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Ex-OLTL's John Brotherton Nabs Role in Fast & Furious 7 with Kurt Russell!

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Remember when Jared Banks was killed by Mitch Laurence on One Life to Liveleaving poor Natalie  (Melissa Archer) husband-less once again?  We do!  And for those who enjoyed the performances of John Brotherton (Ex-Jared), now you can see him on the big screen!

According to today, Brotherton has nabbed the primo role of Kurt Russell’s sidekick in the upcoming feature film, Fast & Furious 7 in the next chapter of that movie franchise whose 6th installment was the best worldwide opening in Universal’s history this past summer.

While not all details are known, Brotherton will play Sheppard, who’s described as the Russell character’s right-hand man.  Fast & Furious 7 is shooting in Atlanta with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black and franchise rookies including Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.

Former OLTL head writer during Brotherton’s time on the ABC soap, Ron Carlivati tweeted to the actor ,”Congrats, John! That’s awesome!”  To which John tweeted back, “Thanks Ron!! Hope you and the team at GH are doing well! Hugs and hellos to all.”

Were you a fan of Jared and Natalie on One Life to Live? Are you happy to hear the new of John landing a major motion picture role in a big blockbuster movie franchise?   Let us know!

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Not a good detour for FF franchise. Asian american director jared lin revived the franchise and turned it into a billion dollar franchise w/ lush locales and balletic car sequences and a very racially diverse cast! FF has numerous African american actors and hispanic american actors. It even had an Asian american actor w/ FF fave sung kang who’s char was killed off on newest hit bec FF 4-6 were pretty much prequels bec his char died on FF 3 w/c was FF: tokyo drift. Typical hollywood whitewashing now that FF’s a billion dollar franchise and Asian american director jared lin is not directing next FF? They’ve cast kurt and white british actor statham and now this oltl actor. They should have cast more women of color and more Asian american actors to replace Sung kang’s char and not this oltl actor. FF is a franchise abt racial diversity and it has enough white chars already. It’s too bad FF is going this route bec Sung Kang’s char was even romantically paired w/ giselle! It’s seldom that a hollywood movie portrays Asian americans w/ romantic storyline bec majority of hollywood movies even asexualize an Asian american char even on testosterone charged action movies! That alone makes FF very progressive for backwards/trashy hollywood. FF really could resurrect Sung Kang bec he is a FF fave. They did that w/ letty who perished onscreen. The audience wouldn’t care bec FF is really a soap opera for straight male crowd w/c is it’s core audience.

Well I guess you were too busy putting together your rant to hit up the Wikipedia page and see that other new cast additions include Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, Dijmon Hounsou, and Ali Fazil, all actors of color. So I’m not seeing the white wash.

Also, the new director? James Wan, an Asian-American.

Back on the ACTUAL TOPIC, Brotherton was great on “One Life to Live”. Hated that he got killed so Natalie and John could get put back together. This will be great exposure, good for him!

LOL! Snap!

Not everyone. Loved that so John and Natalie could get together.
Even more so because he killed Nash indirectly but still killed him.

Jan, where did I say everyone? I know John/Natalie have a lot of fans, but I always preferred her with Jared (or Cristian).

James Wan is Australian.

He also worke with James Wan, the director of The Conjuring. James Wan is also directing Fast and Furious 7. He was the cop in The Conjuring.

Sorry supposed to say worked. LOL

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‘The Talk’ Renewed For 15th and Final Season to End in December; Does Its Cancellation Make Room for ‘The Gates’?

Things just got very interesting over at CBS daytime with the announcement today that The Talk is going to end its run on the network after its 15th season, and that season looks to be shortened as the series will come to its conclusion in December of 2024.

In a joint statement, Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Studio, shared, “The Talk broke new ground when it launched 14 years ago by returning daytime talk to CBS with a refreshing and award-winning format. Throughout the years, it has been a key program on CBS’ top rated daytime line-up as it brought timely, important and entertaining topics and discussions into living rooms around the globe.”

Reisenback and Stapf added, “It goes without saying that hosting and producing a year-round talk show is no easy task, and we express our sincere gratitude to our amazing hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood, our Executive Producer/Showrunner Rob Crabbe and the hardworking producing team and crew.

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Giving props to those who co-hosted or worked on the show through the years including: Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Carrie Ann Inaba Leah Ramimi, Marissa Janet Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete, Eve, Aisha Tyler, and Sharon Osbourne, the joint statement added, “We also want to acknowledge our former show hosts and colleagues who contributed throughout the seasons. We truly appreciate the skill, creativity, and dedication everyone involved brought to the show every day.  And of course, we thank the numerous guests who appeared, and the millions of viewers who tuned in daily. For the final season, we plan to celebrate the show and give it the proper sendoff it deserves when it concludes in December 2024.”

While no firm decision or announcement has been given at this time, it seems most likely that The Talk’s time slot could be given to the new soap opera in development The Gates from CBS Studio Ventures and from longtime soap opera writer. Michele Val Jean.  As previously reported, The Gates features the lives of a wealthy Black family who reside in a posh, gated community.

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The Talk was originally the brainchild of Sara Gilbert, who had developed the show when it launched back 2010 and it replaced the beloved As the World Turns which went off the air after 54 years when CBS canceled it.

So, what do you think of The Talk being canceled? Will this make room for The Gates to begin to air in its spot beginning in 2025? Share your reactions to the news via the comment section.

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Hayley Erin Previews Her Role in Horror-Thriller ‘New Life’

While she has been tearing it up as Claire aka Eve on The Young and the Restless, Daytime Emmy winner, Hayley Erin is also starring in a riveting horror-thriller called New Life.

In New Life, Erin takes on the role of a mysterious woman named Jessica who is seemingly the run. The premise offers, that Jessica is being pursuit by a resourceful fixer named Elsa, is hired to locate. Two different and unique stories are linked and converge, as the stakes of the pursuit explode to apocalyptic proportions.

Taking to her Instagram to promote her role in the film, which drops on May 4th, Hayley expressed, “New Life brought new meaning to blood, sweat, and tears. I’m so proud of this film and everyone involved, cannot wait to share it with you all… in select theatres and streaming MAY 3rd!!!”

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Several of Erin’s co-stars from her time on General Hospital as Kiki Jerome, including bff Chloe Lanier (ex-Nelle) and Maura West (Ava) shared their enthusiasm after checking out the trailer.  Lanier shared, “Best actress in the world, love you.”  West said, “I cannot wait. Congratulations!”

New Life, hits select theaters and streaming platforms on Friday, May 3rd.

Now below check out the official trailer, and then let us know if you will be watching Hayley in this complete departure from her role as Claire/Eve on Y&R in the comment section below.

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