“Procter & Gamble has a strong, long-standing corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion—it is deeply rooted in our company’s culture,” P&G spokesman Brent Miller said in a statement to The Advocate. “P&G highly values individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and is recognized for its diversity practices, including its efforts in GBLT diversity. P&G remains committed to developing family-friendly programming that appeals to the diversity of our consumers around the world. P&G is not planning to participate in the Values Voter Summit 2010 as suggested in the report.”
In an interview with TV Guide Canada former Guiding Light stars Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer discuss their legacy as the iconic Josh and Reva Lewis.
TVG: Has GL’s cancellation given you a newfound respect and appreciation for your legacy? Did you realize that Reva and Josh transcended the medium?
KZ: I’ve always felt and known how much they love us — especially when you see six generations of women standing in front of you. And that’s due to the show’s longevity. That’s why I feel like we, as actors, do owe these people an in-person, face-to-face goodbye for decades and decades of loyalty. When you hear Eileen saying how much we’ve touched her life in such a profound way, it’s just a reaffirmation of our connection with the fans. That’s what’s unique about soaps — we’re in these people’s homes for one hour each day, 52 weeks a year, 200-something days a year, for 25 years!
RN: Another thing that has changed since the show went off the air is, back then, we’d spend or waste all this time either arguing or complaining along with the fans about certain storylines or moments — some which hadn’t even aired yet!
KZ: Thanks to the soap magazines revealing story preview and spoilers weeks in advance! [laughs] READ MORE
RN: And the Internet spoilers, yes. Now that the show is cancelled, we’re just looking back at the bigger picture of Josh and Reva — and their remarkable love story. Collectively, we’re united in a way we could never be before.
Look for All My Children and Melrose Place alum Colin Egglesfield to likely portray the role of a young William Walker on Brothers & Sisters' upcoming flashback episode. EOnline first broke the news that Egglesfiield would be replacing one of the previously cast Rewind Walkers. Speculation is Egglesfield is going in for fellow soapster Daniel Cosgrove, who had previously been tapped to play William. I have to say, this is a good move. Egglesfield definitely brings to mind what I would envision for the cocky, philandering jerkoff who cheated on my Gidget with that tramp Holly Harper!
Advocate.com is reporting Procter and Gamble and their new production partner Wal-Mart will be guests at a Value Voters Summit sponsored by the anti-gay Family Research Council. The meeting will be held at the late Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. You might remember, Falwell once thought one of the Teletubbies was gay, and encouraged parents to stop their children from watching the kid's show.
Reportedly, the Family Research Council— which was a vocal supporter of Proposition 8— is just so gosh darned excited about P&G and Wal-Mart's upcoming
remake of Deliverance NBC TV movie, Gays Are Wrong, Cousins Are Right Secrets of the Mountain, they invited them up for a discussion on "family values". Something tells me Guiding Light's last big supercouple, Otalia's (Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia) invitation got lost in the mail.
Daytime Confidential's Jillian Bowe caught up with Florencia Lozano at the recent party celebrating One Life to Live's move to their new studio and she dished about representing Latina women on daytime, the Tea/Blair rivalry and her TV daughter Kelley Missal. (Daytime Confidential)
Not even Ryan and his lone facial expression could detract from how awesome Greenlee and David's almost wedding was on AMC. The Serial Drama girls don't want to get their hopes up about a romance between the two but do admit that, if it happened, it would be the greatest thing since sliced bread. (Serial Drama)
On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Mike choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week. They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.
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