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THIS IS US Mourns Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims At End Of Episode

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If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, at the very end of it, the series used an end title card to honor the victims in the worst case of anti-semitisim murders in American history – that of 11 people at their house of worship.

On October 27th, suspect Robert Bower’s, now facing the death penalty, killed 11 innocent people at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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This Is Us, EP Dan Fogelman and the actors of the series, including Mandy Moore, posted the title card on social media after the show aired, as well as letting everyone know of a charity to support the victim’s families and those injured in the gunfire.

Ironically and importantly, Pittsburgh is  the backdrop of where the Pearson drama of the series takes place over three decades. It stars Moore, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Milo Ventimiglia.

The title card read: “Our hearts are broken. We stand with our television hometown of Pittsburgh.  To learn more about gun violence visit everytown.org”

Fogelman added: “Pittsburgh is our #ThisIsUs hometown. If you’d like to donate to Victims of Terror Fund to support the Pittsburgh community, please text: JEWISHPGH to 41444”

So what did you think of the title card at the end of the episode, and the support shown by the cast to help those in need after the horrific and heartbreaking taking of lives last week? Comment below.

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The card was respectful without being too political. But I want to ask other regular viewers a general question: is “THIS IS US” getting too heavy for its own good? I mean, it’s good drama with terrific actors (Chrissy Metz is simply astonishing) but how about just a bit of humor? I’m starting to feel TOO sad afterwards. Anyone agree?

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I haven’t cried this season. It doesn’t appear to be as heavy, IMO. But, I know “it’s” coming! I feel as though it’s really therapeutic. I have to be fully awake and engaged when I watch it. I can’t be sleepy or paying attention to anything else. It’s simply amazing! But, yes, it can be tough to watch, at times (sad, heavy).

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Carol

I for one am mad. I fell asleep during This Is Us and I wanted so much to see the show. What is wrong with people these days? It is sickening the way people are being shot.I have four mental illness’s and I would never ever do something like this. Not all mentally ill people are sick. I am just saying. I am sorry but I do hope this guy rots in hell. When will this all stop? Enough of hurting and killing people already. We need more love in this world no hate.

Carol
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God Bless everyone.Also I am a big fan of This Is Us. My favorite actor is Justin Hartley, a little humor would be nice once in awhile. The show is very moving and I just love it.

dmr
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Justin Hartley brings humor to the show. He’s definitely a keeper:)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Very respectful. I’m glad they honored the victims, showed support and acknowledged the horror. Wonderful show that depicts life in all its ups and downs. Fitting that they took the time to express condolences.

Much respect.

Shay
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Since it seems that “primetime” subjects are still part of this website, I do have to wonder where was the breathless thread heralding the smash success of ABC’s latest series, “The Conners?” (Did I miss it????) As we were treated to one after another article here featuring relentless Roseanne bashing, one would at least expect a follow-up covering the wholly predictable aftermath of the network’s decision to not only fire this woman, but in a particularly vindictive move, kill off her character in a revamped version of what is no longer her eponymous series. Instead, we have crickets! Could it… Read more »

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SHAY! It’s funny that you mentioned this, today! I was JUST thinking the same thing. The previews looked awful. My boss told me last week that the show was tanking. I loved the new Roseanne. I wasn’t a fan of the initial series, but the reboot was hysterical. I’m not condoning what Roseanne said/did; however, if a Democrat/Liberal said something similar about a Conservative White Male, we would not be having this conversation. #doublestandard

Shay
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@AVP….The same thing could be said for the repugnant Alec Baldwin and his flop of a pathetic little chatfest, also on ABC!!! They sure do know how to pick the winners over at that network, eh? But, of course, he gets one chance after another regardless of his extremely bad behavior…double standard, indeed!!! Although I don’t think anyone could truly defend what Roseanne said, I do believe that after all the other impolitic things being uttered these days that it was extreme to be so singularly punitive with this woman, especially given her history of mental illness. If only ABC… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

UPDATE: Alec’s show has just been relegated to the Saturday night graveyard slot. Great move, ABC!!!!!

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Shay, Could you be MORE OFFENSIVE! This page is about the murder of innocent Jewish people and a show that honored their lives/paid respect with a mention. This IS NOT the page to air your political gripes about “fair play” to Roseanne. Pick another page you insensitive troll!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Have some respect, Shay, and save your whining for an appropriate page. I don’t even know why Michael Fairman puts the majority of your inappropriate comments through. You’re offensive on every level.

And hypocrite is putting it mildly! You jump on the bandwagon, as usual, and tell Timmm how we shouldn’t be having political discussions on a soap site and yet you’re the first to always open your mouth. You have taken a page which was meant to address THIS IS US and their acknowledgment of the synagogue attack and turned it into one of your hideous diatribes. Shut it!

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MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SHOW! I look forward to watching it every weekend (on my DVR). It is AMAZING! Everyone is perfectly cast and so talented.

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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