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Susan Lucci pops up in Gloria Estefan's new music video for Hotel Nacional!

The actress who played Erica Kane for all she is worth and then some, Susan Lucci, has certainly been very busy since the cancellation of All My Children, with Army Wives, hosting a new reality/dramatic show, and now appearing in none other than Gloria Estefan’s new music video for her dance hit sensation, Hotel Nacional!

In this quirky video, La Lucci, who is mentioned in the lyrics of Hotel Nacional is seen strutting her stuff and cavorting with a bunch of handsome sailors!  Estefan’s lyrics to the tune include a nod to the soap icon, which is why having Susan was such a natural fit,  “White pearls, teased up hair …  Lipstick’s red to make ’em stare … Drama’s on like Susan Lucci … It’s time for Hoochie Coochie.”

Watch Susan in Gloria’s new video after the jump, which was first premiered exclusively on EOnline!

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Love it!!!!

Keep it going Susan Lucci! You go girl.

Susan Lucci, has been very busy with
1. Army Wives,
2. hosting a new reality/dramatic show,
3. appearing in none other than Gloria Estefan’s new music video.
And Michael, don’t forget number 4: ” Hot in Cleveland”.

Seems Susan is having a 2nd chapter or even 3rd after AMC, but Susan knew she would. She was in no rush to start studying scripts again, especially if they weren’t associated with Agnes Nixon and the forum she was use to. Susan knew she would thrive; we all did. I want Ereka Slezak to showcase her talents in Primetime and win that Primetime Emmy, or do a strong movie role, like a Meryl Streep type of role and show and say to Hollywood ” How you like me now, ” this is what a soap character can do, and then WIN the Oscar! Fluff is fun and we enjoy it, but we love to see our character’s sink their teeth in a juicy role, even if its a comedy.

Yes, Susan is great at promoting herself just like Erica Kane, which is why I prefer the class and dignity of Erika Slezak. Why can’t we see her instead? Please.

LOL to your request. Exactly David.
I see you saw where I was coming from. If Susan is on anything, I go out my way to look at it, BC I have been a Susan fan forever. But, as I have gotten older it seems Susan and Erica Kane are one in the same, the arguement I have fought with people about for year’s in her defense. I simply can’t tell them apart : ( And then, all of those ‘ ‘Thank You’s ‘ after everything someone says to her, is just too much/over abundance/ and not quite what I feel is down to earth! Because, a ‘ Thank You’ is coming almost every 30 seconds out the mouth, and it breaks up the flow of conversation and information being given. I’ve noticed it along time now, BUT in the last 6 months, I see I’m not alone when I read a media report calling Susan, ” the most ‘over polite’ person in show business”. It’s TOO much! She could barely get critiqued (like everyone else) on ‘ Dancing With the Star’s ‘ because she was so busy saying “Thank You”, during the critique!! Those overwhelming many ‘ Thank You’s ‘ have changed how I view Susan, but more like Erica Kane. Let me see Susan do something that is not associated with Vanity, Beauty, Clothes, Jewelry, having Money or ANY Erica Kane association OR men swarming all over her. Do something like the GORGEOUS Farrah Fawcett did (in her day) when she took out the vanity in The Burning Bed, and other movies and just ACTED without ALL the vanity prompts. I know Susan can look beautiful, I want to know WHAT ELSE she can do besides that??!!!
Michael posted above, ” the actress who played Erica Kane for all that she is worth”, He has a great memory. That’s what Susan said when she concluded her acceptance speech for the Emmy, ” I’m going to go back to that studio on Monday and I’m going to play Erica Kane for all that she is worth!”. See, I remember her exact words, because HER acceptance speech is one of the 4 BEST I have EVER heard, and THAT acceptance speech DESERVES an Emmy! U can’t watch it without crying- you will acturally get ALL CHOKED UP before U start to cry. It is one of the BEST acceptant speeches of ALL TIME, in the top 4 in my opinion. Ok, the year she won, I feel she did better work a year or two before, and I hated the clip she presented. On AMC (when she was drinking, she won an award and had to give an acceptance speeech) and Susan playing drunk, KILLED IT. I felt she should have presented that clip for the millions to see that didn’t watch AMC but knew about Susan Lucci. I didn’t feel she had her best year when she won. I am also NOT happy that she never won again, as if they feel compelled to give it to her that year. I know they robbed her a year or two before when she should have won. She should have more awards on her home mantle just for getting out her bed for 41 year’s and driving audiences to AMC and abc. Susan is beautiful and people hold beauty against you and that had much to do with her loses. THAT’S WHY it is imperative for Susan to do something that has nothing to do with her beauty, and Erica Kane association.

This is the year Susan SHOULD HAVE WON…… I feel it was a message to her PEERS, and those WHO ROBBED her of that award out of jealousy! She should have won the EMMY for THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never thought I’d see it again BUT looked it up on YouTube after my post, and to my surprise the entire show it on it. Watch it and see Susan, be SO MUCH MORE than Erica!

Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills.

Auh you’re a sweetheart.
Thank you for seeing the issue on both sides. KEEP IN MIND, I agreeed with your position in my paragraphic long post. I just pointed out ( in contast) and what I know Susan can do, and how it would be FITTING to see her do more than Erica Kane types… and that is the reason I follow her waiting for the time it comes. She uses the same weapon (to keep the dough rolling in) they have used against her for year’s. Her beauty. What an irony. Thank’s David for having the expectation of Susan to expect more (some people dont) but for being open enough to not close the door on her. ; )

David, what do you think about Susan’s new gig, I mean the character she chose? Answer me back on the page itself, read my post.

Hi David: This is 1loveabcsoaps. Is this your message that U replied to
Iakovos/ david replied May 7th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

” No forethought and planning seems right. Oprah probably assumed OWN would be a success based on her past successes and because Discovery offered to invest. Employing her friends, without network experience, probably didn’t help either.

Oprah turned down producing soaps because she thought scripted series were too expensive to produce, but compared to what OWN has lost, etc..” Is this you?

Furthermore, Is this your message?
DAVID says:

Hey let me know which post is your’s the first one (in paragraph form,) or the two above or ALL three. I guess its a few Davids on here, perhaps initials or even ‘made up ‘ intials should be added behind the first name for clarity. By the way, long time no hear. Let me know whom U are.

Thanks, 1loveabcsoaps.

the video was cute and susan lucci is busy and I agree that ereka slezak should get some kind of project,as long as its not on anything abc/disney ,it would break my heart ,but I wont watch anything they are a part of if it has to do with the mouse house .like ryan on desperate housewives and william devaine going to revenge,back to ereka ,I would love to see her win a oscar(and I hope no one will watch it this year its on abc) she is a good actress and can do anything .we have seen that for 40 years,she was the heartbeat of one life to live,that I miss very much ,and like michael ,I like to keep track of time,but we are going on week 5 ,without visiting with the citizens of landview,I still feel the loss,when its 2 oclock,the feeling of what am I going to do hits me ,and still, I dont know what to do ,to many years of watching one life to live,its not that easy to change your habits,not with something that you have done everyday for 43 years.

Hey Barb: I just posted above yours.

Erika Slezak deserve her own primetime sitcom. Although she said that she was open to join any of the four remaining soap operas, I just don’t see Slezak on theses soaps (not even on GH).

But on primetime, definitely. I’d follow Slezak and her potential sitcom on any channel, even on ABC.

I just got back from internet surfing ,mostly the soap sights ,I read at daytime confidential,that the hallmark channel is looking for some scripted dramas ,to bad they couldnt put one life to live on,once a week ,talk about giving erika slezak her own show again,the hallmark channel would have to get on there knees and beg abc to release the rights back to agnes nixon,any way its just a thought.also at facebook,(day time fans unite ) there is something there from p p.there was suppose to be news from them, I read the thing but its just the same bull I have been hearing ,anyone interested just go there to see.its a long reading,I really dont have a comment about it ,its just every day that goes by ,all the actors are all over the place.cant have landview with all new people ,however ,on a brighter note,dallas is coming back with the same cast,so never say never,also saw that days of our lives and general hospital ,did not do good in the ratings ,heather you are the one to go to with the ratings ,what do you think?this is not good ,the soap fans are out there ,so why are the ratings going to the basement?this just gives abc another excuse to kill there last daytime soap.

I don’t believe crap that comes from Prospect Park nor do I think that One Life to Live will come back. ABC will never accept to release the rights to Nixon. That’s the cold hard truth.

GH and Days are falling because they are failing to give the viewers what they want. They both emphasize too much on the same characters . With GH, it’s always Sonny, Jason and Carly , while with Days it’s all about Sami, EJ, Will, Hope and Bo. GH is a dark and depressing soap, while Days stories are just plain boring, ridiculous and unoriginal.

GH and Days can bring all the veteran cast members they want. But as long as they continue to neglect their fanbases by having storylines that sucks, they will continue to decline.

yes she has been very busy as erika cane ,never thought about her that way ,your right ,years ago she was on a few ,made for tv movies cant remember what they were about.erika slezak is a good,if not one of the best actresses , she is the one who should be going all over the place getting parts for different roles ,if not her own we have seen for 40 years she can be anyone,I miss her most of all.and yes she is as good as meryl streep.I would like to know what she is doing these days ,last I heard about her was in the interview after one life to life was canceled ,saying bull shit ,to abc,which I agree with every word she said.hopefully somewhere in time we will see her again doing something grand and yes ,get an emmy or an oscar.

Barbara….!!!!!!!!!!!!! We talking about Susan Lucci, NOT Ereka Slezak and OLTL..!
Typical Barbara, going to talk about OLTL, no matter what the subject. LOL

Thanks for replying. You are right. The Erica Kane role has stereotyped Susan and not always for the best, but I hadn’t really thought about it until you pointed it out. Susan is a good performer and deserves a wider stage for her talent. I agree Susan could dazzle in a role other than Erica if given the chance. If we were all a little more fair and even-handed in our judgments (except when it comes to ABC canceling OLTL), the world would be a better place.

Thanks David.
You are a Class Act, and your know…, I always appreciate fine writing. lol

all my e mails got screwed up I got 10 of them but only saw yours and alexis ,I let her have it ,who is she to tell me who I believe should get the emmy,honestly she had no business going after me ,and several other little messages she left for other people,I wrote the post at the who should get the emmys ,if michael puts it up, Im pissed,I told her shes like the bully in the play ground,I dont mind going back and forth in a good conversation with someone dont have to agree ,but to be nasty about it ,I dont think so not to me ,scott thought I was going after him ,when I wasnt ,but still told him I was sorry ,alexis just downed me for choosing erika slezak ,but if she read my post ,I said there are a few one life to live people who should get a emmy,before she comments she should read all the posts of that sight,there are so many good actors on oltl best writing every thing about that soap is worth a emmy and she had to make a comment about erika selzak and if she really read any of my posts ,she would know how I feel about my favorite soap,and my quest to bring it back ,and how I am annoying abc ,well ,I got off to a bad start this morning.I hope the rest of my day gets better,if it wasnt so cold I would take a dive in the pool to cool off,but not when its this cold.right now I feel like Im living in my own little soap opera ,because I seriously pissed off.

its alexa not alexis.sad part about it,I agree with everything she posted about the emmys and who should get it ,I feel ericka slezak shoud be up for one to.

I might have said susan lucci,but I was referring to erika slezak to,she is pissed ,I forgot but this morning I wrote how Im not to happy about susans move to stay with abc/disney.I wish I could remember where I read that abc owns her It was after she said how she was lied to ,she was at the time having a meeting with the, slap guy,marc cherry.she has known all this time she was going to be on that new abc soap ,Im not saying she knew ,but something stinks ,why dont people tell the truth?I guess she is a good actress,because that woman fooled me.I am no longer a fan.I want to know how long she knew she would be staying with abc/disney,I dont care that she is ,I know how she behaved after all my children was canceled.wish I could remember where I read that abc owns her because they have for decades remember her prime time movies?After my friend leaves later on today<i will be doing alot of google ing.but seriously I am disappointed in her,I thought she was genuinely hurt over the loss of all my children and was very surprised over abc/disney letting the soaps go.I couldnt work for somebody like that ,but her ass was saved wasnt it?

Erika Slezak deserve her own primetime sitcom. Although she said that she was open to join any of the four remaining soap operas, I just don’t see Slezak on theses soaps (not even on GH).

But on primetime, definitely. I’d follow Slezak and her potential sitcom on any channel, even on ABC.

the way susan lucci and ereka slezak sounded off after the canceling of the soaps I dont think,and I could be wrong ,they would want to work for abc.I know I wouldnt, not after what they did ,by putting alot of people out of work,because of greed and nothing else,and I cant believe abc is making any money with the idiot shows they have on now, especially the one that they are paying people to go in to watch.I can see mickey mouse and daffy duck outside the abc studio now, begging people to go see there boring ,stupid show.sorry mickey,no more abc for me.

@ Barbara: “the way susan lucci and ereka slezak sounded off after the canceling of the soaps I dont think,and I could be wrong ,they would want to work for abc. ”

Well I guess U were wrong about that, huh.

Plus U posted on the current Susan Lucci page: ” from what I heard abc/disney owns her ,not the other way around ,so she might as well stay with the mouse house . ” WHERE and WHEN did you hear this? Because on the February 10th Susan Lucci post, you stated U didn’t think Lucci would want to work for abc?

I love Susan Lucci, and glad she got to cameo on Gloria’s video.
Two wonderful ladies!!!

sorry but i was not impressed…………………..

Please read my post above, bc I know U said U weren’t impressed. I’m objective about Ms. Lucci, see if you agree with my findings.

Thank you for the link to the video of Erica’s speech. I enjoyed Susan’s performance. I remember her hosting Saturday Night Live before she won the Emmy and she was great. I take back what I said. I will watch Susan Lucci wherever she is.

yes – i totally agree with your 11:48 am post…………………..

Ethel, what do you think about Susan’s new gig, I mean the character she chose? Answer me back on the page itself, read my post.

* Oprah interviews Bobby Christina tonight on OWN..!

she is only trying to get her ratings up………

1loveabcsoaps,dont get mad at me but I cant watch,I never liked her (OPRAH),and I still think its to early for bobby to be doing a interview so close to her mothers death.oprah didnt help me when my soaps were canceled so I cant help her get her ratings up,oprah did not have to put the soaps on her network ,but her voice about the cancellation of the soaps could have meant alot.I hope the problem here is fixed,did you read about trevor st.john he and ron talked.

I really think Susan Lucci would shine on a sitcom. And in fairness to her, I think Erica Kane became bigger than life but Lucci must be a really good actress because everyone confuses Lucci with Erica Kane. But Lucci is a committed family person and hardly like Erica Kane which shows she can act. The problem is as I have said before everyone identifies so heavily Susan with Erica but you can’t say that about too many actors/characters. This isn’t logical, and the saem but not as much for Erika Sleazak, Lucci has stayed true to daytime tv. She had other opportunities as we know but the fact she was “only” a daytime star but got leading roles in tv movies which really relied upon her to bring in the viewers and i believe they were all top 20 shows and for the most part top 10. But she stayed true to daytime tv and didn’t go for the lure of more money and glamour. Now she deserves her reward and the people should see her in comedy. But wow she looked great in the video. She should play a dual role on a sitcom – mousy maid/aunt and the glamourous and sexy grandmother -(maybe wear that hoochie coochie dress from the Estefan video!

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Give Their ‘Talk Show Host’ Daytime Emmy Acceptance Speeches on ‘Live’

During last Friday’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, All My Children alums, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, were named as the Outstanding Daytime Series Talk Show hosts for Live with Kelly and Mark.

Those who watched the Emmy broadcast on CBS or streaming on Paramount+ knew that the couple was a no-show when their names were called. On Monday’s episode of ‘Live’, Kelly and Mark addressed their absence and each delivered acceptance speeches.

Consuelos also pointed out that this is his wife’s sixth Daytime Emmy talk show host victory, making her just one shy of tying Oprah Winfrey in the category who has 7.  Throughout her Emmy wins, Ripa has shared the honor with her different co-hosts, but this makes the first Emmy win for Consuelos as co-host.


Kelly and Mark revealed on Emmy night they were actually in London visiting their daughter, Lola and had made the travel plans long ago before this year’s Emmys came around.

When it was time for her to make her speech to the audience and the cameras at home, Kelly shared: “I just want to say, first and foremost, thank you, Mark, for being an incredible, incredible partner. You make it look easy and it is not easy and the ease at which you do this job inspires me and all of us every single day. ” Ripa also went on to thank the producers, EP Michael Gelman, everyone at the show behind the scenes, and the loyal audience at home for watching every single day.

Mark expressed: I would have said, my dad always told me to marry somebody who’s better than you and try to work with people who are way better than you as well. So, I’ve done both those things. So ,thank you. Thank you for holding me up. I appreciate it.”

Watch Kelly and Mark celebrate their Daytime Emmy victory on ‘Live’ below.

Now let us know, happy that Kelly and Mark took home the gold, for their first Emmy season together as co-hosts? Comment below.

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The upcoming third season cast of Peacock’s Traitors, hosted by Alan Cummings, has been revealed and it includes a plethora of reality stars, including former All My Children, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless star, Chrishell Stause.

Most recently, Stause has been a mainstay of the hit reality-real estate series, Selling Sunset. In addition, Chrishell is also heading down under come July to tape a guest star run on long-running soap Neighbours.

The synopsis for Traitors reads: Alan Cummings “plays host to 21 larger-than-life personalities who come together to compete in a series of missions with the objective of earning a cash prize of up to $250,000. The catch? Hidden amongst the Faithful contestants are the Traitors, whose goal is to eliminate the Faithful and claim the prize for themselves. Under the cover of darkness, the Traitors ‘murder’ contestants one by one, but if the Faithful can banish all the Traitors before the end of the game, they’ll split the incredible prize.”

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The new season will be set in a remote castle in the Scottish Highlands. The cast includes: Britney Spears’ ex-husband Sam Asghari (who also appeared in The Bay), Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval, Bob the Drag Queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race; Dorinda Medley, Robyn Dixon, Dolores Catania and Chanel Ayan from the “Real Housewives” franchise, Ciara Miller from Summer House; Zac Efron’s brother Dylan; former ‘Bachelorette’ Gabby Windey, as well as Wells Adams from “Bachelor Nation.” In addition look for Britney Haynes and Danielle Reyes from Big Brother; plus Survivor stars: Carolyn Wiger, Jeremy Collins, Rob Mariano and Tony Vlachos.

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Traitors is produced by Studio Lambert with Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Sam Rees-Jones, Rosie Franks, Jack Burgess and Tim Harcourt serving as executive producers. No word yet on the release date for season 3.

Check out the cast reveal for season 3 below. Then let us know what you think about the names in the show and if you will be checking out Chrishell and company when it finally streams on Peacock via the comment section.


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Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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