Sunday, March 12, 2017

NEWS: Billy Miller, Grant Show, Ingo Rademacher, Erika Girard, Amelia Heinle, Thad Luckinbill, Anna Maria Horsford, Obba Babatunde, Kimberly McCullough, Arianne Zucker, Darnell Kirkwood, Alison Sweeney

Billy Miller
General Hospital star Billy Miller books multi-episode arc on Ray Donovan
Miller (Jason on GH) will appear in at least four episodes of the Showtime drama Ray Donovan, which kicks off its fifth season this summer. He's set to play Todd Doherty, a cop who butts heads with his sister Maureen’s hubby-to-be, Eddie Marsan's Terry Donovan.

Ingo Rademacher returning to General Hospital
In an #askGH Twitter chat Executive Producer Frank Valentini revealed that Ingo Rademacher (Jax) is headed back to Port Charles. When GH fan Nicholas Bloom asked, “is jax returning soon?” the exec replied, “YES! And it will be a HUGE payoff for Nelle, Carly, and Sonny.”

Arianne Zucker shares post-Days of our Lives plans
“My contract is up on April 27,” says Zucker, who has played Nicole Walker on Days since 1998. “I am being pitched as we speak with my new agency/manager. I booked a movie. I am just ready to fly. I am ready to work. It’s not being a star, it’s working.”

Grant Show
Grant Show cast as Blake Carrington on Dynasty reboot
Show (Rryan's Hope, Melrose Place, Devious Maids) is taking on the iconic role of oil tycoon Blake Carrington in The CW's Dynasty pilot, a reboot of the 1980s primetime soap. The character was played by John Forsythe in the original series.

The new Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies), daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Show), and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America's most powerful class.

Erika Girardi returning to The Young and the Restless
Girardi, who stars in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Eileen Davidson’s Ashley, will return to Genoa City as Farrah Dubose on April 24. This time around, the realtor will cross paths with Jack (Peter Bergman).

Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle
Former The Young and the Restless co-stars Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill divorcing after 10 years of marriage
Luckinbill filed for the split in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences." Heinle, who plays role of Victoria Newman on the top-rated CBS soap, began dating Luckinbill when he was playing JT Hellstrom on the show from 1999-2010. The couple wed in March 2007.

The Bold and the Beautiful's Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatunde will serve as celebrity co-chairs for this year's National Black Theatre Festival
"It will hopefully bring more attention to a lot of people supporting theatre," says Horsford, who plays Vivienne Avant on B&B.

Darnell Kirkwood learning the daytime ropes at The Young and the Restless
"Daytime is 100 percent its own type of beast!" says Kirkwood, who plays Jordan Wilde on Y&R. "We have to shoot an episode a day, so the turnover time between takes is a lot quicker. You can’t really make anything precious with daytime. You’re constantly moving to the next scene, then the next scene."

Longtime General Hospital star Kimberly McCullough happy real-life pregnancy written into character's story
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, McCullough (Robin) discusses the decision to write her pregnancy into GH. “It’s cool because it makes Robin and Patrick more real, obviously, since I’m pregnant with his baby,” she enthuses, “and it really helps this story, because Anna is sick and feeling really helpless. It’s a good incentive for Anna, something to look forward to.”

Alison Sweeney would never rule out a return to Days of our Lives
“I think I learned a good lesson from Days and that's you never say never,” said Sweeney, who played Sami Brady. “I loved my job, I loved playing Sami…my door is always open to opportunities.”

South African soap opera 7de Laan airs first same-sex kiss
In the episode, Oppiekoffie waitresses Amorey (Kristen Raath) and Petro (Carla van der Merwe), who’ve both had a crush on handsome Logan (Simon Tuit), find out that he’s actually gay when he kisses his husband, Divan (Arnu de Villiers), in front of them.

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