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Rebecca Budig To Co-Host The Better Show! Season Premiere September 9th!

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Former All My Children fan favorite Rebecca Budig(Ex-Greenlee) has a new gig and this time … it’s a host! That’s right, the multi-talented star is set to debut on September 9th as the co-host of The Better Show!   The series from Meredith Video Studios’  will have a new look when it starts its seventh season September 9 as  Budig will join JD Roberto as co-host of the popular daily lifestyle show.

“I am excited for the opportunity to co-host a daily talk show, especially working with JD,” said Budig. “I’m always looking to improve my life and the lives of those around me, and The Better Show is the perfect example of a lifestyle show that does just that. It feels great to be a part of something that promotes better, positive living to viewers.”

“We are very excited to have Rebecca join us and believe her addition will be a game changer for The Better Show, said Kieran Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Meredith Video Studios. “She brings extensive television experience and has a fun, positive attitude that will connect with audiences.”
The Better Show is a contemporary information-talk show leveraging expertise from Meredith’s expansive content portfolio, including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, More and Fitness magazines. It offers a great mix of editorial and branded entertainment segments, celebrity interviews and food, beauty, fashion and DIY-related content.  The series currently airs every weekday in more than 160 markets reaching 75 percent of U.S. television households, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Boston. Starting this fall, The Better Show will also air every weekday to nearly 90 million homes on the Hallmark Channel.

So will you be checking out Budig on The Better Show? Do you miss her as Greenlee on All My Children? Comment below!

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I am delighted for Rebecca even though I never heard of this show. She is smart not to seek another soap job. Cameron Mathison is doing well in his entertainment story gigs. Rebecca was one of my favorites.

margaret
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margaret

Always have liked Rebecca in anything that I have seen her in. Have watched amazing water homes, her stint co-hosting the view and a lifetime movie The Perfect Child. She is an incredible actress and portrayed Greenlee Smythe with such depth – showing her strength, but still exhibiting her as vunerable. The other great thing about Rebecca is that she was technically such a great actress that she always made the scenes better whether she was with excellent actors such as David Canary, Vincent Irizarry or Thorsten Kaye. Or a poor actor like Cameron Matthieson. Good luck to her in… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

Loved her as Greenlee. I am just not interested in boring talk shows and all talk shows are boring.

Sandy
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Sandy

I really miss Rebecca portraying Greenlee on AMC. I wish she would go back to acting as she was such a multi-talented actress. One can only hope! Good luck Rebecca.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think this is awesome for Rebecca. But I do wish she’d come back to the daytime soaps. I would love to see her on DAYS or Y&R if AMC isn’t an option for her.

jimd(leave it to beaver)
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jimd(leave it to beaver)

Id like her to play Taylor…Nicoles sister…if she was on Days!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’d rather see Natalia Livingston return as Taylor, and Rebecca be brought in as Sarah Horton. Or even Kelly Sullivan as Sarah Horton!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

If E.D. wasnt returning as Kristen, i believe Kelly Sullivan would be the perfect replacement…i loved Natalie as Taylor but if not available for whatever reason, then i think Rebecca would be good in that role…i wouldnt mind seeing her play Sarah but i sometimes feel that tptb want us to forget Maggie had other children besides Danny Boy!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

No no. Only Eileen should be Kristen. Sorry. I don’t see anyone replacing her, especially if DAYS waited almost 14 years for her to come back.

margaret
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margaret

JUst looked at the schedule for the Better Show for next week — Rebecca’s first week. Josh Duhamel is the guest on Wednesday, September11th!!!! Must admit Leo and Greenlee are my most favorite soap couple ever!! Now here’s my concern, the Better show does not air in my local market until it starts on the Hallmark station on September 30th. Guess it’s on in some select tv areas now and has been throughout past years. That’s why,like another poster, I had not heard of it before. So, if you get the Hallmark channel you should be able to get this… Read more »

Janelle
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Janelle

I loved Rebecca on this show. She is a natural and she has great chemistry with her co-star JD Roberto. I can’t wait til this show goes national on Hallmark. Rebecca should have had her own show like this ages ago! My hope is that this only brings bigger & better opportunities for her, (which she so deserves!) For example, I would love to see her reunited with her former AMC co-star Josh Duhamel IN A MOVIE!!! Why hasn’t anyone suggested/made this happen yet???! It’s a no-brainer!!!

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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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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