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OLTL's John-Paul Lavoisier named Power Performance of the Week!

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Over the past few weeks, One Life to Live fans have been watching the story unfold and masterfully written as Rex Balsom is faced with a horrific decision.. to give his father, Clint Buchanan, the man he hates the most in this world, the heart of his beloved Gigi Morasco, who lies brain-dead in the hospital, thanks to the skullduggery of Jack Manning.  As Rex struggled with the decision and yet was defiant at the same time that he would not allow Clint to have his much-needed heart transplant, he came to realize that he had no money and no power to fight the Mannings, once Todd got Jack off the hook for Gigi’s death.  So he had to come up with a plan.

Fans have watched as John-Paul Lavoisier gave great performance after great performance, and truly the finest moments of his soap opera acting career.  He made all of us at home, just want to reach out to Rex and give him a hug! JP’s Rex valiantly tries to hold it together for his son, Shane, while at the time crumbling with the unfathomable loss of the woman he was about to marry.

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But it was on yesterday’s episode that he made us all grab for the hankies as we witnessed the sad ending of the long-storied romance of Rex and Gigi.  JP Lavoisier was magnificent as he had to say goodbye to the woman he loves as it was time for her to be taken into surgery to remove her heart and give it to Clint.  For this, On-Air On-Soaps has named John-Paul Lavoisier this week’s Power Performance of the Week. And we also applaud everyone else in this storyline – namely, Austin Williams as Shane for his heartbreaking final scenes with his mother, and Farah Fath as Gigi for the beautiful moments where she dances with Rex as closure for the duo.  And we would be remiss without mentioning the fantastic Jerry verDorn, who has made Clint through all of his heinous acts someone we don’t want to see kick the bucket, either!

Kudos to OLTL for soap opera at its best,  and to you,  Mr. Lavoisier!  Watch the heart-tugging moments and this week’s Power Performance here!

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Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

John-Paul, Austin, and Farah were perfection in yesterday’s episode. The acting from all three was so subtle, yet so powerful. I have loved John-Paul’s performances ever since I started watching OLTL. But his performance the day before with Jerry ver Dorn and then again yesterday with Austin, Farah, and Robert S. Woods showed everyone what he is capable of as an actor.

Rob
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Rob

I havent been a viewer for all that long, but after yesterdays show it blows my mind why this soap is getting the axe. Soap opera at its finest with an emmy worthy performance from JP!!

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todd

I have always been a John Paul Lavoisier fan. I enjoy his quirkiness and comedic timing. He has a similar acting style to Scott Clifton. OLTL should have made them brothers….it would have made perfect sense. Anyway, JPL completely impressed me during this entire bullying arc. He has turned into the sole sympathetic hero of the show. I was in tears and felt Rex’s pain. JPL deserves some credit for these poerful performances. He should have a great reel for next years Emmys….if there is such a thing.

Torrey
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Torrey

I cried watching those scenes. Everyone involved did a spectacular job. I am still so torn that Gigi and Rex never got to tie the knot, after watching them for all these years and rooting for them through all their ups and downs… Nevertheless, Austin, Farah & JPL all gave us Daytime Perfection!! Think I’m gonna go cry some more….

Doe
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Doe

I also watched that peformance by JP, and I will tell you those scenes by GIGI’s bedside were so touching and he did a great sensitive round of acting. This was JP growing as an actor unlike anything he has done. For sure, I was choked up. Also with the backstory scenes with GiGI and the ring and especially,when they did the wedding vows. The writing of that episode was masterful. Bravo to one an all and JP and Farah and Austin. I can’t wait to see the Mannings get theirs.Go for it, Rex…..

Debs
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Debs

It breaks my heart that Gigi was killed off. I love OLTL but they are breaking my heart severely. It seems that the bad guys are getting so much more mileage and that sucks. Jack needs to be run over by hit and run driver starring ME as the guest driver. I’d volunteer to perform the act for free. Ar first I was upset when “Original” Todd was returning because I really loved Todd 2. Now since he is 1000% in support of Jack, I don’t care if he turns out to be a fake or not. I MISS GIGI!

david
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david

Great performances by all. So sad and heartbreaking to see Gigi go.

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Peter Bergman Signs 5-Year Deal with The Young and the Restless

Some of the hottest news on Daytime Emmy night was the reveal that 23-time Daytime Emmy nominee, and 3-time Emmy-winner, Peter Bergman is staying put at The Young and the Restless for quite some time to come, in fact, at least five more years.

Bergman, who plays Genoa City staple, Jack Abbott, has inked a new five-year deal to stay with the CBS daytime drama series, which is a significant contract in the world of soaps.  The usual contact for actors is somewhere between one and four years, with thirteen-week or twenty-six-week cycle, if the show were to not pick up an actors option.

While Y&R has been renewed thus far through the 2024 TV season, it would seem this move to ensure Bergman is sticking around as the show moves past its 50th year on the air, is a vote of confidence by Sony Pictures Television and CBS that the top-rated daytime drama will live on.

Deadline first reported the contract news.  Peter joined Y&R back in 1989, after first successful soap foray on All My Children as Dr, Cliff Warner.

So, what do you think about Peter signing on for five more years at Y&R? Comment below.

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