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ATWT Fave Kelley Menighan Hensley Premieres Tonight In New Showtime Series, REALITY SHOW!

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Ah, remember the good ole days of Oakdale and the life of good gal gone bad, gone questionable, Emily Stewart?  We do too!  Kelley Menighan Hensley, who has been Daytime Emmy nominated for the role on As the World Turns, is back on television starting tonight!

In a brand new scripted television series called, Reality Show, Kelley stars in this  8-episode, darkly satirical series, which follows Mickey Wagner (Adam Rifkin), a down on his luck reality show producer, as he crafts a sensational comeback. Fed up with how staged and phony reality shows are, Mickey’s hatches a revolutionary idea to pick an average American family and put them under all-encompassing surveillance…without the family’s knowledge. T he concept is to let real life unfold before the cameras. However, the family is numbingly boring. And the studio wants more sizzle. So Mickey starts to introduce drama into the unwitting family’s lives. Temptation to cheat, drinking, work problems…. chaos ensues. Everything unravels in a big, big way with shocking consequences.

Hensley plays Katherine Warwick, who Kelley refers to in her blog as “insanely vanilla, crafty, sex deprived, and happy as can be.  Or is she?”  In addition, in a new conversation with CBS Soaps In Depth, Kelley revealed,  “It’s out there. I mean, I called my parents when I agreed to do it and I’m like, ‘I’m just preparing you that.. I’m not a hundred percent sure I want you to see all of it!'”

After the jump, take a look at the teaser for Reality Show and if you have Showtime let us know if you will be tuning into the season premiere of it tonight at 11:30PMEST/PST?

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This looks amazing to me!

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Well, the trailer has peaked my interest enough that I would be willing to check it out. I loved KMH on ATWT, so it would be great to see her in another role.

Jules
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Jules

It’s a rip off of The Truman Show!!!

I love Kelley and wish her lots of success (her brunette hair looks good!). I still wish she got the part on GH she was up for (either nuKate or that woman in white…better if it was nuKate). I won’t be following this new thing though. I’d rather watch the movie.

Webbie
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Webbie

I had no idea Kelley was up for a part on GH! I hope she’s successful in this.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

When was she ever up for Kate Howard? That wouldn’t have worked!

Jules
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Jules

google “Kelley Menighan Hensley General Hospital” and it’s the 6th link down. It doesn’t say for what role she was up for, but I remember at the time there was a discussion on soapcentral and it became clear it was one of those 2 roles (maybe she made a comment on her twitter or something that made it clearer, I’m not sure. All I know is her fans were).

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Scott (ATWT Fan)

LOL Jules I hardly call that confirmation she was up for a role on GH from a fan forum. Those rumours surround that show like crazy. KMH never even discussed Twitter around that time. Plus, her and Jon weren’t even in LA until after Kate returned to the series.

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Good for her…. I loved ATWT… and Emily and Dr. Susan… were always watched… by me… I guess… i always rooted for the underdog…. the put upon, misunderstood… winsome, twosome… single mother and daughter… made it…. till the end of oakdale….

didn’t Kelley Menighan do it all… and GOOD…. she married Holden! (Jon Hensley) how good is that….

I hope the show succeeds.

John
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John

sick of reality shows…

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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