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AMC, GL and Y&R Alum Jeff Branson Virtual Interview On Tap

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Daytime Emmy-winner Jeff Branson will talk about his television primetime and soap career in a virtual conversation with Alan Locher in The Locher Room on Wednesday, March 16th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

Fans remember Branson for his roles on: All My Children (Jonathan Lavery), Guiding Light (Shayne Lewis) and The Young and the Restless (Ronan Malloy).

Branson has also on CSI, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Law & Order: SVU, and Supernatural. He also appeared in the first season of Supergirl as the character, Master Jailer and appears as Neil Armstrong in the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind.

You can watch the livestream with the interview with Jeff here.

So looking forward to hearing from Jeff? What has been your favorite Brandon soap role from the past? Let us know in the comment section below.

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He should come back to YR. I loved him with Phyllis. She really could use some Ronan.

like @GH with Sonny and Carly ; YandR also will ring them up till God knows when !!!! Just Jack and Phyllis, DO NOT ring up as fun any more… just tedious drawl… Poor Jack… it’s too late to even say get a life. RETREAD with Michelle Stafford, this time around… has done nothing for her character belong. Ronan FIRED HER UP… it was astounding to see her exit @gh… WHEN IN JUST ONE ENDING SCENE… the fire that smoldered with Ingo Rademacher, Jax. Ronan was a take charge helluva sexy man , Phyllis RAN with IT

Funny..I never warmed to him on GL as Shane Lewis but adored him as Ronan on YR. He and Phyllis were really smoldering together. Would like him back so he could slap Chance silly! And maybe tame that hair.

slap him silly… till we see Donny Boaz. ??? as Shane Lewis… fuzzy memory @.. I just know at the time he was wheel chair bound for some thing or another… i just thought… this actor has a masculinity about him that will not end… loaded . I’ll go YUMMERS or doozy STILL

Loved you as Shayne Lewis, but oh my goodness, we need you to bring on the heat on Y and R as Ronan with Phyllis. You and the new Chance actually look like brothers. Please come back!

how is it that people … ROAR Please… can still have conversations stating how integral Victor and Jack , are ? oh so old… just think of all that salary going to other characters. I love stirring the pot on facebook about the dead dullards : yep till i pulpit no more… Sonny and Carly SUCK ! yep they still waste my airtime

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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Soap Favorites Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young Visit the Michael Fairman Channel

On Wednesday night, February 28, Four for Fun, the movie written and directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas; ex-Matt, respectively), which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, Lucky, GH, and Rick, B&B), will have its premiere as part of The Golden State Film Festival.

If you’re in the Southern California area, tickets for the festival and to see Four for Fun showing at 7:30pm PT can be found here.

In the premise of the film, a dinner party between two couples experiencing eleven different endings, all of which points to the same conclusion – the best possible life comes from the one lived the most in the present. Sarpy and Young play one of the couples and actors Donovan Patton and Annika Foster, play the other.

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After its premiere at the festival, on the next night, Jason, Brytni and Jacob will visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream conversation about the making of the film, working with each other, and a discussion on their numerous soap opera roles and much more.

It all begins on Thursday night, February 29th beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Make sure to join us in the live chat, so you can ask your questions and share your comments with this talented trio.

Photo: FourforFun

Check out the trailer for Four for Fun below, followed by how to watch the livestream interview.

Then, drop any questions you would like us to pose to Jason, Brytni and Jacob in the comment section, and we just might ask it live on Thursday night.

 

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