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Van Hansis tells fans why he did not submit himself for Daytime Emmys!

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The burning question on many fans of On-Air On-Soaps and of actor,Van Hansis, (Ex-Luke, As the World Turns) was why the actor did not throw his name into the hat for Daytime Emmy competition, as we reported here yesterday.  Van’s name is missing on the pre-pre nomination ballot.

Last evening on Van’s facebook page he took time to answer his legions of fans as to why, even though he seemed a shoo-in to get a nomination, he chose not to participate in the Emmy game.  Hansis posted: “Thank you all for saying how much I deserve that award. That is wonderful and kind and it melts my cold cold heart. But this year, what it came down to for me was how much did I want it, and I know “I could have been a contender” (Raging Bull, 1980, bet I’m the first soap actor to reference that!?! ) I realized I didn’t want it that much to go through the hoopla that comes along with it. I only ever wanted to win to tell my parents how much their support meant to me, and I did, privately, and it was awesome.”

Van also answered a line of questioning about his thoughts on his former castmate, Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Ex-Reid, ATWT) chances on winning the gold in the Supporting Actor category in which ESS is entered. Van stated simply, “I am very excited for him. I know he is gonna win.”

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Tracy
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Tracy

It was so great of Van to come on and let his fans know not only that he chose not to submit for the Emmys but his reasons for doing so as well. Van is a very talented actor and it’s only a matter of time before we get to see him in bigger and better things. And what he said about his parents makes so many of us love him even more.

Denise Robinson
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Denise Robinson

Thanks for posting the information about VH’s choice to not submit himself this year. Wishing him nothing but the best in his future.

DH
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DH

I am so proud of the amazingly talented Van Hansis! But I’m frustrated that he didn’t submit his work because he would have won, certainly.

limeybird2 (Karen)
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limeybird2 (Karen)

And the reason why he gave for not submitting his name for nomination for the Daytime Emmy’s is the reason we love him so much & respect him & his work.
He also said that he followed his heart.

Stefanie
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Stefanie

Aw, that’s too bad. He definitely deserved at least a nomination. I’m glad it was his choice and not some snub (unfortunately, other writers are not as professional as Michael Fairman, and that’s all I’ll say about that). His reasons make a lot of sense, though, and I respect them.

mmc
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mmc

yes it’s true, Michael is so professional always!

mmc
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mmc

I’m so sad about him not submitting himself because I like so many others think his acting was beyond compare in 2010.But if this is his choice i can only respect it.Not only is he a wonderful actor but he’s a sweet and gracious man.There’s no one else like him….i will love him and be his fan forever !

Liz
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Liz

As a fan, I fully support Van’s decision. I don’t care much for daytime Emmy, I only wanted it for Van but if he didn’t want to go through the hoopla then he didn’t have to.

All I want to hear is news about The Occupant and his future projects.

George
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George

Van: Whereever you are, whatever you do, I have only best wishes for you. You mesmerized viewers and fans around the world including me with your realistic and outstanding portrayal of Luke (my all time favorite character on ATWT, Eric playing Reid being a close second). May you be blessed abundantly in all aspects of life.

soapy
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soapy

“I coulda been a contender” is from On the Waterfront, not Raging Bull. (Just sayin’.)

mmc
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mmc

It is from On the Waterfront, but it’s also from Raging Bull.Robert De Niro uttered those exact words when he portrayed Jake La Motta.Van was so right!

Michelle
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Michelle

Ditto! You are exactly right. Van was correct. 🙂

Linda
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Linda

I really wish Van would have entered the emmy’s for his fans! We want him to win so badly and know he deserves it more than anyone. I love Eric and thought he was phenominal in his role as the great Dr. O, but VAN did the most with the character he was given and he could say more with a look than any other actor could say with a thousand words! He MADE that romance the BEST it could possibly be….of course, Eric did his part. I think these two had the BEST chemistry, bar none, I have ever… Read more »

conchs82
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conchs82

Actually, it was quite a relief that Van did not submit a tape (or whatever they do) for the nominations. I would’ve had a hard time if they both ended up in the same category. It makes things easier for me–now I can root for Eric and send all of my positive thoughts his way. I think he will win! Van was exceptional in 2010 and everyother year and his body of work as Luke Snyder stands for itself. His trailblazing role was inspiring to many people-gay or straight-who wanted to live their lives proud of who they are.

Linda
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Linda

I feel Van and Eric should joinly submit for the emmy because, let’s face it, neither would have been that phenenominal without the other….They were truly the best of the best and, together it was just pure magic….

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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