Deadline is reporting All My Children alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are gearing up to produce a new comedy series for ABC. According to the website, the couple will produce Port Love, a sitcom about a previously popular network series and the cast and crew who have behind-the-scenes drama. The show will star Consuelos and will feature Ripa on a recurring basis. The Live with Regis and Kelly host, along with her husband, will executive produce the show through their company Milojo Productions and will also co-write the story for the project.
Soaps fans have become accustomed to watching young stars learn how to act on the job, but it’s always interesting to hear what the stars themselves have to say about their start on soaps. In a New York Post article Julianne Moore, Kelly Ripa and Vanessa Marcil talk about their early days on soaps. Marcil remembered this about Maurice Benard,
"Maurice Benard said, 'You're cute, but you suck. What do want? Do you want to get a storyline? If you want that, you're going to have to start working hard,' " he told her.
"He taught me how to act."
I am in heaven! The first of All My Children's two-day 40th anniversary celebration aired today and kicked off with the arrival of Hayley (Kelly Ripa) and Mateo (Mark Consuelos). It is fantastic seeing them back, even if it is for such a short amount of time. Hayley's one liners have me rolling. I can't wait to see all the other familiar faces who have been missing from Pine Valley when they pop up today and tomorrow.
One complaint, anniversary episodes should not be wasted on characters like Madison (Stephanie Gatschet). Share your thoughts on AMC's 40th anniversary after the jump. We'll update the post with more screencaps later today. READ MORE
Kelly Ripa spoke with TV Guide Magazine about her upcoming stint back at fomer stomping ground All My Children.
How did it feel to go back to the set? READ MORE It was hard to go back because I knew that once I did I wouldn’t want to leave. And I remembered everything, which is more than I can say for the people at AMC! The crew from Live With Regis and Kelly came over to the soap with me to shoot a segment and they wanted me go to my old dressing room and have the actress who’s using the room now answer the door. [AMC director] Enza Dolce was there to be our production coordinator. So I walk down the hall to my old dressing room and stop at the door and Enza says “Where are you going, Kelly? You’re going to the wrong room.” I said, “No, honey, you’re standing outside the wrong dressing room.” She says “No, this is your dressing room.” I said, “Don’t tell me! I lived in my dressing room for 12 years and *this is my dressing room!” I was like, “Let me give you the tour. Eileen Herlie [Myrtle] was in that room over there, Jennifer Bassey [Marian] was here, Ruth Warrick [Phoebe] was here, Michael Nader [Dimitri] was there, Jimmy Mitchell [Palmer] was there.” I named every person in a row, and then they were mortified. So no matter how important and pivotal I try to make myself out to be on AMC, really nobody remembers me ever having been there.
Former Today host Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer. Gumbel revealed the news to Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis and Kelly where he was filling in for Regis. Watch the segment after the jump. READ MORE
Memories, oh the memories. Are you looking forward to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' return to All My Children for the 40th anniversary? Kelly previewed their time back on Live with Regis and Kelly and there are some great flashbacks included. Watch the clip after the jump. READ MORE