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One Life to Live wins GLAAD Media Award for Kish storyline!

As many had expected in ceremonies held tonight in New York City, One Life to Live won the GLAAD Media Award in the Daytime Drama Series category besting Guiding Light, As the World Turns and All My Children.  One Life’s head writer, Ron Carlivati and it’s just axed stars, Brett Claywell (Kyle) and Scott Evans (Oliver) were on hand to accept the award.

GLAAD recognizes each year those who give a fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media. How sad that this tremendous portrayal of a same-sex relationship will be off our daytime television screens come April.  And, how ironic is tonight’s bittersweet victory?

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bottomchef
bottomchef

What a joke! glaad has once again proven itself to be all about publicity instead of honoring the right people! OLTL just axed Kish and glaad gives the win to OLTL? If anyone should have won, it should have been GL thanks to Chappell’s acting and bec Chappell created Venice to reunite with Leccia and to give their Otalia fans what they want. glaad once again has proven what they’re about, not honoring the best in Daytime, but garnering publicity.

MissyLady
MissyLady

OLTL deserved to win the award and now the shows EP needs to rehire BOTH actor’s ASAP!

Melissa
Melissa
br
br

Frank gave Kish the axe!

md1347
md1347

OLTL deserved to win but I would have thought someone would have mentioned that they were fired and honored the actors. But I guess a press release was all that was needed… I’m quite disappointed and Brett’s tweet even mentions his confusion.

Lasha
Lasha

I think it is wonderful for Brett and Scott to have won this award – they deserved it. ABC, Frank Valentini and Brian Frons do not after they way they treated Brett and Scott during their firing. When Kish is gone from Llandview, so is this 30 year “mainstream” female fan.

Melissa
Melissa

VICTORY!!!!!!! It’s not over……

Maureen
Maureen

This is typical. ABC and GLAAD has had this kind of relationship since when Eden Riegel first started portraying Bianca on All My Children. Time and again, GLAAD ends up representing the entertainment industry to the community instead of the community to the entertainment industry. Anyone else remember GLAAD helping to explain away ABC’s sudden firing of Brooke Smith after a same sex relationship was started between two female characters? ABC knows how to play the game to get the awards and recognition because they know GLAAD is too scared to ruin their relationships with the networks to do anything that might have some teeth to it.

Margaret
Margaret

That award belongs to Brett and Scott and i’m sure Ron Carlivati knows his story never would have won if it had not been for the brilliant acting of these 2 talented young men who brought Kyle and Oliver to life in such a real and believable way……the chemistry between them was so amazing it made it impossible not to fall in love with them and the love between their characters came across so strongly that their gender was irrelevant……I adore them and
loved their beautiful romantic love story since it started and they will forever be my favourite couple….i will be forever grateful to Brettt and Scott for the joy they gave me in watching their wonderful performances and i will miss them terribly……ABC has made a monumental mistake in ending this story and letting these wonderfu actors go and in such a disrespectful way they deserved better and so did their loyal fans.,,..as a member of that mainstream audience ABC speaks of i am outraged to be blamed for the ending of this story and when kish leaves i will be leaving with them. and wont return until they do…
shame on you ABC………

Irene
Irene

Couldn’t have said it any better . You took the words right out of my mouth. I agree totally!!

sherri
sherri

I’m sorry but the story of Otalia was more compelling. Breese was good in the beginning till ABC writer Pratt assainated Reese’s character and also lied to Eden about giving her a s/l worth love story

I think Gladd should step in before the awards shows and try to help the writers and sponsers of TV shows understand and portray the LGBT community in a better light but they don’t
The fact is they gave the award to them because of the firing and the media surrounding it.
GLADD is a very disappointing award show for the fact is they reconize and honor more GAY characters then they ever do lesbians and if you look back on the awards that where between the Male verses Females the male GAY characters ALWAYS won and this ain’t the first couple to ever be fired because of the same-sex story line
In most EVERY show that has a lesbian character/couple they either have them go back to men or kill them off or just have them disappear from them show completely. There are Gay male couples on TV today but there is only 1 lesbian being portrayed on TV and that is Arizona from Grey’s Anatomy and her girlfriend is BI which means sooner or later they will have Callie go back to men.
Gladd is a disappointment all the way around on how they handle anything

Irene
Irene

I disagree completely. I have been watching GL over 30 years and OLTL since about 20 years approx. I thought the lesbian story with Olivia was one of the worst and most unbelievable storylines I had ever watched. I would fastforward when they came on because I couldn’t bear to watch. After all the men Olivia has been with, it just seemed too ridiculous. There was absolutely NO love between those two. Fish and Kyle are one of the most beautiful couples I have ever seen on a soap (gay or otherwise) . Scott Evans and Brett Claywell are excellent actors—they looked so much in love. I don’t have anything to do with GLAAD but I know a great storyline when I see one. And I don’t care whether they are men or women. They either have chemistry or they don’t. On Grey’s Anatomy Callie and Dr. Hahn had 0 chemistry ( like Otalia ) , but Callie and Arizona are great together. Grey’s kept Callie as a lesbian but gave her a more likeable girlfriend with whom she has good chemistry.

Jardo
Jardo

I hope every time Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati look at that GLAAD award that THEY won, I hope they both choke on it! The two people who WON this award (Scott Evans and Brett Claywell) are no longer part of the show. Ron did some great writing (at least in the beginning …….. as of late, it SUCKS)! But, I’m sure that is intentional.

I highly doubt any other two actors could have brought this storyline to life and done the job that Scott and Brett did with it. They were mezmerizing and “right on” in every single scene they did. What a shame that the show itself receives the GLAAD award and not the actors who bring the storylines to life.

The same will happen with the Emmys. Both Scott and Brett received pre-Emmy nods. However, because of everything that has happened and all the bad publicity for what was otherwise a WONDERFUL storyline with PHENOMINAL actors, these two young men will likely not even get a regular Emmy nod because people will want to avoid the whole situation like the plague. So, if they don’t get an Emmy nod (which both so rightfully deserve and should have), then they obviously can’t win an Emmy award (which they also rightfully deserve and SHOULD have).

These two young men have helped OLTL earn several awards with this storyline. For them to be treated like they have been is a true CRIME on humanity. Now I understand why it was Scott Evans who was given a “Humanitarian” award this past week. He and Brett are BOTH class acts and true gentlemen.

Maybe OLTL and ABC Daytime should receive a “HUMILITY” award for “Stupidest Decision Ever Made by an Executive Producer” of a daytime network soap.

So long OLTL and ABC Disney network! You will no longer be part of my viewing!

Irene
Irene

I agree that Scott and Brett should get the award—not OLTL. The writing may have been good but it is Brett and Scott that made us fall in love with their characters. I would LOVE to see them get nominated and win an Emmy so they would get the last laugh.

christa lyon
christa lyon

i agree that scott and brett should get the award not oltl the writting but brett ans scott were very good characters and i would like to see they both get nominated and win another emmy award again and bring brett claywell as (kyle leiws) and scott evans as (oliver fish) back on screen with their on going raising seirra rose again and we do need to bring them back to the show again and with their on going storyline.

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TODAY: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams Daytime Talk Shows Returning With New Episodes & ‘At Home’ Content

Starting this Monday, April 6th, both the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Wendy Williams Show will resume airing new episodes with original’ ‘at home’ content with the hosts thus resuming production remotely of the popular daytime talk shows during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ellen and Wendy will now both host from their respective homes.

According to the Hollywood Reporter: “New material from Williams will be included in episodes that taped before production stopped on March 12.”

Williams also let her viewers know on the change: “I may not be in my purple chair, and it may not look the same but I’m very excited to get back to my Wendy Watchers.  There’s so much uncertainty in all of our worlds right now and we need each other.”

Guests for Ellen next week will include: Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, David Spade, and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany.  In addition, look for the series resident dancer and DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and executive producer Andy Lassner to be a part of the new content and episodes.

Ellen said of her new ‘at home’ hosting gig with her show:  “Since going into quarantine two weeks ago, I’ve been doing my show at home every day. But only for Portia. Starting Monday, you’ll be able to see it, too, and I can’t wait.”

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WATCH The Replay: ‘As the World Turns’ Reunion With Maura West, Michael Park, Martha Byrne, Don Hastings & Kelley Menighan

Earlier today in a very special You Tube live-stream none other than former cast members from As the World Turns gathered together via Zoom, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share some screen time with each other and walk down memory lane during their time in Oakdale.

As soap fans know, yesterday was the anniversary of ATWT as it first aired back on April 2, 1956 and ran through September 17th, 2010.

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Former publicist for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, Alan Locher, presided and hosted the live-stream and came up with the idea to bringing together this talented group, with the potential for more of these down the road.

Participating were longtime ATWT favorites: Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily), Don Hastings (Ex-Bob). Maura West (Ex-Carly), Michael Park (Ex-Jack) and Kelley Menighen (Ex-Emily). During the one hour plus show, first days, screen-tests. favorite moments and more were bantered about.

Check out the replay here.

Then let us know what you thought of it and seeing everyone chatting together and discussing life on ATWT and more via the comment section.

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