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Marha Madison Tristan Rogers Deidre Hall
Martha Madison (Belle Black, "Days of our Lives"), Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio, "General Hospital" and Colin Atkinson, "The Young and the Restless") and Deidre Hall (Marlena, "Days of our Live") lead the charge of daytime stars nominated for 7th Annual Indie Series Awards. The ceremony celebrates the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.
The story of Billy Hayes and his daring escape from a Turkish prison and eventual return to a country that had blocked him from re-entry for more than 30 years is the center of "Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey" the feature-length documentary directed by veteran daytime writer Sally Sussman Morina ("The Young and the Restless," "Another World," "Days of our Lives," "Generations"). The documentary will make its U.S. debut during "The 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival" next week.
Michael Easton
With news that Michael Easton would soon be returning to ABC's "General Hospital" in the weeks ahead, who better to hear from about his return than the actor himself? In a posting on his Facebook page, Easton not only reiterates the truthfulness of today's big news, but also shares that it's because of the fans that he's even able to return to the daytime drama series.
Best known for his starring role as Steve Elliott in the CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction," actor Mike Minor has died. The former soap star, who made a big impression on daytime fans as Brandon Kingsley on "All My Children" and as Dr. Royal Dunning on "Another World," passed away on Thursday, January 28. He was 75 years old.
lindsay hartley
"Days of our Lives" and "Passions" alum Lindsay Hartley (ex-Adrianna Hernandez; ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald) is set to star in "Nightmare Nurse," a Lifetime movie about home health care gone horribly wrong. Hartley is cast in the title role as Chloe, a nurse with a killer agenda.