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Today in Soap Opera History (October 1)

1976: Days of our Lives' Doug and Julie were finally married.

1985: John Sanderford joined Ryan's Hope as Frank Ryan.

1990: Dutch soap Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden premiered.

2003: Kelly Monaco debuted as Sam McCall 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.

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1968: On Another World, seething with anger after a fight with his mother, Liz (Audra Lindley), Bill Matthews (Joseph Gallison) crashed his car.

1976: On Days of our Lives, Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) and Julie Olson (Susan Seaforth Hayes) were married.

Below are Doug and Julie's vows:

Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes as Doug
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Film Review: ‘Little Pink House’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Little Pink House’
As the thorny matter of eminent domain — the power of the government to seize private property for debatably public use — continues to flare up in American headlines, Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s “Little Pink House” arrives on screens as an earnest, adamant statement of opposition. Revisiting the Supreme Court’s famously contentious decision in the 2005 case of Kelo vs. City of New London, which ruled against a Connecticut homeowner standing her ground in the face of redevelopment by the Pfizer Corporation, Balaker’s heartfelt film holds attention as a straightforward account of a complicated case, and benefits from the intelligent, careworn presence of Catherine Keener as its human anchor amid all the procedural to-and-fro. If the story’s political and personal nuances have been a bit flattened in Balaker’s script, keeping proceedings in a movie-of-the-week register, this “Little Pink House” nonetheless retains what property developers would call good bones.

As it stands,
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Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton Speak Out in Support of Malia Obama's Privacy

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton Speak Out in Support of Malia Obama's Privacy
The first families are sticking together.

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter on Friday in support of Malia Obama, after photos and videos appearing to show the 19-year-old former first daughter smoking and kissing a young man at Harvard-Yale football game circulated on the Internet.

Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be Off limits,” Ivanka, 36, tweeted.

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, had similar sentiments, urging the public to respect Malia's privacy.

Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait,” Clinton, 37, wrote. “Be better.”

Malia is currently a freshman at Harvard University, after taking a gap year that included interning for Harvey Weinstein and working as a P.A. on sets with Lena Dunham and Halle Berry.

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Boy Who Received Thousands of Christmas Cards from Strangers Dies After Losing Cancer Battle

Jacob Thompson loved Christmas but he knew the chances of him being alive for his favorite holiday were slim.

This is why the nine-year-old, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, asked to receive Christmas cards early, and thousands of strangers answered the call with cards filled with love and holiday wishes to bring him some early Christmas cheer.

Sadly, as he and his family had feared, Jacob passed away Sunday, a month before his beloved time of the year. Jacob’s parents, Michelle Simard and Roger Guay, from Saco, Maine, confirmed their son’s death on Facebook and GoFundMe on Sunday.
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After a Politician Mocked the Women's March with Sexist Meme, This 'Furious' Woman Ran for -- and Won -- His Seat

The “joke,” it seems, was ultimately on him.

Less than a year after a local New Jersey politician, John L. Carman, mocked the Women’s March online, he was defeated by a woman who was inspired to run by his “misogynistic” meme.

Ashley Bennett, a 32-year-old screener for a 24-hour emergency crisis hotline, tells The Washington Post she was “furious” when she learned that Carman, an Atlantic County freeholder, had posted a Facebook meme suggesting that women belong in the kitchen on the day of the Women’s March.

“It’s 2017. Really? Is that what we’re going to do?
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Meet the 93-Year-Old Veteran Who Won NJ Mayor Race — and Wore Out His Shoes in the Process: ‘You Gotta Keep Active’

Meet the 93-Year-Old Veteran Who Won NJ Mayor Race — and Wore Out His Shoes in the Process: ‘You Gotta Keep Active’
Vito Perillo, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, pulled off a big upset win this week, ousting the incumbent mayor of a town on the Jersey Shore.

Perillo, who served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific, was inspired to run because of Tinton Falls’ high property taxes — an issue vexing just about every property owner in New Jersey.

So Perillo tells People he wore out 1 ½ pairs of shoes walking to every home in the borough as he campaigned on promises of transparency and lower municipal taxes.

A first-time campaigner who never ran for any office before, Perillo
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9-Year-Old Boy Dying of Cancer Wants to Celebrate Christmas Early — with Cards from You

  • PEOPLE.com
A 9-year-old boy with a rare type of cancer may not live to see the end of the year, but his parents are hoping strangers can band together to help bring their boy some holiday cheer a bit early.

Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma when he was just 5 years old, and the rare cancer has since spread to his hip and head, according to the Jacobs parents, Michelle Simard and Roger Guay. Treatment has so far been unsuccessful, and when Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine, on October 11, the family
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How Jenna and Barbara Bush Were This Close to Becoming Besties With Beyoncé

How Jenna and Barbara Bush Were This Close to Becoming Besties With Beyoncé
When apart of political dynasties, exchanging digits with world-famous pop stars is just another perk.  Former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush revealed in an interview with E! News that during their early days in the White House, the one and only Beyoncé reached out to the girls.  Jenna recalled, "We did get to meet Beyoncé when she was in Destiny's Child and she gave us a three-way pager and she was like, 'Stay in touch!' She was very young and so were we. She performed at my dad's first inauguration and I was like, 'How do you work this three-way pager?!'" Unfortunately, Jenna and Barbara could never figure out how to...
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Actress Heather Lind Accuses Former President George H. W. Bush of Sexual Assault

Actress Heather Lind Accuses Former President George H. W. Bush of Sexual Assault
Heather Lind, the former star of AMC’s political drama series “Turn: Washington Spies,” accused President George H. W. Bush of sexual assault in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. The actress wrote that the former President “touched me from behind” while taking a photo at a March 2014 press event celebrating the television series.

Lind said she believed the action classifies as sexual assault and felt that Bush viewed it as “an attempt at humor.” She wrote that a security guard blamed her for the action for standing too close to the President, while former First Lady Barbara Bush allegedly knew what occurred and “rolled her eyes.”

Read More:Former Actress Breaks Nda to Share Story of Being Physically Assaulted by Val Kilmer During ‘Doors’ Auditions

“I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a
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You Won't Believe Who Served Jenna and Barbara Bush Their First Martini — at 16!

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You Won't Believe Who Served Jenna and Barbara Bush Their First Martini — at 16!
Barbara Bush didn’t exactly have a party girl reputation when she served as first lady from 1989 to 1993, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to have a little fun — especially when the mischief involves her granddaughters.

In their new book, Sisters First, out Oct. 24, former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, now 35, reveal that their grandmother was the one who served them their very first martinis — at the tender age of 16.

The early introduction happened while the family matriarch known affectionately as “Ganny” treated the girls to a birthday trip to Italy — and
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Toronto 2017: Clapton, Gaga Music Docs Have Strong Premieres at Fest

Toronto 2017: Clapton, Gaga Music Docs Have Strong Premieres at Fest
It's a sort of lopsided smile, almost like a child's-drawing version of what a grin is supposed to look like. Even more than the eyes and the jawline and that chin, which would later by framed by long Swingin' Sixties sideburns and covered by a ragged Seventies beard, it's the mouth of the kid in those early, black and white pictures that draws recognition. That's Eric Clapton's smile that the lad in the woolly jumper is sporting. And as he got older, even after he became famous and fans
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Watch: Bill 'Pop-Pop' Clinton and George W. 'Jefe' Bush Try to One-Up Each Other About Grandparenting

Watch: Bill 'Pop-Pop' Clinton and George W. 'Jefe' Bush Try to One-Up Each Other About Grandparenting
Two former presidents have gone from exchanging pleasantries with world leaders to trying to one-up each other with who has the smarter grandchildren.

Bill Clinton, affectionately called “Pop-Pop” by grandkids Charlotte and Aidan, and George W. Bush, lovingly nicknamed “Jefe” by granddaughters Mila and Poppy, shared some of their favorite grandparenting moments on Thursday during a panel at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the graduation ceremony for 60 members of the 2017 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (Pls) Program.

Clinton, 70, began the humblebragging by proudly telling the audience about his granddaughter’s latest cute milestone.
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Jenna Bush Hager Says Her Daughter Mila Calls Her ‘Ma’am’: It’s a ‘Very Southern Thing’

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Jenna Bush Hager Says Her Daughter Mila Calls Her ‘Ma’am’: It’s a ‘Very Southern Thing’
As a born-and-raised Texan, Jenna Bush Hager has been exposed to her fair share of southern-isms. And now, she’s passing them on to her kids.

In a segment for People’s Mom Talk series — streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network — Bush Hager sat down with fellow Today show moms Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones to dish on one of the habits older daughter Mila, 4, has picked up from her mom.

“Whatever it is they want, if they don’t say please they don’t get it,” Kathie Lee Gifford says of
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Eight Toes, Says Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager

  • ET Canada
Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush has only eight toes, her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager revealed Monday. “Do you want to know the truth? My grandma’s missing a toe on each foot,” Bush Hager said on the “Today” show. “She’s missing a toe on each foot.” While speaking to co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, Bush Hager admitted that her […]
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has 8 Toes, Says Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager (Video)

  • The Wrap
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has 8 Toes, Says Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager (Video)
White House historians have compiled plenty of interesting facts about the first ladies of the United States, such as the fact that no portrait of Martha Jefferson is known to exist and Mary Todd Lincoln was the first woman to hold seances in the White House. But Jenna Bush Hager, granddaughter of former Flotus Barbara Bush, might have revealed the strangest factoid yet. On the “Today” show on Monday morning, Bush Hager was discussing going barefoot in the house with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford when she revealed that her grandmother is “missing a toe on each foot,” something that she.
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Charlize Theron, Lily Collins and More Stars ‘Pink Out the Internet’ in Support of Planned Parenthood

Charlize Theron, Lily Collins and More Stars ‘Pink Out the Internet’ in Support of Planned Parenthood
Has your newsfeed has been flooded with pink today?

Supporters of Planned Parenthood have been sharing selfies, photos and other social media posts splashed with the color pink to voice opposition to political plans to defund the organization.

The Pink Out Day social media campaign has been getting a lot of support from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars: using the hashtag #PinkOut, celebrities — including Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Elizabeth Banks and Connie Britton — have been sharing their support for Planned Parenthood.

We'll never stop fighting for our health, rights & communities. #IStandWithPP & 2.5Mm who rely on it. #PinkOut https://t.
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Katie Holmes Reveals How Suri Cruise Handled Hillary Clinton's Election Loss: 'It Just Hurt So Badly'

Katie Holmes Reveals How Suri Cruise Handled Hillary Clinton's Election Loss: 'It Just Hurt So Badly'
Katie Holmes is still recovering from the results of 2016's presidential election.

During a radio interview on the SiriusXM Today Show Radio special "The Jenna Bush Hager Show," the 38-year-old actress opened up about Hillary Clinton's loss, and how she feels it has affected her 10-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise.

Related: Katie Holmes Attends Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Amid Leah Remini's Scientology Bombshells

"I know I thought Hillary was going to win this year, and it was such a... it just hurt so badly when she didn’t," Holmes told Bush Hager. "And I know that it hurt my child so much as a 10-year old, and it really made me think, 'Oh we have a lot…a long way to go as women.'"

"We have to raise our girls to be very strong, not just for themselves, but to open the doors for other people. Because as hard as we think we have it, there
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Lena Dunham on What Access to Birth Control Means to Her: It ‘Makes Me Feel Really Safe’

Lena Dunham on What Access to Birth Control Means to Her: It ‘Makes Me Feel Really Safe’
With the Trump administration looking to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, Lena Dunham is talking about why access to birth control is important to her.

The writer and actress shares her history with various forms of birth control, particularly as someone with endometriosis.

“I’ve been on the birth-control pill on and off for almost fifteen years. It’s the only thing that can control my endometriosis pain, and it’s made my skin clearer, my moods more even, and my life altogether finer,” Dunham, 30, writes in the latest Lenny Letter.

Those “off” periods came before she was diagnosed with endometriosis back in college.
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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Rallies Behind Planned Parenthood: ‘This Work Could Not Matter More’

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Rallies Behind Planned Parenthood: ‘This Work Could Not Matter More’
George W. Bush‘s daughter Barbara Pierce Bush effusively praised Planned Parenthood as she headlined a fundraiser for the women’s health nonprofit on Wednesday — and noted its particular importance in the age of President Donald Trump.

“In October when I was asked to speak, I said yes and I was thrilled, but I was under the assumption that history was going to go differently,” said Bush, 35, during her keynote address at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ annual Fort Worth luncheon, according to The Texas Tribune. “That was not meant to be a political statement; I just thought the cards
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Get a Peek at Malia Obama's Life After the White House

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Get a Peek at Malia Obama's Life After the White House
Malia Obama and her family moved out of the White House last month, and the 18-year-old is also making big moves in her own life. We had the pleasure of watching Malia and her sister Sasha grow up before our eyes during their eight years in Washington, and while Sasha still has a couple years of high school to tend to, Malia is out in the world living that gap year life before attending Harvard in the Fall. She's already gotten some great advice and words of support from Chelsea Clinton and Jenna and Barbara Bush, who have successfully navigated the waters she's about to wade through. From her stop at the Sundance Film Festival to her current role at the Weinstein Company, we're charting Malia's first steps out of the White House and into the real world. Related:8 Photos That Show How Much the Obama Family Has Changed in
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