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Alison Goodman Named Casting Director For One Life to Live & All My Children!

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Prospect Park has confirmed to Backstage the acting tradepaper and their online platform, that Alison Goodman has been named the Casting Director for One Life to Live and All My Children.  However, the company declined to comment any further.

With productions ramping up for a projected start in February in the soap operas new studios in Stamford Connecticut, Goodman is geographically desirable as an east coast based casting director with offices in New York City.

Some of the series Goodman has held casting duties have included: Suits, Guiding Light, Third Watch, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

So as the casting director for the upcoming One Life to Live and All My Children reboot’s, who would you like to see Alison cast on the soaps?  What do you think of the news of an official casting director being named by Prospect Park? Let us know your thoughts!

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Turbo
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Turbo

I would love to see Martha Byrne cast on either OLTL or AMC. Martha is a 2 time Emmy winner and I think she would be a great addition to either show. Prospect Park needs as much support as they can get and Martha would bring alot of the P&G soap fanbase with her to Prospect Park. Cast Martha Byrne!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I think Martha and some other ATWT/GL actors would be great on AMC and OLTL, but of course let’s wait until we get the core characters on each soap

Turbo
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Turbo

I agree Enrique! I hope they get as many of the original cast back for both shows as they can. I just thing Martha Byrne would be a great addition to either cast as maybe a new character or to take the place of someone they can’t sign. The shows wouldn’t be the same without the same actors but I think adding some from ATWT and GL would bring in a whole new set of viewers!

BTripp
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BTripp

Martha could be a recast Cecily Davidson Brent and come back with Charlie and their 20something child. Charlie could be cast with Jon Hensley if he’s not on B&B still or even the guy who played Jack on ATWT.

Andrea
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Andrea

I want Hillary B Smith, Robert S Woods, Kassie DePaiva, and Erika Slezak!

Gustave Faubert
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Gustave Faubert

Andrea, you nailed it with those you listed. Absolutely, we need all four back!

Ellen
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Ellen

Andrea, I totally agree with your choices!! Isn’t Hillary on B&B??

Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

Hillary was on the B&B but her character has not been on the show for months.

susan M.
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susan M.

Double Ditto!!!!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Michael Easton as John McBain And Melissa Archer as Natalie

Gail Keefe
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Gail Keefe

I want Susan Lucci and Walt Willey on AMC!

Matt Borlenghi
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Matt Borlenghi

Think the diehard viewers would like to see my character Brian Bodine on the AMC canvas?

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I know I would!!!! Since I know GH won’t bring Valentin Cassadine to the canvas

Becky Zee
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Becky Zee

I would LOVE to see you and any of the other actors from way back when make a come back. The more the merrier!

dana stabler
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dana stabler

I agree prevoius comments I just miss pinevalley and lainview. …

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I think Cythia Watros would be a good Tina on one life to live!

MikeT
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MikeT

I think Cythia Watros is a great actress and would love to see her on OLTL but not as Tina–Andrea Evans is and forever will be Tina Lord Roberts!!!Would love to see her return!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree with Mike T…Andrea Evans as Tina all the way!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I would love to see Andrew Trischitta, Kassie DePaiva, James DePaiva, Laura Koffman, Gina Tognoni back on OLTL. I wouldn’t mind seeing some old GL and ATWT actors on both soaps as either new characters or recasts of old characters

April
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April

I would love to see some of the GL & ATWT actors get on board.

MikeT
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MikeT

I would love to see Andrea Evans(Tina) ,James Depiava (Max) and Fiona Hutchison(Gabrielle) return to OLTL

susan M.
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susan M.

Wasn’t Gabrielle’s character killed off OLTL… If you saw the episodes Between Heaven and Hell.. Megan, Luna, Gabrielle were in heaven…And Bo met up with Gabrielle in heaven…

Skater Boy
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Skater Boy

I would love to see Opal, Erica, Jackson, Kendall on AMC. I don’t think as pretty as Cara is that she is a core player and David needs some strong characters. AMC has to cut some characters and I would say sadly the police officers, Krystal, Michael Nouri’s characters, some of the peripheral Hubbard friends and family should be writen out to save money. Someone has to o sadly.

Lesley
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Lesley

I agree, but I want Tadd Martin. The show needs at least one member of the Martin family and also the Tadd and Opal dynamic. is enduring.

d.w.
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d.w.

Casting coup i’d love to see: now that Robin Strasser will be back as Dorian…and we know via General Hospital that there are plans for a Vickerman II, they should actually bring on Mia Korf (as Vickerman’s Blair Cramer) as herself! Great opportunity for Dan Gauthier to be back as Kevin as well as other actors that fans love but Frons/ABC had issues with like Cat Hickland, all the Gannons, James De Paiva, Laura Koffman, Brett Claywell and Scott Evans. I feel Joey should be back and i’d be okay if it was Tom Degnan (i thought the actor himself… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I loved Dan Gauthier’s Kevin Buchanan. I would also LOVE to have Tuc Watkins. David Vickers Buchanan is pretty much tied to every major character in some way.

bob
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bob

i want to see slezak as viki woods as bo smith as nora archer as natalie depaiva as blair watkins as david alderson kids as starr and matthew easton as john mcbain howarth as todd all back on oltl….

David H
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David H

We need Erika Slezak and Susan Lucci on these shows. Loyal as they are to Agnes Nixon I hope she can get therm back onboard. They ARE these two shows.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree.

Kathy
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Kathy

I would like to see Tad,Erika, J.R.,Adam, Brooke, the original Bianca,Opal,Annie,…….I want everyone back in Pine Valley!!!!!!!

Pat in FL
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Pat in FL

It won’t be OLTL without Erika Slezak. Hope to see Trevor St. John, Florencia Lozano, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Bree Williamson, Sean Ringgold, Shenell Edmonds, Robert Woods, Please just bring back everyone who was on the show when it ended!

su0000
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su0000

I love them all … but
They are old senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
The casting has to be for people from this generation along with the older or grabbing new viewers, the ones who use on-line to view their shows etc they will need younger actors..

Tina Angelo
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Tina Angelo

I loved Alex. She was mean and funny and more interesting than anybody else. I watched her with my mom into my twenties. She needs to be back on.

Grandma
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Grandma

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BIGGEST SHARE OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE ON THE SHOW BEFORE COME BACK ON. START WHERE THEY LEFT OFF,

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I say, please cast original actors from all the core families of AMC and OLTL. That means Martins, Kanes, Hubbards, and Buchanans,Lords, and Cramers!

BradF
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BradF

Re: AMC – Bring back the core families for starters – the Martins, the Chandlers, the Kane women – and I will come. Make the writing and the story telling rich, keep it character-centered and keep the characters consistent, bring in new characters when it will enhance the plot, not dilute it….and I will stay.

Leila
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Leila

I can’t wait to watch AMC and OLTL again. I have 1 concern, will it be available to Canadians?

GHFan
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GHFan

Todd, John, Starr, and et al need to go back to Llanview!! OLTL will not be the same without them….

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

My list of who I don’t want to see is probably shorter. But, I really need to have Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Michael Easton, Bree Williamson, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith….Oh , heck the list goes on and on. I’m just excited to see who signs on 🙂

My short list for AMC; Michael E. Knight, David Canary, Walt Willey, Susan Lucci, Ricky Paul-Goldin…on & on.

Rodd
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Rodd

There have been so many wonderful actors on various soaps over the years, but I want to see the actors who were on these shows when they went off the air back first and foremost. IF there are gaps, then I would want to see others added. It takes time to establish a show (or in this case, re-establish) and I’d hate to see a lot of new faces distract from us getting to find out what has happened to our favorites in the year+ they were off the air. ~ I am so looking forward to this!!!

Annick
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Annick

I agree with you 100%. This has to happen IMO for this venture to be successful.

Bobby
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Bobby

I can’t wait!! My list is so long but here it goes….first, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser,Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer,Bree Williamson, Robert S Woods,Trevor St. John, and of course Florencia Lozano. Just bring all the families back. I miss them all.

Erica
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Erica

Trevor St John…absolutely love him!!!! Definitely need him back on OLTL…there is no one eke who could be cast as Victor Lord!

Lesley
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Lesley

For AMC as many of the ones that were there when they aired the final episode..and would like to see some old charactors from the past come back such as Gloria, Dimetre. Any way to bring Jillian and Edmund back to life. Also, Aiden Devane.

Tad
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Tad

I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. David Canary has retired so at best he should be a guest character for AMC. I would suggest the casting director should really think carefully about who they ask back – their history, relationship with other charactes and such. Cara would not be… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

You said; ”I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. ” ………… The run time of the soaps is now around 30 minutes.. It is all the network commercials (that are not on the web) that make the time one hour.. I watch my soaps on line and running time is… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

Another side point, interesting that there is more interest on these forums with the “more mature” characters in general. Tad and heck even Jake and them aren’t necessarily the super young starlets and studs like on BB or DOOL. Even Cameron Mathison isn’t super young.

su0000
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su0000

Most coming back are older senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
This generation of on-line watchers, are younger people and both soaps will need at least half the cast younger people. if PP is to get the newer gen intrested.

Kim
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Kim

I definitely want Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) and Sarah Glendening (Marissa) back on AMC. Their relationship drove a large segment of people, admittedly lesbian, but others too to AMC toward the end. Plus, Bianca is an integral character to the show. I would also like to see Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Susan Lucci (Erica) on the show. That family is central to that show.

BTripp
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BTripp

OLTL is going to need another leading man since Victor, Todd and John are gone. I say bring back James DePaiva as Max Holden and hook him up with Tea or Blair. Max also has 2 children that would be in their 20’s that could fill the younger void left with Starr gone. Have Dani (Tea’s daughter) dating Max’s son and they meet in college. Matthew can be recast and be with Destiny still and their baby. Also Tonja Walker needs to totally be back as Alex and keep her 2 kids Cutter and “Aubrey” Kim and they could be… Read more »

Marfa
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Marfa

Oh, totally agree, bring back James DePaiva. Also agree with bringing Alex back, she’s a real kick.

jim
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jim

OLTL shouldve never been canceled with its ratings rising near the end. It was gaing back an audience which is proof enough people still want these types of shows. Its great the show is returning but being online i hope it works out. It should with so many fans cheering its return. But what if some fans dont like what they see and start tuning back out. Prospect Park might drop AMC and OLTL if it doesnt meet their expectations. I hope they succeed because OLTL had become my favorite series before it left the air.

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Rebecca Budig in Cast of CBS Holiday Movie ‘Fit For Christmas’

Daytime favorite Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, AMC, and ex-Hayden, GH) will be seen in the upcoming CBS holiday movie, Fit For Christmas.

The movie also stars The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and she also serves as one of the executive producers and also co-wrote the project.  Budig joins Kloots along with When Calls the Heart favorite, Paul Greene in the holiday charmer.

In story, Fit For Christmas tells “the tale of Audrey, an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor at a beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont., who begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman, complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property.”

Fit for Christmas is slated to premiere on Sunday, December 4th (8:30 ET/8 PT).

So, will you be watching Rebecca, Amanda and Paul in the holiday film? Do you somehow wish GH could bring back Budig as Hayden? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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