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Erika Slezak Delivers Holiday Message To Fans

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Monday, December 9, 2013 10:18 PM EDT
Out of all the talent behind "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," the one voice missing after news that neither series would be moving forward with new episodes was that of Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord, "OLTL"). On her official website, Slezak has broken her silence via her 2013 Holiday Letter for fans. In it, Slezak says, "I loved being back at 'OLTL'; I loved being back with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short lived. Still, I am very grateful for that brief opportunity to have played Viki once more."
See "General Hospital's" Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake) as you've never seen him perform. From personal stories to stories from concert fields, the documentary film, "An Affair of the Heart," follows the life of the multi-talented actor/musician from the perspective of his fans who share details on when they first discovered him and what makes him such an icon in their lives. The film was recently released on DVD/blu-ray and hails from an idea by producer Melanie Lentz-Janney, who has been a loyal fan of Rick's for thirty years. "The Young and the Restless'" Doug Davidson along with "GH's'" Jacklyn Zeman, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson and Brandon Barash also appear in the film.
Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera, "Days of our Lives") is set to reprise his role as Victor Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital" in the new year, confirms a show representative to Soap Opera Network. The actor last played the role more than 30 years ago, when the character met his supposed death, but with the actor returning does that mean that the brother of Anthony and Mikkos Cassadine is in fact alive? You'll just have to tune in to find out during the all important February sweeps ratings period!
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its official selections for its annual AFI Awards, which honors the 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs that it deemed "culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image." In the TV category, AFI is celebrating "The Americans," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards," "Mad Men," "Masters of Sex," "Orange is the New Black," "Scandal," and "Veep." In film, AFI chose "12 Years a Slave, " "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," Fruitvale Station," "Gravity," "Her," Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
In an newly released interview with Soap Opera Digest columnist and Tainted Dreams blogger, Carolyn Hinsey, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Thorsten Kaye opens up about his role as Ridge Forrester on the CBS Daytime soap, but it's his comments on Prospect Parks' version of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" that has all eyes open.
On Friday, December 13, Ridge Forrester returns to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as played by daytime soap veteran, Thorsten Kaye. The actor takes over the role from Ronn Moss, who departed the series in 2012. In a promo released by the network, Ridge drives up the Forrester driveway and gets ready to embark on a new journey, but where does he fit in? You'll just have to tune in to find out!
Back in June, "Days of our Lives'" Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad DiMera) and Chandler Massey (Will Horton), along with their And I Still Rise bandmates Stephen Haynes, Mike Gross and Josh Bonaparte, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a music video for their song, "Sixty Five Roses," in support of those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Last week the group released the music video on YouTube with a digital copy of the song made available for purchase on the iTunes store. The band received nearly $31,000 in funding for their online campaign, which exceeded their goal of $20,000. The video was directed by Robby Starbuck.
In case you missed its world premiere last night, Lifetime is re-airing "Christmas In The City" today at 5:00 PM ET/PT and again on Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 PM ET/PT. The film stars Ashley Williams, Ashanti, Shanola Hampton, former "As The World Turns" actor Jon Prescott (ex-Mike Kasnoff), Michael Durrell, Kylie Price, David Ralphe, Josh Crotty, Beverly Leech.