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TONIGHT: Coat Of Many Colors Starring Y&R’s Alyvia Alyn Lind, With Ex-GH’s Hannah Nordberg & Written By Pam Long!

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Tonight on NBC  presents Dolly Parton’s childhood story pic, Coat Of Many Colors, which premieres at 9PM ET/PT).

Several soap opera notables are part of the production including: Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman, The Young and the Restless) who stars as 9-year-old Dolly.

Coat of Many Colors also stars Jennifer Nettles as Parton’s mother, Rick Schroder as her father and Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. The movie was written by former soap actor and writer Pamela K. Long (Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and Santa Barbara) She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton.

Also in the production is none other than Hannah Nordberg, the former Josslyn Jacks of General Hospital.  Nordberg plays a new friend of the young Dolly in the TV pic.

In a review by the Los Angeles Times they the relate on the writing of the special: ” Much of Long’s best writing — again, not surprising, given her background — occurs in the scenes between Parton’s parents as they work out their difficulties and differences, and Schroder and Nettles take their measure nicely.”

So, will you be checking out Alyvia and Hannah in Coat of Many Colors written by former soap scribe, Pam Long? Comment below!

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DYLAN
DYLAN

I love seeing soap stars working in different projects! I also LOVED Pam Long’s writing. Her Guiding Light was full of heart, and humour, love, and down home classic storytelling. She would be a good fit for any of the 4 remaining soaps except Bold and Beautiful. The one show that needs writing shake-ups never gets any!!

nicholas
nicholas

She might have been good on Guiding Light but she ruined and destroyed my favourite soap Santa Barbara . I pray she never works on daytime soaps ever again ! It ‘s because of her that Santa Barbara got canceled , there were other reasons too .

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I can’t wait to see this movie. I have the DVR set up for it.

Mo
Mo

I think Alyvia is great. I’ll be watching.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Alyvia was great. This kid is going places. Her affectation of a Tennessee accent was so believable. And, her acting not do shabby, either…LOL. Wow!! Impressive!

Erika
Erika

Loved Hannah Nordberg on GH! Still can’t believe Tbtb recast the role over one appearance!! The new Joss has only appeared once!! I’ll definitely watch because of her!

nicholas
nicholas

I abbsolutely hated Pam Long’s writing on Santa Barbara . The whole BJ Walker story which was recycled plot from the rape of Christy Duvall storyline in 1985 ( the Christy one was great and Tricia Cast was brilliant as Christy ) , Cruz divorcing Eden and getting involved with kelly ( a Kelly who by then was atrociously recasted with Eileen Davidson , nothing against Eileen but totally wrong for the Kelly part ) , Ted Capwell recasted with actor Michael Brainard and hooking up and marrying Gina’s daughter Lilly . If Cruz and Eden never returned to the show its because of Pamela Long , Paul Rauch who was executive producer and Susan Lee who was head of NBC . Long had Gina marry Lionel instead of bringing back Justin Deas ‘s Keith and having him remarry Gina , Augusta never returned thanks to Long so no Lionel Augusta reunion , Long introduced strings of newbies on Santa Barbara than no one cared about , although she brought Kim Zimmer on the show her character Jodie had no substance or depth at all . Jodie was no Reva . Of course Santa Barbara ‘s ratings went down and it was canceled . With Dolly she has the story already told ( advantage of biographies ) .

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

What a wonderful vehicle for two-time Emmy®-winner PAMELA K. LONG!! She will always hold a place in my heart for what she did for GL: not only creating the characters of “Reva”, “Alexandra” and “Harley” (and showcasing three of my favorite actresses Zimmer, McKinsey and Ehlers respectively) but she led GL to dethrone powerhouse (and time-slot competitor) GH for three weeks in the summer of 1984. She also lent her talents to TEX and OLTL, as well as SFT and SB (…which both were cancelled on her watch unfortunately!) Bring her to Genoa City (to reunite her with Phelps) where she is sadly and desperately-needed and send Pratt packing once-and-for-all!!

clb
clb

Pam Long was a great writer for Guiding Light. Can we bring her back and GL too?

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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