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Alice Callahan Joins The Cast of One Life to Live as Jack Manning's Summer School Teacher!

Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/StarPix

Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/StarPix

Our antenna went up just a tad, when we saw this bit of casting news which could clearly give some meaty story to Andrew Trischitta of One Life to Live, who as Jack Manning definatily has some anger management issues, family issues, and after all he is a “Manning”.

TOLN announced that they have cast actress Alice Callahan to play the role of Kate, who is the summer school teacher for Jack Manning!  Callahan has appeared in several television shows.  Fans will recognize her as ‘Jessica Leitenberg’ from The CW’s teen series  Gossip Girl. Other credits TV include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Callahan has appeared in several motion pictures including Almost Perfect and  Morning Glory.

So is One Life to Live about to embark on another contemporary social topic that has been in the news over the last few years?  Is Alice tied in to anyone else on the canvas?  We have our thoughts!  What are yours?

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Krisid
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Krisid

I’m getting shades of ” Hot for Teacher” here……… Good for Jack, he needs to grow up !!!!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I wonder if One Life to Live is going to do a “Mary Kay Letourneu” storyline with Jack??

jimh
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jimh

SOD says she takes an interest in Jack so it looks like a teacher/student relationship is a possibility.

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

I think Jack is going to hot for Teacher for sure! Bring it on!!!

Rod
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Rod

Who cares!!! Jack needs to grow up & tske lots of acting ckasses…SORRY!! Also Sorry to say OLTL needs more of the actors we actually cared about when it went off the air!! Sad this is what Todd, Star & John are ruined over!!! Not happy about this reboot, AMC is actually more Interesting, with more people I care about from the past!!! OLTL REBOOT NEEDS TO STEP IT UP!!! The stories are BORRRRRRING!!!!! I will keep watching…. BUT COME ON NOW!!!

megabusters
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megabusters

He needs acting classes and you obviously need spelling classes

Rod
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Rod

LOL!!!! Well sad thing is he’s getting paid for his crappy acting on that horrid OLTL!!! My spelling is not!!!! OLTL SUCKS!!!! Thanks for ruining a great show PP!!

Tanisha
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Tanisha

His acting has definitely improved since he first started on OLTL

MEG
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MEG

WELL IN ANY CASE IT SHOULD BE INTERSTING, I WONDER IF SHE DOES KNOW ANYONE IN LLANVIEW,?

jimh
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jimh

She’s going to get to know Jack pretty well…sounds like they’ll be doing a teacher/student relationship storyline!

tasneem
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tasneem

This is gonna be interresting 2 see coz if I remember correctly Marty started off tutoring Todd and Boom Todd is Jacks dad so plz Jack focus on the books not the Blondie.

maxine
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maxine

I could vomit just thinking about this storyline. I hope they don’t go there. It seems to me that they’re just going down a list of social issues in the news, without any regard for staying true to the characters. I’ll keep watching OLTL, but I hate how it’s all sex, partying and drugs. Give me back the show I loved, please, because this isn’t it.

su0000
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su0000

The characters are internet characters now, they no longer belong to ABC, and that is good thing..
I love what the PP writers have done with characters, now they are alive and real. 🙂
they have done an awesome job bring the soaps and characters into the new era of internet 21st century media.. ((applause!!..

Daisy
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Daisy

Are they going to recast Jack? I can’t imagine him doing a love scene with his monotone voice. yikes!

megabusters
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megabusters

No they are not recasting Jack

su0000
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su0000

The teacher cougar will make a real man of Jack, yup.. they gonna get it on..
He will be smiling from ere to ear LOL ..

Monica
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Monica

Sounds like a storyline I had hoped for Matthew, but with a female college professor. Oh well, it could still happen!

Anne
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Anne

Arrgh! With so many good young actors out there, why is this guy still in the cast? Please, please no student-teacher sex. We beg you.

JJ
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JJ

Stop hiring nobodies!!! Use the actors and characters we have or bring back the people we love…Jessica, Gigi, Rex, Roxie etc!!!!

megabusters
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megabusters

The show has this thing called a budget…………….and hiring back big name stars hoes over said budget!!

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Soap Smarts: How Daytime Dramas Are Using Ingenuity To Get Back Into Production During COVID-19

Daytime dramas seldom get the credit they deserve, and now they should be getting further credit for being the first back into production as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, and trying to implement new ways to keep their trademarks love scenes, intimate moments and two-person scenes somehow looking in tact; even though it will be far from how it was done in the past.

In the story from the Associated Press The Bold and the Beautiful EP, and head writer, Brad Bell – who’s soap was the first one back into the studio – commented on how the show is utilizing mannequins, or real-life significant others to help pull off close contact love scenes and how it is rather groundbreaking. “We feel almost like television pioneers all these years later because we’re the first ones out, blazing new ways of producing the shows with the current safety standards, and we’re getting the job done. It’s very exciting.”

When B&B scripts written pre-coronavirus were reviewed in preparation for shooting during the pandemic now, originally all the cinches and smooches were cut. But Bell found a solution whereby a remote actor recites lines as their on-camera scene partner responds in a “low, intimate voice” and engages in “beautiful, yearning eye contact” with an off-camera doll.

As far as the soapy embrace or lip-lock, B&B cast member Katrina Bowden (Flo) has had her husband and musician Ben Jorgensen stand in for her on-screen love interest, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) since returning to taping new episodes.

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Days of our Lives EP Ken Corday noted to AP:  The “learning curve” is steep. Before the pandemic, “we were producing eight, one-hour episodes a week. That’s basically 40 or 50 scenes a day.  That’s going to be basically impossible to reopen, so to speak, at that pace. We’re going to have to be more careful. So will there be five shows a week, or more? Yet to be determined.  It will certainly cost more.”

B&B and now Y&R which heads back into production next week, and the others soaps, will be using the company called Reel Health, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the entertainment industry, and hires medically trained workers to monitor sets and enforce protocols developed by a company epidemiologist and in accordance with industry and government standards,

Alicia Rodis, a veteran intimacy coordinator who helped the actors guild develop guidelines for taping scenes of romance and simulated sex. shared: “Finding ways to put romance on the screen is inevitable and necessary.  At the end of the day, intimacy isn’t going anywhere. Physical intimacy is a part of the human experience. And we’re going to have to find a way to be able to continue to tell these stories, even in extraordinary circumstances.”

So, what do you think of how soaps are tackling taping episodes in the new normal to give their fans a sense of all that they love from their favorite daytime dramas during COVID-19? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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NBA Great and LA Laker, LeBron James Buys B&B and Y&R Co-Creator Lee Phillip Bell’s Beverly Hills Estate

One legend is moving into another legend’s previous home.  Sources are reporting to The Real Deal, that Los Angeles Laker and NBA star, LeBron James has purchased the estate of the the late, Lee Phillip Bell, the beloved co-creator of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

According to the report, James is in contract to buy Bell’s estate which was being marketed at 39 million.  It was unclear what James is paying for the 13,000-square-foot property, which sits on a 2.5-acre plot and boasts seven fireplaces, a pool house with two baths, lighted tennis court, and screening room.

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Bell’s estate was officially put on the market on April 30

This is the third L.A. County mansion purchase for James, who signed as a free agent with the L.A. Lakers in the summer of 2018.  LeBron previously bought two homes in Brentwood, California for 23 and 21 million dollars.

Lee Phillip Bell passed away in late February of this year.  She was remembered during the just completed 47th annual Daytime Emmys In-Memoriam segment on the telecast on CBS.

So, what do you think of LeBron moving into the renowned soap opera creators home?  Comment below.

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