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Jack Wagner and Daughter Unite at Rick Springfield's Boca Raton Show

First of all, you might not know that soap opera charmer Jack Wagner -- the ruthless Dr. Peter Burns on '90s Aaron Spelling vehicle Melrose Place -- is also a recording artist.

And beyond that, we're talking about an actual recording career that perhaps motivated Brian Austin Green to briefly flirt and ultimately fail in his musical endeavors. Wagner is a full-on adult contemporary crooner who nailed down the Yacht Rock classic "All I Need" back in the mid-'80s, so it's unsurprising that he's buddies with another ladies' favorite who dabbled in a little soap acting, Rick Springfield.

Springfield and Wagner brought their songs and handsome mugs -- but no exorcisms -- to Mizner Park Amphitheater recently. And as it turns out, there was some two-decade-old baby mama drama awaiting Wagner backstage.

Assisted by a private investigator, a 23-year-old woman named Carrie tracked down Wagner, who is apparently her long lost father. According to our math, the actor was approaching the end of a five-year run on General Hospital when he met and had a brief fling with this young woman's mother. She was then put up for adoption and grew up in a foster family in New York.

Just in case you were worried, this meeting went well, and Wagner was so delighted to meet his daughter that he brought her up onstage and has kept her close ever since.

So, as we edge ever closer to one of the slowest news periods of the entire year, we salute Mr. Wagner for inviting his newfound daughter to Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some songs that he probably won't rock, but this is one chestnut that'll make turkey taste a little better all over.

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