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Van Hansis & Kit Williamson New EastSiders Episode Tackles More Infidelity & Abortion!


In a riveting episode six of’s hit series, EastSiders, the action was more intense, complex, and heartbreaking all at the same time.  That is thanks due in large part the creative vision of series creator and writer, Kit Williamson for his look at the complexities of human life including: the the lies we tell to protect those we love, and what we do to save ourselves, no matter what the cost.  What Williamson does so well, is make every single character on the canvas pretty much people to care about and root for, no matter what choices they have may have made in their lives.

On episode six, it is Cal (Williamson) who is again cheating on Thom (Van Hansis), while Thom is trying very hard to rectify what we did months ago by first cheating with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon).  Cal realizes this time, he has cheated with a guy with a ring on his finger! And Thom may be on to the fact that Cal slept with Jeremy, too! Meanwhile Kathy (Constance Wu) has an abortion, in some tough scenes and never told her boyfriend Ian (John Halback) about the whole situation.

There is much to love in this series, but the performance by Constance Wu, John Halback, Van Hansis and Kit Williamson were an emotional treat in episode six, that leaves the viewers wanting more.

Watch this week’s episode of EastSiders after the jump! Then let us know your thoughts on the episode! New episodes of EastSiders debut every week at 3PM on Tuesday’s exclusively on!

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I think this series is riveting. I watched episodes 3 – 6 yesterday. Much better than 1 and 2. They seemed brighter and less depressing. The characters are infroduced so well. The viewer really gets to know them. Cal’s manager and the chap in the convertible were also interesting characters and well-played. The music selections also work well.

Van Hansis’s role is not like Luke, so the viewer shouldn’t expect a Luke, Noah, Reid story. Van’s acting is stellar. My only wish is that his hair would be a bit shorter. (Here we are talking about his hair again just like the As The World Tunrs days!)

Riveting?A bunch of characters screwing each other behind one anothers backs?Hardly.

I’m disappointed with all the infidelity in the series. Sends a bad message and plays into the negative perceptions of gay men as a whole.

It’s ironic that the female cast membrs(Wu & Lords) are giving the stronger performances.Van is seemingly sleepwalking through his performances.And let’s not forget the Femme Fatale,Kit Williamson.

I wanted to like this series, simply because Van Hansis is in it. It just seems to be a mess though. I thought Episode 6 had way too much going on. In Episode 1, I thought Cal really loved Thom. Now it’s so obvious he doesn’t love him at all. I keep hoping the series will get better, simply because Van deserves better!!

Since when is there ever a serious (objective) dialogue about Van or his career.Everything is always Liza Minnelli “terrific”.Truth be told,though the “Actor of his generation” has more than proven himself worthy,there are plenty of clinkers along the road to glory.”Occupant” isn’t a particularly good film,nor is Van’s performance in it.”Eastsiders” seems to find Van Hansis “reacting” more than acting.No technique whatsoever.It’s a complete failure with no hint of the usual Hansis magic.

So true. I know the magic is there; I just haven’t seen it in this series.

I am loving this but the dreadful continuity in it totally distracts me from the plot!! Kit please see that future episodes don’t have this! One minute Cal has a bag, next he doesn’t. Glass empty next it’s half full. One Cal’s sleeve is up, next it’s down. Hair messed up next its flat as! Aaaaaahhhhh sort it out please!!!!!

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

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