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Music Pioneer Little Richard Dead; Guest-Starred On OLTL in Bo & Nora’s Wedding and Y&R’s Gloria & Jeffrey’s Nuptials

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The self-proclaimed “Architect of Rock and Roll” Little Richard has died, according to a report form The Rolling Stone on Saturday morning.  Little Richard was 87-years-old .  His son,, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed his passing, citing that cancer was the cause of death.

Little Richard was known as one of the founding fathers of Rock and Roll.  His hits ranged from Tutti Frutti” in 1956, “Long Tall Sally” and “Rip It Up” that same year, “Lucille” in 1957, and “Good Golly Miss Molly” in 1958.   He was one of the fist ten original inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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His flamboyant style was often the center of much speculation and early in his career he did not publicly come out.  Later in life, he described himself as an “omnisexual,” attracted to both men and women, but that became complicated when he later denounced the gay and transgender “lifestyle” in an interview in 2017.

The popular musician also made key appearances on the soaps!  He is most remembered for not only presiding over, but performing, at the long-awaited first wedding of One Life to Live’s Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) back in 1995.  After they had gathered together their friends and family for their nuptials, they were about to call it off until a surprise guest appeared in the form of their very favorite … Little Richard!   When he appeared in front of them, Bo and Nora knew it was the right time to tie the knot!

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Then in 1997, Little Richard performed at the wedding of The Young and the Restless ‘Gloria (Judith Chapman) and Jeffrey (Ted Shackleford).

You can watch the 3-part video of  OLTL’s  Bo and Nora’s wedding with Little Richard below!

Now share your remembrances and thoughts on the passing of Little Richard, and his soap appearances, via the comment section.

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The wedding was nice and all but i always found that dance down the aisle a bit corny…jmho!!!

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I definitely remember Bo and Nora’s first wedding. Little Richard was wonderful. Thank you for posting the video. Wherever Little Richard went, he always brought the party. May he rest in peace.

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WOAH– he was way way before my time.
but-
of course, I’ve heard a couple of his songs..
high energy, for sure..
as is said;
”rock and roll is here to stay
it will never die”..

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Little Richard was loud, flamboyant, and very entertaining #SHUTUP LOL R.I.P. I also remember Hank Gannon and the actor Nathan Purdee being involved in some type of racy photo shoot with younger actors from OLTL, and some of them losing their jobs because of it.

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I love it because Little Richard made it a day to remember forever!

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

Share your condolences and remembrances of John via the comment section below.

 

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Sheryl Underwood to Host the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood will become a five-time host of the Daytime Emmy Awards, although this time going solo, as CBS and NATAS have announced today that she will handle the duties for the upcoming 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The CBS broadcast will airs on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as streaming live on Paramount Plus.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

The Daytime Emmys are presented to programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The show includes content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, and is judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

So, what do you think of Underwood being named the solo host of this year’s Emmy broadcast? Comment below.

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