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Opening Night Photos of Michael E. Knight's new play, and contest winner revealed!

Photo Credit: Rick Baumagartner

Photo Credit: Rick Baumagartner

Michael E. Knight (Tad, All My Children) and Robin Riker (Beth, The Bold and the Beautiful) appear in the new play The Cost of the Erection currently running at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, California.   On opening night, several notables came to see the performances including Blank Theatre board members, Virginia Madsen and Vanessa Williams!

The play directed by Daniel Henning and written by Jon Marans is a fabulous four person study of two relationships both personally and professionally.  If you are in the Southern California area and want tickets to the show, you can call the theatre ticket line at 323-661-9827.

Now on to some news that many soapers have asked inquired about.  On-Air On-Soaps ran a contest for the last several weeks for one lucky fan to win a “Meet and Greet” with Michael E. Knight and tickets to The Cost of the Erection.   We have identified the winner!  She is Rebecca Poertner from Missouri! And she and her husband will be making their way to Los Angeles to see the show and to meet Michael in the coming weeks! 

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For those who have asked what the correct answers were to our trivia contest, “So You Think You Know Michael Knight” here are the questions with the correct responses below.

1) How many Daytime Emmys has Michael Knight won?   Three

2) What was the full name of Tad’s doppelganger when Michael returned to AMC in 1992?  Ted Orsini

3) What is the name of Tad’s child with Brooke? James “Jamie” Edward Martin

4) Who did Edna Thornton pay Tad the Cad to date because she was overweight and unhappy?  Dottie Thornton

5) What are the two things in common between Michael E. Knight and David Hasselhoff? They were both married to Catherine Hickland, and the name Michael Knight was the name of David Hasselhoff’s character in Knight Rider.

6) In 2011, what sitcom did Michael appear in?   Hot in Cleveland

7) What famous theatre in New York City did Michael get his acting training at?   Circle in the Square

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8.  In an interview with On-Air On-Soaps at the end of his run at AMC, who was Michael talking about when he said, “She had this kind of fierce loyalty to her children.  I remember doing scenes with her where Tad was weighing being a Martin, and that woman would be there with tears in her eyes. When I found out she was gone there was a part of me that said, “Maybe it is an end of an era.  Maybe it is time for me to walk away from this?”   Mary Fickett

9) What was the correct full birth name of Tad Martin?  Thaddeus James Gardner

10) Was Tad ever an employee of Opal’s Glamorama? Yes, or No?  Yes, he worked at the Glamorama

Thanks to everyone for entering! Congrats to Rebecca who is very excited to meet Michael! She has watched AMC for 40 of its 41 years!

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good for her ,I like hearing she is a 40 year all my children fan.

Rena
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I miss Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin on my beloved All My Children.

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Tad the Cad, keep it moving and going forward. Miss you.

OMG, Venessa Williams looks beautiful. Love Venessa.

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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