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B-I-N-G-O! ATWT's Maura West headed to Y&R!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maura West, who has played Carly Tenney on As the World Turns, has inked a deal with The Young and the Restless to play none other than Diane Jenkins!  Jenkins was last played by Susan Walters.  So while CBS viewers wil see the last of Maura as Carly on the finale of As the World Turns on September 17th, they won’t have to wait long for her to return to their screens, when she debuts as Diane on October 8th.  According to TV Guide Magazine who broke the news this morning, West starts taping at Y&R on September 1st.  

So what do you think?  Do you like that West is playing another recasted role on Y&R? Are you looking forward to seeing West mix it up with Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman the titans of the series, since Diane was involved and in love with Jack, but once married to Victor?  And, let’s not forget the sperm swithcheroo incident!  All thanks to Diane.

Stay tuned for more on this developing news item in the coming days ahead.

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Rob
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Rob

This is the best news since they recast Abby with MArcy Rylan. I cant wait to see Maura go toe to toe with Michelle Stafford.

Judy
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Judy

I am thrilled with this news! Thought I was done with soaps and said I’d only watch one if either Maura West or Michael Park went to one. Well as you say, BINGO, I’ll now be watching Y&R. Hate that I’m losing Carly Tenney but so happy I’ll continue to see Maura West and her amazing talent. Hope you can get an interview with her soon Michael and get us more scoop. I hope she’ll be extremely happy in this new venture.

Craig
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Craig

I hope she gets a decent role, Lizze from GL her character is annoying. Ben is good, and Shane. They desperately need some new blood over on B&B; getting real sick same old crap.

Doe
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Doe

Well, this is surprising news! She didn’t wait too long to grab a role on Y&R. I don’t know why they are bringing back the character of Diane Jenkins. We have had enough of recurring characters. The only thing that is new is that the actor playing the role is someone else. I’m not sure I am liking it……..We will see…..Jack is too vulnerable right now. That means Emily will be going out of the picture. And where is Patty? They left her out in the wind…..I was hoping she would be coming back in enough time to convcict Adam..What… Read more »

Devoted Fan
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Devoted Fan

OMG! Yes and YES! Fantastic!

Congrats Maura. You so deserve this!

cd
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cd

my prayers have been answered—my two favorite actors are now together. eric braeden and maura west. what a wonderful future.

Sandy
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Sandy

Yes to all the above! I have been watching ATWT as far back as Chris Hughs, SR was there, probably most of the whole 50 years it has been on the air. Carly (Maura) can make me laugh, cry, whatever. I guess all of us imperfect people could identify with her character. I was so ticked that they keep taking the soaps off the air that, I actually sent CBS an email about it. I realize it is cheaper to put on an inane game show than to pay real actors but it doesn’t bring me to the TV every… Read more »

Sandy
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Sandy

and why is that?

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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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