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President Obama Appoints Colleen Bell As Ambassador To Hungary!

Courtesy/ColleenBell Photo: Sean Smith/JPI

Courtesy/ColleenBell Photo: Sean Smith/JPI

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several individuals to key Administration positions including to appoint Colleen Bell as the Ambassador to Hungary, Department of State!

In naming Bell, and several others to new posts, President Obama stated, “I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

For those of us in the soap world, we know of Colleen’s work with The Bold and the Beautiful, and as one half of Bell power couple along with her husband, executive producer and head writer of B&B … Brad Bell!

In the official press release on President Obama’s appointees it says of Colleen: “Colleen Bradley Bell is a Producer for Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., a position she has held since 2012. Prior to this position, Ms. Bell was the Director of Special Projects and an Associate Producer and Script Supervisor at Bell-Phillip Television. She served as General Trustee for the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Bell served as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2010 to 2012, and was designated Chairman of the Committee in 2011. Ms. Bell currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Children’s Institute, and a Trustee on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center. She is a founding member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Leadership Council and also serves on the advisory board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center. Ms. Bell received a B.A. from Sweet Briar College.”

Congratulation are in order for Colleen! What do you think of Colleen’s move into the political arena?  Let us know!

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Congratulations! But I do wonder about qualifications for the USA diplomatic corps when these appointments are made. Will Forrester open a Budapest office? Can we send Brooke Logan there?

Patrick
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Patrick

Will Forrester open a Budapest office? Can we send Brooke Logan there?

LOL.

funny stuff.

considering… how ??? popular internationally B&B is…

yeah… they need to ensconce the lauded… trampolina… and fans think sharon is.. but… I beg to differ on the exploits and/o exploitation of KKL.

maybe… the new uber masculine take no prisoners… Ridge… will whip her in to shape… and render her submissive… oh wait.. she already is… to the forresters anyway

Dale
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Dale

Ridiculous!!!! I’ve never heard of her b4 this2!! She’s not qualified for a job like this!!! There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHOW BUSINESS & THE OTHER STUFF SHE’S DONE!!!! I DON’T CARE IF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE WHAT I’M SAYING!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I believe you
and concur
absolute asinine

Jeff
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Jeff

What in her resume qualifies her to be Ambassador to Hungary??

Mo
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Mo

What does an ambassador do? Will she move to Hungary? I guess giving parties for BO paid off.

Jared
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Jared

I see a lot of art and charitable “board” type experience in the listing, but where is the political science, policy, diplomatic and Hungarian knowledge credentials? Perhaps she possesses these necessary qualities and they weren’t mentioned in this article, or is this another reward for left leaning political fundraisers?

Patrick
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Patrick

“…political science, policy, diplomatic and Hungarian knowledge credentials?”

incredulous… to merit such grandiose

I ask you: Ms. Bell

preposterous

SZima
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SZima

These ambassadorships are fluff positions. They do nothing but have/go to parties and make nice with people. The President gives these positions away to people who give/raise a lot of money for them. So in that respect, she’s qualified 🙁

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Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out On His Dismissal From GH Sharing: “I Was Hoping to Play Jax For Another 10 or 25 Years and Unfortunately, That’s Not Going to Happen”

For the first time since he was fired for not adhering to General Hospital’s and Disney/ABC’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, Ingo Rademacher (Ex-Jax), addressed his exit from the soap opera via an “official video” message on his Instagram account.

Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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‘Dr. Oz Show’ Taken Off the Air in NY and PA Due to Senate Run; Daphne Oz ‘The Good Dish’ to Fill Time Slot

In light of his announcement that he will be running as a republican senate candidate in the state of Pennsylvania, Dr Oz’s daytime talk and medical show, The Dr. Oz Show, is being taken off the air in key markets in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the Fox Station Group.

According to Deadline’s sources, Fox TV Stations proceeded with pulling the Sony Pictures TV-distributed syndicated series because of the prospect of being forced to give other political candidates running in Pennsylvania equal time, expressing that it “would be a nightmare for us, there was no way we were going to be able to do that.”

In its place, look for Dr. Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz, to be the fill-in with her show.

Starting on January 18th, Daphne’s The Good Dish, will take over the time slot during the duration of her father’s political campaign.  This potentially could go all the way through November of 2022, if Oz remains in the race through election day.

Last fall, Fox TV Stations renewed The Dr. Oz Show for two more years which gave it life through 2023.

So, do you think more stations will go bye-bye and have The Dr. Oz show pulled? What do you think of daughter Daphne’s series as the fill-in? Comment below.

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