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Original ‘Dynasty’ Star, Bo Hopkins, Dead at 80

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Another celebrity death in the news this Memorial Day weekend. Original ABC Dynasty cast member, Bo Hopkins (Ex-Matthew Blaisdel), has passed away at 80-years-old.

The news came from Hopkins wife of 33-years, Sian, who shared his death for the first time with The Hollywood Reporter.

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From the report, Hopkins actually passed away three weeks ago on May 9th after suffering a heart attack at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.

On Dynasty, Bo Hopkins, Linda Evans (Krystle) and Pamela Bellwood (Claudia) had one of the long-running stories, since Krystle and Matthew begun an affair after Claudia had a mental breakdown. Blake would always see Matthew as his adversary.  Hopkins played the recurring role from 1981-1987.

In addition, Hopkins had a long and accomplished motion picture and television career with notable highlights including his roles in the films: American Graffiti, The Wild Bunch, Midnight Express and White Lightning, and on television on: The Rockford Files, Barnaby JonesCharlie’s AngelsFantasy IslandThe A-TeamScarecrow and Mrs. King, and Murder, She Wrote and more.

Bo’s final film appearance would be in 2020’s in Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, who he worked with decades ago on American Graffiti.

Hopkins is survived by his children, Matthew and Jane.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Bo Hopkins and his family in the comment section. But first, watch Bo in ‘Dynasty’ as Matthew returns and takes the Carringtons hostage.

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RIP to Bo Hopkins!

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What can I say? I’m always sad when a classic soap star passes. Mr. Hopkins was no Brando (though he seemed to try and channel his style), but he was memorable in AMERICAN GRAFFITI (one of my faves) and was part of DYNASTY’S original cast. I often wondered what those two fantastic women, Krystle and Claudia, found so intriguing about Matthew Blaisdell but that’s just me. I love that show so much; I still remember sitting at my work desk on Wednesdays in the mid 80s looking forward to that night’s episode. I don’t do that for any show anymore,… Read more »

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I loved him on Dynasty and remember him from his other roles too. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners Interviews: Reactions and Heartfelt Moments

Last Friday night at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Michael Fairman was in the Winner’s Walk and had the opportunity to get real time reactions and thoughts as the night’s big winners chatted for a few minutes following their Emmy victories.  All of the winners, as well as the red carpet interviews will be posted all through this week on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Talking with Michael, immediately following taking home the gold, were General Hospital winners including: Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series winner, Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault), Outstanding Drama Series winner (Executive Producer, Frank Valentini) and Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series winners, Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier.

Sharing in her historic Emmy-winning moment was The Young and the Restless’ Outstanding Lead Actress winner Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), as well as Outstanding Lead Actor winner The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric Forrester).

Days of our Lives head scribe, Ron Carlivati and writer, Ryan Quan also talked with Fairman on their win for the Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as did talk show host, Tamron Hall, who took home gold for the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

While Kelly Clarkson was not present to pick up her awards, her series executive producers, Alex Duda and Kareen Gunning spoke on winning Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, while the cast and producers of The Price is Right stopped by to celebrate the game shows 50th anniversary milestone.

You can check out several of our 49th Annual Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.

Let us know what were your some of your favorite moments from our Emmy victory chats via the comment section.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter Two Trailer Unveiled

On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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