I am in heaven! The first of All My Children's two-day 40th anniversary celebration aired today and kicked off with the arrival of Hayley (Kelly Ripa) and Mateo (Mark Consuelos). It is fantastic seeing them back, even if it is for such a short amount of time. Hayley's one liners have me rolling. I can't wait to see all the other familiar faces who have been missing from Pine Valley when they pop up today and tomorrow.
One complaint, anniversary episodes should not be wasted on characters like Madison (Stephanie Gatschet). Share your thoughts on AMC's 40th anniversary after the jump. We'll update the post with more screencaps later today. READ MORE
Kelly Ripa spoke with TV Guide Magazine about her upcoming stint back at fomer stomping ground All My Children.
How did it feel to go back to the set? READ MORE It was hard to go back because I knew that once I did I wouldn’t want to leave. And I remembered everything, which is more than I can say for the people at AMC! The crew from Live With Regis and Kelly came over to the soap with me to shoot a segment and they wanted me go to my old dressing room and have the actress who’s using the room now answer the door. [AMC director] Enza Dolce was there to be our production coordinator. So I walk down the hall to my old dressing room and stop at the door and Enza says “Where are you going, Kelly? You’re going to the wrong room.” I said, “No, honey, you’re standing outside the wrong dressing room.” She says “No, this is your dressing room.” I said, “Don’t tell me! I lived in my dressing room for 12 years and *this is my dressing room!” I was like, “Let me give you the tour. Eileen Herlie [Myrtle] was in that room over there, Jennifer Bassey [Marian] was here, Ruth Warrick [Phoebe] was here, Michael Nader [Dimitri] was there, Jimmy Mitchell [Palmer] was there.” I named every person in a row, and then they were mortified. So no matter how important and pivotal I try to make myself out to be on AMC, really nobody remembers me ever having been there.
Former Today host Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer. Gumbel revealed the news to Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis and Kelly where he was filling in for Regis. Watch the segment after the jump. READ MORE
Memories, oh the memories. Are you looking forward to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' return to All My Children for the 40th anniversary? Kelly previewed their time back on Live with Regis and Kelly and there are some great flashbacks included. Watch the clip after the jump. READ MORE
Who says you can't go home again? A-list soap alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are returning to their alma mater, All My Children, for the sudser's 40th anniversary. Ripa, who shot to fame as Adam Chandler's (David Canary) cutie patootie long-lost daughter Hayley Vaughan, opposite Consuelos as Maria's (Eva La Rue) kid brother Mateo Santos, announced the return engagements on her daytime talk show, Live With Regis and Kelly today. This news will come as no surprise for those of you who listen to Daytime Confidential's ABC podcast (DC: 460), as our guest co-host David Ozanich teased it a few weeks back. AMC's 40th anniversary will air Jan. 5.
Renaissance woman Kelly Ripa sounds off on former stomping ground All My Children's move to Los Angeles. The Live with Regis and Kelly host recently spoke with AOL Television about Masters of Reception, the upcoming reality show that she and husband Mark Consuelos are producing, when the news that rocked the soap world came up. READ MORE
Speaking of All My Children, are you both sad about the news that the production is moving from New York to Los Angeles?
Kelly: I really am. I'm sad for the actors and the crew in New York, because that show has employed so many actors and camera operators, production guys and sound technicians over the years. And, I just saw [AMC creator] Agnes Nixon's daughter last weekend, and I was thinking about how without her and [AMC], Mark and I wouldn't have met, wouldn't have gotten married, wouldn't have our three kids. We wouldn't be doing the show, or 'Live,' maybe none of the things that are happening with us. This interview wouldn't even be happening, and I think we can all agree that would be a very sad thing.