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Paul Walker Dies In Fiery Car Crash!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

This evening there has been a developing story that at its core in heartbreaking!   Paul Walker, most known for his roles in The Fast and the The Furious motion picture franchise, died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California!

According to TMZ: “The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.”

Paul’s rep released a statement about his death relating: “Paul was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.” Witnesses on the scene said the car was Paul’s … but also said he was in the passenger seat.  The rep added that Paul was “attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.”

On Walker’s official Facebook Page: there was this statement;  “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences.”

As to Walker’s soap opera connection, early in his career he appeared on The Young and the Restless!  Paul portrayed the role of  Brandon Collins back in the early 90’s on the CBS soap opera.  The character of Brandon even dated Victoria Newman (Heather Tom)!  Watch a scene from Y&R featuring Walker after the jump!  Then, share your thoughts on this tragedy and his passing.

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

So devastating. A truly sad loss. Biggest condolences to his family and his daughter. May he rest in peace.

aria
aria

this is so sad, RIP Paul, you will truly be missed.

Steven
Steven

I can’t believe it! Paul Walker was only 40-years-old (so young)!

paula m.
paula m.

Very sad. A talented actor. Life can be taken in the blink of an eye.!!

Lew S
Lew S

So true and so very sad. RIP Mr. Walker.

robert
robert

Very sad. He will not be forgotten.

rachie
rachie

paul was one of my favorites his family is in our prayers. Its a shame we lost another wonderful person at a young age.

JLH
JLH

This is so sad. Everything I’ve read about him indicates he was as beautiful inside as he was out. I came across one of his movies at Walmart yesterday and ended up putting it back at the last minute. I went back this morning for it; it suddenly became must-have for me.

Lynn Foster Hileman
Lynn Foster Hileman

So very sad to here of anyone so very young to have lost their life! Such a tragic way to go! May his daughter & family have some comfort in knowing just how much he was loved by his fans & followers! May God send them strength & courage during these very difficult days! Rest in Paradise Paul Walker 1973-2013 sleep well & fly & dance with the angels!

Sandra
Sandra

So very sad to here of the lost of a good man and his friend it hard to say how just a very good actor lost of a young life he be well missed may god hold him close and as he does that may he wipe away the tears that will be shared by everyone that knew him and that his Daughter and family feel his kiss on there cheek and the warmed breeze as he walk beside you all R.I.P Paul Walker you have touched our hearts xxx

Johnny
Johnny

I still find it strange that TMZ and other sources were reporting this death before it even happened. I wish people would question the mainstream media instead of blindly accepting every story they are force fed. Whatever the truth is…it is a sad siuation all around…especially for walker’s teenage daughter.

RLeternal
RLeternal

R.I.P Paul. May his daughter have the strength and courage to bear the tragic, sudden, and untimely loss of her dear dad. Gone way too soon. Guess, D does not distinguish and waits for no one: young or old; rich or poor; famous or unknown; successful or struggling….

JustSaying
JustSaying

What’s so strange is that I just saw his movie TFTF1 for the first time on the same day that he died. Can’t believe the timing.

To the Walker family,
With sincere condolences RIP Paul.

chels
chels

RIP Paul Walker, another Angel in Heaven.

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Drew Barrymore Daytime Talk Show Pilot In The Works

This fall, new talkers from Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the daytime television landscape, and now comes word that Drew Barrymore may enter the space with a new talk show for her that is in development with the pilot being shot this coming week.

According to Variety, details of the proposed one-hour show are not all clear, but Drew is said to be one of the executive producers of the pilot episode and yet there is no showrunner attached to the project at this time.  Barrymore’s company, Flower Films is likely attached as well.

Back in 2016, Barrymore had a deal in place with Warner Brothers Telepictures for a talk show, but that never came to pass, in part to a lukewarm response from TV station groups at that time.

However now the new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have ‘high hopes’ for the show and they feel that Drew will appeal and do well in the daytime arena.

Barrymore recently appeared in her third season of  Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet in its 30 episode season. Through her Flower Films she was been an executive producer on unscripted series including TLC’s Rattled and VH1’s Tough Love.

So, would you be interested. or intrigued to see what kind of show Drew Barrymore has to offer in daytime? Think she would be a good host? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Ratings Winner With Phoebe is Beth Reveal

Great news for The Bold and the Beautiful and their long-awaited payoff: that the little girl being raised by Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as “Phoebe” is really Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter, Beth, who they believed had died in the long and twisty baby switch storyline.

B&B was the highest rated daytime television show in the key 25-54 womens demo and the first time in the 32-year-old history of the CBS sudser that it has been atop of that demo. That is not only among the network soaps but all series genres in daytime for the week of August 5-9 –  quite the feat.

During the ratings week, Liam figured out that Phoebe was Beth, and eventually after Thomas’ (Matt Atkinson) manipulations told Hope the truth.

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All this goes to show that as frustrated as viewers get wanting the truth to come out in a story they follow; when it finally does, they are along for the ride. Something B&B executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell does exceptionally well with big umbrella storylines that hold major ramifications for many on the canvas.

Congrats to Brad and the B&B team!

So, what do you think of BOLD’s performance in the ratings for the big week in story? Comment below

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Kelly Monaco Addresses Billy Miller’s Departure From GH

In a post via her twitter account, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) shared her heartbreak on her longtime scene partner, Billy Miller’s (Drew) exit from the ABC daytime drama series.  This was the first time that Kelly addressed the situation in a public forum.

Miller came on to GH back in 2014 as Jason Morgan, following the departure of Steve Burton, who then wound up on Y&R.  When Burton returned to GH in 2017, Miller’s part was then turned-in-to, Jason’s twin, Drew Cain.

Through a great portion of Miller’s run on GH, he was paired romantically on -screen with Monaco and the duo were, and have remained, one of the most popular duo’s in daytime.

Monaco expressed the following in her message: “I feel like I have to address this situation. #BillyMiller ‘s untimely departure from #gh. Honestly, I can not come up with the words to describe how I feel about this decision… a decision that may not be what our audience thinks to be true. I’m heartbroken… more to come.”

Share your thoughts on Kelly’s message via the comment section below.

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