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Michele Lee Video Interview! Her Gay Role On Fumbling Thru The Pieces & Would She Be Part Of A Knots Landing Reboot?

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The one and only Michele Lee sat down with On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman, when Michael visited the set, and the home of the director and producer of the hit web series, Fumbling Thru The Pieces. 

In “Fumbling”, Michele Lee plays Eleanor, the mother to series star, Hillary B. Smith who plays Ellie.  And in season two, Eleanor reveals to her daughter that she is gay and brings with her to meet the family, her girlfriend, Janice, played by All My Children alum, Bobbie Eakes!  And from there, some very hilarious and poignant moments ensue.

During our chitchat with Michele, she spoke about playing a lesbian and being part of a web series for the first time in her career, and from there we talked about the best primetime soap of all-time Knots Landing.  We learned if Michele would consider reprising her role of Karen Mackenzie should a cable or network television channel decide to make a “Knots” reboot ala the highly successful Dallas reboot airing on TNT.  We think you will love Michele’s answer!

After the jump, watch Michele’s interview with Michael.  Then let us know if you would love to see a Knots Landing reboot? And, if you have seen Michele’s tour de force performance in Fumbling Thru The Pieces?  If not, you can watch the episodes of the series here.

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I wish Knots Landing would come back. That would be magic. I miss the show.

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yet a new gay role created by hollywood for an 80s actress highlights the utter disparity between hollywood’s availability and willingness to create lgbt roles and asian american roles. hollywood actors and actresses keep speaking against gay bullying. yet more than 51% of asian american students are bullied. asian americans are the most bullied group! shouldn’t hollywood be speaking abt the bullying towards asian americans if hollywood was really concerned w/ bullying? but what does hollywood do? they conveniently ignore this bec for hollywood the lives of asian american students are irrelevant to them and bec hollywood loves to ridicule and bully asian americans thru their degrading portrayals of them. cnn recently wrote an article that 3% of the american population identify as lgbtq. pew research shows that asian americans make up 3% of the american population and are growing at a greater rate than even hispanics. therefore there should be an equal amount of lgbt characters and asian american characters reflected by hollywood episodic medium. yet the portrayals are pathetic and lopsided to favor lgbt characters. hollywood obviously gives preference to lgbt characters. the few asian american characters are usually supporting and background while many gay characters are given storylines that are designed for lead characters. asian americans have higher education rates than whites and are accomplishing higher graduate degrees than whites. therefore shows that are set at the academe should prominently feature asian american characters but they don’t. the median income of asian americans are higher than whites and highest among all groups. therefore shows that are set at the professional level should feature more asian american characters but they don’t. hollywood’s casting practices highlight their racism against asians americans. the portrayals are worse. asian americans are seldom detailed characters. they are often stereotypes. the asian american female is a. dragon lady b. sexualized for majority white men c. passive. d. usually a background character. while the asian american male is a. asexual b. foreign and accented c. dorky d. martial arts expert. while lgbt roles are more fully fleshed and given respect. the film “the goods” had a group of white characters beat up an asian character as a comedic device. would hollywood ever portray a gay bashing as something as a source of laughs? of course not. that’s hollywood tolerance.

Gloria
Gloria

Michelle (Karen) still has it and so does all the other members of Knots Landing. If Dallas is coming back, cant Knotts Landing come back? That would be great.

Christy
Christy

oh, please bring back Knott’s Landing (hello CBS, are you listening?!) and yes, put it on a network station so I can watch it… all over again!

I have some old knott’s landing on VHS – it was some special and there was the last show too… but it’s just not enough!

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TODAY: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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