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Traci Lords and More Special Guests Join Van Hansis & Kit Williamson in New Episodes of EastSiders on LogoTV!

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Fans who have waiting a few months to find out what happened to our new favorite messed-up on-screen couple, Thom and Cal of EastSiders wont have to wait much longer, when the series returns this coming Tuesday in it’ new online home LogoTV.com!  That means soap fans can see more of ATWT favorite Van Hansis and EastSiders creator, Kit Williamson in the leading roles!  But in addition, to this talented duo, EastSiders has announced some very intriguing and fun guest stars who will be woven into the fabric of the story in their latest press release below!

Official EastSiders Press Release: LogoTV.com announced last week that it had secured the rights to the highly-anticipated web series EastSiders, the dark comedy about a gay couple struggling through the aftermath of infidelity in greater Los Angeles. Written and directed by award-winning playwright Kit Williamson, EastSiders is comprised of nine episodes, with the first three premiering April 23rd  at 4PMESTon LogoTV.com and new episodes posting each Tuesday at 4 PM ET.

When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Cal’s best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they’re all in her head. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?  Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives.

Gay Icon Traci Lords (“Cry Baby,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” “Devil May Call”) guest stars in episode 4 as Cal’s outspoken mother Val. Out gay actor Sean Maher (“Firefly,” “The Playboy Club,” and the upcoming Joss Wheedon adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing,”) has a recurring role as Paul, a handsome gallery owner. Brea Grant (“Heroes,” “Dexter”) guest stars in episode 5 as the show’s first lesbian character, Jeremy’s sister Bri. Stephen Guarino, whose other work includes three seasons of Logo’s “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” returns as the eccentric party promoter Quincy. He can most recently be seen playing the role of Derrick in “Happy Endings” on ABC and will appear as on the new NBC series “The Gates.” David Blue (“Stargate Universe,” “Ugly Betty”) guest stars in episode 6 as David, a love interest for Quincy.

EastSiders is written and directed by Kit Williamson and produced by Chrissy Dodson, John Halbach, Kristyne Elizabeth Fetsic, Jonathan Stahl, Jaz Moore and Beth Wheatley.

So are you excited to see Kit and Van again in all-new episodes of EastSiders?  What do you think of the guest star line-up? Let us know!

 

 

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I’m excited that LogoTV decided to invest in this beautiful webseries. My only wish is that they’d air the series on television and finally adapt their stations to HD with cable companies!

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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