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OLTL's Woods & Smith on More Tragedy for Matthew and Clint!

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One Life to Live is about to have us on the edge of our seats yet again! TV Guide has the exclusive news and an exclusive look with series stalwarts, Robert S. Woods (Bo) and Hillary B. Smith (Nora).  Besides talking about Llanview’s favorite duo’s  thoughts on the heartbreaking cancellation of the series, fans learn that on the upcoming May 23rd episode that Matthew played by Eddie Alderson,  is seriously injured in the head in a fight with Nate.  So much so that he has very little brain-activity. Meanwhile, Uncle Clint, the great Jerry verDorn desperately needs a new heart, or he will die!   Daytime Emmy winners, Woods and Smith weigh in on yet more tragedy and turmoil for the Buchanan family.    Here are a few excerpts!

Woods and Smith on Bo and Nora realizing both Matthew and Clint are dying. Hillary: Things get so bad that Bo and Nora actually set aside the murder — their minds just can’t handle that much. Decisions need to be made about Matthew. They’re told he has minimal brain activity just as Clint’s condition is suddenly worse. They’re being jerked around from one tragedy to another. It’s too, too much. Matthew’s getting worse. Clint’s getting worse. All they need now is a tornado to hit Llanview.”  Bob: “And Bo has horrible guilt, feeling responsible for causing Clint’s heart attack. But at the same time, Bo wants him behind bars, paying for what he’s done. Yet here’s Clint barely fighting for his life. It’s pretty complicated stuff.”

Woods and Smith on the story point that when Clint knows he’s terminally ill, that he goes on TV and confesses to killing Eddie Ford and if Bo and Nora think this is their way out for Matthew not to be accused of the crime and to leave well enough alone! Hillary “Oh, Nora goes right there! Of course, she does! Bob: [Laughs] It’s like, “Hey, here’s the solution to our Eddie problem! Wanna go have lunch?
Hillary: [Laughs] “Works for me! I think we’re kinda done here.”

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i love oltl BUT if matthew has to die to save clint’s life i really thinks that part of this s/l sucks – why can’t it be an unknown accident victims heart given to clint – don’t get me wrong i like clint & he and matthew are core characters, so why does a core character have to die?? i wish they had never brought those damn ford brothers to lanview!!!

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Brian Greene

This storyline news hurts me to my very heart & soul!

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Brian Greene

This Interview With Bo-Bo & Hillary Will Put Lumps In My Throat. OMG!

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susan

well the show is ending so i guess everyone has to start tying up their story lines and they have to start somewhere!im assuming matthew will die and clint will be saved by getting his heart once you hear that a character needs an organ transplant you automatically have to start looking to the cast and who is leaving or being written off and then youll find out who is going to die~!!!!!

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Livestream Reunion On Tap

Look who is reconnecting and reuniting for a special online reunion this coming Sunday? Several of the women from Wisteria Lane from the popular ABC primetime soap, Desperate Housewives that ran from 2004-2012.

Taking part in this latest reunion during the Coronavirus pandemic will be: Eva Longoria (Ex-Gabriella), Marcia Cross (Ex-Bree), Brenda Strong (Ex-Mary Alice), Vanessa Williams (Ex-Renee) and Dana Delaney (Ex-Katherine) on Sunday April 12th beginning at 8PMET.

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The actresses are coming together as part of the livestream episodes at Stars in the House, the series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise donations for The Actors Fund COVID-19 efforts.

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You can watch the Desperate Housewives livestream either at the Stars in the House website or via YouTube. 

So, will you be checking out the latest reunion one of your all-time favorite soaps be it primetime or daytime? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir ‘Nothing General About It’ Goes Nationwide Today

Today is the day! After months of fans eagerly awaiting the nationwide release of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) moving and insightful memoir, it’s finally available in book stores and online everywhere.

According to the publisher HarperCollins: The memoir Nothing General About It, looks back to Maurice’s youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.  A shocking, riveting, and utterly candid memoir of love, adversity, and ultimately hope, Nothing General About It offers insights and advice for everyone trying to cope with mental illness, and is a motivational story that offers lessons in perseverance—of the importance of believing in and fighting for yourself through the darkest times.  Nothing General About It includes a 16-page insert featuring approximately 50 photographs.”

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Benard posted on his Instagram on Tuesday the following message to all: “I’m so proud to have done something I would’ve never imagined I could do. The kid who barely graduated from high school, less likely to succeed. I want to thank everybody in the book, My mom and dad my brother General Hospital,Sue black all my friends and of course my wife Paula. To the great team Harper Collins for believing in me and working incredibly hard. There still working incredibly hard during these times. What a ride!!!”

So will you be checking out Nothing General About It and showing your love and support for Maurice? Comment below.

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Popstar! TV! Serves Up A Twist For Daytime Emmy Digital Drama Series Competition With ‘Evil Touch’ & ‘Death Squad’

This year the 47th annual Daytime Emmys competition features a crowded and mostly dramatic field of contenders in the burgeoning Outstanding Digital Drama Series category.  Over the years, this category has featured digital series that feature notable stars past or present from your favorite daytime dramas over the years from The Bay to After Forever.

Now comes two offerings and contenders from Associated Television International that are certainly not the usual suspects one would come to expect when voting for the different series in the running … for they have a significant horror-genre, superhero, or even one might say CW-type series bent to them. Both series have made it through into the Daytime Emmy blue ribbon round of voting.

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Both Evil Touch and Death Squad are the series that are competing in the Outstanding Digital Drama Series and Outstanding Directing Team for a Digital Drama Series categories.  The shows both are seen exclusively on Popstar! TV – the only independent digital network producing original dramas.

But wait! When delving into the cast of Evil Touch we found some familiar faces to daytime!  Featured in it are: Daniel Covin (Ex-Hunter – Prospect Park’s All My Children reboot), Alicia Leigh Willis (Ex- Courtney, General Hospital, and Erik Fellows (Ex- Days and currently Damian in The Bay ).

Evil Touch is a horror -genre fish-out-of-water story with a demonic possession angle. It begins with a group of students from a small American college on a religious studies tour with their professor when they become stranded in the middle of nowhere. Seeking help in the village, they soon discover that there is something very strange and menacing about this place and its inhabitants. Before they know it, they find themselves captives and they learn that the villagers aren’t the only threat.

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As for Death Squad that is in-line with some of the recent popular zombie series  ( i.e. Walking Dead) that have become so popular these days.  In it, members of a team of private contractors, all former soldiers who served together in Iraq are hired by a shadowy businessman to go into a former Soviet bio-weapons lab that has been re-purposed for advanced research and development. The team has few details when they enter the facility and begin searching for the lead scientist. Viewers quickly learn that something went very wrong in the lab, and as it turns out, it’s biggest threat is that most of the lab workers have been turned into the living dead.

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Clearly, these two shows are vastly different from the love stories, familial dramas and relationship-driven types of fare that often compete in the digital drama categories at the Daytime Emmys.  Since they both have made into the blue-ribbon round; is it further proof that daytime and digital television is getting on-board with the horror genre, too?

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So, will there be a spot for some seat-jumping, horror-filled, adventure type of series when the nominations are revealed for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys?  (As fans know, the Daytime Emmys originally scheduled for June have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NATAS has said that is currently exploring options for this year as how to and when they might present the awards.  As for when the nominations will be announced, we will bring you the updated information once it has become available as judging is currently underway.)

Now below, check out episode 3 of Evil Touch and Death Squad and then let us know via the comment section below what you thought of them.

 

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