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Tainted Dreams Releases Its First Three Episodes With Soap Star Cast!

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Sonia Blangiardo’s highly awaited series, Tainted Dreams had its first look debut today courtesy of Michael Logan at TV Guide Magazine!

The first three episodes of the web series which is a story of a soap set within-a-soap will premiere in early 2014, and features an all-star soap cast of formers stars from All My Children, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Guiding Light and One Life to Live!

At the epicenter is Alicia Minshew who plays Angelica Caruso, the woman steering the ship of the soap opera, Painted Dreams!  There is some steamy action right off the bat with the characters played by Michael Lowry as Jordan, Natalia Livingston as Liza Park, Terri Ivens as Kassandra Bentley, Walt Willey as Gregory Ashford, Austin Peck as Max Hillstone, and Grant Aleksander as Adam Clark.

We loved seeing former Edge of Night and AMC favorite, Larkin Malloy in his new role on the series as Harry Steinman, and Bobbie Eakes as network executive Courtney Parish, and Kelley Hensley as  Veronica!   Anthony Wilkinson is along for the ride in a key role of Anthony DiGiacomo, who has an endearing friendship with Minshew’s Angelica, even though they work together.

There looks to be plenty of drama to come by the looks of the end of the third episode! Now watch Tainted Dreams after the jump! Let us know what you thought of it?  What character or actor did you enjoy seeing the most?

 

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Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck

It looks interesting and its nice to see so many veteran performers in the series. It would have been nice if the three parts had been one full episode, but aside from that, think the show can have lots of twists and turns.

Rich
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Rich

Three episodes,three home runs! The soap “purists” will complain about the language and sex,but it’s obviously not meant for them. I’m already liking it more than i do “Venice”,which i love. Great to see so many familiar faces again. Will definitely watch more.

leslie
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leslie

Too raw

Harvey Allen
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Harvey Allen

Loved it!!! more more more, please!

Kate
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Kate

Only watched the first episode. Not my kind of soap. Way too much bed hopping.

Kate
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Kate

Update……watched the next two . Still don’t like the first one. The next two were good. Loved seeing Bobbie Eakes , Walt Wiley and Alicia Minshew. I will watch and hope it stays interesting.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Agree. I like steamy sex scenes as much as anyone, but only when they belong in the context of the story. The sex scenes in the first episode were totally gratuitous. But, good luck to them on the project.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Their release timing was perfect because I was able to watch all three during my lunch hour. They were all wonderful, but Kelley was phenomenal – as per usual.

denisefan
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denisefan

Tainted Dreams is not ready for broadcast. Each episode has a voice-over narrative that is preachy and badly attempts to make the scattered scenes coherent. The first three episodes are 6 min, 4.5 min, and 9.5 min in length respectively — a time that, if combined, doesn’t reach the broadcast length of one episode of the Bold and the Beautiful. While I love the cast, the plot is vague and not compelling. Looks like more emphasis was placed on casting than the story. That a fictitious soap opera studio is the setting of this supposed serial demonstrates how ill-prepared the… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I don’t know what you were watching but I watched TD. The first three episodes very clearly established many characters, identified relationships and set up several stories. I don’t think anyone expects on line programming to be as long as on air programming.

denisefan
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denisefan

Hi Mark,

The “episodes” did not establish characters. It introduced some in a very cliche way. They offer no compelling reason to watch other than the opportunity to see former soap actors. Strong characters and compelling storytelling make a serial successful — not a voice-over show with clips that offer as much posing than acting.

Perhaps Tainted Dreams would have a better chance of success if the cast wrote the scripts.

su0000
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su0000

Ohhh WOW!

Walt Willey ! Walt Willey ! Walt Willey !

LOVE THAT MAN! so great to him, once again.. 🙂

I really like the real life reality we can see on the internet..
Making love is not porn..
It is a huge part of human-beings! .. not a hidden sin..
Network TV is too censored for the 21st century..
Thanks to the powers for internet programming, and for all the Netflix originals, too!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

This looks awesome. Love ’em all, but I’ve loved Larkin Malloy since EON. Can’t wait for the series. Best of luck to all involved.

Becky
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Becky

That was goooood! I especially liked seeing all the old AMC actors. Anyone know where you can usually see these? How many they made? How often they will come out?

Candice Wilson
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Candice Wilson

This show is full of drama already just how I like it. I love the cast, but Angelica played by Alicia Minshew is my favorite character. Can’t wait until 2014 to watch more of this show!!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Love it. So many stories going on and so great to see all these actors again. When is Colleen Zenk appearing?

su0000
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su0000

I just view the Tainted Dreams – The Series, Facebook, I like!!

I am going to be a fan!!

(some people are not ready for the uncensored internet programming, but! for us who are ready and enjoying the reality of internet programming, we are in for an awesome 2014 and on into the future!)

lll
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lll

interesting concept. The drama behind a soap opera. It goes to show that the drama behind the scenes is just as juicy as the soap opera. The third one is my favorite since it ties the first two clips together. My favorite scene was when this woman (don’t know her real name) slaps Walt and Natalia’s characters in the face after the scene was over. Hilarious.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

That was Kelly Menighan Hensley who played Emily Stewart on ATWT for years. She’s terrific!

Rich
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Rich

I actually enjoyed it better than the AMC and OLTL reboots. I like the concept of life in the making of a soap..

Daniel
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Daniel

I enjoyed “Tainted Dreams” — Alicia is a natural. I hope the male characters will get to be more than one dimensional.

Patrick
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Patrick

epi. #1. Austin Peck is HOT! talk about growed up and coming in to your own groove! LOL… he surprised me… and, acting with the big dogs….. Yes, there were times when on DAYS it was like… newbie, ingenue, get your bearings… on ATWT… he manned up… and was impressive critics ratings galore… so.. he found his niche writing is all circumspect… Walt Wiley… Same thing! HOT! HOT! HOT! we are talking SEXY! when did this happen? not once did I ever really like him with LA Lucci… facial hair, masculine yourself out! this is big stuff… and Austin and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Michael Lowry is through the roof beefcake… and could always ACT

ML is 45
Kristian Alfonso is 50

could Michael Lowry be the new Bo? let’s get him to DAYS of OUR Lives

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

It was cute and fun to watch, not terribly compelling but hey we all have to give it a chance – wonderful to see some familiar AMC faces.

Kiki Smith
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Kiki Smith

Fabulous Cast, but bad writing and seems very amateur.

VW
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VW

i love the cast, the writing seems a little lame for a soap. but i think with a little adjustments, this could be a hit 🙂

jen
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jen

love it ,cant wait for more hopefully they do more im a true fan of all the actors

Sandy
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Sandy

Has this series already already begone? Where exactly on the internet can I find it?

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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