It’s official: All My Children has been canceled. ABC delivered the news in a shocking double elimination, axing AMC and One Life to Live on the same day.
Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan Santos on the series, has already released a statement. “All My Children means so much more to me than any place,” she said of the set where she and husband Mark Consuelos met. “We had our children there, it was a big part of our lives, and I think that to cancel a show that has been on television for so many years, what are you going to replace it with?”
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Susan Lucci, soap opera Queen, recently appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the possibility that All My Children’s epic run may be coming to an end. You can hear her comments in the video above. News first broke on TV Squad that ABC was considering calling it quits on the long-running soap.
But, Lucci didn’t have a whole lot to offer on the rumors. “We’ll see,” she said of possible cancellation. Lucci also said the show has many “passionate” fans in its corner. But ratings for the show are dramatically down (34% from last year), and it’s in last place.
And that does not bode well for the soap, which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci has been with the show for its entire run.
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The six women of The Talk (Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, Julie Chen and Marissa Jaret Winokur) talked a great deal to Entertainment Tonight cameras. The crew stopped by a photo shoot for the series to ask each of the ladies how she felt about her five co-hosts. You can view the results in the video above.
The Talk is a highly-anticipated new talk show, scheduled to debut on CBS October 18. Each of the six women are mothers, with children ranging in ages. They will spend their time discussing current events, sharing stories and talking to the studio audience. Somewhere in the midst of it all, they’ll take the time to conduct interviews with celebs.
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Update: Bob Barker has now withdrawn his earlier statements. He spoke to Entertainment Weekly hours after his comments, saying that Drew Carey has been “charming and complimentary, and he had me on [The Price is Right] to plug my book…to think that I would say anything derogatory about him is idiocy.”
“He does the show differently than I did,” Bob Barker said of his Price Is Right replacement Drew Carey. Barker was cornered by paparazzi recently, taking the time to answer questions about his old hosting gig and his one-time on-screen cameo with Adam Sandler.
“I tried to make the show really exciting…and [Drew Carey] doesn’t do that. He just plays the games,” Barker said. But at least he still uses the skinny microphone, right?
Bob Barker is now retired from the hosting biz, and spends much of his time golfing - but he’s still got it. When asked about his appearance in the Adam Sandler flick Happy Gilmore, Bob Barker smiled. “Young men love that movie…and they’re always asking me…could I beat up Adam Sandler?” He laughed. “Adam Sandler couldn’t even beat up Regis Philbin!”
Now, there’s a throwdown we’d like to see.
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
In Treatment: Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger will be working out her issues on the coming season of the HBO show. The Oscar nominee will reportedly play a “formerly big star” who is suffering from anxiety over her career. A return date for Treatment has not yet been announced.
Tori Spelling may soon add “talk show host” to her resume.
The 36-year-old actress currently in discussions with ABC to front a new show with a male co-host. According to the Los Angeles Times, the network is reportedly looking for a “Will & Grace vibe between Spelling and her as-yet-undiscovered BFF.”
The program is still, though, in the very early stages of development.
Tori is, of course, quite comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to her work on Beverly HIlls, 90210 and So NoTORIous, she is still an Oxygen fixture thanks to her reality show with husband Dean McDermott. Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood is in the middle of its fifth season.
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While it was inevitable that Victor Newman’s character would return in some form, fans of The Young and the Restless should be happy to know that the actor hasn’t changed.
After nearly a month of negotiations with his bosses (and public discussions with the media), soap opera vet Eric Braeden has agreed to return to the long-running CBS drama. The 68-year-old’s change of heart came just one week after telling Entertainment Weekly that he was done for good.
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Ellen DeGeneres hasn’t started appearing on episodes of American Idol yet, but Hollywood is lining up to wow her with vocal effects. Or, Jennifer Aniston was just promoting her new film The Goree Girls. Either way, how many opportunities do you really get to hear this actress singing a ditty on daytime?
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With soap opera relic Guiding Light going off the air, CBS is looking at a daytime programming gap they haven’t had to worry about for six decades. You see, Guiding Light is so dusty is used to run on CBS radio. It’s been on CBS TV since 1952. That is a long-running show.
Time to hit the panic button now. So what’s CBS going to do to fill the gap left by this extremely old (and obviously highly successful) daytime drama? How about dredging up an almost equally-ancient game show and shoving it back onto the schedule?
And I’m pretty sure that’s how the pitch went when the network decided to breathe new life into Let’s Make a Deal, that “choose a door” delight once emceed by the irreplaceable Monty Hall. Will you ride away in a brand new car…or get stuck with a goat?
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Daytime icon Oprah Winfrey recently jumped into the fray and media frenzy surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna on her talk show, speaking out against domestic violence and speaking personally to the singing star.
“Love doesn’t hurt,” Winfrey said more than once, contradicting several famous rock songs and more than one long-revered poet. “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again!” She stated passionately.
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