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OLTL's Tuc Watkins Talks About Being A Gay Dad to Marie Osmond!

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Courtesy/Marie

One Life to Live cannot come soon enough for those who have waited for its return this Monday, April 29th, and on that date as well, Tuc Watkins (who is the stand out in the first episode of the revival as David Vickers) is the very special guest on Marie Osmond’s Hallmark Channel’s talk show, Marie! (Noon EST/11CST).

In a preview of his segment, TV Guide received the exclusive that has Tuc revealing that he is a gay dad of two children, when he recently welcomed twins via surrogacy, Catchen and Curtis!

Watkins tells Osmond he was certain about three things when he was young:  “I knew I was gay.  I knew one day I was going to be a dad, and I knew Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was going to be the best movie of all-time!”

Watch the clip below from Marie, and let us know if this makes you love Tuc all the more!

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Anthony
Anthony

Always felt Tuc was gay – always thought he was hot – always fantasized about finding a guy like him. Don’t know if this was his official public coming-out moment, but it was nice to hear him state it in such a calm, conversational manner. He looks very content and happy in his own skin – and because of that, he is probably a great dad, too.

Patrick
Patrick

well said: Anthony.

Tuc Watkins –

1. Father Time… so fortunate.
2. Great Actor.
3. HOT. HOT. HOT!!!

it’s timely and benefits everyone…. with candor, mindful, and respectful… i’m OUT.

Share.

I celebrate your happiness.

Kelly
Kelly

Good for him for acknowledging that he’s gay in public! I know a lot of people/fans might be uncomfortable but I’m very proud he’s being true to himself. Bravo!

David
David

I am so happy that Tuc is a Dad, and now, one of the few OUT gays in daytime soaps. Maybe his openess will help other gay and lesbian soap stars feel comfortable enough to come out.

Derek
Derek

I think many more soap actors would but the network won’t let them. They want to save face with the viewers, they think it’ll drive them away as well as advertisers. Great think about Prospect Park is they aren’t on network so I’m sure they support him 100 percent.

Tali
Tali

Love Tuc Watkins!!!

heidi
heidi

He’s great!!! Love Tuc/David Vickers!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

That clip is so cute. I cannot wait to see David and Dorian again. Hurry Monday.

jimh
jimh

Love that Vickerman!

Gloria E
Gloria E

I always knew Tuc was gay (just my inner gaydar) but I am glad he is finally acknowledging..I luv him just the same..

Patrick
Patrick

Ditto.

I cheer.

I’m ecstatic.

it’s all a good thing.

Jennifer Janeiro
Jennifer Janeiro

Love Tuc

ricardo
ricardo

i love tuc watkins. i always knew that tuc was a gay man. im 22 years old and i came out 2 years ago. i had straight relationships before. but i was hiding it. i feel so much better now that im out of the closet. i have a wonderful loving boyfriend. he is 27 years old. tuc you are such a nice guy. you are a funny man and a great actor. wow you are a dad to twins. good for you my friend. i wish you great success on the new one life to live. it will be a huge hit. watch hulu let’s support them. they finally stepped up to bring us one life to live and all my children. i hope abc chokes on it. for cancelling one life to live and all my children. they made a huge huge mistake. abc will never admit it. the chew what a horrible show. never will i watch the chew. erika slezak looks gorgeous. i saw the view on thursday. i love thorsten kaye. but man he needs a haircut. please give him a great storyline on all my children.

Patrick
Patrick

Ricardo –

i’m 50… I embrace your being.

hugs to you and yours… and I love soaps.

Avidreader72
Avidreader72

Good for Tuc! I am sure he is a great dad.

ricardo
ricardo

by the way i failed to mention how good looking tuc watkins was. the man is ageless. he looks so hot hot hot. tuc needs to find a good loving boyfriend. i have a boyfriend who i love very much. if i was single tuc would be my man. i am a very good looking man too. lol.

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

Gay or not Gay Tuc is just great! I love him no matter what!!

Deborah
Deborah

I agree…he is actually my favorite character on OLTL.

Patrick
Patrick

A truly gifted comic and dramatic actor!

blake
blake

that’s great, he is so handsome and has an amazing body! So glad he came out. And who knew he is a single parent raising twins!!!!

Lisa J.
Lisa J.

He has always been one of my favs and I am so happy for him. It will be great to have the Vickers back! Love him!

Gillian
Gillian

Tuc Watkins is fantastic! He steals every scene he is in. From David Buckets to his roles in The Mummy and Desperate Housewives, his performances always rock! Congrats on being a dad, Tuc! Many blessings to you & your family!

Gillian
Gillian

Dang auto correct on my phone! That was supposed to be David Vickers, of course. 😉

Patrick
Patrick

“coming” out –

time to celebrate one’s life.

a warm embrace and god speed.

I acknowledge your being.

Patrick
Patrick

I can’t help but believe… that… should and when… the supreme court… declares that CA’s prop 8 is heralded as unseemly…ill gotten gains… unjustly courted…

that we are ALL declared equal….

that it’s a matter of time that… we look each other in the eye with no misgivings.

i don’t question your validity.

Patrick
Patrick

I haven’t had the chance to watch OLTL…

that being said….

I watched Tuc on Desperate Housewives…

and dang… he’s a fine man… Sexy to Boot.

Christy
Christy

you should catch him on OLTL episodes on youtube. i’m sure you can google his name and oltl and youtube to catch some fun episodes or scenes of his.

Christy
Christy

He is hysterical! I’ve loved watching and laughing at him on OLTL, enjoyed watching him on GH, on Desperate Housewives and when he was The Mummy! I look forward to more Tuc and humor!

kinni
kinni

Not really.

bc
bc

tuc looks like felicity huffman’s husband. The reaction on other message boards to tuc’s orientation is very whatever. It was really obvious that he’s gay. It’s not like he made an effort to hide it w/ a beard and w/ his mannerisms. But his announcement of his orientation could get oltl and himself some press.

bc
bc

Reading all these tolerant comments towards tuc is really reflective of the disparity between hollywood’s treatment and the media’s treatment of gay public figures compared to the treatment towards Asian americans. It’s not really surprising that there are more openly gay actors who are white who get roles on day soaps and night tv shows and films compared to Asian american actors. hollywood is very welcoming towards openly gay actors who are white. They get a lot of press. There’s a push for them from hollywood and entertainment media to get roles as leading men. Openly gay actor matt bomer has film roles and is a lead char who charms a lot of women on his night tv show. Openly gay actors tend to get shielded from criticism from the entertainment press. Openly lesbian and gay actors from glee and openly gay actor from new normal never get asked and criticized abt the racially offensive jokes on their tv shows. There was no backlash from entertainment media for nph’s music video mocking Indian customs and religious beliefs. Openly gay actors are obviously very welcome among hollywood. This coming out interview w/ tuc reflects that sentiment. Yet the very few Asian american public personalities are treated w/ hostility and openly bashed by the media and hollywood. Jeremy Lin is the most popular Asian american athlete. Yet “professional analysts” from sports media and even Houston commentators openly bash his athleticism. They would not denigrate his athletic talents if he was African american and especially if he was white. The sports media loves to call him stupid. A graduate from Harvard is stupid? Sports media bashes Jeremy’s iq and athleticism bec sports media doesn’t want Asian americans like Jeremy Lin to succeed. While hollywood is even worse. This hollywood executive mentioned that he’d cast tom cruise if they made a movie abt Jeremy Lin. That’s stupid and typical of hollywood. Tons of films abt Asian american fictional chars and Asian american people get cast w/ white actors. hollywood and sports media openly bash Asian americans and prefer very little Asian american representation. Yet sports media like espn write articles abt how closeted athletes should announce that they’re gay. Even sports are more welcoming towards gay athletes compared to Asian american athletes! It’s the same thing w/ bullying. Bullying of gays and lesbians is such a hollywood and media issue. Yet Asian american students are the most bullied. More than 51% of Asian american students as reported by huffington post are bullied. This makes Asian american students the most bullied group. Heck Asian american news reporter Ann Curry was openly bullied and humiliated when she told the audience on air that she was fired. nbc would never bully its openly lesbian journalist and tell her to announce on air she was fired bec nbc would be called homophobic. But nbc didn’t mind bullying Ann Curry bec the media and hollywood openly bash Asian americans. How can there be a list film actors who are… Read more »

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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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Judith Light Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

This week on Thursday, Judith Light was honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by many of her beloved friends, longtime business associates who were instrumental in her career, and former or current castmates, and of course, her husband, Robert Desiderio  (Ex-Steve Piermont, OLTL).

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her powerhouse performance as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties was given her star on the legendary walk on Hollywood Blvd for her incredibly successful and enduring career in television, movies and the theatre.

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Speaking to the crowd in honor of Judith’s big day was her Ugly Betty co-star, America Ferrera as well as Transparent creator, Jill Soloway. Broadway producer Daryl Roth, Light’s Transparent co-stars: Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, David Steinberg, and former Ugly Betty co-star Ana Ortiz, were all on-hand.  In addition, Judith’s longtime friend and former on-screen One Life to Live sister, Brynn Thayer (Ex-Jenny Wolek) attended to celebrate this moment with Judith.

In her speech, Light thanked everyone along the way at all the shows and stages she has appeared on and more including: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss? ABC and of course, her current series Transparent, as well as producer Ryan Murphy with whom she first worked with as Marilyn Miglin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a role which earned Judith a Primetime Emmy nomination.  Light will next be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series, The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt.

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Judith expressed to all that helped her have a successful career: “The fact is, if you were not in my life, the dream of this little girl sitting alone in her room in Trenton, N.J., reading plays and acting out Shakespeare passages, would never have come to pass. All of you have made and are continuing to make the powerful difference in my life and the lives of so many others  So, I say to all of you with deep and profound gratitude, thank you.  You remind me of who we all really and truly are. We are each other’s star.”

Watch Judith Light’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony below.  Then let us know, what you think of Judith finally receiving her star via the comment section below.


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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

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