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Sara Gilbert Stands By ABC’s Decision To Cancel ‘Roseanne’ But Shares: “This Show Has Always Been About Diversity, Love and Inclusion. It’s Sad To See It End This Way”

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During Monday’s episode of CBS’ Daytime’s The Talk, co-host Sara Gilbert had the opportunity to address those at home, and in the audience on her thoughts on the firestorm that ensued last week when her primetime series, Roseanne was swiftly cancelled by ABC.

All of this came about following its star, Roseanne Barr’s racist and offensive tweet.  The tweet about former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett caused ABC executive, Channing Dungey to ax Roseanne from the network’s line-up effective immediately.

Gilbert, who was a major force in bringing the Roseanne reboot back to ABC, had shared her sentiments on Twitter last week, but on her daytime series today she offered this up: “In addition to my statement, I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I’m proud of the show we made. This show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion. And it’s sad to see it end in this way. I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process. However, I do stand behind the decision ABC made.”

Sara’s other co-hosts chimed in.  Sheryl Underwood added, “As a black woman who is a comedienne… I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.’  Julie Chen adds, “Canceling the show so quickly sent a strong message and the right message.”

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Watch Sara’s statement on the Roseanne cancellation below.  Then let us know, what did you think of Sara standing by ABC’s decision and reflecting the loss of jobs and the way that the show stood for inclusion and diversity had to end this way? Comment below.

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Yes, sad. Too much racism and hatred today.

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Roseanne’s mind isn’t right, something is seriously misswired upstairs, back to the macadamia nut farm she goes.

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I THINK IT SUCKS. I HAVE HEARD WORST THINGS SAID ABOUT THE PRESIDENT BUT THEY DON’T CARE. ALL BECAUSE ROSANNE IS A REPUBLICAN. I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED IN IN ALL 3. WHEN TRUMPS MOTH WAS COMPARED TO A MONKEY THAT WAS FUNNY TO ALL DEMS & PERFORMERS ON TV ARE DEMS. THE VIEW DOES HAVE 1 REP THEY GIVE HELL EACH DAY. MICHAEL U KNOW HOW I BOYCOTTED ABC WHEN THEY CANCELLED OLTL WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN AS WELL AS THE TALK. PERFORMERS OR TALKERS WHO THINK WHAT THEY SAY IS GOSPEL HAD BETTER THINK AGAIN. I’M BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THEY ALL FOLLOW THE DEVIL HIMSELF. EVERYTHING IS SUPPOSE TO BE TRUE IF THEY BELIEVE. WELL I FOR 1 AM TIRED OF THEM ALL. THEY ARE NO BETTER THAN WE REGULAR PEOPLE ARE. THEY FORGET WE MADE THEM. I’LL CLOSE BY SAYING GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT & GOD BLESS THE USA.

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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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WATCH THE TRAILER: Dominic Zamprogna Stars In New Short Film, ‘To The Moon and Back’

While Dante Falconeri is still struggling with what happened to him, while held in captivity in Turkey and trying to divorce his wife, Lulu (Emme Rylan) off the General Hospital canvas, his portrayer, Dominic Zamprogna is about to be featured in a new short film written and directed by GH’s Nate Hapke, entitled To The Moon and Back.

This is Hapke’s 11th short film, which is deeply personal for him.  To The Moon and Back is said to center around the story in what happens in the moments before a man has to eulogize his mother, and how he finds solace in the presence of his wife and daughter.

This weekend, the first trailer for the film was released.  Zamprogna stars along with Danielle Rayne and Julie Romano.  The short film was produced by Sophia Zach & Rosie Grace

According to Hapke, fans should on the lookout for a premiere in October, before To The Moon and Back heads off to the film festivals to be shown.

Check out the first trailer below, and then let us know, if you are excited to see Dominic knock-it-out-of the-park with his performance in the film via the comment section.

To the Moon and Back – Trailer from Nate Hapke on Vimeo.

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