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OLTL Alum Eddie Alderson Touches Base With Fans: "Just Wanna Say That Your Continued Prayers And Positive Messages To Me Are So Appreciated"

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As we rang in 2017, former One Life to Live star, Eddie Alderson (Ex-Matthew Buchanan) took to Twitter this week to thank all of his supporters and fans for their outpouring love and thoughts as he battles Hodgkins Lymphoma and continues to undergo treatment.

Alderson tweeted: “Hey everybody! Just wanna say that your continued prayers and positive messages to me are so appreciated and I love you all. Happy New Year.”

News broke from Eddie and his sister, former OLTL and GH star Kristen Alderson (Ex-Starr OLTL and GH, and Ex-Kiki, GH) back in November of last year, that Eddie had been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer, which had later been updated to be Hodgkins Lymphoma and treatable.

Alderson has shared with his followers on social media some of his hospital visits following receiving chemotherapy.

We wish Eddie all the best in the New Year, and look forward to his clean bill of health!  Meanwhile, continue to keep Eddie in your thoughts and prayers.  Comment below!

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Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Sending Eddie continuous prayers and positive energy. I know he will beat this.

Celia
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Celia

Hang in there, Eddie…Love you and God Bless! Happy New Year….this WILL be YOUR year!! My heartfelt prayers…..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was going to say something like this so i second that…OFF TOPIC-hopefully this year i will see a change for the better…fingers crossed…late 2015 thru 2016 have been rough and hopefully in the next few weeks we will turn things around…wishing Eddie the best too-i think he could had played Morgan on GH…

Celia
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Celia

So happy for you, Jimmy….things are looking up a bit? Thank goodness, right?
And, yes, Eddie would have made a great Morgan….but, not paired with his sister…LOL. Take care, my friend.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hopefully things are looking for the better…i do remember on OLTL when Mathew had a crush on Starr..ew!

Celia
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Celia

Lol, Jimmy. Ewwww is right.
I tell you the same thing, my friend…HANG IN THERE!!!!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Hope he gets well and he and his siter are back on the screen soon. I would easily take them back as Matthew and Starr any day especially on GH!!!

Mike Pizzi
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Mike Pizzi

Eddie
Best wishes my friend Prayers being said every day Hope things get better for you Happy New Year

P. McMahon
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P. McMahon

Keep fighting Eddie. I hope you have a rapid and complete recovery from your illness! I’m a longtime OLTL fan.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

Yes Eddie! My prayers are with you… From another long time OLTL fan.

Sandy
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Sandy

Glad you are reaching out to your fans. Your positive attitude and love from your fans will the you a long way together. God bless.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Too young!!

Cancer can go fudge itself.

Here’s to a complete recovery and a cancer free life.

Boop
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Boop

May God heal you !

Debbie Berg
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Debbie Berg

Sending healing thoughts your way

Bonnie Jean Milroy
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Bonnie Jean Milroy

Dear Eddie,
I am so glad to here that your diagnosis Is treatable
And you going to be ok .
When I first found out what happened I was bawling my eyes out
Cause I was say no no no way to young to be happening to you
And I was and still am praying for you and for your family
Your such an amazing person and a phenomenal actor
I watched you grow up on as my Matthew Buchanan for years

May god bless you and the road to a good recovery.

Lori
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Lori

My thoughts and prayers are with you Eddie . Stay strong buddy you got this

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

All my good wishes go out to him an his family. He’s a great actor. Wonderful on OLTL.

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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