NEWS: Freddie Smith, Kelly Ripa, McKenzie Westmore, Leven Rambin, Elizabeth Hendrickson

Freddie Smith shocked Days of our Lives killed off Will Horton
"It was more shocking than anything, and it was the last thing that I thought would happen," the Emmy winner tells AfterBuzz TV of the shocking plot development.

"I was really shocked, and all of a sudden I was coming back. It was just extremely sad. It’s going to be a very sad week on Days, but it's very, very sad, because a lot of people were affected by it as people, as well. So I think that overall, you guys are going to have a very dramatic week of Days. Everyone was very sad about it."

Watch Freddie Smith's complete AfterBuzz TV interview at the bottom of this post.

Kelly Ripa gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
The former All My Children star said of the honor: "You have to surround yourself with people that are better than you and that's what I've managed to do in my career."

David Duchovny: "There is a chance I’ll show up on Twin Peaks"
“That’s all I can say. I’ve been frightened into silence,” The X-Files star tells TVLine. Duchovny played transgender DEA agent Denise Bryson in three episodes of the original Twin Peaks series.

The Young and the Restless actress Elizabeth Hendrickson guest stars on NCIS: New Orleans tonight
Hendrickson, who made a return to Y&R on Monday as Chloe, plays a "sexy bridesmaid" named Beth on tonight's NCIS: New Orleans.

CBS cancels Extant
Despite a creative revamp for Season 2, CBS has opted not to order a third season of the Halle Berry sci-fi drama. The network still plans to stay in business with Berry, who will executive produce the drama pilot Legalese.

Victor Garber marries his longtime boyfriend
The Alias alum and Guiding Light alum tied the knot with artist/model Rainer Andreesen in Canada after a 16-year relationship.

Passions alum McKenzie Westmore ties the knot
Westmore (ex-Sheridan, Passions) has married Patrick Tatopoulos at the Chateau Le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch Winery in Malibu, CA on October 11. The duo met during filming of her SyFy reality series, Face Off, where he was a judge during the first two seasons. The actress has a son, Maddox, 9, from a previous union.

Fantasy Island remake in the works at ABC with a female lead
Written by Sheldon Turner, the new take goes further in shaking up the original concept — about a tropical island where people pay to go and live out their fantasies — than the 1998 revival, also on ABC. Gone is the island where both series were set, with Fantasy Island as the name of a company that designs and executes fantasies for clients. In another major change, the enigmatic Fantasy Island owner Mr. Roarke, played by Ricardo Montalban and Malcolm McDowell in the two previous versions, will be a woman. The new Fantasy Island centers on a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with his or her most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy. Like the original series, each episode is expected to chronicle two fantasies, with an overarching serialized arc involving Roarke and her personal life.

All My Children alum Leven Rambin gets married
Rambin (ex-Lily, AMC) married actor Jim Parrack on Saturday in Buda, TX. The couple got engaged last August, 2014.

Fear the Walking Dead wraps season as the biggest freshman in cable history
The AMC series, which averaged 11.2 million viewers, will get a weekly Talking Dead companion when it returns.

The Walking Dead Season 6 premiere was down from last year’s record-breaker
About 14.6 million watched the Season 6 premiere, down from the 17.29 million that tuned in for the Season 5 premiere, watch was the AMC series’ most-watched episode.

Harry Connick Jr. gets a Fox syndicated daytime talk show
The American Idol judge will star in Harry starting in September 2016. Connick will be joined by David Letterman’s former head writers, Justin and Eric Stangel, who will serve as executive producers. FOX will broadcast Harry on the 17 stations it owns.

ABC gives Quantico a full season
The freshman FBI drama will run a total of 19 episodes this season.

One Tree Hill alum Shantel VanSanten to play Ryan Phillippe's wife on Shooter
VanSanten has joined the USA series based on the Mark Wahlberg movie.

The CW's Beauty and the Beast will end after four seasons
Filming on the 13-episode final season will wrap next month.

B.K. Cannon writes HuffPost feature "When Cancer Turned the Tables on My Friend, We Decided to Boldly Fight Back"
"Alison [James] and I were introduced to Be Bold, Be Bald! through Days of our Lives actress Kate Mansi. It is a social movement where thousands of people across the country wear bald caps on one day in October to stand in solidarity with cancer survivors while raising funds for cancer-related charities and non-profits. Kate is driven to give back, and she, Alison, and I have joined forces to fight cancer. We are excited to partner with this vital organization to fundraise for our camp while bringing awareness to a cause so close to our hearts."

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