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OLTL's gay storyline wins Visability Award for "Men of the Year"!

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Scott Evans (Fish), Brett Claywell (Kyle), Nicholas Rodriguez (Nick) and One Life to Live’s head writer, Ron Carlivati, were named “Men of the Year” by AfterElton.com’s Visability Awards!  The foursomes win was a no-brainer for 2009 as their storyline showcase daytime on television how a coming out and gay love story can be effectively portrayed and  sustained.  Here is an excerpt from AfterElton.com on their choice for Llanview’s Men of 2009!

“If you’ve been watching One Life to Live’s remarkable gay love triangle as it’s played out all year on this long-running ABC soap, you know we absolutely made the right choice. Sure, it’s a soap, but it’s also some of the best, most daring writing and acting on television, soap opera or not. Without a doubt, last year’s groundbreaking gay teen storyline on As the World Turns opened the door for this storyline, but One Life to Live has since gone places that that other, notoriously tentative soap never dreamed.

Every day, we’re drawn deeper into the complicated and passionate love that Officer Fish shares with his old college flame Kyle Lewis – to the dismay of Kyle’s politically active ex, Nick Chavez. The show has been both politically pointed, with all the positive characters arguing in favor of same-sex marriage, and passionately sexual, with Kyle and Fish (or “Kish”) getting at least as intimate as every other good-looking character on a daytime drama.

And it when it comes to visibility, it matters to us that three of the four men we’ve named – Evans, Rodriguez, and Carlivati – are openly gay, and that the fourth, Claywell, has been so supportive of the show and its attitudes.”

Congrats from On-Air On-Soaps!

General Hospital

Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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