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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The 25th Annual sponsored by took place today and several of daytime’s biggest stars were on hand as celebrity guests including stars from “” such as (Starr Manning), (Jack Manning), (ex-Kelly Cramer), (Shaun Evans), (Roxy Balsom) and even former cast member (ex-Karen Wolek). Also in attendance was former “” actor (ex-Alan Spaulding), who is currently appearing in previews for the Broadway production of “.” Raines’ former “Light” co-star (ex-Alexandra Spaulding) was scheduled to appear but had to cancel due to illness. Also scheduled was “” actresses (ex-Lisa Grimaldi) and (Margo Hughes). Soap Opera Network spoke with a few of the stars and learned some interesting tidbits, one of which being that Ringgold received his offer from on Friday and he’s since decided to continue with the show when it moves to the web in January along with “.”

“You know what’s funny, I was making up my mind cause I got the offer to come over on Friday [September 23] actually and I didn’t give them my response, but after speaking with a couple of hierarchies, I just said ‘you know what? I’ll give it a year!’ Why not? So I’m going to come over to .” As for what the new version of the soap may look like and what fans can expect, Ringgold emphasizes that “There’s going to be more of a free reign to do more things on the internet than you could normally do on network. It could get quite interesting. I’ll leave that open for the imagination.” As for the chance of new faces popping up and where they’ll find their new filming digs, the actor says “I’m sure there are going to be new characters who are going to be brought on and I hope the studio goes to Brooklyn because I live in Queens. Although coming into Manhattan wouldn’t be a bad thing – I’ll miss Manhattan – but to just be able to wake up out of the bed and drive 10 minutes over to the studio. I’ll be in heaven.”

What is Ringgold looking forward to most for his character as the soap transitions from ABC to Prospect Park? “As long as Shaun is there for Destiny, and being supportive of his sister with her decision, whichever way we’ll see how that turns out to be… just to be there for [my] sister and to make sure she’s good and also my mom. They’re going to bring my pops back and it’ll be great if Greg [Terrell Tilford] popped up as well.” Speaking of Destiny, particularly her portrayer , can we expect to hear news of her continuing as well? While Ringgold couldn’t confirm it as fact, he does hope it turns out to be the case.

Lastly with “One Life to Live” being canceled in April by ABC only to be picked up in July by Prospect Park, what happens to the planned series finale that was scheduled to air in January? “I’m sure they are changing the story a little bit because we’re going to continue on with Prospect Park.”

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  • My2Cents

    Nice addition, however would like to hear about more vets, and where there future lies.

  • Brian Tripp

    Now they just need to give him his own s/l. I hope they bring Vivian on too!