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Robin Strasser heading west! No Prospect Park OLTL in her future!

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Daytime Emmy winner, Robin Strasser (Dorian) took to twitter last night and revealed that she is headed to Los Angeles to work on her next career moves, and will not be joining One Life to Live when it moves to Prospect Park.

Robin tweeted: “It’s DEF! moving to LA soon. NO “prospect” in NY, so I’m heading West:) where I have a real pretty house. NO pity pot- it’s pool party time!”

So perhaps a savvy Los Angeles based soap, might just snatch up the terrific talents of La Strasser?

Whatever the case, On-Air On-Soaps wishes the best for Robin on her new adventures ahead, and is sad to hear that she will not be continuing on as Dorian with One Life’s new home on the web next year.  What do you think about Robin’s tweet? Let us know.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is a MAJOR disappointment, but one can only wish Ms. Strasser best of luck and an active career in Hollywood. I anticipate Prospect Park’s AMC and OLTL 2.0 versions to be different from what was came to love for decades on ABC. Still, it is sad to know key legacy actors such as Robin Strasser will not be a part of the launch, even for a short time. Of course, situations dictate change and Ms. Strasser could return, or there could be a new actress as Dorian. But the latter is not what I want to see!

Todd
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Todd

Good for her. Robin will get lots of tv work there. I hope pops in for holidays as Senator Dorian Lord.

AlistairCrane
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AlistairCrane

I would love to see Robin reprise the role of Dorian on GH. She could become the chief of staff at the hospital and bring Dorian back to her doctor roots.

Red
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Red

Is Elaine Princi free?

cher62
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cher62

OLTL is a MAJOR disappointment. But I have felt that way for awhile and will not be tuning in for OLTL–PP. Not inviting Strasser to join speaks volumes for what they think of the show’s fans. I hope that Strasser lands on a soap or some other project in the near future. Most of all I’d like the opportunity to see her perform again. I am also very glad that she seems to be feeling better healthwise.

jp
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jp

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I am missing Robin Strasser as Dorian. Please PP! She is a key character to history of OLTL. There is so many storylines the writers could do with Dorian. Please rethink this PP. OLTL is not the same without her.

Torrey
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Torrey

Sorry to hear this news. Hopefully, PP can come up with some kind of an arrangement in the future, to woo Robin back to OLTL….. But one question that I have for TPTB over at OLTL…. When on God’s green earth are we the fans going to get a conclusion on this John/Natalie story?!?! This is getting beyond ridiculous. Enough is Enough, Ron!!! Wrap this story up, and let John know he has a son. Poor Liam will be graduating High School, before he knows the identity of his parents. Dragging stories on like this is not a good way… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

All the best to one of the finest actors to grace television. OLTL’s loss will definitely be someone else’s gain. They just don’t make them like the divine Ms. Strasser anymore. What a shame that Frank Valentini and his headwriter do not value this actress and the character she played with such delight. The fans certainly value her. Her exit was written lazy and uninspired. The failure to not only try to recapture this fantastic actor for the online version, but failing to being her back and give closure to Dorian fans on the television finale is just insulting. She… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I’m not sure why you think it’s Valentini and Carlivati who don’t value her. Robin has had a prickly relationship with ABC higher-ups for a long time (for example, over her hotline), and she’s certainly not the sort of actress that Frons would have any real value for (i.e., she’s not blond, twenty-something, and bubble-headed). I doubt Carlivati and Valentini have had much say in any of the departures over the last six months, and I equally doubt they have been given much say in Prospect Park’s decisions about whom to hire/not hire. It sounds to me like ABC TPTB… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

I think when all is said and done we are going to see a new version of OLTL. I also think the guys at Prospect Park are taking their time and negotiating with most of the current cast or at least those who may be willing to stay. Id hate to see many of the current cast go but all you need to get re-started are some core cast members and it seems that they have that. As far as the Ford brothers, well they certainly arent hard on the eyes but they could REALLY use some acting lessons!! Im… Read more »

david
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david

Michael, if PP chooses not to hire Strasser, Smith, Woods, Kristen, and other older actors, it’s hard to imagine they know what they are doing or that they understand the appeal of generational interactions among OLTL family characters.

My2Cents
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My2Cents

ditto Jennifer.

Blake
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Blake

Sucks that all the people aren’t coming back like Dorian, and now i’m hearing JP might head to GH and FF might return to Days as Mimi. Though I don’t see how Mimi can since her friends Belle and Chloe are not on there. Unless they make her the daughter of an important character on there.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Robin, We Love You Enormously & Will Miss You On OLTL!

Dr. Donald G. Boudreau
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Dr. Donald G. Boudreau

Let Llanview be Llanview…May I please here encourage all you ROBIN STRASSER fans out there to join me please by – taking a few minutes of your time and commenting on Prospect Park’s Facebook page and/or on their Twitter account: @prospectpk supporting their please signing Robin Strasser on soon as Dorian Lord. And, while you’re at it if you are so inclined, please – ditto that for the great ILENE KRISTEN as “Foxy Roxy” Balsom! Both of these great ladies publicly defended the OLTL cast and crew in their darkest months ever, following the nasty Disney/ABC cancellation announcement, and they… Read more »

mike
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mike

I still hope that she at least might recur on the show. Frank Valentini and Ron Carvalati are not dumb, they know what the fans want,and we want Robin back as Dorian.

david
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david

Erika Slezak is very good but she is even better when playing off the strength and intensity of Robin Strasser. Robin brings so much to her character and Dorian is integral to OLTL. If Strasser cannot return to OLTL on ABC, I pray PP will come to their senses and reconsider what is best for OLTL and what the fans want.

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GH’s Josh Swickard Stars in HBO Max Film ‘A Hollywood Christmas’

Circle Thursday, December 1st! That’s when you can see General Hospital’s Josh Swickard (Chase) in yet another holiday film.  This time, Swickard stars alongside Jessika Van in A H0llywood Christmas streaming on HBO Max.

In story, A Hollywood Christmas follows Jessica, a successful Christmas movie director, who begins living her own real-life Christmas movie when a handsome television executive named Christopher (played by Swickard), shows up on the set.

Sent by the network to decide if producing Christmas movies are worth the expense, Christopher’s presence threatens to halt production on Jessica’s latest film. With Christopher looking over her shoulder on behalf of the network, Jessica now has to juggle: actors on the set falling in and out of love, an elf dog, and her own romantic feelings for the network exec!

As many are aware, Josh stars in many holiday films, so it’s a bit of send-up about a guy who is in Christmas movies starring in a movie about the making of one.

Warner Brothers posted tune-in info on their official Instagram a few days ago, sharing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… #AHollywoodChristmas premieres in SIX Days! Spend the #HolidaysWithHBOMax.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Will you be checking out Josh in ‘A Hollywood Christmas’ starting this Thursday? Comment below.

 

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Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa Named Hosts For First Annual ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that Emmy nominee and former 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer (ex-Kenneth), and Emmy nominee and music and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, will host the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards.

McBrayer will preside over the Children’s & Family main ceremony on Sunday, December 11 and Siwa will lead the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, December 10.  Both events will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

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In addition, XOMG POP!, the all-girl pop group created by Jess and JoJo Siwa, will perform at during Creative Arts ceremony. Dancing with the Stars fans will also recall that JoJo Siwa along with pro dance partner, Jenna Johnson took 2nd place during season 30 of the ballroom dance competition series, becoming the first all-female team to compete.

Siwa is also a bestselling author, singer and film star with over over  60.5 million followers on social media and 3.6 billion views on YouTube.  Her first-ever tour, D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, sold out 100+ arenas as she became the youngest artist ever to headline and sell out the O2 Arena in London.  She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020.

McBrayer is nominated this year for a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Host for his work on Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show. Siwa has two nominations – one for Outstanding Choreography for her Peacock show Siwas Dance Pop Revolution, and one for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Live Action Program.

In a statement, the actor shared: “I am thrilled to be hosting the first Emmys ceremony specifically created to recognize the important and influential Children’s & Family genre.  It is truly an honor to be celebrating all of the individuals whose wonderful contributions remind us that great television can entertain, educate and bring together people of all ages.”

Siwa added, “I am honored to be hosting the very first Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, and to be a nominee in both outstanding choreography and outstanding music direction and composition for a live action program. It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening with my girl group, XOMG POP! kicking off the night with what will be a great performance!”

Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS shared on the host announcements: “We’re thrilled to recognize the fastest-growing genre in television by launching the Children’s & Family Emmys with such cultural powerhouses as Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa. Their undeniable energy and enthusiasm perfectly capture the tone which will set this ceremony and competition apart for years to come.”

The Children’s & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979 and marks the successful culmination of the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

You can view the nominations here.

So, what do you think of NATAS’ picks of JoJo Siwa and Jack McBrayer to host the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Irene Cara, Best-Known For Smash Hits ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’, Dead at 63

Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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