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UPDATE: Not so Fast … AMC's Alicia Minshew in discussions with Prospect Park!

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News today out of Soap Opera Digest has that All My Children’s, Alicia Minshew (Kendall) who told The Hollywood Reporter last week in an interview that she was ready to try new things and move on from Pine Valley, but would consider recurring on AMC when it moves online,  is now in serious discussions with Prospect Park!

Minshew stated, “I don’t want anyone to think that I would ever give up on the show. I mean, if I just walked away and said, ‘No, thank you,’ to Prospect Park, that would be one thing, but what I’ve said is, ‘I am open to being a part of this, if you can make it work for me and my family.’ Nothing has been worked out with me yet; we’re trying to figure things out and figure out what is going to work out best for me given that at some point, I have to return to the East Coast,” (where her husband businesses are based). “My agent has been telling them, ‘Listen, forget about any interview about, “She wants to move on to other things.” What it boils down to, really, is what is going to be best for Alicia and her family. Does she want to be a part of it? Yes. Can you make this work for her and her family? We don’t know.’ So that’s what we’re talking about.”

Alicia also stated the discussions with PP are going well! “They are really nice and really smart and they get it. They understand about family, which I love. It’s really promising. I have my fingers crossed. I am hopeful that they’ll make it work for me and the rest of the Herschenfeld clan.”

So there is hope in Camp Minshew after all.  So stay tuned!

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Brian T
Brian T

Love you Alicia!

leah
leah

Rock on!!! love the soaps… tell Fronzie to hurry up and drink the kool aide- we are moving on and up in spite of his subterfuge and sabotage of soap families and viewers.. thank you prospect park for not being lame or evil like abc.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I love you, too, Alicia! 🙂

Blake
Blake

Good! They could use her!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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