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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Setton quits One Life to Live!

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Muliple sources have reported to Daytime Confidential that One Life to Live’s talented newbie Amanda Setton (Kim) has indeed taped her last episode of  One Life to Live as of this past Friday, Feb. 19.  Reportedly, the actress who has been on recurring status, was offered a contract and a pay increase, however she opted to turn both down and in planning to move to California for pilot season.

On-Air On-Soaps was at the set of One Life to Live on Friday and did quickly spot Setton with a bouquet of flowers in her hand, that appeared to being presented by her to one of her co-workers.

In addition, OLTL star Tuc Watkins (David) and the series head writer, Ron Carlivati did tease to On-Air On-Soaps potential upcoming story for Kim and David.  So, will there be a recast? Was it extremely sudden? Stay tuned.

And, if you watched One Life’s fantastic Friday cliffhanger, Setton’s performance where Kim left her very expensive boots and walked away of the icy lake where  Stacy had drowned, was simply stunning.   Not only for Kim’s emotional heartbreak, but for the fact that later the boots had disappeared and there were foot prints in the snow!  Hmmm…

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I am sooo unhappy to hear this!! This girl ROCKS!!! She is sexy, hot, lovable, and a bit whicked all rolled into one!!! Kim is more like old-school TINA LORD then Flash was!

This girl has a presence that is undeniable! She has a spunk about her that is likeable even when she is behaving badly. This is a trait that is not always found by all actresses. I think Alexa H had it when she played Babe– but it was lacking by her recast. So if they recast– which I think they should– it needs to be by an actress who can pull that off!!!!!!!!!!!

I was also surpirsed to learn that Amanda is only 25 years old– she has a mature look about her. Those that are saying dont recast and give more time to Renee and Nigel are kinda in fantasy land. I say that cause these shows are all trying to give older vets less screen time and fill the air time with younger cast members. So if they dont recast Kim- they will only bring on a newer character who is in her 20’s who gets the screen time.

I have a few ideas of possible recasts:
I think Erin Hershey would work in this role- if she dyed her hair. Erin looks younger then her actual age. And she has the ability to be likeable even when she is bad!

And finally – I think one nice thing about OLTL being one of the only shows filmed in NYC is they have a chance to draw some big Broadway stars to the show. I think EDEN ESPINOSA of Brooklyn, RENT and WIcked could fit the role well also.

It’s too bad that this role is for someone in their late 20’s — cause I’m sure ABC would love to find a way to have Alicia M join OLTL in some way– and she could work in this role too. BUT she is about 7 years too old! 🙁 too bad!!! I would have rather seen her join the cast as Kim then have Kendall come to town!

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Mishael Morgan Returns To The Young and the Restless And Shares: “I Hope To Create Something New But Just As Special As That Girl You All Loved To Hate”

Big news was shared today as Daytime Emmy nominee, Mishael Morgan is back on CBS’ The Young and the Restless!

Morgan, who played the role of Hilary Curtis from 2013-2018 ,and then was killed-off the show is now back in Genoa City in a new role.  As fans of Y&R know, Mishael along with Bryton James (Devon) became part of the very popular duo known as “Hevon”.

Back in April of this year, Mishael reappeared on Y&R as a special guest in several episodes where she played Hilary’s ghost.  Since, Hilary was killed, Devon has begun a relationship with Elena (Brytni Sarpy).

In a post today via social media, Y&R announced the return of Morgan to the daytime drama series in a brand new role. (See below)

On her Instagram account, Morgan shared: “That’s right… I’m back!! This has been the hardest secret to keep! I am so happy & honoured to return to #YR. The time off was such a welcomed blessing, as I learned to juggle life, family & career, but I am so happy to be home! I want to take a second and thank all you diehard fans out there, who supported me so fiercely. This opportunity only came about because of YOU. I am so excited to be back home, doing what I love, with all of you cheering me on. I look forward to this new adventure and I hope to create something new but just as special as that girl you all loved to hate. Cheers to this new chapter, with old friends. Now let’s do the damn thing!

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Check out the announcement of Mishael being back on Y&R.  Then, let us know if you are excited that she has returned to the series, but this time in a new role via the comment section below.

 

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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Peter Weber Is Revealed To Be The Next ‘Bachelor’

On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, the big question was finally answered.  Who would be the next star of the upcoming season of The Bachelor.  Well the wait is over and it turns out to be one of the runner-ups from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

Pilot Peter Weber has nabbed the spot of the next ‘Bachelor’ when the reality-competition series returns for its 24th season in January of 2020.  Weber follows Colton Underwood as the guy who will hopefully hand out a final rose to one woman that steals his heart from the bevy of contestants.

Weber and Hannah Brown’s chemistry was undeniable during this season of The Bachelorette.

After expressing his love to her and spending a memorable night in a windmill together, America was left shocked and heartbroken with Hannah’s decision to end the relationship. making him the second runner-up for her season.  Returning back to his home from Greece, Peter was forced to confront his pain and pick up the pieces of his broken heart.

Now, Peter is back to look for love a second time.   He said of the opportunity during a brief appearance on the Bachelor in Paradise finale: “I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity. “This is life-changing.”

So, are you glad Peter was named the next ‘Bachelor’? Comment below.

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