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Ellen Greene in a Y&R shocker revealed in TV Guide!

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We knew something was coming down the pike when we could foreshadow that since Victoria and Billy could not conceive their own child, and that Daisy yesterday left her newborn baby abandoned at a church ( or so we think), these two stories might intersect.  When the news came a few months back from TV Guide that primetime, film and Broadway star, Ellen Greene, best known for her quirky roles in Little Shop of Horrors and more recently the primetime series, Pushing Daisies was headed to Y&R for a guest turn, it would have to be something very interesting for the show to cast Greene and for her to agree to come to Genoa City.

Now in a new interview out today from TV Guide it is revealed that Greene is playing Primrose Deville, the daughter of black market baby baddie, Rose Deville, played by the late Darlene Conley on Y&R back in the 80’s.  Seems Primrose will connect with Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) starting the week of January 7th for a five episode stint.   So what do you think?  Could Billy be in the market to buy a baby?  Here is an  excerpt from the interview with Greene, who announced that she had been reluctant to do a soap role!

Greene on what changed her mind to take on the role of Primrose: “I read the script. It was so good I was shocked. I just had to do it. I can only tell you this much: Primrose will bring happiness into Billy’s life. Anything more and they will have to annihilate me. That Billy Miller is a very good actor, by the way. So much fun to work with, and such a dear. In fact, every single person at Y&R was kind to me.”

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‘Dr. Oz Show’ Taken Off the Air in NY and PA Due to Senate Run; Daphne Oz ‘The Good Dish’ to Fill Time Slot

In light of his announcement that he will be running as a republican senate candidate in the state of Pennsylvania, Dr Oz’s daytime talk and medical show, The Dr. Oz Show, is being taken off the air in key markets in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the Fox Station Group.

According to Deadline’s sources, Fox TV Stations proceeded with pulling the Sony Pictures TV-distributed syndicated series because of the prospect of being forced to give other political candidates running in Pennsylvania equal time, expressing that it “would be a nightmare for us, there was no way we were going to be able to do that.”

In its place, look for Dr. Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz, to be the fill-in with her show.

Starting on January 18th, Daphne’s The Good Dish, will take over the time slot during the duration of her father’s political campaign.  This potentially could go all the way through November of 2022, if Oz remains in the race through election day.

Last fall, Fox TV Stations renewed The Dr. Oz Show for two more years which gave it life through 2023.

So, do you think more stations will go bye-bye and have The Dr. Oz show pulled? What do you think of daughter Daphne’s series as the fill-in? Comment below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Dr. Oz Set to Announce Candidacy For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat; Will Likely Take Break from Talk Show

(UPDATED) There is a new celebrity who has entered the political arena.  This time it’s Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

According to TMZ overnight, Dr. Oz will announce his intentions to run for the republican U. S. Senate seat in Pennyslvania.

Oz will run for republican Pat Toomey’s seat.  Toomey is set to retire.

Sources tell TMZ that Oz has already made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state for his political run, and that he make the official announcement on Tuesday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity,

The report also shares that Dr, Oz already has a  full campaign staff former National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Chris Hansen.

As to the future of the Dr. Oz show, it would appear that Oz would likely take a step back from the show over the next few months, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Since this posting, late Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mehmet Oz made his announcement that he is indeed running for the republican senate seat in Pennsylvania. Watch the video below, then share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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