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Next Week On THE CHEW: GH Stars Appear in "Behind The Soap Screen" Series!

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Finally!  The Chew is doing a little crossover on their talk/foodie show invading the lives of four residents of Port Charles in a special series all next week entitled “Behind The Soap Screen”. 

General Hospital’s Finola Hughes, Julie Marie Berman, Ingo Rademacher and Erik Valdez are the subjects and are featured with special appearances by Sebastian Roche and Lindsey Morgan.  The segments begin next Monday, September 24th!

ABC put out this official press release for tune-in that gives some details of what to look for:  Gordon Elliott, executive producer of  The Chew, announced today that the talk & lifestyle show will launch a four-part series next week entitled “Behind the Soap Screen,” featuring an in-depth look into the lives of Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Ingo Rademacher (Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks) and Erik Valdez (Trey Mitchell). The stars will open their homes to The Chew for a glance into their private, off-screen lives, sharing recipes and hobbies. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our neighbors from Port Charles,” said Elliott. “Daytime television is all about showcasing personalities, building relationships and storytelling, and many of the General Hospital actors are closet gourmets. We are looking forward to having them on the show.”

An outing to Julie Berman’s home includes a peek at her kitchen, where she and husband, Michael Grady, prepare one of their favorite dishes, a grilled chicken and basil pizza.  Finola Hughes proudly displays her green thumb as she tends her impressive vegetable garden in Malibu. The actress, who grows apples, plums, peaches and avocados, prepares a mouth-watering feta, cherry tomato, kalamata olive creation with flatbread, all with ingredients from her garden.

Ingo Rademacher unveils his breathtaking Hawaiian home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Rademacher’s trip includes his backyard, where he grows avocados and raises livestock. He shares his recipe for the perfect avocado and scallion omelet, and takes fellow General Hospital co-star Sebastian Roche (“Jerry Jacks”) for a paddleboard lesson.

Texas born and raised Erik Valdez cooks a dish he learned from his grandmother. He puts his own spin on her classic ground turkey taco recipe with guacamole, Pico de Gallo, rice and beans, and cooks for his General Hospital co-star, Lindsey Morgan (“Kristina Davis”).

So clearly with their ratings in need of a spike, who does The Chew turn to now? Of course, GH!  However, that being said, are you going to give the show a look-see and see what some of your GH faves have got cookin’ next week?  Let us know! And remember The Chew now airs one hour before General Hospital in the new re-jiggered line-up!

 

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karen obrien
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karen obrien

Watched GH for 40 years, have watched The Chew from day one. Love them both, can’t wait for crossover.

Rose
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Rose

How can you watch that greasy haired man who skimmed 5.25 million dollars in tips from his waiters and he’s a millionaire.He also refuse to stop a man from being sexually harass in his resturant.He didn’t want to be grooped by another man.Hell ABC needs to call Bernie Madoff up and have cooking with the theives.Google Mario skims waiters tips,Its not old news how he operates.In respect for hard worker waiters who need them tips he needs to go.He is a theif.He also needs a damn bath and was that greasy hair.bb

susan M.
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susan M.

I disagree with Karen…No CHew On GH>>>>>>>.

mary
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mary

This GH fan will not watch a theif called Mario.How can anyone watch a man who skimmed 5.25 million dollars off his waiters.Google it.He;s a downright rich theif.He should be removed from Tv.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

The Chew makes me sick. I would never watch one second of the stupid cooking show. I have to stomach the commercials during GH and all I see are idiots talking with their mouths full. I used to watch “What Not to Wear” and I haven’t watched it since I saw Clinton Kelly on the Chew. Out of respect for unemployed actors and staff I refuse the Chew. I don’t care who comes on whether it be Laura Wright, Michael Easton, Susan Lucci… I would rather die.

mary
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mary

Clinton Kelly called us soap fans Morons and Turds.When people posted on hs facebook nothing personnal but will not watch anything that replace soaps.That was his reply.One person said her reply was not bad to him and just wanted him to know it was the soaps she would back and he called her a coward for not having her picture on her post and some bad stuff.He is very mean if you don’t kiss his @ss.He had no reason to be that rude.

Jim
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Jim

Won’t be watching the show but will hope to see the segments on youtube or something.

JLH
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JLH

I have no interest in a show like the Chew even with GH actors o it. With the exception of GH, I’ve sworn off ABC anyway.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

NO Chew period, not even with GH actors on it, Never!

GariAnne
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GariAnne

Same here. Only watch GH on ABC/d, boycotting the rest.

JM
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JM

they want to steal the soaps viewers after they tried to kill the soaps, not for me.

MK
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MK

Nope. I’m sure someone will put the clips on YouTube and I may watch it there. But ABC won’t get my ratings.

pink
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pink

I have always watched The Chew from day one and am excited to see Julie Berman at home.In fact i will love to see all of these actors.

Linda
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Linda

Glad to see you are a loyal AMC fan!

Pav
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Pav

I will never watch the ratty show ABC destroyed AMC for. I admit I’m also very gratified to find that most people in this thread and others about this horrid show feel the same way.

Christine
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Christine

I agree with Pav. If I want a QUALITY cooking show, then I turn to Food Network or any of the cable shows. Heck I might watch a YouTube video or PBS on cooking before I watch a network reality show that took the place of a soap opera.

Crystal
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Crystal

No where in their post do they saw that they use to watch AMC, Linda.
Though even if they did, it’s quite possible to enjoy The Chew and still be a loyal AMC fan.

Rose
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Rose

Look at my reply above Pink.How can you back a millionaire who took from his hard workin g waiters.People should be ashame.cccc

mary
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mary

How can a soap fan back a show that took the place of our soaps.Especially one that is a downright theif.Google Mario skims 5.25 millions off his waiters.Is that what Tv has come to.ABC give Bernie Madoff a call.He needs a job.

chris
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chris

That’s is how much he paid back

mary
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mary

Chris heard it was 5 times more then he paid back.More like 29 million in tips but noone can get an accurate account on that.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

so sorry GH cast. I will never watch a show the hepled exit what I watched for years AMC. This will never air in my home ever………I can watch all my favorite friendly actors on shows that matter and of course our own GH.
The spew CHEW can go down with Katie Wierd-yick….

NO CHEW FOR my house………….EVER……….!!!!

Doris Haines
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Doris Haines

Not a chance in HELL, the show is stupid. I can wait one hour to see these actors perform in the only daytime show on ABC I will watch.

Christine
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Christine

I smell desperation on the part of ABC in support of The Chew.

Hopefully whomever tunes in for GH, tunes right out the next day.

Christine
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Christine

Hey wasn’t there some reality show that involved soap stars and others that did something JUST like this on soap net some years ago? I vaguely remember something about one of the male soap stars giving a tour of his home and then seeing what he does at home – it sometimes included cooking.

That part about what Ingo is going to do just sounds so deja vu to me.

Christine
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Christine

I answered my own question. It was called 1 Day With and Wally Kurth hosted it. The tipoff for me was that Ingo did a segment that involved water sports as many may know he likes to compete in the Iron Man Triathalon.

An idea like The Chew is doing could be really good if they focused it on soap stars and their lives and unloaded everyone but Clinton Kelly and Mike Simon as they are likeable.

Rose
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Rose

Won’t watch anything on ABC but Gh.End of that question.

susan M.
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susan M.

I aree with Rose!!!!!!!!!!

Christine
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Christine

Rose and susan M, what I meant was that what The Chew is doing is just like what SoapNet did with a show called 1 Day With that was hosted by Wally Kurth. The “talent” behind The Chew probably saw this and decided to copy the idea. It is so transparent because Ingo Rademacher did pretty much the same thing on 1 Day With when he showed his water sports. It is pathetic that they are trying to copy. What I meant about the idea being good was not as a replacement to what’s left of our soaps, but back… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I will also be one of those who will watch the clips on You Tube. I have no desire to watch the spew – regardless who is on. I am glad to see General Hospital get some promotion (FINALLY!) – but I can’t give ABC/D any ratings other than when I watch GH. I do not feel it will hurt the actors by not tuning in. They get it.

Linda
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Linda

Just goes to show how worried about the Spew ABC is. Will never ever watch the Spew! Bring back AMC!

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!!!!!!!!!

Christy
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Christy

well, I might just record 2 shows next week — ahhhh, but my viewing will not be counted in the Spew’s ratings, so they won’t even know I was recording!

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

No way on this earth will I ever watch an episode of the Spew! It doesn’t matter who their guests are, my boycott of ABC/D continues. This is their way of trying to get the soap fans back watching their daytime lineup, and I can confidently say that it’s not going to work!

mary
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mary

S=Rel soap fans don’t back the show that replaced there soaps.good to the cooking channel.OOPs didn’t they get rid of Mario?Believe I red they phase him out.Maybe it was because he stole from his employees.

danicajolie
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danicajolie

I won’t watch the Chew. Remember Mario Batali telling soap fans “to get over it”? He is just plain rude!

Christine
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Christine

It’s more than him being rude. The guy is arrogant and has this holier than thou attitude. Hey, I’m Italian American too, but I don’t talk down to people the way he does with his cuisine and complicated recipes (which are not that great, by the way – especially the way he does the eggs in his tiramisu!). And then cheating his waitstaff out of tips. That is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Of all the hosts that one can stomach, I would say it was Clinton Kelly and Mike Symon. Clinton was not bad with London and… Read more »

KathyNYC
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KathyNYC

No way , no how. I will not watch the Chew period…but to “celebrate” soap actors on the anniversary of the demise of AMC? I mean the timing can’t be coincidental..it’s another slap in the face if you ask me. You got to be kidding? I am going to help give the Chew higher ratings by using soaps? Ummmm..NO!!! I wouldn’t even bother with clips..as it’s annoying to me that these GH actors chose to appear on the show to being with. I”ll pass.

susan M.
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susan M.

The Chew must be pretty desperate to do this.. Which means they are not doing well at all………….No surprise on that…Don’t like that the chew will invade GH nt. wk. at all..I can’t stand that show & the goofy peol-ple on it…Their comericals make me throw-up..And I will change the channel on GH when I see The Chew crew…They have a lot of nerve coming on GH !!!!!!! We don’t want thier greasy spoon on GH…What an insult to us the soap fans.We don’t want to boost their ratings at all…..It starts Mon. 24..Is this crap going to invade GH… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

I would only watch if God was on there. What a piece of crap by ABC. They are on the bottom of everything and they will never get any higher. Greasy disgusting Mario Batelli who steals money from his hard working employees. They can put on anyone they want and still no one will watch more of ABC’s decimated daytime lineup except their only really good show GH.

Tina
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Tina

Oh for crying out loud, ABC/Disney! We will not watch The Spew! I don’t care who you put on the show. I watch GH for the stars of GH. I will not be manipulated into watching The Spew! We want All My Children and One Life to Live to be released so they can find a new home! NOTE TO FANS! DO NOT BE MANIPULATED BY THESE BASTARDS!

Tina
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Tina

Fits in perfectly with ABC/Disney……….

gloria
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gloria

I hate the effing Chew. I have watched maybe 2 minutes of it & it is AWFUL. Still cannot believe ABC just yanked AMC & OLTL right out from under us. I will never, ever get over it & will never, ever forgive them. I also hate GH being moved to 1:00 central. Just messes up schedule on my days off. Really, really pisses me off.

EDNA BAREFOOT
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EDNA BAREFOOT

Do they think soap fans are stupid? We have told them over & over again that we did not want talk or reality shows in the afternoon. We want our drama our entertainment back. We want OLTL & AMC back on. they don’t hear or are they stupid! I vote for the latter. The Spew is trash in my opinion & 1 segment of a GH star will not make me or other true soap fans watch. I watch nothing but GH on ABC & will not watch til I see my OLTL & Erika Slezak back on where they… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I only watch nothing but GH too……………..

susan M.
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susan M.

The Chew is pathectic…..They are really grasping at straws…Why should we watch this crap that replaced AMC…..I will not watch it …NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haven’t watched The Chew from day one & that is the way it’s going to stay…..This isn’t going to work for The Chew……Soap fans will never watch this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including myself(alway’s a soap fan)….That’s the way it will stay for me……………

Crystal
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Crystal

I enjoyed Julie’s segment but it was a struggle waiting for it because that show is awful. I’m just going to watch the other GH stars segments on Youtube because there’s no way I can sit through four more episodes of The Chew.

I hated AMC but I can’t believe that ABC replaced it with that poor quality talk show.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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Tony Dow, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and ‘General Hospital’ Alum, Still Alive But in ‘Last Hours’ Despite Reports On His Death

UPDATED:  Since the original posting of this article, Tony Dow has now passed away.  On Wednesday, July 27th his son, Christopher confirmed his death on Facebook sharing: “Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey.  We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best—“It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.”’

The original post below is the story on how Tony’s wife, Lauren Dow, had shared that her husband was still alive after erroneous news articles on his death were premature:

Lauren Dow, the wide of Tony Dow, best-known of his role of Wally Cleaver – the All-American older brother of “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) on the TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver, shares that he is still alive amid previous reports of his passing early today.

Earlier, Tony’s management team had posted news of Dow’s death at the age of 77 on a Facebook post, but that has since been taken down.

Now comes word from Lauren to ABC7 in Los Angeles, that her husband is still breathing, but is in hospice care in their home.  She admitted that based on some health issues that happened overnight, she inferred that Tony had passed away when she informed people close to her and the family.

However, Dowd’s son Christopher confirmed to PEOPLE that his father, “is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Daytime fans recall that Tony played the part of Ross Jeanelle on General Hospital back in the mid-70’s.   On GH, Ross was investigating the murder of Dr. Phil Brewer and in story, Ross also dated nurse Beth Maynard, who was the sister of Diana Taylor.

Some of Dow’s other TV credits included: Adam-12, Mod Squad, Emergency, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote plus he directed numerous TV episodes.

Share your thoughts and prayers for Tony Dow and his family via the comment section.

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