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Crystal Chappell & Michael Sabatino's New Web Series, The Grove Launches Its Website!

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Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm

The next exciting web series from producer,writer and daytime favorite, Crystal Chappell, and her Open Book Production company is getting closer to its first season of production!  The Grove, created by Crystal and her husband, Michael Sabatino has launched its website this past week, which details next steps for the series and gives fans and colleagues an inside look at the cast of characters, the backdrop of the story, and an incoming merchandise store!

In a special message from Crystal and Michael on the site, it reads:  “We are so excited to be up and running in pre-production for The Grove The Series!  We have an amazing writer, Paul Barber (21 Jump Street, Cagney and Lacey), working on the 45 minute pilot episode that we plan to shoot in mid-June with some of your favorite daytime actors!We will be revealing who these beautiful people are very soon.  The G Spot, our store, will be up and functioning soon with fun merchandize and, as always, the revenue go towards the production. We would love your ideas on what you would like to see in the store. Edible chaps? LOL.

Also, as we roll out OUR cast picks, we would love to know who YOU would like to see visit The Grove. There are always folks rolling through. Shooting on the Central Coast of California, we will bring some of the natural beauty we get to live with every day.  Groovin’ in the Grove,  Michael and Crystal”

Check out the characters here, and let us know who you would like to see on the series, and if you are excited about its premise!

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Peggy
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Peggy

YES! YES! Oh, YES!

Perla
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Perla

Fantastic news can’t wait to see it.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

How many web series is she in? I’m just asking because if she can find all this work in web series, then it must be more profitable than being on a soap opera.

What sponsorship/ financing are her shows getting? Really now.

barbara t
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barbara t

Good question.I would like to know ,why couldnt pp get the financing to go on line with one life to live and all my children,There seems to be a lot of soaps on the web.

Blake
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Blake

Awesome! Good for CC and Michael!

gabster1
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gabster1

I’m looking more forward to The Grove than V4 if that’s possible. Sounds fantastic, especially since our girls are starting off solid together. All their problems are from outside the relationship, not within it.

junebuggnc
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junebuggnc

Can’t wait! It will be great to see CC bring another character to life, not to mention to see some of our favorite daytime stars that we have been missing!!!

brothasoap
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brothasoap

Sarah Brown as Lauren, please. 🙂

barbara t
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barbara t

UH OH ,there’s going to be a tug of war ,who will get Sarah brown?we want her on general hospital to,this is going to get very interesting.

pam
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pam

any thing crystal does will be great

Bell
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Bell

I would like to see molly burnett come in

Tamale Encjilada
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Tamale Encjilada

Margaret Colin needs to visit the Grove!

Marlene Tinker
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Marlene Tinker

I agree with Bell, I would love to see Molly Burnett as part of this series as well. I have grown to love what she has done with the character of Melanie on Days and think that she would be a lively addition to the Grove. Can’t wait to for the return of Venice season 4. Congrats Crystal and Michael, best wishes to you both.

Wendy Stupp
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Wendy Stupp

Add Ron Moss to your cast! He will be missed on day time TV! Especially by me….

Kathy
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Kathy

FInally… I’ve missed you all!!!!

Dayna miller
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Dayna miller

I would like to see Farah Fath (?) on the show!!! So excited!!!! Also maybe Chrishell I don’t know her last name from AMC? Love her 2!!

Virginia bemba
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Virginia bemba

I love you Crystal, just i waiting for the grove.

Rosa Committee
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Rosa Committee

I can’t wait to see The Grove!

Brian yonezaki
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Brian yonezaki

aloha christall chappall
I am a fan of yours.
can you send me a picture. of you

Aloha christal
brian Yonezaki

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Anne Heche in “Extremely Critical Condition”; Still in Coma Following Fiery Car Crash

Although earlier reports over the weekend had soap opera alum and Daytime Emmy-winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World) in stable condition following crashing her car into a home, on Monday an update on her condition looked more grim.

According to a statement provided to Deadline by Heche’s rep: “At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

Since last Friday, Heche has been hospitalized following a harrowing incident where she crashed her car which caught fire into a private home in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles.

In addition, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Annie Hernandez told City News Service that investigators obtained a warrant for a blood draw from Heche.

Over the last few days, a new episode of Heche’s podcast “Better Together” with her co-host Heather Duffy was released, which showed the actress slurring her speech.

Erroneous reports said that the podcast which dropped on Friday, was also recorded that day, and that Heche had been drinking prior to her accident during the show.  However, it has come to light that Heche taped that episode last Tuesday, not the day of the crash.

Share your thoughts and prayers for Anne as we continue to monitor and update the situation on the film and TV star, via the comment section below.

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‘That’s A Wrap’ For Dynasty’s Elizabeth Gillies & Adam Huber As They Share Farewells

The fifth and final season of CW’s Dynasty is currently playing out with the series finale to air in the early fall.

However, filming on the show wrapped this past week for series star Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) and her on-screen husband, Adam Huber (Liam).  Each of them took to their Instagrams to share heartfelt goodbyes and ‘thank you’s’ for the journey they traveled as part of the reboot of the classic ABC primetime soap opera with its own twist.

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Huber shared his thoughts, when he expressed: “That’s a wrap!! When I got the call in 2017 that I was going to be flying out to Atlanta to join the show DYNASTY for a few episodes I had no idea what it would turn into. 4 years of my life and 84 episodes later is what happened. I am beyond grateful for this show. This is the first time I’ve ever really been apart of something like this. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve cried a lot. And I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime.

A huge thank you to anyone and everyone who was with me on this journey. Thank you to my friends and family for your non stop love and support. My manager and agents who are absolute rockstars. The crew that wakes up day after day working lonnnng hours so we can have a finished product. The writers, directors and producers for making this show the success that it is. The casting director for saying “I think I found our Liam” The entire cast for being so welcoming from the first day I stepped foot on set. The day players, extras, stand ins, all of you!!

And gigantic thank you to all the fans!!! Thank you for staying with us the whole time during this wild ride. Without you watching and binging on whatever platform you watch the show on, we would have not been able to bring you 5 seasons and 108 episodes of DYNASTY craziness. Thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart. This has been an experience I will never forget! 🖤Ps…new episode tonight!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the season! It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

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Gillies, simply brought out her inner-Fallon with her Instagram post which said, “Every day, I take one man’s dirt and turn it into diamonds. And digging up insider info is even easier when they assume you work for the airline, instead of owning the plane. Bon Voyage, Fallon 🥂”

Elizabeth’s co-stars were quick to heap praise on the talented actress/singer/director (she directed the two most recent episodes of the series). Rafael de La Fuente who plays Sammy Jo, expressed: ‘What a gift for me to get to work with you for five years. Forever a fan, forever family.”

Pop superstar, Arianna Grande, a longtime friend, and Broadway co-star with Gillies in the musical 13, posted: “Oh my.congratulations, my Liz, on completing this massive and magnificent chapter with Fallon.  she is / you are utterly spectacular. !!!!!!!!! love youuu. sm.”

You can check out their farewell posts below.

So, sad to know that Liz and Adam have wrapped their run as the fifth and final season of Dynasty is coming to a close? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Anne Heche in Critical Condition After Fiery Car Crash

UPDATED: TV and film star, and Another World alum, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley) is in critical condition following a harrowing and fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

“Anne is in the ICU, she’s lucky to be alive. She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead. Her team and her family are still trying to process what led up to the crash,” a source close to the actress revealed to CNN on Saturday morning.

According to reports and video obtained by TMZ, Heche was driving at lighting speed and crashed twice in a residential area of Mar Vista.  In the initial crash, Anne, who was driving a Mini Cooper slammed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents attempted to get Anne out of the vehicle but she put her car in reverse and then sped away.  Next, she crashed into a home, which ignited a fire, and the fire engulfed the entire home.  However, Anne was severely burned in the fire and taken out by ambulance in a stretcher.

According to Los Angeles Fire Department Capt Erik Scott: “We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It’s at this point destroyed.”

Heche is currently in a Los Angeles hospital, and had to be intubated following being severely burned.

Soaps fans know that Anne won a Daytime Emmy for her dual roles on Another World and played Vicky and Marley Hudson from 1987-2001.  She has also appeared in the films, Donnie Brasco, Six Days Seven Nights, Wag the Dog. and more.  On television, Heche has appeared in the last few years on: Dancing with the Stars, Quantico and Chicago P.D.

We will continue to monitor this developing story.

So, what do you think of the fiery crash involving Anne? Send your thoughts and prayers her way via the comment section below.  But first, watch this news report from KTLA channel 5 in Los Angeles who were on the scene of the crash.

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