

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It was a wonderful tribute. He was my all time fav villain

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Murray Bartlett Virtual Interview on Tap

Daytime fans remember Murray Barlett as Cyrus Foley on the beloved Guiding Light. 

Since then, the actor has appeared in numerous TV series and specials and film roles including HBO’s groundbreaking series, Looking and Tales of the City. 

However, now Bartlett can now be seen on The White Lotus, a new series from HBO, where he plays, the resort manager, Armond which bow this weekend on July 11th.

Murray will be chatting with Alan Locher live on The Locher Room You Tube channel on Friday July 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST. Make sure to have your questions ready for Murray!

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Murray on The White Lotus? What are your remembrances of Cyrus on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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Matt Bomer Revealed as Part of the Cast of Hulu’s ‘American Horror Stories’

Hulu’s American Horror Story spinoff anthology series, American Horror Stories, revealed much of its cast for the upcoming drama of Ryan Murphy’s horror franchise.  The reveal came from Murphy himself via social media (see it below).

The weekly hourlong anthology series will feature a different horror story contained with in each episode.

It premieres on Hulu, next week on Thursday, July 15th.

Former Guiding Light alum, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben Reade), one of Murphy’s favorites in the ongoing anthology is back, and this time in the role of Michael.  J

Joining Bomer in the series are: Aaron Tveit, Paris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Kevin McHale, Billie Lourd, John Carroll Lynchm Madison Bailey and Virginia Garndner and more.

So will you be checking out Matt in the new horror series? Comment below.

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Soap Veteran Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps Virtual Interview on Tap

In a very special conversation, don’t miss one of soaps longtime executive producer ‘s Jill Farren Phelps appearance on an upcoming livestream on The Locher Room.

Jill joins host and former ATWT and GL publicist, Alan Locher on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As soap fans know Jill has helmed Another World, General Hospital, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara and The Young and the Restless.

She has also been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy Awards and took home 11 Emmys for her work.

While Phelps has been a polarizing figure on the soaps, look for the good, and the bad decisions under her tenures at the soaps to be discussed and more.

Here is the link to watch it live 

So, what would you want to ask Jill? What was her best decisions and worst decisions as EP of the soaps? Let us know via the comment section below.

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