NEWS: Ron Moody, Genie Francis, Mark Consuelos, 'Queer as Folk'

Genie Francis
Genie Francis staying on General Hospital after Anthony Geary's Exit Storyline
Genie Francis (Laura) reveals that she will be staying in Port Charles past co-star Anthony Geary’s (Luke) exit next month. “I’ll be there for that, but I’ll also be there for the fall,” she says. “I’m very happy about that. It looks like it will be a fun experience all the way around.” For more, pick up the new issue of Digest, on sale now.

All My Children alum Mark Consuelos joins Kingdom Season 2
Consuelos will recur as Sean Chapas, an ex-fighter and one of Alvey’s oldest friends — “a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the Navy St. MMA gym.”

How many TV series can your brain take?
With hundreds of scripted series to watch on TV and streaming services, some viewers are having a hard time keeping track of dozens of characters and complex story lines.

Passions alums Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt expecting first child
Zea debuted her tiny baby bump in a plunging orange Solace London gown at Thursday's premiere of Too Late in L.A. She is due this fall.

Is Phil Daniels right: Has EastEnders run its course?
Phil Daniels, who played Kevin Wicks in the show from 2006 to 2008, thinks so.

"I'd take it off the telly if I could. I just think it's run its course," he said earlier this week. "I just feel that it is time for something different. EastEnders and Coronation Street seem a bit like the opium of the masses now. Why don't they try something else for the British public?"

Ron Moody
UK actor Ron Moody dead at 91
Oliver! brought him worldwide attention and the fame allowed him to develop a long career in TV and film, including a role in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders. He acted in numerous popular TV series, including The Avengers, Starsky & Hutch and Gunsmoke.

Raven-Symoné named co-host of The View
In a statement released by ABC, Raven-Symoné, called the appointment "another one of my dreams come true!"

Hulu is creating Seinfeld real-world NYC apartment
Hulu will construct a real-world version of Jerry Seinfeld’s iconic Upper West Side apartment as part of promoting the streaming service’s multimillion-dollar pickup of all nine seasons of Seinfeld, set to launch on the SVOD service June 24. Titled “Seinfeld: The Apartment,” the installation will open Wednesday, June 24, and will remain open to the public until Sunday, June 28.

Watch the dntire Queer as Folk ATX Television Festival reunion panel
The panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, featured creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, as well as stars Gale Harold (Brian), Peter Paige (Emmett), Robert Gant (Ben) and Randy Harrison (Justin). The lively and insightful discussion touched on how the series approached sex scenes — and filmed them — before they figured out "cock socks" and the insane 21-page nudity rider that was required in order to participate.

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