'Guiding Light' Star Liz Keifer Speaks Out on Climate Change, Wants You to Vote in November


Longtime Guiding Light star Liz Keifer (Blake Marler) is encouraging people to vote in November to ensure climate change doesn't take her children's future away. Check out what she has to say in the video below.

'The Kelly Clarkson Show' Set for Fall 2019 Debut on NBC Owned Stations

Kelly Clarkson performs on The Voice. Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has announced that The Kelly Clarkson Show has been sold to the NBC Owned Television Station group for its fall 2019 debut. The station group is part of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' division of NBCUniversal.

The new one-hour talk show starring Clarkson, a multi-talented, Grammy Award-winning artist, will air as the lead-in to Ellen on the following NBC-owned television stations: WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles, WMAQ Chicago, WCAU Philadelphia, KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth, KNTV San Francisco, WRC Washington DC, WTVJ Miami, KNSD San Diego and WVIT Hartford. The new show will also air in Boston on NBC-owned station WBTS. The 11 NBC owned stations can be viewed in nearly 30% of U.S. households.

"I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations," Clarkson said. "Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!"

'Young and the Restless' Alum Melissa Claire Egan Shares Story of Miscarriage


On Tuesday, former All My Children and The Young and the Restless star Melissa Claire Egan shared a photo and story on Instagram from her miscarriage earlier this year. Read her story below.

This picture was taken on January 18, 2018. My husband took this picture an hour after my D&C surgery, after I had suffered a miscarriage at 8 weeks.

I’m very candid about my miscarriage with my friends and family and speak openly about it to anyone that asks if we want kids. It’s never been a secret. And I was so lucky to have my incredible husband and best friends and family in the world there for me, every step of the way. It’s so hard, and takes such a toll on you emotionally and physically, hormonally, all of it. But I hadn’t shared it publicly. Not for any particular reason, I just hadn't.

Then recently a friend that I don’t see often told me that sadly she had suffered one as well. She seemed almost relieved when I told her I had the same experience. She told me she had felt alone and like a failure, and less-than, because she hadn’t heard other people speak about it. This made me SO SAD, and made me want to share my story. With anyone and everyone. Just so no one feels alone. I promise you you’re not alone. Also, @carrieunderwood’s recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning was so beautiful and had me in tears. I was in the thick of my last and final days on Y&R at the time, so I feel her pain over having to “cry pretty.” (only a very small group of people knew at the show, and they could not have been more wonderful and took great care of me). I also got such strength from @hilarieburton and @claireholt’s posts last year. They were so open and honest and supportive and I really admire that and am grateful. So now I’m happy to do the same. Please don’t feel alone. Or like a failure. You’re everything, and I’m here with you. Much loveđź’›

Today in Soap Opera History (September 19)

1979: Word of Dan Stewart's death spread on As the World Turns.
1984: Days of our Lives' Eugene had a vibe about a plane crash.
1988: Guiding Light's Harley dreamed about the good life.
2008: Lisa Locicero debuted as Olivia on General Hospital.
"The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1948: The Associated Press published a story about the role television might play in the soap opera. Below is an excerpt:

Some uncertainties in the situation were outlined by Adrian Samish, youthful president of Show Productions, Inc. The firm is the producing subsidiary of the Dancer-Fitzgerald-Sample agency, which handles several day time programs currently high in the Hooper rating list.

Samish says one of the first questions that arises is, how can the housewife get her daily chores done and watch her favorite day time serial on television at the same time? Listening to the radio didn't present this problem.

Another major problem, he says, would be expense. It would cost far more to produce a day time serial for television than for radio. There's also the question, he points out, of whether television will expand to a full-time basis, like radio, or will become primarily a night time medium.


1969: On Another World, Fred Douglas ( Charles Baxter) married Susan Matthews (Lisa Cameron).

1980s Horror Cult Classic 'The House on Sorority Row' Starring Eileen Davidson Hits Theaters for One Night Only September 27

Before she was one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or ruling daytime soaps on The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives, Eileen Davidson starred as a sexy sorority sister with a sinister secret. She may be leaving the small screen soon as she exits Y&R, but here’s a chance to see her early work on the big screen and see she's as fierce (and ageless) as she ever was! '80s cult horror classic The House on Sorority Row is coming to theaters nationwide for just one night only (September 27th) as the opening event for the "Bloody Disgusting Presents Retro Nightmares" Cinema Series.

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

"I am beyond excited to have The House of Sorority Row back in theaters for ONE night on September 27," said Davidson. "Filming this movie was one of my very first jobs as an actress, and it holds a very special place in my heart. Plus it's really good!"

Virginia Robinson Dead at 99

Virginia Robinson in Broad City
Virginia Robinson died peacefully in her home in New York City on June 8. She was 99.

Robinson was a New York City resident for over sixty years and a working actress from ages 19 to 98. She was born Virginia Routh on March 27, 1919, in Newark, New Jersey. She trained in London, and was acting and modeling professionally by the age of 19.

During World War II, Robinson was a member of the USO, entertaining troops in Africa and Italy. After the war she worked for the Dupont Radio Hour, and began a serious acting career.

She performed in fifteen Broadway plays, working with such directors as Elia Kazan, Franco Zefferelli, John Gielgud and George S. Kaufman. She was a standby for Vivien Leigh in "Duel of Angels." She also worked Off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre.

She appeared in numerous films, including Diary of a Mad Housewife, and spent many years in daytime drama, where she had long-term roles on Love of Life and Loving. From 1954 to 1957 she starred on Love of Life as Judith Lodge Raven, the ex-wife of Paul Raven, who was now in love with Vanessa Dale.