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Alec Mapa and David Faustino To Y&R For Guest Appearances!

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The Hollywood week on The Young and the Restless just revealed two more special guests.

According to Soap Opera Digest, actor and comic Alec Mapa will play the role of Anthony, a hotel clerk who encounters a challenging guest visiting from Genoa City on the May 16th episode.

Mapa has been seen not only in stand-up comedy, but on the TV sitcoms: Two Broke Girls, Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids and Ugly Betty,

In addition, making a return appearance as the former GC Buzz producer, Howard Green, is former Married With Children sitcom star, David Faustino.

On Hilary’s trip to Tinseltown she encounters Mr. Green again.  Look for Faustino to appear on the May 17th and 18th episode of the CBS sudser.

So, what do you think of this upcoming LA visit by Hilary on Y&R?  Intriguing? Comment below!

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Iakovos
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A little levity is always welcome on daytime drama but let’s not get too crazy with stunt casting or silliness. This is not B&B!

JK
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SO WELL SAID…..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…..

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RIGHT ON, Iakovos!!!!! It’s bad enough that B&B GOES OVERBOARD with the stunt casting. The last thing that I wanna watch is more of the same on Y&R. NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!!

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I don’t like all of this guest appearances by these actors who have no connection to Y&R. It pulls the focus away from the show itself. The point of this stuff is to get headlines like this (or, in the case of Julie Chen, a blatant attempt to market another CBS show on Y&R). IMO, this type of stuff is NOT helpful to Y&R. I have a high opinion of Sally Sussman and think she has the training and the ability to properly write for Y&R. I am very surprised that this type of stuff is occurring why she is… Read more »

James
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Don’t judge before the story itself has actually played out. Can’t main characters interact with other people except themselves?

As if Los Angeles is only populated with Logans and Forresters.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Kim Waltrip Talk Plans & Launch Campaign To Make ‘Dial Emme For Murder’ into a Series

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, and soap opera favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex-Kristen/Susan, Days) is bringing one of her soap opera mystery novels to life with a proposed six-part series for the soapy and hilarious mystery, Dial Emme For Murder.

Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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