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OLTL's 43rd Anniversary Block Party – Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Yesterday, a fantastic group of fans gathered together out front of One Life to Live’s studio in New York City to celebrate and pay tribute to their favorite daytime drama as OLTL celebrated its 43rd anniversary.

One Life to Live first aired on July 15, 1968 and some 43 years later and amidst the emotional ups and downs for the cast and crew and its long time fans over the last several months, with the network cancellation and then the stunning announcement that the show will eventually move to the Internet, a good time was had by all.

Many familiar faces from Llanview stopped by and took part in the block party including: David Gregory, Gina Tognoni, Ilene Kristen, Kelley Missal, Andrew Trischitta, Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva, Sean Ringgold, Austin Peck, Barret Helms, Shenell Edmonds and head writer, Ron Carlivati!

View our photo gallery of the event with an awesome display of love for Llanview after the jump!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

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a BIG thanks to Ilene Kristen and David Gregory who stopped by on their day off… we surprised Gina (or she surprised us, as she stopped by to pick up some wardrobe)

it was a wonderful day… the cast & crew of OLTL are the BEST… and I’m glad we had the opportunity to share some love with them yesterday! :o)

super special moment (one of many) Kassie DePaiva came outside and someone asked her to sing the OLTL theme song… she started it off and we all joined in…

Bob Woods pointed out to us that yesterday also was Phil Carey’s birthday…

several current and former cast members who were unable to attend sent their best wishes… Cat Hickland, Lea DeLaria, Robin Strasser, Forbes March, Tom Degnan, Brittany Underwood, Timothy D Stickney, BethAnn Bonner… they were all there in spirit!

that weird face is supposed to be a 🙂

Also, here’s a great original song written and performed by Stacey Handler at the OLTL Anniv. Party… with interpretive dancing provided by Fred, who also pulled Ilene Kristen into the fun…. that Fred, he’s some dancer!!!

I wish I could have been there. OLTL is my favorite show!

I noticed Patricia Elliott at about 3:22 on the video. Does that mean she was at the studio that day to be on the show, I hope so!

You know every time a soap gets axed you bring all the characters back you wrote out for what purpose? Maybe they might try figureing out that’s why they get cancelled. Bring on new faces you don’t care about like the Ford Brothers. Then we top it off with 8 years of Trevor St. John not really being Todd. As Eric Braeden says Too many cooks in the kitchen. Sad demise of what used to be an escape for everybody now is like a bad train wreck!

You forgot Bo, Nora, Renee, Todd, ….Robert, Hilary, Pat, Roger and more were there too!

i wfavorite soap of all iloo all the characters and will miss them ill always love one life to live my



Justin Hartley Talks on Wife and Y&R Alum, Sofia Pernas’, Upcoming Role in ‘Tracker’

Coming up, you can catch two Y&R alums for the price of one in the sixth episode of the first season of the new CBS drama, Tracker.

Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, Y&R) stars as Colter Shaw and in the premise of Tracker, Colter grew up in a survivalist family, helps private citizens and law enforcement find missing loved ones. There is also a mystery involving the death of his father at the hands of some government agency, or possibly his older brother, when Colter was 15 that plays into the backstory.

In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Hartley reveals that his real-life wife, Sofia Pernas, who played the role of Marissa Sierras on The Young and the Restless, will be appearing on the show.


Hartley previewed Sofia’s appearance, “Sofia is coming in episode six. She is a blast from the past. Colter had a relationship with her, and they were kind of in the reward business together. And then she sold him down the river. It wasn’t great. And so, they had a schism that happened in their relationship, and she comes back into his life for a certain reason and they’re forced to work together in a way to get to a common goal.”

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While Justin and Sofia are happily married in real-life, from Hartley’s tease, it doesn’t look like their Tracker alter-egos will end up the same way! Justin shared, “By the time you get to episode six, you will see this is outside of Colter’s comfort zone. There is obviously an attraction there, but something that happened that is very sad.”


The episode featuring Sofia entitled “Lexington” will air sometime in March. We will keep you updated as to the specific date when it becomes available. Make sure to watch Tracker Sunday night on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ beginning at 9pm ET.

Looking forward to seeing Justin and Sofia together on-screen on ‘Tracker’? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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‘Blue Mountain State’ Sequel Series Being Shopped, Darin Brooks Expected Back & ‘Reacher’s’ Alan Ritchson

The Bold and the Beautiful favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Darin Brooks (ex-Wyatt) looks to be set to reprise his signature role in the upcoming sequel to the comedy series, Blue Mountain State that is currently being shopped.

According to Deadline, a couple likely destinations for the reboot would be Amazon, where another series star Alan Ritchson headlines the hit show Reacher, and Netflix, where Blue Mountain State found cult status following its initial three seasons on Spike TV. Ritchson is attached to this project.

In the original series premise back in 2010, Blue Mountain State told the tales of three incoming freshman played by Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson and Chris Romano try to adapt to college life while juggling football, girls, classes and of course nonstop hazing.

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Darin Brooks played Alex Moran, the quarterback of the Mountain Goats, while Ritchson played Kevin “Thad” Castle the team captain and co-creator Chris Romano who played Sammy Cacciatore, the school’s mascot, and Alex’s roommate.

Photo: SpikeTV

In 2016, the movie Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, continued the story and was funded by a kickstarter campaign with Brooks, Ritchson and Roman all reprising their roles.

During Darin Brooks recent livestream conversation with the Michael Fairman Channel not only did he address his exit from B&B, but his role on Blue Mountain State. You can check it out below.

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