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EX-ATWT's Hugo Napier's son, Orlando, wows Adam Levine on The Voice – Watch the Video!

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In one of those breakout performances on reality/singing competition’s of late, this one has a tie-in to soap operas!  Last night on the hit NBC series, The Voice, Orlando Napier, the son of former As the World Turns star, Hugo Napier (Ex-Gunnar Stenbeck) performed the John Mayer tune, “Waiting On The World To Change” and with an instant, The Voice judge, Adam Levine, selected the young talent to be part of Team Levine! The 25-year-old from Los Angeles was invited to the fifth blind auditions on Monday night (February 27) by Carson Daly and his singing and playing the piano to the Mayer tune won him a spot on the competition!   During the performance, the camera went backstage to Hugo Napier watching his son perform!

Levine said of his selection of Napier, “I think the reason I pressed my button so quickly was because so much of being a singer is timing and within the first line of the song you had this impeccable, smooth timing.”

Later, Napier told viewers that before his audition that he had previously been sentenced to a few months in jail following a bar fight and it was during that time that he started to write and sing a lot, later joining his dad’s band.  He added that if he stays on the show long enough he would like his dad to play saxophone during one of his performances!

After the jump watch Orlando’s performance and let us know what you think? And wouldn’t it be cool to see Hugo and Orlando to perfprm together on The Voice?

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I’m so glad you reported on this. I was viewing the episode that night and rmemeber thinking the last name Napier sounded quite familiar. when they showed his father, the eyes had a familiarity with me and it hit me! Gunnar! He was older but as a college student when eh was on ATWT, I had a huge crush on him. I also made the connection that Carson Daly’s girlfriend is Colleen Zenk’s daughter and wondered since Orlando is friends with him, had they made the connection. Again thanks for informing. I couldn’t find anyone reporting on this.

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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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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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