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SOD & SOW Farewell to All My Children Special Issue hits newstands Sept 20!

Courtesy/AMI

Courtesy/AMI

American Media, Inc. (AMI) has released a special commemorative magazine as the 41-year old All My Children series concludes its broadcast run on September 23. Top reporters from the editorial teams at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly created this unique edition that will hit newsstands on September 20, just as fans are ready to say their final TV farewell.

With nearly 400-photos, this star-studded 96-page magazine covers four decades of everything viewers have loved about the fictional town of Pine Valley and the people who have lived in it.  All My Children fans across the world love the unforgettable love stories they have watched blossom over the years.  This special edition revisits the real-life romances of stars like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, the enchanting on-screen weddings of favorites like Cliff and Nina and the heartwarming tales of popular couples from yesteryear and today.

This can’t miss issue is jam-packed with never-before-seen photos from the archives of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly.  The limited edition tribute, on sale for just 90 days, features exclusive interviews with stars past and present and so much more to make this edition an essential keepsake. Other exciting highlights from the one-of-a-kind issue include a special section devoted to the iconic Susan Lucci, messages from the stars to their fans, family trees and special backstage history.

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Randie Walton
Randie Walton

I cannot find the Above Magazine. Can I order one?

Fran
Fran

Cannot find. Can it be ordered?

Fran
Fran

Have you found a way to order?

Mary
Mary

I can’t find it either!!

Jean
Jean

I cannot find it any where in the No.California area.
Any suggestions??????

Lee Ann
Lee Ann

Can’t find, can it be ordered?

Aisha P.
Aisha P.

I live in Lenexa, KS and have been to a couple of book and grocery stores and have not been able to location this commemorative item. Where can I find it?!?

Beverley Heinselman
Beverley Heinselman

I would be willing to pay to see these programs–have watched them for years and yes I would watch without Susan Lucci

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977, as well as in the 6o’s for The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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