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One Life to Live Icon Erika Slezak To Appear In Upcoming Episode Of CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’

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For all of us who have missed Erika Slezak following her enduring run on One Life to Live as Viki, over the last year, Slezak has been back in action and on our screens again appearing in primetime episodics and feature films.

Now comes word that Erika just completed filming an episode of the hit CBS drama Blue Bloods starring Tom Selleck.

According to her website, ErikaSlezak.com, the actress will appear on the upcoming Friday. May 3rd episode.

On the experience of working on Blue Bloods, Slezak released this statement: “I worked with Len Cariou, who plays retired NYC Commissioner Henry Reagan on the series and Tana Sirois, a wonderful young actress and a dream to work with. Tana plays my granddaughter (not a regular series character). It was a long but wonderful day and the entire crew, director, John Behring, and the writer, Daniel Truly, were all so terrific and easy and helpful. Just the nicest crew, made me feel so welcome and happy. It was as if I had been back with our lovely people at OLTL, the best ever.”

A touching post from Slezak, who gives a shout-out to all her former colleagues at One Life to Live.

Blue Bloods airs Friday nights at 10PMET/PT.

So, will you be watching for Erika’s upcoming TV role? Let us know via the comment section below.

 

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Rodd
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Rodd

Yes, just because she’ll be on.

JLH
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JLH

I’m totally tuning in for this. Erika is awesome!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I can’t miss the opportunity to see the marvelous Erika Slezak again. Just marked my calendar and I’ll be watching. How I want our beloved One Life to Live back on the air.

Lori Casales (Guest
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Lori Casales (Guest

Me too Llanviewer717, me too! Best soap ever.

boes
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boes

I love this woman. Class act, all the way, all the time.

LIla
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LIla

Yes , I will, I love the OLTL cast , especially Erika Slezak!

Michael
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Michael

It’s great that’s she getting more work.

Stephen
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Stephen

I’m thrilled that Erika will be guest starring on Blue Bloods! While it’s too bad the current daytime shows haven’t found a way to bring Erika into our homes on a more regular basis, it’s awesome to see her getting some roles on prime time and film!

LinesofLove
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LinesofLove

What a gracious lady! So happy that she is now working on diverse projects, here’s to Ms. Slezak’s continued resurgence!

Debra Jo Portz
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Debra Jo Portz

Yes I will watch….

Debra Jo Portz
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Debra Jo Portz

I will watch miss all the actors from o.l.t.l.

Debra Jo Portz
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Debra Jo Portz

Yeap will watch

Liz
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Liz

CAN’T wait to see her… Loved her on OLTL…

]terry Souder
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]terry Souder

Yes love Blue Bloods and Erica

Mary
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Mary

I hope both the script and story do justice to the wonderful Erika Slezak.

Nancy
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Nancy

Cant wait to see erika miss her so much she was the best we need our show back

Fran
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Fran

yes , I will watch will probably have to record it will be at work still .

Sherri Grant Murdock
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Sherri Grant Murdock

I wish that AMC and OLTL were back on come back where it left off

su000
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su000

hi Sherri..
the actors of those soaps are probably dead, failing, or simply retired..
And without the original actors, those two soaps would be meaningless/unrecognizable.

carl roberts
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carl roberts

only ONE PERSON FRON OLTL PASSED AWAY. everyone ELSE IS DOING WELL AND MOST ARE STILL ACTING.IT WILL BE NICE SEEING YOU AGAIN ERICA. MY WIFE AND I WATCHED OLTOL FOR YEARS. BEST OF LUCK .WE WILL BE WATCHING.

Celia
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Celia

I never miss an episode of BLUE BLOODS —-Ms Slezak’s presence will be an added bonus. So good to finally see her ‘about’!!

Greta Sher
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Greta Sher

Blue Bloods is not a show I watch; however with Erika Slezak as a guest star, I most definitely will!

Pattt
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Pattt

I love watching Erika and hope she will become a regular on the show or at the very least a recurring character perhaps a live interest for Henry.

Cindy
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Cindy

Erika was great she should be on all the time.She would make a great live interest for Henry. Awesome show last night

Joanie
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Joanie

Being a fan of OLTL many years ago, I was surprised to see Erika in a role on Blue Bloods. She was fantastic in her role and it only took a few minutes to recognize her. (Haven’t been able to watch daytime soaps for 20+ years) Great chemistry with Henry, so I do hope she gets to return in more episodes!

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Anne Heche Memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ to Be Released Posthumously

Following the tragic death of Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), now comes word that the follow-up to her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy will be released in January of 2023 posthumously.

Independent publisher, Start, shared an excerpt of the upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, this week with the AP and Publisher’s Weekly.  The book’s publisher, Jarred Weisfeld, signed a deal with Heche back in May, and shared that she had turned it into a manuscript shortly before she died.

In a statement, Weisfield shared, “Anne was an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This book deserves to be read by all of her fans. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share her message with the world. While we are very sad that Anne isn’t here to see the book be published we know it’s what she would have wanted.”

During her podcast “Better Together” with co-host Heather Duffy, Heche had mentioned she was writing a sequel to her original memoir, and that ‘some of the truths’ about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres would be revealed.

Ellen and Anne’s relationship in Hollywood in the late 90’s, ultimately led to her being blacklisted in Hollywood due to the twosome being one of the first openly gay couples in Tinseltown.  In an excerpt from Call Me Anne, Heche shares, “I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before I dated Ellen.”

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In a epilogue to the book, Heather Duffy expressed that Anne’s, “wish was that this book could help others get to the other side of pain and learn about her philosophy, which allowed her to remain in a life where she woke up each day looking for opportunities to find joy and spread kindness. So, in some ways, knowing her the way I do and knowing that spreading her message of kindness is what mattered to her most, she would be content that the last thing she worked on was this book.”

Anne passed away on August 14th at the age of 53, after being taken off life-support from injuries sustained from her fiery car crash into a home that eventually took her life.

What do you think about Anne’s second memoir coming in 2023? Will you be intrigued to see what she had to share? Let us know in the comment section. 

In case you missed it, Heche discusses with Michael Fairman in a virtual interview two years ago, about her time with DeGeneres and how it impacted her getting work in Hollywood and more.  You can watch it below.

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PRIMETIME EMMYS: Soap Alums Murray Bartlett and Amanda Seyfried Take Home Acting Honors

The 74th annual Primetime Emmys were handed out Monday night during a three-hour telecast on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In a major moment during the ceremony, Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy ever for her role in Abbott Elementary in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Ralph became only the second black actress to win in the supporting actress category in 35 years – the first being none other than Days of our Lives’ Jackée Harry (Paulina) who won for her performance in 1987 for 227.

After Sheryl sang when she hit the stage to accept the award, she clarified what she was singing about adding: “I’ve been singing that song for years because I think of myself as an artist as a woman, especially as a woman of color … I’m an endangered species. I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist, and I know where my voice belongs. And there’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life, find your voice and put it where it belongs.”

In an historic Emmy-win, The Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae became the first actor in a non-English series to win iLead Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Netflix’s South Korean smash hit.

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Other Emmy highlights included a moving and emotional speech from Lizzo after Amazon’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the Emmy for Best Competition Program.

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Lizzo shared: “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.  If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but Bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’”

In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

Now, let us know, who you were most excited seeing take home the gold statuette during the 74th Primetime Emmys via the comment section. But first check out, Murray, Amanda, Sheryl Lee and Lizzo’s winning moments below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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