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Nathaniel Marston Headed For Surgery This Afternoon, Nevada Highway Patrol Releases Preliminary Investigation Report

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On Wednesday morning, Elizabeth Jackson, the mother of former One Life to Live star Nathaniel Martson (Ex-Al Holden and Michael McBain), posted an update on her facebook page on the ongoing recovery and status of her son after his horrific car accident over last weekend.

Jackson reports Nathaniel is scheduled for surgery today relating:  “Thank you for your love prayers and positive thoughts which ARE making a difference. Nathaniel is going into surgery this afternoon at 12:30 PST. His last surgery to alleviate pressure on the spine went very well and Nate is taking some breaths on his own. Today Dr.s will do their best to repair breaks in his neck and stabilize his neck. Thanks you again for your love prayers and support. I will update everyone as soon as I have more news . Warm wishes from me, my family and Nathaniel.”

Meanwhile, the Nevada Highway Patrol has released premilinary results and a report on the accident that caused Nathaniel’s injuries, and in a statement on Marston’s official fan page it reveals:  “Nathaniel was critically injured in a single-car crash on Friday, October 30 in rural Nevada. According to local highway patrol and tribal police, no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.  A preliminary investigation has lead police to believe that Marston was fatigued and fell asleep while driving. The vehicle drifted into the opposite lane and it is believed that when Marston awoke he over-corrected, causing his pickup truck to flip several times. He was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield and upon landing crushed several vertebrae in his neck and back. Remarkably, he suffered no head trauma.”

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Entertainment Tonight also reported that the Highway Patrol also noted that Marston, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Please continue to keep Nathaniel in your prayers as he continues to fight and go through his surgeries and recovery.  Then weigh-in on your thoughts on the Nevada Highway Patrol’s preliminary investigation of the accident.

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Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Lucky to be alive, long rehab ahead of him with nothing certain. Hes needs lots of prayers. No seatbelt, driving when tired, not smart choices.

Melissa
Melissa

Sending thoughts and prayers Nathaniel’s way.

JUDY
JUDY

NATHANIEL AND HIS FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS…THIS IS ANOTHER LESSON TO ALL PEOPLE WHO DO NOT TAKE A MINUTE TO FASTEN THE SEAT BELT…

Ces
Ces

So easy to get tired anywhere in rural NV deserts. Sending good wishes his way.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Keeping him in my prayers. Thanks for the updates.

Lisa
Lisa

Just so sad about this….one’s life can change in an instant…praying for a miracle for him

Darlenefarmer
Darlenefarmer

Get better soon prayers

mark
mark

praying for him and his mom!

Nilda Ferrer
Nilda Ferrer

Praying for Nathaniel to fully recover, also praying for his family and friends.

Anita
Anita

I’m praying for his complete recovery. I’ve missed his Al Holden/Michael McBain, and I hope to see him on daytime tv again.

marishka ruth embreus
marishka ruth embreus

it is easy to be tired ,wish he’d worn hi seatbelt ,get well soon

Dawn D
Dawn D

I hope he gets recovery that allows him a good quality of life. Also that he realizes if he chose to wear that seat belt his injuries may have been much less severe. Choices make the difference. God Bless.

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

Please don’t forget Nathaniel as “yesterday’s news” Met him at Daytime Stars and Strikes event in NYC. Was a very genuine and cool man to talk to….we miss actors with the sincerity he gave us on OLTL, too few of them today. He has had his share of bad times, hoping better times ahead for Nathaniel and his loved ones. And please don’t use his situation to blow your own horn onl issues….let’s keep this page positive for Nathaniel and his family.

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Nick Cannon Daytime Talker Set To Premiere On September 21

More talk shows are coming daytime viewers way come the fall with the announcement of the premiere date for The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show, titled aptly, Nick Cannon.

The company behind the upcoming nationally syndicated series, Debmar-Mercury, says the new show will bow on September 21 and has been cleared in more than 90% of markets in the United States.

According to Deadline: “Cannon’s production company, Ncredible Entertainment, and Debmar-Mercury will co-produce the talker featuring his take on the latest in trending pop culture stories and celebrity interviews.”

Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, said,  “Our great station partners are hungry for a rising, versatile and dynamic talent like Nick. His light-hearted style quickly wins over viewers and gives them a much-needed escape from the world.  We’ve been asked why we skipped doing test shows and explained there was no need. It’s obvious to anyone who watched Nick guest host for Wendy Williams last year how much he loves daytime talk and, based on the reaction of fans, how much they love him.”

Cannon added: “It’s been thrilling going through this process, and to see the widespread support that the show has received and the milestones we’ve achieved is mind blowing, We’re gearing up to deliver a must-see show and I’m looking forward to coming to you on your TV this fall.”

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So, what do you think about Nick Cannon’s new daytime talker coming your way in the fall? Comment below.

 

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‘Edge of Night’ Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Sad news to report this Monday.  The longtime star of CBS’ and then ABC’s The Edge of Night, Forrest Compton. has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Forrest died on Sunday at the age of 94.

His death was reported and confirmed by Compton’s friends and an article in the Shelter Island Reporter.

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As Edge of Night and longtime daytime fans know, Forrest played Monticello’s district attorney, Mike Karr.  He played this key role from 1971 until the show’s cancellation in 1984.  The show was originally titled “The Edge of Night” and eventually just became “Edge of Night”.   The soap which was steeped in murder mysteries ran on CBS from 1956–1975 and on ABC from 1975–1984,   In addition, Forrest along with his on-screen wife, Ann Flood (Nancy Karr) were one of the most popular duos in daytime.

Not only did Compton appear on EON, but he also had soap roles on As the World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children.   In primetime, Forrest was best known for his role on Gomer Pyle: USMC opposite  Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray.

In a heartwarming story where fan meets actor and helps him out (according to the Shelter Island Reporter) Compton was only slated to appear in two episodes a week for the next 13 weeks on The Edge of Night, when he needed an apartment in New York City near the studio, so when he heard about a one-bedroom on East 72nd he went to see Al, the super.  Forrest later learned that Al was such a devotee of  The Edge of Night that he locked his office door every day at 2 p.m. to watch uninterrupted. When Forrest mentioned that he had just been hired to play Mike Karr, the super said, “You’re getting that apartment.”’

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Sharon Gabet who starred as Raven on Edge of Night, posted on Facebook, a tribute and remembrance of her former co-star: “Woody, as he was affectionately known to all of us on The Edge of Night, was a master professional, hilarious, smart, kind and gentle. I spoke with him a couple years ago on his birthday and he was active and happy in his retirement. Rest in peace, Woody, and give hugs and kisses to Larkin, Lois, Dennis, Nick, Joel, Irving and all the other EDGE alumni up there.  THE story about Woody. He was on EON when they were LIVE. It was brutal, but Woody was one of the best “straight face” men in the business. So he is doing a scene with Nancy his wife (the glorious Ann Flood – another “straight face” master). He walks in the kitchen and sits down and his line was supposed to be “Gee, it’s hard to get up in the morning.” as Nancy gave him his coffee. Instead, Mike Karr says on national TV, “Gee it’s hard to get IT up in the morning, Nancy.” There was pandemonium among the crew during the commercial break as you can imagine.”

Now below, watch the opening title sequence fro the The Edge of Night over the years, many of which feature Forrest as Mike Karr at the very opening or at the end as one of the series most well-known and beloved characters.

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Then, share your condolences and remembrances on the passing of Forrest Compton in the comment section.

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Robert Newman Shares Why There Has Not Been a Return to Springfield & ‘Guiding Light’ On-Screen Reunion

Robert Newman, best known to daytime soap fans as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light, sat down earlier this week for a wide-ranging interview on his career with Lauren Van Hemert via her You Tube Channel.

The timing of the posting of the interview as in-line with the date GL was officially canceled back on April 1, 2009.  The series began its historic run on TV from radio back on June 30, 1952, and ultimately aired its final episode on September 18, 2009.

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From 1980 to 2009, Robert was one of the mainstays and key leading men of Springfield, and of course, the Josh and Reva (Kim Zimmer) love story is one of the most popular ever in the annals of daytime drama.

Right off at the top of the interview; Hemert noted that what she was asked most by fans of Newman’s and GL’s, when and if there will ever be a Guiding Light on-screen reunion.

Newman responded to the question: “I get that a lot.  That question is unfortunately in the hands of Procter and Gamble more than anything else … and they made it very clear over the years that they’re just not going to release the characters and copyrights to the show.”

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Robert also added, “In terms of what you are talking about where there might be some sort of production, where there’s an actual reunion, and we see where Josh and Reva are today and that kind of thing (on their probably 15th marriage) … unless Procter and Gamble is somehow willing to shake loose the rights to the show, I don’t see it happening.”

Watch the full interview with the talented Mr. Newman below.

Then let us know, since P&G has made it very clear for the last several years they are out of the soap business completely, do you think its time they just sell the rights so viewers can see some sort of reboot down the line, especially for a show as beloved as Guiding Light? Comment below.

 

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