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PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children hits newstands tomorrow!

PEOPLE magazine, the world’s most popular celebrity weekly, announces the release of PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children, a collector’s special that chronicles the iconic soap opera, which ends its 41-year-run on daytime television this month. The 128-page commemorative soft cover book, which hits newsstands on September 9th ($11.99/US), is rich with dozens of brand new exclusive photos and interviews, insights from Emmy award-winning actress Susan Lucci and creator Agnes Nixon, and stories of the memorable scenes, favorite moments, crazy characters, groundbreaking plots, and legendary stars that made this show an American institution for four decades.

PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children takes a look at the woman behind Erica Kane, with a decade-by-decade profile of Susan Lucci – the actress who made her mark playing the most notorious vixen (with eight husbands!) in soapdom.

“I loved Erica Kane from the moment I read my first audition scene, and I will always love her,” Lucci tells PEOPLE. “She made me feel like I can fly.” She adds, “The show always had a mandate to inform as well as entertain. The story lines about drug addiction and gay teens…it was groundbreaking.”

PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children checks in on the actors who played the show’s favorite characters, such as Adam Chandler, Brooke English, and the first Opal Gardner. It also provides an all-access pass to the set including behind-the-scenes photos of the stars getting their makeup done and Susan Lucci lounging in her dressing room. There’s a rundown of AMC hunks throughout the decades featuring Josh Duhamel, Mark Consuelos, Aiden Turner, Keith Hamilton Cobb, and Cameron Mathison. A Pine Valley wedding album of the show’s most memorable nuptials is also included, from Cliff and Nina’s over-the-top extravaganza to Edmund and Maria’s luxe, winter-wonderland event to Bianca’s historic day.

What do Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Burnett, and the New Orleans Saints all have in common? They were all big AMC fans who got the chance to appear on their favorite soap, and their celebrity cameos are featured in PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children. Stars like Melissa Leo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amanda Seyfried and Jesse McCartney, who all got their starts in Pine Valley before moving on to work on the big screen and in prime time, are also featured. And PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children also pays tribute to the AMC stars that have passed on, including Ruth Warrick (Phoebe Wallingford), Frances Heflin (Mona Kane Tyler), and James Mitchell (Palmer Cortlandt).

The hardcover version of PEOPLE Celebrates All My Children is available beginning September 27th ($19.95/US) wherever books are sold and can be ordered online at www.PEOPLE.com/allmychildren.

So soapers, will this be on your must-have memorobilia for all things Pine Valley? Let us know!

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Kim Anderzak
Kim Anderzak

Sounds like it will be a wonderful tribute to such deserving actors! I can’t wait to get my copy and one as a gift for my aunt who is also a long-time fan. I hope this issue also pays tribute to the crew as well, for without THEIR talents, the show wouldn’t have maintained the quality it has for so many years!
Hats off to All My Children!! From the bottom of my heart…Thank you for “being there for me”!
(Oh, and I WILL be watching when AMC moves on-line!! See everyone there!)

Robynne
Robynne

I really love this idea and can’t wait to get the hardcover! 🙂

ethel
ethel

just reading this brings tears to my eyes – i have already pre-ordered the hard copy & can not wait to get it…………..

LUMI
LUMI

I got ours today at wal-mart,,,, Its a great book,41 years of AMC,actors from some of the other soaps are in there too,

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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