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OLTL’s Erika Slezak Message To Her Fans During COVID-19: “I Hope Everyone is Well and That We Come Out of This In One Piece”

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The iconic star of One Life to Live and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki)  who will soon be seen in the ABC special, The Story of Soaps, set to air May 18th (8 p. m. EST), just released a very special message to her fans.

Erika posted an update on her, and her family, during the coronavirus pandemic for her legions of fans via her website.

Slezak shared the following:  “ABC and PEOPLE asked me to participate in this project (The Story of Soaps), and did a very long interview – about 2 hours – out of which they will probably use maybe 5 minutes.  I hope you enjoy watching.  Other than that, we are all doing well here in CT, and managing just as best as we can.  We are lucky in that we have a home and food in the cupboard and the fridge and we are staying in.  I haven’t been to a store in 60 days.

Michael does all the errands like grocery shopping etc., and fortunately he is very careful and staying healthy.  The weather has, for the most part, been totally miserable. We have had maybe two or three really nice days, and it’s been cloudy and rainy all the rest of the time, so there is really no reason to go outside anyway. I’ve been doing lots of reading and cleaning the house and clearing out of cupboards, etc, which keeps us busy.  I hope everyone is well and that we come out of this in one piece.”

So, glad to hear from Erika? Will you be watching her in the upcoming special The Story of Soaps? Post your well-wishes to Erika and her family in the comment section below, as they stay hunkered down like most of us are during COVID-19.

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Rodd
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Rodd

Nice to hear from her and know she is doing well.
I look forward to seeing the soap special. Can barely believe they’re doing it. What a wonderful surprise for us soap fans!

minimo
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minimo

I agree !!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

It’s always a joy to hear from Erika Slezak. I am so happy to know that she and her family are well as we live through this global public health emergency. Can’t wait to see her on The Story of Soaps special. Please let her know that I miss her and our beloved One Life to Live every single day. Stay well, stay safe and know that you are loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

I miss OLTL…i know Days fans like Jaime Lynn Bauer and i do too but i thought she looked more the part as Laura Horton(and Susan Flannery-Laura no 2) and wanted her to do a short story arc with Jerry VerDorn as Bill Horton…then Days killed Bill off camera that was just a filler moment and forgettable…happy to hear she and her family are doing well!!!

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

Love hearing that she is doing well during these difficult times. I look forward to seeing her in the Story of Soaps special. She is a daytime treasure.

Lou-Ann Adams
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Lou-Ann Adams

Love seeing this from Erika!! My all time favorite. Look forward to seeing the special..

Michael Clave
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Michael Clave

I love Erika Slezak! she is my favorite soap actress of all time and OLTL is my favorite soap too! had the great honor of meeting Erika at at fan club luncheon in NYC on May 5,2001. watched OLTL from day one July 15,1968 until it was stupidly cancelled on January 13,2012.. literally grew up watching Erika play “Viki” one of my cats is named Vicky! in honor of her.

Janell
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Janell

Great to hear from you Erika! I sure miss One Life to Live especially in times like this. The great storylines gave us something to look forward to!

Steve
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Steve

Praise the (Victoria) Lord! GH’s cast is large enough, but I’d be happy with a two-week story arc with Viki coming to consult Lulu on how to write for a paper. Maybe throw in a scene of someone resembling Niki at karaoke night at The Rib.

Regardless, still looking forward to seeing Erika on the People special.

Tracy
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Tracy

It is especially wonderful hearing from such an iconic talent.I truly admired her work and I have missed seeing her.I wish that the networks would realize there is a huge audience waiting for the wonderful world of soaps such as my favorite-ONE LIFE TO LIVE-to return along with my favorite actress from daytime tv,Erika Slezak

Tina Gaffney
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Tina Gaffney

“Hi , Erika ! I watched your SUPERBLY practice your Craft on “One Life To Live”for many moons and I used to LOVE your iconic , Legendary battles with Robin Strasser( Dorian Lord!) I would LOVE to see you do ANYTHING in TV , Film , or Stage ; I always hope to be able to work with you one day ; Our industry is So Very , Very Blessed- to have seen your EXCEPTIONAL WORK grace the small screen! Continued Blessings To You and Yours- and a quote that reminds me of you-( J.M. Barrie-author of Peter Pan-) ”… Read more »

Janet Cofiell
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Janet Cofiell

Where can you watch the soap special?

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

It will air on TV! Great news!

Charles Black
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Charles Black

Great seeing and hearing you are well. We look forward to seeing the special. Stay safe and blessed.

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

She is so awesome! Became my second mom in CT, as she was concerned to put my jacket on. Glad her and her family are all well, & safe!

Tracy Prochazka
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Tracy Prochazka

So glad to hear from Erika!! Glad to know, they’re doing okay! I’ll will be watching!! Something to look forward to in these rough times!!

minimo
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minimo

I will ABSOLUTELY be watching The Story of Soaps !! Great to see your face, Erika !!

cstolliver
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cstolliver

I would hope that ABC and People are planning to provide lots of online sidebars for their TV special, if they’ve done *that much* reporting.

bonnie delray
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bonnie delray

It was so wonderful to read her message of hope. I still think the world of her and wish I got to enjoy her character each and everyday. I hope her family, as everyone’s, stays healthy in the crisis. Maybe we will all be better for it, having developed more kindness and patience towards others. I’ll be watching and hoping to see and hear more of Erika in the future.

Karen
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Karen

Hi Erika, as I remember you, Vicki. I miss you & everyone else from OLTL still!! I watched from the start, so a long time. It was my ‘mommy down time’ while the kiddies napped! I’ll be watching ‘The Story Of Soaps’, for sure. You & your family be well & healthy!

Glenn
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Glenn

So wonderful to hear from you Erika. I miss you and OLTL immensely. I have been staying in as well and not enjoying the miserable weather very much. Here in CT as well.

Brian A Del Piano
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Brian A Del Piano

Happy Birthday Erika! God Bless and watch over you and your family. I watched with my Mom as a new Vickie came on to OLTL. Been a fan ever since! Thank You for many decades of stories, Dorian! LOL! Watching Erika grow behind the scenes and Vickie grow in front of the scenes was a shear pleasure! Be safe! -Brian.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Presenters, Special Appearances and On-Air Categories

Presenters, special appearances and on-air categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast Friday night on June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBD, and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

The broadcast will feature talent appearing from the Emmy stage in Los Angeles, individual show studios and homes to accept their awards.

Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart and Robin Roberts will make special appearances and pay tribute to legends Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and Larry King.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris) is scoring and performing the song for the touching “In Memoriam” segment.

Presenters scheduled to appear include:
• Al Roker (“Today Show”)
• Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes & Dr. Jennifer Ashton (“GMA3: What You Need to Know)
• Bryton James and Brytni Sarpi (The Young and the Restless)
• Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives)
• Donnell Turner and Cynthia Watros (General Hospital)
• Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show)
• Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home 2.0)
• Gloria Estefan (Red Table Talk: The Estefans)
• Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
• Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson (Days of our Lives)
• Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan (The Bold and the Beautiful )
• Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (Live with Kelly & Ryan)
• Kelly Thiebaud (General Hospital)
• Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight)
• Mario Lopez (Access Hollywood)
• Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless )
• Nate Burleson (CBS Sports and Extra)
• Rachel Lindsay (Extra)
• Sean Kanan (Studio City)
• Tamron Hall (Tamron Hall)

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Categories scheduled to be presented during the CBS broadcast include:
• Outstanding Drama Series
• Outstanding Limited Drama Series
• Outstanding Game Show
• Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
• Outstanding Morning Show
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment News Program
• Outstanding Daytime Special Event
• Outstanding Daytime Non-Fiction
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Younger Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Guest Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Culinary Host
• Outstanding Game Show Host
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
• Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

So what do you think about the presenters for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Sean Carrigan Returns to The Young and the Restless

A ‘stitch’ in time saves nine … isn’t that how the saying goes? Coming up on The Young and the Restless, Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn is returning to Genoa City when actor Sean Carrigan reprises his role … and will he be there to immediately help sort out the issues in ex-wife, Abby’s life (Melissa Ordway)?

According to TV Insider, Carrigan will be back on-screen on the CBS daytime drama series beginning with the Friday, June 25th episode.

“Stitch” left town back in 2017 to move to Iowa to practice medicine and help care for his son Max who was put in a long-term care facility following brain surgery.

Meanwhile in story now, Abby is awaiting the birth of her first child thanks to her surrogate, Mariah and sperm donor, Devon.

But what will happen when Stitch returns to town and learns Abby is married (although Chance is on a mission and away from Genoa City) and expecting her first child via surrogacy?  Might their romance ignite once again? Stay tuned.

So, glad to hear Sean Carrigan is returning to Y&R? How will this story with Abby play out? Comment below.

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Ted King and Naomi Matsuda Join The Bold and the Beautiful

Soap fans are very familiar with the work of Ted King (Ex-General Hospital, The City, Loving, Another World and One Life to Live) as well as Naomi Matsuda (Ex-Tori, Days of our Lives).

Now the talented actors will pair up as they come to The Bold and the Beautiful to play Finn (Tanner Novlan) parents, and they arrive just in time set to be grandparents to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn’s upcoming new addition, their baby.

According to EW.com that broke the casting news, that when Jack (King) and Li (Matsuda) come to town,’viewers will soon learn about Finn’s very dramatic backstory’

Ted and Naomi began taping on June 9th and will first air as follows: King arrives on July 30th, while Naomi’s first B&B airdate will be on August 2nd.

Now the question becomes, just what is Finn’s familial back-story? Stay tuned.

So, happy to know that you will see Ted King and Naomi Matsuda back on your screens again? Comment below.

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