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One Life to Live Wins Big with 11 Soap Opera Spirit Awards

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If you missed last night’s podcast debut of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast presentation of the TV Guide Canada, Soap Opera Spirit Awards, One Life to Live was the big winner coming in with a total of 11 wins including Oustanding Drama Series, Outstanding Head Writer (Ron Carlivati), Oustanding Lead Actor (Trevor St. John) and Outstanding Ensemble.

Co-host of the podcast, DAYS and Venice star, Crystal Chappell walked away with the Outstanding Lead Actress for her performances of Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light, and Outstanding Duo from the same series with her on-screen partner Jessica Leccia (Natalia).  Crystal and her producing and writing team from the web series, Venice were also presented with a special Vanguard Award.  Y&R’s Stacy Haiduk Patty/Emily) and Billy Miller (Billy) were recognized as Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor.

Winners were chosen by Nelson Branco and a panel of TV Guide Canada editors.  Actors and shows were judge for the 2009 Calendar year from their body of work throughout the year, and not a single episode.

For the complete list of winner, click here  You can still here the entire show in our Podcast section of this website, with very special acceptances speeches from Y&R’s Peter Bergman, Michael Muhney and Eden Riegel, and clips of winning performances and much more!

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Richard Burgi Joins the Cast of Y&R as Ashland Locke

Soap veteran, Richard Burgi has nabbed the pivotal role of ruthless and shrewd businessman Ashland Locke on The Young and the Restless. The part is said to be recurring.

According to Deadline who broke the casting news, Burgi will first be seen on the upcoming March 11th episode of the CBS Daytime drama series.

In story, Ashland arrives in Genoa City to oversee a bidding war with Y&R’s high powered Newman and Abbott families and will also expose some secrets during his visit.

Burgi was last seen on daytime on General Hospital as Paul Hornsby from 2014-2016.  He also played Karl Mayer on primetime’s Desperate Housewives, and was seen more recently on ABC’s Grand Hotel.  The actor has also appeared on Another World, Days of our Lives and in numerous TV and movie roles.

So, what do you think of the casting choice of Richard Burgi as Ashland Locke? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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