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OLTL, AMC and GL Favorites At 10th Annual Stars and Strikes – Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

This past Sunday on October 13th, One Life to Live’s Jerry verDorn (Clint), and Guiding Light and Venice favorite Liz Keifer (Ex-Blake) once again hosted their annual Daytime Stars and Strikes event for the tenth time!  The staple event benefitting the American Cancer Society was held again at the Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square New York City!

And boy, did it bring out the stars from the east coast from the missing in action One Life to Live, All My Children, and the beloved Guiding Light and more …  all for a good cause.

Many friends of verDorn’s, cast members past and present, participated in the bowling event and took to the lanes including: OLTL’s  Robert S. Woods, Kelly Missal, Ron Raines, Barbara Garrick, Ryan Cooper, Patrick J. Gibbons, Tom Degnan, Terri Conn and Austin Peck,  Lenny Platt, Ilene Kristen, Gina Tognoni, Thom Christopher, Timothy J. Stickney, Sean Ringgold, Austin Williams and Tonja Walker. Plus,  AMC’s  Daniel Covin,  Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, Michael O’Leary, Elvera Roussell, Denice Pence, Robert Newman, Orlagh Cassidy, Michelle Ray Smith, and former GL writer Jill Lorie Hurst.  In addition, former Y&R star David Tom, Tainted Dreams, AMC and former OLTL star, Michael Lowry, and many more showed up to lend their support!  For info on the event and the charity, go to the Stars and Strikes website here!

Now after the jump, check out the photo gallery with our special captions of some of the images featuring many of your favorites at the 10th Annual Stars and Strikes event!  So good to see so many wonderful faces from Llanview and Springfield!  So, who are you missing the most from your television or computer screens after reviewing the pics? Let us know!

To view the gallery you can either view as a slideshow, or to go to the next group of images hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the right of the + sign

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Photo Credit : Sue Coflin/Max Photos
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I LOVE these pics! Thanks for sharing these, MF!

Miss all these people!

Great photos. It’s terrific to see everyone. Thanks so much for sharing.

thank you for these awesome pics!

I was there! It was great!! In the pic of Daniel Covin and Ryan Cooper, if you look at Daniel’s left hand he has on a black bracelet, i gave that to him!!

I love seeing the Guiding Light cast. They look so great and look like they are doing very well.

Awesome EVENT!!! Anyone in the NYC Metro area who loves OLTL or GL, you really missed out. Been there 3 of the last 4 years. So much fun. Where else can you meet 25+ Soap stars for such a low admission….and going to a great cause. Met Robert S Woods, Tonja Walker and Austin Peck for the first time.

I guess the person I miss seeing on a Soap the most I a tie….Gina Tognoni and Terri Conn. They are both so sincere and so cool (in their own ways).

Need to send a special thanks as well to Robin Strasser for (although not being there) making so many generous donations to the event.

Hope to see more of you in 2014!

PS: Should have linked ATWT with Conn, Peck and Degnan there, bigger turnout than AMC

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Kelly Ripa Shares on Husband Mark Consuelos: “My Funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 Years of Love With This Guy”

Ah, we remember them when, right? Hard to believe that 29 years have passed since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot when they were mere young adults on All My Children on May 1st, 1996 and portraying Hayley and Mateo, respectively.

But, look at them now! Kelly and Mark are happily married with three children and co-hosting the top-rated syndicated morning talk show!

On Valentine’s Day, Mark took to his Instagram and Kelly took to hers, posting pics and snaps of their love for one another. Consuelos shared: “My forever Valentine…You make smile♥️♥️” to which Ripa replied “Ten Hearts.”

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Kelly posted a plethora of great shots of the duo through the years, captioning it all with “My funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 years of ♥️ with this guy 😍”

The photo album included: Kelly and Mark in matching blue and white outfits standing in front of a red sign that spells out the word “love.” In addition, Ripa chose some moments from their red-carpet appearances and some of their favorite vacations.

Photo: Live with Kelly/Mark IG

Meanwhile, the Live with Kelly and Mark social media account featured a shot of the couple wearing matching t-shirts that said, “Find someone that loves you as much as Mark loves Mark 😂 Happy Valentine’s Day!”

So, what do you think? Are Kelly and Mark the best example of a Valentine’s Day couple we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comment section and Happy Valentine’s Day from Michael Fairman TV!


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Grammy Winner Jody Watley Recalls Dancing On ‘Soul Train’ with All My Children’s Darnell Williams: “Like Every Other Soap Fan I Loved His Legendary Character ‘Jesse'”

Look who’s paying an homage to one of the all time daytime greats, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse, All My Children), none other than recording artist and Grammy-winner, Jody Watley.

While in promotion of her new single, Everlasting, Watley has been sharing photos and memories of moments from her career that are everlasting.

Taking to her Instagram, Watley shared a photo of herself with a young Darnell Williams, where we learned not only is she a huge fan of the iconic Jesse from Pine Valley, but she danced with Darnell when they both appeared on Soul Train! Darnell was regular on the show from 1974-1975.  Watley began her professional career on Soul Train, then became part of the musical group, Shalamar, before beginning her own solo career which has now spanned decades.

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Watley expressed on Willi: “EVERLASTING Indeed! 😁😁✨ “Always believe in you..” #flashbackfriday #70s 😘 this photo was shared with me from a ST fan page on FB .. I’d never seen it before 😯😍 – two teens with big dreams — Darnell Williams such a nice guy and so handsome we danced together a few times – a snapshot – … later like every other soap fan I loved his legendary character “Jesse” back in the golden era of daytime TV “All My Children” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ terrific actor— and I was in awe like “I knew him on ST” 😁 – before coming into my own trajectory as an artist.”

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Darnell Williams appeared on All My Children during several stints from 1991 to 1998, then again from 2008-2011, before reprising the role in 2013 in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.

Watley’s biggest hits include Real Love, Looking for a New Love, Everything, Some Kind of Lover and more.

So, what do you think of the Darnell and Jody connection, and her remembrances of his time as Jesse on AMC? share your thoughts in the comment section, and also check out the radio edit version of Jody’s new single below.


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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Most-Watched Week of Syndicated Talk Shows in 2 Years; Delivers Strongest Week in Nearly 3 Years

In another case of soap alums doing great things, come news that former All My Children stars and real-life marrieds Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are having a great ride together as on-screen co-hosts of the syndicated morning series, Live with Kelly and Mark.

New numbers were just released by ABC that share that during the week of January 15-19 2024: Live with Kelly and Mark hit series highs in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). Interestingly enough, former GH star, Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake) appeared on the show that week performing with friend and musician, Richard Marx.)

But there is more good news: Live with Kelly and Mark delivered the franchise’s strongest week in nearly 3 years in both Households and Total Viewers, as well as double-digit week-to-week increases in key demos over the last three weeks.

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With 2.673 million Total Viewers, ‘Live’ delivered the most-watched week of any syndicated talk show in 2 years ( since Dr. Phil second week of January in 2022).

In even more solid gains for this ratings report: the talker stood as the week’s top  daytime talk show in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). ‘Live’ also ranked as the No. 1 entertainment talk show of the week across all key Nielsen measures, topping all daytime and late-night entertainment talk shows.

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Overall the Live with Kelly and Mark is up 4%  from the the previous year averaging roughly 2.4M viewers across all of its episodes. ‘Live’ also stands as the season’s No. 1 entertainment talk show across all key Nielsen measures.

Consuleos arrived officially on the season on April 17th 2022 taking over for the departing Ryan Seacrest to co-host the show with Ripa. While many voiced concerns that the on-screen and off-screen coupling might make for lower ratings if they were not entertaining, just the opposite has happened, the series seems in a very healthy place; given the constant downturn in linear ratings and viewership in daytime TV.

Are you enjoying Kelly and Mark as co-hosts compared to Kelly’s other co-hosts through the years? Comment below.

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