Fact: The full cast and crew of U.S. daytime soap All My Children joined executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers to recite a special prayer when cameras stopped rolling for the final time on the set of the long-running show. TV bosses announced they were cancelling the programme earlier this year (11) and the last ever episode was taped on 30 August (11). It aired on Friday (23Sep11).
Fact: Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos are set to produce a new reality show revealing the drama behind the scenes of American daytime soap operas. The duo will launch Dirty Soap on the E! network on 25 September (11).
Quote: "The show has been cancelled but we're going out with a bang not a whimper. And how great to have 13 nominations and all of your wonderful excitement." TV actress Susan Lucci on her show All My Children nabbing 13 Daytime Emmy nominations, just weeks after the U.S. series was axed.
Fact: All My Children star Rebecca Budig's five-year marriage to husband Bob Guiney is officially over - their divorce has been finalised in Los Angeles County Superior Court, reports TMZ.com. The former couple separated back in September (09), and Budig filed for divorce seven months later, citing irreconcilable differences for the split.
Fact: Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown is helping to boost U.S. TV soap All My Children's ratings by appearing in a new TV ad for the show. In the ad, the singer, a big fan of the daytime show, states, "Everybody's got their something, and I've got All My Children."
Fact: R+B star NE-YO is to make a guest appearance on hit U.S. soap All My Children. The singer will perform his tracks Closer and Stop This World on the TV show at the second wedding of characters Angie and Jessie Hubbard, played by Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams. The episodes will air on U.S. TV on 21 and 22 May (08).