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Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Produces Video For Juneteenth Day Featuring Several Soap Notables

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Today is Juneteenth, Freedom Day, which recognizes the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy.

For it, The Young and the Restless Mishael Morgan (Amanda) produced an inspiring and emotional video.  She is joined her Y&R co-stars: Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R), Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R), Bryton James (Devon), Sean Dominic (Nate), as well as Daytime Emmy winner and a nominee again this year, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim, GH) for this video entitled, “The I Have a Dream Project”.

The Project was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement and was created in Honor of Juneteenth (Freedom Day). In the video, Mishael and her soap friend and others perform a modern reinterpretation of the “I Have a Dream Speech” that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.  During this speech King called for civil and economic rights and also an end to racism & segregation in the United States. It still remains to this day, one of the most iconic speeches in American History.

Today, according to the project, they are attempting to “bring this “dream” alive with the collaboration of actors from diverse backgrounds, age, race, sexual orientation and countries. Everyone put their own unique cadence on the words originally spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King. We are attempting to display unity and the fact that we are all more alike than different. Actor’s use the words of this iconic speech to create a personal emphatic monologue while adding a unique modern spin. Through this visual representation we are hoping to continue to inspire social justice reform and simulate conversations that address systemic racism on a global scale… times have changed but the message remains the same! The dream of one American hero, now lives in the hearts of people from all over the world. Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for giving us the words and a dream that continues to inspire us.”

Watch “The I Have a Dream Project” below, then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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K/kay

I pray for all of you but you are completely whacked if you think burning buildings tearing down statues beating the crap out of people is going to impress anyone all I see is I hope Jesus comes soon the only kneeling I do is in front of my savior and yes their had been horrible past but to say we are still living it no way ! Obama would not have been elected twice if we were indeed a racist nation Oprah Winfrey would not have been one of the wealthiest people in America if our country was racist!… Read more »

Jim
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many keep mentioning there is no Hitler Statue in Germany but that has not prevented many racist people from stop hating Jewish people..so i dont think removing and destroying statues will stop anything…

Satan
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Not only are there no Hitler statues in Germany, there are no pro-Nazi memorials of any kind, nor are any depictions of Nazi logos allowed. For example, the band “KISS” has to alter their logo on their album covers in Germany, because the “SS” part of the logo actually resembles the symbol for Hitler’s SS. So KISS albums pressed in Germany have something like two backward Z’s where the SS would be. Contrast this with the use of the confederate symbology in the USA. Just like Naziism, it was a destructive force, based on racism, that totally destroyed the country… Read more »

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Here here, Satan! Well said!

Sandi
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Sandi

Thanks Satan!!

soapfan
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soapfan

White people (myself included) have NO business saying there is no racism in America. It’s like a man saying menstrual cramps don’t exist because he doesn’t have them. It’s time for white people to sit down and be quiet. We have had 400 years to say ridiculous, uninformed and harmful things about race. It’s enough.

DMRR
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Thank you, YES!

Jim
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Jim

Im sorry but while Dr King was a great civil rights leader…he disliked gays. lesbians, transgender people and also cheated on his wife…he may talked unity but not for all when it comes to same sex couples ect.-his own family admitted it ////im totally for equality for all and nothing against Juneteenth-anything that brings people together is great and justice for all…maybe this comment wont make it but i think the truth be known if people want to expose all bigotry in this country!!!

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Jim, I am an African American and I agree with just about everything you said. But, a man cheating on his wife has nothing to do with fighting for equality. Until all (Black, White, Hispanic. Asian and Indian) can see and be treated as equals, there is no progress. As long as someone is denied because of the color of their skin or orientation, there is no progress. Just because this is 2020, it doesn’t mean that we view each other fairly. As long as a people of color have to express/chant Black lives matter in a public forum to… Read more »

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i agree with you mostly too…the thing is maybe he would had changed we will never know,,,i dont hate the man-i even think he would had made a great president….maybe everyone in the past would think different if they were with us today-i would love to think so…maybe General Custer would think differently too,,,but what people thought then were never given the chance to think differently now…and he too was discussed about cheating on his wife…so if im willing to give MLK a pass why cant others think the same of the horrible things people done and thought since the… Read more »

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Jim,

Martin Luther King Jr. was a MAN, not the second coming of Christ. You would be hard-pressed to find a religious leader who came to prominence in the 1950s who was a pro-trans suppoter. Even some of the most liberal Americans would have had reservations 60-70 years ago. People evolve and change. If he were alive today perhaps his views regarding the lgbtq community would be different. To evolve is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, he did not have the chance. Whatever the case, his fortitude and fight against racism is unmatched and should be celebrated.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great post!

Satan
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Jim, I don’t think it’s fair to assume Dr. King was a homophobe. Sexual orientation wasn’t as well understood in those days as it is now, and certainly not within the evangelical religious community, which of course was where Dr. King came from. Like most people of the time, he probably assumed that people “chose” to be gay, and could therefore “unchoose” it at anytime. Yeah, it sounds completely ridiculous now, but that was the prevailing mentality of the day. One of MLK’s mentors & advisors in the civil rights movements was a gay man named Bayard Rustin. Rustin actually… Read more »

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Congratulations Mishael Morgan and Tenika Davis. I appreciate seeing Dr. King’s speech performed so beautifully. I hope white soap fans like me watch and really think about the message. #blacklivesmatter

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I thought it was exceptionally done and applaud Ms. Morgan and Ms. Davis on bringing together such a diverse number of people. I believe it made it even more powerful than had all the participants been black.

If, I have one complaint it was that the “cast” are not named in the credits. Some I obviously recognized immediately but it would be nice to know all who took part.

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Briana Lane Wraps Her Run As Brook Lynn On General Hospital

Monday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the last episode of Briana Lane in the role of Brook Lynn Quartermaine. Lane took over the role while Amanda Setton was on maternity leave.

In story, Brook Lynn tells her father, Ned she needs some distance and is leaving town, so she is heading to Bensonhurst.  She tells Valentin, she is leaving Port Charles and he wishes her luck,  But hold the phone! After Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) exits Brook Lynn pulls out a pregnancy test!  Is she preggers with Valentin’s bi0-child?  Guess the story will play out when Amanda Setton returns.

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Lane took to her Twitter account to thank the fans and GH for being part of the show even if it was short-lived, expressing: Last day on #GH Effortlessly talented captain of the ship @valentinifrank ,goddess  @lisalocicerogh, guiding light @wallykurth … still had tears in my eyes from Wally + I’s last scene as father + daughter. TY to everyone for all the sweet responses, goodbyes + wishes tonight!!”

Prior to that, Lane shared an additional message on her departure: “Playing the role of Brook Lynn Quartermaine on @GeneralHospital has been an absolute joy + honor. Feel lucky to have been surrounded by such a gifted cast, kind crew + passionate producers these past 4 months + it’s an experience that I will always hold close to my heart.  And HUGE thank you to all the fans who have been so welcoming to the new kid! Your support has meant the world. Passing the baton back to beautiful + mega talented Amanda Setton. Looking forward to watching what will definitely be a new and exciting chapter for BLQ!”

So, check out Briana’s tweeted below, then let us know if you will miss her in the role of Brook Lynn, and if you think the character will be pregnant when they bring Brook Lynn back when Amanda Setton returns via the comment section.

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Tyler Christopher Shares “After a Near Death Experience … I’m Ready to Start Over Again and Get Back to Work”

Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher, took to his Instagram account to let his fans. former colleagues, and friends know that he is headed back to California to continue his acting career and get back to what he loves to do most – turn in those amazing performance that soap audiences have come to know during his runs as Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital and Stefan O DiMera on Days of our Lives.

In his post Christopher explained:Coming back to California. Miss you friends. After a near death experience in December, doesn’t matter. I’m ready to start over again and get back to work. Can’t wait to see you all!”

Tyler had moved to Indiana, and as had been reported he had struggles with his battles for sobriety, and ultimately his wife Brienne Pedrigo filed for divorce.

 

Now, turning the page and creating a new chapter in his life, Tyler is looking forward to being back in Hollywood, and his friends and co-stars are definitely rooting him on including: Greg Vaughan (Ex-Lucky, GH Ex-Eric, DAYS) who shared, “Let’s GO” while GH’s Maura West (Ava) sent him a comment full of hearts, and the former Steven Lars of GH, Scott Reeves, expressed, “Amen bro! Happy for you.”

Check out Tyler’s post below.  Then let us know, where you would like to see Tyler next … on a soap, film, daytime, primetime? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Legendary ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Alex Trebek Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Heartbreaking news for everyone today as the beloved multi-Daytime Emmy winning host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, has died at the age of 80 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trebek passed away Sunday morning surrounded by loved ones and died at his home, according to a spokesperson

The game show has announced that Alex hosted episodes will air through December 25th and that his last day tape day in the studio was October 29th.  Trebek became host of the show with its revival back in 1984.

 

Alex went public about his condition in March 2019, and consistently updated fans on his health via social media, on episodes of Jeopardy!, and through  frequent interviews.  While he was under contract until 2022, the iconic host continued to tape episodes as he said it helped him cope with his illness, along with the interactions with the players on the show and his enduring fans.

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Having won the Daytime Emmy seven times as Outstanding Game Show Host as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, those were only some of the big moments in his career, for Trebek also is in the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting more than 8,200 Jeopardy!, the most ever for a single game show.

Mike Richards, the current executive producer of the game show said in a statement: “This is an enormous loss for the Jeopardy! staff, crew and all of Alex’s millions of fans. He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of courage I have ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever.”

Meanwhile, heartfelt condolences and grief are being shared all over social media today on Trebek’s passing from celebrities such as: Ellen DeGeneres, Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds, John Legend and more, and most of all, from former contestants and beloved fans of the series.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the loss of Alex Trebek via the comment section below.  But first, watch this moment from the November 6th episode of Jeopardy! that illustrates the impact Alex had on people’s lives.

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