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Van Hansis new film "Occupant" – Check out the new trailer!

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Van Hansis’s (Luke, ATWT)  first feature film Occupant has a brand new longer trailer that was released within in the last 24 hours.   When Van in his recent interview with On-Air On-Soaps discussed how fantastic the cinematography was, he was not kidding!  The trailer is spooky, eerie, and riveting enough to make you want to see more.

You will also see Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) playing the doorman in the building that this whole psychological/horror film takes place.

Watch Van after the jump in Occupant!

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Thank you for this! I can’t wait for “Occupant” to be released! That looks fantastic, especially with Van in it!

“When Van in his recent interview with On-Air On-Soaps discussed how fantastic the cinematography was, he was not kidding! The trailer is spooky, eerie, and riveting enough to make you want to see more.” That’s totally true! I love it!

This trailer is great and the movie looks fantastic! I adore that Van choose to do this film: he is doing so wonderful in it! Thank you.

Van does a beautiful work in this trailer. I am impatient to watch the whole movie! Thank you for the news about this movie.

As i’m not a fan of “scary movies” normally I wouldn’t watch it.But since i’m such a fan of Van I’ll grit my teeth and watch it.He’s so fabulous, isn’t he.I’m loving him!

Oh yes, you totally should watch this film if only because Van does a fantastic job in it. Plus, Van said it is more of a psychological thriller. It has gothic effects and that’s beautifully done. And I love Van too!!

Van said that this movie is a thriller that “f*cks with your head”. I am totally for that kind of movies and Van Hansis playing the leading role is like Heaven for me.

Does anyone know how we can write to Van Hansis, follow his career, and know if he does any personal appearances.I’d appreciate any info.I’m missing him on ATWT and missing him with Eric S. Stevens too.I’d also like info about Eric.Thanks ….

You can write to Van at the following addresses:

vanhansis@officialatwtfanclub.com

As for following his career, I suggest visiting his Facebook page or one of the unofficial fan sites dedicated to him.

His Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488016478

Unofficial fan sites:
http://community.livejournal.com/van_hansis_fans/
http://forums.vanhansis.net/index/
http://twitter.com/van_hansis_fans
http://www.occupantmovie.com/

Thank you for all those links. I am impatient for more news from Van Hansis.

Thanks Stefanie, I appreciate your help…now I need some info on Eric if anyone has any!

Michael, thank you for the infos about this awesome movie!

When will this be out….and where?i can’t wait an I’m getting so antsy waiting around to see Van again I wonder if he has any fan events planned.I’ve never been to one, but all my life I was so committed to parents, Husband, Children, grandchildren, Job, but now I have more freedom than ever before, so now it’s my time .

Does anyone know if Van will be doing any other fan appearances or anything. Have been hearing talk about something next year.

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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.

So, looking forward to the Golden Globes and seeing Justin and Amanda? Comment below.

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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.

Share your well-wishes for a speedy recovering to John via the comment section below.

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