I was lucky enough to be invited to the OLTL set to help celebrate Erika Slezak's (Viki) 40th anniversary with the show. What a treat! After our cabbie deftly navigated the way through the green streets of Manhattan (to avoid all the St. Paddy's day chaos and the parade-goers on Fifth Avenue), Digest Editor Stephanie Sloane, Weekly's Gabby Winkel and I arrived at ABC studios, where we were quickly ushered to a "holding room" and instructed to keep quiet until OLTL wrapped filming so we could surprise Slezak, who was under the impression that the cast was having a special St. Patrick's Day lunch. While we waited, we chatted with Slezak's daughter Amanda, who'd come by to congratulate her mom's milestone and I even spied Billy Ray Cyrus walk through with his entourage for his appearance on THE VIEW! When everyone gathered, OLTL EP Frank Valentini brought Slezak in and she was definitely blow away by the surprise and razzed her hubby Brian for fibbing to her to keep her distracted! After a fantastic set of speeches by Jerry verDorn (Clint) and Robin Strasser (Dorian) and a great tribute video was shown. Afterward, I got the chance to mix and mingle with the actors who were on set that day to celebrate with Slezak. Josh Kelly (Cutter) got into the spirit of the day and was completely decked out in green for St. Paddys! I also finally got the chance to meet HW Ron Carlivati in person. It was so fun to be part of such a remarkable day for the dynamic dame Slezak and a truly memorable daytime moment.