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A Martinez to appear on new episode of "Castle"

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Daytime Emmy Winner, A Martinez, (Cruz, Santa Barbara) last seen as Ray Montez on One Life to Live,  will be guest starring on Castle with another One Life to Live alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey) in the episode airing on 10/18 (10-11 pm ET/PT on ABC) — “Anatomy of a Murder.”

Martinez plays the dashing yet dangerous Cesar Calderon, a once notorious drug trafficker (and ardent  fan of Richard Castle’s novels) who has turned his back on his criminal past.

However, when the murder investigation of a beautiful female doctor leads to Calderon’s door, Castle and Beckett must uncover the truth of his relationship with the victim. Can Calderon’s claims of innocence be believed, or did the dead doctor’s demise come at the hands of the very man whose life she had saved?  Stay tuned! 

And in the meantime, should OLTL  bring back Ray Montez to Llanview for Robin Strasser’s Dorian, now that David Vickers is MIA? Let us know your thoughts.

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I will CERTAINLY be watching Castle. Thanks for the heads up, Michael! The short answer is YES! Dorian and Ray were HOT together! I am not sure why A was let go from OLTL. From what I understand, he is willing to return. I wish the best to TW on Desperate Housewives but I really am more interested in Dorian/Robin and her story seems to be affected by TW’s constant comings and goings, which is detrimental since OLTL has continued the circle of David and Dorian for the last few years. I would like to watch Dorian in a new romance like what we were getting with Dorian and Ray.

Nathan Fillion and A Martinez in the same place at the same time? I’m already salivating. Yummy.

And to answer your question, YES, A Martinez should return to OLTL as Ray, and be involved in a storyline with Dorian. I’m not even asking for the immediate gratification of a romance, although it would be nice for their history to be acknowledged and their story expanded. They missed some potential there.

OLTL has had success lately with bringing soap vets onto the canvas. Lots of fans would love to see A back, and many will tell you they love Tuc/David but are getting really tired of the same old same old with D&D.

I agree with both of you, D&D will always be, but let A come back.

I do agree with the that Brian. David and Dorian can be in the past tense. II prefef Ray and Dorian to David and Dorian and the constant replay of that pairing. I want TPTB to give Dorian and new romantic partner. I am not interested in David and Dorian.

The above should read I do not agree with that, Brian.

I’m so sorry to post here but i wanted to ask Michael where I can get photos of some of the ATWT cast.Primarily Van and Eric.Where can I write to them.Any help is appreciated.Hope you’ll keep us up to date as to where ATWT cast is and what they’re doing.
Thank you Michael !!

If A Martinez’s Ray Montez returned to romance Strasser’s Dorian, this viewer would return. Thank you for the heads up. I can’t wait to see these two fabulous actors in one episode.

A Martinez is wonderful! I haven’t seen him since he left OLTL. I liked him on that show.

He’s a terrific actor. Love him!

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Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts and Marlene King Land ‘Calabasas’, a Soap in the Vein of the ‘O.C’ and ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, at Netflix

There has been lot of soapy projects coming to life and in the works of late, and now comes word that Kim Kardashian is executive producing a new series in development for Netflix called Calabasas.

After a bidding war last week, it looks like Netflix cemented the development deal from Kim, and her producing partners American Horror Story co-star Emma Roberts (pictured below) and Pretty Little Liars creators Marlene King and Alexandra Milchan.

The concept of Calabasas is based on the book If You Lived Here You’d Be Famous By Now by Via Bleidner.  King set to write the adaptation and will serve as the series showrunner.

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According to Deadline, Calabasas is said to be in the vein of primetime young teen and young adult soaps the O.C. and Beverly Hills 90210. The story follows “Via, a 16-year-old sheltered Midwestern Catholic school girl whose world is turned upside down when her family moves and she’s forced to transfer to the fast world of Calabasas High where nothing is as it appears and where everyone is trying to be someone else. It’s a place where dreams come true … but not without complications and sometimes unforeseen consequences.”

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As fans of the Kardashians know, Kim and her family made the town of Calabasas a household and worldwide name. Kim being attached to this project helped make its sale. This marks her fourth project to sell since the writers and actors strikes concluded at the end of last summer.

So, would you be interested to see a teen soap called ‘Calabasas’ on Netflix from Kim and company? Comment below.

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Ellen Travolta Makes Another Return to General Hospital

If General Hospital’s Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) nuptials are on, you didn’t think Grandma Gloria Cerullo would miss out on the festivities, now did you?

Casting news from Soap Opera Digest reveals that Ellen Travolta is back taping scenes that will air the week of May 13th on the ABC daytime drama series.  When viewers learned that Carmine Cerullo, was also on his way back to Port Charles, now in the face and body of actor George Russo, it only made sense that Grandma Gloria would join Grandpa Cerullo. Look for them both mid-May.

As most people know, Ellen is the older sister to John Travolta. She first make appearances as Gloria back on GH in the mid-90s. Most recently, she returned to the Quartermaine mansion to meet up with daughter, Lois (Rena Sofer) and granddaughter Brook Lynn for Thanksgiving in Port Charles in 2023.  Michael Fairman TV interviewed Rena Sofer and Amanda Setton late last year where they shared what it had been liking working with Ellen, who remains very close to Sofer in real-life.

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Amanda shared: “We fell in love immediately. What’s crazy is my maternal grandmother was Grandma Gloria. I had her till I was 30 and we were so close. She was really like a second mom to me. So, when I got this script and I’m reading “Grandma Gloria”, it was so bizarre. And then in meeting Ellen, she looks like my grandma – same haircut, same high cheekbones. It really did feel like I had a few days with my grandma. It was very, very special for me. Ellen is sweet, prepared, professional, talented and funny to boot. So, it was one of the best weeks I’ve had at work. I hope she comes back. My fingers are crossed.”

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Now, we can’t imagine Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding day to be smooth sailing, in fact, expect just the opposite, but could it be Grandma Gloria who is ultimately the hero or the calming voice of reason for any pre-wedding jitters? Stay tuned.

So, glad to know that Ellen Travolta will be back for Brook Lynn and Chase’s big day? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Kristian Alfonso Returns to Days of our Lives for Tribute to The Late Bill Hayes

After a few weeks of Days of our Lives fans being upset that Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) was not on the first list of initial returns for Doug Williams’ funeral and episodes honoring his portrayer, the late Bill Hayes, comes word that the popular star is back and taping scenes.

Kristian reported to work on the Peacock streaming soap opera on Monday, April 22nd. She shared how important it is for her to be back for this particular return to the show that made her a household name.

“My return is very bittersweet,” Alfonso told TV Insider,  “because it is the end of an era with Bill gone. So to return to Days is very sad. I am appreciative that they came to me to include me in their series of shows honoring Doug and I’m very happy to see everyone, but I’m entering the studio with a heavy heart.”

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It was back in 1983 that Kristian first debuted as Doug’s daughter, and now 41 years later looking back at it, and her time with Bill Hayes is very emotional for her.

“I remember my first scenes with him/ He was very loving, very welcoming. That he was very talented and an incredible actor and an icon, that all goes without saying, but my personal relationship and my working relationship with Bill, it was home,” expressed Alfonso. “Doing the scenes with Bill, I felt like I was with my dad because there was so much warmth and reality.”

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Alfonso did express some deep regret, in that she had wanted to work with Bill Hayes during her last appearance on the soap back in 2023, but according to the iconic actress, there was something in the works but it never materialized.  “I’m sad that I did not get the opportunity to do the storyline that Ron (Carlivati, head writer) had planned/ It was great; we returned to Salem to reunite with our families and I would have had father/daughter scenes with Billy. What Ron had written was beautiful and emotional and it was a fantastic story. I was 100 percent for it and the fans would have loved it.”

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As for if Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope will be back on-screen together anytime soon, Kristian would only say, “What I will say is don’t give up hope.” Doug’s passing and memorial episodes will stream later this year come late November into December.

So, are you happy to learn that Kristian Alfonso is back taping episodes surrounding Doug’s memorial episodes? Comment below.

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