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OLTL’s Erika Slezak Shares: “I Wish All of You a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Healthy Happy 2021, With Prayers That It Will Be Much Improved Over This Last Year, Which Surely Was One for the Books”

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Erika Slezak (Viki), the six-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved iconic star of One Life to Live, sent out and posted her annual holiday letter to her fans and her fan club updating them on her life during Covid-19 while living in her homes in Vermont and Connecticut.

She related that she had been doing,”what most of the world, have been doing…isolating, staying home, wearing masks, and desperately trying to stay away from other people, which is not always possible.”

Slezak expresses that she feels things are looking up now that three Covid-19 vaccines are on the horizon and that she, for one, “will definitely be fighting to be first in line to get a vaccination.”

 

In November, Erika detailed she had surgery on her left foot after 42 years on TV and in high heels. but is recovering fine.  She also most imporantly notes she has been happy to have her son, daughter, and her husband around her during these challenging times.

Finally, Erika shared her heartfelt message for the upcoming holidays: “I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy happy 2021, with prayers that it will be much improved over this last year, which surely was one for the books.  With love and best wishes to you all.”

Send your well-wishes back to Erika via the comment section.  And if you have not seen our interview with Erika from May of this year on the Michael Fairman Channel, you can also check out out below.

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It is always a great pleasure to hear from the fabulous Erika Slezak. I am so glad to know that she and her family are staying safe and well. I certainly agree with her about wanting to be the first in line to receive a vaccination.

Thank you Michael for sharing her beautiful holiday message.

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Merry Christmas miss you and one live to.live

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Watched you for years on OLTL Miss you and the soap Happy Holidays

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Merry Christmas to youContinue to enjoy your family and be well

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Merry Christmas everyone and yes been a tough year only made worse by politicians and the so called media ! We have had tragedy ourselves this year and never have I needed to have faith that no matter what happens our God is there so I wish everyone to have faith in him he truly loves us all! I needed him this year more then ever and he was there!

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Glad you recovered from your surgery, heels seem to be a sad requirement in our society for some careers. After wearing heels for many years owning a small chain of saĺons, my grandma could not stand flat in bare feet, along with other foot maladies. Loved you in OLTL, and miss you all, happy holidays and a healthy and happy New Year!

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Erika to you and yours…A VERY Happy Holiday and New Year.

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2021: ‘This Is Us’ Leads TV Nominations, ‘The View’ Lands Daytime Talk Show Nod

On Wednesday, NBC and E! announced the nominations for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, and NBC’s This Is Us led the television field with six nominations followed by four each for: Grey’s AnatomyLaw & Order: SVULokiOuter BanksTed Lasso and WandaVision.

Fan voting is now on-going through Wednesday, November 17 at 11:59 pm ET.  To cast your ballot, you can vote on online here or via Twitter.

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The awards presentation is set for Tuesday, December 7 at 9/8c live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California to air on NBC.

In addition, the controversial daytime talk show, The View landed a nomination for the Daytime Talk Show category, and reality-competition series, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars are up against each other in the Competition Show category.

You can check out some of the TV nominations below.  The People’s Choice Awards also hands out trophies to favorite films and music of the year.

Show of 2021

Cobra Kai
Grey’s Anatomy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Loki
Saturday Night Live
The Bachelor
This Is Us
WandaVision

Drama Show of 2021

Outer Banks
9-1-1
Cobra Kai
Grey’s Anatomy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Equalizer
The Walking Dead
This Is Us

Competition Show of 2021

America’s Got Talent
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
The Masked Singer
The Voice

Daytime Talk Show of 2021

Good Morning America
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Red Table Talk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The View
The Wendy Williams Show
TODAY

Male TV Star of 2021

Anthony Mackie, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Chase Stokes, Outer Banks
Dwayne Johnson, Young Rock
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Female TV Star of 2021

Angela Bassett, 9-1-1
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Yara Shahidi, Grown-ish

Drama TV Star of 2021

Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead
Angela Bassett, 9-1-1
Chase Stokes, Outer Banks
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Competition Contestant of 2021

Cody Rigsby, Dancing With the Stars
Gottmik, RuPaul’s Drag Race
JoJo, The Masked Singer
JoJo Siwa, Dancing With the Stars
Katie Thurston, The Bachelorette
Matt James, The Bachelor
Symone, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Wiz Khalifa, The Masked Singer

Make sure to check out all the nominations here.

So, who are you rooting for This is Us? The View? DWTS? None of the above? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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